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Selena

Her Murder as Big as

JFK Assassination

3/31/2015 1:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Selena's murder 20 years ago today was every bit as big as the death of John Lennon, Elvis Presley and the assassination of John F. Kennedy ... so claims the estate of the former Tejano music queen.

Selena's estate claims in new legal docs her record label is hoarding huge amounts of money that should go to Selena's loved ones. In fact, the estate claims Selena actually became way more popular in death than life. 

With 60 million albums sold, the estate is livid that UMG is not honoring the deal -- that the estate gets 50% of net profits for things like ringtones, downloads and other stuff.

Selena was gunned down by the former president of her fan club on March 31, 1995. 

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Amber Rose & Blac Chyna

Amateur Gynecologists

This Is How We Do It

3/31/2015 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Amber Rose and Blac Chyna let their fingers do a lot more than walking outside a Hollywood nightclub -- in fact, we can't really say what they were doing ... because we're too classy.

The ex-stripper BFFs left the Ludacris album release party at Project Club LA and hopped into the same ride ... which was apparently so packed they had to lap up -- with Amber on top.

We'll just say they kinda held an impromptu sex ed class for fans and photogs -- and everyone paid very close attention.

Moms MILFS do the darndest things.

  

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Jose Canseco

18-Year-Old Daughter

Busted for DUI

3/31/2015 12:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0331-josie-canseco-instagramJose Canseco's model daughter isn't a model citizen ... she just got busted for DUI.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Josie Canseco was pulled over around 1 AM on the corner of La Cienega and Melrose (right in the heart of Hollywood) after cops observed her hitting a curb. 

We're told the 18-year-old -- who's appeared on mom, Jessica's reality show -- was given field sobriety tests, which she didn't pass, and was subsequently arrested. But our sources say cops didn't think Canseco was under the influence of alcohol ... they believe it was drugs. 

Canseco was booked around 6:15 AM and, as of this posting, is still locked up on $15,000 bail.

We've reached out to Josie's rep, and also Jose ... no word back yet.


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The Game

Oh Crap!!!

I Punched a Cop

3/31/2015 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0330-the-game-punch-TMZ-02The Game picked the wrong guy to sock in the mouth during a basketball game ... TMZ has learned his victim is an LAPD officer.

Law enforcement sources tell us the guy who got into it with the rapper during the hoops game over the weekend is a rookie cop ... who was off-duty at the time.

It's interesting -- as TMZ first reported ... Game is saying the guy threatened him before the fight by hinting he was going to get a gun out of his gym bag. For his part, the punchee told responding officers Game is the one who issued a death threat. Our Game sources say he denies that.

We're told LAPD is investigating the Game for battery -- and also the off-duty officer. If he really did threaten to get his gun ... he could be in big trouble. 

Dave Chappelle

Drunken Idiot Arrested

After Throwing Banana Peel

3/31/2015 8:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

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Dave Chappelle was the victim of a drunken racist attack during a New Mexico show -- a guy in the crowd threw a banana peel at him ... then got thrown in jail for it.

Santa Fe cops busted Christian Englander after he hit Chappelle in the leg with the banana Monday night. Not shockingly ... police say he appeared to be wasted, and confessed to doing it.

Englander told cops he was angry because Chappelle had singled out his friend who was drawing in a book. He says the friend identified himself as "Johnny Appleseed" ... and then Dave started cracking on him. Ironically, Englander says he thought Dave was making racist jokes at his friend's expense ... and that's why he whipped the banana peel. 

He was booked for battery and disorderly conduct.

During the show, Chappelle got pretty angry and started threatening -- jokingly he said -- to retaliate if he found out who threw the peel.

  

Terrence Howard

Ex-Wife Is Biggest 'Empire' Fan ...

Said His Wallet [TMZ TV]

3/31/2015 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Terrence Howard’s ex-wife Michelle watched "Empire" closer than most fans because if Terrence earns over a certain amount he has to fork over a huge check.  And you guessed it ... his $125k/episode is way over the amount.

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TMZ Live

The Game:

Basketball Game Ignites On-Court Brawl!

3/31/2015 9:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

HERE'S THE RUNDOWN
  • Michael Strahan is Showing Off His Hot New Chick
  • Ludacris Has a Major Oversight in His Recent Song
  • Terrence Howard's Divorce Gets Nasty Over 'Empire'
  • Manny Pacquiao Gets the Biggest Celeb Endorsement Possible

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'Gypsy Sisters' Star

Stepson Stabbed to Death

3/31/2015 8:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0331-rocky-stanley-facebookRocky Stanley -- the stepson of "Gypsy Sisters" star Nettie Stanley -- was stabbed to death Monday night after an altercation in the parking lot of a YMCA. 

According to Kingsport PD in Tennessee, 22-year-old Rocky (whose real name is Huey) was involved in a fight over a basketball game. He was rushed to the hospital with multiple stab wounds and died a short time later.

Police recovered the murder weapon and were able to ID a suspect, Zachary Morris Gardner ... who turned himself in to police Tuesday morning. He was arrested for first degree murder.  

Rocky never appeared on "Gypsy Sisters" -- but Nettie and his father star on the TLC reality show.

TLC tells us, "Our thoughts are with the Stanley family after this unthinkable tragedy," adding that they will work with the family and production company for support during this difficult time.

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Marlon Wayans

N-Word's Come a Long Way

But Still Not Right for 'Empire'

3/31/2015 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Count Marlon Wayans among those who believe the world is not ready for the N-word on "Empire," because what big company wants to be associated with that?

Wayans was leaving the gym Monday afternoon when our photog asked him about the topic that seems to have divided the show -- Terrence Howard is for using the word, but some of the writers and Taraji P. Henson are against it.

It doesn't sound like Wayans is against using the word in general -- you gotta hear his slave chains metaphor -- but he thinks sponsors would drop like flies if Lucious Lyon started tossing it around.

Making money? Lucious can respect that.

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David Lee Roth

Who Gave Me This Bloody Nose?

Oh Right, It Was Me!

3/31/2015 7:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

David Lee Roth has no one to blame but himself for that bloody gash he had on his nose during "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" ... because he whacked himself during his signature mic stand trick.

Roth and the rest of Van Halen reunited for an epic performance on "Kimmel" Monday night, but the sanitized version that aired didn't tell the whole story. 

During the initial performance of "Panama" ... Roth hit himself in the face with his mic stand while twirling it, leaving a cut across the bridge of his nose.

0331-subasset-van-halen-gettyHe kept going, eventually walking offstage to grab a towel. He then patched it up with a band-aid and did the song again. That's the version that aired. 

The show must go on.

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Muhammad Ali

'TEAM PACQUIAO'

3/31/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0330-manny-pacquiao-muhammad-ali-tmz-01"The Greatest" has picked a side in the fight of the century -- with Muhammad Ali's daughter telling TMZ Sports, "My dad is Team Pacquiao all the way!"

We spoke with Rasheda Ali -- who's very close with her dad -- and she tells us, "My dad really likes Manny. He's a huge fan of his."

"He knows Manny's a great fighter ... but it's more about what he does outside the ring. He's such a charitable person."

Rasheda says Manny and her father have been friends for years -- and he even came to Muhammad's 70th birthday party back in 2012. 

0330-SUB-manny-pacquiao-muhammad-ali-tmzSPORTS-01As for Floyd Mayweather, Rasheda tells us her dad respects him as a fighter -- but says he and Muhammad are two VERY different people.  

"My dad stood for things. Mayweather ... I don't think there's a comparison."

Unfortunately, Muhammad won't be attending the fight in Vegas ... but Rasheda says he wouldn't miss it for the world. 

"There's no question he's going to order it. It takes my dad way back to when he was fighting."

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Terrence Howard

Ex-Wife Claims

He's Screwing Me Royally Over 'Empire'

3/31/2015 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Terrence Howard owes his ex-wife $508,000 and counting ... so she claims, and she's gunning for a payday.

Michelle Ghent claims Terrence has been hiding assets and grossly undervaluing what he makes a month to avoid his spousal support obligations.

TMZ broke the story ... Terrence is required to pay Michelle $5,800 a month in spousal support, but if he makes more than $62,500 a quarter, she gets 21% of the excess. According to her docs, Terrence made $125,000 an episode in Season 1 and he's sure to get a huge raise.

Michelle claims Terrence has not only failed to pay the 21%, but she says he's way behind in the $5,800 monthly obligation ... to the tune of more than $100k.

Also according to Michelle's docs, Terrence is using his first ex-wife's business to divert his earnings, making it appear he earns very little. In fact, Terrence claimed as recently as November all he was getting in the way of income was just shy of $6k a month ... money that was paid by the ex-wife's business.

"Empire" started shooting in September, so that's when the bucks started rolling in.

But all good things come to an end, and according to the divorce, Michelle's spousal support ends next year.

  

Tara Reid

Let's Get Wasted, Stranger

And Ink My Name On Your Body!

3/31/2015 6:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Tara Reid accompanied a total stranger to a Hollywood tattoo parlor so he could get her name tattooed on his arm, but luckily for Tara ... she wasn't drunk enough to return the favor.  

Reid and this guy (good luck trying to understand him when he slurs his name) met on a flight back from Ultra in Miami, and clearly they both enjoyed a few cocktails along the way. 

We figured out the guy is DJ Crichy Crich -- and for some reason he and Tara thought it was a good idea to go straight from the airport to the tattoo parlor. 

Unlike hangovers, that tat is pretty permanent.

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