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Ariana Grande & Pete Davidson Engagement Was Hollow ... No Wedding Planned

10/22/2018 1:00 AM PDT

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson both seemed to know marriage wasn't in the cards, even after they got engaged, because they never lifted a finger to seal the deal.

They got engaged in June, and our sources say an entire summer passed without locking down a venue, buying a wedding dress, or even picking a date. We are told Ariana talked about a wedding with her mom, but that's all it was ... talk. 

The months of inaction predate the death of Ariana's ex, Mac Miller, last month. As we reported, Mac's death was the beginning of the end of Ariana and Pete's relationship, because she was emotionally paralyzed. 

The only real signs of happily ever after were a $100,000 engagement ring -- which she's already given back -- and a pet pig which she's kept. 

Derek Jeter Selling NY Castle I Don't Have Time For It!

10/22/2018 12:50 AM PDT

Derek Jeter ain't got time to sit on a throne anymore -- dude DOES have a baseball team to run these days -- so now you can ... if you've got NEARLY $15 MILLION LAYING AROUND!!!

The Yankees legend is parting ways with an 11,000-square-foot castle in New York that he used as a summer vacation home when he was a kid.

It used to belong to his grandpa ... but Jeter bought the Greenwood Lake place way back in 2002 -- 'cause, well, it's a dope castle.

Jeets is pretty busy now as a part-owner of the Miami Marlins ... and he says he just doesn't have time for the 6-bedroom, 4-kitchen palace anymore -- so it can be all yours, for a pretty penny.

Derek's asking for $14.75 MILLION, according to ... and if you wanna know what you get for that -- it comes with a game room, a sunroom, a gym, a bar -- AND A TURRET!!!

Nobody said ballin' like D.J. would be cheap.

'Wife Swap' Son Charged with Killing Mom & Brother ... Death Penalty Off the Table

10/22/2018 12:40 AM PDT
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Jacob Stockdale -- who appeared on an episode of "Wife Swap" with his family -- has officially been charged with murder for killing his mom and brother ... but his life will be spared.

26-year-old Stockdale allegedly shot his mom Kathryn, and 21-year-old brother James -- killing them instantly -- then shot himself in the head in June of 2017. Stockdale survived ... and was hospitalized and rehabbed for months to repair extensive damage.

Prosecutors in Ohio charged Stockdale with two counts of murder, but they will not ask a judge to have him executed.

Stark County Prosecutor John Ferrero, tells TMZ ... Stockdale's case was presented to a grand jury which ultimately decided the death penalty was not an appropriate punishment for him. 

Stockdale's family was featured on an episode of the popular ABC show back in 2008. They hailed themselves as a deeply religious family who lived by strict rules.

As for why it took so long to charge him ... we're told prosecutors feared they'd have to cover the cost of Jacob's extensive medical care -- including facial reconstruction -- if they'd have taken him into custody earlier.

Stockdale faces up to life behind bars.

Billy Idol Sued You Left Me Dancing With Myself!!!

10/22/2018 12:30 AM PDT

Billy Idol doesn't know how to be a lover ... this according to a woman suing him for allegedly inviting her to his concert and a hotel rendezvous afterward, but instead just ditching her. 

Juliana Berg claims Billy invited her to a meet-and-greet and concert in Vegas back in October 2016, with plans to take things back to a hotel after the show. But, in docs obtained by TMZ, Berg claims she was there at the meet-and-greet but he disappeared afterward. 

She doesn't say if the two had any interaction during the meet-and-greet.

She says she had no money, expecting she'd be staying with Billy in his hotel room. When that didn't happen, she couldn't afford a hotel room of her own.

Berg's now going after Idol for travel expenses, plus reimbursement for the concert ticket. She also wants money for extreme emotional distress.

Reps for Billy tell TMZ, "Billy Idol’s attorneys are handling this matter. The accusations are without merit."

Mac Elliot in 'Predator' 'Memba Him?!

10/22/2018 12:01 AM PDT

Bill Duke is best known for playing the machine gun-toting Mac Elliot -- opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger as Alan "Dutch" Schaefer -- in the explosive 1987 film "Predator." Guess what he looks like now!

George Lopez on Hooters Incident I'm Trump's Kind of Guy Now!!!

10/21/2018 4:30 PM PDT

George Lopez and Donald Trump may finally see eye-to-eye on something after a scuffle GL was involved in last weekend at a Hooters ... according to George himself.

We got the comedian Sunday at LAX, where we asked about his run-in with an overzealous fan who claims George grabbed his neck in a video of the altercation obtained by TMZ. In our clip ... you can see what appears to be George getting handsy with the dude.

George stays tight-lipped on the whole thing -- not wanting to reveal who he thinks was at fault -- but, he does drop one interesting nugget on us ... Trump probably would've been down for the way George handled it -- ya know, 'cause of that whole body slamming thing.

In case you forgot ... Trump praised Congressman Greg Gianforte for putting a reporter on his back last year, saying anyone who could do a full body slam was "my kind of guy."

George certainly remembers the comment, and he seems to imply that his own run-in might've been more than just a neck grab. Oh ... he's also got some (hilarious) thoughts on the Dodgers returning to the World Series to face the Boston Red Sox. 

In other news...

Royal Fans Think Princess Charlotte Has Inherited The 'Diana Smirk' From Her Father

The resemblance is uncanny in this side-by-side pic


Ariana Grande Nothin' Heals a Breakup Like Retail Therapy

10/21/2018 3:33 PM PDT

Ariana Grande is doing what anyone might after a tough breakup -- TREAT YO SELF ... although, she's doing it bigger and better than most of us could really afford to.

AG was spotted on a shopping spree Sunday in SoHo, NYC with a couple of massive Chanel bags in each arm and a big puffy coat to keep her comfy as she rocked the hell out of those matching boots. She was glaring at the camera -- but her face seems to be forecasting one message ... "That's right, bitch. I'm doing me!" That's our take, anyway.

This is a much different vibe than we were getting from her now-ex, Pete Davidson, just a few days ago. He was looking mopey as hell post-split. And she, well, looks fabulous. 

Speaking of Pete ... he's said to have broken his silence on the split over the weekend during a comedy show in L.A., where he reportedly joked about needing a new roommate, covering up his Ariana-inspired tattoos and people hoping he doesn't "kill himself."

Probably too soon to be joking about that in the wake of Mac Miller's death, no? Don't answer that ... it's a definite yes. 

Ex-RNC Chair on Khashoggi Yeah, Sure, a 'Fist Fight' Broke Out ... Calls BS on Saudi Arabia

10/21/2018 3:50 PM PDT

The former head of the RNC doesn't believe a word of Saudi Arabia's explanation of how journalist Jamal Khashoggi died, and he doesn't buy Trump's denial of financial ties there.

We got Michael Steele Saturday at the L.A. Convention Center during Politicon 2018 and asked what he made of Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor insisting that Khashoggi had gotten into a fist fight inside the country's consulate in Turkey ... which led to his death.

It's clear he thinks the Saudi Arabian goverment's full of it -- as he describes just how unlikely it is for such a scenario to play out ... especially in light of how brutal his murder has been described by Turkish officials. He's said to have been dismembered.

As for Trump very publicly declaring he has "no financial interests in Saudi Arabia" ... Mike's got a theory on that too. Funny how one word can change the meaning of something so drastically ... which the President is no stranger to at this point. #WordsMatter

'Brother Nature' Old Tweets Resurface Rampant Racism & More Revealed

10/21/2018 12:41 PM PDT

Viral sensation and self-proclaimed deer whisperer, "Brother Nature," started trending this weekend for all the wrong reasons -- old and incredibly vile tweets ... which invoked names like Jay-Z and Chris Brown

20-year-old Kelvin Peña quickly turned his Twitter account to private Sunday, after people started re-posting screenshots of his old tweets from 2011 and 2012 ... many of which were racist, sexist and anti-Semitic. It's unclear what might've sparked the deep Twitter dive.

Nonetheless, what was revealed was quite disturbing. One such tweet said "Jay Z look like a monkey." Another one said ... "when I grow up I wanna be like Chris Brown. So if my girlfriend tried to look through my phone while driving I can choke and punch her :D".

There's a lot more that are even more disgusting -- tweets that say things like ... "HEIL HITLER" ... "Wanna hear a joke? Women's rights" and "TL stopped loading .. too many coons on my TL that's why f***." FWIW ... dude claims to be Dominican and Puerto Rican.

Peña first garnered attention (and views) back in 2016 with a viral video called "Money and the deer squad" which featured a deer he named Canela. He went on to put out more videos of himself interacting with Canela and other animals he encountered in "the wild" ... and eventually dubbed himself Brother Nature. 

As we've seen lately with these viral types ... nothing stays buried for long. We reached out to Brother Nature's camp for comment ... so far, no word back. 

Amber Rose New BF Throws Surprise Bday Party Makes Her Cry Tears of Joy

10/21/2018 1:35 PM PDT

Amber Rose was brought to tears after her new BF -- Def Jam Records exec Alexander 'AE' Edwards -- threw her a surprise birthday party ... and scored MAJOR points doing it.

The SlutWalk founder came home Saturday night to a house full of friends and family -- including her son, Sebastian -- who were all there to greet her for her 35th birthday party. As you can tell ... Amber had no idea any of it was coming, and later thanked her man in a speech.

She drops the "L" word a few times here, so it must be getting pretty serious with 'AE.' Amber even says she had to date a bunch of losers to get to him ... and feel complete. 

Sounds like AR and 'AE' might be the real deal after a couple misfires here and there over the past year (sorry, 21). We're told 'AE' dropped a few racks and partnered with party planning company, "Wife of the Party" and some of Amber's pals to make the Ciroc-sponsored/Chef E Dubble-catered shindig come together.

So ... you know he's made Amber a top priority. Congrats to the happy couple!

Ben Stein Mitch McConnell Attack ... It's So Nazi

10/21/2018 10:00 AM PDT

Ben Stein says the guy who attacked Mitch McConnell Friday night is like a brownshirt in the early days of the Nazi Party.

We got Ben Saturday at Politicon in L.A., and he was disgusted by the video TMZ posted, showing a restaurant patron verbally assaulting McConnell and his wife at a Louisville, Kentucky restaurant. The person who shot the video told us before the attack, the patron grabbed McConnell's doggie bag and threw it out the door.

Ben is consistent ... saying the verbal assault against Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats are just as bad as what happened to the Majority Leader.

Ben says we've reached a point where mob rule seems to be in vogue, and he thinks it's a frontal threat to democracy.

Winnie Harlow & Wiz Khalifa That 'For Real' PDA ... Newly Confirmed Couple

10/21/2018 11:44 AM PDT

Winnie Harlow and Wiz Khalifa have been projecting their relationship on us for months now with signs and gestures -- but none are more clear than this one ... they're dating.

The Canadian supermodel was spotted holding hands with the Pittsburgh MC Saturday night as they were leaving the Staples Center in L.A., following the Lakers' loss against the Rockets ... and a nasty brawl that'd broken out between the two teams.

BTW ... Wiz's ex-wife, Amber Rose, gave her blessing to the new pair last month, saying she thought Winnie was a "f****** sweetheart," but noting she wasn't sure if Winnie had met Amber and Wiz's kid, Sebastian, yet.

Also worth noting ... their fashion-statement-making outfits. Winnie wore a full-body Fendi outfit, while Wiz was out there rockin' purple and yellow (not 'Black and Yellow').

Looks like LA-Bron fever's getting him to him too this season.

Chris Christie Attack on Mitch McConnell Will Drive Politicians Underground

10/21/2018 7:49 AM PDT

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, is outraged at this weekend's verbal assault against Senator Mitch McConnell, saying attacks like this will make politicians hostages in their own homes.

We got the former Gov on Saturday at Politicon in L.A., and he was clearly upset by what went down Friday night at a Louisville, Kentucky restaurant, where a patron apparently slammed his fists down on the table where McConnell and his wife were sitting, grabbed his doggie bag, and threw the food out the door ... then started to berate the Majority Leader.

Christie says, if politicians isolate themselves from the public out of fear they'll be assaulted, then we all lose.

Check out how Christie invokes the name of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ... this in response to whether McConnell should have struck back.

And you gotta hear how Christie defends Donald Trump for applauding the congressman who body slammed a reporter.  

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