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Waffle House Hero James Shaw MTV Honor was Nice ... But It's No Medal of Freedom!!!

6/20/2018 12:30 AM PDT

James Shaw Jr.'s still stoked Chadwick Boseman shouted him out at the MTV Movie & TV Awards ... but his sights are set on a more prestigious prize as he continues his quest to make the world a better place.

The Waffle House hero tells TMZ ... he's hoping to get an invite to the White House to receive a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the U.S. Shaw's certainly earned it for courageously disarming the Tennessee Waffle House gunman and saving several lives.

It's not all about him, though -- James says he'd like the award so people will get off President Trump's case about it ... and everyone can move forward.

Shaw also touches on his foundation to improve mental health awareness, the tragic death of XXXTentacion ... and his plan to take over the rapper's mission to reach 5 million kids and positively impact their lives.

As we reported, the star of "Black Panther" won the Movie award for Best Hero Monday, but turned the spotlight on the real-life hero ... and gave Shaw his golden popcorn award.

Tiffany Haddish 'Black Panther' Face-Off ... For Right to Host MTV Movie & TV Awards

6/18/2018 12:16 PM PDT

Tiffany Haddish will come face-to-face with the Black Panther himself before taking over hosting duties of the MTV Movie & TV Awards.

Production sources tell us Monday night's show will open with a "Black Panther" spoof featuring Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Lil Rel Howery. In the spoof, Haddish will battle T'Challa -- played by Chadwick Boseman -- for the right to host the show.

Haddish, of course, comes out on top and will celebrate with a victory tune -- Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow."

The show premieres tonight at 9 PM ET.

Farrah Abraham Arrested for Fighting At the Beverly Hills Hotel

6/13/2018 4:52 AM PDT

8:57 AM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell us Farrah got physical with the security guard after he'd asked her to leave when she got into a verbal altercation with some guests. Cops say the man reported she hit him in the face with her forearm, grabbed his ear and pushed his head as he tried preventing her from reentering the hotel. Officers noted Farrah displayed signs of intoxication during their investigation. The guard suffered minor injures and didn't go to the hospital. 

7:13 AM PT -- Farrah was booked at 1:48 AM PT ... she's being held on $500 bail.

Farrah Abraham got busted at The Beverly Hills Hotel for fighting with an employee ... TMZ has learned.

The ex-'Teen Mom' and sometimes porn star was at the schmancy hotel Tuesday night and, according to law enforcement sources, she got into an argument with a male employee ... a hotel security guard. We're told things got heated, she was asked to leave and refused ... and that's when she allegedly struck the guard. 

Not shockingly, we're told alcohol might be involved. A source tells us Farrah was heard playing the "I'm a celebrity" card -- yelling things like ... you should know who I am.

Well, the police know now. We're told she's being booked for battery and trespassing.

'Buckwild' Star Busted on VA Drug Charges in FL

5/23/2018 3:16 PM PDT

Some familiar, and still bad news for ex-"Buckwild" star Salwa Amin -- she got locked up Wednesday on a warrant for drug charges ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us Amin was arrested in Orange County, FL on a warrant out of Virginia. According to her booking information ... she's facing multiple charges, including conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and possession of cannabis with intent to distribute. 

She's been down this road before -- most notably in 2013 when she was arrested on similar drug charges, re-arrested in that same case and eventually sentenced to rehab and jail.

Nev Schulman I'm Going Hollywood ... Thanks To Tyler Perry

4/22/2018 12:10 AM PDT

Nev Schulman's life is already becoming a movie thanks to Tyler Perry, who's putting Nev and his entire 'Catfish' crew in his next flick alongside Tiffany Haddish.

We got Nev at LAX on his way back from filming in Atlanta, where he told us he didn't have to work too hard with the way Perry wrote him and his crew into the script.

It's pretty cool ... Haddish plays a woman who calls the 'Catfish' guys up because she thinks her sister is getting duped, so it's like an episode of Nev's show playing out in the flick.

And while the film sounds hilarious, Nev says what went on with Haddish when the cameras weren't rolling was even better since they all got into bed together. So Hollywood.

MTV's 'The Challenge' Star Britni Thornton Busted for DUI

4/19/2018 11:17 AM PDT

MTV star Britni Thornton was arrested for a DUI, but based on her mug shot ... she ain't even mad.

"The Challenge" contestant was busted in Georgia Saturday night around 10 PM and taken to the Columbia County jail, where she was booked for driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs and failure to maintain lane ... according to the report.

Britni's all smiles in her mug shot, though ... and was released after posting a $1,100 bond.

Thornton competed on the recent season of "The Challenge: Vendettas" and will reportedly be on the upcoming season of "The Challenge: Final Reckoning."

Britni busted onto the MTV scene on season 3 of "Are You the One?" 

'Teen Mom 2' Star Jenelle Evans Ex-Hubby Arrested on Drug Charges

4/11/2018 10:02 AM PDT

The ex-husband of "Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans has been arrested on new drug charges in North Carolina ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us Courtland Keith Rogers was hauled off to jail Tuesday after being indicted last month. He's facing two drug-related charges -- selling and delivering schedule III substances, and possession with intent to sell and distribute schedule III substances. 

We're told the 2 drug charges stem from a drug possession-related arrest back in November when he was caught with Buprenorphine-Naloxone, which is normally used to treat opioid addiction. Rogers was also hit with an habitual felon charge because he'd been arrested and convicted for his third felony in the state in 2013.

Rogers was released from Brunswick County Jail on a $15,000 bond. He has no kids with Jenelle, and was only married to her for less than 2 years.

Cardi B The B's for Beloved ... By Insane Mob of Fans!!!

4/10/2018 4:48 PM PDT

If Cardi B was worried about haters popping off about her pregnancy, she isn't anymore ... because she got tons of love -- like an NYC street-full of it -- at MTV. 

It's a gross understatement to say Cardi got swarmed Tuesday evening as she left the taping of her TRL special. The crowd mobbed her from the second she stepped onto the sidewalk, and continued surrounding her SUV as she attempted to drive away.

She even signed some autographs -- from the safety of her ride -- before making a getaway.

As you know, Cardi finally announced over the weekend she and Offset are expecting ... even though we'd caught wind of it weeks ago. 

This crazy scene makes it clear her fans are on board for a baby on board. 

MTV 'Road Rules' Star Brian Lancaster Dead at 43

4/5/2018 9:54 AM PDT
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Ex-MTV "Road Rules" star Brian Lancaster has died at just 43 years old ... TMZ has learned.

Brian appeared on season 7 of "Road Rules" back in 1999. His family tells us he was found dead in his Pennsylvania home last Thursday. They believe it was heart failure, and tell us he had a history of arrhythmia.

The family says the death was not drug or alcohol related -- and, as far as they know, no substances were found in the home. 

Brian was 23 years old when he competed on "Road Rules." He didn't win the grand prize of $43k, but he competed on 13 different "missions" over the course of 15 episodes while shooting in Mexico, Costa Rica and the United States.

Brian's family described him as an outdoorsman and daredevil. He also had his Master's degree in elementary education. He's survived by his fiancee, Sarah, and his parents, Dennis and Carol Lancaster. 

Farrah Abraham MTV Settlement Works for Me!

4/5/2018 8:37 AM PDT

Farrah Abraham is quite pleased with the way her "sex shaming" lawsuit against MTV's parent company ended ... but sounds uncertain about working with them in the future.

We got the former 'Teen Mom' star Wednesday at E. Baldi in Bev Hills, and she gushed about how happy she is with the settlement she reached with Viacom. You'll recall, she sued claiming a 'Teen Mom' exec fired her, and 86'd any potential long-term deals with MTV ... due to her porn career. She also said he got hostile in their meeting.

She eventually dropped the suit, and the fact she's "really happy" about the settlement could be a sign she got some money out of it -- but she refused to give up details. 

Farrah did talk about the type of companies she wants to work with in the future. Hard to tell if MTV fits the bill ... in Farrah's eyes, anyway.

'Teen Mom' Star Ryan Edwards Busted Day After Pregnancy News

3/28/2018 8:31 AM PDT
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"Teen Mom" star Ryan Edwards really killed the mood -- one day after he and his wife announced they're expecting their first child, he went and got his ass arrested.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... the 30-year-old was busted Tuesday at his house in Tennessee when cops executed a warrant for violating probation. We're told he posted bail Wednesday morning. He's already on probation for a previous heroin case.

Ryan reportedly had a $10k-a-week heroin addiction before going to rehab -- and MTV cameras captured him slurring his speech and falling asleep at the wheel on his way to his wedding last year.

The arrest comes on the heels of his 21-year-old wife, Mackenzie Standifer, revealing she's pregnant. It will be his second kid -- he and fellow "Teen Mom" star Maci Bookout have a 9-year-old son.

Farrah Abraham Settles 'Sex Shaming' Lawsuit

3/28/2018 7:01 AM PDT
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Farrah Abraham's calling off the dogs in her $5 million lawsuit over a tongue lashing she says she got on "Teen Mom OG."

Farrah and Viacom, MTV's parent company, reached a settlement ... according to docs she filed Tuesday, requesting the lawsuit be dropped. She had sued because she claimed executive producer Morgan J. Freeman harassed and humiliated her over her porn career. She claimed he was so hostile during a meeting that she "feared for her life."

Farrah had high hopes for the case, telling us it would make the world a better place for women.

We don't know what the terms of the settlement are, but Farrah's gotta be happy with it because according to the docs ... the suit can't be refiled.

Jenelle Evans Husband Ducks LGBT Apology ... Gays Aren't in MY Life!!!

3/15/2018 12:30 AM PDT

"Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans' husband is pleading ignorance, saying he doesn't even know what LGBT means ... so how could he possibly say he's sorry to the community?

We got David Eason and Jenelle Wednesday at LAX, and he said he doesn't "owe" anyone an apology. As we reported, his anti-LGBT comments on social media last month led to MTV firing him. 

It's interesting ... instead of using the ole "I have gay friends" excuse, David's saying the exact opposite -- that he doesn't know ANY gays and therefore, doesn't focus on their issues. For what it's worth, he attempted, sorta, to say sorry to "gay people or whatever."

As for MTV firing him -- David ain't buying it. He claims he wasn't canned, despite MTV saying he was, and he has a few words for the network's social media team. 

What's that thing about a river in Egypt?

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