Kanye West Spotted In Dayton, OH ... Smells Like Sunday Service

Kanye West is in Dayton, Ohio ... and all signs are pointing to him hosting his Sunday Service in the same city where 9 people were killed in a recent mass shooting.

Kanye and his family were spotted Friday afternoon in Dayton ... which is pretty interesting, considering that's where his longtime friend Dave Chappelle is hosting a free show Sunday to honor the lives that were lost in this month's tragedy.

Our sources tell us Kanye appeared to be scouting a location for a Special Sunday Service ... and there are rumblings he will be bringing in his choir as well.

We reached out to Kanye's camp for confirmation ... but we haven't heard back.

As you know ... Kanye's Sunday Service has become super popular this year, with tons of celebs attending. He had a huge service at Coachella and has held the rest mostly around Los Angeles.

Stay tuned ...

Elizabeth Warren Odds-On Fave to Win Dem Nom ... For Now

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Forget Iowa, forget the polls and forget the talking heads -- Elizabeth Warren will be the Democratic nominee for President of the United States, according to people who really matter ... bookies.

Okay, it's not a guarantee, but according to oddsmakers at US-Bookies.com ... Warren has surged ahead of Joe Biden in the past week and is the favorite to win the Dem nomination to go up against Donald Trump in 2020.

Warren's odds are currently 15/8, making her the fave over Biden who's 11/4. Kamala Harris is 11/2 and Bernie Sanders is 6/1 ... followed by bigger long shots like Pete Buttigieg at 12/1 and Beto O'Rourke at 33/1.

In terms of actually WINNING the presidency, Warren still leads the Dems at 9/2 compared to Biden at 6/1. Of course, because he's not facing as much competition right now, Trump's the favorite to win in 2020 overall ... he's odds are even money.

It's interesting ... prior to the June debates, Biden was the frontrunner, but was passed by Harris after her strong performance in the second debate. Warren was third, according to the odds.

Over the course of July, the 3 candidates played musical chairs in the standings, but Biden became the favorite again on August 2 ... slightly ahead of Harris and Warren.

Senator Warren has been picking up steam the past couple weeks, though, and took over the top spot as of August 20.

Enjoy it while it lasts, Liz.

Terrence Howard Ripped by Judge ... Fork Over $1.3 Mil to Your Ex-Wife!!!

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Terrence Howard's success heading into the final season "Empire" just bit him in the ass -- or should we say the wallet -- because a judge is ordering him to give his ex-wife a huge chunk of his TV earnings.

Michelle Ghent scored a 7-figure W Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court when the judge said enough is enough, and ruled Terrence must pay her $1.3 million. About $263k of that is reportedly back spousal support -- and another $1.05 million is based on the fact he's pulling in big money.

Terrence is reportedly now making north of $250k per episode of "Empire." Michelle and Terrence's money battles have been dragging on since 2013 -- and, by comparison, he was only hauling in somewhere around $120k per episode in 2015, when the show debuted.

TMZ broke the story, Michelle filed docs last year requesting her ex pay her more than $900k in back spousal support, so today's ruling -- first reported by the NY Daily News -- is a massive legal victory for her.

There's more bad news on the horizon for Terrence -- Michelle's attorneys fees.

On Friday, the judge said the fees looked "reasonable" and set a hearing for next week to determine exactly how much he'll have to pay -- but Michelle says the tab is expected to be more than $1 million.

Rapper Jackboy Busted For Marijuana ... Ate Weed To Hide Evidence, Cops Say

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Rapper Jackboy -- Kodak Black's protege -- was busted in Florida after police say they found him eating marijuana in an effort to hide the illegal substance during a traffic stop!!!

Jackboy was arrested Thursday in Pompano Beach ... and police say, after they pulled him over for driving around with tinted windows, his BMW sedan reeked of reefer and an officer noticed him chewing something strange.


According to the police report ... cops ordered Jackboy out of his whip, and told him to open his mouth, revealing what turned out to be chronic!

After spitting out the saliva-covered sativa, Jackboy was booked for possession of marijuana and tampering with physical evidence.

Jackboy only had a little bit of tree on him, but Florida ain't California or Colorado ... the Sunshine State still takes weed very seriously.

Seems Jackboy is taking the Kodak Black playbook a little too far ... Kodak's got a long rap sheet too and, as we reported ... KB just pled guilty to lying on federal gun applications.

No word if Jackboy was inspired to allegedly eat the evidence after watching "Super Troopers."

Boris Kodjoe Squat's Happening??? Fitness Challenge at TMZ


Boris Kodjoe brought his new fitness app to life at the TMZ office to show how simple it can be to improve your health, but we proved to be tough customers.

The "Station 19" star dropped in Friday with his brother, Patrick, on "TMZ Live" to promote KOFIT, the health and wellness app he launched this summer with his wife, Nicole Ari Parker, along with his bro and his wife.

Boris lays it all out -- this app's perfect for both busy folks on the go or people who feel intimidated going to the gym ... and it only takes 5 minutes a day to get in good shape.

Still, the prospect of squeezing in some basic exercises at the office proved too much for TMZ Sports producer, Michael Babcock ... but Boris is a great salesman.

The Kodjoe bros corralled a couple other TMZ staffers for squats and desk push-ups to show that the workout's so easy ... even a Babcock can do it.

Check out KOFIT wherever you get your apps.

Sean Spicer Gonna Have Fun on 'DWTS' ... Shopping At Spanx, So What?!?


Sean Spicer says he's not bothered by the haters who don't want him on "Dancing With The Stars" ... but there's still one way to push his buttons ... his shopping trip to Spanx!!!

We got President Trump's first press secretary Friday at Reagan National Airport in D.C. and he was downright giddy about appearing in the upcoming season of 'DWTS' ... saying he doesn't care that tons of people think he's too politically polarizing for the show.

As you know ... 'DWTS' host Tom Bergeron blasted the decision to bring Sean aboard, as did "Grey's Anatomy" showrunner Krista Vernoff.

Sean was super smiley as our guy asked about his willingness to wear the crazy costumes ... telling us he's down to bring back his infamous Easter Bunny outfit -- one of his first White House gigs -- and anything else producers throw at him.

It's kinda funny ... Sean was walking out of a Spanx store when we got him ... and ya gotta see his demeanor switch when the convo shifts to shapewear.

Spanx for being such a good sport, Sean!!!

Nick Saban Ray Rice Speaks With Tide Players 'How To Treat' Women

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Nick Saban is calling on Ray Rice to teach his Alabama players an important lesson ... saying he had the ex-NFL star give a speech to the Tide "about how to treat the opposite sex."

Rice has been preaching to players and schools all over the country since he was booted from the NFL after TMZ Sports posted video of him punching his then-fiance in the face in a hotel elevator in 2014.

Saban clearly thinks the former running back has a valuable message he can relay to his team ... 'cause the Bama head coach invited the 32-year-old out to practice this week.

"He’s going to be here as a Title IX speaker to the team [Thursday night], which I think is a good thing for our players," Saban said.

"He’s obviously going to talk about how to treat the opposite sex and having the proper respect for other people."

Saban added, "I think that’s important to relationships. It’s important as a person to be able to do those things in a very respectful manner."

Rice has made countless attempts to try to make up for his massive misstep 5 years ago ... even offering to help Browns running back Kareem Hunt after he was caught on camera kicking a woman last year.

Seems Rice is finding success on his redemption tour ... coaches continue to bring him on to speak ... and in his return to Baltimore last year, he was wildly cheered.


Ex-'Bachelor' Chris Soules Accepts 2-Year Suspended Sentence In Fatal Crash Plea Deal

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Former 'Bachelor' Chris Soules is on board with a 2-year in prison sentence, but he's getting a pass on doing time behind bars.

Soules' attorney filed docs accepting the D.A.'s proposed sentence for his conditional guilty plea to leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious injury. The D.A. recommended he get a 2-year suspended sentence, and Soules is officially accepting the deal.

The judge still has to sign off on the deal, but assuming it's approved ... Soules would effectively be on some form of probation under the supervision of Iowa's Dept. of Correctional Services for the 2 years.

As we reported ... Soules entered his plea in November. The crime is an aggravated misdemeanor.

Prosecutors say Soules slammed his pickup truck into a John Deere tractor in April 2017, sending the tractor and its driver flying into a ditch. Chris remained at the scene until EMTs arrived, but he bounced before cops showed up. He insisted he did everything in his power to help the driver, who eventually died.

Soules' attorney argued his client suffered a concussion during the crash and claimed Chris dialed 911 and administered CPR before paramedics arrived.

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You'll recall ... Soules was arrested at his house after initially refusing to come out. Prosecutors say he bought booze before the fatal accident.

However, according to docs, Soules' lawyer says all witnesses at the scene agreed there was no indication he'd been drinking.

Soules appeared on season 19 of "The Bachelor" in 2015.

RBG Treated for Pancreatic Cancer


Ruth Bader Ginsburg has overcome yet another health scare, recently getting treated for pancreatic cancer.

The Supreme Court announced Friday RBG was recently treated for pancreatic cancer in NYC and said, "the tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body."

A rep for the high court said, "Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today completed a three-week course of stereotactic ablative radiation therapy. The focused radiation treatment began on August 5 and was administered on an outpatient basis to treat a tumor on her pancreas."


We got RBG at the airport in D.C. Friday and she seemed to be in good spirits.

The Supreme Court said the abnormality was first detected after a routine blood test in early July, and a biopsy performed on July 31 confirmed a localized malignant tumor. They said as part of the treatment, a bile duct stent was placed.

Proving her toughness yet again ... the Supreme Court said, "The Justice tolerated treatment well. She cancelled her annual summer visit to Santa Fe, but has otherwise maintained an active schedule" and added, no further treatment is needed at this time.

This is the fourth time the 86-year-old's dealt with cancer. She had also been treated for early stages of pancreatic cancer in 2009 but most recently she underwent a pulmonary lobectomy to remove 2 nodules from her lung. Doctors removed all of the cancer.

RBG also underwent surgery to successfully treat colon cancer in 1999. She underwent a heart procedure in 2014 to have a stent placed in her right coronary artery.


Eddie Murphy & Arsenio Hall Akeem & Rev. Brown Back in Costume For 'Coming to America 2'

12:51 PM PT -- We just got new pics of Eddie in full regalia as Akeem!!! Looks like he's holding scripts, so this could just be a rehearsal before they call, "Action," for real. But ... this is REALLY HAPPENING, people.

Lemme hear ya make a joyful noise -- Arsenio Hall is bringing back his iconic characters for "Coming to America 2" and we have pics of Rev. Brown ready for his sermon in the sequel!!!

Eddie Murphy and Arsenio look to be back in the swing of things as filming continues in Georgia. This is the first time we're seeing any of the celebs in full costume and makeup.

Of course, Arsenio famously played 4 different characters -- Semmi, Morris, Extremely Ugly Girl and Reverend Brown -- in the original film, and Friday he seemed to be shooting a scene as the right Rev. Note the grayer hair ... it's been 30 years, after all.

Eddie was on set keeping a watchful eye ... overseeing things in a black hoodie and sunglasses. No sign of Prince Akeem or Randy Watson and Sexual Chocolate just yet.

Tracy Morgan and Leslie Jones were also shooting scenes in full costume, along with another new addition, Luenell.

We're still waiting to see Michael Blackson get involved, but in the meantime ... check out the pics of everyone else in action.

The movie is expected to be released in December 2020.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Officials Credit Pilots For Saving Driver & Family


Officials are crediting the heroic actions of the pilots on Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s private jet for evacuating the NASCAR legend and his family from his burning plane during the crash, this according to new documents.

After the plane crash landed in Elizabethton, Tennessee on August 15 ... it caught fire and began to burn.

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But, while the flames raged, "the flight crew [which only consisted of the pilot and co-pilot] secured the engines and assisted the passengers with the evacuation," according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

The NTSB has been investigating the crash and while they have not specifically released the cause ... they do note that the landing gear on the plane collapsed at some point during the crash landing.

Officials say everything about the flight appeared to be routine until the landing ... when, for some reason, the plane bounced twice on the runway ... before crashing with only 1,000 feet of runway left.

The plane ultimately settled on the edge of a nearby highway where the flight crew evacuated Dale Jr., his wife, their 1-year-old daughter and the family dog.

Dale says he suffered back injuries in the wreck but expects to be fine. The rest of the family and the two pilots are all reportedly doing fine.

As part of the investigation, officials recovered the plane's black box -- but it was damaged in the fire ... so it's been sent to a lab for examination.

Tom Green Pissed at Kimmel for Stealing Bit ... Gee Jimmy, Where'd You Get That Idea?!?

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Tom Green's is no laughing mood over a Jimmy Kimmel prank, because he did the same thing years ago ... and got ripped off without even a shout-out.

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The comedian just shared a salty video on his Instagram, ripping Kimmel for stealing his decades-old bit where he paints his parents' house while they're out of town ... except Jimmy's target was his aunt.

As Tom sarcastically asks, "Wonder where ya got that idea?!"

Green accuses Jimmy of blatantly ripping him off and refers to him as a joke thief, and seems pretty exasperated over TV shows swiping his old ideas and using them as their own.

He doesn't list other examples, but it sure looks like he has a pretty strong case here. Of course, Jimmy actually pulled this prank on his aunt in 2010 ... he just shared again for #throwbackthursday.

Still, Tom points out when stand-up comics get caught stealing jokes, they get crucified ... and he's miffed Kimmel seems to be getting a pass.

The good news -- for Jimmy -- is Tom says he's a fan and offers a way for Kimmel to make it up to him ... just give him some freakin' credit.

Or, if he really wants to make it right ... perhaps Jimmy can let Tom put his bum on his lips.

We reached out to reps for Kimmel and they had no comment.

Rapper Ambjaay Claims Racial Profiling in Free Concert Bust


The young rapper whose earned praise from Kylie Jenner, Drake and Meek Mill had a very public run-in with the law that ended with his arrest ... and his reps are calling the move racist.

Rapper Ambjaay -- famous for his hugely successful track, "Uno" -- was busted Thursday about an hour east of L.A. in Rancho Cucamonga after directing hundreds of high school kids to show up to a nearby park for a free pop-up concert.

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So, why the move? The 19-year-old rapper wanted to reward the students from Rancho Cucamonga HS after a video showed them turning up to "Uno" last week ... hence the free concert. Problem was ... Ambjaay didn't have a permit, this according to law enforcement sources.

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We're told police responded to the park and told Ambjaay he had to shut it down, but we're told he instead directed fans to another park. Cops tell us they got wind of this ... and that's when they pulled him over, searched his car and arrested him for disturbing the peace. He was later released.

A rep for Ambjaay tells TMZ ... all the rapper was trying to do was give back to a community that had showed him mad love. The rep straight-up calls this a classic case of racial profiling. The rep adds the disturbance occurred only AFTER police wouldn't let the rapper perform.

Luke Walton NBA Will Not Discipline After Sexual Assault Investigation

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1:25 PM PT -- The Kings released a statement on the investigation ... saying, “Luke Walton is our head coach and we support him and his team as they continue to prepare for the upcoming season.”

Walton also spoke out ... saying, "I am 100% focused on coaching the Sacramento Kings, and energized to work with this incredible group of players and coaches as we start the preseason."

Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton will NOT be punished by the NBA ... after the league investigated claims he sexually assaulted a female reporter.

Walton was accused of forcing himself on former L.A. Lakers reporter Kelli Tennant in a Santa Monica hotel room back in 2014.

5 years later, Tennant filed a lawsuit against the head coach ... which sparked an NBA and Kings investigation.

The Kings and the NBA released a joint statement on Friday, announcing there was insufficient evidence to support the allegations.


"On April 22, 2019, Ms. Tennant filed a civil lawsuit against Coach Walton and, on April 23, held a press conference in which she described claims of sexual assault, verbal and physical harassment, and unwanted physical contact over a three-year period. Two days later, the Kings and the NBA commenced an investigation."

"The investigatory team was led by Sue Ann Van Dermyden, from the Sacramento law firm Van Dermyden Maddux, and Elizabeth Maringer, Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of the NBA."

The statement continues ..."During the investigation, more than twenty individuals were interviewed, including Coach Walton, and numerous documents and other relevant materials were reviewed."

"The investigators made repeated attempts to interview Ms. Tennant, but, through her counsel, she declined the opportunity to participate. The investigation is considered closed unless new evidence becomes available."

The civil suit is still active ... and is set to go to trial late next year.

Luke Walton -- who was never arrested or charged with a crime -- has adamantly denied any wrongdoing.

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Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino 'Jersey Shore' Gals Take D.C. ... Try to Spring Him Early


Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino only has a few weeks left to serve on his prison sentence, but the 'Jersey Shore' ladies can't wait that long ... so they're exercising their First Amendment rights to make it happen NOW ... but they picketed at the wrong building!

JWoww, Snooki, Angelina and Deena made donning "Free Sitch" t-shirts and carrying picket signs to get The Situation out of lockup early, but there was one problem -- they don't quite have the clout of Kim Kardashian ... who actually got inside The White House.

The girls' effort to jawbone with Donald Trump proved futile, but it looks like they got their landmarks wrong, because they ended up picketing outside The Treasury Building. Last we knew, the Treasury Secretary can't pardon felons.

Hey, it's the thought that counts.


In true 'Jersey Shore' fashion, at least one member of the cast had to embarrassingly eat sh*t on camera ... unsurprisingly, it was Deena.

She once said, "Face down, ass up ... that's the way I like to have a good time" ... looks like she takes that motto on the road.

As we reported, the Sitch officially started his 8-month prison sentence for tax evasion back in January. He's due to be released September 12 ... no thanks to his castmates ... or the President.

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Miley Cyrus She'll Keep the Pets ... In Divorce with Liam

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Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth didn't have any kids together, but they DID share tons of pets ... and now that they're divorcing, Miley's keeping all of the animals under her roof.

Sources close to the former couple tell TMZ ... Miley will keep her menagerie of pets -- 7 dogs, 2 horses, 2 mini horses, 3 cats and a pig.

Fact is ... if Liam wanted to put up a fight, he could in California because there's a new law that allows judges to determine which party is best suited to keep the pets. The judge puts a lot of weight on who cares for the animals. Judges even have the power to award joint custody of household pets.

In this case, however, it's no contest. Miley's the one who gave almost all of the animals a home in the first place -- mainly through adoption -- and she's certainly passionate about them. However, it was Liam -- while Miley was out of town -- who saved the animals during last year's wildfires in Malibu, which destroyed their home. Miley praised Liam's heroics on Howard Stern.

We're told Liam won't contest animal custody ... Miley gets the critters.

As we first reported ... Liam filed for divorce from Miley this week, but it sounds like the divorce will be easy breezy. We've learned they have a prenup that keeps all their stuff separate, so there won't be any bickering over property.

Hopefully, Kaitlynn Carter is an animal lover too.