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Hailee Steinfeld Autograph Hound Needs Ambulance! After Lamest Shove Ever

12/6/2016 5:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

One Hailee Steinfeld autograph seeker got an ambulance ride from LAX, but video of the incident makes it seem like he might deserve an Oscar.

Our photog was on the scene as Hailee walked to her car, and the autograph seeker persistently buzzed around her. The dude desperately wanted her Jane Hancock, but Hailee's handler wasn't having it and did get a little physical.

We caught the whole thing on video, and while it didn't seem like mortal combat -- the guy ended up needing medical assistance.

The handler had to talk to cops, and the autograph seeker was writhing in pain in the ambulance.

We don't know if anyone's faking here. We're just saying watch the video ...

Jim Jones to Kanye Get a New Alias! I Don't Want Your Life

11/22/2016 1:21 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Jim Jones can't decide whether to laugh it off or be pissed about Kanye West's doctor using his name as an alias, but he's sure he deserves an apology.

The "We Fly High" rapper was cracking himself up when we talked to him about his connection to the Kanye drama. As we reported, Dr. Michael Farzam told the 911 operator ... his patient, "Jim Jones," was experiencing temporary psychosis.

Jim wasn't laughing about 'Ye's diagnosis -- but he did have a funny idea about how to flip the script.

He might have been flying a little high. Maybe. Okay, definitely.

Trump Star Vandal Cops Block Vegas Protest On Trump's Turf

11/8/2016 10:11 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1108-james-otis-trump-international-las-vegas-tmz-gettyThe guy who took a pickax to Donald Trump's Hollywood star planned to dangle a giant American flag out the window of a Trump Hotel penthouse ... until cops thwarted his plot.

We're told James Otis was intercepted by Vegas police over the weekend when he tried to pull a Wile E. Coyote scheme at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas ... at $2,300 per night. Otis dyed his hair, checked in under his middle name, brought some hardware, a glass cutter, a drill and a 10 foot American flag. 

Otis tells us he planned to barricade himself in the room, cut the window, hang the flag outside from the 64th floor -- all in protest of Trump. It never happened ... police busted in Saturday and escorted him from the building. 

Law enforcement sources tell us the hotel called police to bounce Otis, so it appears he didn't really fool staffers. He's now been banned from all Trump properties ... for good.

Mariah Carey, James Packer Craziest Prenup Ever!!!

11/5/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1102-mariah-carey-james-packer-tmz-02Mariah Carey and James Packer were negotiating one of the most insane prenups we've ever seen ... and it reads like she's a mail order bride with lots of strings attached.

Before we tell you what it says, we know the negotiations blew up. We're told Mariah's people got the draft from Packer's exec, Robert Rankin, and rejected it as "tacky and insulting."

Among the conditions ... "Except for gifts between them for their engagement, wedding or on birthdays and anniversaries, no item of jewelry and/or personal adornment costing over $250,000 will be deemed a gift unless accompanied by, or promptly followed by, a writing specifically stating 'This is my gift to you.'"

It goes on ... James agreed to purchase certain clothing for Mariah but there's a blank space for them to agree upon a maximum amount he has to shell out. It states ... the clothing is not to be used for business or performing and "Mariah shall provide all clothing for her children."

And there's this ... "James shall cause a credit card(s) to be issued for use by Mariah and staff ... the amount of expenses ... shall not exceed US $____ per calendar month." The amount was blank.

The prenup continues ... "James shall provide the use of one private aircraft, of his selection, for Mariah's personal use, or that of her children and nannies only when James, in his sole discretion, determines it is appropriate to do so."

The central reason why negotiations blew up ... the provision that said "James will pay Mariah, and Mariah shall accept, $6 million dollars per year for each full year of marriage, up to a maximum of $30 million ... adjusted pro-rata on a weekly basis [$151,385 per week]."

Our Mariah sources say she rejected the dollar amount and claims James agreed to a $50 million lump sum if the marriage failed.

So much for love.

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Donald Trump Star Vandal Spider-Man Swoops in, Steals Thunder

11/4/2016 3:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

James Otis, the man who took a pickax to Donald Trump's star, made a new enemy Friday ... the amazing Spider-Man!

This vid is hilarious -- one of those Hollywood Blvd street performers fully jacked the spotlight from Otis, who was trying to discuss his lawsuit against Trump. But street Spidey was just the start of Otis' trouble -- a few more characters, not all in costume, grabbed his mic.

THIS is how ya do a news conference! 

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Bob Odenkirk The Cubs Curse Is Dead ... And It Died Long Ago

10/31/2016 2:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

There's at least one Cubs fan who is still holding out hope the team isn't cursed forever ... Bob Odenkirk ... who says the mystical "Billy Goat Curse" that hung over the franchise is long dead.

We got Bob out in L.A. and, since he's a die-hard Cubbies fan, we wanted to know if he thought there was bad juju still hanging over the squad.

That woulda seemed like a silly question a week ago ... but the team's down 3-2 in the World Series after losing two at home ... and some fans who previously believed are letting old fears creep back in.

Check out the clip -- Bob says those people need not worry ... telling our camera guys the curse that dogged the squad has been gone for a long time now.

NOTE: Bob says not to be worried about the curse ... now the Cleveland Indians ... that's a different story altogether.

Miranda Kerr Intruder Delivered Rambling Love Note Before Attack

10/30/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1028-miranda-kerr-tmz-02The intruder who was shot at Miranda Kerr's home left a bizarre calling card/love letter at the house 2 days before his bloody confrontation ... TMZ has learned.

Our law enforcement sources tell us Shaun Haywood hand-delivered a letter to an employee at Kerr's home, and it was filled with nonsensical phrases. We're told the only thing that was clear from the "jibber-jabber" was Haywood had a thing for Miranda.

The employee who received the letter alerted security, which was immediately increased at the home ... leading up to the bloody confrontation with Kerr's security guard. Our sources say Haywood told cops he believed he was a spirit traveling for thousands of years, and wanted to meet Miranda because she's also a free spirit.

A judge has since issued a protective order for Haywood to stay away from Miranda. He won't be a problem for now, as he's still in police custody. He's been charged with 3 felonies.

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UFC's Josh Samman Dies After Mysterious Coma ... Coroner Confirms

10/5/2016 7:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

1005-mma-josh-samman-gettyupdate_graphic_red_bar8:59 AM PT -- The Broward County Coroner has now confirmed Samman passed away at 7:20 AM on Wednesday. 

As for cause of death, the coroner told us, "It would be hard to suggest anything other than drugs" based on the conditions in which Samman and Kirkingburg were found. 

An autopsy is scheduled -- but there could be delays due to the hurricane in the region. update-grey-gray-barUFC middleweight Josh Samman -- who appeared on "The Ultimate Fighter" -- has died after spending several days in a coma ... this according to his 'Ultimate Fighter' castmate Gilbert Jamal Smith. 

Samman was found unresponsive early Friday morning at an apartment in South Florida. His roommate, Troy Kirkingburg -- an MMA announcer -- was pronounced dead at the scene. 

It's unclear how the two men died. 

There were rumblings that heroin played a role -- but Samman's mother came out and said doctors found no traces of the drug in his system. There were also no signs of foul play according to reports.

Samman was 28. 

Harambe Forever Memorialized ... By Stoners

9/17/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0916-harambe-weed-budder-01Harambe's legacy lives on ... thanks to potheads.

The gorilla that was shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo back in May now has his own marijuana wax -- Harambe OG.

The wax -- a THC concentrate similar to hash -- was created for Natural Remedies, a Colorado dispensary.

The lab manager who made the wax tells us he was blanking on a name, but became inspired by the products in the mix -- Gorilla Glue #4, Deadhead OG and Angel OG. 

Gorilla + Dead + Angel. Ergo, Harambe.

Harambe OG was just released this week, and it's already selling like hotcakes.

#hash

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'Grease' Conspiracy Rumor Killed Sandy Was Alive, Creator Says

9/9/2016 7:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0909-john-travolta-olivia-newton-john-grease-getty-01Sorry "Grease" fans ... Sandy didn't die while Danny tried saving her and the whole film ISN'T her vivid coma fantasy ... according to one of the creators.

Jim Jacobs, who wrote the original book and musical with Warren Casey, is shooting down the conspiracy Sandy was dead during the whole film. He tells TMZ whoever made up the theory must have been on acid.

A theory's been flying around that Danny hadn't been able to save Sandy after someone linked the "Summer Nights" lyrics, "I saved her life she nearly drowned," with the final scene in the movie where the two take off in a flying car.

Jacobs says, although there are differences between the book and the movie, one thing is certain ... Sandy was very much alive and the real phenomenon is that "Grease" is still popular over 40 years later.

Detective Shaq David Beckham Wallet Caper ... Case Closed

9/1/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Who woulda thunk it ... Shaquille O'Neal found a lost wallet on the ground that belonged to none other than ... David Beckham!!

Shaq -- a Florida reserve cop -- stumbled onto the case Monday on the grounds of a hotel in Bev Hills. Check out the vid ... Shaq put his detective skills to good use and delivered a clear message for Becks -- holla at your boy!!!

Beckham was staying at the same hotel, and we're told Shaq beelined it to the front desk and left a message for the soccer star in his room. They met up and Becks got his wallet back.

No word if Shaq got a reward.

Dan Bilzerian's Emojis Boobs, Blow and One Horny Goat

9/1/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0831_dan_bilzerian_emojis_launch_2Apologies to Kim Kardashian and Amber Rose, but Dan Bilzerian's about to blow up their playbook by unleashing a set of R-rated emojis no other celeb would dare to do. Well, maybe Charlie Sheen.

We don't know how he got these past quality control at Apple and Google, but his "Bilzerian's Blitzmoji" set are going live today. Check out the gallery of Dan's faves: chicks, bikinis, guns, drugs, money and Zeus ... his pet goat, not the God.

There's even one honoring that time Dan hurled a porn star off a roof.

Order up, bros ... while you can.

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Drake & Rihanna Guy Behind Website Hoax I Wanted Revenge

8/31/2016 11:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0831-joanne-the-scammer-drake-rihanna-TMZ-INSTAGRAM-01Drake and Rihanna fans went crazy Tuesday when a site -- drakeandrihanna.com -- popped up with a countdown clock ... starting rumors they were releasing a collab together. 

We know now the site is completely fake, and TMZ has learned the hoax was started because Drake pissed off one vengeful fan ... Joanne the Scammer.

0831-joanne-the-scammer-drake-rihanna-website-sub-asset-01Joanne is a character played by Branden Miller. He tells us ... he made the fake site as payback for Drake not taking a selfie with Joanne at the VMAs. Branden claims he got bum-rushed by security when he tried to take the shot.

He says he went home and created the site, which cost about $3k. It blew up, but when people found out it was a hoax he decided to reveal why he did it.

Branden's still pissed, and says he might keep the site up to taunt Drake with other pranks.

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