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Brad Pitt Child Abuse Report Referred to FBI

9/22/2016 9:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0922-brad-pitt-tmzThe child abuse allegations against Brad Pitt have been referred over to the FBI ... TMZ has learned.

As we reported, the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services received an anonymous call that Brad was wasted on a private jet last week and became physically and verbally abusive to his kids.

As we reported, the DCFS followed protocol and notified the LAPD. Law enforcement sources say the LAPD's Abused Child Unit (ACU) got the report, but determined that the Department did not have jurisdiction because the alleged incident occurred in the air, on a flight from France to the U.S.

We know ... the plane landed a week ago Wednesday just before 8 PM at an airport in Minnesota. That's when eyewitnesses say Brad was "out of control" on the tarmac and even tried to leave in a fuel truck.

Our LAPD sources say because the incident occurred in the air, the FBI has jurisdiction. The ACU then closed its file and referred the matter to the FBI.  

As we reported, DCFS has already interviewed Brad and Angelina separately and they will also interview the kids. Our LAPD sources say if those interviews produce information suggesting there was possible abuse at their L.A. family home, the LAPD will open a new case. 

Our Pitt sources say the actor denies committing any sort of abuse.

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Tulsa Shooting Officer Charged with Manslaughter

9/22/2016 2:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

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The police officer who shot and killed Terence Crutcher Friday has been charged with first-degree manslaughter.

Prosecutors in Tulsa, Oklahoma announced the charge Thursday against officer Betty Shelby, who fired the lone shot that killed Crutcher. He was unarmed at the time of the shooting, and video of the incident showed he had his hands raised throughout most of the incident.

Shelby's lawyer says the officer opened fire because Crutcher was not following orders and had reached into his SUV window. 

Chris Brown Child Services Launch Investigation On Heels of Gun Arrest

9/22/2016 1:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0922_chris_brown_royalty_tmz_instagram-3update_graphic_red_bar3:25 PM PT -- Chris refused to speak with investigators. In fact, we're told he wouldn't even let LAPD or the DCFS rep enter his security gate.update_grey_gray_barChris Brown's getting a visit from police and child services as part of the investigation into the alleged gun incident at his house ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us DCFS went to Chris' house Thursday afternoon to check on his daughter Royalty's well-being. We're told the 2-year-old is at the house right now. LAPD is accompanying the DCFS investigator.

Our sources connected to Chris tell us they believe Nia Guzman -- Royalty's mother -- filed a complaint against him after Baylee Curran claimed Brown pulled a gun on her.

Chris was booked for assault with a deadly weapon. The D.A. has yet to file any charges against him.

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Mia Farrow's Son Suicide by Gunshot Wound

9/22/2016 11:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0922-mia-farrow-getty-01Mia Farrow's son, Thaddeus, shot and killed himself ... TMZ has learned.

A Connecticut medical examiner tells us Thaddeus Farrow died of a gunshot wound to the torso ... with the death ruled as a suicide. 

We broke the story ... Thaddeus was pronounced dead Wednesday after a life-threatening injury he suffered in his car. He died at Danbury Hospital in Fairfield County. He was 27.

Mia adopted Thaddeus in 1994 from Calcutta, India. He was one of 10 children she's adopted, and was also paraplegic due to polio. 

Thaddeus was adopted after Mia's split from Woody Allen.

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Colin Kaepernick Protest So Big, It Deserved Cover ... Says Time Mag

9/22/2016 11:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0922_colin-kaepernick-time-coverTIME magazine says Colin Kaepernick is on the cover of their magazine 'cause the movement he sparked has gotten so huge ... and spread so far ... he was the obvious choice. 

Click here... it's not over yet

The Game Russell Simmons Doesn't Speak for Me! Meek Mill Beef Still On

9/22/2016 10:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0922_the_game_russell_simmons_tmzThe Game has a clear message for Russell Simmons when it comes to getting involved in his business -- stay in your damn lane!

Game's manager, Wack 100, tells TMZ ... Simmons' claim he arranged a peace treaty between Meek Mill and Game ... is full BS. Wack says Simmons "must have discussed this in yoga classes with Meek," but he has no right to discuss Game's business.

He says Russell did briefly speak to Game, but the rapper basically told the mogul to butt out ... in more colorful language, we're guessing.

Check out the vid we got with Simmons Thursday morning in NYC -- he told us the beef was not only squashed, but he hoped there was a chance Meek and Game would work together in the future.

Game obviously disagrees. Strongly.

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Stella Maxwell's HUMILIATING Wardrobe Malfunction -- That Darn Wind...

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Lindsay Lohan Egor Hit Me And He's Broke!

9/22/2016 9:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0922-lindsay-lohan-egor-tarabasov-gettyLindsay Lohan had to hide her abusive relationship with Egor Tarabasov, and she also paid through the nose to keep them afloat ... at least that's what she claimed on Russian TV. 

During her interview with Russia's Channel One, Lindsay said Egor hit her throughout their relationship ... to the point she had to cover her bruises. 

She also said she supported Egor financially ... even buying her own engagement ring -- which would explain why she's still wearing the emerald since they split. Kinda shocking because Egor is the son of a super wealthy Russian businessman. 

Lindsay went on to say the abuse made her more like her mom, Dina ... who, of course, had a rocky and abusive relationship with Michael Lohan. 

As we first reported, Lindsay was very keen on meeting President Putin while she's in Russia ... and she doubled down on that during the interview, saying ... "I really like him, he is very persistent." Whatever that means. 

Egor's already firing back -- his rep tells us Lindsay's claims are all false, and he'll pursue legal action to clear his name. 

Here's the interview, if you want to check it out ... it's in Russian. 

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.

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Amy Schumer & Blake Lively Are Out For Blood After Sexist BS

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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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In other news...

Prepare To LOSE IT When You See Julianne Moore's TWIN Daughter -- This Is CREEPY!

There's daughters that look a lot like their mothers, and then there's Julianne Moore & her IDENTICAL daughter, Liv. WOAH.

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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.

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