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Prez Obama Final White House Birthday Party ... Celeb Central

8/6/2016 7:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

President Barack Obama celebrated his 55th birthday behind the White House gates with a gaggle of celebrities.

The invite for Friday night's bash drew tons of famous people, including Will Ferrell, Tyler Perry, Sarah Jessica Parker, Magic Johnson and Cookie, Samuel L Jackson, Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi, Gayle King, Common, Chris Paul, Timbaland, and Pusha T.

It's obviously the last White House BD for Obama.  BTW, SJP's clutching a gift.  What the hell do you get him?

Sasha Obama I Don't Do Windows 'Cause I Can't

8/5/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0804_sasha_obama_register_C-Evans--Boston-Herald--PolarisSasha Obama's summer job at a Martha's Vineyard restaurant is going to cramp her style in a big way, thanks to a slew of child labor laws.

We did some checking, and there are a bunch of things Massachusetts prohibits the president's 15-year-old daughter from doing at Nancy's Restaurant. Among them, she can't:

-- cook on an open flame

-- operate pressure cookers, broilers, food slicers, cutters or mixers

-- bake anything ... period

-- operate microwaves that heat above 140 degrees

-- transport grease hotter than 100 degrees

-- work in freezers or meat coolers

-- wash windows higher than 10 feet from ground level

And this is interesting. We've spoken with people who were at Nancy's when Sasha was there, and they say there was no visible evidence of security. We're told no one was searched and nothing seemed out of the ordinary.

We know more than 6 agents were guarding her, so there must have been a bunch of potted plants.

Sasha Obama Now Serving ... Summer Job on the Vineyard

8/4/2016 8:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0804_sasha_obama_work_job_launch_4Sasha Obama is working for the summer -- or at least a very small part of it -- at a restaurant on Martha's Vineyard.

Sasha is checking out customers at the register and bussing tables at Nancy's ... a seafood restaurant. Of course, the 15-year-old employee comes with her own entourage.

She reportedly was accompanied by 6 Secret Service agents, who gave her room to work ... sitting outside the popular tourist eatery while she put in her time -- about 4 hours a day.

This won't be a long-term gig. She's just working this week until the rest of the Obamas arrive for a 2 week vacation.

The pay, by the way, reportedly about $12 to $15 per hour, typically. Plus tips.

Clint Eastwood Dems Exploited Khan Family

8/4/2016 6:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Clint Eastwood says the Democrats used the Gold Star family as pawns at the convention.

We got Clint leaving Craig's in WeHo Wednesday night, and he had criticism for both parties. He clearly thinks Trump crossed the line in his now-famous feud with the Khan family, but he thinks the Dems share in the blame for putting the grieving family on display for political gain.

Kathy Griffin I Wrote Kareem's DNC Joke

8/3/2016 6:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar opened up his wallet to take Kathy Griffin out to a dinner Tuesday night -- to thank the comic for writing his "I'm Michael Jordan" joke at the Democratic National Convention. 

Turns out, the two have been friends for a while (they met at the Chris Matthews show) ... and Kathy says she offered up the assist when it came to punching up KAJ's DNC speech. 

You know the joke ... Kareem walks out and says, "Hi I'm Michael Jordan ... I said that because I know Donald Trump couldn't tell the difference."

The blue people laughed. The red people ... not so much. 

After the thank you dinner, Kathy raved about the NBA legend -- and gave the plate-by-plate breakdown on what he had to eat. It's pretty funny. 

Sen. Tom Harkin I Got a Sign for Trump ... It's Better Than the Bird

8/2/2016 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former Senator Tom Harkin has no words for Donald Trump, but he does have one quick and vivid sign for the GOP candidate.

Harkin -- who spoke at the DNC last week using American Sign Language -- flew into LAX, and we asked him what sign he'd use to describe Donald Trump.

His answer is short and hysterical. Basically, he's saying the Donald is #2 -- as in ... a turd.

Watch and learn a little ASL.

Donald Trump Your Baby's Gotta Go, Ma'am

8/2/2016 9:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

Donald Trump ain't about to let some baby upstage his run for the Presidency ... which is why he just kicked one out of his rally.

The Donald was holding court in Ashburn, VA when a baby started crying. He sarcastically told the woman holding the baby he liked the interruption -- but she didn't catch his sarcasm. Check out the candidate's reaction the second time the baby cried.

Apparently, Trump DOES put baby in the corner.


Donald Trump Finger Lickin' Good Ain't for Me

8/2/2016 6:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0802-donald-trump-twitter-01Donald Trump has boasted in the past how he gets his hands dirty on construction sites ... but eating KFC clearly crosses the line of cleanliness.

Trump chowed down on a jet with the help of a knife and fork, and he's getting blasted on social media.


You'll recall a few years back he dared to eat pizza with the same utensils.

To his credit his food choices are delicious.

DNC Speaker Khizr Khan I'm Begging You, Paul Ryan ... Do Something About Trump!

7/31/2016 11:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim U.S. soldier killed in combat, is making a final plea to Republican leaders to derail Donald Trump's campaign ... problem is, he's kinda tardy for the party.

Khan had one of the most talked about DNC moments when he accused Trump of not understanding the U.S. Constitution. We got him Sunday in Washington, D.C. and asked what he thought of powerful Republicans such as Speaker of the House Paul Ryan praising his speech.

Khan's response? If they agree with me, do something about it. The clip is basically his call to action for the GOP -- which ignores the fact the party's already nominated Trump. Prime case of too little, too late? 

Also interesting here ... Mr. Khan's become somewhat of a celebrity, and actually had fans standing nearby hanging on his every word. 

WWE Legend Goldust Screw Hillary & Trump ... I'm a Big Johnson Guy!

7/31/2016 7:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

What do you do if you're sick of Clinton AND Trump?? You go for option #3 ... Johnson ...  ... so says WWE legend Goldust. 

Dustin Rhodes was at LAX when we asked if Trump's long relationship with WWE would sway him to vote for the G.O.P. nom. 

That's when Goldy told us he hates BOTH lead candidates ... so, he's backing former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson

Last time we got Johnson out he was desperate for a celebrity endorsement ... so, here ya go! 


Bikini Model Trump Defends the Border ... Of My Boobs & Butt!!

7/30/2016 7:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0730-liziane-gutierrez-gal-launch-spl-01Donald Trump got caught in the middle of a classic L.A. thirst trap ... set by a Latina model, no less.

Liziane Gutierrez hit the beach Friday sporting a white bikini with the GOP candidate's face on her nipples and just above her ass crack.

We'll say this, the Brazilian model -- most famous for suing Chris Brown and a nightclub run-in with Jason Derulo -- is no dummy. If you're desperate for attention, putting the Donald all over your bits will do it.

If she's really an eager beaver though ... Liziane will try a Hillary two-piece. 

Nick Jonas Republicans Threw Millions at Me Too

7/30/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0729-nick-jonas-gop-TMZ-01Nick Jonas was wanted by the GOP -- much like Justin Bieber -- and the party was also willing to hand Nick millions for a concert, but there was one critical difference.

Our Jonas sources tell us Nick's people got an offer to play a free concert in Cleveland on July 24th. The show was intended to be a thank-you to the people of Cleveland for hosting the RNC.

We're told Nick was offered somewhere in the $2 million neighborhood to play the gig, and a "private donor" would pay him directly.

We broke the story ... Bieber received a $5 million offer to play a similar concert near the RNC, but turned it down for a number of reasons -- including manager Scooter Braun's close ties to Hillary Clinton.

Interestingly, we're told the person working with the GOP told Nick's people the show would be "an All Lives Matter" event. As we reported ... Justin's people were told they could not display "Black Lives Matter" banners if he performed, but "All Lives Matter" signage was okay.

Our Jonas sources say there was no way he could have done the Cleveland show anyway, because he was already scheduled to appear at a Roc Nation event in NYC.

Sorry, GOP ... Jay Z's got way more pull with Nick.


Justin Bieber Sorry, GOP ... I'm Not for Sale

7/29/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0728-justin-bieber-gop-convention-tmz-getty-01Justin Bieber got a $5 million offer to perform at a Republican event during the GOP Convention, but turned it down after his manager considered quitting and LeBron James urged him to reject it ... sources tell TMZ.

Sources connected with CAA -- the talent agency which reps Bieber and received the offer -- tell us a promoter contacted Justin's people with the offer, saying he would perform for 45 minutes at a venue near Quicken Loans Arena, where the RNC was held.

We're told the promoter assured Justin's people the event was "not political" and Justin would not be endorsing Trump or any GOP policies. 

According to the contract, the $5 million was bankrolled by GOP donors. The money was to be paid "up front" -- before Justin even arrived. The donors would also cover production expenses.

It represented the biggest single payday ever for Justin. Or, for that matter, just about any other singer, and he seriously considered doing it ... partly because he's Canadian and didn't have a dog in the fight and partly because of the money.

Manager Scooter Braun, a big Hillary Clinton supporter who even held a fundraiser for her at his L.A. home, had big problems with the offer ... as did CAA. Scooter and CAA felt, regardless of the representations, this was "100 percent political."

0728-scooter_braun_hillary_clinton_fundraiser_InstagramWe're told Scooter wasn't heavy-handed at first, and talked to Justin about putting Black Lives Matter banners up in the venue. We're told Braun was told he could not display BLM banners, but the donors would accept banners that read "All Lives Matter." The donors also made it clear ... Justin could say nothing disparaging about Trump or the GOP.

We're told Scooter told Justin it was up to him if he wanted to do the show, but he said he couldn't continue to represent the singer if he did, out of principle. Scooter felt the GOP was using Bieber as its tool.

Our sources say the promoter told Scooter ... LeBron James himself was also going to attend an event in Cleveland, welcoming the GOP without taking a political stand. The sources tell us Justin's people got in touch with LeBron's people, and they were told LeBron would actually not be in Cleveland for the convention and urged Justin not to go as well.

On top of all that, we're told Justin's band, comprised entirely of African-Americans, did not want to do the show.

In the end, Justin turned the offer down.

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