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Ed Sheeran Sings 'Vincent' w/ Don McLean ... Pehaps You'll Listen Now?

8/20/2018 10:40 AM PDT
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Question: What's black and white and red all over?

Answer: Ed Sheeran and Don McLean performing 'Vincent' together. And it's beautiful. 

The two got together to perform the song as part of a fundraiser in the Pacific Palisades for UCLA Health and Teen Cancer America ... but before they hit the stage, they got together for a private rehearsal. 

Sheeran brought the guitar -- and his finest red cargo shorts -- and strummed away while he and Don took turns with the verses. 

72-year-old McLean was clearly impressed with his 27-year-old duet partner -- saying, "Ed is a quick study...turned out great"

By the way, 'Vincent' came out in 1971 -- 20 years before Ed was born! 

Billy Bush I'll Pay Spousal Support ... But, I Want Joint Custody!!

8/20/2018 10:31 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Billy Bush is willing to fork over spousal support, but he wants his estranged wife to budge when it comes to custody of their 2 minor kids.

In new legal docs obtained by TMZ ... Billy says he wants joint physical and legal custody of their 13 and 17-year-old daughters. Billy's estranged wife, Sydney Davis, had wanted joint legal and primary physical custody, so it seems a battle may be brewing on that front.

As far as spousal support, Sydney requested it and Billy didn't fight it.

TMZ broke the story ... Sydney filed legal docs to end the marriage last month, citing irreconcilable differences. 

They separated last September ... about a year after the infamous "Access Hollywood" bus audio was released. You know by now he was fired from his job at "Today" shortly after the audio became public. He scored millions in a settlement.

Lisa Marie Presley Scores Huge Win vs. Estranged Hubby ... No Spousal Support for You!!!

8/20/2018 9:31 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Lisa Marie Presley won't have to pay her estranged hubby spousal support ... 'cause the postnuptial agreement they signed in 2007 says she doesn't have to pony up a penny and it's ironclad. 

According to new legal docs obtained by TMZ ... the judge said the agreement Michael Lockwood signed in 2007 -- after they married in 2006 -- is legit. Michael gave up his right to spousal support, something they've been at war over for the last week.

Even though Michael testified he had NOT read the postnup when he signed it, the court ruled signing it on the advice of his attorney holds up because it means he understood what he was signing based on what his lawyer was telling him.

This is just the latest in Lisa and Michael's divorce war. She was ordered back in February to pay him $100k in legal fees.

Michael Phelps I Got $1 Mil Bonus for '08 Olympics ... Here's How I Spent It

8/20/2018 9:26 AM PDT
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Did you know ... Michael Phelps got a $1,000,000 bonus check for racking up 8 gold medals at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing???

Neither did we ... but it's true -- and what's even cooler is the way Phelps spent the money.

"10 years ago after winning 8 golds in Beijing I received a million dollar bonus," Phelps said on Instagram.

"There was one thing and one thing only that I wanted to do with that bonus. I started the [Michael Phelps Foundation]."

Phelps says the foundation was initially created to teach the importance of water safety and how to live healthy and active lifestyles.

But since then, Phelps has dealt with substance abuse and mental health issues -- and says he's drawing from his own experience to help others.

"Since becoming aware of the importance of my own mental health we have worked hard to add a mental health awareness component. I’m incredibly proud of how far my foundation has come, but there’s still more work to be done!!!"

Salute. 

Kylie Jenner & Travis Scott Seated DIRECTLY Behind Nicki Minaj at VMAs ... Um, Awwkward!!!

8/20/2018 6:26 AM PDT

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott will have a direct shot at Nicki Minaj during the VMAs ... this after Nicki blasted them for cheating her out of the top spot on the Billboard chart.

The seating chart for Monday night's VMAs plays like some high school drama. Roughly 24 hours after Nicki went nuclear on Travis and Kylie, they'll be sitting within inches of each other at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. 

ICYMI, Nicki went off on Travis Sunday, blaming Kylie and her daughter, Stormi, for rocketing Travis to the top of the Billboard Chart with his album, "Astroworld," which came out 2 weeks ago. Nicki's convinced Kylie's strong social media presence is what pushed Travis over the top and firmly believes the No. 1 spot woulda been hers if not for Kylie and Stormi.

Grab ya popcorn.

Matt Barnes Shades Mario Chalmers ... You Got Man Boobs!

8/20/2018 8:35 AM PDT
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Matt Barnes just hit Mario Chalmers with an epic diss ... telling the ex-Miami Heat star he straight-up has MOOBS!!

It all went down in the comments section of Chalmers' latest IG post -- an innocent pic of a shirtless Mario announcing he's about to have a baby with his girlfriend, Paijey Baby. She's 7 and a half months preggo! 

Barnes -- who played with Mario in Memphis in the 2015-16 season -- was one of the first to see it ... and decided to celebrate with a friendly body shaming zing.

"Congrats bro! I see you carrying the milk for her," the ex-NBA star wrote.

Barnes went on to hit Mario with a "jk" and some playful emojis.

FYI ... Mario's been steadily taking Ls of this nature throughout his career -- with even Barack Obama getting in on the act at the White House in 2014!!

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Bam Margera Welcome to Colombia!! ... Robbed On Arrival

8/20/2018 6:29 AM PDT

Bam Margera was 7 months sober ... until he got robbed and needed a drink.

Bam just HAD to crack open a cold one after being jacked at gunpoint in Cartagena, Colombia. 

The "Jackass" star says he got robbed of $500 during a shady taxi ride from the airport. He was traveling alone ... and sounds fortunate to be alive.

Bam had been on the wagon since checking into rehab in January following his DUI arrest in Los Angeles.

Bam's beer of choice? Club Colombia.

One Republic Donates $100k ... To Shooting Victim

8/20/2018 7:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

One Republic has made one enormous gesture. 

The band donated $100k to help cover medical costs for the victim of a shooting ... TMZ has learned. 

The woman -- who has not been identified -- was shot in Nashville, TN last week and is in critical condition. She's the wife of a team member of One Republic. 

One Republic is leading the charge in raising funds for her medical costs. The band is asking people to donate to a GoFundMe ... roughly $170k has been raised in just 5 days. 

Dierks Bentley also chipped in $2,000.

The victim has undergone multiple surgeries and lost her spleen ... but her condition is not life-threatening.

The suspects remain at large. Nashville police tells TMZ there's been a rash of shootings in the city and cops are investigating to see if they are connected.

Rihanna BBOAT?!? ... Best Bridesmaid of All Time!!!

8/20/2018 7:14 AM PDT

Rihanna's never one to play second fiddle ... unless of course she's at her best friend's wedding.

RiRi hit up Barbados over the weekend where she was a bridesmaid at her best friend Dr. Sonita Alexander's wedding. Rihanna couldn't help but throw her hands in the air when she made eye contact with her BFF, who also raised her hands while riding in a 1960 MGA Coupe driven by her father.

The Barbados Babe -- who has known Sonita since they were 11 -- wore the hell outta this blue dress in yet another example that her wardrobe's got serious range.

BTW, remember this badass pose? She was a bridesmaid back in 2015 at another good friend's wedding in Hawaii. She was front and center ... cig hangin' from her lips.

We dig it.

Blac Chyna and Tyga Reunited!!! And It Feels So Good

8/20/2018 7:36 AM PDT

If you're rooting for Black Chyna and Tyga to get back together ... well, you could be in luck.

Blac Chyna and Tyga reunited Sunday night in NYC ... and it looks like they called a babysitter.

The former couple -- who have a son, King -- sent the weekend out in style. They dined at Meatpacking District hot spot Catch NYC ... and then met up again at Marquee New York nightclub as they partied into the early morning. 

Blac Chyna and Tyga are in the Big Apple for Monday's VMAs. No word on if they'll be seated together. There's already some drama in that department.

'Celebrity Big Brother' BUILD THE WALL!!! No Green Cards For You

8/20/2018 7:08 AM PDT

Reality TV and a border wall??? This has Donald Trump written all over it. 

"Celebrity Big Brother" over in the UK dressed contestants as border patrol agents and had them build a wall ... then they tried to stop intruders from getting their hands on a green card.

Trump even made an appearance ... sort of.

Someone on the production team dressed up as Trump ... then hopped over the wall and snagged a green card before the housemates shut him down.

The makeshift border wall split the house in two ... and everyone seemed to have their fun at Trump's expense.

The wall featured a striking image of the American flag ... and at least one contestant was NOT DOWN with the segment.

Trump wasn't the only political figure to be lampooned ... there were also impostors of Melania Trump and Queen Elizabeth. Trump is hated by many in England for a variety of reasons.

No word on if this version of the wall matches Trump's prototypes.

Asia Argento Reportedly Paid $380k To Settle Sexual Assault Case

8/19/2018 7:46 PM PDT

Asia Argento -- one of Harvey Weinstein's first accusers and a prominent figure in the #MeToo movement -- reportedly paid off her own accuser, a then 17-year-old boy.

The NYT cites documents it obtained outlining an agreement between Argento's lawyer and her accuser's attorney to pay former child actor Jimmy Bennett -- who once co-starred alongside Argento in a 2004 film -- $380,000 over multiple installments.

The Times reports Bennett's attorney reached out to Argento's camp late last year -- shortly before Ronan Farrow's bombshell New Yorker piece -- stating an intent to sue ... and describing alleged "sexual battery" between Argento and Bennett in 2013 -- when he was only 17 years old. He's 22 now.

Happiest day of my life reunion with @jimmymbennett xox

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According to the Times, the documents claim Jimmy met Asia at a Ritz-Carlton hotel in Marina del Rey, CA on May 9, 2013 and that she proceeded to give him alcohol, kiss him, push him back onto the bed, perform oral sex on him ... and then climb on top of him to have intercourse.

Argento has photos of her and Bennett on her social media account from the day in question. One post shows a photo of the two of them with her caption reading "Happiest day of my life reunion with @jimmymbennett xox". The Times says Bennett's lawyer claimed his client had more photos, one of which allegedly depicts both of them lying topless in bed from that day.

My son my love until I will live @jimmymbennett marina del rey 05.2013

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According to the Times ... Argento agreed to pay Bennett $200,000 this past April as an initial installment for the copyright to the risque photo that was in his possession. The Times also cites an email written to Argento from her lawyer saying ... "Ultimately, you decided against the non-disclosure [NDA] language because you felt it was inconsistent with the public messages you’ve conveyed about the societal perils of non-disclosure agreements." 

The alleged email ends with this  ... "Bennett could theoretically tell people his claims against you. However, under this agreement, he cannot sue you for them. Nor can he post the photo of the two of you. At the very he is not permitted to bother you for more money, disparage you or sue -- so long as you comply with your obligations in the agreement."

We've reached out to Argento's reps for comment ... so far, no word back.

Cardi B Won't Rock the Mic at 2018 MTV VMAs ... Kulture Not Showing Either

8/20/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Don't expect Cardi B to make a triumphant return to rap at the VMAs Monday, 'cause her appearance won't include a performance ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected to the production tell us Cardi will in fact open the VMAs Monday as has been announced, but she won't be rockin' the mic for MTV. We're told she will either do a monologue or partake in some sort of skit instead.

Many speculated the show would mark Cardi's first musical performance since giving birth to baby Kulture ... but it just ain't happening.

See you there !

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Speaking of Kulture ... we're told she won't be making the trek to the show with mom either.

It's unclear whether or not Cardi's gig will be in the flesh or a pre-taped segment ... but one thing's for sure, fans will finally get their long overdue Cardi fix. 

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