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'Brokeback Bachelors'

NAKED Showers Together

… But NO Sword Fights

5/29/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The so-called 'Brokeback Bachelors' – aka JJ and Clint -- may not be gay, but they do enjoy water sports ... as in showers. Naked. Together.  

As we first reported, the new ‘Bachelorettepromo baits viewers into thinking the guys are hot for each other ... even though they're straight. However, sources on set tell TMZ the alpha males did have a bromance because they’re ex-athletes who dig locker room style showers.

We're told JJ and Clint frequently took advantage of the mansion's communal shower ... and bro'd down with soap and suds. Yes, they drank beers together ... IN THE SHOWER. 

We're told that's what led producers to ask the guys strategic questions ... intended to build up the 'Brokeback' plot. As we told you, JJ and Clint are getting a kick out of all the attention they're getting now.

It’s all fun and games until the hot water runs out.

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'Dual Survival' Star Joe Teti

Attacks Dog

Over Cat-astrophe

5/29/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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One of the stars of Discovery's "Dual Survival" injured or killed a dog on the set during the final episode ... this according to multiple sources connected with the production.

Our sources say Joe Teti, a former Green Beret, was shooting one of the final scenes when some stray cats ran across the set ... apparently fleeing from a dog. We're told the dog actually got one of the cats in its jaws, and that's when Teti went after the canine.

We can't get a straight story from the various sources, although everyone agrees at the very least Teti injured the dog while saving the cat. But some of the sources say he killed the animal.

One source says Teti has been a problem in the past, but they say it's not limited to him. As one source put it, "These survivalists all have a screw loose."

The show had already been cancelled, and we're told the dog incident made people at Discovery feel even more comfortable about their decision to pull the plug.

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Jermain Taylor

Brutal Photos

Of Alleged Beating Victim

5/29/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0528-jermain-taylor-tmz-01TMZ Sports has obtained photos of the man who claims he was brutally attacked by ex-boxing champ Jermain Taylor in a rehab facility earlier this month ... and it's clear, dude got pummeled. 

As we previously reported, officials in Arkansas issued a warrant for Taylor's arrest after the May 13th incident ... in which the alleged victim was sent to the ICU of a nearby hospital for treatment. 

Sources close to the alleged victim tell us ... the man claims he was leaving dinner at the rehab center and was walking back to his sleeping area, when he encountered Taylor. 

The man claims he extended his hand to greet Taylor -- but the boxer slapped his hand away and proceeded to beat the crap out of him. 

The alleged victim underwent surgery to treat his injuries and is currently on the mend. 

Taylor's attorney says the allegations are completely frivolous. 

So far, we're told the victim doesn't plan to sue -- but is cooperating with police in the criminal investigation.

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The Abbey

Lights, Camera ... Gay Bar!!!

5/29/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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West Hollywood's most famous gay bar is ready for even more exposure ... and we're not talking about the dancers in banana hammocks -- The Abbey is getting its own reality TV show.

Sources tell TMZ a production company is currently developing a series that focuses on the fabulous employees of The Abbey -- a two-time winner of LOGO's “Best Gay Bar In The World" award, by the way.

Think "Vanderpump Rules" ... with way more flare.

We’re told shoot dates haven't been set yet -- so no rush to reserve a table -- but the production company already has a network lined up to air the show.

We know what 10% of you (according to Kinsey) are thinking, and yes ... they will be auditioning for some new employees before shooting.

If you've got abs and baby oil ... get ready.

Guess Who This

Baby in a Bonnet

TURNED INTO!

5/29/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0528_bonnet_baby_guess_launchBefore this capped little kid was a busy Hollywood actress she was just another sweet infant sportin' some serious headwear in Oak Park, Illinois. Can you guess who she is?!

Jay Z & Beyonce

Black Rage Over Whiteout at Tidal

5/28/2015 3:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Jay Z's office photo at Tidal is kinda like playing Where's Black Waldo? -- and Jay Z is Waldo.

The pic popped up on Beyonce's website this week, and shows Jay and Bey mugging with a few dozen staffers at the HQ for the streaming service -- and the ONLY black people in the pic are the owners.

On the surface, this seems like something to celebrate. Progress and stuff, right? Problem is, Jay played the race card a few weeks ago, when he called out the black community for not backing his company... the way it supports Apple, Nike and Google.

As a result ... the Internet has its knives out, making comments like:

- "Jay tried to guilt trip us ... but his staff are all white"
- "Jay does a 'Pro-Black' freestyle but then releases a picture of #Tidal's all White staff."
- "Those who complain of no blacks in white owned institutions. Well here u go Jay Z OWNS TIDAL. U going to protest?"
-"Jay ain't hiring u n***as"

Keep in mind, the Tidal office is in Norway -- where the black population is around 2%. Sooo ... what's a black mogul to do?

Cody Simpson

Over Gigi Hadid ...

'Single Life is Pretty Sweet'

5/28/2015 4:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Cody Simpson isn't crying his baby blues out over his split from supermodel Gigi Hadid.

Our photog caught the Aussie pop singer with a gang of pals – hot, young females included -- in Hollywood Wednesday night and asked about his new-found freedom ... and Simpson didn't exactly say it sucks.

On the flipside, Hadid’s been spotted having a good time on rich guys' yachts in the Mediterranean ...so the feeling must be mutual.

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Dad from 'Friday'

Dies from Stroke Complications

5/28/2015 4:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0528-reynaldo-rey-tmz-01Reynaldo Rey, longtime comedian and character actor, died early Thursday morning in Los Angeles ... TMZ has learned.

Rey was famous for his movie roles in "Friday," "White Men Can't Jump," and "Harlem Nights." He also appeared in tons of TV shows going back to the 80s ... such as "The Bernie Mac Show," "The Wayans Bros.," "227," and "Sanford."

His manager tells us Rey passed away in a hospital. He suffered a stroke last year ... and started suffering complications in January. He'd checked into the hospital for treatment.

We're told his wife was at his side when he died.

Reynaldo was 75 years old ... and funny as hell as Red's dad in "Friday." R.I.P.

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Mark Cuban

Warren Buffett Is My Homeboy

5/28/2015 3:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mark Cuban and Warren Buffett are more than just  billionaire "Entourage" co-stars ... they're also friends in real life who get ICE CREAM together. 

Cuban just appeared on "TMZ Hollywood Sports" to talk about his cameo in the upcoming flick -- we asked if he and Buffett got along on the set since they have so much in common. 

That's when Cuban told us ... he flew out to Buffett's hood just yesterday for a business lunch that was capped off with dessert at Dairy Queen ... which is owned by Buffett. 

Question is ... who pays when two billionaires get dessert??? Check out the clip. 

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Chris Brown

Baby Mama Says

He Cheaped Out on Royalty's Birthday

5/28/2015 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Chris Brown's daughter Royalty got a phone call from her dad on her first birthday ... but a source close to his baby mama says that's it.

Sources close to Royalty's mom, Nia Guzman, tell TMZ ... Brown didn't show up for the 1-year-old's birthday, didn't send a gift and didn't contribute to the cost of the Chuck E. Cheese's shindig. Nia says her boyfriend, King Ba, paid for the whole thing.

Ba -- who's listed on the birth certificate as Royalty's birth father -- seemed to take pleasure in Chris' absence and captioned one pic of Royalty by writing, "Wouldn't Miss This Day For Anything In This World."

Chris' people say he was in Miami shooting a music video with Pit Bull, and tried Facetiming with his daughter but Nia's phone was acting wonky.  

Harrison Ford

Look Up in the Sky, It's Me Flying Again

... Fore!!

5/28/2015 1:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0528_harrisson_ford_helicopter_PCNAttention golfers in the Santa Monica area ... Harrison Ford is back in the air -- taking off in the cockpit of a chopper. 

Two months after seriously injuring himself in a plane crash ... Ford went back to the Santa Monica Airport and flew shotgun for a helicopter ride on Thursday.

0528_harrisson_ford_walking_PCNHan Solo was looking good as he strolled into the airport, showing no long-term effects from the plane wreck ... which literally went down a few blocks from the chopper launching pad.

Fact is, Ford probably got a birdseye view of the 8th hole of the golf course he tore up that day.

The NTSB hasn't released its investigation results yet -- but initial reports point to some kind of mechanical failure causing the crash.

Godspeed, Harrison.

Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez

Together Again for God ...

But Not for Each Other

5/28/2015 1:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Slow down, Jelena fans -- yes, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez hung out Wednesday night ... but they are not dating again. Not yet anyway.

The reunion of everyone's favorite on-again/off-again set the Internet on fire, but here's what really went down.

Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. -- who counts Bieber and the Kardashians among his flock -- posted a series of videos from a gathering Wednesday night in L.A. ... and both Bieber and Gomez were there.

According to our sources, the exes were cordial, but that's it. In fact, Bieber brought rumored girlfriend Hailey Baldwin with him -- another sign there's no reunion on the horizon.

We're told this isn't the first time Bieber and Gomez have been together lately -- they've both been to a few of Pastor Rich's gatherings in recent weeks.

So, no romantic sparks for now. Give it time, they'll be back together -- and broken up again -- eventually.

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John Wall

Kicked Off Plane In Vegas

... After Altercation

5/28/2015 11:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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NBA superstar John Wall was kicked off an American Airlines flight in Las Vegas this week ... after someone in his crew allegedly threatened another passenger ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Law enforcement sources tell us ... the Washington Wizards star had boarded a flight headed to D.C. on May 26th -- but before the plane took off, his crew got into a verbal argument with someone else on the plane and a threat was allegedly made from someone in Wall's group. 

We're told someone from the flight crew called the Las Vegas Metro Police Department for help -- and cops boarded the plane to deal with the situation. 

The alleged victim told cops he did not want to press charges -- but the pilot of the plane decided he did NOT want Wall and his crew to remain on the flight ... so they were escorted off. 

We're told Wall and his party left without further incident. 

Calls to Wall's rep have not been returned. 

John had posted a photo of his crew on the way to Vegas on May 22nd ... though it's unclear if the same guys were involved in the incident on the flight home. 

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