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Nicki Minaj

Taylor Swift Was Wrong

... And She Admitted it

7/24/2015 7:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nicki Minaj went on TV to tell the world ... Taylor Swift screwed up when she assumed Nicki was attacking her over the VMA noms.

Nicki went on 'GMA' and revealed she and Taylor had a chat yesterday and Swifty admitted she was wrong when she went after Nicki on Twitter, jumping to the conclusion that Nicki was ragging on her over "Anaconda" being passed on for video of the year.

Minaj says everything's now kumbaya between the 2 of them now that Taylor's eaten crow.



House of Blues Concert Shut Down ...

After Crowd Melee

7/24/2015 7:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Future can't give it away in West Hollywood. His plan to throw a free concert was thwarted a second time Thursday after would-be concertgoers were unloading either smoke bombs or fire extinguishers. 

Future was at the House of Blues Thursday night when the crowd started rushing cops and clouding the joint up ... and that's when the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. came in and took care of business, shutting it down before Future could perform.  

This was the second failed attempt at a free concert ... earlier in the day, cops shut down the planned free concert at the Roxy when the crowd got out of control. 

Third time was a charm ... Future ended up performing at Supperclub in Hollywood. 



Amanda Bynes

Winning the battle

7/24/2015 7:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0724-amanda-bynes-splashAmanda Bynes is doing great. 

Bynes was dressed up and all smiles Thursday night when she stepped out in LA with friends for a fashion event.

It’s a 180 from the troubled times she had last year. 

Bynes has struggled with mental health issues but it seems whatever she's doing has stabilized her.



I'm Not Involved in Plot

To Shoot Lil Wayne

7/24/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0723-birdman-lil-wayne-tmz-01Birdman's finally breaking his silence on the Lil Wayne shooting, and despite police docs tying him and Young Thug to the suspect -- he's denying ANY involvement in a murder-for-hire plot.

Sources close to Wayne and Birdman confirm to TMZ what police docs insinuated ... that Birdman got a phone call on April 26, shortly after the bus was shot up in Atlanta. As we reported, police knew the call was placed between 2 phones registered to Birdman.

We're told the call came from someone in Wayne's camp who was understandably pissed, and anxious to tell Birdman what went down shortly before the shooting -- that Jimmy Carlton Winfrey had been kicked out of a club for harassing Wayne.

Winfrey was eventually arrested and charged with the shooting.

Our sources say Birdman assured Wayne he was not involved in any way, and vowed to help figure out who was behind it. 

We're also told the phones being registered to Birdman is not surprising, because they're company phones and everyone using them -- Wayne's people, Birdman, and even Winfrey -- is associated with Cash Money or Young Money.


Amy Schumer's 'Trainwreck'

Theater Shooting

Gunman Kills Two, Shoots Himself

7/23/2015 8:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0723_theatre-shooting-twitterA screening of Amy Schumer's "Trainwreck" came to a horrifying end after a man opened fire on a theater full of moviegoers ... killing two and wounding nine others, before turning the gun on himself.

Officials in Lafayette, LA say a lone 58-year-old gunman stood up in The Grand Theatre 16 about 20 minutes into the movie ... and began shooting at the audience with a handgun.

According to law enforcement ... after the gunman, John Russel Houser, shot into the crowd, and attempted to flee the theater. He killed himself once he saw officers racing to the scene.

Police haven't determined what, if any, motive Houser had for the shooting.

Schumer sent out a message addressing the tragedy, saying, "My heart is broken and all my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Louisiana."


Caitlyn Jenner

Lube and Condoms for Everyone!!!

7/24/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Caitlyn Jenner is into safe sex, and all the bells and whistles that go with it.

Cait was passing out condoms, lube and other essentials during gay pride week last month in NYC. The video just surfaced.

She's quite the salesgirl. 


Lamar Odom

Okay, Khloe Was Right ...

I'm Getting in Shape

7/24/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0722-lamar-odom-gym-instagram-01Lamar Odom is taking at least one piece of advice from his ex-wife Khloe Kardashian -- he's taking steps to get fit by hitting the gym again on the reg.  

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Mark Ballas

I'm About to Become a Studio Mogul

7/24/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Mark Ballas is gunning to become the Arthur Murray of the 21st century.

We've learned Ballas plans to open a slew of dance studios across the country, called the Mark Ballas Dance and Performing Arts Center. The first is set to open next week in Charlotte, N.C.

We're told Ballas and his business partner expect to have 50 centers up and running by the end of next year.

Our sources say Mark will be an active owner, visiting every location and working on marketing and curriculum. His dad Corky (the OG dancer in the fam) will certify the dance instructors at the various studios.

The dawning of the Ballas Empire is now.


Guess Who This



7/24/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Before this cute little guy grew up to be a professional choreographer, he was just another sweet kid growing up in Anaheim, California. Can you guess who he is?!

In other news...

Blake & Miranda's Divorce

Uh oh, more drama is coming to the surface in Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert's divorce.


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Miranda Lambert:

Blake was Too Busy with 'The Voice' to Come Home!

7/23/2015 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

  • Nicki Minaj Forces an Apology Out of Meek Mill
  • Ruby Rose's Absolutely Terrifying Night
  • Katy Perry Throws Major Shade at Taylor Swift
  • Mariah Carey Leaves NO Doubt: She's in Love!
In other news...

Shia LaBeouf's SCARY Fight
With Girlfriend Caught On Cam

This is terrifying! Find out what went down between Shia and his girlfriend.


Scott Disick, Kourtney Kardashian

Together Again Briefly

...For the Kids

7/23/2015 3:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0723-scott-disick-kourtney-kardashian-INF-AKMGSI-02Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian kept it civil Thursday, when they had a meal together with the kids.

Scott, Kourtney, Mason and Penelope all had lunch at the Beverly Hills Hotel. We don't know if baby Reign was there.  

After lunch, they drove in separate cars to Scott's Hollywood Hills home where she handed off the kids so he could spend time with them.  

As we reported, Kourtney was at a Century City building Monday, and although we don't know who she saw, it's the building where attorney Laura Wasser works. She repped Kim and Khloe in their divorces, and we know Kourtney wants to work out a custody arrangement.  


In other news...

OMG! Jessica Simpson's EMBARRASSING Tweet

She quickly removed it, but find out exactly what it said!


Lisa Vanderpump

Barn Stormin'

... For My Mini Horses

7/23/2015 3:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0723-lisa-vanderpump-pony-tmz-01Lisa Vanderpump just built a fabulous new home where her miniature horses can roam in the middle of Beverly Hills. Sorry, deer and antelope ... you're on your own. 

LV's pal Mohamed Hadid designed, built and painted a mini barn for the mini horses Lisa just bought for hubby Ken's birthday. We're told Mohamed hammered out the project over 2 weeks ... so the lil' Vanderponies could ball out in true Bev Hills fashion.

He painted it pink because it's Lisa's favorite color -- which is weird, since the horses are Ken's gifts ... but whatever.

Never look a gift horse house in the mouth.



Danica Patrick

Will Make You

Love Yoga

7/23/2015 4:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Danica Patrick's become a devout follower of yoga ... and she's making us devout fans of her following yoga.

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