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'Wild On!' Host Cindy Taylor 'Memba Her?!

6/21/2017 12:10 AM PDT

Cindy Taylor is best known for showing some skin as the third (and final) host -- after Jules Asner and Brooke Burke -- on the party program 'Wild On!' Guess what she looks like now!


TMZ Live: Bachelor In Paradise: DeMario's In The Clear!

6/20/2017 10:45 AM PDT

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Electric Daisy Carnival Sued My Son Died from Ecstasy ... You Had No Medics to Save Him!

6/20/2017 6:12 PM PDT

The Electric Daisy Carnival was grossly unprepared for medical emergencies, and as a result, a 24-year-old man died after taking Ecstasy ... according to his father, who's now suing Live Nation and the festival's founder.

Nicholas Tom attended the annual 3-day festival in Las Vegas back in 2015. His father, Terry Tom, admits Nicholas popped Ecstasy during the concert -- and in 110 degree heat -- had a seizure and started foaming at the mouth.

In the suit, Mr. Tom says good Samaritans came to Nicholas's aid ... carrying him around looking for a medical tent, which took more than 30 minutes. Once they did, he claims volunteer staffers had no medical experience, and the actual medics had "their hands full and were unavailable."

He says Nicholas died on the floor of the medical tent.

According to the suit, festival organizers are well aware concertgoers take drugs, especially Ecstasy. Mr. Tom says at least one person has died each year at EDC events put on by the defendants, dating back to 2006.

In fact, one man died just this past weekend at EDC Las Vegas.

Tom says EDC should have had proper medical services, trained medical staff, and abundant water for the festival which was attended by 135,000 people. He's suing for wrongful death and negligence.

We've reached out to Live Nation and EDC's founding company, Insomniac.

Jermaine Dupri On Prodigy's Death ... We Lost a Hip-Hop Centerpiece

6/20/2017 5:51 PM PDT

Jermaine Dupri -- like millions of hip-hop fans -- is mourning the loss of Prodigy from Mobb Deep ... whom he calls one of his favs.

We got the rapper at LAX, where he gave his condolences and mad props to Prodigy and the hardcore East Coast sound he created.

Dupri ticks off a couple of his favorite Mobb Deep records ... which had a huge influence on his career.

As we reported ... Prodigy was hospitalized over the weekend before he died, but the cause is unknown.

CBS Radio Sued You Can't Call Me Obama!! That's Just Racist

6/20/2017 4:53 PM PDT

CBS Radio honchos gave an African-American employee a warm welcome by yelling, "Obama!" when she walked in the office -- think Norm on "Cheers," but more racist ... according to her lawsuit, anyway.

The woman was not flattered by the reference, and is suing CBS Radio in NYC ... claiming she was frequently harassed, intimidated and worse. In the docs, obtained by TMZ, she says other interactions were more menacing than the Presidential greeting.

For instance, she claims when she asked a supervisor a question, he replied, "I'd shoot this bitch if I had a gun." According to the suit, another supervisor overheard, asked what was going on ... and the first supervisor barked, "Chicago Double tags, bitch!"

She says she was confused and scared by the comment. 

The woman, who was fired, also describes a frat house environment. According to the suit, a male supervisor once described a massage to another manager -- while in earshot of others -- and said, "Rub-n-tugs" are the best.

She says she was fired because she complained about these issues, although CBS told her she was canned for being late for work.

CBS Radio tells us, "This claim is without merit."

L.A. Rams Rookies Crash 'Friends' Set ... Diversity Ensues!

6/20/2017 3:52 PM PDT

You're looking at the most black people ever on the set of "Friends" ... courtesy of the L.A. Rams!

The Rams' rookie class hit up the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, CA on Monday for a spectacular VIP tour of the backlot ... which included Central Perk.

Serious question ... these guys are in their early 20s. Do you think any of them have ever seen a full episode of "Friends"?

Doesn't matter ... the guys had a blast anyway visiting other iconic Warner Bros. movie stuff --- including Harry Potter's broom, the Batmobile and more!

WR's Cooper Kupp and Shakeir Ryan even went behind bars in the jail cell from "Suicide Squad."

Other must-dos ... visit the Hollywood sign, survive an earthquake, go to the Walk of Fame and leave disappointed and get stuck on the 405.

Welcome to L.A.!

In other news...

'Cake Boss' Star Dies After Tough Battle With Major Illness

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Philando Castile Dash Cam Vid Shows Fatal Shooting

6/20/2017 2:23 PM PDT

Philando Castile's fatal shooting at the hands of Officer Jeronimo Yanez is being seen in police dash cam for the first time ... and it shows Yanez firing a least 7 shots at point-blank range.

Yanez was found not guilty last week of manslaughter in the July 2016 shooting. The deadly incident had only been seen previously in the aftermath video Philando's girlfriend broadcast on Facebook Live. The police video was released Tuesday. 

Castile was pulled over in Falcon Heights, Minnesota for a busted taillight. In this video, you can hear Castile inform Yanez he has a gun in the car. The officer tells him not to reach for it, Castile tries to explain he's NOT reaching for it ... and then the shooting began.

Officer Yanez claimed he feared for his life during the traffic stop.

Corinne Olympios My Lawyer's Still Investigating After Warner Bros. Clears DeMario

6/20/2017 1:53 PM PDT

Corinne Olympios isn't ready to accept Warner Bros.' word about what went down between her and DeMario Jackson on the "Bachelor in Paradise" set, and she's continuing her own investigation.

Corinne's high-powered attorney, Marty Singer, says, "It comes as no surprise that Warner Bros., as a result of its own internal investigation, would state that no wrong doing had occurred. Our own investigation will continue based on multiple new witnesses coming forward revealing what they saw and heard.”

Singer also points out ... it was one of the show's own producers who thought something was improper on set -- “It needs to be made crystal clear that production of 'Bachelor in Paradise' was shut down because of multiple complaints received from 'BIP' producers and crew members on the set. It was not shut down due to any complaint filed by Corinne against anyone."

Corinne has yet to say IF she's suing, and if so ... who she'd sue. She was tight-lipped in Hollywood after the Warner Bros. announcement.

Prodigy Choked On an Egg While Hospitalized

6/20/2017 1:24 PM PDT

Prodigy choked on an egg Tuesday morning in the hospital, where he'd been getting treatment for a bout with sickle cell anemia ... TMZ has learned.

Multiple sources -- connected to Prodigy and the investigation into his death -- tell us he choked on the egg ... however, it's still unclear if that ultimately caused his death. We're told officials are trying to find out if it was the choking or the sickle cell symptoms he'd been battling for days.

We're told Prodigy had to be pulled out of a fan meet-and-greet event after Saturday night's concert in Las Vegas ... because his security team noticed he was struggling. It appears his sickle cell was exacerbated by extreme desert temps -- it was reportedly as hot as 110 during the concert. The disease made him prone to dehydration and weakened his immune system.

We're told on his way out of the venue, Prodigy told Ice-T goodbye ... and headed to his hotel to get some rest.

His condition worsened -- his publicist says Prodigy had to be hospitalized some time after that.

O.J. Simpson Parole Hearing Set For July Possible Freedom Date Announced

6/20/2017 1:15 PM PDT
Breaking News

O.J. Simpson is one step closer to being a free man ... his official parole hearing date has been set for July 20. 

A rep for the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners has confirmed the date and says if things go well, Simpson could be released as early as October 1.

Simpson will not attend the hearing in person -- he will be videoconferenced in from the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada. 

69-year-old Simpson was arrested in 2007 on several armed robbery and kidnapping charges after stealing sports memorabilia from a Vegas hotel room. He was convicted in 2008 and has been locked up ever since. 

He was sentenced to 33 years in prison, with the eligibility for parole after 9 years. 

Prodigy From Mobb Deep Dead at 42

6/20/2017 11:03 AM PDT

Prodigy, one half of Mobb Deep, has died in Las Vegas ... TMZ has learned.

His publicist says he was hospitalized "a few days ago in Vegas after a Mobb Deep performance for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis. As most of his fans know, Prodigy battled the disease since birth."

The publicist added ... "the exact cause of death has not been determined."

Prodigy was in Vegas over the weekend performing with the Art of Rap tour ... with Ghostface Killah, Onyx, KRS-One, and Ice-T ... to name a few. Mobb Deep performed Saturday night.

Prodigy and his partner, Havoc, formed Mobb Deep in NYC in the early '90s. Their biggest hits include "Quiet Storm" and "Shook Ones."

He was 42.

Prodigy even broke into the cooking biz last year when he published, "Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook." He talked to us about it on TMZ Live.

Daniel Day-Lewis Quits Hollywood

6/20/2017 12:53 PM PDT
Breaking News

Sir Daniel Day-Lewis -- one of the most iconic actors in the last quarter century with 3 Oscars to his name -- has reportedly quit the biz.

Daniel's rep released a statement saying he will no longer be working as an actor. She added, "He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years. This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject."

Daniel showed immense range playing a slew of captivating roles. He won Oscars for Best Actor in "Lincoln," "My Left Foot" and "There Will Be Blood." He also earned 2 nominations for "Gangs of New York" and "In the Name of the Father."

The 60-year-old's legendary career spanned 4 decades. He'll appear one last time in "Phantom Thread" when it's released later this year. Variety first reported the news.

Ex-Patriots Lineman I'M GAY ... Used Football as a Beard

6/20/2017 10:46 AM PDT
Breaking News

Ex-NFL lineman Ryan O'Callaghan -- who played for the Patriots and the Chiefs -- has come out as gay ... and says it was an NFL team staffer who helped save his life. 

O'Callaghan was selected by New England in the 5th round of the 2006 NFL Draft -- and protected Tom Brady in 2007, the year they won the AFC title and went to the Super Bowl. 

O'Callaghan tells he wrestled with his sexuality during his entire football career -- and used football "as kind of my cover for my life."

"Football was the most masculine thing I could do," O'Callaghan told Cyd Zeigler

O'Callaghan says when he knew his football career was ending in 2011, he planned on killing himself. He wrote a suicide note and had guns -- but didn't go through with it. 

Fortunately, Kansas City Chiefs trainer, David Price, noticed he wasn't being himself and advised him to talk to the team's counselor. 

Ryan says he took Price's advice and it saved his life. He later came out to family and friends -- and got the love and support he needed. 

Now, O'Callaghan says he loves life and is glad he decided to go public. 

He also says he never faced bigotry from teammates and believes NFL teams are ready for openly gay players in the locker room. 

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