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Rapper Fredo Santana Dead from Fatal Seizure

1/20/2018 6:35 AM PST
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Rapper Fredo Santana died Friday night from a seizure ... family members tell TMZ.

The Chicago rapper who is a cousin of Chief Keef was at his L.A. home Friday. We're told his girlfriend came over at around 11:30 PM and found him dead on the floor.

Santana had been hospitalized recently for liver and kidney problems he'd been battling for months.  

The rapper had talked openly about his lean addiction ... as we've reported way too many times, lean can trigger seizures. 

A number of rappers including Drake have gone on social media the last few hours to pay their respects.

😢😢😢 Rest In Peace Santana

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He had an 8-month old son.

Fredo was 27.  RIP.

Ed Sheeran, Darren Criss We're Getting Hitched to Our Girlfriends!!!

1/20/2018 7:25 AM PST

Commitment is in the air, because Ed Sheeran and Darren Criss just got engaged!!!

Ed's gonna marry his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, a 25-year-old accountant.  He posted this ... "Got myself a fiance just before new year.  We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx."

Darren Criss has decided to take his 7-year-relationship with GF Mia Swier to the next level, or as he put it, he's "kicking [it] up a notch."  Criss is on a roll with his role as Andrew Cunanan in "Assassination of gianni Versace: American Crime Story."

Congrats to all.

Stars and Scars You Be the Judge

1/20/2018 12:45 AM PST

Aziz Ansari got lots of support this week, while the federal government's lights are about to go dark. So, we gotta ask ...

Donald Trump Weirdly Jokes About Government Shutdown

1/20/2018 6:46 AM PST

You'd think President Trump would be solemn the day the federal government shut down over a budget impasse, but instead he used his favorite platform to use jokes laced with sarcasm to describe his feelings.

Trump tweeted, "This is the One Year Anniversary of my Presidency and the Democrats want to give me a nice present." He also screamed, "#AMERICA FIRST!"

He's using the shutdown to push Republicans in this year's elections, saying "#WeNeedMoreRepublicans18 in order to power through mess."

What he didn't address is how he's going turn the lights back on.  

Kanye West Chicago Makes Me Smile!!!

1/20/2018 7:15 AM PST

Kanye West is basking in the glow of naming his daughter.

Kanye was all smiles Friday in Calabasas as he arrived at his design studio. As we reported, Kanye and Kim named their newborn Chicago, although they immediately decided she'd be known as Chi.

Kanye and Kim didn't pick the name before their daughter was born, presumably because they wanted to eyeball her and see if her face triggered a name. 

Kanye was raised in Chicago and still has deep roots there, so it makes a lot of sense. 

Donald Trump Whatever He Touches (Or Eats) Turns to Gold ... On Wall Street

1/20/2018 1:00 AM PST
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In case you haven't heard -- especially from him -- Donald Trump's first year in office has been great for the stock market ... but 3 companies in particular have benefited bigly from their association with the Prez.

TMZ did some research, and found that the stock price of McDonald's -- which Trump loves to eat, Twitter -- which Trump loves to tweet, and KFC -- another fast food favorite ... have all seen huge gains since he became president on January 20, 2017.

Mickey D's has seen the biggest boost so far during Trump's time in office -- its stock has risen 44% over the past year.

Twitter's close behind with a 42% increase, and many argue the Prez's usage of the social media platform is keeping it in business.

Yum! Brands, which owns KFC, has also seen a substantial 29% increase.

As we reported, Trump's physical this week "went exceptionally well" ... but he did discuss dieting with his doctor.

Gotta think 2 of these companies are rooting against that.

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Josh Duhamel Do I Look Like I'm On Steroids?

1/20/2018 12:50 AM PST
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Josh Duhamel may look like he's on steroids -- as he says, "Look at me!" -- but it's all an illusion.

Josh was in a jokey mood Friday at LAX when our photog asked about allegations that he -- along with Mark Wahlberg and WWE star Roman Reigns -- scored steroids from now-imprisoned dealer, Richard Rodriguez.

Josh did a little flexing under his jacket and made us believe he's juicin' ... but in the end, he called BS.

As we reported, the 3 guys don't have to worry about a DEA investigation or anything ... but it seems like none of them were anyway.

Tom Petty Lake House Hits Market for $5.5m

1/20/2018 12:40 AM PST
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Tom Petty's oasis for over a decade can be yours ...  at a bargain price.

The late singer's crib in Lake Sherwood -- a ritzy area near the famed Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, CA -- hit the market for $5.495 million. The 5,300 square foot pad has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms but one of the best features is 125 feet of lake frontage on a private cul-de-sac.

It's built for a rock star -- the walls are 2 feet thick!!! And talk about location, location, location -- the house is 3 minutes from the country club and just 9 miles from the Malibu coast.

Tom bought the crib back in 2007 and put it on the market just a few months before his shocking death back in October. It was initially listed for $5.895 million but was listed just days ago with a discount.

Amy Alcini and Dana Sparks of Compass Real Estate rep the sellers.

Common Kanye Deserves To Name His Kid After Chicago

1/20/2018 12:35 AM PST
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Kanye West has done so much for Chicago, naming his daughter after the Windy City is both awesome and deserving ... so says Common.

Common seemed both happy and entertained by his Chicago brethren's name choice for his third born when we got him Friday at LAX. 

The name choice had mixed reviews, with one person on Twitter commenting Kanye naming his baby Chicago is the most Kanye thing to do ... but Common says 'Ye deserves the right for good reason.

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Adrian Peterson Pump Up Message to Vikings ... 'No Regrets!'

1/20/2018 12:30 AM PST
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He's a legend in Minnesota ... and that's why Adrian Peterson was all about giving his former team a pump-up speech before the NFC Championship game! 

The NFL superstar spoke with TMZ Sports ... telling us why he's truly excited and happy for Minnesota's success, despite the fact he now plays for the Arizona Cardinals.  

And if the Vikings can ultimately win the Super Bowl, AP says he wouldn't turn down a ring from the team if they offered him one ... saying, "That would be awesome ... I did help build that stadium a little bit!"

There's more ... AP also updates us on his NFL future and how his body feels going into 2018. 

Spoiler alert -- he ain't even close to hangin' it up! 

Greta Gerwig It's 'Lady Bird' Mania At Her Old High School!!!

1/20/2018 12:25 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Greta Gerwig's critically-acclaimed "Lady Bird" -- which she wrote and directed -- figures to be an Oscar darling, but it's already a huge winner at her alma mater.

Greta's former high school, St. Francis Catholic High School in Sacramento, CA -- where the movie is based -- is totally stoked about Gerwig's success and not afraid to show it.

Sources close to the situation tell us Greta's parents heard the school was buzzing about "Lady Bird," so they delivered movie posters to the school and pins for the students to wear.

We're told if Greta or her movie get nominated for the Academy Awards -- which is more than likely -- the school plans to have an Oscars watch party for the big night and cheer her on.

The Oscars air Sunday, March 4.

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Roger Stone on Trump He's Burning U.S. w/ Weed Crackdown ... Stomp Your D.O.J. Roach!

1/20/2018 12:20 AM PST
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Roger Stone wants Donald Trump to let the American people legally toke, like he promised in the campaign -- and if Jeff Sessions is standing in the way ... smoke him out.

We got President Trump's former adviser in NYC, and he had a hot take on pot and Sessions' decision this month to reverse a hands-off approach on legalized marijuana. 

Can't say we expected this -- but Stone firmly believes Trump must fulfill his pledge and allow the states to handle their weed biz ... sans any pestering from the feds. 

Like he says ... Trump could lose big on this issue if Sessions keeps "f***ing it up." Stone says Jeff's gotta go. 

Chael Sonnen Slams Rampage, Fedor ... WITH POEM!!!

1/20/2018 12:10 AM PST
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Chael Sonnen strolled in to the TMZ newsroom ...

With a poem to make everyone look like buffoons.

No, not us, his Bellator competition ...

Who he says he'll knock out, what a shocking admission!

That's right, Chael says he'll put Rampage to sleep ...

Putting Jackson's lights out, leaving him in a heap.

Sonnen's not scared of the others either, you see ...

The heavyweights in his tourney are kinda crappy, says he.

Russia's Fedor couldn't win if Putin rolled in with a tank ...

And Roy Nelson's too fat, you can take that to the bank.

So when Chael sweeps the field and destroys 'em all ...

Don't be surprised that a gangster's the belle of the brawl! 

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