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Lorenzo Lamas

My Son's Got Demons But ...

He's On His Own Now

10/5/2015 3:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lorenzo Lamas hopes his son can pull through his legal troubles -- he got busted for theft at a Target -- but dad's hardly jumping through hoops to save A.J. Lamas' bacon.

We asked Lorenzo about A.J.'s theft, battery, and child endangerment arrest. He was also allegedly carrying a meth pipe. L.L. sounded concerned about his son, telling us ... "He's in a difficult spot. My heart and prayers go out to him." 

But Lorenzo also hinted A.J. has burned him in the past -- "My family has been there for him on numerous occasions."

Watch the clip ... 2 words come to mind: tough love.


Lewis Hamilton

REJECTED From Paris Fashion Show

... With Janelle Monae

10/5/2015 2:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Well, this is awkward ... Lewis Hamilton -- a guy who makes his living getting there first -- was rejected at the door of a super fancy Paris fashion show ... for getting there last.

Hamilton -- along with singer Janelle Monae -- tried to attend Stella McCartney's spring/summer fashion show in Paris this past weekend, but there was one problem ... they were tardy to the party.

Check out the video -- it's cringe worthy watching the two mega stars stand outside the venue for what seems like ages. 

Cheer up Lewis ... you spent the summer with Rihanna ... and that's a venue we'd all like access to.

BTW -- the two did eventually get into the show ... still, the initial rejection had to sting. 

Charlize Theron

My Alleged Stalker

Brought Me Flowers

10/5/2015 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1005-charlize-theron-getty-01Charlize Theron says an unexpected floral delivery turned into a nightmare when a guy refused to leave until he saw her face-to-face ... so she called the cops.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ a man showed up at Theron's home in the Hollywood Hills on Sunday afternoon with a bouquet of flowers.

We're told he rang the buzzer at the front gate and Charlize instructed him to "just leave them," but she claims he refused to take off.

Charlize called police, and the guy got arrested for stalking.


50 Cent

I'm No Homophobe

... I Just Hate 'Empire'

10/5/2015 10:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1005-50-cent-tmz-0150 Cent just learned why it's important to get the full story ... after he shared a homophobic post about "Empire" ... but he didn't read the whole thing. 

A rep for 50 tells TMZ the rapper reposted a photo to his Instagram making fun at the show's decline in ratings ... but he missed the part about the drop in ratings being due to the show's "gay stuff."

50's rep says he deleted the post once he saw the homophobic comments attached to it. The rep says the comments were "not a reflection of his views at all."

50 has been beefing with the show for a while now ... mostly because he says it's inferior to his show "Power." It doesn't help that "Empire" singled him out during the season 2 premiere episode.

Tyson Beckford

I Got No Beef With Chris Brown

... He's So Below Me

10/5/2015 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1005-tyson-beckford-chris-brown-TMZ-01Tyson Beckford says he doesn't have beef with Chris Brown anymore because the way he sees it, Brown is just plain nuts and nowhere near his level of fame.

Beckford hosted a party in Atlantic City over the weekend and took a passive aggressive approach at squashing their beef. The two exchanged threats back in May after Beckford posted a pic with Brown's ex, Karrueche Tran.

Beckford's reason for waving the white flag now -- "At 38,000 ft, I can't hear what you're saying on the sidewalk." 

He didn't stop there ... "When you're someone who's at my level and you realize someone else is not really all there, you just say, 'You know what, I'm just gonna let you slide because I realize you're not all there.'"

Tyson loves ending feuds. He just has a funny way of showing it. 

Caleb Logan Bratayley

13-Year-Old YouTube Star

Dies Mysteriously

10/5/2015 9:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1005-caleb-logan-instgram-02Caleb Logan Bratayley seemed like a perfectly healthy 13-year-old one hour -- and the next ... the YouTube star was dead, and the only explanation so far is he suffered a "medical emergency."

Caleb -- whose family has racked up more than a billion YouTube views -- died Thursday night in Maryland. Law enforcement sources tell us a 911 call was placed at 7 PM, and police and fire responded to the family's home.

We're told Caleb was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

It is a puzzling death because he's only 13. When the family announced the tragedy they only said he "passed away of natural causes." Our sources say it was not suicide, there were no drugs, and there is no history of drug use. The 911 call was for a "medical emergency."

The coroner will conduct an autopsy as part of its investigation.


Nomar Garciaparra

MLB Hazing's No Big Deal

... We All Did It

10/5/2015 6:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

RELAX ... forcing MLB rookies to wear dresses is no big deal -- despite criticism that it sends a bad message to kids -- so says ex-MLB star Nomar Garciaparra

As we previously reported, the head of a powerful LGBT group is upset that several MLB teams forced their rookies to dress like women as part of a hazing ritual ... claiming it sends the message that the idea of men who wear dresses is something to be mocked.

1002-rookies-dress-up-SUB-TWITTER-01But Nomar doesn't think it's a big deal at all -- telling TMZ Sports, "When it's fun and good taste it's all good."

He added, "I had to dress up ... that's all part of it."

Maddie Ziegler

Diamonds Are A Girl's BFF

... On Her 13th Bday

10/5/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1002-maddie-ziegler-birthday-dinner-INSTAGRAM-01Maddie Ziegler just turned 13 and if you're wondering what a kid who's starred in 3 Sia music videos and a reality show gets when they reach teen-hood ... ice, as in a pair of diamond stud earrings.

Ziegler's family surprised the "Dance Moms" star with a birthday party at their family's favorite hibachi restaurant. We're told the youngster was punked by her family and friends, who all profusely apologized saying they couldn't make it out for her birthday.

But when Maddie showed up at the restaurant ... her BFFs Nia, Kendall and Mackenzie from the show all yelled SURPRISE!!! We're told 2 dozen people were in on it, even Abby Lee Miller.

After the group sang happy birthday, they took down a cheesecake. And to top it all off she also got what every other 13-year-old out there wants ... an Apple Watch. 

Next stop for the youngsters ... L.A., where they'll be filming the new season of "Dance Moms."

When we were 13, we ate pizza and played Nintendo.

Shane Mosley

I've Got Millions in the Bank

... But I'm No Mayweather

10/5/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1002-shane-mosley-TMZ-01Boxing was very, VERY good to Shane Mosley -- 'cause the guy has roughly $10 MILLION in the bank, which is awesome ... but nowhere NEAR the kind of money Floyd Mayweather rakes in. 

Mosley had to declare his income and expenses to the court as part of his divorce from Jin Mosley ... and in the court docs obtained by TMZ Sports, Shane states he's got $14.6 MILLION in total assets and $4.8 mil in debts. 

Overall, he's in pretty good shape ... with a net worth of $9.7 million. 

So, what does he spent his money on? 

-- $4,899-per-month on clothes (gotta stay fly) 
-- $11,600-per-month on entertainment, gifts and vacation (gotta do cool stuff) 
-- $4,736 on restaurants (gotta eat) 

But get this ... despite all the cash -- Mosley says he owns an economical and environmentally friendly Chevy Volt (though he also has a Bentley).  

One last thing worth noting ... Shane describes himself as a "semi-retired professional boxer"  -- so, it's possible Sugar Shane could still fight again! 

'Batman' Comic Artist

BAM!!! POW!!!

Near Blind Artist Creates Awesome Illustrations

10/5/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1002-tommy-castillo-comic-book-artist-MAIN-01The guy responsible for creating dozens of Batman comics with elaborate illustrations is blind as a Batman.

Tommy Castillo is big in the comic world, known for penciling a bunch of Batman spinoffs. Tommy's especially impressive because he's totally blind in one eye and has 15% vision in the other.

Check out the "100 Days of Death" illustration below ... the fine pencil detailing is all the more amazing given his disability. It took a year to complete. And Batman isn't Tommy's only fete. He also illustrates for "Tales from the Crypt."

Tommy lost his vision after blood vessels in his eyes were destroyed because of his diabetes. He was blind in one eye for years, and the other eye lost vision over the last few years.

Tommy used a magnifying glass to assist in his latest zombie-themed work, "100 Days of Death."  



Jon Stewart

Mad Props From WWE Legends

... Best Celeb Cameo EVER!!

10/4/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Forget Ben Stiller or Andy Warhol (yes, seriously) ... the greatest WWE celebrity cameo EVER was executed (painfully) by Jon Stewart ... so says WWE legend Scott Hall

Stewart was famously SLAMMED to the mat by John Cena during "Monday Night Raw" back in August -- earning him TONS of respect from the wrestling faithful. 

And when we saw Hall leaving the Opie and Jimmy show in NYC ... along with Diamond Dallas Page and Jake 'The Snake' Roberts ... they all seemed to agree the former 'Daily Show' host became a WWE legend himself that day. 


A-List Make-Up Artist

Beats The Crap Out of Robber

...With His Brushing Hand

10/4/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1002-kristofer-buckle-getty-01An A-list make-up artist known for his Audrey Hepburn eyebrows and clients like Mariah Carey and Jessica Chastain, turned from pretty boy to Batman after a guy tried robbing his pal's NYC jewelry store.

Kristofer Buckle says he was helping his friend open Thursday morning when he got jumped by a man trying to break into the closed shop.

Here's the thing ... kicking butt isn't part of Buckle's day-to-day ... he's usually powdering the noses of his really impressive clientele -- Carey, Chastain, Sheryl Crow, Khloe Kardashian, Christina AguileraKelly Ripa and Julianna Margulies, to name a few.

1002-sub-kristofer-buckle-instagram-01Still, what happened outside the storefront doesn't fall far from his line of work because it reads like a movie script. Buckle tells us he was able to lift the guy on his back off the ground, backpedal, slam him into a parked truck out front, flip him over onto the sidewalk and throw a few jabs and kicks in.

Buckle only suffered a minor bruise to his pinky. As for the suspect, he got away before the cops came. Buckle says the bad guy will have to deal with the fact he got his ass beat by a pretty boy, which is punishment enough.


Lorenzo Lamas' Son A.J.

Meth Pipe Found

During Target Arrest

10/4/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1002-aj-lamas-tmz-02It's become a lot clearer why Lorenzo Lamas' son A.J. allegedly stole random items from Target ... we've learned he was carrying a meth pipe during the incident.

TMZ broke the story -- A.J. was arrested last month after he allegedly tried walking out of a Target store in Van Nuys with a wrench, clothes and tennis shoes. Cops said A.J. made a getaway after punching a security guard while holding a baby in his arms. He was apprehended at a nearby hotel.

Now we're told A.J. will have to deal with charges of theft, battery, child endangerment, and possession of drug paraphernalia ... all misdemeanors. He's pled not guilty to the charges. 

We reached out to a rep for A.J. So far, no word back. 


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