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An absolute nightmare situation unfolded for one semi-truck driver, who found himself dangling off a Kentucky bridge Friday ... quite literally teetering on the edge of disaster.

You gotta see this wild clip ... a truck cabin and part of its trailer hung over the freezing Ohio River following a collision on the Clark Memorial Bridge -- but the Louisville emergency crew were on it like lightning ... risking their own lives to pull the driver to safety.

The rescue squad swung into action, quite literally -- with one crewmember repelling off the side of the bridge like some kind of superhero. This is honestly the kind of stuff you see in movies.

As you can see from the dramatic footage, he manages to get the driver outta the vehicle, and carefully works them both back up to the safety of the bridge by 12.45 PM.

Despite the chaos on the bridge, no other vehicles got tangled up in the mess ... and police confirmed that nobody thankfully was seriously hurt from this ... or worse.

Looks like both sides of the bridge are currently shut down as they officially wrap up this whole rescue operation ... and clear out the scene completely. Makes sense -- you wanna get this buttoned up before opening up the roads again.

Safe to say ... it's a miracle this didn't end up being worse than it was -- of course, thanks to the courage and quick thinking of the emergency crew. Mad props to them!!

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Drive safe, everyone.


The organizers of the disastrous Willy Wonka experience in the UK have issued an official apology -- that's after nearly a week of pure chaos, anger and rib-tickling memes.

Glasgow-based House of Illuminati -- the team behind the now-viral attraction -- laid it out on FB Friday ... owning up to the fiasco and acknowledging the disappointment and frustration they caused to all those parents who just wanted to show their kids a good time.

That being said ... HOI says that while it takes full responsibility for its decisions surrounding the debacle, anyone who was hired externally is categorically not affiliated with them -- meaning that tossing out allegations against those who didn't have anything to do with the mess can do some serious damage.

They're basically reminding everyone ... get the full story before casting judgment.

The person behind the post also lets us in on a deeply personal matter ... saying that they too are paying the price for the failed venture 'cause their wedding is now off.

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Although, they note ... the ticket sales weren't ever gonna fund it in the first place.

They're also working hard to rectify the situation ... and refunding all 850 transactions of 35 pounds a pop is definitely a step in the right direction.

All in all, they're asking for some sympathy and time to process everything that's happened, adding ... "My intention is to learn from this experience. Your support and understanding during this time mean the world to me."


The official apology came after video surfaced of HOI facing off against some seriously angry parents -- who demanded refunds in a heated clip making the rounds online.


Paul Connell, one of the Wonkas caught up in this viral mess, also spilled the tea to TMZ ... saying the situation spiraled to the point cops had to be called. Adding insult to injury, PC also claimed he still hadn't been paid the 500 pounds (roughly $633) for his part in the event.

Nonetheless, the pissed parents have all rallied together and are reportedly working on putting on their own "Wonka" exhibit.

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So let's hope that'll end up being a sweet success filled with magic, joy, and plenty of chocolate this time round.

'vanderpump' Alum Jax Taylor Not Living With Brittany After Split ... Despite What He Claims

Brittany Cartwright is NOT moving back in with her estranged husband Jax Taylor in the wake of their separation ... contrary to what Jax is suggesting to the media.

Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ ... despite the former "Vanderpump Rules" star's recent claim that he and Brittany are living together again, that's simply not the case. We're told they are, in fact, living separately at the moment.

Instead, our sources tell us Jax and Brittany are still taking time apart after fighting a lot over the past year ... which ultimately ended with them separating. Our sources say both of them need space away from each other -- part of that includes them being under different roofs right now.


Now, Brittany did stop by the family home Thursday ... but we're told she was only there to grab some of her belongings, which she brought over to the nearby home that she's renting.

The reality stars announced their separation Thursday on their joint podcast, "When Reality Hits with Jax and Brittany" -- with BC saying she needed time apart for her mental health after a rough time in their marriage.

Our sources tell us the separation was a long time coming, and it was brewing over the past year or so as they fought about a number of different things.

Jax and Brittany have been together romantically for nearly a decade and they got hitched in 2019, and we're told they're going through a tough patch in their marriage ... just like any other couple.

Our sources say the fighting isn't over any one specific issue, and more importantly -- we're told there is NO infidelity from either side here. We're told they need just time apart for their own mental health ... and for the sake of their 2-year-old son, Cruz.

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We're told Cruz is shuttling back and forth between the family home where Jax lives and Brittany's rental home ... and the parents want to keep things amicable for their kid.

On the issue of divorce -- which Jax shut down during his interview this week -- the jury seems to be out on that ... it's too early to tell if they're going down that road or not.

Rihanna To Perform At Indian Billionaire Son's Pre-Wedding Bash ... Brings Literal Crates of Crap

Rihanna is set to perform at a lavish pre-wedding event in India this weekend for the son of Asia's richest man ... and she's already in town, with a crap ton of luggage with her.

Check out this footage from earlier in the week that purports to show a conveyor belt full of massive briefcases, storage units and full-blown crates ... all of which are said to have been carrying her belongings. If true, that's pretty crazy ... this is a helluva lot of stuff!


The singer has been booked to perform at a pre-wedding party for Anant Ambani -- the youngest son of billionaire Mukesh Ambani -- and Radhika Merchant, who are set to tie the knot in July ... but who are raging early for 3 days straight starting Friday in Gujarat, India.

Countless celebs and tycoons have been invited -- and a handful have already flown into town to celebrate with the couple. Rihanna has been hired as the main talent -- although her fee has been kept a secret. Ya gotta figure it's quite a bundle ... 'cause she agreed to do it.

The Ambani family is known for hiring the world's biggest stars to perform at their parties -- Beyoncé notably performed at the 2018 pre-wedding ceremony for Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal. A year later ... Coldplay's Chris Martin and The Chainsmokers took the stage at Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta's pre-wedding celebration -- which took place in Switzerland. Now, they got RiRi on the lineup ... so yeah, they go all out for their own.

It's clear that Mukesh is once again sparing no expense to celebrate the expansion of his family. Famed magician David Blaine has reportedly also been booked to perform throughout the star-studded weekend ... and his services probably don't come cheap either.

Meta CEO and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan have already given a glimpse at the festivities -- posting on Instagram a photo of themselves dressed to the nines.

Ivanka Trump, meanwhile, was also spotted among the guests, with other reported attendees including Bill Gates and Google CEO Sundar Pichai -- who are all expected to follow an alleged nine-page dress code.

Now before you scoff at this display of wealth ... the couple has made sure to give back to the community -- kicking off their loved-up weekend with a communal dinner for 51,000 locals. Yes, they literally hosted a massive meal for tens of thousands of people in their area. Wild!

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Congratulations to the couple ... and good luck RiRi!

Joe Jonas The Calm Before the Storm(i) ... Paddleboards With Model

Joe Jonas has moved on from Sophie Turner ... hopping on a yacht with Stormi Bree, and yeah -- they 100% look like a couple now, in case it wasn't already obvious.

The JoBro singer enjoyed a day on the water in Sydney Harbour -- yes, he's in Australia right now with his brothers -- with the model/ex-Miss Teen USA winner ... swimming, stand-up paddleboarding and even enjoying a few beverages onboard.

Joe and Stormi have been spending a bunch of time together ever since he and Sophie divorced. It's easy to see why Joe's into Stormi ... just check out her bikini bod -- it's rockin'!.

While Joe and Stormi enjoyed some quality time together on their paddleboard, this was actually a group outing. Also onboard the yacht ... Nick Jonas and a few other party people.

Stormi's body isn't the only thing that's smoking, BTW... Joe's also lighting one up, puffing away on the deck.

Joe and Stormi got the full Sydney experience -- the yacht took them past two famous landmarks ... the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, which they documented on social media.

The rumored couple -- who, frankly, are probably/most definitely dating -- is Down Under as the Jonas Brothers continue on their tour in Australia ... making this their third trip together in as many months.

We've previously seen Joe and Sophie hanging out in Los Cabos and going skiing in Aspen. They've also been spotted hobnobbing in other cities -- they're hanging out a ton these days.

Remember ... Joe and Sophie are sharing custody of their kids, and we usually see Joe with Stormi when it's Sophie's turn to parent. Of course, they're in the middle of a divorce too.

Speaking of Sophie ... she's moved on herself, coupling up with British aristocrat Peregrine Pearson.

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Rebounds for everyone!

Steph Curry's Wife, Ayesha I'm Pregnant!!! ... Couple Expecting 4th Kid

Steph and Ayesha Curry are adding to the family roster ... the NBA superstar's wife is pregnant with their fourth child!!!

Ayesha just revealed the amazing news in her newest Sweet July magazine issue ... explaining that she and the Golden State Warriors guard initially thought they were done having kids after their third child was born in 2018 -- but had a change of heart.

"Last year, we looked at each other and agreed we wanted to do this again," the 34-year-old said.

Ayesha -- a TV personality and cookbook author -- added this pregnancy hits differently ... especially when it comes to her cravings like watermelon, Japanese peaches and McDonald's McGriddles.

She explained she's happy and grateful for the support system helping her through her pregnancy ... but admitted it can be difficult at times.

"I was really stubborn in my earlier pregnancies," Ayesha said. "And that hurt me in the end. It made things really hard on me. I had to learn to put my pride aside and realize it was okay to take help, to have people around me help and to not shy away from it."

"I know I can’t do this alone -- it truly takes a village."

Steph and Ayesha's relationship is like something out of a movie -- they met at a church youth group in Charlotte, N.C. when they were teenagers ... and got engaged in 2010.

They tied the knot a year later ... and since then, Steph has become a four-time NBA champion, while Ayesha hosts her cooking show on the Food Network and runs her lifestyle publication that launched in 2020.

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Steph and Ayesha have three other kids -- Riley, who was born in 2012, Ryan in 2015, and Canon, who arrived in 2018.


Humpback Whales 2 Males Caught Having Sex ... 1st Ones Pictured Bangin'

Two humpback whales got caught on-camera engaging in some very adult activities, the first photos of their kind featuring the species ... and it turns out both the whales were dudes!

Here's the deal ... a just-published study in Marine Mammal Science features pics documenting a sexual encounter between a pair of humpback whales off the coast of Hawaii, reportedly the first photographs of two humpbacks ever having penetrative sex. History!

After further examination, the photographers who took the pics -- which the journal says were taken back in 2022 -- found out they'd actually captured two male whales going at it ... checking another first off the list in one fell swoop.

As it turns out, this attempted banging might not have been romantic in nature at all ... 'cause researchers are saying the receiving whale was either sick or injured, and it seems the other whale came along and penetrated him as a show of force -- using his fins to keep him from running off.

The scientists say they're not sure if the top whale was mistakenly trying to knock him up or just establishing dominance. The researchers admit this same-sex session could theoretically go down with two healthy whales, but that just hasn't been documented yet.

BTW ... it's super rare to see a humpback whale penis 'cause it's usually sheathed, so this photo's really got everything going for it. The last attempted humpback whale sex sesh was photographed in '98 ... and that one, too, was male on male -- albeit, dead vs. alive.

In that instance, a male whale tried having sex with a separate dead male whale -- not exactly a match made in heaven. It also doesn't sound like that one was caught on camera.

Anyway, this recent encounter reportedly lasted 30 minutes -- a very respectable time, if we do say so ourselves -- and occurred just about 15 feet below the ocean's surface.

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Next time you're on a boat in the ocean, remember ... you never know what animals are doing down below. Now, we know -- they might be getting it on ... males or otherwise!

Lil Wayne Confrontation W/ Lakers Security Caught On Video


TMZ Sports has obtained video of the confrontation Lil Wayne had with a Lakers security guard on Thursday night ... and you can see he was so upset over the interaction, he bolted from the game immediately.

In the clip, Wayne -- wearing a cream-colored hoodie, black cap and headphones -- can be seen trying to get to his courtside seat with a few friends ... when, suddenly, several Arena officials seem to tell him to stop.

One man in a grey polo with a walkie-talkie clipped to the collar then appears to have words with the "How To Love" crooner ... seemingly gesturing to him that he needs to get to his chair via a different route.

Wayne's clearly pissed over the chat ... check out the vid, he throws up his hands in a "Come on!" motion -- before he then just jets out of the building.

One witness who was just a few yards from the scene, MaxMarketPros' Joseph Stirling, says it all happened in the second quarter of the game ... after Wayne seemed to have some troubles finding his seat. Stirling added that following the incident, he didn't see Wayne the rest of the night.


At first, Wayne wrote on his X page that he was "treated like s***" ... although during a Friday morning appearance on Fox Sports 1's "Undisputed," he seemed to relent that it was all just a big misunderstanding.

"They was just doing their job," the rapper said.

But, he did add that he felt like the encounter was "a little much."

"So," he said, "I was like, let's just leave."

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For the Lakers' part, they've yet to address the matter.

'Love Is Blind's Jessica Vestal Hints at New Romance w/ Costar ... Not Who You Expected!!!

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Jessica Vestal may have found love after all -- but it ain't with the dude who passed on her in the pods ... at least that's what she's saying now.

The 'Love Is Blind' star -- who exited after Jimmy Presnell chose Chelsea Blackwell (AKA the Megan Fox girl) over her -- gave an interesting update on her love life while appearing on Nick Viall's podcast this week ... namely, that she's dating someone from the show.

Though the single mom didn't name names ... she did say that she's "trying to sort things out" with her fellow cast members. She did hint that fans probably already know the identity of her new boo -- reminding viewers she "had another strong connection" in the pods.

This must have been something that happened off-camera ... because there was no other dude she was shown flirting with or connecting with in the pods. It was just Jimmy.

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The cat might be out of the bag at this point on who her new lover is.. We broke the story ... Jessica was spotted out in L.A. over the weekend, with one of her season 6 costars.

In our video, Jessica was seen walking shoulder to shoulder through an LAX terminal with castmate Johnny McIntyre. -- who she never appeared with on 'LiB.' Also, Jessica's airport outfit included the same pink top and jeans combo she wore for her 'Viall Files' interview.

Now before we jump to conclusions -- there is no definitive evidence Johnny is Jessica's new suitor. They didn't show PDA at the airport -- but based on her description of the type of dude she likes ... it's kinda adding up, Johnny fits the bill.

Of course, Johnny's current season 6 fiancée, Amy Cortés, whom he picked in the pods, was noticeably absent at the airport outing ... which is telling on how things may shake out.

All eyes are sure to be on the 'LIB' finale next week, as Johnny and Amy are heading to the wedding altar. It'll be interesting to see if Johnny and Amy actually say "I do" -- and what ends up happening at the reunion ... which won't air for another couple weeks.

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They wouldn't be the first couple to get cold feet, FWIW ... and this wouldn't be the first time a couple who didn't hook up on the show swapped and linked after cameras stopped rolling.

Karol G Freaky Flight Emergency ... Smoke Fills Cockpit



10:10 AM -- Karol G is giving an update on this morning's plane incident on her IG story ... thanking everyone who was worried, and says she's okay along with her family and team -- while also stating God blesses us with life and health.

Karol G had a super scary experience Thursday as her private plane filled with smoke midflight and was forced to make an emergency landing in Los Angeles.

The Grammy-winning singer was among 16 others on the private jet, which took off from Hollywood Burbank Airport in the evening, according to ABC News.

The aircraft flew east for a while, but then turned around at Cajon Pass about 70 miles away and flew back to nearby Van Nuys Airport after the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit.

Luckily, the plane safely landed on the runway and everyone on board seemed physically uninjured. Footage shows the aircraft touching down on the tarmac, as well as the dramatic aftermath.

Per the video ... Fire crews responded to the runway, directing the jet to a parking area. The passengers left through the exit door, climbing down a flight of stairs -- including a woman who appeared to be Karol, talking on her cell phone.

Karol's famous arm tattoo of a barbed-wire heart was also emblazoned on the side of the plane.

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We've reached out to Karol and the Federal Aviation Administration for comment ... so far, no word back.

Originally Published -- 5:54 AM PT

BEYONCÉ Beyhive Buzzin' Over 'Rock Era' ... Ready For Mosh pit?!!

Beyoncé sure knows how to keep us on our toes ... with her country single, "Texas Hold 'Em" already topping charts, fans are now convinced she's gearing up to attack yet another musical genre.

The speculation kickstarted with Beyoncé rocking a mullet in a teaser for her upcoming shoot with CR Fashion Book -- while promoting her new haircare line Cécred, and fans are taking it as a sign the singer's ready to belt out some rock anthems for "Act III" -- even before the country-themed "Act II" album drops.

The Beyhive is buzzing with excitement over her potential rock era ... some declaring they're ready to let loose and experience their very first rock concert, all thanks to Queen B.

Others even bestowed the catchy new moniker "Rockyoncé" upon her. Now that's got a ring to it!

Of course, with all the excitement in the air, it's easy to overlook the fact she might just be wearing the edgy mullet to promote her new haircare line.

In fact, she even tells the publication she always wanted an asymmetrical cut growing up in the '90s, but her mom wouldn't let her ... so she was having the time of her life finally rocking it during the shoot.

But it goes without saying ... if the success of Beyoncé's foray into country is anything to go by, then her pivot into the rock genre is destined to be a triumph, too.

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IYDK, Act II's release is still a few weeks away, but "Texas Hold 'Em" already hit #1 on Billboard's Hot Country -- and has won praise from country icon Dolly Parton herself. Major!

Looks like Beyoncé's got her cowboy hats and boots on lock for now, but her fans are ready to dive into a mosh pit for her if rock really is next.

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Cam Newton Apologizes For Role In 7v7 Brawl ... Could've Been Worse

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Cam Newton is finally speaking out about his viral violent altercation at a 7v7 youth football tournament ... holding himself accountable and admitting things never should have turned physical.

The former NFL MVP addressed the elephant in the room on his '4th and 1' podcast on Friday ... and he backs up what Top Shelf Performance coaches TJ and Steph Brown said earlier this week -- it all stemmed from some trash talk.

Cam claims both sides exchanged triggering words prior to the scuffle ... but he's owning up to the fact he shouldn't have put himself in that position to begin with.


"There's no excuse," the former Panthers star said. "It's really not, 'cause it could've been a melee, more violence could've stemmed from that and it's just not called for. And on top of that, it's echoing something that's been permeating for years -- black people. Why it gotta be at a black event? You know what I'm saying? And I can easily play the victim and I'm not going to do that."

Cam understands the gravity of the situation ... and is thankful things did not get more serious.

Ultimately, Cam said he needs to use his platform to have a positive influence on the next wave of athletes.

"I have to use my power to empower the next generation," he added. "That's all I wanna do. I wanna use what I've been through as information to change the narrative because to be honest, these are a lot of children's way out of their situation."

"They don't have lawyers to look up to. They don't have counselors to look up to. They see street n****s, they see people who are rapping and they see athletes as people that they look up to."

As we previously reported, Cam and the Browns -- who used to coach with the QB -- got into the physical altercation during the 7v7 youth football tournament in Atlanta on Sunday.

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Cops told us earlier this week neither side wanted to press charges ... and it's clear everyone involved is hoping to put the whole thing behind them.

Lil Wayne Goes on 'Undisputed' Explains Lakers Game Mishap


9:10 AM -- Lil Wayne joined FS1's "Undisputed" with Skip Bayless on Friday to address his beef with the team ... chalking it all up to an issue with security.

"They was just doing their job," the rap icon said ... explaining as he was attempting to make his way to his courtside seat, a staffer stopped his crew in their tracks and told them to enter from another part of the arena.


But when they got to the second entrance, Weezy noticed they would have had to ask other spectators to get up from their spots to allow his group through to their seats ... and he didn't want to bother them, so he walked back to the original entry.

When he got back there, Wayne said the same staffer got upset ... saying, "I told you guys to go to the other entrance!" -- which he felt was a bit out of line.

Wayne also said he was told after the fact that the issue was that he'd have to wait for a dead ball to get to his seat -- but that wasn't relayed to him.

Tunechi -- who admitted he was only at the game as part of a brand deal -- said the experience left a bad taste in his mouth ... and he'll only go back to Crypto because his son is a diehard Laker fan.

Lil Wayne says he was "treated like s***" at the Lakers game on Thursday night ... and he's so pissed over what went down, it seems he's ready to cut ties with his beloved squad.

It's not quite clear exactly what happened with Weezy as he made his way to Crypto.Com Arena to watch LA battle with the Washington Wizards ... but just 90-or-so minutes after the game tipped off, he took to X to criticize the Purple and Gold.

"Wow!" he wrote. "Got treated like s*** at the Laker game just now."

Wayne didn't get into specifics ... but he suspected it all had to do with some previous comments he's made about one of the team's superstars, Anthony Davis.

If you're unfamiliar ... Wayne, who's always spotted in courtside seats at Lakers games, makes regular appearances on Fox Sports 1's "Undisputed," and when the topic turns to LA hoops, he's often critical of Davis. In fact, during a November episode, he said the team should straight up trade the nine-time All-Star.

In his post on X, Wayne wrote, "I figured they’d do me that sooner or later" "bc of what i said abt AD," but he added that he's gotten an uneasy feeling from the team for a while now -- which apparently has him questioning his fandom going forward.

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"All good I get it," he said. "F*** em. It isn’t what it isn’t. I’m used to it."

Neither he nor the Lakers addressed the matter further as of Friday morning.

It seems a bunch of other celebs, though, had no issues attending the game ... Flea, Kayvon Thibodeaux, Corey Gamble, Jay Mohr and even Chevy Chase were all spotted near courtside with grins on their faces.

Everyone there got to enjoy quite the game too -- as LeBron James and Davis combined to score 71 points in a 134-131 overtime win.

Originally Published -- 6:36 AM PT

Hailey Bieber's Sister Alaia Arrested at GA Bar Allegedly Fought, Threw Tampon

Hailey Bieber's sister, Alaia Baldwin Aronow, was arrested in Georgia earlier this week over what cops claim was a wild brawl at a bar -- which involved used tampons being hurled.

The influencer was busted Saturday night in Savannah, GA after the owner of a bar called Club Elan called 911 to report an unruly patron whom he claimed was attacking his staff and refusing to leave the establishment. As it turns out ... cops say that person was Alaia.

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, when officers arrived ... they met with two different bouncers and one of the bartenders there -- all of whom had a similar story.

They told the cop that Alaia had gone into an employees-only bathroom, and when she was told she couldn't be in there and had to use the public restroom -- she allegedly started becoming belligerent and combative ... and she's accused of assaulting three staffers.

One security guard claims she yanked hair out of his head when he attempted to wrangle her, and another guard alleges she kicked him in the groin when he tried doing the same.

A female bartender told cops she went into the employee bathroom herself at one point -- trying to show discretion for Alaia apparently -- and claims she was told Alaia needed a minute to throw up and change her tampon. The staffer says she waited for a while ... and when she reentered again to check on Alaia, she claims Alaia threw a tampon at her.

Eventually ... the security personnel says they were able to get a hold of her and get her out of the building -- and the responding officer says when he asked Alaia about all this, she claimed she was defending herself ... and that the whole thing was blown out of proportion.

In the end, she was arrested on a number of charges -- getting booked for simple assault, simple battery, battery and trespassing. She also posed for this mug shot at the jail.

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We've reached out to Alaia for comment ... so far, no word back.

Bianca Censori's Dad Let's Rap, Ye ... Reportedly Wants to Talk Bianca's Clothes

If Bianca Censori's racy, barely-there outfits have your eyes popping, imagine being her father ... who's seen all the worldwide attention, and it sounds like he's pretty enraged about it.

Sources close to Bianca told Daily Mail that her dad, Leo, wants to sit down for a chat with Kanye West to discuss the outfits his daughter's wearing ... and these sources are saying he's outright gonna go on a tirade if he does get face time with him.

According to the report, Leo wants to ask Ye point-blank how he could possibly march his wife around in barely-there clothes like some "trashy naked trophy pony" -- not exactly the words anyone would wanna hear from their father-in-law.

Leo also apparently wants to ask Ye if he'd be cool with his daughters walking around wearing similarly sheer clothing when they grow up -- 'cause quite frankly, he doubts it.

As we've told ya ... Bianca's constantly pushing the envelope with her fashion, recently going as far as straight-up flashing her vagina while wearing sheer tights.

She's definitely going further and further with each new outfit, but it's not like this is the first time she's worn super revealing clothing -- remember her being totally naked in a raincoat or all the nude-colored bodysuits in Italy? She's not the bundling-up type.

Obviously, Leo seems to think Kanye's forcing all of these choices on his daughter ... similar to online buzz that sparked up a few months back about Ye taking away his wife's free will.


Leo's also reportedly keen on asking Ye why he's seemingly shutting her off from her family ... so, it sounds like dear ol' Dad believes Ye's controlling Bianca in multiple arenas in life.

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We'll take uncomfortable family chats for $800, Alex!

We covered it all on the latest episode of The TMZ Podcast, available on all podcast platforms.

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Andy Cohen 'Housewives' Slam Leah McSweeney ... We Never Did Drugs w/ Him

Several 'Real Housewives' stars are coming to the defense of Andy Cohen in the wake of Leah McSweeney's shocking allegations ... slamming her and rallying around their boss.

Several housewives are speaking out in support of Andy in the wake of Leah's lawsuit earlier this week ... making it clear they've never done drugs with the 'Watch What Happens Live' host.

Kyle Richards -- who said she was one of the housewives closest to Andy -- told Page Six that she has "never seen Andy do drugs, offer drugs or do anything inappropriate ever."

Kyle went on to praise Andy as a professional -- highlighting how he even refuses to follow many Bravo stars on Instagram to keep "a distance from all of them."

"RHONJ" star Margaret Josephs was equally vocal in her support of Andy -- she said point-blank that the father of two "has never offered any 'Housewife’ cocaine.'"

Margaret -- who notably doesn't drink -- adds ... "I am appalled that someone would just go so low to assassinate and target someone’s character in that way.”

Likewise, Cynthia Bailey ...  who appeared on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" and "The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip" -- assured TMZ on Wednesday that she was "never forced" to drink and has definitely "never seen him do blow."

ICYMI ... the 'RHONY' alum hit Andy, as well as Bravo, with a discrimination lawsuit on Tuesday -- claiming the reality TV honcho created a toxic work environment, where AC allegedly used cocaine and encouraged other housewives and Bravolebrities to participate ... giving good TV edits to his favs.

A rep for Andy denied the allegations -- telling TMZ … "The claims against Andy are completely false."

'RHOC's Heather Dubrow and Meghan King have also offered up public support of Andy, applauding him for his professionalism and respect.

Leah isn't the only unhappy ex-housewife, however ... as 'RHOBH' vet Brandi Glanville also recently accused Andy of sexual harassment after he invited her to watch him hook up with another Bravo personality over FaceTime.

Andy hit back at that ... calling the exchange a joke that's been blown out of proportion.

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He also apologized on social media, FWIW.

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