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Avicii Dead at 28

4/20/2018 10:29 AM PDT
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Avicii -- one of the most famous DJs in the world -- has died. 

His rep says Avicii died in the Middle Eastern country of Oman. Details surrounding his death are still unclear. 

Avicii's real name is Tim Bergling. He was born in Sweden.

His reps issued a statement, "It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii. He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given."

Avicii had struggled with addiction in the past. He was hospitalized twice for alcohol related issues ... though it's unclear at this point if that had anything to do with his death.

He dropped some of the biggest EDM songs in the world including, "Levels," "Hey Brother" and his massive hit "Wake Me Up" with Aloe Blacc.

He was nominated for 2 Grammys for Best Dance Recording in 2011 and 2012, for "Levels" and "Sunshine" -- and he was just nominated for a Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Album.

Avicii retired from live performances in 2016, but before that he was easily one of the highest paid DJs in the world ... earning $28 million in 2014, according to Forbes.

His last Instagram post was just over 2 weeks ago when he was in California. He had a home in the Hollywood Hills.

When he quit touring, Avicii said, "One part of me can never say never, I could be back ... but I won't be right back."

Avicii was 28. RIP.

Avicii Death Rocks Celebrity Fans & Friends

4/20/2018 11:15 AM PDT
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Avicii's death is absolutely shocking to his friends and fans around the world.

Moments after the news broke he was found dead in Oman ... social media was flooded with reactions to the Swedish DJ's passing. From his peers in the world of EDM to the scores of musicians who had worked with him ... everyone is pouring out their emotions and feelings about Avicii. 

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Ex 'Smallville' Star Arrested for Sex Cult Ties

4/20/2018 12:00 PM PDT
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Allison Mack -- best known for playing Chloe Sullivan on "Smallville" -- has been arrested for her connection to the case involving the alleged leader of a sex cult called Nxivm.

The actress was arrested by the FBI, according to NYC law enforcement sources, and is due to appear in federal court in Brooklyn Friday. It's unclear what charges she is facing so far.

As we reported ... Mack was on the scene last month in Mexico when cops took Keith Raniere into custody in Puerto Vallarta, where he fled last year. He co-founded a purported self-help group called Nxivm ... which authorities now believe is a cult that forces women into sex slavery -- after they're branded with his and Mack's initials.

Mack is believed to be second in command to Raniere, who was extradited to the U.S. to face charges for sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit forced labor. 

Meek Mill Outraged Over Delay in Release ... Give Me Fair Treatment!!!

4/20/2018 8:26 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

8:50 AM PT -- Meek tells TMZ ... he's thankful 3 other people's cases were dismissed at the urging of the Philly D.A., and says there are 105 more cases like theirs and his involving the same corrupt cop.

Meek feels his case should have been dismissed like the other 3, but his judge decided it should wait for a hearing in June ... so that's what he has to do.

Meek Mill's getting a raw deal compared to other inmates in the same situation, and once again ... his team says it's because the judge has it out for him.

As we reported ... the Philly D.A.'s office asked for Meek's original 2008 drug conviction to be vacated and for the rapper to be released from prison because arresting officer Reginald Graham is a corrupt cop -- but Judge Genece Brinkley shot it down.

Instead, she scheduled a hearing for the matter in June, but Meek's lawyer is crying foul ... because 3 other cases similar to Meek's were dismissed immediately by another judge.

Meek's lawyer, Brian McMonagle, tells us ... this decision is just another example of Judge Brinkley's bias toward him and "inequitable treatment." He says there's no reason for Meek's case to be delayed for 60 days when the D.A. agrees he should be free until he gets a new trial.

The only reason for the judge's decision -- according to Meek's team -- is her vendetta against him.

And just to reiterate ... even prosecutors agree he should be released on bail while his appeals are considered.

Odell Beckham Trades Shots with Shawn Mendes ... In Rap Battle

4/20/2018 10:03 AM PDT
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Before Odell Beckham hit the gym with Dez Bryant -- he hit the stage with Shawn Mendes for a rap duel on "Drop the Mic" ... and it's pretty great. 

The NY Giants star went after Shawn's whiteness ... a lot ... with some lines that included: 

"Your skin is so pale, let's call it a hunch ... you're so white, the only meal you eat is brunch."

Also ... "No matter what you say my ego won't burst because whatever you've done, John Mayer did it first."

Mendes came through with some strong shots of his own during the ep which airs Sunday on TBS. 

"A dancing athlete that's a little unusual ... its the first time I've seen that since 'High School Musical.'"

And then a short joke ... 

"You said that I'm fake, I think millions disagree. How do they ever call you a Giant when you're shorter than me!"

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Kim Kardashian West Gearing Up to Launch Lingerie & Shapewear Line

4/20/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kim Kardashain West is wasting no time in getting back into the clothing industry after announcing the end of DASH -- she's already hard at work on her own lingerie, intimates and shapewear line.

Sources close to KKW tell us for the last several months Kim's been developing a new brand that will serve all women. We're told it's not just Kim's name that will appear on the product ... she's had a hand in just about every aspect of the line's foundation -- from design to marketing -- and will run it top to bottom.

Our sources say Kim's teamed up with the same group behind Khloe's successful Good American brand as well as Frame and MR Porter. We're told Kim's line won't be just a limited luxury brand, instead she's aiming to serve the masses.

Pretty quick turnaround, considering Kim, Kourtney and Khloe just announced on Thursday they'll be closing their DASH stores.

We're told the line should be out by year's end.

Nick Gordon Charged for Hanging with GF ... Disobeying Court Order

4/20/2018 7:53 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Nick Gordon's been officially charged for breaking the conditions of his bond by hanging out with his girlfriend ... after he'd been arrested for hitting her. 

The State Attorney's Office in Seminole County, FL just announced the charge against Gordon. On March 19 cops were called to his girlfriend Laura Leal's apartment after an anonymous tipster told them Nick was there. Nick had been ordered by a judge to have no contact with Leal. 

The misdemeanor charge comes on the heels of Gordon being criminally cleared of the domestic violence charges. Leal told cops she'd actually attacked Nick, and police body cam footage from the incident showed Gordon distraught and his shirt ripped.

Nick will have to be back in court next month to face the charge.

As far as we know, he and Laura are still together.

Bill Bellamy White Guy as a Black Kid?? C'mon, 'Spy Kids' ... Do Better!!!

4/20/2018 7:29 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Bill Bellamy isn't hating on the white guy voicing a black character on Netflix's new animated 'Spy Kids,' but he's got a major bone to pick with the show's "lazy" casting directors.

We got Bill at LAX and he told us the show should absolutely recast Travis Turner, the white actor voicing a black kid on the show. When we got Travis, he insisted he was "urban" enough for the gig ... partly because he grew up in motels. Seriously. 

Bill thinks Travis was screwed from the moment he was casted since a white kid doing a black voice is controversial no matter what. In fact, Bill gave us the perfect example of why it's messed up. It definitely wasn't a PC example ... but pretty on point.

Boxing Champ Jermell Charlo Denied Gym Entry ... Claims Racism

4/20/2018 7:23 AM PDT
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Boxing champ Jermell Charlo claims he and his crew were denied entry to a fancy NYC gym Thursday night because he's black ... and he captured the standoff with the front desk staffers on video. 

Charlo (the light middleweight champion of the world) and 5 people hit up Life Time Athletic gym in Manhattan to see his brother Jermall Charlo (who's fighting at Barclays Center in Brooklyn this weekend).

Problem is ... Charlo claims he was stopped at the front desk because staffers claimed he "smelled like weed."

Charlo insists neither he nor anyone in his crew had smoked and the allegation was just a bogus excuse to keep a group of black guys out of the gym. 

During the exchange, Charlo continued to challenge the front desk staff about why they're turning him away -- and at one point, a staffer tells the group she's calling 911. 

Charlo eventually left -- but shot video of police cars in the parking lot. Sources tells us police were called and did respond to the gym, but no report was taken.  

We called Life Time Athletic for their side of the story -- but they refused to comment and then hung up the phone on us.

Bernie Sanders Happy to Stand with Cardi B ... Social Security Needs Her

4/20/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Cardi B standing shoulder to shoulder with Sen. Bernie Sanders -- something he'd love to see if she's serious about her love of the Social Security Administration. 

We got the Vermont senator Thursday at Reagan National Airport in D.C., and asked him about Cardi dropping some knowledge. She shouted out President FDR in a GQ interview, and called him the real 'Make America Great Again' prez for starting Social Security.

Bernie seemed impressed Ms. Bodak Yellow was down for the cause. He told us he'd love to see her get more involved.

Cardi and Bernie rallying together on Capitol Hill? Oh, God please!

Kim & Kanye We Do PDA, Too!!

4/20/2018 6:55 AM PDT

About the only thing Kim Kardashian and Kanye West don't do on social media is PDA -- but, uhh ... go ahead and scratch that off the list.

Kimye was hanging Thursday night at Kris Jenner's house .. where the fam celebrated Kourtney's 39th birthday. Kim floated across the room -- in a skin tight white outfit -- and plopped herself down in Kanye's lap. And then, boom! They started making out.

Cute moment for them ... super awkward one for a friend sitting alone on the couch behind them, who mumbled, "You guys are the best married couple I know."

Great color commentary!

You can tell Kanye was in a great mood. The bday bash turned into a listening party for his 2 upcoming albums. It's getting killer reviews ... at least from his wife. 

Jaime King Faces Attacker in Court ... Doing It For My Kid!

4/20/2018 8:02 AM PDT

Jaime King says she'll be in court everyday to face the guy who smashed her car window while her toddler sat inside -- and she's hellbent on getting justice.

Jaime says her 4-year-old son is suffering from PTSD after a homeless man jumped on her parked car earlier this month. The man smashed her rear and front windshields.

Paul Francis Floyd, is being charged with 3 misdemeanor charges, including cruelty to child by endangering health, and one felony count for vandalism.

Jaime's certain Paul knew what he was doing and while going to court is like reliving the whole ordeal, she says it's worth it for her kid. 

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