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'RuPaul's Drag Race' Star Trump Needs Self-Identifying Lesson ... We Deserve a Voice!!!

10/23/2018 12:10 AM PDT

Before President Trump enacts new policies essentially erasing the transgender community ... Carmen Carrera wants one swing -- a diplomatic one -- at convincing him he's dead wrong.

The "RuPaul's Drag Race" star tells TMZ ... she's willing to sit down with POTUS -- despite their huge differences -- and make it clear to him that trans people DO exist and it's their right to self-identify. ICYMI, Trump's administration is reportedly considering a policy that would identify everyone by their genitalia at birth.

That's pissed off the trans community, including actress Candis Cayne who ripped Trump a new one. Carmen, however, comes in peace, and hopes 45 or his peeps are down to start a conversation with her.

Yes, he broke bread with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West with highly publicized Oval Office visits, but let's be honest -- Trump inviting Carmen, Caitlyn Jenner or anyone in the transgender community to the White House seems far-fetched.

Ball's in his court. 

Blac Chyna Wasted Appeal to Voters It's the Midterm, Bitches!!!

10/22/2018 3:01 PM PDT

Blac Chyna is ripping a page out of Taylor Swift's electoral playbook -- except Chyna's version sounds a bit more drunken ... and hysterical, TBH.

BC was leaving Mastro's in Bev Hills and, right off the bat, it was clear she had more than water at dinner. She did have a designated driver, who failed miserably at stopping Chyna from ranting about the importance of registering to vote and lots of other stuff.

Yup ... BC was dead serious about the midterm elections, but her execution was lacking. She could barely keep her balance before imploring everyone to look up their state's deadlines for voter registration.

She almost slurred her way through a breast cancer awareness statement.

Imagine how much more effective Taylor's message could have been if she had a couple margaritas beforehand!

Fittingly, her bizarre news conference came to a crashing halt when she got into an altercation with one of the photogs recording her.

Politics ... it ain't for everyone.

Candis Cayne Trump Wants to Totally Erase Us

10/22/2018 2:15 PM PDT

Actress Candis Cayne is outraged at President Trump's reported plan to enforce strict new guidelines about transgender people -- because she says his real goal is silencing the community.

Candis -- who is transgender and was featured on her pal Caitlyn Jenner's reality show -- went on "The Morning Beat" with Jai and Mikalah Monday on Out Now Radio ... and ripped Trump. She thinks it's obvious he wants to shut down any national conversation about trans people, and adds ... the policy change could have bigger implications for our democracy.

If you missed it, the Trump administration is considering a plan that would identify everyone by their genitalia ... at birth, according to a NY Times report. The trans community is pissed, as you'd expect.

Although Caitlyn had been a vocal Trump supporter, she's flipped lately -- at least on some issues -- and on Monday afternoon, she made it clear she's lockstep with Candis on Trump's reported new policy.

Remember, Caitlyn's gf, Sophia Hutchins, recently revealed Caitlyn did NOT, in fact, vote for Trump ... despite publicly stating she did.

T.I.'s Melania Video Look-alike Reports New Death Threat ... Talk of Assassins-for-Hire

10/22/2018 11:45 AM PDT

T.I.'s Melania Trump look-alike is dealing with a brand new death threat ... one so frightening, it's pushed her over the edge and now police are involved.

Melanie Marden went to the West Hollywood Sheriff's Station Sunday night to report an especially ominous and lengthy death threat via text to her personal cell phone. We're told the text mentioned the hiring of an assassin to kill her.

Melanie met with the cops and filed a report.

We're told the sender of the messages to Melanie told her they'd put a tracking device on her car and bugged her apartment. Part of the message read, "I am pleased to inform you that we have been paid to assassinate you by someone very close to you." 

As we reported ... Melanie says she'd been receiving death threats almost daily since T.I. dropped his music video with Melanie playing the stripping First Lady. It sparked a ton of backlash, but Melanie insisted she had no regrets about taking the role.

As for why the latest threat rocked her so badly, we're told all the other previous ones were posted on social media. We're told Melanie was especially freaked out because the text means someone has her phone number ... and possibly even more personal info.

Jerry Jones Hails African American Museum Trip ... No Publicity Stunt

10/22/2018 11:12 AM PDT

Jerry Jones says Monday's team trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture was not a P.R. stunt to ingratiate him with black fans ... it was the players who pushed for the visit. 

TMZ Sports spoke with the Dallas Cowboys owner outside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. -- where JJ was flanked by a team of armed guards -- and asked about the criticism he's been receiving online. 

Here's the breakdown ... after the team announced the trip, there was an immediate backlash from people who called it a "PR gesture. Nothing more" to help Jerry -- who's been one of Colin Kaepernick's most vocal critics

So, kudos to our camera guy who asked Jerry directly if it was a publicity stunt -- and this is how Jones responded. 

"Well, I don’t think that the case. This is a player effort and our players wanted to do this. It’s their great idea and we sure wanted to do it and be a part of it."

Jones also raved about how much he loves D.C. -- saying the city "Makes ya proud to be a part of America."

He added, "Just to be here it’s always fabulous to get to come up here. To play Washington and get to just be reminded of what a great nation this is."

We also asked if the team was still considering bringing back Dez Bryant

Jerry shot that down -- and defended his current WRs. 

We also spoke with head coach Jason Garrett about how he plans to get the team back in the W column and why the trip to the African American Museum was important to him. 

Jamal Khashoggi Saudis Use Body Double ... To Cover Up Murder

10/22/2018 7:11 AM PDT

It's pretty clear now ... the Saudis planned to kill Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi from the get-go, because they had a decoy ready, complete with disguise.

There's surveillance video, obtained by CNN, showing Mustafa al-Madani -- apparently part of the hit squad that tortured and killed Khashoggi -- strolling around a famous Turkish Mosque just hours after Khashoggi entered the Saudi Embassy.

Al-Madani was wearing a fake beard and wearing the same outfit as Khashoggi. The 2 men are roughly the same height and weight.

The Saudis have clearly been lying from the get-go ... no doubt to protect Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The latest version is that Khashoggi got in a fight with 15 young, fit guys inside the Embassy.

Billy Eichner Trump's an 'Evil Piece of S***'

10/22/2018 6:26 AM PDT

Billy Eichner cannot contain his rage over Donald Trump, and the most recent trigger is the Trump Administration's move to rigidly define gender.

Eichner's contempt for Trump is palatable ... this in the wake of the administration's move to define gender as a "biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth."

Our photog got the "Billy on the Street" star at LAX Sunday, and he doesn't sound overly confident that a blue wave will sweep the country next month. 

It's all about the vote. 

George Lopez on Hooters Incident I'm Trump's Kind of Guy Now!!!

10/21/2018 4:30 PM PDT

George Lopez and Donald Trump may finally see eye-to-eye on something after a scuffle GL was involved in last weekend at a Hooters ... according to George himself.

We got the comedian Sunday at LAX, where we asked about his run-in with a fan who claims George grabbed his neck in a video of the altercation obtained by TMZ. In our clip ... you can see what appears to be George getting handsy with the dude.

George stays tight-lipped on the whole thing -- not wanting to reveal who he thinks was at fault -- but, he does drop one interesting nugget on us ... Trump probably would've been down for the way George handled it -- ya know, 'cause of that whole body slamming thing.

In case you forgot ... Trump praised Congressman Greg Gianforte for putting a reporter on his back last year, saying anyone who could do a full body slam was "my kind of guy."

George certainly remembers the comment, and he seems to imply that his own run-in might've been more than just a neck grab. Oh ... he's also got some (hilarious) thoughts on the Dodgers returning to the World Series to face the Boston Red Sox. 

Ex-RNC Chair on Khashoggi Yeah, Sure, a 'Fist Fight' Broke Out ... Calls BS on Saudi Arabia

10/21/2018 3:50 PM PDT

The former head of the RNC doesn't believe a word of Saudi Arabia's explanation of how journalist Jamal Khashoggi died, and he doesn't buy Trump's denial of financial ties there.

We got Michael Steele Saturday at the L.A. Convention Center during Politicon 2018 and asked what he made of Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor insisting that Khashoggi had gotten into a fist fight inside the country's consulate in Turkey ... which led to his death.

It's clear he thinks the Saudi Arabian goverment's full of it -- as he describes just how unlikely it is for such a scenario to play out ... especially in light of how brutal his murder has been described by Turkish officials. He's said to have been dismembered.

As for Trump very publicly declaring he has "no financial interests in Saudi Arabia" ... Mike's got a theory on that too. Funny how one word can change the meaning of something so drastically ... which the President is no stranger to at this point. #WordsMatter

Ben Stein Mitch McConnell Attack ... It's So Nazi

10/21/2018 10:00 AM PDT

Ben Stein says the guy who attacked Mitch McConnell Friday night is like a brownshirt in the early days of the Nazi Party.

We got Ben Saturday at Politicon in L.A., and he was disgusted by the video TMZ posted, showing a restaurant patron verbally assaulting McConnell and his wife at a Louisville, Kentucky restaurant. The person who shot the video told us before the attack, the patron grabbed McConnell's doggie bag and threw it out the door.

Ben is consistent ... saying the verbal assault against Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats are just as bad as what happened to the Majority Leader.

Ben says we've reached a point where mob rule seems to be in vogue, and he thinks it's a frontal threat to democracy.

Chris Christie Attack on Mitch McConnell Will Drive Politicians Underground

10/21/2018 7:49 AM PDT

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, is outraged at this weekend's verbal assault against Senator Mitch McConnell, saying attacks like this will make politicians hostages in their own homes.

We got the former Gov on Saturday at Politicon in L.A., and he was clearly upset by what went down Friday night at a Louisville, Kentucky restaurant, where a patron apparently slammed his fists down on the table where McConnell and his wife were sitting, grabbed his doggie bag, and threw the food out the door ... then started to berate the Majority Leader.

Christie says, if politicians isolate themselves from the public out of fear they'll be assaulted, then we all lose.

Check out how Christie invokes the name of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ... this in response to whether McConnell should have struck back.

And you gotta hear how Christie defends Donald Trump for applauding the congressman who body slammed a reporter.  

Prince Harry & Meghan Our Kid Could Be President ... But There's a Catch

10/21/2018 12:50 AM PDT

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have an interesting decision to make -- it has nothing to do with baby names, but it will decide whether their firstborn can be President ... of the good ole U.S. of A.

We did some digging and discovered Harry and Meghan will need to fill out special paperwork to make their royal baby a naturalized U.S. citizen. They have to sign it, not the kid -- meaning, he or she will have no choice in whether they can be an American. 

The baby doesn't get an automatic U.S. citizenship because Meghan -- who will still be an American citizen when she gives birth -- and her child won't be living in the States. Hence, the special form is a must.

Our palace sources confirm Meghan intends to become a British citizen, but it's unclear if she will renounce her U.S. citizenship ... which makes the decision over her kid's citizenship so fascinating.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have until the child's 18th birthday to fill out the paperwork. If they get through the red tape -- and let's face it, the Royals can handle red tape -- the kid will be eligible to run for U.S. Prez.    

Remember, Harry and Meghan's first child -- Victoria, Albert or whoever -- will be 7th in line for the British throne, while still satisfying the requirements to become POTUS. Kinda cool. 

T.I.'s Melania Video Look-alike Stripper Getting Death Threats

10/21/2018 12:40 AM PDT

The woman playing the role of Melania Trump and T.I.'s personal lap dancer in the rapper's salacious video has no regrets taking the gig, despite getting a bunch of death threats. 

Melanie Marden tells TMZ ... her life has been threatened on a daily basis. She can't believe people are so riled up they're going after an actress just trying to make a living.

And, speaking of people with time on their hands, Melanie takes aim at the First Lady's reps for taking the rap vid waaaay too seriously.  

The actress thinks everyone needs to chill and focus on real problems, like finding a cure for cancer. 

Melanie's not backing down from portraying the First Lady in an extremely sexual light, but she concedes the video could have been presented in a better way. 

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