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Tupac Murder Weapon Was Found!!! Current Location a Mystery

12/15/2017 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The handgun used to shoot and kill Tupac Shakur turned up in a Compton backyard -- 19 years ago -- but, mysteriously, no one in law enforcement seems to know where it is today.

That bombshell information comes from a police document dug up by producers of the A&E docu-series, "Who Killed Tupac?" According to the document, here's how it unfolded.

A .40 caliber Glock was found by a citizen in his backyard in 1998 ... which he reported to police. Compton PD records show it was booked as found property on May 30, 1998.

In 2000, L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. took over law enforcement of Compton, and 3,800 confiscated firearms -- including that Glock -- were transferred to the LASD. 

Fast forward to 2006, when Deputy T. Brennan -- who'd been working the Notorious B.I.G. murder -- was sifting through records. According to the doc, he recognized the address where the gun was found as the home of the girlfriend of a prominent Crip member ... known to have beef with Pac.

The deputy immediately ordered ballistic testing, and bam -- the results were a match for the firearm used to kill Tupac.

You'd think the weapon would be immediately sent to Vegas, where Pac's murder was still unsolved. Instead, a federal prosecutor assigned to the case cited concerns the discovery might alert potential conspirators -- and recommended the gun NOT be turned over to LVPD.

It's not spelled out in the document, but it seems the concern might have been about renewed gang violence if it came out a Crip was tied to Tupac's murder.

Tupac's brother was floored by the information when he met with Benjamin Crump, the civil rights attorney producing the A&E series.  

A&E says it contacted LVPD, and some officers said the gun definitely never got to them, while others said they were unsure. Bottom line ... if anyone knows where it is now, they're not copping to it.

The final episode of "Who Killed Tupac?" airs Tuesday night.

Ronda Rousey No Deal with WWE ... Yet

12/15/2017 12:50 AM PST
Exclusive Details

Ronda Rousey and the WWE have been circling each other for months ... but sources close to both sides tell TMZ Sports Ronda has NOT put pen to paper -- not yet, at least.

It's no secret that there's serious interest -- Rousey's teased the move and even appeared in a backstage WWE promo ... and company honchos Triple H and Stephanie McMahon have both gone on record saying they'd love to have her.

But, multiple independent sources from all sides of the deal have told us contract talks have NOT gotten off the ground.

As one source bluntly put it, "[Ronda's team] hasn't begun any negotiations with the WWE."

Doesn't mean they won't hit the negotiation table in the future ... but as far as what's cookin' right now -- no deal.

FYI, we're told Rousey is still working out hard (unclear if she's doing specific wrestling training). She's also shooting for her role in Mark Wahlberg's movie, "Mile 22."

Busy lady. 

Tomi Lahren Don't Count Out Omarosa ... Mueller Won't Nail Trump

12/15/2017 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Tomi Lahren thinks Omarosa has nine lives when it comes to President Trump.

We got the FOX News contributor at LAX Thursday and she thinks the only thing Omarosa's unceremonious exit proves is it's never a dull moment at the White House these days. As for the future ... she's betting the Prez keeps his former adviser close.

Tomi saved her hottest take, though, for Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. While even some of Trump's allies think it's getting too close, Tomi said the probe stinks like ... well, just watch.

DJ Khaled's Son Balling Out ... With (Baby) Bottle Service!

12/15/2017 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

DJ Khaled's famous son is just a 1-year-old, but he's already mastered the art of ordering bottle service ... 'cause yeah ... baby bottles count too!

The mega rapper/producer hit up the grand opening of The Hideaway bar Wednesday night in Fort Lauderdale, and brought Asahd along for the turn up. Don't worry it was a family event -- the bar's owned by the bro of Khaled's fiancee, Nicole Tuck.

The kid's getting this VIP thing down! We're told he chilled in the back of Dad's Range Rover on the way to the club -- soaking up cartoons and sipping -- and the whole fam bounced by 11 PM.

Asahd out!

Lil Yachty I'm Cool with Joe Budden Now If He's Cool with Bald Jokes

12/15/2017 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Lil Yachty's doing his best to downplay the beef he and Migos had brewing Joe Budden -- but it's hard to believe him when they just collab'd on a Budden diss track!

We got the "Peek A Boo" rapper at LAX Thursday, and asked if he wants Budden to see the upcoming video for "Ice Tray." He admits they hired a Joe look-alike just to troll him, but says he thinks the real Joe should realize it's all in good fun.

Yachty revealed a behind-the-scenes secret about the video having to do with Budden's bald head --and also slammed the "groupies" who leaked the prank early.

As we reported ... the Budden/Migos beef began during an interview before the BET Awards in June.

For some reason, Yachty thinks it's all cooled down now, despite "Ice Tray" lyrics like ... "If a n***a hatin', call him Joe Budden (p***y!)”

I F A N I G G A H A T I N C A L L E M J O E B U D D E N #ICETRAY T H A G A N G N E W S I N G L E A L E R T 🚨

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Emil in 'RoboCop' 'Memba Him?!

12/15/2017 12:00 AM PST

Paul McCrane played the cop killing Emil Antonowski -- who famously drives into a vat of toxic waste and melts on-screen -- in the 1987 cyborg masterpiece, 'RoboCop.' Guess what he looks like now!

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' More Force Needed For H'wood Theater Security

12/14/2017 4:04 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The Force and the force -- LAPD, that is -- will be extra strong in Hollywood for Thursday night's premiere screenings of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."  

We're told more than 20 extra uniformed officers and frequent neighborhood patrols will be deployed around the biggest movie theaters in the heart of Hollywood. Undercover cops will be on the beat as well.

A source at Grauman's Chinese Theatre tells us it's also bringing in private security from an outside firm. There's no specific threat -- we're told the extra muscle's necessary to smoothly move the massive number of moviegoers coming to get a piece of 'Jedi.'

We're told they're nearly sold out ... for the whole weekend! Get there early.

Omarosa I'm Back in D.C. ... No Questions, Please!!!

12/14/2017 3:55 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Omarosa has returned to Washington D.C. and, for once, she's trying to keep a very low profile ... and succeeding!

Nearly 48 hours after her exit from the White House ... Omarosa was back inside the Beltway. We spotted her right after she landed at Reagan National around 5:30 PM ET, but as soon as she saw us ... she bolted. Literally.

She made the most of her winter coat, bundling up and concealing her face -- and that was before she stepped outside. Seems Omarosa's trying to avoid questions about President Trump, or what happened Tuesday night at the White House.

As we reported, she'd love to score a new government gig. CIA, check out these covert moves.

Mario Batali Fired from 'The Chew'

12/14/2017 3:37 PM PST
Breaking News

Mario Batali is officially cut from "The Chew" ... for good.

ABC completed its review into multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against the celeb chef -- and says, "While we remain unaware of any type of inappropriate behavior involving him and anyone affiliated with our show, ABC takes matters like this very seriously as we are committed to a safe work environment and his past behavior violates our standards of conduct."

As we reported ... 4 women claimed Batali had inappropriately touched them in the past, 3 of whom used to work for him. Batali said some of the accusations matched up with ways he'd acted.

Russell Simmons NYPD SVU Opens Investigation Into Rape Allegations

12/14/2017 2:58 PM PST
Breaking News

5:00 PM PT -- "America's Next Top Model" judge Kelly Cutrone is also accusing Simmons of sexual misconduct, telling the New York Post he tried to rape her after they left a party together in 1991 ... but she was able to fight him off and flee.Russell Simmons is under the microscope of the NYPD, which is now investigating him for multiple rape allegations.

NYPD's special victims unit is reportedly looking into at least 7 claims of sexual misconduct against the Def Jam co-founder ... some dating back to the early '80s. According to the L.A. Times ... detectives are already reaching out to some of the alleged victims. 

As we reported ... Simmons stepped down from his businesses last month after Jenny Lumet claimed he raped her in the '90s. Model Keri Claussen Khalighi has also accused him of rape. 

Simmons denies the rapes and says all his sexual encounters were consensual.

TMZ broke the story ... his lawyers say he took and passed a polygraph to address Khalighi's allegation. We've reached out to Simmons about the NYPD investigation ... so far, no word back. 

Billy Baldwin Lindsey Vonn Could Be Next Kaepernick ... Crush Trump at Olympics

12/14/2017 3:03 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Lindsey Vonn says she won't be representing Donald Trump at the Olympics ... but is she gonna let her actions speak louder than words, a la Colin Kaepernick??

Billy Baldwin posed the question at LAX -- telling TMZ Sports Lindsey has a chance to REALLY stick it to POTUS by taking a page outta Kaep's book at the 2018 Games. 

"She wins a gold medal, and as the flag is ascending, does she take a knee on the podium?" 

Billy wouldn't say whether or not he thought Vonn would go all-in ... but either way, the Baldwin bro says he's proud of the superstar skier for joining all the athletes exercising their freedom of speech. 

"She doesn't agree with Trump's agenda and she's taking a stand. I totally admire that and respect that."

Russell Simmons Polygraph Proves I'm Innocent In Alleged Sexual Assault

12/14/2017 2:29 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Russell Simmons hooked himself up to a lie detector, and says the results prove he did NOT sexually assault model Keri Claussen Khalighi.

TMZ obtained this image of Simmons taking the polygraph Wednesday in the L.A. area. Russell's camp says it was administered by a national leader in the field of polygraphing. We're told he was asked a series of questions about the allegations made by Khalighi.

You'll recall, she claims Simmons forced her into performing oral sex on him -- back in 1991 when she was 17 -- while director Brett Ratner sat and watched.

According to Simmons' attorneys, Michael Sterling and E. Carlos Tanner, Simmons passed with flying colors, and plans to repeat the test for allegations made by 4 other women. They say Russell will release all the results once he's completed the tests.

This marks a shift in Simmons' response. He initially apologized for being "insensitive" in some of his relationships -- but Thursday he launched a #NOTME campaign on Instagram. He insists he's not trying to diminish the #METOO movement ... but simply prove his innocence.

Russell and his legal team are inviting any of his accusers, including Khalighi, to also take a polygraph.

Morgan Spurlock Steps Down From Production Co. He Co-Founded

12/14/2017 2:21 PM PST
Breaking News

The fallout from Morgan Spurlock's admission to past sexual misconduct has started -- he's stepping down effective immediately from the company he co-founded ... TMZ has learned.

Jeremy Chilnick -- co-founder of the Warrior Poets production company that produced the Oscar- nominated documentary "Super Size Me" -- tells TMZ ... Morgan's stepping down and the company will be run by Jeremy and other equal partner, Matthew Galkin.

As we reported ... Morgan came clean about his checkered past that included an accusation of rape and paying off a former female assistant following sexual harassment allegations.

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