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Mariah Carey Hit for $50k by Burglars

10/19/2017 9:29 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The L.A. burglars really hit the big one this time -- breaking into Mariah Carey's mansion and making off with $50,000 worth of stuff ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us Mariah's crib was hit around 3 AM Thursday. It appears they got in through a window or door on an upper floor ... a ladder was found in the backyard.

Surprisingly, we're told the crooks didn't make off with any fabulous jewelry. Instead, they bagged up $50k worth of purses and sunglasses. Here's the thing ... as expensive as Mimi's taste is, that's probably less than 10 items total.

In any event, we're told no one was home at the time -- Mariah is in NYC -- and although the burglars tripped a silent alarm ... her security didn't discover the break-in until about 6 or 7 AM.

Cops are investigating, and they've got a glut of these cases now. As we've reported ... Jason Derulo, Alanis Morissette, David Spade, Emmy Rossum and Scott Disick -- to name just a few -- have all been hit this year.

Welcome to the club, Mariah.

O.J. Simpson Smiles Big for New Mug Shot On Driver's License

10/19/2017 5:48 PM PDT

O.J. Simpson's one step closer to being on the road again, and you're officially on notice, Nevada!

Simpson rolled into his local DMV to get a new driver's license. His first step on Wednesday was something O.J.'s had a lot of practice doing -- the mug shot.

No need for a profile or inmate number this time around.

Simpson seemed to take it seriously. The 70-year-old even busted out his readers for the written test.

No word if he passed on his first try, but we'd love to know if he nailed this question: 

Sean Young Streisand Shamed Me for Going Public With Beatty Harassment Claim

10/19/2017 5:04 PM PDT

Sean Young says she was the Rose McGowan of her day ... getting shamed by Hollywood's elite -- like Barbra Streisand -- when she dared to accuse Warren Beatty of sexual harassment.

Sean was on "Dudley and Bob with Matt Show" on KLBJ-FM in Austin Thursday and when they asked her about Harvey Weinstein ... she remembered an encounter with Babs. The 'Ace Ventura' star said she auditioned back in the '80s for a movie Streisand was directing. She claims Streisand ripped into her because Young accused Beatty of firing her after she rejected his advances.

Besides that, Sean claims she had her own run-in with Weinstein's genitals.

As for the Streisand story -- her rep tells us Barbra's response is, "I have no memory of ever having interviewed Sean Young, and I do not condone harassment of women under any circumstances."

Lupita Nyong'o Weinstein Tried Undressing In Front of Me

10/19/2017 4:57 PM PDT

Lupita Nyong'o just joined a long list of women accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct ... claiming he tried undressing in front of her in a bedroom.

Nyong'o says she met Weinstein in 2011 at an awards ceremony in Berlin while she was still a student at the Yale School of Drama. Lupita claims several months later, she was invited by Weinstein to join him at his family home in Connecticut for a screening of a film.

Nyong'o says she arrived at Weinstein's home, met his wife and children and Harvey set her up to watch the film in his private screening room. According to Lupita, Weinstein interrupted the film just 15 minutes in and invited her to his private bedroom.

Once in the bedroom, Lupita says Harvey asked if he could give her a massage. The actress says she panicked and offered to give the producer one instead, he obliged, removed his shirt and laid down on the bed.

Nyong'o claims she fled the producer's home when he tried to remove his pants. 

The actress says she turned down another advance by Weinstein not long after the massage incident and he threatened her career. It was after she won an Oscar in 2014 that Weinstein approached her once again, begging her to star in one of his films ... an offer she declined. 

Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds 'We Are Not Fearful' After Las Vegas Shooting

10/19/2017 4:22 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Imagine Dragons' lead singer Dan Reynolds delivered a strong message of anti-terror in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Las Vegas ... their hometown.

The band performed Wednesday night in Chicago, and Dan paused to tell the crowd their tour has taken on a new meaning after the tragedy. He gave big props to all the fans who continue coming out to their concerts, and defiantly denounced all forms of terrorism.

He also reassured fans they would take every precaution to keep them safe.

Chester Bennington I Want My Kids to Stay Close ... Left $$$ to Make Sure of It

10/19/2017 3:30 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chester Bennington was all about his modern family -- 6 children from 3 relationships -- and made provisions in his will to make sure they remained tight after he was gone.

According to Chester's will -- filed in probate court in L.A. County, and obtained by TMZ -- he said, "I request that my children's mothers or Guardians encourage and allow my children to visit with one another and with my extended family and the extended family of my Spouse on a regular and ongoing basis, so that my children know that they have a large and loving family."

He instructed the trustee of his family trust to make sure they all get money to cover travel expenses.

Chester and his widow, Talinda, had 3 children together, he had one from his first marriage to Samantha Olit -- and before that, he had one child with a girlfriend in Arizona. He later adopted that girlfriend's other son.

As for how much money the Linkin Park frontman left behind -- that's all under wraps in his trust.

One other interesting note -- Talinda is the executor of Chester's will, but the alternate executor is his former business manager, Jonathan Schwartz. We say former because Schwartz is now doing time in federal prison for wire fraud. He also managed Alanis Morissette, Mariah and Beyonce and was arrested for embezzling millions from his famous clients.

Hazel-E Sorry I Said All Gays Should Burn But the Bible Says ...

10/19/2017 3:47 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Love & Hip Hop Hollywood" star Hazel-E is eating her words, and asking her LGBT fans to forgive her for saying gays should burn in hell. 

We spoke to Hazel Thursday ... the day after she went on a homophobic social media rant. Someone accused her BF and fellow 'LHHH' star Rose Burgandy of being gay, and they both went ballistic -- invoking the Bible, and wishing a fiery death on all gays.

Hazel admits it wasn't the brightest thing to do, especially because she relies heavily on the LGBT community's support. She's now backing off the death wish, but she's clinging to the religious part of her rant.

Venus Williams to Lawyers I'm Ready to Talk About Fatal Car Crash Case

10/19/2017 3:01 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

Venus Williams is finally making herself available to talk to opposing lawyers about the fatal car crash ... and the wrongful death lawsuit.

According to a court doc obtained by TMZ Sports ... Venus will sit for a deposition on November 9 in West Palm Beach. As we first reported ... attorneys for the estate of Jerome Barson said the tennis superstar had refused to respond to their repeated requests since July.

Barson's attorney, Michael Steinger, tells us, "After months of avoiding our repeated requests for deposition and after requesting the court order the same, we are pleased that Ms. Williams realized the importance of her testimony in this very serious case."

Barson is the 78-year-old man who died from his injuries after the June collision. Venus blames a third unidentified driver for the accident.

Harvey Weinstein Target in LAPD Rape Investigation

10/19/2017 2:17 PM PDT
Breaking News

A woman filed a police report with LAPD Thursday claiming Harvey Weinstein raped her in 2013, and the Department has launched a criminal investigation.

The woman is an Italian model/actress who claims she attended the Italia Film, Fashion and Art Festival in February, 2013.

She claims she had met Weinstein before, and in fact she says at the time he asked her up to his room but she declined. On this occasion, she says Weinstein showed up at her hotel lobby at Mr. C Beverly Hills and asked if he could join her in her room. She says she declined, but a short time later Weinstein was at her hotel door.

The woman, who was 34 at the time, tells the L.A. Times Weinstein forced his way into her room, saying, "I'm not going to f*** you. I just want to talk." She says he repeatedly asked to see her naked, then grabbed her by the hair, yanked her into the bathroom and forcibly raped her.

She says she begged him to stop, showing him pictures of her kids. It apparently went on for 45 minutes, and Weinstein allegedly left.

She says she was afraid to report him, but told her priest, a friend and a nanny.

The LAPD tells TMZ the Department is currently investigating.

Nicki Minaj To Testify at Bro's Child Rape Trial They Tried To Shake Me Down For $25M!

10/19/2017 1:51 PM PDT
Breaking News

Nicki Minaj will take the stand during her brother's child rape trial ... and is expected to tell jurors the mother of the alleged victim attempted to extort her for millions.

Nicki will be the star witness during Jelani Maraj's court case in NYC, where he stands accused of raping his then 11-year-old stepdaughter in 2015.

During opening arguments Thursday, Maraj's defense attorney, David Schwartz, told jurors his client's then-wife, Jacqueline Robinson, forced her children to lie to authorities in an attempt to squeeze $25 million out of Nicki.

He said Robinson told Nicki, "I can make the charges go away for $25 million." Schwartz went on to say Robinson hatched a plan to get Maraj to marry her only for the opportunity to extort Nicki. 

Unclear when Nicki herself will take the stand ... but we're sure she'll have a lot to say.

The Weinstein Co. Staffers Speak Out ... 'We Did Not Know We Were Working for a Serial Sexual Predator'

10/19/2017 1:49 PM PDT
Breaking News

Staffers at The Harvey Weinstein Co. claim they had no clue their boss was a "serial sexual predator" ... and want to be cleared from any contracts forcing them to keep quiet about what happened in their workplace.

In a statement to The New Yorker on Thursday, a group of staffers went in on the former TWC honcho, saying, "He created a toxic ecosystem where his abuse could flourish unchecked for decades."

The staffers also claim they never knowingly acted as so-called "honeypots" -- or assistants -- in Harvey Weinstein's abuse.

They end the letter in asking TWC to release them from any agreements that bar them from speaking out freely about the workplace so they can, "speak openly and get to the origins of what happened here and how."

Tom Hanks & Mary-Louise Parker Navigate Bloody Mess Onstage!!!

10/19/2017 1:12 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tom Hanks and Mary-Louise Parker sprang into action when a moderator's nose started bleeding onstage -- Tom distracted the crowd while Mary-Louise played the more pragmatic role.

The hilarious/awkward incident went down Wednesday night at The Plaza Hotel in NYC at a benefit dinner for the David Lynch Foundation. It happened fast -- it was just 3 minutes into the chat when the head of the foundation, Bob Roth, started gushing blood.

Tom and Mary-Louise -- there to talk about transcendental meditation and how it can help veterans suffering from PTSD -- did what they could: Tom took the stand-up comic route while Mary played the role of nurse.

The crowd seemed startled and amused all at the same time. We're told Bob's OK, and he eventually returned ... to a rousing ovation.

Sean Penn Tries Blocking Netflix Documentary Suggesting He Ratted Out El Chapo

10/19/2017 11:19 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Sean Penn is using a full-court press to either block or re-edit a Netflix documentary that suggests Penn ratted out El Chapo by alerting the United States Dept. of Justice of his whereabouts.

Multiple sources involved in the documentary -- due out Friday -- tell TMZ, some of the people interviewed suggest that Penn alerted the DOJ that he was traveling down to a secret location in Mexico to interview the drug kingpin for a Rolling Stone article.

TMZ has obtained an email from David Broome, the Executive Producer of "The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story," in which he worries ... "My concern is that we are taking an immense amount of pressure from all directions related to Sean Penn and currently Netflix has done a great job of hanging tough -- but their nerves are on edge."

Broome goes on ... "I'm worried that there's a chance Netflix hits the brakes for a while."

Penn, del Castillo and 2 others met Chapo on Oct. 2, 2015. Twelve hours after the meeting, Mexican authorities raided the site but Chapo had already left. He was captured 3 months later.

We've learned several lawyers working for Penn repeatedly contacted Netflix to, at the very least, eliminate any references to their client allegedly contacting DOJ prior to meeting Chapo.

Our sources say Penn's concern is that if Chapo's associates in the world of drugs believe he set Chapo up for capture, there'd be a target on the heads of Penn, his family and his associates.

Penn's spokesperson, Mark Fabiani, tells TMZ, "It is reprehensible that, in their ongoing, relentless efforts to gain additional attention and publicity, Ms. del Castillo and her team (who have zero firsthand knowledge) have sought to create this profoundly false, foolish, and reckless narrative."

The rep goes on, "The notion that Mr. Penn or anyone on his behalf alerted DOJ to the trip is a complete fabrication and bald-faced lie. It never happened, nor would there have been any reason for it to have happened."

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