This might be the coolest family connection ever -- Brad Pitt and Spike Lee ARE COUSINS ... 12th cousins sure ... BUT STILL!!!
The people over at Geni.com (a genealogy website) just made the bizarre connection -- you can see in the diagram how Brad and Spike are connected 12 generations ago. Basically, Brad's great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather was the brother of Spike's great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother.
Funny, the above photo of Brad and Spike was taken at the Governors Ball in L.A. earlier this week -- and they had no idea they're family.
Goldilocks Break-In At ATL Mansion
3/6/2014 6:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A tiny woman somehow got into Justin Bieber's house Wednesday and found her way into a bedroom ... TMZ has learned.
It's a bizarre story. Just after 5 PM, the niece of the guy who is renting his Atlanta Estate to Justin called the cops and said she came home and found "an Asian female" sleeping in one of her bedrooms.
She called the cops and when they arrived they found 5'5", 110 lb Qianying Zhao waiting outside the home and she had quite the story. She said she had met Bieber on Twitter and was visiting him for a birthday party.
Sadly, she said she realized she was too late for the party so she decided to come to his house and wait for him. She said she found an open door and let herself in.
Zhao was arrested for criminal trespass and placed into "double-locked handcuffs" with her hands behind her back.
It's unclear if Justin was home at the time.
9:25 AM PT -- We just got the 911 call. It's pretty hilarious.
I Had Sex with OJ Simpson
3/6/2014 6:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Khloe Kardashian got juiced by OJ ... or so she says ... unless she was kidding.
Khloe guest hosted "Chelsea Lately" Wednesday when she dropped an apocryphal bombshell, telling the audience she "f*****" OJ Simpson.
It seemed like a joke, because she said it on the heels of grousing about false tabloid rumors. But then she said, "because I did f*** him once."
Khloe was 10 during the trial. She was 24 when OJ finally got a dose of justice and landed in prison for kidnapping.
So we gotta ask ...
Arresting DUI Cop ...
More Evidence of LIES
3/6/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The Miami Beach cop who says he saw Justin Bieber drag racing before his DUI arrest may have been caught in a BIG FAT LIE ... because the GPS results from the cop's car shows normal speed.
TMZ has obtained the GPS readout during the 4 AM hour on January 23. Bieber was stopped at 4:11 AM. The cop claims he saw Bieber drag racing rapper Khalil at speeds between 55 and 60.
Now here's the problem. According to the GPS readout on the cop car ... it was going 11 MPH at the 2600 block of Pine Tree Dr. ... which is where the cop says he first spotted the singer in the Lambo.
The cop accelerated from 11 to 31 MPH in a single block but stayed between 30 and 40 for 3 blocks.
The GPS readout shows the cop car accelerated to 46 and then 49 ... but that's the FASTEST it went.
Now this is significant ... at the 3700 block of Pine Tree ... the cop car had slowed down to 31 MPH. This street is critical because according to the cop it was smack in the middle of the drag race. And get this ... we already broke the story that Bieber's GPS shows he was going 27 MPH on that block.
So the question ... where the hell is the drag race? Remember, the other cop on scene may have lied about smelling alcohol on Bieber's breath ... fact is, the singer registered a .014.
The GPS makes the case against Bieber VERY shaky because it calls the arresting officer's credibility into question. We're told Khalil's lawyer, Bradford Cohen, is going to attack the cop's credibility. Khalil was also busted for DUI.
FREE AT LAST...
Rapper Released From Prison
3/6/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lil Boosie is a free man ... the rapper has just been released from a Louisiana State Penitentiary where he's been locked up since 2009 on drug charges.
31 year old Boosie -- real name Torrence Hatch -- was intitially locked up on a marijuana charge in '09 -- but during his stay, he was busted attempting to smuggle drugs into prison -- so a judge tacked 8 years on to his original sentence.
But Boosie caught a break and has been released early. A rep for the penitentiary has told the media Boosie will be on parole until 2018.
Sues Skin Care Co.
A Pocks On You
3/6/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ray Liotta says a skin care company is like a pimple on his ass, and he's gonna pop it ... in court.
Liotta has filed a federal lawsuit against a company called Nerium International, which hawks a skin care product called Nerium AD.
The company has been blanketing social media since October, touting Liotta's "before and after" pics and taking credit for the results, saying the Goodfella turned back the clock thanks to their wonder cream.
Liotta is pissed, saying he never used the product and certainly didn't give permission to use his name or likeness.
Liotta is suing the company and one of the investors -- Michael Shouhed who stars in "Shahs of Sunset - for lots of money, and he wants an immediate face lift ... as in, lift my face off your stupid ad.
A Dog-Gone Thief
3/6/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Alanis Morissette claims her housekeeper stole her precious pooch out of revenge and she and her husband are both heartbroken and PISSED.
Alanis' husband, Mario Treadway, filed a lawsuit ... claiming he and Alanis found a stray, 10 lb Chihuahua/Pug mix roaming the streets back in May, 2011. Mario says they did the right thing and took the dog to an animal shelter but no one came to retrieve it.
So Alanis and Mario adopted the pugnacious pooch, which they named Circus.
All was fine until January, when they fired their housekeeper (in rich people's lingo they call it "House Manager"), Maria Garcia.
According to the lawsuit -- filed in L.A. County Superior Court -- Maria wanted Circus as part of her severance, because they claim she had the dog and refused to return it. Maria sent an email to their business manager saying she wanted "ownership" of Circus. Apparently Maria grew attached to the dog because she took care of it while Alanis and her hubby were on the road a lot.
Now Alanis and Mario are out for blood. They're suing Maria, asking for more than $25K and they want the judge to order the return of the dog.
UN-FUN FACT: Under California law dogs are considered property ... so an individual dog is almost never considered so special that a judge would order its return ... the only remedy is money. And that's a sad dog tail.
Stuntwoman Sues After High-Wire Stunt FAILS
3/6/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A stuntwoman from "iCarly" claims the production ruined her career by recklessly dropping her from high above the ground ... causing gruesome injuries.
Katina Waters claims in a new lawsuit she was hired for a stunt on "iCarly" ... where she would be slowly lowered to the ground while attached to a wire. Instead ... she claims the person operating "the descender machine" dropped her without warning ... and she crashed to the floor.
Waters -- a 40-year old stunt actor who's performed in dozens of TV shows and movies -- says the landing caused severe injuries to her leg, including fractured bones and torn ligaments.
She's suing the producer, Schneider's Bakery, plus Nickelodeon and MTV Networks for pain, suffering and loss of earnings.
Self-Professed Long Lost Son
Going Public with DNA Evidence ... THURSDAY
3/6/2014 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Jackson has a 31-year-old son -- at least that's what the man claims -- and we're told he plans to go public on Thursday with what he believes is ironclad DNA evidence.
His name is Brandon Howard -- the son of singer Miki Howard, whom Joe Jackson represented back in the 1980s.
Sources close to Brandon tell us, Miki and MJ met in 1982 and Brandon was born soon after.
Brandon grew up in Cleveland and now lives in Miami. He's now a singer who goes by the name B Howard. And he's had some success. We're told he's part of a new Akon song.
As for why B Howard is so sure he's MJ's son ... our sources say he somehow acquired DNA from an old orthodontic device worn by Michael ... it's unclear how he got hold of it, but we're told the test results show a match.
The results will be unveiled Thursday on FilmOn.com.
Oh yeah ... once the DNA results are revealed, he plans to go after the MJ Estate for money.
Estate lawyer Howard Weitzman tells TMZ, "We've never even heard from him," adding, "Any deadline for claiming to be Michael's child has long since passed."
Check out the music video B Howard released in 2011 -- in which he blatantly bites MJ's dance moves and vocals.
Gay Bar War
Over Shrine Portrait
3/6/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Elizabeth Taylor is causing strife in the gay world 3 years after her death ... a portrait of the late icon is allegedly being held HOSTAGE by a famous gay club, and a lawsuit is brewing.
Jesse Davis -- who worked as a VIP manager for The Abbey in West Hollywood for years -- tells TMZ, ET personally gifted the painting to him in 2009 ... and he thought The Abbey would be the perfect place to display it.
Jesse says the painting quickly became a fixture in the club -- with tourists flocking there for a glimpse -- but when he left in 2011 ... the club would not release the portrait.
The painting hangs on The Abbey's wall to this day, and Jesse's patience has worn out ... either the Abbey returns it or it will be on the receiving end of a lawsuit.
Guess Who This
3/6/2014 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Before this blue-eyed babe was a smoking hot model she was just another unsuspecting kid posing for a funny photo. Can you guess who she is?
I'm Just a Gigolo ...
3/6/2014 12:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Passes Out Cold
Rushed to Hospital in Ambulance
3/5/2014 9:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Someone put a spell on Carlton Gebbia -- the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' resident witch -- passed out at dinner tonight and had to be taken to a hospital by ambulance.
Carlton was having dinner at Mastro's Steakhouse in Bev Hills ... and according to sources in the restaurant she'd been boozing ... HARD.
We're told Carlton was footing the dinner bill for her party of 6 women -- and immediately started the night by slamming tequila shots ... at least 5 of them.
After that, things went downhill quickly and only 20 minutes into the dinner ... Carlton passed out at the table -- and someone called 911 at 9:22PM PT.
Witnesses tell us it appeared Carlton was still unconscious when she was wheeled out of the restaurant on a stretcher and placed in the ambulance.
Carlton is one of the RHOBH chicks whose head has been on the chopping block -- rumored to be getting 86'd from the show because she's too boring.