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Justin Bieber Sorry, Kendrick ... I Won't Sit Down to be 'HUMBLE.'

4/27/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Justin Bieber's dance moves are about to go viral -- dude was GIGGIN' hard to Kendrick Lamar's new single at an NBA playoff game ... awkwardness be damned.

The Biebs had box seats for Game 5 of the Clippers/Jazz series in L.A. Tuesday night, and was inspired to get up and dance when he heard Kendrick's song, "HUMBLE."

Some ticket holders got an up close and personal show of JB doing his thing ... especially the guy next to him. Too close, maybe.

Kendrick was in the house, and had the honor of sitting courtside. Key word ... sitting. No one knows his music better than K-Dot.

Dave Grohl My Ma Wrote a Book!!!

4/27/2017 6:48 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Dave Grohl is super proud of his mom's new book about raising him ... but when it comes to describing the kind of kid Dave was growing up ... well, he stepped in and ended that conversation! 

We got Dave and his mother, Virginia, in NYC Wednesday -- where she kicked off her tour for her new book, "From Cradle to Stage: Stories From the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars," on 'The Late Show.'

The book sounds interesting ... Virginia interviews the mothers of Dr. Dre, Amy Winehouse, Adam Levine and others ... chronicling trajectories to fame.

Sean Kingston So, My Payments Are Late ... Jewelers Know I'm Good For It!

4/27/2017 7:03 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Sean Kingston is getting a raw deal from all the jewelers who've sued him for not paying for a bunch of chains and watches ... at least that's HIS story, and he's sticking to it.

Sean was at LAX flashing what he says is nearly $300k worth of ice and silver and gold -- so, naturally our guy had to ask why he's constantly got lawyers on his ass to pay for his bling. The singer/songwriter breaks down the giant conspiracy to take him down.

And Sean insists ... he ALWAYS pays. Eventually.

It's an interesting excuse explanation. Maybe not a good one, but still ...

Kendrick Lamar Praised By LAPD Commish We Bonded At Clippers Game

4/27/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Something crazy went down at the Clippers game ... Kendrick Lamar forged a real, powerful friendship with the LAPD commissioner. 

K-Dot's lyrics haven't exactly been pro-cop over the years -- he rapped about hating the po-po on "Alright" and once performed the song on top of a burned up police car. 

Which is why it was shocking when he posed for a pic Tuesday night at the Clippers game with LAPD commish Steve Soboroff ... one of the top cops in L.A.

We spoke with Soboroff who says it wasn't a cheap PR stunt -- the guys are REALLY friends and have a mutual respect and understanding for each other. 

"Do I support anti-police sentiment and speech?" Soboroff said ... "No, of course not. He expresses through his art form his feelings, and I respect that. And I think he respects – or I hope he would respect – how seriously we take community policing and understanding people’s views."

Soboroff says the two are on such good terms, Kendrick helped him buy tickets to the rapper's upcoming concert at Staples Center for his son (Steve's more of a Sinatra guy). 

Bottom line ... "I consider him a friend, and I think he considers me a friend."

At least someone in L.A. won at the Clippers game. 

Kodak Black Guilty of Hitting Strip Club ... Facing Serious Jail Time

4/26/2017 4:50 PM PDT
Breaking News

Kodak Black was just found guilty of violating house arrest by hitting up, among other places, a strip club, and could cost him hard time in prison.

Judge Thomas Lynch slapped the rapper with 5 guilty verdicts Wednesday in a Fort Lauderdale courtroom -- finding he'd clearly ventured out of his home without approval from his probation officer.

There was some good news -- the 19-year-old rapper was found not guilty of a battery. He was accused of hitting a bartender in the strip joint. Still, being in the club was bad enough.

Kodak will be sentenced next month, and prosecutors are pushing for the max, 8 years in prison.

Might be a while before his fans hear new music from Kodak. Enjoy ...


Madonna's Obsessed Fan 9/11 Trial Start Doesn't Work! I'm a Retired Firefighter

4/26/2017 3:41 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Madonna's obsessed fan is ready to take New York City and its cops to court for an alleged beatdown, but he's not down to do so on 9/11 ... out of respect for his fellow firefighters.

Robert Linhart's suing the city, claiming NYPD officers roughed him up while arresting him in 2010 outside Madonna's home. On Tuesday, the court scheduled the trial to start on September 11.

Linhart and his attorney, Pete Gleason, are pissed because they're both retired members of FDNY. Gleason tells TMZ lower Manhattan courts should be closed on 9/11 in remembrance of officers who died responding to the World Trade Center.

They are petitioning the court to move the start date, ASAP.

As we reported ... Linhart was seeking a $5 mil settlement from NYC to make his lawsuit go away. City attorneys balked at that figure.

Drake Getting Some R&R in the DR

4/26/2017 10:20 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

Drake's back in the Dominican Republic, but instead of work ... he's all play this time. 

Champagne Papi's kicking it at a $7.85 million oceanfront villa at Casa De Campo -- the same luxury complex where J Lo and A-Rod were a couple weeks ago. He's roughing it in a 5 bedroom, 7 bath spread with a huge infinity pool.

Drizzy was there last June when he was filming French Montana's "No Shopping" music video. Obviously, he loved it enough to return for vacation.

We're told he's getting the most out of the resort's gym, and put in 3 hours there Tuesday night. He also rented a boat Wednesday for a little day trip to a nearby island.

Work hard, play harder.

DMX Cancels Dates for Medical Emergency ... Friends Fear Relapse

4/26/2017 9:36 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

DMX is pulling the plug on several tour dates, and his people say it's because of an unspecified medical issue.

X was supposed to do a show Tuesday night in Santa Ana, CA ... but the venue informed ticket holders the show had been canceled due to a "medical emergency."

According to our sources, his Wednesday show in Los Angeles, as well as a Thursday gig in San Diego will also be postponed. We're told several people in DMX's inner circle have been concerned about his health this week.

Many fans thought he was a little off the rails during his Brooklyn show last weekend, where the Ruff Ryders reunited. We're told X was indeed drinking heavily that night.

He's battled substance abuse in the past, and friends fear a relapse.


Snoop Dogg Joins New Pro Basketball League ... As Celeb Commish

4/26/2017 9:24 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Snoop Dogg is getting in the hoops biz -- officially signing on as the Celebrity Commissioner of a new summer pro basketball league ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Snoop will own an overall piece of the Champions Basketball League -- a 5-on-5 pro summer league featuring ex-NBA players who are 1 to 3 years removed from the league. 

We're told some of the players on the league roster include Al Harrington, Corey Maggette and Kareem Rush.

In his new role, we're told Snoop will focus on the entertainment aspect of the league -- bringing high level stars into the fold.

He's also one of the owners of the L.A. team ... so, he's all-in on this thing.

The league is set to kick off in a couple of months. Should be fun.

Kylie Jenner I'm Getting Even Closer with Travis After Coachella Flirting

4/26/2017 12:50 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott jumped from holding hands at Coachella to holding way more at an NBA playoff game, and yet ... they're still in the heavy flirting with a chance of banging stage.

The rapper was courtside in Houston Tuesday night for the Rockets-Thunder game and must've thought rubbing Kylie's inner thigh would bring his hometown Rockets good luck.

This comes on the heels of Coachella ... where sources at the music fest tell us Kylie showed up to support Travis as he headlined the second biggest stage. KJ was there with her own pals, but the social media clip of them holding hands doesn't lie.

We're told they were super flirty in the desert, and although nothing was consummated ... all signs point to it happening soon. Our sources add ... they've been close for years, since they both appeared in a Justine Skye music video.

#TravisScott & #KylieJenner were reportedly spotted holding hands 👀 @travisscott @kyliejenner #WSHH

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From the looks of it, they moved a BIG step closer to banging in Houston.

Timing might not be great -- he's touring with Kendrick Lamar this summer, and she's fresh off the breakup with Tyga breakup.

But as they say, the best way to get over a rapper is to find another one ... who can pay his bills.

Prince Toronto Home Hits the Market For a Fortune!!!

4/26/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

It's as if Prince never left his former crib -- his magic touch is all over the place and it can be yours for a VERY shiny penny.

The Purple One's former Toronto pad is back on the market for $13,186,500. And talk about a huge jump in market value -- the house was listed at just under $9.5 mil 2 years ago.

The 14,500 square foot compound has subtle -- and not so subtle -- reminders that Prince once lived there from 2001 to 2006 when he was married to Manuela Testolini.

From the purple carpet in the basement to his stamps on dining room doors and the iron-type desk where he wrote and read, there's constant reminders of his revering presence. 

We're told the seller yanked the listing shortly after the singer's death because the seller didn't want to make it look like he was capitalizing on Prince's passing.

And how's this for a bonus: the lucky buyer will live in the same neighborhood as one of Drake's.

Victor Brewda of Forest Hill Real Estate and Barry Cohen of RE/MAX are repping the seller.

John Legend Trump's Worst Person Ever As For Obama's Wall St. Speech ...

4/26/2017 6:27 AM PDT

John Legend detests Donald Trump, so much so that the prez has earned a distinction -- worst person Legend has ever encountered in public life.

John's 100 day report card is predictable ... F, F, F, F, F. 

As for Obama pocketing $400k for a Wall St. speech, Legend doesn't think there's anything wrong with it ... because you can be against Wall St. corruption and not generally against Wall St.

Safe to say ... Legend has written Trump off not just for 100 days, but for 4 years.

Drake My Views from 90210 ... Pretty Badass

4/25/2017 8:48 AM PDT

Drake's been livin' the high life in a Beverly Hills mansion ... and it's fit for a king.

Drizzy's been chillin' in BH since wrapping his European tour 'cause nothing screams R&R like a 6 bed, 7.5 bath mansion spread over 11,000 square feet! The pool, game room and gym don't hurt either.

The home, courtesy of Airbnb, also comes with a 24/7 personal butler.

Judging by the pic he posted, the rapper is having no problem making the new pad feel just like home.

Thank you for the gift of this home @airbnb. Great stay!

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