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Tom Cruise Suicide Bombing Threat to Scientology 'Allah Akbar, Tom'

7/23/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0722-tom-cruise-scientology-getty-tmz-01Tom Cruise has been pulled into the middle of a police investigation surrounding a potential suicide bomber who made alarming threats to the Church of Scientology.

Cops say the man called the Church back in April asking, "Are there any bombings I can do?" The man, who ID'd himself as a Muslim, said he "liked to do suicide bombings."

According to police docs, the caller began singing, "Allah Akbar, Tom Cruise" ... the phrase some terrorists have used as they attack. He then hung up.

The LAPD is now on the hunt for the man ... with a search warrant forcing AT&T to ante up phone records.  

Iggy Azalea Butt Out!!!

7/23/2016 6:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0723-iggy-azalea-instagram-01Iggy Azalea doesn't need Tinder ... she has way more effective way to say "NOW AVAILABLE."

The Aussie rapper posted this pic Friday ... a spectacular bank shot off the mirror.

Iggy told our photog Friday she's not looking for a post-Nick Young BF ... but if she changes her mind she'll definitely have choices.

Stars and Scars You Be the Judge

7/23/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0722_scars_stars_tmzDonald Trump was true to form Thursday night, and there may be other Trumps in your future. So we gotta ask ...


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manson Family Member Van Houten Shot Down for Parole by Cali Guv

7/23/2016 6:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0723-leslie-van-houten-ap-01Manson Family member Leslie Van Houten will not be a free woman despite a parole board recommendation, because the Governor of California doesn't think the public would be safe.

Governor Jerry Brown said, "Both her role in these extraordinarily brutal crimes and her inability to explain her willing participation in such horrific violence cannot be overlooked and lead me to believe she remains an unacceptable risk to society if released."

The California Parole Board determined the 66-year-old prisoner was fit for release and had been a model prisoner for years.

But what she did back in the day was undeniably horrific.  She was convicted of first degree murder for stabbing Rosemary LaBianca to death -- stabbing her more than a dozen times -- the day after the Family slaughtering 5 people in the Benedict Canyon area, including  actress Sharon Tate.

The murders were designed to start a race war in America.

'Friends' Creator Marta Kauffman Single Again ... And Loaded

7/23/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0722-marta-kauffman-michael-skloff-GETTY-01The co-creator of "Friends" just struck a divorce settlement, and we've learned it involves a yearly residual check that would make your eyes pop out.

Marta Kauffman and Michael Skloff have just ended their 31-year marriage. According to legal docs filed with the court, and obtained by TMZ, they're both doing well but it looks like she gets more.

The big-ticket item ... Marta gets one "Friends" residual check a year, and our sources say it's a doozy ... many millions of dollars. According to the settlement agreement, she gets to keep 75%, and as soon as she gets the check she must write one to Michael for 25% ... pronto.

BTW ... Michael gets his own residual check ... he composed the show's theme song, and gets a big fat check he gets to keep all to himself.

There are multiple houses ... and she gets 3 out of the 4, including the super-expensive one on Broad Beach in Malibu.

Marta is a prolific producer, who also created "Grace and Frankie," which is currently on the air. She also gets residuals from "Joey," "Dream On" and "Veronica's Closet." And the money from all these shows is hers and hers alone.

You gotta have Friends.

Andre Berto Convinces Jacked Photog You're a Fightin' Man!!!

7/23/2016 7:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Boxing champ Andre Berto can spot talent, so he says ... because he's pretty much convinced our photog he could make a killing in the UFC.

Amdre was leaving Il Pastaio in Bev Hills Friday when Cody our camera guy started doing his thing, but the boxer quickly turned the tables.

Not appreciated, Andre ... but very funny.

In other news...

WHOOPS! Mariah Carey Showed Off WAY More Than Planned -- See Her Super Revealing Outfit Malfunction!

Oh No! Mariah Carey gave her fans a WHOLE lot to talk about while in Saint Tropez -- Check out the scandalous pics that have surfaced!

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Gucci Mane Meet My Friend Drake

7/23/2016 6:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Gucci Mane promised some famous friends would join him  at his ATL show Friday ... and he delivered ... with Drake.

Gucci -- who was sprung from jail back in May --  made this his homecoming show, "Gucci Mane and Friends."  Drizzy popped out halfway through the set. 

It's interesting ,,, there's a buzz the two have been working on a collab.

Comic Alonzo Bodden Screw the Haters Leslie Jones is Awesome

7/23/2016 7:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

"Last Comic Standing" winner Alonzo Bodden understands why Leslie Jones got her feelings hurt with racist Twitter comments, but essentially calls social media a necessary evil.

We got Alonzo outside the Laugh Factory on the Sunset Strip Friday, and he fully understands why Leslie caved for a minute and quit Twitter.  

He tries to put it all in perspective ... Leslie can handle Ghosts, but the haters are just not going away.

Simon Rex Braces are a Buzz Kill!!!

7/23/2016 7:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Simon Rex thinks everyone should have thousands of notches on their bedpost, but he's super cautious if the chick has metal in her mouth.

The rapper/actor was leaving Bootsy Bellows Friday night when our photog dropped some sad knowledge about the average number of sexual partners ... and just in the time Simon reacted, several women -- including a really drunk one -- nuzzled up.

Apparently Simon thinks women with braces could make any sex tape a Scary Movie.

In other news...

Blue Ivy Now Looks INSANELY Identical To Beyonce -- How Did She Grow Up This Fast?!

Blue Ivy is DEFINITELY Beyonce's daughter -- when you see these pics you'll understand!

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'Ghostbusters' Theme School Teachers Ain't Afraid to Rock ... Score Record Deal

7/23/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The three elementary school teachers who reworked the "Ghostbusters" theme for the new movie are about to get some green dumped on them, but it's not slime.

No Small Children -- drummer Nicola Berlinsky, singer Joanie Pimentel and her sister/guitarist Lisa -- just scored a deal with RCA for their punk rock overhaul, which plays during the film credits.

It's an amazing story ... the 3 decided to start NSC 4 years ago during recess at their North Hollywood school. Last Halloween, they dressed up as Ghostbusters and played their version of the theme song during a club gig. They decided to record it and got it to the film's composer, Teddy Shapiro, whose kid happens to be a student at their 9 to 5. 

NSC didn't think they had a shot after hearing big-name musicians were also up for the gig, but got the call ... GHOSTBUSTERS!

Check out the video ... the trio's going places, and hiring!!! But don't worry kids, they'll be back with a syllabus in the fall. 

'Indiana Jones' & 'American Graffiti' Writers Creative Writing Pays Off How's $16 Mil for Ya?!!

7/23/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0719_Willard_Huyck_home_launchScreenwriting duo and real-life couple Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz are proof words have great worth ... they're selling their Brentwood home for $15.9 million!

Willard and Gloria were Hollywood all-stars in the '70s and '80s ... with film credits that include "American Graffiti" and "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom." They also worked on the 'Star Wars' franchise. 

The home's around 5,200 square feet, but the steep price is more about acreage ... 1.45 in the pricey Mandeville Canyon area of West L.A.  

The couple is repped by Cindy Ambuehl at The Agency. 

In other news...

Wonder What Kate Upton's Like In The Sack? You'll LOVE This Video Of Her Humping Then...

Kate Upton Likes to Start the Mornings In A VERY Interesting Way -- Watch Now!

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Stars Take The Plunge Check Out the Epic Instagram Free Falls

7/23/2016 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0722_jumping_launchSummer sixteen is in full effect and these stars are jumping right in ... check out the gallery to see the celebrity daredevils taking fun to new heights in these waterproof social media snaps.

Cannonbaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaall.

Beyonce Pulls Race Card in 'Lemonade' Suit

7/22/2016 4:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0722-beyonce-lemonade-TIDAL-01Beyonce's adamant she didn't rip off "Lemonade" from a film about a depressed white guy, and she says the proof is right there in her visual album ... about a proud black woman.

Beyonce just filed docs which call Matthew Fulks' lawsuit bogus ... because "Lemonade" and his 2014 short film "Palinoia" have completely different narratives.

In the docs obtained by TMZ, she says the differences couldn't be clearer -- "Lemonade" portrays "an African-American woman who progresses through stages of suspicion, denial, anger and, ultimately, reconciliation in her relationship."

On the other hand, she says "Palinoia" is about a "white man who is distressed in the wake of a failed relationship."

We broke the story ... Fulks sued Bey and her record label, saying much of her "Lemonade" trailer copied chunks of his film.

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