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Dennis Hof NV to Run Want Ad for Replacement After Posthumous Victory

11/7/2018 10:31 AM PST

Dennis Hof, unfortunately, won't be able to serve the people of Nevada -- 'cause he's dead and all -- so the Silver State's running good old-fashioned want ads to find a replacement ... TMZ has learned.

A Nye County spokesperson tells us officials there plan to advertise the vacancy on their site, and in local newspapers. Nye is one of 3 counties that make up Nevada's 36th district, which Dennis would've repped if he was alive. Lincoln and Clark counties are the others.

We're told potential candidates will have until the end of November to submit applications, and then members of the Board of County Commissioners in the 3 counties will get together and pick whomever they deem fit. There are some requirements, though.

The replacement for the late brothel owner -- who was posthumously elected Tuesday night -- must be Republican, and must live within the district.

While all 3 counties get a say in who ends up being picked, we're told Nye County will get slightly more votes because it has more residents. We're told board members will likely meet in the first week of December to make their official pick.

Dennis was found dead last month at his Love Ranch in Crystal, NV. He was 72.

Dennis Hof Dead Brothel Honcho Wins Nevada Election

11/6/2018 11:10 PM PST
Breaking News

Voters in Nevada just elected a dead pimp to the State Assembly, sort of ... voting in Dennis Hof only 3 weeks after the famous brothel owner died at one his whorehouses. 

Dennis was still on the ballot as a Republican candidate for the Nevada state legislature, despite being found dead Oct. 16 at his famed Love Ranch in Crystal, Nevada ... and he beat out Democratic opponent Lesia Romanov in a landslide.

Polling places posted signs alerting voters to Hof's death, but that didn't stop them from voting for the man who made a living running sex ranches

During his campaign, Dennis nicknamed himself the "Trump from Pahrump," in reference to the town where he lived in Nevada ... and he got over 60 percent of the vote in the heavily Republican district he was favored to win.

Because a dead man won the election, the seat is still considered vacant and will be filled by the county commissioners, who will select a fellow Republican who resides in the district to serve Dennis' 2-year term. 

What a country!

Ron Jeremy Signs Boobs After Giving Eulogy ... At Dennis Hof's Memorial

11/4/2018 11:06 AM PST

Ron Jeremy got right back to his usual shtick after giving a speech memorializing his late pal and Bunny Ranch owner, Dennis Hof ... signing cleavage and cheesin' with fans.

The legendary porn star gave a eulogy Saturday at the Casino Fandango in Carson City, NV, where Hof's memorial service was held, and a bunch of his friends paid tribute to the recently deceased Hof ... who was found dead at his home earlier this year.

Ron was one of the keynote speakers ... and, at one point, he entertained the crowd with a story about Dennis' HBO-produced show, 'Cathouse,' telling them how successful it was and how Dennis kinda pissed off execs with a clever slogan using their 3 letters.

Afterward, eyewitnesses tell us Ron was getting approached left and right by folks who wanted pics and autographs -- some of whom asked for it ink to skin, like this lady here.

Ron's ran into some legal issues lately with his public appearances after some people claim he's gotten way too handsy ... but this meet-and-greet looks completely consensual. 

Dennis would be ... proud? Sure, let's go with that.

Harvey Weinstein Woman Alleges 2002 Sexual Assault ... When She Was 16

10/31/2018 4:02 PM PDT
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Harvey Weinstein allegedly forced a then-16-year-old actress to grope him in his hotel room in exchange for movie roles ... according to a class action lawsuit.

The woman is filing as a Jane Doe and says she met Weinstein for a business lunch in 2002 when she was a teen model trying to break into acting. Instead of lunch, she claims he took her back to his SoHo apartment and told her he'd made Gwyneth Paltrow and Penelope Cruz stars ... and he'd do the same for her IF she let him have his way.

In the lawsuit -- first reported by the NY Post -- she says Weinstein pulled down his pants, grabbed her hand and forced her to massage his penis. She was eventually able to flee the room, according to the suit. 

She claims he eventually gave her a role as an extra in 2004's "Nanny Diaries," and they stayed in touch to discuss business opportunities. For instance, she claims they had a 2008 meeting in his office, where he again took out his penis ... this time at the sight of Christina Aguilera on a TV.

The woman says Weinstein vowed she would never get work in showbiz because she rejected his advances -- something that threw her into depression and worsened her anorexia.

Doe has joined the class action suit filed last December against Weinstein for an alleged conspiracy to cover up his numerous acts of sexual misconduct.

Weinstein's attorney, Ben Brafman, tells TMZ, "This claim is preposterous. Like so many other women in this case who have already been exposed as liars, this latest completely uncorroborated allegation that is almost 20 years old will also be shown to be patently false."

Sylvester Stallone D.A. Rejects 1990 Rape Case

10/30/2018 2:28 PM PDT

Sylvester Stallone will not be charged for allegedly raping a woman nearly 30 years ago ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... a woman filed a police report for rape back in December, claiming two sexual assaults in 1987 and 1990. Stallone believed the woman filed a false police report, and vigorously denied the allegation.

The L.A. County District Attorney's Office made the decision Tuesday not to charge Sly for the alleged attack ... citing insufficient evidence because none of the witnesses corroborated the woman's allegations. Sources connected with the case tell TMZ 2 witnesses contradicted the woman's story.

The statute of limitations had also expired. 

Despite the statute of limitations having run out a long time ago, the Santa Monica Police Department still investigated. Stallone fired back at his accuser ... filing a police report claiming she committed the crime of lying on an official document.

Case closed. 

Harvey Weinstein D.A. Says He Has Some Tricks Up His Sleeve ... Despite Witness Tampering

10/29/2018 1:00 AM PDT

The Manhattan D.A. prosecuting Harvey Weinstein says he's got something up his sleeve ... doubling down the criminal case will move forward despite some major setbacks.

Cyrus Vance Jr. told our producer at an event Thursday night in NYC  ... he's confident the remaining counts against Weinstein will stick ... this after Vance agreed to dismiss one of the sexual assault counts after learning lead detective, Nicholas DiGaudio, allegedly engaged in witness tampering.

Check out the audio ... Vance won't take a stand with our producer on whether or not the detective's actions were criminal. Our producer persisted and said the detective was involved in all of the counts against Weinstein, so it stands to reason the entire case may be tainted.

Vance shot back, not so fast ...

Megyn Kelly Character in Ailes Movie Won't Be Rewritten ... In Wake of NBC Firing

10/26/2018 1:00 AM PDT

Megyn Kelly's spectacular fall at NBC will NOT affect the movie about Roger Ailes that features her ... because we're told her character as written is "very flawed" and consistent with what people know.

Sources connected with the production tell TMZ, Megyn's character, played by Charlize Theron, will not be rewritten in the wake of her racially insensitive comment that ultimately did her in at the Peacock network.

We've spoken with people who have read the script and they say Megyn is not portrayed as a hero in the story of FNC honcho Roger Ailes and a pattern of sexual harassment that went on for years. 

We're told the script for the movie -- with the working title, "Fair and Balanced," showcases Megyn as "ambitious, hard-working and not highly intelligent."  It's unclear from the script if her character is self-serving or righteous. 

Kelly has said, during her tenure at FNC, Ailes tried to physically grab her and make out with her. She has said Ailes made lewd jokes and sexually suggestive comments to her. She says after repeatedly rebuffing his overtures, he asked her when her contract was up. Kelly never gave in and kept her job.

We're told Kelly's character does not come off as "an Erin Brockovich." She doesn't come off as a hero or, as one person who read the script said, "It's not like you say, 'Oh my God I love that girl!'"

As it was put to us, "You don't feel like, 'I hope she prevails. It's more like, 'What happened to her is really f***** up."

Michigan Gymnastics Coach Arrested For Banging Gymnast ... In Public

10/24/2018 11:15 AM PDT
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An assistant coach for the University of Michigan gymnastics team was arrested earlier this month for having sex in public after officials say he nailed an 18-year-old member of the UM team in a car. 

The asst. coach is 39-year-old Scott Vetere -- a former stud gymnast back in the day who was the 2000 BIG 10 Gymnast of the Year. 

Officials say Vetere and a female gymnast were doing floor exercises in a car in the parking lot of an Ann Arbor apartment building on Oct. 8 ... when they were spotted by police and arrested for performing an indecent act in public. 

The female gymnast was also arrested. Both parties are due back in court next month. 

A rep for the University of Michigan confirmed Vetere was "immediately suspended" when the school learned of his arrest. 

He later resigned from his position and no longer works for the University.

Story developing ... 

Pro Skateboarder Neal Hendrix Accused of Sexually Assaulting 14-Year-Old ... Cops Investigating

10/24/2018 7:19 AM PDT
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Former pro skateboarder Neal Hendrix has been accused of sexually assaulting a much younger female pro skater when she was just 14 years old .... and now cops are investigating.

25-year-old Julie Lynn Kindstrand Nelson -- known professionally as Julz Lynn -- went public with the accusations on Tuesday ... saying Hendrix "used his position of influence to pursue his own sexual ambitions, which included luring me to have sex with him" ... beginning when he was in his early 30s.

Julz told espnW ... Hendrix first met her at a skate park in 2006 and convinced her to come to his apartment for "sex lessons." She also claims Hendrix masturbated in front of her and took naked videos of her while she was underage. 

Julz has reached out to the Costa Mesa Police Department in CA -- and has also called for other possible victims of Hendrix to come forward. 

She's also pointing the finger at skate officials -- saying the International Olympic Committee and USOC "never cared to pay any attention or look into illegal inappropriate interactions with many underage athletes."

Julz says her experience with Hendrix took her innocence and destroyed her career ... and now she's "in the process of getting my life back together."

Hendrix -- now 45 -- won five X Games medals during his career ... and has been a TV commentator for big events like Dew Tour and X Games. He's also on the USA Skateboarding executive committee. 

So far, Hendrix has declined to comment on the allegations. 

Colton Underwood Macking Down In My Hometown

10/24/2018 12:30 AM PDT

Say this for famed virgin Colton Underwood, America's next 'Bachelor' knows his way around first base ... just look at his mile-high make out! 

We've obtained footage of Colton and one of his suitors on a super cute one-on-one date Monday at the Denver Milk Market ... which is really interesting because they're in Colton's hometown.  

Check out the clip ... Colton and his date have great chemistry ... holding hands, flirting and kissing as they shop for pasta, salmon and wine. They were also spotted playing corn hole. Take notes, fellas. Pretty solid date. 

It's the first time we've seen Colton in public since the start of filming ... and it looks like he's taking a page from Rachel Lindsay's book.

The mystery girl is one of the lucky ones ... she's clearly made it deep into the season. 

Colton's family lives just outside of Denver ... so we're guessing he might be bringing this one home. Gotta run it by the parents before potentially losing your v-card, right?!? 

Sarah Silverman Louis C.K. Pulled Masturbating Move on Me ... I Gave Him Consent

10/22/2018 10:03 AM PDT
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Louis C.K. whipped out his junk in front of Sarah Silverman, and masturbated in front of her -- but she was totally cool with it ... most of the time.

Yeah, we just said that. Sarah made the pretty startling reveal Monday on the 'Howard Stern Show' ... telling Howard about her early days in comedy with Louis. She says he asked if he could masturbate, and she told him, "F**k yeah, I want to see that!"

Sarah said there were times she told him no, and he would comply. She added they'd also go streaking together while "letting our freak flags fly."

She made a very important distinction, though, between herself and the women who accused him of sexual misconduct. Sarah says she and Louis were peers, on the same level as they were getting their starts -- unlike his accusers, over whom he had power in the biz.

We got Louis a couple weeks ago in NYC, and he's definitely in better spirits these days.

Sarah says she's fine with him making a comeback, as long as he addresses the allegations onstage ... and maybe she's made that point to him. He had a gig outside Boston over the weekend, and made a quick reference to having had a bad year.

'Cat Daddy' Rapper Please Don't Bust Me ... That Chick's Gonna Have Sex with Me!!!

10/21/2018 1:00 AM PDT

One of the guys behind the "Cat Daddy" dance craze got busted in L.A. -- but, the ONLY thing on his mind at the time of his arrest was getting some action from a chick he'd just met ... at 2 AM.

TMZ obtained this video of Jovan "Pee Wee" Clayton -- formerly a member of The Rej3ctz -- getting arrested early Thursday morning by bounty hunters. They told him they were hauling him in for an outstanding domestic battery warrant, but you gotta see the vid.

Pee Wee couldn't care less about the charge, he was laser-focused on Lima, the woman he met on Instagram but had finally just met in person ... right before the bounty hunters took him down.

When they told him they found 3 boxes of condoms in her truck, he fired back ... "I know!!! I was about to f**k the s**t outta her!" His tone changed drastically when they told him she also had a particular sex toy. Just watch.

Bad news for Pee Wee -- law enforcement sources tell us his dream girl, Lima, was actually the confidential informant who dropped the dime on him.

LAPD booked him for felony domestic abuse, and his bail was set at $100k. 

On a positive note -- Pee Wee's cellmates can all bone up on their "Cat Daddy."

T.I.'s Melania Video Look-alike Stripper Getting Death Threats

10/21/2018 12:40 AM PDT

The woman playing the role of Melania Trump and T.I.'s personal lap dancer in the rapper's salacious video has no regrets taking the gig, despite getting a bunch of death threats. 

Melanie Marden tells TMZ ... her life has been threatened on a daily basis. She can't believe people are so riled up they're going after an actress just trying to make a living.

And, speaking of people with time on their hands, Melanie takes aim at the First Lady's reps for taking the rap vid waaaay too seriously.  

The actress thinks everyone needs to chill and focus on real problems, like finding a cure for cancer. 

Melanie's not backing down from portraying the First Lady in an extremely sexual light, but she concedes the video could have been presented in a better way. 

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