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Sean Kingston Sued We Gave You Bling You Gave Us Bouncing Checks

8/29/2016 5:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0829-sean-kingston-INSTAGRAM-01Sean Kingston has no problem picking out tons of high-end jewelry, but paying for it is another story ... according to the high-end jeweler who says they got screwed.

NYC jeweler Aqua Master just sued Kingston over 9 pieces of jewelry he scooped up last month -- valued at more than $300,000. The jeweler says Sean promised his biz manager would wire money to pay his tab.

According to the suit, Aqua got 2 checks instead of a wire transfer ... and they bounced. Meanwhile, Sean was enjoying 2 diamond necklaces, a few gold chains, a ring, a bracelet and 2 watches. A rep for Aqua tells us Sean even flaunted the goods on IG. 

0829_sean_kingston_jewelery_sub_instagramThe company is suing Kingston and his company, coincidentally named ... Time Is Money Entertainment.

This is old hat for Kingston, who was sued by a Florida jeweler in March, and also ordered to pay another NYC jeweler for an unpaid bill.

Sean's rep hasn't gotten back to us -- but on Raq Rants he explained why so many jewelers have beef with him. 

Donald Trump If Kaepernick Doesn't Like America ... GIT OUT!!

8/29/2016 3:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0829-colin-kaepernick-donald-trump-TMZ-01Donald Trump is channeling his inner-Richard Nixon when it comes to Colin Kaepernick -- when it comes to America, LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT! 

Trump called in KIRO in Seattle and was asked how he felt about the 49ers QB's National Anthem protest -- and in classic Trump fashion, he didn't hold back. 

"I think it’s personally not a good thing," Trump said ... "I think it’s a terrible thing."

"Maybe he should find a country that works better for him. Let him try. It won’t happen."

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Ice Cube Team Trump Pulled a Fast One ... But I'm NOT Suing

8/29/2016 3:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ice Cube is pissed off about the video clip making it seem like he's backing Donald Trump for President, but what's more shocking is ... he's letting the Donald off the hook. 

Check out this video of Cube at LAX -- he's definitely not happy his old Bloomberg Politics interview resurfaced Saturday on a pro-Trump Twitter account. He shoots down the out-of-context clip as a lame attempt to jack his endorsement.

Cube made it 100% clear with a tweet, but he also told our photog his fans wouldn't be fooled ... for one HUGE and obvious reason.

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Gene Wilder's Death Emotional Response From Celeb Fans

8/29/2016 4:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0829-gene-wilder-GETTY-02Gene Wilder's passing had some huge celebs sharing their condolences and favorite memories of the legendary actor.

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Juan Gabriel Heart Problems Behind Sudden Death

8/29/2016 1:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0829-juan-gabriel-GETTY-01Juan Gabriel had a history of heart issues which played a role in his unexpected death ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us the Latin singing sensation was also battling diabetes. We're told the L.A. County Coroner is calling it natural causes -- Gabriel's heart and diabetes issues are listed as contributing factors. 

We're told there was no foul play, and no drugs found at the Santa Monica residence where his body was found Sunday morning. Gabriel's last performance was Friday at The Forum in L.A.

He was 66. 

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Gladys Knight I'm Not Chicken to Sue My Son

8/29/2016 1:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0829-gladys-knight-restaurant-chicken-and-waffles-TMZ-YELP-01Gladys Knight might've just proved blood isn't always thicker than water -- she just sued her son to stop using mama's name and face in the restaurant biz.

Gladys wants the person now running the restaurants previously managed by her son, Shanga Hankerson, to 86 her from signs and promotions for the chicken and waffle joints.

Gladys says she gave the green light to use her name and image for the restaurants back in '99, but put the kibosh on the deal a few months ago after the eateries were raided by the Georgia Department of Revenue. Her son was arrested for allegedly pocketing a million bucks.

And one more thing ... in addition to money and an injunction, Gladys wants all her memorabilia adorning the restaurants returned to her.

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SHOCKING Pics of Willow Smith Emerge: Tattoos Face & Wears Corsets At 15

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Gene Wilder Dead at 83

8/29/2016 12:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0829-gene-wilder-GETTY-01Gene Wilder -- star of classics like "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," "Blazing Saddles," "Young Frankenstein" and more -- has died. 

The actor passed away Monday from complications from Alzeimer's disease, according to his agent. The rep says Wilder kept his condition secret because he didn't want to force children -- who still called out "there's Willy Wonka" -- to ask questions about the illness.

Wilder was 83. 

Wilder was married to Gilda Radner from 1984 until she passed away in 1989. He married again in 1991 to Karen Boyer. 

Wilder is survived by a daughter, Katharine -- whom he adopted in 1967 when he married her mother, Mary Joan Schutz.

Gene teamed up with Richard Pryor to make several classic comedies in the '70s and '80s, including "Stir Crazy" -- but his turn as the Jim, Waco Kid is legendary ...   


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Stevie Wonder Hoops Contest with Anthony Anderson ... You'll Be Surprised

8/29/2016 12:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Anthony Anderson should have a major advantage over Stevie Wonder when it comes to shooting hoops ... but throw in a blindfold and all bets are off.

They were both at a charity basketball tourney Sunday in L.A. ... when Anthony challenged Stevie to an impromptu free throw contest. AA put a blindfold on to level the playing field, and yeah -- it went about as well as you'd expect.

Check out the crowd of more than 500 people showing love for Stevie. We can't really say either guy won, but one of them did get closer to the hoop.

Anthony's gonna have a hard time living this one down.

Taylor Swift Can't Be Impartial in Rape Case ... Says the Judge

8/29/2016 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0829-taylor-swift-TMZ-03Taylor Swift was just dismissed as a prospective juror in an aggravated rape/kidnapping case because she told the judge she has a pending civil case that also involves sexual assault.

Taylor was being questioned about possible bias in a case involving a man who allegedly penetrated a woman with a broom handle after holding her at bay. 

The singer told the judge she has a case in Colorado in which a DJ allegedly fondled her backstage during a concert, so the judge didn't think she could be impartial.

Taylor was dismissed from the jury panel for cause.

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Mariah Carey Goes BALLISTIC When a Beyonce Song Plays -- This Is NUTS!

Apparently, Mimi KNOWS Beyonce -- but obviously doesn't want to!

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Iggy Azalea French Gave Me a Major Ride ... FOR $60,000!!

8/29/2016 10:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0829-french-montana-iggy-azalea-instagram-02Iggy Azalea seems to be over Nick Young -- 'cause she's found herself a new guy in French Montana ... maybe. 

Sources close to both rappers tell TMZ ... French dropped $60k for a private jet and flew Iggy and some friends to Cabo over the weekend. We're also told Iggy and French shared a room in the oceanfront home they rented. 

0829-french-montana-iggy-azalea-instagramFrench and Iggy have been kickin' it nonstop since hanging out in Vegas last month, where they reportedly cut a new track together. Sources say they've also been going on a few dates in L.A. 

We're told they're not officially a couple yet, but Iggy's got a track record with dudes on boats. 

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Steve-O My Ankle's in Pieces After Porta Potty Crash

8/29/2016 9:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Steve-O came out on the losing end of a run-in with a wooden porta potty ... and by losing we mean his ankle is shattered in THREE places, and the video is brutal.

We got this video of Steve-O trying to pull the insane stunt Sunday in San Diego -- he perched himself, with a skateboard, on top of the porta potty ... then pro skating legend Danny Way drove a car underneath him, shattering the poop shed.  

He even got Tony Hawk to record the whole thing ... and you gotta see how it went down.

In a word -- BAD. Steve dislocated and broke his right ankle. He says doctors set it in a temporary cast, and once the swelling goes down ... he'll need surgery to put some hardware in there. For good measure, he broke his heel in his left foot too.  

BTW ... no pain pills for Steve since he's a recovering addict.  

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Taylor Swift Wasn't Ducking Kanye at VMAs Just Doing Her Civic Duty!

8/29/2016 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0829-taylor-swift-jury-duty-TWITTER-01update_graphic_red_bar10:49 AM PT --  As for case in which Taylor is a potential juror ...it's a criminal case involving aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping and domestic assault.

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Taylor Swift had more important things to do than the VMAs -- like jury duty.

Swifty hung back to serve on a possible Tennessee jury ... and in the process avoided a possible awkward run-in with Kanye West.

We're told she's one of 30 potential jurors for a criminal case. Jury selection started Monday morning, and she hasn't been selected. Yet.

Word is most people in the pool were suddenly excited about having to serve.

Jury duty ... Taylor makes it look fun.

Charlie Sheen 'F*** Yeah' I Support Colin Kaepernick

8/29/2016 9:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Safe to say Colin Kaepernick has a supporter in Charlie Sheen

The Warlock was leaving dinner (and maybe a few drinks???) at Yamashiro in Hollywood this weekend -- when he told us he sees both sides of the Kaepernick debate ... but made it clear where he stands. 

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