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Zac Efron As Ted Bundy These Looks Could Kill ...

1/18/2018 6:40 AM PST

Zac Efron's coiffed hair is working in his favor when it comes portraying notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, because it appears he didn't even need a wig to pull off a spot-on impersonation.

Zac's playing Bundy in the flick "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile," which will chronicle Bundy's gross crimes. The photo mimicking Bundy's infamous mugshot is eerie.

Bundy was executed in the electric chair back in '89 after admitting to murdering more than 30 women, 12 of whom he decapitated. 

The Game Father Dies at 65

1/17/2018 1:12 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The Game's father, George Taylor, died unexpectedly in his sleep Wednesday morning ... TMZ has learned. 

We're told a family member found him unresponsive in his home in Apple Valley, CA ... and alerted a neighbor who called 911. The Fire Dept. arrived at 8:30 AM this morning. He was unresponsive, and transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

We're told, at this point, It doesn't appear there's any foul play. The coroner's office has George's body now, and is investigating. 

Game rapped about his dad in the song, "Bloody Moon," off one of his albums. The lyrics on the track go, "My father left me when I was seven, at a home / Left me but took his chrome, I looked up and blood was gone / Man, fuck it, guess in the world I'm all alone."

They've had an off/on relationship since Game's been an adult. It's unclear what the status of their relationship was recently.

George was 65.

Glenn Frey Widow Sues Hospital You Killed My Husband

1/16/2018 2:35 PM PST

Glenn Frey was left sick and suffering during his dying days because of the poor treatment at a hospital ... according to a new suit filed by his widow.

Cindy Frey alleges the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and Steven Itzkowitz failed to properly render medical care to her husband -- the co-founder and guitarist for the Eagles -- the last couple months of his life ... until he died in January 2016.

Cindy claims the medical workers were negligent in treating Frey's ulcerative colitis, failed to properly assess respiratory issues, failed to treat infection, failed to consider side effects of medications and didn't properly advise him of the risks to his health and life.

According to the docs, first reported by the NY Post ... Frey was "rendered sick, sore, lame and disabled, suffered injuries, pain, mental anguish ... and was permanently injured and disabled until the time of his death."

Cindy's asking for damages for wrongful death.

Rod Stewart On Cranberries Singer's Death ... We're All Dropping Like Flies!!!

1/16/2018 6:55 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Rod Stewart's reaction to Dolores O'Riordan's death might not be the most sensitive, but it's definitely real ... and kinda dark.

Rod was leaving Il Piccolino Monday night in WeHo when we asked the British rocker if he knew The Cranberries singer who died suddenly in London. Rod said he didn't know Dolores personally, but he made it clear her passing, at only 46, has him pondering his own mortality.

On a lighter note, the rock legend thinks President Trump made a smart decision recently ... 'cause the the U.K. does NOT think he's sexy.

Elvis Presley Are You Thirsty Tonight ... Historic Dixie Cup For Sale

1/16/2018 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Someone's selling a crusty paper cup that might've once touched Elvis Presley's lips and there are people already willing to drop over $150 for it.

The cup's supposedly from The King's first concert in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1956. Elvis was only 21 at the time and played his first show there in April of that year. The cup was supposedly taken from him at his hotel by a woman named June who then kept it in a box with his autographed picture for decades.

If you're wondering whether it's authentic or not ... the nearly 62-year-old cup comes with a letter of authenticity and notebook full of supporting "research" ... which includes a few pictures of Elvis WITH the cup.

It's being sold on eBay and, as of late Monday, the high bid was $157. The seller is optimistic they'll get $1,000 for it though.

Sen. Kamala Harris Feeling the Beat For MLK Day Parade

1/15/2018 3:08 PM PST

Sen. Kamala Harris made the most of her Grand Marshal title at Kindom Day Parade in L.A. by getting up close and personal with the bands ... and the Senator was getting it. 

The junior senator from Cali did a little -- emphasis on little -- dancing when a drum corps started doing their thing Monday during the parade. Natalie Portman was hanging with Sen. Harris much of the day, and recorded her moves.

Kamala and Natalie also joined in for a "TIME'S UP" chant during the 33rd annual parade. 

Here's the thing ... there's been a lot of buzz about Kamala running for prez in 2020 -- so that dancing vid could get a lot of play down the road. Just sayin'. 

Jill Zarin Arrives for Husband's Funeral

1/15/2018 6:34 AM PST

Jill Zarin just arrived at a New York City chapel for her husband's funeral.

Jill and her daughter, Allyson Shapiro, arrived at the Riverside Memorial Chapel for a service honoring the life of her husband, Bobby Zarin.

Zarin died Saturday after a long bout with cancer. Bobby was diagnosed with thyroid cancer back in 2009, underwent treatment and had his thyroid removed. He suffered a major setback in 2016 when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Zarin was 71 years old. RIP. 

'Voice of College Football' Keith Jackson Dead at 89

1/13/2018 9:20 AM PST
Breaking News

Keith Jackson -- the longtime and legendary voice of college football -- has died.

Jackson spent 50 years working for ABC covering a wide variety of sports, but was best known for calling college football's biggest games for generations. Jackson's credited for dubbing the Rose Bowl "The Granddaddy of Them All" and Michigan's football stadium, "The Big House". 

Todd Harris of NBC Sports broke the news Jackson passed away Friday night surrounded by his family. 

He is survived by his wife, Turi Ann, and 3 children. 

He was 89.

RIP

Motorhead Guitarist 'Fast' Eddie Clarke Dead at 67

1/11/2018 5:59 AM PST
Breaking News

Motorhead guitarist Eddie Clarke is dead.

Clarke, who went by "Fast Eddie," died peacefully after fighting pneumonia. He was the last of the OGs from the band. Motorhead frontman Lemmy (aka Ian Kilmister) and bandmate Phil Taylor died 2 years ago.

The current drummer, Mikkey Dee was clearly shocked, posting, "I saw Eddie not too long ago and he was in great shape."

The band formed in '75 and they produced some monster songs, including "Motorhead" and "Ace of Spades." They also produced some super successful albums, including the band's first self-titled album as well as "Overkill and Bomber."

As for Clarke, he left the group 1982 and formed the band Fastway.

Clarke was 67. RIP 

'Big Brother' Star Amber Siyavus Daughter Dead ... Possible Suicide at 18

1/10/2018 12:23 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

"Big Brother" star Amber Siyavus' daughter has died from an apparent suicide ... TMZ has learned.

Lexi Tomcavage died Monday night in Ohio, and her death is being investigated as a suicide ... according to the Stark County Medical Examiner. On Sunday, Lexi tweeted 3 times about missing her friend who recently died ... saying "i miss you" and "never been like this before."

Siyavus was a houseguest on Season 8 of 'BB' and was known for her frequent crying. Fans gave her the nickname "Whamber." She finished in 7th place.

Amber's daughter, Lexi, was 18.

RIP

'Heavyweights' Salami Sam Dead at 36

1/10/2018 7:26 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

"Heavyweights" actor Joseph Wayne Miller, who played Salami Sam in the '90s hit has died ... TMZ has learned.

Miller's mother, Patricia, tells us her son died in his sleep Tuesday in Chicago. We're told his girlfriend found his body. So far the cause of death is unknown ... but Patricia says he suffered from sleep apnea.

Joe's character, Salami Sam, was one of the campers at Camp Hope ... a weight loss camp for kids. 

Miller's only notable acting credit was "Heavyweights," a classic that also starred Ben Stiller, Judd Apatow and Kenan Thompson.

Miller was 36.

RIP

'Home Alone' Dad John Heard Various Narcotics in System ... At Time of Death

1/8/2018 6:58 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

"Home Alone" dad John Heard had a pharmacy of drugs in his system when he died ... TMZ has learned.

The actor died in July at age 71, and now the toxicology results are in. Among the drugs in his system -- Tramadol, Oxycodone, Oxymorphone, Xanax, Buprenorphine, Fentanyl and Hydromorphone.

It's important to note Heard had back surgery 2 days before his death, and some of these drugs are commonly used to alleviate pain.

The report, obtained by TMZ, also seems to indicate there was an attempt to revive Heard with Narcan, a drug used to counteract the effects of a narcotics OD.

The Medical Examiner has already said Heard died from a heart attack triggered by heart disease.  There is no information in the reports as to whether drugs contributed to the cause of death.

MLK Jr.'s Son Dexter King I Forgive Newsweek For Casket Photo

1/7/2018 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Martin Luther King Jr.'s son is giving Newsweek a pass for publishing the insensitive photo of his father in his casket next to an op-ed piece earlier this week.

We got Dexter King at LAX Thursday and he didn't seem as upset as the Twittersphere and his sister Bernice King, who sounded off on Newsweek. 

Even Three 6 Mafia's DJ Paul voiced his disdain for the bad choice of photo when we got him at the airport.

Newsweek issued an apology to the King family for using the image and it seems that was enough for Dexter.

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