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O.J. Simpson Plant Your Ass in 'Naked Gun' Chair ... For the Right Price

2/19/2018 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

More of O.J. Simpson's crap can be yours -- like his set chair from "Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult" -- but his ass ain't behind this piece of memorabilia.

The guy who owns the chair tells TMZ ... he bought it for $500 in the early 2000s and says it's the one he used during the filming of the 1994 flick -- the same year O.J. was arrested and charged with the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman.

The guy says the chair once fetched as much as $5,000 from another auction site, but pulled the plug. It's now on eBay and the asking bid's $1,495.

As for why the guy's selling now ... these days he's more into collecting musician items. And with O.J. free and out on parole, maybe the lucky buyer can get O.J.'s John Hancock on the new chair.

Lil Yachty, Offset Surprise Hundreds of Kids ... We're Fired Up for 'Black Panther' Too!!!

2/17/2018 3:06 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Lil Yachty and Offset are the latest celebs to join the 'Black Panther Challenge' ... and they got their crowd of kids pumped up to watch the blockbuster movie.

The rappers hit up Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre Saturday, where "This is Us" writer Jas Waters set up a fully-funded screening for 500 foster and at-risk children. She says Yachty and Offset surprised the kids ... and also bought out the rest of the theater!

Yes sir!!!

"This is Us" actor Lonnie Chavis, who plays young Randall, was also on stage.

Celebrities around the country have been helping thousands of disadvantaged and minority children see "Black Panther" for free per the challenge. As we reported ... Serena Williams did it for a group of young black girls Thursday in San Fran.

'Sharknado' Star Tears Up Over FL School Shooting ... Helping Alma Mater Heal

2/17/2018 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Cassie Scerbo used to walk the same hallways where Nikolas Cruz gunned down 17 people, and believes school officials shouldn't be blamed for the massacre.

Cassie graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas in 2008. She says it was always a safe and nurturing environment, and while some critics are pointing fingers at administrators for a lack of security leading up to Wednesday's mass shooting -- she says they did everything they could.

The "Sharkando" and "Bring It On: In It to Win It" actress says she's close family friends with Chicago Cubs star Anthony Rizzo ... who's also an MSD grad.

She told us how they're planning to come together to help their hometown recover in the coming weeks.

Bobby Brown LeBron's Rebooting 'House Party'? ... Here's Who Should Star

2/17/2018 12:05 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Bobby Brown says he knows exactly who should star in the LeBron James "House Party" reboot ... and his ideas are ... how should we put it ... unconventional.

If you don't remember, "House Party" was about two teenagers and the hijinks that ensued when one threw a party that the other's father forbid him to go to. He went anyway, and thus there were hijinks.

We got Brown outside of Madeo, and asked his thoughts on who could pull it off in this new era -- and he named two huge stars that are, shall we say ... older.

Not what we were thinking, but hey, we'd watch.

UFC's Sage Northcutt Gunning For Lead Movie Role FaceTime Acting Lessons!

2/17/2018 12:01 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

UFC star Sage Northcutt's using his "Creed 2" snub as the ultimate motivation to kick-start a massively successful acting career ... telling TMZ Sports he's gunning to land lead movie roles!!

ICYMI -- Sage campaigned on social media to play Ivan Drago's son in the next installment of the Stallone/Michael B. Jordan flick. He didn't get the role, though ... and now he's out for revenge.

Northcutt says he's gonna put in the same amount of effort he's put into all his interests ... and he's already been doing acting lessons with coaches via FaceTime!!

Not only does Sage say he wants to be in movies ... but he wants to land a lead role in a project.

After all ... he's got the looks.

Jaden Smith I Go Shirtless for Nature, Man!!!

2/16/2018 3:14 PM PST

Jaden Smith doesn't just give back to his community -- he goes topless to give back, and makes it look good ... as his pops once put it.

We're guessing Will and Jada Pinkett Smith are pretty proud of Jaden and his sister, Willow, after they put time and labor into planting trees at Laurel Canyon Park in L.A. Friday afternoon. The famous sibs were with a group of friends helping to spruce up the 'hood.

Of course, Jaden appeared to be the only one doing it shirtless. It was also apparent that no one was complaining about his abs being on display. 

We last saw the Smith kids hanging out together while they were vacationing in Hawaii. No blood, sweat and tears that time around ... just doing their best to catch rad waves.

Sen. Marco Rubio Trolled Over Gun Control ... 'Three Billboards'-Style

2/16/2018 2:56 PM PST
Breaking News

Sen. Marco Rubio is getting called out over gun control -- in the wake of the Florida shooting -- in a way that would make Frances McDormand extremely proud.

Three billboards are parked near the senator's office in Doral, FL ... each clearly referencing Wednesday's school shooting in Parkland ... and asking Marco Rubio why there's been no gun control reform.

The billboards replicate the Oscar-nominated film, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" ... where Frances' character puts the heat on a sheriff to solve her daughter's murder.  

The real-life trolling of Rubio was organized by the activist group Avaaz, whose deputy director Emma Ruby-Sachs says, "Florida has notoriously lax gun laws, and Rubio, who is supported by the NRA, has never attempted to reform them."

No response from the senator yet.

'Black Panther' Star Rousey Ain't Superhero Material ... Only Winners Allowed

2/16/2018 12:11 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Ronda Rousey is unfit to join the elite Dora Milaje guard and protect King T'Challa from all enemies, because, according to one of the stars of "Black Panther," ONLY WINNERS ARE ALLOWED.

FYI -- the Dora Milaje is an all-female squad of ass-kickers who are sworn to protect the king (Black Panther) -- and basically beat the hell out of anyone he wants.

We talked to Janeshia Adams-Ginyard at LAX -- she plays a member of the Dora Milaje in the movie -- and asked her to put together her real-life version of the fighting force.

We got some usual suspects like Cyborg and Laila Ali, but when we asked about Ronda, the panther claws came out, and Ginyard, who's a pro wrestler and fighter herself veto'd Rowdy.

It's cold out there in Wakanda.

Stan Lee Face-Off with Ex-Bodyguard Cops Called to L.A. Home

2/16/2018 10:44 AM PST
Exclusive Details

Stan Lee's house was swarmed by cops Thursday after a man allegedly refused to leave his property. 

Law enforcement sources tell us they were called to the Marvel founder's L.A. home after a former bodyguard of Lee's showed up. We're told both Lee and his daughter asked Max Anderson -- a convicted felon -- to leave, and when he refused, they called police to intervene.

Our sources say reps from adult protective services were also called. Once officers arrived they spoke to Anderson, and we're told he agreed to leave peacefully. 

Stan has had a rough past few weeks ... he was taken to the hospital earlier this month for heart trouble and cops are investigating the unauthorized purchase of an $850k condo made in Stan's name.

On the bright side ... "Black Panther," which he co-created, is already killing it at the box office. 

In response to Thursday's incident, we're told Stan has hired private security to watch his property 24/7 to prevent any more intruders.

No, he's not hiring King T'Challa to watch his back.

Serena Williams Takes Black Girls to 'Black Panther' 'Huge Moment for Black People'

2/16/2018 9:13 AM PST
Breaking News

Serena Williams surprised a group of young black girls with a private screening of "Black Panther" on Thursday -- telling the crowd, "This is a huge moment for us and for black people."

Serena and her hubby, Alexis Ohanian, organized the event in San Fran with roughly 40 members of the youth group Black Girls CODE -- which provides technology education to African-American girls.

The twist, the girls had NO IDEA Serena was going to be in the theater to watch with them -- and when she walked in the room, the crowd went nuts!! It was awesome!! 

"We've never had a superhero movie," Serena told the group ... "So, we're so excited. I feel like I've waited my whole life for this."

By the way, Serena says the whole thing was Alexis' idea ... but jokingly added, "It was my idea, too."

Props to everyone -- this is great. 

NBA's Festus Ezeli Stoked About 'Black Panther' Will Show the Real Africa

2/15/2018 4:25 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Nigerian NBA player Festus Ezeli says it's about damn time the REAL Africa was depicted on a movie screen, and tells TMZ Sports he's excited that Marvel's "Black Panther" will do just that.

We got Festus at LAX and asked him just how jammed up he was about a superhero movie set completely on his home continent, and that's when he told us how important the film is to him.

"It's great to have a movie that depicts the REAL Africa."

Ezeli goes on to tell us he's sick of the perception that Africa is a poor, backwards continent, and he thinks BP, and it's portrayal of the resource-rich, fictional nation of Wakanda, can change that perception.

"Africa is a very rich continent, and people don't know that. I think it's great we having a movie like that coming out."

WAKANDA FOREVER! (Go see it, and you'll understand).

Kendrick Lamar's Label Honcho Sending Nearly 1,000 Watts Kids To See 'Black Panther'

2/15/2018 8:55 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Nearly 1,000 kids from three different Watts-area housing projects will be able to see "Black Panther" this weekend for the price of FREE 99, thanks to the CEO of Kendrick Lamar's record label.

The man behind the gesture is Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith ... who runs Top Dawg Entertainment, the label that's home to Kendrick, ScHoolboy Q, SZA, Jay Rock, and Isaiah Rashad.

We're told Top wanted to make sure the kids of Watts could check out the movie, so he teamed up with Interscope Records to buy out 5 shows in 3 different theaters, so tykes from the Nickerson Gardens, Jordan Downs, and Imperial Courts Projects could peep the flick.

We did the math on the capacity of each theater for each showtime, and it adds up to almost 1,000 kids who'll get transported to the venues by busses donated by the L.A. Unifed School District.

All the kids have to do is visit the housing authority at any of those housing developments and they are completely gucci.

WAKANDA FOREVER!!

'Child's Play 3' Actor Charged with Assault, Joyriding For Jacking Mom's Car

2/15/2018 12:10 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Jeremy Sylvers -- who played Tyler in the third Chucky movie -- is facing serious jail time for allegedly stealing his mom's ride ... but it could have been a lot worse.

The now 37-year-old "Child's Play 3" star is facing 6 misdemeanor charges ... including assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm (a phone), attempting to prevent someone from reporting a crime and driving and taking a vehicle without consent of the owner.

We broke the story ... Sylvers allegedly knocked down his mom last weekend, and took the keys to her 2002 Honda CRV. He got arrested the next day when cops went to his home to investigate.

The only bright side -- he was NOT charged with felony grand theft auto. He was originally booked for it when he was arrested.

Sylvers is looking at 3.5 years behind bars if convicted on all 6 counts.

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