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Melania Trump Speech Sound Familiar? Michelle Obama Said it 8 Years Ago

7/19/2016 2:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A chunk of Melania Trump's speech at the RNC was apparently lifted -- almost word for word -- from a Michelle Obama DNC speech.

It's either the political equivalent of copying someone's homework or a remarkable coincidence ... but check out this transcript of First Lady Obama's 2008 speech. Read along as you listen to Mrs. Trump's words in Cleveland. 

"And Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values: That you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say you're going to do; that you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don't know them, and even if you don't agree with them.

And Barack and I set out to build lives guided by these values, and pass them on to the next generation. Because we want our children -- and all children in this nation -- to know that the only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them."

Before her speech, Melania told a reporter she'd written the speech herself ... with a little bit of help.

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Khloe vs. Chloe Butthole Feud Over Kanye/Taylor War

7/18/2016 6:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Khloe Kardashian not only crossed the line, she's dead wrong about who she thinks she's shaming in the Taylor/Kanye feud.

Chloe Mortez jumped to Taylor Swift's defense Sunday night after Kim posted a video of Kanye on the phone with Taylor, giving her the heads up that his song "Famous" would reference her.

Check out the back and forth ... Chloe tells people to "gets their heads out of a hole" and look at what's important in the world. Khloe fired back with a pic of what she believed was Chloe's butthole, asking if this was the hole to which she was referring.

0718-khloe-kardashian-khloe-moretz-twitter-02Here's the problem. According to Chloe ... the pic shows neither Chloe nor her butthole ... it's some random chick Khloe has chosen to shame. Check it out. Chloe is wearing a blue bikini bottom ... the woman in the pic has a red one.

Kanye West Busts Taylor Swift with Secret Recording She Calls 'Famous' a 'Compliment' (Updated Video)

7/17/2016 8:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kim Kardashian just unloaded on Taylor Swift, posting audio of a conversation Kanye West secretly recorded in which he reads some of the lyrics of "Famous" to Taylor -- in particular having sex with her -- and she calls it a "compliment."

As you know Taylor went ballistic after Kanye said he got her approval to record the lyrics in the song. She says she never gave permission and called it "misogynistic."

But the tape says otherwise. Our sources say Taylor has threatened Kanye over releasing the tape, claiming it's illegal. But the Kardashians decided to put it out there.

One thing in Taylor's favor. We've learned at no point in the conversation did Kanye say to Taylor he would refer to her as "bitch." As you know, in the song, he says, "I made that bitch famous."  

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9:30 PM PT -- Taylor is pissed. She says Kim and Kanye are committing "character assassination," because they're making it seem like she lied when -- as we reported -- the truth is Kanye NEVER mentioned the "that bitch" line. 

Taylor posted a scathing message ... "You don't get to control someone's emotional response to being called "that bitch" in front of the entire world."

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CM Punk Blasted By UFC Fighter ... You're a Joke!!!

7/18/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

CM Punk doesn't deserve to be in the UFC -- and will likely get his ass beat in his UFC debut because he's not a real fighter ... so says UFC fighter Lorenz Larkin

Larkin has been a pro fighter since 2009 -- and essentially lays out why allowing the former WWE superstar in the Octagon is an INSULT to the sport. 

You gotta watch this clip ... Larkin throws the SHADE OF THE YEAR -- and says he'd be worried for Punk's life if the UFC ever allowed the two to square off. 

"The UFC doesn't have enough insurance for what I'd do to him."

FYI, Punk makes his debut at UFC 203 in September -- we'll see if Larkin's right.

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Dani Mathers Dear Playmates ... Please Forgive Me!

7/15/2016 11:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0715_dani-mathers_facebookDani Mathers is in full-on damage control mode ... firing off an apology to her fellow Playboy Playmates.

The 2015 Playmate of the Year sent the bunnies an apology for her "thoughtless and mean-spirited" Snapchat post that cost her a radio gig and her LA Fitness gym membership. 

In the email, obtained by TMZ, Dani calls posting a photo of an unwitting woman in a gym sauna a mistake ... apologizing for "the negativity and hate that this has brought forward." She also says there's no excuse for her behavior and she's laying low.

She never explains WHY she's doing a mea culpa to the Playmates, but it's a good bet she's afraid Playboy might yank her title ... so she's throwing herself on the sword.

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Trace Adkins Drunk on a Stage

7/15/2016 10:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Trace Adkins was 3 sheets during a charity performance which went south, but he's making good by making a big fat donation to a children's hospital.

The country star was performing in Seaside Heights, New Jersey Wednesday for a fundraiser benefiting St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Trace slurred his way through 3 songs -- obviously drunk -- and it got so bad some people in the audience beelined it for the exit.

The singer's had his problems with the bottle ... back in 2014 he got in a fight with a Trace look-alike on a cruise ship. He went to rehab shortly after the ship docked.

As for Wednesday night ... St. Jude's got a windfall. Trace donated his performance fee to the hospital.

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Brandon T. Jackson Mathers' Gym Pic Not Shocking ... You Have NO Privacy!

7/15/2016 6:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Don't just blame Dani Mathers for the gym sauna pic she posted of a stranger -- without the woman's knowledge -- blame the woman too ... according to actor Brandon T. Jackson.

The "Tropic Thunder" star had a much different perspective on the case everyone's talking about -- former Playmate Mathers body shaming the woman on social media after posting the image she secretly shot.

Brandon, who is a funny guy, was NOT joking when we got him in Bev Hills. If it sounds harsh to blame the victim, check out Brandon's take -- he might have a point.

Sadly.

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Playboy Playmate Dani Mathers Creepy Pic Triggers Police Report, Gym Outrage

7/14/2016 1:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

071416-dani-mathers-lafitness-03Dani Mathers is in a heap of trouble, because we've learned the cops are now involved over the photo she took of a naked woman in a gym shower.

We've learned LA Fitness has contacted the LAPD, after confirming Dani is indeed a member of the gym and the person who took the pic.

Dani posted the pic with the caption, "If I can't unsee this then you can't either."

A spokesperson for LA Fitness tells TMZ, "Her behavior is appalling and puts every member's privacy at risk. We have handled this internally and also notified the police."

The gym goes on to say cell phone usage and photography are prohibited in locker rooms, adding, "This is not only our rule it is just common decency."

Dani has apologized, but claims posting the pic wide was accidental.

Selena Gomez My Dilemma ... Backing It Up!

7/14/2016 8:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Selena Gomez has a lead foot -- at least in reverse -- and a poor innocent fence paid the price.

All eyes were on Selena as she left a salon's parking lot Wednesday in WeHo. Check out the vid ... a friend tried to coordinate the pullout, but successfully failed.

Playmate Dani Mathers Body Shames Naked Woman ... Gets Blasted by Internet

7/14/2016 7:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0714-dani-mathers-snapchat-01Former Playmate of the Year Dani Mathers did a despicable thing -- posting a pic of a naked woman in the gym shower without her permission, and then got shamed herself ... into making a totally empty apology.

Mathers thought it'd be funny to mock the unwitting woman's body -- she captioned the pic, "If I can't unsee this then you can't either."

She got the appropriate backlash as the Internet immediately ripped the 33-23-31 sized model for ... 1. exposing the woman's privacy -- and 2. having the balls to criticize the woman's body.

Playboy's 2015 PMOY then made a video mea culpa, claiming it was an "accident" -- which makes next to no sense.

Jennifer Tilly Death Threat Target ... Suspect Talks Orlando Shooting

7/14/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0713_jennifer-tilly_tmzActress and poker champ Jennifer Tilly is getting death threats from some creep who has the Orlando nightclub massacre on the brain.

Law enforcement in L.A. tells us they got a call from Tilly last month when the suspect tweeted a photoshopped pic of her head next to a bloody knife ... with the message, "funny memes about the massacre in Orlando," and "kill the @Jtillathekilla2" -- which is Tilly's username. 

According to legal docs obtained by TMZ, the suspect posted several other images of decapitated people on his or her page with a caption about beheading women, written in Portuguese. 

The "Family Guy" and "Monsters, Inc." star told cops the posts made her scared for her family's safety as well. 

Our law enforcement sources say they've determined the suspect is located out of country and poses no immediate threat, but cops will be keeping an eye on the situation. 

Browns RB Isaiah Crowell Pledges Money to Police Org. After Cop Killing Post

7/13/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell is donating this season's first NFL game check to a Dallas police organization after facing intense backlash over an Instagram post ... TMZ Sports has learned.

The post was an illustration of a police officer having his throat slashed by a masked man. Crowell immediately deleted it, but not before it spread across social media.

Crowell apologized, but as we first told you ... police organizations felt the apology was empty, and one threatened to organize a police boycott of Browns home games this season.

Now, Crowell's putting his money where his mouth is, vowing to donate an entire game check to the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation, which supports families of officers killed in the line of duty.

FYI -- Isaiah will reportedly make $600k this season, and a game check is typically 1/16th of a player's salary ... so the donation should be about $37,500.

Check out the video ... it's clear Isaiah realizes he made a big mistake.

Cleveland Browns Police Threaten to Pull Protection Over Player's Dead Cop Post

7/12/2016 2:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0712-isaiah-crowell-cleveland-police-GETTY-01Cleveland Browns player Isaiah Crowell's apology for a tasteless social media attack on cops is falling on deaf ears -- and in fact, police tell TMZ Sports ... they'll pull out of the Browns' stadium in protest.

Crowell got blasted for posting an illustration last week of a cop getting his throat slashed by a masked person. He posted it on Wednesday -- after Alton Sterling and Philando Castile's deaths, but the day before 5 Dallas officers were shot and killed.

The running back deleted the post and the Browns demanded he publicly apologize, which he did.

But Stephen Loomis, President of Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association, thinks the "store-bought apology" isn't enough. "He needs to go to Dallas, help the families who lost their loved ones last week, write them a check, look them in the eyes and give a heartfelt apology."

Loomis says Crowell's post was as "offensive as putting a picture of historical African-American men being hung from a tree in the 60s." He adds that if Crowell doesn't go to Dallas and make a donation, "I will pull Cleveland officers, sheriffs, state troopers out of First Energy Stadium this season if he doesn't make it right."

As for Crowell admitting he was wrong and acted out of rage -- Loomis says, "You're a grown ass man, and you claim you were too emotional to know it was wrong? Think we'll accept your apology? Kiss my ass." 

Crowell did meet with Cleveland's police chief, but Loomis isn't satisfied. He's demanding the Browns and/or the NFL drop the hammer.

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