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Concert for Charlottesville Headliners Perform and Kneel in Defiance of Trump's Words

9/25/2017 7:12 AM PDT

Pharrell Williams, Dave Matthews and Stevie Wonder took a firm stand against President Trump by kneeling during the Charlottesville benefit concert.

Pharrell performed with The Roots at Sunday night's  "A Concert for Charlottesville" ... and made his feelings clear on Trump's "son of a bitch" comment about NFL player protests of the National Anthem.

Matthews, who organized and headlined the show for his hometown, performed with Stevie. When he came onstage, Dave took his hand and they took a knee together. Stevie explained, as he did in NYC on Saturday, why he chose to get down on both knees.

Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande and Coldplay also performed at the event benefiting victims of the violence in Charlottesville. 

AJ McLean Aaron Carter Needs My Help ... I'm Calling Him Today!!!

9/25/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

AJ McLean thinks he's the guy who can take Aaron Carter under his wing and help him get back on the road to recovery ... because he had to do it himself 3 times.

We got the Backstreet Boys singer out at The Commons at Calabasas Friday ... he tells us he's reaching out to Aaron right away because he's worried and hopes to talk some sense into him.

AJ says Aaron's like a little brother and he knows exactly what he's going through ... and he's going to try his best to save him. As for Aaron's real brother, Nick ... AJ suggests he's frustrated with the whole situation because once again -- he knows from experience.

As we've reported ... family members have been worried about Aaron for weeks now, and cops rushed to his house Thursday after getting a call he was under the influence of something.

DJ Mustard Lonzo Ball, Holla At Me ... I Got Beats For You

9/25/2017 12:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Lonzo Ball's rap career just got real 'cause DJ Mustard, one of the greatest rap producers on planet Earth, just told TMZ Sports he's down to work with the Big Baller prince, for a big baller price.

If you don't know who Mustard is (you don't listen to music), he's made beats for peeps like YG, Rihanna, 2 Chainz, Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj, T.I., Big Sean, and Fergie.

He told us he'd be down to add Lonzo -- who just kicked off his rap career -- to that list when we got him out in Beverly Hills (shutting down Balenciaga), as long as the price is right.

Get your checkbook, LaVar.

Drake Buries Longtime Friend, Fif ... After Being Gunned Down

9/24/2017 4:39 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Drake helped lay his longtime friend, Anthony "Fif" Soares, to rest this weekend ... this after the guy was brutally gunned down in Toronto.

Drake attended Fif's funeral service Saturday at the Ogden Funeral Home chapel in Scarborough, Ontario ... and later traveled to the Duffin Meadows Cemetery where he served as one of the pallbearers for the casket.

Eyewitnesses tell us Drake did not speak at the procession, and mostly kept to himself. You can tell from the video he's in deep mourning over Soares' death ... who was just killed a couple weeks ago.

As we reported ... Soares was gunned down in his apartment lobby by 2 unidentified men. Police released surveillance video of the murder ... and it graphically shows him being shot.

Police are still investigating the crime ... they had no suspects as of last week.

Liberty Ross Stars Flock to Her 39th Bday Party ... Missy Elliott Does the Rest

9/24/2017 12:46 PM PDT

Liberty Ross turned 39 this weekend -- but by how many celebs came out to celebrate with her ... you woulda thought it was one of the big X-0s.

Tons of Hollywood A-listers flocked to Liberty and her husband Jimmy Iovine's house Saturday night in Holmby Hills, where there was certainly no shortage of star power. At least 150 people showed up, including Oprah, Gayle King, Mona ScottDavid Geffen, Courteney Cox, James Corden, Usher, Diddy and Trey Songz ... just to name a few.

Oh, and Missy Elliott performed too ... playing a lot of her hits to a turnt up crowd.

Talk about putting a little English in Hollywood. 

Kylie Jenner Hits Up Vegas, Undercover After Pregnancy News

9/24/2017 9:06 AM PDT

Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner walked with purpose Saturday night ... just a day after TMZ broke the story ... she's pregnant.

Kylie joined Travis in Vegas, where he performed but made no mention of his soon-to-be kid.  She's wearing loose fitting threads, which is probably the way we're gonna see her for the next 5 months.

As we reported, Travis was boasting to his buds a week ago that they're expecting a girl.

If big sister Kim is any indication, Kylie will have no problems bouncing back. And at least for now, she's still being Kylie ... French Montana can attest to that.

Stevie Wonder Takes a Knee Take That, Trump

9/24/2017 6:48 AM PDT

Stevie Wonder joined the solidarity movement which now targets Donald Trump ... by taking a knee at a NYC festival.

Stevie performed at the 2017 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park Saturday night.  Stevie was onstage with his son Kwame Morris when he made his move ... unsteadily but purposefully.

Stevie doubled down and took 2 knees, clearly in response to Trump's tirade Friday night when he called for NFL owners to fire those "son's of bitches" who dare to take a knee during the National Anthem.

Trump has clearly fueled the fires of protest.

2:42 PM PT -- Wonder isn't the only musician taking a knee ... John Legend just posted a pic from his Darkness and Light tour ... showing support during a performance of his song "Glory."

Kevin Hart's Sex Tape Partner Sings 'Lick Till You Get To The Center Of It' ... In New Song

9/24/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The woman at the center of the Kevin Hart cheating scandal and sex tape is no one trick pony ... turns out not only can she ride a pole ... she sings, too.

Montia Sabbag dropped a hint during her press conference with lawyer Lisa Bloom earlier this week when she called herself a recording artist. Turns out she's got one under her belt called "Candy Pop" that she created with Las Vegas-based producer Smitty the Great and his writing team.

"Don't worry, I won't tell you to stop / Pretty please, with a cherry on top / Put your tongue right there 'cuz that's my spot," she sings. The refrain continues "Lick to you get to the center of it ..." It's very catchy, not to mention the timing is pretty spot-on.

We're told it's only a rough cut. Montia laid down the track in the studio a couple months ago. She sings, rides poles for fun ... well rounded, indeed.

Usher Celebrates Jermaine Dupri's BD I'm Just Livin' My Life

9/24/2017 7:34 AM PDT

Usher is going about his life ... seemingly undeterred by 4 people who are suing him for allegedly exposing them to genital herpes.

The singer was at Bootsy Bellows in WeHo Saturday night to celebrate Jermaine Dupri's 44th birthday.  Lots of people were there ... notably Diddy and Mariah Carey.

The people suing Usher are turning up the heat.  The male accuser now says he had sexual contact with the singer at a Koreatown spa in L.A.  One of the female accusers claims she actually contracted genital herpes and delivered stillborn twins. 

Usher, Jermaine and Scooter Braun mugged for the camera during the party.

Dave Grohl Holds Firm on Requiring ID At Foo Fighters Concerts

9/23/2017 8:23 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Dave Grohl walked a tightrope over the decision to ban 200 people from his concert this week.

The Foo Fighters ticketholders were turned away from the O2 Arena Tuesday night because they did not have identification. It wasn't a security thing -- remember Manchester Arena, a few hours away from O2, is where terrorists struck a few months back after an Ariana Grande concert.  

Fans were required to bring ID as a way of blocking scalpers. The tickets have names of legit purchasers.

Dave says it's a tricky situation, but his band has had a long-standing policy to require ID as a way of blunting scalpers.

Kylie Jenner Pregnant

9/22/2017 1:40 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kylie Jenner is pregnant and Travis Scott is about to become a dad.

We're told 20-year-old Kylie began telling friends earlier this month at the Day N Night Fest in Anaheim, CA.

Sources also say 25-year-old Travis Scott, Kylie's boyfriend, has also been telling his friends. We're even told -- although we cannot verify -- that he's told friends they're having a girl.

One source says Travis was at a recent event telling people about the pregnancy and how his life was going to change.

If they are punking their friends with repeated pregnancy proclamations, it's super weird ... especially in light of the photo (above) which Kylie herself just posted on Snapchat.

It's also interesting ... Kylie's been posting old pics of herself on Instagram and current shots from the chest up.

Kylie and Travis have been together since April.

If you're wondering what Kylie's ex, Tyga, thinks about the fetus news, he posted this on Snapchat and quickly deleted it. What do ya think -- is he bitter or relieved?

Aaron Carter On His Way to Rehab

9/22/2017 2:26 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Aaron Carter is finally giving in and checking into rehab, TMZ has learned, the day after police rushed to his home to do a welfare check.

TMZ broke the story ... cops in Florida responded when someone reported Aaron seemed high on something during a FaceTime conversation. Aaron's rep tells us, "Aaron has decided to enter a facility to improve his health and work on his overall wellness. He is going to do this privately and focus all his attention on being the best person and performer possible," adding Aaron's grateful for the support and love from his fans.

We're told Aaron went back and forth for a while, but finally agreed to get help.

As we reported, Aaron taped an episode of 'Doctors' last month, but fled the studio at the first mention of him going into rehab. Family members have also been concerned he's relapsing.

As of now he's agreeing to check into a program, but as one source put it ... his decision "changes every hour."

Kylie and Kendall Fire Back in Tupac T-Shirt Lawsuit

9/22/2017 12:21 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kylie and Kendall Jenner have just fired back in the lawsuit where a guy who owns a photo of Tupac is going after the women claiming they ripped him off and plastered the image on the t-shirts they were hawking.

Kylie and Kendall say renowned photog Michael Miller has no right to sue because he himself committed some sort of fraud in copyrighting the photo. They say he's neither the author nor creator of the photos. They don't further explain, but it sounds like they're alleging he misrepresented ownership when he filed with the U.S. Copyright Office.

And there's this ... the women claim he's only entitled at best to "thin copyright protection" because his legal rights to the photo are so minimal it doesn't deserve full protection.

That all said, Kylie and Kendall removed the t-shirt from their online store.

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