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Lil Pump Tear Gas Attack During Concert Sends Fans Scrambling

11/16/2018 2:02 PM PST
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2:38 PM PT -- We just got video of Pump taken right after the gas was released, he's close to unconscious and getting treated by medics. Luckily, he recovered to get on top of his tour bus and finish the show.

2:25 PM PT -- A spokesperson for the Nottingham Police Department tells us they got a call around 9:30 PM for a reported smoke flare inside the venue. We're told at least two people are getting treated for minor injuries. Lil Pump's show came to a screeching halt after someone tossed tear gas into the crowd ... sending fans scrambling and gasping for air.

Pump was performing at Rock City in Nottingham, United Kingdom Friday when what witnesses describe as tear gas started to fill the auditorium. It's currently unclear who launched the attack.

Pump, his crew and everyone else inside the building quickly evacuated ... but he started the party right back up.

Once outside, Pump hopped on top of his tour bus and performed "I Love It" -- his song with Kanye West -- for his fans ... who seemed unfazed by what went down just minutes before. 

Police and paramedics are currently on scene, but so far, it doesn't seem like there are any serious injuries. 

Law enforcement sources tell us the incident was not terrorism. 

Story Developing ... 

Lisa Vanderpump Special Place at Gala for Dogs Affected by Woolsey Wildfire

11/16/2018 2:09 PM PST
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Lisa Vanderpump's opened her heart and wallet for dogs all over the world ... but those affected by the California wildfire are a plight that hits close to home, and she's doing her best to help.

The 'RHOBH' star tells TMZ ... her annual Vanderpump Dog Foundation Fundraising Gala was once again an incredible success thanks to several familiar faces who, as she puts it, know how to walk the walk. As we reported ... a portion of the proceeds will go to animals affected by the California wildfires.  

It's truly incredible the work Lisa's done to help man's best friend ... from her gala to opening a sanctuary in China that's already adopted nearly 800 dogs. 

We also talked to Lisa about how a very tough 2018 for her personally has meant less time with her 'Housewives' castmates -- on camera and off.

However, LV made it clear ... you're getting the wrong idea if you think her reduced time on 'RHOBH' means she's leaving the show. She told us exactly where her loyalties lie and why.  

Beto O'Rourke Not Closing Door On 2020 Presidential Run

11/16/2018 10:46 AM PST
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It sounds like Beto O'Rourke is noodling a run for The White House in 2020, because the Congressman is not shutting down rumors he may challenge Donald Trump for the Presidency. 

We got Beto Friday strolling around Capitol Hill and asked him straight-up if he's planning to run for Prez in 2020 ... and the rocker-turned-politician left the door wide open. 

Beto is fresh off losing to Sen. Ted Cruz in the midterm election, so he says he hasn't given 2020 a whole bunch of thought ... these days he seems to have daddy duties on the brain.

One thing's for sure ... Beto is glad CNN reporter Jim Acosta got his White House press credentials back, and he's taking a stand against Trump labeling the media as an enemy of the people. 

  

Ex-Boise State RB Jack Fields Jr. Killed After Allegedly Stabbing Officer

11/16/2018 1:58 PM PST
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Ex-Boise State running back Jack Fields Jr. was shot and killed by a cop at a Georgia hotel on Thursday ... after cops say he stabbed the deputy several times while resisting arrest.

According to multiple reports, cops responded to the Residence Inn in Augusta for a "trouble with subject" call at around 8 PM when Sheriff's Deputy Stephan Psillos found Fields in the hotel lobby.

When Psillos went to handcuff Fields, he allegedly grabbed a knife from his coat and stabbed the officer multiple times ... according to a release by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

The officer then fought back by shooting Fields with his gun. The 25-year-old was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Psillos was rushed to a nearby hospital ... where he's receiving treatment for his injuries.

Fields played for the Broncos from 2012-15 ... and made news after punching his teammate unconscious in a locker room altercation in February 2015.

Olivia Culpo Rocks Amendola's Birthday Rolex & Skin-Tight Leather Pants

11/16/2018 11:27 AM PST

Olivia Culpo wasn't lyin' when she said she was keeping Danny Amendola's birthday present ... rockin' her ex's $12,000 Rolex and a bad ass leather outfit in Miami!!

The gorgeous model shaded the Dolphins star on social media after he was spotted flirting with a sports reporter on the beach last month ... saying she was gonna keep the flashy watch for herself.

Not only was O.C. sporting her ex-boo's ex-birthday present ... she was wearing skin-tight leather pants that would make Olivia Newton-John's "Grease" character jealous ... along with a black hoodie, leather jacket and black beanie.

As for Culpo's next move ... it sounds like she's not jumping right back onto the dating scene ... telling reporters at the CMA Awards she's not looking for a replacement just yet. 

Brett Kavanaugh Part Of The Gang ... Hanging With RBG & Co.

11/16/2018 11:08 AM PST

Brett Kavanaugh is wearing his emotions on his sleeve again ... this time the newest member of the United States Supreme Court is looking pretty thrilled to be sitting with other Justices, including Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Kavanaugh popped a squat next to Neil Gorsuch, and the two men appointed by President Trump looked buddy-buddy as several Justices sat in on an event for the Medal of Freedom.

RBG also showed up, seemingly indestructible. She hardly missed a beat after falling and breaking 3 ribs

No word on whether Kavanaugh is planning to crush a few beers with Gorsuch and RBG after the ceremony.

Fetty Wap I'll Collab with Tekashi Again ... Shootings Don't Scare Me

11/16/2018 10:59 AM PST
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Fetty Wap thinks artists shouldn't be afraid to work with Tekashi69, despite the bullets that seem to fly wherever he goes ... and, in fact, Fetty's down to collab with him right now. 

We got Fetty Thursday in L.A. and he told us he isn't fazed by the shooting on the set of Tekashi's music vid with Kanye West and Nicki Minaj. Fetty -- who recorded "KEKE" with Tekashi earlier this year -- went on to tell us why artists would be foolish to cut themselves off from 6ix9ine.

TMZ broke the story ... 2 gunmen opened fire last week at the Beverly Hills home where Tekashi was shooting a music vid, halting production and resulting in a huge financial loss for the record label.

Apparently, that's not enough for Fetty to distance himself -- even though Tekashi himself decided it was time to make sweeping changes on his team. 

Check out the clip ... ya gotta see Fetty's reaction to Kanye bailing from the scene of the shooting. 

L.A. High-Speed Chase CHP Takes Down Suspect ... With Perfect Form Tackle

11/16/2018 10:14 AM PST

Forget NCAA, NFL or CFL, the most impressive tackle you're gonna see all year was made by a California Highway Patrol officer during a high-speed chase just moments ago ... AND IT WAS NASTY.

It went down near Seal Beach, CA after a suspect allegedly jacked a truck, then led law enforcement on a wild chase that ended up on foot after a perfectly executed PIT maneuver.

Here's the thing, the perp had a CLEAR head start on the po-po ... but one officer not only WALKED HIM DOWN, but then executed a takedown tackle that would make Khalil Mack jealous. 

(Shout-out to the NBC4 chopper pilot ... for being in perfect position to catch the hit.)

The Rams defense has been looking a little shaky lately ... they might wanna find this guy and give him a call ... seriously.

Joe Perry Back In the Saddle After Medical Emergency

11/16/2018 9:17 AM PST
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Joe Perry is back in the saddle again ... because we've learned the famed Aerosmith guitarist is finally home after being hospitalized following a scary scene at a concert. 

Sources close to Joe tell TMZ ... Perry was released from the hospital Thursday and is now home resting. 

We broke the story ... Joe collapsed backstage last weekend after a guest gig with Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden, and paramedics wheeled Joe out on a stretcher. 

We're told doctors ran a series of tests and determined the 68-year-old was suffering from a combo of allergies and fatigue. We're told Joe's had breathing issues his whole life.  

It's great news for Aerosmith fans ... with Joe on the mend, the band's upcoming Vegas residency is still a go. 

CNN's Jim Acosta Back at White House ... After Court Victory

11/16/2018 9:50 AM PST
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10:14 AM PT -- Trump just addressed the situation, and he issues a stern warning to reporters like Acosta ... follow the rules or end up back in court. 

9:49 AM PT -- Acosta hit the ground running, and is already back at the White House just hours after his victory.

9:20 AM PT -- Sounds like the White House fully intends to challenge the judge's ruling. Sarah Sanders said, "In response to the court, we will temporarily reinstate the reporter's hard pass." 

"Temporarily" being the keyword there.

Sanders added, "We will also further develop rules and processes to ensure fair and orderly press conferences in the future. There must be decorum at the White House."

Translation: They're not done battling Acosta.

President Trump had it out for CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta ... so says a federal judge who has just ordered The White House to give Acosta his press credentials back. 

The judge didn't buy the White House party line, because it shifted from Acosta making contact with a W.H. intern as the basis for its decision, to Acosta's "general conduct."

The judge did not base his core ruling off the First Amendment but rather the Due Process clause of the 5th Amendment. The judge said the decision to revoke the pass was "so shrouded in mystery that the government could not tell me ... who made the decision."

The judge went on to say Trump has no obligation to call on Acosta during White House news conferences but Acosta has a right to due process before his hard pass can be revoked. 

CNN and its chief White House reporter, Jim Acosta, sued Trump Tuesday after Acosta's hard pass was yanked following aggressive questioning last week during a press conference ... Trump and Co. pulled his pass after he made contact with a White House intern, who was trying to take the mic away from him.

CNN argued in court Trump was infringing on Acosta's 1st and 5th Amendment rights by pulling his press pass, adding the real reason behind the move is his extreme hatred for CNN.

For his part, Trump's White House lawyers responded by saying the Prez can pick and choose who gets on White House grounds to cover his administration.

Originally Published -- 7:28 AM PT

Diddy Unbreakable Bond with Kim Porter

11/16/2018 1:00 AM PST
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Diddy is destroyed over the death of his ex, Kim Porter ... because even though they broke up years ago they were still a very tight family. 

Sources close to Diddy say he never stopped interacting with Kim, despite breaking up way back in 2007. We're told their connection went beyond the fact they were co-parenting 3 kids ... they genuinely had love and affection for each other. 

They celebrated holidays as a family, vacationed together and just hung out ... and there was never an extended period where they were at odds with each other.

 

Perhaps the most telling example of their ongoing union ... they never had a formal custody agreement. They accommodated each other's schedules when it came to the kids -- and it always worked.  

TMZ broke the story ... Porter was found dead at her Toluca Lake home Thursday, and the emergency dispatch revealed a call came in for a patient in cardiac arrest. A source told us Porter was recently sick with pneumonia.

She leaves behind their 20-year-old son, Christian, and twin, 11-year-old daughters Jessie James and D'Lila ... as well as 27-year-old Quincy whose dad is Al B. Sure!

Porter was 47 years old. 

William Goldman 'Princess Bride' Writer Dead at 87

11/16/2018 8:02 AM PST
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William Goldman -- the screenwriter who made tumbling down a hill romantic in the classic "The Princess Bride" -- has died.

Goldman, who also won Oscars for writing "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "All the President's Men," died Thursday night in his Manhattan home following complications from colon cancer and pneumonia, this according to multiple outlets.

He was surrounded by family and friends. Goldman's health had been deteriorating as of late but had worsened over the summer.

Goldman's hit 'Princess Bride' featured a star-studded cast that included Robin Wright, Billy Crystal and Andre the Giant. No doubt Goldman will be best remembered for concocting a battle of wits with a Sicilian, and imagining Westley the stable boy growing up into the Dread Pirate Roberts (spoiler alert) in the '80s ... however, his career stretched across decades.

The Oscar-winning screenwriter began his career as a novelist before writing his first screenplay in 1965. Goldman paired up with Robert Redford in 1969 for the western classic 'Butch Cassidy' ... earning Goldman an Academy Award for best original screenplay in 1970.

They paired up again a few years later for the political thriller ... earning him again another Academy Award in 1977 for best original screenplay. Goldman also wrote "Marathon Man," "The Stepford Wives," "Chaplin" and "A Bridge Too Far," and had a hand in "A Few Good Men" and "Indecent Proposal" 

He was 87.

RIP

Dream's Birthday Party Make a Wish ... And Blow Out the Cockroach!!!

11/16/2018 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Kylie Jenner's video from Dream's second birthday party proves Auntie Kylie is the hostess with the mostest ... the mostest cockroaches. 

Jenner hosted her niece's 2nd birthday party Wednesday at her Hidden Hills home ... and there was at least one uninvited guest patrolling the sweets table. The 6-legged party guest can be seen scurrying for cover underneath Dream's decked out bday cake.

As for how the critter may have entered the bash -- there are a ton of plants and foliage intertwined with the dessert spread -- so you gotta imagine he hitched a ride inside.

Cockroach guest or not, the party was still clearly a hit for Dream and all her guests with a homemade teepee, fairies and tons of presents.

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