Nicholas Sparks is a homophobic, anti-Semitic racist ... according to the Jewish ex-headmaster of Sparks' Christian school.
Saul Hillel Benjamin claims in a new lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- he was hired to run the Epiphany School for Global Studies founded by Sparks in 2006.
Benjamin says he began complaining to Sparks and others ... the school had virtually no African Americans -- 2 out of 514 students. Benjamin claims Sparks responded, "Black students are too poor and can't do the academic work."
Benjamin also says Sparks got incensed when he [Benjamin] met with the NAACP North Carolina chapter, telling the headmaster to "engage only in private and less visible contact with African Americans."
The lawsuit goes on ... claiming Sparks ignored bullying claims by gay students and even lent support to a student group that wanted to enact a "homo-caust."
Benjamin also claims Sparks publicly humiliated him by forcing him to get up in front of the entire school and justify his Jewish heritage. He says the parents of the students hurled insults at him while the board applauded.
Benjamin says he was fired and Sparks -- who famously wrote "The Notebook" about a couple's love transcending Alzheimer's -- telling others in the school to ignore Benjamin's claims because he was suffering from Alzheimer's.
We reached out to Sparks' people ... so far no comment.
More Than a Handful
58 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Nick Jonas is promoting his new album by appearing shirtless in Flaunt magazine's new spread ... wearing only underwear ... and grabbing his crotch. Makes total sense, right?
This JoBro has a good grip on his career.
Knife, Drug Allegations are LIES
By Unethical Dental Tech
10/2/2014 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Charlie Sheen admits he went crazy in a dentist's chair last week ... but insists he was NOT on drugs -- he had a horrible reaction to nitrous oxide ... and the technician who is making the allegation is just bitter because she was fired for violating the law.
Charlie's rep, Jeff Ballard, tells TMZ ... Charlie was on meds for a shoulder injury and the combo of the Rx he was on along with the nitrous caused the reaction. We're told Charlie's arms did flail and he accidentally knocked over the dental instruments on the tray, but that was it.
Furthermore ... Charlie's lawyer, Marty Singer, tells TMZ, "The story is being made up by this woman [the dental technician] who was fired on Friday for violating HIPAA by telling her son Charlie was in the office. It got back to Charlie and the dentist fired her."
As we reported ... the technician told cops the dentist told her Charlie came at him with a knife and his bodyguard said he was on rock cocaine.
But law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the dentist was interviewed Thursday and was clear with cops ... the technician was LYING. There was no mention of drugs and NO KNIFE.
A law enforcement source familiar with the situation tells TMZ ... given that the dentist refutes the technician's story ... the case will almost certainly be rejected by prosecutors.
Takes Kris Jenner For a Ride!
10/2/2014 6:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Selena Gomez takes one trip to Paris and suddenly she's a changed woman ... who's apparently settled her blood feud with the Kardashians -- and proved it by giving Kris Jenner a ride home.
Selena was swarmed by photogs late Wednesday afternoon as she came home from Paris Fashion Week -- and just as her SUV was pulling away the big shocker happened ... Mama Kardashian jumped in the backseat with her.
As we told you ... Selena had a major falling out with the Ks after Coachella ... blaming them for her out-of-control partying.
Remember, while she was in Paris she also posed for pics with Miranda Kerr -- who allegedly hooked up with Justin a few years back.
French champagne does wonders.
Investigated for Pulling Knife on Dentist
10/2/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Charlie's lawyer Marty Singer calls the allegations "completely fabricated." He adds, "No bodyguard made the absurd statement to the dentist. Charlie had a bad reaction to the noxious gas put in his mouth and nose."
Charlie Sheen clearly doesn't like going to the dentist, because he's under investigation for assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly going nuts in a dental chair in a rock cocaine-fueled rage ... TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... Charlie was at an L.A. dental office last Thursday for an abscess. He sat in the chair as the dental technician placed a mask over his face to administer nitrous oxide, when she says Charlie went insane ... flailing his arms and striking her.
The technician told cops she walked out of the room as Charlie's security guard entered. Charlie's personal dentist was there along with the oral surgeon. There was a lot of commotion and the technician says when Charlie's dentist finally came out he told her Charlie pulled a knife and went after him. The dentist wasn't hurt.
The technician also told cops the bodyguard told the dentist Charlie was high on rock cocaine.
We're told there's an active LAPD investigation and cops are looking at a possible battery against the technician and felony assault with a deadly weapon for the alleged knife attack on the dentist.
We're told cops want to interview Charlie and the dentist before sending the case over to the L.A. County D.A., who will decide whether to prosecute.
We reached out to Charlie ... so far, nothing back.
Female Hacked Celebs
Google is Evil
They Support Perverted Predators
10/2/2014 6:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Google is a hypocritical company that victimizes women and enables "habitual pervert predators"... so claim more than a dozen female celebrities who are now threatening to sue.
The women are outraged that Google refuses to remove the various hacked nude photos from their search engines and various sites.
In a scathing, threatening letter -- obtained by TMZ -- Marty Singer, the legal pitbull repping the women, lashes out at Google, claiming their motto, "Don't be evil" is a sham because that's exactly what they are by turning a blind eye to the hacking.
Singer -- who threatens Google with a $100 MILLION lawsuit if the pics aren't taken down stat -- says Google has distinguished itself from Twitter and other companies by "perpetuating the despicable conduct of these habitual pervert predators."
He even compares Google to the NFL scandal, saying, "Like the NFL, which turned a blind eye while its players assaulted and victimized women and children, Google has turned a blind eye while its sites repeatedly exploit and victimize these women."
Google ... you've been warned.
Tells Judge, I'm Not the Bitch from Bravo
10/2/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Teresa Giudice will be sentenced Thursday morning ... and TMZ has learned she'll throw herself at the mercy of the court, telling the judge "Real Housewives of New Jersey" is phony and she's actually real nice.
Teresa has filed legal docs in which she argues for NO jail time. She says the judge should not be influenced by her role in "RHONJ" because "The image is little more than a carefully crafted fiction, engineered by Bravo TV through scripted lines and clever editing."
She also says she and Joe have 4 young daughters. Joe -- who will almost certainly be sentenced Thursday to prison -- is now also subject to deportation. Teresa says if she goes to prison, the girls will likely have to be split up because no one relative can take all 4.
And Teresa says ... she's more than happy to forfeit any ill-gotten money from the wire fraud if she gets to skate. She says she's willing to do community service and accept home detention.
And finally Teresa says she does a lot of charity work with sick kids and others, and she can be more useful in the community than behind bars.
Here's the problem. The sentencing guidelines provide for a prison sentence of somewhere between 21 and 27 months. She's gunning for mercy.
Back in the Hot Zone ...
I Can't Stop Ebola This Time
10/2/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The little girl who stopped an Ebola outbreak 20 years ago -- in the movies, anyway -- is right in the middle of the real life outbreak in Dallas ... and she's terrified it can't be blocked this time.
Kara Bosworth played the hero kid in "Outbreak" back in '95. She's the one who captured patient zero -- the African monkey that brought Ebola to the U.S. -- and as bad luck would have it ... she now lives in Dallas.
Kara tells us she's keeping a close eye on the case everyone's talking about, but doesn't plan on fleeing Big D ... yet. Kara, now 25, learned a few things from the movie ... telling us she won't run for the hills unless the virus mutates and becomes airborne.
Kara's biggest fear is the CDC won't be able to squash this, and all of Dallas could be quarantined -- a la "Outbreak." She adds, "A plate of apples [to lure a monkey] probably won't work this time."
Edward Stratton III in
10/2/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Joel Riggins is best known for playing the playful patriarch Edward Stratton III -- opposite Erin Gray and Ricky Schroder -- in the hit '80s television show "Silver Spoons." Guess what he looks like now!
Jason's Break-Up Excuse is BS!
10/2/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jordin Sparks is throwing shade on Jason Derulo for saying he ended their 3-year relationship because she was pressuring him to marry her.
Jordan made it clear to our photog Wednesday ... words come cheap.
She then turned all gracious on us ... telling us she wants nothing but the best for her ex ... despite the fact he trashed her on Ryan Seacrest's radio show.
She talks about break-up comfort food, and of course ... our camera guy wanted to know if she's up for Tinder.
And Loving It!
10/2/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher
Dude, Here's Our Baby!
10/1/2014 3:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher just wrapped up their newest production -- in diapers -- Mila has given birth to a baby girl ... TMZ has learned.
Sources close to Mila's womb tell us ... Mila delivered Tuesday night at Cedars-Sinai -- the hospital of choice for many celebrities.
We're told they arrived at the hospital Tuesday around 6 A.M. ... and were taken right to a delivery room.
They came by themselves -- no entourage, no family.
Sources tell us Mila delivered right on schedule ... and delivered right around the Jewish New Year.
Bounces Out Of Court ...
Like A Bad Check
10/1/2014 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino scored a victory in court -- for a change -- getting his bouncy paycheck case dropped.
We broke the story ... workers at his NJ tanning salon went to cops in June claiming their paychecks bounced. Sitch blamed it on a clerical error, but one woman pressed charges anyway.
Situation's lawyer tells us ... as soon as Mike found out he made good on the woman's check -- which was less than $250 -- and she went on her way.
As a formality, he had to show up in court on Monday ... and the judge officially dropped the charge and dismissed the case.
If only federal tax fraud indictments went away that easily.