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'The Bachelor' Famous Bahamas Pigs Got Bad Vibes from 'Cranky' Chicks

32 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

When "The Bachelor" contestants hooked up with some famous pigs in the Bahamas, the pigs got the short end of the stick ... according to our swine sources. 

If you missed it Monday night, Ben and his chicks hit the Bahamian island of Exuma ... where pigs roam the beach and swim with tourists, usually quite peacefully. But some of the hogs had beef with the ladies, got aggressive, and sent the ladies squealing and running. Pretty funny stuff.

Now the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is defending its swine, saying they only got ornery because they picked up on the contestants' bad attitudes. Pigs are more sensitive than ya think, according to tourism officials. 

Important to note ... no one, human or pig, was injured and most of the girls just played "damsel in distress" -- which got Ben's attention.

We'd say it was a win-win, but it's unclear what the pigs got out of this.

Taryn Manning Accuser No-Shows for Court Case Dismissed

2/9/2016 1:02 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

020916-taryn-manning-tmzTaryn Manning's latest legal showdown with her ex-friend and makeup artist came to an abrupt ending in an L.A. courtroom.

Taryn's accuser, Holly Hartman, did not show up for Tuesday's hearing where she was attempting to get a restraining order against Taryn -- so the judge dismissed the case. 

Hartman had claimed the "Orange is the New Black" star brutally attacked her last year in New York City. Taryn denies the attack, saying she's actually the victim and is strongly considering legal action against Hartman.

Stay tuned. 

Judge to Maurice Clarett: You're On Thin Ice

2/9/2016 11:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0204-maurice-clarett-instagram-01Ex-college football superstar Maurice Clarett just struck a sweet plea deal in his drunk driving case -- but if he screws up even a little bit in the next 2 years, he'll do 57 days in jail. 

As we previously reported, the former Ohio State running back was arrested on January 3rd after cops say he was driving while intoxicated in Ohio around 1:50 PM.  

Clarett agreed to plead guilty to OVI (operating a vehicle while impaired) -- and was given a 60 day suspended jail sentence with 3 days of credit for time served. 

Here's the rub ... Clarett was also put on probation for 2 years -- and as long as he stays out of trouble, he will NOT have to serve the 57 days. 

In fact, the court spells it out for Maurice -- saying, "[Clarett] shall have no similar alcohol or drug related law violations" during his probation period ... or else. 

Clarett has also been ordered to complete a drunk driving education course and his license has been suspended for the time being.  

TMZ Sports spoke with Maurice who says the incident was a mistake -- but says he intends to learn from it and grow as a person. 

"All I can do is accept responsibility, evaluate what went wrong, take the consequences, and push forward. That's life."

"It was a poor decision. It doesn't define me."

Amber Rose & Blac Chyna Ass Carnival

2/9/2016 8:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0209_blac_chyna_amber_rose_phat_tuesday_launchAmber Rose and Blac Chyna are twinning in Trinidad where the Carnival celebrations are looking bigger than ever.

The ladies proudly displayed their assets while hosting one of the many parties going down on the Caribbean island.

We can tell you what the men of Trinidad are NOT giving up for Lent!

DMX Not Breathing, No Pulse

2/9/2016 7:21 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0209-dmx-tmz-01update_graphic_red_bar8:30 AM PT -- DMX denies taking any powder or drugs. He says all he remembers is having shortness of breath after suffering bronchitis for a couple of days.

A family member says X asked for his inhaler (for asthma) right before he fell unconscious. They were not able to get it to him in time. He's still in the hospital.update_grey_gray_barDMX was at death's door Monday night, not breathing, without a pulse and the signs point to an overdose.

It's a lot worse than the story DMX's people were putting out ... that he suffered an asthma attack.  

Yonkers cops responded to a call about an unconscious male at a Ramada Inn just after 6 PM. We're told when cops arrived DMX was on the ground in the parking lot next to a parked car. Cops quickly determined he was lifeless, not breathing with no pulse and immediately began CPR.

After a minute of CPR X's pulse came back.  

A witness on scene told cops DMX had ingested some sort of powder before lapsing into unconsciousness. Cops gave him Narcan, an antidote to narcotic ODs. DMX became "semi-conscious" and was taken to the hospital.

We're told DMX appears to be in stable condition and at this time, no criminal charges are expected.

Short story ... cops saved his life. 

Peyton Manning 'Probably Going to Retire' ... Says NFL Exec

2/9/2016 6:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

He hasn't "officially" made up his mind -- but Peyton Manning ain't coming back ... so says senior NFL exec Joe Browne.  

FYI -- Browne is a legend with the NFL ... he's been with the league since 1965 and attended 49 consecutive Super Bowls (he missed the first one in 1967). 

So, we had to ask if he had any special insight on the Peyton Manning retirement watch

We also asked how he felt about Cam Newton walking out of his news conference -- it's clear Joe's a fan of the young QB. 

Madonna Hires P.I. In Custody War Deep Concerns About Guy's Parenting Skills

2/9/2016 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0208_madonna-rocco-guy-ritchie_gettyMadonna is not relying on the paparazzi to document her son's life with Guy Ritchie in the middle of their custody war ... we're told she's hired a P.I. to get the lowdown in London first hand.

Multiple sources connected with the singer tell us, Madonna believes Guy has set no rules for 15-year-old Rocco and he's living dangerously ... not enrolled in school, hanging out in skate parks, smoking and essentially doing anything he wants. 

We're told the animosity runs deep between Madonna and Guy ... she feels strongly their son needs structure and he's unable and unwilling to provide it.

As we reported, Rocco continues to live with Guy in London and they have a court date next month in NYC to square off on custody. 

Lamar Odom Miraculous Recovery He's Back!!!

2/9/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0208_LAMAR_ODOM_TMZLamar Odom is doing so well, if you didn't know he was at death's door in October, you would never know he suffered 12 strokes and was unable to walk or speak. 

As we reported, Lamar went hiking with Kim and Khloe over the weekend. The doctors never thought they would see the day. But even more surprising ... Lamar's cognitive functions have significantly returned ... he's able to process thoughts, speak them and carry on conversations.

Lamar had significant problems recognizing people -- even family members -- for several months after he was rushed to the hospital. But now his recall is back.  

We're told Lamar's not completely back. He's still "a bit slow," and has memory lapses and sometimes has problems speaking. But the issues are subtle.

As for the hike, we're told his goal is to be able to run again. He's not there, but he's determined and believes he still has a shot at playing basketball again.

We're told Lamar's trajectory is so miraculous, he has a shot at living independently in a matter of months. 

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Michael Jordan I'm Cool w/ Crying Face Meme However ...

2/9/2016 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0208_michael_jordan_crying_AP-TwitterIt's the meme question everyone wants to know -- how does Michael Jordan feel about the crying face image that's taken over the Internet?

Finally, we have an answer ...  

A rep for the NBA legend says MJ is actually cool with the phenomenon ... telling us, "Everyone seems to be having fun with the meme." 

As everyone knows, Michael is fiercely protective of his brand -- but his rep says, "We haven’t seen anyone using it to promote their commercial interests, which is something that we’re monitoring."

Translation: you're free to continue using MJ's mug to mock people on social media. But the second you try to exploit it for cash ... you're Bryon Russell in '98 -- done. 

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Blac Chyna & Amber Rose $5k Reasons We're Different

2/9/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0208-amber-rose-blac-chyna-flyer-host-event-01Blac Chyna and Amber Rose are headed to Toronto Takeover for the NBA All-Star Weekend to host a huge event -- though only one is returning with more dough than the other.  

Sources close to the event say the two friends were hired to co-host the party at the Stadium club this Friday night -- yet Amber is pulling in $30,000 while Blac gets smaller pockets with $25,000. The $5,000 difference is because Amber Rose is a bigger draw. 

Although Blac will probably not bring her man Rob Kardashian -- we're told the promoters didn't want to shell out the $75,000 to $100,000 they think he would've wanted. 

Tix for the event range from $50 to $3,500 -- but there's a $10,000 VIP baller rate not even sold to the general public. The VIP package is only open to athletes or celebs because they'll be the ones next to Blac and Amber. 

$55,000 to co-host one night? And by co-host, we mean stand there, look pretty and party. Sounds like a win-win for both Rose and Chyna. 

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Zsa Zsa Gabor Rushed To ER After 99th Birthday

2/9/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0208-zsa-zsa-gabor-getty-01Zsa Zsa Gabor was rushed to the ER Monday ... 2 days after her 99th birthday, TMZ has learned.

Gabor was having difficulty breathing ... husband Frederic von Anhalt tells us.

Zsa Zsa's doctor came to her home and removed mucus from her throat, but it didn't cure the problem. Zsa Zsa was admitted to an L.A. hospital Monday morning.

Docs determined she has a feeding tube-related lung infection.

We're told Zsa Zsa's scheduled to undergo surgery to have her breathing tube removed.

Gabor has made frequent trips to the hospital over the last decade. Her right leg was amputated in 2011.

She hasn't been seen in public for years.

Backstreet Boys Quit Playing Games With Our Yuan! Chinese Co. Sues Promoter

2/8/2016 6:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0208_backstreet-boys-gettyThe Backstreet Boys are in the middle of a little showdown in big China -- between a concert touring company and a promoter accused of pulling a $2 million scam.

The touring company says it forked over the cash to a woman named Angela Wong, who posed as a successful promoter who'd previously brought Britney Spears over to China ... and said she could do the same with BSB.

The company says Wong promised she'd lock in the Boys for 10 concerts last March, but she eventually tried to postpone the scheduled dates. According to the suit, things really got fishy when the Backstreet Boys ended up coming to China around those dates ... but through a different promoter.

The suit says Wong gave back $640k when the company called her out, but now it's suing to get the rest of the money back ... plus damages.

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Dennis Rodman Hey Phil Jackson Here's Why I Should Coach the Knicks!

2/8/2016 6:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Dennis Rodman says he's dead serious about his pursuit of the NY Knicks coaching job -- and he just called "TMZ Sports" to make his case for the job. 

You gotta watch the whole thing on the TMZ Sports TV show on FS1 (tonight at 9PM PT, 12 ET) -- Rodman makes his pitch to Phil Jackson about why he's the right man for the job.

He's a winner, he's got serious basketball game and Dennis says the players love him -- question is ... will Phil actually pull the trigger??

Crazier things have happened ... 

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