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Janet Jackson Pays Homage to Dying Father

6/24/2018 6:57 AM PDT
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Janet Jackson gave an emotional speech thanking her dad, who we're told is in the end stages of terminal cancer.

Janet appeared Friday night at the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards and received the Impact Award.  During her speech, she thanked mom Katherine for "the most extravagant love imaginable,"  and then thanked Joe, whom she says "drove me to be the best that I can."

TMZ broke the story ... Joe was hospitalized last week with terminal cancer.  His wife Katherine, along with various other relatives including his children and grandchildren, paid visits.  

Our sources say the plan was for Joe to come back home where he could be comforted by family.

It's interesting ... Janet talked about Joe as the person who "drove her."  Joe was famously hard on his kids when they were young and starting out in show business.

Roseanne Barr Breaks Down in Tears ... Over Racist Tweet

6/24/2018 7:13 AM PDT

Roseanne Barr broke down in tears after posting her racist tweet, saying she may be a loud mouth but she would never knowingly call a black person a disparaging term ... despite comparing Obama's adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape.

Barr's comments came just 2 days after her infamous tweet in late May, on Rabbi Shmuley's podcast.  The Rabbi did not immediately release it.

Barr says she knew what the fallout would be ... that she would lose everything.  She admits she was wrong but insists she would never "wittingly" say such thinks about African Americans.

TMZ broke the story, almost immediately after Barr was fired by ABC and the show was cancelled, there were discussions about bringing the show back without her.  That's what happened last week, when ABC announced the re-re-boot, "The Connors."

Suge Knight Footing Mom's Funeral Costs Even Though He Can't Go

6/24/2018 1:00 AM PDT
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Suge Knight's presence will be felt at his mother's funeral even though he's not allowed to attend ... 'cause he's paying for the whole thing.

Sources close to the ex-rap mogul tell TMZ ... Suge will fork over around $20k to cover the costs associated with burying his mother, Maxine Chatman. TMZ broke the story ... Maxine died last weekend after suffering a stroke. 

Maxine's plot -- at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, CA -- has already been covered. The funeral service will be held there early next month. As we first reported ... Suge's not allowed to attend the funeral because he's an inmate who falls under a category that makes him ineligible to attend funerals ... that category is murder defendant.

We're told Suge's devastated by that. What's more ... He can't even get photos of the service. Suge's not allowed to get any mail either. Maxine was 77. RIP.

Justin Bieber's Bodyguard Un-Pee-lievable Two-Minute Stream ... On Police Body Cam

6/24/2018 12:50 AM PDT
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Justin Bieber's head of security unleashed a stream in EPIC proportions after he was arrested for DUI ... and TMZ's obtained the police body cam footage that'll BLOW. YOUR. MIND.

The footage starts with Bieber's bodyguard, Michael Arana, in the back of a squad car after he was busted back in November 2017. You can see and hear him tell the officer he needs to use the restroom. The cop replies, "How bad is it?" Michael says, "Real bad" ... and he was NOT kidding.

Check it out ... what happens next was life imitating art. Hence, this 'Revenge of the Nerds 2' clip, which is EXACTLY what crossed the cop's mind after Michael finally finished. INSANE.

We broke the story ... Michael was arrested in Miami after the car he was driving in smashed into a police car, badly injuring the cops, one of whom was so badly injured he was airlifted to a hospital.

Michael lucked out BIG TIME because he avoided felony charges

Sting Comforted Vader In Final Days ... Vader's Son Says

6/24/2018 12:40 AM PDT
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In the months before his death, ex-WWE star Vader received routine visits and phone calls from one of his old wrestling pals ... Sting -- and Vader's family says the relationship is nothing short of a blessing. 

TMZ Sports spoke with Jesse White -- who says several of his dad's old pals reached out to offer their condolences after Vader passed away last week following a bout with Pneumonia. 

"Dallas Diamond Page, [Stone Cold Steve] Austin, Mick Foley," White says ... but one of Vader's old friends made an extra special impression. 

"I do have to send a big thank-you out to Sting, Steve Borden."

"Sting has been a huge blessing," White says ... noting the two became close over the past 10 months -- after Vader had been battling heart problems. 

"My father was a God-fearing man and so was Sting, and they would sit down and read the bible together. Go over the bible, just talk about life and good time stories and, yeah, Stings been a huge blessing throughout this process."

White says he appreciate ALL of the support -- from friends, family and fans -- and invites people who liked his father to reach out with stories, photos and video to honor his memory. 

He also told one of his favorites about his father ... so, enjoy! 

DJ Flume I've Got MILF Fever!! Dating Author Kelly Oxford

6/24/2018 12:30 AM PDT
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Nick Jonas ain't the only one dating up ... add DJ Flume -- one of the hottest EDM artists in the world -- to the list because the 26-year-old is now dating 40-year-old and best-selling author, Kelly Oxford!!

Sources tell TMZ ... Flume and Kelly have been dating for several months. They met at a house party last fall and they've been going strong ever since. The Australian DJ -- with more than 1 mil followers on Instagram -- shows up on her IG as far back as November 2017.

Kelly -- who has 3 children -- was shamed earlier this year after posting pics from a sexy photo shoot. Unclear where the hate's coming from ... she's a smoke show and she's also a badass who can hold it down in her own right. Kelly's written 2 books -- including the New York Times Best Seller "Everything is Perfect When You're a Liar" -- and a couple screenplays.

She's also on powerhouse William Morris Endeavor's speakers circuit roster. Again, total badass.

Get it, Flume.

Stars and Scars You Be the Judge

6/23/2018 12:45 AM PDT

Donald Trump outdid himself with callousness this week by ripping children from the arms of their parents. And "Roseanne" is back!!! ... without Roseanne. So, we gotta ask ...

Greg Louganis I Was Mocked as a Kid 'Called Me Loose Anus'

6/24/2018 12:20 AM PDT
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U.S. Olympic legend Greg Louganis -- the greatest diver of all time -- says even world-class athletes like him aren't immune from bullies ... telling TMZ Sports he was mocked as a kid for his last name. 

"Loose anus," Louganis says ... "That's what they used to call me."

Greg says he didn't really let the name-calling bother him because he was a kid at the time and chalked it up to kids being kids. 

Of course, Greg went on to become a world-famous 4-time gold medal winner, who many believe is the greatest EVER in his sport. 

"I mean kids do that," Greg said ... "I can't remember some of the other names from kids in my class. I think loose anus was probably the worst one."

Ariana Richards Good Genes or Good Docs?

6/24/2018 12:00 AM PDT

Ariana Richards' good looks are truly out of this world!

Here's a 15-year-old version of the "Jurassic Park" star at an award show back in 1994 (left) and 24 years later ... the now 38-year-old actress was seen looking fossilized at the premiere for "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" in L.A. last week (right)!

She's clearly not going extinct. 

The question is ...

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Wacky World Cup Fans GOOOOOOOOOALS!

6/24/2018 12:10 AM PDT

You may think you love World Cup soccer ... until you check out these insane shots of some of the world’s most dedicated sports fans in Russia’s stadiums for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Put your national pride on the back burner and give these fanatics who live, breathe and sweat soccer a try.

No flops here.

Celebrity Scramble Guess Who!

6/24/2018 6:34 AM PDT

Hiding underneath these luscious lips is an actress known for her prehistoric career ... see if you can unravel the mystery behind which celeb is hidden behind this puckered pic. 

'Fixer Upper' Stars Chip & Joanna Welcome Baby Boy ... Crew Joins the Crew!!!

6/23/2018 7:53 PM PDT

Chip and Joanna Gaines are now parents of FIVE children, and just revealed the name of their newborn baby boy ... along with an adorable pic next to Momma.

Chip announced the happy news on Twitter early Saturday morning, saying ... "And then there were 5.. The Gaines crew is now 1 stronger! 10 beautiful toes and 10 beautiful fingers all accounted for, and big momma is doing great!"

Although Dad dropped a hint in his tweet, fans didn't know for sure their son's name was Crew until Joanna shared a photo on IG Saturday night ... while also revealing their son came 2 and half weeks early.

As we reported ... the 'Fixer Upper' couple announced they were expecting their fifth child right after the New Year and just a few months after announcing  they were calling it quits on their HGTV show.

Needless to say, they still have their hands full. Congrats!!

Tomi Lahren The Left's Disgusting ... I Wouldn't Even Treat Kaepernick Like That!!!

6/23/2018 6:20 PM PDT
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Tomi Lahren says civility is dead -- on the Left -- because she'd never treat someone the way Sarah Huckabee Sanders got treated at a Virginia restaurant ... not even Colin Kaepernick.

We got the FOX News contributor at LAX Saturday, and she slams the recent trend of conservatives being booted from restaurants due to their political allegiances. Tomi backs up her take with a hypothetical scenario of being seated next to the unsigned NFL QB and how she'd handle it.

She says, "Even though everyone knows I vehemently disagree with everything he says he stands for" ... she claims she'd walk up to Kaep, shake his hand, and the 2 would have a good convo.

Tomi says it's all about respect, and the "weak" left has none of it ... a stance she echoed earlier on Twitter.

Don't forget, Lahren received some impolite treatment at a Minneapolis bar last month ... so you can't say she doesn't have some experience on the subject. Bryan Cranston says he does, too.

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