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Taylor Swift Accused Stalker Gets Probation Plus GPS Monitoring

4/2/2018 1:48 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The guy who was busted for hounding Taylor Swift all over Texas is getting off with probation -- but for a long time, with several strings attached.

Frank Andrew Hoover was busted in 2016 after he showed up at one of her gigs in Austin. Prosecutors say he'd also been sending terrifying emails to Taylor's father, including one where he threatened to "end" her whole family. Taylor already had a protective order against him at the time.

Hoover pled guilty to repeatedly violating the order, and Monday he was sentenced to 10 years probation. Additionally, his whereabouts will be monitored by GPS for at least the first year. He has to stay a mile away from Taylor and her family.

Hoover also has to complete psychological testing, and attend substance abuse classes, surrender all firearms and undergo random drug testing. 

If he doesn't follow the probation rules to a T, he could be immediately tossed behind bars.

Van Jones I Went Full Fanboy for Winnie Mandela

4/2/2018 3:17 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

When Van Met Winnie, it was nothing like Harry and Sally ... but CNN host Van Jones still got an unforgettable story out of it.

We got the CNN host Monday at LAX as he was heading to Memphis to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. He also reflected on Winnie Mandela's death ... and the moment he, unexpectedly, came face-to-face with her. 

As we reported, Nelson Mandela's wife died Monday after a lengthy battle with illness -- and even though her life was filled with scandals, Van says it's hard to judge her.

He also told us why he's sure activists like Winnie and Dr. King would be proud of what's happening in America and around the world, right now.

DMX Ordered to Pay Uncle Sam Millions ... In Tax Evasion Case

4/2/2018 1:54 PM PDT

DMX got bad news from the judge in his tax evasion case ... he's going to be a lot lighter in the wallet -- like more than $2 mil lighter.

X will have to fork over $2.3 million in restitution to Uncle Sam. The judge is allowing him to pay in monthly installments of 10% of his gross monthly income started 2 months after he gets sprung from the big house.

And, speaking of the big house, the judge is recommending that the rapper serve his 1 year at the Danbury Federal Correctional Facility ... the prison that became the inspiration for "Orange is the New Black."  It's also where Teresa Giudice served her time.

One more thing ... DMX must participate in an outpatient substance abuse program and an outpatient mental health program.

Blac Chyna Stroller Fight 'Victim' Comes Forward ... Claims Chyna's BF Punched Her

4/2/2018 1:16 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Blac Chyna's 18-year-old boyfriend allegedly attacked two teen girls at Six Flags just minutes before Chyna was seen throwing her daughter's stroller around like a weapon.

We got Alexis, who's also 18, speaking out for the first time about Sunday's melee, which she says started when she spotted Chyna's daughter, Dream, in a stroller. Alexis says Dream was being pushed by a nanny and Alexis complimented the nanny on how cute Dream was.

Alexis claims she patted Dream's hand, which Chyna noticed and warned her not to touch the kid ... and 15 minutes later threatened to whoop her ass.

Alexis claims a physical altercation started with Chyna's bf, YBN Almighty Jay, punching her and her sister several times. Alexis claims she never traded blows with Chyna, and Six Flags security quickly intervened, advising everyone to go on their way without filing a report.  

A source close to Chyna tells us the reality star snapped because Alexis called her a "hood rat." Alexis denies that.

Donald Trump Jr. My Wife & I Are Egg-cellent ... Amid Divorce

4/2/2018 11:43 AM PDT

Donald Trump Jr. and his estranged wife, Vanessa, are getting a divorce, but you wouldn't be able to tell from the photo above, taken Monday at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

The couple put on a united front on the White House lawn, where their 5 kids and about 30,000 others participated in the annual tradition of rolling Easter eggs across the South Lawn. 

It was their first public outing since Vanessa filed for divorce last month and news of DJT Jr.'s alleged affair with Danity Kane singer Aubrey O'Day surfaced, but not their first hang. They spent Spring Break with their kids at Mar-a-Lago last week.

It's pretty amazing Vanessa went to the event. As we reported, she hates politics and the spotlight that comes with it.

Kendra Wilkinson Confirms Split With Hank Baskett In Emotional Video

4/2/2018 11:44 AM PDT

Kendra Wilkinson says she and NFL star husband Hank Baskett are officially no more in an emotional video.

Wilkinson posted several videos Monday after rumors swirled in recent months of ongoing issues in their relationship that signaled a split was imminent. 

She also broke down in tears on video recounting her time with Hank, saying she'll always love him and, "I did everything I could."

She and Hank have 2 kids together -- 8-year-old Hank IV, and 3-year-old Alijah. The couple got hitched in 2009 at the Playboy Mansion -- with Hugh Hefner and her other 'Girls Next Door' castmates in attendance. When we saw Kendra last week in Calabasas, she tried to keep a positive outlook ... but she was, pretty obviously, stressed. 

Hank was allegedly involved in a 2014 affair with a transgender model while Kendra was 8 months pregnant. Word is ... the scandal dogged their relationship until the end.

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Kendrick Lamar Buys Humble Calabasas Crib

4/2/2018 11:21 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

Kendrick Lamar is dipping his feet into investment real estate with the purchase of a $2.65 million crib in Calabasas.

The "Humble" rapper just bought the 6-bedroom, 6-bathroom 5,400 square foot pad in Calabasas.

Kendrick's an L.A. native and is known as a smart spender ... buying his sister a Toyota for her birthday last year. 

Our sources say Kendrick will not live in the home ... it's strictly for investment. Truth be told, entertainers who use their money to buy investment properties almost always score big over time.

The pad comes with a pool, giant backyard, double-sided fireplaces and a home gym.

Kendrick was repped by Kathy Tyndall of Re/Max Estate Properties in the sale ... Jennifer Winchell of Rodeo Realty sold the home.

Staying humble and living vicariously through his own lyrics.

 

Rob Gronkowski Surprises Fan Awaiting 2nd Heart Transplant

4/2/2018 11:34 AM PDT
Breaking News

She wished for Gronk ... SHE GOT GRONK!!

Lauren Meizo -- a hardcore Patriots fan waiting for her 2nd heart transplant in 5 years -- got a helluva surprise Monday when Rob Gronkowski and his brother, Gordie, visited her in the hospital! 

27-year-old Meizo had made a YouTube video saying her wish was to meet the Pats tight end and begged her friends to share the message with anyone who knew Gronk. 

Her plan worked ... the video went viral and Gronk answered the call -- rolling up to the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Massachusetts with his brother Gordie to hang with Lauren! 

"Surprised Lauren Meizo w @gronk," Gordie posted on Instagram ... "It was great you allowed us to have a meet and greet with you! #gronksandwich #meizostrong."

FYI, Meizo has been living in the hospital for the past 3 months awaiting her heart transplant and a kidney transplant. 

Get well soon! 

Blac Chyna I Went Nuts at Six Flags 'Cause I Got Called a Hood Rat

4/2/2018 11:02 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Blac Chyna's Six Flags stroller freak-out started when some kid touched her baby girl -- and all hell broke loose when one phrase was uttered in her direction ... "hood rat."

Sources close to the situation tell TMZ that the girl who made contact with baby Dream began shouting at Chyna shortly afterward, calling her the derogatory term. That girl began inching closer to Chyna as well, causing BC's entourage to step in to block Chyna.

We're told the instigating girl ended up pushing one of Chyna's friends, and a fistfight broke out. Meanwhile, Dream and King were both whisked away by their nanny before all the mayhem.

As we reported ... Chyna addressed the public meltdown by saying she was simply defending her daughter, and expressed she would protect her children "at all costs."

While it would seem that Dream's safety would be enough to set Chyna off, it appears that the final trigger was the term "hood rat."

Meek Mill Judge Shuts Him Down No Bail for You!!!

4/2/2018 10:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Meek Mill will remain locked up for the time being, because the judge in his case just shut down his bid to be released on bail.

Judge Genece Brinkley didn't give reasons for her decision, but it came amidst pressure to open the prison doors for the rapper ... who has been in prison since November for a probation violation.  Meek's team has argued Judge Brinkley is biased and bears a grudge against him.

Meek's lawyer, Joe Tacopina, tells TMZ, "This ruling from Judge Genece Brinkley simply reaffirms the fact she has turned Meek Mill's case into a personal vendetta."

Tacopina goes on ... "In spite of the recommendations from the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, which was supported by Governor Tom Wolf, the judge continues to stand alone in supporting Officer Reginald Graham's perjured testimony as well as his criminal behavior that has been documented."

In docs, Judge Brinkley defends herself ... saying there's NO reason for her to recuse herself from the case. She says there's "zero evidence" she ever asked Meek to give her a shout out in a song, as Meek's team has repeatedly claimed.

She also defends Meek's 2-4 year sentence, saying it was his 5th probation violation, he'd admitted drug use and failed to adhere to travel protocol.

Meek's legal team is appealing to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in an attempt to secure his release.

Tiger Woods' Ex-GF Threatened Over NDA

4/2/2018 9:21 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tiger Woods got his ex-girlfriend Kristin Smith to sign a non-disclosure agreement to make sure she kept her mouth shut about their nuclear breakup ... but she wants out of their deal -- and now they're locked in a nasty legal war. 

TMZ Sports has learned ... Woods and Smith (who dated from 2015 to 2017) are currently in arbitration -- and sources familiar with the situation tell us it's all over a non-disclosure agreement. 

We're told Smith believes Woods cheated on her in 2017 and that's what ended their relationship. To save himself from another embarrassing sex-fueled PR nightmare, we're told Woods offered Smith money to sign an NDA, but it's unclear if she ever accepted it. 

But now, something's changed ... and Smith is trying to invalidate the NDA claiming it's not enforceable.

Our sources say Smith claims Woods has threatened to release embarrassing pictures of her if she doesn't honor the NDA -- and the situation has escalated enough to get lawyers involved.

Of course, Woods' history of cheating is no secret -- with his ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, divorcing the golfer after it came out he was nailing all sorts of women behind her back.

We reached out to Woods for comment -- so far, no word back. 

Jared Fogle Sues Judge Wanna Lock Me Up? Pay Me $57 Million!!

4/2/2018 9:28 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jared Fogle wants a ton of cash from the judges and prosecutors who sent to him to prison for child pornography ... TMZ has learned.

Fogle's failed to get out of prison with a slew of motions he's filed in the last year, but now he's going for the financial jugular instead -- saying federal prosecutors did him wrong when they charged him with conspiracy to receive pictures of minors.

Fogle's taken issue with this charge ... it was the basis of most of his failed appeals. He's now teamed up with 2 other inmates to file this civil suit against prosecutors.

He's suing for at least $57 million ... which he says is triple the damage to the career he lost when he was arrested. His co-plaintiffs, by the way, are suing for way more ... up to $114 million.

Mary Carey Stormy Gave It Up for Trump, Not Me And We Did Porn Together!!!

4/2/2018 7:29 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Stormy Daniels was a total bitch to her porn co-star, Mary Carey, according to Mary ... but she's still Team Stormy when it comes to Donald Trump.

We got Mary at LAX, and she made it perfectly clear, she has a stormy past with Daniels ... flat-out telling us she was a "really big bitch" to me. The dynamic boob duo first worked together in 2002 -- pre-Trump -- and as Mary remembers it, the future Prez got way more action than she did.

Her choice of words is priceless, and has a lot to do with glass toys. Just watch (headphones would be best), and remember ... Mary ran, seriously, for governor of California.

Despite their rocky history, Mary admitted she admires how Stormy's taking on Trump. She actually called her a "genius." It doesn't sound like it's about politics, though ... just Benjamins.

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