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Tekashi69 Rapper in Massive LAX Brawl!!! Fists Flying, Cops Called

2/21/2018 10:43 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Rapper Tekashi69 -- aka 6ix9ine -- and his crew got into a HUGE brawl at LAX that spilled out into the street ... as about 7 or 8 guys threw haymaker after haymaker.

The footage is insane ... Tekashi was about to walk into the terminal when someone started shouting and pointing at him. The 21-year-old rapper was urged to walk away by one of his guys, and when he did, the fists started flying.

Looks like one of 6ix9ine's friends threw the first punch, and then more people from both sides jumped into the melee. The NY rapper eventually joined his friends and the fight moved into the middle of the busy street.

Police raced to the scene and interviewed people on both sides. We're told no one wanted to press charges ... so everyone went on their merry way. 

Interestingly enough, 6ix9ine posted a video last week calling out haters who warned him not to come to Los Angeles. He came anyway, and it looks like the haters delivered.

After the fight, he told us he claimed the attackers were just trying to make a name for themselves, but as he puts it, "I'm still smiling."

Farrah Abraham Sues MTV Exec 'Sex Shamed' Me Over My Porn Career

2/21/2018 8:44 AM PST
Breaking News

Farrah Abraham says a 'Teen Mom' honcho ridiculed her for her adult film work, and she's not gonna take it laying down ... she's taking the whole company to court.

Farrah says she met with Morgan J. Freeman (no relation), an executive producer on "Teen Mom OG," at her home in Texas last October. In a lawsuit, she says Freeman harassed, humiliated and degraded her doing porn.

The 'Backdoor Teen Mom' star says Freeman went on to threaten her future career at MTV, and she "feared for her life" because he was hostile toward her. According to docs, obtained by TMZ, shortly after the meeting MTV fired Farrah from the remainder of the 'OG' season, and also pulled the plug on negotiations for a long-term deal.

MTV aired portions of Farrah and Freeman meeting in a preview for the current season -- it was clearly tense, but there was no mention of her porn career in the clip that aired.

Farrah's suing Freeman, Viacom -- MTV's parent company -- and a few smaller production companies for at least $5 million.

Harvey Weinstein J Law & Gwyneth Prove It ... Lawsuit Should Be Tossed

2/21/2018 9:48 AM PST
Breaking News

Harvey Weinstein wants one of the class action lawsuits against him dismissed, and says Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lawrence prove the case has some major holes.

Weinstein filed docs responding to the suit ... which claims he -- along with the board of TWC -- used his power to intimidate women and cover up his pattern of sexual misconduct. In his new docs Weinstein says his experience with Gwyneth shows he did NOT intimidate women.

He says even though Gwyneth has accused him of harassing her in 1994, while filming "Emma," he points out she went on to star in other Weinstein movies, including "Shakespeare in Love" ... which earned her an Oscar. His point ... her career clearly didn't "suffer as a result of her rebuffing his alleged advances."

In the docs, Weinstein also says J Law and Meryl Streep show the plaintiffs are trying to drag too many people into the class action suit. It seeks to include "all women who met with Harvey" about Weinstein projects. But Weinstein says Jennifer has spoken glowingly about him, and he quotes, "he had only ever been nice to me." He adds Meryl also echoed her praise, calling him respectful in their working relationship.

Weinstein wants the suit tossed for those reasons, and also because he says the sexual misconduct allegations fall outside the statute of limitations.

Mark Cuban Defended By 'Shark Tank' Partner ... 'No Problems Here'

2/21/2018 9:44 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

One of Mark Cuban's "Shark Tank" business partners says the billionaire always acted like a consummate pro with her ... and she'd be SHOCKED if he really did know about the horrible things happening with the Dallas Mavs. 

We spoke with Raven Thomas who got Mark to invest in her gourmet food business -- The Painted Pretzel -- during a 2012 episode of "Shark Tank."

Thomas had nothing but positive things to say about her 6-year work relationship with Cuban -- and says he's always been a respectful partner and honorable business owner. 

In fact, Thomas says she was "shocked" by the allegations that the Mavs' front office was a nightmare for women ... saying, "I would be surprised, shocked if he had any knowledge of this and didn't do anything about it."

Thomas says she's also spoken with other people who work with Mark and has not heard anything negative about their experiences. 

"I have not heard one other entrepreneur say they've had a problem with [Mark] at all."

Blac Chyna I Didn't Leak My Oral Sex Tape

2/21/2018 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Blac Chyna says her sex tape may be dirty, but she's clean. 

The video -- which shows Chyna performing oral sex on a man -- was leaked Monday on Twitter. Her ex-bf, Mechie, claims to be the man in the video.

Sources close to Chyna tell TMZ the scene was shot on her cellphone last July, but insists she showed it to absolutely no one. We're told the phone was not stolen and there's no obvious evidence it was hacked. No photos or videos from her phone have been leaked, other than the sex tape.

Mechie says after he shot the vid on Chyna's phone, he gave it back to her, and never got a copy of the video.

We're told Chyna will file a police report with the LAPD by week's end and will fully cooperate.

Wendy Williams Suffering from Graves' Disease ... Taking Extended Vacay

2/21/2018 7:49 AM PST
Breaking News

8:26 AM PT -- A rep for "The Wendy Williams Show" says they'll be running reruns of her show during her hiatus after Wednesday's episode ... while going on to call her a "true champion" whose health comes before all else.

Wendy Williams is taking several weeks off from her TV show -- on doctor's orders -- to deal with a medical crisis related to hyperthyroidism.

Wendy announced at the top of Wednesday's show that she's suffering from Graves' disease ... an immune system disorder. She says one of the symptoms effects the muscles behind her eyeballs ... which she tried to turn into a joke.

Sounds like she'll be okay, but her doctor says she immediately needs to take 3 weeks of vacation. Wendy says she's only taking 2 weeks ... starting tomorrow.

Drake How Do I Top Giving Away 7 Figures? Just Stick to the Plan, G ...

2/21/2018 6:34 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Drake says giving away nearly $1 million during his recent music video shoot was one of the best things he's ever done ... and now he's contemplating how to beat that.

We pulled up on Drizzy Tuesday night leaving The Nice Guy -- not to cuddle, but to ask him how he felt donating $996,631.90 to various families and orgs in his video for "God's Plan."

He tells us it's by far the greatest thing he's done for others -- probably in his whole life, in fact. Now the million-dollar question ... how the hell do you top something like that?

Drake's got an idea on how to keep the good deeds going. And by the looks of his new $2.5 million LaFerrari that he rolled away in ... we'll go out on a limb and say he can afford it.

Got to love the Drake ... but only partly.

Rihanna Makes 30th Bday an Intimate Affair

2/21/2018 7:05 AM PST

Rihanna celebrated hitting the BIG 3-0 Tuesday night in NYC, but it was less of a bad girl RiRi party and more of a super formal Miss Fenty affair. Hey, she's maturing.

The fete for her closest friends and family was held at The Pool and Rihanna arrived in a fuchsia gown. Also in attendance were her mom, adorable goddaughter, best friend Melissa Forde ... as well as Paris Hilton and fiance Chris Zylka, and Toni Braxton.

Her Saudi billionaire heir boyfriendHassan Jameel, was noticeably absent from photos. 

The low-key event isn't what we've come to expect from Rihanna, but don't be surprised if she uncorks a classic RiRi party in coming days.

Billy Graham Dead at 99

2/21/2018 6:00 AM PST
Breaking News

Billy Graham, perhaps the most famous evangelist in U.S. history, is dead.

Graham died at his home early Wednesday morning in North Carolina. He had been ill for more than a decade. His death was attributed to natural causes.

Graham got involved in evangelism at 16 and rose to fame in his 30s when he held "sin-smashing" revival meetings under a circus tent in an L.A. parking lot. He then created his own ministry -- the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

Graham was at one time a segregationist but, after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Brown vs. Board of Education -- which ended segregation in public schools -- he flipped the switch and became a civil rights leader. He integrated seating at his revival meetings, and became a close ally of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. They preached together to millions who listened to their message.

He also refused to visit South Africa during the Apartheid era until the government allowed blacks and whites to sit together at his revival meetings.

Graham rubbed elbows with world dignitaries for decades, from Buckingham Palace to the White House. He was counsel to a number of presidents, from Harry S. Truman to Barack Obama.

And this is interesting ... Graham was a Democrat, but fiercely opposed the candidacy of John F. Kennedy because he thought no good would come from a Roman Catholic leading the country.

Graham was married for 64 years to Ruth McCue Bell, who died in 2007. They had 5 children.

Graham was 99.

RIP

Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban 'Embarrassed' After Report Slams Team Office 'Corrosive, Misogynistic'

2/21/2018 6:07 AM PST
Breaking News

Mark Cuban says he's already begun firing and suspending Dallas Mavericks front office employees over a Sports Illustrated article that paints the company as a nightmare place for female employees. 

The article came out late Tuesday and contains quotes from several current and former female employees who say they experienced sexual harassment and "predatory sexual behavior" while working with the Mavs.

Among the allegations in the article ... former Mavericks president and CEO Terdema Ussery allegedly told one female employee, "You're going to get gang-banged, aren't you?"

When the woman told Ussery she was actually going to the movies with friends he replied, "No, you're definitely getting gang-banged." Terdema has denied the allegations.

Another claim from the article ... a former Mavs website writer committed multiple acts of domestic assault, including against a female employee he was dating. 

Both employees -- Ussery and the writer are no longer with the team.

Cuban has essentially said he didn't know about the alleged incidents -- claiming he would speak with his head of human resources and was assured he didn't have a problem in the Mavs organization.

When he learned of the incidents via the Sports Illustrated reporters, Cuban says he immediately took action -- hiring an independent law firm to investigate and a 3rd party company to handle harassment complaints. 

Cuban says he's also fired his head of H.R. 

"I want to deal with this issue," Cuban told SI ... adding, "There's a problem in the Mavericks organization and we've got to fix it."

He later said the team is bringing in "experts" to educate his staff and will offer a hotline for "counseling and support services as well as personalized services and in depth training for all employees and related staff, including myself."

Miley Cyrus Shaun White's Gold Has Me Feeling Like ...

2/21/2018 7:00 AM PST

Miley Cyrus elevated Shaun White to Almighty status (holy hell ... check out that candle!!!). Just some of the perks of winning a gold medal.

Miley hung out with the Flying Tomato a week after he brought home gold for crushing the halfpipe event in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Dude landed back-to-back 1440s on his final run to help the U.S. clinch its 100th all-time gold medal at the Winter Olympics.

Shaun also seems to have bounced back after getting slammed with questions surrounding a 2016 sexual harassment lawsuit against him. Helps when his old pal refers to him as an American legend.

Chris Cornell Wife Blames Doctor for Suicide

2/21/2018 6:27 AM PST
Breaking News

Chris Cornell's wife, Vicky Karayiannis, blames her late husband's doctor for his suicide, saying the MD never should have prescribed a drug to relieve pain.

Vicky appeared on 'GMA' Wednesday and told Robin Roberts Chris was suffering from a shoulder injury and his doctor prescribed a benzodiazepine for relief. She says he was a recovering addict and should never have been given such a drug without close supervision.

Vicky says Chris began abusing the drug which then led to a relapse.

TMZ broke the story ... Chris hanged himself in a Detroit hotel room last May shortly after a Soundgarden concert. The Medical Examiner said he had a variety of drugs in his system, including a sedative, barbiturates and Ativan.

Vicky says Chris would never have killed himself in a sober state ... she says he loved life. 

Trey Songz Accused of Hitting Girl in the Face

2/21/2018 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Trey Songz is being accused of striking a woman he was partying with during NBA All-Star weekend ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us the woman filed a police report claiming Trey hit her in the face Saturday night while they were attending a Hollywood Hills party.

She claims Trey got upset because she was talking to another man, and hit her during an argument. We're told she left the party on her own to go to a hospital, and talked to police soon afterward. We're told her injuries were minor.

The case will be reviewed by the L.A. City Attorney to determine if Songz will be charged. We've reached out to his reps ... so far, no word back.

The singer was sued in December for allegedly smacking a phone out of a woman's hand in a Philly strip club. 

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