Maya Rudolph just filed the birth certificate for her baby -- which is interesting because she gave birth A YEAR AGO.
According to to the document -- obtained by TMZ -- Maya and longtime partner Paul Thomas Anderson gave birth to a baby girl on Aug. 1, 2013 ... naming her Minnie Ida Anderson after Maya's mother, Minnie Riperton.
Everything was pretty much on the down low until the certificate was filed Tuesday in L.A. The reason -- Maya gave birth at home, so there was no hospital to record the birth.
In California ... birth certificates must be filed before the baby turns 1, so Maya and Paul got in just under the wire.
Happy birthday, Minnie!
I Needed a 'Social Lubricant'
21 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Zac doesn't mention any drug or drink by name ... we broke the story he had 2 stints in rehab last year for cocaine and Molly.
The actor says it became impossible to go out in the world because, as he put it, the press followed him everywhere. So he needed what he called a "social lubricant" to muster the courage to venture outside his house.
You gotta hear Zac talk about his problem and how he's now put it in check. It's interesting.
Cause of Death
Fatal Heart Attack
7/29/2014 10:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A massive heart attack killed actor James Garner.
According to the death certificate -- obtained by TMZ -- Garner died from acute myocardial infarction.
"The Rockford Files" star died July 19 at his Los Angeles home.
The death certificate says Garner -- who also starred in "The Notebook" -- suffered from coronary artery disease.
Garner was one of the first stars to become mega-successful on both TV and in the movies. Among his many achievements ... "Maverick" -- a massive TV hit from 1957 - 1962. He co-starred with Mel Gibson in the big screen version in '94.
NFL Star John Abraham
DUI Arrest While Leaving Strip Club
... at 4:00 PM!!!
7/29/2014 10:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
NFL star John Abraham was leaving the Pink Pony strip club -- AT 4PM -- when he was arrested for DUI in Georgia ... this according to a police report obtained by TMZ Sports.
Kiefer And I Drank Hard During '24'
7/29/2014 9:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kiefer Sutherland didn't just drink while filming -- "24" co-star Giles Matthey says ... he drank BIG ... which is interesting in the wake of Freddie Prinze, Jr.'s recent rant.
Giles played Jordan Reed on the latest season of the hit show and was known to partake in an adult beverage or two (or 3 or 4) with Kiefer. When we caught up to him back in May, Giles said there's no hops or barley on Jack Bauer's party menu -- only WHISKEY.
"No beers for him," Giles tells us.
This comes on the heels of former "24" star Prinze going off on Kiefer yesterday -- as we reported ... Prinze claimed Kiefer would regularly show up on set drunk and was so unprofessional Freddie almost quit acting altogether.
Cool thing is -- this video was shot two months ago, so Giles wasn't reacting to recent events.
Gotta give it to Kiefer, though ... when he goes hard, so does everybody else -- he's well known for ringing the bell and hooking up the entire bar.
Beverly Hills Cops
School Condo Residents on Bieber Trouble
7/29/2014 8:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Beverly Hills police paid a visit to the condo in which Justin Bieber is living … trying to calm down residents who are in meltdown mode because of the singer's antics.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the officers were there to do some "community policing" and spoke with various homeowners in the building ... and the conversation was all about the Biebs. We're told the main topic was noise.
As TMZ first reported, Bieber's neighbors called police six times in one weekend ... four of them to specifically complain about loud partying courtesy of Bieber and his crew.
We're told the officers also spoke about basic security measures and how to best handle the increased traffic in the neighborhood from both fans and tour buses.
And get this ... the residents are lawyering up in case they decide to go to war with the singer. We're told the HOA has hired an attorney specifically to handle Bieber-related issues.
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Kandi Burruss' Tour Demands
Don't Even Think of KFC
I WANT POPEYES!
7/29/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kandi Burruss' backstage demands are HILARIOUS ... whatever you do, don't screw with her Popeyes fried chicken!
TMZ has obtained a copy of Burruss' contract rider ... listing her demands for the touring production of her musical show, "A Mother's Love" ... and she's VERY picky.
When it comes to food ... the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star demands Popeyes fried chicken. The contract states: "Please do not substitute for KFC or Churches, we know the difference."
But ... even though she won't eat KFC birds ... she insists on KFC cole slaw.
Burruss is just as finicky about her bathroom requirements ... a brand new toilet seat for starters -- which must be installed under the supervision of the road manager or an assistant. Plus, the bathroom must be fully stocked with Cottonelle toilet paper and Dove soap.
-a black Mercedes Benz Sprinter
-golf carts and umbrellas in case of rain
-a police escort to skirt traffic jams -- because "under no circumstance shall Kandi be delayed arriving at or departing" from the venue.
Kandi's rep confirms the authenticity of the contract.
Screams His Face Off
on Amusement Park Ride
7/29/2014 6:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
DMX lost his damn mind riding the Sling Shot in Orlando ... and thank the lord someone had the good sense to record the whole thing.
X had our editors working overtime to bleep all the expletives he was hurling out ... and that was before the ride even started! Once X got shot up in the air ... all bets were off.
The video is amazing on so many levels, but perhaps the best part ... it's the rare clip of DMX that doesn't end with him in handcuffs.
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Melissa Joan Hart admitted to more than onscreen smooching with her former "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" co-star.
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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'
Offensive 9/11 Tweet
7/29/2014 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Paramount Pictures Australia quickly deleted a tweet promoting the new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie ... featuring the turtles falling from an exploding building ... and a release date of 9/11.
The tweet was posted Tuesday morning and it didn't take long for Twitter users to see what apparently the entire marketing department did not. Retweets included: "WOW. Someone's getting fired for this" ... "Did Paramount really think this was a suitable poster for a movie release on September 11th?" and "'Too soon?' 'Nah, who cares.'"
We reached out to Paramount for comment ... so far, no word back.
7/29/2014 8:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The tribe has spoken -- and the Borderlands babe Mad Moxxi blew away the competition in our annual Comic-Contest -- scoring the $250 prize and some top-secret mystery gifts from TMZ!
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Comic Con 2014
Sexual Harassment Runs Rampant Among the Nerds
7/28/2014 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Andi & Josh
First Public Outing After the Finale
7/29/2014 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
With the finale of "The Bachelorette" having aired Monday night, Andi Dorfman and her new fiancé Josh Murray can finally go out in public together ... and they did so the first chance they got.
Dorfman picked Murray over fellow suitor Nick Viall and the new couple immediately jumped on the red eye at LAX to do the morning shows in New York City.
Andi and Josh clearly couldn't wait to be together -- the video was shot around 9:15 PM PT ... and Dorfman making her pick didn't air on the west coast until around 9:45 PM.
Neighbor Says Come on My Property
I'll Shoot You
7/29/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown may have new, more troubling neighbor issues ... we've found out he's moved deep into the San Fernando Valley, and one of his new neighbors is threatening lethal force if Chris steps onto his property.
Real estate sources tell TMZ ... Chris is renting an 8,000 square foot, 6 bedroom house in Agoura ... it's near the Malibu boarder but technically part of the Valley.
It's a pretty sick pad. It has a commercial ice cream bar, dance studio, billiard room, as well as a tennis court and clubhouse.
Chris likes ragers -- he had one over the weekend -- and there's plenty of space to park 75 cars.
Now the problem. We spoke with one of his neighbors, who said flatly, "It can be the devil. I can care less. I don't care if they're having orgies. It can even be Saddam Hussein for all I care, as long as he doesn't trespass onto my property. If he does, I shoot him."
This guy's seen one too many Clint Eastwood movies.