Tim Tebow has some MAJOR support from a big huge Philadelphia mega-icon -- Sylvester Stallone -- who tells TMZ Sports Tim shouldn't just make the Eagles roster ... HE SHOULD START!!!!
'Love and Hip Hop' Star
Charged in Uber Driver
9/4/2015 4:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
'Love and Hip Hop' star Teairra Mari just learned a tough lesson -- you can get charged for not getting a phone charge.
You might remember ... Mari allegedly went nuts on an Uber driver in July after he refused to let her charge her cellphone. The driver claims Mari began to punch him and stole his charger -- forcing him to pull over.
Prosecutors bought the driver's story and on Friday Mari was charged with battery and theft -- both misdemeanors. She was also hit with a vandalism charge but it's not clear where that came from.
Mari faces possible jail time, where at least she won't have to worry about her phone's battery life.
Friend Praised During Emmy Speech ...
Busted for Improper Relationship with Student
9/4/2015 1:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The man "Big Bang Theory" star Jim Parsons singled out for praise during his Emmy acceptance speech in 2010 has been arrested for having an improper relationship with his high school student -- a felony.
42-year-old Greg Stanley -- who was Parsons' roommate in college and longtime friend -- was arrested in College Station, Texas after a 17-year-old complained Stanley lured him to his home last month, served him alcohol and sexually assaulted him.
Stanley was a theater arts teacher at College Station High School, where the 17-year-old attended.
According to cops, a conversation after the incident between Stanley and the 17-year-old was recorded, in which Stanley reportedly said he would give the boy a prominent position within a student organization "if we could just move on."
As for why Stanley wasn't charged with child molestation ... the age of consent in Texas is 17.
Stanley has been placed on administrative leave.
A rep for Parsons tells TMZ, "They were friends but have not been in contact for several years."
Rosie O'Donnell's Daughter
Judge Clears Way for Reunion ...
With Child Endangerment Defendant
9/4/2015 12:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rosie O'Donnell's daughter Chelsea can reunite with the guy who was arrested for sending her obscene messages.
A judge had issued a no contact order, prohibiting 25-year-old Steven Sheerer from having any contact with the then 17-year old, who ran off to be with him.
But here's the twist. Chelsea just turned 18, so she's an adult ... free to make her own decisions.
That does not mean by any stretch the charges against Sheerer will go away. He claims he believed she was of consenting age because she was on his 18 and older Tinder feed.
Luke Warm on Gay Marriage
9/4/2015 12:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Caitlyn Jenner stunned a lot of people during a recent taping of 'Ellen,' saying she was opposed to gay marriage for a long time but now she's just ok with it.
Ellen was on her game, challenging Caitlyn who said she was a traditionalist for a long time but eventually decided she had no business standing in the way of someone's happiness.
She sounded very tentative, and Ellen pressed. The best Caitlyn could muster was, "I'm ok with it."
Heir to Frito-Lay Potato Chips
9/4/2015 10:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Carter Lay, an heir to the Frito-Lay potato chip empire, was found dead in his L.A. home Thursday.
Cops tell TMZ they got a call around noon for an unconscious male. When they arrived they found Carter in his bedroom, unresponsive. CPR failed and he was pronounced dead on the scene.
Carter was the grandson of Herman Lay -- the founder of Frito-Lay. The company is valued at $13.1 billion, according to Forbes.
An autopsy is underway. We're told there is nothing suspicious surrounding his death.
A friend of Lay tells TMZ he recently beat leukemia.
Carter, who has 2 kids, was 44.
No Place in My Life for Tramps
9/4/2015 11:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Khloe Kardashian has deep love for her dad, but she's glad he's finally getting off her butt.
Khloe posted a video of a laser removing the "Daddy" ink honoring her late father Robert Kardashian. Nothing against her pops ... just the geography.
It'll take 7-12 trips to the removalist for the whole thing to disappear.
She better get started on that Lamar ink on her wrist ... STAT!
Her Death ...
One Year Later
9/4/2015 10:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Joan Rivers died a year ago today, and a lot has happened:
2. The feds blocked the clinic from getting Medicare and Medicaid payments.
3. The New State Dept. of Health determined the clinic screwed up by administering an improper amount of propofol to Joan. The Dept. also concluded Yorkville's crash cart was lacking a certain drug that could have helped save Joan's life.
4. Joan's personal doctor, Dr. Gwen Korovin, was also put on the hot seat. The Dept. of Heath said Korovin was in the operating room without authorization, despite her claims she was invited. Melissa's suing her as well.
5. A big deal was made of the fact that someone took a selfie during the ill-fated procedure. Dr. Korovin claims she had no idea another doctor was taking a pic, but Melissa says the photo was taken at Korovin's behest.
Hot Stadium Visit From Gisele
... After Deflategate Victory
9/4/2015 10:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
What better way to celebrate kicking the NFL's ass ... than by celebrating with your smokin' hot supermodel wife?!?
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Judge, Please Don't Shut Off My Electric
9/4/2015 10:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
50 Cent does not want to suffer in the dark ... which is why he's asking a bankruptcy judge to keep the utility company from shutting down his massive unit.
50's in a corner ... the bankruptcy judge has him in a straitjacket, prohibiting the mogul from paying even the most basic bills without court approval. He's asking for permission to pay his electric, gas, trash removal, cable, Internet and phone bills so he doesn't get shut down.
We're thinking ... don't air condition the whole house ... you're in bankruptcy!
Breaks Up with Money Team Boxer
... We Never Got to Bang
9/4/2015 9:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Brutal McDonald's Beatdown
9/4/2015 9:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A Louisiana teen could face Mc-Jail time after a video surfaced of her violently pulling a McDonald's employee through a drive-thru window.
17-year-old Kailin Holland was arrested and booked for second degree battery. Cops say they used the video and witnesses to track down Holland and 3 passengers who they say were instigators.
It appears Holland had long-standing beef with the Mickey D's employee.
Holland's 3 passengers have been ordered to appear in court for disturbing the peace and battery.
No break today for them.
Tracy Morgan Got $90 Million from Walmart
9/4/2015 9:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tracy's rep tells TMZ, the terms of Tracy's settlement with Walmart are confidential, adding, "Tracy has had no contact with Mr. Wayans since before the accident so there is no way he would be able to know this and thus is false."
Damon Wayans dropped a bombshell on Charlamagne Tha God's show, The Breakfast Club, saying Tracy Morgan settled his lawsuit with Walmart for $90 million. It was previously reported the money would be paid out over 5 years.
Damon casually mentioned the figure during a discussion about comedians who have the financial independence to do comedy on their own terms.
When you watch the clip, it's pretty clear this was not a premeditated statement ... it came out of Damon's mouth as stream of consciousness.
Business Insider reported on Monday Tracy bought a $14 million home in New Jersey.
Morgan was severely injured in the crash caused by a Walmart truck driver more than a year ago. He suffered brain and other injuries but has bounced back remarkably.