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Kendrick Lamar's Label Honcho Sending Nearly 1,000 Watts Kids To See 'Black Panther'

2/15/2018 8:55 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Nearly 1,000 kids from three different Watts-area housing projects will be able to see "Black Panther" this weekend for the price of FREE 99, thanks to the CEO of Kendrick Lamar's record label.

The man behind the gesture is Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith ... who runs Top Dawg Entertainment, the label that's home to Kendrick, ScHoolboy Q, SZA, Jay Rock, and Isaiah Rashad.

We're told Top wanted to make sure the kids of Watts could check out the movie, so he teamed up with Interscope Records to buy out 5 shows in 3 different theaters, so tykes from the Nickerson Gardens, Jordan Downs, and Imperial Courts Projects could peep the flick.

We did the math on the capacity of each theater for each showtime, and it adds up to almost 1,000 kids who'll get transported to the venues by busses donated by the L.A. Unifed School District.

All the kids have to do is visit the housing authority at any of those housing developments and they are completely gucci.

WAKANDA FOREVER!!

FL Mass Shooting Suspect Nikolas Cruz's Mug Shot Released ... Wears Hospital Gown to Jail

2/15/2018 6:21 AM PST

The man who has been arrested for shooting and killing 17 people at his old Florida high school was walked right into jail early Thursday morning wearing a hospital gown.

19-year-old Nikolas Cruz was marched into the Broward County jail wearing what appears to be hospital issued garb. He has been accused of killing or injuring scores of students and staff in a horrific mass shooting at his former high school in Parkland, FL.

Former classmates told news outlets he'd shown off some of his guns before getting expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Police also say his social media searches were disturbing.

At least 17 people were killed Wednesday, and dozens more injured. He's been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. 

SI Swimsuit Models Bikini, No Bikini ... They're Bangin' HOT!

2/15/2018 8:39 AM PST

The Sports Illustrated swimsuit models came out in droves for the issue's launch party in NYC Wednesday night, and although most were covered up more than usual, they all looked smokin' hot. 

Kate Upton, Ashley Graham, Olivia Culpo, Barbara Palvin, Hailey Clauson, Danielle Herrington and Alexis Ren all posed for pics outside the Big Apple's Moxy Hotel where the event was held. Not exactly the beach, but who cares! 

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman and Christie Brinkley's daughter Sailor Brinkley Cook were there, too. The two are part of the issue's "In Her Words" spread where they posed nude with inspiring words tatted all over them.

Sure, it was Valentine's Day, but still a great party ... especially if you were a single dude.

Nelly 'I'm Innocent' of Sexual Assaults ... Headlines Unfair to Me

2/15/2018 7:10 AM PST

Nelly's speaking out for the first time, on camera, about the sexual assault allegations -- and says he's getting a raw deal in the media.

Nelly was catching a flight out of LAX Wednesday when he told us, point blank, "I'm innocent." He also had a lot to say about how the story's been covered ... complaining his accusers -- in Washington state and England -- are getting way more attention.

He points out the criminal charges were dropped in the Washington case, but he thinks that story -- which TMZ first reported -- has been buried.

Nelly also had a very interesting answer when we asked if it's a good idea to hook up with fans. You'd expect a quick, "HELL NO" ... right? Not exactly. 

Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Quality Face Time for V-Day!!! But Room for Jesus, Too

2/15/2018 8:11 AM PST

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were sure to make time for each other -- and a little makeout sesh -- on Valentine's night, but only after church, of course.

Justin and Selena cozied up next to each other Wednesday night at a fancy Beverly Hills hotel where they had the traditional V-Day dinner. The couple had just left a service at Hillsong Church, also in Bev Hills.

Hotel lobbies aren't usually super romantic, but Selena and Biebs did some serious PDA before dinner. Yep, they've got all those warm, fuzzy feels. 

Turns out last weekend in Orange County wasn't their only Valentine's celebration.

Florida Shooting 'Hero' Football Coach Died Protecting Students

2/15/2018 5:58 AM PST
Breaking News

One of the victims in the Florida school shooting was the high school's assistant football coach -- who was killed while shielding students from the shooter, the school says. 

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Varsity and JV football program confirmed one of the 17 people killed in Wednesday's attack is Aaron Feis -- "He was our assistant football coach and security guard."

"He selflessly shielded students from the shooter when he was shot. He died a hero and he will forever be in our hearts and memories."

The school's head football coach, Willis May, told the Sun-Sentinel that he spoke with a student who told him Feis shoved her out of the line of fire while jumping between her and the shooter.

May says Feis was a "Big ol' teddy bear," and a great coach who worked primarily with the offensive line.

"He took pride with working with those guys. Loyalty -- I trusted him. He had my back. He worked hard. Just a good man. Loved his family. Loved his brother. Just an excellent family man." 

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Kris Jenner A Wasted Valentine's Day

2/15/2018 7:36 AM PST

Kris Jenner skipped the chocolates and went straight to the champagne, and lots of it, based on video of her Valentine's night party with Khloe Kardashian, Tristan Thompson and, of course, Corey Gamble.

Kris and her kin celebrated at her house Wednesday night with a karaoke party that got funnier by the moment, or the glass. She tried her best to bust out Britney Spears and Sir Mix-a-Lot hits, but the booze was too much.

Mama Jenner was still plenty entertaining though -- Tristan laughed his ass off and Khloe recorded every moment.

The question: Good night for Corey or nightmare?

Spice Girls Contracts Signed for Reunion Tour

2/15/2018 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The Spice Girls have signed contracts for their reunion tour ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected to the group tell us, Mel B signed on the dotted line last Friday and we're told the other members signed as well.

TMZ broke the story ... the girls have agreed to reunite for a series of concerts in the UK and the U.S.  After our story posted, Victoria Beckham told Vogue there would be no reunion tour, but we know Mel B has signed the deal, as have others, and it spells out the specifics, including the number and location of concerts and compensation.

We're told there will be a limited number of concerts in the 2 countries and the group is gearing up to make a ton of cash on merchandise too. 

Eric Bellinger Forget a G.O.A.T. ... I'll Remind Her of a Unicorn on V-Day!

2/15/2018 6:56 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Eric Bellinger should abandon his plans for a third-term R&B presidency and start a campaign for love ... 'cause the dude couldn't be topped for Valentine's Day.

The "G.O.A.T." singer surprised his wife and Meagan Good's sister, La'Myia, Wednesday night by showing up outside of Hollywood's Project LA nightclub on top of a freakin' white horse ... with a red horn attached.

Needless to say, La'Myia couldn't believe her eyes -- and neither could our camera guy, to be honest. The same can't be said for everyone waiting in line, though. 

Ever the romantic ... Eric and his wifey trotted right through the front entrance with some good-looking company following along. We'll just take a guess and say La'Myia was reminded of how much she's loved.

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'Survivor' Winner Jenna Morasca Allegedly Bites Cop After Being Revived in Drug OD

2/15/2018 6:16 AM PST
Exclusive Details

'Survivor' winner Jenna Morasca allegedly was so whacked out on drugs she had to be revived with Narcan and, when she regained consciousness, she bit a cop.

Morasca, who won a million bucks on "Survivor: The Amazon" in 2003, was observed unconscious in her SUV in Washington, Pennsylvania in an intersection with the ignition on ... this according to the police report obtained by TMZ.

Cops were called, and they observed a passenger in the car trying to hide several syringes in a large Ziploc bag in her purse. Cops quickly determined Morasca was under the influence, administered Narcan, and placed her on a stretcher and into an ambulance.

According to the police report, Morasca, who also appeared on "Survivor: All-Stars" and "The Amazing Race," tried to bite paramedics on the way to the hospital. An officer entered the ambulance trying to subdue her, and cops say Morasca bit her on the forearm.

She was arrested for DUI and possession of narcotics paraphernalia and will be charged with assaulting a police officer for the incident, which occurred at the end of January.

Kanye West Kicks Lloyd's of London's Ass ... In Canceled Tour Lawsuit

2/14/2018 7:01 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Kanye West just scored a belated victory by settling his massive lawsuit against Lloyd's of London, which had refused to pay for the losses he incurred when he canceled some of his 2016 Saint Pablo concerts after suffering a mental breakdown.

We've learned Lloyd's folded under massive pressure by Kanye's lawyers and agreed to pay most of what Kanye was due under the policy. Kanye's touring company -- Very Good Touring -- had sued for $10 million after Lloyd's incredibly refused to pay because it claimed the breakdown was triggered by Kanye's alleged drug use. Lloyd's claimed drug use was an exclusion under the policy.

As we reported, Lloyd's initially dragged its feet, claiming marijuana triggered the mental breakdown, something we're told was totally unsupported by medical evidence. TMZ reported the breakdown was triggered by a mental condition that had nothing to do with drugs.

In the end ... Lloyd's decided going to court was too risky, especially when faced with a possible huge punitive damages award.

A similar fight was triggered when Heath Ledger died ... Lloyd's initially refused to pay his daughter under the policy, but eventually recanted.

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Iggy Azalea Will You Accept This Rose?

2/15/2018 6:59 AM PST

Hot girl? Check. Guy giving away his rose? Check. Only thing missing here was Chris Harrison saying, "Ladies, if you did not receive your rose, take a moment, say your goodbyes."

Iggy Azalea looked every bit like a 'Bachelor' when the smoothest kid walked up to her on Valentine's Day in NYC and handed her a rose. Iggy was obviously moved by the gesture and posed with the kid for a quick pic.

What happens next is kinda hilarious ... watch the kid's reaction at all the attention his new girl's getting him.

Cardi B Pregnancy Could Cost Her Boatloads of Cash

2/15/2018 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Cardi B team member says she's pregnant -- 3 to 4 months along -- which would make her upcoming business deals and commitments tricky ... costing her big bucks.

Sources close to the rapper tell TMZ ... Cardi and her team expect to finish a new album before end of summer ... and the plan is to tie the release to a 2-month tour with Bruno Mars, which kicks off in September. When you do the math, you see the problem. If she's at the beginning of the second trimester, she'll give birth sometime in August. 

And there's more. Cardi, who had a hugely successful Super Bowl commercial, has other commercial deals on the table. She also has offers to collab with other artists.  

On top of all that ... she's supposed to start filming a movie sometime next month, which could be problematic once she approaches her 5th month.

And don't forget ... she's scheduled to perform at Coachella in mid-April. If she's a no-show, that would be the second year in a row a huge act bailed because she was with child.

As for how much money is on the line ... it varies from project to project, but as a point of reference -- Cardi gets around $100k a show and $60k for nightclub walk-throughs. 

Cardi says she's not pregnant, but time will certainly tell. 

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