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Caught on Video Arrest Imminent for Woman Who Dumped Puppies in Coachella Trash

4/22/2019 1:17 PM PDT
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Authorities are about to nab the woman caught on video throwing a bag of puppies into a dumpster in the city of Coachella ... TMZ has learned.

The Riverside County Animal Services has ID'd the woman and the agency says an arrest is imminent. We're told she'll face 7 felony counts of animal cruelty. 

As we reported ... the woman was caught on video last week pulling up in a white Jeep Wrangler. She was seen carrying a bag of what turned out to be seven 3-day-old puppies ... which she then dumped into a trash bin. The puppies damn near died were it not for a Good Samaritan.

As you know ... it can get really hot in Coachella. It was in the mid-90s when the puppies were found. They were barely breathing when they were found by an individual rummaging through the trash bin. The puppies were taken to an Orange County shelter where they recovered.

If convicted on all counts, she faces up to 6 years behind bars. 

Lil Dicky Hard to Nail Down Kanye for Cameos ... But He's in Good Company!!!

4/22/2019 1:25 PM PDT
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Lil Dicky's got a lot of love for Kanye West -- calls him his "hero" -- but that wasn't enough to get him on the horn to play himself in Dicky's epic "Earth" music video.

We got the rapper out Monday in NYC, and asked him why the role of Ye had to be played by Kevin Hart. Tons of other celebs lent their voices to animal characters in the vid -- Justin Bieber is a baboon, Ariana Grande a zebra, Halsey a lion cub, Adam Levine a group of vultures, Wiz Khalifa a skunk, and so on.

No animal treatment for animated Kanye though. 

Leonardo DiCaprio played himself and wasn't an animal, but Dicky credits him for helping him take the passion project to the next level. Not so for Kanye, but Dicky told us why he still had to include him in the video

Dicky told Rolling Stone he waited until the video was nearly complete so Kanye would be the last one to see it -- but eventually, he just ran out of time, and couldn't wait on Ye. Still an awesome video, even without him.

BTW ... we got Denis Hayes out in D.C. -- the environmental advocate who co-founded Earth Day, which we all celebrated Monday (right?). We asked Denis if he thinks President Trump will pay attention to climate change with celebs getting more and more involved.

Hayes had strong feelings about that.

Kanye West 50,000 People Attended Sunday Service

4/22/2019 12:22 PM PDT
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The numbers for Kanye West's Sunday Service are officially in ... and an astounding 50,000 festival-goers woke up early to go and watch the ceremony. 

Coachella production sources tell TMZ organizers just tallied everyone who attended ... and it more than surpassed expectations. We're told over 50k were there ... with an A-list guest list that included the entire Kardashian family, Chance The Rapper, Donald Glover, Lizzo, Kid Cudi, DMX and more.

Kanye's Sunday Service started right around 9 AM on a massive man-made mountain in the Coachella campground and lasted for a couple of hours.

Not only did Kanye and his choir perform numerous Gospel songs, he also debuted a new track called "Water" and played classics like "Jesus Walks."

The event -- a culmination of Sunday Service performances from the past several weeks -- stole the show this weekend ... and reviews have been insanely positive.

In a touching moment at the end of the show, Kanye was seen hugging Marcus Hyde, the family's former photographer who nearly lost his life in a horrible car accident last year, as well as his mother.

Coachella averages about 100k total attendees every weekend, so for half to show up just for 'Ye is a really big deal. 

'Game of Thrones' Bets Are On Jaime ... To DIE First

4/22/2019 10:36 AM PDT
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Jaime Lannister is not long for the final season of "Game of Thrones" -- at least according to Oddsmakers -- but there's still some doubt over who will kill the "Kingslayer." 

According to the cyber-gambling site, SportsBetting.ag, Jaime's favored to perish first with 5/1 odds. What a difference 2 weeks make ... Jaime opened the season as a long shot, at 50/1 odds, to die first. 

Jaime is also the new favorite to be Arya Stark's first kill of the season, with 2/1 odds. Arya freaked everyone out over the weekend when she ditched her clothes for her first sex scene, but she still hasn't killed anyone yet this season. 

Jaime's really gotta watch his back ... in addition to Arya, he's gotta worry about the Night King and the army of the dead descending on Winterfell in the next episode. Oh, and his sister, Cersei Lannister, already hired Ser Bronn to kill him. 

It's no wonder Jaime's odds to sit on the Iron Throne keep decreasing ... he's now a long shot at 33/1 after entering the season with 14/1 odds. 

Speaking of the Iron Throne ... Daenerys Targaryen now has 5/1 odds to rule Westeros. She had 3/1 odds last week, but (SPOILER ALERT!) Jon Snow just dropped a bombshell and told her he's the rightful heir of House Targaryen.

'The Conners' Star Michael Fishman Wife Files For Divorce

4/22/2019 1:12 PM PDT
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1:12 PM PT -- Michael tells TMZ after filing, he and his wife took their daughter to lunch to show her they are still very much a family. He says, "We continue to work together to put our kids first."

Michael Fishman, famous for playing Roseanne Barr's TV son, is getting divorced from his wife after nearly 20 years of marriage. 

The actor's wife, Jennifer Briner, filed divorce docs Monday and her divorce petition was accompanied by Michael's response. 

It's the next step for Michael and Jennifer. She previously filed for legal separation. It's still unclear what led to the split.

By the way ... it really makes no difference who filed for divorce -- it has no legal impact -- but Hollywood is all about perception, and Michael's wife made the first move.

Michael and Jennifer got married way back in 1999, when he was just 18 years old. The former couple has 2 children together, including A 16-year-old daughter.

Michael rose to fame as a child actor playing D.J. Conner on "Roseanne" from 1988-97, and he reprised the role for last year's reboot. 

Originally Published -- 11:52 AM PT

Megyn Kelly Putting in Work ... On Her Bikini Bod!!!

4/22/2019 9:02 AM PDT
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If you're wondering what Megyn Kelly's been working on since her NBC exit -- these pics of her shredded body make it clear ... the woman's been working OUT!

The former NBC and FOX News host spent Easter weekend in the Bahamas. She did a lot of paddle boarding and let's just say her athletic talent is ABS-olutely showing. It's impressive, hard to argue there's something more impressive than her incredibly toned bod.

Check out the pics ... she wore the hell out of a very small bikini while flashing her $38 million smile throughout her vacay. Megyn, who hasn't been on the air since her NBC ouster last October, told us she'll be on TV again at some point this year.

If she didn't have a solid offer before ... we're pretty sure she will now. Tick, tock.

Roddy White Arrested in ATL After Carpool Lane Screwup

4/22/2019 11:18 AM PDT
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Atlanta Falcons legend Roddy White was arrested in Georgia earlier this month -- after he was pulled over for a stupid carpool lane mishap ... and cops noticed a warrant out for his arrest. 

Gwinnett County police officers say they saw the 37-year-old WR crossing the double lines to enter the carpool lane on I-85 on April 12 -- a big no-no -- and claimed Roddy's bonehead move put other drivers in danger. 

During the stop, cops ran Roddy's name in the system and that's when things went from bad to worse ... 

Turns out, there's a warrant out for Roddy -- who allegedly blew off a court date from a previous legal situation. 

Cops say Roddy's driver's license had also been suspended -- so, he was arrested and hauled to a nearby station where he was booked and processed. His car, an Audi A8L, was impounded.

Unclear what the previous violation is ... but it seems to be another traffic-related incident since his license was suspended. 

The whole thing sounds VERY similar to the case of Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette -- who was arrested in Florida earlier this month when a routine traffic stop revealed a warrant and suspended license too. 

In Fournette's case, he had failed to pay a speeding ticket -- and then failed to show up to court. When he was stopped on April 11, cops handcuffed him at a car wash and took him in. 

Fournette later paid the fine and now the case is closed. Seems like White will have a similar outcome. 

We reached out to Roddy for comment -- so far, no word back. 

White is one of the best receivers in Falcons history -- dude caught 808 passes for 10,863 yards and 63 TDs in his 11-year career.

Britney Spears Easter Day Pass ... From Mental Health Facility

4/22/2019 6:32 AM PDT

Britney Spears reappeared for the first time since checking to a mental health facility.

She left the Montage hotel in Bev Hills on Easter Sunday with her boyfriend, Sam Asghari. We're told she spent the day with Sam.  

TMZ broke the story ... Britney checked herself into a mental health facility last month ... she was on the ropes and emotionally dealing with her dad's illness. We know she was still at the facility late last week so this appears to be a break for just a day. 

Britney has dealt with some serious mental health issues over the years. At its worst, her dad, Jamie, worried back in 2007 he'd get a call from the coroner, but things turned around after a conservatorship was established the next year, and it remains to this day.

We're told Britney is in the mental health facility voluntarily and is expected to remain for at least 30 days. 

There was no sign of her kids during Sunday's outing. 

YNW Melly State Seeks Death Penalty ... In Best Friend Murder Case

4/22/2019 8:47 AM PDT
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YNW Melly's murder case just got way more serious than it already was ... because the State of Florida is seeking the death penalty. 

As you know ... YNW Melly has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Cops say the rapper shot two of his friends back in October, then staged the crime scene to look like a drive-by shooting. 

According to new legal docs, obtained by TMZ, the State intends to seek the death penalty against Melly.

In the docs, the State says it believes it can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Melly killed his friends for financial gain, the murder was especially heinous, atrocious or cruel, and he committed homicide in a cold, calculated and premeditated manner. The State also believes Melly is a criminal gang member. 

As we've reported ... cops say YNW Melly and his friend, Cortlen Henry, shot victims Anthony Williams and Christopher Thomas Jr. in the head, torso and back. Police say Melly and Henry shot up their own car to make it look like a drive-by, and then dropped the victims off at the ER, where they were pronounced dead.

Florida is one of 30 States where capital punishment is legal. 

R. Kelly Cigar with a Rolls on the Side ... What Money Worries???

4/22/2019 8:57 AM PDT
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9:18 AM PT -- A source close to R. Kelly tells us the Rolls isn't his. R. Kelly's struggling to make ends meet and facing possible jail time if he can't come up with child support soon -- but if he's sweating, he sure as hell ain't showing it.

The troubled singer was out on Easter Sunday chilling in front of his Trump Tower condo building in Chicago. He puffed on a cigar, right down to the stub, while chatting on his cell phone.

He also happens to be sitting right next to a Rolls-Royce. We don't know that it's his, but image is everything.

We broke the story ... jail could be looming for Kelly again after failing to pay child support to his ex, Drea Kelly, the past 2 months. He's required to pay her $20,833 a month, and although he's asking the judge to lower the amount ... he's on the hook for now. The judge will hear his case next month, though.

As you know, Kelly was jailed in early March after racking up a $161,633 child support delinquency ... shortly after he was arrested on sexual abuse charges. He was released after someone covered his tab.

That person might want to urge Kelly to find a more affordable residence and avoid photo ops next to Rolls-Royces. There's gotta be a Camry somewhere nearby!

Bill Gates Dances His Ass Off with Hot Chicks!!! ... at Famous Miami Club

4/22/2019 8:38 AM PDT
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Bill Gates holding court on the dance floor with 5 hot chicks is a thing of beauty ... and HILARIOUS as hell!!!

The billionaire had a fully lit weekend in Miami, owning the dance floor at LIV Nightclub. Witnesses tell us Bill showed up at around 11 PM Friday night ... flanked by his bodyguards. He had his own table (again, he's a billionaire) and was there with a small group of friends.

Check out the vid ... you can see Bill's muscle surrounding him while he puts in some serious work on the dance floor ... with club dancers in tow. They danced to Waka Flocka Flame's "Grove St. Party" and Nicki Minaj's "No Frauds" ... two classics.

Bill -- who was in Miami to watch his daughter compete in a prestigious equestrian tournament -- was spotted at Delano South Beach prior to hitting up LIV ... where they partied 'til around 1 AM.

BTW ... seems Bill's dance moves haven't evolved since he launched Windows 95!!! 

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Nicolas Cage 4-Day Wife Ready to Cut Ties ... But Wants Spousal Support!!!

4/22/2019 7:35 AM PDT
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Nicolas Cage's estranged wife doesn't give a damn they were only married for half a week before he filed for an annulment -- she says it still counts ... and she wants his money.

Erika Koike filed legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- responding to the actor filing for an annulment last month just 4 days after they were wed in Las Vegas. As we told you ... Cage claims he "reacted on impulse and without the ability to recognize or understand the full impact of his actions," and also says the marriage was based on fraud.

Koike calls BS, claiming Nic's impulsive actions don't qualify for an annulment. As for the alleged fraud, she says Cage asked her to start again "in the right way" just 12 days after filing for an annulment ... proving their relationship's legit.

Here's the thing ... Erika agrees the 2 aren't fit for marriage and should get a divorce, but she wants SPOUSAL SUPPORT!!!  According to the docs ... she says she lost career opportunities during her long relationship with Cage and her reputation's been damaged by his allegations.

She's also asking him to pay for her legal fees.

As we reported ... Nic and Erika got hitched on March 23, but were seen having an apparently heated argument moments before the wedding. They began dating in April 2018.

He's been married 3 previous times to Alice Kim, Lisa Marie Presley and Patricia Arquette.

Justin Bieber 'Sorry' Excuse During Ariana Coachella Set ... I Had to Get My Groove Back

4/22/2019 6:55 AM PDT

Justin Bieber did something Sunday night at Coachella that he hasn't done in 2 years ... perform.

The Biebs jumped onstage during Ariana Grande's set to close out her show and sang "Sorry." He said, "I had no idea I was going to be on a stage tonight." We had heard rumblings for a week it was probably going to happen.

Nevertheless, he stole the show and thanked Ariana for sharing the stage.

As for his hiatus, Bieber told the crowd, he hadn't performed in "like 2 years, so I had to get my groove back, had to get my swag back, you know what I'm saying."

Looks like Justin's about to drop an album ... he as much as told the crowd that before leaving the stage.

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