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Jenni Rivera Estate Univision Series Is Killing Her Rep To the Tune of $10 MIL!

2/7/2017 7:41 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Jenni Rivera is getting dragged through the mud by a Univision TV series about her life, and it's all because her former manager's got loose lips ... according to a new lawsuit.

Jenni Rivera Enterprises filed the suit against Univision over "Su Nombre Era Dolores, La Jenn Que Yo Conoci" (for gringos that's "Her Name Was Dolores, the Jenn That I Knew") -- which started airing last month. JRE says the show is based on a tell-all book written by Pete Salgado ... who was Jenni's "on and off manager" for many years.

According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Salgado had signed a non-disclosure agreement with the late singer, and his collaboration with the weekly TV series' producers is a flagrant breach of that contract. JRE points out Univision promoted the series as a look at Jenni's life through Salgado's eyes.

JRE adds the show is filled with defamatory scenes about Jenni and her 5 children ... although it doesn't specify any scenes. It's suing for at least $10 million in damages.

We don't know how accurate it is, but we'll say this ... some of the show comes off like soft porn.

Joe McKnight Shooter Pleads Not Guilty ... In Murder Case

2/6/2017 7:32 AM PST
Breaking News

The man who shot and killed ex-NFL running back Joe McKnight back in December just pled not guilty to 2nd degree murder. 

Ronald Gasser appeared in a Louisiana courtroom -- along with his mother and sister -- where he entered the plea.

Gasser has maintained he shot McKnight in self-defense in the middle of a road rage incident. Police have said there is video and witnesses which indicate the two were in a heated exchange before the shooting.

If convicted of 2nd degree murder, Gasser faces life in prison.

Gasser has been locked up in jail ever since he was charged on Dec. 5. Bail is set at $750k but he hasn't posted it.

The case is due back in court on Feb. 16. 

Zsa Zsa Gabor's Husband I'm Not Moving Out ... Yet

2/6/2017 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Zsa Zsa Gabor sold her Bel-Air home long before she died, but her husband and conservator Frederic Prinz Von Anhalt isn't ready to move out, and now will have to pay rent to stay.

Zsa Zsa sold the estate for $11 million in 2013. Under the agreement, she was allowed to stay there until she died, at which point the home would be turned over to the new owner within 4 months.

Zsa Zsa died Dec. 18 of a fatal heart attack, which means The Prince would have to be out by April 17, but he claims in new court docs it's simply not enough time to orchestrate a move.

Since he's the conservator of her estate, he's struck a deal with the new owners for a 6 month extension. The original selling price of the house gets slashed by $300k and The Prince will pay rent ... a much-discounted $1000 a month.

You can't get a studio in WeHo for $1k a month.

WWE's Sunny I Tried To Save Chyna Right Before She Died

2/4/2017 12:10 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

WWE legend Tammy Sytch says she has "tremendous guilt feelings" about the death of her good friend, Chyna ... admitting she failed to get her the help she needed when she saw Chyna struggling.

Sytch -- aka Sunny -- was on her way to court-ordered rehab this week when she told us Chyna's death has been on her mind for months. The two were very close and would FaceTime every night.

The Hall of Famer says she recognized Chyna was going down a bad path and tried to convince her to go to rehab -- but she refused, and died while Sytch was seeking treatment for herself.

Obviously, Chyna's death isn't Tammy's fault ... but Sytch says she wishes she could've gotten her friend to see the light. Chyna passed away in April after overdosing on Rx pills and booze.

As for Tammy ... her next stop is another stint in rehab to combat her ongoing alcohol issues -- and she says she's receiving the full support of the WWE.

NFL's Joe McKnight Shooter Charged With 2nd Degree Murder

2/2/2017 12:08 PM PST
Breaking News

The man who shot and killed NFL player Joe McKnight has been indicted for 2nd degree murder ... officials in Louisiana announced.

Ronald Gasser, 55, was arrested on December 5 and booked for manslaughter ... following a road rage incident that led to the death of the former USC star.

Now, after further investigation by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office in collaboration with the D.A., a grand jury has hit Gasser with the more serious charge of 2nd degree murder.

As a result of the indictment, the judge raised Gasser's bond from $500K to $750k.

If convicted on the murder charge, Gasser faces life in prison.

President Trump Mission to Honor Fallen Navy SEAL

2/1/2017 12:47 PM PST
Breaking News

President Trump bolted from the White House Wednesday afternoon aboard Marine One to make a trip that was unannounced, and shocked the Press Corps -- but turns out it's for a very somber occasion.

The President was with Ivanka Trump when he left, and reporters had no idea where he was going. About 20 minutes after he lifted off in the chopper ... the White House revealed he was flying to Dover Air Force Base to greet the plane bringing back the remains of Chief Special Warfare Operator William "Ryan" Owens.

Owens, reportedly a Navy SEAL, died during a counterterrorism raid in Yemen. He is the first solider killed under the Trump administration.

The White House says the ceremony will be held in private.

Allman Bros. Drummer Suicide Gut-Wrenching 911 'My Husband Just Shot Himself!'

2/1/2017 8:24 AM PST
Breaking News

Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks pulled the trigger on a handgun and killed himself while his wife frantically dialed 911.

The recording of the call was just released, and you can hear Melinda Trucks screaming immediately after what sounds like the fatal gunshot. She tells the operator he used a pistol.

Trucks, named one of the 100 greatest drummers by Rolling Stone, died January 24 at home in West Palm Beach. He was pronounced dead on the scene once paramedics arrived.

Butch was 69. 

'Sopranos' Star Frank Pellegrino Dead at 72

2/1/2017 6:25 AM PST

Frank Pellegrino -- best known for his role as the FBI Chief gunning for Tony Soprano on the HBO hit show -- died after losing his battle with cancer.

Frank -- who also co-owned the popular Italian restaurant Rao's in East Harlem -- died in New York Tuesday. The restaurant, founded in 1896, was famous for celebrity drop-ins ... including Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen and Jay Z.

Frank appeared in "Goodfellas" and 'Law & Order' but he burst onto the scene beginning in 1999 when he was tapped as FBI Chief Frank Cubitoso on 'Sopranos.'

He was 72.

Asia Singer John Wetton Dead at 67

1/31/2017 8:25 AM PST
Breaking News

Asia frontman John Wetton died Tuesday morning in his sleep after battling cancer ... according to the band. 

Wetton was a fixture in the '70s and '80s British rock scene, playing with bands like King Crimson, Roxy Music, and Uriah Heep -- but his biggest popularity came when he formed the supergroup, Asia, in 1981. The group is best known for its huge hits "Heat of the Moment" and "Only Time Will Tell."

Wetton eventually left the group and worked on solo projects, but later returned for some of their final albums. He was 67.

#RIP

Mary Tyler Moore Death Certificate Reveals Multiple Causes of Death

1/30/2017 9:56 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Mary Tyler Moore died from cardiopulmonary arrest ... brought on by 3 other serious medical conditions ... this according to the death certificate.

According to the death certificate, obtained by TMZ, the contributing factors to her death last week were aspiration pneumonia, hypoxia (lack of oxygen to her tissues) and diabetes mellitus.

Cardiopulmonary arrest is when the heart stops beating. It technically is not a heart attack.

TMZ broke the story, the 80-year-old actress died in a Connecticut hospital after life support was withdrawn. Family sources say she had been suffering greatly in the weeks before her death.

The death certificate shows Moore was pronounced dead at 2:15 PM on January 25.  

There was no autopsy.

Pac-Man Creator Dies at 91

1/30/2017 8:22 AM PST
Breaking News

The Japanese business giant who helped put Pac-Man on the path to chomping dots and ghosts has gone to the great arcade in the sky.

Masaya Nakamura, founder of Namco, died on January 22 ... according to a release from the company on Monday. 

Namco released Pac-Man in 1980 ... and has been inhaling dots at record pace ever since. The game was named the highest-grossing arcade game of all time last year.

The company didn't release any details about how Nakamura passed away. It's worth noting ... his death came 18 months after the release of "Pixels."

Nakamura now has more in common with Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde.

#RIP

David Bowie Get His 'Genie' Handwriting If Ya Got an Extra $50,000!

1/28/2017 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Anyone can collect David Bowie's music, but you know you're balling if you have the legend's handwritten lyrics ... 'cause it could cost ya $50k!

A year after his death, Bowie's handwritten lyrics to "The Jean Genie" are hitting the auction block. Check out the letter ... penmanship clearly mattered to him, and online auctioneer Paddle8.com is throwing in more than the lyrics for the 1972 hit.

The lot, called Backstage Pass: David Bowie, includes epic pics from the '70s and '80s -- including one with John Lennon -- and a record from Bowie's "Hunky Dory" recording sessions.

Paddle8's estimate of $50k seems about right, considering a 2Pac lyric page went for about $40k.

The online auction starts Monday. 

Mary Tyler Moore 6 Figure Burial

1/28/2017 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Mary Tyler Moore will rest alone -- clear of other graves -- because her family paid a small fortune to make that happen.

We're told Mary's family is pulling out all the stops -- buying 12 gravesites at $2k a pop -- to create peace and also to make a statement of her importance.

We're told the site will be bordered by granite and display angel statues valued right around $200k.

Mary's final resting place will be in Fairfield, CT -- the place she called home. Services will be held Sunday.

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