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Donald Trump New Details of Trump Pulling the Strings ... In Stormy Daniels Hush Money Agreement

12/10/2018 8:10 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Stormy Daniels almost walked away from her secret hush money deal with Donald Trump, but Michael Cohen assured her the deal was solid and all he needed was Trump's approval ... this according to sources connected to the transaction.

The Manhattan U.S. Attorney has concluded Donald Trump ordered Cohen to pay Daniels $130,000 in return for her silence over their alleged sexual liaison. The U.S. Attorney says the payment was a felonious violation of campaign finance laws.

Our sources say, after Daniels' lawyer and Cohen negotiated the deal she signed in October 2016, days passed and Cohen had not put his pen to paper. We're told Daniels was frustrated and felt she was being double-crossed, and wanted to sell the story.

We're told Cohen assured Daniels' rep that his signature was forthcoming. We're told Cohen said the hangup was that his client was traveling, he was unable to get in touch with him and he needed final approval which he assured would happen when his client returned to New York. 

There's no question ... Cohen's client was Donald Trump.

We're told at least one of Daniels' reps recounted the story to the FBI over the summer. 

Stormy Daniels This Stripper Age Requirement is BS ... After Court Upholds LA Law

12/9/2018 5:08 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Stormy Daniels went back to her home state to protest a law setting minimum age requirements on strippers, which she calls an illegal attack on women and a bad precedent.

The former porn star was in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Sunday, standing in front of the steps to a courthouse, where she and a bunch of other protesters decried an appeals court's recent decision to uphold the controversial L.A. law after it was challenged by 3 women.

The bill was originally called SB 468, and it stated that strip clubs couldn't employ dancers under the age of 21 (aka no 18, 19 or 20-year-old strippers allowed). It got signed into law in 2016, but will be reinforced again this month ... which is why Stormy is pissed. 

She definitely didn't miss the opportunity to bash the legislation, calling it "f***ing sexist" ... and claiming it targets female dancers and not males. We checked the language of the law, and while it doesn't flat out say it's aimed just at women, many have interpreted that way.

Check out Stormy's take on why the law isn't actually a good tool to help fight human trafficking -- like it was pushed as when first introduced -- and what folks should do about it.

Oh, and apparently it was pretty freakin' cold out there in Louisiana. Wait 'til the end ... 

Stormy Daniels Refuses to Strip!!! Claims Club Owner Used Homophobic Slur

12/9/2018 8:07 AM PST
Breaking News

Stormy Daniels is taking a stand -- which could lead to another lawsuit -- against a strip club owner who she claims hurled a homophobic slur at her assistant.

President Trump's nemesis (one of his many), was supposed to perform at a Sunrise, FL club called Goldfinger ... but instead, she just gave 'em the finger in this photo -- and ripped the owner for allegedly calling her right-hand man a "f**king f****t."

She also claims the owner asked her to "do something not in my contract." She announced on social media she wouldn't perform ... and set off a war with the club. The owner fired back on IG, denying the incident and claiming she had broken her contract.

In her closing shot at the club owner, Stormy made a not-so-subtle reference to her Trump war, saying ... "When are dips**ts gonna learn that I do not respond well to bullies?"

Paging, Michael Avenatti?

Cardi B Judge Issues Warning ... Show Up To Court or Face Arrest

12/3/2018 8:24 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Cardi B was just issued a stern warning from the judge in her strip club beatdown case ... show up to court or face getting arrested.

Cardi's legal team was in court Monday -- without the rapper -- for a hearing about the August incident. We're told prosecutors expressed their frustration that Cardi herself was a no-show considering they've already given her a 6-week extension on the case ... so they asked the judge to issue a bench warrant.

The judge denied the immediate request, but did issue a serious warning -- Cardi must appear in court Friday morning -- or there will most likely be a warrant issued. 

Cardi's defense team also revealed in court they've been having a tough time getting in touch with her directly -- instead only communicating through Cardi's management team -- and only found out Thursday Cardi had a prior commitment that would prevent her from attending Monday's hearing.

TMZ broke the story ... Cardi is accused of unleashing her posse on 2 strip club bartenders -- Jade and Baddie Gi -- and badly injuring both. Jade told us ... prior to the attack, Cardi had threatened her for months, accusing the two of sleeping with her husband, Offset.

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Nicki Minaj recently featured Jade and Baddie Gi in her music video ... a definite shot at Cardi.

Kanye West Donates $150,000 To Family of CHI Security Guard Killed By Cops

11/16/2018 5:47 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Kanye West was deeply moved by the story of a Chicago security guard who was murdered by the cops after he subdued a gunman ... and has stepped up big time to help his family.

West heard the story of Jemel Roberson -- who was gunned down by police after stopping a drunken man with a gun -- and wanted to do whatever he could to lessen the burden on his family. West donated $150,000 to Roberson's family Friday, the goal originally placed on a GoFundMe account for Roberson's family was $10,000. 

As we reported ... Roberson was working security at Manny's Blue Room Bar Sunday around 4 AM where several drunk customers were ordered out. One of those customers returned to the bar a short time later with a gun and opened fire.

Reports say Roberson returned fire, subdued the gunman and held him at gunpoint until police arrived ... but when the police officer got to the scene, he shot Roberson, killing him.

Kanye has spent a lot of time in Chicago over the last few months.

As for Roberson ... reports say he was working extra shifts at the bar in order to have some extra money to provide for his son at Christmas.

His killing is still under investigation.  

Cardi B & Offset Back in Strip Club ... Throwing Cash Not Fists, This Time

10/8/2018 8:51 AM PDT

Slow clap for Cardi B and Offset -- they're back making it rain on strippers, and this time no drinks or fists were thrown.

The couple headed back to a strip club, Crazy Girls, Sunday night in L.A. ... smacking butts instead of bartenders. It was their first time in a gentlemen's establishment, that we've seen anyway, since Cardi's last visit. Ya know, the one that got her arrested and charged with assault for allegedly ordering a beatdown on strip club bartenders.

Offset was armed with a seemingly endless stack of Washingtons in their VIP section ... and Cardi even got on a pole and started twerking for her man. What's that thing about old habits?

Smart move on Offset's part -- everyone knows the dancers give you way more attention when you have a female companion. Just take a note from Offset, and get ya girl some roses while you're at it. 

Cardi B Arrested and Charged ... Over Strip Club Fight

10/1/2018 8:55 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

8:54 AM PT  -- Cardi was just officially arrested and charged with two misdemeanors, assault and reckless endangerment. We're told she had a mug shot taken and was fingerprinted. The rapper is scheduled to be arraigned on October 29.

Joe Tacopina, the attorney for the alleged victims, tells us, "She continues to threaten them and clearly thinks her celebrity status is going to get her out of this. But it doesn't matter if her name is Cardi B or Carl B ... if she commits violent assaults she will be brought to justice."

Cardi B will turn herself in to police Monday ... and she will be ordered to appear in court in connection with a strip club fight. 

Sources familiar with the case tell TMZ, Cardi will be charged for allegedly ordering an attack on 2 bartenders at Angels Strip Club in Queens NY. The 2 bartender sisters -- Jade and Baddie Gi -- say Cardi had a long-standing beef with Jade because Cardi believed she had slept with Offset.

Cardi -- who was at the Strip Club because Migos was performing -- came face-to-face with the 2 bartenders and allegedly told her posse to attack them with bottles, chairs and a hookah smoking device. The 2 women were both hurt, but refused medical attention.

We're told Cardi will likely be charged with 2 misdemeanors -- reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. She will not be arrested when she turns herself in ... she will get a summons to appear in court on the charges.

A source close to Cardi tells TMZ the attack was "spontaneous" and was triggered after someone threw a drink. They say nothing was premeditated.

Originally Published -- 10/1/2018 5:00 AM PDT

Stormy Daniels Strip Club Arrest Triggers FBI Corruption Probe

9/29/2018 8:25 AM PDT

The FBI is now involved in investigating possible police corruption in connection with Stormy Daniel's arrest at a Columbus, Ohio strip club.

As we reported, Stormy was arrested in July while she was performing at Sirens strip club after several patrons made physical contact with her. It appeared the vice cops were lying in wait for Stormy.

Fact is ... there was no basis to arrest Stormy because the law under which she was arrested did NOT apply to her since she was not a regular performer at the club. The police chief apologized and launched an internal affairs investigation.

What we're told ... some of the officers were pro-Trump and it looked like a personal vendetta.

Well, now the FBI's Public Corruption Task Force has been called in at the request of the police chief.

The task force includes the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

The vice squad in question has been put on ice during the probe. 

Floyd Mayweather Throws $50k From His Backpack ... At Strip Club

9/2/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

So, Floyd Mayweather walked into a strip club with a backpack filled with $50k cash ... and wanna guess what happened next? 

Yeah, it RAINED in New Jersey!!! 

TMZ Sports has footage of the boxing champ's recent trip to Scores Atlantic City ... where Floyd was spotted throwing massive wads of cash out of his bag while vibin' to Lil Wayne's "Cannon."

Get this ... we're told Floyd threw SO much money, the cleaning crew found thousands of leftover bills all over the place the next morning -- from the ceiling vents to the furniture.

And, if that's not enough money spent, we're told Floyd and his crew ate at Robert's Steakhouse earlier that night ... and bought a $5k bottle of Louis XIII cognac for his table (dude doesn't even drink, he just likes his friends THAT much.)

WYD, Conor?

Zach Smith OSU Strip Club Pal was Tom Herman ... Report Says

8/23/2018 3:15 PM PDT
Breaking News

Zach Smith may have outed Tom Herman as the unnamed Ohio State assistant football coach who accompanied him to a strip club during a 2014 high school recruiting trip ... and it's all on his IG. 

The incident was mentioned in the OSU investigation report into Urban Meyer -- which says Smith "ran up a significant bill at a local strip club along with another OSU football coach" in Florida on May 8, 2014.

Because Smith was on an official OSU recruiting trip -- and at least one high school football coach was also at the club -- Meyer reprimanded Smith and threatened to fire him if it happened again. 

The report did not identify the other OSU coach -- but Smith's Instagram page may hold the clue. On May 7, 2014 Smith posted about being in Florida with Tom Herman.  

Plus, Lettermen Row -- a news website covering Ohio State athletics -- is citing multiple sources confirming Herman was the mystery strip club buddy. 

Unclear if Herman was ever punished for the incident. 

After leaving Ohio State, Herman went on to take the head coaching job at the University of Houston where he had great success. He has since become the head coach at the University of Texas. 

We reached out to Herman for comment -- so far, no word back. 

Urban Meyer Made Strip Club Rule ... After '14 OSU Recruiting Trip

8/23/2018 6:21 AM PDT
Breaking News

Ex-Ohio State WR coach Zach Smith blew stacks at a strip club with another OSU coach and at least 1 high school coach during a recruiting trip in 2014 ... and afterwards, Urban Meyer threatened his job. 

It's all in the Ohio State investigation report detailing Meyer's history with Smith ... who was fired in July after a series of incidents stemming from domestic violence allegations

In the report, investigators say, "In May 2014, in connection with an out-of-town recruiting trip to Florida, Zach Smith ran up a significant bill at a local strip club along with another OSU football coach and one or more high school coaches."

Smith spent at least $600 in the club -- which investigators say came from "personal funds."

Urban Meyer later learned about the incident and told Smith that, if it happened again, he would be fired.

Meyer also changed up the 2014 coaches manual to include a “morality clause,” telling staff to avoid strip clubs "or venues that would embarrass The Ohio State University."

The revised manual also prohibited coaches from having porn on any university-issued computer, phone, iPad, etc.

Of course, that part is relevant because Smith took penis pics while at the White House on the official Ohio State trip to D.C. to meet President Barack Obama in April 2015. 

He also took explicit pics of himself in various OSU football facilities. 

Unclear why Smith wasn't punished for violating the terms in the 2014 manual. 

Ohio State ultimately suspended Meyer for 3 games for failing to take sufficient management action relating to Zach Smith's misconduct. 

Glen 'Big Baby' Davis On Strip Club Etiquette ... Throw What You Can!

8/22/2018 4:10 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Here's advice from an ex-NBA superstar on how to handle yourself in a booty club -- take whatever you've got in your wallet ... AND CHUCK IT AT STRIPPERS!!!

The sage wisdom is brought to you by former Celtics star Glen "Big Baby" Davis ... who we got at OHM Nightclub, where he was judging an open audition for V Live L.A.

After explaining to us what he looks for in great strippers ... he unveiled advice to all the normal folk who have no idea how to be a big baller around butts.

"You gotta thrown what you can, man," Glen says. "Throw what you can, that's my motto."

There you have it ... now go out there and MAKE IT RAIN (if you can)!!

V Live Strip Club Crazy L.A. Casting Call Brings Out Twerkers, Acrobats

8/22/2018 7:19 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

It's that time of the year again, folks -- when wannabe strippers shoot their shot with V Live America to get some work on a pole ... and damn, this casting call was WILD.

TMZ crashed an open audition for V Live L.A. at OHM Nightclub in Hollywood, where a ton of ladies off the street threw on their thongs and came out to shake it ... and Lord, did they put on a show. There's a lot going on here -- beer bottle butt squeezing, half-naked gymnastics moves, crazy body contortions ... and, yes, some good old-fashioned twerking. 

One lucky dude ended up having up to 3 different women on him at once -- ass in his face and all over his body. Looks comfy for sure ... even on the hardwood floor there. 

This is kinda V Live's thing -- they did it last year in Memphis, and in Chicago the year before that. Those casting calls were pretty bonkers too ... but this takes the cakes.

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