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Ellen DeGeneres Snags Adam Levine's Pad for $45 MIL!!!

5/23/2019 4:30 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ellen DeGeneres just scooped up an amazing estate from Adam Levine for the tidy sum of $45 MIL!!!

Official records show ... Ellen bought Adam's incredible Bev Hills property from her good friend. The sale became official late Thursday afternoon.  

The mansion is more than 10,000 square feet strong and it's pretty spectacular. It has a gym, spa, guest house, resort-like pool, 2 kitchens, a professional screening room. The master bedroom is 2,000 square feet!!!

The baronial talk show host and her wife, Portia, have listed their Bev Hills home for $17.9 mil, so they're on the move.

As for their new digs, Adam and his wife, Behati Prinsloo, bought the estate in 2018 for $35.5 mil from "Will and Grace" creator Max Mutchnick, plunked down an additional $7 mil for improvements, and listed it last month for $47.5 mil. So, they got close to asking.

BTW ... Pete Sampras is a former owner. 

As for Adam, he and Behati bought Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's Pacific Palisades estate for $32. 

Celebs ... they like buying from celebs.  

Chuck Liddell Pissed After Being Used In Apparent Homophobic Prank

5/23/2019 3:50 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chuck Liddell now realizes the video he made to congratulate a man for coming out of the closet after 40 years was most likely a homophobic prank ... and the UFC legend is really upset about it. 

Here's the backstory ... Chuck is one of the celebrities who works with Cameo, a company where people can pay celebs to make custom video messages for fans. 

Someone named L-Dogg asked Chuck to make a video congratulating "Timmy" for going public with his sexuality ... and Chuck, believing it was a legitimate request, obliged. 

The original video features Chuck delivering a heartfelt message to Timmy -- and saying he wishes Timmy would have been able to come out earlier in life. 

But, now it seems pretty obvious L-Dogg was just using Chuck as part of a homophobic joke. 

"If this is someone messing with somebody, that's messed up," Liddell told us at LAX. 

"I assumed it was a guy who was actually coming out after 40 years."

Bottom line ... Chuck says he doesn't want to be used to make jokes in bad taste.

But, hey, if it wasn't a joke and L-Dogg was being sincere ... CONGRATS TO TIMMY!!!

Kylie Jenner Jordyn 'F****d Up' ... Khloe Breaks Down on 'KUWTK'

5/23/2019 3:02 PM PDT

Kylie Jenner reveals her feelings about former best friend Jordyn Woods -- she done f****d up in the Tristan Thompson cheating scandal.

It's not just Kylie on the upcoming "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" ... you see and feel the torment Khloe Kardashian went through as you hear her primal screams over Tristan's tryst. 

It's all pretty tense and emotional, from the phone call that starts, "I don't even know if I should tell you this" ... to Khloe breaking down and Kris addressing the fallout in Kylie and Jordyn's relationship.

There's also an apparent rift between Kendall and Kourtney.

As we told you ... Kylie recently cleared her home of all things Jordyn, when she finally got her ex-BFF to come get her stuff out of the guest house, where she was living up until the scandal broke. The duo were inseparable for years before the scandal.

The 2 have managed to remain amicable, though ... but this clip might just rip the scab off the healing wound.

Journalist Jeffrey Goldberg Commencement Speech Draws Boos ... No Cash for You!!!

5/23/2019 3:22 PM PDT

3:22 PM PT -- We're told Goldberg had the audience cracking up throughout his speech, including when he joked about the current college admissions scandal.

He encouraged graduates as they walked up to get their diplomas to tip the trustees a few bucks -- or a few thousand -- if they want to get their relatives admitted ... in jest of course.Journalist Jeffrey Goldberg could have given the best speech of all time to the graduates of Johns Hopkins University, but he wasn't going to top Robert F. Smith ... so he swiftly let them down.

The editor-in-chief of The Atlantic gave the commencement address to the new grads Thursday in Baltimore, and addressed the elephant in the room right at the get-go, by telling them it wasn't going to be a Morehouse College copycat situation ... and that triggered a chorus of boos.

Translation -- I'm not paying off all your damn student loans!

As you know ... Smith, a billionaire, pledged $40 million of his own money during his Morehouse College commencement speech this week to cover the entire amount of the class of 2019's college debt ... and they're getting free bling too.

Goldberg makes it clear he's not going that route ... for a couple reasons. First -- he doesn't have that kind of cash. Second -- the school has an alumnus who's MUCH more equipped to pull a Morehouse move.

Watch the clip to see who it is.

Originally published -- 2:42 PM PT

Lil Pump I'm a Gas-hole When I Fill Up ... And I'm Not Changing!!!

5/23/2019 2:37 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Lil Pump doesn't give a damn what anyone thinks about his shenanigans at gas stations ... he's gonna keep lighting up while filling up, because he firmly, and wrongly, thinks it's all good!

We got the rapper leaving Hyde nightclub in L.A. and asked him about the dangerous stunt. He recorded himself smoking a blunt while holding on to a gas pump handle. The move's pretty brazen cause y'know ... smoking means fire, and fire plus gas fumes equal BOOM. 

But, check out the clip ... Pump -- who went shirtless with a red fur coat for the night -- couldn't care less. He admits the video he posted wasn't his first time pushing the limits while he's at a gas station.

He also told us he's baffled by the typical response to the video, which goes something like ... "What's wrong with you?"

TBH, Lil Pump, having seen plenty of explosive gas station videos on the news ... we're wondering the same.

Pete Buttigieg Defends Colin Kaepernick ... And NFL Kneelers

5/23/2019 11:41 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mayor Pete Buttigieg is going to bat for Colin Kaepernick ... telling TMZ Sports he supports the QB's right to take a knee during the national anthem -- and he's ripping Trump for going after the protesters.  

"The way I feel about it is the flag that was on my shoulder when I served represented, among other things, our right to free speech," Mayor Pete -- a Navy veteran -- told us in New York.

"You don't have to like it, but one of the reasons we serve was to defend that right, the right of peaceful protest and the idea that we can protest what is wrong with our country."

That's when Pete took a swipe at POTUS -- who has publicly called for the NFL to fire any "son of a bitch" who doesn't stand for the anthem. 

"If the president had served," Pete says ... "Maybe he'd feel a little more strongly about some of those freedoms. And, I get that there's a lot of strong opinions about this, but that's part of why we served."

Colin began his demonstration in 2016 to shine a light on social injustice and police brutality. Several players joined his movement, which began a very polarizing political topic. 

In 2017, Mayor Pete tweeted about the situation ... "I was trained to stand & salute. But freedom -- including to protest injustice -- is the whole point of the anthem, the flag, and the country."

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Psalm West Birth Certificate Reveals He Was Greeted by Familiar Face

5/23/2019 9:15 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's latest edition to their fam -- Psalm West -- came into the world just like his older siblings ... according to his birth certificate.

TMZ just got a copy of the doc, and it reveals Dr. Paul Crane did the honors when Kim and Kanye's surrogate gave birth. Psalm arrived at 7:02 PM on May 9 at Cedars-Sinai in L.A. 

Dr. Paul Crane also delivered Psalm's big sisters, North and Chicago, and big bro Saint -- as well as just about every other Kardashian-Jenner kid. 

As we first told you ... the birth was via surrogate, though Kim and Kanye hired a new woman to carry their fourth kid to term. It's not because they were dissatisfied with the surrogate who carried Chicago ... she just happened to be otherwise engaged this time around. 

Psalm is a fitting name ... Kanye's Sunday Service is gaining major traction, and his Coachella performance was one for the books. Psalms are a key part of church services. 

Kim says Psalm already looks like Chicago ... although that may be jumping the gun a bit, because you never know until you know.  

Tom Hanks Meets Andrew Luck ... Do You Get Made Fun Of A Lot?

5/23/2019 10:41 AM PDT
Breaking News

"How often have you suffered because of your last name?"

That's one of Tom Hanks' first-ever questions to Andrew Luck ... straight-up wondering how much the Indianapolis Colts QB has been made fun of in his life.

Don't worry ... Luck played off the awkward question well -- "It goes both ways!" -- and the two had a pretty fun first encounter Wednesday nonetheless.

Hanks and Luck were together for an event at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis ... when Hanks revealed he's a big Luck fan -- telling the QB, "I love watching you play."

The two talked for a while ... discussing everything from Indianapolis, to social media to dealing with haters. Tom was a co-host on NBC's 'Today' Thursday ... a special spotlighting Elizabeth Dole's Hidden Heroes' campaign.

They even posed for a pic too ... and the caption the Colts wrote for it couldn't have been more perfect -- "Andy and Woody."

Just like "Toy Story" ... get it?!?! 

Luann de Lesseps Dodges Jail Time for Mimosas ... But Gets New Probation Terms

5/23/2019 9:50 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

Luann de Lesseps felt the cold steel of handcuffs Thursday, but she's NOT going back to jail for violating her probation by downing a couple of mimosas. 

The 'Real Housewives of New York' star went before a Florida judge and during the hearing they put her in cuffs ... but the State's Attorney for Palm Beach County State tells TMZ ... she was not taken to jail ... contrary to several reports. 

As we've reported ... Luann recently told her probation officer she had "2 glasses of mimosas after a performance" in Chicago. That's a major no-no because she's supposed to stay away from booze for a whole year under the plea deal she struck in her drunken arrest case

We're told the court didn't believe she was taking her probation seriously -- so the judge ordered additional probation conditions for Luann. They include keeping a breathalyzer in her car, weekly telephone counseling, monthly in-person meetings with a psychiatrist and taking the prescription drug Antabuse ... which treats alcoholism. 

A rep for Luann tells TMZ ... she looks forward to completing the last couple months of probation and putting this entire situation behind her and moving on with her life.

Mario Batali Charged in Boston ... For Alleged Groping, Kissing

5/23/2019 10:00 AM PDT

Mario Batali allegedly forced himself on a woman in a Boston restaurant -- kissing and groping her without consent -- and now prosecutors are charging him.

The disgraced chef and restaurateur was hit with indecent assault and battery charges for the alleged incident in March 2017. He's expected to be arraigned in a Boston courthouse Friday.

As we've reported ... several women came forward last year and accused Batali of sexual harassment and other misconduct. He's already had three other cases dropped in NYC due to insufficient evidence.

Batali's denied claims of sexual assault, but the series of allegations led to him getting cut from his business group and surrendering all of his restaurants. He was also axed from the show "The Chew."

Along with the new criminal charge, he's facing a sexual assault lawsuit from a woman named Natali Tene who claims Batali kissed and groped her against her will in a Boston bar.

It's unclear if Tene is also the alleged victim in the criminal case -- the name has been redacted in court docs. However, there are reports she is. 

Barack Obama I'm Your QB, Kids ... Ballin' at Youth Academy!!!

5/23/2019 9:04 AM PDT

"Who's the quarterback here?"

Um ... clearly you are, President Obama!!!

Barack delighted a bunch of kids -- especially one little wide receiver -- Wednesday by visiting the Washington Nationals foundation & Youth Baseball Academy in D.C. ... and he didn't hold back from showing off his athleticism.

He was appointed QB in a pickup football game, and uncorked a touchdown pass. Doesn't look like it was a tight spiral, but either way, the kid on the other end made a hell of a catch.

Then, 44 stepped up to the plate and ripped a double in the gap. Probably could have stretched it into a triple ... but he showboated a little running to first.

Obama also delivered a motivational speech to the kids, telling them to work hard and believe in themselves ... and they'll do great things.

He added, "I had a blast with all these extraordinary young people."

Looks like they did too.

TMZ Live 'Teen Mom' Jenelle Evans Fighting Uphill Battle for Her Kids

5/22/2019 10:55 AM PDT

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Psalm West I'm Joining the Kardashian Empire ... Starting My Own Business

5/23/2019 7:37 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Psalm West is already part of the Kardashian empire, because he's about to fire up his own business ... and he's just 14 days old.

Kim Kardashian filed for trademark protection under her company so Psalm's name can be used for hair accessories, including barrettes, bands, bows, clips, ties, ornaments, pins, scrunchies, chopsticks, twisters and wraps.

The legal docs also include hair extensions and ornamental novelty pins.

And, it goes on ... entertainment services, personal appearances, skin care, probiotic supplements, toy figures and doll accessories, computer software, clothing, baby bottles, furniture, strollers, beverageware, swaddling blankets ... and on and on.

As long as we're talking ... skin moisturizers, lotions, creams, bubble bath, fragrances, body powders, shower gels, body oils, skin serums, nail polish, nail polish remover, nail care preparations ... and on and on.

Okay ... there's more -- puppets, puzzles, toy jewelry, toy cameras, toy food, bath toys, baby gyms, playground balls, electronic action toys, baby bouncers, baby changing tables, baby walkers, pillows, mirrors, cushions, picture frames and playpens.  

We forgot to mention baby carriers, cosmetic bags, toiletry cases, duffle bags, umbrellas, clocks, watches, key chains, calendars, books, photo albums, stationery, stickers, writing utensils and collectible trading cards. 

Now, this is sort of interesting ... it seems every time a Kardashian/Jenner has a baby, they file the trademark protections for their newborns, yet rarely do they actually launch businesses with their names. Two possibilities -- one, that they are blocking others from using their kids' names, and 2 -- that at some point in the future the kids may start businesses and they don't want to be blocked out.

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