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Lonzo Ball I'm A Laker ... Officially!

6/22/2017 4:47 PM PDT
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It's official -- Lonzo Ball is an L.A. Laker!!

The ex-UCLA Big Baller was selected with the #2 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft ... and now dad LaVar Ball can rest easy knowing his son will suit up for the Purple & Gold next year.

In case you've been living under a rock for the past few months, LaVar constantly guaranteed that L.A. would pick Zo ... and even told us earlier this week that it was a sure thing.

Let the games begin.


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Bill Cosby Lawyers Approve Sex Assault Chats Despite Looming Retrial

6/22/2017 4:56 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Bill Cosby's moving forward with plans to host town hall meetings where he'll discuss sex assault cases and how to avoid them -- and surprisingly ... his lawyers are totally cool with it.

Cosby's high profile spokespeople, Andrew Wyatt & Ebonee Benson, told us they've been flooded with requests for Cosby to, essentially, coach up young people on not getting caught in the same situations he did. 

It seems like an odd move, considering almost anything he says during these meetings could be used against him when his retrial in the Andrea Constand case begins.

Still, Wyatt and and Benson say Cosby's legal team has signed off on him doing this -- but admitted attorneys will prep him, and also be watching closely to make sure there he doesn't make a costly misstep.

Julia Roberts Lost Dog Found & Returned ... Thanks to Neighborhood App

6/22/2017 2:51 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Julia Roberts' dog once was lost, but now is found and back in her yard ... thanks to her neighbor and a mobile app that connects everyone in her hood.

Someone in Julia's Malibu community found her chocolate lab, Major, earlier this month at Little Dume Beach near Point Dume in Malibu ... and then posted the news using Nextdoor -- an online social network specifically for neighbors.

The post read "Found Chocolate Lab," which was listed in the Lost & Found section of Nextdoor's Point Dume page. Sure enough ... Julia's husband, Daniel Moder, responded and got the contact info of the person who found Major. 

A neighbor tells us the pup was safely returned. Happy ending for everyone. Woof!

Lonzo Ball All Black Everything ... Leads NBA Draft Fashion

6/22/2017 1:51 PM PDT
Breaking News

HERE WE GO!!!!

The NBA Draft is about to start (4 PM PT) and Lonzo Ball (and the rest of the draft picks) are making their last fashion statements as non-insanely rich millionaires. 

Check out all the swagged out looks ... Lonzo's going all black everything with a Big Baller Brand bow tie. You KNEW that was gonna happen!  

Everyone from Markelle Fultz to Donovan Mitchell and De'Aaron Fox are decked out and ready to hit the most interesting non-runway fashion event of the year!!

Steph Curry I'm the Champ of Beach Brews ... Who Needs a Fresh One?

6/22/2017 1:13 PM PDT

Steph Curry's dishing beers and stogies in the off-season, the same way he dished the rock in the NBA Finals ... but now it's his family scoring instead of Kevin Durant.

The Curry fam -- Steph, Ayesha, their kids, his parents and more -- are all celebrating his 2nd NBA title over in Hawaii with what looks like the most awesome beach picnic.

The Golden State Warriors superstar's drinking beers, smoking cigars and showing off his ripped bod.

Steph parties responsibly though -- plenty of SPF for everyone!

Manson Family Killer Denied Parole Try Again in 5 Years

6/22/2017 1:30 PM PDT
Breaking News

Charles Manson family killer Patricia Krenwinkel had no luck on her 14th attempt at freedom ... she's been denied parole.

The Commissioners from the Board of Parole Hearings met Thursday in Corona, CA where she's imprisoned, and decided Krenwinkel is not suitable to be released. She can try again in 5 years. Even if the board eventually gives her the green light ... a judge and the Governor will need to sign off.

Gov. Jerry Brown already denied Leslie Van Houten ... another Manson family killer.

Krenwinkel has served 47 years, making her the longest-serving female in the California prison system. The 69-year-old was convicted for the first-degree murder of Folgers Coffee heiress Abigail Folger and others.

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'Mistresses' Star This Marriage Ain't for Me ... Divorcing 'Monk' Star

6/22/2017 1:37 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jes Macallan from ABC's "Mistresses" is no longer willing to co-star with Jason Gray-Stanford ... she's filed to divorce her husband.

Jes filed divorce docs Tuesday, citing irreconcilable differences. They've been married since March 2012, but seems like they've been on the rocks for a while. According to the docs, they separated on March 1,  2015. 

Macallan's asking for spousal support and for Gray-Stanford to cover court costs. They don't have any kids.

Jes played Josslyn Carver on all 4 seasons of "Mistresses." Jason had a guest spot on the show in season 2, but is better known for his "Monk" role as Lt. Randall Disher.

Bill Cosby Hey, Hey, Hey Kids ... Here's How to Avoid Sexual Assault

6/22/2017 10:43 AM PDT

Bill Cosby wants to spread the word to young people about sexual assault  ... and how to avoid being accused of it.

Cosby's spokespeople, Andrew Wyatt and Ebonee Benson, told "Good Day Alabama" Wednesday the comedian is planning a series of town halls this summer to educate young people about sexual assault.

More specifically, they say he's planning on teaching 'em how to look out for warning signs from potential victims and handle accusations that could follow.

Wyatt says Cosby's gonna start his new tour of sorts in July, explaining that young people -- especially athletes -- need to "know what they're facing when they're hanging out and partying, when they're doing certain things that they shouldn't be doing."

Cosby narrowly skirted conviction in his sexual assault trial after the jury deadlocked 10 - 2.

Gregg Sulkin Single Life Fits Me Like A Glove

6/22/2017 11:06 AM PDT

Some people eat tubs of ice cream after a break-up but Gregg Sulkin's therapy seems to be planks and pull-ups, which he did Thursday morning at an L.A. park ... with impressive results.

To be fair, the "Teen Wolf" star and Bella Thorne split last summer. It looked like they were back on after her botched trip to Cannes with Scott Disick, but it appears she went crawling back to the Lord

As for Gregg, he should have zero problems finding a new chick with those abs, arms, pecs, smile ... you get the picture.

In other news...

Susan Boyle Viciously Attacked By Gang Of 15 Teens Near Her Home

The Abuse Has Become So Bad That Police Are Being Called In To Ensure Her Safety

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Michael Kors Protesters Take the Stage ... 'Animal Fur is Not Fashion!'

6/22/2017 11:01 AM PDT
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Michael Kors' friendly fashion chat was busted up by a pack of angry protesters who rushed the stage, surrounded the designer, then chanted wild animal noises at him.

Kors had just started a chat with Alina Cho at The Met Wednesday night in NYC when a group of anti-fur activists crashed the stage and yelled ... "Michael Kors is responsible for the deaths of countless innocent animals!" It only got more rowdy from there.

The designer screamed, "Get away from me!" ... and the group -- New York Animal Defenders -- was eventually escorted out.

This is the same group that crashed Kelly Rowland's book signing in April.

Drew Barrymore My Fam's Down with the Zombie Life

6/22/2017 10:29 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Drew Barrymore looked very much the opposite of undead in L.A. with her estranged hubby, Will Kopelman, and one of their daughters -- but they'd still have her back if she opted for the zombie lifestyle.

Drew's got a new show on Netflix called "Santa Clarita Diet" about a mother who turns into a zombie and is forced to eat people. We're guessing Will digs the show based on his response to our zombie hypothetical.

The bigger point here ... this looks like another case of Hollywood exes getting along. Nice trend.

Drew also talked to us about her perfect cameo in the SZA video for the song, "Drew Barrymore." Great casting on someone's part.

John Oliver Sued Coal Mogul Keeps Promise I Warned You Not to Call Me 'Dr. Evil!'

6/22/2017 9:37 AM PDT

11:37 AM -- HBO tells TMZ, "We have confidence in the staff of Last Week Tonight and do not believe anything in the show this week violated Mr. Murray's or Murray Energy's rights."

John Oliver knew what was coming, and now he's got it -- a big fat lawsuit from the head of Murray Energy who apparently doesn't enjoy being called a "geriatric Dr. Evil" ... at least based on the docs.

For nearly a half hour on his show, "Last Week Tonight," Oliver went HAM on Robert E. Murray and his coal mining corporation, which is the nation's largest. The comedian tore into the coal industry in general, and mocked Murray specifically.

In the suit, Murray says the show was a "meticulously planned attempt to assassinate" Murray's character. He also says Oliver deliberately left out facts about an accident that killed 9 miners. Murray's insisted an earthquake caused it, not mining ... and claims Oliver ignored reports that backed his quake theory.

One part of the show focused on minuscule bonus checks some miners sent back to Murray, including one with the words "Eat s**t, Bob" written on it. According to the suit, the company's website was hacked, after Oliver's show aired, and flooded with "Eat s**t, Bob" messages.

Oliver acknowledged Murray's company warned it might sue. Oliver defiantly said, "I know you're probably going to sue me over this. But you know what? I stand by everything I said."

HBO and Time Warner are also named as defendants.

DeMario Jackson I'm Done with 'BiP'

6/22/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

DeMario Jackson -- the guy who had oral sex with Corinne Olympios during filming of "Bachelor in Paradise" -- is done with the show. 

Sources close to DeMario tell TMZ he's suffered from anxiety over the scandal after living under a cloud of suspicion for a week. He's even started seeing a therapist. And, he's upset because his name will now forever be linked to a sex scandal, even though Warner Bros. essentially concluded he did nothing wrong.

We're told DeMario claims producers spoke to his lawyer and invited him back on the show, but he's done. Other sources dispute that he was invited back and say no decision has been made.

We're told DeMario now wants to ditch reality TV for a career as an on-air personality.

Our sources also tell us Corinne has not been invited back, and it's highly likely she will never re-appear on 'B.I.P.' or any other 'Bachelor' franchise.

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