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Kim Porter Diddy's Ex Found Dead at 47

11/15/2018 5:06 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

5:02 PM PT -- The coroner's van just left Porter's home.

Kim Porter, the model and actress who dated Diddy for 13 years, was found dead Thursday at her L.A. area home ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us they got a call to Porter's Toluca Lake home around noon. Police are still on the scene right now.

According to emergency dispatch audio the call came in as a patient in cardiac arrest. 

A source connected to Kim tells us she'd been suffering flu-like symptoms, and possibly pneumonia, for several weeks, but it's still unclear what exactly caused her death. Another source says Kim had contacted her doctor just yesterday complaining she wasn't feeling any better.

Diddy and Kim's relationship spanned more than a decade with several breakups and makeups. They started dating in 1994 and broke up, for the last time, in 2007.


They have 3 children together -- twin girls Jessie James and D'Lila were born in 2006, and she had their son, Christian, in 1998. She also has a son, Quincy Brown, from her previous relationship with Al B. Sure!.

The whole family was last together, in public, supporting Quincy at last month's premiere for his movie, "The Holiday Calendar."

Kim worked as both a model and an actress, and she made appearances on Diddy's show, "I Want to Work for Diddy."

Diddy's rep Cindi Berger tells us, "Sadly, I can confirm the passing of Kim Porter. I ask that you give the families privacy at this time." 

Kim was 47.

RIP

Originally Published -- 1:11 PM PST

Verne Troyer About That Unpaid $364k ... Hospital Bills His Estate

11/15/2018 4:45 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Verne Troyer's estate is getting a harsh reminder about the high cost of medical care, because it just got a hefty bill for his final days in an L.A. hospital. 

According to legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Valley Presbyterian Hospital slapped Verne's estate with a $364,797.05 invoice for his nearly three week hospitalization. Verne eventually died there from alcohol abuse

It might sound like a move straight outta Dr. Evil's playbook ... the fact is, creditors have a limited amount of time to file claims after someone dies. We've seen this happen with Michael Jackson and several other celebs.

We broke the story ... the 'Austin Powers' star was rushed to a hospital after cops got a call Verne was extremely upset, drunk and suicidal. He was placed on life support, and remained in the hospital until he died.

As we told you, Verne's estate recently got hit with an invoice from his final ambulance ride.

J Lo Stringing Along DJ Khaled ... Thongs for Memories!!!

11/15/2018 4:33 PM PST

DJ Khaled -- and lots of other people on a music video set -- could probably need a neck brace after eyeing Jennifer Lopez's wardrobe.

Khaled and J Lo were shooting Thursday in Miami, where she was rocking a highly visible thong. Her pants for the video were hanging just low enough to put a virtual spotlight on her underwear.

We can guarantee this is no wardrobe malfunction. Everything is functioning just as planned. And damn well, too.

Yes, even in baggy pants ... Jenny's still got back and Khaled seemed to be getting one last look as they both left the set. Ya can't blame him. Stopping men in their tracks is kinda what J Lo does.

No word yet if Khaled's cooking up a remix with Sisqo.

LeBron James Reflects on Trayvon Martin 'I Thought About My Sons'

11/15/2018 3:07 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

LeBron James couldn't help but think about his own boys after Trayvon Martin's death ... saying he realized that could've been one of his kids who was killed.

TMZ Sports has a first look of the final episode (airs Saturday at 9 PM) of his 3-part docu-series, "Shut Up and Dribble" ... which focuses on the impact NBA players have when it comes to social activism.

"I'm sitting there and I'm reading all these different articles," James says, "I'm seeing all these different play-by-play. I'm seeing all these different stuff of what happened, what didn't happen, what could have happened to prevent this ... and I just started to think about my boys, my sons."

LBJ has two sons -- Bronny (14) and Bryce (11) -- and one daughter, Zhuri (4) -- and has talked about the impact Martin's death has had on raising his kids.

The clip is pretty powerful ... with soundbites from President Barack Obama, Chris Bosh and Etan Thomas speaking about the tragedy.

Nelly Sued for Sexual Assault After U.K. Show ... He Vows 'I'll Be Vindicated'

11/15/2018 1:31 PM PST
Breaking News

1:30 PM PT -- Nelly tells us, "The truth will come out, and I will be vindicated. These types of false allegations undermine real claims of sexual abuse/harassment by real victims."

He's also defending his GF, Shantel, saying she's been through enough. "I am a father to a beautiful strong woman. I was raised by a strong single woman. I love them all very much. I own my actions and take responsibility for my conduct with Monique Greene. We had CONSENSUAL sex after meeting in a club. Period. And for that I had to deal with the repercussions of my poor choice. I am repairing the trust that I broke with Shantel, I have apologized to my family and friends for the embarrassment I have caused them. And, I am committed to be a better man."

Nelly adds, "I do NOT plan on walking away quietly. I have to speak up for my family and for the real victims strong enough to come forward and face people that have actually assaulted them."

Nelly's facing new legal trouble -- a woman is suing him for an alleged sexual assault after one of his shows in England.

The woman, who's filed as a Jane Doe -- claims Nelly masturbated in front of her multiple times after the December 2017 Essex concert. We broke the story ... Nelly was under criminal investigation back in February after the woman came forward with the allegations.

In docs, obtained by TMZ, she says they met during a meet-and-greet and he whispered in her ear to stay behind. She did, but that's when she claims he dropped his pants and started masturbating while saying, "You want this d**k don't you."

Doe claims she rebuffed him several times but Nelly would not back off, and told her he wanted to ejaculate on her. She says she told him something to effect of ... "You may have more quid in your bank than I do. But this doesn't make you any more special. Pull your trousers back up and f*** off."

The woman claims Nelly got aggressive and clenched his fist -- and when she asked if he was going to hit her, he allegedly said ... "No I'm just frustrated. I'm not used to not getting my way, just do it." She claims he forced his penis into her mouth, and that's when she jumped back and was able to flee the room.

She's also suing Nelly's GF, Shantel Jackson, for calling her a liar on Twitter.

As we first reported ... Nelly and another woman, Monique Greene, reached a mutual settlement after he was accused of raping her on his tour bus in October 2017.

Originally Published at 8:02 AM PT

Tekashi69 Cleans House & Cancels U.S. Tour

11/15/2018 1:37 PM PST
Breaking News

Tekashi69 just sent his entire crew to the unemployment line ... they've all been fired and he's also canceled his entire U.S. tour.

The rapper took to Instagram on Thursday and said he no longer has a manager, booking agent or publicist. He's crystal clear about this ... "I fired everybody." What's more ... Tekashi says his American tour is also done. He had shows lined up in Texas, New York and Florida, but that's now over.

6ix9ine also fired off a warning to venues ... beware of any agents booking him unless he says so himself. In true Hollywood fashion ... Tekashi ends the video by pimping his album, which drops next week.

It's been quite a year for Tekashi. As we first reported ... Tekashi was at a Beverly Hills mansion with Kanye West to shoot a music video when gunfire erupted. He's also been clearing the decks on several of his legal issues ... including this one and this one.

Not all's been bad news ... federal agents nabbed a suspect they believe pistol-whipped and kidnapped Tekashi earlier this summer. 

Lil Xan I'm Off to Rehab ... Need Help Kicking Opioids

11/15/2018 12:50 PM PST
Exclusive Details

12:50 PM PT -- Before he left for rehab Thursday, Xan came on "TMZ Live" to explain exactly why he's going, and it's interesting ... he says he's nowhere near "rock bottom." 

He told us he's been far more strung out on opioids in the past, but feels he needs treatment now to get him "over that last hump." Perhaps not coincidentally, he's entering rehab on the 1-year anniversary of Lil Peep's fatal overdose.

Xan also broke big news about his plans when he completes his treatment. He's making at least one huge change. Lil Xan is dead serious about kicking his drug addiction because he's headed to rehab ... something he hinted at when he spoke to us earlier this month.

The rapper announced Thursday he'll be checking himself into a facility by next week, and said he's looking forward to being clean so he can finish his Mac Miller tribute album.

As we reported ... Xan reached out to us when we broke the story about Mac's cause of death -- cocaine and fentanyl -- and he opened up about his current struggles with addiction.

Xan said the death of his hero, Mac Miller, coupled with the death of Lil Peep almost a year ago, really opened his eyes. He said he'd curbed his drug use, but still wasn't clean.

Xan recently canceled a slew of tour dates ... saying the work he's doing on Mac's tribute album has really taken its toll on him. He told us his fight to kick drugs also played a role.

Amy Schumer Hospitalized for Pregnancy Issues ... Comedy Show Canceled

11/15/2018 11:06 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Amy Schumer has been hospitalized with some pregnancy complications ... and, as a result, has had to cancel an upcoming comedy gig.

Sources close to the comedian tell us she was taken to a Texas hospital Thursday for nausea ... a common issue during the second trimester of a pregnancy. We are told both Amy and baby are okay and healthy, but just wanted to check with a doctor.

Schumer was scheduled to perform Thursday at Winspear Opera House, but that show has been canceled.

Amy was hospitalized back in April for a severe kidney infection and spent 5 days under doctor's care for the issue. 

It was in late October she announced she and husband Chris Fischer were expecting their first child together. 

Kris Jenner Buy My Son's Socks ... He Needs The Ca$h

11/15/2018 11:43 AM PST

Kris Jenner is swooping in to help Rob Kardashian make a quick buck off the holiday shopping season, plugging her son's sock line after he filed docs to have his child support payments to Blac Chyna lessened. 

Kris and Rob unleashed a social media ad blitz Thursday, promoting a line of Christmas-themed socks that were just released by Arthur George, the clothing company Kris just bought a stake in. 

It's funny ... the socks read, "Let's Get Baked," and Kris is calling them the perfect holiday gift. We can think of a few meanings for the phrase, and at least one belongs on the naughty list. 

Rob followed Mom's lead and plugged the socks on his Twitter. 

Kris and Rob teaming up to sell socks comes days after Rob went to court seeking to get a reduction in child support payments to Chyna ... he said he was basically broke after previously agreeing to pay Chyna $20,000 a month to support 2-year-old Dream.

We're told a judge is evaluating Rob's and Chyna's resources and has suspended Rob's entire obligation to pay any child support ... so this new deal with Kris could eventually play a role in the couple's ongoing child support war. 

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Jacob Tremblay Nearly 1 Million Dollar Payday!!!

11/15/2018 11:29 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Forget a freakin' piggy bank ... Jacob Tremblay needs a team of accountants 'cause the little kid is making SERIOUS CHEDDAR with his next movie.

The 12-year-old scored a whopping $900k to star in "Good Boys" ... this according to his minors contract obtained by TMZ. The flick's an R-rated comedy produced by Seth Rogen about four boys who skip school and embark on a crazy adventure. Think "Superbad" meets "Sausage Factory."

The kid's been on a real tear ever since he entered Hollywood just a few years ago. As we first reported ... Jacob scored a $100k deal to play a part in the sequel to "The Shining." That movie's tentatively titled "Doctor Sleep" and its star-studded cast includes Ewan McGregor.

Jacob wowed audiences worldwide in "Room" and really showed his strengths in "Wonder." "Good Boys" is slated for an August 2019 release. Get it, Jacob!!!

Missy Elliott, Timbaland Sued I Wrote Aaliyah's Song ... 'Heartbroken' About Royalties!!!

11/15/2018 11:02 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Missy Elliott and Timbaland cranked out a big hit for Aaliyah without ever paying the guy who actually co-wrote and produced it ... at least that's what the songwriter claims in his new lawsuit. 

According to legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Terry Williams helped Missy write and produce a song called, "Heartbroken" around 1994 or '95. The track was eventually released by Aaliyah in 1996, but Terry says she only got it because Missy sold the song without his permission.

Timbaland produced the Aaliyah track -- and in the lawsuit, Terry says neither he nor Missy ever compensated him. 

Terry claims he had an agreement with Missy to share profits from the song. According to the suit, the version Timbaland and Aaliyah released was almost identical to his ... same sound and same lyrics.

Terry claims Missy kept his contribution hidden ... presumably from Timbaland and Aaliyah.

Aaliyah's version came out on her "One In A Million" album, which sold 8 million copies worldwide. 

Terry's lawsuit asserts he has ownership in Aaliyah's song and is entitled to a share of the profits. He's suing Missy, Timbaland and Aaliyah's estate.

Country Music Legend Roy Clark Dead at 85

11/15/2018 9:37 AM PST
Breaking News

Roy Clark -- the legendary country singer and host of "Hee Haw" -- has died.

A rep for the Grammy, CMA and ACM Award winner tells us Clark died Thursday morning at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Clark had recently gotten pneumonia and ultimately passed because of complications from the illness.

Clark has been performing since the age of 14, and was one of the first artists to land singles on both the pop and country charts ... and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2009. Roy played the guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica and many other instruments. 

Clark's show "Hee Haw" -- a country music variety show -- ran for 24 years ... making it one of the longest syndicated television shows in history. He often had musical guests on the show including Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks and Loretta Lynn

Clark is survived by Barbara -- his wife of 61 years -- and his 5 children. 

There will be a memorial to honor the singer in Tulsa -- which Roy has called home since 1974 -- in the coming days. 

Roy was 85.

Conrad Hilton Ex-GF Gets Restraining Order After He Allegedly Shows Up Half Naked to Her Home

11/15/2018 3:21 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

3:21 PM PT -- According to the docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Conrad showed up at Hunter's house November 12 half naked and left a stuffed animal outside her gate. Her family hired security to protect the house because of the incident ... and according to Conrad's attorney, he was placed on a psychiatric hold. 

The restraining order was granted temporarily until a hearing next month.Conrad Hilton's ex-girlfriend, Hunter Salomon -- the daughter of poker player Rick Salomon and E.G. Daily -- has filed for a restraining order against the hotel heir.

Salomon filed docs in Los Angeles Thursday seeking protection from Paris' brother. It's not yet clear if the order has been granted by a judge.

TMZ broke the story ... in May 2017, Hilton was arrested for breaking into E.G. Daily's home and for violating a restraining order. We also got video of him outside Daily's house going on a homophobic and racist rant, shouting at cops. 

Hilton was arrested for that incident and later appeared in court, where a judge made the decision to release him under the condition he be admitted to a hospital

Hunter first filed for a restraining order against Hilton in 2015, but that recently expired. 

Originally Published -- 11:21 AM PST

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