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Orlando Brown Heads to Rehab ... After Friends Stage Intervention

10/15/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Orlando Brown is finally getting the help he needs ... thanks to friends who never gave up on him and staged an intervention to get him into a rehab facility.

We're told, Orlando's friend Danny Boy -- the owner of a Vegas restaurant that the "That's So Raven" star broke into last month -- contacted Wendy Wheaton and Tommy Red, Hollywood producers with contacts in the rehab world.

The plan was to get Orlando some help back in August, but he threw a wrench in that plan when he got arrested in early September after breaking into Danny's joint. Orlando got out but went MIA for a few weeks.

Fast forward to last Sunday ... when Orlando made his way to a San Fernando Valley hotel where cops were called after he went off the rails. He was so bad off, his friends had to wait a few days for the intervention.

After the intervention -- put together by Tommy, Wendy and their group, yoursecretangels.org -- Orlando decided to enter a treatment facility for mental health and substance abuse issues. 

Orlando's no doubt had his troubles. They've been well documented here, here, here, here, here and here. There's also the infamous bounty hunters bust back in April ... when he was arrested in his undies. #GetWellOrlando

Orlando Brown Bitter Argument Over Hotel Rooms ... Cops are Called

10/11/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Orlando Brown FINALLY caught a break this week after cops had to come and deal with him in yet another police run-in that miraculously didn't end with him in cuffs ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us police were called Monday night for a disturbance at a San Fernando Valley hotel. We're told that disturbance turned out to be coming from Orlando and his manager.

Our sources say Orlando was in town this week to do a TV interview in the area, which his manager had set up. We're told the manager had booked two rooms at the hotel, and specifically requested Orlando's suite be next door to his in a connecting room. We've also been told the manager wanted to keep a close eye on the troubled actor.

Well, Orlando wasn't into that arrangement. We're told he insisted he be placed in another room that was not close. Apparently, this triggered an argument which got so crazy people called the cops, who came out to restore the peace. We're told Orlando eventually calmed down, and police left without incident ... meaning OB finally WASN'T arrested. Yay!!!

He should count himself lucky considering he's been in and out of police precincts seemingly nonstop for a while now. The most recent visit produced his latest epic mugshot.

We broke the story ... Orlando was arrested for burglary after he was caught on camera breaking into his friend's restaurant. He was sentenced to jail time in conjunction with his drug possession arrest from earlier this summer, and just got out on Oct. 1. 

Orlando also had run-ins with cops at the beginning of the year and, of course, later in the spring -- both of which resulted in less happier endings than this one did.

James Gunn Back in Business ... Tapped to Write 'Suicide Squad 2'

10/9/2018 12:57 PM PDT
Breaking News

That didn't take long -- fired "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn is bouncing back from controversial tweets by landing a gig writing "Suicide Squad 2."

As you know ... Disney canned Gunn in July over a bunch of years-old, yet horribly offensive tweets -- including comments about 9/11, AIDS, the Holocaust and rape.

Despite the controversy, Warner Bros and DC Films confirm they've snatched up Gunn ... and he'll now be tasked with improving the studios' much-maligned 'Suicide' franchise. 

For what it's worth, Gunn's old 'Guardians' cast backed him immediately after Disney and Marvel let him go, saying he was the victim of "mob mentality." Selma Blair also publicly supported her friend.

Deadline first reported Gunn's new job ... which most superhero movie fans have said is exactly what DC needs -- a taste of the Marvel Cinematic Universe success. Critics might say ... at what cost? 

'Wizards of Waverly Place' Star David Henrie Charged In Airport Gun Case

9/26/2018 10:13 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Wizards of Waverly Place" star David Henrie has been officially charged for bringing a loaded gun to an airport ... TMZ has learned.

The L.A. City Attorney's Office has filed three charges against Henrie -- carrying a loaded firearm, carrying a concealed firearm and possessing a weapon in a sterile area of the airport.

We broke the story ... Henrie was busted earlier this month after TSA agents discovered he had a loaded gun on him. He was taken into custody shortly afterward. The weapon was an M&P Shield 9mm pistol.

Our cameras spoke with David after his release and he told us the whole thing was a mistake, and the gun was totally legal. He also praised cops for their handling of the incident. In a statement, he said, "More than anything I am humiliated and embarrassed that this even happened."

If convicted, he faces a maximum of one year behind bars.

'Wizards of Waverly Place' Star Daniel Samonas Busted for DUI ... At Burning Man

9/11/2018 12:01 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Another day, another "Wizards of Waverly Place" arrest -- this time it's Selena Gomez's former onscreen love interest ... who got busted for DUI at Burning Man in real life.

Actor Daniel Samonas -- who played Dean Moriarty on the Disney Channel show -- was arrested and booked for driving under the influence in Pershing County, NV ... one of the counties that intersect in the vast Black Rock Desert where BM goes down.

We're still trying to figure out exactly when this happened, but presumably it occurred sometime between August 25 and September 3 -- the dates of Burning Man 2018. One thing's for sure ... Daniel was definitely there enjoying the dust and weird outfits. He posted pics from the festival.

We broke the story ... another 'WoWP' star, David Henrie, was also arrested this week after being caught with a loaded gun at LAX. He later apologized for the incident, saying ... "More than anything I am humiliated and embarrassed that this even happened."

Where's that Waverly Place magic when you need it, right? Someone get Alex on the horn, STAT.

Orlando Brown Jail Time for Drug, Burglary Cases

9/7/2018 10:37 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Orlando Brown will spend the next 23 days behind bars after he was sentenced in his drug and burglary cases.

The ex-Disney star pled no contest in his drug case stemming from a June arrest. He was sentenced to 15 days in jail. He also pled no contest in his most recent case ... burglary last weekend at his friend's restaurant where he was caught in the act. He was sentenced to 45 days in jail for that.

Orlando won't actually spend much time behind bars ... he gets credit for time served and both sentences are running concurrently. He's scheduled to be released Oct. 1.

TMZ broke the story ... Brown was spotted by cops going in and out of a motel in a high drug area. Cops found a bag of drugs on him, and later determined it to be meth.

Brown posed for this gnarly mug shot last Sunday after he was caught on camera changing the locks inside a restaurant owned by ex-Death Row artist Danny Boy, who's been friends with Orlando since they were kids.

Christian Bale Disneyland Sighting Makes Happiest Fan on Earth

8/25/2018 11:49 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

A super slim Christian Bale and his family got their amusement park on ... but nobody was more amused than the woman who finally saw her "love" in real life.

Christian, his wife and kids were getting off the Storybook Land Canal Boats at Disneyland Friday when a fangirl spotted "The Dark Knight" actor and had a mini freakout ... see, it really is the happiest place on Earth.

As we reported ... Bale's back in thin body form, which we saw last month when he was on vacay with his family in Italy.

His current look is a far cry from how he looked last year ... when he bulked up and buzzed his hair to channel Dick Cheney for the upcoming biopic "Backseat." Pretty drastic transformation ... but we all know it's kind of Christian's thing.

And, we have a feeling no matter how he looks ... his Disneyland fan would still love him.

Sean Gunn 'Guardians' Letter Speaks for Itself Won't Speculate on a Rehire

7/31/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

James Gunn's future in the "Guardians of the Galaxy" franchise is now in the hands of Disney -- a future his own brother won't try to predict after the cast's public cry of support.

We got Sean Gunn at LAX Monday just hours after he and the rest of the 'Guardians' actors penned an open letter going to bat for their fired director after he was canned over a week ago for old tweets that made light of rape and pedophilia.  

The actor doesn't have much more to add beyond what the letter says clear as day -- that the 'Guardians' "fully support" James -- but he does elaborate on what he thinks is happening to his big bro ... a full-on character assassination that he chalks up to mere lies.

He says he wants to know what fans think for themselves ... and hopes people will listen more now before they attack. As to whether Disney might reverse course ... Sean stays tight-lipped.

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Cast Backs James Gunn ... He's the Victim of 'Mob Mentality'

7/30/2018 10:20 AM PDT
Breaking News

'Guardians of the Galaxy' director James Gunn was done dirty by America's politically charged court of public opinion ... according to Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana and the rest of the 'GotG' stars.

The cast posted an open letter in support of Gunn, who Disney fired from the franchise in response to old tweets where he made several highly inappropriate jokes. In the letter they vouch for his character, accept his apology and hint Disney only canned him because it feared public backlash.

They wrote, "There is little due process in the court of public opinion. Given the growing political divide in this country, it's safe to say instances like this will continue." They went on to urge Americans to "ease up on the character assassinations and stop weaponizing mob mentality." 

In the letter -- also signed by Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista and Michael Rooker -- they don't exactly demand Disney rehire Gunn ... but on social media, Pratt said he'd "love to see him reinstated as director of Volume 3." The cast insists Gunn's not done in Hollywood, and they look forward to working with "our friend James again in the future."

'Bachelorette' Becca Kufrin Hair-Raising Fun at Disneyland ... No Dudes Required

7/19/2018 1:31 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

'Bachelorette' star Becca Kufrin went from a great hair day to a bad one after a few rides at the Happiest Place on Earth.

Becca and a gal pal got the royal treatment at Disneyland Wednesday cruising around with a park guide, which means they likely didn't have to wait in line. Plus, she's on ABC which is owned by Disney ... so, yeah ... instant FastPass.

Becca showed up with a perfectly blown-out coif, but it was no match for the Radiator Springs Racers and Incredicoaster.

She ousted virgin Colton Underwood on Monday night's episode where she visited the final four contestant's hometowns. Now, only three guys remain ... Garrett, Blake and Jason.

Ron Howard 'Solo' Made Disney Halt Spin-offs? ... Don't Believe Everything You Read

6/27/2018 6:59 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ron Howard is taking issue with reports Disney is putting future 'Star Wars' spin-offs on ice after his flick fell short, money-wise.

We got the director of "Solo: A Star Wars Story" Tuesday in Bev Hills just days after it was reported Disney was suspending all pre-planned 'Star Wars' story movies because 'Solo' failed to deliver the studio's desired box office numbers. That includes the Obi-Wan movie. Ron seems to say there are inaccuracies in the reporting, but he's not specific.

You'd think Ron would take the news to heart, considering his flick is being blamed for the rumored decision, but that ain't the case. As far as he knows, 'Solo' got good reviews and a generally decent turnout in ticket sales. Maybe not what Disney wanted ... but he's satisfied.

When you've got a track record like RH ... you can afford to hit a double now and then.

Natalie Portman My Disneyland Muscle's Outta This World

6/25/2018 10:38 AM PDT

Natalie Portman knows how to make an entrance at Disneyland -- Cute kiddo in tow? Check. Stormtrooper as your muscle? No doubt!

Natalie and her family hit up The Happiest Place on Earth on Sunday where they got the royal treatment. The entire family was there ... hubby Benjamin Millepied, 1-year-old Amalia and 7-year-old son, Aleph.  

They hit up It's a Small World and Big Thunder Mountain, but with Queen Amidala in town, it was a no-brainer that she also sit in for a 'Star Wars' show. Some of the kids, including Aleph, took the stage for a lightsaber show against Amidala's grandson, Kylo Ren.

But no doubt stealing the scene was baby girl Amalia ... who couldn't look any cuter avoiding the sun with her pink floppy hat. Adorbs!

Heidi Klum Doing Disneyland ... And This Guy!!!

6/17/2018 9:23 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Heidi Klum, her kids and her guy all hit Disneyland, and it's a toss up as to who had more fun -- although we're giving bf Tom Kaulitz the early lead.

The German super couple -- Tom's the guitarist for Tokio Hotel -- was all over each other Saturday in Anaheim. She even got Tom to slip on a pair of polka-dotted Minnie Mouse ears while they strolled around. The things we do for love, right?

Heidi's kids already look totally comfortable with Mom's new dude -- they were all smiling with him on Splash Mountain and several other rides. One small crisis, though ...

Looks like Heidi got a little something on her lips at one point. Luckily, Tommy-on-the-spot was there to handle the situation.

Whew!! Crisis averted.

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