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Skype Founder Sues Ex

We Had a Bad Connection

Now I Want My Ring Back!!!

31 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0828-janus-aura-getty-01The guy who co-founded Skype claims he got the picture when he found out his fiancee allegedly cheated on him, and now he's suing to get the ridiculously expensive ring back. 

Janus Friis claims in a new lawsuit, he got engaged to Maria Louise Joenson -- a Danish recording artist who goes by Aura Dione --  back in 2013. As a symbol of his love, he gave her a $471,000 engagement ring, an apartment and cash, but claims there were strings attached to the gifts ... they had to seal the deal.

Friis claims he learned she had "multiple affairs and sexual encounters with other men" and broke off the engagement. So now he wants his stuff back.

If Maria's holding on to the ring, it's pretty obvious why ... Janus describes it as a 950 Platinum band inset with a number of diamonds, including a 1.76 ct round brilliant cut diamond -- D color, internally flawless, excellent symmetry and cut grade.   

The ring also has a pair of blue pear shaped diamonds of South African origins with a collective weight of .91 ct. 

Friis wants minimum $1 million. 

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Tan Mom

Topless on the Beach

Everyone Ready for Winter?

51 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF

0828_tan_mom_topless_nude_bikini_photos_launch2As if the Jersey Shore hasn't been through enough, here's Tan Mom going topless.

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L.A. Mayor

Caitlyn Jenner Should Carry Olympic Torch

... In 2024

52 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

If L.A. gets the Olympics in 2024, the Mayor says he already has one person in mind for the all-important lighting of the Olympic Cauldron ... Olympic legend Caitlyn Jenner!!!  

Click here... it's not over yet

Celine Dion

I Am Back and ...

Still the Best, Bishes!

8/28/2015 6:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Celine Dion is back on the Strip -- after a year-long hiatus she returned to her Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace.

The Colosseum was sold-out for CD's first show since last summer ... when she stepped aside to take care of her ailing husband, Rene Angelil, who's been recovering from cancer.

The 47-year-old still nailed the high notes while running through hits like "Because You Loved Me" and "My Heart Will Go On." 

Celine's scheduled to do 40 shows between now and January ... for di world! 

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'Married to Medicine' Stars

My Wife Spooned Me

Then Stabbed Herself

8/28/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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A star of "Married to Medicine" needs another doctor for several reasons: 1) she's divorcing her hubby 2) she has multiple knife wounds.

Jill Connors and hubby Dr. John Connors were at home August 13 when he saw text messages on her phone from another man and confronted her. According to the police report obtained by TMZ, John said if she was cheating he'd take the kids.  

John claims that set Jill off and she struck him in the face with a spoon and then started slugging him. He says she ripped his shirt off and scratched his chest. BTW, Jill is 5'2" and 103 lbs.

According to John, Jill then took a kitchen knife and started cutting herself in the arm and chest, screaming, "He's cutting me!"

John called 911 and when the cops came Jill was mostly contrite, saying, "I hit him, I started it, I know." She did, however, claim he knifed her but her story was sketchy and cops didn't believe her.

Jill was arrested for domestic violence and, since the kids were watching, cruelty to children.

She filed for divorce on the 19th.

  

Zak Bagans

I Bought Dr. Kevorkian's

Death Mobile!

8/28/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0827-MAIN-Zak-Bagans-jack-kevorkian-van-AP-TWITTER-01Zak Bagans is adding another twisted piece of history to his growing collection ... he's the proud owner of Dr. Jack Kevorkian's former mobile death assistance laboratory.

Zak says when he heard Les Gold from Detroit's "Hardcore Pawn" was selling the 1968 VW van ... he snatched it up for $32,500.

Dr. Kevorkian used the van during his string of 130 assisted suicides before his own unassisted death in 2011.

Zak also got the original registration and a copy of Jack's driver's license. The bad news ... the van doesn't run.

This is the second piece of historical gore the "Ghost Adventures" star scooped up this year ... back in March he bought the cauldron serial killer Ed Gein used to secrete dismembered body parts.   

We're told Zak plans to use the van for a paranormal project. 

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Nick Viall

I Didn't Ruin

'The Bachelorette'

8/28/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Perpetual 'Bachelorette' runner-up Nick Viall insists he didn't spoil this season's finale by hanging with an attractive woman who wasn't Kaitlyn Bristowe ... on the eve of the show's finale. 

Viall says he's got nothing but love for the newly-crowned bachelor Ben Higgins ... a role Nick coveted. 

As for finding love on reality TV ... he's just not giving up. 

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Young Buck

Judge Not that Pee-o'd

Over Fake Urine Test

8/28/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0826-young-buck-getty-02Young Buck will not be going to prison for playing dirty with his pee.

Buck was facing 5 years for trying to pass off someone else's urine as his own during a random drug test in his weapons case. He brought someone else's pee to the probation department in a plastic bag and tried to pass it off as his own ... but he got caught.

The judge showed mercy, agreeing with prosecutors that rehab was more appropriate than prison. As Bossip first reported ... Buck must complete a treatment program, 100 hours of community service and pay a $7.5k fine. 

Young Buck ... urine the judge's good graces ... for now.

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Cheetos’ Chester Cheetah

I Got Maced

Over Serious Dog Issues

8/28/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0827-chester-cheetos-voice-actor-GETTY-FRITOLAY-01Chester Cheetah confronted a neighborhood bully about his barking dogs but got maced in the face instead ... so he says.

Adam Leadbeater, the voice actor behind the Cheetos mascot, says he got pepper sprayed in his PJs when he tried reasoning with his neighbor's son about their barking dogs.

Leadbeater said he couldn't defend himself because he has a condition which prevents him from closing his left eye.

He says he thought the neighbor was about to pull a gun, but instead got hosed with a can of mace.

Leadbeater got a restraining order against the neighbor, so looks like the guy was messing with the wrong cat.

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Guess Who This

PRETTY PONY GIRL

TURNED INTO!

8/28/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0827_guess_the_pony_kid_launchBefore this mini mare lover was taking the Hollywood spotlight in stride she was just another cute little girl horsin' around in Malibu, California. Can you guess who she is?!

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Russell Westbrook

I'm Getting Hitched!

Doing it Chill in Bev Hills

8/27/2015 3:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0827-russell-westbrook-tmz-instagramOklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook is getting a ring even before the NBA season begins -- he's marrying his longtime GF this weekend in a pretty baller setting. 

TMZ Sports has learned ... Russell and Nina Earl will walk down the aisle in Beverly Hills on Saturday -- just about a year after they started planning. As we reported, they announced their engagement last September ... when Nina posted a pic of her $700k ring!

We're told the couple is having a low-key ceremony, and wants to keep the exact location under wraps, but trust us ... the wedding pics will be spectacular.

Mazel tov!

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Jerry Bruckheimer

Sued, Handyman Claims

'You Put Me in a Hole!'

8/27/2015 1:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0827_jerry-bruckheimer_TMZJerry Bruckheimer is one of the most powerful men in Hollywood who can make careers, and now a guy is suing him because he couldn't get his foot in the door. 

Isidro Jauregui -- a handyman -- claims he was at Bruckheimer's LA pad in December 2014 when he was invited to come in through the sliding glass door. According to the lawsuit, there was a metal plate at the base of the door, covering a 2-foot hole.

Jauregui says he stepped on the plate and it shifted, sending him down into the hole.  

It's also unclear what injuries he suffered, although he does say they were "severe."

Jauregui doesn't say exactly how much he wants, but worst case scenario ... Jerry can cover it.

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Tyga

Major Withdrawal

8/27/2015 2:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0827-tyga-stacks-of-cash-bentley-AKMGSI-01Tyga's bank account is still stacked and he wants everyone to know it.

T-Raww walked out of a Calabasas bank Thursday afternoon with a wad of hundos and he made sure to flash it for cameras.

Doesn't look like the nearly $300k he spent on Kylie Jenner's Ferrari and the thousands in back rent he owes are slowing him down in the cash department ... he also sped off in a Bentley.

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