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Pharrell Williams Helping The Needy Good Deed on Good Friday

4/19/2019 2:09 PM PDT

Pharrell Williams is making a difference on Good Friday, heading down to L.A.'s Skid Row to help out some folks who are less fortunate than him ... filling up bellies and putting smiles on people's faces.  

Pharrell and his son, Rocket, spent part of their day serving up meals at Los Angeles Mission ... making sure everyone got a hot meal ahead of Easter Sunday.

The Good Friday meal is an annual tradition on Skid Row. In addition to hot meals, the homeless get shoes and Easter baskets. This year, roughly 4,000 people were fed pork with an apple glaze, a side of mac and cheese and peach crisp for dessert. 

Pharrell makes sure to volunteer at the L.A. Mission a few times a year ... he also lent a helping hand during Thanksgiving. 

Roman Polanski Sues The Academy .... Reinstate Me Now!!!

4/19/2019 11:43 AM PDT
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Roman Polanski says he got the raw end of the deal when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gave him the boot ... so he's suing the organization to get back in.

The disgraced director filed new docs saying the Academy went back on its word to give him serious consideration after it expelled him in May 2018. In docs, obtained by TMZ, Polanski says the Academy offered to reconsider its decision but instead summarily denied him re-entry in January.

According to the suit, Polanski says "The Academy was supposed to provide reasonable notice of any adverse action to be taken against a member and a reasonable opportunity for a member to be heard."

Polanski says he never got a fair shake ... claiming the Academy violated its own rules when they kicked him out. Polanski -- admitted to the Academy in 1963 and whose films have won 8 Oscars -- is suing to get reinstated ... stat.

As you know by now ... Polanski remains a fugitive from justice in Europe for raping a 13-year-old girl 40 years ago in the U.S.

We've reached out to the Academy, so far no word back.

MMA Fighter Joyce Vieira Socks Alleged Masturbator During Sexy Photo Shoot

4/19/2019 11:00 AM PDT
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A Brazilian MMA fighter says she was forced to stop a sexy beach photoshoot this month -- when she saw some creepo rear-naked chokin' his own chicken while watching her from the bushes. 

Oh, and then she proceeded to BEAT HIS ASS!! 

The woman is Joyce Vieira -- a 27-year-old amateur fighter and swimsuit enthusiast from Brazil. Her IG page is FIRE. 

Vieira claims she was posing for pics with her photog crew when noticed a guy watching her nearby -- and when she approached him, Joyce claims his penis was out and it was obvious he was pleasuring himself. 

Vieira reportedly told Brazilian news outlets the guy was making noises and groaning -- and when she told him to cut it out he replied, "Why? You don't like it? Come here!"

So, she punched him. 

Vieira reportedly filed a police report -- and when cops spoke with the alleged whackjob, he claimed he was NOT doing the ol' 5-knuckle shuffle ... but rather innocently peeing in the bushes. 

The case is reportedly still open and cops are continuing the investigation. 

Moral of the story ... keep your penis in your pants. 

Wendy Williams Kevin Wiped from Credits After Getting the Axe

4/19/2019 10:35 AM PDT

Wendy Williams is removing all traces of her estranged husband from her show ... because Kevin Hunter's name has already been scrubbed from the credits. 

There was a noticeable difference in the ending credits on Friday's episode of the 'Wendy Williams Show' ... Kevin's name was missing as an executive producer, and Wendy's stood alone. 

As we reported ... Kevin was not long for his role as an executive producer, and on Thursday the ax officially dropped. When Thursday's episode aired, though, he was still credited as an EP. 

But now, 24 hours later, Kevin's name is nowhere to be found.

It's the latest move by Wendy to keep clearing the decks from Kevin, after he allegedly fathered a child with his mistress ... Wendy's already filed for divorce and moved out of the home they shared in New Jersey, looking for new digs and a fresh start in Manhattan. 

Cardi B In Court for Strip Club Fight ... Shove Your Plea Deal, Okurrrrr!!!

4/19/2019 9:44 AM PDT
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Cardi B is in NO mood to make a deal with prosecutors in her strip club beatdown case -- at least not the one she was offered Friday morning in court.

She was all business -- decked out in white -- as she walked through the rain, and into an NYC courthouse. As you know, Cardi's accused of ordering an attack on 2 strip club bartenders -- Jade and Baddie Gi -- last August. Cardi allegedly thought Jade had slept with her man, Offset.

Inside, prosecutors tried to play let's make a deal. The offer -- plead guilty to a misdemeanor, and get a conditional discharge. That would mean no jail time, but Cardi would have to stay out of trouble for some period of time.

That didn't appeal to her, and she rejected the deal before they could even discuss how long she'd have to keep her nose clean. The hearing didn't take long, and Cardi strolled back out ... silent as fans and photogs showed her love.

Cardi was arrested and booked in October for her alleged role in the strip club fight. She's facing charges of assault and reckless endangerment ... both misdemeanors.

Jade and Baddie G enjoyed some publicity after allegedly being attacked -- hanging out with Tekashi 6ix9ine and appearing in a Nicki Minaj music vid.

Luenell Laura Ingraham's Gotta Be 'Handled' For Mocking Nipsey Hussle

4/19/2019 10:14 AM PDT

Luenell is disgusted Laura Ingraham still has a job -- after mocking Nipsey Hussle the day after his memorial service -- and says if FOX News won't take action, she wants it handled another way.

The comedian and "A Star is Born" actress was leaving the Atlanta Comedy Theater Thursday night when we asked her about the Ingraham clip ... where she sarcastically calls Nipsey a "dear artist," and laughs at lyrics to a YG song that featured Nip. It's gone viral because people are PISSED.

Luenell says she's seen it and hates it, and tells us there are 3 options for Ingraham -- resign, sincerely apologize or get fired. She doubts any of those will happen.

So instead, Luenell suggests a fourth option, and based on her insinuation here ... it doesn't seem like Laura will like it. For the record, we've reached out to Fox News, but no word back.

Luenell's far from the only celeb incensed by Ingraham's treatment of Nipsey. Justin Bieber recently called for her to be fired too.

In the meantime, Luenell urges advertisers to boycott Laura's show -- like some did when Ingraham ridiculed Parkland student, David Hogg, last year.

She also delivered one last ominous message ... using Laura's own infamous words about LeBron James.

Olivia Jade Who Needs College? Good Times at YouTube Star's Party

4/19/2019 7:29 AM PDT

Olivia Jade's plans for higher education might be on hold ... but it doesn't look like she's sweating it.

Lori Loughlin's younger daughter was hanging at the home of YouTube star David Dobrik Thursday night in Studio City, CA ... with a big smile as some kitchen shenanigans were going down.

We're told Olivia was there with some of her fellow internet celebs, having a good ol' time, but being careful ... asking the group to make it a cellphone-free zone.

Clearly, that didn't happen ... another YouTuber, Heath Hussar, took some vids to chronicle the evening.

Olivia can't be too mad ... these are her peeps and this is what they do. You'll recall ... she has nearly 2 million YT subscribers herself, along with 1.4 million Instagram followers, and made it known she was much more interested in being a famous internet personality than a USC student.

The irony, of course, is that Olivia's parents are facing serious charges and jail time for allegedly bribing her way into college ... and now she's immersing herself back in the world she always wanted to be in anyway.

The people there don't seem to have any problems being associated with her, either ... college bribery scandal be damned.

'The Conjuring' Real-Life Demon Chaser Dead at 92

4/19/2019 8:29 AM PDT
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Lorraine Warren, the real-life paranormal investigator whose work inspired the 'Conjuring' horror franchise, has died.

Lorraine died quietly and peacefully earlier this week, according to her grandson, Chris McKinnell. He said, "Last night my grandmother, Lorraine Warren, quietly and peacefully left us to join her beloved Ed. She was happy and laughing until the very end."

Lorraine and her husband, Ed, who died in 2006, were world-renowned paranormal investigators whose casework sparked James Wan's horror film franchise. Lorraine's character was played by Vera Farmiga.

Lorraine -- born on January 31, 1927 -- and Ed investigated scores of paranormal cases, but none more famous than what went down in Amityville, NY. That creepy case inspired the 1977 book, "The Amityville Horror" ... as well as the 1979 horror flick and the 2005 remake.

In "The Conjuring," Lorraine's character investigates a haunted Rhode Island farmhouse, but not before the film introduces the audience to the infamous Annabelle doll in the opening scene -- showing 2 roommates getting tortured by the doll with creepy messages on the walls. 

Years later, Lorraine and Ed would go on to create a museum featuring the haunted objects they had kept from their investigations ... including the real Annabelle doll.

Lorraine was 92. RIP

Robert Kraft Masseuses Claim Cops Leaked Naked Spa Video

4/19/2019 9:48 AM PDT
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The two women accused of running the Orchids of Asia Day Spa claim Florida officials have leaked the naked surveillance video of Robert Kraft ... and they want the leakers punished ASAP. 

The lawyers for Hua Zhang and Lei Wang have filed new court documents calling for emergency action after new reports say the unblurred Kraft spa video is being shopped to various media outlets. 

In court docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, the women claim the only agencies that had access to the video were the Jupiter P.D. and the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office.

The women claim the "logical conclusion" is that someone in one of those groups is responsible for the leak. 

The leak would constitute a violation of the court order barring officials from releasing the video -- and the women want the judge to hold groups in criminal contempt. 

The women claim release of the video would "egregiously jeopardize their rights to a fair trial." Kraft has previously argued the same point. 

Unclear if/when a judge will rule on this issue -- but it should happen soon. 

There's been a war over the video -- multiple media outlets have argued that officials are obligated to release the footage. Kraft, along with Wang and Zhang, claims the footage was obtained illegally and if released would taint potential jurors. 

A judge is expected to rule on the release of a blurred version of the footage before the end of the month.   

Kodak Black GPS Screwed Me!!! Led to Drug, Gun Bust

4/19/2019 1:00 AM PDT

"In 100 feet, your destination is on the left ... JAIL!!!"

Kodak Black's GPS probably didn't say those exact words but he is blaming it for getting busted at the border, because that's what made him unwittingly drive into Canada.

As we told you, the rapper set out Wednesday to drive himself from Detroit to Boston, punched the destination into his GPS, and it put him on the most direct route ... through Canada, NY and onto Massachusetts. The problem for KB, we're told, is he had no idea he was leaving the good ole U.S. of A.

We're told he didn't realize until he was asked to present a passport, and at that point, there was no turning back ... so they stayed on the route. TMZ broke the story ... Kodak and co. got arrested when they tried to get back on U.S. soil at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge into NY's Niagara County.

Cops say they found a Glock 9mm pistol and weed in the Cadillac Escalade the rapper was driving. A Porsche traveling with Kodak's team was also popped for 2 loaded handguns and a third in the trunk ... plus more weed.

Kodak ultimately posted a $20k cash bond and hid behind a wad of cash as he left jail. Kodak was forced to cancel his show in Boston Wednesday night and his Thursday night show in Connecticut. His Friday night show in Philly is scheduled to go on as planned.

The lesson for Kodak? Actually READ the map, instead of just listening to the GPS voice.

Bonus lesson: Don't travel with guns and weed. 

Kourtney Kardashian 40 Going on 20!!! Famous Friends Get Down

4/19/2019 7:24 AM PDT

If Kourtney Kardashian turned 40 you wouldn't know it based on her never-aging looks ... but the big giveaway was her HUGE birthday bash populated by her famous friends.

Kourtney celebrated the big 4-0 Thursday night in L.A. in one of the most epic celebrations ever, or at least this month. Kim, KhloeKris JennerKylie and Kendall were all there ... as was Kanye and TONS of other celebs ... including French Montana, Paris Hilton and Larsa Pippen. Even her ex, Younes Bendjima, was partying it up.

A bunch of Kourtney's friends also shared some of their best memories of her:

No expense was spared for the swanky shindig ... the Don Julio 1942 bottles were flowing as were the inside jokes inscribed on napkins. If you're a huge fan of "Keeping up with the Kardashians," you know what's up. But, here's what takes the cake ... the damn cake itself!!! It's a massive desert showing off Kourtney's very own cakes.

Robin Thicke and Sia sang Kourtney "Happy Birthday" and a great time was had by all.

Keep aging like fine wine, Kourtney.


TMZ Live Kodak Black's Gun & Drug Bust ... Big Trouble at Border!!!

4/18/2019 10:56 AM PDT

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John Legend Disappoints Paps ... Where's Chrissy Teigen?!

4/19/2019 9:17 AM PDT

So THIS might be what John Legend meant when he sang, "We're just ordinary people" -- 'cause without Chrissy Teigen, some photogs kinda treated him like a normie.

Kinda ridic when ya think about it ... the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award winner was leaving Madeo Thursday night in Bev Hills, and the first question he got -- WHERE'S CHRISSY?!?!

Ya gotta watch the vid ... John's response is hilarious as a throng of paps are immediately deflated. It is true ... we're used to seeing the couple together -- almost always -- so forgive us, John for expecting to see your better half.

Luckily, he wasn't offended, and still shared his thoughts on Donald Trump and the release of the Mueller report.

We still don't know what Chrissy thinks about it, though! 

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