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Beyonce Praise Be ... I Own a Church Now!!!

5/20/2018 1:00 AM PDT
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Holy lord ... Beyonce now has her very own church!

Queen Bey's the new owner of a stone structured, 7,500 sq. ft house of God in The Big Easy. The New Orleans church -- which is more than 100 years old -- was listed at $850,000 ... but it's unclear if she got a divine discount.

We're told Beyonce's church was built in the early 1900s, but has been out of commission as a place of worship for some time due to its church members passing away.

Looks like it could be revival time though ... and Beyonce shouldn't have any issues finding folks willing to get in formation and join her congregation. Her sister, Solange, lives nearby, too.

Speaking of ... a San Francisco church held the first ever "Beyonce Mass" a few weeks ago and had more than 900 people show up for it.

Imagine what the turnout would be at the actual Church of Bey.

Eric Balfour Peeping Tom & Beehive Claims In Nasty Neighbor Feud

5/18/2018 5:21 PM PDT
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Eric Balfour's neighbors claim the actor's latest role is peeping tom, but Eric thinks the buzz next door -- from a beehive -- is killing him ... this according to court docs filed in their block war.

Eric, who starred in "24" and "Six Feet Under," is in a heated dispute with his Venice neighbors, who tried to get a restraining order against him. In the docs, they say he's harassing their whole family by peeping at the wife and daughter through bathroom and bedroom windows. 

The neighbors, Douglas Dick and Nuanchan Suklom, also say Balfour has been putting threatening letters in their mailbox for years. According to the docs, they're worried because they claim he owns a gun.

As for why Balfour would have it out for them ... the couple says he's been accusing them of running an Airbnb out of their home, and keeping a thriving beehive in their backyard. Best of all, they say Eric blasted them for extra loud meditating. 

Eric's rep tells TMZ ... Eric and his wife are renovating their home, and were aware the neighbors made numerous complaints to the city about the remodel. She adds, "They have been friendly and cordial through the entire process with Eric agreeing to the neighbors' requested changes."

In any event, Dick and Suklom's restraining order was shot down by a judge. A hearing was scheduled for next month, though, so both sides can have their say.

Megan Fox My Malibu Pad is a 'Nightmarish Living Hell' ... Sues for $5 Mil

5/17/2018 5:38 PM PDT
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Megan Fox got duped into buying a Malibu home that turned out to be a hellhole ... according to a new suit.

The actress claims Cynthia Pett-Dante -- who happens to manage Brad Pitt -- was part of a seller group that convinced her to drop $3.2 million on a Malibu house in 2016, but failed to mention it was riddled with major problems.

According to the docs ... Fox was pregnant at the time and raising 2 toddlers, and led to believe she was buying a "paradise in bucolic Malibu where she could raise her young family.."

Instead, Fox claims the home is a "nightmarish living hell." For starters, she says it's on a slope that needs to be regraded, and a bunch of features are not up to code -- including animal pens, a gazebo, stone walls, and a storage building for livestock feed.

According to the docs ... there was also mold all over the house upon moving in, including in the master bedroom and bathroom and the kids' rooms.

Fox is suing for more than $5 million in damages

We reached out to Pett-Dante ... no word back so far.

MLB's Adam Jones Buys Cal Ripken's $12.5 Mil Estate

5/17/2018 1:41 PM PDT
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From one Oriole to another ... MLB star Adam Jones just bought Cal Ripken Jr.'s insane $12.5 million Maryland estate!!

As we previously reported ... Ripken's been trying to part ways with the 24-acre estate since 2016 -- initially asking for $12.5 mil before knocking it down to $9.75 milli back in April 2017.

The Hall of Famer found a buyer in the current Baltimore slugger ... and according to Seth Rosenthal of The Athletic, Jones -- a real estate enthusiast -- couldn't pass up the sweet deal.

Jones' new crib comes with 6 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, a home theater, 10-person spa, private hiking trails, pool, baseball field, indoor basketball court, full gym and a private fishing pond!!

While the final selling price has not been made available, the 32-year-old has made nearly $100 million during his long career ... so yeah, just a drop in the bucket for Jones.

Shaq Selling Massive 'Shaq-apulco' Estate ... For $28 mil

5/17/2018 12:20 PM PDT
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CAN YOU DIG IT?!?!?!  

Shaquille O'Neal is ready to move out of his incredible 3-acre Orlando mega-mansion ... and it could all be yours if you've got $28 MILLION floating around.

Shaq's pad is famous and awesome ... 31,000 square feet with 12 bedrooms and a buttload of bathrooms. 

Not to mention ... a legendary "Shaq Center" athletic facility that is made up of a custom 6,000 square foot basketball court (with bleachers) ... where the NBA star once put Harvey Levin on his ass!! 

The estate also boasts the "Shaq-apulco" outdoor area ... complete with a 95-foot long swimming pool and a rock waterfall, according to The Wall Street Journal. Obviously, he's got a hot tub, swim-up bar, walk-in humidor and wine cellar too.

Our sources say these days Shaq's spending most of his time in Atlanta and L.A. -- where he also has Shaq-sized mansions -- so it just didn't make sense to keep the massive Orlando mansion. We're told he plans to buy a smaller place in Tampa, where his mom lives, because that's become home base for the family.

The Orlando crib famously appeared on an episode of "Tanked" -- where Shaq got a custom Shaq Diesel fish tank installed in the home. No word if that stays with buyer or not. 

Shaq bought the property in 1993 for $3.95 mil -- but he's done millions of dollars in custom upgrades and expansion.

Happy bidding ... 

T.I. Arrest 911 Call from Guard Shack

5/17/2018 6:48 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The security guard who called cops on T.I. felt threatened and frantically called 911 as T.I. walked back to his guard shack.

TMZ's obtained the 911 call ... where you can hear the guard telling the operator, "A resident is walking back here at the guard shack where I'm at."

The guard continued describing the scene, "I've been threatened by a resident and he's here now knocking on the door."

You can hear T.I. in the background telling him to step outside the guard shack because he wants his name. The guard refused to give him that information. T.I. also reminded the man he owns a home there and pays for his services.

T.I. got heated and repeatedly said, "You're making it worse for yourself, man" and warned that at some point "you're gonna have to deal with me." He does calm down and asks the guard to step outside to talk.

TMZ also obtained police video back at the station after T.I. was arrested for public drunkenness, simple assault and disorderly conduct. An officer told him he was "acting a fool" for going back to the guard shack. As you'd imagine ... T.I. strongly disagreed. 

T.I. Arrest That Guard Cursed Out My Wife!!! But I Didn't Try to Fight Him

5/17/2018 12:50 AM PDT
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T.I. says the security guard who called cops on him went off on Tiny over the phone, and escalated an already tense situation by refusing to give up his name.

T.I. tells TMZ ... the guard at his gated community in Henry County, GA left out a lot of details when police arrived -- like the fact he was sleeping at his post, and T.I. had to wake him up Wednesday around 4 AM. Although the police report says T.I. yelled, "Hook me up" to the guard, the rap mogul tells us he actually said, "Look me up."

He says the guard claimed he couldn't find T.I. on the resident directory, so T.I. had his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, call. He says Tiny asked why the hold-up and said, "Just let him in." T.I. claims the guard barked back at Tiny, "Who the f*** do you think you is talking to me like this?"

T.I. says he was livid about that, and admits yelling obscenities. He says he reminded the guard, "I pay you" ... and then demanded entry again. He says the guard relented, but when T.I. demanded his name in order to report him to a supervisor, he says the guard only stared with a "blank face."

T.I. says he went home, cooled down and then decided to walk back to get the guy's name -- but only got more of the silent treatment. He admits, at this point, saying, "You can step outside the booth into the street, so we can talk."

He denies having any intent to get physical.

T.I. says he saw the guard on the phone telling cops, "Yes, a black male right in front of me in a striped shirt." T.I.'s upset the responding officers spoke to the guard and his supervisor behind closed doors, then handcuffed him before even asking his side of the story.  

T.I. adds neither the police nor the guard's supervisor looked at surveillance video to confirm what really happened.

Overall, he tells us he's most pissed the guard, who is African-American, never gave up his name or accepted responsibility for attacking Tiny and falling asleep on the job.

We called the security company and they had no comment.

Bond Girl Izabella Scorupco Buys New $6.4M Crib Trespasser Totally Included!

5/17/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Izabella Scorupco -- the main Bond chick in "GoldenEye" -- got way more than she bargained for when she bought a multi-million dollar crib ... a freakin' trespasser.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Izabella recently bought a sick 5-bedroom, 8-bathroom pad in the L.A. area for a whopping $6.478 million. It includes picturesque views of downtown L.A.'s skyline, the Hollywood sign, as well as an incredible pool deck. 

Oh, and apparently a trespasser. 

Sources tell us Izabella hasn't moved into the house yet but, after reviewing security footage, she noticed a woman had made herself at home ... eating there and hanging out. We're told Izabella called cops who checked out the pad but didn't find the woman.

Cops are on the hunt. 

Rihanna Intruder Charged with Felony Stalking, Burglary

5/14/2018 3:51 PM PDT
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The man who was arrested inside Rihanna's home, where he was waiting to "have sex" with her, is now facing 3 felony charges.

Eduardo Leon was set to face a judge Monday afternoon in L.A., but even before arriving in court, he was charged with stalking, burglary and vandalism ... all felonies. He was also charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest.

TMZ broke the story ... the 26-year-old man was tased and arrested last week after Rihanna's assistant found him inside her L.A.-area house where he stayed at least an entire day. He told police he wanted to have sex with the singer, not rape her.

Leon allegedly broke into another home a week earlier, thinking it was the singer's. He was also booked for residential burglary and trespassing.

Rihanna was not home at the time of the break-in.

Jay Ajayi Sued Trashed Mansion, Shoved Owner ... Ajayi Denies Allegations

5/14/2018 3:12 PM PDT
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4:48 PM PT -- A rep for Ajayi tells TMZ Sports the lawsuit is bogus ... adamantly denying Jay ever physically pushed the owner of the home.

They also deny Jay damaged the property in any way ... or hosted any parties.

Instead they claim the owner tried to get Jay and his friend to pay him cash directly -- bypassing the Airbnb website -- so they say they left the house several days early ... but still paid the full rate.

Ajayi's people also say the group filed a complaint against the home owner with Airbnb.

NFL star Jay Ajayi shoved the owner of a fancy L.A. mansion who charged the Eagles running back $25k in damages for trashing the place ... this according to a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ Sports

The 24-year-old is being sued by the owner of a swanky 6,000 square foot pad located above the famous Sunset Strip ... where the RB and a friend stayed back in February for 5 days after Ajayi won the Super Bowl

According to the suit, Ajayi and his buddy threw at least 3 parties at the house despite the fact they were specifically told -- NO PARTIES! 

In fact, the owner claims he charged a $5,000 fee for each party at the home ... which Ajayi never paid.

Additionally, the owner claims Ajayi broke a table, scratched some floors and violated the no smoking rule. 

In total, Ajayi racked up $25,000 in penalty fees -- but when the owner confronted Jay on Feb. 18, he claims Ajayi "pushed [him] on [his] chest in a menacing and threatening manner."

The owner describes the incident as battery -- and said he had to call local security to remove the NFL star from the property. 

We reached out to Ajayi's camp for comment -- so far, no word back. 

'Gotham' Star Hit By Porch Pirate

5/14/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Porch pirates are those douchebags who steal packages left at your front door, if you didn't know ... and "Gotham" star Jessica Lucas just got hit by one.

Law enforcement sources tell us Lucas recently had a package with a few hundred dollars' worth of clothes delivered to her home in L.A. A neighbor saw a man take the package, but realized too late that it wasn't Lucas' fiance.

When Lucas' fiance got home shortly after, the neighbor explained what happened and it was clear it had been stolen, so they called the cops.

No luck on finding the thief yet but, as they say ... see something, say something.

Beck Racking Up Homes ... That's Where It's At

5/12/2018 4:01 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Beck's certainly not a Loser when it comes to owning real estate -- the musician just bought a new L.A. home ... right next to his current pad.

Beck and his wife, Marissa Ribisi, scooped up the 3 bed, 4 bath, 2,725 sq. ft. modernized Spanish Colonial in the hillside neighborhood of Los Feliz ... featuring vaulted ceilings, a master suite with private balcony, a 2-car garage and a pool that will make ya say Wow.

The couple said Hell Yes to dropping $3.128 million on the house -- previously owned by "Gossip Girl" creator Stephanie Savage -- with Dreams of expanding their current property right next door into a mini-compound.

Talk about realt-E-Pro.

Jeff Yarbrough of Keller Williams Beverly Hills was the listing agent, and Roger Perry of Rodeo Realty represented Beck and Marissa.

Rihanna Home Burglary Suspect Tased ... Allegedly Spent the Night

5/10/2018 12:10 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

7:09 PM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, 26-year-old Eduardo Leon of Orange County was arrested for felony stalking. He's being held on $150,000 bail.Rihanna had an overnight visitor who got his ass tased after cops were alerted to her home, and he apparently didn't get with the program ... TMZ has learned. 

Law enforcement sources tell us authorities were dispatched to RiRi's L.A.-area home Thursday morning after they were notified of a potential intruder on suspicion that her alarm had been tampered with. Once officers arrived, they came upon a man who appeared to have stayed the night. 

We're told cops ordered the man to come outside, and he did ... but had to be tased while being detained. It's unclear what exactly led to the tasing. 

The good news ... Rihanna was not home during the alleged break-in. No word on if anything was taken, or how the man might've gotten inside. Law enforcement tells us he'll be booked for residential burglary and trespassing.

We've reached out to Rihanna's team for comment ... so far, no word back. 

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