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Gianni Versace Real Crime Scene Less Chaotic ... Than Portrayed on 'American Crime Story'

1/18/2018 4:43 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Gianni Versace's crime scene wasn't nearly as chaotic as FX's 'American Crime Story' portrayed.

Carlos Noriega -- a former lieutenant in charge of the Violent Crimes Unit for Miami Beach PD -- tells us he was the 4th person to arrive on the scene back in 1997.

He says contrary to what 'ACS' portrayed on Wednesday night's premiere episode, a tourist did NOT sneak past an officer to dip a Versace magazine ad into his fresh blood ... and then get off scot-free. Noriega says that would never happen ... and, frankly, couldn't have.

Instead of taping off a tiny perimeter around the crime scene like 'ACS' depicts, Noriega says cops taped off a much wider area around Ocean Blvd. -- and any people standing around were quite far away. He also says there weren't that many spectators on day 1.

FX had a disclaimer on the show telling viewers the series was based on true events, but that some of their depictions were "combined or imagined for dramatic and interpretive purposes."

BTW ... the whole magazine ad thing was reported in a Newsweek article back then -- an account that was never confirmed. 

Brooke Hogan Dad Would Kick Ass as Senator But I Want Him in the Ring

1/18/2018 4:55 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Brooke Hogan's not exactly jumping for joy at the prospect of her dad running for Senator -- but only because she thinks his heart's really in the squared circle ... of wrestling, not politics.

We got Hulk Hogan's daughter Thursday outside the Sally Hershberger salon in L.A. -- and much like her father, she's confident he'd be a winner if he chooses to run for U.S. Senate.

She says he'd be great at bringing people together, and firmly believes everything he's gone through the past few years would prepare him for Washington.

Like Roger Stone, Brooke agrees candidate Hogan could overcome past scandals. However, like millions of fans, she'd prefer to see Hulk in a wrestling ring.

Former NY Giants Star Derrick Ward Accused of Brutality Against Wife

1/18/2018 4:16 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Former New York Giants running back Derrick Ward threatened to kill his wife and physically attacked her ... so she claims in new legal docs.

Naomi Lee Allen-Ward just got a restraining order, claiming Derrick has been verbally, emotionally and physically abusive toward her.

She gives several instances in her docs, including one where she says he was schooling her daughter about scuffed shoes and she chimed in to help calm down the situation. She says he responded, "You always have to f***ing say something! I hate you! I'll kill you! I don't care if I go to jail."

In another instance, during an argument in October of last year, she says he lunged toward her, poked her in the face and put his hands around her throat, saying, "You're so f***ing stupid."

She says she's been on the receiving end of monthly outbursts since their relationship began 9 years ago, but he became physically abusive over the last year. She says he shoves her, punches walls, breaks objects ... all in front of their children.

The restraining order requires Derrick to stay 100 yards away from his wife and children. 

We reached out to Ward ... so far, no word back.

O.J. Simpson LOVES Vegas ... Ditches Florida Plans

1/18/2018 3:26 PM PST
Breaking News

What commits crimes in Vegas, stays in Vegas ... at least, when it comes to O.J. Simpson

The Juice has officially scratched pre-prison release plans to move to Florida because he's fallen in love with Sin City, and the fact that he gets to play golf while the rest of the country freezes. 

"Mr. Simpson has no immediate plans to return to Florida," Simpson's attorney Malcolm LaVergne told the AP. 

"He's very much enjoying his time here in Vegas. It's January, he gets to play golf every day."

Simpson had told state parole officials he planned to move to Florida after serving his time for armed robbery in Nevada ... but it's a different ballgame now. He gets treated like a star in Vegas, not a murderer. 

Orlando Brown Epic Mug Shot After Family Beef

1/18/2018 2:25 PM PST
Breaking News

Ex-Disney star Orlando Brown posed for this incredible mug shot after a family dispute led to cops arresting him for a completely different case.

Cops were called to the former "That's So Raven" star's apartment Thursday morning in Barstow where police say he, his girlfriend and her mother got into a heated shouting match. Cops say they checked the system and an active warrant popped up for both Orlando and his girlfriend's mother.

Orlando's arrest stemmed from when he allegedly struck his GF in a police parking lot last year in Torrance. It's unclear if it's the same girlfriend he was arguing with Thursday. He was taken to jail on battery against a spouse, resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance.

He remains behind bars.

Ric Flair Barely Walking in Hospital Pic ... But I'm Back, Baby!!

1/18/2018 3:15 PM PST
Breaking News

It's hard to envision just how close to death Ric Flair was in 2017 ... until you see the photo of the WWE legend while he was recovering in the hospital. 

Nature Boy just posted a pic taken right around the time he woke up from his medically induced coma back in August. He looks extremely frail as he tries to walk with the help of a wheelchair. 

The good news ... Flair also posted a "NOW" pic -- in which he's bulked up and crushing a stationary bike!

WOOOOO!!!

Chelsea Handler TV Star Dog Chunk Dies

1/18/2018 2:10 PM PST

Chelsea Handler's dog, Chunk -- who became famous on her show -- has died.

Handler made the announcement Thursday, saying, "I’m crying because of how much I loved him. My chunky monkey. I love you, baby. Softest doggy in the world."

The talk show host also lost her dog, Tammy, in August after suffering kidney failure.

Chunk was a staple on "Chelsea" and made regular appearances on her various social media platforms.

It's unclear how Chunk died, but he was recently battling health issues of his own.

RIP.

Meek Mill Someone Shot Me at Your Concert So I'll Take a Shot at You in Court

1/18/2018 1:50 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Meek Mill is responsible for a fan getting shot at one of his concerts ... so claims the fan who is now suing him.

The concert in question went down December 30, 2016 at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, CT.  Two men died from the gunfire and 2 others were injured.

Dylan Thomas was shot in the leg, and claims Meek's responsible because he was the man in charge. Thomas goes on to say there has been violence at previous Meek Mill concerts, so he should have known the real possibility of more violence existed and therefore should have had more security. 

The incident went down after the concert in a parking lot on the premises.

The lawsuit also names Roc Nation as a defendant, alleging it allowed "thugs" to remain on the premises after they had exhibited disorderly, disruptive, argumentative, angry, and/or agitated behavior.

Meek had been previously sued by the family of one of the men who died, who claimed that the presence of "thugs" incited the violence. Meek responded that the "thug" fan reference in that lawsuit was racist. 

Kim Kardashian Don't be Fooled ... Baby Name's not Louis Vuitton-Themed

1/18/2018 1:35 PM PST
Exclusive Details

The name of Kim and Kanye's third child remains a mystery but, despite juicy Internet speculation, it has NOTHING to do with Louis Vuitton.

We're told Kim's Instagram post of the iconic Louis Vuitton print Wednesday that whipped fans into a frenzy was meant to honor Kim Jones, not drop a baby name hint.

We're told Jones -- LV's menswear designer since 2011 -- showed his latest collection on the runway Wednesday night, so Kim K's post was simply a shout-out. Jones also once designed a shoe with Kanye.

Adding fuel to this Louis Vuitton baby name theory is the fact Kim also shared a shot of her trash bins plastered with the LV logo a few days before their baby girl was born, but again ... we're told it's just a coincidence.

As for any true leads on the baby name ... Kanye's no help either.

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Roger Stone I'm Pushing Hulk Hogan for Senate 'Cause Fame Trumps All!!!

1/18/2018 1:03 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Roger Stone has one good reason for floating the idea of Hulk Hogan running for a U.S. Senate seat -- and that reason's sitting in the Oval Office right now.

We got President Trump's former adviser Thursday in NYC and got his reaction to Hulk telling us he's not interested, for now, in a political career -- and he's urging the former wrestler to reconsider.

Roger points out there are plenty of role models to prove there's a place for the Hulkster in D.C. -- Ronald Reagan, Donald Trump and Jesse Ventura.

As for past scandals ... Stone said, history proves Hulk can overcome it.

Kim Kardashian Slams Lamar Odom for Visiting Brothels ... After His Khloe Diss

1/18/2018 2:01 PM PST

Kim Kardashian went straight for Lamar Odom's jugular after he dissed Khloe Kardashian ... making fun of him for visiting brothels.

Kim replied to a tweet Thursday in which Lamar was quoted from his interview on BET's "Mancave" that read ... "I knew my marriage to Khloe was over 'when she was on her second or third NBA player.'"

Safe to say, Kim wasn't having it ... she responded ... "Or second or third brothel."

Lamar has been known to visit brothels in the past, most famously when he OD'd at one in Nevada a few years back. Khloe has dated NBA star James Harden, and is currently preggo with Tristan Thompson's kid.

No love lost here, apparently.

In other news...

Kim Kardashian's Cryptic Instagram Post Has Fans Guessing Her Baby's Name!

This Could Be The Wildest Celeb Baby Name Yet!

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TMZ Live: Casey Affleck & James Franco: Oscar Ban?

1/17/2018 10:45 AM PST

HERE'S THE RUNDOWN
  • Kim & Kanye: New Baby Pic Update! 
  • Tom Cruise: Crazy Stunt Gone Wrong
  • Amber Rose: Goodbye, Big Boobs!
  • Will Smith: Wild Zoo Adventure 

Blac Chyna House Manager in a Coma Rob & Tyga Help With Medical Expenses

1/18/2018 11:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Blac Chyna's house manager is in a coma and it's got Chyna's exes, Tyga and Rob Kardashian, opening their wallets to help pay for medical expenses.  

Patty, who also helped run Chyna's clothing line, suffered a stroke in July but continued to work -- despite doctor's orders -- to support her 3 kids. She went into a coma in December due to bleeding on the brain.

What's worse ... Patty was pregnant and doctors had to terminate the baby. 

Patty's family set up a GoFundMe page and Tyga was one of the first to donate -- $5k under his real name, Michael Stevenson. Rob also donated $10k and, as of Thursday morning, $18k of the $50k goal had been raised in just a few hours. 

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