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Justin Bieber

I'll Make Love to ...

A Newly-Engaged Couple

5/29/2015 6:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Justin Bieber is apparently taking his rendition of "I'll Make Love to You" on tour ... because he performed it again Thursday night, but this time it was just for a freshly-engaged couple.

Bieber was leaving The Grove in Hollywood Thursday night when he came across the couple who had just gotten engaged. The guy asked Justin to sing to his fiancee, and Biebs obliged ... but made the guy sing the hook.

Could the prom king and queen at Hollywood High be next?

'Brokeback Bachelors'

NAKED Showers Together

… But NO Sword Fights

5/29/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The so-called 'Brokeback Bachelors' – aka JJ and Clint -- may not be gay, but they do enjoy water sports ... as in showers. Naked. Together.  

As we first reported, the new ‘Bachelorettepromo baits viewers into thinking the guys are hot for each other ... even though they're straight. However, sources on set tell TMZ the alpha males did have a bromance because they’re ex-athletes who dig locker room style showers.

We're told JJ and Clint frequently took advantage of the mansion's communal shower ... and bro'd down with soap and suds. Yes, they drank beers together ... IN THE SHOWER. 

We're told that's what led producers to ask the guys strategic questions ... intended to build up the 'Brokeback' plot. As we told you, JJ and Clint are getting a kick out of all the attention they're getting now.

It’s all fun and games until the hot water runs out.

'Dual Survival' Star Joe Teti

Attacks Dog

Over Cat-astrophe

5/29/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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One of the stars of Discovery's "Dual Survival" injured or killed a dog on the set during the final episode ... this according to multiple sources connected with the production.

Our sources say Joe Teti, a former Green Beret, was shooting one of the final scenes when some stray cats ran across the set ... apparently fleeing from a dog. We're told the dog actually got one of the cats in its jaws, and that's when Teti went after the canine.

We can't get a straight story from the various sources, although everyone agrees at the very least Teti injured the dog while saving the cat. But some of the sources say he killed the animal.

One source says Teti has been a problem in the past, but they say it's not limited to him. As one source put it, "These survivalists all have a screw loose."

The show had already been cancelled, and we're told the dog incident made people at Discovery feel even more comfortable about their decision to pull the plug.

Jermain Taylor

Brutal Photos

Of Alleged Beating Victim

5/29/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0528-jermain-taylor-tmz-01TMZ Sports has obtained photos of the man who claims he was brutally attacked by ex-boxing champ Jermain Taylor in a rehab facility earlier this month ... and it's clear, dude got pummeled. 

As we previously reported, officials in Arkansas issued a warrant for Taylor's arrest after the May 13th incident ... in which the alleged victim was sent to the ICU of a nearby hospital for treatment. 

Sources close to the alleged victim tell us ... the man claims he was leaving dinner at the rehab center and was walking back to his sleeping area, when he encountered Taylor. 

The man claims he extended his hand to greet Taylor -- but the boxer slapped his hand away and proceeded to beat the crap out of him. 

The alleged victim underwent surgery to treat his injuries and is currently on the mend. 

Taylor's attorney says the allegations are completely frivolous. 

So far, we're told the victim doesn't plan to sue -- but is cooperating with police in the criminal investigation.

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The Abbey

Lights, Camera ... Gay Bar!!!

5/29/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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West Hollywood's most famous gay bar is ready for even more exposure ... and we're not talking about the dancers in banana hammocks -- The Abbey is getting its own reality TV show.

Sources tell TMZ a production company is currently developing a series that focuses on the fabulous employees of The Abbey -- a two-time winner of LOGO's “Best Gay Bar In The World" award, by the way.

Think "Vanderpump Rules" ... with way more flare.

We’re told shoot dates haven't been set yet -- so no rush to reserve a table -- but the production company already has a network lined up to air the show.

We know what 10% of you (according to Kinsey) are thinking, and yes ... they will be auditioning for some new employees before shooting.

If you've got abs and baby oil ... get ready.

Dad from 'Friday'

Dies from Stroke Complications

5/28/2015 4:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0528-reynaldo-rey-tmz-01Reynaldo Rey, longtime comedian and character actor, died early Thursday morning in Los Angeles ... TMZ has learned.

Rey was famous for his movie roles in "Friday," "White Men Can't Jump," and "Harlem Nights." He also appeared in tons of TV shows going back to the 80s ... such as "The Bernie Mac Show," "The Wayans Bros.," "227," and "Sanford."

His manager tells us Rey passed away in a hospital. He suffered a stroke last year ... and started suffering complications in January. He'd checked into the hospital for treatment.

We're told his wife was at his side when he died.

Reynaldo was 75 years old ... and funny as hell as Red's dad in "Friday." R.I.P.

Wale

Bryce Harper Is My Cousin

5/28/2015 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Hip-hop superstar Wale just revealed a super awesome branch of his family tree ... telling TMZ Sports Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper ... is his actual cousin.

Wale was out in L.A. when we decided to do a little D.C. sports rundown with the DMV representer, asking about the Wizards and then about Harper ... who's currently tearing up the Major Leagues.

That's when Wale dropped the bombshell that's sure to make Donald Sterling's skin crawl ... telling our camera guy that he loves Harper ... mainly because Bryce is actually his cousin!!!

Ok ... so maybe he was joking ... but maybe he's not ... why can't they be related?

Watch the clip ... and open your freakin' mind.

Allen Iverson

I'LL SOCK YOU OUT

I'm Back In Endorsement Game

5/28/2015 12:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Allen Iverson's endorsement drought is finally over -- the ex-NBA superstar just landed a brand new deal with a sock company ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Iverson was one of the most marketable guys on the planet during his heyday -- but lost a bunch of his deals during his infamous fall from grace. 

But A.I. has been on a serious rebuilding campaign recently -- appearing on morning shows and promoting a new documentary -- and now, he's got a new endorsement campaign to boot. 

The deal is with Stance -- which signed the 39-year-old to a multi-year contract to be a spokesperson alongside NBA stars Dwyane Wade, Klay Thompson, Chandler Parsons and Andre Drummond

A rep for the company tells TMZ Sports, "We're excited to welcome Allen Iverson to the Stance family, and we look forward to working closely with him."

John Wall

Kicked Off Plane In Vegas

... After Altercation

5/28/2015 11:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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NBA superstar John Wall was kicked off an American Airlines flight in Las Vegas this week ... after someone in his crew allegedly threatened another passenger ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Law enforcement sources tell us ... the Washington Wizards star had boarded a flight headed to D.C. on May 26th -- but before the plane took off, his crew got into a verbal argument with someone else on the plane and a threat was allegedly made from someone in Wall's group. 

We're told someone from the flight crew called the Las Vegas Metro Police Department for help -- and cops boarded the plane to deal with the situation. 

The alleged victim told cops he did not want to press charges -- but the pilot of the plane decided he did NOT want Wall and his crew to remain on the flight ... so they were escorted off. 

We're told Wall and his party left without further incident. 

Calls to Wall's rep have not been returned. 

John had posted a photo of his crew on the way to Vegas on May 22nd ... though it's unclear if the same guys were involved in the incident on the flight home. 

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'Teen Mom 2' Star Jenelle Evans

Turns Herself In

... With a Camera Crew

5/28/2015 10:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans has decided to face the music and turn herself in to police in South Carolina amid allegations she beat up her baby daddy.

Evans showed up to the Myrtle Beach Police Department -- with a few camera guys in tow -- Thursday afternoon after her ex-fiancé Nathan Griffith filed a police report claiming Evans punched, kicked, scratched and tried to choke him.

Evans was charged with domestic violence and is currently being processed. She got a shiny new mug shot to add to her collection.

Evan was released Thursday afternoon.

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Boxer Jermain Taylor

Arrest Warrant Issued ...

Over New Alleged Attack

5/28/2015 9:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0528-jermain-taylor-instagramFormer boxing champ Jermain Taylor is a wanted man -- TMZ Sports has learned an arrest warrant has been issued after JT allegedly attacked a man at a rehab center. 

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Department in Arkansas tells us the warrant was issued this morning. Taylor is suspected of 2nd degree battery. So far, he is NOT in police custody. 

As for the backstory ... law enforcement sources tell us Taylor allegedly attacked another patient at a rehab facility in Little Rock on May 13th ... knocking the man to the floor. 

We're told the alleged victim was transported to a nearby hospital -- and was treated in the intensive care unit. 

Taylor has been in rehab on a court order since March following a string of disturbing incidents -- including an altercation at a parade where Taylor allegedly pulled a gun on a family and another incident where he shot his cousin.

Taylor's attorney Christian Alexander says he believes the complaint is "frivolous" -- and says he's already spoken with witnesses who believe the whole thing is a shameless attempt to shake down a famous athlete.

Story developing ... 

'The Bachelorette'

Brokeback Bachelors

Are NOT GAY

5/28/2015 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The Bachelorette's big gay event -- the so-called "Brokeback Bachelor" moment where 2 of the guys fall in love with each other -- is missing something ... 2 gay guys.

TMZ has learned both guys -- Clint and JJ -- are both straight as arrows. Multiple sources tell us the 'Brokeback' promo ABC's been airing is just that ... a promo.

We're told Clint and JJ did have a bromance while trying to woo Kaitlyn Bristowe, but "nothing gay ever happened" ... not even in the shower ... as Clint mentions in the promo for next week's episode.

Our sources say both guys are in on the whole 'Brokeback' thing and "just think it's funny." They even gave producers soundbites to run with. Of course, they've also been getting a ton of attention on social media, and they love it. We're told they "think of funny things to write back to people on Twitter."

Case in point ... Clint's tweet comparing himself to Heath Ledger.

So, bottom line -- nothing gay to see here folks. Just a very effective ad. 

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Rick Ross to 50 Cent

It's Not My Fault ...

You're a Loser!

5/28/2015 9:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0528-rick-ross-50cent-tmz-01Rick Ross is getting personal in his legal battle with 50 Cent ... saying the only reason 50 sued him is to cover up the fact he's just not as famous as he used to be.

As TMZ first reported, 50 sued Ross to cover his own ass in a lawsuit he's facing over a leaked sex tape ... claiming it is Ross' fault the video was posted in the first place ... so Ross should pay, not him.

But Ross -- through his lawyer, Xavier Donaldson -- says 50's only gunning for him in "another attempt to draw attention to his descending entertainment career and one of several desperate, last minute attempts he's made to avoid and deflect legal and financial responsibility for his own actions."

Damn.

Donaldson says he's yet to be served with the suit, but plans to fight it aggressively.

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