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Roman Polanski Wants Back in U.S. To Settle Child Rape Case

2/16/2017 1:00 AM PST
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1212-roman-polanski-gettyRoman Polanski will make a move next week to return to the U.S. and end his child rape case for good, without serving additional jail time.

Polanski's famed lawyer, Harland Braun, has asked an L.A. County Superior Court judge to unseal a long-secret transcript of the testimony of the prosecutor in the Polanski case.

Braun believes the secret testimony supports Polanski's claim that he cut a deal to serve only 48 days behind bars for raping a 13-year-old girl in 1977, and the judge signed off.

Polanski actually spent 42 days in Chino State Prison and was released. But Judge Laurence Rittenband allegedly reneged on the deal and told prosecutors he decided Polanski should spend up to 50 years in prison. That's when Polanski fled the U.S. for Europe.

Polanski spent another 334 days in custody in Switzerland, while authorities tried to extradite him back to the U.S. A Polish court ruled Polanski has served his time under the plea deal, and now Braun wants the L.A. judge to honor that ruling.

We're told Braun wants to clear the way for the 83-year-old famed director and husband of Manson murder victim, Sharon Tate, to come to L.A. and resolve the matter, so he will no longer be a fugitive. He wants to freely travel in Europe and visit Tate's gravesite at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. He has not been able to visit his daughter in London, either.

As for the victim ... she's now in her 50s and has asked the courts to close the case without imposing more jail time.

Tiffany Trump She Shouldn't Have Been Humiliated At My Fashion Show

2/16/2017 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Tiffany Trump did not deserve the pariah treatment she got at NY Fashion Week ... this according to the designer who threw the show.

Philipp Plein's incredulous 2 fashion editors who were sitting next to the 23-year-old got up and left when they realized they were sitting next to President Trump's daughter.

He feels for her that photos circulated of empty seats in a primo location.

Hate the man, he says that's everyone's right ... but hating the daughter is just plain hateful.

Chrissy Metz Kate Not Losing Weight ... Is an Inspiration, Not a Failure

2/16/2017 6:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Chrissy Metz thinks her character's struggles to lose weight on TV are a serious dose of reality ... and she might have a point.

We got Chrissy Wednesday night at The London hotel in NYC, where she explained why Kate's repeated swings and misses to drop pounds on "This Is Us" is no Hollywood fantasy, but don't equate it to failure. She put it perfectly ... "We're all in it together."

Preach.

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Johnny Manziel Recruited By Spring League ... Other NFL Stars Commit

2/16/2017 12:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

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Johnny Manziel has officially been invited to join an independent pro football league in April -- a league that already has commitments from ex-NFL stars like Greg Hardy and Kellen Winslow Jr.

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Marc Anthony I'm the Rebound King ... Ask My Smoking Hot 21-yr-old GF!

2/16/2017 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0215-marc-anthony-mariana-downing-tmz-instagram-01Marc Anthony's outdone himself again and wasted NO time doing so -- he scored a model barely old enough to order Jägerbombs, even before his divorce was final.

We're told the 48-year-old singer's been dating Wilhelmina Miami model Mariana Downing for a couple months now after meeting her at a dinner party. Witnesses say Marc was immediately smitten -- because he has eyes -- and they exchanged numbers that night.

We're told he called Mariana the next day and they've been together ever since. She's traveled with him to one of his shows, and they've vacationed together in the Caribbean.

Marc's divorce from Shannon De Lima was just finalized on Monday, but he's been on the market since they separated in November.

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Amber Portwood In Fight Over House ... I'm No Deadbeat!

2/16/2017 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Amber Portwood was on the verge of getting booted out of her home, and even though she's settled the financial battle ... she's pissed the owner of the place smeared her good name.

Kisby Enterprises had filed docs to have the former "Teen Mom" and her fiance evicted, and claimed they owed $2,640 in back payments and damage to the crib.

Amber and Matt Blair tell us Kisby's full of it -- saying they never missed a single payment, plus they paid a $32,200 down payment ... and they've got the docs to back it up.

Kisby Enterprises admitted to us ... there was an "unfortunate misunderstanding" and it now intends to withdraw the eviction filing. Amber and Matt say the damage has been done to their reputations, and she has a theory on why Kisby even attempted to push them out. 

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Guess Who This Dapper Dude Turned Into!

2/15/2017 9:00 PM PST

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Before this well-groomed guy was tearing up Hollywood, he was just another stylin' school kid growing up in Waterbury, Connecticut. Can you guess who he is?

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2/15/2017 10:45 AM PST

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Sen. John McCain I Do Love Ashton Kutcher ... And It's Not About Movies

2/15/2017 6:16 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Ashton Kutcher and Sen. John McCain really did hit it off on Capitol Hill ... due to the actor's passion for something other than Hollywood.

We got McCain after Kutcher testified about the horrors of human trafficking, but as we told you McCain still snuck in a playful jab at Kutcher's expense as they were closing the Senate hearing. 

Seems there's mutual admiration, because Ashton hung out with McCain afterward for a private tour of the Capitol. The Senator's clearly heard the bromance buzz sparked by his and Ashton's exchange, and based on this clip ... he doesn't mind a bit.

Nick Cannon Still Reppin' 'AGT' After Saying 'I Quit'

2/15/2017 4:16 PM PST

0215-agt-promo-nbcNick Cannon's done with "America's Got Talent," but their advertising department did not get the memo.

The 'AGT' Auditions Twitter account just plugged audience tickets for the live auditions -- during which Nick typically mingles with performers -- and the promo still features Cannon with the caption, "Returning for Season 12."

Nick's made it clear he's not coming back because he's pissed at how he's been treated ... so it's probably time to crank out a new image.

Maybe something with Ryan Seacrest instead?


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Paul Walker Death Lawsuit Porsche Celebrated Carrera Crashes

2/15/2017 4:11 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0215-paul-walker-tmz-01A Porsche employee gleefully shared news with fellow employees of a slew of crashes of the Porsche Carrera GT -- the model in which Paul Walker died -- saying it would boost the value of the remaining cars.

In new legal docs obtained by TMZ, lawyers in Meadow Walker's wrongful death lawsuit against the car company revealed Porsche concealed emails from them ... emails about the Carrera.

One of the lawyers for Paul's daughter was reviewing company emails on his office computer that were heavily redacted. The lawyer was shocked when he reviewed the same emails on his iMac home computer and found he could see the portions that were not visible on the office computer.

Among the emails from 2006, an employee wrote as many as 200 of the 1280 Carrera GTs which Porsche had produced had been "totaled" in the first 2 years they were sold ... 2004 - 2006.

The Porsche employee who wrote the email goes on to say, "This would be great news to the remaining owners as the GT becomes more rare."

The employee also told this story ... "Another Carrera bites the dust as a bodyshop mechanic who claimed he was going less than 30 MPH smashed into a telephone poll. Looks like he was going more than 30 to me!"

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There's another email from another employee who is reacting to the number of wrecks, saying, "This is in the back of my head every time I get behind the wheel of one of these. It's just hidden behind the shit-eating grin!"

Paul died in 2013 when he was a passenger in a Carrera GT that swerved out of control, hit a lamp post and tree and then burst into flames.

We reached out to Meadow's lawyer, Jeffrey Milam, who told us, "Any ethical company would have withdrawn the car from the market -- or, at the very least, warned the public about its dangers."

The lawyers are asking the judge to impose sanctions on Porsche for allegedly deliberately hiding the emails from them.

We called Porsche ... so far, no response.

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Nick Cannon He Quit 'AGT' Because NBC Treated Him Differently

2/15/2017 2:26 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0215-nick-cannon-tmz-2Nick Cannon was "shaken to his core" and seriously questioned his value as an entertainer after NBC unleashed its fury on him, and that led him to the decision to quit "America's Got Talent."

Sources familiar with the situation tell us, Nick was devastated when he learned the network was on the verge of firing him as host of 'AGT.' He looked at the long history of entertainers -- Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, David Letterman and many others -- who trashed their networks right on their shows, and the brass allowed it. Yet Nick went on Showtime, made a few "harmless comments about NBC," and he was threatened with termination.

One example that hit home with Nick was Tracy Morgan, who made a comment during a show and suggested he might knife his son if he found out he was gay. NBC execs defended Morgan.

We're told Nick started to question his own self-worth as an entertainer, thinking he was being treated differently from the others because he just wasn't that good.

He also took into account losing his salary ... we've learned Nick has been pulling in around $4.5 million a season for 'AGT.'

Nick, we're told, was in a terrible state after NBC went on the attack. One source says it was emotionally harder on him than dealing with his very serious medical problems, including Lupus.

Cannon decided in the end he believed in himself and was undervalued by the network ... so he quit.

  

President Trump Nuclear 'Football' Carrier Revealed ... Just Got a Promotion!!

2/15/2017 2:02 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0215-trump-football-man-facebookThe man photographed carrying Donald Trump's nuclear "football" briefcase at Mar-a-Lago last weekend is a former West Point standout who just got a big promotion ... TMZ has learned.

We did some digging and discovered the football carrier is Ricardo Turner ... one of Trump's military aides. He became an international man of mystery Sunday when a Mar-a-Lago guest posted a photo with him saying ... "This is Rick...He carries the 'football.'"

The nuclear football is the briefcase for the hardware used by POTUS to authorize a nuclear attack while away from the fixed command centers, which means Ricardo's the Man.

Trump promoted Ricardo from Major to Lieutenant Colonel on Monday in an Oval Office ceremony ... according to White House Spokesman Sean Spicer.

Aides like Ricardo provide direct support to the prez and serve as emergency action officers, but not all of them get to carry the football.

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