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Harvey Weinstein Rape Accuser LAPD Concerned She's Already Courted Media

10/20/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Harvey Weinstein's rape accuser already has the LAPD worried, because she orchestrated an interview with a newspaper immediately after going to the cops with her story.

Sources familiar with the investigation tell us, detectives think the almost contemporaneous move to talk to the police and the L.A. Times will make jurors suspicious. Cops say they've routinely had problems with prosecutors when alleged victims go to the media. These cases are hard to prove because they're almost always he said/she said, and when motivation becomes an issue it's problematic.

The detectives are also very concerned she came armed with a civil lawyer, David Ring, who's holding a news conference today to "share more information about the case."   

On the other side, the woman says she told her priest and her nanny about the alleged rape. If the disclosures were made on the heels of the alleged rape, it's powerful evidence to support a prosecution.

The woman -- an Italian model/actress -- claims Weinstein raped her in a Beverly Hills hotel in 2010. 

BTW ... we'll be livestreaming the news conference at 1 PM PT. 

Mr. Lahey on 'Trailer Park Boys' Won't Be Recast Post-Season 12 ... After John Dunsworth Death

10/20/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jim Lahey will return to Sunnyvale Trailer Park in the upcoming season of "Trailer Park Boys" -- but the character won't be back after that ... TMZ has learned.

Sources involved in the production tell us John Dunsworth's character will not be recast after season 12. We're told Dunsworth completed filming for the season before his death this week.

We're told producers believe Dunsworth is irreplaceable in that role, and it would damage the franchise to put another actor in the role.

Dunsworth played the drunken cop-turned-security guard on 'Boys' since its debut in 2001.

As we reported ... Dunsworth's died Monday after a brief and unexpected illness. He was 71.

NFL's Brandon Browner Secretly Busted for Coke In May

10/20/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ex-Seattle Seahawks star Brandon Browner was arrested for cocaine in L.A. back in May and was hauled to the station for a shirtless mug shot ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

The La Verne Police Dept. has confirmed 33-year-old Browner was arrested on May 25 at 7:04 AM after cops say he was in possession of a controlled substance and under the influence. 

Our law enforcement sources tell us the substance in question is cocaine. 

We're told the former Pro Bowl cornerback -- an original member of the Legion of Boom -- was released a few hours after his arrest. 

Just a few months later, Browner was arrested again for allegedly making criminal threats against a woman. 

We've made multiple attempts to contact Browner -- so far, no word back. 

'Teen Mom' Farrah & Kailyn Hey Jenelle, Hate 'Teen Mom' Edits? ... Get a New Gig, Hun!

10/20/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Farrah Abraham doesn't think Jenelle Evans should complain about "Teen Mom 2" edits that make her look bad --  'cause that's not her job ... unless she wants it.

We got the OG "Teen Mom" star Thursday at LAX where we asked her to weigh in on Jenelle's gripes over MTV supposedly hyping her TV drama through edits ... and her threatening to walk away from the show if MTV doesn't do her right.

If there was ever a walking definition of "who gives a s***" ... it's gotta be Farrah. Besides ... the "Apply Now" button at MTV is always available, according to her.

Ditto for another 'Teen Mom' star, Kailyn Lowry, who's got her own take on Jenelle. In short, take a look at yourself in the mirror ... and your contract while you're at it.

Guess Who This Funny Kid Turned Into!

10/20/2017 12:00 AM PDT

Before this quirky kid was playing dress-up as a Nickelodeon star, she was just another cute kid clowning around while growing up in Los Angeles, CA. Can you guess who she is?

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.

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