THE OTHER STUFF . . .
Justin Bieber is catching all the feels after his engagement to Hailey Baldwin, and the question now is -- which ones were on display during this phone call? The Biebs was spotted outside his fiancee's Brooklyn apartment Tuesday -- shortly before they hopped in a chopper to visit her mom and dad, Stephen Baldwin. He's definitely having an emotional reaction to the phone convo, but hard to tell if he's laughing or crying. Whatever the topic ... he does seem kinda stressed by it. We know papa Baldwin's already given his blessing, so we doubt Justin was anxious about going to hang with his in-laws-to-be. It's been a whirlwind of an engagement since he popped the question in the Bahamas over the past weekend. Maybe the guy just needed a breather. (TMZ)
Imagine you're the server assigned to this table ... LeBron James, Al Pacino and Leonardo DiCaprio -- who gets to order first?! That was the situation at Avra Beverly Hills on Wednesday night -- where the newest L.A. Lakers star broke bread with two of the most powerful men in Hollywood. And, get this ... it seems Leonardo DiCaprio tried to run interference for Al and Bron -- because after the meal, Leo went out the front while the other two guys went out the back! Of course, Leo is a massive Lakers fan who's been a regular at Staples Center over the years -- maybe Pacino is a fan of "Trainwreck"? BTW -- LeBron's business partner, Maverick Carter, was also there (in the jean jacket) ... so yeah, this dinner was more business than pleasure. No word on who paid (or expensed) the bill. It's Bron's second big celebrity dinner since he's come to town -- he had sushi with Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson earlier this week. Still hasn't dined with his Lakers teammates yet ... (TMZ)
Tristan Thompson Dances With Baby True in Khloe Kardashian's Sweet Video. Baby True Thompson got her groove on with a little help from dad. Thanks to an adorable new video shared by new mama Khloe Kardashian on social media, fans got to see her 2-month-old daughter on the move in the arms of her famous dad, Tristan Thompson. The father-daughter duo got to slow dancing as Khloe videotaped nearby. The moment was the epitome of sweetness as Thompson kissed his little one and held her pint-sized arm. The couple have definitely been keeping busy since landing in Los Angeles last month. Just recently on Monday night, the pair stepped out for a double dinner date at Nobu with fellow celebrity duo LeBron James and his wife Savannah Brinson. Love was in the air on the way back home as the couple shared a kiss in the car. Meanwhile, it seems like the basketball pro has been bit by a dancing bug because he has been rocking to the music this week, first jamming along in the car with Kardashian and now with his adorable daughter. As they've forged ahead in their family life together following Thompson's cheating scandal, the reality star recently also had to return to work last week for the first time since giving birth. While the mogul revealed she was anxious about having to leave her daughter to resume work on her denim line, Khloe had the support of Thompson, who she called a "great daddy." "He has done all the feedings while I am gone, so shout-out to all the good dads out there," she told fans on social media. From the looks of this new clip, their father-daughter bond is booming. (Eonline)
Nicki Minaj gives Cardi B $5,000 gift basket for baby Kulture. It's a Bardi basket. Soon after Cardi B announced that she and husband Offset had welcomed a baby girl named Kulture Kiari Cephus, Nicki Minaj headed to LA baby store Petit Tresor and purchased a $5,000 gift basket for the new parents, The Blast reported. Rapper Minaj reportedly requested the basket be "as girly as possible," stuffed with some of the store's most popular items, including luxury seasonal clothes, dolls and stuffed animals. It also included a sterling silver rattle. She had the present shipped to the rapper couple's Atlanta residence. Minaj's luxurious gift to Cardi comes after they ended their feud, which came about when Minaj claimed her verse on "Motorsport" was cut shorter to make room for Cardi. (PageSix)
Stormy Daniels is now in the crosshairs of Columbus, Ohio prosecutors ... and our sources say the cops were gunning for her. A source connected with the club where Stormy performed tells TMZ, the undercover vice officers waited in the back of the club for Stormy to take the stage, and it looked clear to her they were gunning for Trump's nemesis. That said, we have reviewed court records and found that cops have amped up enforcement of the law this year. The law -- which prohibits nude or semi-nude strippers from allowing patrons to touch them -- was passed in 2007. Up until 2017, there were a total of 21 arrests. In 2018, Stormy is the 23rd stripper to be arrested under the law, so it's clear cops are cracking down. Two other strippers at the club were arrested along with Stormy. (TMZ)
Stormy Daniels can chalk this one up as a quickie -- the charges from her Columbus, Ohio strip club arrest have already been dropped. Prosecutors say the "touching" statute only applies to strippers who "regularly appear" at the establishment. Stormy was merely a featured guest dancer, so she's in the clear. As we reported ... Stormy was arrested Wednesday night after motorboating an undercover police officer while performing at Sirens. According to police docs, Stormy put both hands-on Officer Mary Praither's butt and breasts, and then put her breasts in the officer's face. A judge has already signed off on the dismissal of charges. Stormy's lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said the incident reeked of a sting operation. TMZ broke the story ... sources connected with the club tell us the undercover officers waited in the back of the club for Stormy to take the stage, appearing as if they were gunning for her. However, police say they were there investigating complaints of alleged prostitution and drug activity. They say two other strippers, who were also arrested, were the first offenders -- motorboating and groping Officer Praither. They say Stormy's touchy-feely performance came later -- around 11:30 PM -- and she actually motorboated all 3 undercover cops, not just Praither. After Stormy's performance, she and the other 2 were arrested at the same time. (TMZ)