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'L&HH: Atlanta' New Season Trailer Why Spice Went White Face

3/18/2019 5:05 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

'Love & Hip Hop' star Spice was apparently feeling pressured by the music industry about her "look," which might be why she went full white face to promote new music ... or so it seems.

In an exclusive clip teasing season 8, obtained by TMZ, Spice is being told by an artist development agent that her appearance is sub-par, which sends her barreling into a doctor's office as she starts to consider whether she should potentially bleach her skin. 

It's pretty dramatic ... the doc even tells her she should get a psychological evaluation before pursuing any bleaching. It sure looks like Spice didn't appreciate that. 

The trailer captures just part of the convo that seems to have sent Spice down the rabbit hole of questioning her "look," but VH1 released the full thing. The guy, Von, doesn't say anything about lightening, but suggests her current image might not work in the U.S.

As we reported ... Spice definitely went full white face as part of the rollout for her new mixtape, "Black Hypocrisy," which shocked the hell out of everyone and their mothers.

Interestingly enough, Spice later said publicly that she had not, in fact, bleached her skin ... and that the photo was aimed at raising awareness of colorism among black people.

That's definitely not how the new trailer plays it here, but it sounds like folks will have to tune in to see what really went down. Season 8 premieres on March 25. 

Miley Cyrus Breaks Down at Janice Freeman's Memorial

3/18/2019 3:39 PM PDT

Miley Cyrus was so overcome with emotion at the memorial service for one of her favorite 'Voice' contestants ... she couldn't fight back the tears.

Miley attended the Celebration of Life for Janice Freeman Monday at Mariners Church in Irvine ... where she poured her heart out and honored the former 'Voice' singer. You see Miley break down but she still manages to get a laugh when she says, "I was never her coach, ever. She was always mine."

Before surrendering the stage to her dad, Billy Ray, who led a rousing rendition of "Amazing Grace" ... Miley had some touching words for Janice, whom Miley was paired up with during season 13 of "The Voice."

Miley said, "I've learned more from her than anyone that I've ever gotten the honor to be in the room with, not just vocally, I should've gotten more lessons than I did, but she taught me everything that I know about love."

She went on to say, "And, to be here, and I had planned on singing a song for her, but just losing her is just too much for me. So ... my dad's gonna take care of this for me. But, I'll always be your sister, I'm here for you, and I'm here for your family, and Janice I'll miss you more than I could ever say."

Miley joined her dad in song.

We broke the story ... Janice died from a blood clot in her lungs. She had been battling a combination of bronchitis and lupus. Janice was 33.

Former Disney Star Kyle Massey I'm Being Extorted ... Denies Sexual Misconduct Allegations

3/18/2019 3:35 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Former Disney star Kyle Massey is vehemently denying allegations he sent sexually explicit photos to a 13-year-old girl ... claiming the lawsuit against him is a clear and simple case of extortion. 

We broke the story ... the "That's So Raven" star is being sued by a teenage girl who claims he sent her images of his erect penis, along with sexually explicit text messages. She's suing for at least $1.5 million.

Kyle's lawyer, Lee Hutton, tells TMZ his client couldn't be clearer ... "No child should ever be exposed to sexually explicit materials and I unequivocally and categorically deny any alleged misconduct."

Kyle says it's all just a money grab ... he claims earlier this year the accuser's legal team demanded $1.5m threatening to go public to destroy his career if he did not comply. Hutton says his client told the accuser to pound sand.

Kyle is also asking his fans and the public "not to jump to conclusions based on the allegations alone but reserve judgment until the whole story comes to light, proving these allegations baseless.”

Mob Boss Frank Cali Murder Suspect Shows Off 'MAGA Forever' ... Under Protective Custody

3/18/2019 2:15 PM PDT

2:15 PM PT -- Anthony Comello's attorney, Robert C. Gottlieb, tells TMZ that his client has waived extradition Monday and will be arraigned in a Staten Island court next week. Gottlieb also tells us that Comello has been placed in protective custody after receiving "serious threats," where he will remain while his case is pending. Gottlieb adds that Comello's family cannot believe the accusations against Anthony, and promises to get to the truth of the matter.

The man suspected of killing Gambino crime boss Frank Cali came to court with a message on his hand ... "United We Stand MAGA Forever."

Anthony Comello faced a New Jersey judge Monday and displayed his left palm with words written with a blue ballpoint pen. A court officer scoffed at Comello -- who was arrested and taken into custody over the weekend -- asking him why he was waving his hand to reporters. His response ... "Why? I'm handcuffed," suggesting he couldn't do any harm by showcasing his palm.

Our law enforcement sources said cops believe Comello may have murdered Cali because the mob boss was blocking him from dating Cali's niece.

You'll recall, domestic terrorism suspect Cesar A. Sayoc pledged allegiance to Trump  ... festooning his van with tons of pro-Trump stickers and allegedly sending pipe bombs to CNN, President Obama and others. 

Then there's Florida shooter Nikolas Cruz, who wore a MAGA hat during target practice just months before killing 17 people at his former high school.

Originally Published -- 1:36 PM PT

Michael Jackson's Ex-Bodyguard I Know MJ Was Into Women ... We Talked Chicks All the Time

3/18/2019 1:18 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Michael Jackson was sexually attracted to women -- according to his former bodyguard, who says he and the King of Pop shared lots o' locker room talk.

Bill Whitfield -- MJ's ex-security guard of two years, who wrote a book about his time with Michael -- insisted in a new interview on the podcast "Hidden Truth Show with Jim Breslo" that his client was absolutely heterosexual ... saying they discussed ladies plenty of times.

Specifically, Bill says they talked about women Michael found "very attractive" during long drives they'd take together. 

Bill even gets into a story about a college girl they approached in the street once, adding that a bashful MJ copped her number and talked to her at least twice.

But, Breslo asks the obvious question ... was it just talk, or did MJ actually hook up with any women on Bill's watch? Bill says he isn't gonna put Mike's private sex life out there, but he assures Breslo that MJ did spend time with women privately, leaving it at that.

The interview comes on the heels of the allegations made by Wade Robson and James Safechuck in "Leaving Neverland," which all but suggest Michael would exclusively prey on young male victims.

Bill claims he knows that not to be true. As you might know ... Michael was once married to Lisa Marie Presley and had 2 kids with his second bride, Debbie Rowe. His third kid, Blanket, was conceived via surrogate.

Part two of Jim's interview with Bill will be dropping soon.  

Mama June's BF Geno Allegedly Threatened to Kill Her ... Family Blames Him for Her Arrest

3/18/2019 11:03 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

11:01 AM PT -- According to legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Geno allegedly threatened to kill June during a domestic dispute. Cops say when they arrived on scene, Geno was placed under arrest and admitted to having a needle on him ... June told cops the SUV the two were sitting in belonged to her, and she'd take all blame for whatever was inside.

After a search, cops discovered another needle, a white powdery substance -- which June allegedly said was crack cocaine -- and a pipe. June also had $1,340 in her bra.

Geno was ordered by the court to stay away from June after the incident ... an order that was seemingly ignored when the two hit up a casino together Saturday.Mama June is headed down a rough path, and there's no one else to blame but her boyfriend, Geno Doak ... so say members of her family.

Sources connected to Mama June's brood tell TMZ ... her family is placing guilt over the reality star's recent arrest squarely at Geno's feet, as they feel he's been an awful influence on June since they started dating around 3 years ago. 

We're told June's family believes Geno's criminal history speaks for itself, and it's no coincidence she got into trouble while in his company. He does have quite the rap sheet -- Geno's been arrested for burglary, theft and damage to property. He's also done jail time.

TMZ broke the story ... Mama June and Geno were arrested at an Alabama gas station last week after someone called cops to report they were involved in a domestic incident. When police arrived, they say they found drugs and drug paraphernalia on both of them, including traces of crack on Mama June and a needle in Geno's pocket. 

Interestingly enough, Mama June was spotted hanging with Geno at a casino a few days after her arrest ... hitting a slot machine with her BF right by her side. It certainly appears her family's concerns are falling on deaf ears.

That doesn't change how the family feels though. Our sources say Mama June's fam thinks she'll continue putting herself at risk as long as she's with him. Not only that, but they feel that her daughter, Alana (aka Honey Boo Boo, who's only 13) is in an unsafe environment.

Originally Published -- 9:17 AM PT

Alessandra Ambrosio Sexy Curves And Volleyball Serves

3/18/2019 12:30 PM PDT

Alessandra Ambrosio is serving up a little sex on the beach ... looking stunning as ever during a game of beach volleyball. 

We got pics and video of the retired Victoria's Secret supermodel putting her amazing curves to work, having fun in the sun over the weekend at a beach in Los Angeles. Mother nature gets an assist on this one for turning up the heat so Alessandra could turn heads in a skimpy black bikini. 

The mom of 2 is about to celebrate her 38th birthday ... and she's looking fine as hell! We're convinced this MILF could still work the runway.

Alessandra isn't afraid to get down and dirty ... diving for balls and laying it all out on the court. Sexy beach vball sessions are kinda her thing.

The icing on the cake ... Alessandra shaking her cake by the ocean!!!

Howard Schultz Trust Sued by Construction Worker ... Your Booties Broke My Back

3/18/2019 7:21 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Former Starbucks CEO and possible presidential candidate Howard Schultz might have a problem on his hands ... 'cause his trust is being sued over house booties.

The Howard D. Schultz Residence Trust just got sued by a guy who claims he did construction work at Schultz's New York state home back in 2017. He says someone by the name of Loren Hostek -- who reps Howard's trust -- required workers to wear booties in the home to avoid scratching the floor or getting it dirty. He obliged, but says it cost him gravely in the form of an injury.

According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, the man, Julio Guerrero, claims that while he was on a ladder wearing the booties, he slipped and fell ... cracking his back in the process.

He claims in his suit that he has suffered "spinal pathology" requiring surgery, and now he wants Schultz's trust to cough up some major dough. 

Guerrero and his attorney, Edmond Chakmakian, are asking a judge for unspecified damages.

Cristiano Ronaldo Opens Hair Transplant Clinic ... Let Me Save Your Dome!

3/18/2019 11:13 AM PDT
Breaking News

Cristiano Ronaldo wants to save you from BALD SHAME -- so he's opened up a new hair transplant clinic in Spain. 

Seriously. 

The international soccer superstar has launched Isparya in Madrid -- and Monday, the 34-year-old and his girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez, faced the media to promote the place. 

So, why???

Ronaldo says "image" is important to him and he wants to make sure other people have more control over the way they look. 

When asked if he has ever had the procedure -- or ever would -- CR7 replied, "When I think it’s necessary [to have a transplant], of course I’ll do it."

In other words, Ronaldo claims his current hair is 100% his ... for now. 

Oh, and Ronaldo says the clinic will also do eyebrow hair transplants too. 

Ronaldo isn't the first athlete to get in the hair business -- ex-NFL star Brian Urlacher had a hair procedure done after his football career wrapped up. 

Wes Welker also took action ... getting a transplant of his own back in 2012. 

'Seeking Sister Wife' Stars Couple Busted for Stalking ... After Harassing Her Bro

3/18/2019 9:43 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

The stars of "Seeking Sister Wife" are accused of harassing the crap out of a relative, who now says he fears for his life.

Bernie and Paige McGee were arrested on misdemeanor stalking charges Friday in Mississippi after Paige's brother, Patrick Marble, accused the couple of flooding his home, cell and work phone with harassing calls. According to docs, obtained by TMZ, Patrick's girlfriend was also targeted by the couple.

In docs, Bernie's also accused of confronting Patrick and harassing him. It's unclear how he harassed him ... but now Patrick and his GF both say they fear for their lives.

It's also unclear what sparked the McGees to allegedly harass Patrick. But, just last month ... Patrick put his sister on blast ... claiming she attacked a fan who has a child with Down Syndrome.

The McGees were introduced to audiences in season 2 of the TLC show ... which follows the journey of families as they go out in search of polygamous relationships.

Nelly Accuser Slams UK Police Force ... You Botched this Case!!!

3/18/2019 9:06 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The woman accusing Nelly of sexual assault in the UK thinks cops who've been investigating have royally screwed things up to the point she doesn't care if they finish the probe or not.

In a letter obtained by TMZ, the attorney for the anonymous accuser -- who goes by Jane Doe -- put the lead detective of the Essex Police on blast, claiming he'd completely botched the investigation by treating her client like a suspect instead of a victim.

The lawyer outlines what she says were the sequence of events in the case over the past year as the Essex Police looked into Jane Doe's claims -- namely, that Nelly allegedly masturbated in front of her and forced his penis in her mouth after one his concerts in 2017. Nelly says her story is BS.

In her letter, Jane Doe's lawyer claims the police have asked for the alleged victim's phone records, including all of her pictures, texts and emails between herself and the attorney ... who points out that violates attorney-client privilege under U.S. law. 

Not only that ... the attorney says the police have asked Jane Doe to do a follow-up interview to the one she's already done, showing up to her house unsolicited and trying to coax her into coming to the police station again. Meanwhile, the attorney notes that they took an entire year to get Nelly to come out to interview with them, dragging their feet the whole time.

Jane Doe's attorney says the Essex Police are probably intimidated by Nelly and his high-powered lawyers, and accuses them of being completely incompetent in coming to a resolution. 

She says that because Jane Doe has already filed suit against Nelly over the alleged assault, they will no longer be participating in the Essex Police's probe.

Originally Published -- 6:40 AM PT

9:06 AM PT -- The Essex Police tell TMZ, "We can confirm we have received communication from a solicitor regarding the case and will be reviewing this investigation and engaging with both parties in due course."

They also state their investigation is ongoing.

Kylie Jenner & Travis Scott Relationship is Damaged ... And Repairs Will Have to Wait

3/18/2019 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott haven't had a chance to fully repair their relationship after she accused him of cheating ... and they've got their massive success to blame.

TMZ broke the story ... Kylie and Travis got in an explosive fight last month after she allegedly found evidence of cheating on his phone. 

Sources close to the two say while they've been in communication since the incident -- but only in spurts -- the relationship isn't even close to what it used to be. We're told Kylie has some serious trust issues with Travis, and it hasn't helped that he's been on tour almost nonstop. 

Not only has Travis' insane travel schedule got in the way of a serious sit-down for the couple, Kylie's also in the middle of preparing for product launches for her cosmetics line ... and most of her attention is focused on that and her daughter. 

We're told keeping his family together is top priority for Travis ... but Kylie doesn't want him to have to cancel any shows or skip out on commitments to work things out.

You'll remember ... Travis gave Kylie a shout-out at the end of his show at Madison Square Garden just two days after their blowout fight

Our sources say the couple is confident they'll be able to work things out during Travis' long tour break next month ... but for now, their careers have taken the front seat. 

Podcaster Adam22 Thankful We Didn't Kill Gunman ... 'It Was Really, Really Close'

3/18/2019 12:32 PM PDT

12:32 PM PT -- Adam22 tells TMZ ... the gunman came THIS close to getting shot and killed after someone in his crew pulled out his gun and pointed it at the assailant's head. Adam told us, "That's the thing I'm thankful [about], this guy didn't get killed cause it was really, really close to happening."

Adam also tells us how the assailant managed to get inside the clothing store where the alleged crime went down. And, Adam's adamant ... this was NOT a skit or a joke. It was legit.

Scary moment for the podcast/YouTube host who got held up at gunpoint ... and it all happened during his live stream.

Adam Grandmaison -- better known as Adam22 -- was in the middle of filming his popular hip-hop podcast, "No Jumper," Sunday night in L.A. when some guy, out of nowhere, pulls a gun on Adam22, who was filming from a back room at his popular BMX and clothing store, ONSOMESHIT.

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Watch the vid ... the gunman demands Adam22's money and threatens, "Do you want to die right now?" as a harrowing 14 seconds unfolds during the live YouTube broadcast to nearly 900k subscribers. Moments later, it appears security takes control of the sitch ... by knocking out the would-be thief.

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You can later hear someone scold the crap outta the assailant saying, "Don't you f***ing pull up on us with a gun you little bitch. What the f*** is wrong with you?" In a separate video, you can also see the gunman barely conscious on the ground throwing the peace sign before he gets kicked.

Adam22 ended the live stream and called cops. LAPD responded to the scene and the gunman was arrested and taken into custody. The podcaster somehow managed to take the moment in stride.

He cracked jokes on Twitter to his more than 500k followers, "One minute you're tweeting jokes about f***ing cats and the next minute you got a gun to your head."

Originally published -- 6:43 AM PT

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