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Stan Lee Shared Last Words with Protégé ... 2 Days Before Death

11/13/2018 11:27 AM PST
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Stan Lee was smiling and cheerful during what would be his final sit-down with the man he trusted to run Marvel Comics.

This is the last known pic of Stan, taken on Saturday, as Stan smiled next to his protege, comic book writer Roy Thomas. Just 2 days before Stan died, we're told he was in good spirits during the visit.

Roy's manager, John Cimino, tells us Roy and Stan talked for about 30 minutes and, surprise ... they discussed comics and superheroes. John tells us Stan's last words before he and Roy left were ... "God bless. Take care of my boy, Roy."

Roy released a statement about his last moments with Stan, noting the Marvel legend "lacked much of the old Stan Lee energy" most people had come to know him by. He also says Stan seemed enthusiastic about future Marvel movie cameos if he could do them without being too much of a burden. Roy called Stan "one of the most important mythmakers of the 20th century."

When Stan stepped back from his Marvel Comics duties, he handed the reins to Roy ... who took over head writing duties for "Spider-Man" and eventually became Stan's first successor as editor-in-chief at Marvel ... in 1972.

YG Gives Todd Gurley Diamond Pendant ... Before Rams Win

11/12/2018 2:30 PM PST
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YG is so happy with the way Todd Gurley and the Rams are playing this season ... dude just had to say thanks to the running back -- WITH A DOPE NEW CHAIN!!!

The superstar rapper is a huge L.A. Rams fan -- and with the team off to one of its best starts in franchise history ... YG hit up Jason Of Beverly Hills to get the squad's best player a present.

We're told YG had 4 "4 Hunnid" pendants made ... with nearly 3 carats of flawless white diamond in each -- and gifted one of them to Gurley before L.A.'s win over the Seahawks on Sunday.

Gurley was pretty stoked about the present ... writing on his IG with a pic of the new chain -- "thank you brother."

Unclear how much YG dropped on the gift ... but Jason tells us, "He's a really great friend. I need to have more friends like that."

Yeah, us too.

Bar Tragedy Cop Shoots Security Guard Who Apprehended Shooter ... Mom Files Suit

11/12/2018 10:21 AM PST
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10:21 AM PT -- Jemel's mother, Beatrice Roberson, filed a lawsuit Monday morning against the police officer who killed her son.

In the suit, she says the shooting was unprovoked, unjustified and "excessive and unreasonable." 

She's suing the officer as well as the Village of Midlothian, and she's demanding damages in excess of $1 million.A security guard who took down a man who opened fire in a bar was shot dead by a cop who responded to the 911 call.

Jemel Roberson was working security at Manny's Blue Room Bar Sunday at 4 AM in a Chicago suburb when several drunk patrons were ordered out. The guys left, came back with a gun and opened fire.  

Roberson returned the fire and apprehended one of the men. Roberson placed his knee in the gunman's back and point a gun at him to stay still. An officer who responded to the 911 call fired at Roberson ... shooting him dead.

One of the bar patrons who witnessed the shooting said the cops "saw a black man with a gun, and basically killed him."

Roberson was a musician who played at several Chicago-area churches and wanted to become a police officer.

The Cook County Sheriff's Office has opened a criminal investigation into the bar shooting.

A GoFundMe account was established to pay for the 26-year-old Roberson's burial.

Story originally published 10:02 AM PT

Camille Grammer Loses Home In California Wildfire

11/11/2018 8:00 AM PST
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Camille Grammer is one of the many people who lost their homes in the terrible California wildfires.

Firefighters fought valiantly to save the home, but the fire was just too ferocious. It burned to the ground Saturday night.

Camille has had a rough go, we're told her assistant died last week,

So far, 177 homes have been lost in the Woolsey fire and things could get a lot worse. The Santa Ana winds are expected to kick up Sunday morning and last for 2 days. The winds are the most treacherous condition firefighters have been battling. 

All of Malibu has been evacuated. Lots of people are enraged that Donald Trump has cast blame on Californians on the fires ... a baseless claim that only makes a terrible situation even worse. 

Tekashi69 Shots Fired on Set of Music Vid with Kanye

11/9/2018 7:04 AM PST
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7:35 AM PT -- 50 Cent posted this pic of a bullet hole in a bedroom window at the house where Tekashi's video was shooting.

7:04 AM PT -- Our Tekashi sources say, for now, production for the video is stopped ... and there's currently no plan to start things back up. It's apparent whoever shot up the set knew Tekashi's schedule, making a reshoot that much more dangerous. 

6ix9ine's attorney, Lance Lazzaro, tells us he doesn't believe the shooting violates Tekashi's probation because the rapper was a victim. That being said ... law enforcement sources tell us the Manhattan D.A. is "looking into" whether there was a violation. Shots rang out at a Beverly Hills home where Tekashi 6ix9ine was shooting a music video with Kanye West and Nicki Minaj ... and we're told Tekashi and Kanye were inside.

Tekashi's crew rented the $80 million estate which was supposed to be the backdrop for the music video for one of the songs on his new album ... a song featuring Kanye and Nicki. By the way ... it's one of the most exclusive, expensive streets in Bev Hills. 

Cops say at 10:25 PM they got a "shots fired" call and raced to the home. Someone on set tells us there were approximately 8 shots fired. No one was hit. It appeared to be a drive-by.

At least one bullet went through a bedroom window.

We are told Kanye was there but Nicki had not arrived. Kanye immediately left.

We're told production was halted and the crew was shaken up.  

Detectives are now reviewing surveillance video.

Originally Published -- 3:16 AM PST 

Massacre at Country Bar Ex-Marine Kills 12 ... New Vid Shows Shooter

11/8/2018 3:47 PM PST
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3:45 PM PT -- An Instagram user just posted video from inside Borderline Bar & Grill during the shooting. In the video you can see a shadowy figure moving around as gunshots ring out -- the IG user claims that figure is Long, and he was firing shots at injured victims at the time.

8:52 AM PT -- According to more dispatch audio -- obtained by TMZ -- officers can be heard communicating Long suffered 3 gunshot wounds to the chest and is down. They describe him as wearing all black with a beard.

8:35 AM PT -- Long served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2008-13 and was deployed to Afghanistan from 2010-2011, his last duty assignment was in Hawaii. His military occupational specialty was machine gunner.

He was decorated too ... some awards included the Navy Unit Commendation (x2), Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.  

7:40 AM PT -- President Trump has ordered flags flown at half-staff on all public buildings and military facilities until sundown on Saturday. 

6:45 AM PT -- The shooter's been identified as 28-year-old Ian David Long -- a retired Marine who served in Afghanistan. 

We found this pic of Long at a cemetery that appears to be in the L.A./Thousand Oaks area.  We're told he was heavily tattooed. 

A horrific scene unfolded at a bar packed with college students Wednesday night as a gunman opened fire, and at least 12 people are dead.

Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks was hosting its weekly College Country Night. College students from the area were enjoying themselves, line dancing when, at around 11:20 PM, shots rang out. 

A man dressed in all black began firing a handgun. Several patrons broke windows to allow others to escape, cutting themselves on shards of glass as they exited.

Sheriff's deputies responded quickly and as they rushed the bar the gunman opened fire on them, killing Sergeant Ron Helus. 

Long reportedly drove his mother's car to the bar.  He threw smoke bombs into the crowd before opening fire. 

No word yet on the number of injured, but around a dozen people are known to have gone to the hospital. It appears some may have driven themselves and may not be accounted for yet.

President Trump tweeted, "Great bravery shown by police ... God bless all of the victims and families of the victims. Thank you law enforcement."  

We spoke with multiple coaches from Long's high school baseball team who remember him as a sad loner who didn't have many friends. As one coach put it, he had "sad eyes" and never appeared happy. We're told he also wore an army jacket to school often and it was clear he had ambitions to join the military. One coach tells us, "He was a quiet kid. Respectful. But kept to himself."

Story developing ... 

Originally Published -- 6:03 AM PST

Young Thug Back in Jail ... After Failing Drug Test

11/8/2018 10:37 AM PST
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Young Thug is back behind bars after his most recent drug test came back dirty -- and it looks like he'll now have to await trial in a jumpsuit.

According to court docs, obtained by TMZ, a Georgia judge revoked YT's bond Thursday during the arraignment in his felony drug case. The judge says Young Thug's drug test came back positive, and because he'd been ordered to stay clean as a condition of his release ... he's gotta go back to jail.

YT was booked into DeKalb County Jail at around 8:30 AM PT, and he's currently being held on no bond -- aka he's not walking out of there again, at least not for now. 

As we reported ... Young Thug has been charged with 8 felonies stemming from an arrest in 2017, where he was pulled over for tinted windows ... and cops say they discovered multiple drugs in his vehicle. 

Prosecutors are charging YT with possession and intent to distribute meth, hydrocodone and weed. He's also charged with possession of amphetamine, Alprazolam, codeine (2 counts) and a firearm.

Boxing Champ Jermain Taylor Arrested & Jailed ... Stemming From DV Case

11/8/2018 6:58 AM PST
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Former boxing Jermain Taylor was arrested and hauled to jail Wednesday morning ... and it all stems from an incident where he allegedly KO'd and threatened to kill his GF.

Back in August, Taylor was arrested in Arkansas for allegedly knocking a woman unconscious ... and holding a knife to her throat.

At the time, he was booked into the county jail ... but released on $15k bond.

Now prosecutors are moving forward with the case ... indicting the former middleweight champ on felony aggravated assault, felony terroristic threats and misdemeanor domestic battery.

The indictment triggered an arrest warrant ... so cops went and picked up Taylor.

JT's currently in the Pulaski County jail.

FYI -- this ain't the first time Taylor's been in trouble with the law ... he's previously been arrested for allegedly shooting his own cousin, allegedly making terroristic threats and firing a handgun at an MLK Jr. parade, and allegedly brutally beating a fellow patient at a rehab facility.

Taylor is set to appear before a judge Thursday morning.

10:13 AM PT -- Taylor has been released from county jail on $10K bail. 

Tucker Carlson Mob Descends on D.C. Home ... Wife Calls Cops

11/8/2018 11:38 AM PST
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11:30 AM PT -- The CEO, along with the President of FOX News, released a joint statement, saying, "The incident that took place at Tucker's home last night was reprehensible. The violent threats and intimidation tactics toward him and his family are completely unacceptable."

The statement continues, "We as a nation have become far too intolerant of different points of view. Recent events across our country clearly highlight the need for a more civil, respectful, and inclusive national conversation. Those of us in the media and in politics bear a special obligation to all Americans, to find common ground."

FOX News Channel's Tucker Carlson's home came under siege Wednesday night while he was at work, as his wife was left alone to fend for herself. 

Tucker's wife, Susie, called cops around 6:30 PM ET to report a mob that had formed outside the Carlson home in D.C. Several people in the crowd started banging on the front door.

According to a police report, obtained by TMZ, the mob was chanting loudly with a bullhorn. Susie retreated to a rear room in the house and dialed 911. When police arrived, cops say they found around 20 people who had sprayed an anarchy symbol on the driveway.

Video obtained from outside the home shows the group chanting, "Racist scum bag, leave town." The group has reportedly been identified as an Antifa-affiliated group called Smash Racism DC.

Aside from the anarchy symbol, cops say they also found multiple signs posted on cars in Tucker's driveway and the front door that made reference to his political affiliation -- Republican.

Tucker was not home at the time of the incident ... it's unclear if his and Susie's 4 children were home. He recently said he avoids eating out because he doesn't want people confronting him.

We've seen quite a lot of that lately within the GOP ... from Mitch McConnell to Senator Cruz, and others.

Originally Published -- 6:44 AM PT

'Big Brother' Christmas Abbott Arrested for Car Wreck ... Allegedly Smashed Baby Daddy's Side Chick's Ride

11/7/2018 9:02 AM PST
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"Big Brother" alum Christmas Abbott was arrested in Florida this week ... TMZ has confirmed.

Abbott turned herself into authorities Tuesday in Tampa, where she was booked for felony criminal mischief.

According to a police report, obtained by TMZ, Christmas drove to a Tampa gym back in August to confront her baby daddy's alleged side chick. Cops say that Abbott flew into a rage, asking all kinds of questions, and hurling a cup of coffee. She then rammed into the chick's car in the parking lot.

Per the report ... Abbott called the other woman a "pathetic home-wrecking little slut" among other insults.

The responding officer says Abbott continued to scream at the side chick while he tried calming her down. Abbott was 8 months pregnant at the time and, according to the report, cops declined to process her because she was so far along. Her vehicle was seized, but they allowed her to turn herself in later. 

For the record, she had a little boy in October. 

Abbott came in third place during season 19 of "Big Brother" ... back in 2017. In addition to her stint on 'BB,' Christmas was a big-time CrossFit competitor, and was the first female NASCAR pit crew member.

Originally Published -- 8:10 AM PST

Tekashi 6ix9ine Manager Surrenders to Cops ... Over NYC Shooting

11/7/2018 3:25 PM PST
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3:20 PM PT -- A grand jury has now indicted Shottie on 2 felonies -- an attempt to commit the crime of assault in the first degree, and assault in the second degree.

9:34 AM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Shottie has been charged with gang assault -- which is a felony -- and weapon possession for allegedly hitting a guy in the head with a chair.

Tekashi 6ix9ine's Brooklyn crew just got a little smaller, 'cause one of the dudes who allegedly helped spark a shooting last weekend just turned himself in to cops ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... Tekashi's manager, Shottie, surrendered to the NYPD Wednesday. Witnesses say he allegedly escalated a violent confrontation between 6ix9ine's NYC entourage and his label head's security.

We broke the story ... gunfire erupted when Tekashi's Tr3yway crew was denied access to a restaurant where Tekashi was set to meet with West Coast music exec Elliot Grainge. Two of Elliot's bodyguards turned Tekashi's entire crew away, which blew up when some of them stuck around and allegedly instigated a brawl ... that ended with someone being shot.

We're told cops believe Shottie was one of three of Tekashi's guys who got violent and allegedly struck the bodyguards with a chair. Eyewitnesses also told cops he uttered an ominous threat, allegedly saying ... "I'm going to violate you both with gunshots."

At some point, we're told one of Elliot's bodyguards saw someone in Tekashi's camp reach for something in their waistband, which prompted him to fire his weapon.

An unidentified member of Tekashi's crew was struck in the gut, and Shottie bolted from the scene while two other Tekashi-linked guys were arrested. Shottie's attorney previously told us his client had no involvement in any crime, and promised the charges would be dropped. 

Originally Published -- 7:57 AM PST

George Clooney Donates His Harley to Help Vets ... Amal Should Be Happy

11/5/2018 1:48 PM PST
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George Clooney is doing an awesome thing to raise money for veterans -- giving up one of his prized Harleys -- and it might also happen to make his wife happy ... in other words, it's a win-win for George!  

Homes For Our Troops, the non-profit group working with George, tells TMZ ... George and good friend Jake Tapper have been planning the motorcycle donation for a month, and the ride will be auctioned off to raise funds to build homes for severely injured vets. 

The eBay auction page makes reference to Amal Clooney wanting to get her husband off motorbikes for good ... ever since George was hospitalized in a scary scooter crash in Italy.

George somehow walked away from the accident with bruises, but no broken bones -- which is crazy, considering he went flying nearly 20 feet into the air.  

As for the Hog ... it's one of George's newest, a limited edition 2017 FLHTX with a mere 25 miles and a retail price of about $28k. The auction is already live and the winner gets to pick up the bike in L.A. ... and get it signed by George!  

Harvey Weinstein Asks Judge to Dismiss Case Entirely

11/5/2018 12:03 PM PST
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Harvey Weinstein's legal team is going for the kill amid a crumbling criminal case against their client -- now asking a judge to toss the remaining charges against HW. 

Weinstein's lawyer, Ben Brafman, filed a new motion Monday in Weinstein's case asking a judge to dismiss all charges.

The linchpin  ... calling into question the credibility of one of Weinstein's accusers, who alleges he forced her into oral sex.

Weinstein's lawyers argue that the woman in question, who's been ID'd as Mimi Haleyi, stayed in contact with Harvey 7 months after the alleged assault. In Weinstein's filing, obtained by TMZ, the lawyers say she sent texts to his phone -- one of which allegedly read ... "Hi! Just wondering if u have any news on whether harvey will have time to see me before he leaves? xMiriam."

As we reported ... Mimi claims that Weinstein forcibly performed oral sex on her while she was on her period and, at one point, she says he took out her tampon. Mimi also claims that Weinstein said, "Don't you feel we are so much closer to each other now?" 

Brafman argues in his motion that it's unclear in Mimi's case if there might be potential misconduct by the former lead detective, DiGuadio ... but goes on to say that because of his previous witness tampering, the entire case is tainted and should be tossed.

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