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Johnny Depp Coke and Booze Fueled Recent Violence ... Amber Claims

5/28/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0527_johnny_depp_tmzJohnny Depp may have a credibility problem if Amber Heard's violence claims make their way to court ... because if she's right, his memory of events will be highly questionable, thanks to coke and liquor.

Sources connected to Amber tell us she's outraged Johnny is calling her a liar over the domestic violence allegations ... because he's almost always high.  

Amber claims Johnny was "barely ever sober" during the 15 months they were married. She says he was perpetually high, except when he was shooting a movie, when he hired a chef and a trainer and got sober. Once the movie wrapped, it was back to drugs and alcohol. 

Amber claimed in her legal docs he is "often paranoid and his temper is exceptionally scary for me." She goes on ... "Johnny's paranoia, delusions and aggression increased throughout our relationship. So has my awareness of his continued substance abuse."

She claims on both occasions where she has accused him of domestic violence, he was "inebriated and high." 

Amber Heard Claims Johnny's Violence Triggered by Drug, Alcohol Abuse

5/27/2016 12:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0527-amber-launch-05Amber Heard claims in legal docs ... during their entire relationship Johnny Depp was verbally and physically abusive, and she lays part of the blame on drug and alcohol abuse.

TMZ has obtained the legal docs Amber filed to support her claim that Johnny smashed an iPhone against her face Saturday night, which she claims triggered her move to file for divorce.  As we reported, cops came but she declined to file a report.

Amber claims, before the alleged incident over the weekend -- during her birthday party at home last month ... Johnny showed up "inebriated and high." She says after the guests left, they argued and he threw a magnum-sized bottle of champagne at the wall and a wine glass at her. She says he grabbed her by the shoulders and pushed her onto the bed. She also says he grabbed her by the hair and shoved her to the floor.

Amber says she didn't see Johnny again for a month, until Saturday night. She says he was drunk and high again and they were talking about his mom's passing the day before. She says he "suddenly began obsessing" about something, got mad, grabbed the phone, "wound up his arm like a baseball pitcher and threw the cell phone at me striking my cheek and eye."

She claims he also pulled her hair and struck her, then she says he grabbed a magnum-sized bottle of wine, chugged some and then used the bottle to break objects around the house.

Amber Heard BS Johnny Depp's Family Hated Me

5/26/2016 11:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0526-johnny-depp-amber-heard-tmzAmber Heard was not hated by Johnny Depp's mom ... in fact, Amber showed compassion for the woman in her last months ... so claim sources connected to Amber.

The sources say Betty Sue Palmer was in and out of the hospital for months, and on many occasions Amber went to her bedside at the hospital when Johnny wasn't there. The sources say Amber managed the schedules of the nurses Johnny hired. 

Amber sources say Johnny was indeed absent from his mom's life during their marriage, but it wasn't Amber's doing. They say it was Johnny's choice not to see her.

The sources say Amber does not believe any members of Johnny's family hated her. As we reported, multiple sources told us Johnny's mom and siblings detested her ... even before she married Johnny.

Our Amber sources say she actually has pictures of her snuggling with Johnny's son, Jack.

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Justin Bieber Gets a Steak in Nicola Peltz

5/26/2016 10:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0526_bieber_nicola_dinner_launch_2Justin Bieber's back in the dating game with an on-screen hottie ... or so it seems.

The Biebs and actress Nicola Peltz -- she starred on "Bates Motel" and 'Transformers' -- arrived for a dinner date at Mastro's Steakhouse in Bev Hills Wednesday night. She looked casual in black, while Justin looked parched ... in a severe sunburn.

He's a freak for some sun.  

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Ariana Grande Hot Guy from 'Into You' Music Video ... I'm No Big Sean!

5/26/2016 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ariana Grande fans can kill all the buzz her new music video, "Into You," is about Big Sean ... so says the smoking hot guy who played her love interest.

We got former "America's Next Top Model" star Don Benjamin at LAX Wednesday and asked him about all the comparisons fans have been making between Sean and him.

Many believe the video is about their breakup, especially since Ariana started dating her backup dancer, Ricky, after ending things with Sean.

Don has a different theory -- but keep in mind, Don still seems a little hypnotized by making out with Ariana in the video. Not that we blame him. 

Johnny Depp Divorce His Family 'Hated' Amber

5/26/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0525-johnny-depp-amber-heard-tmz-03Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's relationship was extremely bitter due to a full-blown feud between his family and Amber ... and this, we're told, is the backdrop for what is already an acrimonious divorce.

Multiple sources connected to the ex-couple tell us, Johnny's 2 teenage kids, his 2 sisters and his mom "hated" Amber, and openly discussed it.  We're told they talked about how Amber would rail on Johnny and "treat him like crap."

Earlier this year, Johnny moved his mother, Betty Sue Palmer, into the L.A. compound where he and Amber lived ... and the tension was palpable. We're told mom often told friends she thought Amber was using Johnny for his money and fame, and to boost her own career.

We're also told before Betty Sue moved in, she only saw her son once from the time he married Amber, and both Betty Sue and Johnny blame her for keeping them apart so she'd have full control.  

Our sources say Amber had 2 closed door sit-downs with Johnny's mom after she moved in, and after both meetings Betty Sue railed on her daughter-in-law, calling her a "terrible person."

We broke the story ... Amber filed for divorce Monday ... 3 days after Betty Sue died. There was no prenup, and Amber wants spousal support.

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DeMar DeRozan Laker Bound? BFF Suggests Move to L.A.

5/25/2016 12:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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DeMar DeRozan's days in the six might be numbered ... that's according to his best friend and former teammate, Romeo Miller, who says he knows where DeRozan is headed ... and he strongly suggests it's L.A.

We got Romeo out at The Grove and asked him about DeMar ... who will be one of the most coveted free agents of the NBA off-season. 

Romeo would be the guy to ask ... he and DeRozan have been best friends for years, growing up together and playing college ball at USC.

Check out the clip ... it's been reported DeMar wants to bolt the north for L.A. and Romeo adds to that fire ... hinting STRONGLY that he knows the Lakers are the right spot for his best pal.

BTW ... DeMar & the Raptors have a HUGE playoff game in Cleveland Wednesday night ... enjoy it while you can, Toronto.

Erin Andrews Blows 'DWTS' Pregnancy Secret ... Ooops!

5/25/2016 8:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0525-andrews-murgatroyd-chmerkovski-tmz-02Erin Andrews is on thin ice with Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy after spilling the beans on the couple's baby news -- their SECRET baby news.

Erin's loose lips struck during Monday's rehearsals for the "Dancing with the Stars" finale. Our production sources say Erin was mic'd up when she walked up to Peta and Maksim and congratulated them ... and everyone heard it. 

We're told the couple was pissed since they hadn't told some of their closest friends and family yet -- and they were still planning a big announcement.

Erin apologized, but we're told she kept trying to blow it off as a joke ... which only made it worse. 

Ironically, the next night, Peta did some blabbing of her own. After she and dancing partner Nyle DiMarco won the 'DWTS' title, she posted on Facebook ... before it aired on the west coast. Some fans immediately ripped her on social media.

At least Erin can make up for her mistake with an expensive baby gift.

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Patrick & Jill Dempsey Judge Wants Answers Are You Really Divorcing???

5/25/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0524-patrick-jillian-dempsey-getty-02Patrick and Jill Dempsey have either reconciled or they've been asleep at the wheel in their divorce case, and now the judge has issued an ultimatum ... get on with the divorce or get it thrown out of court.

Jill filed for divorce from her former "Grey's Anatomy" star hubby in January of last year, but since then there's been no action in the case. Patrick didn't even file a response.

Judge Maren Nelson just sent Jill a legal doc, obtained by TMZ, in which she says the case has been stagnant and Jill hasn't moved for a final judgment. The doc goes on to say if the foot-dragging persists, the case could be dismissed.

Here's the real story. As we reported, neither Patrick nor Jill wanted a divorce ... she had problems with the fact that he seemed married to auto racing and was ignoring her and the kids. Patrick responded by saying that he wanted to stay married and promised to drastically cut back on racing, which he has done.

They've been together for months, so it seems that they may beat the judge to the punch and dismiss the case.

Mathew Knowles I Don't Want to Be Beyonce's Manager I Want to Be Her Dad

5/25/2016 6:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Mathew Knowles was super interesting Tuesday, telling our photog he and Beyonce made peace long before anyone knew.

Mathew and Blush Music, the rap group he's managing, were tooling around Bev Hills when he told us his relationship with his daughter got repaired long before his cameo with Blue Ivy in Bey's new music video.

And the most interesting part ... his reaction when we asked if he'll ever manage her again.

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Jay Z Cheating All the Way to the Bank!!!

5/25/2016 6:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0525-jay-z-beyonce-splash-01Jay Z is embracing his wife's cheating song, making it clear he's ultimately the winner because it gives him heat.

Jay appeared on a remix of Fat Joe and Remy Ma's "All the Way Up," in which he raps, "You know you made it when the fact ... your marriage made it is worth millions ... Lemonade is a popular drink and it still is ... Survival of the littest."

Of course, the song was released on Tidal.

"Lemonade" is nothing more than a Beyonce album, because there were clearly no hard feelings Tuesday night when they left a NYC restaurant. 

Prince Crushed Madonna's Music Vid Dreams ... According to His Ex-GF

5/24/2016 9:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Madonna and Prince had a heated feud over the one song they ever recorded together, and the showdown involved one of Madonna's divorces ... according to Prince's ex-gf Anna Fantastic.

Anna dropped this bombshell about Prince and the Madge's "Love Song" ... which they recorded in the late '80s. Anna says she was there when Madonna propositioned him to shoot a music video for the track.

She claims Madonna tried to play the sympathy card by telling Prince she was in the middle of divorcing Sean Penn ... and the song meant a lot to her. Prince's reply, according to Anna? "What does your divorce have to do with me or this song?"

Check out the rest of Anna's take.

Maybe Madonna's tribute was just payback -- but if nothing else, we got the song out of 'em. 

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Morgan Freeman Yes, I Know the First Lady ... But I Don't KNOW Her

5/24/2016 7:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Morgan Freeman admits planting one on Michelle Obama ... but not in the way a lot of people would like to -- and definitely NOT the way some people have reported he did. 

We got Morgan outside Madeo Monday night in WeHo, and asked about reports Prez Obama was pissed about his smooch with the First Lady at the Invictus Games in Orlando.

For sure, it was a very friendly kiss ... but there's a good reason for that. Check out Mr. Freeman's reaction to all the fuss. Morgan clearly knows his boundaries, and he's still the coolest.

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