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Cecil the Lion

Zimbabwe Conservation Group to Dentist:

Here's the Drill ...

38 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
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0730-cecil-palmer-ap-facebook-01The dentist who killed Cecil the lion can acquit himself by putting down his bow and arrow and picking up a drill.

An official from the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force tells TMZ, as much as they condemn what Dr. Walter Palmer did to their beloved lion, they don't think he deserves the torrent of threats that have come his way.

The org has an idea ... that Dr. Palmer should come back to Zimbabwe and provide free dental services to the poor ... a way of repenting for his bad deed. He says it's like community service.

The official says pointing the finger at Dr. Palmer is misguided, because the problem is much larger, adding, "Cecil would not have enjoyed the threats of violence he's getting right now."

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'Basketball Wives' Star

I Suffered

a Miscarriage

7/30/2015 9:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0730-roman-youngblood-instagram-01"Basketball Wives" star Tami Roman and boyfriend, Reggie Youngblood, have suffered a miscarriage, the couple tells TMZ. 

Roman -- who got her start on MTV's "The Real World: Los Angeles" -- was three months pregnant.

It would have been the third child for the 45-year-old and the first for Youngblood.

A rep for the couple -- who appear on the show "Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars" -- tells TMZ they are "mourning their loss with close friends and family. The couple requests prayers and privacy as they get through this difficult time."  

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TMZ Live

Kylie Jenner:

The Wild, Boozy 18th B-Day Bash!

7/30/2015 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

ON TODAY'S SHOW
  • Meredith Viera Defends the Killer of Cecil the Lion
  • Jennifer Beals in a Hot-Dog-in-Car Controversy
  • A 'Bachelorette' Star Gets Bashed in the Head with a Brick
  • Zayn Malik is Goin' Solo Thanks to Simon Cowell

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Safaree Samuels

I Wrote those Raps

So Get Off My D***

7/30/2015 8:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Safaree Samuels is seething with anger, enraged that his ex Nicki Minaj would dare dispute his writing contribution to her songs.

Safaree was leaving LAX Wednesday … and he does not back down, despite getting trashed by Nicki during a concert Tuesday night.

And he thinks Meek MIll and Nicki need to stop ragging on him and worry more about their shows. Translation ... "Get off my d***!"

  

Valerie Harper

Hospitalized

in Maine

7/30/2015 9:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Legendary TV actress Valerie Harper was rushed to the hospital Wednesday night in Maine ... TMZ has confirmed.

Harper was at a theater where she was getting ready to go onstage for a play, when she went unconscious.  

Someone called 911, an ambulance arrived, but by then Valerie had regained consciousness.

As for how serious ... we're told the ambulance driver did not use his siren, but obviously it's still serious.

The 75-year-old was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in 2013 and only given three months to live ... but since then she's responded well to treatment and even performed on "Dancing With the Stars." 

According to the hospital, she was discharged Thursday morning. 

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Mariah Carey

I Used Airbnb ...

For My Sick Malibu Rental

7/30/2015 10:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0730_mariah_carey_pad_main_launchMariah Carey has proven Airbnb isn’t just for 20-year-old hipsters traveling on the cheap, but not every traveler on the Internet lodging site can afford a $10,000/night house in Malibu.

We're told Mimi used the site to rent out an awesome seaside home on Carbon Beach from movie producer Michael Lambert while she’s back in the L.A. area.

The 3,764 sq. ft. digs includes 4 beds and 4 baths, a master suite that spans the entire second floor, and a detached guest house.

Mariah will no doubt use the beach house to catch some rays until she heads out to the Holy Land for her Tel Aviv concert in August.

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Donald Trump

Presidency Will Be BYOH ...

Bring Your Own Helicopter!

7/30/2015 8:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0730-donald-trump-landovDonald Trump showed up to the Women's British Open golf championship in Scotland in his own helicopter, sporting a hat that said "Make America Great Again."

If Trump actually gets elected, think about the money we could save on transportation ... Trump comes with his own plane and chopper.

What's Bernie Sanders got ... a nice pair of Crocs?

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Gypsy Sisters

CANCELLED!!!

7/30/2015 9:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The "Gypsy Sisters" are packing up their caravans and crystal balls because the show just got the boot. 

Sources close to production say the cancellation was due to dwindling ratings from previous seasons of the show ... TLC simply felt it was time to move on.

We're told discussions for a 5th season were already on the table ... and has nothing to due with the dog killing incident from last week ... but that probably didn't help. 

Kayla, one of the sisters, posted a message apologizing to fans for getting the ax. 

  
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Dan Bilzerian

Drops $650K

On VIP Wristband for Rave

7/30/2015 8:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Electric Zoo festivalgoers who dropped $439 for a VIP wristband have nothing on Instagram kingpin Dan Bilzerian ... because he’s taking VIP to a new stage ... literally.  

Bilzerian dropped $654,400 on his Amex Black card for a VIP deck at New York's Electric Zoo … one of America’s premier dance music festivals. 

We’re told this isn't your average VIP experience … Electric Zoo is building out a deck for Bilzerian with tables that will hold up to 200 of the playboy’s guests. Most of the bill is liquor-related … which will total up to $500k. 

The sweetest part of the deal … the personal firework/pyro controller that he’ll be able to launch whenever he’s feeling that epic techno build to headliners Above & Beyond and Chemical Brothers

In other words … it’s good to be friends with Bilzerian.

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James Woods

Suing Twitter Troll

... for $10 Million!!!

7/30/2015 8:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0730-james-woods-tmz-01James Woods is suing a guy for something every celebrity has to deal with every day -- someone talking trash on Twitter ... and he's gunning for $10 million.

Woods is going after a guy who goes by the name of Abe List. Woods claims List trashed his good name several times -- with tweets calling him a "prick," "joke," "scum," "clown-boy" ... but crossed the line when he accused the star of being a "cocaine addict." 

It's worth noting ... List has a paltry 2,274 followers, but Woods claims his 238,932 could have seen the tweet as well. 

Woods claims his reputation was damaged to the tune of $10 mil. 

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Jennifer Beals

What a Feeling

For a German Shepherd in a Hot Car

7/30/2015 7:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Flashdance" star Jennifer Beals is taking heat for leaving her German Shepherd in a hot car, and the excuse is puzzling.

Beals was in the Dunbar neighborhood of Vancouver Wednesday when she left her pooch in her SUV with the window open only a crack.

A guy happened to notice just as Beals was returning to her car, and he confronted her, saying it was dangerous to leave the dog in the car with the temp at 77 degrees.

Jennifer's response ... "In Dunbar, it's ok."  

The incident was reported to the SPCA and their Chief Prevention Officer's response was even more curious: "The sun shines in Dunbar just as much as it shines everywhere else."

  
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Meredith Vieira

I Feel Bad for Cecil the Lion

... And His Killer

7/30/2015 6:23 AM PDT 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. 

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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