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Death Row Dog Pardoned by Maine's Governor

3/30/2017 4:16 PM PDT
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0330-paul-lepage-husky-dog-getty-Humane-Society-Waterville-AreaMaine apparently loves dogs as much as lobsters because the state's governor issued a pardon for a dog that was sentenced to death.

The dog -- a Husky named Dakota -- will live after Gov. Paul LePage reportedly issued a full pardon to the pooch that was set to be euthanized for killing a small dog. The pooch had also shown violent behavior toward other dogs, according to Bangor Daily News.

Dakota had been sent to a shelter and later adopted ... with the family having no idea he had been sentenced to death. Dakota reportedly showed no aggression while in the shelter.

Malia Obama Mystery Guy Just a Fashionable Friend

3/30/2017 11:20 AM PDT
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0330-malia-obama-mystery-man-gay-friend-SPLASH-01The tall, handsome dude Malia Obama was kicking it with in NYC is ... in the immortal words of Biz Markie ... just a friend.

TMZ has learned his name is Rob Franklin ... he and Malia met at a Men's Fashion Week event in NYC. He graduated from Stanford a couple years ago, and now has a media gig in the Big Apple.

We're told Rob's circle of friends are well aware he's been hanging out with Malia, but everyone's heard the same thing ... it's strictly platonic.

Jackie Evancho I'm Ready for My Encore ... Singing for Trump is Good for Business!!

3/30/2017 12:26 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jackie Evancho is all about performing for President Trump ... and says she might be back at it this summer for Memorial Day or Fourth of July celebrations at the White House.

The singer nailed "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Trump's inauguration in January, and tells our guy in D.C. it gave her career a nice little boost.

Seems Jackie's business motto is -- if at first it succeeds ... do it again!

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Malia Obama I Like 'Em Tall, Dark & Handsome

3/30/2017 9:15 AM PDT
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0330-malia-obama-mystery-man-soho-photos-launch-3Basic guys dreaming of dating Malia Obama can take a seat ... the former First Daughter looks to have a suitor who is anything but basic.

Malia and the mystery guy were cruising through SoHo Wednesday night -- looks like they had a 3rd wheel girlfriend with 'em though. As for the dude, he was pretty stylish in a long black coat and knitted cap.

More than anything ... we know he's TALL. Both Malia and Barack are 6'1", and this guy looks to have a good 3 inches on her.

They might be just friends, but those smiles seem more than copacetic. Sorry, Swae Lee.

Kurt Warner Goes To Bat For Colin Kaepernick ... 'Hoping' He Gets NFL Job

3/29/2017 2:46 PM PDT
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Here's Hall of Fame QB Kurt Warner proving he's not an NFL GM ... 'cause he says he hopes Colin Kaepernick finds a job as an NFL quarterback next season.

Colin has yet to find a new team, and many believe a major reason is his off-field activism, which some believe is a huge turn off to even the most quarterback needy squads.

We got Warner out at LAX and asked if he thought Colin would get another shot and Warner made it clear ... he hopes it happens, and he thinks Kaep's past success means he deserves the shot.

What's fascinating here is that Warner isn't the most liberal guy in the world, and his opinion here seems to be based purely on football, and he's giving a nod to Colin most aren't.

Tomi Lahren I Wanna Keep My Facebook Fans! But TheBlaze Ain't Budging

3/29/2017 10:12 AM PDT
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0329-tomi-lahren-the-blaze-tmzTomi Lahren has millions on the line in her negotiations to exit TheBlaze ... as in Facebook followers.

Sources familiar with the negotiations between Tomi and Blaze brass tell us she's adamant about keeping her 4.2 million FB fans, but the company has other ideas.

Fact is ... TheBlaze owns her Facebook page ... and honchos have flexed their muscles by cutting off access to Tomi and her team.

There hasn't been a single post since Tomi and Glenn Beck butted heads over her announcing on "The View" she was pro-choice.

We're told Tomi believes she's more marketable if she brings her Facebook followers to her next gig. As we reported, she has 6 months left on her contract and she's currently negotiating a severance package which includes a payout and a possible time out where she can't work anywhere else.

We're told both sides are talking and they will probably reach some resolution by the end of the week. The Facebook followers may get horse traded as part of the package.

White House Repeat Fence Jumper Served in the Army, Loves Trump

3/29/2017 12:30 AM PDT
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0328-marci-anderson-wahl-tmz-02Marci Wahl -- the woman who's been twice arrested for trying to jump a White House fence -- served in the U.S. Army for more than 8 years ... and she's a big supporter of President Trump.

Army Reserve reps tell TMZ ... Marci served from March 2001 to December 2009 as an electronic missile system repair specialist and had a 2-year stint in Germany. She won a Good Conduct Medal and an Army Achievement Medal.

We've spoken with 3 members of the U.S. Army who say she served in Iraq in Operation Iraqi Freedom II, but the Army tells us they have no record of her serving in Iraq.

Friends who served with Marci tell us she was very well-liked and a good soldier ... which is why many were shocked by the news of her fence jumping. One source said she wasn't very political when he knew her, and another said "something inside her must have snapped."

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As we reported, Marci told Secret Service agents she really wants to speak with Donald Trump and she'll try again to get inside The White House. According to some of her online vids, she thinks folks should love the president and that Trump's being too nice.

She's also REALLY into astrology.

Kellyanne Conway D.C.'s Resident Rock Star

3/28/2017 4:48 PM PDT
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Kellyanne Conway draws a crowd in D.C. ... and she clearly digs it.

We got Kellyanne Tuesday strolling down Pennsylvania Ave. near Cafe Deluxe, and every few steps she was stopped for pics and handshakes.

Hey, now ...

Donald Trump Yeah, I Can't Be Sued Right Now I Got a Country to Run!

3/28/2017 1:37 PM PDT
Breaking News

0328-donald-trump-summer-zervos-TMZ-GETTY-01Donald Trump doesn't think he'll have time to deal with civil lawsuits while he's running the USA ... and he's asking a judge to agree with him. 

Trump's lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, filed court docs this week in New York, arguing Summer Zervos' defamation lawsuit against President Trump should be tossed, for now, since it'd distract him from his public duties ... and hurt the country as a result.

Kasowitz claims the U.S. constitution's supremacy clause backs up his rationale that a sitting president can't be sued in state court while in office. He also says the Supreme Court left this specific issue undecided when they ruled against Bill Clinton in the '90s.

Although SCOTUS firmly decided a president was not immune from private litigation while in office, Kasowitz claims it did not address dismissing a case based on the likelihood to distract the president before it begins.

As we reported ... Zervos is suing Trump for allegedly ruining her good name by calling her a liar for her sexual assault claims. Her lawyer, Gloria Allred, said Tuesday "no man is above the law and that includes the president of United States."

Kasowitz says he'll soon be filing a motion to dismiss the suit.

White House Lawn Closed for Suspicious Package

3/28/2017 9:19 AM PDT
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update_graphic_red_bar9:32 AM PT -- The area has reportedly been deemed "all clear."update_grey_gray_barNo rest for Secret Service agents, who had to spring into action again outside the White House ... this time for a suspicious package on the North Lawn.

Agents cleared the entire lawn and several streets around it. The Secret Service says it's nabbed a suspect.

Our law enforcement sources say the suspect said something that led agents to call out the bomb squad. It's unclear if the threat was directed at President Trump, the White House or any specific landmark or politician.

We're told the bomb squad has deemed the package safe, but the suspect is still in custody.

In recent weeks, Secret Service has dealt with multiple trespassing incidents ... including 2 from White House fence jumper Marci Anderson Wahl.

White House Repeat Fence Jumper Marci Wahl Inspired by Other Jumpers Vows to Do it Again

3/27/2017 1:37 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0327_white-house_fence_gettyThe woman who was twice arrested for attempting to jump a White House fence says she was inspired by the man who not only made it on the grounds for 17 minutes but even jiggled a doorknob.

Marci Wahl has just been charged with the crime of entering or remaining in a restricted building. True enough ... she never made it past the fence and in the first case her shoelaces became entangled on the spires and she dangled helplessly.

According to federal documents, obtained by TMZ, she said during an interview with Secret Service agents she was motivated by "the recent success" of other fence jumpers.

As for why she jumped the fence a second time after being taken into custody, she said she "lost track of where I was and was walking to the courthouse for a urinalysis appointment."

She told agents she was determined to speak with President Trump.

She went on to say she would stay in Washington D.C. until she felt bored, adding, "I feel like I am supposed to be here right now." She also said she plans on jumping the fence again, and when agents told her it was not the proper way of getting a meeting, she said she would contact her state senator.

Paul Walker Surfer Bros Beg City Council for 12 Foot Statue ... 'A Beacon of Headlights'

3/27/2017 11:51 AM PDT

Paul Walker could be standing tall in San Clemente thanks to some surfer bros who begged the City Council for a statue of their hero "in the midst of gnarly times."

Self-proclaimed freelance journalist Chad Kroeger made the pitch at last Tuesday's meeting, and his rationale for the 12 foot Paul statue is comedy gold ... and also, kinda touching. Chad's buddy gets up there too for some fond words on "unifying figure" Paul.

Dude, we can't even describe it ... you just have to watch this.

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Tomi Lahren Negotiating Exit From Blaze

3/27/2017 11:05 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0327-tomi-lahren-the-blaze-TMZ-01Tomi Lahren and TheBlaze are finished with each other, and they're now deep in negotiations to settle up.

Sources familiar with the situation tell us, after Glenn Beck suspended Tomi over her comment on "The View" -- that she was pro-choice -- Tomi went to honchos at TheBlaze and said she wanted out.

There's clearly bad blood. Sources over at TheBlaze say Tomi's getting trashed ... "She's too crazy for us." On her side there's talk about what's behind this -- jealousy and that she's clearly the breakout star.

We're told she has 6 months left on her contract and TheBlaze was willing to pay her out, but that would mean Tomi couldn't work until October. We're told both sides are negotiating her exit and she will get less than 6 months of remaining salary but she'll be able to take another job.

We're told the settlement will be struck sometime this week.

As for where Tomi will go ... probably somewhere -- she has almost 4 1/2 million Facebook followers. 

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