Celine Dion's voice is top of the game for a reason ... and it's all about silence.
Tony Rock Chris Wanted African Girl to Have Better Life
11/28/2015 6:56 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Rock's brother Tony says Chris wanted the 7-year-old African girl -- at the center of an international controversy -- to become part of his family to give her a better life.
Tony was leaving LAX Friday when he told our photog he considers Ntombi a part of the family.
As we reported, the Rock family brought Ntombi to the U.S. in 2008, when she was just 6 months old. She lived with the family for 7 years, but Chris hasn't seen the child for a year, since he and estranged wife Malaak filed for divorce. Chris says he doesn't know how Malaak got Ntombi into the U.S.
Malaak's lawyer is saying his client is now trying to adopt the girl on the fast track. It's still unclear how she got here in the first place.
Jahlil Okafor Victim I Didn't Heckle Him He Got Rejected By Chicks
11/27/2015 6:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The man who got socked in the face by NBA star Jahlil Okafor says Jahlil is lying about being heckled ... and got violent because he was mad he got rejected by two chicks on the streets of Boston.
The Boston PD says the victim filed a police report Friday morning, claiming Okafor hit him so square in the face, he sustained a cut above his eye that required stitches.
The victim also says Okafor's allegations that he was swarmed by hecklers outside of Storyville nightclub is pure garbage.
The truth, according to the victim, is that Okafor approached two girls that were hanging with the victim and tried to get their numbers. The girls weren't interested, and shot Okafor down.
The victim claims a verbal altercation ensued ... and Okafor became unhinged, eventually rushing at him and punching him in the face ... as you can see in the video first posted by TMZ Sports.
The Boston PD says detectives are "actively investigating the incident" ... but so far no charges have been filed.
As for Okafor, he says he's embarrassed by the incident, but stands by his story that he reacted because he felt threatened by hecklers.
Disney & Marvel You Steal Elsa & Spider-Man ... We'll Sue for MILLIONS!
11/28/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Mickey Mouse, Elsa and some superheroes are in a Venezuelan standoff (like a Mexican one, but further south) with a company accused of putting on a bootleg live Disney show.
Disney says it fired off a cease and desist letter last year to the producers of “Aventura Congeladas” (translation: “Frozen Adventure”) ... demanding they kill all marketing and promotion of the show because it jacked mouse house characters.
The producers complied at first, but in a new lawsuit Disney says the show eventually started up again under a new name -- "Vacaciones de Aventuras" (translation: "Adventure Holidays") -- and added Marvel heroes like Spider-Man and Captain America.
Of course, Disney owns Marvel, so for them that's no bueno ... hence, the lawsuit.
Check out a clip of the live production -- Iron Man, Thor, Princesses Elsa and Anna, Olaf and many more make cameos. Disney's lawsuit demands millions for use of its trademarks.
They won't dejalo ir! (That's "let it go" for the gringos.)
'RHOC' Star Gretchen Rossi This Laser's Like an ... Eraser To My Face
11/28/2015 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
They say no beauty without pain, but Gretchen Rossi barely broke a sweat going under the laser.
It's crazy to watch ... you can see the before and after instantly as she undergoes a procedure called coolaser. It looks like it's gotta hurt -- as the beam wipes away sun damage -- but Gretchen barely flinches.
Dr. Simon Ourian, who did Gretchen's treatment, tells us it took about 10 minutes and will take 2 days before she's camera ready. Several other 'Housewives' -- Lisa Vanderpump, Lisa Rinna and Kim Zolciak -- have gone under the beam.
Coolaser will set you back $5k -- more than the average boob job.
Not that we're pushing one procedure over the other. Just sayin' ...
TMZ Staff Picks What's Your Favorite Dog?!
11/28/2015 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Celebrity Scramble GUESS WHO!
11/28/2015 7:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Yasiel Puig Insane Bar Brawl ...After MLB Star Pushes Sister
11/27/2015 3:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Yasiel Puig was involved in a massive brawl at a Miami bar after the Dodgers star got physical with his sister and struck several staffers ... TMZ Sports has learned.
We spoke with employees at Blue Martini in Miami, who tell us Puig was drinking with his sister Wednesday night when they got into a heated argument ... and things escalated when he pushed her.
Bar staffers immediately rushed over to break it up, but Puig turned on them ... getting physical with several staffers.
The crew was eventually able to get Puig outside where they say he brutally sucker punched the manager, setting off a brawl.
Several staffers rushed in to help ... jumping all over Yasiel until he was restrained.
We're told cops responded, but Puig was not arrested. Staffers are considering whether to press charges.
We reached out to Puig's camp, so far no word back.
3:45PM PT -- TMZ Sports spoke to a rep for the City of Miami PD who tells us a report was filed which notes Yasiel Puig suffered a "swollen left eye, and bumps and bruises to the face."
The report also says a bouncer suffered "a busted lip."
Cops say they believe the incident was "mutual combat" and both sides have told them charges will not be pressed.
Joe Jonas I'm Not a Homeowner No More
11/27/2015 1:27 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Joe Jonas pocketed more than enough money to throw a Thanksgiving feast in his new rental, because we've learned he just sold his Hollywood Hills home.
Joe was living at the base of the Hills in WeHo, but after a year of home ownership he decided to move on. He sold the 3 bedroom house with the help of WEA real estate co. for $2,895,000 ... the asking price.
Joe didn't do badly. He bought the house for $2,595,000, so with real estate commissions and whatever improvements he made, he did fine.
He's living in an Airbnb while he decides on his next move.
Black Friday Fights Don't Fall in Love with a Steamer!!!
11/27/2015 7:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Maybe the best fight of the year broke out in a Walmart over steamers ... and you will watch this at least 3 times.
The big shopping day was either marred or graced -- you choose -- by another altercation at the St. Matthews Mall in Louisville Kentucky, where 2 dudes went head-to-head over bargains.
Black Friday ... way more entertaining than the AMAs.
Jared Leto Makes Nice with Angry Neighbors ... Offers Peace Pie
11/27/2015 7:21 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jared Leto used the tried and true way to win over the neighbors who had an ax to grind with him .... he sent them all pumpkin pies.
TMZ broke the story, Jared had a crazy Halloween party shortly after moving in to his Laurel Canyon neighborhood in L.A., pissing off neighbors. They said his guests "wreaked havoc" in the neighborhood, and one person even called him a "d***" for not getting guests a shuttle service.
But pies from Whole Foods are the way to make things right, and we're guessing it worked.
Patti LaBelle Invites Pie Guy to Thanksgiving ... With Strings Attached
11/27/2015 6:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Patti Labelle showed her gratitude to the guy who helped make her sweet potato pies a sensation ... but apparently the invitation came with a condition.
The video is hilarious ... Patti and James are together at Patti's home in Philly, and they're singing up a storm. But notice they're both holding one of her sweet potato pies ... the ones that flew off the shelves at Walmart after James sang its delicious praises.
Patti took some heat after telling our photog her pie success was all her doing, not James'.