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Tara Reid Removed from Flight ... Bitched About Wrong Seat, Pillow

10/15/2018 4:21 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tara Reid flew into a rage on a flight, shortly before takeoff ... prompting the captain to toss her, and her little dog, off the plane.

The incident went down Monday afternoon on Delta Flight 613 from LAX to NYC. Witnesses tell us Tara was pissed and loudly complained about being given the wrong seat. She later bitched about not getting a pillow. Flight attendants tried diffusing the situation ... but it was too little, too late.

We're told the pilot -- after pushing back from the gate -- announced he was turning around because of a customer service issue. In the video, you can see Tara being told she had to go. Cops were not called and Tara complied ... deplaning with her dog.

Tara's side of the story is she thought she had a window seat and was upset that wasn't the case. Further, she says she was cramped in her seat because the woman in front of her had reclined.

A Delta spokesperson tells us the flight eventually took off for NYC after a short delay. Tara boarded an alternate flight. 

Slash Bans Perla From Their Son's Show ... She Says She's Going

10/15/2018 3:35 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Slash is slamming the door on his ex-wife, Perla Ferrar ... blocking her from their son's huge Hollywood performance -- opening for Slash -- but it looks like she's totally ignoring the ban.

Sources close to Perla tell TMZ ... the Guns 'n Roses rocker banned her from attending the Tuesday night gig at the Hollywood Palladium -- 16-year-old London's band, Classless Act, will warm up the crowd before Slash takes the stage.

We're told someone from Slash's camp reached out to Perla and told her she wouldn't be able to attend. The bad blood between them is nothing new -- they just settled a drawn-out, contentious divorce that ended with him having to shell out serious gwap.

Despite the stay-away notice ... Perla said Monday she was planning to be at the show. She said on social media, "Can’t wait to see my baby boy London open for his father at this historical event tomorrow night! #icouldntbemoreproud."

Unclear if Slash is going to take more drastic steps to keep her out. We've reached out to his camp, but no word back yet. 

Nikki Bella Blasts Rousey ... You're An Entitled 'Do Nothing Bitch'

10/15/2018 12:34 PM PDT
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Nikki Bella is going off on Ronda Rousey -- claiming she's done more for women's wrestling than Ronda EVER has ... and says when it comes to the sport, Ronda's the real "Do Nothing Bitch."

The two have been feuding ever since Nikki betrayed Ronda on 'Raw' last week -- teaming up with her sister Brie Bella to stomp Ronda out in the middle of the ring. 

Ronda told TMZ Sports the sisters were a bunch of "untrustworthy bitches" and then called them "Do Nothing Bellas" (a twist on her famous "Do Nothing Bitches" line) on social media. 

Now, Nikki is firing back ... and even though the storylines are scripted out, this one feels personal. 

"You may think I’m a 'DNB' but that’s because you been here for what maybe 20 RAW’s? I’ve been here for almost 12 years," Nikki posted on Instagram.

Nikki says she's been the real leader in changing the sport for the better when it comes to how women are treated in the sport ... and she named names!

"This 'DNB' has been in the ring with Victoria, Natalya, Krissy Vaine, Shantelle Malawski, Taryn Terrell, Brooke Adams, Michelle McCool, Layla, Vickie Guerrero, Melina, Mickie James, Maria, Katie Lea, Jillian Hall, Maryse, Alicia Fox, Gail Kim, Candice Michelle, Beth Phoenix, Rosa Mendes, Eve Torres, Kelly Kelly, Awesome Kong, Naomi, Cameron, Eva Marie, Jojo, Summer Rae, Kaitlyn, Tamina, AJ Lee, Paige, Charlotte, Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch, Carmella, Alexa Bliss, Asuka, Riott Squad and more."

She added, "I defended a championship for 301 days. I have executive produced and starred in two reality shows, one about women’s wrestling, while on the road wrestling. I even broke my neck for this business."

"So if you want to talk about a 'DNB' look at yourself, because in this Evolution of women’s wrestling, you’re the 'DNB.'"

The two face off at WWE Evolution on October 28 for the title. By the way, it's the 1st WWE pay-per-view featuring all women ... so really, they both win. 

Fabolous Patched Things Up with Emily B's Dad Day After Shooting Threats

10/14/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Fabolous and his baby mama's father agreed to let bygones be bygones shortly after that on-camera confrontation where Fab made death threats ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the rapper and Emily B tell TMZ ... as heated as the argument was back on March 28, Fab and Emily's dad connected the very next day. We're told they discussed how things got out of hand, and said they would bury the hatchet. They've been hanging out together like family ... just like they used to before they went toe-to-toe.

What makes this awkward now is the fact Fabolous was just indicted for allegedly assaulting Emily, and for threatening to shoot her dad during that frightening driveway exchange.

TMZ got the video showing Fabolous fly into a rage while brandishing a pair of scissors, and yelling about shooting Emily and her father. 

We're told Fab and Emily's father are so tight now, he's even willing to testify on Fab's behalf if the case goes to trial. As we've told you, Emily and Fabolous are still together. Likewise, our sources say he and her father were best friends before the incident, and remain that way now.

Oh, and we're told those reports Fab and Emily are married ... are false.

Drake I Opened Up to Kanye ... And He Betrayed Me

10/13/2018 11:46 AM PDT

Drake spilled a whole lotta tea about this past summer's beef with Kanye West and Pusha T ... telling LeBron James it all started with what he thought was a friendly meetup in Wyoming ... then got very dark.

Drake opened up to Bron and Maverick Carter on their new HBO show "The Shop" on Friday about what went down with Ye ... which ultimately led to diss tracks, competing album drops and the big reveal -- Drake has a son.

There's so much info dished out it's hard to know where to begin, but Drake suggests the nastiness started when Kanye essentially lured him to Wyoming to record music ... but ended up backstabbing him and betraying his trust.

Drake claims he opened up to Ye about personal stuff -- including his son -- and shortly afterward news about his son broke. This was followed by Kanye announcing his and Pusha T's album releases ... which were very close to Drake's release date for "Scorpion."

Drake says this is when he realized Kanye was "manipulative" and trolling him, so he tried to back away ... but it didn't stop.

As you know, next came Pusha T's diss track "Infrared," which Drake says he actually helped him work on in Wyoming, adding ... “I was just there with you as friends helping you, and now you’re dissing me? So I’m like, ‘Man, this is dark.'”

He also blasts Pusha, more than anything, for crossing the line -- not with his lyrics about Drake's son or being a deadbeat dad -- but for mentioning Drake's producer Shebib's battle with multiple sclerosis.

Drake suggests Pusha will get what's coming to him eventually, but that's when he knew it wasn't worth it to respond with a diss track of his own.

There's a lot more, including Drake showing Bron a photo of his son, in the full interview below.

Ronda to Conor You Don't Have to Get Arrested ... To Promote a Fight

10/13/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ronda Rousey says Conor McGregor crossed the line promoting UFC 229 -- and injured her friends in the process -- telling TMZ Sports no one should break the law to sell a fight. 

"I understand promoting fights and having to sell them. I really do," Ronda says ... "But, I don't think people have to get arrested in order to do that."

"I think I've been able to prove that you can make a fight exciting and make people really wanna see it without crossing any legal lines."

Ronda is obviously referring to the bus attack at Barclays Center -- when Conor and his gang of hooligans smashed up a bus with a steel dolly, injuring several UFC fighters who were inside. 

"I think that Khabib jumping out of the Octagon was not as bad as throwing objects at a bus, because my friend Rose Namajunas was on that bus. My friend, Michael Chiesa, missed his fight because [he got cut by the glass]."

When asked if the UFC needs to draw a hard line and punish Khabib harshly for the post-fight melee ... Ronda had some stern words for her former employer. 

"I think, if you're gonna draw the line there, you should have drawn it before that."

"I just feel like there has to be equal treatment all the way across the board. I don't think that anyone should get special treatment because they're a bigger draw."

Ronda is echoing the feelings of many critics who believe Conor should have received a substantial punishment from the UFC over the bus attack. 

Dana White has insisted Conor has paid dearly -- he was arrested, he's being sued and he can't fight in New York. But, others feel he deserved a substantial suspension and fine as well. 

And, Ronda doesn't stop there ... she also says the UFC should come down harder on fighters when it comes to punishing other misdeeds. 

"I would be much more strict about everything. I say you get popped for steroids once, you’re banned for life," Ronda says. 

"You know, but then again I’m not the promoter of a multi-million dollar organization."

"It’s just you have to think about, you know, from their perspective when is it not worth it anymore? I don’t want the company to be prioritizing this quarter over the next 10 years."

Ronda says she comes from a place of wanting to grow the sport and making it more family friendly. 

"I don’t want it to get to the point where people are not buying tickets to go see fights live, because they are afraid of what could happen in the arena."

All that said, Ronda is still a massive MMA fan and considers Conor McGregor a friend -- and would even go to bat for him with Vince McMahon if he ever wanted to join WWE. 

Lil Xan Disturbing Video Shows Gun Threat ... That Canceled Concert

10/12/2018 11:37 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The person who threatened to shoot Lil Xan at his St. Louis concert -- forcing its cancellation -- made his intentions well known in a disturbing video he posted on social media.

The guy who made the threat is a so-called artist/producer in St. Louis who earlier this week posted a clip spraying bullets into a lake and calling out Xan. He captioned the video, "Lil Xan said he wants a fade with me. I'M COMING TO YO OWN SHOW TO SMACK TF OUT OF YOU TOMORROW OCT 10 AT @thepageantstl."

On the day of the concert, the same guy posted a picture while holding what looks like 3 AK-47s with the caption, "hi Lil Xan see ya later at your show." TMZ broke the story ... The Pageant (where the concert was to be held) and promoters canceled the show after the images surfaced. It appears Xan has beef with the guy in the video over money owed. 

We reached out to the St. Louis PD who tells us they're not investigating the threats because no one from the venue has made a report about the incident.

A rep for Lil Xan tells TMZ, "It is our top priority, including the promoters and venue to ensure safety at every show. This was an old situation that has been taken care of internally. There is no reason to fear safety at any of Lil Xan's shows moving forward."

Robert Klein Loses It On Trump!! Faces Off with Trump Supporters

10/12/2018 10:51 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Robert Klein ain't cracking jokes when it comes to Donald Trump -- he came unhinged, ranting about the President's numerous scandals ... then came face-to-face with some vocal Trump supporters.  

The scene was unreal Thursday night outside Craig's in WeHo -- the legendary comedian went OFF when we asked about Trump's meeting with Kanye West. He quickly pivoted the convo away from Ye and launched into a tirade about Paul Manafort, Russia and Stormy Daniels ... the whole nine.  

Perfect timing for a couple of Trump fans to approach! Warning: Robert's super salty here and drops so many f-bombs, DMX might blush. 

He's making zero effort to hide it ... Robert's definitely longing for the days of Barack Obama

The bad news for him is ... we all know Obama's not coming back. Just ain't gonna happen, Bob.

So, as he put it, midway through his rant ... "This is what America's become!" 

Fleetwood Mac Lindsey Buckingham Sues Bandmates After 86ing Him from Tour

10/11/2018 1:07 PM PDT

Lindsey Buckingham is done waiting for Fleetwood Mac to cough up money he says he's owed ... so the former lead guitarist for the group is suing his old bandmates for dropping him and, more importantly, not paying him.

In the suit, Lindsey says he and the rest of the legendary band signed a deal with Live Nation for a 60-show tour over 2 years and they were each going to make about $12-14 million. 

As we reported, though, Lindsey was kicked out before the band started its North American tour. Remember, Mac classics like "Go Your Own Way" and "Don't Stop" are largely Lindsey jams ... with him singing the lead and playing lead guitar.

Lindsey's main issue with the band is financial. He tells TMZ ... "Over the last eight months, our many efforts to come to an agreement have unfortunately proved elusive. I’m looking forward to closure, and will always remain proud of all that we created, and what that legacy represents."

In the suit, he says "After 43 years of camaraderie and friendship, not a single member of the Band called [me] to break the news" of his firing. He also basically claims the Mac is nothing without him. 

He says before he joined in 1975 they "had not achieved meaningful commercial success" -- and after he left, voluntarily, in 1987 they faltered, "falling from a stadium headliner to an opening act." 

Lindsey is suing the band and each individual member for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty. Translation: You guys owe me money, and it's time to pay.

Mick Fleetwood made it clear to us back in May, Lindsey is not welcome back. He's been replaced on the tour by Mike Campbell from Tom Petty's Heartbreakers and Neil Finn from Crowded House. 

Chuck Liddell Tito Ortiz Is a Big Dumb Idiot

10/11/2018 12:13 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Don't expect Chuck Liddell to pull a Khabib and jump out of the cage when he fights Tito Ortiz -- The Iceman says Tito is simply too dumb to get under his skin with trash talk. 

"I don't think he's smart enough to say something to get me pissed off," Chuck tells TMZ Sports

The two clash for the 3rd time on Nov. 24 -- and 48-year-old Chuck says he's been training his ass off for the fight ... promising to take 43-year-old Tito's head clean off. 

We also asked Chuck for his thoughts on the Conor McGregor vs. Khabib fight at UFC 229 -- and if he thinks Khabib should get punished for the melee after the victory. 

Chuck comes with some strong takes here ... 

Ronda Rousey Rips Bella Twins 'Bunch of Untrustworthy Bitches!'

10/11/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ronda Rousey says she needs to take her WWE cues from Drake -- "No New Friends" -- after getting ambushed and beat up by the Bella Twins on 'Raw' ... but she's already plotting her revenge! 

"Nikki Bella, Brie Bella ... they’re a bunch of untrustworthy bitches," Rousey told us while hanging with her husband, Travis Browne, in L.A.

Ronda is taking on Nikki at "WWE Evolution" later this month -- the first-ever all-women's Pay-Per-View event -- and Ronda says her plan is to make Nikki pay!!!

"The most respectful thing for me to do is to go out and beat her right away, right?" Ronda said. 

"So, I’m not gonna be respectful."

Ronda says she'll be documenting her journey leading up to the fight on RondaRousey.com -- sharing everything from training plans to fight videos.

Advice to Nikki ... log on and study up. Or else you're in for a LOOOONG night! 

'RHONJ' Star Kim D Teresa Doesn't Give a Rat's Ass About Joe Getting Deported

10/10/2018 3:50 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Teresa Giudice is a cold-hearted, good-for-nothing mom who'd rather party like a rock star than sweat about her husband Joe's pending deportation to Italy ... so claims her cast mate Kim DePaola.

The 'RHONJ' star ripped into Teresa when we spoke to her just a few hours after the news broke Joe's getting deported after he finishes serving his 41-month federal prison sentence. She doesn't have much sympathy for Joe, either ... telling us he's not a citizen, and the law's the law.

Then she went off on Teresa's alleged non-stop partying lifestyle, and joked (we think) that TG's already found a way to cash in on Joe's downfall.

Kim D's attack should come as no surprise -- they have a bitter history. Teresa once accused Kim of running a prostitution ring back in Season 8.

TMZ broke the story ... Teresa has zero plans to uproot their 4 daughters and move to Italy when their dad gets the boot, because they've made a life here and she wants to keep it that way.

Pretty sure Kim won't be delivering a homemade pan of ziti to console Teresa.

#ShotsFired 

Camila Cabello & Fifth Harmony Kept Apart to Keep the Peace During AMAs Broadcast

10/10/2018 11:15 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Camila Cabello's breakup with Fifth Harmony might be 2 years old, but it was fresh on the minds of people at The American Music Awards, who treated them like warring relatives at a wedding ... TMZ has learned.

Sources tell us three members of Fifth Harmony (current and former) attended the AMAs Tuesday night -- Camila, Lauren Jauregui and Normani. You didn't see them anywhere near each other though, and that was no accident.

We're told Camila was placed in the front row next to Taylor Swift, and the other 2 women were in totally different sections of the Microsoft Theater ... 'cause they weren't even within shouting distance of each other. Camila obviously had the best seat as she was nominated for multiple awards.

Our sources say there's been some leftover bad blood between these three in particular in the wake of Camila leaving the group in late 2016. There were conflicting accounts on how exactly her exit was handled -- Camila says she gave plenty notice, but 5H says she ghosted

We're sure Camila's feud with her ex-group mates was the last thing on her mind -- she ended up walking away with 4 wins total ... New Artist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year, Video of the Year, and Favorite Pop/Rock Song. 

Fifth Harmony wasn't nominated. 

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