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Rey Mysterio

Splits With WWE

After #FreeRey Campaign

2/26/2015 4:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0226-rey-mysterio-wwe-03Wrestling legend Rey Mysterio is done working for the WWE ... TMZ has learned his contract expired Thursday, and both sides have decided to part ways.

A rep for WWE tells us, "Rey Mysterio is no longer under contract with WWE."

Rey appeared in a video for a rival wrestling company in Mexico last summer ... and launched his #FreeRey campaign to get released from his WWE contract. 

Well, Rey's free now ... but not because of his campaign. To be clear ... we're told his contract just expired ... he was NOT let out of his deal. 

Sources close to Rey tell us he's excited to start working again because he's 100% healthy. Producers at MLW radio -- a wrestling podcast -- say they'll be doing a live interview with Rey ... taking place the weekend of WrestleMania 31.

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'Power Rangers' Creator

Knock It Off

With Your Van Der Beek Knockoff

2/24/2015 4:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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022415_power_rangers_primary_v4"Power Rangers" producers might morph into mighty angry plaintiffs if one fan-turned-filmmaker doesn't pull down his dark and ultra-violent spoof starring James Van Der Beek ... stat.  

Here's the deal ... producer Adi Shankar posted a badass dystopian spoof of "Power Rangers" on Vimeo, but SCG Power Rangers LLC -- the company behind the real McCoy -- caught wind and demanded it be taken down.

Shankar ... whose previous work includes "The Grey," "Lone Survivor" and "Dredd" -- isn't backing down. It's still posted on YouTube and Shankar's rep, Ash Venkatram says he'll keep it there until he gets a cease and desist. 

The film is worth a watch (while you still can) -- JVDB turns in some hardcore sword work.

Rich Dollaz

Got Big Dolla Child Support Issues

... Jailed Again

2/23/2015 1:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Rich Dollaz Arrested AgainRich Dollaz is NOT living up to his handle -- the "Love & Hip Hop" star just got busted for not paying child support ... again.

According to the Hudson County Sheriff's Office in New Jersey, Dollaz was picked up on 2 outstanding warrants. We're told one was for owing a little less than $12,000 in support -- and the other for a whopping $188,000.

Dollaz was popped on February 19 and remains in custody.

He also got arrested back in October for ... you guessed it ... failing to pay child support.

LeBron James Jr.

DOMINATION CONTINUES

Leads 4th Graders to Championship

2/23/2015 10:41 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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More insane highlights from 10-year-old LeBron James Jr. -- who led his All-Star youth basketball team to victory this weekend in one of the most prestigious tournaments in the country. 

Bronny and his Gulf Coast Blue Chips squad ran the table at the John Lucas All Star Weekend invitation-only tournament in New Orleans ... going undefeated in five games against really tough teams. 

But once again, all eyes were on Bronny ... who was just KILLIN' IT ... working an insane crossover, dribbling behind the back and hitting some deep 3s.  

"We haven't lost a game yet since Bronny joined the team in mid-December," coach Adrian Sparks tells TMZ Sports

"He's awesome. He played amazing. He averaged double digits. Bronny's just an all around good kid."

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Wiz Khalifa

Amber's So Cold

She Denied Our Kid His Birthday Party!

2/22/2015 8:13 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0222-wiz-khalifa-son-amber-rose-birthday-TWITTER-01Wiz Khalifa threw a big party Saturday for his son's birthday ... but the rapper says his 2 year-old never showed because ex-wife Amber Rose denied the kid a good time out of spite.

Wiz posted sad pics of the party with the caption, "only thing missing was Bash" -- referring to their son Sebastian

Sources close to Wiz say Amber was supposed to bring Sebastian to the party and they would celebrate his birthday together ... as parents.  Wiz says everyone was there and he's heartbroken the boy couldn't celebrate with civil parents.

Khalifa put Amber on blast,  saying, "ive never voiced my true unhappiness out of fear of the person I was with and what she would do to make me more unhappy of anyone knew."

Wiz goes on to champion father's rights, saying, "Standing up for all fathers who need, deserve, or can't find help," adding, "As a man, and a dad you'll feel like, 'I got this.'  But who got us?"  In other words, the system doesn't protect fathers.

022215_amber_rose_launchFor her part, Rose posted videos of their son before and after the party.

She's got way too many feuds going on.

Indiana Pacers

Freezing Philly Arena

[Update: Heater Not Broken]

2/20/2015 10:13 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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12:12 PM PT -- A spokesman for the stadium insists the heater is NOT  broken ... and says there's a perfectly good explanation. 

"There is NO broken heater – but we opened the garage to let buses and allow a few packages to be delivered to the stadium – and that allowed the freezing air to come into the stadium."

"It was like opening the back door and letting the record temps into the building."

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It's 14 degrees in Philadelphia ... and it seems like the heater has broken inside the Wells Fargo Center -- so the visiting Indiana Pacers are warming up in full sweats and winter gear. 

Unclear when the heater crapped out ... but multiple team sources tell us the same thing -- "It's f**king freezing in here."

One player tells TMZ Sports, "It's like we are outside playing ball ... this ain't cool."

Pacers' star Paul George is at the stadium ... and tweeted, "Crazy my guys have to practice under these conditions in philly! #CutThatHeatOnDamnIt."

The game is scheduled to begin in less than 6 hours ... and as far as we know, the game is scheduled to go on as planned. 

#Bringaparka

Porn Star Tory Lane

Goes Nuts on Delta

2/20/2015 10:16 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0220-tory-lane-brazzers-01A top porn star went nuts on a Delta flight and ended up in jail after attacking the flight crew and a cop.

Tory Lane -- who ironically starred in an XXX flick called "When Porn Stars Attack" -- was flying from ATL to LAX Wednesday night when she apparently got rip-roaring drunk, argumentative and then physical. She was allegedly screaming and kicking people on the plane, to the point where she had to be physically restrained during the last 45 minutes of the flight.

Once on the ground, cops boarded the plane and she allegedly assaulted one of them. The story was covered Thursday, but we just found out the passenger was a multiple AVN award winner.

Lane never made it to the baggage claim. She went directly to the hospital and then jail, where she was booked for battery on a police officer and drunk in public. She's since been released.

Suge Knight

Shooting Injuries Lead to Medical Emergency

Robbery Case Delayed Again

2/19/2015 9:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0218_suge_knight_IN-COURT-TMZSuge Knight's body keeps rejecting court dates -- he was just rushed from a courthouse to a hospital ... and we've learned the problem is a stomach issue related to last summer's nightclub shooting.

Suge never made it into the courtroom for his robbery case. The judge announced that he'd been transferred from jail to the courthouse, but suddenly fell ill ... and had to be taken by ambulance to a hospital.

Suge's attorney David Kenner tells TMZ ... the rap mogul's been dealing with bleeding in the stomach. Kenner says he met with Suge Wednesday, and he was complaining about the stomach pain. He says there have been multiple ongoing heath issues all related to Suge getting shot six times at 1Oak Nightclub in August.

The medical emergency led to the 2nd delay in proceedings for the robbery case he and Katt Williams are facing. They're accused of taking a camera from a paparazzo in Beverly Hills.

The judge said Katt will be in court later Thursday to face the robbery charges. 

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'Up In Smoke' Actress

June Fairchild Dies from Cancer

2/19/2015 8:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0219-june-fairchild-united-artist-01June Fairchild -- the actress best known for her iconic Ajax snorting scene in "Up In Smoke" -- has died at 68 ... and friends are hoping her former Cheech & Chong co-stars can help with her funeral costs. 

Fairchild had a big movie career in the '70s -- besides 'Smoke' ... she appeared in "Head" with The Monkees ... and "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot" with Clint Eastwood.

She's also widely credited for naming the band "Three Dog Night" ... while dating lead singer Danny Hutton

June was put in hospice care over the weekend, and died Tuesday night after a long battle with liver cancer. 

Sources close to Fairchild tell us her last few years were difficult financially. She'd been homeless for several years. We're told her friends are reaching out to Tommy Chong to see if he can pitch in for her funeral and burial expenses.

'Entourage' Creator

Rescued From Middle of Nowhere

By Big-Time Producer

2/17/2015 10:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Entourage Creator CarWhere the hell's Turtle when ya need him? "Entourage" creator Doug Ellin got stranded in the desert and had to use social media to find a knight in shining armor ... in the form of "Rambo" movie producer.

Ellin's Mercedes suffered a flat tire in the middle of the desert Sunday afternoon between Palm Springs and Los Angeles. With no spare tire, and AAA only willing to tow him seven miles, Ellin was SOL. 

So he posted a photo of the bum wheel on Instagram and in a twist of fate, Randall Emmett -- who has produced movies like "Lone Survivor," "2 Guns," and the last "Rambo" flick -- happened to see the post and happened to also be driving back from Palm Springs ... so he decided to scoop up Ellin and his fiancée in his sick Rolls-Royce.

Emmett tells TMZ, "We were all in shock that the timing worked out and we were mostly blown away by the power of social media. We couldn’t believe it."   

FYI -- Ellin's car is still in the desert, waiting to be towed. We smell a road trip for Turtle.

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Justin Bieber

SMOKES Action Bronson at Ping Pong

2/13/2015 6:04 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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021315_justin_beiber_launchJustin Bieber PRETENDED to be just another guy who tried his hand at ping pong, but it turns out he's world class, much to the dismay of Action Bronson.

Bieber was at SPiN in NYC ... a ping pong social club owned by Susan Sarandon. Bieber and Action were there for a charity NBA All-Star weekend event hosted by Tammy Brook, Rob Stone, Steve Rifkind and Fader Magazine ... DJ Khaled supplied the music. 

Action challenged Bieber, who reluctantly said, "ok," but then he kicked Bronson's ass -- 21-0!

What Bieber didn't tell anyone ... we found out he has a rider in his concert contracts requiring a ping pong table, which he plays incessantly.

The video's pretty great.

Abigail Ratchford

My 'Fifty Shades' Striptease

Got 86'd By Prince

2/13/2015 9:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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021215_abigail_ratchford_launch_v2The world is so cold and unfair, and Prince made it that way ... by forcing model Abigail Ratchford to remove her nearly naked Valentine's striptease from Instagram. 

Ratchford pulled out off all the stops for a "Fifty Shades of Grey" style Valentine's Day striptease -- which is awesome -- but unfortunately she set it to Prince's 1991 hit "Gett Off."

It's ridiculously hot, but nobody uses Prince but Prince. Sources close to Abigail tell us his label, NPG Records hunted her down and demanded the video come down immediately.

Prince notoriously scrubs unauthorized use of his music from the 'net ... and apparently there's no "smoking hot" exception. Still, 30,000 people LIKED the clip before its demise.

Abigail reposted the vid with a different song -- Janet Jackson's "Feedback" ... but it's just not the same.

Seriously, Prince ... we thought you, of all people, would appreciate a "Sexy M.F."

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Nicki Minaj & Meek Mill

Touring Together As

'Hottest Rap Couple'

2/13/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill have the sexiest plans possible for Valentine's Day -- they're hooking up to make some serious paper together ... and this weekend is just the start. 

Sources close to Meek and Nicki -- who are dating now -- tell TMZ the couple is joining forces as the "Hottest Rap Couple" for appearances in NYC Saturday night, and again in Charlotte later this month. There's also talk of putting together a world tour. 

We're told the couple wanted to do it together so they could, y'know -- make twice as much cheese touring as a package deal. Also, it's easier to hook up this way.

Although they're co-headlining ... make no mistake, Nicki's the bigger draw -- and we're told she's getting paid almost double what Meek makes. 

Of course, he still gets fringe benefits. 

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