'Project Runway' Star Chrissy Teigen's Bullied Me So Much ... I Have Suicidal Thoughts

Michael Costello says he nearly took his own life because he could no longer deal with the trauma -- personally and professionally -- which he claims Chrissy Teigen brought down on him.

The "Project Runway" star's accusing Chrissy of a years-long campaign to get him blacklisted from the industry, because he says she mistakenly thought he posted something racist all the way back in 2014.

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Costello claims no matter what he did to try to convince Chrissy the racism allegations were untrue -- he says Instagram proved it was a Photoshopped comment he didn't write -- she persisted, and told him his career was over.

He also posted screenshots of the alleged messages from Teigen, in which she says, "racist people like you deserve to suffer and die" ... and issues the veiled threat about his career.

Michael claims Chrissy, along with stylist Monica Rose, followed through with this by using their power to get brands and companies to not work with him.

The designer says he's suffered tremendously, and is opening up about it now in an attempt to set himself free from depression and suicidal thoughts.

Costello claims it's gotten so bad recently, he told loved ones he thought taking his own life was the best way out.

Of course, Michael's allegations coincide with Chrissy issuing a lengthy apology for her past behavior online ... which she called trolling, and attributed to her own insecurities and immaturity.

If true, it seems the Michael situation is a different beast with different context ... but it's certainly not any more tolerable.

We reached out to a rep for Chrissy ... so far, no word back.

Gunna Vows to Drop $500k for His Bday Soiree ... Fan Shoutout is Free, Tho!!!

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It's rare when a conversation about how to spend half a million bucks gets highjacked, but that's exactly what happened to Gunna when a hyped-up fan hilariously rolled by ... armed with compliments and a megaphone.

We got the "Dollaz On My Head" rapper leaving Dior in Bev Hills on Monday celebrating his 28th birthday. Dude did a ton of shopping ... as one might expect after Lil Baby gifted him a cool $100k.

Gunna was telling us how he was going to top Lil Baby's gift when it comes time to return the favor -- and just as Gunna was dishing deets on how much he was going to drop for his own bday weekend a car rolls up and steals the show.

Watch the clip ... the dude in the car paid Gunna tons of compliments. And, when our photog told the fan it was Gunna's bday -- well, ya gotta see how the fan leveled up.

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ICYMI ... Gunna said Lil Baby, who he refers to as his twin, gifted him $100k for his birthday.

Gunna says he hasn't spent all the dough ... at least not yet. No word if he's saving some of it for when he returns the favor. Lil Baby turns 27 in December.

Kendall Jenner Alleged Trespasser Down!!! Suspect Injured During Security Breach

This is getting beyond ridiculous -- cops say Kendall Jenner got yet another unwanted visitor this weekend ... and we're told the guy hurt himself while making a break for her home.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... a 23-year-old man showed up at Kendall's gated community Saturday afternoon, and attempted to get through the security entrance because he wanted to see her.

We're told -- as with previous obsessed Kardashian/Jenner fans -- the security guards recognized the guy because they say he's made multiple attempts to get in before.

Our sources say he was once again turned away, but this time he got bold and jumped the wall to enter the community ... and cut his hand while doing so.

Cops were called, and we're told the suspect was nabbed before he reached Kendall's home. He was taken into custody and then to a hospital for his injury, before getting booked into jail for misdemeanor trespassing.

We're told he spent about 10 hours locked up before being released on his own recognizance.

As we've told you ... this is nothing new for Kendall and her siblings. She recently beefed up her security after a string of incidents, including a guy allegedly trying to go for a nude swim in her pool. A source close to Kendall told us she moved out of the home shortly after the incident and would not live there again. She has not yet listed it for sale.

That guy was sentenced to 180 days in jail, and both she and Kylie were granted long restraining orders.

Meanwhile, cops say Kylie had a dude show up at her pad to profess his love only to get arrested ... and Kim received a disturbing package in the mail from someone else.

Cristiano Ronaldo Upset at Coke Bottles At Podium ... Drink Water!!!

4:05 PM PT -- The G.O.A.T is weighing in on the drink debacle ... with Tom Brady giving props to his fellow health freak moments ago on Twitter.

"It’s almost like the veterans know what they’re doing...." Brady said.

We'll drink to that!! Water, that is.

Cristiano Ronaldo HATES processed drinks so much, he removed Coke bottles from his podium Monday ... all while imploring people to drink water instead.

Ronaldo's rejection of the sweet stuff went down just before a meeting with the media ahead of Portugal's UEFA Euro 2020 game with Hungary ... and the whole thing was caught on video.

You can see in the footage, just before reporters fired questions at the soccer star, he noticed Cokes placed in front of him (Coke is a sponsor of Euro 2020) and immediately gave them a look of disdain.

But, rather than just keeping the products there like tournament officials no doubt wanted -- Ronaldo straight-up grabbed the bottles and moved them out of his sight.

He then held up a bottle of water, screamed, "agua!" ... and then appeared to mumble something about the sodas.

Of course, Ronaldo's famous for his perfect body -- one that was built off of eating healthy and limiting processed foods ... and it's clear, the guy takes that all VERY seriously.

In fact, Ronaldo's been on record saying he absolutely HATES when his son drinks Cokes and eats fries!!

'Cause, after all, abs (and apparently great soccer players too) are made in the kitchen.

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Insane Video Woman Dragged by Hair Out of D.C. Bar Mgmt. Cans Security Company

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1:46 PM PT -- Nellie's management has taken swift action as the investigation into what exactly went down here unfolds ... firing the security company who employed the guard in question.

The org writes, "Nellie’s Sports Bar has terminated, with immediate effect, the independent security vendor hired to protect our guests during Pride Week. Our investigation into the matter is ongoing, and we will cooperate with any law enforcement investigation, however we do not need to wait for the investigation’s conclusion before we take decisive action."

They add, "We offer a heartfelt apology to all who witnessed the horrific events of this past weekend. No matter what behavior occurred prior, nothing warrants mistreating, and disrespecting, one of our guests."

Nellie's goes on to say they've heard the concerns of the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ community in the aftermath of this mess, and will continue listening to make sure their establishment lives up to the inclusive standards their patrons have come to expect over the past 14 years.

A woman was dragged down a flight of stairs by her hair at a bar, and the horrific act -- carried out by a security guard -- is sparking outrage and protests.

The ugly incident went down Saturday at Nellie's Sports Bar in Washington, D.C. ... a popular LGBTQ+ bar that had been packed following the city's Pride parade earlier in the day. In the video, you hear bar patron's shocked to see the security guard dragging a Black woman, and that shock quickly turned to anger.

Several bystanders started pummeling the security guard, who is Black, and all hell broke loose. A woman named Keisha Young says she was the victim, and told WUSA9 the trouble started when the bar staff mistook her for someone else.

She said, "[Security was] trying to get some other people out because somebody else brought a bottle in there. Somehow I got mixed up in an altercation because I look like somebody else and I got hit and dragged down the steps."

Protests erupted Sunday outside of Nellie's ... with dozens of protesters seen holding signs. Nellie's released a statement Sunday saying, "We were incredibly upset and disturbed to see the unfortunate event that took place at Nellie’s last night."

Nellie's management says it's going to conduct a full investigation into the matter. They added, "At Nellie’s we foster an inclusive and safe environment, so events like this are completely unacceptable to us."

A spokesperson for Metro PD said they didn't get any calls related to the incident.

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Chrissy Teigen I Am So Sorry ... Adds to Last Apology, Vows to be Better

Chrissy Teigen insists she's a changed woman who's become more empathetic since her days of Internet trolling ... but she's still trying to own up to her mistakes and better herself.

Chrissy's issued a more in-depth apology on the heels of the backlash she received last month when old tweets resurfaced ... in which she was mean and demeaning to Courtney Stodden.

Much like the last time around when Teigen publicly said sorry for her past behavior, she acknowledges she was "a troll, full stop," and is ashamed ... but she also admits it wasn't just Courtney who deserves an apology.

Chrissy doesn't name names, but says she's reaching out privately to other people she insulted in an attempt to make amends. Along with Stodden ... folks have pointed out that Lindsay Lohan and Farrah Abraham were past targets of Teigen's trolling.

Chrissy says ... "Many of them needed empathy, kindness, understanding and support, not my meanness masquerading as a kind of casual, edgy humor."

She goes on to offer an explanation for why she used to behave online the way she did, but says it's no excuse and was simply a manifestation of her own insecurities and immaturity.

Chrissy adds that she's done a lot of growing up since then, gotten a lot of therapy, and gone through many life experiences she claims have made her more empathetic and understanding ... and hopes people will give her a second chance.

As we told you ... Stodden seemed open to that idea if Chrissy was sincere, and it sure seems like she's trying her best to show that she is.

Post Malone Drops $1.6 Mil on New Smile ... With Diamond Fangs!!!

Post Malone's got a million-dollar smile to show off ... and it's the envy of vampires everywhere.

The singer's teeth went through some serious reconstruction this past weekend, as he dropped $1.6 mil to upgrade to natural porcelain veneers framed with 2 diamond fangs.

When it was all said and done, we're told Posty's dental work included 28 units of ceramic restoration ... and the 2 diamonds amount to a total weight of 12 carats.

That's a lot of ice for one mouth. Just for comparison, the average engagement ring is a little over 1 carat. Then again, PM's no stranger to dropping a ton of cash on his drip ... among his other hobbies.

The "Circles" singer's smile was a collaborative effort by celeb dentist Thomas Connelly, cosmetic dentist Naoki Hayashi and Isaac Bokhoor and his team at Angel City Jewelers.

Stay tuned for the next blingy thing Post sinks his teeth into ...

CNN's Christiane Amanpour I'm Battling Ovarian Cancer ... Get Screened Early!!!

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CNN's Christiane Amanpour just told viewers she has ovarian cancer -- something she says she'll likely be able to survive ... all due to early detection.

The network's chief international affairs anchor broke the news Monday, announcing she'd recently been diagnosed ... adding that the reason she's been away from work lately is because she had "successful major surgery" to nip it in the bud.

Christiane says she's confident about the outcome, even as she begins several months of chemotherapy to deal with the cancer doctors weren't able to surgically remove.

As for her optimism -- CA attributes that to the fact that she found the cancer early via medical tests/screenings. Christiane made a plea to the women at home who might be watching ... urging them to listen to their bodies, and to get checked out early and often -- because detecting this disease as soon as possible is really half the battle.

The iconic journalist also encouraged women not to let doctors dismiss or diminish their concerns -- which seems to be getting at an important larger issue.

Here's to a speedy recovery, Ms. Amanpour.

Rob Riggle I Caught My Wife Spying on Me!!! Claims She Planted Hidden Camera

Rob Riggle's divorce has turned into a surveillance horror movie ... at least according to new legal docs in which the actor accuses his estranged wife of hacking him, taking his cash and spying on him via hidden camera.

We broke the story ... Riggle's wife, Tiffany, filed for divorce in October after 21 years of marriage, but Rob claims things got worse shortly after when $28,000 in emergency money went missing from his home office ... and he began to feel as if he was being watched.

According to the docs ... Riggle was staying at their smaller home, while Tiffany stayed with their 2 kids at the family home. He says he confronted Tiffany about the $28k because she had access to his pad, but she denied knowing anything about it.

Around the same time, Riggle alleges Tiffany hacked into his Apple account and downloaded his emails, texts, contacts and photos ... but then he says things got really strange.

Riggle claims Tiffany somehow had knowledge of private conversations he'd had in his home office either with or about his girlfriend and assistant, and she -- or other anonymous sources -- would text or email them referencing the private info.

Because of these alleged leaks, Riggle says he and his girlfriend formed a misinformation scheme, planting false info to test whether any of it later leaked out ... and sure enough, he claims his suspicions were confirmed.

So, according to the docs, Riggle had his home electronically swept for devices in April ... and claims a hidden spy camera was found in his smoke detector.

He says the device had a memory card with more than 10,000 videos with sound on it, and he believes it was installed in August 2020 and possibly monitored him until he discovered it.

And, get this -- Riggle claims one of the vids shows Tiffany standing on a ladder installing the spy camera, and another vid shows her sitting on the floor of his home office counting money ... which Rob believes is the $28k he says went missing.

Riggle's been granted a temporary restraining order against Tiffany, and there will be another hearing in July about his request for a forensic expert to sift through all the alleged spy footage.

Amelia Hamlin & Scott Disick Kissing Her Teen Years Goodbye!!! Glitzy 20th Bday Bash in MIA

You can drop the jokes ... Scott Disick is no longer dating a teenager, and he celebrated GF Amelia Hamlin's 20th birthday soiree by showering her with gold and diamonds.

Amelia and Scott partied in Miami to toast -- with sparkling cider, we're sure -- her getting one year closer to legal drinking age. They hit up Papi Steak restaurant Saturday night where Scott rolled out a massive five-tier cake.

The cake was gold and shiny -- much like her outfit -- and it was layered with photos of her in her underwear and a couple of others with her and Scott getting cozy. But, that was just the beginning.

Scott also shelled out a diamond-encrusted cross necklace, which she seemed pretty moved by ... based on the fact she was almost in tears when he put it around her neck.

The pair later hit up LIV nightclub ... where Scott reportedly made a quick appearance at the DJ's booth before calling it a night there.

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The celebration comes nearly 1 month after she celebrated Scott's 38th birthday by giving him a Harley.

Welcome to your 20s, Amelia and congrats, Scott -- you're no longer twice your GF's age!!!

Westminster Dog Show Wasabi Wows the Judges ... Pekingese Wins Best in Show!!!

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A Pekingese named Wasabi hotdogged his way to Best in Show at the 2021 Westminster Dog Show ... following in the footsteps of his doggone brother!!!

It's a pretty incredible feat, but Wasabi's owner and trainer, David Fitzpatrick, already boasts one Best in Show winner ... his other Pekingese, Malachy, won the event in 2012.

But, Sunday's event was all about 3-year-old Wasabi, who flaunted a "proper Pekingese gait" that looks "like a goldfish moving through the water" ... according to the announcers.

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Wasabi beat out 6 other group winners to take the top prize, with Bourbon the whippet coming in second.

There was also another very famous dog owner involved in the competition at the second-oldest continuous sporting event in the U.S. (behind the Kentucky Derby) ... Barry Bonds!!!

MLB's all-time home run leader's miniature schnauzer Rocky was in the mix, and although the good boy didn't win ... Barry was a proud dog dad for sure.

One more historical note -- this year's event was held at the Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, New York, and not Madison Square Garden ... where it has been held every year since 1877. The move was the result of the pandemic.

Fitzpatrick says in celebration of the historic win, he had some champagne ... and Wasabi got a filet mignon.

Soccer's Christian Eriksen Breaks Silence After Medical Emergency 'I Won't Give Up!'

Just days after he collapsed on the soccer field, Christian Eriksen is speaking out -- vowing to fight in his recovery while doctors continue to hunt for the cause of the medical emergency.

"'Thank you, I won't give up," Eriksen said in a statement issued through his agent to the Italian media outlet, Gazzetta dello Sport.

"I feel better now -- but I want to understand what's happened."

The statement continued, "I want to say thank you all for what you did for me."

As we previously reported, the 29-year-old went into cardiac arrest during Saturday's Denmark vs. Finland game in Copenhagen.

Emergency medial personnel raced onto the field to treat him -- and he was eventually resuscitated with a defibrillator.

Eriksen was transported to a nearby hospital where he continues his recovery. He's currently in stable condition.

The Denmark team doctor, Morten Boesen, spoke with the media on Sunday and addressed the seriousness of Eriksen's situation in the seconds after the soccer star collapsed.

"He was gone," Boesen said ... "And we did cardiac resuscitation. And it was cardiac arrest."

He added, "How close were we? I don’t know. We got him back after one defib. That’s quite fast."

As for what caused the incident, Boesen said specialists are still trying to figure that out.

"I’m not [a] cardiologist, so the details about why it happened and further, I will leave to the experts."

Bottom line ... Eriksen seems to be on the road to recovery, which is a miracle considering how scary things looked on Saturday.

Get well soon.

'KUWTK' Kris, Kim, Khloe & Kourtney Say Goodbye ... To Their Loving TV Crew

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The crew that kept up with the Kardashians for nearly 15 years got a proper goodbye along with the reality series ... in the form of a fun, heartfelt video highlighting all the good times.

Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian and her sisters, Khloe and Kourtney, all shared thank you tributes to the people behind the cameras for 20 seasons of 'KUWTK' ... folks they say are considered forever family.

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The 'Krew Wrap Video' was shared by Cesar Castillo -- a member of the production team -- who said the series finale brought a 14-year journey to an end for many of them ... in which they made a lot of memories.

As the montage shows ... 'KUWTK' took the crew all over the world -- from South Africa and Bali to Rome and The Maldives -- as well as to events like the Cannes Film Festival and Kanye's tour.

There were also the spin-off shows with Kourtney, Khloe and Lamar Odom ... and so much more. As Kim says ... these people captured all their best and worst moments and knew and kept all their secrets.

The airtight, non-disclosure agreement in all their contracts might have had something to do with that, but nonetheless -- it looks like they had a great time doing what they did for a decade and a half.

Rapper Polo G Arrested for Attacking Miami Cop Cops Say 2 Guns Found

9:15 AM PT -- 6/14 -- Polo G has hired Bradford Cohen as his attorney, who has filed a motion to get the rapper's property returned. Some of it includes $15k in cash and over $100k in jewelry Cohen says has not been returned.

What's more ... Cohen says "we already have independent witnesses that are contradicting some of the statements of the police officers." He added, "We look forward to a full and complete hearing on all the facts and circumstances."

7:25 AM PT -- 6/14 -- According to the arrest affidavit, obtained by TMZ, cops say they initially pulled over the rapper's car because the Cadillac had blackout tinted windows. Cops say the driver became combative when he was asked to lower his windows.

Things got tense after cops say they heard someone in the vehicle say it was bulletproof. Cops say they then asked if there were any firearms in the vehicle but claim the occupants inside the car did not respond and started to look nervously at each other.

Cops say they told everyone to get out of the car but Polo G allegedly shouted, "F*** you, what the f*** do I have to get out of the vehicle for?" According to cops, they tried to forcefully remove Polo from the Cadi and a struggle ensued ... with the rapper and an officer ending up on the ground. Cops say that while an officer struggled placing handcuffs on the rapper, he felt multiple punches and elbows strike him in multiple areas of his head like the chin, forehead and cheek. Another officer says he witnessed rapper on top of the cop swinging his elbows striking the cop.

According to the docs, the cop in question suffered an abrasion to the right upper forehead area, right chin area and a swollen and slightly bruised right cheek.

Cops say Polo made multiple threats like, “I will kill you, I swear I’ll use these fists to beat the s*** out of you and knock your ass out.”

When cops were finally able to slap handcuffs on Polo G ... cops say he violently kicked the rear interior door and window of the patrol car. Cops say they also found 2 handguns inside a black bag inside the vehicle.

Polo G was arrested in Miami for what cops claim was a brutal beatdown of an officer -- but his mom/manager is calling BS ... saying he was profiled and arrested for no reason.

The Chicago-based rapper got busted early Saturday morning following what his team says was an album release party in town -- after which the vehicle he was riding in got stopped for some reason ... which allegedly escalated into a full-blown fight between him and a cop.

The guy got booked for several different charges, including battery on a police officer, resisting with and without violence, criminal mischief and making threats. His bond had been set at over $15,000 -- and he posed for this mugshot once inside.

Law enforcement sources tell us that the police report directly linked to Polo's arrest cites the alleged victim, one of the Miami cops on the scene, as having been pummeled by Polo with his elbows ... and allegedly suffering lacerations to his face from the struggle.

The one thing that we can't seem to figure out from the police at this point, though, is why Polo was pulled over in the first place, and what led up to the alleged altercation. Welp, his mom, Stacia Mac, has been pretty vocal on that front ... claiming Polo (and his younger brother, who's apparently just 16 years old) got hauled away for something their driver did.

She alleges that the driver of their ride, whom we're told was white, swerved in the road and cut off a police cruiser ... which then initiated a stop. For whatever reason, Stacia says Polo and others were yanked from the backseat and got dealt with, instead of the actual driver.

Stacia claims the only explanation she can think of is racial profiling -- and not only that, but she says the cops wouldn't do her the courtesy of letting her speak to her boys.

One thing that's clear ... the cavalry got called out for this run-in -- different video has surfaced online showing Stacia on the scene demanding to see her kids, and there's at least five squad cars and even more officers standing guard. Miami PD says it's aware of the situation and will release details accordingly.

Originally Published -- 6/12 10:50 AM PT

Erica Mena to Safaree You're Stressing Me ... And Complicating My Pregnancy!!!

Erica Mena is putting Safaree on blast ... claiming the drama he’s causing in their divorce is at least part of the reason she’s landed in the hospital during her pregnancy.

The 'Love & Hip Hop' star says her estranged husband Safaree has "failed to be involved in her care or to visit her at the hospital during her most recent stay, where she remained overnight for many days related to her pregnancy."

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In docs, obtained by TMZ, Erica claims Safaree's latest quest for shared custody of their children is only being done “in hopes of obtaining ‘good publicity’ and painting [Erica] as the instigator, while in actuality, [Erica's] the only parent ensuring the parties’ children’s safety and acting in their best interest."

Erica says Safaree should worry more about her and their unborn child's health instead of trying to paint himself as a devoted father in legal docs.

As for his request to be present for the birth -- Erica says that decision should only be made by herself and her doctor.

As we reported ... Erica filed for divorce last month, and Safaree is putting up a fight over child custody.

Lamar Odom I'm 'Hurt' Over Lakers Early Exit L.A. Needs Another Piece!!!

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The Lakers may need more than LeBron James and Anthony Davis if they're trying to return to the NBA Finals ... so says Lamar Odom, who tells TMZ Sports they're one more star away from dominance.

Of course, the Lake Show was sent home early after losing to the Phoenix Suns in the first round ... and AD's groin injury is believed to have played a major role in their demise.

We asked LO if the Purple and Gold need to make big changes this offseason ... and he says Bron and Davis are usually enough, but their heath issues could spell trouble in the future.

"I was hurt!" Odom tells us. "I was hurt when I watched them. They gotta get another guy who can play right alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis."

LeBron also had to sit out a portion of the season due to a tough ankle injury ... and keeping everyone healthy is a major concern for LO.

"I mean, [James and Davis] probably is enough but we need them healthy but just in case if they're not healthy."

"I think once the Lakers put another piece with those two guys, then they'll be alright because they have enough supporting cast right now but I just think they need one more strong piece."

The guy knows what it takes to win it all -- after all, he won championships alongside Kobe Bryant in 2009 and 2010.

Odom points out the Brooklyn Nets ... saying that squad has 3 legit MVP caliber players on their team ... and L.A. needs that third option to be able to compete.

Speaking of Brooklyn, Odom had strong words for Charles Barkley, who recently said he's rooting against the Nets due to his hatred for "super teams."

"Yeah, nah f*** that. F*** that. GMs, you gotta get better then."

"S***, the NBA is a copycat league anyway. If they gave you a script, then maybe you want to make that your movie."

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