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Ashley Greene Fire

No Crack Pipe Or Arson Evidence

11/2/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ashley Greene FireCross crack pipe off the list of possible reasons Ashley Greene's apartment went up in flames -- according to Sheriff's investigators who sifted through the burned out pad right after the fire.

TMZ broke the story ... Ashley's building manager says a cleanup crew claimed to have found a glass crack pipe in Greene's unit. But we got hold of a report filed by the Sheriff's Arson/Explosives Unit ... and there's no mention of a crack pipe.

That could mean there was NO pipe, but it could also be that investigators just missed it. According to the docs ... there was also no sign of arson.

As we first told you ... a preliminary report said a candle ignited a sofa -- and indeed, the Sheriff's doc 
says investigators could NOT rule out an accidental cause.

Ashley Greene

Building Manager Says

Crack Pipe Found After Fire

10/26/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
1024-ashley-greene-fire-tmz-NEW-01Ashley Greene's apartment that burned to a crisp last year had one remnant ... a crack pipe, according to a sworn statement by the building manager.
TMZ broke the story ... Ashley, her boyfriend and her brother were all sleeping in the unit when a fire broke out after a burning candle ignited some nearby fabric. All 3 fled, but one of her dogs died.

The fire did extensive damage to a number of units and a number of tenants/owners are suing the "Twilight" star.    

The manager, Adrian Mayorga, is also suing, claiming he suffered permanent respiratory damage. According to his sworn deposition -- obtained by TMZ -- Mayorga says one of the men who cleared out the unit after the fire told him he found a glass crack pipe.

Mayorga said, he was the first person in the hallway after the blaze broke out and says he saw Ashley and the others "disoriented ... they looked like they were drunk or under the influence of something."

Mayorga also says in the depo ... "The only people I saw getting treated was Ashley Greene, her brother Joe Green, and her -- the current boyfriend, Ryan Phillippe."

Sources connected to the case tell TMZ ... Phillippe submitted a sworn declaration to Greene's lawyer this week, saying not only was he not in the apartment the night of the fire ... he has never been in her unit at that building.

We contacted Greene's people but did not get a response.


'Twilight' Star Jackson Rathbone

Engine Explodes on Flight

Emergency Landing

9/18/2014 11:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0918_jet_blue_flight_down_jackson_rathbone_whosayA plane carrying Jackson Rathbone -- who played Jasper Hale in "Twilight" -- made an emergency landing in Long Beach Thursday ... after one of the engines exploded and his cabin filled with smoke.

Rathbone documented the whole thing on his WhoSay account ... after the right engine went kaput on a JetBlue flight heading for Austin, Texas from the LBC.

Jackson claims the oxygen masks didn't deploy when the plane got smoky -- so the flight attendant had to manually release them. According to reports ... one person was hospitalized for shortness of breath once they landed.

Rathbone says things got so scary while they were on the way down ... he grabbed his son/wife tightly and started praying.

Luckily they landed safely -- and when the plane stopped Jackson said screw his personal belongings and jumped down the inflatable slide with his family to exit the plane ASAP.

It's unclear if the Volturi sabotaged his flight.

Liberty Ross, Rupert Sanders

Officially Divorced

She Makes Out Like a Huntsman

7/25/2014 12:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Liberty Ross
just scored big ... we've learned her divorce from Rupert Sanders is now final.

As you know ... Liberty filed for divorce after Rupert was caught on camera making out with Kristen Stewart, who starred in his movie, "Snow White and the Huntsman."

According to the settlement agreement ... obtained by TMZ, Liberty gets:

-- the family house
-- 2 other London houses
-- $25,000 a month in spousal support for the next 4 years
-- $14,000 a month in child support for their 2 children
-- 15% of profits Rupert gets from movies, with the exception of "Snow White"
-- half of bank accounts, retirement, etc

Ross, who was repped by disso-queen Laura Wasser, gets joint custody with Rupert.

Rupert gets to keep the Malibu beach house and a 1970 VW van.

Oh, one more thing she got ... Jimmy Iovine.


Ashley Greene

Torched Apt Sells for a Million

After Amazing Makeover

7/9/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0708_ashley_greene_condo_fire_photo_launchAshley Greene's ex landlord finally unloaded the Sunset Strip apartment the 'Twilight' star set on fire last year -- for $1.1 million -- but Ashley could still be on the hook, financially, for the blaze.

The 2-bedroom, 1,800 square-foot Hollywood apartment had to be completely remodeled -- the photos show the transformation -- after it was burnt to a crisp back in March 2013. Our real estate sources tell us the repairs cost $303,000 ... and the building's HOA insurance ended up footing the bill.

As we previously reported -- Ashley, her brother, a friend and her 2 dogs were inside the apartment when a lit candle started the fire. One of the dogs died.

By law, the new owners had to be told about the fire and the dog.

Ashley's still dealing with lawsuits from her old landlord, the building owner, several neighbors, and even the doorman -- and the HOA is still trying to get her insurance to reimburse the $303K.


Taylor Lautner

Way Less Abs ...

Still Far From Flab

6/21/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Taylor Lautner hit the beach looking really really ... different? The 'Twilight' stud seems to be about a six-pack shy of the guy we're used to seeing.

But what's most disappointing about Taylor's new physique is -- it's still at least 10 times better than the rest of ours. Damn werewolves!


Taylor Lautner

Has Anyone Seen

My Six-Pack?

6/19/2014 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Taylor Lautner AbsTaylor Lautner hit the beach in Los Angeles this week while filming his new movie ... but he appears to have left his abs back in Forks, Washington.

The former "Twilight" star seems to have lost a little bit of his muscle, but we're guessing the Twihards won't mind all that much.

Liberty Ross

I Got Guilt Money

In My Divorce

5/30/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Liberty Ross Divorce Settlement

Liberty Ross
now has her own chapter in the Silver Linings Playbook -- CHEATING can pay handsomely.

Liberty's divorce from director Rupert Sanders is now settled ... TMZ has learned.   We're told Rupert has given Liberty more than half of the marital assets or, as one source said, "He paid her guilt money."

As you know ... Rupert famously cheated on Liberty by banging Kristen Stewart during the filming of "Snow White and the Huntsman" ... which he directed.  Liberty played Kristen's mom.

We found legal docs filed May 22 in which Rupert gave Liberty his interest in their $2 million Hollywood Hills home.  The other assets were divided up, and we're told she made out very well.

And here's Liberty's ultimate f-you to Rupert.  Not only did she get more than half ... she's dating music mogul Jimmy Iovine, who according to Forbes is worth just a hair under 1 BILLION.

Kristen Stewart, Rupert.  Really?


Nikki Reed

Files for Divorce

from Paul McDonald

5/21/2014 2:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nikki Reed Divorce Paul McDonald"Twilight" star Nikki Reed has filed for divorce from former "American Idol" contestant Paul McDonald ... TMZ has learned.

In the divorce docs, obtained by TMZ, Reed cites irreconcilable differences. She's also asking the court to deny McDonald spousal support. It was the first marriage for both. The couple had no kids together.

Reed and McDonald announced they were splitting back in March ... and revealed they'd already been living apart for 6 months. 

Interestingly, even though several reports had the couple getting married in October 2011 -- in the docs their marriage date is July 14, 2011. 

Despite the split, Nikki and Paul have continued working on an album together. Not weird at all.


Robert Pattinson


From 'Twilight'

4/9/2014 3:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Robert Pattinson Kristen Stewart Salary Twilight
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have been thrown into the middle of a nasty lawsuit over who was responsible for paying their "Twilight" bonuses.  The suit is boring, but what they scored is interesting.

According to legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Robert was given a $300,000 bonus for the first "Twilight."  The sum was supposedly based on box office receipts, which totaled $351 MILLION worldwide.

Now here's the plot twist ... When Robert and Kristen went to the bargaining table for "New Moon" -- aka Twilight 2 -- they either drove a hard bargain or realized they had gotten screwed the first time around.  According to the lawsuit, producers agreed to pay each of them $2.5 million for the first "Twilight."

The sequels certainly turned into a cash register for both stars.  Pattinson reportedly got $25 million for the 2 installments of "Breaking Dawn" -- plus back-end.

Hate your life yet.

Nikki Reed

I'm Lifting My Legs in the Air

Now That I'm Single

3/30/2014 7:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0330-nikki-reed-pcn-01Nikki Reed ditched her wedding ring and tucked her head between her legs Saturday in Los Angeles ... just a day after announcing her divorce.

Reed hit up a yoga studio yesterday in Los Angeles and seemed to be in a pretty somber mood -- makes sense, her and "American Idol" star Paul McDonald just ended their marriage.

The couple says they're still working on an album together ... but they've been living separately for the past 6 months.

Don't worry Paul, Dunkleman feels your pain.

Kellan Lutz

Celebrates Bday with 1 Hot Chick on an Elephant

... and a Bunch of Dudes

3/16/2014 12:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Screw making it rain on strippers for his 29th birthday ... Kellan Lutz just wanted to let loose in Thailand with his bros.

The "Twilight" star celebrated the festivities on Nikki Beach Phuket in what looked like a cabana ... and a hot model delivered his birthday cake atop a baby elephant.

Then the group of bros all posed for pics wearing shirts that said, "A celebration of life" -- while Kellan's name was lit up on some kinda outdoor fire display.

This could be the coolest sausage party ever.

Ashley Greene

'Twilight' Star Takes Bite

Of $2.4 Mil Bev Hills Crib

2/4/2014 12:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
0204_ashley_greene_buys_house_photos_launch"Twilight" star Ashley Greene will have a brand new view of the breaking dawn -- she just dropped $2.43 million on a home in Beverly Hills.

Our real estate sources confirm Greene -- who played vampire Alice Cullen -- bought a 3 Bedroom, 2,713 sq. ft. home in one of the canyons.

Ashley had been living in a West Hollywood condo ... until an unattended burning candle torched the place last year.

Check out the pics ... Ashley's new crib has a lot of fancy stuff, but best of all -- a master suite with a private sitting room, fireplace, dry sauna, steam shower and soaking tub.

No need to go outside ... at all.

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