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WWE 'Tough Enough' Winner Brain Tumor Returns ... Emergency Surgery Scheduled

6/28/2017 5:27 PM PDT
Breaking News

"WWE Tough Enough 3" winner Matt Cappotelli says he's undergoing emergency brain surgery on Thursday after doctors found a "very large tumor" in his brain. 

Cappotelli was diagnosed with a tumor in 2005 -- just a couple years after winning a WWE contract in the reality TV competition. His big break was coming ...  but surgery forced him into retirement at age 27. 

Everything seemed to be going well ... until the tumor returned. 

"Waiting to be taken for my MRI and get prepared for my second brain surgery tomorrow," Cappotelli said in a statement Wednesday on his wife's Facebook page.

"Just found out the tumor that I had removed 10 years ago has come back much more aggressively and needs to be dealt with."

"It's a very large tumor and there is a portion that is inoperable."

"The portion that they're hoping to remove will be sent for pathology, which will determine what exactly we are dealing with and provide insight on future treatment plans and the next steps for the inoperable portion in my brain stem #John9:1-3."

Cappotelli was a tough S.O.B. on the reality show -- taking a beating from wrestling legend Bob "Hardcore" Holly ... and still coming back to win the show. 

We rooted for him then. Rooting harder now. 

"Leave Britney Alone!" Guy Chris Crocker 'Memba Him?!

6/29/2017 12:10 AM PDT

Chris Crocker gained fame after his fanatic youtube video went viral of himself defending Britney Spears after her MTV Music Video Awards performance flopped backed in 2007. Guess what he looked like now!

Kate del Castillo Demands International Investigation Mexico Violated My Human Rights

6/28/2017 5:28 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kate del Castillo, the Mexican actress who accompanied Sean Penn in the infamous El Chapo interview, is going to the Organization of American States in Washington D.C. Thursday, demanding that they open a human rights investigation into the treatment she got from the Mexican government.

Kate will file a complaint with the O.A.S. Inter-American Human Rights Commission, claiming Mexico's Attorney General leaked information about what was supposed to be a secret investigation into claims she laundered money ... something she denies.

She says the A.G. was out for personal political gain, and virtually ruined her life last year with nonstop "media persecution."

Kate says she's entitled to a presumption of innocence, which was denied by the A.G. in his pursuit of power. She says the leaks triggered a "mass-media lynching."

Kate has been charged with money laundering and the case is pending.

Common BET Weekend Beefs Are So '90s Time To Keep The Peace

6/28/2017 3:34 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

If you're a rapper starting fights during BET weekend in L.A., then you might as well be rockin' FUBU and JNCO jeans, or just plain have too much time on your hands, at least according to Common.

We got Common at LAX Wednesday and asked him about the multiple heated run-ins at the BET Awards. He doesn't blame BET for all the commotion.

You gotta watch the video ... Common thinks he's done with our photog, but as the SUV window closes our guy mentions the '90s, Common processes the question, rolls the window down and makes it clear ... the '90s rap game should RIP.

TSA to Harrison Ford Get in There, You Big Furry Oaf!

6/28/2017 4:06 PM PDT

Harrison Ford ain't getting around TSA as easily as he does all those sticky situations in 'Star Wars' -- well, all except that last one.

We got Harrison at LAX, where he was mum about the new standalone 'Han Solo' movie bringing on Ron Howard to direct.

But the gold here is the most famous interstellar smuggler trying to get through an airport security check.

Kessel run in 14 parsecs? TSA don't care!

We know Chewie's gotta be laughing somewhere ... in a galaxy far, far away.

Baltimore Bus Shootout New Footage of Double-Barreled Barrage at Cops

6/28/2017 2:54 PM PDT

The Baltimore shootout between cops and an armed robbery suspect who boarded a commuter bus was way more fierce than the initial video showed.

Prosecutors in Baltimore just released new footage -- a surveillance cam on the bus and an officer's bodycam -- and it shows the suspect pulling out 2 weapons, clearing the bus and opening fire in all directions. The battle went down 3 weeks ago.

You also see an officer arriving on scene, mounting up with a shotgun and returning fire.

As we reported ... the suspect was eventually shot and killed. One officer was injured by a shot to her leg, and the video shows her comrades in arms rushing to her rescue.

Karrueche Tran Take Your Chris Brown-Migos Beef Somewhere Else!

6/28/2017 2:25 PM PDT

Karrueche Tran's not getting involved in the Chris Brown-Migos drama ... even if she's at the center.

Karrueche was flying out of LAX Wednesday when we asked about Chris and Migos squaring off during a BET Awards after-party.  

Chris is undeniably pissed Quavo's hooking up with his ex, despite Offset saying the brawl had nothing to do with her.

Watch Karrueche dodge the questions ... but the expressions and body language are interesting.

Karrueche's got her own issues with Chris ... which she handled with a restraining order.

Joseph Baena Looking Good, Feeling Good!

6/28/2017 1:15 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Arnold Schwarzenegger's son has his priorities straight ... hit the gym before ya talk Hollywood!

Joseph Baena was out Wednesday in Malibu -- near his Pepperdine campus -- when our photog wanted to know if he'd follow in his father's footsteps. Our guy even tossed up a softball: if he could reboot one of his dad's old movies, which one would it be?

Gotta hand it to Joseph ... for not only entertaining the question but also sticking to what's working for him -- pumping iron like his pops.

Joseph also gets in plenty of cardio with his bros ... Pepperdine style, of course.

KYLE 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' Sounds Like a #1!

6/28/2017 12:54 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" might have a place on Billboard's hip-hop chart if rapper KYLE ever decides to turn it into a banger.

We got KYLE at LAX and asked him what childhood nursery rhyme has a shot at following his debut single, "iSpy", to the top of the charts. He'd know since his track plays off the childhood game. 

KYLE says he doesn't mind crossing over into the kids' music market because there's potential to score even bigger paydays ... as long as a certain rodent comes calling.

Donald Trump Presses Cavs Owner On LeBron James ... At White House

6/28/2017 12:19 PM PDT
Breaking News

Even President Donald Trump wants to know what's going on with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers ... so, he went right to the owner and asked him. 

Dan Gilbert happened to be at the White House Wednesday -- along with the Chicago Cubs (who are in town to play the Nationals) and Trump brought them all together for a high level introduction.

While introducing Gilbert to guys like Joe Maddon, Kris Bryant, Jon Lester and others ... he turned to Gilbert and asked how he's doing with LeBron James

It appeared Gilbert responded, "Good, yeah."

Interesting situation for two reasons -- First, Bron isn't a Trump fan. Second, there's talk LeBron could leave Cleveland after next season.

Gilbert didn't drop any bombshells ... it was just interesting watching him handle that situation.

Still, Trump enjoyed himself -- and then went on to talk about health care.

Rihanna's New Guy Accepts Guinness Records Challenge But ...

6/28/2017 11:51 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

Rihanna's new beau is certainly up for a new challenge -- whether it's landing a smoking hot chick or lining up hundreds of cars to smash world records.

Hassan Jameel -- the guy RiRi was sucking face with in Spain -- accepted a challenge from Guinness back in 2013 to break the world record for the largest Toyota car parade. Makes sense -- Hassan's the heir to Saudi Arabia's largest Toyota distributor.

But we did a little digging and a rep at Guinness tells TMZ no application's been submitted from Saudi Arabia Toyota since Hassan accepted the challenge. Colombia and South Africa, however, did apply.

The current record holder is Toyota Cyprus ... which paraded 742 whips back in 2015. If you're wondering what the hell a Toyota car parade is ... think your local highway at rush hour, with ONLY Toyotas.

Beyonce, Jay-Z Becoming Prince and Princess of Bel-Air Real Estate Sources Say

6/28/2017 10:58 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

It looks like there's a super secret real estate deal that's going down in Bel-Air, and the buzz is that Beyonce and Jay-Z are the buyers.

It's all over the real estate community in the area ... the house is not on the market, but it has been quietly shopped for $130 MILLION. It's 30,000 square feet on 1.86 acres, 8 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 4 pools, a basketball court, recording studio, spa and paddle tennis court. It's also fully furnished.

Multiple real estate sources claim the house is currently in escrow, but the amount is a mystery. Two sources claim Beyonce and Jay-Z are paying $120 million ... way over their $80 million budget, but most other sources say they're ONLY paying around $90 million. 

Get this ... the people who are selling the estate bought it in 2013 for $15 million. They tore the house down and the last 4 years has been almost nonstop construction.

TMZ has reported Beyonce and Jay have been frustrated, looking at every available property in their price range for 2 years, without success. They didn't want anything more than $80 mil. Based on what we're hearing now, it seems they made this secret deal and stretched their budget.

We're told the Bel-Air estate is "spectacular."

Jackie Warner Cops Plea Deal in DUI/Ambien Case

6/28/2017 10:59 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jackie Warner, who starred in a Bravo fitness show, struck an amazing plea bargain which amounts to a slap on the wrist compared to the punishment she could have received for driving drunk and attacking a cop.

Jackie's lawyer, Shawn Holley, was in court Wednesday morning and got all the charges dismissed -- 2 counts of DUI, one count of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of hit and run.

TMZ broke the story ... Jackie was arrested back in February for DUI, but not before she hit a telephone pole, fled the scene, was apprehended by cops and then backed into a police car which forced a cop to jump out of harm's way.

Jackie says she was essentially sleep driving ... the result of an Ambien she took a few hours before when she was at home. To prove she was not conscious, Holley notes Jackie was not wearing pants and would not have left her home in that state.

Jackie initially insisted she only had one drink earlier in the day during a luncheon, but her blood alcohol level was .11 ... over the legal limit. We've learned when she was released, she went home and found empty beer cans in the fridge ... again, she says she has no recollection of chugging them.

Holley's best argument may involve ice cream. Before getting arrested Jackie had walked into a 7-Eleven without pants and bought an ice cream sandwich ... something most people would never do in their right mind.

Jackie pled no contest to a new charge ... commonly known as "wet reckless" ... a much lesser offense than DUI. She'll be on informal probation for 2 years, attend a 12 hour alcohol ed course and pay a fine.

Good work, Holley.


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