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John Wetteland Ex-World Series MVP Arrested for Child Sexual Abuse

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John Wetteland — the former closer for the New York Yankees — was arrested in Denton County, Texas on Monday on suspicion of child sex abuse … official records show. 

Details surrounding the alleged incident are unclear — but the charge specifies that the alleged victim is under the age of 14. 

The 52-year-old right-hander was booked and posed for a mug shot. He was later released on $ 25,000 bond. 

We’re reaching out to law enforcement to find out more. 

Wetteland was a star back in the day — he was the MVP of the 1996 World Series, helping his Yankee squad defeat the Atlanta Braves. He posted all 4 saves for the Yanks during that series. 

He was also a 3-time All Star during his 12-year MLB career … during which he played for the Dodgers, Rangers and Expos. 

During his Yankees career, Mariano Rivera was his set-up guy. 

He later went to on to serve as a bullpen coach for the Washington Nationals. 

Story developing … 

‘Coming to America’ Star John Amos Cleo McDowell’s Hungry For Sequel … Here’s My Burger Pitch!!!

EXCLUSIVE

John Amos is craving the opportunity to work with Eddie Murphy once again on the upcoming “Coming to America 2” … and he’s got a delicious reason why he should reprise his role as Prince Akeem’s boss.

We spoke to John, who plays McDowell’s owner Cleo McDowell in the OG film, after news broke Friday that Craig Brewer is coming on board to direct the sequel … and John gives us his pitch for why he belongs in the reboot. Disclaimer: you might get hungry after listening to John’s wild ideas.

It’s interesting … John tells us he hasn’t been formally contacted to come back for seconds, even though Paramount Pictures is reportedly intent on bringing back the original cast, which includes Shari Headley, Arsenio Hall and James Earl Jones

Watch … John is bubbling with ideas for the sequel, if and when the producers hit his line.

Emily Blunt & John Krasinski Drop $11 Mil for Full-Floor Spread

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski have an entire floor in an NYC luxury apartment building all to themselves — but it didn’t come cheap … and their work ain’t over yet. 

The couple spent around $ 11 million this past summer to close on two units in Brooklyn Heights’ swanky Standish building — where Matt Damon once spent upwards of $ 16 mil for a penthouse. Em and John don’t quite touch his number, but it’s close.

The two apartments — which are adjacent to each other — take up the entire eighth floor. While it’s not set in stone just yet … chances are, John and Emily are gonna be knocking down some walls to have one giant home.

The square footage of the units isn’t listed, but if it’s anything like the entire 10th floor unit — which is reportedly 5,000 square feet — the couple will have plenty of space for themselves and their two kids. It also comes with all the bells and whistles you’d expect … a doorman, an elevator, a concierge, a gym and lots more.

John and Emily appear to be fleeing the West Coast and relocating in New York — they’ve already unloaded two homes in L.A. over the past couple of years.

Welcome to the City, you two.

‘Shark Tank’ Star Daymond John Hey R. Kelly, Go Kill Yourself … But Do It in Prison!!!

R. Kelly really should off himself in the wake of the Lifetime docuseries, but he should wait until after he gets sent to prison … so says Daymond John

In what might be the harshest take yet on “Surviving R. Kelly” … the “Shark Tank” star absolutely tore into the R&B singer, saying Kelly should kill himself. However, he first wants to see Kelly convicted for his alleged crimes.

He tweeted Sunday, “Watching #SurvivingRKelley. I am so sick to my damn stomach! Hey @rkelly , please don’t take your life now that we all know how f***ing disgusting you are. Thats way too easy!” 

Daymond goes on … “Make amends with the victims and the families, serve your time and then kill yourself while in jail.” 

He’s just the latest celeb to take aim at Kelly in the aftermath of Lifetime’s program which featured multiple women who alleged sexual abuse and worse on camera. Jada Pinkett Smith has spoken out, as has Tank … and many others.

John Cena ‘Bumblebee,’ Snacks & Fist Bumps! For My Make-A-Wish Kiddos

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John Cena once again transformed himself into Make-A-Wish‘s biggest hero … treating a bunch of kids to a private screening of his new blockbuster flick.

The WWE superstar (along with the good folks at Make-A-Wish) rented out a private theater for 21 kids to see “Bumblebee” in NYC on Thursday … and judging from the footage, everyone was stoked! 

Each kid got swag bags, snacks and drinks and some time to hang with their favorite action hero/wrestling star.

Some of the kids even busted out Cena’s legendary “You Can’t See Me” move with John right on the red carpet!! 

Later on, Cena took some of the kids to the Empire State Building where they posed for more pics — took in the sights — and hung out with John’s “Bumblebee” costar, Hailee Steinfeld.  

By the way, this wasn’t some one-off thing for Cena — dude holds the record for most wishes granted to Make-A-Wish. MORE THAN 500!!