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Dick Gregory Dead at 84

8/19/2017 7:39 PM PDT
Breaking News

Dick Gregory -- comedian, actor, writer and famed civil right activist -- died Saturday night in Washington D.C. ... according to a statement from his family.

Gregory began his career as a comedian while serving in the the military in the '50s, and went on to be a prominent figure during the Civil Rights Movement in the '60s ... which his comedy and political satire reflected. He's widely regarded as a trailblazer in both stand-up and politics.

Dick was also a writer known for the documentary "Joe Louis: America's Hero... Betrayed." Comedy Central named him #82 on the all time list of greatest stand-up comedians.

The comedic and civil rights legend was recently hospitalized for an unknown but serious condition. According to his rep, he died from heart failure.

Dick was 84.

RIP

Ice Cube Pep Talk to Seahawks Includes National Anthem Advice

8/19/2017 4:01 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ice Cube dished out some life lessons as the guest speaker during a Seattle Seahawks team meeting, but the gist of his speech echoed one of his hit tracks -- Do ya thang!

The rapper made a surprise visit to the Seahawks' facility Saturday along with NBA legend Allen Iverson -- the 2 are in town for the BIG3 playoffs Sunday at KeyArena -- and coach Pete Caroll let Cube address his squad.

Among the topics he broached was the choice to sit or stand during the National Anthem, a hot-button issue for the NFL. Ice made his stance pretty clear -- all players have the freedom to make their own decision.

The team meeting changed pace afterward when a free throw contest broke out between A.I. and cornerback Richard Sherman. Check out the vid for 'the answer' of who won.

American Airlines Hey Tommy Lee ... Bathroom Bangin' is AA-OK!!!

8/19/2017 1:25 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tommy Lee won't be busted for possibly busting with his girlfriend in an American Airlines bathroom, because what the 2 did inside is nobody's business but theirs ... TMZ has learned.

Our American Airlines sources tell us ... there were no complaints filed with the company about Tommy and his gf Brittany Furlan joining the mile high club. We're told it's NOT against policy for 2 people to use the same lavatory at the same time ... and what they do in there is private.

Our sources say typically, when 2 people use the same bathroom, it's the elderly or someone who needs medical assistance ... but Tommy and Brittany both appeared to be in good health.

The rocker and his gf didn't create a disturbance on the short flight from Nassau to Miami, so we're told Tommy's off the hook -- he won't face a ban.

We reached out to a rep for American Airlines ... the company officially has no comment on this matter.

What's funny, though -- even though AA seems to be cool with Tommy and Brittany's hookup, she's not happy with them ... because she claims the airline lost their luggage.

Ric Flair 'Very Good Sign' Nature Boy's Getting Better!!!

8/19/2017 2:13 PM PDT

We've got some great Nature Boy news -- Ric Flair is "awake, communicating and progressing" ... according to his rep.

The legendary wrestler's been hospitalized in critical condition since early this week after undergoing surgery and suffering from multiple organ problems. ... but it sounds like he's making strides toward recovery.

He's definitely not out of the woods yet, though -- his rep Melinda says there are still "complications" ... so Ric needs his rest.

Melinda thanked fans for the outpouring of prayers and well wishes and says Flair's a survivor -- Hulk Hogan would agree -- and that he's even been able to cut a promo on a nurse.

A very, very good sign indeed. Get well soon, Nature Boy!!!

Aaron Carter's Ex 'Aaron Who?'

8/19/2017 2:44 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Madison Parker's either throwing serious shade at her ex ... or she needs to see a doctor about short-term memory loss.

Aaron Carter's ex-GF was outside Blind Dragon in Weho Friday night when our guy asked her an interesting question about Carter's sexuality ... that she clearly didn't want to answer.

It seems like there's bad blood brewing between the 2 since they've split -- Aaron told us Madison walking out on him was a gut-punch -- and now she's referring to him as an enemy.

On the bright side -- Madison tells us she loves everyone and prays for the best, and Aaron says he's doing great ... in the oral sex department.

Terminal Cancer Dog In-N-Out ... That's What Life and a Hamburger are All About

8/19/2017 11:59 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

It'll make you cry but it's also loving and sweet ... a dog with terminal cancer gets what most canines and humans say is one of life's great pleasures -- an In-N-Out burger.

Maddie the lab is 13-and-a-half and was just diagnosed with a rare form of incurable spleen cancer. The dog isn't suffering yet, so her owner presented the pooch with the famous burger, sans cheese and condiments.

Maddie lunged for the patty and life, at least for now, is good.

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Stars and Scars You Be the Judge

8/19/2017 12:40 AM PDT

Donald Trump has united much of the country ... against him, and we're one week from the big fight!!! So we gotta ask ...

Boston 'Free Speech Rally' Thousands of Protesters Take Over ... Sans Violence

8/19/2017 10:34 AM PDT

The "Free Speech Rally" in Boston Saturday has turned into a massive demonstration by counterprotesters -- thousands and thousands of them -- condemning the alt-right, white nationalists, racists, fascists and neo-nazis.

Exactly one week after the Charlottesville attack, a rally by conservative activists -- who attempted to distance themselves from white nationalists -- has been dwarfed by a diverse group of counterprotesters who believe the "free speech" rally is a guise for hate speech.

As of Saturday afternoon, there have been no reports of major violence as the rally at the Boston Common has been surrounded by thousands holding signs and chanting messages of anti-racism.

As we reported ... James Alex Fields Jr. plowed his car into a group of counterprotesters last Saturday in Charlottesville after a day filled with violence. He was charged with second-degree murder.

Tommy Lee Inducted into Mile High Club With Hot Girlfriend

8/19/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tommy Lee can vouch for American Airlines, because he definitely got something special in the air. 

The Motley Crue drummer and Brittany Furlan had one last hurrah as they left Nassau by slinking into the first class bathroom of an AA jet, and lingering for a long, long time ... passengers say at least 20 minutes.

The passengers were pissed off, but there was clearly no pissing in the lavatory ... just a little turbulence.

They tried to make a discreet exit, with Tommy walking out first and Brittany lingering inside for around 25 seconds before emerging with a s***-eating grin.

Here's what makes it even better. The flight to Miami took a grand total of 65 minutes.

Jay-Z New Bel Air Homeowner Acknowledges Kanye Feud

8/19/2017 7:56 AM PDT

Jay-Z re-surfaced in London Friday night, after opening up about his feud with Kanye West.

Jay hit up Chiltern Firehouse, after releasing his interview on Tidal, in which he says Kanye crossed the line when he ranted on stage about Jay's wife and kids during Kanye's meltdown period.  

You'll recall, Kanye called out Beyonce at his Sacramento show last November, saying she's a diva. And Jay groused Kanye never brought Blue Ivy to his house so all the kids could play. 

When Jay comes back to the U.S.A., he'll have his very own home, because the $90 million Bel Air estate he and Beyonce bought just closed escrow.

Hulk Hogan Ric Flair Doing Better Thank God

8/19/2017 7:29 AM PDT

Hulk Hogan is thanking God Ric Flair seems to be doing better after his medical emergency.

Hulk was at Newark Airport Friday when he told the photog his famous counterpart seems to be improving.  As we reported, Ric had been placed in a medically-induced coma earlier this week and underwent surgery Monday.

As far as we know Ric is still in critical condition after suffering multiple organ problems.

On a much lighter note, Hulk scoffs at Stone Cold Steve Austin, who just bragged he could easily go toe-to-toe with the Hulkster. 

Matt Damon Watch Out Alt-Right March at Your Own Peril in Boston

8/19/2017 12:55 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Matt Damon clearly thinks everyone has a right to exercise free speech in this country, but the alt-right may be in for a surprise Saturday in Boston.

We got the Boston native at LAX Friday and he never suggested the marchers would be met with physical resistance, but listen not just to his words but how he says them.  

It's interesting ... organizers of the rally have denounced the Charlottesville violence and racist message, claiming they are a conglomerate of libertarians, progressives, conservatives and independents. But police are worried this will become a rally laced with racism.

Matt knows a thing or 2 about being Boston strong, so maybe the marchers should keep that in mind.

Sugar Ray to Floyd Have Lots of Sex But Don't Party

8/19/2017 12:56 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Sugar Ray Leonard seemed genuinely shocked that Floyd Mayweather told the world he will party every night from now through next Saturday, when he faces off with Conor McGregor. 

The former champ seemed almost in disbelief that Floyd would do such a thing, although there's a good argument Floyd's saying it just to promote his Vegas gentleman's club, Girl Collection.

On another subject ... he also strongly disagrees with Floyd on the matter of sex before big fights.

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