Eric Nelson is defending Derek Chauvin in trial — but another attorney with the same name as Chauvin’s lawyer is getting mistaken for him… and it’s causing a whole lot of grief, and potential danger. Eric C. Nelson — a Minneapolis-based family law attorney — tells TMZ … people think he’s the Eric Nelson defending…

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Play video content Exclusive TMZ.com President Biden saying he’s “praying the verdict is the right verdict” in Derek Chauvin‘s murder trial is a breath of fresh air for Rev. Al Sharpton, who believes the Prez didn’t do anything wrong by weighing in … and showing he’s human. The Rev. joined “TMZ Live” Tuesday shortly before…

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Play video content Snapchat Swae Lee is finally hearing from his brother facing a first-degree murder charge in his father’s death … and TMZ has the first look at their phone call from jail, and it’s powerful. The rapper and his mother, Bernadette Walker, got super emotional as they dialed up her son, Michael Sullivan,…

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The teenager whose video was seen ’round the world of George Floyd being murdered by Derek Chauvin has spoken on the guilty verdict that just came down … and she’s elated. 17-year-old Darnella Frazier just reacted to the news Chauvin was found guilty on all 3 counts, and now faces a max sentence of 40…

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President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are reacting to the guilty verdict that was just handed down in the Derek Chauvin murder trial. Play video content In the courthouse hallway moments after the verdict, President Biden called the Floyd family and expressed his feelings that justice was served. A Minneapolis jury just found…

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Kourtney Kardashian is the queen of risqué this week — first she was sucking on Travis Barker‘s thumb for the ‘Gram … now she’s openly asking the public about rough sex. KK posted a very racy pic — a photo of herself, it seems, that captures her lower half, fully unbuttoned and fairly exposed near…

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New York native Rachel True was already a blazin’ star when she landed the role as the anti-ganja girlfriend Mary Jane Potman — who is dating the Mr. Nice Guy weed dealing Thurgood Jenkins — in the classic 1998 marijuana movie “Half Baked.” For those of you with some short-term memory loss Rachel shared the…

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Michael Richards allegedly pulled off a caper some people might call Kramer-ish — cutting down a neighbor’s 30-year-old trees … but they’re not laughing, in fact, they’re suing the “Seinfeld” star and his wife. Maxine Adams is suing Kramer and his wife, Beth Skipp, claiming they sauntered over to her Pacific Palisades property on April…

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Play video content Breaking News Fox 9 The judge presiding over Derek Chauvin‘s murder trial is openly chiding Rep. Maxine Waters for seemingly stoking unrest over the case … and even said she’s opened the door for Chauvin to appeal the verdict. Defense attorney Eric Nelson brought up the issue after closing arguments wrapped and…

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Jim Steinman, who wrote and produced huge hits for Meat Loaf, Air Supply, Celine Dion and Bonnie Tyler, is dead … TMZ has learned. Steinman died Monday in Connecticut, according to the state’s medical examiner. The cause of death is unclear. We do know it appears it was sudden … there was a medical emergency…

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Play video content AmenClinic / YouTube AnnaLynne McCord is not ashamed to admit she struggles with mental health problems — specifically revealing her diagnosis for dissociative identity disorder. The former “Nip/Tuck” and “90201” star announced she has what used to be commonly referred to as multiple personality disorder during a sit-down interview with Amen Clinics…

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Hardcore “Cobra Kai” fans listen up … if ya wanna live in Daniel LaRusso’s mansion now’s the time to act ’cause the crib just hit the market. First thing’s first … the 6-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom home is NOT in Encino, CA. It’s actually in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta, GA. That, of course, means tons of…

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Play video content Exclusive TMZ.com Donald Trump‘s apparently a big fan of Waka Flocka Flame‘s charity work … because the former President recognized the rapper with a lifetime achievement award. We are told Waka’s award is for his humanitarianism and philanthropy as a volunteer for the Chicago non-profit Daughter of Destiny. Waka received the Trump…

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Britney Spears told fans directly that she’s fine and more than happy — but they still don’t believe her, suspecting she’s being forced to say so. Fans have been buzzing since Britney’s video late last week in which she said herself she IS okay, and she’s just taking some time off professionally as she enjoys…

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Matthew McConaughey only has one path to victory over Greg Abbott if he’s serious about running for governor of Texas, and that’s to hitch his wagon to the Democrat Party right away … so says the Chair of the Texas Democrats. Gilberto Hinojosa tells TMZ … he truly believes the “Dallas Buyers Club” star and…

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Play video content Exclusive TMZSports.com How did Jake Paul celebrate his brutal butt whoopin’ on Ben Askren?? VERSACE MANSION RAGER FOR THE AGES, BABY!!! The undefeated YouTuber-turned-boxing superstar hosted his closest friends — and really anyone else looking to party — for a big shindig at Gianni Versace‘s famed former digs in Miami on Sunday…

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Walter Mondale, the influential former Senator, Vice President and Democratic nominee for president, is dead. Mondale, who served as President Jimmy Carter‘s veep from 1977 to 1981, died Monday in Minneapolis … according to his family. Known as Fritz to loved ones, friends and voters, Mondale was the Democratic nominee for president in 1984 after…

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Demi Lovato isn’t backing down in her diet food war with a frozen yogurt shop — she’s now warning the store about messing with her … but also walking back her comments a bit, saying she was having a really bad day. The singer continued going back and forth with The Bigg Chill — the…

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4:17 PM PT — Disturbing new details in the Sterling Brown incident … he was “jumped” outside a Miami nightclub late Sunday night, according to Shams Charania. During the incident, Brown was hit in the head with a bottle, according to Shams … but is expected to make a full recovery. 3:46 PM PT —…

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Scottie Pippen has revealed his oldest son Antron Pippen has passed away on Sunday. He was only 33. “I’m heartbroken to share that yesterday, I said goodbye to my firstborn son Antron. The two of us shared a love for basketball and we had countless conversations about the game.” Scottie continued, “Antron suffered from chronic…

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Play video content Exclusive TMZ.com Lil Yachty doesn’t think boycotts in Georgia will help change new, oppressive voting laws in his home state … but he’s got advice for people worried about getting to the polls. We got the Atlanta rapper leaving dinner at Delilah in WeHo and asked about the impact of Major League…

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“Lucifer” star Tom Ellis and his screenwriter wife, Meaghan Oppenheimer, got a devil of a scare in the mail … cops are investigating a strange package sent to the couple. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … someone sent a glitter package last month to Tom and Meaghan’s Los Angeles home, and we’re told the couple…

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There was another officer-involved shooting in Minnesota this weekend, but it wasn’t at all the kind that people have been protesting over … not even close. Burnsville Police say their officers first encountered a suspected car thief Sunday driving a vehicle with stolen plates, which he crashed. BPD says they were notified this same individual…

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