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'Dr. 90210' Robert Rey

I Punched a Guy

For Squeezing My Nuts

3/1/2015 2:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0301-robert-rey-ball-grab-INSTAGRAM-01"Dr. 90210" Robert Rey claims he was assaulted by a drunk dude in Brazil this weekend ... and the guy grabbed him by the nuts so hard the reality star says his testicles are STILL inflamed.

The doctor was dining at a restaurant Saturday in Campina Grande when he claims a man asked him to snap a pic. Rey obliged, but the man groped his crotch out of nowhere ... calling him "Dr. Gay."

Rey, who studies martial arts, says he defended himself by punching the guy twice in the jaw, and then took him down with a kick. His scrap with the guy sparked a drunken brawl between several other people in the restaurant, but Rey stayed out of it.

The reality doc says he didn't call cops and doesn't want to press charges because, "I was young and also did youth nonsense!"

Rey posted a picture of the nut job to prove he was justified in defending his family jewels.

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Michelle Rodriguez

Note to Minorities ...

Stop Stealing White Superhero Roles!!

2/28/2015 8:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Michelle Rodriguez has a different take in the lack of diversity in Hollywood ... she thinks it's ridiculous to make things right by making superheros less white.

Rodriguez was cruising out of Katsuya Friday night when she shot down rumors she's in talks to play the Green Lantern ... while also throwing shade at minorities who play white superheroes.

Michelle has evidence it's happening.   Cases in point ... Michael B. Jordan as the Human Torch, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury ... and the online campaign for Idris Elba to become Bond.

Rodriguez' beef seems to revolve around the lack of creativity.  Check out the video.  It's interesting.

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2:16 PM PST -- Michelle just posted an apology video on Facebook directed towards anyone who took offense ... then offered up a more detailed explanation of what she was trying to say.

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Aaron Hernandez

Gas Station Dance Party

Before Odin Lloyd Murder

2/26/2015 8:27 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Aaron Hernandez was in one helluva good mood in the hours before Odin Lloyd was murdered ... dancing on his way into a local gas station ... and it was all captured on video.  

The video was shot around 2AM on June 17, 2013 ... about 90 minutes before officials say Lloyd was murdered. 

Prosecutors believe the video plays a key role in the timeline ... connecting Hernandez with the car that Lloyd got into a short time later ... the same car that was seen driving into the secluded area where Lloyd's body was found later that day. 

Prosecutors also say the video shows Hernandez buying gum inside the gas station -- gum that officials say also connects Aaron to the murder. 

'Jane the Virgin' Star

Mayweather Ticket Prices Are Insane!

2/22/2015 10:47 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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022215_gina_rodriguez_launchWith cheap tickets going for around $4,000-a-pop, even the rich and famous are thinking twice about going to the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight ... including "Jane the Virgin" star Gina Rodriguez.

Besides the fact it's going to be the biggest "who's who" event of the year, Gina also happens to be a huge boxing fan ... and her father was a famous boxing referee (who worked the last Pacquiao fight).

But when we saw Gina out yesterday, she told us it's just too rich for her blood ... and with dad having retired, she doesn't even have the hookup anymore!!

FYI -- some experts believe ringside seats to the fight could go for anywhere from $50k to $100k on the secondary market.

... and that doesn't even include a hotel room -- which are already selling out like crazy!!!

Charlie Sheen

Dead Again

In 'Men' Finale

2/20/2015 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

022015_two_and_a_half_men_launch_v4Chuck Lorre and the folks at "Two and a Half Men" used the finale to rip on Charlie Sheen all episode long … and then gruesomely kill him … all because Charlie wouldn't do as he was told.

Long story short, the show set up a scenario where Charlie's character wasn't really dead. In the final scene, a man who looks like Charlie (seen only from behind) shows up at the house ... but is killed by a falling piano, much to the delight of Lorre. 

Lorre's infamous vanity card explained the show wanted Charlie to return for real in the finale, but Sheen refused. Lorre claims Sheen instead wanted a heartwarming scene to set the stage for a spin-off show with Jon Cryer.

Lorre was having NONE of that, but watch -- he still copped Sheen's catchphrase to close the show.

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Russell Simmons

Geraldo's an Attention Whore

He Hasn't Done S**t to Help Black People

2/19/2015 6:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Russell Simmons is laughing off Geraldo Rivera's accusation that Simmons is hurting the black community -- as the ravings of a man who's desperate for attention after losing "Celebrity Apprentice."

If you missed it ... Geraldo attacked Simmons for spreading hip-hop culture which he believes cuts them off from mainstream jobs. 

Simmons isn't losing any sleep, telling us Wednesday in Hollywood ... "After losing, he needs to just talk to get himself relevant." 

Watch, there's a lot more -- including Russell's response to Geraldo calling him a "dear friend."

Hint: Would a dear friend say Geraldo "hasn't done s**t to help people" -- or intentionally mispronounce his name ... repeatedly? Yeah, that's what we thought. 

Alex Rodriguez

I'M SORRY I CHEATED

... Again

2/17/2015 10:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0217_alex-rodriguez_getty_2Alex Rodriguez is begging for Yankees fans to forgive him ... again ... penning a handwritten apology in which he "take[s] full responsibility" for pumping himself full of performance-enhancing drugs. 

In the letter, addressed "To the Fans" ... A-Rod says, "I take full responsibility for the mistakes that led to my suspension for the 2014 season."

0217-WITHOUT-SWIPE-alex-rodriguez-apology-letter-SUB-TWITTER-01"I regret that my actions made the situation worse than it needed to be. To Major league baseball, the Yankees, the Steinbrenner family, the Players Association, and you, the fans, I can only say I'm sorry."

He adds, "I accept that many of you will not believe my apology or anything that I say at this point. I understand why and that's on me."

"I'm ready to put this chapter behind me and play some ball."

FYI -- Rodriguez first confessed to juicing in 2009 ... saying he used steroids in 2001, 2002 and 2003. 

Then in 2013, MLB investigated Rodriguez again ... and found he was using PEDs. He was ultimately suspended for the entire 2014 season. 

Jennifer Lopez Sued

Casper's Dog Is Terrorizing Me

... Says Neighbor

2/13/2015 3:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0213_dog_injury_launchJennifer Lopez and Casper Smart are officially reuniting in court -- the woman who was bitten by one of Casper's dogs is suing both of them ... and her injuries are pretty graphic.

In the lawsuit, Andrea Ashley -- one of JLo's neighbors -- says she was getting out of her car back in December ... when Smart's boxer named Bear mauled her left arm and hand ... leaving her with broken bones and cuts. She's included photos of her bloodied limb in the suit.

Ashley says, right after the attack ... Casper walked out of JLo's house wearing only pajama bottoms and came over to apologize. That's interesting because Casper and Jennifer had broken up several months before the attack. As we reported ... J.Lo's people told us the dogs were only at her house for a visit with her kids. Apparently, Casper was visiting too. 

Ashley says this wasn't the first attack -- Bear also escaped through a hole in JLo's fence and attempted to attack her in April. She says only her gardener saved her from getting mauled that time.

In the docs, Ashley says Casper called her, apologized, and offered to pay all of her medical bills. As for why she's suing Lopez ... Ashley says Jennifer bears some responsibility because the dog is escaping through her fence.

Further, she says Bear has remained at Jennifer's home since Jan. 8 ... and she's afraid he could get out again. Animal Control told us Bear was quarantined at Casper's home since the attack. 

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Brazil's Ronaldo

I Love Hollywood

... Maybe I'll Be an Actor

2/13/2015 6:34 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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021315_rondaldo_launchIt was lights, camera, action for Brazilian soccer god Ronaldo Thursday night -- hitting up the Hollywood club scene ... and telling TMZ Sports he's considering a career in the movies. 

Ronaldo started off at Ago Restaurant in West Hollywood -- where he told us he was in town for both business and pleasure. 

So, what's the business side of things? 

We asked if he's pursuing a career on the big screen, to which he replied (in Spanish) ... that he's thinking about it.

Moments later, the 38-year-old World Cup champ rolled on over to 1Oak nightclub on the Sunset  Strip ... and partied until the club shut down at 2AM. 

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Tom Cruise

Does Ex Factor ...

With Penelope Cruz

2/12/2015 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0212-tom-cruise-splashTom Cruise hooked up with his ex-girlfriend Penelope Cruz ... for dinner in London and left with a souvenir... -- he was caught leaving with a red lipstick stain on his cheek.

Since he's Tom Cruise ... dinner with Penelope wouldn't be hot enough -- so her pal Salma Hayek came along for the meal at Scott's in London.

No clue on who planted the smooch on Cruise -- both women were wearing red lipstick.

Now, for the buzz kill -- Penelope's married with kids now (just like Salma) so probably not a hot and heavy date night. 

Ahh, but the mammaries. They'll always have those.

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Brazil's Ronaldo

Messi Is the Greatest Player Alive

... Sorry Cristiano

2/12/2015 6:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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021215_ronaldo_luis_nazario_de_lima_launchBrazil soccer legend Ronaldo -- considered one of the greatest players EVER -- has touched down in Beverly Hills ... and last night he weighed in on the great soccer debate -- Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo.

The argument has been raging for years -- with people claiming each superstar has a valid claim to be called "The Greatest." In fact, some people have said they're the two best players of all time. 

So, when Ronaldo was leaving Madeo ... where he had the veal milanese by the way ... we had to ask if he thought Messi deserved to be called #1.

Bonus -- wanna see why Ronaldo's considered a god? Check out the clip below ... 

Charlie Sheen

Rants for Brian Williams ...

This Is a Vile Witch Hunt!!

2/11/2015 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Charlie Sheen blasting ex-girlfriends, random porn stars or TV execs, we expect, but now he's unleashing his fury ... IN SUPPORT OF BRIAN WILLIAMS!!

Charlie just contacted us -- and he's pissed off about Williams' 6 month suspension from NBC Nightly News ... over his embellished army helicopter ride in Iraq.

He says he is a loyal viewer, and although he doesn't know Williams personally -- he felt compelled to unload. Not sure this is the kinda defense Brian wants, but here it is: 

Dear Mr. Williams, Sorry to bother you during this most surreal, unjust and mercurial moment in your awesome life. First off, THANK YOU, for 24 years of inimitable professionalism and top shelf brilliance, as a stone cold passion driven and (PERFECTLY) fact based journalist.

Secondly, Thank you "squared" for delivering not only the news on a nightly basis, (PERFECTLY) to myself and my family. But for every other person alive, (with a TV) who relied and still do, on your poetic, insightful and NOBLE sacrifices, that made our longest nights shorter, and our shortest nights safer.

You good sir, are a hero in my "Entire Library"

Lastly; you are clearly the victim of a transparent and vile witch hunt! Erroneously "staged" by hooligans, non coms, cowards and oligarchs, who's only desperate and hideous goal is to discredit the genius that they relied on for almost 3 decades!

Now and forever you are a true Patriot and a Hero of mine until the day i leave this star crossed imperfect Rock we call Earth...

Mr W: respect love hi 5's and refuge! (if you need it!) I remain humbly and on dangerous standby at your service.... I am; the MaSheen....

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Aaron Hernandez's Fiancee

Judge Grants Immunity

In Exchange for Testimony

2/10/2015 11:54 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Aaron Hernandez's fiancee has been granted immunity in exchange for her testimony in the former NFL star's murder trial ... but the extent of her protection is a big question mark.  

The judge in the Odin Lloyd murder trial just announced an "endorsement for immunity to Shayanna Jenkins."

In the past, prosecutors have accused Shayanna of disposing of possible evidence at Hernandez's request ... after Odin's murder. 

Now here's the mystery -- the judge has sealed the record ... so it's unclear how much protection Shayanna will receive in exchange for spilling her guts.  

According to reports, prosecutors claim Shayanna has already been busted lying to the grand jury 29 times ... so, in theory, the "immunity" could merely protect her from perjury charges.  

On the other hand, it's possible the immunity could sweep more broadly ... and protect her from more serious charges if she incriminates herself on the stand.  

Stay tuned ...  

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