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Khalid Jumps Through Hoops To Adopt New Puppy

11/21/2017 11:14 AM PST
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Khalid just got himself a new dog -- but the adoption was no walk in the park ... not even close.

Sources close to the adoption tell TMZ Khalid got put through the ringer Saturday -- with a 4-hour long interview and vetting process at L.A.'s Bark n' Bitches. 

We're told BNB had the R&B singer fill out extensive paperwork and provide references to make sure he was up to the task -- considering he's only 19 and constantly touring the country. Lucky for Khalid, we're told his manager offered a glowing reference on the spot, and he was approved.

In the end, he walked out with a 9-week-old pit bull mix named Roxy. We're told his total cost was several hundred bucks ... including treats, tags, toys and a bed.

Puppy love ain't cheap or fast.

Terry Glenn Dies In Car Crash ... Passenger Survives

11/20/2017 7:31 AM PST
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Former NFL wide receiver Terry Glenn died in a car crash in Texas, officials confirm. He was 43. 

We're told Glenn was in a single-car accident early Monday morning and was ejected from his vehicle. By the time officials responded to the crash site, it was clear Glenn had passed. He was pronounced dead on arrival. 

Glenn had a passenger in his vehicle -- we're told it was his fiancee -- but she survived the crash. She's currently being treated at the ICU of a local hospital. 

We're told officials plan on doing a full autopsy, including toxicology, to see if they can get more information on what led to the crash. 

Glenn was the 7th overall pick in the 1996 NFL Draft -- taken by the New England Patriots after an impressive run at Ohio State.

He went on to play 12 seasons in the NFL -- with the Patriots, Packers and Cowboys.

Terry also famously caught Tom Brady's very first TD pass in 2001.

Story developing ...

Venus Williams Expensive Purses Targeted ... In $400k Burglary

11/17/2017 7:27 AM PST
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The scumbags who broke into Venus Williams' Florida home made off with 16 very expensive designer purses valued around $400,000 ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

As we previously reported, Williams told police her house was hit between Sept. 1 and Sept. 5 -- while she was in NY competing in the U.S. Open. 

We're told at least some of the bags were Hermes -- the company that makes the Birkin bags which can cost a fortune

One source tells us Williams is also reported missing nearly 200 photos and some jewelry after the heist -- though the exact details are still unclear. 

The good news for Venus ... she's roughly earned $40 mil in tennis prize money over the years -- and that doesn't include the massive haul she's likely raked in from endorsements. 

Look, it sucks to be burglarized ... but she's gonna be okay. 

Jennifer Hudson Splits With Fiance Who Says She's Afraid She'll Lose Custody

11/16/2017 8:58 PM PST
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Jennifer Hudson and fiancé David Otunga have split after nearly 10 years -- and Jennifer was granted a restraining order -- but David's attorney says it's only because Hudson's afraid to lose their kid.

Otunga's attorney, Tracy Rizzo, tells us, "David Otunga has been trying to negotiate the terms of an amicable parenting agreement with Ms. Hudson for several weeks now. However, when it became apparent to Ms. Hudson that Mr. Otunga would be the parent granted residential care of the child, as a result of Mr. Otunga being the child's primary caregiver while Ms. Hudson pursues her career all over the world, Ms. Hudson decided to file a meritless Petition for Order of Protection in an effort to gain an unfair advantage in the custody dispute."

Rizzo continues, "As a result of Mr. Otunga's career in the WWE, Ms. Hudson felt that she could give an award winning performance in court to portray herself as the victim. Mr. Otunga has never abused or harassed Ms. Hudson or their son."

In a statement to People, Hudson's rep says Jennifer requested the protective order, "in the best interest of their son." The statement never accuses Otunga of getting physical with Hudson, but we're told Otunga wanted to make it clear, he never touched her.

Hudson and the former WWE star got engaged in 2008 after less than a year of dating -- soon after welcoming their son, David Daniel Otunga Jr. -- the two never officially tied the knot.

Lil Peep Fans Obliterate Rapper's Merch ... But There's a Big Problem

11/17/2017 12:50 AM PST
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Lil Peep's entire online store was cleaned out by fans hours after his death ... and those lucky enough to get their clickers on some gear from other suppliers could be waiting a long, long time.

Peep was was found dead on his tour bus Wednesday of a suspected OD and his fans flocked to the rapper's online store and other retailers for mementos. 

Most of the merch was scooped up immediately and some of those who scored merch were notified shipments would be significantly delayed. From what we're hearing, they don't have the inventory and are scrambling to make good on the orders. 

As for what was sold ... posters, hats, hoodies, windbreakers, t-shirts, and other stuff ranging from $30 to $60.

Fan loyalty never dies.

History Channel's 'Vikings' Cast Grants Sick Kid's Wish ... Be Ragnar for a Day!

11/17/2017 12:10 AM PST
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The folks who play deadly vikings on the hit History Channel show are actually softies at heart -- 'cause they turned a sick little boy into their fearless leader for a day.

Many members of the "Vikings" cast and crew helped grant the wish of a 7-year-old in Ireland this week who's got stage 4 cancer. His name is Max, and he's part of Aoibheann's Pink Tie foundation -- a similar institution to the U.S.'s Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Production folks tell TMZ Max was told he only has a few months left to live, and his dying wish was to be Ragnar for a day -- the main character on the show. Some cast and crew caught wind of this, and decided to help him out by bringing him on set. 

Before long, Max was turned into a mini Ragnar -- with a whole "Vikings" costume and everything. We're told his makeup and hair were actually done by the show's crew.

Max got to hang with a lot of the big players from the series -- which is currently filming in Ireland -- while Skyping with others. He also got to kick some ass, viking-style.

From what we can tell, the real Ragnar would be proud. 

Sylvester Stallone Denies Claim of Sexual Assault on 16-Yr-old ... 'It Never Happened'

11/16/2017 12:44 PM PST
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Sylvester Stallone is vehemently denying an allegation he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl back in 1986 while he was in Las Vegas.

The claim is based on a police report in which the alleged victim said Stallone, who was 40 at the time, invited her up to his room at the Las Vegas Hilton. She claims he had sex with her, and then asked if she'd ever had sex with 2 men at the same time.

According to the police report, published by the Daily Mail, the girl claimed Stallone's bodyguard then came out of the bathroom and she was forced to perform oral sex on him and Stallone. She claims Stallone threatened to "beat her head in" if she told anyone.

Stallone's spokeswoman Michelle Bega tells TMZ ... "This is a ridiculous, categorically false story. No one was ever aware of this story until it was published today, including Mr. Stallone. At no time was Mr. Stallone ever contacted by authorities or anyone else regarding this matter."

The girl did not want to press charges because she was scared and humiliated, and reportedly signed a "no prosecution" form.

It's not uncommon, especially with a minor involved, for police and prosecutors to pursue a case without an alleged victim's cooperation. However, Las Vegas PD tells us they could not go forward in this type of case when the victim is refusing to cooperate and move forward with charges.

Stallone's rep is adamant ... "It never happened."

Lil Peep Dead at 21 Tour Bus Overdose Suspected

11/16/2017 5:13 AM PST
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New York rapper Lil Peep, whose lyrics were laced with drug references, has died of a suspected overdose on his tour bus ... TMZ has confirmed.

Lil Peep's body was found on the bus Wednesday night outside a club called The Rock in Tucson. He was scheduled to perform there. Law enforcement tells us his manager went to check on him around 8:50 PM and found him dead. We're told there was drug paraphernalia around him, and evidence of a possible overdose, and it was likely he'd taken Xanax.

Peep had posted a photo earlier in the day with what appeared to be prescription pills on his tongue and the caption, "fucc it."

Peep was an up-and-comer whose emo lyrics -- sometimes rapped, sometimes sung -- attracted several celebs in and out of the music biz. He and Bella Thorne had hooked up back in September.

Post Malone immediately reacted to his death on social media. 

DJ Marshmello had toured with Peep, and said they'd just been talking about doing music together.

Peep, whose real name was Gustav Ahr, had just released his debut album, "Come Over When You're Sober (Part One)" in August.

He was just 21.

RIP

Glenn Frey Eagles Legend Left Everything to Wife

11/15/2017 11:12 AM PST
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Glenn Frey -- the late co-founder and guitarist for the Eagles -- left everything behind to his wife ... according to legal docs obtained by TMZ.

Frey's will lists Cindy Millican -- to whom he was married for more than 25 years -- as sole heir to his fortune. He also named her executor of the will ... leaving her responsible for distributing his personal items like jewelry, clothing and furnishings based on his wishes.

According to the docs ... Glenn suggested famed Eagles manager Irving Azoff and attorney Barry Greenfield serve as co-executors if, for some reason, his wife can't serve.

The will lists assets of $100,000 ... but, obviously, Frey had much, much more dough than that. The doc describes a family trust, which likely contains the bulk of his wealth. 

We broke the story ... Frey died in January 2016 of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia. He was survived by Cindy and their 3 kids. Only one of them is a minor.

There is a bit of bookkeeping as well ... in the docs, Cindy says she doesn't have the original will, just a copy. She has to disclose that to the court, but it shouldn't be an issue ... unless someone contests the will, and no one's expecting that.

Melissa Etheridge No Jail in Border Drug Bust ... Plea Deal Struck

11/15/2017 9:11 AM PST
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Melissa Etheridge can keep on smiling' -- she made a plea deal in her marijuana possession case that keeps her out of jail.

Burke County State attorney Amber Fiesel tells TMZ ... Melissa pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, a Class B misdemeanor. She'll pay $1,000 in fines and fees and get 6 months of unsupervised probation. If she keeps her nose clean during that time, the case will be tossed.

Prosecutors wanted Melissa to submit to drug testing, but the judge shut that down after hearing Melissa has a medical marijuana card in Cali to treat her cancer-related pain.

As we reported ... Melissa's tour bus was stopped near the U.S.-Canada border in North Dakota back in August, and a K-9 detected her marijuana oil.

Giancarlo Stanton Wild Bday Turn Up ... With Wiz, G-Eazy & Lexy Panterra!!

11/13/2017 1:29 PM PST
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Pay attention, normies -- here's how you turn up for your birthday if you're worth over $300 MILLION like MLB superstar Giancarlo Stanton (even though you're probably not).

Stanton turned 28 on Nov. 8, but celebrated this past Friday at Hyde in West Hollywood with rap stars Wiz Khalifa and G-Eazy ... plus a bunch of hot chicks with signs spelling out his name, 'cause why not??

But the slugger's rumored boo Lexy Panterra was MVP of the night -- serenading the b-day boy with a booty-ful rendition of her new song, "So Good."

FYI, Giancarlo and Lexy spawned all kinds of hookup rumors after they got half naked together in a music video ... and this Marilyn Monroe-esque performance won't do anything to calm that down.

Happy belated, young stud.

Kevin Spacey Former TV Anchor Says 18-Year-Old Family Member 'Sexually Assaulted'

11/8/2017 6:24 AM PST
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A former Boston TV news anchor is about to hold a news conference, pointing the finger at Kevin Spacey for allegedly sexually assaulting an 18-year-old family member.

Heather Unruh's story is different because of the timing.  We've learned the alleged incident occurred at a bar on Nantucket Island in 2016. Our sources say the alleged victim reported the incident to police by phone sometime this year ... he lives out of state. We have not been able to confirm if police investigated.

Heather Unruh tweeted last month -- before the Spacey story broke -- "The #weinsteinscandal has emboldened me -- #truth time ... I was a Kevin Spacey fan until he assaulted a loved one. Time the dominoes fell."

Unruh and her lawyer, Mitchell Garabedian -- who btw was prominently featured in the Academy Award winning movie "Spotlight" as the lawyer who helped unravel the Boston Archdiocese's child sex abuse scandal and portrayed by Stanley Tucci -- will speak at the news conference at 11:30 AM ET. We'll be livestreaming.

We reached out to Spacey's lawyer ... so far no word back.

Harvey Weinstein Report NYC Case Being Presented to Grand Jury D.A. Disputes Story

11/7/2017 10:46 AM PST
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11:15 AM PT -- A senior member of the D.A.'s office tells TMZ the Grand Jury story is "100% false."

A criminal case against Harvey Weinstein in New York City is reportedly being presented to a grand jury very soon ... this after he was accused of raping an actress.

Manhattan District Attorney, Cy Vance, is expected to take a criminal case against Weinstein to a grand jury next week in an attempt to indict the fallen movie mogul ... this according to WNBC. Vance declined to comment.

The news come about a week after actress Paz de la Huerta accused Weinstein of raping her in NYC in 2010 ... and the NYPD launching an investigation. The NYPD's Chief of Detectives said last week an arrest was imminent, but the D.A. walked that back.

Weinstein is under investigation by a number of other law enforcement agencies, all tied to alleged sexual misconduct.

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