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The 69-year-old man who planned to give a massive explosive to Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has now offered up a bizarre explanation for his bizarre actions — he built it as a gift … because Keith loves explosives.

Joseph Callahan‘s lawyer tells us, “A friend of Mr. Callahan nine years ago met Keith Richards and he (Callahan) knew Keith Richards liked pyrotechnics, so he built this device in the event he met Keith Richards.”

IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW.

As we reported, Callahan was arrested a couple weeks ago after police entered his Connecticut mansion and discovered a terrifying arsenal of guns and explosives, including roughly 100 pounds of ammonium nitrate (the same chemical used in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing).

Callahan told police he was building an explosive to give to Richards, but didn’t really explain why at the time. He was, however, adamant about not wanting to harm Keith.

Callahan was arraigned today on 112 counts of illegal possession of explosives, reckless endangerment, and manufacture of bombs … but the case was continued to next month. He’s expected to enter a not guilty plea.

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11:12 AM PT — TMZ spoke to a manager of the club who insists the bouncers checked IDs at the door … and both girls presented IDs showing them to be 21+.

He tells us … they do NOT know the Jenner girls and did not recognize them as being part of the Kardashian clan.

He also says … club management is very aware that underage celebrities try to drink illegally …  so they’re very particular about checking IDs … especially when photographers are outside shooting everyone who goes in.

We’ve contacted the Jenners’ rep …  and haven’t heard back.

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16-year-old Kylie Jenner and 17-year-old Kendall Jenner went out on the town last night … partying at Vignette lounge in West Hollywood — a 21-and-over club, and it appears the club and the girls broke the law.

The club features Wax Rabbit every Tuesday night, featuring what the club calls “a new, voyeuristic, hip hop and nudity nightclub experience.” 

So the burning question — how did Kylie and Kendall legally get in the club.  We did some digging, and found the ONLY exception to the 21 and over law is if the underage person is employed as a musician, but the musician must be 18 minimum.   Neither girl is 18. 

An official for the Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control tells TMZ … both the girls and the club appear to have broken the law and could have been cited had they been caught in the act.  The official tells TMZ his Dept. may launch an investigation.

And it gets worse … Even if the girls were 18 and there as musicians, they wouldn’t be allowed in if there was any nudity, and the club often features topless dancers on Wax Rabbit night.

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BTW … on their way out, the girls were shielded by blankets.

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At the end of the night, Kylie and Kendall looked … tired.

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Sans Makeup!

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Kylie Jenner looks … different without all that face paint.

From Fox 411: “It’s kind of nice to see Kylie looking like a regular teen. The reality star sported a bare face and a T-shirt that reads ‘Twerk’ for a trip to the office with mom Kris Jenner.”

Click through to Fox 411 to see! 

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Justin Bieber danced all over the Great Wall of China just for a music video — so, naturally, the People’s Republic of China thinks this is absolutely … awesome!

Yeah, we were shocked too. Must be because he kept his shirt on, for once.

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It’s a battle of the football baby-daddies!

Here’s 28-year-old Adrian Peterson who’s reportedly fathered five (or possibly 7) children to date (left) — and 29-year-old Antonio Cromartie  who famously struggled to remember the names of his seven children on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” show (right).

  • Who’d You Rather?

    • Adrian Peterson
    • Antonio Cromartie

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    Who’d You Rather?

    • Adrian Peterson
      68%
    • Antonio Cromartie
      32%

    Total Votes: 582*Poll Results

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  • Woody Harrelson

    Actor Woody Harrelson used to be movie legend Marlon Brando’s chess buddy.

    The former Cheers star struck up a friendship with his hero over the chess board – and admits he always let the big man win.

    He says, “Those were good times. Marlon did sometimes cheat a little bit… He made the move and it was the wrong move and then I’d take advantage of it and he’d insist on getting the move back.

    “I’d argue for a bit and then I’d be like, ‘I’m arguing with Marlon Brandon…! Yeah, you can have the move back.'”

    Natalie Portman

    Natalie Portman will find it hard to relocate to Paris, France with her husband Benjamin Millepied next year (14), because she loves everything about living in Los Angeles.

    The Black Swan star admits she treasures the years she has spent in Tinseltown and she always looks forward to discovering new arts around town.

    She tells Marie Claire magazine, “I just really, really love it here. It’s one of the most exciting places to be in the world right now. It’s really central in terms of the arts. It feels like things are happening in L.A., you know? New York is more where art is bought than where art is made…”

    However, Portman will have to leave her adopted home behind when she moves to the French capital, where Millepied has accepted a job with the Paris Opera Ballet, and she reveals the news took her by surprise.

    She says, “When Ben asked me if I wanted to go to Paris, I freaked. Everyone dreams of living in Paris.”

    The couple wed in August, 2012, three months after welcoming their son, Alef.

    Oh, to be in that room with all those artists, actors, directors and Jay Z.

    Just to remind the rest of us of that fine day in July at the Pace Gallery in New York City, here is the finished product for “Picasso Baby,” Hova’s latest single from Magna Carta… Holy Grail, in performance art film format.

    Directed by film and music video extraordinaire Mark Romanek, the nearly 11-minute visual shows the rapper talking about art, signing some posters and hanging out with art people before performing in front of some lucky fans (famous and non-famous).

    Some of those famous faces included Judd Apatow, Marina Abramovic, Adam Driver, Jemima Kirke, Taraji P. Henson (who looks super adorable in glasses), Wale, J. Crew Creative Director Jenna Lyons, Rosie Perez and Cynthia Rowley.

    Jay Z will spend part of his weekend on stage as his Legends of the Summer stadium tour with Justin Timberlake hits Hershey, Pa. on Sunday.

    For now, learn the words to “Picasso Baby” on Directlyrics.

    Here’s the latest trailer for Vin Diesel‘s upcoming Riddick, the third installment in The Chronicles of Riddick film franchise.

    Like the first preview unleashed nearly three months ago, whatever’s outside of that holding cell where Riddick is all chained up is really, really scary. There’s probably more than one, and his captives are clearly outnumbered.

    But have no fear, Riddick’s here. And he’s here to take down those scary alien things, and whatever gets in his way.

    Riddick, also starring Karl Urban, Matt Nable and Katee Sackoff, opens in theaters Sept. 6.

    And just for fun, here’s Vin Diesel talking about his other big film from this year:






    When Kensington Palace released HRH Prince George of Cambridge’s birth certificate on Friday, all eyes were on the mother’s occupation: “Princess of the United Kingdom.”

    What’s this?

    Since the royal wedding on April 29th, 2011, it was made clear that Catherine Middleton would be styled Her Royal Highness Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. She was not to be referred to as “Princess Catherine,” since she was not of royal blood. Despite this, some outlets decided to go ahead and refer to the Berkshire native as “Princess Kate.”

    Just like Diana and the Countess of Wessex, royal protocol dictates that Catherine is not entitled to a style preceding her first name.

    “On marriage, Prince William retained the title Prince William of Wales and as the wife of a Royal Prince, The Duchess is entitled to use the name of her husband, Princess William of Wales,” a royal source told me.

    “It is important to note she is not Princess Catherine or Princess Kate though,” the source made sure to point out.

    This entitlement reflects her position within the royal family. As royal blogger Ella Kay pointed out, there is a difference between ranking and title.

    “The couple chose to use these names/ titles in the same way as other members of the Royal Family have used the titles conferred upon them by the Queen on marriage,” the source added.

    The takeaway: Catherine is, in fact, a princess of the United Kingdom because, says the source, she is “Princess William of Wales.”

    Couples news and a “Doctor” announcement ruled the weekend headlines, and Celebuzz is rounding up the hottest stories just for you.

    Papa William reports for polo duty

    The Duke of Cambridge aka. Prince William made his first appearance since the birth of his son, HRH Prince George of Cambridge on Saturday in a polo challenge in Ascot. The new father, who was joined at the event by his brother Prince Harry, reportedly said “it’s just nappies, nappies, nappies” since the arrival of baby George.

    Hova + celebrities + art = “Picasso Baby”

    Jay Z finally unveiled the finished product for his performance art film for “Picasso Baby,” the latest single from Magna Carta… Holy Grail on Friday on HBO. The 10-minute visual included special appearances by pretty much everyone in Hollywood, the art world and beyond.

    Elle Macpherson’s a married woman now

    It was a huge weekend for Hollywood couples: Elle Macpherson reportedly wed longtime beau Jeffrey Soffer in Fiji,Mortal Instruments: City of Bones star Kevin Zegers married his talent agent ladylove Jaime Feld while Australian actress Teresa Palmer got engaged to actor/director Mark Webber.

    Welcome to the world, Luna

    A Spanish magazine is reporting that Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem named their second child, a daughter, Luna Encinas Cruz. Luna of course means the moon, while Encinas is actually Bardem’s first surname.

    And the new Time Lord is…

    After a really, really long wait (which in real time was only two months), the folks at Doctor Who and BBC *finally* revealed that Peter Capaldi has been hired to play the Twelfth Doctor on the series. The Scottish actor’s lengthy resume includes recent films like World War Z (in which he played a W.H.O. Doctor <- UM WHAT) and TV programs The Vicar of Dibley, The Thick of It and Skins.






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