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Waka Faka Flame Wipes Ass With Trump Jersey

1/18/2017 6:22 AM PST

Waka Flocka Flame made a big stink when he decided to wipe his ass at a concert ... using Donald Trump's name to do it. 

Waka was performing at the Georgia Theatre when he noticed a fan wearing a Trump jersey. Waka's a known anti-Trump guy, but still ... what happens next is gag worthy.

For the record, it looks all cloth and ... No Hands. At least he's consistent.

Donald Trump Cuts Rock Legends from Inauguration To Save Cash for Charity

1/18/2017 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0117_donald_trump_donation_compositeDonald Trump shut down negotiations to get a huge rock band at one of his Inaugural balls ... in order to cut costs and potentially save tens of millions for charity.

Inauguration sources tell us the Committee was close to landing a legendary group -- one that's in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame -- but when the President-elect found out they wanted more than $1 million for the gig he pulled the plug. We're told Trump implored the rockers to reduce their appearance fee -- but when they refused he told the Inaugural Committee to move on to other artists.

Mind you, there's plenty of dough. The Committee's reportedly received more than $90 million in donations, but we're told Trump instructed all involved to keep expenses in the low millions because whatever is left over is going to charity.

As we reported ... the Liberty Ball and Freedom Ball will now feature soul legend Sam Moore, as well as Grammy nominee Travis Greene. While organizers are tight-lipped about naming all the acts, our sources say you can expect an eclectic lineup -- ranging from dance to country to gospel -- and everyone's doing it for free or a greatly reduced rate.

We're told planners had only 2 directives: make it diverse and do it on the cheap.

D.L. Hughley MLK III Betrayed John Lewis With Trump Meeting

1/18/2017 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

D.L. Hughley isn't trying to hide his anger at MLK Jr.'s son for betraying Civil Rights leader Rep. John Lewis during his beef with Donald Trump ... in D.L.'s eyes, anyway.

D.L. definitely got some stuff off his chest when we asked about Martin Luther King III's meeting with the Prez-elect. He flat-out rips him for not calling out Trump for his Twitter rant against Rep. Lewis ... who walked shoulder to shoulder with MLK Jr. in the '60s.

As for why MLK III really had the meeting -- D.L. offers a mercenary theory.

The outrage is real.

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Melania Trump DC to NYC Commute Shorter than Yours

1/18/2017 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0117-melania-barron-trump-commute-tmz-gettyMelania Trump will get from the White House to Trump Tower faster than your average big city commuter takes to get home -- and she's doing it by plane, chopper and automobile.

TMZ broke the story ... Melania will stay at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave Friday and Saturday night and then return to Trump Tower Sunday with Barron so he can continue his school year in NYC. It's going to be quite the whirlwind trip home.

Our sources tell us Melania will drive in a motorcade from the White House to Andrews AFB in Maryland: 20 mins. Then she'll hop on a 737 or a 757 (similar to Trump's jumbo jet) to NYC's LaGuardia Airport: 45 mins.

From there, they'll dodge bridge and tunnel traffic by taking a helicopter to Manhattan's Chelsea district: 15 mins. Their journey ends with another motorcade for the 2.5 mile ride to Trump Tower: 10 mins.

All told, Melania's looking at a 90 minute ride. No carpool necessary.

It's good to be the First Lady.

Donald Trump It's Fish Or Beef ... At Fancy Donors' Dinner

1/17/2017 2:52 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0117-donald-trump-dinner-tmz-07The folks who donated big to Donald Trump's presidential campaign will have one simple question to answer come dinnertime -- fish or beef?

Trump's hosting the Chairman's Global Dinner in D.C. Tuesday night ... where donors who spent top dollar for his campaign will get treated to an exclusive black-tie dinner, and 2 entree options: mustard glazed black cod or filet mignon.

TMZ has obtained a copy of the menu, and it includes side dishes like carrot ribbon salad and champignons -- fancy for mushrooms. For dessert, they're serving Baked Alaska cakes with "fresh" raspberries.

Winos have 2 reds and 2 whites from which to choose. Cheers!

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NFL Says Lady Gaga NOT BANNED from Talking Politics ... At Super Bowl

1/17/2017 2:53 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0117-lady-gaga-tmz-01The NFL tells TMZ Sports ... Lady Gaga has NOT been instructed to keep her mouth shut about politics and Donald Trump during the Super Bowl halftime show ... despite reports to the contrary. 

A report surfaced earlier Tuesday that Gaga -- who's famously outspoken about social issues and politics (and is anti-Trump) -- was specifically told to keep politics out of her performance. 

But an NFL spokesperson is calling B.S. -- telling us, "This is unsourced nonsense from people trying to stir up controversy where there is none."

"The Super Bowl is a time when people really come together. Lady Gaga is focused on putting together an amazing show for fans and we love working with her on it; we aren’t going to be distracted by this."

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President Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning Sentence

1/17/2017 1:38 PM PST
Breaking News

0117-obama-manning-tmz-apPresident Obama just commuted Chelsea Manning's sentence and she will be freed in May ... the White House announced Tuesday.

Chelsea Manning -- a former Army intelligence officer who leaked classified information to WikiLeaks -- was convicted back in 2013, and sentenced to 35 years in prison. Obama's commutation means she'll be out May 17, after just 7 years served.

Manning, a transgender woman, attempted suicide twice while in prison.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said last week he would agree to extradition to the U.S. if Obama released Manning from prison. Assange remains holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

It's unclear if a deal has been struck.

'Soul Man' Sam Moore Performing at Trump's Inaugural Concert

1/17/2017 12:35 PM PST
Breaking News

0117_Sam-Moore_tmzGrammy-award winning "Soul Man" Sam Moore will perform at Donald Trump's Inaugural Concert.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend was added to perform during the "Make America Great Again!" concert slated for the night before Trump gets sworn in.

The legendary singer announced that "As an American, I am honored to perform for President-elect Donald Trump. I was a participant in the civil rights movement and have seen many positive changes and advancement in my 81 years of living in this wonderful country."

Sam's announcement came the same day we reported the inauguration committee was going to keep featured performers for the Inaugural balls under wraps.

Chuck D Quit Attacking Steve Harvey! We NEED an Inside Man with Trump

1/17/2017 12:12 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0117_chuck_d_steve_harvey_tmz-2Chuck D doesn't think people should be going after Steve Harvey for rubbing elbows with Donald Trump ... because he thinks it's vital to have someone keeping tabs on the Prez-elect.

The leader of Public Enemy tells TMZ ... certain members of the black community need to sit face-to-face with any perceived adversary so they can find out what's really going down with the new administration ... and let everyone else know.

On the flip side, Chuck says it's great so many artists and entertainers are protesting this year's inauguration ... but it doesn't have to be everybody.

Translation -- we gotta stick together for the next 4 years ... but having an inside man or 2 will only help the cause.

Donald Trump Inauguration Gospel Star Travis Greene Proud to Say ... I'm Performing!!!

1/17/2017 12:14 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Donald Trump's Inaugural Committee doesn't want to say who is performing at the inaugural balls ... but one of the singers sure does.

Gospel and Grammy nominated singer Travis Greene -- who will open the Liberty Ball -- says God told him to perform, and he has no reservations.

He told us he's getting blowback on social media, but he's figured out a way to deal with it. For the record, his team tells us he's also getting support for his decision.

Travis will be singing his hit (and 2016 Grammy nominated song) "Intentional."

Donald Trump Sued By Accuser For Defamation 'Apprentice' Contestant Holds Presser

1/17/2017 12:39 PM PST
Breaking News

0118-donald-trump-summer-zervos-tmz-getty-01One of the women who accused Donald Trump of sexual assault has finally pulled the trigger on a lawsuit against the President-elect.

Former 'Apprentice' contestant Summer Zervos filed a defamation suit in NYC Tuesday, claiming Trump defamed her when he publicly called her a liar, claimed the assault never happened and referred to her allegation as "totally made up nonsense."

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, she also calls him out as a "sexual predator."

The suit goes on to claim Trump used his platform as a presidential candidate to denigrate and verbally attack Zervos and other accusers.

She's asking for a retraction and/or an apology, plus damages.

Zervos and her attorney, Gloria Allred, announced the lawsuit with a news conference ... where she reiterated her claim Trump sexually assaulted her during a 2007 business meeting.

Donald Trump Featured Entertainers Booked But Under Wraps

1/17/2017 10:33 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0117-donald-trump-walter-washington-convention-center-03Donald Trump's inauguration committee has booked multiple performers to sing at 2 inaugural balls, but the committee is not releasing their names for fear they will get intense blowback and back out.

Sources connected to the inauguration tell us the 2 events are the Freedom Ball and the Liberty Ball, both of which will take place at the D.C. Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

The committee, we're told, now knows the drill. Performers like Jennifer Holliday accept the invite but then get cold feet after fans and others go on the attack. So the committee is doing everything possible to keep the names under wraps.

We're told Trump will attend and speak at both balls and do a "first dance" with Melania.

As we reported, Paul Anka was going to sing a modified, stylized version of "My Way" for the first dance, but had to back out because of an ongoing child custody trial.

Tickets, we're told, will go on sale for $50 a pop.

Steve Harvey My Bad Apologizes to Asian Men

1/17/2017 9:12 AM PST

0117-steve-harvey-tmzSteve Harvey caved and apologized after joking that Asian men are not attractive.

The "Family Feud" host mocked Asian men on the 'Steve Harvey' show last week during a segment in which he poked fun at some self-help books ... including one titled "How to Date a White Woman: A Practical Guide for Asian Men."

The comedian tweeted an apology Tuesday, saying, "I offer my humblest apology for offending anyone, particularly those in the Asian community, last week. It was not my intention and the humor was not meant with any malice or disrespect whatsoever."

It's interesting -- Steve said on Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" ... comics cave when sponsors are on the line.

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