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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."

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. 

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. 

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 ...

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.

Zayn Malik Wheeling His Way To Gigi's Place

4/29/2017 3:44 PM PDT

Zayn Malik showed up to his girlfriend's pad on 4 wheels ... just not the luxury wheels you'd expect.

The ex-One Direction singer was spotted going into Gigi Hadid's apartment in NYC on Saturday in a wheelchair. His rep tells us he injured his foot -- unclear how and where it happened -- but is fine. 

He had a little help getting in the door, but it looks like the place is wheelchair accessible ... so that's good.

Kylie Jenner Not Wearing a Seat Belt ... Or a Bra!!

4/29/2017 2:27 PM PDT

Now we know how Kylie Jenner likes to ride on the weekends ... free and easy.

Kylie posted an eye-popping underboob pic from her car on Saturday, showing her wardrobe choice for the day is a loose hoodie, tube top ... and definitely no bra.

Hopefully she buckled up before she took off -- that looks dangerous.

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Report: Aaron Hernandez Not on Drugs Before Suicide Wrote 'ILLUMINATI' in Blood

4/29/2017 12:47 PM PDT
Breaking News

Aaron Hernandez did not have any trace of illegal drugs in his system at the time he committed suicide ... this according to a new report.

WCBV is reporting the toxicology tests show there was no trace of synthetic marijuana in Hernandez's system when died  ... despite previous reports that claimed there was.

Even more strange -- the outlet says Hernandez allegedly drew an unfinished pyramid similar to what's on the back of U.S. dollar bills on the wall IN BLOOD and wrote "Illuminati" below it in all caps.

As we previously reported, Aaron left behind 3 suicide notes for his fiance, his daughter and his attorney. According to WCBV, in one of those letters he wrote he was entering a "timeless realm" and would see them in heaven.

Delta Air Lines Pilot Hits Passenger During Fight at Atlanta Airport

4/29/2017 8:01 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

9:30 AM PT -- A rep for Delta tells us ... "We became aware of this incident and a video last week and immediately removed the pilot from duty while we completed a thorough investigation. Local law enforcement was called to respond at the time of the incident. The pilot has since been returned to work as our investigation found that his actions deescalated an altercation between passengers on the jetway floor during deplaning."

We're told the women in the vid had gotten into a skirmish earlier, on the airplane, and they knew each other. They were eventually escorted away by a Delta employee, and as they were walking away, cops showed up. We're told neither of the women wanted to press charges against anyone.

A Delta pilot smacked a passenger who was fighting with another passenger at the Atlanta airport ... and it was caught on video.

We're told the incident went down sometime on April 21. The plane had just landed and the passengers were leaving the jetway when 2 women started fighting.  

The pilot appears and tries separating the women. He then grabs one of them by the arm and hits her. The pilot walks away as the women are still on the ground.

We're told a Delta employee gave a supervisor the video almost immediately after the incident.

We're also told some Delta employees were upset because security wasn't called.

We reached out to Delta, and a rep tells us the airline is investigating and "taking this very seriously."

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