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Kate del Castillo Demands International Investigation Mexico Violated My Human Rights

6/28/2017 5:28 PM PDT
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Kate del Castillo, the Mexican actress who accompanied Sean Penn in the infamous El Chapo interview, is going to the Organization of American States in Washington D.C. Thursday, demanding that they open a human rights investigation into the treatment she got from the Mexican government.

Kate will file a complaint with the O.A.S. Inter-American Human Rights Commission, claiming Mexico's Attorney General leaked information about what was supposed to be a secret investigation into claims she laundered money ... something she denies.

She says the A.G. was out for personal political gain, and virtually ruined her life last year with nonstop "media persecution."

Kate says she's entitled to a presumption of innocence, which was denied by the A.G. in his pursuit of power. She says the leaks triggered a "mass-media lynching."

Kate has been charged with money laundering and the case is pending.

Kenny Smith Harden's Still #1 In Houston ... Not CP3

6/28/2017 4:50 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

1 second left on the clock, who gets the final shot in Houston ... Chris Paul or James Harden???

It's a no-brainer according to Kenny "The Jet" Smith who tells TMZ Sports ... CP3 should probably get used to the sidekick role. 

Smith says CP3 will undoubtedly elevate the Rockets to a new level -- but Harden is the "best scorer in the league" ... and thus, The Man. 

Smith also explains why you just can't call Houston a Super Team -- and least not yet. 

Common BET Weekend Beefs Are So '90s Time To Keep The Peace

6/28/2017 3:34 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

If you're a rapper starting fights during BET weekend in L.A., then you might as well be rockin' FUBU and JNCO jeans, or just plain have too much time on your hands, at least according to Common.

We got Common at LAX Wednesday and asked him about the multiple heated run-ins at the BET Awards. He doesn't blame BET for all the commotion.

You gotta watch the video ... Common thinks he's done with our photog, but as the SUV window closes our guy mentions the '90s, Common processes the question, rolls the window down and makes it clear ... the '90s rap game should RIP.

Fat Joe to Knicks: Fire Jeff Hornacek, Too!!

6/28/2017 3:05 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Fat Joe is calling for MORE Knicks heads to roll ... saying Jimmy Dolan needs to put head coach Jeff Hornacek in the crosshairs after pulling the trigger on Phil Jackson.

"[Hornacek's] gotta go. Phil's gotta go ... they gotta get rid of everybody down with that regime," Joe tells TMZ Sports.

FYI, Fat Joe is diehard Knicks superfan -- LOVES 'EM -- and says he truly believes the man who can save his squad is ex-Golden State Warriors coach (and Knicks player) Mark Jackson.

"I'd hire Mark Jackson as coach," Joe says ... "That's the first move. And then it's a whole revamping situation."

Joe also has plans for Carmelo Anthony -- and it doesn't involve Melo sticking around. 

Joseph Baena Looking Good, Feeling Good!

6/28/2017 1:15 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Arnold Schwarzenegger's son has his priorities straight ... hit the gym before ya talk Hollywood!

Joseph Baena was out Wednesday in Malibu -- near his Pepperdine campus -- when our photog wanted to know if he'd follow in his father's footsteps. Our guy even tossed up a softball: if he could reboot one of his dad's old movies, which one would it be?

Gotta hand it to Joseph ... for not only entertaining the question but also sticking to what's working for him -- pumping iron like his pops.

Joseph also gets in plenty of cardio with his bros ... Pepperdine style, of course.

KYLE 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' Sounds Like a #1!

6/28/2017 12:54 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" might have a place on Billboard's hip-hop chart if rapper KYLE ever decides to turn it into a banger.

We got KYLE at LAX and asked him what childhood nursery rhyme has a shot at following his debut single, "iSpy", to the top of the charts. He'd know since his track plays off the childhood game. 

KYLE says he doesn't mind crossing over into the kids' music market because there's potential to score even bigger paydays ... as long as a certain rodent comes calling.

Beyonce, Jay-Z Becoming Prince and Princess of Bel-Air Real Estate Sources Say

6/28/2017 10:58 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

It looks like there's a super secret real estate deal that's going down in Bel-Air, and the buzz is that Beyonce and Jay-Z are the buyers.

It's all over the real estate community in the area ... the house is not on the market, but it has been quietly shopped for $130 MILLION. It's 30,000 square feet on 1.86 acres, 8 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 4 pools, a basketball court, recording studio, spa and paddle tennis court. It's also fully furnished.

Multiple real estate sources claim the house is currently in escrow, but the amount is a mystery. Two sources claim Beyonce and Jay-Z are paying $120 million ... way over their $80 million budget, but most other sources say they're ONLY paying around $90 million. 

Get this ... the people who are selling the estate bought it in 2013 for $15 million. They tore the house down and the last 4 years has been almost nonstop construction.

TMZ has reported Beyonce and Jay have been frustrated, looking at every available property in their price range for 2 years, without success. They didn't want anything more than $80 mil. Based on what we're hearing now, it seems they made this secret deal and stretched their budget.

We're told the Bel-Air estate is "spectacular."

Eli Manning Breaks the Law Hits Court In Summer Frat Boy Attire

6/28/2017 11:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Eli Manning is a convicted road menace!

For real ... the NY Giants quarterback was in a New Jersey courtroom Wednesday where he was actually found GUILTY of the heinous crime of driving on the shoulder. 

For shame!!!!!

TMZ Sports has confirmed Manning was pulled over on May 24 when cops saw him driving on the shoulder on the Jersey turnpike to get around bad traffic so he could get to the next off-ramp. 

We're told he was cited for careless driving and ordered to appear in court -- where court officials tell us he pled guilty to obstructing the passage of other vehicles. 

The punishment? An $89 fine. Boom.

Clearly, Manning wasn't too concerned -- he was cool and casual at the courthouse in his best Polo shirt, shorts and Nike combo ... with a baseball cap tucked in the back of his pants.

Oh, and Eli had backup -- NY Giants head of security Mike Murphy (in the green shirt) was with him the whole time.

Jackie Warner Cops Plea Deal in DUI/Ambien Case

6/28/2017 10:59 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jackie Warner, who starred in a Bravo fitness show, struck an amazing plea bargain which amounts to a slap on the wrist compared to the punishment she could have received for driving drunk and attacking a cop.

Jackie's lawyer, Shawn Holley, was in court Wednesday morning and got all the charges dismissed -- 2 counts of DUI, one count of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of hit and run.

TMZ broke the story ... Jackie was arrested back in February for DUI, but not before she hit a telephone pole, fled the scene, was apprehended by cops and then backed into a police car which forced a cop to jump out of harm's way.

Jackie says she was essentially sleep driving ... the result of an Ambien she took a few hours before when she was at home. To prove she was not conscious, Holley notes Jackie was not wearing pants and would not have left her home in that state.

Jackie initially insisted she only had one drink earlier in the day during a luncheon, but her blood alcohol level was .11 ... over the legal limit. We've learned when she was released, she went home and found empty beer cans in the fridge ... again, she says she has no recollection of chugging them.

Holley's best argument may involve ice cream. Before getting arrested Jackie had walked into a 7-Eleven without pants and bought an ice cream sandwich ... something most people would never do in their right mind.

Jackie pled no contest to a new charge ... commonly known as "wet reckless" ... a much lesser offense than DUI. She'll be on informal probation for 2 years, attend a 12 hour alcohol ed course and pay a fine.

Good work, Holley.


MTV's 'Ridiculousness' Star Steelo Brim's 3-Year-Old Nephew Drowns in His Pool

6/28/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

MTV's "Ridiculousness" star Sterling "Steelo" Brim is mourning the loss of his 3-year-old nephew who drowned in his swimming pool ... TMZ has learned. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the boy wandered into the North Hollywood backyard Friday morning when adults weren't looking and fell in the pool. It's unclear how long the boy was in the pool before he was discovered.

We're told paramedics rushed to the house and the child was taken to a nearby hospital. He was pronounced dead just after noon the same day.

We're told the boy's family was visiting Steelo from Chicago. 

The death's been ruled an accidental drowning.

Steelo tells us, "Last weekend, my beloved nephew passed away in a tragic accident. We will miss him dearly and ask for prayers and privacy during this time of mourning."

'American Idol' Seacrest's Secret ABC Meeting Lionel Richie, Nikki Sixx Targeted as Judges

6/28/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ryan Seacrest met face-to-face in secret with ABC execs this week to hash out their remaining differences, and sources familiar with the situation tell us  he's close to becoming the host of the reboot.

As we first reported, Seacrest had agreed to a salary between $10 and $15 mil, but the hangup was that he wanted an Executive Producer credit but "A.I." execs said no.  We're told they still haven't fully resolved the conflict, but that should happen.  We're hearing the resistance is that Katy Perry wanted the title but couldn't get it, and the network didn't want to ruffle feathers.

TMZ also broke the story 'A.I.' wanted Lionel Richie to join the judges panel, and our sources say it looks like the deal will be made and he'll get somewhere between $3 and $5 million.  

Our sources say 'A.I.' producers and ABC want Nikki Sixx from Motley Crue as the third judge and he will get less than Richie.

TMZ broke the story, 'A.I.' signed Katy Perry for a whopping $25 mil.

 Our sources say when all is said and done, the show will still be on budget ... which is amazing. 

LaVar Ball Praised By Lakers' Owner ... Loved WWE Cameo

6/28/2017 6:13 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

LaVar Ball is already making the right impression on his son's new boss -- with Jeanie Buss telling TMZ Sports the Big Baller did a "terrific job" on WWE's 'Monday Night Raw.'

The Lakers owner was leaving Craig's in West Hollywood when she dished out praise for Lonzo Ball and his dad ... and credited Magic Johnson for bringing the family on board.

"I have complete confidence that Magic Johnson has put together the pieces that we need."

She added, "Him and Rob Pelinka, our general manager, have really REALLY re-energized the roster."

The praise continued ... "Our coach, Luke Walton, is a coach that understands the modern NBA and I'm just looking forward to summer league which starts next Monday in Las Vegas!"

We also asked about her ex-boyfriend, Phil Jackson, and his situation in NY -- but Jeanie wasn't havin' it.

Clippers' Jerry West Signing CP3 & Blake ... 'Not My Responsibility'

6/28/2017 12:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jerry West says his new role with the L.A. Clippers DOES NOT require him to get involved in the efforts to resign Blake Griffin and Chris Paul ... telling TMZ Sports, "It's not my responsibility."

West was playing coy when we saw him leaving Caffe Roma in Bev Hills on Tuesday -- saying it's up to other key members of the organization to bring in the players ... "I'm just an adviser."

He added, "Hopefully, everyone will make the right decision."

Meanwhile, we also spotted Clippers' assistant coach Mike Woodson out -- he was WAY stronger on the issue ... telling us locking up the two free agents is definitely a priority. 

Stay tuned ... 

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