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TMZ Live: Beyonce: Twins Have Medical Issue

6/19/2017 10:45 AM PDT

HERE'S THE RUNDOWN
  • Miles Teller's Drunken Arrest
  • Carrie Fisher: Toxicology Reveals Cocaine Use
  • Ashanti Goes Nuclear At Concert
  • Akon Face-Plants During Crowd Dive!

'Bachelorette' Rachel Lindsay Breaks Down in Tears ... America's Judging Me On Race!

6/19/2017 6:18 PM PDT

Rachel Lindsay was brought to tears on "The Bachelorette" ... and it was mostly about her inner struggle with being the first black woman calling the shots on the long-running series.

There's been A LOT of fighting and bickering among Rachel's guys this season, and that definitely was part of her breakdown -- but on Monday night's episode, she made it clear racial pressure is weighing heavy on her.

Rachel insinuates she's going to catch heat from the black community for some of her rose ceremony choices.

As she put it, with tears streaming down her face ... "You have no idea what it's like to be in this position."

'Dance Moms' Teen Sued We Had a Deal, You Broke It ... Now It's Gonna Cost Ya!

6/19/2017 5:51 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mackenzie's legal team says, "This is a frivolous lawsuit, which we intend to prove in a court of law. This is yet another example of a production company taking advantage of a young rising star.”Former "Dance Moms" star Mackenzie Ziegler is two-timing a music producer by bailing on performances and record sessions, and working with another producer on the side ... according to a lawsuit.

Kismet Music is going after 13-year-old Mackenzie and her mom, Melissa Gisoni ... saying they breached their 2014 deal.

In the docs, Kismet says when it signed Mackenzie -- who has more than a million YouTube followers -- she agreed to "deliver technically and commercially satisfactory records." In exchange, Kismet would try to secure a recording contract and distribution deal for her.

The producers say Mackenzie and her mom didn't seem to have any issues with the contract when they were cashing checks associated with music released under the deal -- but in 2016 something changed. According to the suit, Mackenzie started skipping recording sessions and meetings -- and when Kismet tried to contact her, at least 14 times ... radio silence.

Maddie Ziegler's kid sister is also working with another producer, a clear violation of her exclusivity deal with Kismet ... according to the suit.

Kismet is suing for 15% of Mackenzie's net profits under the deal.

Tiger Woods I'm Getting Professional Help ... for Rx Pill Issues

6/19/2017 4:40 PM PDT
Breaking News

Tiger Woods says he's getting "professional help" for his issues with prescription medication in the wake of his DUI arrest -- but he's not describing the situation as rehab. 

"I'm currently receiving professional help to manage my medications and the ways that I deal with back pain and a sleep disorder," Woods said in a statement. 

"I want to thank everyone for the amazing outpouring of support and understanding especially the fans and players on tour."

As we previously reported, Woods was arrested on May 29 in Jupiter, FL -- and was extremely out of it. He could barely stand up straight and couldn't tie his shoes. 

Woods blamed his state on a bad mixture of prescription medication. 

Woods going public about the professional help could well be a strategy in his pending DUI case. It's often used to show the judge that he's taking his problem seriously, which could affect sentencing. 

Woods was spotted out in Florida with his kids over the weekend -- so it doesn't appear he's in a live-in facility for his treatment. 

Cedric the Entertainer Natural Gas Leak Making My Family Sick

6/19/2017 4:36 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Cedric the Entertainer's family suffered nausea, nosebleeds, vomiting and vertigo because the Southern California Gas Company allowed an environmental catastrophe to unfold ... according to the lawsuit he just filed.

In the docs, Cedric says the Gas Co. is responsible for releasing massive amounts of natural gas, hazardous chemicals and toxic pollutants into the air, starting in October, 2015. In SoCal the disaster's known as the Porter Ranch gas leak.

According to the suit, obtained by TMZ, the leak went on without interruption for nearly 4 months ... releasing around 100,000 tons of natural gas. The suit says that's 220 times greater volume than the amount of oil released during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Cedric says the leak happened because the Gas Company failed to replace an emergency safety valve back in 1979.

Aside from their medical issues, Cedric says the leak also hit him in the wallet ... as his property value has plummeted. 

We've reached out to SoCal Gas, so far no word back. 

Miles Teller Busted for Public Drunkenness Uncooperative with Cops

6/19/2017 9:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

2:08 PM PT -- Miles just tweeted, "Went down to SD to see my buddy before he deployed. I wasn't arrested I was detained bc there was no evidence to charge me with a crime." 

For the record, the San Diego PD tells TMZ Miles was arrested and booked for misdemeanor public intoxication. They also took a mug shot. Miles Teller was arrested early Sunday morning after he was literally falling down drunk and refusing to cooperate with cops ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

Teller was partying with a group of guys in San Diego when an officer noticed the actor was having trouble standing on the sidewalk. We're told the cop walked up to Miles and started questioning him, but he quickly became uncooperative. 

Our sources say that's when Teller lost his balance and almost fell into a traffic lane. The cop cuffed him, and Miles had trouble standing in one spot.

Now the turning point. San Diego offers a detox program where cops will take someone who is drunk to a center run by volunteers. The center has cots where someone can stay for 4 hours and sleep it off. The cop offered to take Miles there but we're told he refused.

At that point Miles could have been arrested, but cops still took him to the detox center ... hoping he'd cooperate. That didn't happen. We're told he refused to follow directions so the staff rejected him.

At that point, Miles was arrested for being drunk in public ... a misdemeanor. He was in jail for around 4 hours and he was released without bail.

Miles' rep had no comment.

Kim Kardashian New Pups Look Like Micro Poms, BUT ...

6/19/2017 2:00 PM PDT

Kim Kardashian seemed to go all micro when she bought 2 Pomeranians for her daughter and niece, but turns out she took a much safer route.

Kim posted this pup pic, showing off the pooches she got North and Penelope. Micro Poms -- which are sometimes under 3 pounds -- carry with them serious health issues, including underdeveloped organs, diabetes, as well as thyroid and breathing problems.

We checked around and even though the Poms look super tiny, we're told they're not micro, based on facial features and their coats. The dogs are teacup Poms.

Life expectancy for teacup Poms are 7 to 14 years, so North and Penelope could enjoy their pups well into their teens.

Jay-Z First Time Out in L.A. Since Twins' Birth ... Good Sign for Recovery?

6/19/2017 1:35 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jay-Z is out and about in L.A. and smiling like the proud new dad he is ... which could mean there's good news where Beyonce and the twins are concerned.

Jay was in West Hollywood Monday morning -- the first time he's been spotted away from the hospital since Bey gave birth a week ago. TMZ broke the story ... the newborn boy and girl have remained in the hospital due to a "minor issue." 

Unclear what Jay-Z was doing, but he was leaving a complex that has a SoulCycle ... and we know he's been known to get his SC on from time to time.

We're told he's been at the hospital with Bey and the twins nearly round the clock, and was seen arriving there early Monday morning.

He didn't have much to say to photogs outside SoulCycle, but we're hoping the smile said it all.


N. Korean Prisoner Otto Warmbier Dead at 22

6/19/2017 1:53 PM PDT
Breaking News

Otto Warmbier -- the U.S. citizen who was just released by North Korea -- died Monday in Cincinnati.

Otto was in a coma when N. Korea set him free last week. He'd been at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center since then. He was surrounded by family when he passed away ... according to a statement from the Warmbiers.

The family said, "Unfortunately, the awful torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today."

Otto, a University of Virginia student, had been sentenced to 15 years in prison last year after he allegedly tried to take down a political propaganda sign in Pyongyang. N. Korean officials claim he contracted botulism, and after they gave him a sleeping pill ... he never woke up.

Otto was 22.

President Trump said, "Melania and I offer our deepest condolences to the family of Otto Warmbier on his untimely passing. Otto’s fate deepens my Administration’s determination to prevent such tragedies from befalling innocent people at the hands of regimes that do not respect the rule of law or basic human decency."

'Duck Dynasty' Co-Creators Judge Says ... Let Them Back into the Empire, Or Else

6/19/2017 12:29 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The co-creators of "Duck Dynasty" are about to get back in business ... and if their business partners dare try to squeeze them out they will have hell to pay.

Scott and Deirdre Gurney, the co-creators of the once wildly popular show, were thrown out of the business by ITV, the British network that co-owned the show.

A judge ruled back in March that ITV had no right to 86 the Gurneys and ordered the network to let them back in. That apparently didn't happen.

Friday, a judge just laid down the law in terms that could not be more clear ... if ITV doesn't let the Gurneys back in, they will be socked with a $12k fine.

The order requires ITV to allow Scott and Deirdre access to company emails, the right to hire/fire staff and access to at least $500k to spend on development.

ITV and the Gurneys are in the midst of a feud stemming from the Gurneys suing ITV for $100 million claiming they were wrongfully terminated. ITV countered that the Gurneys were engaged in fraud.

The Gurneys deny any wrongdoing and claim they were intimidated and extorted.

DeMario Jackson I Didn't Know Corinne Had a BF

6/19/2017 12:01 PM PDT

DeMario Jackson says he wouldn't have hooked up with Corinne Olympios if he knew she had a BF ... this from the guy who got kicked off "The Bachelorette" for having a GF.

DeMario was out Sunday in L.A. when a pap asked if he would have done what he did in the pool with Corinne if he'd known? DeMario says absolutely not.

It's interesting though -- DeMario was booted from Rachel Lindsay's 'Bachelorette' season and got made into a villain after he was caught lying about his then-girlfriend ... who isn't a big fan of his to this day.

DeMario's aware of the irony here ... or at least he seems to be.

Michelle Obama Check Out My Guns!

6/19/2017 11:36 AM PDT

Michelle Obama is continuing to move her body even after leaving the White House, and it looks like these days she could take anyone down in arm wrestling.

The former First Lady posted a series of pics from a boot camp over the weekend in Washington D.C. where she and Barack have been living since leaving the White House.

Michelle says the intense workout session is a tradition she started while in the White House and looks like it's still going strong, especially when it comes to her upper body.

One thing's for sure, Michelle and Barack are looking better than ever since leaving the White House.

The Slants Supreme Court Victory! Offensive Name is Free Speech

6/19/2017 10:29 AM PDT

Asian-American rock group, The Slants, are free and clear to trademark their name after a Supreme Court ruling in their favor.

The Slants had attempted to trademark their controversial name back in 2011, but the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shot them down based on the name being disparaging.

Monday, the Supreme Court said that law violates free speech, and therefore the trademark should be granted. It's a victory for the band, and potentially for the Washington Redskins ... whose trademark request was denied on the same grounds.

The Court's decision opens the door to a slew of arguably offensive language being trademarked.

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