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'Breakfast Club' DJ Envy Desus & Mero Need to Know I'm Serious ... No More Wife Jokes!!!

3/15/2018 2:11 PM PDT

DJ Envy stormed outta an interview with Desus and Mero on the 'Breakfast Club' to drive home one point -- his wife is NOT to be messed with again.

Envy tells TMZ ... he's cool with Desus and Mero now, but during Thursday morning's episode he says he had to go after the duo publicly for dissing his wife, Gia Casey, on their Viceland show.

If ya missed it, D&M made a crack about Gia staying with Envy for the money after they addressed rumors he'd cheated on her. Envy wasted no time putting his friends on notice -- introducing them as "d***head and p****." 

Co-host Charlamagne Tha God was cracking up, but Envy was heated.

Desus & Mero definitely wanted to squash the whole thing after apologizing. Envy told us why he still had to walk out of the studio -- but also why he thinks he'll be cool with D&M from here on out. 

United Airlines Dead Dog Triggers NYC Criminal Probe

3/15/2018 1:28 PM PDT

United Airlines is now under the microscope in a third state, as law enforcement in NY take a closer look at how that French bulldog died in an overhead compartment ... TMZ has learned.

A rep for the Queens District Attorney's Office tells us they're now looking into the matter and currently reviewing the facts to determine if there is a prosecutable case in their jurisdiction. The United flight where Kokito died ... took off from Houston and landed at LaGuardia Airport, in Queens County. 

As we reported ... the Harris County, Texas D.A. has launched its own investigation, which is in the hands of a police animal cruelty task force.

In addition, Illinois is home to United's headquarters ... so that state would have jurisdiction if and when Kokito's owners file a civil lawsuit.

Kanye West Clothing Company Sued You Ripped Off Our Camo Gear

3/15/2018 12:48 PM PDT

Kanye West's clothing company is being sued for allegedly ripping off camouflage patterns from a competing company.

Yeezy Apparel and Unknwn are being sued by Jordan Outdoor Enterprises over camo hoodies, camo thigh-high boots, cargo pants, hooded bomber jackets, shirts, boots and other stuff.

The lawsuit claims Jordan has distinctive markings on its Realtree line and Kanye's companies ripped them off. 

Kanye's companies have used Kim Kardashian to model some of the gear.

According to the lawsuit, a rep from Yeezy contacted Jordan to discuss using the camo patterns, but when the folks at Jordan said Kanye's company needed to license the items, they went radio silent and then without authorization they went ahead and copied the patterns.

Jordan is asking a judge not only for damage, but to stop Kanye's company in their tracks from continuing to sell the items in question and to turn over and destroy the items that already exist. 

Corey Feldman Stiffing an Angel ... According to Complaint

3/15/2018 12:42 PM PDT

2:26 PM -- A rep for Feldman tells TMZ ... Margot was fired due to "highly unprofessional behavior," which included violating her contract. The rep goes on to say Margot made false accusations against Corey, and he looks forward to seeing her in court.Corey Feldman's holding out on one of his Angels, and she's so pissed about it ... she's ratting him out to the state of California.

According to docs, Margot Lane filed with the State Labor Commission ... Corey's company failed to pay her for angel services rendered. Margot says she's owed $1,470 in salary for the period of Aug. 3 to Aug. 12, 2017. Doesn't sound like all that much, however ... there's more.

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, the state says Margot's owed an additional $6,860 in penalties for the unpaid wages. Grand total is $8,330.

Margot served as Corey's musical director and also played guitar and piano in his backing band -- the Angels.

We're told she left the group at the end of August. Guessing getting stiffed didn't help the sitch.

Anderson Cooper Splits with Longtime BF

3/15/2018 12:18 PM PDT
Breaking News

Anderson Cooper has officially split from his longtime boyfriend, Benjamin Maisani.

Cooper released a statement Thursday confirming that he and Maisani, a night club mogul, had "separated as boyfriends some time ago." He added, "We remain the best of friends, and will continue to share much of our lives together."

The two were spotted together earlier this week leaving the home they still share in Manhattan, so it seems they're still on good terms. They were together for nine years.

Rumors the two had broken up began to surface after several photos of Cooper with Dallas doctor Victor Lopez made their way onto social media over the past few months. 

Cooper has not confirmed or denied if he and Lopez are dating, but all signs seemingly point to yes.

Daily Mail first reported Anderson's break-up.

'Jeopardy' Contestant Trebek Knew I Was in 'Willy Wonka' But, HE Didn't Ask!!!

3/15/2018 11:05 AM PDT

Alex Trebek hates all things 'Willy Wonka' -- that's our takeaway anyway, after hearing from the 'Jeopardy' contestant who was also in the movie ... which Alex completely ignored.

Paris Themmen -- who played little Mike Teavee in "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory" -- tells TMZ ... he didn't bring up that interesting tidbit while getting introduced on Tuesday night's episode because Trebek had clearly decided NOT to mention it.

Themmen says Trebek had 3 "fun facts" about him, but obviously chose to run with a backpacking nugget instead. According to Themmen, Alex is a big travel guy, and that apparently took precedent with him over anything as stupid as classic movies.

Even crazier ... Themmen says there's history with Alex and 'Wonka.' He tells us his wife was a 'Jeopardy' champ back in the day, and also had the 'Wonka' fun fact about her hubby on her card. He says Alex ignored it then, too ... until he couldn't.

Florida School Shooting Video Shows 'Coward' Deputy As Shooting Begins

3/15/2018 10:00 AM PDT
Breaking News

Cops just released video showing the deputy who was allegedly cowering outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High when the shots started flying.

The video shows Deputy Scot Peterson outside the school at 2:22 PM EST ... about a minute after Nikolas Cruz opened fire inside the school. Peterson and an apparent staffer at the school knock on a door, but then quickly turn in the other direction. You can see Peterson on his radio as they quickly walk away and get in a golf cart.

Peterson has claimed he thought the shots were coming from outside the building -- but critics, including some investigators, think surveillance footage proves he knew it was inside.

Peterson's been reamed by everyone, including President Trump, for failing to engage Cruz. The Broward Co. Sheriff says Peterson was outside the building for "upwards of four minutes" while the shooting happened.

Peterson, who's been labeled the so-called "Coward of Broward County," was initially suspended without pay, but eventually resigned 8 days after the shooting.

Danry Vasquez's Ex-GF I Wish I Would've Pressed Charges

3/15/2018 11:04 AM PDT
Breaking News

The woman who was brutalized by baseball player Danry Vasquez says she regrets not pressing charges against him ... and prays that he's a changed man for the sake of his new wife.

Fabiana Perez spoke with Univision and confirms the two did not break up until months after the 2016 attack. Vasquez got engaged to a new woman in Nov. 2017 and they're now married. 

Perez says the two had been together for 6 years and were engaged at the time of the incident. 

As we previously reported, Perez was not cooperative with prosecutors and lobbied the district attorney to let Vasquez slide. 

Now, Perez says she regrets her actions ... and had this message about Vasquez:

"May God forgive him. He knows what he did. He wronged me, and at the time I forgave him, but if I had the knowledge I have now, I would have made a different decision."

As for people who criticized her for staying with Vasquez after the attack, Perez had this to say:

"It’s true what they say: you need to walk a mile in someone’s shoes to know how you’d feel in their situation. People don’t know the stuff that I lived, people don’t know the fear that I suffered."

"Like I said, a lot of what you see in that footage, I don’t remember. I see the video now and remember moments of the situation, but you really don’t know how you would feel."

Drake Fortnite Sesh w/ Ninja Was No Fake Love, Just God's Plan

3/15/2018 10:08 AM PDT

Drake broke the Internet this week by hopping on a computer game with its most popular player -- but the virtual appearance wasn't a planned plug ... Papi's just a big fan.

Sources over at Fortnite -- the battle-royale type combat game that's super popular on the streaming platform, Twitch -- tell TMZ that Drizzy's Wednesday night sesh with Ninja was not a sponsored event or a pre-planned gimmick ... on the contrary, it happened organically.

We're told Drake personally reached out to Ninja last week on Instagram to set up a mutual time to nerd out and blow stuff up on Fortnite. Apparently, he's a big fan of the game ... following its accounts on social media and even having his own profile -- TheBoyDuddus.

Our sources say Drake and Ninja did not signal they'd be online together Wednesday, and that the pairing came as a complete surprise. But, the love didn't go unnoticed (or unappreciated) ... we're told Fortnite's sending Drake a bunch of swag as a thank-you.

Fortnite's also in the process of setting a celebrity NBA-style "Party Royale" gaming event in mid-June with around 50 celebs and 50 pro gamers. We imagine Drake will get an invite -- Travis Scott and Steelers player Juju Smith, too ... who also played with D&N last night.

As for how Drake did ... word around the water cooler is that folks were making fun of him for being low-key trash. No biggie ... he's rich ... and weirdly well-rounded.

Cardi B Baby Due This Summer ... Still Doing Coachella!!!

3/15/2018 1:00 AM PDT

Cardi B's set to pop out her baby this summer but, unlike Beyonce, she's not letting pregnancy stop her from performing at Coachella.

Sources close to Cardi B tell TMZ ... the rapper's due the first week of July and will be close to 7 months pregnant with Offset's kiddo when she takes the stage next month at Coachella.

It's unclear if she'll dress to cover up what will most likely be a noticeable baby bump by the time she takes the stage. Notice, she was more modest last week at the iHeartRadio Music Awards.

TMZ broke the story ... Cardi's people told nightclub staffers she's pregnant during Super Bowl weekend. She denied it, and so did her baby daddy ... but we're told the baby train's full steam ahead.

Our sources say Cardi plans to remain in work mode until she pops. For example, we're told she's spent the last 2 weeks buried in the studio to complete her debut album. She also fully intends to go on tour with Bruno Mars in September ... a whopping 2 months after giving birth to her first child.

She's got a lot on the line -- about $100k per night of the tour, and the same goes for her Coachella dates.

That's a lotta diapers.

Bill Nye Stephen Hawking Blew Our Minds!

3/15/2018 8:52 AM PDT

Stephen Hawking's contributions to science are almost too much for Bill Nye the Science Guy to grasp, because they require thinking beyond what actually exists. Yeah, buckle up.

We got Bill Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol, where he was repping for the Planetary Society. He says that's how he was able to meet the late, genius physicist/cosmologist.

Bill says Stephen's legacy isn't about any single discovery, it's more about changing the way people think about the cosmos, and he takes a stab at explaining it to our camera guy, too.

Basically, it's a SUPER brief history of Hawking's time on Earth.  

Don McLean My GF Is Sweeter Than American Pie

3/15/2018 9:11 AM PDT

Don McLean's playing a young man's game, and dominating so hard ... he's already got a trophy. 

The legendary "American Pie" singer was leaving a hotel Wednesday in London with his much younger, and total smoke show of a Playboy model girlfriend ... Paris Dylan.

We'll do the math -- she's 24, he's 72, which adds up to ... get it, Donnie! 

He was dressed age-appropriately for an oldie, but goodie folk singer. Paris also appropriately rocked a curve-hugging dress. Even though she's posted pics with a shiny rock on her finger, Don's people have told us their thing is strictly professional.

Don didn't write the book of love ... but those legs gotta put his faith in God above ...

Joe McKnight Shooter Gets 30 Years in Prison ... for Manslaughter

3/15/2018 8:25 AM PDT
Breaking News

The man who shot and killed ex-NFL RB Joe McKnight could be spending the rest of his life in a prison cell. 

Ronald Gasser, 56, was just sentenced to 30 years behind bars ... less than 2 months after he was found guilty of manslaughter in a Louisiana courtroom. The maximum sentence he faced was 40 years.

Gasser was originally charged with 2nd-degree murder, but the jury elected for the lesser charge of manslaughter after more than 7 hours of deliberation back on Jan. 26.

McKnight -- who played for the Jets and Chiefs from 2010-2014 -- was gunned down by Gasser during a road-rage incident on Dec. 1, 2016, which ended when Gasser shot McKnight 3 times through his passenger side window. 

Joe was only 28.

McKnight's mother, Jennifer, gave a victim impact statement before the sentencing, saying -- "That day, you didn't have to do that. That didn't have to happen. It hurts. It's going to hurt a long time."

Michelle Quick, the mother of Joe's 8-year-old son, also addressed Gasser before leaving the courtroom in tears.

"It will be my life's mission to make sure my son, Jaiden, doesn't grow up with hate for you. Not because you don't deserve it, but because he should not have hate in his heart."

FYI, Gasser's lawyer's filed a motion for a new trial before the sentencing -- claiming he was clearly acting in self-defense -- but the judge rejected their proposal.

They're planning to appeal the 30-year sentence.

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