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John Singleton Hospitalized After Suffering Stroke

4/20/2019 8:48 AM PDT
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John Singleton has suffered a stroke ... family members tell TMZ.

The legendary director and screenwriter is in the hospital ... we've learned he checked himself in earlier this week after experiencing weakness in his leg. A family member tells TMZ, John had flown back from Costa Rica and the plane flight may have triggered the medical emergency.

We're told doctors are performing tests and also doing rehab. The stroke was described to us as "mild."   

As you know, Singleton is iconic in the entertainment industry ... hitting like thunder with his directorial debut ... "Boyz n the Hood" back in 1991. He was nominated for 2 Oscars -- Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. He was the youngest filmmaker to get nominations in the 2 categories. 

He had close ties with the Jackson family, directing Michael Jackson's music video, "Remember the Time" and directing Janet Jackson in "Poetic Justice." His other credits include "Rosewood," "Shaft," "2 Fast 2 Furious," and "Four Brothers."

Singleton received accolades for directing "The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story," "Empire," and "Billions."

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Snoop Dogg is asking people to pray for John. 

John has been teaching at his alma mater recently ... USC Film School. He's teaching a course titled "Film and Culture."  

The 51-year-old also co-created "Snowfall," which chronicles the crack epidemic in the 1980s in Los Angeles.

Kim Kardashian, Shawn Holley Honored for Prison Reform Work

4/20/2019 7:58 AM PDT
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Kim Kardashian is mired in her studies to become a lawyer, but she's already the recipient of a big award from a legal org.

We've learned Kim and her lawyer, Shawn Holley, will receive the Women Leadership in Law Award next month for their work in getting Alice Johnson freed. The award is also for their ongoing work in the area of prison reform.

Kim and Shawn will receive the award at a conference in Bev Hills, sponsored by 2 of California's leading legal publications ... The California Lawyer and the Daily Journal. 

One of the officers from the org wrote to them, "You both are truly inspirational, and your work has been life-changing."

As you know, Kim and Shawn worked closely with Jared Kushner for months, before finally meeting with Donald Trump in the Oval Office to push for Johnson's release. The 2 women are widely credited for gaining Alice's freedom.

Kim is studying to become a lawyer in California ... one of 4 states which allow people to take the bar exam without attending law school. 

Stars and Scars You Be the Judge

4/20/2019 12:45 AM PDT

Laura Ingraham is catching serious heat for disrespecting Nipsey Hussle, and Michelle Obama is taking a hit for going after divorced dads. So, we gotta ask ... 

Will Smith I May Be 50 But I Can Rock the House ... Performs with Jaden at Coachella

4/20/2019 7:34 AM PDT

Will Smith surprised the Coachella crowd Friday night during week 2 of the festival by joining his son, Jaden, onstage ... and he did not disappoint. The crowd went nuts. 

Will performed Jaden's hit song, "Icon" at the Sahara tent to a packed crowd. It's interesting ... you may recall, Will did a parody of the music video last year, which became a pretty big hit as well.  

Willow also performed with Jaden, as Jada Pinkett Smith watched in the crowd with approval. Before jumping onstage, Will was next to Jada filming his son and daughter onstage.

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Once up there, Will said, "This is my first time on the Coachella stage, ain't no way I'm going off like that. Run it one more time!"

Remember ... last week Jaden brought out Jordyn Woods, which was a real statement. As you know, the Kardashians are furious at her over the whole Tristan Thompson thing, but Jada came out strong supporting Jordyn and even unfollowing Kris, Khloe and Kim. This was a further showing of support for Jordyn and presumably evidence of the fractured relationship between the Smiths and the Kardashians. 

Mod Sun I'll Always Love Bella

4/20/2019 8:08 AM PDT
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Mod Sun's people may have called the cops on his ex, Bella Thorne, but that doesn't mean he still doesn't love her.

We got Mod Sun Friday night at LAX, just days after Bella went to his San Fernando Valley home unannounced to retrieve her belongings and it got so heated the cops were called.

Mod Sun, who broke up with Bella just days after they attended Coachella together, made it clear he's open to the 2 of them getting back together, saying he loves her and will always love her.

He and Bella were together for a year and a half, although it wasn't exclusive. She was dating Tana Mongeau during the same time frame ... but they broke up in February.

Kate Hudson Good Genes or Good Docs?

4/20/2019 7:54 AM PDT

Kate Hudson's good looks are truly timeless!

Here's a 20-year-old version of the "How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days" actress radiating with youth at a movie premiere for  "200 Cigarettes," one of her new films at the time, in Los Angeles, California back in 1999 (left) and 20 years later ... The multitalented star and mother of three -- Who celebrated her 40th birthday this past week -- was spotted on the red carpet looking better than ever showing off her hot post-baby bod at an award show last month in Beverly Hills, California (right). 

Talk about being "A Little Bit of Heaven."

The question is ...

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Adele I've Separated From My Husband

4/19/2019 6:13 PM PDT

Adele and her husband, Simon Konecki, just announced some shocking news ... they've separated after more than 7 years together. 

The pop singer's reps announced the split Friday night in a statement to the Associated Press ... saying, "Adele and her partner have separated. They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for privacy. There will be no further comment."

The last time we saw Adele and Simon together in public was back in January when they were photographed arriving backstage at an Elton John concert at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. 

Adele and Simon have mostly kept their relationship under wraps since they started dating back in the summer of 2011. She gave birth to their only son, Angelo, in October 2012. Adele and Simon eventually tied the knot in a super-secret wedding ceremony, but she didn't confirm their union until 2017. 

Nipsey Hussle Murder New Vid Shows Getaway Driver's Connection to Murderer

4/20/2019 1:00 AM PDT
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Nipsey Hussle's murderer made a mad dash to a car with a driver who was waiting to speed away from the murder scene -- and it's all captured on video.

TMZ has seen the video -- shot from a surveillance camera in the area. You see the shooter race down an alley to the waiting car. The killer stops at the car for a second, then gets inside the passenger seat and the driver floors it. It's apparent from the video ... the driver was waiting to bolt from the scene.

As we reported, the driver of the car was interviewed by LAPD detectives 2 days after the murder, but was allowed to leave without being arrested. As we reported, law enforcement sources told TMZ, "Sometimes you have to give a little to get a lot." The clear intimation ... the driver was giving cops info.

It's now been several weeks and the driver still has not been arrested, although, our law enforcement sources tell us the LAPD and the L.A. County D.A. are "actively investigating."

One law enforcement source tells us, one of the hangups is whether the driver had knowledge the killer -- whom police believe is Eric Holder -- had a gun and was intent on murdering Nipsey. We're told the driver insisted she did not know his intent or that he was armed. 

Our sources say when the car initially rolled up to The Marathon Clothing store, Holder was driving and the woman was the passenger. We're told Holder parked in the mini-mall parking lot next to the store. As the woman waited in the car, Nipsey and Holder had their initial conversation, in which Nipsey rebuffed him after suggesting he was a snitch -- which Holder denied.  

Contrary to some reports, we're told the conversation continued without animosity. The 2 engaged in some sort of friendly hand gesture, after which, Holder walked over to the burger joint in the same mall, ordered something and eventually got in the car and left.

We're told the car returned a short time later to a street that is connected to the alley that leads to the mall. The woman was driving and Holder was a passenger. We're told after Holder got out and walked toward the mall, she kept the car running and waited for him to return.

It's unclear what kind of information cops want from the woman. There were plenty of witnesses to the murder who say they have ID'd Holder. Several of the witnesses tell TMZ, they have not yet been contacted by police. 

Kodak Black Shows in Toronto, Montreal In Jeopardy After Border Bust

4/20/2019 12:50 AM PDT
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Kodak Black is staring down the possibility of missing more shows on his tour, because Canadian authorities could bar him from entering the country for a couple of scheduled gigs North of the border.

Kodak's got concerts on deck Monday in Montreal and Tuesday in Toronto, but those shows are now in limbo because of his drug and gun bust at the Canada-U.S. border. 

Sources at the Canada Border Services Agency tell TMZ ... anyone crossing the border into Canada must demonstrate that they meet the requirements to enter or stay in the country, and involvement in criminal activity is grounds to bar someone from entering.

Our sources at the CBSA wouldn't comment on whether or not Kodak would be admitted into Canada for his gigs, telling us everyone's eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis.

However, our law enforcement sources tell us anyone with a serious criminal history or anyone facing serious felony charges will likely have a difficult time entering Canada. We're told it's unlikely Kodak will be allowed into the country for those shows. 

Kodak has some options if he's denied entry, such as requesting a Temporary Resident Permit ... but again, our sources say it's very unlikely Kodak would apply for the permit, because he doesn't meet all its criteria. 

We broke the story ... Kodak was arrested on on weapons and drug charges at the U.S. border in New York after cutting through Canada on his way from Detroit to Boston. Cops say they found weed on Kodak and a gun in the car he was driving. 

It was back in July when G-Eazy was denied entry into the country after his cocaine arrest during a trip to Sweden ... Chris Brown faced the same fate in 2015 because of his criminal past.

Kodak already missed shows in Boston and Connecticut because of the bust, and now it's looking increasingly likely he will miss at least 2 more. 

We reached out to Live Nation for a status update on Kodak's Canadian gigs ... so far, no word back.

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Coachella Weed-Friendly Weekend 2 Celebrate 4/20 With Deals on Recreational Marijuana

4/20/2019 12:40 AM PDT
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The second weekend of Coachella is gonna be lit, because there are tons of deals for stoners looking to save some green on their greens ... so prepare to smell the weed smoke from miles away!!!

Potheads get to double dip in Coachella Valley today, because the famous music festival falls on April 20 and delivery services and dispensaries outside the festival grounds are rolling out some sweet discounts for anyone planning to roll up some tree.   

Smoking is not technically allowed inside Coachella ... but there are plenty of reasons to take a break and blaze up. 

We did the legwork and found the best promotions, so you don't have to ... because the last thing weed smokers need on 4/20 is another task between puffs. 

Wanna get 2 birds stoned at once? We found a couple dispensaries planning ahead for your munchies, combining food specials with deals on dank. 

Palm Royale Collective in Palm Desert is catering food for its 4/20 bash, and a DJ will be spinning tunes as they give away cash prizes and gift bags. There's a canned food drive going on too, and you get 10% off your purchase if you bring 2 cans. All the canned goods go to a local women's shelter.

Green Cross Pharma in Cathedral City is offering 50% discounts on all buds and accessories starting at noon, and they'll keep you fed and entertained while you shop with tacos and music. The dispensary also has a 20% discount on vape batteries and a 10% discount on all vapes, edibles, topicals and tinctures.

And, check out these 4/20 promotions for those penny-pinching potheads:  

The Leaf El Paseo dispensary in Palm Desert is giving customers 30% off all Flow Kana products and selling $110 ounces of hybrid strains Gelato and Scooby Doo Dog Walker. Prefer your THC another way? Buy a Beboe vape pen and get the second at half price. For edibles, there's a special Big Pete's Treats pack for $42 (regular price, $78). 

Leef Industries delivery service tells us they're slashing prices and selling $30 quarters (7 grams), and anyone who buys an 8th (3.5 grams) gets another for half price. If you spend $50 on buds, you'll get a top shelf pre-roll for a buck!!!

For those big spenders, $75 of ganja gets you a gift bag worth another $75. Hopefully, all that green makes ya lucky, because Leef Industries is raffling off prizes every 3 hours. 

Festival-goers get special discounts from The Micro Buddery ... just use promo code Coachella2019 for your chronic delivery.

Nobody goes to Coachella just for the music ... and this year you can go for the weed!!!

Robert Shapiro Rips Robert Kraft Prosecutors They Should Be Ashamed!!!

4/20/2019 12:30 AM PDT
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"I think prosecutors in this country should have something much better to do."

That's Robert Shapiro -- a famous piece of O.J. Simpson's dream team -- going scorched Earth on prosecutors in the Robert Kraft case, telling TMZ Sports they ALL should be ashamed of themselves.

"You know what, I think this case is something that the people that are prosecuting and the people that are investigating should be ashamed of," Shapiro said leaving the restaurant, E Baldi, this week.

"There is so much crime going on in this country and to take valuable assets and time from law enforcement to enforce something that has nothing to do with the allegations they're bringing, I think it's just irresponsible."

Of course, Kraft is currently in the fight of his life down in Florida ... fending off charges of soliciting prostitutes and scrapping like hell to block videos of the alleged incident from getting out to the public.

Shapiro thinks it's straight-up ridiculous that the 77-year-old is going through this ... telling us prosecutors in the case should just drop the charges now and move on.

"It's a very private, personal matter," Shapiro says ... "He's moved on and I think prosecutors in this country should have something much better to do."

For his part, Kraft has pled not guilty to the charges ... and his team is due back in court later this month to try to keep the sex spa videos sealed.

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Smoking Stars Happy 420!!!

4/20/2019 12:01 AM PDT

Holy smokes!!! Forget green juice, these stars are rolling into 4/20 weekend with a whole new green substance in their systems ... guaranteed to weed out their weekly worries!!!

Marijuana-loving celebrities, such as Pete Davidson, Zayn Malik, and Travis Scott, are sparking things up and are ready to get lit for this very special occasion!!! Take a moment to enjoy time away from the everyday grind and blaze right through our gallery of smoking stars ... Get a good look at some of the other famous faces that are really high on life as well. 

Hands down the dopest dope they've ever smoked!!!

Danny Amendola Goes Off On Olivia Culpo ... Calls Zedd 'Scrawny Little F*ck'

4/19/2019 3:48 PM PDT
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Danny Amendola just word-vomited an ESSAY about his relationship with Olivia Culpo -- venting about why they broke up, bragging about their "f*cking crazy" sex ... and bashing her new love interest. 

The NFL player started off his IG rant talking about how he and Olivia have polar opposite views when it comes to fame and social media. 

Amendola says he's a private person and had a problem dealing with Olivia wanting to live her life in the public eye ... saying it was a "fundamental difference" in their relationship. 

"Olivia chooses and wants to be noticed on the internet and in Hollywood to make money. Which was hard for me to understand but quickly had to learn," Amendola wrote.

"Where as the cost of fame in this world doesn’t appeal to me. I play ball for one reason and that’s RESPECT."

Danny says there were ups and downs in their relationship ... 

The Ups ... 

-- "I’ve met some of the nicest people from all over the world and Olivia and I had some amazing times together."

-- "The sex was f*cking crazy too"

The Downs ... 

-- "jus like any other loving relationship we fought. A lot of the time it was my fault bc let’s be honest I can be an idiot."

-- "But! Yup! She’s f*cked up too! and if you cross me I’m a hard mfer to deal with."

The Shot at Her New Love Interest ... 

Remember, Olivia has been getting close with DJ Zedd and was spotted hanging out with him at Coachella last weekend. Danny obviously took notice. 

"Not sure what’s in the future but the only thing I care about is her HAPPINESS. And if that’s dancing with scrony little f*cks, so be it."

Yeah, that's a reference to Zedd. 

Amendola ended on this note ...

"With that said! Liv! My beautiful ex-Gf! Providence’s finest and Bakers Bay Pancakes. Carry on IG. @oliviaculpo."

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