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Donald Trump Presses Cavs Owner On LeBron James ... At White House

6/28/2017 12:19 PM PDT
Breaking News

Even President Donald Trump wants to know what's going on with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers ... so, he went right to the owner and asked him. 

Dan Gilbert happened to be at the White House Wednesday -- along with the Chicago Cubs (who are in town to play the Nationals) and Trump brought them all together for a high level introduction.

While introducing Gilbert to guys like Joe Maddon, Kris Bryant, Jon Lester and others ... he turned to Gilbert and asked how he's doing with LeBron James

It appeared Gilbert responded, "Good, yeah."

Interesting situation for two reasons -- First, Bron isn't a Trump fan. Second, there's talk LeBron could leave Cleveland after next season.

Gilbert didn't drop any bombshells ... it was just interesting watching him handle that situation.

Still, Trump enjoyed himself -- and then went on to talk about health care.

Malia Obama Comes to a Head with Barack

6/28/2017 7:32 AM PDT

Sorry, President Obama ... but Daddy's little girl ain't so little anymore, and might even be dunking on him pretty soon, based on these shots from the family vacay to Indonesia.

The Obamas visited a Buddhist temple Wednesday in Central Java, just west of Bali, and the proof is in the pics ... Malia's a growing young lady! She's now less than a couple inches shy of 44's 6'1" height.

Michelle's 5'11" ... so the genes are strong with this one.

Too bad she doesn't hoop. Malia might mess around and get a triple-double!

Justin Trudeau Spread 'Em!!!

6/28/2017 6:48 AM PDT

Justin Trudeau knows what he's got ... clearly.

The Canadian P.M. posed for the cover of Delta Airlines Sky Mag ... the July issue.

The shot is perfectly framed ... making his crotch the centerpiece. It's a little Sharon Stone "Basic Instinct," a little Michelle Pfeiffer "Dangerous Minds."

By the way ... crotch aside, nice sox.

With Obama out of office, Trudeau has a clear path to the hottest leader in the world. There are really no challengers.  

Think Katie Ledecky in the Olympics.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Clashes with Reporter Over 'Fake News'

6/27/2017 1:41 PM PDT

Sarah Huckabee Sanders went on the attack over "fake news" -- citing the CNN debacle -- then got raked over the coals by a White House reporter.

The Deputy White House Press Secretary chastised CNN over its retracted story ... which connected a Trump aide to a Russian investment fund. She started attacking the media in general too, and that's when The Sentinel reporter Brian Karem went off.

Tensions are clearly running high after 3 CNN staffers resigned  -- and one of its producers was caught on hidden camera saying their Russia coverage is just for ratings.

Piers Morgan CNN Cut Corners to Bash Trump ... It Came Back to Bite Them

6/27/2017 11:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Piers Morgan's not bashing CNN for going after huge ratings with stories about President Trump and Russia, but thinks their Prez-bashing is dangerous journalism ... and led to embarrassment.

Piers, Editor-at-Large of Dailymail.com, tells TMZ he's not surprised CNN is now in trouble over an undercover vid coming out suggesting its Trump/Russia coverage is BS ... because they've been pushing the narrative too hard for too long.

The TV personality says CNN's obsessed with the story because it's been their moneymaker -- and they want it to be true -- but now they're paying the price for recklessness.

CNN Producer Calls its Trump/Russia Coverage 'Mostly Bulls***'

6/27/2017 7:52 AM PDT

This video clip is swirling around ... showing a CNN supervising producer saying the network's coverage of the Russia/Trump investigation is "mostly bulls***" but it's being covered to death for ratings.

John Bonifield, CNN's supervising producer of the network's health unit, is caught on undercover video saying the network is getting great ratings from trying to tie the Trump Administration to the Russian interference in the election.

Bonifield says CNN doesn't have the goods, but it's nonstop coverage is all about attracting viewers.

The video was produced by James O'Keefe, the founder of Project Veritas, a super conservative blog.

Trump has jumped on Monday's story about 3 CNN employees resigning after an unsubstantiated story connecting Trump aide Anthony Scaramucci to a Russian investment fund was retracted. Trump tweeted, "Fake News CNN is looking at big management changes now that they got caught falsely pushing their phony Russian stories."

Michelle, Sasha, Malia So Right ... Sarong

6/27/2017 6:12 AM PDT

The Obama women were out in full force Monday in Bali ... sarong-in' it up.

The ladies, along with Barack, took a tour of the Tirta Empul Temple during their latest stop on what seems to be a global vacay. Previous stops include various cities in Italy, Virgin Islands, Tahiti, Scotland, and Palm Springs ... if that counts. 

Life doesn't get much better. Barack and Michelle are scoring $60 mil for their memoirs, his popularity has soared since leaving office, and the fam is tight.

Barack Obama Rough Waters Ahead

6/26/2017 6:37 AM PDT

President Obama was NOT the captain of this ship ... and he's totally cool with it.

The former Prez and Michelle took Malia and Sasha along for their latest vacation in Bali ... where they did some white water rafting. Based on Sasha's smile we're guessing these were class II rapids at best.

The Obamas also toured a rice terrace as they kicked off a 10-day trip that will end in Jakarta. Barack is making a speech there to the Indonesian Congress. Barack spent part of his childhood living in the country, so it's a bit of a homecoming.

He's going back in style -- reportedly staying at the Four Seasons in Bali where rooms can run several thousand per night.

Their $60 mil book advances should cover it.

Chance the Rapper at BET Awards Calls for Justice in Black Community ... Thanks Michelle Obama

6/25/2017 7:56 PM PDT

Chance the Rapper had everyone at the BET Awards on their feet and cheering after he gave one HELL of an acceptance speech demanding justice in the black community ... and Michelle Obama even gave him a shout out.

Chance took home the BET Humanitarian Award Sunday in L.A. for all his work helping out the Chicago public school system and its students -- with money, shows and engagement in his hometown.

During his acceptance speech, Chance made an impassioned plea to the federal government, juries and courts and a number of other institutions to deliver justice to black people ... those locked up for minor drug offenses; those killed by police; and schools getting screwed by higher-ups. 

Like we said ... the crowd loved it. And if that wasn't enough ... Michelle had some kind words for Chance before he stole the show himself.

Justin Trudeau Joins Toronto's Pride Parade

6/25/2017 12:19 PM PDT

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did what Donald Trump has refused to do for all of June ... walk among his LGBT citizens to honor Pride Month. 

Trudeau joined in on Canada's largest Pride parade in Toronto Sunday, where he took to the streets to march with members of the LGBT community. He made many stops along the way ... shaking hands and talking to reporters. 

President Trump has failed to formally acknowledge June as Pride Month -- unlike President Obama, who did so almost every year over his 8-year term. 

Looks like the PM is keeping up with the tradition up north. 

Congressman Adam Schiff Blames Obama and Trump for Russian Hacking

6/25/2017 7:48 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Congressman Adam Schiff blames former President Obama for not standing up to the Russians while they were hacking Hillary Clinton's emails during the election, but he thinks Trump is a shameless hypocrite for taking swipes at the former Prez when Trump himself was gleefully using the info.

Schiff was in D.C. Sunday when our photog asked about where to cast blame over Russian interference in the election.  Schiff uses a great metaphor to express his disdain for Trump, but then throws shade on Obama.

The only principal who escapes Schiff's critique ... well, she lost. 

John Salley Axing Rodman From HOF Is 'Crazy' ... Focus On Real Issues

6/24/2017 12:15 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

John Salley 100% has the back of his old Bad Boys teammate Dennis Rodman ... saying the human rights organization calling for revoking The Worm's Hall Of Fame status is full of B.S.

As we previously reported ... The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is upset with Dennis over his relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Those concerns were of course made worse by the recent death of U.S. student -- and former NK prisoner -- Otto Warmbier.

The group has called for Rodman's Hall of Fame status to be stripped ... something Salley said was a insane waste of time when we got him out in Beverly Hills.

"This world is going through a tough, tough time. We don't have time to talk about the Hall of Fame."

John didn't stop there, saying that not only has Dennis not damaged the integrity of the hall (grounds for removal, according to the rules) but his offbeat behavior has only made basketball better.

"Dennis Rodman's antics and ways have literally given leeway and flavor for the guys to be able to do what they do today. So the fact that somebody wants to remove the good he's done is literally crazy."

Hillary Clinton Attacks Healthcare Bill ... GOP Is the 'Death Party'

6/23/2017 5:00 PM PDT
Breaking News

Hillary Clinton jumped off the political sidelines and fired a shot at Republicans over the new healthcare bill ... saying, in not so many words, it's gonna kill Americans.

The former candidate said the GOP will be "the death party" if they pass the proposed healthcare measure. In her tweet, she referenced an article citing Harvard researchers. Their study says the Senate bill could result in "18,000 to 28,000 deaths in 2026."

She also urged her followers to speak out against the bill. 

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