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12/14/2017 10:45 AM PST

HERE'S THE RUNDOWN
  • Justin Bieber: I Want To Be An Actor Now!
  • Cardi B Buys Offset New Rolls-Royce
  • Kevin Hart Talks Sex Tape Scandal
  • Jamie Foxx: Giant 50th Birthday Bash

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' More Force Needed For H'wood Theater Security

12/14/2017 4:04 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The Force and the force -- LAPD, that is -- will be extra strong in Hollywood for Thursday night's premiere screenings of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."  

We're told more than 20 extra uniformed officers and frequent neighborhood patrols will be deployed around the biggest movie theaters in the heart of Hollywood. Undercover cops will be on the beat as well.

A source at Grauman's Chinese Theatre tells us it's also bringing in private security from an outside firm. There's no specific threat -- we're told the extra muscle's necessary to smoothly move the massive number of moviegoers coming to get a piece of 'Jedi.'

We're told they're nearly sold out ... for the whole weekend! Get there early.

Omarosa I'm Back in D.C. ... No Questions, Please!!!

12/14/2017 3:55 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Omarosa has returned to Washington D.C. and, for once, she's trying to keep a very low profile ... and succeeding!

Nearly 48 hours after her exit from the White House ... Omarosa was back inside the Beltway. We spotted her right after she landed at Reagan National around 5:30 PM ET, but as soon as she saw us ... she bolted. Literally.

She made the most of her winter coat, bundling up and concealing her face -- and that was before she stepped outside. Seems Omarosa's trying to avoid questions about President Trump, or what happened Tuesday night at the White House.

As we reported, she'd love to score a new government gig. CIA, check out these covert moves.

Mario Batali Fired from 'The Chew'

12/14/2017 3:37 PM PST
Breaking News

Mario Batali is officially cut from "The Chew" ... for good.

ABC completed its review into multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against the celeb chef -- and says, "While we remain unaware of any type of inappropriate behavior involving him and anyone affiliated with our show, ABC takes matters like this very seriously as we are committed to a safe work environment and his past behavior violates our standards of conduct."

As we reported ... 4 women claimed Batali had inappropriately touched them in the past, 3 of whom used to work for him. Batali said some of the accusations matched up with ways he'd acted.

Russell Simmons NYPD SVU Opens Investigation Into Rape Allegations

12/14/2017 2:58 PM PST
Breaking News

5:00 PM PT -- "America's Next Top Model" judge Kelly Cutrone is also accusing Simmons of sexual misconduct, telling the New York Post he tried to rape her after they left a party together in 1991 ... but she was able to fight him off and flee.Russell Simmons is under the microscope of the NYPD, which is now investigating him for multiple rape allegations.

NYPD's special victims unit is reportedly looking into at least 7 claims of sexual misconduct against the Def Jam co-founder ... some dating back to the early '80s. According to the L.A. Times ... detectives are already reaching out to some of the alleged victims. 

As we reported ... Simmons stepped down from his businesses last month after Jenny Lumet claimed he raped her in the '90s. Model Keri Claussen Khalighi has also accused him of rape. 

Simmons denies the rapes and says all his sexual encounters were consensual.

TMZ broke the story ... his lawyers say he took and passed a polygraph to address Khalighi's allegation. We've reached out to Simmons about the NYPD investigation ... so far, no word back. 

Billy Baldwin Lindsey Vonn Could Be Next Kaepernick ... Crush Trump at Olympics

12/14/2017 3:03 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Lindsey Vonn says she won't be representing Donald Trump at the Olympics ... but is she gonna let her actions speak louder than words, a la Colin Kaepernick??

Billy Baldwin posed the question at LAX -- telling TMZ Sports Lindsey has a chance to REALLY stick it to POTUS by taking a page outta Kaep's book at the 2018 Games. 

"She wins a gold medal, and as the flag is ascending, does she take a knee on the podium?" 

Billy wouldn't say whether or not he thought Vonn would go all-in ... but either way, the Baldwin bro says he's proud of the superstar skier for joining all the athletes exercising their freedom of speech. 

"She doesn't agree with Trump's agenda and she's taking a stand. I totally admire that and respect that."

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.

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