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Meek Mill Even Governor Says ... Let Him Out on Bail!!!

3/23/2018 2:50 PM PDT
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Meek Mill now has the Governor of Pennsylvania in his corner, adding a pretty powerful voice to the big push to get him out of prison ASAP -- but Meek's team is frustrated with the lack of progress.

Governor Tom Wolf says he's in full support of the Philly D.A.'s stance that Meek should be released on bail while a decision is made on several motions ... including whether Judge Genece Brinkley should be removed from the case, and whether Meek's 2-4 year prison sentence should be overturned.

TMZ broke the story ... Meek's team filed docs demanding his release, citing the police corruption scandal involving his arresting officer. Prosecutors also filed docs saying they would NOT stand in the way of his release on bail.

Meek's attorney, Joe Tacopina, tells TMZ ... they're grateful for Gov. Wolf's support, and can't understand why Judge Brinkley has yet to rule on their motions.

Tacopina adds, "Never in my career have I ever seen a Governor and District Attorney publicly state that a defendant should be granted bail, yet Meek still remains wrongfully imprisoned.”

Jonah Hill's Brother Nitrous Canisters All Over His Room At Time of His Death

3/23/2018 2:19 PM PDT

Music manager Jordan Feldstein -- Jonah Hill's older brother -- had Whip-It! canisters all over the room where he was found dead ... according to the Coroner's Office.

In the docs, the Coroner says Jordan had multiple canisters of nitrous strewn about his bedroom when first responders arrived. The report includes toxicology results, which show he had only trace amounts of a cocaine metabolite in his urine. Also, he tested negative for any alcohol in his system.

As we reported ... Jordan had called 911 in December, and when EMTs arrived he was found unresponsive on his bed. The Coroner's report says someone on the scene told officers Jordan had been abusing nitrous oxide for about a month. 

Jordan managed Maroon 5, Miguel and Robin Thicke. He was 40.

DMX Y'all Gon' Make Me Serve Some Time ...

3/23/2018 1:49 PM PDT

DMX is gonna have the book thrown at him in his tax evasion case, if federal prosecutors get their way ... TMZ has learned.

According to docs, the U.S. District Attorney's Office is recommending the rapper get the max -- 5 years in prison -- when he's sentenced next week. Prosecutors are urging the judge to "send the message" to X that "star power doesn't entitle someone to a free pass."

TMZ broke the story ... DMX struck a plea in November. He entered a guilty plea to one count of tax evasion, and avoided seriously hard time -- up to 40 years.

X was feeling good about the case after the deal, but since then he's been sent back to jail for failing a drug test -- and now prosecutors want to make sure he learns a lesson.

In docs, prosecutors say he's been "on a one-man crime spree for the past 30 years."

He does have a lot of mug shots. Sentencing goes down next Wednesday. 

Russell Simmons Sued For Threatening Woman's Son, Raping Her ... He Issues Strong Denial

3/23/2018 12:57 PM PDT
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1:38 PM PT -- Russell tells TMZ, "I vehemently deny all the allegations made against me. They have shocked me to my core as I have never been abusive or violent in any way in my relations with women. I have submitted myself to multiple lie detector tests."

Simmons continues, "I denied forced sex and sexual harassment allegations brought against me in each test; I also answered no to the question, 'Have you ever physically forced any woman to have sexual intercourse?' I passed all of the lie detector tests."

A woman who claims she attended a concert with Russell Simmons claims the media mogul raped her, and she's suing.

The woman has filed as a Jane Doe and, in her suit, says she was chaperoning her son -- who was in elementary school -- at a hip-hop concert ... when Simmons approached and invited them backstage to meet the headliner. She says they accepted the offer, and afterward ... Simmons invited her to a party at the Clarion Hotel in the Los Angeles area.

She says she dropped off her kid, then hung with Simmons at a hotel bar and a nightclub. According to the suit, obtained by TMZ, he eventually told her he needed to go to his hotel room to "get something." She says when they got there, he closed the door and said, "I'm going to f**k you."

When she said no, she claims Simmons fired back, "I am going to f**k you or I'm going to f**k your son. You decide." In the suit, she says, Simmons then threw her on the bed and raped her.

She's says at least one person in the hotel saw her leave Simmons' room in tears. She's suing for at least $10 million. Daily Mail first reported the lawsuit.

As we've reported, more than a dozen women have accused Simmons of varying forms of sexual misconduct. Jennifer Jarosik filed a $5 million suit against him in January ... also for rape.

We've reached out to Russell's camp regarding the Jane Doe case, but no word back yet.

Jim Carrey Shades Prez Trump With 'Fifty Shades of Decay'

3/23/2018 1:22 PM PDT

Jim Carrey's brush knows no executive bounds ... he sketched President Trump as a sexual deviant who's halfway to baldness.

The comedian posted yet another piece of his artwork on Twitter, and this time he goes after 45 in a piece Carrey dubbed "Fifty Shades of Decay." Carrey sketches Trump on top of a blonde woman, who is pulling what's left of his hair. And for good measure ... the presidential seal covers Trump's ass.

Carrey's clearly poking the Prez where it hurts ... and right now all the rage seems to surround the alleged affairs he had with Karen McDougal and Stormy Daniels, who is a blonde and got $130k in hush money.

It's not the first time Carrey's taken a stab at the Trump administration. He made Sarah Huckabee Sanders look pretty monstrous. Is Trump Jr. next?

Amber Rose Confirms Split With 21 Savage

3/23/2018 12:57 PM PDT

Amber Rose and 21 Savage are officially over ... but it doesn't seem like she's ready to let the rapper go. 

Amber was a guest on "Big Boy's Neighborhood" radio show Friday and Big Boy asked point-blank if she was single. Amber didn't reply with a single yes or no ... instead said she wasn't ready to label herself single because she's still in love with the rapper and thinks about him every day.

There have been rumors for weeks now that the two were done. They began hooking up early last summer and things seemed serious. Amber professed she wanted to marry the rapper and went as far buying him a $50k promise ring.

Amber blamed the breakup on the fame game, but says she hopes her and 21 can still work things out in the future. One thing's for sure, it's a touchy subject.

Nikolas Cruz's Brother Body Cam Footage Shows Arrest At Marjory Stoneman Douglas

3/23/2018 10:48 AM PDT

Zachary Cruz, the younger brother of Florida shooter Nikolas Cruz, is seen on video -- obtained by TMZ -- outside the very school where Nikolas slaughtered 17 people.

Zachary was arrested for trespassing, this after he's caught on tape telling officers he was there to "take it all in." That was enough for cops to take his backpack and search for possible weapons.

The video shows a calm, mild-mannered 18-year-old wearing nondescript clothes -- a white t-shirt, baseball cap and headphones. Cops say he had been skateboarding on the grounds of Stoneman Douglas High School.  

It seems cops were, at first, willing to let Cruz go with just a warning, but as other officers arrived it became clear he was on the property several times before and was warned to stay away. That's when police had a change of heart and decided to cuff him and take him in.

It's clear police knew Zachary's brother was Nikolas Cruz. You hear the connection in the dispatch audio.

Tavis Smiley Sent Porn to Coworkers ... PBS Claims in Countersuit

3/23/2018 12:55 PM PDT
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Ex-PBS host Tavis Smiley just got hit with a countersuit from his former employer, and it lays out the allegations of sexual misconduct ... which include sex with employees and sending porn to coworkers.

PBS filed its suit Friday in Washington, DC claiming Smiley engaged in a pattern of sexual misconduct over years. The network hired an investigator after Smiley was initially suspended when employees made claims. In the suit, PBS says it discovered Smiley had multiple sexual encounters with subordinates, made unwanted sexual advances and commented on subordinates' body parts.

According to a witness, PBS says Smiley told one female subordinate, he "would like to see her on her back more often." He also allegedly admitted he "may" have sent pornographic photos to coworkers.

Smiley's show was eventually cancelled, and, as we've reported ... he filed suit against PBS for "trumped up" sexual harassment allegations against him that he claims were racially motivated.

In its suit, PBS is seeking $1.9 million in salary it says it paid Smiley for 2 seasons.

Michael Bennett Allegedly Injured Elderly Paraplegic Woman ... Faces 10 Yrs. In Prison

3/23/2018 11:35 AM PDT
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Philadelphia Eagles star Michael Bennett was charged a felony after allegedly injuring an elderly paraplegic woman at the Super Bowl last year.

Bennett, 32, was indicted by a Harris County, TX Grand Jury after being accused of pushing a 66-year-old female NRG Stadium employee who was controlling access to the field at Super Bowl 51.

Michael's brother, Martellus, was a member of the Patriots ... who won the game.

According to the Harris County Texas District Attorney, Bennett "shoved his way on to the field where players were gathering to celebrate."

The charge ... "injury to the elderly, includes intentionally and knowingly, causing bodily injury to a person 65 years or older."

If convicted, Bennett faces up to 10 years in prison, and a $10k fine.

Harris County has issued a warrant for M.B.'s arrest.

1:10 PM PT -- The Eagles just released the following statement ... “We are aware of the situation involving Michael Bennett and are in the process of gathering more information. Because this is an ongoing legal matter, we will have no further comment at this time.”

March for Our Lives Patriots Send Team Jet for Students ... Parents & Teachers, Too!!!

3/23/2018 11:17 AM PDT
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The New England Patriots went above and beyond for the Parkland, FL students ... sending the team jet to fly them to D.C. for this weekend's March for Our Lives.

Owner Robert Kraft reportedly made the gesture at the request of AZ Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Marjory Stoneman Douglas students got a taste of the Tom Brady life ... along with their parents and some of their teachers. Theater teacher Melody Herzfeld, in the middle of this pic, huddled in a closet with her students on Feb. 14 when the shooting began.

Everyone seemed grateful for the Patriots' charitable move ... posting pics from the tarmac and onboard the jet.

Even Jets fans can't hate on the Pats for this.

Keshia Knight Pulliam's Ex to Judge Don't Let Famous CTE Doc Take Stand ... He Don't Know Me!!!

3/23/2018 11:14 AM PDT

Keshia Knight Pulliam's ex says no way in hell a famous CTE doctor should be allowed to testify in their divorce case ... claiming the Dr. never treated him.

Ed Hartwell filed legal docs in Fulton County, Georgia asking the judge NOT to allow Keshia's legal team to use Dr. Bennet Omalu as an expert witness. Omalu, of course, is the real-life doctor who inspired the Will Smith movie, "Concussion." 

In docs, obtained by TMZ, Ed -- who played 6 seasons in the NFL -- claims Keshia's playing dirty by bringing Dr. Omalu in at the last minute, and, even worse -- Omalu never examined or interviewed Ed, and to Ed's knowledge, has not reviewed his medical records.

This is the latest in their nasty divorce case. As we reported ... Ed filed for divorce and Keshia shot back, asking that Ed undergo a mental evaluation ... claiming he wanted to kill their unborn baby.

NFL's Zay Jones Family Forking Out $20k for Damages From Bizarre, Bloody Arrest

3/23/2018 10:24 AM PDT

Zay Jones won't face criminal charges for shattering a penthouse window because his family is covering the cost for repairs ... TMZ Sports has learned.

According to the L.A. County District Attorney ... there was no proof the Bills wide receiver acted with malice or wrongful intent. That seems odd, considering the video we got of Jones running naked in the hallway of the downtown L.A. building right before he kicked out the 30th floor window.

However, the D.A. also says the building wasn't looking to press charges ... most likely because Zay's family was extremely cooperative and told the building manager they'd cover the damages. According to docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, that's about $20,000.

We broke the story ... Jones was arrested Monday night for felony vandalism after getting into a naked altercation with his brother, Cayleb Jones of the Minnesota Vikings ... breaking the window and bleeding all over the hallways.

The Bills and the NFL still haven't said if Zay will face any league punishment.

Lamar Odom No Bad Blood with Khloe's Sisters ... Most of Them, Anyway

3/23/2018 9:56 AM PDT

Lamar Odom didn't bolt in the other direction when he ended up face-to-face with Khloe Kardashian's sisters -- he actually went out of his way to have a convo with them ... TMZ has learned.

We broke the story ... Kourtney KardashianKendall and Kylie Jenner walked into Mr Chow Thursday night in Bev Hills while Lamar was already there enjoying a meal. Obviously, severe awkwardness could have ensued, but sources in the restaurant tell us LO walked up to their table.

We're told the former in-laws all chatted and exchanged positive words. It wasn't a lengthy meet and greet -- Lamar was on his way out -- but a family source tells us the sisters were happy to see him out and doing well. We're told all 3 feel no bad blood toward Khloe's ex.

It could have been way different if Kim or Khloe were there -- at least based on the major shading that went down earlier this year. Lamar did an interview saying his marriage was over when Khloe moved on to "her second or third NBA player." Kim fired back it was over when he got caught at his "second or third brothel."

No such fireworks, though, from Kylie, Kourt and Kendall. As our source put it, "Everyone has moved on with their lives." 

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