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Bobbi Kristina Funeral

Invitation Infuriates Brown Family Member

47 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Bobbi Kristina will be laid to rest Saturday and her funeral already has the Browns and the Houstons fighting ... over money. 

TMZ's obtained the invite ... the guest list is tight and even if you're on the list you have to present a government-issued ID at the door.   

Now the conflict -- the invitation suggests, in lieu of flowers, donations should be sent to The Marion P. Foundation, a charity run by Bobbi Kristina's aunt Pat Houston, benefiting troubled teens. 

Leolah Brown, BK's other aunt, claims Pat's just lining her personal bank account and she's asking people not to send “ONE RED CENT!” to the charity. Leolah says Pat's "not the sweet quiet person that she's tried so hard to make people believe she was... ." And what's more -- she alleges the late Whitney Houston would agree. 

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Country Singer

Lynn Anderson

Dead at 67

23 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
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0731-lynn-anderson-GETTY-01Lynn Anderson, best known for her country hit "Rose Garden," died Thursday night, TMZ has confirmed. She was 67.

Anderson reportedly suffered a heart attack and was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

She had been hospitalized for pneumonia after returning from a vacation in Italy.

Anderson continued to make records until her death … her last, "Bridges" was released in June. Her heyday was in the ‘70s following the release of "Rose Garden" which would remain her biggest hit to date and earned her a Grammy. 

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Justin Bieber

Crashes Mariah/French Recording Sesh

7/31/2015 11:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0731-montana-carey-bieber-instagram-01Justin Bieber made a very spontaneous decision to appear in a Mariah Carey and French Montana song.

We're told Mariah and French were working on a new song Thursday night at a Hollywood recording studio when Bieber just showed up.

Biebs confessed to Mariah he's a huge fan, so she played a portion of the song she and French were recording.

Bieber was so into it, he jumped into a booth and laid down some vocals that'll be featured in the song. 

Kylie Jenner was also there with a few friends, but she won't be on the song ... for obvious reasons.

Elisabetta Canalis

'George' Is Off My List

For Baby Names

7/31/2015 10:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Elisabetta Canalis will not saddle her baby with the name of any of her exes ... perhaps a shot at her most famous ex ... George Clooney

Canalis and her surgeon hubby Brian Perri were hilarious leaving Mr. Chow Thursday night, with Brian making it clear there are lots of names off the table because Elisabetta had lots of BFs.

They're having a girl, so George would be improbable. 

Then again, anyone ever see "Georgy Girl."

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Dr. Walter Palmer

Surfaces and Contacts U.S. Investigators

7/31/2015 9:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0731-walter-palmer-dentistDr. Walter Palmer -- the dentist who gunned down Cecil the Lion -- has resurfaced and contacted authorities after days of hiding ... TMZ has learned. 

Officials for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service tell us a rep for Dr. Palmer contacted them late Thursday.

We're told Dr. Palmer is cooperating with the investigation into Cecil's death, which focuses on an international law governing hunters who move their trophies from one country to another. 

Fish and Wildlife have been looking to speak with Dr. Palmer as it conducts its investigation into the killing of Cecil. The U.S. Dept. of Justice is also investigating. 

Zimbabwe officials have already said they want to extradite the dentist to face criminal charges in their country. 

Meek Mill

I Wasn't Lyin'

Drake Really Did Get Peed On!

7/31/2015 8:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

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Meek Mill's random line at the end of his Drake diss song -- that Drake once got PEED ON -- is true.

The lyric in question came at the very end of "Wanna Know," where Meek said, "You let Tip homie piss on you in a movie theater n****, we ain’t forget."

Our sources say, it all went down in 2010, during a private screening of "Takers" on the Sony lot ... a movie in which Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Chris Brown and T.I. all starred in.

Drake attended the screening and, 30 minutes in, jumped up screaming and ran out of the theater.

We're told a dispute erupted over who was sitting where ... apparently Drake and one of T.I.'s childhood friends got into it. The friend got pissed, and pissed on Drake.

We're told Drake ran out of the theater, screaming "motherf*****."

And sources told us the obvious ... intoxicants were involved. 

  

Hilary Swank

Reality Check

Nuzzling with 'Bachelorette' Contestant

7/31/2015 8:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0731-kasey-hilary-instagramHilary Swank, a two-time Oscar winner who's dated Hollywood stars, has gone reality, because she's getting cozy with a former contestant from "The Bachelorette."

Swank spent her 41st birthday Thursday night at Gjelina -- a popular restaurant in Venice, CA -- with Kasey Stewart, who was eliminated in week 9 during Desiree Hartsock's season of "The Bachelorette."

Stewart posted, "Happy Birthday to this beautiful soul. @hilaryswank."

This boy's not cryin'. 

update_graphic_red_barTurns out ... Swank and Stewart go back to at least 2013 ... when the pair posed for a photo together in nearly matching v-neck t-shirts.

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Senator Marco Rubio

We Care More About a Dead Lion than Fetal Murder

7/31/2015 6:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Senator Marco Rubio is both perplexed and angry that Americans are more outraged over a dead lion than, as he puts it, "human life" being destroyed and then body parts negotiated by Planned Parenthood.

Our photog got the Presidential candidate at Reagan National Airport in D.C., where he felt the dentist should be accountable for any legal violations, but then said it paled in comparison to Planned Parenthood negotiating the sale of fetal parts in a sting video.

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Meek Mill

Drake Diss Song TRASHED

More than a Little Meek

7/31/2015 6:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Meek Mill is getting annihilated on social media for what most people think is a tepid, lame and wack response to Drake.

Drake's diss track was epic, basically calling Meek Nicki Minaj's bitch. Meek was universally trashed for his impotent response.

0731-meek-mill-drake-diss-soundcloud-dreamchasers-01Meek had a few good lines in "Wanna Know" ... like, "N****s writing for you cause you know you never did s***" ... but even the biggest Meek fan would have to admit, Drake is winning this war.

Things are so bad for Meek, he's been trolled by a fast food chain. Whataburger, popular in the southern part of the country, tweeted, "Meek Mill take it from us- if you gonna serve beef serve it high quality."

0731-subasset-whataburger-twitterEven Toronto Councillor Norm Kelly got in on the action, writing, "This is the reason people hire ghostwriters. #WeDidntWannaKnow."

Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings piled on as well ... saying he'd pay money if Meek would stop.

Drake posted a response to the song as well ... just a photo of him laughing hysterically. 

Checkmate. 

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Cecil the Lion

Zimbabwe Says Dentist's a Criminal

Extradition Already in Play

7/31/2015 3:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0730-cecil-palmer-ap-facebook-4The other shoe has dropped ... Zimbabwe officials say the dentist who killed Cecil violated criminal laws in the barbaric hunt and have started the process to get him extradited from the U.S. to the scene of the crime.  

The Environment, Water and Climate Minister says, "We want him tried in Zimbabwe because he violated our laws. Police should take the first step to approach the prosecutor general who will approach the Americans."

The Minister says Dr. Palmer of "a well-orchestrated agenda which would tarnish the image of Zimbabwe and further strain the relationship between Zimbabwe and the USA." 

As for the laws that the Minister says were violated ... the law that controls the use of a bow and arrow and financing an illegal hunt. 

The extradition process in Zimbabwe begins with police going to the prosecutor general who then contacts American authorities.

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Nick Gordon

Begs Bobby Brown

Let Me Mourn at Bobbi Kristina's Funeral

7/31/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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desperately wants to attend Bobbi Kristina's funeral Saturday ... so he sent Bobby Brown an email begging him for his blessing.

According to the email, which we've seen, Nick says, "I loved Krissi with all my heart and I am destroyed that she is gone and I need to say goodbye."

Nick realizes he's on the outs with the family as cops continue their homicide investigation with him in their crosshairs.   

Nick, who included Pat Houston in his email because she's arranging the funeral, goes on, "I'm begging you both to please put your differences aside and allow me this chance."

And there's a dash of guilt laced in the email ... "Krissi loved me very much and she would want me there."

Nick was persona non grata the entire time Bobbi Kristina was hospitalized, with most members of both families blaming Gordon for BK's death

The irony shouldn't be lost on Bobby Brown ... he was blamed by Whitney Houston's family for her death and even left her funeral early after a disagreement over seating. 

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Chrissy Teigen

My Butt and Some Chicken Wings ...

Winning Combo!

7/31/2015 6:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Which do you think John Legend was really reaching for in this video ... the wings or the booty?

You can’t go wrong with either ... 

Heidi And Spencer Pratt

New Reality Series

... You're The Star, But We Steal The Show

7/31/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0730-pratt-montag-tmz-01Heidi and Spencer Pratt are back, putting their camera-hungry skills to good use for a new reality show, but there's already trouble brewing over who gets the spotlight.

Speidi have been spotted around LA with cameras trailing them. We’re told the premise is that they teach Hollywood up-and-comers the rules of the fame game … from what to say in meetings to red carpet 101.

One of their proteges is comedian Deena Jacobs, who learned firsthand what not to do when she got stage bombed by a drunk, twerking Heidi during a stand-up gig.

Speidi need to take a tip from their pet name -- with great power comes great responsibility.


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