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'Salem' Executive Producer Banks $3.4M on Malibu Home

4/18/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0414_Tricia-Small_HOUSE_MLSTricia Small bagged a HUGE chunk of change for her very cool Malibu house.

The "Salem" executive producer unloaded the dream home for $3.45 mil.  It was a long time in coming ... it's been listed for a year at $3.65M.

The buyer will have room to stretch ... 4 bedrooms, including a luxurious master, spa bath and steam shower blanketed with Calcutta gold marble. And there's a chef's kitchen with a restaurant-grade Viking range and a 750 bottle wine cellar.

Fancy that.

Kobe Bryant Courted By 'Inside the NBA'

4/16/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0415_kobe_bryant_itnbaKenny Smith's dream may actually come true ... 'cause "Inside the NBA" has reached out to Kobe Bryant to see if he wants a job, TMZ Sports has learned. 

Both Kenny and Shaq have publicly talked about wanting Kobe to join the panel on the TNT show after he retired from the NBA ... and now, our sources tell us the courting has officially begun. 

It's unclear if producers are trying to lock Kobe up to join the guys for the current NBA playoffs ... or if they're looking more toward getting him as a regular for next season. 

As one well-placed source connected to the show put it ... "We'd love to have Kobe."

Our sources say Kobe is still evaluating all of his post-NBA options and hasn't made a decision about what he wants to do ... but ya gotta believe he's taking this offer seriously.  

#MambaIn?

'Empire' Stars Tied the Knot In Secret Island Wedding

4/16/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0415_boo-boo-kitty-wedding-launch_wmThe Lyon family is gonna need another seat at the table ... because "Empire" co-stars Trai Byers and Grace Gealey tied the knot in a very real wedding.

The private ceremony and reception went down Thursday at a mansion on Grand Cayman Island ... the guest list was limited to close friends and relatives ... none of their "Empire" co-stars attended.

Guests dined in style -- steak and lobster -- and danced to hip-hop, disco and, of course, reggae.

#Congratulations

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Zombie Apocalypse Fam 'Dead' Calm About Hollywood Offers

4/15/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0414-walking-dead-youtube-03The brothers who convinced their half-sedated little sister the zombie apocalypse was upon them ... are getting their shot to make it in Hollywood. 

Cabot Phillips, the main prankster behind the viral faux zombie attack video, tells us that since the video went viral they've gotten offers from producers to do reality shows. He says one of them even had a test shoot planned for the fam.

If you missed it, Cabot sprang the zombie plot on his sister, Millicent, right after she got her wisdom teeth pulled. It's brilliantly hysterical.

Even though Millicent's reaction was painfully real ... Cabot says she's getting offers from talent agents who want to rep her as an actress. He says she's more interested in writing comedy, but adds they'd all love cameos on "The Walking Dead" -- which was the inspiration for their prank.

'The Talk' Host Aisha Tyler Long Separation Ends ... Husband Files For Divorce

4/14/2016 4:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0414-aisha-jeffrey-instagrm-getty-02Aisha Tyler's husband Jeff Tietjens is pulling the plug on their 20 year marriage.

Jeff finally filed divorce docs earlier this month in L.A. Superior Court. They'd been separated since January 2015.

They got hitched in 1994 after being college sweethearts. Aisha has been vocal on "The Talk" about her and Jeff's inability to conceive, but it's unclear if that played a role in the breakup. He cited irreconcilable differences. 

Aisha's rep, Lisa Morbete, tells TMZ although their marriage is ending, their friendship will continue.

Jeff isn't asking for spousal support now, but indicated in the docs he's reserving the right to do so later.

High Pitch Erik Gets Big Break in Harassment Case

4/14/2016 1:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Howard Stern "Wack Packer" High Pitch Erik has a plan to bury the hatchet with Elephant Boy, but it's gonna create several months of awesome awkwardness on "The Howard Stern Show." 

Erik showed up in a NYC court Thursday with his attorney Jeff Scaggs, and got the good news the judge would throw out his case ... IF he stays out of trouble for 6 months. After court, High Pitch told us how he's gonna pull that off. Maybe.  

TMZ broke the story ... High Pitch was arrested for sending threatening text messages to fellow "Wack Packer" Elephant Boy.  

'Pretty Little Liars' Star Busted for Whipping Out a Gun In Neighbor Dispute

4/14/2016 9:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0414-brandon-jones-tmz-01"Pretty Little Liars" star Brandon Jones ended a dispute with his neighbor by allegedly pulling out a gun ... and he's now facing serious prison time.

Law enforcement sources tell us the argument went down on March 24 ... and the 27-year-old actor was arrested for taking out his handgun and pointing it at a male neighbor. It's unclear what they were arguing about. 

The D.A.'s Office just slapped Jones with a felony, assault with a firearm. We're told Jones did not actually fire the gun or strike the man with it, but pointed it at him ... which constitutes an assault.

Jones was also charged with 2 misdemeanors ... exhibiting a deadly weapon and exhibiting a concealable firearm in public. That second one happened in October 2015.

Jones' rep tells us, "It is our understanding that the gun in Mr. Jones' possession was fully legal and registered, that he was on his girlfriend's private property, and that he and his girlfriend felt that they were under threat in a dispute with neighbors."  

The rep added they're confident Jones will be exonerated. He faces up to 5 and a half years in prison if convicted.

Tracy McGrady Fires Back at Robert Horry At Least I'll Be In the Hall of Fame!

4/13/2016 6:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

You didn't think Tracy McGrady was just gonna let Robert Horry slide, did you??

The NBA legend fired back at Horry Tuesday night ... after Big Shot Bob clowned Tracy on ESPN's "The Jump" when he told T-Mac he couldn't borrow a championship ring because "you gotta earn it."

"Did he burn me?" McGrady told TMZ Sports ... "Listen man, it was a joke."

"I can understand how people take things but I'll say this ... anybody can be a champion, everybody can't be a Hall of Famer."

... and boom goes the dynamite. 

BTW -- we also asked Tracy about Kobe's last game ... and asked him -- if you could only get tickets to one game, which would it be ... Kobe's finale or the Warriors going for 73?? 

Wait'll you hear what Tracy says!

Cat Cora Betrayed By Wife I Do the Divorcing Around Here

4/12/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

041116-cat-jennifer-cora-getty'Iron Chef' star Cat Cora was stabbed in the back by her estranged wife, who intentionally ignored PR 101 -- let the celebrity file for divorce against the nobody.  

According to documents filed in the divorce between Cat and Jennifer Cora, Cat's lawyer fired off an angry letter to Jennifer's mouthpiece, claiming they had a deal -- Cat would file the divorce petition for "public relations" reasons. Translation ... make it clear Cat was leaving Jennifer. 

According to the letter, when Cat was flying somewhere, Jennifer backstabbed her and had her lawyer file for divorce. Cat's lawyer says Jennifer clearly did this out of spite. 

The letter, written last October right after the petition was filed, was just included in the court file but makes it clear how nasty this divorce got.  

Cat's lawyer also accused Jennifer of trash-talking Cat to their kids' school and to mutual friends.

It hasn't gotten better ... Cat wants Jennifer to submit to a vocational analysis ... in other words, she needs to get a job.  

Dustin Diamond Early Release from Prison ... Scrubbed Way to Freedom

4/11/2016 1:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Dustin "Screech" Diamond just got sprung from jail a month early, due to his handiwork with a mop and bucket ... TMZ has learned.

Officials at Ozaukee County Jail in Wisconsin tell us Screech was released early Monday morning after serving just under 3 months behind bars for carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct.

We're told he was able to knock a month off his sentence by cleaning floors in the jail, and doing laundry.

Screech was convicted for stabbing a man during a bar fight back in December 2014.

J.B. Smoove I'm On Larry David To Do 'Curb' Again

4/11/2016 12:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

J.B. Smoove isn't giving up hope, and neither should you ... he's putting the pressure on Larry David to bring back "Curb Your Enthusiasm" for one more season.

J.B. was on "TMZ Live" talking about his new movie, "Barbershop: The Next Cut" ... when we started talking about his other gigs on TV -- he's got a lot of 'em -- and it's clear which one he wants the most.

Larry's on record saying it just isn't gonna happen, but check out this clip ... J.B. is still pushing to get Leon Black and LD back together.

Translation: He's saying there's a chance! 

Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams Game Of Gropes

4/11/2016 11:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0411-sophie-turner-maisie-williams-boob-grab-rex-01This would be hotter if Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams didn't play sisters on TV.

Sansa copped a feel on "Game of Thrones" co-star Arya Stark at the season 6 premiere Sunday night at the TCL Chinese Theatre.  

Ah, sisterly love.

Rob Kardashian & Blac Chyna Wedding TV Special Worth Millions

4/11/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

040816-rob-kardashian-blac-chyna-gettyRob Kardashian and Blac Chyna are in position to follow in Kim's footsteps and cash in with a TV wedding special worth millions, but Rob's gonna have to go against the family to get paid.

Several big-time TV producers tell us pitchmen are putting together offers for Rob and Chyna. We're told the most lucrative path would be an episodic docusoap leading up to the big day. They're looking at $150k-$200k each per episode, plus another $500k each for the finale.

In addition, we're told wedding vendors hawking flowers, cakes, dresses and all that crap would also fork over big dough for integration deals, but Rob's got a big mama problem. 

Kris Jenner has the family, including Rob, under a blanket deal that gives E! first crack at anything Kardashian. Kris has made it clear she's not a fan of "Blac Rob" ... so it's doubtful she'd be down with the project. 

So, Rob and Chyna would be stepping out on their own -- familiar territory at this point.

Sources close to the couple tell us they're weighing their options.

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