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Mayweather vs. McGregor Hollywood Gettin' Lots of Free Tix ... But Don't Bug Floyd for Any

8/23/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor's fight was already gonna be a who's who of Hollywood -- the question now ... who's in good enough with a top agent to go for free?

Sources close to the boxing match this Saturday tell TMZ Sports ... talent agency WME's head, Ari Emanuel, as well as one of his company's core financiers, Silver Lake, has snatched up 250 tickets to the Vegas event ... and he's doling 'em out to Tinseltown's finest.  

We're told most tickets cost $10k -- for a price tag of around $2 MILLION, and most are going to WME clients. 

Here's the thing ... Ari's got a helluva lot of famous clients -- everyone from Charlize Theron to Oprah to Steven Spielberg and almost every big name in between. We don't know which clients got the tix, but there are a lot of happy ones.

Remember, WME bought UFC last year, and Silver Lake helped back the $4 billion deal. Guess it helps to have friends in high places when worlds collide. 

As for Floyd, we're told he's pissed off that celebs and others are hounding him for freebies this week while he's preparing for the fight, and he's gone radio silent on everyone. He's already doled out the tickets he's been given, and he's not going into his pockets for celebs in search of a free fight.

President Trump Rally 'Blacks for Trump 2020' Sign Holder Claims Hillary, ISIS Out to Kill Black and White Women

8/22/2017 8:51 PM PDT

It was an absolutely bizarre scene ... the guy Donald Trump's people strategically placed behind the President at Tuesday's Arizona rally with a sign that read "Blacks for Trump 2020" is the president of the group, and he believes "ISIS & HILLARY RACE WAR PLOT TO KILL ALL BLACK & WHITE WOMEN OF AMERICA."

The guys name is Maurice Symonette and was having a good 'ol time Tuesday night at the rally.  His website is one gigantic rant, with such statements as, "Make Cherokees & the Indians Pay Taxes."

The guy is on a mission against the Cherokees ...  "The real KKK slave masters revealed ... they are Cherokee Indians."

The website is wacko ... Blacksfortrump2020.com ... read at your own peril.

'Cash Me Outside' Girl Drops Rap Single Calls Out 'These Heauxs'

8/23/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

14-year-old "Cash Me Outside" girl Danielle Bregoli is a rapper now -- and she's calling out broke bitches, fake bitches and jealous bitches. 

Basically, she hates all the bitches. 

TMZ obtained a snippet of her upcoming single, "These Heauxs" (pronounced "Hoes") -- which contains the following lyrics: 

"These hoes be lackin', see me in back and ... they talk all this sh*t but don't say it in person." 

"Water, water drippin', come take a peek ... you in a trailer ho, bitch you can't compete."

She also brags about sippin' lean, riding in a Maybach and being able to keep a man.

By the way, she's dead serious about her rap career and even picked a rap name -- "Bhad Bhabie."

Shout-out to Bhad Khen. 

The Village People Add Hot Asian Construction Worker In a Revamped Lineup

8/23/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The Village People's OG lineup of costumed characters was gettin' a little long in the tooth ... so they added a young man to the lineup ... and he's Asian.

VP is unveiling its latest addition to the "YMCA" crew -- a new construction worker named James Qwong, a 6'2" Chinese model/actor ... and the first Asian man in the Village People.

Lead singer Victor Willis -- who recently returned to the group after a legal battle for song rights -- felt the touring group looked worn and tired ... so he wanted a fresh, hot bod on the front lines. 

Hard to tell he's Asian from the ginormous sunglasses. Still ... talk about a macho man, huh?

'Straight Outta Compton' Star Charged w/ Assault at Restaurant

8/23/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

R. Marcos Taylor may have taken his Suge Knight role a little too seriously -- he's been charged with multiple counts of assault for punching 2 people ... but he says THEY came at him.

The incident went down back on August 9 when sources tell us he punched the manager of a Carrabba's Italian Grill in Green Brook, NJ several times in the face after an argument escalated.

We're told several employees dragged Marcos out of the restaurant and a melee ensued ... with Marcos allegedly punching a woman on the side of the head.

Marcos was charged with 4 counts of assault, 1 count of criminal mischief and 1 count of disorderly conduct.

We reached out to Marcos, who would only tell us he got jumped that night in the parking lot but would not elaborate. His attorney tells us Marcos never punched or kicked anyone and was defending himself when he tossed one of the employees.

'American Idol' Haley Reinhart Beat-Up Buddy Sues Bar, Bouncer ... Over Brutal Choke Hold

8/23/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"American Idol" alum Haley Reinhart's pal -- who was choked out by bouncers at a bar in Illinois -- is now putting the squeeze on them ... legally speaking.

Alan Chislof just filed a lawsuit against the Lamplighter Inn Tavern & Grille and one of its bouncers, Adam Sobanski, for the July beatdown that left him with what he says are permanent injuries. 

We broke the story ... Alan claims he was choked so badly by Adam and other security that night, he suffered a concussion, a facial laceration near his right temple, a bad cut above his left eye, facial bruising and hematoma. Haley was arrested soon after when she allegedly punched one of the bouncers in the scuffle.

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Alan's lawyer, Mark A. Brown, says Adam's responsible for his injuries and Lamplighter is responsible for negligently hiring and not properly training him to be a good security guard (i.e. not beating the crap out of its customers). The dude's already facing 2 felony counts for the altercation.

Still, Alan's asking for an unspecified amount in damages.

Migos' Quavo I Got Plans For A New National Anthem

8/23/2017 12:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Migos rapper Quavo doesn't want to tamper with the OG national anthem, he's got bigger plans for one.

There's a petition going around to have Quavo ad lib on the 'Star-Spangled Banner' track. 7,600 people are already on board.

We got Quavo at LAX Tuesday, and he thinks the song that's impossible to sing needs some serious updating with new messaging ... he thinks the point should be unity and equality. 

FUN FACT -- Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner" in 1814 after he saw an American flag standing after The Battle of Baltimore. 

Gunther on 'Friends' 'Memba Him?!

8/23/2017 12:00 AM PDT

James Michael Tyler is best known for playing the Central Perk manager, Gunther -- who has a long-term crush on Rachel, played by Jennifer Aniston -- on the classic sitcom "Friends." Guess what he looks like now!

Jon Jones Tests Positive for Steroids

8/22/2017 5:12 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jon Jones has tested positive for steroids in his UFC 214 victory over Daniel Cormier ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Our sources tell us ... Jones tested positive for Turinabol -- an anabolic steroid.  

Jones won the July 29 fight -- taking the UFC light heavyweight belt from Cormier with a savage head kick followed by a barrage of punishing punches to Cormier's head. 

Jones will now go through the disciplinary process and his title could be stripped, which would make the fight a "no contest" and the title would go back to Cormier. 

It's the second time Jones has failed a USADA drug test. He tested positive for banned substances in 2016 before UFC 200 and was pulled from the main event. Jones got socked with a 1 year ban.

We're told this time around, he could be banned for up to 4 years. 

Jones had blamed his previous failed test on a male enhancement pill. He claimed he didn't realize the pill contained a banned substance and insisted he was NOT trying to gain a competitive edge. 

If the test results hold up, it's unclear how he'll explain his way out of this one.

Story developing ...

7:25 PM PT -- A rep for Jon Jones released the following statement ... "We are all at a complete loss for words right now. Jon, his trainers, his nutritionists and his entire camp have worked tirelessly and meticulously the past 12 months to avoid this exact situation."

"We are having the samples tested again to determine the validity or source of contamination. Jon is crush by this news and we are doing whatever we can as a team to support him."

7:01 PM PT -- A rep for Daniel Cormier tells TMZ Sports ... "It is very hard not to feel cheated. Again."

6:25 PM PT -- The UFC released a statement saying they were notified today by USADA of a "potential Anti-Doping Policy violation violation stemming from an in-competition sample collected following [Jones] weigh-in on July 28, 2017" ... the day before UFC 214.

The statement goes on to say, "under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed."

Conor McGregor Confronted By Paulie Malignaggi 'Bring Your Balls, Conor'

8/22/2017 3:08 PM PDT
Breaking News

Things got real heated between Conor McGregor and Paulie Malignaggi at a fight media event in Vegas moments ago -- with Paulie getting right in Conor's face, teasing him about his balls.

Paulie kept repeating to Conor, "Did you bring your balls?"

Conor reached out and put his hand on Paulie's shoulder and said, "You got your ass whooped. Get over it."

Paulie is furious with Conor for releasing a sparring video from his training camp which showed him knocking Paulie down in the ring.

Paulie claims the video was edited to make him look bad. Conor's camp says that's BS.

Paulie will be part of the Showtime announcing team working the Mayweather fight -- but Showtime says it's not worried about slanted coverage.

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8/21/2017 10:45 AM PDT

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USC F for Effort In Covering Up Shakespeare Blunder

8/22/2017 2:45 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

USC is standing firm ... it purposely spelled Shakespeare's name on a new statue without all 3 "e"s ... but maybe someone should inform the registrar's office.

We weren't buying that USC didn't want to buy a vowel to properly spell Shakespeare's name on the statue of Hecuba, which features a quote from "Hamlet" with the engraving, "Shakespear" ... without the "e" at the end.

The university told TMZ, since the famous playwright's surname has been spelled 20 different ways over the centuries, it "chose an older spelling because of the ancient feel of the statue, even though it is not the most common form."

But a quick search for the "older spelling" comes up empty on USC's class courses.

Now we know, what's in a name.

Serena Williams Turns Belly Into Telestrator For Baby Play-By-Play

8/22/2017 3:02 PM PDT
Breaking News

Serena Williams is getting hilariously loopy in her pregnancy ... like, laugh out loud funny.

With the baby due in roughly 2 weeks (or less) ... a very pregnant Serena used a Sharpie pen to draw on her stomach for a sports-style breakdown of how the birth is gonna go. 

It's almost like if John Madden had to draw up and break down the delivery.

After that, Serena honed in on her baby daddy, Alexis Ohanian -- and pointed out the gray hairs on his beard. 

Don't worry ... she's got a solution for how to make the gray go away -- and it's really funny!

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