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Frank Ocean In Your Face, Dad! Wins Defamation Suit

10/18/2017 10:43 AM PDT

Frank Ocean's father got his day in court and lost the defamation suit he filed against his son for calling him a bigot.

The singer's dad, Calvin Cooksey, had sued him ... claiming Frank defamed him with a social media post recalling a story from his childhood. Frank said his pop had called a transgender waitress "a f****t."

A judge heard the case in L.A. Tuesday, and ruled in favor of Frank ... saying Cooksey failed to prove his son had defamed him at all. Frank's attorney tells us, "It was a sad case, but we are glad that it ended in Frank's favor and that it is over."

Jay-Z's Charity Concert J Lo, Bey & Cardi B Dominate Brooklyn

10/18/2017 7:36 AM PDT

Jay-Z's got game ... judging from the smoking hot artists he attracted to his charity concert.

Jay's wife Bey, Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B were among the stars who attended Tuesday night at the third annual Tidal X benefit concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The proceeds benefited hurricane relief efforts in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico and also Mexico after its devastating earthquake last month.

Chris Brown, Fabolous, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, T.I., Daddy Yankee, Iggy Azalea were among the many stars who showed up. Rosie Perez and Lin-Manuel Miranda also made appearances.

Post Malone How to Be a Rockstar ... Multiple Attempts Required

10/18/2017 8:41 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Post Malone quickly realized technique is everything if you wanna be a guitar-smashing rock star -- but he was still able to live up to his own song title. Eventually.

Post was doing a show Tuesday night in Fort Lauderdale, when he had Postmates deliver a sweet red guitar from a local Guitar Center. We're told it cost him about $1,000.

He originally asked for 100 guitars, with the idea of smashing 'em onstage while performing his new #1 hit with 21 Savage, "Rockstar." Fortunately, he stuck with just one ... 'cause it was a bitch to break.

For those about to rock, Post salutes you! Slowly.

Gucci & Keyshia The Mane Event ... All On BET's Dime!!!

10/18/2017 7:17 AM PDT

Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka'oir finally tied the knot in front of TV cameras, all in white, with a super famous guest list, and best of all ... BET picked up the tab!

Gucci and Keyshia got hitched Tuesday night at Miami's Four Seasons Hotel, draped from head to toe in white outfits ... a theme they kept going from Gucci's knee-less proposal.

As we reported ... BET had cameras rolling for the nuptials, which aired live. The couple scored $650k for the deal -- which includes a 10-episode series -- plus the all expenses paid million-dollar wedding. Great work if ya can get it!

Keyshia and Guwop's hip-hop pals 2 Chainz and Diddy were there, along with 'RHOA' stars Kim Zolciak-Biermann and her daughter, Brielle -- plus Karrueche Tran, Big Sean, Rick Ross, Monica and more. You'll recall ... their invitations were legit.

Congrats!

Tragically Hip Singer Gord Downie Dead At 53 From Brain Cancer

10/18/2017 6:43 AM PDT
Breaking News

The Tragically Hip's frontman Gord Downie lost his battle with brain cancer Tuesday night. 

Gord was diagnosed with incurable glioblastoma after suffering a seizure in December of 2015. Instead of calling it quits, Gord and the rest of The Tragically Hip announced they'd be doing a final 15-date tour the following summer and played their final gig in Kingston, Ontario on Aug. 20, 2016.

The band produced 14 albums, at least half of which went to #1.

He continued to release solo albums until his death. His last album, the 23-song double album, "Introduce Yerself," will be released later this month. 

The Band said this ... "Gord knew this day was coming – his response was to spend this precious time as he always had – making music, making memories and expressing deep gratitude to his family and friends for a life well lived, often sealing it with a kiss… on the lips."

Gord was 53.

John Legend Expel Harvey Weinstein from Hollywood

10/18/2017 6:43 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

John Legend all but says with great power comes great responsibility ... and that's why Harvey Weinstein's ass should be banished from Hollywood -- he simply can't be trusted.

We got the singer at LAX Tuesday and he had a strong take on Harvey resigning from The Weinstein Co. Board of Directors. John says if anyone in Harvey's position abuses their power, they need to hit the road -- and men need to listen when women speak out.

We also ask John about his vineyard and if it's safe from the ravaging fires -- but it's clear John thinks there are more pressing issues.

Katy Perry Plays Fairy Godmother For Aspiring Designer!!!

10/18/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Katy Perry opened the financial floodgates for an aspiring designer who wore one of her own outfits to Katy's concert that caught Katy's eye. 

Samantha Bolton met Katy at a meet-and-greet before Monday night's "Witness: The Tour" concert at the KFC Yum Center in Louisville, Kentucky. It was supposed to be the standard pose-for-pics-share-some-hugs session, but it turned into so much more.

The 26-year-old out of Raleigh, NC tells us Katy went gaga over the outfit -- dress and shoes worth about $300 and made from over 3,000 rhinestones with Katy's tour logo front and center. Katy liked it so much she asked Samantha to design one for her AND her dog.

Katy posted a video with Samantha and the dress on her Snapchat and now Samantha's being flooded with tons of requests for the dress. Samantha's got a 9-to-5 job but hopes this will be her called card so she can become a full-blown designer.

And by the grace of God ... Samantha will. 

Busta Rhymes 'What's Up N****?!!' Squared Off to Brawl in Miami

10/17/2017 9:54 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Busta Rhymes lets his temper get the best of him -- again -- and violently shoved a guy who got all up in his face.

We're told the altercation went down at Diddy's REVOLT Music Conference in Miami. In the video, shot last weekend, Busta and the man were damn near nose-to-nose having some sort of disagreement when the dude put an arm out to keep Busta at bay -- and then the rapper snapped.

Unclear what sparked this scrap, but Busta looked ready to throw down until his crew stepped in to calm things down -- unlike a couple years ago in an NYC gym.

We broke the story when Busta threw a protein shake on an employee. He was arrested for assault but cut a deal for a reduced charge and anger management.

Could be time for a refresher.

Wu-Tang's Raekwon Sign Kaepernick to Replace Rodgers

10/17/2017 7:28 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Colin Kaepernick ain't exactly hurtin' for cash, but the Packers should absolutely show him the money -- so says Wu-Tang rapper Raekwon

We got the huge Packers fan at LAX ... and asked him about the prospect of Kaep replacing Rodgers while the star QB heals up.

"That'd be dope," Raekwon told TMZ Sports. "Kaepernick can hold the fort down ... as a starter."

The emcee gets why Kaep hasn't been picked up yet -- "it's a serious situation for the NFL" -- but at the same time, says he's got mad respect for his movement.

Whether he gets paid or not, Raekwon told us Kaep should be good -- 'cause he's made PLENTY of money playin' for the 49ers.

$43.4 MILLION, reportedly ... to be exact.

John Mayer It's My Birthday ... I'll Wear What I Want To!!!

10/17/2017 7:46 AM PDT

John Mayer is now 40 and supremely confident in his wardrobe choices ... and he flaunted it as he stepped off a plane in Rio.

John arrived in Brazil Monday -- the day he hit the big 4-0 -- to do 5 concert dates. Fans greeting him in the airport got some serious eye candy courtesy of John's floral patterned pajamas or scrubs (we really can't tell) ... and his bright red sandals.

Before you start thinking Mayer's giving up in his 40's ... we should tell you those sandals are Visvim Christos, and they go for about $600!

The dude's come a LONG way from "Your Body is a Wonderland." 

Kyrie Irving Watch Your Back In Cleveland ... Says Bone Thugs Rapper

10/17/2017 6:09 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kyrie Irving could have some serious issues when he returns to Ohio ... so says Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's Wish Bone, who thinks Irving's DEAD WRONG to say Cleveland's not a sports city.

ICYMI -- K.I. struck a chord with Cavs fans for saying he was finally playing in a "a real, live sports city" after his trade to Boston ... which was taken as throwing shade at his old city.

Wish Bone -- a huge Cavs supporter from Cleveland -- says Irving's no longer welcome in northeast Ohio ... and hints he'll have to keep his head on a swivel if he tries to walk the streets of Cleveland again.

BTW ... the Cavs and Celtics kick off their season against each other Tuesday in Ohio, so things could get interesting.

Elvis Presley Take Your Shot at the King's Gun ... If Ya Got $95k!!!

10/17/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

One of Elvis Presley's beloved pieces -- a Smith & Wesson -- can be yours, but it's gonna take a king's ransom to get it! See what we did there? 

Elvis' .38 caliber Smith & Wesson Chief Special revolver is now for sale through Moments in Time -- and it's going for a whopping $95,000 ... first come, first served.

The gun was originally purchased by The King himself at a Memphis gun shop in 1971 ... where the paperwork shows he also bought 5 other revolvers the same day. Elvis was a low-key gun nut, who often unloaded on his TVs.   

Elvis had this particular firearm engraved with his T.C.B. lighting bolt logo -- which stood for Taking Care of Business in a flash. 

We're told he eventually gifted the gun to his bodyguard, but it's unclear if Elvis ever used it. Either way, folks ... it's now or never! Yup, we did it again. 

Tom Petty Private Funeral Service at Temple ... Attended by Fam

10/16/2017 6:44 PM PDT
Breaking News

Tom Petty was honored this week in a private service that appears to have been attended by only his family and closest friends ... at the same place a Beatle was laid to rest.

Tom's daughter, AnnaKim Violette Petty, posted a handful of photos from the service Monday, which was held at the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine in the Pacific Palisades. George Harrison's funeral was also held there in 2001. He was a bandmate of Tom's in The Traveling Wilburys.

We care about each other and love our bad ass father💜

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Not many details about the procession were immediately released, but the temple was closed to the public on Monday. 

We broke the story ... Tom died earlier this month after going into full cardiac arrest ... and ultimately being taken off life support by his family. 

His official cause of death is still a mystery ... as the results of a complete autopsy are pending.

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