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'Annie' Star Quvenzhane Wallis

Huge Cut In Her Allowance

For Next Flick

1/19/2015 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Time for a smaller piggy bank ... Quvenzhane Wallis -- the new "Annie" and 11-year-old former Best Actress nominee -- is taking a huge pay cut for her next film.

According to docs ... the young star has gone from raking in $750K for "Annie" to pulling in a measly $40K base salary for her role in the upcoming "Fathers and Daughters" starring Russell Crowe and Aaron Paul.

But wait, there are bonuses ... if F&D hauls in $35M at the box office she'll score $25K and receive another $25K for every $5M jump after that, with a max bonus of $200K.

While it's a far cry from Daddy Warbucks bucks, remember she still has the potential to score another $750K bonus if "Annie" does well -- it's grossed $100M worldwide so far.   

No hard knock life here ... just a hard name to pronounce. 

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Mike Huckabee

I Love Beyonce

But ...

1/19/2015 6:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

011915_mike_huckabee_launchMike Huckabee is walking back from his Beyonce comments, but just a little bit ... calling Bey a "mega-talent," but wishing out loud she'd be a little more conservative.

In his new book, Huckabee called out President Barack Obama for letting his kids listen to Beyonce's music, saying her lyrics are "obnoxious and toxic mental poison."

But Sunday night at LaGuardia, Huckabee proclaimed his love for all things Bey ... but says she shouldn't feel the need to be so risqué to be popular.

Huckabee also had some words for Jimmy Carter ... who threw shade Huck's way to a TMZ photog last week.

Super Agent Drew Rosenhaus

Cops Called for Domestic Dispute

... Wife Says Gun In House

1/18/2015 9:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0118-ROSENHAUS-TMZ-02Cops were called to the Miami home of sports mega-agent Drew Rosenhaus Sunday night after a domestic incident with his wife ... who told cops she was concerned about a gun in the house ... TMZ Sports has learned.

We've learned ... Drew's wife Lisa Thomson (a Miami real estate agent) told police she arrived to the home after the NFL playoff games ... and was verbally attacked by Drew and his brother Jason.

0118-lisa-thomson-twitter2Our sources say ... Lisa told police things were escalating quickly -- she claimed Drew's brother had called her a "whore" and an "alcoholic" -- and said Drew eventually gave her trash bags and told her to get her stuff out of the home and leave.

Lisa told police she was concerned because there was a gun in the home and called police as a preventative measure -- though she was clear no one ever threatened to use the gun ... or ever brandished it during the altercation.

When cops arrived to the home ... we're told they were able get the situation under control. No one was arrested and Lisa left without further incident.

Lisa and Drew were married in 2013. Drew represents some of the biggest names in sports including Rob Gronkowski and famously consulted on "Jerry Maguire" and "Arliss."

Multiple attempts to reach Drew and his brother for comment were unsuccessful.

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'24'

Watch Co. Sues Fox

You Really Ticked Us Off!

1/19/2015 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Fox is being sued by a watch company that made a deal to produce special "24" timepieces ... a deal which turned into a financial disaster. 

The U.S. Agency Watch Company claims Fox was asleep at the wheel in providing a style guide and approving watch designs branded specifically for "24." The company claims Fox dragged it's feet for months, and by the time they finally got approval they couldn't meet their production deadline.
 
They say as a result 15,000 orders had to be cancelled.

On the bright side, we're thinking the watches that were actually produced may become collector's items and more valuable.

Sounds like Jack Bauer needed just a few more minutes.

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Guess Who This

Rockin' Little Lady

TURNED INTO!

1/19/2015 12:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0116_rockin_girl_launchBefore this Van Halen loving little girl was a celebrity singer she was just another sweet little girl rockin' an awesome '80s shirt in Waco, Texas. Can you guess who she is?

Bravo Star Geneva Thomas

Justice is Fare

In Cabbie-Stiffing Case

1/18/2015 1:18 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0117-geneva-thomas-bravo-01"Blood, Sweat and Heels" cast member Geneva Thomas will shell out $18 the next time she jumps in a cab ... because her penalty is keeping her nose clean for the next 6 months ... OR ELSE!

We broke the story ... Thomas was busted back in September after cops said she skipped out on an $18 cab fare.  Now a deal has been struck ... if she stays out of trouble until July ... the case will go away ... as if it never happened.

Another advantage of Uber.

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Joe Biden

Drive By Shooting at Veep's Home

1/18/2015 9:44 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0118-joe-biden-getty-01Multiple gunshots were fired outside of Vice President Joe Biden's home in Delaware Saturday night ... this according to the feds.

A vehicle reportedly drove by his home around 8:25 PM and fired off multiple shots from hundreds of yards beyond the Secret Service's perimeter.

The Vice Prez and his wife were not home when the shots went off ... but they were briefed on the incident following the shooting.

Biden's home is located several hundred yards away from the main road where the shots were fired ... and the residence will be searched to figure out if any bullets hit his house.

Shortly after the shooting, a driver attempted to get past the police perimeter ... but was immediately arrested by police.  Unclear if this is the same vehicle, or driver who fired the shots.

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Bravo Star Greg Plitt

Dead

Struck By Train

1/18/2015 6:53 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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5:45 PM PST: Cops say two men were filming Plitt on the tracks when the train conductor spotted him in the way. He attempted to stop and began sounding his horn -- but Plitt remained on the tracks.

Investigators seized video of the incident as evidence.
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Fitness instructor Greg Plitt -- who appeared on the Bravo show "Work Out" -- died Saturday after he was struck by a train.

The 37 year-old was hit by a Metrolink train in Burbank around 4PM ... and according to KABC he was with some friends who may have been shooting video at the time.

One passenger reportedly said Plitt had a camcorder in his hands when he stumbled over the tracks. 

Law enforcement tells us they believe Plitt was shooting a workout video at the time.

The incident is under investigation.

Plitt has modeled for Calvin Klein, Old Navy and Under Armour ... and images of his body were used to help create the physique of Dr. Manhattan in "The Watchmen."




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'Workaholics'

Coast Guard Pissed

The Gag Over Anus is Heinous

1/18/2015 8:36 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

011815_workoholics_launchThe Coast Guard is fuming over this week's episode of "Workaholics" ... claiming a scene depicting their men forcing a dog to lick the butthole of a faux seaman has deeply offended their ranks.

In case you missed it ... "Dorm Daze" featured a scene involving actors playing Coast Guardians angrily pouring soda into the fanny of Anders Holm's character. Then they let a dog go to town.

C.G. officials fired off a letter to Viacom execs calling it reprehensible to portray military officers in such a degrading way ... and they weren't happy about the fake Guard members lining up for a porno scene.

The letter reads, "Sexual assault is a crime. It's not humorous and it's not funny," adding, "Sexual assault is a breach of our Core Values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty that each member of the U.S. Cost Guard promises to live by."

We reached out to a rep for Workaholics.  So far, no word back.

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In other news...

Miranda Lambert Ditched Her Signature Platinum Hair

Miranda Lambert looks absolutely nothing like this now! She ditched those super blonde locks for a darker shade.

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Lindsay Lohan

I'm the Queen of Car Crashes

So I'm Selling Insurance!

1/18/2015 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lindsay Lohan got a new gig and this one makes you hit your head it's so obvious ... she's becoming a TV pitchwoman for car insurance. 

We've learned Lindsay is shooting a commercial for Esurance, a subsidiary of Allstate, which gives you online or telephonic rate quotes.  

We're told Lindsay is shooting the commercial in Long Beach and we're guessing it might just run during the Super Bowl.  

Lindsay knows plenty about insurance, because she's made a slew of claims. You'll recall back in 2007 she drove up a median and was arrested for DUI. Later that year she was arrested again after a wild ride on PCH where she allegedly took several dudes hostage. She was busted for DUI ... unclear if there was car damage. 

In 2010 she hit a baby stroller in West Hollywood.

In 2012 Lindsay hit a car outside a club. And later that year she slammed into an 18 wheeler on PCH, claiming her brakes failed. Still later in 2012 she struck a man outside the Dream hotel in NYC.  

Gotta say ... Esurance must be great, because if they take care of Lindsay you'll surely be in good hands.

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'Grown Ups' Star Nadji Jeter

Arrested

For Allegedly Driving High

1/18/2015 7:36 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0118-nadji-jeter-tmz-01"Grown Ups" star Nadji Jeter was arrested Saturday night in Burbank after he was caught driving like a maniac ... and cops believe he was under the influence of drugs.

Jeter was pulled over around 7:40 PM after cops say he was driving aggressively while weaving in and out of traffic ... and when they approached the vehicle, officers caught a whiff of grass.

We're told the actor performed poorly on more than one field sobriety test ... and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.

He's still behind bars.
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In other news...

Jennifer Garner's Daughter Looks JUST Like Her!

Jennifer Garner was spotted earlier this week with her daughter at a Clippers game, and it was UNREAL how alike they look!

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Chickadee

Signs First Promotional Deal

I'm Making LiLo Money!

1/18/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Chickadee Sponsorship DealChickadee can stop hawking snake oil ... the former reality star has landed a legit money-making deal sorta -- getting paid to tweet like other big celebs.  

We've learned Anna Cardwell signed a deal with 310 Shakes to send out promotional tweets for its product ... similar to deals brokered for Lindsay Lohan, JWoww and Kyle Richards

We're told Lindsay is paid around 5K to tweet for the company ... but it's unclear how much scratch Chickadee is getting.

Calls to Anna's rep went unreturned.

Celebrity Scramble

GUESS WHO!

1/18/2015 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0112_celeb_scramble_post_launchWe've gone ahead and whipped up these make-unders for your personal enjoyment -- stretch your neck out and take a guess at the stars behind these liquified looks!

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