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Alleged Shooter Nikolas Cruz Appears in Court

2/15/2018 11:06 AM PST
Breaking News

1:29 PM PT -- Cruz confessed to the shooting and told cops he was hiding extra ammunition in his backpack, this according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press.

Nikolas Cruz -- the 19-year-old man accused of murdering 17 people at his old high school in Parkland, Florida -- appeared in court for the first time Thursday.

Cruz, accompanied by two attorneys and several police officers, remained silent while his charges -- 17 counts of premeditated murder -- were read aloud. Cruz will be held without bond. 

As we reported ... Cruz threatened 9 months ago to carry out a mass shooting ... posting a comment on a YouTube video about the Texas University clock tower shootings, saying "I am going to [do] what he did." He also said he wished "to kill as many as I can."

Cruz is accused of using an AR-15 rifle to carry out the murders. He was taken to jail Thursday morning wearing a hospital gown.

LeBron James Racists Don't Care About My Money 'N-Word' Graffiti Was Proof

2/15/2018 12:22 PM PST

LeBron James is letting the world know the disgusting, racist words spray painted on his home in 2017 were no fluke ... 'cause despite all his money and fame, he's still a target for racists.

We broke the story ... LeBron's old Brentwood home (he's since bought a new place in the neighborhood) was defaced back in 2017, with someone tagging the home with the n-word while the family was away.

LBJ took a ride with Kevin Durant & Cari Champion for Champion's show, "Rolling With The Champion," and talked about the incident, saying it was a reminder his status doesn't insulate him from racists.

"I'm a black man with a bunch of money, and having a crib in Brentwood and having the word n***** spray painted over my gate, that lets you know I ain't too far removed."

You can hear the sincerity in LeBron's voice, and he spoke at length about the fact that he still feels like bigoted scumbags don't care about what you have, just what color you are.

"They will always try to figure out a way to let you know you're still beneath them."

Alleged Shooter Nikolas Cruz Obsessed Over Guns, Violence ... on Social Media

2/15/2018 11:40 AM PST

Nikolas Cruz was hooked on weapons and violence ... and that obsession was played out over and over again on his social media pages. 

The 19-year-old posed with guns, knives and even bragged about killing a frog on his Instagram account. Cruz is also seen sporting a  Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" hat in another post ... and Cruz allegedly posted pics of shotguns and military-grade rifle bullets on another personal Instagram account.

As we reported ... Cruz participated in at least one training exercise with a white supremacist group.

Cruz -- who 9 months ago threatened to carry out a mass shooting -- is accused of using an AR-15 rifle to carry out the murders. He remained silent while his charges -- 17 counts of premeditated murder -- were read aloud Thursday in court.

Ciara & Russell Wilson Introducing Sienna Princess ... 1st Baby Pics!!

2/15/2018 12:36 PM PST

Brace yourselves for some SERIOUS cuteness overload.

Ciara and Russell Wilson posted these pics Thursday of 9-month-old bundle of joy, Sienna Princess. The pics were taken by the star Seahawks QB (he's got great hands, ya know) and posted on their fan app, TraceMe.

Sienna looks like, well, a princess ... complete with Russell's trademark curly locks. She definitely steals the show, but ya gotta hand it to Ciara -- she's looking mighty flawless.

Her son, Future Zahir, looks dapper and seems to be enjoying the photo sesh.

#FamilyGoals for damn sure.

Florida Shooting Student's Horrific Joke Ready for 'Round 2'

2/15/2018 11:05 AM PST

It's almost beyond words ... a freshman at a South Carolina high school posted a photo of himself wearing a mask and holding what looks like an assault rifle with the caption, "Round 2 of Florida tomorrow."

The 9th grader is now in custody after an alarmed parent notified authorities and sent along the Snapchat pic.

Deputies descended on the home of the student, who told them the post was a joke. Law enforcement found the gun -- an airsoft rifle -- and after a search of the home determined the student had no access to firearms.

He was taken into custody and is at a juvenile facility.

Nikolas Cruz Trained with White Supremacists Leader Confirms Affiliation

2/15/2018 10:07 AM PST

The man who allegedly shot and killed 17 people at his former high school reportedly trained with a local white supremacist group in Florida before the massacre.

Jordan Jereb -- the leader of the white supremacist group Republic of Florida (ROF) -- told the Anti-Defamation League Thursday suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz had participated in at least one training exercise of theirs near Tallahassee, carpooling with other members.

Jereb said Cruz was "brought up" by another ROF member, but added that neither he nor anyone in ROF had directed Cruz to carry out the alleged crime.

Cruz has been charged with premeditated murder. At least 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL ... and Cruz is currently in custody.

Lil Pump Arrested for Shooting Gun While Home Alone

2/15/2018 9:09 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Lil Pump was arrested Wednesday night at his home after he fired a gun, but the reason he discharged the weapon is in dispute ... TMZ has learned.

According to law enforcement, Pump's manager reported 3 men were jimmying the rapper's front door, trying to get into his San Fernando Valley home around 4 PM, and the suspects fired a gun once through the door. The manager was not at the house, but was relaying info to cops after speaking to Pump.

When police responded, they found a bullet hole in the front door. However, there were no suspects on the scene. Cops say the 17-year-old rapper had been smoking marijuana, and after talking to him they found holes in the intruder story. 

Cops say the trajectory of the bullet hole shows it came from inside the home. Police returned a few hours later with a search warrant ... and found a handgun in the bushes below the balcony of Pump's apartment. The weapon was unloaded, but cops found ammo for the gun in the apartment. Cops felt Pump had fired the gun into the door -- not an intruder -- and arrested him for discharging a weapon in an inhabited place.

There's more potential trouble for Pump's family -- police found marijuana in the apartment, and his mother was not home. We're told she's under investigation for endangering a minor and having an unsecured gun at home.

Pump is currently being held in juvenile detention.

Pump's camp insists there were indeed 3 men trying to get into the home, and he only fired out of fear they were about to gain entry to the apartment. They also say Pump believes he hit one of the suspects. We're told there are surveillance cameras that should show the alleged intruders, and Pump's team will be reviewing it ASAP.

Amy Schumer Check Out My Secret Wedding!

2/15/2018 9:36 AM PST
Breaking News

Amy Schumer pulled a Jennifer Aniston and secretly married her boyfriend, Chris Fischer, Tuesday in Malibu with only about 80 people in attendance.

Schumer tied the knot overlooking the Pacific in an off-white dress. The bridesmaids wore pink, as did her pal, Jennifer Lawrence, though it doesn't appear J Law was part of the bridal party. Other stars reportedly there included Aniston, Larry David, David Spade and Jake Gyllenhaal

Schumer and Fischer, who's a chef, had only been dating for a few months. She broke up with furniture designer Ben Hanisch last May.

Alleged Shooter Nikolas Cruz Threatened Mass Campus Shooting 9 Months Ago

2/15/2018 7:38 AM PST

The man accused of slaughtering 17 students in Florida apparently had his sights set on a mass campus shooting 9 months ago, and made that clear in a YouTube comment.

Nikolas Cruz posted on a video months ago, saying he was going to mimic the first mass school shooting in America. Charles Whitman shocked the nation in 1966 when he killed 17 people while perched on the University of Texas bell tower and began unloading rounds from his rifle. It was the first mass shooting of its kind in American history.

Cruz, who allegedly also killed 17, posted this eerie comment ... "I am going to [do] what he did." The comment was dated 9 months ago.

He went on to write, "f*** antifa wish to kill as many as I can." This second comment was posted 6 months ago, which suggests these were not passing thoughts. He returned to the same video to reiterate these hateful thoughts. He added, "I am going to kill them in the future."

It appears a YouTuber whose video Cruz was also commenting on alerted the FBI and YouTube in September.

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President Trump Vows to Make Schools Safer ... NO Mention of Guns

2/15/2018 8:48 AM PST
Breaking News

President Trump addressed the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and vowed to make America's schools safer by tackling mental health issues.

Conspicuously, he did NOT mention gun control issues during his speech Thursday morning. The President called the shooting an act of hatred and evil. He promised the nation's young people and parents he would meet with officials to make school safety a top priority.

Trump had tweeted early this morning, "So many signs that the Florida shooter [Nikolas Cruz] was mentally disturbed" -- and he stuck to that Thursday, saying he was committed to improving mental health programs.

Worth nothing ... almost exactly a year ago, Trump signed a bill revoking gun checks for people with mental illness.

Trump's refusal to discuss gun control or gun safety reforms was glaring. Shortly after his speech, former President Obama tweeted about the need for "common-sense gun safety laws." 

As we reported ... Cruz was taken to jail early this morning wearing a hospital gown. Cops say Cruz used an AR-15 assault rifle to carry out the murders.

Kendrick Lamar's Label Honcho Sending Nearly 1,000 Watts Kids To See 'Black Panther'

2/15/2018 8:55 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Nearly 1,000 kids from three different Watts-area housing projects will be able to see "Black Panther" this weekend for the price of FREE 99, thanks to the CEO of Kendrick Lamar's record label.

The man behind the gesture is Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith ... who runs Top Dawg Entertainment, the label that's home to Kendrick, ScHoolboy Q, SZA, Jay Rock, and Isaiah Rashad.

We're told Top wanted to make sure the kids of Watts could check out the movie, so he teamed up with Interscope Records to buy out 5 shows in 3 different theaters, so tykes from the Nickerson Gardens, Jordan Downs, and Imperial Courts Projects could peep the flick.

We did the math on the capacity of each theater for each showtime, and it adds up to almost 1,000 kids who'll get transported to the venues by busses donated by the L.A. Unifed School District.

All the kids have to do is visit the housing authority at any of those housing developments and they are completely gucci.

WAKANDA FOREVER!!

FL Mass Shooting Suspect Nikolas Cruz's Mug Shot Released ... Wears Hospital Gown to Jail

2/15/2018 6:21 AM PST

The man who has been arrested for shooting and killing 17 people at his old Florida high school was walked right into jail early Thursday morning wearing a hospital gown.

19-year-old Nikolas Cruz was marched into the Broward County jail wearing what appears to be hospital issued garb. He has been accused of killing or injuring scores of students and staff in a horrific mass shooting at his former high school in Parkland, FL.

Former classmates told news outlets he'd shown off some of his guns before getting expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Police also say his social media searches were disturbing.

At least 17 people were killed Wednesday, and dozens more injured. He's been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. 

SI Swimsuit Models Bikini, No Bikini ... They're Bangin' HOT!

2/15/2018 8:39 AM PST

The Sports Illustrated swimsuit models came out in droves for the issue's launch party in NYC Wednesday night, and although most were covered up more than usual, they all looked smokin' hot. 

Kate Upton, Ashley Graham, Olivia Culpo, Barbara Palvin, Hailey Clauson, Danielle Herrington and Alexis Ren all posed for pics outside the Big Apple's Moxy Hotel where the event was held. Not exactly the beach, but who cares! 

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman and Christie Brinkley's daughter Sailor Brinkley Cook were there, too. The two are part of the issue's "In Her Words" spread where they posed nude with inspiring words tatted all over them.

Sure, it was Valentine's Day, but still a great party ... especially if you were a single dude.

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