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'Plastic Wives' Star

My Ex is Like Satan!

11/23/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1119-frances-marques-dr-ryan-stanton-tmz-yt-01 "Plastic Wives" star Frances Marques says her ex-husband threatened to kill her ... and looked like he was possessed by the devil while trying to do her in.

Marques -- who stars on the show with her ex, Dr. Ryan Stanton -- claims he went berserk last month at his Bev Hills office when she tried collecting rent ... calling her an "old ugly c**t."

In her court docs, Marques alleges Stanton takes "loads" of steroids ... and fears his rage will cause him to shoot her and her daughter. She says everyone at his office is afraid of him.

A judge gave her a restraining order ... but he only has to stay 10 yards away, so it's iffy protection.

We reached out to a rep for Stanton who says "Dr. Stanton refutes Ms. Marques' claims. The hearing on this matter will reveal Ms. Marques' shameless abuse of the legal system."

Kris Jenner

My Boyfriend's NOT a Stalker!

11/22/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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doesn't care her new boyfriend's ex claims he's a stalker ... because the BF has convinced Kris she's crazy.

Corey Gamble's ex got a restraining order against him in 2010, claiming he followed her everywhere, manhandled her and left bruises, and even called OnStar to track her car.

But Kris is telling all her friends ... she knows stalkers since she and her family have had more than their share ... and Corey doesn't fit the profile.

Her reasoning is interesting ... she says he's a "background guy" who doesn't look for publicity or notoriety. She adds he works as a tour manager for Justin Bieber and never tried exploiting that relationship.

We're told Corey gave her a heads up long before stories surfaced about the restraining order against him, and he convinced Kris the chick never had a case against him and the only reason it's coming up now is because she wanted to make a quick buck from the tabloids.

Love is sweet, but it can also be blind. The question ... which is it?

'Ink Master' Contestant

I Colored My BF's Eye Black

And Got Busted

11/21/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Maddie la Belle Arrested
"Ink Master" contestant Madison "Maddie la Belle" Loftis tattooed her boyfriend, but not with ink ... with her fists, and she ended up in the slammer.

Maddie -- who appeared on Season 3 -- tells TMZ she got into a fight that started with words and ended with fists. She says it was mutual combat, but she's the one who called the cops.

Greensboro cops tell us when they arrived Maddie was fine, but her boyfriend had a swollen eye.

Maddie's man didn't want to press charges, but North Carolina requires cops to arrest someone who inflicts injury during a domestic fight ... so she got busted for misdemeanor assault and battery.

Maddie says all is forgiven and they're back together.

As for whether she would punch him again, Maddie told us, "Every day, all day."

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'Party Down South' Star

Drinking And Driving

... It's Sorta My Thing

11/21/2014 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The cast of "Party Down South" has a love for booze in mass quantities ... and they've racked up another in a long list of DUIs.

PDS star Josh Murray was pulled over in Rankin County, Mississippi early Saturday. He flunked the field sobriety test and went to jail for DUI and driving with a suspended license.

It's the second time Josh has been popped for DUI. He faces jail time, and license suspension for 2 years.

PDS has a rich history of alcohol-related hijinks. Mattie Breaux was busted for DUI earlier this year, Ryan Richards bonged an entire bottle of Jägermeister, and Lyle Boudreaux allegedly stole a credit card so he could keep his binge on during Mardi Gras.

The good news ... at least nobody pissed themselves this time.

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'American Idol'

Racial Suit Dismissed

You Snooze You Lose, Judge Says

11/20/2014 2:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"American Idol" is NOT racist against Black contestants -- the lawsuit filed by 10 former Idol wannabes who claimed they were cut over race ... has been dismissed, but mostly on a technicality.

TMZ broke the story ... the contestants claimed "Idol" producers dug up criminal charges from their pasts -- including crimes for which they were never convicted -- and this was done strictly because they're Black.

According to new court docs, however ... all but 1 of them waited too long to file their cases, and since the statute of limitations ran out ... they had no leg to stand on. A judge tossed the cases.

The one who DID file in time -- Chris Golightly ... had his case dismissed when "Idol" proved to the court the reason he was booted was because he'd violated a show rule by being in a band.

Idol -- 10 ... Plaintiffs -- 0

'Bachelor' Creator

Criminally Charged

With Disturbing 'Baywatch' Star's Peace

11/20/2014 8:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"The Bachelor" creator Mike Fleiss has been criminally charged for harassing "Baywatch" star David Charvet and his famous wife Brooke Burke ... an arrest warrant was issued, and it has to do with fake barking dogs.

The L.A. County D.A. has charged Fleiss with the crime of disturbing the peace by loud noise. As we previously reported ... Charvet and Burke complained Fleiss initiated a campaign of terror and harassment against them, making physical threats and blaring barking dog sounds at all hours from huge speakers pointing at their property. 

We're told Fleiss -- who also produced "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" -- was uncooperative with police during the investigation.

Charvet and Burke tried unsuccessfully last month to get a restraining order but, presumably, the arrest should do the trick.

We reached out to Mike ... so far no word back.

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'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta'

Benzino Fired

After Alleged Death Threats

11/20/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Love And Hip Hop Benzino Stevie JDeath threats from "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" star Benzino triggered his firing ... so claims Stevie J, but the guy who got the boot says it's a crock.

TMZ broke the story ... Benzino got the ax right after the brawl on the reunion taping, which sent people to the hospital and resulted in criminal charges filed against Joseline Hernandez.

Stevie J tells TMZ ... Benzino wouldn't let it go ... he went on a campaign of terror, threatening the lives of him and Joseline, producers and other staffers. Stevie tells us, "He said flat out he was going to kill us."

The threats were too much for VH1 and we're told that's why Benzino was banished.

But Benzino tells us, "Stevie J is a habitual liar and VH1 has never given me a reason for being fired."

Benzino thinks this is all about star power and he's the scapegoat because "They wanted to keep the crackhead whore." 

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Dwight Howard

Baby Mama Throws Son's

B-day Party At Hooters

11/19/2014 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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A seven-year-old boy should be having his birthday at Chuck E. Cheese's, NOT Hooters ... but that's exactly what Dwight Howard's baby mama did for their son's 7th birthday. 

"Basketball Wives" star Royce Reed, the boy's mother, posted the photo on her Instagram showing Braylon grinning from ear-to-ear ... and it probably wasn't because of the wings.

As TMZ first reported ... Howard is angling for full custody, while simultaneously being investigated for child abuse.

In court docs, Howard has accused Reed of exposing Braylon to sexual situations. Howard claims his son has witnessed Reed engage in sexual acts with her "numerous companions."

We're told Howard believes this photo is just the latest example of his son being exposed to sex.

A source close to Royce says her son's birthday party was at a Monkey Joe's bounce house earlier in the day -- with his classmates -- and she merely stopped at Hooters for food. The source also says Royce has never had any man in and out of her house, and has never exposed Braylon to sex.

A rep for Howard tells TMZ, "Dwight isn't going to engage in the back and forth about his son in the media. He only wishes that his mother would do the same and protect the boy instead of exposing him.‎"

Russell Armstrong's Father

Gets Death Pics

To Satisfy Foul Play Suspicions

11/19/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Russell Armstrong Autopsy PhotosThe father of the late "Real Housewives" star Russell Armstrong will finally get photographic evidence to answer the question he's been asking for 3 years ... "Was my son murdered?"

The L.A. County Coroner has agreed to turn over pics, negatives, videos and X-rays to Louie Armstrong and his lawyers ... provided they keep the evidence under wraps.

The elder Armstrong has never believed his son took his own life. Russell was in financial straits -- owing a ton of money to business associates -- so when Armstrong was found hanging from an electrical cord Aug. 15, 2011, his dad immediately suspected foul play.

The Coroner ruled the death a suicide.

Kylie Jenner

Ticketed for Driving While Black

11/18/2014 5:32 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1118_kylie_jenner_pulled_over_x17Kylie Jenner is getting to know the entire LAPD police force one by one ... because another cop just pulled her over and wrote her up.

The 17-year-old was driving her Range Rover in the San Fernando Valley when the patrol officer lit her up because her tail lights were not up to code. The whip was tricked out and the black covers over the red tail lights didn't cut it.

The non-moving violation is the latest in a string of vehicular hijinks ... she's been in 2 accidents, ticketed 3 times and sued once.

At least she's not dating a 24-year-old. Oh, wait ...

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The Kardashians

A Film by Ken Burns

(That Will Never Happen)

11/18/2014 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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111814_tv_ken_burns_launchCan't ya just see it -- Kim Kardashian, Kim's ass ... and the rest of the family taking their place in history by starring in one of those legendary 5-part Ken Burns documentaries?!! 

Yeah, he can't either, but what the hell ... let's give it a shot. Move over Roosevelts, and make room for ... The Kardashians!
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'Blow' Star Jennifer Gimenez

Burglars Stole My Gucci

But Spared My Dog!

11/18/2014 1:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Jennifer Gimenez Home RobbedMovie and reality star Jennifer Gimenez will be wearing the finest Ross dresses for her next fancy event ... because all her good stuff has been stolen.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ  ... the "Blow" actress came home to her L.A. home Monday afternoon and found her front window wide open and the screen thrown to the ground.

Sources close to Jennifer say that she went inside and, to her horror, found several rooms torn apart and $20,000 worth of jewelry, Gucci and Louis Vuitton handbags missing.

It happened in broad daylight, yet as far as we can tell there were no witnesses.

The good news ... her little pooch Mickey was home at the time but apparently he wasn't enough of a designer dog to entice the thieves.

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Mama June's New Man

Kicked Off Facebook

No Child Molesters Allowed

11/18/2014 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Mark McDaniel Facebook Profile DeletedMama June's boyfriend has been booted from Facebook ... because he's a child molester. 

Mark McDaniel was active on Facebook until Tuesday ... when his profile was yanked from the site. Turns out Facebook has a policy of rejecting sex offenders, but apparently they didn't know until recently ... presumably after we posted the story that McDaniel did time for molesting Mama June's child.

McDaniel's profile pic showed him cradling his granddaughter. There were various "welcome home" posts ... presumably from friends who found out he had been released from prison.

It's interesting ... June was absent from McDaniel's profile page, and we're guessing it's because they both knew it was wrong for her to hook up with him after he abused Anna.

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