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'Riverdale' Star Charles Melton 'I'm Truly Sorry' For Fat-Shaming Rant

6/19/2018 2:03 PM PDT
Breaking News

"Riverdale" star Charles Melton is apologizing and blaming immaturity for some really heinous fat-shaming comments he made that have come back to haunt him.

Melton is addressing the now 6-year-old tweets that have gone viral after someone mined them out of his timeline. Low lights include, "Word of wisdom for the day...if your [sic] fat...don't look in the mirror" ... and "Don't tease fat kids, they already have enough on their plates."

Melton now says, "I'm truly sorry for making inconsiderate comments several years ago and apologize to anyone I hurt. What I posted and said was immature, offensive and inappropriate. I am ashamed of how I acted and there is no excuse for that behavior."

The actor was a total unknown back in 2012, which explains the tweets going unnoticed. His first acting gig didn't come until a "Glee" role in 2014.

He added, "I’m striving to do better and will use this experience to grow, helping others to understand how these types of statements are completely unacceptable.”

Logan Paul Predicts 3rd Round KO ... 'I Hate' KSI

6/18/2018 9:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Logan Paul says his beef with KSI is 100% real -- telling TMZ Sports he "hates" the YouTube star, and says he's calling his shot in their upcoming boxing match. 

Logan and KSI came face-to-face during a heated news conference this past weekend -- things got physical ... and Logan is adamant the hatred ain't just to sell tickets. 

"It's real beef," Paul told us on the way out of Catch in West Hollywood ... "I hate the kid."

The two will fight for real in August when they square off in Manchester -- but, for now, it's gonna be a LOT of trash talk

"I'm fighting a sack of potatoes. KSI, you suck."

Paul says the fight isn't just a big moment for YouTube stars who want to show they're bigger than social media -- it could also be a HUGE moment for the sport of boxing. 

Chinese Tourists Crushed After Ceiling Collapses

6/17/2018 10:30 AM PDT

Horrific scene out of Huayin City in China's Shaanxi Province where a ceiling collapsed ... crushing and trapping tourists riding down an escalator.

The terrible incident happened inside the Huashan Mountain tourist center ... a popular visitors' destination. You can see a throng of tourists going down an escalator when, out of nowhere, they look up and notice the ceiling's about to land on top of them.

It happened so fast they never had the chance to run for cover. The incident triggered immediate panic as tourists rushed to free others trapped under the debris.

At least 9 were injured and taken to a local hospital, though one report says -- perhaps miraculously -- no one was seriously injured. The tourist center is investigating what caused the ceiling to collapse.

Rich the Kid Hospitalized After Getting Robbed In Home Invasion

6/15/2018 9:53 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

10:42 AM PT -- The LAPD confirms they're investigating a home invasion robbery ... there are no suspects or arrests at this time.

10:22 AM PT -- Our sources say Tori was also hospitalized for injuries sustained during the attack, but was discharged Friday morning.

Rich the Kid was attacked and robbed at gunpoint in Los Angeles ... and the beatdown was so severe it landed him in the hospital.

Sources close to the rapper tell us he was at his girlfriend Tori Brixx's home Thursday night when two masked men entered demanding cash and jewelry. We're told Rich tried to fight them off, and that three more men came into the home brandishing guns.

Our sources say the men beat on Rich, and got away with a significant amount of cash and jewelry. We've confirmed the rapper was admitted to a hospital for treatment. A photo of him in a hospital bed popped up on his IG page this morning.

We're told the cops were called after the attack, but we've yet to confirm a report was taken with any law enforcement agencies. 

Sources close to Rich's team say they believe the attack was an inside job.

Story developing ...

Jamie Kennedy Jaw Literally Drops After Watching Lisa Lampanelli's Meltdown

6/12/2018 11:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jamie Kennedy's eyes damn near popped out of their sockets watching Lisa Lampanelli's nuclear meltdown ... and he thought the way she handled it was great.

We got Jamie leaving Mastro's in Bev Hills on Monday night and our guy got straight to the point ... asking Jamie what he thought about how Lisa handled her heckler. TMZ broke the story ... the insult comic went off on a fan who tried to give her $100 to shut up during her Sunday gig in San Jose.

Jamie initially couldn't answer the question cause he hadn't seen Lisa's meltdown. No problem, cause our guy had the video handy ... and Jamie's reaction is almost as epic as Lisa's meltdown.

BTW ... Jamie's no stranger to going off on fans either. Remember when that chick burped loudly in the middle of his set?  

School Shootings Kindergartners Learn 'Lockdown' Rhyme

6/7/2018 3:15 PM PDT

The mother of a 5-year-old girl is outraged by this nursery rhyme she found posted in the school her daughter might attend -- a rhyme that teaches kids how to prepare for a mass shooting.

Georgy Cohen shared this pic of the rhyme, which is going viral. It's intended to be sung to the tune of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" but there's nothing cute and innocent about it. With limericks like, "Shut the lights off say no more. Go behind the desk and hide. Wait until it's safe inside" -- Georgy said, "This should not be hanging in my soon-to-be kindergartner's classroom."

However, she made it clear to the Boston Globe ... she's not pissed off at the school. Instead, she was happy the school was taking necessary steps. As she put it, "These are the things they unfortunately have to do. I get it.”

Not everyone agrees, and her post is sparking heated conversations online about the appropriate way to prepare young kids for the worst.

Jeremy Meeks' Ex-Wife Celebrating Divorce With Party at Vegas Strip Club ... I'm Single and Also Hot

6/7/2018 12:28 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jeremy Meeks' now ex-wife isn't taking any time to sulk over her divorce ... taking her single self to a Vegas strip club for a personalized divorce party. 

Melissa Meeks is toasting her new single life at the famous Crazy Horse 3 in Vegas on the heels of their divorce being finalized. Melissa won't be dancing at the shindig on June 30, she's only signed on to host.

Their divorce wasn't pretty and only finalized Wednesday, 9 days after the birth of Jeremy's son with Topshop heir Chloe Green. Melissa alleged Jeremy cheated on her with Chloe, and then accused him of being a deadbeat dad to their 9-year-old son. 

While Jeremy might be moving down a different path ... no denying his ex is one "Hot Hot Felon Ex-Wife." 

Kim Kardashian West Mission Accomplished Alice Johnson Freed

6/6/2018 9:23 AM PDT
Breaking News

11:27 AM PT -- Kim just revealed she was the one who shared the good news with Alice, saying, "The phone call I just had with Alice will forever be one of my best memories. Telling her for the first time and hearing her screams while crying together is a moment I will never forget."

Her attorney, Shawn Holley, added, "I just got off the most wonderful, emotional and amazing phone call with Alice, Kim and Alice's lawyers ... It was a moment I will never forget."

10:24 AM PT-- KKW just released a statement, saying, "I’m so grateful to President Trump, Jared Kushner and to everyone who has showed compassion and contributed countless hours to this important moment for Ms. Alice Marie Johnson. Her commutation and forthcoming release is inspirational and gives hope to so many others who are also deserving of a second chance."

She continues, "I hope to continue this important work by working together with organizations who have been fighting this fight for much longer than I have and deserve the recognition."

Kim Kardashian West's fight to free imprisoned grandmother Alice Marie Johnson is over -- President Trump has granted her clemency ... TMZ has learned.

Our sources tell us the Prez signed off on Wednesday, and Alice will soon be released from the Aliceville Correctional Facility in Alabama. We're told she's heading straight home to be with her family.

As we reported ... KKW met with Trump last week at the White House to talk prison reform and about Alice's case. She and her attorney, Shawn Holley, were working with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner for several months on Johnson's case.

Kanye's recent public support of Trump probably had some influence on 45's decision, as well.

The 63-year-old grandma's case became national news last year when Kim tweeted about it -- she was sentenced to life in prison without parole in 1997 on money laundering and drug conspiracy charges ... her first offenses.

Many expected Johnson to be released in December 2016 when Obama granted clemency to many similar nonviolent offenders ... but Alice was passed up. Not long after, Kim K started pushing hard to make it happen ... and Alice wrote her a heartfelt thank-you note.

John Goodman Hello, ABC? Yes, I'm 'Interested' in Reboot #2

6/6/2018 9:48 AM PDT

John Goodman's looking like he means business ... as in the "Roseanne" reboot business. 

John was out in New Orleans Tuesday, and was spotted on a call that seemed more serious than lighthearted -- and ya gotta wonder if that's ABC or "Roseanne" producers on the line.

As we previously reported, Goodman is "very interested" in being a part of a second "Roseanne" reboot ... which we're told will be centered around Sara Gilbert's character, Darlene, instead of Roseanne Barr. All of this is the fallout from the show being immediately canceled after Barr took a racially-charged shot on Twitter at a former Obama aid. 

Now that producer Tom Werner's gotten involved in negotiations to relaunch the show ... we're told an announcement could come as soon as this week.

Stay by the phone, John! 

Buffalo Wild Wings Twitter Hacked Wings. Beer. Oh God, No!!!

6/1/2018 5:42 PM PDT
Breaking News

Buffalo Wild Wings just became the latest victim of a Twitter hacking -- perhaps by the Russians, perhaps by a rogue employee -- but either way ... it wasn't very nice.

The sports bar franchise's official Twitter page fired off several racist and vulgar tweets Friday night, which were up for about 20 minutes before somebody realized and got them deleted. 

Some of the hacked tweets contained hateful comments including the n-word, while another claimed the restaurant's secret wings recipe contained ... well, something very gross.

There was also a vile joke directed at Wendy's.

It's unclear who's responsible, but BWW's Twitter account is back to normal and any activity from the past 6 hours has been deleted.

6:00 PM PT -- There was also this tweet during the hack -- a photo of a man covering up half of his face ... so it's possible he's the culprit.

Lil Tay Rubbing Elbows with Rick Rubin How You Like Me Now?!

6/1/2018 4:28 PM PDT

Legendary producer Rick Rubin is the architect behind Jay-Z, the Beastie Boys and now... Lil Tay?!

The foul-mouthed 9-year-old rapper posted this video on her Instagram story for her more than 2 million followers to soak up. It's a quick video ... but the mere hangout's got everyone wondering if Rick's gonna get in the Tay game, or if they just met by chance.

It's also unclear where the hell this video was taken, but one thing's for sure ... Tay stuntin' in front of expensive cars proved to be quite the ruse. So, take this meeting with a TON of salt.

Hurricane Sandy Blows Jersey Shore Co.'s Sign All the way to France!!

6/1/2018 10:52 AM PDT

This story will blow your mind.

There's a real estate company on the Jersey Shore claiming its company has gone global after -- get this -- one of its signs washed up in France SIX YEARS after Hurricane Sandy blew it into the Atlantic Ocean.

Crazy, right?

The folks over at Diane Turton, Realtors in Point Pleasant, NJ posted on Facebook that a man named Hannes Frank stumbled upon the sign on the shores of France a couple weeks ago. The company confirmed the sign is theirs and say it was from a waterfront listing back in 2012.

But, then came Hurricane Sandy. The house survived but the sign was ripped apart ... ultimately landing in the ocean and floating across more than 3,500 miles.

The company had a good laugh about it, saying, "Having our signage wash up in France on the beach truly proves that Diane Turton, Realtors is a global real estate company."

Impressionnant!

'Bachelorette' Garrett Apologizes for Liking Hateful Memes ... 'I Am Not Perfect'

5/31/2018 7:00 PM PDT

'Bachelorette' contestant Garrett -- the suitor who got Becca's first impression rose on Monday's season premiere -- is the latest to jump on the apology train this week ... in his case, for liking bigoted memes.

Garrett Yrigoyen spoke up Thursday evening after coming under fire when it was discovered he liked Instagram posts mocking transgender people, Parkland shooting survivors and immigrants ... then deleting his account.

Garrett owned up to it -- via a new Instagram account -- saying ... "I am sorry to those who I offended, and I also take full responsibility for my ‘likes’ on Instagram that were hurtful and offensive."

He also explains why he started a new account, adding ... "I decided to take it down and start fresh because I have learned an extremely valuable lesson and am taking steps to grow, become more educated, and be a better version of myself. I am not perfect, and I will never be anywhere close, but now I will always be more informed and aware of what I am liking and supporting, not just on Instagram, but in life.”

We broke the story ... Garrett APPEARS to be the guy Becca picks in the finale -- based on photos we obtained of them filming it -- but when we saw Becca out this week ... she didn't seem too concerned about his controversy.

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