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Melania Trump Puts Prez in No Hand-holding Zone

5/22/2017 6:39 AM PDT
Breaking News

President Trump got slapped down moments after touching down in Israel ... from the First Lady.

Melania and the Prez were walking away from Air Force One Monday after landing in Tel Aviv ... when he reached for her hand, but Melania wasn't having it. 

Who knows why -- perhaps a turbulent flight from Saudi Arabia -- but she definitely was NOT down for any hand-holding.

Trump's "to do" list for this trip just got a little longer:
1. Peace in the Middle East
2. Flowers for Melania

Rudy Giuliani I Believe Trump Over Comey

5/22/2017 7:14 AM PDT

Rudy Giuliani has worked with both Donald Trump and James Comey ... and if push comes to shove over who's telling the truth, Rudy's squarely in Trump's corner.

The former NYC mayor arrived at LAX Sunday, and the photog grilled him hard ... grilled him about the alleged Comey memo, Lindsey Graham's statement the probe is now a criminal investigation, Trump's poll numbers ... the works.

Giuliani didn't flinch ... he's as solid a Trump supporter as they come.

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Michael B. Jordan 'Creed' Star Takes a Hit from Burglars

5/22/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Michael B. Jordan is in good company ... with some of the biggest names in Hollywood -- unfortunately what they all have in common is being burglary victims.

Law enforcement sources tell us someone broke into Michael's San Fernando Valley pad a few weeks ago, and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and jewelry. We're told the burglar got in after smashing a window.

We're told no one was home at the time and it appears to be a random hit. Sources tell us cops are waiting for Michael to give them a full list of the items taken.

The "Creed" star joins the ever growing list of celebs to fall victim -- Alanis Morissette, Emmy Rossum, Nikki Minaj and Jaime Pressly had their homes jacked in recent months ... and, Scott Disick was just hit early Sunday morning

We've reached out to Michael's camp, so far no word back.

Benzino I Cheated ... Throws Self on Sword, Althea Makes Him Squirm

5/22/2017 7:14 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Benzino is begging Althea Eaton for a second chance after she caught him cheating -- and she's open to it, but he will have to pay dearly ... in diamonds!

We got the ex-"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" stars outside Catch, where Benzino tried pleading his case to Althea asking for her forgiveness. It's sooo humiliating to watch, but sooo entertaining.

Althea eventually names her price, but not before Benzino has to choke down a full crow with a side of humble pie. On the other hand ... it looks like they arrived together, and MIGHT be leaving together. So, maybe Benzino's already working his way out of the doghouse?

Good luck, bro.

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Bill Cosby Trial Begins and Mum's the Word

5/22/2017 6:07 AM PDT

Bill Cosby will know in a matter of weeks if prison is in his future, because his sexual assault criminal trial begins today.

Jury selection begins Monday, where lawyers on both sides will strategize on how to find 12 jurors and 6 alternates who are sympathetic to their sides ... yes, neither side really wants an impartial jury.

Cosby faces up to 10 years behind bars if he's convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University women's basketball director Andrea Constand.

Scores of women have come out of the woodwork, claiming the comedian drugged and/or sexually assaulted them. Prosecutors wanted to call 13 women to testify, trying to prove an MO on Cosby's part. The judge ruled only 1 of the 13 could testify.

As for Cosby, he won't take the stand. He's said he fears he might say something off the cuff that could open a "can of something."

2017 Billboard Awards Behind the Scenes

5/22/2017 3:11 AM PDT

Lots of people saw the performances at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards but check out what went down when the TV cameras were turned off.

The Cyrus brood was all over the place, Drake was rubbing elbows with everyone from Celine Dion to Desiigner and Nicki Minaj's  attiou're is hard to look at and then look away.

Maybe not the most stirring show, but plenty of eye candy for sure.

Check out all the behind the scenes shots to see what you missed during all those super annoying commercial breaks.

Tupac & Biggie OG Outfits Resurrected For 'All Eyez on Me'

5/22/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The actors playing Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. in "All Eyez on Me" should look pretty damn authentic 'cause they're wearing actual outfits the legendary rappers wore in real life.  

Sources close to production tell us ... April Walker -- who designed for Pac and Biggie in the '90s -- brought back some of her original wardrobe designs for filming the biopic.

We're told April had to remake 2 costumes for the biopic using patterns she saved from back in the day. One of them is the yellow Walker Wear vest Tupac rocked in "Above the Rim" -- and the other is a tracksuit she custom made for Big.

Besides coming in handy for the movie ... we're told April also wants to use her old designs for a museum exhibit featuring the resurrected hip-hop wear.

Cher Lets Trump Off The Hook At Billboard Awards

5/21/2017 8:15 PM PDT

Cher took home the "Icon" award at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards -- and to the surprise of viewers and show execs -- she didn't mention President Trump.

TMZ broke the story, award show producers went into Sunday holding their breath for what the singer -- who's been extremely critical of Trump -- may say during her acceptance speech. Lucky for ABC ... Cher held back on any vulgarity or any Trump remarks at all. 

The 71-year-old took the stage to perform "Believe" and "If I Could Turn Back Time" before  accepting the award from Gwen Stefani. Her speech was short and simple ... thanking friends, family and those who helped her in the industry.

Chaz Bono was also there to see mom accept the award.

  

Shaq Shoots His Shot With Ellen Barkin ... I Love You, Marry Me!

5/22/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Shaq shot over 19,000 shots during his NBA career, but none so smooth as this ... 'cause the big fella just totally got his Steph Curry on with "Animal Kingdom" star Ellen Barkin, and it's pretty awesome.

O'Neal was out in NYC when he began to gush and swoon over Barkin to our camera guy -- completely unprompted we might add -- while talking about how much he loves her show, "Animal Kingdom."

We actually tried to get Shaq back on track and ask him TV questions, but the dude was too lovestruck to talk about anything but the 63-year-old Barkin.

Here's the thing ... Shaq seems serious, and actually said he's ready to marry Ellen (okay, so that's a joke) and has loved her since he first saw her in "Ocean's Eleven."

Bad form, Shaq ... she was actually in "Ocean's Thirteen" (not even married yet and you're already forgetting your anniversary). 

James Cameron Sued 'Titanic' is a Rip-off ... I'm the Real Jack Dawson!!

5/22/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

James Cameron stole the life story of a Florida man who worked in the yacht industry and used it for the lead character of "Titanic" ... according to his lawsuit.

Stephen Cummings claims he's the inspiration for Jack Dawson -- played by Leo DiCaprio. According to the docs, Cameron learned about Cummings through word of mouth about events that took place in Brevard County in 1988 and '89.

If this seems unlikely ... wait. The ex-"yacht master" also says the depiction of the Titanic sinking was NOT based on history, but instead on stories he told friends about 2 of his relatives who were aboard the real doomed ship. You probably guessed -- the wife survived, the husband did not.

Of course, 1,517 souls were lost that fateful 1912 night ... so we'd imagine there are more than a few such stories.

In any event, Cummings wants $300 million ... plus 1 percent of royalties.

Janet Jackson's Ex-Husband Crashes Head-On, Leaves the Scene

5/22/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Janet Jackson's ex-husband #1 slammed his car into an oncoming vehicle and managed to make matters worse when he bolted from the scene ... and TMZ has the footage.

The incident went down April 24 on an L.A. street and the victim's dash cam was rolling -- capturing James DeBarge driving a Mercedes station wagon, trying to cut across traffic when he collided with her Chevy Volt.

The woman hired attorney Michael Parker, who says she's hit a dead end trying to get James to pay for the $6k in damages. No one's been able to locate him.

Mike says they did a little digging and it appeared James had no insurance ... so she'll probably have to tap into her uninsured motorist.

We tried reaching out to James, but we had no luck either.

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Drake Crazy Billboard Performance In Middle of Bellagio Fountain

5/21/2017 7:45 PM PDT

Drake just brought his award show performance game to a new level ... taking the stage in the middle of Bellagio's famous fountains in a flurry of fire, fireworks and water cannons at The Billboard Music Awards.

Drizzy -- who is nominated for 22 awards at this year's show -- performed "Gyalchester" during Sunday's show. 

The rapper isn't the first to hit the fountain during the BBMAs ... back in 2001 Britney Spears performed "I'm A Slave 4 U" from the famous landmark.

By the way ... Drake's already taken home 10 awards with plenty of show left.

Scott Disick Home Burglarized

5/21/2017 2:49 PM PDT
Breaking News

5:00 PM PT -- Law enforcement tells TMZ it's apparent items were taken from Disick's home, but they're not sure what was stolen because they have not yet spoken with Disick. Our sources say it appears the house was at least partially ransacked. And now we know why cops raced to the scene ... there was a silent burglar alarm that was activated. As of now there are no leads.  

3:08 PM PT -- Neighbors around Scott's home tell TMZ they did not hear an alarm go off during the burglary. We're told there was police activity there up until at least 3 AM. One neighbor tells us there was more car activity than usual at the house Saturday morning, but it was quiet from at least 11 PM until cops showed up. 

Scott Disick is the latest celeb to get hit by burglars ... this time someone broke into his home in the wee hours of Sunday morning. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ burglars broke through a rear door of Scott's Hidden Hills home, and deputies responded around 1 AM.

Nobody was home at the time of the burglary. As we reported ... Scott was celebrating his 34th birthday in Vegas.

It doesn't seem coincidental that Scott was at a well-publicized gig in Vegas, hundreds of miles from his Hidden Hills home. Various people were posting pics and videos of Scott inside 1 Oak where he was celebrating his birthday. An hour later, his house was hit.

You'll recall, Scott's house was broken into last year - almost to the day - while he was in Cannes. 

It's unclear what was taken this time, or whether his burglar alarm was on. 

This is the latest in a string of celebrity burglaries. Among the victims -- A$AP Rocky, Emmy RossumKendall Jenner, Jaime PresslyTrevor Ariza and many, many more.

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