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Ben Affleck

C'mon, You GOTTA Love Me Now!!

7/20/2015 2:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Nothing wins more than a Golden Retriever puppy, and Ben knows it ... which is why he landed in Atlanta on Monday with an armful of fur. 

We're guessing it's for his kids, or maybe just a great photo op. Either way -- smart move.

Somewhere Jennifer Garner's looking for a baby seal.


'Gypsy Sisters' Star

My Husband Killed My Dog!

7/20/2015 1:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0720-skott-mellie-facebook-01"Gypsy Sisters" star Mellie Stanley got into an argument with her husband that got so out of control ... he allegedly killed her dog.

Cops went to their home to check out reports of a fight on July 10 between Stanley and Randall Scott Vuncannon -- and according to docs, they found her "beat up in the street." She told officers they'd been arguing over the rent when he "went crazy, picked up the dog and slung her across the kitchen as hard as he could."

They went inside and found the small white dog dead in the living room. Vuncannon was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty. 

Sources close to production tell TMZ the show was not shooting when this went down. We're told Vuncannon is not under contract with TLC ... but there are no plans to feature him in the future.


Charlotte Ross

My Ex-BF Threatened

to Drown My Dog!

7/19/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0716-charlotte-russ-TMZ-01Charlotte Ross claims her ex-boyfriend was so abusive he once threatened to drown her dog. 

Ross claims in a new restraining order, obtained by TMZ, she confronted then-boyfriend Patrick Eugene Aurignae over his alleged infidelity. The "NYPD Blue" star says when she grabbed his phone to read his emails, he threatened to drown one of her dogs. He also broke 3 of her nails. 

Ross claims several weeks later while vacationing in Maui he also assaulted her in front of a restaurant full of people on July 4, putting her in a headlock and choking her after yet another cheating confrontation.  

Ross got a temporary restraining order against Aurignae, protecting her, her son, and her two dogs.  

Mickey Rourke

I Got a Plan for Ya, Trump

Bring Your Wallet!

7/10/2015 3:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Donald Trump can count on Mickey Rourke's vote -- that is if Mickey doesn't impale himself on a handgun first.

Yeah, Rourke doesn't talk politics often, but when he does -- holy crap! A bunch of photogs asked him about, well actually ... nothing at all Trump-related, but he still decided to tee off on the Donald.

Like it or not ... in at least one poll, Trump is leading the Republican race, so there's that.

Mickey thinks Trump really can fix America's immigration problem, but it's gonna cost him. Check out his advice. Oh, and if Rourke looks dramatically different in this clip, it's only because ... he looks dramatically different.

Bev Hills, man.

YouTube Star Chuck Testa

Dead Animals Make Awesome Gifts

6/20/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0617-chuck-testa-instagramYouTube sensation Chuck Testa knows the perfect gift to give at a party … the head of a dead animal.

Chuck came bearing a very familiar gift when he showed up at the studio opening for the guys who produced his now famous taxidermy commercial for Ojai Valley Taxidermy.

The viral vid producers, Rhett and Link, tell TMZ that a stone-faced Chuck handed over an $800 stuffed antelope -- which you should recognize as the "antelope driving a car" in the spot. We're told Antie was the life of the party and will be going up on a wall in their new studio.

Death inspires. 

Can anyone bring a dead animal to a party? NOPE … just Chuck Testa.

Julia Roberts

American Sweetheart

Meets American Pharoah

6/18/2015 6:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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So, was this a bigger thrill for the movie star ... or the horse? 

Two of the world's most beloved beings came face to long face in Santa Anita on Thursday when Julia Roberts greeted Triple Crown winner American Pharoah as he returned to his barn. 

AP touched down in California after a flight from Kentucky ... and reportedly got a 6-unit police escort from the airport to Santa Anita ... where he was greeted by Roberts and her son. 

FYI -- Julia was 33-years-old when she won her biggest prize in her field. Pharoah was 3. 

Point, horse. 


Britney Spears

It's Good to Be

My Dog

6/17/2015 10:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0617-britney-spears-tmz-01Too bad you're not one of Britney Spears' dogs, because if you were, she would treat you like a king ... dropping tens of thousands of bucks on your every need.

TMZ just obtained records of Britney's finances, filed in her conservatorship case, and the headline is all about the pooches. Brit dropped $24,720 in 2014 on pet care. And get a load of the breakdown -- $14,720 on pet sitting, $300 a pop for the groomer, 12 visits to the animal hospital totaling more than $4k.

She can certainly afford it. According to the docs, the conservatorship raked in $14 million in gross profits in 2014 ... and that's only a portion of Britney's fortune. A lot of her income is made outside the conservatorship. 

But it's expensive to be Britney. The $14 million was significantly whittled down, because she spent $5.7 million on stuff, that included $15,270 on meals and entertainment and $71,629 on grooming and wardrobe. 

And this will make you feel poor. She spent $4k on Halloween decorations and another $6k on various holiday decorations.

BTW ... she spent only $6k -- on human gifts.

In all, Britney's assets in her conservatorship total $45.9 million, and that's just a portion of her fortune. 

Ray J

Corvette Smashed at Dog Party!!

6/15/2015 8:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ray J made one hell of an entrance to his $30k dog party -- just as he pulled up, his friend's beautiful Corvette Stingray got smashed by an SUV ... and the video is hysterical and painful at the same time.

Check it out ... Ray J arrived in his Ferrari and his homie pulled up behind him in the 'Vette, and then came the big BANG -- the driver's door ... of the $80,000 machine ... was almost torn off by the passing SUV!

Warning: If you love sports cars, this might make you cry. On the other hand ... Ray J mugging with the tow truck driver as he removes the Corvette will make you laugh.

All this before Boogotti or one of his pals could even crap on the red carpet.

Mila Kunis

Chicken Lawsuit Dropped ...

It's in God's Hands Now!

6/15/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0612-mila-kunis-kristina-karo-lawsuit-dropped-fun-art-02Mila Kunis' chicken nightmare is over ... the "former friend" who accused her of chicken-napping has decided to leave the legal system out of it ... and let God handle things from here. 

Kristina Karo tells TMZ she has decided to drop her $5,000 lawsuit against Kunis for allegedly stealing her chicken named Doggie 25 years ago. Karo says after much discussion with her therapist, "I've learned to forgive in my heart the people who have wronged me, like Mila."

Karo -- an aspiring singer -- says her story resonated with her fans (?), who helped raise the money to cover her therapy bills ... so the lawsuit became unnecessary. 

She says of Mila, who called BS on the lawsuit from the beginning, "There is only one judge and that is God. I pray for her soul and the soul of Doggie, that he has found peace finally in chicken heaven." 

RIP Doggie.

Ray J

I'm Throwing Crazy Party for My Dog

... But No Bitches Allowed

6/12/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0611_ray_j_love_dog_tmzRay J is throwing a lavish birthday party for the dog he once shared with Princess Love, but he's laying down the law ... she's not gonna screw this pooch.

First the party ... Boogotti the Maltese will be the birthday boy at a $30k blowout at Petrock Hotel and Spa in Encino, CA. He's pulling out all the stops -- a red carpet, a dog treat station and a special cake for pooches. There will also be plenty of human food.

But Princess Love won't be seeing Boo all gussied up in his tux, because she's not invited. The 'Love and Hip Hop' stars had a bitter break up after she bolted with Boo's 3 Maltese mates. They tried working things out but they're on the outs again.



Hailey Baldwin

Falls in Love, Spends Thousands

... On Cutest Gift Ever

6/10/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0609-stephen-baldwin-hailey-baldwin-puppy-01Cover your ears, Justin Bieber -- Hailey Baldwin recently fell so hard in love, she dropped a few thousand bucks to take a little guy home ... for her Mom and Dad's 25th anniversary.

Hailey went to NYC pet shop Citipups, in Chelsea, over the weekend ... and sources tell us she found a new puppy for her parents, Kennya and Stephen Baldwin. The winning pooch is a 3-month-old male Shiba Inu ... which set Hailey back $2,500.

We're told Hailey brought BFFs Kendall Jenner and Jaden Smith with her, and scooped up another $500 worth of accessories and food at the store.

Hailey posted a pic on Shots on Monday ... revealing the furry gift -- even though today is the big day. Surprise or not, Stephen's gonna have his hands full.

The Japanese breed is known for being really smart and yet ... REALLY hard to train.

Enjoy the poop pickup!



Kim Richards

Dogged with Another Lawsuit

Over Pit bull

6/2/2015 4:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0602_kim_richards_and_dog_TMZKim Richards has been sued again over yet another pit bull attack at her home.

Kelly Crossley claims in a new lawsuit, she was at Kim's home last September when Kingsley the pit viciously got a piece of her. Crossley claims in the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, she suffered "grave bodily injuries."

It's the 4th alleged attack at the mouth of Kingsley. Kim's friend, 80-year-old Kay Rozario, Kyle Richards' daughter Alexia and the dog's trainer David Utter all say they were attacked by the pooch.

In Crossley's case, she says in her lawsuit Kim disavowed ownership of Kingsley, claiming the dog was owned by her cancer-ridden ex-husband Monty.

Crossley is suing for unspecified damages.

Marshawn Lynch

Even My Fish Are Angry!

6/1/2015 12:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Marshawn Lynch just went Beast Mode on his own home aquarium ... getting a custom ultra high-end fish tank installed in his pad  ... complete with some of the nastiest fish in the sea.  

The Seattle Seahawks star hooked up with the guys from Animal Planet's "Tanked" recently -- who are famous for customizing tanks to their client's personalities.  

Lynch's tank is pretty badass -- it's designed in the shape of his Beast Mode logo ... complete with Skittles-colored coral and a Hennessy bottle chillin' inside. 

The guys from the show appeared on "TMZ Hollywood Sports" and told us all about it ... and revealed the final product -- and its notoriously angry fishy inhabitants.  

Check out "TMZ Hollywood Sports" weekdays on Reelz. 

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