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2016 Election California Celebs Snap a Pic at the Polls, Go to Prison, Maybe

10/27/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1026_CELEBS_AT_THE_POLLS_instagram_tumblr-launch-2Justin Timberlake may have skated by taking an illegal selfie of his ballot at the Tennessee polls, but if celebs in Hollywood snap their ballots they could be in peril ... as in FELONY peril.

Most people don't know it, but there's a dusty old California law that makes it illegal for a voter to disclose their ballot choices at the polls. The law was passed 125 years ago, but it's still in effect and the punishment is up to 4 YEARS IN PRISON.

The law Timberlake violated pales by comparison. If prosecutors went after him, the most he'd get is 30 days in the pokey.

Now here's the weird part. The good folks in Sacramento just passed a law that will allow people to take selfies at the polls and display their choices to the world. The logic ... it encourages people to vote. Problem is ... the new law doesn't take effect until January 1, 2017.

So, what to do? We did some digging and couldn't find a single case where a voter was prosecuted.

We called the L.A. County D.A. and asked if they would let celebs and others skate if they dare disclose their preferences at the polls. The D.A. would not say one way or the other ... an official said they will not comment on "hypotheticals."

So, Barbra Streisand, Scooter Braun, Ellen DeGeneres, Lady Gaga, Jamie Foxx and George Clooney ... snap at your peril.


Drake Introduced Taylor to His Mom, But ...

10/27/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1026_drake_taylor_swift_tmzDrake gave Taylor Swift the VIP treatment at his 30th birthday bash, including some QT with his mom -- normally an early sign of dating -- but that's not the case ... this time.

Sources connected to Drake tell us he introduced Swift to his mom and several of his homies during the Sunday night party in WeHo. TayTay's not a regular at Drizzy's legendary parties ... which is why he wanted to make sure she met his inner circle, including Mom. After all, she's arguably the biggest female music star on the planet.

1026_Drake_taylor_swift_2013_vma_gettyOf course, the special care sparked all sorts of post-party reports Drake and Taylor were getting hot and heavy at the event -- and we're told they are close, but only friends. They have been for years, in fact, they hung out at the 2013 VMAs.

So, no banging here. Besides, that's RiRi's job.


Donald Trump Rally Doctor's Patriotic Cry Love It Or Leave It

10/27/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1026-donald-trump-facebook-01The guy decked out in doctor regalia who proudly stood behind Donald Trump at his Sanford, Florida rally Tuesday is the real deal, who's sick of people disrespecting America.

Dr. Gary Goodman specializes in emergency medicine at the Central Florida Regional Hospital.

The good doctor has been a Trump supporter since long before he was nominated. Check out his video shot well before the Republican convention. Dr. Goodman defends the flag and the military, before his rousing rendition of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Robin Williams Fave Bicycles Are Gold ... Haul in Over $600k for Charity!

10/27/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1026_robin_williams_bicycle_auction_launch_2Robin Williams' wheels attracted some high rollin' cycling fans -- including one who paid more than $40,000 for just one of Robin's favorite bikes!

Robin's kids donated 87 of his high-end bicycles -- some custom-made -- for an online auction that closed Tuesday. One lucky bidder even scored a replica of a 10-speed Robin's pal, Lance Armstrong, rode in the Tour de France.

We know, and yes ... it works without steroids.

We're told the auction, hosted by Paddle8, drew bids from 25 countries and raised more than $600k. Robin's Master Pista, La Carrera with a custom design from artist Futura 2000 was the biggest ticket item ... going for over $40k.

All the money raised is going to the Challenged Athletes Foundation and the Reeve Foundation -- 2 of Robin's favorites.

The Kardashians Makeup Artist Accused of Fat Shaming Kid

10/27/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1021-Joyce-Bonelli-instagramThe Kardashians' makeup artist is harassing her fiance's ex-wife and fat shaming his son, according to new legal docs.

Joyce Bonelli -- who flaunts her Kardashian ties on Instagram -- also used her social media to call Beth Taverniti a "handbag hoe" and a "ghetto bitch" ... according to Beth's request for a restraining order.

Beth also took their feud to court because she says Bonelli is bullying the son she has with Ben Taverniti, who's currently engaged to Bonelli. In the docs, Beth says Bonelli sent texts about the 5-year-old ... saying he's 45-60 pounds overweight and "the fat around his neck is getting so thick he doesn't breathe well."

Beth says Joyce has a huge following on social media -- including 1.7 million on IG -- because of her link to the Kardashians, which makes her posts way more humiliating.

Beth's restraining order request was denied, but there's a hearing later this month where she'll try to convince a judge she needs protection.

Taryn in 'A Nightmare on Elm Street 3' 'Memba Her?!

10/27/2016 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1026_taryln_jennifer_rubin_nightmare_on_elm_street_3_launchJennifer Rubin is best known for playing the troubled asylum teen, Taryn -- opposite Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger -- in the 1987 slasher sequel "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors." Guess what she looks like now!

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Jaden Smith's SHOCKING Transformation -- What The Heck Did He Do To Himself!

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Kevin Gates 6 Months in Jail For Kicking Female Fan

10/26/2016 5:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kevin Gates is gonna do time for the crime of unloading a brutal kick on one of his fans ... after she tugged at his shorts.

The rapper was found guilty of battery in the 2015 incident during a Florida club gig. The judge sentenced him to 180 days in Polk County Jail, and he was immediately taken into custody.

The video of the kick, which TMZ first posted, made it pretty clear Gates severely overreacted to the woman reaching for him from the front row, and the judge and jury agreed.

Charlie Sheen Goes Full 'Wild Thing' ... For Epic Indians Pump Up Vid

10/26/2016 4:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

This is pretty damn freakin' awesome ... Charlie Sheen just delivered the most epic pump up video in Cleveland Indians history ... going full Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn to fire up the tribe faithful.

Sheen -- who played Vaughn in the epic 1989 comedy -- just donned his old CLE uniform, complete with the signature horn-rimmed glasses, while screening the movie in his home. 

Watch what happens next ... and try not to get PISSED that Major League Baseball didn't let this guy throw out the first pitch.

Taylor Hicks Midair Emergency I Thought I Was Going to Die

10/26/2016 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Taylor Hicks says his life flashed before his eyes when his private plane blew one of its engines midair ... and owes his life to the skills of his amazing pilot.

The "American Idol" champ tells us he was flying from Tennessee to Alabama Wednesday afternoon when one of the engines exploded, dousing the plane with oil.


Taylor says they managed to land at a rural airport in Jasper, AL. The pilot, Taylor and 2 other passengers are all ok, but pretty shaken. 

You gotta hear Taylor recount the chilling moments.



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!


Larsa Pippen No Ring? No Problem ... Still Got My Booty Shorts

10/26/2016 3:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1026_larsa_pippen_nail_salon_florida_launch_2Here's Larsa Pippen -- we don't know what's in her future but we know what's behind her ... THAT ASS! 

Just days after her split from Scottie Pippen, Larsa was showing off her insane physique on her way into a nail shop near her home in Fort Lauderdale ... walking around in a pair of tight booty shorts. 

Worth noting ... no ring on Larsa's finger -- which isn't a huge surprise considering the cops responded to TWO incidents involving her and Scottie earlier this month. 

Larsa was also asked about her relationship with Future before speeding off in her sick black Ferrari ... which looked ALMOST as good leaving as she did. 

Michael Phelps Secretly Married for Months

10/26/2016 2:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1026-doc-michael-phelps-nicole-johnson-instagram-launch-02Michael Phelps tied the knot with Nicole Johnson months ago, but they kept it under wraps ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

We've learned the couple has been married since June 13th. The ceremony went down in Paradise Valley, AZ, where they just moved. It was officiated by Peter Carlisle, Michael's agent and longtime friend.

Michael and Nicole got the marriage license June 9th and filed the Record of Marriage June 15th.

It's fascinating. During the Olympics, when everyone was reporting they were engaged, they had already been married for 2 months. 

We did find a clue ... on June 13th -- their wedding day -- Nicole posted a pic of the 2 of them casually dressed with the baby in tow with the caption, "Such a memorable night with my lil fambam."

And get this ... Michael did a Facebook Live last week and when some fans suggested he was already married he flatly denied it.

Belated congrats!!!


In other news...

UH OH: New Kim Kardashian Sex Tape To Be Released With a SUPER RISQUE Angle!

Vivid Entertainment, the company that initially purchased Kim K's infamous sex tape, is giving users a virtual sex experience with Kim. She is NOT going to be happy about this!


Lena Headey Son Must Return to the US of A ...

10/26/2016 3:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1026-lena-heady-tmzLena Headey violated her custody agreement with her ex-husband by keeping their son in the U.K., and a judge has just ordered her to come back to L.A. with the kid.

Ex-hubby Peter Loughran was in court Wednesday when the judge made it clear ... the 'GoT' star went crosswise with the 2013 custody agreement by enrolling 6-year-old Wylie in school without Peter's permission.

Peter wanted Wylie returned stat -- the boy was supposed to come back Sept. 5th -- but the judge cut Lena some slack and gave her until the show wraps to return him to L.A.

Lena wanted to keep Wylie in England permanently, because she felt the U.S. school system sucked.

The custody agreement gives Peter visitation 10 days a month. Until Wylie comes back home, Lena has to pay for Peter's travel.

TMZ broke the story ... Peter got pissed when Lena moved with their kid to the U.K. after she claimed he agreed they'd both live there and share custody.

Courtney Stodden Crazed Clown on the Loose!!

10/26/2016 1:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

courtney_stodden_clown_photos_launch3Courtney Stodden's Halloween spirit is what nightmares are made of.

Courtney's clearly riffing off the clown crisis that's ravaged America ... only in her case some simple black tape, fishnet stockings and colorful balloons did the trick.

Oh ... and she's topless.

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