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Dad from 'Friday'

Dies from Stroke Complications

5/28/2015 4:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0528-reynaldo-rey-tmz-01Reynaldo Rey, longtime comedian and character actor, died early Thursday morning in Los Angeles ... TMZ has learned.

Rey was famous for his movie roles in "Friday," "White Men Can't Jump," and "Harlem Nights." He also appeared in tons of TV shows going back to the 80s ... such as "The Bernie Mac Show," "The Wayans Bros.," "227," and "Sanford."

His manager tells us Rey passed away in a hospital. He suffered a stroke last year ... and started suffering complications in January. He'd checked into the hospital for treatment.

We're told his wife was at his side when he died.

Reynaldo was 75 years old ... and funny as hell as Red's dad in "Friday." R.I.P.

Verne Troyer

Farts on NFL Legend's Wife

... In Protest

5/28/2015 10:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Verne Troyer let his ass do the talking for him during an argument with Hines Ward's wife -- ripping a fart on the NFL star's spouse in protest ... and it was all caught on video. 

It all went down on Wednesday night's episode of "Celebrity Wife Swap" -- when Hines' wife Lindsey Georgalas moved in with the "Austin Powers" star and tried to redecorate his game room. 

But Troyer HATED the feminine touches Lindsey was trying to put in the room -- and to show his discontent ... the little guy let out a big one. 

It's hilarious. 

'Teen Mom 2' Star Jenelle Evans

Turns Herself In

... With a Camera Crew

5/28/2015 10:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans has decided to face the music and turn herself in to police in South Carolina amid allegations she beat up her baby daddy.

Evans showed up to the Myrtle Beach Police Department -- with a few camera guys in tow -- Thursday afternoon after her ex-fiancé Nathan Griffith filed a police report claiming Evans punched, kicked, scratched and tried to choke him.

Evans was charged with domestic violence and is currently being processed. She got a shiny new mug shot to add to her collection.

Evan was released Thursday afternoon.

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'The Bachelorette'

Brokeback Bachelors

Are NOT GAY

5/28/2015 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The Bachelorette's big gay event -- the so-called "Brokeback Bachelor" moment where 2 of the guys fall in love with each other -- is missing something ... 2 gay guys.

TMZ has learned both guys -- Clint and JJ -- are both straight as arrows. Multiple sources tell us the 'Brokeback' promo ABC's been airing is just that ... a promo.

We're told Clint and JJ did have a bromance while trying to woo Kaitlyn Bristowe, but "nothing gay ever happened" ... not even in the shower ... as Clint mentions in the promo for next week's episode.

Our sources say both guys are in on the whole 'Brokeback' thing and "just think it's funny." They even gave producers soundbites to run with. Of course, they've also been getting a ton of attention on social media, and they love it. We're told they "think of funny things to write back to people on Twitter."

Case in point ... Clint's tweet comparing himself to Heath Ledger.

So, bottom line -- nothing gay to see here folks. Just a very effective ad. 

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'19 Kids and Counting'

Pulled From Hulu

5/28/2015 6:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0528-hulu-hero-banner-01Hulu has pulled the plug on "19 Kids and Counting." 

The popular streaming site was bombarded with messages from users who wanted the show 86'd in the wake of the Josh Duggar molestation scandal.

Hulu responded quickly, saying, "The show page has already been removed, and is no longer hosted on Hulu."

This puts even more pressure on TLC to make a move. As we reported, we're told the network is leaning toward cancellation, but at this point, they may not have a choice.  Advertisers are fleeing in droves.

0528-hulu-404-19kidsThe show was available as recently as Wednesday afternoon.

TLC has already pulled the show from air, but has yet to decide on its long-term future ... though the smart money is on cancellation.

We reached out to Hulu for comment ... so far, no word back.

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Kyle Richards

I Haven't Spoken to Kim Since

Mexican Wedding Disaster

5/28/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Kyle Richards made it clear by what she said and what she didn't say ... her sister Kim is in crisis.

We got Kyle out in Bev Hills Wednesday, and she opened up and said she hasn't spoken with Kim since Kim's daughter tied the knot in Mexico over the weekend.

As we reported, Kim was off the rails, pissing off everyone and apparently under the influence of something. Kyle says everything's okay now, but the way she says it makes it painfully obvious ... she's protecting her sister who is way off the wagon again.

As far as we know, Kim is still MIA. She hasn't returned to rehab and the last she was seen was in Cabo.

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TLC's '19 Kids and Counting'

If You're Betting ...

Put $20 on Cancellation

5/28/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0527-19-kids-and-counting-TLC-01It is way more likely than not that TLC will cancel "19 Kids and Counting" ... this according to sources connected with the network.

As it was put to us, "If you're betting, you'd be wise to put money on the show getting cancelled."

Our sources say there are several reasons why sentiment inside the network leans in the direction of cancellation. First, TLC honchos feel betrayed that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar did not disclose the fact that Josh had confessed to molesting 5 young girls, some of whom were his sisters.

The other reality ... as TMZ reported, advertisers are bailing left and right, and the network is in the business of making money.

There's also a notion at TLC that they need to clear the decks of scandals. They did it swiftly with "Honey Boo Boo," and there's a strong feeling the right thing to do is cancel the Duggars as well.

When you combine anger with money, the fate of the show becomes pretty clear.

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Michael King

Creator of 'Oprah,' 'Dr. Phil'

Dies at 66

5/27/2015 9:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Michael King, who with brother Roger created and syndicated wildly successful shows, including "Oprah" and "Dr. Phil," has died ... TMZ has learned.

Sources tell us King and his wife went to France several weeks ago to visit their son and contracted a bad infection when he returned home. He was admitted to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood 20 days ago, where he was treated in ICU for pneumonia.

King was placed on a ventilator and did not get better. His health continued to deteriorate and at around 1 pm today we're told doctors removed him from life support. We're told he died several hours later.

King, who was the CEO of King World Productions, was considered one of the most successful producers in TV history. In addition to Oprah and Phil, he acquired the rights to "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy."  

King was 66.

'19 Kids and Counting'

More Advertisers Jump Ship

5/27/2015 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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More advertisers are sending the message loud and clear to TLC ... they don't want ANYTHING to do with "19 Kids and Counting."

Jimmy Dean, Pure Leaf Iced Tea, Ace Hardware, David's Bridal, ConAgra Foods, Party City and Behr have all just announced they've removed their ad campaigns from the show and CVS, H&R Block, Ricola and Keurig all say they have no plans of advertising with the show if it's reinstated. 

It's been almost a week since TLC said it was yanking the show from the schedule, at least for the time being. The latest batch of skittish advertisers follow in the footsteps of Walgreens and General Mills.

TLC has still not made a final decision on the future of the show. 

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'Teen Mom 2' Star Jenelle Evans

Wanted By Cops

Allegedly Brutalized Baby Daddy

5/27/2015 7:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0527-jenelle-evans-tmz-01update_graphic_red_bar9:00 AM PT -- Jenelle's rep claims Nathan actually attacked her by driving over her with his truck. The rep claims Nathan stole Jenelle's phone and refused to hand over their son. Jenelle intends to press charges.update_grey_gray_bar"Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans will be arrested when cops find her, because she allegedly flew into a rage, attacking and choking her baby daddy/former fiance.

Nathan Griffith told Myrtle Beach cops Evans called him early Wednesday morning, informing him she was outside his home damaging his car.

Griffith says he ran outside where they began arguing and that's when she attacked him, slapping, punching and even trying to kick him down a flight of stairs.

According to Griffith, Evans reeked of alcohol and tried choking him with his shirt, then began clawing him with her nails.

Griffith told police he was able to make his way back inside his apartment, as Evans stood outside screaming, "He won't give me back my son!"

Griffith had scratches around his neck, a ripped shirt and bruising on the side of his face ... this according to the police report.  

Police are looking for Evans but can't find her. 

Griffith was arrested in March for allegedly assaulting Evans ... after she was popped the week before that for driving without a license. 

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Khloe Kardashian

Damned If You Dubai ...

Damned If You Don't

5/27/2015 7:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0527-khloe-kardashian-instagramKhloe Kardashian did something totally bizarre for her family -- she covered up her entire face -- and still managed to stir controversy in the Middle East. 

Shortly after landing in Dubai ... Khloe posted a pic of herself wearing a niqab, and immediately got blasted for disrespecting the traditional garb. Haters accused her of wearing it as a fashion statement and not out of respect for the culture.

Of course, some fans saw it the other way, and defended her for doing the right thing in a foreign country.

Seems a little unfair -- if she hadn't worn it, the people defending her would be attacking her and vice versa.

One possible solution for Khloe -- don't post photos? 

#LOL

'Deadliest Catch' Star Sig Hansen

The King Of Norway

Has Crabs Because Of Me

5/27/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0526-sig-hansens-discoveryThe King of Norway met with a Norwegian guy even more famous than him .... "Deadliest Catch" star Sig Hansen.

King Harald V of Norway came face to face with Captain Hansen in a Seattle fishing village, where Sig graciously presented His Majesty with a tray full of, what else, king crabs.

The King got a VIP tour of The Northwestern, the famous Norwegian vessel.

There's a strong connection between the King and the Captain. Sig grew up in Seattle where there's a big Norwegian presence. Sig's dad, who is Norwegian, taught his son the fishing ropes at 14. 

Skal!

Sam Shepard

One Tequila, Two Tequila

... Busted for DUI

5/26/2015 1:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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Two shots of tequila is all Sam Shepard drank ... at least that's the story he unsuccessfully told cops before they cuffed him.

The "Bloodline" actor was popped Monday night in Santa Fe, New Mexico outside a restaurant. A security guard called police, saying he feared Shepard was way too drunk to drive.

Shepard tried in vain to drive away, thwarted by an emergency brake he failed to release. That was enough evidence for cops to pull him over, and administer field sobriety tests ... which he failed. Cops say he also refused to blow into the breathalyzer, and that upped the ante.  

He was arrested for aggravated DUI, and remains in custody. 

Shepard was arrested for DUI back in 2009.

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