Offset Frustrated During Traffic Stop ... Gee Thanks for the Break, Officer

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Offset got pulled over by a cop who had trouble spelling his name, and it was all downhill from there ... except for a very small bone thrown his way at the end.

The traffic stop went down in late March in Sandy Springs, GA outside Atlanta, and according to the cop's body cam footage -- obtained by TMZ -- the rapper very much sounds like a guy who knows he's about to rack up a few tickets.

Things start off on the wrong foot when Offset asks the cop to turn his flashlight off and gets a stern "no" ... and Offset responds in kind when he's asked for his name.

It gets a bit more contentious when Offset asks why he got pulled over and isn't satisfied with the answer. Both parties then make it known they're recording each other -- pretty standard 2019 stuff.

When the cop finally reveals he's writing Offset THREE citations, Cardi B's hubby accuses him of being mad he's in a nice car ... and suggests the officers kids would be disappointed in him.

Offset also vows to beat the tickets in court, but turns out he wasn't up for the challenge. According to legal docs ... he paid the $470 in fines for speeding and failure to maintain his lane, along with $100 for missing a hearing in the case.

The good news -- Offset's citation for not having a license was dismissed, and of course ... he only got a warning from the cop to avoid a 4th ticket.

It's the little things ...

Larry King Files for Divorce ... Their Kids Begged Him, End This!!!

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A source who spoke with Shawn this afternoon says she was blindsided by the divorce ... she found out by getting a call from TMZ.  As for Larry's allegations, the source says the last time Larry was in the hospital, doctors said he might only have 3 days to live.  The source says their estate planning lawyer had told them they needed to update their docs -- something they had mutually agreed to do --  and that's what Shawn presented to Larry recently when he was ill. She strongly denies doing anything that would compromise the inheritance of their 2 sons.  We're told Shawn is "devastated" ... the news comes 2 weeks before their 22nd wedding anniversary.

2:25 PM PT -- Larry's divorce docs, obtained by TMZ, list the date of separation as June 6, 2019. That's interesting because we got video of Shawn, the very next day, at LAX. She talked about Larry's recovery from the heart attack, and didn't let on at all about any trouble in paradise.

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1:51 PM PT -- Sources connected to the couple tell TMZ ... they have been having marital trouble for several years now. Larry has accused Shawn of infidelity. We're told that has created tension for a while now, but the breaking point was when Larry was in the hospital a couple months ago.

Sources say Shawn presented him with legal documents that would have given her certain rights to their property that would adversely affect the couple's 2 sons. We're told they felt she was trying to screw them out of their inheritance.

We're told the boys went to Larry and told him they were outraged by their mother's conduct -- presenting the documents -- and pled with him to get out of the marriage. We're told he followed their advice.

Larry King is moving on ... once again -- he's divorcing his 7th wife, Shawn Southwick King.

Larry filed divorce docs Tuesday in L.A. Superior Court ... pulling the plug on his 22-year marriage to Shawn. The couple does not have any minor children -- their 2 sons, Cannon and Chance ... are 19 and 20 years old, respectively.

They've been down this road at least once before. In 2010, the former CNN host filed for divorce, and it was actually a race to the courthouse -- Shawn tried to file first, but Larry's legal team was faster on the draw. Didn't matter in the end ... he and Shawn eventually reconciled.

They dealt with more marital turmoil in 2016, when they publicly addressed cheating rumors.

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The breakup comes on the heels of Larry's medical crisis in April, where he suffered what doctors described to Shawn as a heart attack.

This will be 85-year-old Larry's 8th divorce ... assuming he goes through with it this time. He married one of his wives, Alene Akins, twice ... that was way back in the 1960s.

Lord, he was born a ramblin' man ...

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'IT Chapter Two' TMZ Clowns Around the 'IT' Experience ... Fear Floats Our Boat!!!

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Pennywise the Clown is back in town -- meaning another freaky 'IT' pop-up has returned to L.A. -- which TMZ got to check out ... and now, with our help, you can float too!!!

The IT Experience: Chapter Two rolled into Tinseltown last Thursday -- and over the weekend, our very own photog Charlie Cotton and his lovely wife, Erin, dove head first into the carnival-like attraction on the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Vine Street.

It all ended in a nightmarish walk through Derry's own circus funhouse, but before that ... there was lots to do!!! The pop-up's got some cool stuff -- a Pennywise-themed Ferris wheel and classic carnival games served as a great warm-up before the final destination.

Check out this year's 'IT Experience' -- a bit more elaborate than 2017's, seeing how it'll take you roughly half an hour get through this thing. But, you also get more of it now.

Instead of sticking to the Neibolt house, you'll actually visit more in-film locations this time -- Mrs. Kersh's apartment, the sewers, and the Chinese restaurant the Losers reunite in.

Long story short, it's a ton of fun -- and if you got a bit more spine than Charlie here ... you should be all good to go. Good luck though, walk-up line times are running up to 6-hours long so far ... and the pop-up sold out on reservation spots within 31 minutes of going up.

We can help you out though!!! Here's the deal -- TMZ is offering a jump-the-line pass if you book a tour with us through September 8. It's like a shortcut ... to HELL (kidding).

So, come one, come all ... "IT" ain't gonna be around forever. But "IT Chapter Two" will be in theaters on Sept. 6!!!

'Selma' Star David Oyelowo Black Brit Can Play Harriet Tubman ... White Actors Don't Get This Criticism!!!

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David Oyelowo has no issue with a black, British actress playing an iconic African-American like Harriet Tubman -- despite lacking roots to American slavery -- because acting is acting.

Yes, you could say the British actor was just defending the home team, but the discussion about Cynthia Erivo's casting as Tubman has some personal relevance for David. Remember, he played MLK in the Oscar-winning film, "Selma" -- so he tackled the Tubman issue with Van Lathan on 'The Red Pill Podcast.'

David said he doesn't understand the controversy, and in the most gracious way possible (it's that British accent) added ... an actor's background shouldn't matter, if he or she gets the job done.

The debate around the Tubman movie is that critics think it's an insult a slap in the face to not have an African-American woman in a role that has so much cultural significance.

David did raise an interesting counterpoint -- about Americans playing Brits -- and also white British actors playing American roles. Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln, or Christian Bale as Dick Cheney. David wondered where was the outrage when those movies were cast??

He suggests there's a "fight for the scraps" mentality in the black community that divides fellow actors instead of bringing them together. Watch the clip ... thought provoking for sure.

And, check out Van and David's full convo on 'The Red Pill' podcast.

Conor McGregor to Nate Diaz ... I'll Be Ready for Trilogy Fight!

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Conor McGregor just posted a message to Nate Diaz -- setting the groundwork for a 3RD FIGHT ... and telling Nate, "I'll be prepared."

The Irish superstar noted that Tuesday marks the 3-year anniversary of McGregor vs. Diaz II -- a fight Conor won by split decision at UFC 202 in 2016.

"3 years to the day myself and this Mexican animal went to war," Conor said.

Then he dropped this bomb -- "I’ll be prepared for it when we go again. If we go again."

"If not, respect always. A war for the ages. No bitch talk. Just real sh*t."

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Conor also congratulated Diaz on his dominant victory over Anthony Pettis at UFC 241 over the weekend ... saying, "It was motivating to see it for my own comeback."

"I don’t blame you not mentioning me for the trilogy bout post fight, you know what I’m like when I get going. Vicious."

Conor hasn't fought since his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in October -- and while Dana White has told us he expects to see Conor back in the Octagon in 2019, he hasn't specified an opponent.

Clearly, Conor has his eyes on Nate ... but Diaz called out Jorge Masvidal instead.

Will this message from Conor expedite the trilogy? We'll see ...

Mary Lynn Rajskub '24' Star Files for Divorce

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3:33 PM PT -- According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Rajskub lists the couple's date of separation as June 12. She wants joint legal and physical custody of their son and she says she's willing to pay Rolph spousal support. Rajskub claims her monthly income is around $10K per month.

Mary Lynn Rajskub -- the actress best known for playing Chloe O'Brian on the hit show "24" -- is divorcing her husband of 10 years ... TMZ has learned.

Mary filed legal docs to end her marriage with Matthew Rolph in L.A. on Tuesday. The couple began dating more than a decade ago and had a son, Valentine Anthony, in 2008.

They wed the next year in August 2009.

Along with playing Kiefer Sutherland's trusted sidekick for 8 seasons, she's also had major roles in movies like "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Safety Not Guaranteed" ... and hilariously plays the character Gail the Snail on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."

Rolph is a personal trainer-turned-actor with a few minor roles to his name.

Originally Published -- 1:35 PM PT

Kanye West Cops Called ... Neighbors Pissed Over Weekend Racket

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Kanye West's dome-like housing prototypes have drawn the ire of his neighbors for a while, and they just called the cops on him.

Some of Ye's Calabasas neighbors tell TMZ ... there's been a crazy amount of construction work going on at the site. They say construction crews were working for more than 12 hours Saturday -- the city allows construction from 8 AM - 5 PM -- and Sunday as well. The city does not allow Sunday construction.

We're told at least one neighbor called the cops Sunday complaining of noise, and L.A. County Sheriff's deputies responded at 7:30 PM and found a construction crew hard at work on one of the domes.

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We're told the deputies told the crew to stop ... and they did.

Kanye's neighbors have been complaining for a while about the prototypes, which he constructed as models for his vision of an egalitarian community.

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Turns out Kanye's crew didn't get permits and he was cited for violating the building code. He was given the option to either get the proper permits or tear the 4 structures down by Sept. 15. He's chosen the latter ... thus the continued noise.

It's unclear if Kanye's going back to the drawing board or jettisoning the project.

Frances McDormand Alleged Oscar Thief Skates ... Charges Dropped!!!

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The guy who appeared, ON VIDEO, to swipe Frances McDormand's Oscar for Best Actress at the 2017 Academy Awards is walking away scot-free ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us 47-year-old Terry Bryant will not be prosecuted. As for why ... well, Bryant should send a big fat thank you to Frances.

We're told she was not willing to cooperate with investigators, so a judge dismissed the whole matter. Law enforcement sources tell us Frances wasn't down to work with cops from the beginning because she was embarrassed by the whole caper. She had merely left her Oscar to be engraved at the end of the ceremony, and then it turned into a whole media circus.

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We're told Frances didn't even want to file a police report, but because the Academy of Motion Pictures actually owns the statuette ... it was listed as the victim, not Frances. However, she was the witness and prosecutors needed her testimony.

The D.A. tells us, "The District Attorney’s Office today told the court that we are unable to proceed at this time. The defense moved to dismiss the case, and Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Sam Ohta dismissed it."

You'll recall ... Frances' golden statue went missing after the broadcast when she was backstage talking to the media. Bryant was seen parading around with an Oscar that was later identified as McDormand's ... and was eventually arrested.

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McDormand won the statuette for her portrayal in 'Three Billboards,' and in her epic speech ... she called on more diversity in the industry, from top to bottom.

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello Kissing Internationally Now

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Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello have taken their PDA world tour on the road ... which begs the question -- do these two ever come up for air?!?

The "Senorita" singers headed North to Montreal for more QT. When they weren't holding hands on a nighttime stroll, they were gettin' it at a small cafe.

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It's been nonstop spit swapping ... sucking face in SFO, cuddling in WeHo and taking it East to South Beach.

So, will summer love blossom in the fall, or fade into the sunset? The doubters say this is all a PR move to hype their song, "Senorita," but it's looking more and more like this is the real deal.

BTW ... "Senorita" is killing it on the charts ... it's number 2 on Billboard Top 100 ... it even beat out Lil Nas X.

Stay tuned.

Ronda Rousey Boat Door Nearly Severs Finger ... Shooting '9-1-1' Scene

12:18 PM PT -- Ronda said this "freak accident" happened on her first take of the day. She said a boat door jammed her finger and initially didn't think anything of it -- "I'm used to live audiences and never showing pain unless I'm supposed to" -- before realizing the danger she was really in.

After finishing her take, Ronda said she was rushed to the hospital where her bone and tendon was reattached to her finger with a plate and screws. She said, "I returned to filming the next day and finished my scenes before returning home to recover." And, get this ... Ronda says she had 50% range of motion back in 3 days ... calling it the mighty power of medicine.

It's nice to see she's still got her personality. She ended her Instagram post with, "And of course tune in to see how well I can act like my finger didn't just fall off in this upcoming season of @911onfox."

8:17 AM PT -- Check out this photo -- THIS INJURY IS NASTY!!!

Turns out, Ronda's injury was WAY worse than we first thought -- we're told Ronda injured TWO fingers in the incident, her middle finger and her ring finger.

The middle finger got the worst of it -- it was broken and her tendon was nearly severed. She also fractured the tip of her ring finger.

She was taken by ambulance to a San Diego hospital for treatment where we're told her middle finger was repaired with a bolt and screws.

The craziest part ... RONDA WENT BACK TO WORK THE NEXT DAY!

We're told Ronda plans to explain the whole thing on her website momentarily.

Ronda Rousey is so tough, she BROKE HER FINGER on the set of the "9-1-1" TV show -- BUT NEVER BROKE CHARACTER!!!

Ronda -- who plays an L.A. Fire Dept. badass on the show -- was shooting a scene in Mexico last week in which she was supposed to slam a door during a dramatic action moment.

But, as one source put it ... "She was a little over-exuberant and slammed the door on her finger."

We're told Ronda didn't wince, didn't complain, didn't mess up the scene ... instead, she continued to stay in character and finished the scene.

Only after the director yelled "cut," we're told, Ronda FINALLY acknowledged the injury -- saying, "Ow. You're not gonna like this!"

Ronda went to a doctor who diagnosed her with a broken finger -- which is NOTHING for the former UFC superstar.

She got a splint for her hand and went right back to work the next day, our sources tell us.

Hollywood ... it ain't for the weak.

Originally Published -- 7:34 AM PT

Heidi Klum & Tom Kaulitz The Never-Ending Honeymoon ... PDA-at-Sea, Topless Too!!

Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz can't keep their hands, or mouths, off each other on what's turned into a marathon of a honeymoon in Italy. Hey, don't let us interrupt!!!

The ex-supermodel and her new rock star hubby are STILL laying out on the high seas off Capri, where they've been enjoying the yacht life ... but, more importantly, each other ... as you can tell in these pics of them smoochin' and getting a little nakey on board.

Tom's kissing Heidi's thigh, she's kissing Tommy's abs ... and even some boring old school kisses on the lips. Like we said, lots of PDA.

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BTW, Heidi has NOT been shy about losing the upper half of her outfits these past couple weeks -- besides going topless here, she also posted a kinda, sorta NSFW shot 2 days ago.

As the kids are saying these days ... #FREETHENIPPLE!!! More power to ya, Heidi.

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As we reported ... Heidi and Tom got secretly hitched about 6 months ago. They had a big Italian yacht wedding a couple weeks ago with friends and fam, and have been there ever since. They're coming up on 3 weeks of honeymoonin', to which we say ... great work if you can get it!

Bill Gates-Funded School New Bullying Claims Tied to Student's Suicide Attempt

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10:33 AM PT -- Attorney Ben Meiselas, who is representing the first family, tells us, "What has been most jarring is the utter lack of accountability of the so-called Green Dot School District. As more and more victims at the School reach out to our office it has become obvious that there are systemic issues where the School has protected the bullies and abusers instead of the victims."

Meiselas continues, "This is not acceptable and we will ensure justice is served for all victims."

9:37 AM PT -- A rep for Green Dot tells TMZ while they have not yet received any litigation, they take seriously the safety of all of their students and quickly address bullying of any kind on school campuses. The rep also shared a section of their anti-harassment and bullying policy with us.

The policy reads, "The school will treat allegations of harassment seriously and will review and investigate such allegations in a prompt, confidential and thorough manner."

"This policy is inclusive of instances that occur on any area of the school campus, at school-sponsored events and activities, regardless of location, through school-owned technology, and through other electronic means."

The L.A. school funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is about to face new claims of bullying -- including one incident involving a 14-year-old trying to kill herself.

Sources tell TMZ ... there is a new lawsuit about to be filed by the same lawyers at Geragos & Geragos who filed the first suit against the Animo Westside Charter Middle School. As TMZ first showed you ... that initial suit surrounds this video of one student choking another, whose parents claim he suffered permanent brain damage in the incident.

We're told the forthcoming suit documents the alleged bullying experienced by a now-14-year-old girl, who's claiming she too was mercilessly bullied last year on the campus ... and the school failed to stop it.

Our sources say the girl is claiming to have suffered both physical and verbal abuse from multiple students, with one girl leading the pack. We're told it got so bad, the alleged victim started cutting herself ... and months later, attempted suicide.

She had to be hospitalized on a psychiatric hold as a result. Her family is blaming the school as well as Green Dot -- the organization that operates the school.

Bill and Melinda Gates are not being sued, and neither is their foundation ... which has donated more than $7 million to Green Dot.

We're told the girl's family believes there is video of at least some of the bullying incidents she allegedly endured -- and their attorneys are working on getting their hands on it.

Our sources also say since we broke the story about the brain-damaged student ... several other parents have contacted attorneys with similar complaints about severe bullying at Animo Westside.

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Russell Westbrook Launches Drone Pilot Program ... for At-Risk youth

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NBA superstar Russell Westbrook believes DRONES are the way of the future -- so he's made it a mission to help at-risk youth learn to pilot 'em ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Brodie's Why Not? Foundation teamed up with Chad Brownstein and the LA Conservation Corps to help "at risk young adults" in Los Angeles learn digital skills that will help them get good paying jobs in the tech field.

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Not only will the students learn coding and computer engineering -- but he's also created an "advanced drone piloting career path program" ... which sounds AWESOME!!!!

"As a kid who grew up here in LA, I know how important it is to feel supported and empowered by the community," Westbrook said ... "By helping to provide these resources my hope is that the youth will be able to see how bright their future can be and expand the vision of what they think they’re capable of."

Westbrook and Brownstein are also funding a state of the art computer lab -- which is huge for kids who don't have the resources to learn computer skills on their own.

Props to everyone involved ...

Todd Chrisley Daughter Lindsie Gets Hired Muscle ... Fears Retaliation

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Todd Chrisley's daughter, Lindsie Chrisley, is concerned her family might come after her in the wake of her very public accusations of extortion -- so now, she's protecting herself.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Lindsie is taking the beef with her family so seriously she's hired an armed security guard who will protect her practically around-the-clock. The new muscle was front and center when we saw Lindsie Monday outside her attorney's Atlanta office.

She made no attempt to hide it ... she's concerned about retaliation, even from a family member.

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Our sources say Lindsie even went to her local police dept. to voice her fear about her father or brothers getting violent after she accused them of extorting her with an alleged sex tape. She claims they were trying to coerce her into lying about their tax woes.

Our sources say Lindsie's spending $130/hour for her security guard, who is an off-duty police officer.

Despite having said she eventually wants to reconcile with her family, Lindsie's obviously worried about her immediate future. Her troubled brother, Kyle -- who's publicly supported Todd in this feud -- was arrested for battery back in 2012, when Lindsie claimed he'd hit her in the face.

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Check out her response on how she's coping with all the family drama -- Lindsie tells us she's disgusted by her dad and brother ... and now it sounds like the bridge between them is toast.

We also ask if she feels like their TV show, "Chrisley Knows Best," ruined the family dynamic. Her answer will be interesting for fans of the show.

Antonio Brown Fish Head Started $38,000 Feud ... Says Celeb Chef

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A fish head left in the freezer is the reason Antonio Brown is allegedly stiffing a guy out of $38,000 ... so says the celeb chef who put it in there.

The story is wild ...

Stefano Tedeschi -- who filed a lawsuit against AB just last month -- tells TMZ Sports after cooking for the NFL superstar at the Pro Bowl in 2018, he left a salmon head in the freezer with the intentions of making some soup the next day.

The problem? Apparently, AB and his crew thought it was a threat -- and straight-up kicked him out of their mansion!!!

"The salmon head I thought was a joke," Tedeschi says ... "But, apparently, it was real."

Tedeschi says he had agreed to cook for Brown and all of his friends for 3 days in Florida during Pro Bowl weekend last year.

He says the first day went off swimmingly ... he cooked breakfast and lunch for Antonio and his guys -- and then came back later in the evening to do a big cooking show dinner.

Part of that meal included filleting a salmon -- one Tedeschi had bought with his son earlier in the day. But, when Tedeschi stored the head of the fish in the freezer after the show ... that's when he says all the trouble began.

"Apparently they misunderstood the fish head," Stefano said.

"I said, 'Who could have possibly misunderstood a fish head in the freezer? Tell me, what person with intelligence could have misplaced a fish head for some mob, horse head?!'"

Stefano says when he came back to cook the next day, he was booted from the property and wasn't allowed to retrieve any of his cooking gear that he had left on the premises.

Antonio also didn't allow him to cook the following day ... and, according to Stefano, the receiver never paid him a dime for the weekend.

As we previously reported, Stefano is now suing Brown for $38,521.20 for the weekend, and he tells us all signs are pointing toward an ugly legal battle in court to get the cash.

"AB's team is acting like we're going to go to court ... he's going to drag this thing out, he's got more money than me, blah, blah, blah."

We reached out to Brown's attorney, Darren Heitner, for comment on the fish head story ... and Heitner tells us, "There is no comment on the 'fish head' claim nor any other claim the plaintiff wants to make with the media."

"We are proceeding as previously stated and will be filing our response with the court."

Chris & Liam Hemsworth Shirtless Bros ... Have a Beachin' Day, Mate!!!

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Big bro is doing his damndest to lift lil bro Liam Hemsworth's post-breakup spirits with a little surf and sand Down Under -- problem is, doesn't look like it's working.

Liam and Chris Hemsworth hit up Byron Bay for a beach sesh ... it's their natural habitat, really. They went shirtless, as usual, while hanging with a group of friends and doing some boogie boarding on what looks like a perfectly great day -- despite Liam's glum face.

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Chris looked like the life of the party while Liam seemed more brooding. Ya can't blame him, really, coming on the heels of his surprising split from Miley Cyrus ... which, as we first reported, has turned into a nasty, mud-slinging breakup.

Liam's been down in Oz hanging with Chris and his family ever since they dropped the breakup news about 10 days ago.

Liam hit up a bar with some mates over the weekend and looked a helluva lot more chipper during that outing. Maybe the beach just ain't calling him right now.