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'All Eyez On Me' Singleton's Early Script With Tupac Prison Rape Scene

6/25/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"All Eyez On Me" filmmakers and famed director John Singleton are beefing over the version of the movie Singleton wanted to make -- and now we have the script at the center of the feud.  

TMZ obtained several pages from a 2014 draft written by Singleton, and it includes a scene where prison guards lock Tupac in the library, and turn the other way while other inmates assault him. When you read it ... there's a clear insinuation Tupac gets raped.

'Eyez' producer L.T. Hutton referred to this scene while he was on "The Breakfast Club," but fans were hesitant to believe it. For his part, Singleton has trashed 'Eyez,' and refused to see it because he "knows they f**ked it up."

The script, labeled "REVISION EIGHT," also has a scene where Tupac watches his mother, Afeni, having "adult fun" with a man and another woman.

We contacted the film's producers, Morgan Creek, to authenticate the script. Marketing EVP Greg Mielcarz told us it's "one of several versions penned by Mr Singleton while he was working with Morgan Creek.”

Sources connected to Singleton tell us the script was an early draft, but everything he wrote was approved by Tupac's mother. Singleton's said in the past he felt Morgan Creek disrespected Afeni, and that's why he dropped out of the project.

Disney Chief Bob Iger Ron Howard Will Make 'Star Wars' Han Solo Film a Hit!!!

6/24/2017 7:23 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Disney Chairman Bob Iger has no doubt ... Ron Howard will bring the upcoming "Stars Wars" Han Solo installment in for a smooth landing, and any bumps in the road will be quickly forgotten.

We got Iger out Friday at E Baldi in Bev Hills when our photog asked some pretty good questions about Howard's chops in the genre. Iger laughs, saying the truth -- Ron can direct anything.

As was reported, Howard is replacing directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.  

Iger won't say if the flick will be delayed, but he says there are 3 elements that will guarantee success.  

Lil Yachty Hey Denzel & Oprah ... Holla and I'll Cut My Locks!

6/24/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Lil Yachty has a message for Hollywood stars, directors and moguls -- y'all should f*** with him!

The 19-year-old rapper was at LAX when our photog asked if he'd ever change his famous hair color. Yachty, it turns out, already has an age set for when he'll not only change color, but cut his locks altogether. All he needs is the right phone call from some key players in Hollywood.

Yachty says he's got range to play all kinds of roles. It's also safe to say he's a big fan of "Moonlight."

Kid's got Oscar-worthy taste.

'All Eyez On Me' Sued by Kevin Powell ... That Script Stole My Interviews!

6/23/2017 9:54 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The filmmakers behind "All Eyez On Me" kept too close an eye on interviews Tupac did with a famous journalist, and then used his work -- without permission -- to write their script ... according to a lawsuit.

Kevin Powell wrote a series of articles for Vibe in the mid '90s focusing on Tupac's 2 major influences -- the civil rights movement (his mother, Afeni Shakur, was a Black Panther) ... and the gangsta rap movement.

According to the suit, 'Eyez' executive producer L.T. Hutton did an interview just this month, saying he looked at "all of the interviews" of Tupac to make the movie.

Powell -- who you'd also recognize from season 1 of "Real World" -- says after seeing the movie he saw many similarities to his articles. For instance, the movie has a character named Nigel ... as does Powell's article. But he says his Nigel was fictional, based on a real guy named "Haitian Jack." The fact Nigel appears in the movie, proves filmmakers lifted Powell's work ... according to the suit.

He says the movie also features a journalist, played by Hill Harper, talking to Pac in prison ... just as he did.

Sources connected to Powell tell us the parallel isn't lost on the public, because he's been asked multiple times if Hill's character is based on him.

We're told Powell's currently working on a Tupac biography, but before that comes out he's shooting for the moon with this lawsuit. He's asking a judge to immediately block the film from playing in theaters ... and award him a slice of the profits it's already earned.

Diddy 'Can't Stop, Won't Stop' Screening Madonna, Snoop, Vin Give Thumbs-Up

6/22/2017 6:44 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

A slew of celebs showed up at Diddy's L.A. mansion for a screening of his new flick, 'Can't Stop, Won't Stop,' and to say the least they were inspired.

Madonna, Snoop, Vin Diesel, Lana Del Rey, Ray J, French Montana and Lil Yachty were just some of the guests at Diddy's Holmby Hills mansion.

Tyrese was all fired up when he left, saying the documentary chronicling the history of Bad Boy Entertainment has inspired him ... and he now has William Shatner in his crosshairs.

'Ghostbusters II' Baby Oscar Actor Commits Suicide

6/21/2017 10:29 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

11:40 AM PT -- According to the medical examiner ... Henry committed suicide by hanging himself. He was discovered by his brother in his apartment, who cut him down and called 911, but it was too late.One of the twins who played Baby Oscar in "Ghostbusters II" has committed suicide ... TMZ has learned.

Henry 'Hank' Deutschendorf -- who played the role of the baby along with his twin brother, William -- killed himself at his home in Escondido, CA last week ... according to law enforcement sources. 

William says Hank died after a long battle with schizoaffective disorder -- a combination of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. He experienced hallucinations, delusions, depression, and mania and "fought for his life every day."

Hank and William ran a martial arts school in the San Diego area. Hank was named after his uncle, John Denver, whose real name was Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr.

Hank also appeared as himself in the 2017 documentary, "Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters."

Henry was 29.  

RIP

Bella Thorne Big Burger, Tiny Bikini ... In Scott Disick's Backyard

6/21/2017 9:25 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

Bella Thorne might be trying to become the next model for Carl's Jr., and she's definitely back to hanging out with Scott Disick ... based on these photos.

The 19-year-old actress posed in a bikini while getting a grip on a massive burger -- we're not sure why, but we are sure she was doing it in Scott's backyard. 

We noticed the setting looked familiar, and that's because it's the same exact view from his Hidden Hills pad.

Bella also posted a shot of her friend in the Lord's pool. Seems like those flowers he sent her last week really worked. For now.

Chris Hardwick Pay 'Wonder Woman' RDJ Money ... She Earned It, Dammit!

6/21/2017 6:54 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chris Hardwick thinks Wonder Woman's paycheck needs to match Iron Man's ... 'cause the actress playing her is just as good as Robert Downey Jr., if not better.

We got Chris -- who's a certified comic book nerd(ist) for this kind of stuff -- and asked what sort of money Gal Gadot should negotiate for in any coming "Wonder Woman" sequels ... this after learning she earned just $300k for 3 movies each

Chris doesn't mince words -- he says she's in RDJ territory now after 'WW' killed with audiences across the world. And his suggestion is on par with RDJ's salary for at least the last few 'Iron Man' flicks.

Stepping on his metal toes?

L.A. Rams Rookies Crash 'Friends' Set ... Diversity Ensues!

6/20/2017 3:52 PM PDT

You're looking at the most black people ever on the set of "Friends" ... courtesy of the L.A. Rams!

The Rams' rookie class hit up the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, CA on Monday for a spectacular VIP tour of the backlot ... which included Central Perk.

Serious question ... these guys are in their early 20s. Do you think any of them have ever seen a full episode of "Friends"?

Doesn't matter ... the guys had a blast anyway visiting other iconic Warner Bros. movie stuff --- including Harry Potter's broom, the Batmobile and more!

WR's Cooper Kupp and Shakeir Ryan even went behind bars in the jail cell from "Suicide Squad."

Other must-dos ... visit the Hollywood sign, survive an earthquake, go to the Walk of Fame and leave disappointed and get stuck on the 405.

Welcome to L.A.!

Daniel Day-Lewis Quits Hollywood

6/20/2017 12:53 PM PDT
Breaking News

Sir Daniel Day-Lewis -- one of the most iconic actors in the last quarter century with 3 Oscars to his name -- has reportedly quit the biz.

Daniel's rep released a statement saying he will no longer be working as an actor. She added, "He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years. This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject."

Daniel showed immense range playing a slew of captivating roles. He won Oscars for Best Actor in "Lincoln," "My Left Foot" and "There Will Be Blood." He also earned 2 nominations for "Gangs of New York" and "In the Name of the Father."

The 60-year-old's legendary career spanned 4 decades. He'll appear one last time in "Phantom Thread" when it's released later this year. Variety first reported the news.

'Wonder Woman' Star Gal Gadot Warner Bros., Look Out She Wants Way More than $300k

6/20/2017 8:06 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot has a message for the studio that produced her mega-hit flick ... open your wallet -- wide.

Reports have surfaced Gadot made just $300,000 for each of the 3 movies she made with the studio -- "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," "Wonder Woman" and the yet-to-be-released "Justice League."

"Wonder Woman" has become the driver of the 2017 box office, pulling in $570 million worldwide in less than 3 weeks.

We're told the $300k is about right, but sources familiar with the negotiations tell TMZ she has "huge performance bonuses" for "Wonder Woman" and she will end up with many times the base salary.

We're also told Gadot is planning a "major renegotiation" of her deal for sequels ... something common when relatively unknown actors make bare bones deals but then hit it big.

Here's what we know about Hollywood ... she's going to be a very rich woman.

'TMNT' Star Paige Turco Marriage Splinters!

6/18/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Paige Turco -- who played April O'Neil in 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' -- is coming out of her shell and calling it like it is ... marriage just ain't for her anymore.

Paige filed divorce docs in L.A. to split from Jason O'Mara after a nearly 14-year marriage. She cites irreconcilable differences, and says they separated on May 1.

Jason and Paige tied the knot in 2003, and they have a 13-year-old son. She's requesting joint legal and physical custody -- and wants Jason to pay spousal support.

Translation: Send this marriage to the Shredder.

Carrie Fisher Died of Sleep Apnea ... Coroner Now Says

6/16/2017 6:17 PM PDT

Carrie Fisher did not die simply from a heart attack, instead it was sleep apnea and a combination of other factors ... according to a new coroner's report.

The L.A. County Coroner released the statement Friday evening, but also said it could not conclusively determine what caused her death. As we reported, Carrie's death certificate says it was a "cardiac arrest" ... but also that further testing would be needed to pinpoint what caused the massive heart attack.

The new report does list heart disease and drug use under "other conditions" leading to her death. It also says she'd taken multiple drugs -- but the coroner could not determine if those drugs were significant enough to trigger the heart attack she suffered aboard a flight.

Carrie died 4 days later on December 27. She was 60.

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