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Melania Trump I Blame Billy Bush for Donald's 'Locker Room' Mouth

10/17/2016 2:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Melania Trump is backing up the bus over Billy Bush, saying he's the only reason Donald Trump said things like "grab 'em by the p****." 

Melania told CNN's Anderson Cooper she's never heard her husband use that kind of language before the "Access Hollywood" tape's release ... and she thinks Billy encouraged him to speak that way.

Question is -- did she come up with that theory on her own, or was that the excuse Donald floated to his angry wife?

Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez Refused to Stay at Trump Hotel ... 'I Had My Reasons'

10/17/2016 10:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1017-adrian-gonzalez-donald-trump-GETTY-TMZ-01L.A. Dodgers slugger Adrian Gonzalez says he refused to stay at a Trump hotel in Chicago during a regular season road trip ... explaining, "I had my reasons."

The Dodgers usually use the Trump International Hotel & Tower when they come to the Windy City to play the Cubs -- but back in May, A-Gon asked the team to make arrangements for him to stay somewhere else.

Gonzalez didn't get into the specifics when asked about the hotel situation -- only explaining, "I had my reasons" ... according to JP Hoornstra of the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Let's get serious ... it was a Donald Trump protest move ... even if he didn't say it. 

By the way, the Dodgers did NOT stay at the Trump during the first 2 games of the NLCS in Chicago this weekend ... but the team says it has nothing to do with A-Gon or politics. 

The hotel reportedly required a non-refundable deposit to hold the rooms -- and since the Dodgers didn't know if they would be making the trip until their win over the Nats on Friday, they went somewhere else instead.

Amy Schumer Booed by Trump Fans at Tampa Show

10/17/2016 7:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Amy Schumer made the mistake of trying to rationalize with some passionate Trump supporters, and it didn't end well.

The comedian went political for a minute during Sunday's show in Tampa ... even bringing a Trump supporter onstage, and asking him why Trump's the better choice over Hillary. Check out the vid ... Amy's clearly not having it.

The crowd later turns on her when she warns anyone that yells will get thrown out of the show ... but not before throwing a jab at The Donald.


Tom Brady Trump's My Boy But I Don't Wanna Be a Distraction

10/17/2016 7:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tom Brady says he walked offstage when asked about Donald Trump's "locker room talk" because he didn't want to be a "distraction for the team" ... but says he still considers Trump a friend. 

Brady called in to the "Kirk & Callahan Show" on Monday -- when he was asked to expand on his relationship with Trump. 

"I met him probably 15, 16 years ago," Brady said ... "We’ve played golf together many, many times and I’ve always had a good time with him."

"He’s been a friend of mine. He’s supported our team. He’s supported the Patriots. He’s been on the Patriots sideline a lot. He’s always called me after games to encourage me over the course of 15 years. That’s kind of the way it is."

When asked why he shut down the "locker room talk" question last week -- Brady said, "It’s just the way it is right now."

"Obviously there’s a lot of headlines to make, and I’ve tried not to make a lot of headlines. I’ve been in an organization where we’re taught to say very little, we have respect for our opponents and we don’t do the trash-talking."

"The thing I’ve always thought is I don’t want to be a distraction for the team. That’s what my goal is. Not that there are things I’ve said and done that haven’t been, but you try not to be. It’s just hard enough to win and prepare without the distractions so when you start having the distractions it’s even harder to prepare."

So, is Brady even gonna vote? 

"Yeah, I’ll vote ... Maybe we’ll talk about it after Super Tuesday or whatever it is."

Bill Cosby Accuser We Helped Trump's 'Victims' Come Forward

10/17/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

One of Bill Cosby's accusers says she and all the other women who have spoken out against the comedian empowered Donald Trump's alleged victims.

Sarita Butterfield -- a former Playboy model who claims Cosby groped her -- scoffs at cynics who think it's all too coincidental for these women to come forward on the heels of the election.

And Butterfield urges the women to hire the attorney she thinks is the greatest legal eagle since Brandeis.

Donald Trump 'Apprentice' Accuser's Friend She Told Me About Alleged Groping Years Ago

10/16/2016 12:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Former 'Apprentice' contestant Summer Zervos was not silent about her claims Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in 2007 -- this according to her friend and her attorney, Gloria Allred.

Allred held a news conference to defend her client against critics attempting to poke holes in her story. She was joined by Ann Russo -- a social worker and close friend of Zervo -- who said Summer told her of Trump's aggressive sexual behavior back in 2010. Russo strongly defended Zervos ... and offered an interesting explanation as to why she took so long to go public with her accusations.

As we've said ... Trump has denied the alleged incident.

Allred also attempted to discredit Zervos' cousin, John Barry -- who claims Summer praised Trump -- by trotting out text messages she says he sent to Summer ... including one where he calls himself a "loser."


Anderson Silva Hillary on Steroids ... That's Some BS!

10/16/2016 7:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UFC legend Anderson Silva is calling out Donald Trump for suggesting Hillary Clinton is using performance enhancing drugs.

Silva, who was busted and suspended for anabolic steroid use, was leaving Arclight theater in Hollywood ... when we asked him about Trump's call for drug testing before this week's final Presidential debate.

Check out his response -- Silva clearly doesn't think the testing in the political Octagon is necessary, but thinks he knows why Trump even made it an issue.

Lil Jon Trump Called Me 'Uncle Tom' On 'Celeb Apprentice'

10/15/2016 1:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1015-lil-john-donald-trump-tmz-01Lil Jon says Donald Trump referred to him as "Uncle Tom" during his stint as a contestant on "Celebrity Apprentice" ... but he's not sure there was any ill will behind the comment. 

A report by The Daily Beast says during an episode of Jon's season, the rapper dressed as Uncle Sam. The report states Trump -- on more than one occasion -- referred to a dressed-up Lil Jon as "Uncle Tom."

Jon posted about the report Friday night, saying, "When this "Uncle Tom" incident happened on Celebrity Apprentice in the boardroom several of my castmates and I addressed Mr. Trump immediately when we heard the comment. I can't say if he knew what he was actually saying or not, but he did stop using that term once we explained it's offensiveness."

The rapper ended with, "I also want to be clear that I don't agree with many of the statements Mr. Trump has said during his current run for President."

Donald Trump Drug Test Hillary Before Next Debate She Was 'Pumped Up'

10/15/2016 12:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton should be forced to take a drug test before their next debate ... claiming she seemed "pumped up" during their last face off. 

Trump was in New Hampshire Saturday when he made the suggestion ... comparing himself and Hillary to athletes and saying it's only fair they be subjected to a drug test too. 

Trump said Hillary appeared to be "pumped up" at the start of their last debate and without energy by the time it wrapped ... so he thinks something's up. 

Donald Trump Accuser's Story of 'Disappearing' Airplane Armrest Rings True

10/15/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1014-donald-trump-jessica-leeds-tmzDonald Trump's camp claims the center armrest separating him from a fellow passenger is the smoking gun proving she's a liar ... but we did some digging and she's on solid ground.

Jessica Leeds claims she was sitting next to Trump on a flight from Dallas to NYC in 1979, when he got all handsy with her. She says all of a sudden the center console disappeared, and that's when the under-the-skirt groping began.

Trump's camp claims her story doesn't hold water, because the center armrest in first class was fixed -- not removable.

Leeds claims she was on a Braniff Airways Boeing 707, but we contacted Ben Cass, the founder of the Braniff Airways Foundation, and he says 707s were not in service from Dallas to NYC in '79.

Cass says the plane was actually a Boeing 727, and the armrest was indeed removable by simply pulling it vertically.

1014-Braniff-727-First-ClassThe armrest was held in place by pegs and Cass said it would take only 2 seconds to lift it off. 

We also got hold of the Braniff International Flight Attendant Manual, which makes it clear ... the armrests, just like Leeds said, could disappear.


Donald Trump Kiss Accuser Songwriter With Racist Flare Against Asians

10/15/2016 12:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The woman profiled Thursday on CNN who claimed she was the recipient of an unwanted kiss courtesy of Donald Trump is a songwriter who penned and sang a tune that was squarely racist.

Jennifer Murphy posted a video last April in which she sang about being a "neenja" in an characteur-like Asian accent.

Jen ended up apologizing after a torrent of criticism was directed her way, saying, "It is obvious that I had bad judgment and didn’t understand that my attempt at humor would be seen as insensitive or mean-spirited ... I sincerely apologize to every person that has felt pain and offence because of me, and I ask their forgiveness."

Jen has a history on TMZ ... turns out we broke the news to her then celebrity plastic surgery husband Bill Dorfman back in 2007 that she filed for divorce. Dorfman was stunned, saying he had dinner with her hours before we called and there was no hint something was amiss.

Ty Dolla Sign 'Crazy-Ass Trump' or 'Lyin-Ass Hillary'

10/15/2016 7:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ty Dolla Sign has a bleak view of the Presidential election ... 2 bad choices.

We got the rapper Friday at Crustacean in Bev Hills ... and he said although both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are flawed, he still has made his choice.

BTW ... he says although rappers and Trump have all trash-talked the same, there's a big difference.

A.J. McLean When it Comes to Clinton/Trump I Don't Want it This or That Way

10/15/2016 7:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Backstreet Boys sent a strong message to Donald Trump NOT to play their songs, but A.J. McLean says he and his boys are neutral.

A.J. was at LAX Friday when our photog asked about the group's publicist contacting Trump's people, warning them to stop using "I Want it That Way" as an anthem when the candidate gave speeches.

A.J. thinks his job is to sing and dance ... NOT to influence his fans.

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