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Taylor Swift

$150k Boat Torched Near Beach House ...

'Property of Taylor Swift'

30 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
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0903-boat-fire-swift-01Taylor Swift just lost an awesome $150k boat after it was burned to the ground on a beach near her home ... at least that's what vandals want you to think.  

The 35-foot cruiser washed up on shore in July and was abandoned after its owner couldn't afford to have it moved. We're told that's when some punk decided to spray paint, "Property of Taylor Swift" on the side of the rig. 

However, law enforcement tells TMZ Swift had nothing to do with the paint or fire and it's now an arson investigation. 

The thing is ... Taylor could have claimed the boat because in Rhode Island an abandoned vessel is fair game to anybody after 45 days.  

It was a bit of a stretch considering the only thing we know of Swift burning is pictures.

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Former Miss Nevada

Busted Again For

Possession of Meth

9/3/2015 11:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Katie Rees -- who was stripped of her Miss Nevada crown in 2006 after nude photos of her surfaced online -- was busted Tuesday night for felony possession of meth. 

According to the Las Vegas Sun, Rees was the passenger in a car driven by her boyfriend that was pulled over by police for speeding and failing to signal.

The paper says that during their interrogation of Rees and her boyfriend, police found rolling papers, two smoking pipes and a canister containing what police believed to be marijuana. Cops also found, Xanax, Oxycontin and meth ... which Rees admitted to smoking earlier in the day. 

Reese was booked on five different drug charges, including felony possession of meth.

The boyfriend was arrested on multiple felony counts as well.

Rees was busted in 2008 for allegedly assaulting a police officer. She was also busted on felony drug charges earlier this year.

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Stevie Wonder

Sorry, Son ... No Gifts for You

... But I'll Take Some

9/3/2015 10:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Stevie Wonder just called to say ... I'm not giving you any gifts for your birthday so deal with it -- but I love you.

Stevie was out with his sons Kailand and Mandla at Mr. Chow ... for Kailand's 14th birthday -- and you gotta figure a super famous and successful dad like Stevie gives awesome gifts, right?

Our photog raised the issue, and got a surprising -- and maybe admirable -- response. 

Let's just say ... signed, sealed, delivered? Not always.

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Paris Hilton

Thanks for My Ring ...

I Got Something for Ya, Fireman!

9/3/2015 9:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0903-paris-hilton-getty-01Paris Hilton came thiiis close to losing $350,000 -- so, yeah ... she's about to give the Polish firefighter who found her diamond ring the serious hook up.

Paris tells us she was panicked when she realized the ring was missing -- and says she accidentally left the massive diamond-encrusted piece in the vehicle that took her across the tarmac to her private jet.

How do you misplace a $350k piece of jewelry? P says she was exhausted because she'd performed in Ibiza the night before, then hopped a flight to Poland and worked all day ... before jetting back to Ibiza.

Bottom line ... she's extremely grateful to get it back, and says she's in the process of getting the firefighter's contact info so she can give him a reward, and send some gifts for his family. 

She wasn't specific about how big the reward will be but, y'know Paris. She does everything big.

Judge Joe Brown

Screw the Racists

I Just Won Case that Put Me in Jail

9/3/2015 8:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0903-judge-joe-brown-facebookJudge Joe Brown says he just beat a bunch of racists in the court case that landed him in jail.

The African American woman who Joe was representing when he got locked up for contempt is now off the hook, because she was framed.

The woman had been hauled into court by a guy who claimed they had a daughter together and he wanted child support. A judge actually issued an arrest warrant for Joe's client, but the court just ruled not only was the woman NOT the mother ... the daughter was made up by the guy just to squeeze money out of her.

Brown went to jail after trying to explain this to the court, but a magistrate felt Joe got too emotional. Now the former TV jurist says, "Shelby County (Tennessee) is the most racist and bigoted court system I have ever encountered."

As for his jail experience, Joe says, "The jail is run like a slave warehouse."

Tom Brady

I'M BACK, BITCHES

... Judge 86's Suspension

9/3/2015 7:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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9:20 AM PT -- NFL commish Roger Goodell just issued a statement announcing the league will appeal the judge's decision. 

update_grey_gray_barTom Brady just doesn't lose.

The New England Patriots star just defeated the NFL -- with the judge in the Deflategate case NULLIFYING his 4 game suspension for his alleged role in the scandal.

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Paris Hilton

Lost Diamond Ring Found in Poland

... But Something Smells

9/3/2015 6:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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7:20 AM PT -- The airport spokeswoman tells TMZ, the firefighter told the airline he had the ring but kept it while everyone looked for the owner. Three hours later, they contacted the Fashion Week people and asked if anyone lost a ring. She did not say the fireman saw Paris on TV. update_grey_gray_barParis Hilton got lucky in Poland when a firefighter found her extremely expensive diamond ring on an SUV, but based on what we know there's something sketchy going on here. 

Paris apparently lost the diamond-studded ring Friday on an airport shuttle in the city of Lodz. Two days later, an airport fireman found it on the floor of the shuttle. 

Now here's the sketchy part. An airport spokeswoman says the fireman thought the ring belonged to a flight attendant. The spokeswoman says, "soon after he noticed Hilton on TV wearing the ring." She wasn't specific as to how much time passed ... hours or days before the fireman saw Paris on TV.

Question ... Why didn't the fireman turn the ring in as soon as he found it?

We're not saying the fireman was necessarily going to keep the ring if he thought it belonged to a flight attendant, but Paris is a rich woman, and rewards are often in order when a dude finds your enormous diamond ring.

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Kellan Lutz

Crazy Death Wish Cliff Workout!!!

9/3/2015 6:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0903-kellan-lutz-facebookIf Kellan Lutz ever invites you to hang out ... beware, because he pulled off an insane workout OFF A CLIFF IN AUSTRALIA!! 

The "Twilight" star is down in Sydney and managed to "fit in a quick workout" while exploring an area called Barrenjoey Head ... high above Palm Beach.

Push-ups on the cliff, pull-ups under the cliff, and just plain posing -- all without those wimpy safety harnesses they used on "Bullseye" ... the adrenaline junkie reality competition he hosted. 

It's all about the hang, bro.

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Master P

You Can Have All the Money ...

But Lose the Boyfriend

9/3/2015 6:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Master P says his estranged wife can have all his money if certain conditions are met:

1.  Go to rehab

2.  Take care of our kids

3.  Dump your boyfriend

We got Ice Cream Man in Calabasas, and he was angry Sonya Miller has put him on blast, claiming he got the guard at the front gate to keep her out of the house. He says his only beef is that she's letting her boyfriend stay there.  

Master P has big beef with the boyfriend and delivers a very clear threat if he ever sees him in the crib.

And he says, Sonya's claim that she helped build his company into a $180,000,000 empire is ridiculous ... she's no Cookie, according to him.

  
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Cecil The Lion

Apple Rejects App

Targeting Hunters as Kill

9/3/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0902-main-cecil-revenge-cecilrevenge-01Apple will not allow its users to turn guns on hunters, turning them into human prey.

A new app called "Cecil's Revenge" turns the tables making lions, giraffes, elephants and other wildlife the hunters, aiming their weapons at poachers.

The game is loosely based on the game "Asteroids," but Cecil and his buddies are now the shuttle and hunters and poachers are the asteroids.

The creators of the app tell TMZ ... in its rejection, Apple cited its rule that enemies in games cannot target a specific race, culture, real government or any other real enemy. Apple believes hunters and poachers are part of a specific culture. 

0902-sub-cecil-revenge-cecilrevenge-01An Apple rep tells TMZ the app was 86'd because the company will not sanction games based on "real events." 

"Cecil's Revenge" does have a home ... Google has approved the app, which is now available free of charge.   

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'Dance Moms' Suspect

Criminal Record Includes

Lindsay Lohan Obsession

9/3/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0902-dance-moms-creep-sundown-lindsay-lohan-TMZ-YOUTUBE-01The guy busted for sending child porn to one of the "Dance Moms" kids had violent fantasies about Lindsay Lohan and served time in prison and a mental hospital ... TMZ has learned.

According to court docs we've obtained ... Phoenix Sundown was arrested back in 2007 for assaulting his 18-year-old girlfriend. He was 29 at the time. Sundown got 3 years in a state pen, but was eventually diagnosed with a mental disorder and transferred to a prison hospital.

During counseling there ... doctors discovered Sundown had several photos of women with red pen and wax markings on their breasts and crotches. One collage showed a Lindsay Lohan pic with trails of red dripping on her body, and Sundown holding a long knife over her.

He also copped to writing to Spin magazine about his sexual fantasies with several other female celebs, but said he never contacted them directly.

As TMZ first reported ... Sundown was arrested Tuesday for sending pornographic images to a "Dance Moms" student. He remains behind bars on $25,000 bail.

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Gisele Bundchen Threatened Tom Brady With Divorce?

Find out what sources are saying have caused the pair to be heading down a dark path.

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Vivica A. Fox

Forget Trump

Women Should Rule the World

9/3/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Vivica A. Fox has strong views on who should run the country and primetime TV, and neither involves men. 

Vivica, whom Donald fired from 'Celebrity Apprentice' last year, has a surprising pick to replace him on the show. It's clear she has no hard feelings for the Trump family.

As for who gets her vote for Prez, Donald's not even in the running.

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Ronda Rousey

Marine Corps Approved ...

Come Get Turnt At Our Ball!

9/2/2015 4:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0902-ronda-rousey-jarrod-haschert-TMZ_TWITTER-02Good news for the Marine who scored a date with Ronda Rousey -- U.S.M.C brass is totally cool with the UFC champ turning up at the party.

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