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Ben & Jerry's Makes Blazing Statement on 4/20 Calls Out White Privilege

4/20/2019 12:53 PM PDT

Ben & Jerry's got blunt on 4/20 by going to battle for the disproportionate amount of minorities getting the shaft when it comes to weed busts.

The famous ice cream company made their thoughts very well known in a 29-second clip calling out white privilege ... straight-up saying it's hard to celebrate 4/20 when so many people of color are still being arrested for pot. Ben & Jerry's thinks that ain't right.

Check out the video ... the company wants to celebrate the holiest of holidays for stoners, but while also making sure legalization doesn't leave people of color behind. It also calls on the judicial system to expunge EVERYBODY'S weed convictions.

BTW ... weed is legal in 33 states but, according to one study, black people in NYC are 8 times more likely to be arrested for weed than whites. Ben & Jerry's says that's NOT cool.

Now that's a company that knows its audience.

Conor McGregor Dominates in Exhibition Boxing Match ... Watch the Signature Strut in Headgear!!!

4/20/2019 11:10 AM PDT

Paging Floyd Mayweather ... Conor McGregor is boxing again!!! 

The UFC superstar competed in an exhibition match late Friday night at his OG gym in Crumlin, Ireland. Sure, Conor's wearing headgear so already you know it's basically a sparring sesh. But, he looked great and, in typical Conor fashion, he showboated throughout the match.

Check out the video ... Conor squares off against amateur Michael McGrane, reportedly an electrician who competes in Dublin. The Irishmen put on a show for the packed crowd with a four-round bout.

McGrane was no match for Conor, obviously ... as the superstar smothered his opponent with jabs while deftly switching stances -- from Orthodox to Southpaw -- throughout the match. He did a great job cutting the ring too.

The match was reportedly a secret ... cause McGrane was listed on the "Good Friday Show" card but his opponent was marked as "A. Another." After the fight ... McGregor mugged for the cameras with fans while showing off his Proper 12 whiskey.

The event helped raise money for the boxing club ... with the money going to help young fighters cover their travel expenses as they set out to compete throughout the year.

As you know ... Floyd says he made a whopping $9 million for his exhibition boxing match in Japan back in January. Guessing Conor only walked away with a good sweat. 

Kodak Black Shows in Toronto, Montreal In Jeopardy After Border Bust

4/20/2019 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kodak Black is staring down the possibility of missing more shows on his tour, because Canadian authorities could bar him from entering the country for a couple of scheduled gigs North of the border.

Kodak's got concerts on deck Monday in Montreal and Tuesday in Toronto, but those shows are now in limbo because of his drug and gun bust at the Canada-U.S. border. 

Sources at the Canada Border Services Agency tell TMZ ... anyone crossing the border into Canada must demonstrate that they meet the requirements to enter or stay in the country, and involvement in criminal activity is grounds to bar someone from entering.

Our sources at the CBSA wouldn't comment on whether or not Kodak would be admitted into Canada for his gigs, telling us everyone's eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis.

However, our law enforcement sources tell us anyone with a serious criminal history or anyone facing serious felony charges will likely have a difficult time entering Canada. We're told it's unlikely Kodak will be allowed into the country for those shows. 

Kodak has some options if he's denied entry, such as requesting a Temporary Resident Permit ... but again, our sources say it's very unlikely Kodak would apply for the permit, because he doesn't meet all its criteria. 

We broke the story ... Kodak was arrested on on weapons and drug charges at the U.S. border in New York after cutting through Canada on his way from Detroit to Boston. Cops say they found weed on Kodak and a gun in the car he was driving. 

It was back in July when G-Eazy was denied entry into the country after his cocaine arrest during a trip to Sweden ... Chris Brown faced the same fate in 2015 because of his criminal past.

Kodak already missed shows in Boston and Connecticut because of the bust, and now it's looking increasingly likely he will miss at least 2 more. 

We reached out to Live Nation for a status update on Kodak's Canadian gigs ... so far, no word back.

Coachella Weed-Friendly Weekend 2 Celebrate 4/20 With Deals on Recreational Marijuana

4/20/2019 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The second weekend of Coachella is gonna be lit, because there are tons of deals for stoners looking to save some green on their greens ... so prepare to smell the weed smoke from miles away!!!

Potheads get to double dip in Coachella Valley today, because the famous music festival falls on April 20 and delivery services and dispensaries outside the festival grounds are rolling out some sweet discounts for anyone planning to roll up some tree.   

Smoking is not technically allowed inside Coachella ... but there are plenty of reasons to take a break and blaze up. 

We did the legwork and found the best promotions, so you don't have to ... because the last thing weed smokers need on 4/20 is another task between puffs. 

Wanna get 2 birds stoned at once? We found a couple dispensaries planning ahead for your munchies, combining food specials with deals on dank. 

Palm Royale Collective in Palm Desert is catering food for its 4/20 bash, and a DJ will be spinning tunes as they give away cash prizes and gift bags. There's a canned food drive going on too, and you get 10% off your purchase if you bring 2 cans. All the canned goods go to a local women's shelter.

Green Cross Pharma in Cathedral City is offering 50% discounts on all buds and accessories starting at noon, and they'll keep you fed and entertained while you shop with tacos and music. The dispensary also has a 20% discount on vape batteries and a 10% discount on all vapes, edibles, topicals and tinctures.

And, check out these 4/20 promotions for those penny-pinching potheads:  

The Leaf El Paseo dispensary in Palm Desert is giving customers 30% off all Flow Kana products and selling $110 ounces of hybrid strains Gelato and Scooby Doo Dog Walker. Prefer your THC another way? Buy a Beboe vape pen and get the second at half price. For edibles, there's a special Big Pete's Treats pack for $42 (regular price, $78). 

Leef Industries delivery service tells us they're slashing prices and selling $30 quarters (7 grams), and anyone who buys an 8th (3.5 grams) gets another for half price. If you spend $50 on buds, you'll get a top shelf pre-roll for a buck!!!

For those big spenders, $75 of ganja gets you a gift bag worth another $75. Hopefully, all that green makes ya lucky, because Leef Industries is raffling off prizes every 3 hours. 

Festival-goers get special discounts from The Micro Buddery ... just use promo code Coachella2019 for your chronic delivery.

Nobody goes to Coachella just for the music ... and this year you can go for the weed!!!

Esteban Loaiza Begins 3-Year Prison Sentence ... In Cocaine Case

4/19/2019 3:35 PM PDT
Breaking News

Wasn't a Good Friday for Esteban Loaiza ...

The ex-MLB star surrendered to authorities in San Diego on Friday to begin his 3-year prison sentence in his cocaine case -- and after his sentence, he's expected to be deported to Mexico. 

As we previously reported, Loaiza -- who made more than $40 MILLION during his 14-year MLB career -- was arrested last year after cops say he was trying to move 44 pounds of cocaine from a house located near a school.

Cops say the coke stash is worth more than $500,000!!! 

The 47-year-old was quiet and stone-faced as he walked into the federal courthouse on Friday -- not saying a word to the waiting media. 

The whole story is insane ... Loaiza was busted by the San Diego County Sheriff's Dept. back in Feb. 2018 during a routine traffic stop. 

Cops say a search of the baseball player's car led to the discovery of a "sophisticated aftermarket compartment used to conceal contraband."

Cops then got a warrant to search a home that Loaiza had been renting since early February -- located "steps away from an area preschool" -- and found roughly 20 kilograms of suspected cocaine.

Loaiza was initially booked into San Diego County Jail for 3 felonies -- Possession of cocaine over 20 kilograms, possession of cocaine for sale, and transportation of cocaine.

He later pled guilty to felony cocaine possession with intent to distribute.

Loaiza, the second-winningest pitcher from Mexico in MLB history, played for 8 different teams in his career -- earning over $43 million.

He last played for the White Sox in 2008 -- the same team he played for when he was an All-Star in 2003 and 2004.

Kourtney Kardashian 40 Going on 20!!! Famous Friends Get Down

4/19/2019 7:24 AM PDT

If Kourtney Kardashian turned 40 you wouldn't know it based on her never-aging looks ... but the big giveaway was her HUGE birthday bash populated by her famous friends.

Kourtney celebrated the big 4-0 Thursday night in L.A. in one of the most epic celebrations ever, or at least this month. Kim, KhloeKris JennerKylie and Kendall were all there ... as was Kanye and TONS of other celebs ... including French Montana, Paris Hilton and Larsa Pippen. Even her ex, Younes Bendjima, was partying it up.

A bunch of Kourtney's friends also shared some of their best memories of her:

No expense was spared for the swanky shindig ... the Don Julio 1942 bottles were flowing as were the inside jokes inscribed on napkins. If you're a huge fan of "Keeping up with the Kardashians," you know what's up. But, here's what takes the cake ... the damn cake itself!!! It's a massive desert showing off Kourtney's very own cakes.

Robin Thicke and Sia sang Kourtney "Happy Birthday" and a great time was had by all.

Keep aging like fine wine, Kourtney.

Cypress Hill Blown Away by Hollywood Star ... More to Celebrate on 420!!!

4/18/2019 2:25 PM PDT

Cypress Hill is living proof that blazing trails, and trees, can lead you to great things ... like your very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The rap group straight outta South Gate, Cali got their star Thursday on Hollywood Blvd., and the guys tell us they were "blown away" by the honor. Sen Dog says it's something none of them ever expected.

B-Real got even more reflective, talking about how far they've come since they were young men coming up in the biz together. He also got real about the obstacles they've faced over the years due to their unabashed love for cannabis.

Cypress Hill's scheduled to perform at a 4/20 event up in Vancouver Saturday, but there's now pushback from organizers who think a big concert is taking things too far.

The hip-hop legends admit there's an abundance of 4/20 celebrating going on these days, but they're all for it ... and still have every intention of lighting up Vancouver.

Christopher McDonald Sentenced in DUI Case ... Steers Clear of Jail

4/16/2019 1:33 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Happy Gilmore" star Christopher McDonald just got the equivalent of a penalty stroke in his DUI case ... TMZ has learned.

According to court records ... the actor pled guilty to driving with a blood-alcohol level of .08 or higher stemming from his October 2017 arrest near Lake Arrowhead, CA. He was sentenced to 35 hours of community service, 3-year summary probation, and an alcohol education program which he already completed ... and a day in jail.

The good news -- he got credit for time served in a jail cell following his arrest ... so he doesn't have to spend any additional time behind bars. His other misdemeanor DUI charge was dropped.

We broke the story ... Christopher, best known as Shooter McGavin, got busted after driving his Porsche off the highway, taking out a gas meter and crashing into an embankment.

He then posed for this disheveled mug shot, which could be explained by the fact he was seen chugging beer at an Oktoberfest earlier in the day.

McDonald was also arrested for DWI in 2013 in North Carolina.

Wendy Williams Let's Talk Divorce Brings it Up on Her Show

4/15/2019 10:51 AM PDT

For the first time, Wendy Williams talked about her divorce on her show, revealing what she's got cooking for post-breakup life  ... and it's gonna be tons of QT time with her son.

On Monday's episode Wendy made her a clear reference to the fact she's filed to divorce Kevin Hunter. She talked about a new life that'll heavily revolve around her son, Kevin Jr. The crowd also went wild when she announced she's just a few days away from moving out of a sober house.

Check out the clip ... Wendy stopped short of using her estranged husband's name -- remember, he's an executive producer on the show -- but made it clear she's in moving on mode.

As we reported ... Wendy called it quits with Kevin after almost 22 years of marriage amid tons of cheating rumors. 

Daz Dillinger Strikes Plea Deal ... Gets ZERO Jail

4/15/2019 8:48 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Daz Dillinger can breathe easier now -- he's not going to jail for having weed after striking a sweet plea deal.

According to docs obtained by TMZ ... Daz pled guilty to a single count of possession of more than an ounce of marijuana and, as a result, will get 3 years probation and have to cough up a thousand bucks in fines. But, that's it ... no jail for the Dogg Pound rapper, who originally faced much more serious charges in Georgia.

As we first reported ... Dillinger faced up to 25 years in prison after he was indicted on 2 felony drug charges for the marijuana bust that went down back in September at his Powder Springs home -- about 20 miles outside Atlanta.

Fast forward to now ... and one of the two charges was dismissed due to insufficient evidence.

So ... case closed.

Jim Jones Dodges Jail Time ... In Gun & Drug Case

4/13/2019 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Rapper Jim Jones was able to duck jail time in his gun and drug case out in Georgia -- in fact, he was almost able to skate entirely by copping a plea.

According to court docs out of Coweta County, GA -- where Jim was facing 5 felony counts and a misdemeanor from his June 2018 arrest -- Jim was sentenced to 2 years probation and a $1,500 fine, plus minor court costs. 

We're told 3 of the 6 charges were dropped, including a felony drug charge and 2 felony counts of possession of a firearm. The other 3 charges will go away if he stays out of trouble while on probation -- all part of a plea deal.

According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Jim has to stay off booze and drugs for the next couple years and report to his probation officer in GA to get the remaining 3 charges dropped from his record. All things considered, he should count himself lucky.

TMZ broke the story ... Jim and 3 other guys he was riding in a car with were arrested in June after their vehicle led cops on a police chase. Officers say they found weed, oxycodone, Percocet, vape cartridges and 2 loaded pistols inside. 

When no one copped to possessing any of the items, cops arrested everyone. Jim was officially charged a few months later ... and was facing decades behind bars.

Talk about flying high. 

Clark Gable's Grandson Accidentally OD'd On Fentanyl & Oxycodone

4/12/2019 10:11 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Clark Gable's grandson, Clark Gable III, died from an accidental overdose on the same drug that killed Prince ... and several others.

According to the autopsy report from Dallas County, the medical examiner determined Gable's overdose was the combined effects of fentanyl, oxycodone and alprazolam ... generic Xanax.

His time of death is listed as 9:11 AM on February 22. The medical examiner also found Gable had a history of abusing weed, alcohol and Xanax. As we reported ... the legendary actor's grandson was found unresponsive in his bed by his fiance. 

Gable -- best known as the host of the reality show, "Cheaters," in seasons 13 and 14 -- was filming in Dallas when he died and the family said he had no prior health conditions.

Sources on the set tell TMZ ... crew members worried about his drug use and brought it up to the creator of "Cheaters", Bobby Goldstein, who tells TMZ he never saw Clark use drugs.

What's more ... Goldstein tells us he confronted Gable about the concerns and Goldstein says Gable told him there was nothing to worry about.

Fentanyl is one of the deadliest contributors to the Opioid epidemic. As we've reported, it also contributed to the deaths of Prince, Mac Miller and Lil Peep.

NFL Fan Suing L.A. Rams ... After Beatdown At Game

4/11/2019 11:51 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

You're looking at the NFL fan who's suing the L.A. Rams -- claiming he was brutally attacked by a drunk fan during a 2018 game at the Coliseum in an attack that SHOULD have been prevented. 

The man is Peter Bergin -- who claims he was at the Rams-Vikings game on Sept. 27 when a drunk fan approached him and his girlfriend at a concession stand line and started causing problems. 

Bergin alleges the wasted guy tried to punch another fan ... and when he stepped in to take the shot for her -- he suffered a broken nose and dislocated knee in the process.

Bergin says the attack was so violent, another person was knocked down in the melee and she slammed her head on the concrete floor. 

Now, Bergin is suing the Rams ... saying the organization failed to provide enough security at the stadium to prevent these kinds of incidents.

Bergin's attorney, Barry Novack, tells us they believe the attacker was overserved alcohol, which "caused him to be a danger to those around him."

Bergin also claims the Rams failed to provide him with medical help immediately after the assault.

In his suit, Bergin is demanding unspecified damages claiming he's suffered permanent injuries which have hurt his ability to earn a living. 

We've reached out to the Rams for comment ... so far, no word back yet.

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