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Anton Yelchin Left No Will ... Parents to Control Estate

8/1/2016 3:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0801_anton_yelchin_tmz-2Anton Yelchin died without writing a will and now his parents are filing to take over his estate.

Irina and Victor Yelchin filed probate docs in L.A. County on Monday which list the 27-year-old actor's assets. According to the docs, Anton had $731,000 in equity on the Sherman Oaks home where he died in a bizarre accident.

Anton also had $641,000 in cash and personal property. 

The "Star Trek" star had no children or spouse. His parents are asking the court to make them administrators of his estate. 

As we reported ... Anton's folks plan to file a wrongful death suit against Fiat Chrysler ... maker of the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee which pinned him up against his security gate


Anton Yelchin Parents to Sue Over Car Death

8/1/2016 11:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0801_anton-yelchin_gate_wm_tmzAnton Yelchin's parents have lawyered up and are planning to sue Fiat Chrysler and other companies they believe are responsible for the "wrongful death" of the "Star Trek" actor.

Yelchin was killed back in June when his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled backwards at his home -- and pinned him against a security gate. 

Yelchin's parents say they're going after Fiat Chrysler (which makes the Cherokee) along with manufacturer ZF North America. 

They're also suing the AutoNation car retailer chain -- which is presumably where he bought the car. 

The family lawyer says the Yelchins want punitive damages "for the wrongful death of their son due to significant defects" in the Jeep. 

You'll recall, a class action suit was filed against Fiat Chrsyler in the days following Yelchin's death claiming the 2015 Cherokee has a faulty e-shift which makes drivers think their car is in park when it's actually in neutral. 


Prince Everything Must Go ... Estate Ready to Dump Properties

8/1/2016 8:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0606-prince-getty-8Prince's massive real estate holdings are about to hit the open market ... if his estate gets a judge's approval.

The special administrator of Prince's estate has filed a request to start unloading various real estate holdings. It won't be a fire sale though ... according to the docs, the estate says it will only accept offers that are at least 90% of fair market value.

It's unclear exactly which of his properties will be for sale -- the court has sealed that part of the request -- but Prince is known to have real estate in Minnesota, Beverly Hills, New York and possibly more. His Minnesota holdings alone have been estimated at nearly $30 mil.

The move is a sign Prince's heirs are looking to liquidate his assets rather than hold onto 'em for sentimental reasons.

The judge still needs to sign off on the deal.


Jessica Alba Powerful Anti-Gun Violence Message At Teen Choice Awards

8/1/2016 9:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jessica Alba stood shoulder to shoulder with young people who've lost family members to recent gun violence atrocities ... in the most poignant moment of Sunday's Teen Choice Awards.

Jessica and the teenagers made a plea to bring an end to the violence -- reminding the audience of the loved ones they'd lost in Newtown, Orlando, San Bernardino, Baton Rouge and more. 

The tribute brought many people in the audience to tears.

Justin Timberlake had his own message about tolerance and Americans coming together.

Miss Cleo Still Saw the Future ... Before Her Death

8/1/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0726-miss-cleo-gettyMiss Cleo catered to true believers right up until her final days, looking into their futures from the comfort of her home ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Miss Cleo tell us she had a fiercely loyal bunch who called her for readings, and even some who flew to her in Florida to peer into the future. We're told Cleo did Tarot card readings and sometimes just provided plain old life advice ... of the non-psychic variety.

We're told these followers believed she had a true gift, and wasn't just acting for the iconic Psychic Readers Network TV spots in the '90s.

TMZ broke the story ... Miss Cleo died Tuesday after battling cancer.

Despite the hotline reportedly making more than $1 billion, she made very little ... reportedly $1,750 for 3 days of work on her first ad. Still, she did get a small percentage of every phone call and our sources say she lived comfortably.

Former Champ Leon Spinks 'Muhammad Ali is Still Ugly ... But I Love Him'

7/31/2016 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It's been 38 years since Leon Spinks upset Muhammad Ali for the heavyweight title ... but that didn't stop the former champ from taking one last jab at his old opponent.

Neon Leon, and his brother Michael, attended the Pat Cairo cancer outing in Lido Beach, NY on Tuesday when Leon was asked if he wanted to lay a hit on a cardboard cutout of the GOAT.

"I'm gonna give him a little rest today," he joked before adding, "he's still ugly, too."

Leon went on about his relationship with Ali, saying, "he always talked s***, but we loved him anyway."

Proceeds from the event -- which included a tribute to Ali -- were donated to a local hospital for the terminally ill and for cancer research efforts.

Check out the clip.

'Babylon 5' star Jerry Doyle Dead at 60

7/28/2016 8:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0728-jerry-doyle-GETTY-01Jerry Doyle -- best known for his role on "Babylon 5" -- died Wednesday ... TMZ has learned.

Sources tell us ... a call was made to his Las Vegas home yesterday afternoon after he was found unresponsive. It's unclear how the political radio talk show host and actor died ... but we're told no foul play is suspected. An autopsy is pending.

Jerry starred as security officer Michael Garibaldi from 1994 to 1998 and was married to co-star Andrea Thompson from 1995 to 1997. He worked on Wall Street before going into acting.

As of late ... Jerry hosted a nationally syndicated radio talk show, "The Jerry Doyle Show."

He was 60.

Jenni Rivera Plane Crash $70 Million Victory For Families of Entourage

7/27/2016 1:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0727-jenni-rivera-filly-brown-lionsgate-01The families of Jenni Rivera's entourage members killed in her plane crash have been awarded a hefty payout from the private jet company.

A judge in L.A. ruled Wednesday Starwood Management -- owners of the downed Learjet -- must pay a total of $70 million to the loved ones of Jenni's publicist, makeup artist, hairstylist and lawyer. Rivera's plane went down in Mexico in 2012. Both pilots were also killed in the crash.

The $70 mil is a default judgment ... Starwood abandoned its defense in the case.

Jenni's family still has an active lawsuit going against Starwood.


Miss Cleo Dead at 53

7/26/2016 9:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0726_miss_cleo_last_pic_tmz_wmThere won't be any more calls to Miss Cleo ... the iconic TV psychic is dead after battling cancer ... TMZ has learned. 

A rep for Miss Cleo -- whose real name was Youree Harris -- tells us she died Tuesday morning in Palm Beach County, FL. We're told she was recently hospitalized, but was discharged last week to a hospice center.

We're told Cleo was originally diagnosed with colon cancer ... but it spread to her liver and lungs.

The rep said Cleo remained a "pillar of strength" during her illness ... and died surrounded by family and friends.

Cleo's Jamaican character and her psychic commercials became a cult classic in the late '90s ... thanks to her catchphrase, "CALL ME NOW!" 

Miss Cleo was actually born in L.A. -- she just nailed the accent.

After the Psychic Readers Network closed shop, Cleo bounced around to various jobs ... including voicing a character in the video game, "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City."


Kimbo Slice Son Making MMA Debut ... Months After Dad's Death

7/26/2016 7:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0726-kimbo-slice-jr-kevin-ferguson-YOUTUBE-GETTY-01Kimbo Slice's son will follow in his father's fighting footsteps -- and has inked a deal to make his MMA  debut at Bellator 160 next month. 

24-year-old Kevin Ferguson Jr. confirmed the deal to the AP -- saying he will fight on the undercard on August 26th. He's been training with Bellator fighters like A.J. McKee and Bubba Jenkins. 

"I was always around the fight business and everything, so I saw it and I understood what was going on," Ferguson told the media outlet ... "I just knew without a doubt that one day, this was what I wanted to do."

Ferguson says he got his father's blessing to fight before Kimbo died back in June

As we previously reported, the 42-year-old fight legend had major heart problems -- and died from complications stemming from congestive heart failure on June 6th. 

Tiger Attack Woman Mauled to Death in China

7/25/2016 10:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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A woman died trying to save her adult daughter from a tiger attack in a Chinese drive-thru safari park.

Surveillance video shows what went down Saturday at Badaling Wildlife Park in Beijing -- the daughter got out of the car and walked to the other side ... and that's when the tiger pounced and dragged her away. A man and another woman -- the mother -- attempted to rescue the daughter.

All 3 people were off camera when, officials say, another tiger attacked and killed the mother.

Authorities are investigating, but it seems pretty clear from the video where things went south.

The park has been closed and an investigation is underway. 

Justin Bieber Look-alike Died from Pill Mash-Up

7/25/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0720-Toby-Sheldon-instagramToby Sheldon, the guy who paid thousands for surgeries to look like Justin Bieber -- died from a strong cocktail of drugs ... TMZ has learned. 

The autopsy report, obtained by TMZ, shows Toby (real name Tobias Strebel) had all kinds of narcotic painkillers and prescription drugs in his system at the time of death. The L.A. County Coroner says he had a combination of the painkillers oxycodone and hydrocodone, diazepam (Valium) ... sleep aids zolpidem and temazepam, alprazolam (Xanax) and alcohol. 

Police also found syringes and a bottle of insulin in the Motel 6 room where he was found in the San Fernando Valley last summer. 

The report says there was no apparent trauma or foul play. The official cause of death is listed as "multiple drug intoxication." 

Toby had appeared on "Botched" and "My Strange Addiction" to talk about the $100,000 worth of cosmetic surgeries he had to look like Bieber. He was 35.


Hillary Clinton Visits Pulse And Victims' Families

7/22/2016 2:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0722_hillary_clinton_pulse_nightclub_launch_2Hillary Clinton paid her respects and read dozens of memorials Friday at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando.

The presidential candidate delivered a bouquet of white roses before sitting down with the families of the 49 mass shooting victims.

She also met with city and LGBTQ community leaders. 

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