Keanu Reeves had his chance to reprise his famous line from "The Matrix" -- "I know Kung Fu" -- because we've learned a woman broke into his house while he was sleeping and plunked herself on his library chair.
Reeves was snoozing at 4 AM Monday when he heard sounds coming from his library ... yes, Ted "Theodore" Logan has a library.
The actor got up, walked in and saw a woman in her mid-40's sitting in his chair, not uttering a peep.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Keanu calmly approached her and began speaking to her. She explained she was there to meet him. He very calmly called 911 and obtusely told the dispatcher cops needed to roll quick.
Police came and took the woman into custody. She was taken for a psych evaluation.
It's another amazing story of an obsessed fan gaining entry into a celeb's house. It recently happened to Sandra Bullock ... the fan ended up at her bedroom door as she was sleeping. Interesting ... that's Keanu's "Speed" co-star.
Keanu lives in an area in the Hollywood Hills tour bus drivers call "Hunk Alley." Leo DiCaprio is his neighbor. Tobey Maguire used to live next door to Keanu. The drivers call out Keanu's house -- which is built like a fort, so it's just amazing someone broke in.
Here's what's even more amazing. Apparently he didn't set his alarm.
I'll Take Detroit Over Vegas
Because They Let Me Play Blackjack!
9/19/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ben Affleck may not be welcome at the blackjack tables in Vegas, but Detroit can't afford to be that picky ... so he set up shop there!
We got this pic of Ben at the blackjack table at MotorCity Casino Hotel last Friday ... where Ben played high-stakes games for a few hours.
TMZ broke the story ... Affleck was blackjack banned for life at the Hard Rock in Vegas for counting cards. Ben says Hard Rock can join the crowd, because he's persona non grata at blackjack tables in numerous other Vegas casinos.
But not so in Detroit. Our spies say Ben had $30K worth of chips at one time. We don't know the bottom line at the end of the evening.
Affleck's in town shooting the new "Batman V Superman" movie -- was spotted at the MotorCity. The actor -- who says he's not a compulsive gambler -- was also at the casino Saturday.
We're assuming he was counting cards. Come on, Ben ... Detroit needs that money!
Leaves Club High and Dry
Carlton wants to Charleston
9/19/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Alfonso Ribeiro bailed on a heavily promoted birthday bash in Atlantic City -- costing the nightclub a fortune -- because he didn't want his tango to suck on a TV reality show.
Alfonso -- famous for The Carlton Dance -- made a last-minute decision NOT to headline The Pool After Dark event Saturday. He notified the club Wednesday, which is a problem -- his face is plastered all over the flyer.
Alfonso is a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars" and apparently he made the decision he could earn more if he wins the trophy. He could have made $35K at the club, but he stands to rake in $345K if he wins DWTS.
As for the club ... it got screwed. It has to eat the $1,500 it paid for a customized cake, and refund $10K worth of pre-sold tickets.
Shockingly ... we're told the club isn't going after Alfonso for all it's out.
Guess Who This
9/19/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Before this grinning little girl was an international super model she was just another happy kid sharing a smile in Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil. Can you guess who she is?!
Ex-'Party Down South' Star
Old Bosses Warn ...
Your Lotion's Giving Us a Rash
9/19/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Taylor "Lil' Bit" Wright -- who quit the TV show "Party Down South" -- is rubbing her old bosses the wrong way ... with a line of body lotions that capitalizes on her reality show persona.
Wright's been on social media lately promoting a brand of moisturizer and suntan lotion called "Lil' Bit Country" ... but TMZ has learned the network honchos at Viacom (CMT's parent co.) sent her a cease and desist letter demanding she stop using her nickname to promote the skin care products.
The network's position is it owns the name, Lil' Bit -- but sources close to LB tell us she's been using the handle since long before the show ... and she has no plans to yank it off the lotion.
My Pizza Joints
9/19/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Clinton, Obama, Clooney
Lawyer Who Photoshopped Them Faces Discipline
9/18/2014 5:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
An L.A. lawyer apparently thinks she can attract clients by making it seem like she's a celebrity magnate -- rubbing elbows with the likes of George Clooney, Obama, Clinton, Jamie Foxx, Dr. Phil, and on and on. Problem is ... she photoshopped them all, and now the State Bar is coming down on her like a hammer.
Svitlana Sangary plastered a bunch of pics on her website, touting her celeb friends. Gotta say ... she did a great photoshopping job. But clearly it didn't amuse the likes of Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Eva Longoria, Brooke Shields, Ellen, Shaq and others.
The State Bar considers the pics false and deceptive advertising, since the pics plastered all over her website are clearly designed to attract clients.
So She now faces a 6-month suspension from the State Bar.
FYI ... Her Yelp reviews aren't great. Users call her "scum" and an "unethical crook."
Shakespeare ... you said what?
Fiancee Pulled Gun on Him in Earlier Incident
9/18/2014 5:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Police went to Ray McDonald's house back in May ... when a woman pulled a gun on a man in the San Francisco 49er's house.
San Jose cops just released an incident report describing the altercation between an "engaged couple" on the evening of May 25th. According to the doc ...while the couple was arguing the woman grabbed a firearm and held it at her side. The man then told her he was going to call 911 -- and she ran out of the house.
Cops say the woman did not make any threats or point the gun at her fiance. The report doesn't mention McDonald's name.
McDonald was arrested in August by San Jose police for a felony domestic violence incident involving his pregnant fiancee. The 49ers have said McDonald will remain active while he goes through the legal process.
Calls to the 49ers have not been returned. It's unclear if the team was aware of the May incident.
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I'm Putting Amber on TV!
9/18/2014 4:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nick Cannon is banking on Amber Rose in a big way ... because we found out he's already wheeled and dealed her way into a television series and a book deal.
At first it sounded like a vanity client ... Nick repping a former stripper who became famous for dating Kanye and getting pregnant by Wiz.
Turns out -- with Nick's help -- Amber is now the real deal. We've learned her TV deal is a fashion show -- not a bash-this-woman type show ... it's more about female empowerment.
As for the book deal ... we know it's inked but don't know the story line. Hopefully it's a coffee table book and not a memoir.
Widow Claims Fat Joe
Screwed Her Over ... Royally
9/18/2014 3:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Fat Joe is an immoral cheat who betrayed his protege, Big Pun ... so claims Big Pun's widow who claims Joe has left her out in the cold since her husband's death.
Liza Rios is beside herself ... she says in a new lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- hubby Big Pun had a deal with Fat Joe to split the fortune Pun made from songs like "I'm Not A Player."
Liza says a few years after her 700-pound husband died from a heart attack in 2000 ... Joe turned off the spigot and she hasn't gotten a penny since 2005 ... even though the records continued to sell.
It's especially maddening for Liza, because Fat Joe released posthumous albums years after Big Pun died.
She wants more than a million bucks.
BTW ... Fat Joe is skinny now.
Queen Bey Uses Photoshop? Say It Ain't So!
9/17/2014 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dr. Says It's a Lie
There was NO Selfie
9/18/2014 12:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Joan Rivers personal ENT doctor did NOT take a selfie while the comedienne was under anesthesia shortly before she stopped breathing ... so claims the doctor herself.
Sources closely connected with the doctor say ENT specialist Dr. Gwen Korovin has made it clear ... she says the CNN story is absolutely wrong. The network reported a staff member at Yorkville Endoscopy clinic told investigators the doctor took the pic. Our Korovin sources say ... the network's source is "making up lies."
We're also told the doctor has made it clear ...she did NOT perform a biopsy on Joan. We pressed to find out if she performed some other procedure ... we did not get an answer.
Several patients of Dr. Korovin have contacted us to tell us about her "unblemished record" and how she is the go-to ENT in NYC. It's true ... she has a corner on the market and her patients love her.
Hubby Victor Sues
He Said I Had Herpes And Tried To Rape Him
9/18/2014 11:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Olympic skater Johnny Weir spins lies as easily as he performs triple salchows ... according to hubby Victor Voronov -- who's suing Johnny for accusing him of attempted rape and contracting an STD.
Victor -- who's in the middle of an ugly divorce from Johnny -- filed court docs accusing Weir of spreading salacious lies during an interview on "Access Hollywood" to talk about their divorce.
During the interview, Weir said Voronov "asked me to lay with him in the biblical sense, and when I refused, the altercation between us started." According to Voronov's court docs ... that translates to attempted rape.
Voronov also claims Weir slandered him in a fit of jealousy ... texting a friend to accuse Voranov of having herpes ... or some sort of sexually transmitted disease.
Voronov -- says it's all BS -- he never tried to rape Johnny and is as clean as a whistle -- and that Weir is trying to subject him to scorn and ridicule. He's suing for unspecified damages.
We reached out to Weir's people ... we haven't heard back.