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'Bachelor' Star

Two-Hour Kim Kardashian Ordeal

... And Still No Selfie (Waaah!)

8/12/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0811-ashley-bachelorette-instagramBeing on "The Bachelor" doesn’t have the type of pull you’d think … because it couldn’t even get a contestant to the front of the line to meet Kim Kardashian

Ashley Iaconetti, better known as the show’s hypersensitive virgin, was staying at an L.A. hotel when she heard her idol was doing a meet and greet at a nearby DASH store. She put on heels and a “I’m A Kim” t-shirt – not at all creepy – and spent 2 hours waiting in line like everybody else … to no avail.

Ashley tells us she was still 50 people away when Kim jetted out the back door. 

Might be for the best … Iaconetti has visibly changed her appearance to look like Kim over the years, but swears it’s mostly due to losing weight and adding makeup. Her obsession even earned her the nickname Kardashley on "The Bachelor."  

Don't cry for Kardashley ... she met Kim once before in 2010. No restraining order was filed.

'Deadliest Catch' Star

Died from Heart Attack

... In His Sleep

8/11/2015 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0811-tony-lara-02-facebook"Deadliest Catch" star Tony Lara didn't suffer when he died ... authorities believe he suffered a heart attack in his sleep. 

Meade County Sheriff, Ron Merwin, tells TMZ ... the pathologist who performed the autopsy observed scar tissue on Lara's heart, which is consistent with the effects of a heart attack.

Merwin says they'll know for sure when the toxicology report comes back, but there were no signs drugs or alcohol played a role. We're told Lara's body is being transferred back to his hometown in Alaska. 

He was found dead Saturday morning at a home in Sturgis, South Dakota where he was attending the famous motorcycle rally. 

Kim Kardashian

Your Move, Kylie!

8/11/2015 8:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0811-kim-kardashian-instagramGotta love a good sibling rivalry, and the fact Kim Kardashian's not surrendering ... even though she's pregnant.  


'Love and Hip Hop Hollywood'

New Cast Member ...

Rappers Won't Shoot with Me 'Cause I'm Gay

8/11/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0810_milan_christopher_launchThe newest member of "Love and Hip Hop Hollywood" believes he's being shunned by cast members because they don't want to share the small screen with an openly gay rapper.

Milan Christopher has been filming for 3 weeks, but we're told the majority of rappers on the show are shunning him. Rappers on the show include Ray J, Soulja BoyOmarion and Mally Mall.

We're told a number of the rappers are upset with producers for hiring Milan ... not because he's gay but because he has no cred in the rap game. They believe producers hired Milan as a "sideshow" and a "circus" to goose ratings.

Milan, who calls himself a rapper/model, has worked with big rappers, but mostly as a writer. 

We're told at least 3 of the rappers on the show have made it clear to producers ... they don't want to film scenes with Milan. They won't show up to parties or other events where Milan is present.  

The rappers say they want nothing to do with Milan because he's a joke, but we're told Milan's made it clear to producers the other rappers have made their feelings about gay rappers obvious.

'Deadliest Catch' Star

Tony Lara

Dead at 50

8/11/2015 3:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Tony Lara
-- who appeared on the hit discovery show "Deadliest Catch" -- died in his sleep Saturday. He was 50. 

Lara was found early Saturday morning at a private residence in Sturgis, South Dakota. So far, authorities have no cause of death, pending autopsy results.

Lara was a crabbing catcher who appeared on "Deadliest Catch" to help Josh Harris out as captain of the Cornelia Marie after Capt. Phil Harris died

'Bachelor In Paradise' Contestant

Producers Twisted My Words ...

I'm Not A Drug Addict!

8/11/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A contestant on "Bachelor In Paradise" is calling out producers for making him look like a raging drug addict.

Joshua Albers tells TMZ, the story he told on Sunday’s episode about an LA club that sells $30 coconuts filled with Molly is not what it seems. He says he was just relaying what a crew member told him, but says the editing makes it look like the story was all about him.

Albers admits, he’s tried Molly once. He was so taken aback by the way he was portrayed on the show he called his parents, fearing their reaction.

He tells TMZ, "It wasn't too bad because they know the effect of editing. ... Plus, they know that if it was as big a deal as they made it out to be, there would have certainly been footage of JJ (another cast member) running his mouth about it."

Albers continues, saying his parents trust his word over that of the TV show -- "They know their baby boy better than that."

He acknowledges he knew he was signing up for a reality show, but adds, "I don't know how 'Bachelor In Paradise' producers sleep at night."

Kim Richards

How She Got Nabbed at Target

for Shoplifting

8/10/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0807-kim-richards-BOOKING-PHOTO-TMZ-02Kim Richards didn't just try to steal a shopping cart full of stuff from Target ... she tried stealing 2 shopping carts full of stuff ... this according to the Target incident report.

According to the report, Kim grabbed the reusable bags at the Van Nuys Target and began loading them up with merchandise in the dollar section ... the pics below show what she took.

The report says Kim loaded the bags in a shopping cart, took it to the the express line but left it without attempting to check out. She told the clerk the items had already been paid for.

She then grabbed another cart and didn't even bother to bag the items ... she just loaded the cart up with toys and beauty products.

0807-SUB-kim-richards-arrest-shoplifting-TMZ-01The report says Kim then took the second cart to the express line and began lugging the first cart out of the store.

She got 3 feet out of the store -- enough to make a shoplifting case -- when a security guard approached and escorted her to the booking room, where they took her pic.

Kim told security she didn't recall if she paid for the goods or not. 

The cops came and arrested Kim for theft. The items totaled $600.


Bravo Star Melyssa Ford

The Stitches Are Out …

Now I Want That Bitch Out

8/10/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former "Blood, Sweat & Heels" star Melyssa Ford is out of the wheelchair and back in her stilettos, but she’s still full of piss and vinegar over the brutal bottle attack.

Ford was out late drinking “coffee” with her gal pals in NYC when our photog spotted her. She was all smiles until the conversation turned to her old 'BS&H' co-star Geneva Thomas, who smashed Melyssa over the head with a bottle.  

Watch her come to a fast boil as she explains what needs to change for her to come back to the show.

Caitlyn Jenner

One Thing Hasn't Changed

... I Still Only Like Girls!

8/9/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0807-caitlyn-jenner-instagram-01Caitlyn Jenner is still only into women ... despite what the producers of her show want you to think.

A promo for this week's episode of "I Am Cait" casts doubt on her sexual orientation, but we're told Caitlyn has not wavered an inch -- she's not attracted to men.

Our sources say Caitlyn's family has asked the same question and got an unequivocal answer ... she's into women just as much as Bruce.

It's all academic for now, because Caitlyn has made it clear she's got plenty on her plate and is not ready or interested in dating.

Tila Tequila

I Got a Big Check ...

For My New Bedroom Partners

8/9/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0807-tila-tequila-tmz-01Tila Tequila is about to cash a huge check ... but it's not for another sex tape.

TMZ has learned she’s headed to ‘Celebrity Big Brother: US vs. UK’ and sources tell us she's getting around $175,000 for the month's worth of work.

We're told she leaves in a couple of weeks to start filming the reality show abroad with her new housemates.

The UK's right up Tila's alley ... she's already perfected her British accent.

Ex Beverly Hills 'Housewife'

Kim Richards, I’ll Bail You Out … 100%

8/9/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kim Richards doesn't have a lot of people to lean on right now, but former "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" co-star Joyce Giraud is still squarely in her corner.

Giraud was booted off ‘RHOBH’ after one season, but there’s no bad blood between the two. In fact, Giraud says she’s been in touch with Kim since her shoplifting arrest at Target.

Whats more … when our photog asks JG about the incident, she says she’s ready to get Kim help ... but it's not the type of help you'd think.  

Kim Kardashian

I Got One Big Fat Tip for You

8/6/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

Kim Kardashian is quickly achieving sainthood in the Big Easy by leaving an insane lunch tip Tuesday.

Kim -- along with BFFs Jonathan Cheban, Simon Huck and a few others -- hit up Brennan's. The bill came to $200, and she left a $300 tip.

The pregnant Mrs. West ordered eggs and french toast. Jonathan ordered turtle soup and although they say they were shocked it was made from real turtles, it didn't stop them from eating it.

BTW ... Brennan's accommodated cameras for Kim's reality show. Would she have left $300 without them? Hmmm.


Brother Charged

in Illegal Bear Hunt

8/5/2015 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0805-alaska-last-frontier-discovery-tmz-02Atz Lee Kilcher -- younger brother of singer Jewel -- is facing charges for using a helicopter to track down a black bear ... a major no-can-do under Alaska law. 

Kilcher -- who co-stars with his father (also named Atz) on the Discovery Channel show "Alaska: The Last Frontier" -- was charged with the misdemeanor hunting violation, stemming from a hunt that took place last September.

This wasn't a Sarah Palin shooting wolves from a chopper situation though. According to documents in the case ... the Kilchers only used their bird for transport to the area where they hunted. However, even that's considered a violation.

The production company has also been charged. It's unclear if they killed any bears ... or if footage from the hunt aired on the show.

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