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'Dawson's Creek'

Hunks Reunite

... We've Still Got It!

11/16/2014 12:13 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1116-james-van-der-beek-josh-jackson-TWITTER-01"Dawson's Creek" stars James Van Der Beek and Joshua Jackson reunited in L.A. ... and we're pretty sure they're both vampires -- 'cause neither looks like they've aged a day.

The 37-year-old Beek snapped a pic Saturday night with his 36-year-old former co-star ... reminding people why they were once teen heartthrobs.

No sign of Katie Holmes or Michelle Williams -- but we're guessing Dawson complained about both of them to Pacey ... while comparing his life to some classic movie.

We miss that show.  Sue us.

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Jay Z

Front and Center At

Solange's Wedding White Party

11/16/2014 12:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


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Jay Z showed up to Solange's wedding Sunday in New Orleans breaking a cardinal rule ... but in this case there's an exception.

Hova and Beyonce arrived hours before the nuptials and Jay dressed to the nines in a fancy white tux. 

Wearing white to someone else's wedding is normally frowned upon ... the whole upstaging the bride thing. But when you look at the photos it appears the ceremony has an all-white theme.

Or maybe he's just trying to get revenge for the elevator fight.

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Timbaland

Lifetime Deserves the Heat

For Crappy Aaliyah Biopic

11/16/2014 10:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

111614_timbaland_instagram_launch_v2 Timbaland clearly thinks Lifetime deserves every ounce of crap being flung their way for the Aaliyah biopic that premiered Saturday ... and during his attack on the network, no digital punches were pulled.

The rapper/producer went on a social media rampage last night urging people to boycott the "Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B"... using a slew of hilarious memes.

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Once the movie was over -- Timbo had no problem gloating to fans who watched the flick anyway -- taunting them and the network with a funny video post.

Timbaland wasn't the only celebrity who had choice words for the movie ... DL Hughley also chimed in -- saying, "Aaliyah is the Soul Plane of Lifetime!"

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Dwight Howard

Investigated and Cleared

for Child Abuse

11/16/2014 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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9:15 AM PT -- We now have confirmation that the Florida Dept. of Children and Families closed the investigation, concluding, "The investigation is being closed with no substantiated findings of physical injuries."  The report also states Howard was interviewed by authorities.

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Royce Reed posted a statement on Instagram saying, "The case is not closed and he is/was not cleared!  The investigation is still open as he refuses to speak to the police.  So whoever these reps are that are trying to slander me, just know the gloves are off and I'm not the one to play with when it comes to my son.  That is all."
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 was under investigation for child abuse and gave precisely the same excuse Adrian Peterson used, but it appears in this case authorities found Howard did not break the law.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Sports ... Howard's baby mama Royce Reed went to Children's Services in the Orlando, FL area in August and complained he had whipped their 6-year-old son Braylon with a belt, leaving bruises and abrasions on his leg.

We're told the case worker sent the former "Basketball Wives" cast member to a nearby medical facility to evaluate the boy and document the injuries.

Authorities interviewed Howard and he confessed to the belting, but said he didn't realize there was anything wrong with it because he was disciplined the same way as a kid. Howard's lawyer filed legal docs claiming he never caused marks, bruises, welts or injuries requiring medical treatment.

Sources connected to Howard tell TMZ ... Children's Services closed out the case after determining the injuries depicted in the photos were not caused by a belting. In other words ... whatever Howard did was not that serious.

And there's this twist ... Howard filed legal docs Wednesday and he's gunning for full custody, claiming Reed is a shockingly unfit mother who gives the kid psychotropic drugs just so she can have a "chemical babysitter."

Howard's rep tells TMZ, authorities found the allegations "frivolous," adding, "It's no coincidence that these false allegations were 'leaked' on the heels of Dwight filing for major custody of his son."  

The rep adds, "It is troubling to see a mother use her son as a pawn against his father," and that Dwight will do "whatever is necessary to protect [the child's] welfare and best interests."

Richard Simmons

Friends Call BS

On 'Spin' That He's OK

11/16/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Richard Simmons' close friends are now mad, in addition to being extremely concerned for his welfare ... because they believe his spokesperson is shoveling crap with the story that Richard's OK.

The spokesman told the NY Daily News ... Richard is "sad" but not clinically depressed, a shut-in or a recluse.

Now extremely close friends of Richard are pissed ... saying Richard's people are not leveling. For a variety of reasons, they believe something dire has happened.

-- The last contact any of his closest friends had with him is March 10.
-- The mother of an extremely close, long-time friend died a few months back, and Richard never contacted her, which is completely out of character.
--  Richard was close with Joan Rivers and, as one friend put it, "There is no way he wouldn't have gone to her funeral if he was OK."
--  He has abandoned his exercise studio, where he was a fixture. He hasn't been there in months, and everyone there says they have no idea why.

As we reported ... one of Richard's key people told us a looming knee replacement sent him into a massive depression ... exacerbated by the death of his beloved dog. But the close friends say they don't believe knee surgery or the dog would cause Richard to cut himself off from the outside world.

As one friend said ... "If Richard is really OK and is aware people are extremely concerned about him, he'd pick up the phone and tell them to relax.  But he hasn't, and we're worried sick."

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Kim Richards

Removes Pit Bull From Home

... Temporarily

11/16/2014 12:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

111614_kim_richards_launchKim Richards finally played her hand on the fate of her pit bull ... and it sounds like she's trying to keep it.

Kyle Richard's sis was at the Grove Saturday when our photog asked about her dog, which has now bitten 4 people ... most recently Kyle's 18-year-old daughter Alexia.

It takes a little reading between the lines, but it sounds like she's saying she sent the dog to a professional so it won't continue attacking people.  That means when the trainer thinks the dog is socialized she'll take it back.

The question ... who would go to Kim's house hoping the dog had turned over a new leaf?

Once bit ...

  
In other news...

Sarah Hyland Switched Up Her Whole Look Just In Time For Winter

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'X Factor' Singer Sues

My Gym Was a Hollywood Casting Couch

11/16/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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It's the oldest story in Hollywood -- naive girl comes to La La Land ... only to be seduced by a pervy boss ... so claims a former "X-Factor" contestant in a new lawsuit.

Katie Waissel -- who appeared on the U.K. show -- moved to L.A. last year looking for fame and fortune ... but she needed a job to pay the bills, so she applied at Equinox in Woodland Hills, CA.

Katie claims the manager, Matt Lee, took an instant liking to her and gave her some very personal attention. Katie says Matt interviewed her several times -- at fancy restaurants where they drank. She says it didn't seem odd, because she had "little familiarity with the American hiring process."

She claims Matt then amped it up, showing up at her house with gifts, groceries and taking her out to more lunches and dinners. She says he also insisted she use his Amex card for gas.

Then Katie says things turned ... after a night of drinking she says she rejected Matt's advances, but says she gave in after he guilted her into feeling ungrateful.

She says she complained to Equinox, but they treated her like the bad guy ... so she's suing Lee and the health club for sexual harassment and retaliation.

Equinox had no comment. We left a message for Matt, but got no return call.

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Nipsey Hussle

Jeopardy Name Drop Was Cool

Trebek Gets a Hood Pass

11/16/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

111614_nipsey_hussle_launch_v3Rapper Nipsey Hussle says his name being dropped on "Jeopardy" was awesome ... and it may have earned Alex Trebek a hood pass.

For everyone under the age of 55 ... Trebek rattled off rap names for a category this week -- and it was hilarious ... especially "Boogaloo B."

Check out the video ... hood pass aside, the rapper is pretty clear on Trebek's chances of survival on the streets.

What is ... slim to none?

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'RHOA' Star Porsha Williams

Demotion Was No Big Deal

But We Don't Believe Her

11/16/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Porsha Williams RHOA Spin OffPorsha Williams SAYS she's not fazed by her recent demotion on "Real Housewives of Atlanta"... but she sounds like she's lying.

Porsha was at LAX Thursday when she told our photog her dance card is filled with work now that she's no long a series regular, but watch the video ... it just doesn't ring true.

We broke the story ... Porsha was demoted back in October from main cast member to friend for being a pain in the ass.

There have been reports of a possible spin-off  ... and she adds fuel to the fire.

In other news...

See Snooki's DRAMATIC Weight Loss

Snooki gave birth less than two months ago, but she's already down to less than 100 pounds. Wait 'til you see what she looks like now!
 

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Celebrity Scramble

GUESS WHO!

11/16/2014 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1110_guess_scramble_post_launchThere's a universal star behind this extraterrestrial makeover -- can you guess which famous face should be brought back down to Earth?

Jay Sean

'All Or Nothing' Is More Like Nothing

... For PO'd Producers

11/16/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Jay Sean's hit album "All or Nothing" didn't happen magically -- so say the music producers who are going to war with Sean's label, Cash Money Records, claiming they were screwed out of a million dollars.

The lawsuit was filed by Orange Factory Music ... which claims it had a deal with Cash Money to produce Sean's huge 2009 single, "Down" -- and seven other songs.

The producers say it took 2 years before they finally saw a check -- for just $211K. They say they continued to get royalty statements for hundreds of thousands of dollars, but never got a check.

Orange Factory is going after Cash Money, not Sean -- for at least $1 million.

In other news...

Michelle Rodriguez Is Stunning In This One-Shoulder Black Dress

Michelle Rodriguez showed off her sophisticated side when she hit the red carpet in a one-shoulder, form fitting black dress.
 

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WHOOPI GOLDBERG

GOOD GENES OR

GOOD DOCS?

11/16/2014 12:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1113_whoopi_goldberg_genes_launchWhoopi Goldberg's beauty is a view to behold!

Here's a 31-year-old blue-eyed version of the "The Color Purple" star at a Beverly Hills lunch back in 1986 (left) and 28 years later the brown-eyed talk show host -- who celebrated her 59th birthday earlier this week -- at a "Sister Act" event in Spain last month (right).


Amen!

The question is...

Amanda Bynes

I Was Joking

About Murdering My Dad

11/15/2014 5:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1103-amanda-bynes-getty-3Amanda Bynes says she does NOT want to kill her family -- claiming the audio TMZ posted of her saying she wanted to murder her dad and slit her mom's wrists ... was just a joke.

Bynes says, "i was obviously joking about hurting my family - i straight up don't believe in harming a soul."

In a tweet Saturday, she added ... "I said what I said in jest & if you don't understand that then know I'm in therapy to talk about my dad issues and that will solve my concerns with ppl invading my private life. I am one of the most thoughtful girls you'll ever meet so don't read into what I joke about."

As we previously reported ... members of Amanda's family said they wanted us to post the audio -- which could be a wake-up call for medical professionals to intervene and get her help. 

Bynes also said she didn't really want Drake to murder her vagina ... adding, "So take what I say lightly because I am the nicest girl."

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