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Billboard Travis Scott is Winner in Album Dispute ... Sorry, Tekashi

12/14/2018 12:58 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

We have a winner in Travis Scott and Tekashi69's battle for the top of the album charts -- and Billboard says it's Travis ... but admits it was ridiculously close.

A spokesperson for Billboard tells TMZ ... "In a historically close race, after a rigorous review of the process and the methodology by which the No. 1 ranking on last week’s Billboard 200 album chart was awarded to Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld,’ we concluded that no correction was warranted.”

You'll recall ... Travis' album was named #1 for the last week in November, but then Nielsen -- which compiles the sales data for Billboard -- said there was some discrepancy that it believed opened the door for Tekashi's "Dummy Boy" to take the top spot.

In essence ... they demanded a recount.

Now, Billboard says there was no need for the recount, and is going with the original data.

Bottom line ... Tekashi loses again. As if his federal indictment and jailing wasn't bad enough.

Boston Red Sox Owner Unloading $25 Mil Florida Mansion ... 19 Bathrooms!!

12/14/2018 2:53 PM PST
Breaking News

Wanna live like the owner of a prestigious MLB team?? Got $25 MILLION laying around?

Awesome ... 'cause you can gobble up the insane mansion John Henry owned down in Boca Raton, Florida!!

The Sox owner -- who's also the honcho of Liverpool Football Club and the Boston Globe -- is ready to move on from the pad and just put the 41,000 square foot place on the market.

The estate is absolutely epic ... seven bedrooms, 19 (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) bathrooms and unreal pool that overlooks a lake.

It's also got a library, a theater, a recording studio ... AND AN INDOOR-OUTDOOR ROOM DEDICATED ENTIRELY TO MAKING PIZZA!!!

Oh, there's also a clay tennis court, sports bar room AND an underground wine cellar that promises to keep your booze at a perfect 53 degrees -- even in a power outage!!

Unclear why John's getting rid of the spot -- dude's owned it since 1999 -- but we do know one thing for sure ... being rich rules.

[H/T TopTenRealEstateDeals.com]

Jenelle Evans' Husband Posts Threatening Gun Videos After Secret Service Visit

12/14/2018 11:58 AM PST

Jenelle Evans' husband says the Secret Service came to his home to question him about his gun-related social media posts directed at President Trump, but if they come back without a warrant ... he's not afraid to shoot the "motherf*****s."

David Eason just shared a series of gun-crazed vids that starts with what looks like a Secret Service vehicle leaving his property. The former 'Teen Mom' star claims they showed up unannounced because he posted a photo of bump stocks and hashtagged Trump and Nancy Pelosi ... which they deemed a threat.

Jenelle's husband explains he did that simply because the 2 want to ban bump stocks -- which he's strongly against -- but he wasn't threatening harm. It's interesting, though ... because he follows it up with a vid of himself shooting a target with a high-powered gun at close range.

He also went on a tirade about his, um, affection for guns and protecting his property ... making it clear he won't hesitate to shoot future trespassers and has PLENTY of ammunition to do so.

Seriously ... so much ammunition that he compared his home to a military base.

The unhinged vids come on the heels of another disturbing incident at the couple's North Carolina home in October, in which Jenelle made a hysterical 911 call claiming David attacked her and broke her collarbone.

She denied being in an abusive relationship days later, and Eason also shared a video showing everything was fine with their family.

We've reached out to the Secret Service ... so far, no word back.

JWoww & Roger She Gets Him Booted from Their House ... Both Recorded the Incident!!!

12/14/2018 10:09 AM PST
Exclusive Details

10:09 AM PT -- Roger tells us he did record Jenni on his phone, but only because his attorney advised him to do so. He also says he's trying to level the playing field with her -- because he says she has 5 Nest cameras around their home recording at all times, but she's the only one who has access to the footage. 

He claims Jenni throws that fact in his face, threatening to edit the footage and using it to disparage him. 

8:35 AM PT -- Snooki posted surveillance video recorded in JWoww and Roger's home, showing JWoww speaking to police. The audio is low, but from what we can make out ... Jenni is making the point to officers that she wants Roger to be able to see their kids.

She flat-out says, "He should be allowed to see them ... He's not a bad dad."

The officer tells Jenni she's going to have to make that distinction -- keeping Roger away from her, but not the kids -- to a judge when she gets a court hearing in 3-7 days.

In her IG post, Snooki claims Roger was taunting Jenni by recording her on his phone "trying to get a rise out of her to use it for court."

JWoww's estranged husband is out on his ass after cops hauled him out of their home early Friday morning ... for absolutely no reason, he claims, other than Jenni blowing things out of proportion.

Roger Mathews says the 'Jersey Shore' star got a restraining order against him late Thursday night after they had what he calls a "disagreement." Roger got his side of the story out quickly by recording a video -- from the back of the police car -- describing the night's events.

Roger claims JWoww got "completely, uncontrollably emotional like she always does" and threatened to call cops -- but he went to police first to file a report, preemptively informing them about their argument. 

He says he went home, went to sleep and was awakened by cops at 2:30 AM ... telling him he had to get out of the house due to the restraining order. Roger wasn't arrested, cops just drove him to a friend's home. 

Roger continued pouring out his emotions from the friend's couch, and ripped into Jenni for not being able to see their 2 kids. He claims she exposed them to their fight, saying things like ... "Your father's a piece of s**t, he's out of here. I'm sorry I ever had children with him."

He maintains he did nothing wrong, and Jenni was so out of control he feared she would beat herself up and accuse him of abuse.

Remember, JWoww filed for divorce back in September ... but Roger said he wasn't giving up, and wanted to save the marriage. That seems like a tall order now.

Originally Published 7:10 AM PT

Dog the Bounty Hunter Avoids Charges In Denver Assault Case

12/14/2018 9:37 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Dog the Bounty Hunter will not face any charges after a confrontation with an angry teen at the Denver Airport.  

Dog got into it with a 17-year-old last month at the Denver airport who claimed Dog roughed him up after asking for a photo, and the teen filed an assault report with cops. Our Dog sources said that claim was BS ... and the kid was the one who instigated things by saying, "I have a bounty on my head, what are you going to do about it motherf***er." 

Our sources say the teen also made a remark about Beth Chapman -- who was in a wheelchair at the time -- saying, "Tell that fat bitch to get out of her chair."

Dog filed a report for harassment against the teen and his father a few days after the incident.

Law enforcement sources tell us the police department sent its case to the Denver District and City Attorney's Office who both declined to press any charges.

Dog's attorney, Andrew Brettler, tells us, "We're grateful to the Denver PD and City Attorney for investigating the matter and recognizing that Duane was innocent. His focus continues to be on Beth's health and recovery."

TMZ broke the story ... doctors discovered Beth's throat cancer had returned after an emergency surgery in L.A. to remove a blockage. The family returned to their home in Colorado shortly after the diagnosis. 

Kanye & Kim K To Drake ... DON'T THREATEN OUR FAMILY

12/14/2018 8:37 AM PST
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8:05 AM PT -- We just got Kanye out in NYC, and he's a LOT less chatty than he was Thursday night on Twitter. We asked him about the threats Drake made and he flashed us a big smile before sprinting to his car. 

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian claim Drake has threatened to hurt their family -- and they're warning the rapper that if anything happens ... there will be hell to pay. 

Long story short ... Kanye claims Drake called him on the phone Thursday and threatened physical harm. 

"You threatened the safety of me and my family," Kanye posted on Twitter ... adding, "Never threaten north saint and Chicago’s dad bro."

Kim Kardashian entered the fray at 2:30 AM on Friday morning -- saying, "Drake Never threaten my husband or our family. He paved the way for there to be a Drake."

She added, "My husband is the most brilliant person, the most genius person that I know. He has broken so many boundaries, everything from music, stage design, fashion and culture and will continue to change the world."

So, how did this whole thing start?

Kanye posted a screenshot of his phone on Thursday that allegedly showed that someone from Drakes's team had reached out to clear one of Ye's songs for a project. 

Kanye was upset because Drake has taken shots at him in various tracks recently -- yet still reached out to use his music -- and Kanye felt Drake was being a fraud. 

Then, the Twitter storm began ... with Kanye going off on his issues with Drake. 

"Been trying to meet with you for 6 months bro," Kanye said ... " You sneak dissing on [Travis Scott] records and texting [Kris Jenner] talking bout how’s the family."

Kanye says Drake eventually called him to talk Thursday night -- but it didn't go well.

 

"Drake called trying to threatened me." 

Kanye then issued this warning -- "So drake if anything happens to me or anyone from my family you are the first suspect. So cut the tough talk."

Kanye said Drake is running around like he's 2Pac with no regard for human life or Kanye's family and acting like he's a hardcore gangster. 

"You trying to be a bully. I never been bullied in my life and I never will be.  That’s why I made it this far in a pink polo."

Despite the anger, Kanye tried to issue an olive branch at one point -- "I’m Ye bro Remember that I love you I would never intentionally hurt you That’s what I’ve been saying to you."

"You would be so sad if anything ever happened to me."

"I’m up for talking. We need to show all of these fans that black men can@talk without someone ending up dead or in jail."

"You are disrespectful to all people with mental health conditions so this is an opportunity for growth."

Drake hasn't said much publicly -- only posting some emojis on Instagram showing some crying/laughing faces. 

Kanye has seemingly calmed down and is now at a meeting at J.P. Morgan Chase and Co. 

Guessing this situation ain't going away any time soon. 

Stay tuned ... 

St. Louis Blues Puppy Practices With Team ... Most Adorable Skate Ever!!!

12/14/2018 8:59 AM PST
Breaking News

What's cuter than a puppy playing hockey with the St. Louis Blues??

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ... 'cause this is the most freakin' adorable thing you'll ever see!!!

The Blues adopted a Labrador Retriever just a few weeks ago ... and they finally let him hit the ice with the squad Thursday -- and the ensuing cuteness was uncontrollable.

The pup -- named Barclay, or Barc for short -- showed off his speed AND his stick-handling skills ... all while his ears flopped in the chill and his big paws tore up the ice.

LOOK AT HIM!!!!!!!

The Blues have big plans for the pup -- who was named after legendary Blues defenseman Barclay Plager -- 'cause the squad says they're going to train him to be a future assistance dog.

In the meantime ... he'll forever remain the cutest member of the Blues.

Eat your heart out, Alex Pietrangelo.

Sarah Silverman I Used to Say 'That's So Gay' I'm Done w/ That!!!

12/14/2018 7:33 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Sarah Silverman understands times have changed ... and that's why she's no longer the same person or comedian who used to bank on homophobic jokes.

We got Sarah outside of Craig's Thursday night and wanted her take on Nick Cannon dragging her name in the Kevin Hart controversy. ICYMI ... Nick was furious about the backlash Kevin got after old homophobic tweets resulted in him stepping down from his dream gig as host of the Oscars.

So, Nick dug up some old tweets by Sarah, Chelsea Handler and Amy Schumer in which they used similar language. Point blank ... Nick thinks there's a serious double standard in Hollywood.

Sarah's planning to address Nick's comments on her own platform, but she did say she sees things differently than she did back in the day. 

But, Sarah made a solid point ... people shouldn't try to bully comics.

Cardi B Airport Blues Got Me Like ...

12/14/2018 7:46 AM PST

Cardi B just seems over it ... 10 days after announcing she's calling it quits with Offset.

Cardi was walking through JFK Airport in NYC Thursday night looking kinda down and exhausted while talking on her phone. Girl was still rocking her Balenciaga, though.

You can understand why she might be feeling run down -- she's been on the go almost nonstop since the breakup -- performing a bunch of shows, while also dealing with all the drama involving her estranged husband. Traveling during the holidays can't help either.

We broke the story ... Offset wants to spend Christmas with Cardi and their baby girl, Kulture, and hopes to bring lots of presents for his girls to help smooth things over. We're told Cardi hasn't decided yet whether or not to allow it.

Offset's made it crystal clear he wants his wife back, but so far Cardi's standing her ground. 

Dikembe Mutombo Pray for Boy with Tumor ... Surgery Imminent

12/14/2018 6:41 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Dikembe Mutombo says the 8-year-old boy he flew in from Africa is set to undergo surgery "very soon" to remove the tumor on his face ... and is calling for prayers. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... the NBA legend made it his mission to help the boy, Matadi, after he learned Matadi was being shunned by society back in the Congo. 

Mutombo greeted Matadi at LAX earlier this week and connected him with a Beverly Hills doctor who will perform the operation to remove the tumor. 

Dikembe says the operation "is coming up very soon, any day" -- and Matadi will likely stay in the U.S. for 3 to 6 months while he recovers. 

"Now, we have to pray everything goes well," Mutombo says. 

Dikembe has helped hundreds of thousands of people through the hospitals he's built in Africa -- but says Matadi is a special situation and has really touched his heart. 

In fact, Mutombo says ever since we published the story he's had people calling him from all over the world to commend him on doing such a wonderful thing for that little boy and his family. 

"I just ... want to find a way to heal him"

Michelle Obama Spreads Holiday Cheer with Santa Dance

12/14/2018 7:04 AM PST

Look out Mrs. Claus ... because Michelle Obama is cuttin' a rug with your hubby, and she does it just like a pro!!!

The former First Lady/best selling author visited Children's Hospital in Denver Thursday and made the event unforgettable for the kids. Check out the video ...  she reads an Xmas tale to the kids and then invites them -- and Santa -- for a little dancing.   

Michelle is on the road promoting her book ... "Becoming." We're not in the business of book reviews, but this autobiography is pretty amazing. It really does chronicle how a little girl living in the South Side of Chicago navigated life and eventually found her way -- and her voice -- in the White House. 

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Lil Pump Booted Off Flight and Arrested

12/13/2018 6:15 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

12/14 8:50 AM PT -- According to court records, Pump and his manager entered a not guilty plea through their attorney.

12/14 6:50 AM PT 
-- Law enforcement sources now confirm Pump's story. The baggage handlers who were putting luggage in the baggage compartment smelled a strong odor of weed coming from a bag labeled Garcia -- Pump's government name. The captain then went to Pump and the rapper felt the pilot was being accusatory. The pilot eventually kicked Pump and his manager off the plane for being disruptive and it continued to get contentious in the terminal when cops were talking to them, so both were arrested for disorderly conduct. The bag, which was owned by a member of Pump's crew, was opened and NO DRUGS were inside. 

6:15 PM PT -- A source connected with Pump tells TMZ, no drugs were found. The source says TSA flagged a bag that smelled like weed and was "mistagged."  Agents questioned Pump, who insisted he was not carrying drugs. The source adds no drugs were found in the bag, which another person in Pump's crew said was his. Pump was arrested along with his manager because they allegedly became disorderly during the argument with TSA agents.

Lil Pump's flight to L.A. was cut short -- as in, he never got off the ground because TSA allegedly found drugs in his luggage ... TMZ has learned.

Pump was flying from Miami Thursday afternoon, and our sources say he and his crew had all boarded the flight, but before it pushed back from the gate ... a flight attendant told them there was a problem.

We're told Pump and co. were booted off the flight, and cops met them in the terminal to question Pump about what 2 airline sources said were drugs found in a checked bag with his name on it.

The flight was delayed over an hour, and we're told cops are talking to Pump right now.

Story developing ...

Originally Published -- 12/13/2018 4:35 PM PST

Stormy Daniels Stripping Could Help Pay Trump Bill$ ... But She's Not Interested

12/14/2018 1:20 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

1:20 PM PT -- Stormy's publicist tells us there's no deal. She's declining the offer from Scores.

Stormy Daniels might be going to a familiar place to find the cash to help pay off her massive legal debt ... because we've learned she's been offered a deal with a big-time strip club. 

The honchos at Scores Gentlemen's Club tell TMZ ... they're sympathetic to Stormy's plight and are currently in talks with her reps to get the porn star in their clubs for upscale performances.

As you know, Stormy has been ordered to cough up about $293,000 for attorney's fees and another $1,000 in sanctions after her defamation suit against Donald Trump was dismissed by a federal judge

Now, Scores is stepping in to provide Stormy with a revenue stream that's right up her ally ... we're told the clubs will charge a $30 entry fee on nights she performs, and they're offering Stormy 30 to 40 percent of the gate. The proposed deal is still being negotiated.  

Sounds like Stormy could soon be barnstorming around the country, because Scores has locations in 11 cities, including Atlantic City, NYC and Vegas.

Originally Published 1:00 AM PT   

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