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Frances McDormand Oscar Thief Arrested for Felony Grand Theft

3/5/2018 7:59 AM PST

11:42 AM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell us the thief was apprehended by cops just before he got on an escalator to leave the event.

The guy who stole Frances McDormand's Oscar has been arrested ... TMZ has learned.  

Law enforcement sources tell us the man who swiped the Best Actress statue from Frances' table at The Governor's Ball Sunday night has been booked on felony grand theft.

The thief was photographed with the stolen hardware just before he was nabbed. Frances noticed her Oscar was MIA from the table and notified security at The Governor's Ball at the Hollywood & Highland Center. Security found the guy with Oscar in hand and turned him over to cops when they arrived.

Frances took home the award for Best Actress for her role in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."

Shortly after the incident, a rep for Frances said, "Fran and Oscar are happily reunited and are enjoying an In-N-Out burger together."

Kobe Bryant Cheered Despite Rape Case Seacrest Shunned By Some

3/5/2018 6:16 AM PST

Kobe Bryant celebrated an amazing victory Sunday night ... winning an Oscar and, incredibly, the celebrities in the audience had a case of selective amnesia.

Kobe took home the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film for "Dear Basketball." The audience cheered Kobe ... some even rose to their feet for a standing O.

Interesting ... considering the majority of the audience were wearing Time's Up pins. You may recall -- although a lot of the people who came out after the ceremony didn't -- Kobe was arrested in 2003, charged and brought to trial for rape. The case fell apart when the alleged victim stopped cooperating with prosecutors. Kobe subsequently settled for a reported $5 million, though he denies paying her a cent.

Kobe was Teflon at the awards ceremony. Not so for Ryan Seacrest, who was shunned by some celebs even though he hasn't been sued, arrested, charged -- and was cleared by an E! investigation.

And James Franco was essentially exiled from the Oscars -- again not arrested, charged, nothing. 

So, why did Kobe get a pass? We spoke with a bunch of stars including Shawn Mendes, Bebe Rexha, Colin Hanks and others who claimed they had no knowledge of his past. Some just made jokes. 

Hollywood -- consistency not its strong suit.

Oscars After-Parties Allison & Kobe Chug & Chew with Oscar!!!

3/5/2018 8:02 AM PST

Allison Janney and Kobe Bryant celebrated their Oscar win like true Americans ... with booze and burgers!!!

Allison and the Black Mamba remembered to fuel up while hitting the Oscar after-party scene hard ... with Oscar in hand, of course. They were at the Vanity Fair bash in Bev Hills and were joined by a slew of celebs.

The "Key & Peele" duo was there ... as was Oscar winner Frances McDormand, Drake, Halle Berry, Emily Ratajkowski and many more. 

The famed Chateau Marmont on the Sunset Strip was also celeb central. Mary J. Blige, Salma Hayek, Tiffany Haddish, Amber Heard, Elon Musk and Anthony Anderson were all there. Cool of Nick Jonas to make his way over to the fans. Not cool of our camera guy to ask Stevie Wonder if he watched the Oscars. Habits, ya know.

Keegan-Michael Key Better Movies Brewin' After Jordan's Oscar Win

3/5/2018 6:43 AM PST

Keegan-Michael Key believes Jordan Peele's Oscar victory will spawn more filmmakers of color that inevitably will lead to better movies.

We got Keegan leaving Spago in Bev Hills Sunday night and wanted to get his take on his buddy, Jordan, bringing home the Best Original Screenplay statue for "Get Out." For the uninitiated ... Jordan's the first African-American to bring home the award in that category in the 90-year history of the Academy Awards.

Keegan had fun with our camera guy's choice of hat (C'mon, Kris) before getting serious and calling his former "Key & Peele" co-star a pioneer.

Guillermo del Toro Nicest Best Director Winner Ever Poses With Latino Fans

3/5/2018 6:52 AM PST

Guillermo del Toro didn't let his wins for Best Picture and Best Director at Sunday's Oscars go to his head as he hit the after-party circuit in Hollywood.

We got the 'Shape of Water' director heading into the 20th Century Fox & Fox Searchlight Party at TAO with his statues in tow. On his way out, the director wandered across the street to take pictures with fans, many of who were Latinos.

Del Toro is the fourth Mexican director to win in 5 years, and it doesn't sound like he's eager to hear Trump's views on that stat.  

Florida Shooting Survivors Approached for Documentary Deals

3/5/2018 12:40 AM PST

The Florida shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School could become a documentary soon, 'cause some students are getting approached by Hollywood producers ... TMZ has learned.

Sources tell us at least a couple student survivors have been getting calls to participate in some sort of docu-type project that would depict the tragedy and its aftermath.

We're told these students are fielding requests from a number of producers and executives for potential deals on a full-blown movie documentary, a TV documentary and a TV docuseries. They're sorting through these talks with some high-powered publicists.

As we reported ... some students are also being hit up for possible book deals on the shooting ... they've taken meetings with publishers ... but nothing's been inked just yet.

Unclear what kind of money is being discussed for a documentary, but we're told any funds would either go directly to March For Our Lives or toward gun control advocacy efforts.

90th Oscars J Law's Wine Night ... Behind the Scenes

3/4/2018 7:11 PM PST

Jennifer Lawrence might not have been up for an Oscar this year, but that didn't stop her from crackin' open the vino and pouring herself a glass ... or two, or more perhaps.

J Law was on the move Sunday at the 90th Academy Awards -- climbing over chairs, fixing the strap on her dress and, most notably, hugging just about everyone down in the seats ... all while holding a clutch glass of white wine that looked a bit more than half full.

Truth be told, we don't know how many she had -- but it certainly seems like Lawrence was enjoying herself at the show. And on the heels of a less than stellar box office opening for her new flick "Red Sparrow" ... why not go for the booze, right?

There's other famous folks up in here, too -- Meryl Streep, Armie Hammer, Frances McDormand, the fish monster from "The Shape of Water," and on and on.

But let's be real ... this is Jennifer's show. 

Oscars Weekend Herpes Spike!

3/4/2018 5:23 PM PST

The Oscars are in full swing, but the award show isn't just bringing out gold statues and celebs in Hollywood ... herpes are also running amok. 

According to a rep from HerpAlert -- an online diagnosis and treatment website for the STD -- there's been a spike in folks looking to get treated for herpes this weekend ... which just so happens to fall in line with the 90th annual Academy Awards.

HerpAlert's been in business since last summer, with doctors issuing prescriptions to pharmacies after people submit photos of their herpes and they're reviewed. The turnaround time is about 2 hours.

We're told that that the site has seen a huge surge in folks seeking prescriptions for herpes over the past 72 hours ... a whopping 60 cases a day since Friday in the Hollywood and Bev Hills neighborhoods compared to their usual 10-case a day load.

Sources say the the submissions so far have been 80 percent genital herpes. The last spike HerpAlert saw was during NBA All-Star weekend last month, when they got about 30 cases a day from people requesting prescriptions in the L.A. area.

Don't have too much fun, everyone.

Amber Tamblyn She & Baby Marlow Nearly Hit By a Van ... 'Shaken,' But Uninjured

3/4/2018 11:43 AM PST

Amber Tamblyn and her 1-year-old daughter were almost mowed down by a man driving a van in NYC Sunday ... this according to Amber herself.

The "General Hospital" actress tweeted the scary news late Sunday morning saying a man driving a grey van in Brooklyn had tried ramming her and her baby girl while they were crossing the street in a stroller. 

Amber says the man was honking his horn and that the bumper actually made contact with baby Marlow's stroller. She asked folks on Twitter to DM her if anyone had seen the man or had any other info. 

Luckily, Amber and Marlow seem to be OK -- though she says she was shaken by the incident.

We've reached out to the NYPD to see if Amber has filed a police report yet. Law enforcement sources tell us no 911 calls from the cross streets mentioned by Amber have been placed as of this writing.

Emily Ratajkowski Blazing Hot ... Check Out My Wedding Ring!!!

3/4/2018 7:00 AM PST

Emily Ratajowski is a heartbreaker, crushing the hopes and dreams of countless men and women by flashing ... her wedding ring.

The 26-year-old just got hitched to Sebastian Bear-McClard.  Sebastian's clearly not the jealous type, because Em posted this pic for all to see.

The marriage was a big surprise ... they tied the knot last week nat a courthouse in New York City.  Only a few friends were on hand to bare witness.  Unclear how long they were dating.     

Oh, she likes rings, too.

Pre-Oscar Bash Everybody Who's Anybody Showed Up

3/3/2018 9:00 AM PST

Definitely the big Oscar party of the night ... a slew of stars descended on a home in Bev Hills for the WME bash, and it did not disappoint.

So here's a partial list ... Drake, French Montana, Shanina Shaik, David Spade, Keanu Reeves, Amber Heard, Elon Musk, Oshea Jackson Jr., David Foster, Katherine McPhee, Usher, Dana White, The Weekend and  Ashley Graham.

But wait ...there's more.  Laurie Metcalf, Guillermo del Toro, Christopher Nolan, Hans Zimmer, James Mangold and Michael Green also showed up. 

Elon and Amber broke up not too long ago, and even though they were at the same party we saw no interaction ... at least outside.

It was raining like crazy, but everyone dressed like it was sunny So Cal.

'Black Panther' Popularity Good for Booze Biz, Too ... UK Company Thinks So

3/2/2018 5:56 PM PST

The massive success of "Black Panther" will certainly lead fans to order cocktails and buy booze inspired by the Marvel blockbuster ... at least that's what a company in the UK thinks.

The company filed trademark paperwork last week to use the names "Wakanda" and "T Challa Black Panther" on unspecified alcohol products. Of course, T'Challa is the name of Chadwick Boseman's lead character, and Wakanda is his fictional homeland in the massive box office smash.

The company, TCBP Holdings, is based in Northern Ireland, and according to the docs they want the trademark for ALL alcoholic beverages -- except beer.

Cuz ain't no party like a Black Panther party ... or something like that.

Susan Sarandon Parkland Kids Have to Change Gun Laws ... Trump NEVER Will

3/2/2018 4:02 PM PST

Susan Sarandon is beaming like a proud mama about the students behind the March for Our Lives rally ... and says she'll absolutely be there to support them.

We got Susan Friday at LAX, and she told us the Parkland, FL kids now have a chance to effect real change when it comes to gun reform. She says they can essentially do do what politicians -- especially President Trump -- have refused to do.

As we reported, celebs have an open invitation to attend the March 24 rally in Washington, DC ... even if others prefer to keep their involvement on the DL.

Susan left no doubt about her plans and applauds Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students for keeping the pressure on local, state and federal legislators.

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