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Disney Chief Bob Iger Ron Howard Will Make 'Star Wars' Han Solo Film a Hit!!!

6/24/2017 7:23 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Disney Chairman Bob Iger has no doubt ... Ron Howard will bring the upcoming "Stars Wars" Han Solo installment in for a smooth landing, and any bumps in the road will be quickly forgotten.

We got Iger out Friday at E Baldi in Bev Hills when our photog asked some pretty good questions about Howard's chops in the genre. Iger laughs, saying the truth -- Ron can direct anything.

As was reported, Howard is replacing directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.  

Iger won't say if the flick will be delayed, but he says there are 3 elements that will guarantee success.  

'Bachelor' Alum AshLee Frazier Corinne and DeMario Should Hook Up

6/24/2017 7:13 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Former "Bachelor" contestant AshLee Frazier thinks nothing untoward happened between Corinne and DeMario on "Bachelor in Paradise" and strongly believes they should come back and hook up.

We got the Season 17 alum at LAX Friday, and she thinks the whole sexual assault thing was made up by a disgruntled producer. TMZ broke the story ... Warner Bros. conducted an investigation and determined Corinne was alert and fully engaged when she engaged in oral sex with DeMario in a pool.

One thing's clear ... she thinks Corinne is TV gold. 

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Stars and Scars You Be the Judge

6/24/2017 12:40 AM PDT

Bill Cosby's retrial is curious, especially since the first jury was evenly divided. And Johnny Depp really stepped in it with his Trump assassination joke. So we gotta ask ...

Joseph Baena Shirtless Beach Jog With My Buff Bros

6/23/2017 6:28 PM PDT

Arnold Schwarzenegger's son must have learned from his old man -- you gotta get the cardio in if you wanna get ripped.

Joseph Baena wrapped up a workout session Friday with a run on the beach in Malibu ... along with a couple buddies who popped their shirts off to show off their muscles too.

This isn't the first time Joseph's shown he's a chip off the old block either. What can we say ... he gets it directly from his dad.

BET Awards Last Minute Changes To Honor Prodigy

6/24/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The BET Awards will pay tribute to Prodigy, but it won't be a major spectacle -- instead, his rap partner Havoc and Lil Kim will do the honors on their own.

Sources involved with the production tell us Kim and Havoc were late adds to the show as presenters. They will also share some personal words, paying respects to the Mobb Deep rapper. 

We're told BET Awards execs scrambled to put together a tribute performance after Prodigy's death Tuesday, but it was too late. Artitsts had already signed contracts to perform at the awards, and BET didn't want to burn bridges by changing their sets, which have been planned for weeks.

We reached out to BET to see if they've been able to make any late changes, but we haven't heard back. 

Lil Yachty Hey Denzel & Oprah ... Holla and I'll Cut My Locks!

6/24/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Lil Yachty has a message for Hollywood stars, directors and moguls -- y'all should f*** with him!

The 19-year-old rapper was at LAX when our photog asked if he'd ever change his famous hair color. Yachty, it turns out, already has an age set for when he'll not only change color, but cut his locks altogether. All he needs is the right phone call from some key players in Hollywood.

Yachty says he's got range to play all kinds of roles. It's also safe to say he's a big fan of "Moonlight."

Kid's got Oscar-worthy taste.

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'Cake Boss' Star Dies After Tough Battle With Major Illness

Our Hearts Go Out To The Entire 'Cake Boss' Family #RIP

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Sexy Stars Slaying The Bambi Pose Bucking Awesome!

6/24/2017 12:10 AM PDT

Summer has officially arrived and so has the latest celebrity craze ... the bambi pose. If you’re totally clueless about the signature stance, here’s a quick definition:

Bambi Pose: Sitting perched atop your heels with your legs curled under much like that of a baby deer.

Used in a sentence: Fawn over these photos to see which sexy stars have perfected the posture of Summer Seventeen.

If you're still unsure, please refer to the photo below:

TMZ Live Johnny Depp: Prez Assassination Controversy!

6/23/2017 10:45 PM PDT

HERE'S THE RUNDOWN
  • Donald Trump: Obama Might've Tapped Oval Office
  • Kim Kardashian Buys Piece Of Jackie O
  • American Idol: Seacrest Deal Hits A Snag
  • Amber Rose & 21 Savage: Summer Fling?

Charlie Sheen Sued for Exposing Ex to HIV

6/23/2017 5:09 PM PDT

Charlie Sheen recklessly exposed his ex-girlfriend to HIV and had the audacity to say he was "noble" for belatedly telling her ... according to a new lawsuit.

A California woman -- known only as Jane Doe -- claims she met the "confidential male defendant" and they quickly began having sex -- eventually unprotected sex.

She never mentions Sheen by name, but she might as well have, because there are hints all over the lawsuit ... notably, that the defendant announced his HIV status on national TV on November 17, 2015. That's the day Sheen went on "Today" and revealed his HIV status.

The woman -- who says she's a Russian emigre -- claims when Sheen dropped the news to her, he dismissively told her to take 2 pills to prevent transmission. He told her the drugs were not necessary, and urged her not to believe "the convenient rumors of the medical community," saying, "You don't need to be on all that f****** s***."

She also claims he told her the "Apocalypse" had "cleansed" her soul and he knew she'd be fine.

The suit claims Sheen threw around the n-word in a big way, once calling himself "the dumbest f****** n***** in the room." He also railed against other women who accused him of exposing them to HIV, calling them, "assholes, f****** n******."

In other news...

Susan Boyle Viciously Attacked By Gang Of 15 Teens Near Her Home

The Abuse Has Become So Bad That Police Are Being Called In To Ensure Her Safety

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Hillary Clinton Attacks Healthcare Bill ... GOP Is the 'Death Party'

6/23/2017 5:00 PM PDT
Breaking News

Hillary Clinton jumped off the political sidelines and fired a shot at Republicans over the new healthcare bill ... saying, in not so many words, it's gonna kill Americans.

The former candidate said the GOP will be "the death party" if they pass the proposed healthcare measure. In her tweet, she referenced an article citing Harvard researchers. Their study says the Senate bill could result in "18,000 to 28,000 deaths in 2026."

She also urged her followers to speak out against the bill. 

Dennis Rodman Uses Women's Restroom at Airport ... While Bumping Staind

6/23/2017 2:45 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

He's worn dresses ... maybe that's why Dennis Rodman felt so comfortable using the women's restroom at Long Beach airport Wednesday night.

A female witness tells us she noticed Dennis in the airport around 9 PM -- but couldn't believe it when she saw The Worm walk straight into the women's restroom while blasting Staind's "It's Been Awhile" on his mini-speaker.

We're told he was inside for about a minute -- and acted normal while a bunch of confused women looked on ... some doing double takes.

Ultimately, he left without issue and went on his merry way ... continuing to play that Staind song.

In other news...

Ronda Rousey Has A Marilyn Monroe Moment When Wind Blows Up Her Dress!

See The Unfortunate Wardrobe Malfunction!

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Dr. Luke Settles With Kesha's Mom Drops Defamation Suit

6/23/2017 1:55 PM PDT
Breaking News

Dr. Luke's nearly 3 year saga in a defamation lawsuit against Kesha's mom is finally over -- the suit's been dropped and they've reached a settlement.

TMZ broke the story ... the music producer claimed in a 2014 lawsuit that Pebe Sebert orchestrated a smear campaign of sexual lies against him. He also claimed Pebe wanted Kesha to break her contract with him, and when she couldn't, Pebe got Kesha to spread lies that he raped her.

But the parties have now agreed to dismiss the case with prejudice -- meaning it can't be refiled. Translation: They settled it, and one thing Luke got was a statement from Pebe regarding his sexual assault case with Kesha.

According to the statement ... "Pebe admits she has no firsthand knowledge of the events occurring on the night of the alleged rape. Pebe was not present that night. At that time, Pebe was in Nashville, and Kesha was in Los Angeles. The dispute between Kesha and Dr. Luke about the events of that night is the subject of the New York case, and will be decided in that case."

As we reported ... Pebe countersued Dr. Luke claiming he tormented and abused her by allegedly date raping her daughter. That case was dropped in April 2016.

Johnny Depp I'm Sorry, Mr. President ... I Made A Bad Joke

6/23/2017 11:43 AM PDT
Breaking News

Johnny Depp is apologizing for his joke about assassinating President Trump, saying he didn't mean any harm by it.

Johnny released a statement admitting the "bad joke" he told Thursday to the Glastonbury Festival crowd was in poor taste.

“It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice," his apology read. "I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone.”

Depp had joked, "When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?"

The White House condemned Depp for the joke and called on Hollywood to speak out against this type of violent rhetoric.

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