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Snoop Dogg Gets Hollywood Walk Star Shout Out to Deez!!

11/19/2018 3:59 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

It's a doggy dog world in Hollywood, where Snoop Dogg was immortalized Monday with his own star on the Walk of Fame ... and he's got an idea of who (or what) should get one next.

The rapper was joined by Dr. Dre, Jimmy Kimmel and record producer Quincy Jones for the ceremony in front of the El Capitan Theater on Hollywood Boulevard. The Doggfather's star is No. 2,651 in the history of the Walk, which has been around since 1960.

We got Snoop after the ceremony and he didn't have a whole lot to say about getting the plaque ... but had an interesting suggestion on who should get a star next ... and they come in a pair.

Snoop's star comes just 4 days before the 25th anniversary of his debut album, "Doggystyle," which rose to the top of the charts and has sold more than 11 million copies worldwide. 

Born in Long Beach in 1971, Snoop's rap career began in the '80s, when his unique voice started appearing on mixtapes with Nate Dogg and Warren G ... Snoop went on to release 16 studio albums and earn 16 Grammy nominations. 

Snoop's legend goes way beyond rap ... he's co-hosted a VH1 show with Martha Stewart, made cameos in hit movies like "Training Day" and "Bruno," created and produced tons of TV shows and expanded into the legal marijuana business. 

What's his motherf***in' name??

Tekashi69 Busted by Feds for Racketeering ... Facing Life in Prison

11/19/2018 3:30 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

3:30 PM PT -- According to the 17-page indictment, obtained by TMZ, Tekashi is facing 6 counts ... the most serious of which is discharging a firearm while committing a crime. That count carries a possible life sentence, and a mandatory minimum of 25 years in prison.

His ex-manager, Shottie, is facing the same 6 counts.

Prosecutors say the acts of violence were intended to protect the gang's drug biz, retaliate against rival gangs or promote Nine Trey's rep on the streets.

2:55 PM PT -- Tekashi and his crew conspired to commit a slew of crimes, including drug deals, armed robberies and shootings ... according to the federal indictment.

The feds believe Tekashi himself pulled an armed robbery on April 3 along with his ex-manager, Shottie, and 2 other members of the Nine Trey Bloods. According to the docs, they robbed gang rivals at gunpoint.

The indictment also mentions the April 21 shooting incident at Barclays Center in Brooklyn ... and fingers Fuguan Lovick as the trigger man.

The indictment, first reported by the NY Daily News, lists 17 counts dating back to 2013.

The feds also say Tekashi and associates were hawking heroin, fentanyl, MDMA and marijuana all over NYC.

Tekashi69, his recently fired manager and 2 other former associates are in federal custody after getting busted on racketeering charges -- which almost certainly means the rapper's going to prison ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... 6ix9ine was arrested Sunday night by ATF agents in NYC, and the agents also hauled in his ex-manager, Shotti, at the same time. You'll recall Tekashi had just fired Shottie and much of his management team last week.

One of the other suspects arrested is Faheem Walter -- aka Crippy -- who got shot a few weeks ago during the altercation with Tekashi's record label head.

All 4 men are facing racketeering and firearms charges. We're told the investigation was a joint effort by ATF, NYPD and Homeland Security.

It's interesting, Tekashi was on "The Breakfast Club" just last week and admitted he only feared two things ... God and the FBI. 

Tekashi was already skating on thin ice. As we reported, the judge who gave him probation in his child sex case had warned him to keep his nose clean ... or he'd be going straight to prison.

Originally Published -- 5:39 AM PT

Brandi Glanville Help! That Guy Broke into My Ride!! Suspect Captured on Vid

11/19/2018 3:39 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Brandi Glanville caught a dude red-handed ... allegedly breaking into her Range Rover, and the whole incident was caught on camera -- including a foot chase to nab the suspect.

It all went down Sunday afternoon on Ventura Blvd. in the San Fernando Valley -- Brandi was walking up to her whip just as the alleged thief was going to work. He tried to flee the scene, but another guy -- possibly Brandi's friend -- gave chase on foot.

A photog who happened to be shooting the former 'Real Housewives' star captured the crazy scene, and even followed the action down the road ... as Brandi's friend pinned the suspect down until police arrived to arrest him.

Understandably, Brandi was emotional after witnessing the burglary-in-progress -- but luckily, she was unharmed.

Kim Porter Diddy Planning Elaborate Funeral ... Casket in Horse-Drawn Carriage

11/19/2018 2:08 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Kim Porter will be laid to rest in the same place she was raised ... and Diddy is making sure the ceremony is befitting the woman he says was more than a soulmate. 

Sources close to Diddy tell us Kim's funeral will be held Saturday in Columbus, Georgia. Porter grew up in Columbus, and graduated from Columbus High in 1988. It's also the same place her mom, Sarah, was buried in 2014.

Our sources say Friday night, Kim's friends and family will gather in town for a dinner. The funeral will be held the following day and the family is currently planning some event for Sunday.

As for the funeral ... we're told Diddy wants an extravagant ceremony. Our sources say he's talking about Kim's casket will travel by carriage, pulled by horses. 

Celebrity Pastor T.D. Jakes will conduct the service.

Diddy held a memorial for Kim Sunday night at his home in Bel Air, where nearly 100 people attended and shared memories of Porter -- celebs like French Montana and Mary J. Blige and Pharrell.

Earlier Sunday, Diddy broke his silence on her death, saying, "For the last three days I’ve been trying to wake up out of this nightmare. But I haven’t. I don’t know what I’m going to do without you baby."

Diddy continued ... "I miss you so much. Today I’m going to pay tribute to you, I’m going to try and find the words to explain our unexplainable relationship. We were more than best friends, we were more than soulmates. WE WERE SOME OTHER SHIT!! And I miss you so much. Super Black Love."

TMZ broke the story ... Porter was found dead in her L.A. home Thursday. Sources close told us she recently fell ill with the flu and complained she wasn't feeling well Wednesday night before she went to bed. Family members tried waking her Thursday, to no avail. She was pronounced dead at her home.

It's unclear if the flu was an underlying cause of death. Kim had traveled to Africa shortly before her death and authorities are looking into the possibility she contracted something there.

The cause of death should be known in 4 to 6 weeks after toxicology results are in.  

Kim was 47.

Stan Lee Bill Maher is 'Disgusting' ... Ripped by Stan's Co. for Trump Remark

11/19/2018 2:28 PM PST

Bill Maher just got a famous "Spider-Man" quote dropped on his head after he attacked Spidey's creator, Stan Lee ... accusing him of making Americans so dumb they elected Donald Trump

Stan Lee's company, POW! Entertainment, responded to Maher's blog about the late, great Marvel honcho ... saying Bill's opinion "that Stan merely inspired people to 'watch a movie' is in our opinion frankly disgusting."

Stan's team added, "Countless people can attest to how Stan inspired them to read, taught them that the world is not made up of absolutes, that heroes can have flaws and even villains can show humanity within their souls."

And, their coup de grace ... "We will rely on another of Stan’s lessons to remind you that you have a powerful platform, so please remember: 'With great power there must also come -- great responsibility!'"

As we told you, Bill claimed Stan's loyal fans "pretended comic books were actually sophisticated literature" ... and said Trump "could only get elected in a country that thinks comic books are important."

Heather Locklear Placed on Another Psych Hold

11/19/2018 11:22 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Heather Locklear has been placed on a psychiatric hold again after her therapist determined she was having another mental breakdown ... sources with knowledge tell TMZ.

Heather was at her home Sunday afternoon when her therapist and lawyer realized she desperately needed help. Someone called 911 and EMTs arrived, and Heather was taken to a hospital. 

There are reports she assaulted her boyfriend, but our sources say her BF was not there and had not been there for days. We're told this was an ongoing mental health issue that resurfaced over the weekend. 

We do not know if alcohol was involved, but no crime was committed. The medical call was simply placed as a health precaution.

Heather recently completed a stint in rehab after being 5150'd several months ago.

Kevin Durant Cusses Out Mavericks Fans ... Over 'Cupcake' Insults

11/19/2018 2:38 PM PST
Exclusive Details

2:38 PM PT -- Another witness tells TMZ Sports ... the hecklers had been bombarding KD with the "cupcake" insults to the point where it became unbearable. 

That witness tells us KD complained to the refs at one point but the fans were not removed or disciplined in any way. 

The witness says KD's explicit outburst was completely justified. Kevin Durant went off on a heckler who was sitting courtside at the Mavs game this weekend -- telling the guy, "Watch the f**king game and shut the f**k up."

It all went down during the 1st quarter of the Warriors vs. Mavs game in Dallas on Saturday. 

One witness who was sitting in spitting distance from the incident tells us ... the heckler was just saying the typical NBA fan trash talk -- calling KD names like, "Cupcake" and other insults. 

But, KD wasn't having it -- walking over to the group, leaning in ... and cussing the guys out. 

Did Durant's warning work? Nope. 

We're told the group laughed off the incident because they knew they got to him and ramped up the trash talk even more for the rest of the game. 

Ultimately, the Mavs BEAT the Warriors 112 to 109 ... with KD dropping 32 points. 

It ain't the first time KD's had to deal with hecklers -- he got into it with some trash talkers back in June and was held back when the guys shouted out that his alma mater (University of Texas) is "butt."

Originally Published -- 1:46 PM PST

Blac Chyna Buy My New Skin Lightening Cream!

11/19/2018 10:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Blac Chyna is cashing in on a beauty product -- a controversial one -- she says she's been using for skin care ... TMZ has learned.

BC is partnering with Whitenicious by Dencia to roll out something called "Whitenicious X Blac Chyna Diamond Illuminating & Lightening Cream." It goes for $250 per jar, and the jar is studded with Swarovski crystals ... so ya know it's fancy.

The cream is being marketed to men and women of all skin types. Blac Chyna's reps tell TMZ ... BC's been using Whitenicious dark spot corrector for a few years to deal with her hyperpigmentation.  

We're told Chyna felt this was a good deal for her because a lot of women of color suffer from skin issues. True enough, however, skin lightening products have also come under fire from critics who think they feed into a European beauty standard ... aka "the lighter the better."

Think baseball great Sammy Sosa.

As we reported, BC is currently getting $0 in child support from Rob Kardashian -- still, she ain't hurting for money, and she's now added an additional revenue stream.

Paris Hilton & Chris Zylka Splitsville ... Engagement's Off!!

11/19/2018 9:36 AM PST
Exclusive Details

Paris Hilton will NOT be walking down the aisle as planned -- she's broken up with her latest fiance, Chris Zylka ... TMZ confirms.

Sources close to the now-exes tell us Paris called things off with Chris several weeks ago. They got engaged at the beginning of the year during a trip to Aspen after dating for about a year before that.

We're told Paris realized Chris just wasn't the one, and things between them had moved too fast. Paris hopes the two can remain friends and wishes Zylka all the best.

We got Paris two weeks ago at LAX, and she was still rocking that $2 million engagement ring. We asked her if everything was still cool with Chris and the wedding ... and she said all was good. 

Our photog also quizzed Paris' mom, Kathy Hilton, a couple months back as to why the couple's wedding was pushed back ... and she served up a seemingly legit reason

This is Paris' second engagement ... she and Paris Latsis were ready to tie the knot in 2005 before calling it off. 

Back to the drawing board.

Diddy Private Memorial for Kim Porter At Bel-Air Mansion

11/19/2018 7:19 AM PST

Diddy hosted a private memorial to honor Kim Porter -- the mother of 3 of his children -- and the event was filled with friends, family and stories about Kim's life.

More than a hundred people came to Diddy's Bel-Air home Sunday to remember Kim. The house was filled with photos of Porter and the family. A candlelit walkway lined the entrance as guests arrived.

French Montana, Mary J. Blige and Pharrell were among the guests. 

There were heaters in the back for comfort ... it's getting cooler in SoCal.

TMZ broke the story ... Kim was found dead in her Toluca Lake home on Thursday. The 47-year-old mother of 4 had recently fallen ill with the flu, and complained she wasn't feeling well before going to bed Wednesday night.

The official cause of death will take 4 to 6 weeks, when toxicology reports are in. 

Joshua Jackson Sunday, Fun Day with New Bae!!

11/19/2018 10:18 AM PST

Joshua Jackson got a little handsy over the weekend ... with a gorgeous gal pal.

The former '90s heartthrob was spotted holding hands Sunday in L.A. with actress Jodie Turner-Smith while out for lunch. They were all smiles and making it crystal clear ... they're very much into each other.

As you know ... Joshua split from Diane Kruger about 2 years ago after their 10-year relationship came to an end. He was later seen stepping out with model Shafia West and, earlier this year, Josh was linked to TV host Alyssa Julya Smith. The bachelor life ain't easy.

As for Jodie ... she's an up-and-comer. Ya might have seen her in "The Last Ship" on TNT and she's set to appear on the Syfy channel's "Nightflyers" in December.

She's busy, but not too busy for Joshua.

Harvey Weinstein Accused of Turning Rape Case into 'Public Circus' ... Manhattan D.A. Fires Back

11/19/2018 10:43 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

10:40 AM PT -- Weinstein's attorney, Ben Brafman, tells TMZ that "Nothing in the DA's response gives us any more confidence in the integrity of the Grand Jury's proceedings."

He adds, "As for the hearing that the People fear will become a 'circus' - it is they who created the circus with the DA and the NYPD calling each other liars."

Harvey Weinstein's NYC rape case should absolutely move forward, according to prosecutors who insist the whole case has NOT been tainted by one rogue detective.

The D.A.'s Office filed its response to Weinstein's motion to dismiss and accuses Weinstein's team of trying to turn the case into a "circus" with Det. Nicholas DiGaudio at the center of it. As we reported, prosecutors dropped one count against Weinstein after it came out DiGaudio had engaged in witness tampering.

Prosecutors insist Weinstein's motion to dismiss all the other counts is based on "pure speculation." According to the docs, obtained by TMZ ... there's no evidence DiGaudio met with another key witness and, "In truth, the only reason the defendant wants a hearing is to provide a public circus that will further the public relations campaign the defendant has been waging from the outset of this case."

As we reported, Weinstein's attorney, Ben Brafman, filed a motion earlier this month to have the case dismissed ... claiming one alleged victim, Mimi Haleyi, remained in contact with Weinstein 7 months after alleging he forcibly performed oral sex.

Brafman argued that because of former lead detective DiGaudio's previous incident of witness tampering, the case is tainted and should be thrown out.

Originally Published -- 10:05 AM PST

Man Arrested Threatened to Drop Bombs in Bathroom ... Claims He Meant Poop!

11/19/2018 7:56 AM PST
Breaking News

A New Orleans man was arrested at a Willie's Chicken Shack after allegedly claiming he was going to "blow the bathroom up."

Problem is ... the guy claims he was talking about butt bombs -- not actual explosives!!!

And yes, this is a real story. 

The man in the mug shot is 30-year-old Arthur Posey -- who hit up the Canal Street restaurant at night on Nov. 13. 

Employees told police Posey made a violent threat against the place -- allegedly saying, "Y’all about to close right now because I’m going to get a bomb and blow this place up.”

When cops tracked down Posey, he claimed it was a giant misunderstanding -- explaining he told staffers he was going to "blow the bathroom up" ... meaning, he was gonna poop his brains out. 

Cops didn't buy what Posey was selling and arrested him. He's now facing 2 counts of communicating false information of planned arson.

He's due back in court later this month -- where he'll try to convince a judge the allegations are just a bunch of crap.  

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