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Brad Pitt Under Investigation for Child Abuse

9/22/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0921_brad_pitt_gettyBrad Pitt is under investigation by the LAPD and L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services for allegedly getting verbally abusive and physical with his children, and that's what triggered the divorce ... TMZ has learned.

Sources familiar with the situation tell us, Brad, Angelina and their kids were on a flight last Wednesday when he allegedly got wasted on the private jet. He allegedly went wild, screaming and getting physical with the kids.

We're told the plane landed at an airport around 8 PM, and witnesses say Pitt continued his rant on the tarmac, and even tried leaving in one of the fuel trucks.

Our sources say someone either on the plane or the tarmac anonymously reported the incident to the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services. We're told Brad and Angelina have already been interviewed and DCFS plans to interview the kids as well. That investigation is ongoing.

We're also told the LAPD has the case ... which is routine when anyone reports child abuse. We do not know the specifics of the alleged abuse ... just that it was supposedly both verbal and physical.

Our sources say this incident triggered Jolie to separate from Brad the next day and file for divorce just days later.

A source close to Brad tells TMZ, "He takes the matter very seriously and says he did not commit any abuse of his children," adding, "It's unfortunate that people involved are continuing to present him in the worst possible light."

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Lady Gaga Frank Zappa's Casa Es Mi Casa Now

9/22/2016 8:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0922-lady-gaga-frank-zappa-house-tmz-hiltonhyland-02Lady Gaga's gonna be cutting tracks inside Frank Zappa's old L.A. crib, which she just purchased for $5.25 million.

The Hollywood Hills tudor hit the market in June for the first time in about 40 years. Frank purchased the 7 bedroom, 6 bath home in the '70s and it remained in the family till his wife, Gail, passed away.

Gaga was likely drawn to the 6,759 square foot home because of its recording studio, which Frank famously christened the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen. 

There's also a relaxation/massage room, pool, and plenty of room for guests or collaborators to shack up. The property has TWO guesthouses, plus a one bedroom apartment.

Gigi Hadid Assaulted and Manhandled in Milan Caught on Video

9/22/2016 6:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Gigi Hadid was manhandled by a notorious prankster Thursday in Milan ... and it was caught on video.

Gigi was leaving Max Mara's fashion show with sister Bella when Vitalii Sediuk grabbed her from behind and lifted her off the ground.  

Bella scrambles to free her sis, while Gigi gives the guy an elbow.

Vitalii has famously found his way onto red carpets, kissing Will Smith, attacking Brad and Angelina, nuzzling Leo ... he even rushed the stage during the 2013 Grammys.

Gucci Mane Off House Arrest ... Off to Strip Club With $10k!

9/22/2016 6:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Gucci Mane didn't waste any time when he got off of house arrest this week -- he celebrated by hitting up a strip club ... with RACKS to blow.

We got Gucci in NY Wednesday, just a day after he wrapped up a 4 month house arrest sentence -- and he was all smiles, posing with fans outside SiriusXM HQ. 

And then he made his way to Aces strip club with GF Keyshia Ka'oir ... where we're told he dropped $10,000 worth of George Washingtons. 

Sources tell us Gucci didn't have a drop of liquor for himself, but did buy 10 bottles for his crew ... which included Fabolous, Metro Boomin and Uncle Murda.

We're told his "Welcome Home" cake -- by Nerwan Khalife -- was decorated with 24K gold, and cost $975.

What more could a man want -- strippers AND cake!

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Chris Brown Sayonara, Japan! Gun Case Holds Up Tour

9/22/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0921-chris-brown-tmz-getty-03Chris Brown fans in Japan are getting screwed by LAPD's investigation into his gun case ... which is preventing the singer from boarding a jet plane to perform there.

CB has shows scheduled in Tokyo next week and sources close to Chris tell us he applied for permission to enter the country on a working visa. However, we're told Japanese officials flagged Chris and denied him entry due to the investigation into claims he pulled a gun on a woman.

A Japanese consulate official tells TMZ the country has a very low tolerance for admitting visitors with criminal backgrounds and open cases. Brown faced this same kind of scrutiny in Australia over his probation due to the Rihanna case.

A source close to Chris tells us there's a chance he'll reapply for Japan before the tour dates. His legal team thinks the case is dragging because cops have no case, and Chris' pockets shouldn't suffer in the interim.   

JonBenet Ramsey Murder House Owners Rejected CBS Documentary

9/22/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0921-jonbenet-ramsey-house-splash-getty-01The owners of the Boulder house where JonBenet Ramsey was killed told documentary producers to take a hike when they literally tried to return to the scene of the crime.

Carol Schuller Milner and her husband currently live in the home, and she tells TMZ ... a production company contacted them months ago asking to lease their house. She says they immediately turned them down ... saying they had NO interest in dredging up horrific memories.

If you saw CBS' special, "The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey" ... you noticed producers had to build replica rooms, because they had zero access to the real deal. 

Even if the Milners had played ball ... Carol says they made major renovations 10 years ago, which included the basement. She says it wasn't because they were creeped out -- they'd already been there for 2 years -- it was just time for a makeover.

Carol says they didn't watch the documentary, and they've always separated the JonBenet tragedy from their home.

In other news...

Chelsea Handler Starts BITTER Feud With Angelina Jolie -- This Is VICIOUS!

YIKES! Chelsea Handler just started one of the biggest celebrity feuds of all times with Angelina Jolie, just days after her divorce news surfaced!

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Nick Young Seals Rebound With Hot Singer

9/22/2016 7:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nick Young crossed the line with smoking hot singer Paloma Ford outside The Nice Guy ... and he made sure everyone saw him do it.

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Swizz Beatz Sued for $42 Million Allegations of Massive Car Theft

9/22/2016 6:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0922-swizz-beatz-TMZ-01Swizz Beatz screwed a car leasing company out of 10s of millions of dollars in super expensive whips, including McLarens, Bentleys, Porsches and Ferraris ... this according to a new lawsuit.

The famed music producer formed a car leasing company and used another company -- Metro-Gem Leasing and Funding -- to bankroll the venture.

Metro claims it plunked down millions so Swizz's company could snag the fancy cars, but over a 3 year period screwed them out of millions.

The suit mentions Swizz's wife, Alicia Keys, claiming in 2013 Swizz and Alicia started leasing some of the vehicles for personal use. She is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit.

The suit alleges massive fraud with 27 vehicles. Metro is asking for $42 mil in damages.

Swizz has responded, "People just do and say anything these days for $ Wow! The crazy part is people also believe anything these days SMH! Going back to bed." 

Iggy Azalea French Montana's Weighing Me Down

9/22/2016 7:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0922-iggy-azalea-french-montana-diamond-rings-INSTAGRAM-01Iggy Azalea is warming up to French Montana ... with a little bit of ice.

Iggy posted a pic of her fingers enveloped in 7 diamond bands.

Iggy captioned the pic, "He told me pressure makes diamonds," and tagged the rapper and his jeweler, Iceman Nick.

Iggy's played coy up to this point, calling French a "friend," despite their makeout trip to Mexico a few weeks back ... but diamonds clearly make it official. 

She had to return the engagement ring she got from Nick Young, but doesn't seem like she's hurting in the carat department.

In other news...

WTF! Margot Robbie Openly Talks About Her “Fart Box”

You've NEVER heard Margot Robbie talking quite like this before -- we're not sure what to think of this.

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Mark Wahlberg Tom Brady Or Not ... The Pats Are #1!!

9/22/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Mark Wahlberg just put the ENTIRE NFL on notice ... the Patriots are SO GOOD, they'll whoop your team's ass ... with or without Tom Brady.

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Model Clio Walsh Stripped Down And All Wet

9/22/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0921_clio_walsh_bikini_launch_2L.A. model Clio Walsh took advantage of summer's final day ... stripping down to her bikini and dipping more than a toe in the blue Pacific.

The weather's still warm in SoCal, but Clio made this beach look HOT. Check her out ... and have a nice fall.

In other news...

OH MY GOSH! Justin Bieber Flashes His Fans During Paris Concert

Justin Bieber gave concert-goers an ENVIABLE eye-full in Paris, France... Prepare to swoon!

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Little Walter in 'Changeling' 'Memba Him?!

9/22/2016 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0921_gattlin_griffith_changeling_now_photos_launchGattlin Griffith is best known for playing the abducted son Walter Collins -- opposite his on-screen mother, Angelina Jolie -- in the 2008 Clint Eastwood film 'Changeling.' Guess what he looks like now!

TMZ Live Brad & Angelina: The Bitter Legal War Over The Kids

9/21/2016 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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