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Mariah Carey Packer Went Berserk on Dancer ... Banned Him From Her Shows

10/27/2016 5:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1027_Mariah-Careys-banned-dancerJames Packer went crazy on a guy he suspected was making moves on Mariah Carey ... sources connected with Mariah tell TMZ.

Our Mariah sources say Packer grew jealous of her relationship with Bryan Tanaka -- her dancer and choreographer -- and the tension boiled over in June at Mariah's show.

We're told Bryan wasn't dancing that night due to an injury, so Packer thought it was weird he botherd to show up. Packer pulled Bryan into a room for a little mano a mano. Our sources say there was a ton of yelling, but it's unclear if it got physical.

We're told Packer was so crazed he used his casino ties -- he owns several in Australia and Asia -- to get Tanaka banned from Caesar's Palace, where MC performs.

We're told Mariah didn't make a fuss because Bryan, who was nursing a knee injury, wasn't dancing. Mariah sources say she feared Packer. As we've reported, she thinks he's "mentally unstable."

Our Mariah sources think James got suspicious after she gave Bryan a lap dance -- a staple in her show -- during a May performance in South Africa.

Mike Pence Plane Slides Off Runway In NYC

10/27/2016 5:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1027_mike_pence_plane_twitter-2Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence had a scare Thursday when his campaign jet slid off the runway after landing in NYC.

Pence flew into a rainy LaGuardia Airport, which is notorious for its short runways. The VP candidate told reporters the worst of it was some mud splashing on the cockpit windows ... and he's doing just fine.

No injuries were reported. The airport was closed in the aftermath.

Trump Star Vandal Green Eggs and Slam

10/27/2016 4:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The vandal who went to town on Donald Trump's star has more than enough money to defend himself in court ... he has a massive Dr. Seuss art collection and, get this, his great great granddad created the Otis Elevator Company!

James Otis just got out of jail after being arrested for felony vandalism, and he has quite the pedigree. In addition to the lift ... James' great grandfather on his mom's side invented Listerine, and James himself boasts the biggest Dr. Seuss art collection in the country.

So ... he might write:

I do not like Trump here or there
I do not like Trump with his hair
I do not like Trump and his wall
I do not like Trump at all
I do not like Trump with Billy Bush
But I do think Trump likes a big fat tush
I do not like Trump in a car
But I do like smashing Trump's Hollywood star


Dakota Fanning Parents Split ... Hot Dad Back on the Market

10/27/2016 3:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1027-dakota-fanning-parents-tmz-getty-ffn-01Dakota Fanning's mom and dad are done after almost 27 years ... TMZ has learned. 

Dakota's dad, Steven Fanning, just filed for divorce from his wife, Heather, citing irreconcilable differences. Their kids are both of age, so child support isn't an issue -- Dakota's 22, Elle is 18. 

As for spousal support, it's as a bit of a mystery ... Steve didn't check any boxes asking for support from Heather. 

That said, he says he still needs to figure out how he and Heather are going to split their property. But we're guessing this stud will be just fine when it's all said and done.

Mariah Carey Packer 'Mentally Unstable' and 'Violent'

10/27/2016 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1027_mariah_carey_james_packer_tmz_gettyJames Packer "is not in his right mind" ... so claim people who Mariah Carey has downloaded with info about her bitter breakup.

Our Mariah sources tell us, "she had to leave him" and he hasn't been "present for her" in a couple of months. They call James "mentally unstable."

Even more serious ... the sources say the last straw for the relationship was that he got "violent" a month ago on a yacht in Greece.

TMZ broke the story ... Mariah claimed Packer was really terrible to her assistant on the boat, and that sent her packing.

Packer's camp tells TMZ ... Mariah's allegations are "simply untrue."

Mariah Carey, James Packer Done for Good Bad Blood Flows

10/27/2016 2:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1027-mariah-carey-james-packer-tmz-getty-02Mariah Carey and James Packer are not only broken up for good, there is extreme animosity between the two ... sources connected with the former couple tell TMZ.

TMZ broke the story ... the relationship was turbulent for a long time, but the last straw was a yacht trip to Greece a month ago, when James allegedly did something to Mariah's assistant ... or so she says.

We're told James' version of events is radically different from Mariah's ... and behind the scenes there's tremendous bitterness on both sides.

Although details of the breakup are still sketchy, one thing we know ... it's over.

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HGTV's 'Flip Or Flop' Stars Caught Scamming People For MAJOR Money -- Read The Crazy Report!

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Alec Baldwin Lawsuit Too Late to Bitch About 'Fake' Art ... Says Gallery Owner

10/27/2016 1:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1027-alec-baldwin-TMZ-01It's a case of too bad, so sad for Alec Baldwin ... according to the art gallery owner he's suing for selling him a "fake" painting. 

Mary Boone responded to Baldwin's suit, saying the actor waited more than 6 years to file the suit over "Sea and Mirror" -- the Ross Bleckner painting Boone's gallery sold him for $190k. In docs, Boone's legal team says the statute of limitations has run out, so Baldwin's got no beef ... legally speaking.

Further, she claims Baldwin committed tax fraud. Boone's attorneys claim he should have paid $16,625 in NY city and state tax on the painting, but instead had it "shipped momentarily" to his Cali home, then back to his NYC pad.

Translation: He has unclean hands in this deal, and therefore shouldn't be pointing fingers at her in court.

Boone says she's not conceding Alec's counterfeit claims are true ... she's just not addressing it because his lawsuit's too late. She's asking the court to toss the case.


Mariah, James Packer Something Really Bad Happened in Greece

10/27/2016 11:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1027-mariah-carey-james-packer-tmz-gettyMariah Carey and James Packer haven't seen each other or spoken for more than a month, after something happened during their vacation on a yacht in Greece ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected with Mariah claim James did "something really bad" involving her assistant. The sources would not elaborate but we're told after the alleged incident Mariah bailed on the vacation, got off the boat and returned to L.A.

As we reported, the couple has broken up, at least for now. 


Rob Kardashian Suspect in Criminal Threat Investigation

10/27/2016 11:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1027-rob-kardashian-pilot-jones-blac-chyna-tmz-instagram-04update_graphic_red_bar1:36 PM PT -- Blac just went off on Pilot, saying the photo in question was taken over 2 years ago. Blac's adamant she never slept with Pilot and adds that the entire ordeal is a ploy to drum up hype for his new track.update_grey_gray_barRob Kardashian is under criminal investigation for allegedly threatening a man with some pretty close ties to Blac Chyna.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... Rob allegedly physically threatened Pilot Jones, who's been hanging with Blac Chyna. We're told Rob threatened to do Pilot harm.

The allegations come on the heels of photos that surfaced showing Blac and Pilot making out. 

We're told Pilot is scared, partly because of a string of text messages, which include Rob telling Pilot, "Leave my wife alone. I'm not playing with you."

Our law enforcement sources say, there are other texts in which Rob generally threatens Pilot with physical harm if he doesn't stay away from Blac Chyna, although as one source says, the threat is "a little murky and general."

We've learned LAPD's Threat Management Unit is investigating. 

In other news...

WHAT THE...! Crazy New Information On Katie Holmes & Jamie Foxx's Relationship Exposed

You can't trust anyone these days -- this is CRAZY!


Donald Trump We Got Your Star Right Here ... Part of It, Anyway

10/27/2016 10:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1027-donald-trump-emblem-cops-james-otis-tmzLAPD officers got their hands on a piece of Donald Trump's Walk of Fame star ... which had been stashed away after vandal James Otis destroyed it.

Cops recovered the brass emblem with the TV icon from Trump's star at a home in the San Fernando Valley. Law enforcement sources tell us Otis had given it to a family member for safekeeping. He gave up the location during questioning.

As we first reported ... cops nabbed Otis Thursday morning in West Hollywood and he's being booked for felony vandalism. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce says the star is worth $30,000.

As for Trump's nameplate -- it was mostly obliterated during Otis' attack, and he says he did not take the pieces.


Sia 'Naked and Afraid' Star Horsing Around for 'Cheap Thrills'

10/27/2016 9:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sia and Halloween make grown men and mini horses do weird things.  

"Naked and Afraid XL" star Jake Nodar recreated Sia's "Cheap Thrills" video with his 6-year-old stallion, Tyrion, after seeing her in concert inspired him to dress up as one of Sia's dancers for Halloween.

Jake, who's a horse trainer by day, admits Tyrion is a bit of an attention whore ... and sure enough he busted out some killer dance moves in the vid. It's debatable which of them has better bangs.

Sia's a huge animal lover so we're guessing she'll love this kinda horseplay.


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SELFIE NIGHTMARE: Drunk Girl Crashes Car Into Cop While Taking Nude Selfie -- OUCH!

This highly illegal selfie is now worth a FORTUNE!


TMZ Live 'NCIS' Star Mark Harmon: Dog Attacks Crew Member On Set!

10/26/2016 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Donald Trump's Star Vandal Arrested

10/27/2016 7:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1027-james-otis-Facebook-trump-star-01The guy who destroyed Donald Trump's Walk of Fame star got busted by cops Thursday morning.

LAPD tracked down James Otis in West Hollywood as he was leaving a home, and took him into custody. We're told he was cooperative as officers arrested him for felony vandalism.

Otis was planning to hold a news conference in a few hours ... then turn himself in to cops, but LAPD clearly wasn't down for his dog and pony show.

As we reported ... Otis took a pickax to Trump's star early Wednesday. He came on "TMZ Live" a few hours later to confess and explain why he had it out for the GOP candidate. 

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