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Corey J Shocking Vid of Kid Rapper's Arrest ... Busted For Selling CDs

10/18/2018 10:39 AM PDT

This video of 12-year-old rapper Corey J -- who's appeared on 'Ellen' -- getting manhandled and arrested in a Georgia mall is triggering controversy, and an internal police investigation. 

The clip shows Corey with his arm locked in the officer's grip as they argue about why he's getting hauled off to jail -- for allegedly selling CDs -- and that's when Corey's aunt jumped in and a scuffle broke out. 

During the Oct. 6 incident in Cumberland, GA ... the cop looked surprised when Corey said he's only 12, but it didn't stop the officer threatening to arrest him. 

Corey and his aunt both got arrested and charged with felony obstruction.

Corey claims the officer was treating him like a rag doll, and posted a pic of what appears to be his bruised arm. 

You might recognize Corey J from last year's appearance on 'Ellen' ... when he talked about his budding rap career.

Cops say they'd previously warned Corey twice about selling his CDs in the mall, but he says he was just there to meet up with other artists when mall security alerted police. 

Cobb County police chief Mike Register says he's aware of complaints and his department is launching an internal probe. 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Surprises Rescued Thai Soccer Players ... 'Best Team In The World'

10/15/2018 12:01 PM PDT
Breaking News

Wanna know what Ellen DeGeneres did when she learned the rescued Thai soccer players were HUGE fans of Zlatan Ibrahimovic???

SHE BROUGHT HIM OUT ON STAGE TO MEET THEM!!!

The famous soccer team -- aka The Wild Boars -- has been in LA for the past week ... taking on all the sights and sounds of Hollywood ... and stopped by 'Ellen' for a sit-down interview (airs Monday). 

That's when Ellen decided to give them a surprise ... their favorite soccer player in the flesh -- and dude couldn't have been nicer.

"I thought I was brave, but these kids, this team is more braver than me," Zlatan said.

The praise from the soccer legend didn't stop there ... "They show their collective teamwork and had patience, faith and believe in other hands also, so this is probably the best team in the world."

Zlatan also brought out gifts for the boys ... t-shirts, balls, jerseys AND L.A. Galaxy tickets ... and said, "We can make exchange, you get my shirt I get your shirt."

How cool is that?!?!

Dwyane Wade Surprises Waffle House Hero

5/2/2018 7:03 AM PDT
Breaking News

Waffle House hero James Shaw Jr. appeared on 'Ellen' and revealed that his favorite player is Dwyane Wade ... so, guess who Ellen brought out onstage?!

BOOM! SHE BROUGHT OUT D-WADE!!!

The moment was incredible ... Wade told Shaw that he doesn't just consider him an "American hero" -- but he's also the perfect role model for his kids.

Shaw was clearly touched by Wade's words -- but it didn't stop there.

Wade asked Shaw what good he hopes can come from the terrible April 22 shooting in Nashville, TN -- and Shaw said he's now on a mission to bring awareness to mental health problems in the U.S. 

Wade, again impressed, then brought out a special gift to help Shaw fulfill his mission.

Amazing moment.

Kim Kardashian On the Khloe/Tristan Situation ... It's 'So F***ed Up'

4/27/2018 10:38 AM PDT

Kim Kardashian doesn't know how else to say it -- what went down with Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson when Khloe was about to have their child is beyond messed up. 

Kim rather bluntly breaks her silence on the Tristan cheating scandal on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"... but says she doesn't want to get too negative about the ordeal because there's a baby involved. She already has experience dealing with that in the family.

Kim reassures everyone her sister is strong and doing her best to get through everything and focus on being a good mom, but still -- as she and Ellen both say ... poor Khloe.

We broke the story ... Tristan was caught on a security video cheating on Khloe with 2 women at a hookah lounge. Khloe gave birth to True Thompson less than 2 days later.

Yep, pretty f***ed up.

Ellen's full interview with Kim airs Monday, April 30. 

Yodeling Walmart Kid 100% In for Coachella

4/13/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The kid who went viral for yodeling at a Walmart is about to take his act to the desert and, if the stars align, he'll be performing at Coachella with Post Malone ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to 11-year-old Mason Ramsey from Golconda, Illinois tell us ... he's set to share the stage with some of music's hottest acts, starting at 2:45 PM Friday with Whethan, an up-and-coming DJ. Funny story -- Whethan actually tweeted about Mason after he went viral.

We're told several other artists have reached out -- including Posty -- wanting to feature Mason's yodeling magic during their Coachella set, but thanks to Ellen DeGeneres ... he's already booked at the Grand Ole Opry for Saturday ... which is when the rapper's scheduled.

Our sources say his team is still trying to make it happen with Post Malone, though ... it will just have to wait until weekend #2 of the festival.

Mason's popularity has soared since a vid of him yodeling Hank Williams' "Lovesick Blues" at a Harrisburg, IL Walmart blew up. It's led to an appearance on 'Ellen', a follow-up concert at the Walmart and a 69-year-old song being back at the top of the charts.

And it looks like Yodeling Kid's just getting started. Mason posted Friday, "Can't wait to see California again! Hope y'all are ready cause we're bringing the country to @coachella."

Ronda Rousey I Won't Officially Retire from MMA ... But, I'm Done.

3/13/2018 6:07 AM PDT
Breaking News

Ronda Rousey has essentially announced her retirement from MMA -- even though she won't officially say the words, "I'm retired."

It all went down on the 'Ellen' show (airs Tuesday) -- when Ellen asked Ronda if she'll ever go back to the UFC. 

"I don't know," Ronda said ... "I think it's just as likely as me going back to another Olympics for judo."

FYI, Rousey won a bronze medal in judo in the 2008 Summer Olympics. She began her MMA fighting career in 2010. And let's face it, she ain't going back to judo. 

"No one demanded a written resignation from me for judo and I don't really think the same thing is necessary for fighting."

"I'm just doing what I enjoy and WWE is what I enjoy right now."

Ronda hasn't fought in the UFC since December 2016, when she lost to Amanda Nunes. Before that fight, and a loss to Holly Holm in 2015, Rousey went on a 12-fight undefeated streak and locked up a future spot in the UFC Hall of Fame. 

Ellen DeGeneres to Eric Trump I Can't Be Part of 'Deep State' It Interferes with My Brunch Plans!!!

1/4/2018 6:12 AM PST

Ellen DeGeneres skewered Eric Trump for insinuating she's part of a cabal to undermine his dad.

Ellen's reacting to E.T.'s tweet, in which he suggests the "who to follow" feature of Twitter is somehow part of the "Deep State," and he singles out Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Ellen.

The talk show host -- who does not hide her contempt for the Prez -- says Donald Trump has no one to blame but himself for his problems and inability to govern.

She also says her dance card is full ... no time for deep state activities.

Ellen DeGeneres Slashes Price Of Santa Barbara Compound By More Than $5 Mil!

11/30/2017 1:45 PM PST

Ellen DeGeneres' 17-acre Santa Barbara compound is definitely stunning, and definitely not priced to move ... until now.

Ellen took $5.5 million off the original $45 mil asking price this week. It's now listed for the low, low price of $39.5 million. Quite a deal for a home with 9 fireplaces, ocean views and 800 sq. ft. ... in the living room alone!

The 6-bedroom home's been on the market since March, but real estate tycoons like Ellen don't have to wait to buy new property. She scooped up a waterfront crib last month in nearby Carpinteria.

That one was only $18.6 mil ... aka weekend crash pad.

Kim Kardashian Paris Robbery Made Me a Better Person

4/27/2017 6:25 AM PDT

Kim Kardashian says the Paris robbery was meant to happen to her and she actually sounds grateful for how it's changed her.

Kim told Ellen authorities gave her lawyer the lowdown -- the robbers followed her on social media for 2 years as she flaunted her jewelry, cars and other expensive stuff. She says it put a big fat target on her head.

Kim broke down as she explained how the robbery has made her a better mother and how she has changed her world view on material possession.

It's actually pretty interesting. The full interview airs Thursday on 'Ellen.'

Janelle Monae Claims Kim Burrell Won't Be on 'Ellen' ... After Homophobic Rant

1/3/2017 6:08 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Janelle Monae says gospel singer Kim Burrell has been 86d from "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in the wake of her homophobic rant.

Janelle told our photog at LAX Burrell sunk herself with an anti-gay church sermon last week.

Kim did a duet with Pharrell on the soundtrack of "Hidden Figures," so she was supposed to sing it with him on Ellen's show this week ... and Janelle -- who's one of the movie's stars -- is also set to be a guest. Now, Janelle says it'll just be her and Pharrell.

Janelle also has some choice words for Burrell.

As for Ellen ... she confirmed Janelle's remarks Tuesday morning on Twitter, saying "For those asking, Kim Burrell will not be appearing on my show." 

Lil Wayne Clowns Ryan Lochte In Rap Verse

9/15/2016 11:18 AM PDT

Even Lil Wayne is making fun of Ryan Lochte these days ... using the disgraced swimmer to attack Cash Money in a rap performance on 'Ellen.'

Weezy was performing "No Problems" with Chance the Rapper when he changed the words into a Cash Money diss. 

The usual lyrics are ... 

"And if that label try to stop me ... There gon' be some crazy Weezy fans waitin' in the lobby."

The new lyrics were ...

"And if Cash Money try to stop me, Imma let 'em rob me ... YEAH RIGHT, like Ryan Lochte."

Ryan Lochte I Asked Michael Phelps for Advice ... He Hit a Low Point, Too

9/9/2016 6:17 AM PDT

Ryan Lochte says he reached out to Michael Phelps for life advice after his drama in Rio -- explaining, "I knew he hit a low point in his life and he bounced back from it."

Lochte revealed the details to Ellen DeGeneres -- saying he was impressed by the way Phelps was able to rebound after his two DUI arrests ... and thought he'd be able to share wisdom. 

"I knew his answer was gonna be really honest because of our relationship over the years," Lochte said.

"He said, 'It’s not what you did it’s what you do now that will shape who you are.'"

"I took that to heart and ya know that’s what I’m gonna do. I’m gonna better myself. Make sure I don’t make those mistakes and become a better person."

The entire interview airs Monday on 'Ellen.'

Taylor Swift Joe Jonas Taught Me How to Dump

6/18/2016 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Taylor Swift dumped Calvin Harris in a phone call, which is stunning because she was pissed when Joe Jonas did the exact same thing to her.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ, Swift called Calvin from Nashville at some point after his car crash to pull the plug on their relationship. We're told Swift was vague during the call, only saying she needed some space.

Calvin was thunderstruck because he was under what he thought was a clear impression that Taylor was in it for the long haul to help him recover. He didn't accept the news well ... we're told they haven't spoken since. 

And get this ... Taylor put Joe Jonas on blast on Ellen's show back in 2008 ... when she called him out for an over-the-phone breakup. 

Pot, meet kettle.

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