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Herschel Walker Blackballed By Trump Haters ... Axed From Speaking Events

6/25/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Herschel Walker says he's paying the price for supporting Donald Trump -- telling TMZ Sports he's been dropped from multiple speaking engagements for publicly backing the GOP candidate. 

Walker was one of Trump's first big celebrity endorsers -- praising his former "Celebrity Apprentice" boss as a brilliant man who will truly make America great again. 

But after he went public, Walker says he started getting axed from speaking gigs -- most recently getting canceled from an event in California because organizers were afraid Walker would attract anti-Trump protesters. 

Walker wouldn't name the groups who 86'd him -- but says it's happened at least 3 times in various states. 

In fact, he spoke about the situation this week on the "TMZ Sports" TV show on FS1. 

Despite the backlash, Walker says he will NOT stop supporting Trump -- insisting he's the best man for the job. 

President Obama I Retired from Basketball ... Afraid of Getting Hurt

6/24/2016 6:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0624-obama-basketball-GETTY-01First Kobe ... now Obama??

The President just announced he finally "hung it up" -- and will no longer play competitive basketball games. 

54-year-old Obama revealed the move during a phone call with Cleveland Cavs coach Ty Lue -- saying he actually "hung it up about 2 years ago."

The reason? Fear of injury. 

"You know, I had too many friends ... seen that achilles pop ... being in a boot for 6 months."

For years, Obama was a regular in pick up games -- and was praised for being a pretty good player. In fact, he once played in a game with LeBron, Dwyane Wade, Magic Johnson, D-Rose and Carmelo Anthony. 

Now, it seems those days are over -- but there are reports B.O. wants to own an NBA team after he's done being the leader of the free world. 

John Lennon's Son Julian Really Drunk, Really Pissed Over Brexit

6/24/2016 6:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Julian Lennon may have had a lot to drink, but his mind is clear on one thing ... Britain's exit from the EU is a disaster.

The 53-year-old singer was leaving the Sunset Marquis Thursday night when he repeatedly made his feelings clear.  

He must have money in the stock market.

Kesha Stop the Craziness with Guns

6/24/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kesha's siding with the Democrats who protested in Congress over resistance to gun laws.

Kesha's so used to not answering questions, our photog caught her off guard and, after thinking for a second, she decided she'd make an exception and make her pitch.

Rep. Alan Grayson Pay Attention, Paul Ryan ... We'll Show You How to Do Your Job

6/23/2016 3:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan wouldn't know how to run Congress if his job came with an instruction manual ... according to Florida Congressman Alan Grayson.

Grayson -- a Democrat participating in the sit-in for a gun control vote -- threw major shade at Ryan just after the political protest was suspended until legislators return in July.

We asked him about Ryan saying the Dems were just pulling a "publicity stunt," and that's when he went off.

Keep in mind, Grayson's constituency includes Orlando ... so his passion on the topic makes sense.

Rev. Jesse Jackson Gun Control Sit-In Is Just Like Civil Rights Fight

6/23/2016 1:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jesse Jackson is not just applauding the Democratic sit-in ... he firmly believes it's picking up where the Civil Rights Movement left off in the '60s.

The Rev was on Capitol Hill Thursday morning -- before the demonstration was suspended -- when he explained why he thinks the Dems can't back down on demanding at least a vote on gun control legislation ... no matter how much backlash they get for it.

Jackson had NO problem with the sit-in participants singing "We Shall Overcome." Some critics think they belittled the importance of Civil Rights protests -- but Jackson says, "It's the same struggle led by the same people."

John Legend Republicans are Owned by NRA

6/23/2016 6:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

John Legend says there's only one way to curb gun violence ... get rid of the Republicans.

Legend, Chrissy Teigen and the kid were leaving Wolfgang's in Bev Hills Wednesday when we asked about the congressional sit-in and stalemate.  

You hear the frustration/anger in his voice.

Democratic Sit-in Gun Control Protest Fueled by Ironic Takeout

6/22/2016 4:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Democrats staging a sit-in on the floor of Congress won't go hungry -- we spotted their food order on its way into the Capitol ... and it's pretty damn ironic.

A couple carts full of Chick-fil-A food were toted in by Congressional interns. We get it ... protesters gotta eat, but consider this: The push for gun control legislation was prompted by Omar Mateen's heinous attack on a gay nightclub -- and Chick-fil-A's ownership has a long history of opposing LGBTQ rights.

To be fair, the company's undergoing an image makeover, and has contributed tons of food and money to relief efforts in Orlando.

Still ... odd choice. DC's a big city.

LeBron James Props from Marco Rubio ... 'I'm Not a Hater'

6/21/2016 7:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Senator Marco Rubio -- a huge Miami Heat fan -- says he's genuinely happy LeBron James won another NBA championship ... because, "I'm not a hater like that." 

"I'm happy for him, I'm happy for Cleveland," the junior senator from Florida told us at Reagan National Airport. 

The big question -- does he think LeBron will return to Miami now that he's a free agent? Rubio doesn't sound too optimistic. 

Hillary Clinton I See Stars, I See Dollar Signs

6/21/2016 6:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0621_hillary_clinton_fundraiser_celebrity_photos_launch_4Hillary Clinton followed the money trail Monday ... right into Harvey Weinstein's living room.

Harvey threw a fundraising shindig at his NYC home, and celebs swarmed the joint. Jennifer LopezVera Wang, Leo DiCaprio, Martha Stewart, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick and Bethenny Frankel plunked down serious cash for the meet-and-greet.

Hillary's way ahead of Trump in the fundraising dept.

Derek Jeter Real Talk from Obama 'For a Baseball Player, You Were Old!'

6/20/2016 10:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Derek Jeter tried to convince President Obama he's still a pretty young guy ... despite what the sports media may think. 

Obama responded by KEEPIN' IT REAL, SON! 

It's a pretty great clip ... Obama sat down with the Yankees legend for an interview with "The Players' Tribune" -- and was trying to get some retirement advice from Jeter. 

That's when Jeter complained that sports media labels people as "old" when they hit age 30.

Obama's response is pretty hilarious.  

LeBron James Props From Obama ... 'Happy for King James'

6/19/2016 8:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0620-obama-lebron-james-TMZ-01Didn't take long for President Obama to weigh in on the NBA Finals -- with POTUS taking to Twitter to dap up LeBron and the Cavs for shocking the Warriors in Game 7. 

"What a game and what a series for the @Cavs," Obama tweeted roughly an hour after the game ... "Happy to see @KingJames bring it home for Cleveland!"

LeBron reacted to the tweet live on NBA TV. 

Chelsea Clinton I'm A Momma Again And My Kid's Got A Presidential Name

6/18/2016 10:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0618-chelsea-clinton-tmz-02Chelsea Clinton just gave birth to her second child ... and the baby's already got a big name to live up to.

Clinton announced the birth on Twitter Saturday, introducing the world to Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky ... her one-year-old daughter Charlotte shares the famous middle name too. 

Former President Bill Clinton and Prez hopeful Hillary Clinton sent well wishes of their own, adding, "We are overjoyed to be grandparents again ... Chelsea and Aidan are both doing well and enjoying this very special time together." 



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