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Justin & Selena Jettin' Outta Town ... Romantic Holiday Getaway?

12/16/2017 3:33 PM PST

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez look bundled up for a trip ... hinting they're going someplace where they'll need to cuddle up next to the fire together.

The couple were spotted at an airport in Van Nuys, CA Saturday as they headed to their private jet ... and they're packed for at least few days.

It could be a holiday vacay, or maybe just a random getaway ... but it's definitely a sign their relationship's taking off to another level.

And ya know Biebs ... the holidays are a good time for proposals. Just sayin'.

Katy Perry Sings 'Happy Birthday' to Mom With 10,000 Backup Singers

12/16/2017 2:37 PM PST
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Katy Perry knows how to make her mom feel special on her birthday -- get an entire concert audience to sing to her live on a ridiculously huge phone.

Katy -- or "Feather" as her mother, Mary, calls her -- took some stage time during her show in Tampa Friday night to call up Mom for her 70th birthday ... and it was a hit.

Mary then gave the crowd of 10,000 something to look forward to when they get to her age.

Sadly, Katy's mom's bday turned out to be not so great ... the singer says she called her again Saturday, only to find out she was being evacuated from her home due to the California wildfires.

Katy's family joins the list of celebs who've been affected by the Thomas Fire ... now the third largest in CA's state history.

Karrueche Tran Makes Victor Cruz a Happy Man

12/16/2017 11:52 AM PST

Victor Cruz might not be playing in the NFL this season, but he's still got a big smile on his face ... 'cause he's hooking up with Karrueche Tran!!!

The 2 were spotted holding hands in Hollywood Friday on their way to lunch with a friend ... and they definitely look like they're enjoying each other's company.

Karrueche and Victor were allegedly seen together on a movie date around Thanksgiving, but this is the first official PDA.

As we reported ... Chris Brown's ex had moved on to Quavo from Migos back in April, but it apparently didn't last.

Just another reason for the former Pro-Bowler and Super Bowl champ to bust out his salsa dance.

Sean Astin I Got My Bro's Back vs. FCC My Mom Would Too!!!

12/16/2017 11:00 AM PST
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Sean Astin says if his mom, Patty Duke, were still alive today ... she'd be marching on Capitol Hill to demand answers why her name was fraudulently used to oppose net neutrality.

A little backstory -- Sean's bro, actor Mackenzie Astin, called out the FCC Thursday in a now viral tweet, asking why their mom's name was used in 3 separate comments in support of ending net neutrality more than a year after she died.

So we got Sean at LAX Friday night and asked how he felt, and it's clear he's troubled by it ... and thinks the American public should be too.

As for what to do next, Sean says he's going to follow his brother's lead ... so the FCC better watch out.

Beyonce No Destiny's Child Reunion at Coachella

12/16/2017 9:13 AM PST
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No doubt Beyoncé has some surprises up her sleeve for Coachella, but Destiny's Child ain't one of 'em ... TMZ has learned. 

Sources directly connected to Beyoncé tell us she is NOT planning to bring Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland, LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett up on stage with her next year in the desert. The Beyhive's been getting fans worked up, claiming there are clues all over social media.

We're told Bey's dedicated fans are simply seeing what they want to see -- but the fact is there is NO DC reunion in the works for Coachella.

Say their names all ya want ... it ain't happening.

KYLE Amazed by Wildfire Relief Efforts But Help's Still Needed!!!

12/16/2017 1:37 PM PST
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KYLE's deeply moved by his hometown of Ventura banding together amid raging wildfires ... but says there's still a lot to do to help victims out.

We got the "iSpy" rapper at LAX Friday, and he tells us he's been floored by the humanity people have shown for those in need, but he's pleading to not let up ... and says he's got some big stuff planned to help out too.

As of Saturday, the Thomas Fire is the state's third largest in history and is still only 40 percent contained. Since the blaze began, it's destroyed over 1,000 structures (about 750 homes) and burned 260,000 acres.

More than 8,000 firefighters have been battling the fire, but like KYLE says ... it's going to take everyone chipping in to get through the disaster.

Stars and Scars You Be the Judge

12/16/2017 12:40 AM PST

Tupac's murder might be one huge step closer to being solved ... Omarosa's finally out of the White House, and Mario Batali's booted from "The Chew." So we gotta ask ...

Niecy Nash Read My Eyes, Omarosa!!! Ain't No 'Black Woman Civil War'

12/16/2017 9:41 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Niecy Nash's eyeballs are a lock for Hall of Shade after what they did to Omarosa.

When we saw Niecy at LAX Friday, we put her on the spot -- is she team Robin Roberts or team Omarosa? Y'know that they say about asking a silly question ... well, it wasn't true in this case.

Thank God we asked, otherwise we might have missed one of the greatest side-eye displays ever. Niecy knows all about Omarosa reportedly calling for a "black woman civil war" after Robin hit her with a "bye, Felicia" earlier this week. 

As for Omarosa making up with the black community post-Trump? Niecy's eyes tell no lies.

NBA's Lorenzen Wright Ex-Wife Arrested, Charged for His Murder

12/16/2017 8:16 AM PST
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The ex-wife of slain NBA star Lorenzen Wright is locked up in Southern California ... after cops busted her in connection with his murder.

TMZ Sports got Sherra Wright's mug shot. The Riverside County Sheriff's Dept. busted her Friday evening on a fugitive warrant for murder -- which was issued in Tennessee. Memphis police have charged her with 1st degree murder and conspiracy. 

Lorenzen -- who played 14 years in the NBA -- was murdered 7 years ago. His remains were found in the woods, 10 days after he was seen leaving Sherra's Tennessee home.

The case had gone cold until recently -- police found the murder weapon in a lake, and earlier this month arrested Billy Turner and charged him with 1st degree murder.

Police aren't saying yet what the alleged connection is between Turner and Lorenzen's ex-wife ... who is sitting in jail pending extradition to Tennessee. Reports say they went to the same church.

She was also charged with criminal attempt to commit murder because police say there was a previous attempt on Lorenzen's life.

Jeremy Meeks Back on the Horse? GF Is Rocking a Giant Diamond

12/16/2017 8:44 AM PST

Looks like Jeremy Meeks is moving quickly -- the massive rock on his gf Chloe Green screams we're engaged.

The couple hasn't announced anything yet, but Chloe's left hand was weighed down Friday by a big ol' diamond during a Beverly Hills shopping spree.  

Chloe's Topshop billionaire dad, Sir Phillip Green, was in town too -- so it's possible the whole fam's coming together to celebrate.

TMZ broke the story ... Jeremy and his estranged wife, Melissa Meeks, are deep in divorce settlement talks. What's the big rush? You might be looking at it ... on Chloe's ring finger.

Christopher Plummer I Was the Right Man to Replace Spacey ... Let Me Tell You Why

12/16/2017 7:54 AM PST
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Christopher Plummer has ice water in his veins when it comes to nailing a role -- which is why he says stepping in for Kevin Spacey in "All the Money in the World" was simple ... for him.

The acting legend was leaving Mr. Chow Friday night when we asked him how he pulled off shooting more than 20 scenes in 9 days ... with very little advance notice. His answer was basically -- ain't nothing but a thang. Except way more British and classy.

You'll recall, director Ridley Scott made the 11th hour decision to scrub Spacey after rape accusations surfaced, and he tapped CP for the role.

Plummer's already earned a Golden Globe nomination. You can see why in this clip. In the end, the movie's release was only pushed back 3 days ... to Christmas day.

Mario Batali Sorry for Sexual Misconduct ... Try the Cinnamon Rolls!!!

12/16/2017 7:07 AM PST

Mario Batali takes the cake -- or, in this case, pizza dough -- for most tone deaf response to sexual battery allegations.

Batali sent out an email blast Friday evening to his fans in which he acknowledged "some news coverage about some of my past behavior." Multiple women have accused the celeb chef of groping, exposing himself and other forms of sexual misconduct, and ABC canned him from "The Chew."

In the email, he apologized to fans and admitted, "My behavior was wrong and there are no excuses. I take full responsibility." But the cherry on top was the pizza dough cinnamon rolls.

Yes ... he ended the apology email with a recipe for a "holiday-inspired breakfast." 

Tupac Murder Weapon Should Be in L.A. ... Det. Says Vegas Rejected It

12/16/2017 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The handgun cops say was used to kill Tupac Shakur -- which mysteriously disappeared 11 years ago -- should be in the hands of the L.A. Sheriff's Dept. ... according to the detective who was on the case.

TMZ broke the story -- the .40 caliber Glock was found in a Compton backyard in 1998, and according to docs, LASD Detective Timothy Brennan was the guy who ordered the ballistic testing which revealed it was used in Tupac's murder. 

Brennan, who's now retired, tells TMZ ... there should be NO mystery about where the gun is now ... IF everyone followed protocol. As Brennan recalls ... he gave the gun to ATF agents who conducted the testing. Once it came up a match, in a federal law enforcement database, he says ATF sent it to Las Vegas cops.

Now here's the rub. Brennan says law enforcement in Vegas didn't believe it was a match. He says he was never told why they reached that conclusion, but they rejected the weapon. Brennan says what should have happened next is the ATF to send it back to L.A. 

As we reported ... the document dug up by producers of A&E's "Who Killed Tupac?" says a federal prosecutor recommended the gun NOT be turned over to Vegas -- but Brennan insists it was.

He thinks the handgun is still in the custody of L.A. authorities, but if it's not ... someone may be pulling something shady.

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