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Anne Frank Center Anne Frank Halloween Costume?! Do We Even Need to Say It?

10/17/2017 10:30 AM PDT
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Some genius thought Holocaust victim Anne Frank would make one helluva Halloween costume for kids -- but the institution named for Anne is just glad the company behind it got a clue. Eventually.

Online retailer HalloweenCostumes.com rightfully caught major flak Monday for selling a "WW2 Anne Frank Girls Costume." The backlash was so swift and severe they pulled the tone-deaf item from their site ... which featured this highly-offensive costume description. 

A rep for the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect -- a nonprofit supporting her legacy -- tells TMZ ... HalloweenCostumes.com's gimmick is offensive and trivializes Anne's suffering and the suffering of millions during the Holocaust.

The AFC says there are more appropriate ways to commemorate Anne's legacy, and it's happy the costume was yanked. HalloweenCostumes.com has apologized for the stunt, but c'mon.

Busta Rhymes 'What's Up N****?!!' Squared Off to Brawl in Miami

10/17/2017 9:54 AM PDT
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Busta Rhymes lets his temper get the best of him -- again -- and violently shoved a guy who got all up in his face.

We're told the altercation went down at Diddy's REVOLT Music Conference in Miami. In the video, shot last weekend, Busta and the man were damn near nose-to-nose having some sort of disagreement when the dude put an arm out to keep Busta at bay -- and then the rapper snapped.

Unclear what sparked this scrap, but Busta looked ready to throw down until his crew stepped in to calm things down -- unlike a couple years ago in an NYC gym.

We broke the story when Busta threw a protein shake on an employee. He was arrested for assault but cut a deal for a reduced charge and anger management.

Could be time for a refresher.

LeBron James I Talked to My Kids About Racism After N-Word Graffiti Incident

10/17/2017 9:34 AM PDT

LeBron James says he used the n-word vandalism incident at his Brentwood home to warn his children about racism ... revealing he turned the hate crime into a teachable moment.

We broke the story ... a racial slur was spray-painted on the front gate of LeBron's L.A. home on May 31.

In an interview with GQ, LBJ discussed the incident that happened in "one of the best f***ing neighborhoods in America" ... saying, "True colors will show, and it showed for me during the playoffs."

James says he talked to his children about what happened, and made an effort to turn the situation into a positive. He says ... "I let them know this is what it is, this is how it's going to be. When it's time for y'all to fly, you'll have to understand that."

"When y'all go out in public and y'all start driving or y'all start moving around, be respectful to cops, as much as you can. When you get pulled over, call your mom or dad, put it on speakerphone, and put your phone underneath the seat. But be respectful the whole time."

There's a lot more to the feature ... Bron talks about his future in Cleveland, whether he'd consider running for president, and the Cavs owner Dan Gilbert's infamous letter.

'Lean on Me' Star Busted for Nearly 6 Pounds of Weed

10/17/2017 9:24 AM PDT
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"Lean on Me" star Jermaine Hopkins might need another meeting with Morgan Freeman -- cops say he tried to speed past them with several pounds of marijuana in his car.

Law enforcement sources tell us cops in Apex, NC spotted Jermaine driving 70 in a 55 last week. Once they pulled him over cops say they found 5.7 lbs. of weed in his trunk and arrested him for felony drug possession with intent to sell.

He also got tagged with a speeding ticket before he was released on $3,000 bond.

Jermaine was also busted in 2011 for buying 200 lbs. of pot from an undercover cop -- so 5 lbs. almost seems like an improvement. By the way, he got 3 years probation for that 2011 arrest. 

We've reached out to Jermaine, so far no word back. 

Donnell Rawlings on Weinstein Most Women Were Fine with His Sexual Aggression

10/17/2017 6:48 AM PDT
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Harvey Weinstein actually had a good track record sexually harassing women, because most didn't complain ... so says Donnell Rawlings.

We got an inebriated Donnell Monday night outside the Peppermint Club in WeHo, and he spoke at his peril, saying 29 women complained but 1,000 didn't have a problem with him. 

But wait, there's more. He also says Harvey's career in Hollywood is far from over ... but his reason is pretty anti-Semitic. 

The good news? Donnell says he's down to collab ... on one condition. Let's just say no massages below the belt.

Harvey Weinstein I'm Gonna Keep Making Movies With Or Without You, Bro

10/17/2017 1:00 AM PDT
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Harvey Weinstein is not giving up -- not even close -- he vows he'll continue making movies, whether it's with The Weinstein Co. or someplace else.

Weinstein's showdown with TWC is set for Tuesday morning in NYC, where he will make his case by speakerphone that he was illegally fired and has a right to retake the reins. His lawyer, Patty Glaser, will be in the Board of Directors meeting to make the case.

Our Weinstein sources say he knows he's "momentarily toxic" but thinks with a little time, writers and actors will seek him out again because of his track record. He believes -- and probably rightly so -- that TWC exists because of him. He believes he can go back and produce movies, or he can just as easily do it somewhere else.

As one source put it, "Harvey's like Judge Judy. She can do her show for CBS, but if she wanted to go to NBC she can do it because it's all about her."

Harvey may not be able to make his case Tuesday. There are rumblings the Board may fire Weinstein as the first order of business, then disconnect the speakerphone and throw Patty Glaser out of the meeting. If that happens, our Weinstein sources say they will 100% go either to arbitration or court.  

Reese Witherspoon & Jennifer Lawrence Share Hollywood Abuse Stories

10/17/2017 6:58 AM PDT

Reese Witherspoon was assaulted by a film director when she was 16 years old and Jennifer Lawerence was told to drop some lbs to star in a film ... just some of the abuse they say they endured coming up in Hollywood.

The Academy Award winning actresses shared the harrowing stories Monday night during the ELLE Women in Hollywood event. The actresses went into great detail on the heels of former studio boss Harvey Weinstein getting ousted from his company after scores of women accused him of decades-old sexual assault and harassment.

Reese says she's not only angry at the director who assaulted her, saying, "[I feel] true disgust at the director who assaulted me when I was 16 years old and anger at the agents and the producers who made me feel that silence was a condition of my employment."

She went on to say she was sexually harassed and assaulted on multiple occasions.

Jennifer said a director once told her to lose 15 pounds in 2 weeks ... and as motivation for her diet? Jennifer said a female producer told her to use naked photos of herself from a previous nude lineup as inspiration.

Bill Bellamy Harvey Weinstein Has a Right to Fight

10/17/2017 7:19 AM PDT
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Bill Bellamy has a soft spot for Harvey Weinstein.

We got Bill at LAX Monday where he said a lot of what the fallen mogul did was good ... he built the empire from which he's now been banished. He says the success of TWC was built off the back of Harvey.

Bill's also got sympathy for the victims and Harvey's kids, but you gotta listen ... he's got Harvey's back in his fight to get his old job at The Weinstein Company.

John Mayer It's My Birthday ... I'll Wear What I Want To!!!

10/17/2017 7:46 AM PDT

John Mayer is now 40 and supremely confident in his wardrobe choices ... and he flaunted it as he stepped off a plane in Rio.

John arrived in Brazil Monday -- the day he hit the big 4-0 -- to do 5 concert dates. Fans greeting him in the airport got some serious eye candy courtesy of John's floral patterned pajamas or scrubs (we really can't tell) ... and his bright red sandals.

Before you start thinking Mayer's giving up in his 40's ... we should tell you those sandals are Visvim Christos, and they go for about $600!

The dude's come a LONG way from "Your Body is a Wonderland." 

Blac Chyna, Tyga Yeah, We're Cool ... But Only for King

10/17/2017 12:50 AM PDT
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Blac Chyna and Tyga are willing to play nice with each other and even hang out together in public again, but only on one small -- yet growing -- condition ... namely, their son. 

Sources connected to the former couple tell TMZ ... Chyna and Tyga's unexpected reunion this weekend for King Cairo's 5th birthday party at Six Flags was at least 2 months in the making, and mostly thanks to King's nanny.

We're told the nanny convinced the feuding exes to make peace during a 3-way phone convo. The impetus for burying the hatchet -- King was about to start kindergarten, which meant there would be upcoming activities requiring co-parenting.

Before the peace summit, our sources say Chyna didn't even have Tyga's phone number - but now the feeling is they're cool being near each other ... as long as King's third-wheeling.

If nothing else, opening communication lines should help 'em avoid planning disasters like doubling up King's birthday themes.

Venus Williams Goes Ghost on Lawyers In Fatal Car Accident

10/17/2017 6:54 AM PDT
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Venus Williams has gone radio silent with attorneys trying to question her about the fatal car accident she had in Florida ... so now the matter's going to the judge.

According to docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, attorneys for the estate of Jerome Barson say the tennis superstar refuses to respond to their request to set a deposition date. They say they've contacted Venus' legal team numerous times since July ... but still can't get an answer.

Barson is the man who died from injuries suffered in the June collision. We broke the story ... Venus now says a third unidentified driver, who made a left in front of her, is really to blame for the accident.

Obviously, the Barsons' lawyers want to grill her about that claim, and other details surrounding the crash. Now they want the judge to compel Venus to cough up a date. 

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Farrah Abraham Rearing For Another Close-Up For Halloween

10/17/2017 12:40 AM PDT
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Most people tend to use the front door when it comes to tricks or treats on Halloween, but Farrah Abraham's going around the back.

Farrah's signed on for another live porn show for CamSoda the day before Halloween but with a literal twist ... she'll be performing anal ... with a toy.

Her last show was hugely successful, drawing 80,000 onlookers which caused the site to crash. CamSoda expects even more people to tune into Farrah's anal cam show on October 30 and says they'll be getting extra support to prevent the site from going down again.

It'll just be Farrah on the screen, no one else but the occasional toy. It's her way of promoting her new show on MTV, "Single AF."

Clever AF.

'The New Castle' in Malibu Most Expensive Crib Lives Up to its Name ... Going for $85M!!!

10/17/2017 5:00 AM PDT
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There's a mansion in Malibu called The New Castle, which is certainly fit for a king both in its digs ... and its price. 

The modern 2-property mansion -- designed by Scott Gillen -- has just hit the market for a staggering $85 million ... which might sound like a lot -- 'cause it is -- but we'd say it's totally worth it when you take a look around ... if you can shell out the dough.

The property comes with a main house that's got 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, a guest house with 2 beds and 2.5 baths -- plus a 75-foot infinity pool and a 2-story waterfall ... all of which can be seen from the private screening/gaming room inside. 

It's also got a $1 million custom teak wine and cigar room, complete with 440 bottles of Napa's finest nectar ... not to mention $1.5 million worth of art scattered throughout. 

Oh, and you're also looking over the Pacific from the Castle ... in case that wasn't obvious.

Branden Williams of Hilton & Hyland and Brittany Monforte & Sandro Dazzan of Coldwell Banker have the listing.

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