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Kate Middleton & Prince William It's a BOY!!! Makes First Public Appearance

4/23/2018 5:17 AM PDT
Breaking News

9:57 AM PT -- Kate and the new bouncing royal have made their first public appearance together!

Will was also there by her side for the big reveal on the steps of the hospital. Both mom and baby have been reported to be in perfect health.

Kate Middleton has just given birth to her third child ... and it's a BOY!!!

The Duchess of Cambridge popped Monday at St. Mary's Hospital in London. The new royal was announced to weigh in at 8 lbs. 7 oz. by Kensington Palace. Prince William was at Kate's side for the birth.

As is tradition, the Town Crier announced the birth from the steps of the Lindo Wing of the hospital. The customary announcement -- complete with bell ringing and feathered cap -- was also made for Kate's other two births.

Kate and Prince William announced last September baby No. 3 was on the way but the announcement came only after the cat had been outta the bag. The royal family was seemingly forced to announce she was pregnant after canceling a public appearance due to extreme morning sickness.

She also suffered from morning sickness before giving birth to Prince George in 2013 and Princess Charlotte in 2015. Btw ... baby No. 3 will be fifth in line to the throne -- after Prince Charles, Prince William and his 2 siblings.

Congrats!!

R&B Singer Chris Williams Oops, Forgot About My Shoplifting Case Now I'm a Wanted Man

4/23/2018 10:17 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

R&B singer Chris Williams' forgetful memory has apparently struck again -- he missed a court hearing in his shoplifting case ... and now he's wanted by cops.

Law enforcement sources tell us Chris failed to appear in court last week in connection with his petty theft case  ... and a judge just issued a bench warrant. There won't be a manhunt or anything, but if he comes across police and they run his name ... he'll be cuffed and hauled off to jail.

We broke the story ... Chris was allegedly caught red-handed trying to walk out of a Kohl's in Georgia last October with a pair of pricey headphones -- and when he was stopped by security ... he told them he forgot he'd bagged the item. Cops were called and he was arrested.

He might've been dreamin' with Wesley Snipes and co. in 1991 -- but he's about to get a wake-up call pretty soon here ... get your ass to court!

Teyana Taylor Chicken & Booty! ... Multitasks at Strip Club

4/23/2018 10:38 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Who says you can't have your cakes and eat (chicken), too? 

That's what Teyana Taylor did at V Live Dallas -- where she enjoyed a stripperific lap dance while chowing down on some delicious chicken. 

Oh, and it was all going down with the G.O.O.D Music singer waving around a fat stack of cash to throw at the dancers! 

Our strip club sources tell us Teyana dropped $4,500 during her visit before deciding to call it a night ... at 8 AM!!

BTW -- T.T. and her NBA hubby, Iman Shumpert, LOVE the scrippers. They were even spotted gettin' twerked on together in 2016.

Kendrick Lamar Hits Vatican With Fiancee ... No Saying 'Damn' Here

4/23/2018 10:25 AM PDT

If you're gonna thank Jesus for helping you win a Pulitzer prize ... might as well do it at the Vatican ... like Kendrick Lamar

The rap god hit up the Pope's house in Vatican City with his fiancee, Whitney Alford ... and the SINGLE LARGEST BODYGUARD EVER!!!!

The couple -- along with their entourage -- checked out all sorts of museums and restaurants in the area while blending in with the rest of the tourists. 

Seriously, check out the pics ... no mob scenes, no lines for selfies ... just your average world-famous celebrity taking in the sites. 

Kendrick's notoriously private and, apart from the Grammy red carpet, he and Alford are rarely spotted in public together. 

Fun Fact: Vatican City reportedly has the highest crime rate in the world -- lots of pickpockets. 

Good thing Kendrick's got that GIANT HUMAN MONSTER to watch his back! 

Kellyanne Conway Says Melania Is 'Superior' First Lady ... to Michelle Obama

4/23/2018 6:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kellyanne Conway says Melania Trump is a "superior" First Lady to Michelle Obama ... and the country is lucky to have her. 

Yep, that's the word she used. 

We spotted the White House counselor in D.C. and asked about reports that Melania has gotten the cold shoulder from U.S. magazines while Obama appeared on at least a dozen during Barack's 8 years in office. 

"Melania Trump is such a superior and excellent First Lady," Kellyanne told TMZ ... "This country is so lucky to have her."

Conway proceeded to rave about Melania's achievements ... calling her a wonderful role model for women and girls.

"I don't think she needs to be on the cover of a magazine for everyone to see how wonderful her work is." 

Madonna Loses Lawsuit Over Tupac Letter Auction ...

4/23/2018 8:39 AM PDT
Breaking News

1:00 PM PT -- The auction house just announced they'll start the auction in July. Madonna won't be able to put the brakes on the sale of an old jailhouse letter from Tupac that's being auctioned off because of a release she signed almost 15 years ago ... TMZ has learned. 

A judge has thrown out Madonna's lawsuit against Darlene Lutz, Madge's old pal and art consultant, saying a release she signed back in 2004 means she couldn't sue over the sale of the letter.

According to the judge's order, Lutz had received several items over her two-decade-long relationship with Madonna, and when they ended things Darlene got to keep some stuff.

The judge's view was that if Madonna didn't want the Tupac letter to be sold, she should've never signed the release. 

Madonna claimed that she never knew Darlene even had possession of the letter, which was deeply personal since Tupac touched on their breakup. 

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Lil Wayne My People Will Shoot Anyone Who Throws Stuff Onstage

4/23/2018 7:54 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Lil Wayne gave concertgoers an ominous warning ... if you throw stuff onstage you're gonna get shot.

Wayne was performing Saturday night at the Cannabis Cup at NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, and he repeated the mantra we've heard him threaten before when people throw things onstage.

Listen to the clip ... he says, "I got New Orleans people with me and all they know how to throw back is shoot. They'll just shoot."

Apparently the venue had no problem with the threat, because the concert continued without incident.

Kate Middleton & Prince William Bets Are On Arthur For Royal Baby Name

4/23/2018 8:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kate Middleton and Prince William haven't announced the name for their newborn son yet, but there's already a bunch of people betting it'll be Arthur.

We reached out to Ladbrokes, a major UK betting company, who's been taking bets on the new royal baby name and Arthur is the clear frontrunner.

If you're wondering why Arthur ... royals are traditionally named after relatives and Arthur is commonly used in the royal family. Both Prince Charles and Prince William have Arthur as a middle name, but it hasn't been used as a first name in a while.

Check out the top contenders:

-- Arthur 6/4
-- James 5/1
-- Albert 6/1
-- Philip 6/1
-- Thomas 10/1
-- Alexander 12/1
-- Henry 12/1

Funnily enough, it’s not looking good for daddy’s namesake. William bottoms the list at 25/1.

There are some familiar names on the potential godparent list as well ... the top contender is Tiggy Legge-Bourke, Prince William's old nanny ... and Prince Harry comes in at 10/1 -- tied with Pippa Middleton, Kate’s sister. Meghan Markle is further down at 14/1. Some celebs with not such good odds? Elton John at 50/1, David Beckham at 100/1 and Donald Trump at 1000/1.

Kate and Prince William's son was born Monday morning at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. It's their third kid, second son and fifth in line to the throne.

Draya Michele Wedgies Out During Hot Beach Shoot

4/23/2018 7:05 AM PDT

With her NFL fiance heading to D.C. in a few months, Draya Michele is soaking up all the Miami sun she can take while she's got the chance! 

The former 'Basketball Wives' star hit the sand at the Shore Club in South Beach looking smokin' hot -- and posed for a beachfront photo shoot. 

She's a bikini designer so we're guessing the suit is probably part of her collection. 

Of course, her baby daddy, Orlando Scandrick, just signed a new contract with the Washington Redskins ... so she'll be spending A LOT more time on the East Coast. 

Too bad ... warm weather suits her.

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Gronk Honors Avicii With 'Levels' Dance Battle

4/23/2018 5:57 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Everybody mourns in their own way ... for Rob Gronkowski, he paid his respects to Avicii by dancing his face off to the DJ's biggest hit -- and TMZ Sports has the video. 

The New England Patriots tight end was at the Summit Rooftop Lounge in Austin, Texas over the weekend when Avicii's "Levels" started booming out of the speakers.

So, what did Gronk do? Dance battle.

The NFL star cleared an area and went toe-to-toe with a female clubgoer ... and together, they put on a show!

R.I.P.

Tekashi69's Crew Tied To Another Shooting 2 Men Hit With Bullets

4/23/2018 6:57 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Another one of Tekashi69's crew members are under police investigation for a shooting in which two men were hit -- both with ties to 69's rival, Casanova.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Casanova was filming a music video in NYC's Bedford-Stuyvesant Thursday when at least ten shots were fired at the crew. We're told two men were hit with bullets, but are expected to make full recoveries.

Tekashi and Casanova have a long-standing rivalry. On Saturday night, both crews were in attendance for the Adrien Broner fight at Barclays Center and had a scuffle in an arena hallway. Cops say one shot was fired during the scuffle, and they believe the shooter was an unidentified member of Tekashi's crew. 

Police believe the Broner incident was a continuation of Thursday's violence. They have not yet named any suspects, but the case is under active investigation. 

Kendall Jenner Putting Work Into Bev Hills Crib

4/23/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kendall Jenner's renovating her Beverly Hills home to give it her own special touch -- possibly because Charlie Sheen used to live there ... or she wants to flip it like a pro.

According to L.A. City docs ... Kendall got permits back in October and December to remove and replace the fireplace and remodel the kitchen and bathrooms. She also filed to put a new roof on the house last month.

Kendall bought the mansion, listed by agent Jill Lowy, back in August for $8.55 mil. It belonged to Charlie until 2016, and now Kendall's pumping cash into it for a major remodel.

It's unclear if she's doing all this work on the 5-bed, 6-bath pad -- with a bomb courtyard and pool -- for herself, or to put it back on the market to turn a profit ... but flipping houses does run in the fam.

And, whoever ends up living there will gain a famous next-door neighbor ... Christina Aguilera!

Traci Braxton Toni is in My Rearview ... Surprise, I'm Going Solo!!!

4/23/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Traci Braxton is taking a career setback and turning it into a comeback -- after getting thrown off her sister Toni's upcoming tour ... she's opting to hit the road on her own.

Traci says she's getting a second chance thanks to a TV network that's offered to back her tour in June. She was supposed to open for Toni and Tamar on a few dates this summer, but got 86'ed due to the family drama surrounding Tamar's divorce. Tamar also got the boot eventually.

Traci says her tour's not just a surprise for her fans ... she didn't tell her sisters! Until now.

Despite all the family drama, almost all of the sisters sang on Traci's new single, "Broken Things." Tamar was the sole holdout, but Traci insists there's no hard feelings, and they're actually talking about doing a duet soon.

Sisters. Can't live with 'em, can't tour with 'em ... but it's all good.

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