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Disney's 'Frozen'

Sued For $250 MILLION

They Stole My Life Story

9/24/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
You might have thought Walt Disney's "Frozen" was about an ice princess and a talking snowman ... but it's actually one woman's true-life story -- or so she's claiming in a new $250 MILLION lawsuit.

Isabella Tanikumi claims the movie is NOT based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, "The Snow Queen" ... but rather her 2010 autobiography -- about growing up in the Andean mountains of Peru.

Tanikumi claims Disney plagiarized and copied the story, characters, and plots from her book ... and turned it into "Frozen" -- the highest grossing animated flick of all time.

We took a quick look at her book ... nope, didn't see a talking snowman.

Our advice to her ... let it go.

Disney Star Tiffany Thornton

Reconciles with Husband

After Child Abduction Drama

9/20/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Disney star Tiffany Thornton is back with the man she feared so much she fled into the dark of night with her kids ... TMZ has learned.

We're told Thornton and her hubby, Chris Carney, have reconciled  ... moving into Chris' parents' house in Hot Springs, Arkansas, where his mom is the mayor.  

We broke the story ... Chris filed a child stealing report with police back in May ... claiming Thornton had abducted their 2 young sons. Turned out ... Thornton fled to get away from her husband who went on violent drunken binges.  It was so bad Chris' mom helped her escape.

So Chris has pledged to stop drinking and Tiffany is back -- though we're told she made him take a drug and alcohol test first.  

We're also told Tiffany and Chris are getting counseling, so maybe things will work out. 

Deadmau5 vs Mickey Mouse

Fighting Over Ears

And Maybe Molly

9/3/2014 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Deadmau5 Disney Mickey Mouse Ears
The battle between DJ Deadmau5 and Mickey Mouse isn't just a legal showdown over who gets the trademark on giant ears ... it's also about DRUGS!

And by that we mean, much like an EDM rave -- you have to be pretty high to watch some kids TV shows. 

Drake Bell

Possibly Living at Disneyland

8/9/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Attention, friends of Drake Bell ... the former Nickelodeon star may be shacking up inside of Sleeping Beauty's castle at Disneyland in Anaheim -- or at least that's how it seems.

The evidence is pretty crystal ... Bell was spotted inside The Magic Kingdom on SIXTEEN DAYS last month. We got a bunch of pics he took with fans during his many visits.

What's also interesting, earlier this year the actor filed for bankruptcy ... and tickets/annual passes to Disney don't run cheap.


Kate Walsh

She's a Rackstar

Grabs Boobs at Disneyland

7/28/2014 4:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kate Walsh went to Disneyland, but it's hooters that ended up making her day -- as she cupped a pair of boobs on Splash Mountain.

The "Private Practice" actress kept her hands well inside the log flume over the weekend -- and showed full support for the knockers seated in front of her during the ride's signature drop.

Kate seemed unimpressed with the rack, but maybe she's just felt 'em before. Turns out the chick is a friend of hers. 

Caution: Riders may get wet.


Disney Star Orlando Brown

Cops Say Audio Proves

Actor Made Death Threats

7/24/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Orlando Brown 911 Call
Disney star Orlando Brown is in the crosshairs of prosecutors after an audiotape surfaced in which he allegedly threatens to kill a woman, her daughter and her mom.

Police were called to the woman's North Hollywood apartment Monday just after midnight.  The woman claimed the "That's so Raven" star was going nuts outside.  Neighbors also called 911, one of whom claimed Brown had a weapon. 

TMZ has obtained a copy of the audio -- which police have forwarded to the L.A. City Attorney -- in which a man threatens, "I'll kill you, your mama, your daughter, everybody."

Brown's rep tells TMZ the actor insists he's not the one on the audio, but cops disagree.  Our police sources say they believe it is indeed Brown and they've forwarded the case to the City Attorney.

Brown says the woman is a stalker who has been "excessively" texting him, and he went to her apartment to explain to her boyfriend nothing was going on between them.

Brown has had his share of legal troubles.  He served jail time for failing to complete his alcohol ed class in connection with a DUI.


Justin Bieber

I Don't Do Lines

Wheelchairs it at Disneyland

7/23/2014 7:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0723-justin-bieber-twitter-01Justin Bieber + wheelchair + Disneyland = I get to cut to the front of the line! Or at least that's how it looks.

Justin was at the happiest place on earth in Anaheim Sunday and posed with a fan while in a wheelchair. The girl posted the photo with the caption ... "I love how he just pretended to be a normal person on a wheelchair."

Of course, the immediate reaction online was that Justin was a line scofflaw ... but Justin's camp tells TMZ that wasn't the case. We're told Bieber was nursing a knee injury from basketball and only sat in the wheelchair to rest for a few moments.

Even more interesting ... we're told Justin wouldn't need the wheelchair to cut lines, because Disney already escorts him in and out of rides to avoid huge crowds gathering when he's in the park.


Disney Star Bella Thorne

Scare The Crap Outta Me

For 3 Grand A Week

7/22/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bella Thorne Amityville
Disney star Bella Thorne stands to make a small fortune from her new horror flick, "Amityville" ...  but there's one perk even Bella couldn't get from producers -- fresh underwear.

The 16-year-old "Shake It Up" star is shooting the latest reincarnation of "The Amityville Horror" ... and according to her contract -- obtained by TMZ -- she's raking in $3,276 a week.

The contract obviously says producers will provide all costumes for the flick, with one exception -- undergarments ... an essential in a horror film.

But here's the real poop ... Bella gets a series of $25K bonuses if the movie does well -- up to $150K if it passes the $100M mark.

And if there's a sequel -- with 12 Amityville flicks, the odds are good -- she'll collect an additional $125K ... and bonuses of up to $300K.

That's underwear money to burn.


Original Voice Actor

Richard Jones Dies at 87

7/8/2014 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Pinocchio Dies
The first man who brought Pinocchio to life on the big screen has died -- Richard Percy Jones passed away at home in Northridge, CA.

Jones died Monday night ... apparently of natural causes.

As a kid, he was chosen by Walt Disney to provide the voice of the boy puppet for the 1940 animated flick, "Pinocchio." Jones was also a skilled rodeo rider -- appearing in a bunch of B-movies and TV shows. He also had bit roles in the "Our Gang" films.

Jones retired from acting in the 1960s... to go into real estate and banking. He's survived by his wife and 4 kids.


Disney Star Billy Unger

Arrested for DUI

6/30/2014 10:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Billy Unger Arrested For DUI
Another Disney Star ... another substance abuse arrest .... "Lab Rats" star Billy Unger has been arrested for DUI.

The 18-year-old was driving on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu Saturday just after midnight when Sheriff's deputies pulled him over for speeding. 

Deputies suspected Unger was under the influence.  He blew a .08 -- barely the legal limit, but there's a special California law for drivers under the age of 21.  If they have ANY alcohol in their system it's considered driving under the influence.

Unger was arrested, taken to jail and released.

Unger is now on a fairly long list of Disney stars with drug and alcohol problems.  Others include Zac Efron, Mitchel Musso, Jake T. Austin, Orlando Brown, Kirsten Storms, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Shia LaBeouf, and of course ... Lindsay Lohan.

7:45 PM PT -- Billy issued a statement to TMZ thanking his fans for their support.

'Frozen' Look-alike

Does Elsa

Have a Body Like This?

6/24/2014 6:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Frozen Look AlikeAnna Faith Carlson, the smoking hot model who bares a strong resemblance to Elsa from "Frozen," was spotted out on the beach in Florida this week ... with a body that is anything but G-rated.

She's clearly not let herself go.


Walt Disney

Mansion Makeover Fetches

$74 Million for Seller

6/20/2014 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Walt Disney HomeThe guy who owned Walt Disney's old mansion was not able to get his $90 million asking price, and had to settle for a measly $74 million. Sucks, right?

Gabriel Brener, co-owner of the Houston Dynamo soccer team, bought the Carolwood Estate in a ritzy area of L.A. in the 90s from the Disney trust for $8.45 million and made some HUGE improvements over the years. 

The mansion now has 8-bedrooms, 17 bathrooms and sits on nearly 4 acres. It features a pool, wine cellar, tennis court, library, gym, putting green and movie room. 

The estate -- listed by Jay Harris from The Agency -- does not have many Disney touches left, but Brener held on to Mrs. Disney's infamous rose bushes, the tunnel ... and the famous Disney gate.

Former Disney Honcho

Sued Again by Sexual Assault Accuser

In Bizarre New Case

6/11/2014 6:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The 31-year-old man who DROPPED his sexual assault case against former Disney exec David Neuman has now refiled the case with some significant changes ... changes that are just plain weird.

Michael Egan held a news conference in April to publicly skewer Neuman, claiming Neuman repeatedly molested him when he was a teenager, at pool parties in L.A. and on vacation in Hawaii.

Egan's lawyer, Jeff Herman, filed the lawsuit in Hawaii because of a forgiving statute of limitations, but then without explanation dropped the lawsuit last week.  It probably had a lot to do with the fact that Neuman busted Egan, who signed a sworn declaration in 2003 saying Neuman NEVER did anything inappropriate with him.

But now Egan has filed another lawsuit -- this time dropping all the Hawaii allegations and focusing on allegations of molestation at L.A. pool parties.

In a bizarre move ... Egan doesn't name Neuman in this lawsuit ... he calls him John Doe.  But it's clear he's referring to Neuman.  The suit refers to Neuman's position at Disney -- there's no doubt it's him.

And get this ... Egan admits he signed that 2003 declaration saying Neuman did nothing inappropriate, but says he signed it "under fear, threats, and duress."  The reason that's so weird -- at the very same time Egan signed it, he was on the attack against 3 other men making the same allegations.

Neuman's lawyer has called Egan's tactics a smear campaign and a shakedown of an innocent man.

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