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Tommy Lee Battery Case Against Son Headed to D.A.'s Office

3/18/2018 12:50 AM PDT

Tommy Lee's reached the point of no return -- even if he changes his mind about wanting his son, Brandon Lee, prosecuted for battery ... the case is headed to the D.A.'s office.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. is on the verge of wrapping up its investigation into the incident where Brandon punched his dad during an argument. Tommy claims he got sucker-punched, but Brandon says it was self-defense.  

We're told Brandon's been cooperating throughout the investigation. Once the Sheriff kicks the case to the D.A.'s office, Brandon will find out what, if any, charges he's facing.

TMZ broke the story ... Tommy wants to go forward with a criminal complaint, and even got a restraining order against his son. Tommy's fiancee, Brittany Furlancalled 911 after the punch and said Brandon knocked Tommy unconscious.

Pamela Anderson claims Tommy's heavy boozing is to blame for the altercation ... but he says Brandon's just ungrateful.

Jay-Z and Beyonce Our Daughter's a Baller at the Art Auction!!!

3/18/2018 7:08 AM PDT

Blue Ivy is only 6, but she's already wheeling and dealing with the best of them.  

Beyonce and Jay-Z took their daughter to the Wearable Art Gala Saturday night in L.A. Grandma Tina Knowles Lawson and her hubby Richard organized the event, which raised dough for a new, non-profit art and performance complex.

A piece of art clearly caught Blue Ivy's eye because she held up her little sign and threw down a $19k bid.  It's unclear if Blue Ivy was the highest bidder, but she sure acted determined and that's gotta count for something.  

Truth be told ... it looks like Jay wasn't into the piece so much, because he tried to gently put his daughter's hand down. Even if she scored the piece, we're guessing Jay and Bey could afford it.

Blue Ivy and her mom wore matching, futuristic gold dresses to the event.  

Russell Simmons Disputes Rape Allegations

3/18/2018 7:23 AM PDT

Russell Simmons says the rape and sexual assault allegations against him are bogus, because he has never ever rolled that way.

We got Simmons Saturday night leaving Craig's in WeHo and he was quick to tell our photog, "I don't have a stitch of violence in me.  I would never hurt anybody."

Simmons, who's been accused of sexual misconduct by 12 women, added, "I have never had any violence in me, but this is a difficult time for everyone."

Check out the end of the vid, as his date plants a kiss on Simmons for all the paps to see.

Samuel L. Jackson & Judge Judy 'Dope' Dinner Duo!

3/17/2018 6:42 PM PDT

Samuel L. Jackson and Judge Judy dined together in L.A., and thus ... staked their claim as our new favorite celebrity odd couple.

The legendary actor shared a photo of himself grabbing dinner and drinks -- big drinks -- with the famous judge Saturday night ... saying he was having "Dinner with a Boss!!"

He added that it's "Always Dope connecting with Judge Judy!"


The only question ... who picks up the check? He stars in some the biggest blockbusters of all time, but she inked a $95 million deal for her show last year.

Perhaps they go Dutch?

Ann Coulter Screw Stormy Trump's a Gent!!!

3/18/2018 7:33 AM PDT

Ann Coulter is screwing with us, maybe, because it's hard to believe some of the comments she made to our photog are for real.

We got the always unapologetic Coulter Saturday leaving Nate N' Al's Deli in Bev Hills, and she not only defended the firing of Andrew McCabe just days before his pension fully vested, she said she would have screwed with him and given him the boot just hours before he would have been home free.

And then there's the method of firing.  Trump's taken heat for firing Rex Tillerson via Twitter.  She says she has a better method of 86'ing Trump's cabinet.

And what would an Ann Coulter interview be without mention of Stormy Daniels.  She has a take on Trump you don't hear often ... that he's just playing the role of cad.

The Game Subtle Threats to Tekashi 69

3/18/2018 7:15 AM PDT

The Game's in a big beef with Tekashi69 ... warning 69 he better get humble quick ... or else.

The Beef started Friday when The Game called Tekashi69 a "Fake-ass Blood" during a European concert,  leading the crowd in a "F*** 6ix9ine" chant. 

Tekashi69 responded Saturday, taunting Game, saying,  "A kid with rainbow hair got the whole industry right now aggravated "

Game fired back ... "This the bum y’all let call himself the king of New York ???  If you don’t take that red rag off playing wit real niggas lives & get yo dick in the booty Carlton sweater around the neck wearin ass on somewhere & stop playing wit this blood shit before somebody hurt yo mamas only daughter."

And then he dropped a subtle warning ..."You a nice guy, look at that smile...cut the tuff shit out before it’s too late. "

In other news...

Prince Harry Reportedly Rejects Prenup Ahead Of Marriage To Meghan Markle

You'll NEVER guess how much he's worth!


Celebrity Scramble Guess Who!

3/18/2018 7:35 AM PDT

Hiding underneath this stretched out snap is an award-winning actress. Can your eyes uncover the mystery behind which blonde bombshell is in this warped photo?

NBA's Chase Budinger Gunnin' for Olympic Gold Medal ... But Not in B-Ball!

3/18/2018 12:40 AM PDT

Former NBA stud Chase Budinger says ballin' for Team USA is his ultimate career goal -- even though he's done with pro hoops!

Here's the deal ... last year, 29-year-old Budinger hung it up and moved back to volleyball, the other sport he used to dominate. (Fun fact: he was the #1 men's volleyball player back in high school.)

Chase tells TMZ Sports he and 2-time Olympian Sean Rosenthal are gearin' up for their 1st season as a beach v-ball team ... and he's hoping they can go all the way in the 2020 Games once they crush a couple summers on the sand.

We wouldn't doubt him -- remember, this is the guy who channeled Billy Hoyle and JUMPED OVER DIDDY at the 2012 Slam Dunk Contest!

'American Idol' Chikezie Eze Estranged Wife Says ... He Beats Me, Keep Him Away From Me!!!

3/18/2018 12:30 AM PDT

Former "American Idol" contestant Chikezie Eze has a history of beating his estranged wife, Linda Iruke ... at least according to her, and now a judge is ordering him to stay away from Linda and their kids.

Linda filed docs, obtained by TMZ, saying she was forced to move to a domestic violence safe house in August "because of all the abuse." She says they've been separated since May 2017.

In the docs, Linda says Chikezie -- who finished 10th in season 7 -- once threatened, "Don't make me turn this car around and beat your ass." She says he also threatened to post nude photos of her on the Internet. 

She claims the last straw came in January when Chikezie allegedly made a verbal threat. She's not specific about what was said, but says based on prior unreported domestic violence, she believes he's capable of carrying out the threat.

Linda requested, and was granted, a restraining order which requires Chikezie to stay at least 100 yards away from Linda, their kids, and her home and work location.

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

In other news...

Miley Cyrus Being 'Very Secretive' About Wedding

This comes after Liam Hemsworth's family initially took issue with singer's wild ways


'SIX' Star Kyle Schmid Hit by Burglars

3/18/2018 12:20 AM PDT

Kyle Schmid -- the actor who stars as a Navy SEAL team leader on the show, "SIX" -- got totally JACKED ... not in the way SEALs do, though he's feeling the pain.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Kyle's apartment in the L.A. area was burglarized. We're told Kyle came home and noticed the sliding door to his balcony was open ... leading cops to believe that was the point of entry.

Problem was ... the sliding door didn't trigger an alarm ... which allowed the perp to search the home and get away with around $30k worth of jewelry. We're told several other units in the same complex were hit that night. LAPD's now investigating.

As we've reported -- again and again and again -- the L.A. area has seen a rash of burglaries involving tons of celebs.

So far, no one's been nabbed in Kyle's burglary. 

Queen Latifah Good Genes or Good Docs?

3/18/2018 12:10 AM PDT

Queen Latifah's good looks are bringing down the house!

Here's a 23-year-old version of the multi-talented lady backstage before a performance in 1993 (left) and 25 years later ... the "Girls Trip" star - who turns 48 today - at a New York City gala just last month (right).

Time's been good to mama! 

The question is ...

Justin Bieber Soccer Saturday ... Party Afterward?

3/17/2018 2:36 PM PDT

Justin Bieber's gotta be a little tired ... because he was running all over the pitch trying to get in on the action in his soccer game.

We got the Biebs playing some organized futbol at Bluff Creek Fields in Playa Vista Saturday afternoon. It's hard to tell how well he played -- or if his team won or lost -- but he was getting props from his teammates when he went to the sidelines ... so had to be decent.

JB's team -- Churchome F.C. -- is part of an L.A. amateur league. We also got him hanging out of his ride inviting "anyone who wants to come over" afterward ... probably to somewhere awesome.

Btw ... we do know Justin's got some soccer skills, but at this point it seems like hockey's still his best sport.

French Montana Uganda Hospital Up and Running

3/17/2018 3:57 PM PDT

Here's a feel-good story for the day -- French Montana's humanitarian efforts in Uganda have culminated with the opening of a hospital that's equipped to take care of 300,000 people.

We broke the story ... the "Unforgettable" rapper became hip-hop's first Global Citizen Ambassador for his work in Uganda, after he witnessed the country's healthcare hardships while he was there shooting the music video.

French's donation to help provide much-needed resources for pregnant women snowballed when The Weeknd and Diddy matched it, and because of their charity ... the Ugandan community now has a new hospital to do just that.

Great job!

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