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Mackenzie McKee

My Stupid Hubby was Huntin' Hogs

While I Was In A Ditch

3/24/2015 1:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Teen Mom 3" star Mackenzie McKee blames her no-good husband and diabetes for the crash that almost totaled her SUV ... but mostly her husband.

The MTV star told us on TMZ Live ... she was looking for Josh when she drove her Kia Sorento into a ditch.

She told us what Josh was doing in the Oklahoma boonies ... turns out he's just wild about hogs.

As for why Mackenzie didn't get insurance when she drove the car off the lot ... well, remember, she was 16 and pregnant.

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David Crosby

Dramatic 911 Call ...

'I Hit a Guy!'

3/24/2015 11:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

David Crosby pleaded with dispatchers to quickly send an ambulance to the scene of the accident where he hit a jogger with his car.

During the call, Crosby can be heard begging dispatchers over and over to send help. He tells the dispatcher multiple times that he struck the guy with his car and, just like he told police, he blamed the accident on the sun's glare. 

The accident occurred Sunday in California wine country. The victim was treated for serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.

Crosby was uninjured and police are still investigating. 

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Univision

Threatened by Fired Host

YOU LIED ... Michelle Obama Never Complained

3/24/2015 10:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Univision illegally fired a popular host and falsely painted him as a racist ... all because he was standing up for Latinos and fighting to get them unionized ... this according to the host's angry lawyer.

As previously reported, Rodner Figueroa, who was a host on the popular "El Gordo y la Flaca," did a segment earlier this month in which a makeup artist came on and showed pics of himself transformed into female celebs, including Michelle Obama. Rodner said the Michelle pic looked like someone from the cast of "Planet of the Apes." He was fired as a result.

In a scathing letter to Univision, obtained by TMZ, Rodner's lawyer, legal pit bull Marty Singer, says the network cooked up a phony excuse, claiming it fired him after receiving a formal complaint from Michelle Obama's Office. Singer says it's a lie ... the White House NEVER called. 

Singer says the firing was far more sinister. He says Rodner had gone all Norma Rae, trying to unionize Univision, and this was a convenient way to get rid of him and destroy his career.

0312-michelle-obama-makeup-transformation-INSTAGRAM-01Rodner, who is a gay biracial Latino, insisted he was not referring to Michelle when he made his comment ... it was about the shoddy makeup work of the guest.

Singer ends his letter with a Rosa Parks reference, "Make no mistake, despite Univision's best efforts, Latino talent will not be forced to 'sit in the back of the bus' any longer."

Singer is demanding that Univision rehire Rodner and make a public apology ... or else.

Oprah Winfrey

Look at My Nudes!

They're All for Sale

3/24/2015 11:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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is holding the yard sale to end all yard sales -- in the form of a massive online auction -- and the items up for sale reveal ... Oprah's a little bit of a freak.  

Look past her run-of-the-mill plates, tables, chairs, etc. -- and the thing that stands out is her abundance of nude artwork. For example, there's the set of four framed nude male mythological figures ... expected to fetch between $800-$1,200. 

There's also a nude painting by Aristide Maillol ($8,000-$12,000), a few Ellie Dolgin nude statues (around $10,000), and a painting of a nude woman by Richard Edward Miller with an estimated worth of $80,000-$120,000.

There's also a weight set that looks barely used (no shade, just the truth) for about $500, a pen with Oprah's name on it for $50, and some kind of lamb sculpture that lays for about $2,000.

Maybe just stick with the nudes.  

'Empire'

Legal Dogfight Over Show Name

3/24/2015 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0323-empire-fox-02FOX claims there's nothing special about the word "Empire," and the network has now filed a lawsuit trying to torpedo a demand by a record label laying claim to the name. 

The label is called Empire Distribution -- they do distribution and publishing as well with big artists like Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Too Short, N.O.R.E. and Sean Paul. The label claims FOX has no right to use the name Empire because the show tarnishes its brand.  

Empire Distribution has claimed it's being hurt because the fictitious label on the show is run by a "homophobic drug dealer prone to murdering his friends."

Empire Distribution is willing to live with the taint, but only if Fox pays $8 million ... $5 million if the show uses Empire Distribution's artists as regulars.

But now FOX has filed a lawsuit asking a judge to declare Empire Distribution's demand bogus. In the new world order, Fox notes that Empire Distribution is relatively obscure, showing up on the 7th page in a Google search.

FOX wants the dispute put to bed STAT, before season 2 kicks off.

Miley Cyrus

I'll Have the Yellowtail ...

But Patrick's Having the Crow

3/24/2015 7:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0323-miley-patrick-no-arrow-twitter-et-bug-01Miley Cyrus was in the mood for sushi, and forgiveness -- she and Patrick Schwarzenegger went out together for the first time since he sucked body shots off a chick on spring break.

Patrick and Miley hit up Kiwami in Studio City, CA -- not far from her house on Monday night. ET got a shot of them inside ... and all signs point to Patrick getting a pass for his Cabo fiesta with his ex-GF and his BFF's GF.

According to ET's sources in the restaurant, they were very romantic -- kissing, holding hands, and laughing ... probably NOT about his Mexico shenanigans, but looks like she's over it.  

Sooo ... wedding still on?

  
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Khloe Kardashian Left The House Without Any Pants

Khloe opted for comfort and ditched her pants, pairing a red plaid shirt with some knee-high boots.

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Chris Massey

Lil Twist Is Great ...

At Shining Justin Bieber's Shoes

3/24/2015 7:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE


Chris Massey is throwing shade -- with racial undertones -- at Lil Twist ... the guy who allegedly beat him with a pair of brass knuckles.

Massey ripped Twist as nothing more than Justin Bieber's lackey when we shot him at LAX Monday afternoon. We asked Chris about the warrant out for Twist's arrest ... following the alleged fight at Chris' bro Kyle's house.  

At first he played off our photog's question like Lil Twist is a nobody -- but then decided to go HAM with a string of insults, including a shoe shine crack ... which used to be taken as a racist remark. But since that was before Massey's time ... we're guessing that wasn't his intent.

Still, this clip won't sit well with Bieber -- or his shoe guy. JK.

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Blake Griffin

Off the Hook

In Vegas Pimp Slap Case

3/24/2015 8:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The pimp hand of justice just ruled in Blake Griffin's favor -- because officials have decided to DROP the battery case against the NBA star after they couldn't prove he actually slapped a guy in a Vegas nightclub. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Griffin was charged with battery stemming from an incident at Tao nightclub on October 19th ... when he allegedly put the 5 fingers to some dude's face for snapping a pic without Blake's permission. The man also claimed Blake grabbed his neck and squeezed.  

Blake denied the allegations --  and now we're told the charge has been formally dropped after Griffin's attorney Richard Schonfeld provided prosecutors with multiple witness statements contradicting the accuser's story.  

It's a big deal for Griffin ... who faced up to 6 months in jail if convicted. 

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Lillo Brancato Jr.

Cops Call for

Boycott of New Film

3/24/2015 8:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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A prominent New York City police association is fuming mad that convicted felon Lillo Brancato Jr. is back on the set of a Hollywood film ... and they don't want anyone to go see it.  

The former "Sopranos" star recently shot a movie called "Back in the Day" ... which stars Danny Glover and Michael Madsen. It's Brancato's first role since he was released from prison after serving eight years for his part in a burglary that ended with the killing of an off-duty NYPD officer.

As you might expect, the NYC Patrolmen's Benevolent Association is not happy to hear Brancato is resuming his career. PBA president Patrick J. Lynch tells TMZ his organization will never forgive or forget what "that junkie Lillo Brancato" did. 

Lynch added, "We ask all right-thinking people not to support this thug’s acting career by avoiding this movie and any project in which he is involved." 

No word on when the film comes out, but a NYC premiere does NOT sound like a good idea. 

In other news...

Kanye West Has Playtime At The Beach With Daughter North

Kanye and daughter North West couldn't be any cuter while hanging out at the beach.

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Angelina Jolie

I Got My Ovaries Removed

I'm On a Mission to Live

3/24/2015 6:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Angelina Jolie  
took a second big step in minimizing a cancer risk which she has been living with for years ... she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed. 

Jolie told an emotional, dramatic story in a NY Times op-ed piece, in which she talked about her normal ... an 87% chance of developing breast cancer and a 50% chance of ovarian cancer, because she carries the BRCA1 gene mutation.

The actress took proactive steps with breast cancer 2 years ago by getting a double mastectomy.   She'd been seriously considering the second preventative procedure but she was pushed into action when medical tests revealed the possibility of ovarian cancer but in the early stages. 

Angelina underwent the procedure last week, and doctors found a small benign tumor on one ovary but no signs of cancer in her tissues. 

Jolie says she's now in menopause as a result of the surgery, and she can't have any more children. She stoically writes about the fact that she has to live with the possibility of cancer but adds, "I feel feminine, and grounded in the choices I am making for myself and my family.  l know my children will never have to say, 'Mom died of ovarian cancer.'"  

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'Flash' Star Grant Gustin

Quick With A Joke

... Co-Stars Beware

3/24/2015 8:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0323-grant-gustin-flash-bunny-ears-fameflynetWatch your back around "The Flash" star Grant Gustin ... from the looks of things, he's the class fast clown on set.

Gustin broke his boredom during a shoot in Vancouver by busting out the ole bunny ears ... at a security guard's expense. Sure, he could have been flashing (yeah, we know) the peace sign -- but the smirk on his face is a dead giveaway.

The real question ... is he fast enough to dodge a punch from an embarrassed security guard? 

In other news...

Kate Upton's Boobs Do Not Want To Be In This Bikini Top

You knew there was bound to be trouble when Kate Upton opted for a tiny bikini while vacationing in Mexico with her baseball playing boyfriend.

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Rich Homie Quan

Beats Down Club Security

Makes James Bond Getaway

3/24/2015 6:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Rapper Rich Homie Quan stands accused of decking a security guard who wouldn't let him inside a club ... and then fleeing in a speedboat!

RHQ and his crew were trying to get into LIV at the Fontainebleau, according to the Miami Beach police report. When they got to the VIP entrance a security guard broke the news ... the club was full and they'd have to wait in the regular line with all the plebeians. 

The security guard told cops RHQ launched into a do-you-know-who-I-am tirade screaming, "I'm Rich Homie Quan and I'm a rich millionaire, bitch. I'm coming through these doors. I'm with Flo Rida!"

The hired muscle held his ground and says RHQ then socked him twice in the face, breaking his nose and bloodying his lip. He claims a member of the rapper's crew then hit him in the back of the head for bad measure.

The security guard claims RHQ and his entourage crossed the street and boarded a speedboat and roared off. 

Police are on the hunt. Consider them dangerous and really full of themselves.

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Dana White

Hey Laila, Call Me!

Let's Make Rousey Fight Happen

3/24/2015 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

UFC honcho Dana White has a message for Laila Ali -- if you're serious about fighting Ronda Rousey ... CALL ME UP!!!!

White was leaving Mastro's Steakhouse in Beverly Hills -- when he made it very clear he's interested in setting up a fight between Muhammad Ali's daughter and the reigning UFC women's champ. 

But whether they step into the ring to box ... or climb into the octagon for an MMA match ... White says one thing's for sure -- Rousey will beat the living crap out of Ali. 

"[Ronda's] actually the best fighter in the world ... Laila Ali would be in big trouble against Ronda Rousey."

Bottom line, White says he wants to make the fight happen -- "I'm serious if [Laila's] serious. Call me Laila."

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