Josh Shaw was aggressively confronted by a teammate in the USC locker Monday morning -- with the player screaming at Shaw to "come clean" about the false hero story ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Mariah & Adele
Top Colosseum Wish List
As Celine Bows Out
4 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Mariah Carey could pull a Britney Spears by taking her kids to Vegas and pulling down a huge paycheck to do shows there -- as Caesars Palace eyes huge new names to put on its marquee.
TMZ has learned the Colosseum -- where Celine Dion has had a residency for years -- would love to sign soon-to-be single Mariah for a very lucrative weekend engagement. Our sources say the offer that went out was $750k for two shows!
We're told the Colosseum's operator, AEG is targeting a bunch of other heavy hitters too, including ... Adele, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, Prince, and Bruce Springsteen.
Comedians Chris Rock and Chelsea Handler -- who both sell out bigger arenas than the Colosseum which seats about 4,300 -- are also wanted.
We're told this dream list was put together long before Celine's recent announcement she was taking a leave of absence until next spring to be with her ailing husband.
As it turns out, there will be plenty of open dates to fill. So far no one's signed on the dotted line.
Those Aren't Playmates ...
They're Trashy Escorts!!
14 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Playboy is trying to shut down a Canadian escort service for calling their chicks-for-hire "Playmates" -- a term Playboy says is legally reserved for its "girl next door" types ... not hookers.
Playboy blasts PleasurePlaymates.com in a new lawsuit, claiming the bunny brand is being tarnished because Hef's girls have a more wholesome appeal ... according to court docs obtained by TMZ.
Playboy wants the escort company to turn over the URL.
In the docs, Playboy says escort services are known for "illicit activity" -- a pretty strong insinuation Pleasure Playmates hires prostitutes -- while its centerfolds are "classy and sophisticated."
We've reached out to Pleasure Playmates several times ... strictly professionally ... but haven't been able to get through to anyone.
Guess Who This
EXCITED LITTLE LADY
24 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Before this jazzy little kid had the television scene on lockdown she was just another pigtailed little kid growing up in Phoenix, Arizona. Can you guess who she is?
Surrenders To Cops
Plans to Hit Strip Club
8/27/2014 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rapper Joe Budden -- who is accused of brutalizing his GF -- surrendered to NYC cops Wednesday morning, but arrogantly predicted he'd soon be out on the streets partying it up with strippers.
Budden turned himself in to NYPD's 34th precinct ... where he was charged with robbery and grand larceny -- for allegedly taking his GF's cell phone during a violent assault. While he was still in custody ... Budden tweeted, "I'll be out in time for the strip club later."
As we reported ... sources say Budden became enraged when he saw pics of his girlfriend with other men. He allegedly dragged her out of a NYC restaurant ... and drove her to his home in NJ where she told cops he beat the crap out of her.
NJ cops are still investigating the alleged assault ... so Budden might not want to brag about his freedom just yet.
Bargain Basement Celeb Divorce
Just $750/Month for Kid
34 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Congratulations, Corey Feldman -- you're the winner of the smallest celebrity divorce settlement we've seen this year.
According to court docs, Corey and his ex, Susannah -- who've been legally separated since 2009 -- just finalized their divorce ... and he'll be paying her $750 a month in child support for their 10-year-old son.
By comparison ... Charlie Sheen pays more than $100K a month to Denise Richards and Brooke Mueller -- and Eddie Murphy reportedly shells out $60K per month.
Also by comparison ... Corey Feldman hasn't had the success of Charlie or Eddie.
Susannah also gets the couple's 2002 Hyundai ... while he gets their 2001 Mercedes.
In the docs, Susannah agrees to give back the Feldman name, and return to her maiden name ... Sprague. We're guessing she agreed to that pretty quickly.
J.Lo & Iggy
Cheek to Cheek ...
A Heavyweight Battle
42 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea teamed up for a remix ... which is totally irrelevant when compared to the amazing photo that has ass aficionados stacking the vintage model against the new one.
So, who would you rather -- dream about? 'Cause realistically, ya got no shot.
Released From Hospital ...
Nursing Wounds at Home
8/27/2014 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Suge Knight left an L.A. hospital early Wednesday ... just 3 days after taking SIX gunshots to the gut at a pre-VMA party -- and he's healing amazingly well.
Suge's rep tells TMZ ... the music mogul left Cedars-Sinai around 6 AM, and doctors say he won't need any rehab -- just a few follow up visits.
As we previously reported ... Suge got blasted Saturday night at 1Oak nightclub at a Chris Brown hosted event -- but he's refusing to cooperate with the police investigation.
We're told Suge is already back on a regular diet, and if he keeps his bandages clean ... he'll be good to go.
Only Suge makes getting shot look like it's no big deal.
Mayweather & Buffett
The Make More Money Team
Holds First Meeting
8/27/2014 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mega billionaire guy Warren Buffett went to Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr.'s Vegas boxing gym to put in a some work … on Floyd's financial situation.
Only problem is the boxer kept the billionaire waiting for a while. Risky biz move, Money.
'Cops' Crew Member
Killed By 'Friendly Fire' ...
Shot by Omaha Cop
8/27/2014 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Omaha police say the "Cops" crew member who was shot and killed during a police shootout with an armed robbery suspect was hit by gunfire from police ... NOT from the suspect's weapon.
Omaha PD just held a news conference to discuss the details surrounding the death of Bryce Dion -- a sound supervisor who was part of a 2-person "Cops" camera crew. They called it a tragic case of "friendly fire."
According to police ... Dion and his partner were riding with a patrol unit that responded to the armed robbery call at a Wendy's. Police say Dion was in the entryway of the restaurant when the suspect fired shots ... and police returned fire with multiple rounds.
Investigators say Dion was caught in the crossfire ... hit by a bullet or bullets from a police weapon. They say Dion was wearing an armored vest, but the bullet went through the arm hole of the vest.
Omaha PD was also adamant -- the officers were NOT showing off for the camera when they opened fire on the suspect -- who also died from gunshot wounds.
Police say the suspect was firing an Airsoft pellet gun ... something the responding officers didn't know at the time.
'Cops' creator John Langley was at the news conference and said other crew members -- who've been taping in Omaha for 2 months -- are getting counseling. Police released still images from the 'Cops' camera footage.
(The Fart Remix)
8/27/2014 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" music video is filled with ass -- but now, thanks to the glorious power of the Internet (and some editing software) ... it's also got a lot of gas.
A comedy duo out of South Africa named Derick Watts and the Sunday Blues released the flatulent remix late Tuesday night.
The concept might be is definitely juvenile ... but we dare you to watch it without cracking a smile.
For those who haven't seen Nicki's original -- SHAME ON YOU!!
Divorcing After 35 Years
Split on Money, United About Son
8/27/2014 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Neil Young is bailing on his wife after over 35 years of marriage, but he's not turning his back on their son ... an adult with special needs.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer filed to divorce singer-songwriter Pegi Young, citing irreconcilable differences. They got hitched back in 1978, and separated this past April.
In his divorce docs, Young makes no mention of paying Pegi alimony ... but says they've agreed that both will continue to support their adult son, Ben, who has cerebral palsy. (Neil actually has two adult kids with CP ... the other is from a previous relationship.)
Pegi wants more than that ... in addition to child support, she's filed docs seeking spousal support.
'Sons of Guns'
On Heels of Hayden Rape Case
8/27/2014 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Discovery is permanently pulling the plug on its hit show "Sons of Guns" ... as the show's star faces child rape charges.
A rep for Discovery tells TMZ ... “Given the serious and horrific nature of the charges against Will Hayden, we have decided to halt further production of Sons of Guns and cancel the series.”
TMZ broke the story ... Hayden was re-arrested Tuesday when cops decided to charge him with child rape. Hayden was first arrested 2 weeks ago for allegedly molesting his 12-year-old daughter.
Hayden is the owner of Red Jacket Firearms ... the gun store featured on Discovery's show, which ran for 5 seasons.
Hayden is still in custody after his arrest.
11:30 AM PT -- Will didn't just lose his TV show ...he lost his company too ... Red Jacket Firearms just announced they've severed all ties with Hayden.