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Courtney Love I'll Take a Pass On Weinstein 'I Told You So' Jokes

10/19/2017 6:57 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Courtney Love is taking the high road when it comes to gloating about Harvey Weinstein -- and best of all for her ... she's doing it with a couple of hot young dudes.

We got Courtney Wednesday night arriving at Delilah in WeHo with 2 "sexy men" -- her words -- and, as expected, she got a bunch of softball Weinstein questions. Seeing as how she fired a warning shot about Harvey way back in 2005 ... this could've been her chance to drop several I-told-you-so's on Hollywood.

You'll recall, Courtney says CAA banned her after calling out Weinstein -- and maybe that explains her response to all the questions about him.

Or maybe she's just busy enjoying her company. 

The Weinstein Co. In Financial Freefall Buyer Getting Cold Feet

10/19/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The Weinstein Co. is broke as a joke and a review of its books is scaring the one potential buyer who could save it.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ, TWC has been out of money for 15 months. The 42% equity interest owned by Harvey and Bob Weinstein, we're told, is worthless.  

What's especially daunting ... a top-to-bottom review of the company and its books has unearthed -- as one source put it -- "a horror story."

We're told the deals the company made -- especially movie deals -- are falling apart left and right. As one source connected to the company tells TMZ, "I haven't seen this much anger EVER in this business. Companies are taking this one personally."

We're told the finances and state of the company are so daunting, Colony Capital -- which has been in negotiations to buy TWC -- is no longer sure it makes sense. Colony fears that even by changing the name and doing a complete personnel change, there's a taint that just won't go away.

One TWC insider tells us, "One thing is certain. If there's any chance for survival, Bob has to go." As we reported, if Colony Capital goes forward, Bob Weinstein will be gently pushed aside to run Dimension -- the film division which is not really a player.

Jenelle Evans I Swear I'll Leave 'Teen Mom 2'!!! MTV Screwed Me in Editing

10/19/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jenelle Evans is putting MTV on notice about the way she says it's portraying her and her fam on this season of "Teen Mom 2" ... saying she'll leave if they don't make it right.

We got Jenelle at LAX about a week after a huge blowup she and husband, David Eason, had on a season 8 episode. Fans blasted David for verbally abusing Jenelle, and also called her a neglectful mom.

Jenelle told us she's the victim of creative editing, done purely to create more drama, and she's pissed about it. She's also angry that producers are putting subtitles on her kid because it makes it seem like he has speech issues.

Long story short ... Jenelle says MTV is screwing itself, if it has dreams of bringing back arguably the most popular chick on the series. 

Chris Webber NBA Has More Freedom Than NFL 'We Get to Speak Our Minds'

10/18/2017 2:57 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chris Webber is praising the way the NBA handles social issues -- while throwing shade at the NFL -- saying basketball players have WAY MORE freedom to express themselves than football players. 

"We talk about Eric Garner and Trayvon Martin and see guys wearing 'I Can't Breathe' shirts on the court," Webber says ... "We get to speak our minds."

Webber says NBA superstars like LeBron James have been praised for using the basketball court as a platform to speak out ... while NFL players like Colin Kaepernick get crushed. 

"It is a privilege and a blessing to be in the NBA ... not the NFL." 

Sen. Marco Rubio O.J. Can Come Back to Florida But He Ain't Gonna Like It

10/18/2017 12:18 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

O.J. Simpson can return to Florida, but he ain't gonna get a sunshiny welcome -- so says Senator Marco Rubio ... who seems pretty against The Juice lettin' loose in his home state.

"What can I do about that?" Rubio told TMZ Sports when we got him in D.C. ... "He has a right to live wherever he wants."

Technically, yes ... though Florida's Attorney General has strongly objected to O.J. coming back to his old digs. 

Marco didn't come at O.J. as hard, but he did tell us there ain't much love for Juice in the area.

Rubio would know ... after politicking in Florida for two decades.

The bottom line -- Marco thinks O.J.'s better off staying in his Vegas 'hood ... where he's been hunkering down since his release.

Anne Frank Center Anne Frank Halloween Costume?! Do We Even Need to Say It?

10/17/2017 10:30 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

Some genius thought Holocaust victim Anne Frank would make one helluva Halloween costume for kids -- but the institution named for Anne is just glad the company behind it got a clue. Eventually.

Online retailer HalloweenCostumes.com rightfully caught major flak Monday for selling a "WW2 Anne Frank Girls Costume." The backlash was so swift and severe they pulled the tone-deaf item from their site ... which featured this highly-offensive costume description. 

A rep for the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect -- a nonprofit supporting her legacy -- tells TMZ ... HalloweenCostumes.com's gimmick is offensive and trivializes Anne's suffering and the suffering of millions during the Holocaust.

The AFC says there are more appropriate ways to commemorate Anne's legacy, and it's happy the costume was yanked. HalloweenCostumes.com has apologized for the stunt, but c'mon.

Donnell Rawlings on Weinstein Most Women Were Fine with His Sexual Aggression

10/17/2017 6:48 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Harvey Weinstein actually had a good track record sexually harassing women, because most didn't complain ... so says Donnell Rawlings.

We got an inebriated Donnell Monday night outside the Peppermint Club in WeHo, and he spoke at his peril, saying 29 women complained but 1,000 didn't have a problem with him. 

But wait, there's more. He also says Harvey's career in Hollywood is far from over ... but his reason is pretty anti-Semitic. 

The good news? Donnell says he's down to collab ... on one condition. Let's just say no massages below the belt.

Jermichael Finley Packers Should Call Brett Favre ... Not Colin Kaepernick!

10/17/2017 12:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ex-Packers star Jermichael Finley says Colin Kaepernick is NOT the answer to the Green Bay Packers QB problem, but knows a guy who could be ... Brett Favre

Finley used to be one of Aaron Rodgers' top targets ... so we got him to weigh in on who should take the job now that A-Rod might be (most likely is) done for the season.

Jermichael straight up blew up the Kaepernick option, saying there's no way it's possible, because cheesehead land is just too conservative to embrace the controversial QB.

"That would never happen in the state of Wisconsin," Finley told TMZ Sports.

But when we brought up Brett, Finley's eyes lit up, and he told us the 48-year-old gunslinger is actually the perfect guy to step in and steady the ship.

"He looks really good, he knows the playbook, he knows the city. I think Brett would be a better fit then Colin Kaepernick. Brett Farve is the best decision for the Packers."

FYI, we talked to Brett earlier this year, and he told us he definitely feels like he could still play, but has no interest in taking NFL hits again.

Gregg Popovich Donald Trump's a 'Soulless Coward' & 'Pathological Liar'

10/16/2017 4:05 PM PDT
Breaking News

Gregg Popovich is absolutely fed up with President Trump ... calling POTUS a "pathological liar" and "soulless coward" for comments he made while talking about the deadly ambush in Niger.

Here's the deal ... Trump has been criticized for not publicly addressing the 4 U.S. soldiers who were killed in an ambush in Niger on October 4.

Today, POTUS defended himself while calling out former presidents ... claiming he is more caring with families of fallen soldiers.

Popovich -- whose never held back when it comes to Trump -- RIPPED into 45 in a conversation with The Nation about his swipe at Barack Obama and George W. Bush ... and everything else. 

"This man in the Oval Office is a soulless coward who thinks that he can only become large by belittling others," Pop said.

"This has of course been a common practice of his, but to do it in this manner -- and to lie about how previous Presidents responded to the deaths of soldiers -- is as low as it gets."

The Spurs coach went on to say ... "We have a pathological liar in the White House: unfit intellectually, emotionally, and psychologically to hold this office and the whole world knows it, especially those around him every day."

Lauren Holly Claims Weinstein Made Nude Massage Pass at Her

10/16/2017 3:46 PM PDT

Lauren Holly says Harvey Weinstein was all business during a meeting in his hotel room ... right up until the moment he ripped off his suit and went to the bathroom in front of her.

The actress, who now lives in Canada, went on daytime talk show "The Social" Monday to speak for the first time about an encounter she says went down in the late '90s. Holly says she wasn't worried about going to Weinstein's hotel room for the meeting -- she says that was common, and he was fully dressed when she arrived.

Lauren says they spoke at length about possible roles, and right in the middle of the conversation he stripped and used the bathroom in front of her. Despite being nude in front of her, she says he never stopped talking business ... even when he jumped in the shower.

However, she says it turned ominous and terrifying when he got out of the shower. Just as scary as the reaction she says she got when she told friends what had happened.

Shades of Angie Everhart, for sure, and more evidence most of Hollywood knew about Weinstein and chose to remain silent.

Olympian John Carlos Kaep Won't Play in the NFL Again But He's Beyond That Now

10/16/2017 2:58 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

One of the Olympians who iconically raised his fist at the 1968 games says Colin Kaepernick will not play in the NFL again, but adds ... it won't impact his legacy.

John Carlos -- who, along with Tommie Smith, made the most memorable Olympic demonstration -- says Kaep's now waded into social justice territory ... not only by kneeling, but by filing his grievance against the NFL for collusion.

John says it's likely Colin put the last nail in the coffin of his NFL career by attacking the league so directly. Not that there's anything wrong with that -- according to John, Kaepernick now has a duty to right the wrongs he feels were done. For himself and others.

Fun fact: Today marks the 49th anniversary of John and Tommie's powerful gesture.  

Joy Behar Corden Attacked Bad Guy, Not Victims ... Cut Him a Break, Rose!!!

10/16/2017 1:02 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Joy Behar is jumping to James Corden's defense after his Harvey Weinstein jokes got him skewered.

We got Joy Monday in NYC where she said Rose McGowan was going after the wrong guy by blasting Corden for his Weinstein comments at an AMFAR event.

If ya missed it, Rose called him a "motherf**king piglet" -- but Joy says it's not like James was mocking Weinstein victims. Plus, she says it's hardly fresh ground ... lots of late night hosts have laid into the movie mogul.

Corden has since apologized, but the way Joy sees it ... there was no need. Not with actual piglets still roaming Hollywood -- and she names names. 

Harvey and Bob Weinstein Showdown Tues Will Get Loud, Ugly

10/16/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Harvey Weinstein and his brother, Bob Weinstein, will have a showdown Tuesday that will inevitably lead to screaming, profanities and ultimately the threat of a lawsuit that could do in the company ... multiple sources connected to the meeting tell TMZ. 

The Board of Directors of The Weinstein Co. has a meeting on the books and we're told Harvey Weinstein's firing is on the agenda. Harvey will be on speakerphone ... he's in Arizona to get treatment for behavioral issues and sex addition. His civil lawyer, Patty Glaser, will be present in the room.

Our sources say Glaser is prepared to outline multiple reasons why her client's firing violates his contract. As we reported, the company never gave him a reason for booting him out, and our sources say to this day the company has never offered Harvey or Glaser any reason. She's also prepared to argue Harvey did not violate the contract.

As we reported, there's a provision that covers claims such as sexual harassment, and as long as Weinstein reimburses the company for any settlement or judge and then pays a penalty, all is good. Glaser will note the contract was signed in October 2015 and since then there hasn't been a single claim against her client.

As strong as Glaser is, we're told the lawyers who rep TWC, O'Melveny and Myers, believe the company had every right to fire Harvey. They say the company's Code of Conduct gives them that right, but we're told Glaser's position is that the contract trumps the Code.

Now the heat ... our sources say Bob Weinstein is angry -- livid -- over the whole situation and loses control during heated conversations. Harvey and Bob are birds of a feather, and people involved in the meeting say it's inevitable things will get loud and ugly.

We're told Glaser is ready to amp things up if the Board doesn't see things her way ... which is unlikely. She can try and force mediation and arbitration, which is provided for in the contract, but if the Board won't play ball we're told she's ready to file a lawsuit.  

As one very connected source put it, "There is so much crap that will be unearthed in a lawsuit, the company just can't survive it."

Stay tuned.

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