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Rihanna Mackin' with New Man

6/27/2017 1:30 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Rihanna's getting along swimmingly with a guy we're hearing might be her new boyfriend ... and it couldn't be clearer they can't keep their hands off each other.

RiRi and the guy -- we don't know who -- were making out in a pool ... and all over each other for sure.

The pics were taken in Spain on Monday, where it appears she's vacationing with him. They're staying in a posh villa.

She was a no-show at the BET Awards ... she clearly had a better offer.

Bill Cosby Calls Sexual Assault Town Hall Meetings 'Propaganda'

6/27/2017 1:38 PM PDT

Bill Cosby just lashed out in the most bizarre way, saying reports that he's conducting town hall meetings on sexual assault are just "propaganda" ... despite the fact his P.R. people told us exactly that.

Cosby just said, "The current propaganda that I am going to conduct a sexual assault tour is false any further information about public plans will be given at the appropriate time."

Here's the problem ... Cosby's spokespeople, Andrew Wyatt and Ebonee Benson came on "TMZ Live" Thursday and said the town halls would absolutely take place. We even questioned them about statements Cosby might make that could be used against him in his sexual assault retrial, and they said Cosby's lawyers didn't have a problem with it -- that they would coach him on what to say and not say.

Wyatt and Benson made similar comments the day before on "Good Day Alabama."

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Clashes with Reporter Over 'Fake News'

6/27/2017 1:41 PM PDT

Sarah Huckabee Sanders went on the attack over "fake news" -- citing the CNN debacle -- then got raked over the coals by a White House reporter.

The Deputy White House Press Secretary chastised CNN over its retracted story ... which connected a Trump aide to a Russian investment fund. She started attacking the media in general too, and that's when reporter Brian Karem went off.

Tensions are clearly running high after 3 CNN staffers resigned  -- and one of its producers was caught on hidden camera saying their Russia coverage is just for ratings.

Ron White's Wife Files for Divorce With a Twist

6/27/2017 1:18 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Nothing funny about this ... Ron White's wife is tapping out of their marriage, and it looks like the length of their union will be a major point of contention.

Margo Rey filed divorce docs last week in Los Angeles ... saying they've been separated since May 8. They got married in October 2013 ... and have no children.

Now, here's what's interesting -- in the docs Margo says she and Ron had a common law marriage in Texas since 2008 ... long before they officially tied the knot. In Texas, a couple can be considered married in the eyes of the law if they live together as husband and wife and hold themselves out in public as a married couple.

Margo says she wants Ron to pay spousal support. It's likely she raised the common law issue so the marriage would pre-date 2013 by 5 years, thus entitling her to more spousal support.

We've reached out to Ron's camp ... no word back yet.

Bernie Madoff Sons' Estates to Fork Over $23 Mil Worth of Ill-Gotten Cash

6/27/2017 1:23 PM PDT
Breaking News

Bernie Madoff's family is not done paying back the money he scammed from thousands of investors.

The estates of Bernie's late sons -- Mark and Andrew -- have agreed to forfeit $23 million in money they acquired through years of their dad's infamous Ponzi scheme. It's part of a deal struck with Irving Picard, who's responsible for recovering cash for Madoff's victims.

Both sons died years ago -- Mark of a suicide in 2010, and Andrew of cancer in 2014. Neither was ever charged in connection to their father's crimes. After the payback, their estates will still reportedly be worth $1.75 mil for Mark, and $2 mil for Andrew.

Bernie is currently serving a 150-year federal prison sentence in North Carolina for pleading guilty to 11 federal felonies in March 2009.

Nicki Minaj Meek, Safaree Who? I'm Moving On with Nas!

6/27/2017 11:53 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Nicki Minaj couldn't care less about her 2 exes' drama over BET weekend ... 'cause she's got a new hip-hop king to occupy her mind.

Sources close to Nicki tell TMZ she hasn't batted an eyelash over news Meek Mill might have ordered his goons to jump her other ex, Safaree. And the reason is simple ... Nas.

We're told Nicki doesn't feel anything about the fight, mostly 'cause it's not her problem ... and both of those dudes are in her rearview. More importantly ... she's happily moving on with her new man, Mr. Jones ... although it's still in the early stages.

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As we reported ... Safaree challenged Meek to a 1-on-1 fight after he claimed Meek orchestrated the attack on him. Meek denies that.

Either way, the bottom line here ... Nicki's over both Meek and Safaree, and their beef is theirs alone. 

Somewhere, she and Nas are playing the Counting Crows -- looking deep into each other's eyes.

Piers Morgan CNN Cut Corners to Bash Trump ... It Came Back to Bite Them

6/27/2017 11:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Piers Morgan's not bashing CNN for going after huge ratings with stories about President Trump and Russia, but thinks their Prez-bashing is dangerous journalism ... and led to embarrassment.

Piers, Editor-at-Large of Dailymail.com, tells TMZ he's not surprised CNN is now in trouble over an undercover vid coming out suggesting its Trump/Russia coverage is BS ... because they've been pushing the narrative too hard for too long.

The TV personality says CNN's obsessed with the story because it's been their moneymaker -- and they want it to be true -- but now they're paying the price for recklessness.

Deadpool's Back Guns, Kids & Stripper Homage

6/27/2017 11:06 AM PDT

Hide your kitty litter, Deadpool is BACK ... and this time, he's invading a kid's birthday party!

The big, red killing machine suited up to film "Deadpool 2" out in Vancouver -- where Ryan Reynolds jumped right back into action as everyone's favorite Merc with a Mouth.

Fun Fact: In one of the shots, Deadsy's wearing a vintage Crazy Horse shirt ... 'cause he's a degenerate who loves naked women.

Meanwhile, over in Atlanta ... Dr. Strange and Tony Stark hooked up on the set of "Avengers: Infinity War" ... where they were joined by Bruce Banner (Hulk, for the glib).

Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Cumberbatch (with his Cloak of Levitation) and Mark Ruffalo are all playing their trademark characters in their war for Thanos' intergalactic space jewelry.

Both flicks don't come out until next year. So, hopefully these pics will scratch the itch for ya until then.

Kim Kardashian Kissing Up to Kanye

6/27/2017 8:39 AM PDT

Kim Kardashian kissed up to Kanye West ... but only because he was standing on a curb.

Kimye went all PDA Monday night while leaving a friend's pad in Los Angeles. Looking stylish, as usual, they decided to give each other a quick peck in front of the cameras.

They've slowly started hanging out in public again over the last month -- doing a bunch of fun stuff like family outings and birthday shindigs. They also did Disneyland.

Y'know what they say -- couples who slay together ...

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CNN Producer Calls its Trump/Russia Coverage 'Mostly Bulls***'

6/27/2017 7:52 AM PDT

This video clip is swirling around ... showing a CNN supervising producer saying the network's coverage of the Russia/Trump investigation is "mostly bulls***" but it's being covered to death for ratings.

John Bonifield, CNN's supervising producer of the network's health unit, is caught on undercover video saying the network is getting great ratings from trying to tie the Trump Administration to the Russian interference in the election.

Bonifield says CNN doesn't have the goods, but it's nonstop coverage is all about attracting viewers.

The video was produced by James O'Keefe, the founder of Project Veritas, a super conservative blog.

Trump has jumped on Monday's story about 3 CNN employees resigning after an unsubstantiated story connecting Trump aide Anthony Scaramucci to a Russian investment fund was retracted. Trump tweeted, "Fake News CNN is looking at big management changes now that they got caught falsely pushing their phony Russian stories."

George Lucas Hey, Autograph Seekers May the Workforce Be With You

6/27/2017 7:03 AM PDT

George Lucas will begrudgingly sign autographs for those shoving posters and pictures in his face -- but don't push it ... 'cause he'll tell you to get a J-O-B.

We got George in Bev Hills, where he talked about Ron Howard taking over directing for the new Han Solo movie, as well as the L.A. City Council voting on his proposed $1.5 billion museum ... all while dealing with pushy "fans" looking for his John Hancock.

The "Star Wars" creator tells them how he really feels about their "fandom" -- and it's pretty harsh. In his opinion ... at $200 a pop, they should be more grateful, less pushy.

TMZ Live Lil' Kim: Person Of Interest In Robbery

6/26/2017 10:45 AM PDT

HERE'S THE RUNDOWN
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  • Meek Mill: I Didn't Jump Safaree!

'Bachelor in Paradise' Reboot 2 Drink Max Per Hour

6/27/2017 6:31 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Bachelor in Paradise" producers aren't taking any chances of drunken, nonconsensual sex ... because they've imposed new drinking rules on the cast.

Production sources tell us there is now a 2 drink max per hour. We're told the crew is monitoring drinking levels among the cast and the bartenders are also responsible for keeping tabs.

Producers have also made a point of providing food at all times during the shoots ... presumably to absorb the alcohol.

We're told the cast got a talkin' to over the whole Corinne/DeMario situation, both on and off camera, and drinking was a big talking point.

We're told they're a few days in, and so far, nothing too crazy ... which is not necessarily a good thing on 'BIP.'

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