Got a Tip? Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here


  • FS1
    9:00 PM PST

    9:30 PM PST

Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel Shacking Up in Style

5/8/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Miranda Kerr and Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel have emptied their piggy banks to buy a super awesome home in the land of O.J. ... Brentwood, CA.

The model and the techie dropped a cool $12 mil on an incredible 7,100 square foot gated estate on almost an acre of precious land.  

The main house has 4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a pool and a home gym.  

The architecture is spectacular ... it was designed by one of the most famous architects in California history ... Gerard Colcord.

Lucky for the gazilionaires ... the house was listed for $12.5 mil, so they got a deal.

Prince Rare Signature Up for Sale

5/8/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0506-prince-contract-launch-02"Purple Rain" made Prince a superstar and led to him putting his John Hancock on a Hollywood deal -- something he rarely did -- and the contract is up for auction.  

A longtime fan just posted Prince's first exclusive agency contract -- with Creative Artists Agency -- on eBay. The seller purchased the 2-year CAA deal from an auction back in 2005 for $10,000 ... but now she's looking to cash out in a big way. 

Tom Ross, the founder and former head of CAA's music department, tells TMZ they landed Prince by helping him close the deal for the "Purple Rain" movie and tour. Ross says Prince was always present for meetings, but early on minions were warned to never speak directly to Prince ... or risk getting fired. 

You can put in a bid on the contract, or Go Crazy ... and buy it outright for $30k! 

David Miscavige Stalker Dodges Jail ... Free Again

5/8/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0506-david-miscavige-getty-01The guy who allegedly threatened to kill Scientology leader David Miscavige is a free man ... after pleading no contest to making death threats and stalking the church leader.

Andre Barkanov, a 47-year-old Illinois resident, was sentenced to 1 year in county jail, but got credit for time served and won't have to spend another day behind bars.

Barkanov was also hit with five years of formal probation and a 10 year protective order, requiring him to stay clear of Miscavige and the church. He also has to complete a 1 year substance abuse program.

As TMZ first reported, Barkanov allegedly called the church's L.A. office, telling the operator, "Tell David that we are going to kill him" and "We are going to assassinate Mr. Miscavige and every single one of you."

Katt Williams Great News!! For His Lawyers

5/8/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0506-katt-williams-tmzWhat Katt Williams calls a Good Samaritan act ... prosecutors call grounds for another criminal charge against the comedian.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... he's been charged with one count of misdemeanor battery for the incident in L.A. in March where Katt allegedly struck bystanders in self-defense. Katt told us the guys were cracking short jokes on him after he ran to help victims in a car crash.

Meanwhile, back east ... prosecutors in Georgia filed a motion to revoke his bond in his bodyguard assault case. The Hall County D.A. said his last arrest -- for allegedly throwing a salt shaker at a restaurant manager -- was the last straw.

If a judge signs off, Katt could be locked up until he goes to trial. He also faces 6 months in jail for the L.A. case.

At this point, Katt's lawyers are booking more gigs than he is.


J.R. Smith Tapped for 'Space Jam 2' Role ... Let's Get Animated!

5/8/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0506_jr-smith-space-jam_gettyLeBron James might have familiar company on the set of "Space Jam 2" ... 'cause TMZ Sports has learned producers have already reached out to Cavs star J.R. Smith for a role in the flick. 

We spoke to Smith's rep Daniel Hazan ... who says producers contacted him a few weeks ago to see if Smith would be down for a part -- and J.R.'s ears perked up. 

"There is mutual interest," Hazan says. 

As for the role -- nothing's set in stone, but producers have kicked around the idea of Smith possibly voicing an animated character ... a la "the Monstars" from the original.  

It makes sense for producers to go after Bron's teammates -- when Michael Jordan starred in the original "Space Jam," several Bulls teammates like Scottie Pippen and Luc Longley got to come along for the ride.

Hazan says he's hopeful the two sides will be able to work something out soon -- saying at the end of the day, "It all depends on the deal."

Lil Dicky Raps About Mother's Day Gift A Greeting Card!

5/8/2016 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lil Dicky's a baller on a budget ... so he says in a new rap song about his Mother's Day gift selection.

Dicky rapped about the struggle to buy a worthy gift come Sunday, and a card from Bald Guy Greetings fit the bill. Thing is ... Dicky was returning a favor by rapping about the card company, because it funded his album and tour by contributing to his Kickstarter campaign.

Check out the audio ... and pray Mamma Dicky gets more than a card.

Diana Nyad Rio Is Unsafe Olympians In Serious Danger

5/8/2016 12:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Diana Nyad -- one of the greatest swimmers of all time -- says the water situation in Rio is a "mess" ... telling TMZ Sports she's extremely concerned for the health of our Olympic athletes. 

Long story short ... Nyad essentially says the decision to host the Olympics in Rio was a huge mistake -- because the water is putrid and people are getting seriously sick. 

Nyad says it's too late to switch venues now -- but the athletes have a serious decision to make ... boycott for your health ... or risk it all for Olympic glory. 

What would you do? 

Blac Chyna & Rob Premature Negotiation In Talks for Baby TV Show

5/7/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0506_rob_chyna_compositeBlac Chyna's fetus is on the verge of becoming a TV star ... 'cause her parents are in talks to get a reality show about their new family, TMZ has learned. 

Our sources tell us ... Chyna and Rob Kardashian have been talking with the network that made the K family a household name -- E! -- and we're told the project is on the fast track. 

One of our sources tell us the couple ain't gonna come cheap -- we're told the numbers being thrown around are in the 7-figure range. 

So far, we're told nothing is set in stone -- but with Chyna being in her 2nd trimester, the network better move fast if they hope to have a production crew catch the grand entrance ... if you catch our drift. 

Travis Scott Plays Bumper Cars With His Lambo

5/7/2016 10:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Travis Scott should stick to rapping and stay far away from any work as a valet driver ... cuz the dude rammed his Lambo into a parked car.

Scott was leaving the Glendale Galleria last week and you can see, he was in a hurry to get out of there. In fact, he was in such a rush ... he backed right into the car behind him.

By the looks of things, the damage was minor to non-existent and Scott was able to leave on his own after the other driver gave an OK.

You'd think they'd have a backup cam on those things. 

Chyna Busted Drunk and Sleeping Outside ... Months Before Death

5/7/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0506_chyna-tmzChyna was seriously struggling before she died -- so much so, police found her wasted and passed out on the ground outside her apartment building ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement tells us they got a call in November for a woman lying unconscious at 7 AM in Redondo Beach, CA -- and when they arrived, officers found Chyna. We're told she was slurring her speech, had bloodshot eyes and reeked of booze.  

Cops say Chyna admitted drinking wine the night before and said she decided to sleep outside because she was struggling with her keys. She was also carrying nearly $20k in cash she says she made at an autograph session.

Paramedics on scene determined she was too drunk to take care of herself, and cops booked her for public intoxication. 

Chyna was found dead on April 20. Her cause of death is still under investigation. 


CBS Boss Les Moonves I'd Consider Manziel for NFL Commentator 'Anybody Gets 2nd Chance'

5/7/2016 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Johnny Manziel -- future NFL commentator?? It's possible. 

With his playing career likely over, we asked CBS honcho Les Moonves if he would ever consider the former Heisman Trophy winner for a job in the booth. 

The answer wasn't a resounding YES -- but it wasn't no either. 

"He'd have to audition like 50 other guys do," Moonves said. 

You gotta watch the clip ... Moonves acknowledges Johnny's got some issues -- and it definitely bothers him a little bit -- but says when it comes to job hiring, "Anybody gets a second chance."

Mariah Carey Star of Million Dollar Bat Mitzvah

5/7/2016 7:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mariah Carey was the headliner of her manager's daughter's Bat Mitzvah ... but someone's got to tell her the meaning of "mazel tov!"

Mariah made a grand entrance into 1 OAK in WeHo Friday for Mishka Bulochnikov, the 13-year-old daughter of Stella.

The event was insane ... a 500 lb chocolate and red velvet cake, mini Kanye from Jeff Beacher's Madhouse, a Bentley golf cart which Mishka got as a present, a DJ from Power 105 ... but the thing is ... it cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to rent the club out on a Friday night.

Kids ... they're expensive.


Prince Rehab Doc History of Treating Rock Stars

5/7/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0506_steven-adler-prince_tmz_gettyThe doctor commissioned to save Prince's life treated one of the most strung out rock stars in history.

Former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler sought treatment from Dr. Howard Kornfeld in the mid-'90s to kick a vicious heroin habit. 

Adler's been open about his demons -- his heroin problem got him booted from Guns N' Roses. In 1996, right around the time he was being treated by Kornfeld, he suffered a stroke from an OD that left one side of his face paralyzed.

We're told Dr. Kornfeld treated Adler with the same synthetic opiate Kornfeld's son carried in his backpack to Prince's home. 


Around The Web