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Nicki Minaj, Safaree Bitter Beef ... Means Beefed-Up Security at VMAs

8/18/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The ugly war of words between Nicki Minaj and Safaree could come to a head if the exes run into each other at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, but there's a plan in place to avoid that ... TMZ has learned.

Nicki and Safaree will be at the VMAs Monday night in NYC -- she's performing and he's repping VH1 -- so both will be doing press on the carpet outside Radio City Music Hall beforehand.

It will be the first time the 2 will be in the same vicinity since Safaree claimed Nicki stabbed him and tried to kill him. She fired back, calling him a thief and a liar.

We're told people in charge of security at the event are well aware of the bad blood, and extra measures -- including more guards -- are being taken to ensure the 2 don't have any interaction ... and no nasty confrontation.

Too bad ... sounds like it would be ratings gold.

Miss America Cara Mund Org Has Bullied, Muzzled Me ... All They Care About is Gretchen Carlson

8/17/2018 10:11 AM PDT

1:37 PM PT -- A rep for Miss America tells us, "The Miss America Organization supports Cara. It is disappointing that she chose to air her grievances publicly not privately. Her letter contains mischaracterizations and many unfounded accusations. We are reaching out to her privately to address her concerns."

The reigning Miss America is railing on the org, saying they have silenced and ignored her and instead focused all of their attention on former Miss America and Chairperson of the Board of Directors Gretchen Carlson.

Cara Mund is outraged that the Miss America CEO as well as the chair of the org "have silenced me, reduced me, marginalized me, and essentially erased me in my role as Miss America."

Mund claims she's been told she's "not important enough to do big interviews, and that the major press is 'obviously' reserved for Gretchen."  She's certainly strongly insinuating ... either Gretchen or her allies at Miss America are pushing her and the #MeToo movement and that's all they care about. 

Mund says she's been disrespected, belittled and literally erased from Miss America ... her photo was even removed from a fundraising website page and replaced with a past winner.

She believes the org is pushing the #MeToo movement and the message it all started with Gretchen revealing abuse at the hand of FNC head Roger Ailes. FNC was ordered to paid Gretchen $20 million.

Mund says she's been banned from posting comments on social media. She says she's been told she's "bad at social media" and that's why sponsors have dropped out of the Miss America org.

She even says she's been sabotaged ... told to show up at the wrong locations so the org could paint her as flaky.

Teyana Taylor Highjacks Jeremih's Tour I Run This S*** Now!!

8/16/2018 11:08 AM PDT

Teyana Taylor's war of words with Jeremih has reached a whole new level -- the tour Jeremih was headlining has just been rebranded and Teyana's now running the show.

Teyana announced Thursday morning on Twitter that the Later That Night tour will now be the KTSE on Aisle VII tour. She also said DaniLeigh will join her and all tour dates will go on as scheduled ... save for Toronto, which will be rescheduled later this week.

The move comes on the heels of Teyana putting Jeremih on blast Wednesday ... calling him every name in the book. She later tweeted she was done with him because she'd been extremely mistreated on the tour. She added, "I will NO longer continue to stay on the #LaterThatNightTour because if I do ima end up knocking this n**** out. I'm sorry to all who has already purchased tickets to see me. I will make sure everyone gets refunded."

Turns out it might not even come to that ... 'cause there's 15 dates left on the tour and Teyana's pushing forward. We've reached out to tour organizers, so far no word back.

Nicki Minaj Hey, Safaree Do You Miss The Queen?

8/15/2018 7:40 AM PDT

It's going to take more than some nasty words on social media for Nicki Minaj to stop living her best life. 

Nicki looked totally unfazed by her Twitter beef with ex-BF Safaree as she stepped out Tuesday night in NYC. She took her time rolling up to a live Tidal interview in SoHo ... must've been working on that sexy outfit.

As we reported, Nicki's ex, Safaree, claimed Nicki stabbed him with a knife in a fit of anger toward the end of their relationship.

Nicki took a page from her hit single, "Chun-Li," as she dressed head to toe in Burberry and rocked some serious ice ... just like the lyrics.

Sylvester Stallone '99% Certain' Mayweather/Pacquiao Rematch Will Happen

8/15/2018 5:53 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Sylvester Stallone says he's almost positive Floyd Mayweather will accept Manny Pacquiao's challenge and take a rematch with the boxer in the near future ... and Sly's spelling it out for TMZ Sports.

"I think it's about 99% certain it's gonna happen," Stallone said while leaving his wife Jennifer Flavin's birthday dinner at Spago.

"They have every reason -- honor, money, history and you got nothing better to do for the weekend."

Stallone's referring to the comments Pacquiao made in July after his victory over Lucas Matthysse -- when he essentially called out Floyd.

"Mayweather? If he decides to go back to boxing then that is the time we are going to call the shots," Manny said ... "I have the belt, so it's up to him. If he wants to come back in boxing let's do a second one."

Mayweather defeated Pacquiao in a pretty boring fight when they clashed in Vegas back in 2015 -- but both sides made 9-FIGURE paychecks!

Stay tuned ... 

Omarosa Secretly Recorded Convos During Trump Campaign Trump Calls Her a 'Dog'

8/14/2018 6:29 AM PDT

Turns out Omarosa was secretly recording Trump and his staff long before he became President ... and Trump is now going ham, calling her "a crazed, crying lowlife" and "that dog."

"CBS This Morning" got the latest Omarosa tape, where she recorded 3 staffers during the 2016 campaign. They were talking about the buzz that an outtake existed during taping of "Celebrity Apprentice" ... where Trump allegedly used the n-word. 

Most important part ... the staffer says she talked to Trump and he said he never used the word, and Omarosa jumps in and says, "That's not true." So it seems Omarosa firmly believed Trump used the n-word yet she fought for him, supported him, proclaimed he was not a racist all the while.

What's also interesting ... why she secretly recorded conversations from the get-go. It would seem she had a book on her brain long before she was fired.

For Trump's part, he predictably went after her, tweeting, "When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn't work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!"

Omarosa I Recorded My Firing from White House ... See, I Didn't Go Nuclear!!!

8/12/2018 7:40 AM PDT

Omarosa apparently knew what was coming when she got the ax from White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, because she recorded it all on her cellphone. 

The Trump ally turned enemy was on "Meet the Press" Sunday, and played the tape. She says it proves stories that she had to be dragged out of The White House during that XMAS party in December, 2017 were false.

You hear Kelly tell Omarosa the firing can be done one of 2 ways ... the easy way or the hard way. He says if she chooses the later it will create difficulty with respect to her reputation.

Kelly also says he's firing her because of "serious integrity violations." He actually says more ... that the violation involves "money issues" and "legal issues" that could make it ugly for her. He says she'd be subject to legal action, but that wouldn't be necessary if she quietly exits.

BTW ... the audio does reveal how she exited.  

Drita D'Avanzo Farrah Wouldn't Fight Me 'Cause ... She's a Scared Little Bitch!!!

8/12/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Drita D'Avanzo was dead set on rearranging Farrah Abraham's face, but Farrah backed out 'cause getting mangled in a celebrity boxing match was just too much to handle ... this according to Drita.

Drita tells TMZ ... Farrah's camp reached out to her manager about making her the opponent for a celebrity boxing match. ICYMI ... Farrah had said she would be interested in fighting Kim Kardashian or even the "Mob Wives" star.

After getting called out on social media, Drita responded saying she'd be down to fight "in a #cage where u belong u filthy #animal." Shortly after that post, Farrah rescinded the offer ... reportedly saying bullies aren't allowed in the ring with her.

But, Drita tells a different story ... saying Farrah called up the event promoter and expressed she was too scared after hearing what Drita wanted to do to her -- punch her squarely in the face for the knockout. Drita says she's pissed and annoyed at losing out on the chance.

Farrah's instead gonna fight 'Flavor of Love' star Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander. As far as Drita's concerned ... Farrah's lucky she went with someone besides her.

No love lost, obviously.

Boxing Promoter Eddie Hearn Logan Paul/KSI Fight Disgusts Me ... But I Love It

8/11/2018 12:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Eddie Hearn -- the promoter in charge of Anthony Joshua's career -- says the fight between Logan Paul and KSI is an insult to hardcore boxing fans ... an insult he'd LOVE to promote.

Hearn basically controls boxing on the other side of the pond ... promoting not only AJ, but stars like Amir Khan, Daniel Jacobs and Tony Bellew.

Being that the fight is happening in his backyard in Manchester, we had to get Hearn's take on the event, and he told us he HATES IT and LOVES IT, all at the same time.

"How can you not congratulate them? This is a venture that's got a lot of people talking. Again, from a hardcore boxing fan's point of view, it makes my skin crawl. But, from a promoter's point of view, I have to say congratulations."

Hearn's point is clear ... he says Logan and KSI have managed to capture the interest of non-boxing fans, which Eddie says is the key to making a big splash on pay-per-view.

The fight goes down on August 25. We're sure Eddie will be repulsed and excited by it.

Kelvin Benjamin Needs To Squash Beef With Cam ... Bills Legend Says

8/10/2018 3:40 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Bills Hall of Famer Andre Reed is siding with Cam Newton in his spat with Buffalo WR Kelvin Benjamin ... telling TMZ Sports, K.B. needs to end the fight and focus on the season!!

Cam and Kelvin nearly came to blows before their preseason game Thursday when Newton confronted Benjamin about calling him a sorry QB to reporters.

Cooler heads prevailed ... but the beef seemed far from over when the two separated -- and now, Andre's callin' for Benjamin to end it.

"A lot of times you're not going to like everybody you work with and things are going to arise," Reed tells us.

"The next step for him is, 'Okay, that's over with. Now it's up to me to be healthy ... and help this Buffalo Bill team win and be a formidable factor when I'm out there on the field.'"

Seems Kelvin's already started that process ... telling media members after Thursday's game, "I'm just moving on from it."

Guess the apology's in the mail, Cam.

Jake Paul Training For Superfight ... With Boxing Legend Shane Mosley

8/7/2018 8:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jake Paul ain't just training for his superfight with YouTube star Deji by pummeling his friends in his living room boxing ring ... he tells TMZ Sports he's getting LEGIT coaching from "Sugar" Shane Mosley too!

We got the Internet sensation (and his smokin' hot GF, Erika Costell) leaving a workout with world class trainer Phil Paolina in the Valley on Monday when he revealed one of boxing's all-time greats is giving him pointers.

He says there are others in his corner as well -- including his own version of Mr. Miyagi -- all getting him ready for the Aug. 25 fight that could be bigger than McGregor-Mayweather.

As for the fight's atmosphere ... Jake's not worried about facing a hostile UK crowd -- telling us he and big bro Logan Paul have a plan for how to turn them against Deji and KSI.

Lance Bass Realtor Says 'Brady Bunch' Home Deal ... Stunk to High Hell

8/7/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

6:15 AM PT -- HGTV has now been announced as the winning bidder for the iconic Hollywood home. The company claims it intends to return it to its "1970s glory."

Lance Bass has someone who is squarely siding with him in the mess over the sale of the 'Brady Bunch' house ... that someone is his real estate broker, who says his client was shamelessly defrauded. 

Lance's real estate broker tells TMZ, there was no misunderstanding ... the realtor for the seller of the 'Brady Bunch' house made it crystal clear ... Lance was the highest bidder and the house was his.

The broker says before Lance submitted his bid, which was just under $3 million, the seller's realtor was unambiguous ... the cutoff for submitting offers was last Thursday at 3 PM and they would take NO OTHER OFFERS after that. The highest bidder would get the house. Period.

Lance was indeed the highest bidder, and his broker tells us the seller's realtor even doubled down and said the house was Lance's. What's more, Lance's broker says the seller's realtor even sent paperwork to him to finalize the deal.

Lance's broker says the seller's realtor told him this was a solid "gentleman's agreement," with paperwork to follow, which it did.

As we reported, Lance claims the seller's realtor had a plan all along ... that a studio would come in after the bidding war and outbid everyone -- which is exactly what happened. Lance and his broker claim the seller's realtor lied to them and the other bidders and it was a shameless ploy to make a buck.

Kris Jenner Tyson Who?!?!?!

8/3/2018 6:29 AM PDT

Kris Jenner took a page out of Kylie's cosmetics' playbook, 'cause she sure knows how to shade.

Kris broke bread with Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Thursday night in WeHo at Craig's, and on her way out our photog asked about Kim's feud with Tyson Beckford.

As you know, Tyson triggered the war by body shaming Kim, and Kim responded with what many say was a homophobic response. Tyson came back with a bizarre, look at my muscles 'cause I work out and support the LGBTQ community but let me make it clear I'm not gay response.

Kris' reaction to Tyson ... short, sweet and caustic. 

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