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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***!"

  
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Valerie Harper

Hospitalized

in Maine

less than a minute ago 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 on stage 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."

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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?

Gypsy Sisters

CANCELLED!!!

39 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
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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. 

  

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. 

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Kylie Jenner

Getting Legally Wasted On 18th Bday

… In Canada

7/30/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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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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Cecil the Lion

Killer Dentist

Gets Police Protection

7/30/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Dr. Walter Palmer has been the target of so many threats since news broke that he killed Cecil ... he needs police protection.

Law enforcement in Eden Prairie, MN tell us ... even though Dr. Palmer hasn't requested it, they will be doing regular checks on his home and neighborhood. The alert level is high enough that police supervisors will be involved in the drive-bys.

It's reached a fever pitch, with PETA calling for a hanging.

It's a tricky situation, because protesters have a right to do their thing. Cops say they're on high alert for people who are determined to cross the line.

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'Law & Order' Director

Busted For Child Pornography

7/30/2015 6:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0730-jason-alexander-mugshotJason “Jace” Alexander spent a decade directing "Law & Order" but Wednesday he was living out an episode when he was popped on child pornography charges. 

Alexander was charged with two felonies -- possessing and sharing illegal and obscene performances of sexual conduct by children under the age of 17. 

He was nabbed after an investigator downloaded child pornography off the internet and traced the file’s IP address back to Alexander’s address in New York. 

Cops searched Alexander’s home and say they found computers and external hard drives stocked with files of minors engaged in child pornography.

His bail is set at $10k. He faces 7 years if convicted.

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Zayn Malik

Simon Cowell Made it Happen for Me

7/30/2015 6:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Zayn Malik knows who's buttering his bread.

We got Zayn leaving Warwick in Hollywood Wednesday night, when our photog invited the former One Direction singer to give a shout-out to Simon Cowell, and he happily obliged.

Simon engineered and negotiated Zayn's new solo contract with RCA, and Malik stands to make a fortune as a result. 

All hail to King Simon! 

  

'Bachelorette' Star Shawn Evans

Another Reality Star

Bricked Me in the Head

7/30/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0729-shawn-evans-instagram"​The Bachelorette" star Shawn Evans says he was the victim of "reality-star-on-reality-star crime" ... after getting hit in the head by a brick.

The alleged brick tosser is Mickey Rapaport, aka Mickey Coco, who was featured on MTV Canada's show "Grand Benders."

Shawn was leaving a bar in Grand Bend, Ontario last week when Mickey allegedly hurled a brick from a second story balcony in Shawn's direction, hitting him in the head.  

Canadian cops arrested Rapaport for assault with a weapon and busted Rapaport's son Justin as well ... for obstructing a peace officer.

Evans says he suffered a concussion and plans on suing.

Harsh reality.

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