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Bobbi Kristina

Nick Gordon Says Drugs Did Her In

... Not Him

7/5/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0702-bobbi-kristina-nick-gordan-tmz-getty-01Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend Nick Gordon has not said a word about the bathtub incident that apparently will prove fatal, but TMZ now knows Nick's story ... that he did nothing to harm Bobbi Kristina and drugs did her in.

A member of Bobby Brown's family recorded Nick on February 21, 3 weeks after Bobbi Kristina was rushed to the hospital. Even though Nick didn't know he was being taped, the call was legally recorded because Georgia is a 1-party state.

Nick says, "I'll tell you the honest truth, Krissy, she was under a lot of stress and we were all doing drugs and you know, all, all drinking, bro."

And then he said this: "She just did too much man. She, listen, listen bro. I will officially stay from bath tubs forever, I'll tell you that."

He then rails on those who think Bobbi Kristina's injuries prove he tried to kill her, saying, "When Krissy wakes up she'll tell the truth to everybody. Everybody will feel stupid as f***... You know Krissy got in an accident 2 days before this happened and the man is in critical condition right now." 

He then warns the family, saying, "If they take her off that life support, the police are going to have to take me down bro."

Gordon is considered a person of interest in the case, and if Bobbi Kristina dies it will become a murder investigation.

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Brandi To Joanna

I May Be a Real Bitch

But So are You

7/5/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Brandi Glanville has unveiled her defense in the defamation case Joanna Krupa filed against her ... Joanna's at least as much of a bitch as her, so she should shut up.

As we reported, Joanna's suing Brandi, claiming she was defamed when Brandi told Andy Cohen her vagina smelled like fish.

Brandi says in new legal docs what she's doing is nothing compared to Joanna's campaign of bitchiness, saying Joanna taunted her on Twitter by giving her the finger after the Hard Rock in Tampa cancelled Brandi's personal appearance.

And Brandi says Joanna has publicly ridiculed her, claiming she was a drunk and a racist with a "little brain" ... and she's trailer trash.

It gets worse. Brandi notes Joanna had the audacity to wear a "TEAM RIMES" tank top in public. 

Anyone heard the expression, "A pox on both of your houses?"

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LeBron James

Mom's Boyfriend Starts Beef

... With Flo Rida

7/5/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0702-main-flo-rida-lambo-instagram-censored-01LeBron James is in the middle of a serious hip-hop beef -- because his mom's rapper boyfriend just declared war on Flo Rida ... calling the guy a "clown" who dresses like a putz. 

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Sexy Celeb Security

GUARDIAN ANGELS!

7/5/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0702_celebrity_security_bodyguards_sexy_photos_launchWhile the spotlight should be on the famous ladies ... there's some dreamy dudes running defense and taking all the shine.

Check out all the show-stealing security guards before they need protection of their own!

HBO Star Abby Ryder Fortson

Kid Can Count to 20,000 Every Week

... On Her Paychecks!

7/5/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0619-abby-ryder-fortson-getty-01Pint-sized Abby Ryder Fortson is making tons of dough while tearing up Hollywood … starring in 3 TV shows and making a superhero leap to the big screen.

TMZ has obtained little Abby’s HBO contract for “Togetherness.”

Here’s what the 7-YEAR-OLD is making -- $17,500 per episode for season one and with season two already in production, her pay is jumping up to $20,000 per episode. If the show keeps on rolling along for a 3rd season, she’ll get another 5% bump -- and that's just ONE of her jobs.

Abby's crushing the casting process ... also booking gigs on ABC’s “The Whispers,” Amazon’s “Transparent,” and the Marvel movie “Ant-Man.” We mentioned she's 7, right?

Mom and Dad are working actors too, but at this pace ... Abby will be handing them allowance soon.

‘Americans’ Actor

Matthew Rhys Selling L.A. Bachelor Pad

7/5/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0701_miracle_mile_mathew_rhys_primary"The Americans" star Matthew Rhys is ditching his LA bachelor pad for the Atlantic, TMZ has learned.

The 3-bedroom, 2-bath Mediterranean home hit the market for $1.3 million … not much more than the $1.26 mill Rhys dropped on it in 2008 with his “Brothers & Sisters” dough.

There’s a guesthouse and nice yard for entertaining, but the pad’s real draw is its walk score … blocks away from great restaurants, an organic supermarket and celeb fave The Grove.

As for why he's dumping the place ...  we’re told he’s never around. Rhys films the hit FX series between D.C. and NYC, plus his girlfriend/'Americans' co-star, Keri Russell, is also out there and long distance relationships ... never fun.

In other news...

Chrissy Teigen Fights Instagram Censorship

Chrissy Teigan had a clever way of getting around the social networks nudity policy.

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Stars and Scars

You Be the Judge

7/4/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0702_scars_and_stars_compositeSad news about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner getting divorced. And what a scam Paris pulled. So we gotta ask ...



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Chris Brown

Awesome Surprise Appearance

Fans Lose It

7/4/2015 12:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Chris Brown was a scream Friday in Vegas.

We're told CB got wind his manager was going to speak with students at a Vegas performing arts center so he decided to tag along. 

Chris has had an especially soft spot for kids since discovering daughter Royalty so he went out of his way to inspire them.

Chris will be celebrating the 4th in Vegas with a performance at Drai's Nightclub.

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Joey Chestnut

No Longer Top Dog

Loses Eating Competition!!

7/4/2015 9:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0704-hot-dog-contest-espn2-01Joey Chestnut is no longer the king of downing weiners ... the 8-time world champ just lost the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest to fellow gobbler Matt Stonie.

Chestnut finished an impressive 60 hot dogs in 10 minutes but Stonie sucked back 62. The victory would have been Chestnut's 9th in a row. Stonie is a 23-year-old Californian who holds records for eating 182 slices of bacon in 5 minutes and  5 pounds of birthday cake in 9 minutes.

As for the women ... Miki Sudo finished 38 hot dogs.

Where's the pepto?

In other news...

Alicia Keys Spotted With Her
Adorable Baby

You won't want to miss the jaw dropping cuteness of Alicia Key's baby boy.

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Scott Disick

Kourtney 'Fuming' and 'Worried' ...

He's Hooking Up and Off the Wagon

7/4/2015 1:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0703-scott_disick_launch_3_akm-gsiKourtney Kardashian is telling friends she has no doubt ... Scott Disick is hooking up with the chick he was all handsy with in Monte Carlo, but she's also deeply worried he's lapsed and fallen back into substance abuse. 

Our sources say Kourtney believes the woman, celebrity stylist Chloe Bartoli, is an opportunist and taking advantage of Scott, whom Kourtney believes is getting wasted again. We're told she knows Chloe and, as we reported, Scott knows her as well ... they even dated.

Our sources say Kourtney's sisters have the same view as her and on Friday they all went from simmer to boil, targeting their anger at both Scott and Chloe. 

Kourtney hasn't made any decisions about the fate of her relationship with Scott, but we're told it's already in a "fragile state." 

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Lil Wayne

Happy Mixtape 4th to Me

Screw You Birdman

7/4/2015 7:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lil Wayne is declaring his independence from Cash Money with a new mixtape.

Weezy dropped the "Free Weezy Album" on Jay Z's Tidal.  As you know, Wayne announced he's an artist co-owner of the streaming service. We're guessing his new release will help the bottom line. 

If this doesn't send a message to Birdman and Cash Money that Wayne's moved on, nothing will.

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In other news...

Angelina Jolie Has a Twin!

Jolie's lookalike claims she's so hot she scares men away.

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NFL's Jamaal Charles

Fireworks At the Strip Club

... Drops $20k!

7/4/2015 10:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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It was red, white and GREEN at V Live in Houston last night ... when Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles hit the club -- and showered the ladies in $20k CASH ... TMZ Sports has learned.

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Miley Cyrus

In Lust with Stella

7/4/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0702_Miley-and-Stella-Maxwell-hugging_wmMiley Cyrus and Victoria's Secret model Stella Maxwell are not pranking anyone ... they cannot keep their hands and lips off each other ... so say the people who hang with them.

Their make out session after a video shoot this week had a whiff of doubt that it was real, as opposed to something promotional for the new song. But people who were at the shoot tell us Miley and Stella were inseparable during the many hours it took to get the shots.  

They constantly kissed, caressed, held hands, and Stella got very comfortable on Miley's lap.

People who have been around them recently say the relationship is highly charged, not so much romantic as full-on lust. 

Short story ... it seems real.

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