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Stormy Daniels Gets Her Own Day in WeHo ... And a Key to the City!!!

5/22/2018 5:44 PM PDT
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The Royal Wedding might be over, but Stormy Daniels is getting royal treatment of her own from West Hollywood for her fight against Trump ... including receiving a key to the city.

The adult film star is being honored at Chi Chi La Rue's in WeHo Wednesday, May 23 -- which the city's proclaimed "Stormy Daniels Day" -- by Mayor John J. Duran and members of the City Council.

Stormy's set to get a city proclamation and key to the city in recognition for her leadership in the #RESIST movement, and for having "courage by speaking truth to power even under threats to her safety and extreme intimidation."

Her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, adds ... "We should all thank Stormy for her courage and fortitude through this process!"

"Stormy Daniels Day" celebrations won't stop after her honor, though ... they'll just moves across the street to The Abbey later that night.

'Yanny' vs. 'Laurel' Mystery Solved!!!

5/16/2018 9:14 AM PDT
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The "Yanny" vs. "Laurel" debate has torn friends, families and the Internet apart ... and we finally have the definitive answer as to what the recording REALLY says.

** SPOILER ALERT BELOW THAT WILL END ALL ARGUMENTS **

Ok, enough debate. It's Laurel.

According to the guy who originally posted the audio -- Redditor RolandCamry -- he recorded the robotic pronounciation of the word "Laurel" from vocabulary.com. Roland says he recorded the audio off his speakers, which caused the distortion.

Roland tells TMZ ... he and a friend were simply surfing vocabulary.com when they came across the word. He says he heard "Laurel," but his friend heard "Yanny" ... and that's why they posted the clip online to spark a bigger conversation.

Audio experts have said the reason people hear it differently is because everyone hears frequencies differently. They also blamed the crappy quality of the recording for the distortion.

Anyway, now ya know. Sooooo, technically -- suck it, "Yanny" people.

Kobayashi Smashes Chugging Contest ... Shames TMZ Photog

4/29/2018 12:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Takeru Kobayashi -- one of the greatest eaters in the history of man -- can chug. 

He's already dominated everything from wieners to cow brains to soba noodles, but when we saw the human garbage disposal in NYC this week, our guy wanted to test his liquid skills! 

Chug-off. 

Right there. On the spot. In front of everyone. 

Warning: Careful with the drinking contests at home. Overhydration can be seriously dangerous. Look it up.

Of course, Kobayashi accepted the challenge and proceeded to destroy the TMZ photog in front of everyone ... and it's honestly pretty impressive. 

Patton Oswalt Late Wife's Book Helps Nab 'Golden State Killer' Suspect

4/25/2018 9:21 AM PDT

Patton Oswalt can do a small victory dance in his late wife's honor because her posthumously released crime book might've led to the arrest of an alleged serial killer and rapist ... known as the Golden State Killer.

Cops in the Sacramento area arrested 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo early Wednesday morning, and booked him for 2 murders they believe are linked to a string of unsolved killings, rapes and home burglaries in California in the '70s and '80s.

Michelle McNamara, Patton's late wife, referred to DeAngelo as the main suspect in the case in her book, "I'll Be Gone in the Dark." Patton helped finish the book with Michelle's co-author after she died in 2016. As Patton put it after hearing about the arrest, "You got him, Michelle."

Police haven't confirmed yet, but people who cover the case think Michelle's book started a new push to make an arrest in the cold case.

Sean Spicer Reuniting With A Trump ... In Wax

4/24/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Sean Spicer is back to repping a Trump, but this time it's the First Lady, Melania, as a wax figure at Madame Tussauds in New York City. 

Spicer is launching the "Give Melania a Voice" experience at the wax museum this Wednesday. It's Madame Tussauds' first wax figure of the First Lady and it'll be interactive, which might explain why Spicer is doing the honor. 

Visitors will be able to tweet on Melania's behalf from a tweeting station nearby, which will then go live to a FLOMT (First Lady of Madame Tussauds) account. 

Spicer will also participate in a Q&A at the unveiling about his time in the White House, but is keeping it short, just like an ol' White House press conference. The whole event is expected to last 15 minutes.

Ex 'Smallville' Star Arrested for Sex Cult Ties

4/20/2018 12:00 PM PDT
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2:45 PM PT -- Mack entered a plea of not guilty and was ordered detained by the judge. There will be a hearing to determine her bail on Monday. 

12:25 PM PT -- Mack has been indicted on sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and conspiracy to commit forced labor charges. According to the legal docs ... Mack recruited and persuaded young women to join a secret organization called "DOS" or the "Vow" under the guise of a women's empowerment group.

Mack allegedly forced women into sex slavery and took "collateral" from them in the form of compromising photos and recorded confessions of past crimes in order to blackmail them into staying in DOS for life.

According to the docs ... Mack directed the women to have sex with Raniere and required them to remain celibate, not masturbate and grow out their pubic hair to please Raniere. Mack also allegedly made the DOS slaves participate in "readiness" drills, which required them to respond to their masters anytime -- day or night.

The women were allegedly sleep-deprived and starved to the point of their menstrual cycles stopping. All of this is believed to have gone down between February 2016 and June 2017.

Brooklyn federal prosecutors are recommending Mack's bail be extremely high, because they believe she's a flight risk with considerable ties in Mexico. 

If convicted, Mack faces between 15 years and life in prison.

Allison Mack -- best known for playing Chloe Sullivan on "Smallville" -- has been arrested for her connection to the case involving the alleged leader of a sex cult called Nxivm.

The actress was arrested by the FBI, according to NYC law enforcement sources, and is due to appear in federal court in Brooklyn Friday. It's unclear what charges she is facing so far.

As we reported ... Mack was on the scene last month in Mexico when cops took Keith Raniere into custody in Puerto Vallarta, where he fled last year. He co-founded a purported self-help group called Nxivm ... which authorities now believe is a cult that forces women into sex slavery -- after they're branded with his and Mack's initials.

Mack is believed to be second in command to Raniere, who was extradited to the U.S. to face charges for sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit forced labor. 

WWE Gets Restraining Order Against Poop-Smearing Fan

4/19/2018 11:44 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The WWE got an emergency restraining order against an obsessed fan who carried out a poop-smearing attack on a WWE training facility ... fearing he would strike again. 

TMZ Sports has obtained court docs showing Vince McMahon's company had a very real fear of Armando Alejandro Montalvo -- who's allegedly been harassing the company since 2015. 

According to the court docs, Montalvo smeared his own feces all over the walls at the WWE Training Center in Orlando back in July 2015. 

He continued his bizarre campaign against the company in the following days ... wearing makeshift wrestling costumes, banging on the doors and threatening staffers.

On at least one occasion, he was subdued by cops at gunpoint. 

In March 2018, Montalvo again surfaced at a WWE event venue in Florida and began harassing employees -- screaming, "My new wrestling nickname is Generation Flex because my d*ck and my balls is bigger than Generation Ex."

WWE says they learned Montalvo posted an Instagram message on April 4 cryptically threatening WWE wrestlers and staff -- and rushed to court to get an immediate restraining order against him because they fear he's a serious threat. 

WWE says Montalvo has also threatened to use his own semen in a biological attack. 

Court records show the restraining order was granted. 

Still, Montalvo continues to post videos on social media harassing WWE wrestlers. 

Sarah Silverman Real Reason Trump's Pissed About 'Golden Showers' ...

4/13/2018 8:03 AM PDT

Sarah Silverman has her own theory on why she thinks President Trump is so worried about the golden showers dossier referenced in James Comey's new book ... and it's got nothing to do with Melania.

We got Sarah leaving Craig's Thursday night in WeHo and straight-up asked her why she thinks 45 was so upset over the so-called Christopher Steele dossier, which claims Trump watched prostitutes urinate on a hotel mattress "as a way of soiling the bed."

Comey wrote in his book claiming Trump ranted to him "if there's even a one percent chance my wife thinks that's true, that's terrible." Silverman thinks Trump was trying to cover up, but not because of Melania. Nyet! 

Kim & Kanye Old Bel-Air Home ... New Owner Embroiled in War!!!

4/10/2018 5:09 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's former Bel-Air home is the scene of a nasty war ... between the new owner and a woman who claims to be her tenant. 

Marina Acton -- who plunked down $17.8 million in November for Kim and Kanye's mansion -- is being accused in new legal docs of harassing Deeona Capital. Deeona says Acton has been downright vengeful, cutting off the water and power, bullying her and threatening her family.

According to the docs ... the harassing behavior's been going strong since late March, and the woman claims Acton and her cronies have also damaged her personal belongings and tampered with her mailbox and Internet connection.

Here's where it gets stranger ... sources close to Acton tell us the woman -- who filed the legal docs asking for a restraining order against Acton -- is her former assistant whom she fired and who has now turned into a squatter.

Our sources say Marina offered to rent the place out to the alleged tenant for $55k per month -- but hasn't received a penny -- so she's ordered Capital to get the hell out. She's even called the police but so far Capital, her spouse and sister won't budge.  

We broke the story ... Kim and Kanye sold the mansion to Acton, a rich Ukrainian philanthropist, for a huge profit.

Meghan Markle Her Old Psychic Saw London in Her Stars ... Before Harry Met Meghan

4/10/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Meghan Markle was destined for London even before she met her fiance Prince Harry -- at least according to her former psychic.

Richard Win, Meghan's longtime psychic, tells us, during his last session with her just months before she met Harry, he forecast Great Britain would loom large in Meghan's life.

Win told her, "I see you in London with a lot of British people" to which Meghan responded, "I love London ... I love British people." We're told Meghan was seeing someone else at the time, and that once she hooked up with Harry ... she emailed Win to tell him she had met someone new .. from England!

Win also says Meghan was highly intelligent and poised, noting she wasn't hungry for fame. He says her engagement to Harry couldn't happen to a nicer person.

For a full rundown and analysis on Meghan's solid fortune reading, check out TMZ's podcast "Spilling Royal Tea." 

Cleveland Kidnapping Survivor Tells Dr. Phil 'I'm Married!!!'

4/9/2018 3:15 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Michelle Knight -- the woman who was kidnapped in Cleveland and held captive for 11 years after going missing in 2002 -- is now a happily married woman ... TMZ has learned.

36-year-old Michelle -- now known as Lily Rose -- gleefully revealed the news on "Dr. Phil" in an episode set to air later this month. Michelle married a 39-year-old man named Miguel. Turns out ... she's been hitched since May 2015 -- 2 years after she was freed from captivity.

Michelle was 1 of 3 women who were chained and tortured for more than a decade by Ariel Castro, who was indicted on a total of 977 counts, including 512 counts of kidnapping, 446 counts of rape and 2 counts of aggravated murder for termination of another's pregnancy.

Castro was eventually sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole before he committed suicide in his prison cell in 2013. 

Michelle wrote about her experience 4 years ago in "Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed." She has a new book titled 'Life After Darkness.'

The episode of "Dr. Phil" airs April 24.

'Big Brother 2' Winner Dr. Will Kirby to the Rescue ... Twice!!!

4/7/2018 2:46 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Dr. Will Kirby, known for being one of the best 'Big Brother' winners of all time, scored a 2-for-1 deal at the movies Friday night -- see one film ... help save 2 lives.

Sources at Cinemark Playa Vista in L.A. tell us ... the Doc was with his wife watching "Blockers" when people began screaming in the middle of it and the lights came on. We're told they were shouting for medical assistance for a man having a seizure in the front row.

Dr. Will sprinted down and stabilized the man for about 20 minutes until EMS showed up and took him to the hospital. We're told management then addressed the crowd, Will got a standing ovation ... and they played the second half of the film.

That's a lot of action already, but it didn't stop there. We're told as Will was leaving, theater workers caught him and asked if he could help care for a girl who was seeing "A Quiet Place" who'd also suffered a seizure. Dr. Will stepped up again and stabilized her until help arrived ... and got another standing O.

We spoke to Kirby, who tells us ... "It was an amazing feeling to put my skills to use ... and unbelievably refreshing to see how positive, helpful and truly concerned all the moviegoers were. People were helping in any way possible to complete strangers, which was inspiring."

He also says Cinemark hooked him up with a bunch of free movie passes.

Quentin Tarantino Kid at Heart ... Hops on Mini Mystery Machine

4/7/2018 11:58 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Quentin Tarantino's no stranger to pushing the envelope ... and that applies to the age limits on rides meant for children.

The famous director was seen at a Super A Foods market in L.A. Friday afternoon, and couldn't resist a ride on the coin-operated kiddie ride in front ... which happened to be a mini-version of Scooby-Doo's Mystery Machine.

We're told it looked like Tarantino was at the grocery store with other Hollywood types scouting for a movie. He hasn't made a film since 2015's "The Hateful Eight" ... but he's been linked to an upcoming 'Star Trek' and a third installment of the 'Kill Bill' franchise.

It's unclear if Quentin's kiddie ride experience was part of the scouting or not.

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