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Serena Williams Backstage Sesh with Bruno Mars ... Mom's Night Out

10/19/2017 10:58 AM PDT
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Serena Williams, fiance Alexis Ohanian and Marc Anthony all rocked with Bruno Mars backstage before his concert in Miami Wednesday night ... but Serena's bod stole the show.

The tennis superstar just gave birth to baby Alexis a little over a month ago ... and she's already squeezin' into a skin-tight dress from gal pal Eva Longoria.

You could tell Serena and Alex were PUMPED to get some face time with Bruno backstage ... and later during the show, jammin' to "Just the Way You Are" with Marc. 

But Serena says not even an "amazing" Bruno show can compare to mom life ... 'cause cuddlin' up with Alexis after the concert is "priceless."

File under: Awwww.

LFO Singer Devin Lima Tumor Found Going Into Surgery

10/19/2017 8:57 AM PDT
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LFO singer Devin Lima is going into surgery after doctors found a massive tumor -- and the health scare comes 7 years after his fellow bandmate died of leukemia. 

Sources close to the group tell TMZ, doctors went in Thursday morning to remove the benign tumor, which is sitting on his adrenal gland. We're told it was discovered a few weeks ago.

The '90s band was ramping up for a national tour, but that's on hold since Devin will need recovery time. We're told he is expected to be fine though.

LFO member Rich Cronin died tragically from leukemia in September 2010. He was only 36.

Devin seems to be keeping a positive outlook. He and Brad Fischetti promised fans they'll be back on the road ASAP.

Nick Cannon Hey, Kids ... Stay the Hell Away from Hollywood!!!

10/19/2017 6:39 AM PDT
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Nick Cannon's advice to parents looking to get their child actors into Hollywood? Don't.

We got Nick out at LAX Wednesday and wanted to get his take on whether kids are safe in the industry following Reese Witherspoon's revelation she was sexually assaulted by a director as a 16-year-old. She confessed the harrowing experience amid Harvey Weinstein's continuing fallout. 

Nick -- himself a kid actor, performer and teenage star -- had zero hesitation about where he stands: kids shouldn't be working ... especially in Hollywood. 

Steely Dan's Donald Fagen Insurance Co. Stiffing Me for Canceled Tour

10/18/2017 4:53 PM PDT
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Kanye West and Donald Fagen have something in common -- major beef with the insurance companies for their tours, and like Yeezy ... Fagen's suing his, claiming it's failed to pay up.

The Steely Dan singer says he took out a policy with International Insurance Company of Hannover to cover his 28 solo tour dates this year in North America and Japan. As bad luck would have it ... Donald says he got sick in September with an upper respiratory tract infection, severe sore throat as well as sinus and headache pains.

The illness came just one week after his musical partner Walter Becker passed away.

Donald had to cancel his remaining shows, and filed a claim for the insurer to cover any financial losses due to the canceled gigs. In the suit, obtained by TMZ, Donald says the company gave him the runaround, demanding more paperwork and medical opinions.

As we first reported, Kanye filed a similar lawsuit against Lloyd's of London after his breakdown last year forced an early end to his tour.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's fed up ... and wants a judge to force his insurer to fork over more than $1 million.

Ozzfest Sues OZY Fest Ripped Off Ozzy's Namesake!!!

10/18/2017 3:15 PM PDT
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Someone's trying to make a buck off Ozzy Osbourne's name and his long-running concert festival ... according to a new lawsuit.

Ozzy's company's unleashing their lawyers on a Central Park music event called OZY Fest -- short for OZY Fusion Fest -- which went down this past July and featured acts like Jason Derulo and Talib Kweli. Despite the name ... rock's Prince of Darkness, Ozzy, was NOT part of the lineup.

According to the suit, Ozzfest -- which has been a thing for more than 20 years -- fired off a cease and desist letter, warning that  the event, and its logo, were confusing music fans. OZY Fest claimed it wasn't a concert, and more of a "media-focused event" -- whatever that means.

Team Ozzy's calling BS, especially because OZY Fest's own website describes it as an "all-day party that brings together incredible music." So, yeah ... just like Ozzy's incredibly popular and already established festival.

Ozzfest is suing to prevent an encore use of the name, and for profits from that July show.

Justin Trudeau Breaks Down Over Gord Downie Death

10/18/2017 1:55 PM PDT
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Justin Trudeau needs a hug today, and some tissues -- the Canadian Prime Minister completely lost it while talking about the death of his friend, The Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie.

Trudeau was a huge fan of the beloved Canadian rock band, and went to their last gig a year ago.

He addressed Downie's death Wednesday, saying Gord loved Canada deeply and wanted to make it a better place. As he fought back tears, Trudeau said, "We are less of a country without [him]."

Downie died Tuesday night after an almost 2-year battle with brain cancer. He was 53.

Trudeau's news conference was just the start ... he also posted a heartfelt statement honoring his pal as "a rock star, artist, and poet whose evocative lyrics came to define a country." #RIP

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
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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. 

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