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Pete Davidson Addresses Personal Crisis on 'SNL' ... And It's Funny

1/20/2019 6:50 AM PST

Pete Davidson was in good spirits on 'SNL' Saturday night and turned his personal crisis into a pretty funny bit.

During the Weekend Update segment, Pete appeared with John Mulaney and addressed the rough patch he's had, in particular, the alarming suicide threat he made back in December.

Mulaney says he spent a lot of time with Pete trying to get him back on the straight and narrow, and Pete's response will make you laugh, even though the subject is dark.

Social media gave Pete mixed reviews, but judging from last night he seems like he's back in the game.

Pete Davidson Chats Up Poolside Hottie to End 2018 ... Rockin' a New Fade Too

12/29/2018 11:54 AM PST
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Pete Davidson is ending the year on a good note -- he's got a new haircut ... and, possibly, a new girl by his side.

The 'SNL' star was hanging out in Miami Saturday with a mystery girl at the Mandarin Oriental hotel, where eyewitnesses tell us they were chatting over lunch. Hard to tell who this chick is, but one thing's for sure ... Pete seems to be happy in her company.

It's been a rough year for Pete, so it's great to see he's enjoying himself to round out 2018 ... and going wherever the hell his heart desires. 

You'll recall ... he was just in Cleveland last weekend watching Machine Gun Kelly's concert, and had the best seat in the house. He was covered up then, so we couldn't make out his new 'do. Now that we're seeing it in all its glory, we gotta say ... he looks fresh.

As for whether this was another date for Pete -- he recently went out to dinner with a previous mystery girl -- or just chillin' with a friend ... we simply don't know.

There aren't any dead giveaways here to tell us this was romantic, but if it was ... good choice, PD. 

Pete Davidson Watches MGK Show from Way High Up Week After Suicide Scare

12/23/2018 12:40 PM PST

Pete Davidson wanted a bird's-eye view at Machine Gun Kelly's concert Saturday, and he got it ... and then some. 

The 'SNL' star was spotted at MGK's show inside the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University, where he was taking in the scene seated on an elevated stage platform. He was wearing a dark hoodie and seemed to be covering his head ... but rocked out regardless.

You can see one concert goer zoom in on Pete as Kelly performed 'Rap Devil,' and he puts his hands up while seemingly rapping along. "Saturday Night Live" is on break for the holidays and won't be back 'til January ... so Pete had some time on his hands this weekend.

It's great to see him out and enjoying himself -- albeit all by his lonesome up there near the rafters. Pete's outing comes one week after an alarming social media post that appeared to imply he was suicidal ... which set off a wave of support from loved ones.

MGK gave us a bit of a mixed update on his pal earlier last week ... telling us things were weird for Pete and co. during this time. We'd been told he was still in a dark place following the suicide scare, but he now seems to have turned a new leaf for the better.

Good on him.

Dr. Drew To Pete Davidson Stay Away From Ariana Grande ... Your Life Depends on It

12/21/2018 1:00 AM PST
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Pete Davidson's life is on the line and Ariana Grande is putting it at risk by trying to contact him ... so says Dr. Drew.

Drew was in Culver City Thursday and he railed on the trolls who have been attacking Pete, calling them "evil." He says Pete is in a super delicate state after a gut-wrenching breakup with Ariana, and people need to get off his back ... because, at this point, his life depends on it. 

As we reported, Ariana rushed to see Pete at 30 Rock Saturday after he posted apparent suicide threats ... something that was triggered by one of Ariana's posts in which she went after Kanye West, saying "stop weaponizing mental health. everyone." Pete, who suffers from mental health issues, took it in a deeply personal way.  

Bottom line ... Dr. Drew says Pete needs some space to heal.  

Pete Davidson Still In Dark Place Thinks the World is Against Him

12/19/2018 1:00 AM PST
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Pete Davidson thinks the world is against him, and not just internet trolls. He believes even his friends and colleagues don't care if he lives or dies ... even though that's not the case.

Sources close to Pete tell us he's reached out to people in his life and at times lashed out, claiming they were ignoring him and his struggles, and if he did end his life ... they wouldn't care.  

 

Now it's clear what Machine Gun Kelly was saying when he told us it was a really "weird time" for Pete and those around him.  

We're told Pete has reached out to those in his circle, including colleagues asking for help, but at the same time putting up a wall and even accusing them of ignoring his pain.

As we reported, Ariana Grande was so concerned after Pete posted what seemed like a suicide threat over the weekend, she rushed to 30 Rock to offer him comfort, but he turned her away and even had security block her.

Our sources say Pete's friends have expressed their love for him and they're doing whatever they can to offer him support, but it doesn't seem to be working. 

An 'SNL' insider tells us the cast and crew "have been incredibly supportive of Pete."

MGK Weird Times for Pete Davidson ... Post Suicide Scare

12/17/2018 3:25 PM PST
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Machine Gun Kelly didn't give the most reassuring update on his pal, Pete Davidson, after an apparent suicide threat this weekend, saying things are anything but back to normal.

We got MGK Monday in NYC, leaving the Build Series recording studio, where our photog asked for the latest news on the 'SNL' vet after he posted an alarming message Saturday suggesting he was contemplating suicide. Kelly keeps it brief ... things ain't great.

It's definitely not what fans of Pete might wanna hear right now -- but ya gotta respect Kelly's honesty. The good news for Pete ... he's got great friends like MGK around him.

Kelly was quick to respond to Pete's ominous post, saying he was hopping on a plane ASAP to come see him. They reunited after the 'SNL' show, where Pete made an on-camera appearance to introduce Miley Cyrus ... and that was it. We're told he was cut from other sketches because he refused to leave his dressing room during rehearsal. 

Kelly wasn't the only one who rushed to Pete's side on Saturday -- his ex-fiancee, Ariana Grande, was also trying to come to his aid ... but Pete was having none of it. Like we first told you ... he had security keep her at bay after word spread she was coming.

Here's hoping Pete can get back to some sense of normalcy soon. Pulling for ya, bud.

Pete Davidson Refused to See Ariana ... After Apparent Suicide Threat

12/17/2018 7:27 AM PST
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Pete Davidson refused to see Ariana Grande when she rushed to 30 Rock to comfort him over the weekend ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected to Pete and NBC tell us, Pete alerted his security to hold his ex-fiancee at bay when she arrived at the building. We're told Pete knew Ariana was on her way, because she was calling friends after he posted what looked like a suicide note. Ariana told friends she was rushing over to NBC, and they dropped a dime on her and gave Pete the heads-up.

As TMZ reported, Pete's alarming post read, "i really don't want to be on this earth anymore. i'm doing my best to stay here for you but i actually don't know how much longer i can last."

Our sources tell us his defense of Kanye triggered the ominous post. Pete had made fun of Kanye's mental illness last October on 'SNL's' Weekend Update. But recently he jumped to Kanye's defense, and supporters of Ye attacked Pete on social media, calling him a hypocrite.

Pete, who has had struggles himself, was clearly on the ropes. As we reported, he wouldn't come out of his dressing room Saturday during rehearsals, and he was relegated to one line on the show ... introducing Miley Cyrus.  

Pete Davidson Intros Miley on 'SNL' ... Something's Clearly Wrong

12/16/2018 7:11 AM PST
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Pete Davidson was a man of few words on 'SNL' Saturday night ... literally.

Pete introduced Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson, and that was all she wrote. He never appeared before or after on the show.

Check out the vid ... Pete sounds down and troubled, which comes as no surprise ... after he posted a message earlier in the day sounding like he was seriously contemplating suicide. It was so serious, Ariana Grande came running to 30 Rock where Pete was rehearsing.

'SNL' production sources tell TMZ ... there's a reason Pete was hardly on the show ... he didn't show up for dress rehearsal, so he was cut out of some of the sketches.  

We're told he stayed in his dressing room for most of the show, wearing pajamas. And, we're told, at one point during a commercial, Pete smiled and asked a cast member, "Can I just give you a hug?"  We're told the cast member obliged.

After the show, Pete and Machine Gun Kelly were in the same SUV, dropping MGK off at his hotel. MGK said earlier in the day, "im in the plane now on the way to see Pete. gonna make sure he's good, i promise. can't have my boy in the darkness like that."

 Ariana was nowhere to be seen during the live show. 

Pete Davidson Posts Disturbing Message ... 'I Really Don't Want To Be On This Earth Anymore'

12/15/2018 10:44 AM PST
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12:15 PM PT -- TMZ has learned Ariana Grande is at the 30 Rock building to see Pete if possible. She tweeted ... "I’m downstairs and I’m not going anywhere if you need anyone or anything. I know u have everyone u need and that’s not me, but i’m here too."

She also apologized for her "dumb joke" about Kanye and Drake's beef that led to the topic of mental health when Kanye went after her. She said ... "i really didn’t mean any harm. all i want everyone to be healthy and happy. so desperately. please. my god." 

Grande also deleted her previous tweets about "triggering" Kanye and commenting on mental health. 

11:58 AM PT -- Pete has made numerous comments on social media in the past about suicidal thoughts to varying degrees. He has now wiped all of that clean by deleting his Instagram account. Sources close to Pete tell TMZ ... they believe his emotional turmoil has escalated recently and are very worried about him.

11:43 AM PT -- Multiple sources have told us Pete is at 'SNL' rehearsing for tonight's show. It's bizarre, but it seems like he may have posted his ominous note while he was at work or on the way in.

11:25 AM PT -- NYPD tells TMZ ... it received a flurry of calls from fans worried about Pete, so they've sent officers out to find him to do a welfare check.

Machine Gun Kelly tweeted about the situation, saying he's on a plane to see Pete to make sure he's good.

Jon Cryer also just tweeted that he heard Davidson is at 'SNL' and accounted for.

Pete Davidson just shared a troubling and cryptic message ... implying he's having suicidal thoughts.

The 'SNL' star posted the note on Instagram, saying ... "i really don't want to be on this earth anymore. i'm doing my best to stay here for you but i actually don't know how much longer i can last."

It's unclear to whom Pete's directing his words, but he adds ... "all i've ever tried to do was help people. just remember i told you so."

Davidson's message seems to be a cry for help -- just minutes before he posted it he responded to Kanye West going after his ex, Ariana Grande, by commending Ye for speaking about against mental health issues.

He said ... "I can't explain to you enough how difficult and scary it is to be honest about stuff like this."

Just 2 weeks ago, Davidson went off on online trolls for harassing and bullying him, telling them he wouldn't kill himself no matter how hard they tried to get him to. Ariana responded not long afterward, telling her fans to "be gentler" with Pete and others ... saying she cares deeply about him and his health.

As you know, it's been a turbulent year for Pete. He got engaged to Grande and then they split, and he also had to deal with a controversy on 'SNL' for making a joke about a wounded vet.

Speaking of 'SNL' ... there's an all-new episode tonight with host Matt Damon and musical guests Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson. We did some checking, and it doesn't look like Pete was featured in any of the promos this week. It's unclear if he'll show up for work tonight.

Pete's been very open about his mental health issues recently, but it's clear now ... he needs some more help.

Matt Damon No Hard Feelings ... Dining with Ben's Ex-GF

12/12/2018 7:12 AM PST

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are like brothers, so our eyebrows went north when we saw this pic of Matt hanging out with Ben's ex after a bad breakup.

Matt broke bread with Lindsay Shookus Tuesday night for an 'SNL' bash at Lattanzi Restaurant in NYC. You're looking at the 2 of them leaving, and Matt seemed to divert more smoothly than Jason Bourne ever did on screen.

By all accounts, Ben's drinking played a big role in the breakup. TMZ broke the story Ben decided he needed help and went to rehab. He's been out for a while and is now clean and sober. 

Considering Matt is hosting 'SNL' this coming Saturday, it might just be a business thing that Ben and Lindsay were both at the same party -- Lindsay's a producer for the show. Matt, of course, also slayed as Brett Kavanaugh on 'SNL' this year, so they clearly have had interactions on the set. 

Pete Davidson Back in the Saddle ... Date Night with Mystery Woman

12/11/2018 8:42 AM PST
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Put him in, coach -- Pete Davidson's back playing the field after the Ariana Grande breakup, and we gotta say ... dude knows how to class it up for date night.

The 'SNL' vet was spotted having dinner 1-on-1 Monday night at Carbone in NYC, with a lovely lady sitting across from him. You can see in the pic, it was full wine and dine mode.

This is one of the first times we've seen Pete out on the town with a new girl since he and Ariana split in October and called off their engagement. We're told he has been casually dating. It's also certainly a nice change of pace considering how rocky things have been for him since the breakup, privately and publicly.

Just last week, he announced Internet trolls were encouraging him to kill himself ... but vowed he'd never do any such thing. Way to bounce back, Pete.

As they say ... thank u, next. 

Pete Davidson Blasts Online Trolls ... I Won't Kill Myself

12/3/2018 10:02 AM PST

Pete Davidson's frustrations with online trolls have reached peak level ... he's putting them on blast and says no matter how many times they tell him to ... he won't kill himself.

The 'SNL' star says he just couldn't keep quiet any longer about the constant harassment he's been getting since he and Ariana Grande started dating.

He says he's been getting bullied online and in public for the last 9 months but doesn't say in what regard, and clearly it's taken a toll on him.

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His IG post comes a day after we reported Ariana had her Pete-inspired tattoo wiped from her foot. It was replaced with a tattoo that's a tribute to her ex, Mac Miller.

It also comes just days after Ariana apologized to Pete in her "Thank U, Next" music vid ... saying, "Sry I dipped."

As you know ... Ariana and Pete broke their engagement back in October. They had only been dating for a few weeks before he proposed to her. 

Alec Baldwin My Parking Arrest is a Total Joke ... At Least on 'SNL'!!!

12/2/2018 8:21 AM PST

Alec Baldwin must be feeling confident about the outcome of his attempted assault case in NYC ... 'cause he played it for laughs -- while playing President Trump -- on 'SNL.'

The opening skit was about Trump's anger over the Mueller probe and his ex-attorney Michael Cohen flipping. As Alec/Donald put it ... "God, I haven't been this upset since I flipped out over that parking space."

This was Alec's first appearance on the show since he got busted last month for trying to punch a guy who jacked his parking spot. Breaking character to poke fun at the case could be seen as a risky move.

Judges typically don't react well to that sort of thing -- however, the stakes ain't exactly high here. Alec's facing one count of attempted assault in the third degree, and one count of harassment in the second degree -- a misdemeanor and a ticket, basically. 

Why not have some fun with it, right?

'SNL' also paid tribute to late President George H.W. Bush during the Weekend Update segment.   

They pulled out some of Dana Carvey's best impressions of the 41st Prez -- including that memorable moment when they got the real Bush to challenge Carvey.

Read our lips ... it was funny stuff.

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