Hollywood's all about who you know ... even for dogs, because Hilary Duff, Lance Bass, George Lopez and others are tearing up the town to find a Beverly Hills icon -- who happens to have 4 legs.
Owner Julia Cohen says her pooch -- Charlie -- was stolen Wednesday, and when the news hit social media ... stars like Duff spent all night driving around on the hunt. Others like Lea Michele searched on foot.
Julia says her little guy's a fixture outside Switch -- her popular BH boutique -- and security footage shows he was stolen by a pregnant woman.
The reward for Charlie is currently $5,000 and growing. If you have info. on him please contact Switch at (310) 860-1650.
Droppin' Epic Bachelor Pad
1/30/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Scooter Braun kissed bachelorhood goodbye last year ... and now he's ready to cash out on his ultimate bachelor pad to the tune of nearly $12 million.
Braun's 5,300 sq. ft. former man palace is cavernous ... no doubt Justin Bieber crashed more than once in the 4-bed, 5-bath digs Scooter bought in 2011 for $5.7 million.
The testosterdome has a pool, a cabana (for babes), a koi pond (for the koi), and massive floor to ceiling glass walls -- which possibly inspired Biebs to score a glass house too.
Scooter's wife Yael is about to have their first kid ... so the timing's right to scrub all traces of his single days. Last year they dropped $13 mill on a more family-friendly 11,137 sq. ft. mansion in Brentwood.
The baby's definitely going home to a huge crib.
'Harry Potter' Star
Hagrid Rushed to Hospital After Flight
1/29/2015 5:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Harry Potter" star Robbie Coltrane got off a plane Thursday and was immediately hospitalized after suffering severe flu-like symptoms during the flight ... TMZ has learned.
A rep for Coltrane -- who played Rubeus Hagrid -- tells us the actor fell ill during a British Airways flight from London to Orlando.
We're told paramedics met Coltrane at the gate, and took him to the hospital ... where he'll remain overnight for treatment.
Coltrane went to Orlando for a Harry Potter convention ... and we're told Michael Gambon -- who played Dumbledore -- was on the same flight.
Someone on Twitter claims Coltrane was drinking heavily in a London airport lounge before the flight. If it's true, we don't know yet if that contributed to his illness.
Ty Dolla $ign & YG
They 86'd Me with a Kick to the Head
... Fan Claims
1/30/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ty Dolla $ign and YG allegedly beat down a guy for cramping their VIP style inside an Australian nightclub Sunday night.
The rappers performed at Eve Nightclub in Melbourne ... where police say a clubgoer is accusing them of punching and kicking him in the head in a dispute over their turf.
The alleged victim claims he was hanging in the VIP area when the rappers and their crew rolled in and tried to shove everyone else out. The victim says when he refused to bolt ... they unloaded on him and then chased him outside.
Cops eventually arrived and shut down the club. No one got arrested, but we're told they are now investigating the alleged assault.
Sources close to the rappers tell us they never touched the man, and they claim club security guards tossed him.
"Ooh Aah ... Just a Little Bit"
SINGER GINA G
1/30/2015 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Killer Choice For ...
The Next Indiana Jones [TMZ TV]
1/29/2015 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Fresh off a hunting trip, Chris Pratt got hammered at LAX about the hottest casting topic in Hollywood: Is he getting fitted for one of those Indiana Jones fedoras???
He addressed the rumors, and let's just say ... there's a good chance he's got a bullwhip -- and maybe dead snakes -- in his luggage!
Attacks Hit Flick
Our Main Accuser's a Liar!
1/29/2015 2:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The Church of Scientology is on the attack against the director of a documentary eviscerating the org., claiming the guy who made the most indicting claims is a known liar.
A rep from Scientology tells TMZ ... the man featured in the movie who claims Church officials illegally wiretapped Nicole Kidman cannot be believed because he has admitted under oath in a court case he's lied about the Church before.
The rep says in December Marty Rathbun -- a former Scientology exec featured in the documentary -- was under oath in a deposition late last year and admitted he lied about Scientology practices. He also admitted to obstruction of justice.
We've confirmed Rathbun did indeed lie, but his position -- which he discussed in the deposition -- is that he lied to protect the Church and cover up its misdeeds. Rathbun says he was an executive in the Church at the time and did not want to squeal on alleged misdeeds of Church leaders.
Rathbun claims in the documentary that he was tasked with facilitating the breakup of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, because her dad was a psychologist and the Church felt he was influencing the actor into distancing himself from Scientology.
The Scientology rep expressed frustration at the flick, saying, "These people personify the famous quote by Winston Churchill, 'A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to put its pants on.'"
Jagged Edge Singer Arrested
Allegedly Shoved Engagement Ring
Down Fiancée's Throat
1/29/2015 1:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jagged Edge singer Kyle Norman probably won't be meeting his fiancée at the altar, because he's been accused of beating her ... and attempting to make her swallow her own engagement ring.
The singer was arrested early Thursday morning in Atlanta after officers responded to a fight call between the couple ... and found her with a golf ball-sized welt on her head.
According to cops, the woman claims Norman threatened to kill her ... then he allegedly began punching and choking her with a scarf -- and then tried to force the ring down her throat.
We're told Norman went peacefully when cops arrived. He claimed the whole fight started because he was upset about his dad having cancer. She says they were arguing about drinking.
Norman was charged with aggravated assault, and is still behind bars.
Not Again ...
Kids Get Swatted
1/29/2015 1:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
LAPD rushed to the home of Diddy's kids in response to a death threat and gunfire call ... but it may just be a bad comeback for "swatting."
Law enforcement sources tell us ... cops got a call early Thursday AM that a disturbing letter threatening to kill everybody in the house was left on the doorstep of baby mama Kim Porter's L.A. area home.
Officers rushed to the scene, but no one was home ... nor was there a letter.
Six minutes after cops left ... another call came in reporting multiple shots were fired, and the house was engulfed in flames. Police rushed back, but again ... nothing.
We're told cops are investigating to see if the calls are connected to a rash of "swatting" back in 2013 ... when celebs like Diddy, Magic Johnson, Khloe Kardashian, Clint Eastwood, and Rihanna were victimized.
In other news...
There's probably nothing worse than having a messed up tattoo on your body ... for ever!
I Don't Fly Loaded ...
Carry-On Gun Was an Accident
1/29/2015 11:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
It may be difficult to mistake a MAC-10 for a MacBook Pro ... but former "Love and Hip Hop" star Benzino says his recent airport arrest was just a tech inspired accident.
Benzino tells us he stores his gun at home in a laptop bag -- unsafe, we know -- and when he left for the airport Tuesday night, the producer forgot to take his 9 millimeter out of the luggage.
The reality star says he bought the gun last year after he was shot on the way to his mom's funeral procession ... but he doesn't carry it around at all times.
Benzino adds, "This is an unfortunate situation that was a huge honest mistake and I will always check from now on exactly where it is."
Maybe he should take a gun safety class as well.
Alleged Gun-Toting Video
From Day Of Odin Lloyd Murder ...
1/29/2015 10:34 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
It could be the closest thing to a smoking gun ... prosecutors just played video in court showing Aaron Hernandez holding what they claim is a firearm in the hours after he allegedly killed Odin Lloyd.
Prosecutors say the footage was taken inside Hernandez's Massachusetts house on June 17, 2013 ... showing the forming NFL star clutching what appears to be a glock firearm.
Officials believe Lloyd was shot 6 times earlier that morning ... and are convinced Aaron pulled the trigger using the very same gun in the surveillance video.
Aaron's lawyers are calling the video into question -- saying the object in Hernandez's hand could be anything from an iPad to a cell phone to a remote control.
Opening statements in the murder case just wrapped up. Stay tuned ...
I'm Riding With the Hells Angels Now
... Travis, Beware
1/29/2015 9:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Travis Barker has good reason to be worried about a run-in with Shanna Moakler's biker boyfriend ... turns out he's a Hells Angel.
TMZ has learned the boyfriend Moakler allegedly threatened to let loose on Barker ... is in the club's San Fernando Valley Chapter. Shanna and Travis were both arrested a couple of weeks ago for slinging death threats.
Sources close to Shanna believe Barker will try to use her bf's Angel ties against her in their custody battle, but we're told Shanna's insisting he's a nonviolent pussy cat with no rap sheet.
Despite her concerns ... Shanna posts pics of her man on the reg, but always blurs the Hells Angel patches on his cut. We're told Shanna's reminding friends the Angels do a lot of good charity rides and fundraisers.
Just don't ever touch his hog ... unless you're Shanna.