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Morgan Freeman Misplaced Humor, Not Sexual Assault Alleged Victim Calls Out CNN

5/26/2018 6:45 AM PDT

Morgan Freeman has issued a second statement, responding to allegations he sexually harassed a number of women, this time saying the incidents were "misplaced compliments or humor" and not sexual assault ... and now one of the women is calling out CNN for unfairly suggesting she's a victim.

Freeman says, "I am devastated that 80 years of my life is at risk of being undermined, in the blink of an eye." He goes on ... "It is not right to equate horrific incidents of sexual assault with misplaced compliments or humor."

Freeman does apologize, saying he will "continue to apologize to anyone I might have upset, however unintentionally."

A woman mentioned in the CNN story -- Tyra Martin, reached out to TMZ and said, "Hey, still getting a lot of nasty messages from people who think I AM one of the accusers. I'm not, never was. CNN totally misrepresented the video and took my remarks out of context." The incident involved an interview Martin did with Freeman, where she recounted, "When I stood up, I pulled my skirt part of my dress down and he did say, 'Oh, don't pull it down now.'"

Tiffany Haddish I'm Down with a 'Blues Bros' Reboot ... If the Money's Right!!!

5/26/2018 7:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tiffany Haddish is down with doing a 'Blue Brothers' reboot with Cardi B ... if the money is right.

We got Tiff Friday at LAX and followed up on our convo last month with Dan Aykroyd, who told us about a script -- "Soul Sisters" -- that is sitting on numerous desks in Hollywood, just waiting for a studio to bite.

So now we followed up with Tiffany, who says she knows 'The Blues Bros' line and verse, and would sign a deal but she wants some serious $$$.   

As for Cardi B as her co-star, Tiffany wisely concluded the time isn't exactly right for that, but when Cardi delivers her baby it's game on.

Dan should make our photog Dante an EP.  

Drake Shades Pusha T Sends $100K Invoice for Career Revival

5/26/2018 7:09 AM PDT

Drake is not letting his beef with Pusha T go, sending him an invoice for $100k for resuscitating his career.

It's the latest grenade in the what is become a war between the 2 rappers ... triggered by Pusha's album with Kanye, where he shaded Drizzy for using a ghostwriter for his bars.

Pusha posted a notice to Drake on Twitter to send him an invoice for the added publicity and Drake followed through.

In Pusha's new song, "Infrared," he raps, "Your hooks did it/ The lyrics pennin' equals to Trump's winnin'/ The bigger question is how the Russians did it/ It was written like Nas but it came from Quentin." Quentin famously wrote lyrics for Drake.

After Pusha dropped the song, Drake quickly released a diss track ... "If you rebuke me for working with someone else on a couple of V's, what do you really think of the n**** that's making your beats?/ I've done things for him, I thought that he never would need/Father had to stretch his hands out and get it from me." Drake later references the invoice.

Drake's invoice was to the point ... "FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES RENDERED. RE: Promotional assistance and career reviving."

Chris Brown Throwing $30k 4th Bday Party For Royalty ... With Baby Mama

5/26/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chris Brown and his baby mama, Nia Guzman, have called a truce in their never-ending custody war ... deciding for the sake of Royalty that they'll throw a joint 4th birthday party.

Royalty turns 4 on Sunday and we're told there's only gonna be one bash this year. In the past, Chris and Nia have each thrown their own parties for Royalty because they weren't speaking to one another, but we're told they're actually on good terms now ... trying to co-parent.

Royalty wanted a princess ball for her birthday and Chris and Nia are planning to go all out by dropping well north of $30k on the party. We're told every Disney princess from Cinderella to Jasmine will be there along with a fairy godmother. They're having a horse and carriage with a grand duke and coachman.

On the menu ... crab cakes, California rolls, shrimp tempura, as well as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, mac and cheese and burgers for the kids. 

As for entertainment, we're told there'll be KIDZ BOP performances. UP-and-coming R&B singer Tone Stith will also perform and there's always a chance Royalty's dad will get on the mic ... at least for the birthday song. 

LeBron James Pimpin' Out New $23 Million L.A. Pad!!

5/26/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

LeBron James is making his already incredible home even more fit for a king ... 'cause the NBA superstar is adding some crazy renovations to his new Brentwood mansion, TMZ Sports has learned.

ICYMI -- LBJ bought the 15,846 square foot house back in December for $23 mil ... and it came with a theater room, wine cellar, cigar room with air purifying technology and an onyx bar.

But, King James is takin' it even further ... our sources tell us he's adding a basketball court, indoor wine tap (dude LOVES his wine), and is working on the paperwork to get a pizza oven ... while also making changes to the theater and pool.

Remember ... this is LBJ's 2nd Brentwood mansion. After all, he spends his offseasons in L.A. working on his entertainment career (and might be here year-round next season, right Laker fans?).

We know you're asking ... the renovations will set Bron Bron back at least $70k just for the permits and labor ... so we're guessing the final total wasn't cheap.

Pierce Brosnan I Got $1.4M for My Dylan Painting!!! Buyer Has Kimye Ties

5/26/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Pierce Brosnan's Bob Dylan painting sold for more than $1 million, and TMZ's learned the new owner is none other than the woman who plunked down $17.8 mil on Kim and Kanye's Bel-Air mansion.

We're told Ukrainian billionaire Marina Acton snapped up 007's painting of Zimmy earlier this week at the 25th annual amFAR Cannes charity gala.

Pierce, who first took up painting back in the '80s, has gotten more serious about it, and the price tag on his work proves it -- Marina dropped $1.4 million.

As for Acton ... she's quickly building a rep for pricey Hollywood collectibles. You already know about the Bel-Air crib Kim and Kanye initially bought for $9 million back in 2013.

Not long after that purchase, Acton also shelled out another $2 million for some Beatles history.

Kanye, Dylan and the Fab Four? She has good taste and deep pockets.

'B&B' Star Winsor Harmon Arrested Again for Drunk in Public ... Snoozin' in SUV

5/26/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Winsor Harmon's gotta learn how to booze and head the hell home -- the soap star got arrested again for being drunk in public ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us the ex-'Bold and the Beautiful' stud was busted earlier this month after cops were called to check on a man sleeping in his car in a burb of the San Fernando Valley. Upon arrival, we're told cops discovered Winsor sleeping in his SUV.

Sources say Winsor was passed out in the back seat, and that beer cans were all over the floorboard. One of the SUV's tires was also flat, apparently. Winsor eventually woke up, and appeared disoriented and inebriated after exiting the vehicle, according to police. 

Cops determined he was too drunk to care for himself, so they cuffed him and took him to jail. He was eventually released and issued a citation. 

Not much different from a few months ago when Winsor was initially arrested for drunk in public -- except this time there didn't appear to be any alleged public peeing. Dun-dun!

What's The Big Frigin' Difference?!

5/26/2018 7:20 AM PDT

Don't let these two twinning pics of Emilia Clarke knock you out of this galaxy ... search far far within the photos and see if you can find the differences between these two shots!

**HINT -- There are THREE differences in the above photographs**

Ex 'Idol' Contestant Chikezie Eze Files for Divorce

5/25/2018 4:58 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Former "American Idol" contestant Chikezie Eze is headed for splittsville ... he's filed for divorce.

Chikezie filed docs Friday to end things with Linda Iruke. He cited irreconcilable differences. They got married on July 10, 2010 and were a month shy of 7 years of marriage. He lists June 2017 as the separation date. They have 2 kids.

The marriage has been rocky, to say the least. TMZ broke the story ... Linda claimed Chikezie had a history of beating her and got a restraining order to keep him away from her and their kids.

As we reported ...  Linda claimed she was forced to move to a domestic violence safe house in August of 2017 "because of all the abuse." She claimed Chikenzie -- who finished 10th in season 7 -- once threatened, "Don't make me turn this car around and beat your ass."

Linda said she believed he was capable of carrying out his threats.

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Guess Who These Beach Kids Turned Into!

5/26/2018 12:10 AM PDT

Before these seaside sweeties had famous faces, they were just typical kids bouncin' around the beach. Dive into our gallery of stars on the shore and see if you can guess who these coastal cuties turned into!

Blac Chyna The Kardashians Threatened to Yank 'KUWTK' ... Unless E! Canceled My Show

5/25/2018 4:41 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Blac Chyna claims the Kardashian family got her show "Rob & Chyna" canceled by making secret threats to E! that they would yank "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" and take it somewhere else ... this according to new documents filed by Chyna.

The documents essentially claim a conspiracy to keep Chyna in the dark as to why her show was canceled. Chyna claims season 1 of her show with Rob actually did better than "KUWTK" ... so much so, scenes were already being shot for season 2.

Chyna claims the boom fell in January 2017 where a "key meeting" took place between E! executives and the Kardashian family. Chyna alleges a contributing reason, at the very least, as to why her show got the ax, was because the Kardashians "falsely claimed" she was being physically abusive toward Rob.

Chyna wants what she believes is a paper trail that would establish the alleged conspiracy.

The Kardashians have said all along the show was canceled because the ratings were not good and Chyna got a restraining order preventing Rob from coming near her ... thus making a television show impossible. 

Tiffany Haddish Ex-Hubby Sues Your Bio's Full of Lies ... I Didn't Kill Our Unborn Child

5/25/2018 2:39 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tiffany Haddish's biography -- which paints her unnamed ex-husband as an abuser, stalker and the possible reason for the death of their unborn child -- is full of lies, so claims her ex in a new lawsuit.

William Stewart says Haddish's "The Last Black Unicorn" labels him a monster in the chapter titled, "The Ex-Husband." While Haddish never mentions Stewart by name, he claims he's the only person she's ever been married to, making him easily identifiable.

According to the lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- Haddish details her ex-husband choking, kidnapping and stalking her during their 5-year marriage. 

In the bio, Haddish also hints at the fact Stewart's alleged abuse was to blame for the death of their unborn child. Stewart fires back in the docs, claiming they lost the child because Haddish went to the doctor to have an abortion.

Stewart says he and Tiffany were married in 2008 and divorced in 2013 ... not married twice and divorced twice like Tiffany claims in the bio. He also claims allegations she made in a 2011 restraining order filed against him were false and dismissed in court.

William's also pissed Haddish went after his own mother, Elnora Daughtery, in the book ... claiming she abused Stewart as a child and was aware he was abusing Tiffany, but did nothing to stop it.

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