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Florida Mass School Shooting Bulletproof Backpack In High Demand

2/16/2018 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

There has been a run on bulletproof backpacks in the aftermath of the slaughter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School ... TMZ has learned. 

A company called Bullet Blocker sells the fortified knapsacks for anywhere between $200 and $500. We're told the company sold 500 of the bags Thursday, a 30% spike in regular sales since the shooting. 

The company's owner, Joe Curran, tells us the majority of the backpacks sold this week are headed to Florida.   

The item is made with a Kevlar lining and weighs about 4 1/2 pounds.  

Joe's company sells a bunch of bulletproof gear on a regular basis, but he says Thursday, backpacks were at the top of his sales list, and most of those sales were in Florida.

BTW ... the company also sells bulletproof luxury items, like Gucci bomber jackets and Hermes bags.

A sign of the times. 

Elton John Pissed After Flying Beads to Face ... NOT Alright on Any Night!!

2/16/2018 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Elton John was totally down for fighting on a Wednesday night when a fan whacked him in the mouth with some beads ... temporarily silencing the legend.

Sir Elton was right in the middle of "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" during his Caesars Palace concert when what looks like leftover Mardi Gras beads came flying over his piano.

Check out the vid ... the singer was pissed and a little stunned as he checked his teeth for damage. Even though the band kept rocking, Elton needed a good 35 seconds to compose himself.

We're told he'd just invited the first row to come on stage, and one of those fans was the bead-tosser.

It's a guarantee he or she will NOT be invited back. 

Migos Trump-Level Security For All-Star Weekend

2/16/2018 7:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Migos is clearly concerned that Offset is now engaged to a woman who has pissed off the Crips, because their security rivals a Presidential detail.

Quavo, Takeoff and Cardi's fiance Offset rolled up in an alley behind a downtown L.A. clothing store where the guys went shopping. The massive security detail blocked entry on both sides of the alley.

They're in town for All-Star Weekend and are expected to perform at least once with Cardi B, who incited the Crips by disrespecting the gang in a social media post just after Super Bowl weekend.

The message is clear ... don't mess with us, or else.

Elizabeth Warren 'NRA Owns Congress'

2/16/2018 7:13 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Sen. Elizabeth Warren says the Florida mass shooting is sadly a vicious cycle set on repeat ... and her colleagues won't do anything about it because they're a bunch of muppets for the NRA.

We got Senator Warren Thursday night at LAX and asked her to offer us a ray of hope following Wednesday's tragedy in Parkland, Fla. ... where Nikolas Cruz brutally killed 17 people at his old high school.

As you can see, Warren struggles to offer a pep talk because she sees no end in sight.

Blac Youngsta Lil Pump is Getting Done Dirty ... 'F*** tha Police!!!'

2/16/2018 7:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Lil Pump and his mother are getting a raw deal from law enforcement ... according to his homie, Blac Youngsta, who has some choice words for cops. Three to be exact. 

We got Youngsta outside Ciroc Studios in Hollywood, and he took a break from plugging his new record to support Pump. TMZ broke the story ... Pump was arrested for firing a handgun while in his L.A. apartment. The 17-year-old rapper's mom could also be in trouble for leaving a minor home alone with a gun and weed.

Youngsta thinks law enforcement's version of the story is total BS, and didn't pull punches when we asked for his opinion.

We'd say BY is starting the "Free Lil Pump" campaign, but Pump got out of jail yesterday -- with a GPS ankle monitor -- and bragged about his "rich lawyer."

Bonus: Watch for Youngsta's baller exit in the lambo. L.A. traffic's a bitch!

Cardi B Shimmers in Unresolved Pregnancy Mystery

2/16/2018 6:51 AM PST

Cardi B hit up Madison Square Garden Thursday in a shimmering, sequined getup, and it doesn't resolve the question ... is she really pregnant?

Cardi showed up for the Romeo Santos concert at MSG, struttiing in with attitude. From this angle, it's hard to see if she's showing, but an argument can be made both ways.

TMZ broke the story ... one of Cardi's people told a staffer at a Super Bowl party she was drinking Fiji Water because she was 3 to 4 months pregnant.

Maybe more immediately pressing ... Cardi's expected to fly to L.A. Friday for All-Star Weekend, and there are security concerns after she dissed the Crips in a recent post. 

 

Tiger Woods Takes Hot GF to Hot Sushi Joint

2/16/2018 6:45 AM PST
Breaking News

Tiger Woods is still going strong with reported GF Erica Herman -- judging by the fact they just had a fancy dinner date at the hottest sushi joint in L.A. 

The two were spotted leaving Nobu in Malibu on Thursday evening -- hours after Tiger wrapped up his first round at the Genesis Open in the Pacific Palisades. 

Tiger didn't hit great at the tourney -- yet still managed to finish his first round just 1 over par. 

He didn't appear to be in the best mood on the way out of Nobu -- but at least the company was good!

Woods and Herman have been linked together since October -- when they were spotted together at the President's Cup. 

The two seemingly met at Tiger's Florida restaurant "The Woods" -- where she used to be the general manager.

Omar Epps Sued by 'Shooter' Actress ... He Went Off Script and Broke My Arm!!!

2/15/2018 6:48 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Omar Epps improvised an action scene with a much older actress, and ended up sending her to the hospital ... according to a new suit filed by the actress.

Donzaleigh Abernathy claims she was filming a scene with Epps in May 2016 for the USA show "Shooter" where his character was supposed to murder her character, when he "completely deviated from the script" and "threw his left forearm with full force at [her] right arm," and broke it.

Abernathy says she was 59 at the time, and claims a much younger and stronger Epps was negligent and reckless in his handling of her during the scene. According to the docs ... along with breaking her arm, he also dropped her hard on the floor and injured her back. She claims production was stopped and she was rushed to the hospital.

Abernathy is suing Epps, along with Paramount Pictures, for negligence and assault and battery. She's asking for damages for her pain and suffering and wants her medical costs -- present and future -- covered.

Kim Kardashian Keeping Up with the Hand-Me-Downs ... Bid on My Stuff!

2/16/2018 12:30 AM PST
Exclusive Details

If you've ever wanted to raid Kim Kardashian's closet, here's your chance to do it ... without getting arrested for trespassing.

A bunch of Kim K's old wardrobe and accessories are being auctioned off on eBay right now through marketing agency Auction Cause -- with more than 200 items up for grabs.

Here's the cool part ... a lot of this stuff is "Pre-owned," meaning they were worn or used by Kim herself at some point. There's also a handful of new items she owned but never wore -- such as bikini bottoms. Nothing used in that department. Sorry, creeps. 

We're told 10% of the proceeds are going to Children's Hospital Los Angeles. So, at least you're shopping for a really good cause ... besides self-gratification.

Khabib Nurmagomedov Conor McGregor's UFC Career Is Over '100%' Getting Stripped!!

2/16/2018 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Conor McGregor hasn't stepped inside the Octagon in over 15 MONTHS ... and UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov says that's proof he ain't fighting EVER again.

At least, not in MMA.

"I don’t think he gonna come back," Khabib told TMZ Sports outside Jay Glazer's MMA gym in Hollywood.

"When is Conor compete last time in MMA? Long time. He's boxing guy."

Khabib says McGregor's team is focused on a rematch with Floyd Mayweather ... instead of a real fight against him or Tony Ferguson -- who he's facing at UFC 223 in April.

Khabib also told us his contract for the Ferguson scrap explicitly states they're fighting for the "real belt" -- which means the UFC is "100%" stripping Conor of his lightweight title.

FYI, Dana White still hasn't made an official decision on Conor's championship status or his future with the UFC.

Stay tuned ...

Backflipping Figure Skater Surya Bonaly 'Memba Her?!

2/16/2018 12:01 AM PST

French figure skater Surya Bonaly is best known for busting out her signature backflips during competitions including the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan (photographed above) which landed her in 10th place overall. Guess what she looks like now!

TMZ Live Florida Shooting Suspect Trained with White Supremacist Group

2/15/2018 10:45 AM PST

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Anthony Rizzo Gives Powerful Speech At Vigil for Florida Shooting Victims

2/15/2018 6:57 PM PST
Breaking News

Chicago Cubs star Anthony Rizzo choked back tears while delivering a powerful speech at the vigil for those lost in the tragic shooting at his H.S. alma mater ... and he's calling for the government to make a change.

Rizzo -- who attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL -- addressed the crowd mourning the 17 people killed in Wednesday's massacre ... promising to do whatever he can to help his community.

"I've been very impressed with talking to the students and how they're taking care of each other and how they're coming together," Rizzo said.

"I want you to know that you're not alone in your grief."

Rizzo added "I'm a baseball player, but I'm also an American, I'm a Floridian, and I'm a Parklander for life."

"While I don't have all the answers, I know that something has to change before this is visited by another community and another community and another community."

We also talked to PGA golfer Nicholas Thompson -- who was born and raised in the area, and graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas H.S. -- about the impact the shooting has had on his family, and how he plans to help the community heal.

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