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Stars and Scars You Be the Judge

2/25/2017 12:40 AM PST

0224_scars_and_stars_TMZ-2Chris Brown's got another domestic violence accuser in Karrueche Tran, and names are going in the ring for White House Correspondents' Dinner Roastmaster. So we gotta ask ...



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The Magic Castle Magician's Body Discovered Possible Suicide

2/24/2017 9:33 PM PST
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0224-the-magic-castle-tmzupdate_graphic_red_bar9:45 AM PST -- A rep for the castle says, "The magic community mourns the loss of one of our most beloved and talented performers and the AMA’s deepest regrets and heart-felt sympathy go out to Daryl’s family." They also added that Daryl was found fully clothed, but multiple law enforcement sources tell us he was in his underwear.update_grey_gray_barThe Magic Castle shut down to the public Friday evening after the body of a magician was found in a closet ... and it appears the man hanged himself ... TMZ has learned.

We're told paramedics responded to the Hollywood landmark around 7:30 PM after a man with a bag over his head, and dressed only in his underwear, was found by an employee. The magician, who we're told is Daryl Easton was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Magic Castle is a legendary private restaurant and performance nightclub ... and has become a favorite for magicians while they're in L.A.

As of now, cops are investigating the death as a possible suicide.

Story developing...

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Ron Howard Trump Team is Acting Un-American

2/25/2017 12:30 AM PST
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Ron Howard's super disappointed by Trump and company ... but he sees a solution.

Ron was out in Beverly Hills Friday and was clearly upset by the latest ... banning certain outlets from media briefings.

Ron's a big believer in the power of the ballot box, and even though he didn't support Trump, he's still holding out some hope.

Migos Sued They Ran Off with $20k Wardrobe On Sexy Music Vid Shoot

2/24/2017 5:08 PM PST
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Migos got real bad and real boujee with the fancy shirts and shades they rocked on a music video shoot -- according to the stylist who says they jacked $20k worth of gear.

Migos co-starred in Niykee Heaton's "Bad Intentions" vid, shot last year in Encino, CA. The video is pretty hot -- Niykee's scantily clad through most of it, as all 3 guys from Migos wear a ridiculously expensive wardrobe.

Stylist Marcus Clark says they never returned the shirts on their backs, and although he made several attempts to retrieve the gear, the best he got was a text from Migos' manager saying ... "That's over wit."

According to docs, they walked off with:
- 3 Enfants Riches Déprimés shirts, $18,138
- 2 pairs of vintage sunglasses (Versace and Les Copains), $700

Taxes alone on the shirts came to $1,632! 

Clark's so pissed he's not just suing for the value of the over high-priced items -- he wants more than $1 million in damages.

We reached out to Migos' camp ... no word back.

2 Chainz I'm Cleaning House at My Tapas Joint After Tanking Inspection

2/25/2017 12:20 AM PST
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0224-2-chainz-escobar-restaurant-TMZ-012 Chainz was so pissed after his ATL restaurant bombed a health inspection, he immediately 86'd at least 5 rookie managers from the joint ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the rapper tell us he immediately hired new bosses at Escobar Restaurant and Tapas -- all of whom have at least 5 years restaurant experience. We're told Chainz made the quick change on the heels of the joint scoring 59 out of 100 last week with the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Escobar just opened in December, and it's his first venture into the restaurant biz. We're told 2 Chainz feels the problem was hiring inexperienced people to run his place. He thinks his new hired guns will clean house ... literally.

The health dept. says it found raw hamburgers stored over collared greens, raw shrimp/fish over sweet potatoes, and a mold-like substance in the ice machine. Inspectors will be back next week.

A rep for 2 Chainz tells us they've "made major changes to continue to be champions of food safety, service and just plain good food."

Mia Khalifa Hey Ladies, Jameis Winston's Not Sexist ... He's Just Not That Smart

2/25/2017 12:15 AM PST
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Ex-porn star turned sports blogger Mia Khalifa says everyone piling on Jameis Winston's comments needs to CALM DOWN ... saying the dude isn't sexist, he's just not great with words.

Click here... it's not over yet
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Ripped Celebrity Booties Guess Who!

2/25/2017 12:10 AM PST

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These ripped stars are bustin’ out to give you a taste of their best asset ... cut through the shredded shots and see if you can guess the sexy star behind her peak-a-booty.

TMZ Live Amber Rose: Strip Club War!

2/24/2017 10:47 PM PST

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  • Caitlyn Jenner Goes After President Trump
  • Donald Trump: The Wall Is Getting Built!
  • Kim Kardashian: Major Soul Food Fail!
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Jessica Harris, Selena Weber Sandy Bottoms For the Win

2/24/2017 3:41 PM PST

0224-Jessica-Harris_Selena_Weber_bikinis-modeling-photos-launchThe mystery girl who had a 1 day fling in Miami with Scott Disick found herself a blonde friend ... and together they make a fantasstic team.

Models Jessica Harris and Selena Weber got pretty sandy together for a shoot on Miami beach. J was nice enough to brush Selena's buns clean when it was all over.

Kindness -- maybe that's what Scott saw in her. Yeah. That must be it.

Dr. Cornel West Trump's America Worse Than Jim Crow!

2/24/2017 3:10 PM PST

President Trump is sending America right back to the days of segregation ... according to renowned social activist Dr. Cornel West.

The former Harvard and Princeton professor gave our guy at LAX his thoughts on Trump's policies -- particularly his stance on equal access to bathrooms for transgender students. Dr. West says he's not just worried about the prez, but also advisers like Steve Bannon.

He had this warning too: Your perceived liberties are never a given. 

George & Amal Clooney Pregnant Couture At Its Finest

2/24/2017 12:51 PM PST

0224-george-amal-clooney-pregnant-Instar-01George and Amal Clooney make pregnancy look good.

The duo schooled power couples on looking glamorous while expecting when they headed to the Cesar Awards ceremony in Paris ... with Amal's baby bump already making an appearance.

Soak up those nights on the town! Twins are coming.

Lisa Marie Presley Kids Visit Estranged Husband ... Court Monitor Present

2/24/2017 2:09 PM PST
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0224-michael-lockwood-visitation-02Lisa Marie Presley's estranged husband is having regular visits with their children -- even though they're in protective custody -- but we've learned it's a deal both parents struck.

Michael Lockwood met his 8-year-old twin girls Wednesday at the beach in Malibu. Sources connected with the case tell TMZ ... it was the second time he'd seen his daughters this week. We're told a court-appointed monitor, seen here in red, was present both times.

0224-michael-lockwood-visitation-01As we've reported ... the girls are staying with their grandma, Priscilla Presley, while DCFS investigates the "pictures and disturbing videos" Lisa Marie says she found on Michael's computer.

Our sources say Lisa Marie and Michael both signed off on Priscilla taking temporary custody -- and also on Michael having monitored visits.

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Muhammad Ali's Son Detained at Airport ... They Asked 'Are You Muslim?'

2/24/2017 12:33 PM PST
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Muhammad Ali Jr. was detained for 2 hours at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport ... and he's ready to sue because he thinks it's because he's Muslim.

Ali Jr.'s spokesman, Chris Mancini, tells TMZ ... his client was returning from Jamaica with his mother, Khalilah Ali -- Ali's first wife -- on February 7 when immigration officers stopped them. She got through, but he was taken to a small room for 2 hours and questioned.

Mancini says Ali's 44-year-old son was asked twice if he's Muslim, and also where he got his name. He was traveling on a U.S. Passport.

Ali Jr. is looking into suing the U.S. Treasury and Homeland Security over the incident. Mancini believes it hints at a larger issue of profiling and discrimination. He's interested in filing the lawsuit as a class action.

Worth noting ... Feb. 7 was 4 days after a federal judge put the kibosh on President Trump's immigration ban. U.S. Customs and Border Protections told us it can't comment on individual travelers, but "all international travelers arriving in the U.S. are subject to CBP inspection."

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