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Dakota Fanning Parents Split ... Hot Dad Back on the Market

10/27/2016 3:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1027-dakota-fanning-parents-tmz-getty-ffn-01Dakota Fanning's mom and dad are done after almost 27 years ... TMZ has learned. 

Dakota's dad, Steven Fanning, just filed for divorce from his wife, Heather, citing irreconcilable differences. Their kids are both of age, so child support isn't an issue -- Dakota's 22, Elle is 18. 

As for spousal support, it's as a bit of a mystery ... Steve didn't check any boxes asking for support from Heather. 

That said, he says he still needs to figure out how he and Heather are going to split their property. But we're guessing this stud will be just fine when it's all said and done.

Mariah Carey Packer 'Mentally Unstable' and 'Violent'

10/27/2016 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1027_mariah_carey_james_packer_tmz_gettyJames Packer "is not in his right mind" ... so claim people who Mariah Carey has downloaded with info about her bitter breakup.

Our Mariah sources tell us, "she had to leave him" and he hasn't been "present for her" in a couple of months. They call James "mentally unstable."

Even more serious ... the sources say the last straw for the relationship was that he got "violent" a month ago on a yacht in Greece.

TMZ broke the story ... Mariah claimed Packer was really terrible to her assistant on the boat, and that sent her packing.

Packer's camp tells TMZ ... Mariah's allegations are "simply untrue."

Mariah Carey, James Packer Done for Good Bad Blood Flows

10/27/2016 2:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1027-mariah-carey-james-packer-tmz-getty-02Mariah Carey and James Packer are not only broken up for good, there is extreme animosity between the two ... sources connected with the former couple tell TMZ.

TMZ broke the story ... the relationship was turbulent for a long time, but the last straw was a yacht trip to Greece a month ago, when James allegedly did something to Mariah's assistant ... or so she says.

We're told James' version of events is radically different from Mariah's ... and behind the scenes there's tremendous bitterness on both sides.

Although details of the breakup are still sketchy, one thing we know ... it's over.

Alec Baldwin Lawsuit Too Late to Bitch About 'Fake' Art ... Says Gallery Owner

10/27/2016 1:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1027-alec-baldwin-TMZ-01It's a case of too bad, so sad for Alec Baldwin ... according to the art gallery owner he's suing for selling him a "fake" painting. 

Mary Boone responded to Baldwin's suit, saying the actor waited more than 6 years to file the suit over "Sea and Mirror" -- the Ross Bleckner painting Boone's gallery sold him for $190k. In docs, Boone's legal team says the statute of limitations has run out, so Baldwin's got no beef ... legally speaking.

Further, she claims Baldwin committed tax fraud. Boone's attorneys claim he should have paid $16,625 in NY city and state tax on the painting, but instead had it "shipped momentarily" to his Cali home, then back to his NYC pad.

Translation: He has unclean hands in this deal, and therefore shouldn't be pointing fingers at her in court.

Boone says she's not conceding Alec's counterfeit claims are true ... she's just not addressing it because his lawsuit's too late. She's asking the court to toss the case.


Mariah, James Packer Something Really Bad Happened in Greece

10/27/2016 11:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1027-mariah-carey-james-packer-tmz-gettyMariah Carey and James Packer haven't seen each other or spoken for more than a month, after something happened during their vacation on a yacht in Greece ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected with Mariah claim James did "something really bad" involving her assistant. The sources would not elaborate but we're told after the alleged incident Mariah bailed on the vacation, got off the boat and returned to L.A.

As we reported, the couple has broken up, at least for now. 


Rob Kardashian Suspect in Criminal Threat Investigation

10/27/2016 11:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1027-rob-kardashian-pilot-jones-blac-chyna-tmz-instagram-04update_graphic_red_bar1:36 PM PT -- Blac just went off on Pilot, saying the photo in question was taken over 2 years ago. Blac's adamant she never slept with Pilot and adds that the entire ordeal is a ploy to drum up hype for his new track.update_grey_gray_barRob Kardashian is under criminal investigation for allegedly threatening a man with some pretty close ties to Blac Chyna.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... Rob allegedly physically threatened Pilot Jones, who's been hanging with Blac Chyna. We're told Rob threatened to do Pilot harm.

The allegations come on the heels of photos that surfaced showing Blac and Pilot making out. 

We're told Pilot is scared, partly because of a string of text messages, which include Rob telling Pilot, "Leave my wife alone. I'm not playing with you."

Our law enforcement sources say, there are other texts in which Rob generally threatens Pilot with physical harm if he doesn't stay away from Blac Chyna, although as one source says, the threat is "a little murky and general."

We've learned LAPD's Threat Management Unit is investigating. 

In other news...

Kylie Jenner Warns Against VERY DANGEROUS 'Kylie Lip Kits'

Kylie Jenner has a GIANT warning for all of her fans and Kylie Cosmetics customers -- How awful!


Donald Trump We Got Your Star Right Here ... Part of It, Anyway

10/27/2016 10:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1027-donald-trump-emblem-cops-james-otis-tmzLAPD officers got their hands on a piece of Donald Trump's Walk of Fame star ... which had been stashed away after vandal James Otis destroyed it.

Cops recovered the brass emblem with the TV icon from Trump's star at a home in the San Fernando Valley. Law enforcement sources tell us Otis had given it to a family member for safekeeping. He gave up the location during questioning.

As we first reported ... cops nabbed Otis Thursday morning in West Hollywood and he's being booked for felony vandalism. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce says the star is worth $30,000.

As for Trump's nameplate -- it was mostly obliterated during Otis' attack, and he says he did not take the pieces.


Sia 'Naked and Afraid' Star Horsing Around for 'Cheap Thrills'

10/27/2016 9:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sia and Halloween make grown men and mini horses do weird things.  

"Naked and Afraid XL" star Jake Nodar recreated Sia's "Cheap Thrills" video with his 6-year-old stallion, Tyrion, after seeing her in concert inspired him to dress up as one of Sia's dancers for Halloween.

Jake, who's a horse trainer by day, admits Tyrion is a bit of an attention whore ... and sure enough he busted out some killer dance moves in the vid. It's debatable which of them has better bangs.

Sia's a huge animal lover so we're guessing she'll love this kinda horseplay.


Donald Trump's Star Vandal Arrested

10/27/2016 7:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1027-james-otis-Facebook-trump-star-01The guy who destroyed Donald Trump's Walk of Fame star got busted by cops Thursday morning.

LAPD tracked down James Otis in West Hollywood as he was leaving a home, and took him into custody. We're told he was cooperative as officers arrested him for felony vandalism.

Otis was planning to hold a news conference in a few hours ... then turn himself in to cops, but LAPD clearly wasn't down for his dog and pony show.

As we reported ... Otis took a pickax to Trump's star early Wednesday. He came on "TMZ Live" a few hours later to confess and explain why he had it out for the GOP candidate. 

In other news...

Kendall Jenner & Gigi Hadid's HORRIBLE Photoshop Fail -- SO EMBARRASSING!

This is sooooo ridiculous -- how could they let this out to for the world to see?!


Kim Kardashian Concierge in Robbery ... Something's Hinky

10/27/2016 7:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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102716_kim_k_concierge_primaryKim Kardashian's concierge has told a story fundamentally different from the one Kim told cops ... raising the question, what really happened when the Paris robbery went down?

The concierge -- who was taken to Kim's apartment during the robbery -- appeared on "Entertainment Tonight" and said the robbers never asked for her ring or jewelry. Concierge Abdulrahman says the robbers kept asking for "l'argent" ... French for money, and Kim thought they wanted the ring.

Click here... it's not over yet

Mariah Carey, James Packer Done for Now ... Maybe for Good

10/27/2016 6:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1026-mariah-carey-james-packer-tmz-04Mariah Carey and James Packer have called it quits, but from what we're hearing the door is not completely shut ... yet.

Sources connected with Mariah's reality show tell TMZ, the show has been chronicling the relationship, which has been plagued with "issues" between the 2.

Our sources say what may have been the deal breaker for Packer came when she had some sort of rendezvous with one of the dancers in her Vegas show ... something that is on video for the reality show.

We're told James hated the reality show from the get-go and it became a major source of conflict.

Women's Day in Australia is reporting James dumped Mariah in part over her "extravagant spending."

It sure seemed like something was amiss over the weekend when Nick Cannon showed up for Mariah's Halloween party but Packer was a no-show. They said it was because Halloween parties were not his thing ... it's possible neither is Mariah anymore.



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Johnny Depp's EXTREME Weight Loss

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Donald Trump Get Real, Haters ... Hillary WEnt MIA for Adele

10/27/2016 6:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Donald Trump came on strong Thursday calling George Stephanopoulos a hater who is so blinded by his former bosses he doesn't see his own hypocrisy. 

The 'GMA' host asked Trump about taking time off the campaign trail Wednesday to open his new Washington D.C. hotel. Trump bristled, saying how insane it was to be asked such a question when the media cooed that Hillary took Tuesday night off to see an Adele concert.

Trump also made it clear ... the hotel's grand opening was actually political, in the sense he brought the project in on time and under budget ... something that generally doesn't happen in other buildings on Pennsylvania Ave.


2016 Election California Celebs Snap a Pic at the Polls, Go to Prison, Maybe

10/27/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1026_CELEBS_AT_THE_POLLS_instagram_tumblr-launch-2Justin Timberlake may have skated by taking an illegal selfie of his ballot at the Tennessee polls, but if celebs in Hollywood snap their ballots they could be in peril ... as in FELONY peril.

Most people don't know it, but there's a dusty old California law that makes it illegal for a voter to disclose their ballot choices at the polls. The law was passed 125 years ago, but it's still in effect and the punishment is up to 4 YEARS IN PRISON.

The law Timberlake violated pales by comparison. If prosecutors went after him, the most he'd get is 30 days in the pokey.

Now here's the weird part. The good folks in Sacramento just passed a law that will allow people to take selfies at the polls and display their choices to the world. The logic ... it encourages people to vote. Problem is ... the new law doesn't take effect until January 1, 2017.

So, what to do? We did some digging and couldn't find a single case where a voter was prosecuted.

We called the L.A. County D.A. and asked if they would let celebs and others skate if they dare disclose their preferences at the polls. The D.A. would not say one way or the other ... an official said they will not comment on "hypotheticals."

So, Barbra Streisand, Scooter Braun, Ellen DeGeneres, Lady Gaga, Jamie Foxx and George Clooney ... snap at your peril.


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