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McCartney & Witherspoon Their Spawn Come Together

3/14/2018 2:29 PM PDT

Reese Witherspoon and Paul McCartney now have a special connection through their own flesh and blood, and the big question -- is it a case of love me do ... or hello, goodbye?

Reese and Ryan Phillippe's daughter, 18-year-old Ava Phillippe, was out strolling the streets of London earlier this week with Paul's eldest grandson, Arthur Donald McCartney, who's also 18.

Ava seemed pretty smitten with the dude, and we can't blame her ... Arthur's kind of a stud with Beatles-esque charm flowing through his veins. Ava and Arthur also stopped off for a drink at a bar. Chill, they're legal to booze in the UK.

BTW ... Arthur's mom is Mary McCartney -- Paul and Linda's first child together.

Hard to tell if Ava and Arthur are just in the friend zone or starting a romance.

We'd say all they need is love, but we're guessing Arthur uses that line all the time: Y'know my granddad wrote that.

United Airlines On the Hook for Big Damages Over Dead Dog

3/14/2018 7:59 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

United Airlines apparently thinks a ticket refund will make its latest scandal go away, but we've learned it may be on the hook for a lot more.

As you know, a flight attendant shockingly ordered a passenger to put her dog, Kokito, in the overhead compartment and after prolonged, panicked barking, the dog died.

Under Illinois law, where the airline is based, the woman could not only get the value of the animal but money for "emotional distress suffered by the owner." In addition, the dog owner could get up to $25,000 in punitive damages if a jury determines the dog died from abuse or neglect on the part of the flight attendant.

The French Bulldog was 10 months old and the family had posted numerous photos of the dog with the family on social media.

The reality ... even if United has to pay $30,000, or $50,000 or more ... this is a public relations disaster of epic proportions, especially given the airline's recent statement that all of its employees would be required to attend 4 hours of "compassion training." The move was a direct response to the horrific incident where a doctor was dragged off a plane.

Stephen Hawking Dead at 76

3/13/2018 9:16 PM PDT
Breaking News

Stephen Hawking, the world's most famous theoretical physicist -- celebrated for his black hole discoveries -- has died ... according to his family.

It appears Hawking died early Wednesday. His 3 children released a statement saying, "We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today." 

Hawking had suffered from a rare early-onset form of ALS most of his life, which left him wheelchair-bound and almost entirely paralyzed. He could still communicate with the aid of a computer and the muscles in his cheek.

The world-renowned British scientist wrote several landmark books, including "A Brief History of Time." His black hole theories and discoveries were so vast ... the radiation that comes from them is called Hawking radiation.

Stephen guest starred on several TV shows as himself, such as "The Simpsons" and "The Big Bang Theory." He was also written into an episode of "Family Guy," but Seth MacFarlane did the voice.

The 2014 movie about his life, "The Theory of Everything," was nominated for Best Picture, and Eddie Redmayne, who played Hawking, won the Oscar for Best Actor.

Hawking had reportedly turned down Knighthood, and, amazingly, never won the Nobel Prize. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom here in the U.S.

Hawking was 76.

RIP

Brielle Biermann I'm All for Gun Control ... So, Get Off My Ass!!!

3/13/2018 6:32 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Brielle Biermann is scared of her own freakin' shadow ... so excuse her for getting a gun on her birthday to protect herself, which she says there's NOTHING wrong with, so long as you're smart about it.

We got Kim Zolciak's daughter at LAX Monday and asked her about her 21st birthday gift last month. As we reported ... Brielle got a brand new customized Glock 43 complete with a rose gold slide. Perfect timing since she's moving out on her own.

What wasn't so perfect, according to haters, was the timing of the gift. It came just 11 days after the horrific Parkland school shooting, and at the peak of a nationwide gun debate. Brielle's got strong feelings about that, too. Have a listen ... it makes perfect sense.

Adrian Peterson My Dream Team? Houston Texans!

3/13/2018 12:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

This is gonna be music to J.J. Watt's and Deshaun Watson's ears ... one of the greatest running backs of all time tells TMZ Sports his "dream scenario" would be to sign with the Houston Texans! 

With Adrian Peterson and the Arizona Cardinals officially parting ways, we spoke with AP about his NFL future ... specifically where he wants to play next.

"Obviously, being back home would be awesome," Peterson said ... "Houston has always been a team I've thought about."

Not only was Peterson born and raised in Palestine, Texas (about 150 miles from Houston) -- he also owns a famous 10,500 square foot mansion in the Houston area. 

"Being back here at home where I work out every day. My family is here. My family is close. My mom is here. Being around her a little more during this time [in my life] would be even more a cherry on top."

Peterson says it doesn't hurt that the Texans are stacked on both sides of the ball.

"The defense is incredible, obviously. Good division to be in. Good young quarterback, receivers, Hopkins! It's a lot of talent there as well."

The hole for Houston seems to be the running back spot -- no one on the team rushed for more than 900 yards last year. 

Your move, Texans ... 

Jeb Bush's Oldest Son Trump & Bushes Will Be Best Pals ... If I Have the Last Say

3/13/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jeb Bush's oldest son says the reciprocal support between him and President Trump can be awkward around the fam -- but he's determined to make the Bushes come around to 45.

We got George P. Bush -- Dubya's nephew and H.W.'s grandson -- in D.C. Monday after the Astros met The Don at the White House to celebrate their World Series championship.

He's been a vocal supporter of Trump since the election -- and it appears Trump's returned the favor in George's current race for Texas land commissioner.

Despite the fact that H.W. called the Prez a "blowhard" and W. reportedly said Trump made his own presidency "look pretty good" -- not to mention Jeb getting trashed by Trump in the GOP primary -- George is optimistic he can sweeten the bitterness between the families.

Good luck ...

Pamela Anderson Rails on Ride-Hail Apps in Person ... Mum on Tommy Lee

3/12/2018 6:40 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Pamela Anderson took her viral campaign against ride-hail apps to the podium and delivered her message in the flesh, saying riders and drivers get the short end of the stick.

Pam spoke at a conference in Vegas Monday to discuss the controversial subject, and she reinforced her points about apps like Uber and Lyft absolving themselves of responsibility for both their customers and employees ... or "independent contractors" as they'd call them.

She tells folks in the room that ride-hail companies are fully aware of just how dangerous their services really are, and are basically saying good luck to someone when they accept a ride. Interestingly, she also goes to bat for drivers ... whom she says get exploited.

Pam's touched on these topics before -- most recently in a PSA called 'Terms and Conditions' in which she calls attention to the risk riders assume by using Lyft and Uber. 

She also gets asked about Tommy Lee wanting to prosecute their son, Brandon, for allegedly knocking him out ... but refuses to answer. 

Bobby Brown Offers to Help Nick Gordon's GF ... I Won't Let Him Kill Again!!

3/12/2018 8:45 AM PDT

Bobby Brown says he's willing to do whatever it takes to make sure Nick Gordon's girlfriend doesn't suffer the same fate as Bobbi Kristina.

Bobby -- through his attorney Christopher Brown -- says he'd like to personally lend a helping hand to Laura Leal, and offer her services through the Bobbi Kristina Brown Serenity House. Bobby says, "Domestic violence killed my daughter ... I do not want to see any more families destroyed at the hands of domestic violence and I do not want any more women to suffer like my daughter did."

The offer comes a day after Gordon's arrest for domestic violence. As we reported ... Leal told cops he struck her several times after picking him up from a bar. Cops noticed visible marks and arrested Gordon.

As you know ... Gordon was under scrutiny in connection with Bobbi Kristina's death in 2015. There were allegations of domestic violence before she was found dead. He was eventually found liable for her death in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by Bobbi Kristina's estate, and owes the family $36 million.

Tom Brady My Kids Live In Different Cities ... with Different Moms

3/12/2018 6:54 AM PDT
Breaking News

Makes sense ... guess we didn't think about it before -- but Tom Brady just said his 3 kids don't live in the same city ... his oldest boy lives about 215 miles away with his mom, Bridget Moynahan

Brady was talking about his family during an interview with "Good Morning America" when Michael Strahan asked if his kids understood how big of a deal he is. 

That's when Brady said his oldest son -- 10-year-old Jack -- is starting to get it because he lives in New York around a bunch of Giants and Jets fans. 

Brady then said his other two kids -- 5-year-old Vivian and 8-year-old Benny -- live in Boston with him and Gisele

Of course, Jack is Brady's son with his ex-GF, Bridget Moynahan -- and she's based out of New York these days. Judging from Brady's comments, it sounds like he primarily lives with her and goes to school in NY. 

Still, based on Tom's reality show "Tom vs Time" it seems like Brady and Jack have a pretty good relationship

NFL's Roy Miller Violent Alcoholic Scumbag ... Wife Says

3/12/2018 12:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

As if being accused of domestic violence isn't bad enough ... the wife of NFL lineman Roy Miller now claims he's a vindictive alcoholic who's trying to drain the family's bank account to leave her high and dry. 

30-year-old Miller was cut by the Kansas City Chiefs back in November following a domestic violence arrest in Florida -- despite signing a 1-year, $1.4 million deal before the season. 

Now, Miller's wife has hit Roy with divorce papers -- and also got a temporary restraining order against him claiming the Nov. attack, in which he ripped hair out of her head, occurred in front of one of their kids. 

Miller's wife also claims he's been drinking excessively and it's impaired his ability to parent. 

But, on top of all that ... Miller's wife claims she noticed the NFL player has been taking HUGE amounts of money out of their joint bank account -- more than $400,000 -- and she's concerned he's trying to hide the cash before she gets her cut in the divorce. 

Miller has reportedly made more than $17 mil in his NFL career. 

Roy has filed court docs of his own denying the allegations. The case is due back in court later this year. 

Khloe, LeBron Happy Birthday, Tristan!!! Happy Baby, Khloe!!!

3/11/2018 7:22 AM PDT

Tristan Thompson had an epic birthday party Saturday night, with the Kardashian klan showing up in force and some pretty famous teammates as well.

The bash went down at Beauty & Essex in Hollywood.  Tristan's baby mama -- aka Khloe Kardashian -- was by his side.  Kris Jenner, Corey Gamble, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Kyle Richards, Jordyn Woods all showed up.  Oh, did we forget to mention LeBron?

And what do you get a super rich 27-year-old?  Well Luis Vuitton and Maxfield is bound to impress.

Earlier in the day Khloe had a super swanky baby shower at the Hotel Bel Air ... in the Grand Ballroom no less.  Kim was there, along with North, Kris, Kendall, Larsa Pippen, Kylie, Kim Zolciak and her daughter Brielle. Kourtney also showed with daughter Penelope.

Khloe's due late this month or early next.  

There's gonna be a run on high chairs for Thanksgiving. 

Tommy Lee Wants Son Brandon Prosecuted for Battery ... At Least, For Now

3/10/2018 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Tommy Lee is going forward with his criminal complaint against his son, Brandon, because he believes when you coddle a child who commits wrong, you ruin him.

Sources close to Tommy tell TMZ, Tommy wants the cops to keep investigating the battery complaint he filed against his 21-year-old son, and if he ends up getting prosecuted ... so be it.  

Tommy thinks his ex-wife and Brandon's mom, Pamela Anderson, is behind Brandon's fury ... when he punched Tommy so hard last Monday he was knocked out cold for a full 2 minutes. He's especially upset with the comment Pam made to TMZ ... "He punched him in the nose for all of us who he has hurt."

Tommy believes Pam egged Brandon on after Tommy criticized Pam on social media for going on a TV show and recounting the domestic abuse in their marriage. He thinks Pam put Brandon in such a fury, he went into Tommy's bedroom ready to fight. Brandon says he struck in self-defense.

And our sources say ... Brandon videotaped Tommy as he lay unconscious and laughed. Tommy believes Brandon sent the video to Pam as proof of performance. We're told Pam denies that.

As one Tommy source put it, the famous drummer believes, "You encourage what you tolerate, and he's not going to tolerate what Brandon did and that's why he wants the criminal case to keep moving along ... at least for now."

Tori Spelling Reservations for 7

3/9/2018 6:14 PM PST

Tori Spelling and her husband put on a united front -- with 5 mini-me's in tow -- just days after he called cops to check on her.

Tori and hubby Dean McDermott brought the entire brood to break bread at Black Bear Diner Friday in Tarzana ... looking like a close-knit fam bam. It's a stark contrast to what's unfolded in the last 9 days.

TMZ broke the story ... Dean called cops Wednesday to check on Tori after she left home with one of their kids. It's unclear what had Dean so worried. Cops created a huge scene when they tracked down Tori at a doctor's office. They spoke to her and determined a crime hadn't been committed.

As we reported ... Dean called 911 last week to report she was having some sort of breakdown.

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