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Joe Perry Back In the Saddle After Medical Emergency

11/16/2018 9:17 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Joe Perry is back in the saddle again ... because we've learned the famed Aerosmith guitarist is finally home after being hospitalized following a scary scene at a concert. 

Sources close to Joe tell TMZ ... Perry was released from the hospital Thursday and is now home resting. 

We broke the story ... Joe collapsed backstage last weekend after a guest gig with Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden, and paramedics wheeled Joe out on a stretcher. 

We're told doctors ran a series of tests and determined the 68-year-old was suffering from a combo of allergies and fatigue. We're told Joe's had breathing issues his whole life. 

It's great news for Aerosmith fans ... with Joe on the mend, the band's upcoming Vegas residency is still a go. 

Jim Acosta Wins Bid To Get Back White House Cred, For now

11/16/2018 9:20 AM PST
Breaking News

9:20 AM PT -- Sounds like the White House fully intends to challenge the judge's ruling. Sarah Sanders said, "In response to the court, we will temporarily reinstate the reporter's hard pass." 

"Temporarily" being the keyword there.

Sanders added, "We will also further develop rules and processes to ensure fair and orderly press conferences in the future. There must be decorum at the White House."

Translation: They're not done battling Acosta.

President Trump had it out for CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta ... so says a federal judge who has just ordered The White House to give Acosta his press credentials back. 

The judge didn't buy the White House party line, because it shifted from Acosta making contact with a W.H. intern as the basis for its decision, to Acosta's "general conduct."

The judge did not base his core ruling off the First Amendment but rather the Due Process clause of the 5th Amendment. The judge said the decision to revoke the pass was "so shrouded in mystery that the government could not tell me ... who made the decision."

The judge went on to say Trump has no obligation to call on Acosta during White House news conferences but Acosta has a right to due process before his hard pass can be revoked. 

CNN and its chief White House reporter, Jim Acosta, sued Trump Tuesday after Acosta's hard pass was yanked following aggressive questioning last week during a press conference ... Trump and Co. pulled his pass after he made contact with a White House intern, who was trying to take the mic away from him.

CNN argued in court Trump was infringing on Acosta's 1st and 5th Amendment rights by pulling his press pass, adding the real reason behind the move is his extreme hatred for CNN.

For his part, Trump's White House lawyers responded by saying the Prez can pick and choose who gets on White House grounds to cover his administration.

Originally Published -- 7:28 AM PT

Diddy Unbreakable Bond with Kim Porter

11/16/2018 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Diddy is destroyed over the death of his ex, Kim Porter ... because even though they broke up years ago they were still a very tight family. 

Sources close to Diddy say he never stopped interacting with Kim, despite breaking up way back in 2007. We're told their connection went beyond the fact they were co-parenting 3 kids ... they genuinely had love and affection for each other. 

They celebrated holidays as a family, vacationed together and just hung out ... and there was never an extended period where they were at odds with each other.

 

Perhaps the most telling example of their ongoing union ... they never had a formal custody agreement. They accommodated each other's schedules when it came to the kids -- and it always worked.  

TMZ broke the story ... Porter was found dead at her Toluca Lake home Thursday, and the emergency dispatch revealed a call came in for a patient in cardiac arrest. A source told us Porter was recently sick with pneumonia.

She leaves behind their 20-year-old son, Christian, and twin, 11-year-old daughters Jessie James and D'Lila ... as well as 27-year-old Quincy whose dad is Al B. Sure!

Porter was 47 years old. 

William Goldman 'Princess Bride' Writer Dead at 87

11/16/2018 8:02 AM PST
Breaking News

William Goldman -- the screenwriter who made tumbling down a hill romantic in the classic "The Princess Bride" -- has died.

Goldman, who also won Oscars for writing "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "All the President's Men," died Thursday night in his Manhattan home following complications from colon cancer and pneumonia, this according to multiple outlets.

He was surrounded by family and friends. Goldman's health had been deteriorating as of late but had worsened over the summer.

Goldman's hit 'Princess Bride' featured a star-studded cast that included Robin Wright, Billy Crystal and Andre the Giant. No doubt Goldman will be best remembered for concocting a battle of wits with a Sicilian, and imagining Westley the stable boy growing up into the Dread Pirate Roberts (spoiler alert) in the '80s ... however, his career stretched across decades.

The Oscar-winning screenwriter began his career as a novelist before writing his first screenplay in 1965. Goldman paired up with Robert Redford in 1969 for the western classic 'Butch Cassidy' ... earning Goldman an Academy Award for best original screenplay in 1970.

They paired up again a few years later for the political thriller ... earning him again another Academy Award in 1977 for best original screenplay. Goldman also wrote "Marathon Man," "The Stepford Wives," "Chaplin" and "A Bridge Too Far," and had a hand in "A Few Good Men" and "Indecent Proposal" 

He was 87.

RIP

Dream's Birthday Party Make a Wish ... And Blow Out the Cockroach!!!

11/16/2018 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Kylie Jenner's video from Dream's second birthday party proves Auntie Kylie is the hostess with the mostest ... the mostest cockroaches. 

Jenner hosted her niece's 2nd birthday party Wednesday at her Hidden Hills home ... and there was at least one uninvited guest patrolling the sweets table. The 6-legged party guest can be seen scurrying for cover underneath Dream's decked out bday cake.

As for how the critter may have entered the bash -- there are a ton of plants and foliage intertwined with the dessert spread -- so you gotta imagine he hitched a ride inside.

Cockroach guest or not, the party was still clearly a hit for Dream and all her guests with a homemade teepee, fairies and tons of presents.

Michael Avenatti I'm Coming For You, Jacob Wohl

11/16/2018 6:31 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Michael Avenatti sure doesn't seem worried about his felony domestic violence arrest, and he's literally pointing the finger at right-wing conspiracy theorist Jacob Wohl for what he says is a frame job.

We got Avenatti leaving Dan Tana's restaurant Thursday night in WeHo, and he tripled down that he is certain he'll be exonerated after an investigation, and then it's judgment day for Wohl.

Avenatti clearly thinks Wohl -- who was implicated in the false sexual misconduct claims against Robert Mueller last month -- has trumped up the domestic violence allegations against him. 

For his part, Wohl has denied he's behind the DV allegations.

And, Avenatti seems more than confident ... Stormy Daniels will remain his client, despite her wait-and-see comments Wednesday.

TMZ broke the story ... Avenatti was arrested after a woman claimed he battered her Tuesday night in his L.A. apartment.

Farrah Abraham Not Sweatin' Boxing Challenge Just Sweating the Maldives!

11/16/2018 7:36 AM PST

Farrah Abraham knows a match made in heaven when she sees one -- and it ain't in a boxing ring ... it's her butt and a remote sandy paradise.

The 'Teen Mom' star's extended vacay in the Maldives doesn't require much in the way of clothing --she's rocking a severely bare minimum white crocheted bikini here. Farrah jetted off to the islands last weekend with her daughter after backing out of her celebrity boxing match with Nicole "Hoopz" Alexander.

Farrah trash talked promoter Damon Feldman but, as we first reported ... she's got a new offer from "Teen Mom 2" star Kailyn Lowry to get in the ring.

Unclear if Farrah will accept. After all, boxing would require putting on more clothing.

Ann Coulter You're Nazi'ing What You Think In Wisconsin H.S. Kids Pic

11/16/2018 6:55 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Ann Coulter says that viral photo of Wisconsin high schoolers doing the Nazi salute is absolutely NOT that, which she knows because -- her words, here -- there are NO Nazis in America.

We got America's conservative sweetheart trudging the snowy streets of Manhattan Thursday evening, and asked her about the Baraboo High prom pic of 60 male students very clearly raising their hands in a "Heil Hitler" fashion.

Ann admitted, "I don't know what it is," but quickly added she definitely doesn't believe the kids are Nazis.

In fact, she says we're all safe in America. Apparently, Ann has a short memory -- after all, Charlottesville was a whole 15 months ago.

As for the pic, one of the students has said his classmates were just doing a collective "joke" when the photographer told them to all raise their hands and wave goodbye. Hysterical. 

BTW, Ann is worried about violence against one particular group. Yes, she's part of that group. 

'Teen Mom' Kailyn Lowry I'll Bust Backdoor Teen Mom's Ass!!! Challenges Farrah Abraham

11/16/2018 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

"Teen Mom 2" star Kailyn Lowry's ready and willing to get in the ring with Farrah Abraham and open a can of whoop ass ... but Farrah's first gotta say yes, and she might wanna think twice.

Damon Feldman -- the guy who set up a charity boxing match Farrah backed out of -- tells TMZ Kailyn's set to sign a deal with his company Friday for a charity match ... with proceeds going to charity. And, Kailyn's making no bones about it -- she wants Farrah. Yeah, they got beef.

Damon says if Farrah accepts the challenge he will NOT take legal action against her for bailing on the first event. Remember ... TMZ broke the story Farrah backed out of fighting Nicole "Hoopz" Alexander, claiming Damon broke his end of the deal.

You'll recall Farrah trash talked Damon and the entire event before he fired off a cease and desist letter to shut her trap. Damon now says bygones will be bygones ... IF Farrah steps into the ring.

As for Kailyn ... she and Farrah have lobbed verbal jabs at each other for years now. Kailyn's ready to strap on some gloves and let her fists do the talking. Again, for charity.

Danielle Bregoli Music App Did a Bhad Thing ... They Owe Me a Fat Check!!!

11/16/2018 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Danielle Bregoli has major beef with a new music app for using her image without permission -- but she's willing to let it slide if they fork over several million bucks ... TMZ has learned. 

Bhad Bhabie's lawyers fired off a cease and desist letter to Vezt, a mobile app where music fans can acquire rights to their fav songs, claiming they used her likeness in ads without her consent. In the letter, Bhabie says she lost out on a $3 million business deal due to the unauthorized Vezt exposure.

So, she simply wants Vezt to cover her losses. Translation: Gimme $3 mil and you won't get sued. 

Danielle says she rejected an offer to go into biz with Vezt, but the company went ahead and used her name and image, anyway. 

In addition to the cheddar ... she wants Vezt to scrub Bhad Bhabie from the app and its social media, and she wants to know how much the company made off her likeness. 

She's given Vezt a 15-day deadline before she does them worst than she did Iggy Azalea ... legally speaking, of course.

Floyd Mayweather Ultimatum To Khabib: Box Me, Or We Ain't Fightin'

11/16/2018 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Floyd Mayweather is giving Khabib a simple choice -- we fight in the boxing ring ... or we ain't fightin' at all!

Of course, the two have been goin' back and forth since Khabib beat Conor and called out Floyd ... but Nurmagomedov's team AND Dana White both say it's gotta be MMA.

Now, Floyd's firing back ... telling TMZ Sports HE makes the rules -- 'cause he makes the money and that makes him the guy who calls the shots ... and mixed martial arts isn't happening.

"They said it has to happen in the Octagon. And I said, 'Just tell me where Khabib has made 9 figures before in the Octagon!'"

"If he hasn't made 9 figures, he's not the A-side. So, I'm the A-side."

Remember, Floyd told us he's likely to fight on New Year's Eve in Tokyo ... and if he and Khabib can't strike a deal, that's cool with him.

"It's my way, my rules. I'm Floyd 'Money' Mayweather!"

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Guess Who This Groovy Guy Turned Into!

11/16/2018 12:01 AM PST

Before this disco dude was getting patched up after his crazy stunts, he was just another '70s kid with serious style in Knoxville, TN! Can you guess who he is?

Kim Porter Diddy's Ex Found Dead at 47

11/15/2018 5:06 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

7:00 PM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Kim went to bed early last night, because she wasn't feeling well and when family members went to wake her Thursday she was non-responsive.  Paramedics pronounced Kim dead at her home.

As for the cause ... we're told she was battling an illness -- either the flu or pneumonia -- over the last few days and was being treated with Saline and vitamins. Authorities are also looking at a recent trip Kim took to Africa, to determine if she contracted a disease. 

No illegal drugs were found. 

The coroner will perform an autopsy and perform toxicology tests.   

5:02 PM PT -- The coroner's van just left Porter's home.

Kim Porter, the model and actress who dated Diddy for 13 years, was found dead Thursday at her L.A. area home ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us they got a call to Porter's Toluca Lake home around noon. Police are still on the scene right now.

According to emergency dispatch audio the call came in as a patient in cardiac arrest. 

A source connected to Kim tells us she'd been suffering flu-like symptoms, and possibly pneumonia, for several weeks, but it's still unclear what exactly caused her death. Another source says Kim had contacted her doctor just yesterday complaining she wasn't feeling any better.

Diddy and Kim's relationship spanned more than a decade with several breakups and makeups. They started dating in 1994 and broke up, for the last time, in 2007.


They have 3 children together -- twin girls Jessie James and D'Lila were born in 2006, and she had their son, Christian, in 1998. She also has a son, Quincy Brown, from her previous relationship with Al B. Sure!.

The whole family was last together, in public, supporting Quincy at last month's premiere for his movie, "The Holiday Calendar."

Kim worked as both a model and an actress, and she made appearances on Diddy's show, "I Want to Work for Diddy."

Diddy's rep Cindi Berger tells us, "Sadly, I can confirm the passing of Kim Porter. I ask that you give the families privacy at this time." 

Kim was 47.

RIP

Originally Published -- 1:11 PM PST

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