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'Bachelor In Paradise' Wedding


The Knot Was Not Tied

8/4/2015 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0803-bachelor-in-paradise-fake-wedding-fun-art-TMZ-GETTY-COMPOSITE-01The couple that got married on the season premiere of the "Bachelor In Paradise" took everyone for a ride because TMZ has learned the whole thing was nothing more than a ratings ploy.

Last season's "success story" Lacy Faddoul and Marcus Grodd made everyone believe they were taking the plunge with an emotional beach wedding near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, but we’re told it was NOT legally binding.

According to our sources the couple doesn't have a marriage license in either Mexico or the U.S. 

We're told a real marriage won't be happening anytime soon either since Marcus is away finishing up his Coast Guard training  ... so the 'Bachelor' franchise success ratio is still at 5/34.

A little over 10% ... the odds were never in their favor.


Jadeveon Clowney's Dad

Arrested For Attempted Murder

In Strip Club Shootout

8/4/2015 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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NFL star Jadeveon Clowney's father got busted for attempted murder following a wild west style shooting outside a South Carolina strip club. 

Click here... it's not over yet

Kelly Osbourne Misspeak

Trump Needs Latinos ...

To Clean His Toilet

8/4/2015 10:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kelly Osbourne stepped into it on "The View" Tuesday, challenging Donald Trump's statement about Mexicans and asking if he has his way ... who will clean his toilet?

Osbourne quipped, "If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?" 

Rosie Perez challenged Kelly, who immediately tried to clarify. Rosie tweeted after the show, "My apologizes @KellyOsbourne, I took your point wrong - #TrumpLatinos. My Bad. You're heart is so pure and righteous. I adore you." 

For her part, Osbourne wrote about the flub later, saying, "I should have known better as I was on The View and it was live. I’ve learned a very valuable lesson. It is my hope that this situation will open up a conversation about immigration and the Latin community as a whole. By the way I clean my own f**king toilets."


Lenny Kravitz

Exposes Junk

Leather Pants FAIL!!!

8/4/2015 8:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0804-lenny-kravitz-rexusa-02Lenny Kravitz had the worst wardrobe malfunction of all-time -- or maybe the best -- when his leather pants ripped completely open onstage ... and his junk fell out. 

Luckily, Lenny had a back-up pair of pants during his Monday show in Stockholm -- so he was able to do a quick wardrobe change and finish the concert. Even luckier ... he's got no reason to be shy.



Kim Richards

Homeless, Living Out of Car

At Time of Arrest

8/4/2015 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Kim Richards was living out of her car when she was arrested Sunday for shoplifting at Target ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected to the family tell us, Kim had been house-hopping since leaving rehab last month. She quickly ran out of friends and relatives who would extend themselves, and has been homeless ever since.

We're told Kim has been "self-medicating" recently, and although it's unclear if she was under the influence when she allegedly stole $600 worth of goods from Target, her conduct was truly bizarre. One law enforcement source says she left the store with more than 50 items in her shopping cart.

Kim's family does not know what to do ... they want to help but it's unclear at this point what can be done to help Kim.


Kanye & Will Smith

Drake Is Sooo Funny!!

8/4/2015 7:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Drake didn't only kill Meek Mill onstage at OVO Fest  ... he burned him backstage too -- sharing a HUGE laugh with Kanye West and Will Smith.

Rumor is ... the superstars went all LMFAO over a meme Drake used to mock his rival. Check out the video ... it's hard to make out what's on Will's iPhone screen, but THEY think it's hysterical.

What is 100% clear -- Will looks really tight with Toronto's favorite son! Damn, Meek.

So much for, "In West Philadelphia born and raised ..."

Mariah Carey


Who ... Me?

8/4/2015 8:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mariah Carey isn't ready to talk marriage to James Packer just yet ... at least not publicly. 

Mimi dined out Monday night at Mastro's in Beverly Hills where our photog pretty slickly tried to get the scoop on whether she and her billionaire boyfriend are getting ready to walk down the aisle. 

Check it out ... her response is hardly convincing. She did sound excited about her new track with French Montana and Justin Bieber -- but she's not getting new rocks out of them.

Nice try, MC ... but we know who's really buttering that bread.


OVO Fest

Shooting at Drake's After-Party

2 Dead

8/4/2015 6:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0804-victim-stretcher-drake-twitterTwo people are dead and others are wounded after someone began shooting at Drake's OVO Fest after-party in Toronto.

It happened just after 3 AM Tuesday. Someone began shooting inside Muzik nightclub, where Drake was hosting the official after-party. One person was shot dead inside the club. At least one gunman took it outside the club and more gunshots filled the air.

In all, a man and women died. At least 3 others are hospitalized.

It's unclear if Drake was in the club when the shooting erupted.

It's not the first time this has happened at Muzik. A man was shot at last year's OVO Fest after-party.


Gwen & Gavin Divorce

She Believes He Cheated

8/4/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0803_gwen_stefani_gavin_rossdale_getty_tmzGwen Stefani pulled the plug on her 13-year marriage to Gavin Rossdale because she believed he was cheating on her. 

We're told Gwen and Gavin have not gotten along for some time. As one source put it, the split was "a long time coming."

We're told Gwen complained about Gavin being away from home too much, touring with his band Bush from December 2014 through March 2015. One source says Gwen put pressure on him to stop touring and stay home. For his part, he felt it she was hypocritical because she was on the road too.  

Our sources say Gavin is a very good father, so both sides are seeking a joint custody arrangement. 

As TMZ first reported ... Gwen filed for divorce Monday.


In other news...

Chelsea Handler Gets ULTIMATE Revenge!

If there's one girl you do NOT want to mess with, it's Chelsea Handler! Find out what transpired.


'Empire' Sued

Woman Claims She's the Real Cookie

8/4/2015 6:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


A woman is suing the creator of "Empire," for hundreds of millions of dollars, claiming Lee Daniels lifted her life story, right down to a gay family member.

Sophia Eggleston claims in her lawsuit, she embodies the "Cookie" character in almost every important respect, including a penchant for wearing mink. She also says she did time for putting a hit on someone, and Cookie's character did the same thing.

Eggleston says she gave a copy of an autobiography to a screenwriter back in 2011, and she says months later the screenwriter called her to say she was pitching the book to Lee Daniels.

Eggleston, who is suing for $300 million, is representing herself.

In other news...

Hot Damn! NeNe Leakes Looks AMAZING
When She Sheds Her Clothes!

Can you believe NeNe is 47 years old? You'd never guess it from these photos!


Alexander Skarsgard

I'm a Golden Girl Now

8/4/2015 7:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0804-alexander-skarsgard-gettyYes, that's Alexander Skarsgard. The one in the middle. 

The 6'4" "True Blood" actor was unrecognizable at the San Francisco premiere of his new movie, "The Diary of a Teenage Girl" -- in which his character does NOT appear in drag.

Anyway, gotta say ... he pulls off a really good Kim Zolciak

In other news...

Caitlyn Jenner's HARSH Criticism
From Her "Friends"

Find out what's stirring up new tension in Caitlyn's life. Many people are NOT happy!


J.Cole/Big Sean

Shooting Outside Concert

2 Men Critically Injured

8/4/2015 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0804-jcole-victim-shooting-apGunfire rang out Monday night outside a concert featuring J. Cole and Big Sean in Holmdel, New Jersey, and it may have been triggered by the victims trash talking a woman.

According to the NY Daily News, a witness claims the two victims had been talking to a woman in the venue's parking lot, "talking about her body," when a guy came over and began firing.

The men are both in a hospital in critical condition. The shooter got away.

Big Sean and J. Cole are scheduled to perform tonight at Madison Square Garden.

Gavin Rossdale

At Least I Have

Puppy Love

8/4/2015 5:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0804-gavin-rossdale-splashGavin Rossdale leashed up his adorable little dog, Chewy, and went shopping with a friend Monday afternoon in Bev Hills ... just as news of his divorce from Gwen Stefani broke. 

It's so hard when the Pomeranian has to choose sides.

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