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Dave Chappelle Here's My $60 Mil Trump Impression

12/7/2016 6:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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How does Dave Chappelle feel about his huge Netflix deal? Let's let Donald Trump answer that.

Dave was cruising into The Nice Guy early Wednesday morning -- after he did another stand-up set in L.A. -- so we asked him about the $60 million deal for 3 comedy specials.

As we reported, he's been working on new material for those specials, and apparently it might include a new impression. Watch Dave workshop the Prez-elect.

It's no Rick James, bitch! But we'll take it.

Courteney Cox & Jennifer Meyer Double-Dip Buds

12/7/2016 7:28 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Courteney Cox and Jennifer Meyer must've had quite the appetite because they took a mini restaurant tour, and made sure to hit the highest profile spots.

The ladies first hit up Catch Tuesday night. It's the hottest new dining spot in town, which also makes it a hot spot for paparazzi. But when they followed up with a stop at Craig's, it was obvious ... they wanted to be seen, and even talk.

We asked Courteney about 'SNL' lampooning her pal Jennifer Aniston's "Friends" character. Check out her review. 

Evelyn Lozada Opens Up About Dom. Violence Incident 'It Stays with you Forever'

12/7/2016 6:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Evelyn Lozada says she's still deeply affected by the domestic violence incident with her ex-husband Chad Johnson ... saying, "It stays with you forever."

Lozada was on "The Real" (airs Wednesday) talking about domestic violence when she opened up about the 2012 incident -- in which the ex-NFL star headbutted her during an argument in Florida. 

Lozada got extremely emotional ... and shared this warning with other women, "If it happens once we know it's gonna happen again."

Evelyn has said she forgives Chad -- who has apologized countless times -- but says she doesn't want him to be a part of her life. 

Oakland Fire Art Commune Director Begs 'Can't I Just Say I'm Sorry?'

12/6/2016 6:26 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Derick Ion Almena, director of the Oakland art commune that burned down, killing at least 36 people -- fell apart during a live interview on NBC's "Today."

Almena claimed his building was "up to code," and defended the space ... saying he let his own children sleep there. He quickly got agitated, started yelling and refused to answer questions.

He shouted at Matt Lauer, "I would rather get on the floor and be trampled by the parents! I'd rather let them tear at my flesh than answer these ridiculous questions!"

It got more bizarre as Almena lost it, begged for mercy and Lauer bailed out.

'Game of Thrones' Star Dead at 93

12/6/2016 6:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1206-peter-vaughan-actor-HBO-01Peter Vaughan, the veteran British actor who gained a new following with his recurring role on "Game of Thrones" ... died Tuesday morning.

Vaughan's agent says the actor died peacefully this morning around 10:30 surrounded by his family. Vaughan played Maester Aemon -- the former leader of the Night's Watch -- on the hit show from 2011 until 2015.

During his 75 years in show biz ... Vaughan starred in several British TV series and feature films. He co-starred with the likes of Sir Anthony Hopkins, Clive Owens, and Frank Sinatra.

Vaughan was 93.

Florence Henderson Death Certificate History Of Heart Issues

12/5/2016 2:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1205-florence-henderson-tmzFlorence Henderson secretly battled serious heart issues for 10 years before she died of a heart attack ... this according to her death certificate obtained by TMZ.

The 'Brady Bunch' star passed away at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica on Nov. 24th. 

The death certificate notes she suffered from heart disease for 10 years. 

5 years ago, Henderson was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat. 

The death certificate also notes Henderson was in the entertainment industry for 64 years ... legend. 

R.I.P. 

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Jerry Ferrara My Ex-Pals at Fat Sal's Are Big Fat Jerks!!

12/5/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1202-jerry-ferrara-tmz-2Jerry Ferrara's pissed at his former friends and sandwich biz partners for suing him, and he's fired back with a million-dollar countersuit for screwing him over ... according to the docs.

The "Entourage" star says he co-founded Fat Sal's with 2 of his friends and was the "driving force" behind its success. Ferrara claims he not only provided $74,500 for start-up money, but also used his celeb status to heavily promote the sandwich shop, and boost revenue.

Turtle says his old buds started squeezing him out when they opened several more locations. In the docs, he says they went to great lengths to hide profits from him. Jerry says they even deleted the "Our Story" section from their website where he was credited as co-founder.

Fat Sal's sued to officially 86 Jerry in August, but in his suit Jerry's demanding his equity share and at least a million dollars in damages before he goes anywhere.

Salvatore Capek -- thee Sal -- tells us he's disappointed Jerry is "abusing the legal system by fabricating allegations," and he's looking forward to exposing his lies during trial. 

'90210' Cast 90's Reunion Screwed Us ... Show Us the Money!

12/4/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1202_90210_rewindcon_tmzMost of the OG '90210' cast got together for a huge fan convention, which was probably good times -- right up until some of them got stiffed on their paychecks.  

Rewind Con went down last month in Chicago, celebrating the 80s and 90s with celebs like Luke Perry, Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling. Joey Fatone from N'Sync was there too along with a handful of "General Hospital" alums.

Sources tied to the event tell us organizers promised invitees their checks would be in the mail following the convention, but after 2 weeks ... no dinero. Instead they got an email from one of Rewind Con's founders saying she was filing for chapter 7 bankruptcy.

We're told some people, like Luke and Jason, did get paid ... but Jennie and Tori drew short straws. Fatone's rep also says the singer got jack. It's unclear how much most of the celebs were to be paid, except for Port Chuck, the band formed by 4 ex GH stars. Their rep says they're owed about $50k.

Rewind Con co-founder Jaymie Lashaway -- who sent the email -- says the event's financial woes started when an investor, who had agreed to pay all the bills, suddenly backed out. She says it has nothing to do with her personal bankruptcy.

Anybody else smell lawsuits cooking? 

'Tiny House Nation' Contractor Sues Clients ... Your Big Mouth's Gonna Cost You $1 Mil

12/3/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1130-tiny-house-nation-fyiA contractor for "Tiny House Nation" has a big problem -- the couple who hired him is talking so much smack, they're crushing his bottom line ... according to the lawsuit he just filed.

Charles Brzezinski built a compact pad for Jared Logan and Vanessa Wesley on season 3 of the FYI reality show, but says they've since accused him of being a fraud and doing a shoddy job.

According to the docs ... Brzezinski says the couple posted a lengthy negative review on a consumers website accusing him of being an unlicensed contractor and crappy builder.

The contractor also says the couple posted pics that show the home falling apart -- but he says the images are of lousy work Jared and Vanessa did by themselves ... after construction was complete.

tiny_house_nation_damages_footer2Brzezinski says the negative online reviews have cost him tons in business and trashed his reputation. He's suing to get the couple to delete the review, and for more than $1 million in damages.

He also points out Jared and Vanessa happily signed a certificate of completion when the house was done ... and even has this video showing the place was immaculate when they got the keys.

Sam Smith 'Memba Me? I'm Alive, Chilling with Nicole

12/2/2016 2:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1202-sam-smith-nicole-scherzinger-AKMGSI-01Sam Smith damn near fell off the face of the planet this year -- but resurfaced in London Thursday night with some hot arm candy, Nicole Scherzinger.

The two hit up the Toy Room nightclub ... which wouldn't be a big deal, except for the fact virtually no one's seen Sam since his April performance at Coachella.

Cancel the APB.

JonBenet Ramsey Investigator My Theory Burke Did It Is Just That ... Theory

12/2/2016 10:19 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1006-burke-jonbenet-ramsey-splash-5The famed investigator who strongly suggested JonBenet Ramsey was killed by her older brother ... insists he has every right to say so thanks to the Constitution.

Dr. Werner Spitz filed a response Friday to Burke Ramsey's defamation suit, saying the First Amendment allows him to hypothesize who her killer might have been ... because he's not claiming it's FACT, just his theory. 

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Spitz says defamation claims must be based on a "provably false statement of fact," and insists his statements are not. He even points out the radio show that aired his "opinion" noted Spitz's theory hadn't been proven in court.

As we reported ... Burke Ramsey sued Dr. Spitz for $150 million after openly suggesting Burke killed JonBenet. He made very similar remarks during a CBS special about the unsolved case.

Spitz is asking a judge to dismiss the case.

Tomi Lahren Making Peace with Trevor Noah As for Dating a Black Guy ...

12/2/2016 6:51 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah and conservative firebrand Tomi Lahren held a peace summit over drinks Thursday night, and Tomi's declaring herself the big winner after their on-air feud.

We spotted Tomi and Trevor having a very peaceful conversation in The Bowery Hotel lobby -- the total opposite of the battle they had on his show. Afterward, TheBlaze host told us she and Trevor still don't see eye-to-eye, but that doesn't mean they can't be friends.

1202-trevor-noah-tomi-lahren-tmz-01She also doesn't give a crap about new haters attacking her. As she put it, "You're gonna watch me either way." No such thing as bad publicity? 

As for Charlamagne Tha God's big question -- has she been with a black guy? Tomi gave us an answer. A coy one.

50 Cent I Saw Kanye's Breakdown Coming

12/2/2016 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye West dropped hints he was in a bad place before his emotional and mental meltdown ... at least according to 50 Cent.

50 came to 'Ye's defense on "Watch What Happens Live" Thursday night as Andy Cohen fired off questions about Kanye's condition, the Paris robbery and Kanye's insurance claim for cancelled tour dates.

Fiddy's usually the guy going for the jugular, but sounds like he's cutting Kanye some slack.

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