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Sean Penn

Charlize Who?

Gives Minka Kelly Birthday Dinner of a Lifetime

20 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Sean Penn and Charlize Theron called it quits just 2 weeks ago, and he's already doing his laundry with another hot chick.

These pics were taken last Tuesday at French Laundry, the uber-fancy/delicious/exclusive restaurant in the Napa Valley. Sean was celebrating Minka Kelly's 35th birthday, along with 3 other people.

They were by no means hush hush ... people at other tables heard Sean tell the other 3 he and Minka met at a Haiti charity event.

They had a feast to end all, with a chicken with the feet still attached, truffle mac and cheese and a birthday cake. The people at Sean's table, along with others in the restaurant, serenaded Minka to "Happy Birthday."

Sean picked up the tab ... and it was pricey.

Minka has not mentioned Sean, but after the dinner she Instagrammed, "Birthday festivities off to a pretty magical start."

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Shia LaBeouf

Insane Patriotism...

At Mt. Rushmore

30 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Shia LaBeouf displayed raging patriotism over the weekend at Mount Rushmore. 

Shia's fellow tourists tell us, they thought they he was just a random crazy until they got close ... then realized the guy without the shirt was the famous actor, screaming "AMERICA!!!!!!" 

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An old lady eventually asked LaBeouf to tone it down ... and things got weirder. We're told LaBeouf claimed he was a Marine and then asked her on a date. 

Shia's in the area filming "American Honey," where he suffered a gnarly head wound last week during an accident on the set.

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Paris Hilton

I'm Suing the

'Plane Crash' Pranksters

40 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Paris Hilton is telling business associates ... she will sue the people responsible for putting her on a plane that appeared to be in crash mode ... just to get a rise out of her. 

We're told Paris is furious over the stunt ... in which a TV crew got the pilot to pretend to shut down the engines in her plane, and then nose-dive to the ground. Paris says she was in mortal fear for her life ... something the video pretty clearly shows. 

Our sources say she's "totally freaked out" over flying anywhere ... something she's required to constantly do. She's already called her lawyers to find out who's responsible, and they told her she has a solid case for emotional distress.

Paris tells them she had absolutely no clue this was a prank ... she wasn't in on it. She also doesn't believe anyone in her camp was involved.

An Egyptian TV show host engineered the prank as they flew over Dubai.

And Paris says ... it was a lot worse than it looked on video. She says the plane almost hit the water during the dive and then steeply pulled out of the dive, almost doing a loop as it ascended.  

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Drake

I'm a Part of Jenner-ation-X

50 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Drake is finally getting caught in the Kardashian web, dropping thousands while partying with Kendall Jenner and several friends at a London hotspot.

After headlining the Wireless Festival on Sunday, the rapper headed over to Chinawhite nightclub where he DJ'd and picked up the tab for fellow performer Kid Ink and 30 friends. Sources say the group included several famous Jenner pals -- Gigi Hadid, Joe Jonas, Rita Ora, and racers Lewis Hamilton and Tommy Hill.

We’re told they tore through at least 25 bottles of booze -- including champagne, vodka, tequila, and cognac and Drake took care of the bill … which came out to $15,000, plus an additional $1,000 for tip.

Kendall Jenner -- started very far from the bottom ... and is still no where near it. 

Guess Who This

BANGED BABY

TURNED INTO!

60 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF

0629_banged_baby_guess_who_launchBefore this blunt cut cutie was chopping it up as a Hollywood actress she was just another sweet little lady posing for a picture in Omaha, Nebraska. Can you guess who she is?!

NeNe Leaks

Leaving Real Housewives of ATL

Over Money

6/29/2015 8:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0629_Nene-Leakes_tmzNeNe Leakes is finally hitting the road after 7 seasons on 'RHOA' cause she couldn’t get the big bucks she was looking for ... and now the show’s worried she’s taking the fans with her.

Sources tell TMZ the reason for the NeNe’s change of heart had to do with contract negotiations.

Everyone part of the show is at a loss for words over NeNe’s sudden departure since the show was just about to start filming its new season in the next couple of weeks.

Cast members have been dropping like flies recently but now producers are scrambling because they just lost their queen bee ... and we’re told they’re worried they’ll take a huge hit in the ratings over it.

The show already found a replacement -- actress, model and singer Kim Fields -- but no one can really replace NeNe who was arguably the network’s biggest star.

NeNe is going to be focusing on new projects outside the biz ... one of which is her own clothing store that we reported on before.  

You know what they say, you gotta spend money to make money … guess Bravo never learned that lesson.

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Warren Sapp

What, Me Worry?

Hits Fishing Tourney After Dom. Violence Charges

6/29/2015 3:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0629_warren_sapp_fishing_faccebookWarren Sapp won't let a little thing like allegedly beating, stomping and biting his GF keep him from having a good time ... 'cause days after he was hit with criminal charges, Warren went fishing. 

TMZ Sports has learned ... Sapp participated in the 5th Annual University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Dolphin Tournament over the weekend, laughing and smiling with U of M cheerleaders. 

The tourney raises money for various charity organizations ... and Warren actually hosted the tournament in 2012. 

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Still, considering Sapp was charged with 3 counts of domestic violence on Thursday ... it was interesting that he showed up ready to fish just 24 hours later. 

Warren hasn't issued an official statement about the charges ... but he definitely sent a message this weekend -- he's not letting it bother him.  

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Stan Lee

Not Feeling Too Fantastic

.. Calls 911

6/29/2015 3:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0629_stan-lee-tmzComic book legend Stan Lee was rushed to the hospital Sunday morning ... TMZ has learned.

According to our sources, the 'X-Men' and 'Fantastic Four' creator was taken from his Hollywood Hills home to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.  

The nature of the emergency is unclear ... he just said he didn't feel well.

It sounds like he's on the mend, because a rep for Lee tells TMZ he will be at the "Ant-Man" premiere in Hollywood Monday night.

The 92-year-old is also responsible for Spider-Man, The Hulk, Iron Man and Thor, among others.

Lee was fitted with a pacemaker in 2012.

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'Celebrity Apprentice'

Minority Host

Likely to Replace Trump

6/29/2015 1:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0629-celebrity-apprentice-01The next time you watch "Celebrity Apprentice," the probability is ... the person doing the firing will be a minority.

TMZ has learned, a minority host is being "seriously considered" in the wake of NBC's decision to remove all things Trump from the network. One thing is certain ... Trump will not be returning to the show. 

The minority host idea we're told is an opportunity to make a powerful statement discrediting Trump's campaign platform on immigration. Toward that end, the most powerful statement would be making a Mexican or Mexican American the host. That's the most logical scenario, but all we know is that the likely scenario now is a minority at the head of the boardroom.

NBC has made it clear ... Trump is now persona non grata.

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Donald Trump

NBC is 'Weak'

...Threatens Lawsuit

6/29/2015 1:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0629-donald-trump-tmz-01Donald Trump says NBC is "weak" for firing him, and he's threatening them in court.

Trump says NBC is a prime example of why our country is in serious trouble ... because it's so worried about offending, it is blinding itself to the immigration problem.

Trump says, "If NBC is so weak and so foolish to not understand the serious illegal immigration problem in the United States, coupled with the horrendous and unfair trade deals we are making with Mexico, then their contract violating closure of Miss Universe/Miss USA will be determined in court."

Short story -- The Donald is threatening NBC the way he's threatened Univision, for allegedly breaching an iron-clad contract by pulling the plug on him.

And Trump took a parting shot, saying, NBC "will stand behind lying Brian Williams, but won't stand behind people that tell it like it is, as unpleasant as that may be."

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The Game

From Champagne Frenzy to Court in 5 Hours

6/29/2015 10:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The Game was dropping tens of thousands of dollars on champagne at 3 AM Monday, and appearing as a defendant in court 5 hours later ... and the judge could never tell. 

Game pled not guilty to felony criminal threat and misdemeanor assault, hours after dropping more than $40k on alcohol at Playhouse in Hollywood.  

The champagne-fueled event was a BET after-party Game and Chris Brown hosted. 

As we reported, Game is being charged for cracking Onyebuchi Awaji -- an off-duty cop -- with a sucker punch during a March pick-up basketball game. He claims it was self-defense.

Game's due back in court on July 30 ... we'll be checking for parties the night before. 

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NBC to Donald Trump

You're Fired!!!

6/29/2015 11:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0629-donald-trump-nbc-02Donald Trump has been fired from NBC because of his recent comments about Mexicans, but hey, business is business, so there's a catch. 

NBC just said, "Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBC Universal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump."

The network says 'Miss USA' and 'Miss Universe' will no longer air on NBC. 

As for "The Apprentice," the network notes Trump has already said he won't participate because of his presidential run.

BUT ... the network says, "Celebrity Apprentice" is a Mark Burnett production and "that relationship will continue." And guess who hosts that show? NBC did not say it would demand a different host.

As we said, business is business.

  

Iggy Azalea

I Don't Have to Suck Britney's A**hole

She's Why Our Song Bombed

6/29/2015 10:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Iggy Azalea has an excuse for everything ... and this time she's throwing stones at Britney Spears

The song "Pretty Girls" bombed hard, despite a highly publicized music video. Iggy now says it's because Britney didn't get off her ass and promote it. Here's how she put it: "Its difficult to send a song up the charts without additional promo and tv performances etc. unfortunately im just featured."

Then Iggy goes in for the kill, saying, "My comment is factual, it applies to any song. I dont have to suck the womans a**hole 24/7 to be her friend, do i? bye girls." 

Here's the thing. Iggy never says what Britney was required to do. She also has to know ... doing promotional interviews isn't exactly Britney's strong suit ... as in she's a deer in headlights.

And the song got more promotion than most.

Waaaaa, waaaaa, waaaaaa.

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