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Kylie Jenner

Getting Legally Wasted On 18th Bday

… In Canada

7/30/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0729_kylie_jenner_tmzKylie Jenner's turning 18 on Aug. 10th … but a celebration in the States is problematic, so we've learned she's headed to Canada to get legally wasted!

Kylie’s throwing a rager at Beachclub Montreal. It's Canada’s answer to Ibiza … a mini party island with a beach, pool, A-list DJs and lots of booze. 

Here's the best part ... Kylie's being paid to celebrate her own birthday, and paid well ... we're told between $100k and $200k, just for showing up.

The club's owner, Olivier Primeau, is pulling out all the stops. Kylie will be choppered in, landing on a luxury boat that will dock next to a table stocked with bubbly. She'll also celebrate with a $3k cake.

That's not all that's legal in Canada at 18. Happy birthday ... Tyga.

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Meredith Vieira

I Feel Bad for Cecil the Lion

... And His Killer

46 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
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Meredith Vieira's heart breaks for Cecil the Lion, but she believes the bloodlust for his killer has gone too far.

Vieira was leaving Craig's Wednesday night when she told our photog she feels if Dr. Walter Palmer acted legally (as he claims) then he deserves to be left alone. 

As TMZ first reported, things are so bad for Dr. Palmer ... police in his hometown of Eden Prairie, MN have begun doing regular checks on his home and neighborhood ... even though he hasn't requested it. 

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Cecil the Lion

Killer Dentist

Gets Police Protection

7/30/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Dr. Walter Palmer has been the target of so many threats since news broke that he killed Cecil ... he needs police protection.

Law enforcement in Eden Prairie, MN tell us ... even though Dr. Palmer hasn't requested it, they will be doing regular checks on his home and neighborhood. The alert level is high enough that police supervisors will be involved in the drive-bys.

It's reached a fever pitch, with PETA calling for a hanging.

It's a tricky situation, because protesters have a right to do their thing. Cops say they're on high alert for people who are determined to cross the line.

Zayn Malik

Simon Cowell Made it Happen for Me

22 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF

Zayn Malik knows who's buttering his bread.

We got Zayn leaving Warwick in Hollywood Wednesday night, when our photog invited the former One Direction singer to give a shout-out to Simon Cowell, and he happily obliged.

Simon engineered and negotiated Zayn's new solo contract with RCA, and Malik stands to make a fortune as a result. 

All hail to King Simon! 

  

'Law & Order' Director

Busted For Child Pornography

11 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF

0730-jason-alexander-mugshotJason “Jace” Alexander spent a decade directing "Law & Order" but Wednesday he was living out an episode when he was popped on child pornography charges. 

Alexander was charged with two felonies -- possessing and sharing illegal and obscene performances of sexual conduct by children under the age of 17. 

He was nabbed after an investigator downloaded child pornography off the internet and traced the file’s IP address back to Alexander’s address in New York. 

Cops searched Alexander’s home and say they found computers and external hard drives stocked with files of minors engaged in child pornography.

His bail is set at $10k. He faces 7 years if convicted.

 

'Bachelorette' Star Shawn Evans

Another Reality Star

Bricked Me in the Head

7/30/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0729-shawn-evans-instagram"​The Bachelorette" star Shawn Evans says he was the victim of "reality-star-on-reality-star crime" ... after getting hit in the head by a brick.

The alleged brick tosser is Mickey Rappaport, aka Mickey Coco, who was featured on MTV Canada's show "Grand Benders."

Shawn was leaving a bar in Grand Bend, Ontario last week when Mickey allegedly hurled a brick from a second story balcony in Shawn's direction, hitting him in the head.  

Canadian cops arrested Rappaport for assault with a weapon and busted Rappaport's son Justin as well ... for obstructing a peace officer.

Evans says he suffered a concussion and plans on suing.

Harsh reality.

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Tyga

I Don't Owe Rent ...

I'm Buyin' the Damn House!!!

7/30/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0729-tyga-tmz-01Tyga says the eviction lawsuit his lawyer filed against him is bogus, because he's NOT a renter ... he's a homebuyer ... and if he's right it's the most screwed up home purchase ever.

According to Tyga, he plunked $200,000 down on the Calabasas mansion a full year ago and the landlord told him he could move in during escrow, without paying any rent.

If that makes no sense, get this. Tyga says the escrow was supposed to close many months ago, but didn't because the seller didn't provide Tyga's bank with info that would allow the loan to be processed.

The landlord begs to differ, and says Tyga is a squatta. 

His lawyer, Lee Hutton, tells TMZ, "We evidently live in a world where a man's word is no longer your bond."

And that reinforces the age-old maxim ... get it in writing.

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Missy Wiener In

"WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE"

'MEMBA HER?!

7/30/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Daria Kalinina is mostly known for playing Missy Wiener, youngest sister to teen misfit, Dawn Wiener, played by Heather Matarazzo, in 1995's cult comedy, "Welcome to the Dollhouse." Guess what she looks like now!

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Travis Tritt

Georgia Home ... ON FIRE!!!

7/29/2015 3:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Travis Tritt is singing his own song – it's a great day to be alive – because his Powder Springs, Georgia home just went up in flames. 

Firefighters responded to a 911 call from Tritt’s mother-in-law, who returned from the grocery store to an inferno. The crazy thing ... we’re told Tritt was in the main house but had no idea there was a raging fire in his backyard. 

0729-travis-tritt-SUB-TMZ-01The fire engulfed the pool house and playground. We’re told Tritt took a hose and tried holding the flames at bay until firefighters arrived. 

No one was hurt. It looks like it was weather-related .... temps have been in the high 90s. 

Tritt tells TMZ, "I would like to thank everyone for the concern earlier this afternoon."

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Zayn Malik

I've Signed With RCA ...

Thanks to Simon Cowell!

7/29/2015 2:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0729-zayn-simon-getty-tmz-01The Zayn Malik solo era is firing up ... he's officially signed on with RCA Records, with a little help from Simon Cowell

Our sources say Cowell was the go-between for Zayn and RCA.  He's been negotiating the deal for a couple of weeks.

It's interesting ... One Direction and Malik are on competing labels. The group is signed to Columbia and Syco.

We're told Cowell -- who created One Direction  -- felt RCA was the best place for Malik to succeed as a solo artist.

Malik left the band back in March. 

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Nicki Minaj to Ex Safaree

Safaree's Too Dumb

To Write My Rap

7/29/2015 2:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nicki Minaj wants to make one thing clear: "no bitch ass n****" wrote her lyrics.

We just got this video of Minaj in concert where she goes off on her ex, Safaree Samuels, who claims he ghostwrote lyrics in some of her biggest hits.

Check out the video ... she has unbridled contempt for Safaree, who she says isn't smart enough to own her words.


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Amber Rose

Lots Of People Say 'Conversate' ... Stupid!

7/29/2015 1:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Amber Rose knows the word "conversate" is not in the dictionary, but everyone needs to chill out. She's teaching her kid a variety of language skills, including common parlance. 

Amber is pissed at all the criticism on social media, telling friends she knows "conversate" is slang, but here's the thing -- people speak slang! So she says ... what, people aren't supposed to teach kids words like "fleek," "turnt," etc?

Amber caught flak when she posted a video of her son showing off his impressive vocab ... especially for a 2-year-old.

Sebastian's actually a little brainiac … he can already name the planets and identify types of dinosaurs. 

Props to Sebastian ... and Amber.

Demi Lovato

Dog Mauled to Death by Coyote

7/29/2015 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0729-demi-lovato-dog-cancelled-INSTAGRAM-01Demi Lovato's dog Buddy was ripped apart by a coyote ... and she's the one who made the gruesome discovery. 

TMZ has learned Demi's dog was torn to shreds Sunday ...  after a coyote wandered onto the backyard of her LA home. 

Demi was devastated saying, "We are absolutely heartbroken to be writing this but Wilmer and I are devastated to inform you that we lost our little angel Buddy last Sunday. He was taken from us way too soon in a tragic accident."

The pop singer was so stricken with grief she cancelled her "Good Morning America" appearance scheduled for Thursday. 

RIP Buddy.

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