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NFL Says Lady Gaga NOT BANNED from Talking Politics ... At Super Bowl

1/17/2017 2:53 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0117-lady-gaga-tmz-01The NFL tells TMZ Sports ... Lady Gaga has NOT been instructed to keep her mouth shut about politics and Donald Trump during the Super Bowl halftime show ... despite reports to the contrary. 

A report surfaced earlier Tuesday that Gaga -- who's famously outspoken about social issues and politics (and is anti-Trump) -- was specifically told to keep politics out of her performance. 

But an NFL spokesperson is calling B.S. -- telling us, "This is unsourced nonsense from people trying to stir up controversy where there is none."

"The Super Bowl is a time when people really come together. Lady Gaga is focused on putting together an amazing show for fans and we love working with her on it; we aren’t going to be distracted by this."

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Prince Harry And the Hairy Hero Award Goes to ...

1/17/2017 5:13 PM PST

0117_prince_harry_lifting_beard_ZOOM-MEGA-2Prince Harry lifted the beard of a badass military hero to present him with a medal at the inaugural Endeavour Fund Awards.

Neil Heritage is the happy, hirsute man who received the award at the ceremony in London on Tuesday. Neil lost both legs in a suicide bombing in Iraq, but didn't let it stop him from rowing across the Atlantic, and nearly climbing the Matterhorn.

Prince William was also there to honor the late adventurer Henry Worsley. He and his bro spent the evening recognizing the achievements of many wounded or sick servicemen and women.

As far as we can tell, though ... only Harry grabbed a handful of beard hair at the event.

Donald Trump It's Fish Or Beef ... At Fancy Donors' Dinner

1/17/2017 2:52 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0117-donald-trump-dinner-tmz-07The folks who donated big to Donald Trump's presidential campaign will have one simple question to answer come dinnertime -- fish or beef?

Trump's hosting the Chairman's Global Dinner in D.C. Tuesday night ... where donors who spent top dollar for his campaign will get treated to an exclusive black-tie dinner, and 2 entree options: mustard glazed black cod or filet mignon.

TMZ has obtained a copy of the menu, and it includes side dishes like carrot ribbon salad and champignons -- fancy for mushrooms. For dessert, they're serving Baked Alaska cakes with "fresh" raspberries.

Winos have 2 reds and 2 whites from which to choose. Cheers!

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Ciara & Fetus Cheer Up Russell Wilson ... After Playoff Loss

1/17/2017 3:38 PM PST

0117-ciara-russell-wilson-akm-01Just days after that rough loss to the ATL Falcons, Russell Wilson popped up in Beverly Hills ... where he got to spend some quality time with his wife and fetus! 

The couple was spotted out on a breakfast run early Tuesday morning -- Ciara in a tight dress to show off her bump. 

She's in her 3rd trimester. The kid is due around the end of March. 

Cuteness all around ... just one piece of advice -- CARRY THE BAG, BRO! 

President Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning Sentence

1/17/2017 1:38 PM PST
Breaking News

0117-obama-manning-tmz-apPresident Obama just commuted Chelsea Manning's sentence and she will be freed in May ... the White House announced Tuesday.

Chelsea Manning -- a former Army intelligence officer who leaked classified information to WikiLeaks -- was convicted back in 2013, and sentenced to 35 years in prison. Obama's commutation means she'll be out May 17, after just 7 years served.

Manning, a transgender woman, attempted suicide twice while in prison.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said last week he would agree to extradition to the U.S. if Obama released Manning from prison. Assange remains holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

It's unclear if a deal has been struck.

Dick in 'High Fidelity' 'Memba Him?!

1/17/2017 9:00 PM PST

0117-todd-louiso-dick-high-fidelity-now-photos-launchTodd Louiso is best known for playing the extra sensitive record store clerk, Dick -- opposite John Cusack and Jack Black -- in the 2000 music movie "High Fidelity." Guess what he looks like now!

In other news...

Aaron Rodger's Father BLASTS The Star -- This Is Nasty!

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Coco's Baby Mommy and Me ... And Her Boobs

1/17/2017 1:25 PM PST

0117-coco-austin-bikini-baby-chanel-photos-launchCoco's baby daughter doesn't need any stinking floaties when she hits the beach ... not when she's got mommy!

Coco took 1-year-old Chanel out for a day in the sun Tuesday. We're not sure if the little girl was thinking safety, or just lunch.

She was definitely in perfect position for both.

'Soul Man' Sam Moore Performing at Trump's Inaugural Concert

1/17/2017 12:35 PM PST
Breaking News

0117_Sam-Moore_tmzGrammy-award winning "Soul Man" Sam Moore will perform at Donald Trump's Inaugural Concert.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend was added to perform during the "Make America Great Again!" concert slated for the night before Trump gets sworn in.

The legendary singer announced that "As an American, I am honored to perform for President-elect Donald Trump. I was a participant in the civil rights movement and have seen many positive changes and advancement in my 81 years of living in this wonderful country."

Sam's announcement came the same day we reported the inauguration committee was going to keep featured performers for the Inaugural balls under wraps.

Chuck D Quit Attacking Steve Harvey! We NEED an Inside Man with Trump

1/17/2017 12:12 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0117_chuck_d_steve_harvey_tmz-2Chuck D doesn't think people should be going after Steve Harvey for rubbing elbows with Donald Trump ... because he thinks it's vital to have someone keeping tabs on the Prez-elect.

The leader of Public Enemy tells TMZ ... certain members of the black community need to sit face-to-face with any perceived adversary so they can find out what's really going down with the new administration ... and let everyone else know.

On the flip side, Chuck says it's great so many artists and entertainers are protesting this year's inauguration ... but it doesn't have to be everybody.

Translation -- we gotta stick together for the next 4 years ... but having an inside man or 2 will only help the cause.

In other news...

Blake Lively's SHOCKING Confession -- Nobody Saw This Coming!

Uhhhh.... since when did this happen? We are totally speechless!

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Donald Trump Inauguration Gospel Star Travis Greene Proud to Say ... I'm Performing!!!

1/17/2017 12:14 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Donald Trump's Inaugural Committee doesn't want to say who is performing at the inaugural balls ... but one of the singers sure does.

Gospel and Grammy nominated singer Travis Greene -- who will open the Liberty Ball -- says God told him to perform, and he has no reservations.

He told us he's getting blowback on social media, but he's figured out a way to deal with it. For the record, his team tells us he's also getting support for his decision.

Travis will be singing his hit (and 2016 Grammy nominated song) "Intentional."

Donald Trump Sued By Accuser For Defamation 'Apprentice' Contestant Holds Presser

1/17/2017 12:39 PM PST
Breaking News

0118-donald-trump-summer-zervos-tmz-getty-01One of the women who accused Donald Trump of sexual assault has finally pulled the trigger on a lawsuit against the President-elect.

Former 'Apprentice' contestant Summer Zervos filed a defamation suit in NYC Tuesday, claiming Trump defamed her when he publicly called her a liar, claimed the assault never happened and referred to her allegation as "totally made up nonsense."

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, she also calls him out as a "sexual predator."

The suit goes on to claim Trump used his platform as a presidential candidate to denigrate and verbally attack Zervos and other accusers.

She's asking for a retraction and/or an apology, plus damages.

Zervos and her attorney, Gloria Allred, announced the lawsuit with a news conference ... where she reiterated her claim Trump sexually assaulted her during a 2007 business meeting.

In other news...

Emily Ratajkowski Busts Out Her MASSIVE Super Cleavage -- Are These Babies Real?!

Emily Ratajkowski is doing what she does best -- flaunting her ginormous braless super cleavage for your personal drooling pleasure. Wait till you see this video!

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Donald Trump Featured Entertainers Booked But Under Wraps

1/17/2017 10:33 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0117-donald-trump-walter-washington-convention-center-03Donald Trump's inauguration committee has booked multiple performers to sing at 2 inaugural balls, but the committee is not releasing their names for fear they will get intense blowback and back out.

Sources connected to the inauguration tell us the 2 events are the Freedom Ball and the Liberty Ball, both of which will take place at the D.C. Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

The committee, we're told, now knows the drill. Performers like Jennifer Holliday accept the invite but then get cold feet after fans and others go on the attack. So the committee is doing everything possible to keep the names under wraps.

We're told Trump will attend and speak at both balls and do a "first dance" with Melania.

As we reported, Paul Anka was going to sing a modified, stylized version of "My Way" for the first dance, but had to back out because of an ongoing child custody trial.

Tickets, we're told, will go on sale for $50 a pop.

Lamar Odom Apologizes to Khloe for Drug Benders ... Vows to Get Her Back

1/17/2017 11:41 AM PST
Breaking News

Lamar Odom says he's grateful to Khloe Kardashian for staying by his side through his drug addiction and recovery ... and he wants her back.

Odom opened up about his battle with drugs on "The Doctors" -- and after completing a 30 day stint in rehab, he says one thing is perfectly clear ... "I want my wife back."

"Khloe is important to me," Lamar said ... "She's been through all of this with me and she stood right by my side so I just wanna repay her."

The issue, of course, is that Khloe not only filed for divorce ... and got it finalized ... she's already moved on to another NBA star, Tristan Thompson.

Still, Odom says he has a message for Khloe and the other family members he cares about.

"I just want to tell them I'm sorry for all that wasted time and wasted energy ... that in my addiction I didn't know who I was ... so I couldn't take care of myself. I damn sure couldn't take care of anybody else."

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