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John Hinckley Jr. History of Deception During Previous Releases

7/28/2016 11:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0727-john-hinckley-jr-mug-01Prosecutors strongly objected to John Hinckley Jr.'s release from a psychiatric hospital due to the fact he lied about his whereabouts multiple times when he was temporarily released in recent years.

Federal Judge Paul Friedman wrote a 103 page opinion when he signed off on Hinckley's release -- and in the docs he says the government pushed for more restrictions and protective measures for President Reagan's would-be killer.

The government pointed out that when Hinckley was released in 2011 on a work furlough he told supervisors he intended to go see movies ... which was approved -- but instead he went to a Barnes & Noble. They say Hinckley did this twice ... but both times he lied to supervisors and said he'd gone to the movies.

His supervisors knew he was lying because he was under constant observation.

Then in 2015 during another release ... he broke from his approved itinerary and visited a musician friend, instead of a photographer. This time though he fessed up to supervisors about the lie.

Judge Friedman called the 2011 incidents "troubling from a risk management perspective" ... but said Hinckley had made great progress. Friedman considered 2015 an improvement since he self-reported his lie.

It's clear why Hinckley's lies could be concerning to members of the Reagan family as well as Jodie Foster and her loved ones. Part of Hinckley's release does include a protective order requiring him to stay away from them.

'Training Day' Gang Member Types Answer the Call ... 'That's All Me Right There!!'

7/28/2016 11:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

A bunch of gangstas invaded Burbank Wednesday armed with ... headshots.

As TMZ reported ... Central Casting put the call out for "gang member types" for the upcoming CBS adaptation of the movie "Training Day" ... and more than a few OGs answered the call.

Check out the vid ... the wannabe actors were NOT offended with CC's call ... if anything, they embraced it.

As one homie put it ... all he had to do was tie his shoes!

Keshia Knight Pulliam I Want the House And My 'Cosby' Money

7/28/2016 10:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0728-keisha-knight-ed-hartwell-instagram-01Keshia Knight Pulliam is demanding the Atlanta home she and Ed Hartwell shared, her pre-marriage possessions and everything she made during their marriage. 

In new divorce docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Keshia's asking for all assets she acquired during their marriage -- which is interesting considering most couples split assets accumulated during a marriage. 

Keshia also makes a point to demand she be awarded all property and assets she had before the two married, which includes even more 'Cosby' cash.

And get this ... in Ed's divorce filing, he stated they had no kids, but Keshia makes it a point to say a child IS expected of the marriage. In other words ... Ed's the daddy.

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Mary J. Blige Files For Divorce From Husband/Manager

7/28/2016 9:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0728-mary-j-blige-kendu-isaacs-tmz-instagram-01Mary J. Blige just pulled the plug on her marriage to her husband/manager ... filing for divorce to end her 12 year marriage, TMZ has learned. 

Blige just filed docs seeking to end her union from Martin "Kendu" Isaacs -- who she married back in 2003. Blige lists the date of separation as "to be determined" -- unclear why.  

Blige cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. The couple has no children together. 

There is one interesting note ... Blige is asking the judge to block Isaacs' ability to get spousal support. The document does not say if there is a prenup.  

Click here... it's not over yet

Tinashe 'Baywatch' Ain't Got Nothin' On Me Check Out This Spread

7/28/2016 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0728_tinashe_bikini_beach_music_video_launchTinashe NEEDS a cameo in the new "Baywatch" movie looking as good as she does from a lifeguard tower. 

The R&B singer was caught filming beach scenes for a new music video in Malibu. She's definitely got the red swimsuit down -- and it's better than anything you've seen on "Baywatch."

Phaedra Parks Targeted by Man Claiming to Have a Bomb

7/28/2016 9:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0728-phaedra-parks-TMZ-01A guy claiming he had a bomb strapped to his leg went looking for Phaedra Parks in her Atlanta office Thursday morning -- but he got the wrong building.

Police evacuated the office building the man walked into on Peachtree Road and responded to the scene. According to witnesses he walked in demanding to see Phaedra and said, "I'm not leaving. I've got a bomb." 

The 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star -- an entertainment lawyer -- does have an office on Peachtree, but it's a few buildings down from the one the man entered.

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Police arrested a suspect. It's not clear if he really did have a bomb.

We don't even know if Phaedra was in her office. She's been in Philadelphia this week.

Story developing ...

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'Babylon 5' star Jerry Doyle Dead at 60

7/28/2016 8:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0728-jerry-doyle-GETTY-01Jerry Doyle -- best known for his role on "Babylon 5" -- died Wednesday ... TMZ has learned.

Sources tell us ... a call was made to his Las Vegas home yesterday afternoon after he was found unresponsive. It's unclear how the political radio talk show host and actor died ... but we're told no foul play is suspected. An autopsy is pending.

Jerry starred as security officer Michael Garibaldi from 1994 to 1998 and was married to co-star Andrea Thompson from 1995 to 1997. He worked on Wall Street before going into acting.

As of late ... Jerry hosted a nationally syndicated radio talk show, "The Jerry Doyle Show."

He was 60.

Ja Rule & Ashanti We Don't Promote Killings

7/28/2016 7:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0728-ja-rule-ashanti-tmz-01Ja Rule and Ashanti do not endorse killers, and they've changed the name of their tour ... just in case anyone's getting it twisted.  

Ja tells TMZ ... he and Ashanti have decided to change the original tour name, Natural Born Killers, because they thought it would be "insensitive to the families of the victims" of senseless violence.

Ja reposted a promo for their 12-show tour with the word "Killers" crossed out. It's now called the Natural Born Tour.

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Ja stressed to us ... they have a creative and First Amendment right to call the tour whatever they want, but made the change anyway.

The name's just for promotion purposes, since tickets to the show are being sold simply as Ja Rule & Ashanti.

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Drake & Kanye West Taylor Can't Talk S*** Anymore!

7/28/2016 6:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Drake opened the door ... Kanye West stepped through it, and then took a few pot shots at Taylor Swift.

Drake brought Kanye out as a surprise guest during his Chicago concert Wednesday night, and he immediately went in on the Taylor beef -- "All I gotta say is, I am so glad my wife has Snapchat!"

'Ye's hometown crowd went wild ... which only fueled him to continue the rant.

Drake looked amused.

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Hilary Duff Urgent Warning from Cops ... Obsessed Fan Trying to Propose

7/28/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0727_hilary-duff_tmzHilary Duff could get a marriage proposal any day now, but it's coming from a scary individual who is driving all over town searching for her.

We've learned Bev Hills police already reached out to Hilary's people to warn them about the man. Law enforcement sources say the ordeal started earlier this month when he hired a limo driver. We're told he was carrying a photo of a crib he said Hilary owned, but did not have her address.

He proceeded to have his driver search aimlessly for 2 hours while he spoke about his intent to marry Hilary. When the ride ended, we're told the driver was so concerned he called cops, who then contacted Duff's team.

Sources close to Hilary say her security team knows who the man is and what he looks like. They've had issues with him in the past, but we're told Hilary hasn't filed a police report or sought a restraining order ... yet.

For now, we're told she's adding more manpower to her security detail -- and the guards at her gated community are also on alert.

Meek Mill Strip Club Redemption ... Just Me and My Crew!

7/28/2016 7:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

Meek Mill in a strip club -- without Nicki Minaj by his side -- is a full party ... and an expensive one too. 

The MC hit up ACES Strip Club Wednesday night in Queens, where he was hosting, and as you can see in the video ... Meek was throwing racks on racks on racks. We're told he dropped at least $20k. 

He wasn't flying solo ... Meek was rolling with Travis Scott and NBA all-star James Harden.

Check out the clip -- night and day from another strip club trip WITH Nicki

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Pope Francis Takes a Spill ... Watch That Step!

7/28/2016 6:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

You gotta feel for Pope Francis -- he went down hard in the middle of Mass Thursday morning in Poland.

The Pontiff appeared to miss a step as he was walking down from the altar. He had a few priests spotting him, and they helped him back to his feet. Honestly, it's a miracle it doesn't happen more often with that long, heavy robe. Somebody cut the guy a break.

Official word from the Vatican -- "The pope is fine."

Amen.

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Fergie Strapped & Loaded

7/28/2016 6:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0728-fergie-getty-01Fergie served up a tall, hot glass of MILFshake -- the perfect DNC after-party, we're thinking. 

Fergie performed her new track "M.I.L.F. $" Wednesday night during The Creative Coalition's Benefit Gala in Philly. 41 years old and still a bad mother ... 

That's it. She's a mom.

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