Kim Kardashian Big Birthday in the Big Apple ... North Turns 11 in NYC!!!

Kim Kardashian knows how to throw a birthday party ... treating her daughter North and her friends to a day out in New York City -- with LaLa Anthony by her side!

The reality television star hit the NYC streets Saturday with the whole birthday crew in tow ... clad in a sporty mom get-up -- an athletic look ready to take on the concrete jungle. LaLa's right there too, rocking a crop top and tossing an arm around North's shoulder.

Speaking of North ... she turned 11 on Saturday and is sporting a commemorative t-shirt to mark the occasion with a pair of bright pink "I Heart NY" pajama pants -- a matching outfit it looks like all the birthday attendees have on.

RIHANNA ROCKS NATURAL CROPPED LOCKS ... Modelin' Fenty Hair Care?!?

Rihanna was spotted in the Big Apple rocking her natural hair -- this just a week after announcing her new hair care line ... and it's possible the two things may be aligned.

The billionaire beauty mogul was spotted rockin' her own curls Sunday -- ditching her extensions and wigs to flaunt her short, blonde-dyed locks in all their curly glory while out and about.

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RiRi has sported short hair looks before ... but going completely au naturel with her hair is a bit of a rarity. But, as you can see, it totally suits her and only further cements her beauty icon status.

Selma Blair Brings Date To Tribeca Film Festival ... A Real Animal!!!

Selma Blair grabbed the spotlight at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC with her choice for a date -- her English red fox Labrador that she led around on a leash.

That's right ... Selma hit the red carpet with her cute-as-a-button service dog named Scout at Wednesday night's movie premiere of "Diane Von Furstenberg: Woman In Charge."

Of course, the pooch plays a big role in the actress' daily life, assisting her with her disability while the two go everywhere together.

NYC Councilman Erik Bottcher Diddy Losing Key to the City a 'No-Brainer'

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NYC Councilman Erik Bottcher is taking a far more direct stance than Mayor Eric Adams regarding Diddy's key to the city -- he wants to yank the honor, and stat.

Erik jumped on "TMZ Live" Wednesday, and said taking away the honor is a "no-brainer" in the wake of the Cassie beatdown video. EB says Diddy has no right to be in the company of Nelson Mandela ... the Nobel Peace Prize recipient who received a key back in 1990.

The Councilman says, "It would be bad enough if it was just the video, but [Diddy] put out a statement before accusing these women of lying, accusing them of looking for a payday. So, it's despicable and consequences need to follow."

Steve Buscemi Casually Strolling On NYC Street ... Before Sucker Punch

Steve Buscemi was captured on video casually walking on the street moments before he was randomly sucker punched by a hulking assailant in NYC.

On Monday, CBS News published footage of the actor strolling down Third Avenue in Manhattan last Wednesday as he was fidgeting with his cell phone.

Suddenly, Buscemi peered up at a passerby and seemingly said something to the woman. Then he proceeded across the street, where -- off-camera -- he was punched in the head by his attacker for no apparent reason.

Rihanna & A$AP Rocky Don't It Always Seem to Go ... Taxi Ride on Mother's Day!!!

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky were feeling nostalgic in the Big Apple this weekend for Mother's Day -- hitting the town looking damn good ... and then getting into this oldie-but-goodie.

The couple went out Sunday night in NYC for what looks to have been a parents-only date night ... and aside from the fashion statement they were making while stepping out -- par for the course, really -- they also made a splash with their sweet ride ... an old-school taxi.

Take a look ... RiRi and Rocky boarded a big yellow cab that looks like it's out of the 1970s -- with the checkered bordering and everything. It's like Bob De Niro was picking them up!

Alec Baldwin Harassed By Anti-Israel Agitator ... Smacks Away Cell Phone

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Alec Baldwin got into a dust-up with an anti-Israel protester in NYC ... smacking away her cell phone after he was provoked by her.

The actor was talking on his mobile phone inside a Manhattan coffee shop when a pro-Palestine agitator started video recording him with her own phone while clearly trying to get his goat.

Check out the footage posted to X Monday night ... the woman starts needling Alec about his upcoming trial for involuntary manslaughter after he was charged in the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the "Rust" film set.

Melissa McCarthy Lay Off My Friend Meghan ... Smart, Interesting Women Threaten People

Melissa McCarthy's defending her royal homie ... calling out trolls who hate on Meghan Markle -- and saying it's 'cause people feel threatened by successful women.

The actress spoke with Page Six earlier this week in a new video posted Sunday ... and, she stood up for her pal -- saying she gets so much hate for seemingly no reason.

McCarthy then adds she feels intelligent women who have lives are consistently torn down 'cause people find them threatening ... which she says is totally the case with MM.

Juicio de Donald Trump Hombre se prende fuego... Afuera del tribunal

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12:26 PM PT -- Las autoridades han identificado al hombre que se prendió fuego afuera de un tribunal en Nueva York. Se trata de Maxwell Azzarello y dicen que llegó a la ciudad en algún momento de la semana pasada. Dicen que entró al parque, lanzó panfletos en el suelo y luego se roció con algún tipo de sustancia.

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Después se prendió fuego y ahora se encuentra en una unidad de quemados en estado crítico. Los bomberos dicen que su familia ni siquiera sabía que estaba en Nueva York. Al parecer, el hombre vino de Florida.

Un hombre se prendió fuego al frente del tribunal donde se está llevando a cabo el juicio penal en contra del ex presidente Donald Trump y las imágenes son impactantes.

Donald Trump Trial Man Sets Himself on Fire ... ID'd, Alive & Critical

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12:26 PM PT -- Authorities have identified the man who set himself on fire as Maxwell Azzarello -- and they say he arrived in New York at some point over the past week. They say he walked into the park, threw pamphlets onto the ground and then doused himself in some kind of substance.

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He then lit himself on fire, and is now at a burn unit in critical condition. Fire officials say his family was unaware he was even in New York -- apparently, the guy came from Florida.

A man set himself on fire in front of the courthouse where former President Donald Trump's hush money criminal trial is currently underway ... and the footage is shocking.

SURI CRUISE MILESTONE 18TH BDAY IN RAINY NYC ... Dad Tom on London Set

Suri Cruise is celebrating adulthood -- let that sink in -- as she rings in her 18th birthday in NYC by taking a rainy day stroll with a friend.

Despite the dreary weather, Suri didn't let a little rain wash out her big day ... she happily chatted away with her pal while under the shelter of her pink umbrella.

Suri had a gift bag in hand during her walk around town, suggesting the celebrations were already underway. It remains to be seen if there will be any larger festivities later -- she leads a pretty low-key lifestyle -- but ya gotta figure her mom Katie Holmes has something planned for such a big birthday.

Suri Cruise Celebra sus 18 años en Nueva York ... Tom en el set en Londres

Suri Cruise está celebrando su entrada a la vida adulta, incluso con un poco de lluvia, pues la chica celebró sus 18 años paseando por Nueva York con una amiga.

A pesar de lo lúgubre que estaba el tiempo, Suri no dejó que una llovizna arruinara su gran día. Se veía contenta conversando con su amiga mientras caminaban bajo su paraguas rosa.

Suri llevaba una bolsa de regalos en la mano mientras paseaba por la ciudad, lo que sugiere que las celebraciones ya estaban en marcha. Queda por ver si habrá alguna fiesta más grande más tarde. Ella lleva un estilo de vida bastante discreto, pero se tienen que imaginar que su madre Katie Holmes tiene algo planeado para un cumpleaños tan importante.

Billy Joel 100th Show Cut Short ... We Need Our Local News!!!

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11:22 AM PT -- A rep for CBS tells TMZ ... "A network programming timing error ended last night's Billy Joel special approximately two minutes early in the Eastern and Central Time Zones. We apologize to Mr. Joel, his fans, our affiliated stations, and our audience whose viewing experience was interrupted during the last song."

They add, "Due to the overwhelming demand from his legion of fans, BILLY JOEL: THE 100TH – LIVE AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN will be rebroadcast in its entirety on CBS on April 19th at 9:00PM ET/PT."

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Billy Joel and his fans got screwed during CBS' broadcast of his iconic 100th concert -- 'cause it started late, and got cut off early ... something that seriously pissed off viewers.

J. Cole Shows Face at Bas Show in NYC ... After Kendrick Apology

J. Cole squashed all assumptions his Kendrick Lamar apology broke his spirit for good last night in NYC -- 'cause he made a surprise guest appearance at his artist's concert.

Dreamville rapper Bas' current tour wrapped last night in NYC -- and fans were treated to a pop-in appearance from Cole himself ... which seems to have taken everyone aback, even Bas ... who said he had no clue JC was gonna be there.

Anyway ... it's interesting to see Cole surface so soon after his public apology to K. Dot.

Bas picked an eager fan to get onstage to rap Cole's verse from their 2013 collab "Lit" ... the fan was killing it word-for-word when Cole hopped on the Irving Plaza stage.

Cole congratulated the fan and stuck around with Bas to perform their latest duet "H.Y.B." ... the track features several TMZ shout-outs and is featured on Cole's controversial new project "Might Delete Later" ... a big reason fans didn't expect Cole to be there in the first place.

His "7 Minute Drill" diss to Kendrick still remains on streaming services as of now but his apology during the Dreamville Fest is still a big part of the rap chit-chats.

Bas stood on ten toes for Cole while others appeared to stand on shaky ground -- don't count him out until you hear from his own mouth!!!

Don Lemon Marries Longtime Boyfriend Tim Malone

Don Lemon finally got hitched to his longtime fiancé, Tim Malone, Saturday night ... and a bevy of TV and other stars came out to see the fancy ceremony in NYC.

The former CNN host married Tim at Manhattan's Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church five years after Don first announced their engagement on Instagram.

The two looked spiffy dressed in their suits and bow ties with velvet jackets. They also brought along their two cute white pooches to watch them exchange their vows.

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Leaves New Yorkers in Times Square Unfazed!!!

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It takes quite a bit to rattle residents of New York City -- so much so, in fact, that not even a 4.8-magnitude earthquake can make them break their stride.

Check out this wild footage that shows people in Times Square Friday not being fazed at all by the massive quake that hit the area. As you can see, barely anybody reacts as the tremor hits the Big Apple Friday morning.

It's totally business as usual, despite the noticeable rattling ... with sightseers snapping selfies, etc. Traffic is barely even impacted ... as cars are seen whizzing by Times Square with no issue. The shaking reportedly only lasted about 20 to 30 seconds.

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