Before this smirking mini-man was flashing a smile for the Hollywood cameras, he was just another happy kid in Las Vegas, Nevada. Can you guess who he is?
Swift and Malik just dropped a new track for the "Fifty Shades Darker" soundtrack -- and it's a HOT one.
TMZ Live Angelina Jolie: Eyeing U.N.'s Top Job
12/6/2016 10:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
There's a new Spider-Man on the block -- and his first solo movie looks AWESOME. Yep, Tony Stark is here too.
Hailee Steinfeld Autograph Hound Needs Ambulance! After Lamest Shove Ever
12/6/2016 5:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
One Hailee Steinfeld autograph seeker got an ambulance ride from LAX, but video of the incident makes it seem like he might deserve an Oscar.
Our photog was on the scene as Hailee walked to her car, and the autograph seeker persistently buzzed around her. The dude desperately wanted her Jane Hancock, but Hailee's handler wasn't having it and did get a little physical.
We caught the whole thing on video, and while it didn't seem like mortal combat -- the guy ended up needing medical assistance.
The handler had to talk to cops, and the autograph seeker was writhing in pain in the ambulance.
We don't know if anyone's faking here. We're just saying watch the video ...
Hello booty-ful! Nicki Minjaj put ALL her curves on display today in Turks and Caicos ... showing some serious skin on her 34th birthday!
Stevie J Preggo Joseline Is Evil & Violent Needs Serious Mental Help
12/6/2016 4:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star says Joseline showed up uninvited to his pad Sunday and busted up his face and injured his eyes. It's interesting ... Stevie posted a vid with her that same day, and they seemed all lovey-dovey. Stevie tells us that vid was shot right before the alleged beatdown.
In docs, Stevie says there was another encounter where Joseline threatened him, lunged at him, hurled paperwork and unleashed a profanity-laced tirade.
Stevie J is asking the court to order a psychological evaluation for Joseline, as well as anger management. In the docs he says he's afraid she'll hurt him and their unborn child. He's even preemptively requesting a guardian be appointed for the baby ... who's due any day now.
Sources connected to the case tell TMZ that second encounter happened at a DNA lab where Stevie was getting pricked for the paternity test she requested. We're told 'LHHA' cameras were rolling.
We've reached out to Joseline, so far no word back.
Miss Bumbum 2016 Brazil's Newest 'Best Ass'
12/6/2016 3:39 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Meet Erika Canela ... all of Erika Canela. The 20-year-old model took 1st place last month at Miss Bumbum -- a Brazilian pageant where more than 17 million people vote. She's also the first black woman to win in its 6 year run.
Welp ... easy to see why she takes the cake.
Lady Gaga & Taylor Kinney Some Exes Don't Talk ... We're Different
12/6/2016 3:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Gaga and Kinney called it quits in July after 5 years together, so fans freaked when he showed up on Gaga's Instagram this week. Sources tell us they still have a great relationship and talk from time to time.
Kinney happened to be in NYC and found out Gaga's Born This Way Foundation was doing the Shared Kindness event at 30 Rock. Gaga's in Europe but her mom, Cynthia, helps run the foundation and Taylor offered to help her out.
Gaga was moved enough to post the pic of them at the fundraiser.
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Oakland Fire Brawls and Death Threats Alleged Involving Commune Leader
12/6/2016 2:49 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Derick Ion Almena's Oakland art commune had a ton of problems before the tragic fire ... including brawls and death threats, according to docs -- hardly the rosy picture Almena's tried to paint.
In docs, obtained by TMZ, 2 men tried to get restraining orders against Almena in 2015. They accused him of ordering commune staffers to beat the crap out of them for allegedly trashing the place after a gig there. They say Almena was pissed because his son found a condom in the building.
Right after the alleged run-in the men gave a blow-by-blow on camera. The video was submitted in the case.
A couple weeks later, Derick was busted for having a stolen Airstream trailer on the Oakland property. He was arrested for felony possession of stolen property and pled no contest in January 2016. As we reported ... he's currently on probation for about 2 more years.
Derick tried to get a restraining order against a 55-year-old woman in February 2015 ... claiming she threatened to have her sons come over and "blow my f****** head off." According to docs, the woman was living at the commune without paying rent. Almena accused her of squatting, stealing his property and threatening his entire family.
All the restraining orders were denied when the parties failed to show up in court.
Almena told Matt Lauer the space was his dream home, which hosted up-and-coming artists. He obviously left out a ton of other details.
The FULL video is everything you want it to be and more ... trust us! See what happened when these two took a spin in NYC.
Shannen Doherty Husband's Turn to Sue Over Cancer ... You Ruined Our Love Life!
12/6/2016 1:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Shannen Doherty's husband isn't ready to let her biz managers off the hook for her breast cancer diagnosis -- he's filed his own lawsuit, on the heels of Shannen settling hers.
Kurt Iswarienko says the managing team destroyed his sex life with Shannen. In his suit, he echoes what Shannen said in hers -- that Tanner Mainstain Glynn & Johnson let her health insurance policy lapse, and therefore delayed her diagnosis.
In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Kurt also claims the firm mismanaged his funds, and got him mixed up in bad loans over the years that ruined his credit.
TMZ broke the story -- Shannen and the managers reached a settlement of her $15 million lawsuit back in August.
The Bush frontman made an extremely rare public appearance on Wednesday night with two of the boys he shares with ex Gwen Stefani.
'Django Unchained' Actress Leaking Audio Was Unethical ... Commission Rules
12/6/2016 2:07 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The cop who cited a "Django Unchained" actress for having sex in public has been called out for leaking audio of the incident, and it's gonna cost him some dough.
The L.A. Ethics Commission ruled Tuesday former LAPD Sergeant Jim Parker broke city rules by releasing the audio to TMZ following the 2014 incident with Daniele Watts, who Parker busted for having sex with her BF in their car in broad daylight.
The Commission said Parker was sharing confidential info related to the case when he released it, so he'll now have to pay a $500 fine ... instead of the max $10,000 he was facing.
You'll recall ... when Parker and his partner responded to the scene, Watts played the race card big time. She later apologized to the officers, and pled no contest to the charges.
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Cruz Beckham Jumps into Music Like Mom ... Signs with Justin Bieber's Manager
12/6/2016 11:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Cruz already seemed like a natural when his pop shared a vid of him covering Biebs' "Home to Mama." Guessing this kinda thing happens when both your parents are super talented.
The uncanny thing is how much Cruz's career already resembles JB's. When Justin got his start he was singing cover songs, and Cruz already has a duet with Cody Simpson under his belt. A Bieber duet can't be far off.
Braun's a family pal and we're told the Beckhams trust him. Translation: They know Scooter won't throw Cruz to the music business wolves.
The revolving door at "The View" just claimed another one ... as one of the show's core cohosts just announced she's leaving for good. See who it is and why she's doing it!
Jay Z Check Out My Prince Sales Pitch ... That Failed
12/6/2016 11:47 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The estate is suing Jay Z's Roc Nation for streaming a ton of Prince's music on Tidal after his death in April. The new docs include a PowerPoint presentation that flaunts the Roc Nation empire's assets -- including music, sports, movies, concerts and more. It's actually incredibly impressive.
There's also a letter from Roc Nation's CEO to Bremer Trust -- the estate's administrator -- trying to persuade them to let Jay's company manage Prince's enormous catalog. As the CEO put it ... "[Prince] confided in and entrusted Mr. Carter and Roc Nation with his most prized possession, his creative expression. They spoke not just as respected businessmen, but as artists aligned in mission."
It sounds and looks great but as we've reported, the pitch fell on deaf ears. The estate turned down the offer and ended up suing over the streamed tunes.
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Andy Cohen I'd Bang Bieber ... But No Kimye Threesome For Me
12/6/2016 11:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Andy was on Matt Weiss and Theo Von's "Allegedly" podcast where the guys asked the "Watch What Happens Live" host a flurry of provocative questions. Andy was game ... and even brought the Biebs' penis into the convo.
The biggest surprise, though, is Andy balking at a Kimye threesome ... which he says would be a boner killer. Then he gave his F***, Marry, Kill breakdown for the 3 Kardashian sisters. Good stuff.
Check out the full episode on iTunes today.
Ronald Gasser Let Me Outta Jail I'm Innocent
12/6/2016 10:16 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Gasser's lawyer just filed a motion claiming there's no probable cause for his client's arrest. He's asking the court for the earliest available hearing ... so he can show a judge why Gasser should get out of jail.
Gasser was arrested Monday night and is being held on a $500,000 bond.
At the very least, his attorney's asking the bond be reduced.