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Cecil the Lion

Bones Will Become a Memorial

21 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0729-cecil-the-lion-paula-french-01Cecil the Lion did not die in vain ... his remains will be used for an anti-poaching memorial in Zimbabwe ... TMZ has learned.  

Johnny Rodrigues from the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force tells us the headless corpse of Cecil is still out in the sun ... so vultures and other carnivores can eat the flesh in circle of life fashion.    

We're told after the meat is gone ... Cecil's bones will be used to create an anti-poaching memorial in the Hwange National Park, to educate people on the beauty of the beast and the harm that comes from killing them. 

Johnny says the plan is for Cecil's head and skin ... which have been confiscated for the criminal investigation ... to become part of the memorial.  

0729-cecil-the-lion-memorial-TWITTER-02Tributes are not confined to Zimbabwe  ... the killer dentist's office in Minnesota has been turned into a makeshift memorial. 

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Ben Affleck

Threatening Lawsuit

Over Nanny Dating Allegations

7/29/2015 9:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0729-ben-affleck-akm-gsi-01Ben Affleck is angry over allegations he's dating his children's nanny, so angry he's threatening a lawsuit. 

A rep for Affleck calls the US Weekly story -- which claims Affleck and the nanny, Christine Ouzounian, began dating AFTER Ben and Jennifer Garner split but before they announced their divorce -- "complete garbage and full of lies."

The rep adds Affleck is "considering legal options."

Affleck and Garner announced their split last month after ten years of marriage. 

  
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Drake & Meek Mill:

Hip-Hop War Goes Totally Nuclear

7/29/2015 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

ON TODAY'S SHOW
  • John Stamos Cracks DUI Jokes on the Set of 'Fuller House'
  • A 'Game of Thrones' Super Fan Fails to Impress a Star
  • The Bobbi Kristina Case Could End in Manslaughter Charges
  • Celebs are Pissed over the Killing of Cecil the Lion 

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Amber Rose

Let's Conversate ...

My English's Just Fine

7/29/2015 8:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Amber Rose is dead set on teaching her kid good English, irregardless of whatever people think.

Rose is busy filling 2-year-old Sebastian's mind with vocabulary. Problem is, the kid's brain now includes the word "conversate," thanks to mommy.

Amber proudly posted her lesson on Instagram, then removed it after a flurry of criticism.  

Truth be told, there's a real debate over the word "conversate."  It's become a word through usage, though not recognized by the hoity-toity Oxford English Dictionary.

Sebastian is clearly super bright. She recently asked him the color of a jellyfish. He precociously answered, "translucent," which is not a color but really, how many 2-year-olds know that word?

Drake

Unloads on Meek Mill ...

You're Nicki Minaj's Bitch!

7/29/2015 6:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Drake is going after Meek Mill and this time with a vengeance, ripping on his manhood for being girlfriend Nicki Minaj's opening act.

The song -- titled "Back to Back" -- is actually his second diss song against Meek, but this one is way more vicious. In it, Drake raps ...

Is that a world tour or your girl's tour?
I know that you gotta be a thug for her
This ain't what she meant
when she told you to open up more

Drake also makes fun of Meek for not being the breadwinner in the relationship ... 

Shout-out to all my boss bitches wifin' n****s
Make sure you hit 'em with the prenup

And how's this for ironic ... Meek Mill was booed when he came out onstage during Tuesday night's show with Nicki because he was 90 minutes late. The show was in ... Toronto.

Drake 2, Meek 0.

  

Nipsey Hussle

Double Cupping

In Front of Cops

33 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF

Nipsey Hussle may have dodged a bullet Tuesday, because cops missed what could have been an obvious offense ... all contained in a double cup.

Hussle got into it with a paparazzo, and it got so heated police were called.  

As Hussle jawbones with cops, the telltale double cup sits right by his feet. It's possible it's not sizzurp, but not probable.

You may recall, Hussle was arrested last month for possession of codeine without a prescription.

Bullet dodged.


Hulk Hogan:

Gawker Leaked N-Word Story

... They Should Be Jailed

7/29/2015 6:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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update_graphic_red_bar8:13 AM PT -- Gawker is adamantly DENYING leaking the information. 

Gawker's President and general counsel Heather Dietrick tells us, "Hulk Hogan has only one person to blame for what he said and no one from Gawker had any role in leaking that information."update_grey_gray_barHulk Hogan is on the warpath -- claiming Gawker honcho Nick Denton leaked the story about Hulk using the n-word to poison Hogan's $100 million case against Gawker ... and now he wants Denton thrown in jail.   

Hogan just filed new court docs in his sex tape lawsuit against Gawker -- and in the docs, he asks a judge to launch a full-blown investigation into Denton and former Gawker exec A.J. Daulerio to prove they leaked confidential details from the sex tape video, including the n-word story. 

In the video, shot in 2012 and published on Gawker, Hogan is seen having sex with a friend's wife in a private bedroom. In an unpublished part of the tape, Hulk goes on a racist rant ... using the n-word multiple times.  

In legal docs, filed in a Florida state court, Hogan claims the judge in his $100 million lawsuit deemed the n-word portion of the video "confidential" -- and blocked all parties from making it public. 

Now, as Hogan's case against the media outlet is nearing trial, Hulk says he believes Gawker leaked the n-word story to ANOTHER media outlet last week because they knew it would make Hogan look bad and damage his case against them.  

In the court docs, Hulk says if an investigation proves his suspicions -- he wants anyone involved in leaking the story LOCKED UP ... and he also wants the judge to automatically declare him the winner in the $100 million lawsuit.  

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Bobbi Kristina

D.A. Gunning for Manslaughter Charge Against BF

7/29/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend, Nick Gordon, is in the crosshairs of prosecutors who want to charge him with involuntary manslaughter, and they're putting the squeeze on one of Nick's friends to turn on him ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

Our sources say authorities believe Nick's alleged crime is arranging to get drugs for Bobbi Kristina the day she almost drowned in her bathtub.   

We know Nick claims both he and Bobbi did drugs that morning, and now sources tell us there was nothing intravenously injected.  

The autopsy is not helping authorities make their case -- it showed no obvious signs of foul play and the toxicology reports will only determine if she was under the influence and not who supplied the drugs.

The key for prosecutors is the third person in Bobbi Kristina's home that day -- Max Lomas, who's currently being prosecuted in Georgia for 2 drug-related felonies, not connected to Bobbi Kristina.

Lomas' case has lingered for nearly 6 months, and one source familiar with the case tells us, authorities are interested in offering Lomas a deal -- probation on the drug charges and immunity in the Bobbi Kristina case in return for spilling all the details of what happened in her house.

We're told prosecutors believe Nick had reason to know Bobbi Kristina had a drug problem and also knew she would indulge to the point of losing consciousness, yet he helped her get and use drugs and then left her in harm's way.

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Tyga

Worst Tenant Ever ...

Sued AGAIN for Stiffing Landlord

7/29/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0728-tyga-tmz-0117-year-old Kylie Jenner owns her own $2.7 million home, and her 25-year-old boyfriend, Tyga, is being sued for not paying his rent ... yet again.

Tyga's being sued by his landlord for failing to pay two months rent on his house in posh Calabasas. The pad rents for $25k/month ... and the landlord says he's behind that amount times 2.

If Tyga doesn't fork over the loot by Saturday, the landlord will go for eviction and charge him $833.33 a day in rent.

Fun fact: this is the house where Tyga lived with Blac Chyna ... so she's named as a defendant too. 

Just last month, Tyga was ordered to pay $80,000 in back rent to another Calabasas landlord.

We have reached out to Tyga's lawyer for comment ... so far no word back. 

In other news...

Blake & Miranda's Divorce
Is ILLEGAL!?!

Uh oh, more drama is coming to the surface in Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert's divorce.

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John Stamos

Slays 'Fuller House' Shoot

... with DUI Joke

7/29/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0728-main-john-stamos-instagram-01John Stamos returned to work with a vengeance to kick off "Fuller House" ... and even cracked a joke about his DUI arrest.

Audience members went crazy as Stamos stepped out on set as Uncle Jesse ... a day after he left rehab. TMZ broke the story, Stamos was busted for DUI in Beverly Hills last month and he was so bad off he was taken to the ER. But 30 days in rehab for substance abuse did him well.

Stamos told the audience about a scene they couldn't shoot because the prop car didn't show. John joked, "Well, I have a car ... but I can't drive."

It brought the house down.

As for the rest of the taping ... we're told John nailed every scene.

Have mercy.

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In other news...

Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher Start WAR

Fight out what prompted these hot stars to start fuming and why legal action is being taken!

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'GOT' Star Nathalie Emmanuel

Fan Drops $55k at Nightclub

... But Fails to Impress

7/29/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Game Of Thrones" has a fan base as big as a White Walker army, and one of those fans just threw away a ton of dough at a failed attempt to impress Khaleesi's right hand girl, Nathalie Emmanuel.

Nathalie, who plays Missandei, was clubbing it up with her gal pals at London hotspot China White last Saturday ... when a wealthy mega fan at the club dropped $55k to party with her, with the help of 12 bottles of Dom and a 6 liter bottle of Belvedere, which he sent to her table.

The mid-40s fanboy also commissioned a personalized show in which he controlled club lights and a CO2/confetti cannon.

Problem is, Nathalie wasn't impressed and sent the booze back.

A true fan would have known, such tactics would have only worked on Cersei Lannister.  

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In other news...

OMG! Jessica Simpson's EMBARRASSING Tweet

She quickly removed it, but find out exactly what it said!

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Guess Who This

SWEET LIL GUY

TURNED INTO!

7/29/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Before this sweet little guy gained fame as a beloved geek on one of TV's short-lived shows, he was just another kid cheesing it up for his school photos in Santa Monica, California. Can you guess who he is?!

Iraqi Death Scene Update

Marines Burned Bodies Exploding from Heat

7/28/2015 6:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0728_GRAPHIC_images_marines_burning_launchThe American soldiers who were photographed last year burning the bodies of Iraqi insurgents now say they were just following orders after the bodies started "literally exploding" in the streets.

The photos first obtained by TMZ show a horrific death scene ... U.S. troops dousing and burning corpses in Fallujah back in 2004. Our story triggered a military investigation, but our sources say no disciplinary action was taken.

Portions of the investigative file have now been made public, and one Marine told investigators the temp in Iraq at the time was a scorching 135 degrees and the carcasses were exploding in the streets from the heat. They decided the only course of action was to burn the bodies.

The Marine said that the troops could “literally taste the corpses” because the smell was so awful, and it lowered morale.

There were other reasons too. Starving wild dogs often attacked troops as they fed on the dead.

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