Rihanna Hangin' With A$AP Rocky Post-Split ... Been Together A Lot Lately

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Rihanna is all smiles after news broke of her breakup with her billionaire businessman BF -- putting on a happy face alongside A$AP Rocky, who's been a loyal companion these days.

RiRi and Rocky were hanging out backstage Friday during the 2020 Yams Day benefit concert in Brooklyn, where the A$AP Mob performed for the fifth annual charity event ... which kicks cash to the Always Strive and Prosper Foundation to help fight substance abuse.

The two superstars seemed pretty chummy, laughing it up and looking super caj with a backdrop of artwork behind 'em. At first glance, you'd think there's nothing to this. However, there's been some speculation recently that something more could be afoot here.

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Fact is, Rihanna's been around A$AP quite a bit over the past few months or so -- which seems to have gone somewhat under the radar. She went to Sweden last month to check out his comeback show -- granted, she wasn't seen in his company. At least not here.

Meghan Markle & Prince Harry No Longer His or Her Highness ... Queen Says Sayonara

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are a lot more like the rest of us today -- ditching their Royal titles and are pivoting toward becoming commoners ... all with the Queen's blessing.

Buckingham Palace announced a path forward Saturday for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the wake of "Megxit." They say as part of the new agreement reached between all parties, Meg and Harry will no longer formally rep Queen Elizabeth publicly ... and they will also not go by His or Her Highness, as they're no longer working members of the Royal Family.

Another thing they're losing ... public funds and military appointments. All that comes with being a full-time Royal, and since they're out -- all the perks are out too.

The palace says they'll maintain the private charities and causes they support -- and while they're no longer doing anything on behalf of the Queen ... they've agreed to uphold the values of Her Majesty.

Stars and Scars You Be the Judge

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The Royal s**t show is now on 2 continents with no easy resolution and there's more trouble for R. Kelly now that one of his GFs is out of the fold. So, we gotta ask ...

Whose Side You On?

Who Decided To Bail?

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Who Lied?

Cardi B For Congress

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Who'd You Rather?

Odell Beckham Jr. Ass-Slapped Cop Changes Tune ... Won't Press Charges

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Odell Beckham Jr. might've caught a big break in his butt-slapping case down in New Orleans -- 'cause the cop whose cheeks got smacked is pivoting away from pursing it.

According to NOLA.com and ESPN, the Superdome police officer who was on the receiving end of OBJ's ass slap last week is apparently not interested in pressing charges -- despite reportedly wanting to retaliate by punching Odell in the kisser, but refraining.

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Of course, an arrest warrant on a simple battery charge had been issued for Odell. Now, NOLA.come reports that same officer has done a 180 ... reportedly having signed an affidavit stating he doesn't wish to press charges. It's unclear what changed his mind.

Either way, it could prove to be a major assist for Odell ... who's less likely to face prosecution if the primary alleged victim isn't cooperating. NOPD could even rescind their warrant at this point if they wanted to ... but all that remains to be seen for now.

THE RAGING CHAMPS

Odell, meanwhile, has been laying low. Probably a good thing after sticking out like a sore thumb on Monday ... handing out cash to a ton of the LSU players on the sideline and raging in the locker room with them after. Probably best to let things cool off 😅.

Taylor Swift Sorry Justin, This is My Gym Time

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Taylor Swift likes her workouts solo -- as in she doesn't just book a trainer, she books a gym -- sorry Justin Bieber.

Here's the deal ... Justin was at Dogpound Gym in West Hollywood with a bunch of people, but then Taylor and her crew rolled up.

We're told everyone -- including JB was asked to get the heck out of the gym -- because Taylor had an appointment. Justin's security team was approached and asked to leave, but JB's team held firm and said he was going to finish his workout before taking off.

We're told Justin, who did not have an appointment, finished -- although he was mostly goofing around and dancing -- and left ... but he had no idea it was Taylor who had requested the gym be cleared. Once he left, everyone who remained was asked to leave.

One source connected to the gym tells us Taylor did indeed have an appointment with a trainer in the gym ... and the appointment was to train alone. Justin just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

DANCE LIKE NOBODY'S WATCHIN'

JB gave fans a preview of his routine that day, spending quite a bit of time dancing in front of mirrors to his new single, "Yummy."

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It's unclear why the Dogpound didn't give Justin a heads up before Taylor's bodyguards showed up.

DaBaby Assaults Hotel Worker ... Says Daughter's Safety Was at Risk

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11:24 AM PT -- DaBaby is setting the record straight on why he pushed the hotel employee, and he says it's because the guy was allegedly harassing him while he was in the company of his young daughter.

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DB says the guy was attempting to film him outside of the hotel while he was holding his kid, and after repeatedly asking him to refrain ... DaBaby says the employee refused and kept filming anyway. DaBaby says he asked the dude to delete the video, and it doesn't sound like he listened ... at first. We'll let the rapper speak for himself here.

Bottom line though ... he says his family's safety comes first, and he was dead set on making sure this fella understood that too.

DaBaby likes his fans, but only so much, because when they ask for too much he might attack.

Check out the video ... from a security cam at a Bev Hills hotel. We're told the guy in the video is a hotel employee who followed DaBaby outside the lobby to get a pic. We're told DaBaby turned the guy down, so he walked back in the lobby.

That's when DaBaby and crew decided to administer some western justice, slamming the guy against the wall and roughing him up.

The incident, which went down December 19, was a day after DaBaby performed at the Shrine.

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DaBaby and crew left the hotel without further incident. Cops were not called.

It's not DaBaby's first run-in with fans. Last year he attacked a fan outside Louis Vuitton store in North Carolina. Also last year, DaBaby and crew beat a fan outside a concert in Massachusetts after the guy asked for a pic.

DaBaby's attorney, Michael Heiskell, tells TMZ ... "Any actions taken by DaBaby were likely in self defense based upon his recall of the events and until the video is thoroughly reviewed we have no further comment at this time."

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Space Force They'll Never See Us in These Unis ... If the Enemy's Blind!!!

Well, President Trump's new baby just crapped all over itself -- because the U.S. Space Force's first uniform is a big hit ... with our enemies -- in spaaaaace!!!

Space Force gave the world a sneak peek at some of its gear Friday night ... showing off a glimpse of a camouflage jacket. It's got "U.S. SPACE FORCE" on the chest ... and a "SPACE COMMAND" badge on the arm, right under the U.S. Flag. Awesome.

Except ... IT'S CAMO!!! The standard green, brown and black shades of camo are the LEAST camouflaged colors on a space ship or in space. Right?

That much was obvious to everyone on Twitter after Space Force posted the image. As some users pointed out ... Space Force appears to be battle-ready, as long as we're taking down the Ewoks on the forest planet of Endor from "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi."

Space Force, which officially launched about a month ago, has only one member so far -- Gen. John "Jay" Raymond, the Space Force Commander. Based on this first uniform, we should look into recruiting a fashion designer too.

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As the Internet was quick to point out after the Space Force post ... perhaps something in black would be better for flying under the radar in space. Or maybe gray to blend in with space ships. Then again ... we don't even know what those will look like.

Pentagon, we have a problem ... lots to sort out.

Cardi B I'm all Rubbery!!!

Cardi B has plenty of game on the fashion front, but she outdid herself Friday at Paris Fashion Week.

She was at Richard Orlinski's fashion show -- a show which she stole with an outfit which is right on the line. Check out the eyes -- pretty dramatic, don't you think?

It's strangely racy and puritanical at the same time. It covers almost her entire body, but it's super form-fitting so ...

Cardi just turned 27 and has been celebrating overseas with hubby Offset. She showed up Thursday at Offset's fashion show. TMZ broke the story Quavo showed up at an after-party event, but the bodyguards didn't recognize him and initially would not let him in. Quavo was super upset and took several swings at people once inside.

GOIN' OFF

Men's Paris Fashion Week goes through Sunday.

Tekashi 6ix9ine Ex-Bodyguards Won't Work for Him ... Money Ain't Worth the Risk!!!

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Tekashi 6ix9ine's going to be more at risk than ever when he's released from prison -- not just because he'll be a snitch on the streets -- but because his muscle's bailed on him.

Several of the rapper's former bodyguards have parted ways with him for various reasons, but one thing they all have in common is that no amount of money he could pay would bring them back ... sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ.

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We're told the ex-members of 6ix9ine's security team feel he unnecessarily put them in harm's way BEFORE he went to prison ... so the fact he's a flat-out rat now would make things worse.

Conor McGregor I'll Humble You More Than Khabib ... Says Kamaru Usman

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Kamaru Usman says he'll whoop Conor's ass worse than Khabib ... and the beating will be so bad, McGregor might never fight again.

The beef heated up earlier this week at UFC 246 media event when "The Notorious" took aim at the welterweight champ, saying a Masvidal fight would be more entertaining 'cause Usman "has the similar style of Khabib, the sniff the jockstrap style."

Kamaru heard Conor ... and now he's firing back.

"Humans love the path of least resistance," Usman tells TMZ Sports ... "Fair play to him, I'd say. Fair play to Conor. But, this jock sniffer will humble him even worse than Khabib has humbled him."

Of course, Nurmagomedov dominated Conor during their October 2018 bout ... ultimately forcing him to tap midway into the 4th round.

What's The Big Frigin' Difference?

Don't let these two almost identical images of Selena Gomez throw you off. Take a really good look at what is happening here and see if you can pick out some of the sneaky switches that have been made to this tricky pic!

Gomez recently released her third solo album "Rare" and has been making her rounds promoting the songs on late night. During an episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," earlier this week the singer played a game of 'Can you feel it?' ... we've taken this pic and made a few changes to it! Now, it's time for you to play a game for yourself and see if you can find the differences between these two super similar snaps!

**HINT -- There are THREE differences in the above photographs!**

Shawn Stockman I Give Props to Smokepurpp ... For Respecting Kanye's Musical Evolution

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Shawn Stockman says Smokepurpp is doing the admirable, and rare thing, in show biz -- putting money last to honor Kanye West's desire to keep his music strictly Christian.

First, the backstory ... Smokepurpp and Kanye collaborated on a track dubbed "No Problem" back in 2018 which was supposed to be released on Smoke's debut album, "Deadstar 2."

The record dropped last month, but without Ye's featured track. The problem with "No Problem" is the track's littered with curse words. In short, it's exactly the kinda music Kanye has since denounced -- opting instead to go full gospel.

When we talked to the Boyz II Men singer, he was belting out Smokepurpp's praises ... calling it a respectful move. The rapper has said he pulled it because it just isn't indicative of Kanye's new sound.

Now, there is a catch. Smokepurpp says there's still a chance he'll drop "No Problem" ... but ONLY IF Kanye goes back to doing secular tracks.

SHAWN ON-STAGE

Shawn warns Purpp shouldn't hold his breath for that.

BTW, Shawn recently hit up one of Kanye's Sunday Services and sang his ass off. He told us what made it such a unique experience for him.

Guns N' Roses Ex-Guitarist Strikes Plea Deal ... in 2018 DUI Case

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The guy who followed Slash as Guns N' Roses' lead guitarist is THIS close to putting his DUI case in the rear view mirror ... after cutting a plea deal.

DJ Ashba -- member of GNR from 2009 to 2015 -- pled guilty to 1 count of DUI ... this according to the State Attorney's Office in Livingston County, Illinois. In return, prosecutors dropped a separate charge of running a stop sign.

Ashba was sentenced to 24 months of court-supervised probation and 30 hours of community service. He must also submit to alcohol treatment and pay a fine. We're told he was also ordered to attend meetings where victims of DUI's tell their stories.

TMZ broke the story ... Ashba was busted back in July 2018 in Fairbury, IL after cops say they pulled him over for blowing a stop sign. Cops ultimately said he showed signs of impairment so they arrested him and booked him for suspicion of DUI.

P.K. Subban A Lot OF Dudes Want Mangagement Rings ... Glad Lindsey Proposed

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PK Subban says more women should follow Lindsey Vonn's lead and take a knee for their mans ... telling TMZ Sports a lot of dudes wanna get proposed to!!!

Remember, PK originally proposed to his Olympic ski star lady back in August ... and then LV returned the favor by popping the question over Christmas.

We spoke with the NJ Devils star out in NYC about the gesture ... and he says he wasn't surprised at all when Lindsey proposed ... and says any dude would want an expensive ass ring!!!

Wrapped Up Stars ... Hot And Dry!

Wrap up your week with some of these sexy stars!

Celebs are big fans of posting pics of good, clean fun ... and these lounging ladies are proof that stars can post just about anything and still keep things steamy in the process!

Famous faces like Kourtney Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen, and Jenna Fischer aren't too worried about the wardrobe ... these babes are all bundled up and still lookin' their best!

Catch a glimpse of all the celebs snapping these towel takes by scrolling through our gallery of babes in towels. You certainly won't wanna miss out on all the Hollywood hotties showing off!

That's a wrap!

Teacher's Bizarre Joke I'm Going to Kill This Dog ... If You Lose 'Vocab Bowl'

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Well, here's the weirdest "bucking" thing you'll see all day ... a teacher cracking a joke about killing a puppy in order to motivate his students to win a vocabulary competition.

Woof!

A California high school teacher named Ryan Price at Buckingham Charter Magnet was trying to get his class fired up for the "Vocab Bowl" -- in which it was leading over some rival schools -- by bringing in a brand new mascot ... an adorable puppy named Buck.

Pretty awesome method of encouragement! Except ... Mr. Price then goes on a rant about doing your "bucking vocab" and issues a threat to the kids -- if they lose the Vocab Bowl, he'll "kill the dog."