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Floyd Mayweather Gets Butt Kicked In Court ... Over Katie Couric Interview

7/16/2018 2:42 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Floyd Mayweather just got ripped a new one in appeals court -- with a panel of judges saying there's a ton of evidence showing the boxer lied to Katie Couric in a '15 interview about his domestic violence case. 

Remember, Floyd's ex, Josie Harris, is suing Floyd for defamation ... claiming the boxer fudged the facts and lied about her to Couric when discussing his 2010 domestic violence arrest

In the interview, Floyd told Couric he did NOT "kick, stomp and beat someone" ... and explained, "Did I restrain a woman that was on drugs? Yes, I did."

Floyd was convicted in that case ... after her son told cops he saw Mayweather "hitting and kicking her." An emergency room doctor also noted Harris had multiple contusions to the head, face and left forearm.

Floyd had filed court docs to get Josie's lawsuit thrown out -- but, a California appeals court just ruled her defamation case CAN move forward because the evidence appears to be in her favor. Here's the opinion from one of the judges on the panel ... 

"Since this evidence is unequivocally at odds with the assertion that Mayweather was simply restraining a drug-addled Harris by only twisting her arm, it may reasonably be inferred that Mayweather acted with malice or reckless disregard of the truth during the Couric interview."

Long story short ... Josie now has the green light to move forward with her case -- and it could cost Floyd a LOT of money. 

Amazon Prime Day Sale Crashes Site ... The Dogs of Disappointment

7/16/2018 2:22 PM PDT

Someone's gotta be in Jeff Bezos' doghouse right now with Amazon's huge Prime Day sale crashing the retail giant's website, and the only people who might be celebrating are dog lovers. 

The annual event was doomed right off the bat -- as soon as it started at noon Pacific Time, users attempting to find big bargains, were instead met with error messages due to the site crash. Gotta hand it to Amazon though, because they programmed the error messages to include pics of cute pooches.

Nothing soothes the soul like man's best friend.

Amazon says it's working on fixing the problem, and some users are able to shop now. So, in case you miss the pups, or just need something to make ya smile ... check out these Prime Day doggies.

Kourtney Kardashian BF Younes Bendjima Throws Shade at Her Booty Pic

7/16/2018 12:27 PM PDT

So, this is a first -- someone's complaining about Kourtney Kardashian sharing a hot thong pic ... and that someone is her boyfriend, Younes Bendjima.

Younes took the jealous boyfriend route Monday, posting a comment on Kourt's photo which many are interpreting as major shade. He wrote, "thats what you need to show to get likes?"

He's since deleted his IG burn.

Kourtney and Younes have been dating since last October and reportedly had a brief breakup in March ... and word was there was some tension over Instagram.

Social media ... the ultimate relationship killer. 

Farrah Abraham Charged in Hotel Arrest Faces Battery, Resisting

7/16/2018 10:08 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Farrah Abraham is going to have to answer for her hotel meltdown in court -- 'cause prosecutors have filed charges against the ex-'Teen Mom' ... TMZ has learned.

The L.A. District Attorney's Office just filed 2 charges against Farrah for her Beverly Hills Hotel arrest last month -- when she allegedly struck a security guard and cussed out cops on the scene. She's facing charges for battery and resisting an officer ... both misdemeanors.

If convicted on both charges, she faces up to 18 months in jail.

TMZ broke the story ... Farrah was arrested last month at The Beverly Hills Hotel after allegedly striking a hotel security guard, who asked her to leave the premises. 

When cops arrived, she got belligerent and taunted police ... yelling, "Go f**k yourself" to officers. Farrah's tone changed when she was being hauled off in a police cruiser ... sobbing and yelling. 

President Trump Summit w/ Vladimir Putin Co$t Hundreds of Thousands!!

7/16/2018 9:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

President Trump's historic summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin didn't come cheap ... U.S. taxpayers are on the hook for more than $300k ... TMZ has learned.

According to federal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- the State Department made tons of new purchase orders specifically for Monday's Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, Finland. For hotels alone, the bill was $128,681.39. Tech support was a cool $100,972.50, and that included $12k alone for laptop/printer rentals.

And, as much as Trump hates the "fake news" media, he still fed them pretty well. Catering for the press cost $52,703.38. The Secret Service's ballistic glass installation and removal alone cost $15,913.35. There's also a $56k airport hangar rental fee. All in all ... the U.S. Gov dropped $302,124.62.

By comparison, Trump's face-to-face meeting with Kim Jong-un ran about $162k.

Gronk's GF Camille Kostek Thong'd Out In SI Bikini Fashion Show

7/16/2018 11:31 AM PDT
Breaking News

Camille Kostek is becoming a bikini force to be reckoned with ... Rob Gronkowski's GF hit the runway at Miami Swim Week in a super small bikini -- and the pics are awesome!!

Kostek and Haley Kalil were 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition rookies -- and they hit Swim Week to coach the next batch of bikini models during the Sunday night show at the W South Beach. 

Tons of women showed up for the casting call -- but show producers only selected 16 girls to walk the runway ... and, judging by the pics, they chose well. 

As for Kostek, she was also hanging behind the scenes with Olivia Culpo -- who's dating Danny Amendola ... Gronk's former New England Patriots teammate. 

Enough reading ... starting clicking. 

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Tekashi69 Didn't Squeeze Cop's Hand Too Bad ... Felony Charge Reduced

7/16/2018 9:52 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tekashi69 must not have gotten a good grip on that cop's hand back in May -- allegedly, of course -- 'cause his felony assault on a police officer charge didn't stick ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us Tekashi's felony assault on an officer charge was reduced to a basic misdemeanor assault charge. Tekashi was facing up to 7 years in prison before. Now, he's just facing up to a year in jail. 

As we reported ... Tekashi was booked for assaulting a police officer earlier this year after a traffic stop quickly escalated. Cops say he was being taken into custody when he allegedly squeezed a lieutenant's hand very hard, causing it to swell.

We're told the alleged injuries were not severe enough to warrant a felony charge, so prosecutors decided to reduce it. 

It's good news for 6ix9ine, if you ask us ... he's already got his hands full in Texas. Last thing he needs is another reason for NYC authorities to be breathing down his neck.

Shaq Starts 'Barkley Sucks' Chant ... During DJ Gig

7/16/2018 11:09 AM PDT
Breaking News

Shaquille O'Neal got an ENTIRE nightclub to chant "Barkley Sucks" during a DJ gig in D.C. -- and the trolling didn't stop there! 

Shaq was performing at Echostage as DJ Diesel -- when he decided to clown his "Inside the NBA" co-host with a giant projection on the back wall that read, "Barkley Has NO Ring!"

Shaq clapped along gleefully as the place went crazy!

Of course, Shaq and Chuck are really tight in real life -- so, it's all in good fun. 

Now, it's on Barkley to get even ... 

Of course, it's not the first time Shaq went off on an NBA star in a nightclub -- back in the day, he freestyled the infamous "Kobe, tell me how my ass tastes" verse during his rift with his Lakers teammate. 

Both Shaq and Kobe have said they've made up and they're on good terms now. 

Vladimir Putin Gives Trump World Cup Ball ... In Hacky Metaphor

7/16/2018 9:22 AM PDT
Breaking News

Vladimir Putin presented Donald Trump with a soccer ball from the World Cup in Russia ... and then dropped the following eye-rolling metaphor ... 

"Mr. President, I'll give this ball to you ... and now the ball is in your court."

Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. 

It all went down at a massive media event in Helsinki, where the two world leaders had a private meeting for several hours where they discussed everything from election interference to NATO. 

Trump was fired up about the meeting -- and the soccer ball, throwing it to Melania (who was sitting in the front row) and announcing that he would be giving it to his son, Barron.

POTUS also praised Putin for the way his country hosted the 2018 World Cup and said the US will strive to do "as good a job" when it comes to the States in 2026. 

Michelle Obama, Tina Knowles We're Cool Moms Who Dance At Jay-Z & Beyonce's Concert

7/16/2018 6:37 AM PDT

Michelle Obama didn't just crash Jay-Z and Beyonce's Sunday concert at Paris' Stade de France, she cut a rug with Bey's mom, Tina Knowles, in the best seats in the house.

The former First Lady was there with both daughters, Sasha and Malia, and it doesn't look like she embarrassed them too much with her dance moves. Malia also brought her boyfriend. No sign of Barack ... because he's in Kenya.

No doubt Michelle was having a good time with Tina Sunday in what looked like a VIP area on the floor. The Obamas have always been tight with Jay and Bey, and looks like that still holds. 

Eddie Money Blown Away by LAX Employee's Singing

7/16/2018 9:31 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Eddie Money's no "American Idol" judge, but he damn sure knows a good voice when he hears one ... even at the airport.

We got the "Two Tickets to Paradise" singer at LAX on Sunday when we introduced Eddie to LAX employee Tahjanae Johnson. We tell Eddie she's got a beautiful singing voice ... and Tahjanae wastes no time showcasing her chops.

Ya gotta see Eddie -- who knows a thing or 2 about top 40 hits -- react to the impromptu audition. Someone get Tahjanae an agent!!!

President Trump Putin 'Love Story' Plays Out in NYT 'Toon

7/16/2018 7:35 AM PDT

Presidents Trump and Putin got a thing going on ... a love thing, if ya buy into the satirical cartoon The New York Times just released, which is already stirring a ton of controversy.

"Trump and Putin: A Love Story" uses real soundbites from POTUS and puts them over images of the leaders on a date -- cruising in a car and riding a unicorn surrounded by rainbows and hearts. 

Their rendezvous takes a TV-MA turn, though -- Trump tweaks Putin's nipples, they make out and, finally ... there's some intense tongue wrestling. 

Some people think the whole thing is extremely homophobic, and others see it as hilarious. 

So, we gotta ask ... 

Cardi B Baby Pic Offers Rolling in ... Choosing Privacy, for Now

7/16/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Cardi B's baby girl won't make her public debut if her mama gets her way because, despite a flood of offers from media outlets ... she's keeping Kulture under wraps.

Sources close to Cardi tell TMZ ... multiple magazines, websites and photo agencies have reached out with offers for Kulture's first photo shoot. We're told the offers have been in the $100k neighborhood or higher.

Cardi and Offset have no desire to make a deal ... yet. We're told they won't even consider it until their daughter's at least 5 or 6 months old.

Our sources say Cardi just wants to focus on being a mom and bonding with her baby. So, Kulture's gonna be on the low, for now, but we also know she's already living the high life.

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