Armie Hammer I Was Cleared By Multiple Authorities ... So Shouldn't That Be Enough?

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Armie Hammer went into detail over sexual misconduct allegations that have now dogged him for years ... telling Bill Maher he was cleared by authorities in 2 countries.

Hammer went on "Club Random" and went into detail how he was under a police microscope for 2 1/2 years, after a woman claimed he sent her graphic and violent texts about cannibalism, rape fantasies and his desire to drink her blood. The texts do not show who initiated the conversations, nor do they include the woman's part of the conversation.

He also tells Bill he went through a thorough psych evaluation and, as he says, passed with flying colors. The psych evaluation was connected with his divorce and custody proceedings.

1975 X-MEN COMIC SELLS FOR WHOPPING $170K AT AUCTION

A 1975 X-Men comic book fetched an impressive $170,000 at an auction ... marking it as the second-highest price ever paid for a '70s comic book.

ComicConnect recently sealed the deal on "Giant-Size X-Men #1," the only comic to ever score a near-perfect 9.9 from CGC.

The site's President, Vincent Zurzolo, noted that '70s comics often linger in discount bins for years before nostalgia and significance catch up -- and bump up their value.

Jason Mewes Ben Affleck's Been Radio Silent Hopes Everything's Well!!!

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Jason Mewes says he hasn't heard from Ben Affleck in a while now ... but, he's not taking it personally ... explaining everyone gets busy and wishing his buddy the best.

We caught up with the actor in Los Angeles, and ask about his old friend ... inquiring if he'd checked in on Ben since telling us he'd be shocked if Affleck and his wife Jennifer Lopez were ending their marriage.

JM says he still hasn't heard from Affleck ... adding he's been focused on spending time with his wife and kids -- though that doesn't mean he hasn't reached out.

Alec Baldwin Breaks Silence on 'Rust' Dismissal

Alec Baldwin's finally ready to talk about the his manslaughter trial ... posting a grateful tribute to his friends and fans who stuck by his sides.

The actor posted a photo to Instagram moments ago ... a profile shot from the trial -- and, given the emotion etched on his face, seems like it was taken just as the realization his legal troubles were at an end dawned on him.

Baldwin writes, "There are too many people who have supported me to thank just now. To all of you, you will never know how much I appreciate your kindness toward my family."

Bill Maher Biden Will Withdraw Because of MGS -- Mean Girls Syndrome

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Bill Maher is not only positive it's only a matter of time before President Joe Biden withdraws from the 2024 presidential race, he knows the date it's gonna happen, and it's all because of Lindsay Lohan.

The "Real Time" host is confident because, he says, we live in a country where the media, the political parties and the public live to finish people off when they smell blood in the water.

He thinks Biden will throw in the towel on August 9 -- the same date Richard Nixon resigned his presidency.

Alec Baldwin Judge Dismisses 'Rust' Case After Prosecutorial Misconduct Baldwin Weeps in Court

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5:55 PM PT -- Special prosecutor Erlinda Ocampo Johnson, who resigned during Friday's hearing, tells TMZ ... "As prosecutors we have obligations to disclose all the evidence. When I learned this morning of the existence of the evidence that had not been disclosed, I believed that the right decision was to dismiss the case. When my voice was not heard, I asked to withdraw from the case. We not only owe a duty to the people, but to the defendants accused of crimes as well. The prosecution must always be above reproach."

4:50 PM PT -- Special prosecutor Kari Morrissey gave a statement to reporters saying, “I believe that the importance of the evidence was misconstrued by the defense attorneys."

She continued, “But I have to respect the court’s decision.”

It's a stunning turn ... Alec Baldwin's manslaughter trial has come to an abrupt end as the judge dismissed the "Rust" case after finding law enforcement had concealed evidence that prevented the actor from preparing his defense.

Eddie Murphy I Tied The Knot With Paige ... Only Took Me 6 Years!!!

Eddie Murphy's officially married ... getting hitched with his longtime partner Paige Butcher.

The actor and his fiancée tied the knot in Anguilla in the Caribbean Tuesday ... according to People.

Eddie and Paige had been engaged since 2018 ... so the wedding was a long time coming.

Alec Baldwin Filmed For 'Rust' Doc at Trial ... Not TLC Reality Show

Alec Baldwin's never going to forget his manslaughter trial, because there's a filmmaker capturing his every move as part of a documentary about the "Rust" tragedy.

Ever since Alec touched down in Santa Fe, NM for his criminal trial in the fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins on the "Rust" movie set, he's been shadowed by a woman with a video camera.

While Alec's got an upcoming reality show about his family airing next year on TLC, our sources say the woman behind the camera is NOT part of that project.

Eminem's 'Fuel' 'Get Popped Like Halyna Hutchins' ... Calls Out Baldwin, 'Rust' Shooting

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While Eminem's fans are celebrating the release of his 12th album, the family of slain "Rust" cinematographer Halyna Hutchins is probably furious over him referencing her death.

The ninth track on "The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce)" is called "Fuel," and he closes the song with a verse that name drops Halyna, as well as Alec Baldwin, who is currently on trial for fatally shooting Halyna in 2021 on the set of "Rust."

Em leads up to the blistering line by bringing up guns -- "Clutchin' the nine millimeter, tuckin' the heat. Got the toaster like an English muffin. No, I mean, "Toast to" like you drink to somethin' But it's in a holster, I proceed to bust it."

Margot Robbie Wimbledon with Tom & Baby Bump ... Tennis Anyone?!?

Margot Robbie's showing off her maternity fashion sense on the big stage -- making her first public appearance since revealing her pregnancy at Wimbledon.

The "Barbie" star dressed up her baby bump in a white and black polka dot maternity dress Friday at the All England Club in London.

Margot and husband Tom Ackerley were all smiles as they watched Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev battle on the Centre Court grass ... and the expectant parents even smooched in the stands during the semifinal match.

Abraham Lincoln New Doc Claims He Had Sex With Men

Abraham Lincoln had sexual relations with other men before he was elected president ... at least according to a new documentary.

Honest Abe's sex life is the subject of the upcoming doc "Lover of Men: The Untold History of Abraham Lincoln" ... namely, his alleged romantic relationships with dudes.

Lincoln's sexual preferences are pieced together via interviews with dozens of scholars, plus never-before-seen letters and photos.

Kim and Khloe Kardshian Showing Out in Style in India ... Multiple Looks For Billionaire Wedding

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Kim and Khloe Kardashian brought their best for the biggest wedding of the year ... styling in multiple outfits while preparing for Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant's ceremony in India.

The reality star sisters arrived in the country late Thursday night, and they've kept their cameras rolling since ... sharing all of the glittery footage to their respective Instagram stories.

Check out the clips ... Khloe and Kim got the full paparazzi treatment upon arrival before receiving a series of gifts at what looks like their hotel -- talk about a warm welcome.

Shelley Duvall Dead at 75

Shelley Duvall, who famously co-starred in "The Shining," is dead after a painful battle with diabetes.

Dan Gilroy, Shelley's life partner for decades, tells TMZ ... he found Shelley unresponsive in their home in Texas at 7 AM Thursday. He says Shelley had been under hospice care, and bedridden, for the last few months while dealing with complications from diabetes. He says she died in her sleep.

Shelley had the unforgettable role of Wendy Torrance in Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" -- she was on the other side of the door when Jack Nicholson smashes through the door with an ax, yelling ... "Here's Johnny!"

Donald Trump George Clooney Sucks As A Movie Actor ... But I Like Him On TV!!!

Donald Trump says he's no fan of George Clooney's politics or movies – but he's totally down with the Hollywood actor's TV work.

Trump took to Truth Social Wednesday night and initially blasted Clooney for his New York Times op-ed in which he encouraged Joe Biden to drop out of the 2024 presidential race.

According to Clooney, Joe -- the presumptive Democratic nominee -- can't beat Trump because his mental acuity has plunged and he needs to step aside to save democracy.

DANNY TREJO July 4th Brawl Being Investigated As Hate Crime

Danny Trejo's infamous Fourth of July brawl is now with authorities as cops investigate it as a potential hate crime -- especially after the actor claimed he and his buddy were targeted because of their race.

LAPD sources tell TMZ a battery/hate crimes report has been filed to investigate the incident at the Sunland-Tujunga parade last week ... and authorities are aiming to get to the bottom of what happened.

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We're told when cops arrived on scene, most people involved had already booked it ... and those who remained didn't want to lodge a complaint.

TMZ TV Hot Takes Clooney Bashes Biden ... Margaritas, Trump Golf

George Clooney wants President Biden to bow out, the couple from the margarita hijinks video got busted, and Donald Trump wants to play his opponent in golf ... all this on today's TMZ TV Hot Takes.

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First up on "TMZ Live" Harvey and Charles react to George calling on Biden to make way for a new Democratic candidate, and why Clooney thinks Biden can't beat Trump at the ballot box.

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