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Ben Stein Sexual Assault Hearing for Kavanaugh is a ... 'F***ing Disgrace'

9/18/2018 2:13 PM PDT

Ben Stein thinks it's total BS Brett Kavanaugh has to go through a Senate hearing over something that allegedly happened when he was in high school -- even if it's true ... and he passionately believes it's not.

We got the 'Ferris Bueller' actor at LAX Tuesday, and our cameraman went head-to-head with him over the allegations made against the Supreme Court Justice nominee by Christine Blasey Ford ... that he sexually assaulted her at a party 36 years ago.

Stein calls it a "f***ing disgrace" and says he's not buying Ford's story ... and questions her motives. When our photog Charlie pushes back, saying it's important to hear them both out to get to the bottom of things ... Stein begs to differ.

It's interesting -- Stein clearly supports Kavanaugh and thinks the claims against him are lies, but when Charlie asks what if it can be proven they're factual ... Stein seems to say it still shouldn't matter.

As for whether or not Kavanaugh will be confirmed for SCOTUS -- Ben's got a prediction ... and another about Roe v. Wade.

McDonald's Employees Stage Massive Walkout ... Over Sexual Harassment

9/18/2018 10:43 AM PDT
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Scores of female McDonald's employees are staging a #MeToo walkout across 10 major cities ...  protesting the company's alleged mishandling of sexual harassment complaints.

The strike is slated to begin during the lunch rush in major cities, including L.A., Miami, New Orleans, San Francisco and Chicago. The walkout won't go down at all McDees, only some. It's the first-ever nationwide walkout in protest of sexual harassment.

McDonald's employees are protesting what they say is widespread sexual harassment by coworkers or superiors ... alleging they groped or propositioned them for sex. The employees -- in conjunction with an advocacy group fighting for a minimum wage of $15 per hour -- say they were either retaliated against or fired after reporting the alleged incidents to supervisors.

The employees are demanding, among other things, mandatory sexual harassment training for managers and a better enforcement of its "zero-tolerance" sexual harassment policy. 

Another advocacy group also plans to fly a plane over McDonald's corporate headquarters in Chicago with a banner that'll read, "McDonald's: Stop Sexual Harassment."

We reached out to McDonald's and a rep tells TMZ ... "We have strong policies, procedures and training in place specifically designed to prevent sexual harassment. To ensure we are doing all that can be done, we have engaged experts in the areas of prevention and response including, RAINN, to evolve our policies so everyone who works at McDonald’s does so in a secure environment every day."

Webbie Shame on Me? Nah, Shame on My Kids!!! It's Open Door Policy Now

9/17/2018 1:43 PM PDT

Webbie has no regrets about publicly shaming his teenage sons on the Internet after catching them in bed with a girl -- and he says their punishment fits the crime.

The Louisiana MC was on "TMZ Live" Monday to explain what led up to his live streaming his harsh verbal spanking on his 2 sons, their guy friend and a girl. Webbie described the scene he walked in on around 4 AM -- all 4 teens in bed together.

Webbie says his kids' buddy tried booking it at one point and was ready to leave the girl behind. It appears he got all the kids back in the house though, and eventually got a hold of their parents.

He also tells us about the first wave of discipline he's rolled out for his boys -- and apparently, there's more to come. Like they said in 'Next Friday' ... no more locked doors!

No more doors at all, actually.

Dr. Jenn Mann Virgin 'Bachelor' No Biggie ... He's Used to Hotties Lining Up

9/14/2018 2:25 PM PDT

Colton Underwood putting his virginity up for grabs on "The Bachelor" will be just another day at the office for him ... according to Dr. Jenn Mann.

We got the "Couples Therapy" doc Thursday night at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, and she compared Colton's situation to throwing meat at a hungry wolf -- after all, he's a 26-year-old virgin who will have dozens of women fighting for him. 

But, Jenn says it's nothing new for him. Remember, Colton's a former NFL player who's had plenty of hot chicks around him. She also addressed whether it's a smart move for him to punch his V-card on a reality show.

One more thing ... we already knew Jenn is smart as hell, but watch this clip. When she said, "the men that go on ['The Bachelor'] are not exactly mieskeits" -- it was time for a serious Google search.

Rough translation: Colton's not fugly. 

'Bachelor' Bob Guiney to Colton Don't Bang Before Fantasy Suites ... Fans Will Turn on You!!!

9/14/2018 12:40 AM PDT

Colton Underwood would be wise to keep it in his pants until he's down to 3 women on his season of "The Bachelor" ... so says one of the most promiscuous bachelors ever.

We talked to Season 4's 'Bachelor' Bob Guiney -- who slept with "five and a half women," according to an EP on the show -- and he says Colton should probably stay the virgin course until the fantasy suites, unless he's ready to have 'Bachelor' nation turn on him quick.

Bob's got a point -- it probably wouldn't play well with audiences if Colton started hooking up with ladies left and right after touting his virginity in such a public manner. If he stays true until the penultimate episode, Bob's sure ratings will skyrocket.

As for who should get cast to contend for Colton's heart, Bob thinks it wouldn't be a bad idea to have some late bloomers on there -- even though those folks won't have an automatic advantage.

He also suggests the pendulum could swing the other way with people like ... well, you gotta hear who his surprise guest of the year would be for yourself.

Colton Underwood I'm Down for Losin' My V-Card ... On 'The Bachelor'

9/13/2018 12:45 AM PDT

Virgin Colton Underwood's down to get down in the fantasy suite with all 3 finalists on "The Bachelor" ... should he reach that tipping point.

Sources close to Colton tell TMZ ... the possibility of him losing his virginity on the show is very likely, and he'll be willing to pull the trigger if he feels one of the finalists is THE ONE. Thing is ... Colton will have a shot at banging as many as 3 finalists ... if they accept his invitation to the fantasy suite and consent.

As you know ... Colton -- a former tight end who spent time on practice squads with the Chargers, Raiders, and Eagles -- became famous after dropping the virgin bombshell on Becca Kufrin's season. He's previously said he was too busy with football to do the deed. It's not a religious or waiting-for-marriage type of deal either, we're told. 

And, get this ... Colton's not expecting the one to be a virgin (not that there's anything wrong with that). He'll be an equal opportunity doer ... but if past seasons are any indication, producers could cast a virgin.

Remember Rachel Lindsay, the first African American 'Bachelorette?' -- of her 31 suitors, 11 were black and nearly half were non-white. What are the odds Colton's mix includes virgin? Likely, it seems.

Whoever wins, to the victor goes the spoils.

Asia Argento Back in Public for the First Time Since Sexual Assault Claim

9/12/2018 2:54 PM PDT

Asia Argento isn't hiding anymore ... she's showing her face in public for the first time since Jimmy Bennett's claim she sexually assaulted him when he was 17.  

The Italian actress resurfaced on the streets of Rome, going out for a ride with her director pal, Giovanni Veronesi, last weekend. The agency that shot the photos says they went to a house party overnight ... and Veronesi dropped her off at home the next day. 

Asia made little attempt to go undercover -- no hat pulled down over her face, just a pair of shades -- despite the allegations Bennett is now making about their sexual encounter.

TMZ broke the story ... sources told us Bennett would be sitting down with the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. to tell his story after Argento's lawyer, Mark Heller, issued a statement questioning Bennett's character and motives. 

Argento initially denied ever having a sexual relationship with Bennett, but text messages and a photo obtained by TMZ debunked her claim. Her lawyer says she wasn't lying though, insisting that a one-time encounter doesn't amount to a relationship.

Asia's already been dropped from one show due to the Bennett controversy. Her episodes on Anthony Bourdain's 'Parts Unknown' were also scrubbed.

Harvey Weinstein Prosecutors in Rape Case Say ... Alleged Victim's Love Letters are Irrelevant

9/12/2018 1:58 PM PDT

Prosecutors in the Harvey Weinstein rape case say they told the grand jury that Weinstein had a relationship with the woman who is accusing him of raping her, but they say there was no need to present emails the woman sent Weinstein professing her love after the alleged rape, because she never suggested in the emails she was lying about the alleged sexual assault.

Weinstein went public with emails -- first obtained by TMZ -- written between April 2013 and February 2017 by the woman who claims she was raped by Weinstein on March 18, 2013 in NYC.

Weinstein's lawyer, Ben Brafman, says his client and the woman had a 10-year relationship ... something they say prosecutors never told the grand jury. As a result, Weinstein has asked the judge in the case to dismiss all charges against him. In the new docs, prosecutors say they did tell the grand jury about the relationship, but acknowledge they never showed grand jurors the emails.

One email written by the woman on April 11, 2013 says, "I was able to talk to [redacted] today and will be connected with [redacted]. :)  Thanks, and I hope to see you sooner thank (sic) later ..."

There's another email on April 17, again written by the woman, reads, "It would be great to see you again, and catch up!" Another email on September 11, 2013 says ... "Miss you big guy." There's a slew of emails that go on and on.

They go back and forth over the years talking about meeting up. At one point, the woman asks for a Soho House membership referral.

Prosecutors say in new legal docs, obtained by TMZ, the emails may be "inconsistent" with what Weinstein thinks is the correct state of mind for a rape victim, but she never says the rape didn't occur.

As we reported ... Weinstein surrendered to NYPD in May for the charges. His bail had been set at $10 million and he was released after posting $1 million cash.

Harvey Weinstein Touches and Gets Flirty with Woman Before Alleged Rape

9/12/2018 12:10 PM PDT

Harvey Weinstein is seen getting handsy and flirting with a woman in a new video ... the same woman accusing him of rape.  

In footage released Wednesday, Weinstein is seen hugging, touching and making suggestive comments during a business meeting in New York with Melissa Thompson. Thompson is a major player in the class action lawsuit against the fallen producer. 

The clip starts with Weinstein entering the room and telling someone off camera not to interrupt ... he then closes and locks the door behind him.

Thompson is clearly uncomfortable throughout the video, at one point telling Weinstein his hands were moving too far up her leg. 

In a lawsuit filed in June, Thompson alleged Weinstein raped her in a hotel the same day the video was shot. 

Weinstein's attorney, Benjamin Brafman, tells us others have seen the full video ... and it tells a different story. Brafman says, "... the video, when viewed in its entirety, in context and not in select excerpts, demonstrates that there is nothing forceful, but casual – if not awkward – flirting from both parties."

He continues, "It (the video) was produced by Ms. Thompson to bolster her position in a civil lawsuit seeking money. Any suggestion of sexual misconduct is false. This is a further attempt to publicly disgrace Mr. Weinstein for financial gain, and we will not stand for it. Facts do matter.“

Andrew Wardle No Wood? No Problem! My Bionic Penis Works Just Fine!!!

9/12/2018 7:15 AM PDT

There are no limits to the lengths men will go to have sex … an English man born without a penis lost his virginity at 45 after doctors created a bionic one!!!

Andrew Wardle finally lost his v-card with gf Fedra Fabian after getting his new member … and he had to endure a 10-hour procedure and a 10-day erection before making his first trip to pound town … worth it though!

Doctors constructed the bionic member using skin from Andrew’s arm and nerves from his legs … and he says it’s even BIGGER than he expected.

Andrew was born without a phallus -- a one-in-20 MILLION birth abnormality -- and it wasn't until his 30s he discovered docs might be able to fashion him a schlong with a procedure dubbed a phalloplasty.

Andrew had the 10-hour procedure in June, then spent 10 days with a painful hard-on and was forced to wait another 6 weeks before getting down with his chick.

The cost of the procedure? About $65k. Hey, you can't put a price on love. 

'Big Brother' Star Dan Gheesling 'BB' is Irreplaceable ... Even if Julie Chen Leaves

9/12/2018 12:40 AM PDT

One of the most famous "Big Brother" contestants says the show is rock solid ... despite rumors longtime host, Julie Chen, might be leaving Big Brother with Les Moonves now gone.

Dan Gheesling -- who won season 10 and was the runner-up on season 14 of "Big Brother" -- says if Julie steps away from her hosting role on CBS' hit reality series, whoever replaces her will have some massive shoes to fill. Her 18-year run has been that iconic.

So far, Julie has not given even a hint that she'll leave the show. In fact, she made it clear ... she'll be hosting Thursday night's episode.

The real question ... will "Big Brother" go on the chopping block now that Moonves is gone? Sharon Osbourne said this week on "The Talk" nobody's job is safe now ... nor are any of the CBS shows in the wake of Moonves' departure.

Ultimately it comes down to ratings. Although Dan says the show is a juggernaut ... the ratings are down this season from last, although the all-important demos are still strong.

As they say in TV land -- TBD.

Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter No Charges for Alleged Rape

9/11/2018 11:18 AM PDT

12:33 PM PT -- Schuman just released a statement on the decision, saying, "My family and I were well aware of the likelihood that my case was not prosecutable due to the statute of limitations in California regarding rape which was modified in 2016. It is unfortunate that the law isn’t fully retroactive to accommodate assaults that have happened in the past, regardless of how far back."

She continues, "It gives me great solace to know that my testimony is fully documented, investigated and sealed for the future if needed by law enforcement. I gave my statement, as did the other witnesses. Speaking out was the best thing I could have ever done for myself and I hope it inspires others to do the same if it feels right for them."

Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter will not be charged for allegations of rape made by Dream singer Melissa Schuman.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the statute of limitations for the alleged 2003 incident expired in 2013 ... so the L.A. County District Attorney's Office will not press charges. 

As we reported ... Schuman claimed Nick raped her several years ago and filed a report with the LAPD for the incident in February. In a blog post, the singer said Nick forced her into a bathroom and forced oral sex on her ... then made her reciprocate. She says Carter then took her to a bedroom and forced intercourse. 

Carter maintained the sex was consensual, saying, "I am shocked and saddened by Ms. Schuman’s accusations. Melissa never expressed to me while we were together or at any time since that anything we did was not consensual."

Carter continued, "We went on to record a song and perform together, and I was always respectful and supportive of Melissa both personally and professionally.”

After the decision, Carter's attorney, Michael Holtz, tells us, "Nick Carter was vindicated today when the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office rejected the charges against him. Nick has denied these allegations ever since he first learned of them last year, and was confident the District Attorney would conclude that there was no basis to pursue charges against him."  

Holtz finishes, "He is happy to put this matter behind him.”

Paul McCartney John and I Used to ... Come Together

9/11/2018 10:41 AM PDT

Paul McCartney and John Lennon were SUPER tight in their coming-of-age days ... when all they needed was self-love.

The legendary Beatles star spoke about the early years of The Beatles and what the boys did to pass the time ... including sitting around masturbating together.

McCartney told GQ he was over at Lennon's place with a small group of friends ... "And instead of just getting roaring drunk and partying -- I don't even know if we were staying over or anything -- we were all just in these chairs, and the lights were out, and somebody started masturbating, so we all did."

Paul says in order to inspire more enjoyable twisting, they would all shout out names of sexy celebs to think about -- like Brigitte Bardot ... before John killed the mood by bringing up Winston Churchill.

The singer says this session of please pleasing themselves was a onetime thing -- maybe two -- but it wasn't a big deal ... just kids being kids, he says. He adds ... "But it was good harmless fun. It didn't hurt anyone. Not even Brigitte Bardot."

So that's what they meant by "Here, There and Everywhere."

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