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Richard Simmons 5 Reasons I'm Not Transgender

8/18/2017 3:56 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Richard Simmons broke out a list of reasons explaining why he's not transgender ... not that there's anything wrong with that.

Simmons filed new legal docs in his defamation suit against the National Enquirer listing the reasons why the tabloid got it wrong when it reported he was transitioning into a woman. Here are the reasons:

-- I am male
-- I am not transgender
-- I have never sought nor obtained any medical treatment or procedure designed to transition from male to female
-- I have never had breast implant surgery
-- I never consulted with any medical professional regarding sex reassignment surgery

As we reported ... Simmons sued the Enquirer's parent company -- American Media -- but the outlet fought back, saying that calling someone transgender is not an insult.

Simmons addresses that as well in the new docs, saying, "I fully support transgender individuals and their struggle to achieve acceptance and equality. Nonetheless, the false and fabricated claims that I was contemplating 'castration' and have had a 'boob job' have caused me extreme embarrassment."

We've reached out to American Media, so far no word back.

Robin Thicke Poolside with Pregnant GF Where's the Baby Bump?

8/18/2017 4:19 PM PDT

April Love Geary is 3 months pregnant, but you wouldn't know it ... at all.

Robin Thicke hit up the pool with his 22-year-old gf on their babymoon on the North Shore of Hawaii.

The couple's been dating for 3 years, and announced they are expecting Thursday -- the due date's March 1, which would have been Alan Thicke's 70th birthday.

It will be kid #2 for Robin ... who just struck a custody deal with his ex, Paula Patton, for their 7-year-old son, Julian.

Sonny Landham 'Predator' Star Dead at 76

8/18/2017 3:44 PM PDT
Breaking News

Sonny Landham -- who played Billy the self-knifing military badass in "Predator" -- has passed away in a Kentucky hospital at the age of 76 from congestive heart failure. 

Landham was part of Arnold Schwarzenegger's band of special forces soldiers in the 1987 flick -- and starred in the famous scene where he tried to go one-on-one with the alien armed only with a knife. 

He lost ... but he went down in a frickin' blaze of glory. 

Landham also appeared in "48 Hours" -- in which he also played a guy named Billy. 

Before going mainstream, Landham starred in a bunch of low-grade porn flicks -- including "Slippery When Wet" -- but regretted it and said he needed the money at the time.

He later got into politics -- running for several offices in Kentucky, but never got elected. 

RIP. 

Mayweather vs. McGregor Not Using UFC's Octagon Girls ... It's All Corona!

8/18/2017 3:34 PM PDT
Breaking News

If you like smokin' hot women in bikinis, here's some good news, bad news about the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight ... 

Bad news ... the UFC's legendary Octagon girls will NOT be working the event.

Good news ... we're told the Corona Girls will handle ring card duties instead -- and they ain't no slouches! 

Here's the deal ... Corona won the bid to become the official beer of the fight -- which means they get prime in-ring promotion, which includes the beautiful women holding the ring cards. 

So, what will the Octagon girls be doing on August 26? Hustlin' baby! 

We spoke with Arianny Celestewho says she'll be hosting a fight party in Miami ... and, shocker, she's rooting for Conor. 

Meek Mill I'm No Criminal ... And I'm an Excellent Driver

8/18/2017 1:28 PM PDT

Meek Mill had a long night in NYC, but wants everyone to know he's a hard-working family man who didn't do anything wrong ... and he's a good driver to boot.

Meek spoke briefly Friday as he left the courthouse, shortly after he won a huge legal victory that could keep him out of jail ... according to his lawyer who was by his side.

As we reported ... the rapper was popped for poppin' wheelies in front of cops while shooting a music vid in Harlem. He was initially looking at felony charges, but skated by with 2 misdemeanors for reckless endangerment and reckless driving.

Robin Thicke & Paula Patton End Custody War

8/18/2017 1:04 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Robin Thicke and Paula Patton just hammered out a custody deal for their 7-year-old son so the war is over.  

According to legal docs filed in their custody case, Julian Fuego will split time between Robin and Paula. He gets Julian Monday through Wednesday and she gets him Wednesday through Friday. They alternate weekends. The exes agreed to share expenses, including private school. They also hammered out a vacation and holiday schedule.

TMZ broke the story ... Paula got a restraining order against Robin after Julian complained to school officials his dad used excessive physical force. She even accused Robin of trying to influence a court-appointed monitor with free sushi ... which Robin denied.

So ... double good news for Robin.

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Shaq Disses LaVar Ball ... Again!

8/18/2017 11:39 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The war rages ... with Shaquille O'Neal throwing even MORE shade at his Big Baller nemesis. 

This time, Shaq (aka DJ Diesel) was spinnin' at the Rehab pool party at the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas over the weekend, when DJ Whoo Kid asked him if there was an update on the beef with him and LaVar Ball

"I don't even know who that is," Shaq said before throwing even more shade at Lonzo's dad. 

Whoo Kid added, "F*ck that n**ga."

Shaq's been beefin' with LaVar for a while -- and even dropped a diss track about the guy. 

LaVar responded by calling him old and irrelevant. 

The drama continues ... 

Madonna Don't Tape My Depo Former Friend Fights Back

8/18/2017 12:37 PM PDT
Breaking News

Madonna's being a real diva about her deposition ... according to her ex-pal and the auction site she's suing to keep them from selling her jailhouse letter from Tupac.

Madonna's set to be deposed in the case next week, and according to new legal docs, she's been allowed to pick the time and the place for it. But lawyers for Darlene Lutz and auction company Gotta Have Rock and Roll claim she's also objected to it being videotaped ... and that's where they draw the line.

According to the docs ... celebs often try to get out of being taped for depos but courts routinely reject the attempts -- even for guys like Donald Trump. Lutz and the auction site feel the same should go for Madge.

As we reported ... Madonna got a judge to temporarily block the auction of Tupac's letter -- along with other personal items like her panties -- in July.

Steve Bannon Out as White House Chief Strategist

8/18/2017 9:51 AM PDT
Breaking News

10:22 AM PT -- Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House Press Secretary, has just released a statement, saying, "White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve's last day. We are grateful for his service and wish him the best."

Steve Bannon had to know his days were numbered when Trump threw shade a few days back, and now it's come to pass.

Bannon is out as Chief Strategist, and it also appears it was Trump's doing ... not Bannon's.

There's one report Bannon had submitted his resignation August 7, but the announcement was being held because of the violence in Charlottesville.

Bannon has been the chief architect of Trump's most draconian policies since January 20.

There's a working lunch with Trump and 20 administration officials Friday at Camp David ... Bannon was not on the list.

In other news...

Madonna Can't Remember Words To Her Own Song

Watch The Cringe-Worthy Video Here!

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Kylie Jenner Flips This House

8/18/2017 11:09 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kylie Jenner's downsizing her empire ... selling a second home in less than a month.

Kylie flipped a Hidden Hills home she bought just a year ago ... selling it for around the asking price of $5.4 million. Not a bad profit, considering she plunked down $4.5 mil to buy it.

The 4 bed, 4 bath, 5,154 sq. ft. pad is one of 3 homes Kylie owned in the Hidden Hills 'hood ... it's right next door to her $6 mil palace and down the street from her $12 mil mansion. She's still got those ... but she sold her Calabasas starter home in July.

Kylie's go-to realtor, Tomer Fridman of Compass, helped her seal the deal.

So if you're keeping track -- Kylie went from 4 homes to 2 homes in a month ... and is very, very rich.

TMZ Live: Larry King: Heartsick Over Donald Trump

8/17/2017 10:53 AM PDT

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Six Flags Over Texas 86's Confederate Flag Amid Uproar

8/18/2017 10:27 AM PDT

Six Flags Over Texas waved the white flag ... it's removed the Confederate States of America flag.

The decision comes just 1 day after TMZ reported the theme park was standing firm ... keeping the Confederate flag flying high post-Charlottesville. A park official had told us there's a fundamental difference between the flag they fly and the Confederate Battle flag ... we weren't buying it.

The park's now done a 180, replacing all 6 flags with American flags.

Here's their party line ... "At Six Flags Over Texas we strive every single day to make people happy and to create a fun, thrilling and safe family friendly experience for our guests. We always choose to focus on celebrating the things that unite us versus those that divide us."

Derek Jeter's Wife Hannah Davis Gives Birth ... Baby Girl!

8/18/2017 9:59 AM PDT
Breaking News

Big month for Derek Jeter -- first he gets the Marlins and now HIS FIRST KID! 

Jeter's wife, Hannah Davis, gave birth to Bella Raine Jeter on Thursday, August 17, Jeter's media outlet The Player's Tribute confirmed. 

The Yankees tweeted a message to Jeter ... saying, "Congrats to Derek & Hannah Jeter on the birth of their daughter, Bella Raine Jeter. We can't wait to meet her!"

Question is ... with Jeter expected to buy the Marlins, will the kid grow up rooting for Miami or New York!??!

Jeter and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover model started dating back in 2011. They got engaged in 2015 and finally tied the knot last year in Napa, California. She's 27. He's 43. 

Bella is their first child.

Back when Jeter retired from baseball in 2014, he said he wanted to start a family. Mission accomplished. 

Congrats! 

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