Derek Chauvin George Floyd Killer Cop Stabbed 22 Times in Prison Attack

Derek Chauvin -- the cop convicted of murdering George Floyd -- was stabbed 22 times in a brutal attack behind bars ... and the inmate responsible says he wanted Chauvin dead.

Federal prosecutors announced Friday inmate John Turscak was charged with attempted murder in the prison stabbing. Using an improvised knife, Turscak attacked Chauvin on November 24 in the law library at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tucson, Arizona.

According to prosecutors, 52-year-old Turscak told corrections officers he would've killed Chauvin if they hadn't intervened.

As we reported, Chauvin's family had been left in the dark in the days following the attack ... pissed prison officials hadn't offered them more info other than the fact Chauvin was in critical but stable condition.

Chauvin was convicted of Floyd's murder and sentenced to more than 22 years in prison. He was also given a 20-year term on a separate federal charge of violating Floyd's civil rights ... which is what he's serving in Arizona.

BTW ... November 24, the day of the attack, was also Black Friday -- and Turscak told agents he chose the date as a connection to the Black Lives Matter movement and the "Black Hand" symbol associated with the Mexican Mafia gang.

Mysterious Dog Illness Dog Bounces Back with Covid Drug

A last-ditch attempt to save a dog from a mysterious illness plaguing the nation is seemingly working -- with one vet deciding to prescribe the popular COVID-19 drug intended for humans ... Paxlovid -- and it seemed to work!

The life of a bulldog named Cash -- who was struggling to breathe with inflamed lungs while coughing up blood -- was spared when Doug Swain, D.V.M., a veterinarian at Lyman Vet Clinic in Cass County, Iowa, gave him the antiviral pills.

Dr. Swain tells Iowa news outlet KCCI 8 he made the decision because there was nothing to lose ... adding within days, the dog recovered after being on the brink of death.

Since then, he has continued to prescribe Paxlovid to other dogs battling severe cases of the mysterious illness.

Dr. Swain says he came up with the solution after noticing the owners of the struggling animals had recently been ill with COVID ... and their symptoms were similar to humans.

He adds he put 2 and 2 together when he noticed the affected dogs looked just like he did when he spent 9 days in the ICU after being struck down with COVID.

The American Veterinary Medical Association says the mystery illness in dogs has been reported in at least 14 States. As of now, there's no official treatment, and labs across the nation are working overtime to give an official cause to the disease.

MACAULAY CULKIN Gets Star on Walk of Fame

Macaulay Culkin has gone from "Home Alone" to the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame ... reuniting with his former costar Catherine O'Hara 33 years after the festive classic.

Catherine gushed over his "perfect performance" during a heartfelt speech as he scooped a coveted Star during the ceremony in Hollywood Friday.

The event was also a big personal moment for Macaulay as he was supported by fiancée Brenda Song -- and their sons, 2-year-old Dakota and their 11-month-old baby boy Carson ... who made their public debut.

Macaulay later thanked Brenda in his speech ... gushing she was "absolutely everything" and "the best person I've ever known" -- adding, "And, after the birth of our two boys, you've become one of my three favorite people."

Macaulay also delighted onlookers with the movie's iconic quote: "Ya Filthy Animal!"

Unless you've been hiding under a rock ... Macaulay is best known for the role of Kevin McCallister in the OG "Home Alone", which he took on at age 10 ... later reprising his role in the 1992 sequel.

He's worked steadily in the biz since ... and his last acting credit was in 2021 in the 10th season of Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story.

Jussie Smollett Workin' the System Hard ... Jail May be a LONG Way Off

Jussie Smollett has lost his big appeal in his fake attack case, but that doesn't mean he's going straight to jail to serve his sentence ... not by a long shot.

As we reported, an Illinois appeals court ruled by a 2-1 vote to uphold his conviction for faking an "attack" on the streets of Chicago back in January 2019. He was sentenced to 150 days in jail, but only served 6 days before being freed pending appeal.

Well now the appeals court has spoken, but it's not the only appeals court. Jussie can, and has vowed, to file a petition with the Illinois Supreme Court to review his case. The High Court is not required to hear it -- it's discretionary -- but while he pushes for the Court to hear his case, he won't go back to jail.

We did some digging, and here's the way it works. Jussie has 35 days to file his appeal with the Illinois Supreme Court. It usually takes around 2 months for the court to decide whether it wants to hear a case. If they reject Jussie's, his appeals are pretty much over, and that would mean he'd be back in the pokey by late February or March.


Now if the appeal is granted, it would take around a year for the court to hear the case and make a decision. During that time, Jussie would be free. So if the Supreme Court hears the case and upholds the verdict, Jussie would go to jail, but that wouldn't happen until mid-2025!

In other words, Jussie could dodge jail for three and a half years after his conviction under that scenario.

The wheels of justice ... they grind slowly.

Timothée Chalamet Channels KarJenner Style for 'Wonka' ... On Paris Premiere Carpet

Timothée Chalamet is spending a lot of time with girlfriend Kylie Jenner lately ...  maybe so much so, there's evidence the "Wonka" star could be taking style tips from KJ and her famous family.

Timothée hit the red carpet in Paris Friday for the premiere of "Wonka" at Cinema UCG Normandie. The actor looked sharp in black pants and a metallic chain-like top. Funny enough, the top is kinda-sorta similar to a popular look the KarJenner sisters have worn over the years -- with flashy metallic designs featuring a flowy style.

Of course, Timothee is no stranger to being fashion forward and pushing the envelope ... especially at his premieres.

Speaking of the "Wonka" movie ... TC's girlfriend Kylie attended the premiere in London earlier this week -- jetting overseas to watch the flick and attend the after-party.

The two have certainly gotten more comfortable going out in public over the last few months ... hitting tennis tournaments and various parties.

One big thing we've yet to see though, is the two together on a red carpet ... there are still plenty of "Wonka" premieres coming up, so maybe it'll happen.

In the meantime, we just gotta appreciate TC channeling Kylie with his wardrobe.

Taylor Swift All Hail The Queen -- Beyoncé!!!

Taylor Swift's recognizing a new Queen in England ... Beyoncé!!!

Taylor just posted a huge thank you to Beyoncé for inviting her to the London premiere of the 'Renaissance' movie ... paying homage to the Queen B.

In a series of photos shared on her social media, Taylor is posing with Beyoncé at the premiere, and hanging out with her close friend, Blake Lively, seemingly at an after-party event.

Taylor's also calling on fans to go support Beyoncé at the box office ... telling them to see her concert film, "Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé," which is hitting theaters worldwide.


As we reported ... Taylor flew out to this week's movie premiere in London, returning the favor after hosting Beyoncé back in October at the Los Angeles release of her 'Eras' tour movie.

Of course, both superstars had wildly successful world tours this year -- performing new albums and classic hits to sold-out venues -- and they both turned the concerts into movies.

Bey's flick is expected to rake in as much as $40 million globally. Taylor's "Eras" movie has grossed $250 mil since its release in October.

Who run the world ... Taylor and Beyoncé.

Lil Wayne Sued Former Bodyguard Claims Rapper Hit & Threatened Him With Gun

Lil Wayne is being dragged to court a former bodyguard who is suing the rapper after telling cops Wayne allegedly brandished a gun and punched him in the ear.

According to new legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Carlos Christian claims Weezy threatened to shoot him with a semiautomatic rifle ... a threat he says he took seriously considering Wayne once spent time in prison on weapons charges.

TMZ broke the story ... Christian called cops back in December 2021, claiming Lil Wayne pulled an assault rifle on him during a dispute at the rapper's Hidden Hills, CA home.

The bodyguard told police an altercation escalated to physical violence and Weezy ended up brandishing an AR-15, but sources close to Weezy denied the incident ever happened and claimed Wayne didn't even own a gun.

In the docs, the guard says he incurred medical expenses, lost wages, and suffered emotional distress as a result of the alleged incident ... and he's going after Lil Wayne for compensatory and punitive damages.

We reached out to Wayne's camp ... so far no word back.

Texas Vs. Oklahoma State Dead Longhorn Found At OSU Frat House ... Before Big 12 Title Game


A dead steer was found at a fraternity house near Oklahoma State University's campus on Friday, around 24 hours before the Cowboys and Texas Longhorns face off in the Big 12 championship football game ... and now, police are investigating.

According to J.D. Miles of CBS 11, the carcass was discovered around 6:30 AM in front of the FarmHouse Fraternity ... with its stomach cut open. The words "F*** FH" were also written on the longhorn's side.

Authorities have since removed the animal from the property ... and while a motive hasn't been officially given, most believe the act is tied to OSU's huge Saturday game against UT -- whose mascot is a longhorn.

"Oklahoma State University is appalled at the disturbing display of animal cruelty that occurred overnight at an off-campus location near a fraternity house," OSU officials said in a statement following the animal's discovery.

"The Stillwater Police Department is investigating the incident, and the university’s Office of Student Support and Conduct also has initiated an investigation."

"Oklahoma State expects all students to adhere to university codes of conduct, and appropriate action will be taken based on the outcome of the investigation."

Police are asking anyone with information to call 405-372-4171 or the tip line at 405-533-8477.

The OSU vs. UT game, meanwhile, will kick off at 9 AM PT at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Bhad Bhabie Surprise, I'm Pregnant!!!

How about this ... Bhad Bhabie has a bun in the oven.

Bhad Bhabie, aka Danielle Bregoli, just revealed her pregnancy ... posting a couple mirror selfies on social media showing off her growing baby bump.

It's unclear how far along Bhad Bhabie is ... ditto for the child's gender ... as she's simply letting the photos speak for themselves at this point.

As you know, Bhad Bhabie is just 20 years old -- celebrating her birthday earlier this year by twerking on her mother --  and she's in a relationship with Le Vaughn, and it's getting even more serious now.

TMZ broke the story ... Bhad Bhabie and Le Vaughn debuted matching tattoos back in April, she has his name and his birthday tattooed in red ink near her shoulder and breast. He's got her first name and middle name tattoed in cursive on his neck, in black ink.

It's the first pregnancy for Bhad Bhabie.

Congratulations, and we can't wait to catch this baby outside.

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Rubi Rose Met My OnlyFans Top Spender ... $62K and Counting, Ka-Ching!!!

Rubi Rose may have just found the perfect man ... to fuel her bank account, after running into the dude who's been dropping the biggest bags on her OnlyFans account!!!

The "He In His Feelings" rapper posted a pic of herself Friday with a man she dubbed as her "#1 spender" on OF.

The man never bothered with creating an OnlyFans username but he describes himself as a "crypto whale" on his profile page and obviously has a lot of coins to spend on Rubi.

His account says he's dropped $62,321.70 on Rubi's page to date and his facial expression says he doesn't plan on stopping anytime soon!!!

Rubi's dropped several records in the past couple of years but none of them have found their way on any charts just yet.

Sometimes it's better to stick with the career that's paying you!!!

Jussie Smollett Loses Appeal ... Heading Back To Jail?!?


11:51 AM PT -- Special prosecutor, Dan Webb, tells TMZ ... "The appellate court ruled on every issue Mr. Smollett raised in our favor and against him. This was a resounding and profound victory for us today. Having a dissenting voice in the ruling is not uncommon. The decision by the appeals court is final."

He concluded, "What happens next is Mr. Smollett can file a petition for a higher appeal to The Illinois Supreme Court. This is purely discretionary meaning the court does not have to hear this appeal. He lost all legal rights to an appeal with today’s decision. If the Supreme Court decides to hear his appeal, there will be briefs filed and a hearing date set. If not, then the case goes back to the trial court, which will execute his sentence."

10:05 AM PT -- Jussie Smollett and his team aren't going to go down without a fight, a rep tells us, "We wish to highlight that the decision was divided, with Justice Lyle offering a detailed analysis in favor of Smollett. We are preparing to escalate this matter to the Supreme Court, armed with a substantial body of evidence."

Jussie Smollett just took a big L in court ... because his conviction for his hoax attack was just upheld.

An Illinois appeals court handed down the ruling Friday, with the three-judge panel voting 2-1 to uphold Jussie's conviction ... according to new legal docs obtained by TMZ.

The key to Jussie's appeal is the argument he could not be prosecuted because after the initial indictment, Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx decided not to prosecute the case. That drew enormous criticism, and a special prosecutor was appointed who ultimately went to the grand jury that indicted him again.

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The 2 justices who upheld the conviction said the decision not to move forward with the case was not equivalent to an agreement never to charge him. The 1 dissenting justice said Foxx's decision to not prosecute was in effect a promise to Jussie the case was over.

With the ruling, Jussie appears likely to return to a Chicago jail to complete his 150-day sentence.


Remember ... Jussie was initially convicted in 2022, spending 6 days in Cook County Jail before being released while trying to get his sentence overturned.

Now, Jussie's come up empty ... but his legal team has the option of appealing this decision to the Illinois Supreme Court, which would then decide on whether to hear the case.


During his appeal, Jussie dropped new music, directed a film with Vivica A. Fox, worked out with Taraji P. Henson, went to rehab and shaved his head.


It will be interesting to see if Jussie appeals again, or heads back to jail ... stay tuned.

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Adidas Slams 'Dusty' Kevin Durant ... For Anthony Edwards Shoe Diss

Adidas woke up and chose violence on Friday ... the sportswear giants went straight for "dusty" Kevin Durant's neck after he took a shot at T'Wolves star Anthony Edwards' sneakers, and fans are losin' it!

It all started when the question was posed ... would KD, a Nike-signed athlete, ever rock Edwards' signature Adidas kicks? 35-year-old Durant answered the question himself, emphatically writing, "Won’t EVER see me put a big toe in them Mfers."

Adidas wasn't going to take that lying down ... their official account, with over 4 million followers, responded, and it was harsh.

"U dusty," Adidas replied. "Bouta retire soon anyway."

The burn has since been deleted, begging the question ... was the tweet sent accidentally from the official brand X account?

That's an answer we don't yet have ... but there's some evidence it wasn't a mistake.

Adidas later added, "Meant to send that from the burner account..."

Of course, Kevin, as NBA fans are well aware, has been caught using burners in the past.

FYI, Edwards' AE1s drop on December 16 ... just in time for Christmas.

Obviously, we won't see 'em under KD's tree.

REP. GEORGE SANTOS Expelled From Congress

Rep. George Santos just got booted from Congress ... after the House voted to expel him following a controversial time in office, which includes multiple felony charges.

Santos is the first member of Congress not convicted of a felony to be expelled since the Civil War. Only 6 members have been expelled in U.S. history.


The vote to expel Santos was 311 - 114. Among those voting to expel ... 105 Republicans.

A defiant Santos refused to resign Thursday before Friday's vote ... but he's out of Congress now nonetheless.

Remember ... Santos was arrested back in May on a variety of felony charges, including lying, wire fraud, money laundering, theft of public funds and making false statements to the House of Representatives.


Santos had escaped two previous votes to expel him from Congress, but the third time was not a charm for him.

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The difference this time ... a recent House Ethics Committee report claiming evidence of Santos' alleged federal law violations. Among the report's juicy claims -- Santos allegedly used campaign funds for OnlyFans and Botox.

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During his time in office, Santos was surrounded by controversy and accusations of lying his way to Congress ... he made a few friends, but even more enemies ... often sparring with media and, most recently, some anti-Israel protestors.

So long, George, we hardly knew ya. 👋🏽


Kim Zolciak is giving the boot to Kroy Biermann's impressive shoe collection ... hoping to make a profit amid the couple's mounting lawsuits and financial troubles.

KZ hopped on Instagram Friday and listed her husband's size 13 designer shoes .. charging $350 for the cheapest Buscemi pair and a whopping $650 for Christian Louboutin sneakers.

Meanwhile, Kroy's Givenchy sneakers will set its new owners back $400 .... while his White Calfskin Rockstud Untitled Valentinos are going for $450 -- basically, you gotta cough up the cash to put your best foot forward!

However, with the piling lawsuits racking up over unpaid credit card bills, it's not just Kroy's big-name goods getting culled ... Kim also put her $1250 Gucci heels and $500 Jimmy Choo boots up for sale.

Kim is clearly banking on her ongoing high-stakes garage sale helping her with her financial woes ... and is covering her tracks by throwing some of her designer bags into the mix -- hoping to rake in thousands with her Chanel, Givenchy, and Prada items.

The on/off couple is clearly in dire financial straits ... with their money-related bickering recently ending with cops being called to their home following an explosive fight.

As we first reported... Kim was sued by Bank of America for over $50K in credit card debt last month ... after being sued in August by SAKS/CAPITAL ONE for failing to pay a $156K credit card bill.

For his part, Kroy has been sued by Chase for over $13,000.

Beyoncé Fans Sing, Dance During Premiere ... Mute Challenge Too!!!


Beyoncé fans turned her 'Renaissance' movie premiere into a concert ... singing and dancing in the theater aisles, making for one crazy fun scene.

Ya gotta see the videos from inside the London theater where fans got the first look at "Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé" ... it looks like one of her tour stops.


The 'Mute Challenge' was also a staple of Beyoncé's recent "Renaissance" world tour ... so naturally, her fans brought it back while watching a movie about the tour.

Beyonce was in the house too ... though she wasn't wearing silver, as has been a theme and the source of some controversy ... pairing a black dress with her platinum blonde hair.


As we reported ... Taylor Swift flew across the pond to give Beyoncé her full support ... seemingly returning the favor after Beyoncé went to Taylor's "Eras" movie premiere.

Beyoncé also dropped a new song, "My House," coinciding with the movie release ... with fans noticing the track playing during the credits.

The 'Renaissance' movie is part documentary, part concert film ... telling the story of her wildly popular "Renaissance" world tour ... and it also features her husband Jay-Z, daughter Blue Ivy and her mom, Tina Knowles.

Jeannie Mai Fires Back at Jeezy's Divorce Claims ... Insinuates He's a Cheater and Prenup Says It'll Cost Him!!!

Jeannie Mai has responded to Jeezy's divorce petition, and she is more than insinuating he cheated on her and claims that will have a HUGE effect on their prenup and division of assets.

According to legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Jeannie more than insinuates her estranged husband is guilty of infidelity. Her lawyer writes, "Wife reserves the right to amend this counterclaim to add other grounds for divorce, but which Wife does not wish to specify herein at this time in the hope this matter can be resolved without having to disclose such conduct publicly."

But, it gets even more pointed ... "Wife further shows that the Court should enforce Paragraph 8 of the Prenuptial Agreement regarding infidelity which provides, in pertinent part, that in the event that either party engages in sexual relations, an emotional relationship, or is emotionally or sexually suggestive in communication with a third party via all forms of electronic communications, including but not limited to texting, sexting, Facetiming, social media and/or Direct Messages, shall result in a significant financial penalty upon the adulterous party ..."

In other words, she's accusing Jeezy of being unfaithful and claiming he's gotta cough up a bunch of dough as a result. The docs do not say who exactly Jeezy was allegedly banging, talking to, or seeing.

Jeannie coming out with cheating allegations is super interesting ... as we first told you, Jeannie was being accused of cheating on Jeezy with "Access Hollywood" host Mario Lopez, but a source close to her told us it was BS.

Jeezy, who filed for divorce in August down in Georgia, also released a 29-track double album, "I Might Forgive ... But I Don't Forget," in the wake of the split ... and it's highlighted by the song "Don't Cheat."

Cheating was also a theme Jeezy kept referencing during his recent interview with Nia Long.

Now, Jeannie is turning the tables ... and calling out Jeezy for allegedly being unfaithful.

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