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Harvey Weinstein Accuser's Lawyer Spills Details of Alleged Rape ... In News Conference

10/20/2017 12:30 PM PDT
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The lawyer representing Harvey Weinstein's rape accuser got before microphones today ... the question is why.

David Ring says his client had a "thorough interview" with the LAPD Thursday, and the #1 priority for her is the criminal investigation.

He says she's 38 years old, from Italy where she was an actress. Ring says she had met Weinstein in Rome prior to the alleged 2013 rape, but that was it. He repeated what she told the L.A. Times ... that Weinstein "bullied" his way into her hotel room and raped her.

Ring says the L.A. Times found out about the investigation and confronted him so he talked. He did not explain why he didn't simply say, "no comment."

Jason Aldean 'SNL' Performance Released To Benefit Vegas Shooting Victims

10/20/2017 12:19 PM PDT
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Jason Aldean's using his "Saturday Night Live" opener after the deadly Las Vegas shooting -- a powerful cover of Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down" -- to raise money for the victims ... TMZ has learned.

The track's available Friday across many digital retailers and streaming services, and will continue to be released on more channels the next few days. Jason also has released "We Won't Back Down" t-shirts for $35. All proceeds will go toward the Direct Impact Fund to benefit victims of the massacre.

As you'll recall ... Aldean appeared on 'SNL' and delivered a defiant message of unity and resolve just days after he was onstage at the Route 91 Harvest Festival near Mandalay Bay when Stephen Paddock attacked.

Kobe Bryant Hits Awesome Trick Shot During Photo Shoot

10/20/2017 8:48 AM PDT
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Kobe Bryant went all Globetrotter during a Nike photo shoot -- hitting a sweet bounce shot while one of the models captured the whole thing on video. 

Mamba was with Neymar, Winnie Harlow and mega-designer Riccardo Tisci to shoot a NikeLab X RT collection promo ... when Winnie handed him the rock. 

Kobe did Kobe things ... made the shot (nothin' but net) ... and the place went crazy! 

He wasn't done though ... Kobe then took a shot from wayyyy downtown (behind the HALF COURT LINE) and hit again. 

He's good. 

Kendall Jenner: Courtside for Blake Griffin!? ... Hell Yeah.

10/20/2017 7:25 AM PDT
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Kendall Jenner had the best seats in the house to support her man Blake Griffin on Thursday night -- sitting courtside as BG's Clippers beat up on the Lakers at Staples Center. 

And to prove that supermodels really do eat ... she indulged on a giant caramel apple for all to see! 

Kendall was just one of the many superstars in the arena -- Flea, Gal Gadot, Floyd Mayweather and, of course, Jack Nicholson were all on hand for Lonzo Ball's pro debut. 

Oh, and check out this bonus pic we've unofficially titled, "Belly, Boobs, Billionaire."

Good times ... 

Snoop Dogg Burns LaVar Ball for Feeding Lonzo to 'Lions'

10/20/2017 7:14 AM PDT
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What did Snoop Dogg think of Lonzo Ball's NBA debut??

"I think his father put him in the lion's den with some pork-chop drawers on."

Snoop kept it all the way real on Kevin Garnett's "Area 21" post-game show -- after Lonzo managed just 3 points against the Clippers in the Lakers' home opener. 

Check out the clip -- Snoop thinks Lonzo can be good, but he needs to change his attitude ASAP or he'll continue to get stomped by guys like Patrick Beverley

KG ain't ready to throw in the towel on Lonzo either -- but says Ball is already at a crossroads and needs to make some serious life choices. 

Dodgers' Kiké Hernandez 'We Got 4 F**king Games to Go!'

10/20/2017 6:15 AM PDT
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After smashing 3 home runs and clinching the National League pennant -- Dodgers hero Kiké Hernandez had a message for his team ... WE AIN'T DONE YET!!

Hernandez gave the victory speech in the locker room after the Dodgers punched their ticket to the World Series on Thursday night ... and it was awesome. 

"First of all great job," Kiké said ... "I don't remember the last time the Dodgers got to the World Series 'cause I wasn't even born yet!" 

Then this -- "We got 4 f**king games to go!" 

Congrats! 

Harvey Weinstein Target in LAPD Rape Investigation

10/19/2017 2:17 PM PDT
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A woman filed a police report with LAPD Thursday claiming Harvey Weinstein raped her in 2013, and the Department has launched a criminal investigation.

The woman is an Italian model/actress who claims she attended the Italia Film, Fashion and Art Festival in February, 2013.

She claims she had met Weinstein before, and in fact she says at the time he asked her up to his room but she declined. On this occasion, she says Weinstein showed up at her hotel lobby at Mr. C Beverly Hills and asked if he could join her in her room. She says she declined, but a short time later Weinstein was at her hotel door.

The woman, who was 34 at the time, tells the L.A. Times Weinstein forced his way into her room, saying, "I'm not going to f*** you. I just want to talk." She says he repeatedly asked to see her naked, then grabbed her by the hair, yanked her into the bathroom and forcibly raped her.

She says she begged him to stop, showing him pictures of her kids. It apparently went on for 45 minutes, and Weinstein allegedly left.

She says she was afraid to report him, but told her priest, a friend and a nanny.

The LAPD tells TMZ the Department is currently investigating.

Nicki Minaj To Testify at Bro's Child Rape Trial They Tried To Shake Me Down For $25M!

10/19/2017 1:51 PM PDT
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Nicki Minaj will take the stand during her brother's child rape trial ... and is expected to tell jurors the mother of the alleged victim attempted to extort her for millions.

Nicki will be the star witness during Jelani Maraj's court case in NYC, where he stands accused of raping his then 11-year-old stepdaughter in 2015.

During opening arguments Thursday, Maraj's defense attorney, David Schwartz, told jurors his client's then-wife, Jacqueline Robinson, forced her children to lie to authorities in an attempt to squeeze $25 million out of Nicki.

He said Robinson told Nicki, "I can make the charges go away for $25 million." Schwartz went on to say Robinson hatched a plan to get Maraj to marry her only for the opportunity to extort Nicki. 

Unclear when Nicki herself will take the stand ... but we're sure she'll have a lot to say.

The Weinstein Co. Staffers Speak Out ... 'We Did Not Know We Were Working for a Serial Sexual Predator'

10/19/2017 1:49 PM PDT
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Staffers at The Harvey Weinstein Co. claim they had no clue their boss was a "serial sexual predator" ... and want to be cleared from any contracts forcing them to keep quiet about what happened in their workplace.

In a statement to The New Yorker on Thursday, a group of staffers went in on the former TWC honcho, saying, "He created a toxic ecosystem where his abuse could flourish unchecked for decades."

The staffers also claim they never knowingly acted as so-called "honeypots" -- or assistants -- in Harvey Weinstein's abuse.

They end the letter in asking TWC to release them from any agreements that bar them from speaking out freely about the workplace so they can, "speak openly and get to the origins of what happened here and how."

McKayla Maroney's Mom 'She's Not Doing Great' ... But I'm Proud of Her

10/19/2017 2:15 PM PDT
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McKayla Maroney's mother says the Olympic gymnast is still reeling after going public with allegations she was molested and drugged by the team doctor ... but the family is proud of her. 

"She's doing as expected," Erin Maroney said Thursday ... "She's not great, not fine. She's just low-key doing okay."

The 2012 Team USA Olympic gold medalist has claimed Dr. Larry Nassar repeatedly sexually assaulted her under the guise he was performing routine medical care ... starting when she was 13 years old. 

Several high-profile Team USA gymnastics members have offered up their support to Maroney -- and according to her mother, she could use all the positive energy she can get. 

Serena Williams Backstage Sesh with Bruno Mars ... Mom's Night Out

10/19/2017 10:58 AM PDT
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Serena Williams, fiance Alexis Ohanian and Marc Anthony all rocked with Bruno Mars backstage before his concert in Miami Wednesday night ... but Serena's bod stole the show.

The tennis superstar just gave birth to baby Alexis a little over a month ago ... and she's already squeezin' into a skin-tight dress from gal pal Eva Longoria.

You could tell Serena and Alex were PUMPED to get some face time with Bruno backstage ... and later during the show, jammin' to "Just the Way You Are" with Marc. 

But Serena says not even an "amazing" Bruno show can compare to mom life ... 'cause cuddlin' up with Alexis after the concert is "priceless."

File under: Awwww.

Shia LaBeouf Plea Deal In Drunken/Racist Arrest

10/19/2017 7:27 AM PDT
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Shia LaBeouf entered a guilty plea for his public intoxication arrest -- the one where he went off on a racist rant -- and the judge is sending him to anger management.

Shia entered the Savannah, GA courtroom Thursday morning, and didn't get any special celeb treatment -- he waited in the back of the court until his case was called. Once it was, Shia addressed the judge and pled guilty to obstruction and no contest to disorderly conduct. His public drunkenness charge was dismissed.

He was sentenced to anger management and one year probation. He also has to undergo alcohol evaluation, and pay $2,680 in fines.

TMZ broke the story ... the night of his arrest, police cameras captured Shia saying a slew of nasty and racist comments to the officers. Lowlights include -- "stupid bitch," "dumb f**k," telling a black officer he was going to hell ... for being black.

And, of course, telling another officer his wife watches porn because she loves "black d**k."

Good times.

Chandler Parsons to 'Tasteless' Grizzlies Fans: Don't Boo Me, I'm a Human Being!

10/19/2017 7:07 AM PDT
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Memphis Grizzlies star Chandler Parsons is pretty broken up about being booed in his home opener ... and he’s callin’ out the fans responsible.

"It's tasteless, man, it makes no sense," Parsons said after the Grizzlies’ win over the Pelicans.

"We're athletes, but we're human beings."

FYI, Chandler did miss 4 free throws ... but the boo-birds weren't 'cause of 1 off night.

Parsons signed a $94 MILLION max deal last summer ... and had a rough first season with the Grizz, averaging just 6 points in 34 games.

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