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LeBron James Gives Major Props To Amazing Viral Video Hero

3/21/2017 7:08 AM PDT
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0321-lebron-james-TMZ-01LeBron James just gave major props to a viral video HERO ... praising a man who talked two young boys out of a street fight and into a handshake.

The video starts out with a brawl between two teenagers -- but then becomes a teaching session as a man intercedes PEACEFULLY, mentors the kids, and eventually gets them to squash their beef.

It began to make the rounds Monday night, garnering over 3.5 million views, and LeBron took notice, tweeting his appreciation.

"So dope!!! #Salute the homie who stepped in and spoke real to our young generation. We all need a word or 2 to help!"

It wasn't just LeBron either. Other sports stars like NFL player Torrey Smith, and former MLB player Jerry Hairston Jr. tossed love at the video as well.

Nicki Minaj Goes Full Tony Robbins with Fans After Blitzing Past Aretha!!!

3/21/2017 7:36 AM PDT

Nicki Minaj stopped in her tracks Monday night to inspire her fans ... in the wake of eclipsing Aretha Franklin as the woman with the most Billboard Hot 100 Songs of all time.

The rapper was surrounded by hordes of fans outside her London hotel following a performance with Drake at O2 Arena.

Nicki gave them quite the pep talk.

Wyclef Jean Pissed Off After Getting Handcuffed In Mistaken ID Pullover

3/21/2017 5:39 AM PDT
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Wyclef Jean blasted cops in L.A. for slapping the cuffs on him overnight, thinking he was an armed robbery suspect.

Wyclef and 2 female passengers, one of them his manager, were pulled over by L.A. County Sheriff's deputies around 1:30 AM in West Hollywood. Law enforcement sources tell us his vehicle matched the description of a car used in an armed robbery right around the same time, in the same neighborhood -- and Wyclef was wearing a red bandana ... also matching the suspect description.

As for how he ended up in handcuffs -- we're told one of the women got out of the vehicle abruptly, and while talking to deputies ... Wyclef reached toward his waistband. Deputies put on the cuffs for about 6 minutes while they sorted this out.

One of Wyclef's passengers shot video of him blasting LAPD (it was really the Sheriff's Dept.) for detaining him. We're told 'Clef and his passengers were released once deputies realized there were no women with the real suspect.

As it turns out, that suspect was apprehended around the same time.

Of course, Wyclef knew none of this at the time ... and is extremely heated in the video.

'DWTS' Premiere Bull Rider Pulls Crotch Grab

3/21/2017 6:47 AM PDT

Professional bull rider Bonner Bolton knows how to rope 'em in ... but his move on "Dancing with the Stars" with partner Sharna Burgess may have crossed the line.

Cameras caught Bonner getting handsy below the belt during Monday's season premiere. Bonner brushed off the crotch grab saying it was an accident ... he was distracted and when she bumped into him he just randomly reached. Sharna gave him a pass too.

That said ... they have some serious chemistry.

Justin Bieber No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service ... What Happened to That?!

3/21/2017 6:50 AM PDT

0321-justin-bieber-mega-sbs-03Justin Bieber took a load off ... and everyone was all smiles.

The Biebs hit up a bar in New Zealand and for some reason, decided to rip his shirt off before pounding a few back.

Bartender was all in.


Dave Chappelle Muscles His Way Through Star-Studded Concert

3/21/2017 6:56 AM PDT

Dave Chappelle flexed his biceps in front of some huge stars at his Monday night concert.

Kanye, Kendall Jenner, Don Cheadle and Stevie Wonder were all front and center to watch Dave perform at The Peppermint Club.

On his way out Dave used his muscles to help a pap who ate it hard on the sidewalk.

BTW ... Dave's 2 new stand-up specials dropped on Netflix Tuesday. Soooo ... go peep that. 


Tom Brady Jersey Suspect Warning to Innocent Buyers You Could Be Prosecuted!!!

3/21/2017 1:00 AM PDT


The guy who allegedly stole 2 of Tom Brady's Super Bowl jerseys has created a big problem for anyone who may have bought stolen sports stuff from him ... if they don't turn it in, they could be prosecuted.

Mauricio Ortega is the guy suspected of entering the Patriots locker room after Super Bowl 51 and pilfering Tom's game-winning jersey.  We're told, in addition to also finding Tom's Super Bowl 49 jersey and Von Miller's helmet, authorities found other items.

As for what Ortega has ... it could be a lot, because he's had access to locker rooms at Super Bowls since 2005, and possibly earlier.  

Now here's the crazy part ... if authorities announce other items that were stolen, anyone who purchased them -- even in good faith -- has a legal duty to turn the items over to authorities.  Law enforcement sources tell us, if the buyers don't fork over the stolen goods, they could be prosecuted for the crime of receiving stolen property.

This kind of stuff happens with high-end collectors. Remember Nic Cage, when he learned a dinosaur skull he bought for $276,000 was stolen, he was legally required to return it and took the loss.


Jaime Pressly Gun Stolen in Break-In ...

3/21/2017 12:50 AM PDT

0320-jaime-pressly-38-special-tmz-getty-1Jaime Pressly lost more than $30k in jewelry when burglars broke into her home over the weekend ... we've learned they also made off with a .38 caliber revolver.

The gun raises the stakes in the latest celebrity break-in. The burglars, who entered by breaking a window, got the gun because they stole the safe in which it was stored. It's unclear if they knew a gun was inside.

This is the second safe that was stolen by a celebrity. Nick Young also lost his safe when he was hit last month.

And we've now learned why Jamie's security alarm wasn't on ... she was unsure how to work it.

Joey Badass Sued For Knocking Down 'Donald Trump'

3/21/2017 12:40 AM PDT

A Donald Trump impersonator is suing rapper Joey Badass for pushing him off stage.

Phillip Wilburn, who's appeared on "Conan" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" before, says he was performing at an L.A. MTV event in September when Joey shoved him in the back with such force he fell off the stage.

Wilburn says he had to shell out $1k in medical expenses after the fall and might possibly need surgery so things could add up to $25k. He thinks he'll lose around $50k in lost profits due to his injuries.

Wilburn wants more than $1.5 million in damages. 

Check out the video of the incident.

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Jared Fogle Attacker Hailed As American Hero ... (Read Prison Letters)

3/21/2017 12:30 AM PDT

0320-jared-fogle-steven-nigg-tmz-2Jared Fogle's turned a guy doing hard time for gun charges into a true blue American hero, and we have the letters that show the kinda love he's been getting.

We broke the story ... Steve Nigg is the inmate who handed Fogle his ass during a brutal beatdown last year in the Englewood, Colorado prison. What we didn't realize is Nigg became a rock star who was flooded with fan mail.

TMZ obtained several emotional letters sent to the 61-year-old. One said, "We've never met but I heard that you beat up Jared from Subway, the child rapist." Sorry you got put in solitary but please know that myself AND my organization that works with child rape victims are very very thankful for what you did."

Another one, written by a child, said, "I am writing this letter to thank you for your service. What you did took courage?" We're told the young fan also deposited $2 in Nigg's commissary account ... while another fan slipped him $50 and wrote, "This is my way of saying thank you for standing up for the children that are victims to scumbags like fogle."

Check out the gallery to see all the letters. As we told you, Nigg was later transferred to an Oklahoma prison, but he has zero regret about taking down Fogle.

Young Thug's Ex Manager Sues YT's Finance Guys You Nimrods Got His Lights Turned Off

3/21/2017 12:20 AM PDT

0320-young-thug-instagram-01Young Thug's former personal manager says his reputation has been ruined by Thug's finance guys who trashed him to cover their own incompetence.

The manager, Manny Halley -- who's repped a bunch of stars including Keyshia Cole and Nicki Minaj -- has filed a $50 million defamation suit against David Weise & Associates.

It all started when Weise's company sent an email in December to a bunch of people, claiming Manny had racked up more than $200k in unauthorized charges. The email got picked up by various urban blogs, and Manny says it's ruined his rep in the community.

Manny says the $200k was for YT's private jets for his concert tour.

Manny says he knows what's up ... claiming the Weise company bungled YT's financial affairs to the point his cell phone service and the lights in his home were shut off.  

And Manny says before he got trashed he tried to get the Weise company fired, so that's when they used the email as a preemptive strike.


Donald Trump Is Trumping the Kardashians ... Says Joy Behar

3/21/2017 12:10 AM PDT

Joy Behar says the Kardashians used to be TV's first family, but Donald Trump and the real First Family are putting them to shame.

We got Joy out in NYC where she told us she thinks the reality show going on these days is inside the Trump Tower, Mar-a-Lago and the White House. To her point -- FOX News, MSNBC and 'SNL' have all seen their ratings skyrocket since the prez was elected. 

But, all good things must come to an end, and Joy already sees one for the Trump show.

Bob the Goon in 'Batman' 'Memba Him?!

3/20/2017 9:00 PM PDT

0320-tracey-walter-batman-now-photos-launchTracey Walter is best known for playing Joker's go-to guy Bob the Goon -- opposite Jack Nicholson and Michael Keaton -- in Tim Burton's 1989 film 'Batman.' Guess what he looks like now!

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