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Drake Oblivious to Hot 100 Streak Ending or Ready to Start Over!!!

8/18/2017 6:41 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Either someone needs to break the news to Drake his Hot 100 streak has come to an end ... or he knows and just threw down the gauntlet.

We got Drizzy leaving TAO Thursday night in Hollywood and our photog brought up his run of 431 straight weeks on Billboard's Hot 100 list. He debuted with "Best I Ever Had" back in 2009 and had reigned ever since, until this week.

So Drake either doesn't know he's off the list, or he thinks he can reset things and go 500 straight, which would take him to 2027.

Meek Mill Arrested and Charged After Alleged Motorcycle Stunt

8/17/2017 8:11 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

9:02 PM PT -- Meek has been officially arrested and charged with reckless endangerment.

He was picked up by NYPD at 10:16 PM Thursday after a 911 call was made on Wednesday by witnesses who saw a group of people popping wheelies and riding dangerously down the street. Law enforcement turned to social media and were able to identify Meek, who was riding without a helmet. NYPD then took him into custody.

Meek Mill is currently in police custody after law enforcement sources tell us he drove a motorcycle recklessly through the streets of NYC.

Sources tell us Meek is being held for questioning in an Upper Manhattan Precinct after being taken in for the alleged stunt.

We're told at this time the rapper has not been arrested and booked ... but our law enforcement sources say that's imminent.

According to several of Meek's fans, his initial confrontation with police was documented on his Instagram's live stream.

Story developing ...

Robin Thicke Blurred Sonogram Lines April's Pregnant with a Girl!!!

8/17/2017 2:30 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

Robin Thicke is about to be a father again, with a girlfriend who is barely able to legally drink.

22-year-old April Love Geary is 3 months pregnant with a girl ... the baby is due March 1.

40-year-old Robin has been dating April for 3 years ... shortly after his wife, Paula Patton, filed for divorce.

Robin and Paula are still not divorced, and they have had an on-and-off custody war over their 7-year-old son, Julian. By the way, we're told Robin and April told Julian this week and he's "super excited for a little sister."

March 1 would have been Alan Thicke's 70th birthday.

The Roots Sued by Ex-Drummer ... You Can't Use My Mug Now That You Dumped Me

8/17/2017 4:54 PM PDT

The Roots are in the business of false advertising ... so claims its ex-drummer in a new lawsuit.

Frank "Knuckles" Walker -- who joined the band in 2002 but was cut loose back in May -- says the band is promoting performances as if he's still with the band. Frank also alleges the band never paid him his fair share of royalties.

In the suit -- first reported by the NY Daily News -- Frank says, by promoting appearances as if he's still a member, the band's using his likeness without permission. Frank adds that his legacy could be damaged if The Roots continue promoting gigs without admitting to fans he's no longer part of the group.

He calls the act despicable but doesn't elaborate on how the band shorted him. Frank's suing to get his cut and for The Roots to stop using pics of him to promote itself.

We've reached out to The Roots, so far no word back.

Diddy Photog Beatdown Case Settled

8/17/2017 1:09 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Diddy handled some legal business with a paparazzo who claims the rapper's bodyguards jumped him ... but it took more than 5 years.

Diddy finally settled with photographer Gustavo Garces who was allegedly attacked on New Year's Eve 2011 after he snapped some pics of Diddy in his car at a downtown Miami hotel. The photog sued Diddy and his 2 security guys, claiming they held him and punched him while the rapper ordered them to take his camera.

The terms of the settlement are unknown, but this usually means the celeb coughed up some dough to make it go away. We've reached out to both sides ... so far no word back.

And if Gustavo's name sounds familiar, it's possibly because he once accused Justin Bieber of stealing his memory card ... also in Miami.

Young Thug It's My Bday Party ... And I'll Give My Mom $50k If I Want To!!!

8/17/2017 9:16 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Young Thug for Son of the Year award? He's got a helluva chance after handing his mom a $TACK to celebrate HIS birthday.

The rapper threw a huge party Wednesday night to ring in the big 2-6 at The Tago International Center in the ATL ... just across the street from 2 Chainz's 11th Street Studios.

Sure ... YT pulled all the stops to make sure the shindig was poppin ... with stars like T.I., Jacquees and Young Dolph. Young Thug's family also showed up ... including mama bear who was already shining bright -- that watch, tho -- before YT handed her a stack of 50 Gs to complete her look.

We see you, Young Thug.

Ray J to 'Celebrity Big Brother' You Ain't Playing Ball so I'm Gonna Sue!!!

8/17/2017 9:15 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ray J's had it up to HERE trying to strike a settlement with "Celebrity Big Brother" for kicking him off the show ... so he's gonna sue to get the dough he says he's owed.

Sources close to Ray J tell TMZ ... his legal team and the production company have been negotiating for months but talks have hit a wall ... so RJ's manager, David Weintraub, has given his legal team the green light to file papers.

The issue -- Ray J says 'CBB' agreed to pay him $1 million and he says the show's gotta cough it up because 'CBB' unfairly kicked him out following a dental emergency.

TMZ broke the story ... Ray J was booted from the UK show back in January after complaining of an unbearable toothache that required a dentist to visit on set, 8 pain killers and an ambulance ride to the hospital after blacking out.

Ray J will ask that the show pay him the hundreds of thousands he says he's still owed, a public apology and an invitation to come back next season.

'Hamilton' L.A. Premiere Anyone Who's Anybody Had Tickets

8/17/2017 7:25 AM PDT

"Hamilton" has been on Broadway for 2 years, so you'd think most celebs who frequently travel coast to coast would have seen it by now ... apparently not.

A slew of celebs showed up at the Pantages theatre in Hollywood Wednesday for opening night of the mega-musical. Among them ... Halle Berry, Jessica Alba, Steph Curry, Paris Jackson, Byron Allen, Helen Hunt, Josh Gad, Jimmy Smits, Kellan Lutz, Cobie Smulders, Elizabeth Banks and J.J. Abrams.

It's a good time to go back a couple hundred years, because the past is now clearly in our present.

Rihanna Hey, Boo ... You Can Hide Under My Umbrella!!!

8/17/2017 6:37 AM PDT

Rihanna's attempt to hide her boyfriend is funny ... just look at him laugh his ass off.

RiRi was leaving Chiltern Firehouse, the hottest restaurant in London, Wednesday night ... and gave it the ol' college try to shield bf Hassan Jameel with her moniker.

No dice ... Rihanna's pretty recognizable and it's not hard to match that grin to the one back in June ... when RiRi and Hassan were hanging out.

Not sure what Hassan's laughing about, but it certainly can't be about this.

Taylor Swift Butt Groper I Can't Get a Job I'll Even Work for Free!!!

8/16/2017 1:55 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The ex-radio DJ who lost big in the Taylor Swift ass-grabbing trial is desperate for a gig in radio -- so much so ... he'll work for free.

David Mueller says he's put plenty of feelers out, but so far no bites. He's so desperate he's willing to start at the bottom again and do what interns do at radio stations ... as in, "caller, you're next."

He thinks right now his face is poison ... even though it's radio, but he has a solution for that.

Chris Brown I Tasted Blood When I Beat Rihanna

8/16/2017 9:01 AM PDT
Breaking News

Chris Brown says he's still haunted by the night he beat Rihanna -- and remembers going into a blind rage when he busted her lip and she spit blood in his face.

Brown gave the graphic blow-by-blow in a documentary called, "Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life" -- in which he says there were MULTIPLE violent incidents during his relationship with Rihanna.

But Brown goes into graphic detail about the attack on Feb. 8, 2009. Brown says it all started when she was going through text messages on his phone and she found something she didn't like.

Brown says Rihanna was upset -- and things escalated quickly.

"I remember she tried to kick me, but then I really hit her, with a closed fist, I punched her."

"I busted her lip. When I saw it, I was in shock. I was like, 'F*ck, why the hell did I hit her?'"

"From there she just spit in my face ... spit blood in my face and it enraged me even more.”

Brown says Rihanna got out of the car and began to scream for help -- saying, "He's trying to kill me."

Brown was convicted of felony assault and sentenced to 5 years probation, 180 days community service and a year of counseling.

Brown says the incident is going to haunt him forever.

T.I. on Trump KKK Came Callin' 'F*** Him!'

8/16/2017 6:37 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Count T.I. in the chorus of people who believe Donald Trump is in bed with white supremacists and neo-Nazis.

We got Tip at LAX Tuesday and asked what he made of Trump's flip-flop on Charlottesville.

Welp, T.I. doesn't mince words -- or cool sayings either -- to slam DT for what many are calling his worst moment yet as President.

In short ... T.I. didn't expect anything less. And it sounds like he's going with YG on this one. 

Starfest Sued I Got You Deadmau5 and Flo Rida ... And Got Zilch Back!!!

8/16/2017 10:15 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

There's a new upcoming music fest raising eyebrows in wake of the disastrous Fyre Festival ... and one man claims he's already been ripped off by it.

Simon Perez says in a new lawsuit ... he was hired by the Starfest Music Festival -- scheduled to go down next month in Plano, TX -- to book big musical acts for a 15 percent commission. According to the docs ... Starfest told Perez they'd already booked Drake, and had deep pockets for him to find additional headliners.

Perez claims he got busy and delivered offers to musicians like Deadmau5, Flo Rida, All-American Rejects, DJ Khaled, Macklemore and more, and was able to sign Deadmau5 for $500k in July ... which meant a $75k commission for himself. He says he also scored Flo Rida for the fest for $125k, meaning an additional $18,750 in commission.

Problem is -- Perez claims Starfest went behind his back to sign musicians on its own to avoid triggering his commission. He says Starfest denies he had any part in booking Deadmau5 and Flo Rida, and still hasn't cut him a check ... or even given him a cheese sandwich.

He's suing for damages and legal fees. He's being represented by Colony Law.

We've reached out to Starfest ... no word back so far.

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