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Meek Mill Prison Can't Stop Me ... I've Got Turkeys to Give Away!!!

11/21/2017 1:32 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Meek Mill isn't letting prison bars crush his holiday spirit when it comes to his traditional Thanksgiving turkey giveaway ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Meek tell us his family and friends plan to continue his annual "A DreamChaser's Thanksgiving" for Philly families. We're told Meek's camp will be handing out 1,000 birds Wednesday to 4 different organizations, just like they have been doing since 2013.

Undeterred by their host's 2-4 year sentence ... Meek's team will be on the move all day:

- 11 AM ET at Unity in the Community
- Noon at Bible Way Baptist Church
- 1:30 PM ET at Martin Luther King Rec Center
- 2:45 PM ET at Strawberry Mansion Learning Center

Meek ain't free, but his turkeys are. Happy Thanksgiving!

Olivia Munn Charlie Rose Had to Go ... Women Need to Stand Together

11/21/2017 12:57 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Olivia Munn has a message for all the women speaking out against sexual misconduct -- keep it up and stay strong ... because it's making a difference.

We got Olivia at LAX Tuesday ... shortly after Charlie Rose was fired from CBS and PBS amid sexual assault allegations. She weighed in on that, as well as her own allegations against Brett Ratner.

As we reported, Ratner is suing one of his accusers, and Olivia had some words of encouragement for her, and wants to make sure that woman knows she's not alone.

David Foster to 'RHOC' Star Get the Hell Outta My Car!!! I Don't Know You, Lady

11/21/2017 10:58 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

David Foster quickly hit the reject button when some random chick -- to him, anyway -- tried to get in his car to leave with him ... and it FREAKED him the hell out.

The bizarre incident went down Monday night as the legendary producer was leaving Craig's. Things got super weird at his car -- while David was talking to our guy, 'Real Housewives of Orange County' star Kelly Dodd, walked up the passenger side and said, "You're gonna have another housewife." 

You've gotta see David's reaction. Yeah, he was married to Yolanda Hadid, but he's definitely NOT looking for an encore 'Housewife' performance ... which Kelly learned the hard way. 

Ass. Kicked. To the curb ... in this awesome video.

David's spokeswoman tells TMZ, "In today’s environment, what Kelly did was careless, inappropriate and disrespectful. David drove away in his car, alone and shaken. The video and her remarks speak for itself."

Kelly tells TMZ, "I was with my friends Heather McDonald and Lea Black and I was joking when I said he needs a new housewife. I guess he didn’t find it funny."

Meek Mill Judge was a Failed Actress ... So She's Jealous and Bitter!!!

11/21/2017 10:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Meek Mill's been fighting an uphill battle with the judge who sent him back to prison since day one, because she's a failed actress taking her anger out on the famous rapper ... so claim sources close to the rapper.

TMZ has learned Meek's lawyers plan to use Judge Genece Brinkley's career in entertainment -- or lack thereof -- as further evidence she has a longstanding vendetta against him because she's jealous of his success and celeb status.

Judge Brinkley's only acting credit is for a 1993 TV movie called "Tell My Mom I Love Her," in which she played the mom. The movie starred Dustin Felder, who we're told is close with Charlie Mack. As we reported, Meek's team claims the judge was trying to pressure Meek into leaving Roc Nation for Mack.

Meek's lawyers claim the judge is making the rapper pay out of bitterness for her own failure in show biz.

As we've reported ... Meek's filed docs demanding his release from prison and to get Judge Brinkley booted from his case.

Ray Allen I'm A Victim Of Catfishing Scheme ... But I'm No Stalker!

11/21/2017 8:59 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Ray Allen claims he was catfished by a man pretending to be a number of attractive women -- and now he's filed legal docs to make sure the alleged catfisher doesn't leak his private information. 

It's all in legal docs obtained by TMZ Sports ... the ex-NBA superstar claims he met these "women" in "various online forums" and communicated with them ... sometimes sharing "private information." 

Ray claims he eventually figured out he was being catfished and ended the relationships -- but the man behind the rouse became obsessed and began posting items on social media about Ray and his family. 

In the docs, Allen claims the man would physically go to Ray's wife's restaurant in Orlando and post about Ray -- tagging family members in the posts. Creepy stuff. 

Ray says he got the guy to sign a confidentiality agreement in which he agreed to stop posting about Ray -- but the guy violated the deal. 

Things continued to escalate -- and the man eventually filed for a restraining order against Ray claiming the NBA star was stalking him, which the court granted. 

Ray is adamantly denying the stalking allegations and is now seeking a restraining order of his own. 

"Ray wants nothing to do with [the alleged catfisher] and merely wants to be left alone," Allen says in the court docs. 

We spoke with Allen's attorney, David Oscar Markus, who tells us, "Ray Allen was the victim of an online scheme to extract money and embarrass him by someone who appears to be troubled."

"The person who perpetrated this scheme has now started to stalk him and make threats against Ray and his family. Ray has taken legal action to put an end to the threats and to expose his manipulation and wrongdoing."

"Ray regrets ever engaging with this person online and is thankful they never met in person. This experience has negatively impacted Ray, and he hopes that others might use his mistake to learn the dangers of communicating online with strangers."

Kurtis Blow Christmas Needs More Hip-Hop Ho, Ho, Hos!!!

11/21/2017 10:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Kurtis Blow isn't just a rap pioneer ... he's a Christmas rap pioneer, but this holiday season he's inviting all of hip-hop to join him by the yuletide fire.

We got the NYC legend Tuesday at Reagan National in D.C. and asked why he thought hip-hop Christmas songs don't get as much play as more conventional choices, like Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You."

To Kurtis the answer seems to be market share. As in, more is more, and now is the time for rappers to get in the spirit. After all, it pays!

Just ask Run-DMC about their royalties on "Christmas in Hollis" or Kurtis himself, whose "Christmas Rappin'" has been a thing for 38 years now!

With that said, we gotta ask ...

Cassidy Busted for Pot ... Outstanding Warrants

11/21/2017 9:39 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Cassidy was just chillin' in a parked van outside his house when cops busted him -- which they say has more to do with the joint and baggie full of marijuana allegedly in the van.

The Philly MC was busted Sunday afternoon in Jersey City when police say they spotted him in the vehicle, and noticed a strong marijuana odor. Officers say there was a joint sitting in clear view on the dashboard. They also found a baggie of weed and a grinder, typically used to crush weed ... according to the police report.

Cassidy was booked for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Law enforcement tells us they discovered Cassidy has an outstanding warrant in another county -- for the exact same offenses. So, now he has 2 court dates ... for the old and new charges. 

The lesson? Don't park and smoke. Allegedly.

Common Serena Got Married? Didn't Know, But Congrats!

11/21/2017 8:24 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Here's Common saying he had NO IDEA his ex-girlfriend, Serena Williams, tied the knot last week ... but he's congratulating her anyway in one of the most interesting clips of the day.

Common and Serena were one of Hollywood's "It" couples earlier this decade -- so when we got him out at Equinox gym in L.A. we asked him what he thought of his old flame tying the knot.

"Nah, I didn't see it ... but God bless her. That's the queen! She's the queen! Congratulations to them!"

Serena's wedding was a massive celebrity-filled mega-event -- with stars like Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Ciara in attendance.

One last thing ... Common follows both Serena and Vogue on Instagram (Vogue posted a ton of Serena's wedding pics) -- so, we gotta ask ...

Jake Paul Mark My Words ... I'll Be 1st Social Media Billionaire!!!

11/21/2017 9:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

YouTube celeb Jake Paul ain't trying to get on the A-list ... he's more about the B-list, as in BILLIONAIRE.

We got Jake at LAX Monday where we congratulated him on plunking down $7 mil for a sick new Calabasas crib. Turns out Jake's early goal was to buy a pad in that area. So, he's checked that box.

What's next for the 20-year-old? He unloaded a list of goals for us, and pay attention to the biggest one -- 10 years from now Jake plans to be pretty high on the Forbes list.

Don't count him out.

Nick Swardson Vikings Superfan Roasts the Rams ... Thanks for Case Keenum!

11/21/2017 7:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Nick Swardson is a die-hard Vikings fan -- "I like the Vikings more than my family."

So, when we asked how he felt about Vikings QB Case Keenum leading his team to victory over the team that let him go last year, the Rams -- Swardson was LOVING it. 

Backstory ... the Rams let Keenum go after the 2016 season after benching him for Jared Goff. The Vikings swooped him up and the rest is history. 

Now, with the Vikings 8-2 and likely playoff bound ... Swardson's pumped -- but there's one prediction he refuses to make. 

Charlie Rose I Didn't Commit 'Wrongdoings'

11/21/2017 6:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Charlie Rose seemed the worse for wear as he walked home Monday after getting benched from all of his gigs, and he seemed to take issue with the characterization that he did something wrong.

A photog got Rose entering his New York City apartment and asked if he had anything to say to the women who accused him of "wrongdoing." Rose shot back, "It's not wrongdoings" ... then entered his building with an assist from the doorman.

Rose was suspended from his job at "CBS This Morning" and his PBS show was put on ice after the Washington Post reported that 8 women accused the talk show icon of various misdeeds, including groping and parading in front of some of them naked.

Ryan Seacrest Sources Say Accuser Demanded $15 Million for Silence

11/21/2017 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The lawyer for the woman accusing Ryan Seacrest of demeaning and sexually aggressive behavior demanded 8 figures, and if Seacrest didn't pay up her attorney vowed to go to the media ... sources tell TMZ.

The woman -- who worked as Seacrest's stylist -- alleges Seacrest engaged in various forms of misconduct from 2007 to 2010. Seacrest has adamantly denied the claims.

Sources familiar with the case tell TMZ, the woman's lawyer contacted Seacrest's attorney and first demanded $15 million and, when the lawyer was told to take a hike, later said somewhere in the 7 figures would be acceptable.

Our sources say the woman's lawyer had a meeting with Seacrest's attorney -- Seacrest was on the phone -- and her lawyer read aloud a press release that he said he would send to the media unless Seacrest met her financial demands.

It appears the statute of limitations both civilly and criminally would have run out on all of her claims, which are older than 6 years. As a result, the only leverage in getting money would be making the allegations public and embarrassing him.

The lawyer for the accuser tells TMZ, his client "wanted an apology from Ryan and validation of what had happened and what she got was a complete rejection of the allegations and a request that she not go forward with an interview with NBC investigators."  The lawyer denies he made a $15 million demand. 

Tyrese & Michael Blackson Yup, Still Beating This Dead Horse ...

11/21/2017 7:06 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Tyrese is keeping his acting chops sharp for "Fast & Furious 9" -- if it ever shoots -- by continuing to play the role of hostage taker ... even though the jig is fully up.

We got Tyrese and his would-be captive, comedian Michael Blackson, Monday night at Mr Chow ... where Mike still appeared to be under Tyrese's thumb. It's an odd bit of theater, considering TMZ already broke the real story 12 hours earlier.

Police rushed to Tyrese's home when he posted a video making it seem like he was getting violent revenge on Blackson. Turned out to be a publicity stunt, but apparently, they're bucking to replace Key & Peele -- because the duo's still in character.

Neither the Emmy, Oscar nor Tony goes to ...

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