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Dolores O'Riordan Music Sales Up Over 900k% ... After Sudden Death

1/15/2018 4:17 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Dolores O'Riordan's sudden unexplained death has made tidal waves in the music world -- just take a look at her sales online ... which are up over 900,000%.

Dolores' music both on her own and with her band, The Cranberries, dominated Amazon's music sales Monday after news broke of her death -- with one of The Cranberries' albums, "Something Else" surging at 913,350% in sales. 

Her tunes also occupy the other top 4 slots for trending albums, which are up 147,552% ("Are You Listening?"), 107,520% ('Everybody Else is Doing It'), 93,781% ("To the Faithful Departed") and 77,096% ("Wake Up and Smell the Coffee"), respectively.

BTW ... her music sales on iTunes are also skyrocketing -- with Cranberries' albums dominating the number 3rd, 6th, 7th and 9th spots on their Top 10 Albums chart. 

As we reported ... Dolores died Monday unexpectedly. Her bandmates sent out a message saying ... "We are devastated on the passing of our friend Dolores. She was an extraordinary talent and we feel very privileged to have been part of her life from 1989 when we started the Cranberries. The world has lost a true artist today."

Sources connected with the singer tell TMZ she had been "dreadfully depressed" in recent weeks.

She was 46. 

Logan Paul Yes, Even I Deserve a Second Chance

1/15/2018 4:29 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Logan Paul says he's learned a lot from the backlash he received, and money he's lost, since posting video of a suicide victim -- and believes he'll bounce back ... eventually.

We got Paul Monday afternoon at LAX and he admitted he's been treated "fairly" -- referring to YouTube yanking him from one of its original series, and cutting off his main revenue stream from his 15 million subscribers.

Still, Paul didn't seem the least bit concerned about money -- he's got a backup plan -- and said, "Everyone deserves second chances, bro."  

Paul's already issued multiple apologies, but he hinted there was another statement coming ... specifically for his remaining fans on YouTube.

Tiffany Trump Plays the Vegas Flower Girl ... For Pal's Sexless Wedding

1/15/2018 5:38 PM PST

Tiffany Trump helped out a friend who wanted to get married in Vegas -- sans the romance -- so she picked up a basket baggie and started tossing petals. 

President Trump's second youngest kid was one of the few people in attendance at A Little White Wedding Chapel Sunday for her pal Quentin Esme Brown's "shotgun" marriage to "NYC Prep" star PC Peterson. -- who, apparently, aren't romantically involved.

It's interesting that Tiffany didn't fill in as a bridesmaid -- guess the Trump name doesn't carry as much weight in Sin City as it does in D.C. right now.

Always the flower girl ... huh, Tiff? 

Tennis Star Victoria Azarenka Scores Huge Win In Nasty Custody War

1/15/2018 4:41 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Tennis superstar Victoria Azarenka is one step closer to resuming her pro career -- after getting a huge win in her custody case that should clear the path for her to travel with her baby again. 

As we previously reported, Azarenka -- who's a citizen of Belarus -- went to war with her baby daddy Billy McKeague in 2017 after he filed paternity papers in L.A., where Azarenka trains.

The filing resulted in the judge forbidding either parent to take the child out of California until an agreement was reached. 

The problem ... Azarenka (the former #1 ranked player) competes all over the world -- but she refused to leave her 1-year-old child behind. As a result, she pulled out of the US Open, the Australian Open and the ASB Classic in Auckland. 

Azarenka argued the case belongs in Belarus -- where she was previously awarded primary custody by a Belarusian court. 

Now, TMZ Sports has learned the California judge has ruled in Azarenka's favor -- agreeing the case doesn't belong in CA or anywhere in the U.S. 

But she's not out of the woods yet ... McKeague has 3 weeks to appeal the ruling. We're told Azarenka's camp is confident they will win that battle as well, based on the judge's strongly-worded 65-page opinion. 

We're told Azarenka's plan is to move back to Belarus with their son as soon as she can -- but she wants McKeague to be in the kid's life and hopes to have an amicable co-parenting relationship with him moving forward. 

Sen. Kamala Harris Feeling the Beat For MLK Day Parade

1/15/2018 3:08 PM PST

Sen. Kamala Harris made the most of her Grand Marshal title at Kindom Day Parade in L.A. by getting up close and personal with the bands ... and the Senator was getting it. 

The junior senator from Cali did a little -- emphasis on little -- dancing when a drum corps started doing their thing Monday during the parade. Natalie Portman was hanging with Sen. Harris much of the day, and recorded her moves.

Kamala and Natalie also joined in for a "TIME'S UP" chant during the 33rd annual parade. 

Here's the thing ... there's been a lot of buzz about Kamala running for prez in 2020 -- so that dancing vid could get a lot of play down the road. Just sayin'. 

Simone Biles Larry Nassar Sexually Assaulted Me Too

1/15/2018 1:35 PM PST

Simone Biles says she was also sexually assaulted by Team USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar -- and is now ready to go public with her story. 

The 20-year-old phenom -- who was a key member of the 2016 gold medal winning Olympics team -- issued a statement saying, "I too am one of the many survivors that was sexually abused by Larry Nassar."

"Please believe me when I say it was a lot harder to first speak those words out loud than it is now to put them on paper."

"There are many reasons that I have been reluctant to share my story, but I know now it is not my fault."

"This behavior is completely unacceptable, disgusting, and abusive, especially coming from someone whom I was TOLD to trust."

"As I continue to work through the pain, I kindly ask everyone to respect my privacy. This is a process, and one that I need more time to work through."

Biles is the latest athlete to come forward with allegations against Nassar -- joining stars like McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas. There are reportedly more than 100 victims. 

Back in November, Nassar pled guilty to 7 counts of criminal sexual conduct. The sentencing phase of the case begins on Tuesday. He has already been sentenced to 60 years in prison for child porn.

Story developing ... 

Hawaii Missile Alert Duck & Cover is Best Advice ... But, Location is Everything

1/15/2018 1:07 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The Hawaiian missile alert instruction to take cover wherever possible isn't an antiquated tip -- it's still the safest response in a real nuke scenario.

As we reported ... Hawaiians got a horrifically false alert Saturday telling them to "seek immediate shelter" due to an incoming missile.

We spoke to Suzet McKinney -- a member of the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (basically, a nuclear security expert) -- and she defended the advice.

According to McKinney, getting underneath or inside anything that can immediately protect you from loose shrapnel could save your life. Retired Navy Seal Don Mann backs that up and adds, a basement is ideal ... but duck and cover is better than nothing.

Here's the catch ... if you're right next to the blast site, you're kinda toast no matter what you do. So, cross your fingers if this ever really happens.

Dolores O'Riordan Cranberries Singer Dead at 46

1/15/2018 9:17 AM PST
Breaking News

3:10 PM PT -- Friends of Dolores tell TMZ ... she had been "dreadfully depressed" in recent weeks, and was also suffering with a lot of back pain.

11:08 AM PT -- Dolores tried taking her life by OD'ing back in 2013, saying she had suffered from depression and ultimately a mental breakdown. She was also diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Dolores said she believed some of her emotional problems emanated from being abused as a child.

The Cranberries lead singer, Dolores O'Riordan, died Monday in London.

Dolores was reportedly in London for a recording session. A rep for the band would only say she died "suddenly." The rep offered no further details.

The Irish band struck it big in the '90s ... when Dolores took over for their previous lead singer. Their songs "Zombie" and "Linger" were huge international hits. 

Dolores released 2 solo albums while the Cranberries were on hiatus. They got back together in 2009, and had planned a tour last year, but ended up canceling when Dolores had back pain.

She split from her husband of 20 years in 2014, and survived by 3 children. Dolores was 46.

#RIP

Chris Pratt Bet On Me, Of Course ... Not the Horse!!!

1/15/2018 12:31 PM PST

In a race against a horse, who'd win -- the horse or Chris Pratt?

If you guessed the horse and not the guy who plays Star-Lord in "Guardians of the Galaxy," then you're probably right -- but that didn't stop Pratt from sizing up a horse while filming an extensive workout scene Sunday in LA.

Unclear what movie he's shooting, or if he's actually racing the horse -- but Chris is focusing on work after the split from Anna Faris. Seems to be paying off, because he's in great shape.

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Danica Patrick 'Aaron Rodgers and I Are Dating'

1/15/2018 12:25 PM PST
Breaking News

Danica Patrick has officially confirmed what TMZ already knew ... she's dating Aaron Rodgers

After we posted a photo of the two out at dinner in Arizona, Danica spoke with the Associated Press and announced the new supercouple. 

"Yes, Aaron and I are dating."

Patrick says the two met at the ESPYs back in 2012 -- and have apparently stayed friendly. 

Danica says she's a longtime Chicago Bears fan -- but has always rooted for Aaron individually. She now says, "I am probably going to cheer for the whole team."

She then added ... "Take out the word 'probably.' Now I'm going to cheer for the whole team."

Martin Luther King III Oh, Trust ... My Dad Would be Pissed About 'Shithole' Comment

1/15/2018 11:19 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Martin Luther King Jr.'s son says his father would be "incensed" by President Trump's "shithole" comment ... but MLK III still sees a silver lining.

We got the civil rights leader's oldest son Monday at the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington, D.C., and he weighed in on 45's disparaging remark ... and his father's likely reaction to it.

Perhaps surprisingly, MLK III thinks there can be a positive outcome from Trump's racist sentiment.

Good day to ponder whether his father would be as gracious to the President.

Chris Martin & Dakota Johnson Our Love Life's a Beach!!! And Kenny G Agrees

1/15/2018 10:24 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin are going public -- the new couple strolled on the beach over the weekend, packed on some PDA and, for good measure ... hung out with Kenny G.

Chris and Dakota have been dating for a few months, but previously took great measures to keep it private. That all changed Sunday in Malibu ... where the "Fifty Shades of Grey" star and Chris looked inseparable. 

They had some unexpected company on the beach when Kenny G popped up, sadly without his saxophone. So, no Coldplay-Kenny G collab.

That Dakota's a lucky woman.

Al Sharpton to President Trump 'You Are a Racist'

1/15/2018 9:35 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Rev. Al Sharpton says President Trump is doing a horrible job of hiding who he really is ... a straight-up racist.

We got the Rev. at Reagan National Airport, and asked if he thought Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have had a sit-down with 45, given Trump's controversial track record on racial issues during his presidency.

Sharpton insists Trump's big on using photo ops to make it APPEAR like he's interested in the African-American community, and he's certain MLK would have seen right through that.

The President is denying he's racist -- after his "shithole" comment -- but Al's clearly not buying it.

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