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TMZ (Thirty Mile Zone) is a tabloid news website that debuted on November 8, 2005. It was a collaboration between AOL and Telepictures Productions, a division of Warner Bros.,[4] until Time Warner divested AOL in 2009. The name TMZ stands for thirty-mile zone, the historic "studio zone" within a 30-mile (50 km) radius centered at the intersection of West Beverly Boulevard and North La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles, California.Source
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President Biden Resuming Effort to Put Harriet Tubman on $20 Bill

President Biden Resuming Effort to Put Harriet Tubman on $20 Bill

Remember the plan to make Harriet Tubman the face of the new $20 bills? Well, it's back on ... and 's administration's looking for ways to speed things up.The Prez's Press Secretary, Jen Psaki, just told reporters ... the 2016 -era effort to put the famous abolitionist on the front of the new twenties is being resumed in order for American money to "reflect the history and diversity of our country."Psaki says they are trying to expedite the process -- which was originally announced in April 2016 -- but the Dept. of Treasury is handling it.As you may recall ... President Obama's Treasury...

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Larry King Dead at 87

Larry King Dead at 87

-- the legendary TV and radio host who conducted more than 30,000 interviews in a storied 60-year career -- has died.King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center early Saturday ... this, according to Ora Media, the media company Larry co-founded.Larry was diagnosed with COVID-19 over the holidays, and was hospitalized in the ICU at one point, but had recently been moved to a regular hospital room, and was breathing on his own. Things took a turn, and King died Saturday morning.Larry -- who published more than 20 books and had a USA Today column for decades -- coped with various ailments...

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Dave Chappelle Tests Positive for COVID-19, Cancels Texas Shows

Dave Chappelle Tests Positive for COVID-19, Cancels Texas Shows

Dave Chappelle tested positive for COVID-19 and has cancelled a string of shows in Austin, TX ... TMZ has learned.A rep for the comedian tells us Dave is currently quarantined after the positive test, but he has not yet experienced any symptoms. Dave performed the first of 5 shows in Austin Wednesday night with others scheduled for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.We are told the remaining shows -- 2 of which included Joe Rogan -- have all been canceled and refunds will be offered.Waiting for your permission to load the Instagram Media.Chappelle, Rogan, Elon Musk and Grimes were...

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Christina Ricci Gets Domestic Violence Restraining Order Against Husband

Christina Ricci Gets Domestic Violence Restraining Order Against Husband

says quarantine's been a dangerous time in her household, because her husband's allegedly beaten her multiple times, and now she fears for her life and their son's.The actress filed Wednesday to get a restraining order against James Heerdegen, who she claims started abusing her in December 2019. In her court filing, Christina claims he beat her, spit at her and made pig noises in her face. She says that incident, during which she suffered multiple bruises, convinced her she needed to leave him.Christina says she told James she wanted a divorce, but that was derailed when the COVID-19...

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Biden's Inauguration Will Use Pricey Security Company To Secure Event

Biden's Inauguration Will Use Pricey Security Company To Secure Event

's inauguration ceremony will be covered by a security company, that Uncle Sam is paying handsomely, to keep the President-elect safe -- and by the looks of everything they're equipped to do, he'll be in good hands.TMZ obtained federal procurement docs that show the Secret Service has hired a company called Showcall Security Services to help out with the inauguration in January. The company scored a $7.5 million contract for the job ... and it sounds like they'll be worth every dime of taxpayer money.Turns out, a division of Showcall, named Checkmate, is what'll be deployed here -- and a...

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President Trump Expected to Pardon Lil Wayne

President Trump Expected to Pardon Lil Wayne

It looks like could be let off the hook in his federal gun case by none other than ... who's reportedly expected to pardon the rapper before his term ends.Trump's believed to have a pretty lengthy list of names for his final round of commutations and pardons -- an estimated 50 to 100 people -- and according to Fox News ... he'll announce them in a big reveal Tuesday or, at the latest, Wednesday morning before 's inauguration.When he does, it sounds like people anticipate Lil Wayne to be a notable beneficiary of a presidential pardon ... which ya can't help but think is perhaps a thank you...

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Music Producer Phil Spector Dead at 81 from COVID-19

Music Producer Phil Spector Dead at 81 from COVID-19

, the music producer responsible for some of the biggest hits in music and the architect of The Wall of Sound has died ... sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ.We're told he died from COVID-related complications, after being transferred from his prison cell to a hospital. We're told he was diagnosed 4 weeks ago and went to the hospital but recovered well enough to return to prison, where he was serving a 19-to-life sentence for the murder of .Our sources say he relapsed, had trouble breathing and was rushed back to the hospital, where he died Saturday.Spector began his career early ......

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Betty White Turns 99 Years Old, Happy Birthday!!!

Betty White Turns 99 Years Old, Happy Birthday!!!

is one step closer to a major milestone, and with insurrections, viruses and an economy that's tanked, at least we can all unite in this celebration.Betty turned 99 today, and she waxed philosophical ... "I can stay up as late as I want without asking permission."Well, maybe no philosophical, but Betty's awesome!!!Her plans for today ... feeding a couple ducks that hang at her L.A. home.As for what's on the menu -- a hot dog and french fries, courtesy of her agent, Jeff Witjas.ICYMI -- as in the last 80 years -- Betty's show biz career began in 1939.Most actors and actresses are lucky if...

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L.A. County Supervisor Enraged Health Dept. Allows Clinics to Throw Unused Vaccines in the Trash

L.A. County Supervisor Enraged Health Dept. Allows Clinics to Throw Unused Vaccines in the Trash

The L.A. County Dept. of Public Health is allowing clinics to throw unused vaccines in the trash rather than inoculate thousands of residents who are desperate to get the shot, and it has enraged at least one county leader who is on a mission to reverse this insane policy.L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn is reacting to a story TMZ broke last week, where a clinic administering the vaccine to health care workers ended the day with 150 unused vials of the COVID vaccine that were about to spoil ... because a huge number of people who signed up were no shows.The clinic -- the Men's Health...

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'Saved by the Bell' Star Dustin Diamond Has Stage 4 Cancer

'Saved by the Bell' Star Dustin Diamond Has Stage 4 Cancer

"Saved by the Bell" star 's suspicion is now a scary reality -- he has stage 4 cancer, and has already started treatment to fight it.According to the actor's rep ... Diamond has cancer throughout his body, he's currently getting his first round of chemotherapy. We're told he first discovered a lump in his throat, which led to the diagnosis.The rep says Dustin is also experiencing pain from having shingles.We broke the story ... Diamond, best known as Screech from the '90s sitcom, this past weekend in Florida after feeling pain all over his body and a general sense of unease.We were told...

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Jose Canseco Agrees To Fight Barstool Sports Intern, Wants Logan Paul After

Jose Canseco Agrees To Fight Barstool Sports Intern, Wants Logan Paul After

is putting a fight with on the backburner -- for now -- 'cause the ex-MLB slugger has agreed to a boxing match with Barstool Sports intern Billy Football!!Remember, Jose has called out the oldest Paul bro for months, saying he wants to get violent payback after his daughter, , and Logan's split "left me with a bit of a bad taste in my mouth."But, TMZ Sports has now confirmed, Jose has 100% agreed to get in the ring with the podcast contributor first ... with the 2 slated to face off during Barstool's "Rough 'N Rowdy" boxing event during Super Bowl weekend.Waiting for your permission to load...

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Senator Chuck Schumer Speaks as Trumper Says She Was 'Sexually Excited' By Riot

Senator Chuck Schumer Speaks as Trumper Says She Was 'Sexually Excited' By Riot

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'Saved By the Bell' Star Dustin Diamond Hospitalized, Cancer Likely

'Saved By the Bell' Star Dustin Diamond Hospitalized, Cancer Likely

of "Saved By the Bell" has been hospitalized -- and cancer seems to be the likely prognosis ... TMZ has learned.Dustin's team tells us he was hospitalized in Florida this past weekend after feeling pain all over his body and a general sense of unease. We're told he was taken to the hospital, where docs are running a number of tests to figure out what exactly is wrong with him.Our sources say his medical team is concerned it's cancer, and they're conducting a biopsy to get answers. We're told Dustin's family has a history of cancer -- his mother died of breast cancer -- but it's unclear what...

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'ER' Star Dearon 'Deezer D' Thompson Dead at 55

'ER' Star Dearon 'Deezer D' Thompson Dead at 55

Deezer D, best known for his role as nurse Malik McGrath on "ER" has died ... TMZ has learned.The actor, whose real name was Dearon Thompson, was found unresponsive at home Thursday morning in Los Angeles. His brother, Marshawn, tells us the family believes he died of a heart attack, but there is not yet an official cause of death.The actor underwent major heart surgery in 2009 -- a 6-hour procedure to replace his aorta and fix a leaky heart valve.Deezer D appeared on almost 200 episodes of ER from 1994 through 2009. Not only was Thompson an actor, but he was also a motivational speaker and...

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Britney Spears' ex-Husband Jason Alexander Part of Capitol Protest

Britney Spears' ex-Husband Jason Alexander Part of Capitol Protest

' ex-husband -- the one who isn't -- had a front-row view to the attempted coup at the Capitol ... because he was part of the pro-Trump protest.Jason Allen Alexander -- whom you might remember for being married to Britney for 55 hours after their wild, 2004 Sin City wedding -- trekked to D.C. for Wednesday's show of support for , which turned into an attempted coup.Jason looked proud to be there ... snapping selfies in his Trump 45 beanie.What's unclear ... if Jason actually was part of that breached the Capitol. If he was, it's likely the feds are going after him.Seems Jason's big on...

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Tanya Roberts' Partner Explains Why He Thought She Had Died

Tanya Roberts' Partner Explains Why He Thought She Had Died

Tanya Roberts' death has been greatly exaggerated, because her rep now says she's alive, despite the rep not only telling TMZ she died, but sending out a press release with that information.TMZ reported Sunday Tanya had died after collapsing at her home on Christmas Eve and being rushed to the hospital and placed on a ventilator.The rep had told us she died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. He told us Tanya's husband had informed him that .We even got a quote from the rep from Tanya's husband, Lance, saying, "As I held her in her last moments, she opened her eyes."Now the rep,...

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Louis Gossett, Jr. Hospitalized with COVID But Left Out of Fear

Louis Gossett, Jr. Hospitalized with COVID But Left Out of Fear

can tell you how bad COVID is ... he has it, was hospitalized for it, but left because it's a s*** show inside.Sources connected to the Oscar-winning actor tell TMZ ... the 84-year-old tested positive and was so sick he couldn't even stand. He was taken to a Georgia-area hospital, where he stayed for just a couple days before bolting. We're told he was put in an area with all the other COVID patients, and the wave of deaths freaked him out.Hospital staff begged him to stay -- given his age and underlying conditions including cancer -- but Louis was determined to leave, and he did. He...

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Dr. Dre Shares Message After Suffering Brain Aneursym

Dr. Dre Shares Message After Suffering Brain Aneursym

is at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after suffering a brain aneurysm ... TMZ has learned.Sources connected to Dre and with direct knowledge tell us, Dre suffered the aneurysm Monday and was rushed by ambulance to Cedars and was taken directly to ICU, where he remains Tuesday.Our sources say the 55-year-old music mogul is stable and lucid, but doctors don't know what caused the bleeding and they are doing a battery of tests.As you know, Dre is in the middle of a very contentious divorce with his estranged wife Nicole. As we reported, Nicole wants $2 million a month in and $5...

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Tanya Roberts Dead at 65 After Premature Death Announcement

Tanya Roberts Dead at 65 After Premature Death Announcement

Tanya Roberts died Monday night at L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Hospital following a bizarre turn of events that included her domestic partner incorrectly telling her rep she had died the day before.Her partner, Lance O'Brien, tells TMZ ... he got a call from one of Tanya's doctor's Monday night, just after 9 PM, telling him Tanya had passed.As you've probably heard by now, Lance told her publicist on Sunday Tanya was dead. He tried explaining his mistake Monday, telling us he had visited her in the hospital Sunday, and she suddenly opened her eyes but then shut them and he saw her fade away.He says...

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SoHo 'Karen' Arrested with Mom Over Another Hotel Disturbance at the Peninsula

SoHo 'Karen' Arrested with Mom Over Another Hotel Disturbance at the Peninsula

The woman who attacked a black teen after falsely accusing him of stealing her iPhone seems to have a penchant for creating disturbances in hotels, because she was arrested for one back in February.Miya Ponsetto is now in the crosshairs of authorities for her antics in an NYC hotel, and TMZ has learned she also caused quite a fuss -- allegedly -- at the Peninsula hotel in Bev Hills back in February.Miya and her mom, Nicole apparently wore out their welcome when Peninsula staff ordered them to leave, but they refused. Law enforcement sources tell us, someone from the hotel called police,...

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'Breakin' Star Shabba-Doo Adolfo Quiñones Dead at 65

'Breakin' Star Shabba-Doo Adolfo Quiñones Dead at 65

Adolfo "Shabba-Doo" Quiñones, the famous breakdancer and star of the 1984 movie, "Breakin'," has died.Shabba-Doo's family announced his sudden passing in L.A. Wednesday, only a day after he had posted an image of himself in bed, saying he was feeling sluggish but had tested negative for COVID-19.So far, no cause of death has been announced. Law enforcement sources tell us it appears a roommate found Shabba unconscious Wednesday night, and there were no signs of foul play.His sister said goodbye in a heartfelt social media post, saying ... "My Heart is Broken apart we look alike and DANCE...

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Nancy Pelosi's House Vandalized with Pig's Head, Fake Blood, Spray Paint

Nancy Pelosi's House Vandalized with Pig's Head, Fake Blood, Spray Paint

Somebody left Speaker a very disturbing message to kick off the new year ... and it seems to be related to the ongoing financial struggles of millions of Americans.Pelosi's San Francisco home was vandalized overnight ... most of the damage was done to her garage door and driveway. The perp or perps spray-painted "Cancel Rent!" and "We Want Everything" in big black letters on her door ... and there's also a nod to the failed $2,000 government stimulus checks.BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: ’s house VANDALIZED with red paint, PIGS HEAD & spray-painted message “$2K (crossed out)... CANCEL RENT... WE WANT...

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James Corden Sick of Being Overweight, Now WW Spokesperson

James Corden Sick of Being Overweight, Now WW Spokesperson

is sick of the way he looks, and he's changing things in a big way in 2021 ... or should we say a smaller way.The late-night talk show host said he's "sick and tired" of failing at the weight game. He says that looking in the mirror is making him sad.So, James has signed up to be the face of WW -- formerly known as Weight Watchers -- and presumably, everyone will follow his journey of the company's now forbidden words -- losing weight.Cordon said, "I want to change the way that I live. I want to be better for my children and for my family."Cordon got emotional, saying he's spent more than...

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Anti-Mask Group Storms L.A. Grocery Store, More Stampedes Planned

Anti-Mask Group Storms L.A. Grocery Store, More Stampedes Planned

Despite COVID-19 cases surging in Los Angeles, hospitals overrun and a rising death count, there's a sick group of people storming grocery stores without masks ... and it appears they are part of a group that is targeting stores to wreak havoc.30-50 members of this group stampeded the Erewhon Market near The Grove shopping center a few days ago, demanding to be allowed to shop without their masks.The anti-maskers were seen forcing their way in and harassing workers while flouting the city's face-covering safety guidelines. Some even tried to get the employees to join them ... encouraging...

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Lori Loughlin Released from Prison After Serving Almost 2 Months

Lori Loughlin Released from Prison After Serving Almost 2 Months

may have missed spending Christmas with her family but the good news ... she's only 3 days late 'cause she was just released from prison.The "Full House" star will enjoy the rest of whatever 2020 has to offer after she was sprung free Monday ... and just 2 days shy of serving 2 months for her role in the college admissions scandal.As we reported ... Lori surrendered to authorities at FCI Dublin in California on Halloween Eve. Remember, she surrendered nearly 3 weeks before her November 19 deadline.Lori, of course, agreed back in May to to 1 count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud....

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