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Morgan Spurlock Admits Past Sexual Misconduct 'I am Part of the Problem'

12/13/2017 6:35 PM PST

Morgan Spurlock is coming clean about his history ... regarding sexual harassment, sexual abuse, and even an accusation of rape.

The famed documentary filmmaker posted a shocking list of confessions Wednesday, including a detailed description of a sexual encounter with a woman he had in college that led to him being accused of rape.

Spurlock also admits to paying off a former female assistant who he often called "hot pants" or "sex pants" about 8 years ago to settle a sexual harassment claim and keep it quiet.

The "Super Size Me" star says he's not been an innocent bystander amid the wave of sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood and beyond, and has wondered ... "When will they come for me?"

He adds ... "If I'm going to truly represent myself as someone who has built a career on finding the truth, then it's time for me to be truthful as well."

Spurlock drops another bombshell too -- he says he was sexually abused as a boy -- before vowing to be part of the solution from now on.

Check out his full statement above.

50 Cent Inks 8-Figure Deal with Starz

12/13/2017 4:58 PM PST
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50 Cent's got a lot more money -- 8 figures worth -- to bring a lot more than just "Power" to the screen with Starz ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the deal tell us ... it includes 3 projects the rapper-turned actor/producer already has in development -- "Black Family Mafia," "Tomorrow, Today" and a third to be announced soon.

As you may know ... Fiddy currently boasts the hugely successful show "Power" on Starz, the most-watched series on the network. He also produces "50 Central" on BET and releases exclusive new music through his shows.

Mr. Jackson's new deal with Starz extends their business relationship to September 2019.

Nelly Rape Case Closed

12/13/2017 4:31 PM PST
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Nelly's fully off the hook now in that alleged rape in Washington State -- prosecutors say they can't proceed ... TMZ has learned.

The King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office tells us the alleged victim's refusal to cooperate made it impossible for them to go forward with charging Nelly with any crime. 

As we reported ... the woman who originally claimed Nelly raped her on his tour bus told police she did not want to press charges. Her attorney said the pressure of accusing a huge star like Nelly was just too much for her client.  

Omarosa Secret Service Says We Gave Her the Electronic Boot

12/13/2017 4:21 PM PST
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Omarosa is officially persona non grata at 1600 Penn ... according to the Secret Service.

The agency confirms it deactivated Omarosa's pass which had granted her access to White House grounds. It's an odd announcement, considering President Trump and WH spokespeople have gone out of their way to say she wasn't fired.

Our sources tell us Omarosa's swift exit was prompted by a blow up during the White House holiday party Tuesday night. The Secret Service denies its agents physically removed her from the event. 

As we first reported he would, Trump tweeted a very brief -- 11 words strong -- but kind send-off Wednesday afternoon.

Like we said, it's just odd -- the Secret Service statement about her access definitely flies in the face of the White House saying Omarosa would stay on until Jan. 20.

Left hand, meet the right?

Mel B I'm Forking Out More Than $500k to Belafonte

12/13/2017 4:06 PM PST
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Stephen Belafonte will haul in six figures annually from Mel B in their divorce settlement.

According to new docs filed in the case, Mel B is paying her ex-husband $15,000 per month ... and that's over the next 3 years. That works out to $180k per year, and a total of $540k.

As we reported, they struck a settlement deal in November where they share joint legal custody of their daughter, Madison. What we didn't know was how much Mel would have to pay.

She's also paying an additional $200k for Stephen's attorneys' fees. That payment is due Dec. 20. Chances she sends the check in a Christmas card?

Zero point zero.

Tavis Smiley Suspended By PBS 'Troubling' Sexual Misconduct Allegations

12/13/2017 3:49 PM PST
Breaking News

Tavis Smiley is the next big star under fire for alleged sexual misconduct ... PBS has suspended the talk show host after an investigation uncovered "credible allegations."

Smiley is a veteran talk show host who focuses on politics and current events -- he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

Smiley was allegedly banging multiple lower-level staffers who believed their employment status was dependent on their sexual relationship with them, according to Variety

Now, PBS is taking action ... "Effective today, PBS has indefinitely suspended distribution of ‘Tavis Smiley," the network said in a statement.

"PBS engaged an outside law firm to conduct an investigation immediately after learning of troubling allegations regarding Mr. Smiley. This investigation included interviews with witnesses as well as with Mr. Smiley."

"The inquiry uncovered multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS, and the totality of this information led to today’s decision."

Story developing ... 

Justin Bieber Bonin' Up On His Acting Skills

12/13/2017 3:20 PM PST
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Justin Bieber's going hard into the acting world, working with a professional who's helped some of the biggest names in Hollywood -- but don't count on seeing his skills on a screen anytime soon.

Sources close to the Biebs tell TMZ ... he's taking acting lessons for the fun of it. We're told he's NOT working on any kind of project, he simply wanted to try acting lessons. Up til now, his resume consists of getting gunned down on 'CSI' and playing himself in "Zoolander 2."

Even though he says he's just goofing around, Justin's learning at Nancy Banks' studio in L.A. -- the same place celebs like Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Zac Efron, Forest Whitaker and many more hone their craft.

First a Grammy ... Emmy, Oscar and Tony next?

Daniel Shaver Killing Sergeant In Command Had Prior Discipline For Abusive Behavior

12/13/2017 1:47 PM PST
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The Sergeant who repeatedly threatened to kill Daniel Shaver in the moments leading up to his death was under review for his abusive attitude ... TMZ has learned.

Charles Langley was the supervisor on scene in January 2016 when officer Philip Brailsford gunned down Shaver at a Mesa, Arizona hotel. You hear Langley bark a series of threats, including, "You do that again we're shooting you, do you understand?!"

Turns out Langley was disciplined back in 2010 for bad behavior. Internal affairs reprimanded him for "personal behavior, conduct and attitude toward coworkers and superiors, defaming or discrediting coworkers," and most significantly -- "failure to lead subordinates consistent with the mission and vision of the Mesa Police Department" ... this according to police documents obtained by TMZ.

Langley was ordered to improve his work ethic and required to take training courses, and if he didn't get better, he was threatened with termination.

Langley retired in April 2016, just 3 months after Shaver's death, and moved to the Philippines. He wasn't in the country to face punishment for his role in the shooting.

We're told Shaver's family plans to use this information as evidence in their lawsuit against the Mesa PD, claiming Langley was unfit to be leading the unit that resulted in Brailsford killing Shaver.

Kylie Jenner Inc. Sued You're Losing the Blind! Makeup Site's Blocking Us

12/13/2017 2:48 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Kylie Jenner needs to get on the horn to her IT guys to update her website ASAP because, as it stands, her blind customers are getting screwed ... according to a new lawsuit.

Antoinette Suchenko says she's been legally blind for more than 20 years, and uses screen reader software to navigate the Internet -- but in the suit she says Kylie's cosmetics site isn't compatible. As a result, she's having a hard time bagging any of Kylie's uber-popular makeup products.

She's not looking for any cash -- Antoinette says she just wants Kylie's site to get up to standards required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. She says doing so will be a major W for Kylie's bottom line ... sales. She's suing Kylie Inc., not KJ herself.

As we reported, a similar suit was filed last year, by someone else, against the DASH Store's website.

Future Has to Pay Up To Settle Suit with Rocko

12/13/2017 2:07 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Future is gonna be forking over dough to his ex-pal and producer, Rocko, to settle their nearly 18-month long legal battle ... TMZ has learned.

Court docs, obtained by TMZ and filed by both sides, request a dismissal of the case. Rocko's lawyers tell TMZ ... he's happy with the "very successful result." The legal team wouldn't give up an exact number. Rocko was originally seeking $10 million.

Our sources say the payout is 7 figures. Future's camp had no comment. 

Rocko had sued Future claiming the rapper cut a side deal with Epic Records that stiffed Rocko out of millions. Future later countersued saying his deal with Rocko never made him exclusive, and also claimed it was Rocko who owed him dough.

Anderson Cooper Blame My Assistant ... For Anti-Trump Tweet

12/13/2017 1:43 PM PST

CNN says it's gotten to the bottom of Anderson Cooper's Trump-bashing tweet ... and all signs point to a forgetful assistant.

The mystery was cleared up Wednesday when the network said the message was sent from Cooper's assistant in NYC, while Anderson was in D.C.

CNN says the assistant, who's been on the job for 10 years, left his phone unlocked and unattended at the gym, and someone grabbed it and fired off the tweet. He's apparently the only other person besides Anderson with access to the account.

As we reported ... Anderson's verified Twitter account replied to Trump early Wednesday morning -- calling 45 a "tool!" and a "Pathetic loser."

Ted Cruz can relate ... those damn staffers do screw up sometimes

Salma Hayek on Harvey Weinstein He Was 'My Monster' ... Threatened to Kill Me

12/13/2017 11:59 AM PST

Salma Hayek said for years Harvey Weinstein was a monster who badgered her to, among other things, perform oral sex on her ... threatening to kill her and tormenting her career when she refused.

The actress shared in detail the torture she faced working with the former studio mogul as an up-and-coming actress ... alleging she said no when Weinstein asked her to shower with him, watch her shower, give her oral sex and get naked with another woman.

In the op-ed she wrote for The New York Times, Salma says Weinstein went from sweet-talking her to full rage attack mode ... saying, "I will kill you, don't think I can't." The allegations mirror the scores of women who have come forward accusing Weinstein of sexual harassment, assault or rape.

She went on to write that Weinstein once dragged her out of a gala honoring her flick, "Frida" ... "so I could hang out at his private party with him and some women I thought were models but I was told later were high-priced prostitutes."

Salma also said Weinstein forced her to do a sex scene with Ashley Judd in "Frida" and demanded full-frontal nudity. She agreed, but says she suffered such a nervous breakdown she had to take a tranquilizer.

'Shahs of Sunset' Star GG My Ex is a Menace ... Stay Away from Me and My Cats!!!

12/13/2017 11:53 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

"Shahs of Sunset" star Golnesa 'GG' Gharachedaghi believes her estranged husband is out to get her -- literally and figuratively -- and is asking a judge to keep him away ... from her cats too.

GG filed docs alleging Shalom Yeroushalmi has been harassing her and her family for months with calls, emails and texts ... and has repeatedly gone to the press trying to sell stories about her. GG claims as recently as this month, Shalom contacted TMZ and E! News in an attempt to defame her.

According to the docs ... GG has also caught her ex lurking around her house about 5 times, including back in February when he prevented a food delivery guy from delivering her order by posing as security.

GG's asking for an order to keep Shalom 50 yards away from her, Romeo and Malaika (her 2 cats). She also wants Shalom prohibited from contacting press or any social media outlets to offer info on her or her family. A judge denied the request, but set a hearing for her to bring evidence showing a restraining order is necessary.

As we reported ... GG filed for divorce from Shalom after just 2 months of marriage, but he's putting up a legal fight over it.

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