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D.L. Hughley MLK III Betrayed John Lewis With Trump Meeting

1/18/2017 12:50 AM PST
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D.L. Hughley isn't trying to hide his anger at MLK Jr.'s son for betraying Civil Rights leader Rep. John Lewis during his beef with Donald Trump ... in D.L.'s eyes, anyway.

D.L. definitely got some stuff off his chest when we asked about Martin Luther King III's meeting with the Prez-elect. He flat-out rips him for not calling out Trump for his Twitter rant against Rep. Lewis ... who walked shoulder to shoulder with MLK Jr. in the '60s.

As for why MLK III really had the meeting -- D.L. offers a mercenary theory.

The outrage is real.

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Melania Trump DC to NYC Commute Shorter than Yours

1/18/2017 12:40 AM PST
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0117-melania-barron-trump-commute-tmz-gettyMelania Trump will get from the White House to Trump Tower faster than your average big city commuter takes to get home -- and she's doing it by plane, chopper and automobile.

TMZ broke the story ... Melania will stay at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave Friday and Saturday night and then return to Trump Tower Sunday with Barron so he can continue his school year in NYC. It's going to be quite the whirlwind trip home.

Our sources tell us Melania will drive in a motorcade from the White House to Andrews AFB in Maryland: 20 mins. Then she'll hop on a 737 or a 757 (similar to Trump's jumbo jet) to NYC's LaGuardia Airport: 45 mins.

From there, they'll dodge bridge and tunnel traffic by taking a helicopter to Manhattan's Chelsea district: 15 mins. Their journey ends with another motorcade for the 2.5 mile ride to Trump Tower: 10 mins.

All told, Melania's looking at a 90 minute ride. No carpool necessary.

It's good to be the First Lady.

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Blake Griffin To Appear In 'White Men Can't Jump' Reboot ... Producer Hints

1/18/2017 12:30 AM PST
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Blake Griffin isn't just producing the "White Men Can't Jump" reboot, there's also a "high" chance he'll appear in it ... so says the guy writing the flick, Kenya Barris.

Kenya is a BIG DEAL in Hollywood -- he didn't just create "Black-ish" but also co-created "America's Next Top Model."

Kenya tells TMZ Sports he's got a great working relationship with Blake -- who's been dabbling in Hollywood when he's not killing it on the court. In fact, he credits Griffin for getting the project off the ground in the first place.

Kenya says he'd love to have the ORIGINAL guys -- Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson -- appear in the flick, but wants to make sure the movie feels different from the 1992 classic.

And the biggest difference? Kenya says white guys CAN jump now ... and are crushing dunk contests ... and that'll be a factor in the movie.

Mac Miller Move Over, Ariana ... I Got A New Puppy Love

1/18/2017 12:20 AM PST
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0117-mac-miller-tmz-01Mac Miller's gf, Ariana Grande, better hide her Louboutins ... the rapper has a new addition with sharp, destructive little teeth.

Sources close to Mac tell us he picked up a new pooch -- a 3-month-old pit mix he's named Myron. We're told Mac got him Sunday after seeing the pup in the window of Wylder's Holistic Pet Center & Rescue in Studio City.

Easy to see why Mac scooped him up -- the dog's really flippin' cute, and he'll be living it up. We're told Mac threw down about $1,200 for toys, food and treats.

Looks like Mac's finally recovering from having his last dog, Ralph, stolen 2 years ago. He offered a reward, but never got him back.

Keep Myron close, Mac ... he's too adorable.

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Philip Rivers Admits Move to L.A. 'Has Been Tough'

1/17/2017 5:19 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Real talk from Chargers QB Philip Rivers who didn't try and sugarcoat how the move from San Diego to L.A. has affected him ... telling TMZ Sports, "It's been tough for all of us."

Rivers was on his way into "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (welcome to Hollywood!) when he told us why he'll miss San Diego ... his home for the past 13 years.

He also hopes his fans down in S.D. will make the trip up to continue to support the team. 

As for a possible acting career now that he's in Tinseltown ... Philip says don't bet on it.

Donald Trump It's Fish Or Beef ... At Fancy Donors' Dinner

1/17/2017 2:52 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0117-donald-trump-dinner-tmz-07The folks who donated big to Donald Trump's presidential campaign will have one simple question to answer come dinnertime -- fish or beef?

Trump's hosting the Chairman's Global Dinner in D.C. Tuesday night ... where donors who spent top dollar for his campaign will get treated to an exclusive black-tie dinner, and 2 entree options: mustard glazed black cod or filet mignon.

TMZ has obtained a copy of the menu, and it includes side dishes like carrot ribbon salad and champignons -- fancy for mushrooms. For dessert, they're serving Baked Alaska cakes with "fresh" raspberries.

Winos have 2 reds and 2 whites from which to choose. Cheers!

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Chael Sonnen To Ronda Rousey: Let Mayweather Train You!

1/17/2017 2:21 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

MMA legend Chael Sonnen says Ronda Rousey should DEFINITELY take Floyd Mayweather's offer and work with the boxing legend on her striking ... cause hey, she might actually learn something! 

As we previously reported, Mayweather says he's down to help Ronda out if she'd give him a chance ... despite the fact they've publicly feuded for years.

Sonnen joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs Tuesday night on FS1) and explained why Ronda should forget the war and get in the ring with Floyd.

He does issue this warning ... just because Floyd's a great boxer doesn't mean he'll be a great coach.

But hell, at this point it couldn't hurt.

Donald Trump Featured Entertainers Booked But Under Wraps

1/17/2017 10:33 AM PST
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0117-donald-trump-walter-washington-convention-center-03Donald Trump's inauguration committee has booked multiple performers to sing at 2 inaugural balls, but the committee is not releasing their names for fear they will get intense blowback and back out.

Sources connected to the inauguration tell us the 2 events are the Freedom Ball and the Liberty Ball, both of which will take place at the D.C. Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

The committee, we're told, now knows the drill. Performers like Jennifer Holliday accept the invite but then get cold feet after fans and others go on the attack. So the committee is doing everything possible to keep the names under wraps.

We're told Trump will attend and speak at both balls and do a "first dance" with Melania.

As we reported, Paul Anka was going to sing a modified, stylized version of "My Way" for the first dance, but had to back out because of an ongoing child custody trial.

Tickets, we're told, will go on sale for $50 a pop.

Plies Busted, Baby Arrested for DUI

1/17/2017 11:10 AM PST
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Plies ran off on da plug twice, but couldn't outrun cops ... 'cause he just got busted for DUI.

The Florida rapper was arrested early Tuesday morning and booked into the Hillsborough County Jail for allegedly being messed up behind the wheel.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ they slapped on the cuffs after Plies was pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence.

He was released on a $500 bond the same day. Sounds like he wanted to get back to vibin' at the Ritz-Carlton.

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Betty White 95 Years Young Today ... Working on Her Birthday!

1/17/2017 9:47 AM PST
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0117_betty_white_birthday_composite-2Betty White hit 95 today and she's still going strong, doing what she's best known for ... working her butt off in Hollywood.

Sources close to Betty tell TMZ ... she's preparing for a guest spot on the sitcom "Young & Hungry" on Freeform TV. So, instead of relaxing on her bday, we're told she's doing a table read and running around on set. Impressive.

As for Tuesday night, our sources say Betty has very low-key plans ... just a small get-together with friends. We're jealous of those friends.

Happy birthday, golden girl!

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Eagles of Death Metal Frontman Accused of Voodoo Death Threats

1/17/2017 10:30 AM PST
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0116-jeff-hughes-instagram-2Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes is being accused of not only making death threats against an ex-buddy, but attempting to curse him ... if you believe in that kinda thing.

Jesse's former friend, Andrew Julian Vega, got a restraining order against the rocker. In the docs, he says Jesse threatened to shoot him and blow his lungs through his back. He also says Jesse glued a voodoo doll on his gate, stabbed it with a knife and wrote in red paint, "Andy is next."

People connected to Jesse and Andrew tell us the bad blood started over a girl ... naturally.

In the docs, Andrew says he's nervous Jesse will hurt him or his young daughter. A judge granted the restraining order ... forcing Jesse to stay 100 yards away from them.

We've reached out to Jesse, so far no word back.

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Donald Trump Jets & Choppers in Limbo

1/17/2017 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0116_trump_airplane_helicopters_getty-flickrDonald Trump has a problem on his hands ... what to do with 2 private jets and 3 helicopters.

Our Trump sources say the fate of Trump's 757, Citation X and 3 choppers are in limbo. He can't sell them because if he does it will look like he's profiting off the presidency. Likewise, he can't charter them out because it will open the door to criticism that he's getting a POTUS premium.

Trump, we're told, will not let the kids use the planes ... they fly commercial and if they choose private it's on their own dime.

And putting the aircrafts in storage poses other problems. They need to be maintained, which is a complicated and expensive process ... requiring pilots and mechanics.

POTUS problems.

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Joseline Hernandez Done with Maternity Leave ... Back to the Club (Work)

1/17/2017 9:07 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Joseline Hernandez is getting back to work after giving birth a little over 2 weeks ago -- and while the club might be an odd job site -- her baby's definitely not going hungry.

The 'Love & Hip Hop' star -- and Stevie J's latest baby mama -- made her first club appearance at Museum Bar in Atlanta over the weekend, and took home $10k just to dance in the middle of 8 bodyguards.

Correction: we're told she also rapped a few bars and drank some champagne -- and even took a pay cut from her usual $15k appearance fee. Still, not a bad night on the job for a brand new mom.

Joseline ate well too ... she demanded shrimp and steak tacos fresh off the grill. Mama ain't playin'.

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