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Kendall Jenner & Blake Griffin Hard to Hide We're Hanging Out

8/14/2017 7:08 AM PDT

OK, something's up between Kendall Jenner and Blake Griffin because they're hanging out for the second time in less than a week.

Kendall and Blake grabbed dinner at Craig's Sunday night in WeHo. It appears they jumped in separate whips but were seen together inside the joint. Just last week, they left Avenue Nightclub in Hollywood and jumped in the same limo.

No word on whether Kendall kicked A$AP Rocky to the curb and rebounded with the NBA superstar. Same goes for Blake ... who last September welcomed his second child with Brynn Cameron.

Where there's smoke ... 

Cristiano Ronaldo Gets 5 Game Ban ... Can't Push Refs, Bro

8/14/2017 6:59 AM PDT
Breaking News

Even Cristiano Ronaldo can't get away with putting his hands a ref -- and just got hit with a 5 game ban for throwing a hissy fit at the Supercopa De Espana. 

After CR7 stormed the pitch and banged a quick goal in the 2nd half of Real Madrid's battle with Barcelona -- he was tripped up by Samuel Umtiti in a run a few minutes later and blew up at the refs for not penalizing the guy. 

Ronaldo threw a mini-tantrum and shoved the ref from behind -- which YOU CAN'T DO, EVER!

Ronaldo already had a yellow card for taking his shirt off during his goal earlier in the match. 

Dude's in shape. 

Charlottesville Massacre Captured on Drone Video

8/14/2017 6:48 AM PDT

New footage of the carnage in Charlottesville was captured by drone video.

You see the crowd scramble as the burgundy vehicle is propelled into the intersection after James Alex Fields rams it from behind.

One person was killed and 19 were injured in what was almost certainly a terrorist attack.

Fields has been charged with second-degree murder. He has aligned himself with the neo-Nazi movement over the years. His mother said after the attack, she knew he was going to the rally which she thought "had something to do with Trump ... Trump's not a supremacist."

Shonda Rhimes Goodbye, ABC ... Hello, Netflix!

8/14/2017 6:38 AM PDT

Shonda Rhimes is down with Netflix and chill ... the megaproducer is leaving ABC and taking her talents to the streaming service in a blockbuster deal.

Shonda -- the creator of "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and "How to Get Away with Murder" -- will take her ShondaLand production team to Netflix in a multi-year deal. It's unclear how much Netflix paid to swoop her away from the Disney-owned company, but she'll be getting more than she got at ABC.

While 'Grey's' and her other shows will remain airing on ABC, Shonda will develop new projects exclusively for Netflix, as first reported by The Wall Street Journal.

Shonda's the latest producer to bail from broadcast TV to Netflix. Chuck Lorre, the brainchild behind "Two and a Half Men" and "Big Bang Theory," is there as well. Jenji Kohan, the creator of "Orange is the New Black" and "Weeds" also jumped ship.  

Ric Flair Hospitalized 'We Need Your Prayers'

8/14/2017 5:40 AM PDT
Breaking News

Pro wrestling icon Ric Flair has been hospitalized -- and it sounds serious. 

The Nature Boy's reps confirmed the 68-year-old was hospitalized over the weekend -- but Legacy Talent Agency insisted it was for "routine monitoring" and there was "no reason to panic."

But things changed by Sunday night, when the reps posted, "We need your prayers, positive energy, and well wishes for our Living Legend as he is dealing with some tough medical issues."

The agency has not said exactly what those medical issues are. 

Flair was reportedly admitted to the ICU with "heart-related issues," according to ProWrestlingSheet.com.

We just saw Flair out back in May -- and he told us not to let terrorists scare them away from sporting events. 

He's also been campaigning for his friend Kane, who's running for mayor in Tennessee. 

Mel B Life Imitates Art I'm Dating a Beverly Hills Cop!!!

8/14/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mel B is either smitten or paying homage to baby daddy Eddie Murphy, because she's dating the guy he played in one of his iconic movies ... a Beverly Hills cop.

Sources in the know tell us she's been seeing a guy on the Beverly Hills PD for a few months.  She's moved at lightening speed ... splitting with husband Stephen only months before she started dating the officer.

They met through mutual friends.  She started dating him immediately and it took only a matter of weeks before he was staying at her home 5 - 6 nights a week.  She's nuts about him.

This is a little eerie. Our sources say one of the reasons she likes him around so much is that he carries a gun, and she's scared of estranged hubby Stephen Belafonte.  TMZ broke the story, Mel B has a restraining order against Belafonte, and one of her concerns is that she says he has a gun he's not allowed to possess because of a prior crime.

They're keeping the relationship "low key" ... both for his sake and hers.  We're told his life is "complicated."  But that hasn't stopped him, however, for showing up to tapings of "America's Got Talent" -- in plain clothes.  He has also accompanied her to a number of social engagements.

Not everyone in Mel B's life thinks it's a swell idea she's dating the guy ... partly because of him and partly because she just got out of a bad relationship.

Still ... there's something symmetrical about Mel B going for a Beverly Hills Cop.

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Chumlee Threatens to Sue Candy Man

8/14/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chumlee's in a battle for the domain name domination over his candy store ... and winning won't be as easy as taking candy from a baby.

The "Pawn Stars" star had his lawyers fire off a letter to Patrick Keys -- the current owner of chumleescandy.com and chumleescandyontheblvd.com -- threatening to take legal action if he doesn't hand over the rights to the sites. Keys has no association to the brick and mortar store that Chumlee opened 2 months ago in Vegas.

Keys tells TMZ ... he's been making his living for 20 years buying and selling domain names, and when news broke in May that Chumlee was opening the candy store ... he made a smart business move by swiping the domains. He says he tried contacting Chumlee several times to work out a deal for the names, but never heard back.

Chumlee's legal team's not having it. His rep tells us ... cybersquatter Keys jacked their trademarks while Chumlee was in the process of planning a site ... and that's why the cease and desist letter.

Gilbert Arenas I Might Join BIG3 League 'Hopefully Next Year'

8/14/2017 12:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ice Cube is one step closer to adding "Agent 0" to his BIG3 league -- with Gilbert Arenas telling TMZ Sports he's seriously considering joining up.

35-year-old Arenas was promoting his Life Water company at 7/11 in L.A. this week when he told us he's been in talks with Cube's 3-on-3 league about signing on for next season. 

In fact, Arenas says he's hoping the two sides can work out a sponsorship deal where his beverage company can be the official drink of the league. 

But even if that doesn't work out, Arenas says he'd still consider lacing up -- most likely because he has friends like Kenyon Martin who are having a blast getting back on the court. 

As for Gilbert, he's been staying in basketball shape -- constantly posting workout videos from the gym ... and it's impressive stuff.

Teen Actor Griffin Gluck High School's Great But ... I'm Making HUGE TV Money!!!

8/14/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Actor Griffin Gluck is growing up and cashing checks ... scoring a sweet contract to play a high schooler on Netflix's new true crime satire, "American Vandal."

Griffin -- known for playing family son roles on movies like "Just Go With It" and "Why Him?" and the TV show "Private Practice" -- landed the series regular role of Sam on the upcoming mockumentary ... at a rate of $7,500 per episode.

Gluck's in all 8 eps ... so that comes out to $60k. Not bad for a 16-year-old.

It gets better -- if 'American Vandal' gets picked up for a second season, he gets a pay hike -- $10k an ep ... and $12,500 if there's a season 3.

You go, Griff.

The show premieres September 15.

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Lt. Howard Hunter on 'Hill Street Blues' 'Memba Him?!

8/14/2017 12:30 AM PDT

James Sikking is best known for playing the pipe-smoking funny man Lieutenant Howard Hunter -- along side Daniel Travanti and Michael Warren -- in the long running '80s drama 'Hill Street Blues.' Guess what he looks like now!

Joe Bologna Dead at 82

8/13/2017 6:19 PM PDT
Breaking News

Oscar-nominated screenwriter and actor Joe Bologna died this weekend ... TMZ has learned.

Joe -- most known for roles in "My Favorite Year" and "Transylvania 6-5000" died Sunday in Duarte, CA surrounded by family and friends ... according to a statement.

He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 3 years ago, but succumbed to the disease in recent months.

Joe helped write and starred in a number of films and shows over his 60 year career, including titles such as "Blame it on Rio," "Big Daddy," and "Ice Age: The Meltdown." He also starred in "What Now, Catherine Curtis?" alongside Lucille Ball as well as the TV musical sitcom "Rags to Riches."

His writing credits are attached to projects like "Woman of the Year," "Lovers and Other Strangers," "Paradise," "Good Penny" and many others.

Earlier this year, Bologna received the Night of 100 Stars Oscar Gala Lifetime Achievement Award to celebrate his work in Hollywood.

Joe is survived by his wife, Renée Taylor, and his son, Gabriel. He was 82.

RIP

Tom Cruise No Wonder He's Hurt ... Tried 'MI:6' Stunt at Least Twice

8/13/2017 5:47 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tom Cruise's injuries on the set of "Mission Impossible 6" might be more severe than previously thought ... 'cause he tried and failed his building stunt jump at least twice.

TMZ has obtained a second video showing Tom Sunday attempting to clear a building with one giant hop during filming for "MI:6" ... and like the first clip, he fails here too -- this time perhaps more miserably.

The hit against the side of the building sounds crushing -- and considering he tried this at least twice -- it raises questions as to how seriously he's hurt ... and whether this might affect the rest of production. 

We've placed a call in to Tom's reps and Paramount Pictures ... so far no word back. 


'Bachelor' Winner Vienna Girardi Miscarried Twins

8/13/2017 4:52 PM PDT

"Bachelor" winner Vienna Girardi announced tragic news this weekend about the miscarriage of her twin daughters.

Vienna -- who won Jake Pavelka's season of "The Bachelor" in 2010 -- took to Facebook Sunday to reveal she suffered a miscarriage earlier this month while pregnant with her twins, who were only 18 weeks along in her pregnancy.

In the post, Vienna details what happened by saying one of her twins showed signs for Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome -- when one twin takes more nutrients than the other while developing.

She went on to say ... "They said that it did look like it had improved over the last week though. Unfortunately, that was not the case and that evening my water broke due to the amniotic sacs rupturing. I spent the next 2 days in the hospital trying everything to save them." 

She lost her twins on August 5, and had to have emergency surgery herself ... leaving her in the ICU for 4 days. She said if she hadn't gone into labor early, she'd be risking her own life due to possible infection in her uterus. 

RIP

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