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President Trump Rally 'Blacks for Trump 2020' Sign Holder Claims Hillary, ISIS Out to Kill Black and White Women

8/22/2017 8:51 PM PDT

It was an absolutely bizarre scene ... the guy Donald Trump's people strategically placed behind the President at Tuesday's Arizona rally with a sign that read "Blacks for Trump 2020" is the president of the group, and he believes "ISIS & HILLARY RACE WAR PLOT TO KILL ALL BLACK & WHITE WOMEN OF AMERICA."

The guys name is Maurice Symonette and was having a good 'ol time Tuesday night at the rally.  His website is one gigantic rant, with such statements as, "Make Cherokees & the Indians Pay Taxes."

The guy is on a mission against the Cherokees ...  "The real KKK slave masters revealed ... they are Cherokee Indians."

The website is wacko ... Blacksfortrump2020.com ... read at your own peril.

Migos' Quavo I Got Plans For A New National Anthem

8/23/2017 12:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Migos rapper Quavo doesn't want to tamper with the OG national anthem, he's got bigger plans for one.

There's a petition going around to have Quavo ad lib on the 'Star-Spangled Banner' track. 7,600 people are already on board.

We got Quavo at LAX Tuesday, and he thinks the song that's impossible to sing needs some serious updating with new messaging ... he thinks the point should be unity and equality. 

FUN FACT -- Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner" in 1814 after he saw an American flag standing after The Battle of Baltimore. 

Gunther on 'Friends' 'Memba Him?!

8/23/2017 12:00 AM PDT

James Michael Tyler is best known for playing the Central Perk manager, Gunther -- who has a long-term crush on Rachel, played by Jennifer Aniston -- on the classic sitcom "Friends." Guess what he looks like now!

Jon Jones Tests Positive for Steroids

8/22/2017 5:12 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jon Jones has tested positive for steroids in his UFC 214 victory over Daniel Cormier ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Our sources tell us ... Jones tested positive for Turinabol -- an anabolic steroid.  

Jones won the July 29 fight -- taking the UFC light heavyweight belt from Cormier with a savage head kick followed by a barrage of punishing punches to Cormier's head. 

Jones will now go through the disciplinary process and his title could be stripped, which would make the fight a "no contest" and the title would go back to Cormier. 

It's the second time Jones has failed a USADA drug test. He tested positive for banned substances in 2016 before UFC 200 and was pulled from the main event. Jones got socked with a 1 year ban.

We're told this time around, he could be banned for up to 4 years. 

Jones had blamed his previous failed test on a male enhancement pill. He claimed he didn't realize the pill contained a banned substance and insisted he was NOT trying to gain a competitive edge. 

If the test results hold up, it's unclear how he'll explain his way out of this one.

Story developing ...

7:25 PM PT -- A rep for Jon Jones released the following statement ... "We are all at a complete loss for words right now. Jon, his trainers, his nutritionists and his entire camp have worked tirelessly and meticulously the past 12 months to avoid this exact situation."

"We are having the samples tested again to determine the validity or source of contamination. Jon is crush by this news and we are doing whatever we can as a team to support him."

7:01 PM PT -- A rep for Daniel Cormier tells TMZ Sports ... "It is very hard not to feel cheated. Again."

6:25 PM PT -- The UFC released a statement saying they were notified today by USADA of a "potential Anti-Doping Policy violation violation stemming from an in-competition sample collected following [Jones] weigh-in on July 28, 2017" ... the day before UFC 214.

The statement goes on to say, "under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed."

Conor McGregor Confronted By Paulie Malignaggi 'Bring Your Balls, Conor'

8/22/2017 3:08 PM PDT
Breaking News

Things got real heated between Conor McGregor and Paulie Malignaggi at a fight media event in Vegas moments ago -- with Paulie getting right in Conor's face, teasing him about his balls.

Paulie kept repeating to Conor, "Did you bring your balls?"

Conor reached out and put his hand on Paulie's shoulder and said, "You got your ass whooped. Get over it."

Paulie is furious with Conor for releasing a sparring video from his training camp which showed him knocking Paulie down in the ring.

Paulie claims the video was edited to make him look bad. Conor's camp says that's BS.

Paulie will be part of the Showtime announcing team working the Mayweather fight -- but Showtime says it's not worried about slanted coverage.

USC F for Effort In Covering Up Shakespeare Blunder

8/22/2017 2:45 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

USC is standing firm ... it purposely spelled Shakespeare's name on a new statue without all 3 "e"s ... but maybe someone should inform the registrar's office.

We weren't buying that USC didn't want to buy a vowel to properly spell Shakespeare's name on the statue of Hecuba, which features a quote from "Hamlet" with the engraving, "Shakespear" ... without the "e" at the end.

The university told TMZ, since the famous playwright's surname has been spelled 20 different ways over the centuries, it "chose an older spelling because of the ancient feel of the statue, even though it is not the most common form."

But a quick search for the "older spelling" comes up empty on USC's class courses.

Now we know, what's in a name.

Serena Williams Turns Belly Into Telestrator For Baby Play-By-Play

8/22/2017 3:02 PM PDT
Breaking News

Serena Williams is getting hilariously loopy in her pregnancy ... like, laugh out loud funny.

With the baby due in roughly 2 weeks (or less) ... a very pregnant Serena used a Sharpie pen to draw on her stomach for a sports-style breakdown of how the birth is gonna go. 

It's almost like if John Madden had to draw up and break down the delivery.

After that, Serena honed in on her baby daddy, Alexis Ohanian -- and pointed out the gray hairs on his beard. 

Don't worry ... she's got a solution for how to make the gray go away -- and it's really funny!

Kate Major Super Racist, Homophobic Rant During Psych Hold

8/22/2017 2:08 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Michael Lohan's estranged wife, Kate Major, almost put Conrad Hilton's rant against cops to shame ... calling a black cop a "monkey" and a female officer a "dyke" ... this after threatening to murder the officers.

TMZ has obtained body cam and police cruiser footage of Kate's detainment last weekend, and she goes on an incredibly racist and homophobic tirade against the cops taking her in for an involuntary psychiatric evaluation.

She calls the black police officer in charge of the detainment a "monkey" multiple times in the video, and even invokes white supremacy into her rant. She also calls a female officer checking her for weapons a "dyke" ... all while sporting a bag over her head 'cause cops say she was spitting at them. 

We broke the story ... Kate was placed on a psych hold after she threatened to kill cops if they didn't find her kids, whom Michael had taken with him upon discovering she was drunk and belligerent at home.

We've obtained the audio of that 911 call as well ... it's all bad.

Jon and Kate Gosselin Cops Called Over Custody Dispute

8/22/2017 1:14 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jon and Kate Gosselin got into such a heated argument over their kids, cops had to show up to sort things out.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... officers in Wyomissing, PA responded Tuesday to a dentist's office to handle an argument Jon and Kate were having over one of their 8 children.

We're told one of the parents took the kid to the dentist, but the ex-reality stars/exes got into it over who'd be taking her home. An argument erupted over the custody order.

As we reported ... that deal of theirs -- settled more than 7 years ago -- is under wraps, but involves both parents having some sort of shared custody.

Jon ended up taking the kid with him, and cops told the pair to take up their gripes with a judge. Nobody was arrested in the incident. 

Again proving ... a visit to the dentist can be painful.

Mystikal All Smiles for Rape Case Surrender ... 'Pray for Me'

8/22/2017 12:45 PM PDT

Mystikal was chatty and nonchalant as cameras followed him into a sheriff's station to turn himself in on a rape charge.

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As we reported ... the rapper turned himself in Monday to the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Department where he was booked for 1 count of first degree rape.

Check it out ... judging from his casual demeanor, Mystikal makes it seem as if this is all just one gigantic misunderstanding. He had been wanted by cops but they were unable to track him down until now. He's being held on a $2 million bond.

Another man was also charged in connection to the crime. A woman is wanted for accessory to rape but she says it's all bogus.

TMZ Live: Justin Bieber & Floyd Mayweather: The Big Breakup!

8/21/2017 10:45 AM PDT

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Meek Mill I'm Just Like Drake ... I Airball 3's Too!

8/22/2017 11:39 AM PDT

If you thought Meek Mill and Drake had NOTHING in common, TMZ Sports has hilarious video to prove you totally wrong ... Meek airballin' 3's just like his former hip-hop rival!

You might remember ... Drake drew nothing but air warming up with the Kentucky Wildcats a few years ago, and has been roasted on the 'net about it since.

Meek got his chance to one-up his rival at James Harden's JH-Town charity game this past weekend, but the Philly spitter came up waaay short -- bricking a trifecta of 3's during warm-ups.

In all fairness to Meek, this was for a good cause ... but still, work on that form, bro.

Former L.A. Mayor Shots Fired Against Scooter Braun, Gavin Newsom In Cali Governor's Race

8/22/2017 11:31 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

One of the leading contenders for the Democrats in the next California gubernatorial election has just taken aim at his archrival, using Scooter Braun to fire the shot.

Former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has just reacted to the TMZ story, in which we reported some powerful Dem fundraisers and political operatives have urged Braun -- who manages Justin Bieber, Usher and Kanye to name a few -- to run for governor.

Villaraigosa's spokesperson tells TMZ, "Clearly, he knows how to handle a rich kid with a famous hairdo, so if he runs, It'll be fun to watch him [Scooter] take on Gavin Newsom in a debate,"

Newsom, the current CA Lt. Governor, has excellent hair but only a middle class pedigree. BTW, we're guessing the guy with the famous hairdo is Justin, not Kanye.

One of the pols who is pushing Scooter to make a run told us, "This just proves why Scooter should throw his hat in the ring. These guys care more about political infighting than the future of California."

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