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Florida 'Hot Cop' Tapped for 'Survivor' Not the Anti-Semitic One

3/23/2018 12:50 AM PDT

One of the Florida "hot cops" who went viral last year is getting another 15 minutes of fame courtesy of CBS' reality TV -- and we know what you're thinking ... it ain't THAT "hot cop."

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that Officer Daniel Rengering of Gainesville, FL has taken a leave of absence to appear on the next season of "Survivor," which is about to start production. We're told his patrol job will be there for him if and when he returns. 

In case you're unfamiliar ... Rengering and 2 of his cop buddies set the Internet ablaze during Hurricane Irma back in September, basically just for being "hot" and on the ground helping folks. Turns out, the guy in the middle -- Michael Hamill -- resigned after his anti-Semitic Facebook posts were uncovered. Rengering had nothing to do with that, though. 

As for this latest shot at Hollywood ... sources tell us Rengering was approached by "Survivor" producers about 6 months ago, and that he agreed to be a contestant. He's getting paid for the TV gig ... no less than $10k ... and possibly up to $1M if he wins.

We're told he's flying out to Fiji to start filming season 37 by the end of this week. His last day at the Gainesville Police Department was last week. Good luck, bub.

Mel B I'm So Extra ... terrestrial

3/22/2018 5:31 PM PDT

Mel B's all about putting a scare into the fashion world these days ... this time with a full-body outfit from some time in the distant future.

The Spice Girls singer was on her way to judge "America's Got Talent" in rainy Pasadena Thursday when she was spotted in an out-of-this-world hot pink and blue jumpsuit -- equipped with a hood. She's also rocking leather high heels ... from Rihanna's Fenty Puma line.

They don't really match ... but she doesn't seem to care.

You may recall ... Mel was out and about in another eye-popping getup Tuesday that was even more Scary Spice, but it might have been to promote her group's reunion tour later this year.

No clue what she's promoting this time, though.

Braxton Sisters Deal with It, Tamar! Your Ex is Fair Game for TV Trash Talk

3/21/2018 2:56 PM PDT

Tamar Braxton getting all butt hurt over her estranged husband's portrayal on "Braxton Family Values" makes zero sense to her sisters, who say they're gonna keep trashing him ... like family should!

Trina, Towanda and Traci Braxton told us Wednesday, Tamar's stance is hypocritical because she's guilty of airing the dirty laundry of other family members in the past.

We broke the story ... Tamar thinks the show's new season has been edited to vilify her soon-to-be-ex, Vincent Herbert. The sisters didn't exactly deny doing it, but said they just keep it real by sharing their true feelings ... whether cameras are rolling or not.

As for any contact with Vincent, sure sounds like the ladies still have Tamar's back ... as they did in October. Remember, we got them fresh off a plane on the way to comfort her after news of Vincent's alleged infidelity broke.

Donald Trump Jr. Aubrey O'Day's Topless Music Vid ... You Screwed Me Over!!!

3/21/2018 1:00 AM PDT

Aubrey O'Day wrote not one, but 2 songs about her alleged affair with Donald Trump Jr. -- and even made a steamy music vid for one of them, but it never saw the light of day ... until now.

TMZ's obtained previously unreleased footage of Aubrey's remake of Gotye's 2011 smash hit "Somebody That I Used to Know" ... in which she's topless with words like "Cheater," "Liar" and "Seduction" written on her body.

We're told it was shot around early 2012 -- after her alleged affair with DJT Jr. while she was on 'Celebrity Apprentice' -- but was never completed because O'Day failed to pay the production bills.

Aubrey's remix features tweaked lyrics to make it about someone having an affair with a married man ... who seems to fit the profile of Trump's eldest son.

For example -- "You said that was the reason for your pain / But you were scared to ruin your family's name / Your wife's the only one glad we are over."

The song goes on to take shots at the unnamed married man, calling him an "a**hole," "f***ing liar," and "some coward that I used to love."

As we reported ... Aubrey's 2013 tune "DJT" is also allegedly about her affair with Trump Jr. -- whose wife filed divorce papers last week.

'Gypsy Sisters' Star Busted Again for Coupon Scam ... Part of Theft Ring, Cops Say

3/20/2018 11:30 AM PDT

"Gypsy Sisters" star Mellie Stanley got caught up in another alleged coupon scam -- only this time it appears to have crossed state lines ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us Stanley was arrested Monday night in Indiana based on warrants for her arrest out of Tennessee. She was wanted on seven counts of felony criminal simulation -- basically, cop speak for creating fraudulent coupons, we're told.

Sources say police in Clarksville, TN were alerted to a coupon scam Mellie was allegedly involved in back in November. We're told she tried making a $2,412 purchase at a Toy "R" Us there, but fled suddenly. Sources tell us she had 7 coupons that were somehow made to seem redeemable for $300 each. The cashier was suspicious and called cops.

Our police sources tell us the TN authorities were already on Mellie's tail for similar crimes in at least 4 other states. We're told police believe Mellie is part of an organized theft ring that makes counterfeit coupons, which they then use to buy gift cards to make illegal purchases at a variety of stores.

We broke the story ... she was arrested in Kentucky for a very similar alleged incident back in December ... allegedly trying to make off with $18k worth of Toys "R" Us gear

Mellie is currently being held on a $350,000 bond in an Indiana jail.

Tamar Braxton Family Standoff Over Her Ex And Reality Show Plots

3/20/2018 9:40 AM PDT

Tamar Braxton is furious with her family, because she believes they're ganging up on her estranged husband to vilify him on the new season of their reality show ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Tamar tell us ... she's supposed to be promoting the return of "Braxton Family Values," but is refusing because she thinks Vincent Herbert is being portrayed in an unfair light in an effort by her mom and sisters to destroy him.

We're told show cameras have captured Tamar and Vince as they steer through their pending divorce, but Tamar feels the family's using fake storylines to drum up ratings and frame Vince as a villain. We're told she's pissed her kin would "stoop so low for personal gain" and unless producers edit out what she feels are lies ... she'll refuse to promote it.

As we've reported ... Tamar insists she's not getting back together with her estranged hubby after his Christmas Day arrest, but she wants to remain cordial with Vince for the sake of their son.

Aubrey O'Day Song 'DJT' Was About an Affair ... Was It About Donald Trump Jr.?

3/19/2018 3:54 PM PDT
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If Aubrey O'Day had an affair with Donald Trump Jr. -- as some reports have claimed -- she barely tried to conceal it when she released a song ... about an affair, entitled "DJT."

The 2013 tune is about as on the nose as you can get ... featuring a phone convo between Aubrey and a guy, with her asking him, "You want to believe that everything with me was a lie? A fantasy?" He replies, "I'll always want you and always wonder about it, but it doesn't matter because I have to stay here."

According to the NY Post, Aubrey and Donald Jr. allegedly had an affair in 2011 -- while she was a cast member on 'Celebrity Apprentice' -- but eventually broke things off at the behest of Trump Sr.

The show aired in 2012, and Aubrey's song came out in 2013. At no point in the song does she explain the title, "DJT" ... but ya don't have to be a rocket scientist, especially when his full name is Donald John Trump Jr.

As we reported, Don. Jr.'s wife, Vanessa filed divorce papers last week, and our sources describe him as "relieved."

Aubrey's rep told us the singer would have no comment, at this time.

Ex-NFL Star Mark Gastineau He's Sick 'Cause of Karma Says Ex-Wife Lisa Gastineau

3/19/2018 6:24 AM PDT


That's why ex-Jets star Mark Gastineau's life is in shambles -- so says his ex-wife, Lisa Gastineau

We got the reality TV star leaving Craig's in L.A., and asked if she had heard Mark's recent radio interview ... where he painfully described how playing football has destroyed his mind and his body

Lisa wasn't feeling ANY sympathy for her former boo -- saying it all comes down to the K-word. Guessing she still hasn't forgotten about Mark allegedly cheating on her with Brigitte Nielsen back in the day.

FYI -- 61-year-old Mark has previously said he's been diagnosed with dementia, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's ... and now he's in the process of suing the NFL.

Lisa, meanwhile, has been killin' it as a reality fashionista on shows like "Extra," "The View" and 'ET.'

'Big Bro' Mike 'Boogie' Malin On the Hook for $800,000

3/16/2018 11:19 AM PDT

"Big Brother" winner Mike "Boogie" Malin is in the hole for $800,000.

Malin and his business partner, Lonnie Moore, were sued by their former partners and co-owners of Geisha House in L.A. The partners say Boogie and Moore embezzled from the club, gambling away hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay for sex, travel and other stuff.

The lawsuit was salacious, saying the duo used company resources "to have multiple sexual encounters with various older men during which Malin would live out fetish role play fantasies." Malin said at the time his partners were just trying to extort him, but ultimately the case resolved with Malin owing $800,000.

Malin filed for bankruptcy, but a judge just ordered the debt will not go away and he will still be on the hook for the full amount. 

'Bachelor' Arie Luyendyk Jr. Besos por Lauren In Barcelona

3/15/2018 3:56 PM PDT

Arie Luyendyk Jr and fiancee #2, Lauren Burnham, don't seem worried about their haters while they make out in the streets of Barcelona. 

The 'Bachelor' couple left all the controversy behind and jetted off to Europe, first hitting Iceland and now Barcelona. Their PDA sesh is either a sign they're totally carefree now, or an obvious attempt to play it up for paparazzi.

Hard to tell when it comes to Arie, but after he dumped his first pick, Becca, he instantly became public enemy #1 in the eyes of 'Bachelor' fans ... so, great time for an extended vacay!

Interestingly, former 'Bachelor' Jason Mesnick, who similarly backtracked on his final rose pick, advised Arie to get the hell outta dodge, meaning L.A., due to all the hate from Bachelor Nation.

Jason's still married to his pick from the show ... so, maybe Arie's wisely taking the tip.

Jenelle Evans Husband Ducks LGBT Apology ... Gays Aren't in MY Life!!!

3/15/2018 12:30 AM PDT

"Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans' husband is pleading ignorance, saying he doesn't even know what LGBT means ... so how could he possibly say he's sorry to the community?

We got David Eason and Jenelle Wednesday at LAX, and he said he doesn't "owe" anyone an apology. As we reported, his anti-LGBT comments on social media last month led to MTV firing him. 

It's interesting ... instead of using the ole "I have gay friends" excuse, David's saying the exact opposite -- that he doesn't know ANY gays and therefore, doesn't focus on their issues. For what it's worth, he attempted, sorta, to say sorry to "gay people or whatever."

As for MTV firing him -- David ain't buying it. He claims he wasn't canned, despite MTV saying he was, and he has a few words for the network's social media team. 

What's that thing about a river in Egypt?

'BIP' Alum Josh Murray Will You Accept This Kiss?

3/14/2018 12:40 AM PDT

Josh Murray is living proof -- you can take a bachelor out of "Bachelor in Paradise" ... but he's not going to stop looking for love.

The ex-'BIP' star -- known for being engaged to 2 former 'Bachelorettes' -- still has full confidence in his pick-up game, based on this vid of him at a bar in Milledgeville, GA late Monday night. Problem is ... it looks like he's pretty rusty.

Josh was in town hosting a hospital charity event with the Children's Miracle Network earlier in the evening. He actually posed for a photo with the woman who was also a guest at the event.

Of course, the pic was taken before Josh started shooting his shot.

Sources close to Murray tell us they hit it off at the charity, and he took her out afterward to show her a good time. At the end of the night, though, it was the friendzone for Josh.

We can see that.

'American Idol' Winner 'A.I.' Judges Should Rip a Page Outta 'Voice' Playbook

3/14/2018 12:30 AM PDT

Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan can learn a thing or two from their rivals Adam, Blake, Alicia and Kelly ... and that's according to an "American Idol" winner!

Nick Fradiani -- who won season 14 in 2015 -- watched the big premiere, and says the "Idol" judges have some work to do if they're gonna build up the same kind of chemistry as "The Voice" coaches.

To be clear, Nick thinks they can do it, but he has a deadline in mind for when it's all gotta come together on camera. As far as this year's contestants hooking up, as we reported, Nick ain't all that shocked ... and he spills some tea.

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