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Barcelona Terrorist Suspect Ranted Recently Against Israel On Facebook

8/17/2017 11:04 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

A man allegedly connected to the van attack in Barcelona which killed as many as 13, was recently railing over the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

Driss Oukabir, who has been arrested in connection with the attack, shared a post on July 21 showing graphic photos and video of a child appearing to be manhandled by an Israeli soldier.

The translated caption reads, "Alas! what has happened to our Arabism. Even the children haven't been rescued from the Israeli occupation. Post this video to be watched by the whole people in the world."

The message was posted just days after 2 Israeli officers were killed in a shooting in Jerusalem's Old City.

Oukabir's Facebook profile has just been removed.

Bucs, Rays & Lightning: We'll Pay to Take Down Confederate Statue ... In Tampa Bay

8/17/2017 11:43 AM PDT
Breaking News

Three major Tampa sports teams are pitching in to remove a Confederate monument from the city's courthouse in the wake of the backlash against similar statues in Virginia. 

The statue in the middle of the controversy is the infamous Memoria en Aeterna -- a 106-year-old monument honoring the Confederate soldiers who fought in the Civil War. 

Officials recently voted to remove the statue -- but only if removal costs were raised from private donors. The cost was estimated at roughly $150,000

Enter the NFL's Tampa Bay Bucs, the MLB's Rays and the NHL's Lightning ... which just stepped up. 

"Recognizing that this monument does not reflect the values of our community, in collaboration with the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, our organizations have dedicated funds to assist in moving the statue from the public space in front of the courthouse."

"Now more than ever before, we must stand united and committed to diversity and inclusion as we all attempt to heal from the tragedy in Charlottesville."

No word on when the statue will come down.

Barcelona Terrorist Attack At Least 13 Dead, 80 Injured

8/17/2017 11:04 AM PDT
Breaking News

5:30 PM PT -- Spanish police are reporting they've killed 4 terror suspects in Cambrils, a town southwest of Barcelona, in yet another attack.

12:57 PM PT -- THERE HAS BEEN A SECOND TERRORIST ATTACK IN BARCELONA. ANOTHER VEHICLE RAN THROUGH A SECURITY CHECKPOINT, STRIKING 2 POLICE OFFICERS. ISIS HAS NOW CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR BOTH ATTACKS.

11:02 AM PT -- President Trump just condemned the terror attack in Barcelona and added the U.S."will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!"

10:53 AM PT -- Police ID'd Driss Oukabir as one of the suspects involved in the attack.

At least 13 people are dead and 80 injured after a van plowed through a crowd in Barcelona... and officials are calling it a terrorist attack.

The horrifying incident went down Thursday afternoon near the popular tourist area of Las Ramblas. Police are calling it a "massive trampling" after the van mounted the sidewalk. Video taken at the scene shows bodies littered across the pavement. There's also at least one armed man reportedly holed up in a nearby restaurant.

The harrowing event comes on the heels of last week's Charlottesville attack ... where a white nationalist plowed through a crowd in a Dodge Challenger, killing 1.

Story developing ... 

Ex-WWE Superstar Eva Marie Busts Out of All Red Bikini

8/17/2017 10:22 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

She may not be in the WWE anymore, but Eva Marie is still "All Red Everything" ... including her tiny string bikini. 

Marie just parted ways with the WWE and is trying to cross over into acting. But in between auditions, Eva hit up Laguna Beach and set the place on fire. 

The 32-year-old is a fitness freak -- so is her husband, Jonathan Coyle -- hence the crazy, fit physique. 

Eva was with the WWE for 4 years -- after breaking onto the wrestling scene by slapping Jerry "The King" Lawler in the face during her first appearance on "Raw."

Best moment of his life. 

Joanna Krupa Officially Single After Drama-Free Divorce

8/17/2017 10:31 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Joanna Krupa's having herself a big month -- first she settled an ongoing lawsuit ... and now she's back on the market.

Joanna's marriage to Romain Zago is officially over ... and it's hard to imagine a divorce going more smoothly. Neither side sought spousal support, and we're told they split things up evenly -- she keeps the L.A. pad and he gets the house in Miami. Romain also gets visitation rights ... for their dogs.

Joanna tells TMZ ... the 2 are grateful for their time together and "wish each other nothing but continued happiness and success." She also says she's taking time for herself and focusing on her projects, and hopes their amicable divorce can inspire others.

This comes on the heels of Krupa and Brandi Glanville reaching a settlement in the infamous smelly vagina lawsuit ... which Joanna also hopes can serve as inspiration.

Young Thug It's My Bday Party ... And I'll Give My Mom $50k If I Want To!!!

8/17/2017 9:16 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Young Thug for Son of the Year award? He's got a helluva chance after handing his mom a $TACK to celebrate HIS birthday.

The rapper threw a huge party Wednesday night to ring in the big 2-6 at The Tago International Center in the ATL ... just across the street from 2 Chainz's 11th Street Studios.

Sure ... YT pulled all the stops to make sure the shindig was poppin ... with stars like T.I., Jacquees and Young Dolph. Young Thug's family also showed up ... including mama bear who was already shining bright -- that watch, tho -- before YT handed her a stack of 50 Gs to complete her look.

We see you, Young Thug.

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Ray J to 'Celebrity Big Brother' You Ain't Playing Ball so I'm Gonna Sue!!!

8/17/2017 9:15 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ray J's had it up to HERE trying to strike a settlement with "Celebrity Big Brother" for kicking him off the show ... so he's gonna sue to get the dough he says he's owed.

Sources close to Ray J tell TMZ ... his legal team and the production company have been negotiating for months but talks have hit a wall ... so RJ's manager, David Weintraub, has given his legal team the green light to file papers.

The issue -- Ray J says 'CBB' agreed to pay him $1 million and he says the show's gotta cough it up because 'CBB' unfairly kicked him out following a dental emergency.

TMZ broke the story ... Ray J was booted from the UK show back in January after complaining of an unbearable toothache that required a dentist to visit on set, 8 pain killers and an ambulance ride to the hospital after blacking out.

Ray J will ask that the show pay him the hundreds of thousands he says he's still owed, a public apology and an invitation to come back next season.

Kevin Durant on Trump: 'We Don't F*ck With Him'

8/17/2017 9:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kevin Durant is standing next to LeBron James in his opposition of President Donald Trump -- saying, "We don't f*ck with him."

KD made the statement during the "Kevin Durant Day" parade in Prince George's County, Maryland -- which is about a 30 minute drive from the White House. 

With LeBron, Ray Allen, Dwyane Wade, Steve Nash and others going after Trump -- we asked Durant how he felt about that. 

"Hell yeah, hell yeah. That's how it's supposed to be. We don't f*ck with him."

LeBron has the been the strongest opponent of Trump -- even referring to him this week as our "So called president.'

Larry King 'I Don't Know this Donald Trump'

8/17/2017 6:57 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Larry King is heartsick over Donald Trump, because the guy in the Oval is not the guy he's known for 35 years.

Passengers on the TMZ Celebrity Tour spotted the legendary talk show host Wednesday in Bev Hills, and he's very clear ... the Donald Trump he's known over the years was actually pretty liberal and politically androgynous.

King seems genuinely depressed that Trump drank his own Kool-Aid during the election, and became a guy who is unrecognizable to the people who have known him over the years.

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Donald Trump Shame on Us For Removing Confederate Statues

8/17/2017 6:28 AM PDT
Breaking News

Donald Trump is fighting like General Robert E. Lee to preserve the symbols of the Confederacy ... and he's resorting to shame.

Trump just tweeted, "Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments."

He goes on ... "You can't change history, but you can learn from it. Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson -- who's next, Washington, Jefferson? So foolish!"

Trump does not elaborate on the lessons we can learn from the statues.

And, he says, "Also, the beauty that is being taken out of our cities, towns and parks will be greatly missed and never able to be comparably replaced!"

A number of cities are removing Confederate monuments in the wake of the Charlottesville violence.

Red Sox Photographer Balls Beaned ... on Ceremonial 1st Pitch

8/17/2017 7:37 AM PDT
Breaking News

NUTS!

A Boston Red Sox photographer took a baseball square in the balls on the ceremonial first pitch Wednesday night ... and it looked BAD.

It was just another night at Fenway with the Sox taking on the Cards ... until the PA announcer told the kid throwing the first pitch to "fire it in there!"

Young Jordan must have took "it" to mean a random guy's balls ... and the unlucky photog wide right of home plate paid the price -- taking it right in his manhood before limping away. 

The dude who took the beanball seems alright, though ... using his own photo to joke about the nut-shot after the game:

Kim Zolciak Surprises Son with Puppy ... 3 Months After Dog Attack

8/17/2017 7:37 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

Kim Zolciak's adamant her son's not terrified of dogs 3 months after he was attacked by one ... and that's why she got him one for his birthday.

Sources close to the 'RHOA' star tell TMZ ... Kim and the family recently fostered 3 puppies from a pitt lab mix litter of 9 while they searched for their forever homes. The fam kept one puppy, Sage, but as Kash's 5th birthday approached, Kim surprised him with Sage's puppy bro, Sailor.

Kim insists Kash is not scared of dogs and he has no recurring issues following May's attack. As we reported ... a dog bit Kash in the face which required surgery. Kim said Kash healed up fine and has perfect vision in his left eye ... even after getting stitches on his water line.

And despite all that ... we're told Kash remains an animal lover.

Six Flags Over Texas No Plans to Remove Confederate Flag After Charlottesville Attack

8/17/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Six Flags Over Texas is standing firm on flying the Confederate States of America flag, despite the uproar post-Charlottesville.

Park officials tell TMZ, they see a fundamental distinction between the flag they fly and the Confederate Battle flag. They say the distinction is that white supremacists and neo-Nazis have adopted the Battle flag and not the banner the theme park waves. 

True enough, racists generally embrace the Battle flag, but here's the thing ... both represent exactly the same principle. Both flags flew during the Civil War to represent the fight to preserve slavery.

So, is this a distinction without a difference? It seems so. But reps from Six Flags explain it this way ... park patrons "are astute enough to know the difference." Again, what's the difference? Both flags are an homage to slavery.

In any case ... the Six Flags rep says the flag will continue to fly high over the park.

BTW ... the original stated reason for flying the flag at the theme park was that there are 6 flags that have flown over the state of Texas in its history, and the Confederate States of America flag is one of them.

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