Darwin Vela -- the man who "disappeared" last week after evidence surfaced that a Charlie Sheen sex tape was stolen -- was mum last night on his way out of jail after being booked for burglarizing the house of Nic Cage's baby mama.
TMZ broke the story ... Vela, his girlfriend, Kelly McLaren (below), were not interested in talking about a Charlie Sheen sex tape that may have been on one of the computers. As we reported, Vela, McLaren and Ricardo Orozco (who is currently on trial for the burglary), paid a visit to Charlie's lawyer's office to get a price tag for the tape.
So far ... no Charlie sex tape has surfaced.
I Never Made a Dime Off My Sex Tape
11/25/2013 5:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Paris Hilton never made ONE CENT off of her sex tape -- which has produced untold millions in profits ... at least that's her story.
It's a shocking statement ... given that "1 Night in Paris" has grossed tens of millions of dollars.
TMZ knows ... Paris signed off on the skin flick in 2004, but sources connected with Hilton tell us ... she claims she gave all the profits to her co-star, Rick Salomon. We know in the first year alone, Salomon reported to the IRS that he made $10 mil, and that was almost all sex tape $$$.
So the question ... why would Paris sign off on the tape if she didn't want to cash in? We can't answer that question.
So we gotta ask:
'Kidnap Victim' ARRESTED
11/25/2013 3:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The man who mysteriously disappeared last week just before he was supposed to testify in a burglary case that may involve a Charlie Sheen sex tape has just been arrested himself for the burglary ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.
Darwin Vela and his girlfriend, Kelly McLaren, are currently in custody ... charged with breaking into the home of Nic Cage's baby mama, Christina Fulton and stealing 4 computers and other stuff.
Ricardo Orozco, Fulton's handyman, is currently facing trial for the same burglary. Vela was supposed to testify last week at his preliminary hearing, but a day before he was walking his dog and vanished.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... they don't believe anyone attacked or kidnapped Vela -- they think he just made himself scarce so he didn't have to testify. Our sources say they believe all 3 of them committed the crime.
As we reported ... Vela and Orozco, along with McLaren, went to one of Charlie's reps and asked what the actor would pay to get his sex tape back. The tape was never produced.
I'm a Charitable Rock Star From Mars
11/24/2013 1:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Charlie Sheen may be at the center of a sex tape/kidnapping scandal but it obviously hasn't turned him into a Grinch this holiday season ... 'cause TMZ has learned the actor dropped a ton of dough to help out the Philippines.
Sources close to the Warlock tell us Sheen donated $25k this week to the PREDA Foundation -- an org. working to help those affected by the typhoon in the Philippines.
We're told the money is being used to locate children lost in the typhoon ... as well as food for shelters.
The org. is also dedicated to protecting children from sex trafficking.
As you may recall ... Charlie dropped $10k on the fight to end epilepsy earlier this month as well.
Gotta give the guy credit.
Get Your Hands Off My Porn!
11/24/2013 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Paris Hilton is going after a Slovenian porn site that's illegally profiting off her good name and legendary sex tape.
The website -- ParisHiltonPornVideos.com -- features clips (yes, with a p) of "1 Night in Paris" ... in order to attract pervs and drive traffic.
Paris has now taken legal action trying to shut the website down. She also wants the domain name transferred to her ... because if anyone's gonna make money off of Paris' naked body it will be her ... and Rick Salomon.
In case you're wondering how to sue a Slovenian porn site ... you can't go to "The People's Court." You have to file with the World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center.
Sex Tape Witness -- FOUND After KIDNAPPING
11/22/2013 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The man who disappeared in the case that involves a Charlie Sheen sex tape has been found ... and law enforcement sources tell us, he told cops he was KIDNAPPED. And, we've learned the LAPD has launched a criminal investigation into the kidnapping allegations.
Darwin Vela was located at 2 PM PT today, after vanishing Tuesday as he took his dog for a walk in South L.A. We're told Vela flagged down someone on the street and that person called 911.
As we first reported ... Vela and another man, Ricardo Orozco, went to Sheen's reps a while back and said they had a Charlie Sheen sex tape and wanted to know how much the tape would be worth -- i.e., extortion.
Orozco was arrested for allegedly stealing computers owned by Nic Cage's baby mama and law enforcement sources say they believe one of the computers contained the sex tape. Orozco was arrested and charged with burglary.
Vela was scheduled to testify in Orozco's preliminary hearing Thursday but on Tuesday, he left his house to walk his Chocolate Lab and a short time later the dog came back with human blood on its leash and was freaked out.
We do not know if Vela was injured. One law enforcement source says there were injuries but we can't be more specific. Cops are about to interview him.
Story developing ...
Sex Tape Linked to Missing Witness
11/22/2013 9:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A man who was supposed to be a key witness in a major burglary case is missing ... and sources tell TMZ there's a direct link to a Charlie Sheen sex tape that was being secretly shopped.
As TMZ reported ... Ricardo Orozco is currently on trial for allegedly breaking into the home of Christina Fulton -- Nic Cage's baby mama -- and stealing computers and boxes of memorabilia, allegedly including nude photos of Nic Cage.
During the preliminary hearing Thursday, a detective testified that one of the items taken was a Charlie Sheen video that we're told was on one of the stolen computers. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... it's a sex tape.
Now here's the link between the sex tape and the missing man. We're told Darwin Vela -- the missing man -- along with Orozco, recently went to meet with Charlie's people, claiming they had a sex tape starring Charlie and wanted to sell it, but Vela and his people never produced the tape.
Vela is a key witness in the Ricardo Orozco burglary case and was supposed to testify in the preliminary hearing as early as today.
Now get this. On Tuesday, Vela took his dog Cocoa for a walk, and the Chocolate Lab returned home without him with human blood on its leash, trembling and whimpering. Vela has not been seen since.
And, TMZ was doing some digging yesterday, and we spoke with several men who have never proven to be fearful in the past but literally were shaking in their boots when we talked to them about Orozco and the burglary.
Nic Cage Nude Photo Case
Cop Says There's A Charlie Sheen Sex Tape Connection
11/22/2013 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The handyman who allegedly stole nude photos of Nic Cage may have also pilfered a Charlie Sheen sex tape ... this according to a cop investigating the burglary.
The handyman, Ricardo Orozco is being tried for felony burglary. He's pled not guilty.
During the preliminary hearing Thursday, an LAPD detective testified there was a meeting between Charlie's people and Orozco about a tape that was allegedly stolen. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Orozco said it was a sex tape starring Charlie that was on a computer.
During the hearing, the prosecutor said there was a possible link between several computers that Orozco allegedly stole and the Charlie tape.
As we previously reported ... law enforcement sources say Orozco allegedly broke into the house of Christina Fulton -- Nic's baby mama -- and stole four computers ... along with the dirty Cage pics.
Nic's rep told us no one has nude photos of Nic.
As for the alleged Charlie sex tape ... Orozco has not produced it and cops haven't located the computers.
Pippi Longstocking Porn
Movie Studio Cracks Down
Stop Using 14-Year-Old to Promote Sex Tape
11/4/2013 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Images of a 14-year-old Pippi Longstocking have no business on a Pippi Longstocking sex tape website ... and now a major Hollywood movie studio is gearing up for war, TMZ has learned.
We know ... Columbia Pictures, the studio behind "The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking," learned that multiple websites associated with the Tami Erin sex tape are using images from the 1988 movie to promote the XXX footage.
Obviously, that ain't sitting well with Columbia ... so lawyers stepped in and fired off an email, warning the websites to take down shots of the freckle-faced red head girl immediately, or face a big, fat lawsuit.
The sites complied for the most part -- removing images of the DVD as well as links to purchase it -- but it still includes many Pippi references, as well as a screenshot from the original movie (in which Tami is 14).
We've learned ... one of the XXX sites responded by adding a disclaimer on the home page, saying the sex tape is not sponsored, endorsed by or affiliated with the studio.
So far, it's unclear how Columbia feels about the compromise.
FYI, you won't believe how popular the Pippi porno websites are -- we're told they both average over 200k views per day. Curiously, the biggest chunk of traffic comes from Sweden.
Bork, bork, bork!
Keep Your Millions
I'm Not Showing My Hoo-Ha
10/31/2013 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tori Spelling knows she could easily make a quick million or more by releasing her sex tape ... but TMZ has learned she has plans to do that ... NEVER.
Sources close to Tori tell us ... what happens in the bedroom stays in the bedroom ... and she's flat out rejecting Vivid honcho Steve Hirsch's offer to take a look at a bone-n-groan vid she claims to have made with her husband Dean back in 2009.
The exact quote: "She would never entertain an offer like that ... ever!"
We first reported ... Hirsch wrote a letter saying he's prepared to make a "substantial offer" for the video ... but wants to see it first to make sure it actually exists.
Fact is ... almost no one knew it existed ... until Tori decided to write about it in her new book.
Stay tuned ... just in case.
Porn King Gunning for Sex Tape
It Could Be Worth Millions
10/31/2013 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
If Farrah Abraham's sex tape was huge, Tori Spelling's could be titanic -- at least according to Vivid President Steve Hirsch, who's already prepared to offer big money to acquire the footage that Tori claims exists.
Hirsch just fired off a letter to Spelling, saying Vivid would like to make a "substantial offer" on the tape, presuming it's actually real (possibly in the millions).
Hirsch writes, "This is a serious offer for a real tape and it could yield significant returns to help you through your difficult financial situation." But first, Hirsch wants to see a clip of the tape to verify its authenticity.
Spelling recently revealed in her new book that she recorded a sex tape with her husband Dean McDermott on Valentine's Day 2009, and one of Dean's "friends" later claimed to have copied the file from Dean's comp.
Spelling says her lawyer quickly went on the attack and they didn't hear from the man again, but now the cat's out of the bag ... and Hirsch is pouncing on the opportunity.
It's unclear if Tori plans to take Hirsch up on his offer, but she might want to consider it -- Tori has also recently said that she and Dean are having money problems.
For what it's worth, Farrah Abraham earned in the "high six figures" for her tape ... nearly $1 million ... so Tori would probably get even more.
Swapping Spit with
Tiger Woods' Mistress
10/29/2013 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
If she was shy before, she sure as hell ain't now -- Tami Erin (who starred in the 1988 Pippi Longstocking movie) has gone full-on Vegas stripper after her sex tape hit the market ... and she's even making out with one of Tiger Woods' ex-mistresses.
The pics were snapped at a Halloween party she hosted over the weekend at Larry Flynt's Hustler Club -- surprise -- and the ex-mistress on the receiving end of her smooches is porn star Joslyn James ... aka Tiger mistress #11.
We're told Tami wasn't originally supposed to strip -- she was just hired to host the party -- but when she took the stage to thank the crowd ... she got into the stripping mood real quick ... people even tipped her. (No lap dances though.)
It's pretty funny, considering Tami was so coy about her sex tape in the beginning. You'll recall she initially tried to block the release of the tape (or so she claims) but then changed her mind ... big time, apparently.
Rips Radio Host On The Air
'He's A F**king A**hole'
10/10/2013 8:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Paris Hilton went ballistic after a radio interview this morning ... launching into an expletive-filled rant against the DJ who had just interviewed her ... calling him a "f**king a**hole" ... without realizing she was STILL ON THE AIR.
Paris was on the phone with a morning team in Raleigh-Durham -- Bob and the Showgram -- and midway through the interview ... host Bob Dumas dropped the bomb: do you wish you had never made that sex tape?
Paris was annoyed ... but kept her cool ... blaming it on her XXX co-star Rick Salomon ... and calling him "a very sick man."
But Paris couldn't get off the phone fast enough ... and when she mistakenly thinks she's hung up and is off the air ... she goes off on the radio guy ... who's listening to the whole tirade.
Ya gotta hear his response ... it's pretty funny.