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Prez Trump and Melania We're @POTUS and @FLOTUS Now

1/20/2017 9:58 AM PST
Breaking News

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Twitter's official POTUS and FLOTUS handles have changed profile images to President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump

Twitter made the switch almost immediately after Trump was sworn in as the 45th Prez. Meanwhile, the Obamas are now @POTUS44 and @FLOTUS44.

This appears to be the first time in history Twitter's done this. Tweeting wasn't nearly as widespread in 2009, and @POTUS wasn't created until 2015.

Peaceful transition ... on social media. Just as the forefathers wanted it. 

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Johnny Manziel Denies Charging Fans For Selfies 'Dumbest Thing I've Heard'

1/19/2017 11:06 AM PST
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0119-johnny-manziel-tmzJohnny Manziel is refuting reports that he's planning to charge fans $50 to take selfies at the Super Bowl ... saying it's "the dumbest thing I've ever heard."

Promo flyers circulated social media last week detailing Johnny's appearance at several Stadium Signature stores in Texas during Super Bowl week ... offering autographs for $99 and selfies for $50.

The Heisman trophy winner went to Twitter Thursday morning claiming the reports of makin' money off the snapshots are totally false ... and he's just looking to give back to his fans.

"Just had this brought to to my attention. I'm not charging a penny for a damn 'selfie' at the super bowl," Johnny tweeted.

"I'm doing this signing for the people (especially Texans) who have stuck with me through all the mistakes I've made these past years #tru"

As for the $99 charge per autograph, Johnny didn't confirm or deny that. 

'A Dog's Purpose' Actor, Director Shaken Over Terrified Dog Video

1/19/2017 5:53 AM PST

The actor who voices the German Shepherd shown in the extremely disturbing video posted by TMZ says he's "shaken and sad" ... and the director echoed the sentiment.

Josh Gad, who appears in the upcoming film as the voice of the dog, says he's seen the video, which he describes as "a scared German Shepard being forced to perform a stunt." He says he doesn't have the full context, but adds, "I am shaken and sad to see any animal put in a situation against its will."

Gad is calling for "an explanation," and so is director Lasse Hallstrom, who says "I have been promised that a thorough investigation into this situation is underway and that any wrongdoing will be reported and punished."

Donald Trump FL Man Arrested for Assassination Threat

1/18/2017 12:49 PM PST
Breaking News

A man who posted a video threatening to kill President-elect Donald Trump at the inauguration has been arrested in Florida.

Miami Beach PD arrested Dominic Puopolo Tuesday at a Subway restaurant. He had recorded and tweeted a video on Monday ... saying he intended to go to Washington D.C. on Friday and kill Trump. He said he was "following orders" and challenged the Secret Service to stop him.

Puopolo also referred to himself as Lord Jesus Christ.

He's being held on a million dollar bond. Police say he will undergo a mental evaluation.

Story developing ...

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Antonio Brown Apologizes for Locker Room Video ... 'Wrong of Me'

1/18/2017 6:02 AM PST
Breaking News

0118-antonio-brown-facebook-liveAntonio Brown says he's genuinely sorry for live streaming private moments from the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room ... explaining, "I let my emotions and genuine excitement get the best of me."

Brown got ripped by his head coach Mike Tomlin and QB Ben Roethlisberger for broadcasting the video ... which contained Tomlin referring to the Patriots as "a-holes."

The WR went to social media Tuesday night to issue his public apology. 

"First, I'd like to take this opportunity to say that I'm sorry for my actions and behavior after Sunday's game," Brown wrote.

"I let my emotions and genuine excitement get the best of me, and I wanted to share that moment with our fans."

"It was wrong of me to do, against team and NFL policy, and I have apologized to Coach Tomlin and my teammates for my actions."

"I'm sorry to them for letting it become a distraction and something that they've had to answer questions about while preparing for a big game on Sunday."

D.L. Hughley MLK III Betrayed John Lewis With Trump Meeting

1/18/2017 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

D.L. Hughley isn't trying to hide his anger at MLK Jr.'s son for betraying Civil Rights leader Rep. John Lewis during his beef with Donald Trump ... in D.L.'s eyes, anyway.

D.L. definitely got some stuff off his chest when we asked about Martin Luther King III's meeting with the Prez-elect. He flat-out rips him for not calling out Trump for his Twitter rant against Rep. Lewis ... who walked shoulder to shoulder with MLK Jr. in the '60s.

As for why MLK III really had the meeting -- D.L. offers a mercenary theory.

The outrage is real.

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Tony Romo Trolled By EA Sports Only Way You'll See The Superbowl ... Is On Madden

1/17/2017 11:30 AM PST

0117_tony_romo_madden_gettyHere's the definition of kicking a Cowboy while he's down ...

EA Sports -- the company that makes Madden Football -- just trolled the hell out of Tony Romo, basically saying the only way Romo will ever reach the Super Bowl is in the game.

It went down on Twitter when NBC Sports tweeted out a story about Cowboys owner Jerry Jones saying he thinks Romo will one day play in a Super Bowl (lol).

EA Sports was quick with the zinger.

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MLB's Matt Garza Blasts Jessica Chastain Over Birth Control 'It's Called Abstinence'

1/13/2017 6:30 AM PST
Breaking News

0113-matt-garza-jessica-chastain-GETTY-TMZ-01Jessica Chastain should quit her bitchin' about birth control costs and start preachin' about abstinence ... so says Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Matt Garza

Garza -- who has 6 kids -- went after the "Zero Dark Thirty" star after she tweeted about a Senate vote this week that struck down an amendment requiring insurance companies to pay for contraceptives. 

Chastain wrote, "#BirthControl is no longer covered by health insurance. Congrats USA, you're doing your part to keep women out of the work force. #smfh."

Garza no likey ... and responded, "It's called abstinence, a word that has been forgotten amongst this generation... it's the best contraceptive... #juatsayin."

So far, Chastain has yet to reply. 

Randy Moss' Baby Mama Denies Blowing $4 Mil On Drugs 'I've Been Clean For Years'

1/12/2017 12:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0111-libby-offutt-randy-moss-gettyRandy Moss' baby mama is calling BS on the ex-NFL receiver after he claimed she blew $4 MILLION on drugs ... telling TMZ Sports, "I've been clean for years."

Moss called out his ex on Twitter last month ... claiming the mother of his 5 children refused to get treatment for a drug addiction in order to see her kids.

We spoke to Libby Offutt ... who says Moss' allegations are completely untrue and an attempt to keep her from seeing her children.

"I went to rehab TEN years ago and have been clean ever since," Offutt says. "He’s just saying that to keep the kids. I’d be dead if I spent $4 million on drugs. Where’s his proof?”

Offutt -- who provided us with documentation of recently passed drug tests -- says she believes Moss unleashed the Twitter rant because he was upset she tried to connect with the kids around Xmas. 

“I drove 4 hours on the 26th to take my kids their Christmas presents and his wife wouldn’t let me see the kids or even leave their presents for them."

"He was mad and acted very immature, saying false things that the children are gonna read eventually, subjecting them to more unnecessary emotional stress. And why bash the woman that brought 5 of your children into this world?!"

"He should have respect for me. Not try and publicly harm me.”

Charlie Sheen I Got No Beef With Ted Cruz Over Sheen/Cruz 2020 Diss

1/10/2017 6:47 AM PST

Charlie Sheen has no bad blood with Ted Cruz after the Texas Senator took a jab at him and his dad ... in fact, Charlie even has a few nice things to say about the guy.

Charlie was heading into Catch Monday night in L.A. for Crackle's "Mad Families" premiere party and told our photog he was kidding when he tweeted he and Cruz should dethrone Trump on the 2020 presidential ticket.  

Ted shot down the suggestion immediately using a pic from Martin Sheen's "West Wing" days, but Charlie was clearly impressed by Cruz's wit and humor.

Can't say the same for his feelings on Trump though.

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Donald Trump Fires Back at Meryl Streep She's an 'Overrated' Hillary Flunky

1/9/2017 6:27 AM PST

Donald Trump isn't taking Meryl Streep's Golden Globes attack lying down -- he's dismissing her as a Hillary Clinton "flunky."

Streep used her acceptance speech for the Cecile B. DeMille Award to bash the President-elect for his campaign tactics ... especially his infamous run-in with a disabled reporter. The speech got a huge response in the room ... and, apparently, at Trump Tower.

Trump called her, "One of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn't know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a Hillary flunky who lost big."

His Twitter reply continued ... "For the 100th time, I never 'mocked' a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him "groveling" when he totally changed a 16 year old story that he had written in order to make me look bad."

His right hand woman, Kellyanne Conway, has also joined the fray.

Meryl Streep, Donald Trump Billy Eichner Starts Twitter War With FNC's Meghan McCain

1/9/2017 7:04 AM PST

0109-billy-eichner-tweet-meghan-mccain-youtube-tmz-02Meryl Streep's Golden Globes attack on Donald Trump stirred a lot of emotion, and at least one war -- between Meghan McCain and comedian Billy Eichner.

Billy blasted McCain on Twitter after the Fox News host posted a message disparaging Meryl's harsh critique of Donald Trump, calling her a "f****** moron."

0109-billy-eichner-tweet-meghan-mccain-TWITTER-01Meghan fired back, saying Billy lived in a "bubble" and was part of the problem between Hollywood and the Republican Party. That only made Billy go off again ... 

Billy's known to speak his mind on his game show, "Billy on the Street," where he stops people at random for pop quiz questions ... usually with a celeb in tow. We're guessing Meghan's not a fan.

She never responded after her 2nd tweet, so ... score one for Billy?

Martin Shkreli Banned From Twitter ... Over Obsession With Lauren Duca

1/8/2017 10:27 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Lauren Duca got Martin Shkreli suspended Sunday from Twitter after a simple invite to Trump's inauguration turned into creepy online harassment.

Duca -- a writer for Teen Vogue -- reached out to Twitter's CEO and founder Jack Dorsey after Shkreli initially offered Lauren a +1 to the inauguration last week, which quickly escalated into stalking territory when she shot him down. 

0106-martin-shkreli-tweet-inaugural-ball-TWITTER-01Afterward, Shkreli turned his Twitter page into a shrine for Lauren ... insinuating they were a couple, despite her frequent rejections. 

0108-martin-shkreli-stalking-girl-twitter-page01Now, it looks like Martin's trolling has gotten him booted from the Twitter-verse. 

She brings the point home in our video ... she and Martin will never be a thing, or won't even talk, unless he changes his tune.  

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