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MTV's 'Ridiculousness' Star

Steelo Brim

Investigated For Alleged Sexual Assault of Porn Star

4/20/2015 11:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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MTV's "Ridiculousness" star Sterling "Steelo" Brim is accused of sexually assaulting a porn star in NYC, but claims it's BS, and she threatened to concoct a phony rape story ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us Steelo and porn star Mary Jean were hanging out Friday night, but she claims things went south fast. Mary says she told cops ... while she was driving Steelo wanted sex, and when she refused he grabbed her crotch, punched her breasts, and said "this belongs to me."

Here's where the story gets really strange. Steelo says Mary refused to let him out of the car, and threatened to tell people he had raped her ... if he got out. Steelo says he weighed his options and decided to leap from the moving car. He says he tucked and rolled on the street ... injuring his arm and his Rolex. 

Steelo denies assaulting Mary ... who went straight to police after he escaped, and reported the alleged sexual assault.  

Mary denies blocking Steelo from getting out of the car, and says he could have fled at a stop light. She says she was trying to take him to police.   

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Police are investigating Mary Jean's claims. Steelo tells us he hasn't spoken to cops yet, and no charges have been filed.

Kim Richards

Off the Wagon or Stone Cold Sober

Someone's a Liar

4/20/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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 Kim Richards DrinkingKim Richards was either a hopeless, pill-popping alcoholic the entire last season of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" or she was sober and doing better than ever ... depending on who you talk to on the cast and production crew.

Several sources involved in the production of the show tell TMZ ... Kim's protestations last season that she was sober were laughable.

We're told veteran cast members Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump and Yolanda Foster learned to just look the other way to avoid confrontation, it was only new cast members Lisa Rinna and Eileen Davidson who dared to confront Kim.

The sources say Kim would never drink where anyone could see her ... she'd appear sober but then disappear in the restroom and emerge ... well, not sober.

But other sources connected to the show say Kim did better controlling her addiction last season than she has in years.  

The most interesting cast member when it comes to Kim is Brandi Glanville. Sources in both camps say Brandi sides with them. If true, Brandi is playing both sides, which would be shocking, right?

Kim's sobriety became an issue during the dog biting incident. We're told Kim's camp sent a dog trainer to Kim's house to assess the situation, but the trainer found that Kim was such a mess, he had to help put her to bed.

Kim was arrested Thursday for public drunkeness and battery on a cop in Beverly Hills. 

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Kourtney Kardashian

Frowny Faced Scott Disick

Front and Center for BD Bash

4/19/2015 8:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0419-kourtney-kardashian-birthday-1OAK-GETTY-01Kourtney Kardashian celebrated her 36 birthday Saturday night in Vegas with boyfriend Scott Disick ... and he looks less than enthused.

The bash was thrown at 1OAK.  There was a pretty big crowd, sans all the other Kardashians.  Kim's at home in L.A., Kylie's at Coachella with Tyga and Kendall.

0419-kendal-kylie-kardashian-INSTAGRAM-01Khloe was busy Saturday night throwing a shindig for her new group messaging app called Regroupd.

0419-khloe-kardashian-INSTAGRAM-01There was a buzz that Rob Kardashian might have gone to Coachella as well, but there's no evidence of it.

Kim Richards

Arrest Puts Her On

'RHOBH' Chopping Block

4/19/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kim Richards Real Housewives Of Beverly HillsIf you don't see Kim Richards on the next season of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" it'll be because of her drunken arrest earlier this week ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to production tell us producers feel Kim's substance abuse issues make her a liability. There are insurance issues with the show, and serious concerns that if something happens to Kim, Bravo could be on the hook for keeping her on such a contentious, demanding show. 

We're told a decision has not been made, but the alarm has been sounded and there's serious discussion about giving Kim the ax.

Here's where there's a split. Some production sources says Kim's substance abuse problem has been in full bloom all season. Several members of the cast and crew say they've watched Kim present a public picture of sobriety, but when the cameras are off she goes off the rails.

But other production sources tell us Kim actually did better this season in the sobriety department than she's done in years. They also think it's hypocritical for producers to turn their back on Kim now ... they say if she was such a problem she shouldn't have been exploited all year.

The show still has a few months before production starts back up again, so producers have some time to make their final decision.

'Naked and Afraid' Contestant

Rats ...

It's What's for Dinner

4/19/2015 7:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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A true chef can transform any ingredient into a culinary masterpiece ... like this guy on Discovery's "Naked and Afraid" ... who whipped up some pesky rodents into Michelin Star worthy rat kebabs.

In a upcoming episode of the new season, Darrin Reay and Angeles Narduzzi strip down and survive 21 days on Koh Mook Island in Thailand ... which also happens to be the home of a ton of rats.

Darrin is happy to capitalize on the plethora of available food ... but vegetarian Angeles isn't sold.

The premiere is Sunday at 10 PM ET. You've been warned. 

The Duggars

They're Freakin' ...

EVERYWHERE! [TMZ TV]

4/18/2015 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Michelle Duggar's spent 135 months knocked up -- hence the 19 kids ... some of whom are now squeezing out their own broods! Yes, Jill just spent 70 hours in labor, even though she could have had the baby much sooner.

Why opt for that kinda pain? The answer involves -- you guessed it ... MORE KIDS!! Seriously, this family's spreading faster than the blob.tmz-on-tv-3

Khloe

Sorry for Missing Your BD, Kourtney

But Business is Business

4/18/2015 8:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0418-khloe-kourtney-kardashian-tmz-01Khloe Kardashian is a good sister by all accounts, but there are limits to schlepping to every celebration when lots of loot is on the line.

Kourtney turns 36 Saturday and she's having a big shindig at 1OAK in Vegas.  But Khloe will be ensconced at Coachella, where she's hosting a private party for her new group messaging app called Regroupd.

0418-SUB-kourtney-pool-party-instagram-01Khloe's rented out a big house in the desert, where she's expecting 100 celebs, who will be well fed. There will be 2 food trucks -- Coolhaus Ice Cream and Umami Burger.  

Beer pong tables are at the ready, as is pool basketball.

Khloe will roam the backyard giving celebs tutorials on her app.

Given that the Kardashians now have more money than God, it's possible Khloe could take a private jet to Vegas after her party.  

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Britt McHenry

Divide At ESPN

Several Employees Want Her Fired

4/18/2015 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0417-britt-mchenry-instagram-01Not everyone at ESPN wants Britt McHenry back on the air -- with several employees (including on-air talent) telling us plain and simple -- "She should have been fired."

We spoke with a whole bunch of ESPN employees ... from producers to production people and even famous faces ... and not one person said they're down with the 1-week suspension. 

One high level producer tells us, "She's the worst. Hopefully she'll be fired soon."

Another person told us, "[What she did] reflects on all of us at ESPN. She will be fired soon. If not, I'll be shocked."

"She came off more than rude in that clip. It seems like she needs some humble pie," says another ESPN staffer ... "[ESPN] can find a million Britt McHenrys to replace her."

One famous ESPN'er (who also didn't want to be named) told us, "Put it like this, she's replaceable."

We reached out to Britt for comment -- but so far, it's radio silence. 

Zachary Levi & Missy Peregrym

Secret Wedding Ends

In Even More Secret Divorce

4/18/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Zachary Levi Missy Peregrym DivorceLess than a year after "Chuck" star Zachary Levi and Missy Peregrym shocked their fans by getting secretly married in Hawaii last June ... the couple is now headed for divorce.

Missy was the one who filed in L.A. last week, and the docs make it sound like this is gonna be pretty amicable. According to Missy, neither of them wants spousal support, and there's no community property ... so, no reason to squabble over it.

Missy, who's on "Rookie Blue," lists their date of separation as December 3 ... which means things got rocky before they even hit the six month mark.

In a recent interview, Zachary spoke openly about how challenging marriage can be.

Little did we know.

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Britt McHenry

Invited to Give Anti-Bullying Speech

... to 1,000 Students

4/17/2015 1:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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ESPN reporter Britt McHenry has been invited to partner up with the minor league baseball team in her hometown -- to give an anti-bullying speech to 1,000 elementary school kids ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

After ESPN suspended McHenry for a week for going off on an impound lot attendant -- the Brevard County Manatees in Florida reached out to McHenry to come out to the park as their guest field reporter. 

In addition to the reporting gig, the Manatees -- the A-Advanced affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers -- wants Britt to attend one of the team's "Education Days" on April 22nd to "discuss the importance of anti-bullying to an audience of 1,000 local elementary school students."

So far, no word if Britt has accepted the offer -- but she should probably give it some serious thought. 

ESPN Reporter Britt McHenry

Obesity Group Pissed

Over Anti-Fat Crack

4/17/2015 9:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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A powerful obesity group is lashing out at ESPN's Britt McHenry -- demanding she PERSONALLY APOLOGIZE to the tow truck worker she berated over her physical appearance. 

The Obesity Action Coalition -- a leader in the big person community -- says they were disgusted when they watched the video of Britt telling the worker to "lose some weight, baby girl."

"It was wrong and very inappropriate," says OAC honcho James Zervios

The OAC says it's aware of Britt's Twitter apology -- but says they group is demanding more action.

 

"Britt should apologize to the woman directly. I think the apology on Twitter was more about explaining herself to her employer and the people who follow her."

"The fact remains she made a comment about someone's weight. She wouldn't have done that with any other disease. If she was battling cancer, she wouldn't attack that. But she attacked her weight."

The OAC says they would like to speak with Britt -- because they strongly believe "she could benefit from some expertise and knowledge about obesity and weight bias."

Kim Richards

Watching Reunion Show

Drove Her to Drink

4/17/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kim Richards Arrest DrinkingKim Richards just broke from stress when she was arrested early Thursday at the swanky Beverly Hills Hotel.

Sources very close to Kim as well as sources connected with "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" tell TMZ, she was unable to cope with some pretty terrible things going on in her life.

-- Her ex-husband Monty, who still lives with her, is dying of stage 4 cancer.

-- Her son Chad was released from UCLA Medical Center hours before the meltdown.

-- She's under financial stress. Contrary to reports, she's getting no money for child support.

-- Kim is trying to plan her daughter Brooke's official wedding. 

But the real trigger ... we're told earlier in the evening, Kim went to Brooke's house, where they watched the 3-part reunion. Kim had put it off because it was too upsetting, but she had to binge watch in order to fulfill her obligation to blog about the shows. And reliving what went down crushed her.

We're told Kim has been deeply upset over Lisa Vanderpump and Lisa Rinna. Kim believes Vanderpump had intentionally driven a wedge between her and sister Kyle. On the show, Vanderpump urged them to reconcile, but Kim claims off camera Vanderpump told Kyle that Kim didn't want her at Brooke's wedding ... which infuriated Kyle and deeply hurt Kim.

0417-kim-richards-swipe-splashOur sources say the cumulative stress was too much for Kim to bear. We're told she left Brooke's house and ended up alone at the Polo Lounge at the Bev Hills Hotel. It's unclear what if anything she drank there, but Kim has told friends a group of people at a table invited her to sit at around 1:30 AM, but the maitre d' wasn't having it and ordered Kim out.

As we reported, the hotel people say Kim got belligerent, wouldn't leave the restaurant, ended up in the bathroom where cops dragged her out. She was booked for public drunkenness, resisting arrest, trespass and battery on a cop.

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Simon Cowell

Zayn Who???

One Direction's Better Than Ever

4/17/2015 9:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Maybe Zayn Malik should've left One Direction long ago ... is what you might think after hearing the group's producer Simon Cowell gush about the new foursome.

Simon's been mum about Zayn's departure, but finally spoke out Thursday night on "The Late Late Show with James Corden" -- and revealed how he reacted when he first got the news. Think hara-kiri.

More importantly to 1Ders everywhere ... Cowell leaked a few details about the upcoming album -- and applauds Harry Styles and the other 3 (sorry, guys) ... for not missing a beat right after Zayn bailed.

Watch and listen closely to Simon -- he's either putting the best spin possible on a bad sitch, or the group really is better now. 

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