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Snapchat We Need Domestic Violence Help After Rihanna Ad Backlash

3/16/2018 12:30 AM PDT

Snapchat is doing crisis management after getting called out by Rihanna for allowing an ad to run on the social media platform that poked fun of her domestic violence incident at the hands of Chris Brown.

A rep from the National Network to End Domestic Violence tells TMZ they were contacted by Snapchat Thursday asking if the social app could bring an NNEDV member onto its board.

The NNEDV rep we spoke to said their role will be to educate the Snapchat staff on domestic abuse and what's appropriate to post, so they don't make similar mistakes again. 

Rihanna blasted the ailing social media platform for running an ad for a game app called "Would You Rather?" that disturbingly asked: Would you rather "Slap Rihanna" or "Punch Chris Brown?"

People were quick to call Snapchat tone deaf, and Snapchat rapidly made a mea culpa, calling the ad  "disgusting" and admitting they made a "terrible mistake" by not putting the kibosh on it during the reviewing process.

Gervonta 'Tank' Davis I'll Whoop Any UFC Guy, Just Like Floyd ... Hit Me Up, Dana!

3/16/2018 12:20 AM PDT

Floyd Mayweather's protege is gunnin' for the Octagon, too -- and if he gets the chance to cross over, he says he'll beat ANY UFC FIGHTER in his division.

Boxing star Gervonta "Tank" Davis -- the co-headliner for Mayweather vs. McGregor -- has been going back-and-forth with a bunch of UFC guys on social media ... after hinting he'd be down for an MMA fight like his mentor.

We caught up with Tank to see if he's really down -- and he let us know what's up.

"If the opportunity's up for grabs then I'm definitely willing to fight any one of them guys near my weight class," Davis told TMZ Sports. "Dana White, I'm waiting on your call, baby."

FYI, Gervonta fights at 130 pounds -- around the same weight as killers like Demetrious Johnson, Cody Garbrandt and T.J. Dillashaw.

As for Floyd -- Tank told us why he thinks a Conor rematch could be in the cards ...

Palmer in 'The Thing' 'Memba Him?!

3/16/2018 12:01 AM PDT

David Clennon played the ceiling-sticking Palmer -- who gets detected in the suspenseful blood testing scene with Kurt Russell as MacReady -- in John Carpenter's 1982 cult classic 'The Thing.' Guess what he looks like now!

TMZ Live Cardi B Pregnant At Coachella

3/15/2018 10:48 AM PDT

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NBA YoungBoy Bails Outta Jail In GF Assault Case

3/15/2018 4:08 PM PDT

NBA YoungBoy finally got sprung after spending more than 2 weeks behind bars for allegedly beating his girlfriend ... TMZ has learned.

The 18-year-old Louisiana rapper posted $75,000 bail Thursday around 1 PM to get released from Ware County Jail in Georgia. TMZ broke the story ... YoungBoy was busted in Florida on Feb. 24 on a warrant for kidnapping, and then transferred to GA.

Surveillance video from a Waycross, GA hotel showed YoungBoy slamming his girlfriend, Jania, and dragging her back into their room -- hence, the kidnapping warrant. Jania told police they were only playing around.

Cops didn't buy her version of events, and YoungBoy was eventually booked for felony kidnapping, as well as aggravated assault.

A judge had initially denied him bail, but that changed Monday at a second hearing, where the judge set his bail amount.

'Crazy Alien' Dog Spun Violently Hurled Into Icy River

3/15/2018 2:35 PM PDT

A dog on a movie set was put in a cage, violently spun around and dropped into freezing cold waters ... and nothing about it was pretend.

Sources on the set of "Crazy Alien" tell us the scene, shot in China in November, featured a German Shepherd hoisted high above the ground in the cage. According to the script, the dog was captured by aliens. 

You see in the clip -- provided by PETA -- the cage turns around with considerable ferocity before being hurled into a nearby river. We're told the scene was repeated multiple times until the director was satisfied.

Our sources onset say the dog was shaken up after the stunt, but did not appear to be injured. 

Matthew Morrison, who starred in "Glee," is featured as the star ... we're told he was not onset when the scene was shot. 

TMZ broke the story ... a terrified German Shepherd was placed in turbulent waters on the set of "A Dog's Purpose" and the video we posted triggered a torrent of criticism.

We've reached out to "Crazy Alien" honchos and Morrison's team ... so far, no word back. 

'Bachelor' Arie Luyendyk Jr. Besos por Lauren In Barcelona

3/15/2018 3:56 PM PDT

Arie Luyendyk Jr and fiancee #2, Lauren Burnham, don't seem worried about their haters while they make out in the streets of Barcelona. 

The 'Bachelor' couple left all the controversy behind and jetted off to Europe, first hitting Iceland and now Barcelona. Their PDA sesh is either a sign they're totally carefree now, or an obvious attempt to play it up for paparazzi.

Hard to tell when it comes to Arie, but after he dumped his first pick, Becca, he instantly became public enemy #1 in the eyes of 'Bachelor' fans ... so, great time for an extended vacay!

Interestingly, former 'Bachelor' Jason Mesnick, who similarly backtracked on his final rose pick, advised Arie to get the hell outta dodge, meaning L.A., due to all the hate from Bachelor Nation.

Jason's still married to his pick from the show ... so, maybe Arie's wisely taking the tip.

Donald Trump Jr. Wife Files for Divorce ... It's Been a 'Long Time Coming'

3/15/2018 2:21 PM PDT
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Donald Trump Jr.'s wife is filing to divorce him after nearly 13 years of marriage.

Vanessa Trump filed docs Thursday in the Manhattan courts, and she's seeking an uncontested proceeding. That's a strong sign the couple has already hammered out details of their split, such as child custody and property.

Sources connected to the family tell TMZ the divorce has been a long time coming, and the relationship has been "bad for a while." Among the issues, Vanessa "hates politics and Don Jr. is gone all the time."

One source says contrary to being upset, Don Jr. is "relieved."

They have 5 children together -- between the ages of 3 and 10, and got married in 2005.

According to the NY Post, which first reported the split, Vanessa's been upset about some of his controversial tweets ... most of which defend President Trump and his policies.

Vanessa got a major scare just last month, when she received an envelope with white powder, and a hate letter for Don Jr. that read, in part, "You the family idiot. This is the reason why people hate you. You are getting what you deserve." The powder turned out to be corn starch, and the sender was eventually arrested.

Our sources say that incident absolutely "freaked her out."

'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.

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