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'Real World Star Ryan Knight

Dead at 29

45 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1127_ryan-knight-gettyRyan Knight -- a castmate on the 2010 "Real World New Orleans" -- has died, and close friends tell TMZ it was on the heels of a night of partying.

Several of Ryan's friends tell TMZ ... he was out partying Wednesday night with a bunch of people and ended up at a friend's house.  We're told a friend found him dead Thursday morning.  The friend said he had choked on his own vomit.  

Several people who were in contact with Knight while he was partying tell us he had taken "some pills" but they were not specific. 

Friends tell us Ryan was upbeat Wednesday night.  He was saying he was dating someone new who made him extremely happy.

It's the second 'Real World' death this month ... Diem Brown died a few weeks ago.

Ryan was 29.

Epic Meal Time Star

My Turkey Day Beats Yours

Even Though I'm Canadian

11/27/2014 12:26 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The guys from Epic Meal Time may be Canadian, but they're still stuffing their faces for Turkey day ... and we guarantee your Aunt Betty won't be making this for Thanksgiving.

Harley Morenstein tells us he was still hungry for holiday meats following T-giving in Canada last month ... so he and the boys decided to film an upcoming episode on America's day of thanks.

The bearded host says they'll be making a "Christmas PoulTree" today ... which is made entirely out of turkey, chicken, duck and quail -- and will feature 5 layers of poultry with bacon strips underneath each. 

Oh, and did we mention it will be stuffed with french fry bacon sausage stuffing?

BTW ... if you want to make a PoulTree yourself ... it'll cost around $1000.

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Creed's Scott Stapp

Criticizing Obama

Caused My Downfall

11/27/2014 12:16 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Scott Stapp believes President Obama sic'd the IRS on him as revenge for pot shots he took at the prez during a 2012 interview -- which is why he's damn near broke now. 

The former Creed front man spoke with the Roz and Mocha Show on KISS 92.5 Thursday morning in Toronto ... and claimed his accounts were compromised within two months of the Fox News interview.

Stapp adds, "I believe the IRS situation is definitely a result of me expressing my dissatisfaction with President Obama. Absolutely, 100 percent."

As we previously reported ... the singer claims his estranged wife claims he's delusional and is trying to get him committed. Believing POTUS hangs on his every word doesn't exactly help his case.

Check out the interview ... Scott talks about how much money he has left ... and whether his former band mates have reached out to help.

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CM Punk

I Got Fired From WWE ...

On My Wedding Day!

11/27/2014 9:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Former WWE Champ CM Punk claims he never quit the famous wrestling company ... he was FIRED -- and it all went down on his wedding day.
 
Punk spoke out on the Art of Wrestling podcast with Colt Cabana for the first time since walking out on the company in January ... and went into extreme detail about why he left.

The wrestling star says he never technically quit ... he got the 'ole heave ho -- delivered in the mail on his wedding day to WWE Diva AJ Lee.

The whole interview is almost 2 hours long -- Punk talks about wrestling with a staph infection for months ... and how he threatened to sue the company over royalty payments.

He also says he'll never work for WWE again.

Angelina Jolie

Look-alike Can Score $30K

For One Good Egg

11/27/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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It's got to be Jennifer Aniston's worst nightmare ... another Angelina Jolie may be walking the face of the earth soon, because someone's in the market for an Angelina egg donor.

The UCLA Daily Bruin ran a classified ad Friday seeking an egg donor who looks like Brad Pitt's newly-minted wife. 
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The company that placed the ad -- Beverly Hills Egg Donation -- presumably has a client who wants their kid to be an outlier.

The ad is specific ... white, tall, slender, the right cheekbones and forehead. Anyone with the right stuff can make $30K for 2 cycles.

Period.

Devon Still's Baby Mama

I'm Not Trying to Ruin His Life

But I Need More Money

11/27/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1126-devon-still-and-family-FACEBOOK-01Devon Still's baby mama says there's NO court order requiring the Cincinnati Bengals player to pay child support for their cancer-stricken daughter Leah ... but says the two had a "voluntary agreement" which Devon stopped paying in July. 

TMZ Sports spoke with Channing Smythe who says the two had worked out an unofficial financial arrangement ... but it fell apart over the summer when Devon wanted Channing and Leah to move to Cincinnati to be near him. 

"I don’t feel that it was right for me to move her," Channing says ... "[Delaware] is where all her friends and family are and this is where we have been building our life. He was very upset about that and that’s when he stopped giving me money."

Channing says Devon has been paying for some of Leah's clothes, medical bills and other things -- and she's "grateful" for all of the help -- but says she needs more money from Devon due to Leah's medical condition which prevents her from working. 

Channing says she has started the paperwork to get court ordered child support in Delaware -- but so far, they have not reached an agreement. 

Channing tells us Devon is a "wonderful father" to Leah and visits her almost weekly -- and takes her to doctor's appointments whenever he can. 

As for Still, he issued a statement saying, "I am not going to retaliate against the mother of my daughter ... I am going to continue to allow the court system to handle this matter, as it has been doing these past couple of months."

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Waka Flocka Flame

OWNED by Little Kid

With Mad Mario Kart Skills

11/27/2014 7:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

112714_waka_flocka_launchWaka Flocka Flame grew up on video games ... but he just met his Mario Kart match -- a 9 year-old boy who LOVES talking crap after beating his ass!

Waka hit up an event for Project Cry No More Wednesday in Compton ... and that's where the rapper was challenged.

You gotta watch the video -- the 9 year-old is not impressed he's going head-to-head with a famous rapper ... he's way too busy dodging bananas and doling out red shells.

Whatever, the Nintendo 64 version still rules all.

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'My Five Wives' Dad

Thanksgiving Breaks the Bank

11/27/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1126_my_five_wives_thnksgiving_compositeNo way to sugarcoat it -- being a polygamist is expensive during the holidays -- but "My Five Wives" patriarch Brady Williams has it more than covered this time around.

Brady has 31 mouths to feed this year ... and the grocery list is both impressive and financially depressing.

  • 2 Turkeys
  • 1 Ham
  • 5 lbs of Yams
  • 20 lbs of Mashed Potatoes
  • 2 large bowls of Stuffing
  • 1-2 gallons of Gravy
  • 3 dozen Dinner Rolls
  • 5 large Salads
  • 1 pot of Corn
  • 2 large Veggie Trays
  • 1 large Cheese & Cracker Tray
  • 1 large tray of Cheese-Stuffed Celery
  • 8 cans of Black Olives
  • 4 large cans of Stuffed Green Olives (a family fave)
  • 1 large jar of Cranberry Sauce
  • 4 quarts of Baby Dill Pickles
  • 3-4 gallons of Holiday Beverage

That doesn't include dessert ... we're told the Williams clan can choose from 15-20 varieties of pie.

At least they'll be saving on electricity ... all electronics are banned on Thanksgiving. No iPods, computers, phones or TVs permitted.

So you plop yourself on the sofa and do what?

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Jeremy Renner

American

Couch Hustle

11/27/2014 9:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1127_JEREMY_renner_moving_PCNJeremy Renner could easily afford to pay someone to move his stuff ... but Wednesday in L.A. the actor showed he's a regular guy by doing some heavy couch lifting.

Hawkeye was spotted near his home moving furniture into a moving truck with one of his friends -- more than most celebs in Hollywood would do ... they have people for that.

Mission not-so-impossible after all.

Tyga

Taking Over Gold Smoking Biz

With Blunt Force

11/27/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Tyga Gold Rolling PapersIf you love gold -- and you LOVE weed -- then Tyga has just the thing for you ... gold-plated rolling papers.

Tyga is a gold connoisseur himself --gold chains, gold relics, his soon-to-be released "Gold Album" -- and his new $5 million venture with Shine Papers will now make him the face of the premium gold smoking biz.

We're told the papers are 24K gold, edible, and they leave a sexy golden ash. They ain't cheap ... each pack of 12 goes for $55.

Smoke 'em if ya got 'em ... and if you can afford 'em.

Famous Floats

STARS ON PARADE!

11/27/2014 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1125_parade_famous_floats_launchBefore you watch the same old balloons drift down the streets of New York City for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade... take in these over-inflated stars we've strung up for you to gawk at from the comfort of your own home.

If this isn't enough there's still the National Dog Show.

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Jonathan Bennett

Takes EPIC FALL

'Dancing' Star Goes Boom

11/27/2014 12:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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112614_tv_tune_in_jonathan_bennet_launchBefore Jonathan Bennett hit the "Dancing With the Stars" ballroom, he got turnt up with some interpretive dance ... a Bette Midler classic ... and one of the wildest, most painful staircase falls we've ever seen!

So much for the wind beneath his wings. tmz-on-tv-3

Creed's Scott Stapp

I'm Homeless and Penniless

Shocking New Video

11/26/2014 10:24 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Scott Stapp
-- the lead singer of Creed and one of the most successful frontmen in the '90s -- says the government has stolen his money and now he's so desperate, he can't afford rent or even food. 

Stapp just posted a 15-minute cry for help on his Facebook page, saying the IRS has frozen his accounts and the banks have conspired to rob him of his fortune.

The singer says his wife -- who has filed for divorce -- is trying to get him committed, falsely accusing him of doing meth and showing signs of paranoia. Her divorce docs reportedly contain text messages from Stapp which say, among other things, "Florida is not safe. Biological weapons on the way."

Stapp sent another text which read, "I wouldn't doubt it if the CIA is behind Alcoholics Anonymous." And he warns, "God created you and now God is ending you."

Watch the video ... it's really sad.
update_graphic_red_barA rep for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office tells TMZ they did a wellness check at Stapp's home last week and spoke with both Stapp and his wife. All was well.



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