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Animal Planet Star

Ex Claims Physical and Drug Abuse

He Says BS

1/19/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0116-oz-rhino-wars-animal-planet-01One of the stars of Animal Planet's "Battleground: Rhino Wars" just learned there's something actually more dangerous than a rhino ... a pissed off ex-girlfriend.

Azad "Oz" Ebrahimzadeh is under investigation by Memphis PD after Elizabeth Keister filed a police report claiming he punched and choked her during a trip to Australia last month. Law enforcement sources tell us since it happened outside of Memphis they can't do anything. 

But Keister also claims she found drugs in his home he's possessing illegally ... ketamine and a bag with white powder, labeled "Viagra." Cops say they will investigate that charge.  

But the Special Forces medic says she's full of it ... just a bitter ex who embarrassed him by getting wasted in front of his family during their trip. He denies striking her and says he has a DEA license for the drugs.

What concerns Oz most is his non-profit, VETPAW -- he says he doesn't want the allegations to jeopardize his work to protect African wildlife. He's considering his legal options against Keister.


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'RHOBH' Star Yolanda Foster

Lyme Disease Has Robbed Me of the Ability

to Read or Write

1/19/2015 6:26 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0116-yolanda-foster-getty-01"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Yolanda Foster says her Lyme Disease has gotten so bad, she can no longer read or write.  

In a blog for Bravo, Foster (who has had Lyme Disease for three years) says she relapsed last month and has had a hard time recovering.

She writes, "I have lost the ability to read, write, or even watch TV, because I can't process information or any stimulation for that matter. It feels like someone came in and confiscated my brain and tied my hands behind my back to just watch and see life go by without me participating in it."

Foster describes herself as being "of no use to anyone or anything," but says she will continue to fight and is thankful for the support from her family and friends.

Early Monday morning, Yolanda posted a photo from a hospital in Singapore, writing, "I guess God gives his hardest battles to the strongest soldiers."

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'24'

Watch Co. Sues Fox

You Really Ticked Us Off!

1/19/2015 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Fox is being sued by a watch company that made a deal to produce special "24" timepieces ... a deal which turned into a financial disaster. 

The U.S. Agency Watch Company claims Fox was asleep at the wheel in providing a style guide and approving watch designs branded specifically for "24." The company claims Fox dragged it's feet for months, and by the time they finally got approval they couldn't meet their production deadline.
 
They say as a result 15,000 orders had to be cancelled.

On the bright side, we're thinking the watches that were actually produced may become collector's items and more valuable.

Sounds like Jack Bauer needed just a few more minutes.

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Jon Jones

'I'm Not a Coke Addict'

1/18/2015 7:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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UFC champ Jon Jones is finally speaking out about his positive cocaine test ... saying he's NOT a cocaine addict ... or even a frequent user ... but admits he made a "really dumb decision."

Jones -- who checked himself into a rehab facility for substance abuse after his UFC 182 victory -- sat down with Fox Sports 1 and said the whole thing was a "really embarrassing situation."

"I think a coward would sit here and try to come up with this elaborate reason ... or try to blame something. I'm not gonna do that," Jones said during the interview set to air Monday night.

"I'm not gonna blame my friends. I'm not gonna blame pressure or stress. I'm not gonna blame anything ... but what I will say is that I messed up."

Jon's mother says the UFC star checked out of the rehab facility after one night -- unclear if he'll address that during the interview as well.

The UFC has finally dished out punishment to Jones -- fining him $25k for violating the code of conduct policy.

Bravo Star Geneva Thomas

Justice is Fare

In Cabbie-Stiffing Case

1/18/2015 1:18 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0117-geneva-thomas-bravo-01"Blood, Sweat and Heels" cast member Geneva Thomas will shell out $18 the next time she jumps in a cab ... because her penalty is keeping her nose clean for the next 6 months ... OR ELSE!

We broke the story ... Thomas was busted back in September after cops said she skipped out on an $18 cab fare.  Now a deal has been struck ... if she stays out of trouble until July ... the case will go away ... as if it never happened.

Another advantage of Uber.

Bravo Star Greg Plitt

Dead

Struck By Train

1/18/2015 6:53 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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5:45 PM PST: Cops say two men were filming Plitt on the tracks when the train conductor spotted him in the way. He attempted to stop and began sounding his horn -- but Plitt remained on the tracks.

Investigators seized video of the incident as evidence.
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Fitness instructor Greg Plitt -- who appeared on the Bravo show "Work Out" -- died Saturday after he was struck by a train.

The 37 year-old was hit by a Metrolink train in Burbank around 4PM ... and according to KABC he was with some friends who may have been shooting video at the time.

One passenger reportedly said Plitt had a camcorder in his hands when he stumbled over the tracks. 

Law enforcement tells us they believe Plitt was shooting a workout video at the time.

The incident is under investigation.

Plitt has modeled for Calvin Klein, Old Navy and Under Armour ... and images of his body were used to help create the physique of Dr. Manhattan in "The Watchmen."




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'Workaholics'

Coast Guard Pissed

The Gag Over Anus is Heinous

1/18/2015 8:36 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

011815_workoholics_launchThe Coast Guard is fuming over this week's episode of "Workaholics" ... claiming a scene depicting their men forcing a dog to lick the butthole of a faux seaman has deeply offended their ranks.

In case you missed it ... "Dorm Daze" featured a scene involving actors playing Coast Guardians angrily pouring soda into the fanny of Anders Holm's character. Then they let a dog go to town.

C.G. officials fired off a letter to Viacom execs calling it reprehensible to portray military officers in such a degrading way ... and they weren't happy about the fake Guard members lining up for a porno scene.

The letter reads, "Sexual assault is a crime. It's not humorous and it's not funny," adding, "Sexual assault is a breach of our Core Values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty that each member of the U.S. Cost Guard promises to live by."

We reached out to a rep for Workaholics.  So far, no word back.

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Chickadee

Signs First Promotional Deal

I'm Making LiLo Money!

1/18/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Chickadee Sponsorship DealChickadee can stop hawking snake oil ... the former reality star has landed a legit money-making deal sorta -- getting paid to tweet like other big celebs.  

We've learned Anna Cardwell signed a deal with 310 Shakes to send out promotional tweets for its product ... similar to deals brokered for Lindsay Lohan, JWoww and Kyle Richards

We're told Lindsay is paid around 5K to tweet for the company ... but it's unclear how much scratch Chickadee is getting.

Calls to Anna's rep went unreturned.

Sugar Bear

This Is How I Dew ...

The Single Life

1/17/2015 3:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0117-sugar-bear-kicked-out-TMZ-01Sugar Bear was drinking heavily the night Mama June broke up with him ... but he wasn't dipping into the hard stuff -- the reality star was just hitting the Dew.

Sources connected to Suge tell us he spent the night at a relative's house on Wednesday after MJ kicked him to the curb. Then he drowned his sorrows in Mountain Dew and chili.

We're told S.B. vented to his family about his frustrations with June ... including his belief that she is still talking to Mark McDaniel. He also argued with his ex on the phone for hours following the meal.

An earful of June and a bellyful of chili -- not enough antacid in the world. 

The next day Sugar Bear rented a new double wide with his bro.

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Mama June

Kicks Sugar Bear Out

Claims He's a No Good Cheater

1/17/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Mama June Kicks Out Sugar Bear

Mama June
 has kicked Sugar Bear to the curb again ... and it's the same old story -- she thinks he's just too horny.

June tells TMZ she told him to leave after finding out he's continued engaging in online romances. She says Sugar Bear insists it's harmless ... he just does it for the thrill, but she's not buyin' it.

Sugar Bear and June have been trying to rekindle their relationship after she promised to stop seeing convicted child molester, Mark McDaniel.

As for Sugar Bear ... we're told he's sick of June's accusations, and he's done with her.

And June's not the only one that recently made a big home purchase ... we're told SB quietly rented a 4-bed 2-bath double wide with his brother ... so he can stay close to Honey Boo Boo.

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'Alias' Reunion

The Bristows

Dine With J.J.

1/17/2015 7:58 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

011715_abrams_garner_garber_launch"Alias" stars Jennifer Garner and Victor Garber reunited with the show's creator J.J. Abrams Friday night, and the tight lipped director gave us a hint about the future.

The 3 stars hit up Giorgio Baldi and seemed pretty chummy while they waited for their cars ... so much so that when our photog asked J.J. if they'd make more episodes -- Abrams ACTUALLY responded with a challenge of sorts to Jennifer.

Did Mrs. Affleck respond? You're gonna have to watch the video to find out.

'Mob Wives' Star Ramona Rizzo

I Got Smashed By a Car in a Crosswalk

1/16/2015 4:39 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Ramona Rizzo Hit And RunOne of the "Mob Wives" got whacked -- Ramona Rizzo was hit by a car while walking in NYC, and the perp fled the scene.

TMZ has learned NYPD is investigating the incident -- Rizzo says she was crossing Fifth Ave and 55th St. on Tuesday night when she was hit. Her rep says RR suffered bruises and internal bleeding.

An ambulance took her to a hospital ... where she got treatment for a couple of days.

As for the culprit, the rep says Rizzo believes the suspect is Asian ... and was driving a Smart Car.

Travis Barker, Shanna Moakler

Arrested Over Death Threat

1/16/2015 11:47 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler were handcuffed and thrown in the back of squad cars for making criminal threats against each other ... she claimed he threatened to kill her, and he claimed
she threatened him right back.

It happened last month, but we just got the legal docs. On December 7, the two got into a verbal fight over a reality show Travis wants to do with their 2 kids.  It's surprising, but the former couple STILL live under the same roof.

According to the docs -- which were filed by Shanna so the family could be evaluated for a possible custody change -- Travis said, "If I could, I'd put a bullet in your head."  She then called the cops, who came to their L.A. home. Travis then told cops Shanna threatened to have her boyfriend come and beat him up.

They were then both cuffed, arrested and taken to the station.  

Shanna told cops things have gotten extremely bad between the two of them. She said he would say to her, "F*** you bitch,' calling her a "f***ing piece of garbage and calling her "a cigarette smoking, coke-snorting bitch." She also has an email in which he said, "My poor kids have a whore for a mom."

Shanna says the drummer's erratic behavior started after the 2008 plane crash -- she claims he was suffering from mood swings while weaning off pain meds.

Sources tell TMZ ... charges will not be filed against either one. But, we've learned, The L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services was contacted and they are investigating.

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