Kanye West Spotted In Dayton, OH ... Smells Like Sunday Service

Kanye West is in Dayton, Ohio ... and all signs are pointing to him hosting his Sunday Service in the same city where 9 people were killed in a recent mass shooting.

Kanye and his family were spotted Friday afternoon in Dayton ... which is pretty interesting, considering that's where his longtime friend Dave Chappelle is hosting a free show Sunday to honor the lives that were lost in this month's tragedy.

Our sources tell us Kanye appeared to be scouting a location for a Special Sunday Service ... and there are rumblings he will be bringing in his choir as well.

We reached out to Kanye's camp for confirmation ... but we haven't heard back.

As you know ... Kanye's Sunday Service has become super popular this year, with tons of celebs attending. He had a huge service at Coachella and has held the rest mostly around Los Angeles.

Stay tuned ...

Eddie Money Diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer

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Seventies and 80s hitmaker turned reality TV star Eddie Money is in the battle of his life ... TMZ's learned the rocker's been diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer.

The "Take Me Home Tonight" singer makes the stunning revelation during season 2 of his reality show, "Real Money" ... according to sources connected to the show.

We're told Eddie got the dire news late last year, during a regularly scheduled checkup with his doctor.

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The cancer started in Eddie's esophagus but, sadly, it spread to other parts of his body. You can see in this clip, he's determined to keep his loved ones in the loop as he deals with the diagnosis.

We're told Eddie didn't take a break from shooting his family's show after getting the news -- and he's continued touring almost nonstop while getting treatment.

You'll recall he was forced to take a break from the road for other health issues -- a minor heart valve procedure in May, and he caught pneumonia in July. We're told neither issue was related to the cancer.

Our sources say Eddie won't shy away from discussing his treatments while cameras are rolling for "Real Money."

We're pulling for ya, Money.

Stars and Scars You Be the Judge

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The Miley Cyrus/Liam Hemsworth divorce seems to have gotten more amicable ... Larry King's divorce -- not so much. So, we gotta ask ...

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R. Kelly Scrambling to Pay Michael Jackson Lawyer ... With the Help of Anonymous Friends

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R. Kelly's desperate to retain the attorney who successfully defended Michael Jackson in his child molestation case ... so much so his team's hitting up anyone it can for financial help to pay what will become an enormous legal bill -- and it might be working.

Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ ... Kelly's industry contacts have been in touch with his team and expressed a desire to help with his legal fees.

We're told these people have agreed to anonymously help foot the bill so the singer can land attorney Tom Mesereau ... the guy who got MJ acquitted in 2005, the same year he got Robert Blake acquitted of murdering his wife.

Our sources say there's a big catch -- the money won't come in unless Kelly fires his current lawyer, Steven Greenberg ... so for now, it's all just verbal commitments. Greenberg, as we've told you, has called the whole situation "a complete load of crap."

Truth is ... Kelly will have to pull a Brinks truck up to Mesereau's office to land him. Just like in the New York federal case, the defense will require forensic experts, experts in sex trafficking, P.I.'s and on and on. That case alone will easily cost a million bucks to defend.

Of course, Kelly's also charged with various sex crimes in 3 other jurisdictions -- Illinois State, Illinois Federal and Minnesota State. We're hearing he might also face charges in Detroit and Atlanta.

And, we're also told ... some of Kelly's fans have reached out to ask if they can contribute.

Justin Gaethje I Wanna F**k Conor McGregor Up For Punching Man In Bar

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Justin Gaethje says he wants to beat the dog snot out of Conor McGregor for sucker punching the guy in the bar, telling TMZ Sports he wants the fight, and it's personal.

On Thursday, Conor told ESPN's Ariel Helwani that he and Gaethje were lined up to fight in July ... before he broke his hand, torpedoing the match.

But, it ain't curtains on the fight just yet ... 'cause Gaethje joined the fellas on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs weeknights on FS1) and says he badly wants to meet Conor in the Octagon ... and it ain't just for his sake.

"Of course I want to f**k him up. I see him punch an old man, do I want to punch him for that? F**k yeah, I want to f**k that dude up for s**t like that. He looks like a crackhead on your video."

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We asked Gaethje if he's lost respect for Conor after seeing video of the bar attack.

"Absolutely. Who didn't? If you don't, then you're a piece of s**t yourself. C'mon. The lack of respect, lack of morals, whatever you wanna call it."

But, before any Conor superfight, Gaethje's gotta take care of business with Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone at UFC Fight Night 158 on September 14.

"Hey I got f**king business in front of me, I got 'Cowboy.' And then I'm your huckleberry," Gaethje says ... "I'm right here, this s**t has to go forward, has to move on. He's either in or out."

Gaethje continued ... "He did that interview for a reason, and that means he wants to fight. I don't give a f**k if it's me or somebody else. But, again, his ego will get him put to sleep 1 or 2 more times before he is done and takes his money and rides off into the sunset."

Yung Miami to JT Welcome Home Present For My City Girl ... Enjoy The Bling!!!

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Yung Miami is making sure her City Girls counterpart JT gets some love when she leaves prison ... because JT's gonna score some custom diamond jewelry!!!

We're told Yung Miami plunked down some serious cash for JT in the form of a pendant and chain to match her own City Girls bling ...  $52,000 to be exact.

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We're told Yung Miami hit up Jewelry Unlimited about a month ago, and the bling took two weeks to fully craft. As you see, the pendant and chain sparkle with baguette and VS+ diamonds set in yellow gold.

The only difference from Yung Miami's matching bling ... hers is rose gold.

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JT has been locked up at the Miami Federal Detention Center since June 2018, after turning herself in to authorities on fraud charges. We're told she's getting released in the next few weeks.

Gotta hand it to Yung Miami ... she knows how to welcome a girl back from the inside.

Stars Summering In Italy Ciao Bella!!!

Grab your sun hats and get ready to sip some limoncello because we're heading down to the Mediterranean coastline to join these famous faces on their hot holiday!!!

Celebs such as Kylie Jenner, Vanessa Hudgens, Sofia Richie, and plenty of other sexy stars have named Italy as the vacation destination of the season.

Join these celebrities on their grand vacays by setting sail through our gallery of stars summering in Italy! Get a taste of what all the hype is about ... You don't want to miss out on seeing some of the trendiest snaps of the summer.

Bon Voyage!!!

Elizabeth Warren Odds-On Fave to Win Dem Nom ... For Now

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Forget Iowa, forget the polls and forget the talking heads -- Elizabeth Warren will be the Democratic nominee for President of the United States, according to people who really matter ... bookies.

Okay, it's not a guarantee, but according to oddsmakers at US-Bookies.com ... Warren has surged ahead of Joe Biden in the past week and is the favorite to win the Dem nomination to go up against Donald Trump in 2020.

Warren's odds are currently 15/8, making her the fave over Biden who's 11/4. Kamala Harris is 11/2 and Bernie Sanders is 6/1 ... followed by bigger long shots like Pete Buttigieg at 12/1 and Beto O'Rourke at 33/1.

In terms of actually WINNING the presidency, Warren still leads the Dems at 9/2 compared to Biden at 6/1. Of course, because he's not facing as much competition right now, Trump's the favorite to win in 2020 overall ... he's odds are even money.

It's interesting ... prior to the June debates, Biden was the frontrunner, but was passed by Harris after her strong performance in the second debate. Warren was third, according to the odds.

Over the course of July, the 3 candidates played musical chairs in the standings, but Biden became the favorite again on August 2 ... slightly ahead of Harris and Warren.

Senator Warren has been picking up steam the past couple weeks, though, and took over the top spot as of August 20.

Enjoy it while it lasts, Liz.

Terrence Howard Ripped by Judge ... Fork Over $1.3 Mil to Your Ex-Wife!!!

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Terrence Howard's success heading into the final season "Empire" just bit him in the ass -- or should we say the wallet -- because a judge is ordering him to give his ex-wife a huge chunk of his TV earnings.

Michelle Ghent scored a 7-figure W Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court when the judge said enough is enough, and ruled Terrence must pay her $1.3 million. About $263k of that is reportedly back spousal support -- and another $1.05 million is based on the fact he's pulling in big money.

Terrence is reportedly now making north of $250k per episode of "Empire." Michelle and Terrence's money battles have been dragging on since 2013 -- and, by comparison, he was only hauling in somewhere around $120k per episode in 2015, when the show debuted.

TMZ broke the story, Michelle filed docs last year requesting her ex pay her more than $900k in back spousal support, so today's ruling -- first reported by the NY Daily News -- is a massive legal victory for her.

There's more bad news on the horizon for Terrence -- Michelle's attorneys fees.

On Friday, the judge said the fees looked "reasonable" and set a hearing for next week to determine exactly how much he'll have to pay -- but Michelle says the tab is expected to be more than $1 million.

Rapper Jackboy Busted For Marijuana ... Ate Weed To Hide Evidence, Cops Say

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Rapper Jackboy -- Kodak Black's protege -- was busted in Florida after police say they found him eating marijuana in an effort to hide the illegal substance during a traffic stop!!!

Jackboy was arrested Thursday in Pompano Beach ... and police say, after they pulled him over for driving around with tinted windows, his BMW sedan reeked of reefer and an officer noticed him chewing something strange.

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According to the police report ... cops ordered Jackboy out of his whip, and told him to open his mouth, revealing what turned out to be chronic!

After spitting out the saliva-covered sativa, Jackboy was booked for possession of marijuana and tampering with physical evidence.

Jackboy only had a little bit of tree on him, but Florida ain't California or Colorado ... the Sunshine State still takes weed very seriously.

Seems Jackboy is taking the Kodak Black playbook a little too far ... Kodak's got a long rap sheet too and, as we reported ... KB just pled guilty to lying on federal gun applications.

No word if Jackboy was inspired to allegedly eat the evidence after watching "Super Troopers."

Boris Kodjoe Squat's Happening??? Fitness Challenge at TMZ

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Boris Kodjoe brought his new fitness app to life at the TMZ office to show how simple it can be to improve your health, but we proved to be tough customers.

The "Station 19" star dropped in Friday with his brother, Patrick, on "TMZ Live" to promote KOFIT, the health and wellness app he launched this summer with his wife, Nicole Ari Parker, along with his bro and his wife.

Boris lays it all out -- this app's perfect for both busy folks on the go or people who feel intimidated going to the gym ... and it only takes 5 minutes a day to get in good shape.

Still, the prospect of squeezing in some basic exercises at the office proved too much for TMZ Sports producer, Michael Babcock ... but Boris is a great salesman.

The Kodjoe bros corralled a couple other TMZ staffers for squats and desk push-ups to show that the workout's so easy ... even a Babcock can do it.

Check out KOFIT wherever you get your apps.

Sean Spicer Gonna Have Fun on 'DWTS' ... Shopping At Spanx, So What?!?

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Sean Spicer says he's not bothered by the haters who don't want him on "Dancing With The Stars" ... but there's still one way to push his buttons ... his shopping trip to Spanx!!!

We got President Trump's first press secretary Friday at Reagan National Airport in D.C. and he was downright giddy about appearing in the upcoming season of 'DWTS' ... saying he doesn't care that tons of people think he's too politically polarizing for the show.

As you know ... 'DWTS' host Tom Bergeron blasted the decision to bring Sean aboard, as did "Grey's Anatomy" showrunner Krista Vernoff.

Sean was super smiley as our guy asked about his willingness to wear the crazy costumes ... telling us he's down to bring back his infamous Easter Bunny outfit -- one of his first White House gigs -- and anything else producers throw at him.

It's kinda funny ... Sean was walking out of a Spanx store when we got him ... and ya gotta see his demeanor switch when the convo shifts to shapewear.

Spanx for being such a good sport, Sean!!!

Nick Saban Ray Rice Speaks With Tide Players 'How To Treat' Women

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Nick Saban is calling on Ray Rice to teach his Alabama players an important lesson ... saying he had the ex-NFL star give a speech to the Tide "about how to treat the opposite sex."

Rice has been preaching to players and schools all over the country since he was booted from the NFL after TMZ Sports posted video of him punching his then-fiance in the face in a hotel elevator in 2014.

Saban clearly thinks the former running back has a valuable message he can relay to his team ... 'cause the Bama head coach invited the 32-year-old out to practice this week.

"He’s going to be here as a Title IX speaker to the team [Thursday night], which I think is a good thing for our players," Saban said.

"He’s obviously going to talk about how to treat the opposite sex and having the proper respect for other people."

Saban added, "I think that’s important to relationships. It’s important as a person to be able to do those things in a very respectful manner."

Rice has made countless attempts to try to make up for his massive misstep 5 years ago ... even offering to help Browns running back Kareem Hunt after he was caught on camera kicking a woman last year.

Seems Rice is finding success on his redemption tour ... coaches continue to bring him on to speak ... and in his return to Baltimore last year, he was wildly cheered.

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Ex-'Bachelor' Chris Soules Accepts 2-Year Suspended Sentence In Fatal Crash Plea Deal

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Former 'Bachelor' Chris Soules is on board with a 2-year in prison sentence, but he's getting a pass on doing time behind bars.

Soules' attorney filed docs accepting the D.A.'s proposed sentence for his conditional guilty plea to leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious injury. The D.A. recommended he get a 2-year suspended sentence, and Soules is officially accepting the deal.

The judge still has to sign off on the deal, but assuming it's approved ... Soules would effectively be on some form of probation under the supervision of Iowa's Dept. of Correctional Services for the 2 years.

As we reported ... Soules entered his plea in November. The crime is an aggravated misdemeanor.

Prosecutors say Soules slammed his pickup truck into a John Deere tractor in April 2017, sending the tractor and its driver flying into a ditch. Chris remained at the scene until EMTs arrived, but he bounced before cops showed up. He insisted he did everything in his power to help the driver, who eventually died.

Soules' attorney argued his client suffered a concussion during the crash and claimed Chris dialed 911 and administered CPR before paramedics arrived.

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You'll recall ... Soules was arrested at his house after initially refusing to come out. Prosecutors say he bought booze before the fatal accident.

However, according to docs, Soules' lawyer says all witnesses at the scene agreed there was no indication he'd been drinking.

Soules appeared on season 19 of "The Bachelor" in 2015.

RBG Treated for Pancreatic Cancer

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg has overcome yet another health scare, recently getting treated for pancreatic cancer.

The Supreme Court announced Friday RBG was recently treated for pancreatic cancer in NYC and said, "the tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body."

A rep for the high court said, "Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today completed a three-week course of stereotactic ablative radiation therapy. The focused radiation treatment began on August 5 and was administered on an outpatient basis to treat a tumor on her pancreas."

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We got RBG at the airport in D.C. Friday and she seemed to be in good spirits.

The Supreme Court said the abnormality was first detected after a routine blood test in early July, and a biopsy performed on July 31 confirmed a localized malignant tumor. They said as part of the treatment, a bile duct stent was placed.

Proving her toughness yet again ... the Supreme Court said, "The Justice tolerated treatment well. She cancelled her annual summer visit to Santa Fe, but has otherwise maintained an active schedule" and added, no further treatment is needed at this time.

This is the fourth time the 86-year-old's dealt with cancer. She had also been treated for early stages of pancreatic cancer in 2009 but most recently she underwent a pulmonary lobectomy to remove 2 nodules from her lung. Doctors removed all of the cancer.

RBG also underwent surgery to successfully treat colon cancer in 1999. She underwent a heart procedure in 2014 to have a stent placed in her right coronary artery.

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Eddie Murphy & Arsenio Hall Akeem & Rev. Brown Back in Costume For 'Coming to America 2'

12:51 PM PT -- We just got new pics of Eddie in full regalia as Akeem!!! Looks like he's holding scripts, so this could just be a rehearsal before they call, "Action," for real. But ... this is REALLY HAPPENING, people.

Lemme hear ya make a joyful noise -- Arsenio Hall is bringing back his iconic characters for "Coming to America 2" and we have pics of Rev. Brown ready for his sermon in the sequel!!!

Eddie Murphy and Arsenio look to be back in the swing of things as filming continues in Georgia. This is the first time we're seeing any of the celebs in full costume and makeup.

Of course, Arsenio famously played 4 different characters -- Semmi, Morris, Extremely Ugly Girl and Reverend Brown -- in the original film, and Friday he seemed to be shooting a scene as the right Rev. Note the grayer hair ... it's been 30 years, after all.

Eddie was on set keeping a watchful eye ... overseeing things in a black hoodie and sunglasses. No sign of Prince Akeem or Randy Watson and Sexual Chocolate just yet.

Tracy Morgan and Leslie Jones were also shooting scenes in full costume, along with another new addition, Luenell.

We're still waiting to see Michael Blackson get involved, but in the meantime ... check out the pics of everyone else in action.

The movie is expected to be released in December 2020.

Originally Published -- 10:38 AM PT