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Ariana Grande & Pete Davidson Mac Miller's Death Was Breaking Point

10/15/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson hit a life-changing fork in the road last month when Mac Miller died -- and his death was the tipping point that led to their split ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to AG and PD tell us ... Ariana was in an incredibly dark place following her ex-boyfriend's apparent fatal overdose. She didn't blame herself -- she feels she did everything she could to get him sober -- but it left her an emotional wreck.

In the aftermath of Mac's death, our sources say Ariana realized a couple of things -- she couldn't be fully invested in her relationship with Pete, and she had rushed into a looming marriage way too fast by getting engaged.

TMZ broke the story ... Ariana and Pete broke things off this weekend and called off their engagement.

She never signaled things were bad. In fact ... Ariana was at 'SNL' Saturday supporting Pete and nothing seemed amiss. Folks who were there say they looked all boo'd up, kissing and holding each other backstage. Something clearly snapped Sunday.

Neither have commented on the breakup.

Trevor Donovan Saves Puppy from Drowning!!!

10/15/2018 8:17 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Former "90210" star Trevor Donovan is saving lives in a much hotter zip code now -- he rescued an exhausted puppy in Lake Havasu ... TMZ has learned.

We got this video, shot Thursday on the lake bordering Cali and Arizona ... and you can see Trevor dive into action. We're told the dog -- a 4-month-old golden retriever named Shadow -- belonged to one of the crew members on the movie Trevor's shooting out there.

The pup had apparently swam out too far, and was tiring as it tried to get back. Trevor busted out his best butterfly stroke and helped the dog back to shore.

Trevor's shooting a jetskiing movie called "Hot Water" ... which he's described as an homage to '80s and '90s comedies like "Caddyshack" and "Ski School."

Talk about perfect timing -- for him and the dog -- Thursday happened to be Trevor's birthday. He can't say it wasn't a happy one.

Only downside for Trev? It's not often his shirtless bod gets upstaged, but Shadow is REALLY cute!

Donald Trump I Needed to Make Fun of Dr. Ford ... To Get Kavanaugh on SCOTUS

10/15/2018 8:11 AM PDT

Donald Trump revealed on "60 Minutes" ... he had to mock Dr. Christine Blasey Ford at a Mississippi rally in order to get the necessary votes to put Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court.

It was a stunning revelation ... Lesley Stahl grilled Trump like a cheeseburger over the now infamous campaign rally ... where Trump suggested Dr. Ford was a liar, to the delight of thousands who cackled their approval.

Stahl reminded the Prez Ford had told Senators the worst part of her high school encounter was the laughter by her assailants, and what she heard from the Mississippi crowd was laughter. Watch Trump's reaction to Stahl as he shrugs off the criticism.

Trump confessed, "Had we not made that speech we would not have won." As you know, the margin of victory was razor thin. 

Win at all costs ... that's the motto.

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

10/15/2018 9:50 AM PDT

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

Khabib's Manager Rejects 50 Cent Won't Leave UFC For Less Than $50 Mil

10/15/2018 7:43 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

If 50 Cent wants to steal Khabib Numagomedov from UFC to Bellator -- it's gonna take A LOT more than his "disrespectful" $2 million offer ... so says Khabib's manager. 

We spoke with Ali Abdelaziz at a Professional Fighter's League event in Long Beach over the weekend -- and he started off by BLASTING Conor McGregor as a "bitch" and a quitter. 

Remember, Conor publicly accused Ali of having some sort of connection to the Sept. 11 terror attacks ... allegations Ali has scoffed at. 

"I'll slap the shit out of Conor," Ali told us ... "F**k Conor McGregor. Conor's a bitch. He quit in the fight. You cannot tell me Conor McGregor is a man. He is nothing."

As for 50 Cent, the rapper is now in business with the Bellator MMA promotion and has been trying to recruit Khabib over to the rival league. He recently made a $2 million offer to Khabib but Ali says it ain't nearly enough. 

"For $2 million, [that won't even] open a Coca-Cola bottle for Khabib. Khabib make a lot of money. We talk about $50 MILLION and up, we can talk. But $2 mil? This is garbage."

Ali also says he's serious about setting up a superfight between Khabib and Floyd Mayweather -- saying if Floyd wants to dabble in MMA, Khabib would happily beat the snot out of him. 

Lastly, we asked Ali about the alleged anti-Muslim slur we're told Conor's teammate, Dillon Danis, hurled at Khabib after UFC 229 ... inciting the brawl ... and Ali says he was "disgusted."

"I don't want to repeat it because it's so disgusting," Ali said about the slur ... and says officials have all the evidence they need to prove Dillon said something very offensive at the fight. 

For his part, Danis has denied calling Khabib a "f**king Muslim rat" and says he also has proof that will back up his claim. 

Prince Harry & Meghan One in the Oven! Odds Say Victoria for Name

10/15/2018 5:42 AM PDT
Breaking News

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ain't much for wasting time -- they're already expecting their first royal baby. 

Kensington Palace announced Monday morning Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is pregnant and said she's due sometime next spring ... which would be right around Mom and Dad's one-year anniversary. 

As for baby name's, according to Ladbrokes, the favorites are as follows ...

-Victoria 8/1

-Albert/Arthur/Philip 10/1

-Alice 12/1

Chances of the baby getting Meghan's mom's name, Doria, are 50/1 and Samantha (Meghan's sister) are 100/1.

Meghan and Harry tied the knot in May of this year. We know, everyone's doing some quick math (don't forget to carry the one) ... and, no ... it was NOT a shotgun wedding.

They just had a very busy first couple of months of marriage ... in bed.

For what it's worth, when their child arrives, he or she could be a future king or queen -- although it's really unlikely. Meghan and Harry's kid will be 7th in line to the U.K. throne.

Congrats!

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'BiP' Star Jenna Cooper 'Cheating' Texts Were Fabricated

10/15/2018 7:35 AM PDT
Breaking News

"Bachelor in Paradise" star Jenna Cooper is not a lying cheater out for fame ... this according to a forensic report.

Jenna had the forensic company digitally scrub her iPhone, iPad and iCloud backup for alleged text messages she sent saying she only got engaged to fellow 'BiP' contestant Jordan Kimball on the show to build Hollywood connections. The alleged texts -- sent to another man -- also said Jordan didn't mean anything to her and she had an off-camera boyfriend.

Screenshots of the texts first surfaced in August after the 'BiP' finale ... but Jenna's been on the warpath to clear her name, even going so far as to hire the forensic company.

Jenna's rep, Steve Honig, tells TMZ ... "A comprehensive forensic examination of Jenna’s devices by an independent third-party expert has definitively confirmed none of the text messages in question came from Jenna's phone."

Jenna's been trying to get Jordan to admit the texts are fake and accused him of dramatically changing his demeanor toward her when the cameras stopped rolling. She claims Jordan "let it be known there was only room for one celebrity in the relationship."

Teresa Giudice Breaks Silence on Joe's Deportation With Lady Liberty Crying

10/14/2018 7:07 PM PDT

Teresa Giudice seems to have broken her silence in the wake of her husband being ordered to be deported after prison ... and it looks like she (and Lady Liberty) are heartbroken. 

The 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' star shared a photo on Instagram Sunday depicting the Statue of Liberty holding its face and apparently crying. She captioned the pic with a ton of praying hand emojis -- so it's pretty clear she's referencing Joe

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This is the first post she's added to her IG since a judge ordered that Joe be deported back to Italy once he's finished with his stint behind bars. He's more than halfway done serving his 41-month prison sentence for conspiracy to commit wire and bankruptcy fraud.

As we reported ... Teresa has no plans as of now to relocate her family to Italy once Joe is deported, fearing the culture shock of an international move would do more harm than good to their 4 kids.

While some of Teresa's 'RHONJ' costars feel like she might be shedding crocodile tears over Joe's inevitable fate ... her own words (or pictures, more like) speak for themselves here.

Nick Cannon Unlike 'AGT,' FOX Loves My Turban On New Late Night Show

10/15/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Nick Cannon's getting a warm welcome at FOX for his new late night TV show, and so is his turban ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the situation tell TMZ ... Nick will rock his signature headgear without concern or pushback from the network. That wasn't the case in the latter part of his nearly 10-year run as host of "America's Got Talent" on NBC.

Sources said the Peacock Network wasn't jibing with his look on 'AGT,' and unleashed its wrath on him over a "black card" joke he made during a Showtime comedy special. 

That dispute led to Nick quitting 'AGT', and leaving millions on the table.  

As for his new FOX gig, we're told it has to be a weekly show, because Nick is currently finishing up his master's degree at Howard University. When he's done, it'll free him up to do a nightly show. We're told the show's set to debut in early 2019.

The premise of the show ... think "community party" for every episode.

John Elway Ca$h for Colorado GOP Candidates

10/15/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

John Elway is donating tons of money to Republicans running in next month's midterm elections ... TMZ has learned. 

We combed through 2018 Federal Election Commission filings to see which A-listers were bucking up for the GOP, and John is leading the pack by a few football fields -- spending over $27,000.

The Denver Broncos honcho and Hall of Fame QB gave $14,825 to Walker Stapleton in his bid for Colorado governor, plus another $10,000 to the state's Republican committee. 

Those donations are on top of the $2,700 John donated to Rep. Mike Coffman, who represents parts of suburban Denver. Only one of Elway's donations went beyond his backyard: $250 to Georgia Rep. Karen Handel.

It's interesting ... the FEC has no record of donations in 2018 from some very public GOP supporters like Kanye West, Kid Rock, Clint Eastwood and Roseanne Barr

As we told you ... Eva Longoria's leading celebs on the other side of the aisle in donations to Dems with just over $40k.

Orlando Brown Heads to Rehab ... After Friends Stage Intervention

10/15/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Orlando Brown is finally getting the help he needs ... thanks to friends who never gave up on him and staged an intervention to get him into a rehab facility.

We're told, Orlando's friend Danny Boy -- the owner of a Vegas restaurant that the "That's So Raven" star broke into last month -- contacted Wendy Wheaton and Tommy Red, Hollywood producers with contacts in the rehab world.

The plan was to get Orlando some help back in August, but he threw a wrench in that plan when he got arrested in early September after breaking into Danny's joint. Orlando got out but went MIA for a few weeks.

Fast forward to last Sunday ... when Orlando made his way to a San Fernando Valley hotel where cops were called after he went off the rails. He was so bad off, his friends had to wait a few days for the intervention.

After the intervention -- put together by Tommy, Wendy and their group, yoursecretangels.org -- Orlando decided to enter a treatment facility for mental health and substance abuse issues. 

Orlando's no doubt had his troubles. They've been well documented here, here, here, here, here and here. There's also the infamous bounty hunters bust back in April ... when he was arrested in his undies. #GetWellOrlando

Dana Stubblefield Fears He'll Be Victim of Brock Turner Rape Case Fallout

10/15/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ex-49ers star Dana Stubblefield believes Santa Clara prosecutors are so afraid of looking soft on sexual assault cases in the wake of the Brock Turner debacle, they're gonna go extra hard on him instead. 

Stubblefield is accused of raping a mentally disabled woman back in 2015 -- though he's pled not guilty to all 5 felony counts and vows to prove his innocence. 

Now, the 47-year-old has filed new court docs saying he's worried he'll be treated unfairly by Northern California prosecutors looking to protect their reputation after the crap they took from the Stanford swimmer rape case. 

Remember, the judge in the Brock Turner rape case was recalled from office back in June after only sentencing Turner to 6 months in jail for sexually assaulting a drunk woman outside of a Stanford frat party. He could have faced up to 14 years. 

Stubblefield's attorney just filed court docs saying prosecutors are essentially lying in wait -- looking for another high-profile case to prove how tough they can be ... despite the facts.

"Since the public outcry about the lenient sentence in the sexual assault case of the 'Stanford swimmer,' and the judge in the matter being voted off the bench, it is common knowledge, and a matter of frequent discussion among the defense bar, that the prosecutors and judges in this country are taking an unusually hard line on sexual assault cases."

Stubblefield's attorney, Kenneth Rosenfeld, believes the NFL star's case is the most high-profile sexual assault case since Turner -- putting Dana in real danger of being the victim of an overreaction. 

So, what does Stubblefield want? 

He wants all of the pertinent documents unsealed so the media and the public can have access to all the evidence in the case ... which Stubblefield believes will cut in his favor. 

If convicted, Stubblefield faces "a substantial prison sentence."

Guess Who This Overall Cutie Turned Into!

10/15/2018 12:01 AM PDT

Before this giggly guy was a famous child star, he was just another blue-eyed baby rocking overalls in New York City. Can you guess who he is?

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