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Rio Officials Offer Ryan Lochte A Deal To Make His False Police Report Charge Go Away!

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Well, this is an inneresting development!

On Thursday, TMZ learned that Rio de Janeiro officials have offered Ryan Lochte a deal to make his false police report charge vanish.

For those of you who may not remember the lie heard around the world, the scandalized swimmer falsely claimed he had been robbed at gunpoint while in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics.

Related: Can Someone Help Ryan Figure Out How Old His Dog Is?

Law enforcement sources tell the tabloid that Rio officials proposed the DWTS alum pay 70,000 reals — AKA $20,149 — to make the criminal case go away.

Insiders explain the athlete has not yet agreed to the deal, but his teammate Jimmy Feigen accepted a similar offer back in August.

The Olympian's lawyer, Jeff Ostrow, stayed silent on the situation, telling TMZ:

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Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli Thwarted By High School Students — They Figured Out How To Make His $750 Drug For Just $2!!!

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Science triumphs over greed! Love it!

"Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli has made a name for himself as a pop culture heel over the past year, doing things like threatening to break the only copy of Wu Tang's unique album.

But don't forget the truly heinous reason we know him at all — because he bought the rights to Daraprim and raised the price 5500% from $13.50 to $750 per dose.

Related: Pharma Bro Endorses Donald Trump For President

Daraprim, chemically known as pyrimethamine, is used to treat malaria and toxoplasmosis in AIDS patients, and is named on the World Health Organization's list of essential medicines.

And this tool tried to gouge the price to make himself a profit off of people in need.

However, a group of Australian high school students have put a crimp in his medicinal monopoly plans; they figured out how to

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Taylor Swift Tops Forbes' Highest Paid Musicians Of 2016 List… But Justin Bieber's $56 MILLION Didn't Even Put Him In The Top 10!

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He gave her a run for her money… and didn't even come close!

It's no secret that Taylor Swift is easily the most famous musician on the planet, but we're happy to see that she also has the business acumen to back up that fame.

The 26-year-old has already topped two of Forbes' End of the Year lists so far in 2016 — highest paid female in music and highest paid celeb under 30 — but she can officially add another superlative to her résumé: Highest paid musician!!!

Video: Taylor Swift Reacts To Drake's Bad Blood Apple Ad!

We guess $170 MILLION in a single year was just too much for her peers to compete with!

However, TayTay's not the only one making the big bucks…

In fact, Forbes' countdown out Wednesday includes 30 of the biggest acts in the industry — it's just too bad Justin Bieber's $56 million only put him at No. 13!!

Ch-ch-check out all 30 of Forbes' Highest Paid Musicians of 2016 list (below)!!!

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Drake Bails On $250,000 Nightclub Appearance After An Argument — And He Was Paid Up Front!

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That's why you NEVER pay up front!

On Saturday, Drake was supposed to perform at a pop-up nightclub called VIP ROOM in Abu Dhabi, but the artist was a no show!

Related: Kanye West Is 'Under Constant Watch' At Hospital

If that wasn't bad enough, the Hotline Bling rapper was paid about $250,000 BEFORE the gig! A source close to the situation spilled to The Mirror:

"His management had an argument with the management of Abu Dhabi pop-up nightclub VIP ROOM last night and he didn't turn up for an appearance that he'd been paid £200k for."

What was the argument about?? No

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Kylie Jenner Officially Unveils The Kylie Shop Merch — But Is The World Ready For Kylie Sports Bras & Thongs?

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Kylie Jenner is out to make more money!

Kylie Jenner is just living life and like, realizing stuff.

And you know what she realized?? She can make money by selling things with her name on them!

As you may have already seen, the 19-year-old decided to follow up her growing Kylie Cosmetics empire by announcing The Kylie Shop, and she basically gave fans zero information.

Related: Kylie Flaunts Her Perky & Pierced Assets In Photo Shoot!

But they did get a good look at the reality TV starlet posing in racy lingerie!

Well on Monday, Kylizzle finally unveiled the goods… and it's all merch! Launching on December 10, her followers can pick up sports bras, tees, and even thongs with her face or name emblazoned on them!

Or if they'd rather, there's also shirts featuring Kylie's racy pics!

Ch-ch-check out the teaser she posted to Instagram (below) to get a look:

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Harry Styles' Solo Album Is Sure To Be Full Of Bangers — Because He's Working With Bruno Mars & Max Martin! Get The Inside Deets From A Surprising Source…

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Harry Styles' solo career is off to a stylish start!

After One Direction's big breakup — and dabbling a bit in the movie scene — the English artist is now turning his attention to his solo album with Columbia Records.

And the international heartthrob is getting some seriously star-studded help on the new record!

Photos: See Harry's Another Man Photo Shoot!

Believe it or not, Robbie Williams — yes, the guy from Take That — is actually the one dishing deets on the X Factor alum's upcoming project!

The 42-year-old revealed in the latest issue of Radio Times that he had unsuccessfully attempted to work with Bruno Mars and famed writer/producer Max Martin on his 2016 album The Heavy Entertainment Show.

However, the former boy band member admitted neither songsmith called him back.

But he did learn — apparently from Harry, himself — that the 1D star was working with BOTH hitmakers, recalling:

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Target Just Had Its Biggest Online Shopping Day EVER On Thanksgiving — Can You Guess The Three Top-Selling Items??

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Forget Black Friday, it's apparently all about shopping online… on Thanksgiving!!

Shoppers didn't wait until Black Friday this year, instead opting to jump right into the shopping world after chowing down on turkey yesterday, apparently, because Target reported today that Thanksgiving was its biggest online shopping day ever.

Think about that — biggest of all time. On Thanksgiving itself.

Wow!!!

Related: 10 Terrifying Black Friday Disasters!

According to the company, traffic to its website grew by double digits yesterday, and eclipsed even last year's record-breaking Cyber Monday, according to a statement from the retail giant.

But can you guess what was flying off the shelves to set such a record??

The record-breaking sales came in large part from three big items (below):

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