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Dennis Rodman Uses Women's Restroom at Airport ... While Bumping Staind

6/23/2017 2:45 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

He's worn dresses ... maybe that's why Dennis Rodman felt so comfortable using the women's restroom at Long Beach airport Wednesday night.

A female witness tells us she noticed Dennis in the airport around 9 PM -- but couldn't believe it when she saw The Worm walk straight into the women's restroom while blasting Staind's "It's Been Awhile" on his mini-speaker.

We're told he was inside for about a minute -- and acted normal while a bunch of confused women looked on ... some doing double takes.

Ultimately, he left without issue and went on his merry way ... continuing to play that Staind song.

Dr. Luke Settles With Kesha's Mom Drops Defamation Suit

6/23/2017 1:55 PM PDT
Breaking News

Dr. Luke's nearly 3 year saga in a defamation lawsuit against Kesha's mom is finally over -- the suit's been dropped and they've reached a settlement.

TMZ broke the story ... the music producer claimed in a 2014 lawsuit that Pebe Sebert orchestrated a smear campaign of sexual lies against him. He also claimed Pebe wanted Kesha to break her contract with him, and when she couldn't, Pebe got Kesha to spread lies that he raped her.

But the parties have now agreed to dismiss the case with prejudice -- meaning it can't be refiled. Translation: They settled it, and one thing Luke got was a statement from Pebe regarding his sexual assault case with Kesha.

According to the statement ... "Pebe admits she has no firsthand knowledge of the events occurring on the night of the alleged rape. Pebe was not present that night. At that time, Pebe was in Nashville, and Kesha was in Los Angeles. The dispute between Kesha and Dr. Luke about the events of that night is the subject of the New York case, and will be decided in that case."

As we reported ... Pebe countersued Dr. Luke claiming he tormented and abused her by allegedly date raping her daughter. That case was dropped in April 2016.

Eminem Slim Shady Quit Shaving

6/23/2017 11:17 AM PDT

Will the real Slim Shady please stand up ... because that dude with the beard standing between Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar can't be him, can it?

Eminem posed for a pic with his fellow rap gods and label mates ... along with famed West Coast hip-hop producer FredWreck. It was Wreck's birthday, but Marshall Mathers stole the spotlight with his new facial hair.

The normally baby-faced rapper premiered his scruff at the premiere of "The Defiant Ones" in L.A. Thursday night ... a documentary about the partnership between Dre and Jimmy Iovine.

Brandy Serenaded by Common ... After Health Scare

6/23/2017 10:10 AM PDT

Brandy Norwood is doing just fine after her airplane medical emergency ... but Common treated her extra special at his concert Thursday night anyway.

The rapper brought Brandy onstage at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento and put her front and center. As he performed his 2002 track, "Come Close," she smiled and waved her arms ... then got serenaded with the final verse.

We broke the story ... Brandy fell into unconsciousness earlier this month on a Delta flight at LAX just before takeoff, and was rushed to the hospital. She said the collapse was the result of exhaustion, although at least one witness on the plane says she had taken a pill just before the medical emergency.

Zac Brown Wants Out of Court Date with Fan

6/23/2017 9:15 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Zac Brown wants a judge to excuse him from a court date to settle a fan's lawsuit.

Zac's being sued by Karen Perry, a blind woman, who says she was gravely injured during his 2015 concert at Fenway Park. She claims Zac incited the crowd to storm the disabled section where she was sitting.

According to docs ... Zac's promoter for the show, Live Nation, is stepping in to defend him at next week's scheduled mediation hearing.

Zac says the Live Nation rep who will be there has full authority to settle the lawsuit ... so there's no reason for him to show his face.

Amber Rose No Beating Around Bush Bolts From Concert with 21 Savage

6/23/2017 7:36 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Amber Rose appears to have at least one bush backer in rapper 21 Savage ... after they left a show together in L.A.

We got them Thursday night walking out of the Belasco Theater where there was a music show put on by Red Bull. They got into his red Ferrari, and since it only seats 2 ... the math was looking good for a hookup.

Amber's not shy ... she claims she hasn't had any sex partners this year because work's kept her so busy, there's "no time for penis." Raises the question: for whom is she bringing that bush back?

21 Savage might have the answer.

Aaron Carter Hospitalized After Getting Bullied

6/23/2017 7:04 AM PDT

Aaron Carter ended up in the hospital, apparently for exhaustion, following a concert -- the cherry on top of an awful night, which he says included some major body shaming.

The singer performed at the HOT 107.9 concert in Syracuse Thursday night and afterward said he was headed to the ER for a checkup ... something about staying strong following a string of shows.

He also revealed he had a run-in with a fan who said he looks like he has cancer. Aaron says the fan was talking to someone else, and didn't realize he was listening, but added ... he needed to eat 5 cheeseburgers because it looks like he's dying.

Aaron took it hard, saying ... "They literally won't stop bullying me" and "I'm sorry I'm not fat enough."

Pepe Aguilar's Son Cops Plea Deal in Human Smuggling Case

6/23/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mariachi superstar Pepe Aguilar's son hopes to avoid serious prison time after striking a plea deal for smuggling a Chinese national in the trunk of his car.

Jose Emiliano Aguilar pled guilty to 1 count of failing to present an undocumented alien at the border crossing ... according to docs obtained by TMZ. We broke the story, Emiliano was caught at the border Tijuana border crossing with 4 people in the trunk.

Emiliano potentially could have been hit with 4 counts -- one for each person -- but the plea deal knocks that down to just one. Customs and Border Control had released the photo of his human cargo.

His powerhouse attorney, Jeremy Warren, tells us Emiliano made a huge mistake, takes responsibility and looks forward to being a productive member of society.

His father, Pepe ... is a Grammy-winning singer with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Emiliano's hoping for way less than the 10-year max he could get when he's sentenced in August.

Harry Styles Stepfather Dead After Cancer Battle

6/22/2017 6:24 AM PDT

Harry Styles' stepfather has passed away after battling cancer.

Robin Twist died earlier this week from cancer, according to Harry's reps. He married Harry's mother, Anne Cox, in 2013 where Harry served as best man.

Robin helped raise Harry and his sister, Gemma, through their teenage years, including through Harry's time on "The X Factor" ... which launched his and the rest of One Direction's career.

Robin leaves behind Harry's family as well as 2 other kids from another marriage.

He was 57. RIP. 

Havoc on Prodigy's Death I Nearly Crashed With My Kid When I Heard

6/22/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Prodigy's partner in Mobb Deep thought his death was one of those rumors they hear all the time, and he even joked around about it ... until he confirmed the devastating news hours later.

Havoc spoke out for the first time since Prodigy died, and told us he left Las Vegas Sunday knowing Prodigy was in the hospital. Unfortunately, that wasn't uncommon and Havoc says he wasn't too concerned -- his friend had battled sickle cell throughout their 28 years together. Plus, he'd checked up on him multiple times by phone ... and his condition was improving.

Havoc thought nothing of a "weird rumor" he heard Tuesday morning, saying ... "I was really laughing, to be honest with you."

One call to their road manager changed that.

Havoc says he made the call while driving from his 5-year-old son's kindergarten graduation -- "I could've crashed with my kids in the car."

As for remembering Prodigy with their music -- Havoc says, "I'm still f**ked up. I can't listen."

Madonna Childhood Home Hits the Market

6/22/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The house Madonna grew up in outside of Detroit is fully restored and up for sale ... and can be yours for about half a mil.

The Queen of Pop's dad and stepmother sold the Rochester Hills, Michigan home in July 2001. It almost burned to the ground in 2008, the result of suspected arson, and sat empty until 2012, when it sold for $91,700.

The current owner refurbished the home and now the 5 bedroom 3 bath, 2,700 sq. foot home is on the market for $479,900.

If Madge's childhood pad makes you vogue ... realtor Robert Kabbani of Remax is holding an open house this Saturday from 5-8 PM.

Kodak Black Judge Signs Off ... Drop the Beat, My Felon!

6/22/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kodak Black is free to hit the studio or the stage with rappers who have rap sheets while he's on house arrest ... TMZ has learned.

A judge granted his request to work with performers who have records -- which would normally be a major no-no for someone in Kodak's situation. In the order, obtained by TMZ, the judge makes it clear the exception is only for work. Also, he's cool to hang out with family members who might have records. 

We broke the story ... Kodak asked a judge if he could collab with people who've been behind bars -- successfully avoiding a return trip to jail, like his last time on house arrest.

Simon Cowell Recruits 1D, Spice Girls and The Who Members for Grenfell Tower Fire Tribute

6/21/2017 2:30 PM PDT

In response to the devastating Grenfell Tower fire ... Simon Cowell brought together a supergroup ... including Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Geri Halliwell, Pete Townshend, and Roger Daltrey for a moving tribute. 

The Artists For Grenfell gathered in a London studio over 3 days to record a new version of Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge over Troubled Water." They were just a half mile away from the tower where at least 79 were killed.

Others on the track include Nile Rodgers, Robbie Williams, Rita Ora, Jessie J, James Blunt, Bastille and Leona Lewis. In all, more than 50 artists contributed. The song is available on iTunes, and proceeds will support victims and their families.

You can also make donations at ArtistsForGrenfell.com.

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