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Anna Faris Something Brewin' with New Boyfriend

10/18/2017 8:03 PM PDT

Anna Faris and her new boyfriend Michael Barrett weren't hiding anything over a month ago ... sippin' beers and hanging out at a local carnival.

Pics have surfaced of the new couple in Malibu taken early September showing the pair enjoying a cold one and taking in the sights. Faris and Barrett aren't handsy at all ... but definitely seem to be enjoying each other's company.

TMZ broke the story ... the two were spotted out in Malibu and The Palisades in the last few weeks. We're told they met on the set of "Overboard" a movie set for release in 2018 in which Anna stars and Barrett's working as a cinematographer.

The couple that carnivals together ... 

Steely Dan's Donald Fagen Insurance Co. Stiffing Me for Canceled Tour

10/18/2017 4:53 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kanye West and Donald Fagen have something in common -- major beef with the insurance companies for their tours, and like Yeezy ... Fagen's suing his, claiming it's failed to pay up.

The Steely Dan singer says he took out a policy with International Insurance Company of Hannover to cover his 28 solo tour dates this year in North America and Japan. As bad luck would have it ... Donald says he got sick in September with an upper respiratory tract infection, severe sore throat as well as sinus and headache pains.

The illness came just one week after his musical partner Walter Becker passed away.

Donald had to cancel his remaining shows, and filed a claim for the insurer to cover any financial losses due to the canceled gigs. In the suit, obtained by TMZ, Donald says the company gave him the runaround, demanding more paperwork and medical opinions.

As we first reported, Kanye filed a similar lawsuit against Lloyd's of London after his breakdown last year forced an early end to his tour.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's fed up ... and wants a judge to force his insurer to fork over more than $1 million.

Anna Faris New Couple Alert He's a Cinematographer!!

10/18/2017 4:22 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Anna Faris is back on the dating horse and just like when she met Chris Pratt, this hookup started at work ... TMZ has learned.

We're told Anna's now dating Michael Barrett ... a 47-year-old cinematographer with credits on "Ted," "About Last Night," "Zookeeper," and most recently "Overboard" ... which stars Anna. 

There were no signs of romance during production earlier this year, but fast-forward to September when we know they were spending more time together. They were spotted together in Malibu at Neptune's Net, and witnesses tell us they looked very couple-y.

And just this week, they hit up a Pacific Palisades restaurant TWICE, with more reports of PDA.

Chris and Anna fans no doubt remember they met in 2007 on the set of "Take Me Home Tonight."

Anna's new pairing comes 2 months after she and Chris announced their separation. It was clear they were ready to move on when they quickly stopped wearing their rings

We've reached out to Anna's camp, so far no word back.

'Buffy' Star Nicholas Brendon Felony Arrest for Dragging Down GF by Her Hair

10/18/2017 4:21 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

'Buffy the Vampire' star Nicholas Brendon ended up back in handcuffs, and posing for yet another mug shot after an alleged drunken attack on his girlfriend ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Brendon and the woman were at a Palm Springs hotel bar on October 12 when she got up to go back to their room. We're told Nicholas sat her back down by yanking her arm.

She got up again, but this time Brendon -- who's had numerous arrests in recent years -- pulled her down by her hair ... according to law enforcement. We're told a hotel employee called cops, who arrested Brendon for felony domestic violence.

We've reached out to a rep for Nicholas, so far no word back. 

Ozzfest Sues OZY Fest Ripped Off Ozzy's Namesake!!!

10/18/2017 3:15 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Someone's trying to make a buck off Ozzy Osbourne's name and his long-running concert festival ... according to a new lawsuit.

Ozzy's company's unleashing their lawyers on a Central Park music event called OZY Fest -- short for OZY Fusion Fest -- which went down this past July and featured acts like Jason Derulo and Talib Kweli. Despite the name ... rock's Prince of Darkness, Ozzy, was NOT part of the lineup.

According to the suit, Ozzfest -- which has been a thing for more than 20 years -- fired off a cease and desist letter, warning that  the event, and its logo, were confusing music fans. OZY Fest claimed it wasn't a concert, and more of a "media-focused event" -- whatever that means.

Team Ozzy's calling BS, especially because OZY Fest's own website describes it as an "all-day party that brings together incredible music." So, yeah ... just like Ozzy's incredibly popular and already established festival.

Ozzfest is suing to prevent an encore use of the name, and for profits from that July show.

Justin Trudeau Breaks Down Over Gord Downie Death

10/18/2017 1:55 PM PDT
Breaking News

Justin Trudeau needs a hug today, and some tissues -- the Canadian Prime Minister completely lost it while talking about the death of his friend, The Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie.

Trudeau was a huge fan of the beloved Canadian rock band, and went to their last gig a year ago.

He addressed Downie's death Wednesday, saying Gord loved Canada deeply and wanted to make it a better place. As he fought back tears, Trudeau said, "We are less of a country without [him]."

Downie died Tuesday night after an almost 2-year battle with brain cancer. He was 53.

Trudeau's news conference was just the start ... he also posted a heartfelt statement honoring his pal as "a rock star, artist, and poet whose evocative lyrics came to define a country." #RIP

Sen. Marco Rubio O.J. Can Come Back to Florida But He Ain't Gonna Like It

10/18/2017 12:18 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

O.J. Simpson can return to Florida, but he ain't gonna get a sunshiny welcome -- so says Senator Marco Rubio ... who seems pretty against The Juice lettin' loose in his home state.

"What can I do about that?" Rubio told TMZ Sports when we got him in D.C. ... "He has a right to live wherever he wants."

Technically, yes ... though Florida's Attorney General has strongly objected to O.J. coming back to his old digs. 

Marco didn't come at O.J. as hard, but he did tell us there ain't much love for Juice in the area.

Rubio would know ... after politicking in Florida for two decades.

The bottom line -- Marco thinks O.J.'s better off staying in his Vegas 'hood ... where he's been hunkering down since his release.

Museum of Ice Cream Upping Its Sprinkle Game For the Environment

10/18/2017 11:15 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The Museum of Ice Cream has been a huge hit for dessert lovers in L.A. and San Francisco this year ... but now some folks are screaming about the harm it's doing to the environment.

The museum's main attraction -- the Sprinkle Pool -- isn't all rainbows according to critics who've pointed out the tiny plastic sprinkles get carried out to the streets in people's clothes and become litter ... which could end up in the water and be a danger to marine life.

A rep for the museum tells TMZ ... it's aware of the environmental concerns and working on a fix, including creating a biodegradable sprinkle for the Sprinkle Pools. We're told California's top environmental specialists have been consulted on the issue as well.

In the meantime ... the museum claims it's ramping up its cleaning efforts to minimize the amount of plastic sprinkles that make their way outside its walls ... and encourages guests to do a "double shake" before leaving.

Fans of the ice cream attraction don't have to worry, though -- it's staying open until December ... so there's still plenty of time to get a Sprinkle Pool pic for the 'gram.

Kim Kardashian Big Fun with My Lil Pumpkins

10/18/2017 11:02 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kim Kardashian sure knows how to pick 'em ... pumpkins, that is.

Kim hit up a pumpkin patch Tuesday outside L.A. with North and Saint, and a little friend of theirs tagging along. Not like picking out pumpkins isn't fun enough -- the kids, including Kim, also got to enjoy an inflatable slide.

No sign of Kanye there -- he was probably laying low at home like he has been lately. All good though ... Kim held down the hay fort.

Yes, it's the great pumpkin (patch), Kim Kardashian!

Frank Ocean In Your Face, Dad! Wins Defamation Suit

10/18/2017 10:43 AM PDT

Frank Ocean's father got his day in court and lost the defamation suit he filed against his son for calling him a bigot.

The singer's dad, Calvin Cooksey, had sued him ... claiming Frank defamed him with a social media post recalling a story from his childhood. Frank said his pop had called a transgender waitress "a f****t."

A judge heard the case in L.A. Tuesday, and ruled in favor of Frank ... saying Cooksey failed to prove his son had defamed him at all. Frank's attorney tells us, "It was a sad case, but we are glad that it ended in Frank's favor and that it is over."

Kim Zolciak Don't Robe Me the Wrong Way

10/18/2017 9:58 AM PDT

Kim Zolciak unveiled a new way to avoid pat downs at TSA -- just leave very little to the imagination. She also unveiled her boobs ... almost. 

The 'RHOA' star looked like she'd just rolled out of bed -- rocking nothing but jeans and a bathrobe -- as she caught a flight out of Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport. The robe was hanging on for dear life too. 

She's notoriously known for being tardy, especially for flights, so we get why she'd try to save time.

Kim was en route to Gucci Mane's wedding in Miami. He tied the knot Tuesday night at an all-white affair, where Kim actually covered up her girls more ... but just a bit more.  

Marcia Clark Buckle Up, Harvey Weinstein ... Expect Criminal Charges!!

10/18/2017 9:46 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Harvey Weinstein's troubles are just beginning, because in Marcia Clark's expert legal opinion ... he'll likely be facing a criminal jury soon.

We got the famed O.J. Simpson prosecutor at LAX Wednesday and she said accusers coming forward, and lawsuits are just the start for Weinstein. The next step, she says, could be criminal charges.

Marcia knows of what she speaks -- on Tuesday the L.A. City Attorney encouraged any victims to come forward and report sexual harassment or abuse in the workplace.

It's clear she's keeping an eye on the whole scandal -- so, our guy asked if Marcia would be willing to take it on as a prosecutor. She's long since left that gig but a woman can dream, can't she?

Jay-Z's Charity Concert J Lo, Bey & Cardi B Dominate Brooklyn

10/18/2017 7:36 AM PDT

Jay-Z's got game ... judging from the smoking hot artists he attracted to his charity concert.

Jay's wife Bey, Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B were among the stars who attended Tuesday night at the third annual Tidal X benefit concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The proceeds benefited hurricane relief efforts in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico and also Mexico after its devastating earthquake last month.

Chris Brown, Fabolous, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, T.I., Daddy Yankee, Iggy Azalea were among the many stars who showed up. Rosie Perez and Lin-Manuel Miranda also made appearances.

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