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Bruce Jenner

Sued for Wrongful Death

In Car Crash

5/1/2015 11:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Bruce Jenner Crash LawsuitBruce Jenner has just been hit with a wrongful death lawsuit by the stepchildren of the woman who died in the Malibu car crash ... TMZ has learned.

The 2 adult stepkids of Kim Howe have filed a lawsuit, claiming Bruce was "careless and negligent" when he slammed into Howe's Lexus on PCH  back in February, causing it to careen into oncoming traffic where it collided head on with a Hummer.

As TMZ reported, law enforcement sources say video of the crash squarely lays blame on Bruce for being inattentive. They say he just wasn't looking when he struck the Lexus.

The lawsuit claims Bruce was speeding, however, that contradicts what law enforcement told us ... that Bruce was driving below the speed limit.

And as we reported, the 2 stepkids had virtually no relationship with Kim, and any damages they claim for her loss might be extremely hard to prove. They claim loss of affection, but friends who were close to Kim say there was no affection at all.  Kim had no other living relatives.

The L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. is still investigating the crash, and the file will be sent over to the L.A. County D.A. for possible prosecution, although from what we hear, it's unlikely prosecutors will file.

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Kim Kardashian & Kanye West

GET BENCHED

Forced to Wait for a Table!

5/1/2015 9:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0501_kim_kardashian_kanye_west_waiting_sushi_launch2The folks at Shibuya Sushi have cojones the size of Kim Kardashian's butt cheeks ... because they had the chutzpah to make KK and Kanye West sit outside and actually WAIT FOR A TABLE. The humanity!!!

The couple stopped off in Calabasas after Kim's appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" ... thinking they'd be able to grab a quick bite to eat. But the restaurant was full and Kimye was forced to hit the bench out front and wait ... for a whopping 30 minutes!

To add insult to injury, when they finally got seated ... it was at a table by the window which ain't great when you're photographed as much as they are.

FYI ... Shibuya Sushi is very well-reviewed on Yelp, but these pics are the best advertising ever.

Our sushi is so good, even Kimye will wait for it!

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Matt Barnes

Beefin' With Colin Kaepernick

Calls QB a 'Hoe'

5/1/2015 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0501_colin-kaepernick_matt_barnes_tmz_gettyColin Kaepernick has a new enemy -- L.A. Clippers star Matt Barnes ... who just fired a shot at the QB on social media ... and sources tell us the animosity is very real. 

Barnes went on Instagram to congratulate Arik Armstead on being drafted by the SF 49ers last night ... and wrote, "Congrats to my young boy #ErikArmstead [sic] proud of you fam. Ur QB a hoe tho!!"

Clearly, the message was directed at Colin. 

Multiple sources close to Matt tell us the beef with Kaepernick goes back several years -- and stems from a situation where Matt felt "disrespected" by Colin. 

As one source extremely close to Barnes puts it -- "Matt hates his guts."

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Amal Clooney's Hot Sister

Take A Knee Tala ...

Epic Fall

5/1/2015 11:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Amal Clooney Sister FallsSeems like it was only yesterday Amal Clooney's hot kid sister Tala Alamuddin stepped into the spotlight, and now she's already tripping in it. 

Tala got a closer look at the pavement outside Il Buco Thursday night in Manhattan where she was celebrating her birthday with Amal and George Clooney.

Like a pro, she knows knees can heel and never drops her Alexander McQueen clutch.

At least she still looked great.

Tyson Beckford

Special Dong Delivery ...

Bumpin' For Chippendales

5/1/2015 10:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Supermodel Tyson Beckford let his ding dong dance during his stripper debut with the Chippendales dancers ... and you may need to take a seat.

At 44, Beckford is probably twice the age of the other guys, but he held his own during practice, and really got the crowd going during last night's preview. Fair warning: this video may mesmerize ... think snake charmer. 

When you snap out of it, you'll be happy to know he's the celebrity guest host for Chippendales at the Rio Casino in Vegas now through May 24th.

Sources say in the show he drops trou twice and it ALL COMES OUT ... but he cups it.

Of course we still have our favorite.

B.B. King

Daughter Claims Elder Abuse

Police Called in Dispute Over Care

5/1/2015 8:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0501-bbking-getty-01Blues legend B.B. King's daughter believes he is being abused ... and called police Thursday to settle a dispute over whether he needed to be hospitalized. 

TMZ has learned there's a huge battle over B.B.'s care -- between his daughter Patty King and his longtime manager Laverne Toney. Patty, who lives with her father in Las Vegas ... tells us she wanted to take him to the hospital because his urine was orange and he wasn't eating. 

She claims Toney -- who has power of attorney over B.B. -- refused, so Patty called police. Responding officers called in paramedics, who agreed B.B. needed to be checked out by doctors.

89-year-old King was treated at the hospital -- and Patty says he suffered a minor heart attack. She also says this photo was taken during his brief stay, and she hopes the image will convince authorities something needs to be done to protect him.

Patty and her boyfriend filed a police report last November ... claiming elder abuse, and burglary. They accused Toney and her assistant of fleecing $20-$30 million from B.B., withholding his medications while on tour -- and jacking several Rolexes and a ring valued at $250k. 

Police are investigating, but no charges have been filed yet.

We've reached out to Toney for comment, but so far no word back. Patty says she's meeting with her attorney to discuss wrestling power of attorney away from Toney. 

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Rosie O'Donnell

Wife Claims Rosie's Using Kid As a Pawn

5/1/2015 7:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rosie O'Donnell's estranged wife Michelle Rounds wants to make 2 things clear ... she says she's not the one who told TMZ about Rosie allegedly regularly indulging in wine and weed, and the second thing is that it's all going to come out in court.

Rounds -- who's gunning for full custody of 2-year-old Dakota -- was leaving a drug store in L.A. Thursday night when a photog asked her about the bitter divorce.  She says she used to be intimidated by Rosie, but now she's ready for a David vs. Goliath fight.

She's also indignant about Rosie posting a pic of Dakota, asking for a vote. 

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Tim McGraw

I Like It, I Love It

I Want Some More of It!

5/1/2015 6:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Tim McGraw ... talk about country strong.

Guests at the Hotel Del Coronado near San Diego were stunned when a semi-exposed and hairless Tim put on a gun show before performing at his own show later that night.

The country star -- who turns 48 today -- credits his godly physique to the Paleo diet and CrossFit. 

Country music just got even more popular.

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Ben E. King

'Stand By Me' Singer Dies

5/1/2015 7:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0501-ben-e-king-getty-01Soul singer Ben E. King -- most famous for his classic, "Stand By Me" -- died on Thursday ... according to his publicist.

King reportedly died at his home in New Jersey after suffering a heart ailment. He was 76 years old.

King's mega hit song made it to Billboard's top five in 1961 -- but "Stand By Me" returned to the charts in the '80s. It was also covered several times by other artists ... including John Lennon ... and made the charts 9 times.

He started his career with the Drifters in the '50s and had hits like "Save the Last Dance for Me" and "There Goes My Baby."

Ben E.'s passing comes just 2 weeks after the death of another soul legend -- Percy Sledge, who sang "When a Man Loves a Woman."

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Barbra Streisand

Bitch Attacks Flight Attendant

5/1/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Barbra Stresand Dog Bit Flight AttendantBarbra Streisand's female dog just got herself into serious trouble at 36,000 feet -- attacking a flight attendant aboard a billionaire's fancy private jet ... and it was so bad, the victim needed stitches. 

The perp is a bitch named Sammie -- Barbra's 12-year-old Coton de Tulear ... who accompanied Streisand on Tuesday during a flight from NYC to DC on a PJ owned by billionaire investor Ron Perelman.  

Our sources tell us ... a female flight attendant noticed the dog and went over to pet her, but Sammie snapped, biting the woman's hand ... puncturing the skin and opening a wound that required stitches. 

We're told Barbra IMMEDIATELY apologized to both Ron and the flight attendant -- but everyone forgave her and the injured woman is expected to make a full recovery. 

#StillNotAsPainfulAsTheGuiltTrip

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Kim Kardashian

Hey, Bruce ...

Hands Off My Glam Team!

5/1/2015 6:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kim Kardashian will support Bruce Jenner in any way she can during his transition ... except when it comes to the people who make HER look good.

KK was a guest Thursday night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and talked about how Bruce has been doing since last week's big interview.

Bruce specifically called out Kim during his Diane Sawyer interview  ... saying she's been the most supportive of all his children. But Kim told Jimmy her help was limited to just her and not her "glam team."

A girl cannot be expected to part with her glam team.

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Hilary Duff

I've Got Cameras

... On All My Tinder Dates

5/1/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0430_hilary-duff-tinder-compositeHilary Duff is the next 'Bachelorette' ... of Tinder -- she's shooting footage of all her dates setup through the app ... and there's a chance it could turn into a reality show. 

Hilary recently copped to right swiping a bunch of guys on Tinder -- 9 at last count -- and even went on a first date this week with one of them. Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ ... cameras were rolling during the date at a bowling alley.

We're told Hilary plans to shoot more footage as she dives into the dating world ... and hopes to use it to develop a reality show -- that would focus on her life as a new divorcée. Think 'Stella' getting her groove back ... but whiter.

Hilary's rep had no comment about a potential reality show.

Our sources say Hil had a 2nd date Wednesday night -- hitting up a pizza place in the valley, and once again recording the festivities. But after dinner she and the guy grabbed a drink at a bar ... sans camera. Girl needs room to work it. 

Bristol Palin

Baltimore Riots

Are Messing With My House Sale!

5/1/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Bristol Palin HouseBristol Palin's house sale would be a done deal if not for the riots in Baltimore. Wait, what?

So get this ... Palin put her 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 3,200 sq ft. Alaskan home on the market last month and it sold in three days at the asking price of $549,000. Needless to say, Bristol was ecstatic. 

Fast forward to this week when the final sale docs were supposed to be delivered ... and they've been delayed. What caused the delay? Yup, the riots.

Bristol's realtor says an alert from FedEx concerning the delivery came, saying, "As a result of local restrictions in the Baltimore, Maryland metro area, unavoidable service delays are anticipated."

Slight delay ... of no consequence. Relatively speaking. 

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