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'Shameless' Star Ethan Cutkosky Charged with DUI ... But Not for Booze

11/24/2017 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Ethan Cutkosky -- who plays Carl Gallagher on "Shameless" -- has officially been charged with DUI ... but it doesn't look like the kid was boozing.

The Burbank City Attorney filed charges against Cutkosky this week. He's facing one count of misdemeanor DUI -- which is only tied to drugs, not alcohol. He also faces charges for traffic violations related to his driving the night he was busted.

We broke the story ... Cutkosky was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of DUI. Cops told us they smelled weed on him, and that he even fessed up to smoking

Sources say Cutkosky, who's only 18, is facing up to 6 months in jail, a $1,000 fine and the loss of his license if convicted.

If we know Carl ... he's already looking at his legal options.

David Cassidy Rent My Cherish-ed Florida Home ... Just $1,500/Night!

11/23/2017 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

David Cassidy might be gone, but his old mansion in Florida is very much in business.

Cassidy's former waterfront home in Fort Lauderdale is currently for rent, with prices ranging from $1,200 to almost $2,000 a night depending on the season. Right now, it's going for around $1,500/night  ... winter comfort ain't cheap, ya know?

Folks wanting to crash in Cassidy's old digs have to shell out for a minimum of 3 nights, but it might be worth it considering everything there.

The 6-bed, 6-bath estate is adjacent to a private lake with a dock. It also comes with a pool and spa, an outdoor barbecue, a volleyball court and complimentary paddle boards and kayaks for the adventurous types. There's a bunch of Cassidy memorabilia on display, too. Awards, personal posters, and videos of his concerts ... like a mini Cassidy museum.

The former teen idol sold the house in 2015 for $2 million after purchasing it in 2001. Even though he died this week ... c'mon, you can get happy about this. 

Ryan Phillippe My Ex-GF is Lying ... I Never Laid a Hand On Her

11/22/2017 3:39 PM PST

Ryan Phillippe is firing back at an ex-girlfriend who claims he brutalized her, throwing her down a flight of stairs.

Phillippe just filed legal docs answering Elsie Hewitt's lawsuit, outright denying her allegations. She claims on July 4 he got violent during an argument and claims he inflicted various injuries.

Phillippe says not only is she lying, he says her claims are defamatory, although he is not countersuing for defamation.

He says her motivation is simple ... "an unjustified attempt to extort money from Phillipe, and to gain publicity for herself and her modeling career."

He insists he "was raised by women in a household where women's rights, feminism, and advocacy were very much at the forefront, and he is sickened to be falsely accused of domestic violence."

Phillippe goes on to say she "commenced her scheme by making a false report to the police, wrongfully accusing [him] of injuring her." He says she was "extremely intoxicated" and broke into his home.

'Fixer Upper' Stars Host Season Premiere Bash One Last Hurrah!!!

11/22/2017 11:08 AM PST
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Chip and Joanna Gaines hosted their last season premiere party with over 100 of their closest friends ... and, yes, that's Chip without his trademark beautiful locks. We'll explain.

The "Fixer Upper" stars had a season 5 premiere party Tuesday night and watched it on the jumbotron at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas. It's where the Baylor Bears football team plays and the city where Chip and Joanna's company, Magnolia Market, is based.

About 150 people attended -- from contractors and designers to Magnolia workers to people who work for the super popular HGTV show. As we reported ... the couple announced back in September the 5th season would be their last. We're still trying to recover from the devastating news.

Chip and Joanna thanked everyone for turning the show into a huge success. And for those wondering why Chip's got a new hairdo -- he shaved his head earlier this month for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ... helping raise $230k.

Seriously ... Chip and Joanna. Perfect. 

Sarah Hyland & BF Kissin' & Chowin' ... A Day Wells Spent!!!

11/22/2017 7:59 AM PST

Sarah Hyland and her bf, Wells Adams, had a busy Tuesday ... a little PDA, a little chit chat, and lots of pizza stuffin.

The "Modern Family" star spent the bulk of her Tuesday all over L.A. with the former 'Bachelor' contestant. They got handsy after a lunch date at Joan's on Third ... then went for a stroll and then shopping in Studio City. But there was more.

Sarah and Wells hit up the Lakers game in the evening and stuffed their faces with pizza. Bonus: the Lakers roared back to beat the Bulls.

All's well that ends ... with Wells.

Olivia Munn Charlie Rose Had to Go ... Women Need to Stand Together

11/21/2017 12:57 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Olivia Munn has a message for all the women speaking out against sexual misconduct -- keep it up and stay strong ... because it's making a difference.

We got Olivia at LAX Tuesday ... shortly after Charlie Rose was fired from CBS and PBS amid sexual assault allegations. She weighed in on that, as well as her own allegations against Brett Ratner.

As we reported, Ratner is suing one of his accusers, and Olivia had some words of encouragement for her, and wants to make sure that woman knows she's not alone.

Charles Manson New Doc Captures His 'Final Words'

11/21/2017 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Charles Manson made several phone calls to a documentary film crew in the final year of his life ... which they're now releasing to the public.

TMZ got this exclusive look at the REELZ project called "Charles Manson: The Final Words."

We're told the doc -- which has been in production for about a year -- was initially scheduled to come out in 2018, but the network decided to bump that up, because as they say ... strike while the iron is hot.

It features phone convos with Manson from Corcoran State Prison -- the most recent one in July. Rob Zombie narrates the documentary, which presents a new theory behind why the murders happened.

It also provides a look at Manson's cult through his eyes ... in the months leading up to his death. 'Final Words' airs December 3 at 9 PM ET on REELZ.

Pat Houston Whitney Would've Been Proud Of Xtina's AMA Tribute

11/20/2017 1:00 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Christina Aguilera's tribute to Whitney Houston during Sunday's AMAs was heartfelt, lovely and fabulous ... according to Whitney's sister-in-law.

We got Pat Houston at LAX and asked what she thought of folks hating on Christina's performance -- with some even suggesting it made P!nk cringe.

Pat's not buying that -- in fact, she says the homage was "amazing." According to her, the only opinions that matter are Christina's and Whit's fam ... and it sounds like she nailed the latter.

As for P!nk's apparent reaction, Pat's got an explanation. Hint ... what does everyone do right before they cry?

Della Reese Dead at 86

11/20/2017 10:13 AM PST
Breaking News

Beloved singer and actress Della Reese, best known for starring in "Touched By an Angel," died Sunday night ... according to her family.

Della had battled diabetes for years. Her family says she passed away in her California home.

She co-starred with Roma Downey on 'Angel' ... playing Tess. She had big movie roles too, like "Harlem Nights" and "A Thin Line Between Love and Hate" -- and was the first black woman to guest host "The Tonight Show."

Della was also an accomplished gospel singer -- Mahalia Jackson discovered her. She went on to become an ordained minister in the 1980s.

Della was 86.

Salt-N-Pepa Let's Talk About Spicy Christmas With Taraji P. Henson!!!

11/20/2017 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Salt-N-Pepa are shaking things up for the holidays and their careers by landing a sweet acting gig opposite Taraji P. Henson.

The ladies are playing Sugar N Spice in a skit for Taraji's "White Hot Holidays" TV special. The script has them sharing the camera with Taraji, as Mrs. Claus -- and Method Man as the tooth fairy!

Fergie, Ying Yang Twins, Ciara and Faith Evans are also on the special, but only to rap and sing.

We're told S-N-P took the gig -- which taped last weekend -- to sharpen their acting skills, 'cause they plan to do a lot more of it. In fact, they'll bump into Taraji again when they guest star next season on "Empire."

Ultimately, the duo's plan is to be recognized as much as Cheryl James and Sandra Denton, as Salt-N-Pepa. Think Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson ... just prettier, with less muscle.

'Cosby Show' Star Earle Hyman Dead at 91

11/19/2017 5:39 PM PST

Earle Hyman, the man who played Bill Cosby's father on "The Cosby Show," has died. 

Hyman passed away Friday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in New Jersey, according to a rep for The Actors Fund. 

The actor was a veteran theatre performer, having made his Broadway debut in "Run, Little Chillun" in 1943 and starring in multiple plays over the course of his career. He has more than 40 acting credits attributed to his name from movies and TV roles. 

Hyman was perhaps most famous for playing Cosby's TV dad, Russell Huxtable -- he even got nominated for a guest performer Emmy in 1986 for his portrayal. Hyman was also well known as a voice actor on the '80s cartoon show "ThunderCats."

He was 91. 

Jeffrey Tambor Quits 'Transparent' Amid Sexual Harassment Scandal

11/19/2017 1:56 PM PST
Breaking News

Jeffrey Tambor is quitting the show "Transparent" -- which he starred in as the lead role for years -- after sexual harassment allegations were made against him.

Tambor released a statement to Deadline Sunday saying playing the transgender character, Maura Pfefferman, had been an honor ... but that the show clearly isn't what he signed up for four years ago. 

He added ... "I’ve already made clear my deep regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being aggressive, but the idea that I would deliberately harass anyone is simply and utterly untrue. Given the politicized atmosphere that seems to have afflicted our set, I don’t see how I can return to Transparent."

As we reported ... Tambor faced at least 2 allegations of sexual harassment that we know of. He was recently accused by a transgender co-star of making lewd, sexually suggestive remarks ... and even allegedly pressing up against her in a suggestive manner. 

Tambor denied those allegations, as well as the ones made against him by a former assistant on the show. Still, Amazon launched an investigation into the matter ... even though they were considering writing him out the show before all this. 

Looks like he beat 'em to it.

Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas Jose Cuervo He Is a Friend of Ours!!!

11/19/2017 7:37 AM PST

Joe Jonas and fiancee Sophie Turner were all about the tequila in Rio.

Joe and Sophie cut loose Saturday afternoon at the Fasano Hotel Pool Bar.  When they spotted photogs they got super animated ... clearly enjoying the moment.

Their engagement is now a month old and she's still showing off the ring ... and good for her.

No word on when they'll tie the knot, but our suggestion ... have lots of tequila at the reception -- makes for a fun time.

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