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Michael Strahan Leaving 'Live' for Good in Two Weeks

4/26/2016 9:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Michael Strahan's getting the hell outta dodge months earlier than anticipated -- instead of staying at 'Live' through the summer, he'll be gone in just over 2 weeks. 

Sources connected to the show tell us Michael's last day will be Friday, May 13. We're told an internal memo went around to the show staff Tuesday morning ... just as Kelly Ripa finally returned to the show.

The memo reads: "After meeting with the producers of both 'Live' and "Good Morning America," and after speaking with Kelly and Michael, we have decided on a plan that best advantages both shows for the future."

"To that end, Michael's last day on 'Live' will be Friday, May 13, which not only gives the show the chance to have an appropriate send off for him during the May sweeps, but to also immediately give Kelly and the producers an opportunity to begin the on-air search for a new co-host."

When Strahan's move to 'GMA' was announced, Disney said he'd be at 'Live' through August -- but that was before Ripa staged her protest

The memo also said, "This plan also allows 'GMA' to start integrating Michael into the show more often this summer before his full-time start in September."

Kid Rock's Assistant Severe Blow to Head in ATV Death

4/26/2016 9:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kid Rock's assistant, Michael Sacha, suffered horrific head injuries in the fatal ATV accident at the singer's Nashville home ... according to emergency responders.

TMZ obtained the audio of the fire department dispatch ... as paramedics raced to the scene on Monday morning. The dispatch operator describes Sacha's injuries and says the 911 caller "thinks [Michael]'s beyond any help."

As we reported ... Kid Rock and a friend called 911 when they found Sacha face down in an embankment off Kid's driveway.

Prince Sister Files Legal Docs Saying There's No Will

4/26/2016 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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42116-prince-getty-03Prince's sister Tyka has filed legal docs to open a probate case ... and she says as far as she can tell he left no will.

TMZ has obtained probate documents filed in Minnesota, in which Tyka asks the judge to appoint a "special administrator." Under Minnesota law, a special administrator is someone who is appointed when there is no executor named in a will.  

Tyka says in her docs, "I do not know of the existence of a will and have no reason to believe that the decedent executed testamentary documents in any form." 

If Prince did indeed die without a will, the estate is divided equally among his siblings.  

Tyka lists the people who are potential beneficiaries ... all of whom are half brothers and sisters. They are John, Norrine, Sharon, Alfred and Omarr. They are all living siblings of Prince. She also says she's an heir entitled to her cut.  

It's interesting ... Tyka names Lorna as a deceased half sister who left no kids. Under Minnesota law Lorna's out of the game when it comes to getting assets. But Tyka never even mentions Duane, reportedly Prince's half brother, who is also deceased.

There's also a line in the docs in which Tyka says, "The decedent has heirs whose identities and addresses need to be determined."

Tyka then names Bremer Trust, National Association, which she wants to serve as the official administrator of Prince's estate. Tyka says she wants Bremer Bank because they have provided financial services to Prince for years, and they are well versed in his affairs and best suited to protect his assets.

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Susan Boyle Freaks Out at Airport ... Hospitalized for Evaluation

4/26/2016 8:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0426-susan-boyle-GETTy-01Susan Boyle was removed from Heathrow Airport by ambulance after losing it on airline staffers ... and TMZ has learned she's now recovering at home. 

London cops were called to the British Airways lounge on Monday afternoon for reports of a distressed woman. We're told the officers took Boyle away against her will ... out of concern for her health, and she was hospitalized for evaluation.

Witnesses say she was throwing a massive tantrum when cops arrived on the scene.

Susan's reps tell us she was never on a psychiatric hold. The singer's revealed she has Asperger's Syndrome ... which her rep says caused Monday's emotional outburst.

We're told Susan was eventually released, and caught a flight back home to Scotland.

  

Kelly Ripa I Got My Apology and Some Respect

4/26/2016 6:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan proved they're not only good hosts ... they're really good actors.

Kelly and Michael locked hands as they walked out ... a little surreal given that they have bad feelings toward each other.

She took the spotlight and was not the least bit contrite about boycotting the show for 2 days ... something she readily acknowledged. To the contrary, she said she got what she was looking for ... an apology from Disney for what she believes is a lack of respect.

Check out the video ... even when she mentions Michael they never show him.

Weird, and uncomfortable.

Michael Strahan He Was Sick of the Sniping He Wanted to Bail on 'Live'

4/26/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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42516-michael-strahan-kelly-ripa-06Jumping ship from 'Live' was an easy call for Michael Strahan ... he wanted to work where his co-host wasn't tormenting him.

Sources connected with the production tell us, Michael had his fill of Kelly Ripa long before the 'GMA' opportunity surfaced. Sources say Kelly couldn't stand the fact that he stole some of her shine. Strahan became an instant star and got lots of attention, and we're told she hated it.

One source says it got to a point where she was "bullying" him, although on camera you couldn't tell. But another source says the notion Kelly was bullying Michael is "a joke."  

The 'GMA' job gives Strahan more money, a group of co-hosts he likes and who like him, and the right to continue his sports stuff. He also wants to grow beyond interviewing celebrities.

As we reported, after Strahan broke the news to Kelly he texted her Tuesday, trying to create an atmosphere where they could co-exist for the duration of his time on 'Live.' We're told she did not respond until Saturday, and it was "short and superficial."

From Kelly's perspective, we know he was at war with Executive Producer Michael Gelman for the first year and made things very uncomfortable for everyone. These sources also say a lot of the conflict surfaced because Michael was not "present enough" on 'Live' because of his part-time 'GMA' duties.

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Nick & Vanessa Lachey Buy Our Encino Crib For A Cool $4M

4/26/2016 9:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0425_vanessa-minnillo-nick-lachey-house-launchNick and Vanessa Lachey are banking it's a seller's market 'cause they want a pretty penny for the Encino home they just put up for sale.

The couple's asking $3.995 million for a home they bought in 2011 for $2.85 million, and they just might get it 'cause the crib's got all the works.

Check out the photos ... the 8,134 square foot home features 6 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms with cathedral ceilings and exposed beams. More importantly, for surviving San Fernando Valley summers ... it's got a kick ass pool.

Encino, man ... it's coming up.

Beyonce's Mom Ashes to Ashes ... Dust to Side Chicks

4/26/2016 7:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0426-tina-lawson-instagram-01Beyonce's mom Tina Lawson is backing up what most people are thinking about her daughter's marriage after listening to "Lemonade." 

The Beyhive thinks the album is all about Beyonce getting over Jay Z's rumored infidelity -- although Bey never outright says that. Now, Tina's toasted the record, saying ... "No matter what you've gone thru in life you can always come out on the other side." 

Put two and two together and it sure sounds like Tina's confirming Beyonce went through something heavy, perhaps a cheating scandal. 

Then again ... mama could just be helping push records. It is the family biz, after all.

Chris Christie Full Springsteen Dance Party

4/26/2016 6:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Gov. Chris Christie busted out his 'Dads Gone Wild' moves to support Bruce Springsteen, and let's just say ... it's a good thing he's no longer running for president.

Springsteen played the Barclays Center in Brooklyn Monday night -- and damn near got upstaged by Christie's nonstop dancing ... which was captured by Boss fans all over the arena.

We'll cut him some slack ... it's pretty much part of the oath for a NJ governor to cheer his ass off for Springsteen at all times, regardless of politics.

We're guessing Christie dodged bridge and tunnel traffic to get to the show.

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Billy Dee Williams Saddles Up Again To Pitch Colt 45

4/26/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Billy Dee Williams' mug is coming soon to a can near you ... 'cause he's now the face of his old go-to beverage -- Colt 45.

Lando Calrissian is reprising his role as the malt liquor's spokesman, but this time his signature smirk and mustache are emblazoned on the can because -- well, why not? It works every time.

Billy Dee faced heavy criticism when he first signed on to promote Colt 45 back in the 80s ... due to concerns about marketing booze in underprivileged neighborhoods. 

We asked Billy about that on Tuesday's TMZ Live -- and it's clearly NOT an issue to him.

Master P Hypocrisy Over Prince's Death

4/26/2016 7:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Master P is incredulous a lot of Prince's posthumous fans are now singing his praises when in life they mocked him.

We got the rapper Monday in Bev Hills, and he thinks there's a parallel between the way so-called fans treated Michael Jackson and the way they treated Prince.

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Kelly Ripa I'm Not Looking Forward to This

4/26/2016 5:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0426-kelly-ripa-inf-02Kelly Ripa left her swanky Upper East Side townhouse as she ends her boycott of her show ... and her expression tells it all.

There's an air of dread looming over her 'Live' show as she prepares to sit next to co-host Michael Strahan. The 2 haven't gotten along for several years, and the last week has only made things worse.

As we reported, Michael reached out to Kelly by text ... hours after he told her he was leaving for 'GMA.' She didn't respond until Saturday, and only superficially.

BTW ... this time she's clutching "The Rainbow Comes and Goes" by Anderson Cooper ... pretty clearly telegraphing he's a front-runner to replace Michael.

Makes for good TV.

  

Scott Weiland Sued For Shooting Up Tour Bus

4/26/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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42516-scott-weiland-tmzScott Weiland took a tour bus on the road, and returned it $50,000 worse for wear ... according to the guy who's trying to get the money from the dead rocker's estate.

Daniel Smagacz says he rented the bus to Scott for 20 days in August 2013, but when he got the wheels back the interior walls had been shot up with a BB gun. Also, the electronics were toast. 

According to the lawsuit, Scott signed a contract holding himself responsible for the damages, which Smagacz says totaled $50k -- and he wants another $100k in punitive damages. 

Smagacz originally sued Scott in 2014, but now he's going after Weiland's estate to get the dough.

  

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