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Greg Louganis I Was Mocked as a Kid 'Called Me Loose Anus'

6/24/2018 12:20 AM PDT
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U.S. Olympic legend Greg Louganis -- the greatest diver of all time -- says even world-class athletes like him aren't immune from bullies ... telling TMZ Sports he was mocked as a kid for his last name. 

"Loose anus," Louganis says ... "That's what they used to call me."

Greg says he didn't really let the name-calling bother him because he was a kid at the time and chalked it up to kids being kids. 

Of course, Greg went on to become a world-famous 4-time gold medal winner, who many believe is the greatest EVER in his sport. 

"I mean kids do that," Greg said ... "I can't remember some of the other names from kids in my class. I think loose anus was probably the worst one."

President Trump Compares Pic of Murder Victim to Tom Selleck ... 'Except Better Looking'

6/22/2018 12:52 PM PDT

President Trump just tried to make light of an insanely tough situation in one of the most awkward exchanges we've seen ... and it revolves around Tom Selleck

Trump was in Washington Friday, where he spoke to a group about the importance of keeping the country's borders secure. With him onstage were family members of people who have allegedly been killed by illegal immigrants.

Trump invited one woman to speak, who presented a photo of her son to the crowd. 45 grabbed the pic and awkwardly compared the son (who has a mustache) to Tom Selleck, "except better looking."

It also appears Trump signed the photo. 

Cringeworthy.

Neymar Cusses Out Costa Rica Players ... 'Puta!'

6/22/2018 7:13 AM PDT
Breaking News

Brazilian soccer superstar Neymar got so pissed off the pitch Friday, he cussed out some of his opponents -- insulting their mothers -- and it was broadcast for the world to see. 

Neymar and Brazil were taking on Costa Rica in a World Cup Group E game in Russia -- it was very chippy and Neymar was getting VERY frustrated. 

So, when a Costa Rica guy appeared to flop -- again -- Neymar let him have it ... calling the dude a "puta" and muttering something about the guy's "madre."

Translation -- the insult is akin to someone calling your mother a whore or a bitch ... you get it. 

Soccer players talking trash is nothing new -- but Neymar is one of the biggest, most famous players on the planet ... it would be like watching LeBron cuss out an opponent during the NBA Finals. 

As for the game, Brazil ultimately won 2-0 ... so, Neymar got the last laugh. 

Moby On Melania's Tone-Deaf Coat ... Detached From Human Suffering

6/22/2018 6:41 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Moby would like to give Melania Trump the benefit of the doubt after she wore a tone-deaf coat on her way to visit immigrant children held at detention centers ... but the legendary producer just can't bring himself to do that based on this White House's indifference to decency.

We got Moby at LAX on Thursday and asked him if he'd seen what Melania wore as she boarded a plane and headed for McAllen, Texas. The coat had bold lettering on the back that read, "I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?"

Check it out ... Moby says when he left NYC he heard about FLOTUS making the surprise visit to help try reunite separated kids with their families. But his mood completely changed after he landed in L.A.

Paris Hilton Keep Your Promise, Trump!!! Kids Need Their Families

6/21/2018 8:12 AM PDT

Paris Hilton voted for President Trump, but she is calling him out for separating children from their families at the border -- and she's demanding her longtime family friend to do better.

Paris was leaving Delilah Wednesday night in WeHo when she went off on Trump, telling us ... "This is inhumane. NO child should be treated this way. I'm disgusted."

Her family and the Trumps have been tight all her life, and P proudly voted for him in 2016 -- but watch the clip ... sounds like she's ready to turn her back on him now.

Paris, who was leaving an event for her new boohoo collection, not only blasted Trump for his immigration policy ... she called for everyone to vote.

Meek Mill Judge & Lawyers Bicker Over Snicker

6/20/2018 1:00 PM PDT
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Meek Mill's lawyers got into a contentious exchange with Judge Genece Brinkley after they claimed she straight-up LOL'd in open court.

As we reported ... Meek marched into court Monday for a hearing to decide if he'll get a new trial. But his team left bewildered at Brinkley's demeanor ... describing it as "an asylum." TMZ's now obtained a transcript of the exchange and the conflict stems mostly from Meek's side insisting Brinkley ridiculed a witness.

According to the docs ... Meek's lawyers, Joe TacopinaBrian McMonagle and Peter Goldberg believe Brinkley laughed while one of their key witnesses, Bradley Bridge, was on the stand. Bridge is a public defender who's worked on more than 1,000 cases similar to Meek's.

The exchange went down like this after McMonagle brought up the issue:

Judge: Do you believe I have been ridiculing you?

Bridge: There were a couple moments where I sensed that was true.

Judge: And that I was laughing at you? He used the word laughing.

McMonagle: You did laugh.

Judge: No, I wasn't laughing at him.

Goldberg: Your honor, I heard you laughing at him.

Judge: Excuse me?

McMonagle: All three lawyers heard you laugh.

Judge: Do you believe that I was laughing at you in the course of this serious case?

Bridge: I wouldn't call it a laugh. I would call it a smirk.

The hearing continued but, before it came to a close, Goldberg brought the issue up again ... for the record.

Judge: OK. I can appreciate that you're saying I laughed out loud, but I did not laugh out loud. I might have had a smile on my face, but I didn't laugh out loud.

Laugh, smile, smirk, snicker ... whatever it was, Judge Brinkley did not immediately rule on Meek's motion for a new trial. Soooo ... the last laugh is TBD.

Homeland Security Secretary Shamed Outta Mexican Joint 'Do You Hear Babies Crying?'

6/20/2018 6:42 AM PDT

Kirstjen Nielsen -- the Secretary of Homeland Security -- busted out a walk of shame after a group of protesters disrupted her dinner at -- of all places -- a Mexican restaurant.

The incident went down Tuesday night at the popular MXDC Cocina Mexicana Restaurant near the White House ... where Nielsen sat in the back surrounded by her security detail and waited for dinner.

That's when a group from the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America showered her with boos and grilled her about Trump's inhumane policy to separate children from their parents crossing the border.

The group asked her, "Aren't you a mother too? How do you sleep at night?" and "Do you hear babies crying?" The group also chanted "shame" and "end family separation" ... and 10 minutes into the ordeal, it proved too much for Nielsen to handle because she bounced.

Peter Fonda Rip Barron from Melania's Arms ... Get Trump's Attention!!!

6/20/2018 7:10 AM PDT
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1:26 PM PT -- Fonda just apologized for the tweet, saying, "I tweeted something highly inappropriate and vulgar about the president and his family in response to the devastating images I was seeing on television."

He continues, "Like many Americans, I am very impassioned and distraught over the situation with children separated from their families at the border, but I went way too far. It was wrong and I should not have done it. I immediately regretted it and sincerely apologize to the family for what I said and any hurt my words have caused.”

8:15 AM PT -- Donald Trump Jr. responded to Fonda, calling him a coward who should stop bullying 12-year-old Barron and "pick on someone a bit bigger. LMK."

Yes, 40-year-old DTJ is essentially challenging 78-year-old Fonda to a fight. Welcome to 2018.

Peter Fonda's so fired up about the children in detention camps he might have just crossed a dangerous line ... by suggesting Melania Trump should be separated from her child.

The Oscar winner said, "We should rip Barron Trump from his mother's arms and put him in a cage with pedophiles and see if mother will stand up against the giant a**hole she is married to."

He's clearly echoing the sentiment of millions of outraged Americans, but suggesting violence against the First Family will most likely land you on a list somewhere in D.C. 

Fonda's on one, for sure. He also referred to Trump adviser, and reported mastermind of the detention camps, Stephen Miller, as "Stephen Goebbels Miller" ... and insinuated young girls in the camps are being harmed.

Connecting Miller to Nazi leader Joseph Goebbels has pissed off some people ... since Miller is Jewish.

Fonda -- who's calling for 90 million Americans to protest in the streets this weekend -- is no longer the "Easy Rider." Not today.

Trump's Ex-Campaign Manager 'Womp, Womp' to Detention Camp Kids ... Ignites Intense TV Fight

6/19/2018 5:36 PM PDT
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Corey Lewandowski had a brash -- and incredibly callous -- response to a story about a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome being taken from her mother at the border ... and it set off a fiery live TV exchange. 

Trump's former campaign manager was a guest on Fox News Tuesday afternoon along with Zac Petkanas, a former senior DNC adviser. The 2 got into a heated argument after Lewandowski dropped a "Womp, womp" about the disabled immigrant child being separated from her mom and sent to a detention facility.

Petkanas was beyond incensed, screaming, "How dare you, sir?!" repeatedly ... while Lewandowski tried to shout him down.

The country's immigration policy has been the hot-button topic of the month, and clearly ... this isn't going to cool it off.

'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.”

Ann Coulter Detention Camp Claim ... Those Kids Are Actors in a 'Political Stunt'

6/19/2018 11:26 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ann Coulter's spewing a wild new theory about kids in detention camps ... claiming the kids are all part of a huge "political stunt" designed to destroy America.

Coulter was out in NYC Tuesday when we asked her if she's seen the latest pictures of kids being held in cages while their parents are criminally prosecuted under the Trump administration's strict new policies.

Coulter's adamant the kids are actors ... though she offers ZERO proof. In the past she's claimed a New Yorker article backs her "actors" theory, but we, and others, have dug for such an article -- to no avail. 

We reminded her Laura Bush and several other former First Ladies have called the camps inhumane while speaking out against Trump's policy. Well, Coulter even gave them a piece of her mind, too.

There's no denying, Coulter's fired up here -- but ya might wanna take it with a grain of salt.

Actually, grab the whole shaker. 

Matt Barnes Warns Tekashi69 You're Going to Get Killed

6/19/2018 11:33 AM PDT
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Matt Barnes says the death of rapper XXXTentacion should serve as a warning to Tekashi69 ... that he could be next unless he stops getting mixed up with real-life gang members. 

The ex-NBA star comes from a tough background and knows how bad things can get when you push a real-life gangbanger too far.

Barnes insinuates that XXX got in too deep with real killers and learned the hard way what happens when you mess with the wrong people.

Then comes the warning to Tekashi -- who Barnes says is "running in every hood, talking sh*t to everybody."

"Bro must have a death wish, man, cause these motherf**kers are not playing. They eat for a living. They eat motherf**kers like this for a living."

The main message from Barnes ... the young rappers need to learn that gangs and gun violence only leads to one ending -- death. 

"You gonna end up running into somebody REAL that's gonna turn your lights out man. All for what? All for popularity or for some likes?"

Ed Werder Accuses SI Writer of Sexism ... Against Men

6/18/2018 8:43 AM PDT
Breaking News

Ex-ESPN reporter Ed Werder is calling out a Sports Illustrated writer -- claiming her hiring practices are completely unfair ... because she's discriminating against MEN. 

Yes, you read that correctly. 

Here's the deal ... SI tweeted out an ad looking for an entry-level news writer -- which was retweeted by SI senior writer Charlotte Wilder, who added the following caption: 

"If you can stand sitting near me in the office this is a v cool opportunity. Especially if you're a woman trying to get into sports, you should message me — DMs are open."

Werder had a big problem with Wilder's post ... saying, "So men need not apply? Any others ineligible?"

Wilder responded, "Oh WOW you're right, Ed, sorry for attempting to make sports media more than 10% female, my bad."

Werder: "I just always associated SI with hiring the best regardless of race, sex and other factors."

The conversation went on. Someone later asked Ed why he was so upset. He responded:

"Because next week I’m going to be standing in front of a broadcasting class of young people and some will be males and I have to tell them they have the same chance at jobs like those one as all others."

Before you get upset ... one of Ed's former ESPN colleague, Mina Kimes -- a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine -- chimed in and basically spelled it out for him. 

"Encouraging women to apply for a position isn't the same thing as 'excluding' men. it's helping female applicants network, which can be a challenge given the massive gender imbalance in our industry (which I'm sure you know exists)."

And that ... was that. 

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