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Mama June

Threatens TLC with Lawsuit ...

We Weren't as Bad as the Duggar Family

5/22/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Mama June is so angry TLC has not cancelled "19 Kids and Counting" she's prepared to sue TLC, claiming the Duggar family is way worse than hers, yet they still have a show.

June tells TMZ there is no way TLC can justify keeping the Duggar family on the air yet yanking 'Honey Boo Boo.' June notes within hours of TMZ posting the pic of her cavorting with convicted child molester Mark McDaniel, TLC pulled the plug on her show.

June says she never molested anyone and McDaniel wasn't ever on her show, yet Josh Duggar is a central figure on the TLC show and admitted to molesting some of his sisters, who are also on the show. What's more, she believes Jim Bob and Michelle covered up their son's misdeeds. 

With that backdrop, June says she's out hundreds of thousands of dollars because of the abrupt cancellation of her show, and if the Duggar family stays on the air, she wants to sue the network for what she believes is blatantly unfair and inconsistent treatment. 

And June adds, "I read that the Duggar family said, this happening with their son brought them closer to God and each other. So they're saying it's ok to have family touch time? Hell no."

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Wiz Khalifa

Amber Rose Is Trying To Crash My Vegas Party

5/22/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Wiz Khalifa just wanted to get turnt up in Vegas for this Memorial Day weekend but there's a big wrinkle ... baby mama Amber Rose.

We’re told Wiz just found out his estranged wife has booked a suite at the Palms Casino Resort, the same place he's staying. He's contacted the hotel and insisted that he's not on her floor. Wiz has made it clear ... he does not want Amber in his line of sight during the long weekend.

It's gonna be complicated, because Amber's hosting a pool party the same day Wiz debuts at club Rain as DJ Daddy Kat.  

Here's what's apparent ... bad blood in Vegas won't stay in Vegas. 

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Oprah

Sent Duggar Family Packing

After Molestation Tip

5/22/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Oprah Winfrey took swift action when her production company got a tip that Josh Duggar had molested young girls, including some of his sisters, refusing to go through with a scheduled appearance on her talk show.

As we reported, the first tip about Josh Duggar was sent to a staffer at Harpo. The email was received on December 7, 2006 at 6:30 AM. The email not only refers to the molestation, the author also claims Jim Bob and Michelle covered it up.

Oprah's people sent the email to a child abuse hotline.

 The Duggars were already in Chicago for the taping, which was scheduled within a day of the email. Oprah's staff jumped so quickly, we've learned at 1:17 PM the same day, an Arkansas State Police officer contacted Michelle, telling her she needed to bring Josh back home immediately for an interview. 

Turns out there was no conflict, because Oprah's people immediately cancelled the taping and sent the family home. 

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‘Love & Hip Hop' Star

Serves Up Her Cake

... For Everyone

5/22/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0521_Karlie-Redd_underwear_WM-Alcole-Photography2Karlie Redd proves there are enough slices of her cake to go around on the June 2015 cover of J’Adore Magazine.

TMZ has obtained the exclusive photos ... and the "Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta rum slinger practically goes full frontal for the racy spread. We're told Karlie was “very turned on” by the photo shoot.

Gotta keep that oven hot when baking the perfect cake. 

'19 Kids and Counting'

TLC Airs Josh-Centric Marathon

In Wake of Molestation Admission

34 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF

TLC seems undaunted by Josh Duggar's admission he molested young girls -- including some of his sisters -- when he was a teenager, because the network ran a Josh-centric marathon last night.

TLC's been radio silent about the revelations, but it seems all systems are still go, because Josh was right there, front and center, with one of the episodes focusing on the gender of their unborn child, and another featuring Josh playing with his kids.

TLC has said nothing about the show's future  ... which has angered former TLC star Mama June, who feels her show got axed for a lot less.

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"Dawn of the Dead"

'MEMBA HIM?!

5/22/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0521_scott_reiniger_dawn_of_the_dead_launchScott Reiniger is best known for playing the zombie slaying SWAT member Roger DiMarco -- who falls ill due to a bite -- in the 1979 horror film "Dawn of the Dead." Guess what he looks like now!

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Olympian Nastia Liukin

She's Bashing Me, But I Made Her Rich

... Ex-Agent Fumes

5/22/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0521_nastia-liukin_Agent-Evan-Morgenstein_getty-3Former gymnast Nastia Liukin is pissing on the people who helped make her a star after the Olympics, and she's doing it just to launch her own business ... according to her ex-agent.

Liukin -- a gold medalist in Beijing and former "Dancing With the Stars" contestant -- started the beef when she recently said her former reps never got her deals she could be "passionate about." In other words ... they all sucked.

One of those former reps, Evan Morgenstein, took the comment very personally, and tells TMZ Sports ... "It's an absolute slap in the face. She's got revisionist history. She got deals that no other Olympians had ever gotten."

Morgenstein says he was Nastia's agent from '07-'12, and scored her countless lucrative deals -- including JCPenney and Wheaties. He says he always saw Nastia as family and not just a client, telling us ... "My daughters looked up to her." 

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Liukin obviously thinks she can do better -- she recently opened the Shine Agency.

Morgenstein's not exactly wishing her good luck -- "She had a come to Jesus moment, and now she thinks she's the next Scott Boras. It's ridiculous."

We reached out to Nastia, but no response yet.

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The Who

Puff, Puff ...

Shove That Weed Up Your Ass!

5/21/2015 4:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

****WARNING: Video contains graphic language*****

Roger Daltrey damn near shut down The Who's latest concert because someone was smoking marijuana, and video of the incident is graphic -- for its severely un-rock and roll nature. 

During Wednesday night’s show on Long Island ... the Hall of Fame frontman stopped singing three songs in so he could berate a fan whose weed smoke was bothering his voice. His bandmate Pete Townshend joined in, screaming at the toker ... “eat it up your f***ing arse.” 

At first glance, this is shocking behavior for The Who -- once dubbed the loudest band in the world. But we're told by fans who attended, there was a huge anti-smoking announcement before the concert. So everyone knew the deal.

Plus, Daltrey's had multiple procedures on his throat -- and the tour was even postponed when he got a throat infection in December.

Rock and roll never dies ... but it does grow old.

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Google

Don't Blame Us, Blame Racist Web

For 'N***a House' Mistake

5/21/2015 3:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0521_google_maps_white_house-2Google finally got to the bottom of that whole "n***a house" map search screw up, and it says the culprit is none other than YOU ... if you're a racist who frequently uses those words on the Internet.

Here's the explanation from a Google spokesperson, "Our ranking systems are designed to return results that match a person's query. For Maps, this means using content about businesses and other public places from across the web."

In non-egghead speak -- Google Maps matches searches for "White House" with words commonly used when people discuss the White House in public Internet discussions.

If their logic is accurate ... there are a ton of web users calling President Obama's residence the "n***a house." Sad to say ... that's probably true.

Google says it's working on the "failure in our system" -- but adds it will take a while for the fix to roll out.

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Josh Duggar

Admits Molestation

Resigns from Family Research Council

5/21/2015 3:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0521-josh-duggar-getty-01Josh Duggar has resigned as Executive Director of the Family Research Council, acknowledging he sexually molested underage girls including some of his sisters, calling his conduct inexcusable.

Josh says, "Twelve years ago, as a young teenager. I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret."  He continues, "We spoke with authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling."

The molestations occurred in 2002 and 2003, when he was 14. He fondled the genitals and breasts of the girls, some of whom were sleeping.

Josh's wife Anna says he confessed his "past teenage mistakes" to her 2 years before he asked her to marry him.

The incidents were not reported to police until 2006, and the statute of limitations has now long since passed. But Josh says he believes God has shown him mercy and given him redemption.

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Britney Spears

Tyson Beckford

Is A Freak On A Leash

5/21/2015 2:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Britney Spears made Tyson Beckford her bitch by strapping a leash to him and walking him up and down the stage for her audience to see ... and it looks like he loved it.

Brit reunited with her old "Toxic" music video co-star in Vegas during her Planet Hollywood show -- and there was a lot of leather, a lot of chains ... and a lot of Tyson on all fours. 

After the "Freakshow" performance ... the Chippendale's headliner got more comfortable by stripping to cheers and screams in the crowd. Brit joined in too, but no stripping for her. No chains either.

What happened to equality?  

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Josh Duggar

Molestation Investigation Docs To Be Destroyed

5/21/2015 1:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0521-duggar-family-02-facebookPolice are about to destroy all the names and details surrounding "19 Kids and Counting" star Josh Duggar's molestation case ... after one of his alleged victims asked a judge to protect her identity.

The alleged victim -- only referred to as "Jane Doe" in the docs -- was worried an unredacted copy of the police report might see the light of day. She argued the court had a duty to destroy the report, and the judge agreed ... signing the order Thursday afternoon.

As we previously reported ... Duggar was the subject of a police investigation in 2006 for allegedly sexually molesting five girls, some of whom are his sisters.

He was never prosecuted and the statute of limitations ran out.

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Noel Gallagher

I Wrote My Best Lyrics

When I Was High

5/21/2015 1:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Listen up Oasis fans -- today is gonna be the day Noel Gallagher throws it back to you ... about how he came up with all those lyrics that have been stuck in your head for years.

The mellower Gallagher brother flew into LA for a show Wednesday, when our photog/Oasis fanboy tried to get answers to every burning Oasis question -- and kinda succeeds.

It's all here in this clip ... "Wonderwall," being bigger than God and the Beatles ... and writing while he was getting high (intentional “Champagne Supernova” plug).

Also covered ... a possible reunion with Liam!!  But we all know the answer to that one.

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