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Oakland Rave Fire Commune Leader Whines About Losing Stuff ... Internet Lashing Out

12/4/2016 7:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1204-derick-icon-oakland-fire-facebook-status-FACEBOOK-01The new wave of outrage in Oakland's tragic warehouse fire is against Derick Ion -- the guy who ran the art commune that turned into a death trap ... and TMZ has learned he's already had legal troubles.

Ion wrote a Facebook post saying the the fire -- which most likely killed more than 50 people -- has left him "standing now in poverty of self worth." He was grateful his wife and kids were safe, but his focus seemed to be mostly on losing stuff he "worked so hard for"... and now he's getting blasted.

Just a taste of the responses: "What a disgusting piece of s***!" ... "I hope you get charged with manslaughter" ... and "There is a special place in Hell for people like you!!!!!!!"

Ion organized the artists working in the building which was known as the Ghost Ship Collective.

We did some digging, and according to Alameda County court records ... Ion's currently on probation for receiving stolen property. He plead guilty to the misdemeanor in January, and got sentenced to 36 months probation. 

The sheriff's department has said criminal charges for the fire are possible, but no suspects have been named yet.

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Blink 182's Mark Hoppus Oakland Tragedy Exposes Danger of Underground Music Scene

12/4/2016 8:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The Oakland rave fire hit close to home for Blink 182 singer Mark Hoppus, who says he and his band are probably lucky they didn't suffer a similar tragedy.

Mark was at the Grove in L.A. Saturday night when we asked about his experience coming up in the underground music scene. He's played gigs in makeshift venues like the art commune in Oakland -- and admits fire safety just isn't top priority when you're an up and coming act.

Hindsight is 20/20, but after this tragedy ... Mark says the industry has to be better about policing itself.

Justin Bieber to Paps I'm Super Normal ... Namaste

12/4/2016 8:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Justin Bieber worked up a sweat in the boxing ring, and then got all zen on photogs waiting for him outside the gym.

Justin was dripping wet on his way out of Ten Goose Boxing -- the Van Nuys, CA gym where he's been sparring lately, and apparently picking up some wisdom.

He's lectured his fans recently about screaming during concerts, and he echoed that for the paparazzi ... begging them to understand he's just a "super normal" dude.

Bigger concern in this video? That's a LOT of sweat on those leather seats.

#ewww

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Donald Trump Costume Partying with Superwoman (Shhh! It's Kellyanne Conway)

12/4/2016 7:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1204-kellyanne-conway-donald-trump-superwoman-TWITTER-01Kellyanne Conway lifted Donald Trump all the way to the White House, but there's one thing even Superwoman couldn't do -- get the Prez elect into a costume.

Trump's campaign manager slipped into a tight and leggy Super outfit herself for a "Heroes and Villains" bash thrown at Robert and Diana Mercer's family estate on Long Island Saturday night ... which Trump attended too. 

Tight as the Prez elect is with Conway and the Mercers -- their daughter Rebekah's on his transition team -- he wasn't down for playing dress up at the annual event for the super-rich. 

Other guests in costume included a Tonya Harding, a Cruella Deville and at least 3 Ruth Bader Ginsburgs ... according to Bloomberg.

Not a single Kryptonite-colored Hillary costume though. That would've killed. 

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Taylor Swift Alleged Butt Grabber Interview Disappears ... She Denies Strong-arming

12/4/2016 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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12001_David-Mueller_taylor_swift_tmz_twitterThe radio interview with the guy accused of grabbing Taylor Swift's ass was abruptly removed from the station's website -- and there are conflicting stories about who pulled the plug.

Former radio DJ David Mueller went on iHeart's "Mojo in the Morning" show Tuesday and gave his side of the story. It was the first time he had a chance to plead his innocence publicly. But sources connected to iHeart tell us the entire audio clip was deleted from Mojo's website at the demand of Taylor's people.

We're told soon after the interview was posted online, the 'Mojo' crew got a call from iHeart honchos to remove it ... in order to preserve the company's good relationship with Taylor. She regularly performs at iHeartRadio shows.

Our sources say no specific reason was given for why the honchos wanted it down, but it doesn't take a genius to figure it out. Mueller came off as a sympathetic figure as he explained his side of the infamous run-in with Taylor.

1110-taylor-swift-ass-grab-tmzAn iHeart spokesperson denies Taylor was involved. The rep did not provide any explanation for the Mueller clip's removal. Sources close to Taylor tell the same story -- it wasn't me. Ditto for Mueller's legal team.

Whoever wanted it killed has a problem though -- the interview's been recorded, so it lives on.

Oscar De La Hoya 'Guess What ... I'm Single'

12/4/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Oscar De La Hoya has proclaimed himself single -- which apparently means his longtime marriage to pop singer Millie Corretjer is down for the count.

Click here... it's not over yet
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Stars and Scars You Be The Judge

12/3/2016 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1202-stars-and-scars-tmz-02Kanye West is back home! And who really knows if Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather plan to strap on the gloves? So we gotta ask ... 



'Frozen' Look-Alike Nude Pics Are Too Fat To Be Me!

12/4/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1201-anna-faith-elsa-scared-INSTAGRAM-01Anna Faith Carlson, the model who's a dead ringer for Elsa from "Frozen," is claiming a website posted fake nude pics of her ... and says the proof is in the waistline.

The site Celeb Jihad posted a bunch of "before-and-after" nude selfies it claims are Anna showing off a recent boob job. The pics show a topless woman with tan lines, and bandages under her breasts. It appears to be a post-op shot.

Anna's team claims that's not her in the pics, insisting the nude chick is "much heavier than Anna has ever been in her life." They added, Anna is in "great shape with a very small waist" ... unlike the alleged impostor.

They say there are also differences in the nose, teeth and face that prove Anna's NOT the nudie pic chick. Her camp is threatening to sue if the post isn't deleted.

So, no -- she's not willing to let it go.

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'90210' Cast 90's Reunion Screwed Us ... Show Us the Money!

12/4/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1202_90210_rewindcon_tmzMost of the OG '90210' cast got together for a huge fan convention, which was probably good times -- right up until some of them got stiffed on their paychecks.  

Rewind Con went down last month in Chicago, celebrating the 80s and 90s with celebs like Luke Perry, Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling. Joey Fatone from N'Sync was there too along with a handful of "General Hospital" alums.

Sources tied to the event tell us organizers promised invitees their checks would be in the mail following the convention, but after 2 weeks ... no dinero. Instead they got an email from one of Rewind Con's founders saying she was filing for chapter 7 bankruptcy.

We're told some people, like Luke and Jason, did get paid ... but Jennie and Tori drew short straws. Fatone's rep also says the singer got jack. It's unclear how much most of the celebs were to be paid, except for Port Chuck, the band formed by 4 ex GH stars. Their rep says they're owed about $50k.

Rewind Con co-founder Jaymie Lashaway -- who sent the email -- says the event's financial woes started when an investor, who had agreed to pay all the bills, suddenly backed out. She says it has nothing to do with her personal bankruptcy.

Anybody else smell lawsuits cooking? 

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Stone Cold Steve Austin 3:16 Goes 9MM at Tactical Gun Range

12/4/2016 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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WWE legend Steve Austin can easily dismantle a bad guy with a well-placed Stone Cold Stunner -- but that didn't stop him from working out his trigger finger at the gun range ... and TMZ Sports has the footage.

Stone Cold recently stopped by Taran Tactical Innovations in Simi Valley, CA to throw some lead down on their tactical range with a Sig Sauer MPX 9mm. In layman's terms: one badass rifle.

Check him out as he opens a can of whoop-ass ... just don't throw him a beer.

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Bradley Cooper Good Genes Or Good Docs?

12/4/2016 12:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

bradley_cooper_genes_launchBradley Cooper’s good looks are proof that there's a 'Silver Lining' to aging!

Here’s a 26-year-old version of the slightly stubbled “Wet Hot American Summer” star at a party back in 2001 (left) and 15 years later ... the fully bearded brunette at a recent charity event in Los Angeles (right).

Limitless!

The question is ...

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Kylie Jenner Miami Rental Mansion Is Outta This World

12/3/2016 2:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1203-kylie-jenner-miami-mansion-launch-airbnb-01Kylie Jenner has planted temporary roots in Miami ... and the pad she's calling home looks like it could double as a space station.

Sources close to Jenner say the $15 million, 6 bedroom 7 bathroom mansion is currently occupied by Kylie, Tyga and friends while they hang out for Art Basel. Not only does the place have a rooftop balcony ... it's got a lap pool, futuristic design and is right on the water.

Jenner's been flaunting the crib's elevator during her trip, and if you wanna take a ride ... it can be done for a whopping $8k a night on Airbnb.

Sure beats the local motel. 

Oakland Rave Deadly Party Didn't Have City Permits

12/3/2016 3:18 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The party that's claimed the lives of 9 people and counting after an enormous fire did not obtain property city permits ... so says one official.

Oakland's Mayor Libby Schaaf just held a press conference discussing the deadly blaze and was joined by Planning and Building Director Darin Ranelletti. Ranelletti stated the warehouse would have needed special permits to host an event like the one Friday ... and it had not obtained those. 

Ranelletti also revealed a complaint had been made about "unpermitted construction" in the warehouse just a few weeks prior to the fire ... that claim was still under investigation. 

Firefighters attempted to gain access inside the building Saturday afternoon but said it was still too dangerous. 

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