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Mike 'The Situation' Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud ... 'Jersey Shore' Trip OK'd

1/19/2018 8:50 AM PST
Breaking News

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino just entered a guilty plea in his tax evasion case ... but his situation Friday morning in court ain't ALL bad news.

The "Jersey Shore" star walked into the Newark court with his girlfriend, Lauren Pesce, and entered his guilty plea as expected. During the hearing, the judge approved Sitch to travel to Florida to shoot a "Jersey Shore" reunion.

Situation will be sentenced April 25, and it's unclear what kind of sentence he's staring down. When he initially entered a not guilty plea, he faced up to 15 years in prison. But as we reported ... the U.S. Attorney's Office filed docs informing the judge it had struck plea agreements with Mike and his brother.

We broke the story ... Mike allegedly failed to pay his full tax bill on nearly $9 million in earnings made between 2010 and 2012.

Porn Star Stormy Daniels I'm Gettin' Gigantic Tips off Trump

1/19/2018 6:36 AM PST

Stormy Daniels may have taken hush money from Donald Trump, and that's now paying handsome dividends.

Stormy's headlining Saturday night at the Trophy Club in Greenville, South Carolina and the owner's using the Trump scandal to lure in the curious.

She reportedly hooked up with Trump back in 2006 -- something she first reportedly claimed and now denies. The Wall Street Journal reports Trump's lawyer funneled over $130k to her during the 2016 campaign to keep her quiet.

So, in the greatest American tradition, Stormy is now on her own campaign trail ... Make America Horny Again!

Capitalism ... ain't it the best?

Naya Rivera Police Photos of Husband's Alleged Injuries

1/19/2018 8:18 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Naya Rivera doesn't pack a punch ... at least that's the way it seems from police pics of her estranged husband.

As we reported, Naya was arrested Thanksgiving weekend after allegedly attacking Ryan Dorsey in West Virginia ... over an argument involving their child.

Ryan told cops Naya struck him in the middle of his lower lip and the back right side of his head, but the pics don't show any real injuries.

Naya, who has since filed for divorce, told cops she had been emotional because of her menstrual cycle.

Charges against Naya were dropped this week after Dorsey said he did not want to press charges.

Aly Raisman Blasts Larry Nassar ... You're 'Sick, Pathetic'

1/19/2018 7:19 AM PST
Breaking News

8:45 AM PT -- Raisman just addressed the court with her impact statement ... and took Nassar to task for his years of abuse.

"You are so sick, I can't even comprehend how angry I am," Aly said ... adding that he's "pathetic" for begging the judge to stop his victims' statements.

Raisman also went after Team USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic committee for their negligence.

"It's clear if change is left up to these organizations, history will repeat itself."

Aly Raisman and her former Team USA teammate, Jordyn Wieber, are facing Larry Nassar on the final day of his sentencing ... with Jordyn bravely addressing the disgraced doctor she says abused her "time after time, appointment after appointment."

Jordyn gave her impact statement before taking a seat next to Raisman in the front row of the Michigan courtroom ... revealing she too was abused by Nassar, just like all of her "Fierce 5" teammates -- Raisman, McKayla MaroneyGabby Douglas and Simone Biles.

"I thought that training for the Olympics would be the hardest thing I would ever had to do," Wieber said to Nassar, while fighting back tears.

"But in fact, the hardest thing I ever had to do was process that I was a victim of Larry Nassar."

Over 100 women in total are expected to give statements ... before the judge decides Nassar's fate later today.

Kim Kardashian Topless in Bed!!! What Baby Name?

1/19/2018 7:22 AM PST

Kim Kardashian throws up the greatest smoke screens.

Kim shared this shot of herself naked in bed, and suddenly nobody's clamoring for her and Kanye West to announce their new baby girl's name.

Less than 72 hours after she was celebrating the arrival of their bundle of joy, Mama KK made sure to remind us she's still the fam's top sex symbol. Besides ... Kylie's on the shelf.

Gotta hand it to Kim -- best snap back ever! 

Bonus reminder: Rolls-Royces are really nice too.

Kodak Black Arrested in Florida Hit With 7 Charges

1/18/2018 8:17 PM PST
Breaking News

Kodak Black was just arrested in Florida on a slew of charges including grand theft of firearm, possession of marijuana and neglecting a child.

Details of the arrest are currently unclear, but the rapper was hit with 7 charges in total.

-Grand theft of firearm.

-2 charges of possession of weapon or ammo by a felon.

-Possession of marijuana over 20 grams.

-Neglect child without great bodily harm.

-2 probation violation charges.

Kodak has had numerous run-ins with the cops over the years ... he was released from jail back in June after serving 97 days of a 364-day sentence. Black's early release stemmed from the completion of a voluntary life skills course behind bars.

Kodak's in the middle of serving a one year house arrest sentence where he needed permission from his probation officer and the court before traveling anywhere. If the new charges stick, it appears he will be serving some serious time.

The rapper was also indicted on sexual conduct charges last year ... that case is ongoing.

We reached out to Kodak's attorney who had no comment.

Vladimir Putin Strips for Jesus ... And Frozen Lake Dip

1/19/2018 6:44 AM PST

Vladimir Putin is not losing his religion -- he IS getting half naked for it though ... in public.

The Russian President took off a perfectly warm sheepskin coat and boots to take a dip in an icy lake about 250 miles north of Moscow. He wasn't alone. Putin was commemorating the baptism of Jesus in Orthodox Christian tradition ... and people do it all over Russia every year.

This was the first time Putin publicly marked the Epiphany.

His favorite horse was spared from the bone-chilling tradition.

Pele Hospitalized In Brazil ... After Collapsing

1/19/2018 5:49 AM PST
Breaking News

Soccer legend Pele was rushed to a hospital in Brazil early Thursday morning after collapsing ... but doctors seem confident he'll be okay. 

So far, it appears the 77-year-old's medical episode is being chalked up to exhaustion. 

Pele was set to host a dinner in London with the Football Writers Association on Sunday -- but the FWA now says he will not make it for obvious reasons. The FWA also issued a statement about Pele's health. 

"In the early hours of Thursday morning, Pele collapsed and was taken to hospital in Brazil where he has undergone a series of tests which appear to point to severe exhaustion." 

"He remains on fluids while doctors monitor his recovery. Thankfully, there is no suggestion of anything more serious than exhaustion."

'Wind River' Star Kelsey Asbille Said Chow to Last Name Because ... Hollywood's a Tricky Place!!!

1/19/2018 6:58 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

"Wind River" star Kelsey Asbille straight-up blames Hollywood for having to change her last name from Chow ... it was the only way to survive in this town.

We got Kelsey at LAX Thursday and asked her why she changed her last name. Kelsey's pretty straight forward -- "Chow" woulda pigeonholed her to limited roles ... AKA playing the Chinese woman role.

Kelsey changed her last name in 2017 to Kelsey Asbille and landed "Wind River" ... in which she plays a Native American. She says that ain't problematic at all ... and explains why.

Wahlberg, Duhamel & Reigns Not in DEA Crosshairs Over Alleged Steroid Ties

1/19/2018 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel and WWE superstar Roman Reigns don't have to worry about a DEA probe into their alleged ties to a steroid dealer ... because the law is on their side.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the 3 celebs -- who were named in a phone interview of imprisoned steroids dealer, Richard Rodriguez -- won't be investigated by the DEA because the agency doesn't target alleged buyers of illegal drugs.

Instead, the DEA focuses its efforts on going after kingpins like Rodriguez -- along with other traffickers, manufacturers and distributors.

As we reported ... Wahlberg, Duhamel and Reigns were all accused by Rodriguez of using aliases to purchase 'roids. Reigns has denied the allegations, and says he has no idea who the dude is. Wahlberg has also said the accusations are false.

Rodriguez is currently facing charges for conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids and money laundering.

Kris Jenner Stocks Up for 3 New Grandkids With Major Stroller Binge

1/19/2018 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Kris Jenner really is the super (rich) grandma we all wish we had ... 'cause she dropped close to $10k to make sure her 3 new grandkids will be strollin' in the dough.

Kris recently picked up 5 new pricey-as-hell baby strollers for Kim, Khloe and Kylie's kids -- all of which are valued at nearly $11,000 total ... even though she only spent around $8k.

Sources tell us Kris recently purchased 3 Silver Cross Balmoral Prams -- 2 black, 1 white -- at the Couture Kids baby store on Robertson Blvd. in WeHo, which cost $2,699 each. That's $8,097, if you're counting.

We're also told she was gifted 2 Silver Cross wave strollers, which normally cost $1,299 each. Sources say they were shipped out to Kris Thursday ... she put in her orders and requests at least 3 weeks ago.

As we reported ... Kris didn't skimp on baby gear for Kim's newest little girl. Looks like the other babies-to-come are getting the same treatment.

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'Moonlight' Star Jharrel Jerome 'Get Out' May Lose at Oscars Because of Trump

1/19/2018 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

"Moonlight" star Jharrel Jerome is fearful ... in the world of Donald Trump, black-themed movies may not stand a chance at the Oscars. 

We got Jharrel Thursday at Salt Lake City International Airport and he seemed disheartened at the chances of "Get Out" winning ANYTHING at the Oscars ... and it sounds like he blames it on Trump and the worsening racial tensions in the last year. 

"Get Out" was shut out at the Golden Globes and he worries Jordan Peele's film may suffer in the current climate. 

Our photog also asks whether nominating black-themed movies might be a ploy to pay lip service to the films with no intention of bestowing awards on them.

WWE's Alexa Bliss Hey Ronda Rousey ... BRING IT!

1/19/2018 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

WWE Raw women's champ Alexa Bliss ain't sweatin' Ronda Rousey -- in fact, she's got a message for  the UFC legend ... "I'm not worried."

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Ronda recently had dinner with Triple H and it seems like a deal to bring her to the WWE is imminent. 

So, when we saw Bliss at LAX, we had to ask if she was scared Ronda would be coming for her belt

"Please, I'm a fighting champion," Bliss said ... "I'm not worried about anybody taking my belt."

As for the rumors Rousey could make her debut in the first ever women's Royal Rumble match -- Alexa addresses those, too. 

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