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Keaton Jones' Mom Those Confederate Pics ... Supposed to Be 'Ironic and Funny'

12/12/2017 6:46 AM PST
Breaking News

Keaton Jones' mother is defending her social media posts with the Confederate flag and insisting she and her family are not racists.

Kimberly Jones told 'GMA' the photos were intended to be "extreme" and "ironic and funny."

Kimberly said she would take it back if she could. She's made her social media pages private since the backlash started.

As TMZ first reported, Kimberly's posts also hindered online fundraising efforts. One GoFundMe account, which raised $58k for Keaton's case, is now on hold. The person who started the page stresses he has nothing to do with Kimberly ... and only wants to help Keaton. 

Roy Moore Giddyup ... I'm Here to Vote!!!

12/12/2017 8:54 AM PST
Breaking News

Roy Moore went full cowboy mode ... mounting a horse to cast his ballot in Alabama's contentious special election.

The Republican U.S. Senate candidate arrived on horseback Tuesday in Gallant, Alabama. Moore wore his trademark cowboy hat while riding Sassy. Apparently, this isn't the first time he's pulled this stunt. Moore also showed up on a horse to vote in the GOP Primary.

Moore's nearing the finish line of an embattled campaign that includes mounting allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers when he was in his 30s.

Floyd Mayweather Sets Sail on Epic Thailand Vacay ... I'm James Bond!

12/12/2017 9:06 AM PST
Breaking News

Floyd Mayweather's larger-than-life Asia trip has docked in Phuket, Thailand ... and the retired boxer's soakin' in the sun on a frickin' yacht!!

Floyd's retirement vacay has taken him through China, Russia and Dubai ... but it seems like he's REALLY enjoying this leg of the trip -- an island-hopping tour also featuring beach time on the world-famous James Bond Island and guided cave kayaking.

"I don’t know about y’all, but I’m living!!!" Mayweather wrote on social media.

Floyd even managed to squeeze in some time for romance ... swingin' with Jamie Lynn, one of his many lady friends, next to a candlelit pool.

It's good to be rich.  

NYC Pipe Bomber to Trump 'You Failed to Protect' America

12/12/2017 8:43 AM PST
Breaking News

The New York City bomber allegedly went on Facebook just before setting off a homemade device and told President Trump he'd failed to protect the U.S.A.

According to the federal criminal complaint filed Tuesday against Akayed Ullah, the bomber took to the social media site with his message to the Prez while on the way to the Port Authority subway before the explosion. 

Per the docs, obtained by TMZ, Ullah allegedly wrote ... "Trump you failed to protect your nation" ... which prosecutors say he posted Monday morning before the incident. They go on to say the message was written with ISIS in mind. 

During a presser about the attack, US Attorney Joon Kim also revealed a search of Ullah's apartment uncovered a handwritten note that read, "Oh America Die In Your Rage."

As we reported ... Ullah was captured alive after detonating what many called a pipe bomb strapped to his person. Three other people were injured, leaving one temporarily deaf.

As for Trump ... he released a statement Monday essentially saying his travel ban was necessary to prevent attacks like this. Sounds like he'll have more ammo for that point now.

Bethenny Frankel I Want My Daughter!!! Sues Ex for Custody

12/12/2017 7:50 AM PST

Bethenny Frankel is taking her ex-husband back to court for custody of their daughter ... and she might be using his stalking and harassment case as leverage.

Bethenny reopened her divorce case against Jason Hoppy, according to docs filed December 6. She's most likely seeking full custody of their 7-year-old daughter, Bryn ... since they'd previously reached a custody agreement in 2014.

Since then, Hoppy was ordered to stay away from Bethenny after he allegedly told her, "I will destroy you." He was charged with stalking and aggravated harassment, and struck a plea deal in the case.

Unclear if that's the reason for her reigniting a custody battle -- we've made calls in to their attorneys -- but they're due in court in January.

California Wildfires Burned Highway Bunny Recovering

12/12/2017 7:55 AM PST

The burned bunny rescued from one of California's wildfires -- seen in a viral video -- is recovering well and could be released back into the wild soon. Take that, 2017 bad news!

The female cottontail suffered burns to both her ears and feet and was taken to the California Wildlife Center in Malibu after hopping into the flames of the Thomas fire ... which has scorched about 230,000 acres in Southern California.

She was rescued by 21-year-old Caleb Wadman, the dude seen wearing a red sweatshirt in that video, and although the move was super risky, some say the furball wouldn't have survived if he hadn't intervened.

Oscar Pistorius Bruised In Prison Fight ... Over Phone

12/12/2017 7:11 AM PST
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Here's a story about a no-legged man in an ass-kicking contest ... 

Ex-Olympic sprinter (turned convicted killer) Oscar Pistorius was involved in a prison fight in the South African penitentiary where he's locked up ... officials confirm. 

The Blade Runner -- who's serving a 13-year prison term for the 2013 shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp -- got into the scrap on Dec. 6. 

Prison officials say Pistorius and another inmate fought "over the use of a public phone in the special care unit."

Pistorius only suffered a bruise. No word on the other inmate. 

Not so tough without your gun, are ya? 

Elon Musk Over the Moon for Trump & Space ... Rep. Wilson Calls BS

12/12/2017 7:26 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Elon Musk doesn't care if President Trump or Buzz Aldrin himself says it -- he's all for sending humans back to the moon.

We got Tesla's CEO leaving No Name Club in WeHo Monday night and asked what he thought of Trump's Space Policy Directive 1, which orders NASA to start working on a program to send astronauts back to the moon and, eventually, Mars.

Elon might as well have screamed "To Infinity and Beyond," 'cause that's how giddy he is -- despite having huge political differences with Trump in the past.

Same can't be said for Rep. Frederica Wilson ... who's calling out 45 for throwing up a big space smoke screen. 

Frederica was at Reagan National when she told us Trump's using NASA to distract from the Russia investigation -- but she believes there's NO chance it'll work.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Here's My Girl ... With Our New Girl!

12/12/2017 7:07 AM PST

Dwayne Johnson is celebrating a huge debut, and it ain't on a movie screen ... it's in his longtime girlfriend's womb.

The Rock and Lauren Hashian proudly showed off her baby bump in Hollywood Monday night at the 'Jumanji' premiere event. The photo op came just a few hours after they announced they're expecting their 2nd child together. The couple's first -- 2-year-old Jasmine Lia -- helped reveal they're having a girl. Again.

Dwayne also has an older daughter from his previous relationship.

Three girls. As the proud daddy put it ... #tequilatime.

Lawsuit: Marshall Faulk Pinned Woman Against Wall ... Demanded Oral Sex

12/12/2017 6:10 AM PST
Breaking News

Marshall Faulk -- along with NFL legends like Warren Sapp, Donovan McNabb and others -- are named in a lawsuit by a former NFL Network employee who says she was aggressively sexually harassed by talent and execs. 

The accuser is Jami Cantor, who was hired by NFL Network in 2006 as a wardrobe stylist. 

During her employment, Cantor says she was "subjected to ongoing and continuing sexual harassment by current and former on-air talent." 

Here's the list of allegations: 

Marshall Faulk (current on-air talent) -- asked invasive questions about sex, "such as favorite sex position, whether she liked oral sex, and whether she dated black men."

"As time went on, Mr. Faulk became more aggressive, such as inviting Plaintiff to his hotel room, stroking and pulling out his genitals in front of her, pointing to his crotch and asking Plaintiff, 'when are you gonna get on this already?' He also pinned Plaintiff against a wall, demanding oral sex while he pulled his pants down."

Ike Taylor (current on-air talent) -- sent Plaintiff sexually inappropriate pictures of himself, and a nude video while masturbating in the shower.

Warren Sapp (former on-air talent) -- came into restroom while plaintiff was preparing clothes and urinated in front of her. 

When she screamed at him to get out, Sapp said, "Sorry mama, but your office shouldn't be our sh*tter."

Sapp is also accused of giving the woman sex toys for Christmas 3 years in a row. 

Donovan McNabb (former on-air talent) -- sent text messages to plaintiff asking if "she was a squirter" and telling her she "looked like the kind of girl that squirted when getting f*cked."

Heath Evans (current on-air talent) -- sent nude pics of himself to plaintiff 

Eric Davis (former on-air talent) -- groped, grabbed and made sexually charged comments to plaintiff. 

Eric Weinberger (former Exec Producer of NFL Network) -- sent nude pics and graphic text messages including telling plaintiff she should be "getting f*cked every day."

Cantor claims she complained but "nothing was done." Instead, the 51-year-old says she was fired in 2016 and replaced with a 30-year-old. 

NFL Network has suspended Faulk, Taylor and Evans in the wake of the lawsuit. 

Julie Chen Heartbroken Over Keaton Video But Mom Makes it 'Murky'

12/12/2017 7:41 AM PST

Julie Chen's a solid multitasker -- she pulled no punches for Kimberly Jones while showing major compassion for Keaton getting bullied.

We got the "Big Brother" and 'Talk' host leaving Craig's in WeHo Monday night, and asked her if photos of Keaton's mom with Confederate flags makes her uneasy about the flood of support for Keaton -- some of it financial.

Julie's clearly not a fan of those Kimberly pics, but she's found a way to separate that from Keaton's battles with bullies.

Al Sharpton Feel Bad for Keaton But Tell His Mom to Cut Confederate BS

12/12/2017 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Rev. Al Sharpton says support for Keaton Jones should come with a big string attached ... now that it appears Keaton's mother has strong views about racism and the confederate flag.

Sharpton was outside NBC Studios in NYC when he told us the celebs who offered support, or even trips, to Keaton and his mom ... should demand Keaton teach his mother, Kimberly Jones, a thing or 2 about compassion.

The way Sharpton sees it, Kimberly wants the world to show her 11-year-old son sympathy for dealing with school bullies -- even though her confederate flag pics show support for slavery ... or as he puts it, "institutional state bullying."  

To be clear, the civil rights leader isn't calling for celebs and non-celebs to abandon Keaton -- but he IS saying Keaton's mother needs to learn a lesson as much as the kids who bullied her son do.

Chris Brown Chill Out ... Monkey Is Mine, Not Royalty's!!!

12/12/2017 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Chris Brown knows better than to give Royalty a pet monkey ... which is why he didn't.

Sources close to CB tell TMZ ... the baby capuchin monkey everyone saw his 3-year-old daughter cradling actually belongs to Chris. We're told he bought the exotic pet about 2 months ago ... and her name's Fiji.

As we reported ... Chris got skewered online for appearing to have bought Royalty the monkey ... with scores of fans saying the monkey posed a danger to Royalty, and belongs in the wild.

We're told Fiji's permanent address will be CB's crib, and that's the only place Royalty will get to see her. The monkey's not allowed to go to her mom, Nia Guzman's house. While that might ease safety concern's for Royalty, Fiji still won't be in the wild.

Our sources say Chris really wanted her because his idol Michael Jackson had Bubbles, the chimp. It was pretty obvious he was heading down this path when Chris flipped over one of Mally Mall's pet primates.

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