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Candice Swanepoel Lookin' Purrfect In Tiny Leopard Bikini

12/15/2017 11:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Here we have model Candice Swanepoel in her natural habitat ... on a beach in paradise looking straight fire.

The Victoria's Secret Angel hit up the island of Fernando de Noronha off the coast of Brazil with some friends Friday ... and flaunted her sexy curves in a thong leopard bikini. Mee-yow.

Candice returned to the catwalk last month for the annual VS Fashion Show after missing 2016 to have a baby with her man, Hermann Nicoli.

Clearly, she hasn't lost a step.

Carrie Fisher Traumatic 'Last Jedi' Scene Hard for Family to Watch

12/15/2017 11:27 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Carrie Fisher's final 'Star Wars' scenes hit too close to home for the Fisher family ... TMZ has learned.

Carrie's brother, Todd Fisher, tells us the family recently saw 'Last Jedi' and struggled watching General Leia in one particular scene ... which was extremely traumatic for the character. We don't want to say anything more than that with the movie just being released Thursday night.

We're told the family had actually seen an early cut of the film while Carrie was still alive. They saw the scene in question back then, and say it wasn't nearly as gut-wrenching. Again we'll avoid spoilers and leave it at that.

The family did enjoy the tribute to Carrie at the end of the flick. Although Lucasfilm has already announced Carrie won't be in 'Episode IX' ... we're told the family hopes Leia will continue to live on in the 'Star Wars' world in some spirit.

They're also not opposed to a CGI Leia like we saw in 'Rogue One.'

Ray Allen Accuser Drops Stalking Case

12/15/2017 11:09 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The man who accused Ray Allen of making violent threats against him after their alleged relationship went sour is backing off -- he's dropped his case against the NBA star, TMZ Sports has learned. 

As we previously reported, Bryant Coleman got a temporary restraining order against Allen in Florida after telling the court Ray sent men after him and made violent threats over the phone. 

Coleman had previously told TMZ Sports he believed his life was in danger. 

Ray had always maintained the allegations were B.S. -- and that Coleman is the real bad guy ... who catfished him in a scheme to get private information from the NBA star. 

Now, we've obtained court documents which show Coleman has voluntarily dropped his restraining order -- though he doesn't explain why the change of heart.

Ray's attorney, David Markus, tells us, "We are pleased Coleman voluntarily dismissed the injunction and false claims he made against Ray Allen."

"Ray has never met Coleman. Ray Allen has never spoken with Coleman. Ray has never threatened him or anyone. He wants nothing to do with him and is looking forward to putting this matter behind him."

Michael Costello Actresses Prepping for Black Dress Award Show Protests

12/15/2017 11:13 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Fashion designer Michael Costello says stylists have cleaned him out of black dresses ... which is hard evidence a silent protest of sexual harassment in Hollywood is going down at the Golden Globes.

We spoke to Costello from his L.A. store, where he told us black designs flew off his racks in the past few days ... in the immediate wake of Monday's Golden Globes nominations. 

There's a report more than 2 dozen women will be wearing black in solidarity, and Costello wasn't shy about name dropping some of his recent A-list clientele, including Meryl.

Costello doesn't think black will stop at the Globes carpet either. Oscars so white? Not this year.

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Wedding Date Has Checkered Past

12/15/2017 10:41 AM PST

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle DID not choose their wedding date for any historical significance ... that is unless they're both huge fans of the Kennedys or the Buttafuocos. Ya never know.

We did some research, and the May 19 date of the Royal nuptials has a past that could be labeled rather macabre. It's the date Amy Fisher shot and severely wounded Joey Buttafuoco's wife in 1992.

It's also the day the first person died from the bird flu, along with being the death date of T.E. Lawrence and Jackie Kennedy Onassis. And speaking of her -- May 19, 1962 is the date Marilyn Monroe famously performed a sultry version of "Happy Birthday" for JFK ... with the First Lady in attendance.

May 19 also saw an infamous beheading and the jailing of an Italian movie star. You get the picture.

One positive note: Joey Ramone was born that day.Check out more below!!!

XXXTentacion Sent to Jail!!! Facing 7 NEW Felonies

12/15/2017 7:49 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

XXXTentacion was sent straight to jail Friday morning after prosecutors slapped him with 7 new charges, all felonies, in his 2016 domestic violence case.

The new counts include different degrees of witness tampering and witness harassment. Prosecutors believe he coerced the ex-girlfriend he's accused of beating. He was already facing charges of battery against a pregnant woman and false imprisonment.

As we reported ... X filed a document earlier this month allegedly signed by the woman and stating she no longer wanted him to be prosecuted.

At Friday's hearing in Miami-Dade County, the judge said he had violated his bond from his initial arrest ... so he was immediately sent to jail, and is being held without bail.

He'll likely remain behind bars until trial -- and is now facing decades in prison, at minimum, if convicted.

WWE's Enzo Amore Refuses to Remove Penis ... from Driver's License

12/15/2017 9:19 AM PST
Breaking News

WWE superstar Enzo Amore is telling the state of Delaware to stick it -- 'cause there ain't a chance they're getting his penis-ish signature scrubbed from his driver's license!!

Enzo WENT OFF on his DMV beef -- claiming he's been getting calls from reps demanding he change his license ASAP due to the suggestive signature. 

Let's be real ... it definitely looks like a dong. 

But, Enzo says there's no way in hell he's rejiggering his John Hancock -- and he's willing to go to war over it.  

"There ain't no way the state of Delaware is gonna tell me how to sign my own license!! I've been signing this signature since grade school!!"

Artie Lange Jetting to Rehab ... After Pleading Guilty

12/15/2017 9:07 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

9:53 AM PT -- The Essex County Prosecutor's Office tells us Artie pled guilty to possession of 81 small bags of heroin worth $300-$500. In exchange, prosecutor's dismissed a possession of cocaine charge.

Artie Lange's life is at stake ... and that's why friends are getting him on a private jet to rehab after appearing in court Friday.

Artie's attorney, Frank Arleo, tells TMZ ... Artie pled guilty to possession of a controlled dangerous substance at a hearing in Essex County court in Newark, NJ. TMZ broke the story ... Artie was busted after missing a court date about his May drug arrest.

Artie is headed to an in-patient drug rehab program at an undisclosed location. Artie's set to be released from jail in a matter of hours and he'll hop on a private jet paid for by 2 comedian friends, who are rallying to save Artie's life.

The comedian's scheduled to be sentenced February 23. 

Tupac Murder Weapon Was Found!!! Current Location a Mystery

12/15/2017 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The handgun used to shoot and kill Tupac Shakur turned up in a Compton backyard -- 19 years ago -- but, mysteriously, no one in law enforcement seems to know where it is today.

That bombshell information comes from a police document dug up by producers of the A&E docu-series, "Who Killed Tupac?" According to the document, here's how it unfolded.

A .40 caliber Glock was found by a citizen in his backyard in 1998 ... which he reported to police. Compton PD records show it was booked as found property on May 30, 1998.

In 2000, L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. took over law enforcement of Compton, and 3,800 confiscated firearms -- including that Glock -- were transferred to the LASD. 

Fast forward to 2006, when Deputy T. Brennan -- who'd been working the Notorious B.I.G. murder -- was sifting through records. According to the doc, he recognized the address where the gun was found as the home of the girlfriend of a prominent Crip member ... known to have beef with Pac.

The deputy immediately ordered ballistic testing, and bam -- the results were a match for the firearm used to kill Tupac.

You'd think the weapon would be immediately sent to Vegas, where Pac's murder was still unsolved. Instead, a federal prosecutor assigned to the case cited concerns the discovery might alert potential conspirators -- and recommended the gun NOT be turned over to LVPD.

It's not spelled out in the document, but it seems the concern might have been about renewed gang violence if it came out a Crip was tied to Tupac's murder.

Tupac's brother was floored by the information when he met with Benjamin Crump, the civil rights attorney producing the A&E series.  

A&E says it contacted LVPD, and some officers said the gun definitely never got to them, while others said they were unsure. Bottom line ... if anyone knows where it is now, they're not copping to it.

The final episode of "Who Killed Tupac?" airs Tuesday night.

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Blac Chyna Future's in My Past ... Dream On, Baby!!!

12/15/2017 7:56 AM PST

Blac Chyna ruined her future ... and she did it on purpose.

BC's showing off the new tattoo she got over the one she partially erased -- Future's name. In its place, she put her daughter Dream's name. That relationship should last longer than the one with the rapper.

The doting mom's now keeping both of her kids handy. King's name is on her other.

TMZ broke the story ... Future dug the tat when BC got it in 2015 barely a month into dating. She's since been with Rob Kardashian and others.

Unclear what took so long to wipe it off, but lesson finally learned?

Eminem to Prez Trump Prepare to Get Impeached, Aryan!

12/15/2017 7:00 AM PST

Eminem is ripping into his least favorite muse again, labeling President Trump an Aryan who's about to be booted out of office.

Em's "Like Home" features Alicia Keys on the hook and tons of jabs -- vicious and humorous -- at Trump. For instance ... "All he does is watch FOX News like a parrot and repeats, while he looks like a canary with a beak."

Believe it or not, the song is supposed to be uplifting ... calling for Americans to "band together for Charlottesville and for Heather (Heyer)."

Em also ripped into 45 back in October with a blistering freestyle. We were all expecting Trump to launch a full-scale Twitter war, but it never came.

Take 2?

Kevin Connolly There's No Hit On My 'Gotti' Flick And Travolta's Amazing In It

12/15/2017 7:59 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Nobody from the new "Gotti" flick is gonna be sleeping with the fishes, in real life at least, according to the film's director, Kevin Connolly.

There was a rumor going around that the mob put a hit on the production, which stars John Travolta as powerful Gambino crime family boss John Gotti. Remember, Lionsgate sold the movie back to the production company ... just days before its release date.

When we got Connolly leaving Cleo in WeHo Thursday night, he laughed it off and was quick to point out his flick was more about show business than family business, and only had good news about its new release date ... and its star.

He musta made an offer they couldn't refuse.

Farrah Abraham I Got Your Stocking Stuffer ...

12/15/2017 6:36 AM PST

Christmas comes this time each year, and so does Farrah Abraham in a Santa Suit ... and usually at a strip club.

Farrah kicked off her holiday season at Crazy Horse III in Las Vegas Thursday night. The 'Teen Mom'/porn star wasn't stripping -- she was only pole-adjacent as the host of a holiday party.

No doubt she helped fulfill some Christmas wishes though by raining cash on several of the dancers.

FA also flaunted her fully stuffed stocking. We know, we know ... ya barely knew her.

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