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Ray Rice Returns to Ravens ... To School Rookies

5/26/2016 1:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0526-ray-rice-baltimore-ravens-TMZ-01Ray Rice is back in with the Baltimore Ravens -- not as a player, but as a teacher.

Rice met with his former team's new class of players on Wednesday, and Ravens officials say ... "He clearly had the attention of our rookies."

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Amber Heard BS Johnny Depp's Family Hated Me

5/26/2016 11:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0526-johnny-depp-amber-heard-tmzAmber Heard was not hated by Johnny Depp's mom ... in fact, Amber showed compassion for the woman in her last months ... so claim sources connected to Amber.

The sources say Betty Sue Palmer was in and out of the hospital for months, and on many occasions Amber went to her bedside at the hospital when Johnny wasn't there. The sources say Amber managed the schedules of the nurses Johnny hired. 

Amber sources say Johnny was indeed absent from his mom's life during their marriage, but it wasn't Amber's doing. They say it was Johnny's choice not to see her.

The sources say Amber does not believe any members of Johnny's family hated her. As we reported, multiple sources told us Johnny's mom and siblings detested her ... even before she married Johnny.

Our Amber sources say she actually has pictures of her snuggling with Johnny's son, Jack.

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Justin Bieber Gets a Steak in Nicola Peltz

5/26/2016 10:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0526_bieber_nicola_dinner_launch_2Justin Bieber's back in the dating game with an on-screen hottie ... or so it seems.

The Biebs and actress Nicola Peltz -- she starred on "Bates Motel" and 'Transformers' -- arrived for a dinner date at Mastro's Steakhouse in Bev Hills Wednesday night. She looked casual in black, while Justin looked parched ... in a severe sunburn.

He's a freak for some sun.  

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'RHONY' Star Carole Radziwill BF Plane Crash 911 Call ... 'Just Breathe, Dad'

5/26/2016 10:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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'Real Housewives of New York' star Carole Radziwill's boyfriend stayed calm and collected after surviving a plane crash ... and even made the 911 call.   

Adam Kenworthy and his dad crash-landed in a two-person plane in Iowa last week, and in the call -- obtained by TMZ -- Kenworthy says his knee is in bad shape. However, you can hear Adam's 65-year-old dad in a lot of pain ... as Adam does his best to keep him calm. 

The 911 call also gives Adam's take on what happened in the air ... you'll remember he was discharged from the hospital just a few hours after the crash. His father was hospitalized longer, but survived his injuries.

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin Divorce a Done Deal

5/26/2016 10:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0526-gwyneth-paltrow-chris-martin-TMZ-01Gwyneth Paltrow has just filed legal docs, asking a judge to officially end her marriage to Chris Martin ... but we know the docs aren't what they seem.

Gwyneth has asked the judge to enter a default judgment, because Chris never responded to her divorce petition. On the surface it sounds like Chris isn't playing ball, but we know it's the exact opposite.

As we reported, the former couple's business manager has been working out a property settlement, and Chris never responded to the divorce petition because he and Gwyneth didn't want lots of stories written each time documents were filed.

We're told the property settlement is now complete, and they agreed long ago to joint custody of their kids.

So the judge will enter the default and the property settlement will almost certainly remain confidential.

Mission accomplished. 

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T.I. Concert Chaos Backstage as Shots Ring Out (NEW VIDEO)

5/26/2016 8:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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TMZ has obtained video from backstage at T.I.'s NYC concert just as the shots were fired, and it reveals the total chaos and panic in a small confined area.

The video starts with some guys pushing and shoving backstage, and then you hear the gunfire start. Watch the video ... it seems like not everyone immediately realized the danger, because some people were standing around.

That changed quickly as more shots were fired, and everyone tried to squeeze through the exit.

Police have not made any arrests yet, but they've seen several videos, like this one, and say it's helping them close in on the suspect.

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SO RUDE! Joy Behar RIPS Kelly Ripa Apart -- The Claws Are Out!

“The View” star Joy Behar has completely GONE OFF off on Kelly Ripa — and her reasoning is definitely not what you expect! This is VICIOUS!

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Baylor School Officials 'Retaliated' Against Sexual Assault Accuser

5/26/2016 10:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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This is disgusting ... 

Baylor University officials actively discouraged possible sexual assault victims from reporting incidents against athletes -- and in one case RETALIATED against a woman who did. 

It's all part of an investigation by a law firm hired by Baylor to look into alleged misconduct by school officials regarding SEVERAL violent allegations against student athletes, primarily football players. 

The report states clear as day ... investigators say University administrators directly discouraged complainants from reporting or participating in student conduct processes ... contributing to a hostile environment.

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Ariana Grande Hot Guy from 'Into You' Music Video ... I'm No Big Sean!

5/26/2016 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ariana Grande fans can kill all the buzz her new music video, "Into You," is about Big Sean ... so says the smoking hot guy who played her love interest.

We got former "America's Next Top Model" star Don Benjamin at LAX Wednesday and asked him about all the comparisons fans have been making between Sean and him.

Many believe the video is about their breakup, especially since Ariana started dating her backup dancer, Ricky, after ending things with Sean.

Don has a different theory -- but keep in mind, Don still seems a little hypnotized by making out with Ariana in the video. Not that we blame him. 

'Dance Moms' Homeless Man Arrested And Tased For Trying To Get In Studio

5/26/2016 9:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0526-abby-lee-miller-tmz-01Abby Lee Miller's "Dance Moms" studio was swarmed with cops after they say a homeless man was arrested for trying to get inside. 

Pennsylvania law enforcement tells TMZ Joe McKinstry showed up in the middle of a class Wednesday and started pulling at the studio's locked doors. We're told McKinstry demanded to get inside to read the students poetry. 

However, by the time cops showed up ... they say McKinstry was sitting in the middle of the street refusing to leave. Officers had to tase him after they say he tried to attack them. He was arrested and sent to the hospital for a mental evaluation.

Cops say Abby Lee and the show's cast weren't at the studio when it all went down, but it's known McKinstry has an obsession with Mackenzie Ziegler

We're told once he's released from the hospital, he'll be charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.   

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Nicki Minaj Posts Pic That Is SO EXPLICIT It Broke Twitter -- Site Forced To Censor It

Just when you thought a selfie couldn't get any more SCANDALOUS, Nicki goes and posts this! There are NO WORDS!

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Johnny Depp Divorce His Family 'Hated' Amber

5/26/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0525-johnny-depp-amber-heard-tmz-03Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's relationship was extremely bitter due to a full-blown feud between his family and Amber ... and this, we're told, is the backdrop for what is already an acrimonious divorce.

Multiple sources connected to the ex-couple tell us, Johnny's 2 teenage kids, his 2 sisters and his mom "hated" Amber, and openly discussed it.  We're told they talked about how Amber would rail on Johnny and "treat him like crap."

Earlier this year, Johnny moved his mother, Betty Sue Palmer, into the L.A. compound where he and Amber lived ... and the tension was palpable. We're told mom often told friends she thought Amber was using Johnny for his money and fame, and to boost her own career.

We're also told before Betty Sue moved in, she only saw her son once from the time he married Amber, and both Betty Sue and Johnny blame her for keeping them apart so she'd have full control.  

Our sources say Amber had 2 closed door sit-downs with Johnny's mom after she moved in, and after both meetings Betty Sue railed on her daughter-in-law, calling her a "terrible person."

We broke the story ... Amber filed for divorce Monday ... 3 days after Betty Sue died. There was no prenup, and Amber wants spousal support.

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Bristol Palin Hey Levi ... You Owe Me $60k

5/26/2016 8:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0526-bristol-palin-levi-johnston-tmz-gettyBristol Palin scored a major victory in court when a judge ordered Levi Johnston to pay up a ton of back child support.

According to docs, the court is telling Levi to fork over $61,915.20 to Bristol for their 7-year-old son, Tripp.

Bristol and Levi had been locked in a bitter legal war for years, but we're told they've recently hashed things out and agreed to joint custody. The back child support was the last hurdle. 

We're told Bristol and Levi are in a good place -- he's been keeping up on payments, and plans to chip away at the lump sum owed.

In other news...

Rihanna Exposes Her BREASTS In A Sheer Dress (Caution: NSFW)

Rihanna’s bra took the day off from “work, work, work, work, work, work” as she stepped out in NYC with her breasts on FULL DISPLAY

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Kim and Kanye Threaten Blabbing Bodyguard with $30 Mil Lawsuit

5/26/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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7:57 AM PT -- A rep for Kim and Kanye tells us the money won't be enough ... they also want a full retraction of everything he said in the interviews.

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Kim and Kanye have threatened their former blabbermouth bodyguard with a $30 million lawsuit, and he's gotta drop to his knees and apologize.

We've learned Kim and Kanye's lawyer has fired off a letter to Steve Stanulis ... the bodyguard who went to anyone who would listen, claiming he was fired for chatting up Kim on the job and making Kanye jealous. Kim and Kanye have both said it's a complete lie.

Turns out, we're told that Steve signed a confidentiality agreement promising never to breathe a word about Kim, Kanye or the klan. We're told the lawyer's letter is quick to mention a provision which says Steve is automatically on the hook for $10 mil if he opens his mouth ... and they believe he did at least 3 interviews.

It's interesting. We're told Kim and Kanye's lawyer gives Steve an out, if he shuts his trap and issues a public apology to the family. Our sources say the letter does not ask Steve to admit he lied but they demand he stop talking to the press. 

Kim and Kanye think Steve's MO is simple ... it's a cheap, underhanded way to get famous. A rep for the couple tells us, "This sad, parasitic maniac has violated every basic human tenet of decency with his story of lies. The Wests will explore all legal means at their disposal to silence this nonsense." 

BTW ... this isn't the first time Kim and Kanye have gone after someone for violating the confidentiality agreement. TMZ broke the story, YouTube founder Chad Hurley weaseled his way into AT&T Park in SF and videotaped Kanye's marriage proposal. Chad signed a confidentiality agreement and ended up paying them $440,000.

T.I. Shots Ring Out at Concert ... 1 Dead

5/25/2016 8:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Shots rang out at a T.I. concert Wednesday night ... multiple people were hit and one is dead.

The rapper was set to perform at Irving Plaza in NYC Wednesday night when the shooting occurred. We're told at least 2 men and 2 women were hit.  A 33-year-old man who was shot in the stomach didn't make it.

The rapper had not yet taken the stage when the incident went down. Sources backstage tell us an argument erupted just before one of the opening acts took the stage. Someone brandished a gun and people backstage scrambled into the crowd as shots rang out.

Cops say at this point it's unclear how many shooters were involved and they don't have any suspects.

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