Johnny Depp and Amber Heard threw an engagement party Friday night at an awesome, out-of-the-way venue ... that had Medieval touches.
It was miles away from Beverly Hills or Hollywood. The party was thrown at the Carondelt House near downtown L.A.
Lots of stars showed up, including Johnny's director Jerry Bruckheimer, Marilyn Manson, Rick Ruben and Ryan Adams.
Steven Tyler says neither Johnny nor Amber stole the show -- that honor went to Johnny's mom.
There was a ton of food, including lots of vegan selections, to accommodate Amber.
'Tonight Show' Star David Brenner
On Death Bed
3/15/2014 7:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
David Brenner -- who holds the record for number of appearances on the "Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson -- is on his death bed and people close to him say it's just a matter of days.
Sources close to Brenner say the 78-year-old comedian has cancer that has been aggressive ... spreading rapidly.
We're told Brenner slipped into a coma this week ... and doctors don't expect him to pull through.
David sat on Carson's couch 158 times ... and even hosted the "Tonight Show" a few times.
He was also a frequent guest on Howard Stern's radio show.
4:00 PM PST -- Brenner's rep says the comedian passed away Saturday evening.
In Jail for the Long Haul
3/15/2014 7:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown will probably spend the next month behind bars, and possibly a lot longer.
TMZ broke the story ... Chris was arrested and jailed Friday after getting thrown out of the Malibu rehab facility where he's been living for nearly 4 months, per judge's order. The judge in the Rihanna case ordered Chris to stay at the rehab joint until April 28, when his D.C. assault case goes to trial. But Chris broke the rules, was booted, and Sheriff's deputies hauled him to jail.
Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, will appear in court Monday, trying to convince the judge to cut Brown a break and let him either go to another rehab facility or go on house arrest pending the D.C. trial. That will be an uphill battle, given that this is the second rehab facility that booted Brown.
The D.C. trial is set for April 17. Geragos has a pretty strong defense -- there are problems with the prosecution's case. But if Chris is found guilty, he could end up in PRISON for breaking the law while on probation in the Rihanna case.
The stakes are high. Brown has a lot to think about behind bars.
My Skinny Ass is Done
With Weight Watchers
3/15/2014 7:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Just like most plus size girls who lose a ton of weight ... Jennifer Hudson is dumping her main squeeze -- Weight Watchers.
Hudson says her time with the diet company has been life changing ... a total understatement ... she went from a size 16 to 6, losing 80 lbs, using the product -- and got pretty damn hot in the process.
J Hud linked up with W.W. in 2010 after giving birth the year before.
Company honchos say they assume she will continue using their products.
It sure seems to work better than pizza.
Stars and Scars
You Be the Judge
3/15/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Crazy week ... Justin Bieber could not have looked worse in his videotaped deposition we posted Monday ... and Chris Brown is in JAIL for who knows how long? So we gotta ask ...
I'm Filing For
3/15/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
What does it say about Kate Major's condition that Michael Lohan thinks she is so bad off ... he needs to file for full custody of their baby?
That's right ... Papa Lohan tells TMZ he fears so much for his young son's safety ... he wants a judge to make him the primary parent ... this following Major's arrest Thursday night for DUI and battery.
According to our sources, Lohan will go to court first thing Monday morning to file legal docs. We're told he wants the court to give Major monitored supervision ... that is, once she gets out of jail.
Lohan tells TMZ he thinks Major's doctors are to blame. He says she's only gone off the deep end recently -- since they put her back on meds -- and he wants the docs investigated.
When it comes to the Lohan family, it's always someone else's fault.
Katy Perry's Fired Stripper
Back on the Grind
3/15/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The stripper who was fired for taking photos with Katy Perry -- inside a strip club -- is back in the good graces of the stripper gods ... TMZ has learned, after breaking the cardinal strip club rule she got her job back ... but with one G-string attached.
Sources tell us, Cassidy (her stripper name) received a call from Spearmint Rhino honchos, informing her she could have her job back -- but she's not allowed to work at the Santa Barbara location where she was fired.
Instead, we're told Cassidy is now back working at a nearby Spearmint Rhino location in the decidedly less tony Oxnard.
TMZ broke the story ... Cassidy lost her stripper Santa Barbara job last month after management found out she'd been taking pics with Katy inside the strip club ... A HUGE NO-NO. TMZ later posted the pics.
Ain't nuthin' but a g strang.
Separated From Bodyguard
Blocked By Canada
3/15/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber has been separated from the bodyguard who has become his biggest confidante ... because Canada thinks the guy is just too violent.
Hugo Hesney faces felony charges for 2 separate assaults ... one against a photog and another against a cop.
Hesney tried to accompany Bieber when he flew to Toronto earlier in the week, but we're told authorities turned him away at customs because of the pending criminal cases. So Bieber bought him a one way commercial ticket back to the U.S.
Hesney has become Bieber's main man ... not just a bodyguard but someone Bieber relies on for advice. Bieber said in his now-infamous deposition ... he trust Hesney to give him straight answers.
The bodyguard has big problems now ... when he doesn't work, he doesn't get paid. Something to think about before jumping on people's asses.
Tax City, Bitch
Rapper Allegedly Owes Nearly $100,000
3/15/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tyga might want to consider selling off his Egyptian sand collection -- TMZ has learned, he allegedly owes Uncle Sam nearly $100,000.
According to a federal tax lien -- the rapper owes $11,201 for 2009, $4,437 for 2010, and $76,008 for 2011.
The total comes to $91,648 -- almost the exact amount he spent decorating his brand new L.A. clothing store, Last Kings. Among the ornaments ... a $20,000 Egyptian tomb.
Ten, ten, ten, twenties and them fifties ... won't come close to fixing this problem.
Guess Whose Outrageous
3/15/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Playboy Golf Tourney
Teeing Off Hot Chick's Butt
Scores a Lawsuit
3/15/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Guess Who This
Pixie Cut Princess
3/15/2014 12:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Before this short-haired cutie had her place in the Hollywood hierarchy she was just another cute kid growing up in Medford, Oregon. Can you guess who she is?
*HINT -- she still has the same short brunette hairstyle!**
Lady Gaga Puking Stunt Was Despicable
3/14/2014 4:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Demi Lovato -- who's struggled with an eating disorder for years -- says Lady Gaga's puking stunt at SXSW was despicable because it glamorizes a terrible disease in the name of art.
Lovato just laid a thick amount of shame on Gaga via Twitter ... saying "Sad ... As if we didn't have enough people glamorizing eat [sic] disorders already."
Demi adds, "Putting the word ART in it isn't a free card to do whatever you want without consequences."
One Twitter user quipped back ... Gaga has struggled with an eating disorder herself and spoke about it before the performance ... but Demi insists that doesn't give her a pass.