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Djimon Hounsou Crappy Father's Day ... I Haven't Seen My Son in Forever

6/17/2019 6:42 PM PDT

Djimon Hounsou had himself a rough Father's Day because it sounds like he didn't even get a chance to see to his son ... whom he shares with Kimora Lee Simmons.

The actor was visiting an L.A. County building Monday -- where it looked like he was handling some biz -- when a photog asked how his Father's Day went. Djimon didn't mince words ... he says it would've been nice to have seen his and Kimora's kid, Kenzo, let alone a convo.

The camera guy asks point blank how long has been since he's seen the boy? Djimon holds up a five, but doesn't get specific about time frames. He then says he can't even recall.

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Oddly enough, Djimon posted a photo of him and Kenzo together on Sunday ... but it's unclear if it's just an old photograph he threw up for the holiday.

As Djimon walks back to his car, someone on the street asks about fighting for custody -- but he quickly makes it clear that he's not engaging in a custody battle with his baby mama.

Kimora and Djimon dated for 5 years between 2007 and 2012 -- they had one child together, who was born in 2009. 

When the photog asked if Djimon had any message for Kimora herself ... he scoffs and closes the door in frustration. Something tells us trouble could be brewing here ...

Cuba Gooding Jr. Hugs and Kisses From Daughter of His Lawyer

6/16/2019 7:03 AM PDT

Cuba Gooding Jr. has his share of problems these days, but he's not lacking for fans, albeit the ones who are related to his defense.

Cuba hit up Le Bilboquet in Long Island, NY, and mugged with Rachel Heller, the daughter of Mark Heller, the lawyer who is defending him in his groping case.

It's the first time we've seen Cuba since he was charged with sexual abuse and forcible touching.

TMZ obtained surveillance video show Cuba at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge where he allegedly grabbed a woman's breast. You can see Cuba reach toward her breasts but Cuba and Mark Heller insist Cuba did not do anything criminal.  

There are 2 parts to the video. In the second part, you see the woman complain to security as Cuba is on a sofa nearby with his girlfriend. As she talks to an employee of the restaurant you see Cuba cross her path, look at her but he doesn't seem to say anything.

Cuba surrendered to cops last week and was booked on the 2 charges.  

'Ant-Man' Star Michael Pena Andy Ruiz Movie Role Ain't For Me ... Here's Why

6/16/2019 12:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Michael Pena has played everyone from Cesar Chavez to Luis in "Ant-Man" ... but the one role you WON'T see him in is heavyweight boxing champ, Andy Ruiz

... and why?

"Because I'd have to gain a lot of weight, my wife would kill me!"

Don't get it twisted, Pena has a ton of respect for Ruiz and thinks he has a great story to tell ... but Ruiz is 270 lbs -- and Pena is wayyyyy smaller. 

Of course, Ruiz shot to superstardom by knocking out undefeated heavyweight superstar Anthony Joshua -- despite being a HEAVY betting underdog. 

What's interesting ... Pena -- who's been in a TON of movies -- says he doesn't think  Ruiz's story is ready for the big screen yet because he'd like to see the guy win a few more fights first. 

So, who SHOULD play the new champ?

... wonder if Gabriel Iglesias is available!?

Nick Cannon Gunning for Regis ... I'm Gonna Break His Record!!!

6/14/2019 5:02 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Nick Cannon is setting his sights on Regis Philbin ... he says he wants to break the icon's record for the most hours on TV ... and he's not gonna sleep until he sets his own mark!!!

We got Nick after his debut as the new morning host at Power 106 in Los Angeles and our photog asked him about wearing many hats -- radio, TV, movies, school, business ventures -- and how he's able to juggle everything. 

Nick says he ain't catching many ZZZs these days, but that's alright with him ... because he's passionate about his work and he's still driven to be the best. 

Enter Regis, the man with more hours on a TV screen than anyone. Nick says he's gunning for Regis' record -- 17,000 hours -- and he's planning on staying in front of a camera or microphone for the next half century!

Nick's also got his eyes on something Regis never did -- pursuing his doctorate from Howard University, and ya gotta hear his motivation for hitting the books.

Check out the clip ... great convo that reveals a lot about what makes Nick tick, and tick, and tick, and tick ...  

Cuba Gooding Jr. Hand on Accuser in Surveillance Video from Bar

6/13/2019 3:42 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Cuba Gooding Jr. definitely touched the thigh and breast of the woman accusing him of groping -- it's clear in this surveillance video obtained by TMZ -- but his attorneys seem to be interpreting the video much differently from police.

Around 10:15 PM on Sunday, Gooding and his GF, Claudine De Niro, were sitting on a couch in the Magic Hour Rooftop Lounge in NYC ... when the accuser sat down next to them. Almost immediately you see Gooding reach over Claudine and place his hand on the woman's left thigh.

A few seconds later his hand moves up to her breast, and the accuser puts her hand on his. What happens next is open to interpretation -- she either pushes his hand back toward him, or he pulls her hand to his mouth and kisses it.

Another man then walks over and stands in front of the group. He puts his hands on the shoulders of Gooding and the accuser, leans over and appears to be talking to the entire group.

Things get a little weird then ... as the man gyrates, drawing attention to his crotch. It appears Gooding and his GF playfully paw at his crotch. The guy also takes a drink away from Gooding. A few more people join the group, and everyone's casually chatting for a few more minutes. They all walk away -- separately but in the same direction -- about 3 minutes after the initial touching. There's no argument. 

However, about 30 minutes later ... Cuba and Claudine were downstairs lounging on a couch and making out. A man, who we're told works security for the bar, was standing next to the couch when the accuser approached him and started arguing.

We've blurred her face to protect her identity, but she appears to say, "Yes, he did." She repeated that after the security guard shook his head. It's unclear if Cuba heard their conversation, but he got up, stumbled and then walked right past the accuser and left.

Claudine and the security guard followed right behind him. 

As we reported, Gooding was arrested Thursday and booked for misdemeanor forcible touching and sexual abuse in the third degree. His attorney, Mark Heller, told us Wednesday he saw "no criminality" on Cuba's part in the video ... something he repeated after the arrest. 

We called Heller about this post, but he declined to comment. 

Cuba himself spoke on Tuesday in L.A. and told us he believed the surveillance video would show "what really happened, and that's the most important thing."

Kelly Rohrbach Ties the Knot with Walmart Heir!!!

6/14/2019 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

You can call Kelly Rohrbach Mrs. Baewatch now ... although she'd probably prefer Mrs. Walton, because TMZ has learned she's married into the freakin' Walmart fortune!!!

Some would say Steuart Walton is the one who hit the jackpot when he and the "Baywatch" actress tied the knot. Our sources say they did the deed down in Florida a couple of weeks ago.

They've settled into married life well, apparently -- we're told they were spotted at a friend's wedding recently ... and both were sporting wedding bands.  

Back in March, the happy couple was spotted grabbing coffee and she seemed ecstatic. The massive engagement diamond weighing down Kelly's hand probably didn't hurt her mood.

Steuart and Kelly started dating about 2 years ago. Both attended Georgetown -- she went for undergrad, and he went to the law school.

His grandfather, Sam Walton, opened the first Walmart in 1962, and the fam's net worth was about $163 BILLION in 2017 ... when Bloomberg's Index named them America's richest family.

Kelly -- who used to date Leonardo DiCaprio and once went on a date with Packers QB Aaron Rodgers -- was Rookie of the Year in 2015 for SI's Swimsuit Edition.

Yeah, this one's a win-win, for sure. Congrats to the newlyweds!!!

Cuba Gooding Jr. Cuffed in NYC Charged in Groping Case

6/13/2019 1:15 PM PDT
Breaking News

4:48 PM PT -- Cuba was also charged with sexual abuse in the third degree.

1:11 PM PT -- Cuba was just escorted out of the building by cops.

12:30 PM PT -- Cuba's attorney, Mark Heller, just spoke claiming his client is totally innocent. Heller says he's analyzed more than 2 hours of video from the night and nothing shows him commit a crime. 

11:45 AM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell us Cuba has officially been charged with one count of misdemeanor forcible touching.

Cuba Gooding Jr. is under arrest for allegedly groping a woman in a Manhattan bar ... after following through with his plan to surrender to NYPD.

Cuba turned himself in Thursday afternoon to the Manhattan Special Victim's Unit. He arrived with with his attorney, Mark Heller ... and he's expected to be booked for forcible touching, a misdemeanor.

Heller told TMZ, on Wednesday, he had seen surveillance video from the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge, and felt it showed "no criminality" on Cuba's part. As a result, he said Cuba might not surrender. Obviously, something changed. 

As we reported ... a woman called 911 early Monday morning alleging the Oscar winner touched her breast without consent Sunday night at the bar.

We got video of the actor partying it up at the bar with friends. We don't know if the alleged victim appears in the video.

Cuba denies touching anyone inappropriately that night. He was flying out of LAX Tuesday night when he insisted nothing had happened that could even be misconstrued as groping.

Cops will take a mug shot, fingerprints and give Cuba a court date. We expect him to be released shortly thereafter.

Originally Published -- 11:18 AM PT

Matt Damon Steps Up Selfie Game ... Full Kissy Face with Chris Hemsworth

6/13/2019 6:51 AM PDT

Matt Damon's selfie game is strong -- if he were a middle school girl .. or a Kardashian.

Matt and his buddy, Chris Hemsworth, went out on a double date with their wives Wednesday night in Brooklyn, and after hitting up DUMBO House for dinner ... they stopped on the street for a group selfie with some other friends.

That's when Jason Bourne busted out one of his most surprising moves ever -- the kissy face! 

Look away, Ben Affleck.

In case you're wondering ... the bromance between Bourne and Thor is real.

They've been super-tight for a couple years now, and Hemsworth's wife, Elsa Pataky, has said their families hit it off because they each have a few kids ... and she's a huge fan of Damon's wife, Luciana Barroso.

Matt also attended the premiere of Chris' new movie, "Men in Black: International," in NYC Tuesday to support his pal.

So cute.

Bryan Singer Will Pay $150,000 To Settle Rape Claim ... Still Denies Allegations

6/12/2019 6:31 PM PDT

Famed director Bryan Singer is going to fork over $150,000 to settle allegations he raped a teenage boy on a yacht ... but Singer is still denying his accuser's claims. 

Singer was sued by Cesar Sanchez-Guzman back in 2017 for allegedly forcing the then-17-year-old to perform oral sex on him and then raping him during a yacht party in Seattle. 

According to new legal docs obtained by TMZ ... a bankruptcy trustee urged the court to approve a $150K settlement with Singer. Sanchez-Guzman had filed for bankruptcy, so a judge has to sign off on the settlement. 

However ... Singer's attorney, Andrew Brettler, says the director still maintains his innocence and the settlement is not an admission of guilt.

Singer's attorney says ... "Mr. Singer has denied even knowing this individual, let alone allegedly having interacted with him more than 15 years ago."

He continued ... "The decision to resolve the matter with the bankruptcy trustee was purely a business one, as litigation costs would well exceed the amount requested by the trustee to pay off the creditors who were owed money when the debtor filed for bankruptcy.” 

Central Park 5 Prosecutor Elizabeth Lederer Resigns from Columbia Law ... After Black Student Protest

6/12/2019 6:22 PM PDT
Breaking News

Elizabeth Lederer, the woman who prosecuted the Central Park 5, just resigned from her position as a professor at Columbia Law School amid heavy pressure from black students.

Lederer, the former Assistant D.A. who tried the infamous case back in 1989, resigned Wednesday. She was a part-time professor at Columbia but had come under fire since the Netflix series "When They See Us" debuted. 

Lederer, played by Vera Farmiga in the series, worked alongside Linda Fairstein. As we've reported ... Fairstein has also caught flak and recently resigned from a nonprofit board of directors and the Board of Trustees at Vassar College. Her book publisher also dropped her

The Black Law Students Association at Columbia called Lederer's actions in the CP5 case "racist" ... and pressured school administrators to remove her from the faculty. 

So, essentially, Lederer fell on the sword.

Cuba Gooding Jr. Might Not Surrender to NYPD Lawyers View Bar Surveillance Vid

6/12/2019 5:50 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

5:50 PM PT -- Cuba Gooding Jr.'s attorney, Mark Heller, tells us he has viewed surveillance video from the bar and says it shows "absolutely no criminality taking place on the part of my client." 

Heller says he's contacted the Manhattan D.A.'s Office Sex Crimes Unit but has not gotten a return phone call. He is trying to find out if they've seen the surveillance video. Heller says he can't believe they would seek to arrest Cuba ... if they'd seen the video.

He says it's up in the air right now as to whether Cuba will turn himself in Thursday, as they'd planned, now that they've seen the video.

Cuba Gooding Jr. will turn himself into NYPD on Thursday and will be arrested for allegedly groping a woman -- but on camera he insists he did nothing wrong, and there's hard evidence to prove it.

Sources connected to the Oscar winner tell TMZ ... he plans to surrender Thursday and expects to be booked for a misdemeanor charge of forcible touching. Cuba was in L.A. Tuesday night -- about to board a flight to NYC -- when a photog asked him directly about the groping allegation.

Cuba says the claim he grabbed a woman's breast Sunday night at Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge in Manhattan ... is absolutely untrue. He says he was there partying with friends, and posed for pics with fans, but says no one was touched inappropriately ... not even by accident.

Aside from the video we posted -- showing Cuba partying that night at the bar -- he says there's also surveillance video that will show he's innocent.

He also tipped his hat to Jon Stewart, who hours earlier had blasted Congress over the 9/11 Victims Fund, and said that's what's really important now.

As for his legal trouble ... Cuba didn't seem worried. Our Sources say he'll surrender at the Manhattan Special Victim's Unit -- and will be accompanied by his lawyers, Peter Toumbekis and Mark J. Heller. Cops will fingerprint him, and take a mug shot.

From there, as Cuba says ... he'll trust the system.

Originally Published -- 7:18 AM PT

Sylvia Miles 'Midnight Cowboy' Actress Dead at 94

6/12/2019 3:01 PM PDT

Sylvia Miles -- who rose to fame for her role in "Midnight Cowboy" -- has died.

TMZ has confirmed the two-time Academy Award nominee passed away Wednesday in New York ... and she reportedly died in the back of an ambulance on the way to a hospital. 

Sylvia was in her mid-40s when she acted alongside Jon Voight in the 1969 movie, "Midnight Cowboy" ... and she played an Upper East Side hooker trying to out-hustle Voight's character, an aspiring gigolo. She was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. 

Miles earned her second Oscar nomination for her role in the 1975 film, "Farewell, My Lovely" ... appearing in a five-and-a-half minute scene with Robert Mitchum.

Sylvia also acted in tons of TV and theater productions ... and she was a fixture on the NYC party scene, turning up with pal Andy Warhol.

Miles, born and raised in Greenwich Village, was reportedly in declining health -- struggling with respiratory problems -- and had recently left a nursing home.

Sylvia was 94. 

RIP

Roman Polanski Denied by The Oscars ... You're a Freakin' Fugitive!!!

6/11/2019 3:10 PM PDT

Roman Polanski can't use the courts to sneak back into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ... at least according to Academy's lawyers.

In its response to Polanski's lawsuit -- claiming the Oscar org booted him without proper notice -- the Academy says the disgraced director has no right to use the very same legal system he's been evading since 1978. 

He famously fled the U.S. before he could be sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of sex with a minor. 

In the docs, the Academy says Polanski's lawsuit -- in which he also demands re-entry to the group -- should be tossed. The Academy also says it did everything by the book when it expelled him. 

Bottom line ... Polanski won't be voting on the Oscars anytime soon.

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