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Goldberg Calls Secret Service Over Trump Death Threats ... 'I'm Taking Hackers Down'

8/22/2018 2:40 PM PDT
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2:42 PM PT -- GOLDBERG IS PISSED!!

We just shot the WWE legend in Atlanta and he WENT OFF about the hacking situation ... telling us he's working with the Secret Service because he wants the hacker punished to the fullest extent of the law.

"I'm sick and flippin' tired of people trying to steal people's identity because it's happened to me a number of times. These people are bullies and I'm sick and tired of it."

"This time when I got hacked, I called the Secret Service on my own and I'm taking them down."

10:56 AM PT -- Goldberg's rep tells us the wrestling legend has already been in touch with the Secret Service regarding the tweets from his account threatening President Trump. 

As we reported, Goldberg claims he was hacked -- and now, we're told Goldberg and his team have offered to do whatever they can to help authorities catch whoever's responsible. 

WWE Hall of Famer Bill Goldberg insists he did NOT call President Trump a "spatastic sh*t head" in a series of violent tweets directed at the POTUS ... claiming he was hacked. 

Goldberg's official Twitter account started going off about Trump on Wednesday. The first tweet read: 

"Why have you been threating me and my wife you dick head just because you're the president doesn't mean you can make threats using your new found power we should go into the ring together no secret service just you and me."

A follow-up tweet to Trump said, "I challange you to a fist fight you spatastic sh*t head ill f**king kill you."

We reached out to Goldberg to see what the beef was about -- and his rep, "Uncle Louie" Gregory, told us he was the victim of social media hackers. 

"The Official Goldberg twitter continues to be a target for opportunistic hackers with bad intentions who are seeking notoriety and revenue. Team Goldberg will continue to address this issue while Goldberg is in ATL with Tu Lam working on his show 'Knife or Death' for the History channel."

Goldberg was once friends with Trump and appeared on 'Celebrity Apprentice' back in the day. But the two had a falling out and are no longer friends. 

Originally Published -- 8/22/2018 10:35 AM PDT

Kevin Hart Rips Trump, NFL ... At MTV VMAs

8/21/2018 6:13 AM PDT

Kevin Hart came out strong against Donald Trump at the MTV VMAs on Monday -- telling the President straight-up, "Suck it."

Hart was presenting the first award of the night with Tiffany Haddish -- and set the tone early, saying, "You never know what's gonna happen at the VMAs. Beefs pop off, bad language, people run to the bathroom and send out crazy tweets. It’s basically like a typical day in the White House."

Then he dropped the hammer -- "In your face Trump, suck it!"

It didn't stop there -- he then put the NFL in the crosshairs.

"We are live coast to coast right now," Hart said ... "I'm looking at this like it's game day people. But do not worry, cause at this game you guys are allowed to kneel! You can do whatever the hell you want, 'cause there's no old white man that can stop you. Do it!"

The crowd in attendance at Radio City Music Hall in New York City met the jokes with cheers.

Hart is friends with a lot of big-time athletes -- including LeBron James, who's been publicly beefing with Trump since he took office.

In fact, LeBron recently went on CNN and said he believes Trump is using sports to divide America. Trump fired back on Twitter, calling LeBron James a dumb person.

Trump's supporters weren't laughing at Hart's jokes Monday night -- they came after the comic right away on Twitter.

"We won't be watching Kevin Hart's TKO any longer. He was racist at a awards show & so disrespectful to the President & ALL white men. I bet 'white men' have hired him for movies & CBS TV show? Hateful language will go down the toilet with his TV show."

Another viewer wrote, "@KevinHart4real I was a fan now you make me sick."

The most hilarious attack we found -- "Dear Kevin Hart, please punch yourself in the nuts repeatedly, and then climb your wife giant and cry into her meat pillows. Louder does not equal funnier. Quit trying to force your jokes through with volume. I did like you in the leprechaun movies though."

There were more anti-Trump statements at the VMAs -- rapper Logic brought a bunch of young immigrants up onstage during his performance of "One Day" while wearing a shirt that read, "F*ck the wall."

Ryan Tedder, who performed the song with Logic, grabbed the mic and told the audience, "Bring us your tired, your poor, and any immigrant who seeks refuge. Together, we can build not just a better country, but a world that is destined to be united."

As for Trump himself, so far no reaction from POTUS -- but stay tuned and watch his Twitter feed. We're sure it's just a matter of time. 

Other big moments at the VMAs included Colombian singer Maluma kissing his female backup dancer at the end of his performance ... despite the fact he's supposedly dating a Guess model! 

Maluma has been famously dating Natalia Barulich for several months. They last posted a photo together on July 25. Didn't seem like they had broken up until Maluma open-mouth kissed his backup dancer live onstage during the finale of his performance! 

We spoke with Natalia after the show (she was in L.A.) and she told us the kiss is NOT a deal-breaker. In fact, she claims she encouraged Maluma to kiss the other woman because they thought it would help make an "unforgettable performance." 

Safaree at VMAs Takes Shots at Nicki Karma's a Bitch

8/20/2018 5:49 PM PDT
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Safaree says he isn't worried about potentially running into his ex, Nicki Minaj, on the red carpet at the VMAs ... but he does have some advice for her.

We got the 'Love & Hip Hop' star Monday as he was heading to Radio City Music Hall in NYC to attend the MTV awards show when he took some clear shots at Nicki on the heels of their online beef ... not to mention all her other Twitter squabbles this week. 

As we reported ... Safaree claimed Nicki once tried to stab him with a knife in 2014 -- she called him a liar. Nicki also called out Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner over the weekend for working together to push his album sales past hers on the charts.

Safaree's got some thoughts on that too ... pick your battles, Nick. And grow with the times.

Our guy also asks if he beefed up security to avoid any nasty run-ins with Nicki on the red carpet -- like MTV brass is already doing to accommodate the feuding exes -- but he insists he's only rolling deep as a result of his robbery earlier this year.

As far as who should get top-tier seating between Nicki, Travis and Kylie ... Safaree's got a pretty hilarious answer ... and kind of an obvious one if you think about it.

Trevor Bauer Apologizes To ESPN ... You Didn't Make Me Look Crazy

8/20/2018 4:58 PM PDT
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Trevor Bauer is much less pissed off at ESPN today ... 'cause it turns out the company DIDN'T actually air a tweet that he says made him look like a "lunatic" after all.

ICYMI ... the Indians superstar is famous for being a baseball brainiac -- and when he broke his leg last week, a reporter had some fun at Trevor's expense with the diagnosis news.

"Trevor Bauer says that the doctors' timeline for his return is based on outdated mainstream medicine and he's begun a course of blood transfusions and colloidal silver to rid his body of CIA nanites," Ringer staff writer Michael Baumann tweeted.

"He anticipates missing two starts, three tops."

Bauer initially found the tweet hilarious ... but when he believed MLB Network and ESPN ran with the tweet as fact -- he was not happy.

"Presenting it as fact on tv, thus painting me as some lunatic that’s off his rocker, is not ok at all," Bauer tweeted.

He continued in another tweet: "Hey @MLBNetwork and @espn I would like public statements on social media and on your networks clarifying that the information you wrongly reported as fact earlier regarding my recovery timetable and process is false and not a quote from me. The report is damaging and absurd."

Turns out ... ESPN didn't actually run the tweet -- which caused Trevor to issue a 35-second apology video Monday evening.

"It appears the information I was given and what I believed to have seen was wrong, and ESPN never aired the fake tweet."

"As spreading misinformation that damages people's reputations is what I was originally angry about, I wanted to set the record straight and apologize to ESPN for wrongly accusing them of broadcasting this misinformation."

Teyana Taylor Hijacks Jeremih's Tour I Run This S*** Now!!

8/16/2018 11:08 AM PDT

Teyana Taylor's war of words with Jeremih has reached a whole new level -- the tour Jeremih was headlining has just been rebranded and Teyana's now running the show.

Teyana announced Thursday morning on Twitter that the Later That Night tour will now be the KTSE on Aisle VII tour. She also said DaniLeigh will join her and all tour dates will go on as scheduled ... save for Toronto, which will be rescheduled later this week.

The move comes on the heels of Teyana putting Jeremih on blast Wednesday ... calling him every name in the book. She later tweeted she was done with him because she'd been extremely mistreated on the tour. She added, "I will NO longer continue to stay on the #LaterThatNightTour because if I do ima end up knocking this n**** out. I'm sorry to all who has already purchased tickets to see me. I will make sure everyone gets refunded."

Turns out it might not even come to that ... 'cause there's 15 dates left on the tour and Teyana's pushing forward. We've reached out to tour organizers, so far no word back.

Aretha Franklin Outpouring of Emotions by Celebs

8/16/2018 7:27 AM PDT

It's no surprise ... there has been a cascade of grief, sympathy and tributes from celebrities around the world in the wake of Aretha Franklin's passing.

Mary Wilson -- founding member of the Supremes -- tells TMZ, "When God created Soul, he created Aretha Franklin to sing it!"

Gladys Knight wrote Aretha a note, which states, "Well my sister our Father in Heaven has called you home, but we are so very grateful to him for blessing you with such an awesome gift to share with us. Your music set a standard for every single lady in this industry to rise to. You have touched minds, hearts and spirits, including my own."

She continues, "Yes, we are sisters and we squabbled as sisters do, but we also loved, supported and laughed together through our lifetime. I pray you have a smooth journey Ree Ree and hopefully I'll get to sing with you in the Heavenly choir, if I make it. Love you, Gladys"

And the tributes go on:

Best voice ever. Miss you already.

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Travis Scott Sends Cash to Fan ... To Help with Mom's Funeral

8/16/2018 12:50 AM PDT
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Travis Scott's surprise cash handout isn't just a fun thing for his fans ... it's touching lives and helping people in need too.

Case in point ... Peter Valdriz, who replied to Travis' $100k Twitter giveaway announcement Tuesday -- in which fans were encouraged to tweet their Cash App tag with lyrics from "Astroworld" for a chance to get money. Peter pleaded his case by saying the dough would help with his mom's funeral cost.

Minutes later ... the rapper sent him $800 with a personal message saying he hopes it helps.

Peter tells TMZ ... his mother passed away last week after a battle with a brain virus and complications that followed. He says the gift from Travis came on what would have been her 52nd birthday and will go toward the expenses for her funeral next week.

He tells us Scott's donation really means a lot to him and his entire family, saying ... "Knowing that someone is out there trying to help us during this difficult time means the world to us."

He adds ... "I personally want to thank Travis Scott for really making a tough day for my family into a day we can cherish."

There's more -- Peter tells us Travis' gift has inspired other "generous and kindhearted" strangers to chip in to help with his mom's funeral as well.

Pretty amazing what a tweet can do.

Thomas Markle No Ace Up His Sleeve ... Clothing Line News is Phony

8/16/2018 12:40 AM PDT
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Thomas Markle certainly has his own style, but the idea of him starting his own clothing line is "ridiculous" ... so say sources close to Meghan's dad.

Rumors of Tom M. trying to become the next Tom Ford began Wednesday when the Duchess of Sussex's half-sister, Samantha Markle, tweeted it out ... saying she was excited about her dad's new clothing line for men.

We're told this is absolutely untrue and the only credible part of Samantha's additional claim that Thomas is focusing on a line of hoodies for older dudes ... is that he does indeed like to wear hoodies.

When we last talked to Thomas, he made it clear he was not going away until he had some contact with his daughter and the Royal Fam ... but our sources insist launching his own hoodie collection is not part of the plan.

Safaree Nicki Minaj Cut Me with a Knife ... She Tried to Kill Me

8/14/2018 9:51 AM PDT

Safaree claims Nicki Minaj went after him with a knife, stabbing him so severely he went to the hospital by ambulance ... but she says he's a liar.

Safaree, who broke up with Nicki in 2014, just tweeted, "Remember the night you cut me and i almost died the police and ambulance had to take me out the crib on a stretcher and I had to lie and tell them I was trying to kill myself so they wouldn't take you to jail."

Nicki fired back, "U stole my card & told me you thought it was an account with 'free money' that I didn't know about. On God. God will strike you down & more for lying."

We've actually seen a video back in 2014 that shows Nicki chasing Safaree with a knife. 

NFL's Cam Jordan Rips Donald Trump What a Goober!!

8/10/2018 8:26 AM PDT
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Donald Trump's most recent rant on the NFL's anthem controversy has Cam Jordan PISSED OFF ... with the superstar calling POTUS an "overly insecure prepubescent child."

Trump lashed out at NFL players who continued to take a knee during the "Star-Spangled Banner" this morning ... calling for them to either stand or face suspension.

The Saints Pro Bowler went to his own Twitter to tee off on Trump on Friday ... saying, "Only way to say it. What a Goober. He is who I thought he was."

"Guy is 70+ yr old acting out in what was once the highest respected political position, as a overly insecure prepubescent child..."

FYI -- Jordan was one of the several Saints players to sit during the anthem last season ...  and had talks with Drew Brees about promoting social justice while respecting the flag at the same time.

But, clearly, we still know where Cam stands.

"He won’t govern himself, give him a mentor? Right, members of his cabinet left on their own accord or were dismissed accordingly... But what do I know I’m just a guy who should stick to football."

Donald Trump Furious After More NFL Players Take a Knee

8/10/2018 5:56 AM PDT
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Donald Trump is pissed off at two Miami Dolphins receivers who continued the "take a knee" demonstration into the 2018 NFL season ... and now he's calling for them to be suspended. 

Both Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson took a knee during the national anthem at the Miami Dolphins pre-season opener versus the Tampa Bay Bucs on Thursday. Other players raised their fists.

Enter Trump ... who tweeted first thing Friday morning -- calling for swift action against the players.

"The NFL players are at it again - taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem," Trump said.

"Numerous players, from different teams, wanted to show their 'outrage' at something that most of them are unable to define."

"They make a fortune doing what they love. Be happy, be cool! A football game, that fans are paying soooo much money to watch and enjoy, is no place to protest."

"Most of that money goes to the players anyway. Find another way to protest. Stand proudly for your National Anthem or be Suspended Without Pay!"

On the other hand, the players were praised by Colin Kaepernick -- who started the demonstration. He offered the following message to the players -- "Stay strong brothers."

NFL Network Fires Back at Heath Evans Ya Can't Send Wiener Pics, Bro!

8/9/2018 10:00 AM PDT
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The NFL Network is responding to Heath Evans -- who claims he should NOT have lost his job for sending sexual pics to a wardrobe lady because she sent sexy pictures back. 

But, the NFL Network ain't buyin' what Heath's sellin' -- essentially saying the fact it was mutual doesn't mean it wasn't "misconduct" in the first place. 

"Heath’s employment was terminated as a result of his own misconduct – which he freely admitted to on Twitter today," network spokesperson Alex Riethmiller tells TMZ Sports

"Before severing its relationship with Heath, the NFL carefully considered all of the circumstances, including the information that Heath provided. In the end, the NFL concluded that his conduct was not acceptable in our workplace and we stand by our decision to terminate his employment."

Bottom line -- don't send naked photos to coworkers, period. 

NFL Network's Heath Evans Unleashes On Sex Harassment Case ... She Sexted Me Too!

8/9/2018 9:31 AM PDT
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Heath Evans is adamant he did NOT sexually harass a wardrobe specialist at NFL Network -- claiming they exchanged MUTUAL sexual text messages ... but he was fired anyway. 

Evans was named in a 2017 lawsuit filed by Jami Cantor who claims she was sexually terrorized by several ex-NFL stars working at the Network ... including Marshall Faulk, Warren Sapp, Donovan McNabb and others.

In her suit, Cantor claimed Evans sent her nude pics on at least 2 occasions -- but now, Evans says it was definitely a 2-way street. 

"My accuser and I had exchanged mutual flirtations that included her sending me and me sending her pictures of a sexual nature," Evans wrote in a statement. 

"I regret having engaged in the picture exchange. Nothing ever came of the mutual flirtations and we remained friends during and after her employment ended at the network."

Evans says he has text messages that prove his story. 

But, despite his apparent evidence, Evans says the NFL Network pressured him to sign a non-disclosure agreement about the case ... which would bar him from telling his side of the story publicly. 

Evans says he refused -- so the NFL Network fired him on July 27. Now, he's sounding off on social media. 

Still, Evans says he has no hard feelings towards Cantor -- "While I certainly wish she hadn't falsely included me in the series of allegations she made, I understand better than most that people who have been mistreated and hurt, often hurt other people."

Evans also says the NFL Network settled the lawsuit with Cantor -- we're making calls to see if that's true. 

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