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Stephen Belafonte Extortion Audio Woman Threatens, 'I'll Take You Down!'

4/30/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Stephen Belafonte gave the LAPD an audiotape in which you hear a woman -- whom he says is his baby mama -- try and extort him for a million bucks, and TMZ has obtained the audio.

Belafonte claims the woman on the phone is Nicole Contrereas. They were together for 6 years and have a 12-year-old daughter named Giselle. Contreras tells us she's not the woman on the tape.

You hear the woman in the call -- recorded March 20 -- tell Belafonte, "I'm gonna take you down" unless he pays her $500,000. She later ups the demand to $1 million.

She says Mel B's people asked her to tell her story, which says is "so ugly."

The woman, who sounds intoxicated, refers to Giselle and monthly payments Belafonte deposits in her account.

She rambles on, saying she will "bury" Belafonte.

The LAPD has the audio and is conducting an extortion investigation. 

Nicole tells us, "This audio is clearly not me. Stephen is falsifying stories because I have told the press the truth."

Kendrick Lamar Takes Over For The Weeknd ... On L.A. Riot's 25th Anniversary

4/30/2017 7:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kendrick Lamar crashed The Weeknd's L.A. concert ... on a night that marked a seminal moment in history of the City of Angels.

Abel brought out K-Dot Saturday night for his show at The Forum in L.A., and what we imagine was supposed to be a song or 2 turned out to be a mini set for the Compton rapper.

Kendrick did his and The Weeknd's collab song "Sidewalks", but then he jumped right into "HUMBLE." ... on the night of the 25th anniversary of the L.A. Riots no less. 

Abel clearly wasn't about to interrupt ... Kendrick was on a roll. 

Jesse Williams Moving Out and Moving On But Still There for the Kids

4/30/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jesse Williams and his estranged wife are carrying on the recent tradition of civilized divorces, for the sake of their kids.

Sources close to Williams tell us ... he and Aryn Drake-Lee have been co-parenting their young son and daughter for months since officially separating. Jesse moved out of the family house several weeks ago but he's maintained regular contact with their children.

There was a lapse when Jesse recently completed a video game in Paris but that aside, he's been in L.A. filming "Grey's Anatomy." He sees his kids a few times every week. Most important ... we're told Aryn has been more than accommodating.

Sources close to Aryn tell us Jesse still has a lot of his belongings at their house ... and has come and gone as he pleases, so in a way he's moved but he hasn't.

As we reported ... Jesse is seeking joint custody of their 3-year-old and 1-year-old. Aryn has not filed a response to the divorce. 

The Chainsmokers Crash Chi-Town Senior Prom

4/30/2017 6:58 AM PDT

The Chainsmokers gave a class of seniors in Chicago a gigantic surprise when the boyz crashed their prom.

The DJ'ing duo played a surprise set Saturday night for Chi-Town's Huntley High School at  at the Hyatt Regency hotel, right after their concert across the street at the Allstate Arena.

Turns out the performance was pre-planned -- and free if you can believe it. Some kid from the school had contacted their management a couple weeks before to schedule the "impromptu" show.  Most of the kids at the prom had no idea they would show.

However it came to be ... they rocked the house. 

Don Lemon on WHCD Forget Kim, Morgan & Reese We're the Celebs at Correspondents' Dinner!!!

4/30/2017 7:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Don Lemon is kinda awesome ... seems the way he sees it, why do you need big Hollywood stars when he and others in his biz shine just as bright?

Don was stylin' in his tux, walking into the White House Correspondents' Dinner Saturday night at the Washington Hilton, when our photog asked about the absence of A-listers at the bash. Stars like Kim Kardashian, Morgan Freeman and Reese Witherspoon have all attended in recent years.

The CNN host doesn't hesitate ... you look in the mirror and then look around and that will do the trick.

He's real, for sure.

Kathy Hilton Amy Adams is a Real Piece of Work ... Or Was That Isla Fisher?

4/30/2017 7:09 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kathy Hilton does NOT appreciate A-list actresses allegedly snubbing her or fans --- even if it is Amy Adams ... or Isla Fisher ... or whoever just walked by. 

We got the Hilton family Saturday night at Craig's where they were talking about a possible wedding between Paris Hilton and BF Chris Zylka ... when all of a sudden a female star walked by and hijacked the moment with paps.

Our camera guy wrongly ID'd the celeb -- it was actually Amy, not Isla. Either way ... Kathy isn't a fan. As far as we can tell, Kathy says the star wouldn't take a pic inside the restaurant with a fan, and on top of that didn't thank Ms. Hilton for a compliment about her dress. 

New beef?

Stars and Scars You Be the Judge

4/29/2017 12:45 AM PDT

Chris Soules is in big trouble after his fatal car crash, and Ja Rule is in hot water after his festival fiasco. So we gotta ask ...

Mohamed Sanu 'Blown Away' By Touching Letter ... From Family on Plane

4/30/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

ATL Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu says he was "blown away" by the handwritten letter he got from a family sitting behind him on a plane ... and now, he's delivering a message back to them!!

Click here... it's not over yet

Tim Brown on Gareon Conley: Raiders Better Be Right!

4/30/2017 12:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tim Brown says he REALLY hopes his beloved Oakland Raiders chose wisely by taking a chance on Gareon Conley ... saying, "If it goes bad for him, it's gonna go bad for the Raiders also."

The Raiders raised some eyebrows Thursday night by selecting Conley in the 1st round -- despite the fact he's in the middle of a rape investigation

Conley insists he's innocent and the Raiders clearly believe him ... and Brown says he's "hoping and praying" the team made the right bet. 

Brown raised an interesting point ... saying former Raiders owner Al Davis was never afraid to take guys who were in trouble because he felt those guys would end up being the most loyal to him. 

Makes you wonder if Al's philosophy rubbed off on his son, Mark Davis, the new guy in command of the Silver and Black. 

Street Artist Thrasher Sues Over Classic L.A. Mural You Trashed My Art for a Drunk!

4/30/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Six random heads are better than one of famed poet and alcoholic, Charles Bukowski ... at least according to the L.A. street artist who's suing business owners for destroying his mural.

Monte Thrasher says his "Six Heads" mural was an "iconic fixture" in L.A.'s Los Feliz neighborhood. It had been there since 1992, but according to docs ... a local co-op decided 3 years ago to cover it up.

He says he never got a heads-up from the co-op, even though his email address was right there on on the mural they destroyed. Thrasher's also peeved because it was replaced by an image of Bukowski. The co-op now has a bar named after the poet.

He believes his mural was protected by the California Art Preservation Act, and wants at least $250k for the "mutilation" of his piece.

NYC Modeling Agency Sued I Was Fired for 'Hating' Rap Music

4/30/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Nicki MinajKanye West and Lil Wayne's music was too much for a modeling agency employee to take around the office, and he says he got fired when he bitched about it.

Talent manager Charles Short just sued his ex-employer, The Lions Model Management -- a big deal agency repping the likes of Irina ShaykStella Maxwell, Alexis Ren and Jessica Hart. According to docs, music was commonly played loudly around the office.

Charles, who's African-American, says he found the repeated use of the n-word in the songs offensive and inappropriate. In the suit, he says he complained once and it stopped briefly, but co-workers mocked him for "hating" rap ... and eventually it started blaring in the office once again. 

He fired off an angry email to his bosses in March, and was told him he was overreacting. He says execs told him, "Some of the models we represent use the n-word." The next day they told him, "It's best if you don't come in anymore."

Charles is suing for discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination. The agency had no comment.

Also, no word on which models are dropping n-bombs. 

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Penelope Cruz Good Genes Or Good Docs?

4/30/2017 12:10 AM PDT

Penelope is Cruz-in' through aging well!

Here’s a 25-year-old version of the sexy Spaniard at a premiere in Los Angeles back in 1999 (left) and 18 years later ... when the mom of two celebrated her 43rd birthday -- at a charity event in Madrid earlier this week (right).

Ay mami!

The question is...

Mark Zuckerberg Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

4/29/2017 3:02 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

Mark Zuckerberg completely shocked an Ohio family by crashing dinner at their house to talk politics ... among other things.

Daniel Moore tells TMZ ... he got a call last week from a Facebook staffer who asked if a "wealthy philanthropist who works in California" could come over for a meal. He was told the mystery guest was traveling around the country to meet middle class families so he could figure out how to invest his money.

Moore says it was a "jaw-dropping moment" when Zuckerberg was the one to appear at his door Friday night.

We're told they discussed many topics -- including why the Moore family voted for Donald Trump -- and Zuck was respectful and agreeable on many things ... like there being a lack of high-paying manufacturing jobs.

And in case you're wondering ... Zuckerberg told them he has no political aspirations right now.

Mark had the food catered for the family by a local restaurant -- chicken, baked fish, salad and sweet tea -- and even brought them some wine and cannolis for dessert.

Zuckerberg announced in January he's challenging himself to visit with people in all 50 states this year to see how they live.

He can check Ohio off the list.

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