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Idaho Fish & Game Commissioner Gov. Says Killing Baboons Is Wrong ... So Is Posting Pics

10/16/2018 11:31 AM PDT
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The Governor of Idaho is appalled at his former fish and game commissioner for slaughtering a family of baboons -- saying not only is the killing itself wrong -- posting a pic is just as disturbing. 

Blake Fischer came under heavy fire after sending out an email to more than 100 people that contained a photo of himself posing with 4 baboons he killed during a hunting trip in Africa. One of the baboons was a juvenile ... and a bloody gunshot wound was visible on the animal.

Fischer resigned and Governor Butch Otter issued a statement, saying, "Every member of my administration is expected to exercise good judgment."

A rep for Otter tells us in Idaho hunter education courses -- taught by Fischer's own department -- participants are taught to exercise good judgment when they display images of their kills. This includes covering up wounds and not widely circulating images others may deem offensive ... Fischer broke both of those rules.

On a personal level, Governor Otter says he'd never kill the exotic animals, and urged others to act in accordance with his actions. 

The rep, Jon Hanian, tells us, "The fact that at the very least, one of the primates was a juvenile also raises a red flag. These facts ALONE raise valid questions as to judgment." 

Banksy Auction Someone Bought My Painting for $1.4 Mil Now Watch it Shred!!!

10/6/2018 7:34 AM PDT

Banksy outdid himself Friday night when one of his most famous paintings scored a $1.4 million bid and then it suddenly shredded into pieces.

The auction went down at Sotheby’s in London and just after the gavel went down, the painting  -- "Girl With Balloon" -- began disappearing from view.

The canvas slid down the frame, which became a shredder, cutting the artwork into smithereens.

The audience looked horrified, but get this ... the person who scored the piece was “surprised” but apparently didn’t back out of the deal. The buzz is, that the shredded artwork may actually be worth more than $1.4 mil.

Art ... it’s not for everyone.


Jacquees Everyone's Trippin' Over My Remix ... Even Pornhub!!!

10/2/2018 9:35 AM PDT

Jacquees fans flocking to Pornhub to hear his viral remix of Ella Mai's song, "Trip," can go ahead and log off ... the show's over because the adult website won't touch the track for fear of a lawsuit. 

If ya missed it ... Ella's label slapped Jacquees with a cease and desist over his unauthorized remix -- but one savvy music fan, with the handle Jman890, went ahead and uploaded the song to Pornhub.  

Jacquees had only uploaded it to YouTube and Soundcloud, but those sites took it down after the cease and desist. Fact is, the remix was getting way more streams than Ella's OG track.

Anyway, Pornhub was one of the last places the song was still streaming. Was. Pornhub finally took matters into its own hands ... and scrubbed the track. 

Sorry, Jacquees fans ... the porn jig's up, but we suspect you'll find something else to pique your interest on the site.

Tom Green Defends Kawhi Leonard's Laugh ... Stop Shaming It!!

9/30/2018 12:10 AM PDT

Wanna hear Kawhi Leonard's laugh in public ever again??

Well, stop freakin' making fun of it then -- so says comedy legend Tom Green.

The famous funnyman was out in Bev Hills when our photog played Kawhi's infamous robot-like giggle for him ... and Tom saw no humor in it whatsoever.

"This is a little pro tip here," Green told TMZ Sports ... "If somebody is laughing and having a good time, don't hate on their laugh!"

Green would know a thing or two about it -- dude's killed the comedy game for decades ... and he tells us anytime there's a weird laugh in his crowds -- it's still a laugh!!

"Don't make fun of people's laughs," Green says.

"Because then everybody starts to get self-conscious and think, 'Oh, maybe I better not laugh loudly either.'"

Ya hear that?? Stop clownin' Kawhi ... and let that laugh live!!

Nicki Minaj Keeps $25k Promise to Geoffrey Owens ... He Donates to Charity

9/25/2018 9:25 AM PDT

Nicki Minaj has paid up her promised $25,000 to former 'Cosby Show' actor Geoffrey Owens, and he's taking the money ... and paying it forward.

Sources tell us Nicki's team recently reached out and sent a check to Owens. You'll remember, Nicki vowed on her 'Queen Radio' show to give him $25k in response to someone attempting to shame him with a pic of him working at Trader Joe's.

Owens made the decision to donate the money, in full, to a cause near and dear to his heart and acting career. 

Geoffrey tells us, "I would like to give this donation of 25k to the Actor’s Fund in memory of the late, great Earle Hyman -- who played Cosby’s father, ‘Russell’, on “The Cosby Show” -- who lived his last many years and died at the Actors’ Home, (funded and run by the Actor’s Fund). I am extremely grateful to Nicki Minaj for enabling struggling actors to continue pursuing their dreams."

Nicki seems to share Owens' appreciation, telling us, "I'm happy to be a part of a great cause. I wish Geoffrey much success and want him to know how loved he is. Rest in Peace to Earle Hyman."

TMZ broke the story ... Owens has gotten a wave of job offers since the photo surfaced, the most significant being a 10-episode gig on Tyler Perry's "The Haves and the Have Nots."

Kawhi Leonard Finally Laughs ... And It's Weird

9/24/2018 10:34 AM PDT
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If you're wondering why Kawhi Leonard is trending on Twitter today ... it's because his laugh is freaking some people out. 

The NBA star was officially introduced by the Toronto Raptors at media day on Monday -- when the usually serious dude broke out in laughter. 

First, people aren't used to seeing Kawhi laugh ... so there's that. 

Second, it was a little weird and now people are comparing him to a robot. 

The Kid Mero (from "Desus & Mero") explained it this way -- "BRUH FACE WAS GLITCHING LIKE *EXECUTE COMMAND: /LAUGH...ERROR*"

Kylie Jenner Cereal with Milk Saga ... Takes Udderly Adorable Turn

9/20/2018 12:11 PM PDT

Kylie Jenner's discovery -- that putting milk on cereal is pretty fantastic -- was so moooooving to a California dairy farmer, he decided to pay tribute ... by naming his baby cow after her.

David Jones -- whose family owns Jones Farms in Stevinson, CA -- literally had a cow after Kylie sent shock waves through Twitter Tuesday when she revealed she'd tried cereal with milk for the first time and it was "life changing" ... and that cow's now her namesake.

Kylie the calf was born Wednesday on the farm, and as you can see ... she's so freaking cute.

We broke the story ... Kylie the human may have lied about just trying milk with cereal for the first time this week, because we found an Instagram post of hers from 2013 in which it appears she had bran flakes with milk.

Then again, it might have been yogurt.

Either way ... she's milking it for all it's worth.

Kylie Jenner Almond Milk Co. Says ... You'll Never Go Dry Again!!!

9/20/2018 12:30 AM PDT

Kylie Jenner is about to go from milk-less to milk overload thanks in part to her very public decree over how to drench her cereal.

Jenner sparked the equivalent of a social media riot Tuesday when she tweeted, "last night I had cereal with milk for the first time. life changing." She also posted a series of videos talking about the whole ordeal and even suggested she might get adventurous in her future cereal endeavors, with almond milk.

While Jenner's statement may not have been totally true -- we did some HEAVY Instagram digging -- one almond milk company wants to make sure Kylie's flakes are never dry again.

An Almond Breeze rep tells us the company had actually been preparing to reach out to Kylie to supply her with a few samples of product ... but Tuesday's cereal video set that plan into high gear.

The rep tells us they're getting ready to ship out a mini gift package to Kylie ... and you can bet there will be plenty to float her cereal.

Webbie Shame on Me? Nah, Shame on My Kids!!! It's Open Door Policy Now

9/17/2018 1:43 PM PDT

Webbie has no regrets about publicly shaming his teenage sons on the Internet after catching them in bed with a girl -- and he says their punishment fits the crime.

The Louisiana MC was on "TMZ Live" Monday to explain what led up to his live streaming his harsh verbal spanking on his 2 sons, their guy friend and a girl. Webbie described the scene he walked in on around 4 AM -- all 4 teens in bed together.

Webbie says his kids' buddy tried booking it at one point and was ready to leave the girl behind. It appears he got all the kids back in the house though, and eventually got a hold of their parents.

He also tells us about the first wave of discipline he's rolled out for his boys -- and apparently, there's more to come. Like they said in 'Next Friday' ... no more locked doors!

No more doors at all, actually.

Weather Channel Stands By Reporter Accused of Exaggerating Hurricane Danger

9/16/2018 7:28 AM PDT

The Weather Channel is standing firm ... backing the reporter who seemed on the brink of getting blown away by Hurricane Florence as others behind him strolled along with no problem.

Reporter Mike Seidel is getting skewered on social media after doing a live shot where he seems on the verge of losing his footing, exclaiming, "This is about as nasty as it's been."  Meanwhile, 2 guys are walking behind him with zero problems.

The Weather Channel has an explanation ... "It's important to note that the 2 individuals in the background are walking on concrete, and Mike Seidel is trying to maintain his footing on wet grass, after reporting on-air until 1:00 AM ET this morning and is undoubtedly exhausted."

Watch the video closely and check out Mike's pants ... you do see pretty strong gusts. 

So far 14 people have died as a result of Florence. 

Meghan Markle Dog S*** Happens Even on Palace Grounds???

9/12/2018 12:23 PM PDT

12:50 PM PT -- A source at the Palace tells us the photo posted by the reporter is not Meghan and it's not her dog either. The mess is someone else's s**t.

Meghan Markle might be a royal now, but her pup ain't nothin' but a hound dog who's still gotta handle his business ... even if it's on Kensington Palace grounds.

Entertainment reporter Lisa Petrillo tweeted a photo of Meghan Wednesday in what she describes as "outside the entrance to (her and Harry's) private residence" within Kensington Palace. You can see Meghan letting her dog poop right there out in the open.

It sounds like Petrillo approached Meghan and engaged her, 'cause she notes in her tweet that she "couldn't have been sweeter." Meghan also apparently picked up her dog's mess, with Petrillo using the hashtag #princessespickuppooptoo.

As funny as the pic is, there are two questions at play -- first, was Meghan's dog actually s****ing on the Palace grounds? The short answer is yes. We know there are public and private parts of Kensington Palace, and if Meghan was just outside her private entrance, it would appear she was on the public end of it. Still counts as royal territory.

Perhaps more importantly, whose dog is this exactly?

We know she's already got a beagle named Guy, but he looks vastly different than this pooch. There are also reports that Meghan and Harry recently got a new dog together, but it's apparently a Labrador Retriever. That breed ain't what we're seeing here. Hmmm ...

Kendall Jenner Great Day for a Run ... Nude Beach Pics Going Viral!!!

9/11/2018 7:19 PM PDT
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9:49 PM PT -- Sources connected to the shoot tell us the images of Kendall were stolen from James and released without permission. 

Kendall Jenner's completely in the buff, sprinting on the beach in a newly released portrait ... and the Internet is already having a field day.

Kendall's no stranger to nudity, but this photo -- along with several more reportedly from a series from photographer Russell James for his upcoming book "Angels" -- is Kendall like you've never seen her before ... and folks on social media seem to be in shock.

James' "Angels" collection was celebrated last week in NYC at a bash co-hosted by Cindy Crawford and Candice Swanepoel.

The book's expected to feature a whole lot more of completely naked Kendall -- including her climbing a tree, lounging in a pool and riding a horse bareback -- but when it comes to generating buzz ... the beach pic is the frontrunner.

Geoffrey Owens Will Guest Star on 'NCIS: New Orleans' ... TJ's Pic Scores Again!!!

9/11/2018 4:06 PM PDT
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Getting job shamed is turning out to be very good for Geoffrey Owens' career ... he just booked another TV role in wake of his viral Trader Joe's photo.

Sources close to "NCIS: New Orleans" tell TMZ ... Geoffrey arrived on set Tuesday in the Big Easy to shoot scenes for an upcoming guest starring role on the hit CBS show. It's unclear how long he'll be working on the series, but we're told he's there until Thursday.

Our sources say producers of 'NCIS: NO' reached out to Owens after the TJ's pic went viral and offered him the gig. He'll reportedly play Commander Adams, an old and valued friend of lead character Dwayne Pride ... played by Scott Bakula.

The episode is slated to air in late October.

As we reported ... this isn't the first benefit that's come for the former 'Cosby Show' star after being job shamed for working at Trader Joe's. Tyler Perry offered him a 10-episode job on his show's upcoming season on OWN -- which Owens accepted -- and Nicki Minaj vowed to send him $25k.

There's no business like show business.

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