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LFO's Devin Lima Dead at 41

11/21/2018 6:17 AM PST
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LFO singer Devin Lima has died after a yearlong battle with stage 4 cancer ... TMZ has learned.

Devin died early Wednesday morning ... according to a family member.

Devin was half of a duo ... the other half being Brad Fischetti. The group originally was a trio, but the third singer, Rich Cronin, died after a long fight with leukemia.

The boy band was popular in the 90's. Their biggest hit was "Summer Girls" in 1999 which peaked at #3 on Billboard Hot 100. Other hits included "Girl on TV" and "Every Other Time." They recorded 2 albums, "LFO" and "Life is Good." The group released the song, "Perfect 10," in the summer of last year.

LFO planned to do a tour in the spring of 2018, but doctors discovered a football-sized tumor sitting on Devin's adrenal gland and pushing against various organs, including his heart. They removed the tumor and discovered it was malignant, and it turned out to be stage 4 cancer.

Devin was 41.

RIP.

John Legend Screw the Critics ... Cardi B's Gonna Shine on My New Show!!!

11/21/2018 7:32 AM PST
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John Legend's got a guarantee for all the people slamming the choice of Cardi B as a judge on his new hip-hop competition series.

We got John leaving the Fox Theatre in Atlanta Tuesday night and asked him how he feels about critics saying Cardi's unqualified for the role on the upcoming Netflix show, "Rhythm + Flow," which he's executive producing.

Check out his response ... not the least bit concerned.

"Rhythm + Flow" will be Netflix's first stab at a music reality competition and the first show of its kind to focus solely on rap. It's scheduled to launch in fall 2019, and T.I. and Chance the Rapper are slated to join Cardi on the judges' panel.

And, to be fair, our camera guy got it all wrong -- while there was backlash to Cardi being named a judge, Wendy Williams wasn't part of it. She actually supported the choice on her show, saying Cardi will be a big reason to watch ... especially for young viewers.

Cardi clearly agrees too.

Tekashi69 I'm Afraid My Family's in Danger ... Postponing Bail Hearing

11/21/2018 7:16 AM PST
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Tekashi69 is still sitting unprotected in general population of a federal prison, but his biggest concern right now is for his family's safety ... TMZ has learned. 

Tekashi's got a good reason to be worried, according to the feds ... who say the rapper's recently fired employees want to "super violate" him -- a gang term for revenge, in general, and possibly murder. His attorney, Lance Lazzaro, visited Tekashi Tuesday and tells us, "Daniel’s mood is fine, because he knows he is innocent. He’s extremely concerned about his family."

6ix9ine had been trying to get in some QT with his 3-year-old daughter in the weeks before his Sunday night arrest. He was with her and the child's mother celebrating her birthday just last month. Lazzaro tells us he doesn't know of any specific threat to the family.

As for any threats to Tekashi behind bars, Lazzaro says he hasn't asked for protective custody, but the feds could make that decision on their own if they think Tekashi's in danger. He's gonna be in Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center a while longer.

Lazzaro says he plans to postpone Wednesday's scheduled bail hearing, because he plans to try the Courts of Appeal instead. Remember, a federal judge denied Tekashi's bail on Monday.

Kanye West Donates $500,000 To California Fire Relief

11/21/2018 1:00 AM PST
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Kanye West is making a gigantic contribution toward relief for the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to battle the California wildfires.

Audience sources tell us Kim Kardashian will appear on 'Ellen' Wednesday and drop a massive surprise c/o her hubby. We're told during the show, Kim and Ellen shift their focus from Kim's new Glam Bible -- from her cosmetics company -- to the devastation of the wildfires.

Our sources say Kim revealed she and Kanye had a serious discussion on how they could ease the burden on those tasked with battling the inferno, and Kanye put an immediate plan into action.

We're told Kim tells Ellen that Kanye went to Adidas and his Yeezy brand to drum up relief funds, and they were quick to raise $500,000.

During Wednesday's episode of 'Ellen' ... Kim will present a $200,000 check to the California Community Foundation's Wildfire Relief Fund and a $200,000 check to the California Fire Foundation.

On top of that ... we're told she'll present a $100k check to a firefighter and his wife who are also on 'Ellen' Wednesday. Michael Williams lost his own home, but continued to battle the fires and saved many of his neighbors' homes.

Grab your tissues. 

TMZ broke the story ... the California fires came dangerously close to Kim and Kanye's Hidden Hills mansion, touching their property at one point. Many of the couple's neighbors praised them for hiring a private crew to help extinguish the flames and save many other homes.

UFC's Rachael Ostovich Husband Arrested For Attempted Murder After Allegedly Beating Wife

11/20/2018 11:27 PM PST

UFC fighter Rachael Ostovich's MMA fighter husband has been arrested for ATTEMPTED MURDER days after allegedly breaking his wife's face ... and he's still behind bars in a Honolulu jail.

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Ostovich -- who had to pull out of her scheduled January fight with Paige VanZant -- was hospitalized this weekend with serious injuries -- including a broken orbital bone -- after her husband allegedly assaulted her during an argument at their home.

Cops in Honolulu opened a domestic violence investigation earlier this week ... and now police officials tell us 27-year-old Arnold Berdon -- Ostovich's husband and father of her child -- was arrested Tuesday evening on suspicion of 2nd degree attempted murder.

Berdon -- a fighter himself who holds a 7-2 record -- is still in custody at the Honolulu PD main station.

He has not yet appeared before a judge ... where bail could be set.

If he is released ... Rachael's husband won't be allowed to contact Ostovich -- 'cause she got a restraining order ... barring contact.

For his part ... a family member of Arnold told us he intends to vigorously dispute in court any allegations he assaulted his wife.

If convicted, Berdon could face life in prison with the possibility of parole.

Ivanka to Tiffany Trump Tag, You're It!!!

11/21/2018 6:50 AM PST

Donald Trump's daughters were the picture of Fall fashion as they set off for their family's Thanksgiving gathering ... and it looks like one of them was in a brand spankin' new pair of shoes.

Tiffany and Ivanka were spotted walking together Tuesday to board Air Force One, before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland for Florida ... where the Trumps will be spending the holiday at POTUS' Mar-a-Lago resort.

Tiff must have been running a little late judging by the bottom of her shoe ... because she apparently had no time to take off the price sticker.

Hard to tell where her pumps are from or how much they cost, but if they turn out not to be comfortable ... the good news is she should be able to return them.

Within 30 days, of course.

Meghan Markle Smiling & Holding On to Her Bump ... Checking in on Fire Victims

11/21/2018 7:14 AM PST

Meghan Markle is back at a community kitchen and throwing royal protocol out the window.

The Duchess of Sussex visited the Hubb Community Kitchen at the Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre in West London ... not far from where the Grenfell Tower fire killed 72 people.

Meghan's been making secret trips there since January ... and last September she was there cooking and helping the women release a charity cookbook with their recipes. This time around she abandoned all formality ... kissing and hugging just about everyone while seeing how funds raised from the cookbook have made a difference.

Makes sense she's treating the women there like family ... her involvement was Meghan's first solo project as a member of the Royal Family. Look at her close interactions ... and the baby bump!!

Pusha T Massive Brawl Breaks Out During Toronto Show

11/21/2018 5:21 AM PST
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11/21 5:21 AM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell us ... shortly after the show ended, a man was rushed to the hospital with serious stab wounds. Although an early investigation determined he was at the music hall Tuesday, it's unclear whether he was involved in the fight onstage or in a separate incident outside of the venue. 

We're told the man's injuries are life-threatening and has been in surgery since last night. 

This is an active investigation and police are looking for all leads and evidence. 

Pusha T's show in Toronto was just interrupted by several people tossing drinks on the stage and then rushing it ... sparking an all-out brawl. 

Push was performing at Danforth Music Hall Tuesday night when a flurry of beverages was tossed onstage followed by several men attempting to get up onstage. In a vid of the brawl, you see the rapper run for cover just before the angry crowd could get to him.

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Pusha T's security was quick to step in ... and fists started to fly. 

A rep for the Toronto Police Department tells us they are currently investigating the altercation. We're told three people were sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries ... and no arrests have been made.

It's likely no coincidence the incident went down in Toronto -- Drake's home city -- the two have a nasty history, trading diss tracks ... including one where Pusha T revealed Drake had fathered a secret son.

Once the crowd was back under control, Push returned to the stage to close out the show, surrounded by security guards. 

Originally Published -- 11/20/2018 9:46 PM PST

Paris Jackson Best Roadie GF ... For BF Gabriel Glenn

11/21/2018 6:53 AM PST

Paris Jackson can wear two hats at the same time for her boyfriend, Gabriel Glenn -- that of supportive girlfriend ... and, of course, the steadfast groupie roadie.

Michael Jackson's only daughter was spotted Tuesday night at The Viper Room in Hollywood for a gig Gabriel's band, Trash Dogs, was playing. She definitely wasn't just swooning in the audience though -- Paris was on her knees recording her beau onstage.

Her hard work didn't stop there. Paris was later seen handling some equipment for the band. Fun fact: Paris' first cousin, Austin Brown, is also in Trash Dogs ... so, even more reason for Paris to be on top of her s***. BTW ... Gabe's the singer and plays lead guitar.

Another fun fact ... Paris and Gabe play in another musical group together called The Soundflowers. They were seen jamming out together in L.A. earlier this summer for a cancer benefit performance, with Paris on the mic and Gabe strumming beside her.

Grandma Katherine was there for that show, and since Gabe's been tight with Paris since at least then ... we're guessing he's met some of the Jackson family already. 

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Tekashi69 Give Us Cash and Apology, Or Else!!! Booking Agent Threatens

11/21/2018 12:50 AM PST
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Problems are piling up for Tekashi69 as he sits in prison -- his old booking agents are threatening to sue AND claim the money he's trying to use for bail is cash he owes them.

MTA Booking is pissed at the rapper for making what it calls "malicious" and "defamatory" statements on social media and last week on "The Breakfast Club." MTA fired off a cease and desist letter demanding 6ix9ine retract and apologize publicly ... or it's gonna sue his ass.

MTA says the rapper's allegation it stole a ton of cash from him did serious damage to its reputation, and its booking agents are getting death threats.

That's not all ... a rep for MTA tells us a large portion of the money Tekashi's attorney offered up in court for his bail rightfully belongs to the company. MTA says it's already sent him $860k for deposits on upcoming shows in the U.S., Mexico and Germany. Presumably, he won't be able to perform those shows, so MTA wants that money back.

We're told MTA's working with its legal team to prevent 6ix9ine from using any of that dough for bail.

We broke the story ... Tekashi's been placed in general population at Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center -- despite being a potential target for violence -- while he awaits his Wednesday's bail hearing.

Colin Kaepernick Touches Down in Los Angeles ... NFL Ready?

11/21/2018 5:56 AM PST
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Colin Kaepernick and his girlfriend, Nessa, arrived to Los Angeles late Tuesday night -- which begs the question ... are ya here for business or turkey? 

Kap didn't have much to say -- BUT -- you gotta see his reaction when we asked if he's NFL-ready ... one of the big topics that's been debated on social media this week. Colin's smirk says a lot.

Kaepernick and Nessa were cool with fans at LAX -- and even thanked a female fan who told the QB, "I love you so much!" 

So, what's next for Colin's football carer? Unclear at this point, but Nessa and Carolina Panthers star Eric Reid have insisted Kap is in shape and ready to play if he gets the call. 

As we previously reported, Kaepernick is still working out every single day -- lifting, throwing and running. 

With quarterbacks like Nathan Peterman -- who's horrible -- getting calls from NFL teams ... many people believe it's proof of NFL collusion. 

We spoke with NFL legend Charles Woodson earlier this week who told us he doesn't think CK will get back in the league due to politics ... but thinks he still has the talent to compete at the highest level. 

Post Malone Airport PDA with Hot Yacht Chick ... She's a Fly Girl Now!!!

11/21/2018 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Looks like Post Malone's sticking with his good luck charm -- the chick he was cupcaking on a yacht right after his near-death experience on that private jet ... and ya can't blame him one bit.

We got this shot of Post walking through George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. He was jetting off to Dubai Sunday, and his germ-deflecting surgical mask wasn't all that caught our eye. His cute travel buddy looked real familiar. 

When last we saw her, Post was spraying her down and canoodling with her back in August on a yacht off Saint-Tropez. Good times.

Of course, that was one week after his terrifying emergency landing, and shortly before he survived a major car accident. Safe to say, she was the best thing to happen to him this summer.

As for the nature of their relationship -- a source close to Post says airport/yacht babe is just a friend. That may be, but that's a pretty tight grip between friends. Just sayin'. 

We reached out to Biz Markie for comment ... no word back.

Fat Joe on Tekashi69 He Told Me Weeks Ago ... Feds Were After Him

11/21/2018 12:30 AM PST
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Fat Joe says Tekashi69 was in a frantic state of mind just weeks ago ... correctly predicting the feds were gunning for him.

We talked to Joe Tuesday -- right after he wrapped up his Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway in NYC -- and asked him about the ominous warning he gave Tekashi 9 months ago. If ya missed it, Tekashi went on Joe's "Coca Vision" podcast and Joe warned him about catching heat for associating with the wrong crowd.  

Fat Joe asked Tekashi, "Can you control your friends? The police tried to set me up so many times ... 1 million percent they are plotting on you." Joe says his prediction played out almost exactly as he feared.

TMZ broke the story ... Tekashi was indicted on 6 federal charges, some of which carry max sentences of life in prison.

Joe tried scaring him straight during the podcast -- bringing up Bobby Shmurda and 7-year prison sentence as a prime example. It appears the chat didn't sink in with Tekashi, so now Joe's warning other rising rappers.

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