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Saudi Arabia Journalist Got into Fistfight ... Caused His Death

10/19/2018 4:03 PM PDT
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Journalist Jamal Khashoggi got into a brawl inside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Turkey ... and that led to his death ... according to Saudi officials finally speaking out about the controversial and brutal incident.

The Saudi kingdom's public prosecutor says the Washington Post reporter -- who was last seen inside the Saudi Consulate on October 2 -- got into an argument with men inside the building, and a fistfight broke out. The prosecutor isn't saying what sparked the argument, or how Khashoggi actually died.

The prosecutor says 18 Saudis have been arrested in connection to the case.

Turkish officials have claimed Khashoggi -- a harsh critic of the Saudi kingdom -- was dismembered inside the Consulate by a team of more than 10 Saudi agents.

His body has not been recovered. 

Brett Kavanaugh Man Arrested for Threats to Kill Two Senators Who Supported Nomination

10/19/2018 9:36 AM PDT
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Police arrested a Long Island man they say was threatening to kill two U.S. Senators who voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ronald Derisi was charged with threatening to kill the 2 lawmakers. The complaint does not say which Senators were targeted.

According to the criminal complaint, one of the Senators received a voicemail on Sept. 27 at 4:55 PM. The caller said, "It's a 9 millimeter. Side of your f***ing skull you scumbag motherf*****."

The caller concluded the voicemail with, "Yeah, Kavanaugh, I don't think so."

And, the same Senator received another voicemail at his office in his home state -- which is not New York -- also on Sept. 27 at 5:42 PM. The caller said, "We're tired of this guy sucking taxpayers' money! Getting a free f***ing ride! How many more years you gonna do it? None! He's a dead man! 9 millimeter, side of the f***ing head! If f***ing Kavanaugh gets in, he's dead f***ing meat! Actually, even if Kavanaugh doesn't get in he's dead f***ing meat. 9 millimeter, side of the head, you f***ing old bastard."

The feds say the Senator's office provided 10 voicemails.  

As for the second Senator, a voicemail was left that said, "You f***ing twit, you better pray this guy don't get in. You f***ing moron." And, another message, "Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock."

According to the feds, Derisi made most of the calls from a pre-paid cell phone. The FBI was able to track him down because he used his debit card to buy the phone.

Karlie Kloss Marries Jared Kushner's Bro

10/19/2018 6:57 AM PDT
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Model Karlie Kloss is officially off the market ... she tied the knot with Jared Kushner's baby brother, Joshua

The face of Estée Lauder and Adidas married Joshua on Thursday, less than 3 months after announcing their engagement ... and they had a small, Jewish ceremony in upstate New York. The 26-year-old model and 33-year-old entrepreneur started dating way back in 2012.  

Mazel tov!

Holiday dinners are gonna be interesting -- Karlie and Joshua broke family ranks earlier this year when they attended the March for Our Lives in D.C.

Still, Ivanka Trump and Jared reportedly attended the wedding.

Although Karlie was vocal about voting for Hillary Clinton -- Ivanka gushed on social media about Karlie joining the family after the engagement news . 

Padma Lakshmi Trump's Killed the Funny ... In the U.S. of A.

10/19/2018 6:28 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Padma Lakshmi says things are so bad in the U.S. of A. now, she and lots of others have lost their ability to laugh.

We got the "Top Chef" host Thursday in NYC, and she doubled down on her take that Donald Trump is a racist and a bigot.

Beyond that ... Padma bemoans that it's hard to laugh and be funny with Trump at the helm.

Trump 's latest antics ... celebrating the Montana congressman who body slammed a reporter during the campaign.  

Rep. French Hill I've Got Nothing to Do with Offensive Ad Targeting Black Voters

10/18/2018 6:29 PM PDT
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Arkansas Rep. French Hill says he had absolutely nothing to do with the shocking radio ad targeting black voters with threats of white Democrats lynching black men accused of rape by white women.

French called the political ad appalling and outrageous ... saying there's no room in his state for this nonsense and making clear he in no way supports the messages. 

The ad is running on Arkansas radio stations popular within the black community. 

Basically, the ad suggests French and the GOP will protect black men against white women making unfounded claims of rape.

The political spot also draws a direct connection to the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, theorizing if HE had to go through that ... imagine what it means for black men. The overall theme echoes one of President Trump's favorite new catchphrases ... guilty until proven innocent. 

President Trump Sea of Immigrants Marching to U.S. ... If Mexico Doesn't Stop 'em, Our Military Will!!!

10/18/2018 8:58 AM PDT

President Trump's watching his worst nightmare unfold -- more than 1,500 immigrants marching from Honduras to the U.S., and he's vowing our troops will stop them ... if Mexico can't get the job done. 

The sea of humanity -- which started last week with fewer than 200 people -- is currently approaching Mexico, hell-bent on steaming toward the U.S. border. Images like this caught Trump's eye Thursday morning, and he started leveling a slew of threats -- including cutting off aid to Central American countries and demanding Mexico intervene.

For what it's worth ... Mexico seems to have gotten the message, and is sending hundreds of federal cops to try to stem the caravan.

A very similar situation unfolded earlier this year when a group of 1,200 people set out for the United States. Only about 150 made it to the border crossing at Tijuana, seeking asylum.

The President is blaming the Democrats, this time around, for encouraging the caravans. If Mexican police don't get the job done ... this will get interesting. 

Rep. Cedric Richmond Trump's a Racist

10/17/2018 1:07 PM PDT
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The leader of the free world is a racist, and Donald Trump's history of prejudice against minorities dates back long before he became POTUS ... so says Rep. Cedric Richmond

The U.S. Congressman and Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus didn't dance around the subject ... saying on "TMZ Live" Wednesday Trump is a racist and racially challenged, and the terms are interchangeable when it comes to 45. 

Check out the clip ... Cedric says Trump's racism stretches back over three decades to the Central Park 5, and continued through his Presidency with Charlottesville and his attacks against Maxine Waters, Don Lemon and LeBron James

Cedric says Trump presumes guilt when any minority is accused of a crime, because DT views black people as criminals ... adding Trump's hypocrisy is evident to this day with his defense of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the Saudi Arabian Crowned Prince.  

Taylor Swift Vote Early!!! It's Written All Over My Toes

10/17/2018 7:53 AM PDT

Taylor Swift is back on election day soapbox, and this time she's got a new message -- start voting now ... if you can.

Taylor urged her fans Wednesday morning to follow in her footsteps and learn more about the early voting process. She says, "Something I wish I knew about when I was 18 and voting for the first time: EARLY VOTING. It makes it so quick and easy to go and cast your vote before November 6."

Ten years later, T-Swift's got it all figured out. She points out early voting opens today in Tennessee, her home state. And just to prove she's a serious patriot, Taylor included a pic of her red, white, and blue toenails. 'Merica!!!

Taylor had an enormous impact on the election a couple weeks ago when she -- for the first time -- shared her political views. She revealed who she was supporting for Congress in Tennessee, and encouraged everyone, regardless of party affiliation, to vote.

Voter registration increased nationally by hundreds of thousands immediately after that.

Hillary Clinton Hits Keep Coming ... Secret Service Van Crashes in Garage

10/16/2018 3:31 PM PDT

Hillary Clinton hit a snag on her way to a fundraiser ... well, to be exact, the SUV she was riding in smacked into a cement pole, and came to a screeching halt.

Hillary, reportedly accompanied by her trusted aide, Huma Abedin, was in a Secret Service van Monday night in New Jersey headed to an event for Sen. Bob Menendez. As the van pulled into a parking garage -- with camera rolling -- it looks like her driver just cut the turn way too tight, and ... DOH!

Moments later, Hillary seemed unharmed as she stepped out of the van. The Secret Service tells us there were no injuries reported, and Jersey City cops are investigating the crash. Should be a pretty quick investigation.

It's been a tough few days for the former First Lady. She's also been taking heat for saying Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky wasn't an abuse of power.

Chance the Rapper He'll Be Next to Me Campaigning Says Mayoral Candidate Enyia

10/16/2018 2:25 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The candidate Chance the Rapper's endorsing for mayor of Chicago says his support goes way beyond the typical celeb endorsement, because he's going to be a key player in her campaign. 

We spoke with Amara Enyia Tuesday shortly after Chance announced he was endorsing her in the race to get Rahm Emanuel's office when he steps down next year.

She tells us Chance's backing is more than a "flash in the pan," and the proof will be evident on the campaign trail. Not that the hometown hero needs to prove himself -- Amara reminded us Chance has walked the walk in Chicago ... donating millions to the city's public school system and other services. 

Amara compares Chance's shift into politics to people like Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West, who've both gotten in some face time with the President over different issues.

She welcomes that engagement though ... and for good reason too.

T.I.'s Melania Video He Crossed a Line, No Spouses or Kids Says Presidential Hopeful

10/16/2018 1:52 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

There are better ways to voice your displeasure for President Trump than by dragging the First Lady through the mud, and T.I. has gone waaaay too far ... so says former Barack Obama cabinet member Julian Castro

We got the former HUD Secretary Tuesday at Reagan National, and asked about T.I. portraying Melania Trump as his personal lapdancer in the Oval.

Julian says there's no room for lewd antics in our democracy. Although, we gotta say ... that's a funny response considering Trump's exchange with Stormy Daniels today.

He's adamant mafia rules should apply -- as in, spouses and kids are off limits when bashing Trump, or any other politician. Julian's speaking as a very interested party because he's said he's probably running for Prez in 2020.  

Julian remembers Obama dealing with similar attacks, but he says that doesn't give anyone the right to go after Melania. He adds, there are civil ways to disagree with Trump ... none involve strippers.

Idaho Fish & Game Commissioner Gov. Says Killing Baboons Is Wrong ... So Is Posting Pics

10/16/2018 11:31 AM PDT
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The Governor of Idaho is appalled at his former fish and game commissioner for slaughtering a family of baboons -- saying not only is the killing itself wrong -- posting a pic is just as disturbing. 

Blake Fischer came under heavy fire after sending out an email to more than 100 people that contained a photo of himself posing with 4 baboons he killed during a hunting trip in Africa. One of the baboons was a juvenile ... and a bloody gunshot wound was visible on the animal.

Fischer resigned and Governor Butch Otter issued a statement, saying, "Every member of my administration is expected to exercise good judgment."

A rep for Otter tells us in Idaho hunter education courses -- taught by Fischer's own department -- participants are taught to exercise good judgment when they display images of their kills. This includes covering up wounds and not widely circulating images others may deem offensive ... Fischer broke both of those rules.

On a personal level, Governor Otter says he'd never kill the exotic animals, and urged others to act in accordance with his actions. 

The rep, Jon Hanian, tells us, "The fact that at the very least, one of the primates was a juvenile also raises a red flag. These facts ALONE raise valid questions as to judgment." 

Stormy Daniels to Prez Trump Once Again You Came Up 'Short' By Calling Me 'Horseface'

10/16/2018 9:26 AM PDT

Grab your popcorn -- President Trump and Stormy Daniels are trading biting insults, directly at each other, and as you'd probably expect he started it, she finished with ... a d**k joke. 

First, POTUS did what he does Tuesday morning ... brag about his victory over Stormy in her defamation lawsuit. As we reported, it was dismissed Monday -- and he celebrated by tweeting "Now I can go after Horseface and her 3rd rate lawyer in the Great State of Texas."

Ouch, right?

Not to worry, Stormy fired back, "In addition to his ...umm...shortcomings, he demonstrated his incompetence, hatred of women and lack of self control on Twitter AGAIN! And perhaps a penchant for bestiality."

Gotta give her 2 bonus points for the self-effacing humor. Her final low blow? "Game on, Tiny."

Here's how we're scoring it at the buzzer:
Trump - 1
Daniels - 3

We hope suspect this ain't over, though. 

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