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Prez Trump to Puerto Rico Thanks for Screwing Our Budget!!!

10/3/2017 9:34 AM PDT
Breaking News

President Trump touched down in Puerto Rico, and promptly took a metaphorical crap all over the hurricane-ravaged island.

Trump, flanked by Melania and the island's Gov. Ricardo Rossello, held a news conference and fielded questions which is when he actually said, "I hate to tell you Puerto Rico, but you've thrown our budget a little out of whack."

He went on to ask Gov. Rossello what the death count was following Hurricanes Irma and Maria -- and said they hadn't been hit by "a real catastrophe like Katrina." Watch the video ... it's every bit as cringeworthy as it sounds.

Oh by the way, nearly half the U.S. territory is still without power or running water.

And this was the make good trip? 

Chuck D Trump's Protecting NRA 'Terrorists' ... Not Americans

10/3/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

America's terrorist organization isn't a four-letter word, it's only three ... as in the NRA, according to Public Enemy's Chuck D.

Chuck's outrage was obvious when we asked how he was feeling about the mass shooting in Las Vegas -- and he's laying blame squarely at President Trump's feet. As far as he's concerned, the administration's blindly backing the NRA ... even in the wake of atrocities.

Still, PE's frontman sounded hopeful things will eventually change ... but says it's on the next generation to make it happen.

Evan Rachel Wood Fires Back at Steve Bannon For 'Dumb as Ticks' Slam

10/2/2017 9:33 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Evan Rachel Wood had a message for Steve Bannon ... and it was written all over her.

The "Westworld" star was at LAX Sunday, and we asked if she had more to say after the ousted White House Chief Strategist called out Hollywood celebs, saying they're "dumb as ticks. And they're lazy."

Evan responded in a series of tweets ... essentially saying Hollywood's using its platform to shed light on social injustice, and speaking for those who don't have the same platform. But she wasn't done.

Her final retort to Bannon was scrawled on her t-shirt. She says a lot here, without saying a word.

Anthony Weiner & Huma Abedin Family First Ahead of Prison Stint

10/2/2017 9:00 AM PDT

Anthony Weiner is soaking up his last days of daddy duty before his nearly 2-year prison sentence begins ... and his estranged wife, Huma Abedin, is even hanging with him.

Nothing warm and fuzzy about it -- just co-parenting -- but Huma and Weiner did come together to walk their son, Jordan, to school Monday morning in Manhattan. It's the first time they've all been seen together since he was sentenced to 21 months in prison for sexting a minor.

Huma filed for divorce from the disgraced Congressman in May after he pled guilty, but looks like they're at least burying the hatchet for the kid's sake.

Weiner has until Nov. 6 to report to prison.

White House Lights Up in Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

10/1/2017 6:05 PM PDT
Breaking News

The White House became a pink house Sunday to raise awareness for breast cancer ... and Melania Trump's got a great view.

The First Lady tweeted a photo from inside the White House Sunday night, which was illuminated in pink lighting to kick off the start of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The timing is nothing short of uncanny ... Julia Louis-Dreyfus just announced last week that she'd been diagnosed with breast cancer shortly after her sixth Emmys win for "Veep." She didn't reveal what stage she's in ... but she did take the opportunity to call for universal health care.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month runs through October.

Lin-Manuel Miranda Trump's Going Straight to Hell!!!

9/30/2017 11:10 AM PDT

"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda blasted Donald Trump for his Twitter attack on San Juan's mayor ... bluntly telling the Prez he's got a clear path to hell waiting for him.

Miranda's comments come in response to Trump saying San Juan's mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz is showing poor leadership in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico ... and accusing her of being nasty to him because Democrats told her to.

Lin-Manuel fired back Saturday morning, saying ... "You're going straight to hell ... No long lines for you. Someone will say, 'Right this way, sir.' They'll clear a path." He continued by defending Cruz for working nonstop while Trump golfs ... and called the Prez a "congenital liar."

Miranda is of Puerto Rican descent and has been pushing hard to get help for the island hit by Hurricane Maria, and like San Juan's mayor ... he clearly doesn't believe Trump's doing enough.

Muhammad Ali Would Be Proud of NFL Protesters ... Says Ex-Wife

9/30/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Muhammad Ali would have been in full support of NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem ... because his ex-wife tells TMZ Sports "he would've been right there with them."

Khalilah Ali -- who was married to the boxing legend from '67 to '76 -- says it brought tears to her eyes to watch all the players kneel "in unity" last weekend ... and thinks Muhammad would've been proud to see the protest he started continuing to this day.

"Muhammad would have been right there with them, rooting them on and giving total support. Because he started it. He started this."

LFL Football Star League Ban Is Unfair ... But Kneeling Is Weak

9/29/2017 4:09 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

A Legends Football League star says the league's decision to ban players from kneeling for the national anthem is totally unfair, even though she thinks kneeling is a weak form of protest.

TMZ Sports spoke to Ogom Chijindu, one of the biggest stars in the LFL -- mostly for twerking on an opponent -- who says she doesn't at all agree with the policy requiring players to stand.

"We're supposed to have a 1st Amendment right is that not correct? So for someone, anyone, I don't care who it is to tell me I have to sit, stand, kneel, or do any type of gesture I feel is inappropriate."

That doesn't mean Ogom would be kneeling even if she could ... telling us while she totally agrees with Colin Kaepernick's politics, she thinks kneeling is a subservient act.

"Who told Colin Kaepernick to start kneeling instead of sitting, I'm not trying to be mean. I'm not sugarcoating it, it was a white Navy S.E.A.L."

*Note -- it was actually an Army Green Beret

"For me the image that is now out there is African citizens of America are on their knees in submission, while other ethnicities be it white or any other race is standing."

President Obama & Prince Harry What's So Funny?!?!

9/29/2017 2:40 PM PDT

Prince Harry knows how to crack up a president.

No. 44 and His Royal Highness hit up Day 7 of the Invictus Games in Toronto. Obama and Prince Harry sat courtside for a little wheelchair basketball action.

After the game, they posed for pics with the American team in the locker room. 

Former VP Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, were also there. We're used to seeing Obama and Biden yucking it up ... but Obama and Harry? Gotta figure that conversation's super smart and, clearly, super hilarious.

HHS Sec. Tom Price Jets Outta D.C. After Resignation!!!

9/29/2017 1:58 PM PDT
Breaking News

The embattled Health and Human Services Secretary, Tom Price, couldn't weather the firestorm of criticism for his use of private jets -- he's offered his resignation and President Trump accepted.

The news comes just 1 day after Price said "taxpayers won't pay a dime for my seat on those planes." But even that drew ire among his harshest critics because he reportedly totaled over $400k after repeatedly chartering private planes for personal travel. Price said he'd cut a check for only $51,887, the cost of HIS seat.

Trump said earlier Friday he would make a decision "sometime tonight" but Price -- reportedly worth $13 million -- beat him to the punch.

Price didn't seem bothered when we got him in D.C. and used the flu shot to evade our questions.

Alexi Lalas Team USA Players Should Be Required to Stand

9/29/2017 12:15 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kneeling for the national anthem ain't exactly an epidemic ... but those protests got no place on Team USA -- so says American soccer legend Alexi Lalas

We got Lalas at LAX ... and the former USMNT star told TMZ Sports where he stood on the whole athletes-taking-a-knee debate.  

"When you're representing your country for the national team ... you should be required to stand."

But to be clear -- "There's a difference between representing your country in the international game and representing your club."

Basically, Alexi doesn't have Donald Trump-level disgust with the NFL movement ... but he's takin' a stand when it comes to reppin' the red, white and blue.

Team USA's Jermaine Jones feels the same ... and doesn't think it's gonna happen in the MLS either.

Colin Kaepernick Channels Tupac 'Me Against the World'

9/29/2017 6:48 AM PDT
Breaking News

Colin Kaepernick took it all the way back to 1995 this week ... surfacing in Manhattan with a Tupac shirt that reads, "Me Against the World."

The song essentially encapsulates the message Kaepernick is trying to send. As a reminder, here are some of the lyrics ... 

"When will I finally get to rest through this oppression? They punish the people that's askin' questions."

And this one ... 

"Dreamin' of riches, in a position of makin' a difference. Politicians are hypocrites, they don't wanna listen."

Kaepernick hasn't sat down for an interview with anyone since his national anthem demonstration began last season. But he's been spotted out in NYC twice this week. Something coming? 

Chad Johnson: NFL Protests Have Been 'Whitewashed' ... 'Like An Ice Bucket Challenge'

9/29/2017 6:19 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chad Johnson says NFL protests have been "politically whitewashed from why it started in the first place" -- and says kneeling has turned into "a goddamn Ice Bucket Challenge."

The ex-NFL superstar was smokin' a stogie in West Hollywood on Thursday when we asked how he felt about the Denver Broncos releasing a statement saying they will no longer kneel for the anthem. 

Johnson sighed ... and said the whole protest situation in the NFL has become "unfortunate."

"We're not kneeling for the same reasons that Kaepernick kneeled for 14 months ago," Johnson said ... "It's completely different."

Johnson essentially echoed the feelings of L.A. Sparks player Essence Carson -- who told us why she's upset people have made the protest about the flag and Trump ... instead of racism and police brutality.

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