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Lil Twist 1 Year in Jail For Massey Beatdown

11/30/2016 1:48 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1130_lil_twist_tmz 2Lil Twist just got hit with a year behind bars for allegedly beating up and robbing former Nickelodeon star Chris Massey ... TMZ has learned.

Justin Bieber's old buddy was sentenced Wednesday after he was accused of breaking into Kyle Massey's apartment a couple years back and robbing his bro during a brutal attack. Twist pled no contest to 6 charges, and got a year in L.A. County lockup.

We broke the story ... Twist allegedly pummeled Chris and stole his Rolex. He turned himself in this past September after bailing on a court appearance.

He could have gotten nearly 10 years, but dodged that with a plea. He doesn't have to turn himself in until February 3.

One twist -- Twist could be out as early as August for good behavior.

Olive Garden 911 Call Ricky Smith Accused of Sexual Innuendo in 'Racist' Incident

11/30/2016 12:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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An Olive Garden employee called 911 on comedian Ricky Smith and his friends, and blasted them for allegedly sexually harassing their server and trying to buy alcohol for minors.

TMZ obtained the audio ... the caller asks for police backup because Smith's group was being "rowdy" and yelling "racist comments" at the female manager. The caller gave her account of what started the ruckus.

But her version was totally different from what Ricky told us -- that everyone in his party was over 23, showed their IDs, never raised their voices and never made sexual or racial comments.

Cops did show up, but they say Ricky and friends were cooperative even though in the end, the manager refused to serve them. As for the alcohol accusation -- cops tell us that was "unsubstantiated."

Smith says he has a call scheduled shortly with Olive Garden brass to sort out the mess.

Kendall and Gigi Let the Lingerie Games Begin at Victoria's Secret Show

11/30/2016 12:39 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1130_victorias_secret_Fashion_show_runway_photos_launch_2Kendall, Gigi, Adriana, Lily, Bella, Alessandra and co. are off and strutting for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show ... and it's got an awesomely dark and sexy twist this year.

Most of the models are sporting lingerie that seems way more S&M inspired for the Dark Angel theme -- and ain't a damn thing wrong with this dark side.

Lady GagaBruno Mars and The Weeknd are performing -- and he got a big smile out of his supposed ex, Bella, during dress rehearsal. Who says breaking up is hard to do? 

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Spencer Pratt Gets Whipped Hard in Jiu-Jitsu Class ... And Loves It

11/30/2016 10:54 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Spencer Pratt's haters -- and there are many -- are gonna LOVE this clip.

Heidi Montag's hubby just earned his brown belt at Paragon Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the Valley ... which means he's now a certified badass. He's one step away from a black belt, after all.

But the former 'Hills' star celebrated his martial arts achievement by taking a thrashing from everyone in his dojo ... even little kids.

Thank God for this martial arts tradition ... and video cameras.

Kim Kardashian Here's What Her Day Looks Like Not for the Faint of Heart

11/30/2016 10:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1130_kim_kardashian_kanye_west_tmzKim Kardashian is now charged with Superwoman tasks, which include putting her own emotional upset on hold, caring for her kids and giving a husband in crisis vital emotional support.

Here's an example of a day in the life over the last week and a half.

EARLY MORNING

Wake up her 11-month-old and 3-year-old and give them uninterrupted attention as she feeds, clothes and nurtures them. She organizes their day by getting them off to various appointments and activities.

LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON

Kim beelines it for UCLA Medical Center where her attention becomes singular ... providing emotional and various other forms of support for Kanye. Kim comforts him, deals with a slew of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals, makes medical decisions and, just as important, tries to cheer Kanye up.

LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING

Kim books it back home where she's there before the kids get home. She feeds them, spends time with them and tucks them into bed.

LATE EVENING

We're told she often then goes back to the hospital to spend more time with Kanye.

People close to the family tell us she hasn't cracked at all ... she's upbeat and strong with everyone, even in the face of a pretty crappy situation. 

As we reported, doctors have not decided when Kanye can come home, so it's Groundhog Day for Kim until further notice.

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Tyson Beckford I'm a Model DJ ... $10k for Quick Art Basel Set

11/30/2016 9:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1128-tyson-beckford-tmz-2Tyson Beckford's already checked off modeling and acting, but he'll earn his next hefty paycheck behind a DJ's console ... for a little while, anyway. 

Tyson's DJing at Samsung's Art Basel party at Miami's Soho Beach House Wednesday night, and the guy must have a killer agent. Sources close to Tyson tell us he'll get around $10k for the 2 hour appearance, and he'll only DJ for half that time.

We're told he plans to pump tracks by Future, Jeezy, Rick Ross and The Weeknd -- and if that's not good enough, he's promising to look like Tyson Beckford. Guaranteed crowd-pleaser. 

No word yet if he'll bust out any dance moves from his last gig. If he does, front row beware.

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Comedian Ricky Smith Olive Garden Employees Suspended For ... 'Casual Racism'

11/30/2016 9:41 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1130-ricky-smith-olive-garden-TWITTER-01Comedian Ricky Smith was not treated like family at an Ohio Olive Garden when he popped in for dinner with his friends ... and we've learned the employees who he claims served him "casual racism" have been suspended.

Smith tells TMZ ... his crew had just finished handing out lunches for his organization, RAKE, on Tuesday and they worked up an appetite for endless soup and breadsticks. Smith claims they were small talking with their waitress when she just casually told them she doesn't like waiting on black people.

Turns out, the waitress was a black woman. 

The comedian tells us he politely went to the manager and requested a new waitress after this, but was given 2 options -- keep your waitress or leave. When they refused, cops were called and Ricky says police politely escorted them out.

An Olive Garden spokesperson tells us the waitress and manager have been placed on leave while they investigate. Olive Garden reached out to Smith to apologize and invite him back.

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Kris Jenner Bails On Art Basel Party Timing was Bad

11/30/2016 10:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1130-kris-jenner-tmzKris Jenner was supposed to be the guest of honor Wednesday night at DuJour Magazine's party in Miami Beach ... but she cancelled on them last minute.

The Art Basel bash is being thrown to celebrate Kris' cover debut for the magazine, but a rep for the party tells us she told them Tuesday night she won't be there. Our sources say Kanye's current medical situation was behind the cancellation.

We're also told Kourtney and Scott were supposed to show, but that's probably not happening.

The party will still have some names ... Kardashian BFF Larsa Pippen RSVP'd along with Martha Stewart and Nick Cannon.

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McDonald's Big Mac Creator Dies at 98

11/30/2016 9:37 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

1130-jim-delligatti-ap-02The man who created McDonald's most iconic burger has gone to the big burger stand in the sky.

Michael "Jim" Delligatti, who made the first Big Mac, died in his home in Pittsburgh Monday night surrounded by family ... according to a McDonald's spokesperson.

Delligatti, who owned multiple McDonald's franchises in Pennsylvania, first thought of the Big Mac in the mid-1960s ... when he wanted to offer customers a bigger burger than what Mickey D's was offering at the time. McDonald's was reportedly opposed at first, but the burger gods ended up going with his idea in 1968. It was already a hit at all of his stores in PA.

Delligatti was 98. In case you forgot his invention inspired that awesome jingle.

Sorry, you're gonna be singing this all day. 

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Melania & Barron Trump YouTuber Cashes in With Apology

11/30/2016 7:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1130-barron-trump-melania-trump-GETTY-01The YouTuber who falsely insinuated Melania Trump's son was autistic is redefining chutzpah ... he's making money on his apology.

The guy has ads running on his apology vid, meaning he hasn't turned off the monetization setting -- just a one-click process.

The apology video posted Tuesday has almost 74,000 views as of Wednesday morning, and continues to run ads. 

We broke the story ... Melania and Barron threatened the YouTuber with a lawsuit ... and they called out Rosie O'Donnell for reposting it.

The guy took it down when he felt the Mama Bear's legal heat -- although he waited 24 hours and gained another 1 million views, and more ad revenue, in the process.  

He seemed sincere in his apology/retraction. Now ... we're not so sure.

Wu-Tang Clan U-God Sues RZA and the Whole Clan For $2.5 MILLION!

11/30/2016 8:37 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1130-u-god-wu-tang-TMZ-01OG Wu-Tang Clan member U-God wants his group to know HE ain't nothing to f*** with in court -- he says the Wu's been screwing him out of revenue for years, so now he's gotta sue.

In the docs filed in NYC, U-God says he's contributed to about 170 tracks for the group since its inception in 1993 ... but says he hasn't been getting his share of royalties off 12 Wu-Tang albums, for at least the last 6 years. 

U also says his Wu contract requires him to get 2 annual payments for his share of merchandising dough, but says he's been cut off from that too. In the docs, obtained by TMZ, it's clear he has particular beef with RZA and his brother, Mitchell Diggs -- claiming they're abusing their power as Wu founders, and pulling strings to leave him out in the cold.

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As for Wu-Tang's top secret double album, "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin" -- which Martin Shkreli bought for $2 million -- U-God says he's yet to see a dime from that record-setting sale.

He's asking for a complete accounting of Wu-Tang's various revenue streams, and says he's owed at least $2.5 million for numerous breaches of contract. 

Sounds to us like U-God needs a meeting with Wu-Tang Financial ... 

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Justin Bieber Instagram Can Go To Hell ... It's For Satan, Anyway

11/30/2016 6:24 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Justin Bieber says Instagram is Dante's Inferno of today, and he doesn't plan to plunge back into its pool of fire anytime soon.

The Biebs was performing in London Tuesday night, where he took a moment to reminisce on his days of snapping and posting ... which he basically says to hell with. 

Listen carefully, he's still taking selfies -- not that any of us will ever see 'em. 

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Kanye West 'Nervous Breakdown' Pushed Over Edge by Anniversary of Mom's Funeral

11/30/2016 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1129-kanye-west-tmz-07Kanye West just snapped a week ago Monday in what we're told was a "nervous breakdown" ... triggered in large part by the anniversary of his mother's death. 

Sources very close to Kanye tell TMZ ... he was increasingly becoming a powder keg of emotions in the weeks leading up to his hospitalization at the UCLA Medical Center ... fueled by what we're told was a shocking lack of sleep and the pressures of touring, running his businesses, parenting and providing emotional support to his wife who was suffering her own emotional trauma after the Paris robbery.

But our sources say the trigger for the breakdown was Donda's death back in November 2007. Her funeral was November 20 -- the same day he cancelled his show at the L.A. Forum. The following day -- November 21 -- Kanye cancelled the remainder of the tour and hours later suffered the breakdown.

People close to Kanye tell us he never effectively grieved over his mom's death and has always had a difficult time in November, but this time he reached the breaking point. 

Kanye, we're told, has had trouble handling stress over the last few months, and in the week or so before the breakdown he started to unravel.  

As we reported ... Kanye became paranoid when he was taken to UCLA ... refusing for a time to even let doctors touch him. He also ranted that people were trying to ruin his marriage. 

Kanye was sedated and is being treated by doctors and mental health professionals. Doctors hoped to release him 2 days ago, but that didn't happen and so far ... no new release date. 

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