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Brett Kavanaugh I Was a Virgin for a Looong Time ... No Way I Sexually Assaulted Anyone

9/24/2018 4:58 PM PDT
Breaking News

Brett Kavanaugh just played his virgin card to defend himself against multiple accusations of sexual assault ... saying he never had sex -- or anything close to it -- through his high school years and many years after.

In a clip from Kavanaugh's Fox News interview with Martha MacCallum, Kavanaugh, which is set to air later Monday night, he says, "I've never sexually assaulted anyone. I did not have sexual intercourse or anything close to sexual intercourse in high school."

MacCallum pressed the contentious Supreme Court nominee more, asking if he was a virgin through all the years in question -- when the assaults allegedly happened? Brett responded, "Yes."

The problem with his virgin defense is none of Kavanaugh's accusers are claiming he forced intercourse.

Christine Blasey Ford -- the first of multiple women to bring accusations against Kavanaugh -- will testify Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Jesse Williams Pulls Emmett Till Nike-Kaep Memes ... After Internet Backlash

9/24/2018 3:27 PM PDT

Jesse Williams drew some major criticism after promoting his new Emmett Till film with memes that incorporated Nike's new campaign with Colin Kaepernick ... and it was so harsh, he pulled the pics.

News broke Monday that Jesse was tapped to direct a new film about Emmett's mother, Mamie Till. The film follows Mamie's fight for justice after her 14-year-old son was murdered in the South for allegedly whistling at a white woman. Jesse promoted the project by posting the pics below ... 

The bunch of photos featured both Emmett, Mamie and others involved in the outcry following his death with Nike's new Kaep-led tagline, "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything." He also teased his new flick with "TiLL Coming Soon." 

A lot of people were not amused by Jesse trying to conflate the two subjects, and he was quickly hit with a wave of backlash. Jesse then removed all but one meme he'd posted ... the one of Emmett's uncle pointing out the white men who killed him in court. 

Jesse has been hailed as a modern day civil rights hero and was even given the Humanitarian Award by BET two years ago ... where he delivered a powerful speech about police brutality in America.

Clearly, the message Jesse was trying to bring across was lost in the Instagram shuffle. 

Drake I'm Beating the Flu!!! Returning to Tour with Migos in NOLA

9/24/2018 1:20 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Drake has taken care of his health -- and that nasty bout of flu -- and is now ready to be center stage again with Migos ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Drizzy tell us he will be front and center Monday night at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans -- the next stop on his Aubrey & The Three Migos tour. We're told he touched down in NOLA early Monday morning and is set to perform as scheduled -- this on the heels of being sidelined with flu for 2 shows in Miami.

We broke the story ... Drake postponed the concerts that were scheduled for Friday and Saturday. He later addressed the cancellations, citing a mysterious ailment that got him "so ill so fast" like never before in his life.

Our sources say Drake's symptoms included high fever, cold sweats and the shakes. We're told he had doctors and a nurse visiting his Miami hotel, where they administered IVs and other meds that appear to have done the trick ... 'cause now he's recovered enough to perform.

As for the aggressive approach to treatment ... we're told Drake chose to get extra medical care this weekend because there's a lot of money on the line with this tour.

Like we've told you ... the tour was already pushed back once before, and the quartet has had other issues on the road as well. For now, it's full steam ahead.

Bill Cosby Leaves Court ... Sentencing Delayed to Tuesday

9/24/2018 12:56 PM PDT
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12:35 PM PT -- Cosby's sentencing WILL be pushed back to Tuesday. Before the judge announced the delay, prosecutors requested Cosby get 5 to 10 years in prison -- while the defense asked for house arrest.

Prosecutors are strongly opposed to 81-year-old Cosby being placed under house arrest. They pointed out the fact Cosby's wife threw a birthday party for him back in July, complete with a live 5-piece jazz band that started jamming at 7 AM ... according to neighbors. 

Point being ... where's the punishment in that? 

A defense witness is expected to testify on Tuesday ahead of the judge's decision on his sentencing.

9:50 AM PT -- There's a big debate in court over Cosby being deemed a "violent sexual predator." His attorneys are challenging that label and want a doctor to testify on his behalf, but that might mean delaying sentencing until tomorrow.

The judge isn't happy about it, reportedly, but has yet to rule.

Bill Cosby has just arrived at the Norristown courthouse where he will be sentenced in his sexual assault case ... and he was greeted by angry screams.

Cosby got out of his car as a protester yelled, "We believe the women!" and "Me too!" Still, Cosby was smiling as he walked into the courthouse, and even gave a small wave while one person shouted encouragement to the disgraced comedian. His wife of over 50 years, Camille, was noticeably absent.

Cosby was released on $1 million bail and ordered to remain in his home until sentencing. The 80-year-old is facing a maximum of 10 years in prison for each charge, but could receive nothing more than probation.

As we reported ... Bill was found guilty on all 3 counts of aggravated indecent assault. The jury -- of 7 men and 5 women -- deliberated for a full day before convicting Cosby of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand in 2004 at his home.

The trial lasted 13 days and it included arguments and testimony from Constand and 5 other women who claim they were also drugged and sexually assaulted by Cosby, whose June 2017 trial ended in a mistrial because the jury at the time had 2 not guilty holdouts.

TMZ broke the story ... Cosby, who is blind, could get special treatment in prison because of his special needs. He could also get aid from one or more of the Dept. of Corrections' 500 trained peer support specialists, who serve as guides during the tough acclimation to prison life.

But, not everyone wants to see him easily acclimate in prison.

Originally published -- 6:17 AM PT

Kanye West & Nick Cannon Beef Squashed ... Over Kim K Sex Talk

9/24/2018 11:02 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kanye West and Nick Cannon have come to a mutual understanding after going at each other on social media over Kim Kardashian West -- and the consensus is this ... R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Sources tell us that Kanye and Nick squashed their beef this weekend after Nick responded to Ye on Instagram, basically telling him to not try and censor what he can or can't say in interviews. We're told they swapped numbers in their IG DMs ... and eventually, both of them got on the horn to hash things out in a fairly long convo.

They addressed why each of them felt disrespected -- clearly, Kanye was upset by what Nick had said to VladTV regarding Kim's body ... and Nick was pissed that Kanye was coming at him for being candid and truthful.

Long story short, we're told they both agreed to be mindful of one another going forward, and to continue their friendship.

There might even be a potential appearance that comes out of all this too. Sources say Nick and Kanye discussed Ye coming back onto 'Wild 'N Out.'

He's been on several times before, and we're told Ye said he'd try to make something happen soon. 

LeBron James I Didn't Join Lakers To Be Closer to Hollywood

9/24/2018 12:25 PM PDT
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LeBron James says his move to join the Lakers was strictly a basketball decision -- and had NOTHING to do with his budding Hollywood career. 

... so, you believe him? 

King James just spoke with reporters at Lakers Media Day where he was decked out in his full #23 Purple and Gold uniform. 

During the Q&A session with reporters, he was asked if he ultimately picked the Lakers over other (better) teams so he could be closer to Warner Bros Studio ... where he has a major development deal. 

Remember, LeBron has movies coming out -- "Space Jam 2" and a new "House Party" flick -- and is working on other TV shows and a "Shut Up and Dribble" documentary narrated by Jemele Hill.

But, Bron says he's a ballplayer first -- and joined the Lakers because he felt it was the right fit for him on the court ... even though they sucked last season. 

Bron was also asked if he'll be able to juggle all of his off-the-court projects and still be successful with the Lakers ... and the answer was 100% confidence. 

Childish Gambino Spotted in Wheelchair ... Prior to Dallas Concert Injury

9/24/2018 10:01 AM PDT
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9:59 AM PT -- Glover also performed Friday in Vegas at the iHeartRadio Music Festival. We're told he arrived to his set in a wheelchair and leg brace, removing it before he got onstage. It appears Sunday night's incident was a result of aggravating the preexisting injury. It seems to support what several eyewitnesses told us, which is that he appears to have broken his foot.

6:50 AM PT -- We're told an official at the American Airlines Center said after the show Childish Gambino broke his foot.

Childish Gambino was injured Sunday night in Dallas during a concert.

He was onstage at the American Airlines Center and 30 minutes before the concert was set to end he suddenly walked off stage and didn't return.

It's unclear what happened. One concertgoer tells us Childish Gambino -- aka Donald Glover --  was attempting to do the splits and hurt himself. Several others say he misstepped during a dance move.

He left the stage without performing his songs, "Redbone" and "3005." 

It was part of his This is America Tour. He repeated his promise last night ... that this would be his last concert tour ever.

People in the crowd seemed confused when Childish Gambino left the stage. They began doing the wave, hoping for an encore. The announcer then told the crowd the concert was over.

We do not know the severity of the injury. 

Originally Published -- 9/24/2018 6:06 AM PDT 

Asia Argento Anger's All That Kept Me Alive After Bourdain's Suicide

9/24/2018 9:06 AM PDT

Asia Argento is breaking her silence on Anthony Bourdain's suicide … saying his death left a hole that can’t be filled, and anger was the only thing that kept her from taking her own life.

Tears streamed down Asia's face as she revealed her initial reaction to her boyfriend's death was anger. Anger because she felt he was "abandoning me, my kids."

Asia also told DailyMailTV -- in her first interview since Bourdain’s death -- her anger has now been replaced by an emotional hole that cannot be filled by anything. 

Interestingly, Asia's initial interview -- which airs Monday and Tuesday -- comes just as CNN begins running the final 5 episodes of Anthony's hit show, 'Parts Unknown.' 

What she says is also interesting because she had posted a cryptic message in the hours before Bourdain was found dead in a French hotel room. She was wearing a shirt that said, “F**K EVERYONE” and included the caption ... "You know who you are."

Asia's IG post led to speculation she got into an argument with Bourdain right before his suicide ... and there are rumors something happened that cut him to the core.

What we didn't know then is that Anthony paid $380,000 to Asia’s sexual assault accuser, Jimmy Bennett. One theory is that payment exacerbated an argument with Asia.

7-Year-Old Girl Slays The Hell Outta Nat'l Anthem ... Must Watch!!!

9/24/2018 9:53 AM PDT
Breaking News

Move over, Whitney Houston ... 7-year-old Malea Emma just DOMINATED the National Anthem at the L.A. Galaxy game over the weekend!!!

Okay, maybe she's not at Whitney levels yet -- but she's on track!!! 

Emma took the mic and belted out 1 minute and 48 seconds of PURE MAGIC while International soccer superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic smiled and nodded with great approval. 

In fact, Zlatan loved it so much he tweeted after the game, "MVP of the game!"

By the way, Emma had to win a contest in order to sing at Sunday's game. The team challenged singers to post a video to social media using the hashtag "#GalaxySocial" to show off their chops.

Emma won by a landslide and, when she showed up to the stadium -- she made the most of her moment. 

And, she might be the Galaxy's new good luck charm -- the team won the game 3-0 over the Seattle Sounders. 

Dallas Cop Amber Guyger Fired for Shooting Neighbor in His Apt.

9/24/2018 9:26 AM PDT
Breaking News

Amber Guyger -- the Dallas police officer arrested for manslaughter after shooting and killing her neighbor in his apartment -- has been fired.

Guyger fatally shot Botham Jean earlier this month in his residence. In addition to being charged with manslaughter, the shooting triggered an internal affairs investigation. Dallas PD says they determined Guyger engaged in "adverse conduct" -- and she was officially fired Monday morning.

After her arrest, she told investigators she had come home at the end of her shift on September 6, and entered what she believed was her apartment. Guyger claims she walked inside, saw someone she thought was a burglar, drew her gun and opened fire.

Guyger was on the force since 2013. She can still appeal her firing. 

Beyonce & Jay-Z Everyone Who's Anyone Hits Up Concert

9/24/2018 7:19 AM PDT

If there's one live performance certain to bring out a big-name crowd, it's Beyonce and Jay-Z ... and you gotta see which celebs were celebrating their Sunday at the power couple's Rose Bowl concert.

Oprah was a standout, putting up the Roc-A-Fella sign as she felt the moment. 

The Kardashian clan was out in full force for the On The Run II show at the Rose Bowl ... rolling deep with Travis Scott and Larsa Pippen. Jesse Williams, Kevin O'Leary, Fat Joe, Big Sean, Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis ... should we keep going?

Music legends? You know it! How about Smokey Robinson, Mariah Carey and one of the biggest record producers ever? Plus, tons of rappers who were no doubt influenced by Hov. 

The Rose Bowl was packed to the gills with 60,000 fans. 

Nikki Bella I Don't Talk To John Cena Anymore ... 'I'm Doing Me'

9/24/2018 9:15 AM PDT
Breaking News

How done are John Cena and Nikki Bella??

"We don't [talk anymore]," Nikki says.

Yeah, that's done.

"He's doing him and I'm doing me," Nikki told ET at the iHeart Music Festival over the weekend. 

Remember, John proposed to Nikki at WrestleMania 33 back in 2017 after years of dating -- but Nikki called it off in April. Cena tried like hell to get her back -- even making public pleas on national television -- but he couldn't pull off the comeback. 

Now ... Nikki says she's 100% single -- but isn't ready for another man yet.

"I am single, but I'm not ready for mingling yet," Nikki said. "You know? I don't know."

Nikki says she's focusing on finding personal happiness before she jumps back in the dating pool ... and her sister is all for it.

"You gotta find yourself first," Brie Bella said. 

One of the sticking points with Cena is the fact Nikki wanted kids -- and he didn't

After she dumped him, John changed his tune and said he'd be open to it now ... but Nikki wasn't buyin' it. 

Common Tiger Beat His Demons ... He's Back!

9/24/2018 8:07 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chicks. DUI. Chicks. Injuries. Chicks. Donald Trump. Chicks. Chicks. Chicks. 

Tiger Woods has had A LOT of drama over the years ... but Common says he's incredibly proud of the guy for fighting through it all and finally WINNING again!

"Tiger, we happy for that brother," Common told us outside Delilah in L.A. 

"It's something when you go through some stuff and we all recognize that and honor that."

In fact, the hip-hop legend seems to think Woods will have even more success in the future -- and says everything he's been through (a whole Hooters, basically) will make him stronger.

The links wasn't the only place Tiger won. He shook hands with Big Boi from Outkast and shocked the entire Internet -- watch below and you'll be amazed too.

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