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Jameis Winston Allegedly Groped Uber Driver's Crotch ... QB Denies Claim

11/17/2017 9:24 AM PST
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Jameis Winston is adamantly denying grabbing a female Uber driver by the crotch during a March 2016 ride despite a complaint the driver made to the company ... but now the NFL is investigating. 

The woman who identifies herself as Kate told BuzzFeed she picked Jameis up from a nightlife area in Scottsdale, Arizona around 2 AM -- and Jameis got in the front passenger seat.

During the ride, Kate says the Tampa Bay Bucs star was out of control -- screaming homophobic comments to pedestrians -- before requesting a stop at a Mexican restaurant. 

While in the drive-thru line to pick up food, Kate says Winston "reached over and put his fingers on my crotch. It wasn't accidental."

Kate says she wasn't just "creeped out" ... "I was frozen."

After the ride, Kate says she filed a complaint with Uber but did not go to police because she feared backlash from NFL fans. 

Winston's camp says the allegations are completely false -- "We categorically deny this allegation. It is our understanding the Uber driver was unable to identify the specific individual who allegedly touched this driver inappropriately. The only reason his name is being dragged in to this is that his Uber account was used to call the ride."

Uber says Jameis has been banned from using the app in the future.  

The NFL has confirmed to TMZ Sports the league is investigating the situation. An NFL rep tells us, "The allegation was shared with the NFL and we have reached out to Uber to request any information they may have."

Venus Williams Expensive Purses Targeted ... In $400k Burglary

11/17/2017 7:27 AM PST
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The scumbags who broke into Venus Williams' Florida home made off with 16 very expensive designer purses valued around $400,000 ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

As we previously reported, Williams told police her house was hit between Sept. 1 and Sept. 5 -- while she was in NY competing in the U.S. Open. 

We're told at least some of the bags were Hermes -- the company that makes the Birkin bags which can cost a fortune

One source tells us Williams is also reported missing nearly 200 photos and some jewelry after the heist -- though the exact details are still unclear. 

The good news for Venus ... she's roughly earned $40 mil in tennis prize money over the years -- and that doesn't include the massive haul she's likely raked in from endorsements. 

Look, it sucks to be burglarized ... but she's gonna be okay. 

Jennifer Hudson Cops Throw David Otunga out of Family Home After She Gets Order of Protection

11/17/2017 6:44 AM PST
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Jennifer Hudson had the cops come to her Chicago-area home Thursday night and throw baby daddy David Otunga out ... TMZ has learned.

Sources familiar with the case tell TMZ, Hudson went to court Thursday without telling Otunga and got an order of protection, claiming he is a risk to both her and their 8-year-old son, David Jr.

The police came, allowed Otunga to pack a bag and ordered him out.

Sources tell TMZ the catalyst for the order of protection is turf and custody war. Our sources say the couple has been broken up for several months ... after David allegedly found out Hudson was dating someone else.

David stayed in the family home -- which is owned by Jennifer -- partly because he's been the primary caregiver since she's on the road a lot. We're told the couple has been negotiating a custody arrangement for the last few weeks, but the negotiations broke down after both David and Jennifer dug in ... each wanting primary physical custody of their son.

Our sources say Jennifer demanded that David leave the home, and when it became apparent he wasn't going to comply she went to court for the order of protection. She's also filed a petition for full physical custody.

U.S. Navy Yup, That's a Dong in the Sky. Our Bad!!!

11/17/2017 8:30 AM PST

Look, up in the sky! That's definitely not a bird or a plane ... it's a giant freakin' penis.

That's right, the U.S. Navy is taking time out of, y'know ... defending the nation, to issue an apology for one seriously cocky pilot. The giant dong popped up Thursday in the sky over Washington State.

The Maverick-wannabe who pulled the stunt hails from the Whidbey Island naval station ... which prompted his superiors to say, "We find this absolutely unacceptable, of zero training value and we are holding the crew accountable."

Get that? IF there was "training value" in it, we'd be seeing twigs and berries all over the sky. 

Aim high!!!

Elliott Gould Al Franken's a Good Guy 'We All Make Mistakes'

11/17/2017 7:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Elliott Gould doesn't think Sen. Al Franken's career deserves to be sunk by Leeann Tweeden revealing he groped her in 2006 ... because that mistake doesn't define his friend. 

The actor's been tight with Franken long before his political days-- Franken was an 'SNL' writer back when Elliott hosted. Despite the allegations -- many of which Franken admitted and apologized for -- Elliott stood by his friend Thursday night outside Craig's.

His take? Franken's track record should count for something -- which is why Elliott doesn't think the Senator will go the way of Harvey Weinstein.

Serena Williams' Wedding Huge Stars, Tennis Themes ... and Bell Biv DeVoe!

11/17/2017 6:17 AM PST

Here's one case where Bell Biv DeVoe broke their own rule -- and totally trusted a big butt and a smile ... because they were some of the VIPs at Serena Williams' wedding!! 

It all went down in New Orleans on Thursday night -- where huge stars like Kelly Rowland, Ciara, La La Anthony, Boris Kodjoe, Kim Kardashian and Caroline Wozniacki partied until the early morning.

And here's the first look at Serena's dress ...

As we previously reported, Serena and her (now) husband Alexis Ohanian went all out on the party -- and due to the fact the guys from BBD were there and wearing matching clothing ... we're guessing they performed live.

The decorations were tennis-themed -- the guest seating placards were in the shape of Wimbledon and U.S. Open trophies. Pretty damn awesome. 

We'll have more on this throughout the day-- so keep checking back!

Mazel! 

Natasha Henstridge Sweet Justice Would Be Ratner & Weinstein Behind Bars!!!

11/17/2017 7:11 AM PST
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Brett Ratner and Harvey Weinstein in orange jumpsuits, locked up behind bars ... is what justice looks like for Natasha Henstridge.

We got Natasha at LAX Thursday and asked if she thinks Weinstein and Ratner have faced enough consequences in the wake of mounting sexual assault and harassment allegations.

As we reported ... Natasha's one of several women accusing Brett of assaulting her, and she also alleged harassment at the hands of Harvey.

Both men have each lost work in showbiz, but she believes more repercussions are coming.

Jennifer Hudson Splits With Fiance Who Says She's Afraid She'll Lose Custody

11/16/2017 8:58 PM PST
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Jennifer Hudson and fiancé David Otunga have split after nearly 10 years -- and Jennifer was granted a restraining order -- but David's attorney says it's only because Hudson's afraid to lose their kid.

Otunga's attorney, Tracy Rizzo, tells us, "David Otunga has been trying to negotiate the terms of an amicable parenting agreement with Ms. Hudson for several weeks now. However, when it became apparent to Ms. Hudson that Mr. Otunga would be the parent granted residential care of the child, as a result of Mr. Otunga being the child's primary caregiver while Ms. Hudson pursues her career all over the world, Ms. Hudson decided to file a meritless Petition for Order of Protection in an effort to gain an unfair advantage in the custody dispute."

Rizzo continues, "As a result of Mr. Otunga's career in the WWE, Ms. Hudson felt that she could give an award winning performance in court to portray herself as the victim. Mr. Otunga has never abused or harassed Ms. Hudson or their son."

In a statement to People, Hudson's rep says Jennifer requested the protective order, "in the best interest of their son." The statement never accuses Otunga of getting physical with Hudson, but we're told Otunga wanted to make it clear, he never touched her.

Hudson and the former WWE star got engaged in 2008 after less than a year of dating -- soon after welcoming their son, David Daniel Otunga Jr. -- the two never officially tied the knot.

'Victoria's Secret Fashion Show' Shocking Fan Scam Fake $35,000 Tickets!!!

11/17/2017 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

'Victoria's Secret Fashion Show' fans are getting scammed into dropping tens of thousands of dollars for a prized ticket to the China show ... and we've learned the tickets aren't worth the paper they're printed on.

We did some digging and found out the company behind the show is not selling tickets ... the real tickets are free by invitation only.  

The Chinese equivalent to eBay is now littered with offers to purchase tickets ... we found the rock-bottom price was $7,000 and the highest was a staggering $35,000 which supposedly got you a seat in the first 5 rows. And get this for audacious ... the $35k includes a phantom afterparty.

Other fake listings promise front row seats and claim Taylor Swift and Harry Styles will be performing. Not true.

Producers are trying to scrub the fake offers from the online marketplace, but they're still up.

The 2017 'Victoria's Secret Fashion Show' will air November 28 on CBS.

Lil Peep Fans Obliterate Rapper's Merch ... But There's a Big Problem

11/17/2017 12:50 AM PST
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Lil Peep's entire online store was cleaned out by fans hours after his death ... and those lucky enough to get their clickers on some gear from other suppliers could be waiting a long, long time.

Peep was was found dead on his tour bus Wednesday of a suspected OD and his fans flocked to the rapper's online store and other retailers for mementos. 

Most of the merch was scooped up immediately and some of those who scored merch were notified shipments would be significantly delayed. From what we're hearing, they don't have the inventory and are scrambling to make good on the orders. 

As for what was sold ... posters, hats, hoodies, windbreakers, t-shirts, and other stuff ranging from $30 to $60.

Fan loyalty never dies.

Floyd Mayweather Hey, Keyshia Cole ... Hit Me With Da 'Cheating' Song!!!

11/17/2017 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Floyd Mayweather's obviously into some awesome classics ... and Keyshia Cole more than delivered.

Floyd was out at Seventeen Lounge Wednesday night in Hollywood where Keyshia covered some new music from her latest album "11:11 Reset." The event -- dubbed "Malibu Nights" -- was hosted by Miss Diddy and Grammy winner Eric Bellinger.

Floyd was just among the gaggle of celebs who attended ... including Meagan Good, "Love & Hip Hop Hollywood" star Brooke Valentine and "All Eyez on Me" star Demetrius Shipp Jr.

With mic in hand and all warmed up, we're told Floyd requested Keyshia to sing her 2005 hit "I Should Have Cheated." Keyshia obliged and, as expected, KO'd the performance.

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Daz Dillinger Lil Peep Is a Warning ... Rx Pills Are Epidemic in Rap!!!

11/17/2017 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Daz Dillinger says Lil Peep's death should set off alarms -- prescription pill addiction isn't just a problem in hip-hop, it's part of the culture.

We got Tha Dogg Pound legend at LAX Thursday, and he reacted to emo rapper Lil Peep dying of what police suspect is an overdose. Daz says this needs to be the moment when artists quit glorifying pill popping, as Peep often did with Xanax and other meds.

While DD famously rapped back in the day about marijuana, especially on The Chronic, he says the danger is way higher today. 

Strange to hear Daz talk about rappers as role models -- but that's what he thinks it's gonna take to reverse the deadly opiod epidemic among young people.

Ric Flair Sues Ex-Manager You Stole My '30 for 30' Money!

11/17/2017 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Ric Flair claims he was supposed to pocket $25,000 for the ESPN "30 for 30" special on his life -- but his manager stole the money ... and now he's out for legal justice. 

Nature Boy is suing Legacy Talent and Entertainment -- the management company he used from 2009 until October 2017. 

Flair says he had a feeling something fishy was going down behind the scenes so he hired a lawyer to investigate his finances ... and realized he was missing huge amounts of cash. 

Among the missing money ... Flair says he learned Legacy Talent had received $25,000 from First Row Films, the production company behind Flair's "30 for 30" special. Flair claims he was never informed of the payment nor was given his cut. 

He also noticed a $12,000 royalty advance from Jake's Fireworks -- a company he signed an endorsement deal with earlier this year. 

Flair says he reached out to Legacy to find out why he never got the money and was told they were using the funds to pay legal bills. Flair is calling BS, saying he never authorized Legacy to do that. 

Flair says he's owed at least $46,000 -- and he wants his money back, asap. 

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