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Tara Reid Removed from Flight ... Bitched About Wrong Seat, Pillow

10/15/2018 4:21 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tara Reid flew into a rage on a flight, shortly before takeoff ... prompting the captain to toss her, and her little dog, off the plane.

The incident went down Monday afternoon on Delta Flight 613 from LAX to NYC. Witnesses tell us Tara was pissed and loudly complained about being given the wrong seat. She later bitched about not getting a pillow. Flight attendants tried diffusing the situation ... but it was too little, too late.

We're told the pilot -- after pushing back from the gate -- announced he was turning around because of a customer service issue. In the video, you can see Tara being told she had to go. Cops were not called and Tara complied ... deplaning with her dog.

Tara's side of the story is she thought she had a window seat and was upset that wasn't the case. Further, she says she was cramped in her seat because the woman in front of her had reclined.

A Delta spokesperson tells us the flight eventually took off for NYC after a short delay. Tara boarded an alternate flight. 

Meghan Markle No Baby Bump Yet During Aussie Tour

10/15/2018 4:42 PM PDT

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are all smiles Down Under on the heels of their pregnancy announcement ... but royal watchers might say something's missing.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex hit up Australia Monday on the first day of their royal tour there ... no doubt still sporting wide grins after Kensington Palace announced earlier in the day they're expecting baby no. 1.

The former "Suits" star is due sometime next spring ... around their one-year anniversary. We know what everyone wants to see, but it just ain't there yet -- the royal baby bump.

Harry and Meghan -- who will be Down Under for the next 16 days -- started their tour at Admiralty House and a meeting with Governor-General Peter Cosgrove. He's no fool, Cosgrove had some Aussie themed baby gifts ... a pair of baby Ugg boots and a stuffed kangaroo.

As we reported ... Victoria is the odds-on favorite name, at 8/1, if it's a girl. Leading boy names are Albert/Arthur/Philip ... all at 10/1. Remember to bet responsibly.

Paul Allen Microsoft Co-Founder Dead at 65

10/15/2018 3:13 PM PDT
Breaking News

Paul Allen, the billionaire who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975 is dead.

Allen succumbed to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He died Monday afternoon in his hometown of Seattle.

Allen, whose wealth was estimated north of $20 billion, announced 2 weeks ago his cancer had returned after 9 years in remission.

Allen and Gates, both college dropouts, hatched the idea for Microsoft in Albuquerque. They designed software for the yet-to-explode personal computer revolution.

The 2 men met when they were teenage students at Lakeside School outside Seattle. They became fast friends and bonded over their love of computers. The two would go "dumpster diving" for computer program code. Allen, who dropped out of Washington State, convinced Gates to bail from Harvard.

Allen is the one who came up with the name -- Micro-Soft. 

The company moved to Bellevue, Washington in 1979. He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1983 and resigned shortly thereafter, but still was an active member of the board until 2000.

Allen bought the Seattle Seahawks back in 1996, 8 years after buying the Portland Trail Blazers. He also bought the Seattle Sounders, part of Major League Soccer, with business partners including Drew Carey.

Allen was a huge music fan, especially of Jimi Hendrix, and founded The Experience Music Project Museum in Seattle. 

Paul donated more than $2 billion to various charities.

Allen was never married and had no children.

Paul's family says, "For all the demands on his schedule, there was always time for family and friends.  At this time of loss and grief for us -- and so many others -- we are profoundly grateful for the care and concern he demonstrated everyday."

Paul was 65. RIP. 

President Trump Take That, Stormy!! Defamation Lawsuit Tossed

10/15/2018 4:02 PM PDT
Breaking News

Stormy Daniels is taking an "L" in court in her legal war with President Trump -- a judge just dismissed her defamation suit against him.

Stormy had sued the Prez for saying she lied about the mysterious man she claims threatened her in 2011 to stop talking about Trump. She had even released a sketch of the man ... which Trump immediately shot holes in on social media.

He tweeted, "A sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)!"

Monday, a federal judge tossed the suit, describing the tweet as "rhetorical hyperbole" against a political adversary. The court said it would be an unreasonable standard if politicians could sue every time an opponent fired verbal jabs.

It's interesting because ... the judge is characterizing Stormy as a politician. In the rule, he wrote ... Stormy had tried to "publicly present herself as a political adversary to [Trump]." 

Stormy's lawsuit seeking to nullify the so-called "hush agreement" with Trump is still active.

Her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, plans to appeal the dismissal. If that's unsuccessful, Stormy will have to pay Trump's attorney fees.

Slash Bans Perla From Their Son's Show ... She Says She's Going

10/15/2018 3:35 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Slash is slamming the door on his ex-wife, Perla Ferrar ... blocking her from their son's huge Hollywood performance -- opening for Slash -- but it looks like she's totally ignoring the ban.

Sources close to Perla tell TMZ ... the Guns 'n Roses rocker banned her from attending the Tuesday night gig at the Hollywood Palladium -- 16-year-old London's band, Classless Act, will warm up the crowd before Slash takes the stage.

We're told someone from Slash's camp reached out to Perla and told her she wouldn't be able to attend. The bad blood between them is nothing new -- they just settled a drawn-out, contentious divorce that ended with him having to shell out serious gwap.

Despite the stay-away notice ... Perla said Monday she was planning to be at the show. She said on social media, "Can’t wait to see my baby boy London open for his father at this historical event tomorrow night! #icouldntbemoreproud."

Unclear if Slash is going to take more drastic steps to keep her out. We've reached out to his camp, but no word back yet. 

Margot Robbie Her Sharon Tate Game is Strong ... In Turtleneck, White Skirt

10/15/2018 2:44 PM PDT

Margot Robbie's been in full Sharon Tate mode while filming Quentin Tarantino's new Manson flick ... and shots like these show just how strong a resemblance she bears to the '60s actress.

QT's leading star for "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" was on set Monday in L.A. getting ready to shoot a scene, decked out in a black turtleneck, white skirt and matching go-go boots.

We don't have to tell you how much she looks like Sharon, we'll just show you. Here's a photo of Sharon with her husband, Roman Polanski, in 1968 ... a year before she and 4 others were brutally murdered by the Manson family. 

Sharon was 8 1/2 months pregnant at the time she was killed in '69. Margot's already shot scenes with her faux pregnancy belly

If her acting is anywhere near as spot-on as her look is -- and Sharon's sister indicated to us earlier this year that it is -- then we're almost certainly in for some Oscar-worthy work.

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Scumbag Patriots Fan ID'd By Cops ... Will Be Prosecuted

10/15/2018 1:14 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

1:14 PM PT -- The Foxborough Police Dept. has identified the suspect as a 21-year-old man from Massachusetts. 

Cops say the man will be charged with 2 crimes -- disorderly conduct and "throw object at sporting event."

A court date will be set. 

Cops say they were able to ID the suspect using surveillance video from the stadium. 

12:39 PM PT -- Tyreek Hill wants the fan who threw beer at him to be arrested and charged, according to Hill's agent, Drew Rosenhaus ... who spoke to Adam Schefter.

“Players have to be protected. We want that fan to be prosecuted.”

10:44 AM PT -- The Patriots say the fan has been identified and has now been BANNED FOR LIFE from attending Patriots games at Gillette Stadium. 

The Patriots add, "The matter has been turned over to local law enforcement and the fan will be sent a letter of disinvite to all future events at Gillette Stadium.”

The Foxborough Police Dept. is investigating the embarrassing moment at Gillette Stadium on Sunday when a Patriots fan doused a Kansas City Chiefs player with beer after a TD ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Cameras were rolling as Tyreek Hill scored a 75-yard touchdown with 3:03 left in the 4th quarter and then came face-to-face with a pack of Pats fans who were flipping him off and shouting insults. 

One of the people in the group -- who appears to be wearing a Pats jersey -- threw his Bud Lite at Hill's face. Terrible moment, but props to Hill for not fighting back (you know he wanted to). 

Now, the Foxborough PD tells us ... they're looking into the incident and would like to speak with the fan to find out what happened. 

Hopefully, they track this scumbag down and ban him from the stadium for life -- because players shouldn't have to deal with this crap. 

In fact, Reggie Bush has already spoken out about it on Twitter, saying, "Now if he smacked the piss out of one of you clowns you would be all over social media crying ready to sue him!"

"Fans need to chill before somebody get hurt! You don’t have to like the opposing team but you need to show respect or don’t go!"

True. 

We reached out to the Patriots for comment -- so far, no word back. 

Originally Published -- 10/15/2018 10:43 AM PDT

Ronan & Mia Farrow Trump Needs to Get Tough On Saudis Over Slain Journalist

10/15/2018 1:05 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ronan and Mia Farrow think President Trump's painted himself into a diplomatic corner when it comes to dealing with Saudi Arabia over the apparent murder of a journalist.

We spoke to Ronan and his mom on Sunday afternoon about the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and, specifically, how the Trump administration is handling it. The Pulitzer Prize winner told us it's high time to start calling out the Saudis and other allies who have a horrible record on human rights.

As the Pulitzer Prize winner put it ... there "needs to be accountability in our foreign policy." He added, the proper response would be to send skilled and experienced diplomats to negotiate, but watch ... Ronan says Trump's already screwed himself in that department.

Reports surfaced Monday the Saudi government was preparing to admit Jamal Khashoggi was killed during an interrogation at its Istanbul embassy.  

For the record, the President says he's sending Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Saudia Arabia. He also said he spoke to Saudi's King Salman, but he denied having any involvement in Khashoggi's disappearance.

Ariana Grande & Pete Davidson PDA at 'SNL' ... Couple Was Going Through the Motions Before Breakup

10/15/2018 10:19 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson's relationship was crumbling for weeks ... and the couple's PDA at 'SNL' over the weekend was the pair holding on for dear life. 

TMZ broke the story, Ariana was at 30 Rock Saturday night to support her then-fiance -- we're told the two shared plenty of hugs and kisses through the night -- and looked the opposite of a couple on the verge of a major split.

Sources close to the couple say there was no big fight or fallout between 'SNL' and when we broke the news of the split ... it was just time.

Our sources say the 'SNL' PDA was that of a couple holding on for dear life and desperately trying to make their relationship work. We're told they'd been trying to repair things for a while, but were essentially just going through the motions without real feelings anymore. 

As we reported ... Pete and Ariana got engaged back in June after only dating for a short period of time.

Neither has commented since we reported their split. 

Nikki Bella Blasts Rousey ... You're An Entitled 'Do Nothing Bitch'

10/15/2018 12:34 PM PDT
Breaking News

Nikki Bella is going off on Ronda Rousey -- claiming she's done more for women's wrestling than Ronda EVER has ... and says when it comes to the sport, Ronda's the real "Do Nothing Bitch."

The two have been feuding ever since Nikki betrayed Ronda on 'Raw' last week -- teaming up with her sister Brie Bella to stomp Ronda out in the middle of the ring. 

Ronda told TMZ Sports the sisters were a bunch of "untrustworthy bitches" and then called them "Do Nothing Bellas" (a twist on her famous "Do Nothing Bitches" line) on social media. 

Now, Nikki is firing back ... and even though the storylines are scripted out, this one feels personal. 

"You may think I’m a 'DNB' but that’s because you been here for what maybe 20 RAW’s? I’ve been here for almost 12 years," Nikki posted on Instagram.

Nikki says she's been the real leader in changing the sport for the better when it comes to how women are treated in the sport ... and she named names!

"This 'DNB' has been in the ring with Victoria, Natalya, Krissy Vaine, Shantelle Malawski, Taryn Terrell, Brooke Adams, Michelle McCool, Layla, Vickie Guerrero, Melina, Mickie James, Maria, Katie Lea, Jillian Hall, Maryse, Alicia Fox, Gail Kim, Candice Michelle, Beth Phoenix, Rosa Mendes, Eve Torres, Kelly Kelly, Awesome Kong, Naomi, Cameron, Eva Marie, Jojo, Summer Rae, Kaitlyn, Tamina, AJ Lee, Paige, Charlotte, Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch, Carmella, Alexa Bliss, Asuka, Riott Squad and more."

She added, "I defended a championship for 301 days. I have executive produced and starred in two reality shows, one about women’s wrestling, while on the road wrestling. I even broke my neck for this business."

"So if you want to talk about a 'DNB' look at yourself, because in this Evolution of women’s wrestling, you’re the 'DNB.'"

The two face off at WWE Evolution on October 28 for the title. By the way, it's the 1st WWE pay-per-view featuring all women ... so really, they both win. 

Quavo 'Big Bro' Lyrics Weren't for Peep Never Speak on the Dead!!!

10/15/2018 1:08 PM PDT

Quavo is setting the record straight after Lil Peep's stans got furious at what they thought were lyrics mocking the late rapper's death ... and he's doing it by announcing a self-imposed rule.

The Migos rapper tweeted out a message Monday that addressed the massive backlash he received over the weekend on the heels of dropping his solo album, "Quavo Huncho."

On the song "BIG BRO," Quavo raps ... "Think you poppin' Xanax bars, but it's Fentanyl // Think you're living like rockstars but you're dead now."

Tons of people took that as a diss aimed at Lil Peep, and were justifiably pissed over the apparent low blow. But, Quavo clarified his intent behind the lyrics, saying, "Lil Peep Is A Legend A Real Rockstar N E V E R will speak on the deceased."

He went on to explain that he believes in God, and doesn't question his plans ... adding that he had a 10-year barber who died from Fentanyl use. He capped off his tweet with ... "RIP TO ANYBODY WHO LOST THERE LIFE TO DRUG ABUSE!"

As we reported ... Peep died from a Xanax and Fentanyl overdose. Many other drugs were discovered in his system as well. He was 21 years old. 

'L&HH' Star Erica Mena Arrested with Boyfriend Near ATL

10/15/2018 11:03 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

'Love & Hip Hop' star Erica Mena was arrested this past weekend for weed, which becomes an afterthought when you hear her boyfriend was also arrested after allegedly kicking in a door to get to her during an argument. 

Erica and her BF, Clifford Dixon, were hauled off to jail Friday in Johns Creek, GA -- about 27 miles outside of Atlanta -- after someone called cops from their home to report an argument getting out of hand. Once cops arrived, they interviewed different people in the home and discovered Cliff and Erica had been fighting ... and that Cliff allegedly kicked through a bedroom door to a room in which Erica had locked herself.

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, one of Erica and Cliff's roommates heard them fighting upstairs and apparently heard someone get slapped. Cops say they didn't see any visible marks on either person, but ended up busting Cliff when 2 different people reported he'd kicked through the door. He denied breaking it. 

Cliff was arrested for criminal trespass because Erica told cops the property was in her name. Meanwhile, Erica was arrested for possession of bud. 

Cops say Erica admitted smoking weed and that she had some inside her home. Cops say they found baggies of weed and possible THC wax in her bedroom and her kitchen. 

Erica was featured on season 7 of "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" ... but she'd previously been a main cast member on "Love & Hip Hop: New York." 

Kanye West Tells President of Uganda This is Going to be Like 'Jurassic Park'

10/15/2018 9:50 AM PDT
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Kanye West has big plans for Uganda ... the prehistoric kind inspired by Steven Spielberg.

Ye and Kim Kardashian West met with the President of Uganda, Yoweri K. Museveni, Monday during their trip to Africa. They chatted about tourism in Africa and it seems checking out a safari left a huge impression on Kanye ... 'cause he's got plans to turn part of Uganda into 'Jurassic Park.' His words.

Kanye also made a stunning revelation -- when the topic of their kids came up he admitted wanting 7 kids with Kim. You gotta check out her reaction. Sorry, Ye.

The President earlier in the day tweeted, "I welcome American entertainment stars Kanye West and @KimKardashian to Uganda. I held fruitful discussions with the duo on how to promote Uganda's tourism and the arts."

The Prez went on ... "I thank Kanye for the gift of white sneakers. Enjoy your time in Uganda. It is the true pearl of Africa."

This meeting, of course, comes on the heels of  Kanye's meeting in the Oval with President Trump ... where the American Prez also scored a pair of Yeezys.

As we've reported ... Kanye's in Africa working on his next album. Big Sean's there too. They'll be producing music and shooting some videos during the trip.

And, while it seems like strictly business for Ye, he's brought North and Kim along for the trip too.

Originally Published -- 10/15/2018 6:54 AM PDT

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