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Sarah Palin Oldest Son Arrested ... On Domestic Violence Charges

12/17/2017 6:48 PM PST
Breaking News

Sarah Palin's oldest son has been arrested again on charges of domestic violence ... the second time he's been busted in 2 years.

Track Palin was reportedly arrested Saturday in Wasilla, Alaska and arraigned on 3 separate charges -- felony burglary, misdemeanor reckless assault, and misdemeanor criminal mischief for causing up to $500 in property damage. 

Details of the incident weren't immediately released. We've reached out Wasilla PD for further comment ... so far, no word back. 

As we reported ... Track was also arrested on domestic violence charges in January 2016 after cops say he drunkenly assaulted a woman while in possession of a firearm.

Track, who's 28 years old, appeared on Gov. Palin's reality show "Sarah Palin's Alaska" for at least 5 episodes between 2010 and 2011. He has 2 kids -- one with his ex-wife, Britta Hanson, and another from ex-GF Jordan Loewe

Carolina Panthers Owner Putting Team Up for Sale ... Amid NFL Investigation

12/17/2017 5:23 PM PST
Breaking News

7:05 PM PT -- Diddy is weighing in on the Panthers' sale ... and it sounds like he wants to throw his hat in the ring as the next owner. 

Well that was fast -- Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson says he's putting the team up for sale at the end of the season ... the same day the NFL said it's investigating him.

Richardson released a statement Sunday saying he was planning to sell the Panthers franchise to new ownership, but wouldn't start the process 'til the very last game. 

As we reported ... the Panthers launched an investigation into their owner this week for alleged misconduct in the workplace, including reported cash settlements for at least 4 employees. 

According to Sports Illustrated, the misconduct centered around alleged sexual harassment and the use of a racial slur. The NFL also announced Sunday that it was taking over the Panthers' original probe ... which appears to have forced Richardson's hand.

Gotta say ... this reminds us a lot of when TMZ Sports revealed racist comments made by former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling ... who sold the team after news of his scandal broke. 

As for Richardson, he and some investors paid the NFL a reported $206 million in 1993 to create the Panthers as an expansion team. It's probably worth a lot more than that now. 

Travis Scott Security Puts Fan in Vicious Chokehold

12/17/2017 3:30 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

4:12 PM PT -- A rep for Travis tells TMZ ... the guard who was choking the fan was not part of Travis' personal security detail. Travis Scott fan thought he was about to jump onstage, but instead got brutally choked by a security guard -- and to add insult to injury, his buddy DID get to hangout with Travis.  

Travis was performing Saturday night at Power 106's Cali Christmas concert at the Forum ... when 2 dudes tried to get up close and personal with the rapper.  Initially, they both got stopped until Travis ordered security to ease up. One guy was released -- but the other was dragged away by his neck.

Travis is known for his rowdy shows, and does let fans share the spotlight with him at times.

He was recently named in a lawsuit by a fan who was injured at one of his shows in NYC after falling from a balcony

However, Saturday in Inglewood ... he seemed to be doing his best to get security to go easy on his fans. At least one guard didn't get the message.

French Soccer Star Apologizes for Full Blackface Costume

12/17/2017 3:11 PM PST

A French soccer player went full-on blackface for an '80s costume party ... and quickly apologized for thinking it was okay.

Antoine Griezmann -- a star striker for Spain's Atletico Madrid --- posted a photo and video of himself Sunday in a full-body blackface costume of an NBA All-Star player, 'fro and all. 

As you might imagine, the backlash was fast and furious ... and he eventually took down the controversial posts. He also apologized in his native tongue on Twitter, which translates to something like ... "I admit this is awkward on my part. If I hurt some people, I apologize."

No word yet from Atletico brass on their player's racially insensitive costume. 

LaVar Ball Where My Dogs At? New Puppies for LiAngelo and LaMelo

12/17/2017 1:54 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Bow wow wow yippee yo yippie yay -- LaVar Ball got his soon-to-be Lithuania bound sons some new playmates ... 3 Rottweiller puppies.

TMZ Sports got video of Lavar, LiAngelo, LaMelo and leaving Petco in Chino Hills, CA as they toted out the puppies. They didn't get the puppies in the store, but they were stocking up like crazy for 'em.

We're told they got bedding, treats, food and toys -- all puppy essentials. LaVar told people in the store he'd just gotten the Rotties because he has a big backyard that needs patrolling ... plus, his kids wanted 'em. Santa Ball delivers!

The big question is if they'll be headed to Lithuania with LiAngelo and LaMelo. No word on that or names for the dogs.

We're guessing LaMurphy, LiSpike ... and Barkley.

Katharine McPhee, David Foster Grown & Sexy Christmas Gig ... Kim K Captures the Love

12/17/2017 1:13 PM PST

David Foster and girlfriend Katharine McPhee seem to know that the couple that plays together one-horse open sleighs together ... hey, it's that time of the year.

Dave and Kat were just two of many celebs that attended singer-songwriter Carole Bayer Sager and her hubby Bob Daly's holiday party Saturday night ... but it appears they were also among the few that actually performed onstage. 

Kim Kardashian caught the magic on camera, showing D&K doing a rendition of "White Christmas" with the help of Babyface -- and then pairing off to do Kelly Clarkson's "My Grown Up Christmas List." Dave handled piano -- and, naturally, Kat was on vocals.

Other musicians like Keith Urban and Joe Walsh sang Xmas ditties as well, and were even joined by the likes of Hugh Jackman at one point.

At any rate, we're sure these 2 will be having themselves a Merry Little Christmas. 

'Double Dare' Host Marc Summers Evacuates Home Amid Wildfires ... Saves His Tapes!

12/17/2017 11:04 AM PST

Marc Summers -- the host of the '90s hit kids' show "Double Dare" -- just evacuated his home amid a growing inferno in Santa Barbara, and took what mattered ... his TV clips.

Marc posted a video Saturday showing blazes from the Thomas fire at what might as well be a stone's throw away in the Santa Barbara mountains near his property.  

TMZ spoke to Marc, who tells us ... he and his fam just left this weekend, but packed up a lot of their valuables about a week ago, including jewelry, family photo albums, marriage and birth certificates, passports ... and over 1,000 tapes of Marc's TV gigs. 

We're told he was able to convert those tapes to DVDs a while ago, and saved a good chunk -- which, of course, contain episodes from "Double Dare" and other TV appearances.

Marc says he and his family might return Wednesday ... if Mother Nature lets 'em.

Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Flew to Seattle for Sweetest 'Virgin' Date Ever!!!

12/17/2017 9:11 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Justin Bieber swept Selena Gomez off her feet and plied her full of sugar ... no booze.

The reunited couple was in the Seattle area Saturday night, and hit up the Sugar Factory in Bellevue, WA. Sources close to SG and JB tell us they spent some romantic one-on-one time in the Chocolate Lounge, where they indulged in a frosty 60 oz. drink called the Ocean Blue.

They ordered the virgin blend with 2 straws for sharing. No alcohol, but still ... gummy marshmallow sharks and dry ice for $34! Selena had to be impressed.

We're told they were holding hands and laser focused on each other. Justin only broke away briefly when "Buttons" by the Pussycat Dolls came on, 'cause apparently that's his jam.

As we reported, Biebs and Selena hopped a private jet out of L.A. Saturday afternoon. Considering they could easily have gone to the Sugar Factory in L.A. ... pretty baller date night.

Roger Stone Omarosa Was a 'Loose Cannon' ... Gen. Kelly HAD to Fire Her!

12/17/2017 9:42 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Omarosa's damn lucky she lasted as long as she did, because she was giving President Trump horrible advice ... as far as longtime Trump ally Roger Stone is concerned.

Stone was in Harlem Saturday night when he told us there's no doubt ... Omarosa was canned by Chief of Staff Gen. Kelly because, as he put it, she was doing the President "no favors."

The staunch conservative has made no bones about it ... he thinks Trump could ultimately be taken down by a disloyal aide or Cabinet member. Based on the examples Stone gave us, it's clear Omarosa was on his "naughty" list.

As for who should wave the flag for Trump in the black community now -- Stone suggests a man of the cloth. Hell, couldn't get any worse. Right?

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David Spade Just Shoot Me the Bill, Waiter ... After a Cast Reunion Dinner

12/17/2017 10:48 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

David Spade continues to pay the price for starring on "Just Shoot Me!" ... especially when the cast gets together for a reunion dinner.

We got David, Laura San Giacomo, Wendie Malick and pretty much everyone else from Blush magazine Saturday night at Craig's in WeHo. We asked who picks up the tab, and Dave says it always seems to make it to his seat, for some reason. 

Laura had a great response, btw, when we asked if Blush got swallowed up by Disney -- since it seems to be buying everything else in media these days. 

We're guessing Spade would appreciate the Mouse House buying one of these dinners.

Sofia Richie Happily Dating Scott ... But No Plans to Join 'KUWTK'

12/17/2017 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Sofia Richie won't be on "Keeping up with the Kardashians" even though she's dating Scott Disick because they haven't crossed a certain bridge yet ... his kids.

Production sources tell TMZ ... there's absolutely zero plans for 'KUWTK' to cast Sofia, contrary to reports. While she's been with Scott a lot, we're told she's NOT with him when he's around his kids ... which is when he's usually taping the show.

Our sources say this isn't a jealously thing -- Kourtney didn't influence producers to keep Sofia off cam. We're told the sisters don't personally know Sofia.

We're told IF there's a glimpse of Sofia that makes it on the show, it would most likely be an inadvertent shot during one of Scott's club appearances when she typically IS with him.

Stephen Belafonte Peace Out, Mel B ... I'm Free!!!

12/17/2017 8:11 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Mel B is already getting smaller in Stephen Belafonte's rear view -- 24 hours after their divorce was official ... he hit the clubs!!!

We got Stephen outside Delilah in West Hollywood ... where he proudly yelled, "I'm free!" ... on his way into the club. On his way out, he tried to put on a more somber face. Tried.

First, he gave a shout out to Lupus research ... we're guessing it was a fundraising event at the club. Then he offered some marriage advice -- pretty much what you'd expect from a guy the day after his drawn out, nasty divorce ends.

But Belafonte couldn't keep the smile off his face when we asked about his New Year's plans. He's headed to Cabo and insists there won't be any chicks involved. But ... c'mon.  

Prince Harry Warns Barack Obama ... Don't Make Me Give You 'the Face'

12/17/2017 7:28 AM PST

When Harry Met Barry ... Harry had to lay down the rules.

Prince Harry interviewed Prez Obama for BBC Radio 4's "Today" and before they got started ... Barack openly mocked himself for being a slow ... painstakingly ... deliberate speaker. He offered to use a British accent, if it would help -- and Harry threatened to give him "the face." Watch, you'll get it.

You can tell the Prince was very nervous -- he conducted the interview as part of a guest editorship with the BBC.

Obama found a way to calm him down though ...by offering to turn the tables.

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