Tyler Perry 50 Cent Is a Hollywood Natural ... We Can Collab Anytime!!!

SO PROUD OF HIM!!!
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50 Cent's growing TV and film empire is impressing Tyler Perry to no end -- so much so, he tells TMZ Hip Hop he's open to pairing their powerhouse studios for a future project.

Tyler was singing 50's praises when we saw him Monday in NYC ... where we got his reaction to a recent meeting they had at TP studios in Georgia, and from both accounts, things went well enough to blossom future meet-ups.

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Tyler told us he couldn't be more proud of the strides 50's made, and tells us he's game for whatever collabs 50 and his team might want to do!

JOAN BENEDICT 'GENERAL HOSPITAL' STAR DEAD AT 96

Joan Benedict -- known for TV favorites like "General Hospital" and "Candid Camera" -- has died.

A family spokesperson announced Monday that Joan, who was the widow of actor Rod Steiger, died on June 24 at L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center due to complications from a stroke.

Joan had a remarkable career, kicking things off in the 1950s with "Candid Camera" ... where one of her most famous moments was playfully tickling men with her feathered hat as they sat next to her.

Kevin Bacon Shirtless Thirst Trap For 66th Bday

Kevin Bacon is still feeling sexy well into his 60s ... because he's fishing for likes with a bare-chested photo.

The actor is celebrating his 66th birthday today and he's marking the occasion with a topless thirst trap ... showing off his abs, which are still there.

Kevin's posing outdoors somewhere, leaning back on what appears to be a rock near the base of a bluff ... and it looks like he has swim trunks on, so he may be near a beach.

Alec Baldwin Scores Huge Victory on Eve of 'Rust' Manslaughter Trial

Alec Baldwin just got a huge part of the prosecution's case thrown out ... a day before his manslaughter trial kicks off.

The judge ruled prosecutors cannot introduce evidence of Baldwin's role as a producer in the film ... something that was a critical part of the State's argument that Baldwin's alleged recklessness led to the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

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Baldwin was an Executive Producer on the film, but there were other EPs as well who had much more of a hands-on role.

Eminem - 'Tobey' Video Detroit Chainsaw Massacre!!! Conjurin' Up 'Shady' Vibes With Sean & BabyTron

Eminem's wasting no time pumping his new collab, recruiting Lyrical Lemonade director Cole Bennett for his new "Tobey" video -- a CGI-heavy project that goes heavy on Slim Shady nostalgia for his alter-ego's last hurrah!!!

The track -- featuring Big Sean and BabyTron -- dropped last week, and all 3 Detroit rappers put their best mic forward in the fast-paced mini-movie.

Em opens his verse with a blast from the past ... with a digitally re-created visit to his "8 Mile" childhood home that was immortalized on his Diamond-selling 'Marshall Mathers LP' album cover art.

Theo James Shirtless For Steamy Scenes ... With Leo's Model Girlfriend

Theo James is getting up close and personal with Leonardo DiCaprio's model girlfriend ... because they're nearly nude and nuzzling up together for a new commercial.

The 'Gentlemen' star went shirtless and showed off his ripped body for a Dolce and Gabbana shoot over in Capri, Italy ... and his counterpart is none other than Leo's GF Vittoria Ceretti.

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As you can see, Theo is all over Vittoria as she lies in an inflatable boat anchored along the rugged coastline ... the only thing separating them are his white swim briefs and her tiny white bikini.

Jennifer Lopez Message To Ben?!? 'He Doesn't Deserve To Have Her'

Jennifer Lopez seems to be sending a message to husband Ben Affleck amid their marital woes and looming divorce ... at least based on the content of a song she just posted.

Here's the deal ... J Lo's most recent Instagram posts and stories are all about her 2021 song "Cambia El Paso" ... a track about embracing change and leaving a romantic partner.

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Jen posted snippets of the music video, plus some behind-the-scenes footage on Sunday ... and now fans are reading way into it because of the lyrics.

Alec Baldwin Front and Center For 'Rust' Trial

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Alec Baldwin is about to stand trial for the fatal shooting on the "Rust" movie set ... and he's already in New Mexico for a pretrial hearing.

Check out these first images of Alec in court Monday at the Santa Fe County District Courthouse ... he's in a suit and tie with thick black glasses and has his arms folded over his chest as he sits with his defense team.

Alec seems pretty aware of the camera -- the trial will be live streamed -- and at one point he leans over to one of his attorneys and whispers something in his ear.

Margot Robbie Check Out My Baby Bump ... First Pregnancy!!!

Margot Robbie's proud she's a mother to be ... because she's proudly showing off her growing baby bump.

The megastar is over in Lake Como, Italy with her husband Tom Ackerley ... and she pretty much announced her first pregnancy to the world when she exposed her bare midriff while getting on a boat.

Check out the gallery ... Margot and Tom are super careful boarding the boat -- they've got some very precious cargo here -- and they both can't stop smiling.

Cara Delevingne Glad She Was Sober For House Fire ... Would Still Be 'Reeling'

Cara Delevingne's reflecting on the fire that destroyed her home ... saying of course it's awful it all went up in flames -- but, it would've been way worse if she still drank and used drugs.

The actress reflected on her tragedy in an interview with the Times of London published Sunday ... and, she says her sobriety kept her from falling off the deep end about the unfortunate incident.

CD says, "It sucks but everyone was safe and, like anything, if I’d not been sober I would still be reeling over that. It would still affect me really deeply."

Margot Robbie Reportedly Pregnant w/ First Child!!!

Margot Robbie's about to give birth to her own little Barbie or Ken ... 'cause the megastar's pregnant according to reports!

The actress and her husband Tom Ackerley are expecting their first child together, PEOPLE reported Sunday ... ending a morning full of speculation after pics of Margot's baby bump made their way online.

In the photos -- published by Daily Mail -- Robbie's carefully boarding a boat in romantic Lake Como, Italy ... and, her top exposed her midriff immediately getting people online talking.

Steve Carell Turns Moviegoers Into Minions ... 'DM4' Dominates Box Office

Steve Carell might not be able to steal the moon ... but, his new movie's off to such a great start, the producers may be able to buy it when all is said and done.

"Despicable Me 4" -- once again starring Carell as lovable villain-turned-father Gru -- opened July 3, just in time for the holiday weekend ... and, it brought in a  whopping five-day total of $122 million.

More than $75 million just came out of the three-day weekend ... so, a pretty major holiday bump for the overall-clad Minions -- but, even without the extra days, the flick still opened well.

Sam Worthington Remembers Jon Landau ... Makes Reference to 'Avatar'

Sam Worthington's showing love for the late, great producer Jon Landau ... lauding his leadership abilities -- and, referring to their hit movie "Avatar."

The actor shared a statement with Deadline early Sunday in honor of producer Jon Landau who passed away Saturday ... saying JL was a passionate producer who led with humor, strength and compassion.

And, Worthington's honoring him through what they made together too ... writing, "The People say all energy is borrowed and someday you have to give it back. I see you, Jon.” The Na’vi -- the main alien tribe from their hit movies "Avatar" and "Avatar: The Way of Water" -- are also known as "The People."

Neverland Ranch In Path of Massive SoCal Wildfire

Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch was threatened with foreclosure, but his Estate was able to step in and save it. The Estate now has a more formidable job against Mother Nature.

A seemingly unstoppable blaze is becoming perilously close to MJ's famous/notorious ranch in Santa Barbara County. It's called the Lake Fire, and it's caused a mad scramble with evacuations in its path.

The blaze has spread to more than 12,000 acres in areas thick with brush ... which in the heat of SoCal makes it more than problematic.

John Cena Calls It Quits After 20-Year WWE Career

World Wrestling Entertainment icon John Cena says he's calling it quits in 2025 after a momentous 20-year career.

Cena -- who won the WWE championship belt a whopping 16 times -- made his startling announcement during Saturday's Money in the Bank event at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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As he stood in the ring with a mic in hand, Cena addressed the packed crowd, telling them, “Tonight, I officially announce my retirement from WWE.”

Sydney Sweeney Sends Fans Into State of 'Euphoria' Tiny Top Barely Contains Boobs!!!

Syndey Sweeney's posting her own fireworks on Fourth of July weekend ... getting the weekend off to a bang in a selfie photo shoot.

The actress took to IG Saturday and posted a series of sexy snaps to the social media platform ... all featuring her in a tiny strapless top and matching miniskirt.

Check out the pics for yourself ... SS is rocking the clothes and hitting some suggestive poses while hanging out in her closet -- dropping to her knees in some snaps and bending at the waist in others.

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