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Luke Bryan Set to Be 2nd Judge on 'Idol' ... Hasn't Signed Quite Yet

9/24/2017 1:08 PM PDT
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Luke Bryan has reportedly landed the second seat as a judge on the rebooted "American Idol" series alongside Katy Perry -- but our sources say the the deal is NOT officially done ... not yet, at least.

According to reports ... Luke is confirmed as the 2nd judge, although the details of his payment/perks are unclear for now. However, we're told he hasn't signed on the dotted line as of Sunday, but is expected to sign on within days. In other words, it's happening soon.

We broke the story ... 'Idol' wanted Luke badly, but couldn't come to terms on money. He wanted more than they were offering, and producers tried supplementing his salary with a Disney deal due to budget restrictions.

The problem ... 'Idol' has not locked down a 3rd judge as of yet, and time/money is running out. As we reported ... they were considering everyone from Lionel Richie to Charlie Puth and Keith Urban, but their dough's running dry because of how much they're already paying Katy as well as Ryan Seacrest, who scored significantly less to return as host.

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

Jennifer Lopez I'm Donating a Mil to Puerto Rico ... After Hurricane Maria

9/24/2017 1:00 PM PDT

Jennifer Lopez is opening her wallet A LOT wider than she did for Houston to help out her parents' homeland of Puerto Rico ... with a $1 million donation.

J Lo made the announcement Sunday in NYC alongside the state's governor, Andrew Cuomo, saying the American island nation was in desperate need of help after being devastated by Hurricane Maria ... which she said she'd contribute to with a mil from the proceeds of her Vegas show.

She also said she was teaming up with Mark Cuban in the relief effort by sending supplies and generators by aircraft.

J Lo and A-Rod donated $25k each to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts last month. 

Liberty Ross Stars Flock to Her 39th Bday Party ... Missy Elliott Does the Rest

9/24/2017 12:46 PM PDT

Liberty Ross turned 39 this weekend -- but by how many celebs came out to celebrate with her ... you woulda thought it was one of the big X-0s.

Tons of Hollywood A-listers flocked to Liberty and her husband Jimmy Iovine's house Saturday night in Holmby Hills, where there was certainly no shortage of star power. At least 150 people showed up, including Oprah, Gayle King, Mona ScottDavid Geffen, Courteney Cox, James Corden, Usher, Diddy and Trey Songz ... just to name a few.

Oh, and Missy Elliott performed too ... playing a lot of her hits to a turnt up crowd.

Talk about putting a little English in Hollywood. 

Tom Brady Locks Arms for National Anthem ... Trump Approves

9/24/2017 11:51 AM PDT

Tom Brady seems to be on the fence about showing respect for his country but also being united with his teammates against Trump -- so he's doing both ... and the Prez is down.

Tom was seen locking arms with a teammate Sunday during the National Anthem before his game against the Texans ... but he also had his right hand over his heart. 

The dynamic is interesting -- lots of NFL teams reacted during their Sunday games to Trump's comments about players kneeling and how owners and coaches should fire anyone doing it ... some knelt, some dodged, others linked up in solidarity. Tom chose the latter.

Here's the kicker ... Trump just commented on the arm locking, and he seems to prefer it as opposed to kneeling. The question -- did he do it just because Tom got involved?

The Patriots' fans, on the other hand, didn't take too kindly to the perceived protest of the National Anthem. 

Another installment in the Trump/Brady saga ... more to come, we're sure.

Pittsburgh Steelers Skip National Anthem ... Before Bears Game

9/24/2017 9:47 AM PDT
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1:00 PM PT -- The Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans have followed the Steelers' lead ... and have both announced they will not be on the sidelines for the National Anthem prior to their game.Steelers coach Mike Tomlin just announced his team won't be on the field for the National Anthem before their game against the Bears ... saying "we're not gonna be divided by anything said by anyone."

While he doesn't mention Donald Trump specifically, it's clear Tomlin is firing back at the president's call to fire the "sons of bitches" who kneel during the anthem.

The decision to stay in the locker rooms is "not to be disrespectful to the anthem, but to remove ourselves from this circumstance," Tomlin says.

Around 20 Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars players took a knee prior to their game in London earlier today ... with many other teams sharing plans to show signs of solidarity.

Kylie Jenner Hits Up Vegas, Undercover After Pregnancy News

9/24/2017 9:06 AM PDT

Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner walked with purpose Saturday night ... just a day after TMZ broke the story ... she's pregnant.

Kylie joined Travis in Vegas, where he performed but made no mention of his soon-to-be kid.  She's wearing loose fitting threads, which is probably the way we're gonna see her for the next 5 months.

As we reported, Travis was boasting to his buds a week ago that they're expecting a girl.

If big sister Kim is any indication, Kylie will have no problems bouncing back. And at least for now, she's still being Kylie ... French Montana can attest to that.

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Scott Disick, Sofia Richie Congratulations??

9/24/2017 7:13 AM PDT

Scott Disick and Sofia Richie kissed passionately as they got ready to slice into a cake inscribed in frosting with the words, "Congratulations Scott and Sofia" ... and that raises some BIG questions.

The two were all over each other at a Miami restaurant Saturday night, and it clearly was not a spontaneous event.  The cake and everything else about it seems like a pre-planned celebration.

Of course, the 2 things that come to mind ... engagement and pregnant.  One sources tells us Scott, 34, and Sofia, 19, are not engaged.  There are other possibilities.  Another source says it's their announcement they are officially boyfriend and girlfriend, but we can't vouch for that.

Either way ... someone's gotta talk to the cake guy ... he spelled "Sophia's" name incorrectly.

Jaguars, Ravens Massive Kneeling At London Game

9/24/2017 7:00 AM PDT

Around 20 NFL players kneeled in the most intense protest yet ... a protest clearly triggered by Donald Trump.

Players from both the Ravens and the Jaguars took a knee before their game in London as the National Anthem played.  Ray Lewis cried as he took a knee.

What's especially interesting ... Jaguars owner Shad Khan, who donated $1 million to Trump's campaign, locked arms with 2 players.

It couldn't be clearer ... Donald Trump -- who called for the firing of the "son's of bitches who take a knee" ---  has actually solidified the movement to kneel in protest.

Kevin Hart Tells Audience at Comedy Show 'I'm Going to be a Better Man'

9/24/2017 6:59 AM PDT
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Kevin Hart addressed the swirl of news over his sex tape/extortion/cheating case by telling an audience during a stand up routine, "I'm going to be a better man."

Kevin performed in Atlanta Saturday night and began his set by saying, "We got a lot of s*** to talk about, people." He then went about his comedy, but at the end made the promise he's made before.

TMZ broke the story ... authorities are getting close to nabbing the people who tried extorting Hart for 7 figures.  We're told the search warrants that have already been executed have provided law enforcement with phone records and other data that has helped them connect the dots.

As we reported, Kevin is "aggressively" helping authorities catch the culprits, who secretly recorded him having sex with a woman last month in a Vegas hotel room.

Gonzalez Twin Here's Who Has the Hottest Bods ... In Male Pro Sports

9/24/2017 11:14 AM PDT
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Dakota Gonzalez definitely has a type as far as hot male bods go -- she's even got a top 3 when it comes to pro athletes in the game right now.

We got one half of the Gonzalez Twins -- the former star college basketball duo -- in Vegas Saturday for the first game of Master P's coed basketball league, and asked who she thought had the best bod in male sports.

Listen up Aaron Gordon, Paul George and Cristiano Ronaldo ... 'cause Dakota's calling you out by name. As for everyone else ... start working on getting cut and bulking up your arms -- that's kinda her thing.

Dakota also says P's league is off to an interesting start regarding the locker room situation. Sounds like it's sticking to the coed aspect in there too.

Jason Derulo Hit By Burglars

9/24/2017 1:00 AM PDT
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8:07 AM PT --  Law enforcement tells us multiple people forced their way into Derulo's home, possibly breaking a door and window. We're told they beelined it for one room where they stole $300,000 in cash and jewelry. At some point later in the day, the maid discovered something was a miss. Cops believed it may be an inside job because the burglars only hit one room. And, we're told, there maybe surveillance video.Jason Derulo is the latest celebrity to have his house looted in a string of L.A. burglaries ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... a member of the singer's team went to his home Friday afternoon and noticed something was amiss.  It appeared someone had entered and taken items from the house.

Cops were called to Derulo's pad and took a burglary report.

Cops are tight lipped on how the burglar got into the house and what specifically was stolen.  Jason was out of town, and cops are waiting for him to return to ID the missing items.

As we've reported ... celeb burglaries in L.A. have been on the rise this year, and it looks like Jason's joined the club.

Other victims include Demi LovatoDavid Spade, Kendall Jenner, Drake, Emmy Rossum, Alanis Morissette, Scott Disick and Nicki Minaj.

Stevie Wonder Takes a Knee Take That, Trump

9/24/2017 6:48 AM PDT

Stevie Wonder joined the solidarity movement which now targets Donald Trump ... by taking a knee at a NYC festival.

Stevie performed at the 2017 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park Saturday night.  Stevie was onstage with his son Kwame Morris when he made his move ... unsteadily but purposefully.

Stevie doubled down and took 2 knees, clearly in response to Trump's tirade Friday night when he called for NFL owners to fire those "son's of bitches" who dare to take a knee during the National Anthem.

Trump has clearly fueled the fires of protest.

2:42 PM PT -- Wonder isn't the only musician taking a knee ... John Legend just posted a pic from his Darkness and Light tour ... showing support during a performance of his song "Glory."

Harry, Justin, Melania We All Support the Invictus Games

9/24/2017 7:26 AM PDT

Prince Harry joined Melania Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Saturday to celebrate the Invictus Games.

They joined forces in Toronto for the event -- featuring sporting events for men and women who served in the military and suffered debilitating injuries.

Harry, who created the event back in 2014, took the stage and addressed the crowd ...which cheered him wildly.  

The event has shades of Princess Diana, who supported like causes during her life.  He is no doubt his mother's son.

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