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Alonzo Bodden, Ron White We Wouldn't Touch Correspondents' Dinner With a 10-Foot Pole

2/22/2017 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Alonzo Bodden would NOT emcee the White House Correspondents' Dinner because he thinks it's a comedian's death sentence.

The 3rd season winner of "Last Comic Standing" admits the exposure would be great, but he would lose his African-American and Hispanic audience.

It's interesting ... he thinks the administration just can't take a joke, and that would suck the funny out of the room.

Ron White also says he'd pass on emceeing the dinner, but for a different reason ... he thinks roasting Trump is just sophomoric comedy for 3rd graders. He also has Aretha issues ... as in R-E-S-P-E-C-T for the office of president.

President Trump Must Remember Black People's Sacrifices ... Says Wyclef Jean

2/21/2017 2:52 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

President Trump needs a refresher on the everyday tragedies African-Americans faced for years ... according to Wyclef Jean.

We asked 'Clef about Trump's Tuesday visit to the National Museum of African American History -- with Dr. Ben Carson -- and he told us what he HOPES the prez learned ... including tolerance for opposing viewpoints.

It's interesting ... Wyclef quoted Dave Chappelle's plea to give Trump a chance -- yet it definitely sounds like his patience for POTUS is wearing thin.

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Donald Trump's Star Vandal Dodges Jail in Plea Bargain

2/21/2017 2:27 PM PST
Breaking News

0221-james-otis-defaced-star-TMZ-01The Otis elevator heir who took a pickax to Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame cut a deal in his felony vandalism case and he won't spend a day behind bars.

James Otis pled no contest to the vandalism charge and was placed on 3 years probation.

He was also ordered to pay the Hollywood Historic Trust and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce a total of $4,400 ... presumably the cost of repairing the damage and replacing portions of the star.

Otis must also do 20 days of Caltrans work ... possibly picking up trash by the freeway.

He did the deed October 26, 2016, to protest then-candidate Donald Trump.

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Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns from Breitbart Over Pedophilia Comments

2/21/2017 12:36 PM PST
Breaking News

0221-milo-yiannopoulos-getty-01Milo Yiannopoulos -- controversial Senior Editor at Breitbart News -- is leaving the company over recently unearthed comments he made about pedophilia.

Milo announced his resignation Tuesday, saying ... "I would be wrong to allow my poor choice of words to detract from my colleagues' important reporting, so today I am resigning from Breitbart ... This decision is mine alone."

He also thanked Breitbart for standing by him, and contributing to his success. 

His resignation comes on the heels of Larry Wilmore going in on him on Bill Maher's show last week -- you'll recall the "Go f*** yourself" line. Right after that ... the interviews surfaced where he made remarks many interpreted as defending pedophilia.

In one convo with Joe Rogan, Milo seemed to condone adults having sex with teenagers. He's since apologized and denied condoning child abuse in any way.

Shia LaBeouf Protest Camera Spray Painted

2/21/2017 6:47 AM PST

update_graphic_red_bar8:20 AM PT -- The El Rey Theatre says it will replace the damaged webcam cover shortly. A rep told us they have plenty of replacements. We're also told they don't plan to report the vandalism to police.update_grey_gray_barSomeone's protesting Shia LaBeouf's protest by spray painting the camera trained on his "He will not divide us" demonstration.

A vandal approached the live stream camera -- set up by LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner -- early Tuesday morning at around 4:20 and unloaded a canister of red spray paint. The vandal is wearing a mask or bandana to hide his identity. 

The hijinks went down in Albuquerque, days after Shia made it the new home of the protest after getting kicked out of his New York venue.

Fear not ... someone's scraping off the paint right now.

Swedish Model Ella Rose Trump's Intel Gathering is Ridic!!

2/21/2017 7:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

President Trump threw Swedish model Ella Rose's family into a state of confusion, and left her dumbfounded about how POTUS gets his info.

Julian Edelman's baby mama was out at The Grove Monday in L.A. and we asked her to weigh in on Trump's Swedish terrorism comment during his weekend rally. It's sparked plenty of memes and mocking here -- but Ella told us how it's playing back home.

Trump clarified his comment the next day ... referring to a contributor's report on FOX News about immigrants and Sweden. But Ella's pops is still saying WTF? In Swedish, of course.

Donald Trump Meeting Set with Kasich The Question, Who Blinked?

2/21/2017 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0220-donald-trump-john-kasich-tmzDonald Trump will sit down with John Kasich in the Oval Office Friday, but there's a dispute over who requested the meeting.

Kasich has been MIA in Trump's life since the Republican National Convention in July and refused to support him. Kasich's people say he ended up writing in John McCain for president.

Our Trump sources say it was Kasich who requested Friday's meeting, but our Kasich sources dispute that and say Trump wanted the sit-down.

Our Kasich sources also say the governor is in the dark on the purpose of the meeting ... Trump isn't saying. Trump's people say, "There's no agenda. It's just to catch up."

President Trump Southern White House Sends Flight Schools into Panic

2/20/2017 3:42 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0220-trump-mar-a-lago-no-fly-zone-air-traffic-school-fun-art-GETTY-01Flight schools in the Palm Beach area are taking a big hit because of President Trump's Southern White House ... and at least one school is concerned about terrorism.

Multiple flight school staffers tell TMZ ... the FAA's airspace lockdown is killing business. Whenever Trump's at Mar-a-Lago, flight schools operating within a 10-mile radius of it are shut down.

One school owner tells us he loses around $7,000 a day when Trump is in town, and he's down $56k since the inauguration. Another flight school owner says the buzz in town is that Trump will be there for most weekends through May, so they're bracing for the worst.

Another school owner has an even deeper concern. He won't take his students anywhere in the vicinity of Mar-a-Lago, even though he's allowed to do it when Trump's not in town. He says he doesn't unwittingly want to help someone who is out to harm the President. You'll recall some of the 9/11 terrorists attended flight schools.

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Shia LaBeouf Trump Protest Cam Back Up & Running New Mexico Cops Check In

2/20/2017 10:01 AM PST
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0220-shia-labeouf-new-divide-us-camera-FACEBOOK-01Shia LaBeouf's back in the Donald Trump protest biz after turning on his webcam in Albuquerque ... where cops are NOT anticipating the kinda violence the display sparked in NYC.

APD tells us officers checked in with Shia on Sunday to let him know they would protect his First Amendment rights, but they wouldn't assign any special patrols for the display ... as NYPD did last month.

Shia and his partners, artists Nastja Rönkkö and Luke Turner, reopened their "He will not divide us" protest Saturday -- the cam is now perched on The Historic El Rey Theater. It's near a downtown police station, so cops say they'd be able to react quickly IF anything happens.

So far, doesn't seem like this will be the lightning rod it was when it shut down 10 days ago -- people are much more laid back, even while protesting, in New Mexico.

Scott Baio Alleged Attacker Skates Trump Factor?

2/20/2017 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0216-scott-baio-nancy-mack-TMZ-GETTY-01Scott Baio's not getting the justice he wanted -- the wife of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer will not be charged for physically attacking him ... and Donald Trump may have played a factor in the decision.

The Ventura County D.A.'s office rejected the case against Chad Smith's wife, Nancy Mack ... they say because the assault just wasn't that bad.

TMZ broke the story ... Scott was at a school event for his daughter when Nancy confronted him over his vigorous support for Trump. Scott says she beat on him and then started berating him, screaming, "Grab 'em by the pussy!!!"  

Now, here's what's interesting. Prosecutors are not supposed to file cases when there's no reasonable chance of winning a conviction. With today's political climate and a Southern California jury pool that, at best, is deeply divided -- 42% of Ventura County residents are Hispanic -- getting 12 people to agree she was out of line might just be a pipe dream.

Bill Clinton Moved to Tears by Albanian Immigrant You Saved My Life

2/19/2017 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

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Bill Clinton was moved to tears at a NYC restaurant after an immigrant waiter got down on his knees and credited Bill with saving his life.

The former Prez and First Lady were dining Friday night at Sea Fire Grill.  As they ate smoked salmon and Branzino, one of the servers -- an Albanian immigrant -- came to their table, dropped to his knees and told Bill, "Sir, I want to thank you. If not for you, I wouldn't be alive today."

The waiter told Bill and Hillary a harrowing tale ... he was an Albanian immigrant who at 16 was living in Kosovo during the war and fled with nowhere to go.  He told the former President how his dad and other family members were tortured as they lived in the hills.  

The 32-year-old waiter, who came to the U.S. in 1999, told Clinton the U.S. military efforts he authorized to drive Yugoslavian occupying forces out of Kosovo led to peace and almost certainly his survival.

President Clinton became emotional, grabbed the man's hands and wept.

The waiter is fearful given the current climate on immigration and did not want his name used or his photo posted.  

The majority of the restaurant staff is from Albania and the Clinton's spent time after dinner shaking the hands of the waiters and others who worked there.

Bono Thanks Mike Pence For AIDS Relief Support

2/19/2017 7:08 AM PST

0219-mike-pence-meets-bono-u2-TWITTER-01Bono gave kudos to Vice President Mike Pence for his supporting a cause close to the singer's heart ... AIDS relief.

The Veep was in Germany Saturday talking about global threats and met up with Bono, who thanked him for supporting the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS ... initiated by George W Bush.

Bono told Pence ... "Twice on the House floor you defended that. That’s how we know you."  

The U2 star has been a leading activist in AIDS relief for years now. Seems like he has a new ally in the White House. 

Pence famously once advocated funding conversion therapy.

President Trump Mar-a-Lago Protected from Planes, Drones and Rockets

2/18/2017 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0217-mar-a-lago-donald-trump-no-drones-fun-art-02President Trump's Winter White House is in an aerial bubble ... with major restrictions on drones and other aircraft flying within miles of Mar-a-Lago.

Drones cannot be flown within a 10 nautical mile radius of the area surrounding the president's estate, during the time he's there. When Trump leaves, people can fly drones only with prior FAA and airport approval.

Palm Beach International Airport is 2.5 miles away from Mar-a-Lago. Commercial and government flights will not be restricted, but private pilots will be put through the ringer. We're told before landing at PBI, private pilots must land at a nearby airport and get hardcore TSA screening, which includes ID verification, vetting of all pilots, crew and passengers, screening of baggage and airplane inspection.

Also, no firearms are allowed onboard.

And there's more. Each private pilot is given a "discreet code" -- a secret password -- that they must continuously squawk back to the PBI tower.

One more thing. While Trump is in town, no one can balloon, hang glide, skydive or tow a banner over the estate. Also, no rockets.

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