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Paris Hilton I'm Ready to Unveil the Truth Meghan's Getup was Awesome!!!

5/21/2018 6:52 AM PDT

Meghan Markle's haute couture Givenchy wedding dress wasn't the showstopper of the Royal Wedding, it was her 16-foot veil, according to Paris Hilton.

We got Paris at LAX over the weekend fresh off the plane from the Cannes Film Festival where she raised a ton of cash for charity and asked her what she thought of the Royal Wedding. Paris, who got engaged to fiance Chris Zylka over New Years, didn't have anything to say about the dress, but the veil was a different story.

Markle wore a tiara from Queen Elizabeth with the veil which was decorated with flowers from all 53 countries in the British Commonwealth along the trim. Markle also added the California Poppy, the State flower of California. The veil reportedly took hundreds of hours to make.

It'll be hard to top, even for Paris.

Offset's Crew Cops Know Who Assaulted Autograph Hound ... All Because of a Stolen Chain!!!

5/21/2018 3:44 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The 3 men who beat the crap out of an aggressive Cardi B autograph seeker have been ID'd by cops and TMZ's learned they're now persons of interest.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the guys are in Offset's crew, but when cops called neither the rapper nor his famous -- and very preggo -- fiancée were cooperating. Investigators had their luck quickly turn ... and it had everything to do with Offset's chain getting stolen from his hotel room.

We're told investigators in that case wanted a list of names of authorized people coming in and out of the Migos rapper's room. When they got that list, investigators handed it to cops handling the assault case. Those cops ran background checks on the suspects, checked surveillance and cross-checked the names on social media.

Sources tell us cops struck gold and found images that matched the same gear they were wearing in the assault captured on camera. We're told the 3 men are currently in Georgia. They're not officially suspects  ... at least not yet.

As we first reported ... the autograph seeker has sued Cardi B and Offset alleging their hired muscle is responsible for the attack.

We reached out to an NYPD spokesperson who had no comment.

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R. Kelly Alleged Sex Slave Victims Families in New Lifetime Documentary

5/21/2018 3:44 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Lifetime's diving deep into R. Kelly's alleged sex cult with a documentary series ... and TMZ's learned the network's getting tons of help from the families directly affected.

Tim Savage -- the father of alleged brainwashed sex slave Joycelyn Savage -- tells TMZ ... 3 families are directly involved with helping Lifetime produce the documentary. Along with the Savages, Tim tells us Michelle Gardner's playing ball, as is Angelo Clary.

And get this ... one of the scenes features Michelle in L.A. looking for her daughter, Dominique. Michelle tells us she recognized her daughter in a video we posted earlier this month interviewing Joycelyn. Dominique's the one wearing the baseball hat and black t-shirt.

We're told Michelle somehow found Dominique and brought her back home with her. As far as Angelo ... he's been trying to find his daughter, Azriel, for some time now. As we reported ... Angelo claims Azriel met Kelly when she was 17 and shortly after meeting Angelo says she moved in with him.

In addition to the doc, Lifetime also has a movie in the works. We've reached out to Lifetime ... so far no word back.

Tom Brady Hit NYC on Sunday with Wife, Kids ... Before Patriots OTAs

5/21/2018 6:02 AM PDT
Breaking News

So, what's Tom Brady doing that's so important that he decided to skip the Patriots first organized team activity (OTAs) on Monday?

Turns out, the 40-year-old QB was hanging out with his wife and kids in New York City on Sunday morning, enjoying some brunch -- that a good enough excuse for you? 

Tom, Gisele and 2 kids were spotted at a fancy restaurant in NYC without a care in the world ... enjoying some quality family time.

Of course, Monday morning is the beginning of the New England Patriots voluntary OTA program in Foxboro ... which Brady has regularly been a part of in the past. 

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says Brady is unlikely to attend OTAs -- but the question remains ... with reported strife in the organization, will Brady report for mandatory mini-camp in June?

For the record, Brady has 8 Super Bowl appearances in his 18 seasons in the league -- so, you really that worried?

'Let's Make A Deal' Friend-Zone Couple Wayne Brady, It's Your Fault We're Not Banging Yet Mexico Trip Is Still A Go

5/21/2018 3:44 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The dude who got epically friend-zoned on "Let's Make A Deal" is blaming it all on the game show's host, Wayne Brady.

We got Steve Heiss and his "gal pal," Jessie Rabideau, out in L.A. Friday where Jessie tried to play off her cringeworthy on-air diss on being starstruck by Brady. For anyone who missed it ... it was brutal. Steve said the two were dating and Jessie denied him HARD, shouting, "I'm single" repeatedly.

Steve says Brady didn't help his cause when he told one of our photogs later Steve should've locked down their relationship status beforehand.

They're still planning on taking the free trip to Mexico that they won on the show, and Jessie even said she'd be down to share a king-size bed with Steve, but just watching Jessie in this video ... girl is sending mixed signals.

Earth to Steve ... maybe it's time to move on.

Matt Barnes Not Welcome at Derek Fisher's Wedding ... Says Ex-Wife

5/21/2018 4:32 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Matt Barnes will "absolutely not" be in attendance when his ex-wife, Gloria Govan, marries Derek Fisher ... so says Gloria, who claims the ex-NBA stars are still NOT on great terms. 

Remember, Barnes congratulated Govan and Fisher after they got engaged back in April -- saying he's happy for the couple because his kids have grown to love him. 

But Govan says the relationship between the former Lakers teammates is still not great -- and Matt's presence would be "really awkward."

"[Matt] and Derek aren't cool," Govan said ... "They're cordial. I wouldn't say 'beef' but they don't talk every week."

It's about what you'd expect ... considering Matt and Derek famously fought back when Derek began dating Gloria a few years ago. 

Govan closed with some advice to Matt ... don't waste your time buying a wedding gift either, because "I will throw that gift away." 

A.I. Pioneer Mark Palatucci Elon Musk's Fears are Unfounded ... Robots are Chill

5/21/2018 3:44 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Elon Musk's fears of an artificial intelligence uprising are pretty ludicrous -- at least for the time being ... so says a man who specializes in the industry.

Anki co-founder Mark Palatucci -- who's also head of the A.I. company's Cloud A.I. and Data Science -- tells TMZ ... we are far, far away from robots posing any sort of threat to humanity, and to believe otherwise is to believe in sci-fi.

Mark points out ... robots are just computer programs -- made by humans -- so the idea of them spontaneously having minds of their own is simply fantasy. He tells us ... "A.I. is harder than rocket science -- that's why we've been to the moon but we don't have a robot that can take out the trash."

We do, however, have a robot that can run and jump ...

Regardless, Mark says he agrees with Musk about one thing -- A.I. needs to be regulated to ensure safety ... specifically when it comes to technology like self-driving cars.

He also makes it clear he's an Elon fan despite their differing A.I. opinions ... his car order proves it.

Mario Batali Under Criminal Investigation For Sexual Misconduct: Report

5/20/2018 6:44 PM PDT
Breaking News

Mario Batali is reportedly being investigated by the NYPD for sexual misconduct after a woman came forward on '60 Minutes' to claim he'd sexually assaulted her. 

Anderson Cooper spoke to a handful of women Sunday, one of whom anonymously said Batali had possibly drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2005 after waking up at the Spotted Pig with semen on her leg. The woman, who was an employee of his at the time, says she was getting romantic with Batali prior to blacking out the night before.

The woman says she went to the hospital to get a rape kit done, but never filed a police report.

Other women claimed Batali had inappropriately touched them under his employ, and that they'd once seen him sexually assault at least one other woman, who was either unconscious or semi-conscious, at the Spotted Pig. That woman refused to talk to '60 Minutes.'

Batali issued a strong denial to CBS, saying he vehemently denied sexually assaulting the woman who did speak. It's unclear if he was asked about about the alleged second sexual assault, or the alleged inappropriate touching. That said ... he did issue an apology for his behavior last year. 

'60 Minutes' says the NYPD confirmed there was an active criminal investigation into Batali's alleged misconduct. 

Guess Who This Royal Runt Turned Into!

5/21/2018 12:10 AM PDT

Before this precious prince was being celebrated around the world, he was just another blue-eyed baby growing up in the United Kingdom. Can you guess who he is?

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Taylor Swift 'September' Cover was 'Lethargic' ... Says EW&F Co-Writer

5/20/2018 4:26 PM PDT

Taylor Swift's cover of Earth, Wind & Fire's classic hit "September" was about as exciting as a drunk and sedated turtle napping ... so says one of the co-writers of the song.

Allee Willis, who co-wrote "September" with EW&F's Maurice White and Al McKay, shared her thoughts on Taylor's rendition Friday during a show in Detroit. 

Here's what she reportedly said, in part -- it's pretty brutal ... "I didn't really think she did a horrible job. Yes, I felt it was as lethargic as a drunk turtle dozing under a sunflower after ingesting a bottle of Valium, and I thought it had all the build of a one-story motel, but, I mean, the girl didn't kill anybody." OUCHHH!!!!!

The criticism went on ... "She didn't run over your foot. She just cut a very calm and somewhat boring take of one of the peppiest, happiest, most popular songs in history."

Taylor released her acoustic version of "September" last month on Spotify. She caught a lot of backlash for turning the funky song into a country snoozer. The band's very own lead singer, Philip Bailey, praised Taylor's take, but clearly Willis disagreed.

She finished her thoughts with this message to Taylor ... "I'm honored you'd choose to do my song and that it meant enough to you that you wanted to personalize it to the goddamn 28th night of September, that you wanted to cover it with banjo."

Do you remember // That time Taylor Swift pissed off someone who helped write "September?" Hell yes we do.

Katy Perry to Santa Barbara One Round, On Me! ... Crowd Runs to the Bar

5/20/2018 2:27 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Katy Perry treated her hometown to free booze at a concert this weekend -- but might've spoken too soon ... 'cause much of the crowd went runnin'.

Katy performed Saturday night at the Santa Barbara Bowl for what she dubbed 'Witness: Coming Home' -- a benefit show to help relief efforts for the wildfires and mudslides in the area earlier this year. All ticket sales were donated, including Katy's cut.

Toward the end of the performance, Katy offered to buy the entire audience "all drinks" on her dime, per eyewitnesses. True to form ... many in the SB crowd immediately hit the bar.

You can hear Katy try to call them back in to catch the rest of the show, but it was too late. Santa Barbara Bowl's general manager, Rick Boller, tells TMZ that her offer amounted to about one free drink per person to anyone who swung by. No word yet on the total tab.

BTW ... we're told Katy did the concert completely free of charge, too. She forewent her booking fee through promoter GoldenVoice. Atta girl. 

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Texas School Shooting Suspect Was Dancing at Church ... Days Before Massacre

5/20/2018 11:26 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The student arrested for gunning down 10 people at his high school appeared to be nothing more than a church-going dancer mere days before the shooting.

TMZ has obtained video of 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis participating in a choreographed dance for his Greek Orthodox church the weekend before he allegedly shot and killed 8 of his peers and 2 teachers.

Sources connected to the event tell us the dance was part of a larger Greek festival in a town about 30 minutes away from Santa Fe, TX where he went to school. The performance was rehearsed well before showtime -- Pagourtzis was involved from the start.

Another harrowing detail ... we're told those who knew or knew of Pagourtzis never saw any signs that would indicate he would go absolutely mad.

Pagourtzis has been charged with multiple counts of capital murder and aggravated assault on a public servant after allegedly opening fire Friday at Santa Fe High School -- killing 10 and injuring many others. Cops say he used a shotgun and a revolver as weapons.

He has not entered a plea. 

Chrissy Teigen Hey There, Miles! First Photo of Baby Boy

5/20/2018 11:11 AM PDT

Chrissy Teigen didn't hesitate to show the world her new bundle of joy -- she plastered the kid's cute mug just 3 days after popping him out. All we can say ... AWWW.

Chrissy posted a photo Sunday of her and hubby John Legend's baby boy, whom they named Miles Theodore Stephens -- solid name after a lot of interesting ones have been flying around lately. BTW, John's real surname is Stephens ... chill, everyone!

As we reported ... Chrissy announced she'd given birth Thursday by writing "Somebody’s herrrrrrre!" with a happy face and baby bottle emojis on social media. This is her and John's second child -- they have a 2-year-old daughter, Luna.

In case you're wondering how Chrissy's doing during her postpartum phase ... it sounds like she's faring better the second time around. TMI? Yes ... we thought so, too.

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