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2016 Presidential Election Some Officials Worry Voting is 'Flawed Process' Open to Fraud

10/25/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1024-donald-trump-hillary-clinton-tmz-getty-01NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN and most blogs are trying to convince you there is virtually NO EVIDENCE of voter fraud, so Trump's fears are bogus ... but we drilled down and some officials who run the voting systems around the country are VERY worried about fraudulent voting.

Fact is ... some states do not require voters to present any ID before casting a ballot. They shockingly rely on the ability of precinct poll workers to match a person's signature with the signature on the voter registration form. So a 70-year-old lady trying to manage a precinct is supposed to do what trained handwriting experts do in court ... ferret out the frauds.

Here are a few examples of what some say are deep concerns about possible voting fraud:

-- Nick LaLota, Suffolk County NY Board of Elections Commissioner, tells TMZ he's expecting 500,000 people to show up at voting booths on Nov. 8th, and he concedes signature verification compromises the integrity of the voting process. He says it will be hard to know who votes when they shouldn't.

-- Marcy Crawford, Deputy Commissioner of the Board of Elections for Allegany County, tells us voter fraud in her county is a real concern. She says everyone's talking about it in her office.

-- John Arntz, Director of Elections in San Francisco, says the way their system works ... voters show up at the polling place, announce their name to the polling place worker, who then checks the voting rolls and reads a corresponding address. If the voter says, "That's my address," he or she gets a ballot. Arntz concedes that it leaves the system open to fraud.

Counties and states are increasingly using signature verification in place of IDs.

Short story ... voter fraud is a real concern.

Britney Spears Rumble Over Bumble

10/25/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1024-britney-spears-instagramBritney Spears is entangled in a raging dispute over the Bumble dating service ... TMZ has learned.

Britney's lawyer fired off a threatening letter to Adam Kluger, claiming he went behind Britney's back and negotiated with Bumble to fund her new music video.

According to the letter, obtained by TMZ, Kluger allegedly told Bumble he had authority to rep Britney for an $800,000 deal that would put the Bumble name all over her new vid. The lawyer says Bumble agreed and gave Kluger $200k up-front. Kluger then made a deal with Britney's label, RCA, to pay them $450,000 for the Bumble product placement promotion.

Britney's people say what Kluger did is fraudulent, because he never repped Britney. They also say his $350k fee -- more than 43% of the deal -- is ridiculous and way above what agents charge.

Kluger tells us he never told Bumble he repped Britney. He says his company is a creative agency that puts people and companies together, which is exactly what he did here. He also said his company has worked with Britney before on projects involving Orange Theory and Plenty of Fish.

Kluger also says he's on the Forbes List of the 30 Most Influential People in Music Under the Age of 30. Kluger's lawyer tells us, "We are going to defend the sterling reputation of The Kluger Agency in court as necessary. The allegations are false. The Kluger Agency has done nothing wrong."

As for the music video, we've learned it's being made ... but without any Bumble product placement. And get this ... Britney made a deal with the dating service, which will underwrite the music video, and in return she's gonna do something with Bumble ... hmmm.

Gilbert Arenas Wanna See My $111 Mil NBA Contract?? ... Here It Is

10/25/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1021-launch-contract-gilbert-arenas-tmz-03Ever wonder what an $111 million NBA contract looks like?

Well, here you go ... courtesy of Gilbert Arenas.

Click here... it's not over yet

Chris Martin My Kids Need Some Shine ... They Can Sing!

10/25/2016 7:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow are 'consciously' deciding to thrust their kids into the spotlight to show off their musical talent ... and this video explains why they're doing it.

12-year-old Apple and 10-year-old Moses performed at a Boys & Girls Club fundraiser in Malibu, which looked like it was in someone's backyard. She sang Ariana Grande's "Just a Little Bit of Your Heart" and he sang "House of Gold" by Twenty One Pilots.

It's pretty remarkable -- not only because the kids clearly have their parents' musical talent -- but because Gwyneth and Chris usually try to keep 'em out out of the public eye.

Can't hold 'em back at some point.

Judge Judy Scoffs at Succession Plan for TV Show

10/25/2016 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Judge Judy was less than amused when our photog asked who's gonna don the doily after she hangs it up.

The most famous judge in America was leaving Craig's in WeHo Monday night, when our photog asked about a succession plan ... clearly not understanding the name of the show is "JUDGE JUDY."

As for her jam on the U.S. Supreme Court ... a harder question.

Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten 'Memba Him?

10/25/2016 7:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1025_johnny_rotten_sex_pistols_launchJohnny Rotten made the Sex Pistols punk rock pioneers, and was frequently covered in bodily fluids while he did it ... but that was the 70s. 

Johnny's trademark spiky hair -- and just about everything else about him -- has made a huge transformation in 2016.

Take a gander at Mr. Hardcore Punk now

In other news...

Kendall Jenner & Gigi Hadid's HORRIBLE Photoshop Fail -- SO EMBARRASSING!

This is sooooo ridiculous -- how could they let this out to for the world to see?!


Toni Braxton Lupus Can't Stop Me

10/25/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Toni Braxton won't let lupus derail her from tour ... she performed over the weekend with a heart monitor strapped to her chest.

Toni's "The Hits Tour" hit Savannah, Georgia Saturday night where she busted into song with with the monitor in plain view.

We're told doctors urged her to wear it 24/7 to detect chest pain, as well as oncoming heart attacks or strokes.

Toni was hospitalized twice this month ... the result of complications from the autoimmune disease.

She still sounds amazing.

BTW ... Birdman was front and center at Saturday night's concert.


Matthew McConaughey & Son Levi Twinning!!

10/25/2016 7:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1025-Matthew-mcconaughey-Son-Run-AKMGSI-01Matthew McConaughey is already teaching his son, Levi, how you just gotta keep livin' man, L-I-V-I-N ... the healthy way.

The two went for a mile run while on vacation in Honolulu, where the elder McConaughey was promoting the military's "Rock the Troops" concert over the weekend.

Levi, who's 8, barely broke a sweat, but can't say the same for Matt. He just keeps getting older, but the ... 

DMX Praises Life-Saving Cops

10/25/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

DMX sang a song of gratitude to the Yonkers, NY cops who saved his life earlier this year ... and performed for free at the charity boxing event as a token of appreciation.

X was at the Yonkers PD vs. Fire Dept. "Toughman Competition" Friday night ... giving a rousing speech about the officers who found him last February lifeless in a parking lot.

DMX boosted the energy up to electric levels at the event, helping them raise $80k. The hometown rapper performed "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" to a crowd of 2,000 ... and they loved it.


In other news...

'Teen Mom' Cast Gets Into NASTY Physical Fight At Reunion Taping

BRAWL! The cast of MTV’s “Teen Mom OG” got into a seriously UGLY fight during the reunion taping after one of the main ladies stormed the stage to throw down!


Terry in 'The Howling' 'Memba Her?!

10/25/2016 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1024_terry_the_howling_belinda_balaski_now_photos_launchBelinda Balaski is best known for playing the hand-hacking BFF Terry Fisher -- opposite Dee Wallace as Karen White -- in the 1981 werewolf classic 'The Howling.' Guess what she looks like now!

Kendall Jenner Alleged Stalker Not Guilty of Stalking ... BUT

10/24/2016 5:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

1017-kendall-jenner-tmzKendall Jenner can only breathe a very small sigh of relief ... the man accused of following her up her driveway has been convicted of trespassing -- but got off on the stalking charge.

Shavaughn McKenzie's verdict just came in ... and the partial verdict is troublesome to the famous Kardashian.

Here's the problem ... McKenzie will almost certainly get probation for trespassing ... the less serious of the 2 charges. And, he seems obsessed with Kendall.

Kendall has described the August incident with McKenzie as petrifying, saying ... "I've never been so scared in my life." We also reported she hasn't felt safe in her own home since, and was even staying with neighbors.

In other news...

Meet Khloe Kardashian's Big New Breasts (She's JUST Like Kim Now!)

The Kardashian girls are NOT ashamed of any of their beauty secrets, including plastic surgery. So it comes as no surprise that Khloe K is opening up about getting bigger breasts to be more like her sis!


Gilbert Arenas I'M ROLLIN' IN CASH ... And Hiding It From My Baby Mama

10/24/2016 4:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

Gilbert Arenas says he's NOT REALLY struggling financially -- despite what he said in court docs -- claiming he's still extremely loaded and hiding his fortune from his baby mama. 

We broke the story ... Gilbert filed court docs in his family law case saying his $111 million NBA contract pays out on Oct. 31st -- and once that day comes, he won't be able to afford to pay for his kids' expensive private school.

In the docs, Gilbert makes it very clear he'll be living on interest from previous investments -- and not rollin' like a $160 MILLION baller.  

But after TMZ Sports posted the story ... Gilbert posted a video of his own -- showing off his kids messing around with thousands of dollars in cash and bragging that he's "hiding" it from his baby mama, Laura Govan.

Gilbert also shows off his kids' safety deposit boxes and says they're "gold digger proof."

He also says if Laura is insistent on sending the kids to school she better start "selling that p**sy."




Lady Gaga Big Apple Bottom

10/24/2016 4:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1024_lady_gaga_shorts_Booty_daisy_dukes_launch_2Lady Gaga's giving construction workers something to whistle at -- or in this case ... something to drool over.

Gaga was out in NYC Monday, strolling down the street and going about her business in some rather high-rising Daisy Dukes. 

To the guys in the back trying to decide if this is some sort of perfect illusion ... pick up your jaw off the floor.

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