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The Obamas Summer's Almost Here So, Let's Build a Swimming Pool!!!

4/19/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Barack and Michelle Obama have decided 2 summers without a swimming pool were enough ... so with another summer around the corner, they are finally gonna build one.

Obama's post-presidential pad in Washington, D.C. -- the one they first rented back in 2016 and then plunked down $8.1 million to buy last year -- is undergoing construction for a new swimming pool.

According to building permits, obtained by TMZ, work includes construction for a brand spankin' new residential swimming pool ... an in-ground pool, of course. Barack was the 44th prez, after all. The pool will also feature a terrace of sorts.

Barack and Michelle got the permit application process going in January ... and there has been a series of reviews in the months that followed -- from plumbing and electrical to several mechanical corrections.

Nothing like a staycation after a SICK 2017 vacation.

Kanye West New Album's Out But Only for Charlamagne

4/19/2018 12:55 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kanye West certainly looks happy about his new music, but so far ... Charlamagne Tha God's the only person we know of who's heard it.

We got Kanye leaving his office in Calabasas with "The Breakfast Club" host Wednesday night, and asked if the 2 listened to Ye's new -- and highly anticipated -- album.

Kanye doesn't say much ... but the smile on his face speaks volumes.

Our sources tell us Charlamagne got to listen to a good portion of the album -- not just "some s**t" -- and was with the rapper to do an interview about it.

As we reported ... Kanye hit the mountains of Wyoming last month to work on the album with numerous other artists -- including Drake -- but everything's been kept under wraps since the creative process began last year.

Looks like the big reveal is approaching, though.

Stormy Daniels Trump Can't Shake Me ... And I'm Still Shaking My Boobs!

4/19/2018 7:31 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Stormy Daniels is flaunting her multitasking, and that's not a euphemism -- she was busy stripping in Detroit Tuesday night, while still keeping the pressure on President Trump.

The porn star did 3 shows at Truth Gentlemen’s Club in the D. These pics are from the early show at 8 PM ... which might explain the thin crowd. The club was expecting a capacity crowd of 800, but no dice.

Can't knock Stormy's hustle though -- she made the appearance smack in the heat of her battle with Donald Trump and his attorney, Michael Cohen. Days after going to court in NYC, and unveiling the infamous sketch of the guy who allegedly threatened her ... there she was shaking her real moneymaker.

If the Trump suit doesn't work out ... girl's gotta make a buck.

Lil Yachty The World Is Mine Now, Cam'ron ... Thanks to My $250k Chain!

4/19/2018 8:27 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

If Lil Yachty's insane spinning globe chain looks familiar, that's because it used to dangle around rapper Cam'ron's neck before it got a major overhaul by a famous NYC jeweler. 

We got Yachty leaving Rafaello & Co. Jewelers in the Big Apple Wednesday night with his new "Yachty's World" chain turning around his neck and it's got a super cool backstory. It once belonged to Killa Cam -- back in the early 2000s -- and read "Killa Cam Harlem World," but Cam traded it in for other pieces.

Gabriel Jacobs from Rafaello & Co. tells us it was next in line to be melted until Yachty stepped up and decided to give it the update. The spinning globe is battery operated and covered in about 150 carats of diamonds. Total price ... $250k.

Yachty was definitely thrilled with the purchase and not too concerned with any haters when we got him moments after he picked it up.  

The World is yours @lilyachty #killa

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Abby Lee Miller Has Cancer ... More Back Surgery Needed

4/18/2018 6:33 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

Abby Lee Miller has a big fight ahead of her, because her recent health struggles are believed to be related to cancer ... TMZ has learned.

A rep for Miller's doctor, Dr. Hooman Melamed, tells us ... her emergency back surgery Tuesday was to alleviate what he thought was an infection in her spine, but after doing some tests -- he now believes she is suffering from Burkitt Lymphoma ... a form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

We're told further testing is needed to confirm the cancer, but she should know for sure in the next day or 2. Regardless, Miller's doc says she'll need another spinal surgery, but is resting comfortably after her first operation.

When we last saw Abby ... she was leaving the halfway house where she is serving the rest of her sentence for fraud to get medical treatment. She was visibly upset and appeared to be in pain.

She's scheduled to be released from the halfway house May 25. 

Ireland Baldwin No Weed to Wait ... Everyday is 4/20!!!

4/19/2018 6:51 AM PDT

Warning: watching this Ireland Baldwin video will induce strong urges to smoke marijuana. The Surgeon General recommends not operating anything heavier than a Funyuns bag or Pringles canister afterward.

Yep, Ireland's decided 4/20 is for amateurs ... she's lighting up now!

The model slipped into some barely-there lingerie to twist a blunt and light it up -- and you can tell, this ain't her first rodeo.

We're ganja go out on a limb, and say Ireland is single-handedly (okay, she used 2 hands) trying to swing any upcoming state elections on legalization.

Remember to vote!

LeBron Back Off NBA Reporter ... Question on Pop's Wife Was Cleared!!

4/19/2018 6:46 AM PDT
Breaking News

LeBron James wants people to "get off [Allie LaForce's] back" -- saying she did NOT blindside him on air with a question about the death of Gregg Popovich's wife.

LaForce was catching hell on social media Wednesday night from people who thought it was WAY out of line to ask LeBron about Erin Popovich in the moments after the Cavs playoff game.

But, LeBron went to bat for the reporter -- making a video explaining the entire situation and essentially saying LaForce couldn't have been more professional or sensitive to the situation.   

"A lot of people feel that I was blindsided. That is absolutely false."

"Allie LaForce told me that she was gonna ask the question and if it was OK. And once I started talking about it, once I was on air ... that was just my emotions coming straight from my heart."

"So get off her back, man -- she's very professional and she does a great job."

Safaree Samuels Run (from) the Jewels ... Post-Armed Robbery

4/19/2018 7:02 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Safaree Samuels is steering clear of any bling that could possibly get him caught up at gunpoint again -- he'll just stick to some window shopping for now.

We got the 'Love & Hip Hop' star Wednesday leaving the Avianne & Co. jewelry shop in NYC, and asked if he'd picked up any ice. He makes it clear -- his chain game is on hold for now.

Can't blame him ... he was recently robbed at gunpoint in New Jersey, during which the alleged perpetrators jacked upwards of $180k in cash and jewelry. Turns out, the rapper knows one of the dudes arrested for the crime ... from back when he was dating Nicki Minaj.

All things considered ... Safaree might be better served laying low on swag. However, he is still rockin' fur coats -- the one thing the robbers left untouched. He tells us why that might be. 

Stormi Webster My Parents Had a Date Night!!!

4/19/2018 6:28 AM PDT

Stormi Webster was flying solo Wednesday night so her parents could hit the town in Houston.

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott sat on the hardwood as they watched Travis' home team destroy the Minnesota Timberwolves.

It seems the fam is making Houston their second home ... earlier this month Travis, Kylie and Stormi flew to Texas so his family could meet their newest 2-month-old member.

Unclear who's babysitting, but we're guessing it's someone from Travis' brood. Kylie's fam -- sans Khloe -- is back in the land they call Calabasas. 

Adrian Grenier Yo, Starbs ... Get Your S*** Together On the Straw Thing, That Is

4/19/2018 6:44 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Adrian Grenier is pissed at Starbucks, but it's not for the reason you might immediately think.

We got the "Entourage" star Wednesday night leaving the "Party with a Purpose" event at The Peppermint Club in WeHo, where we asked about his environmental initiative, #StopSucking, in which he's asking the mermaid coffee chain to drop their single-use plastic straws since they flood the ocean.

Considering Adrian recently pitched his effort at a Starbucks shareholders meeting, you know he means business with this straw thing. Oddly enough ... he failed to address the recent controversy over a couple black guys being arrested at a Starbucks in Philly.

Either way, check out his lobbying effort with our photog ... it's much less PC than any of his social media posts.

Orlando Brown Swaps Inmate Gear for a New Suit ... After Released from Jail

4/19/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Orlando Brown is back on the outside, and he's got himself nice new duds, too ... all 'cause he was bold enough to ask a random dude near the jail to give him the suit off his back.

TMZ has obtained video from just minutes after Orlando was released from L.A. County Jail Tuesday after a warrant hearing, when we're told he saw two dudes -- Kelvin Asiedu and Raptographer -- doing a photo shoot down the street ... and asked one of them for his outfit -- literally, the one the guy was wearing.

Sure enough, the guys recognized Orlando from his Disney days and happily obliged. Surprisingly, the suit fit ... albeit, it did take a little time to get the pants on.

As we reported ... Orlando was arrested by a bounty hunter in Vegas last week and extradited to L.A. based on outstanding warrants for his arrest. The entire ordeal was pretty dramatic, to say the least ... with Orlando being found in a closet in his underwear

He's got a full getup now, though -- and hey, it's from Zara of all places. You seeing this, Raven?!

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Lil Xan I'm Not Boycotting Starbucks So One Grande Iced Latte, Please!!!

4/19/2018 6:39 AM PDT

Lil Xan and fellow rapper $teven Cannon are not on the boycott Starbucks train ... as they proudly showed Wednesday.

Lil Xan and Cannon hit up java central in WeHo and seemed to be making a statement. As you know, there is outrage -- especially in the African-American community -- after 2 black men were arrested for sitting inside a Philly Starbucks while waiting for a friend.

BTW ... the 2 men who were arrested went on TV Thursday and said the boycott won't do squat.  

John Travolta My Fave Director Experience Ever ... (Sorry, Quentin & Oliver)

4/19/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

John Travolta just had his best experience ever on a movie set -- after 40-plus years in the biz -- and he says it's all thanks to his amazing director, whose name will probably shock you.

We got John and his wife, Kelly Preston, at producer Oscar Generale's Bev Hills estate recently -- and he went off about one of the many films he's just completed, and the guy who was at the helm.

Remember, Travolta's been directed by Quentin Tarantino, Nora Ephron, Oliver Stone and John Woo. Still, he singled out rocker Fred Durst's directing skills!

Yep, that's Limp Bizkit Durst ... who's impressing the hell out of Travolta as a director. The duo worked together on the upcoming thriller "Moose."  

Moose and Durst on set

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JT plays an obsessed fan who destroys his favorite action star's life, and you gotta see him gush about Fred. It's impressive, considering the resumes of Travolta's previous directors.

Also impressive? He didn't make a single "Nookie" joke. He's better than us. 

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