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Sylvester Stallone Gets Parking Ticket ... Offers Sage Advice

4/25/2019 8:19 AM PDT

Sylvester Stallone had a run-in with parking enforcement, and though he didn't come out with a Rocky-esque victory ... it could have been a lot worse.

Sly illegally parked his Mercedes-Benz SUV in an alley in Bev Hills while he ran into a jewelry store, and when he returned to his vehicle he was greeted by a parking patrolman ... waiting to hand him a ticket.

It's hard to hear, but the officer tells the famous actor he's glad he showed up ... because he was about to tow his ass!

Stallone appreciates it, and the 2 exchange pleasantries as he accepts his citation. The fellas apparently compare their whips too, because the officer can be heard joking ... "Well give it to me, and I'll give you my Toyota Camry, how 'bout that?"

In the end, Stallone drives off and delivers an important message to any potential lawbreakers.

Nicolas Cage I'm Making 'Purple Rain' Mine Now!!! Can't Get Enough Karaoke

4/25/2019 12:20 AM PDT
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Something about "Purple Rain" speaks to Nicolas Cage's soul, because he hit up the same karaoke bar twice in 3 nights for 2 emotional renditions of Prince's hit ... which is now Nic's anthem.

We got this new vid of him pouring it all out on stage at what's clearly his favorite joint in L.A.'s Koreatown, and this time around it's way more over-the-top, angry and demonstrative than the first clip we got earlier this week. 

This performance went down last Friday, and you see Nic pacing around the room during what we'll graciously call ... his impassioned delivery of Prince's classic. We gotta say, he really went ALL out this time -- especially compared to his Sunday night gig.

Seems he toned it down a bit for the encore, but ya can't blame the guy for pouring his heart into the microphone ... he's going through some stuff. As we told you, Nicolas is trying to annul his recent quickie marriage of 4 days.

Some people pay $200/hr for a psychologist -- Nic prefers free karaoke therapy. Well, plus the cost of drinks, we're presuming.

Nic quickly soured on his new wife, Erika Koike, and filed for an annulment. He says they were bombed when they got hitched in Vegas and it was just the spur of the moment. There were signs the union was doomed ... Nic and Erika were fighting before AND after they tied the knot. 

Erika sees it another way ... she claims their marriage still counts and she wants his spousal support.

Nic and Erika didn't dance to "Purple Rain" on their wedding night -- as far as we know -- but he's sure singing the hell out of it now.

Nicolas Cage Angrily Sings 'Purple Rain' Following Split With Wife

4/23/2019 9:35 AM PDT

Nicolas Cage had something he clearly wanted to get off his chest when he hit up a karaoke bar ... because his rendition of "Purple Rain" was ... emotional.

Nic was at a joint Sunday in L.A.'s Koreatown when he tried his hand and vocal cords on the classic Prince song, and we're guessing the performance was fueled by his desire to annul his recent marriage of 4 days.

As we've reported ... Nic got sick and tired of his new wife, Erika Koike and filed for an annulment. He says they were wasted when they tied the knot in Vegas, and acted on impulse. There were signs it wasn't going to end well ... they got into a heated argument before walking down the aisle.

Erika doesn't see it that way ... she says the marriage was legit, she claims Nic asked her to come back to him, and she wants spousal support

As for "Purple Rain" ... Prince once broke it down like this, "Purple rain pertains to the end of the world and being with the one you love and letting your faith/God guide you through the purple rain.”

So, is Nic dedicating this song to Erika, or someone else???

LeBron James Sends 'Very Special' Gift to Canelo ... Before Jacobs Fight

4/23/2019 8:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Canelo Alvarez has some BIG fans in his corner -- LeBron James and Maverick Carter -- and to show their support, they just hooked the boxer up with some SUPER HOT kicks!!!

LeBron's business partner just took a trip to Canelo's training camp in San Diego where Alvarez is gearing up to fight Daniel Jacobs on May 4.  And, you better believe he didn't come empty-handed. 

Carter presented Canelo with a pair of the new LeBron 16 "Martin" shoes -- which have already become some of the most coveted shoes on the market. 

"You like sneakers?" Carter asks ... "These just came out. Very special."

Canelo is stoked -- and tells Carter to give his thanks to LeBron. 

As we previously reported, Bron and Carter are producing a docuseries on the fight for DAZN called "40 Days" which premieres Tuesday night ... and will show how Canelo is preparing for the bout. 

The series also features Canelo's promoter Oscar De La Hoya -- but if he wants a pair of LeBrons, he's gonna have to pay for 'em!!!

Josh Brolin Thanos' Bare Ass is All Me ... But That's it for 'Endgame' Spoilers!!!

4/23/2019 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Josh Brolin's dropping his evil villain persona and showing off his playful side to talk Thanos' ass cheeks, and a major no-no in his book -- "Avengers: Endgame" spoilers ... just don't do it!

Brolin, who plays Thanos was at LAX Monday when we asked him about pulling back the curtain on a nude shot of his incredibly ripped, incredibly villainous character.

If you haven't seen it yet, it's quite a sight to behold ...

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Brolin insists the photo's all him -- from the busting veins to the muscular booty -- but based on who he says is training him these days ... we think he MIGHT be joking.

Anyway, where were we? 

Oh yeah, much like the film's directors, Anthony and Joe Russo, Josh is urging moviegoers to keep their mouths shut after they see it ... so as not to spoil the end of 'Endgame.'

Brolin warns those even thinking about ruining it for others -- especially east coasters who get to see the movie first -- they better snap out of it ... or face the wrath of Thanos.

Why test him? Those glutes and hammies mean business!

"Avengers: Endgame" comes out everywhere Friday, but the big red carpet premiere went down in L.A. at the Convention Center Monday night ... and the celebs brought their A game.

Nicolas Cage 4-Day Wife Ready to Cut Ties ... But Wants Spousal Support!!!

4/22/2019 7:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Nicolas Cage's estranged wife doesn't give a damn they were only married for half a week before he filed for an annulment -- she says it still counts ... and she wants his money.

Erika Koike filed legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- responding to the actor filing for an annulment last month just 4 days after they were wed in Las Vegas. As we told you ... Cage claims he "reacted on impulse and without the ability to recognize or understand the full impact of his actions," and also says the marriage was based on fraud.

Koike calls BS, claiming Nic's impulsive actions don't qualify for an annulment. As for the alleged fraud, she says Cage asked her to start again "in the right way" just 12 days after filing for an annulment ... proving their relationship's legit.

Here's the thing ... Erika agrees the 2 aren't fit for marriage and should get a divorce, but she wants SPOUSAL SUPPORT!!!  According to the docs ... she says she lost career opportunities during her long relationship with Cage and her reputation's been damaged by his allegations.

She's also asking him to pay for her legal fees.

As we reported ... Nic and Erika got hitched on March 23, but were seen having an apparently heated argument moments before the wedding. They began dating in April 2018.

He's been married 3 previous times to Alice Kim, Lisa Marie Presley and Patricia Arquette.

Osundairo Bros Jussie's 'Attackers' Can't Land Acting Gigs But Abel's Landing Punches

4/22/2019 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The men who allegedly "attacked" Jussie Smollett at his behest are feeling the pain in the aftermath of the whole debacle ... because their acting careers have taken a major blow.

Sources close to the Osundairo brothers -- Abel and Ola -- tell TMZ ... the 2 have come up empty trying to land an agent in the past several weeks. We're told they've reached out to about 10 of the top agencies in Chicago and none have been interested in signing them.

This especially hurts right now because it's pilot season in the TV biz, and actors like the bros can't even get auditions without an agent.

What's worse is Abel actually HAD signed with the Gray Talent Group about a month before his involvement in the Jussie drama became known, and got dropped shortly afterward.

The reason he was given, according to our sources, was generic and didn't mention the Smollett case ... but it was obvious. We're told the agency told Abel it couldn't provide him the opportunities he desired, adding ... "parting ways with talented actors like yourself is a difficult decision and not a direct reflection on your character or your abilities."

Unfortunately for the Osundairos ... their fitness biz has tapered off as well. Our sources say while it seemed to be booming about a month ago, many of their potential clients turned out to be feigning interest in getting in shape and were really looking to get details on Jussie's case.

The good news -- at least for Abel -- is his boxing career is on the rise. He followed up his win in the semifinals of the prestigious Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament last month by winning the whole damn amateur competition last Friday ... in the first round.

So, congrats on that at least.

Meagan Good To Kaepernick Let's Do a Movie Together!!!

4/22/2019 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

If Colin Kaepernick is trying to get that Hollywood money ... Meagan Good says she's ALL IN -- telling TMZ Sports, "I'll do a movie with him!!"

Of course, Kaepernick's having trouble finding work these days ... even after he settled his lawsuit with the NFL -- league owners still don't seem to want to give him a shot at playing QB.

Enter the "Shazam!" actress ... who tells us she would LOVE to see Kaepernick take up acting if he decides to officially hang up his football cleats.

"I just think Kaepernick is amazing and pray for him to continue to just have the platform that he has whatever way that he has, and if he wants to act, dude, he can do it!"

Unclear what their roles would be in a future flick ... but we know Kap has SOME level of comfortability behind the camera -- 'memba his famous Nike commercial??

Soooo, as Good says ... "Sup Kaepernick?!"

'Step Up Revolution' Director Scott Speer Arrested for Arson ... After Alleged Domestic Dispute

4/22/2019 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Scott Speer roughed up his wife during a drunken rampage before trying to burn their house down, and he's now been booked for arson ... according to law enforcement sources.

The "Step Up Revolution" filmmaker was arrested last week at his San Fernando Valley home after cops and firefighters arrived at their place for an alleged domestic dispute.

We're told Speer had been drinking heavily when he got into a fight with his wife, who allegedly suffered some minor injuries. Cops say the spat culminated with Scott setting fire to a broom with the intention of lighting up the whole house.

Fortunately, the flames were extinguished ... but Speer was hauled away by cops and is facing a felony charge for arson. We're told domestic violence charges are possible as well.

Speer's bond was set at $250k ... he's posted it and has been released from custody.

We reached out to him ... no word back so far.

Along with directing 'Revolution' ... Speer produced "Step Up All In" and directed 2 recent Bella Thorne movies -- "I Still See You" and "Midnight Sun." 

John Singleton Hospitalized After Suffering Stroke

4/20/2019 12:37 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

12:37 PM -- John's family tells TMZ the famed director suffered a stroke Wednesday while at the hospital. He's currently in the ICU and under great medical care. The family adds, "We ask that privacy be given to him and our family at this time and appreciate all of the prayers that have been pouring in from his fans, friends and colleagues."John Singleton has suffered a stroke ... family members tell TMZ.

The legendary director and screenwriter is in the hospital ... we've learned he checked himself in earlier this week after experiencing weakness in his leg. A family member tells TMZ, John had flown back from Costa Rica and the plane flight may have triggered the medical emergency.

We're told doctors are performing tests and also doing rehab. The stroke was described to us as "mild."   

As you know, Singleton is iconic in the entertainment industry ... hitting like thunder with his directorial debut ... "Boyz n the Hood" back in 1991. He was nominated for 2 Oscars -- Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. He was the youngest filmmaker to get nominations in the 2 categories. 

He had close ties with the Jackson family, directing Michael Jackson's music video, "Remember the Time" and directing Janet Jackson in "Poetic Justice." His other credits include "Rosewood," "Shaft," "2 Fast 2 Furious," and "Four Brothers."

Singleton received accolades for directing "The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story," "Empire," and "Billions."

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Snoop Dogg is asking people to pray for John. 

John has been teaching at his alma mater recently ... USC Film School. He's teaching a course titled "Film and Culture."  

The 51-year-old also co-created "Snowfall," which chronicles the crack epidemic in the 1980s in Los Angeles.

Originally published -- 8:48 AM PT

'Pitch Perfect' Divorce Anna Camp Files In Split from Costar

4/19/2019 4:45 PM PDT
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4:43 PM PT -- In the divorce docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Camp lists "irreconcilable difference" as the cause for the split. Anna isn't asking the court to award any sort of spousal support. "Pitch Perfect" stars Anna Camp and Skylar Astin's marriage hit a sour note somewhere along the line -- she's filed divorce docs, making their split official.

Anna filed the petition Friday in L.A. Superior Court ... a few hours after their reps confirmed they were breaking up. Anna, who starred in all 3 'PP' flicks, and Skylar -- who appeared in 2 of them -- have been married for more than 2-and-a-half years.

They tied the knot in September 2016, surrounded by friends at a Santa Ynez, CA winery.

It seems things started to get rocky earlier this year. Their last public outing together came back in October ... at a Disney event in Los Angeles.

The last time they posted anything on social media together was in January -- one of them getting cozy for New Year.

A few weeks later she posted some shots of them dancing, but after that ... nada.

This was Skylar's first shot at marriage and Anna's second. So much for successful sequels.

People first reported the couple was breaking up.

They released a joint statement saying, "We can confirm that we have decided to separate, and this decision was made mutually and amicably."

Originally Published -- 3:32 PM PT

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.

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

4/19/2019 8:29 AM PDT
Breaking News

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

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