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Bill Cosby Deemed 'Sexually Violent Predator' ... While Awaiting Sentencing

9/25/2018 9:09 AM PDT
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Bill Cosby was all smiles as he entered court Tuesday morning but ahead of his sentencing, the judge ruled he will be classified a "sexually violent predator."

The decision came down Tuesday morning, and means the 81-year-old disgraced comedian's name will appear on a sex-offender registry, which is sent to neighbors and schools. He also has to undergo lifetime counseling and must report quarterly to authorities. 

Also in court Tuesday, prosecutors released Andrea Constand's full victim impact statement in which she details the harrowing experience of being sexually assaulted by Cosby, and the aftermath.

In the letter, Constand said she couldn't talk, eat, sleep or socialize after Cosby assaulted her back in 2004 at his home. She added, "The psychological, emotional and financial bullying included a slander campaign in the media that left my entire family reeling in shock and disbelief."

She also describes the time right after the assault, while she still had to work with Cosby in the Temple University athletic department -- "The sound of his voice over the phone felt like a knife going through my guts. The sight of the man who drugged and sexually assaulted me coming into the basketball office filled me with dread."

Cosby is facing a maximum of 10 years in prison for the 3 sexual assault convictions, but the judge could go as light as probation.

Prosecutors want the judge to throw the book at Cosby, and railed on the defense for suggesting house arrest is appropriate. Prosecutors said house arrest would put Cosby in the lap of luxury, pointing to the 81-year-old's wife, Camille, throwing a birthday party for her husband at the house back in July ... complete with a live 5-piece jazz band that started jamming at 7 AM.

Cosby's trial lasted 13 days which included testimony from Constand and 5 other women who claim they were also drugged and sexually assaulted by Cosby. 

Cosby's June 2017 trial ended in a mistrial because the jury at the time had 2 not guilty holdouts.

President Trump UN Ambassadors LOL in His Face ... 'I Didn't Expect That'

9/25/2018 8:22 AM PDT
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President Trump is now literally a laughing stock -- he addressed the United Nations and drew audible laughs when he pulled his signature move ... bragging about his presidency.

The embarrassing moment went down Tuesday morning at the UN where Trump was addressing the General Assembly. During his speech, Trump quipped, "In less than 2 years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country."

You just gotta watch it. The gathered ambassadors couldn't contain their laughter. The roomful of LOLs prompted a head tilt and awkward smile from 45. He was almost forced to say, "Didn't expect that reaction, but that's okay" ... which drew even more laughs.

Sad. 

Dina Lohan Declares Bankruptcy ... I'm $1.5 Mil in the Red!!!

9/25/2018 8:29 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Lindsay Lohan might want to send some money home from Greece -- her mother, Dina Lohan, is filing for bankruptcy ... TMZ has learned.

Dina filed docs in federal bankruptcy court declaring she has $1,578,049.00 in debt that she simply can't pay. The lion's share of that debt is $1.55 million to PennyMac Loan Services.

According to the docs, she also owes $4,651 in California state tax and $9k in NY state tax. 

Dina's Long Island home is in foreclosure, and was scheduled to go up for auction Tuesday -- but the bankruptcy filing immediately stops the foreclosure ... giving her a chance to save the house. 

'Southern Charm' Star Thomas Ravenel Arrested for Assault & Battery

9/25/2018 8:52 AM PDT
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"Southern Charm" star Thomas Ravenel has been arrested for assault and battery in South Carolina.

Ravenel was booked Tuesday morning in Charleston County and is currently being held without bond. The 56-year-old's listed charge is for assault and battery in the 2nd degree. 

Ravenel -- who was South Carolina's state treasurer in 2007 -- resigned from the position after he was indicted on federal cocaine distribution charges.  

He left the Bravo show earlier this year after multiple women came forward and accused Ravenel of sexual assault. In leaving the show, he said, "I'm not doing the show anymore. In the contract they have the right to fictionalize your story. They took advantage of me. I decided I've got too much to lose and informed them I'm not coming back."

It's currently unclear what led to Tuesday's arrest. 

Story developing ... 

'Bridalplasty' Contestant Murder Suspect Found Guilty

9/25/2018 8:48 AM PDT

The man who confessed to killing former "Bridalplasty" contestant Lisa Marie Naegle was found guilty of 1st-degree murder.

According to the L.A. County District Attorney's Office, a jury of 12 returned its verdict Monday, convicting Jackie Jerome Rogers after a nearly two-week trial. The verdict comes nearly 2 years after Lisa went missing following a date with Rogers. 

He's facing up to life in prison and will be sentenced at the end of October. 

Lisa's family caught Rogers in a lie when he told police he'd dropped Lisa off at a bar early in the morning. But, surveillance footage showed her getting into his SUV around 2 AM. Rogers eventually confessed to killing her and told police she was buried in his Inglewood backyard. 

Naegle was on the E! reality show back in 2010. She was a nurse, and Rogers was one of her students.

Godfrey It's a Shame, Because Cosby Made Black People Look Good

9/25/2018 6:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Comedian Godfrey is heartsick over the fall of Bill Cosby because he remembers the day when Cosby made black people look good.

We got Godfrey Monday night in Hollywood outside the Laugh Factory and he seemed torn up over the impending sentencing for sexual assault.  

He feels strongly ... Cosby shouldn't get prison time. Godfrey says the dude is 81 and blind, and his reputation is ruined, so house arrest is the way to go.

Cosby faces a maximum of 10 years in prison.  

Godfrey has some harsh words for Cosby's wife, Camille.

Ted Cruz & Wife Heidi Run Out of D.C. Restaurant ... By Kavanaugh Protesters

9/25/2018 6:28 AM PDT

Sen. Ted Cruz and his wife got a taste of what Sarah Huckabee Sanders was served, as they were both heckled out of a D.C. restaurant by people protesting Brett Kavanaugh.

Ted and the missus, Heidi Cruz, were trying to dine Monday night at an Italian joint called Fiola, when they were confronted by a group of protesters who were chanting, "We believe survivors." One woman from the group tried to get the TX senator to speak on Kavanaugh in the wake of a second accuser alleging sexual misconduct ... but TC wouldn't bite.

He told the woman, "God bless you, ma'am" ... and it looks like he even tried taking off his jacket off and sitting down for dinner in an attempt to ignore the protesters. They were relentless though, and Ted and Heidi eventually hightailed it out of there.

The couple seems to have left out of a side exit, much to the protesters' shared delight. They were all cheering as the Cruzes exited. Thursday should be fun, huh?

Holly Madison Husband Files For Divorce

9/25/2018 7:28 AM PDT
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Holly Madison is about to be on the market ... her husband, Pasquale Rotella, has filed for divorce from the former Playboy model.

Holly and Pasquale got hitched in 2013, and they have 2 kids together, daughter Rainbow Aurora and son Forest. The couple decided to end their union after their romance was said to have fizzled out.

According to the divorce docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Pasquale filed on August 31 in Vegas.

Rotella posted a statement Tuesday, saying, "It is with love in our hearts and a deep respect for one another that Holly and I have amicably made the decision to separate. First and foremost, we are forever partners and parents to two beautiful children, and are fully committed to raising them in an environment filled with love and positivity." 

Holly famously dated Hugh Hefner and was one of the stars of the TV show, "The Girls Next Door."

Holly and Pasquale got married at Disneyland ... but their marriage won't have a storybook ending. 

Ray Allen I'll Cast 'Space Jam 2,' LeBron!!! Behold The New Monstars!

9/25/2018 7:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

We're assuming Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Larry Johnson, Muggsy Bogues and Shawn Bradley won't be back for LeBron's "Space Jam 2" ... so the movie is gonna need some new Monstars.

And, NBA Hall Of Famer Ray Allen is gonna tell us who they should be.

If you remember, the Monstars were the alien race that sucked the talent out of those NBA stars, then used their skills to try to beat Michael Jordan, Bugs Bunny, and Bill Murray in a hoops game for the fate of the world.

We got Ray Allen out in NYC and wanted to know who the NEW Monstars starting five should be ... now that Jordan is out, and LeBron is in.

He has a squad in mind and, we gotta say ... LeBron and Bugs are in some trouble if Ray's team comes together.

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Chris Hemsworth My Dream House ... Is My Neighbors' Nightmare

9/25/2018 6:49 AM PDT

Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky are building a monstrosity of a home in Australia ... and the massive building is pissing off tons of people who say it's totally out of place and looks more like a shopping mall. 

You can judge for yourself ... but it's easy to see why the Internet is going crazy over Thor's new fortress. There are endless amounts of concrete, a huge chunk of forest missing and it dwarfs everything else in Byron Bay. 

Chris and Elsa have been building their dream house for nearly a year -- they've reportedly poured $8 million into the project -- but the colossal compound has become a nightmare for neighbors. 

The sprawling estate is expected to feature a huge swimming pool, steam room, gym and a luxury spa. All it's missing is a moat. 

Of course, Chris and Elsa probably won't be bothered by residents' concerns ... they won't be able to see or hear 'em from inside the castle walls. 

DeMarcus Ware Jumps Over Partner ... In 'DWTS' Debut

9/25/2018 6:33 AM PDT
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DeMarcus Ware jumped over a grown ass human on "Dancing with the Stars" -- and it was awesome!!!!

The ex-Denver Broncos superstar -- who won a Super Bowl with the team back in 2016 -- hit the ballroom Monday night in a sweet bedazzled #94 blazer and crushed it with his partner, Lindsay Arnold

But, let's get back to the jump ... Ware is a 6'4", 260-pound man. He's also 36 years old and retired 2 years ago. 

So, RESPECT THE HOPS!!!

The big question ... how did Ware and Arnold do??

The judges liked the cha cha routine to Flo Rida's "Sweet Sensation" -- and scored the pair a solid "23" ... tying with heavy favorite Tinashe and Brandon Armstrong with the best score of the night.

The competition is stiff this season -- Ware's up against stars like Olympic legend Mary Lou Retton, model Alexis Ren and former 'Harry Potter' actress Evanna Lynch (she played Luna Lovegood).  

FYI -- Ware's teammate Von Miller was also on the show in 2016 (he was eliminated in week 7).

There's only one explanation to D-Ware's dance moves -- he had to have learned from Tony Romo.

Tyler Perry Takes Care Of His Actors ... Here's a Home for Your Mom!!!

9/25/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tyler Perry is the boss you've always wanted, but never had ... because we've learned he gifted a house to the mother of a woman he worked with nearly 20 years ago!!!

Tyler dropped $350,000 on a home in Georgia … and gave it to the ailing mother of LaShun Pace, who worked alongside Tyler on a play all the way back in 1999.

Tyler stays in touch with a lot of his actors ... but this heartwarming story takes the cake. Watch the video and make sure you have a box of tissues nearby. 

Tyler and LaShun stayed in touch ever since they worked on a play Perry wrote and co-produced two decades ago ... and his connection to the Pace family runs deep.

LaShun's family makes up a Gospel group (you hear them in the vid), and Tyler put one of their songs in "Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion."

So, when Tyler learned Bettie Pace had fallen ill and her dying wish was to own a home big enough for her large family ... he stepped up and bought a property close to where the Paces were born and raised in Atlanta.

Good looking out, Tyler.

Cardi B Fashion World Wants Me More After Nicki Shoe Attack

9/25/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Cardi B's gonna throw shoes on the reg if her still-fresh Nicki Minaj beef keeps paying off for her at Fashion Week ... okurrr? 

Sources close to Cardi tell TMZ the "I Like It" rapper has been on schedule and unfazed for Fashion Week in Milan these past few days ... and, in fact, it seems squaring off with Nicki has only raised her profile. We're told none of her appearances have been canceled, and no designers have pulled invitations that were sent pre-fight.

Cardi attended the Dolce & Gabbana show Sunday as planned, an event she'd been booked for well before her altercation earlier this month with Nicki.

While some might have expected prim and proper fashionistas to keep Cardi at arm's length after her NYFW rumble -- designers seem to be embracing her instead. She was all smiles while sitting front row at the Dolce & Gabbana show. 

Hell, even Cardi's sister, Hennessywalked the runway for the Philipp Plein show in Milan -- a clear sign they were happy to have the MC show up and probably wanted her to, although she did not. 

We're told Cardi wasn't concerned about Nicki's schedule in Milan, or the possibility of running into her at any events. Nicki arrived in Milan 3 days before CB, but they were both there over the weekend. No fireworks.

Cardi's now off to Paris for Fashion Week there, and sources say she's going to 3 major shows.

No word if Nicki's going, but seems the design houses wouldn't mind if she did. Think WWE ... but in stilettos.

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