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Ricky Skaggs

Gay Country Stars Welcomed

'We're All Sinners'

11/23/2014 9:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Country star Ricky Skaggs has a fascinating take on the gay country singers coming out ... they are welcomed and accepted in the country world, because, "We're all sinners."

Our photog ran into Skaggs in Nashville, so he asked about country singers Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman coming out.  Skaggs seems genuinely accepting -- both for him and on behalf of the country world -- until he drops the line, "We're all sinners."

It's an interesting question for people fighting for gay rights -- can someone be on the right side for the wrong reason?

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Vet to the Stars

Dogs Go Missing

After Home Burglary

11/23/2014 12:18 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1123-dr-sue-downing-dogs-tmz-01Dr. Sue Downing -- who cares for a bunch of dogs owned by celebs including Betty White, Katherine McPhee, Mark Harmon and Benicia del Toro -- has very personal dog problems of her own.  Her home was hit by burglars Friday and her seriously-ill dogs are now gone.

It's a weird burglary ... nothing was missing except 2 of her 3 dogs ... a 13-year-old pom named Penny and a 3-year-old terrier named Spice. She's not positive if the thieves took the dogs, or if the criminals left the gate open and they escaped.

The doctor tells us Penny was taking medication for a heart condition and Spice was born with a birth defect that causes her to limp.

Downing filed a police report ... and the LAPD Pacific Division is on the hunt.

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Miley Cyrus

It's My Party ...

I Can Dress Crazy If I Want To!

11/23/2014 7:09 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Looks like Miley Cyrus' attempt to mature her fashion style and possibly even morphe into a Kennedy was short lived ... because Saturday night in Hollywood she returned to her OG.

Miley hit up Penthouse for her 22nd birthday celebration with new man squeeze Patrick Schwarzenegger in tow.

You may recall ... Miley went pretty conservative this week, especially when they went on a romantic date -- it seemed M.C. might be switching up her style for Patrick.

Girls just wanna have fun.

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'Saturday Night Live'

Hey Cosby

'Pull Your Damn Pants Up!'

11/23/2014 7:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Bill Cosby's preaching about black men not taking responsibility for their lives just got thrown back in his face, courtesy of "Saturday Night Live" star Michael Che.

The Weekend Update anchor took Cosby to task during Saturday's show, calling him out with, "Hey Bill Cosby, pull YOUR damn pants up!"

Che then said he's unsure how to feel about TV Land canning "The Cosby Show" because he loved the character growing up.

Robin Thicke

Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?

A Young, Hot Model!

11/23/2014 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Robin Thicke is banging a hot model who's either 19 or 20 ... and the reason we know is that she took pics of herself in a bed ... that we found out belongs to Robin!

April Love Geary has been seen with Robin over the last few months. The model -- who said in a June interview she was 19 -- has posted photos over the past few months of rooms that match up perfectly with Robin's house.

We got pics of Robin's house from the real estate company that listed Robin and Paula Patton's home after she filed for divorce.

April posted a selfie on October 2 of her laying in bed, drinking coffee. The headboard and photo above the bed are an exact match to the ones in Thicke's bedroom.

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A few weeks later, she posted a sweet shot of a bunch of roses with the caption "Look what I got." The table, the chairs, the mirror ... match, match, match. 

Then on November 1, April posted another selfie ... with matches all over the place from his bathroom. 

If you still have doubts, Thicke bought her this skimpy costume during a Halloween hottie shopping spree.
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Where there's smoke ...

Marion Barry

Crack Mayor

Dead at 78

11/23/2014 4:14 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1123-marion-berry-gettyFormer Washington D.C. mayor Marion Barry -- who became nationally famous after an epic cocaine bust that did not derail his career -- died Sunday morning at 78.

Barry served 4 terms as Mayor, but his defining moment for most people is what he did in a hotel room during his tenure ... smoking crack with a young woman, and as FBI barged in the room screaming, "She set me up!"

Barry -- who was a folk hero in D.C. -- became the butt of jokes and almost a staple punchline on shows like "SNL."

But after serving time for drug possession, he became mayor once again. 

Barry became a paradigm of politicians … how they could do wrong, yet still remain popular with the electorate.

Cause of death has not been disclosed.

In other news...

Kourtney Kardashian's Baby
Shower Will Blow You Away

Kourtney Kardashian had a baby shower for her third child, but what the rest of this photo reveals will make your jaw drop!

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Dwight Howard

Baby Mama Royce Reed

Also Investigated for Child Abuse

11/23/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Dwight Howard's son has had a rougher time than anyone thought ... the baby mama who reported Dwight to Children's Services for belting their son was herself investigated for the exact same thing.

The Florida Dept. of Children and Families (DCF) got a call in February from 6-year-old Braylon's school, informing authorities the boy had been belted on the back of his neck and leg for using "potty words."  

According to docs, baby mama Royce Reed fessed up and said she did indeed belt the boy because he "dropped the f-bomb" in school. Authorities checked out the kid and there were no obvious marks ... she told them she only hit him once with a child fabric belt. The case was closed out, but school officials spoke with Reed and accused her of using excessive force on the child.

TMZ broke the story ... Reed called DCF in August, saying Howard belted Braylon badly ... and Howard subsequently copped to it.  Howard is currently the subject of a criminal child abuse investigation for the incident.

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G.R.L. Singer Simone Battle

I Died, But My Sony Deal Lives On

11/23/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

GRL Simone Battle SuicideG.R.L. singer Simone Battle had just a few thousand dollars to her name when she committed suicide ... but her family claims there could be much more pouring in ... from lucrative contracts she signed shortly before her death.

Battle had just $6,000 in cash to her name when she died, according to court docs filed by her mother, Donna Morgan. But Morgan claims Battle also had deals with Sony, Coca-Cola and other companies and the estate will be getting lots of money from the deals.

Here's the problem ... Sony, Coke and the others won't give Morgan the contracts unless she's appointed administrator of Simone's estate. So she's applied, and her petition is pending.

TMZ broke the story ... Battle hanged herself in her bedroom Sept. 5th. Friends and family said she may have been depressed over money problems.

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'Plastic Wives' Star

My Ex is Like Satan!

11/23/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1119-frances-marques-dr-ryan-stanton-tmz-yt-01 "Plastic Wives" star Frances Marques says her ex-husband threatened to kill her ... and looked like he was possessed by the devil while trying to do her in.

Marques -- who stars on the show with her ex, Dr. Ryan Stanton -- claims he went berserk last month at his Bev Hills office when she tried collecting rent ... calling her an "old ugly c**t."

In her court docs, Marques alleges Stanton takes "loads" of steroids ... and fears his rage will cause him to shoot her and her daughter. She says everyone at his office is afraid of him.

A judge gave her a restraining order ... but he only has to stay 10 yards away, so it's iffy protection.

We reached out to a rep for Stanton who says "Dr. Stanton refutes Ms. Marques' claims. The hearing on this matter will reveal Ms. Marques' shameless abuse of the legal system."

In other news...

Wait 'Til You See What Gwyneth Paltrow Looked Like 15 Years Ago!

This is how you're used to seeing Gwyneth Paltrow today, but you probably forget what she looked like over 15 years ago!

 

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CHLOE SEVIGNY

GOOD GENES OR

GOOD DOCS?

11/23/2014 12:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1120_chloe_sevigny_good_genes_docs_launch_2Chloe Sevigny looked like Chloe Sevigny before it was even a thing.

Here's a 22-year-old version of the "Kids" actress at a NYC party that was so cool you'd never know about it (left) and 18 years later... the fashion muse and queen to the hipsters -- who celebrated her big 4-0 last week -- at a different party you're still not cool enough to know about a few weeks back (right).

The question is...

Robert Pattinson

Grabbin' a

Handful of Booty

11/22/2014 12:02 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1122-robert-pattinson-FKA-Twigs-FFN-01Twihards, prepare to be extremely jealous of FKA Twigs ... Robert Pattinson is showing solid PDA with his new chick -- grabbing a heaping handful of her cheeks.

The famous couple went to lunch Friday in L.A. and Edward proudly squeezed his new moon.

Still doesn't excuse his new haircut ... but we're guessing Twigs likes the doo -- and it probably helps RPatz play grab ass with her more often.

Glass is half full.

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In other news...

Naya Rivera Steps Out Channeling Her Inner Kim Kardashian

Naya Rivera's alleged transformation into Kim Kardashian left her looking like THIS in New York City.

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Celebrity Scramble

GUESS WHO!

11/23/2014 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1117_celeb_scramble_launchThere's a genuine celeb hidden within this chipmunk-cheeked pic -- Can you look past the ballooned look to guess which star is behind the look?

Bill Cosby

Cries On Stage

But More About Jello Than Women

11/22/2014 7:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF



Bill Cosby placed his head in his hands and sobbed at his concert Friday night -- then shouted, "it wasn't my fault" and "I didn't know, I didn't know" ... but it wasn't a confession.

Cosby took to the stage at the King Center in Melbourne, Florida -- after 5 other venues dropped him -- and performed to a packed house that was eating out of his hand.

Bill told a story about his granddaughter's birthday party and began to fake cry on-stage.  The Jello reference at the end of the bit got roars from the crowd, which ended up giving him a standing O.

Before the show ... Bill told a local reporter, "I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn't have to answer to innuendos. People should fact check. People shouldn't have to go through that and shouldn't answer to innuendos."

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