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Russell Simmons Polygraph Proves I'm Innocent In Alleged Sexual Assault

12/14/2017 2:29 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Russell Simmons hooked himself up to a lie detector, and says the results prove he did NOT sexually assault model Keri Claussen Khalighi.

TMZ obtained this image of Simmons taking the polygraph Wednesday in the L.A. area. Russell's camp says it was administered by a national leader in the field of polygraphing. We're told he was asked a series of questions about the allegations made by Khalighi.

You'll recall, she claims Simmons forced her into performing oral sex on him -- back in 1991 when she was 17 -- while director Brett Ratner sat and watched.

According to Simmons' attorneys, Michael Sterling and E. Carlos Tanner, Simmons passed with flying colors, and plans to repeat the test for allegations made by 4 other women. They say Russell will release all the results once he's completed the tests.

This marks a shift in Simmons' response. He initially apologized for being "insensitive" in some of his relationships -- but Thursday he launched a #NOTME campaign on Instagram. He insists he's not trying to diminish the #METOO movement ... but simply prove his innocence.

Russell and his legal team are inviting any of his accusers, including Khalighi, to also take a polygraph.

Morgan Spurlock Steps Down From Production Co. He Co-Founded

12/14/2017 2:21 PM PST
Breaking News

The fallout from Morgan Spurlock's admission to past sexual misconduct has started -- he's stepping down effective immediately from the company he co-founded ... TMZ has learned.

Jeremy Chilnick -- co-founder of the Warrior Poets production company that produced the Oscar- nominated documentary "Super Size Me" -- tells TMZ ... Morgan's stepping down and the company will be run by Jeremy and other equal partner, Matthew Galkin.

As we reported ... Morgan came clean about his checkered past that included an accusation of rape and paying off a former female assistant following sexual harassment allegations.

Ronan Farrow Keep It Up, Accusers ... America Needs This Wake-Up Call

12/14/2017 1:59 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Ronan Farrow's whistleblowing article on Harvey Weinstein opened the floodgates of sexual harassment allegations in and out of Hollywood -- and he says it's exactly what America needed.

We got Ronan catching a flight out of LAX Thursday and asked him about alleged sexual abusers starting to fight back. As we reported, PBS host Tavis Smiley believes he was railroaded by a "sloppy" investigation.

Ronan says even if some of the accused are pissed off, it's worth it because victims have had to be silent for decades -- and conversations about sexual misconduct are long overdue.

He's hopeful the convos are gonna create boundaries for men in power, including his own estranged dad, Woody Allen and Morgan Spurlock, who confessed to sexual assault. 

LeBron James Hospitalized Kid's Wish: 'Can You Dunk on Lonzo For Me?'

12/14/2017 11:59 AM PST
Breaking News

"Can you dunk on Lonzo for me?"

That's the cutest and savagest Christmas wish we've ever heard ... courtesy of a brave kid that LeBron James visited at the Cleveland Clinic on Wednesday.

When Santa Bron stopped in to see Andrew, a young Cavs fan, and show him some love ... the kid only had one request -- that King James DUNK ALL OVER Lonzo Ball when the Lakers play Cleveland tonight.

LeBron loved it ... and told Andrew he'd be happy to oblige -- unless Zo's too scared to meet him at the rim!

Harvey Weinstein Sexual Assault Complaints All Fair Game with LAPD

12/14/2017 11:17 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Harvey Weinstein accusers are getting the full attention of the LAPD ... even if the alleged sexual misconduct occurred outside the city of L.A. or is outside the statute of limitations ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

Our sources say the Sexual Assault Section of the Robbery/Homicide Unit, which is investigating all of the recent sexual assault cases, is taking a full report on every complaint. If the alleged misconduct occurred outside the LAPD's jurisdiction, the Department is writing a full report and sending it to the appropriate agency. In Weinstein's case, we're told such reports have been written and forwarded to the police in New York City and London.

We're told all complaints that involve alleged acts within the jurisdiction of LAPD are being forwarded to the L.A. County DA. As for allegations that cannot be prosecuted because of the statute of limitations, we're told the LAPD is still forwarding them to the DA, because if Weinstein or others are prosecuted the DA may attempt to admit non-prosecutable cases as "prior bad acts" to establish a pattern of sexual misconduct.

We're told the Unit is writing up every complaint, but allegations against Weinstein are the largest in number.

David Otunga Jennifer's Using 'The Voice' to Diss Me

12/14/2017 10:52 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Jennifer Hudson is putting out a bunch of not-so-sly disses against her ex, David Otunga, which he says violates the gag order in their bitter custody war ... TMZ has learned.

David filed docs this week calling out Jennifer for allegedly throwing repeated public jabs his way. In the docs, David points a Dec. 4 episode of "The Voice" where Jennifer is talking to Davon Fleming, one of the contestants. She makes a crack about her relationships never lasting.

In the docs, David also accuses Jennifer of shading him with an Instagram video where she's whispering about hate and jealousy. She never says David's name, but he thinks it's all about him.

He wants the judge to find Jennifer in contempt for violating the gag order.

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Disneyland Sued Happiest Place My Ass ... You Blacklisted Us from Club 33!

12/14/2017 12:19 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Mickey Mouse and his cronies at Disneyland are picking favorites within the park's exclusive Club 33, which cost 2 members access to the group ... this according to a new lawsuit.

Carlton Enterprises, repped by Sean Macias, is suing The Happiest Place on Earth for what it calls vengeful retaliation and wrongful termination of their Prez and VP Scott and Diana Anderson's Club 33 memberships this past October after a new general manager came on board.

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, the Andersons allege that since Luke Stedman started running the day-to-day at Club 33 last year, he went out of his way to blacklist the couple ... going so far as to suspend their memberships twice over rumors they badmouthed the club and Ms. Anderson allegedly "raised her voice" ... before kicking them out entirely.

The final straw, from the Anderson's side anyway, went down earlier this year while Scott was attending a fantasy draft event at Disney's California Adventure ... and suddenly became very ill. He says Stedman accused him of being drunk, and pulled the plug after that.

The Andersons say Disney had no right to revoke their memberships without due process ... and they're asking a judge for damages (Club 33 ain't cheap, after all). We've reached out Walt Disney Parks for comment ... so far, no word back.

Katie Holmes No Way I'm Missing My Man's 50th!!! Rare Public Outing with Jamie Foxx

12/14/2017 10:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Jamie Foxx was NOT flying solo at his huge 50th birthday event -- Katie Holmes was by his side and we've got the video of them flirting like a couple of teenagers.

Katie got onstage with her man Wednesday night at Paramount Studios -- and at least for these few moments ... couldn't keep their hands off each other. The couple's been together for 4 years, but we've only seen PDA shots once before. Normally, they avoid all public photos or video.

As we reported ... Jamie went old-school with the playlist ... with Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and Too Short.

Pretty fitting Jamie was whispering sweet nothings to Katie while Jay-Z's "Excuse Me Miss" was blaring. Nicely done, Jamie.

Tiffany Haddish Running Credit Checks is the New Swipe Right ...

12/14/2017 9:59 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Tiffany Haddish is done dating scrubs ... aka a busta ... aka a broke ass. Wanna get some love from her? Better rate 700 and above!

We got the "Girls Trip" star at LAX Wednesday night and talked to her about dating again. She'd gone on "The Breakfast Club" and said she wants someone better than her ... and that includes their credit score.

Check it out ... Tiffany's already hatched a plan in her quest to get the credit score deets. And in case you're pissed about her Golden Globes snub -- like Jada Pinkett Smith is -- Tiffany says don't be.

Rapper Chinx Drugz Murder Suspects Charged 2 Years After Drive-By

12/14/2017 8:25 AM PST
Exclusive Details

8:43 AM PT -- We're told a second suspect was also charged in connection to Chinx's murder -- 26-year-old Jamar Hill, who's facing the same charges as Homere. Both he and Homere were serving time in jail on unrelated charges when they were arrested in connection to the murder.

One of the French Montana's Coke Boys, Chinx Drugz, might finally see some justice after being shot and killed 2 years ago ... 'cause cops just made an arrest.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... 32-year-old Quincy Homere was arrested Thursday in NYC and has been charged with murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon in connection to the 2015 drive-by shooting that left Chinx dead. 

FOX5 reporter Lisa Evers got exclusive video of Homere covering his face as cops perp walked him into the station. No word yet on motive or how police linked him to the case.

As we reported ... Chinx was gunned down in the Spring of 2015 in Queens, NY, having taken multiple bullets to the torso. Another victim in the car had been left badly injured.

Chinx was 31.

Tavis Smiley I'm Fighting Back Against PBS!!! Denies Sexual Misconduct

12/14/2017 6:45 AM PST
Breaking News

Tavis Smiley says PBS railroaded him during its investigation into claims he was having sex with staffers, and he's vowing to take a stand against the network's "overreaction."

The talk show host, who PBS suspended Wednesday, says he only learned of the PBS investigation through former staffers who let him know they'd been contacted. Smiley says he confronted his bosses, and only then did investigators talk to him ... for 3 hours.

It's clear Smiley isn't happy with what went down -- he says investigators refused to talk to his current staff or accept documentation supporting his side of the story. He insists he "never groped, inappropriately exposed myself or coerced any colleague in the workplace ever in my 30 year career."

Smiley accuses PBS of running a sloppy investigation and says he will fight back.

He also says there's a bigger picture conversation to be had about how men and women should be able to interact in the workplace.

Cardi B to Offset Money Ain't a Thang ... I Got You a Rolls Royce Wraith!!!

12/14/2017 7:33 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Cardi B is the fiancée we all want, 'cause she doesn't make her man choose between a brand new car or a fancy watch for his birthday -- she just buys both.

Cardi was with Offset Wednesday night at The MacArthur in DTLA to ring in his 26th birthday. On the way out, she gave him the big gift first -- a new Rolls-Royce Wraith!!!

You can tell he was stoked by the way he thanks his bride-to-be -- nothin' says "love you" like a nice squeeze -- but the presents weren't over from there. Looks like she also bought him a fully blinged out watch! And Cardi made it clear to us -- she put down her own cash for the goods.

Aside from high-priced gifts, Offset also had his pals QuavoTakeoffBig SeanSwae LeeLil YachtyG-Eazy and Ashanti there to celebrate.

Jamie Foxx Goes Back in Time Turning the Big 5-0 W/ Cube, Luda and Snoop!

12/14/2017 7:52 AM PST

Jamie Foxx might as well have been turning 35 this week instead of 50 by how many old-school hip-hop acts he booked for his birthday bash ... talk about memory lane.

Jamie rang in the big 5-0 Wednesday night at Paramount Pictures Studios with a straight-up concert, and he brought out the big guns with guys like Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and Too Short.

The bday boy was onstage for most of the performances -- which included Cube's "Gangsta Gangsta," Luda's "Move B***H," and other '90s/2000s hits ... oldies but goodies in 2017.

BTW ... no sign of Katie Holmes anywhere in the video, but we're told she was definitely there. On an even higher note, Jamie looks as young as ever.

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