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Prince Criminal Investigation Full Bore ... Doctors On The Hot Seat

7/1/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0630_prince_gettyThe Prince criminal death investigation is in high gear, and authorities are scrutinizing two doctors ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ. 

Our sources say authorities are taking a hard look at Prince's primary physician Dr. Michael Schulenberg and renowned addiction specialist Dr. Howard Kornfeld, to determine if either of them crossed the legal line by writing prescriptions to Prince or otherwise facilitating the singer's acquisition of meds.

We're told three agencies are deep into the investigation -- the FBI, the DEA and the Carver County District Attorney's Office.

Prince died after OD'ing on Fentanyl, an extremely powerful narcotic. TMZ broke various stories that the singer was addicted to Percocet and almost died from the drug 6 days before his ultimate passing.

We also broke the story ... hours before Prince's death, he was photographed at a Walgreens near his home in Paisley Park pacing and looking anxious as someone went inside to get a prescription.

Dr. Schulenberg was at Prince's home when his body was discovered, but says he was only there to inform Prince of some test results. Dr. Kornfeld's son was also at the house with a backpack loaded with synthetic opiates to treat addiction. Kornfeld's lawyer says none of the opiates went into Prince's system.

As for the two doctors, Kornfeld is still actively practicing in Marin County, CA but Dr. Schulenberg has been MIA from his med clinic since Prince died in April.

Our sources say if state charges are filed, the case will not go to the grand jury ... the DA will make the decision. We're told it's unclear how long the investigation will take, but it could be several months. 

Dina Lohan Hell Week in Hospital Bed With Mystery Illness

7/1/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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063016-dina-lohan-tmzLindsay Lohan will have to celebrate her 30th birthday without Dina Lohan ... who's holed up in a hospital and doctors have no idea what's wrong with her.

Sources close to Dina tell us she was taken to the hospital last Friday after complaining about severe stomach pains. We know what you're thinking -- it wasn't gas.

Doctors couldn't diagnose that initial pain, and we're told now Dina's aches have moved to her back and neck ... and it's getting worse. She's had several MRIs and CAT scans, but doctors are still baffled and Dina's spent the last 6 nights in the hospital.

The family sent us a pic, and while she seems to be in decent spirits ... we're told Dina's upset about missing LiLo's bday party in Greece.

Docs are managing her pain with meds.

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Ludacris Treats Wifey Like a True G

7/1/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ludacris is such a baller he gave his wife her own holiday and celebrated the occasion with a brand spankin' new Benz!

Luda shocked his wife, Eudoxie, with a 2016 AMG G63 on the set of 'Fast 8' Thursday in Atlanta ... as he masterfully orchestrated what he dubbed, "Mrs. Bridges Day." Check out the vid -- Tyrese made a cameo, but the $160k polar white whip still stole the show.

Note to 'Fast 8' producers: If you need an extra, Eudoxie's ride has a Biturbo V8 and does zero to 60 in 5.3 seconds.

Just sayin' ...

Amber Rose I Can't Hear You ... I've Got $20,000 In My Ears!!!

7/1/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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063016-amber-rose-earrings-tmzAmber Rose just dropped the kinda cash rappers blow on one night in a strip club but, with all due respect to strippers -- what she bought shines way more than ass. 

Amber went shopping for some new bling and decided on a baller pair of round diamond earrings from Eric the Jeweler. Eric -- who has also laced up Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown and French Montana -- tells us Amber went BIG for her first purchase from him. Each stud is 1.5 carats for a total price tag of $20k! 

Amber just settled her divorce with Wiz ... so she had a little extra pocket change. 

  

Guess Who This Lil Luau Lady Turned Into!

7/1/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0617_luau_lady_launchBefore this hula girl was was saying aloha as an Academy Award winner, she was just another flower crowned cutie channeling her inner-Islander in Sacramento, California. Can you guess who she is?

Demi Lovato I'm Putting My Butt On the Tanline

6/30/2016 3:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0630_demi_lovato_single_bikini_photos_launchDemi Lovato made sure the rays caught all her good parts while lounging poolside in Miami.

We'd say she looked bent out of shape over her recent breakup with longtime BF Wilmer Valderrama, but these pics prove otherwise.

Everyone wins when Demi's watching out for tan lines.

In other news...

Demi Lovato Assumed She'd Be Dead By Now -- Tragic Interview Surfaces

The "Confident" singer Demi Lovato has opened up in-depth about her VERY CHILLING beliefs about her life by age 21 -- this is truly TERRIFYING!

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'Serial' Convict Adnan Syed Granted New Trial in '99 Murder Case

6/30/2016 3:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0630_Adnan-Syed_GETTYAdnan Syed -- whose '99 murder conviction was documented on the popular "Serial" podcast -- was just granted a retrial by a Maryland judge.

Syed won his motion Thursday after a judge ruled his original lawyer failed to cross-examine an expert witness.

Adnan has always proclaimed his innocence in the murder of Hae Min Lee.

When a reporter asked Syed's attorney, C. Justin Brown, if the turn of events would have been possible without the podcast, he said, "I don't think so."

Brown added he fully expects the state to file an appeal.

Kendall Jenner I'm a WeHo Girl Now Thanks to Emily Blunt and John Krasinski

6/30/2016 2:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0630_kendall_house_launch_2Kendall Jenner is moving to the heart of West Hollywood ... right above the epicenter of the Sunset Strip ... TMZ has learned.

Our real estate spies tell us ... Kendall has just bought the home of Emily Blunt and John Krasinski for $6.5 million. It was listed for $6,950,000.

The house is in the Hollywood Hills, above the legendary Chateau Marmont hotel, where John Belushi died and hundreds of stars have stayed and partied.

The house is 4,800 square feet with 6 bedrooms, 5 baths, a pool and jetliner views.

The deal officially closes Friday morning. Kendall signed the final docs Wednesday in NYC.

Everyone's a celeb in this deal ... John and Emily were repped by super realtor Kurt Rappaport, and Kendall was repped by Farrah Aldjufrie.

Ralphie May To The Rescue ... Saves Choking Baby

6/30/2016 3:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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063016-ralphie-may-tmz-02Comedian Ralphie May saved a choking toddler's life at the Spokane airport Thursday after stepping up and giving the kid the Heimlich.

A witness tells us Ralphie was sitting inside the airport's food court when the kid's mother began screaming at the top of her lungs nearby for help. People gathered around, and one person attempted to hit the child on the back, but it didn't work and the kid started turning blue. 

That's when Ralphie moved in to give the kid the Heimlich, dislodging the food.

Our witness says paramedics eventually arrived and told Ralphie he'd saved the tot's life. 

In other news...

SHOCK CRIME: 9-Month-Old Dies From Meth Overdose -- This Is HORRIFYING!

Police have a murder warrant out for a woman who allegedly caused her 9-month-old granddaughter to die from a methamphetamine overdose -- how it happened will STUN you!

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Disney star Debby Ryan Pleads No Contest in DUI Case

6/30/2016 1:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0630_debby-ryan_TMZDisney Channel superstar Debby Ryan is walking away from her DUI arrest without a day of jail time, but she'll be on probation for 3 years ... TMZ has learned. 

Debby pled no contest to reckless driving. In addition to the probation, she also must complete 3 months in a DUI program and perform community service.

We broke the story ... the star of  "Jessie" was arrested in April for drunk driving after slamming her Audi into a Mercedes. During Thursday's hearing in L.A. Debby got 2 misdemeanor DUI counts dismissed in exchange for her plea.

It's a good deal for Debby, but not uncommon for first time DUI offenders.

She has to make another court appearance in September to determine how much she owes for the damaged Mercedes. 

Ghostbusters We're the Ones You Call for a Lyft!

6/30/2016 1:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Ghostbusters" fans can roll up to the club in full Peter Venkman swag ... for a couple days anyway.

Ecto-1 replicas will be on call to Lyft riders July 1st and 2nd, but you gotta request GhostMode. 

It's similar to what Lyft did with DeLoreans for 'Back to the Future' day, but better since the Ghostbusters deal will be in multiple cities -- L.A., NYC, San Fran, Boston and Washington D.C.

We got one of the Ectos rolling through Bev Hills Wednesday night, and even Jeff Beacher was impressed, along with Paris Hilton -- who is busy launching her new fragrance 'Gold Rush.' They both took time out to admire the ride.

Lyft's expecting this is to be very popular, so it's also wrapping Toyota Highlanders to look like the car. Small consolation, but it'll lower your wait time. 

In other news...

EJ Johnson Considering Transitioning Because of Caitlyn Jenner

Magic Johnson's son, EJ Johnson, has had a VERY interesting year, and he just got REALLY CANDID about his future plans to live his authentic self!

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Prince Played on a Mobb Deep Track ... WHO KNEW?

6/30/2016 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Here's one to blow your mind -- Prince and Snoop Dogg together on the same song!

It actually happened back in the '90s when Mobb Deep was recording "Thou Shall Not Kill." Prince was never supposed to be on the track, but strange things happen in recording studios.

MD's Havoc went on the "Drink Champs" podcast with N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN ... and that's when he dropped this shocker, which so reinforces how cool Prince was. 

Check out the story --  the full interview drops Friday -- then listen to the song for Prince's contribution.

Warning: Graphic Language

J.R. Smith My Wife Loves My Body ... Rockin' My Tatted Tee!

6/30/2016 11:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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063016-jr-smith-tmz-sportsEveryone seems to love the J.R. Smith tatted tee shirts ... including his own wife -- who rocked J.R.'s body to a prestigious golf course in Ohio Thursday. 

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