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Kanye West

Tyga and Kylie are 'In Love'

2/20/2015 10:49 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Kanye West said something explosive on "The Breakfast Club" Friday ... something that was edited out of the prerecorded interview but was just leaked  -- that his 17-year-old sister-in-law Kylie and Tyga are in love. 

The edited version was already interesting, with Kanye saying, "I think he got in early. I think he was smart." But now we know the words that preceded Kanye's thoughts. When you combine the notion that Tyga and Kylie are in love with the bragging rights that he "got in early" ... it raises obvious questions.

Tyga fiercely denied dating Kylie on "The Breakfast Club" Tuesday.

It's getting interesting.

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'Honey Boo Boo' Family

Sweating Like Pigs in L.A. Hotel Room

2/19/2015 2:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0219-honey-boo-boo-splashHoney Boo Boo and her family may look like they're enjoying the sun while sitting poolside in L.A. ... but TMZ has learned it's actually been more like a vacation FROM HELL!

Sources close to the family tell us ... when the Shannon clan got to their hotel room Tuesday night, the AC was busted -- so the hotel gave them some fans to cool off for the night.

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Even worse for Mama JuneSugar Bear and the fam -- their toilet wouldn't flush.

When they switched rooms Wednesday morn, the toilet was working ... but the AC was still kaput. Which is why the Shannon clan hit the pool to cool off -- then pulled up stakes and switched hotels.

Welcome to glamorous Hollywood.

Bruce Jenner

Video Shows Bruce Squarely to Blame

In 'Violent' Crash

2/19/2015 10:49 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Bruce Jenner
was squarely at fault in the fatal car crash ... so claim people familiar with the MTA video of the crash. 

Law enforcement would not comment on the video, however, others familiar with it tell TMZ it shows the drivers of the other 3 vehicles in the crash did nothing wrong. We're told the video shows the Lexus and the Prius moving at a very slow rate of speed, though it's unclear whether they are accelerating or decelerating. They were in the back of a line of cars stopped for a red light.

As we reported, Bruce told cops at the scene the Lexus driver slammed on her brakes without warning, making it impossible for him to react in time to avoid the crash. We're told the video actually shows the Lexus barely moving -- she did not slam on her brakes -- and Bruce is clearly inattentive, holding his cigarette with one hand and not aware of the traffic in front of him. By the time he realizes he's in peril, he slams on the brakes but it's too late. 

We're told the video shows Bruce hit the Lexus "violently" ... rocketing it into the Hummer, killing the Lexus driver. Our sources say the video shows Bruce was clearly traveling at a significant speed given the magnitude of the crash, although cops believe he was not speeding.

Bruce then continued on and hit the Prius, and we're told that collision occurred at almost the exact time the Lexus hit the Hummer, which is why witnesses say they only heard 2 crashes.

Although the video seems to show Bruce and Bruce alone caused the crash, it was still an accident and some of our law enforcement sources think it's unlikely he'll be charged with vehicular manslaughter because the offense is following too closely, something everyone has done.

UFC's Luke Rockhold

'Millionaire Matchmaker' Screwed Me

So I Hooked Up w/ Co-Host

2/19/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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021815_luke_rockhold_launchUFC star Luke Rockhold says he got DONE DIRTY on "The Millionaire Matchmaker" -- and was made to look like a scumbag on the show ... but claims it was worth it 'cause he hooked up with one of Patti Stanger's smokin' hot co-stars. 

Of course, Rockhold's appearance on the show earlier this year was super controversial -- after he asked one of his potential matches if she "spits or swallows."

Patti tore Luke's ass up in a post-date meeting -- a meeting where Luke can be seen putting the moves on Patti's attractive assistant. 

Check out the clip -- Luke makes it seem as though SOMEONE in Patti's office wanted a piece of The Rock ... but he's mum as to which lady got the tongue.

And there's even MORE silver lining ... Luke says his social media pages have been blowing up with chicks who wanna hook up ... and as Luke puts it, "They don't say they spit."

You stay classy, Rockhold.  

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Honey Boo Boo

Here She Comes Again ...

But There's a Speed Bump

2/18/2015 2:39 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Honey Boo Boo is far from done ... the fam is back in L.A. meeting with producers this week ... but convicted sex-offender Mark McDaniel could derail everything.

Sources say several networks believe the world has been Boo-deprived for too long ... TLC cancelled the show back in October. The idea being shopped is a "Beverly Hillbillies" theme with a new house, money, and drivers while they adjust to being famous around town.

But here's the problem ... we're told producers want to drudge up Chickadee's molestation business with McDaniel and use it to inaugurate the series, but the family says they're dealing with it privately in therapy and want to move on.

But people love it when couples reunite ... por ejemplo Mama June and Sugar Bear ... we're told producers are pushing to see them fix things and co-parent for the show.

Decisions ... decisions.

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Vanilla Ice

Arrested for Home Burglary

2/18/2015 12:07 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Vanilla Ice has been arrested and charged with burglary and grand theft for allegedly stealing furniture, a pool heater, bicycles and other stuff from a vacant home in Florida.

Lantana PD tells TMZ ... it's all connected to Ice's TV show, "The Vanilla Ice Project." Ice was renovating a nearby home and allegedly thought it was a good idea to go to the abandoned place and take the items in question. 

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Apparently, even though the house was vacant, the rightful owner had a problem with someone jacking their belongings ... thus the burglary charge.

The cops got a search warrant and recovered some of the items.

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'Bachelor' Host

I WANT DEZ BRYANT

... To Be Next 'Bachelor'

2/18/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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021715_chris_harrison_launch"The Bachelor" host Chris Harrison tells TMZ Sports he has a job for Dez Bryant next year if the Cowboys don't pay up ... handing out roses to thirsty co-eds as the next "Bachelor"!!

Harrison was freezing his butt off in NYC (we love you, L.A.) when our camera guy asked if there was an ideal pro athlete who could take over the lead role for next season. 

It's not a crazy question ... considering the show has featured several athletes in prior seasons including football player Jesse Palmer, soccer stud Juan Pablo Galavis, and baseball pro Josh Murray. 

Check out the clip -- Chris has a fresh, new and slightly more chocolate idea for the show ... saying that Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant -- and his killer abs -- would be perfect for the next installment.

Jerry, dig deep into your wallet ... 'cause this isn't a half bad idea.

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'Real Housewives' Star Sued

She's a Cheapskate with Dirty Laundry

2/17/2015 1:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Teresa Aprea Sued

"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Aprea has been slapped with a huge laundry bill -- her employees claim she shorted their checks and made 'em pay to clean their own uniforms.

According to court docs ... a former bartender and server at Aprea's NYC restaurant Angelo's of Mulberry St. says Aprea and her husband would only pay them for 7 hours -- even though they routinely worked 10 hour shifts. They also claim they paid out-of-pocket to wash their unis ... but NY law requires employers to pony up. 

It's gotta sting ... Aprea famously told Teresa Giudice  -- serving 15-months for fraud -- "karma's a bitch" ...  but now she's the one facing a class action suit.

The employees' attorney -- David Gottlieb -- is demanding the Apreas shell out up to $2500 per worker for unpaid wages and overtime, uniform cleaning costs, plus an unspecified amount of damages.

Bravo, Karma.

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The Bachelor's Hometown

We're Spitting Mad

This Ain't Podunk Jct.

2/17/2015 12:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The Bachelor Hometown "The Bachelor" star Chris Soules welcomed his girlfriends into his Iowa hometown, and they crapped all over it -- while producers made it seem deserted ... and now Chris' old neighbors are pissed.

If you missed the last 2 episodes ... 4 of the 5 final girls showed up unannounced in Arlington, Iowa for a tour that would lead you to believe everyone's fleeing the one-horse town. Stores were closed, Main Street was dead, and one of the locals slammed Arlington for being boring.

City Clerk Mary Jo Brown tells TMZ it was a totally unfair depiction. She says the town has a ton going for it -- parks, a community center, and plenty of job options.

Brown shared her laundry list of complaints about the production:

-- the use of ghost town music to hype the episode

-- one of the shops shown was only closed the day they taped, but business is doing well

-- producers didn't shoot on a weekday when main street is way busier

'Bachelor' producers had no comment.

Brown says she'd welcome Chris and the girls back to town -- and insists there's plenty to see and do in Arlington.

Now, if Chris would just give her a rose.  

Mama June

Rear-Ended

Driver Flees

2/17/2015 9:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Mama June was rear-ended by a hit and run driver Monday ... and her brood is badly shaken.

June tells us, she and the girls were leaving a gas station close to their new home in Hampton, GA when a minivan rear-ended their Suburban. She called 911 but the other driver sped off before she could write down the plate number. 

No one was hurt but it scared everyone, especially Pumpkin ... who was badly injured last year in a another family car wreck.

The damage was minimal, so good luck finding the hit and run driver. Nevertheless, June says she'll file a police report.

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'Shark Tank' Star

No No Drake ...

YOLO Is Mine

2/16/2015 3:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Daymond John YOLO DrakeThere's no way Drake came up with YOLO ... because "Shark Tank" mogul Daymond John did -- and he's got some evidence to back up his claim.  

Our photog was talking pop culture slang with John in NYC this past weekend when he spelled it out for Drizzy ... Y-O-L-O is his.  

He claims he dropped it first on "Shark Tank" back in 2009 ... then Drake copped it for "The Motto" -- and eventually even Obama picked it up. Watch, DJ definitely sounds like he knows he missed a golden opportunity.  

FUN FACT: We found the 'Shark' clip, but turns out John wasn't the 1st or 2nd to drop YOLO. The Stroke's used it in 2006 but looks like Adam Mesh from NBC's "The Average Joe" reality show said it first in 2004. #OOPS    

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Ray J

GF Princess Love Arrested in Big Easy

She Hit Me Like a Hurricane

2/16/2015 10:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0216_princess_love_ray_j-tmzRay J's GF Princess Love was arrested in New Orleans for allegedly beating him to a bloody pulp.

Law enforcement tells us, it happened last Wednesday, after Ray J returned to his hotel after spending the night with TV producers at a strip joint. Ray -- who stars in "Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood" with Princess Love -- told cops Princess went ballistic and attacked him, cracking several ribs, busting his lip open and tearing his ACL.  

Someone in the hotel told cops they heard Princess scream, "I'm gonna kill you."

We're told Ray J ran out of the room and a hotel security guy saw him bleeding and called 911. We're told Princess was arrested and booked for domestic abuse and battery. 

And sources say Ray J himself bailed her out and paid $10K for her lawyer.

Bruce to Family

I Knew I Was a Woman

Since Age 5

2/16/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Bruce Jenner recently opened up to his family that he has known since the age of 5 that he was a female.

Family sources tell TMZ, Bruce told the klan he has kept his "true self" inside since he was a child, and even during the '76 Olympics -- when he was considered the greatest male athlete in the world -- in his head he was a woman.

That said, we're told Bruce has "never been female" in front of any of his kids. As for what that means, we're told in part he never wore female attire around the children.   

Bruce has not told the Kardashians what his new name will be, and we've learned he will NOT reveal it during his interview with Diane Sawyer

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