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Lil Boosie

Hospitalized For Dehydration

2/28/2015 4:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0228-lil-boosie-tmz-01Lil Boosie was hospitalized Friday in North Carolina after falling victim to the same thing that continues to plague entertainers on the road ... dehydration. 

Boosie tells TMZ ... he started feeling frail and weak while on his way to a show in Charlotte -- and it got bad enough that he decided to go to a hospital to get checked out. He says doctors told him he was extremely dehydrated ... and hooked him up with intravenous fluids.

His Charlotte gig had to be canceled, but on Saturday morning docs released him and he's currently trying to rush to a concert he has scheduled for tonight in Georgia.

Boosie tells us he's feeling better and ready to continue touring ... with lots of water.

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Ray Rice

'I Understand Why People Commit Suicide'

2/28/2015 3:37 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Ray Rice says he felt so terrible after the public backlash following last year's elevator attack  ... that "I almost felt like at one point that it wasn't worth living."

Rice sat down with the Baltimore Sun ... and says he was emotionally devastated after the video went public.

"The big picture of it all, being the person that I am, I really felt horrible. You almost want to punish yourself. I know I'm never going to win the battle of public opinion. Honestly, I almost felt like at one point that it wasn't worth living. I see why people commit suicide."

Rice continued, "It hurt that bad. I was low, real low. It hurt that bad because you worked your whole life to do all the right things and then you're the world's most hated person. It was really tough. My daughter, oh Lord, I grew up without a father, there's no way I could check out on my own family."

"Time does heal everything, but I don't think people are going to forget this. I want people to not forget about the incident, but I want people to see there's a human being on the other side. This is not a monster, a guy who's a repeat offender. I'm not the guy they stereotype me to be. I'm not excusing what I did."

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Lil Wayne

Cops Search for Suspicious Lurker

2/28/2015 2:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0228-SUB-lil-wayne-twitter-01A fleet of cops cars raced to Lil Wayne's Miami Beach home early Saturday morning ... after police got a call reporting someone lurking in the neighborhood ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement officials tell us Miami Beach PD rushed to Weezy's after the call -- around 3 AM -- saying there was a suspicious looking man on the rapper's block.

We're told Weezy wasn't home at the time, but cops searched his yard for the suspect ... and came up with nothing. No one ticketed, no one arrested. The commotion did alarm a few neighbors though.

We've reached out to Wayne's camp, but no word back yet.

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William Shatner

I Can't Attend Spock's Funeral

2/28/2015 1:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0228-nimoy-shatner-getty-02Captain Kirk says he won't be there when Mr. Spock beams up for the last time ... despite their decades of friendship.

William Shatner says he's in Florida for a Red Cross Ball -- a commitment he had made prior to Leonard Nimoy's death on Friday morning -- and, regretfully ... will have to miss the funeral service on Sunday.

Shatner adds, "I feel really awful. Here I am doing charity work and one of my dearest friends is being buried." He says he will take time on Sunday to celebrate Nimoy's life ... and encouraged fans everywhere to do the same.

Michael Sam

TRAINING BEGINS

(No Cleats, Just Capezios)

2/28/2015 11:26 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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With just a couple of weeks until the NFL's veteran's combine, Michael Sam spent his Friday focusing on his footwork ... for "Dancing with the Stars!"

Sam left the DWTS rehearsal studios clutching a pair of ballroom dancing shoes ... and got into a waiting car with his boyfriend Vito.

"Dancing" premieres on March 16. The NFL veteran's combine is March 22.

Question is ... can Sam have his cake and eat it too?

We'll see ..

Calvin Klein

We Never Said Lupita's Oscar Dress was Real

2/28/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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It's turning into the greatest Oscar story in years. Lupita Nyong'o's stolen Oscar dress -- which was reportedly worth between $150,000 and $10 MILLION -- appears to be all smoke and mirrors.

TMZ broke the story ... the thief called us Friday afternoon and said he took 2 of the pearls down to the Garment District in L.A. and learned they were fake. That's when he returned the dress to the hotel.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... Calvin Klein's people never told them if the pearls were real or fake. We're told the only person who represented the pearls as real and valued the dress at $150K was Lupita's stylist.  

A source directly connected with the Women's Creative Director of Calvin Klein, Francisco Costa, put it this way to TMZ, "Did anyone ever say they were real from Calvin Klein? I always assumed everyone knew they were fake, but I guess not."

The source awesomely adds, "Do they really make dresses out of real jewels since Cleopatra died?"

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Paris Hilton

TMZ Photo CAPTION-O-RAMA!

2/28/2015 10:13 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0227-paris-hilton-huge-cigar-INSTAGRAM-01Here is a picture of Paris Hilton in Cuba ... with the kind of cigar that would make Monica Lewinsky blush! 

That's our best line ... think you can do better?! 

Great -- because this pic is the subject of our newest ... TMZ Photo CAPTION-O-RAMA!

Submit your funny captions for this pic in the comments section from now until 6:30 AM Monday morning. Funniest submission, as chosen by the TMZ editorial staff in our morning meeting, wins a TMZ t-shirt and a TMZ mug!

Good luck! 

update_graphic_red_barThe tribe has spoken -- and Kathleen Jean Scott's caption has won her the TMZ t-shirt and TMZ mug!

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Colin Quinn

Beware Drunk Comedians ...

Sleeping in Traffic [TMZ TV]

2/28/2015 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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022715_tv_tune_in_colin_quinn_launch_v2SNL alum Colin Quinn might take the prize for the most hardcore night of partying. Some of the details are kinda fuzzy ... which makes sense considering he woke up in the middle of a freakin' NYC highway!

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Stars and Scars

You Be the Judge

2/28/2015 3:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Lots of dresses in the news. Lupita's got stolen, but then recovered. And who can forget that really ugly dress -- whatever color it is. So we gotta ask ... 

In other news...

Kate Upton Puts Her Puppies To Good Use

Kate Upton isn't just a pretty face. She's out there doing the Lord's work.

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Bruce Jenner

Lesson Not Learned

Talking on Cell Phone While Driving

2/28/2015 3:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Bruce Jenner On Phone DrivingBruce Jenner isn't helping his cause any ... as authorities mull over whether to prosecute him for vehicular manslaughter, he was tooling around L.A. Friday driving around and talking on his phone. 

Bruce finished a round of golf, jumped in his Porsche and took off. The later model Porsche's all have built-in bluetooth capabilities, but Bruce had phone to ear ... which is illegal.

Law enforcement has been telling us it's unlikely Jenner will be charged with vehicular manslaughter in the fatal car crash that occurred 3 weeks ago. One of the reasons he might skate -- he wasn't texting when he plowed into the Lexus. 

Not the greatest move.

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Michelle Rodriguez

Note to Minorities ...

Stop Stealing White Superhero Roles!!

2/28/2015 8:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Michelle Rodriguez has a different take in the lack of diversity in Hollywood ... she thinks it's ridiculous to make things right by making superheros less white.

Rodriguez was cruising out of Katsuya Friday night when she shot down rumors she's in talks to play the Green Lantern ... while also throwing shade at minorities who play white superheroes.

Michelle has evidence it's happening.   Cases in point ... Michael B. Jordan as the Human Torch, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury ... and the online campaign for Idris Elba to become Bond.

Rodriguez' beef seems to revolve around the lack of creativity.  Check out the video.  It's interesting.

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2:16 PM PST -- Michelle just posted an apology video on Facebook directed towards anyone who took offense ... then offered up a more detailed explanation of what she was trying to say.

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In other news...

Watch Natalie Dormer Make Out With A Bunch Of Strangers

On the street, in the subway, in a club -- Natalie Dormer's mouth got some action!

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Awesome Armpit Hair

GUESS THE FUZZY FEMALES

2/28/2015 2:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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These famous females are taking a more Parisian approach to life -- Can you guess which stars skipped the shave and went a little more au naturel in the armpit department?!

'AHS' Star Ben Woolf

Ryan Murphy & Network

Cover Final Expenses

2/28/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0226-ben-woolf-woolf-family-01"American Horror Story: Freak Show" creator Ryan Murphy is stepping up to help Ben Woolf 's family after the actor's death.

Sources close to Ben tell TMZ both Murphy and FX have offered to cover portions of the final expenses. Ben's family will be holding a themed memorial in Santa Barbara on March 21st.

We're told the entire 'AHS' cast and crew have been invited -- and guests are being asked to wear red or blue ... Ben's favorite colors.

TMZ broke the story ... Ben died last week from head injuries he suffered when he was hit by a passing car. We're told he will be cremated. 

Ben's father Nick says fans can honor Ben by donating to The Ben Woolf Fund -- which will be used to purchase memorial park "BENches" ... or fund his favorite charities like ... Little People Of America and the Story Teller Children's Center.

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