'90 Day Fiance' Star Jorge Wants to Grow Weed Again ... On Heels of Prison Stint!!!


Jorge Nava wants to get back to what he knows best, cultivating marijuana ... even though he just did hard time for having nearly 300 pounds of green!!!

The "90 Day Fiance" star tells TMZ ... growing ganja has always been his passion, and he wants to return to his roots. Jorge admits it might be tougher to find work in the medicinal marijuana field being a convicted felon in Arizona.

Still, if opportunity knocks, he tells us he'll jump at the chance to make some money ... with the blessing of his parole officer, of course.

Jorge was busted for allegedly trying to sell 293 pounds of weed and served a 2 and a half year prison sentence.

Jorge did use some of his time behind bars for good ... telling us how he was able to shed a whopping 128 pounds, despite some terrible prison food.

He also fills us in on his first meal outta the joint. No word if it was munchies-inspired.

'Trading Spaces' Frank Bielec Dead at 72


Frank Bielec, one of the stars of "Trading Spaces" has died ... TMZ has learned.

Frank's wife, Judy, tells TMZ, Frank passed away Friday ... a day after suffering a heart attack. He was taken to a hospital in Katy, Texas, and then transferred to a Houston hospital for specialized treatment. Frank died Friday in the Houston hospital.

Judy says the surgical team dissolved into tears when they couldn't save Frank.

Frank was an accomplished designer and appeared on the TLC show every season until 2008 when the show wrapped. He also appeared on the 2018 reboot.

No funeral service. Frank will be cremated -- ashes put inside a round wooden box and placed on top of a fireplace in their home.

Frank was an elementary school teacher back in the day, teaching classes in art and social studies. He got a masters of fine arts but eventually became disenchanted with the educational system -- he felt it focused too much on tests and not enough on what he called experimental learning.

Frank's next adventure was not television ... it was strictly floral. Frank became a florist, creating spectacular arrangements. It wasn't a passing thing ... Frank did it for 20 years.

He was also an artist ... accomplished enough to have his work displayed in galleries. Then, in 1989, he created a business called "Mosey 'n Me" with Judy, specializing in cross-stitches.

Frank had a soft spot for animals ... he rescued a dozen sugar gliders and any wildlife that happened to mosey onto his property ... well, they had a home.

He applied all that he learned over the years to his designs on "Trading Spaces," peppering every room with artistic touches ... stenciling, cross-stitching, drawing -- things like that.

Frank was 72.


'90 Day Fiance' Corey Rathgeber Selling Lap Dances ... At Bargain Price!!!


"90 Day Fiance" stud Corey Rathgeber is selling himself on the Internet, offering a virtual striptease for the low, low price of only $39 ... because, apparently, a man's gotta eat.

Turns out Corey recently signed up for an account on Fanbound, a website very similar to Cameo and he's selling skin for cheap.

Corey's offering lots of options, but the striptease really stands out ... and it's oddly less than the price of a magic trick ($45) for a phone call ($50) from him. Guess he feels his voice and magic skills are more impressive than his bod.

Corey's marketing the $39 striptease to fans, telling customers it's great for personal use, or for a friend or loved one, and says it's great for birthdays and special occasions. It is Mother's Day weekend!

If possible, keep your mind outta the gutter ... Corey says the striptease is NOT X-rated, and it's only for fun.

If the striptease doesn't tickle your fancy, Corey's also selling a personalized video message for $29.99 and relationship advice for $34.99.

Corey's also throwing up a Hail Mary ... he says he'll promote products for $399.99, no questions asked.

No word if his virtual striptease is cutting into Chippendales' biz.

'My 600-lb Life' James King Dead at 49

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James King, a fan favorite from "My 600-lb Life," died in a Nashville hospital ... according to his family.

James passed away on Friday after several different past battles with his health, including sepsis and cirrhosis of the liver. He last appeared on the popular TLC series back in the summer of 2018.

The news wasn't good for James back then ... he'd actually gained weight from his initial appearance on the show. He was 791 pounds when he made his debut, but by 2018, he was 840 pounds.

He lived in Paducah, Kentucky ... and it's unclear right now why he'd been admitted to the hospital in Nashville.

James had recently kept a relatively low profile on social media. Most of his posts were gushing over his 2 most recently born grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa Raisor King, 4 daughters, 2 sons and 19 grandchildren.

James was 49.


'Seeking Sister Wife' Stars Bernie McGee Dies at 41 ... Paige Blames Her Brother

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Bernie McGee -- one of the stars of "Seeking Sister Wife" -- has died from a heart attack according to his wife Paige, who's blaming her brother for causing the stress she believes killed Bernie.

Paige confirmed to TMZ ... Bernie was riding his bicycle Saturday when he overheated and felt ill, and he called her to come pick him up. She says by the time she arrived, EMTs were already working on him ... and she knew it was very bad.

Paige says the coroner told her Bernie died from heat stroke and a heart attack ... but she believes her brother, Patrick Marble, was the biggest factor in his death.

We broke the story ... Paige's bro accused the reality TV couple of harassing him, and they were arrested in March on stalking charges. Paige says the arrest greatly upset Bernie because it happened in front of their sons, and he never got over it.

Their court date for the case was approaching, and Paige says it had a terrible effect on Bernie, saying ... "the stress of going to court this coming Wednesday with fear of 1 year in jail wore on Bernie."

Paige claims, ultimately, her brother's actions led to her husband suffering a heart attack, saying ... "Patrick's constant lies and attacks against us caused this!"


Patrick tells TMZ, due to Bernie's passing, he is dropping the stalking charges against Paige pronto. He says he last spoke to her a few weeks ago to try to resolve things. Paige says she doesn't have a relationship with her brother and never has.

Bernie was 41.

Mama Medium Kim K Loves My Show ... I'll Give Her A Free Psychic Reading!!!

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Kim Kardashian is a huge fan of "Mama Medium" ... and the famous psychic wants to come all the way to Hollywood to read her fortune!!!

Mama Medium tells TMZ ... she's thrilled Kim felt the urge to show her new TLC show some love over the weekend on social media, and she's ready to return the favor by traveling to Cali to meet Kim, and put her psychic powers to the test!!!

As you know, Kim has always been super interested in the paranormal ... hanging out with "Long Island Medium" Theresa Caputo and getting psychic readings from celeb seer Jayne Wallace.

Now, Kim's all about Mama Medium's new show on TLC ... and the feelings are mutual, because Mama's whole family says they're ready to venture West to meet up with Mrs. West for a glimpse into her future.

Mama -- government name Jennie Marie -- claims she can communicate with the dead as a medium, psychic and clairvoyant. She tells us she's been looking at pictures of Kim and her late father, Robert Kardashian, and feeling the presence of another spirit -- possibly Kim's grandmother.

We're told TLC producers are reaching out to Kim to coordinate a meeting with Mama Medium.

Kim K getting her fortune told on TV?!? Sounds like ratings gold!!!

'90 Day Fiance' Star Ashley Martson Hospitalized ... For Kidney Failure

Ashley Martson of "90 Day Fiance" says she was taken to the hospital for kidney failure ... due to complications stemming from lupus.

The reality TV star posted a shocking photo of herself Sunday which shows her passed out in a hospital bed with IVs running through her arms. She says she was found unresponsive in the morning and was rushed to the hospital ... where doctors said she was suffering from acute kidney failure due to lupus.

Ashley says she will begin dialysis shortly and adds that she shared this info to help anyone who might also be dealing with the disease. She captioned her photo with an encouraging message ... "I will not let this beat me. I know I’m strong enough to battle through this,not just for myself but for my kids."

Selena Gomez also suffers from lupus, and even required a kidney transplant in 2017. She's been looking quite healthy and well since then.

Martson starred in the most recent season of '90DF,' which wrapped up last year.

A GoFundMe campaign was started shortly after in order to help pay her bills.

'My 600-lb life' star Lisa Fleming Dead at 50

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Lisa Fleming, the woman who weighed more than 700 pounds and was featured on "My 600-lb Life," has died, and she's the second person from the show who has died this month.

Fleming's daughter, Danielle, says her mom passed Thursday. Danielle tells TMZ her mom's death had nothing to do with her weight. In fact, she says Lisa had lost 200 pounds after she appeared on the show and was actually able to stand on her own.

Danielle says her mom was sick before she came on the show and the various illnesses took their toll over time. She says, "At the end she was sick and her body was tired and her body just gave out."

Danielle says she held her mom's hand for 4 hours after she passed.

Lisa was featured on Season 6 back in February. She revealed her struggle with weight began as a child and it got significantly worse after she witnessed her brother's murder.

Lisa's episode was heart-wrenching ... her situation was so desperate she found maggots in the folds of her skin.

When Lisa was on the show she was bedridden and unable to care for herself. Life was so cumbersome, 7 paramedics were required to remove her from her bed.

Lisa is the second person on the show who recently died. L.B. Bonner, who once weighed over 600 pounds, committed suicide earlier this month after shooting himself in the head.

'Long Island Medium' Couple Theresa & Larry Caputo Split After 28 Years ... But Could Work It Out

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The star of TLC's reality hit "Long Island Medium," Theresa Caputo, and her husband of 28 years, Larry Caputo, have split ... but there might be hope for them yet.

The couple released a statement Sunday saying ... "After 28 years of marriage, we have decided to legally separate. We will always love each other and our two wonderful children."

They go on to say ... "We are united in supporting each other and our family. Please respect our privacy during this time."

However, sources directly tied to the couple tell TMZ that while there are no regrets about their long relationship, there may be room for a reconciliation in the future. We're told they're taking some time apart, but might not be fully done -- as they still love each other.

Theresa and Larry have been featured on the TLC show since 2011 -- with Theresa meeting with people to predict their futures and provide psychic insights. She claims she can communicate with the dead ... and recently indicated on the show her marriage was on the rocks.

Theresa and Larry have 2 adult children together. Here's hoping they can see this one through.

TLC's T-Boz My Fam's Suing the Cops Who Killed My Cousin


T-Boz says her family is taking legal action against the police department for the shooting death of her mentally ill cousin ... and she's behind them, 100%.

We got the TLC singer Wednesday night at Avalon Hollywood, and asked if she'd heard back from cops in Peoria, Illinois about her cousin Eddie Russell Jr.'s death last week. He was gunned down by officers in what they call a standoff that turned life-threatening.

T-Boz says she and her fam haven't heard a peep, but plan to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the cops. As we reported, officers fired 17-20 rounds at Eddie, who was on the run after allegedly attempting to rob a bank.

She explained where she believes cops bungled the case -- and strongly feels Eddie's punishment didn't fit his crime.

TLC Takes Dig at Duggars ... Defends Jazz Jennings


TLC is speaking out in support of transgender teen Jazz Jennings after she was verbally attacked by Duggar family member Derick Dillard.

Dillard unleashed a social media rant on the 16-year-old, saying ... "Transgender" is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it's ordained by God." He made the comments while her show, "I Am Jazz," was airing Wednesday night on TLC ... where the Duggars used to be top dog.

A TLC rep tells TMZ ... Dillard's "personal statement" in no way reflects the network's views.

TLC pulled the plug on "19 Kids & Counting" after Josh Duggar's child molestation scandal broke in 2015 -- so Dillard's comments do smack a little of sour grapes.

Dillard still has TLC ties though -- his wife, Jill Duggar, is set to star on an upcoming show called "Counting On."

Josh Duggar Front and Center at Sister Jinger's Wedding

Josh Duggar made a rare appearance Saturday at his sister's wedding.

Jinger Duggar tied the knot with soccer player Jeremy Vuolo at John Brown University in Arkansas.

Josh was among the 1,000 guests and the wedding will be featured in a TLC wedding special. TLC has made it clear, it will not put a frame of Josh in any upcoming Duggar show.

As you know ... Josh was the subject of a police investigation for allegedly sexually molesting 5 girls, some of whom were his sisters. The case went nowhere because the statute of limitations had run. TLC cancelled "19 Kids and Counting" but is still doing specials focusing on the sisters.

Jessa Duggar 'Newlywed Game' Fail


Jessa Duggar and husband Ben Seewald tried their best to cover it up -- but ended up miles apart on at least one critical answer while playing a newlywed game.

The couple, married last November, did an appearance at the Southern Women's Show in Orlando Saturday, and agreed to play the game.

You gotta check out Ben and Jessa's tap dance after he revealed it took a while before he fell in love with her. Jessa thought it was much sooner.

If only they'd been asked about "making whoopee." Awesomeness ...

World's Tallest Actress Protect Me From 'Amazon' Shooter


Lindsay Kay Hayward says a guy with a gun has made her life miserable and she needs a judge to protect her from harassment and harm.

Lindsay -- the nearly 7 footer on TLC's "My Giant Life" -- claims her manager has guns, practices shooting them and has "joked that the only way to 'put an Amazon down' is to shoot them."

The former WWE professional wrestler says it's not just about her safety ... she says former manager Brad Konia is on a campaign to destroy her personally and professionally. She says Konia has contacted her employers and potential employers and slandered her. She says he's done the same on her website.

She humble brags a bit, telling the judge she's especially worried Konia will sully her upcoming guest spot on "Grey's Anatomy."

For his part ... Brad tells TMZ he's never threatened to harm Lindsay ... not even jokingly. He believes Lindsay's gripes stem from an ongoing lawsuit he filed against her over money.

The judge didn't buy the emergency and rejected Lindsay's petition for a temporary restraining order.

TLC's T-Boz I'm Adopting A Baby!!


T-Boz is about to be a mom two-times-over because she's adopting a kid.

According to legal docs obtained by TMZ, the TLC member spilled the beans while getting grilled by an attorney in a $40 million lawsuit over a TLC movie.

Boz was asked if she had any communication regarding the lawsuit with group-mate Chilli and she said their only contact was when they shared the baby news.

This will be T-Boz's second kid ... the 45-year-old has a 14-year-old daughter with rapper Mack 10.

T-Boz told Larry King in 2012 -- after the earthquake-- she was interested in adopting a child from Haiti.

Kate Gosselin's Ex-BF She Only Wanted Me For Ratings


Kate Gosselin's ex-bf Jeff Prescott says the mother of 8 only wants to date him to boost ratings for her show.

Sources close to the millionaire COO tell TMZ Jeff THOUGHT he was in a real relationship with Kate, but quickly learned she only wanted him to appear on "Kate Plus 8" this season as her love interest.

We're told Jeff agreed to do the show a few months back, but when he realized what was up, he bailed because he felt she was just using him. No shock ... they're not on speaking terms.

So much for a new babysitter ...

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