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DeMarcus Cousins On Confederate Statues: 'Take All Them Motherf**kers Down'

8/18/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

DeMarcus Cousins says there's no question about it ... every single Confederate statue needs to COME DOWN ASAP.

Click here... it's not over yet

Chopper on 'Making the Band 2' 'Memba Him?!

8/18/2017 12:10 AM PDT

Rodney Hill aka. Chopper is best known for being the troublemaking rapper in Da Band -- alongside Dylan, Freddy P, Ness, Babs and Sara Stokes -- in the early 2000s MTV reality show "Making the Band 2." Guess what he looks like now!

TMZ Live: Larry King: Heartsick Over Donald Trump

8/17/2017 10:53 AM PDT

HERE'S THE RUNDOWN
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  • Blac Chyna Dumps New Man 
  • Leonardo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet Hit The Pool 
  • Ray J At War With 'Celebrity Big Brother'

Raiders' Sean Smith Charged with Felony Assault ... Over July 4th Beatdown

8/17/2017 5:27 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith -- who signed a $40 million contract last year -- was arrested Thursday and charged with felony assault, TMZ Sports has learned. 

Officials say Smith attacked his sister's boyfriend on July 4 -- beat and stomped on his head in Pasadena in the early hours. 

He's been charged with felony assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury and battery with serious bodily injury. 

If convicted, Smith faces up to 7 years in state prison. 

It's not Smith's first brush with the law -- he was convicted of DUI stemming from a 2014 car crash in which he smashed into a light pole. 

We've reached out to the Raiders for comment -- so far, no word back. 

Smith's attorney, Daniel Rosenberg, says Smith maintains his innocence and vows to fight the charges.

Charles Manson Not Looking Worse for Wear After Medical 911

8/17/2017 4:25 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Charles Manson looked healthy and as anti-Semitic as ever in his latest mugshot.

Manson was photographed Monday at the Corcoran State Prison in Northern California. Prisoners get photographed every few years for security reasons ... if they escape, the photo authorities put out will resemble the inmate.

The 82-year-old Manson, who is serving a life term for the slaughter that bears his name, may have done something with the swastika that seems bolder than before. Then again, the wrinkles may be accentuating it.

He doesn't look worse for wear after he was rushed to a nearby hospital where he spent days for a lesion in his intestines that caused significant bleeding. Surgery was scheduled but canceled ... he was too high risk.

Check out Manson's mug 3 years before ... a lot more hair.

'Twin Peaks' Actor Arrested Allegedly Beat GF with Bat ... Charged with Attempted Murder

8/17/2017 3:50 PM PDT

Actor Jeremy Lindholm -- who recently appeared on an episode of "Twin Peaks: The Return" -- is accused of viciously beating his girlfriend and trying to kill her ... and is facing an attempted murder charge.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... cops in Spokane, WA responded to a call from a local business about a man assaulting a woman with a bat, and when officers arrived ... we're told Lindholm was trying to flee with the bat still in his hand. Our sources say he surrendered in the alley and was taken into custody.

Based on witness statements and surveillance footage ... cops believe the victim's life was in danger. We're told Lindholm's attack as an "extremely violent assault" -- the video allegedly shows him striking his girlfriend on the head and body with the bat over a dozen times and also choking her. He allegedly said he wanted to kill her too.

The actor's facing multiple charges along with attempted second-degree murder, including second-degree assault. He's being held at the Spokane County Jail on $100k bond.

Lindholm's girlfriend was transported to the hospital and treated for non life-threatening injuries.

Robin Thicke Blurred Sonogram Lines April's Pregnant with a Girl!!!

8/17/2017 2:30 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

Robin Thicke is about to be a father again, with a girlfriend who is barely able to legally drink.

22-year-old April Love Geary is 3 months pregnant with a girl ... the baby is due March 1.

40-year-old Robin has been dating April for 3 years ... shortly after his wife, Paula Patton, filed for divorce.

Robin and Paula are still not divorced, and they have had an on-and-off custody war over their 7-year-old son, Julian. By the way, we're told Robin and April told Julian this week and he's "super excited for a little sister."

March 1 would have been Alan Thicke's 70th birthday.

The Roots Sued by Ex-Drummer ... You Can't Use My Mug Now That You Dumped Me

8/17/2017 4:54 PM PDT

The Roots are in the business of false advertising ... so claims its ex-drummer in a new lawsuit.

Frank "Knuckles" Walker -- who joined the band in 2002 but was cut loose back in May -- says the band is promoting performances as if he's still with the band. Frank also alleges the band never paid him his fair share of royalties.

In the suit -- first reported by the NY Daily News -- Frank says, by promoting appearances as if he's still a member, the band's using his likeness without permission. Frank adds that his legacy could be damaged if The Roots continue promoting gigs without admitting to fans he's no longer part of the group.

He calls the act despicable but doesn't elaborate on how the band shorted him. Frank's suing to get his cut and for The Roots to stop using pics of him to promote itself.

We've reached out to The Roots, so far no word back.

Celebrity Lawyer Mark Kaplan Divorce Client Claims Sexual Assault Kaplan Calls BS

8/17/2017 1:48 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mark Vincent Kaplan -- who has repped the likes of Stephen Collins and Kevin Federline -- allegedly forced his tongue down a client's throat and repeatedly told her he needed to bang her to focus on her divorce case ... so she says in a new lawsuit, but Kaplan says this is a revenge lawsuit after he sued her for skipping out on her bill.

Kathy Hakakian claims Kaplan sexually assaulted her numerous times and she was forced to withstand the attack out of fear he'd quit her divorce case.

Kathy says in November 2016 Kaplan insisted meeting at an L.A. bar where he urged her to booze it up to relax. She says he tricked her into showing him her phone, where he found a nude photo of her. She says Kaplan grabbed her, pressed himself against her and put his tongue down her throat.

Hakakian claims Kaplan insisted on driving her home, but he pulled over on a darkened street and started groping and kissing her. She says she demanded that he stop, but she says he responded, "Now I'm motivated to give your case my undivided attention."

She says she stayed on as a client, and at some point they had lunch at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, where she says Kaplan asked, "How's your p***y doing?" She says Kaplan told her, "If you let me see another naked picture of you, it will really help me to focus on your case." She got up and left.

But she still stayed on as a client. Hakakian says Kaplan coaxed her into his office for what she thought was prep for a deposition. They were alone in his office and she says he told her he wanted to have sexual intercourse with her, saying, "When this case is over, I'm going to f**k your p***y so hard from behind you won't know what hit you."

Hakakian, who's repped by attorney Paul Phillips, says when she left she told his receptionist what happened, to which the receptionist replied, "This isn't the first time I've heard that."

Kaplan's rep tells TMZ, he sued her August 7 to get more than $150k that she owes him for lawyer's fees. He says she didn't pay because she was upset with the result in her divorce which ultimately was handled by a different lawyer. Kaplan says her allegations are wild and untrue and he's confident the judge will see it his way.

Diddy Photog Beatdown Case Settled

8/17/2017 1:09 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Diddy handled some legal business with a paparazzo who claims the rapper's bodyguards jumped him ... but it took more than 5 years.

Diddy finally settled with photographer Gustavo Garces who was allegedly attacked on New Year's Eve 2011 after he snapped some pics of Diddy in his car at a downtown Miami hotel. The photog sued Diddy and his 2 security guys, claiming they held him and punched him while the rapper ordered them to take his camera.

The terms of the settlement are unknown, but this usually means the celeb coughed up some dough to make it go away. We've reached out to both sides ... so far no word back.

And if Gustavo's name sounds familiar, it's possibly because he once accused Justin Bieber of stealing his memory card ... also in Miami.

Barcelona Terrorist Suspect Ranted Recently Against Israel On Facebook

8/17/2017 11:04 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

A man allegedly connected to the van attack in Barcelona which killed as many as 13, was recently railing over the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

Driss Oukabir, who has been arrested in connection with the attack, shared a post on July 21 showing graphic photos and video of a child appearing to be manhandled by an Israeli soldier.

The translated caption reads, "Alas! what has happened to our Arabism. Even the children haven't been rescued from the Israeli occupation. Post this video to be watched by the whole people in the world."

The message was posted just days after 2 Israeli officers were killed in a shooting in Jerusalem's Old City.

Oukabir's Facebook profile has just been removed.

Bucs, Rays & Lightning: We'll Pay to Take Down Confederate Statue ... In Tampa Bay

8/17/2017 11:43 AM PDT
Breaking News

Three major Tampa sports teams are pitching in to remove a Confederate monument from the city's courthouse in the wake of the backlash against similar statues in Virginia. 

The statue in the middle of the controversy is the infamous Memoria en Aeterna -- a 106-year-old monument honoring the Confederate soldiers who fought in the Civil War. 

Officials recently voted to remove the statue -- but only if removal costs were raised from private donors. The cost was estimated at roughly $150,000

Enter the NFL's Tampa Bay Bucs, the MLB's Rays and the NHL's Lightning ... which just stepped up. 

"Recognizing that this monument does not reflect the values of our community, in collaboration with the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, our organizations have dedicated funds to assist in moving the statue from the public space in front of the courthouse."

"Now more than ever before, we must stand united and committed to diversity and inclusion as we all attempt to heal from the tragedy in Charlottesville."

No word on when the statue will come down.

Barcelona Terrorist Attack At Least 14 Dead, 80 Injured

8/17/2017 11:04 AM PDT
Breaking News

5:30 PM PT -- Spanish police are reporting they've killed 4 terror suspects in Cambrils, a town southwest of Barcelona, in yet another attack.

12:57 PM PT -- THERE HAS BEEN A SECOND TERRORIST ATTACK IN BARCELONA. ANOTHER VEHICLE RAN THROUGH A SECURITY CHECKPOINT, STRIKING 2 POLICE OFFICERS. ISIS HAS NOW CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR BOTH ATTACKS.

11:02 AM PT -- President Trump just condemned the terror attack in Barcelona and added the U.S."will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!"

10:53 AM PT -- Police ID'd Driss Oukabir as one of the suspects involved in the attack.

At least 14 people are dead and over 80 injured after a van plowed through a crowd in Barcelona... and officials are calling it a terrorist attack.

The horrifying incident went down Thursday afternoon near the popular tourist area of Las Ramblas. Police are calling it a "massive trampling" after the van mounted the sidewalk. Video taken at the scene shows bodies littered across the pavement. There's also at least one armed man reportedly holed up in a nearby restaurant.

The harrowing event comes on the heels of last week's Charlottesville attack ... where a white nationalist plowed through a crowd in a Dodge Challenger, killing 1.

Story developing ... 

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