Howard Stern gave a touching send off to beloved wack packer Eric the Actor ... and for the first time, gave his honest feelings about the show regular.
Howard opened his show Monday with the news of Eric's death ... and for the next hour Lynch's famous friends called into the show to offer their condolences.
The show also played some of his most famous moments -- including his famous refusal to be attached to balloons and flown in the air.
As we previously reported ... Eric was rushed to a hospital this weekend after he started experiencing pain in his chest -- and his manager says his organs gave out after he was admitted.
MALE Stars Panicking ...
We Don't Want Our Junk Leaking Next!
9/22/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The next celebrity hacking victim could well be a guy ... so fear a number of young, male Hollywood celebs -- and some are going to great lengths to keep their junk private.
TMZ spoke with multiple male celebs -- mostly actors -- who tell us it's all they're talking about ... and they're scared.
As we previously reported ... a bunch of celebs were hacked over the weekend -- including Kim Kardashian, Gabrielle Union, Amber Heard, Rihanna and Vanessa Hudgens. No dudes.
We're told the male celebs have contacted friends, former lovers and coworkers ... warning them they may be phishing targets ... the guys think most of the hacking involves people connected to the celebs but not the celebs themselves.
The guys we've spoke with all say ... they're now changing their passwords weekly ... and some now have phones that are not connected to the cloud.
One male celeb who was hacked last year says he now has all his emails on a private server ... and he's alerted if anyone attempts to read them.
They all think it's just a matter of time.
Drops F-Bomb On Air & Quits
... Over Marijuana Vote
9/22/2014 6:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jerry Maguire's got nothing on the Anchorage reporter who quit her job by dropping an F-bomb on the air ... all to take a stand on Alaska's upcoming marijuana vote.
Charlo Greene revealed she was the owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club during last night's newscast ... right after she had reported about the club. She said she would be devoting all her time to fighting for the legalization of marijuana in Alaska, and then kissed off her reporting gig with ..."F*** it, I quit."
The best part -- the shocked female anchor trying to recover after Charlo quit. Honestly ... kinda sounded like she was high.
... Here We Go, Yo!
9/22/2014 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Leonardo DiCaprio is definitely not Bo -- because he CAN rap, and he put his skills on full display with a little help from Jamie Foxx.
DiCaprio -- still hiding his face -- was at 1Oak in West Hollywood last Thursday for club owner Richie Akiva’s birthday party ... when he got on the mic to do the classic Tribe Called Quest song "Scenario."
Little known fact -- all males between 35 and 45 know all the lyrics to this song. It sounds like Leo might have temporarily forgotten a few lines, but still ... pretty awesome.
Now here's Busta Rhymes with the ...
In other news...
Lala was spotted out and about in NYC the other day looking as cute as ever!
Gov. Rick Perry
My Anti-Abortion Law Could Have
Saved Joan Rivers' Life
9/22/2014 6:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Texas Governor Rick Perry thinks Joan Rivers might still be alive if his controversial anti-abortion law was in effect in New York.
The law requires clinics to meet hospital-level operating standards. It became law last year, but a judge recently put it on ice.
Perry was speaking at an event Sunday and randomly brought up Rivers … wondering if she would still be alive if Yorkville Endoscopy were subject to the tighter regulations.
We're pretty sure ... Joan would not approve.
Riding the Booty Wave
9/22/2014 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
With her backside back in the headlines, 45-year-old Jennifer Lopez put her most prized asset front and center while performing Sunday night at the Singapore Grand Prix.
Not that anyone is complaining ...
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The rest of us might be getting ready for fall, but Katherine Heigl hit up the beach to party with a few other bikini-clad girlfriends.SEE MORE »
Comes to Rescue
of Motorcycle Crash Victim
9/22/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
When you need a calm, soothing voice to get you through a traumatic event, you don't think of Mike Tyson ... but that's exactly what happened to a motorcycle crash victim.
Ryan Chesley tells TMZ ... he was on his way to Las Vegas this week when a cab cut him off on the freeway ... sending him flying off his chopper.
Chesley says Tyson saw the whole thing ... slammed on his brakes and stopped traffic. Chesley says Tyson -- mindful the victim might be in shock -- kept him calm until paramedics arrived.
Chesley -- who has broken bones, muscles, ligaments, nerve damage and needs shoulder surgery -- tells TMZ he's sending Tyson a thank you note and a fruit basket.
Mike Tyson ... he can hurt you bad, and help you good.
Now She's Gotta Cut Loose
From Anti-Dance High School Rules
9/22/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mark Ballas has a true rookie on his hands with Sadie Robertson because the "Duck Dynasty" star hails from a high school where dancing is strictly forbidden ... just like "Footloose."
Willie Robertson's 17-year-old daughter is partnered with Ballas for this season of "Dancing With the Stars" ... but she also attends Ouachita Christian School in Monroe, LA where administrators have a longstanding ban on all school dances.
We spoke to Sadie's principal Jamie Stokes, and he was unapologetic about the school's policy ... which he says includes banning all dances. Even proms. Zero tolerance dancing, y'all.
Mark and Sadie advanced last week, but judge Julianne Hough told the 'DD' heir she's gonna need to get "more down and dirty" to win it all.
Sadie's dad shot that down almost immediately -- and we're guessing it's ditto from her principal.
Howard Stern Wack Packer
Eric the Actor
Dead at 39
9/21/2014 3:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Howard Stern Show" wack packer Eric "The Actor" Lynch has died at 39 ... TMZ has learned.
Eric's longtime manager Johnny Fratto tells us Lynch was rushed to a hospital in Sacramento Saturday after he started having heart problems ... and we're told most of his organs just gave out.
An official from the hospital confirms Eric passed away Saturday afternoon ... and Fratto says Lynch was surrounded by family and friends when he died. We're told his caretaker Jon was also present.
Eric appeared on the Stern show just last week ... and said his parents would be taking over caretaking duties because Jon was moving away.
Eric has been calling into the Stern show since 2002 ... and would famously call in to yell at Howard. He had a love-hate relationship with pretty much everyone on staff. His medical condition was never explained on the show -- but he always claimed to have outlived doctors expectations.
Eric also made a few cameos on TV shows like "In Plain Sight" and "Fringe."
Back in 2009 we shot Eric rolling up to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Beverly Hills -- where he actually got the valet to park his pimped out Power-Wheels style Escalade.
'Booty' Video Triggers Lube Deal
9/22/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jennifer Lopez looks so good in lube in her new "Booty" music video with Iggy Azalea -- she now stands to make a bundle off a company that makes the stuff.
Reps for Doc Johnson Lube fired off the sticky to proposal to J.Lo after seeing the video last week -- and we're told they were especially inspired by the shots of her covered in a liquid they believe to be personal lubricant.
Bottom line -- Doc Johnson wants to be in the J.Lo butt business ... and the company is offering her a year's worth of its lubrication gel for free to prove it. The good doc also wants to discuss a long term sponsorship deal, if Jennifer's interested.
Something tells us this is NOT right up her alley -- but can't knock 'em for trying.
Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake
9/22/2014 12:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Professional wrestler Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake is best known for giving his opponents hacked up haircuts with his signature kick ass cutlery after a win in the ring. Guess what he looks like now!
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Kim Kardashian hit the town for a night out with husband Kanye West wearing a super sexy crop top that showed off all kinds of belly skin.SEE MORE »
Hackers Release Topless Message to Johnny Depp
9/21/2014 1:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Amber Heard has been hit by the celebrity hackers hard ... with tons of her pics appearing to have leaked online -- including one topless photo that features a message to Johnny Depp.
Over 50 topless pictures were posted onto 4chan/Reddit from Amber Heard Sunday afternoon ... and it may be the biggest invasion of privacy since Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton were first hacked.
In one photo Amber is holding up a sign that's clearly a message to her fiance J.D. ... and refers to him as "Tonto."
The FBI has been on top things since the first wave of photos were released ... we contacted them today -- and they tell us their investigation is still on going.
So far, no word back from Amber's reps.
'Ink Master' Judge Chris Nunez
Arrested For DUI
9/21/2014 11:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Ink Master" judge Chris Nunez was arrested Saturday in Florida ... after he got busted for driving under the influence.
The Spike TV star got pulled over for allegedly running a stop sign ... and he was eventually hauled off to jail for DUI -- according to the Broward County Sheriff.
It's unclear what Nunez was allegedly on -- booze or drugs -- but we're told he was released hours later on bond.
We reached out to Chris for comment, so far ... no word back.