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WSOP Player Griffin Benger I Had to Take Down Kassouf ... He Made a Woman Cry!

10/25/2016 2:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Pro poker player Griffin Benger doesn't regret blasting his rival, Will Kassouf, for bullying him and other players ... but admits the pair of aces in his hand gave him courage to do it.

Griffin was on "TMZ Live" to break down the video of his battle at the World Series of Poker -- which went viral Monday. In case you missed it, GB went off on Kassouf, calling him verbally abusive. This all went down with $27.8 million in the pot!

He explained what was really behind his outburst, and it sounds like someone had to be the hero that night. Griffin just stepped up.

Stevie J Accused of 'Bad Boy' Party Scam ... Could Cost Him $20k

10/25/2016 2:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1024-stevie-j-tmzStevie J and his old Bad Boy pal, Mase, were supposed to headline a nightclub after-party ... but bailed out ... and the promoter thinks Stevie was part of a plot to rip him off.

Promoter Albere Correa fired off a letter to Stevie, and 3 guys he believes have close ties to Stevie ... demanding they fork over $20k for allegedly scamming him. In the letter, Correa claims he paid through the nose to book Stevie, Mase and Lil' Kim.

Correa says he shelled out around $30k to a guy claiming to be Stevie's manager, but as they got closer to the September gig ... he realized he'd been paying a guy who couldn't deliver. As Correa expected ... Stevie and Mase were no-shows at the party. He says Kim was there, but only because Correa booked her on his own.

He's not letting Stevie J off the hook, and is threatening to sue him, and his alleged cohorts, if they don't pay up the $20k.

We've reached out to Stevie for comment ... so far, no word back.

Steph Curry Lists Baller Mansion ... $3.7 Million!

10/25/2016 1:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1025_steph-curry_house_mls-tmzWanna live like Steph Curry but don't exactly have the jump shot??

Well, now you can buy his Bay Area mansion ... if you've got around $3.7 MILLION to drop! 

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Kate Beckinsale Husband Len Wiseman Files For Divorce

10/25/2016 11:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1025-kate-beckinsale-len-wiseman-TMZ-02Kate Beckinsale and her husband, Len Wiseman, pulled the plug on their marriage ... TMZ has learned.

Wiseman cited irreconcilable differences. His docs state both he and Kate have waived any right to spousal support, and that suggests there's a prenup.

They were married in 2004 and have no kids together.

TMZ broke the story ... the couple's marriage was on the rocks last November. Len was spotted out with model CJ Franco, and Kate we seen shortly after -- sans wedding ring -- on the red carpet. 



Justin Timberlake D.A. Reviewing Voting Selfie Punishment Includes Jail

10/25/2016 10:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1025-justin-timberlake-voting-rock-the-vote-INSTAGRAM-01Justin Timberlake could go to jail for 30 days for taking a selfie in a voting booth. 

JT posted a pic of himself back home Monday at the polling place. Problem is ... Tennessee law prohibits voters from taking pics or recording conversations in the sacred rooms. Violators can be slapped with a 30 day jail sentence and a $50 fine.

A rep from the Shelby County D.A.'s Office tells us, the Timberlake case is "under review."

The law was passed last year, but we're told so far no one has been prosecuted.

An official from the election's board where Justin voted is clearly against prosecution, telling us he should be commended, not prosecuted, for inspiring people to get out and vote.


Kendall Jenner My Alleged Stalker Will Go Free ... But I'm Still OK

10/25/2016 9:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1025-kendall-jenner-tmz-02Kendall Jenner's feeling pretty safe ... despite the fact her alleged stalker skated on the charge.

Shavaughn McKenzie was found not guilty of stalking Monday but guilty of trespassing. TMZ broke the story ... McKenzie was arrested at Kendall's home after following her up the driveway, and it wasn't his first time tailing her.

Kendall's lawyer, Shawn Holley, tells us her client has as much protection as possible ... Holley went to court recently and got a 5 year restraining order and the judge said she could come back and have it extended for another 5 years. So if he crosses the line, he'll be arrested pronto.

McKenzie is still in jail, where he'll sit until his release on November 10th. Law enforcement sources say he has mental issues and his mother plans to take him back home to Virginia.

We're also told cops will patrol Kendall's home and monitor Shavaughn's whereabouts ... if he stays in town.

Short story ... Kendall's protected as much as possible, but it's still pretty scary being a celeb.

Hulk Hogan Daughter Forming Wrestling League ... With DDP's Daughter

10/25/2016 7:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1025-wrestlers-daughters-hulk-hogan-diamond-dallas-page-roddy-piper-jean-claude-TMZ-TWITTER-03Hulk Hogan's daughter vs. DDP's daughter? HELL YES! 

It's going down for real -- the daughters of a bunch of pro wrestling legends are banding together to start their own league ... and it sounds awesome. 

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Taraji P. Henson Cookie On Top of the World In New $6.4 Mil Pad

10/25/2016 9:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1025-taraji-henson-tmz-02Taraji P. Henson's empire is expanding into the Hollywood Hills where she just plunked down $6.4 million for her new secluded home.

The 3 bedroom, 3 bath Spanish home sits on top of a hill with breathtaking 360 city views. Plus, her new pool has a waterfall, and there's a totally zen meditation deck overlooking the city. 

Taraji still owns another home in the less bougie Glendale neighborhood, which she leases.

Cookie's got serious real estate hustle.



2016 Presidential Election Some Officials Worry Voting is 'Flawed Process' Open to Fraud

10/25/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1024-donald-trump-hillary-clinton-tmz-getty-01NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN and most blogs are trying to convince you there is virtually NO EVIDENCE of voter fraud, so Trump's fears are bogus ... but we drilled down and some officials who run the voting systems around the country are VERY worried about fraudulent voting.

Fact is ... some states do not require voters to present any ID before casting a ballot. They shockingly rely on the ability of precinct poll workers to match a person's signature with the signature on the voter registration form. So a 70-year-old lady trying to manage a precinct is supposed to do what trained handwriting experts do in court ... ferret out the frauds.

Here are a few examples of what some say are deep concerns about possible voting fraud:

-- Nick LaLota, Suffolk County NY Board of Elections Commissioner, tells TMZ he's expecting 500,000 people to show up at voting booths on Nov. 8th, and he concedes signature verification compromises the integrity of the voting process. He says it will be hard to know who votes when they shouldn't.

-- Marcy Crawford, Deputy Commissioner of the Board of Elections for Allegany County, tells us voter fraud in her county is a real concern. She says everyone's talking about it in her office.

-- John Arntz, Director of Elections in San Francisco, says the way their system works ... voters show up at the polling place, announce their name to the polling place worker, who then checks the voting rolls and reads a corresponding address. If the voter says, "That's my address," he or she gets a ballot. Arntz concedes that it leaves the system open to fraud.

Counties and states are increasingly using signature verification in place of IDs.

Short story ... voter fraud is a real concern.

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?!


Britney Spears Rumble Over Bumble

10/25/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1024-britney-spears-instagramBritney Spears is entangled in a raging dispute over the Bumble dating service ... TMZ has learned.

Britney's lawyer fired off a threatening letter to Adam Kluger, claiming he went behind Britney's back and negotiated with Bumble to fund her new music video.

According to the letter, obtained by TMZ, Kluger allegedly told Bumble he had authority to rep Britney for an $800,000 deal that would put the Bumble name all over her new vid. The lawyer says Bumble agreed and gave Kluger $200k up-front. Kluger then made a deal with Britney's label, RCA, to pay them $450,000 for the Bumble product placement promotion.

Britney's people say what Kluger did is fraudulent, because he never repped Britney. They also say his $350k fee -- more than 43% of the deal -- is ridiculous and way above what agents charge.

Kluger tells us he never told Bumble he repped Britney. He says his company is a creative agency that puts people and companies together, which is exactly what he did here. He also said his company has worked with Britney before on projects involving Orange Theory and Plenty of Fish.

Kluger also says he's on the Forbes List of the 30 Most Influential People in Music Under the Age of 30. Kluger's lawyer tells us, "We are going to defend the sterling reputation of The Kluger Agency in court as necessary. The allegations are false. The Kluger Agency has done nothing wrong."

As for the music video, we've learned it's being made ... but without any Bumble product placement. And get this ... Britney made a deal with the dating service, which will underwrite the music video, and in return she's gonna do something with Bumble ... hmmm.

Gilbert Arenas Wanna See My $111 Mil NBA Contract?? ... Here It Is

10/25/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1021-launch-contract-gilbert-arenas-tmz-03Ever wonder what an $111 million NBA contract looks like?

Well, here you go ... courtesy of Gilbert Arenas.

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In other news...

WOAH! Kim Kardashian Gives CHILLING Interview Before Robbery -- It's SO Difficult To Watch This Now :(

This is unbelievable, you've NEVER seen this side of Kim Kardashian before!


Chris Martin My Kids Need Some Shine ... They Can Sing!

10/25/2016 7:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow are 'consciously' deciding to thrust their kids into the spotlight to show off their musical talent ... and this video explains why they're doing it.

12-year-old Apple and 10-year-old Moses performed at a Boys & Girls Club fundraiser in Malibu, which looked like it was in someone's backyard. She sang Ariana Grande's "Just a Little Bit of Your Heart" and he sang "House of Gold" by Twenty One Pilots.

It's pretty remarkable -- not only because the kids clearly have their parents' musical talent -- but because Gwyneth and Chris usually try to keep 'em out out of the public eye.

Can't hold 'em back at some point.

Judge Judy Scoffs at Succession Plan for TV Show

10/25/2016 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Judge Judy was less than amused when our photog asked who's gonna don the doily after she hangs it up.

The most famous judge in America was leaving Craig's in WeHo Monday night, when our photog asked about a succession plan ... clearly not understanding the name of the show is "JUDGE JUDY."

As for her jam on the U.S. Supreme Court ... a harder question.

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