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1D's Niall Horan The Pink Slip?

12/8/2016 8:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Niall Horan looked like he knew he had just let a giant cat out of the bag leaving one of L.A.'s most expensive baby stores with a basket of pink stuff. 

Niall's old 1D bandmate, Liam Payne, and his partner, Cheryl Cole, are reportedly expecting in early 2017, but haven't revealed the sex of their baby. Naturally 1D fans jumped to the conclusion the girly stuff Niall's toting is for the couple. 

Of course, it's possible the basket is for someone else ... after all, it is the holidays and Liam and Cheryl are hunkered down in London. 

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Bobby Shmurda Less Jail Time On Table In Prison Shank Case

12/7/2016 2:02 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1207-Bobby-Shmurda-tmzBobby Shmurda's lawyer just pulled a legal rabbit out of the hat -- the rapper has a new opportunity to reduce his prison time. 

Shmurda was in court Tuesday with attorney Alex Spiro for allegedly getting caught with a shank behind bars. We're told prosecutors are offering Bobby the chance to plead guilty to a reduced charge of "attempted promoting prison contraband." If he does he could get 1 to 4 years.

Bobby's already serving 7 years for his murder conspiracy case, but if he takes the plea deal for the shank ... the sentence will run concurrently.

Sources close to Bobby say his friends, family and lawyers are all pushing him to take the deal. They're concerned because he's been a loose cannon in court lately.

One of Bobby's counterparts was sentenced to 98 years back in May ... so the possibility of him getting out in anything less than 10 is some damn good deal. Shmurda can think over his decision on the plea until a January 7 hearing.

We reached out to Spiro ... but he had no comment. 

Kim, Khloe & Kourtney Crush Blac Chyna's Biz Dreams ... You'll Never Be One of Us

12/7/2016 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1206-kardashian-sisters-kim-kourtney-khloe-block-blac-chyna-name-change-TMZ-01Just because Blac Chyna's marrying a Kardashian doesn't mean she can get in the club -- the Kardashian sisters are going to war to block her from cashing in on the family name.

According to docs obtained by TMZ ... Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney's companies are opposing Chyna's request to trademark "Angela Renee Kardashian" -- which she was trying to lock down for use while working in entertainment, and also on social media.

The mean girls sisters throw down the gauntlet in docs, saying if Chyna gets the trademark they'll "suffer damage including irreparable injury to their reputation and goodwill."

Translation: stay in your ex-stripper lane ... you're not one of us.

Make no mistake ... this is nasty. In the docs, they say Chyna is "deliberately seeking to profit from the goodwill and popularity" of the Kardashian name.

Merry Christmas to all!

Hailee Steinfeld Autograph Hound Needs Ambulance! After Lamest Shove Ever

12/6/2016 5:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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One Hailee Steinfeld autograph seeker got an ambulance ride from LAX, but video of the incident makes it seem like he might deserve an Oscar.

Our photog was on the scene as Hailee walked to her car, and the autograph seeker persistently buzzed around her. The dude desperately wanted her Jane Hancock, but Hailee's handler wasn't having it and did get a little physical.

We caught the whole thing on video, and while it didn't seem like mortal combat -- the guy ended up needing medical assistance.

The handler had to talk to cops, and the autograph seeker was writhing in pain in the ambulance.

We don't know if anyone's faking here. We're just saying watch the video ...

Nicki Minaj Mental Health Org Fires Back ... Miami Video Is No Joke

12/5/2016 4:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Nicki Minaj is getting more than social media backlash for posting video of a woman losing it in Miami -- now a mental health organization is dressing her down for allegedly mocking the woman.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-Miami) is sounding off, just like several of Nicki's fans, saying the clip is an invasion of the woman's privacy, which dehumanizes her.

NAMI says it's pissed Nicki's used her fame -- she has 70 million IG followers -- to influence young people in a negative manner. A rep for NAMI says, "Nobody would make fun of a cancer patient, and mental illness is an illness like any other." 

Several comments on the video claim it's well-known in South Beach the woman in the video is mentally ill. In Nicki's defense, it's entirely plausible she didn't know that ... plus, she never says anything nasty to the woman.

G-Eazy Cops Called To Video Shoot After Pissed Off Man Allegedly Attacks Crew

12/3/2016 12:33 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1202-g-eazy-tmz-01G-Eazy got some unwanted company at a recent music video shoot after a man allegedly attacked his crew simply because they were filming on his block.

Sources close to the rapper say he was in an L.A. neighborhood Thursday making the video. We're told things were running smoothly until one resident took issue with the production on his street. Our source says the elderly man became irate, at one point trying to take a generator and punching a producer.

We're told the situation got even more heated and a scuffle ensued with both sides calling the cops, who showed up, took a report and diffused the situation.

Law enforcement sources tell us they responded to take a report but no arrests were made.

It ain't easy bein' Eazy.

Wayne Brady Sorry I Missed My Show ... I Had Too Much Soul Food

12/2/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Wayne Brady was surprisingly MIA for opening night of his new play, but he's got an excuse we can all relate to -- he ate way too much on Thanksgiving. Seriously.

We asked Wayne why he missed his debut in "Merrily We Roll Along" Wednesday night, and he told us -- despite rumors of a more serious injury -- it was something way more embarrassing.

Brady assured us and all his fans there's no reason to worry, though ... he's already recovered and will be onstage at the Bram Goldsmith Theater in Bev Hills Friday night.

HoneyBaked Ham be damned.

Luke Bryan Strikes Taunting fan

12/1/2016 10:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

update_graphic_red_bar11:55 AM PT -- Luke's people have responded ... they tell us a man in the front row was making crude hand gestures toward Luke during his show, which was insulting to him and all the families in the area. Concert security saw the man's actions and escorted him out.

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Luke Bryan was razzed, hazed and taunted until he snapped and lashing out at a fan during a Nashville concert.

Luke was performing Wednesday night when several fans took aim -- one waved a sign that read, "We can see your camel toe" ... referring to the tight jeans Luke famously wears.

Another fan in the front gave Luke the finger, and that's all she wrote. He walked down, and with his fist wrapped around the mic, smacked the guy in the side of the head.

'Bachelor in Paradise' Lace Morris Keeping Matching 'Grace' Tattoo ... And the Ring!

11/29/2016 10:27 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1129-lace-morris-grant-kemp-tmz-instagram"Bachelor in Paradise" star Lace Morris is back on the market but she's absolutely certain about one thing -- the matching tattoo she got with ex-fiance Grant Kemp ... ain't going away.

Lace tells us even though she and Grant both got their couple name, "Grace," inked on their wrists, she's planning to keep it because it's not just about her ex and the broken engagement.

0809-lace-morris-wrist-tattoo-SPLASH-01Lace says it's a reminder of good times she had with Grant, and memories of shooting 'BiP.' She says she always intended to get a tatt souvenir for her time on the show ... just so happens it ended up being about Grant when they got together.

We're told Grant's not rushing to remove the ink, but he's open to erasing it later. Translation: When a new hot chick wants it gone, he'll lose it.

As for the engagement ring -- reportedly worth almost $100k and bought by production, NOT Grant -- Lace says she's keeping it, unless producers demand it back. 

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Melania and Barron Trump Victory!!! YouTuber will Remove Bogus 'Autism' Video

11/28/2016 4:53 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1128-melania-trump-barron-trump-getty-05Melania Trump just got what she was after ... the man who posted the YouTube video suggesting Barron had autism is taking the video down.

The guy who posted the video says, "TMZ just contacted me to tell me Melania Trump is threatening a lawsuit over this video ... I never ever meant this as a bullying video."

The video was posted by someone who says he was diagnosed with autism at age 5, and he says he posted the video because he wanted to stop people for bullying Barron over his "weird behavior."

Fact is ... Barron does not have autism and the video perpetuated the bullying, but the guy behind the video says it will come down and he will issue a retraction and an apology to Melania and Barron.

As for Rosie O'Donnell -- who also suggested Barron had autism -- she's been radio silent Monday, but over the weekend she posted a long statement saying she meant no ill will but also never took back her questions about Barron and autism.

50 Cent Cops Called for Alleged 'Buck 50' Slashing Threat

11/23/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1122_50-cent_tmzupdate_graphic_red_barSources close to 50 tell TMZ, "50 doesn't personally know him however he heard that he was assaulted, as a result of the vlad and Jimmy Henchmen interview that mentioned 50. Mafi personally commented on 50's post, and when 50 saw he was in fact not injured he then deleted the post."update_grey_gray_bar50 Cent made a thinly veiled threat to cut a guy so badly he'd need 150 stitches -- so claims the guy who says all he did was try to interview one of Fiddy's baby mamas.

Courtney "Mafi" Johnson says he booked Shaniqua Tompkins for an interview, and the next day 50 Cent posted a photo of Mafi on his Instagram with the menacing caption: "I have nothing to do with him getting a buck 50 in his face ... now the poor guy has to staple his face together."

Mafi says Fiddy deleted the post after 45 minutes, but the damage was done -- he called police out of concern for his safety and filed an incident report. Cops in Wisconsin, where Mafi lives, say they've looked into it and closed the case.

Mafi says he's meeting with a lawyer to consider his options.

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NHL's J.T. Brown Smashes Fan's iPhone ... After On-Ice Brawl

11/22/2016 12:41 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Tampa Bay Lighting winger J.T. Brown didn't get all of his aggression out on the ice Monday night -- smashing a fan's iPhone moments after he was sent to the penalty box after an all-out brawl. 

Brown went straight Conor McGregor on Nashville Predator defenseman Ryan Ellis after a blindside hit in the 3rd period.

As Brown was sent off the ice, Preds fan Brendan Johansen began to heckle him ... and that's when Brown reached up and smashed the cell phone.

We spoke with Johansen who says he's not mad and isn't taking any legal action -- but says he hopes the Lightning will spring to get him a new phone ... because his screen got shattered in the mayhem.

As for the game, the Predators won 3-1. 

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Birdman Furious at Lil Wayne ... No Respek Means No Deal!

11/21/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1117-birdman-lil-wayne-tmz-01Birdman's legal war with Lil Wayne is back to square one, because Weezy continues to drop major disrespect on his ex-mentor's name.

Sources close to the situation tell us ... lawyers for the 2 camps were close to reaching a deal -- one meeting away, in fact -- when Wayne publicly dissed Birdman by changing the lyrics in "I'm Me" from a Cash Money shout-out to a Jay Z shout-out.

We're told Birdman has his own beef with Jay, which made Wayne's diss sting even more. Lil Wayne's "Suck my d***!" at that same show didn't help either -- so he pulled the plug on negotiations.

The bottom line, we're told, is if they're ever gonna settle the $51 million lawsuit ... both sides need to stop jawing in public.


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