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Too Short D.A. Rejects Rape Case

4/16/2018 3:45 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Too Short won't face any criminal charges after a woman accused him of rape ... TMZ has learned.

The L.A. County District Attorney's Office tells TMZ ... it's rejected the case, citing insufficient evidence. TMZ broke the story ... Teana Louis sued the rapper claiming he sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions between June and October of 2016.

Too Short was adamant Teana conjured up the whole thing just to get into his pockets.

The D.A. says there wasn't enough evidence to show she didn't consent to their sexual encounters. 

Finn Wolfhard After 'Stranger Things' Raise ... Scores $65k for 'The Goldfinch'

4/16/2018 3:33 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Stranger Things" star Finn Wolfhard's bank account is loving 2018 ... on the heels of his huge raise for the TV show, he's also scored a sweet movie role with a fat paycheck.

Finn, who plays Mike Wheeler -- ringleader of the 'Stranger' kids -- is co-starring in "The Goldfinch" ... a movie based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by the same name. If you know the story ... Finn plays young Boris (if you don't know it, the movie will be out next year).

He's not the lead, but it's a crucial character in the plot. Finn's only 15, so his contract has to be filed in court ... and according to the docs, his base salary will be $65,000. He can also earn up to an additional $50k if the movie is a massive worldwide hit.

His OT rate is pretty good, too. If filming exceeds the planned dates, Finn gets $4,333 per day!

By the way, Finn's day job is mentioned in the contract. If filming runs into "Stranger Things" production ... the movie has to take a backseat to the Netflix hit. The kid knows where his bread is buttered.

As we've reported, Finn and his 'Stranger' co-stars just got huge pay bumps ... around $250,000 per episode of season 3.

LeBron James Sued for Ripping Off TV Show You Have No Business in My Barbershop!!!

4/16/2018 2:34 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

LeBron James stole something extremely valuable at a barbershop ... so claims a company that is suing the basketball legend for allegedly jacking their idea for a TV show.

Adventure Enterprises claims in a new lawsuit, obtained by TMZ Sports, it pitched a TV show to LeBron called "Shop Talk." The backdrop for the show was a barbershop where celebs share their business success stories while getting a haircut.

The company claims it had numerous talks about the idea with LeBron's company, UNINTERRUPTED, over a period of 2 years ... fleshing out the idea and figuring out a strategy for pitching it to various networks.

According to the lawsuit, LeBron went and cut Adventure Enterprises out of the picture and created a ripoff show called "The Shop," featuring LeBron in a barbershop with his contemporaries, "while engaging in an intimate conversation describing cultural experiences." The show aired as a webisode.

Adventure Enterprises claims it confronted LeBron's people, and what they got back was an apology and assurances it was a one-time deal and wouldn't happen again.

Apparently it did happen again, because another segment aired on ESPN no less.

Adventure Enterprises is gunning for an injunction prohibiting LeBron and his company from producing any more episodes. They also want some serious cash.

The company is also suing LeBron's business partner, Maverick Carter.

A source close to LeBron and Maverick tells TMZ calls the lawsuit "totally frivolous and publicity seeking."

Stormy Daniels Cohen's Nothing But 'Trump's Fixer' ... And He's Radioactive

4/16/2018 2:46 PM PDT
Breaking News

President Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, walked away from court Monday with a slight W -- but he couldn't escape Stormy Daniels and her team's wrath afterward.

Stormy and her attorney, Michael Avenatti, blasted Cohen after the New York court hearing over the docs the FBI seized from Cohen's office. Stormy said Cohen has acted like he's "above the law," and Avenatti called him "radioactive."

Avenatti says anyone who interacted with Cohen over the last 20 to 30 years should be worried their secrets might be revealed ... referring to Monday's revelation Sean Hannity was Cohen's secret 3rd client.

As for what happened in court, a judge effectively delayed the feds' case against Cohen, saying they had to provide him copies of everything seized in their raid ... in order to sort out what may be privileged or not.

Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer DAMN, This is Awesome!!!

4/16/2018 1:25 PM PDT
Breaking News

Kendrick Lamar might find it harder to be humble -- his "DAMN" album just won a prestigious Pulitzer Prize.

The Pulitzer committee made the unprecedented announcement Monday ... hailing Kendrick's album as "a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life."

Translation: That s**t is dope.

With the win, Kendrick becomes the first non-classical or jazz artist to win a Pulitzer since they started awarding them for music in 1943.

A lot of people feel Kendrick was snubbed at the Grammys for Album of the Year (Bruno Mars took that statue), but with the Pulitzer peeps ... game recognize game!

Khloe Kardashian Baby Girl's Name Revealed Welcome, True Thompson

4/16/2018 12:20 PM PDT
Breaking News

Khloe Kardashian is following in her sisters' footsteps when it comes to unconventional baby names ... the name of her baby girl is True Thompson.

"Our little girl, True Thompson, has completely stolen our hearts and we are overwhelmed with LOVE," Khloe wrote.

"Such a blessing to welcome this angel into the family! Mommy and Daddy loooooove you True!"

It's interesting she used Thompson as the baby's last name -- which she didn't have to do. Also, the fact she says "our" in the post makes it seem like she's still in a relationship with Tristan ... despite all the cheating.

Our Kardashian sources say the name runs in the family. We're told True was the name of Kris' grandfather, Khloe's great grandfather.

Khloe also broke the details of True's birth stats today, weighing in at 6 lbs, 13 oz when she was born.

It's Khloe and Tristan Thompson's first kid together. Tristan has a son from a previous relationship.

TMZ broke the story ... Khloe gave birth early Thursday morning -- around 4 AM EDT -- at a hospital outside Cleveland. Kourtney, Kim, Kris and Khloe's BFF Malika were by her side during the birth. Tristan was also there. 

The lead-up to Khloe giving birth has been rocky, to say the least. As we first reported ... Tristan cheated on Khloe back in October when she was only 3 months pregnant. He was caught on video making out and motorboating 2 women at a hookah lounge outside of D.C.

And just last week ... Tristan was seen taking a woman back to his NYC hotel. 

Stormy Daniels Crashes Cohen's Court Hearing ... Troll Move of the Year

4/16/2018 11:24 AM PDT
Breaking News

1:00 PM PT -- Sean Hannity just responded on his radio show, "The Sean Hannity Show," denying that Michael Cohen ever represented him. He also tweeted that he "assumed those conversations were confidential."

11:52 AM PT -- Cohen's lawyer just revealed in court FOX News host Sean Hannity is Cohen's previously unnamed client.

Stormy Daniels ripped a page right out of "The Godfather: Part II" as she showed up in court to stare down President Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.

Cohen has a hearing Monday in New York to discuss how he feels federal prosecutors should handle documents seized by the FBI after a raid on his office and residence -- especially docs he claims would violate attorney-client privilege if improperly reviewed.

Trump's guy wants a judge to allow him and his team to review the seized docs first so they can single out paperwork they want protected from scrutiny. Trump's own team also reportedly filed docs asking to be allowed to review any seized evidence relating to the Prez.

Oh, and Cohen's asking to keep a third client of his anonymous -- his other 2, which he says received serious legal services, are Trump and GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy ... the latter of whom had Cohen pay a Playboy model $1.6 million after she claimed Broidy knocked her up.

As you might recall ... Cohen admitted to paying Stormy $130k ... which she says was intended to keep her quiet about an alleged affair she claims she had with Trump.

Needless to say, Stormy's presence was probably (most definitely) intended as huge troll move to get under Cohen's skin. Her attorney, Michael Avenatti, said she wasn't there to provoke ... but nobody's really buying that, right?

Casey Anthony Solo Drinkin' at Irish Pub ... Chats Up Local Barflies!

4/16/2018 11:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

If you've never heard the one about Casey Anthony walking into a bar by herself, buckle up ... 'cause it's a real knee-slapper.

Casey was drinking for one on Sunday at O'Shea's Irish Pub in West Palm Beach, FL right around happy hour time ... and oh, what a happy time she was having with the regulars.

In video obtained by TMZ, you see Casey trying to have a convo with a few dudes there -- we say trying, 'cause it mostly sounded like drunken gibberish ... with an Irish twist. Either way, it's clear Casey enjoyed herself for the hour or so she was there, even solo.

Unclear exactly what she was drinking, but it looks like a light brew to us -- maybe a Stella. 

As we've reported, Casey's been living the good life in the years since she was acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony, back in 2011 ... mulling over having more kids, babysitting, and hitting up happy hour in the Sunshine State.

Just another day in the life of World's Best Mom. 

Lakers Player Comes to the Rescue For 'This Is Us' Star!

4/16/2018 12:05 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Could you imagine getting on an airplane ... WITHOUT YOUR PHONE?! 

Nightmare, right?! 

Well, that's ALMOST what happened to "This Is Us" star Sterling K. Brown ... if not for the heroic actions of Lakers rookie Josh Hart

Brown tells us he left his phone in the car and ALMOST had to suffer an entire flight without Twitter, Instagram and all the movies and TV shows he had on his cell. 

Well, thankfully for him ... Hart was there to save the day!

We caught the whole thing on video -- and afterward, Hart told us he wants to treat Brown as his guest to a Lakers game next season! 

Pretty cool, right? 

Mariah Carey Ex-Mgr. Claims Sexual Harassment ... Singer's ALWAYS Naked!

4/16/2018 10:31 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mariah Carey's former manager claims she was repeatedly sexually harassed by the singer, because Mariah was constantly naked in front of her ... TMZ has learned, but Mariah calls the allegation "baseless." 

We broke the story ... Stella Stolper filed docs putting Carey's team on notice a lawsuit is coming, and now we know what's behind it all. We're told Stella is claiming Mariah rarely wore clothes around her, and was not only naked ... but did sexual things in Stella's presence.

We're told Stella will also allege Mariah has a substance abuse problem, and fails to take her meds for bipolar disorder. Just last week, Mariah revealed she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2001 ... but Stella's claiming that's just a small part of her problems.

Further, Stella will claim she was unfairly fired in the middle of her 3-year contract, and is still due a ton of cash. She's giving Mariah an opportunity to make things right, before the lawsuit is filed.

A rep for Mariah tells us, "If this frivolous and baseless claim is filed, we will defend against it vigorously and successfully."

Leo DiCaprio #Baechella with New Model GF

4/16/2018 11:10 AM PDT

There's #Beychella and then there's #Baechella, and Leo DiCaprio partook in the latter, because he had his new rumored gf, Camila Morrone, glued to his hip Sunday night at the music festival.

DiCaprio tried to go incognito in the VIP section in a black hoodie ... but it's not hard to spot the guy. Just look for the dude with models, like Camila, clinging to him like Saran wrap. The couple was getting cozy before Eminem's headlining set.

She looked hooked on Leo as he chatted with friends. She also didn't leave his side at Rihanna's party, so things might be getting serious ... for Camila, at least.

The group eventually headed out into the festival grounds but she didn't exactly release her grip. Can ya blame her? Leo does get around.

Rachel Platten Turns National Anthem Into National Disaster

4/16/2018 10:43 AM PDT
Breaking News

Hey Fergie, you're off the hook ... 

Pop star Rachel Platten -- the chick who sang "Fight Song" -- botched the National Anthem in a SPECTACULAR way at an NWSL soccer game over the weekend ... and it's hard to watch. 

Platten has performed the song on big stages before -- even singing it at the World Series! 

But when she grabbed the mic in Salt Lake City on Saturday before the Chicago Red Stars took on the Utah Royals ... it was amateur hour. 

It started bad ... "Oh say can you see, by the STARS early light."

It got worse ... she had to restart twice and even asked for someone to give her the lyrics. The crowd tried to join in and help her along, but the lyric blowing must have been contagious, because they were messing up too! 

She eventually recovered and finished ... but good lord. 

Donald Trump Comic Files For Restraining Order Over Nuclear War Fears

4/16/2018 9:53 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Maria Bamford fears nuclear annihilation and wants a judge to reign in Donald Trump before it's too late.

The comedian has filed legal docs asking a judge for a restraining order, claiming his incendiary comments about North Korea, Russia and the nuclear arms race poses such a danger it has caused her anxiety and depression.

She specifically cites Trump's famous comment, "I too have a nuclear button and my button works."  She also references Trump's perceived threat to Hillary Clinton when he talked about gun activists knowing how to deal with her. 

She's not asking the judge to muzzle Trump ... she just wants him to stay 1,000 yards clear of her.

Obviously the distance between Bamford and Trump will not deter a confrontation with Putin or Kim Jong-un. Maria's apparently taking advantage of the political climate to promote her upcoming comedy tour, which fires up Tuesday.

Bamford is a pretty huge stand-up comic -- she's appeared on everything from 'Stephen Colbert' to 'Conan' and "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

She's also appeared in a ton of shows including "Arrested Development" and "Maron."

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