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Donald Trump Sued By Accuser For Defamation 'Apprentice' Contestant Holds Presser

1/17/2017 12:39 PM PST
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0118-donald-trump-summer-zervos-tmz-getty-01One of the women who accused Donald Trump of sexual assault has finally pulled the trigger on a lawsuit against the President-elect.

Former 'Apprentice' contestant Summer Zervos filed a defamation suit in NYC Tuesday, claiming Trump defamed her when he publicly called her a liar, claimed the assault never happened and referred to her allegation as "totally made up nonsense."

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, she also calls him out as a "sexual predator."

The suit goes on to claim Trump used his platform as a presidential candidate to denigrate and verbally attack Zervos and other accusers.

She's asking for a retraction and/or an apology, plus damages.

Zervos and her attorney, Gloria Allred, announced the lawsuit with a news conference ... where she reiterated her claim Trump sexually assaulted her during a 2007 business meeting.

Lamar Odom Apologizes to Khloe for Drug Benders ... Vows to Get Her Back

1/17/2017 11:41 AM PST
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Lamar Odom says he's grateful to Khloe Kardashian for staying by his side through his drug addiction and recovery ... and he wants her back.

Odom opened up about his battle with drugs on "The Doctors" -- and after completing a 30 day stint in rehab, he says one thing is perfectly clear ... "I want my wife back."

"Khloe is important to me," Lamar said ... "She's been through all of this with me and she stood right by my side so I just wanna repay her."

The issue, of course, is that Khloe not only filed for divorce ... and got it finalized ... she's already moved on to another NBA star, Tristan Thompson.

Still, Odom says he has a message for Khloe and the other family members he cares about.

"I just want to tell them I'm sorry for all that wasted time and wasted energy ... that in my addiction I didn't know who I was ... so I couldn't take care of myself. I damn sure couldn't take care of anybody else."

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Lamar Odom: 'I Was Basically Committing Suicide' ... Before Rehab

1/17/2017 11:24 AM PST
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Lamar Odom says he was in a "dark place" before his 2015 drug overdose in Nevada ... and admits his addiction was so bad he was "basically committing suicide." 

Odom opened up about his past on "The Doctors" ... saying, "I wasn't in a good place mentally before that incident happened." 

He even referenced Khloe Kardashian.

"My wife at the time ... we were going through some things and I was in a dark place."

The show tracked Odom's journey through a 30 day stint at rehab -- where he addressed his demons head on.

Before the stint, Odom was asked if he was ashamed of some of the choices he's made. 

"Hell yeah. They were despicable. I was basically committing suicide."

Odom says he "conquered" the treatment and insists he's a changed man ... saying, "I want to get high off of life now."

Betty White 95 Years Young Today ... Working on Her Birthday!

1/17/2017 9:47 AM PST
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0117_betty_white_birthday_composite-2Betty White hit 95 today and she's still going strong, doing what she's best known for ... working her butt off in Hollywood.

Sources close to Betty tell TMZ ... she's preparing for a guest spot on the sitcom "Young & Hungry" on Freeform TV. So, instead of relaxing on her bday, we're told she's doing a table read and running around on set. Impressive.

As for Tuesday night, our sources say Betty has very low-key plans ... just a small get-together with friends. We're jealous of those friends.

Happy birthday, golden girl!

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Steve Harvey My Bad Apologizes to Asian Men

1/17/2017 9:12 AM PST

0117-steve-harvey-tmzSteve Harvey caved and apologized after joking that Asian men are not attractive.

The "Family Feud" host mocked Asian men on the 'Steve Harvey' show last week during a segment in which he poked fun at some self-help books ... including one titled "How to Date a White Woman: A Practical Guide for Asian Men."

The comedian tweeted an apology Tuesday, saying, "I offer my humblest apology for offending anyone, particularly those in the Asian community, last week. It was not my intention and the humor was not meant with any malice or disrespect whatsoever."

It's interesting -- Steve said on Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" ... comics cave when sponsors are on the line.

Paris Jackson I Wanna Make My Dad Proud!!!

1/17/2017 12:30 AM PST
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Paris Jackson is a grown woman, and pretty damn impressive!

We got Michael Jackson's daughter leaving LAX Monday, where she obliquely talked about her move to conquer modeling and Hollywood.

It's pretty remarkable for someone who was once shrouded in masks, hats and anything else that could hide her from public view.

As for whether Michael would be proud ... she's banking on it.

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'Black-ish' Star Deon Cole We're Not Anti-Trump

1/16/2017 7:37 AM PST
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"Black-ish" star Deon Cole wants to make it crystal clear -- the hit show's NOT anti-Donald Trump ... it's more complicated than that.

We caught up with Deon on Rodeo Drive in Bev Hills where we ask him about last week's episode, in which the show tackles Trump's win and it appears some of them voted for DJT.

Wanda Sykes' character goes nuclear after learning some women in her midst were not down with Hillary.

Lamorne Morris It's Not Fair ... I Gotta Work on MLK Day!!!

1/16/2017 6:22 AM PST
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"New Girl" star Lamorne Morris isn't happy he's spending Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the set. 

We got Lamorne out Sunday in L.A. ... and he was none too pleased about his next call time.

As for Trump meeting MLK Jr. if he was still around, Lamorne also had a few ideas on how that'd go.

Paris Jackson Making 2017 Her Bitch!!!

1/16/2017 12:50 AM PST
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0113_paris-jackson-getty-1Paris Jackson is making her move ... to conquer Hollywood -- with a little help from Lee Daniels.

We've learned Daniels met with Paris and discussed a possible role in his new Fox show, "Star," and she's seriously considering it.

That's just the beginning. We're told she's already booked 3 covers of major high-fashion mags, the first of which hits the stands this month.

And, we're told, the 18-year-old has been approached by multiple modeling agencies which think she's as marketable as any high-end model.  

Paris has also been approached by several major brands that want her face on their products.

It's an amazing transformation for someone who was once shielded from public view and covered with masks and bundles of clothing when she ventured out.

Paris had some major issues as a teen, for which she received help, and as a result she wants to use her platform to be an advocate for people dealing with addiction and recovery.

God knows she understands tragedy and family drama. But she's coming out on the other end more than ok.

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'Stranger Things' Star Here's What's Goin' Down In Season 2

1/15/2017 6:44 AM PST
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"Stranger Things" star Caleb McLaughlin had a funny thing happen on his way down to the subway ... an encounter with our TMZ photog, who was itchin' to know about Season 2.

Caleb was in NYC Friday and played it cool ... dropping a morsel but holding the big stuff close to the vest.

Stephen Collins '7th Heaven' Mom Forgives ... Cast Ready for Reunion

1/15/2017 12:40 AM PST
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Stephen Collins confessing to child molestation won't stop his "7th Heaven" wife, Catherine Hicks, from sharing the screen with him again for a reunion.

Catherine tells us she was shocked to hear the allegations of Collins molesting at least one underage girl. The tape of Collins talking about the incident surfaced in 2014, but Catherine says she never saw a hint of that on the set of their hit show.

It appears Hicks has had a change of heart on Collins. Last year she told us Stephen's character would have to be dead for the cast to get back together, but now she says she was joking.

She's ready to forgive if the reunion the show's creator hinted at really happens.

T.J. Miller Dodges Charges In Driver Beatdown Case

1/14/2017 12:20 AM PST
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0110-tj-miller-tmzT.J. Miller won't be charged with a crime for allegedly beating up his driver ... TMZ has learned.

As we reported ... the "Silicon Valley" star allegedly got high on nitrous oxide and delivered a blow to his driver's head. He was arrested for battery, but a rep at the L.A. City Attorney's Office tells us they're going to have an informal office hearing with T.J. to discuss the incident.

A number of things could go down -- from a simple warning to making him attend anger management classes, but bottom line is ... he'll dodge charges. For now.

We're told if T.J. screws up -- by skipping the meeting or not adhering to whatever comes out of the meeting -- the charges could resurface.

T.J.'s still facing a civil suit over the incident.

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'Project Runway' Finalist I Need to Be a Skinny Bitch ... I'm Getting Lipo!!

1/14/2017 12:10 AM PST
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Michael Costello, fashion designer to the stars, is slimming down to comply with what he calls the industry standard -- "skinny bitch" -- and he's using lasers to do it.

Michael finished 4th on Season 8 of "Project Runway" and told us about the moment at a friend's wedding when he knew it was time to fight the fat. One button can change a lot.

He went to Dr. Rollins at Elite Body Sculpture in Bev Hills on Friday to get Airsculpt Laser Liposculpture on his stomach and waist. The procedure uses lasers to soften up your fat, then they vacuum it out. Michael says he dropped 2 sizes instantly.

Michael recorded the good doc going to work on him. Check it out ... if you can stomach it.

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