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Aaron Hernandez 3rd Note Was for Attorney ... Not Gay Lover

4/26/2017 2:33 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The three notes recovered in Aaron Hernandez's prison cell were written to his fiancee, his daughter and his attorney, Jose Baez ... NOT a supposed gay lover, sources tell TMZ Sports. 

The contents of the letters are being kept under wraps for now -- but sources familiar with the investigation tell us the ex-NFL player did not leave any sort of a message for another inmate.

There are reports Hernandez had been corresponding with a "gay lover" during his time in lockup -- but Baez had previously shot that down as false ... saying, "These are malicious leaks used to tarnish somebody who is dead."

Madonna's Obsessed Fan 9/11 Trial Start Doesn't Work! I'm a Retired Firefighter

4/26/2017 3:41 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Madonna's obsessed fan is ready to take New York City and its cops to court for an alleged beatdown, but he's not down to do so on 9/11 ... out of respect for his fellow firefighters.

Robert Linhart's suing the city, claiming NYPD officers roughed him up while arresting him in 2010 outside Madonna's home. On Tuesday, the court scheduled the trial to start on September 11.

Linhart and his attorney, Pete Gleason, are pissed because they're both retired members of FDNY. Gleason tells TMZ lower Manhattan courts should be closed on 9/11 in remembrance of officers who died responding to the World Trade Center.

They are petitioning the court to move the start date, ASAP.

As we reported ... Linhart was seeking a $5 mil settlement from NYC to make his lawsuit go away. City attorneys balked at that figure.

Demian Bichir Do NOT Spend Chapo's Loot on the Wall!! Here's a Better Idea ...

4/26/2017 3:05 PM PDT

Demian Bichir says Senator Ted Cruz is outta his damn mind to propose El Chapo's billions fund President Trump's wall.

When we got the Mexican-born actor at LAX Wednesday, we asked him about the senator's proposed bill -- dubbed the El Chapo Act -- which would use his reported $14 billion to pay for the wall.

First off, the former "Weeds" star is clearly NOT a fan of the wall. At all.

He is, however, all about jacking the drug lord's money. Demian's concept of what to do with it though is way more Robin Hood than Cruz has in mind.

Kevin Gates Gets 30 Months for Gun Charge

4/26/2017 12:37 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

2:29 PM PT -- Kevin's attorney, Herschel Rush, tells TMZ the rapper's charges carried a maximum of 10 years in prison so "we are very pleased with the result of 30 months."

Rapper Kevin Gates finally knows his fate in his gun case -- he's going to prison for 30 months.

The Cook County Sheriff's Office in Illinois says Kevin appeared in court Wednesday and pled guilty to his original charge of felony gun possession. Remember, the outstanding weapons-related warrant popped up the same day he completed his sentence in Florida for kicking a woman in the face at one of his shows.

The warrant was issued because Kevin failed to appear in court for the 2013 gun case.

We're told Kevin, who has been in jail since March 30, will be transferred to the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Genie Bouchard Maria Sharapova's a Cheater ... Ban Her for Life!

4/26/2017 1:17 PM PDT
Breaking News

Tennis pro Genie Bouchard is slamming Maria Sharapova as a "cheater" who should NEVER be allowed to play pro tennis ever again. 

Sharapova returned to pro tennis Wednesday after serving a 15 month suspension for testing positive for a banned substance.

But Bouchard -- a 2014 Wimbledon finalist -- told TRT World that Sharapova got off wayyyy too easy. 

"She's a cheater and so to me ... I don’t think a cheater in any sport should be allowed to play that sport again," Bouchard said.

"It’s so unfair to all the other players who do it the right way and are true. So, I think from the WTA it sends the wrong message to young kids -- cheat and we’ll welcome you back with open arms."

"I don’t think that’s right and ... [she's] definitely not someone I can say I look up to anymore because that's definitely ruined it for me a little bit.”

Patti LaBelle Ultimate Photobomb From Anti-Fur Protesters

4/26/2017 11:15 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Patti LaBelle got a taste of what Kylie Jenner and Kelly Rowland experienced when anti-fur protesters pulled a photo op sneak attack on her.

Patti was signing copies of 'Desserts LaBelle' at a Barnes & Noble Tuesday in NYC. The protesters tucked in close with her, posing as fans who wanted a pic -- then suddenly whipped their signs and started chanting, "Patti LaBelle has blood on her hands!” 

It's similar to what happened to Kelly in in New Jersey earlier this month, and to Kylie last weekend in Las Vegas.

The protesters were eventually kicked out by B&N security.

  
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Doris Roberts Still Dead More Than a Year Later ... Get a Clue, Folks

4/26/2017 10:50 AM PDT
Breaking News

#BREAKING ... Doris Roberts died more than a year ago, but it seems some people are just now hearing the news ... and sending SUPER belated condolences.

For some reason ... Doris was trending online Wednesday, and a lot of folks seemed to just now realize the actress had passed away ... linking back to TMZ's exclusive story as evidence.

Doris' 1-year death anniversary was actually last Monday ... so we're not too sure how to explain the delayed reactions. Either these well-wishers have been living under a rock all this time, or ... no, that's the only explanation.

As we reported ... Doris died from a massive stroke at her home in L.A. She'd been suffering from hypertension for years.

Soooo ... RIP, Doris. Again ... still.


Aaron Hernandez's Lawyer Scoffs At Inmate Allegations

4/26/2017 10:30 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

Aaron Hernandez's legal team says the inmate who claims to have had a special friendship with the NFL star behind bars is simply trying to get money from the media ... and they won't dignify his claims with an official comment.

The inmate, Kyle Kennedy, has hired a lawyer after reports surfaced Hernandez wrote a suicide letter to him before his death. Kennedy claims they became very close in prison and spent a "great deal of time together."

Hernandez's attorney, Jose Baez, has previously shot down reports Aaron left a note for a gay prison lover -- and tells TMZ Sports his team has more important things to do than address Kennedy's claims.

"Our team is doing serious legal work," Baez says ... "We don’t have the time to stop our efforts and respond to every convicted felon that has something to say about Aaron Hernandez."

He adds, "Quite frankly I’m surprised more inmates have not come forward to make money off the media."

Al Pacino Feel of a Woman ... Happy Bday to Me, Hun

4/26/2017 10:52 AM PDT

Al Pacino is feeling great at 77, but apparently his hot girlfriend's boob feels even better.

Al was down in Mexico Tuesday celebrating his birthday with gf Lucila Sola ... who's just about 40 years younger than Al. Looks like he's totally tuned in to her.

During a stroll down the beach, Al snuck in a feel -- or maybe he was trying to regain his balance. Hard to say.

Whatever the case ... Al looks great, Lucila does too. Feliz cumpleaños, bud!

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Queen Noor of Jordan Impossible To Compare Me to Melania

4/26/2017 10:51 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Queen Noor of Jordan clearly does not want to be compared to First Lady Melania Trump.

The Queen arrived at the Refugees International 38th Anniversary Dinner at Mellon Auditorium. She's big on refugee and missing persons work, as well as nuclear disarmament these days.

Our photog asked if she saw any similarities between herself and the First Lady, other than marrying men who ran a country. The Queen made a graceful exit, saying it was an "impossible" question to answer.

As for comparisons ...

-- Both women immigrated ... Queen Noor was born in the U.S. before moving to Jordan. Melania was born in Slovenia before coming to America.

-- Neither was the first wife ... Her Majesty was the king's 4th wife, Melania is Donald Trump's 3rd wife.

-- They like design ... Princeton-educated Queen Noor received a B.A. in Architecture and Urban Planning and worked on international urban planning and design projects in Australia, Iran, the U.S. and Jordan. Melania was a model who wore designer fashions.

Still, apples to oranges.

Drake Getting Some R&R in the DR

4/26/2017 10:20 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

Drake's back in the Dominican Republic, but instead of work ... he's all play this time. 

Champagne Papi's kicking it at a $7.85 million oceanfront villa at Casa De Campo -- the same luxury complex where J Lo and A-Rod were a couple weeks ago. He's roughing it in a 5 bedroom, 7 bath spread with a huge infinity pool.

Drizzy was there last June when he was filming French Montana's "No Shopping" music video. Obviously, he loved it enough to return for vacation.

We're told he's getting the most out of the resort's gym, and put in 3 hours there Tuesday night. He also rented a boat Wednesday for a little day trip to a nearby island.

Work hard, play harder.

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DMX Cancels Dates for Medical Emergency ... Friends Fear Relapse

4/26/2017 9:36 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

DMX is pulling the plug on several tour dates, and his people say it's because of an unspecified medical issue.

X was supposed to do a show Tuesday night in Santa Ana, CA ... but the venue informed ticket holders the show had been canceled due to a "medical emergency."

According to our sources, his Wednesday show in Los Angeles, as well as a Thursday gig in San Diego will also be postponed. We're told several people in DMX's inner circle have been concerned about his health this week.

Many fans thought he was a little off the rails during his Brooklyn show last weekend, where the Ruff Ryders reunited. We're told X was indeed drinking heavily that night.

He's battled substance abuse in the past, and friends fear a relapse.