Andy Dick Distraught After Man Shoots Himself ... Inside his Art Studio

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Andy Dick was inconsolable, and understandably so, after a man walked into his art studio and shot himself in the head.

The tragic incident went down Monday around midnight inside Andy's downtown L.A. art gallery ... which opened late last year. Witnesses say the man had been waving a gun around before heading inside, where Andy and someone else was working.

Once inside, the man fired the shot. Witnesses say it appeared to be an accident.

It's unclear if Andy witnessed the shooting, but he was visibly shaken as LAPD and paramedics responded to the scene. The victim was transported to a hospital, and according to one source, he's currently on life support.

The video shows a traumatized Andy explaining to police what he'd seen.

We've reached out to Andy, but so far no word back.

Justin Bieber Movin' and Groovin' with Quavo ... Music Vid on The Way!!!

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Justin Bieber is singing, smiling and dancing again ... putting in the work for another new music video with his buddy and Migos rapper Quavo.

Biebs was spotted in L.A. Friday outside of a daycare facility, he also had a photo and video crew in tow. It's unclear if the visit was planned or a surprise ... but Justin had a bunch of people join him on the steps in front of the cameras.

It's hard to tell exactly what's playing on speakers set up around the crew, but there's definitely music and we're told it's a new single for the Beliebers.

Rapper Quavo from Migos was also there -- the two have collabed before -- so it makes sense the pair have another single on the way.

Justin has already released one single this year titled "Yummy" ... but he's got some big months ahead. He's got a documentary, tour and new album on the way ... and this new video could very well be a preview of what's to come.

Meghan Markle Battle for Baby Archie's Privacy Influenced Megxit

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Meghan Markle grew increasingly fed up with the media and the Palace as she fought for privacy for her son, Archie ... and this is one of several reasons she and Prince Harry decided to bail on the royals.

Sources close to the Duchess of Sussex tell TMZ ... she obviously knew she'd be world-famous when she married Harry, but underestimated how little control she'd have over the day-to-day media coverage ... and how much scrutiny she'd get for everything.

Things really began to sour, we're told, when baby Archie was born. The Duke and Duchess tried to be very private with him ... which irked the UK press.

Wild Elephant Freely Roams Hotel Master Suite, Please!!!

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There's no ignoring this elephant in the room, especially because he's taking over multiple rooms ... in a hotel!!!

Ya gotta see this unbelievable video of a wild elephant roaming around the Jetwing Yala hotel in Sri Lanka. As you can imagine, it gets a wide berth upon entering the joint ... no one's rushing him at the check-in line. Yes, he packed his own trunk ... and as you can see, used it to poke around the place.

Best of all, the full-grown Asian bull elephant, -- named Natta Kota by locals -- is a repeat customer!!! The hotel says he's been wandering in from time to time since 2013, spending days napping in the shade and stomping through the resort's walkways.

The pachyderm used to be a seasonal visitor, according to the hotel, stealing fruit from vehicles and grub from the kitchen -- but now he's got a permanent residence at Jetwing and he's left in peace.

No word if he's racking up rewards points, but he's definitely a bull (elephant) in a china shop. Someone's gotta pay for that lamp!!!

Space X Spectacular Space Flight!!! ... To Test Astronaut-Worthy Rocket

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SpaceX had a great day Sunday ... its Crew Dragon spacecraft performed flawlessly in a maneuver critical to manned space flight.

The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off at Kennedy Space Center in Florida at around 10:30 AM ET.  The point of the unmanned mission ... to test the in-flight abort system. 84 seconds into the flight, when the spacecraft is 60,000 feet above mother Earth, the mission gets scrubbed and the rocket separates from the crew capsule, propelling it at warp speed away from the rocket.

It worked flawlessly, and it was a beautiful sight.

The crew capsule came down in about 10 minutes, parachuting safely to Earth so the folks at SpaceX in Hawthorne can study the data.

Elon Musk and co. are expected to send an astronaut into space sometime this year.

San Francisco Giants Hire First Full-Time Female Coach ... In MLB History

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The San Francisco Giants just made a groundbreaking addition to their coaching staff -- the organization just hired the first full-time female coach in MLB history!!!

Alyssa Nakken -- who worked with the Giants' health and wellness initiatives and events the past 2 years -- was a superstar for the Sacramento State softball team from 2009-12.

The 29-year-old was a 4-time All-Pacific Coast Softball Conference selection and was first-team all-league in 2012.

Giants manager Gabe Kapler introduced Nakken and fellow assistant coach Mark Hallberg on Thursday ... saying, "Alyssa and Mark are highly respected members of the organization and I'm delighted that they will now focus their talents on helping to build a winning culture in the clubhouse."

"In every organization, environment affects performance, and baseball clubhouses are no different. That's why in addition to assisting the rest of the coaching staff on the field, Mark and Alyssa will focus on fostering a clubhouse culture that promotes high performance through, among other attributes, a deep sense of collaboration and team."

It's becoming more common for female coaches to join male pro leagues in recent years ... Jen Welter became the first female coach in the NFL in 2015 and Becky Hammon became the first full-time assistant coach in the NBA in 2014.

Manny Pacquiao Please Help Taal Volcano Victims ... I'll Double Donations!!!

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Manny Pacquiao is heartbroken over the devastation the Taal Volcano is causing in the Philippines ... and now he's begging for help, saying he'll double anyone's donations to relief efforts.

The small volcano -- located less than 100 miles south of Manila -- began erupting over the weekend ... and it's ravaged the region -- forcing tens of thousands out of their homes.

And, according to reports, there's still concern a massive, hazardous, explosive eruption could happen.

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Pacquiao -- who was born in the Philippines and currently sits as the country's senator -- is trying his best to help in relief efforts ... donating food, items and money -- but he's asking for much more.

"Whatever we raise," Pacquiao said in a video message Thursday, "all the donations, whatever it costs, I will double that so we can help more people."

Pacquiao says the disaster hits very close to home for him ... not just because he grew up in the region -- but because he went through homelessness and poverty as a youngster as well.

"I've experienced not having anything to eat and not having a place to sleep," Pacquiao said. "These people need our help."

Per the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the volcano showed signs of "generally weaker" activity Wednesday ... but the threat of earthquakes and a possible explosion still remains high.

Justin Bieber 'Reckless Love' in Church

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Justin Bieber's hit the stage earlier than expected ... but instead of singing his biggest hits he went full Kanye.

The Biebs hit up Churchome Wednesday night in Beverly Hills ... where part of his worship included grabbing a mic and singing heartfelt gospel.

Justin sang a few tracks, including "Reckless Love," "Good Good Father" and "Sinking Deep." Some of the lyrics -- "Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God. Oh, it chases me down, fights 'til I'm found ... I couldn't earn it, and I don't deserve it, still. You give yourself away. Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God."

South Beach Shooting Suspect Stabs Officer ... Cops Open Fire, Fatally

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Cops on Miami's South Beach say they shot and killed a man ... after he stabbed one of their own -- and this video shows the entire deadly drama unfold.

TMZ obtained the video showing 5 officers slowly surrounding the man on Ocean Drive near the famous Clevelander South Beach Hotel. Cops say they were responding to a call for service, around 9 PM, related to the man. In the video, it appears one officer behind the man was first to open fire with a taser.

Once the suspect was down, the other 4 officers rushed in to apprehend him -- and it appears that's when he stabbed one of them.

Seconds after the 4 officers surrounded him ... they suddenly jumped back and 2 of them fired their handguns dozens of times. You can also see them dragging one officer back from the scene.

Police say the officer was stabbed multiple times and had to have surgery. The suspect was also transported to a hospital but died from his injuries early Sunday morning.

Cops say the injured officer is stable in ICU. They have not released the deceased suspect's name yet.

Joaquin Phoenix Detained at Jane Fonda's D.C. Protest

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12:30 PM PT -- We spoke with Jane after the protest about climate change and the recent convo Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had with our guy about her fears of bringing a baby into a world of global warming ... Jane had an interesting take.

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10:22 AM PT -- Joaquin and Martin Sheen were just detained along with a bunch of others at the protest.

Jane Fonda's star power knows no limits ... TONS of huge celebs, including Joaquin Phoenix, are risking arrest to help her protest in the Nation's capital.

Jane's call for fast action on a Green New Deal in Washington, D.C. has become a weekly Friday scene, and this week she's got Phoenix, Martin Sheen and Maggie Gyllenhaal, as well.

All protesters were just warned by cops that arrests are imminent if they don't cooperate and disperse. Friday's crowd is among the largest we've seen since Jane started the Fire Drill Friday protests. Joaquin, for his part, urged others to follow his steps and go vegan to help the environment.

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This week, the environmental protesters are calling for an end to all new fossil fuel exploration/extraction and the immediate stop to taxpayer subsidies to oil companies.

Queen Elizabeth II Stifled Road Rage ... First Sighting Since Harry & Meghan Shakeup

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Queen Elizabeth has a lot on her mind after her grandson Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to bail on the Royal Family ... and the stress is written all over her face.

Her Majesty was spotted driving her Land Rover down some country roads Friday, away from Sandringham in Norfolk, to head to a photo shoot in a field ... and she doesn't look too happy about the current state of affairs.

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As we reported ... the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made the shocking call this week to step down from their senior duties and split their time between Canada, and it has the Royal Fam in crisis mode.

Prince Charles and William have reportedly ordered their teams to find a "workable solution" to the situation with Harry and Meghan, but unless something changes ... the couple will be living in North America soon and supporting their Queen from afar. The question -- will the Queen play ball with part-timers? And, there's evidence she will not.

The backlash from their decision has already begun -- their wax figures got yanked from the Royal Family display at Madame Tussauds in London.

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The shocking news has also had a ripple effect ... on Oprah. She's had to come out and denied reports she advised Harry and Meghan to break free from the Royals and head to North America.

She says the couple doesn't need her help figuring out what's best for them ... but adds that she cares about them and supports their decisions. Oprah famously attended their wedding in May 2018.

Carlos Correa Forced To Flee Puerto Rico Home ... After 6.4 Earthquake

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Scary moment for Carlos Correa ... the Astros star says he was forced to run for his life in Puerto Rico after a 6.4 earthquake kickstarted a tsunami warning near his home Tuesday.

"We're getting in our cars and driving out because we live by the beach," Carlos said. "It was terrible."

Carlos was visiting his hometown when the giant quake rocked the island ... and in a conversation with FOX 26 Houston's Mark Berman, he described the frightening scene.

"By the time you realize it's an earthquake, you got to make a decision but you're not sure if it's the right one," Correa said ... "A lot of families lost everything."

The shortstop continued, "A lot of houses went down. A lot of schools went down. It was really sad to drive by & see the damage. It breaks my heart."

According to multiple reports ... the quake was the strongest in Puerto Rico since 1918 -- and left more than 300 people homeless.

Correa -- who made it out of the island safe and back to his home in Houston -- vowed to return to Puerto Rico to help with damage relief.

"We're going to focus on schools," Carlos said. "Kids, unfortunately, they're not going to be able to go to school because they don't have a school to go to."

"Education is real important to me and our foundation. We want to be able to help rebuild those schools as fast as possible."

Screen Actors Guild L.A. & NYC Headquarters On Alert After Iran-Related Threat

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4:06 PM PT -- LAPD has completed its sweep of the SAG building and found no explosives.

The Screen Actors Guild buildings in L.A. and NY are on high alert after phone threats, one of which was related to President Trump and U.S. tensions with Iran.

Law enforcement sources in NY tells TMZ ... someone called SAG's office in Manhattan just after noon PT and threatened an attack, saying something to the effect of ... "I'm going to blow up the L.A. and NY SAG Offices."

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We're told the phoned threat on the West Coast was less specific, though still plenty terrifying. In L.A., the caller said he was unhappy with POTUS and the situation with Iran ... according to a law enforcement source -- a clear reference to the drone attack that killed Iran's Gen. Soleimani.

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We're told SAG-L.A. deemed the threat credible, immediately evacuated, and got cops involved. SAG HQ in NY did not evacuate, but NYPD responded and took a report for aggravated harassment.

In L.A., the bomb squad is on the scene, conducting a sweep of the building.

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U.S. Drone Strike Iran Hits Back w/ Hack & Threats ... Thousands Mourn in Ahvaz

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12:09 PM PT -- According to reports, the U.S. embassy in Baghdad -- where Soleimani was killed -- has been hit in a rocket attack. It's said to have been the second such attack in days. No word yet on any American casualties, but civilian casualties have been reported in the area.

Iran has already given a taste of its promised retaliation against the U.S. for killing one of its top military generals -- and it seems more and more threats are pouring in by the day.

For starters, a U.S. government website for the Federal Depository Library Program appeared to have been hacked Saturday by folks claiming to be working on behalf of Iran. They posted a photo-shopped pic of Trump getting punched by an Iranian fist, leaving him bloodied.

The hackers also left an ominous message on the page ... "Hacked By Iran Cyber Security Group HackerS ... This is only a small part of Iran's cyber ability! We're always ready."

Pam Grier No Stage-4 Cancer Here!!! Despite Social Media Rumor

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Pam Grier is a cancer survivor, but isn't in the middle of another battle, despite some recent rumors online.

Posts on social media began to surface this week saying that Pam was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and in a fight for her life. A rep for Pam tells us the rumors are bogus ... she's as healthy as ever.

Pam's rep says Grier will be headed to work tomorrow on season 3 of her ABC show, "Bless This Mess." Pam puts in 8-10 hour days when she's working.

Grier was diagnosed with stage-4 cervical cancer in 1988 and given just 18 months to live. Through tough treatment, she made a recovery and has been in remission ever since.

Pam has had a career in Hollywood that dates back to the 70s, starring in films like "Jackie Brown" and in shows like "Linc's."

Grier will turn 71 this year and has no signs of slowing down.

DaBaby Arrested in Robbery Case ... Victim Doused with Apple Juice

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11:23 AM PT -- 1/3 -- DaBaby appeared in court Friday and is being held without bond because he also has an active warrant in Texas. We're told DaBaby's legal team is talking to Texas officials to see if they can work out something to release him.

And, get this ... DaBaby says he's got $250,000 stashed in his Miami hotel, and needs his lawyer to go and get the cash because he's been ordered to stay away from the property.

9:24 AM PT -- 1/3 -- According to the police report -- obtained by TMZ -- DaBaby has a warrant out of Dallas for organized criminal activity. We're told that warrant stems from a fight DaBaby was in last month at The Dallas/Fort Worth Airport when the rapper and a friend attacked an employee working a food stand. We obtained a video from the incident showing the final moments of the fight.

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6:56 AM PT -- 1/3 -- DaBaby allegedly robbed the victim of $80, a credit card, and then doused him with apple juice ... according to the police report, obtained by TMZ. The rapper also allegedly took the victim's iPhone 7. As we reported, the dispute occurred after DaBaby felt the victim -- a concert promoter -- had shorted him.

According to the police report, the promoter handed DaBaby $20k but DaBaby said he was owed $30k for a concert he was supposed to perform on Thursday. According to the police report, a second victim was punched in the face.

10:29 PM PT -- DaBaby has been arrested for battery in connection to the robbery investigation. His bond has been set at $1,500.

8:00 PM PT -- Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ, the victim in the alleged robbery is a concert promoter. We're told he was meeting up with DaBaby and his crew to pay for a gig, and the rapper believed the promoter shorted him by several thousand dollars. As one source put it, "Things just went out of control."

DaBaby got hauled away in handcuffs, and it's because cops want to hear what he has to say about a robbery ... TMZ has learned.

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The rapper's been taken to police headquarters in Miami for questioning by detectives regarding a robbery Thursday around 12:30 PM. Seven cop cars were on hand when DaBaby was cuffed.

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Check out the video of the alleged robbery. You see some guys -- we're told they are members of DaBaby's crew -- jumping a man and apparently taking his money and possibly some other property as well.