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Beyonce, Jay Z Sued

Singer Says They're Money Hungary

Over 'Drunk in Love'

12/15/2014 10:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Beyonce and Jay Z ripped off a singer from a far away land to make one of their biggest songs ever ... so claims the outraged Hungarian woman who wants "Drunk in Love" put on the shelf for good.

Monika Miczura, aka Mitsou, says Bey, Jay and producer Timbaland pilfered a Roma folk song she recorded in 1995, then used it for the first 13 seconds of the hit song.

Mitsou says she never gave them permission, but even worse, her song is about hopelessness yet Beyonce used it "to evoke foreign eroticism alongside the sexually intense lyrics." 

Mitsou says the 3 amigos bastardized her song -- "Bajba, Bajba Pelem" -- by digitally manipulating her voice with Auto-Tune and various cuts.

She wants damages and is also asking a judge to prohibit anyone from playing the song as long as it has her voice.

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Mama June

I'm Not Spreading for Vivid

12/15/2014 9:51 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Mama June
will not copulate for cash on camera ... no matter how much money is thrown at her.

The "Honey Boo Boo" matriarch says she would never ever consider Vivid Entertainment's offer for June and Sugar Bear to do the dirty and possibly make north of $1 million.

June says, "I have more respect for myself and my kids and my family," adding, "It ain't happening, not even for a zillion dollars."

As for Sugar Bear ... times may be tough but he feels the same way. He says he would never entertain the idea, regardless of how much they throw at him. 

And get this ... we're told Vivid honcho Steve Hirsch is blown away by the attention his offer has received. He's more interested than ever ... but he will probably have to look elsewhere ... just don't do the whole bagel thing with Danielle Staub, please.

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Kanye West

Does the Splits at Disney On Ice

12/15/2014 9:22 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1215_kanye_west_kim_disney_on_ice_leave_launchKanye West was your typical doting dad when he and Kim Kardashian took North to see Disney on Ice ... that is, until he mysteriously disappeared from the arena.

The West family had front row seats at Staples Center Sunday ... along with Kourtney's kids, Mason and Penelope, Brittny and Lisa Gastineau, and Ciara and her kid. 

Yeezy looked mostly happy -- especially with his nachos -- but subtly vanished from his seat later in the show ... with Lisa G. eventually taking his spot.

Kanye also didn't make the cut for Kim's post-show pic, but at least North didn't get cut out of this one. 

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Creed's Scott Stapp

Shocking Audio of a Crumbling Man

12/15/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Scott Stapp
is circling the drain ... it's incredibly sad and extremely evident from 4 recent recordings  which show the desperation of the former Creed frontman.

Clip #1 Stapp made a desperate 911 call last month from the side of a Florida highway, telling the dispatcher he's trying to dodge a group of people out to kill him. 

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Clip #2  In the same conversation, a panicked Stapp tells a dispatcher 15 vehicles are following him and he's been on the run for 36 hours straight.

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Clip #3  Stapp placed a call to the dean of his kid’s school last month, warning that ISIS will attack the people of Florida, and he knows that because the terrorists are members of his family.

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Clip #4  Stapp accuses his wife Jaclyn of stealing his truck. The singer claims his wife has blackmailed him, saying she will ruin his career if he blows the whistle on her to cops.

As we reported, Stapp's wife claims Stapp is deep into drugs and is trying to get him committed to a psych hospital for 60 days. 

  

Taylor Swift

Full Fan Girl

at Justin Timberlake Show

12/15/2014 7:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


It's unclear how Taylor Swift has time to learn the lyrics to EVERY song -- in addition to her own -- but she does ... and she unleashed her super fan lip-sync skills on Justin Timberlake this weekend.

Swift hit up JT's show in Brooklyn Sunday night to cap off her birthday weekend. T-Swizzle went into flailing arm mode, and not only sung along, but acted out every song too. 

It's great stuff ... unless you're the person sitting behind Taylor.

Miley Cyrus

Hospitalized For Weird Wrist Injury

12/13/2014 7:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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Miley Cyrus was hospitalized Friday night for what looks like some kind of weird flesh wound on her wrist ... and she quickly posted pics of the injury -- with a twist.

The 22 year-old singer snapped a photo in an L.A. ER, presumably of the wound  -- but just like the rest of her Instagram ... she photoshopped a happy face.

We're told it was a hospital in Tarzana -- the San Fernando Valley -- and she was there Friday afternoon. We don't know what caused the injury.

Miley also posted a pic of herself wearing the gown and noted how hipster it made her look.

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Kim Kardashian

Crops Her Own Child

OUT of Her Selfie

12/15/2014 6:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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update_graphic_red_bar2:50 PM PT -- 
 Kim just copped to the photo edit ... tweeting, "Wait is this really news that I posted a selfie & cropped my daughter out? LOL … Her eyes were closed and I was feeling my look! Can I live?!?!"
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doesn't like to share the spotlight with anyone, even her own daughter. 

KK posted a selfie Sunday night that rather conspicuously cuts off the face of North West ... and the move did not go unnoticed.

Comments on the photo from some of Kim's 23 million followers included:

-- "Seriously you can't even let your own child in a picture with you #selfishness"
-- "Lmao if she loved her child she wouldnt have cropped out the pic"
-- "Narcissism at it's finest"
-- "crop game strongggg, poor North your mom would rather showoff a brick wall than you.....SHAME!!!"

In all fairness, that is a lovely wall.

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Oprah Winfrey

The Big O Christmas Dilemma

12/15/2014 8:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

121514_oprah_launchLike every other problem in your life -- Oprah Winfrey can remove your holiday stress about buying gifts ... and you don't even have to be filthy rich ... although that never hurts.

We talked to Oprah in NYC this morning, and asked her if the holidays actually suck for her? Think about it -- everyone has inflated expectations of what she's gonna give ... and what the hell do you buy FOR Oprah??!!

Oprah insists it's "easy" to shop for her ... though we're not buying that based on her reaction when we asked the best gift she's ever gotten. 

As for the giving part? Just watch -- we should all take O's advice. And again ... wouldn't hurt to have her money.

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Wiz Khalifa

Playboy Chick Gets

Six-Figure Offer for Sex Tape

12/15/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Wiz Khalifa Playboy Model Sex Tape

Wiz Khalifa
's got a lot of problems -- about six figures worth -- the Playboy model he banged last week is close to cashing in big time on a sex tape ... but there's just one hang up.

Our porn sources tell us vixen Carla Howe is very close to making a deal with Steve Hirsch at Vivid Entertainment. Carla's totally down to sell the footage for the right price. Problem is ... if Wiz doesn't sign off ... Vivid can't release the porno.

TMZ broke the story ... Wiz and Carla hooked up last week, took a bunch of pics, and -- she says -- shot footage of their bang sesh. Wiz admits doing the deed, but claims he had no idea it was being recorded. 

We're told Carla's footage shows Wiz looking right into her lens, and shooting with his own phone camera. It's possible, we guess, he doesn't remember -- dude smokes kush like a chimney.   

But it makes no diff -- sources close to Wiz tell us he's not interested in the sex tape going public.

Then again ... everyone has their price, and Hirsch has a great track record with sex tapes ... said Kim Kardashian, Ray J, Farrah Abraham, Mimi and Nikko.

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In other news...

Drew Barrymore's Daughter Looks EXACTLY Like Her!

Drew Barrymore was spotted out and about with her two daughters, and DAMN does her oldest look like her little mini me!!!

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Celebrity Trainer Astrid McGuire

Sheddin' 180 lbs ...

Worth of Husband

12/15/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Celebrity Trainer DivorceAstrid McGuire can handle celebrity asses, but she's done with her husband's -- the famed trainer is calling it quits on her marriage.

McGuire filed papers in L.A. last month after ten very healthy -- on her end at least -- years of marriage to husband, Michael Heier McGuire.

Whipping stars like Christina Applegate and Julianne Hough into shape at Barry's Bootcamp has put her in high demand -- and she's modeled since she was 15.

According to the divorce docs ... divvying up of their property will be handled by a written agreement -- so, should be a clean split.  

Astrid's clearly taking her best assets with her.

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Ex-Miss NY USA

Getting Screwed on Match.com

... And Not the Good Way

12/15/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Beauty Queen Match.ComTwo-time NY beauty queen Meaghan Jarensky isn't herself these days because someone stole her identity, and set up a fake dating profile -- now she needs Match.com to help her nail the ID thief.

Jarensky says the suspect used her pics and info to open the fake Match.com account -- but the site won't tell her who's behind the phony profile without a court order. She's filed legal docs to get that ball rolling. 

The former Miss NY USA 2005 and Mrs. NY America 2010 says she's ready to take down the creep who's defaming her online ... once the court gives her the go ahead.

She also wants peace and to end world hunger ... we presume.

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In other news...

Paula Patton's Girls Came
Out To Play

Paula Patton opted for the plunging V-neck look, but she ended up showing off WAY MORE than she bargained for!

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Tom in "Rock 'n' Roll

High School"

'MEMBA HIM?!

12/15/2014 12:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1212_tom_rock_n_roll_high_school_now_launchVincent Van Patten gained fame for playing the love-crazy football captain Tom Roberts -- opposite P.J. Soles as Riff Randell -- in the 1979 classic "Rock 'n' Roll High School." Guess what he looks like now!

Destiny's Child

Beyonce's Dad Hawking Biopic

... Sony Hack Reveals

12/14/2014 2:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Beyonce
's dad tried to cash in on his famous daughter's name last year with a Destiny's Child biopic ... according to the latest batch of leaked Sony emails released by hackers.

Mathew Knowles reportedly reached out to Sony in December 2013 ... offering the studio first dibs on a movie about the girl group -- and execs seemed into the idea.

However it doesn't look like they ever came to a deal. Lifetime is reportedly planning a D.C. movie next year, but unclear if Mathew's behind that one.

Another leaked email referenced a possible Kanye West feature film. A Yeezy staffer sent an email sent to Sony Pictures honcho Amy Pascal ... pitching her a movie project involving "cinematic and technological innovation."

Great -- Kanye ranting in 4D.

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