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Manny Pacquiao

My Dad Ate My Dog

4/28/2015 7:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Manny Pacquiao ran away from home at the age of 12 ... when he caught his father eating his pet dog ... this according to his trainer Freddie Roach. 

Roach was talking to Yahoo! Sports about how the boxer's family struggled with poverty in the Philippines when he was a child -- and apparently, things were so tough ... Manny's father cooked the family dog for food. 

When Manny realized what had happened, he ran away from home -- and began to live on the streets.

"He slept in a cardboard box. He fought his way through all this, turned pro at 14, and look at the man he is today," Roach said. 

BTW -- Manny has a new dog named Pacman ... and NO ONE is allowed to eat it.  

Mila Kunis

That Ukrainian Chick's Pollo Loco!!!

4/22/2015 4:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mila Kunis is calling chickens**t on the Ukrainian woman who claims the actress stole her beloved chicken, Doggie, a quarter century ago back in the old country.

With a little prompting from Ashton Kutcher, Mila says she was "devastated," and "weeping" after finding out Kristina Karo was suing her for $5,000 for emotional distress and therapy bills.

Mila and Ashton hilariously question the timing ... Karo is filing suit as she tries to hawk a music video.

For her part, Mila's contemplating a countersuit because the music video 'burned her eyes and hurt her body.'

If the judge would make the countersuit a class action, we'll gladly join.

By the way ... you should check out Karo on TMZ Live, unless you're chicken.

Mila Kunis Sued

You Stole My Chicken ...

So Cluck You!!!

4/22/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0421-mila-kunis-kristina-doggie-karo-getty-instagram-01Mila Kunis has nice breasts ... problem is, she stole them along with other chicken parts, this according to a new lawsuit filed by a woman who claims to have been her best Ukrainian friend.

Kristina Karo claims 25 years ago she was in first grade with Mila in the Ukraine and they were inseparable. But Kristina says Mila had chicken envy -- specifically a chicken which answered to the name Doggie. Kristina alleges in her lawsuit she loved Doggie like a dog, and so did Mila, who would come to her house and play with the little clucker.

But one day Doggie disappeared, and Kristina says Mila confessed that she stole it, saying, "Kristina, you can have any other chicken as a pet, you have a whole chicken farm."

Kristina says in her lawsuit she became an emotional wreck and went into therapy.  

Years passed, Mila moved to L.A. and became a big star. Kristina also eventually moved to L.A. to pursue a singing career. But the proximity brought back all the bad memories, and Kristina says the visions of Doggie being stolen by her former best friend threw her right back into therapy.

Kristina now needs shrink money, and a little extra for all the emotional distress ... in all, $5k.

And Kristina says Mila's conduct has prevented her from pursuing the American dream.

Life, liberty and the pursuit of a happy meal.

Sofia Vergara

I'm Not Having Nick's Baby

But I'm Not Destroying the Embryo

4/18/2015 7:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0418-sofia-vegara-nick-loeb-tmz-01Sofia Vergara had to make a tricky decision ... there's a fertilized egg sitting around that could produce a baby she doesn't want, but she doesn't want to anger  the "right to life" people by destroying it.

As TMZ reported, Sofia and then fiance Nick Loeb planned on having a baby together, which resulted in a fertilized egg being stored at a Beverly Hills reproductive facility.  Nick has filed a lawsuit, saying Sophia wants to destroy the embryo, but he wants the kid.

Sofia's lawyer told People, "Vergara has never suggested that she wished to have the embryos destroyed," adding, "She has always maintained that they be kept frozen."

It seems strange on the surface.  If she doesn't want the baby, why not destroy the embryo?

Sources close to Sofia tell TMZ, there is no way this baby will be born.  Sofia wants nothing to do with Nick and is about to marry Joe Manganiello.  The problem ... she doesn't want to piss off a lot of her fan base, which believes life is created at conception.

So we're told Sofia's solution is right in the contract, which says both parties have to agree to have the baby, and both sides have to agree to destroy the embryo.  She will agree to neither, which means the baby will not be born.

Sofia Vergara

Ex-Fiance Wants to Have Her Baby

... Without Her

4/15/2015 10:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Sofia Vergara's ex-fiance is suing her to prevent the actress from destroying the fertilized eggs they created when they were a couple because he still wants to have her baby.

It's a bizarre lawsuit. Nick Loeb claims he and Sofia made a contract back in November 2013 where they agreed to attempt to have children by means of in vitro fertilization. Her eggs were fertilized by his sperm and then frozen and kept at a Beverly Hills facility. 

Nick claims Sofia now wants to destroy the eggs because they broke up, but he says he has the right to go forward because both parties have not agreed in writing to destroy the eggs. 

Here's what's weird. Nick claims in the lawsuit, she physically abused him on 4 separate occasions, punching him in the face twice, kicked him and threw her phone at his head.  And he claims she repeatedly berated him. If that's the case, it seems a little strange he wants a kid with her DNA.

In the documents, first reported by In Touch, Nick makes it clear he wants a child. 

Clearly Sofia has moved on. She's engaged to Joe Manganiello and is certainly done with Nick.

Model Sarah Stage

Skinny Pregnancy, But ...

Pops Out Big Baby!

4/15/2015 8:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0415-sarah-stage-instagram-02The day after model Sarah Stage took a ton of flak for looking like the fittest pregnant woman in history ... she squeezed out a baby wayyy bigger than anyone with eyes would expect. 

Stage gave birth Tuesday afternoon to James Hunter -- 8 lbs. 7 oz. and 22 inches long. Totally normal size for a newborn, and maybe even a little large ... considering Mom posted a pic Monday that looked like she'd just had a big lunch. 

Stage's pregnancy was so easy, she even went out to dinner with pal Melissa Molinaro on Sunday night ... still looking like your typical rail thin L.A. chick.

Guys wanna get her pregnant, women wanna BE her pregnant.

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Kim Kardashian & Kanye West

Prisoner Sues

Keep Those People Out of Florida!

4/8/2015 8:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West must be stopped at the Florida border, because they're nothing but wannabe Jay Z's and Beyonce's ... according to a prisoner who has taken his cause to court.

Wayne Albright -- who's been locked up since 2000 for attempted sexual assault -- claims Florida needs protection from the couple he calls "Meat Whistles" and "Moose Knuckles."

Albright shows abject contempt for the famous duo, declaring the only tolerable Kardashian is Rob, who's "eating himself out of house and home, no doubt from the shame he feels as a result of what Kim has done to the Kardashian name."

The prisoner is specifically targeting Kim and Kanye from stepping foot in Florida, and he wants to "ban these two Moose Knuckles from appearing on any television programs aired in the state of Florida, unless it's Court TV and they're on trial for posing as a famous couple."

Albright seeks a temporary restraining order, telling the judge, "You have your work cut out for you ... so what do you say? Make us all proud."

Russell Crowe

You've Been Struck By

My Smooth MJ Impression

4/8/2015 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Russell Crowe got prank called by Michael Jackson so often ... he can now do a pretty good impression -- and he uncorked it for our us in D.C.

Russell was heading into the premiere of his new flick, "The Water Diviner," and our photog, Colin, asked about his recent revelation that MJ busted his balls for 3 years with harassing fake calls -- think, "Is Seymour Butts there? How about Hugh Jass?" 

Crowe tells us they'd actually shoot the breeze after the prank, and he was obviously listening closely to Michael. Watch the clip ... pretty funny to see Maximus using an MJ voice. 

He also talks about his near miss at Neverland.  

David Letterman

Running Around Like A Chicken ...

With Its Shoes Cut Off

3/23/2015 8:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Oh boy ... David Letterman snuck out of his island retirement home without his shoes again ... at least it looks that way.  

Dave was down in St. Barts this past weekend mentally preparing to step down from the 'Late Show' when he took an early morning Caribbean jog ... sans shoes, only socks.

There's a ton of studies about the benefits of jogging barefoot ... and Dave's embracing all of them during his island time. 

Hey, in a few months he can be Shoeless Dave, permanently.

Mariah Carey & Courtney Love

Crazy Dinner Duo

... With a Side of Ratner

3/23/2015 7:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0323-mariah-carey-courtney-love-instagramAnd the award for Most Unexpected Dinner Table goes to -- Mariah Carey and Courtney Love ... in a Brett Ratner production.

The director broke bread with Mariah and Courtney last night at Craig's in West Hollywood ... and we can only imagine the stories Brett walked away with after sitting between those two.

Perhaps they chatted about Courtney's "Empire" appearance -- after all, she said she was channeling her inner Mariah ... plus Mariah is one of many people rumored to guest star next season. 

As for Ratner ... he's pals with both women, but this is the first time we've seen them all out together. Considering the massive bank accounts at the table -- we gotta ask ... 

Wladimir Klitschko

Wrestles Alligator

... Lives.

3/13/2015 5:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Wladimir Klitschko:
Age: 38
Weight: 246 lbs
Size: 6'6"

Charlie the Alligator:
Age: 10-ish
Weight: 200 lbs
Size: 9'0"  

It was boxer vs. man-eater at the Gator Park in Miami, Florida this week ... when Hayden Panettiere's baby daddy got up close and personal with a live male alligator ... and TMZ Sports has the pics. 

It's unclear why a guy whose hands are worth SO MUCH MONEY would put his fists near the mouth of a gator ... but we're told he was with a German TV crew that was shooting for some sort of reality-ish show about Klitschko's life. 

We spoke with a rep for Charlie the Alligator (his trainer Tom) who tells us, "He had complete control over the alligator for about a minute and a half."

Turns out, gators pack one hell of a punch when they chomp down ... but the muscles that OPEN their jaws are super-weak, which is why Tom allowed Wlad to put his hands on Charlie's face.

"I'm sure it is uncomfortable for someone who is doing it for the first time, but he was brave."

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'Pirates of the Caribbean'

Long Arrrrrm of the Law

Hunting for Arrrmed Pirate

3/10/2015 6:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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APB Australia -- be on the lookout for a pirate with a knife and a grudge and a parrot.

The pirate in question apparently is interested in breaking into showbiz, because he snuck on the set of  the new "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie and allegedly pulled a knife on security.

The pirate sure looked authentic ... down to a parrot on his shoulder. He fled into the bushland before cops arrived.  

The pirate somehow made his way to a Kmart. There's surveillance video of him hiding in one of the changing rooms while cops were trying to hunt him down.

The pirate and the bird are still on the loose. 

'Ghost Adventures' Star

People Scare Me ...

I'm Flipping Out

3/7/2015 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0306_zac_bagans_private_launchThere's only one thing that terrifies "Ghost Adventures" star Zak Bagans -- nosy neighbors ... so he's put his $2.6 mil Vegas mansion on the market.

Our real estate sources say Bagans is ditching his 5 bed, 4 bath, 5,800 sq. ft. house after 10 months because a ton of new homes are popping up in the neighborhood -- and he's worried about losing his privacy.

The desert pad is phantom-free -- unlike the haunted home that took nearly 2-years for him to unload -- so he thinks he can flip it quickly, and make up to $500k on the deal.

The only thing haunting the new owner is whether to spend more time in the pool/spa or the basketball court.

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