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Corey J Shocking Vid of Kid Rapper's Arrest ... Busted For Selling CDs

10/18/2018 10:39 AM PDT

This video of 12-year-old rapper Corey J -- who's appeared on 'Ellen' -- getting manhandled and arrested in a Georgia mall is triggering controversy, and an internal police investigation. 

The clip shows Corey with his arm locked in the officer's grip as they argue about why he's getting hauled off to jail -- for allegedly selling CDs -- and that's when Corey's aunt jumped in and a scuffle broke out. 

During the Oct. 6 incident in Cumberland, GA ... the cop looked surprised when Corey said he's only 12, but it didn't stop the officer threatening to arrest him. 

Corey and his aunt both got arrested and charged with felony obstruction.

Corey claims the officer was treating him like a rag doll, and posted a pic of what appears to be his bruised arm. 

You might recognize Corey J from last year's appearance on 'Ellen' ... when he talked about his budding rap career.

Cops say they'd previously warned Corey twice about selling his CDs in the mall, but he says he was just there to meet up with other artists when mall security alerted police. 

Cobb County police chief Mike Register says he's aware of complaints and his department is launching an internal probe. 

Skylar Diggins-Smith I'm Pregnant!!

10/17/2018 3:46 PM PDT
Breaking News

Skylar Diggins-Smith is winning even in the off-season ... 'cause the WNBA superstar is pregnant with her first child!!

The 4-time All-Star and husband Daniel Smith announced the big news on Wednesday with an Instagram post of the sonogram captioned, "Can’t wait to meet you!"

Obviously, it's great news for the couple ... but could be bad news for the Wings -- they might've lost one of their best players for a little bit (if our math's right).

The WNBA season kicks off in May, and if Skylar is at least 12 weeks preggo, she's most likely gonna need some time away from the squad.

FYI -- it's incredible how quickly female athletes can get back to competing after giving birth. Candace Parker returned to practices a little over a month after giving birth in 2009 ... and Olympic swimmer Dara Torres competed again just 3 weeks after having a child in 2006.

Congrats to the couple!!

Kanye West Yeezys for All the Kids in Uganda!!! Kim Gushes About Africa

10/16/2018 11:12 AM PDT
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Kanye West's season of giving continued in Uganda ... with tons of kids getting Yeezys!! 

Ye and Kim Kardashian West surprised a bunch of kids as their tour of the east African country continues. But first, they had to get there ... and our sources say none other than the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, gave Kimye permission to use his presidential helicopter so they could be flown to a kids' charity event.

We're told Kanye, Kim and their entourage were flown from Chobe, Uganda -- where they're staying -- to the event in Masulita, about 94 miles away. The pic above shows them arriving.

Kanye didn't waste time rapping for the kids ... who went wild as soon as they saw him and Kim. The kids sang but things got really wild when Kanye brought out several bags loaded with Yeezys. You gotta see their reaction ... frankly, it's just heartwarming.

As they were heading out ... Kim -- with Saint in tow -- was swarmed by reporters. Kim stopped to chat with them and shared some thoughts on her experience during their stay in Africa. 

As you know ... Kanye gifted President Trump a pair of Yeezys last week, and also surprised the President of Uganda with his own pair. Neither was nearly as excited as these kids.

Well played, Ye!

Originally published 6:52 AM PT

Slash's Ex-Wife Throws Massive Divorce Bash ... With Tasty Parting Shot

10/16/2018 8:21 AM PDT

Slash's divorce from his longtime wife Perla got so nasty, she threw a DIVORCE PARTY to celebrate the death of their marriage ... complete with an anti-Slash cake!!

It all went down at Perla's L.A. home on Saturday night -- where everyone was encouraged to dress up as their favorite divorcee ... and the guests came through strong! 

Perla dressed up like Zsa Zsa Gabor. One guest dressed like Gwen Stefani. Perla and Slash's son, London, went as Tommy Lee, complete with the stomach tattoo. 

London and his band Classless Act even performed at the rager -- with Perla making a cameo on drums. 

But, the diss-de-resistance was the cake -- which showed Perla standing on top of a smashed out Slash with the message, "Happy New Beginnings Perla."

The two were married back in 2001 and split in 2014 -- but the divorce just became finalized last month. 

Despite the uncoupling, the bad blood is still very real -- in fact, Slash has told Perla she's persona non grata at the Hollywood Palladium Tuesday night, where London and his band are opening up for Slash. 

Perla has said she plans to attend the show anyway -- which means Slash has a real decision to make.

Choose wisely ... 

'Family Matters' Star Darius McCrary Denies Child Abuse ... My Ex 'Concocted' Story

10/16/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Family Matters" star Darius McCrary says it's absurd to think he dislocated his 2-year-old daughter's arm -- as his estranged wife claims -- and suggests his daughter was coached into faking the injury. 

We spoke to Darius after his estranged wife, Tammy Brawner, filed docs claiming he dislocated little Zoey's arm in March 2018 while attempting to take her to the bathroom. Zoey was reportedly diagnosed with Nursemaid’s Elbow ... a common childhood injury where the child's elbow partially dislocates.

She believes Darius is to blame, but he told us all that happened when he picked up Zoey at the time and she said, "Ow." He acknowledges Tammy took Zoey to a hospital, but says he saw evidence she was fine ... and revealed his conspiracy theory about his ex. 

Slash Bans Perla From Their Son's Show ... She Says She's Going

10/15/2018 3:35 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Slash is slamming the door on his ex-wife, Perla Ferrar ... blocking her from their son's huge Hollywood performance -- opening for Slash -- but it looks like she's totally ignoring the ban.

Sources close to Perla tell TMZ ... the Guns 'n Roses rocker banned her from attending the Tuesday night gig at the Hollywood Palladium -- 16-year-old London's band, Classless Act, will warm up the crowd before Slash takes the stage.

We're told someone from Slash's camp reached out to Perla and told her she wouldn't be able to attend. The bad blood between them is nothing new -- they just settled a drawn-out, contentious divorce that ended with him having to shell out serious gwap.

Despite the stay-away notice ... Perla said Monday she was planning to be at the show. She said on social media, "Can’t wait to see my baby boy London open for his father at this historical event tomorrow night! #icouldntbemoreproud."

Unclear if Slash is going to take more drastic steps to keep her out. We've reached out to his camp, but no word back yet. 

Britney Spears Signature for Sale ... From Her 1st Grade Yearbook!!!

10/12/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Britney Spears is about to drive her die-hard fans 'Crazy' with a super rare piece of memorabilia from when she was just 7 years old ... but already handing out autographs.

The folks over at Heritage Auctions are auctioning off a 1989 yearbook from Parklane Academy in McComb, Mississippi which features Brit's Jane Hancock. Important to note, she was only a first grader ... so don't expect some fancy cursive signature.

It's straight up block letters, but still ... it's Britney, bitch.

The yearbook is more than 60 pages and includes two pictures of the pop star-to-be.

The autograph, such as it is, is believed to be the earliest ever from Brit. Of course, just 4 years later she started her climb to stardom on the 'Mickey Mouse Club.' 

Britney fans can flock to Heritage Auction's site and make their bids beginning Oct. 18. The site expects to snag upwards of $10k for the yearbook.

Rescued Thai Soccer Team Bring On Hollywood!

10/10/2018 1:41 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The Thai boys soccer team rescued from flooded caves back in July were stoked when they landed in Los Angeles today ... and it's all because they're about to go Hollywood!!!

TMZ Sports cameras were rolling as the 12 boys -- along with their coaches and other chaperones -- walked through the airport to their waiting bus ... smiling and throwing up the peace sign. 

The team -- aka the Wild Boars -- were decked out in their spiffy Adidas uniforms and carrying their equipment in cool new travel bags. They just played a friendly game in Argentina against another youth squad as part of the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics opening ceremony. 

But now, it's time for some R&R in L.A. -- the team is scheduled to hit up Universal Studios in the coming days where they'll get to experience everything from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to King Kong 360 3-D. 

Of course, it's nothing like surviving over 2 weeks in a crazy network of caves -- but they'll probably dig it. 

So, why the global trip? 

The head of the Thai Olympic Delegation explained it this way -- "During the rescue operation so many people from around the world came to Thailand and collaborated to rescue them. They feel that they owe a debt to everyone."

Enjoy the trip!

Chelsea Clinton Dodges Trump Costume Question Bill & Hill Would Be Proud

10/10/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chelsea Clinton's picked up a few things from her parents -- such as how best to dodge questions about their nemesis, President Trump

We got Chelsea at LAX Tuesday and talked Halloween -- what kinda costume ideas she has for her kids and herself, and her take on dressing up as 45. She was plenty chatty, but you gotta see how Chels deftly handled the Trump topic ... someone's had a master class in politics.

We're certain Bill and Hillary would be proud of how she shifted the convo. Classic Presidential debate move.  

Chelsea might not know her Halloween costume yet, but she knows how to avoid taking the Trump bait.  

Chris Martin & Dakota Johnson Throw Gender Reveal Party ... But, Rep Says Not Their Baby

10/8/2018 12:56 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

12:50 PM PT -- Dakota's rep tells us she is NOT pregnant, and they were just throwing a birthday party. The rep did not say what the deal was with the pink and blue balloons.

Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson are having a baby, and the timing of their gender reveal party is pretty interesting ... considering what Chris' ex just celebrated.

Chris and Dakota, who've been dating for about a year, had a party at his place on Sunday, and photos and video from the event make it clear what they were celebrating.

Blue and pink balloons were tied down in arches ... as their celeb friends arrived. Dakota's folks -- Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson -- walked in, along with Sean Penn and Julia Roberts.

Looks like Don was last to arrive ... because about 10 minutes after he got there, the string of blue balloons were released into the sky. So, all signs point to them having a boy, unless someone screwed up the release.

Chris' big baby news came one week after Gwyneth Paltrow tied the knot with her new guy, Brad Falchuk. Chris didn't attend their wedding ... he was performing at the Global Citizen Festival in NYC, and Dakota was there with him.

Interesting, when Dakota walked onstage she was wearing a very baggy outfit and overcoat. Little did we know, she had a baby on board.

Originally published 11:25 AM PT

Cardi B Princess Kulture Gets a Throne ... Take One Sparkly Seat!!!

10/8/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

If the crystal shoe fits, Cardi B's baby is gonna wear it, along with her own blinged-out mini throne ... TMZ has learned.

Baby Kulture recently got a baby rocking chair as well as a super fancy pair of baby shoes as gift from Sony, Cardi's record label. Sources tell us the chair is covered with nearly 26,000 rhinestones and is valued at $1,500.

Of course, Kulture will be rocking bloody shoes -- expensive and red-bottomed, featuring 1,450 Swarovski crystals. They run about $200.

We're told Sony reached out to Angela's Fantasy Creations about a month ago to commission the pieces, which they wanted to give to Cardi as a gift after she gave birth. The chair took the full month to create, but the shoes were made within a day.

The chair has Kulture Kiari Cephus' initials inscribed in rhinestones. Our sources say the baby shoes were a bonus gift, suggested by AFC. 

At only 3 months old, KKC won't be able to use the chair or shoes for a minute -- but soon enough, the kid can take a royal seat.

Kanye West & Chance the Rapper Daddy Day Care 2 Starring Saint and Kensli at the Sugar Factory!!!

10/7/2018 12:24 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kanye West and Chance the Rapper are dads about town in Chicago right now -- ready to turn up on a moment's notice ... with their two toddlers nearby to make it even sweeter.

Ye was back in Chicago this weekend, and on Saturday, he took his son, Saint, back to the famous Sugar Factory where he was also joined by Chance and his own daughter, Kensli. Looks like the party was well underway by the time Chano showed ... can ya tell?

In this clip, obtained by TMZ, you see Kanye dancing in his private booth with a decently sized audience around him, clapping to some music. Kanye stands up on the cushion, and then suddenly Chance emerges from the crowd with Kensli in his arms. 

Seems Kanye really wanted his Chitown pal to join him onstage on-table ... before quickly realizing he might've been a little too close to the sparklers, and possibly off balance.

Chance eventually indulged Ye and got on up there with Kensli in his arms -- Ye did the same with Saint. Yeah, these two are giving Eddie Murphy and Jeff Garlin a run for their money.

'Ray Donovan' Actor Pooch Hall Dangerously Recorded His Kids WHILE He Was Driving

10/7/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Ray Donovan" actor Marion "Pooch" Hall put his kids in danger with some questionable behavior behind the wheel ... months before his shocking DUI arrest.

We did some digging and found a video Hall recorded and posted May 11 on Instagram. It shows him joking around with his boys in the backseat and recording them ... but he's doing it WHILE he's driving. The footage is even more unsettling on the heels of Hall's DUI.

TMZ broke the story ... Hall was busted Wednesday night in Burbank, CA when he had his 2-year-old son on his lap, and at the wheel, when he hit 2 parked cars. Cops say Hall's BAC was .25 ... more than 3 times the limit. Witnesses were horrified to see Pooch's child crying in the front seat while the child's car seat was laying uninstalled in the back seat.

In the IG video, you can see one of his kids standing in the back seat clearly not wearing a seat belt. His toddler son is at least in a car seat this time. Hall's older daughter is in the passenger seat. It only looks like she's in the driver's seat because the phone's selfie mode flips the image.

As we first reported ... DCFS opened an investigation after the DUI arrest.

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