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Prez Obama Michelle & I Are Gonna Be Renters

5/25/2016 1:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0525_obamas_rental_Washington-Fine-Properties–LLCPresident Obama won't be getting outta Dodge after the election, instead he and the First Lady are moving just a couple miles from the White House ... into a rental crib.

The Prez and Michelle Obama reportedly signed the lease on an 8,200 sq foot Tudor-style home in nearby Kalorama -- a quiet Georgetown-adjacent 'hood. Barack and Michelle are sticking around the Beltway so Sasha can finish high school.

As for their new digs -- first reported by Politico -- it has mostly white interior and plenty of room to entertain guests with 9 bedrooms and 8.5 baths. 

The President's landlord is Joe Lockhart -- Bill Clinton's former press secretary. At least he's a democrat ... y'know, just in case they need a few extra days to make rent.


Kim Kardashian Congressman Says This Could Get Me Killed ... But She's a Spy!!!

5/25/2016 7:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Congressman Peter King says the Iranian government wasn't BSing when it accused Kim Kardashian of being a spy.

The Republican from Long Island was reacting to Iranian officials claiming Kim works for Instagram to corrupt young people and women.

King says Kim's spy status is super sensitive ... a matter of high national security, and even daring to talk about it could have lethal consequences.

'DWTS' Finale Security Amped Up for Trump's Daughter

5/24/2016 4:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0524-marla-maples-trump-tmz-instagram-01Donald Trump's candidacy will have an impact on the "Dancing With the Stars" finale -- the show's doubling its police detail because his daughter will be in the audience.

Sources close to production tell us Tiffany Trump will be there to support her mom, Marla Maples. The Donald's ex-wife was a contestant this season. We're told there will be 17 officers patrolling in and around the studio tonight, instead of the usual 9.

There's no specific threat, our sources say it's just precautionary.

We're told Tiffany's been to the studio once before this season, but that was before Dad became the presumptive Republican candidate for prez.

Morgan Freeman Yes, I Know the First Lady ... But I Don't KNOW Her

5/24/2016 7:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Morgan Freeman admits planting one on Michelle Obama ... but not in the way a lot of people would like to -- and definitely NOT the way some people have reported he did. 

We got Morgan outside Madeo Monday night in WeHo, and asked about reports Prez Obama was pissed about his smooch with the First Lady at the Invictus Games in Orlando.

For sure, it was a very friendly kiss ... but there's a good reason for that. Check out Mr. Freeman's reaction to all the fuss. Morgan clearly knows his boundaries, and he's still the coolest.


Ivanka Trump Golfing In Heels ... and CRUSHES It!

5/23/2016 9:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Just two months after giving birth, Ivanka Trump is already golfing like a BOSS -- crushing a tee shot in front of the best female golfers in the world ... while wearing heels! 

Donald's daughter was at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in Jersey ... gearing up for the 2017 Women's Open with Cristie Kerr, Paula Creamer and Brittany Lincicome when they decided to show off their swings. 

Check out Ivanka ... who was so impressive, you can even hear the pros giving her props. 


Magic Johnson I Don't Hate Trump We Can Be Friends After Hillary Wins

5/20/2016 6:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

There is a LOT going on in this video ... 

First, Magic Johnson was having a power lunch with ex-Disney CEO Michael Eisner Thursday -- and teased that they might be working on a project together. 

Next, despite the fact he's a HUGE Hillary Clinton supporter, Magic says he's still open to doing business with Donald Trump -- and wants to be friends with the guy -- as long as Hillary is president. 

Third, Magic opens the door to working with Kobe Bryant ... telling TMZ Sports he believes Mamba will be a great businessman and would welcome the chance to team up on a project. 

Fourth, check out Magic's suit ... dude is always dressed like a BOSS!

... all in an 81 second clip. 

Great video. 

Lil Scrappy Torn Between Trump & Hillary ... Screwed at Voting Booth!

5/20/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Renowned political pundit Lil Scrappy is glued to all the election season coverage, and unlike most rappers ... he's proud to say he loves Donald Trump, up to a point.

We got Scrappy outside DS17 Lounge in Atlanta, and he tells us why he's on board with some of The Donald's more controversial comments, with one grande excepción!

Hillary Clinton's not out of the running though, and Scrap explains why he's more likely to roll with her come November -- IF he didn't have one little problem: a felony on his record for weed and gun possession.

We suggest he have a sit-down with fellow ATL rapper, T.I.

One thing Scrappy's fully stoked about is his engagement to Bambi Benson. Check out that rock!


Dick Cheney Just an Average Joe Drivin' a Lexus

5/18/2016 1:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dick Cheney's life is radically different from his days as Vice President ... for starters he's behind the wheel of his own car, unable to get through a police barricade protecting someone who's currently important.

We got the former Veep in D.C.'s Dupont Circle, where he was trying to pick someone up at a nearby medical facility.

BTW ... he's driving a Lexus ... decidedly un-American.

NBA's Drew Gooden I Totally Snuck In The White House And Played Basketball

5/18/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Secret Service ain't gonna like this ... NBA player Drew Gooden says he's been to the White House to play basketball ... but not with Obama ... claiming to TMZ Sports HE SNUCK on B.O.'s home court and hooped out.

Drew plays for the Washington Wizards ... so when we got him out in L.A. we wanted to know if he's ever gotten to ball with the Prez ... who's of course a rabid hoops fan.

That's when Drew laid it on us ... saying he's never run with Obama ... but insisting he somehow made his way onto the first residence to play a little pick-up.

Joking? Maybe. Perfectly good explanation? Probably. Major cojones to say it publicly?


Donald Trump My Fans Are The Best Bullies In The U.S. of A

5/17/2016 5:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Donald Trump says his fans can deliver a nasty tweet like nobody else ... especially when directed at Megyn Kelly.

The Donald sat down with the Fox anchor and made it clear ... his supporters come out guns a blazing when he's embroiled in a feud. Megyn called Donald out on retweeting some of the more aggressive posts aimed at her, to which Donald replied he knew she's been called MUCH worse. 

Donald has a clear take on how he'll feel if he loses the election ... let's just say, he likes to win.

Wendell Pierce Bernie Supporters Were Dragging ME ... Into Their Hotel Room

5/16/2016 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Wendell Pierce from "The Wire" remembers things much differently from the alleged victim in his battery arrest -- because he says HE was the one held against his will.

According to docs obtained by TMZ ... police say Pierce and his girlfriend started talking politics with three people in the hallway of their Atlanta hotel. As we've reported -- Pierce backs Hillary Clinton and the alleged victim is a Bernie Sanders supporter.

Pierce's side of the story is he followed the Bernie fan and her friends to their room as they argued about Clinton and Sanders -- but stayed outside the room. He claims they tried to pull him into the room ... as he tried to run away.

The alleged victim has a more brutal memory of what happened. She says when Pierce followed, he stuck his arm in the door and tried to enter her hotel room. She claims when they tried to push him out, Pierce grabbed her hoodie and ripped it so hard it came off.

Pierce was booked for simple battery


President Obama Passes Drug Test from Tommy Chong ... Bill Clinton Does NOT

5/16/2016 10:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Bill Clinton definitely didn't inhale because it's likely he never even had a joint, according to Tommy Chong who says Bill failed a simple test ... which our current Prez aced.

The 'Cheech and Chong' star was at LAX signing autographs and fielding questions about all things weed ... when we asked which past commander in chief he'd invite for a smoke sesh.

Naturally, we were expecting Clinton's name would be mentioned -- based on his infamous I "didn't inhale" comment. But Tommy shocked us when he explained why he doesn't buy Clinton's marijuana confession.

As for President Obama ... his weed status is golden. Or green.

'The Wire' Star Bloodied for Hillary Clinton in Alleged Assault Mug Shot

5/16/2016 8:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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It appears Wendell Pierce got just as good as he gave in his alleged fight with a Bernie Sanders supporter in Atlanta ... now that we see his mug shot.

TMZ broke the story ... "The Wire" and 'Odd Couple' star got arrested and booked for battery Saturday when he -- a staunch backer of Hillary Clinton -- got into it with a woman who's voting for Sen. Sanders.

Pierce allegedly pushed the woman's boyfriend, then went after the woman ... grabbing her hair and smacking her in the head.

It's clear in the mug shot -- Wendell has scratches on his nose and upper lip. His reps have been silent since the arrest.


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