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Tiffany Thornton's Husband Wasted Before Fatal Accident

12/6/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1204_Chris-Carney_on_ground_tmz_wmTiffany Thornton's husband, former MTV star Chris Carney, was so wasted before Friday's fatal car crash ... he probably didn't think twice about getting in a car driven by a guy who was liquored up.

People at The Tavern in Little Rock tell us, Chris started off with beer and moved to the hard stuff. We're told he was slamming shots of Fireball Whiskey and doing Vegas Bombs to the point he couldn't stand up.

Chris was in no position to judge the sobriety of the driver, his friend Ezekiel, who we're told had been drinking beer and downing some shots.

1204_Ezekiel_tmz_wm_sub2As we reported, Carney and Ezekiel died early Friday after their SUV drifted off the road and struck a tree. We're told neither were wearing seat belts. 

Chris struggled with alcohol over the years but his mom tells us she believed he had been sober for a year.  

As for Chris and Tiffany, after a rocky road, we're told they were living together in relative peace and raising their kids.

MTV Star Chris Carney Dies in Car Wreck

12/4/2015 8:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1204-chris-carney-getty-01Disney star Tiffany Thornton's husband Chris Carney -- a musician and TV star -- was killed in a single car accident in his home state of Arkansas.

Carney and another man, Ezekiel Blanton, were pronounced dead on the scene. They wrecked early Friday morning when their car flew off the road while going around a bend and slammed into a tree. At least one was ejected from the car, which was driven by Blanton.

1204-sub-chris-carney-crash-scene-arkansas911news-0135-year-old Carney was on the MTV reality show "twentyfourseven," and was the lead singer of the group Prom Kings. Chris and Tiffany -- star of "Sonny with a Chance" -- have been married since 2011. Just last year they moved back to Hot Springs, AR ... where Chris' mother is mayor.

The couple has 2 children.

Ex-NBAer Jay Williams I Can Explain Bball Defeat ... What Had Happend Was

11/7/2015 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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You knew it was coming ... Ex-NBA player Jay Williams says he has a perfectly good explanation for why he lost his 1-on-1 game with MTV star Andrew Schulz ... and he's spilling his guts to us.

Jay was out in NYC when he wanted to talk to us about the shot heard 'round the Twitter ... Schulz's desperation last ditch heave that has put Williams on a crow based diet for the foreseeable future.

Check out the clip -- Williams gives every.single.possible excuse in the world before giving props to Andrew ... and then saying that's he's got an even bigger challenge waiting for Schulz next.

We heard the challenge ... our advice is quit while you're ahead Andrew.

Kanye West I'm Running for President!!!

8/30/2015 8:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye West just announced he's running for President in 2020.

On almost every level, it would seem like a gag to end his endless speech at the VMA's, but the Filibuster was so self-aggrandizing he just may mean it.

Here's the thing ... CNN's Brian Stelter just tweeted "Kanye for President" was registered earlier this year.

The whole speech was bizarre ... he relived the Taylor Swift hijack in endless detail, choking up, then acting contrite and the next moment outraged.

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Sexiest VMA Moments See The Show's Hot History!

8/28/2015 12:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Since the very first MTV Video Music Awards in 1984 when Madonna rolled around on the floor singing "Like A Virgin," the award show has been known to deliver a jaw-dropping sexy moment or two each go-round.

Check out the hottest things that have happened in the show's 32 year history!

Safaree Samuels DESTROYED in Rap Battle Over Nicki Minaj & Meek Mill's Penis

6/18/2015 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nicki Minaj was running through her ex Safaree Samuels' head -- over and over and over -- as he got ripped to shreds over their breakup in a rap battle on "Wild 'N Out."

For some bizarre reason Safaree subjected himself to the EPIC humiliation on Nick Cannon's show ... going head-to-head with Chico ... and it was barely a competition. 

Sure, he got in like ONE shot ... but watch, this is 98% destruction of Nicki's ex and a celebration of Meek Mill's penis!

Guess this means Safaree's over the breakup -- but his loss is our victory. 

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'Beavis & Butt-Head' Rapper It's Still So Damn Cold in the 'D' ... Remixed!!!

5/30/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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There is life after "Beavis and Butt-head" for rapper T-Baby, who blew up when the show roasted her song, “It’s So Cold In The D” -- and now she’s making her return with an official remix.

No lie, the re-up version – shot in Detroit’s rough East Side -- is just as ghetto fab as the original 2006 salute to life in the Motor City ... although the mix is smoother and T-Baby's wardrobe got an upgrade. Is that lynx or rabbit?

T-Baby says the new banger is for all her haters. Plus, it’s still really cold in the D.

R.I.P. Beavis and Butt-head, who are no longer available to review the remix -- but we're confident they would've called it ... uh huh huh huh… cool.

'16 and Pregnant' Valerie Fairman Busted For Prostitution

2/13/2015 1:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Valerie Fairman -- one of the stars of MTV's "16 and Pregnant" -- was arrested for prostitution after cops say they spotted her streetwalking ... TMZ has learned.

21-year-old Fairman -- who appeared on season 2 of the show -- was allegedly walking the streets in New Castle, Delaware. We're told cops conducted the sting after getting a slew of citizen complaints about prostitution in the area. Valerie allegedly agreed to perform a sexual act for cash.

Valerie was arrested along with 7 other women.  

Valerie became  popular on "16 and Pregnant" after getting in multiple fights with her baby daddy over their daughter, Nevaeh.  

We're told Valerie's still in custody.

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MTV Star I'm Raffling Off My Moldy Vagina On Webcam Site

12/8/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Are You The One Vagina Mold"Are You The One" star Alex Kim is living the Hollywood dream ... and by dream we mean she's raffling off a mold of her vagina to dudes on a nude webcam site.  

Kim -- a contestant on the MTV dating competition -- is pulling double duty ... she's also a webcam model on a popular XXX site.

We're told Alex has been webcamming long before her first TV appearance -- the show's finale is Monday -- but never told producers. Now she's exploiting her fame ... by including the MTV credit in her username.

But the craziest part ... check out this ad on her page for an upcoming raffle.

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'The Challenge' Star Theo Von I Hope Diem Brown Sleeps With Angels

11/15/2014 10:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"The Challenge" star Theo Von says his former co-star Diem Brown was the bravest person to ever appear on the show ... and he's praying she's in a better place now. 

As we previously reported ... Brown died this week after a long battle with cancer -- and Theo told our camera guy he's already checked in with show producers about her memorial.

The reality star also went into detail about how inspirational Diem was ... and says she always put life into perspective for him.

R.I.P.

MTV Star Diem Brown Dies From Cancer at 34

11/14/2014 8:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Diem Brown Dead"Real World/Road Rules Challenge" star Diem Brown has died after a long battle with cancer.

Diem -- who found out she had ovarian cancer 3 weeks before her first appearance on MTV in 2006 -- was reportedly surrounded by family this week in a New York hospital as her condition worsened.

Back in August, the reality star collapsed on set while filming "The Challenge" ... then announced she had been diagnosed with stomach and colon cancer. It eventually spread to her liver and lymph nodes as well.

Diem founded MedGift ... a support registry for other people battling illness.

One of her most inspirational moments on MTV came when she took off a wig to reveal her hair loss due to chemotherapy.

Diem was 34.

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MTV Star Big Black Defends Ray Rice His Wife Forgave Him, We Should Too

9/8/2014 8:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Fantasy Factory" star Big Black says people need to stop bashing Ray Rice for violently punching his fiance Janay Palmer in the face ... claiming if she forgave him, everyone else should too. 

Christopher Boykin -- aka Big Black -- launched his defense of Rice in response to ESPN's Michelle Beadle ... who's been blasting Rice and the NFL ever since we published the video this morning. 

Boykin tweeted to Beadle, "She married him move on" ... adding, "Had she hired Mayweather's ex attorney & stood her ground this would be news but she didn't she supported & married him."

Beadle fired back saying, "Sadly, yes she did. And her reasons are probably sound in her mind. Probably used to it.  Doesn't matter to me though. Criminal."

As we previously reported, Janay married Ray one month after the incident.

MTV VMAs Stagehand Sues The Award for Best Fall Goes to...

9/5/2014 12:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0904-mtv-vmas-stage-and-logo-getty-01You couldn't blame a stagehand from the MTV Video Music Awards for having stage fright -- the guy took a painful fall off a red carpet platform ... according to the lawsuit he just filed.

Barry Glenn Bass says he was part of a work crew on the 2012 award show at Staples Center ... when a stage collapsed, causing him to plunge six feet. In the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, he says the stage had not been properly supported.

Bass claims he was hurt badly enough that he was unable to work and got saddled with medical bills. The suit doesn't specify his injuries.

He's suing MTV's parent company, Viacom ... and AEG, which owns the venue -- saying they were responsible for the "unsafe" conditions that caused his tumble.

We reached out to MTV and Viacom … So far, no word back.

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