Usher, Adam Lambert Victims of Open House Burglaries

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4:43 PM PT -- Ackerman's attorneys, Gary Jay Kaufman and Elana Goldstein, tell TMZ, "The District Attorney's press release, by specifically naming Usher and Adam Lambert as alleged victims, only emphasizes what we have believed from day one, that this is a publicity driven prosecution."

They continue, "The People's case is no better today than it was a year ago. Unlike a fine wine, this case does not get better with age. Mr. Ackerman is not just presumed to be innocent, he is in fact innocent."

Adam Lambert, Usher, 'Real Housewives' star Dorit Kemsley and former football star Shaun Phillips are the latest celebs to be hit by burglars ... but this one has a twist.

Beverly Hills realtor Jason Emil Yaselli and an alleged accomplice, Benjamin Ackerman, are accused of various crimes between December 2016 and August 2018, including first-degree residential burglary, identity theft, conspiracy to commit burglary and money laundering ... including an allegation that they took more than $500,000 through fraud and embezzlement.

Here's the twist ... some of the crimes were allegedly committed during open houses in the Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Hollywood Hills and West Hollywood area. Presumably, during the open houses, the defendants allegedly pilfered stuff.

The complaint says the realtor would encourage his accomplice to steal luxury items from 14 homes, sell them and use the proceeds to make payments on the realtor's credit card.

The realtor was arrested Wednesday. The accomplice pled not guilty and his bail was set at $1.2 million. Prosecutors say they will recommend bail of $1.73 mil for the realtor.

If convicted, the 2 men face a max of 31 years in prison.

Originally published -- 4:43 PM PT

WWE's Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch We're Engaged!!!

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WWE superstars Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch are both officially off the market ... the wrestlers just got engaged!!!

Seth and Becky announced the big news Thursday over social media ... with Becky calling Seth's beachfront proposal the happiest day of her life.

The super cute couple is definitely moving fast ... they started seeing each other earlier this year, and in May they finally went public with their relationship. Seth and Becky were friends for a while before things turned romantic.

These are some kick ass fiances  ... Seth is the WWE Universal Champion and the WWE RAW Tag Team Champion, while Becky is the WWE RAW Women's Champion.

Looks like Becky is in it for the long haul ... she says they're going to be together for the rest of her life. Seth's been engaged before, but he never tied the knot, and this will be Becky's first marriage.

Congrats!!!

Conor McGregor I Was 'In The Wrong' For Bar Attack ... Begs for Forgiveness

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5:37 PM PT -- Conor also says he was targeting a July fight against UFC stud Justin Gaethje, but he hurt his left hand during a sparring session which screwed up the plans. He was also asked who he wants to fight now ... and Conor said he's got his sights set on Khabib but says "I'm not gonna wait around."

5:12 PM PT -- During the interview, Conor also addressed the incident in Miami -- when he was arrested for snatching a man's phone and stomping on it on front of a hotel.

Conor says the man was NOT a fan, but rather a "heckler" who had been antagonizing him that night. Still, Conor admits, "I was in the wrong" in that incident too.

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Conor says he's trying his hardest to change and be a better person. When asked directly if he has an anger problem, Conor was cagey but said he's working on being a better man.

"I need to just stop reacting to the bait, people are trying to bait me into things."

Conor McGregor is finally apologizing for sucker punching a man in the head at a pub in Ireland ... saying, "I was in the wrong."

The UFC superstar is speaking out 1 week after TMZ Sports posted video of the incident ... telling ESPN's Ariel Helwani that there was no excuse for his behavior.

"I mean, in reality, it doesn't matter what happened there. I was in the wrong. That man deserved to enjoy his time in the pub without having it to end the way it did."

McGregor says that he made amends with the man shortly after the April bar attack -- which happened to be a dispute over his Proper 12 whiskey.

While at the pub, Conor poured shots for patrons at the Marble Arch in Dublin ... and threw a punch at the victim when he turned down the offer.

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"And, although five months ago it was, and I tried to make amends, and I made amends, back then, it does not even matter. I was in the wrong."

McGregor continues ... "I have to realize that's not the attitude or the behavior of a leader, of a martial artist, of a champion. So, I must get my head screwed on and just get back in the game and fight for redemption, retribution, respect."

Conor clearly wants to move on from the incident ... but Ireland cops tell TMZ Sports they are still investigating the attack and could bring criminal charges.

As for the victim, he told the Irish Daily Star that Conor is a "bully with money" ... and claimed he wanted to drink his Guinness in peace.

Conor also addressed his fighting future, saying he's NOT retired and when asked if he'll fight before the end of 2019, he says that's the goal.

As for an opponent ... the Notorious strongly hinted at a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Bam Margera I'm Going Back to Rehab ... After Another Relapse

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Bam Margera is putting himself back on the road to recovery -- on the heels of leaving rehab yet again, and ending up in a bar ... we've learned he's about to give rehab another shot.

Sources close to Bam tell TMZ ... he's voluntarily entering a new rehab facility on Thursday, knowing full well he needs help. We're told he intends to try to stay sober.

He was at a Los Angeles bar Wednesday night sipping on an ice cold mug of beer. He had just recently bailed on a treatment facility -- the second time he's done so this month.

So now, he's making attempt number 3, and we're told Bam's big stumbling block in treatment has been wanting his cell phone with him at all times, so he can communicate with his son. The last facility took his phone, which he didn't take well.

Our sources say Bam's checking into a different facility this time, and he's hoping they'll let him keep his phone.

THANKING DR. PHIL

TMZ broke the story ... Bam had an intense session with Dr. Phil a little over 2 weeks ago when he was urged to complete a 60 to 90-day treatment program. He entered, but left after a few days.

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That's when he got arrested last week following some bizarre behavior at a L.A.'s Luxe Hotel. Hours after his arrest, he was admitted back to rehab -- but it didn't stick.

As he takes a third swing at treatment, we're told he still has Dr. Phil's full support.

'Little Women: LA' Christy Gibel REALLY Moving On from Husband ... Pregnant with BF's Child!!!

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"Little Women: LA" star Christy Gibel has some great news in the middle of her nasty legal war with her estranged husband -- she's pregnant!!! With her new boyfriend, NOT her ex.

Sources close to the situation tell TMZ ... Christy's expecting a child with her BF, Gonzo. We're told she's a few months along but just found out recently, and they don't know the baby's gender yet.

Christy is 42 years old, so the pregnancy is high-risk, but our sources say everyone is happy, healthy and very excited ... especially her 19-year-old daughter, Autumn, from a previous relationship.

We're told Christy is currently in New York with Gonzo ... far away from her estranged husband, Todd.

We broke the story ... despite being married for 5 years, Christy's seeking to annul their marriage because she claims it was never consummated, and she alleges he committed financial fraud.

Todd called BS in legal docs last week, claiming the 2 definitely had sex during their marriage and denying the fraud allegations.

Christy's relationship with Todd has been rocky, to say the least, and ya gotta think her getting pregnant with her new man ... won't exactly smooth things over.

BTW, we're told Christy and Gonzo started dating in May, but they've known each other for years.

Miley Cyrus I've Made Mistakes ... But I Didn't Cheat on Liam!!!

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Miley Cyrus says she never cheated on Liam Hemsworth and wrecked her marriage ... and says she's got nothing to hide.

Miley just went on a long Twitter rant saying she's accepted a life of being open with everyone ... but she refuses to be labeled a liar and cheater and own up to "a crime I haven't committed."

That "crime," of course, relates to her hooking up with Kaitlynn Carter while still being married to Liam. Cyrus says ... "I refuse to admit that my marriage ended because of cheating."

Miley says, "Once Liam & I reconciled,I meant it, & I was committed. There are NO secrets to uncover here. I’ve learned from every experience in my life. I’m not perfect, I don’t want to be, it’s boring. I’ve grown up in front of you, but the bottom line is, I HAVE GROWN UP.

She adds ... "Liam and I have been together for a decade. I've said it before & it remains true, I love Liam and always will."

Miley's long post also includes a list of mistakes and an admission of cheating ... when she was younger. She lists off several of her most controversial moments, including drug use and swinging on a wrecking ball naked.

But, the gist of it is -- despite what everyone thinks -- her cheating was not the reason for her split with Hemsworth ... and she's grown up and made a decision to leave that life behind.

We broke the story ... Liam just filed for divorce.

Britney Spears' Dad I Want 9 More States to Know ... I'm Her Conservator!!!

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Britney Spears can travel far and wide in the United States, but her dad wants everyone to know, wherever she goes, don't mess with the conservatorship.

Jamie Spears just filed legal docs, obtained by TMZ, asking the judge in the L.A. case to allow him to file conservatorship papers in the following states -- Alabama, Arizona, Washington D.C. (we know, not a state), Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Tennessee and Virginia.

The reason ... our Britney sources say Jamie wants to fend off people -- notably Britney's former friend and manager, Sam Lutfi, and her mom, Lynne Spears -- from going into states where Britney goes and file for a new conservatorship that puts them in charge.

Jamie has already done this in Florida, Louisiana and Hawaii ... all places Britney visits from time to time. As for the new states and D.C., we're told she has various connections there -- friends and family mostly.

This is not a precursor to a new tour -- there is no plan for Britney to take the stage in the foreseeable future.

Mr. T Sues Weed Company Hey Fools, Stop Using My Name!!!

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2:33 PM PT -- A rep for Leafly tells us, "We pity the absurdity of this claim."

Mr. T pities the fools over at Leafly ... the weed company he claims is ruining his rep by using his name ... so he says in a new lawsuit.

The legendary actor is suing Leafly -- think Yelp but for stoners -- claiming it's promoting a hybrid cannabis strain called Mr. Tusk ... this according to legal docs obtained by TMZ. The issue ... Mr. T's pissed Leafly's logo to promote the strain uses his iconic name ... "Mrt."

According to the docs ... Mr. T says the logo will confuse consumers into thinking he's in bed with the weed company. He says for nearly 40 years, Mr. T has authorized his name to be used for promotion and branded products but he is NOT and never was on board with Leafly using "Mrt."

He's suing for trademark infringement and for the company to stop using the "Mrt" name. We've reached out to Leafly for comment, so far no word back.

Kodak Black Pleads Guilty in Federal Gun Case

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11:42 AM PT -- According to the plea agreement -- obtained by TMZ -- prosecutors say they'll push for a lighter sentence than the maximum because Kodak has been cooperative.

11:28 AM PT -- Kodak pled guilty to 2 counts of knowingly making a false and fictitious written statement in connection with the acquisition of a firearm. He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release.

Kodak Black just did an about-face and cut a deal in his federal firearms case.

The rapper was in court Thursday for a change of plea hearing where he told the judge he was now pleading guilty ... after initially pleading not guilty to lying on federal gun applications.

Kodak has been in federal detention since his arrest in May -- the judge denied his request to be released on bond, calling him a danger to the community. His sentencing is now set for November 13, and he could get several years in prison.

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As we reported ... Kodak was busted at the Rolling Loud festival, when officers had warrants for his arrest after he'd been indicted on the false statement charges.

Kodak's alleged firearm application lie ... is that he was NOT under any indictment for a crime that could land him behind bars for over a year.

Of course, the rapper IS in the middle of a very serious criminal case -- he was indicted for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenage girl in 2016 at a hotel in South Carolina.

Originally published -- 10:47 AM PT

Dennis Quaid This College Babe Floats My Boat!!!

Dennis Quaid is taking advantage of the last week before school is back in session ... bringing his smoking hot, grad student girlfriend on a romantic getaway in Lake Como!!!

As we all know ... age ain't nothin' but a number -- but you can tell 65-year-old Dennis is having a grand time with 26-year-old Laura Savoie. Easy to see why in these killer vacay pics.

Seems Dennis has a thing for millennials ... he split with 32-year-old model Santa Auzina earlier this year, and now his new GF is even younger!!!

Dennis and his sexy co-ed still have a lot in common despite the huge age gap. He's from Texas, she goes to the University of Texas, and they both love speedboats!!! Match made in heaven.

Laura doesn't have to go back to class until next week, so Dennis has plenty of time to end their summer with a bang.

Now that's amore!!!

Barack and Michelle Obama Locking Down Incredible Martha's Vineyard Estate!!!

Barack and Michelle Obama may soon become Kennedy adjacent because we've learned they're in escrow for a remarkable, mega-expensive, Martha's Vineyard estate.

Multiple island sources tell us the Obamas are in escrow for the estate owned by Boston Celtics owner, Wyc Grousbeck. The former Prez and First Lady have been renting the house this summer and loved it so much, we've learned they made an offer. The property is listed at $14,850,000. Our sources say they're paying less, but we don't know how much.

The estate -- incredible. It's 29 beachfront acres. The main residence is just shy of 6,900 square feet. It has 7 bedrooms, so Sasha and Malia have a place to crash, along with several of their friends. It has the obligatory pool, an outdoor fireplace, a chef's kitchen, vaulted ceilings and 2 guest wings. It has incredible views, especially while soaking in the second-floor balcony Jacuzzi.

The beachfront is private ... and comes with a boathouse.

Downside -- only a 2-car garage!!! Sorry kids.

The estate is listed by the realtors who dominate the area -- Tom LeClair and Gerret Conover. They did not return our calls.

The estate is currently in escrow and it's not a done deal just yet. We're told there are contingencies so it's possible it could fall apart, but we're told so far it's a go.

Harvey Weinstein Accuser Paz de la Huerta Demands $2 Mil ... Threatens More Damage

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Paz de la Huerta, who's already accused Harvey Weinstein of rape, claims to have new explosive facts about him, but she's willing to keep it out of the courts -- IF he ponies up big time.

According to a demand letter obtained by TMZ ... the actress wants at least $2 million from the disgraced Hollywood producer or she'll file a new lawsuit against him. She's previously sued him over 2 alleged incidents in 2010.

To add some extra firepower, Paz is threatening more damaging allegations against Weinstein. Among them ... she claims Weinstein developed an "immoral and unwholesome interest in her sexually" when she was just 14, and working on the film, "The Cider House Rules."

The actress also alleges The Weinstein Company rented apartments in NYC that were used "exclusively for the illicit sexual activities of Harvey Weinstein" ... including a unit on the same floor of the building where she lived as a child.

She alleges this rental was used to track her as she grew and continued to offer her work ... and then he raped her when she came of age.

Even worse, de le Huerta suggests Weinstein's company -- including his brother, Robert -- knew about his proclivities and should have warned her.

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As we reported ... Paz and her lawyer met with prosecutors last month, but so far the Manhattan D.A. has declined to criminally prosecute Weinstein over her allegations.

If she gets the multi-million-dollar settlement she wants, she promises not to file a new civil suit and to stop pushing for criminal charges.

Weinstein's civil attorney, Elior Shiloh, tells us ... the new claims have absolutely no merit and it's "extortion." He adds that Weinstein will defend himself against this "unfortunate shakedown."

Kristin Cavallari Wrecks Jay Cutler in Axe-Throwing Showdown

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Pro Bowl quarterback Jay Cutler faced off against his reality TV star/fashion designer wife, Kristin Cavallari, in an epic axe-throwing challenge ... and it went exactly how you'd think.

Yeah ... Kristin whooped dat ass.

The couple showed off the results of their contest at Class Axe Throwing in Nashville ... and while the dude who made $122 MILLION off his arm failed miserably, the girl who starred in a Gavin DeGraw music video hit the bulls-eye with ease.

The best part about it -- Cutler's DGAF attitude transitioning into his axe-throwing career, 'cause the guy shrugged it off and captioned his video with "Nailed it."

Never change, Jay. Never change.

Damon Dash Claims NFL Deal Proves ... 'Jay-Z Ain't S**t!!!'

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Jay-Z's ex-business-partner-turned-nemesis, Damon Dash, claims the mogul's new NFL partnership has exposed him as a backstabber who "ain't s**t!"

Dame fired that brutal shot while talking to Adam22 on the No Jumper podcast. Dash, who started Roc-A-Fella Records with Jay, was asked about Jermaine Dupri's claim Jay talked him out of making the very same deal with the NFL that Jay just made (which JD's walked back a bit).

Dash said matter of factly, "If you ask anyone in the industry, it's a common knowledge that Jay ain't s**t." He added, "He's about the bag. We all know that. He's self-preserving. Period."

Now, full context ... Dame's beef with Jay goes back to the fall of Roc-A-Fella records. He claims Jay left him out in the cold and caused the label's collapse. So, Dame taking the shot isn't all that surprising.

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However, of all the criticism Jay-Z's taken since announcing he's partnering with the NFL -- while Colin Kaepernick's still frozen out of the league -- Dame's is the most scathing.

His deepest cut of all, though, had to be comparing Jay-Z to President Trump. Just watch ... it's ice cold.

Conor McGregor Punch Victim Speaks Out 'He's a Bully with Money'

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The man who was punched in the face by Conor McGregor at a pub in Ireland is breaking his silence ... and he's BRAGGING that he can take a punch!!!

The victim spoke with the Irish Daily Star on the condition of anonymity -- and explained why he thinks Conor socked him with a left during an incident caught on video back in April.

"I am sitting on the bar stool just having a quiet pint with my friend then all of a sudden because I refuse his drink I get a punch," the man said ... "You don’t need that in life."

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Conor had been pouring shots of his Proper 12 whiskey to people at the Marble Arch Pub in South Dublin when one man refused ... and Conor let his fist fly.

The man took the punch like a champ -- with UFC star Stipe Miocic praising the dude's "chin of steel" -- and now the guy is bragging about his toughness too.

"Look-it, I can take a punch,” he told the Irish Daily Star.

Despite the way it played out on video, the man claims the punch really hurt and he was in pain for a week ... and went after Conor during his interview.

"He is a bit of a bully, a bully with money ... I'm glad people saw the video. I don't like him."

The man still has one major beef -- but it seems to be with the media. It was reported the guy was 60-years-old ... but the man wants to set the record straight.

"I'm 50."

As we previously reported, Conor has not been arrested or charged with a crime for the attack ... and cops in Ireland say they're still investigating, which is crazy because the whole thing is ON VIDEO!!!

Brody Jenner All In with Josie Canseco ... She's Marriage Material!!!

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Brody Jenner's not even trying to play it cool -- he's way past his breakup with Kaitlynn Carter and is full steam ahead with Josie Canseco ... in fact, he may tie the knot with her.

Brodes was out celebrating his 36th bday Wednesday night in Hollywood, and we got him entering and leaving TAO with Josie by his side. If there was any doubt they're officially an item, Jenner squashed it ... telling the paps single life no longer applies to him.

Josie really seems to like his answer, which is good news ... because later he says she's "absolutely" the type of girl he'd like to marry. Never too soon for marriage talk in Hollywood.

BIRTHDAY BUDS

Brody got an interesting gift earlier in the day ... from his ex, Kaitlynn, and her new main squeeze, Miley Cyrus. Looks like there's no bad blood between the 3 of them.

As we reported ... the couple split because Brody didn't want to give her 2 things -- a legal marriage or a baby. He's said they continue to be best friends though ... so maybe it's all good.

No matter what happens, one thing's clear at least -- Brody and Liam Hemsworth are rock solid ... according to Jenner.