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Ernie Reyes Jr.

'Ninja Turtles' Star Hospitalized

... My Kidneys Are Shot

6/11/2015 3:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0611-ernie-reyes-treatment-tmzFormer action star Ernie Reyes Jr. -- who famously played Keno in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II" -- is "fighting for his life" after suffering from kidney failure ... this according to his family. 

Reyes Jr. was huge back in the day -- starring as Tai in "The Last Dragon," Prince Tarn in "Red Sonja" ... and he was the main character in "Surf Ninjas." 

He later transitioned into MMA -- and went 3-0 in Strikeforce.  

Now, 43-year-old Reyes Jr. is hoping for a kidney transplant after his own began to fail back in March. Since then, he's been in and out of the hospital in Texas ... and his eyesight is failing.  

Ernie's sister tells TMZ Sports ... Reyes is in the process of getting on a transplant list -- but in the meantime, he's been receiving dialysis treatments 3 times per week.  

We're told the family has set up a fundraising page to help with medical bills and several folks from his films and TV shows  -- like stunt coordinator pals James Lew from "Rush Hour 2" and Andy Cheng from “The Rundown” -- have pitched in. 

Get well soon, man.

 

Rick Ross

Bentley Did Him In

Busted for Marijuana

6/10/2015 1:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Rick Ross was just busted in his Bentley which apparently reeked of marijuana.

Ross was rolling along in Fayette County, GA when cops pulled him over for tinted windows. Cops say when they got close to Ross' car they smelled pot, and that gave them the right to search the fancy ride.

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Cops tell us the search was fruitful, producing five "marijuana cigarettes" -- enough to hook up Ricky Rozay and take him to the pokey.

This is Ross' second pot arrest. So far, no comment from the Bawse.

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50 Cent & NBC Chairman

Eskimo Bro-Down

6/10/2015 1:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0610-50-cent-ted-harbert-INSTAGRAM-01Chelsea Handler's ears -- or some other body part -- must be burning ... 50 Cent met another guy who used to bang her, and it wasn't the least bit awkward. Kidding, it sounds totally awkward.

According to our sources, 50 was doing an interview with a NBC show when NBC Chairman Ted Harbert came up and introduced himself and added, "I dated Chelsea Handler before you."

50 posted the pic Wednesday, writing, "Me and Ted Harbert, well this is a @chelseahandler moment. We love you girl."

Good thing Ted didn't date Chelsea after 50 ... if you catch our drift.

'Queen of Versailles' Family

Victoria Was Cyberbullied

Right Before Death

6/10/2015 9:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0610-victoria-siegel-facebookVictoria Siegel was the victim of vicious cyberbullying ... which her family believes pushed her over the edge and ultimately might have led to her death.  

The Siegel family says the ex-girlfriend of Victoria's boyfriend (who we're told she met in rehab) had been sending "hateful text messages" to Victoria. They say the texts were coming from the BF's phone, and our sources say it was also happening on social media.

The family says Victoria got one of the bullying texts the morning of her death, and adds ... "While we cannot be sure, [the messages] may have affected her emotional state at a time when she was emotionally vulnerable."

We're told the family does not believe Victoria intended to kill herself ... because they were taking a family cruise this week, and Victoria rushed to get her passport in time for the trip. Instead, they're leaning toward an accidental overdose ... possibly triggered by the bullying. 

It's unclear if the family has reached out to the ex-girlfriend. The Orange County Sheriff's Office tells us the girl is not part of their investigation into Victoria's death.  

Paris Hilton

Yacht Make Out Session

With Filthy Rich New BF

6/9/2015 10:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0609-paris-hilton-splashParis Hilton can really pick 'em ... 'cause now she's hooked up with a self-made multi-millionaire, yacht-owning, jet-owning entrepreneur -- who happens to have a hot bod to match hers. 

Paris showered on a yacht off the coast of Spain and then made out with Thomas Gross. The couple had just finished jet-skiing, so what the hell else was left to do but suck face?

Sources tell us they met in Cannes a few weeks ago, and they've been inseparable ever since -- jet-setting to Cabo, Zurich, and Ibiza ... where the 39-year-old owns a massive villa. 

P's about to start her summer DJ residency there, which she's been doing for the past couple of summers, and we're told she'll be staying at his pad.

You can already hate Thomas because he gets to be all over Paris in (and out of, presumably) that swimsuit, but if you need another reason ... he's reportedly worth at least $200 million. 

Oh, and here's six more reasons to say FML! Seven, if you look closely.

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Ray Rice

Training His Ass Off

At Elite Fitness Center (Video)

6/9/2015 7:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ray Rice is clearly expecting to return to the NFL -- training every single day at an exclusive athletic facility in Connecticut ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

The former Baltimore Ravens running back is a regular at the BlueStreak Sports Training Center in Stamford, CT ... and we're told he's been impressive with speed and footwork drills. 

We're told Rice has been at the center for the past "few months." 

Rice is eligible to play in the NFL again after serving his suspension for the domestic violence incident -- but the question now ... is there a team that will actually take a chance on Rice? 

Stay tuned ... 

The Game

Jeep For Me ...

Surprise Jeep For You!!

6/7/2015 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The Game surprised his personal assistant LoLo with the ultimate birthday gift – a brand spanking new whip ... and her reaction takes the cake.

We're told the rapper shelled out $200k on two customized 2015 Jeep Wranglers ... souped up by R.D. Whittington at Scottsdale Sports Car Group. Game kept a red whip for himself, and gave his wingwoman a fully-loaded white one.

If the price sounds steep ... consider these upgrades: 22" monster tires, 50" LED light bars, and of course ... custom leather seats and interior.

As Game puts it ... hard work and loyalty should pay off.

No, he's not hiring -- but you definitely want him to know when it's your birthday. 

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Leo DiCaprio Sues

I Didn't Knock Up Rihanna

6/6/2015 3:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0606-leonard-oops-magazineLeonardo DiCaprio may be dating Rihanna, and he's most likely even banging Rihanna -- but he absolutely did not get her pregnant ... according to a lawsuit he's filed against a French magazine.

Leo filed the suit against Oops! for its May 28 cover story ... which declares that Leo knocked up RiRi, and will not recognize the baby as his. In the docs, Leo's lawyer calls the story "pure fantasy."

Here's what's odd -- sources close to Leo tell TMZ ... his team recently contacted Oops! and informed the people running the magazine that the story was false. We're told the mag's response went something like ... yeah, we know and we don't care -- except in French.

One source tells us it's almost like the magazine wanted to be sued, possibly just to gain publicity. 

In the suit -- first reported by Gossip Cop -- Leo is demanding Oops! fork over 18,000 euros (about $20,000) in damages and attorney fees. That amount is the maximum allowed under French law. 

Chris Brown

Explosive Fight with Karrueche

... After Nightclub

6/5/2015 7:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar8:35 AM PT -- A police car pulled up outside Karrueche's house early this morning while Chris was there. Law enforcement sources tell us someone called cops to complain about the noise Chris and co. were making at her door.

We're told officers spoke to Chris and Karrueche, but there was no evidence of a crime ... so no tickets, no arrests.

update_grey_gray_barChris Brown's attempted reunion with Karrueche Tran last night did not end well -- with the singer BANGING on KT's front door after she kicked him out of her SUV. 

We're told the drama started INSIDE Playhouse nightclub ... when Chris got the V.I.P. table next to the one Karrueche was at. 

We're told KT was PISSED and left the club ... and Brown followed ... eventually weaseling his way into her SUV.  

Our sources connected to Karrueche say KT did NOT want him inside -- and dropped him off with his friends a short time later. 

Which is why she was even more upset when he showed up on her doorstep around 3:30 AM -- banging and yelling, clearly trying to get KT to open up. 

Tran ultimately left her home -- and went to the famous Norm's Diner.  Brown showed up a short time later. 

Once inside, we're told they began to argue and it escalated into a full-blown shouting match. Eventually, Karrueche left the restaurant and returned home -- without Chris. 

Bottom line -- don't expect a reconciliation any time soon. 

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Denver Broncos Owner

Son Arrested for Domestic Violence

... Wearing Broncos Shirt

6/4/2015 12:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The son of Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen was arrested for domestic violence in Colorado on Wednesday ... while wearing a Broncos shirt ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

29-year-old John Bowlen Jr. -- one of 7 Bowlen children -- is being held at the Arapahoe County jail outside of Denver on suspicion of 3rd degree assault and harassment.

According to the police report, the victim told police John was under the influence of whippets and alcohol. Whippets is slang for nitrous oxide. 

The woman -- who says she has been dating Bowlen for 10 months -- says the two were inside of John's apartment when John began acting strange and "shoved her against the wall."

The woman says she called 911, but John took the phone and hung up. 

When the operator called back, John reportedly answered and said, "This is the owner of the Denver Broncos. I am sorry. K. Nothing is wrong. This is John Bowlen."

The woman says she had been drinking alcohol earlier in the evening.

John was taken into custody for domestic violence harassment and property crimes. He's being held without bail.  

According to multiple reports, John has an MBA in sports and entertainment from the University of Denver and is in executive training with the Broncos. He is one of the frontrunners to take over the team when his father (who is suffering from Alzheimer's) steps down. 

Pat Bowlen isn't the only Broncos executive with a son who's been accused of domestic violence -- last year the son of Broncos General Manager John Elway, John Elway III, was arrested and convicted of attacking his GF during a heated argument in Arizona. 

The Denver Broncos have released a statement saying, "We are disappointed to learn of the matter involving John Bowlen ... . While this is a personal issue, he is accountable to all club and league conduct policies. As such, John will be placed on an indefinite leave of absence from the organization."

Story developing ...

NFL's Julian Edelman

PASS THE BATON

I'm Takin' Over the Orchestra

6/4/2015 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Tom Brady ain't the only Patriots star who gets to lead ... 'cause star wideout Julian Edelman took his turn calling the shots last night ... conducting the world famous Boston Pops orchestra.

Edelman took over the Symphony Hall stage late Wednesday for the 34th annual "President At Pops" fundraiser and led the orchestra in a grand finale of "Stars and Stripes Forever."

We're told Edelman actually took his gig pretty seriously ... meeting up with veteran conductor Keith Lockhart earlier in the day to get a few pointers.

This isn't the first time a big sports star has picked up a baton for the Pops ... Shaquille O'Neal took on the task back in 2010 and we gotta say ... he left some pretty big (size 22) shoes to fill.

FYI -- We're told Julian did a great job ... the only question left is when is it gonna be Gronk's turn?

Check out the vid.

WNBA's Brittney Griner

My Wife Is Preggo!

6/4/2015 10:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0604-brittney-griner-glory-johnson-instagram-01WNBA superstar Brittney Griner is going to be a mom ... 'cause her WNBA wife Glory Johnson has announced she's got a bun in the oven. 

The couple is obviously moving quickly -- they were just married last month. 

Sources close to the couple tell us they found out just a few weeks ago -- and insist Johnson was NOT pregnant at the time of the domestic violence incident in Arizona back in April.  

Clearly, the couple used a sperm donor ... though the donor's identity has not been revealed at this point. 

24-year-old Johnson made the announcement on her Instagram page -- showing a picture of a bun in an oven ... with the caption, "#WelcomeToTheJohnsonGrinerFamily."

0604-subasset-britney-gringer-instagram2The WNBA season is set to begin Friday -- we're told Glory will NOT play this season.

No word on how this will impact her 7 game suspension stemming from her domestic violence arrest back in April. 

Sources close to the couple tell us Griner and Johnson had been planning to have a family through artificial insemination for months ... and they began trying right around the time of the wedding.  

Congrats! 

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Wrestler Robbie E

Re-Proposes to Ex-Wife

... With Brand New Ring

6/4/2015 8:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0604-robbie-impact-instagramWrestling star Robbie E -- a former contestant on "The Amazing Race" -- is ENGAGED ... to the very same woman he divorced back in 2013 ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Here's the deal ... Robbie originally married fitness pro Tara Sue back in 2011, after dating for 7 years. But their relationship fizzled and they split in 2013. 

0604-subasset-robbie-impact-instagramRobbie dated another woman, fellow TNA Wrestling star Brooke Tessmacher, and the two appeared on 'Race' together last year ... but THEY broke up before the end of production. 

Robbie says part of the reason he broke things off with Brooke was because he still had feelings for Tara. So they started dating again in December ... and we're told things have been great. 

Which brings us to last night, when Robbie proposed to Tara (again) in the basement of their NJ home ... which he had decorated with tea lights that spelled out, "Will you marry me?"

She said, "Yes" ... and now has a SECOND engagement ring -- since Robbie wanted a new diamond to symbolize a fresh start. 

"True love always has a happy ending," Robbie tells us. 

As for the wedding, no word on when the two will tie the knot -- but Robbie says they're leaning toward having a very small, low key ceremony. 

Congrats! 

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