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Johnny Depp Once Booted from White House Reception For Showing 'Disrespect'

6/23/2017 11:17 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Johnny Depp's disdain for the White House runs deep ... so deep he was once corralled by Secret Service agents who refused to let him shake the President's hand.

Depp, who's taking heat for his Trump assassination crack, was at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. back in January 1988 -- yeah, we know it's the '80s -- where President and Nancy Reagan held a ceremony for the fight against AIDS.

Johnny -- who was the star of "21 Jump Street," started clowning almost from the get-go. During a private tour, he picked his nose at the podium in the Press Room and flipped off the camera outside the gate.

We're told he was in the Rose Garden when he lit up a cigarette, much to the dismay of the Secret Service.

Later, during the event, Johnny was in the Blue Room when he once again lit a ciggy ... enraging the agent.

When it came time for the receiving line to meet the Prez and First Lady, the agents told Johnny he could not participate because he had shown disrespect.

Check out the PSA.

Johnny Depp White House Calls for Hollywood Backlash After Assassination Crack

6/23/2017 8:51 AM PDT
Breaking News

Johnny Depp's assassination remark about President Trump will cost him dearly ... in Hollywood ... if the White House gets its way.

Trump's been silent about Depp saying, "When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?" -- however, a White House spokesperson just said, "President Trump has condemned violence in all forms and it's sad that others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead."

The statement continues, "I hope that some of Mr. Depp's colleagues will speak out against this type of rhetoric as strongly as they would if his comments were directed to a Democrat elected official."

It's just a matter of time ... but y'know the Prez is loading up some "Pirates of the Caribbean" cracks.

Donald Trump Says Obama May Have Planted Secret Recorders In Oval Office

6/23/2017 6:46 AM PDT

Donald Trump has created an outlandish justification for suggesting 42 days ago that his conversation with then FBI Director James Comey may have been recorded ... and he's pointing the finger at Obama.

Trump said on "Fox & Friends" Friday the reason he made his now-famous oblique reference to recording Comey was that the Obama administration was so deep into surveillance it was possible his predecessor wired the Oval Office.

The suggestion ... the wiring was so surreptitious, no one noticed it when Trump moved in.

Melania was by her husband's side and made it clear ... she's all in now and doesn't miss The Big Apple.

Judge Judy Bad Form, Johnny Depp For Cracking Trump Assassination Joke

6/23/2017 6:26 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Judge Judy thinks Johnny Depp is in the clear for his Trump assassination wisecrack, but that doesn't mean she thinks it's ok.

Judy and hubby Jerry Sheindlin were in WeHo Thursday night leaving Craig's restaurant when our photog asked if Depp's quip violated the law. She dismisses that, but raises issues of taste.

It's interesting ... when our photog mentions Depp made the comment outside the U.S. of A., she doubles down and suggests certain matters of taste are simply universal.

Dennis Rodman to Trump: We Can Make Peace with N. Korea ... Together!

6/23/2017 7:10 AM PDT

Dennis Rodman just sent a message to Donald Trump -- call me, so we can make peace with North Korea together! 

And yeah, he's dead serious. 

The Worm -- who just got back from N. Korea -- sat down with Michael Strahan on 'GMA' and laid out why he thinks he and Trump can make real progress with Kim Jong-un

Strahan pushed Rodman about the fact Jong-un's a dictator and the mysterious death of ex-NK prisoner Otto Warmbier ... but Dennis continued to insist the North Koreans are good people who are just misunderstood.

While Rodman wouldn't personally take credit for Warmbier's release -- his agent sure did ... insisting Dennis' trip was a key factor in Jong-un's decision to free the 22-year-old American. 

Rodman's agent says he specifically asked about Warmier's release 3 times before this most recent trip -- and says, "I know being there had something to do with it."

Warmbier's family says BS -- insisting the NBA legend had nothing to do with it.

Congressman Cedric Richmond Slams Trump, NRA Philando Castile Was NO Threat to Cops

6/23/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

President Trump and the National Rifle Ass'n are stereotyping all black men as dangerous, and the proof is their silence over the killing of Philando Castile ... so says Congressman Cedric Richmond.

Richmond was on Capitol Hill Thursday when our photog asked about gun advocates like the President and the NRA ... both of which had nothing to say about the 2nd Amendment when it came to the killing of Castile, who told cops he was carrying a legal gun.

As you know, the cop shot Castile 7 times at point-blank range, claiming he feared for his life.

The congressman -- who also chairs the powerful Black Caucus -- is incredulous Trump and the NRA have not defended Castile's right to bear arms.

Johnny Depp Makes Trump Assassination Joke

6/22/2017 5:47 PM PDT
Breaking News

Johnny Depp apparently didn't learn a damn thing from Kathy Griffin ... he just went and made a joke about killing President Trump.

Depp was speaking to a crowd at the Glastonbury Festival Thursday when he starting talking Trump, saying ... "I think he needs help." Then he asked the crowd ... "When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?"

The crowd's reaction -- mostly cheers, but Depp still attempted to backpedal a little bit from his clear reference to John Wilkes Booth killing Abraham Lincoln in 1865.

We're guessing Depp can expect a call from the Secret Service ... stat. His comments would be controversial at any time, but especially now ... just weeks after Griffin went through the wringer.

President Trump Called Out for Cardinal Sin Driving Cart On Golf Green??

6/22/2017 7:39 AM PDT

President Trump's got a new scandal on his hands, and this one goes deep ... like the 18th hole deep.

A video's surfaced of the Prez golfing during one of his weekend trips to Bedminster, his NJ golf course. It shows Trump driving his golf cart across what many people believe to be the green -- a major party foul, as ALL golfers know.

Now, there's some debate if he's actually on the green, or just the fringe. The fellow golfers he talked to at the time didn't complain -- but the video's become a thing on the Internet.

If he is on the green, we suspect we know how POTUS would have Sean Spicer handle this one: "You guys, it's HIS golf course!"

9:45 AM PT -- Debate over. We've consulted multiple golf course employees, and they ALL agree Trump's definitely on the green. For what it's worth.

Rev. Al Sharpton If Trump Can Tweet, I Can Selfie ... It's My Nat'l Holiday Right!

6/21/2017 1:30 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

In case you haven't noticed, Al Sharpton's been taking a lot of selfies lately ... and it might be because of Donald Trump.

We got the the civil rights leader Wednesday in NYC, and asked what a lot of people have been wondering about him lately -- what up with the selfie game, Al???

He broke it down for us, and the Prez is only part of it. The other part is about that gym life.

As the Rev says ... back up, haters.

Ric Flair Kane for Mayor ... WOOOO!

6/21/2017 10:45 AM PDT
Breaking News

WWE legend Kane has some serious political firepower in his corner -- THE NATURE BOY!!!

Ric Flair just cut a WWE-style promotional video to support his friend Glenn Jacobs -- who's running for mayor of Knoxville County, Tennessee. 

Naitch even promises to hit up a local campaign rally on July 12 -- saying, "I will be there live and in color to support my very close friend, Glenn Jacobs."

And you KNOW he ain't cutting a promo without his signature sign-off ... 

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Human Rights Org Wants Rodman Removed from HOF ... Over N. Korea Ties

6/21/2017 12:40 AM PDT
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A major human rights org is calling for the Basketball Hall of Fame to BOOT Dennis Rodman over his relationship with Kim Jong-un -- saying it's not right to publicly support a "murderer." 

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation -- a non-profit org established by Congress in '94 -- is furious with The Worm over his recent visit to N. Korea and his ongoing relationship with the country's leader. 

VOC says KJU has "blood on his hands" for the "murder" of American citizen, Otto Warmbier, and they're demanding Rodman either condemn Jong-un ... or else. 

"Dennis Rodman’s complacency and coddling of Kim Jong-un romanticizes and makes light of how dangerous North Korea is to it's own people and Americans who travel there. Removing Rodman from the Hall of Fame will send a message that all Americans are united against this regime."

The VOC has started a petition on Change.org to get Dennis out of the HOF -- and exec. director Marion Smith is putting pressure on the NBA to essentially excommunicate him from the pro basketball community. 

We've reached out to Rodman's camp for comment -- so far, no word back. 

N. Korean Prisoner Otto Warmbier Dead at 22

6/19/2017 1:53 PM PDT
Breaking News

Otto Warmbier -- the U.S. citizen who was just released by North Korea -- died Monday in Cincinnati.

Otto was in a coma when N. Korea set him free last week. He'd been at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center since then. He was surrounded by family when he passed away ... according to a statement from the Warmbiers.

The family said, "Unfortunately, the awful torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today."

Otto, a University of Virginia student, had been sentenced to 15 years in prison last year after he allegedly tried to take down a political propaganda sign in Pyongyang. N. Korean officials claim he contracted botulism, and after they gave him a sleeping pill ... he never woke up.

Otto was 22.

President Trump said, "Melania and I offer our deepest condolences to the family of Otto Warmbier on his untimely passing. Otto’s fate deepens my Administration’s determination to prevent such tragedies from befalling innocent people at the hands of regimes that do not respect the rule of law or basic human decency."

Michelle Obama Check Out My Guns!

6/19/2017 11:36 AM PDT

Michelle Obama is continuing to move her body even after leaving the White House, and it looks like these days she could take anyone down in arm wrestling.

The former First Lady posted a series of pics from a boot camp over the weekend in Washington D.C. where she and Barack have been living since leaving the White House.

Michelle says the intense workout session is a tradition she started while in the White House and looks like it's still going strong, especially when it comes to her upper body.

One thing's for sure, Michelle and Barack are looking better than ever since leaving the White House.

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