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O.T. Genasis Beyonce Dancing to My Song Made Me Cuss Up a Storm

4/17/2018 3:32 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

O.T. Genasis says he had no clue Beyonce chose one of his songs to include in her epic Coachella performance -- and his reaction in the moment was priceless.

O.T. was on the road Tuesday when we talked to him about Bey's headlining gig, during which she did a full-on dance to his 2017 single, "Everybody Mad." He was busy in the middle of his own tour, at the time, but says his phone started blowing up.

Y'know you're suddenly tied to Bey when bee emojis start flooding your phone.

O.T. makes a good point here -- Beyonce didn't just throw his song in the background as transition music ... she used it as a crucial part of her performance, meaning she had given it a lot of thought and time in rehearsal. In other words ... Bey clearly digs his work. 

She's given "Everybody Mad" sales and online streams a big boost, too.

We also asked him what his first thought was when he heard Beyonce had plugged him at Coachella. We had to bleep it for TV, but you'll get it raw here.

Christian Slater 'Mr. Robot' Predicted Hackings But, the Future Looks ...

4/17/2018 3:15 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Christian Slater makes no bones about it ... "Mr. Robot" anticipated the Facebook and Russian hacking scandals 3 years ago, and the world is just now catching on to it. Too little, too late?

We got Christian Tuesday at LAX, and asked him about the eerie comparisons between his hit show, which tackles the dangers of cybersecurity ... and the recent plague of high-profile hackings of political, retail and social media platforms.

Christian -- who plays Mr. Robot, the "fsociety" hacktivist leader -- credits the show's creator, Sam Esmail, for having the vision back in 2015 when the show premiered. He also gives him props for scaring the crap outta us.

Not to worry, Christian says the future's not totally doomed. Or so he thinks.

Kardashians Mom & Sisters Jet Outta Cleveland Without Khloe & True

4/17/2018 12:30 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Khloe and True are on their own now with Tristan Thompson, because her fam just hopped on a private jet out of Cleveland. 

Kris Jenner and her daughters -- Kim, Kourtney and Kendall -- were wheels up and bound for L.A. Tuesday afternoon. Kris has stayed in Cleveland since last week when Khloe gave birth, but the sisters flew back into Ohio yesterday.

As we reported, Khloe and Tristan's relationship is in ruins right now, and her plan is to bounce out of Cleveland as soon as she and True are medically cleared to make the flight back to Cali. 

For now, we're guessing Khloe's kin trust she's mature enough to deal with Tristan and his cheating scandal on her own. At least until she can fly the coop too.

Beyonce Queen of YouTube ... Coachella Weekend #1 is a Record!!

4/17/2018 1:18 PM PDT

Beyonce's got YouTube crazy in love thanks to her Coachella performance which set a live stream record.

Bey's Saturday performance drew 458k simultaneous viewers on YouTube ... the most ever for a single Coachella performance since they started streaming the festival 8 years ago.

In all, we're told the opening weekend -- which also included The Weeknd, Eminem and Migos, -- generated 43.1 million live stream views in 232 countries. That makes it the most-viewed live music festival ever on YouTube. That number is also up a whopping 75% over last year, when Lady Gaga stepped in to replace pregnant Bey.

As Beyonce might put it ... you're welcome, YouTube.

Kodak Black 2 More Charges Dropped ... Inches Toward Jail Release

4/17/2018 12:58 PM PDT
Breaking News

Kodak Black got some good news while sitting in his jail cell that will help him get out much sooner than expected ... TMZ has learned.

The rapper's attorney, Bradford Cohen, tells us 2 remaining charges from the January raid of his Florida home have been dropped. The charges were for marijuana possession and possession of ammunition.

We're told Kodak admitted 2 other probation violation charges -- driving with a suspended license and associating with people engaged in criminal activity. He'll get credit for time served, which puts him in line for an October release with good behavior.

Once the rapper's free, the remaining year of house arrest and 4 years of probation will be wiped from his slate ... according to Cohen. He adds, "Kodak [and I] are extremely happy to resolve this case with an excellent resolution. It was very nice to deal with a fair judge who understood the circumstances -- along with prosecutors."

As we reported ... Kodak was arrested after an Instagram Live vid alerted cops to criminal activity, and he was hit with 7 charges. He was looking at around 12 years behind bars, until 3 charges were initially dropped.

Russell Simmons Jane Doe Rape Lawsuit is Pure Extortion

4/17/2018 11:16 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Russell Simmons says the vile allegations against him in a lawsuit filed by Jane Doe are pure fiction, and an extortion attempt to extract money from a rich man.

Simmons filed new legal docs in the case where a woman claimed he raped her after meeting her at a concert. Simmons says in the docs, obtained by TMZ, the suit is an attempt "to extort large sums of money from Mr. Simmons and for her lawyer to try to make a name for himself.

Russell calls the lawsuit "a work of pure fiction." But he says there's a more fundamental reason why the case should be tossed. He notes the woman claimed the alleged rape occurred in 1988 ... and the statute of limitations has long since run on any such claim.

As we reported ... Jane Doe claims she met Simmons at a hip-hop concert she was at with her elementary school-aged son, and ended up at his hotel room later that night after she dropped off her kid. She accused Simmons of threatening her son when she rejected his advances, then threw her on the bed and raped her. She's suing for $10 million. 

Simmons is asking a judge to dismiss the case.

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YouTube Feud Mars Sues Titanic and ThatPoppy ... You Jacked My Identity!!!

4/17/2018 10:17 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

A YouTube star who goes by the name ThatPoppy is accused of stealing the identity of fellow YouTuber Mars Argo, and Mars says her ex-bf, Titanic Sinclair, is behind the dastardly deed.

Mars claims in a new lawsuit she and Titanic were an item for 5 years, but that all changed after Titanic became violent and even suicidal in 2014 when she says they broke up.

During happier times, Mars and Titanic were prolific, producing 92 super popular videos featuring Mars singing.

But, love is a fleeting thing that often turns bad after breakups, and Mars says that's exactly what happened. She claims Titanic hitched his wagon to ThatPoppy, who starred in Comedy Central's "Internet Famous with Poppy."

Mars says Titanic and ThatPoppy completely mimic her songs. Even worse, she says ThatPoppy started looking creepily like her ... rabbit ears and all.

So Mars is now trying to sink Titanic, claiming copyright infringement, emotional distress and other stuff. She's also suing ThatPoppy for uncreatively pilfering her persona.

Mars' lawyer, Matthew Umhofer, tells TMZ, "Both Mr. Mixter [Titanic] and Poppy are frauds. Their only artistry is con artistry: Their only original creation is the suffering they've caused my client."

Stormy Daniels This is the Guy Who Threatened Me To Back Off Trump

4/17/2018 8:46 AM PDT
Breaking News

Stormy Daniels is now revealing a sketch artist's rendering of the mystery man who allegedly threatened her to back off Donald Trump.

The ex-porn star was on "The View" when she revealed the composite she and her attorney, Michael Avenatti, recently had done based on her memory of the 2011 incident. You'll recall she says the man approached her in 2011 and told her to "Leave Trump alone" and to "forget the story" ... or else.

Stormy told Anderson Cooper on "60 Minutes" that the threat came immediately after she'd spoken to In Touch magazine about her sex romp with Trump. She claims the man also threatened her then-infant daughter, saying ... "It'd be a shame if something happened to her mom." 

As for the sketch itself, Stormy's memory is he was between 5'9" and 6' ... and "lean but 'fit.'" He also bares a striking resemblance to Tom Brady ... at least the sketch does.

'Night Court' Star Harry Anderson Call Went Out for Cardiac Arrest ... Listen to Dispatch Audio

4/17/2018 9:12 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Night Court" star Harry Anderson was found dead when paramedics arrived at his home ... TMZ has learned.

We got the dispatch audio that went out to the fire department, and the call was for a person suffering from cardiac arrest at Harry's address. The first responders later confirmed Harry was dead on arrival. 

As we reported ... Harry died Monday at his home in North Carolina. Authorities say no foul play is suspected.

Anderson famously played Judge Harry T. Stone on the NBC sitcom from 1984 to 1992. He'd also appeared on 'SNL' before that. Harry was 65.

Khloe & Tristan Thompson Despite 'Our Little Girl' ... Relationship Still Severely Fractured

4/17/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson's relationship is in shambles ... despite an appearance Khloe created that her union is still tight.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Khloe has not spoken to Tristan for several days because she's still furious after finding out he repeatedly cheated on her, and embarrassed her in the process.

We're told while Khloe's recent post made it appear as if she and Tristan were solid -- unveiling the baby's name as "our little girl," True Thompson -- sources tell us it's just a facade and their relationship is hanging by a thread.

We're told Khloe is nowhere near forgiving Tristan ... and the same goes for the rest of the Klan, including Rob, who is raging at Tristan. For now ... Khloe's putting on a brave face for the sake of their daughter. Khloe's sisters are also livid.

Khloe and the baby are staying at Tristan's house in Cleveland for the time being, largely because all of the baby gear is in the nursery there. But, they haven't been alone since Khloe was released from the hospital. There is definitely a chill in the air.

Kris has been by Khloe's side since the birth, and Kim, Kourtney and Kendall flew to Cleveland on Monday to support their sister after she had an emotional breakdown. But things will soon change. We're told once Khloe's medically cleared to fly, she's getting the hell outta Dodge and bringing True back with her to L.A.

Aside from being the baby daddy, Tristan's status with Khloe is tenuous at best. 

Colin Kaepernick Hits NFL Headquarters to Depose Goodell

4/17/2018 6:55 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Colin Kaepernick just arrived at NFL headquarters in NYC flanked by his high-powered legal team ready to grill Roger Goodell like a cheeseburger ... and he had a message for his supporters. 

"I'm doing great," Colin said on his way in with attorneys Mark Geragos and Ben Meiselas.

"I love y'all and we gonna keep going!" he added.

Our NFL sources tell us ... Colin and the team are at HQ to depose Goodell as part of Colin's collusion case against the NFL -- in which he claims league officials like Goodell conspired with team owners to blackball him because of his kneeling protest during the national anthem.

We know Kaep's team has already deposed Houston Texans owner Bob McNair -- and there are reports Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and NFL executive vice president Troy Vincent were grilled this past week.

One last thing ... Kaep's team was carrying an Adidas bag on the way in -- and with reports the sportswear giant is considering signing Colin to a deal ... seems like the interest is mutual.

Jared Leto Draws Massive Crowd in Paris Mad Louvres for 30STM

4/17/2018 6:53 AM PDT

Jared Leto is now officially a living, breathing snowball effect -- and don't try questioning it ... just watch how fast he can drum up an army of fans by simply walking.

The Oscar winner and frontman for Thirty Seconds to Mars was minding his own business Monday, heading to the Louvre in Paris with bandmate Tomo Milicevic. A few folks recognized them at first and followed along ... then some more ... and even more.

The spontaneous groupie love didn't go unnoticed. Jared stopped mid-route and put on a little show for everyone -- and they seemed pretty ready to jam. Eventually, Jared and his new posse got to their destination ... but were turned away at the last minute.

Rollin' too deep, Jared. Way. Too. Deep.

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill We've Got Ed Sheeran's Back ... WE Didn't Steal Hit Song

4/17/2018 6:52 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are standing by their man, Ed Sheeran, and insist one of their hit duets -- which he wrote -- was not a rip-off of an Australian hit song.

Faith and Tim say they lawfully licensed their song, "The Rest of Our Life" ... which would mean there's zero issue with them performing it. They also deny the track is a "note for note" duplication of "When I Found You" ... a 2014 country hit for Jasmine Rae.

As we first reported, Ed has already denied he copied the tune when he penned 'Rest of Our Life,' and therefore there was no reason for him to get permission from the songwriters who are suing him ... as well as Faith and Tim.

The country music power couple just filed their response to the suit, and while they are backing Ed's claim he wrote an original ... they do make one caveat.

In the docs, they say IF their hit song is based on Jasmine's, and her songwriters DO suffer any damages ... it ain't their fault. Basically, we're just up here singing ... talk to our writer.

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