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Paris Hilton

FAKED Horror in 'Plane Crash' Stunt ...

In on the Prank

7/2/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Paris Hilton is a better actress than we thought ... we've learned she was totally in on the "near plane crash" stunt.

TMZ has obtained a document prepared by the Egyptian production company behind the prank. Turns out Paris wasn't their first choice. The company sent the offer to the reps of other American celebs back in March, offering them big money to participate in the prank.  

The document states, "We will act as if something is going wrong and ask all passengers to jump off the plane!!! Of course everyone will panic, we'll be having skydivers in disguise with us on board."

The doc goes on, "We will monitor the funny reactions from our celebrity guest when they fear jumping off the plane."

And the document even mentions the stunt has the blessing of Dubai authorities ... "Dubai official authorities are monitoring this show and providing us with security. If you want to make sure, you can contact the office of crown prince of Dubai, his majesty Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. He himself will be supervising the progress of the project."

Sources say the production company offered a huge amount of money to a willing celeb ... in the million dollar range. 

We got Paris out Wednesday in Bev Hills, and listen closely ... she talks about the pilot "taking it too far." The question ... what, if anything, was she expecting?

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Paris Hilton

I'm Suing the

'Plane Crash' Pranksters

6/30/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Paris Hilton is telling business associates ... she will sue the people responsible for putting her on a plane that appeared to be in crash mode ... just to get a rise out of her. 

We're told Paris is furious over the stunt ... in which a TV crew got the pilot to pretend to shut down the engines in her plane, and then nose-dive to the ground. Paris says she was in mortal fear for her life ... something the video pretty clearly shows. 

Our sources say she's "totally freaked out" over flying anywhere ... something she's required to constantly do. She's already called her lawyers to find out who's responsible, and they told her she has a solid case for emotional distress.

Paris tells them she had absolutely no clue this was a prank ... she wasn't in on it. She also doesn't believe anyone in her camp was involved.

An Egyptian TV show host engineered the prank as they flew over Dubai.

And Paris says ... it was a lot worse than it looked on video. She says the plane almost hit the water during the dive and then steeply pulled out of the dive, almost doing a loop as it ascended.

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Warren Sapp

What, Me Worry?

Hits Fishing Tourney After Dom. Violence Charges

6/29/2015 3:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0629_warren_sapp_fishing_faccebookWarren Sapp won't let a little thing like allegedly beating, stomping and biting his GF keep him from having a good time ... 'cause days after he was hit with criminal charges, Warren went fishing. 

TMZ Sports has learned ... Sapp participated in the 5th Annual University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Dolphin Tournament over the weekend, laughing and smiling with U of M cheerleaders. 

The tourney raises money for various charity organizations ... and Warren actually hosted the tournament in 2012. 

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Still, considering Sapp was charged with 3 counts of domestic violence on Thursday ... it was interesting that he showed up ready to fish just 24 hours later. 

Warren hasn't issued an official statement about the charges ... but he definitely sent a message this weekend -- he's not letting it bother him.  

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Iggy Azalea

I Don't Have to Suck Britney's A**hole

She's Why Our Song Bombed

6/29/2015 10:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Iggy Azalea has an excuse for everything ... and this time she's throwing stones at Britney Spears

The song "Pretty Girls" bombed hard, despite a highly publicized music video. Iggy now says it's because Britney didn't get off her ass and promote it. Here's how she put it: "Its difficult to send a song up the charts without additional promo and tv performances etc. unfortunately im just featured."

Then Iggy goes in for the kill, saying, "My comment is factual, it applies to any song. I dont have to suck the womans a**hole 24/7 to be her friend, do i? bye girls." 

Here's the thing. Iggy never says what Britney was required to do. She also has to know ... doing promotional interviews isn't exactly Britney's strong suit ... as in she's a deer in headlights.

And the song got more promotion than most.

Waaaaa, waaaaa, waaaaaa.

Kanye West

Gets 'Taylor Swifted' at Concert

6/28/2015 8:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye West just got a dose of his own VMA medicine when a known stage invader did his thing during a concert.

Kanye was performing in Glastonbury, England when Lee Nelson danced center stage.  Kanye kind of gave a 'WTF' gesture to his security, who promptly ramrodded the guy off stage.  As far as we know, Nelson was not arrested.

Nelson has crashed other big shows as well, including the 2014 "X Factor" live shows.

Nelson didn't let it go, tweeting, "I Kanye'd Kanye."

Bam Margera

Knocked Out After Brutal Attack

6/21/2015 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Bam Margera was viciously attacked in Iceland Saturday at the Secret Solstice Festival.

A festival spokesman claims the "Jackass" star was in a "really weird condition" and tried strong-arming his way into the production room.  The spokesman says Bam started heckling 2 women who were blocking him, and that's when the went lights out.

Bam claims it was quite the opposite ... he says the attack had nothing to do with the 2 women, and says he was brutally attacked by "a scumbag" who helps run the festival.

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Bradley Cooper

Dashes, Then Crashes into Door

6/20/2015 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0620-bradley-cooper-akm-gsi-01Bradley Cooper made a dash for the hippest restaurant in London Friday night, but misjudged the opening and slammed into the front door.

Bradley was trying to make his way inside Chiltern Firehouse ... one of the best and most popular restaurants in London.  

It's unclear how it happened, but photogs say he hit his head hard on the front door -- apparently he had his head down as he tried running inside.

It looks painful but hopefully he enjoyed the awesome food.

Zac Efron

Dogfight Over Shark Encounter

6/17/2015 1:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

Zac Efron was either a noble conservationist or a reckless yahoo when he dove with a tiger shark.

Shark experts could not be more divided. Naturalist Juan Oliphant, who set up the dive in Hawaii with Zac and Adam Divine, tells TMZ the point was to show the beauty of sharks so people will think twice before poaching them for fin soup. 

But shark photog Jeff Kurr felt Zac's dive was not only reckless, it could actually make sharks even more hated and feared. He says tiger sharks are extremely dangerous and unpredictable.

Oliphant says Zac and Adam were extremely respectful and the shark was "mellow and uninterested in people," but Kurr says grabbing a fin is an aggressive invite to a deadly attack.

 FYI ... in Hawaii, tiger shark attacks outnumber great white attacks.

YG

Yeah, I Got Shot Down ...

But I Can Still Turn Up

6/15/2015 4:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0615-yg-twitter-01Three bullets to the hip ain't gonna keep YG from partying his ass off ... even though he's on crutches, and his shooter is still on the loose. 

Sources close to YG tell TMZ, just 3 days after he was shot ... the young gangster hit up a Hollywood Hills rager at famous party spot, the PingTank mansion.

We broke the story -- YG was shot 3 times, and refused to cooperate with police working the case. We're told he was plenty social inside the party though.

YG's not-so hidden message to the shooter -- I'm number one? 

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Floyd Mayweather

Bikini Spelling Debacle

... At Dallas Nightclub

6/15/2015 12:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The insanely hot bikini team at Medusa nightclub in Dallas was SUPPOSED to spell out Floyd Mayweather's name during his epic grand entrance this weekend. 

Let's just say they fell short of a Vanya Shivashankar-like performance.

Don't worry ... they eventually figured it out ... and Mayweather went on to party his face off at the party thrown by Big D party promoters @themenofbusiness.

Plus, we're told Floyd -- in classic Mayweather form -- bought over 20 bottles of champagne for his TMT crew to sip on all night.  

The buzz in the club was the Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was hanging out with Floyd in the VIP section ... along with Dallas Mavs player Bernard James ... and they all had a blast! 

Get well soon, Manny.

Smash Mouth Singer

Quit Tossing Bread at Us...

You 'Punk Bitches'

6/15/2015 8:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The lead singer of Smash Mouth lost his cool during a concert, and started cussing like CRAZY at the crowd ... all because of a little bread. 

The '90s band (still working the county fair & festival circuit) was performing at a Colorado food fest on Sunday when people in the crowd started throwing slices of bread on stage -- and when the dough hit lead singer Steve Harwell. ... he went off

Harwell lost his mind ... threatening to fight anyone -- at the family friendly event, mind you. 

Security stepped in though to block Harwell from attacking, and he returned to the stage to sing "All Star" ... which is all anyone cared about anyway.  

Flavor Flav

Fireworks Criminal Case Fizzles

6/15/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The cosmos has finally aligned for Flavor Flav, because he’s off the hook for a fireworks show cops claimed was criminal.

Flav got busted for setting off 100 lbs. of illegal fireworks last July 4th at his Las Vegas pad.

The D.A.'s office wanted more info on the bust from Vegas cops. But time passed and the info didn't come, so prosecutors tossed the case.

It's a lucky break for the Public Enemy rapper, who’s been busted for harboring this type of ammo several times in the past.

Flav has never seemed phased by the threat of prosecution for setting off bottle rockets ... and the 4th is just around the corner.

NAACP's Rachel Dolezal

WHITE Parents Say ...

She's Been 'Black' Since College

6/12/2015 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Rachel Dolezal -- the NAACP leader who turns out to actually be white -- has everyone baffled ... including her own parents, who have no idea why she's been passing as black for nearly a decade.

Lawrence and Ruthanne Dolezal's say they first heard about Rachel's "black" exploits in Spokane, WA back in 2007. Rachel's risen to become the leader of the NAACP's Spokane chapter, while apparently representing herself as being black. 

Her parents spoke to CNN this morning, and admitted Rachel's wanted nothing to do with them. They say they're only speaking out because a reporter contacted them to confirm their identity and Rachel's.

They say at first ... they thought Rachel was just expressing the fact she "identified" as black ... but it eventually took a more serious turn. They also say she started immersing herself in African-American culture as far back as 1995, when she was in college. 

Watch ... it doesn't sound like they regret keeping their daughter's secret. For its part, the NAACP says it stands behind Dolezal and her advocacy record speaks for itself.

The whole bizarre story started with this clip ... when a Spokane reporter confronted Rachel with a photo of her father.

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