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XXXTentacion Bought Homes For Family Members Weeks Before Murder

6/23/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

XXXTentacion did his best to make sure everyone in his family was well taken care of ... buying many of them homes in the months leading up to his murder.

Sources close to the rapper tell us his most important objective in life was to take care of those around him. We've obtained real estate records that show XXX purchased 4 homes in South Florida between the months of April and June ... totaling $1.7 million. The homes break down as follows ...

-- $420,000 for a 3 bed, 2 bath 2,000 square foot home.

-- $467,500 for a 4 bed, 2 bath 2,300 square foot home.

-- $385,000 for a 4 bed, 2 bath 2,100 square foot home.

-- $500,000 for a 4 bed, 3 bath 2,700 square foot home.

It's unclear exactly who the homes were purchased for, but our source says the rapper took care of his parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandmothers and great-grandmothers. 

As we reported ... the 20-year-old also had a baby on the way with his girlfriend at the time of his death

TMZ broke the story, his killers were inside the same motorcycle shop as XXX -- scoping him out -- and then waited outside for him to leave. Cops say the shooters ambushed XXX in his car where a brief struggled ensued before he was shot multiple times.

One suspect has been arrested. Two are still on the loose

Master P LiAngelo Should Go Back To School ... LaVar Don't Know It All

6/23/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

LaVar Ball doesn't know it all, and the proof is that LiAngelo didn't get drafted ... so says Master P,who tells TMZ Sports he thinks Gelo should go back to school.

LiAngelo didn't hear his name called draft night ... leaving some to wonder what's next for the kid, who LaVar promised would one day join Lonzo on the Lakers.

We got P out in L.A. and he made it clear he thinks it was a mistake for Gelo to leave UCLA in the first place, and told our guy he thinks the 19-year-old should hightail it back to Westwood.

"I mean if he can, I would go back."

P wasn't finished ... saying he thinks the fact that he's currently without a basketball team should be a wake-up call to LiAngelo ... about his father.

"It just show you that Lavar don't have that magic ball like he thought he had."

FWIW, we talked to LaVar and he told us he still expects Gelo to get signed to a free agent deal, but we gotta admit, Big Baller Brand basketball has seen better days.

Joe Jackson Hospitalized with Terminal Cancer

6/22/2018 8:06 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Joe Jackson is in a hospital with terminal cancer, TMZ has learned, and his family has been flocking to his bedside.

Family sources tell us, Joe has been battling the illness for some time, but it is at the end stages. We're told his wife, Katherine, has been at his bedside recently. We're also told some of Joe's children and grandchildren have also made the trip to the hospital.

We don't know how much time Joe has left -- doctors have talked to the family -- but our sources say the cancer cannot be treated.

Joe, who is 89, has battled a variety of illnesses in recent years. As you know, he was the architect of The Jackson 5 ... and managed with a heavy hand.

LiAngelo Ball Hanging at Dad's Hoops League ... Instead of NBA Draft

6/21/2018 5:42 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

LiAngelo Ball -- who strongly believes he'll be drafted by an NBA team -- is NOT currently at an NBA Draft party. Instead, he's at a big event for his dad's new basketball league.

The former UCLA/Lithuanian league player was courtside at LaVar's JBA season opener at Citizen's Business Bank Arena in Ontario, CA.

Remember, 'Gelo previously told us he was getting strong interest from NBA teams -- which may be the case -- but there's no draft fanfare like there was for Lonzo last year ... when he was selected as the second overall pic in the 2017 NBA Draft.

Speaking of Lonzo, he was also at the JBA event, along with his pregnant GF, Denise Garcia

As for LaVar ... there's plenty of support at the JBA opener from close friends and family members -- but, to be honest, the arena is pretty empty.

Obviously, this is just the beginning for LaVar -- if the games are good and the talent is real ... his amateur hoops league has a shot.

Kate Spade David Spade Attends Funeral ... With Family and Friends

6/21/2018 2:47 PM PDT

Kate Spade was laid to rest Thursday, surrounded by family and friends ... including brother-in-law, David Spade.

Kate's funeral was held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Redemptorist Catholic Church in Kansas City, Missouri, where she grew up. David helped usher people into the service.

As we reported ... Kate's father, Earl F. Brosnahan, died the night before her funeral. His family said he had been in failing health and was heartbroken over Kate's suicide. He was 89.

The funeral was held the same day authorities disclosed they found prescription anxiety meds at Kate's home.

Kate died on June 5. She was 55.

XXXTentacion Mom Hints He Had A Baby On The Way At Time of Murder

6/21/2018 2:41 PM PDT
Breaking News

XXXTentacion may have had a child on the way at the time of his murder ... at least that's what his mom is hinting.

X's mother, Cleopatra Bernard, just posted a photo of an ultrasound with the caption, "He left us a final gift." While it's hard to imagine the photo would mean anything other than the rapper had a child on the way, Cleo doesn't provide any further detail.

It's also unclear who the child's mother is ... many are speculating it's his ex-girlfriend, Geneva, but sources close to the rapper tell us it's not her.

TMZ broke the story, X was murdered in South Florida Monday after two armed men approached his car, shooting him in broad daylight.

Cops arrested one man in connection to the killing Wednesday night, and we've learned as many as 2 more suspects could still be arrested.

Kate Spade Dad Dies Day Before Her Funeral

6/21/2018 1:42 PM PDT
Breaking News

Kate Spade's father -- Earl F. Brosnahan -- died at his home Wednesday night ... just hours before his daughter was to be laid to rest.

According to a statement by his family ... Earl had been in failing health and was "heartbroken over the recent death of his beloved daughter." He was surrounded by family when he passed.

Kate's dad was a U.S. Navy vet who spent a large part of his life in the Midwest working for the family construction business and eventually taking it over.

According to reports, Earl was concerned about Kate's use of prescription drugs and advised her not to take them. He also said he spoke with her the night before her suicide, and she gave no indication she was in that much despair.

We broke the story ... cops investigating her suicide found a variety of anxiety meds at the scene, but no illegal drugs. 

Kate's funeral is being held Thursday in Kansas City, Missouri, which is where her father passed as well. Earl was 89.

RIP

Paris Hilton Keep Your Promise, Trump!!! Kids Need Their Families

6/21/2018 8:12 AM PDT

Paris Hilton voted for President Trump, but she is calling him out for separating children from their families at the border -- and she's demanding her longtime family friend to do better.

Paris was leaving Delilah Wednesday night in WeHo when she went off on Trump, telling us ... "This is inhumane. NO child should be treated this way. I'm disgusted."

Her family and the Trumps have been tight all her life, and P proudly voted for him in 2016 -- but watch the clip ... sounds like she's ready to turn her back on him now.

Paris, who was leaving an event for her new boohoo collection, not only blasted Trump for his immigration policy ... she called for everyone to vote.

Tommy Lee Brandon's On My Wedding Guest List But, He'll Probably No-Show

6/21/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tommy Lee is getting married on Valentine's Day 2019 and wants everyone to feel the love, even his estranged son, Brandon, who he still wants at his wedding.

Sources close to Tommy tell us he's planning on sending an invite to his eldest despite their drama over Father's Day. Y'know, Tommy called his sons "a**holes" and said they didn't value things ... then Brandon called Tommy an absentee father, and posted a vid of Tommy knocked out in March after their fight.

We're told Tommy's hoping time heals all wounds, with his wedding to Brittany Furlan still months away.

Our sources say Tommy thought he and Brandon put the KO behind them when he decided not to press charges. We're told Tommy only resorted to airing out their feud on social media because Brandon's blocked his number and emails. 

All that said, we're told Tommy still tells friends he loves Brandon, and wants him at the wedding.

Hulk Hogan's Family Devastated Over Vader's Death

6/21/2018 6:01 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Hulk Hogan and his family were "really upset" about the death of ex-WWE star Vader -- with Brooke Hogan and Nick telling us the wrestling star was a big part of their childhood. 

"He was always a really nice guy," Nick told us at LAX ... "It sucks. My dad had actually wrestled him a couple of times and they had become friends over the years."

"We got up today and we heard the news and it was kind of somber. Everybody was really upset about it."

Brooke added, "My dad was very sad today."

Vader passed away earlier this week from heart complications after a bout with pneumonia. He was 63. 

"We wish all of his family and friends and loved ones the best," Brooke said ... "Any wrestling family is family of ours."

Mira Sorvino Pleads with Trump ... 'Find Your Heart!'

6/20/2018 2:12 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mira Sorvino's echoing the outrage millions of Americans feel about immigrant families being separated at the border, but is hopeful President Trump could really end it ... if he only had a heart.

The Oscar-winning actress was at LAX Wednesday, and told us she's cautiously optimistic about the executive order Trump just signed, reversing the policy he enacted last month. She didn't mince words ... blasting Trump for deliberately making a choice to destroy families' lives.

She's also fed up with politicians and talking heads blaming previous Presidents. Mira puts the blame squarely on 45. 

As we reported, the President signed the executive order to keep families together, but made it clear the "zero-tolerance" prosecution of illegal immigrants will continue.

Mira says she'll be watching to see what happens.

Nate Diaz Girlfriend Gives Birth to Baby Girl ... I'm a Daddy!!

6/20/2018 10:46 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Nate Diaz is a daddy!!!

The 33-year-old UFC superstar and his longtime girlfriend, Misty Brown, welcomed a healthy baby girl at a California hospital on June 6 ... according to public birth records obtained by TMZ Sports.

Nate and Misty -- both from Stockton, CA -- have been together for years. They've been posting photos of each other online ... dating back to 2012. 

We're told the baby is happy and healthy, and the families are stoked. 

We reached out to Nate's camp for comment -- but a call to the fighter's rep was not returned. 

Congrats!

President Trump I'll Sign Exec. Order to Keep Immigrant Families Together

6/20/2018 9:55 AM PDT
Breaking News

12:26 PM PT -- Trump just officially signed the order to keep families together, but says the "zero-tolerance" prosecution policy will continue.

The national outrage has been heard, and President Trump says he will act immediately and stop separating immigrant families at the border.

During a meeting with Republican lawmakers, POTUS said he will be "signing an executive order" that will reverse the policy his administration enacted last month. He added, "We're keeping families together, but we have to keep our borders strong."

Mr. Trump said he would sign the order Wednesday, before he left the White House for a trip to Minnesota.

The Department of Homeland Security is reportedly drawing up the order the President says he'll sign. As we reported, the Sec. of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, experienced firsthand how pissed off millions of Americans are about the separation of families.

Thomas Jefferson would be proud -- "A little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing."

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