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Meek Mill Jay-Z Convinced Him to Cancel Trump Visit

5/18/2018 7:12 AM PDT
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9:50 AM PT -- A Jay-Z source says Jay did not force or even convince Meek to cancel the White House trip, adding Meek made the decision after talking to several people.Meek Mill bailed on a visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Friday after a late-night call from Jay-Z ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... Meek agreed to travel to the White House to discuss prison reform. President Trump is hosting a Prison Reform Summit. Participants include members of Congress, various activists and, clearly, people who have become victims of the system.

We're told Jay called Meek Thursday night and made it clear ... meeting with Trump would be problematic for his image and for the cause.

We're told other high-profile African-Americans also called Meek and voiced serious concern.

Meek tells us, "I was originally scheduled to be part of a panel on Prison Reform at the White House to help shed light on the issues within the system. Unfortunately, the focus turned to the President and Myself which concerned me that it might take away from creating a positive result from today’s discussions."

He continues, "As a result, I decided not to attend so that the focus would be solely on fixing our prison system. Most importantIy I remain fully committed to improving our criminal justice system."

Bob Kraft Being Deposed In Colin Kaepernick Case

5/18/2018 9:08 AM PDT
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Another major NFL honcho is being deposed in the Colin Kaepernick collusion case -- this time it's New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Kraft follows a long list of powerful NFL people questioned by Kaep's team -- earlier this week, Denver Broncos general manager John Elway answered questions at team headquarters in Colorado. 

Colin had personally attended Elway's deposition -- just as he had when Houston Texans owner Bob McNair was deposed in the case back in March. 

No word if Kaep is currently present at Kraft's depo ... but it's a pretty safe bet he's there, too. 

Other big wigs who have reportedly been deposed include Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider, NFL commish Roger Goodell, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Ravens coach John Harbaugh

As we previously reported, Kaepernick filed a grievance against the league claiming owners and other high-ranking NFL officials were in cahoots to blackball Colin after his national anthem demonstration

Nikki Bella I Believe John Wants Kids But, I Still Have My Doubts About Marriage

5/18/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

John Cena's very public campaign to win back Nikki Bella is working, but she's still not ready to seal the deal with the wrestling/movie star.

Nikki tells TMZ, John's public hand-wringing -- including posting a photo of John Cusack holding the boombox over his head in the film "Say Anything" -- has convinced her his change of heart about wanting kids wasn't hollow. She says, "I believe 100% he wants kids. It makes me want to run back and jump into his arms."

She says she believes he's now sincere that he wants children ... which was the deal breaker that caused her to break up with him. Until this week, Nikki believed she had forced John to say what she wanted to hear so she'd take a walk down the aisle.

Here's the problem ... Nikki says it's kind of been like a Pandora's Box. The conflict over children has raised issues in her head about the relationship. She says, "I care about him and love him a lot," but now she has to do some serious thinking about the turn in their relationship and feel if it's still right.

She says she's really hurt by the buzz that the whole conflict -- and even the relationship -- is fake to goose ratings for her reality show and John's career. She says, "A lot of people get married for publicity. I'm not like those reality show people. I don't want to be hesitant. I want to do what my heart says."  

Nikki says she has no idea what she'd say if John comes face-to-face with her and begs her to marry him. She says, "I'm a girl who lives in the moment and I honestly don't know what I'd say."

David Wells 'Disappointed' Over Robinson Cano

5/18/2018 6:42 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Yankees legend David Wells ain't exactly thrilled with the whole Robinson Cano scandal ... telling TMZ Sports he's disappointed over Cano's 80-game suspension. 

Cano was popped for taking a banned substance -- though he INSISTS it was a prescribed medication and NOT a performance enhancing drug. 

But, not everyone is buying Cano's excuse ... considering the substance he took can be used as a masking agent for PEDs.

So, when we saw Wells in NYC, we asked if he was disappointed.

"Of course," he said ... noting, "I'm glad I'm not playing anymore."

We asked to explain his comment ... "Because 5 innings is a quality start."

He's definitely throwing shade at the new generation of MLB players -- essentially calling them soft.

We also asked about the Yanks vs. Red Sox rivalry ... Wells says it's good, but not like it used to be.

"Now they hug when they have a fight!"

BTW, props to Wells who hosted the Perfect 33 charity event Thursday night raising funds to support underprivileged kids and military families.

YouTube Star Nicole Arbour I'm Sorry, Childish Gambino For Appropriating 'This is America'

5/18/2018 6:59 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

YouTube star Nicole Arbour finally realizes her timing was total crap when she released her version of "This Is America" ... and she's apologizing to Donald Glover -- aka Childish Gambino.

We got Nicole at The Laugh Factory on Thursday in WeHo where our guy straight-up asked her how she's dealing with the allegation she whitewashed Gambino's music video with her "This Is America: Women's Edit" version.

ICYMI ... Nicole posted this video last week, equating the women's struggle with racism and gun violence black America faces. The backlash was swift ... with one person tweeting her, "Yep. This is America alright. Black person creates then it's appropriated."

Another person tweeted, "Nicole Arbour's 'This Is America' parody is proof white people think black pain & oppression is funny. They're constantly joking about things they dont experience because they lack empathy. They laugh at our pain & deny our oppression, while stealin our culture for money. #Evil."

Making matters worse ... Nicole released a statement earlier this week and said it's "not an apology" but rather a clarification. She now apologizes ... straight to Childish Gambino.

Amelia Hamlin Cleavage Me Alone, Haters! I Got Boobs!!!

5/18/2018 6:44 AM PDT
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Amelia Hamlin, the daughter of 'RHOBH' star Lisa Rinna, caught a ton of flak for her sexy and busty prom dress ... but she says she was just showing off what her mama gave her.

Amelia's only 16 and many thought the dress, which highlighted her cleavage, was too revealing for someone her age. Amelia laughed it off when we asked her about it Thursday night in West Hollywood, and so did her British boyfriend, who defended Amelia with some British charm.

Our photog seized the opportunity and asked about the reportedly $87 million price tag on the weekend's Royal wedding ... and Amelia's bf put that in perspective too. He's a keeper.

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Dwyane Wade I'm Trying to Do a Movie with Gabby!

5/18/2018 6:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Dwyane Wade's trying to get that Hollywood money ... telling TMZ Sports he's trying to do a movie with his wife, Gabrielle Union!!

The Miami Heat star and Gabby hit up Craig's in West Hollywood on Thursday night -- and you gotta check out the paparazzi crush that waited out front for 'em ... it was almost like a Hollywood red carpet.

So, naturally we asked Wade if he's got any interest in following his wife into the movie business. 

"I'm trying to get [a movie]," Wade said ... "but she won't put me on!" 

He continued, "I'm trying to do a love movie. Like something romantic."

We did some digging ... Wade's got SOME acting experience -- remember that cameo on Disney Channel's "Austin & Ally" ... we do!

Of course, Wade and Union were super nice -- but there's one topic they refused to talk about ... LeBron James.

Meghan Markle's Half Sister Hosting Royal Wedding Party ... With Extra Muscle

5/18/2018 12:50 AM PDT
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Meghan Markle's going to have her half sister with her as she marries Prince Harry -- at least in spirit ... 'cause she'll be watching from home, with security standing guard.

Samantha Markle tells TMZ she's hosting a viewing party to watch the Royal Wedding Saturday at her Florida home with her boyfriend and some friends. It'd be nice if more fam could be there, but as we've reported ... a lot of them are already in England.

We're told Samantha and co. are planning on dressing up in formal wear -- she'll be rockin' a nice dress and a vintage art deco hat, and plans on decorating too. She says it'll be bittersweet to watch Meghan walk down the aisle, 'cause she still loves her.

Here's the kicker ... Samantha says she and her camp will be hiring off-duty police officers to patrol her home during the ceremony, so creepers don't roll up onto her crib and disrupt the festivities. Can't blame her ... Samantha's been making waves in the media lately.

BTW ... she tells us she's recovering nicely after a paparazzi run-in this week that left her hospitalized. She says she's got a sprained ankle and knee, and some torn ligaments ... but that she thinks she'll be fine for now. Ditto for her dad, apparently.

Offset Car Accident Cops Wanna Know Why He Left Scene

5/18/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Offset's wrecked sports car is now at center of an investigation, because cops are trying to figure out why he left the accident scene, and if anyone was with him when it happened ... TMZ has learned.

The accident went down around 2:30 AM Thursday in Atlanta, and cops were called to the scene, but not by Offset. Law enforcement sources tell us a passerby reported it. When cops arrived they found the vehicle abandoned ... and called a tow truck. 

Here's what's interesting -- our sources say after the tow truck arrived, 2 people pulled up in another car. We're told one of them took items out of the Challenger before it was towed ... and was heard saying Offset crashed while swerving to avoid a pedestrian who had run out in front of him.

Law enforcement sources say there were no victims, witnesses or damage to other vehicles -- but cops have not been able to confirm the Migos rapper was behind the wheel.

We broke the story ... Offset was briefly hospitalized after the crash, but he's okay. We're told Cardi B rushed to his side. She tweeted about the accident, and Offset's good luck.

'Survivor' Contestant Kara Kay Was A Willing Participant ... In Alec's IG Posts

5/18/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The 'Survivor' contestant who broke her NDA by allowing herself to be featured in a photo with her castmate isn't out of the woods yet ... 'cause there's more evidence of wrongdoing.

TMZ has learned that Kara Kay had been filmed in multiple videos taken by fellow 'Survivor' contender Alec Merlino in the days leading up to their now-infamous photo ... as well as in clips after it went up. She's seen hamming it up for the camera in all of them.

The videos make it clear -- Kara knew she was being recorded by Alec for his Instagram stories ... despite their $5 mil NDAs saying they were strictly forbidden from associating on social media. The pair apparently had a  "F*** it" attitude ... just like the caption.

As we reported ... Alec is the only one punished for now. Producers are withholding his appearance fee of $10k and disinviting him to the finale taping. 

It looks like punishment for Kara is in the works. True, she wasn't the one who posted the photo, but sources close to the production tell us the various videos she shot are ample evidence she broke confidentiality.

Stay tuned ... 

Tekashi69 Shut Down At Snoop Dogg Gig By Cops

5/18/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tekashi69 is already being held on a tight leash by NY cops who blocked the controversial rapper at the door at 1 OAK this week where Snoop Dogg was DJing.

We're told Tekashi went to the gig with the intention of asking Snoop to help him clean his slate on the West Coast, where he's feuding with various rappers and gang members. If you recall ... 6ix9ine was in a brawl with at least 7 dudes at LAX back in February ... the footage is insane

We're told Tekashi has mad respect for Snoop and wanted his ear on how he can fix some of his West Coast drama. 6ix9ine also has plenty of heat on him on the East Coast, so it's understandable why he'd reach out. 

Several NY heavyweights were in the club -- like Lil' Cease, Cedric the Entertainer, Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish -- and we're told Tekashi didn't get to rub shoulders because undercover cops stopped him before he could get in ... to thwart disturbances like the one at the Barclays Center.

He never spoke to Snoop ... but there's always the phone and text messaging. 

Tomi Lahren Schlossberg's Racist Rant? Yeah, That Whole Thing's Ridiculous

5/17/2018 6:18 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tomi Lahren says a New York-based attorney who's gone viral for an incredibly racist rant he unleashed this week is rude ... and ridiculous.

We got the conservative talk show host Wednesday at LAX, where we showed her video of Aaron Schlossberg yelling at a restaurant manager for allowing his employees to speak Spanish to customers -- while also threatening to call ICE on the staff before storming out.

Tomi says no one deserves to be treated like that, whether they're native English speakers or not. She sticks to her guns on policy topics like assimilation and merit-based immigration ... but she says Schlossberg simply went too far here. 

BTW ... this ain't Schlossberg's first rodeo for getting into people's faces and screaming bigoted rhetoric. He's been captured in multiple videos confronting people on the streets of New York over immigration.

Also ... he was reportedly booted from his office space Thursday.

Megan Fox My Malibu Pad is a 'Nightmarish Living Hell' ... Sues for $5 Mil

5/17/2018 5:38 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Megan Fox got duped into buying a Malibu home that turned out to be a hellhole ... according to a new suit.

The actress claims Cynthia Pett-Dante -- who happens to manage Brad Pitt -- was part of a seller group that convinced her to drop $3.2 million on a Malibu house in 2016, but failed to mention it was riddled with major problems.

According to the docs ... Fox was pregnant at the time and raising 2 toddlers, and led to believe she was buying a "paradise in bucolic Malibu where she could raise her young family.."

Instead, Fox claims the home is a "nightmarish living hell." For starters, she says it's on a slope that needs to be regraded, and a bunch of features are not up to code -- including animal pens, a gazebo, stone walls, and a storage building for livestock feed.

According to the docs ... there was also mold all over the house upon moving in, including in the master bedroom and bathroom and the kids' rooms.

Fox is suing for more than $5 million in damages

We reached out to Pett-Dante ... no word back so far.

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