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George Lopez Yeah I Insulted Ivanka ... So What?!

3/24/2017 2:45 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

George Lopez doubled down on a disparaging comment he made about Ivanka Trump ... that "she's ready" to get pimped out. 

George was at LAX Friday when he got into it with our photog, Charlie, who asked the comedian if he had any regrets over his 2-word comment. You'll recall, George posted an Instagram video showing 2 dogs mating.

In the comment section, someone wrote, "Yo @georgelopez when we gonna pimp Ivanka because backpage is calling her name right now." George replied, "she's ready!"

George isn't backtracking an inch.

Shailene Woodley Cops Plea Deal in Pipeline Trespassing Case

3/24/2017 1:39 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Shailene Woodley struck a plea deal for trespassing during a Dakota Access Pipeline protest ... TMZ learned.

The "Divergent" star will plead guilty to 1 count of disorderly conduct. Prosecutors agreed to give her 1 year unsupervised probation ... this according to legal docs obtained by TMZ.

You'll recall she was among the 100 protesters on a construction site back in October ... 27 were arrested for refusing to leave.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Responds to R-Word Comment Over Special Olympics

3/24/2017 1:16 PM PDT

Arnold Schwarzenegger just schooled an Internet troll for mocking the Special Olympics, calling the participants the r-word.

A random guy posted this ... "The Special Olympics make no sense. The Olympics are for the best athletes in the entire world to compete against each other to determine who is the best. Having r****** competing is doing the opposite!"

The guy was responding to a video Arnold posted touting the athletes.

Arnold responded to the troll this way ... "it's a teachable moment. Right now, I guarantee you that these athletes have more courage, compassion, brains, skill -- actually, more of every positive human quality than you."

Arnold has a dog in the fight. His mother-in-law, Eunice Shriver, founded the Special Olympics and he's been active in the event for years.

Arnold had one other thing to say, "So take their path -- you could learn from them, and try to challenge yourself, to give back, to add something from the world."

The troll may have gotten his message ... it appears he deleted his comment.

Phaedra Parks & Apollo Nida Judge Says ... Not So Fast, You're Still Married!!!

3/24/2017 1:02 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0324_Phaedra-Parks_apollo-nida-tmzupdate_graphic_red_barPhaedra's rep Steve Honig tells us, "It’s very confusing why a man who is engaged and enjoys frequent visits with his fiancée would work so aggressively to avoid ending his marriage."

"Regardless, Phaedra is reviewing her options with her attorney to determine the most efficient path toward ending this marriage so she can move forward and focus on raising strong, healthy and happy children.”update_grey_gray_barPhaedra Parks' ride in the single lane has come to a screeching halt -- a judge tossed out her divorce judgment because it was unfair to Apollo Nida.

The judge said he was troubled by a number of things, including Phaedra "intentionally misspelling the parties names." 

In the docs -- obtained by TMZ -- hizzoner also said he was troubled Apollo was given the impression he would attend future divorce hearings from prison, which was always out of the question.

Apollo was also not informed of the final hearing or served with docs notifying him the divorce was final.

So, back to the drawing board.

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Rick Ross What, Me Worry? Hits Strip Club Before Court

3/24/2017 11:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The night before his big court hearing for allegedly kidnapping his groundskeeper, Rick Ross was being held hostage by a lot of shaking ass at a strip club.

Ross was at Club Platinum in Atlanta Thursday with Gucci Mane shooting the video for "She On My Dick." While Gucci is featured on the track, DJ Khaled, Young Dolph and Gucci's protege, Ralo, were there too and make cameos. 

We're told the shoot took about 5 hours and ended at 1 AM. We know hours later, Ross showed up to court Friday morning in Fayette County, GA to testify.

Ross didn't seem too worried throwing bills in the air the night before. Our source tells The Bawse also let the dancers keep the change.

WWE's Kane Running For Mayor ... In Tennessee

3/24/2017 11:02 AM PDT
Breaking News

0324-kane-wwe-01There could be a Big Red Mayor in Tennessee next year ... 'cause WWE legend Kane is running for office!!

The 7-foot, 323-pound superstar is prepping to chokeslam the political game in his local Knox County, according to WCYB in Tennessee.

Kane -- AKA Glenn Jacobs -- is a Republican and filed paperwork earlier this month, kick-starting the campaign process. The election won't take place until May 2018.

As a member of The Authority, Kane was voted Most Hated Wrestler of the Year by Pro Wrestling Illustrated in 2013.

Better hope those voters don't live in Knox County.

John Legend Luggage Stolen at JFK

3/24/2017 10:34 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

0324-john-legend-TMZ-03John Legend had a rough landing in NYC when someone at JFK airport stole his luggage with some very expensive items.

John arrived at JFK Thursday when a Delta greeter made a mistake and left his bag on the luggage cart. Someone grabbed the bag while it was left unattended.

We're told the bag contained a pair of Cartier Panther cuff links with clear and green stones, valued at $30k. The clothes inside were valued at $500, and there was a $500 pair of eyeglasses.

It's unclear if the thief knew he was stealing John Legend's suitcase.

Cops were able to use surveillance video to nab the culprit, and John got his bag back.

The police said the thief was John's livery driver, but Legend says that was not the case. We circled back with cops who say the thief was a livery driver who has had multiple problems with the law at JFK.

The story was first reported by the New York Daily News.

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NeNe Leakes My Contract's Gotta Be Richer than Kim's

3/24/2017 9:52 AM PDT

NeNe Leakes knows 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' producers would never say how much money Kim Zolciak is getting for her comeback, but NeNe thinks it's gotta be less than her booty.

We got NeNe at LAX Thursday where she told us there's a reason she should get a bigger check. It's funny ... Kim had her own reasons for thinking she's a bigger draw.

As we previously reported ... negotiations are underway for both NeNe and Kim to return as full-time cast members on season 10. It already seems like it's gonna be worth it.

Harrison Ford 'I'm the Schmuck Who Landed on the Taxiway'

3/24/2017 7:44 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Harrison Ford told the tower at John Wayne Airport, "I'm the schmuck who landed on the taxiway."

TMZ has obtained communications between Ford and the tower. The audio above is Ford on his cellphone with the tower immediately after he lands on the taxiway and the audio below is the radio communication between Ford and the Tower during his plane landing.

Ford explain why he was confused ... a combination of encountering turbulence from an Air Bus and getting distracted by a jet that was on the runway.

Harrison Ford landed his single engine plane on the taxiway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County last month, buzzing an American Airlines 737 also on the taxiway on his way down.

The FAA is investigating.

Kris Jenner Move Over, Homer Animated Kardashian TV on the Way!!!

3/24/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0323-kardashian-family-sketch-wm-4-swipeKris Jenner is pitching an animated television series featuring cartoonie Kim, KhloeKylie and the rest of the fam.

We've learned Kris had a meeting with Harvey Weinstein's company in L.A. earlier this month to pitch the show.  

We're told "the entire family" will be featured ... we're told it will not include Caitlyn.

Our sources say this is a primetime pitch ... and not for kids.  

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Kevin Gates Thrown Back in Jail on Release Day Over Felony Warrant

3/24/2017 6:08 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

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2:34 PM PT -- Kevin will remain behind bars without bond until he's extradited back to Illinois. 

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Rapper Kevin Gates got a kick in the face himself today, after he got re-arrested as authorities were about to let him out of jail.

Gates had just completed his sentence for kicking a woman in the face at a Florida show back in 2015. He was sentenced to 6 months but was scheduled to get out a month early.

Today was the day Kevin would taste freedom again, but as he was being processed out of jail authorities found an outstanding weapons-related warrant, so he went back inside the pokey.

Gates has a hearing set for later today. It's unclear what will happen.

Taraji P. Henson & Nia Long Beef Started with Bloody Joke

3/24/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0324-taraji-henson-nia-long-tmzTaraji P. Henson jokingly asked Nia Long if she was on her period after she went nuts on a fellow cast member ... and that's what set off their raging feud on the set of "Empire."

Production sources tell TMZ ... Nia showed up late shortly after beginning her stint on the show, prompting one of the male actors to joke, "Damn, why are you on black people time?"

We're told that sent Nia into a rage ... chewing the guy out. The actor told her it was just a joke but she continued berating him ... and that's when Taraji fired back -- "What are you, on your period? Is it that time, girlfriend?"

Things got super heated ... and it set the tone for a relationship that was barely civil. Taraji has always been super protective of the cast and crew and everyone was in her corner.

TMZ broke the story ... the hair and makeup crew filed a complaint against Nia for mistreating them. She maintains the allegations are bogus.

Prankster Busted for Eating Pancakes IN. THE. MIDDLE. OF. AN. INTERSECTION!!!

3/24/2017 9:01 AM PDT

0324_guy_eating_pancakes_in_traffic 2So it's true -- you're not you when you're hungry ... as this guy showed by setting up shop IN THE MIDDLE OF TRAFFIC to gobble some syrup-soaked pancakes!!

Lakeland PD in Florida say this 21-year-old man confessed to setting up reservations for 1 in the middle of an intersection. The incident went down Tuesday but video's just surfacing now after the LPD posted it on its Facebook page.

According to cops, the man pulled off the stunt before cops arrived. He was later identified as Kairon Thomas, who lives about 100 yards from the incident. He was arrested and charged with placing an obstruction in the roadway and disrupting traffic flow.

Quite the flap ... jack.

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