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'The Voice' Winner Craig Wayne Boyd

Snubs Fans Hard

5 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF


Craig Wayne Boyd
may have just won "The Voice," but he wouldn't even be a finalist in "The Brain," because he almost immediately disrespected the fans who will determine his long-term success. 

Boyd was leaving an NYC office Building Wednesday ... when he squeezed in an autograph and a mid-stride selfie, and then blazed past the other fans.

The little people know the game, and warned the singer he's starting off on the wrong foot.

"The Voice" is a really good show. Now name one of the past winners.

Soap Star Crystal Hunt

I Cut a Woman's Face

And it Only Cost Me $3,600!

15 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
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1217-crystal-hunt-INSTAGRAM-01Soap star Crystal Hunt destroys faces and dreams according to the woman she attacked this year ... now she's paying out ... but it seems like a drop in the bucket.

The "One Life to Live" actress went to town on Elizabeth Nam during a bar brawl, cracking a bar glass on her face, requiring doctors, plastic surgeons and even a shrink.  

You'd think the bills, along with her pain and suffering, would be in the tens of thousands of dollars.

But a criminal court judge just ordered Crystal to pay a measly $3,600 to Elizabeth in restitution. It's unclear why the amount is so low.

Crystal has pled no contest to assault, and has been placed on 3 years probation and ordered to perform 45 days of community labor.

Sounds like Elizabeth got hit ... and then slapped in the face. But Elizabeth can still file a civil suit.

'Married At First Sight' Lawsuit

Till Theft Of My Idea

Do Us Part

35 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
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Married At First Sight Lawsuit
A&E
 doesn’t think the idea of a marriage reality game show is sacred … at least that's the allegation in a new lawsuit.

Yaina Williams says she's the brainchild behind “Married at First Sight” -- a show that follows six couples that get hitched the moment they meet.

Williams claims she uploaded her treatment to a site called the TV Writers Vault back in 2011 and later found out an exec at Lifetime -- owned by A&E Networks -- downloaded it a year later.

She says the next thing she knew ... promos for MAFS were running on the network and she flipped out.

Williams says the the show is so similar to her treatment ... they even share the same tagline, "Can Love Happen at First Sight." And she says the use of experts, online voting and a 6-month couples check-up were all copied.

She wants a judge to order the network to stop airing the show. And she also wants money.

Calls to A&E have not been returned.

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Amy Pascal

I'm Going Nowhere

12/17/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Amy Pascal Job Sony
Sony Pictures Chief Amy Pascal will NOT step down ... and we're told there has been a groundswell of celebrity support for her to keep her job.

Our industry sources tell TMZ ... more than 50 showbiz bigwigs -- many of whom are celebrities -- have contacted Pascal and other honchos at Sony voicing support for her. Ironically, a number of the supporters voice their sentiment via email to various execs at Sony.

We're told the celebs who have come forward include Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth PaltrowJohn Singleton, Jack Nicholson and Tyler Perry. As for that pic of Jolie with the steely look as Pascal hugged her ... we're told it was just a moment in time.

We're told Pascal is winning some points by spending much of her time in the last few days focusing on the security and safety of the employees.

Pascal is under fire for her emails with producer Scott Rudin about Prez Obama's film preferences, which Rudin said ranged from "12 Years a Slave" to "Ride Along."

The people voicing support have gone out of their way to say they do not think Pascal is racist.

Cuba Gooding Jr.

I've Reached A Verdict on O.J.

12/17/2014 7:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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121714_cuba_gooding_jr_launch_v2Cuba Gooding Jr. is already stepping into OJ Simpson's Bruno Magli's ... and he's made up his mind about whether the Juice is guilty of murder. 

Outside the Paley Center in NYC ... Cuba told us he's excited about playing Simpson in Ryan Murphy's miniseries “American Crime Story: The People V. OJ Simpson." But to really nail the role, Cuba says he has to go all in -- which raises the million dollar question.

So, does that mean believing OJ did it ... believing he didn't ... or KNOWING he did, and then lying to yourself?

Watch the video -- Cuba gives us an answer. It's cryptic, but telling.

So, we gotta ask ...

Sony Hacking Scandal

Execs Convinced It's an Inside Job

12/17/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Sony Hack Inside JobSony execs are now convinced someone who worked for the studio is behind the massive hacking ... because no one from the outside could so precisely target the compromising information.

Multiple sources connected to the studio tell TMZ ... the strong, prevailing view is that the North Koreans are probably involved, but they used someone with intimate knowledge of the Sony email system to laser in on the most embarrassing information.

We're told the people at Sony who are investigating believe the hackers had intimate knowledge of mail systems and their configurations. They also believe the hackers have knowledge of the internal media distribution systems and the internal IT systems, including human resources and payroll.

Several people suggested a possible link between the hackers and Sony layoffs, which included a large number of IT employees.

Kylie Jenner

I'm Going to Children's Hospital

Partly Dressed

12/16/2014 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1216-kylie-tyga-getty-01Kylie Jenner gave a bunch of sick kids exactly what they wanted this holiday season ... oh yeah, and she brought some toys too.

Wearing a white, shear, midriff-baring top, a pair of tight, ripped jeans, high heels, and camera-ready makeup ... Kylie showed up Monday with boyfriend Tyga to the Teen Impact Holiday Party at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

We're told the couple passed out about 30 gifts as they went room to room to visit sick kids, staying around an hour.

Maybe not the most appropriate outfit for young kids.

So we gotta ask ...

Mama June

Forget Santa ...

I'll Save Christmas!

12/16/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Mama June Donates MoneyChristmas in the town of McIntyre, GA was almost cancelled, but Mama June ponied up out of her own pocket to save it.

The Shannon family has hosted a toy drive for the last 5 years ... with great success. Sometimes 500 people a night would show up at their well-decorated home, where adults deposited toys and the kids would sit on Santa's -- AKA Sugar Bear's -- lap.

But the fallout from the collapse of the Honey Boo Boo empire has taken its toll ... only a few hundred people showed up so far, and it looked like some kids would get nothing next week.

So Mama June says she personally forked over $2,000 for toys and says she'll ante up more if need be. She tells us, "No matter if one or one hundred came out, I was going to make sure the kids here in the county will wake up to something at Christmas."

So she's been naughty and nice.

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'Vanderpump Rules' Star

We Deserve $10k an Episode

12/16/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Vanderpump Rules Pay Per Episode
"Vanderpump Rules" star Peter Madrigal thinks he and the rest of the supporting cast are getting short changed, and he wants Lisa to DOUBLE their salary.

Peter told us he doesn't care that Vanderpump flies first while everyone else is crammed in coach. But on the salary front, he thinks the ratings justify $10K an episode, not the $5K they're currently pulling in.

Here's the thing ... the $5K represents more than a 1000 percent increase. They were only getting $5K for the entire first season.

Tis the season ... to ask for a big fat paycheck.

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Chris Pratt

Pays Tribute to Lil Sebastian

At 'Parks and Rec' Party

12/16/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Video

Chris Pratt Lil Sebastian Tribute
Chris Pratt gave an emotional performance Saturday at the wrap party for "Parks and Recreation" ... all to pay tribute to one of Pawnee's finest treasures -- Lil Sebastian.

There was no hologram horse -- but Pratt belted out the Mouse Rat song "5,000 Candles in the Wind" with Ron freaking Swanson playing the guitar ... and just like you'd expect, it was awesome!

Everyone in attendance was stoked -- and since the show finished filming it's final season this week ... it will probably be the last time anyone hears it in person.

Treat yo self ... and watch the video.

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Teresa Giudice

I Got a Bum Rap

I'm Not Paying for Gia's Music Videos

12/16/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Teresa Giudice Daughter Music Videos

Teresa Guidice may be a criminal, but she's not as bad as people are making her out to be in the restitution department.

There has been a torrent of criticism that Teresa funded her daughter's 2 music videos when she still owes the government hundreds of thousands of dollars in restitution and she stiffed her creditors by declaring bankruptcy.  

But we've learned ... Teresa didn't ante up a red cent for the 3KT videos. Gia Guidice's manager, Xhist Entertainment, tells TMZ the videos were funded by the management company and private investors ... not Teresa or Joe.

There are reports Teresa blew 5 figures on the videos. We're told they were way cheaper -- $5K-8K a pop. 

She's bad, but not that bad.

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Daymond John

Undercover Santa Hawks 'Shark Tank' Shades

12/16/2014 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Daymond John Santa "Shark Tank" Investor Daymond John is a shameless Santa who walked the streets of NYC in disguise to hawk some wacky sunglasses in which he has HEAVILY invested.

John blended into the crowd during SantaCon, and unlike most of the other Santas, his mission was not to get wasted. Instead he tried to make a go of Sunstaches -- novelty glasses with attachments that can turn you into a pirate, a cowboy, a Rosta, and even a devil.

The FUBU CEO owns 30% of the company after anteing up $300K on Shark Tank.

Watch the video ... you gotta hand it to him, he's an ace of a salesman.

Mama June

Sex Tape Biz Is Just a Fantasy

12/15/2014 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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121514_tv_tune_mama_june_sex_launch_v2Mama June's turning her back on more than a million bucks to shoot a sex tape with Sugar Bear -- which is a huge shock! Or a huge relief.

Really depends on what you're into. No judgment. 
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