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Diplo Lights It Up in WeHo Cops Douse Him In Cold Water

9/21/2017 7:14 AM PDT
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Diplo tried to turn up in the Hollywood Hills -- but the cops had a simple message for him and his party pals ... fool us once.

Diplo was throwing a house party Wednesday night just outside of WeHo, which included some celebs like Lil Dicky ... who you can see clearly in the DJ's Snapchat story.

Unfortunately, law enforcement sources tell us it became too much of a rager, 'cause cops had to be called twice -- with the 2nd visit shutting the whole thing down.

We're told cops first came out a little before 10 PM, and were told the music would be turned down and guests would be kept inside. They came back again at 11:30 PM and that's when they kicked everyone out ... but didn't cite anyone. Police never talked to Diplo.

Watch out for ... noise complaints. 

Ric Flair Progress Pic with Sir Charles ... WOOOOO!!

9/14/2017 12:30 PM PDT
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Ric Flair has a new tag team partner as he pushes through physical therapy -- Charles Barkley

The pair snapped a pic at a rehab center in Georgia on Thursday -- with The Nature Boy bragging, "Look who popped in today! Sir Charles." 

Of course, Ric's on the road to recovery after undergoing emergency surgery to address organ problems ... and is looking great considering he was in critical condition last month.

Unclear if Chuck just happened to be in the same facility -- he had hip replacement surgery last year -- or was there specifically to visit Naitch ... but the NBA legend looks like he's ready to drop sweat.

FYI, Barkley and Flair have known each other for decades ... cutting a promo for WCW together back in the day.

WOOOOO!! 

Madonna Admits Under Oath No Evidence Friend Stole her Panties!!!

9/14/2017 7:00 AM PDT
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Madonna withered under oath recently as she was grilled over her allegation that a former close friend and art consultant stole her panties, a letter from Tupac and other stuff.

TMZ has obtained a transcript of Madonna's deposition in the case where she's suing Darlene Lutz, claiming Lutz is a panty thief. As we reported, the auction house Gotta Have Rock and Roll was poised to sell Madonna's stuff until the singer got an emergency order blocking the auction, claiming the goods were stolen.

In the deposition, lawyers for Lutz asked Madonna, "Do you have any good-faith basis to allege that my client, Darlene Lutz, took these underwear from you?" Madonna replies, "I do not."

The lawyer pounded away, making it clear all Madonna had was an unsupported hunch.

Madonna also admits that she gave the worn undies to former boyfriend Peter Shue. She then makes a tortured argument that she mailed them to Shue but doesn't know if he actually received them so technically she still owned them.

The lawyer asked, "You're not claiming in this lawsuit that those underwear are still your property, are you?" She says, "It depends." Lawyer: "What does it depend on?" Answer: "Whether he actually received them." Peter actually told TMZ he did indeed get the panties.

And there's this ... it seems Madonna may have a thing for sending people her panties. Lawyer: "In addition to Peter Shue, how many boyfriends have you sent panties to?" Her lawyer says, "You don't have to answer that," and Madonna jumps in, "I couldn't."

There was also a brush that the auction house wanted to sell and represented it contained Madonna's hair. The lawyer asked about the locks, "And that's grossly offensive to you?" Madonna responded, "Well, it is my hair. It's creepy."

And there's this, about Madonna's estrangement from her brother ... "Do you have a recollection as you sit here today [about a falling out with your brother] in 1996?" She responds, "I don't. I'm really bad with dates in terms of what happened each year. I've had a very adventurous, full life. Lots of things happened."

LeBron James Trains at Famous L.A. High School ... Wife Scopes Campus

9/13/2017 9:31 AM PDT
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LeBron James surprised the basketball team at Notre Dame High School in L.A. on Tuesday -- hitting the gym for a training session while his wife checked out the campus ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

We're told Bron and Savannah James rolled up to the school in a chauffeured car around 6 PM and walked around campus before a workout on the court. 

LeBron owns a home in Brentwood and there's talk he could be checking out various private schools to send his kids -- including 12-year-old Bronny, one of the best hoop prospects in the country. 

Notre Dame is one of the top private schools in the area -- with an alumni list that includes Giancarlo Stanton, Rachel Bilson, Dave Navarro, Katharine McPhee and Jerry Mathers

Any school would kill for Bron's kids -- but it's unclear if ND is seriously in the running. 

It's a Catholic school ... so ... pray?

10:55 PM PT --  LeBron has posted a video thanking the school for opening the gym so he could work out after a long day of shooting commercials.

LeBron insists the kids had no idea he was coming and emphasizes that he was there to get his own workout in.

LBJ makes no mention of the school being a candidate for his own kids. Sorry, Knights.

Imagine @kingjames showing up to your high school gym unannounced. 🚀👀

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Charles Oakley Blasts James Dolan, Knicks In Scathing New Lawsuit

9/12/2017 7:30 AM PDT
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Charles Oakley tears into the NY Knicks as the "laughingstock" of the NBA -- and rips owner James Dolan as an incompetent, insecure liar in a brand new lawsuit obtained by TMZ Sports

Oak is suing Dolan and the Knicks over that infamous Feb. 2017 incident when Oakley was forcibly removed from Madison Square Garden and arrested following an altercation with security.

In his suit, filed in federal court in NY, Oakley says Dolan had it out for him from the moment he took over the team because Charles refused to "kiss the ring."

"Dolan constantly disrespected Mr. Oakley, refusing to make eye contact or shake his hand during meetings, denying the type of fan appreciation nights given to much less popular and successful members of the Knicks."

The coup de grace ... Oakley says Dolan made him buy his own tickets to Knicks games while routinely treating other retired players to free courtside seats.

Oakley says things came to a head on Feb. 8 ... when Dolan ordered security to remove him from the building and a physical altercation ensued. Oakley says Dolan then ran a smear campaign, falsely accusing him of being an alcoholic who was drunk at the Garden.

In fact, Oakley points to an ESPN Radio interview in which Dolan said Charles "may have a problem with alcohol" and then claimed Oak was verbally abusive to MSG staff.

Oakley says he was neither intoxicated nor otherwise behaving inappropriately that night.

Oakley is suing for defamation, assault, battery, false imprisonment and more. Oakley does not specify how much money he's seeking.

We spoke with Oak's attorney, Douglas Wigdor, who tells us, "While the facts of the complaint speak for themselves, Mr. Oakley filed this lawsuit out of principle and his desire to hold Mr. Dolan accountable for his actions which I can assure you that our Firm is committed to doing on his behalf."

A rep for the Knicks tells us, "this is a frivolous lawsuit and nothing more than another attempt by Mr. Oakley to garner attention. We will deal with this accordingly." 

LSU Tailgate Fight: Cops Investigating Casted Ass-Kicker

9/11/2017 2:10 PM PDT
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The LSU Police Dept. has opened an investigation into a crazy tailgate brawl on Saturday involving a man with ONE ARM IN A CAST who brutally punched the hell out of several people ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

The video, shot by Zac Hall, went viral minutes after he posted it online -- showing a man with his right arm in a purple cast up to his bicep unloading on several LSU fans, knocking at least one guy out cold. 

The victim appeared to be trying to diffuse the situation when the cast guy struck. The unidentified man proceeded to throw more punches at the victim and anyone else who tried to step in. 

A rep for the LSUPD tells us, "No arrests at this time but LSU police are investigating."

If you have information on the attacker, the LSUPD probably wants to talk. 

Sloane Stephens Steaks Her Claim to the Throne Of US Open Victory Meals

9/11/2017 9:36 AM PDT
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Sloane Stephens went from beast mode to feast mode after her win at the US Open this weekend ... chowing down on some fancy steak to celebrate.

Sloane hit up STK Downtown Saturday in NYC to celebrate her win against Madison Keys, and ate like the champ she is! Our steak sources tell us she brought about 70 people for dinner around 11 PM. The group ordered up tuna tartare, STK's signature sliders, shrimp cocktails and, of course, several steaks.

Eyewitnesses tell us Sloane passed on the booze, but fully indulged in chocolate chip cookies.

To the victor goes the spoils ... and the calories!

Demi Lovato Volunteers In Houston With Kevin Hart & Chris Paul

9/8/2017 3:01 PM PDT
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Demi Lovato's on a mission to help with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, and while volunteering at the Houston Food Bank she ran into Kevin Hart and NBA superstar Chris Paul.

We're told Demi donated 50,000 bottles of water to the food bank after hearing about price-gouging in the area -- and she set up a fundraising initiative with the food bank after donating $50k of her own dough.

Chris and Kevin were helping unload trucks and serve food. We're told the trio randomly bumped into each other and snapped a quick pic.

Other celebs like Justin Bieber, Drake, Reese Witherspoon, Jaimie Foxx, Blake Shelton and more are also set to lend their support with relief efforts during Tuesday night's telethon.

Hurricane Irma Hemingway Home Almost Certainly an Irma Casualty

9/7/2017 12:20 PM PDT
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The legendary Ernest Hemingway home appears doomed ... an almost certain casualty of Hurricane Irma ... this according to local law enforcement.

The Key West home -- made of wood and built in the 1850's -- sits about 16 feet above sea level, which is the highest point on the island. Law enforcement tells us they're expecting at least 15 feet of water to flood the area ... so the outcome is bleak.

The Hemingway Home's manager, 72-year-old Jacqui Sands, has already said she's staying put to maintain the home and its 55 or so roaming cats. Jacqui and some staff are boarding up and bunkering down.

If Jacqui or her staff are injured, cops say they'll be left to fend for themselves, because hospitals, ERs, rescue crews and other government assistance will not be available.

A farewell to Hemingway?

Dwight Howard Trades Blows with Female Fighter

9/7/2017 1:46 PM PDT
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Dwight Howard's all about gender equality -- which is why he and a female boxing trainer took turns PUNCHING EACH OTHER IN THE STOMACH!! 

The NBA star laced up the gloves with Ann "Annimal" Najjar at the UFC Gym in San Diego -- where she challenged Dwight to hit first ... and he did. Hard.

In fact, Howard knocked her back twice in a row ... before ending it with a 3rd body shot that folded her in half.

The next day, Ann flipped the script and punished Howard's abs with more than 10 ferocious body blows in a row.

FYI, Dwight tips the scales at 6'11'', 265 pounds ... so props to the trainer for steppin' outta her weight class.

Anna Faris No Wedding Ring But Divorce on Hold

9/6/2017 7:22 AM PDT
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Anna Faris is drowning her breakup sorrows ... in pizza and a diet coke?

Photogs spotted Anna for the first time since she and Chris Pratt announced their split after 8 years of marriage.

Sources connected to the couple tell TMZ, neither Anna nor Chris have filed for divorce. Based on what we know neither Anna nor Chris have even lawyered up.

Anna and Chris announced their split on August 6. One source tells TMZ there was a "serious" underlying issue between Anna and Chris, but the source said there's definitely a chance this will not end in divorce.

For what it's worth, Chris wasn't wearing his ring one week after the split.

John F. Kennedy Get Wet in Camelot Bid On His Trunks for $1!!!

9/1/2017 12:40 AM PDT
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John F. Kennedy is about to make America wet all over again, 'cause his original swim trunks, jackets and other family items are up for auction ... starting at just a buck!

Guernsey's auction house is selling off some of JFK's personal items in October to commemorate what would have been the late Prez's 100th birthday -- even though he was born in May.

Some of the items being auctioned off include 3 of Jack's OG swim trunks, a couple of his coats, his U.S. flight jacket, his old rocking chair ... and even his kids' toothbrushes, bristles and all.

There are some Jackie O items up for grabs as well, such as her perfumes, belt, and one of her black lace mantillas -- which she wore to Robert Kennedy's funeral.

All the stuff is starting at a bid of just one dollar ... but something tells us it'll go for A LOT more.

Oh, and happy (belated) birthday, Mr. President.

Amber Rose 21 Savage's All Mine ... He Promises

9/1/2017 12:30 AM PDT
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Amber Rose and 21 Savage are getting seriously serious -- there's a $50,000 ring on his finger to prove it.

We're told the fresh ice the rapper had on his right ring finger at the VMAs is an 18-karat gold promise eternity ring ... and it was a surprise gift from Amber. It's made up of 1,100 stones -- white diamonds and red rubies spelling out "Loyalty 21."

IF & Co. jeweler designed the promise ring for Rose and Ben Baller hand-delivered it in time for the awards show.

On top of the $50k gift, Amber posted she was going to "pounce on" 21 Savage as soon as they got home from the VMAs ... proving he was also one of the night's biggest winners.

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