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Bill Clinton Moved to Tears by Albanian Immigrant You Saved My Life

2/19/2017 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

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Bill Clinton was moved to tears at a NYC restaurant after an immigrant waiter got down on his knees and credited Bill with saving his life.

The former Prez and First Lady were dining Friday night at Sea Fire Grill.  As they ate smoked salmon and Branzino, one of the servers -- an Albanian immigrant -- came to their table, dropped to his knees and told Bill, "Sir, I want to thank you. If not for you, I wouldn't be alive today."

The waiter told Bill and Hillary a harrowing tale ... he was an Albanian immigrant who at 16 was living in Kosovo during the war and fled with nowhere to go.  He told the former President how his dad and other family members were tortured as they lived in the hills.  

The 32-year-old waiter, who came to the U.S. in 1999, told Clinton the U.S. military efforts he authorized to drive Yugoslavian occupying forces out of Kosovo led to peace and almost certainly his survival.

President Clinton became emotional, grabbed the man's hands and wept.

The waiter is fearful given the current climate on immigration and did not want his name used or his photo posted.  

The majority of the restaurant staff is from Albania and the Clinton's spent time after dinner shaking the hands of the waiters and others who worked there.

Selena Gomez Sick of Being Defined by Boyfriends

2/19/2017 12:57 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0217-the-weeknd-selena-gomez-justin-bieber-TMZ-01Selena Gomez thinks Justin Bieber needs to move on from his obsession with her, and she's vowing never to get lost in the shadow of another relationship ... so say people close to her.

We're told Selena isn't angry at Justin for attacking her new BF, The Weeknd ... we're told she has no connection anymore with her ex.

That said, our Selena sources say she's fed up with everyone on social media trying to define her by the guy she's dating. She's proud of her accomplishments as a singer, and thinks every time she hooks up with someone people ignore her as an artist, a TV producer for a new show, the face of Coach and the most followed person on Instagram.

Selena's already taken steps to keep her identity separate from her boyfriends. She didn't attend last week's Grammys with The Weeknd and is very conscious when she's with him to present herself as her own person.

Speaking of The Weeknd, we're told he's laughing at reports his new song, "Some Way," is a rant against Bieber, taunting him with the relationship with his ex. We're told the song was written before he started dating Selena, so the stories are ridiculous.

Bono Thanks Mike Pence For AIDS Relief Support

2/19/2017 7:08 AM PST

0219-mike-pence-meets-bono-u2-TWITTER-01Bono gave kudos to Vice President Mike Pence for his supporting a cause close to the singer's heart ... AIDS relief.

The Veep was in Germany Saturday talking about global threats and met up with Bono, who thanked him for supporting the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS ... initiated by George W Bush.

Bono told Pence ... "Twice on the House floor you defended that. That’s how we know you."  

The U2 star has been a leading activist in AIDS relief for years now. Seems like he has a new ally in the White House. 

Pence famously once advocated funding conversion therapy.

Kris Jenner Rolls-Royce Accordion Up for Sale

2/19/2017 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0216-kris-jenner-car-accident-car-sale-COPART-02The car Kris Jenner totaled just off the 101 can now be yours for about half its original sticker price.

Kris' discarded Roll-Royce is sitting on an L.A. car auction lot ... and the opening bid is $195k. Here's the good news ... the car still runs, but barely.

Kris' insurance company got the car after declaring it totaled, and then sold it to a random guy who's now trying to cash in on the Kardashian name.

The car retailed for around $400k, so a bargain, right?

0216-kris-jenner-car-accident-car-sale-COPART-01We broke the story ... Kris got cut off this past summer, causing her to crash her new ride, which was just a week old. Luckily, she had another one shipped out the next day.

Like we said, the wrecked Rolls still works -- but can only go forward and backward for now. In other words ... it needs to be fixed up before it can hit the streets again.

0216-kris-jenner-car-accident-scene-gallery-launch-TMZ-01BTW ... a brand new Rolls-Royce runs anywhere between $250k to upwards of $400k, and we're guessing Kris spared no expense on her own. Question here ... is KUWTK worth it?

NBA All-Star Abs Guess Who!

2/19/2017 12:35 AM PST

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Before these NBA ballers suit up for the All-Star game ... see if you can guess the abs-olutely ripped player behind the slam-dunk stomachs.

MVP, MVP, MVP!

Guess Model Sues I Paid for Bev Hills Luxury Got Roach Motel Hell Instead!

2/19/2017 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0217_model_roaches_compositeA smoke show Guess model says she couldn't drop a deuce without cockroaches dropping on her head -- a nightmare scenario, especially in a high-priced Bev Hills crib.

Romanian hottie Nicoleta Vaculov says she'd dropped a total of $9k to move into the place last summer, but immediately discovered it was literally crawling with roaches. She says it was so bad they were all over her bed and the clothes in her closet.

In the perfect horror movie scene -- she had to cover the vent in her bathroom because las cucarachas were falling on her while she sat on the throne. Go ahead ... picture that.

Nicoleta bolted after a few months and now she's suing her landlord. She blames an overflowing dumpster near her apartment, and says the infestation stressed her out so much she couldn't model. 

And THAT would be a crime ...

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Stars and Scars You Be the Judge

2/18/2017 12:40 AM PST

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Harrison Ford is under the FAA microscope after landing on a taxiway, and the 'Cash Me Ousside' girl has landed hard in Hollywood. So we gotta ask ... 



Plies Driver's License Yanked ... No Blow, No Go!

2/19/2017 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0217-plies-tmz-01Plies is already feeling the consequences from his DUI arrest, even before he gets to court -- he's lost his driver's license because he refused to take a breathalyzer test.

The rapper's license will be suspended for 1 year ... regardless of what happens in his DUI case. Cops say he declined all testing -- breath, urine and blood -- the night he was busted last month in the Tampa area. That decision triggers automatic suspension under Florida law.

We broke the story ... Plies was busted driving the wrong way down a one-way street. According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, he was also driving without a shoe at the time.

Hope he found it -- dude's gonna be hoofin' it for a while.

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Patti Stanger Widow Sues Over Lame Dates

2/19/2017 12:10 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0217-patti-stanger-tmz'Millionaire Matchmaker' Patti Stanger ripped off a widow who was looking for love by hooking her up with a worthless dating service ... according to a new suit.

Heidi Williams claims she wanted to hire Patti to get back into the dating game -- her husband died a few years ago -- but Stanger said she was too old for her clientele.

According to the suit ... Patti referred Heidi to a friend's dating service -- Pretty People International. Heidi claims she dropped $15,000 for a PPI membership ... and Patti got a referral fee.

Heidi's lawyer says the service left her high and dry -- she only got one real date and one phone date. 

Heidi wants a full refund times 3 -- $45,000.

We reached out to Patti's peeps and PPI ... so far, no word back.

For any curious single fellas out there ... here's a shot of Heidi.

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Celebrity Scramble Guess Who!

2/19/2017 12:00 AM PST

0206_scramble_launchWe’re confident you won’t need any help looking beyond this full face and figuring out the A-list actress hiding in the super scrambled snap!

Roe v. Wade Plaintiff 'Jane Roe' Dead at 69

2/18/2017 12:04 PM PST
Breaking News

0218-Gloria-Allred-Norma-McCorvey-gettyNorma McCorvey -- aka Jane Roe in the landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade that established abortion as a constitutional right --  has died.

Norma was just 22 when championed the fight for a woman's right to an abortion ... and she became the center of one of the most contentious legal battles in American history that came to a head in 1973 when the Supreme Court legalized abortion.

Norma actually shifted her position on abortion from pro-choice to pro-life in the years that followed the decision.

Her case is still the center of controversy on the Court and in the nation. The justices are still divided ever so closely on Roe v. Wade.

Norma died from heart failure. She was 69.

Robin Thicke Pained Face Tells Custody War Story

2/18/2017 11:02 AM PST

Robin Thicke isn't trying to fake the pain of his all-out custody war with Paula Patton.

Robin -- who has a show scheduled tonight in San Antonio -- was leaving LAX Saturday morning and his face told a story as powerful as his voice. The war over 6-year-old son Julian is taking its toll.

Robin does share ... there's a form of therapy that helps.

TMZ broke the story ... Paula was supposed to hand off Julian to a court-appointed monitor Thursday but things went south.

Ezekiel Elliott Talks to Columbus Cops About Nightclub Incident

2/18/2017 8:39 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Ezekiel Elliott interrupted his Friday night by having a talk with cops in Columbus about an incident that went down in a nightclub, but he was not detained.

Ezekiel's rep tells us he spoke with cops about something that happened inside a club he had just left. The rep did not describe the incident but says it did not involve Ezekiel.

An eyewitness had told TMZ the Cowboys star had been detained but we're told that was not the case ... the rep says Ezekiel voluntarily gave cops some information and then left. 

We called cops, but they haven't gotten back to us.

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