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Bobbi Kristina

History of Falling Asleep Wasted in Bathtubs

26 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
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0727-nick-gordon-bobbi-kristina-getty-instagram-3Bobbi Kristina got extremely drunk the night before her mom died, fell asleep in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and flooded the room ... and it could be critical evidence in the homicide investigation.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Bobbi was partying with Whitney Houston at the Beverly Hilton bar and got drunk and unruly. Bobbi Kristina went up to her room, drew a bath and fell asleep in the tub ... intoxicated. By the time she woke up there was water everywhere.  

Sources tell TMZ, attorney Jose Baez, who reps Bobbi's BF Nick Gordon, knows about the incident and will use it to convince prosecutors Nick did nothing wrong ... that she simply took too many drugs and did the same thing she did at the hotel with fatal results.

We've also learned the night Whitney Houston was found dead in her tub, Bobbi Kristina was rushed to the hospital for acute alcohol poisoning. Whitney's PR team said it was for exhaustion, but law enforcement tells us it was excessive alcohol consumption.

It's relevant especially in light of the Medical Examiner's preliminary autopsy report, which reveals no obvious evidence of foul play.  

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Tyrese

White Radio is Racist

They Won't Play My Song!

36 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
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White radio will ONLY play R&B/Soul if it's performed by white guys ... so claims the black guy who has the #1 R&B/Soul album ... Tyrese.

Tyrese does not mince words ... he says he can't get white radio DJ's to play his single "Shame" to save his life ... it's only played on black stations.  

He then ups the ante, claiming white radio would love "Shame" if it was performed by Justin Timberlake, Sam Smith or Robin Thicke.  

Tyrese grouses, urban stations play white artists with no problem ... it's just not a 2-way street.

He's pissed, but he's also #1 ...

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Nicki Minaj's Ex-BF Safaree

She's a Hip-Hop Thief

And Meek Mill's Fat

46 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
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Nicki Minaj's former BF is putting her on blast and embarrassing her new BF Meek Mill in the process, claiming he ghostwrote some of the biggest hits on her latest album, "The Pinkprint."

Safaree Samuels just dropped a new song, "Lifeline," in which he accuses her of the Cardinal hip-hop sin ... not writing her own verses. It's the same charge Meek leveled against Drake.

But Safaree is brutal toward Meek, rapping "This n**** bent outta shape with a gorilla face/ My bars on 'The Pinkprint' no one will ever match/ My dick- print lil n**** u could never match."

We checked ... and Safaree only has an A&R credit on "The Pinkprint," so it's a bold accusation.

And it gets worse. Safaree fat shames Meek, saying, "I heard you told Philippe Chow you ain't goin' there ... You outta shape anyway you need to eat a pear."

Stealing lyrics and overeating ... brutal.

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'Big Brother' Star GinaMarie

Hypnotist Made Me a Zombie!

56 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF

"Big Brother" star GinaMarie Zimmerman got sleepy … very, very sleeeepy at a comic book expo ... where a hypnotist made her a zombie.

It's an amazing performance. It took just 5 minutes to put her in another world. Words can't do it justice … you gotta watch.

GinaMarie's first question when she came to ... "Did I get naked?" 

She was on "Big Brother," after all. 

Lil Wayne

Rapper Claims He's as Bad as Birdman

In the Money Dept.

7/28/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0727-lil-wayne-david-banner-TMZ-INSTAGRAM-01If Lil Wayne doesn't know what the word "ironic" means, he does now ... he's being sued by a rapper for not forking over royalties ... which is exactly his gripe with Birdman

Rapper David Banner claims he signed a contract in 2008 with Wayne's Young Money Records to produce two songs for Wayne -- "La La" and "Pussy Monster" -- featured on "Tha Carter III."

Banner claims Young Money told him in 2012 he was owed $138,787.19 in royalties ... but he never saw a cent. Banner also claims Young Money has gone radio silent, so he has no idea how much more he's owed.

Banner also says the same thing happened in 2009 with "Streets Is Watchin." He claims he was told he's owed more than $15,392.57.

As TMZ first reported, Wayne is locked in a lawsuit against Birdman and Cash Money Records for $51 million ... claiming he's owed money for his never-released album, "Tha Carter V."

Zero In

"HOLES"

'MEMBA HIM?!

7/28/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Khleo Thomas is best known for playing Camp Green Lake camper, Zero -- opposite Shia LaBeouf  as Stanley Yelnats -- in the 2003 family film "Holes." Guess what he looks like now!

Boxer Victor Ortiz

Arrested at Kenny Chesney Concert

... Assault with Deadly Weapon

7/27/2015 3:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0727_victor_ortiz_tmzEx-boxing champ Victor Ortiz -- who once competed on "Dancing with the Stars"  -- was arrested at the Kenny Chesney concert in Pasadena this weekend for assault with a deadly weapon ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

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Bobbi Kristina

Autopsy Shows No Evidence of Foul Play

7/27/2015 2:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0202-bobbi-kristina-getty-7There are no obvious signs someone tried to kill Bobbi Kristina ... this according to the preliminary autopsy results.

According to the Fulton County Medical Examiner, the autopsy shows "no obvious underlying cause of death."  The Medical Examiner goes on to say, "no significant injuries were noted."

Short story ... this could help Nick Gordon, who has been under the police microscope from the get-go.

The report says there were no previously unknown medical conditions that could have rendered Bobbi Kristina unconscious in the bathtub.

But the Medical Examiner says he has subpoenaed medical records, presumably from the hospital, to determine if drug testing after the accident was relevant. Gordon has said both he and Bobbi Kristina had been doing drugs and she took too much.

The Medical Examiner says he will not determine a cause of death until he reviews the records.

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Joe Jackson

Alert and Cracking Jokes

After Stroke, Heart Atttacks

7/27/2015 2:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Joe Jackson is doing well after a series of medical emergencies ... so well he's cracking jokes in his hospital bed.

A Jackson family rep tells TMZ ... Joe's speech is not impaired and his vision is restored. As we reported, a artery burst behind his eye, causing temporary blindness and possibly triggering a stroke.

Joe says he's aware how close to death he was and is grateful to be alive. 

As TMZ first reported, in addition to the stroke ... Jackson suffered three heart attacks while he was hospitalized and his heart actually stopped for 10 seconds. He had a pacemaker implanted. 

In other news...

Shia LaBeouf Is Afraid of Murdering
His Girlfriend

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Rob Schneider

Burglarized

$175K Willie Mays Baseball Card Stolen

7/27/2015 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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update_graphic_red_bar3:55 PM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the burglars broke in through a sliding glass door in the rear of the home, using some kind of blunt object to break the glass.
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Rob Schneider's home was burglarized Friday night and uber-expensive jewelry was taken, but nothing as expensive as an ultra-rare baseball card.

The "Deuce Bigalow" star was at the Comedy Film Festival in Montreal, and his wife and kid were out to dinner in L.A. when the thieves broke into their Encino home. They made off with his wife's diamond engagement ring, a Cartier watch and other expensive items.

But the biggest ticket item ... a mint condition 1951 Bowman Willie Mays rookie card ... valued at $175,000.

Rob famously collects old baseball cards, especially from the '50s and '60s. The thieves also made off with a 1953 Willie Mays Topps and a 1971 as well.  The Willie Mays cards were separate from Rob's main card collection, which the thieves didn't find.

One source familiar with the investigation tells TMZ ... the Willie Mays card is so rare, it will be difficult or impossible to fence it.

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In other news...

Khloe Kardashian Has COMPLETELY
Changed Her Story

The reality star has been caught flip-flopping stories to protect her lil sis.

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Bobbi Kristina

Whitney Decides Where Money Goes

7/27/2015 12:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0727-whitney-houston-bobbi-getty-instagramBobbi Kristina was set to inherit at least $20 million when Whitney Houston died, but there were strings attached and it looks like most of that fortune will be determined by Whitney's wishes ... not her daughter's.

We've seen a copy of Whitney's will, which established a trust in which Bobbi Kristina got 1/10 of Whitney's estate when she turned 21.  

Bobbi Kristina was set to get 1/6 of the balance when she turned 25, but that will not happen since she died tragically at 22.

Whitney's will provided that if Bobbi Kristina died before reaching 25, all the money would go to the people Whitney designated. Translation, Bobbi Kristina had no authority to give away 9/10 of Whitney's fortune.

As for who Whitney designated ... mother Cissy and brothers Michael and Gary. The will also gives Bobby Brown a cut, but there's an issue. The will is worded to "my husband, Robert B. Brown." Obviously, the will was drafted before they divorced in 2007, and the issue is whether Bobby still qualifies since he is no longer her husband.

According to the law of New Jersey, where the will was drafted, Bobby will NOT get the money because being Whitney's husband is a qualifier which he no longer meets. 

In other news...

Celebrity Heads Stuck On Pedestrians

It doesn't get much funnier than this!

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Taylor Swift

Does Solid For Houston Astros

... Or Just Jinxed Them

7/27/2015 11:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0727-taylor-swift-houston-astros-GETTY-01The battle for Minute Maid Park is over ... and the Houston Astros have won -- with Taylor Swift agreeing to reschedule a concert date that would have conflicted with an Astros playoff game. 

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Joe Jackson

Pacemaker Surgery after 3 Heart Attacks

7/27/2015 9:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0726-joe-jackson-getty-01Joe Jackson suffered 3 heart attacks and just underwent surgery ... TMZ has learned.

The 87-year-old was admitted to a Sao Paulo hospital Sunday after signs of a stroke. Joe lost his vision, and a publicist says it was the result of an artery bursting behind his eye, which triggered the stroke.

Family sources tell TMZ, once in the hospital he suffered 3 heart attacks.

Joe's publicist tells TMZ, in the hospital Joe's heart stopped beating for 10 seconds but he was revived. Joe just had a pacemaker inserted and doctors are now waiting to see if it stabilizes him.

We're told Joe's family wants him flown back to the U.S. for further treatment, but for now it's too dicey.

Joe was in Brazil to celebrate his birthday.

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