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Cecil The Lion

Apple Rejects App

Targeting Hunters as Kill

9/3/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0902-main-cecil-revenge-cecilrevenge-01Apple will not allow its users to turn guns on hunters, turning them into human prey.

A new app called "Cecil's Revenge" turns the tables making lions, giraffes, elephants and other wildlife the hunters, aiming their weapons at poachers.

The game is loosely based on the game "Asteroids," but Cecil and his buddies are now the shuttle and hunters and poachers are the asteroids.

The creators of the app tell TMZ ... in its rejection, Apple cited its rule that enemies in games cannot target a specific race, culture, real government or any other real enemy. Apple believes hunters and poachers are part of a specific culture. 

0902-sub-cecil-revenge-cecilrevenge-01An Apple rep tells TMZ the app was 86'd because the company will not sanction games based on "real events." 

"Cecil's Revenge" does have a home ... Google has approved the app, which is now available free of charge.   

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'Dance Moms' Suspect

Criminal Record Includes

Lindsay Lohan Obsession

9/3/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0902-dance-moms-creep-sundown-lindsay-lohan-TMZ-YOUTUBE-01The guy busted for sending child porn to one of the "Dance Moms" kids had violent fantasies about Lindsay Lohan and served time in prison and a mental hospital ... TMZ has learned.

According to court docs we've obtained ... Phoenix Sundown was arrested back in 2007 for assaulting his 18-year-old girlfriend. He was 29 at the time. Sundown got 3 years in a state pen, but was eventually diagnosed with a mental disorder and transferred to a prison hospital.

During counseling there ... doctors discovered Sundown had several photos of women with red pen and wax markings on their breasts and crotches. One collage showed a Lindsay Lohan pic with trails of red dripping on her body, and Sundown holding a long knife over her.

He also copped to writing to Spin magazine about his sexual fantasies with several other female celebs, but said he never contacted them directly.

As we first reported ... Sundown was arrested Tuesday for sending pornographic images to a "Dance Moms" student. He remains behind bars on $25,000 bail.

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Vivica A. Fox

Forget Trump

Women Should Rule the World

9/3/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Vivica A. Fox has strong views on who should run the country and primetime TV, and neither involves men. 

Vivica, whom Donald fired from 'Celebrity Apprentice' last year, has a surprising pick to replace him on the show. It's clear she has no hard feelings for the Trump family.

As for who gets her vote for Prez, Donald's not even in the running.

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Bow Wow

I'm Selling My Spaceship on Wheels

9/3/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0902-bow-wow-instagram-01Bow Wow's selling a car that could easily have been part of the upcoming "Star Wars" flick.

It's a 2014 BMW i8. It could be yours for around $150k. As for why he's selling it, BW needs to make room in his garage for his brand new Range Rover Autobiography. 

The rapper shouldn't have much trouble unloading it ... it has an armor-plated plastic body, cool scissor doors, and it goes 0 to 60 in 3.6 secs. -- all that and it's a hybrid to boot.

And it comes with floor mats!

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Guess Who This

STYLISH LITTLE LADY

TURNED INTO!

9/3/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0902_guess_who_th_launchBefore this little girl was the queen of a Hollywood empire she was just another cute kid with incredible hair growing up in Washington D.C. Can you guess who she is?!

Mel Gibson

Cleared in Alleged Aussie Pap Attack

9/2/2015 9:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0902_mel_gibson_TMZMel Gibson did NOT rumble down under with a female photographer ... according to his attorney, who says cops have concluded the whole thing was BS.

Gibson's lawyer, Christopher Murphy, tells TMZ ... police investigated the claim made by the photog -- that Mel had shoved her in the back and spit on her during a tirade last week -- and found no evidence to support her story.

Murphy says police spoke with witnesses in the Sydney suburb where the incident allegedly went down, and also reviewed security camera footage.

Mel had denied any wrongdoing from the get-go, and Murphy says this proves ... "The story is a complete fabrication of the truth as stated previously."

Tori Spelling

Sues Benihana ...

I Got 3rd Degree Burns!!

9/2/2015 6:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0902_tori_spelling_benihana_tmz-2Tori Spelling wants to torch Benihana in court after getting burned so badly in one of the restaurants, she was hospitalized ... according to a new lawsuit.

Spelling says she was at a Benihana in Encino, CA in April when she slipped and fell ... receiving, "deep second and third degree burn injuries." She reportedly fell onto one of the hibachi grills.

In the lawsuit Spelling says she racked up medical expenses, "general damage" and wage loss ... although there's no mention of where she was employed. She's suing the Benihana corporation -- not just the Encino location.

Tori's alleged injuries were still obvious in these pics from July.

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Ronda Rousey

Marine Corps Approved ...

Come Get Turnt At Our Ball!

9/2/2015 4:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0902-ronda-rousey-jarrod-haschert-TMZ_TWITTER-02Good news for the Marine who scored a date with Ronda Rousey -- U.S.M.C brass is totally cool with the UFC champ turning up at the party.

Click here... it's not over yet
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'Can't Buy Me Love' Star

Cause of Death

Massive Overdose

9/2/2015 3:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0902-amanda-peterson-GETTY-01Amanda Peterson -- who starred in "Can't Buy Me Love" died from an accidental overdose of a deadly combination of drugs.

The 43-year-old disappeared just before the 4th of July and her body was found on July 5th.

According to the Weld County Coroner in Colorado, Peterson had a variety of prescription drugs in her system, including benzodizepines (anti-anxiety meds), opiates and phenothiazines (an anti-psychotic medication).  She also had marijuana in her system. 

One of the drugs in her system -- Gabapentin -- was prescribed for pain and the medical examiner said she had 6 times the normal level in her system. 

The report says Peterson was "naive to opiates." 

The toxicology report says a week before her death she told someone she ingested  morphine medication she got from friends. The reports says she was self-medicating to control pain.

As for why she died, the report says it was because of a "morphine effect" ... which causes respiratory failure.

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'Dance Moms'

Man Arrested for Sending Child Porn

To Underage Cast Member

9/2/2015 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0902-dancemoms-art-LIFETIME-01Cops nabbed the guy who allegedly sent creepy packages to a "Dance Moms" star who is a minor -- and they believe some of the items he sent were pornographic.

TMZ has learned the suspect is named Phoenix Sundown ... and San Diego PD arrested him Tuesday afternoon. As we reported earlier ... the packages arrived at a Pennsylvania post office on Tuesday, and the bomb squad was called in to destroy them.

36-year-old Sundown was booked for sending explicit or obscene matter to a minor -- specifically images of a minor engaged in sexual conduct. He's being held on $25,000 bail.

We've spoken to reps for the "Dance Moms" student to whom Sundown sent the package. We're not revealing her name because of her age -- but the rep tells us Sundown started harassing the child 2 months ago.

The rep says Sundown would post pics of Elizabeth Smart, tag the the "Dance Moms" star ... and included the hashtag, "#futuregoals." They immediately reported the activity to police. 

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'Straight Outta Compton' Star

Wins Most Fiscally Responsible Actor Award

9/2/2015 2:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Aldis Hodge isn't letting his "Straight Outta Compton" success get outta control ... he still drives a Prius and puts money in the bank.

Hodge, who played MC Ren in the film, is like a walking 401k billboard.

Move over, Warren Buffett ... 

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'16 and Pregnant'

Whitney Purvis Busted

... For Brooming Ex-BF

9/2/2015 3:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0902-Whitne-Purvis-FACEBOOK-01Former "16 and Pregnant" mom Whitney Purvis tried to clean up -- allegedly attacking her ex with a broom -- and still got herself arrested. Again. 

Purvis was busted in Rome, GA on Wednesday afternoon after police say she broke into Weston Gosa's home by throwing a wheel through 2 windows -- and then whacked Gosa with a metal broom handle. 

She allegedly hit Gosa in the leg and side. 23-year-old Purvis was booked for felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor trespassing. 

Purvis and Gosa are familiar with jail -- they've been arrested multiple times for everything from DUIs to stealing a pregnancy test.  

Kris Jenner

Here's My Proof

A Spider Made My Lip Fat

9/2/2015 1:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0902_kris_jenner_lip_tmz_wmKris Jenner just schooled us and anyone else who thought her "fat lip" excuse for cancelling a TV appearance was fake ... she says it was real, and serious.

We got this pic of Kris taken Monday morning, around the time she called producers of "Bachelor In Paradise: After Paradise" and cancelled her scheduled appearance, saying her lip blew up and she was not camera ready.

Kris says the culprit was most likely a spider so she had her room sprayed by an exterminator. The swelling was serious enough for a doctor to prescribe 4 different meds.  

As for showing up Tuesday night at Nobu and looking just fine, Kris made it clear to friends and family it took 18 hours for the swelling to go down.

It's not the first time Kris' lips blew up  ... she had an allergic reaction to food in the Dominican Republic a few years back.

  

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