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Michael Jackson

6 Years After Death

Estate Generated $2 BILLION

6/25/2015 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0625-michael-jackson-getty-02Michael Jackson died 6 years ago today, and TMZ has learned his estate went from the brink of bankruptcy to financial fortune ... and his kids are now better off than their famous dad.

Sources familiar with the financials tell TMZ, the estate has grossed nearly $2 billion since MJ's death. The money comes from the movies "This is It," the Cirque show "Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour," 50 million albums sold and various other ventures.

After expenses, that $2 bil gets whittled down to around $800 million -- which is a very good return.

But the $800 mil gets significantly cut by taxes ... we're told to around $450 mil.

MJ's debts at the time of his death were around $500 million, so just on those 2 numbers the estate approaches being in the black.  

But there are other ventures, like Sony, where the estate generates a lot of cash.

As for Michael's kids, there's a trust where millions gets distributed as they get older.

Our sources familiar with the financials tell TMZ ... if the estate were completely liquidated today, each kid would get around $100 million.  

Not a bad bounce back from the edge of bankruptcy. 

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Reba McEntire

More Than Doubles Her Pleasure

With DL Real Estate Deal

6/25/2015 5:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0625-IPAD-reba-mcentire-tm-01Reba McEntire's Bev Hills mansion is so sweet the thing sold itself -- 'cause she just got 8-figures for it without even putting one of those ugly "For Sale" signs out front. 

According to our sources, McEntire pocket listed the 13,000 sq. foot home because she was in no rush to move, but was open to sell now if the right buyer came along. Y'know someone with say, umm ... $22.5 MILLION! That's how much Reba got for the place she bought for just $9 mil in 2003.

Fancy!

The swanky crib -- sold by "Million Dollar Listing" real estate guru Josh Altman -- has sweet amenities like a tennis court, pool, spa, and awesome city views. More importantly, it comes with famous neighbors like Mark WahlbergSylvester Stallone, and Samuel L. Jackson.

However, we're told the new owner is NOT a celeb ... but he/she is clearly mega-rich.

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Miss USA Host Cristian de la Fuente

Mr. Trump, 'You are a Clown'

6/25/2015 10:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Chilean actor who was slated to host the Miss USA pageant pulled out even before Univision pulled the plug, saying Donald Trump was "ignorant" and a "clown."

Cristian de la Fuente, who stars in "Devious Maids," went nuts on Trump for calling Mexicans drug dealers and rapists.

Cristian is not alone in his disdain. Roselyn Sanchez, his "Devious Maids" co-star, also pulled out and Univision officially pulled the plug Thursday morning.

For his part, Trump is sticking to his guns, saying "I love Mexico but not the unfair trade deals that the US so stupidly makes with them. Really bad for US jobs, only good for Mexico."

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Jarret Stoll

Dodges Bullet In Coke Case

... No Jail

6/25/2015 9:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0625-jarrod-stoll-getty-01L.A. Kings hockey star Jarret Stoll just cut a great deal in his Vegas cocaine case -- because the felony drug possession charge was dropped and he'll do NO jail time.  

As we previously reported, Stoll -- boyfriend of Erin Andrews -- was busted on April 17th for allegedly bringing cocaine and ecstasy to a Vegas pool party. 

Now, we've learned ... Stoll struck a deal with prosecutors in which he agreed to plead guilty to 2 misdemeanors -- breach of peace and trespass. 

Stoll was facing up to 4 years behind bars for the drug charge ... instead, he won't spend one minute in jail and will NOT be on probation.  

As part of the agreement, Stoll will launch a hockey program for at risk kids in Vegas and also work with the Salvation Army. 

In a statement issued through his lawyer, David Chesnoff, Stoll says ... "Now that the case has been resolved I am committed to meeting all of my obligations to the court am grateful for the chance to offer guidance and share positive life lessons to kids as part of the resolution of this matter."

"My focus remains on hockey and I am looking forward to getting back on the ice next season."

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Mariah Carey's New BF

You Motorboatin' Son of a Bitch

6/25/2015 8:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0625-mariah-carey-james-packer-gallery-launch-akm-gsi-01Mariah Carey's billionaire boyfriend went full throttle on his yacht -- getting a face full of her cleavage, and proving the old adage ... it's really good to own a yacht. 

James Packer was putting on a motorboating clinic while MC chilled on his vessel. As we've been reporting, they've been cruising around Italy all week, and there's already talk of marriage.

If this up close look at the family jewels doesn't close the deal ... nothing will.

Nice full court press, Mariah. 

Dustin Diamond

Screech Sentenced to Jail ...

For Bar Stabbing

6/25/2015 7:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Dustin Diamond did not get saved by a Wisconsin judge ... who sentenced the actor to 120 days in jail for a bar stabbing incident.  

During Thursday morning's hearing, Diamond also got 15 months probation, and cannot return to the scene of the crime or contact the victim. However, he was ordered to pay the victim $1,105 in restitution. 

The "Saved by the Bell" star will serve his 120 days in two 60 day stints.

Diamond was arrested in December 2014 for stabbing a man during an bar altercation on Christmas night. He was convicted of carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct ... both misdemeanors.

During sentencing, the judge admonished Dustin for even carrying a knife -- since Wisconsin's such a safe place.

They're gonna LOVE Screech in the yard.

Donald Trump

Burned by 'Mexicans' Rant

Univision Drops Miss USA

6/25/2015 8:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0625-donald-trump-uni-logos-tmz-01Donald Trump's smack in the middle of a full scale Mexican backlash -- his Miss Universe Organization just lost a major TV deal over his rant about Mexican immigrants being rapists and drug dealers.

Univision announced Thursday morning that it will not air the hugely popular Miss USA (owned by Miss Universe) competition ... which is coming up next month. Colombian singer J Balvin also pulled out in protest -- and as did co-hosts Roselyn Sanchez and Cristián de la Fuente.

Trump made the now infamous rant -- saying Mexico's not "sending their best" -- when he announced he was running for the Republican nomination for president.

Trump responded ... "Univision wants to back out of signed contract because I exposed the terrible trade deals that the U.S. makes with Mexico." He added that he loves Mexico, but not the bad deals.

Univision planned to air the first ever Spanish language simulcast of the pageant, but ... no dados.

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Bobbi Kristina

Prosecutors Gearing Up for Murder Case

6/25/2015 7:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0625-bobbi-kristina-nick-gordan-tmz-getty-01Prosecutors have amped up interest in the Bobbi Kristina case, because it appears she's about to die and it would turn the case into a full-blown murder investigation ... with her boyfriend, Nick Gordon, as a person of interest.

The family's decision to take Bobbi Kristina off life support signals that Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's daughter is about to pass, and the D.A. has already taken notice.

The Fulton County D.A. tells TMZ, " In view of the new circumstances regarding the health status of Bobbi Kristina Brown, we will be reviewing the case with greater interest."

TMZ broke the story ... police opened a criminal investigation shortly after Bobbi Kristina was found last January submerged in a bathtub. As we reported, bruises were found on her body and police suspected foul play, and began investigating her BF. 

  
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Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards

Brandi Glanville's Full of 'Poo'

6/25/2015 6:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lisa Vanderpump is scoffing at Brandi Glanville's claim she was not fired from "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," calling her explanation a "crock of poo."

Lisa and Kyle Richards were leaving Villa Blanca in Bev Hills Wednesday when our photog asked about Brandi's claim she left on her own terms. 

There are reports Brandi was 86'd because she didn't get along with all the girls, especially Lisa. But Vanderpump only wishes she had the juice to kick that kind of ass. 

Courtney Love

Attacked, Held Hostage

By French Mob

6/25/2015 6:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Courtney Love fled for her life Thursday after her Uber came under attack by an angry mob in Paris.

Love says the crowd held Uber drivers and passengers -- herself included -- hostage, and destroyed the vehicles with metal bats. The crowd also lit tires on fire and turned over some of the cars.

The protesters are largely taxi drivers who feel Uber drivers have an unfair advantage because they aren't paying steep licensing fees to become drivers. 

Love -- who had just arrived in Paris and was driving into the city -- was so scared she paid 2 guys on motorcycles to sneak her out.  She says when the mob spotted her fleeing on the motorcycle, they chased her ... throwing rocks at them. 

She went on Twitter to warn Kanye -- who had apparently also just landed in Paris -- not to leave the airport. 

In Courtney fashion, she said, "They've ambushed our car and are holding our driver hostage. they're beating the cars with metal bats. this is France?? I'm safer in Baghdad."

0625-sub-courtney-love-instagram-02Her second car was surrounded by several people and that's when Courtney decided to make a break for it. She wrote, "Paid some guys on motorcycles to sneak us out, got chased by a mob of taxi drivers who threw rocks, passed two police and they did nothing." 

According to reports, French police have donned riot gear and used tear gas to try and break up the protests. 

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Jennifer Lawrence

I'm Funny Again

6/25/2015 7:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0625-jennifer-lawrence-getty-02Free from that insanely hot bodyguard and Coldplay singer, Jennifer Lawrence let loose and flashed funny faces as she sauntered around Wednesday night in New York City.

We'll take fun J-Law over grumpy J-Law any day!

Scott Storch

Rick Ross Is Gonna Lift My Butt ...

Out of Bankruptcy

6/25/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0624_Scott-Storch_tmzHit maker Scott Storch won't be flat ass broke for long ... not if Rick Ross, Chris Brown, and Tyga have anything to say about it -- according to Scott, they're his meal ticket out of bankruptcy.

Storch tells TMZ ... he’s already recorded hot tracks that'll have him back in the black as soon as late summer when Brown's album comes out. Storch says it features a collab he produced for Chris and Tyga.

He's confident he can return to his heyday of the 2000s ... when he made smashes like "Cry Me a River" and "Fighter."

The new hits can't come soon enough -- TMZ broke story ... Storch blew $70 mil, and now says he's down to $100 in cash. As for the drug problems that cost him a huge chunk of money -- Scott claims he hasn’t done coke in 2 years.

He has a new record label too called CCS, and he's already signed R&B singer Mario.

Daddy needs a new pair o' shoes.

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Rose McGowan

I Got FIRED ...

For Bitching About Boobs

6/25/2015 6:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0625-rose-mcgowan-tmz-02Calling out Adam Sandler for demanding extreme cleavage, just bit Rose McGowan in the ass -- she got dropped by her agent. 

As Rose puts it ... "I just got fired by my wussy acting agent because I spoke up about the bulls**t in Hollywood."

If you missed it -- Rose went on a rant about the notes attached to a casting call for a Sandler flick. The notes called for women to wear something tight "that shows off cleavage (push-up bras encouraged)." She thought it was offensive to women, but a lot of people just saw it as part of the job for actors.

One day later, Rose's agents -- who most likely sent her on the casting call -- 86'd her.

Doesn't seem like she's too crushed. She tweeted, "#douchebags #awesome #BRINGIT."

Boobs. Getting people in trouble since ... well, forever.

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