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Parkland Leader David Hogg Wanna Get Political? Join My Club!

4/6/2018 10:00 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

David Hogg's ready for another major rally -- getting students nationwide to sign up for his political activism club.

We're told David and the March for Our Lives leaders will be launching a new platform for students to create school clubs and engage them in political activism. Here's how it'll go down -- students will be able to go on the MFOL's website and create a club for their school anywhere in the good ol' US of A.

From there ... students get support and help with:

-- Letter-writing campaigns to lawmakers

-- Hosting town halls

-- Planning future marches (like March for Our Lives)

-- Starting voter registration drives 

-- Supporting candidates who support the MFOL mission (either Democrat or Republican)

-- Helping students get on campaign trails 

It should be noted ... the club is nonpartisan. The goal's to give students the resources they need to get politically active and make it easy for them to become engaged. 

Stormy Daniels' Lawyer There's A Lot Left to Reveal ... And I'm Not Bluffing

4/7/2018 6:47 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Stormy Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, says her legal war with Donald Trump has only just begun, and many more juicy details will come to light ... if necessary.

We got Stormy's attorney at LAX Friday evening, who tells us although a lot of their case info has been disclosed ... it's only scratched the surface. So our guy asks about the ominous disc tweet from a couple weeks back ... and Avenatti suggests it's more than just a warning shot.

Avenatti also says Trump's public denial Thursday of having knowledge about the $130k payment his lawyer, Michael Cohen, made to Stormy for their "hush" agreement only helps him in getting the POTUS to sit for a deposition.

As for the REALLY "private" matters between Stormy and Trump -- Avenatti says nothing's off the table if his client keeps getting portrayed as a liar.

Oh, dear.

Napoleon Dynamite Star If Feds Deport Ex-MS-13 Member, 'Henry' ... He'll Be Murdered!

4/5/2018 3:24 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Napoleon Dynamite" star Efren Ramirez says ICE and the Trump Administration are hanging an ex-gang member out to dry, and essentially signing the death warrant of the 19-year-old kid.

Efren is fired up about "Henry" ... the former MS-13 member whose story is now getting national attention. Quick backstory -- "Henry" fled El Salvador and sought asylum in the U.S. to escape his life in the international crime organization. He turned informant, in exchange for placement in witness protection -- but instead got tossed in a detention center, and is now scheduled to be deported.

Efren, who's of El Salvadorian descent, insists MS-13 will kill "Henry" as soon as he's sent back to El Salvador. As Efren sees it, "The fact he risked his life to give information that he knew, he was promised to be protected." 

He adds, if ICE turns its back on "Henry" ... "He will be murdered."

MLK's Daughter Prez Trump's a Long Way From Living Up to the Dream

4/4/2018 3:37 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter says President Trump can better honor her father on the 50th anniversary of his assassination with real life actions ... NOT tweets.

We talked to Bernice King on Wednesday about Trump's remembrance to Dr. King, which he did on Twitter. Granted, it's his favorite platform to address the world ... but for Bernice it rings a little hollow.

She admits, it's not realistic to hold POTUS to MLK's standard, but thinks we should be encouraging Trump to better embrace her father's ideals.

Bernice also told us how she and people across the country will mark the moment Dr. King was shot and killed in Memphis.  

Rudy Giuliani Third Wife Files for Divorce

4/4/2018 12:20 PM PDT
Breaking News

Rudy Giuliani and his wife, Judith, are heading for splitsville after 15 years of marriage ... TMZ has confirmed.

The former Mayor of NYC and his wife tied in the knot in 2003, but Judith filed paperwork to end the matrimony ... and it appears she's ready to battle over their assets because she reportedly filed a contested divorce proceeding in Manhattan Supreme Court. 

Rudy revealed the news to the NY Post, saying ... "It is with great sadness I can confirm that Judith and I are divorcing. We hope to do this as amicably as possible, and hope that people will respect the privacy of our children at this time.” He added nobody is placing blame ... there are problems on both sides.

This was the third marriage for both, and they both have adult children from previous marriages.

Ted Kennedy CIA Operative Says Ted Kennedy Didn't Know Mary Jo Kopechne Was in the Car

4/4/2018 9:46 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ted Kennedy didn't abandon Mary Jo Kopechne when his car plunged off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island ... he didn't even know she was in the car, according to a retired CIA operative.

We've been asked not to use the CIA person's name, but he worked for the agency for decades. He says back in 1969, Kennedy was romantically involved with the wife of a very powerful politician, and if word got out about the affair Kennedy was afraid it would ruin his career.

The operative says the night of the accident Kennedy and some of his buddies were all drunk and drove to a party on the Island. They went there because the politician's wife was at the party and Kennedy wanted to hook up with her. Mary Jo Kopechne was at the party ... she and Kennedy were acquaintances but not romantically involved.

According to the operative, Mary Jo was drunk, said she had a headache, got up and said she was going into one of the bedrooms to lie down.

At some point later in the evening, Kennedy and the politician's wife wanted "some alone time" and didn't want to do anything in front of the group, so they got in the car and drove ... eventually plunging off the bridge into the water. They both swam to shore safely. The operative says both were not injured.

The operative says unbeknownst to either Kennedy or the politician's wife, Mary Jo apparently was unable to sleep in the house because of the noise, so she went into the back seat of the car where she fell asleep ... which is where she died. At least one person at the party knew Mary Jo had gone into one of the cars and told authorities that after the accident.

The operative says cops immediately knew the politician's wife was in the car, because she had left her purse on the front seat. The operative says so began a cover-up to protect Kennedy.

A second person, who was close to Ted and the Kennedy family in '69, confirmed the operative's story. There's a new movie coming out this week -- "Chappaquiddick" -- which chronicles the accident and the aftermath.  

Mike Epps on Ronald Reagan Turned Off Hearing Aids on Nancy, Huh? Try That on a Black Woman

4/4/2018 7:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mike Epps says Ronald Reagan was probably only able to get away with turning off his hearing aid around his wife, Nancy, because she was white. We'll let him explain.

We got the comedian Tuesday night at Mastro's where we chatted about a newly released book about President Reagan that claims he'd switch off his hearing aid during dinner to tune out Nancy.

The story goes Reagan would have an aide nudge him if she actually said something that required a response.

Funny, but Mike makes it clear ... Barack Obama better not try to get cute. Check out his take.

Ex-RNC Chair Michael Steele Trump's Amazon Beef is Fake News ... He Just Hates Bezos' Paper!

4/3/2018 2:51 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele says he sees right through President Trump's beef with Jeff Bezos ... and says it ain't about Amazon, it's just politics and the newspaper Bezos owns.

We got the conservative pundit Tuesday in D.C., and he said Trump's tweet storm claiming Amazon is screwing the U.S. Postal Service is a BS smokescreen for his hatred of the Washington Post ... which Bezos bought back in 2013. 

POTUS drags WaPo almost daily as "fake news," and now his tweets targeting Amazon is hitting Bezos hard in the wallet. His personal net worth has dropped about $16 billion, and Amazon stock also dropped. 

Steele says Bezos has to decide how, or if, to fight back against Trump. We threw out one suggestion ... admittedly, it's some prime trolling. 

Roseanne Barr Trump Responsible for My Ratings?? ... HAHAHAHAHA!

4/3/2018 6:32 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Roseanne Barr thinks it's laughable that President Trump kinda tried taking credit for her massive ratings for the premiere of her revived TV show last week ... literally, she LOL'd.

We got the sitcom star Monday night at LAX, where our photog asked what she thought of Trump plugging himself and his supporters for giving "Roseanne" a big bump last Tuesday.

She doesn't hide her feelings about that -- hilariously ridiculous, at least that's how it sounds to us. Then she drops this on us ... there's only one person responsible for the success of the revived "Roseanne" -- and it ain't DT. 

Oh, and BTW ... the real Roseanne is just as funny in real life as she is on TV. Now, "go mind your mother."

David Hogg Forget the UCs ... Come to New Mexico State, It's On Us!

4/3/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

David Hogg might not be good enough for the University of California -- despite his activism -- but he's now got something in his back pocket ... a possible full ride in New Mexico!

TMZ has obtained an acceptance letter from the Dean of the Honors College at New Mexico State University. Dr. Miriam S. Chaiken was pleased to inform Hogg he was welcome at the campus ... and so are all the other Parkland student leaders.

In the letter, Chaiken says she's been inspired by the work David and his fellow students were doing in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High shootings ... taking to the streets and demanding new gun control laws.

She writes, "Please tell David, Emma (Gonzalez), and any other of your student leaders, that they are welcome at the William Conroy Honors College and at New Mexico State University." Chaiken goes on ... "I can assure them that they will be admitted to our university, and I will personally make it my commitment to raise as much funding as I can to support them with scholarships."

Sounds like a full ride for Hogg and co. Then again, the specifics are a little vague. 

He's also got at least three other options on the table to consider. Always nice to have a safety school. 

Donald Trump's Attorney Stormy Agreed ... This Fight Doesn't Belong in Court

4/2/2018 4:06 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

President Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, insists Stormy Daniels has NO right to drag him or the Prez into court over the "hush" agreement, and he's got that in black and white.

Cohen filed new docs asking the judge to move Stormy's lawsuit from federal court into arbitration ... because he says that's exactly what Stormy agreed to do. Cohen says it's part of the very agreement she's suing to get nullified.

In the docs, Cohen says the ex-porn star herself has admitted to signing the deal in Oct. 2016, and accepting the $130k payment. Although she's making hay about Trump not signing it, Cohen says the document is binding between Stormy and Essential Consultants -- the company Cohen set up to pay her the cash.

Stormy's attorney Michael Avenatti told us he wants to force POTUS to sit for a deposition in the case.

Van Jones I Went Full Fanboy for Winnie Mandela

4/2/2018 3:17 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

When Van Met Winnie, it was nothing like Harry and Sally ... but CNN host Van Jones still got an unforgettable story out of it.

We got the CNN host Monday at LAX as he was heading to Memphis to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. He also reflected on Winnie Mandela's death ... and the moment he, unexpectedly, came face-to-face with her. 

As we reported, Nelson Mandela's wife died Monday after a lengthy battle with illness -- and even though her life was filled with scandals, Van says it's hard to judge her.

He also told us why he's sure activists like Winnie and Dr. King would be proud of what's happening in America and around the world, right now.

Donald Trump Jr. My Wife & I Are Egg-cellent ... Amid Divorce

4/2/2018 11:43 AM PDT

Donald Trump Jr. and his estranged wife, Vanessa, are getting a divorce, but you wouldn't be able to tell from the photo above, taken Monday at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

The couple put on a united front on the White House lawn, where their 5 kids and about 30,000 others participated in the annual tradition of rolling Easter eggs across the South Lawn. 

It was their first public outing since Vanessa filed for divorce last month and news of DJT Jr.'s alleged affair with Danity Kane singer Aubrey O'Day surfaced, but not their first hang. They spent Spring Break with their kids at Mar-a-Lago last week.

It's pretty amazing Vanessa went to the event. As we reported, she hates politics and the spotlight that comes with it.

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