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Gene Simmons Sued for Sexual Assault ... Woman Claims He Grabbed Her Ass

12/15/2017 5:49 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Gene Simmons is being sued for allegedly groping a woman during the opening of a restaurant last month.

The lawsuit -- filed by a Jane Doe -- claims she interviewed Simmons last month at the opening of a Rock & Brews in San Bernardino. The accuser claims during the interview, Gene reached over, grabbed her hand and forcibly placed it on his knee. She says it made her feel uncomfortable, but continued the interview.

The docs claim Gene grabbed the reporter's hand, commented on how soft it was and creepily suggested she must use lotion ... things got more weird when Simmons reached over and allegedly flicked the interviewer's throat.

The defendant says following that action, she did her best to stop the interview, but Gene tried to keep going. Finally, she claims he touched her ass when everyone posed for a group photo.

We reached out to a rep for Gene ... so far, no word back.

Tyron Woodley To Keaton Jones: Parents Are Trash, Get Away from 'Em!

12/15/2017 6:08 PM PST
Breaking News

UFC champ Tyron Woodley dropped bombs on Keaton Jones' parents in the newest episode of "The Hollywood Beatdown" -- explaining why they're even worse for him than his bullies at school. 

Woodley says Keaton's dad needs to "get the hell slapped outta him" for being a white supremacist ... and his mom should take a seat after allegedly trying to parlay Keaton's fame into a cash grab.

"Why do you need money to fight bullying? You need mentors ... you don't need money."

The champ says he's still got Keaton's back -- but advises him to cut out his folks, so he can become a better person. 

Tyron also drops a huge career update, breaks down a CRAZY street fight and a whole lot more. 

Candice Swanepoel Preggers with #2 'Christmas Came Early'

12/15/2017 5:37 PM PST

Turns out, Candice Swanepoel wasn't just a hot mama on the beach in Brazil Friday ... she was a hot mama expecting her second child!

We posted pics of the Victoria's Secret Angel flaunting a tiny leopard bikini on the island of Fernando de Noronha, and hours later she announced her pregnancy ... via photo prominently featuring her baby bump with the caption, "Christmas came early."

Candice had her first baby -- a boy named Anaca -- in October 2016 with her longtime BF, Hermann Nicoli.

Congrats on baby #2!!!

Tupac Murder Weapon Found Day After Infamous Rival Was Killed

12/15/2017 3:54 PM PST
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The gun that killed Tupac Shakur turned up in Compton just ONE day after one of Tupac's biggest street rivals was killed in gang violence.

It sounds like the most bizarre coincidence, but yes ... Orlando Anderson -- a known member of the Southside Crips -- was killed in a gang shootout, in Compton, on May 29, 1998. As TMZ first reported ... the .40 caliber Glock used to shoot and kill Tupac was found May 30.

Now here's what makes this so remarkable. Anderson is the man Tupac and co. famously beat down in the MGM Grand just a few hours before Pac was killed in Las Vegas. One longstanding theory is Anderson and other Crips murdered him in revenge.

Anderson was even named a suspect in Tupac's death, though he was never charged.

As we told you, the Tupac murder weapon was found in a Compton backyard where a Crip's girlfriend lived. According to an LASD document, that gang member was in Las Vegas with Anderson the night Tupac was killed.

Connecting the dots: Tupac beats up Anderson ... Tupac is killed ... Anderson is killed ... Tupac murder weapon pops up in a yard connected to Anderson's friend.

All that being said -- Vegas cops can't recall ever taking custody of the handgun and, as we know, no one's ever been charged in Tupac's death.

Mel B Officially Divorced from Stephen Belafonte

12/15/2017 4:43 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

It's been a long, tumultuous journey filled with battles over custody, spousal support and even sex tapes ... but Mel B and Stephen Belafonte are officially divorced.

According to new legal docs ... a judge granted the dissolution of their marriage as of December 15. All that's left to work out now is the division of their property.

We broke the story ... Mel agreed to pay her ex-husband $15,000 per month over the next 3 years, and the 2 struck a deal for joint custody of their daughter, Madison.

Skylar Grey My Ex-Husband Has Hidden Cameras in My House

12/15/2017 4:19 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Skylar Grey says she desperately needs protection from her ex-husband ... a man she claims is secretly recording video of her in her home, and threatening her boyfriend.

In legal docs, Skylar says Todd Mandel hired private investigators to track her current bf, Elliott Taylor. She also says her ex has threatened to physically harm Elliott. 

According to the docs, Mandel is also surreptitiously recording her in her home ... using hidden cameras and recording devices to monitor her every move and word. Skylar -- who's featured on Eminem's new album -- says she found out about this Wednesday night during a party ... when Mandel told her he was "stalking me and is following and monitoring me and my boyfriend."

In the docs, she says she learned Mandel has screenshots of private pics of her. The most menacing part came when Mandel allegedly told her "he planned to physically hurt her," and he was going to do it within the next 2 hours.

Although he, apparently, didn't attack her that night ... she believes he's violent and dangerous. She requested, and was granted, a restraining order requiring Mandel to have no contact and stay 100 yards away from her, Elliott and her roommate/assistant.

Benji Madden Sues Designer for Half Mil You Jacked Up Our Remodel!!!

12/15/2017 4:02 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Benji Madden hired a remodeling crew to overhaul the house where he and Cameron Diaz live, but after what he call shoddy, overpriced work ... the rock star is suing.

The Good Charlotte member says he made a deal with Ryan Silverman and The Wooden Palate in Spring 2015 to remodel his spare bedroom, kitchen, laundry room, deck and a man cave.

According to the docs ... workers finished the project in October 2016 -- at which point Madden had forked over $478,509 -- but he said the job "was done improperly and would have to be redone" ... especially the man cave.

In the suit, Benji says custom built doors for the wine cellar had to be repaired, along with other defects, to the tune of an extra $78k. All in all, Madden wants more than $500k back in damages and a big refund ... plus his legal fees.

We reached out to Silverman ... no word back yet.

Carolina Panthers Owner Under Investigation 'Allegations of Workplace Misconduct'

12/15/2017 3:06 PM PST
Exclusive Details

From Hollywood to the NFL ... now a powerful NFL owner is being investigated for alleged misconduct in the workplace. 

The Carolina Panthers have confirmed they have "commenced an internal investigation" into 81-year-old Jerry Richardson. Details of the allegations have not been made public. 

"The Carolina Panthers and Mr. Richardson take these allegations very seriously and are fully committed to a full investigation and taking appropriate steps to address and remediate any misconduct," the team said in a statement.

"The entire organization is fully committed to ensuring a safe, comfortable and diverse work environment where all individuals, regardless of sex, race, color, religion, gender, or sexual identity or orientation, are treated fairly and equally. We have work to do to achieve this goal, but we are going to meet it."

As for the NFL ... our sources tell us the Panthers made the league aware this afternoon that they'd launched an investigation.

Story developing ... 

'Drake & Josh' Show House Hits the Market

12/15/2017 2:13 PM PST
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The abode Drake Bell and Josh Peck called home on their popular Nickelodeon show just hit the market ... and it's got plenty of room.

The San Fernando Valley crib show producers used for exterior shots is up for a cool $1.85 million. It's got 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, a tennis court and a pool.

Drake and Josh shared a bedroom on TV ... but the real crib has enough space for both brothers, their parents and little sister -- played by Miranda Cosgrove -- to each have their own room.

XXXTentacion Locked Up ... With His Locks Up

12/15/2017 1:52 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

XXXTentacion's straight-laced look -- button down shirt, with his locks pulled up and off his face -- was NOT enough to sway the judge, but it made for one helluva mug shot.

TMZ obtained the pic XXX took when he was booked into Miami-Dade County Jail Friday morning. We broke the story ... the judge locked up the rapper Friday morning following a hearing in his domestic violence case.

XXX could be looking at seriously hard time after prosecutors added 7 new felony counts to his case. The 5'6" 19-year-old is being held without bail.

Story developing ...

Candice Swanepoel Lookin' Purrfect In Tiny Leopard Bikini

12/15/2017 11:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Here we have model Candice Swanepoel in her natural habitat ... on a beach in paradise looking straight fire.

The Victoria's Secret Angel hit up the island of Fernando de Noronha off the coast of Brazil with some friends Friday ... and flaunted her sexy curves in a thong leopard bikini. Mee-yow.

Candice returned to the catwalk last month for the annual VS Fashion Show after missing 2016 to have a baby with her man, Hermann Nicoli.

Clearly, she hasn't lost a step.

Carrie Fisher Traumatic 'Last Jedi' Scene Hard for Family to Watch

12/15/2017 11:27 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Carrie Fisher's final 'Star Wars' scenes hit too close to home for the Fisher family ... TMZ has learned.

Carrie's brother, Todd Fisher, tells us the family recently saw 'Last Jedi' and struggled watching General Leia in one particular scene ... which was extremely traumatic for the character. We don't want to say anything more than that with the movie just being released Thursday night.

We're told the family had actually seen an early cut of the film while Carrie was still alive. They saw the scene in question back then, and say it wasn't nearly as gut-wrenching. Again we'll avoid spoilers and leave it at that.

The family did enjoy the tribute to Carrie at the end of the flick. Although Lucasfilm has already announced Carrie won't be in 'Episode IX' ... we're told the family hopes Leia will continue to live on in the 'Star Wars' world in some spirit.

They're also not opposed to a CGI Leia like we saw in 'Rogue One.'

Ray Allen Accuser Drops Stalking Case

12/15/2017 11:09 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The man who accused Ray Allen of making violent threats against him after their alleged relationship went sour is backing off -- he's dropped his case against the NBA star, TMZ Sports has learned. 

As we previously reported, Bryant Coleman got a temporary restraining order against Allen in Florida after telling the court Ray sent men after him and made violent threats over the phone. 

Coleman had previously told TMZ Sports he believed his life was in danger. 

Ray had always maintained the allegations were B.S. -- and that Coleman is the real bad guy ... who catfished him in a scheme to get private information from the NBA star. 

Now, we've obtained court documents which show Coleman has voluntarily dropped his restraining order -- though he doesn't explain why the change of heart.

Ray's attorney, David Markus, tells us, "We are pleased Coleman voluntarily dismissed the injunction and false claims he made against Ray Allen."

"Ray has never met Coleman. Ray Allen has never spoken with Coleman. Ray has never threatened him or anyone. He wants nothing to do with him and is looking forward to putting this matter behind him."

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