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XXXTentacion Suspect Arrested for Murder

6/21/2018 5:28 AM PDT
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9:24 AM PT -- According to police docs -- obtained by TMZ -- cops pulled Williams over Wednesday night for driving without a license. The docs say he was then placed into custody for an active felony warrant ... seemingly for the murder. The warrant was signed Tuesday night, just a day after the murder.

7:39 AM PT -- Interestingly enough, Williams followed XXX on Instagram.

6:00 AM PT -- Williams has previous arrests for cocaine possession, weapons possession, domestic violence and aggravated assault with a firearm. We previously reported he was also arrested for grand theft auto.

During an incident in 2014, Williams allegedly held a gun to his girlfriend's head. According to arrest records, he has at least 11 felonies.

XXXTentacion's alleged murderer is in custody ... TMZ has confirmed.

The suspect's name is Dedrick D. Williams, and Broward County Sheriff's Dept. took the 22-year-old into custody Wednesday evening and booked him for first-degree murder.

During a vigil Wednesday night in South Florida ... X's mother told family and friends she'd just gotten notice from police that they'd made the arrest.

Someone at the gathering mentioned there was a chase on the nearby highway I-95 ... which may have ended with cops nabbing Williams for the murder of X.

Williams was also hit with a probation violation for a previous grand theft auto charge. We're told he is being held without bail.

TMZ broke the story .... the 20-year-old rapper was gunned down Monday afternoon as he sat in his car outside a motorcycle dealer. The murder happened in broad daylight, and there were several witnesses -- some of whom reported seeing 2 masked men flee the scene.

As we told you, police also had surveillance videos to go on during the investigation.

Kendall Jenner Buff Hottie Wants to Kill My Family

6/21/2018 8:08 AM PDT
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Imagine going to the grocery store and running into a dude wearing a shirt that says he wants to KILL YOUR FAMILY!

That's what happened to Kendall Jenner on Wednesday ... but, there's one twist -- the guy with the grudge happens to have a body that SLAAAAYS. 

Kendall says she was going out to get some milk when she ran into a super jacked dude sporting a "Kill The Kardashians" shirt at the market.  

So, Kendall did what anyone in her situation would do ... she posted the video on IG. 

No word on who the dude is ... but, good lord. #ArmsArmsArms

By the way, it's not the first time we've seen this shirt out in the wild -- remember Slayer guitarist Gary Holt wore it onstage during a concert back in 2015 ... after Kendall was spotted out in a Slayer shirt. 

Paris Hilton Keep Your Promise, Trump!!! Kids Need Their Families

6/21/2018 8:12 AM PDT

Paris Hilton voted for President Trump, but she is calling him out for separating children from their families at the border -- and she's demanding her longtime family friend to do better.

Paris was leaving Delilah Wednesday night in WeHo when she went off on Trump, telling us ... "This is inhumane. NO child should be treated this way. I'm disgusted."

Her family and the Trumps have been tight all her life, and P proudly voted for him in 2016 -- but watch the clip ... sounds like she's ready to turn her back on him now.

Paris, who was leaving an event for her new boohoo collection, not only blasted Trump for his immigration policy ... she called for everyone to vote.

XXXTentacion Will Be This Generation's Tupac ... Says Ex-Manager

6/21/2018 6:51 AM PDT
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XXXTentacion, without an ounce of doubt, will be remembered as this generation's Tupac and anyone who disagrees can kick rocks ... so says XXX's former manager, Adam Grandmaison.

We got Adam outside his popular ONSOMESHIT store Wednesday night on Melrose where our guy straight-up asked him if XXX will go down as the Tupac of this generation. As you know ... Pac's career was cut short when he was brutally gunned down in 1996 on the Vegas strip. He was 25.

As we reported ... XXX was murdered in South Florida at age 20. Check it out ... Adam -- who, btw, organized XXX's L.A. memorial cops treated as "riot" -- is adamant comparing XXX to Pac is NOT far-fetched and he explains why. 

Koko the Gorilla Dead at 46

6/21/2018 7:01 AM PDT

Koko, the famous gorilla who made several celebrity friends, died in a California preserve on Tuesday.

The Gorilla Foundation says she died in her sleep at the organization's preserve in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Northern California.

Koko, a western lowland gorilla born at the San Francisco Zoo, gained fame in the '70s and '80s after Stanford University researchers taught her sign language. She mastered it, too ... using 1,000 words to communicate with humans -- and was able to understand 2,000 words of spoken English.

She was featured in National Geographic twice, and was the magazine's cover girl in 1978. The cover shot was a selfie she took in a mirror.

Koko was tight with Robin Williams and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea.

Koko was 46.

RIP

North West Beach, Please!

6/21/2018 7:32 AM PDT

North West was just like any other kid enjoying a day at the beach, except she was there under the watchful eye of two nannies and a bodyguard.

Nori, who just turned 5, looked like she was having a swell time Wednesday in Malibu after spending her birthday earlier this week in the Big Apple with mom and dad.

Kim and Kanye weren't at the beach ... they're in Paris currently supporting Kanye's BFF, Virgil Abloh, at his first Louis Vuitton runway show.

No denying it ... North racks up frequent flyer miles just like her mom and pop. She's also got their sense of style, even at the beach.  Those shades are destined to become a thing, right?

Tommy Lee Brandon's On My Wedding Guest List But, He'll Probably No-Show

6/21/2018 12:50 AM PDT
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Tommy Lee is getting married on Valentine's Day 2019 and wants everyone to feel the love, even his estranged son, Brandon, who he still wants at his wedding.

Sources close to Tommy tell us he's planning on sending an invite to his eldest despite their drama over Father's Day. Y'know, Tommy called his sons "a**holes" and said they didn't value things ... then Brandon called Tommy an absentee father, and posted a vid of Tommy knocked out in March after their fight.

We're told Tommy's hoping time heals all wounds, with his wedding to Brittany Furlan still months away.

Our sources say Tommy thought he and Brandon put the KO behind them when he decided not to press charges. We're told Tommy only resorted to airing out their feud on social media because Brandon's blocked his number and emails. 

All that said, we're told Tommy still tells friends he loves Brandon, and wants him at the wedding.

Kobe Bryant Denied By Oscar Academy ... You Don't Have a Body Of Work!

6/21/2018 6:33 AM PDT
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Kobe Bryant just got rejected at the rim by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences -- which just denied membership to the Mamba ... claiming he doesn't have a good enough body of work. 

You know what he does have? AN OSCAR!!!!

Kobe won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short for "Dear Basketball" -- which was based off a retirement letter he published on The Players' Tribune back in 2015. 

Kobe is credited as the executive producer and writer of the film. 

Worth noting, Oscar winners are automatically considered for membership -- but it's not a shoe-in. The board votes on who gets membership based on a specific criteria. 

One of the items on the checklist for producers -- "have the equivalent of 2 producer screen credits and perform the majority of the functions of a producer on theatrical feature films of the caliber which in the opinion of the executive committee reflect the high standards of the Academy."

For the record, Kobe produced the docu-series 'Muse' -- but it doesn't appear that would qualify under the Academy's standards because it was produced for TV. 

Still, there are some people who believe the membership denial is due to Kobe's controversial past and the rise of the #MeToo movement. 

Despite the fact Kobe was cheered on by the Academy when he won at the Oscars, there has been serious blowback. 

So, is this really about Kobe's resume ... or bad P.R.?

Blac Chyna and Amber Rose Divorce is Hard ... But, Chyna Ain't Gettin' Back with Rob!

6/21/2018 6:54 AM PDT

Blac Chyna is back on the market and letting everyone know by hitting up her BFF, Amber Rose, for a night on the town.

Amber and Chyna were like a dynamic duo leaving Bootsy Bellows Wednesday night in WeHo but, instead of wearing capes and fighting off bad guys, they looked like they were on a manhunt.

Chyna dumped her recent BF, YBN Almighty Jay, about a week ago after several months of dating because she caught him flirting with other women and thought it was shady. Amber confirmed her breakup with rapper 21 Savage in March.

While Chyna doesn't seem like she's taking a breather before finding herself a new man, there's always a chance she'll get back together with Rob Kardashian. LOL. Yeah, right ... and Chyna's thoughts exactly when we asked her the same thing.

Rich the Kid Allegedly Beat On Photog ... Cops Investigating

6/21/2018 12:40 AM PDT
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Rich the Kid is under investigation for battery after allegedly beating up a photographer outside Bev Hills hot spot, Mastro's Steakhouse ... TMZ has learned.

Rich was leaving Mastro's last week with a female friend, and jogged out the front door to a waiting car. Our sources tell us a photog asked Rich if that's how he ran from Lil Uzi -- with whom Rich has had beef.

We're told Rich beelined it to the photog and got into a heated argument -- then things got physical, with Rich allegedly punching the photog and hitting his camera. His female friend allegedly grabbed the camera when they bolted ... and law enforcement sources tell us the friend is under investigation ... for theft.

Of course, Rich's week got worse early Friday morning. TMZ broke the story ... he and his gf, Tori Brixx, were attacked during a home invasion robbery

XXXTentacion's Murder Detectives Key on Rapper Soldier Kidd's Gun Pic

6/21/2018 1:00 AM PDT
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5:30 AM PT -- Police have arrested Dedrick D. Williams for the murder of XXXTentacion. Broward County Sheriff's Dept. took Williams into custody Wednesday evening.

Investigators working on XXXTentacion's murder seem to be homing in on a Florida rapper who posted a pic of himself packing heat Monday, not far from the crime scene.

Soldier Kidd's been widely accused online of having possible involvement in XXX's shooting death -- mostly due to a photo of himself at Hook Fish & Chicken restaurant, which is 7 minutes from where X was killed.

In the pic, you clearly see a handgun in Kidd's lap, right next to his food. It was posted within an hour of X's shooting.

We're told detectives went to Hook Fish & Chicken late Monday to collect surveillance footage -- specifically of the time Soldier Kidd was there.

There's more -- according to the dispatch audio from the shooting, one of the 2 armed men was wearing a red mask. Kidd shared a photo of himself and a friend with a red mask in the front seat of his car.

The "Triple X" isn't necessarily a reference to XXXTentacion ... since Kidd recorded a mixtape with that title.

We're told cops have also collected security footage from the motorcycle shop where the shooting went down. Police haven't named any suspects, and Soldier Kidd has denied any involvement.

As we reported ... XXXTentacion was shot in the neck during an alleged robbery, and died instantly, according to a witness on the scene.

'Lopez' Star Ray Diaz Busted for Domestic Violence

6/21/2018 12:30 AM PDT
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Actor Ray Diaz -- who starred alongside George Lopez for one season on "Lopez" -- allegedly assaulted his GF and repeatedly prevented her from calling for help.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Diaz and his GF got into an argument that turned physical earlier this month at his Hollywood apartment. Diaz allegedly grabbed and pulled her so violently, she suffered neck scratches and bruising on her leg.

Our sources say Ray's gf tried to call 911, but he stopped her by grabbing the phone. That's when she made a last ditch effort -- and a pretty smart one -- by commanding Alexa to dial 911 for her. Unfortunately, we're told Ray unplugged the device.

The woman filed a police report 2 days later, and cops photographed her alleged injuries. Ray -- who appeared on "Celebrity Family Feud" with George and Oscar De La Hoya -- was arrested for domestic violence. He's out now on $50k bail.

We've reached out to Ray's camp but, so far, no word back.

Kyrie Irving Date Night with Chantel Jeffries ... Bieber's Ex-GF

6/21/2018 12:20 AM PDT
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Seems Kyrie Irving and Chantel Jeffries really are a thing -- 'cause the two were spotted on a movie date together on Monday ... and we're told they looked like a couple. 

The NBA star and Justin Bieber's ex-girlfriend took in a flick at the iPic in Westwood, CA -- "Incredibles 2" -- and they held hands on the way out of the place. 

By the way, the iPic is a seriously fancy joint -- it's got a full wait staff, bar and kitchen menu and they serve you in your seat while you're watching the movie! 

The two were reportedly spotted in New York earlier this month -- but it's unclear if they were together or just hanging out. 

Jeffries -- a DJ -- has been linked to a bunch of stars, including The Weeknd and DeSean Jackson. She was also famously in the car when Bieber was arrested for his DUI back in 2014. 

Irving dated Kehlani back in the day -- but recently came out and said they're still good friends. 

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