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Dr. Howard Kornfeld Mum On Failed Attempt to Save Prince

5/5/2016 2:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The doctor who was commissioned to save Prince's life is not talking about the singer or his death.

We got video Thursday of Dr. Howard Kornfeld, arriving at his Marin County, CA rehab facility, Recovery Without Walls.

As we reported, a rep for Prince called Dr. Kornfeld the day before Prince died, saying the singer was in grave danger and the doctor's services were desperately needed. Dr. Kornfeld could not immediately clear his schedule, but he sent his son, who came with a synthetic opiate used to treat people with addiction problems.  

505-prince-on-bike-swipeDr. Kornfeld gingerly locked up his bike ... a weird coincidence given Prince's love of bicycles. One of the last photos of Prince was shot while was was tooling around Paisley Park.

Ronda Rousey Cussed Out Paige VanZant ... Says Miesha Tate

11 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

Ronda Rousey went ballistic on fellow UFC superstar Paige VanZant at a VIP party -- dropping all sorts of F-bombs -- all because Paige congratulated Holly Holm ... this according to Miesha Tate

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2 Chainz Justin Bieber Got N-Word Status ... But Killed My Fave Sizzurp

5/5/2016 1:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

2 Chainz is blaming Justin Bieber for getting his codeine cough syrup of choice yanked off shelves -- but he's also giving the Biebs full hood status ... by accident.

The rapper joined the Drink Champs podcast with N.O.R.E and DJ EFN and openly talked about his lean habit, and bemoaned the fact his favorite brand, Actavis, is no longer for sale.

Chainz thinks JB, and a few others, are responsible for the drug's demise -- but watch what happens when he starts backing up the bus.

If this is true ... Bieber better get used to getting pulled over. 

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Oscar De La Hoya Praised Trump as 'Great Golfer' (Smoking Gun Video)

5/5/2016 12:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Before Oscar De La Hoya hit Donald Trump with hardcore cheating allegations -- he was singing Trump's praises as a "great golfer" after personally watching the guy nail an impressive shot. 

Both Oscar -- and George Lopez -- gave video testimony about Trump's incredible golf skills following an outing with the businessman in April 2010 at Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles. 

In the video, obtained by TMZ Sports, Trump walks up to the group, takes a club and crushes a tee shot at the 15th hole ... putting the ball feet from the pin on a par 3 without even warming up. 

"I'm actually very surprised that he hit his tee shot so close to the pin because that was his first shot of the day," Oscar said ... "What does that tell you? He's a great golfer."

George Lopez also went on camera and praised Trump for the shot. 

It's a COMPLETELY different story from the one De La Hoya told this week -- in which he painted Trump as a bumbling cheater who repeatedly tried to pull fast ones on his fellow players. 

But we're told Trump didn't even play with Oscar that day -- he only stepped on the course for that ONE shot and left. He claims it's the only time he's EVER been on a golf course with the boxer. 

  

Arsenio Hall Sues Sinead Over Prince Rant She's a Lying Attention Whore

5/5/2016 11:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0505-hall-oconner-tmz-01Arsenio Hall just clapped back at Sinead O'Connor with a $5 MILLION defamation lawsuit over her claim he was fueling Prince's habit.

His lawyers, Marty Singer and Lynda Goldman, filed the suit Thursday morning, in which Arsenio calls Sinead a "desperate attention-seeker" for posting an incendiary rant on Facebook earlier this week. She called Prince a "longtime hard drug user" who got his supply from "Arsenio Hall (AKA Prince's and Eddie Murphy's bitch)."

In the suit, Arsenio flat out denies ever supplying Prince with illegal drugs -- and adds, he hasn't had contact with Sinead for 25 years. He also denies spiking her with drugs back in the day ... as she claimed.

As for why she targeted him -- Arsenio says she's repeatedly said she met Prince a couple times and she "detested" him. She also says she told Prince "to go f*** himself."

Arsenio implies this is par for the course with Sinead, saying she is "well known for her media antics and for seeking attention through inflammatory Facebook posts."

Prince Overprescribing Drugs Focus of Criminal Investigation

5/5/2016 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

502-prince-gettyAuthorities in Minnesota have made the overprescribing practices of Prince's doctors the focus of their investigation ... sources connected with the case tell TMZ.

We're told the criminal probe has zeroed in on a drug that almost killed Prince 6 days before his death -- Percocet. TMZ broke the story, EMTs gave Prince a "save shot" at the Moline airport after his plane made an emergency landing.  

We're told law enforcement in Minnesota is looking at 3 possible abuses ... multiple doctors who overprescribed meds to the singer, aliases the singer and his doctors may have used, and multiple pharmacies that filled the prescriptions.

As we reported, Prince had prescriptions filled at least 4 times in the 7 days before he died, and at least one of the pharmacies was 6.1 miles from his home ... much farther than 8 other drug stores.

The DEA announced it is now involved in the investigation, but we're told the agency is only on standby and for now it's a state case.

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Donald Trump Happy Cinco de Mayo ... I Love Taco Bowls!

5/5/2016 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

505-donald-trump-twitterDonald Trump displayed a culinary way to show his love of Hispanics ... with a taco bowl. 

Happy Cinco, everyone! 

50 Cent Donates $100k To Autism Speaks

5/5/2016 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

505-50-cent-andrew-farrell-0350 Cent just went above and beyond to make good with the 19-year-old man he mocked on social media -- he's donated $100,000 to Autism Speaks ... TMZ has learned.

Fiddy referred to the video he posted of Andrew Farrell, saying, "I want to turn this misunderstanding into an understanding. There are people that are ignored, mistreated and neglected with disabilities that need our support."

Farrell's family had asked him to donate $10k to the autism advocacy group -- so ya can't say 50 did the bare minimum in making his mea culpa.

The rapper added, "I am calling on my fellow musicians, actors, entertainers and all others who may not have fully considered this cause to join together to help in any way they can."

Michael Buble Watch Me Punk This TMZ Photog!

5/5/2016 10:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Michael Buble can add acting chops to his resume ... 'cause the beloved crooner pulled a cruel, cold-blooded and HYSTERICAL prank on one of our photogs!

We spotted the singer walking around Bev Hills, and asked him about fellow singer Josh Groban possibly replacing Michael Strahan on 'Live.' Buble was NOT in the mood to talk ... or so it appeared.

The video is so awesome ... it almost makes up for Buble's recent corn on the cob fiasco, which he tried to explain away to our guy.

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Is Mila Kunis The WORST Mom Ever?!

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Kim and Kanye We Never 'Fired' That Bodyguard ... He Was Only a Temp

5/5/2016 8:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Kanye West has no issue with bodyguards talking to Kim Kardashian, and absolutely did NOT fire one for doing so.

Sources close to the Wests tell TMZ ... Steve Stanulis was hired by the guy in charge of their security to help out before the Met Gala. We're told it was very clear Stanulis would only be used for the day leading up to the event. That's it, just a temp deal ... we're told.

There were reports 'Ye axed Stanulis for talking to Kim, but we're told Yeezy never had a confrontation with him, and in fact ... everything "went very smoothly".

Our Kimye sources say Stanulis has worked with them before, but since people in their camp believe he perpetuated the firing story for some publicity ... he won't get that chance again.

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Prince 911 Caller May Have Big Criminal Issues

5/5/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

504-prince-andrew-kornfeldThe man who called 911 in Prince's death could face criminal prosecution if he was expecting to get paid for helping the singer ... and it all comes down to the pills in his backpack.

The lawyer for Andrew Kornfeld -- whose dad runs a rehab facility in Marin County, California -- says his client is entitled to immunity from prosecution because he was acting as a Good Samaritan.  

The issue -- Andrew had a synthetic opiate in his backpack, and he's not a doctor. Our sources say investigators are keenly interested in knowing why Andrew brought the pills. They are often used to wean people off drugs like Percocet -- the opiate which fueled Prince's addiction.

Andrew's attorney points to a Minnesota law that protects people who might be committing drug crimes from being prosecuted if they call 911. The idea is to give people an incentive to help others in dire need without fear of prosecution.

Here's the problem. Under the law, the person who calls 911 does NOT get immunity if they receive or expect to receive compensation for picking up the phone and making the call. It's unclear if Andrew and his dad were going to get paid, but the recovery center charges for its services, so it's a good bet they were expecting compensation.

As for the drugs in the backpack ... even if Andrew's dad prescribed the drug for Prince, our DEA sources say it's illegal for anyone to take the drugs across state lines and deliver drugs in states where the doctor is not board certified.

  
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TMZ Live Justin Bieber: The Hefty Price of Failing at a Beer Bong...

5/4/2016 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

HERE'S THE RUNDOWN
  • Prince Sought Out an Addiction Specialist Before He Died
  • 50 Cent Apologizes for Mocking a Disabled Teen
  • A Controversial New Anne Frank Movie.
  • 'Sesame Street' is on the Attack over STDs

Khloe Kardashian Rolling with Cuba's Finest

5/5/2016 7:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0505-khloe-instagram-01Khloe Kardashian and her sisters wrapped their lips around authentic Cohiba sticks in Cuba.

The whole family's down there shooting their show -- and Khloe's BFF, Malika, snapped a pic of her embracing the architecture and culture.

This is NOT the revolution Fidel had in mind. Though he'd be stupid to complain. 

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