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LAPD Gun Stalker Video

Rap Group Claims Gun's a Phony

10/7/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The LAPD can chill, because there's no need to launch a criminal investigation into the video which seems to show someone lurking around a cop car with gun in hand ... because the people who shot the video say the gun's a fake. 

The '90s rap group Brownside produced an Instagram video showing someone in a car flashing a gun as an unsuspecting LAPD cop gets out of his patrol car. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck believes the guy with the gun has a prior conviction and may have committed a crime -- carrying a firearm inside a vehicle.

But a member of the group -- Toker -- tells us his brother is the one in the video, and the gun is a plastic prop ... one of many they bought earlier in the day for a music video shoot for their single, "Till the Casket Drops."

By the Way, the group was once signed to Eazy-E's Ruthless Records.

Eazy would be proud.

Jim Carrey

Girlfriend Attempted Suicide

Once Before

10/7/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1006-carrey-white-getty-instagram-01Jim Carrey's on-and-off again girlfriend Cathriona White tried ending her life in 2012 and we're told a hateful message from her biological mother may have led to her suicide ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ. 

Our sources tell us, during their investigation they learned White attempted suicide after her father's death in 2012.

We're told White's friends told investigators on Cathriona's birthday -- just days before her suicide -- she received a hateful message from her estranged biological mother who called her a "failure."

Cathriona committed suicide on the 3rd anniversary of her father's death.

Our sources say her mother's attack, along with the somber anniversary and her breather with Jim, may have contributed to Cathriona's suicide. It appears she OD'd on drugs.


'American Horror Story: Hotel'

Real Life Hotel

Swarmed By Fans

10/7/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1006-hotel-cecil-getty-01"American Horror Story: Hotel" has drawn hordes of fans to the real hotel on which the show is based.

'AHS' die-hards are flocking to Stay on Main hotel in downtown L.A. ... the site of a grisly death in 2013 when it was called the Cecil Hotel.

Elisa Lam was found dead in the hotel's water tank after the hotel received complaints the water tasted funny. Her death was ruled an accidental drowning, but after LAPD released elevator video of Elisa's erratic behavior, stories began surfacing she was possessed and the hotel was haunted.

We're told the barrage of 'AHS' promos featuring Lady Gaga have sent fans into a frenzy ... people are lining up to stay in Elisa's room and poke around the water tank. As for the room, they're out of luck ... it's off limits.

Ryan Murphy has said his inspiration for the new season of 'AHS' -- premiering Wednesday night -- is Lam's story.

We're told security is on alert for people daring to conduct paranormal investigations.

Triple G

I Wanna Fight Mayweather Next

... Pacquiao's Too Small

10/7/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Boxing superstar Gennady Golovkin says he's ready, willing and able to fight Floyd Mayweather once he disposes of David Lemieux next weekend ... telling TMZ Sports, "I'm ready."

Triple G was in L.A. training for his big October 17th fight -- when he told us he's still focused on taking down Lemieux ... but it's clear he's itching for his shot to beat the crap out of Money May. 

What's interesting ... we asked if Gennady would settle for a bout with Manny Pacquiao if Floyd chickens out -- but Triple G shot that down saying, "Manny's too small."

FYI -- Gennady has previously said he would drop weight to fight the smaller Mayweather. Guess Pacquiao simply isn't worth the diet. 

Mariah Carey

I'm Directing A XMAS Movie ...

And My Favorite 'Mean Girl' Is In It

10/7/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1006-mariah-carey-set-chair-TMZ-01Mariah Carey is directing a Hallmark movie for the holidays starring her favorite character, Gretchen Weiners from "Mean Girls."

Our Mariah people say she started working on "A Christmas Melody" Tuesday and made herself right at home in the director's chair. We're told Mariah had only one request, her favorite actress from her favorite movie star in the flick. Let's be serious ... she had more than one request.

Lacey Chabert, who played Gretchen Weiners in "Mean Girls" was more than happy to take the lead.  

Mariah won't appear in the movie but we're told her music is featured throughout. It's unclear if MiMi tapped into directing legend Brett Ratner for advice. 

'Basketball Wives LA' Star

Here's My Big Naked Ass

... Any Takers?

10/7/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1006-brittish-williams-Gallery-Launch-TemplateYou don't have to take your clothes off to have a good time ... but it helps. 

Just ask former "Basketball Wives LA" star Brittish Williams who just got bare ass naked ... as she makes her grand reentrance to the dating world after breaking up with her fiance earlier this summer.

Williams' rep tells us she posed for BE Entertained Magazine to "show she's single, free at last and ready to live."

Translation -- Brittish likes guys. Guys like naked women. So, there. 

Better move quick fellas ... 

Gilbert Arenas

Sues Baby Mama for Libel

... I Never Gave You STDs

10/6/2015 4:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1006_Gilbert-Arenas-laura_govan_tmz-2There's a difference between being sore over someone ...  and GIVING SORES TO SOMEONE ... so says Gilbert Arenas who's suing his baby mama for claiming he gave her STDs. 

The ex-NBA superstar has filed a lawsuit against Laura Govan -- claiming she concocted a diabolical scheme to humiliate him on a global scale by making everyone think he's rotten in the genitals, even though she knows he's not. 

According to the docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, Arenas claims Govan got super bitter when he dumped her ... so she decided to write up an email to him chock full of nasty allegations and then leak it to various gossip websites knowing they would run it. 

In the email, Arenas claims Govan wrote, "When I left you it was because I couldn't take the STDs."

Gilbert is adamant in his lawsuit the accusation is FALSE -- and "Govan knew it to be false when it was made."

Arenas is suing for libel -- and demanding unspecified damages. 

Beyonce & Jay Z

Check Out Our New $45 Million Palace

10/6/2015 1:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Jay Z and Beyonce got the last laugh after getting notice to leave the house they were renting ... because we've learned they got an even better house.

Our sources say Bey and Jay are now renting the $45 million Holmby Hills palace that was owned by ex-L.A. Dodgers owner Frank McCourt.

McCourt sold the house to a British billionaire last year for $45 million, but we're told the new owner was hardly in L.A. and it just sat vacant. So he recently decided to put it on the market for lease ... we're told for around $150k a month.

Our sources -- all of whom are people who were on hand this past weekend facilitating the move -- say Beyonce and Jay signed a 1-year lease. 

As for the house ... it's 20,000 square feet, complete with an indoor Olympic-sized pool complex and an outdoor pool with a waterfall and formal gardens. 

As we previously reported, Bey Z got the boot from their old rental in the same neighborhood after the owner decided to sell it.

We broke the story ... Jay Z and Beyonce are putting down stakes in L.A., largely because they think it's a good place to raise Blue Ivy.

NFL's Dorial Green-Beckham

Mug Shot

... Call Me 2 Chainz

10/6/2015 1:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1006_Dorial-Green-Beckham_mug_sports_wm2Here it is ...the mug shot that ruined the NFL's arrest-free month in September -- courtesy of Tennessee Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham

DGB was popped in Missouri last Wednesday for going 65 in a 55 ... and when the cop ran his info, it was discovered the 22-year-old had an outstanding warrant for a speeding violation in another county. 

He was hauled to a nearby station where Green-Beckham was booked and posed for a mug shot -- featuring 2 gold chains -- and was later released after paying his $92.48 debt. 

Note -- seems Dorial's high top fade gives him an additional 2 inches on the police measuring stick! 

Bill Cosby

Chloe Goins Sues ...

He's a 'Serial Rapist'

10/6/2015 1:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1006_Chloe-Goins_bill_cosby_tmzBill Cosby was just sued by the woman who has triggered an active criminal investigation against the comedian. 

Chloe Goins -- who says she met Cosby at the Playboy Mansion in 2008 where she allegedly was given a date rape drug -- outlines in the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, the claims 40 other women have made and then says, "The nature of these activities establishes a history of a serial rapist that has been conducting these horrendous activities against women for over the last 40 years."

She says she woke up naked in a room with Cosby who was at the end of the bed biting one of her toes. Goins claims Cosby quickly left the room when he noticed she was awake. 

The case is now under review by the LA District Attorney. 

Chloe is asking for more than $75,000 in damages. 


Ohio Gov. John Kasich

The Cavs Should Sign Allen Iverson!

10/6/2015 12:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The rumors have been swirling for months -- but now Ohio Gov. John Kasich tells TMZ Sports he hopes the Cleveland Cavaliers make it a reality ... and SIGN ALLEN IVERSON!!!! 

Iverson is 40 years old ... and hasn't been in the NBA since 2010 ... but for some reason, the A.I. to CLE rumors have found a life on Twitter, despite the fact they're completely unfounded. 

Still, Kasich says he's all for it -- "I'd love to have Iverson back in Cleveland ...  wow A.I.!!!"

Iverson retired in 2013 and his jersey was retired in Philadelphia last year -- but, Jordan came back once, right??


'16 & Pregnant' Whitney Purvis

Someone Gave My Dog Away

10/6/2015 11:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1006-main-whitney-purvis-facebook-01"16 and Pregnant" star Whitney Purvis says her adorable Boston Terrier Chumpy ran away and was adopted by a new family before she even had a chance to look for him, so she's fighting the rescue shelter to get the pooch back.

Purvis says Chumpy was being watched by neighbors while she was on vacation when he ran away.

Animal control says they picked up a Boston Terrier Sept. 23 and kept him for the 3-day stray hold. No one claimed him, so the dog went to Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee and someone adopted him.

Whitney says BTRET refused to ante up the name of Chumpy's new fam. 

BTRET claims they did everything by the book, adding the dog wasn't tagged or microchipped.

Here's where the story doesn't add up ... animal control says it picked the dog up Sept. 23, the day before Whitney left for her trip ... so someone's lying.

We get all the fuss ... Chumpy's a cutie!


Glen 'Big Baby' Davis

Doc Rivers Could Beat Up Mark Cuban

10/6/2015 10:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

If the biggest feud in the NBA ever comes to blows ... Doc Rivers would DESTROY Mark Cuban in a boxing match ... so says Glen "Big Baby" Davis

It's an interesting comment from Davis ... considering he's a free agent -- and the Clippers and the Mavericks both reportedly had interest in signing him over the summer.  

Check out the clip -- looks like Davis may be showing his cards about where he wants to land this season ... or he just really believes Doc is the superior fighter!

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