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Super Bowl XLIX

Cowboys Rule ...

Even Ones from Chicago [TMZ TV]

1/30/2015 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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012915_tv_tune_in_jared_allen_launchAll those celeb football fans swarming to Phoenix for the Super Bowl better polish up their spurs and belt buckles -- cause they're entering cowboy country!

It's something Bears superstar Jared Allen is fully embracing ... since he bothered to brush up on the ways of the real Wild West -- unlike some bosses we know.tmz-on-tv-3

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Suge Knight

Why He Was Arrested for Murder

1/30/2015 6:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0129-suge-knight-tmz-03Law enforcement does NOT believe Suge Knight intended to run over and kill his friend Thursday, but they DO believe he tried to run over another guy and that's enough to charge him with murder.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... they have interviewed multiple witnesses who say the man Suge seemed to be after was Cle "Bone" Sloan, an actor who has appeared in "Training Day" and "End of Watch."

Suge and Bone were in a physical altercation before he threw his truck in reverse. Witnesses say Suge gunned the car in reverse twice, as if to make sure he hit his target.

The man who died, Terry Carter, was a passenger in the truck when they arrived. He's a good friend of Suge's who was apparently dealing with Bone behind the truck when Suge gunned it. 

Even though Suge clearly did not intend to kill Carter, in California and most states, if someone in the process of committing a felony accidentally kills someone in the process ... he can be charged with murder.

Short story ... if Suge was gunning for Bone, that would constitute a felony -- assault with a deadly weapon -- therefore, he could be charged with "felony murder" even though his good friend -- and not Bone -- was killed.

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Taylor Swift

Two Piece On the Button

1/30/2015 6:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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The rumors are true ... Taylor Swift has a belly button and it's fantastic -- while you're more likely to see a white tiger than Swifty's middle ... miracles DO happen.

Those long legs are always out, but T-Swizzle has said she's not about showing off her tum-tum. Things change, and a few days back she felt comfy enough to rock a bikini in Maui. 

Now that Taylor's launched her naval campaign ... everything has changed.

  

Super Bowl XLIX

Horny Fans Burning Up Tinder

1/30/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Super Bowl Tinder

There will be tons of scoring OFF the football field in Arizona this weekend ... cause TMZ Sports has learned that the dating app Tinder is BLOWING UP with randy pigskin fans looking for some tight ends. 

We spoke to our Tinder sources (we have them) and they tell us ... since Wednesday activity in the Phoenix area -- where the game is being played -- has "tremendously spiked." 

We're also told ... with 300,000 people expected for the big game some type of upswing is normal -- with other sporting events like the World Cup and Olympics (hello Olympic village) seeing the same thing -- but they can't explain why usage shot up so far ahead of the big event this time. 

We might have an idea ...

Tiger Woods happens to be playing in the Phoenix Open this week. #JustAThought.

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Danny McBride

I'll Do an 'Eastbound and Down' Movie IF ....

1/30/2015 6:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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013015_danny_mcbride_launchDanny McBride says we haven't seen the last of Kenny Powers ... but don't hold your breath.

McBride was on his way out of LAX when we asked about rumors of an "Eastbound and Down" movie ... he left the door open with a sad scenario. 

As for what it would take for a flick .... let's just say his "f****ing out" catchphrase is relevant.

George Zimmerman

Off the Hook

For Alleged GF Assault

1/30/2015 7:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0130-george-zimmerman-getty-01George Zimmerman will not be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend ... now that she's totally changed her story and refusing to cooperate with authorities. 

As we previously reported ... Zimmerman was arrested in Florida earlier this month after the woman told police he had thrown a wine bottle at her during an argument in his house.

Prosecutors announced Friday they were dropping the case against Zimmerman because the now ex-gf is denying there was a bottle thrown -- and says she was never in fear for her life. She also doesn't want to proceed with the case ... according to the State Attorney.

Without an eyewitness to back up the woman's initial claims ... prosecutors decided to cut bait.

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Suge Knight

Lawyer Says

He Feared for His Life ...

1/30/2015 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

013015_james_blatt_launchSuge Knight's lawyer tells TMZ he's confident murder charges will not be filed because his client has a solid defense ... mortal fear. 

James Blatt was leaving the West Hollywood Sheriff's substation early Friday -- and leaving his client behind because he had just been arrested on murder charges -- when he told our photog Suge feared for his safety because he was being beaten by multiple guys as he sat inside his vehicle.  

Blatt said Suge backed up out of fear. He did not explain witness accounts that he gunned it in reverse twice, striking 3 men ... killing one.

Blatt says he's confident the case will go away by early next week.

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Stolen Bev Hills Pooch

Hilary Duff & Celeb Posse Scour City

1/30/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Dog Stolen Beverly Hills Store
Hollywood's all about who you know ... even for dogs, because Hilary Duff, Lance Bass, George Lopez and others are tearing up the town to find a Beverly Hills icon -- who happens to have 4 legs. 

Owner Julia Cohen says her pooch -- Charlie -- was stolen Wednesday, and when the news hit social media ... stars like Duff spent all night driving around on the hunt. Others like Lea Michele searched on foot.  

Julia says her little guy's a fixture outside Switch -- her popular BH boutique -- and security footage shows he was stolen by a pregnant woman. 

The reward for Charlie is currently $5,000 and growing. If you have info. on him please contact Switch at (310) 860-1650.

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Scooter Braun

Droppin' Epic Bachelor Pad

Before Fatherhood

1/30/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Scooter Braun Selling HomeScooter Braun kissed bachelorhood goodbye last year ... and now he's ready to cash out on his ultimate bachelor pad to the tune of nearly $12 million. 

Braun's 5,300 sq. ft. former man palace is cavernous ... no doubt Justin Bieber crashed more than once in the 4-bed, 5-bath digs Scooter bought in 2011 for $5.7 million. 

The testosterdome has a pool, a cabana (for babes), a koi pond (for the koi), and massive floor to ceiling glass walls -- which possibly inspired Biebs to score a glass house too.

Scooter's wife Yael is about to have their first kid ... so the timing's right to scrub all traces of his single days. Last year they dropped $13 mill on a more family-friendly 11,137 sq. ft. mansion in Brentwood.

The baby's definitely going home to a huge crib.

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'Harry Potter' Star

Hagrid Rushed to Hospital After Flight

1/29/2015 5:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0129-robbie-coltrane-tmz-01"Harry Potter" star Robbie Coltrane got off a plane Thursday and was immediately hospitalized after suffering severe flu-like symptoms during the flight ... TMZ has learned.

A rep for Coltrane -- who played Rubeus Hagrid -- tells us the actor fell ill during a British Airways flight from London to Orlando.

We're told paramedics met Coltrane at the gate, and took him to the hospital ... where he'll remain overnight for treatment. 

Coltrane went to Orlando for a Harry Potter convention ... and we're told Michael Gambon -- who played Dumbledore -- was on the same flight.

Someone on Twitter claims Coltrane was drinking heavily in a London airport lounge before the flight. If it's true, we don't know yet if that contributed to his illness.

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Ty Dolla $ign & YG

They 86'd Me with a Kick to the Head

... Fan Claims

1/30/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Ty Dolla Sign YG FightTy Dolla $ign and YG allegedly beat down a guy for cramping their VIP style inside an Australian nightclub Sunday night.

The rappers performed at Eve Nightclub in Melbourne ... where police say a clubgoer is accusing them of punching and kicking him in the head in a dispute over their turf.  

The alleged victim claims he was hanging in the VIP area when the rappers and their crew rolled in and tried to shove everyone else out. The victim says when he refused to bolt ... they unloaded on him and then chased him outside.

Cops eventually arrived and shut down the club. No one got arrested, but we're told they are now investigating the alleged assault.

Sources close to the rappers tell us they never touched the man, and they claim club security guards tossed him. 

"Ooh Aah ... Just a Little Bit"

SINGER GINA G

'MEMBA HER?!

1/30/2015 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0129_gina_g_ooh_ahh_just_a_little_bit_now_photos_launchGina G gained international fame after her song "Ooh Aah ... Just a Little Bit" on her Fresh! album went to the top of the charts back in 1997. Guess what she looks like now!

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Bruce Jenner:

Kris Jenner SHUT OUT of His Televised Journey

1/29/2015 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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