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Nicki Minaj's Ex

Break-ups Are Hard

When Your Ex Is Everywhere!

12/22/2014 6:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

122214_safaree_samuels_launchSafaree Samuels is having a hard time dealing with his break-up with Nicki Minaj -- and it doesn't help that everywhere he turns ... there she is.

Samuels told our photog Sunday night ... his little Twitter fight with Minaj over the weekend was no big deal and that he will always have love for her.

But Samuels said the break-up has been particularly hard on him since Nicki is so famous ... saying he can't turn on the TV or the radio without hearing her voice.

Now might be a good time to get into "Serial" -- she wasn't on that and it was amazing.

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'The Sopranos'

Bada Bing Robbed

at Gun Point

12/22/2014 4:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1222-bada-bing-getty-01Satin Dolls -- the New Jersey strip club that doubled as the Bada Bing on "The Sopranos" -- was hit by armed robbers early Sunday morning ... who made off with $30,000 in cash.

Police in Lodi, NJ say two guys armed with shotguns stormed into the clubs and made off with the cash. They released no other details, except to say the investigation was ongoing.

Don't worry ... Paulie and Sil were unharmed, though they incredibly uncooperative with authorities ... as to be expected.

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Michael Phelps

Alleged 'Ex-Girlfriend' Is

Ready for Her Porno Close-Up

12/22/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

121914_taylor_chandler_launchThe formerly intersex woman who claims she was nailing Michael Phelps ... is on the verge of getting nailed in her first porno ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Taylor Lianne Chandler is in Hollywood fielding an offer from Vivid Entertainment honcho Steve Hirsch -- who tells us he wants her to star in one of those ever popular porn parodies.

Taylor made headlines last month when she claimed she and Michael dated after meeting on Tinder. You'll recall ... Taylor was born with male and female organs, but says she's since had surgery. 

We're told the proposed porn would be loosely based on their alleged relationship. Think, "When Harry Met Sally" ... with way more nudity. And real sex.

We got Taylor on her way into Vivid HQ, and she told us she's still in the "wine and dine me" stage of negotiations. As for compensation ... she's more interested in back end, than getting huge money up front.

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DJ Zedd

Zee Views at My New Mansion Are Zick

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

DJ Zedd HomeDJ Zedd's mostly famous for one hit here in the U.S. -- but that was more than enough for the guy behind "Clarity" to snatch up his own baller Hollywood Hills home.

Real estate sources tell us the deal was closed earlier this month for $3.9 million ... about half a mil less than the original listing price. 

The 3,443 square foot pad boasts 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, full security system, and of course ... the new must-have accessory -- heated salt water pool.

Dude knows how to drop the bass ... and a whole lot of dough.

Guess Who This

SANTA SITTER

TURNED INTO!

12/22/2014 12:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1225_santa_ph_launchBefore this cheery Christmas kid was a gift to the Hollywood social scene she was just another golden little girl posing for a pic with Saint Nic. Can you guess who she is?!

Jameis Winston

Did NOT Break Student Code ...

In Alleged Rape Case

12/21/2014 3:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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Jameis Winston is walking away clean from the alleged rape case -- already cleared criminally -- he's now been cleared of any wrongdoing as far as Florida State University is concerned.

Former Florida State Supreme Court Justice, Major Harding ... announced FSU's star QB did not violate the university's student code of conduct. Harding oversaw a hearing earlier this month where Winston came face-to-face with the woman who claims he sexually assaulted her in 2012.

Harding says there was insufficient evidence to prove Winston violated the campus' code. The FL State Attorney also cited a lack of evidence for not charging Winston following a criminal investigation.

The alleged victim has until Jan. 13 to appeal Harding's ruling. Winston and the Seminoles are playing Oregon in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day.

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Richard Simmons

Where is He?

12/21/2014 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Richard Simmons Missing
Richard Simmons
is still MIA ... nearly a year after he was last seen, and there are no signs of XMAS or even life at his home.

His friends are more worried than ever. They haven't heard from or seen him since January 11. He hasn't been to his exercise studio in 6 months. 

There are no XMAS decorations at his Hollywood Hills house. Friends are not allowed to visit. A housekeeper seems to stand guard whenever anyone tries to enter.

Simmons' rep told us the exercise guru was depressed over a knee injury and that's why he has gone radio silent, but his friends are convinced it is far more serious. They say Richard was the ultimate caring person who loved interaction, and now there is none whatsoever.

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Benihana vs. Benny Hunna

Shrimp Flipper Battles Hip Hopper

In Epic Name War

12/21/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Benihana doesn't want anybody mistaking a guy who slings rhymes with a chef who slings rice balls -- so it's trying to force the rapper to drop his stage name. 

Benny Hunna, neé Benny Hodges from Mississippi ... has been fighting to trademark his handle because he's got big plans besides music. He says he wants to build an entertainment empire called Benny Hunna TV. Real talk.

But according to court docs -- the O.G. Benihana wants the U.S. Patent & Trademark office to deny his application for fear Mr. Hunna will create confusion in the marketplace.

That's debatable, since Hunna currently has less than 300 Twitter followers. The matter could be settled in court early next year.

FUN FACT: Hunna is street for a hundred bucks -- so you know Benny's all about that paper.

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Joanna Krupa

Brandi Glanville

'You're Trailer Trash, Bitch'

12/21/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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'Real Housewife' Joanna Krupa sounds like she's ready to physically duke it out with archenemy Brandi Glanville ... calling her a trailer trash fame whore who is a European model wannabe.  

Krupa went ballistic when our photog asked about Brandi, who trashed her on Andy Cohen's show. Glanville insinuated Cohen got food poisoning from bad fish ... code for Krupa's smelly vagina.

Krupa went for the jugular, telling us Brandi is so pathetic there's no room for doubt on why Eddie Cibrian dumped her. 

Watch the video. It has all the makings of a fabulous bitch fight.
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Sony Hacking Scandal

Dr. Evil Says ...

GOP is Giving Villains a Bad Name

12/21/2014 8:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF



Dr. Evil is scoffing at the Guardians of Peace for sheer laziness.

The "Austin Powers" super villain appeared on "Saturday Night Live" with some solid advice to the GOP ...  "It's easy to kill a movie,  just move it to January."

But the evil doc's real beef is purely domestic, and very political.

Mike Myers also awesomely takes a shot at one of his own stinkers.

Rick Ross

Mine's Bigger Than Wiz Khalifa's

12/21/2014 7:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1221-rick-ross-wiz-khalifa-huge-joint-SPLASH-01Rick Ross pulled out his bone inside a room full of people and shamed all the other dudes standing nearby -- including Wiz Khalifa -- and it wasn't even close.

Ross performed Saturday night at Supper Club in L.A. -- where Sincere Show from "Love and Hip Hop Hollywood" was hosting the event. Wiz came by to show some love and support Ricky Rozay.  

Support aside, Rick just needed help inhaling that massive joint.

There's a reason they call him the boss.

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Kanye and Baby North West Dressed Up Like Twins

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What's The Big Frigin'

DIFFERENCE?!

12/21/2014 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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While Santa has to figure out if Audrina Patridge is naughty or nice ... you have to figure out where the subtle changes are that we've snuck in for a special ho-ho-holiday gift!

**HINT -- There are THREE differences in the above photographs** 

'Dallas' Star Larry Hagman

R.I.P. ... But Only After You Pay Up

12/21/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Legendary actor and "Dallas" star Larry Hagman broke his word by dying ... and now a guy who says he was left high and dry wants the ghost of Larry to ante up.

John Castonia claims he was lured from Texas to Cali in 2012, to manage Hagman's career as he shot the "Dallas" remake for TNT. But John was no fool ... he says he got a 7-month guarantee in his contract -- $2,500 a week.

Here's the problem. Larry died 3 months into the deal, and the money train stopped. So now he's suing Larry's estate for the remaining $42,500.  

The Ewings might handle this differently. 

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