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Lady Gaga's beloved French bulldogs were returned safely after her dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was shot during a botched robbery attempt late Wednesday.

Fischer, 30, was shot once in the chest during the robbery. He is in stable condition and recovering at a hospital.

A woman dropped off the dogs at the LAPD's Olympic Community Police Station, just northwest of downtown, around 6 p.m. Friday, said Captain Jonathan Tippett.

Tippett, who heads the elite robbery unit, said the woman was "uninvolved and unassociated" with the violent dognapping incident. He did not say how she came into possession of the pooches.

Lady Gaga's represented arrived at the station and confirmed the two dogs are Koji and Gustav.

Lady Gaga, who is in Rome, Italy filming a movie, shared a slideshow of the missing dogs on Instagram on Friday. She repeated her offer of a $500,000 reward for the return of her dogs -- no questions asked.

"My heart is sick and I am praying my family will be whole again with an act of kindness," she wrote.

Sources close to Gaga tell TMZ she cried "tears of joy" when she heard Koji and Gustav were safe.

It is unclear if the woman who dropped off the dogs is eligible to claim the reward.

In her post, Gaga declared her love for Fischer who nearly gave his life for her dogs.

"I continue to love you Ryan Fischer, you risked your life to fight for our family. You're forever a hero," she wrote in an Instagram post.

Police described the dognappers as two Black males, 20 to 25 years of age. The shooter had blond dreadlocks. They fled the scene in a late model white Nissan Altima.

 

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Eddie Murphy is considering a return to music -- but never with raunchy rapper Megan Thee Stallion.

In the March 11 episode of Tamron Hall, Eddie -- who appears with his daughter Bella -- talked about the much-anticipated sequel Coming 2 America, which premieres on March 5 on Amazon Prime.

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Tamron asked him if he would ever consider recording new music. The comedian peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with his Rick James-produced club hit "Party All the Time" in 1985.

According to Eddie, if he ever did go back into the studio, it wouldn't be with rapper Megan Thee Stallion.

"Megan Thee Stallion?! I'm 59, I can't be doing nothing with no Megan Thee Stallion," he laughs. "You know how crazy I would look doing something with Megan Thee Stallion? I'm gonna be 60 in April. I can't be having Megan Thee Stallion doing her stuff and I'm standing next to her with my old ass playing my guitar.

"I have my first grandchild," he adds of his son Miles' baby girl. "Once you're a grandpa, you can't do no tracks with Megan Thee Stallion."
 

 

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A Florida teenager was found dead in a swamp after his family tracked his iPhone to a nature preserve in Central Florida.

Sumter County officials organized a massive search for 18-year-old Charlie Roberts, Jr., whose phone was tracked to the Green Swamp Wildlife Management Area.

Searchers combed the densely wooded, 50,000 acre swamp that spans three counties.

They used helicopters, ATVs and drones until they found his body Wednesday night, according to People magazine.

Detectives say Roberts was shot to death and his body dumped in the swamp.

On Thursday, detectives arrested David Anthony Gracia, 19, of Lakeland, and charged him with first-degree murder in Roberts' death.

Investigators declined to explain the relationship between Roberts and Gracia.

"I want the person to be prosecuted to the fullest, of course. This was a family member, a child, nobody deserves death," the teen's cousin William Gamble told Fox13.

"What would cause you to want to kill a child? What did he do so wrong that it deserved death... and to be left where he was left at?"

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Tyrese Gibson is already tired of living alone in his Buckhead mansion after splitting from his long-suffering wife, Samantha Lee Gibson.

The 42-year-old Capricorn is going through yet another emotional upheaval in his life.

The "Fast & Furious" star's wife recently filed for divorce. They share a 2-year-old daughter, Soraya.

In an emotional post on Instagram, Tyrese begged God for forgiveness and for an end to the single life:

"With a healing heart I post this..... I am sorry for my sins and sorry for anything I've ever done to anyone rather I'm aware of it or not I just hope you find it in your heart to forgive me..... I have not met my BEST self yet and I know it.... I can't wait to meet the NEW ME!!!!! This single life hits different especially since I could of never ever seen this coming...... Ever.... Back to the basics.... What's your name? Where you from? Who yo momma nem? What you do? What's your credit score? Jesus or Nah? Lol #TheVibes"

The Bible says an apology cannot stand alone. It must be coupled with true contrition, repentance and humility. "The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise."
 

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Twitter users flipped out over a golden statue of former President Donald Trump that arrived at the CPAC conference on Thursday.

The golden statue that depicts Trump wearing American flag shorts and red flip flops was compared by some to the Biblical golden calf.

One Twitter user wrote: "They've literally made a golden calf! This would be a good time for CPAC attendees to read the Second Commandment and Exodus 32..."

But none of the maskless CPAC attendees worshiped the statue. Most people strolled by the golden effigy, as if it wasn't there.

Only liberals are losing their minds over the golden statue on Twitter.

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DaBaby and DaniLeigh are back on the market after realizing their mistake and going their separate ways.

DaniLeigh skyrocketed to fame in February 2016, after she posted a cover of "Down in the DM" by rapper Yo Gotti.

In December, the rapper and R&B singer went public with their relationship. But the chemical attraction fizzled after just two months.

While DaBaby was silent on their breakup, DaniLeigh wants her feelings known.

The 26-year-old singer took to Twitter to explain her mistake in detail this week.

"Can't wait to be disconnected to that situation.... in due time... We all human.. we all make mistakes when we in love and dumb.. but it's all about growing [for real] .. so I'll take my lessons and keep goin .. even with all the hate I receive it's fine… in due time."

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By "hate", she's referring to the catfight she had with DaBaby's baby mama, MeMe, on social media.

MeMe claimed she was never intimated by DaniLeigh's masculine beauty.

"I'm not intimidated by no b*tch when it comes to a n*gga I was with for real. It ain't no smoke, it ain't no nothing, like, honestly that sh*t is nothing new," she said in a video. "You know how many b*tches I don't seen come and go? I hate to say it's normal or it's regular but I mean, it is... I'm not ever worried about no b*tch.

"Plus, I'm secure within myself. I never needeed validation from no n*gga, so I know what I bring to the table. I know what's up with me. I don't know it to have no problem with it [sic]."

DaniLeigh responded, "Lol sad... but ok ..."

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Lady Gaga's dog walker was allegedly targeted for her pricey French bulldogs for ransom, officials say.

Ryan Fischer, 30, who was watching the animals for Gaga while she's away in Rome, Italy, was shot in the chest by dognappers who fled with two of Gaga's dogs, Koji and Gustavo.

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A third dog, Miss Asia (pictured), managed to escape and was recovered by police. A bodyguard was photographed picking up Miss Asia from the police station.

Fischer was walking the three pooches near his Los Angeles home around 10 p.m. Wednesday when he was shot.

According to the Sun newspaper, FBI officials are quietly working with the Los Angeles Police Department detectives on the case.

Investigators are working on the theory that the dogs may have been stolen for ransom.

French bulldogs normally retail from $2,000 to $10,000.

Police are searching for two Black males between the ages of 20 and 25. Fischer's wallet was not stolen and LAPD Capt. Jonathan Tippet told People magazine the dog walker was targeted.

Neighbor Buck Angel, who called 911, told The Sun that "where the attack happened can't just be down to chance."

He said the property where Fischer was attacked by the suspects has "no witnesses that live there" and has "been empty for five years."

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"They had to have chosen that spot to carry out the attack, and those dogs were targeted for ransom, it had to be. They must have wanted to blackmail Lady Gaga for money."

He added that "it wouldn't have been hard to figure out her dog walker's routine."

Lady Gaga is offering $500,000 for the safe return of her dogs -- no questions asked.

But the FBI may have a few questions of their own for the dognappers.

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Bobby Shmurda teased the ladies with a shirtless photo on his first day after being released from a NY prison after serving six years on gang charges.

In the photo shared on Instagram, Shmurda stripped down to a pair of black Ralph Lauren boxer briefs while admiring himself in a mirror.

The one-hit wonder has been on a whirlwind tour since Migos rapper Quavo sent a private jet to pick him up and bring him to Atlanta.

The New York rapper spent time with his goddaughters, hung out with Rowdy Rebel and Quavo, and dropped $100,000 on a diamond chain and bracelet at Icebox jewelry store in Buckhead.

In an interview with GQ's Frazier Tharpe, Shmurda said he is still getting acclimated to life outside prison walls.

"How long I got in the shower?" he asked his friends -- apparently unaware that his showers are no longer timed.

"My spirit's always gon' be up. I used to sleep next to people who had 40 to life," he told Tharpe. "People who've been in there for 30 years and haven't laughed -- I'd have them crying all day. When you got good energy, no matter where you at, you can bring a smile to someone's face."

Shmurda said he Was treated well in jail thanks to his celebrity status. But he still had to get a job to earn perks.

"Even though I'm locked up all the time, I still live good in jail," he said. "Since [age] 12. You get the best treatment in jail when you get a job. Wanna shower five times a week instead of three? Get a job. Eat better? Get a job. More phone time? Get a job. But they kept firing my ass when they realized I was just doing it to stay on the phone."
 

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Less than one month into his presidency, Joe Biden ordered an airstrike on Eastern Syria, killing 22.

U.S. airstrikes targeted Iran-backed bases in Syria, the Pentagon announced late Thursday.

According to the Associated Press, the airstrikes were "recommended" to Biden by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.

"I'm confident in the target that we went after, we know what we hit," Austin told reporters on Thursday, according to the Associated Press.

The news struck fear into the hearts of many Americans who enjoyed four war-free years under former President Donald Trump.

Even before the airstrikes in Syria, dozens of Democrats pressured Biden to give up his sole authority to launch nuclear weapons as commander in chief.

All presidents have the sole authority to launch nuclear weapons, but Biden's own party wants him to give up that authority.

Rep. Jimmy Panetta, Democrat-Calif., said Monday in a tweet that he is "calling on" Biden "to install checks [and] balances in our nuclear command-and-control structure."

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The briefcase containing the nuclear codes -- dubbed the "nuclear football" -- was not handed off to Biden by his predecessor, Trump, as per tradition, since Trump declined to attend Biden's inauguration in January.

Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi previously expressed concern over the nuclear codes when Republican President Donald Trump was in office.

But this time she is asking Biden to relinquish the nuclear codes, presumably due to his declining mental status.

"While any president would presumably consult with advisors before ordering a nuclear attack, there is no requirement to do so," wrote Panetta in his letter. "The military is obligated to carry out the order if they assess it is legal under the laws of war. Under the current posture of U.S. nuclear forces, that attack would happen in minutes."

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Dog walking companies in Hollywood have increased security and dog walkers are arming themselves after Lady Gaga's dog walker was shot and her beloved French bulldogs stolen.

Two of the singer's dogs -- Koji and Gustav -- are still missing. A third French bulldog, Miss Asia, escaped and was recovered by police.

TMZ contacted dog walking companies in the Hollywood area to get their thoughts on the violent dognapping incident that occurred late Wednesday.

Several companies said they're increasing security and changing their dog walking schedules to prevent a repeat of what happened to Gaga's pups.

Anna Marie Arredondo, owner of Happy Heart Pet Care in WeHo, tells TMZ she's applying for a concealed carry permit.

She also plans to take jiu-jitsu classes to protect herself and her clients' pets. All nighttime walks will take place in well-lit, highly-trafficked areas.

Renee Lutz, owner of Fetch! Pet Care in the Hollywood Hills, tells TMZ she's giving all 38 of her dog walkers pepper spray and flashlights. She's also canceling nighttime walks.

All the owners TMZ spoke to said they'll continue to walk French Bulldogs -- a coveted breed that retail for $3,000 to $10,000.

TMZ obtained horrifying surveillance camera video that captured the shooting of Ryan Fischer, 30, and the dog abduction.

Lady Gaga's team confirmed to PEOPLE that Gaga "wanted" the surveillance video "to be seen to catch the shooter and recover her dogs."

She offered $500,000 for the safe return of her pets.

Fischer, who was shot once in the chest, is listed in critical but stable condition at an area hospital.
 

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