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Travis Tritt

Georgia Home ... ON FIRE!!!

7/29/2015 3:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Travis Tritt is singing his own song – it's a great day to be alive – because his Powder Springs, Georgia home just went up in flames. 

Firefighters responded to a 911 call from Tritt’s mother-in-law, who returned from the grocery store to an inferno. The crazy thing ... we’re told Tritt was in the main house but had no idea there was a raging fire in his backyard. 

0729-travis-tritt-SUB-TMZ-01The fire engulfed the pool house and playground. We’re told Tritt took a hose and tried holding the flames at bay until firefighters arrived. 

No one was hurt. It looks like it was weather-related .... temps have been in the high 90s. 

Tritt tells TMZ, "I would like to thank everyone for the concern earlier this afternoon."

Amber Rose

Lots Of People Say 'Conversate' ... Stupid!

7/29/2015 1:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Amber Rose knows the word "conversate" is not in the dictionary, but everyone needs to chill out. She's teaching her kid a variety of language skills, including common parlance. 

Amber is pissed at all the criticism on social media, telling friends she knows "conversate" is slang, but here's the thing -- people speak slang! So she says ... what, people aren't supposed to teach kids words like "fleek," "turnt," etc?

Amber caught flak when she posted a video of her son showing off his impressive vocab ... especially for a 2-year-old.

Sebastian's actually a little brainiac … he can already name the planets and identify types of dinosaurs. 

Props to Sebastian ... and Amber.

Demi Lovato

Dog Mauled to Death by Coyote

7/29/2015 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0729-demi-lovato-dog-cancelled-INSTAGRAM-01Demi Lovato's dog Buddy was ripped apart by a coyote ... and she's the one who made the gruesome discovery. 

TMZ has learned Demi's dog was torn to shreds Sunday ...  after a coyote wandered onto the backyard of her LA home. 

Demi was devastated saying, "We are absolutely heartbroken to be writing this but Wilmer and I are devastated to inform you that we lost our little angel Buddy last Sunday. He was taken from us way too soon in a tragic accident."

The pop singer was so stricken with grief she cancelled her "Good Morning America" appearance scheduled for Thursday. 

RIP Buddy.

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Cecil the Lion

Bones Will Become a Memorial

7/29/2015 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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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. 

Jose Canseco

I'm Going to Live as a Woman

... to Support Caitlyn Jenner

7/29/2015 10:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jose Canseco says he wants to show the world that he stands with Caitlyn Jenner -- and to prove it he says he'll be living as a woman for an entire week.  

And according to Jose ... that means full makeup, dresses, the works. 

Canseco says he plans to document the whole thing on his new Internet reality show "Spend a Day with Jose" -- which will follow him around as he golfs, plays softball, poker and goes bowling ... as a woman.  

We asked Jose if he was taking the whole thing seriously -- to which he replied, "Yes. Of course."

NBA's Reggie Jackson

I Got Hate Tweets

Aimed at OTHER Reggie Jackson

7/29/2015 7:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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It's not ALWAYS great sharing a name with a sports legend ... just ask NBA star Reggie Jackson who says he got some hate tweeted his way after the OTHER Reggie cussed people out in public last week. 

Reggie -- who just signed a 5-year $80 MILLION contract with the Pistons -- was out in L.A. this week when he told us he gets confused with the MLB Hall of Famer all the time, especially on social media. 

So with Reggie (MLB) making headlines for GOING OFF on some autograph seekers in Cooperstown on Friday, Reggie (NBA) told us some angry fans accidentally spit their cyber venom his way. 

For the record, Reggie (MLB) eventually apologized for the rant ... saying, "A sincere apology for my profanity in public to all fans. Certainly not a way to communicate. Mad or not, no excuse."

BTW, Jackson is also tight with fellow NBA star Nick Young ... but the big question -- is he getting invited to the wedding??? Check out the clip. 

Erin Andrews and Jarret Stoll

Date Night Out

With Every Paparazzi Who Ever Lived

7/29/2015 7:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Erin Andrews and Jarret Stoll  want the ENTIRE WORLD to know things are copacetic between them now ... 'cause they stepped out in L.A. last night ... at the city's most photographed restaurant.

TMZ Sports has video of Erin and Jarrett out last night at Craig's ... a West Hollywood hotspot that is CRAWLING with paps on a nightly basis because of it's A-list celebrity clientele.

Bottom Line -- you don't go to Craig's unless you want to be seen. 

The couple was mum going in and coming out of the joint ... but this is the most public they've been since Jarret's arrest on drug charges earlier this year ... so you gotta think they were making a statement.

Godspeed guys, don't ever change.  

Hulk Hogan:

Gawker Leaked N-Word Story

... They Should Be Jailed

7/29/2015 6:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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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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'GOT' Star Nathalie Emmanuel

Fan Drops $55k at Nightclub

... But Fails to Impress

7/29/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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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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Boxing Star To Russell Wilson

Your Boxing's Bad

... But I Can Help You

7/29/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0728-kid-chocolate-russell-wilson-GETTY-01We got bad news and good news for Russell Wilson ...

The bad news? Boxing star Peter Quillin tells TMZ Sports he's seen Russell box ... and the Super Bowl champ is less than impressive in the squared circle. 

The good news? Peter says that he's willing to personally get in the ring with Russell to help him become un-sucky. 

We spoke to Quillin ... and the former middleweight champ tells us he checked out some of the boxing videos that Russell's been posting to social media ... and he's FAR from impressed.

"They're just going through the motions, he needs to learn proper technique."

He's not the only one ... since Russell uploaded the clip, people have been killin' him on social media wondering how a guy who's so athletic can look so ... not. 

Peter says all hope isn't lost ... telling us he trains plenty of celebrities in the pugilistic arts and would be more than willing to help Wilson ... all Russy has to do is ask. 

"I train my wife, Melo, Curtis Martin, and Shia LeBeouf ... if Russell wants to do the same he should call me up ... I'm here for you Russ."

Russell, take the help ...  you never know who you'll run into in the Future.

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Blake to Miranda

Your Crap's On the Porch

7/28/2015 8:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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11:00 AM PT -- Sources connected with the former couple say Blake had no beef.  The stuff on the porch are things Miranda didn't want anymore and she said give it to charity or whoever Blake wanted.

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Blake Shelton is ridding himself of all things Miranda ... because he's removed all her junk from his Oklahoma home.

Sources connected to Miranda confirm it is indeed her stuff that now sits on the front porch of Blake's Oklahoma ranch.

It looks like every other garage sale in America, but some of those boots are worth real money.

One source says Blake has been gone since he filed for divorce last week, and when a ranch hand told him Miranda hadn't removed her stuff, he ordered his staff to pack up her belongings and have it taken away in a U-Haul. 

As we previously reported, Miranda's moving to Nashville and Blake will stay on the ranch.

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Lou Ferrigno

'I Love Donald Trump'

7/28/2015 9:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lou Ferrigno is a huge Donald Trump fan and wants him in the Oval Office, because he's the man who can keep our country safe. 

Lou was at LAX Monday when our photog sheepishly asked about Trump, clearly thinking Lou -- a die-hard conservative -- would favor another candidate.   

Lou clearly holds no grudges ... Donald fired him from 'Celebrity Apprentice.'

DeAndre Jordan

Taunted at Vegas Pool

... With Kevin Durant

7/28/2015 7:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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DeAndre Jordan was heckled on his way out of a Vegas pool party this weekend -- with people telling him he sucks and the Clippers suck as he left Wet Republic with Kevin Durant

TMZ Sports spoke with Aloun Siharath -- a Vegas promoter who was walking with Jordan's entourage as they left the pool party at the MGM Grand ... who tells us Jordan and his pals were cool, calm and collected and never let the hecklers bother them. 

In fact, in the video you can hear people yelling for security -- but we're told the situation didn't get to a point where anyone was arrested. 

Jordan and Durant continued to party -- hitting up various nightclubs and parties ... and even hanging with former Clippers star Matt Barnes

Good news for Jordan -- the heckling was kind of like a test run for when the Clippers play in Dallas ... only it'll probably be a LOT worse. 

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