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Chris Cornell Celeb Friends and Fans Show Love At Hollywood Burial Service

5/26/2017 12:48 PM PDT
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Chris Cornell's family, bandmates and famous friends gathered by the dozens to pay their respects as his ashes are laid in his final resting place ... the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

The private event was attended by Brad Pitt, Pharrell, Dave Grohl, Lisa Marie Presley, Dave Navarro, Jimmy Page, Courtney Love, Gavin Rossdale, James Franco, Christian Bale, Josh Brolin, Billy Idol, Joe Walsh, Lars UlrichJames Hetfield and many more.

The beloved singer was eulogized by Tom Morello, Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament and Matt Cameron, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington and Brad Delson, Soundgarden's Kim Thayil and Brolin.

Chris' wife, Vicky, was there, supported by loved ones through the ceremony. 

Of course, the members of Cornell's bands, Audioslave and Soundgarden, were also there.

As we first reported ... Chris was cremated Tuesday. Fans will be allowed into the burial site later Friday afternoon.

Chris Cornell Ashes Buried Next to Johnny Ramone

5/26/2017 2:17 PM PDT
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Chris Cornell's final resting place is right next to another rock 'n' roll legend ... his dear friend, Johnny Ramone.

Chris' ashes were placed in a gravesite Friday ... just 12 feet away from the Ramones' lead guitarist's monument in Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Johnny and Chris were very close, and Chris even referred to his pal as "one of rock's most indestructible icons."

We're told Cornell's family just recently purchased the adjacent plot for around $120k. Hundreds of Chris' dear friends and family members flocked around the site, which only has flowers on it now.

Sources at Hollywood Forever tell us a monument, much like Johnny's but smaller, will eventually be placed there.

Ariana Grande I'm Going Back to Manchester for Benefit Show

5/26/2017 11:14 AM PDT
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Ariana Grande wants to help her fans heal after the horrific terrorist attack at her concert ... and she's going back to Manchester to start the process.

Ariana is speaking out about the bombing, saying, "I'll be returning to the incredibly brave city of Manchester to spend time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honor of and to raise money for the victims and their families."

She boldly declared she would not allow the attack to change the purpose of her tour -- to provide "a safe space for my fans."

'RHOBH' Star Erika Jayne Having Surgery for 'DWTS' Injury ... Didn't Blow Off Last Dance

5/26/2017 11:06 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Erika Jayne wasn't being stuck-up on the finale of "Dancing with the Stars" like some fans accused her of being -- she skipped the final group performance because she needed surgery.

The 'Real Housewives' star is at an L.A. hospital Friday to have surgery to fix an upper body tear she suffered during the show. Sources with 'DWTS' tell us ... Jayne felt like something was wrong during a dance in early April.

Doctors confirmed the injury, but we're told she pressed on without telling anyone ... because she didn't want to play the sympathy card. She was eliminated shortly thereafter.

Doctors told her she should stop all dancing after that, which is why she sat on the sidelines -- on top of a unicorn -- during the finale.

We reached out to ABC about Erika's injury ... they had no comment.

Mel B, Stephen Belafonte Rich Woman, Poor Man Big Money on the Line in Divorce

5/26/2017 10:58 AM PDT
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Stephen Belafonte says he's flat broke and wants Mel B to ante up in a big way so he doesn't go under.

Stephen has filed legal docs in his divorce case saying he's tapped out to the point he's couch surfing with friends ... unable to afford a place of his own after being kicked out of the family home.

Speaking of the family home ... it's up for sale for $8 mil, but Stephen says Mel B's making it super difficult to sell. He claims an NFL player was interested in the home but she refused to show it to him.

He doesn't say how much he wants in spousal support but does say, "We lived a very comfortable, upper-class lifestyle ... money was never an obstacle." Now he says he has a $60k balance on a credit card, can't pay it off and it's ruining his credit.

He says he's making squat ... no money at all, but she's raking in between $220k and $250k a month. He says in 2015, she scored $1.587 mil from "America's Got Talent." He says she gets $300k a year from Jenny Craig and $400k a year from other stuff.

As for him, he says all the negative stories surrounding the divorce have cost him an opportunity to earn $500k on a project.

Stephen also wants at least $200k for his divorce lawyers and $55k for his accountant.

Hillary Clinton Bottle o' White Got Me Through

5/26/2017 10:10 AM PDT
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Hillary Clinton inspired grads at her alma mater ... to lean on the bottle when times get tough.

That's mostly a joke, but HRC did talk about how she's been coping during her commencement speech Friday at Wellesley College.

She was cracking wise about the election loss, but did fall back into campaign mode ... with a trademark coughing fit.

Not to worry ... she squeezed in a subtle jab at President Trump, saying ... "In the years to come there will be trolls galore. They may even call you a nasty woman."

Mariah Carey Here's My Advice on Marriage ... (Listen Up, Nick!)

5/26/2017 9:48 AM PDT
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Mariah Carey dropped some knowledge on us about marriage -- when to get into it, and when to get out -- and also dropped a big hint about what's really going on with Nick Cannon these days.

Mimi came off like a real-life therapist Thursday in Bev Hills, where she was on a mystery "mission" ... and the TMZ Celebrity Tour spotted her. When our tour guide/photog asked why she and Nick have been hanging out so much lately ... MC got philosophical.

It's an awesome interaction because Mariah clearly wanted to share her life lessons. She also showed a lot of love to fans as she literally stopped traffic.

Okay. The doctor will see you now ...

Barack Obama Is Laughing At Us

5/26/2017 7:20 AM PDT

Barack Obama's not just on vacation -- he's on the most EPIC vacay, and it's starting to feel like he's rubbing it in your face.

Prez 44 was celebrating and grinning Friday all over Scotland's St Andrews Golf Club ... birthplace of the sport he's apparently trying to turn pro in now. Based on his face, we'd say Barack was killing it on the Old Course.

He's made a point of hitting the links almost everywhere he's been since leaving office -- starting in Palm Springs and most recently in Italy. Gotta say ... no one in history's done retirement better.

Just to run down his passport stamps since January: Virgin Islands, French Polynesia, Italy, Germany, Scotland. PLUS the reported $60 mil he and Michelle are getting for their memoirs. 

Ha! What White House?

Chris Cornell Wife's Chilling Account Of Singer's Last Moments

5/26/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chris Cornell's wife knew something was terribly wrong with her husband during their last conversation, and it brought her back 14 years to when Chris was abusing prescription meds.

We now know what Vicky told friends and family, and it's a chilling story. The following is what she told them.

Vicky says her last conversation with Chris came about 30 minutes before his body was found hanging in a Detroit hotel room. Vicky says just before Chris called her, the lights in their family home -- which Chris could control remotely from his phone -- began flickering on and off. When he called she asked him if he had just manipulated the lights and he said no -- that he did it an hour before.

Vicky immediately became suspicious because Chris was onstage an hour before. Things got more ominous as he began slurring, and every minute the slurring got worse. He was complaining about the show and his crew, saying, "They f***ed up again. They had 3 days to fix my in-ears and I was getting static. I couldn't hear."  

He then started to complain, "I blew my voice. I blew my voice." He kept repeating it. And then he changed the subject to something that made no sense.

Vicky says she knew something was seriously wrong and said to Chris, "I need to know what you took tonight. You don't sound right, sweetheart." He replied, "I was really angry and I just took 2 Ativan. I'm really pissed and I had to calm myself down."  

Vicky replied, "I need to know what you took. It doesn't sound like 2 Ativan. It sounds like you took something else. You need to tell me now what you took. I forgive you."

Vicky says at that point Chris' entire demeanor changed. He got aggressive -- not toward her -- but his tone was "cocky and aggressive." She says she immediately had a flashback to 14 years before, when Chris was abusing Oxycontin ... when it got so bad at one point he nearly died.

Chris then changed the subject and made no sense at all. Vicky panicked, hung up and called Chris' bodyguard, begging him to race over to his room and get inside, and she said if he had to knock the door down then so be it. She had never had someone check on him in 14 years, but she was afraid he would die.

She says the bodyguard knocked down the front door but couldn't knock down the second, so she used a second phone to call the hotel and plead with them to open the interior door. She was screaming, "He's having a heart attack."

Vicky was still on the phone with the bodyguard when he was able to knock down the second door and saw Chris' body hanging from an exercise band. 

Vicky says it took around 30 minutes from the time she hung up with Chris to the time the bodyguard found Chris.

As we reported, sources connected with the investigation tell us EMTs and cops saw fresh track marks on Chris' arm. Vicky says she never knew Chris to use needles and says just before he left for Detroit that afternoon, he was walking the streets of New York with her in a t-shirt and there was no evidence of track marks on his body.

Shaq Breaks Out Grotesque Monster Foot ... On 'Inside the NBA'

5/26/2017 6:53 AM PDT

If you're about to eat breakfast ... DON'T!!!!

This video is gonna make you hurl your cronut (are people still eating those?). 

Shaquille O'Neal decided to peel off his shoe and reveal his hideous MONSTER FOOT on "Inside the NBA" on Thursday ... and it was gross. 

Everyone on the panel was disgusted. Ernie Johnson said Shaq's foot looked like "a potato and four toes."

Gotta admit ... the foot actually looks better than the last time we saw it

But the bar ain't high.

WWE Cancels Manchester Event ... In Wake Of Bombing

5/26/2017 6:15 AM PDT
Breaking News

The WWE is pulling the plug on a big event scheduled to go down in Manchester next month "out of respect for all those affected by the Manchester tragedy."

Click here... it's not over yet

Lil Yachty Gets Mobbed ... Starts INSANE Food Fight!!!

5/26/2017 6:52 AM PDT

Lil Yachty's probably a Mobb Deep fan ... it's how he rolls in Hollywood.

The 19-year-old rapper practically took over Hollywood Blvd. with a fan meetup Thursday for his "Teenage Emotions" album release party. It's pretty cool ... he strolls with some hardcore fans as curious peeps look on wondering what the commotion's all about.

Yachty even runs into Hollywood's favorite Wookiee warrior.

The mass eventually ended up at Loews Hollywood Hotel where the rapper for some reason decided a food fight had to go down. Cops were not called following the destruction and it's unclear if Yachty's in hot water with the hotel.

Teenagers these days ...

'How i Met Your Mother' Josh Radnor Sued Over Big Deck

5/26/2017 7:04 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Josh Radnor is rich and famous, and he's also got a huge deck that just got him sued.

The "How I Met Your Mother" star owns a house in the Hollywood Hills. According to the lawsuit, the prior owner of Radnor's property had a right to extend his property to the neighbor's land, but only if he maintained a retaining wall and walkway.

Fast forward to 2016 ... Radnor, according to the lawsuit, knocked down the retaining wall and built a deck that extended over the neighbor's property. The deck sounds awesome -- seating area and all. 

Problem is ... the neighbor thinks the easement went poof when Radnor destroyed the retaining wall.

According to the lawsuit, the neighbor demanded that Radnor tear down the deck ... to no avail.

We reached out to Radnor's publicist, so far no word back.

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