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Amber Heard, Johnny Depp Settlement Hits a Wall

8/15/2016 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0809-amber-heard-johnny-depp-tmzTMZ has learned there's a stalemate in the legal war between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp ... and it all has to do with a joint statement about what happened -- or didn't happen -- on May 21.

Sources connected with Amber tell TMZ, the sticking point is that Amber wants a joint statement in which Johnny admits he committed domestic violence. Our Amber sources say Johnny's people came back loud and clear -- he will NEVER sign a document in which he admits to domestic violence because he never committed it.  

We've been reporting Amber demanded a phenomenal amount of money for their 15-month marriage ... the parties have settled on around $8 million, including lawyers' fees, but she wanted a lot more. Mind you -- all she'd be entitled to is half the earnings that were left after taxes and living expenses, and we're told they spent a lot of money together.

And we've learned Amber has hired a new lawyer to helm her case -- famed attorney Pierce O'Donnell, who recently repped Shelly Sterling in the Donald Sterling saga


Johnny Depp Cuts Off Fingertip in Fit of Rage ... Amber Claims

8/15/2016 9:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

814-launch-johnny-depp-finger-tmzJohnny Depp accidentally cut off his fingertip in a fit of rage ... then dipped the stump in dark blue paint and wrote on the wall in paint and blood the name "Billy Bob" -- the actor with whom Johnny accused Amber Heard of cheating -- this according to Amber and her people.

TMZ has obtained this gruesome photo of Johnny's butchered finger -- WARNING ... EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO LOOK AT. It's an exhibit in her domestic violence case against Johnny.

We're told the incident went down in March of last year, just a month after Amber and Johnny married. They were in a villa in Australia when a fierce argument erupted.  

According to Amber's version of events Johnny, who was drunk and high on ecstasy, smashed several bottles and windows and also slammed a plastic phone against the wall unit. She claims a piece of one of the items cut off a portion of the middle finger on his right hand.

814-johnny-depp-mirror-tmzAmber's version goes on ... she's a painter and had dark blue paint in the room. She claims Johnny dipped what remained of his forefinger in the paint and then used the gnarly digit to write various words on a mirror, including "Billy Bob" and "Easy Amber."

Amber had done a movie with Billy Bob Thornton and she claims Johnny accused the 2 of sleeping together -- something she strongly denied, adding he accused her of infidelity with other men as well. 

Amber's people say Johnny didn't get medical help for nearly 24 hours, so doctors could not reattach the fingertip ... they used a flap from his hand to sew on a new tip.

It's the latest twist in an acrimonious case. A video leaked Friday of Johnny in a rage, smashing a wine bottle and glass.

UFC's 'Rumble' Johnson Praises Jon Jones 'Still Best Fighter In the World'

8/15/2016 9:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Cheating allegations or not, Jon Jones is still the best fighter in the world ... so says UFC star Anthony "Rumble" Johnson

Johnson was famously supposed to fight Jones at UFC 187 last year -- but Jon was pulled from the fight less than a month before the match when he was arrested for a hit-and-run in New Mexico.

Now, with a potential 2-year suspension looming, Rumble says Jones' reputation has taken another major hit -- but his skills are still world-class. 

"Nobody trusts him," Johnson said ... "He's still, to me, the best fighter in the world. It's just, once again, his actions make him ... it degrades him."

Johnson says he's still down to fight Jones at some point in the future -- "It doesn't matter if it's for the title or not. I would like to fight him because he is such a talented fighter."

Wendell Pierce Devastated After Losing His Home In Louisiana Floods

8/15/2016 12:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Wendell Pierce could barely speak he was so heartsick over losing his home in the Baton Rouge torrent.

We got the actor at LAX Monday where he told us his home was one of thousands that were completely destroyed last week. Wendell's childhood home was also destroyed in Hurricane Katrina.

He's too emotional to even speak.

Gilbert Arenas 'You Can't Treat Boys Like Girls' ... Even When They're 4

8/15/2016 8:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Gilbert Arenas says he's so hard on Nick Young's 4-year-old son ... because he doesn't want the kid to be a "vagina" when he grows up. 

Gilbert has been posting videos with 4-year-old Nick Young Jr. -- doing things like throwing his scooter across the yard to toughen him up. He also mocked the kid for crying when he got hit with a basketball. 

So, when we saw Gilbert at Skateland over the weekend for Dorell Wright's '90s-themed charity event -- we asked if he thinks he's going TOO hard on the youngster. 

"Hell naw! That's how you're supposed to treat boys," Arenas said ... "can't treat boys like little girls." 

"I'm worse off the camera to him. He used to be a vagina, now he's good."

Eddie George 'Hard Knocks' Player Messed Up Smarter Ways to Bang Chicks at Camp

8/15/2016 8:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Eddie George has some great advice for the Rams player who got caught with a girl in his dorm during training camp -- GET A HOTEL ROOM, BRO!!

The "Hard Knocks" cameras were rolling when Jeff Fisher cut wide receiver Deon Long recently -- after the dude was caught with a female in his room ... a direct violation of the team's no estrogen training camp policy. 

So, we had to ask Eddie -- who played for Coach Fisher for years -- if players ever came up with plans to get around the rules ... and that's when EG dropped some sneaky (yet, pretty obvious) knowledge.  

By the way, Long got picked up by the Eagles earlier this month ... so dude, PAY ATTENTION TO THE VIDEO!! 

Kylie Jenner My Turks & Caicos Rental Had 23 Rooms!!!

8/15/2016 10:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0815_kylie_kendall_jenner_turks_and_caicos_airbnb_launchKylie Jenner rang in her 19th birthday in Turks & Caicos with her squad in a $35 million, 6 acre estate.

Kylie's rental was ridiculous ... 3 oceanside villas that could accommodate 54 guests.

2 of the 3 homes had 8 bedrooms and 8.5 baths, while the third was a bit of a downgrade with a mere 7 bedrooms and 7.5 baths. 

Other perks ... a personal chef and butler, tennis court, 1,000 square foot gym, waterfall, Turkish steam room, sauna, massage room, fire pit, and kite surfing and snorkeling equipment -- all hooked up by Airbnb.

Definitely beats the all-inclusive buffet.

Forever 21 We Don't Sell Swastika Rings

8/15/2016 12:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0815-forever-21-swastika-ring-nazi-TWITTER-no-logo-01Forever 21 is getting serious heat for an offensive hoax: swastika ring merchandise.

The clothing company was put on blast by a customer who posted a photo of two swastika rings inside one of its stores.  

A Forever 21 exec tells us the rings are NOT Forever 21 products ... period.

As to how it happened is unclear ... but it appears someone hooked the swastika rings to the back of another product.

Kendall Jenner Terrified By Alleged Stalker Arrested in Driveway

8/15/2016 7:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kendall Jenner had a big scare Sunday night, when she was greeted as she returned to her new Hollywood Hills home by an alleged stalker.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Kendall drove up to the house and saw a guy in her driveway by the gate. As she drove through, the guy followed her.  

Kendall freaked out and called 911 ... she stayed in her car until cops roared up the hill.

The man was arrested for stalking. We're also told there was a warrant out for his arrest.

Kendall bought the house 2 months ago. It's located above the Sunset Strip, in an area that's had its share of problems.


Rob Kardashian & Blac Chyna Massive, Constant Conflict Fuels Reality Show

8/15/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0815-rob-kardashian-blac-chyna-TMZ-01Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna squabble, scream and yell at each other, and that's the core of their upcoming reality show. 

Production sources tell us fight topics range from Rob's diet to social media and lots in between, including money and fame.

Very little is not filmed ... we're told cameras are rolling for up to 13 hours a day, 5 days a week.  

The tension has become increasingly exacerbated by Chyna's pregnancy.

We're told producers are chuckling at stories that Rob is now running hot and cold on doing a reality show. We're also told it's just caused more conflict between the 2, and the result is really good TV.


Mariah Carey Boobs Don't Fly with Airports

8/15/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0809-mariah-carey-getty-tmz-01Two airports in Cali want Mariah Carey's boobs up out of their faces -- they're banning the billboards she commissioned because they're way too sexy.

Mimi's returning to Vegas later this month, and to promote the show we're told she shelled out thousands for an inviting photo shoot that were going up on billboards near Burbank and Orange County airports -- huge takeoff spots for the Vegas-bound L.A. crowd. 

Problem is ... the airports have big issues with Mariah's boobs, barely covered by a gold sheet. We're told even Caesars, where Mariah will be performing, wants a censored version of the billboard.

Mariah, we're told, is pressing for the original in all its glory. 

We're with her.


'RHOA' Kenya Moore Matt Jordan Ain't No Boss

8/15/2016 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kenya Moore has an idea of her perfect man and ex-boyfriend Matt Jordan misses the mark.

We got Kenya arriving at LAX after Matt aired their dirty laundry on Instagram and called Kenya manipulative. 

Watch ... doesn't seem like Kenya's ruling out a reunion, although 9 marriage proposals might have set her standards too high.

Kimbo Slice's Son I Wanna Bang Kylie Jenner ... And Tyga Can't Stop Me!

8/15/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Bad news for Tyga ... Kimbo Slice's son wants to nail his girlfriend -- and there ain't a damn thing he can do about it.

Check out this clip of Kevin "Baby Slice" Ferguson -- a freak of an MMA fighter who's making his pro debut at Bellator 160 on August 26th. 

Baby Slice says he's planning a pretty awesome tribute to his father at the fight -- which will culminate with a knockout in Kimbo's honor. 

But the best part of the clip ... when we asked him if he digs any of the Kardashians -- and he basically sent out a warning to Kylie Jenner's boyfriend.

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