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Tekashi69’s Felony Assault On an Officer Charge Reduced to Misdemeanor

Tekashi69 Didn’t Squeeze Cop’s Hand Too Bad … Felony Charge Reduced 7/16/2018 9:52 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE Tekashi69 must not have gotten a good grip on that cop’s hand back in May — allegedly, of course — ’cause his felony assault on a police officer charge didn’t stick … TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us Tekashi’s felony assault on an officer charge was reduced to a basic misdemeanor assault charge. Tekashi was facing up to 7 years in prison before. Now, he’s just facing up to a year in jail.  As we reported … Tekashi was booked for assaulting a police officer earlier this year after a traffic stop quickly escalated. Cops say he was being taken into custody when he allegedly squeezed a lieutenant’s hand...

Farrah Abraham Charged with Battery and Resisting in Hotel Arrest

Farrah Abraham Charged in Hotel Arrest Faces Battery, Resisting 7/16/2018 10:08 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE Farrah Abraham is going to have to answer for her hotel meltdown in court — ’cause prosecutors have filed charges against the ex-‘Teen Mom’ … TMZ has learned. The L.A. District Attorney’s Office just filed 2 charges against Farrah for her Beverly Hills Hotel arrest last month — when she allegedly struck a security guard and cussed out cops on the scene. She’s facing charges for battery and resisting an officer … both misdemeanors. If convicted on both charges, she faces up to 18 months in jail. TMZ broke the story … Farrah was arrested last month at The Beverly Hills Hotel after allegedly striking a hotel security guard, who asked her ...

Guns N’ Roses Break YouTube Record With ‘November Rain’ Video: Report

According to a report by Forbes on Saturday (July 14), the “November Rain” video by Guns N’ Roses has become the first music video from the ‘90s to hit over a billion YouTube streams. Forbes also reported that the band holds the title of biggest ‘80s hit as well, with their video for “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” which has nearly 695 million views. Released in 1992, the video for “November Rain” has been rapidly racking up views, with an estimated average of 560,000 views per day in 2017. The popularity of the video shifted away from the US in 2018 — with 83 percent of views coming from Brazil, Mexico and Argentina. As part of their Not In This Lifetime… reunion tour, the band played 13 shows in South America in 2017, including dates in both Argentina and Brazil. Guns N’ Roses have be...

BTS to Release New Album ‘Love Yourself: Answer’ in August

Early on Monday (July 16), the official Twitter account for Korean group BTS alerted fans of the title of their upcoming August release. Dubbed Love Yourself: Answer, it is the third album from the act’s record-breaking Love Yourself series. It follows last year’s Love Yourself: Her and May’s Love Yourself: Tear. Answer, their first album since making history with the Billboard 200 chart-topping Tear, will be released on Aug. Aug. 24. Pre-orders begin on July 18. Few details are known at this time, but Billboard has reached out for comment. BTS shared the info with their ARMY through a post uploaded to their fan-only blog, known as a “fan cafe” within the K-pop world. #BTS LOVE YOURSELF 結 ‘Answer’ 발매 안내 https://t.co/PLkN6Q6lBt — BTS_official (@bts_bighit) July 16, 2...

Netflix experiments with promoting its shows on the login screen

Netflix is testing a new way to promote its original shows – right on the login screen. A company spokesperson confirmed the streaming service is currently experimenting with a different login screen experience which replaces the black background behind users’ names and profile thumbnails with full-screen photos promoting a Netflix Original series or special, like “BoJack Horseman,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Dark,” “My Next Guest…”, “13 Reasons Why,” and several others. We first noticed the change on a TV connected to a Roku media player and on a Fire TV, but Netflix says the test is running “for TV,” which means those on other TV platforms may see the promoted shows as well. (Our Roku TV, however, had the same black background on the login screen, we should note.) The promoted shows are...

Nick Young to Patrick Beverley, Were You Drunk? Clips Ain’t Better Than Warriors

Swaggy P to Patrick Beverley: Were You Drunk? Clips Ain’t Better Than Warriors 7/16/2018 7:12 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE Nick Young thinks Patrick Beverley must’ve been on the sauce when he declared the Clippers to be the best team in the NBA … asking TMZ Sports, “He was drunk that night or something?” Remember, earlier this month, Beverley proudly told us he REALLY believes his new Clip squad is better than the Lakers and the Warriors … and are real contenders to win the NBA title.  So, when we saw Swaggy — who plays for the Warriors — leaving Craig’s in West Hollywood Sunday night … we had to ask for his thoughts. His reaction says it all.  There’s more … now that LeBron‘s in the West, we asked Swaggy to name some of the...

Wizards Star John Wall Still Sucks At Baseball

John Wall Sucks At Baseball 7/16/2018 7:30 AM PDT Breaking News NBA star John Wall is one of the most incredible, talented athletes on planet Earth — but, when it comes to baseball, he stinks.  Remember … the Washington Wizards star threw arguably the worst first pitch in MLB history about seven years ago … and, unfortunately, he’s not much better with a bat in his hands. Looks like John Wall needs these practice swings pic.twitter.com/q00ej5tZGD — 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) July 15, 2018 Wall was at Nationals Park warming up for the MLB celebrity softball game Sunday night … when he took some BP. If you’re counting at home … that was three fouls, a complete whiff, and maybe a base hit — all from a dude throwing lobs from about eight feet aw...

Aaron Sorkin Questions Babe Ruth’s Career Because Of Segregation

Aaron Sorkin Babe Ruth Asterisk? ‘Only Faced White Pitchers’ 7/16/2018 12:30 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE Here’s some real talk featuring Hollywood super heavyweight Aaron Sorkin … a die-hard Yankee fan who’s doing the unthinkable … questioning the legitimacy of the career of BABE RUTH. Yeah, he did it. We got Sorkin out at Crag’s and asked him if the current Yankees home run hitting tear should come with an asterisk … because the new Yankee stadium has short fences in places. That’s when it happened. “If there’s no asterisk next to Babe Ruth for only facing white pitchers, then there can’t be any asterisk on the Yankees.” It’s a point that’s been raised before, basically stating that segregation meant that Babe ...

CBS Fires Off Friendly Warning to ‘Survivor’ Star Over Logo

CBS Fires Off Warning to ‘Survivor’ Star But, a Really Nice Warning!! 7/16/2018 12:40 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE CBS didn’t unleash the big legal guns after ‘Survivor‘ star Jonny Fairplay allegedly jacked its show’s logo … but the network does wanna have a chat with the former show villain. TMZ’s obtained a legal letter CBS fired off to Jonny warning him about using the “Survivor” logo for his podcast, formerly known as “Survival of the Fairest” … which has since been renamed ‘Survivor NSFW.’ CBS says it owns the logo, but what’s interesting is the friendly language with which it approaches Jonny about using its logo. Most warning shots are more threatening … some examples here, here and here. But, ...

Slim Dusty’s ‘Greatest Hits’ Logs 1,000 Weeks on Australia’s Country Chart

Slim Dusty, Australia’s King of Country, is still smashing records almost 15 years after his death. The late country icon’s hits collection, The Very Best Of Slim Dusty, logs its 1,000 week on the ARIA Country Albums Chart, a feat no other artist has achieved. Originally released in 1998, the LP is certified five-times platinum and has clocked up almost 20 successive years on the tally. The next album on the list is The Essential Johnny Cash, which has amassed 808 weeks. Dusty, whose real name was David Gordon Kirkpatrick, was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in its first year, in 1988, after a career that produced more than 100 albums and some seven million sales. His signature tune, 1957’s “The Pub With No Beer,” was a top-10 hit in the U.K. and reached No. 1 in Irel...

Robert Griffin III’s Wife Training For 2020 Olympics, She’s Faster Than Me!

Robert Griffin III Wife Training For 2020 Olympics … She’s Faster Than Me! 7/16/2018 12:50 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE Robert Griffin III says his wife wears the (track) pants in their relationship … ’cause Grete Šadeiko is not only making a run at the 2020 Olympics — she blows him away in races!! We got the adorable couple — and their cute 1-year-old baby, Gloria — out in Bev Hills when RGIII made the revelation to TMZ Sports. “Track is her realm,” he says. “She owns the track.” Big-time praise for sure … considering the NFL star once ran a 4.38 40-yard dash and did do some track events at Baylor. But Grete’s legit on the turf … she crushed the heptathlon at Florida State — once running 13.92 in the 100-meter h...

Cardi B Rejecting Photo Offers to Protect Baby Kulture’s Privacy

Cardi B Baby Pic Offers Rolling in … Choosing Privacy, for Now 7/16/2018 1:00 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE Cardi B‘s baby girl won’t make her public debut if her mama gets her way because, despite a flood of offers from media outlets … she’s keeping Kulture under wraps. Sources close to Cardi tell TMZ … multiple magazines, websites and photo agencies have reached out with offers for Kulture’s first photo shoot. We’re told the offers have been in the $100k neighborhood or higher. Cardi and Offset have no desire to make a deal … yet. We’re told they won’t even consider it until their daughter’s at least 5 or 6 months old. Our sources say Cardi just wants to focus on being a mom and bonding with her baby. So, Kulture’s gonna be...