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Dave Mirra Suffered From Brain Disease Before Suicide

5/24/2016 7:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0524-dave-mirra-getty-02BMX legend Dave Mirra suffered from brain disease before dying of a self inflicted gunshot wound ... according to reports. 

Mirra's family donated his brain to a neuropathologist shortly after his death in February. Reports say a doctor determined Mirra's brain showed signs of CTE -- a neurodegenerative disease linked to repeated head injuries.

CTE has been linked to dementia, depression and aggression to name a few. 

Scores of pro football players have suffered from CTE -- Mirra is the first extreme sports athlete to be diagnosed with the disease.

Patrick & Jill Dempsey Judge Wants Answers Are You Really Divorcing???

5/25/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0524-patrick-jillian-dempsey-getty-02Patrick and Jill Dempsey have either reconciled or they've been asleep at the wheel in their divorce case, and now the judge has issued an ultimatum ... get on with the divorce or get thrown out of court.

Jill filed for divorce from her "Grey's Anatomy" star hubby in January of last year, but since then there's been no action in the case. Patrick didn't even file a response.

Judge Maren Nelson just sent Jill a legal doc, obtained by TMZ, in which she says the case has been stagnant and Jill hasn't moved for a final judgment. The doc goes on to say if the foot-dragging persists, the case could be dismissed.

Here's the real story. As we reported, neither Patrick nor Jill wanted a divorce ... she had problems with the fact that he seemed married to auto racing and was ignoring her and the kids. Patrick responded by saying that he wanted to stay married and promised to drastically cut back on racing, which he has done.

They've been together for months, so it seems that they may beat the judge to the punch and dismiss the case.

Derek Fisher Divorce Destroying Frozen Embryos ... After Nasty Split

5/25/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0524-derek-candace-fisher-tmz-getty-01Derek Fisher and his ex-wife, Candace, have decided to destroy the embryos they had frozen during their marriage as part of their divorce settlement ... this according to court documents obtained by TMZ Sports

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Bam Margera My Wife Got a DUI And Wrecked Our Porsche

5/25/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0524-bam-margera-nicole-boyd-TMZ-GETTY-01Bam Margera's wife got busted for DUI after getting into an accident while driving the same Porsche Bam was in a wreck years ago ... TMZ has learned. 

According to cops in West Chester, PA ... Nicole Boyd collided with another driver in a Hyundai earlier this month. Nicole said she had the green light, but the other driver insisted she ran a red. Either way, Bam and Nicole's Porsche Panamera got banged up badly.

Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene, and the other driver was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Meanwhile, officers said Nicole smelled of alcohol and bombed field sobriety tests. She was arrested and booked for DUI.

Bam's Panamera might be cursed. As we reported, he got sideswiped in the ride shortly after getting it in 2011. 

As for Nicole's DUI -- Bam's had his struggles with the bottle, and his best friend, Ryan Dunn, was wasted when he died in a high speed crash. 

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Nick Menza Drugs Not a Factor in Death

5/25/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0523_Nick-Menza_facebookNick Menza's onstage death had nothing to do with drugs, it was a massive heart attack ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us autopsy results revealed heart disease in the 51-year-old, and also confirmed a working theory -- that this was not your stereotypical drug-related death. Officials searched the scene and interviewed people close to the former Megadeth drummer -- who died onstage Saturday -- and concluded Menza had no recent history of drug use. 

Sources close to Nick say he had dabbled -- like many rock stars -- but we're told he'd been completely sober for 8 years.

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Yo Gotti Sues Employee Crashed My Whip On Joyride

5/25/2016 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0524-yo-gotti-instagram-01Yo Gotti's prized $409k Lamborghini Aventador got wrecked instead of repaired when an employee at the dealership took it out for a joyride ... according to the lawsuit he just filed.

Yo Gotti is suing Motorcars of Georgia, a luxury car dealership, where he took his Lambo last October for maintenance work. It was still there in December when, according to docs ... an MOG employee took it out for an early morning spin and crashed the whip into a tractor-trailer on the interstate.

Gotti says the accident happened 20 miles away from the dealership, and he points out he never gave the dealership permission to drive his car off the lot.

Gotti talks about the car like a loved one, saying it sustained "serious physical injury."

He's suing for $80k in damages -- to the car -- plus his personal pain and mental anguish. Not to mention the money lost from not being able to use the car in music videos.

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In other news...

Kanye West BLASTED By Former Bodyguard -- OUCH, This Is Some BRUTAL Exposure!

Kanye West has just been accused of being the BIGGEST maniac ever -- you will never believe the INSANE demands he makes of his staff, this is crazy!

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Guess Who This Grinning Gal Turned Into!?

5/25/2016 12:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0212_guess_yellow_dress_kid_launchBefore this mad hatter was starring on the small screen, she was just another dressed up doll in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Can you guess who she is?

'Botched' & 'RHOC' Stars Sued for Extortion and Harassment

5/24/2016 4:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0524-terry-dubrow-heather-dubrow-TMZ-01"Botched" star Dr. Terry Dubrow and "Real Housewives of Orange County" star Heather Dubrow are being sued for allegedly extorting a lawyer ... threatening to blast him on social media if he didn't make good on a business deal gone bad.

THE BACKSTORY: The Dubrows claim several years ago their accountant and the accountant's friend, attorney Steve Czik, came to the good doctor and his wife and said there was a woman who had a surefire business venture -- renting property for the World Cup, but she needed seed money.

The Dubrows claim the accountant and Czik convinced them to pony up $1.75 million, and they'd get a sweet return on that investment. The Dubrows say their accountant and Czik said it was such a no-brainer that they agreed to guarantee the loan.

Short story ... the woman never paid the Dubrows back, and they say their accountant and Czik refused to honor their guarantee. The Dubrows sued all 3.

THE ALLEGED EXTORTION: Cizik claims in a new lawsuit, Dr. Dubrow and Heather threatened him like a motha' ... pay up or they'd ruin him. Cizik claims he got an email warning, "Your photo will be published in every magazine and all over Instagram if you don't pay us," adding, "how f****** stupid are you?"

And the email went on, calling him a "lying scum sucking ass****."

He also boasted "TMZ Live" was going to cover the story.

Czik also claims harassment and defamation.

'DWTS' Finale Security Amped Up for Trump's Daughter

5/24/2016 4:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0524-marla-maples-trump-tmz-instagram-01Donald Trump's candidacy will have an impact on the "Dancing With the Stars" finale -- the show's doubling its police detail because his daughter will be in the audience.

Sources close to production tell us Tiffany Trump will be there to support her mom, Marla Maples. The Donald's ex-wife was a contestant this season. We're told there will be 17 officers patrolling in and around the studio tonight, instead of the usual 9.

There's no specific threat, our sources say it's just precautionary.

We're told Tiffany's been to the studio once before this season, but that was before Dad became the presumptive Republican candidate for prez.

In other news...

Jessica Simpson Is Officially A Sex Icon -- Baby Got Some SERIOUS Back! Yum!

Jessica Simpson looked absolutely stunning posing for her latest swimwear line -- She is UNBELIEVABLY HOT! Her body has NEVER looked this good!

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Lil Wayne I'm Sick of Birdman's Lies ... Peace Talks Off!

5/24/2016 2:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0524-lil-wayne-birdman-tmz-02Now we know why Lil Wayne started a "F*** Cash Money" chant at his last concert -- all talks of settling his $51 million lawsuit are off, and Wayne's laying blame directly at Birdman's feet.

Sources connected to the label tell TMZ ... settlement talks broke off within the last month. As we first reported, Weezy and Birdman started trying to patch things up back in January. You'll recall, Birdman even vowed he had Wayne's back to the death.

The centerpiece of the talks was the Cash Money honcho finally agreeing to release "Tha Carter V." We're told that is Wayne's first priority and he thought Birdman was on board too, but when nothing changed on that front ... Wayne pulled the plug on any possible settlement. 

And that's why he fired up his fans in Denver last weekend.

It's also why Wayne took that photo in Miami with Birdman's enemies, Rick Ross and Trick Daddy -- we're told talks had broken down just before this.

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Twista Weed Case Dropped

5/24/2016 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0524_twista_tmzRapper Twista and his pals are off the hook for a marijuana arrest, thanks to their driver taking the fall in the case ... TMZ has learned.

We broke the story ... Twista, 2 other passengers and the driver were pulled over by cops in Indiana who found a 1/2 ounce of weed in the vehicle. Initially, all four were arrested because prosecutors said no one claimed the pot.

Sources with direct knowledge of the case tell us Twist and co. reached an agreement with Porter County prosecutors -- 3 of the 4 cases will be dismissed, including Twista's. We're told the driver admitted the weed was his. He's getting off with probation, and no jail time.

Usher Alleged Stalker Arrested For Getting Too Close

5/24/2016 11:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0524-usher-tmz-01Usher's got a serious problem shaking an obsessed fan ... and it's gotten so bad she was arrested standing outside a recording studio trying to film him.

Law enforcement tells TMZ Usher was at an Atlanta recording studio earlier this month when Darshelle Jones showed up. We're told Jones was across the street trying to record the singer with an iPad, a big no-no considering he's got a restraining order against her.  

0524-usher-stalker-mug-shot-TMZ-01According to the arrest report -- obtained by TMZ -- Jones was only 100 feet away from the studio and the restraining order says she's gotta be at least 200 yards away from the singer.  

Jones was booked for aggravated stalking and is still in custody.  

Jason Derulo & Daphne Joy Splitsville

5/24/2016 10:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0524-jason-derulo-daphne-joy-tmzJason Derulo and Daphne Joy are now two of the hottest single people in the world, because they've parted ways.

A source tells TMZ Daphne was the one who pulled the trigger ... but there's no hard feelings in the split. 

The two began dating late last year after hooking up in the UK. Our website went off its hinges after we posted shots in March of the two vacationing in Mexico

Daphne's got a 3-year-old son named Sire with 50 Cent. 

We reached out to a rep for Jason about the split who had no comment. 

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