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'Real Housewives of O.C.'

Jeana Keough Returns ...

On a Short Leash

1/24/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Jeana Keough Returning Real Housewives Of Orange County Ain't nothin' like an original ... Jeana Keough is coming back to "The Real Housewives of Orange County" -- but she'll be a part-time cast member ... for now.   

Jeana's been shouting from the rooftops about her return to the show she left in 2009 -- but production sources tell TMZ her camera time will be limited to start the season. We're told Bravo execs want to see if fans are still into Jeana ... before they go all in. 

Of course, 'Housewives' fans remember Jeana for her epic fight with Tamra Barney -- one of the greatest in reality TV history -- and we're told things might get dicey again between them this season.  

Just a hunch, but a rematch would probably cement a full-time role for Jeana. When it comes to the 'Housewives' ... if it bleeds it leads.
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NFL Pro Bowl

Wives Dragon Players ...

To Wild Welcome Party

1/23/2015 3:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0123_komodo_party_LAUNCHNFL Pro Bowlers might be bad asses on the field -- but when it comes to exotic reptiles, they're giant wussies  ... and TMZ Sportsgot pics to prove it.

Antonio Cromartie, Drew Brees, Golden Tate, Chris Harris Jr. were among the players at a Pro Bowl welcome party at the Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix Thursday night -- and came face-to-face with giant snakes, lizards, and alligators.

The Phoenix Herpetological Society brought the creatures, and its prez Russ Johnson tells us most of the players hung back while their wives and kids rushed to pet the animals. He adds some NFLers did eventually come over ... after a couple drinks.

Liquid courage never hurts.

FUN FACT: The huge lizard Terricka Cromartie is holding (or maybe it's holding her) is a water monitor. Looks like a Komodo dragon, but it's not. The more you know. 

The Beastie Boys

We're Not Wanted Anymore

So Someone Needs to Pay Our Lawyers

1/23/2015 12:22 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The Beastie Boys say they can't find work because of MCA's death ... and they're so strapped for cash they can't even fight in court without someone covering the bill. 

Here's the dilemma ... The Boys have beef with Monster Energy, which jacked some of their songs for an ad campaign. The guys actually won their case and scored a $1.7 million judgment. But a lot of that was eaten away by their lawyers, and they want Monster to foot that bill.

The surviving members say -- since Adam "MCA" Yauch died from cancer in 2012 -- no one wants them anymore so every dollar counts. And they're on the hook to their lawyers for a whopping $2.4 MILLION in lawyers' fees.

A judge hasn't decided yet, but typically the side that wins in cases like this gets at least some of their lawyers' fees back.

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Boxer Jermain Taylor

Cuffed by Cops Again ...

After MLK Day Gun Incident

1/21/2015 1:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0121_jermain-taylor-MUGMiddleweight boxing champ Jermain Taylor saved Arkansas cops the trip -- turning himself in today for his SECOND gun-related arrest in just 3 days.  

The 36-year-old Taylor was arrested Monday for felony assault after allegedly firing 2 shots during an altercation at an MLK Day parade. That bust violated the terms of his jail release for ANOTHER case ... where he is accused of shooting his cousin.

Cops say Taylor flagged down a Little Rock patrol car ... told cops his situation, and then he was hauled off to jail. Again.  

Taylor, who's scheduled to fight in less than a month -- will be behind bars overnight. He's expected to have a bail hearing tomorrow over the violation.

'Wicked Tuna' Star

Arrested for VERY Aggressive Flirting

1/21/2015 9:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"Wicked Tuna" star David Marciano does NOT have a way with women -- he was arrested for allegedly grabbing a hotel employee by her hair ..in a flirting move gone awry. 

According to cops in Morehead City, North Carolina -- the town where "Wicked Tuna" is filming -- Marciano was busted for assault around 1:10 AM Monday. Police say Marciano grabbed the woman's ponytail in a lame attempt to get frisky ... but it wasn't well received. 

Marciano was arrested for assault ... the employee told police he seemed intoxicated, but cops think he was sober ... which presumably makes it worse.

The show is standing by their star ... no plans to 86 him, but a show rep tells us they're still taking the arrest seriously.

Justin Bieber

Impromptu Acoustic Show

Move Over, John Mayer!

1/21/2015 6:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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012115_justin_bieber_launchThe new-and-improved Justin Bieber continues his march through L.A. ... this time popping up and doing a random acoustic guitar set at a West Hollywood hot spot ... and he was good.  

It all went down Tuesday night at State Social House ... the same restaurant where Bieber crashed a gay Republicans meeting.

We're told Biebs spontaneously grabbed a guitar and hit the stage. He sang four songs and as you can tell from the video ... there was no Belieber craziness -- just a guy singing some tunes.

As TMZ previously reported, Bieber has changed dramatically over the last few months ... and he actually wanted to be roasted by Comedy Central to put the past to bed and move on as an adult.

Check out the video. It's good.

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MMA Star Dave Herman

TASED DURING ARREST

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1/21/2015 7:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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012115_dave_herman_launchFormer UFC heavyweight fighter Dave Herman was hit with a taser during an arrest in Indiana this week ... and now Dave's wife has released the video she shot during the incident in which she calls out the police.   

Cops say Herman had been speeding with no headlights or taillights -- and when they tried to pull him over, he led them on a 3 mile chase before finally stopping at a gas station. 

During the stop, cops say Herman "approached Officers in an aggressive manner" -- so they fired the taser to take him into custody. 

But Herman's wife Madeleine -- who was in the car at the time with their young son -- tells TMZ Sports she's FURIOUS over the incident and claims her husband is the real victim. 

Madeleine says Dave was NOT trying to run from cops when they initially tried to pull him over -- they were merely looking for a well lit place to stop.  

As for allegations Dave was being aggressive, Madeleine says that's also BS -- explaining, "Dave, not wanting armed strangers walking up behind the vehicle, especially with our infant son in tow, stepped out of the vehicle and asked them if there was something he could help them with."

Madeleine says cops overreacted and violently took her husband to the ground. He's being charged with several criminal counts including resisting arrest and battery against an officer. 

Dave is still in custody -- but she's calling for the officers involved in the arrest to be charged with assault. 

We reached out to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department for comment -- so far, no word back. 

Ex-UFC Champ BJ Penn

Slammed Head Against Bar

... Before Fight

1/20/2015 4:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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BJ Penn slammed his head against a solid wooden bar 3 times in anger ... before the ex-UFC champ went outside and got into a fight this weekend ... bar sources tell TMZ Sports

We're told ... BJ was a "perfect gentleman" when he arrived to the South Shore Tiki Lounge in Maui on Saturday night -- but became agitated and at one point began banging his head into the bar. 

"He was definitely aggravated at something," one source tells us who also says Penn did NOT appear to be drunk.

"He only had one drink.  At first he was okay, then he was hitting his head on the bar .... and 20 minutes later he was outside fighting."

As we previously reported, Penn allegedly attacked one of his friends in the parking lot -- and reportedly injured the guy so bad, he was hospitalized for a broken eye socket. 

Penn was later arrested for assault. Cops are still investigating the incident.

'Mortal Kombat' Actor

Darren Shahlavi

Dead of Apparent Overdose

1/20/2015 2:18 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Darren Shahlavi, who appeared in popular TV shows including "Mortal KombatLegacy" and "Arrow," died of an apparent overdose ... TMZ has learned.

Shahlavi was found dead January 14 at his L.A. home and law enforcement sources tell us ... it appears he overdosed on prescription meds.

We're told the 42-year-old actor sadly had a history of drug and alcohol abuse. 

He pursued a stunt career in Hong Kong in the '90s and eventually came to the U.S. to pursue acting.

In addition to the various shows, Shahlavi starred in the 2012 TV movie "Aladdin and the Death Lamp." He also had a classic fight scene in the cult movie "Ip Man 2."

We're told the L.A. County Coroner is conducting toxicology tests before determining the exact cause of death.

"Arrow" star Stephen Amell -- who fought Darren on the show's first episode -- called him a "great dude & a patient, thougtful partner."


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Justin Bieber

THE ROAST IS ON

Bring On Jeff Ross!

1/20/2015 7:11 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar8:30 AM PT -- The roast was Bieber's idea! We've learned Justin actually called Comedy Central to say he wanted the roast to be a celebration for his 21st birthday ... which is March 1.
update_grey_gray_barLike a tattooed lamb to the slaughter, Justin Bieber has agreed to be the guest of honor at a Comedy Central Roast in March ... and you can already hear Jeff Ross licking his chops. 

Ryan Seacrest broke the news on Twitter ... saying, "Yes I got confirmation @justinbieber is getting roasted by @ComedyCentral in march...love u justin but it's time lol #BieberRoast."

Word on the street is that Bieber was game to be roasted for a while ... and had been hoping to work out a deal with the network. 

Now, it seems like everything's a go ... and it'll be interesting to see which comics come out to burn Bieber.

As for roast topics, it's not like there's a shortage of material, for example: 

-- Pissing in mop buckets
-- Egging houses
-- Lambo arrest
-- Fighting Orlando Bloom
-- Dropping the N-word
-- Calvin Klein modeling shots 
-- Anne Frank shout out
-- Push-ups in jail 
-- Fighting with Keyshawn Johnson
-- Fear of shirts 
... and oh yeah, his music career.

Careful what you wish for.

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Mama June

Couples Therapy Still an Option ...

If Sugar Bear Shows Up

1/19/2015 9:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Mama June might give Sugar Bear one last chance to work things out -- and she might get PAID to do it ... on a reality TV show.

Sources connected to the now ex-couple tell us they've been contacted by 2 different shows -- one of them being "Marriage Boot Camp" on WE tv -- looking to cast them for an upcoming season.

We broke the story ... June kicked Sugar Bear out of their home last week ... claiming she found out he was two-timing her with several women he'd met online. We're told the marital strife is the real deal -- not created for TV -- but June intends to follow through and meet 'Boot Camp' producers.

She's just not sure Suge will do the same.

As for their relationship right now -- watch the video. June brags about torching a bunch of Sugar Bear's stuff ... if that tells you anything.

Michael Sam

I Proposed ...

At The Vatican!

1/16/2015 12:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0116-sam-engaged-twitter-01Michael Sam clearly wanted to make a statement when he proposed to his longtime BF -- 'cause the football player popped the question right in Vatican City. 

Sam posted the pic ... which shows HE was the one who got down on one knee and popped the question to Vito Cammisano last week.

We're told Sam and Vito were inside St. Peter's Basilica at the time.  

It's sort of an act of defiance ... considering the Catholic church is still anti-gay marriage. 

Mazel!  


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Marshawn Lynch

All Gold $1,000 Dollar Cleats

... To Stomp The Packers

1/16/2015 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The Packers D could have gold tracks across their asses Sunday, cause Marshawn Lynch is rockin' some SICK $1,000 all gold cleats for the NFC title game ... and TMZ Sports has the pics.

The cleats were hand made by shoe-customizing guru Solesbysir and feature 24K gold flake paint with a RIDICULOUS gold chrome plate at the bottom ... final value $1,100 bucks.

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Marshawn had no comment on the story ... 'cause ... well, you know.

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