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'Morning Joe' Co-Host Mika Check Out the Rock Scarborough Bought Me

5/4/2017 1:03 PM PDT

Newly engaged "Morning Joe" host Mika Brzezinski had her new ice on when she took her dog out for a walk Thursday morning in NYC.

She and fiance, Joe Scarborough, have co-hosted the MSNBC show since 2007, and just went public with their engagement in Vanity Fair. They say Joe proposed in the South of France.

There have been longtime rumors they were dating. Both have kids from previous marriages. Joe ended his in 2013, while Mika split with her husband just over a year ago.

They say they've turned down an offer from President Trump to officiate the wedding.

Good. We're thinking he might be busy.

'Pee-wee's Playhouse' Actor Jambi the Genie Accused of Threatening to Kill Dog

4/27/2017 4:47 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

John Paragon, the actor who played Jambi the Genie on "Pee-wee's Playhouse," is being accused by a neighbor of repeatedly screaming at her to "shut her f***ing dog up!!!" and he tells TMZ ... guilty as charged.

Elizabeth MacPherson has filed for a restraining order, claiming John has a thing against her and her dog, once screaming at her for 4 hours ... "Shut that f***ing dog up asshole." She also claims he said, "I'm going to kill that f***ing dog."

We spoke with John, who says the 200 pound, white dog barks "incessantly" and numerous neighbors have complained, to no avail. He admits he's screamed at her to "shut the f***ing dog up," and she responded by flipping him off. He says he's never nor would he threaten her physically.

John says he's filed police reports and he and various neighbors have complained to animal control and a hearing is set for June.

Elizabeth says she has video of John screaming while the dog "sits complacently in the backyard."

She also says the alleged harassment has been going on for years ... back in 2014, she says she was playing bean bags with some friends and John began screaming, "Stop throwing those f***ing bags. F*** you."

United Airlines Would-Be World's Biggest Rabbit Dies Onboard Flight to U.S.

4/25/2017 5:52 PM PDT

United Airlines is catching more flak this week after a rabbit set to become the world's biggest bunny died on-board one of its flights.

The 3-foot bunny named Simon reportedly died Monday night on a United flight from Heathrow to O'Hare -- yes, really.

The breeder, Annette Edwards, says Simon was healthy before boarding ... but was found dead in the plane's cargo hold upon landing. It was reportedly on its way to a new celeb owner in the States.

The rabbits cost around $6,400 to raise, and Edwards sells them for $640 a pop. Simon, who was 10 months old, was expected to surpass his 4-foot, 4-inch dad  ... and snag the record for world's biggest.

United -- which is already dealing with a PR nightmare -- reportedly said it was saddened to hear this news and that it's trying to determine why Simon died.

Cesar Millan No Bones About It ... Dogs Have Noses for Quakes!

4/25/2017 1:17 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Cesar Millan's a firm believer in dogs' ability to sniff out earthquake danger ... especially after the video of one pooch fleeing during the big one Monday in Chile.

The 'Dog Whisperer' was leaving Madeo in WeHo when we asked him about the dachshund caught in the 7.1 magnitude shaker. Cesar said it's no old wives' tale ... dogs are tuned in to this kinda stuff, and they're not the only ones. He added ... all of this is old news, if ya live on a farm.

City folk. Whatcha gonna do with 'em?

Chile Earthquake Little Hot Dog Runs for Life

4/24/2017 4:14 PM PDT
Breaking News

The moment a massive earthquake struck off the coast of Chile Monday an adorable little dog sprang into action ... running for his life.

The harrowing moment was captured on video by a guy in Valparaiso, Chile -- the 7.1 magnitude quake struck 22 miles off the coast of the port city. He was outside on his deck when the shaking hit and the pup, looks like a dachshund, started barking and sprinting.

The dog eventually makes it into the apartment and finds its owners. There are no immediate reports of damage or serious injuries.

They say dogs can supposedly sense when earthquakes are coming, so maybe the little guy was trying to warn everyone.

Brooke Hogan I FOUND MY LOST DOG ... She's Safe!

4/19/2017 9:40 AM PDT
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Great news ... Brooke Hogan's missing dog, Molly, has been FOUND -- and she's alive and well and totally not eaten by coyotes!!!! 

As we previously reported, Molly -- an 11-year-old Pomeranian -- went MIA on Monday night while Brook's friend was dog sitting.

The big fear ... Molly was lost in the San Fernando Valley which has an issue with coyotes hunting small pets. Jessica Simpson's dog was snatched a few years ago.

But Molly SURVIVED!!!

Brooke tells us a Good Samaritan found Molly after a 24 hour search and posted her photo on a lost dog website. The person who found Molly was several miles away from where she went missing.

Brooke sent us a thank you message once she got Molly home safely.

Brooke Hogan My Dog's Looking for Me! That's Why She Fled Dog Sitter

4/18/2017 4:36 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Brooke Hogan's missing dog, Molly, is out wandering the streets looking for her owner ... at least that's why Brooke thinks she bolted 24 hours ago.

Brooke tells us she left her 11-year-old Pomeranian in the care of a friend for the first time while she went out of town, and left some very specific instructions that weren't followed.

Brooke says she got the bad news while she was mid-flight and hurried home. She's back in Van Nuys, CA now ... searching for Molly. So far, no dice.

We're told Molly was last seen by a neighbor around 3 PM Monday, a few blocks from the dog sitter's home. As for a tracking chip ... Brooke explained why Molly doesn't have one.

Brooke's offering a "very nice reward" to anyone who helps get Molly home safely.

Dream Hotel Founder LiLo's Party Pal ... Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty

4/18/2017 10:04 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Dream Hotel founder Vikram Chatwal, formerly a close friend of Lindsay Lohan, has struck a plea deal in his bizarre animal cruelty case.

TMZ broke the story ... NYPD arrested Chatwal in October for walking up to 2 dogs and burning them with an aerosol can and lighter. He was booked for felony criminal mischief and 3 misdemeanors ... animal torture, reckless endangerment and arson.

He's now pleading guilty to 2 misdemeanors, including attempted aggravated animal cruelty ... according to the Manhattan D.A.'s Office. Under the deal, Chatwal must undergo extensive psychological and drug treatment, do 5 days community service and pay $1,039 in restitution to the ASPCA.

He also has to register as an animal abuser, and will be placed under a 5-year animal ban ... which means he can't own or have custody of any animals.

Brooke Hogan Help Me Find My Dog Hulk Springs into Action

4/18/2017 6:26 AM PDT

Brooke Hogan is sick with grief ... her pooch has gone missing so now her dad has mobilized his troops to hep find her.

Hulk put out a call for "HULKAMANIACS" in Van Nuys ... where Molly was last seen. Brooke posted the sad news on Instagram, saying Molly was last seen Monday afternoon. She's begging anyone in the area to keep their eyes open.

Brooke says, "She is my baby and my life."

APB Hulkamaniacs ... find that dog and maybe he'll give you a bandanna.

Carrie Fisher Return of the Princess's Dog Post-Star Wars Celebration

4/16/2017 7:14 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Gary Fisher -- aka Gary the Dog, aka Carrie Fisher's beloved French Bulldog -- came in for a soft landing at LAX Saturday, under the watchful eye of his new owner.

Corby McCoin, Carrie's assistant, is now Gary's caretaker.  As we reported, initially Carrie's family said Billie would care for Carey, but ultimately it made more sense for Corby to do the honors since the dog had more of a connection to her.

Gary was flying back from The Last Jedi panel in Orlando, where he was a big hit.

FYI ... Gary should have been on a leash at LAX per City ordinance, but he's been through a lot so everyone cut him a break.

K-9 Main Suspect In Police Vandalism!!!

4/12/2017 9:05 AM PDT

Cops in Georgia are dealing with a doggone mess ... but cops are right on the suspect's tail.

FOX 5 Atlanta posted this photo that shows the aftermath inside a Roswell, GA police station ... the poor box never had a chance against the super smug K-9.

Gotta ask ... WHO LET THE DOG OUT?!

#SorryNotSorry

Richard Simmons Sighting ... Of His New Dog?

4/4/2017 8:40 AM PDT

Richard Simmons can stay in hiding, but his new dog would still have to get out and do its biz, right?

Richard's longtime housekeeper, Teresa Reveles, was spotted outside his house walking a pooch. We don't know if it's her pet or Richard's ... but it would be awesome if it was his.

You'll recall Richard's beloved dalmatian, Hattie, died right around the time of his last public sighting 3 years ago. People close to him believed it was a big part of his depression.

If the new pup is Richard's, it could be a sign he's bouncing back. As we've reported ... police recently went to his house for a welfare check, and we're told he's just fine.

Richard's camp says the woman pictured is not Reveles, but another housekeeper who works for Simmons.

Mike Epps Brings Kangaroo Onstage Some Fans Claim Animal Abuse

4/2/2017 1:31 PM PDT
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Mike Epps brought a kangaroo onstage that appeared to be in distress ... now many of Epps' fans are pissed, and some are even calling it animal abuse.

Epps performed Friday in Detroit at the Festival of Laughs comedy tour, when a man came out with a kangaroo on a leash. Epps egged on the handler to make the kangaroo partake in the show, and grabbed the leash, holding the animal for a photo.

The handler also carried the 'roo around as it appeared to attempt to run off the stage. Several ticket holders were infuriated, saying ... "They're trash for doing this," and describing the scene as "violence" and "animal abuse." 

The handler is Javon Stacks, who went viral last week for walking around Detroit with a kangaroo on a leash. He told MLive.com it's part of a travelling exotic zoo, and claimed to have the proper licenses.

We checked, and it's illegal to own a kangaroo in Detroit, but a rep for city Animal Control tells TMZ ... because the animal appears to be from out of town, it would be up to state and federal authorities to decide if a crime had occurred. 

Stacks told us the kangaroo was not harmed in any way Friday night, and the harness he used is not only legal -- but preferable to a collar which could hurt the animal. 

After the show, Epps posted a backstage video of himself with a different kangaroo which makes it seem like he anticipated backlash. He captioned the clip, "Yeh look how nice Iam 2 him! Theses guys are license zoo keepers ! #iloveanimals." He later deleted the post.

We reached out to Epps' rep ... so far no word back.

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