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Snoop Dogg

Busted In Italy

Carrying Too Much Cash

8/1/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0801-snoop-dogg-italy-flag-tmz-getty-02Snoop Dogg found himself in some hot water with Italian Customs agents after facing a problem most people wish they could have ... he was carrying too much money.

Reports say that Snoop was stopped at an Italian airport with approximately $422,000 in cash ... WAY more than the $10K you can move across European borders without claiming.

Half of the money was impounded but in most cases it's returned after fines.

Snoop hasn't had the best of luck in Europe ... he was arrested after officers suspected he was under the influence of pot in Sweden last week.

Mo' Money, Mo' problems.  

Fetty Wap

Olive Garden

Is Lucky I Paid Anything

8/1/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0731-fetty-wap-olive-garden-GETTY-901Fetty Wap was like, "Hey, what's up? Hello," at an Olive Garden Thursday night ... and then he bolted without paying the bill.

Fetty was dining with a group of friends at the famous franchise in Wayne, NJ when he stormed out of the restaurant.  

We're told he threw down $100 for the apps and drinks, but by the time he left, the bill swelled to $160 ... possibly leaving the server on the hook for $60.

Fetty says he was there for 2 hours and the service was so slow his food never came, so he said "arrivederci."

But Olive Garden employees say he was there for only 30 minutes and it was a simple case of dining and dashing. 

Happy ending ... the server didn't have to pay.

We couldn't reach Fetty for comment.

Joe Jackson

Member of the Jackson 1

Caring for Joe

7/31/2015 2:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Janet Jackson has put her life on hold to take care of her dad while he recovers from 3 heart attacks, and she's the only member of the brood who made the trek to Brazil.

We're told Janet arrived in Brazil Tuesday to tend to her father, cancelling rehearsals for her upcoming tour. We're told Janet limited the access to ICU, where Joe was hooked up for nearly a week.   

The good news ... Joe's now out of ICU and on the mend. He's eating solid foods and the goal is for him to regain enough strength so he can get on a plane and return to the U.S. for further treatment.

We're told La Toya and Jermaine were talking about flying over, but when Joe's condition improved they decided to wait until he came home.

If all goes well, Joe could return home as early as Monday. 

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Country Singer

Lynn Anderson

Dead at 67

7/31/2015 12:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0731-lynn-anderson-GETTY-01Lynn Anderson, best known for her country hit "Rose Garden," died Thursday night, TMZ has confirmed. She was 67.

Anderson reportedly suffered a heart attack and was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

She had been hospitalized for pneumonia after returning from a vacation in Italy.

Anderson continued to make records until her death … her last, "Bridges" was released in June. Her heyday was in the ‘70s following the release of "Rose Garden" which would remain her biggest hit to date and earned her a Grammy. 

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Kenny Chesney

Suns Out, Guns Out

... At KC Chiefs Practice

7/31/2015 12:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0731-kansas-city-chiefs-twitterSo... Kenny Chesney's jacked. 

The country superstar hit up the Kansas City Chiefs practice this morning .... and spent some time with head coach Andy Reid

Maybe it's time to share workout advice? 

Just sayin' ... 

Justin Bieber

Crashes Mariah/French Recording Sesh

7/31/2015 11:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0731-montana-carey-bieber-instagram-01Justin Bieber made a very spontaneous decision to appear in a Mariah Carey and French Montana song.

We're told Mariah and French were working on a new song Thursday night at a Hollywood recording studio when Bieber just showed up.

Biebs confessed to Mariah he's a huge fan, so she played a portion of the song she and French were recording.

Bieber was so into it, he jumped into a booth and laid down some vocals that'll be featured in the song. 

Kylie Jenner was also there with a few friends, but she won't be on the song ... for obvious reasons.

Bret 'The Hitman' Hart

Trolls Meek Mill Over Diss Track

7/31/2015 10:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0731-bret-the-hitman-hart-meek-mill-GETTY-TMZ-01Another Canadian superstar is going in on Meek Mill -- Bret "The Hitman" Hart ... who just poured salt in the wound ... saying Meek's diss track was WEEEEAAKKKK!!!

"I’m glad to see a fellow Canadian walk away with the championship gold around his waist #drake #canadian #ovo #thebestthereiswasandeverwill," Hart posted. 

And as our friends at BSO pointed out, he also posted a pic of Drake's OVO owl. 

0731-subasset-bret-hitman-instagramDepending on who you talk to, Bret "The Hitman" Hart is the greatest Canadian professional wrestler of all-time and is considered one of the greatest if not the greatest technical wrestler of all-time. 

The fact even he is dissing Meek Mill tells you how big this battle between Drake and Meek has gotten.

If you wanted to use a wrestling analogy to describe the beef, Drake is currently John Cena and Meek is Fandango.

Yes, it is going that bad for Meek at the moment.

Meek Mill

I Wasn't Lyin'

Drake Really Did Get Peed On!

7/31/2015 8:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

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update_graphic_red_bar1:30 PM PST -- Sources close to both T.I. and Drake say the culprit was a heavily intoxicated friend of T.I.'s who peed himself. The pee unintentionally got on Drake's shoe and that's when he got pissed.

update_grey_gray_barMeek Mill's random line at the end of his Drake diss song -- that Drake once got PEED ON -- is true.

The lyric in question came at the very end of "Wanna Know," where Meek said, "You let Tip homie piss on you in a movie theater n****, we ain’t forget."

Our sources say, it all went down in 2010, during a private screening of "Takers" on the Sony lot ... a movie in which Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Chris Brown and T.I. all starred in.

Drake attended the screening and, 30 minutes in, jumped up screaming and ran out of the theater.

We're told a dispute erupted over who was sitting where ... apparently Drake and one of T.I.'s childhood friends got into it. The friend got pissed, and pissed on Drake.

We're told Drake ran out of the theater, screaming "motherf*****."

And sources told us the obvious ... intoxicants were involved. 

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Meek Mill

Drake Diss Song TRASHED

More than a Little Meek

7/31/2015 6:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Meek Mill is getting annihilated on social media for what most people think is a tepid, lame and wack response to Drake.

Drake's diss track was epic, basically calling Meek Nicki Minaj's bitch. Meek was universally trashed for his impotent response.

0731-meek-mill-drake-diss-soundcloud-dreamchasers-01Meek had a few good lines in "Wanna Know" ... like, "N****s writing for you cause you know you never did s***" ... but even the biggest Meek fan would have to admit, Drake is winning this war.

Things are so bad for Meek, he's been trolled by a fast food chain. Whataburger, popular in the southern part of the country, tweeted, "Meek Mill take it from us- if you gonna serve beef serve it high quality."

0731-subasset-whataburger-twitterEven Toronto Councillor Norm Kelly got in on the action, writing, "This is the reason people hire ghostwriters. #WeDidntWannaKnow."

Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings piled on as well ... saying he'd pay money if Meek would stop.

Drake posted a response to the song as well ... just a photo of him laughing hysterically. 

Checkmate. 

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Chrissy Teigen

My Butt and Some Chicken Wings ...

Winning Combo!

7/31/2015 6:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Which do you think John Legend was really reaching for in this video ... the wings or the booty?

You can’t go wrong with either ... 

Travis Tritt

Frantic 911 Call ...

'There's Flames Everywhere!!'

7/30/2015 11:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Travis Tritt can still spark fire with the ladies ... even in the middle of an emergency.

TMZ obtained the 911 call made by Tritt's 16-year-old son, Tristan, during a fire that broke out at the singer's Georgia home on Wednesday. During the call Tristan says, "Travis Tritt's house right now, is on fire." He continues, "There's flames everywhere."

The best part? ... Around the 45 second mark, you can hear the starstruck dispatcher whisper, "It's Travis Tritt's house!" to a co-worker.

TMZ broke the story ... emergency vehicles responded to the Georgia home after a pool house and playground caught fire ... thankfully nobody was injured. 

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

Safaree Samuels

I Wrote those Raps

So Get Off My D***

7/30/2015 8:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Safaree Samuels is seething with anger, enraged that his ex Nicki Minaj would dare dispute his writing contribution to her songs.

Safaree was leaving LAX Wednesday … and he does not back down, despite getting trashed by Nicki during a concert Tuesday night.

And he thinks Meek MIll and Nicki need to stop ragging on him and worry more about their shows. Translation ... "Get off my d***!"

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Mariah Carey

I Used Airbnb ...

For My Sick Malibu Rental

7/30/2015 10:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0730_mariah_carey_pad_main_launchMariah Carey has proven Airbnb isn’t just for 20-year-old hipsters traveling on the cheap, but not every traveler on the Internet lodging site can afford a $10,000/night house in Malibu.

We're told Mimi used the site to rent out an awesome seaside home on Carbon Beach from movie producer Michael Lambert while she’s back in the L.A. area.

The 3,764 sq. ft. digs includes 4 beds and 4 baths, a master suite that spans the entire second floor, and a detached guest house.

Mariah will no doubt use the beach house to catch some rays until she heads out to the Holy Land for her Tel Aviv concert in August.

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