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Kim Kardashian West I've Got Nothing But Time For Jackie Kennedy

6/23/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kim Kardashian has a little Jackie Kennedy in her -- or at least on her -- because we found out she secretly bid on and won one of the legendary First Lady's super-expensive timepieces.

Auction sources tell us Christie's expected the watch to pull in $120,000 ... but Kim's anonymous, winning bid was $379,500!

Jackie's Cartier watch must have been acquired when she was First Lady -- just months before JFK was assassinated. It's engraved February 23, 1963. She got it as a gift from brother-in-law Prince Stanislaw "Stas" Radziwill.

It's interesting ... Kim has vowed not to be flashy since she was robbed in Paris last October. The watch doesn't stray from her plan ... it has no diamonds and the design is actually understated. We're told she plans to wear it. 

Kim also bid on one of Jackie's paintings ... which shows Stas in '63 on a 50-mile hike in Palm Beach.

Ryan Seacrest on 'A.I.' The Money's Good ... But Title is Everything

6/23/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ryan Seacrest's "done deal" to host the reboot of "American Idol" has hit a snag ... but it's not over money.

TMZ broke the story ... Seacrest and Fremantle Media and Core Media -- the producers of "American Idol"-- have agreed on his salary ... somewhere between $10 million and $15 million, substantially less than Katy Perry's $25M paycheck but definitely not chump change -- but he wants more than a "Host" title.

Sources at Fremantle and Core tell us, Seacrest is asking for an Executive Producer credit but Fremantle is balking, and the stalemate has now lasted more than a week. It's unclear if Seacrest wants day-to-day responsibilities for producing the show -- hard to imagine since there are only 24 hours in a day.

As we reported, we know producers are interested in Lionel Richie as a judge, but we're told they won't sign anyone else until they seal the deal with Seacrest.

Stay tuned.

Congressman Cedric Richmond Slams Trump, NRA Philando Castile Was NO Threat to Cops

6/23/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

President Trump and the National Rifle Ass'n are stereotyping all black men as dangerous, and the proof is their silence over the killing of Philando Castile ... so says Congressman Cedric Richmond.

Richmond was on Capitol Hill Thursday when our photog asked about gun advocates like the President and the NRA ... both of which had nothing to say about the 2nd Amendment when it came to the killing of Castile, who told cops he was carrying a legal gun.

As you know, the cop shot Castile 7 times at point-blank range, claiming he feared for his life.

The congressman -- who also chairs the powerful Black Caucus -- is incredulous Trump and the NRA have not defended Castile's right to bear arms.

Pepe Aguilar's Son Cops Plea Deal in Human Smuggling Case

6/23/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mariachi superstar Pepe Aguilar's son hopes to avoid serious prison time after striking a plea deal for smuggling a Chinese national in the trunk of his car.

Jose Emiliano Aguilar pled guilty to 1 count of failing to present an undocumented alien at the border ... according to docs obtained by TMZ. We broke the story, Emiliano was caught at the border Tijuana border crossing with 4 people in the trunk.

Emiliano potentially could have been hit with 4 counts -- one for each person -- but the plea deal knocks that down to just one. Customs and Border Control had released the photo of his human cargo.

His powerhouse attorney, Jeremy Warren, tells us Emiliano made a huge mistake, takes responsibility and looks forward to being a productive member of society.

His father, Pepe ... is a Grammy-winning singer with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Emiliano's hoping for way less than the 10-year max he could get when he's sentenced in August.

Jamie Archer in 'Face/Off' 'Memba Her?!

6/23/2017 12:10 AM PDT

Dominique Swain is best known for playing the rebelling daughter Jamie Archer -- opposite John Travolta as her on-screen father Sean Archer (and opposite Nic Cage's character Castor Troy with Travolta's face) -- in the 1997 action movie 'Face/Off.' Guess what she looks like now!

Johnny Depp Makes Trump Assassination Joke

6/22/2017 5:47 PM PDT
Breaking News

Johnny Depp apparently didn't learn a damn thing from Kathy Griffin ... he just went and made a joke about killing President Trump.

Depp was speaking to a crowd at the Glastonbury Festival Thursday when he starting talking Trump, saying ... "I think he needs help." Then he asked the crowd ... "When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?"

The crowd's reaction -- mostly cheers, but Depp still attempted to backpedal a little bit from his clear reference to John Wilkes Booth killing Abraham Lincoln in 1865.

We're guessing Depp can expect a call from the Secret Service ... stat. His comments would be controversial at any time, but especially now ... just weeks after Griffin went through the wringer.

Mel B I'm Not Paying My Ex $4k/Month to Eat! Tells Him to Get a Job

6/22/2017 5:30 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mel B's drawing a line when it comes to footing the bill for her estranged husband's food, clothing and cell phone habits ... calling his "wish list" a pipe dream.

Mel filed docs shooting holes in Stephen Belafonte's request for emergency spousal support. For instance, she says the $4,300 for food and groceries he wants comes to $140 per day, or as she puts it ... a week's worth of food for a typical family of four.

She's also not down with his $2k monthly clothing allowance ... since she says he took his full wardrobe when he moved out of their house. Ditto for his $11k per month on housing -- she points out, he's just staying with friends.

Belafonte also needs a new cell phone plan, according to Mel. In the docs she scoffs at his asking for $750 each month ... calling it an "exorbitant" cost for ONE phone. She's got a point.

As for him crying poverty -- Mel says if he's working full-time at Serafina, and not making a dime, he "should get a job at a different restaurant." Mind you, Stephen and Mel are co-owners of that joint.

Meanwhile, Mel was in court Thursday to deal with her restraining order against ex-nanny, Lorraine Giles. The judge threw out the order because Giles was never personally served.

Lonzo Ball I'm A Laker ... Officially!

6/22/2017 4:47 PM PDT
Breaking News

It's official -- Lonzo Ball is an L.A. Laker!!

The ex-UCLA Big Baller was selected with the #2 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft ... and now dad LaVar Ball can rest easy knowing his son will suit up for the Purple & Gold next year.

In case you've been living under a rock for the past few months, LaVar constantly guaranteed that L.A. would pick Zo ... and even told us earlier this week that it was a sure thing.

Let the games begin.

Bill Cosby Lawyers Approve Sex Assault Chats Despite Looming Retrial

6/22/2017 4:56 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Bill Cosby's moving forward with plans to host town hall meetings where he'll discuss sex assault cases and how to avoid them -- and surprisingly ... his lawyers are totally cool with it.

Cosby's high profile spokespeople, Andrew Wyatt & Ebonee Benson, told us they've been flooded with requests for Cosby to, essentially, coach up young people on not getting caught in the same situations he did. 

It seems like an odd move, considering almost anything he says during these meetings could be used against him when his retrial in the Andrea Constand case begins.

Still, Wyatt and and Benson say Cosby's legal team has signed off on him doing this -- but admitted attorneys will prep him, and also be watching closely to make sure there he doesn't make a costly misstep.

Julia Roberts Lost Dog Found & Returned ... Thanks to Neighborhood App

6/22/2017 2:51 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Julia Roberts' dog once was lost, but now is found and back in her yard ... thanks to her neighbor and a mobile app that connects everyone in her hood.

Someone in Julia's Malibu community found her chocolate lab, Major, earlier this month at Little Dume Beach near Point Dume in Malibu ... and then posted the news using Nextdoor -- an online social network specifically for neighbors.

The post read "Found Chocolate Lab," which was listed in the Lost & Found section of Nextdoor's Point Dume page. Sure enough ... Julia's husband, Daniel Moder, responded and got the contact info of the person who found Major. 

A neighbor tells us the pup was safely returned. Happy ending for everyone. Woof!

Steph Curry I'm the Champ of Beach Brews ... Who Needs a Fresh One?

6/22/2017 1:13 PM PDT

Steph Curry's dishing beers and stogies in the off-season, the same way he dished the rock in the NBA Finals ... but now it's his family scoring instead of Kevin Durant.

The Curry fam -- Steph, Ayesha, their kids, his parents and more -- are all celebrating his 2nd NBA title over in Hawaii with what looks like the most awesome beach picnic.

The Golden State Warriors superstar's drinking beers, smoking cigars and showing off his ripped bod.

Steph parties responsibly though -- plenty of SPF for everyone!

Manson Family Killer Denied Parole Try Again in 5 Years

6/22/2017 1:30 PM PDT
Breaking News

Charles Manson family killer Patricia Krenwinkel had no luck on her 14th attempt at freedom ... she's been denied parole.

The Commissioners from the Board of Parole Hearings met Thursday in Corona, CA where she's imprisoned, and decided Krenwinkel is not suitable to be released. She can try again in 5 years. Even if the board eventually gives her the green light ... a judge and the Governor will need to sign off.

Gov. Jerry Brown already denied Leslie Van Houten ... another Manson family killer.

Krenwinkel has served 47 years, making her the longest-serving female in the California prison system. The 69-year-old was convicted for the first-degree murder of Folgers Coffee heiress Abigail Folger and others.

'Mistresses' Star This Marriage Ain't for Me ... Divorcing 'Monk' Star

6/22/2017 1:37 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jes Macallan from ABC's "Mistresses" is no longer willing to co-star with Jason Gray-Stanford ... she's filed to divorce her husband.

Jes filed divorce docs Tuesday, citing irreconcilable differences. They've been married since March 2012, but seems like they've been on the rocks for a while. According to the docs, they separated on March 1,  2015. 

Macallan's asking for spousal support and for Gray-Stanford to cover court costs. They don't have any kids.

Jes played Josslyn Carver on all 4 seasons of "Mistresses." Jason had a guest spot on the show in season 2, but is better known for his "Monk" role as Lt. Randall Disher.

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