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Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

Selling New Orleans Mansion

Big Easy Future Unclear

5/6/2015 10:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0506-brad-angelina-house-sell-NOLA-LATTER-AND-BLUM-01Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are selling the New Orleans mansion they bought after Hurricane Katrina ... and it's unclear if they'll stay in the Big Easy.

You'll recall ... after the 2005 disaster leveled part of New Orleans, Brad and Angelina came to town and became extremely active in rebuilding the community. They bought the mansion a year later for $3.5 million and said they would remain embedded in the community.

Brad and Angelina were true to their words and spent a substantial amount of time in the city with their family.  

But now they're moving on, selling the 5 bedroom, 3.2 bathroom home in the French Quarter. We're told the house has Brad Pitt's touch ... which is awesome, because he's an architectural aficionado who has masterfully restored a number of notable estates.

Real estate sources tell TMZ, Brad and Angelina have listed the home at $6.5 million. 

For obvious reasons, prospective buyers are not allowed to take pictures of the interior.

As for their next move, Brad and Angelina's reps would not say if they plan on buying another home in New Orleans.


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Zac Efron

My Butt Isn't For

Your Viewing Pleasure

5/6/2015 12:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Zac Efron ButtZac Efron is showing plenty of skin for his new movie -- we've seen the photos -- but there is one body part he's not willing to put on camera ... his butt.

Zac continued filming "Dirty Grandpa" down in Georgia, and it looks like there's a naked motorcycle scene -- but for some reason Zac's a little ass-shy. A butt-double was photographed stepping in for Efron.

Based on pics ... you'd think Zac would be happy to flaunt his cheeks, but instead it was the double's butt in the spotlight.

Real bummer -- but at least now you'll know when the flick comes out.

Ellen Albertini Dow

'Wedding Singer' Rapping Granny

Dies at 101

5/5/2015 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0505-ellen-albertini-dow-getty-01Ellen Albertini Dow -- who famously performed "Rapper's Delight" in the Adam Sandler movie "The Wedding Singer" passed away Monday. She was 101. 

Dow's longtime agent confirmed her passing to Deadline.

She most recently appeared on "Family Guy" ... and "New Girl" in 2013 -- when she was 99! Ellen's other famous TV roles were on "Seinfeld," "My Name Is Earl," "Scrubs," "Six Feet Under" and "The Golden Girls."

She also played Grandma Cleary in "Wedding Crashers" and was Tom Green's grandmother in "Road Trip."

Her version of "Rapper's Delight" was on the "The Wedding Singer" soundtrack ... which made Billboard's top 5.

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'Django Unchained' Actress

Ordered to Apologize to Cop

She Accused of Racism

5/4/2015 2:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The "Django Unchained" actress who was handcuffed after allegedly having sex with her boyfriend in a car has copped a plea ... and part of the deal is apologizing to the officer she accused of racism.

Daniele Watts pled no contest to disturbing the peace and in return the lewd conduct charge was dismissed.

Watts and her boyfriend were in a car outside the CBS Studios in the San Fernando Valley last September when people in a nearby office building called cops to complain they were having sex in the car.

When LAPD Sgt. Jim Parker asked Watts for her ID.... she claimed she was targeted because she's an African American with a white boyfriend and went public with her outrage. When she refused to cooperate she was handcuffed.

But TMZ obtained an audiotape of the encounter, and you hear Watts play the race card and the "I'm an actress" card almost from the get-go.  

Watts and her boyfriend must each do 40 hours community service and write apology letters to Sgt. Parker and two other officers.

It's vindication for Sgt. Parker, who was angry when Watts made her initial racism claims.

Chris Martin & Gwyneth Paltrow

Hold The Beef

We're Burger Buddies

5/4/2015 11:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Martin Gwyneth Paltrow TogetherChris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow are showing the world their divorce is 100% USDAmicable ... because they spent this past Sunday together chowing down on burgers.

The Coldplay front man and Iron Man's squeeze were snapped out in L.A. together for the first time since their April divorce.   

We'd say they buried the hatchet ... but they never had 'em out. 

#ConsciousUncoupling

Jake Gyllenhaal

DUDE CAN FIGHT

... Says World Champion Co-Star

5/3/2015 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Jake Gyllenhaal is no boxing fraud -- the guy can brawl for real ... this according to a real deal ex-kickboxing champ who worked with Jake on his new boxing flick. 

TMZ Sports spoke with David Buglione -- a former U.S.K.B.A World Welterweight Kickboxing Champ -- who worked closely with Jake as his stunt double in "Southpaw."

Long story short ... Buglione says Jake trained so hard for the role, he feels he made himself into a legit boxer.

"Without a doubt he could compete. The time he put into the role, the way he transformed his body. It was incredible."

"He started training 3-4 months before the thing even started. By the time we got into it he'd picked up angles, knew how to move and pivot, and sit on his punches."

Lesson? Don't judge a book by it's cover ... or Bubble Boy might just kick your ass.

N.W.A. Photog

Dear MTV, Express Yourself

WITHOUT Jacking My Photos

5/2/2015 12:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0501-nwa-viacom-wiki-01The guy who shot the most iconic image of N.W.A. says the same company keeps ripping off his classic work with the rap legends ... so now he's trying to take 'em down in court. 

In the docs, Howard Rosenberg says at least 3 of his shots popped up on MTV.com and BET.com -- which are both owned by Viacom. It's deja vu for Rosenberg ... who points out he also sued Viacom in 2011 for the same thing, and eventually settled.

Rosenberg says his N.W.A. pics are so valuable because they were shot in 1989 -- right before Ice Cube left the group. So he says they're rare shots of the whole lineup -- Cube, Dr. DreEazy-E, DJ Yella, and MC Ren.

Howard says he already fired off a warning letter to Viacom, which deleted the images from its websites ... but they still haven't paid him a dime.

He's now asking a judge to make the media giant cough up his cash and stop using his pics once and for all.

Tara Reid

I Dig Elizabeth Banks ...

No Clue Why She's Coming for My Neck

5/1/2015 1:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Elizabeth Banks Disses Tara ReidWe don't wanna bury the lead here, so we'll just say it -- Tara Reid is gonna keep things classy ... when it comes to responding to Elizabeth Banks' huge unprovoked swipe at her career.

If ya missed it ... the "Pitch Perfect 2" star told The Hollywood Reporter, "I used to go to auditions with Tara Reid. So, you know we didn't all make it. We're not all still here."

Mind you ... Banks was not asked about Tara at all -- so no one was more shocked about the pot shot than Tara. She tells TMZ, "I've always been a fan of her work and that’s sad to hear she said those things about me."

Banks did go on to say ... "But I do love 'Sharknado.'"

Her attempted backstroke isn't fooling Tara, but she's still sticking to the high road. Tara says if she ran into E. Banks today she would "smile and say, hi."

Well played, Tara. "Sharknado 3" ... coming this summer!

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Deontay Wilder

I Wanna Bang Nia Long

... On Camera!

5/1/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

He may be the heavyweight champion of the world, but Deontay Wilder still has goals -- telling TMZ Sports he wants to bang Nia Long ... in a sex scene for a Hollywood movie. 

See, Wilder has dreams of becoming an actor in addition to the whole boxing thing ... and clearly, he likes the idea of doing some romantic work with the star of "Love Jones," "The Best Man" and "Big Momma's House."

In fact, Wilder says he's had a HUUUGE crush on Long for years ... and in the clip, makes the ultimate pitch to be her leading man in the sack. 

You gotta watch the clip -- dude's HILARIOUS! 

Robert De Niro & Zac Efron

Meet the Pecs

4/30/2015 11:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Robert De Niro Zac Efron ShirtlessZac Efron apparently had an extra ticket to the gun show Wednesday afternoon ... and he took 71-year-old Robert De Niro along with him.

Zac might be a double-barreled shotgun, but De Niro's .45 caliber pistols are holding up just fine.

Megan Fox

She's a Real Doll

4/30/2015 10:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Megan Fox BlondeLooking like the love child of a young Jenna Jameson and a sex doll ... Megan Fox donned a blonde wig and a schoolgirl outfit while filming Wednesday for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2."

This April O'Neil gives us at least a half shell.  

'Zoolander 2'

Blue Steel Meets Justin Bieber

4/29/2015 7:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Justin Bieber Zoolander 2 PicAre we in for another walk-off?

"Zoolander 2" is shaping up to be the king of cameos ... as Ben Stiller just revealed Justin Bieber will make an appearance in the flick.

Bieber has hinted he might be appearing, writing, "Working on something big right now in Europe. To learn more follow me on Fahlo. He is so hot right now."

The photo kind of lets the cat out of the bag.

No word on what Biebs will do in the cameo ... maybe he's a graduate of "The Derek Zoolander Center For Kids Who Can't Read Good And Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too."

Pam Anderson, Rick Salomon

Divorce Settles

Pam Scores $1 Mil

4/29/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0428_pam_anderson_rick_salomon_TMZPam Anderson is a million dollars richer today, and Rick Salomon is a lot happier ... because we've learned they got divorced.

Pam and Rick were in a nuclear battle -- he filed for an annulment, and she filed for divorce. TMZ broke the story, Pam allegedly held Rick's dog Bumblebee hostage for a week, and then launched into a tirade that he was bad at sex ... which didn't jive with various text messages she sent him.

But now we've learned Rick paid Pam just north of $1 million in return for the divorce. But Rick got something as well. Pam was challenging his Nevada residency, claiming he was a California resident who was trying to dodge taxes on a $40 million poker win. Nevada doesn't have state taxes.  

Now that they're divorced, Pam isn't contesting Rick's residency, so she's off his back.

And Bumblebee is back with him, so happy endings.

update_graphic_red_bar8:55 AM PST -- TMZ has received a joint statement from Pam and Rick ... “Public divorces can be harsh and cruel - we apologize to our families and friends for any hurt and embarrassment we have caused-we have come to an amicable agreement and are moving on. There are private and personal family sensitivities to consider and we retract any hurtful comments made in haste and distaste. We wish each other and our families well.”update_grey_gray_bar

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