Aaron Carter Guns Could Be Seized ... If Cops Get 'Gun Violence Restraining Order'

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Aaron Carter's family is worried about his mental health, and so are cops. We've learned they're looking at an obscure law that could be used to take his guns away.

Aaron himself has raised concerns over his mental stability. He appeared on "The Doctors" and it seemed from the show Aaron was suffering from a multiple personality disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia and manic depression -- another term for bipolar. Aaron walked it back on "TMZ Live" Monday, saying "The Doctors" was edited to make it look like he had these conditions.

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Fact is ... family members have been concerned enough that L.A. County Sheriff's deputies have gone to Aaron's home for a welfare check ... especially because he flaunts his gun collection.

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Aaron says he owns a 9mm handgun, 2 assault rifles and other firearms as well.

As for the little-used California law ... it's called a Gun Violence Restraining Order. If someone owns guns and a family member or law enforcement believes the person could use a weapon to hurt themselves or another person, the family member or cop can go to court and ask for the restraining order.

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A judge can take the person's guns away, and order them not to possess other guns or ammo.

Our law enforcement sources tell us ... cops are looking at the law right now and deciding whether they'll go to court. And, as for the order, a lot depends on nailing down Aaron's true mental state, which is a difficult proposition because Aaron shares only what he wants to publicly share so it's hard to paint a complete picture.

Diddy Makes It Rain Outside Strip Club ... Leaves With Lori Harvey

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Leave it to Diddy to flip the strip club game on its head -- causing chaos outside Magic City in Atlanta by pulling out a fat stack of cash, handing it to fans ... and then bolting with Lori Harvey.

The wild scene went down Saturday night, when the mogul walked out of the club and started passing out money to people on the street. It's the kinda "making it rain" move we're used to seeing IN the club, but the crowd went nuts and clearly appreciated Diddy's generosity.

He was whisked into a waiting Bentley, but someone was missing ... Lori!!!

Turns out, Diddy's GF was in the Rolls-Royce following Diddy's car, but when his team realized .. they quickly reunited the couple. Can't leave ya girl behind!!!

Speaking of which ... Diddy also didn't forget to shower the Magic City strippers with a mountain of cash, He spread it around, along with mega-producer Jermaine Dupri, Mack Wilds and Jim Jones. Ballin'!

Diddy, Lori and co. hit up Magic City and had an interesting guest tagging along -- Diddy's son Justin Combs.

Remember, Justin is rumored to have dated Steve Harvey's 22-year-old daughter before she started getting serious with Diddy. Hanging in the strip club together is just more proof things aren't the least bit awkward between son and dad ... and Lori.

MLB Pitcher Felipe Vazquez Arrested For Solicitation of a Child

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Pittsburgh Pirates all-star pitcher Felipe Vazquez was arrested this morning in Pennsylvania on some truly disturbing charges including solicitation of a 13-year-old girl.

The 28-year-old closer -- considered one of the best pitchers in baseball -- was taken into custody in Pittsburgh stemming from an arrest warrant out of Florida.

Officials say they were investigating allegations Vasquez had a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl in Lee County, Florida.

According to officials, the girl, now 15 years old, WAS continuing to have a relationship with Vasquez and had received a video in July from the MLB star performing a "sex act."

Officials say Vasquez also sent the girl text messages suggesting they would meet for sex after the MLB season ended.

Several electronic devices were seized from Vasquez's apartment in Pittsburgh during the investigation.

Officials say Vasquez was arrested on 1 count of "computer pornography - solicitation of a child" and 1 count of "providing obscene material to minors."

Officials say more charges could follow depending on what they find in the continuing investigation.

Vasquez is a 2-time All-Star who was having a great season for the Pirates in 2019. He currently has a 1.65 E.R.A., 28 saves and 90 strikeouts. He signed a 4-year, $22.5 million contract in 2018.

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Alex Trebek My Numbers 'Went South' ... Undergoing More Chemo

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Doctors are rushing Alex Trebek in for an unexpected round of chemotherapy ... because his battle with pancreatic cancer has taken a turn for the worse.

The beloved "Jeopardy!" host announced Tuesday morning, "This past summer we thought I was finished with chemo. That was a bit premature and certainly overly optimistic." He says he started immunotherapy ... but it didn't work.

As Alex put it, under immunotherapy ... his "numbers went south, dramatically and quickly."

He says he's going back in for another round of chemo, and as he's done ever since announcing his diagnosis ... he's keeping his amazingly positive outlook.

Alex smiled as he said the chemo "worked very well the first time! So, we're expecting good results again."

As TMZ first reported, Alex was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer back in March. From the get-go he made it clear his intent was to finish recording that season of "Jeopardy!" ... and also to return for the current season.

In May, Alex said his tumors had shrunk more than 50 percent -- and in July he returned to the set to record the current season of his show.

Sean Spicer Seen Crying After 'DWTS' Premiere ... Not Sad, Tears of Joy!!!

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Sean Spicer was reduced to tears after his big debut on "Dancing with the Stars" -- but he wasn't crying out of sadness ... the guy was actually overjoyed.

We got President Trump's former Press Secretary Monday night sitting in his car outside of Cleo in Hollywood -- shortly after he salsa'd his way into a pretty bad score on the ABC show ... where he was seen wearing a very loud, neon-green outfit alongside his dance partner, Lindsay Arnold.

Sean was getting roasted online, and when we saw him bawling in his ride -- seemingly looking at a screen -- it looked like he was taking in all of the negativity.

Not so, though!!!!

As it turns out ... Sean tells us he was simply watching a video of his kids watch him from home ... and was just overcome with emotion at the sight of it. Our photog also tried asking a question about his old boss ... but Sean wasn't having it, telling us it was his time to shine.

Sean also got into why he thinks 'DWTS' is the perfect platform to bring people together -- despite their political differences. He's also got a request for America ... watch.

LeBron James Honors Nipsey Hussle with Custom Crenshaw Jersey

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LeBron James is paying tribute to the late Nipsey Hussle while on his yacht vacation ... rockin' a dope custom Crenshaw jersey on Tuesday to honor the rapper.

Nipsey was gunned down in front of his Marathon Clothing store in South L.A. back in March. After his death, several high-profile athletes including LeBron, praised Nipsey for being a respected community leader who always gave back.

Clearly, his memory is still strong with LeBron who paid homage to Nipsey with the new personalized threads.

"I know you smiling down back at me my G! The Marathon will Always Continue all around the world with me! #TMC," LeBron said on Instagram.

The jersey is sick -- featuring Nip's famous Crenshaw logo on a blue Lakers alternate jersey.

And now, with Bron's stamp of approval, don't be surprised if people push to see these in an NBA game.

After Nipsey's death, LeBron spoke out on the tragedy ... calling it "one of the most unfortunate events that has happened in American history."

LBJ also wore a shirt to honor his friend at a Lakers game in the days that followed.

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Nipsey was only 33.

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Aaron Carter Cops Can't Take His Guns ... Unless He's Officially Deemed Mentally Unstable

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Aaron Carter's arsenal isn't going to be taken from him ... at least not yet, but that could change if authorities decide he's mentally unfit to own firearms.

Carter has been erratic lately ... friends and family have been so worried they've called police to do welfare checks.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... until a court, board, commission, judge or other lawful authority determines Aaron suffers from a mental illness or condition that causes him to be a danger to himself or others, he can keep his guns.

If this were to happen, we're told Carter would possibly be asked to voluntarily hand over his weapons first, but then if he failed to comply ... ATF could seize his collection.

That said, the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. tells TMZ the Dept. is investigating the entire matter and dealing with Aaron's family members who have expressed concern and even alarm.

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Aaron spoke with TMZ Monday, telling us cops responded to a call Sunday night and showed up at his home with the intent of taking him away on a 5150 psychiatric hold.

The singer says he warned deputies he had loaded weapons scattered around his home, but he also convinced them and a mental evaluator he was not a danger to himself or others.

He also claims he doesn't know who sent the authorities to his house, but one thing he's clear about -- he's not going to give up his guns because he says he fears for his safety.

Aaron's been adamant with us recently that he's mentally stable, despite going on "The Doctors" and rattling off that he's been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. When he spoke to us Monday, he refuted that and claimed he's passed all the mental health checks to own a gun.

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So, for now ... he remains locked and loaded.

Cokie Roberts ABC News Journalist Dead at 75

8:58 AM PT -- Former President Barack Obama said he and Michelle are sad to hear about Cokie's passing. The 44th President said, "She was a trailblazing figure; a role model to young women at a time when the profession was still dominated by men; a constant over forty years of a shifting media landscape and changing world, informing voters about the issues of our time and mentoring young journalists every step of the way."

Obama added, "She will be missed -- and we send our condolences to her family."

Cokie Roberts -- the revered journalist and political commentator who was a pioneer for women during her storied career -- has died.

The network where she spent more than 3 decades, ABC News, announced Cokie's passing Tuesday morning. She died from complications of breast cancer, according to a family statement.

Cokie -- born Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs -- earned her name from her older brother, who couldn't pronounce Corinne. The name Cokie stuck for the rest of her life. She made a name for herself as a young Capitol Hill reporter for NPR before joining ABC News in 1988.

She became a contributor on "This Week" before co-anchoring the popular news show with Sam Donaldson. They co-anchored the show from 1996 until 2002.

Cokie was also a best-selling author with several New York Times Best Sellers titles to her name.

She was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and named one of the 50 greatest women in the history of broadcasting by the American Women in Radio and Television.

She was so respected ... Cokie was literally named a "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress in 2008. She famously came from a long line of family members embedded in politics -- her father was Congressman and Democratic House majority leader Thomas Boggs, who was also a member of the Warren Commission ... which investigated the JFK assassination.

Cokie's survived by her husband of 53 years, Steven Roberts, and her 2 kids, Lee and Rebecca.

She was 75.

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Lindsie Chrisley I'll Never Forgive My Dad ... But Don't Lock Him Up

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Lindsie Chrisley says she's 100 percent done with her father and has no intention of ever forgiving him ... but she doesn't want him to do hard time for his alleged crimes.

Todd Chrisley's daughter was at LAX Monday night when we asked her for an update on the situation with her family members, who she publicly accused of extorting her with a sex tape.

Lindsie tells us she's had no contact with anyone, but she sent a message to her sister, Savannah -- who's accused her of lying for publicity. It's a thinly-veiled accusation, but Lindsie suggests Savannah might be involved in the alleged sex tape extortion along with her estranged dad and brother Chase.

As for her dad ... Lindsie tells us she'll never forgive him and she's not even considering trying to patch up their relationship, but she clearly still has some feelings for him.

Despite all the bad blood, she says she's not rooting for him to end up in prison. As she said, "He's my dad, so yeah."

But, you really have to see the emotion, or lack thereof, as she said it.

Still, things are pretty ugly in the Chrisley family. As we reported, the feds are looking into the extortion case, in which Lindsie claims Todd and Chase are threatening her with a sex tape in order to get her to lie about the family's alleged tax crimes -- which is a whole other issue.

The other person on the alleged tape -- ex-'Bachelorette' contestant Robby Hayes -- even submitted evidence against Todd and Chase to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

The drama has led Lindsie to hire private security ... because she fears retaliation from her family members.

Dog the Bounty Hunter Did Not Suffer Heart Attack

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Dog the Bounty Hunter did not have a heart attack over the weekend, but he's not in the clear either ... sources connected to Dog tell TMZ.

We're told doctors performed a bunch of tests and say the episode over the weekend that landed Dog in the hospital appears to be stress and blood pressure-related. But, thankfully, we're told doctors are confident it was not a full-blown heart attack.

What's more ... doctors performed an angiogram and it was normal.

Dog's family is worried about him. They say he has had trouble handling the stress associated with Beth's death, a subsequent burglary and various other issues. It's all been exacerbated by high blood pressure, and the chest pains he experienced over the weekend were scary and a cumulative effect of all these events.

The good news ... one source said Dog was released from the hospital late Monday night, and is now resting at home.

Kevin Hart Sex Tape Accuser Said Kevin Was a Victim ... Said She Didn't Want a Cent from Him

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Kevin Hart's sex tape partner who just filed a $60 million lawsuit against him said back when the story first broke ... Kevin, like her, was a victim and she was not going to sue him.

Montia Sabbag stood by attorney Lisa Bloom's side as Bloom stated their case ... that Kevin had no idea their sexual liaison was being secretly filmed in a Las Vegas hotel suite. Bloom also made Sabbag's position clear ... she didn't want a cent from Kevin -- rather she wanted to hunt down the perpetrator and bring him to justice.

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Our sources say a subsequent lawyer for Sabbag -- her third -- recently made a secret financial demand to Kevin ... asking for "low six figures," and Kevin's lawyer rejected it and didn't offer a penny.

TMZ broke the story ... that lawyer who now reps Sabbag has filed a $60 million lawsuit against Hart and J.T. Jackson -- Kevin's former friend who was arrested for and charged with extortion.

So, now Sabbag has turned on Kevin, saying he was in on it so he could get more publicity -- strange, since even back then Kevin was one of the biggest movie stars in the world and the last thing he needed was media attention over cheating.

What's more ... sources with first-hand knowledge tell TMZ, Kevin has been working with the District Attorney for 2 years on the case. It seems odd he'd be so involved if he was secretly one of the perpetrators. As one source put it, "Kevin is working with the D.A. a lot because J.T. f**ked him over."

We're told Kevin, who is recovering from horrific injuries as a result of his car crash, will not pay Sabbag a penny. There will be no settlement.

Surf Legend Sunny Garcia Getting Stronger & Talking

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Good news for Sunny Garcia ... the surf legend is making real progress in his recovery -- even saying a few words -- after nearly dying following a suicide attempt in Oregon back in April.

The 49-year-old, who's battled depression, was hospitalized in the ICU after the incident ... and there were times it didn't look good. Back in July, he underwent surgery after a bout with pneumonia.

Now, the Hawaiian native -- who came up with stars like Kelly Slater and Jamie O'Brien -- is continuing to fight ... and his daughter is reporting the "little triumphs" he's making in his recovery.

"We are taking one day at a time and celebrating each little triumph," Kaila Toetuu said on social media ... "My dad is a warrior and fighting everyday to get better and stronger."

"He has said a few words and is now in therapy daily- physical, speech and occupational."

"My family and I thank you for your continued support for My dad as he continues to heal. It’s going to be a marathon not a sprint but we work every day to make sure he is surrounded with love, laughter and ohana."

Kaila also notes the woman in the photo is her mother, Sunny's first wife.

The family launched a GoFundMe page to help cover costs for Sunny's medical costs and it's already raised over $128,000.

'The Place Beyond The Pines' Buy Eva Mendes' Honda Prelude ... Gosling Sold Separately

One of Eva Mendes' former rides is hitting the market ... and it means you could scoot around in the car Eva was driving when she and Ryan Gosling sparked their romance.

The whip is a rare 1982 Honda Prelude, and you might remember it from the 2012 film, "The Place Beyond The Pines" ... starring Eva, Ryan and Bradley Cooper.

Eva and Ryan logged a bunch of screen time behind the wheel in the flick, and the car just went up for auction on eBay, with the bidding starting at $5,000.

The car's current owner, Leon Ferri, tells us he scooped up the ride about 5 years ago off Craigslist, and he's totally fixed it up. The two-door silver whip has 84,000 miles and a brand new engine, plus a sunroof and a snazzy red interior.

The ride brought Eva and Ryan together in the movie ... and in real life. Eva's said they knew each other before filming, but while onset in 2011 it sounds like that's when things got serious. They've been together ever since and have 2 kids together.

Unfortunately, Ryan doesn't come with the purchase.

Lyfe Jennings Stop Twisting Up My 'Slave' Song ... It's All About Sex!!! Geez

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Lyfe Jennings says Charlamagne tha God and others who are crucifying his new song -- which invokes the word "slave" -- don't have a clue, 'cause it's just naughty sex talk.

We spoke with the R&B singer a few days after Charlamagne and comedian Amanda Seales teamed up on social media to put a spotlight on Lyfe's new tune, entitled "Slave." It's got some seemingly questionable lyrics, which CTG and AS mocked mercilessly.

For the record, Lyfe sings the following ... "Got your ass hoppin' like a frog / Got your legs shakin' like two wet dogs / This ain't the part we fall in love / This is the part we kiss and f**k." Then he explicitly mentions slaves, saying ... "I'm gon' beat it like a slave / So you don't run away / Got the whips and chains / Call me master."

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In Charlamagne and Amanda's defense ... the lyrics are very explicit and references to beating slaves and whips and chains frankly do conjure up images of African slavery.

But, Lyfe's calling BS on that notion because he says they're completely off-base. In Lyfe's eyes, it's all about his intent ... and this was meant to be nothing more than an homage to BDSM, which the music video does make crystal clear.

He even tells us a very popular book-turned-movie inspired this track. We'll give ya 50 guesses.

Lyfe also makes a point about PC/cancel culture -- which he thinks has gotten way out of hand ... and is more like outright bullying now.

Michael Vick Lamar Jackson Plays Like Me 'That's A Dangerous Man!'

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Michael Vick just paid the ultimate compliment to Lamar Jackson ... the NFL legend tells TMZ Sports the Ravens QB reminds him of himself!!!

"I think they're good comparisons man," Vick says. "If anybody looking like me, it's Lamar!!!"

Vick is known as the greatest dual-threat QB in NFL history ... and after Lamar tore up the Dolphins and Cardinals in back-to-back weeks -- we had to ask Mike for his take on LJ.

Vick says he loves that people are comparing Jackson's game to his ... telling us, "That's a dangerous man behind center!!!"

In fact, Vick is so high on what Jackson's been doing to start the 2019 season ... he says he has ZERO advice for him going forward.

"Keep doing what you're doing," Vick says. "Don't change nothing."

By the way, Vick also clapped back at everyone saying Jackson's stats are inflated by playing two sorry teams ... telling us, "You don't go out and throw 5 touchdown passes and call it a fluke."

Mike added, "I'm excited for the guy. He's going to be hard to deal with for a long time."

Guess Who This Blushing Beauty Turned Into!

Before this messy-haired girl would grow up to star in movies alongside big names like Heath Ledger, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Lawrence, Matt Damon and Jennifer Lopez ... she began hustling in showbiz at age 11.

She landed her first film gig in 1996 before becoming a sensation in a 1999 teen flick you definitely don't hate. The role earned her an MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Female Performance.

Two years later ... she'd dance her way to winning a Teen Choice Award.

Over the next 18 years, she'd costar in Oscar-winning movies as well as action franchises and acclaimed TV shows ... and she also appears in this summer's latest blockbuster with a women-led cast.

Can you guess who she is?