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Mystikal All Smiles for Rape Case Surrender ... 'Pray for Me'

8/22/2017 12:45 PM PDT

Mystikal was chatty and nonchalant as cameras followed him into a sheriff's station to turn himself in on a rape charge.

As we reported ... the rapper turned himself in Monday to the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Department where he was booked for 1 count of first degree rape.

Check it out ... judging from his casual demeanor, Mystikal makes it seem as if this is all just one gigantic misunderstanding. He had been wanted by cops but they were unable to track him down until now. He's being held on a $2 million bond.

Another man was also charged in connection to the crime. A woman is wanted for accessory to rape but she says it's all bogus.

Meek Mill I'm Just Like Drake ... I Airball 3's Too!

8/22/2017 11:39 AM PDT

If you thought Meek Mill and Drake had NOTHING in common, TMZ Sports has hilarious video to prove you totally wrong ... Meek airballin' 3's just like his former hip-hop rival!

You might remember ... Drake drew nothing but air warming up with the Kentucky Wildcats a few years ago, and has been roasted on the 'net about it since.

Meek got his chance to one-up his rival at James Harden's JH-Town charity game this past weekend, but the Philly spitter came up waaay short -- bricking a trifecta of 3's during warm-ups.

In all fairness to Meek, this was for a good cause ... but still, work on that form, bro.

Billy Joel Wears Yellow Star of David Onstage ... Post-Charlottesville

8/22/2017 10:29 AM PDT

Billy Joel made a bold statement about the times we live in during a show by rocking the yellow Star of David ... this amid neo-Nazi rallies being held across the country.

Billy was performing Monday night at NYC's Madison Square Garden, and he bore a Star of David patch on both the breast of his coat as well as on his back. 

He was raised by Jewish parents, and has described himself as culturally Jewish.

The political move comes on the heels of a violent protest in Charlottesville, where one woman was killed by an alleged participant in the neo-Nazi rally ... when hordes of white supremacists and neo-Nazis took to the streets, chanting "Jews will not replace us!"

Jews were forced to wear the Star of David in Nazi-occupied Europe leading up to World War II ... which ultimately led to the extermination of 6 million Jews.

Billy didn't appear to directly address the patch Monday, but not much needs to be said here to get his point.

Demi Lovato Tapped for National Anthem ... For Conor, Floyd Fight

8/22/2017 9:09 AM PDT
Breaking News

Demi Lovato has signed on to sing the national anthem at the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight on August 26 ... Showtime has confirmed.

Lovato is a HUUUUGE fight fan. She's not only a regular at UFC fights, but also trains MMA at Jay Glazer's gym in Los Angeles.

She also just released her new single, "Sorry Not Sorry," last month -- so the timing is great for her.

Also, Diddy and Mark Wahlberg are making a $200k bet on the fight (doubling down on their Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight bet).

Diddy has Floyd. Mark has Conor. Mark lost the first bet and paid the money to charity. Guessing it's the same plan for this fight.

The Chainsmokers Forget The Main Stage ... We're Wedding Singers Now!!

8/22/2017 8:50 AM PDT

What do The Chainsmokers and Adam Sandler have in common? They both can play wedding singer.

The duo's Andrew Taggart belted out several Chainsmokers cuts, including hit song "Closer," over the weekend at his buddy's wedding reception at Philly's Rittenhouse Hotel. But instead of a video wall, Andrew had a band behind him.

We're told Andrew and the groom went to Syracuse together, and he was one of the groomsmen in the wedding, while Alex Pall, the other half of the duo, was a guest.

It's pretty cool considering the duo performed for thousands at the Convention Center in L.A. and there were only about 200 people at the wedding.

Scooter Braun Democrats Push Him To Run for Cali Governor

8/22/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Scooter Braun will be running for Governor of California ... if some very powerful CA democrats have their way.

We've learned a number of Democratic fundraisers and political operatives in the state have approached Braun, because they believe, as one source put it, the current candidates -- Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa are flawed.

Braun, who manages Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Usher and Kanye, has immersed himself in the Democratic political system over the last year ... doing fundraising for Hillary Clinton.

We're told there was something of a groundswell -- Scooter for Governor -- after he gave an emotional speech at Ariana Grande's Manchester concert to raise money for the victims of the terror attack.

No word on whether Scooter is seriously considering a run, or whether he'll change his name if he does ... but there's definitely interest from the Democratic Party.

Selena Gomez & The Weeknd Hangin' On for Dear Life!!!

8/22/2017 7:40 AM PDT

Selena Gomez and The Weeknd are not only inseparable ... they're attached.

The couple squeezed in some grocery shopping Monday in L.A. and squeezed each other. They hit up a local organic market in the middle of the day.

The couple began dating right before Abel kicked off his huge world tour on the heels of his album, "Starboy," in January. He's on a break right now before the second leg begins in September and Selena's clearly got a tight grasp ... still.

Justin's clearly in her rear view.

Desiigner Hey, Tommy Lee ... Thanks for Paving The (Mile High) Way!

8/22/2017 7:17 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Desiigner sends a big thank-you to Tommy Lee for opening the door to sex 35,000 feet in the air.

We got the "Panda" rapper at LAX Monday and he was gleeful about the video TMZ posted showing Tommy Lee and gf Brittany Furlan gettin' some in the head on an AA jet.

Desiigner seems to have high praise for American for being cool about it. As we reported, AA sources tell us there are various reasons why more than one person goes into a lavatory, and they don't pry.

It seems Desiigner has already been inducted into the Mile High Club.

Ray J, Princess Love Dog Almost Dies ... Locked in a Closet

8/22/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ray J and Princess Love's dog almost died after being left in a closet for days without food or water ... and they think the pooch was accidentally left there by a construction worker. 

Sources close to the couple tell us ... Ray and PL took a trip recently to celebrate their anniversary/her bday -- when they returned ... they found one of their Maltese dogs unconscious in the closet.

We're told Ray J and Princess are renovating their home, and construction crews were there when they were away. They say one of the workers told them they put Coco in the closet while they were doing work in the room, and just forgot to let her out.

RJ and PL say when they found Coco she was having seizures. They rushed her to the vet, where she was treated for 4 days. They shelled out more than $5k in vet bills.

We're told Coco suffered permanent organ damage and has to undergo kidney treatment for the rest of her life. Ray and Princess are considering their next move.

RJ and PL have sent the construction company the bill, but they say that's only part of what they're out. 

Mystikal Rape Accuser Said It Never Happened Alleged Accomplice Claims

8/22/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The woman wanted by cops for allegedly being an accessory to rape involving Mystikal says she can prove the alleged victim wasn't sexually assaulted by the rapper. 

Tenichia Wafford is wanted because cops say she tried to strong-arm the alleged victim into dropping charges that Mystikal and another man raped her in October of last year in Louisiana.

Tenichia admits she called the woman, but only because they were friends, and that's when the alleged victim told her there was no rape. It's unclear if Tenichia is saying the alleged victim stated there was sexual contact with consent or no sexual contact at all. Tenichia says she recorded her conversation with the alleged victim.

Tenichia is still on the run. It's unclear why she doesn't go to the cops and try and explain things.

As we reported ... Mystikal turned himself in and was booked for first degree rape.

Justin Bieber to Photog You Were Really, Really Mean ... But Let's Talk it Out, Bro

8/21/2017 4:53 PM PDT

Justin Bieber wanted to know why a paparazzo cussed him out in the middle of the street, so he found the guy and asked him to his face.

The Biebs was hiking in Malibu Monday when he spotted the photog, who's friends with the photog Bieber accidentally ran over on his way out of church.

Bieber doesn't mince words, telling the photog in the calmest way he was hurt and upset by all the screaming and cussing.

All's well, because the 2 bro'd out, and all was good in the Bu.

Mystikal Turns Himself in on Rape Charge

8/21/2017 2:47 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

Mystikal has been arrested and charged with raping a woman in Louisiana.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the rapper turned himself in Monday to the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Department, and he was arrested and booked for first degree rape.

Shreveport PD put out the arrest warrant last week, but they hadn't been able to track him down until now. According to cops, another man, Averweone Holman, was also charged in connection with the crime.

We're told the charges stem from a 2016 incident involving a woman at a casino where Mystikal was performing ... but the details are scarce for now.

A member from Mystikal's camp tells us the charges are completely bogus, and he plans to plead not guilty.

He's being held on a $2 million bond. 

'American Idol' Alum William Hung I'm Kind Of a Big Deal ... In Chandler, Arizona

8/21/2017 3:17 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

"American Idol" alum William Hung can still pack a full house, which is exactly what happened on Saturday night at a bar in Arizona.

Will -- who went viral for his attempt at Ricky Martin's "She Bangs" on 'A.I.' in 2004 -- played at the Third Base bar in Chandler.

We're told the bar booked him for $1k and paid for his airfare and travel just so he could perform there, and Will managed to bring in some 250 patrons.

Will lived it up like a true VIP ... he got his own booth and ended up signing autographs and taking pics with fans, who also bought him shots. We'd say it helped with the nerves but, judging from the footage, he's a pro.

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