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Melania Trump Donald Accuser Fires Shot Your Wife's Doing What Hillary Did

10/18/2016 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1018-jessica-leeds-melania-trump-CNN-TMZ-02Jessica Leeds -- the woman who claims Donald Trump groped her on a plane 35 years ago -- says Melania Trump is no different than Hillary Clinton ... defending husbands who do bad things.

Leeds tells TMZ, she feels for Melania, who's now in the hot seat for defending Donald in the wake of various allegations by women. Leeds says Melania's defense of her husband is no different than Hillary's defense of Bill Clinton.

Leeds says, "The wives are in a difficult position if they want to save their marriage," adding, "They'll make compromises and accept the good with the bad." 

She also says, "I feel it's terrible Melania is being viewed as sympathetic when Donald is beating up on Hillary for doing the same with Bill."

As for Melania's comment that the allegations are suspicious because they're all surfacing just weeks before the election, Leeds repeated ... she was prompted to contact The New York Times after Trump denied ever actually doing the things he talked about with Billy Bush.

And she says, she never expected The Times to run her story because "it was 35 years ago and there was no way of fact checking."

Melania Trump Don't Believe All These Women

10/18/2016 6:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Melania Trump went on the offensive Tuesday, saying the women who are accusing her husband of sexual assault should be viewed with great suspicion, and it's all about timing.

Melania appeared on "Fox and Friends" and said if these accusers are real, they should prosecute their claims in a court of law, not on CNN 3 weeks before the election.

She says she was profoundly hurt by false reports she was an escort. And she thinks her husband was goaded by Billy Bush and Howard Stern.

Billie Joe Armstrong Let's Talk Kardashians ... And How Scary Trump TV Would Be

10/18/2016 6:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Green Day's frontman Billie Joe Armstrong would rather talk about the Kardashians than politics ... until you push his Donald Trump button, that is.

We got Billie in WeHo and tried throwing him a political fastball. He fouled it off, and asked for a Kardashian softball instead.

But when he got the Trump question he wanted -- on whether his supporters would rally if The Donald should lose this race -- Billie swung for the fences.  

Check out the clip -- he thinks we should keep an eye on a little something called Trump TV ... which he thinks is for one type of audience. 

Melania Trump Women Cross the Line Too ... Hit On Donald All the Time!

10/17/2016 5:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Melania Trump says it goes both ways when it comes to Donald Trump and inappropriate behavior with women, because women come on to her husband right in front of her!

Anderson Cooper asked Melania if Trump's words on the "Access Hollywood" tape describe sexual assault, and her response is surprising. She's clearly standing by her man ... and threw shade at the idea women are angels.

Melania also explained why she doesn't need anyone's sympathy.

Billy Bush Officially Done at 'Today' ... NBC Pays Up

10/17/2016 3:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1017-billy-bush-nbc-tmzBilly Bush and NBC have reached a financial settlement on his "Today" contract ... officially ending his employment with the network after the Donald Trump tape leaked. 

Sources with direct knowledge of the negotiations tell us Billy is happy with the final numbers ... which are confidential. As we reported, Bush had just joined NBC's flagship show in August, signing a 3-year deal for $3.5 million per year.

NBC suspended him after the "Access Hollywood" tape came out 10 days ago. Our sources said Bush felt the punishment was unfair because he'd openly talked about the tape in front of his bosses ... and was never disciplined.

We're told he felt like a scapegoat and was cut loose purely for PR reasons. 

An NBC memo to staffers said, "While he was a new member of the TODAY team, he was a valued colleague and longtime member of the broader NBC family. We wish success as he goes forward." 


Melania Trump I Blame Billy Bush for Donald's 'Locker Room' Mouth

10/17/2016 2:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Melania Trump is backing up the bus over Billy Bush, saying he's the only reason Donald Trump said things like "grab 'em by the p****." 

Melania told CNN's Anderson Cooper she's never heard her husband use that kind of language before the "Access Hollywood" tape's release ... and she thinks Billy encouraged him to speak that way.

Question is -- did she come up with that theory on her own, or was that the excuse Donald floated to his angry wife?

Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez Refused to Stay at Trump Hotel ... 'I Had My Reasons'

10/17/2016 10:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1017-adrian-gonzalez-donald-trump-GETTY-TMZ-01L.A. Dodgers slugger Adrian Gonzalez says he refused to stay at a Trump hotel in Chicago during a regular season road trip ... explaining, "I had my reasons."

The Dodgers usually use the Trump International Hotel & Tower when they come to the Windy City to play the Cubs -- but back in May, A-Gon asked the team to make arrangements for him to stay somewhere else.

Gonzalez didn't get into the specifics when asked about the hotel situation -- only explaining, "I had my reasons" ... according to JP Hoornstra of the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Let's get serious ... it was a Donald Trump protest move ... even if he didn't say it. 

By the way, the Dodgers did NOT stay at the Trump during the first 2 games of the NLCS in Chicago this weekend ... but the team says it has nothing to do with A-Gon or politics. 

The hotel reportedly required a non-refundable deposit to hold the rooms -- and since the Dodgers didn't know if they would be making the trip until their win over the Nats on Friday, they went somewhere else instead.

Amy Schumer Booed by Trump Fans at Tampa Show

10/17/2016 7:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Amy Schumer made the mistake of trying to rationalize with some passionate Trump supporters, and it didn't end well.

The comedian went political for a minute during Sunday's show in Tampa ... even bringing a Trump supporter onstage, and asking him why Trump's the better choice over Hillary. Check out the vid ... Amy's clearly not having it.

The crowd later turns on her when she warns anyone that yells will get thrown out of the show ... but not before throwing a jab at The Donald.


Tom Brady Trump's My Boy But I Don't Wanna Be a Distraction

10/17/2016 7:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tom Brady says he walked offstage when asked about Donald Trump's "locker room talk" because he didn't want to be a "distraction for the team" ... but says he still considers Trump a friend. 

Brady called in to the "Kirk & Callahan Show" on Monday -- when he was asked to expand on his relationship with Trump. 

"I met him probably 15, 16 years ago," Brady said ... "We’ve played golf together many, many times and I’ve always had a good time with him."

"He’s been a friend of mine. He’s supported our team. He’s supported the Patriots. He’s been on the Patriots sideline a lot. He’s always called me after games to encourage me over the course of 15 years. That’s kind of the way it is."

When asked why he shut down the "locker room talk" question last week -- Brady said, "It’s just the way it is right now."

"Obviously there’s a lot of headlines to make, and I’ve tried not to make a lot of headlines. I’ve been in an organization where we’re taught to say very little, we have respect for our opponents and we don’t do the trash-talking."

"The thing I’ve always thought is I don’t want to be a distraction for the team. That’s what my goal is. Not that there are things I’ve said and done that haven’t been, but you try not to be. It’s just hard enough to win and prepare without the distractions so when you start having the distractions it’s even harder to prepare."

So, is Brady even gonna vote? 

"Yeah, I’ll vote ... Maybe we’ll talk about it after Super Tuesday or whatever it is."

Bill Cosby Accuser We Helped Trump's 'Victims' Come Forward

10/17/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

One of Bill Cosby's accusers says she and all the other women who have spoken out against the comedian empowered Donald Trump's alleged victims.

Sarita Butterfield -- a former Playboy model who claims Cosby groped her -- scoffs at cynics who think it's all too coincidental for these women to come forward on the heels of the election.

And Butterfield urges the women to hire the attorney she thinks is the greatest legal eagle since Brandeis.

Donald Trump 'Apprentice' Accuser's Friend She Told Me About Alleged Groping Years Ago

10/16/2016 12:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Former 'Apprentice' contestant Summer Zervos was not silent about her claims Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in 2007 -- this according to her friend and her attorney, Gloria Allred.

Allred held a news conference to defend her client against critics attempting to poke holes in her story. She was joined by Ann Russo -- a social worker and close friend of Zervo -- who said Summer told her of Trump's aggressive sexual behavior back in 2010. Russo strongly defended Zervos ... and offered an interesting explanation as to why she took so long to go public with her accusations.

As we've said ... Trump has denied the alleged incident.

Allred also attempted to discredit Zervos' cousin, John Barry -- who claims Summer praised Trump -- by trotting out text messages she says he sent to Summer ... including one where he calls himself a "loser."


Anderson Silva Hillary on Steroids ... That's Some BS!

10/16/2016 7:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UFC legend Anderson Silva is calling out Donald Trump for suggesting Hillary Clinton is using performance enhancing drugs.

Silva, who was busted and suspended for anabolic steroid use, was leaving Arclight theater in Hollywood ... when we asked him about Trump's call for drug testing before this week's final Presidential debate.

Check out his response -- Silva clearly doesn't think the testing in the political Octagon is necessary, but thinks he knows why Trump even made it an issue.

Lil Jon Trump Called Me 'Uncle Tom' On 'Celeb Apprentice'

10/15/2016 1:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1015-lil-john-donald-trump-tmz-01Lil Jon says Donald Trump referred to him as "Uncle Tom" during his stint as a contestant on "Celebrity Apprentice" ... but he's not sure there was any ill will behind the comment. 

A report by The Daily Beast says during an episode of Jon's season, the rapper dressed as Uncle Sam. The report states Trump -- on more than one occasion -- referred to a dressed-up Lil Jon as "Uncle Tom."

Jon posted about the report Friday night, saying, "When this "Uncle Tom" incident happened on Celebrity Apprentice in the boardroom several of my castmates and I addressed Mr. Trump immediately when we heard the comment. I can't say if he knew what he was actually saying or not, but he did stop using that term once we explained it's offensiveness."

The rapper ended with, "I also want to be clear that I don't agree with many of the statements Mr. Trump has said during his current run for President."

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