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Bobbi Kristina

History of Falling Asleep Wasted in Bathtubs

7/28/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0727-nick-gordon-bobbi-kristina-getty-instagram-3Bobbi Kristina got extremely drunk the night before her mom died, fell asleep in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and flooded the room ... and it could be critical evidence in the homicide investigation.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Bobbi was partying with Whitney Houston at the Beverly Hilton bar and got drunk and unruly. Bobbi Kristina went up to her room, drew a bath and fell asleep in the tub ... intoxicated. By the time she woke up there was water everywhere.  

Sources tell TMZ, attorney Jose Baez, who reps Bobbi's BF Nick Gordon, knows about the incident and will use it to convince prosecutors Nick did nothing wrong ... that she simply took too many drugs and did the same thing she did at the hotel with fatal results.

We've also learned the night Whitney Houston was found dead in her tub, Bobbi Kristina was rushed to the hospital for acute alcohol poisoning. Whitney's PR team said it was for exhaustion, but law enforcement tells us it was excessive alcohol consumption.

It's relevant especially in light of the Medical Examiner's preliminary autopsy report, which reveals no obvious evidence of foul play.  

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Bobbi Kristina

Autopsy Shows No Evidence of Foul Play

7/27/2015 2:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0202-bobbi-kristina-getty-7There are no obvious signs someone tried to kill Bobbi Kristina ... this according to the preliminary autopsy results.

According to the Fulton County Medical Examiner, the autopsy shows "no obvious underlying cause of death."  The Medical Examiner goes on to say, "no significant injuries were noted."

Short story ... this could help Nick Gordon, who has been under the police microscope from the get-go.

The report says there were no previously unknown medical conditions that could have rendered Bobbi Kristina unconscious in the bathtub.

But the Medical Examiner says he has subpoenaed medical records, presumably from the hospital, to determine if drug testing after the accident was relevant. Gordon has said both he and Bobbi Kristina had been doing drugs and she took too much.

The Medical Examiner says he will not determine a cause of death until he reviews the records.

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Bobbi Kristina

Now It's a Homicide Investigation

7/27/2015 8:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0203-bobbi-kristina-instagram-4The investigation into the circumstances that led to Bobbi Kristina's death Sunday has just been amped up ... TMZ has learned it's now officially a homicide investigation.  

Law enforcement sources tell us, both the D.A. and the cops are treating the mystery as foul play, and Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend, Nick Gordon, continues to be a person of interest.

Although months have separated the incident in which Bobbi Kristina was found submerged in her bathtub from her death Sunday, law enforcement is confident there will be no problem finding a direct link between the 2, and they have felt from the beginning there was foul play.  

TMZ broke the story, first responders noticed injuries on Bobbi Kristina's body.

Whitney Houston's Daughter

Bobbi Kristina

Dead at 22

7/26/2015 5:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's daughter Bobbi Kristina has died at the age of 22.

She passed away outside Atlanta in the hospice care facility where she's been since June 24 ... when her family decided to take her off all meds. As we first reported, a specialist had told them there was no chance of recovery

The family says Bobbi Kristina was surrounded by family and, "She is finally at peace in the arms of God."

Bobbi Kristina was found submerged in her bathtub on January 31, and police believe she was underwater for anywhere between 2 and 5 minutes. Paramedics were able to resuscitate her, but she was in a medically induced coma and placed on life support. 

Ultimately, Pat Houston and Bobby -- co-guardians for Bobbi Kristina -- had to make the decision to withdraw medications. It was a rare moment of agreement for the Browns and Houstons ... who had battled about BK's condition throughout her hospitalization.

TMZ broke the story ... the D.A. has been gearing up for a murder case, and her boyfriend Nick Gordon would be their first person of interest. Police said there were bruises on Bobbi Kristina's face and body after Gordon and a friend, Max Lomas, found her in the tub.

Of course, Whitney died from a drug overdose in 2012 while sitting in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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Original 'SNL' Cast Member

George Coe Dies

7/20/2015 3:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0720-george-coe-GETTY-01George Coe, one of the O.G. "Saturday Night Live" stars, died in Santa Monica over the weekend.

Coe was part of the "Not Ready for Prime Time Players" comedy troupe that launched 'SNL' in 1975 -- and went on to have a very successful career in movies and TV. He had roles in "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "The West Wing," and "L.A. Law."

Most recently, Coe voiced a main character on "Archer." He played Woodhouse, Archer's butler.

His big movie roles included ... "Kramer vs. Kramer" and "Blind Date."

Variety first reported his death.

Fun fact: Coe held the record for oldest person to join 'SNL.' He was 46 when the show started. Leslie Jones just took that title ... she was 47 when she joined in 2014.

Olaf Pooley

'Dr. Who' Star

Dead at 101

7/20/2015 1:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0720-olaf-pooley-BBC-01Olaf Pooley -- who appeared in the 1970s as Professor Stahlman on the cult TV classic "Dr. Who" -- has died. He was 101.

Pooley, who also appeared on an episode of "Star Trek: Voyager," died July 14 of congestive heart failure, according to StarTrek.com. He held the distinction of being oldest-living actor for both shows.

Pooley also had a solid stage career in the West End theater, having appeared in "Peace in Our Time," "Twelve Angry Men," "The Tempest" and "Othello."

'Godfather' Actor Alex Rocco

Dead at 79

7/19/2015 11:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Actor Alex Rocco, who played casino owner Moe Greene in the first "Godfather" film, has died.

Rocco was the voice of Itchy & Scratchy Studio boss Roger Myers, Jr. on "The Simpsons."  And he has a slew of other TV credits, including "The Rockford Files," "Starsky & Hutch" and "Facts of Life."

He won an Emmy for his role on Jon Cryer's "Famous Teddy Z."

Rocco was 79.


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Demi Moore

Man Found Dead in Pool

7/19/2015 8:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The man who died did not know how to swim and it appears he slipped and fell in the pool, law enforcement sources tell TMZ.  We're told there was no foul play.  Our sources say Demi's caretaker threw the party and invited the victim.  They reiterated neither Demi nor her kids were there.

As for alcohol, we're told there was "a limited amount."

We're told the caretaker and the others went out at some point leaving the victim behind, and when they returned they found him at the bottom of the pool.

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A man was found dead Saturday night in Demi Moore's swimming pool ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us, a 21-year-old man apparently drowned in the swimming pool and his body was discovered early Sunday morning at the bottom of the pool.

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We're told there was a party at the house.  Demi was not there ... she's currently out of town.  A law enforcement sources tells us none of Demi's family was present.

A neighbor, however, tells TMZ, Demi's kids have been staying at the house for weeks and have been throwing "parties every day, day and night."  She says there are frequent pool parties.

Police are investigating.

Story developing

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Ex-NFL Player

Mistress Murders Wife

... Cops Say (Update)

7/17/2015 2:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0717_buster_barnett_accidentupdate_graphic_red_bar3:11 PM PT -- The Clayton County P.D. tells us ... Buster was at work at the time of the kidnapping and was unharmed in the incident.  

We're also told Buster's mistress had gone to Buster's workplace right BEFORE the kidnapping -- and told him she was MAD that Buster and his wife were going on a vacation together.  

Cops say Buster insists he had no idea Brown was homicidal -- and didn't think the situation would escalate, which is why he did not call police.  

Barnett is not a suspect or a person of interest.  update_grey_gray_barThe mistress of a former NFL player went berserk in Georgia -- kidnapping the man's wife and then killing her and herself after a high speed car chase ... this according to police.  

Cops say the killer was the mistress of Buster Barnett -- a former tight end for the Buffalo Bills from '81 to '84. 

0717_buster_barnett_gettyBarnett's mistress, Lisa Brown, kidnapped Buster's wife, Sandra Barnett, and sped off in a Dodge Durango ... officials told 11Alive.com.

The Durango was spotted by police and a chase ensued -- through Georgia and into Alabama ... until the car suddenly stopped -- and that's when cops say Brown opened fire on Barnett and then herself. 

No word if Buster was harmed in the incident.  

Story developing ... 

Outlawz Rapper Hussein Fatal

Driver in Accident ...

Busted for His Homicide

7/14/2015 6:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0713_Hussein-Fatal_youtubeTupac’s homie and Outlawz rapper, Hussein Fatal, wasn't at the wheel during the car accident, and the woman who was ... has been arrested for homicide and DUI.

We’re told Fatal was the passenger in a Dodge Challenger driven by Zanetta L. Yearby -- and he was ejected and killed in an absolutely horrific crash early Friday morning in Gainesville, Georgia. Two car seats and one wheel are about all that's left of the vehicle. 

Zanetta was arrested at the scene and charged with DUI, reckless driving, and first degree vehicular homicide. She's still in custody. 

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Joan Sebastian

Legendary Mexican Singer

Dead at 64

7/14/2015 5:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0714-joan-sebastian-getty-01Joan Sebastian -- a beloved Mexican singer known as "El Rey Del Jaripeo" -- passed away on Monday at his family's ranch in Juliantla, Guerrero, Mexico. He was 64.

Sebastian had been battling bone cancer since 1999. 

He was a staple on the Mexican music charts since his career began back in 1977. In 2006, Sebastian was inducted into the Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame.

Sebastian won seven Latin Grammy Awards and five Grammy Awards, the most of any Mexican performer.

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Outlawz Rapper Hussein Fatal

Dies In Car Crash

Rapped with 2Pac on 'Hit 'Em Up'

7/12/2015 7:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0712-tupac-hussein-fatal-01Hussein Fatal, one of the members of rap group The Outlawz -- a group founded by Tupac -- died in a car accident this weekend ... the group confirms. 

Details surrounding Fatal's death are unclear at this point -- but the group posted a message on social media saying, "Rest in Paradise our brother Hussein Fatal. He passed away in a car accident. Pray for his family & kids at this time!"

Fatal performed on a bunch of songs with Tupac -- but most famously rapped the second verse on "Hit 'Em Up" ... the one that starts, "Get out the way, yo, get out the way, yo. Biggie Smalls just got dropped."

Fellow Outlawz member Napoleon went to Facebook to remember his friend ... writing, "He was my old group member and friend for over 20 years and he will be missed."

R.I.P.

TV & Broadway's Roger Rees

'Nicholas Nickleby' Star

Dies At 71

7/11/2015 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0711-roger-rees-GETTY-01Roger Rees, best known for playing Nicholas Nickleby on Broadway and TV ... died in New York on Friday.

Rees' rep says the Tony Award winning star was at his home when he passed after a brief illness. He had been performing up until May when he left his show Broadway show "The Visit" to undergo a medical procedure. 

Rees was also famous for film and TV roles -- co-starring in "Frida," "Robin Hood: Men in Tights," "The West Wing" and "Cheers."

He played Robin Colcord on "Cheers" ... a British millionaire who dated Kirstie Alley's character, Rebecca Howe.

Rees was 71.

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