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Montana Politician Greg Gianforte Body Slams Reporter

5/24/2017 5:22 PM PDT

6:20 PM PT -- Jacobs called cops after Gianforte's alleged attack to report an assault, and is reportedly getting X-rays on his elbow at a local hospital.

Gianforte's camp just released a statement ... they claim Jacobs entered the office without permission and began aggressively asking questions, and when Greg tried to grab the phone pushed in his face, Jacobs "grabbed Greg's wrist, and spun away from Greg, pushing them both to the ground."A Montana politician running for congressional office body slammed a reporter ... and the sounds of the scuffle were caught on audio tape.

Greg Gianforte -- who's gunning for a House seat in Congress in the 2018 election -- slammed Guardian reporter, Ben Jacobs, Wednesday in Bozeman, Montana during an event ... around local TV crews, at that. He then yelled to "Get the hell out of here!"

Jacobs tweeted about the incident, saying Gianforte "broke my glasses." 

The reporter's question about the GOP healthcare bill seemed to spark the attack, but it's unclear if Gianforte faced any repercussions. Jacobs was quick to get the audio to the Guardian, which posted it soon after.

Jacobs also shared a photo of his broken glasses ... as he was being taken away in an ambulance.

Michael Jordan '84 Olympics Shoes Up For Bidding Could Fetch $100k+!!

5/24/2017 4:19 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Michael Jordan's hand-signed 1984 Olympics kicks are up for grabs ... and their final price tag could reach more than 6 figures!!

One week after M.J.'s red Team U.S.A. jersey from the same Olympics hit the auction block, SCP Auctions is showcasing the highly-coveted Converse sneakers.

The kicks are ultra-rare 'cause shortly after the Olympics, His Airness signed with Nike.

The size 13 shoes are considered to be in great condition, despite the wear and tear of game use ... and feature Jordan's original autograph.

The auction starts today ... and SPC tell us the sneakers could bring in over $100K.

No word whether the kicks will give you "Like Mike" Bow Wow hoopin' skills ... but still, super cool.

Sandra Bullock Stalker Gets Probation But There's a Silver Lining for Her

5/24/2017 2:54 PM PDT
Breaking News

Sandra Bullock's worst nightmare -- the guy she found standing in her hallway in the middle of the night -- copped a plea in the felony stalking and burglary case ... he won't be going to jail, but the punishment is actually comforting to Sandra.

The judge gave Joshua Corbett 5 years of probation and ordered him to continue getting in-patient treatment at a mental health facility. Corbett broke into Bullock's home back in 2014 ... and she actually came face-to-face with him after she was awakened by a loud noise.

Bullock made an understandably panicked 911 call after barricading herself in her room ... which was played in court.

Here's why probation is comforting to Bullock ... up until now, all she had was a restraining order which does no good if the person restrained has mental issues and doesn't take his or her meds. No one's monitoring the person who's the subject of the restraining order.

Now that Corbett is on probation, he'll be monitored by a probation officer who can keep tabs on him and make sure he takes his meds. Typically, someone who takes the required meds becomes harmless.

For safe measure, the judge ordered Corbett to stay clear of Sandra for 10 years.

Barry White's Son Sues My Dad's Widow Can't Get Enough of His Dough

5/24/2017 2:15 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Barry White's son is almost broke and nearly homeless ... and he claims it's all because he's getting the raw end of the deal from his father's trust.

Darryl White is suing the legendary singer's estate and Barry's widow, Glodean White, saying she promised he'd get his fair cut, IF he agreed to not sue her to challenge the amount of money he was getting.

Darryl says Glodean never let him see the will after Barry died in 2003, instead it was more like ... trust me.

In docs, obtained by TMZ, he says he agreed and got payments up until September 2015. Darryl, who's a singer himself, believes Glodean is using up his father's dough to support her lavish lifestyle. He's suing to finally get a look at the will, and a proper accounting of what he's due.

We've reached out to Barry's estate and Glodean, so far no word back.

Manchester United Dedicates Title To Victims After Winning Europa League

5/24/2017 2:38 PM PDT
Breaking News

Manchester United dedicated their Europa League title to the 22 people who died in the arena attack earlier this week.

Man U just beat Ajax 2-0 to win the title (it's a big deal) ... and Paul Pogba, the team's star player, said the win was for the deceased victims.

"We went out focused to win and we won for Manchester and the country," ... "We played for the people who died."

There was a moment of silence before the game, and Ajax and Man U both wore black armbands in support of the victims of the attack.

Melania Trump Okay, Okay ... I'll Do It for God

5/24/2017 1:53 PM PDT

Put another feather in Michelangelo's cap -- dude got the First Lady to hold President Trump's hand.

Melania and the Prez held hands under Michelangelo's "The Last Judgment" fresco above the altar of the Sistine Chapel.

The First Couple toured the landmark Wednesday during their visit with Pope Francis.

The momentous occasion comes after Melania twice denied her husband earlier this week, when he reached for her hand in public. First in Israel and then when they landed in Rome.

The Lord works in mysterious ways.

Manchester Bombing Screws, Backpack and Acid Battery Photos Surface

5/24/2017 1:41 PM PDT
Breaking News

Pics of what appear to be the remnants of the backpack bomb that exploded in the foyer of Manchester Arena have surfaced ... and they show the nuts, screws and trigger used to kill 22 people and injure 59.

You see pieces of the blue Karrimor backpack -- where the bomb was placed, and what appears to be the trigger switch ... found in the bomber's left hand. There's a 12-volt, lead acid battery, the power source.

The photos give a sense of the bomb's power ... it was the deadliest terror attack in the UK since 2005.

Manchester Arena Explosion Bev Hills Doctors Offer Victims Free Surgeries

5/24/2017 1:14 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The surviving victims of the Manchester Arena explosion have a new ally ... 5,000 miles from the UK.

Face Forward -- a Beverly Hills-based non-profit that helps survivors of violent and disfiguring crimes -- has sprung into action after the nail bomb killed 22 and injured 59.

Face Forward is offering victims free facial reconstructive surgeries. Face Forward is also offering airfare, accommodations, anesthesiologists, medicine and an after-care nurse. The team includes surgeons, doctors, dentists and therapists.

The org's been around for a decade now with big celebs -- from Sharon Stone and Nelly to "Sugar" Shane Mosley -- touting its work.

Some of the most extreme examples ... reconstructive surgery for a Kenyan boy whose face was distorted after he was beaten at an orphanage, and a domestically abused woman who needed to have her jaw wired shut for a year.

Their families can contact the organization here.

Laird Hamilton Sharks Sniff Out Women On Periods (Science Be Damned)

5/24/2017 12:33 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Surfing legend Laird Hamilton has some simple, and possibly controversial, shark advice -- if you're a woman and you're on your period, stay outta the water ... 'cause you're gonna get bit.

We got Laird in Malibu, naturally, and asked him about the rash of shark sightings on SoCal beaches lately. He downplayed the danger ... well, unless you're a woman.

Look, Laird's like the closest thing to a real-life Aquaman -- it's rare to catch him on land -- so he qualifies as an expert on water activities. He also did NOT seem to be kidding about these tips for avoiding sharks.

That being said ... we can't find any scientific studies to back up some of what he's saying here. So, you might wanna take it with a grain of sea salt.

On the other hand ...

Jamie Foxx Oprah Saved Me From Alcohol

5/24/2017 12:33 PM PDT

Jamie Foxx was on a fast track to blowing his career after he made the movie "Ray" ... and Oprah told him so and scared him straight.

The Academy Award-winning actor went on "The Howard Stern Show" and confessed he was drinking and partying way too much back in 2005 when Oprah staged what amounts to an intervention.

O called him and told Jamie straight-up he was ruining his career, saying, "All of this gallivanting and all this kind of s**t that's not what you want to do. I want to take you somewhere."

Jamie met Oprah at Quincy Jones' house after the call for a come-to-Jesus moment, where Sidney Poitier and other black Hollywood actors were on hand to push Jamie toward more sober and responsible living.

Unclear whether he went to rehab, but whatever he did worked. Jamie went on to win the Best Actor Oscar for "Ray."

The Joker Look-Alike Busted Allegedly Pointed Gun at Drivers

5/24/2017 12:48 PM PDT

The Joker has been arrested ... again ... this time well outside the Gotham City limits.

29-year-old Lawrence Patrick Sullivan -- whose face is tatted up like Batman's archenemy -- was busted in Miami Tuesday after allegedly pointing a loaded gun at drivers passing an apartment complex.

Responding officers say they found Sullivan with a loaded Smith & Wesson handgun in his pocket. Cops were responding to multiple calls earlier in the day about an armed man who resembled the Joker.

He was booked for carrying a concealed firearm, and bail was set for $5,000.

Stand down, Bruce Wayne.

Live Nation Offers Refunds For England Concerts

5/24/2017 11:15 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Live Nation is sympathetic to people who bought tickets for concerts in England, offering them refunds if they're too scared to attend ... TMZ has learned.

Sources at Live Nation tell us refunds will be available for UK concerts featuring Katy Perry, Iron Maiden, KISS, Robbie Williams, Phil Collins, Depeche Mode, and James Arthur. BTW, Senator Bernie Sanders also has a show scheduled at 02 Academy Brixton, and it's sold out.

Our sources say Live Nation has not made a decision on refunds for other countries, but they are having discussions at offices worldwide ... and they expect to come up with a policy soon.

The decision to refund tickets in England is partly because of the attack at the Ariana Grande concert and partly because the Prime Minister has made it clear ... another attack seems imminent.

One Live Nation source tells TMZ, "We've gotten about a thousand media calls but very few consumer calls asking for refunds."

Dani Mathers Convicted in Body Shaming Case

5/24/2017 11:02 AM PDT
Breaking News

Former Playboy Playmate Dani Mathers has a choice ... either go to jail or do some hard labor, as her punishment for secretly taking a pic of an elderly woman in a gym locker room and then shaming her on social media.

Mathers was in court Wednesday and copped a plea in her criminal invasion of privacy case. The judge told Mathers she could pick door #1 or door #2.

Door #1: 45 days in jail and 36 months probation.

Door #2: 30 days graffiti removal ... again with 36 months probation.

She chose door #2.

You'll recall Dani took a pic of a naked, 71-year-old woman at an LA Fitness and then posted the pic on Snapchat with caption, "If I can't unsee this then you can't either."

The judge didn't lecture Dani ... it was all business.

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