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James Franco No Oscar Nom, No Prob!!!

1/23/2018 5:08 PM PST

James Franco's still getting by with a little help from his friends after Hollywood snubbed him for an Oscar nomination.

Franco did lunch with Jeff Garlin Tuesday at Joan's on Third. Based on their bro hug as they left, we'd say the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and 'Goldbergs' star was supporting James ... hours after he, shockingly, did NOT get an Oscar nomination.

We're guessing the sexual assault allegations against Franco also came up over the meal, since it's pretty clear that's what swayed Motion Picture Academy voters.

A friend in need ... 

Kim & Kanye Home Buyer Drops $2 Mil On Historic Beatles Recording Console

1/24/2018 12:20 AM PST

The woman who plunked down $17.8 million on Kim and Kanye's Bel-Air mansion just shelled out another $2 million for some Beatles music history.

Sources tell us Marina Acton -- a Ukrainian billionaire -- just bought the Abbey Road REDD .37 recording console. If the Abbey Road part of that stands out to you, it should -- the recording console is the same one used by The Beatles and Oasis, and was most recently owned by Lenny Kravitz.

The device didn't come cheap ... Acton paid $1.9 million for it. As for why, sources tell us Acton -- an aspiring singer -- plans to launch a single in March ... and the console will be used to record future songs. 

Talk about some creative inspiration.

'Little Women' Atlanta vs. Dallas Wet 'N' Wild Fight

1/24/2018 12:10 AM PST

A clash has been a brewin' between the casts of "Little Women: Atlanta" and its Dallas sister show thanks to a bunch of online trash talking, and -- no surprise -- things got real physical.

The fight broke out between Atlanta's Sam Ortiz and Dallas' Caylea Woodbury during a talent showcase being thrown by Ms. Juicy for the new season of 'LW:ATL.'

Caylea, who raps under the alias Lil Twrk, came up from the Big D with her rapper BF D'Quan Cage to participate, but things got outta hand.

The casts from the 2 cities have been going at it for awhile, and while D'Quan gets points for chivalry, someone's not leaving with a dry eye ... or rather, just dry.

Guess Who This Puppy Lovin' Kid Turned Into!

1/24/2018 12:01 AM PST

Before this red-headed pup was getting snubbed at this year's Academy Awards, she was just another puppet-playing kid growing up in Sacramento, CA. Can you guess who she is?

Gloria Allred James Franco's Not Innocent 'Til Proven Guilty ... For Oscars

1/23/2018 4:29 PM PST

James Franco getting shut out at the Oscars may have a simple explanation -- Academy voters are buying his accuser's story that he's been a sexual predator ... this according to Gloria Allred.

Gloria -- who btw never mentions James by name -- tells TMZ ...this is not a criminal case where people get a presumption of innocence. She says Academy voters can conclude whatever they want based on whatever evidence they believe.

Does James have any recourse? Gloria almost gleefully says ...NOPE.

Elizabeth Warren Men Can't Work Without Women ... Relax, Soderbergh

1/23/2018 2:46 PM PST

Sen. Elizabeth Warren says director Steven Soderbergh's got nothing to worry about when it comes to a potential #MeToo backlash against women in the workplace.

We got Senator Warren Tuesday on Capitol Hill where she addressed Soderbergh's concern that men might just stop hiring women, instead of changing their own behavior.

She's super confident women will persist -- much like herself -- and lays out exactly what they have to offer. As the Senator put it to us ... "women been gettin' it done for a long time."

Joey Fatone No 'NSYNC Reunion at the Super Bowl And Don't Bank on Janet

1/23/2018 1:15 PM PST

Joey Fatone is tearin' up the hearts of 'NSYNC fans across the country -- officially shutting down all hope of a Super Bowl 52 reunion with Justin Timberlake.

"I'm here right now," Joey told TMZ Sports outside Delilah over the weekend. "If I was doing something, I'd be at rehearsals right now ... there's your proof."

Remember ... we spoke to Fatone before JT signed on for the Big Game -- and at the time, he said an 'NSYNC halftime show could happen if a few things fell into place.

Joey insists those plans never materialized -- and JT will be rollin' solo next Sunday in Minnesota.

Fatone also told us why he thinks Janet Jackson didn't get a Super Bowl call-back ... you're gonna wanna hear his explanation.

Chicago West Birth Certificate Out

1/23/2018 12:24 PM PST

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West already revealed the name of their third child -- Chicago West -- but now we've got her birth certificate.

According to the doc -- obtained by TMZ -- Chicago was indeed born at 12:47 AM on January 15 and weighed in at 7 lbs. 6 oz.

The delivery doctor is listed as Dr. Paul Crane ... who also delivered North and Saint -- as well as just about every other Kardashian.

As we first reported, the birth was via surrogate. 

Nelly Accuser Wants Judge to Order ... Don't Sexually Assault Women

1/23/2018 12:01 PM PST

The woman who accused Nelly of raping her has gone to court and asked a judge to order him not to do to other women what she says he did to her.

Monique Greene filed new legal docs in her lawsuit against the rapper, in which she is asking for an injunction against both Nelly and -- seriously -- his penis.  

Greene describes in detail Nelly's MO in what she says is a plot to sexually assault women. She says he seeks out "beautiful women of color" at his concerts, typically "with beautiful faces and curvy figures." She says a member of his entourage will invite the women and friends backstage. She says Nelly "is particularly attracted to women who were resistant."

She says at some point Nelly will begin masturbating in front of the women "with the expectation that presenting himself would entitle him to sexual gratification and that the women were drawn to and could not resist his penis." She says if a woman resists he "sexually accosts and/or assaults her" and this includes ejaculating on the woman's body.

Greene says she is aware of at least 2 other women who she says suffered the same fate as her with the rapper.  She describes in detail that Nelly allegedly put his hand up the dress of one of the women.  Greene says the other woman told her Nelly forced her to perform oral sex on him and called her a c*** when she broke free. 

We reached out to Nelly's rep ... so far no word back. 

Kim Kardashian Flashes Killer Bod!

1/23/2018 12:00 PM PST

Kim Kardashian's body always gets ya coming and going ... but this little see-through dress sure kicked things up a notch.

Kim was on the beach flashing her nearly flawless figure Monday in Malibu ... a week after she and Kanye West announced their surrogate gave birth to their third child, Chicago.

Kim was on the beach for a photo shoot ... all smiles and chatty with the crew. Sure didn't seem to mind being exposed, based on her huge grin. But then again ... Kim's been teasing us for a while now.

Enzo Amore Accuser Speaks Out 'I Said 'No' Countless Times'

1/23/2018 11:54 AM PST

The woman who claims she was raped by WWE superstar Enzo Amore tells TMZ Sports ... she repeatedly told the wrestler to back off and leave her alone -- but he refused to stop. 

We spoke with Philomena Sheahan -- who gave us permission to publish her name and her face -- and she laid out her allegations she made to police against Amore, real name Eric Arndt. 

Sheahan claims Amore was hitting on her hard in a Phoenix hotel room on Oct. 19 -- and tried to slow him down ... telling him, "I want to get to know you first."

But Amore allegedly blew right past consent and got very aggressive -- ripping off Sheahan's tights and raping her in various parts of the hotel room. 

"I said 'no' countless times," Sheahan said ... "I just kept saying 'No.'"

Sheahan said she was crying as she begged him to stop, but he threw her on a bed instead -- and she hit her head so hard, she passed out. 

Amore, according to Sheahan, continued to restrain her and pushed forward with the sexual assault. 

A few days later, Sheahan says she spoke with Phoenix PD and cops opened an investigation into Amore. 

The WWE has since released Amore from the organization. 

Multiple attempts to reach Amore for comment have been unsuccessful. 

Stormy Daniels Axed From Las Vegas Club

1/23/2018 11:54 AM PST

The U.S. government isn't the only thing getting shut down ... Stormy Daniels just got the plug pulled on one of her upcoming club gigs.

Stormy had an appearance lined up at Chateau Nightclub in Las Vegas this Friday, but the club canceled it Tuesday morning. 

The gig coincided with the AVN adult entertainment expo in town over the weekend, which would seem like clever marketing for both Stormy and the club, but sources close to Stormy tell us the club didn't want the same media attention as the South Carolina strip club Stormy performed in over the weekend.

As we previously reported, Stormy's got gigs lined up through June after her alleged fling with the Prez made her a hot commodity, but it appears most are still going on as planned. 

In other good news, Stormy's Instagram account is back up and running. 

50 Cent Rakes in Millions Thanks to Bitcoin!!

1/23/2018 11:41 AM PST

50 Cent took a chance on bitcoin years before anyone knew what cryptocurrency even was ... and it's paid off more than 7 million times over.

Rewind to 2014 and 50's album, "Animal Ambition," when the rapper became the first to accept bitcoin -- which was then valued at around $662/bitcoin -- as payment for his work. We're told customers could get a copy of the album for just a fraction of a whole bitcoin.

Our sources say "Animal Ambition" pulled in about 700 bitcoin in sales ... over $400k. We're told the cryptocurrency sat dormant in his account for years. 

Fast-forward to today -- when bitcoin's value has fluctuated between $10k and $12k per coin. Turns out 50 is a money genius ... sitting on anywhere between $7 million and $8.5 million.

The market has steadily declined over the last few weeks, so 50 might wanna think about unloading soon while the gettin's still good.

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