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Harvey Weinstein I'm Gonna Keep Making Movies With Or Without You, Bro

10/17/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Harvey Weinstein is not giving up -- not even close -- he vows he'll continue making movies, whether it's with The Weinstein Co. or someplace else.

Weinstein's showdown with TWC is set for Tuesday morning in NYC, where he will make his case by speakerphone that he was illegally fired and has a right to retake the reins. His lawyer, Patty Glaser, will be in the Board of Directors meeting to make the case.

Our Weinstein sources say he knows he's "momentarily toxic" but thinks with a little time, writers and actors will seek him out again because of his track record. He believes -- and probably rightly so -- that TWC exists because of him. He believes he can go back and produce movies, or he can just as easily do it somewhere else.

As one source put it, "Harvey's like Judge Judy. She can do her show for CBS, but if she wanted to go to NBC she can do it because it's all about her."

Harvey may not be able to make his case Tuesday. There are rumblings the Board may fire Weinstein as the first order of business, then disconnect the speakerphone and throw Patty Glaser out of the meeting. If that happens, our Weinstein sources say they will 100% go either to arbitration or court.  

Donnell Rawlings on Weinstein Most Women Were Fine With Weinstein's Sexual Aggression

10/17/2017 6:48 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Harvey Weinstein actually had a good track record sexually harassing women, because most didn't complain ... so says Donnell Rawlings.

We got an inebriated Donnell Monday night outside the Peppermint Club in WeHo, and he spoke at his peril, saying 29 women complained but 1,000 didn't have a problem with him. 

But wait, there's more. He also says Harvey's career in Hollywood is far from over ... but his reason is pretty anti-Semitic. 

The good news? Donnell says he's down to collab ... on one condition. Let's just say no massages below the belt.

Reese Witherspoon & Jennifer Lawrence Share Hollywood Abuse Stories

10/17/2017 6:58 AM PDT

Reese Witherspoon was assaulted by a film director when she was 16 years old and Jennifer Lawerence was told to drop some lbs to star in a film ... just some of the abuse they say they endured coming up in Hollywood.

The Academy Award winning actresses shared the harrowing stories Monday night during the ELLE Women in Hollywood event. The actresses went into great detail on the heels of former studio boss Harvey Weinstein getting ousted from his company after scores of women accused him of decades-old sexual assault and harassment.

Reese says she's not only angry at the director who assaulted her, saying, "[I feel] true disgust at the director who assaulted me when I was 16 years old and anger at the agents and the producers who made me feel that silence was a condition of my employment."

She went on to say she was sexually harassed and assaulted on multiple occasions.

Jennifer said a director once told her to lose 15 pounds in 2 weeks ... and as motivation for her diet? Jennifer said a female producer told her to use naked photos of herself from a previous nude lineup as inspiration.

Blac Chyna, Tyga Yeah, We're Cool ... But Only for King

10/17/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Blac Chyna and Tyga are willing to play nice with each other and even hang out together in public again, but only on one small -- yet growing -- condition ... namely, their son. 

Sources connected to the former couple tell TMZ ... Chyna and Tyga's unexpected reunion this weekend for King Cairo's 5th birthday party at Six Flags was at least 2 months in the making, and mostly thanks to King's nanny.

We're told the nanny convinced the feuding exes to make peace during a 3-way phone convo. The impetus for burying the hatchet -- King was about to start kindergarten, which meant there would be upcoming activities requiring co-parenting.

Before the peace summit, our sources say Chyna didn't even have Tyga's phone number - but now the feeling is they're cool being near each other ... as long as King's third-wheeling.

If nothing else, opening communication lines should help 'em avoid planning disasters like doubling up King's birthday themes.

Venus Williams Goes Ghost on Lawyers In Fatal Car Accident

10/17/2017 6:54 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Venus Williams has gone radio silent with attorneys trying to question her about the fatal car accident she had in Florida ... so now the matter's going to the judge.

According to docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, attorneys for the estate of Jerome Barson say the tennis superstar refuses to respond to their request to set a deposition date. They say they've contacted Venus' legal team numerous times since July ... but still can't get an answer.

Barson is the man who died from injuries suffered in the June collision. We broke the story ... Venus now says a third unidentified driver, who made a left in front of her, is really to blame for the accident.

Obviously, the Barsons' lawyers want to grill her about that claim, and other details surrounding the crash. Now they want the judge to compel Venus to cough up a date. 

Farrah Abraham Rearing For Another Close-Up For Halloween

10/17/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Most people tend to use the front door when it comes to tricks or treats on Halloween, but Farrah Abraham's going around the back.

Farrah's signed on for another live porn show for CamSoda the day before Halloween but with a literal twist ... she'll be performing anal ... with a toy.

Her last show was hugely successful, drawing 80,000 onlookers which caused the site to crash. CamSoda expects even more people to tune into Farrah's anal cam show on October 30 and says they'll be getting extra support to prevent the site from going down again.

It'll just be Farrah on the screen, no one else but the occasional toy. It's her way of promoting her new show on MTV, "Single AF."

Clever AF.

'The New Castle' in Malibu Most Expensive Crib Lives Up to its Name ... Going for $85M!!!

10/17/2017 5:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

There's a mansion in Malibu called The New Castle, which is certainly fit for a king both in its digs ... and its price. 

The modern 2-property mansion -- designed by Scott Gillen -- has just hit the market for a staggering $85 million ... which might sound like a lot -- 'cause it is -- but we'd say it's totally worth it when you take a look around ... if you can shell out the dough.

The property comes with a main house that's got 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, a guest house with 2 beds and 2.5 baths -- plus a 75-foot infinity pool and a 2-story waterfall ... all of which can be seen from the private screening/gaming room inside. 

It's also got a $1 million custom teak wine and cigar room, complete with 440 bottles of Napa's finest nectar ... not to mention $1.5 million worth of art scattered throughout. 

Oh, and you're also looking over the Pacific from the Castle ... in case that wasn't obvious.

Elvis Presley Take Your Shot at the King's Gun ... If Ya Got $95k!!!

10/17/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

One of Elvis Presley's beloved pieces -- a Smith & Wesson -- can be yours, but it's gonna take a king's ransom to get it! See what we did there? 

Elvis' .38 caliber Smith & Wesson Chief Special revolver is now for sale through Moments in Time -- and it's going for a whopping $95,000 ... first come, first served.

The gun was originally purchased by The King himself at a Memphis gun shop in 1971 ... where the paperwork shows he also bought 5 other revolvers the same day. Elvis was a low-key gun nut, who often unloaded on his TVs.   

Elvis had this particular firearm engraved with his T.C.B. lighting bolt logo -- which stood for Taking Care of Business in a flash. 

We're told he eventually gifted the gun to his bodyguard, but it's unclear if Elvis ever used it. Either way, folks ... it's now or never! Yup, we did it again. 

Tapatio Sues Duuuuuuuude ... You Stole Nuestro Famoso Logo!!!

10/17/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tapatio's turning up the heat and going after a guy who's trying to start a different kind of blaze ... while allegedly ripping off the company's iconic sombrero-wearing mascot.

Tapatio -- arguably the most famous hot sauce in America -- is suing the guy behind the marijuana-infused "Trapatio" hot sauce claiming that product's using an eerily similar logo.

In docs, obtained by TMZ, Tapatio says its famous "charro" -- or Mexican cowboy -- logo belongs to them and "Trapatio" is marketing itself with a similar name and an almost identical man in a sombrero, yellow jacket and red tie. Not to mention jacking their font.

Tapatio thinks the similarities will make loyal customers think it's in bed with the pot sauce ... which comes fully loaded with 400 mg of THC. The OG sauce's lawsuit is pretty blunt -- quit duping us, and fork over the profits "Trapatio" has already made.

Katsoro in 'The Human Centipede' 'Memba Him?!

10/17/2017 12:10 AM PDT

Akihiro Kitamura is best known for playing the frontman Katsuro -- opposite Dieter Laser as Dr. Heiter -- in the 2009 unifying scary movie 'The Human Centipede.' Guess what he looks like now! 

Tom Petty Private Funeral Service at Temple ... Attended by Fam

10/16/2017 6:44 PM PDT
Breaking News

Tom Petty was honored this week in a private service that appears to have been attended by only his family and closest friends ... at the same place a Beatle was laid to rest.

Tom's daughter, AnnaKim Violette Petty, posted a handful of photos from the service Monday, which was held at the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine in the Pacific Palisades. George Harrison's funeral was also held there in 2001. He was a bandmate of Tom's in The Traveling Wilburys.

We care about each other and love our bad ass father💜

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Not many details about the procession were immediately released, but the temple was closed to the public on Monday. 

We broke the story ... Tom died earlier this month after going into full cardiac arrest ... and ultimately being taken off life support by his family. 

His official cause of death is still a mystery ... as the results of a complete autopsy are pending.

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Elvis Presley's Co. Sued Screw Heartbreak ... You Run a Lung Disease Hotel!!!

10/16/2017 6:03 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Elvis Presley Enterprises runs a disease-infested hotel where the water is full of bacteria infiltrating guests' lungs ... according to a new lawsuit.

The company that runs all things Elvis has just been sued by Jennifer Walker, who says she stayed at the Guest House at Graceland this summer -- and contracted Legionnaires' disease during the vacay.

Walker says she spent a lot of time at the hotel pool and hot tub and started suffering symptoms of the chronic lung affliction -- such as coughing, difficulty breathing and loss of appetite -- and was diagnosed with Legionnaires' later that same month.

According to the suit, a county health department investigation of the hotel -- which is right next to Graceland -- found the sprinkler system tested positive for Legionnella bacteria.

There have been other deaths allegedly tied to an outbreak at the hotel, and EPE is already facing a wrongful death lawsuit.

Walker is suing for negligence and wants an unspecified amount in damages. To be clear, she is not suing Elvis' estate or the actual Graceland property.

Harvey Weinstein Could Be Silenced and Booted From TWC Board Meeting

10/16/2017 3:53 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Harvey Weinstein could be cut off at the knees at Tuesday's Board of Directors meeting, because there are signs the Board might fire him ... which we're told would guarantee litigation.

Harvey, who is still a member of the Board despite being fired from The Weinstein Co., plans to participate in Tuesday's meeting via speakerphone -- he's currently in Arizona for rehab.

As we reported, Weinstein and his lawyer, Patty Glaser, plan to challenge his firing, claiming there was no basis to remove him from the company based on his Oct. 2015 employment contract.

A source from TWC tells TMZ, "Harvey's role in the meeting will be very limited." We know that's not Weinstein's intention -- he and Glaser plan to fight the firing tooth and nail.

Our Harvey Weinstein sources smell a rat, and believe the Board may start the meeting with a motion to kick him off the Board. If that happens, they can disconnect the speakerphone and kick Glaser out of the boardroom. 

If that happens, there would be no debate over Weinstein's firing, but our sources say it would guarantee a lawsuit. Based on what we know from the contract, Weinstein might have to go to arbitration, but his side believes if the Board fights dirty they'd want this to end up in court.

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