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United Airlines Strikes Settlement Over Dog That Died in Overhead Bin

United Airlines Strikes Settlement in Dead Dog Case 5/24/2018 9:17 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE United Airlines has settled with the family whose 10-month-old French bulldog, Kokito, died in an overhead bin … TMZ has learned. Although they’ve reached a settlement with the Robledo family, the amount of dough United is paying is confidential … according to the family’s attorney, Evan Oshan. As we first reported, the family threatened to sue after a flight attendant allegedly ordered Catalina Robledo to put Kokito in the overheard compartment. After 2 hours of barking, Kokito died of suffocation. The dog’s death threw United into another PR crisis … less than a year after it settled with Dr. David Dao, who was violently dragged off a flight. United implemented new pet ...

Camila Cabello on the Mend with Mom After Hospitalization

Camila Cabello Getting Lots of Water & Mom’s Love After Hospital Stay 5/24/2018 10:08 AM PDT Camila Cabello‘s out in the streets with a big ole bottle in hand … of water, which is smart since she was recently rushed to a hospital for dehydration. The “Havana” singer was spotted out Wednesday afternoon in Bev Hills with her mother, looking like she’s well on the mend. She was hospitalized after the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night … for dehydration and a fever. Camila was forced to cancel her opening spot for Taylor Swift‘s Reputation Stadium Tour in Seattle. Barring any setbacks, she should be onstage Friday night when the tour hits Denver. Drink up, Camila!

Vevo to Shutter Its Apps and Website in Coming Weeks

The major label-owned video platform said it is “exploring ways to work with additional platforms [outside YouTube] to further expand access to Vevo’s content” Vevo announced on Thursday it will “phase out elements” of its owned and operated platforms — meaning its mobile apps and consumer website — and shift the company’s focus toward growing current and future partnerships. A spokesperson told Billboard the Vevo website and apps for iOS and Android will be phased out over the coming weeks, with users being sent reminders to transfer their playlists next week. The company’s corporate website stays, however. “Going forward, Vevo will remain focused on engaging the biggest audiences and pursuing growth opportunities,” accordi...

The Internet Begged Weezer to Cover Toto’s ‘Africa,’ So They Covered Toto’s ‘Rosanna’ Instead

Weezer have released a cover of “Rosanna,” originally recorded by California band Toto and released as the second single from their 1982 album Toto IV. It’s a pretty straight-ahead cover, but if you’ve spent much time in a particular wing of music meme internet, you’ll recognize that there’s more here than Rivers Cuomo merely indulging a little nostalgia for a #2 hit from thirty-five years ago. For months now, the anonymous Twitter account @weezerafrica has single-mindedly petitioned Weezer to cover a different Toto song: “Africa,” their biggest hit, a classic so catchy and earnest that it’s been translated to a new generation in their own language, memes. Covering “Rosanne” instead, then, means Weezer are trolling. Or else they just saw an opening to teach the youth of today about another...

Vevo will shutter apps, in order to focus on YouTube

YouTube has long been the key to Vevo’s music syndication services, and in a blog post today, the company announced plans to focus even more on the site. The effort, which finds Vevo, “focused on engaging the biggest audiences and pursuing growth opportunities,” also involves trimming away some of the elements it deems unnecessary to that strategy. On the chopping block are Vevo’s iOS, Android and Windows apps, along with the consumer-facing side of its own site. “To be most effective in achieving those goals,” Vevo writes, “we will phase out elements of our owned and operated platforms.” Those who have been viewing service’s content through its proprietary offering will get access to tools for importing things like playlists to YouTube. Of course, the Universal/Sony/Warner Music-owned ser...

Morgan Freeman Accused of Sexual Harassment, Issues Apology

Morgan Freeman Accused of Sexual Harassment … Denies ‘Intentionally’ Offending 5/24/2018 8:36 AM PDT Breaking News 9:45 AM PT — Freeman tells TMZ … “Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy. I apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected — that was never my intent.”Morgan Freeman is being accused of sexual harassment or misconduct by 8 women over several years on the sets of his movies … or during media events related to his projects. One of the allegations comes from a production assistant who worked on Freeman’s movie in 2015, “Going In Style.” She told CNN Morgan repeatedly tried to lift up her skirt to see if she was wearing und...

Air Force Airmen in Charge of Nuclear Weapons were Tripping on LSD

U.S. Air Force Airmen in Charge of Nuclear Weapons … Trippin’ on LSD 5/24/2018 6:50 AM PDT Now this will scare the crap out of you … a group of Air Force airmen responsible for guarding nuclear weapons were heavy into LSD and cocaine. The jaw-dropping revelations just surfaced … and not because the government wanted it known. Turns out one of the airmen screwed up and posted a big enough hint on social media to raise eyebrows, and through a series of Freedom of Information Act demands, the Associated Press got the story. The service members were part of the 90th Missile Wing, responsible for one third of the 400 Minutemen 3 missiles tucked away in silos across the northern Great Plains. The LSD use was especially problematic, because it’s an hallucinogen that ...

Alex Rodriguez In Topless, Sweaty Bootcamp with J Lo

Alex Rodriguez Topless, Sweaty Bootcamp … with J Lo 5/24/2018 7:01 AM PDT Breaking News The couple that does sweaty yoga together, stays together?? Seems to be the case with Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez … who hit up a group Hot Pilates workout class at TruFusion in the Miami area — and put in that work!  J-Rod seemed to enjoy it … doing breath exercises, chopping moves, dancing and posing for selfies with everyone in the class. They also threw fake money to promote J Lo’s new song, “Dinero,” with Cardi B and DJ Khaled.  The people in the class loved it — and gave the couple an ovation after the workout. J Lo rewarded the group with a little dance number.  Good times. 

Richie Incognito Police Video Shows NFL Star In Handcuffs

Richie Incognito Video Shows NFL Star In Cuffs 5/24/2018 12:20 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE TMZ Sports obtained video showing Richie Incognito being detained outside of a gym in Boca Raton, Florida … and you can clearly see police handcuffed the NFL star before taking him away.  We broke the story … cops were called to Life Time Gym early Wednesday morning after he allegedly threw a dumbbell at another gym patron. He was taken into custody and placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold.  Sources tell us … Incognito had been acting bizarrely at the gym the previous day — but his behavior hadn’t turned violent.  We spoke with several people close to Incognito who tell us they’ve been concerned about the NFL lineman for months … and have been trying to help him &#...

Tomi Lahren Water Thrower Will Not Be Charged

Tomi Lahren No Charges for Water Thrower 5/24/2018 12:40 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE The woman who threw a glass of water at Tomi Lahren will not face criminal charges, and she actually has Tomi to thank for that … partly. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the act of tossing water at Tomi is not harmful enough for cops to bring charges or open an investigation on their own. We’re told Tomi herself — or her mom, who was also hit with water — would need to file a police report. Sources close to Tomi tell us that’s not going to happen … so no charges will be coming. As we reported … the conservative Fox News contributor was having brunch with her mother at a Minneapolis bar last weekend when a woman chucked the water at her unprovoked. The incident led Pr...

Watch a Preview of Kanye West and the Kardashians’ ‘Family Feud’ Episode

Kardashian-Jenner matriarch Kris Jenner announced that on June 10 you can watch Steve Harvey make pained expressions at her offspring and son-in-law, Kanye West, during their Family Feud appearance. During the hour-long episode, West teams up with wife Kim Kardashian and other unspecified relatives to form Team West and face off against The Kardashian Family led by momager Kris and featuring Khloé Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and other family members. Apparently, 10 seasons of a reality show wasn’t enough of a glimpse into this family’s psychodrama, so now they’re facing off on the Feud. Winnings from both sides benefit Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Also, Yeezy doesn’t appear to be wearing a MAGA hat in the promo clip, which is a small blessing for which we can all be grateful. Here’s ...

The Lonely Island to Perform Rare Live Show

Fans of the excellent comedy troupe The Lonely Island who happen to reside in Southern California can rejoice as Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer have announced an extremely rare live show set to take place this weekend. The comedy-rap goofballs are scheduled to headline Comedy Central and Superfly’s Clusterfest in San Francisco next month, but they apparently can’t wait to get in front of an audience. This Sunday (May 27), the guys are performing at what they’re billing as “the first ever warm up show for our first ever concert” in Pasadena. Here’s hoping they play some material from the trio’s mockumentary Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping,  depicting the meteoric rise of the Justin Bieber-style singer Connor4Real, as played by Samberg. They’re not at a loss for setlist f...