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Justin Bieber Bonin' Up On His Acting Skills

12/13/2017 3:20 PM PST
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Justin Bieber's going hard into the acting world, working with a professional who's helped some of the biggest names in Hollywood -- but don't count on seeing his skills on a screen anytime soon.

Sources close to the Biebs tell TMZ ... he's taking acting lessons for the fun of it. We're told he's NOT working on any kind of project, he simply wanted to try acting lessons. Up til now, his resume consists of getting gunned down on 'CSI' and playing himself in "Zoolander 2."

Even though he says he's just goofing around, Justin's learning at Nancy Banks' studio in L.A. -- the same place celebs like Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Zac Efron, Forest Whitaker and many more hone their craft.

First a Grammy ... Emmy, Oscar and Tony next?

Salma Hayek on Harvey Weinstein He Was 'My Monster' ... Threatened to Kill Me

12/13/2017 11:59 AM PST

Salma Hayek said for years Harvey Weinstein was a monster who badgered her to, among other things, perform oral sex on her ... threatening to kill her and tormenting her career when she refused.

The actress shared in detail the torture she faced working with the former studio mogul as an up-and-coming actress ... alleging she said no when Weinstein asked her to shower with him, watch her shower, give her oral sex and get naked with another woman.

In the op-ed she wrote for The New York Times, Salma says Weinstein went from sweet-talking her to full rage attack mode ... saying, "I will kill you, don't think I can't." The allegations mirror the scores of women who have come forward accusing Weinstein of sexual harassment, assault or rape.

She went on to write that Weinstein once dragged her out of a gala honoring her flick, "Frida" ... "so I could hang out at his private party with him and some women I thought were models but I was told later were high-priced prostitutes."

Salma also said Weinstein forced her to do a sex scene with Ashley Judd in "Frida" and demanded full-frontal nudity. She agreed, but says she suffered such a nervous breakdown she had to take a tranquilizer.

George & Amal Clooney First Class Parents Gave Out Noise-Canceling Headphones for Crying Twins

12/13/2017 8:47 AM PST
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For a couple of first time parents, George and Amal Clooney pulled off a veteran mom-and-pop move when they handed out some pretty exclusive noise-canceling headphones to first class passengers on a flight from Los Angeles to England.

The gorgeous couple was with their 6-month-old twins, Alexander and Ella, on a British Airways flight this week ... and pulled off the preemptive strike in the event the twins started crying.

We're told George handed out some wireless headphones worth $350 featuring the Casamigos Tequila logo. The headphones are limited edition and hail from George and Rande Gerber's "House of Friends" ... an exclusive stash handed out to people close to them. The headphones are definitely a keepsake because only George and Rande have them.

The headphones were also accompanied by a note apologizing ahead of time in case the kiddos started bawling or getting loud. Talk about knowing your audience.

Pierce Brosnan Quickly Douses House Fire Lawsuit

12/12/2017 2:40 PM PST
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Pierce Brosnan isn't leaving any loose ends burning -- just 14 days after he was sued over a house fire ... the lawsuit's been dismissed.

TMZ broke the story ... Pierce was sued by Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. claiming in 2015 it was forced to pay for damages to Pierce's neighbor's house. It caught fire after flames spread from a blaze at Pierce's pad. In the suit, the insurance company said the whole thing started because 007 failed to throw out rags susceptible to spontaneous combustion.

What a difference 2 weeks makes? On Monday, the Fireman's Fund Ins. Co. filed new docs to have the case dismissed, the court signed off and that's it. Case closed.

The suit can't be refiled -- usually a strong sign there was some sort of confidential settlement. We've reached out to Pierce, so far no word back.

Prince William & Prince Harry Come Stormin' In To 'Star Wars' Premiere

12/12/2017 12:05 PM PST

Prince William and Prince Harry were royal guests on the red carpet of Europe's premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" ... and the force looks very strong with these 2.

The princes suited up for the London event Tuesday night and cruised past a line of Stormtroopers before being greeted by one of the film's stars -- BB-8.

The Royal bros are more than just your typical 'Star Wars' fans, too ... they actually filmed cameos for the movie last year. Word is, they play Stormtroopers who appear alongside Tom Hardy's character while guarding John Boyega's character, Finn.

So keep a lookout for a couple 'troopers who look just a tad out of place.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Here's My Girl ... With Our New Girl!

12/12/2017 7:07 AM PST

Dwayne Johnson is celebrating a huge debut, and it ain't on a movie screen ... it's in his longtime girlfriend's womb.

The Rock and Lauren Hashian proudly showed off her baby bump in Hollywood Monday night at the 'Jumanji' premiere event. The photo op came just a few hours after they announced they're expecting their 2nd child together. The couple's first -- 2-year-old Jasmine Lia -- helped reveal they're having a girl. Again.

Dwayne also has an older daughter from his previous relationship.

Three girls. As the proud daddy put it ... #tequilatime.

Brittany Snow Sued Over Car Crash You Screwed My Neck!!!

12/11/2017 1:39 PM PST
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Brittany Snow's allegedly heavy foot just got her sued.

Jose Erazo Gomez is suing the 'Pitch Perfect' star after he says he was rear-ended at a high rate of speed back in July 2016. In docs, obtained by TMZ, Gomez says the other driver's failure to stop caused him catastrophic injuries.

We're told Brittany was the one behind the wheel, but Jose is also suing her mom, Cindy. In docs, Gomez says he suffered shock and injury to his nervous system. We're told that includes a disc tear in his neck.

He's suing for unspecified damages. We've reached out to Brittany, so far no word back.

Terry Crews on P.O.Y. Honor TIME for Accountability Hollywood Needs to Be Disciplined

12/10/2017 3:13 PM PST
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Terry Crews says he wasn't expecting to be in TIME's "Person of the Year" cover story -- but thinks the nod only helps his mission ... accountability in Hollywood.

We got the actor Sunday leaving LAX with his wife, Rebecca, and asked how it felt to be featured as one of the many "Silence Breakers" on the magazine's P.O.Y. cover this year.

Terry says he didn't see it coming, and explains why there needs to be more voices speaking out on sexual harassment ... and how this could be just the tip of the iceberg.

He also tells us why he's suing WME and their talent agent, Adam Venit, who allegedly grabbed his junk last year. Long story short ... Hollywood needs an ass-whoopin' on this issue ... and Terry's here to do the honors.

'Ant-Man' Actress Doubles Down!! Sequel Money So Sweet

12/9/2017 12:10 AM PST
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"Ant-Man" actress Abby Ryder Fortson's paycheck ain't shrinking like her superhero dad in the movie, because she's bringing home twice the dough for the sequel ... TMZ has learned. 

We got a hold of her minor's contract for the 'Ant-Man' franchise and Abby -- who's only 9, mind you --  was guaranteed $140k if she gets a role in an "Ant-Man" sequel. That's more than twice the $67.5k she got for the first film.

"Ant-Man and the Wasp" hits theaters next July 2018. Might be too soon for buzz, but IF Abby makes it into a third flick, she'll haul in $215k.

In this case, the small guys are winning big.

Charlie Sheen Sues National Enquirer for Defamation

12/8/2017 5:19 PM PST
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6:45 PM PT -- Charlie tells TMZ, "In my nearly 35 years as a celebrated entertainer, I have been nothing shy of a forthright, noble and valiant courier of the truth. Consistently admitting and owning a laundry list of shortcomings, wrongdoings and indiscretions this traveler hath traveled -- however, every man has a breaking point."

Charlie goes on ... "These radically groundless and unfounded allegations end now. I now take a passionate stand against those who wish to even entertain the sick and twisted lies against me. GAME OVER."Charlie Sheen is suing the National Enquirer for an article it published claiming he raped a then 13-year-old Corey Haim.

According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Sheen says the Enquirer article that ran on Nov. 8 claimed Sheen sodomized Haim while they were filming the movie "Lucas" back in the 1980s. Sheen was 19 at the time.

The article claimed Charlie and Corey smoked pot and had anal sex. The article blames Sheen for putting Haim on a path of drug abuse, which sent him to an early grave.

Charlie has publicly denied the story, and in the lawsuit he points out Corey's own mother has also denied it.

Charlie says Enquirer exec Dylan Howard has a vendetta against him. Charlie believes Howard is pissed because his publication didn't break the story that Charlie has HIV.

He's suing Howard, the National Enquirer and actor Dominick Brascia for defamation and false light. Brascia was quoted in the article, saying Haim told him about the alleged rape.

Hugh Jackman You Trippin', Zac But ... Show Must Go On!!!

12/8/2017 1:00 PM PST

Hugh Jackman laughed his ass off -- and wanted everyone to join in -- when he witnessed Zac Efron falling off a tricycle and tasting asphalt.

Hugh and Zac threw on their circus garb Friday in Midtown Manhattan to film a circus musical for James Corden's late night show. They were promoting "The Greatest Showman" and their co-star Zendaya got in on the action too ... and also busted an LOL at Zac.

We're guessing Zac's caption on this photo gallery would be ... The crap I gotta do to sell a movie.

Just a guess. 

Bryan Singer Talks Firing From 'Bohemian Rhapsody' And Fate of Kevin Spacey

12/8/2017 1:00 AM PST
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Bryan Singer was shockingly candid and patient with our photog, who asked him a wide range of questions, from sexual assault allegations, to getting fired from "Bohemian Rhapsody" to allegations involving an actor he made famous -- Kevin Spacey.

We got Singer Thursday coming out of Mel's Drive-In in WeHo and started the conversation by asking about getting 86'd from the flick about Freddie Mercury and Queen. He says at first the firing had nothing to do with the various sexual assault allegations. He says he never got a straight answer from the studio, but a few minutes later certainly suggests the firing was connected to the allegations, saying the studio wouldn't offer a public explanation because "the reason would be, in my opinion, inaccurate and embarrassing."

As for Kevin Spacey, he says actor Gabriel Byrne is just dead wrong when he says "The Usual Suspects" was shut down for a time because of Spacey's behavior. But, when our photog asked if he'd work with Spacey again, Singer said it was a "loaded question."

Finally, Singer says a lawsuit against the studio that just fired him is an option he's considering. 

'Last Jedi' Director Rian Johnson Carrie Fisher's Dog Honored in Flick He's Fam!!!

12/8/2017 7:17 AM PST
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Carrie Fisher's dog was such an adorable companion on the set of 'Last Jedi' it was only a matter of time until the 'Star Wars' flick paid homage to him.

'Last Jedi' director Rian Johnson was at LAX Thursday and he tells our guy exactly why Gary the Dog inspired a character in the highly-anticipated movie. It's easy to see how Gary's likeness charmed his way onto the big screen ... he had us herehere and here.

Rian swears he's told no one about the plot points ... but Ram Bergman confesses he spilled the beans here and there.

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