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Avicii Family Hints at Suicide ... 'He Could Not Go On'

4/26/2018 8:50 AM PDT
Breaking News

Avicii was struggling with major issues at the time of his death ... which his family is now strongly insinuating was a suicide.

The superstar DJ, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was found dead last week in Oman, and while there's been no cause of death released ... his family just released a statement referring to his struggles to find meaning in his life once he finished touring

Here's the full statement:

Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions.
An over-achieving perfectionist who travelled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress.
When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in life to be happy and be able to do what he loved most – music.
He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness.
He could not go on any longer.
He wanted to find peace.
Tim was not made for the business machine he found himself in; he was a sensitive guy who loved his fans but shunned the spotlight.
Tim, you will forever be loved and sadly missed.
The person you were and your music will keep your memory alive.

Obviously, the passage ... "He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace" ... seems like a reference to Avicii taking his own life. Authorities have ruled out foul play in the 28-year-old's death.

Meanwhile, Avicii was commemorated in his native Sweden where a choir performed "Wake Me Up!"

Top NFL Prospect Lectured By Dad ... You're Not Paying My Bills!

4/26/2018 7:42 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

This video is pretty great!!!!

Meet Taven Bryan -- a 6' 5", 290-pound defensive tackle from Florida, who's predicted to be a 1st round draft pick! He's also super nice. 

He's out in Dallas with his family and we asked how he plans to spend some of the MILLIONS he'll get from his first big contract. 

"I might pay off my parents' bills," Bryan said. Sweet, right? 

His dad happened to hear that answer and SHOT DOWN THOSE PLANS QUICK! 

Why, you ask? You gotta watch. 

But, the moral of the story ... the entire Bryan family seems to be looking out for each other and it's pretty cool.

Good luck! 

LaVar Ball Pulls LiAngelo, LaMelo from Lithuania

4/25/2018 10:57 AM PDT
Breaking News

The great Lithuania experiment is over ... because LaVar Ball is pulling his 2 sons off BC Vytautas after just 3 months. 

LaVar told Lithuanian journalist Donatas Urbonas he's bringing both LiAngelo Ball and LaMelo Ball back to Los Angeles. 

The move comes after Vyautas announced the Ball bros would not be playing in Wednesday's game. 

LiAngelo is currently nursing an ankle injury. LaMelo has been dealing with a back issue. 

According to Urbonas, LaVar said his beef is with the coach ... and not Lithuania, the Lithuanian people, or the organization.

"We're not going to waste our time no more," Ball reportedly said ... "Coach ruined everything and he’ll have to pay the price that Melo is not coming back.”

LiAngelo has already declared for the NBA Draft -- but what happens if he doesn't get selected? He could always join LaVar's new semi-pro league

And what about LaMelo? He could join, too. 

Stay tuned ... 

Saquon Barkley My Baby Was Born ... 2 Days Before Draft!

4/25/2018 6:24 AM PDT
Breaking News

Saquon Barkley canceled a bunch of media appearances on Tuesday and now we know why ... HE JUST HAD A BABY!!!

The former Penn State running back revealed his girlfriend, Anna Congdon, gave birth to a bouncing baby girl on April 24 -- Jada Clare Barkley

"Words can’t even describe how I feel right now," the 21-year-old said on Instagram.

"You are the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Thank God for blessing me with you in my life and into my arms. I pray that I can be the best father to you and help you grow into an amazing woman. I love you so so so much."

It's a huge week for the Barkley family ... Saquon is expected to be selected in the 1st round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night. 

Congrats!!

Gigi Hadid's 23rd Birthday Party ... Struts Out a Gold Mine of Models

4/24/2018 7:00 AM PDT

Gigi Hadid was the clear standout for her 23rd birthday party this week -- but her sis and smoking hot model friends came in at a very close 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th ... you get it.

Gigi led the charge Monday night heading into an undisclosed venue in Brooklyn, where she was accompanied by her younger sister, Bella, followed by a LONG line of beauties ... including the likes of Olivia Culpo, Cara Delevingne, Amber Heard, Hailey Baldwin, Lily Aldridge, Joan Smalls, Martha Hunt and Nicola Peltz. Her parents tagged along, too.

The elder Hadid sister is coming off a fresh breakup with on-again-off-again boyfriend Zayn Malik. Nothing heals a broken heart like getting together with your girls for a golden b-day throwdown, where you turn 23 on the 23rd ... we feel better already!

Gina Rodriguez Dog Mom Of 2, Again ... Drops $2.5k On Pooch

4/24/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Gina Rodriguez just added another pooch to her dog family ... an adorable 9-week-old Havanese that cost $2.5k.

The "Jane the Virgin" actress pulled the trigger Sunday at Citipups Chelsea in New York City. We're told she came in several times last week to spend time with the dog, and then finally brought her other pooch, Casper, in over the weekend to make sure the two got along, which was a success.

Gina had another dog, Ted, that passed away about 2 years ago, so looks like she's trying to get Casper another pal while she pulls long hours on the "Jane the Virgin" set. 

The Havanese pup was neutered Monday, so Gina will be able to take him home this week once the pupper has recovered.

Prince Family Sues Hospital That Treated First Opioid Overdose

4/23/2018 5:03 PM PDT

Prince's family is taking action after it was announced no one would be criminally charged in the singer's death by suing the hospital that treated his overdose a week before he died.

Prince's family -- repped in the lawsuit by trustee Michael A. Zimmer -- just filed to sue Trinity Medical Center out of Illinois for allegedly failing to properly diagnose and treat Prince's opioid addiction before he suffered another, and ultimately fatal, overdose a week later.

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, the family claims that Trinity's action -- or lack thereof -- was a direct and proximate cause of Prince's death. They're also suing one of Trinity's doctors, Dr. Nicole Mancha, as well as an unidentified pharmacist and Walgreens employee whom they claim were involved in providing care to him in his final days. They're suing Walgreens, too, btw.

We broke the story ... Prince made an emergency landing in Moline, Illinois, where emergency responders gave him 2 shots of Narcan to save his life. He was taken to a nearby hospital at the time, which apparently turned out to be Trinity.

In regards to Walgreens, Prince's family claims the drug store chain was dispensing narcotic prescription medications to Prince for an invalid medical purpose and failed to make sure he was using the drug properly. 

Not named in the lawsuit ... Dr. Michael Schulenberg, who investigators say prescribed Prince Percocet through his bodyguard, Kirk Johnson, serving as a proxy. Schulenberg settled with the feds over that violation for a $30,000 fine. Video of Prince at Dr. Schulenberg's office was released last week, as was an entire trove of evidence acquired in his death investigation.

R. Kelly's Daughter I Feel Terrible About Sex Scandals But, He's Dad & We're Family

4/23/2018 11:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

R. Kelly's daughter is reluctantly sticking by her old man amid mounting sex abuse allegations that are reaching a breaking point ... 'cause she says that's what family does.

We got Joann Kelly -- who goes by her artist name, Buku -- in Atlanta Monday, where we asked about the ever-growing scandal surrounding her father, who's been accused of grooming young women to be "sex pets" while allegedly holding them against their will.

Joann tells us she doesn't want to speak too much on the matter, but you can tell the issue hits close to home. She does admit, though, to feeling "terrible" about the whole thing.

Seeing how Kelly's inner circle is reportedly falling apart -- his publicist, lawyer and assistant all quit last week, according to the BBC -- we ask if Joann's still close with her pops. Check out her response ... it's definitely not a ringing endorsement for Dad of the Year.

Kate Middleton & Prince William It's a BOY!!! Makes First Public Appearance

4/23/2018 5:17 AM PDT
Breaking News

9:57 AM PT -- Kate and the new bouncing royal have made their first public appearance together!

Will was also there by her side for the big reveal on the steps of the hospital. Both mom and baby have been reported to be in perfect health.

Kate Middleton has just given birth to her third child ... and it's a BOY!!!

The Duchess of Cambridge popped Monday at St. Mary's Hospital in London. The new royal was announced to weigh in at 8 lbs. 7 oz. by Kensington Palace. Prince William was at Kate's side for the birth.

As is tradition, the Town Crier announced the birth from the steps of the Lindo Wing of the hospital. The customary announcement -- complete with bell ringing and feathered cap -- was also made for Kate's other two births.

Kate and Prince William announced last September baby No. 3 was on the way but the announcement came only after the cat had been outta the bag. The royal family was seemingly forced to announce she was pregnant after canceling a public appearance due to extreme morning sickness.

She also suffered from morning sickness before giving birth to Prince George in 2013 and Princess Charlotte in 2015. Btw ... baby No. 3 will be fifth in line to the throne -- after Prince Charles, Prince William and his 2 siblings.

Congrats!!

Kate Middleton & Prince William Bets Are On Arthur For Royal Baby Name

4/23/2018 8:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kate Middleton and Prince William haven't announced the name for their newborn son yet, but there's already a bunch of people betting it'll be Arthur.

We reached out to Ladbrokes, a major UK betting company, who's been taking bets on the new royal baby name and Arthur is the clear frontrunner.

If you're wondering why Arthur ... royals are traditionally named after relatives and Arthur is commonly used in the royal family. Both Prince Charles and Prince William have Arthur as a middle name, but it hasn't been used as a first name in a while.

Check out the top contenders:

-- Arthur 6/4
-- James 5/1
-- Albert 6/1
-- Philip 6/1
-- Thomas 10/1
-- Alexander 12/1
-- Henry 12/1

Funnily enough, it’s not looking good for daddy’s namesake. William bottoms the list at 25/1.

There are some familiar names on the potential godparent list as well ... the top contender is Tiggy Legge-Bourke, Prince William's old nanny ... and Prince Harry comes in at 10/1 -- tied with Pippa Middleton, Kate’s sister. Meghan Markle is further down at 14/1. Some celebs with not such good odds? Elton John at 50/1, David Beckham at 100/1 and Donald Trump at 1000/1.

Kate and Prince William's son was born Monday morning at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. It's their third kid, second son and fifth in line to the throne.

Traci Braxton Toni is in My Rearview ... Surprise, I'm Going Solo!!!

4/23/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Traci Braxton is taking a career setback and turning it into a comeback -- after getting thrown off her sister Toni's upcoming tour ... she's opting to hit the road on her own.

Traci says she's getting a second chance thanks to a TV network that's offered to back her tour in June. She was supposed to open for Toni and Tamar on a few dates this summer, but got 86'ed due to the family drama surrounding Tamar's divorce. Tamar also got the boot eventually.

Traci says her tour's not just a surprise for her fans ... she didn't tell her sisters! Until now.

Despite all the family drama, almost all of the sisters sang on Traci's new single, "Broken Things." Tamar was the sole holdout, but Traci insists there's no hard feelings, and they're actually talking about doing a duet soon.

Sisters. Can't live with 'em, can't tour with 'em ... but it's all good.

Kourtney Kardashian I Got Goofy for My 39th At Disneyland!!!

4/22/2018 9:57 AM PDT

Kourtney Kardashian celebrated big the year before her big 4-0 ... at the happiest place on earth.

The 39-year-old and her extended brood hit up Disneyland Saturday.  Boyfriend Younes Bendjima, Kris Jenner, Corey Gamble, Mason and Penelope jumped on ride after ride and all clearly had a blast.

No sign of Kim, Kylie or KendallKhloe is still in Cleveland, although next week could provide telltale clues on whether she and Tristan Thompson are history ... if she flies back to L.A. with daughter True.

Robin Thicke Check Out the Beautiful Pic Of April Breastfeeding Our Baby!!!

4/22/2018 7:23 AM PDT

April Love Geary is clearly in love ... yeah, probably with her baby daddy Robin Thicke, but clearly with her baby Mia Love Thicke.

Robin took the pic of mother breastfeeding baby, and April proudly posted it with the caption, "MOM pic by baby daddy."

23-year-old April gave birth 2 months ago.  It's 41-year-old Robin's second child.  He has a 7-year-old son Julian with ex-wife Paula Patton.

Robin and April have been together around 4 years.  So far, no plans for marriage ... at least nothing publicly. 

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