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Charlie Sheen: Kelly Preston Shot Herself

5/3/2011 4:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Charlie Sheen claims he did not shoot Kelly Preston ... and that it was Kelly herself who caused the gun to fire and injure herself in the infamous 1990 incident. 

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Sheen gave his version of events during his "My Violent Torpedo of Truth" stop in Vancouver Monday night.  He says he was downstairs drinking coffee, when he heard a shot from upstairs. 

Sheen says he then saw a naked Kelly Preston at the top of the stairs, covered in blood.

Charlie explained Kelly had picked up a pair of his pants in the bathroom -- when a revolver that was secreted in his pocket fell to the ground and discharged.   Sheen claims the bullet hit the toilet and either shrapnel or a piece of porcelain from the toilet ricocheted and struck her.

Charlie says at the time he knew he'd be blamed for it.

Kelly and Charlie broke off their engagement shortly after the incident. So far, no comment from Preston's camp.


Fashion's Biggest Night -- the Met Costume Gala!


The most stars turned out Monday night for the biggest fashion event of the year -- The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala.

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The event -- sometimes dubbed the Oscars of Fashion -- honored fashion designer Alexander McQueen, who died last year. As part of the tribute, the museum is running a retrospective exhibit on McQueen entitled Savage Beauty.


Wang Chung: 'Memba Them?!


Jack Hues and Nick Feldman are best known for recording the #2 hit "Every Body Have Fun Tonight" as the English music group "Wang Chung." Guess what they look like now!

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Jordin Sparks-- Crazy Weight Loss Bikini Pic!


Jordin Sparks is loving her new body -- and last night, she showed it off with a bikini picture on Twitter!

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The "American Idol" winner, who used to model plus-size clothes, looked absolutely incredible in the skimpy suit -- which she said reminds her of "fruity pebbles."

Jordin is only one of many stars who have recently dropped some serious weight though, check out the gallery above to see the amazing transformations celebs like Sara Rue, Raven-Symone, Jennifer Hudson and more have all gone through!


'Jersey Shore' -- Surprising Living Arrangement


The hook to "Jersey Shore" in Italy is the place where the cast will be living ... and it's not the place being cited by numerous news reports.

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Sources connected to the show and with direct knowledge tell TMZ ... the TRUE location where the cast will be staying has not been revealed ... but we're told it won't be an apartment ... a house ... a hotel ... or a church.

TMZ has obtained photos of a new patio deck built off the back of the apartment complex where the gang is RUMORED to be staying -- complete with studio lights -- but we're told the rumors are 100% false. However, the location MAY be used in the show, if producers like the way the set turns out.

We're told NO ONE from the cast -- including Snooki, Situation and Pauly D -- have been informed where they will be staying ... and producers plan to keep it a secret until the gang gets off the plane.


New Shots from 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn'


"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1" isn't due out until November -- but we've got a bunch of new photos from the flick right now ... including a couple cozy honeymoon shots!

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The eleven new photos show Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella's (Kristen Stewart) wedding, some waterfall snuggling on their honeymoon, the Volturi, the new Denali coven and Jacob (Taylor Lautner) running in the rain and riding a motorcycle, naturally.


Celebrity Scramble!


Can you guess whose studly snapshot was given a manly mix up?

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Celeb Card Sharks -- You Bet!


Don't let their good looks fool you -- these stars have some serious hustle when it comes to playin' poker!

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Check out which stars know how to play their cards right!


What's the Big Frigin' Difference?!


Check out the following photos and see if you've got the eyeballs to spot the differences in these perplexing pictures!

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**HINT -- There are THREE differences in the above photographs!**

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