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Wendi McLendon-Covey Shame On Sessions! Concentration Camps Not Different From Border Kids

6/17/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"The Goldbergs" star Wendi McLendon-Covey says there's not much difference between children held at the border and those in concentration camps ... and she's scolding politicians for thinking otherwise. 

We got Wendi at LAX Friday morning, where she shamed Attorney General Jeff Sessions for using the Bible as an excuse for separating kids from their parents who were just gunning for a better life in the U.S.

There have been photos circulating of children allegedly locked up behind fences and in cages, and Wendi says it's like God has indeed left the building.

As for that difference ... Wendi really paints a scary picture. 

Rick Hilton I Got An Italian Palazzetto For You If You Have Cryptocurrency

6/17/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Got millions in cryptocurrency laying around? Then we've got the Roman mansion for you!

Rick Hilton's Hilton & Hyland company is offering up a 17k square foot, $42-million mansion to the auction block. This is the first home in U.S. history to offer bidding in cryptocurrency.

The 5-story home, dubbed The Palazzetto, was built by famed architect and sculptor Giacomo Della Porta back in the 16th century ... Porta also collaborated a ton with Michelangelo.

The crib features 11 bedrooms, 15.5 baths and 3 kitchens. It also has some modern features including a gym, spa, movie theater and entertainment room.

We're told bids are also being accepted in cash too, but what's the fun in that these days.

Ed O'Neill Good Genes or Good Docs?

6/17/2018 12:10 AM PDT

Ed O'Neill's good looks are far better than any other modern man. 

Here's a 47-year-old version of the blue-eyed "Married with Children" father back in 1993 (left) and 25 years later ... the now 72-year-old "Modern Family" actor (and real-life father of 2) rockin' glasses at a party in Los Angeles earlier this year (right).

Happy Father's Day!

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Classic TV Dads 'Memba Them?

6/17/2018 12:00 AM PDT

We're celebrating all the dads this Father's Day!

From Tony on "Who's The Boss?" and Ray on "Everybody Loves Raymond," to Hal on "Malcolm in the Middle" and Carl Winslow on "Family Matters" ... scroll through our gallery to see the paternal pics of then and now to celebrate some of the most iconic father figures TV has to offer.

Chris Hardwick Nerdist Site Cuts All Ties Following Sexual Abuse Allegations by Ex-GF

6/15/2018 11:51 AM PDT

Chris Hardwick's been scrubbed from the Nerdist website he founded after accusations of emotional and sexual abuse by his ex-girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra, seem to clearly implicate him.

Legendary Entertainment removed all references to Hardwick on the site Friday and says he no longer has any affiliation with the company since his contract expired in 2017.

This comes on the heels of an explosive essay by Dykstra -- who dated Hardwick from 2012 to 2014 -- in which she reveals she was forced to have sex with and follow strict rules made by a man 20 years older than her with whom she was in a relationship.

She does not name Hardwick, but says this man went from being a "podcaster to a powerhouse CEO of his own company." Hardwick is almost 20 years older than Dykstra and is the founder of Nerdist Industries ... and the timeline laid out in her essay also matched up with her relationship with him.

Dykstra alleges the man she dated didn't allow her to go out at night without him, didn't allow her to have male friends and told her she couldn't drink because he was sober. She says, "I would try to sleep in as late as possible so my days were shorter. I stopped listening to music entirely. I ceased to be. I was an ex-person."

In her essay, Dykstra also claims she was regularly pressured into sex against her will for fear of upsetting or losing the man, and after she finally left him ... her career was railroaded by him and she was blacklisted at age 25.

Hardwick has yet to respond, but when we talked to him in October about the Harvey Weinstein scandal ... he told us women should go to the internet and speak up, saying "social media's really empowered people to not be victims anymore."

Drake 'Degrassi' Vid Wasn't Smoke Screen From Pusha T Beef

6/15/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Drake's new music video for "I'm Upset" -- with his 'Degrassi' castmates -- wasn't a clever distraction from his beef with Pusha T ... but it was a bad, and unavoidable, coincidence.

Drizzy took a ton of heat for releasing the video while fans were dying for him to respond to Push. It came off like he was using the whole 'Degrassi' reunion thing as a smoke screen for the drama.

However, sources close to production tell us they started planning for the single's release and video weeks before it was even shot.

As we reported, Pusha T released "The Story of Adidon" -- a diss track that revealed Drake has a secret son -- on Tuesday, May 29. We're told the "I'm Upset" shoot schedule was set for last weekend, before Push's track came out, and neither Drake nor his team felt it needed to change.

Drizzy revealed Wednesday night he'll release his new album, "Scorpion," on June 29 -- so, it's still possible he'll fire back then.

However, as we've told you, powerful people around him are advising against it.

Drake's 'Degrassi' Music Vid Reunion Planned in Like One Week! Costars Give Drizzy Props

6/14/2018 5:13 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Drake got his old 'Degrassi' costars to reunite for his new music video on just about a week's notice ... so say two of his former cast/classmates.   

Shane Kippel and Ephraim Ellis -- who played Drake's best friend and fateful shooter on the show, respectively -- tell us Drizzy's new treatment for "I'm Upset" was literally shot this past weekend, and that they'd only gotten a heads-up mere days before that.

That's pretty crazy, considering Drake dropped the video Wednesday night ... less than a week after filming. In fact, Ephraim says he got an email about the production last Tuesday.

Sounds like it's been a while since everyone from Degrassi Community School has had a chance to fully get together too ... especially when it comes to seeing their beloved Jimmy. Shane says he hasn't seen the dude in 5 years ... and it's been WAY longer for Ephraim.

Yeah, we're not upset about this at all. 

'Degrassi' Actor Daniel Clark I'm Really Upset!!! I Was Left Out of Drake's Reunion Music Vid

6/14/2018 2:22 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Daniel Clark -- best known for playing Sean Cameron on "Degrassi: The Next Generation" -- isn't feeling the love after missing out on a cameo in Drake's new music vid ... and is clueless why he didn't get the invite.

Daniel tells TMZ ... he found out about the surprise 'Degrassi' cast reunion with Drake, aka Jimmy Brooks, in his "I'm Upset" video just like the rest of us did Wednesday night when it was released. He says nobody ever reached out to him.

He says he's shocked because about 20 of his former costars made the cut. For the record, Daniel would definitely have accepted an invitation, and tells us the cast is "like family." Or so he thought.

His positive spin on it is ... everyone looks great in the vid, and he's happy for his former costars and 'Degrassi' fans who get to see their favorite characters again.

It just stings he wasn't one of them ... and now he's still wondering why. 

Blac Chyna to Kylie Jenner Stop Dragging Your Feet In My Lawsuit!!

6/14/2018 12:36 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Blac Chyna's accusing Kylie Jenner of playing a mean game of hide-and-seek ... claiming it's putting a damper on her lawsuit.

Chyna filed legal docs claiming a member of the Kardashian Klan in particular has continually refused to sit down for a deposition in BC's case against the family. You'll recall BC went after the Kardashians claiming they were in cahoots with E! to torpedo her "Rob & Chyna" show.

In docs, obtained by TMZ, Chyna says Kylie's team has failed to make her available ... making it nearly impossible to properly prepare for trial, which is currently slated for October 17. What's more ... Chyna says Kylie's team has not produced a single document they've requested to prep for the case.

BC's team says they will ask the judge to force Kylie to get to steppin' if she doesn't start cooperating.

Maxim Hot 100 J Lo, Kim K and Hailey Baldwin Join Melania Trump On List

6/14/2018 9:49 AM PDT

What do Cardi B and Hailey Baldwin have in common with Melania Trump, Kim Kardashian and J Lo? If you're thinking a hot ass ... you're close because they've all landed on 2018's Maxim Hot 100 list.

This year's annual list covers a lot of ground .... there's models (Gigi, Bella), pop stars (Demi, Ciara, Beyonce), actresses (Scarlett, Margot, Gal), funny gals (Chrissy and Issa Rae), Kardashians (Khloe and Kendall too) and a Duchess. Some of the ladies of the First Family made it on there as well. 

Kate Upton scored the cover and there's a big party in L.A. in July to celebrate. Hot ticket for sure, since many of the babes on the list will be there. 

Lil Yachty I'd Love a Weird Role on 'Atlanta' Donald Glover Knows Too

6/13/2018 7:02 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Lil Yachty is ready to give Hollywood a shot, and already knows his dream role ... if he could just get Donald Glover to put him on his hit show, "Atlanta."

We got the ATL-born rapper Tuesday at the Fortnite Pro-Am tournament near DTLA, where we broke the news to him that "Atlanta" got renewed for a 3rd season.

Yachty told us he was supposed to guest star in season 1 -- but, for some reason, things fell through ... and he's been dying to get on ever since. He says he "annoys" Glover about it whenever he sees him now. No dice so far, though.

As for what kind of character he'd like to play, Yachty says anything but a rapper. And by anything ... he could mean drug dealers, drug addicts, goons and the like. 

There's certainly unique roles like that to be had on the series. Ya listening, Don?

John Schneider That Was Easy!!! 3 Days in Jail Over in Hours

6/12/2018 4:40 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

John Schneider's time in jail was about as long as a 'Lord of the Rings' movie ... thanks to overcrowding -- but he's got a lot to do to avoid going back. 

We broke the story ... the 'Dukes of Hazzard' star was sentenced to 3 days in County lockup for failure to pay up more than $150k in back spousal support to his estranged wife. He checked in Tuesday morning and even posted a video as he drove there, encouraging fans to buy some of his gear.

According to law enforcement ... he checked in at 10:29 AM, and was out at 3:46 PM. Sounds like celebrity justice, but fact is, most non-violent offenders in L.A. County jail get severely shortened sentences due to jail overcrowding.

He's not in the clear yet, though. As we reported, Schneider still has to do 240 hours of community service, and complete a long list of financial obligations, or he'll get an additional 5-day sentence.

Or roughly 7-8 hours ... based on Tuesday's brief stay.

Charlie Sheen HIV Lawsuit Alleged Victim Fires Back I Signed Your NDA Out of Fear!

6/12/2018 11:19 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The woman suing Charlie Sheen for exposing her to HIV claims he coerced her into signing a hush agreement ... with the help of a goon squad. 

The woman, who's suing as a Jane Doe, just fired back at Sheen's response to her lawsuit and says his claim that she knew he had HIV before they had sex is complete BS. 

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, she sticks to her original story ... that Sheen revealed he was HIV positive only after they had unprotected sex. She says she was told by doctors to find out what meds he was on, so she could get proper treatment.

She says before he gave her the info, Sheen forced her to sign a non-disclosure agreement. According to the docs, she showed up to Charlie's house only to find 4 "thuggish" men and what she believed to be weapons lying around, including guns. She claims she was escorted to a garage area, and told to sign the document.

She skimmed it, but says she doesn't understand English very well -- she's from Moscow -- and signed it under what she believed to be a threat to her safety. She also says in the suit, she'd seen Charlie's temper, and heard him allude to using violence in the past.

As for Sheen ... he's said they were intimate and she's only out to extort him for money

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