Amber Rose Backs Donald Trump for Prez 2024 ... Sparks Backlash

Amber Rose publicly endorsed one candidate for the 2024 US Presidential Election ... surprising many followers with her choice -- as it seems to contradict her public stances.

The model-turned-activist took to Instagram on Monday to share a photo of herself, Donald Trump and Melania Trump ... making it clear she'd be voting for the former prez in November. Alongside the upload, AR wrote ... "Trump 2024."

It didn't take long for Amber's followers to sound off in the comments ... with many calling out how Trump's political stances directly contradict her own beliefs -- at least ones she's been open about anyway.

Julia Fox Slams Diddy Assault Video ... My Heart Goes Out to Cassie

I FEEL FOR CASSIE
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Julia Fox is vocalizing her support for Cassie in the wake of the Diddy assault video ... sounding deeply disturbed while discussing the triggering footage.

We caught up with the actress on the streets of NYC Monday, where she weighed in on the Diddy-Cassie saga ... which had a major update last week. As we reported ... hotel security footage from 2016 surfaced on CNN Friday, showing the rap mogul beating on his ex.

Diddy has since apologized for the incident, calling it one of the darkest times of his life ... but JF isn't showing him so much grace -- instead slamming the whole thing as "disgusting."

Peloton PUMPS BRAKES ON ALL DIDDY MUSIC!!!

Peloton is swearing off Diddy's music for all future workouts -- this after the horrifying 2016 clip of the rapper beating his ex, Cassie, emerged.

On its private member's Facebook page, the fitness company stated, "We take this issue very seriously and can confirm Peloton has paused the use of Sean Combs' music, as well as removed the Bad Boy Entertainment Artist Series, on our platform."

They add, "This means our instructors are no longer using his music in any newly produced classes. Again, thank you for sharing your concerns and thank you for being a member of our Peloton community."

Austin Maddox Ex-Red Sox Pitcher Busted In Anti-Child Predator Sting

TAKEN TO THE GROUND
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

Former MLB third-round pick Austin Maddox was arrested during an anti-child predator sting in Florida last month ... and now, the ex-Red Sox pitcher is facing several felony charges.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office released the results of its five-day "Operation Valiant Knights" bust on Monday ... claiming 27 men believed they were communicating with underage girls online -- but in reality, they were speaking to detectives.

33-year-old Maddox -- who appeared in 13 career games -- was arrested on April 28 ... and charged with traveling to meet after using a computer to seduce/solicit/lure a child, solicitation of a child via computer to engage in sexual conduct, unlawful use of two-way communication device, and produce/promote performance which includes sexual performance by a child.

Scarlett Johansson Hired Lawyers Over OpenAI's ChatGPT ... Says They Approached Her

Scarlett Johansson appears ready to go to legal war (again) -- only now, it's all about ChatGPT's newest voice sounding eerily similar to her ... and she says that's no coincidence.

The actress came out swinging Monday on the heels of OpenAI -- the creator of ChatGPT -- yanking their newest feature of their hottest commodity ... namely, suspending AI voices they recently trotted out, including one that many said sounded just like ScarJo.

They dubbed the new voice Sky ... and many felt it eerily mirrored Scarlett's AI character in 2013's "Her" -- where Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with a computer that sounds human.

'GMA3's DeMarco Morgan New Bike Shorts, No Bulge in Sight!!!

DeMarco Morgan is apparently turning a new leaf on the bike trail -- and by that, we mean he's changed up his bike short colors ... and you can see a lot less bulge this time!

ICYMI ... the new 'GMA3' anchor -- who replaced T.J. Holmes after his exit over his Amy Robach affair -- sent the Internet into a tizzy by posting pics of himself in bike shorts ... where there his package was seriously noticeable.

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At the time, we were told ABC staffers were rattled over the photos ... and it looks like DeMarco has taken note, as he's debuted some new workout pics -- which are far safer for work, at least in terms of what you can (or can't see).

Transgender H.S. Track Runner Showered W/ Boos ... After Winning Girls' State Title

BOOED AT THE FINISH LINE

A transgender high school runner won a state title over the weekend, but instead of a rousing ovation, the athlete was met with a chorus of boos ... with spectators voicing their displeasure over the track star's participation in the event.

The controversial incident happened Saturday at the Oregon School Activities Association track and field championships in Eugene ... where McDaniel H.S. sophomore Aayden Gallagher raced girls in the 200-meter finals.

Gallagher trailed, but a late push saw her cross the finish line in 23.82 seconds, just ahead of the second-place runner.

Dr. Drew Not Much Can Be Done for Britney ... 2nd Conservatorship Unlikely

GROWING CONCERNS
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Dr. Drew Pinsky is weighing in on the Britney Spears situation ... revealing that, legally speaking, it will be near impossible for anyone to force the pop star to seek medical help for her mental illness.

The famed doctor dropped by "TMZ Live" on Monday to explain why a 2nd conservatorship is pretty unlikely in Brit's case. He says they're pretty tough to come by in California, and Britney -- who was previously diagnosed as bipolar -- would have to exhibit some extreme behavior before a court would even consider creating a new conservatorship.

They're more difficult to be granted in the years since Britney was first placed in one.

Camila Cabello I Lost My V-Card at Age 20 ... And It Was Beautiful!!!

MY FIRST TIME
Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

Camila Cabello has no regrets over being a late bloomer -- saying she had sex for the first time at age 20 ... and apparently, it was quite lovely.

The singer -- who's now 28 -- opened up about her first time doing it while talking on the  'Armchair Expert' podcast ... explaining the milestone occurred amid her relationship with author/YouTuber Matthew Hussey -- whom she met during a 'Today Show' taping in 2018.

Camila says her year-long romance with the relationship expert was the first real boyfriend of her life. She explained that after they went to dinner, they started dating ... and when Camila was asked if she'd ever been in a relationship before ... she said no.

Eminem Daughter Hailie Jade Gets Hitched ... Shares Dance w/ Dad!!!

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11:02 AM PT -- Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ ... 50 Cent, Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine were among the guests at Hailie Jade Scott's nuptials -- so it was more star-studded than anyone initially knew. Keeping it in the Aftermath family!

Eminem cleaned out his closet and put on a tux this weekend -- 'cause his daughter got hitched ... and the father of the bride was front and center to see his little girl through it all.

The rapper's second oldest kid, Hailie Jade Scott, married her fiancé Evan McClintock Saturday in Battle Creek, MI -- at a ceremony we're told was modestly sized with close friends and family.

Diddy Can't Say Cassie's Name in Public ... Barred by Settlement

There are lots of reasons to drag Diddy over his video apology -- the public outrage is still fresh over what he did to Cassie -- but when it comes to him not saying her name in the mea culpa ... there's a legal reason he couldn't.

As you know, Diddy and Cassie reached a settlement one day after she filed her sexual assault lawsuit against him in November -- and sources familiar with the agreement tell TMZ ... it includes a very strict NDA, which prevents both of them from speaking about each other in public.

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You'll notice -- since the release of the 2016 beating video -- you have not seen or heard Cassie trashing Diddy, as you'd expect.

Tom Hanks Chet Explains Drake-K.Dot Beef Hilarious Text Response!!!

Tom Hanks doesn't need Genius annotations to get the play-by-play on the Drake and Kendrick Lamar battle ... 'cause his son Chet can break it down ... and he did just that.

Chet -- who's moonlighted as a rapper/reggae artist in the past, and has a firm grasp on all things hip-hop -- shared a hilarious text message exchange with his movie star dad this week ... who was apparently uber-curious about the year's biggest moment in pop culture.

You can easily see Chet's inner rap nerd burst out explaining the beef with intense detail ... but he may have lost his pops along the way, especially based on how Tom responded.

ZAC BROWN ESTRANGED WIFE WON'T BE SILENCED He's Playing the Victim!!!

Zac Brown's estranged wife is addressing the fact he's asking a court to muzzle her Instagram posts ... which she says is just him trying to play victim and silence her.

Kelly Yazdi hopped on IG Sunday to speak her piece on Zac's lawsuit from last week -- in which he sued her in an attempt to get an emergency restraining order ... one that demanded she take down an Instagram post that he thinks violates an NDA she signed.

SPEAKING OUT

She shared a very lengthy caption -- in addition to a brief video teeing up her statement -- and the general sentiment here is ... ZB is in the wrong, and she feels she should be able to express herself about their marriage.

'Prison Break' Sarah Wayne Callies Claims Male Costar Spat in Her Face ... Rampant Misogyny in '00s

Sarah Wayne Callies claims one of her male costars on "Prison Break" spat in her face -- just one example, she says, of the rampant misogyny she had to deal with as the only gal.

The actress went on the 'Broad Ideas' podcast Monday, with SWC explaining that playing Sara Tancredi on the FOX series -- which aired from 2005 to 2009 -- was a double-edged sword ... 'cause she faced harsh realities, including an alleged ugly incident she recounts.

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY
Broad Ideas with Rachel Bilson

Sarah says that a male actor on the show hawked one onto her mug -- and while she doesn't get into specifics, including any names, she says it was emblematic of the vibe on set.

Kid Rock Allegedly Waved Gun, Said N-Word ... During Heated Interview

Kid Rock is pushing his provocative persona to erratic new levels -- at least according to a new feature by Rolling Stone ... which claims he waved a gun around and said the n-word.

The outlet dropped a fresh piece that chronicled an interview with the rapper Sunday ... where KR is described as brandishing a firearm to the reporter, as well as dropping the racial slur a number of times while talking about politics and the history of the Republican party.

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Per the journo, David Peisner, KR ranted at him after drinking several Jim Beam/Diet Coke cocktails ... at which point he allegedly pulled out a handgun from behind a leather chair. Kid Rock allegedly yelled ... "And I got a f***ing goddamn gun right here if I need it ... I got them everywhere!"

COURTENEY COX MATTHEW PERRY STILL VISITS ME ... Guides Me Through Life

HE VISITS ME A LOT
CBS Sunday Mornings

Courteney Cox says her late "Friends" costar Matthew Perry is still paying her visits 7 months after his untimely passing ... all in a spiritual form, of course.

The actress said on 'CBS Sunday Morning' that she was thankful to work so closely with MP on the sitcom, where her character Monica Geller ends up with his character Chandler Bing -- adding they're still close to his very day as, "he visits me a lot, if we believe in that."

CC's spirituality runs deep -- she explains she still engages in heartfelt conversations with her late mother, father and even Matt ... going on to say they guide her through her daily life.

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