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'The Bachelorette'

Brokeback Bachelors

Are NOT GAY

56 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The Bachelorette's big gay event -- the so-called "Brokeback Bachelor" moment where 2 of the guys fall in love with each other -- is missing something ... 2 gay guys.

TMZ has learned both guys -- Clint and JJ -- are both straight as arrows. Multiple sources tell us the 'Brokeback' promo ABC's been airing is just that ... a promo.

We're told Clint and JJ did have a bromance while trying to woo Kaitlyn Bristowe, but "nothing gay ever happened" ... not even in the shower ... as Clint mentions in the promo for next week's episode.

Our sources say both guys are in on the whole 'Brokeback' thing and "just think it's funny." They even gave producers soundbites to run with. Of course, they've also been getting a ton of attention on social media, and they love it. We're told they "think of funny things to write back to people on Twitter."

Case in point ... Clint's tweet comparing himself to Heath Ledger.

So, bottom line -- nothing gay to see here folks. Just a very effective ad. 

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Charlie Sheen

Sooo Dripping Wet

... Over Justin Bieber!!??

5/28/2015 7:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Get Charlie Sheen a towel ... a BIG one ... or maybe just a life preserver -- 'cause the guy was absolutely drowning in his own sweat at 1:30 AM in Hollywood.

This video is insane, and literally soaking wet. We saw Charlie slipping out of Sycamore Studios early Thursday morning ... where a bunch of Justin Bieber fans also happened to be hanging out waiting for Justin to exit.

It's unclear what the hell Charlie was doing at the studio at that time -- we're pretty sure he's not recording an album ... but who knows with him.

Just watch ... screaming Bieber fans, a seriously drenched warlock ... oh, and a one-finger salute to Charlie's fave TMZer.

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'19 Kids and Counting'

Pulled From Hulu

5/28/2015 6:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0528-hulu-hero-banner-01Hulu has pulled the plug on "19 Kids and Counting." 

The popular streaming site was bombarded with messages from users who wanted the show 86'd in the wake of the Josh Duggar molestation scandal.

Hulu responded quickly, saying, "The show page has already been removed, and is no longer hosted on Hulu."

This puts even more pressure on TLC to make a move. As we reported, we're told the network is leaning toward cancellation, but at this point, they may not have a choice.  Advertisers are fleeing in droves.

0528-hulu-404-19kidsThe show was available as recently as Wednesday afternoon.

TLC has already pulled the show from air, but has yet to decide on its long-term future ... though the smart money is on cancellation.

We reached out to Hulu for comment ... so far, no word back.

  
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'Suicide Squad'

Oh Yeah ...

Batman Is Definitely In It!

5/28/2015 7:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0528-suicide-squad-splashIt wouldn't be a party if Batman wasn't invited, and now it's official ... the Caped Crusader is going to be in "Suicide Squad."

While the Batmobile had previously been spotted on set, Wednesday marked the first time Bruce Wayne's alter ego made an appearance.

Ben Affleck's stunt double was strapped to the roof of a car as Jared Leto's Joker stunt double sat in the driver's seat ... during filming in Toronto.

Also on set -- the actual Margot Robbie. That's her in full Harley Quinn makeup riding shotgun.

2016 cannot come fast enough.

TLC's '19 Kids and Counting'

If You're Betting ...

Put $20 on Cancellation

5/28/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0527-19-kids-and-counting-TLC-01It is way more likely than not that TLC will cancel "19 Kids and Counting" ... this according to sources connected with the network.

As it was put to us, "If you're betting, you'd be wise to put money on the show getting cancelled."

Our sources say there are several reasons why sentiment inside the network leans in the direction of cancellation. First, TLC honchos feel betrayed that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar did not disclose the fact that Josh had confessed to molesting 5 young girls, some of whom were his sisters.

The other reality ... as TMZ reported, advertisers are bailing left and right, and the network is in the business of making money.

There's also a notion at TLC that they need to clear the decks of scandals. They did it swiftly with "Honey Boo Boo," and there's a strong feeling the right thing to do is cancel the Duggars as well.

When you combine anger with money, the fate of the show becomes pretty clear.

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Kyle Richards

I Haven't Spoken to Kim Since

Mexican Wedding Disaster

5/28/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Kyle Richards made it clear by what she said and what she didn't say ... her sister Kim is in crisis.

We got Kyle out in Bev Hills Wednesday, and she opened up and said she hasn't spoken with Kim since Kim's daughter tied the knot in Mexico over the weekend.

As we reported, Kim was off the rails, pissing off everyone and apparently under the influence of something. Kyle says everything's okay now, but the way she says it makes it painfully obvious ... she's protecting her sister who is way off the wagon again.

As far as we know, Kim is still MIA. She hasn't returned to rehab and the last she was seen was in Cabo.

  

Michael King

Creator of 'Oprah,' 'Dr. Phil'

Dies at 66

5/27/2015 9:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Michael King, who with brother Roger created and syndicated wildly successful shows, including "Oprah" and "Dr. Phil," has died ... TMZ has learned.

Sources tell us King and his wife went to France several weeks ago to visit their son and contracted a bad infection when he returned home. He was admitted to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood 20 days ago, where he was treated in ICU for pneumonia.

King was placed on a ventilator and did not get better. His health continued to deteriorate and at around 1 pm today we're told doctors removed him from life support. We're told he died several hours later.

King, who was the CEO of King World Productions, was considered one of the most successful producers in TV history. In addition to Oprah and Phil, he acquired the rights to "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy."  

King was 66.

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Nicole Scherzinger To Ex

You Can Have Kendall Jenner

I Have This Sexy Body

5/28/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Nicole Scherzinger made it clear without saying a word ... her ex-BF may be with Kendall Jenner but he's missing out on a lot. 

Our photog practically tripped over his tongue when he spotted the 36-year-old leaving The Sayers Club in Hollywood. He mentions Nicole's former BF, Formula 1 champ Lewis Hamilton, but mum's the word.

As we reported, all signs point to Lewis hooking up with 19-year-old Kendall, but at nearly twice Kendall's age ... Nicole's gotta still make Lewis think about his choices.

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Auntie Fee

I’m Trading In My Knife Set

For A Film Set

5/28/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0527-auntie-fee-facebook-SWIPE-3Auntie Fee -- best known as Internet sensation Chef Sista Girl -- is taking her low budget recipes and take-no-s**t attitude to the big screen, and there's a Tyler Perry twist.

Auntie just booked her first film role in "Barbershop 3" and is already bringing some flavor to the Atlanta set ... according to a family source. This wasn’t just a friendly favor either ... she actually auditioned to land the gig.

We're told the foul-mouthed chef is playing Anthony Anderson's mother, and her character's name? Madea ... which is kinda perfect since Fee told us Tyler Perry is one of her idols.  

As Fee might put it ... this ain't no f**king one-off! We're told she's already looking to to score more roles. We're thinking less PG and more R -- for language. 

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Guns N' Roses Guitarist

Concert Fight

... Over an E-Cigarette!

5/28/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Guns N' Roses guitarist DJ Ashba's e-cigarette vapor pissed off a Vegas concertgoer so badly ... the guy put an ass whupping on Axl Rose's axman. 

It's not the most rock 'n' roll brawl we've ever heard of ... but here's what went down. Ashba was at Planet Hollywood over Memorial Day weekend to see Romeo Santos perform. Our sources say when the guy said something about the e-cig ... Ashba shot back, "What are you going to do about it, buddy?"

That question sparked the fight, and we're told the guy's girlfriend even got in the mix.

Security escorted all of them out, but cops determined Ashba was the victim ... and the couple got cited for misdemeanor battery. 

In other news...

Time Flies! See How Big Halle Berry's Daughter Is Now!

Your jaw will drop when you see how tall -- and gorgeous -- Halle's daughter is now!

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Spoon Boy in

'THE MATRIX'

'MEMBA HIM?!

5/28/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0527_spoon_boy_matrix_launchRowan Witt is best known for playing The Oracle's metal melting prodigy, Spoon Boy -- who teaches Neo to realize "...there is no spoon" -- in the 1999 sci-fi film "The Matrix." Guess what he looks like now!

In other news...

You'll Never Believe What ELSE Kaley Cuoco Dyed Pink ...

Kaley Cuoco didn't stop at dyeing the hair on her head pink. She went a step further!

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New Found Glory

Band Connects with Horse

Saves Her From Death Row

5/27/2015 5:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0527-newfoundglory-horse-2New Found Glory’s guitarist Chad Gilbert,  just saved a very special horse from getting turned into glue.

Chad tells TMZ he was doing a Twitter search recently for fan reactions to the band’s tour, and he came across an ad for an old mare that happens to share the band's name, but was just hours from getting slaughtered.

After doing some digging, he found out it would only cost a measly $350 to rescue the ole girl -- so he got approval from his bandmates to adopt her. Chad says, “everyone thought it would be great for the band." 

He says they got the cash to auctioneer just in time, and then -- with the help of Freedom4Horses -- found an owner in Texas with wide open spaces where she can roam.

The new stable owner's gonna get NFG gussied up before the band comes to visit their horse. Of course.

  

Ice Cube to Rabbi

For You, a Beatdown!

Casino Fight Alleged

5/27/2015 2:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0527-ice-cube-tmz-01So a rabbi and Ice Cube walk into a casino, and the rabbi catches an anti-Semitic fueled ass whuppin' -- at least that's what the rabbi's claiming, but Cube says that's a load of crap.

P. Taras, who says he's a rabbi ... tells TMZ he was at the MGM Detroit on May 24 when he literally bumped into Cube outside an elevator.

Taras claims he said something like ... hey, watch out -- and the rapper/actor responded by having his boys attack. While he was getting stomped, Taras claims he heard several epithets. He thinks that's because he was wearing a yarmulke. 

Taras has filed a lawsuit against Cube for assault and battery, and wants $2 million for his troubles.

Ice Cube's rep says, "Not only are these accusations a lie, he doesn't even know who this guy is."

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