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Donald Trump Wants Transgender People Banned from Military

3/23/2018 7:06 PM PDT
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Donald Trump is making moves to ban transgender people from the military ... backing up a pledge he made last summer on Twitter.

The President issued an order Friday to ban transgender troops ... except for under limited circumstances. Trump filed the paperwork in Seattle, and it states ... "persons with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria – including individuals who the policies state may require substantial medical treatment, including medications and surgery – are disqualified from military service except under limited circumstances.”

The memo does allow for some leeway in implementing the policy.

As you may recall, Trump ordered the Dept. of Defense to prevent openly transgender people from serving in August 2017 ... about a month after his tweet -- which seemingly came out of nowhere -- declaring transgender people were no longer allowed to serve in the military.

Several federal courts blocked the President's initial order ... but it appears he's trying again.

'Chicago Fire' Actress DuShon Monique Brown Dead at 49

3/23/2018 4:15 PM PDT
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5:01 PM PT -- Chicago Fire producer Dick Wolf released a statement on Brown's death. He says, "The Chicago Fire family is devastated to lose one of its own. Our thought and prayers are with DuShon's family and we will all miss her."

5:25 PM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell us Brown was at home Friday morning when her family called paramedics because she was feeling ill. We're told she was taken to the hospital, where she died around noon. Her death is now being investigated by the medical examiner."Chicago Fire" actress DuShon Monique Brown has died after suffering an apparent heart attack.

Production sources tell us Brown admitted herself to a Chicago hospital a few days ago after suffering chest pains, we're told she went through tests but was released a short time later.

Things apparently took a turn for the worse Friday ... our sources say Brown died at home after some type of cardiac episode.

DuShon -- a Chicago native -- has been on "Chicago Fire" since the show started in 2012. She played Connie, the assistant to Chief Boden. She was also on "Prison Break" from 2005 to 2007.

DuShon has a background in social work and a Masters in Counseling and once worked as a counselor at a local high school.

Brown also starred in a made for TV movie titled "Public Housing Unit" about Chicago cops ... the project is set to premiere later this year. 

She leaves behind a daughter.


Justin Bieber Possible New GF Leaving His Crib

3/23/2018 3:52 PM PDT

Justin Bieber's new blonde companion has been hanging out with him at least twice a week ... including getting a little quality time at his place.

Baskin Champion was seen walking to her car Friday afternoon after leaving the Biebs' Beverly Hills home ... and Justin was in tow before hopping in his Lambo. We're told Baskin was at his place for 3 to 4 hours beforehand.

As we reported ... JB and Baskin were also out together Tuesday night on the Sunset Strip. We thought she was a mystery girl at first, but later discovered she's the sister of Abby Champion, who dates Patrick Schwarzenegger, aka Bieber's best bud.

It's unclear if Baskin is officially Justin's rebound girl after breaking things off with Selena, or if they're just friends ... but we're certain everyone will keep a lookout.

Jimmy Garoppolo Goes Disneyland Official ... With Girlfriend

3/23/2018 4:00 PM PDT

Now you know it's gotta be real ... 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo has been seen with his new girlfriend at the ONE place you only take a serious relationship -- DISNEYLAND. 

ICYMI --  Alexandra King posted a picture of the couple on social media back in February ... but since Jimmy has yet to put it on the 'Gram himself, people have been wondering what's going on.

Wonder no more, 'cause the couple was spotted at the Happiest Place on Earth riding rides, playing games and holding hands together ... ya know, real cute stuff.

We here at TMZ Sports would like to apologize to all the ladies (and some of you fellas) who will be heartbroken by these pictures, but in times like this you have to remember one thing.

The draft is right around the corner ... so start scouting the next batch of prospects.

Kylie Jenner I Got Better Things to Do ... Than Sue Blac Chyna

3/23/2018 3:31 PM PDT

Kylie Jenner has taken herself out of the lawsuit she joined with her brother, Rob Kardashian, against Blac Chyna, because the reality is she doesn't have a dog in that fight.

As TMZ reported, Rob sued Chyna for allegedly going on a rampage in December 2016, claiming he tried choking him with an iPhone charging cable and then repeatedly struck him when she was high on drugs and booze.

The suit also claimed Chyna trashed the house he was renting from Kylie, breaking a door and damaging walls. The suit claims more than $100k in damages.

Rob said in the lawsuit the tirade was a factor in E! canceling their reality show because the situation was too volatile.

For some reason the lawyer who had initially handled the case added Kylie, but turns out Rob had repaired the damage himself so she really had no financial stake in the case. Her new lawyer, Shawn Holley, just had her 86'd from the lawsuit.

As a result, the judge just denied Blac Chyna's request to order Kylie to sit for a deposition.

Kim Kardashian My Snaplight Lawuit's Dismissed ... IT'S FULLY LIT!!!!

3/23/2018 3:45 PM PDT

Kim Kardashian has one less legal headache to worry about after apparently striking a settlement with SnapLight over illuminated phone cases.

SnapLight and Kim's company -- Kimsaprincess, Inc. -- filed docs to have the lawsuit tossed out of court. As we reported, SnapLight had sued Team Kim for $100 mil, claiming she got in to bed with LuMee to sell the phone cases -- using tech Snalight created years earlier. 

According to the docs, the suit can't be refiled, and we're told Kim's side is thrilled with the outcome. However, that doesn't necessarily mean any money was exchanged. Worth noting ... Kim's dismissal comes on the heels of LuMee and SnapLight dismissing a separate, but related lawsuit. 

You may now resume taking your perfectly lit selfies.

Odell Beckham Jr. Sued For $15 Mil Over Alleged Brutal Assault

3/23/2018 2:45 PM PDT

3:22 PM PT -- Beckham Jr. vehemently denies the allegations, and issued the following statement through his attorney, Daniel Davillier:

"Ishmael Temple has expressly acknowledged in his own lawsuit that Odell Beckham, Jr. never once touched him; and yet, Mr. Beckham is being sued for an alleged altercation that definitively did not involve him at all." 

In the statement, Beckham's legal team also claims Mr. Temple arrived at the party drunk, belligerent and made threats to several attendees ... at which point he was repeatedly asked to leave. They claim he was repeatedly asked to leave, and got into a fight -- but NOT with Odell -- and was then escorted off the premises.

They point out, Temple himself says Odell wasn't involved in the physical altercation -- but they claim he demanded money from Odell. 

Davillier added, “This guy claims somebody assaulted him to near death, but there’s no police report, no hospital record, no evidence of an actual injury, and he asserts that Odell is responsible. This is clearly a frivolous lawsuit. We’ll see him in court.”

Odell Beckham Jr. is being sued by a guy who claims all he did was go to Beckham's house and he got the crap beaten out of him.

Ishmael Temple claims in a new lawsuit he's been friends with Beckham. Temple claims he was invited to Beckham's home in January. He says he was shaking hands with people inside the home and went for the hand of Beckham's hired muscle, Charles Puryear, when the bodyguard pulled out a gun and pointed it toward him, saying, "I bet you've never gotten shot before."

Temple says he then pulled Beckham aside to tell him what happened and says Beckham just laughed it off and told him to relax. He says 20 minutes later, when he was ready to leave, another guy punched him in the back of the head and Puryear joined in, stomping Temple.

Temple says he blacked out and woke up to kicks to his face and Beckham did not order security to stop.

He says the beating stemmed from an incident the week before, when he says Beckham's security verbally assaulted him when he sought to retrieve his phone from Beckham's house. He thinks security resents him because, "as a Hollywood social event organizer, [he] knew many of the female ladies present at Beckham's residence."

Temple says he was beaten to a pulp ... his 2 front teeth got chipped and his lip was busted. He says his earring got ripped out of his ear and his knee got messed up.

Temple says he's spent $18k just to fix his teeth.

And there's more ... Temple, an event organizer, says he's been blacklisted as a result of the fight.

He's suing for $15 million.

Rob Gronkowski Arrest Made In Home Burglary

3/23/2018 2:50 PM PDT

Rest easy Gronk, the scumbag who allegedly broke into your Massachusetts house is behind bars.

Gronkowski's house was burglarized on February 5 ... while RG was in Minnesota for the Super Bowl. Gronk's bedroom was locked, so the burglars never entered his room ... however, stuff was taken from the house.

After a 6-week investigation, Foxborough PD announced they arrested a man named Anthony Almeida -- 31 years old.

Almeida was charged with breaking and entering, 2 counts of receiving stolen property, and malicious destruction of property.

Police say they recovered an Apple Watch, a Rolex, and 2 rare coins. They are still looking for multiple firearms that were taken.

But that's not all ... cops are on the hunt for 2 other men they believe also participated in the robbery.

FYI -- Gronk PERSONALLY made the 911 call ... saying "This isn't an emergency ... this is just uh, Rob Gronkowski calling. And while I was gone, my whole house got robbed while on the Super Bowl trip and I just got back."

Meek Mill Even Governor Says ... Let Him Out on Bail!!!

3/23/2018 2:50 PM PDT
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Meek Mill now has the Governor of Pennsylvania in his corner, adding a pretty powerful voice to the big push to get him out of prison ASAP -- but Meek's team is frustrated with the lack of progress.

Governor Tom Wolf says he's in full support of the Philly D.A.'s stance that Meek should be released on bail while a decision is made on several motions ... including whether Judge Genece Brinkley should be removed from the case, and whether Meek's 2-4 year prison sentence should be overturned.

TMZ broke the story ... Meek's team filed docs demanding his release, citing the police corruption scandal involving his arresting officer. Prosecutors also filed docs saying they would NOT stand in the way of his release on bail.

Meek's attorney, Joe Tacopina, tells TMZ ... they're grateful for Gov. Wolf's support, and can't understand why Judge Brinkley has yet to rule on their motions.

Tacopina adds, "Never in my career have I ever seen a Governor and District Attorney publicly state that a defendant should be granted bail, yet Meek still remains wrongfully imprisoned.”

Jonah Hill's Brother Nitrous Canisters All Over His Room At Time of His Death

3/23/2018 2:19 PM PDT

Music manager Jordan Feldstein -- Jonah Hill's older brother -- had Whip-It! canisters all over the room where he was found dead ... according to the Coroner's Office.

In the docs, the Coroner says Jordan had multiple canisters of nitrous strewn about his bedroom when first responders arrived. The report includes toxicology results, which show he had only trace amounts of a cocaine metabolite in his urine. Also, he tested negative for any alcohol in his system.

As we reported ... Jordan had called 911 in December, and when EMTs arrived he was found unresponsive on his bed. The Coroner's report says someone on the scene told officers Jordan had been abusing nitrous oxide for about a month. 

Jordan managed Maroon 5, Miguel and Robin Thicke. He was 40.

DMX Y'all Gon' Make Me Serve Some Time ...

3/23/2018 1:49 PM PDT

DMX is gonna have the book thrown at him in his tax evasion case, if federal prosecutors get their way ... TMZ has learned.

According to docs, the U.S. District Attorney's Office is recommending the rapper get the max -- 5 years in prison -- when he's sentenced next week. Prosecutors are urging the judge to "send the message" to X that "star power doesn't entitle someone to a free pass."

TMZ broke the story ... DMX struck a plea in November. He entered a guilty plea to one count of tax evasion, and avoided seriously hard time -- up to 40 years.

X was feeling good about the case after the deal, but since then he's been sent back to jail for failing a drug test -- and now prosecutors want to make sure he learns a lesson.

In docs, prosecutors say he's been "on a one-man crime spree for the past 30 years."

He does have a lot of mug shots. Sentencing goes down next Wednesday. 

Russell Simmons Sued For Threatening Woman's Son, Raping Her ... He Issues Strong Denial

3/23/2018 12:57 PM PDT
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1:38 PM PT -- Russell tells TMZ, "I vehemently deny all the allegations made against me. They have shocked me to my core as I have never been abusive or violent in any way in my relations with women. I have submitted myself to multiple lie detector tests."

Simmons continues, "I denied forced sex and sexual harassment allegations brought against me in each test; I also answered no to the question, 'Have you ever physically forced any woman to have sexual intercourse?' I passed all of the lie detector tests."

A woman who claims she attended a concert with Russell Simmons claims the media mogul raped her, and she's suing.

The woman has filed as a Jane Doe and, in her suit, says she was chaperoning her son -- who was in elementary school -- at a hip-hop concert ... when Simmons approached and invited them backstage to meet the headliner. She says they accepted the offer, and afterward ... Simmons invited her to a party at the Clarion Hotel in the Los Angeles area.

She says she dropped off her kid, then hung with Simmons at a hotel bar and a nightclub. According to the suit, obtained by TMZ, he eventually told her he needed to go to his hotel room to "get something." She says when they got there, he closed the door and said, "I'm going to f**k you."

When she said no, she claims Simmons fired back, "I am going to f**k you or I'm going to f**k your son. You decide." In the suit, she says, Simmons then threw her on the bed and raped her.

She's says at least one person in the hotel saw her leave Simmons' room in tears. She's suing for at least $10 million. Daily Mail first reported the lawsuit.

As we've reported, more than a dozen women have accused Simmons of varying forms of sexual misconduct. Jennifer Jarosik filed a $5 million suit against him in January ... also for rape.

We've reached out to Russell's camp regarding the Jane Doe case, but no word back yet.

Jim Carrey Shades Prez Trump With 'Fifty Shades of Decay'

3/23/2018 1:22 PM PDT

Jim Carrey's brush knows no executive bounds ... he sketched President Trump as a sexual deviant who's halfway to baldness.

The comedian posted yet another piece of his artwork on Twitter, and this time he goes after 45 in a piece Carrey dubbed "Fifty Shades of Decay." Carrey sketches Trump on top of a blonde woman, who is pulling what's left of his hair. And for good measure ... the presidential seal covers Trump's ass.

Carrey's clearly poking the Prez where it hurts ... and right now all the rage seems to surround the alleged affairs he had with Karen McDougal and Stormy Daniels, who is a blonde and got $130k in hush money.

It's not the first time Carrey's taken a stab at the Trump administration. He made Sarah Huckabee Sanders look pretty monstrous. Is Trump Jr. next?

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