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Swedish Model Ella Rose Trump's Intel Gathering is Ridic!!

2/21/2017 7:40 AM PST
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President Trump threw Swedish model Ella Rose's family into a state of confusion, and left her dumbfounded about how POTUS gets his info.

Julian Edelman's baby mama was out at The Grove Monday in L.A. and we asked her to weigh in on Trump's Swedish terrorism comment during his weekend rally. It's sparked plenty of memes and mocking here -- but Ella told us how it's playing back home.

Trump clarified his comment the next day ... referring to a contributor's report on FOX News about immigrants and Sweden. But Ella's pops is still saying WTF? In Swedish, of course.

Donald Trump Meeting Set with Kasich The Question, Who Blinked?

2/21/2017 1:00 AM PST
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0220-donald-trump-john-kasich-tmzDonald Trump will sit down with John Kasich in the Oval Office Friday, but there's a dispute over who requested the meeting.

Kasich has been MIA in Trump's life since the Republican National Convention in July and refused to support him. Kasich's people say he ended up writing in John McCain for president.

Our Trump sources say it was Kasich who requested Friday's meeting, but our Kasich sources dispute that and say Trump wanted the sit-down.

Our Kasich sources also say the governor is in the dark on the purpose of the meeting ... Trump isn't saying. Trump's people say, "There's no agenda. It's just to catch up."

President Trump Southern White House Sends Flight Schools into Panic

2/20/2017 3:42 PM PST
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0220-trump-mar-a-lago-no-fly-zone-air-traffic-school-fun-art-GETTY-01Flight schools in the Palm Beach area are taking a big hit because of President Trump's Southern White House ... and at least one school is concerned about terrorism.

Multiple flight school staffers tell TMZ ... the FAA's airspace lockdown is killing business. Whenever Trump's at Mar-a-Lago, flight schools operating within a 10-mile radius of it are shut down.

One school owner tells us he loses around $7,000 a day when Trump is in town, and he's down $56k since the inauguration. Another flight school owner says the buzz in town is that Trump will be there for most weekends through May, so they're bracing for the worst.

Another school owner has an even deeper concern. He won't take his students anywhere in the vicinity of Mar-a-Lago, even though he's allowed to do it when Trump's not in town. He says he doesn't unwittingly want to help someone who is out to harm the President. You'll recall some of the 9/11 terrorists attended flight schools.

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Shia LaBeouf Trump Protest Cam Back Up & Running New Mexico Cops Check In

2/20/2017 10:01 AM PST
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0220-shia-labeouf-new-divide-us-camera-FACEBOOK-01Shia LaBeouf's back in the Donald Trump protest biz after turning on his webcam in Albuquerque ... where cops are NOT anticipating the kinda violence the display sparked in NYC.

APD tells us officers checked in with Shia on Sunday to let him know they would protect his First Amendment rights, but they wouldn't assign any special patrols for the display ... as NYPD did last month.

Shia and his partners, artists Nastja Rönkkö and Luke Turner, reopened their "He will not divide us" protest Saturday -- the cam is now perched on The Historic El Rey Theater. It's near a downtown police station, so cops say they'd be able to react quickly IF anything happens.

So far, doesn't seem like this will be the lightning rod it was when it shut down 10 days ago -- people are much more laid back, even while protesting, in New Mexico.

Scott Baio Alleged Attacker Skates Trump Factor?

2/20/2017 12:50 AM PST
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0216-scott-baio-nancy-mack-TMZ-GETTY-01Scott Baio's not getting the justice he wanted -- the wife of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer will not be charged for physically attacking him ... and Donald Trump may have played a factor in the decision.

The Ventura County D.A.'s office rejected the case against Chad Smith's wife, Nancy Mack ... they say because the assault just wasn't that bad.

TMZ broke the story ... Scott was at a school event for his daughter when Nancy confronted him over his vigorous support for Trump. Scott says she beat on him and then started berating him, screaming, "Grab 'em by the pussy!!!"  

Now, here's what's interesting. Prosecutors are not supposed to file cases when there's no reasonable chance of winning a conviction. With today's political climate and a Southern California jury pool that, at best, is deeply divided -- 42% of Ventura County residents are Hispanic -- getting 12 people to agree she was out of line might just be a pipe dream.

Bill Clinton Moved to Tears by Albanian Immigrant You Saved My Life

2/19/2017 1:00 AM PST
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Bill Clinton was moved to tears at a NYC restaurant after an immigrant waiter got down on his knees and credited Bill with saving his life.

The former Prez and First Lady were dining Friday night at Sea Fire Grill.  As they ate smoked salmon and Branzino, one of the servers -- an Albanian immigrant -- came to their table, dropped to his knees and told Bill, "Sir, I want to thank you. If not for you, I wouldn't be alive today."

The waiter told Bill and Hillary a harrowing tale ... he was an Albanian immigrant who at 16 was living in Kosovo during the war and fled with nowhere to go.  He told the former President how his dad and other family members were tortured as they lived in the hills.  

The 32-year-old waiter, who came to the U.S. in 1999, told Clinton the U.S. military efforts he authorized to drive Yugoslavian occupying forces out of Kosovo led to peace and almost certainly his survival.

President Clinton became emotional, grabbed the man's hands and wept.

The waiter is fearful given the current climate on immigration and did not want his name used or his photo posted.  

The majority of the restaurant staff is from Albania and the Clinton's spent time after dinner shaking the hands of the waiters and others who worked there.

Bono Thanks Mike Pence For AIDS Relief Support

2/19/2017 7:08 AM PST

0219-mike-pence-meets-bono-u2-TWITTER-01Bono gave kudos to Vice President Mike Pence for his supporting a cause close to the singer's heart ... AIDS relief.

The Veep was in Germany Saturday talking about global threats and met up with Bono, who thanked him for supporting the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS ... initiated by George W Bush.

Bono told Pence ... "Twice on the House floor you defended that. That’s how we know you."  

The U2 star has been a leading activist in AIDS relief for years now. Seems like he has a new ally in the White House. 

Pence famously once advocated funding conversion therapy.

President Trump Mar-a-Lago Protected from Planes, Drones and Rockets

2/18/2017 1:00 AM PST
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0217-mar-a-lago-donald-trump-no-drones-fun-art-02President Trump's Winter White House is in an aerial bubble ... with major restrictions on drones and other aircraft flying within miles of Mar-a-Lago.

Drones cannot be flown within a 10 nautical mile radius of the area surrounding the president's estate, during the time he's there. When Trump leaves, people can fly drones only with prior FAA and airport approval.

Palm Beach International Airport is 2.5 miles away from Mar-a-Lago. Commercial and government flights will not be restricted, but private pilots will be put through the ringer. We're told before landing at PBI, private pilots must land at a nearby airport and get hardcore TSA screening, which includes ID verification, vetting of all pilots, crew and passengers, screening of baggage and airplane inspection.

Also, no firearms are allowed onboard.

And there's more. Each private pilot is given a "discreet code" -- a secret password -- that they must continuously squawk back to the PBI tower.

One more thing. While Trump is in town, no one can balloon, hang glide, skydive or tow a banner over the estate. Also, no rockets.

Hillary Clinton Grandma Duty on Sesame Street

2/17/2017 10:58 AM PST
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Hillary Clinton doesn't have politics on her mind, instead she's all up in Cookie Monster, Big Bird and Bert & Ernie's biz! 

Hillary took in 'Sesame Street Live' Friday at Madison Square Garden with her 2 grandkids, Aiden and Charlotte ... and, of course, their mom Chelsea.

Hillz caught the matinee and not in a cush front row seat, as you might expect. Witnesses tell us she and the fam were chilling in the 100th row.  

Better than a State Dinner with Trudeau? 

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Justin Timberlake Weighs in On President Trump

2/17/2017 8:31 AM PST
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Justin Timberlake rarely makes political commentary, but he made an exception with our camera guy Thursday night ... when we brought up President Trump.

He was leaving ArcLight in Hollywood when we asked about Trump's bombastic Thursday news conference where he attacked the media on all sorts of fronts.

Justin's response was brief, but he said a lot. 

Not that it's entirely shocking -- he and Jessica Biel hosted an HRC fundraiser last year. Sorry, JT ... no refunds.

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'SNL's' Hillary Clinton Does Her Homework With Real Deal HRC

2/17/2017 7:16 AM PST

0217-clinton-mckinnon-facebook-2Expect a Hillary Clinton sighting on 'SNL' this week, or at least Kate McKinnon as Hillary, after they did dinner together in NYC. 

'SNL' superstar McKinnon was spotted doing dinner Wednesday night at Orso ... no doubt having some laughs about the current political environment.

As bad as the election turned out for the real Hillary -- it's been ratings gold for Kate and her castmates.

Who picked up the tab? It better be Lorne Michaels or NBC.

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Justin Trudeau Charming His Way Through Germany Angela Merkel's All About It!

2/17/2017 6:23 AM PST

0217-justin-trudeau-angela-merkel-meeting-REUTERS-01Justin Trudeau's easy on the eyes ... and Angela Merkel's the latest one to find out.

Canada's Prime Minister met with Germany's Chancellor and the 2 hit it off in Berlin. It's a delightful moment over a candlelit dinner!

Justin recently visited the White House ... where Ivanka Trump couldn't keep her eyes off him.

Can't blame her.

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Rosie O'Donnell No Steve Bannon Role for Me On 'SNL'

2/17/2017 6:27 AM PST
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Anyone hoping to see Rosie O'Donnell play Steve Bannon on "Saturday Night Live" better write to their congressman ... Lorne Michaels

We got Rosie leaving Nobu in West Hollywood Thursday night and she told us her uncanny photoshop of Bannon is as far as she'll be taking the role.

Why? Sounds like the idea failed to launch with 'SNL' honchos. We'll always have this ...

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