Russell Crowe and Azealia Banks reportedly brawl in Beverly Hills-at dinner

RUSSELL CROWE and Azealia Banks allegedly got in a fight over the weekend at the Beverly Hills Hotel. said she made threats and he bear-hugged her and removed her from the suite where he was hosting a dinner party.


Azealia went to the Beverly Hills police after demanding an apology, but Russell's reps said he wouldn't say sorry because he insists he did nothing wrong.

Azealia claims Crowe also choked her, spat on her and used the n-word.

E! News reports that Azealia reportedly laughed at Crowe's music and called him and another attendee "boring white men." She was reportedly there as a guest of RZA, whom Crowe cast in his movie The Man With the Iron Fists.

Sounds like quite the party.

UArts gives Lee degree

Comic-book legend Stan Lee is now a doctor.

The man who revolutionized comics and brought us such other famous doctors as Doctor Strange, Doctor Doom and Doctor Octopus was presented with an honorary doctorate of fine arts degree for his contribution to the arts and the global creative economy during the inauguration ceremony for the University of the Arts' president, David Yager.

It's Lee's first honorary degree, which is pretty disgraceful. Shame on you, American universities.

Dr. Lee received his ceremonial hooding via video and answered students' questions.

"Wow, I'm a doctor!" Lee exclaimed with delight.

And at 93, he's a doctor who's still practicing.

"It is truly a wonderful honor to receive this doctorate of fine arts degree. Thank you to all the good people at the University of the Arts. Excelsior!" said Lee.

"It was such an honor to bestow this honorary doctorate on a man who has made an indelible mark on our society," said UArts President Yager, of the man who co-created Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk and more. "Stan is a remarkable example for our young people of how artistic expression can flourish through a dogged pursuit of your passions and your vision, a commitment to excellence and an understanding of the intersection of business and the arts."


* Starting today, Macy's Center City will give shoppers a sneak peek at several of the costumes from J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, as well as provide magical treats for those lured into the store and a Fantastic Beasts-themed photo booth.

The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and is free to attend. The first 200 attendees who show up in Harry Potter-inspired costumes will receive a free Macy's gift card worth $10.

Festivities continue this weekend in Chestnut Hill with the 2016 Harry Potter Weekend.

* The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History launched a Kickstarter campaign of $300,000 to repair and conserve Dorothy's ruby red slippers from The Wizard of Oz.

The Washington Post reports that #KeepThemRuby will pay for the study and repair of the slippers and allow curators and conservators to learn how best to display them in a new exhibition, tentatively titled "On With the Show," expected to open in 2018.

The Smithsonian complex of 19 museums, research centers and the National Zoo runs on an annual budget of $1.3 billion, but it's still not enough to pay for a pair of slippers.

- Daily News wire services

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