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Justin Bieber Former Neighbors Claim Singer Committed Hate Crime Against Jews

4/26/2017 1:00 AM PDT
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Justin Bieber's former neighbors -- the ones whose house he egged -- claim the singer committed a hate crime by hurling anti-Semitic comments their way, but even they admit it was not the Biebs who made the comments.

Jeffrey and Suzanne Schwartz have gone after Bieber for years after the infamous 2014 egging, for which Bieber was prosecuted. They got $80k from the singer for repairs to their home, but that wasn't enough. Jeffrey claims Bieber ruined his car sales business with all the publicity surrounding the feud.

They filed suit claiming emotional distress and loss of income, but now they've upped the ante by alleging a campaign of terror was waged against them. In the new docs, lawyers for the Schwartzes say, "Threatening a man with body harm while calling him a 'little Jew boy' and intimidating him with 'what are you going to do about it, Jew boy?' is a hate crime."

Bieber's lawyers say it's preposterous. The Schwartzes have admitted in legal docs the statements were allegedly made by Bieber's bodyguard and the singer never uttered such words.

The reason a hate crime is significant ... it ups the stakes in damages they can collect.

Kylie Jenner I'm Getting Even Closer with Travis After Coachella Flirting

4/26/2017 12:50 AM PDT
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Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott jumped from holding hands at Coachella to holding way more at an NBA playoff game, and yet ... they're still in the heavy flirting with a chance of banging stage.

The rapper was courtside in Houston Tuesday night for the Rockets-Thunder game and must've thought rubbing Kylie's inner thigh would bring his hometown Rockets good luck.

This comes on the heels of Coachella ... where sources at the music fest tell us Kylie showed up to support Travis as he headlined the second biggest stage. KJ was there with her own pals, but the social media clip of them holding hands doesn't lie.

We're told they were super flirty in the desert, and although nothing was consummated ... all signs point to it happening soon. Our sources add ... they've been close for years, since they both appeared in a Justin Skye music video.

#TravisScott & #KylieJenner were reportedly spotted holding hands 👀 @travisscott @kyliejenner #WSHH

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From the looks of it, they moved a BIG step closer to banging in Houston.

Timing might not be great -- he's touring with Kendrick Lamar this summer, and she's fresh off the breakup with Tyga breakup.

But as they say, the best way to get over a rapper is to find another one ... who can pay his bills.

Prince Toronto Home Hits the Market For a Fortune!!!

4/26/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

It's as if Prince never left his former crib -- his magic touch is all over the place and it can be yours for a VERY shiny penny.

The Purple One's former Toronto pad is back on the market for $13,186,500. And talk about a huge jump in market value -- the house was listed at just under $9.5 mil 2 years ago.

The 14,500 square foot compound has subtle -- and not so subtle -- reminders that Prince once lived there from 2001 to 2006 when he was married to Manuela Testolini.

From the purple carpet in the basement to his stamps on dining room doors and the iron-type desk where he wrote and read, there's constant reminders of his revering presence. 

We're told the seller yanked the listing shortly after the singer's death because the seller didn't want to make it look like he was capitalizing on Prince's passing.

And how's this for a bonus: the lucky buyer will live in the same neighborhood as one of Drake's.

Victor Brewda of Forest Hill Real Estate and Barry Cohen of RE/MAX are repping the seller.

Master P Biopic Director Saves Wheelchair-Bound Man From Burning House

4/26/2017 12:30 AM PDT
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Production on Master P's biopic indirectly saved the life an elderly man when a house went up in flames.

The movie's director, Jeff Reyes, tells us he was scouting shoot locations in New Orleans a couple weeks ago when he and his cinematographer came upon the burning building. He says they asked if anyone needed help, and were told a wheelchair-bound man was trapped inside.

Reyes, who was in the Army, says they covered themselves to fight off the smoke, and then rushed inside to find the guy. They lifted him out of his chair and carried him to safety outside. Much of the rescue was recorded by a witness.

The title of the Master P flick is "King of the South." At least one NOLA resident would say that applies to Reyes too. 

April the Giraffe Park on the Hunt for Sponsors For Baby-Naming Ceremony

4/26/2017 12:20 AM PDT
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April the Giraffe is coming back online post-birth ... but she needs some serious cash flow for the sake of the animals.

The indoor camera feed that captured the birth of April's baby will be re-launched next week. This one won't run 24/7 -- it'll have set times. This time we'll see April indoors and out.

Here's the catch ... April needs new sponsors, and the zoo she's staying at is taking bids. 

Folks at the Animal Adventure Park tell us they're seeking 2 sponsors -- one for the live stream, and another for the live web show next Monday where they'll announce the calf's name. 

A third of the proceeds will go to the park, another third to the Giraffe Conservation Fund and the remainder to a charity that helps families with unforeseen medical costs.

As we reported ... April's live stream pulled in some big viewer numbers, with Toys 'R' Us sponsoring the live stream.

We did some checking, and it looks like the new deal could rake in 6 figures.

Guess Who This Little Music Lover Turned Into!

4/26/2017 12:10 AM PDT

Before this smiley superfan was stepping up into the spotlight, she was just another fangirl with big dreams in Hartford, Connecticut. Can you guess who she is?

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Serena Williams My Preggo Pic Was Posted Totally by Accident

4/25/2017 6:56 PM PDT
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Serena Williams just confirmed her pregnancy announcement was made by accident ... but was only off by about 5 or 6 days.

The tennis star admitted to the social media flub Tuesday at a TED Talks conference in Vancouver with Gayle King -- where she said she had meant to take the pic in private ... but somehow blasted it out to the world.

Serena told Gayle ... "On social media, you press the wrong button and thirty minutes later I missed four calls and I’m like, ‘That’s weird.’" 

Doesn't sound like she regrets the early announcement -- she said she was gonna publicly disclose it a few days later anyway. The news also came on the heels of her rising back to No. 1 in the women's tennis rankings ... which ain't bad for someone who hasn't played since January.

Unfortunately, it wasn't without controversy either. She had to deal with haters like former tennis pro Ilie Nastase, who made a racist comment about her future baby. Serena shut him down like a champ, though.

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Scott Baio Threatened by Erin Moran's Brother ... Takes Shot at 'Tiny' Junk

4/25/2017 5:55 PM PDT
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Scott Baio can count on a can of whoopass if he ever runs into Erin Moran's brother, who wants payback for Scott's comments about Erin's substance abuse.

Tony Moran tore into Scott ... referring to a brief fling Erin and Scott had way back when they were young TV stars. His Tuesday Facebook post got nasty though when he said, "She told me that you were tiny." Then came the not so thinly veiled threat: "Get on your knees and pray you never run into me."

Tony's angry about Scott's radio interview where he took Erin to task for using drugs. At the time, Scott thought that's what killed her, but later learned it was cancer.

Scott told us he wouldn't have been so harsh if he'd known she was battling cancer -- but he stands firm on his view of addiction.

Battle lines are drawn.

United Airlines Would-Be World's Biggest Rabbit Dies Onboard Flight to U.S.

4/25/2017 5:52 PM PDT

United Airlines is catching more flak this week after a rabbit set to become the world's biggest bunny died on-board one of its flights.

The 3-foot bunny named Simon reportedly died Monday night on a United flight from Heathrow to O'Hare -- yes, really.

The breeder, Annette Edwards, says Simon was healthy before boarding ... but was found dead in the plane's cargo hold upon landing. It was reportedly on its way to a new celeb owner in the States.

The rabbits cost around $6,400 to raise, and Edwards sells them for $640 a pop. Simon, who was 10 months old, was expected to surpass his 4-foot, 4-inch dad  ... and snag the record for world's biggest.

United -- which is already dealing with a PR nightmare -- reportedly said it was saddened to hear this news and that it's trying to determine why Simon died.

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Ted Cruz El Chapo Should Pay For the Wall Let's Make it a Law!

4/25/2017 5:14 PM PDT

Ted Cruz has the perfect solution on how to pay for Donald Trump's border wall ... pass a law to use El Chapo's billions and loot from other lords to underwrite construction.

The Texas senator introduced a new bill Tuesday called the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order Act -- aka the EL CHAPO Act ... which does just that.

The bill would allow the U.S. to use all cash forfeited by drug lords to pay for the wall and border security.

According to Ted ... the U.S. is already gunning for more than $14 billion in drug money and other profits that the Mexican drug lords collected, and Cruz says that will go a long way toward the estimated $20 plus billion in construction costs.

The government is on the verge of shutting down this week, in part because of funding for the border wall project. Looks like Ted's trying to get creative with a solution.

Pro Golfer Matt Goggin United Went All Dao On My Clubs!

4/25/2017 4:35 PM PDT
Breaking News

Matt Goggin wants justice for his broken golf clubs -- he's just afraid to demand it from United Airlines for fear of getting manhandled a la Dr. David Dao.

The Australian pro golfer's pissed off about 3 of his clubs getting snapped at the head. As he put it ... it's the first time in more than 20 years his gear got destroyed in flight.

Naturally, Goggin was looking to give someone an earful -- if only he had flown a different airline. He tweeted, "I was going to complain but I must admit I'm a little intimidated by @united."

He's obviously referring to the infamous video of Dao getting jacked up.

Lucky for Matt, TaylorMade Golf responded and promised to replace the clubs. As for United? Maybe they've just got bigger fish to fry.

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'Silicon Valley' Star I'm Not Sarah, But Thanks for the Penis Pic, Dude!

4/25/2017 3:32 PM PDT

"Silicon Valley" star Amanda Crew got an eyeful of some guy's junk when she checked her text messages ... but her cool chick reaction made his day.

Amanda says the strange schlong came in the middle of a string of texts from a guy who thought he was texting someone named Sarah. He started, "Hey sexy girl. Can't wait to see you again."

Then came the pecker shot. Amanda let him down easily, and then posted the full exchange. She was nice enough to remove his phallus though.

The lesson: beware wrong numbers while sexting. Ya probably won't be as lucky as this guy.

Katherine Jackson Elder Abuse Case Against Trent Thrown Out

4/25/2017 3:16 PM PDT
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Katherine Jackson just got shot down by a judge in her bid to get a restraining order against nephew Trent Jackson on grounds he abused her and stole from her.

The judge just booted the case after Katherine's lawyers essentially threw themselves at the mercy of the court, claiming their client was unprepared to go forward. The lawyers asked the judge if the case could be dismissed "without prejudice," meaning it could be refiled. The lawyers also said Katherine never realized this would turn into a full-blown trial. 

The judge said today was judgment day, and if she wasn't ready it's case closed forever.

What's interesting ... Katherine has been MIA from almost everyone -- she hasn't even seen her grandchildren since January and she's the one with legal guardianship.

Trent and other members of the family believe Katherine is being manipulated by some of Michael's brothers and sisters so they could gain some control over the MJ Estate.  

Katherine filed a declaration for the temporary restraining order in which she made shocking claims against Trent, but Trent and others think she had no idea what she was signing if she signed at all.