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Aaron Carter I'm the OG Biebs ... Kids Have No Respect!!!

11/20/2018 1:32 PM PST

Aaron Carter insists he laid the foundation for dudes like Justin Bieber ... even if kids these days don't wanna give him props for it.

Aaron hilariously responded to a random fan on Twitter Tuesday, who wondered why Aaron never achieved the same success as Biebs. That ticked off Aaron who suggests he's basically the Godfather of modern-day child pop stars. 

In his tweet, Aaron says he's been in the music industry way longer than Biebs ... and, apparently, went through much harder times, only to bounce back time and again. He even jokes he's in construction because he "paved the way." 

Aaron, at the ripe old age of 30, ended his rant with, "These kids have NEVER paid me homage."

No response from Bieber yet -- he's been a little busy with the missus and other stuff.

AARP says it fully supports Aaron. Kidding.

Shaquille O'Neal The 'Shaq-A-Claus' Origin Story Will Melt Your Cold, Cold Heart

11/20/2018 11:45 AM PST

For the 26th year in a row, Shaq-A-Claus is coming to town -- giving out thousands of toys to kids in need -- and the Big Fella's reason for launching the program is DEFINITELY gonna give you the feels. 

Shaquille O'Neal joined the guys on "TMZ Live" and explained how he started his Shaq-A-Claus initiative back in 1992 after someone very special to him asked to borrow money to buy gifts for underprivileged kids. 

The NBA legend was so moved, he opened up his bank account -- and got a moving truck (he doesn't really fit in your standard sleigh) -- and brought Christmas gifts to kids with nothing under the tree. 

This year, Shaq says he's teaming up with Zappos -- the shoe giant -- to make the program bigger than ever before. 

Zappos is essentially offering to cover shipping costs to donate toys through its website -- and will match toy donations on Black Friday and Cyber Monday! 

Shaq explained, "I know what it's like to wake up and not get one, single toy on Christmas and I don't want any child to have to go through that."

Future Drake Hosts Lit Bday Bash ... Until 'Shots Fired' Call!!!

11/20/2018 12:47 PM PST

Future and Drake turned ATL's famed Magic City strip club into "Future City" for the rapper's birthday, but the party was cut short when a report of gunfire brought cops to the scene ... TMZ has learned. 

Sources say Future and Drake's invite-only party brought in rappers Lil Yachty, Jacquees, Pastor Troy, Casino, MJAE The Great & 550 and Atlanta Falcons stud Julio Jones. Solid guest list and they pulled out all the stops with the 3 Bs -- tons of booze, booty-shaking and bands of cash.

We're told Drake literally backed up an armored truck to deliver six figures ... to make it rain on the strippers. Throw in 30 bottles of Hennessey, 30 bottles of Don Julio and another $10k for Indaglow Productions to rebrand the club, "Future City" -- and ya got all ya need for the party of the year.

One problem though ... Atlanta PD responded at 3 AM to reports of fighting and gunfire. We're told officers found no evidence to support the gunshot claim, but the vibe was definitely killed and people started clearing out.

Check out the pics and video, though -- it was crazy fun while it lasted!

Michael Avenatti Hit with Restraining Order Allegedly Grabbed GF, Dragged Her into Hallway

11/20/2018 9:27 AM PST

Michael Avenatti's alleged domestic violence victim claims they had an argument that turned violent -- with him being verbally and physically abusive -- and now she has a restraining order against him. 

The woman, Mareli Miniutti, says she and Avenatti were in the master bedroom of their apartment arguing about money on November 13, when he called her an "ungrateful f**king bitch" ... according to docs. She says he followed her into a guest bedroom while verbally berating her and hitting her "forcefully" in the face with pillows. She claims he said, "Do not disrespect me. You don't get to sleep in my house tonight."

In the docs, Mareli says Avenatti grabbed her by her wrist and pulled her off of the bed in the guest bedroom -- and when she escaped his grasp, she started texting a friend. She claims he grabbed the phone out of her hand ... and started screaming for help out of a window.

According to the docs, Avenatti then dragged her by her right arm and out into the public hallway of the apartment building. She says she was only wearing underwear and a t-shirt, and suffered scratches on her side and leg. The woman says she rang a neighbor's doorbell for help, but Avenatti allegedly grabbed her and dragged her back into his apartment and shut the door ... preventing her from leaving.

Mareli says she was eventually able to get out of the apartment, but she claims Avenatti rode down in the elevator with her while begging, "Don't do this Mareli, don't involve them" ... presumably referring to building security. She says security guards did take her into a room by herself while she waited for a friend to come pick her up.

Mareli says, in the docs, this was the second time Avenatti was physically violent toward her. She claims the first time was in February ... when he pushed her out of the apartment into the hallway where she struck her head against a neighbor's door ... and threw her shoes at her. She also claims he has a history of being "verbally abusive and financially controlling." 

According to the restraining order, Avenatti must stay 100 yards away from Mareli and have no contact of any sort with her. A hearing is scheduled for next month. 

TMZ broke the story ... Avenatti was arrested Wednesday after the woman filed a felony domestic violence report. The alleged argument and confrontation she describes happened late Tuesday night at their exclusive apartment in the Century City area of L.A.

Avenatti posted $50k bail and, when he was released, he vehemently denied the allegations. 

Hailey Baldwin Tag, You're Bieber!! It's Billboard Graffiti Official

11/20/2018 10:54 AM PST

Someone really wants Hailey Baldwin to drop her name and publicly take Justin Bieber's -- a demand they boldly made by tagging her L.A. billboard. 

Check it out ... we got pics and video of a man spray painting -- aka vandalizing -- Hailey's PrettyLittleThing billboard Monday night. As we told you, Hailey changed her Instagram handle to @HaileyBieber over the weekend, but that clearly wasn't enough for this guy. 

The guy first covered "Baldwin" with white spray paint, then scribbled "Bieber" over that in black paint. We'll give him this ... he's efficient. The entire process only took a few minutes.

The billboard is on Fairfax Avenue ... not far from The Grove. Looks like the tagger had to sneak onto the roof of an art gallery to access the billboard's ladder. 

The advertisement stood unscathed for about 2 weeks -- before Captain Change-a-Name jumped into action. 

Tekashi69 Placed in Gen Pop at Brutal Prison But Feds Say He's in Danger

11/20/2018 7:05 AM PST

Tekashi69 is getting NO special treatment while he's in prison awaiting his bail hearing because he's chillin' with every other inmate in general population ... TMZ has learned.

6ix9ine's lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, tells us ... Tekashi has been placed in gen pop at Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center as opposed to being held in a segregated part of the federal pen ... due to his celeb status. 

That's interesting because the MDC is notoriously brutal, with inmates that are "extremely dangerous, violent, or escape-prone," according to the U.S. Justice Department.

There's also this ... prosecutors expressed Monday just how much of a target Tekashi had been prior to his arrest this weekend. One prosecutor told a judge ex-members of Tekashi's crew "wanted to super violate him" following his appearance on the 'Breakfast Club' ... where he accused his inner circle of turning on him.

The prosecutor, Michael Longyear, said 'super violate' meant inflict harm on Tekashi, including possibly shooting him. He said they took Tekashi in after learning he was planning a trip to a Connecticut casino, and feared an attempt on his life could put innocent people in jeopardy.

As for the rapper getting placed in gen pop ... Lazzaro thinks Tekashi will be fine. His scheduled bail hearing for Tuesday was pushed to Wednesday since the judge was unavailable.

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

Paris Hilton She Still Has the Engagement Ring ... But He Wants it Back

11/20/2018 1:00 AM PST

Paris Hilton has yet to return the VERY expensive ring Chris Zylka gave her when he got on bended knee earlier this year, but it may just be a matter of time before she has to fork it over.

Sources close to Chris tell us, he bought the ring -- valued at $2 MILLION. Based on what we know, he got a massive discount. The jeweler and Paris have a close relationship, and publicity for jewelers is as valuable as cold, hard cash.

Now ... we're told Paris is the one who broke off the engagement. Under California law, if she calls off the engagement, he gets the ring back. And, not surprisingly, we're told he wants it back.

We're told Paris and Chris haven't seen each other since the split, and he hasn't requested that she turn the ring back ... but we know he wants it.

It's pretty damn unique, with a massive 20-carat diamond, which took about 4 months to cut.

You'd think something that valuable would've been safe and sound on Paris' finger, but it's been lost and found at least once since Chris proposed in Aspen.

Our sources say Chris will make the hard ask if Paris doesn't get the hint. Copy that, PH?

UFC's Rachael Ostovich Files for Restraining Order ... Against MMA Fighter Husband

11/20/2018 8:50 AM PST

UFC fighter Rachael Ostovich has filed for a restraining order against her MMA fighter husband, Arnold Berdon, in the wake of a violent incident over the weekend ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Rachael filed for the order herself in Hawaii on Nov. 19 -- and based on court docs, it appears the order was temporarily granted and is set to stay in effect until May 18, 2019. 

As we previously reported, Ostovich was hospitalized with a broken orbital bone along with other injuries after an incident in Hawaii. 

Multiple sources tell us ... Ostovich is pointing the finger at Berdon and that's why she's filed the restraining order. 

Cops have opened a felony domestic violence investigation but have not released the name of the suspect. 

We spoke with a family member who is very close with Berdon, who tells us Arnold is seeking a lawyer and intends to defend himself against allegations he attacked his wife. 

We're told Berdon will argue he was attacked first and defended himself. 

Berdon is also a pro MMA fighter. He's 27 years old with a 7-2 record, according to

He's listed at 5'9" and 135 lbs. Berdon's last fight was back in June -- a unanimous decision victory over Jeremias Fernandez

As for Ostovich, she recently pulled out of her January 19 fight against Paige VanZant explaining that her injuries are too severe. 

Blac Chyna Rob's Denying Dream the Life She Deserves ... Not Me!!!

11/20/2018 6:53 AM PST

Blac Chyna thinks Rob Kardashian's going the deadbeat dad route by depriving their daughter, Dream, of a luxurious lifestyle, all while he's living one himself ... or so she believes.

Chyna slammed Rob Monday evening by suggesting their daughter should be entitled to the same type of lifestyle he enjoys -- an obvious reference to him going to court last week to get a big reduction in child support.

As she put it on Instagram ... "'So' my children aren't Supposed to live the same lifestyle as their fathers ETC ETC ha?"

We broke the story ... Rob wants to reduce his $20k a month support payments -- which he agreed to in September 2017 -- because he claims he's basically broke, while Chyna's rolling in the dough.

Chyna doesn't deny she's doing well -- she's flaunted her success recently on social media -- but she's accused Rob of just pretending to be poor so he doesn't have to fork over as much dough for Dream.

The IG post is a clear attempt at publicly shaming him, though, because she's still insisting she doesn't need his money -- "As single Mother, I provide for them and give them the luxury lifestyle they deserve..... WOW!!!"

David Guetta GF Shows Off Bod & Diamond Rock!!!

11/20/2018 8:46 AM PST

David Guetta showing off his abs and his hot bikini-clad girlfriend would normally be enough to focus on, but then his GF busted out a crazy diamond that's gonna get everyone talking ... ENGAGEMENT!!!

The EDM superstar and actress Jessica Ledon hit up Miami Beach Monday with their French bulldog. DG rocked his hard physique while she strutted in a blue bikini ... curves on full display.

She kept it classy too ... accessories around her neck, wrists and, of course, that ring finger.

David and Jessica haven't announced anything, but that ring's sure to set off a bunch of alarms. For what it's worth ... the ring looks like a doozy.

David and Jessica have been dating since 2015 and they both still look totally smitten. Just look at the hot pics ... it's easy to see why!! 

Jared Goff Emotional With Bar Shooting Victims ... After Win

11/20/2018 6:38 AM PST
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Rams stars Jared Goff and Andrew Whitworth shared an emotional moment with victims of the horrific Thousand Oaks massacre after the L.A. win Monday night ... nearly coming to tears at midfield.

The QB and the left tackle passed on celebrating their epic 54-51 win with their teammates to meet with family members of those killed at Borderline Bar and Grill near L.A. earlier this month.

The players and the victims embraced for several seconds ... and the families couldn't thank Goff and Whitworth enough for their actions.

"I'll tell you what, you sometimes realize things are bigger than yourself," Andrew told reporters after the game.

"Coming off of a win, you realize quickly, man, there's a whole lot of things more important than football."

L.A. also hung up a banner with pictures of the victims and the words, "Together we mourn. Together we stand."

Family members of fallen Ventura County Sheriff Sgt. Ron Helus also lit the ceremonial torch pregame ... and Andrew donated his entire game check to the survivors.

The Rams also honored victims of the Southern California wildfires with LAFD hats ... and pledged to donate the profits of tons of game-worn items to survivors of that tragedy.

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TMZ Live Travis Scott Shouts Out His 'Wife' Kylie!!!

11/19/2018 10:45 AM PST

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Miguel Marriage Is A 'Sure Thing' Now ... After Trip To Courthouse

11/20/2018 12:50 AM PST

Miguel will soon be sky walking down the aisle ... because we've learned the "Sky Walker" singer just got a marriage license. 

Sources confirmed to TMZ ... Miguel and his high school sweetheart, model Nazanin Mandi, went to a Los Angeles courthouse Monday to snag a marriage license. 

We're told the couple signed docs and had some friends right there cheering them on with words of encouragement and a big group hug. 

Miguel and Nazanin have known each other since he was 18. They went on their first date in 2005, long before the R&B crooner signed his first record deal and Nazanin started walking runways. 

The super cute couple has been engaged since 2016, and they've just taken another huge step towards tying the knot. 

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