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Farrah Abraham LEGAL THREATS Over Sex Tape

4/8/2013 6:00 AM PDT
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Former "Teen Mom" Farrah Abraham staunchly denied the existence of a sex tape ... and then flip-flopped ... and then threatened legal action ... and then said some REALLY dumb stuff ... and TMZ caught the whole thing on tape.

21-year-old Abraham was shopping for sexy lingerie at Agent Provocateur in L.A. yesterday when we asked if she knew about the existence of the sex tape being shopped around town.

"I don't ... exist ... anything about that," Farrah eloquently told us.

Farrah later changed her position ... saying, "If I had my own personal stuff, that's my own personal thing."

During the encounter, we learned Farrah doesn't know the meaning of the word, "elaborate" -- ya gotta watch the video.

We broke the story ... a sex tape featuring the MTV star is being shopped to various porn companies, including Vivid Entertainment. Steve Hirsch, President of Vivid, tells TMZ he saw the video and confirms Farrah is featured in the footage.

'Teen Mom' Farrah Abraham SEX TAPE FOR SALE

4/8/2013 5:00 AM PDT
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0407_Farrah-Abraham_mtv"Teen Mom" Farrah Abraham got down and dirty while cameras rolled and now a sex tape is being shopped to various porn companies featuring the MTV star ... TMZ has learned.

According to sources who have seen the tape, Farrah and a male partner (possibly her ex-boyfriend) go at it for about 30 minutes ... full-on sex ... in various positions. We're told it was recently shot.

Our sources say the person selling the tape has already shown it to some of the biggest XXX companies and is looking to make a deal.

It's another notch in Farrah's belt ... she was recently snapped boozing it up in nothing but lingerie. And last month she was arrested on suspicion of DUI, when cops say she blew nearly twice the legal limit.

Farrah blamed that on being sick. Wonder what her excuse for this will be?

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'Buckwild' Star Shain Gandee Funeral NOT Ready For Prime Time

4/7/2013 12:50 AM PDT
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The honchos behind "Buckwild" are taking the reality TV high road ... telling TMZ they will NOT be filming during Shain Gandee's funeral.

J.P. Williams, the CEO of Parallel Entertainment -- one of the companies that produces the show -- tells us they would never film the funeral "in a million years" out of respect for Shain and his family.

Filming funerals is not outlandish ... after all TLC aired "Best Funeral Ever."  And Shain's could be right up there.

As TMZ previously reported ... J.P.'s company along with Zoo Productions will cover the cost of the funeral -- set to take place Sunday. People are encouraged to wear camo in honor of the 21-year-old.

Shain Gandee 911 Call 'I HAVE 3 DEAD PEOPLE'

4/3/2013 10:15 AM PDT
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A distraught man called 911 to tell the dispatcher there were 3 dead people in a Bronco, and one was "Buckwild" star Shain Gandee.

The caller screams, "Oh Jesus, they're dead. Oh my God."

In the 911 tape, obtained by TMZ, the man sobbed as he told the dispatcher 2 of the 3 people were Shain and David Gandee.
 
The man had examined the bodies and found no pulse on anyone.

As we reported, Shain and the two others died from carbon monoxide poisoning after their Bronco became stuck in mud with the exhaust pipe submerged.

'Buckwild' TV Producers Paying for Shain's Funeral

4/3/2013 12:40 AM PDT
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The two production companies behind the MTV reality show "Buckwild" have offered to pay for all of Shain Gandee's funeral expenses, TMZ has learned.

Parallel Entertainment CEO J.P. Williams -- who produces the show with Zoo Productions -- tells us, "Shain was a great kid with a big heart who had endless love for his mom and dad." He adds, "I am from West Virginia and this show reminded me of how I grew up."

A public service for Shain will be held this Sunday.

As for the donation websites that have been raising money to help pay for the funeral -- we're told that money will now go toward expenses incurred by Shain's family during the recovery effort.

We're told any remaining money will go towards the funeral of the other two men that were killed, including Shain's uncle.

As we reported, 21-year-old Shain was found dead yesterday morning inside his truck, which had stalled out submerged in mud while off-roading. Shain and the two other men died from carbon monoxide poisoning.

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'Buckwild' Star It's Official ... Carbon Monoxide Killed Him

4/2/2013 12:20 PM PDT
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West Virginia police have just confirmed what TMZ reported yesterday ... "Buckwild" star Shain Gandee died from carbon monoxide poisoning.

A rep for the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office released a statement saying Shain's autopsy was completed today. The death was ruled an accident.

Shain's uncle and a male friend also died while inside Shain's 1984 Bronco, which had stalled out in mud while the crew went off-roading over the weekend. The truck's exhaust pipe had apparently been submerged in mud, causing the gas to leak back into the car.

As we previously reported ... the 21-year-old reality show star as well as the two others were found dead yesterday morning by a passing ATV rider. 

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'Buckwild' Star Shain Gandee Family Needs Cash to Cover Funeral Expenses

4/2/2013 6:00 AM PDT
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Shain Gandee did not get rich during his brief stint as an MTV reality star -- far from it -- so his family is turning to his community to help pay for funeral expenses ... TMZ has learned.

Shain's cousin, Ashley Gandee, is organizing a memorial "mud run" (an off-road trucking event) to ease the financial strain on Shain's family in the wake of the "Buckwild" star's death.

"I know the strain they are going through," Ashley tells us ... adding, "It's hard to provide a proper burial. It's already tough with the loss of family members ... expenses are tough as well."

FYI -- Ashley was with Shain at the opening of her shop Gandee's General Store in Crown City, Ohio on Saturday ... two days before he was found dead.

Ashley tells us the "mud run" event will take place Wednesday night in Proctorville, Ohio -- a town about 50 miles from Charleston, West Virginia where "Buckwild" is filmed.

We're told there will be a $10 charge for each vehicle -- Ashley's store will also be taking donations.

It's unclear how much dough Shain made during his career on the MTV show -- but as we learned from the "Jersey Shore" situation, the stars don't usually see a big pay day until AFTER the show becomes a hit. It's safe to say Shain was probably making a couple thousand dollars at best.

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As we previously reported ... Shain was found dead in his Ford Bronco Monday in West Virginia -- along with his uncle and a male friend -- after the vehicle was submerged in mud. Carbon Monoxide poisoning may have been the cause.

'Buckwild' Star Carbon Monoxide Possible Cause of Death

4/1/2013 2:32 PM PDT
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2:38 PM PT -- TMZ has learned ... the bodies of all 3 victims have been recovered from the scene and have been transferred to the local medical examiner's office where autopsies will be performed.

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-- Officials have retrieved Shain's red Ford Bronco from the muddy pit where it was discovered ... and judging by pictures of the car taken at the scene, it appears the vehicle was submerged past the window.

The photos seem to support the theory that the passengers died from carbon monoxide poisoning because the deadly fumes from the car could not escape through the tailpipe, which was completely submerged in the mud.

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There is evidence that "Buckwild" star Shain Gandee may have died from carbon monoxide poisoning ... sources close to the death investigation tell TMZ.

A rep for the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office in West Virginia tells us, the bodies of Shain, his uncle David Gandee, and a third unidentified person are still inside the truck where they were originally found. Authorities have been unable to remove the bodies from the scene because of the truck's location.

According to the rep, Shain's 1984 Bronco is stuck knee-deep in mud in the middle of nowhere ... and the only way to reach it is via an all-terrain vehicle.

We're told there is no cell reception in the area, which is why Shain and the others couldn't be reached. We're also told the bodies were originally discovered today by a passing ATV rider.

Police wouldn't confirm or deny whether carbon monoxide poisoning played a role in the deaths -- but sources connected with the investigation say it's the likely scenario, especially if the exhaust pipe was submerged in mud.

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'Buckwild' City Mayor Cancel the Show

4/1/2013 1:42 PM PDT
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The Mayor of Charleston, West Virginia -- where "Buckwild" is filmed -- says he hopes MTV will pull the plug on the controversial show after one of its stars, Shain Gandee, was found dead today.

Mayor Danny Jones tells TMZ ... “Of the few cast members on the show already two have had legal issues and now one has died.  The show only enhances the negative stereotype the Kanawha Valley already has. I hope the show’s life is short.”

The show has been surrounded by controversy from the beginning ... you'll recall, back in December WV Senator Joe Manchin blasted the show as a "travesty" that profits off of shameful behavior and urged MTV to cancel it even before it aired.  

Adding to the problem ... two "Buckwild" cast members were recently arrested for separate incidents -- Salwa Amin and Michael Burford. Amin in connection with a drug raid and Burford on suspicion of DUI.

As TMZ previously reported ... 21-year-old cast member Shain Gandee was found dead earlier this morning -- along with his uncle and one unidentified passenger -- inside a Ford Bronco, in Sissonville, WV.

'Buckwild' Star Shain Gandee Dead at 21

4/1/2013 11:45 AM PDT
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1:00 PM PT -- Sources close to the death investigation say it's likely Shain died from carbon monoxide poisoning.

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"Buckwild" Star Shain Gandee was found dead in a vehicle in West Virginia this morning ... 31 hours after the 21-year-old MTV reality star had been reported missing, this according to law enforcement.

According to officials, Gandee, his 48-year-old uncle David Gandee, and a third unidentified body were discovered dead in the vehicle in Sissonville, West Virginia. There was no sign of foul play.

As we previously reported ... Shain was last heard from around 3 AM on Sunday morning, when he and his uncle David told people they planned to go 4-wheeling.

MTV has released a statement, saying, "We are shocked and saddened by the terrible news about Shain Gandee, and those involved in this tragic incident. We are waiting for more information but at this time, our main concern is for the Gandee family and their friends."

MTV adds, "Our thoughts and prayers are with them. Shain had a magnetic personality, with a passion for life that touched everyone he met and we will miss him dearly."

The rep says production of "Buckwild" has since been suspended.

Story developing ...

'Buckwild' Star Reported Missing

4/1/2013 9:05 AM PDT
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9:40 AM PT -- Shain has been found dead inside his car along with two other bodies, this according to law enforcement. It's unclear if one of the other bodies is Shain's uncle.

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"Buckwild" star Shain Gandee has been reported missing after going on an off-roading trip with his uncle ... and never coming home.

The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office in West Virginia just issued a press release, claiming the MTV reality star and his uncle David Gandee were reported missing last night, roughly 24 hours after they were last seen at a Sissonville bar.

According to cops, 21-year-old Shain and 48-year-old David had told people at the bar they were planning to go four-wheeling ... but didn't tell anyone where they planned to ride. They haven't been seen or heard from since.

At the time of the police press release, Shain and his uncle had been missing 31 hours. They were last known to be in Shain’s car, a red and white 1984 Ford Bronco with oversized tires.

Carson Daly My Favorite Music Video Was BANNED from TV

4/1/2013 12:20 AM PDT
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032913-carson-daily-VIDEOPut this in your trivia pipe and smoke it -- what's former MTV veejay Carson Daly's favorite music video of all time?

We got the answer straight from Carson in NYC, aaand ... you'll have to watch the clip to find out.

But here's a hint: The video in question was banned from TV upon its release in 2000 because of its depiction of violence against women, and its nudity.

The full unedited version of the video aired in 2002 as part of a "Most Controversial Videos" countdown ... it ranked #1.

Ok, take a guess (without Googling) ... then watch the clip.

Ke$ha I Drank My Own Pee ... And It's On Tape

2/13/2013 10:22 AM PST
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We now know why Ke$ha felt compelled to brush her teeth with a bottle of Jack ... 'cause the pop singer says she once drank her own pee!!!!

Ke$ha leaked the information to BBC 1 radio, saying she imbibed her own urine while filming an upcoming MTV documentary called "Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life."

The 25-year-old said her journalist brother filmed the doc over the last 2-and-a-half years, claiming, "He got all the things you would want to see and all the things you wouldn’t really want to see -- making out with dudes, drinking my own pee, jumping out of a building, jumping out of aeroplanes, swimming with sharks ..."

She added, "I was told drinking my own pee was good ... Somebody tried to take my pee away from me and I said, 'That is mine!' So I snatched it up and took a chug and it was really gross so I don't do it anymore."

Classy.

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