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'Real Housewives of O.C.'

Jeana Keough Returns ...

On a Short Leash

1/24/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Jeana Keough Returning Real Housewives Of Orange County Ain't nothin' like an original ... Jeana Keough is coming back to "The Real Housewives of Orange County" -- but she'll be a part-time cast member ... for now.   

Jeana's been shouting from the rooftops about her return to the show she left in 2009 -- but production sources tell TMZ her camera time will be limited to start the season. We're told Bravo execs want to see if fans are still into Jeana ... before they go all in. 

Of course, 'Housewives' fans remember Jeana for her epic fight with Tamra Barney -- one of the greatest in reality TV history -- and we're told things might get dicey again between them this season.  

Just a hunch, but a rematch would probably cement a full-time role for Jeana. When it comes to the 'Housewives' ... if it bleeds it leads.
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Kanye West

Pap Doesn't Want Jury to Hear

I Also Pissed Off Britney!

1/24/2015 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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 has no right to tell a jury the photog who's suing him is the very same guy who Britney Spears famously attacked with an umbrella ... at least that's what the photog is banking on.

Daniel Ramos is suing Kanye for the 2013 LAX attack. Kanye pled no contest to misdemeanor battery, but now Ramos is suing him.  

Kanye wants to prove to the jury Ramos is a bad guy ... not only because of the 2007 umbrella incident, but also because he was so gross he tried selling the umbrella and the truck she struck.

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But Ramos has filed legal docs asking the judge to exclude evidence of his Britney hijinks, saying it has nothing to do with the LAX attack and it would unfairly turn the jury against him.

Ramos also wants the judge to exclude evidence that he actually made a pretty penny off the video he shot as Kanye went after him.

It's kinda like having your cake ...

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Chaz Bono

I Got Buff, Babe

1/23/2015 1:21 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0123-chaz-bono-weight-loss-COLEMAN-RAYNER-01He's all man and he means business ... and he's none other than Chaz Bono

Bono has dropped a lot of weight and has transitioned into a healthy and chiseled guy.  

It's amazing what hard work, determination and a few surgeries can do. 

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Rolls-Royce vs. Royce Rizzy

High End Car Company Sues

... That's Our Name!!

1/24/2015 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Rolls Royce Rizzy Name LawsuitIn the hip-hop world, you don't steal another MC's name ... even if MC stands for motor car -- which is exactly what Rolls-Royce claims a rapper named Rolls Royce Rizzy has done.

According to the lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- the legendary car company says Rizzy advertises and sells "Team Rolls Royce" shirts on his website ... and they want him to stop ASAP. 

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Rolls-Royce claims they've sent R.R.R. multiple cease and desist letters to no avail ... and since he's continued to wear the shirts in pics on social media they've been forced to file suit. 

Rizzy tells us he dropped the "Rolls" from his name at least a year and a half ago and he's no longer selling the shirts ... just wearing it. He also claims he's never gotten a letter from Rolls.

Jermaine Dupri -- the head of Rizzy's label -- tells us he personally made sure the name change happened before putting him out as an artist ... adding,"I know how business works."

What's The Big Frigin'

DIFFERENCE?!

1/24/2015 12:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0119_frigin_difference_launchStop what you're doing and take note of the tricky little differences we've greased into these Nick Kroll pics ... are you sharp enough to spot 'em?

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

TMZ Live

Lindsay Lohan:

New Mistake Could Send LiLo to the Clink

1/23/2015 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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HERE'S THE RUNDOWN
  • Justin Bieber is Somehow NOT Banging Kendall Jenner
  • A Huge Comedian's Controversial Slavery Joke
  • Beyonce Sends Her Lawyers after Some of Her Biggest Fans
  • Mike Tyson is Inspired by a Cruel Dictator! 

In other news...

Jennifer Lopez Breaks Number One Makeup Rule

Jennifer Lopez stepped WAY outside the box for this bold new look ... but the colors just made her look tired.

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Patrick Dempsey

McDreamy Headed for Divorce Court

No Prenup

1/23/2015 4:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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We just got a joint statement from Patrick and Jillian, saying, "It is with careful consideration and mutual respect that we have decided to end our marriage.  Our primary concern remains the well-being of our children, and we ask with profound gratitude that you respect our family's privacy at this very sensitive time."
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is headed for the single life but it's not his doing ... we've learned his wife has filed for divorce, and 10s of millions are on the line.

Jillian Fink filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable difference. Fink, who is repped by disso queen Laura Wasser, is asking for joint custody of their 3 kids, a 12-year-old girl and 7-year-old twin boys. She also wants spousal and child support.

We've learned they do NOT have a prenup. Patrick is reportedly worth around $40 million.

The couple has been married for 15 years.  

Sources connected with the couple tell TMZ ... "it remains to be seen whether it will be amicable." Sources tell us she's had a problem with his ego for a while now, which she thinks is out of control. As one source said, "She's all about the kids."

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Stephen Collins

DIVORCE SETTLED

Confession Tape Under Lock and Key

1/23/2015 4:04 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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We've now obtained the divorce settlement, and it provides every copy of the Collins' audio in which he confesses to child molestation must be destroyed, with the exception of the original -- which is now in Grant's possession. Grant must deliver the tape to Collins' lawyer, Shawn Holley, who will keep it under lock and key for 10 years and only release it if there's a subpoena.

As for the rest of the settlement, it's pretty much a 50/50 split. As we previously reported the pot is worth around $14 million.
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Stephen Collins
 and Faye Grant have settled one of the nastiest celebrity divorces in memory ... TMZ has learned.

Collins, Grant and their lawyers spent the last 4 days trying to hammer out the settlement, to avoid what was certain to be an ugly, public trial set for February 9th.  

Both Collins and Grant were ready to address the audiotape in which Collins confesses to molesting and/or exposing himself to 3 young girls. Grant threatened to raise the issue because she didn't want her settlement compromised in case he got sued, and he says the tape has made him unemployable and therefore he should be socked with a big spousal support tab.

But they worked it out, down to who gets what furniture.

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SkyMall

Goes Bankrupt ...

Grab Yer Bacon Pillows While You Can [TMZ TV]

1/23/2015 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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063014_tv_tune_in_skymall_launch_v2Everyone's favorite in-flight magazine is in danger of going out of biz. SkyMall’s parent company filed for bankruptcy -- which means all those ridiculous items you want, but never buy ... could disappear soon.

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In other news...

Mariah Carey Is Busting Out Of Her Little Black Dress

Mariah Carey had jaws dropping when she showed up to an L.A. premiere in a super TIGHT, super TINY black dress.

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Selena and Zedd

Stir Fried Date ...

Smells and Looks Official

1/23/2015 4:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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012315_selena_and_zedd_launch_v5Most people don't fly cross country to take "a friend" out to eat -- so Selena Gomez and Zedd are looking more like an official couple after their afternoon rendezvous in Atlanta.

Our restaurant sources tell TMZ ... Selena and Zedd were hugging and kissing while eating at Benihana Friday. She's in town shooting a movie -- and the only reason he'd be there is, well ... her.

They've been a rumored couple since they hit a bunch of Golden Globes parties together -- but then SG was spotted at dinner with her on/off/on BF Justin Bieber.

Bottom line? Selena's love life is tricky business ... but Zedd doesn't seem to care.

Tyga

Sued By Former Manager

He Was NOTHING Before Us!

1/23/2015 3:19 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Tyga Sued By Former ManagerTyga's former manager says the rapper's an ingrate and now there's only one way to show his appreciation ... fork over several million dollars as a "thank you."

Back in the day ... Tyga hired C&J Management, and the company claims it did more than a good job, "turning him from a relative nobody to a world known superstar." C&J introduced Tyga to Cash Money, so they may have a point.

But sometimes people and Tygas move on ... and C&J claims the rapper unceremoniously and illegally fired them in 2013 and hired a brand spankin' new manager.

So C&J now wants $4 million and all will be well.

We reached out to a rep for Tyga. So far, no word back.

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In other news...

See Amber Rose ... WITH HAIR!!!

You're very familiar with this bald headed beauty, so you probably won't even recognize her when you see her with a head full of hair!


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'12 Years a Slave' Lawsuit

Composer Claims

Hans Zimmer Ripped Him Off

1/23/2015 1:22 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"12 Years a Slave" may have shamelessly ripped off "Desperate Housewives" ... if you believe a new lawsuit.

Famed composer Hans Zimmer is the culprit ... so claims the guy who composed the song for that Housewives show.

Richard Friedman claims in 2004 he composed "To Our Fallen," which appeared on the ABC show. He says in his lawsuit his song was enhanced in Zimmer's studio. Friedman claims it's no coincidence that in 2013 Zimmer's signature song in "12 Years" was eerily similar to his tune.

 

The allegation is simple ... Zimmer and company had access to his song and ripped him off.

Friedman is suing Zimmer, Fox, Sony and Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment ... and he wants a piece of the pie.

We reached out to Zimmer's people ... so far no comment.

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Shaq's Sitcom

'CRACK VS. SHAQ'

Racy Jokes In Pilot Script

1/23/2015 12:36 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0123-shaq-oneal-tmz-01TMZ Sports just got our hands on a script for the pilot episode of Shaq's new sitcom -- and it's laced with hilarious adult-oriented humor ... including jokes about boobs, ISIS and crack. 

The show is loosely based on Shaq's real-life business empire -- with people pitching him TV show ideas, products and endorsements.

In one of the scenes from a script that was circulating in December, Shaq is approached with an idea for a TV show similar to "Shaq Vs." ... a real show that didn't do very well on the air. 

In the script, an associate explained to Shaq that no one knew what Shaq was "verse" -- and suggested that his new version of the show should include Shaq's foe in the title. 

"We could do 'Crack Versus Shaq.' That rhymes. [Shaq] smokes a bowl of crack and tries to dunk."

Another associate suggests, "Shaq Versus Iraq" ... where "[Shaq] goes over there and talks to those ISIS people. We bring in a few basketballs and boom! Peace in the Middle East."

Someone else pitches, "Yak Versus Shaq" ... which evidently involves the mountainous animal. 

The script we read -- which was circulating in December -- is actually pretty funny ... with boob jokes, fart jokes and even a Tim Tebow zinger.   

It's possible, and likely, that the script will be changed by the time it actually airs -- but we can see why Shaq signed on.

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