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Valerie Fairman's Death Five Shots at Rehab in Five Years

12/22/2016 8:50 AM PST
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1222-valerie-fairman-twitter-03Valerie Fairman was desperately trying to get clean for years before she died from a suspected overdose ... according to her mother.

Valerie's mom, Janice Fairman, tells TMZ her daughter checked into 5 different rehab treatment facilities over the last 5 years, but she fell off the wagon every time. She says the last time was just a few months ago ... after Valerie had served time in prison for a probation violation.

Janice tells us she last spoke with Valerie a week and a half ago, and while they didn't discuss her sobriety, Janice says Valerie sounded "way up" and "very good."

As we reported ... Valerie died Wednesday while visiting a friend Pennsylvania. Janice says she does not know the friend.

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'16 and Pregnant' Star Valerie Fairman Dead of Presumed Overdose

12/22/2016 6:10 AM PST
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1222_valerie_fairman_rememebering_main_launchValerie Fairman -- the 23-year-old star from the reality show "16 and Pregnant" -- has died and her family tells TMZ it appears to be an overdose.

Valerie's mom tells us she was at a friend's home in Coatesville, Pennsylvania Wednesday when the friend repeatedly called for Valerie, who was in the bathroom, but she did not come out. We're told the friend broke down the door and found her unresponsive.

The coroner is conducting toxicology tests to determine the exact cause of death but we're told it appears to be an OD.

Valerie's child, 7-year-old Nevaeh, is currently with her mom.

1222-valerie-fairman-mug-shot-december-01As for Valerie, she has been arrested a number of times. The charges include prostitution and, just last week she was busted for resisting arrest and providing false ID to law enforcement. She attempted to run from cops, who subdued her.

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'Bridalplasty' Contestant Cops Retrieve Murder Weapon, Blood-Soaked Clothes

12/22/2016 1:00 AM PST
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1220-lisa-marie-naegle-facebook-03The hammer allegedly used to murder Lisa Marie Naegle -- along with her blood-soaked clothes -- has been recovered by cops ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

TMZ broke the story ... Jackie Jerome Rogers confessed to cops he bludgeoned Lisa Marie to death by hitting her 7 times in the head with a hammer early Sunday morning.

Rogers told cops where he hid the hammer, buried the body and ditched other evidence. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ cops recovered the murder weapon and some of Lisa Marie's bloody clothing.

And there's this bizarre twist ... law enforcement tells us Rogers wiped Lisa Marie's body clean before burying it in his backyard. Our sources say he told cops he freaked out when he saw all the blood on her body and figured by cleaning it he would be sanitizing the crime scene.

Rogers' SUV also was impounded and detectives are searching for evidence. As we reported, surveillance video shows Lisa Marie getting into Rogers' vehicle just hours before she was killed. We're told they went to a Jack In the Box and she told him she was ending their affair and going back to her husband. One law enforcement source says he may have killed her in the SUV.

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TV's Gay Bachelor Here's a Look at My Gigolo Days ... But It's for a Cause

12/21/2016 1:10 PM PST
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1221-gay-bachelor-robert-sepulveda-jrTV's first gay bachelor, Robert Sepulveda Jr., is bringing awareness to sex workers by getting mostly naked on camera. Bare with him ... there's a point to this.

The "Finding Prince Charming" star says he recreated real moments from his rent-a-guy past for a 2017 calendar -- hence the big wad of cash in some of the pics.

Robert owned up to having been an escort right before his show started airing. He says he hopes the calendar can be a conversation piece. Not about his piece, but about the plight of sex workers.

The limited edition calendar is entitled "Rented" and costs $50. Robert says all proceeds go to the Sex Workers Project.

The racy teaser video tells fans to "Order yours today." He means the calendar. We think.

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'Bridalplasty' Contestant Body Found in Rogers' Backyard

12/20/2016 5:51 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

122016_coroner_with_body_primaryLisa Marie Naegle's body has been found, facedown in the backyard of Jackie Jerome Rogers.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... they found the former "Bridalplasty" contestant's body buried naked in the yard. We're told it's unclear where her clothes were dumped.

We're told Rogers will be booked for murder Tuesday night.

As we reported, LAPD has had him in custody all day ... after Naegle's family caught him in a lie about Lisa Marie's whereabouts.

Our sources say she was struck 7 times in the head with a hammer early Sunday morning.

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'Bridalplasty' Contestant Murdered with a Hammer

12/20/2016 4:16 PM PST
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1220-lisa-marie-naegle-facebookLisa Marie Naegle was murdered after suffering repeated blows to the head with a hammer, and cops say they have their man ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

We broke the story ... Jackie Jerome Rogers will be booked for murder after confessing to killing Lisa Marie early Sunday morning and burying her body in his backyard near Inglewood, CA.

Our sources say Lisa Marie was struck 7 times with the tool, after she and Jackie went to a nearby Jack in the Box.

We're told Jackie confessed Lisa Marie had just told him she was breaking up with him and going back to her husband.

As we reported, Lisa Marie's family confronted Jackie Monday night with a surveillance video outside an L.A. bar. Jackie had told cops he left the bar without her, but the video shows her getting in his car at 2:18 AM.

Jackie will be booked for murder later Tuesday. The L.A. County Coroner is at Jackie's home where he says her body is buried.

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'Bridalplasty' Contestant Suspect Confesses to Murder

12/20/2016 3:46 PM PST
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1220-lisa-marie-naegle-police-on-scene-TMZ-gallery-launchThe man who is the prime suspect in the disappearance of Lisa Marie Naegle, the former "Bridalplasty" contestant, has confessed to murdering her ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

Our sources say Jackie Jerome Rogers has told cops he killed Naegle and her body is buried in his backyard near Inglewood, CA.

We're told Rogers will be officially booked for murder late Tuesday.

The L.A. County Coroner has sent a "sort team" to Rogers' home to recover the body.

As we reported, the case cracked wide open Monday night after Lisa Marie's family confronted Rogers and caught him in a lie. He claimed he left her at a bar early Sunday morning, but surveillance video shows she got in his SUV at 2:18 AM.

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'Bridalplasty' Contestant Murder Investigation Cracked Open with Surveillance Video

12/20/2016 2:56 PM PST
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The family of the contestant from "Bridalplasty" cracked what looks like a murder case wide open ... after confronting the suspect with surveillance video and allegedly catching him in a lie.

Lisa Marie Naegle disappeared early Sunday morning. Her family knew she had gone out Saturday night with a friend, Jackie Jerome Rogers, and that's the last time she was ever seen.

Lisa Marie's family tells us Rogers told them they were at a bar near Alpine Village in Torrance, CA when she said she wanted to go to an after-party. He claims he was too tired and he left without her.

The family obtained this surveillance video recorded early Sunday morning, and you see Lisa Marie getting into his SUV and leaving at 2:18 AM.

The family confronted Rogers with the video Monday night, and he became flustered and could offer no plausible explanation. The family detained him, blocked his car and called the police.

TMZ broke the story ... the LAPD arrested Rogers and he's currently being held for questioning on suspicion of murder. Lisa Marie's brother, Edward, went to Rogers' home Tuesday afternoon looking for answers. 

'Bridalplasty' Contestant Missing After Party ... Male Student Arrested On Suspicion of Murder

12/20/2016 12:50 PM PST
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1220-lisa-marie-naegle-facebook-0A former contestant on the reality show "Bridalplasty" has been missing since early Sunday morning, and police are now holding the man who was with her that night, on suspicion of murder ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the investigation tell TMZ nursing student Jackie Jerome Rogers was with Lisa Marie Naegle at a bar in Torrance, CA. Lisa was spotted on security cameras leaving the bar, but never returned home.

Our law enforcement sources tell us Rogers is now being held on suspicion of murder after Lisa's family confronted him on Monday night. Family sources tell us Rogers told them he left Lisa at the bar -- but when they pointed out security footage showed her leaving in his vehicle ... he had no explanation. After hearing the inconsistencies, we're told police took him into custody -- and he's been arrested on suspicion of murder. He has not been booked yet.

LAPD is executing a search warrant at Rogers' home, and we're told they will be excavating his property for a possible body.  

1220-Jackie-Jerome-Rogers-police-launchNaegle was on the E! reality show back in 2010. She's currently a nurse and Rogers is one of her students.

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The Game No New Trial For You! Back To The End of The Line ...

12/20/2016 10:18 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

1220-the-game-TMZ-01The Game won't be getting his sexual assault judgment of $7 million reduced, and he won't be getting a new trial either ... for now, at least.

A judge shot down Game's request to reduce the damages he was ordered to pay after losing his sexual assault case ... all over a technicality in how he filed the paperwork.

It looks like Game didn't "present" the motion the right way, and left out important info -- like hearing dates and times ... basic stuff the court needs to even consider the request.

The good news for Game is he can refile the motion -- so he still has a shot to state his case in court, like he originally wanted to do. 

'Flip or Flop' Stars Christina's 100% Done with Tarek

12/20/2016 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

1219-christina-tarek-el-moussa-hgtvChristina El Moussa's relationship with Tarek is officially a flop ... and she wants to make sure he's 100% clear on that.

Sources close to Christina tell us there's absolutely zero chance Christina will get back with Tarek because she's fully turned the page. She'll remain friendly for the sake of their 2 kids and hit show, "Flip or Flop" -- but that's it.

We're told Christina's still dating the contractor who offered her a shoulder to cry on back in May, Gary Anderson -- but even if she weren't, she's beyond the point of ever getting back with Tarek.

As for last week's awkward meet-up at Starbucks -- we're told that's just what co-parenting looks like for Tarek and Christina ... especially since they hand off the kids every week.

As we told you last week ... a source close to the former couple told us they hadn't quite thrown in the towel. Our Christina source wouldn't speak for Tarek, but told us Christina's definitely NOT leaving a light on for her ex.

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Rob Kardashian I'm an Emotional Wreck! But I'm Getting Help

12/19/2016 12:36 PM PST
Breaking News

1219-rob-kardashian-blac-chyna-TMZ-01Rob Kardashian says he's on the verge of a breakdown over his split with Blac Chyna, and he's seeking treatment to cope.

Rob says he was in an "emotional bad place" this weekend and apologized for embarrassing his family. He also posted an apology to Chyna ... saying she's a great mother and he loves her.

Many doubted the couple's breakup was legit, and many still do. If it is fake, Rob's sticking to the script.

He added that baby Dream is his motivation to get right.

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'Bachelor in Paradise' Stars Explosive Fight Led to Breakup

12/19/2016 12:07 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

1219_josh_murray_amanda_stanton_tmz_instagram-2Josh Murray and Amanda Stanton split after he ditched her at a concert ... and it was the straw that broke the camel's back, TMZ has learned.

The incident went down earlier this month when the "Bachelor in Paradise" stars attended Jingle Ball at Staples Center with a few 'BiP' co-stars.

Sources close to Amanda say co-star Ashley Iaconetti brought up a Lake Tahoe trip Ashley and Amanda had taken. Ashley brought up drinking during the trip and that's when Josh snapped at Amanda and accused her of lying to him about not drinking.

Sources close to Josh, however, say their fight was about something "nasty" Amanda whispered in his ear that Josh felt disrespected him.

Josh ultimately left Amanda at the concert area and waited outside the venue. They broke up the next day.

Josh and Amanda -- 1 of 3 couples engaged a few months ago on 'BiP' -- hung out a couple times after the breakup but the relationship was never revived. Josh has since moved back to Atlanta.

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