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Wendi McLendon-Covey Shame On Sessions! Concentration Camps Not Different From Border Kids

6/17/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"The Goldbergs" star Wendi McLendon-Covey says there's not much difference between children held at the border and those in concentration camps ... and she's scolding politicians for thinking otherwise. 

We got Wendi at LAX Friday morning, where she shamed Attorney General Jeff Sessions for using the Bible as an excuse for separating kids from their parents who were just gunning for a better life in the U.S.

There have been photos circulating of children allegedly locked up behind fences and in cages, and Wendi says it's like God has indeed left the building.

As for that difference ... Wendi really paints a scary picture. 

Chris Hardwick Shelved by AMC, Dropped from Kaaboo Fest After Ex-GF's Sexual Abuse Claim

6/16/2018 10:20 AM PDT
Breaking News

12:10 PM PT -- AMC Networks says Hardwick's show, "Talking with Chris Hardwick," will not air while it assesses the situation, and he is stepping aside from moderating planned AMC and BBC America panels at Comic-Con in San Diego next month.

AMC adds ... "We have had a positive working relationship with Chris Hardwick for many years. We take the troubling allegations that surfaced yesterday very seriously."

Chris Hardwick is losing another gig in the wake of his ex girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra, claiming he emotionally and sexually abused her.

The Kaaboo Festival in Del Mar, CA says it's pulled Hardwick out of the lineup for this year. The annual music and comedy event doesn't go down until September, but organizers already made up their mind -- Hardwick will not perform his comedy routine, and a replacement act is TBA. 

As we reported ... Nerdist scrubbed all of Hardwick's content on Friday, hours after Chloe posted an emotionally charged essay with details of the alleged abuse. She claims Hardwick forced her to have sex and made her live under strict rules.

However, Chris denies ever sexually assaulting her, and adds they only broke up because she cheated on him.

MLB's Bruce Maxwell Cussed Out Cops In Arrest Video 'This Is Why I Took a Knee'

6/16/2018 12:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Bruce Maxwell -- the only MLB player to kneel during the national anthem -- went off on cops during his Oct. 2017 arrest ... telling police he took a knee to protest "y'all motherf*ckers."

As we previously reported, Maxwell was arrested for aggravated assault at his AZ home after allegedly pulling a gun on a Postmates driver. 

When cops arrived, Maxwell -- not wearing a shirt -- began berating the police officers.

"Think I'm intimidated? Cool. Cool. I hope so. I’m not afraid of f*cking none of y’all n*ggas. I don’t give a f*ck."

He continued, "Guess what, f*cking half of America afraid of y’all motherf*ckers. Yeah, that’s the reason why I took a knee. F*cking anthem, dog."

"F*cking our country is afraid of the f*cking police. Wanna know why? Because the f*cking police does unjustice sh*t and gets f*cking paid leave for it."

Maxwell explained he's mixed race -- "My mom is white as sh*t. My dad is black as a motherf*cker."

Later in the video, Maxwell gets emotional as he tells cops he and his family received death threats for his national anthem protest. 

For their part, cops say Maxwell reeked of booze. He was transported to a nearby jail

As for the case, the aggravated assault charge was dropped ... and Maxwell pled guilty to disorderly conduct. 

Congressman Steve King Immigrant Kids Got it Made Detention Centers Like Playgrounds!!!

6/15/2018 2:28 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Rep. Steve King doesn't understand the fuss over immigrant children being placed in detention centers -- after separation from their parents -- because he says they're getting great care and having more fun than most American kids.

The Iowa Congressman was in D.C. Friday when he addressed the outcry ... telling us he's visited one of the centers, and found it totally hospitable. He raved about the kids getting exercise, meals, and a warm place to sleep -- not to mention medical treatment that surpasses what they get in their native countries.

Of course, what they they don't have are their parents.

King, a Republican, insinuates the Democrats are spinning this into a controversy, and adds ... the centers were open during Obama's administration and no one complained then.

One side note, relevant to the immigration issue ... King came under fire this week for retweeting British Neo-Nazi Mark Collett's take on immigration. He has not deleted it.

Danielle Bregoli I'm the Queen of Sellout Shows ... Kanye & Travis, Holla Back!!!

6/15/2018 7:17 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Danielle Bregoli's wasting little time on her haters these days, and spending more time selling out shows on the Sunset Strip and talking up collabs with Kanye West and Travis Scott.

We got Bhad Bhabie heading into her packed show Thursday night at The Roxy. Seriously, you gotta see the long ass line down Sunset ... which made us wonder if she had a message for all the people who doubted her as a legit rapper. Of course she does.

Remember, she's certified gold now and Lil Yachty rocks with her -- but she wants more. Danielle told us she's actually feeling the new music from Kanye ... the guy she once called the worst. And even though she went surgical on his baby mama, she's still hoping to get in studio with Travis.

Why not swing for the fences when you're only 15?

Danielle put on quite the show, btw, and singer Pia Mia helped hype the crowd.

Riff Raff I Get Women 3 at a Time ... I'd Never Force Drugs or Sex!!!

6/15/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Riff Raff's going all out to defend himself against recent sexual misconduct allegations, and he's doing it in a very cocky way. It's what he does.

The eccentric rapper shot this video, with his lawyer watching and listening, and adamantly denies doing anything illegal with women. He could have stopped there but, instead, he bragged about his sexual exploits.

As Riff puts it ... "Never once have I ever had to drag a girl to the car, never once have I ever had to drag a girl to a hotel, up flights of steps, to have sex with a dead starfish in my room."

The rapper's Australia and New Zealand tour was canceled 2 weeks ago after he was accused of drugging and raping a Melbourne woman at one of his shows in 2013. Another woman then came forward and accused him of sexual misconduct when she was a minor in 2015.

Riff started to tell us he's just like his heroes -- Hugh Hefner and Dan Bilzerian -- and that's when his lawyer cut him off, and simplified their defense ... denying the allegations and labeling them defamatory.

He says this video "defense" will be in an upcoming short film called "Trial By Media" ... about "how false allegations are the new easy way for people to lie and get their name in the media ... at the expense of actual artists, athletes & high-profile easy target party moguls."

Tyronn Lue On LeBron's Future: Deep Breaths and Headshakin'

6/14/2018 2:45 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Cleveland Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue has finally stepped out after his team was swept in the NBA Finals ... and we had to ask about the one thing everyone wants to know -- LeBron's future.

Ya gotta watch the video ... Lue's body language is a combination of frustration, pain and uncertainty. 

Don't get it twisted, he was totally nice on his way out of Craig's in West Hollywood -- where he had dinner with Chauncey Billups -- but it's obvious LeBron isn't his favorite topic right now. 

And why? Everyone knows it's almost certain Bron is leaving Cleveland, which leaves Lue with a bad team and not a lot of job security. 

Don't spend too much time worrying about Lue ... he signed a 5-year $35 million contract in 2016 and the first 4 years are fully guaranteed. 

He'll be just fine ... with or without LeBron. 

Smash Mouth Cusses Out Myles Garrett 'Nobody Knows Who The F You Are!'

6/14/2018 2:06 PM PDT
Breaking News

Smash Mouth -- yes, that band from "Shrek" -- has got some balls on 'em ... throwing F bombs at NFL star Myles Garrett!!!

Why, you ask? 

The band apparently took MAJOR offense to an interview Garrett gave ripping Kevin Durant ... where the Browns star said, "KD broke the league" by jumping to the Warriors to win a title. 

"You hopped onto a 73-9 team and he took the easy way out in my mind," Garrett said on 92.3 The Fan. 

He added one more shot -- "Me, I'm too competitive to try and ride on somebody's coattails to get a W."

Enter Smash Mouth -- big Golden State Warriors fans -- with expletive-laden Durant defense.

"Hey Myles Garrett,.....nobody knows who the F you are so nobody gives a F what you would do."

"And Genius the @warriors didn't win the Championship the season before KD signed. So not sure what 'coattails' you're referring to. This your Twitter page Aaaaahole?  @MylesLGarrett."

So, what now? There's only one solution -- Smash Mouth must fight Myles Garrett. 

Please. 

UFC's Derrick Lewis I Can't Wait to Beat Greg Hardy's Ass ... It's Personal

6/14/2018 11:51 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

UFC star Derrick Lewis says he was genuinely impressed with Greg Hardy's 57-second knockout ... but tells TMZ Sports he's REALLY HAPPY that it means he's one step closer to fighting the ex-NFL star. 

Remember, Lewis has previously told us he has real hatred toward Hardy because he believes Greg DID brutalize the ex-girlfriend he was accused of attacking back in 2014. 

Hardy was initially convicted of domestic violence, but appealed -- and won -- and the conviction was overturned.  

Lewis tells TMZ Sports his stepfather abused his mother -- and he still has a lot of built up anger he wants to take out on Hardy. 

Dana White told us Hardy needs a few more fights under his belt before he gets a shot against a big name UFC fighter ... but it's clear Lewis is champing at the bit

Eagles Guitarist Joe Walsh Play 'Hotel California' in North Korea? Not. A. Chance.

6/14/2018 7:42 AM PDT

Joe Walsh was almost disgusted at the suggestion the Eagles might ever do a show in North Korea. He's adamant -- it's NOT a lovely place ... thanks to Kim Jong-un.

We got the legendary guitarist leaving Craig's Wednesday night in WeHo, and wanted to know ... with President Trump and Kim Jong-un working towards denuclearization in North Korea, would the band ever consider performing there?

It's a hard pass for Joe, but it's got nothing to do with the fact he ain't buying the peace talks -- it's more about the N. Korean leader's track record with his own citizens.

Watch ... Joe also takes a parting shot at Trump.

Robby Hayes on Lincoln Adim 'The Bachelorette' Asks About Arrests ... How Did They Miss This?

6/14/2018 7:27 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

JoJo Fletcher's runner-up on her season of "The Bachelorette" can't figure out how Lincoln Adim got on the show, because the screening process probes for past crimes.

We got Robby Hayes Wednesday in Venice and asked if 'Bachelorette' producers need to do better background checks on their contestants ... in light of the fact Adim's sex crime arrest 2 years ago didn't raise any flags.

As we reported ... Adim had been convicted of and sentenced for indecent assault and battery days before Becca Kufrin's season premiered in May. He'd been accused of groping and grinding on a woman during a 2016 cruise. He must now register as a sex offender.

Robby is dumbfounded on how Lincoln slipped through the cracks. He's been through the process, and told us the pointed questions every contestant has to answer ... including the ones about arrests. He says Becca deserved to know about Lincoln and producers need to tighten up the background checks.

We broke the story ... Warner Bros., the studio behind the show, says Lincoln lied through his teeth, and the company that runs background checks missed his arrest.

Tinashe Done Dating Basketball Players ... After Ben Simmons

6/14/2018 6:02 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ben Simmons not only ruined his chances at a reconciliation with Tinashe ... he also blew it for EVERY OTHER PRO BALLER -- because the singer tells TMZ Sports she's 100% done with athletes. 

The "Faded Love" singer was leaving Delilah in West Hollywood after hitting the club on Wednesday night -- and, after all the drama with Ben, we asked her what she's looking for NEXT in a man. 

"Not to be an idiot," she told us ... noting that she finds a LOT of idiots in this town. 

And when we asked if that meant no more ballers, she responded ... "Oh yeah. That's 100."

For the record, Tinashe recently dropped a ton of new music with big stars like Future, Offset, Ty Dolla $ign and French Montana ... so who needs NBA stars when you've got rappers? 

Donald Trump Kim Jong-un's a Special Guy ... Sure, Maybe He Kills People

6/13/2018 6:26 PM PDT

Donald Trump can't stop complimenting Kim Jong-un ... even when he's confronted with the fact the dude's a murderer.

The Prez continued to heap praise on the North Korean leader Wednesday following their historic summit this week, during an interview with Fox News' Bret Baier ... despite Baier bringing up Kim's history of executing people.

"He's a tough guy," POTUS replied. "When you take over a country, tough country, tough people, and you take it over from your father ... if you could do that at 27 years old, I mean, that's 1 in 10,000 that could do that."

Trump added ... "He's a very smart guy; he's a great negotiator. But I think we understand each other."

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