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Mickey Rourke Feels Sorry for Weinstein ... Not that 'Piece of S***' Cosby

10/22/2017 6:37 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mickey Rourke feels badly for Harvey Weinstein ... and it all has to do with Hollywood envy.

We got Mickey in WeHo Saturday leaving Catch, and he told our photog ... although what Weinstein did is "f***** up," he's done a lot of good, and when powerful people stumble the jealous ones pounce to kill.

Mickey then sets his sights on Bill Cosby and fires.  Turns out Mickey once dated a woman who Cosby allegedly committed some sexual misdeed.  He wasn't dating her during the Cosby incident, but if he had been he tells us what he would have done ... and it's not pretty.

Director James Toback Accused of Sexual Harassment By More Than 30 Women

10/22/2017 10:35 AM PDT

Director James Toback -- famous for films like "Two Girls and a Guy" -- has been accused of sexual harassment by over 30 women ... this in the wake of Weinstein.

The Los Angeles Times posted the story Sunday, in which 38 women accuse Toback of decades-long sexual harassment ... much of it similar in nature to the accusations against Harvey Weinstein.

According to the report, Toback would bring young women into a private space on the pretense of audition talks or a promise of fame ... and then proceed to ask intimate questions. He'd then allegedly dry-hump them or masturbate in front of them.

As we've reported ... Weinstein's been accused of comparable behavior.

Toback has denied the allegations, saying he either never met any of the 30-plus women who've accused him ... or only had brief encounters with them. He also claimed to the Times he was medically incapable of such behavior, citing diabetes and a heart condition.

The director is best known for early films he did with Robert Downey Jr. such as 'Two Girls,' "The Pick-Up Artist," and "Black and White" ... as well as 2008's "Tyson," and 2014's "The Gambler." 

Billie Jean King Praises Weinstein Accusers ... 'That's Progess'

10/22/2017 12:15 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Billie Jean King says society is making progress in the battle against sexism, and she's pointing to the Harvey Weinstein scandal -- and the women speaking out -- as her proof.

King is a trailblazer in every sense of the word, spending her entire career not just winning on the court, but winning in society as an advocate for women's rights (she founded the WTA tour, btw).

When we got her out at LAX and asked if she's been able to see any progress since the days she began her crusade in the early '70s, King said yes, but reminded us the war isn't over.

"Sure, but every generation has to continue to start over and fight for equality and inclusion."

Our guy brought up the scores of women who have made sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein -- and BJK says the scandal just proves things are moving forward.

"That is progressing, when people speak up."

BTW -- We also got some pretty good stuff from King about working with Emma Stone for her new movie "Battle of the Sexes" ... and if Stone has any real talent on the court. 

Guillermo del Toro I Understand Why Quentin Didn't Blow Whistle on Weinstein

10/21/2017 7:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Guillermo del Toro is a strong defender of Quentin Tarantino, saying he understands why Quentin didn't come forward years earlier to expose Harvey Weinstein.

We got the famed director Friday heading into The Palm in Bev Hills, and he said he gets it ... that Quentin had a relationship with Weinstein, and hindsight isn't reality in Hollywood or anywhere else.

Tarantino, who says he knew of several incidents of Weinstein sexually harassing women, has taken a lot of heat for not coming forward sooner. The reality is ... everyone in Hollywood knows this was talked about for years and years -- for cryin' out loud, multiple jokes were made on TV and even at a televised Oscar ceremony. At least Tarantino's being honest.

As for del Toro, he explains why he would never work for Weinstein ... something he's felt for decades.

Jason Momoa And Amber Heard I Protect My Fish Wife from Rough Seas ... In 'Aquaman'

10/20/2017 6:52 AM PDT

There's no doubt Jason Momoa was born to play 'Aquaman' ... he was like a rock in the surf, making sure his fish wife played by Amber Heard didn't get swept away in between takes. 

Jason and Amber filmed scenes for the upcoming blockbuster on the Gold Coast in Australia. 

They've been down in Oz for months but this is the first look of them together in Aquaman's natural habitat. Jason held his ground even with out Aquaman's trident.

Aquaman vs Ocean ... 1-0.

Sean Young Streisand Shamed Me for Going Public With Beatty Harassment Claim

10/19/2017 5:04 PM PDT

Sean Young says she was the Rose McGowan of her day ... getting shamed by Hollywood's elite -- like Barbra Streisand -- when she dared to accuse Warren Beatty of sexual harassment.

Sean was on "Dudley and Bob with Matt Show" on KLBJ-FM in Austin Thursday and when they asked her about Harvey Weinstein ... she remembered an encounter with Babs. The 'Ace Ventura' star said she auditioned back in the '80s for a movie Streisand was directing. She claims Streisand ripped into her because Young accused Beatty of firing her after she rejected his advances.

Besides that, Sean claims she had her own run-in with Weinstein's genitals.

As for the Streisand story -- her rep tells us Barbra's response is, "I have no memory of ever having interviewed Sean Young, and I do not condone harassment of women under any circumstances."

Lupita Nyong'o Weinstein Tried Undressing In Front of Me

10/19/2017 4:57 PM PDT

Lupita Nyong'o just joined a long list of women accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct ... claiming he tried undressing in front of her in a bedroom.

Nyong'o says she met Weinstein in 2011 at an awards ceremony in Berlin while she was still a student at the Yale School of Drama. Lupita claims several months later, she was invited by Weinstein to join him at his family home in Connecticut for a screening of a film.

Nyong'o says she arrived at Weinstein's home, met his wife and children and Harvey set her up to watch the film in his private screening room. According to Lupita, Weinstein interrupted the film just 15 minutes in and invited her to his private bedroom.

Once in the bedroom, Lupita says Harvey asked if he could give her a massage. The actress says she panicked and offered to give the producer one instead, he obliged, removed his shirt and laid down on the bed.

Nyong'o claims she fled the producer's home when he tried to remove his pants. 

The actress says she turned down another advance by Weinstein not long after the massage incident and he threatened her career. It was after she won an Oscar in 2014 that Weinstein approached her once again, begging her to star in one of his films ... an offer she declined. 

Harvey Weinstein Target in LAPD Rape Investigation

10/19/2017 2:17 PM PDT
Breaking News

A woman filed a police report with LAPD Thursday claiming Harvey Weinstein raped her in 2013, and the Department has launched a criminal investigation.

The woman is an Italian model/actress who claims she attended the Italia Film, Fashion and Art Festival in February, 2013.

She claims she had met Weinstein before, and in fact she says at the time he asked her up to his room but she declined. On this occasion, she says Weinstein showed up at her hotel lobby at Mr. C Beverly Hills and asked if he could join her in her room. She says she declined, but a short time later Weinstein was at her hotel door.

The woman, who was 34 at the time, tells the L.A. Times Weinstein forced his way into her room, saying, "I'm not going to f*** you. I just want to talk." She says he repeatedly asked to see her naked, then grabbed her by the hair, yanked her into the bathroom and forcibly raped her.

She says she begged him to stop, showing him pictures of her kids. It apparently went on for 45 minutes, and Weinstein allegedly left.

She says she was afraid to report him, but told her priest, a friend and a nanny.

The LAPD tells TMZ the Department is currently investigating.

The Weinstein Co. Staffers Speak Out ... 'We Did Not Know We Were Working for a Serial Sexual Predator'

10/19/2017 1:49 PM PDT
Breaking News

Staffers at The Harvey Weinstein Co. claim they had no clue their boss was a "serial sexual predator" ... and want to be cleared from any contracts forcing them to keep quiet about what happened in their workplace.

In a statement to The New Yorker on Thursday, a group of staffers went in on the former TWC honcho, saying, "He created a toxic ecosystem where his abuse could flourish unchecked for decades."

The staffers also claim they never knowingly acted as so-called "honeypots" -- or assistants -- in Harvey Weinstein's abuse.

They end the letter in asking TWC to release them from any agreements that bar them from speaking out freely about the workplace so they can, "speak openly and get to the origins of what happened here and how."

Sean Penn Tries Blocking Netflix Documentary Suggesting He Ratted Out El Chapo

10/19/2017 11:19 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Sean Penn is using a full-court press to either block or re-edit a Netflix documentary that suggests Penn ratted out El Chapo by alerting the United States Dept. of Justice of his whereabouts.

Multiple sources involved in the documentary -- due out Friday -- tell TMZ, some of the people interviewed suggest that Penn alerted the DOJ that he was traveling down to a secret location in Mexico to interview the drug kingpin for a Rolling Stone article.

TMZ has obtained an email from David Broome, the Executive Producer of "The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story," in which he worries ... "My concern is that we are taking an immense amount of pressure from all directions related to Sean Penn and currently Netflix has done a great job of hanging tough -- but their nerves are on edge."

Broome goes on ... "I'm worried that there's a chance Netflix hits the brakes for a while."

Penn, del Castillo and 2 others met Chapo on Oct. 2, 2015. Twelve hours after the meeting, Mexican authorities raided the site but Chapo had already left. He was captured 3 months later.

We've learned several lawyers working for Penn repeatedly contacted Netflix to, at the very least, eliminate any references to their client allegedly contacting DOJ prior to meeting Chapo.

Our sources say Penn's concern is that if Chapo's associates in the world of drugs believe he set Chapo up for capture, there'd be a target on the heads of Penn, his family and his associates.

Penn's spokesperson, Mark Fabiani, tells TMZ, "It is reprehensible that, in their ongoing, relentless efforts to gain additional attention and publicity, Ms. del Castillo and her team (who have zero firsthand knowledge) have sought to create this profoundly false, foolish, and reckless narrative."

The rep goes on, "The notion that Mr. Penn or anyone on his behalf alerted DOJ to the trip is a complete fabrication and bald-faced lie. It never happened, nor would there have been any reason for it to have happened."

O'Shea Jackson Hayward Bit By 'Celtic Luck' ... Shoulda Chose Lakers

10/19/2017 7:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

O'Shea Jackson Jr. says there's one way Gordon Hayward could've avoided that gruesome bone-snapping leg injury this week -- "Should've been a Laker."

"I feel bad for Gordon Hayward," the "Straight Outta Compton" star told us on the way out of Delilah in West Hollywood ... "but that's that Celtic luck!"

Ouch.  

Don't worry, there's more -- Cube's son also pledges allegiance to the Ball family, hollers at some chicks and says the best player in the NBA is still Kobe Bryant. It's pretty funny. 

And don't miss the parting shot at Danny Ainge.

Courtney Love I'll Take a Pass On Weinstein 'I Told You So' Jokes

10/19/2017 6:57 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Courtney Love is taking the high road when it comes to gloating about Harvey Weinstein -- and best of all for her ... she's doing it with a couple of hot young dudes.

We got Courtney Wednesday night arriving at Delilah in WeHo with 2 "sexy men" -- her words -- and, as expected, she got a bunch of softball Weinstein questions. Seeing as how she fired a warning shot about Harvey way back in 2005 ... this could've been her chance to drop several I-told-you-so's on Hollywood.

You'll recall, Courtney says CAA banned her after calling out Weinstein -- and maybe that explains her response to all the questions about him.

Or maybe she's just busy enjoying her company. 

The Weinstein Co. In Financial Freefall Buyer Getting Cold Feet

10/19/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The Weinstein Co. is broke as a joke and a review of its books is scaring the one potential buyer who could save it.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ, TWC has been out of money for 15 months. The 42% equity interest owned by Harvey and Bob Weinstein, we're told, is worthless.  

What's especially daunting ... a top-to-bottom review of the company and its books has unearthed -- as one source put it -- "a horror story."

We're told the deals the company made -- especially movie deals -- are falling apart left and right. As one source connected to the company tells TMZ, "I haven't seen this much anger EVER in this business. Companies are taking this one personally."

We're told the finances and state of the company are so daunting, Colony Capital -- which has been in negotiations to buy TWC -- is no longer sure it makes sense. Colony fears that even by changing the name and doing a complete personnel change, there's a taint that just won't go away.

One TWC insider tells us, "One thing is certain. If there's any chance for survival, Bob has to go." As we reported, if Colony Capital goes forward, Bob Weinstein will be gently pushed aside to run Dimension -- the film division which is not really a player.

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