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Kellyanne Conway Says Melania Is 'Superior' First Lady ... to Michelle Obama

4/23/2018 6:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kellyanne Conway says Melania Trump is a "superior" First Lady to Michelle Obama ... and the country is lucky to have her. 

Yep, that's the word she used. 

We spotted the White House counselor in D.C. and asked about reports that Melania has gotten the cold shoulder from U.S. magazines while Obama appeared on at least a dozen during Barack's 8 years in office. 

"Melania Trump is such a superior and excellent First Lady," Kellyanne told TMZ ... "This country is so lucky to have her."

Conway proceeded to rave about Melania's achievements ... calling her a wonderful role model for women and girls.

"I don't think she needs to be on the cover of a magazine for everyone to see how wonderful her work is."

Ex-NFL Kicker Jay Feely Gun in Daughter's Prom Pic Was a Damn Joke!

4/22/2018 11:52 AM PDT

Former NFL kicker Jay Feely is clearing up the controversy around a photo he posted with a gun at his daughter's prom date's side ... saying it was all a joke.

Feely tweeted a clarification Sunday about a pic he posted Saturday as he sent his daughter to her prom with a guy ... with Jay in between them and a pistol in his hand.

He says the pics was clearly meant as a joke, and that his kid had been dating the dude for at least a year. Feely also pointed out that the gun wasn't loaded and didn't have a clip inside, adding he didn't mean to be insensitive about the subject, which is a hot topic these days.

In his original post, Feely referenced a scene from "Bad Boys 2," in which Martin Lawrence's character intimidates a guy who comes over to take his daughter out on a date. Will Smith gets in on the interrogation, too, for a hilarious moment ... but a lot of folks didn't find Feely's take quite as funny. He was getting dragged on social media left and right.

Who knew joking around with guns would be such a lightning rod issue? 

Barbara Bush Family, Friends, Clintons & Obamas Attend Former First Lady's Funeral

4/21/2018 9:29 AM PDT

Barbara Bush is being laid to rest, and hundreds have gathered to pay their respects and celebrate the life of a woman who was wife of a president and mother of another.

The former First Lady's funeral is being held in Houston at St Martin's Episcopal Church Saturday, and those in attendance include her husband George H. W. Bush, sons George W. and Jeb Bush and their wives and kids, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack and Michelle Obama, and First Lady Melania Trump.

President Trump chose not to attend to avoid added security complications and out of respect for the Bush family.

As we reported ... Barbara died Tuesday surrounded by her loved ones. She had suffered from congestive heart failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

She will be buried at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas, next to her daughter Robin, who died from leukemia as a child.

Bush served as First Lady of the U.S. from 1989 to 1993, and was known for working to make advancements in universal literacy and founding the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.

Barbara was 92.

RIP

Ex-MSNBC Anchor Thomas Roberts I Don't Want Trump (or Russia) Money ... But It's Good For Charity!!!

4/20/2018 11:00 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

Thomas Roberts got paid $25k to co-host Donald Trump's 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, but now he says he doesn't know where that money came from ... so he's giving it away to a good cause.

The former MSNBC anchor was being honored at a gathering of donors and advocates for Human Rights Campaign in D.C. last week, and instead of simply saying thanks, he went a step further with a donation ... along with a playful jab at the Prez.

Roberts is one of the only journalists to have traveled with Trump to Russia, and says he did so in 2013 not only to co-host the pageant with Mel B ... but to stand up to the country's crackdown on LGBTQ people as an out, gay man at a high-profile event.

Now, he feels the best way to continue to champion that cause is to give the $25,000 back to the HRC ... where it can do the most good.

Bernie Sanders Happy to Stand with Cardi B ... Social Security Needs Her

4/20/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Cardi B standing shoulder to shoulder with Sen. Bernie Sanders -- something he'd love to see if she's serious about her love of the Social Security Administration. 

We got the Vermont senator Thursday at Reagan National Airport in D.C., and asked him about Cardi dropping some knowledge. She shouted out President FDR in a GQ interview, and called him the real 'Make America Great Again' prez for starting Social Security.

Bernie seemed impressed Ms. Bodak Yellow was down for the cause. He told us he'd love to see her get more involved.

Cardi and Bernie rallying together on Capitol Hill? Oh, God please!

Donald Trump Putin Bragged About Russian Hookers ... According to Comey Memo

4/19/2018 7:05 PM PDT
Breaking News

Donald Trump said Vladimir Putin boasted to him about the quality of hookers in his country ... this according to one of James Comey's memos.

Several media outlets have obtained the memos by the ex-FBI Director, and one of them is already adding spice to the Mueller investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 election ... or at least rumors involving Trump and hookers.

In the memo, Comey claims POTUS said Russia's Prez told him ... "We have some of the most beautiful hookers in the world."

So far, no further context to the memo ... so it's unclear why Putin would tell Trump that, or why Trump would tell Comey about the alleged convo. One thing that is clear ... the GOP House members' request for Comey's memos just got way more interesting.

Sen. Tammy Duckworth Brings Her Baby to Vote at Work ... Thanks to HER New Rule!

4/19/2018 1:43 PM PDT

Sen. Tammy Duckworth just made history, baby ... by bringing her newborn daughter to Capitol Hill to vote on something, thanks to a new rule she helped push through the Senate.

Duckworth -- who just gave birth earlier this month -- wheeled herself onto the Senate floor Thursday in D.C., where she cast a vote on the confirmation of a new NASA administrator, Jim Bridenstine. She ended up voting nay ... but the guy got cleared with 50 GOP yeas.

Still, her presence was felt ... considering up until Wednesday, children of any age were not allowed to be on the Senate floor during votes. However, all 100 senators unanimously passed a resolution this week allowing an exception for newborns. 

Tammy spearheaded the initiative, not wanting to be away from her baby girl, but still seeking to carry out her duty as Illinois' duly elected Senator. Mission accomplished.

The Obamas Summer's Almost Here So, Let's Build a Swimming Pool!!!

4/19/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Barack and Michelle Obama have decided 2 summers without a swimming pool were enough ... so with another summer around the corner, they are finally gonna build one.

Obama's post-presidential pad in Washington, D.C. -- the one they first rented back in 2016 and then plunked down $8.1 million to buy last year -- is undergoing construction for a new swimming pool.

According to building permits, obtained by TMZ, work includes construction for a brand spankin' new residential swimming pool ... an in-ground pool, of course. Barack was the 44th prez, after all. The pool will also feature a terrace of sorts.

Barack and Michelle got the permit application process going in January ... and there has been a series of reviews in the months that followed -- from plumbing and electrical to several mechanical corrections.

Nothing like a staycation after a SICK 2017 vacation.

Stormy Daniels Trump Can't Shake Me ... And I'm Still Shaking My Boobs!

4/19/2018 7:31 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Stormy Daniels is flaunting her multitasking, and that's not a euphemism -- she was busy stripping in Detroit Tuesday night, while still keeping the pressure on President Trump.

The porn star did 3 shows at Truth Gentlemen’s Club in the D. These pics are from the early show at 8 PM ... which might explain the thin crowd. The club was expecting a capacity crowd of 800, but no dice.

Can't knock Stormy's hustle though -- she made the appearance smack in the heat of her battle with Donald Trump and his attorney, Michael Cohen. Days after going to court in NYC, and unveiling the infamous sketch of the guy who allegedly threatened her ... there she was shaking her real moneymaker.

If the Trump suit doesn't work out ... girl's gotta make a buck.

Karen McDougal Settles National Enquirer Suit ... Free to Cash in on Trump!!!

4/18/2018 3:05 PM PDT
Breaking News

Ex-Playmate Karen McDougal is clear to spill the beans about her alleged affair with Donald Trump ... and, perhaps most importantly to her, make a ton o' money off it.

McDougal had sued the National Enquirer's parent company, American Media, over a non-disclosure agreement she signed with them in 2016. She got $150k and some promotional perks, and the Enquirer got her exclusive story about the 2006 affair with Trump. She sued to get out of the deal.

Well, they reached a settlement ... according to the New York Times, and is now allowed to talk all she wants about her Trump relationship. You'll recall, McDougal sat down with Anderson Cooper last month for a CNN special.

So, why does the settlement matter? It's pretty clear based on the terms, which include American Media getting $75k of any future profits Karen makes off selling the Trump story.

Start the countdown to Karen's tell-all book hitting stores -- but ya gotta wonder what's left for her to reveal. The NYT says she also gets to keep her $150k fee.

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.

Stormy Daniels 1,500 Tips Pour in for Suspect Sketch

4/18/2018 11:14 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Stormy Daniels' team has been flooded with tips on who her threatening mystery man might be less than 24 hours after she revealed the sketch, but she can't say she's that much closer to finding him.

Stormy's lawyer, Michael Avenatti, tells TMZ her legal team has received well over 1,500 tips on potential leads for ID'ing Stormy's alleged perpetrator. However, he says they've only deemed a couple hundred or so credible enough to pursue.

Avenatti wouldn't elaborate on what differentiated credible versus non-credible tips -- but we can take a guess. TONS of people took to Twitter Tuesday after Stormy revealed the sketch on "The View" to compare it to a bunch of celebs ... most notably, Tom Brady. Some even think it looks like Stormy's husband.

As for the legit leads ... Avenatti says Stormy's team has dedicated 40-60 man hours so far running them down. He says they have people on the ground in Vegas, CA and NY.

For the record ... law enforcement sources in Vegas tell us authorities there have not received any calls about the potential identity of Stormy's mystery man, and they're not investigating the matter.

Stormy Daniels About the Suspect Sketch ... I Might Be Banging That Dude!

4/18/2018 7:00 AM PDT
Breaking News

There's a good reason Stormy Daniels nailed the description of the man she says threatened her way back in 2011 ... 'cause he looks exactly like the guy sleeping next to her!

Look, we're not saying Stormy's husband, Brendon Miller, IS the guy who warned her to back off Trump -- we're just saying she might have gotten a little confused while talking to the sketch artist. 

Fact is, the suspect sketch IS a dead ringer for Brendon ... the porn actor who married Stormy in 2010, mind you. So, he was on the scene when the alleged threat went down in Las Vegas.

Naturally, Stormy's archenemy, Prez Trump ain't buying anything about the sketch. 

Anyway, looks like Tom Brady's got company if cops ever do a lineup. 

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