Donald Trump will host "Saturday Night Live" ... and the big winner is NBC.
Trump will front SNL on November 7th ... which NOT coincidentally is smack in the middle of sweeps.
Trump has been a ratings magnet ... CNN got its best rating in history during the second Republican Presidential Debate ... thanks to D.T. And even the struggling "Meet the Press" attracted 3.6 million viewers in August thanks to The Donald.
Trump is not a novice on the 'SNL' front. He hosted in 2004.
9:40 AM PT -- T.I. is already issuing a mea culpa. He says, "My comments about women running for president were unequivocally insensitive and wrong. I sincerely apologize to everyone I offended."Hillary Clinton can't be leader of the free world because she's just too female ... this according to T.I., anyway.
T.I. told DJ Whoo Kid there's no way he'd be casting a ballot for Hillary or any woman. His rationale ... "I just know that women make rash decisions, emotionally ... they make very permanent, cemented decisions."
T.I. claimed he wasn't trying to be sexist, and added he thinks women can handle every OTHER political office, but president is too much (It starts around 13:25 in the clip).
The rapper -- who can't vote because he's got a felony on his record -- said the world just isn't ready to have a woman with her finger on the nukes.
Apparently T.I. hasn't heard of Angela Merkel, Margaret Thatcher, Indira Gandhi, or Golda Meir.
Donald Trump says he has every right to use Steven Tyler's anthem, "Dream On," but he'll shelve the song because that's what Steven wants and the Aerosmith singer is a big, big fan.
Trump tells TMZ, he's read the cease and desist letter from Tyler's lawyer, threatening a lawsuit if the leader of the Republican pack dares to walk into a crowd again with "Dream On" blaring in the background.
Trump says he bought the right to use the song in public assemblies, along with many other tunes. But since Tyler has been such a good friend and supporter over the years, Trump says he'll move on instead of dream on.
We're told Tyler's gripe is not with Trump ... he just doesn't want his music politicized.
As for what Trump now plans to use as his anthem, he says there are 10-15 songs he rotates, but he favors "We're Not Gonna Take it" by Twisted Sister because he says it connects with the audience. It doesn't hurt that Dee Snider is a 'Celebrity Apprentice' alum who loves The Donald.
BTW ... Trump's still ahead in virtually every poll, and the margin is growing.
One of Donald Trump's celebrity pals is pissed at him, legally speaking, anyway -- Steven Tyler is threatening to sue Trump if he keeps using Aerosmith's song "Dream On" during campaign rallies.
According to Tyler's angry cease and desist letter ... this is actually the 2nd time Trump has been warned about using Aerosmith's classic ballad. Tyler's attorneys say they sent an initial letter back in August, but noticed Trump has pressed on using the song.
Most recently, Trump's campaign played "Dream On" during a stop in Georgia on Saturday. Tyler says the repeated use of the song insinuates the Aerosmith frontman endorses Trump for president. He's giving Trump 24 hours to drop the song from his playlist ... or present some evidence he has license to use it.
Tyler's defense of his song seems like it's purely a business move -- since he's been tight with Trump. Tyler and Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer attended the Republican debate in Cleveland as Trump's guests, Donald has been to their concerts, and Tyler is a registered Republican.
Tyler's attorney Dina LaPolt confirms it's not about politics. She tells TMZ, Tyler's "position has always been consistent regarding copyright and intellectual property. Simply, one must get permission from the music creators. Steven wrote 100% of 'Dream On,' and this is about the un-authorized use of his property."
If it's just about capitalism ... you'd think Trump would understand Tyler's stance.
President Obama has some advice for Kanye West if he plans on running for office in 2020 ... and he's got a great nickname for him too.
Obama was in San Francisco Saturday for a DNC fundraiser where Yeezy is set to perform. The Prez joked about Kanye's White House plans -- saying if elected -- Kanye will be The Peezy.
The best part ... Obama gives Kanye some advice on how to survive The White House, saying he'll have to learn to deal with some "strange characters" who behave like they're on a reality TV show. We're guessing he's talking Trump but if it's Kim, we'd say Yeezy has that one covered.
And get this ... it looks like after the show Obama and Kanye each signed a wall ... Obama signed #44 -- he's the 44th President -- and Kanye signed #46 ... making him the Prez in 2020.
Dr. Ben Carson says his puzzling laughter after saying he would have bum rushed the Oregon community college shooter ... had nothing to do with nerves or him being insensitive to victims.
Carson was in NYC outside the FOX News building -- where it originally went down on FOX & Friends -- and we asked what was really behind his chuckling. Remember, he did it again ... when we raised the shooting topic with him later that day.
Check it out, Carson tells us the blame lies with reporters and their questions, not himself. We went back and checked -- doesn't seem like a funny question, but everyone hears things differently.
Also, one guess what happened as BC walked away from our photog today. We'll try not to take it personally.
President Obama could be blaming it on the a-a-a-a-alcohol this weekend -- 'cause he's gonna be partying with Jamie Foxx at a ritzy celebrity event ... TMZ has learned.
The DNC is throwing one of those big ticket fundraisers on Saturday in Pacific Palisades where the Prez will be pressing the flesh and working the room. The original invitation went out saying, "Musical guest TBD" ... but our DNC sources tell us Foxx will be the entertainment.
If you wanna roll VIP -- as in get a photo with Obama and prime seating for the concert -- it'll cost you $10,000! You can get in the door though for a mere $1,000 ... no pic included.
The exact location is only listed as a private home, until you fork over the dough for a ticket.
Let's hope Jamie's turn as POTUS in "White House Down" doesn't come up in conversation. For Jamie's sake.
Gloria Trevi's life story is so absolutely insane it became a movie, which she says brought her to tears -- but the "Mexican Madonna" cracked up when we suggested she perform for Donald Trump.
Trevi survived one of the biggest scandals in the history of music -- after shooting to superstardom in the '90s, she and her bf/manager were accused of running a sex cult for minors. The couple fled to Brazil, and Trevi was eventually arrested there and imprisoned for nearly 5 years while awaiting trial.
Oh, and she managed to get pregnant while behind bars. When it was all said and done ... she was acquitted due to lack of evidence.
Soooo ... now that her biopic "Gloria" is out, and she's reviving her career -- we wondered if she'd consider playing Trump's inauguration.
Randy Quaid can't seem to get things right north of the border ... he was just detained in Canada and it could lead to his deportation.
Law enforcement tells TMZ Quaid was picked up in Montreal where he and his wife Evi live. It appears Evi was involved in the incident as well, she tweeted, "i love that Canada needs to learn how to wake up and criticize its crappy government ... ps we got arrested by an actual tall midget."
It's unclear why Quaid was detained but an immigration official tells TMZ he will have a detention review hearing on Thursday.
A law enforcement source in Santa Barbara -- where Quaid has several warrants out for his arrest -- tells TMZ they'll pick him up once he's brought back to the US.
The couple has been in Canada for years after legal troubles in the US, reportedly living in Montreal since January 2013.
A group of women -- more than a baker's dozen -- torpedoed the London premiere of Meryl Streep's new movie over women's rights issues ... which is ironic since Streep has been one of their champions.
It's unclear if Streep was on the red carpet yet Wednesday when the protesters laid their bodies on the ground -- showing their outrage for Parliament's decision to cut funding for domestic violence services.
The women -- part of a group called Sisters Uncut with a hashtag that reads #deadwomencantvote -- never said they have a problem with Streep or her movie, "Suffragette." The flick is about a group of women in England who championed the women's right to vote movement.
It's unclear if the protesters have issues with the film, or just used the venue to piss on Parliament.
Turns out, the Philadelphia congressman who took Pope Francis' water cup after his holiness spoke in D.C. last month says he's willing to let Chip Kelly take a swig from the glass -- if it can help the team!
We spoke with Congressman Bob Brady who says he's still a huge Kelly supporter -- despite the fact they're struggling this season with a 1-3 record.
So, if it means bringing Kelly to his office to sip from the holy cup ... Brady says he's 100% on board!
There's just one problem with the potential divine intervention -- their next opponent is the Saints.