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Kevin Hart Search Warrants Served In Extortion Case

9/22/2017 3:47 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Authorities have already executed search warrants on multiple people suspected in the plot to extort Kevin Hart over the sex tape ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us, a judge signed the warrants earlier this week and they were executed almost immediately. We're told the information and items seized have already yielded results and have helped close in on the people who demanded 7 figures from Hart to keep the tape silent.

We're told one of the key items is phone records, but also computer hard drives and other electronics.

The investigation is full steam ahead. 

Anthony Bourdain I'm Ripped in Rome ... And So Is My New GF!!!

9/22/2017 3:53 PM PDT

Whatever Anthony Bourdain's eating these days ... it does his body good.

The celebrity chef and 'Parts Unknown' host showed off his 6-pack and tats at the Hilton hotel pool in Rome. His inked up gf, Italian actress Asia Argento, ain't no slouch in the abs department either.

They started dating earlier this year, and they've been doing crunches ever since. Kidding. Maybe.

They're on vacay to celebrate Asia's 42nd birthday with her kids and extended family. We see 12 reasons why these 2 will pass on the cake.

PodcastOne Founder Sued He Pulled a Gun to Intimidate Me Into Fudging Podcast Data

9/22/2017 4:45 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

5:57 PM PT -- Pattiz tells TMZ, “This guy must be crazy. I’ve never met alone with him. I didn't hire him or fire him. I barely know who he is. The fact that I'm a law enforcement reserve is well known as I have public service awards in my office.

He adds, "I didn't and would never act in the manner that's been described.  We have received no lawsuit but I presume this is in response to our letting him know today that we are going to sue him.  His allegations are absurd.”

An attorney for Podcast One tells us they're suing Hernandez for stealing intellectual property -- and they have no idea why he was canned from his most recent job.Norm Pattiz, the entrepreneur behind PodcastOne and Westwood One, had a bad habit of whipping out a loaded gun and knife during meetings with a producer ... according to a lawsuit.

Raymond Hernandez says Pattiz brandished a handgun in their office on multiple occasions, and also bragged about his deep ties with law enforcement. In the docs, obtained by TMZ, he says the broadcasting mogul would sometimes place the gun on his desk with the barrel pointed at Hernandez.

According to the suit, the boss man flaunted the firepower in order to intimidate Hernandez -- who says he was told to juice the numbers on podcast downloads in order to boost advertising revenue. Hernandez says he let it be known around the office he wasn't comfortable fudging numbers, and was fired shortly thereafter.

Hernandez says the gun play was also motivated by revenge. Last year, comedian Heather McDonald aired a recording of Pattiz sexually harassing her while she was on the job -- he made a comment about supporting her breasts. In the docs, Hernandez says Pattiz thinks he leaked the audio to Heather, and eventually pressured Hernandez's new employer to 86 him.

Hernandez, with his attorney Rob Reichman, is suing Pattiz for assault, wrongful termination and whistleblower retaliation.

We've reached out to Pattiz ... so far no word back.

Aaron Carter On His Way to Rehab

9/22/2017 2:26 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Aaron Carter is finally giving in and checking into rehab, TMZ has learned, the day after police rushed to his home to do a welfare check.

TMZ broke the story ... cops in Florida responded when someone reported Aaron seemed high on something during a FaceTime conversation. Aaron's rep tells us, "Aaron has decided to enter a facility to improve his health and work on his overall wellness. He is going to do this privately and focus all his attention on being the best person and performer possible," adding Aaron's grateful for the support and love from his fans.

We're told Aaron went back and forth for a while, but finally agreed to get help.

As we reported, Aaron taped an episode of 'Doctors' last month, but fled the studio at the first mention of him going into rehab. Family members have also been concerned he's relapsing.

As of now he's agreeing to check into a program, but as one source put it ... his decision "changes every hour."

Jay-Z & Beyonce Drop $26 Million In the Hamptons!!!

9/22/2017 1:53 PM PDT
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Jay-Z and Beyonce are officially balling on both coasts -- they've gobbled up another 8-figure property, and this one's in the Hamptons.

Jay and Bey plunked down a cool $26 million for the 7 bedroom, 7.5 bathroom pad in luxurious East Hampton, NY. The crib's no joke -- the 12,000 square ft. pad sits on 2 acres of land with scenic water views of the Georgica Pond.

It's got everything hip hop royalty wants -- bathrooms sculpted with Italian marble, an infinity edge pool and an 1,800 square ft. guest cottage. The kitchen features an 18th century carved stone fireplace. Trulia first reported the purchase.

The original structure was built over a century ago but Jeffrey Collé spent 2 years redesigning the current masterpiece. Great sequel to their roughly $90 million West Coast purchase.

Supermodel Reunion Claudia, Naomi, Cindy & Helena ... Back at It for Versace!!!

9/22/2017 1:52 PM PDT

Step aside Gigi, Bella and Kendall ... the OGs are back!

Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Helena Christensen and Carla Bruni all showed up at Milan Fashion Week looking as good as gold.

Versace held its SS18 runway Friday in Milan. Yeah, the Hadids and Kendall were there too, but the more experienced ladies definitely stole the show during the finale.

You could call this a passing of the torch -- especially since Cindy's own daughter, Kaia Gerber, was on the catwalk too -- but honestly it looked more like a schooling.

Werk, ladies.

Aaron Carter 911 Call ... Involuntary Commitment Not an Option

9/22/2017 1:47 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Aaron Carter was in his right mind -- relatively speaking -- when authorities rushed to his home Thursday for a welfare check.

TMZ broke the story ... law enforcement rushed to Aaron's home after getting a call from someone who felt he was slurring his speech and not of sound mind. The man who interacted with Aaron was FaceTiming him.

According to dispatch audio, Aaron was evaluated at his Florida apartment and they found no "suspicious activity" when they saw him face-to-face.

They concluded he did not meet the criteria for involuntary commitment, so they left.

Kylie and Kendall Fire Back in Tupac T-Shirt Lawsuit

9/22/2017 12:21 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kylie and Kendall Jenner have just fired back in the lawsuit where a guy who owns a photo of Tupac is going after the women claiming they ripped him off and plastered the image on the t-shirts they were hawking.

Kylie and Kendall say renowned photog Michael Miller has no right to sue because he himself committed some sort of fraud in copyrighting the photo. They say he's neither the author nor creator of the photos. They don't further explain, but it sounds like they're alleging he misrepresented ownership when he filed with the U.S. Copyright Office.

And there's this ... the women claim he's only entitled at best to "thin copyright protection" because his legal rights to the photo are so minimal it doesn't deserve full protection.

That all said, Kylie and Kendall removed the t-shirt from their online store.

Audrina Patridge Husband Claims Her Dad was Physically Threatening

9/22/2017 12:00 PM PDT

Audrina Patridge's estranged husband just responded to her allegations in court docs, denying that he installed 5 cameras in their home in a fit of rage and in fact he says her dad became ominous and physically threatening.

Corey Bohan says in new docs, there were 2 existing cameras in the house and she knew all about them. Bohan says Audrina and her dad barged in through the garage door while he was there and made it clear ... they would not set a time for her to come get her belongings. He says they texted him only 15 minutes before showing up, and that wasn't enough time to arrange for the pickup.

He's also complaining the restraining order hearing was set on the very day he was supposed to have visitation with his daughter -- whom he hadn't seen in 2 weeks.

TMZ broke the story ... Audrina filed for divorce Wednesday and got a restraining order against Corey, which she says he violated just 1 day after it was granted. She says he called her a "f***ing c**t" and planted the cameras.

In divorce docs, Audrina said the violence started in August when they argued over accusations he was cheating. She also said Corey had threatened suicide in July when she was out of town on a business trip. There were other incidents in September -- he told her she's "f**ked up" because of her childhood -- which led to cops and child services getting involved.

Audrina said the breaking point came last weekend when Corey, an Australian BMX rider, followed her onstage at a beauty event and demanded to know where their daughter, Kirra, was and said he was going to take her.

Corey and Audrina got married in November 2016.

NFL's Aldon Smith Strikes Plea Deal In DUI Hit and Run Case

9/22/2017 11:54 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Oakland Raiders star Aldon Smith has pled no contest to hit and run stemming from a 2015 incident ... TMZ Sports has learned

As we previously reported, Smith was arrested on August 6, 2015 for DUI -- after cops say he smashed into a parked car and then fled the scene. He later returned to the scene of the crash where officers gave him a field sobriety test and arrested him on suspicion of drunk driving.

He initially pled not guilty to misdemeanor DUI and hit and run -- but now, we've learned he cut a deal with prosecutors in which he pled no contest to hit and run and the DUI charge was dropped.

He was sentenced to 20 days in jail -- but the judge is allowed him to do residential treatment in lieu of spending time behind bars. Residential treatment is essentially "rehab" at a facility. He was also ordered to complete anger management. 

Smith is also forbidden from driving with ANY amount of alcohol in his system. He's also not allowed to go to bars or pubs or anywhere alcohol is the primary commodity for sale.

During the case, the judge also found he violated probation from another case and was sentenced to 90 days in jail -- but again, he was allowed to do residential treatment instead. 

The Santa Clara District Attorney's Office tells TMZ Sports all of Smith's required residential treatment sentence has been completed.

Amelia & Delilah Hamlin We Don't Compete With Gigi & Bella We're On The Same Level!

9/22/2017 11:03 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Sisters Amelia and Delilah Hamlin -- their parents are Harry Hamlin and Lisa Rinna -- have things in common with Bella and Gigi Hadid that go beyond their blonde and brunette hair, but the gals say there's absolutely no competition.

The sisters have been getting compared a lot ... both their moms are 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' stars and they model. In fact when we got the Hamlins -- Amelia, 16, the brunette, and Delilah, 19, the blonde -- at LAX Thursday they were off to Milan for fashion week.

They were super cool when we asked about the comparisons, and while Amelia's hoping to follow Gigi and Bella's footsteps on the runway, Delilah points out she's got aspirations that set her apart from the Hadids.

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'Price is Right' Contestants Make $80k History!!!

9/22/2017 10:40 AM PDT

"The Price is Right" busted an Oprah on 3 contestants -- YOU GET $10K! YOU GET $10K!! ... YOU GET $10K!!! -- all on the way to making history during Friday's insane episode.

In honor of Drew Carey's 10th anniversary of hosting 'TPiR,' any contestant who spun $1 on the wheel this week would get a $10k bonus instead of the usual $1k. What happened next was absolutely bananas.

Three contestants -- Wilbert, Charlotte and Zacharia -- all nailed the $10k, but that was just the start. The tiebreaker spins led to even more money and yet ANOTHER tie.

Charlotte eventually won the whole thing, but everyone got the dough they spun. In total, 'PiR' doled out $80k ... the most ever given away on the wheel. Happy anniversary, Drew ... you broke the bank.

We just know Plinko dude's somewhere losing his s**t.

Shia LaBeouf to Bartender So What If I Labeled You a Racist?! It's My Opinion, Deal with It

9/22/2017 10:13 AM PDT

Shia LaBeouf has a pretty simple response to the L.A. bartender who sued him after Shia called him a "f**king racist bitch" -- tough noogies, dude.

According to docs filed by Shia, and obtained by TMZ ... his defense in the slander lawsuit is that name-calling might be "obnoxious and vulgar, but it's not defamatory." The whole thing started with a bizarre scene in April ... when Shia went off on the bartender in Jerry's Famous Deli.

Shia, who witnesses said seemed drunk, went off on the bartender for not serving him French fries -- which seemed like an act of racism to Shia. As he put it that night, "You f**ked up!!"

In his docs, Shia says the bartender's lawsuit -- which seeks $5 million -- should be dismissed because he was merely expressing his opinion, and his right to free speech allows him to do so.

Like we said ... tough noogies.

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