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Rapper Shawty Lo Dead at 40

9/21/2016 5:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

remembering-shawty-lo-main-launchRapper Shawty Lo -- famous for "Dey Know" -- died early Wednesday morning in a car crash.

The 40-year-old was driving a 2016 Audi in Atlanta when the vehicle struck 2 trees. He was reportedly ejected from the car and was pronounced dead at the scene.

0921_shawty_lo_car_crash_subJust hours before he posted videos of himself in an ATL strip club.

In 2008, he snagged Rookie of the Year BET Award.

He also founded the group, D4L ... famous for "Laffy Taffy."

He leaves behind 11 kids and 10 baby mamas. 

Sofia Richie Justin Who? I'm Doing Just Fine

9/21/2016 6:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sofia Richie is one resilient 18-year-old ... hitting the town just days after breaking up with the Biebs.

Justin's ex chowed down at Craig's in WeHo Tuesday night ... and she clowned with the photogs on the way out.

She's not giving up on love ... good to know.

Adele Send My Love To Brangelina

9/20/2016 9:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Video

Adele is so shaken by the "end of an era," she dedicated her NYC concert to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt -- and it doesn't seem like she was kidding.

Between songs at her Madison Square Garden gig Tuesday night, Adele blurted out ... "Brangelina are broken up!" She admitted the celeb split had been on her mind all day, and this was going to be her moment to work out some feelings. One big giant therapy session ... except her fans were paying.

Check out the clip, if you've seen Adele in concert, you know girl likes to chat. A lot.

Makes ya wonder though ... is Jennifer Aniston an Adele fan?

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Magic Johnson Brangelina Split Didn't Kill Love ... There's Still Hope

9/21/2016 6:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Leave it to Magic Johnson to make you feel better about Angelina Jolie calling it quits with Brad Pitt -- in fact, he's still hoping they can work things out.

Magic turned marriage therapist in Bev Hills Tuesday afternoon -- a few hours after TMZ broke the big D news -- and he had some sage advice for Brad and Angie.

As we've reported, there are already signs it's going to be a nasty split ... but somehow Magic's smile makes you think there's still a shot.

It's clear he's rooting for 'em ... and their kids. 

'Modern Family' Creator Steve Levitan Estranged Wife Accuses Him of Threatening WWIII Shut Down by Judge

9/21/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0921_steve_levitan_getty
"Modern Family" creator Steve Levitan has a new idea for a functional modern family ... lose the wife who drags him to court for daring to visit his daughter.

Levitan -- who grosses $2.4 million a month -- is in the throes of a super nasty divorce in which his wife has now twice tried, unsuccessfully, to keep him away from the family home.

The latest blowup occurred the day before the Emmys. Steve invited his daughter, Hannah, to come home from college for the weekend so he could take her to the awards ceremony. Hannah was staying at the family home with her mom, Krista, when Steve drove up to take her for a drink.

Steve says he was on a public sidewalk when Hannah came up to hug him. Krista was out of town, but a burly security guard was ready to pounce. The guard got out of a car, walked up to Steve and said, "Can I help you with something." Steve simply responded, "No."

But Steve was pissed, saying in legal docs he felt like he was being treated like a criminal.

Krista ran to court Tuesday, asking a judge for a restraining order ... keeping him a hundred yards from the family home. She made all sorts of allegations, including aggressive courtroom conduct. She said he tried to intimidate her in the courthouse cafeteria by staring her down.

She also says he assaulted her back in May at their son's volleyball awards ceremony by grabbing her by the arms and saying, "Get ready for World War III."

The judge denied her request for a restraining order. This is the second time Krista's been shut down in court for a restraining order.

Money ... it doesn't buy happiness.

Sylvester Stallone I'm Alive!!! And Eating with Frankie Avalon

9/21/2016 6:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Sylvester Stallone is one hungry corpse, because hours after a hoax website pronounced him dead, he was eating Italian.

Sly and wife Jennifer Flavin were leaving Madeo in WeHo -- with '60s teen idol Frankie Avalon no less -- when our photog asked about his supposed demise.

Sly -- always the businessman -- figured out a move that would keep him on the screen postmortem. 

In other news...

Chelsea Handler Starts BITTER Feud With Angelina Jolie -- This Is VICIOUS!

YIKES! Chelsea Handler just started one of the biggest celebrity feuds of all times with Angelina Jolie, just days after her divorce news surfaced!

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Garry Shandling Generous with Sean Penn ... In Life and Death

9/21/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0920-gary-shandling-charities-TMZ-01Garry Shandling was so moved by Sean Penn's passion for the people of Haiti, he made sure the actor's charity got a chunk of his fortune when he died.

TMZ's obtained a copy of the late comedian's will and he's giving away some of his fortune to Penn's J/P Haitian Relief Organization. Garry was a longtime supporter of Penn's charity, attending fundraisers and making countless contributions.

Garry donated a whopping $10k just to back a Haitian runner in the NYC Marathon a couple years ago -- so you've gotta figure he left way north of that to Penn's group.

It's unclear how much he left when he died from a heart attack in March. That detail is held in Shandling's private trust.

According to the will, he also left dough for the University of California's school system -- even though he attended University of Arizona -- the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, as well as 11 relatives.

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Metta World Peace Allegedly Terrorized By Deranged Woman Slashed Tires, Stalked Kids, Violent Threats

9/21/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0920-metta-world-peace-TMZ-01Metta World Peace claims he and his family have been targeted by a deranged woman who's threatened violence, attacked his property and waited for his kids after school ... and now, he's obtained a restraining order against her.

Click here... it's not over yet

'8 Mile' Director Curtis Hanson Dies

9/20/2016 6:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0920_curtis-hanson_gettyOscar winning director and writer Curtis Hanson died at a home in the Hollywood Hills Tuesday afternoon ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us paramedics went to the home, responding to a call of an unconscious man. We're told Hanson was pronounced dead at the scene, and it appears to have been a heart attack.

Hanson won an Oscar in 1998 for his "L.A. Confidential" screenplay, which he also directed. He famously directed Eminem's Hollywood debut in "8 Mile" ... as well as "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle," "The River Wild" and "In Her Shoes."

Hanson was 71.

In other news...

WTF! Margot Robbie Openly Talks About Her “Fart Box”

You've NEVER heard Margot Robbie talking quite like this before -- we're not sure what to think of this.

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Model Sasha Van Huet Van HOT in the Sand ... It's Black & White

9/21/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0920_Sasha_Van_Huet_swimsuit_sexy_photos_launchHere's model Sasha Van Huet showing off her industrious side on a SoCal beach -- aka smoking hot chick attempting to build stuff in the sand while wearing very little.

We won't vouch for her sand castle skills, but in her barely-one-piece swimsuit ... everything else about Sasha is certified ...

Enjoy!

Guess Who This Baby Bookworm Turned Into!

9/21/2016 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

book_kid_launchBefore this little librarian was reading scripts as a charming actress, she was just another book-loving lady growing up in Brooklyn, New York. Can you guess who she is?

In other news...

OH MY GOSH! Justin Bieber Flashes His Fans During Paris Concert

Justin Bieber gave concert-goers an ENVIABLE eye-full in Paris, France... Prepare to swoon!

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TMZ Live Brad & Angelina: It's Over!

9/20/2016 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

HERE'S THE RUNDOWN
  • Jim Carrey Denies Wrongdoing In GF's Suicide
  • Steve Harvey Speaks Out about the Nascar Lawsuit
  • Justin Bieber & Sofia Richie Split
  • Sean Kingston: I'm Not A Snitch! 

Brad Pitt Angelina Just Put Our Kids in Danger

9/20/2016 3:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0920-angelina-jolie-brad-pitt-tmz-04Angelina Jolie has put her kids at risk by calling out Brad Pitt as a bad dad ... so claim sources connected to Brad.

We're told Pitt is "furious" at Angelina for allegedly spinning stories that he poses a risk to their kids because of anger issues fueled by weed and alcohol. Pitt says there's now a bounty on the heads of the entire family, because they've now become a prime target for the gaggle of paparazzi.

We're told the way Brad put it is this ... "She's just unleashed hell." 

0920-brad-angelina-police-house-akm-02The perimeter of their Hollywood Hills home is now blanketed by photogs, and the LAPD is now patrolling at regular intervals.

We're told Brad had conversations with Angelina over the last few days and pleaded for her to handle the divorce "like adults." He wanted to low-key it for the benefit of the kids. Instead, he says, she went scorched earth by asking for sole physical custody and suggesting he's a risky dad.

Brad, we're told, is angry at Angelina and fearful for their kids. 

  

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