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'Ghost Adventures' Star

Snatches Pot the Real 'Psycho' Used

To Collect Body Parts

3/4/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Ghost Adventures Zak Bagans Cauldron"Ghost Adventures" star Zak Bagans just scored a disgusting and evil souvenir used by the real life killer who became the inspiration for "Psycho" and a bunch of other Hollywood serial killers. 

Ed Gein was a Wisconsin man who infamously mutilated his victim's body parts in the 1950s, and fashioned their skin tiny masks, gloves, and furniture. If it sounds familiar -- Leatherface from 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' ... Buffalo Bill from "Silence of the Lambs" and Norman Bates were all based on Gein. 

So, Bagans just dropped $2,800 at auction to take possession of the 25 gallon cauldron Gein used to discard his victims' entrails when he gutted them. The thing had been sitting in a Wisconsin woman's home -- used as a flower pot -- ever since Gein's 1984 death in prison. 

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When she died ... her son (wisely) believed the cauldron was cursed, and wanted it gone ... so now it's Bagans' headache.

Zak, who collects haunted and cursed objects, tells us it's going on display at his home, because he thinks it will "make a nice conversation piece for guests." 

5-Hour Energy Sued

Ad Was a Shot to My Hacky Sack

... Says Record Holder

2/27/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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5-Hour Energy DOES NOT give you power to capture the hacky sack world record, according to the current title holder ... who's suing the company for making it look like someone took his belt.

Ted Martin -- the hacky Guinness World Record holder since '97 -- filed a handwritten lawsuit over a 2013 commercial that shows a pitchman accomplishing a bunch of outlandish things after shooting a bottle of 5-Hour Energy.

Among the achievements -- mastering "origami while beating the record for hacky sack." In his suit, Ted says that line is "literally false" ... and he wants the company to pay up for lying. Plus, he wants an injunction to stop the ad from ever airing again.

Who knows if he'll win in court, but dude's a legend with the footbag. He hacky'ed more than 8 HOURS straight to earn his world record -- racking up 63,326 kicks!!

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Llama Chase

Potential Spit and Run On Live TV

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2/26/2015 12:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

022615_llama_launchL.A.'s famous car chases just got put to shame -- by a couple of wild and crazy llamas on the loose in Arizona.

The suspects were wandering around the Sun City retirement community outside Phoenix -- and they managed to hold their would-be-captors at bay for about 45 minutes. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Department even had to get involved.

The llamas -- one black, one white, and unarmed -- were eventually rounded up ... actually lassoed ... live on television.

Far as we can tell ... no one got spit on during the chase -- but that would've been awesome.

Robert Griffin III

My Smelly Cast Is On Display

At Prestigious Medical School

2/24/2015 12:02 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Where does a sweaty ankle cast get treated like a fine piece of art? A podiatry school ... 'cause that's exactly where Robert Griffin III's used cast -- auctioned off by the Redskins QB -- is on display behind glass. 

Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine student Rich Bruno ... a die hard Skins fan and lover of feet -- recently purchased the NFL star's stinky cast at auction for $1,522.  

Now ... Bruno tells TMZ Sports he's (temporarily) donated the item to his med school so it can be enjoyed by everyone. 

"I'd love to share it with my peers or anyone who shares my passion for podiatry and sports by displaying it in my school's clinic."

Besides helping in RG's recovery, the cast actually contains some valuable signatures from several Washington stars ... including DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon.  

And get this ... now that the school has had a taste of RG III's feet ... Bruno says they may try to build on their collection.  

"We may contact the team to try and have them release his X-Rays," Bruno said. "Something like that would be so fascinating and unique, I'd probably lose my mind."

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Kanye West

Grouses Over 8th Grade Basketball Snub

'I Shoulda Made the Team'

2/20/2015 9:22 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

021915_kanye_west_power_launch_v2Talk about holding a grudge ... Kanye West is clearly still pissed at his 8th grade basketball coach --who didn't put Yeezy on the squad ... despite the fact West claims his try-out was Jordan-esque. 

Kanye opened up about the hoops snub on "The Breakfast Club" radio show ... telling Charlamagne tha God that he vividly remembers hitting every free throw and every lay up ... but got screwed by the coach. 

"I looked at the list and I wasn't on the list ... and then the coach just gave me the Kanye shrug."

He continued, "You not gonna have somebody hit all the shots and you not gonna give him that credit."

He's also using the metaphor to explain why he always goes so hard for Beyonce -- essentially saying she's the 8th grader who's making all the shots ... but never gets the respect from the coach.

Ex-Dolphins Player

Boat Suffered $70k In Damages

After NFL Player Fell Overboard

2/18/2015 3:33 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0218-robert-konrad-getty-02The ex-NFL player who fell overboard during a fishing trip and swam 9 MILES to shore finally got his boat back -- but officials say it suffered roughly $70,000 in damages after crashing on a beach.  

You know the story ... 38-year-old Rob Konrad says he lost his footing and fell off his boat in the middle of the ocean back in January ... and was forced to swim about 16 hours to shore. 

The boat -- which was on autopilot at the time -- eventually crashed in the Grand Bahama Island near an area called "Deadman's Reef" ... and sustained major damage in the process.  

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Here's a summary of the damages, according to the incident report, obtained by TMZ Sports: 

-- Damage to the gel coat and fiberglass on the bottom and side rails
-- Damage  to the gear cases on both motors along with the skegs 
-- Stress fractures on the top frame  
-- Damaged windows  

Note -- Konrad is submitting the damages to his insurance company.  

'Ant-Man' Extra

Turns Set Into Giant Toilet

2/12/2015 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Ant Man Extra Peed Van

Paul Rudd and the film crew from Marvel's "Ant-Man" learned a soft lesson about hiring random guys with loose bowels.

100 homeless people were booked as extras during a shoot in San Francisco's Tenderloin District. One guy did 2 really bad things.

#1 He hosed production by giving Ant-Man's van a golden shower.

#2 He dropped a giant deuce on the storefront set.

Producers were fed up and fired the guy, but gave him $175 for all his good work. 

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Tiger Woods

My Tooth Is Back!

1/27/2015 7:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Just 8 days after Tiger Woods was spotted in Italy with a missing tooth, the golf superstar surfaced in Phoenix today with a FULL SET of chompers. 

Tiger was flashing all of his pearly whites at the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale ... with no weird skull mask thing to cover his face.  

And get this ... Woods doubled down on his previous story that the front tooth was knocked out by a photographer at his GF's World Cup alpine race in Italy ... saying:

"The photographer changed positions and I got hit. It was an accident. ... And yes there was blood everywhere. All good now."

Funny, since World Cup officials still say Tiger is full of crap -- claiming Tiger was surrounded by security throughout the entire event and no one saw any such accident ... or blood.

Ghost Adventures Star

Demons Be Gone!

Dumps Haunted Pad

1/27/2015 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
Ghost Adventures Star Sells Haunted Home"Ghost Adventures" star Zak Bagans is through dealing with Satan and his minions ... now they're someone else's problem.

Bagans survived 20 months of a dead housing market, and finally unloaded the house he claims has been possessed ever since he brought home a human skull (for research, of course).

Not shockingly ... that claim didn't really help move the house any faster. 

Waiting out the demon paid off -- we're told Bagans got $445,000 for the house ... an $85K profit. 

As for the new owner, we have a recommendation for a cleaning lady ...

Three-Boobed Woman

Busted for DUI

Twice the Legal Limit!

1/26/2015 5:34 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Jasmine Tridevil
-- aka the woman who went around claiming she had three boobs -- was busted early Monday morning for suspicion of DUI, but her BAC wasn't three times the legal limit ... JUST TWO!

Tridevil (real name Alicia Hessler) was popped by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department in Tampa, FL at 3:47 AM. She was booked into the Orient Road Jail a short time later. The strip search must have been awfully interesting.

According to the booking info, Hessler's blood alcohol content was .180 and .178 in two tests ... each more than twice the legal limit in Florida.

She is currently still in custody and being held on $500 bail.

Tridevil made the rounds last September when she went around claiming to have a third breast. To the surprise of no one ... she turned out to be a fake.

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Boxer Jermain Taylor

Bizarre Bathtub Video ...

After Shooting Arrest

1/21/2015 6:51 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
012115_jermain_taylor_launchBoxing superstar Jermain Taylor -- the WBC middleweight champ -- released a disturbing new video in which he essentially apologizes for firing a gun during a MLK parade in Arkansas. 

The footage is shot while Taylor is taking a bath -- and he addresses the incident in which he was charged with 5 counts of assault for allegedly squeezing out two shots during an altercation with a man and his son. 

"I know y'all disappointed in me ... I'm sorry if I let anybody down or hurt anybody."

But here's where things get even more puzzling -- the 36-year-old says he had a beef with parade organizers that day because none of the kids at the event had any candy. 

"Y'all need to get it together," Taylor said to event organizers ... "Had my little girl out there. Nobody had no candy."

Taylor then suggests he could be in jail for next year's parade -- and says he won't try to duck serving time by claiming he has drug issues. 

"If I gotta go to jail, I'm gonna sit my ass in there ... but I'm not gonna say I have no problems with no drugs to get out of jail ... I worked too hard for my life to put that in it. So you can kiss my ass."

Taylor has less than 24 hours to turn himself back in to authorities. No word on when he plans to surrender.

Lindsey Vonn

TIGER DIDN'T LIE

About Missing Tooth Story

1/20/2015 5:21 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0120-lindsey-vonn-tmz-01Another bizarre twist in the Tiger Woods missing tooth mystery -- his GF Lindsey Vonn is backing his "camera smacked me in the mouth" story ... despite eye witnesses who claim it's all BS. 

Vonn just went to Facebook to back up Tiger's story about why he was pictured without a front tooth at the World Cup skiing event in Italy this weekend -- saying:

"I feel terrible that his tooth got knocked out though. When he was in the finish area a camera man accidentally knocked into him and took out his front tooth. He was still in great spirits though and didn’t complain once or ask for any special assistance or security."

Problem is ... event officials have gone on the record and said no such accident ever occurred and if it had, there would have been witnesses or video of the incident. 

One official told TMZ Sports that Tiger never even showed signs of pain ... signs that you'd expect someone to have after losing a tooth. 

But Lindsey came up with an explanation when talking to USA Today -- saying, "This pain is really nothing when he has had as many injuries as he's had. It's not a big deal. He was in good spirits."

You buyin' it?

Stephen Belafonte

Taken to ER

... By Mel B

1/20/2015 10:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Stephen Belafonte Hospitalized
Stephen Belafonte has done what Mel B did last month ... landed in the hospital ... TMZ has learned.

Stephen showed up at the Cedars-Sinai ER Tuesday AM ... complaining of back pain. We're told he says he doesn't know how he hurt it ... but it's gotten bad enough that he needs medical help.

Mel B took him to the hospital and is by his side.

You'll recall she was laid up in the hospital in December for an undisclosed medical problem.

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