‘8 Mile’ Director Curtis Hanson’s Biz Partner Claims Baby Mama Swiped Production Co. Funds

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Mark Cuban’s ‘Shark Tank’ Partner Defends Mavs Owner, ‘No Problems Here’

One of Mark Cuban’s “Shark Tank” business partners says the billionaire always acted like a consummate pro with her … and she’d be SHOCKED if he really did know about the horrible things happening with the Dallas Mavs.  We spoke with Raven…


Blac Chyna Sex Tape Partner: Identified… and Angry!

In the Blac Chyna sex tape that made its way around the Internet on Monday, this controversial reality star is on her back, performing a blow job.

But the man to whom she is providing this pleasureful act has now made his identity known, and his reaction to the leaked footage may come as a surprise to some readers.

He says it blows!

According to TMZ, the Blac Chyna sex tape in question was filmed last July.

The star’s partner is her ex-boyfriend, a rapper named Mechie who enjoyed a memorable fling with Chyna around that time.

We shared fairly explicit images of Mechie kissing Chyna on Instagram last summer, along with the rather shocking news that he actually got a tattoo of his then-lover’s initials across his neck.

The fling only lasted for a few weeks (reports indicated last year that Chyna dumped Mechie due to his excessive social media flirting with other women)…

… but it was apparently serious enough for Chyna and Mechie to film themselves being all intimate and stuff.

Here’s the thing, though:

Even though a rep for Mechie confirms this little-known artist was holding the camera while Chyna placed her mouth over his penis many times, the rep also claims Mechie is NOT the person who leaked the footage.

In fact, the rep tells TMZ that Mechie is really pissed the video went public!

He states that he used Chyna’s phone to film the sexual encounter and that he never had his own copy of the taped BJ.

This means that only one of three possibilities are really at play here:

ONE: Blac Chyna is lying and she leaked the sex tape.

TWO: Mechie is lying and he leaked the sex tape.

THREE: Someone hacked into Chyna’s phone and this person leaked the sex tape.

On Monday evening, a few hours after the Internet scoffed and laughed at Chyna for going down on some dude on video, two lawyers spoke out on Chyna’s behalf.

First, Lisa Bloom said via statement:

“Revenge porn – posting explicit images without the consent of everyone in those images – is a crime, a civil wrong, and a form of domestic abuse.

“It’s also a cruel attempt to slut shame women for being sexual. Girls have killed themselves over revenge porn. It’s not a joke.”

Then, Walter Mosley (seen above with his client) said simply that this was a “criminal” matter that ought to be investigated by the police, while adding a lengthy and heartfelt statement.

It’s worth reposting again below.

Here it is:

We have to change this culture of abuse and assault against women. Today’s post saddens me deeply as it is an attack not only against my client but my friend.

Why do we think it’s acceptable to sell, or publish, or seek revenge, or blackmail women in this way and without their consent? It’s not.

Men … we have to do better. I’m tired of telling my clients to not make videos because the men will put them out later.

It’s like I’m telling them not to wear short skirts because you’re going to entice a man to rape you. #smh And like most rapes, these betrayals often come from those most close to us.

So today I’m saying, men we need to do better. We need to tell each other to do better.

We need to stop sharing these videos with each other in the club, at the barbershop or (and especially) online. It is a morally corrupt action, which is (at least in California) criminal.

Maybe it is time to set an example.

Mechie, of course, is alleging that he does know better and did not release this tape.

We’ll update this story as more news breaks.


Elizabeth Gilbert Mourns Death of Partner Rayya Elias

Elizabeth Gilbert – the author best known for the book Eat, Pray, Love – has shared a moving message on Instagram in memory of her partner, Rayya Ellis.

The 57-year old tragically passed away this week.

Along with the following photo of Ellis playing guitar, Gilbert wrote the following.

(We’ll just quote her word for word, in its entirety, out of respect.)

She was my love, my heart, my best friend, my teacher, my rebel, my angel, my protector, my challenger, my partner, my muse, my wizard, my surprise, my gift, my comet, my liberator, my rock star, my completely impossible non-cooperator, my otherworldly visitor, my spiritual portal, and my baby.

I loved you so much, Rayya. Thank you for letting me walk with you right to the edge of the river.

It has been the greatest honor of my life. I would tell you to rest in peace, but I know that you always found peace boring. May you rest in excitement.

I will always love you.


Gilbert went public with her relationship with Elias in September of 2016 … after Elias was diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer, the latter of which is an incurable disease.

The happy and sad news came a few months after Gilbert split from her husband, Jose Nunes, whom she famously wrote about in her bestselling book, Eat Pray Love.

It was the story of a woman at a crossroads in her life, who went off in search of answers.

Each chapter was divided into sections; about food, about religion and, at last, about romance.

The memoir was turned into a hit movie that starred Julia Roberts as Gilbert.

On New Year’s Day, Gilbert posted a pictre of the couple embracing in front of a fireplace.

“Happy New Year, everyone. You made it. We made it. Blessed be. #2018,” she wrote as a caption.


In June, meanwhile, Gilbert and Elias shared a “ceremony of love,” which Gilbert explained wasn’t legally binding, but which she described as “just a private celebration of what we have long known to be true: We belong to each other.”

She added this past summer:

More difficult days are to come. It doesn’t get easier from here. Her illness is grave. But our love is strong. We will walk together as far as we can go together.

After that, it all gets turned over to God. Create beauty with every day you are given.

May Elias rest in peace.


UFC’s Cris Cyborg Adds Superstar Training Partner to Holly Holm Fight Camp

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Kevin Hart’s Sex Tape Partner Not Laughing at ‘Irresponsible’ Tour Promo

Kevin Hart is turning his sex tape scandal into a big joke that will ultimately make him richer, but his partner on the tape isn’t laughing … TMZ has learned. In the new promo for Kevin’s upcoming “Irresponsible” comedy tour, he openly takes shots…