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'Jerry Springer' Producer

Cops Say She Lied

Over Sister's Suicide

10/6/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0320-jill-blackstone-coleman-rayner-split-date-2The 'Jerry Springer' producer whose sister died in their garage is now in the hot seat with the LAPD, because TMZ has learned cops believe her story about the death doesn't make sense.

Jill Blackstone's sister Wendy died in March from a combination of carbon monoxide poisoning and Xanax. At the time it appeared Wendy, who was blind and partially deaf, committed suicide ... even leaving a note.  

Jill had said she had no idea Wendy wanted to kill herself. As for how a Webber grill and charcoal got into the garage, Jill told police the Webber grill was for warmth and the coals in the trash can were for roasting marshmallows.

But we've learned cops now paint a very different picture of what they say happened. Our law enforcement sources tell us when they first interviewed Jill she told cops she had no idea her sister wanted to kill herself. But cops say it's very clear Jill -- not Wendy -- wrote the "suicide" note.

Our sources say cops are "confident" Jill assisted her sister -- not out of vengeance but mercy for her condition. Even if Jill's motive was mercy-based, it would still be a crime, and we're told the case is now "on the front burner" for possible criminal prosecution.



Scott Disick's 18-Year-Old Chick

He's NOT My Boyfriend!!!

10/6/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1005-scott-disick-lindsay-vrckovnik-TMZ-INSTAGRAM-01Scott Disick's 18-year-old travel companion says she's NOT sleeping with or dating him ... at least that's the story she's telling her friends.

Lindsay Vrckovnik insists she's never hooked up with Scott. She says she's been traveling with a group of models and met Scott in NYC, and hung out for a day. The girls wanted to move the party to Miami over the weekend, and according to what she's telling friends ... Scott happily followed.

Lindsay -- who's from Canada --  has a boyfriend there and the photos that surfaced have caused a problem between the two of them.

Whatever Lindsay claims ... she's having trouble convincing her BF for a few reasons. First, she and Scott didn't meet for the first time last week ... they hung out at least once before, in July, at a party in Malibu.

The second problem Lindsay has ... explaining the pics where she's all nuzzly with Disick. She says the pics are "misleading."


Kim Zolciak

Returning To 'DWTS' For Final Dance

10/6/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1005-kim-zolciak-tmz-01Kim Zolciak hasn't danced her final dance on "Dancing with the Stars."

We're told the folks at 'DWTS' want Kim back for the season finale next month. The plan is to have her dance in several dances on the final show and all she needs is a green light from her doctor.

We're told Kim's on board, despite being kicked off the show after suffering a mini-stroke that unearthed a heart condition. She's not back to 100%, but she already made it out of the house Sunday to watch husband Kroy play in the Falcons game.

Zolciak was at the bottom of the barrel on the show before her medical emergency. At least one person's rooting for her.



'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett

I'm Not Bangin' Michael Sam

... Yes, I Watch 'Power'

10/6/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Empire" star Jussie Smollett is keeping it as real as his TV mama Cookie does ... saying he's NOT hookin' up with Michael Sam ... despite the fact they've been spending A LOT of time together recently.

Click here... it's not over yet

Alfonso Ribeiro

My New Pad Is Fit For A Prince

10/6/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1005_alfonso_ribiero_buys_granada_hills_house_launchAlfonso Ribeiro danced his way to a sprawling new home, and even though it's not in Bel-Air ... it's still pretty sick.

The "Dancing with the Stars" champ plunked down $2 million for the killer solar-powered pad in Granada Hills, about an hour north of the neighborhood that made him famous. 

The home is huge ... 7,500 square feet with 8 bedrooms and 7 baths, so definitely Fresh Prince-ish.

The guest house alone is 1,500 square feet and the patio has a grotto-style pool, waterfall and swim-up bar connected to a full-service outdoor kitchen with a BBQ and Chicago brick pizza oven. 

Most importantly ... tons of room to do 'The Carlton.'

Guess Who This

Braided Beauty


10/6/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Before this crazy talented Emmy-winning actress was a star, she was just another cute kid rockin’ some braids in Boston, Massachusetts. Can you guess who she is?

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UFC-champ Ronda Rousey's magazine cover has sparked INSANE controversy. So much drama!


Zoe Kravitz

Lenny's Greatest Hits ...

Teeny Black Bikini Edition

10/5/2015 3:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1005_Zoey-Kravitz_PCNZoe Kravitz stacks up just fine against "Are You Gonna Go My Way" ... "Always on the Run" ... "Fly Away" or "Let Love Rule."

The "Dope" star was hanging on South Beach in a little black bikini -- reminding us Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet's music, movies and TV shows are NOT their only legacy in entertainment. Definitely not their hottest either.

American woman ... please come knocking around our door.


Missy Elliot Sued

You Did NOT Work It ...

Now You Gotta Pay

10/5/2015 3:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1005-missy-elliot-instagram-01Missy Elliott was set to perform 2 concerts in Brazil ... but never did put her game down, flip it, OR reverse it -- because she failed to promote the concerts, so now she's getting sued.

According to the suit, Missy skipped a scheduled national TV appearance on Brazil's Rede Globo. Missy was supposed to appear in November 2012 to pump up 2 shows set to go down later that month in Rio and Porto Alegre.

Jean Faustin, who booked Missy for the concerts, says her no-show screwed up ticket sales ... so he had to cancel the gigs. He says he'd already paid her a $75,000 deposit to perform -- so, he wants that amount back, plus interest.

We reached out to Missy's camp, but no word back yet.


Lorenzo Lamas

My Son's Got Demons But ...

He's On His Own Now

10/5/2015 3:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lorenzo Lamas hopes his son can pull through his legal troubles -- he got busted for theft at a Target -- but dad's hardly jumping through hoops to save A.J. Lamas' bacon.

We asked Lorenzo about A.J.'s theft, battery, and child endangerment arrest. He was also allegedly carrying a meth pipe. L.L. sounded concerned about his son, telling us ... "He's in a difficult spot. My heart and prayers go out to him." 

But Lorenzo also hinted A.J. has burned him in the past -- "My family has been there for him on numerous occasions."

Watch the clip ... 2 words come to mind: tough love.


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Rihanna In See Through Nightie & Panties On Red Carpet

RiRi wore a VERY QUESTIONABLE outfit at a star studded event.


Kordell Stewart

Gay Viral Video Star Is Lying

... We Never Dated, I'm Straight as an Arrow

10/5/2015 2:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1005-cordel-stewart-GETTY-01Ex-NFL star Kordell Stewart says he NEVER dated gay Internet star Andrew Caldwell -- the guy who famously declared "I'm not gay no more!" -- telling TMZ Sports, "I'm a heterosexual man."

Click here... it's not over yet

Tom Cruise

No Parents Were Invited to My Daughter's Wedding

10/5/2015 1:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1005-tom-cruise-isabella-cruise-GETTY-01Tom Cruise did not go to his daughter's wedding, but we found out he was nobody special, because none of the parents -- on either side -- were invited.

There are reports Tom snubbed 22-year-old Bella, who married Max Parker last month. Sources connected with Tom and Bella tell TMZ, she and Max wanted a super small wedding in London with a few friends and that was it ... no parents were invited.

We're told Tom was not only cool with the decision, he footed the bill for the wedding and party at the fancy schmancy Dorchester hotel.

Some media reports suggest Tom stayed away because Max is not a Scientologist. We're told that was never an issue. We're told Tom and Max get along well ... Max and Bella spent Thanksgiving and XMAS with Tom.

In other news...

Kylie Jenner Reveals How To Buy A Butt Like Hers

Just another day in the life.


Charlize Theron

My Alleged Stalker

Brought Me Flowers

10/5/2015 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1005-charlize-theron-getty-01Charlize Theron says an unexpected floral delivery turned into a nightmare when a guy refused to leave until he saw her face-to-face ... so she called the cops.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ a man showed up at Theron's home in the Hollywood Hills on Sunday afternoon with a bouquet of flowers.

We're told he rang the buzzer at the front gate and Charlize instructed him to "just leave them," but she claims he refused to take off.

Charlize called police, and the guy got arrested for stalking.


'Jersey Shore' Vinny Guadagnino

Calling All Haters ...

Come Buy My 'Washed Up' Lambo

10/5/2015 1:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1005_vinny-jersey-shore-lamborghini-sale-ebay-inside-photos_launch"Jersey Shore" alum Vinny Guadagnino doesn't care if people think he's a washed-up reality star desperate for cash ... he's unloading his white 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo on eBay.

Vinny posted a pic of the whip with the message, "Attention rich people! I'm selling my car ... I know I know what you haters want to comment, 'reality star, washed up, broke, need money, etc..' Feel free to!"

It's unclear if he's really strapped for cash or just cleverly wording his post to generate buzz ... like a good used car salesman would.

Starting bid is $169k and so far ... no takers, but there's still a week to go. If Vinny's pitch doesn't net a buyer, perhaps the mileage will -- he's only logged 1,190 miles!


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