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Bill Bellamy White Guy as a Black Kid?? C'mon, 'Spy Kids' ... Do Better!!!

4/20/2018 7:29 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Bill Bellamy isn't hating on the white guy voicing a black character on Netflix's new animated 'Spy Kids,' but he's got a major bone to pick with the show's "lazy" casting directors.

We got Bill at LAX and he told us the show should absolutely recast Travis Turner, the white actor voicing a black kid on the show. When we got Travis, he insisted he was "urban" enough for the gig ... partly because he grew up in motels. Seriously. 

Bill thinks Travis was screwed from the moment he was casted since a white kid doing a black voice is controversial no matter what. In fact, Bill gave us the perfect example of why it's messed up. It definitely wasn't a PC example ... but pretty on point.

Boxing Champ Jermell Charlo Denied Gym Entry ... Claims Racism

4/20/2018 7:23 AM PDT
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Boxing champ Jermell Charlo claims he and his crew were denied entry to a fancy NYC gym Thursday night because he's black ... and he captured the standoff with the front desk staffers on video. 

Charlo (the light middleweight champion of the world) and 5 people hit up Life Time Athletic gym in Manhattan to see his brother Jermall Charlo (who's fighting at Barclays Center in Brooklyn this weekend).

Problem is ... Charlo claims he was stopped at the front desk because staffers claimed he "smelled like weed."

Charlo insists neither he nor anyone in his crew had smoked and the allegation was just a bogus excuse to keep a group of black guys out of the gym. 

During the exchange, Charlo continued to challenge the front desk staff about why they're turning him away -- and at one point, a staffer tells the group she's calling 911. 

Charlo eventually left -- but shot video of police cars in the parking lot. Sources tells us police were called and did respond to the gym, but no report was taken.  

We called Life Time Athletic for their side of the story -- but they refused to comment and then hung up the phone on us.

Bernie Sanders Happy to Stand with Cardi B ... Social Security Needs Her

4/20/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Cardi B standing shoulder to shoulder with Sen. Bernie Sanders -- something he'd love to see if she's serious about her love of the Social Security Administration. 

We got the Vermont senator Thursday at Reagan National Airport in D.C., and asked him about Cardi dropping some knowledge. She shouted out President FDR in a GQ interview, and called him the real 'Make America Great Again' prez for starting Social Security.

Bernie seemed impressed Ms. Bodak Yellow was down for the cause. He told us he'd love to see her get more involved.

Cardi and Bernie rallying together on Capitol Hill? Oh, God please!

Kim & Kanye We Do PDA, Too!!

4/20/2018 6:55 AM PDT

About the only thing Kim Kardashian and Kanye West don't do on social media is PDA -- but, uhh ... go ahead and scratch that off the list.

Kimye was hanging Thursday night at Kris Jenner's house .. where the fam celebrated Kourtney's 39th birthday. Kim floated across the room -- in a skin tight white outfit -- and plopped herself down in Kanye's lap. And then, boom! They started making out.

Cute moment for them ... super awkward one for a friend sitting alone on the couch behind them, who mumbled, "You guys are the best married couple I know."

Great color commentary!

You can tell Kanye was in a great mood. The bday bash turned into a listening party for his 2 upcoming albums. It's getting killer reviews ... at least from his wife. 

Jaime King Faces Attacker in Court ... Doing It For My Kid!

4/20/2018 8:02 AM PDT

Jaime King says she'll be in court everyday to face the guy who smashed her car window while her toddler sat inside -- and she's hellbent on getting justice.

Jaime says her 4-year-old son is suffering from PTSD after a homeless man jumped on her parked car earlier this month. The man smashed her rear and front windshields.

Paul Francis Floyd, is being charged with 3 misdemeanor charges, including cruelty to child by endangering health, and one felony count for vandalism.

Jaime's certain Paul knew what he was doing and while going to court is like reliving the whole ordeal, she says it's worth it for her kid. 

Joey Bada$$ When I Go Platinum ... My Fans Go Platinum, Too!

4/20/2018 6:43 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Joey Bada$$ did his best to bring a fan who'd recently gone through tough times some happiness by presenting him with a platinum plaque.

JB was in NYC Thursday night for the second stop of his Amerikkkana Tour at Terminal 5. Near the end of the show, Joey brought a fan named Juan onto the stage, and everyone in the crowd started cheering his name. 

Joey told his loyal fans audience that Juan had recently been going through some "devastating" times, and presented him with a platinum record for Joey's hit single, "Devastated" ... a song that's all about overcoming challenges in life.

The crowd erupted in cheers and Juan was taken backstage for a killer view of the rest of Joey's show. Some artists go a whole career without going platinum, so it's a cool gesture for Joey to hand one over to a fan.

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Meghan Markle Will Help Royals' Race Relations ... Says Diana Biographer

4/20/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Andrew Morton, author of the most famous book on Princess Diana, says Meghan Markle holds a very important key for Royal Family's image.

Morton tells us Meghan becoming a Duchess after marrying Prince Harry is a much-needed step forward for the Royals after a checkered past where issues of race are concerned.

He says Meghan won't have to go around "kicking shins" to impart a sense of change at Kensington or Buckingham Palace -- her presence alone will do the trick.

Morton just wrote a new biography, "Meghan: A Hollywood Princess" ... and he'll have much more to say about her in next week's "Spilling Royal Tea" podcast. Meanwhile, check out this week's episode.

Mobb Deep's Havoc After Prodigy's Death ... Ex-Manager Suing Us Is 'Punk S**t'

4/20/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mobb Deep's Havoc is calling the lawsuit by the rap duo's ex-manager nothing more than a money grab that will hurt the people closest to Prodigy ... less than a year after he died.

Havoc tells us the lawsuit Buck 50 Productions just filed against Mobb Deep is sickening because he's doing it after Prodigy's tragic death last summer in Las Vegas. He says all the suit will do, IF Buck 50 wins, is take food out of the mouths of Prodigy's kids.

As we first reported, Buck 50 claims it's owed half a million bucks for management services.

Havoc doesn't seem too concerned though, legally speaking ... and says he can prove they never did a damn thing for his career. In fact, he's entertaining a countersuit.

Donald Trump Putin Bragged About Russian Hookers ... According to Comey Memo

4/19/2018 7:05 PM PDT
Breaking News

Donald Trump said Vladimir Putin boasted to him about the quality of hookers in his country ... this according to one of James Comey's memos.

Several media outlets have obtained the memos by the ex-FBI Director, and one of them is already adding spice to the Mueller investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 election ... or at least rumors involving Trump and hookers.

In the memo, Comey claims POTUS said Russia's Prez told him ... "We have some of the most beautiful hookers in the world."

So far, no further context to the memo ... so it's unclear why Putin would tell Trump that, or why Trump would tell Comey about the alleged convo. One thing that is clear ... the GOP House members' request for Comey's memos just got way more interesting.

Alexi Lalas Usain Bolt Would Flop in MLS But I'd Still Love to See It!

4/20/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Usain Bolt's futbol dreams just got red-carded by one of the biggest stars in American soccer ... who says The World's Fastest Man would get smoked in the MLS!!

We got Alexi Lalas at LAX, and filled him in on Usain telling Major League soccer teams to, "bring the big contracts."

Alexi loves that Bolt's trying to do something different ... but the Team USA legend clearly ain't buying Usain as the next Zlatan Ibrahimovic

"Just because you're a good athlete doesn't mean you're good in a particular sport," Lalas told TMZ Sports.

"Soccer's a lot different than just being fast and being able to kick the ball."

Ouch.

That said, Alexi says he'd love to see Usain put his best foot-y forward -- just as long as him and Ibra don't squad up!

"That's a lot of ego -- they're gonna have to get a second locker room."

Guess Who This Coachella Kid Turned Into!

4/20/2018 12:01 AM PDT

Before this smiling boy was jamming out for thousands of fans in the desert, he was just another kid posing for the camera on picture day in New Jersey. Can you guess who he is?

Prince Cops Release Video of Death Scene ... Pics Inside His Vault

4/19/2018 2:51 PM PDT
Breaking News

Cops just released video shot inside Prince's home the day they found him dead.

The Carver County Sheriff's Dept. is releasing all the records from its investigation on the heels of the County prosecutor announcing there will be no criminal charges in Prince's death. Those records include the videos and photos shot all over Paisley Park on April 21, 2016.

As we've reported, Prince was found lying on his back in front of an elevator door in the home. We've chosen not to show the image of his body.

The rest of the video gives you the point of view cops had as they entered the room where he was found. Dozens of Prince's records are on the walls in an extremely bright room. 

There also photos inside his legendary vault showing recordings, large sums of cash and recording equipment stacked on shelves.

One pic shows a white powdery substance spilled out on a table with a bent spoon placed next to it. Looks ominous, however the spoon and cherry appear to be a replica of a Minnesota art piece.

There were 2 patches on Prince's body -- one on his leg, and one on his arm ... and we're told they were placed there by emergency responders when they attempted to revive him.

The files also include a video of Prince from April 20 ... as he walked into the office of Dr. Michael Schulenberg. As we reported, prosecutors say Dr. Schulenberg had written a Percocet prescription for Prince, but they don't believe it played a role in his death.

Scott Baio's Costar Josie Davis Denies Nicole Eggert's Sexual Assault Claims

4/19/2018 6:04 PM PDT

Scott Baio's getting some reinforcement from former costar Josie Davis over claims made by Nicole Eggert saying Scott forced Josie to remove her pants when she was just 13.

Eggert was going back and forth with Baio fans on Twitter Wednesday, and at one point said, "Ask Scott Baio why he demanded Josie Davis pull her pants down when she was 13..." Eggert later deleted the tweet but not before Davis got wind of it.

Josie -- who was on "Charles in Charge" -- just came to Scott's defense, calling the allegation completely false. She continues, "I only had a positive and professional relationship with him."

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Eggerts new claims are among a string of bad blood between the two. Most recently, Nicole, Alexander Polinksy and attorney Lisa Bloom held a press conference where Polinsky claimed Scott had exposed himself and called Polinsky a "f****t" when he was just 11 years old. 

Scott's rep, Brian Glicklich tells us, "From the beginning, Nicole's inconsistent stories have proven her claims to be untrue. Now she has tripped over her words once again, and it is time to recognize this charade for what it is. Scott is profoundly grateful to Josie Davis for her integrity and decency."

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