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Nirvana Bassist Krist Novoselic 'Memba Him?!

5/24/2019 6:59 AM PDT

Los Angeles native Krist Novoselic was in his early 20s when he shot to stardom by playing the bass in the highly influential grunge rock band Nirvana.

Krist Novoselic played alongside mega musicians Kurt Cobain on guitar and vocals and Dave Grohl on drums while recording holy garage grails like Bleach (1989), Nevermind (1991) In Utero (1993) and the classic MTV UnPlugged in New York (1994).

Krist Novoselic was a major part of Nirvana until the last days of the grunge group ... which broke-up after Kurt Cobain's unfortunate death on April 4, 1994 in Seattle, Washington.

Guess what he looks like now at 54 years old.

Neymar Called Out By Playboy Model ... Forget RiRi, Call Me!!!

5/24/2019 12:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Here's smokin' hot Playboy model Francia James ... she has 1.4 MILLION followers on Instagram -- and desperately wants to bang Neymar

... and somehow, we think she might have a shot!!!

In fact, James was so shook when she saw that pic of the Brazilian soccer superstar hanging with Rihanna in Paris the other day ... she straight up called him out on camera!!!

"He should've gotten with me instead of Rihanna!! C'mon Neymar!!"

Remember, Neymar was so stoked at the opportunity to hang with RiRi, he blew off a major soccer award ceremony for his teammate, Mbappe, to meet up with the singer at her fashion event. 

James is one of the most desirable women on the planet herself ... she's graced magazine covers from Playboy to FHM and has a pretty solid career in adult modeling. 

As for Neymar, the 27-year-old broke up with his serious girlfriend, Bruna Marquezine, last year and had been connected with bikini model and YouTube vlogger Mari Tavares in early 2019.

So, what's his relationship status now? Unclear ... but the dude is clearly in demand. 

God speed, Francia ... 

Bright Babes In Neon Swimsuits ... You Glow Girl!!!

5/24/2019 12:01 AM PDT

Look at these girls glow!!!

There certainly is no need for sun when these lovely ladies can just blind us with their beauty ... These stars are shinning so bright there's really no need to worry about who's going to bring the heat this weekend. 

From Kourtney Kardashian to Anastasia Karanikolaou and Yovanna Ventura these bikini babes have hopped on this season's hottest style and are sparking up some feisty flare with their color choices.

Get a better glimpse at all the luminous ladies by scrolling through our gallery of bright babes in neon swimsuits ... Click through to see the flashy females lighting up this Memorial Day weekend!!!

Harvey Weinstein Reaches $44 Million Settlement With Accusers, Creditors ... According to Reports

5/23/2019 8:23 PM PDT
Breaking News

Harvey Weinstein -- the movie mogul accused of sexual crimes by many women -- has reached a tentative $44 million settlement with several accusers and creditors ... according to multiple reports. 

The reports state the money will be used to settle several lawsuits against him, however, the deal has not yet been totally finalized. The Wall Street Journal says $30 million would be paid to the plaintiffs, with the remaining $14 million used to pay legal fees ... with funds coming from insurance policies. 

The agreement comes more than a year and a half after accusations against the disgraced mogul first surfaced. Actresses including Ashley Judd, Paz de la Huerta and Lupita Nyong'o all accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct. 

Weinstein has been hit with a multitude of sexual assault charges. Back in January, a judge threw out Ashely Judd's sexual harassment claim -- she accused him of blacklisting her from movie roles after she denied his sexual advances -- but other cases still currently stand. 

Accusations against Weinstein led to the #MeToo Movement ... a massive social movement against sexual assault through Hollywood and beyond. The movement has sparked change and firings throughout the industry and politics. 

Weinstein is expected to go to trial in New York in September on criminal charges of rape and other sex crimes. 

Ellen DeGeneres Snags Adam Levine's Pad for $45 MIL!!!

5/23/2019 4:30 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ellen DeGeneres just scooped up an amazing estate from Adam Levine for the tidy sum of $45 MIL!!!

Official records show ... Ellen bought Adam's incredible Bev Hills property from her good friend. The sale became official late Thursday afternoon.  

The mansion is more than 10,000 square feet strong and it's pretty spectacular. It has a gym, spa, guest house, resort-like pool, 2 kitchens, a professional screening room. The master bedroom is 2,000 square feet!!!

The baronial talk show host and her wife, Portia, have listed their Bev Hills home for $17.9 mil, so they're on the move.

As for their new digs, Adam and his wife, Behati Prinsloo, bought the estate in 2018 for $35.5 mil from "Will and Grace" creator Max Mutchnick, plunked down an additional $7 mil for improvements, and listed it last month for $47.5 mil. So, they got close to asking.

BTW ... Pete Sampras is a former owner. 

As for Adam, he and Behati bought Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's Pacific Palisades estate for $32. 

Celebs ... they like buying from celebs.  

Geto Boys Reunion Tour Canceled!!! Bushwick Bill Pulls Out

5/23/2019 5:04 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Bushwick Bill is pulling out of the Geto Boys reunion and now, on the eve of their tour kicking off, the whole thing's been canceled ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Bushwick Bill tell TMZ ... he was not down with the tour because he felt organizers were piggybacking off his stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis. Specifically, he thought the title -- The Beginning of a Long Goodbye: The Final Farewell -- made it seem like he was on his deathbed.

As we reported, the legendary rap group was slated to begin a 4-city tour Friday -- but the promoters tell us, with Bill backing out ... they've now pulled the plug.

The wheels for the tour were first put in motion in late April. We're told that's when Bushwick phoned his group mates, Scarface and Willie D, and told them he wanted to do a Bushwick and Friends tour, but wanted to talk more about it after a doctor's appointment.

Unfortunately, that's when he found out about his cancer diagnosis.

We're told Bill believes tour organizers exploited his cancer news, jacked HIS tour idea and turned it into a full reunion for the Dirty South legends -- and that's why he decided to pull out.

People connected to Willie and Scarface tell us they were blindsided by Bushwick, and claim he didn't voice any complaints about the tour as recently as last weekend.

Bushwick is now planning to roll out a 20-city solo tour, which he's calling "Phuck Cancer," beginning June 8 in Dallas. We're told he'll donate 10% of proceeds to pancreatic cancer patients in each city on the tour.

NASCAR's Joey Logano Help Me Find Our Lost Dog!!!

5/23/2019 5:29 PM PDT

NASCAR stud Joey Logano needs your help ... he says his family's searching for their missing dog, an adorable French Bulldog named Luigi. 

Joey's wife, Brittany, says Luigi's been missing since Monday, and she thinks he figured out a way to get past the fence at their home in North Carolina. 

The Loganos say they've been calling around to local animal shelters, dialing 311 and have been putting up flyers all around their neighborhood in Charlotte -- but to no avail.

Luigi is black and brindle, weighing in at 19 lbs and should be wearing a green collar with his name and a phone number for his parents. He's also got a microchip implant, but apparently, that hasn't helped his family find him. Poor little pup. 

Joey addressed the scary situation Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway ... telling reporters he thinks the dog might've been stolen. 

“We’ve learned that Frenchies are one of the most stolen dogs around," Logano said. "It’s kind of sad that someone does that. It’s a member of your family. It’s a jerk move. Hopefully, we can figure it out.”

Kylie Jenner Jordyn 'F****d Up' ... Khloe Breaks Down on 'KUWTK'

5/23/2019 3:02 PM PDT

Kylie Jenner reveals her feelings about former best friend Jordyn Woods -- she done f****d up in the Tristan Thompson cheating scandal.

It's not just Kylie on the upcoming "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" ... you see and feel the torment Khloe Kardashian went through as you hear her primal screams over Tristan's tryst. 

It's all pretty tense and emotional, from the phone call that starts, "I don't even know if I should tell you this" ... to Khloe breaking down and Kris addressing the fallout in Kylie and Jordyn's relationship.

There's also an apparent rift between Kendall and Kourtney.

As we told you ... Kylie recently cleared her home of all things Jordyn, when she finally got her ex-BFF to come get her stuff out of the guest house, where she was living up until the scandal broke. The duo were inseparable for years before the scandal.

The 2 have managed to remain amicable, though ... but this clip might just rip the scab off the healing wound.

Journalist Jeffrey Goldberg Commencement Speech Draws Boos ... No Cash for You!!!

5/23/2019 3:22 PM PDT

3:22 PM PT -- We're told Goldberg had the audience cracking up throughout his speech, including when he joked about the current college admissions scandal.

He encouraged graduates as they walked up to get their diplomas to tip the trustees a few bucks -- or a few thousand -- if they want to get their relatives admitted ... in jest of course.Journalist Jeffrey Goldberg could have given the best speech of all time to the graduates of Johns Hopkins University, but he wasn't going to top Robert F. Smith ... so he swiftly let them down.

The editor-in-chief of The Atlantic gave the commencement address to the new grads Thursday in Baltimore, and addressed the elephant in the room right at the get-go, by telling them it wasn't going to be a Morehouse College copycat situation ... and that triggered a chorus of boos.

Translation -- I'm not paying off all your damn student loans!

As you know ... Smith, a billionaire, pledged $40 million of his own money during his Morehouse College commencement speech this week to cover the entire amount of the class of 2019's college debt ... and they're getting free bling too.

Goldberg makes it clear he's not going that route ... for a couple reasons. First -- he doesn't have that kind of cash. Second -- the school has an alumnus who's MUCH more equipped to pull a Morehouse move.

Watch the clip to see who it is.

Originally published -- 2:42 PM PT

Chuck Liddell Pissed After Being Used In Apparent Homophobic Prank

5/23/2019 3:50 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chuck Liddell now realizes the video he made to congratulate a man for coming out of the closet after 40 years was most likely a homophobic prank ... and the UFC legend is really upset about it. 

Here's the backstory ... Chuck is one of the celebrities who works with Cameo, a company where people can pay celebs to make custom video messages for fans. 

Someone named L-Dogg asked Chuck to make a video congratulating "Timmy" for going public with his sexuality ... and Chuck, believing it was a legitimate request, obliged. 

The original video features Chuck delivering a heartfelt message to Timmy -- and saying he wishes Timmy would have been able to come out earlier in life. 

But, now it seems pretty obvious L-Dogg was just using Chuck as part of a homophobic joke. 

"If this is someone messing with somebody, that's messed up," Liddell told us at LAX. 

"I assumed it was a guy who was actually coming out after 40 years."

Bottom line ... Chuck says he doesn't want to be used to make jokes in bad taste.

But, hey, if it wasn't a joke and L-Dogg was being sincere ... CONGRATS TO TIMMY!!!

Lil Pump I'm a Gas-hole When I Fill Up ... And I'm Not Changing!!!

5/23/2019 2:37 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Lil Pump doesn't give a damn what anyone thinks about his shenanigans at gas stations ... he's gonna keep lighting up while filling up, because he firmly, and wrongly, thinks it's all good!

We got the rapper leaving Hyde nightclub in L.A. and asked him about the dangerous stunt. He recorded himself smoking a blunt while holding on to a gas pump handle. The move's pretty brazen cause y'know ... smoking means fire, and fire plus gas fumes equal BOOM. 

But, check out the clip ... Pump -- who went shirtless with a red fur coat for the night -- couldn't care less. He admits the video he posted wasn't his first time pushing the limits while he's at a gas station.

He also told us he's baffled by the typical response to the video, which goes something like ... "What's wrong with you?"

TBH, Lil Pump, having seen plenty of explosive gas station videos on the news ... we're wondering the same.

Pete Buttigieg Defends Colin Kaepernick ... And NFL Kneelers

5/23/2019 11:41 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mayor Pete Buttigieg is going to bat for Colin Kaepernick ... telling TMZ Sports he supports the QB's right to take a knee during the national anthem -- and he's ripping Trump for going after the protesters.  

"The way I feel about it is the flag that was on my shoulder when I served represented, among other things, our right to free speech," Mayor Pete -- a Navy veteran -- told us in New York.

"You don't have to like it, but one of the reasons we serve was to defend that right, the right of peaceful protest and the idea that we can protest what is wrong with our country."

That's when Pete took a swipe at POTUS -- who has publicly called for the NFL to fire any "son of a bitch" who doesn't stand for the anthem. 

"If the president had served," Pete says ... "Maybe he'd feel a little more strongly about some of those freedoms. And, I get that there's a lot of strong opinions about this, but that's part of why we served."

Colin began his demonstration in 2016 to shine a light on social injustice and police brutality. Several players joined his movement, which began a very polarizing political topic. 

In 2017, Mayor Pete tweeted about the situation ... "I was trained to stand & salute. But freedom -- including to protest injustice -- is the whole point of the anthem, the flag, and the country."

Psalm West Birth Certificate Reveals He Was Greeted by Familiar Face

5/23/2019 9:15 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's latest edition to their fam -- Psalm West -- came into the world just like his older siblings ... according to his birth certificate.

TMZ just got a copy of the doc, and it reveals Dr. Paul Crane did the honors when Kim and Kanye's surrogate gave birth. Psalm arrived at 7:02 PM on May 9 at Cedars-Sinai in L.A. 

Dr. Paul Crane also delivered Psalm's big sisters, North and Chicago, and big bro Saint -- as well as just about every other Kardashian-Jenner kid. 

As we first told you ... the birth was via surrogate, though Kim and Kanye hired a new woman to carry their fourth kid to term. It's not because they were dissatisfied with the surrogate who carried Chicago ... she just happened to be otherwise engaged this time around. 

Psalm is a fitting name ... Kanye's Sunday Service is gaining major traction, and his Coachella performance was one for the books. Psalms are a key part of church services. 

Kim says Psalm already looks like Chicago ... although that may be jumping the gun a bit, because you never know until you know.  

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