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Florida Shooting Students Burning the Midnight Oil ... For Gun Control & School!!

4/18/2018 1:17 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Two familiar faces from March For Our Lives and the #NeverAgain movement need to start #NeverSleepingAgain 'cause juggling gun control rallies with high school ain't easy.

We got Marjory Stoneman Douglas High juniors Cameron Kasky and Jaclyn Corin Wednesday at LAX ... and it was clear life hasn't slowed down for them, nearly a month after the march in D.C.

For starters ... they're in L.A. to participate in the ABC special "WE Day California" ... a summit for student leaders that'll also feature renowned speakers and celebs. While seniors like David Hogg are nearly done with school ... Jaclyn and Cam are still knee-deep in their books. 

They both admitted it's creating a challenge for them, and other Parkland kids -- how to balance school work, while remaining active in their now national movement.

In part, they say it requires some very understanding teachers, but the rest of it's on them -- and one of 'em seems to be handling it better than the other.

Southwest Airlines In-Cabin Video After Engine Explosion ... One Passenger Killed

4/17/2018 11:06 AM PDT
Breaking News

4:30 PM PT -- The one fatality is the woman who was sucked out of the window, TMZ has learned. Passengers said Jennifer Riordan's entire upper body was outside and she was bleeding profusely before others were able to pull her back inside the cabin. They performed CPR on her for up to 20 minutes.  

1:18 PM PT -- One person is confirmed dead, according to a rep for the National Transportation Safety Board.Southwest Airlines passengers were remarkably calm moments after one of the plane's engines was shredded by something -- despite the fact one of them was almost sucked out of the cabin.

The images from the Tuesday morning flight -- which made an emergency landing in Philadelphia -- are pretty terrifying. Shrapnel from the left wing turbine apparently flew back and shattered a cabin window, and witnesses say, if not for the aid of her fellow passengers ... one woman would have been sucked through the opening.

Video shot by one of the passengers shows the oxygen masks deployed, but the cabin is eerily quiet, other than a rush of wind. 

The plane, which was on its way from NYC to Dallas, managed to touch down relatively safely in Philly. Only one passenger was taken to the hospital.

According to one witness ... a passenger suffered a heart attack, but that hasn't been confirmed. Southwest and the NTSB are investigating what caused the engine damage.

Stan Lee Denies Elder Abuse ... Leave Me and My Friends Alone!!!

4/12/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Stan Lee is mad as hell over reports he's being abused and taken advantage of, because he says they're completely untrue ... and he's going to do whatever it takes to set the record straight.

The legendary Marvel creator tells TMZ ... material recently published about him and his friends -- specifically Keya Morgan -- is nothing but slander. Lee says the claims are "hateful and harmful" and he can't even believe some of the accusations.

Stan's adamant he's not being mistreated, and suggests someone might have a personal vendetta. In any event, he's ready to take legal action against any media outlets wrongly trashing him.

As we've reported ... Lee's endured several rough months. He's been dealing with a bizarre blood heist, millions of dollars disappearing, pneumonia, and the death of his wife.

The man's fed up. 'Nuff said. 

Donald Trump Fire at Trump Tower!!! One Dead, 4 Injured

4/7/2018 3:24 PM PDT
Breaking News

5:15 PM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... a 67-year-old man has died in the fire. According to FDNY, he was the occupant of the 50th floor apartment where the fire occurred. The fire's reportedly under control but smoke conditions on the floors above are still being dealt with.

4:30 PM PT -- FDNY remains on the scene of the 4-alarm fire, and along with one serious civilian injury ... 4 non-life-threatening injuries to firefighters have been reported.

4:00 PM PT -- Trump may have spoke too soon, because FDNY's reporting the Trump Tower fire's now a 4-alarm, and there's been at least one serious injury to a civilian.

3:45 PM PT -- The Prez says the fire at Trump Tower is out, adding ... "Very confined (well built building). Firemen (and women) did a great job. THANK YOU!"

Donald Trump's got another fire to deal with ... this time a literal one at his Trump Tower in NYC.

The famous skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan is ablaze -- reportedly on its 50th floor -- and witnesses say it started off looking small with just a little bit of smoke ... then doubled in seconds.

The fire was initially labeled as a 2-alarm fire ... but has recently been upgraded to a 3-alarm fire by FDNY. There are currently no injuries reported.

Trump Tower serves as the headquarters for The Trump Organization, and many members of the President's family live there or have lived there.

It's unclear at this time what caused the fire, but fire trucks are on the scene and cops have blocked off the streets surrounding the building.

'Big Brother 2' Winner Dr. Will Kirby to the Rescue ... Twice!!!

4/7/2018 2:46 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Dr. Will Kirby, known for being one of the best 'Big Brother' winners of all time, scored a 2-for-1 deal at the movies Friday night -- see one film ... help save 2 lives.

Sources at Cinemark Playa Vista in L.A. tell us ... the Doc was with his wife watching "Blockers" when people began screaming in the middle of it and the lights came on. We're told they were shouting for medical assistance for a man having a seizure in the front row.

Dr. Will sprinted down and stabilized the man for about 20 minutes until EMS showed up and took him to the hospital. We're told management then addressed the crowd, Will got a standing ovation ... and they played the second half of the film.

That's a lot of action already, but it didn't stop there. We're told as Will was leaving, theater workers caught him and asked if he could help care for a girl who was seeing "A Quiet Place" who'd also suffered a seizure. Dr. Will stepped up again and stabilized her until help arrived ... and got another standing O.

We spoke to Kirby, who tells us ... "It was an amazing feeling to put my skills to use ... and unbelievably refreshing to see how positive, helpful and truly concerned all the moviegoers were. People were helping in any way possible to complete strangers, which was inspiring."

He also says Cinemark hooked him up with a bunch of free movie passes.

Dana White Conor McGregor Is '100%' Fighting ... This Year!!

4/4/2018 1:50 PM PDT
Breaking News

Conor McGregor didn’t step up to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223, but Dana White says it’s a “100%” certainty the Irishman fights in the Octagon again -- THIS YEAR.

But, bad news for Conor – he won’t be coming back a UFC champion.

Dana just dropped the bombshell at the news conference for UFC 223 in Brooklyn .... confirming McGregor will continue his MMA career sometime in 2018. 

But, as the UFC prez has told us in the past, Conor's gonna have to drop his 155-pound belt as soon as Khabib and Max Holloway get it on at 223.

As for McGregor's opponent -- Dana didn't say. But, the winner of Khabib vs. Max for the UFC lightweight title would make sense as Conor’s matchup.

Khabib and Max also got in their shots at the Q&A sesh ... with Khabib mocking Holloway for thinking he stands a chance against him.

That got Max FIRED UP ... and we got a feeling Khabib's in for a serious scrap come Saturday. 

YouTube Shooter Made Contact With Local Police ... Hours Before Shooting

4/4/2018 6:46 AM PDT

The YouTube shooter had a run-in with cops just hours before she opened fire at the media company's headquarters -- but they apparently thought nothing was amiss.

Nasim Aghdam's father, Ismail Aghdam, says he and his family had reported his daughter missing in Southern California before police in Mountain View, CA -- about 30 miles from YouTube HQ -- contacted them early Tuesday morning. 

He says cops told him she'd been found and everything was "under control" -- despite Ismail claiming he'd initially told authorities she might go to YouTube because she "hated" the company for allegedly censoring her videos.

Mountain View police confirm officers encountered Aghdam Tuesday asleep in her car in a parking lot. They ran her plates and found it matched the description of a missing person, and when officers made contact ... they concluded all was well, notifying her family.

Hours later, she shot and injured 3 people at the YouTube campus before killing herself.

Ex-RNC Chair Michael Steele Trump's Amazon Beef is Fake News ... He Just Hates Bezos' Paper!

4/3/2018 2:51 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele says he sees right through President Trump's beef with Jeff Bezos ... and says it ain't about Amazon, it's just politics and the newspaper Bezos owns.

We got the conservative pundit Tuesday in D.C., and he said Trump's tweet storm claiming Amazon is screwing the U.S. Postal Service is a BS smokescreen for his hatred of the Washington Post ... which Bezos bought back in 2013. 

POTUS drags WaPo almost daily as "fake news," and now his tweets targeting Amazon is hitting Bezos hard in the wallet. His personal net worth has dropped about $16 billion, and Amazon stock also dropped. 

Steele says Bezos has to decide how, or if, to fight back against Trump. We threw out one suggestion ... admittedly, it's some prime trolling. 

David Hogg Forget the UCs ... Come to New Mexico State, It's On Us!

4/3/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

David Hogg might not be good enough for the University of California -- despite his activism -- but he's now got something in his back pocket ... a possible full ride in New Mexico!

TMZ has obtained an acceptance letter from the Dean of the Honors College at New Mexico State University. Dr. Miriam S. Chaiken was pleased to inform Hogg he was welcome at the campus ... and so are all the other Parkland student leaders.

In the letter, Chaiken says she's been inspired by the work David and his fellow students were doing in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High shootings ... taking to the streets and demanding new gun control laws.

She writes, "Please tell David, Emma (Gonzalez), and any other of your student leaders, that they are welcome at the William Conroy Honors College and at New Mexico State University." Chaiken goes on ... "I can assure them that they will be admitted to our university, and I will personally make it my commitment to raise as much funding as I can to support them with scholarships."

Sounds like a full ride for Hogg and co. Then again, the specifics are a little vague. 

He's also got at least three other options on the table to consider. Always nice to have a safety school. 

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Parents Freaked Out Over New Gun Threat

3/30/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

6:19 AM PT -- We've learned the father of the student who made the threat later met with police and turned over a black handgun, a magazine, 6 bullets and an airsoft pistol.

A student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School made threats with a gun and ammunition against another student, and parents want to know if more danger lurks on campus ... yet the school has gone radio silent.

A student at the school posted these ominous pics with a clear target ... a fellow student he accused of stealing his Gucci sandals. The student in question posted this ominous warning, "Catch me out here n****," along with, "Anyone know josh at Stoneman Douglas he's light skin where's Gucci glasses and jeans that look like a 4 year old drew on em hmu."

Cops came to the school last week and arrested the student for making criminal threats. He told cops the bullets were his dad's and the gun was real ... it was a BB gun. And there's this ... according to the police report, his Fortnite gamer tag name is NickCruz ... the same name as the notorious shooter.

The parent of the student who was targeted went to the school to find out if the student who was arrested would be back on campus. According to the parent's lawyer, Bradford Cohen, the school refuses to give an answer, which has freaked out a number of students and parents.

Cohen tells TMZ this is not about suing the school ... it's purely about safety.

We reached out to the school but so far no word back. 

David Hogg Ingraham's Apology Is Fake ... Just For Advertisers' Sake

3/29/2018 1:40 PM PDT
Breaking News

David Hogg is basically telling Fox News host Laura Ingraham to take her apology and shove it ... or, at the very least, make it more sincere.

The Parkland, FL teen just fired back at Ingraham saying she's sorry for calling Hogg a whiner over his college rejections. Hogg thinks her mea culpa was done merely "to save your advertisers" ... and it's not good enough for him.

Hogg says, "I will only accept your apology only if you denounce the way your network has treated my friends and I in this fight."

The father of a Marjory Stoneman Douglas student who was killed was first to blast Ingraham for her apology, and David co-signed.

As we reported, multiple advertisers on Ingraham's Fox News show -- including TripAdvisor, Nestle and Wayfair -- have pulled their spots after Hogg called for a boycott of her show.

Stormy Daniels We're a Happy Family of 4 ... If Ya Include My Muscle!!!

3/29/2018 10:38 AM PDT

Stormy Daniels and her immediate family aren't letting her showdown with President Trump slow down their daily activities, but she is rolling with oversized protection now.

Stormy was out in her hometown of Dallas on Wednesday with her husband Glendon Crain -- the guy with shades, no sleeves -- and their daughter.

If the ex-porn star seems kinda carefree, probably has a lot to do with the bodyguard -- big, tall, with earbuds -- shadowing her.

Stormy's little girl is the child she referenced on "60 Minutes" when describing the 2011 threat she says she got from a strange guy in Las Vegas. She claims the man said, "That's a beautiful little girl. It'd be a shame if something happened to her mom."

Her lawyer, Michael Avenatti believes the threat can only be traced back to 2 people -- Trump or his attorney, Michael Cohen.

Stormy's not sweating it now. Her strip club tour resumes Thursday night in Nashville.

Laura Ingraham Advertisers Drop Show For Mocking of David Hogg

3/29/2018 10:11 AM PDT
Breaking News

Laura Ingraham's show is taking a hit for her going after Parkland leader David Hogg ... TMZ has learned.

The FOX News host has lost the backing of TripAdvisor, a key advertiser on her show. The move comes on the heels of what some feel was Ingraham cyberbullying 17-year-old Hogg. A TridAdvisor rep tells us ... it doesn't condone her inappropriate comments, adding, "In our view, these statements focused on a high school student, cross the line of decency."

In the more bad news department, for Ingraham ... the pet food line Nutrish, owned by Rachael Ray, also announced Thursday it's pulling ads from her show.

As we reported ... Hogg called for a boycott of Ingraham on the heels of the anchor tweeting Hogg whined about getting rejected by 4 colleges, and called out specific companies like TripAdvisor, AT&T and Hulu asking why they support cyberbullying.

For the record -- Hogg was not whining.

7:10 PM PT -- More companies have announced they're pulling ads from Ingraham's show, including Johnson & Johnson, Stitch Fix, Hulu, Joseph A. Banks, Wayfair, Nestle and Expedia.

10:20 AM PT -- Laura's now apologizing for "any upset or hurt my tweet caused [David] or any of the brave victims of Parkland."

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