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Daniel Baldwin Enough, Hillary! We Don't Want You As Prez

11/29/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Daniel Baldwin's stance on Hillary Clinton supporting the election recount -- or ever attempting to run for president again -- is very clear ... PLEASE STOP!

We got the Baldwin bro at LAX and just like Alec, Billy and Stephen ... he's extremely opinionated about Donald Trump's victory -- but he's definitely not on Alec's side of the street. 

As for all the pissed off protesters -- Daniel says the people have spoken. He does have a suggestion for 'em though.

Melania and Barron Trump Victory!!! YouTuber will Remove Bogus 'Autism' Video

11/28/2016 4:53 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1128-melania-trump-barron-trump-getty-05Melania Trump just got what she was after ... the man who posted the YouTube video suggesting Barron had autism is taking the video down.

The guy who posted the video says, "TMZ just contacted me to tell me Melania Trump is threatening a lawsuit over this video ... I never ever meant this as a bullying video."

The video was posted by someone who says he was diagnosed with autism at age 5, and he says he posted the video because he wanted to stop people for bullying Barron over his "weird behavior."

Fact is ... Barron does not have autism and the video perpetuated the bullying, but the guy behind the video says it will come down and he will issue a retraction and an apology to Melania and Barron.

As for Rosie O'Donnell -- who also suggested Barron had autism -- she's been radio silent Monday, but over the weekend she posted a long statement saying she meant no ill will but also never took back her questions about Barron and autism.

Melania Trump Threatens Suit Over False Barron 'Autism' Video And Says Rosie Made it Worse

11/28/2016 1:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1128-melania-trump-rosie-odonnell-TMZ-02Melania Trump has hired a famous lawyer who is now threatening a lawsuit over a video suggesting her 10-year-old son, Barron, is autistic, and the letter calls out Rosie O'Donnell as a bully.

According to the letter, obtained by TMZ, the YouTube video falsely insinuates Barron is autistic. The letter, and our sources familiar with the situation, say Barron absolutely is not autistic.  

1128-sub-rosie-odonnel-tweet-autism-barron-trump-twitter-4Rosie tweeted out the video last week, with a caption, "Barron Trump Autistic?" The letter says, "The video allegedly seeks to 'stop the bullying' of Barron Trump. Not true ... The video did instigate further bullying by Rosie O'Donnell and others."

The video lists a number of signs it claims points to autism, including Barron clapping without slapping his hands together. Melania's attorney, Charles J. Harder, says Barron did this once -- at the end of a long day at the RNC -- but the "vast majority of the time, he claps normally."

The video shows Barron yawning and grimacing during his father's victory speech at the RNC and on election night. Melania's team says both events were late at night, and Barron was exhibiting normal behavior for a 10-year-old.

Melania is not threatening to sue Rosie, but her attorney, Harder, wants the person who posted the YouTube clip to delete it and post an apology.

Our sources say Melania is outraged and is serious about going after the person who posted the video if he doesn't take it down.

Barron Trump Big Guns Come Out for Play Date

11/28/2016 9:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

barron_trump_guard_launchBarron Trump's going to have seriously high caliber play dates from here on out ... courtesy of the Secret Service and the U.S. Coast Guard.

The 10-year-old and his friends were hanging at Mar-a-Lago over the Thanksgiving weekend, and the lawn was fully covered by several badasses with BIG guns -- by sea, ground and, we're guessing, air.

Donald Trump's Florida estate presents security challenges because of its accessibility from the water. The Secret Service has said it will deploy more than 920 agents to protect the President-elect, his kids, their spouses and his grandkids.

Ben's Chili Bowl Beware, Donald Trump They Want to Stuff You With Chili Cheese Fries!!!

11/28/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Donald Trump gained a few lbs on the campaign trail, and a famous landmark in D.C. may exacerbate the problem in a big way. 

Virginia Ali, the owner of Ben's Chili Bowl, is dead set on carrying on the tradition of stuffing the faces of presidents with greasy delectabilities. She's got her sights set on a plate of chili cheese fries and the chili half-smoke, with Donald's name on it.

She also thinks a current customer -- who's about to lose his job -- will become more of a regular. 

Donald Trump Hypocrite Hillary! Challenging Results Won't Change a Thing

11/27/2016 6:49 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1127-hillary-clinton-donald-trump-TMZ-01Hillary Clinton is a sore loser and even worse, a hypocrite ... according to Donald Trump, who is incredulous she's now challenging the results of the election.

Trump is referring to Clinton's attack after he said during the third presidential debate he was non-committal on challenging the results of the election. Clinton called Trump's hedge "a direct threat to our democracy.

Clinton has joined Green Party candidate Jill Stein's recount effort in several key states that went for Trump. 

Stein is also expected to file for recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania, claiming electronic voting systems might have been hacked.

Clinton campaign aides said they have found no evidence of voting discrepancies themselves, but would join Stein's effort to "ensure that it is fair to all sides."

Trump did not resort to name calling ... he just said "So much time and money will be spent - same result! Sad."

Melania Trump Slovenian Prez Reaches Out She's a Homeland Hero

11/27/2016 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1123-melania-trump-borut-pahor-getty-01Soon-to-be First Lady Melania Trump is the biggest thing to come out of Slovenia since craft beer ... and we've learned the leaders of that country has already tried establishing a relationship with her and her hubby.

An official from the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia tells us President Borut Pahor and Prime Minister Dr. Miro Cerar sent Melania a congratulatory letter after the election.

We're told the letter -- written in Slovenian -- expressed their gratitude to Melania for "raising visibility of our central-European country." Melania was born in the southeastern city of Novo Mesto.

We're also told President Pahor spoke with Donald and Melania by phone this week and invited them to visit. 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Slovenia and the U.S., and officials want the Trumps front and center for the commemoration.


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Fidel Castro Dead at 90

11/25/2016 9:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

1125-fidel-castro-gettyFidel Castro, former leader of Cuba's communist revolution, has died at the age of 90.

Castro had turned over the reins to his younger brother Raul, who became President in 2008. He made very few public appearances after stepping down. He was reportedly battling Diverticulitis -- a swelling of the colon -- at the time of his death.

Castro had ruled the Caribbean island since the 1959 revolution. He was at the helm when Russia and the U.S. went to the brink of nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962, after Russians used the island to train nuclear weapons on the U.S. 

Castro lived to see re-established relations between America and Cuba.  President Obama made an official state visit to the island in Spring 2016, but never met face-to-face with Castro. He did meet Raul.

1125-sub-launch-celebs-in-cubaScores of celebs have visited Cuba in recent years, as travel restrictions eased, including Madonna, Rihanna, the Rolling Stones, Paris Hilton, Jay Z and Beyoncé.

Castro is survived by at least 9 children and an unconfirmed number of grandkids.

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Jamie Foxx No Go to Sing National Anthem at Inauguration

11/24/2016 7:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Jamie Foxx will not reprieve his rendition of the National Anthem for Donald Trump's inauguration, and even though he won't say why ... it's not hard to read between the lines.

Jamie was strolling Bedford Dr. in Bev Hills Wednesday when our photog recalled his controversial performance last year at the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight.

The singer/actor/athlete was sketchy, but his Barbra Streisand reference made it pretty clear ... not a huge Trump fan.

Sevyn Streeter I'm Redoing Anthem For Sixers ... And Wearing 'We Matter' Jersey

11/24/2016 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

R&B singer Sevyn Streeter says she's taking the Philadelphia 76ers up on their offer to redo the national anthem ... and she'll proudly wear the 'We Matter' jersey that sparked the controversy.

Sixers brass came under fire by activists -- and their own players -- when Streeter's opening day anthem performance was nixed because of the jersey ... which was an endorsement of Black Lives Matter.

The team quickly reversed its position, apologized and offered Sevyn the chance to sing again, but the question was ... would she or wouldn't she?

We spoke with her (and her good friend boxer Andre Berto) and she told us she definitely WILL ... coming back to belt out the song on December 16th ... and she'll be decked out in her convictions.

She had some pretty dope words on the entire situation ... saying she sees the redo not as a capitulation, but as an opportunity to make an unfortunate situation into a positive.

Mark Cuban Talking Trump With Controversial Adviser

11/22/2016 6:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1122_mark_cuban_Steve-Bannon_tm-wmMark Cuban looks to be cozying up to Donald Trump again, or at least the President-elect's lightning rod of a chief strategist.

The Dallas Mavericks owner and "Shark Tank" star met with Stephen Bannon Tuesday afternoon at the King Cole Bar in NYC's St. Regis. They've done business deals together in the past, but this had to be about politics.

Cuban became a vocal opponent of Trump, but early in the campaign season he supported the idea of the political outsider and biz tycoon running for office.

Trump's taking heat over Bannon's alignment with the "alt-right" movement, but Cuban praised him last month, saying he thought Bannon was smarter than Trump and was playing him like a puppet.

So, olive branch or possible appointment for Mark? Stay tuned.

CNN's Brooke Baldwin Breaks Down When Anti-Trump Pundit Drops N-Word

11/22/2016 12:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin was NOT having it when a guest on her show used the n-word while criticizing Donald Trump's appointees, and she abruptly pulled the plug on the interview.

Author Charles Kaiser was ripping Stephen Bannon when he claimed Trump's Chief Strategist uses the racial epithet. Watch the reaction from Brooke and Paris Dennard -- a Trump supporter who's black and shocked as hell at the turn in the conversation.

The buck stopped with Brooke ... real quick.

update_graphic_red_bar2:00 PM PT -- Kaiser is apologizing to anyone offended by his use of the n-word, but thinks it's worse that he accused Bannon of using it instead of Jeff Sessions, Trump's potential Attorney General candidate. On Facebook he claims several witnesses will back his allegation. 

Worth noting ... Kaiser wrote out the n-word in full in his FB post.

President Obama Michael Jordan's More Than an Internet Meme!

11/22/2016 1:37 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

It's about time people start respecting Michael Jordan for more than just the "Crying Jordan" meme ... so says the President of the United States!!! 

MJ was at the White House along with a huge list of stars like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, Bill Gates, Robert Redford, Ellen and more ... when President Obama singled him out for some jokes!

Obviously, Obama praised him for being a hugely successful athlete, businessman and philanthropist -- but zinged him a little bit for his acting career and the whole Internet meme thing.

Vin Scully and Kareem also got some cool shout-outs. Great clip.

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