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UFC's B.J. Penn Fights Strip Club Bouncer In Street ... Cops Called

6/25/2019 6:13 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

UFC Hall of Famer B.J. Penn got into a fight with a bouncer at a strip club in Honolulu late Monday night ... with the altercation spilling onto the street ... and TMZ Sports has the video. 

We spoke with the owner of Club Femme Nu who told us Penn was escorted out of the bar around midnight because he was acting "very drunk."

While the 40-year-old MMA legend was being escorted out, things turned physical -- and Penn began to fight the door guy. 

Multiple witnesses watched as Penn -- a former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion -- smothered the door guy to the ground and took control over the other man. At one point, you can see Penn shoving his forearm into the other man's throat. 

Several men can be heard asking B.J. to stop fighting and let the guy up -- but he never does. 

One of the bystanders finally decides he's seen enough and begins punching Penn in the head in an attempt to end the fight ... but the other men call him off, so B.J. and the bouncer can finish their fight 1-on-1. 

Eventually, someone calls the cops and we're told several squad cars arrived at the scene -- but B.J. had already left the premises by the time the officers got there. 

Attempts to reach Penn for comment were unsuccessful. 

Ty Pennington Jesse Tyler Ferguson Has My Blessing to Yell 'Move That Bus!!!'

6/25/2019 4:11 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Further proof Ty Pennington's one of the nicest guys in the world ... he's giving Jesse Tyler Ferguson his blessing as the new host for the 'Extreme Makeover' reboot.

We got Ty arriving at LAX Tuesday and of course had to ask him about Ferguson becoming the new host as HGTV reboots "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." The network plans to air 10 new episodes in early 2020. Ty, of course, hosted the insanely successful show for 9 seasons on ABC.

Check out the clip ... Ty's advice for Jesse can be summed up with just 2 words. But, in all honesty ... Ty says Jesse's about to embark on the best roller coaster of his life. He does have one suggestion though ... it helps if he's got carpentry experience.

And, who can forget Ty's famous line -- "MOVE THAT BUS!!!" The 54-year-old carpenter/designer says Ferguson can DEFINITELY use the line he made famous years ago. In fact ... Ty gives our camera a little history lesson about the origin of the line. Pretty cool stuff. Watch.

Team USA's Megan Rapinoe 'I’m Not Going to the F*cking White House'

6/25/2019 2:06 PM PDT
Breaking News

Team USA soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe is making it crystal clear ... if the U.S. wins the World Cup, there's NO WAY IN HELL she's visiting Donald Trump at The White House. 

"I'm not going to the f*cking White House," the 33-year-old co-captain told Eight By Eight Magazine ... "We're not going to be invited."

She's probably right about the second part ... Megan -- and other teammates have been very outspoken when it comes to their disapproval of President Trump and Rapinoe is confident Trump knows it. 

"[Trump] tries to avoid inviting a team that might decline. Or, like he did when the Warriors turned him down, he’ll claim they hadn’t been invited in the first place"

When asked if she was speaking for the whole team, Rapinoe replied ... "I don’t know everyone’s voting patterns on our team, but I would hope no one voted for him."

Rapinoe has been VERY political in the past -- she was the first white pro athlete in America to take a knee during the National Anthem ... following Colin Kaepernick's lead. 

She no longer takes a knee, but Megan doesn't put her hand over her heart or sing along with the lyrics anymore. 

Trump was asked if Rapinoe's form of protest was appropriate on Monday -- and he told The Hill, "No. I don't think so."

Not that Rapinoe cares anyway ... 

As for Team USA, they're on a tear right now ... they just beat Spain in the Round of 16 and are set to battle with France on Friday. 

Cardi B I Plead Not Guilty, Your Honor ... Faces Judge in Strip Club Case

6/25/2019 1:08 PM PDT

1:08 PM PT -- Cardi has officially left the building ... with plenty of love from her fans.

Cardi B is entering her plea on all the new charges in the strip club beatdown case.

Fresh of her Album of the Year win at the BET Awards ... Cardi arrived at the courthouse in Queens decked out in a black pantsuit. Inside the judge told her she's being charged with attempted assault in the 2nd degree and various other charges.

The judge gave Cardi the option of having all the charges read aloud in court. Her attorney said that would not be necessary -- and then Cardi said, "Not guilty sir, honor"

As we reported ... Cardi was indicted last week on 12 charges, including 2 counts of felony attempted assault with intent to cause serious physical injury. Other charges include misdemeanor reckless endangerment, assault, criminal solicitation, conspiracy and harassment.

This came after the rapper was initially charged with just 2 misdemeanors for allegedly ordering an attack on 2 strip club bartenders who are sisters -- Jade and Baddie Gi -- back in August 2018.

However, after Cardi rejected a plea deal that would have given her a conditional discharge in return for pleading guilty to a single misdemeanor ... a grand jury was convened and eventually handed up the 12-count indictment.

There are 2 codefendants in the case and they were also arraigned today -- both plead not guilty.

TMZ broke the story ... Cardi was arrested in October for her alleged role in the strip club incident, in which the 2 women claim they were injured when Cardi's people began throwing bottles and chairs.

If convicted on the new felony charges, we're told Cardi faces up to 4 years in prison.

Originally Published -- 12:39 PM PT

Justin Theroux Victory in Neighbor War Raise the Roof (Deck) All Ya Want

6/25/2019 1:10 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Justin Theroux's just showed his neighbor who's boss, because a judge settled their nuclear war over a roof deck ... and Justin came out on top. 

The fight between Justin and neighbor Norman Resnicow has gone on for more than 2 years, and it redefined nasty.  

It was all over a 40-square foot strip of roof deck ... and the judge said it was always his, even before the legal dispute erupted. As for the nastiness ... Resnicow allegedly once threatened neighbors with a harpoon-like device for siding with Theroux, and he even inserted himself in Justin's breakup with Jennifer Aniston.

In his suit, Justin said Norman was threatening to cut off water and electricity to his roof deck if he didn't comply with Norman's demands. 

A lot of legal mumbo jumbo in the court's decision, but the bottom line ... the judge concluded Resnicow was a deck trespasser and it was rightly owned by Justin. 

Now, it's all over ... or so it seems. At least on this issue, it's a big W for Justin. 

Blac Chyna Off The Hook ... For Allegedly Threatening Hairdresser With Knife

6/25/2019 12:14 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Blac Chyna won't be prosecuted for allegedly brandishing a knife and threatening her hairdresser.

The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office tells TMZ the cases against Blac Chyna and her hairdresser were both rejected ... due to insufficient evidence.

The L.A. District Attorney had the first look at the case, but determined there wasn't enough there to charge Chyna or the hairdresser with a felony, so they gave the case to the City Attorney ... and now it's officially done.

Our law enforcement sources say the case was weak from the beginning.

TMZ broke the story ... BC and her hairdresser got into a heated exchange last month at Chyna's home in the San Fernando Valley. The hairdresser claimed Blac Chyna went after her with a blade and filed a police report, and BC appeared as a named suspect for assault with a deadly weapon. 

Blac Chyna insisted she was actually the victim, not the aggressor ... and claims the hairdresser started hurling soda cans during the argument. 

The fight was caught on surveillance video, but there's no clear-cut evidence BC was wielding a knife ... and no witnesses ever came forward backing the hairdresser's claims.

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Beth Chapman Not Expected to Recover ... Family Sources Say

6/25/2019 10:26 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Beth Chapman is not expected to recover and leave the hospital, and the family is preparing for the worst ... family sources tell TMZ.

We've learned Beth's mother has flown from the mainland to Hawaii to be by her daughter's side. Her children and grandchildren -- many of whom live in Hawaii -- are also gathering at Beth's bedside.

As we reported, Beth has been waging a difficult war against stage 4 lung cancer. She was hospitalized Saturday after experiencing difficulty breathing as well as choking. She was placed in a medically-induced coma.

Family sources say there's not a lot that can be done for Beth and at this point, and the family is making medical decisions with the help of her doctors.

Dog posted a pic of Beth's hand as she lay in her hospital bed with freshly painted nails, with the caption, "You all know how she is about HER NAILS!!"

She had been diagnosed with cancer back in 2017 and suffered a recurrence last November. Beth said last month on Mother's Day, "Chemotherapy is not my bag, people. Sorry, that's not for me. So for me, this is the ultimate test of faith. This is my ultimate lesson."

Leonardo DiCaprio Now Serving ... Volleyballs to My Face!!!

6/25/2019 10:01 AM PDT

Leonardo DiCaprio's game face looks pretty damn painful ... especially when there's a volleyball smashing into it. 

The Oscar winner was down in Malibu getting into his latest favorite pastime -- aside from dating models, of course ... good, old-fashioned beach volleyball!

Leo was diving left and right over the weekend, going low for saves and rising high for spikes as he played alongside Robin Thicke and the rest of his 'Bu crew, which included at least one woman on his side. At one point, Leo missed the ball and it hit him right in the kisser.

He's certainly a trooper -- Leo got right back into the game after the face splat, shook it off like a champ. Still though ... ouch.

We already know Leo's a fiend for the sport -- he got a lot of sets in last summer, and it looks like 2019 ain't gonna be much different. He's also consistent with his game gear -- T-shirt, shades and a ball cap ... front or backward, your preference. 

The dude's got a big movie coming out soon -- Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" -- with his costars, Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt

Leo's done his press run for the flick already, so it seems like it might be volleyball season for the foreseeable future. Just remember, Leo ... hands up!!!

Democratic Debate Bets Are on Biden ... To Get Touchy-Feely

6/25/2019 9:31 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Joe Biden might not win this week's Democratic debates, but he's likely gonna win big money for degenerate gamblers betting on him to hug a female candidate during his debate.

The cyber-gambling site, SportsBetting.Ag, is offering tons of prop bets on the first debates -- set for Wednesday and Thursday -- and oddsmakers are banking on Biden to get touchy-feely with women onstage. 

You can bet on whether or not Biden hugs Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand or Marianne Williamson. Odds of Biden showing affection are -150 (2/3), meaning you need to wager $150 to win $100. The odds of Biden keeping his hands to himself are +120 (6/5), meaning a $100 wager pays $120. 

Other fun bets include curse words, withdrawals, apologies and if any candidates will utter trigger terms like "climate change" and "concentration camp." 

Trump's presence will be felt at the debate AND on betting lines. You wager on how many times the candidates will say "Trump," with the over/under set at 20.5. There's also a bet on how many times the candidates will say "impeach," with an over/under of 2.5. 

As for turning Trump tweets into cash ... you can wager on which Democrat he will mention by name first on Twitter, whether he will zing Elizabeth Warren with a "Pocahontas" reference, and how many times he will tweet about "Sleepy Joe" Biden -- over/under 1.5. 

Bet at your own risk!

Wendy Williams Son Pleads Not Guilty ... Case Likely to be Resolved

6/25/2019 10:46 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

10:46 AM PT -- Kevin Jr.'s attorney, Ray Hamlin, tells TMZ he expects the case will be fully resolved. Hamlin says Kevin Sr. is not interested in bringing charges against his son. What's more, there's a state-wide conditional dismissal program Kevin Jr. can qualify for -- available to those without a prior criminal record -- to completely clear his name as long as he stays out of trouble.

8:30 AM PT -- Wendy and Kevin Sr. were in a car outside the courthouse. We're told they were advised it was unnecessary for them to go inside because the case was continued.

7:40 AM PT -- Kevin Jr. showed up in court and there was a change of plans, because neither of his parents showed up. He entered a not guilty plea ... and the prosecutor asked for more time so he'd have more time to review the case. 

The prosecutor said he wanted to "review factors in the case" and said he thought the case would be resolved at the next hearing. That screams plea bargain or outright dismissal of charges. As you know, Kevin Sr. has said he did not want to press charges.

Wendy Williams will be right behind her son Tuesday in court when he enters a plea in his assault case, and it looks like the incident that got him arrested may have significantly reduced tensions between Wendy and her soon-to-be ex-husband.

Sources connected to Wendy tell us, she along with estranged husband Kevin Hunter, will present a united front, supporting their 18-year-old son ... who allegedly punched his dad in the nose during a heated argument.

It seems the incident last month may have actually eased tensions between Wendy and Kevin. We're told the divorce is going forward for sure -- this after Wendy learned Kevin father a baby with his mistress -- but we're told she believes it doesn't cancel out their 28-year relationship. Wendy told a friend, "There's still love between us, regardless of the divorce," adding they are still friends.

Our sources say Wendy does not want to create a spectacle in the New Jersey courtroom. She will say nothing in court ... she's only there to support her son, as is Kevin.

Kevin Sr. does not want to press charges, but because it's a domestic incident prosecutors often press on regardless.

Short story ... Wendy is saying she and Kevin Hunter Sr. will "work through this" and will maintain a relationship grounded in friendship, in no small part for the benefit of their son. 

Originally Published -- 1:00 AM PT

Bella Thorne Cries Over Ex Tana Mongeau ... Engagement to Jake Paul

6/25/2019 6:32 AM PDT

More tough news for Bella Thorne -- her ex-girlfriend just announced she's engaged to Jake Paul ... and Bella's not hiding how she feels about it.

The actress/model -- who's got at least 2 Instagram accounts that we know of -- posted dual reactions Monday after Tana Mongeau and Jake shared the big news ... Jake proposed, and Tana said yes. The couple's now set to get hitched.

Bella dated Tana for a year before breaking up in February -- and publicly ... she seemed ecstatic for her ex. Bella posted a photo of her holding Tana on her official IG with a somewhat congratulatory message ... that was more about her birthday than her engagement. 

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Through thick and thin😭🤧 I love you tana happy bday you beautiful beautiful special girl

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Bella's caption read, "Through thick and thin. I love you tana happy bday you beautiful beautiful special girl." No mention of her future with the Paul bro, though. 

On Bella's finsta (her "fake" Instagram, which she's publicly confirmed that she runs) ... she was a bit more candid on how exactly she felt about Tana and Jake. Long story short, it sounds like she's pretty bummed about it, and Bella didn't hide it either in a new post.

Bella threw up a couple photos that appear to show her crying -- with puffy, red eyes -- and her caption this time read, "When ur ex gets engaged" with crying emojis. Tana even commented on Bella's finsta post, writing ... "omg." 

Hey, at least Bella keeps it real with her emotions. That much we know all too well from this past week.

DaBaby Sued Your Posse Damn Near Killed Me!!!

6/25/2019 8:14 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

DaBaby should be held responsible for allowing his crew to unleash a violent attack ... so claims a fellow rapper who was allegedly beaten into a coma by the group.

Donald Saladin -- whose stage name is Don Trag -- is suing DaBaby just over a month after DaBaby's crew was caught on video beating the crap outta him outside a Massachusetts club.

In docs, obtained by TMZ, Don Trag claims DaBaby failed to adequately train his team of bodyguards and set them loose knowing they had violent tendencies. TMZ broke the story ... Trag was supposed to perform at Centro Nightclub in Lawrence, MA on the same night DaBaby was playing there.

As we told you ... Trag claims he asked to take a pic with DaBaby, got turned down and then he insisted ... DB's crew unleashed a can of whoop ass as DaBaby looked on. 

In his lawsuit, Trag says he sustained serious injuries to his head, eyes, neck and spine. Trag's brother told us he suffered significant brain and neck swelling and slipped into a coma. According to docs ... Trag's racked up $30k in hospital bills and anticipates $75k in more bills.

Trag's suing DaBaby for damages. We've reached out to DB, so far no word back. 

Jenelle Evans & David Eason Time to See the Kids ... Family Back in Court

6/25/2019 6:42 AM PDT

Jenelle Evans and David Eason are back in court, hoping to regain custody of their kids ... but most likely just getting an opportunity to see them face to face.

The troubled couple walked quietly into the courthouse Tuesday morning in Whiteville, North Carolina, where there's been no shortage of tense moments in recent weeks. As you know, all of Jenelle's kids -- 9-year-old Jace, 4-year-old Kaiser and 2-year-old Ensley --  were removed after a judge decided the couple's issues -- especially David killing the family dog -- put the kids at risk.

While Jenelle has said she's sticking with David no matter what ... they've agreed to attend counseling in hopes of getting back their children. Still, the drama's continued even at these court-monitored visits with the kids.

You'll recall, Jenelle got into a nasty little exchange with her mom, Barbara, earlier this month outside the courthouse. Jenelle said her own mom has blocked her number. Barbara insinuated the only reason Jenelle was hugging her daughter, Ensley, was for the cameras.

Then, there's Jenelle's ex, Nathan Griffith. You might recall Jenelle and David confronted Nathan, who was talking to our guy. David flipped them off. Nathan tried to make things right with them but to no avail.

Today's hearing comes a few days after Jenelle and David were in Washington, D.C. ... scootin' around town between her business meetings.

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