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Martin Landau Died from Massive Internal Bleeding

7/27/2017 3:58 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Martin Landau died at UCLA Medical Center when he suffered severe internal bleeding which led to his organs shutting down.

According to his death certificate, obtained by TMZ, the Hollywood icon's immediate cause of death is hypovolemic shock -- which is what happens to the body when you lose massive amounts of blood.

The document also lists metabolic acidosis, intra-abdominal hemorrhage and diffuse atherosclerotic vascular disease. Translation: his organs shut down due to internal bleeding, and he also had hardening of the arteries.

TMZ broke the story ... Landau died nearly 2 weeks ago at the age of 89.

OJ Simpson Killer Non Grata ... At USC

7/27/2017 4:39 PM PDT
Breaking News

USC just delivered a pretty ferocious stiff arm to O.J. Simpson. 

With the ex-Trojans running back expected to be released from prison in October, USC football coach Clay Helton was asked Thursday if the Heisman Trophy winner would be welcomed back to campus. 

"Currently, right now, what the USC administration and athletic department has said is, ‘No, O.J. will not be a part of our functions or invited,'" Helton told reporters at PAC-12 media day. 

"That’s been the statement by the university."

When asked what he would say to Simpson if the 70-year-old wanted to come to a practice, Helton said -- "I'm cordial to every person that I've ever met."

USC shouldn't be too worried ... Simpson will most likely keep busy continuing the search for the real killer. 

Rick Ross I'll Do Better Apologizes to Female Artists

7/27/2017 3:19 PM PDT

Rick Ross admits he made a mistake when he said he hadn't signed female artists to his label because he'd "end up f***ing" them.

Renzel issued an apology Thursday, backpedaling from his comments on the 'Breakfast Club' this week. If you missed it, Rick said, "I always thought, like, ‘I would end up f***ing a female rapper and f***ing the business up." 

He now says the remark was "A mistake I regret. I hope to use my mistake, my platform and the community to create positive discussion to implement change on a very important issue. Respect for the ones who stand up to say hey that isn't right."

Rick added in his apology ... he has respect for women in the music industry and looks forward to working with and supporting female artists.

As for whether he'll sign women to Maybach Music Group -- "Many of the most talented artists you'll see in the running to be the next #MMG superstars are female artists. I look forward to clarifying my comments through my support."

Before his mea culpa ... Da Brat joined us on TMZ Live to set the record straight with Rick about the proper way to handle female artists. Take notes, Boss!

Cop to Venus Williams 'You Got Stuck in a Bad Situation'

7/27/2017 2:24 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Police quickly informed Venus Williams she was "at fault" in her fatal car accident, but also explained why she wasn't being cited -- namely that she got "caught in the middle."

Palm Beach Gardens PD released the full bodycam footage from officers on the scene of the June 9 accident. One officer approached Venus and asked her to describe what happened.

She was totally upfront with the officer ... explaining how she had entered the intersection, but stopped when another vehicle made a left in front of her.

The cop told Venus he believed she had violated the right of way of Jerome and Linda Barson -- the couple who T-boned her -- but she would not be getting a ticket. The explanation? "I think you got stuck in the middle of the intersection. It's one of those situations where you had the right way, but you lost the right of way."

His advice to Venus ... let the insurance companies sort it all out.

The bodycam footage also includes the Barsons sitting in their Hyundai, waiting for treatment. Their airbags had deployed and they were clearly shaken up. As we reported ... Linda suffered several broken bones, while her 78-year-old husband, Jerome, was hospitalized for 2 weeks before he died from his injuries.

Venus Williams Crash 911 Call These People Need Help!

7/27/2017 1:59 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Venus Williams' car crash was a bloody, chaotic scene ... according to frantic 911 callers.

TMZ obtained the audio, and one witness emotionally described the accident with glass everywhere, and at least one person, Jerome Barson, left badly bleeding from his arm and leg. He died 2 weeks later from his injuries.

The caller also says Venus was able to get out of her car and walk, while Jerome and his wife, Linda were badly injured and unable to exit their vehicle. She eventually recognizes Venus, and says "she was unfortunately at fault."

As we first reported ... the attorney for the Barson estate -- which is suing Venus for wrongful death -- says vehicle data from Venus' SUV shows she went from 0 to 19.9 MPH in about 4.2 seconds as she tried to clear the intersection.

Cops on the scene said Venus was at fault in the accident, but did not cite her -- as seen in body cam footage.

Brandi Glanville to Joanna Krupa No Gynecological Records? No Suit!

7/27/2017 12:32 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Brandi Glanville's had it with Joanna Krupa refusing to turn over medical records ... so she's asking the judge to toss out the smelly vagina lawsuit.

Brandi filed docs saying the court ordered Joanna back in January to hand over her gynecological records but Joanna hasn't done it yet ... and Brandi says she's had more than enough time.

It's interesting ... Joanna also filed docs with a list of witnesses for the case and it reads like a Bravo reunion -- Lisa Vanderpump, Mohamed Hadid, Andy Cohen -- sprinkled with a couple other characters -- Mark Consuelos and Howard Stern.

Stay tuned ... 

Justin Bieber In the Name of My New Father ...

7/27/2017 10:41 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Justin Bieber won't complain about one part of his life on the road -- it forced him to grow incredibly close to his pastor, Carl Lentz ... so much so, he now sees him as a 2nd father.

Sources close to Hillsong Church tell TMZ ... Lentz stepped up big-time as a guiding presence in Justin's life, especially while he was on the road and overseas. We're told Justin was lonely during most of the Purpose tour -- he's been estranged from his mother, and likewise, had no relationship with his dad, Jeremy, for some time now.

On the flip side, Lentz flew to visit Justin often -- particularly during his Australia and New Zealand tour stops in March, then they kicked it again during his April break in NYC ... where Pastor Carl primarily preaches.

Interestingly, sources at the church tell us Justin and Carl have spent almost every day together within the last month, and one source described them as "nearly inseparable." As we reported, Justin also views Hillsong as an escape from his celebrity life.

His fondness for Carl, and vice versa, is obvious in a Hillsong Church video posted a few days ago.


'GTA: Vice City' Makers Sued We See Miss Cleo in Auntie Poulet ... Pay Us Now!!!

7/27/2017 11:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

3:00 PM PT -- A company spokesperson has just responded to the PRN lawsuit, telling TMZ, "These claims are entirely meritless and completely ridiculous. We will vigorously defend ourselves with regard to this matter."

There's a fortune teller in "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" that looks and sounds WAY too much like the late TV psychic Miss Cleo ... at least according to Miss Cleo's estate which just sued the game makers.

Psychic Readers Network -- which holds the rights to Miss Cleo -- just filed suit against Rockstar Games and others who helped make and distribute the 'GTA' classic ... for allegedly jacking her image and Jamaican accent and slapping it on their character, Auntie Poulet.

In the suit, obtained by TMZ, PRN claims it's spent well over $100 million creating and promoting Miss Cleo's persona over the years, and that Rockstar and co. have gone on to make more than $500 mil exploiting it's character.

They also say Rockstar even hired the actress who used to play Miss Cleo in real life, Youree Harris, and had her voice the character of Auntie Poulet, which is true. We broke the story ... Harris died from cancer last July.

One funny thing about this ... 'Vice City' came out like 15 years ago -- but PRN says Rockstar continues to make money off the game due to reissues and bundle 'GTA' packages that are being sold to this day.

We've reached out to Rockstar for comment ... so far, no word back.

OKC Thunder Tip Shame Andre Roberson ... After L.A. Team Dinner

7/27/2017 11:15 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Here's proof your friends don't ever let you live anything down ... the OKC Thunder taking shots at Andre Roberson and his (non?) tipping habits after a dinner out in L.A.

Remember, Roberson found himself in a public tipping scandal a couple weeks back, when a server claims the $30 million man bricked his gratuity ... leaving a $14 tip on a nearly $500 check.

The guys were out at Catch last night, and by the guys we mean the WHOLE DAMN SQUAD basically, including Russell Westbrook, Steven Adams, Enes Kanter, and Kyle Singler.

Of course we had to ask who paid, which the bros wouldn't tell us, but Kanter did take the time to (jokingly) call out Dre, for his end of the night courtesy.

Boys will be boys, but we're guessing the server walked away with a fat stack in this case.

Wanda Sykes Transgender Soldiers Not the Problem, Trump Is!

7/27/2017 10:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Wanda Sykes doesn't think transgender soldiers in the military are a problem, she thinks the guy taking away transgender soldiers' rights to be in the military is the real problem.

Sykes, like many Americans, ain't happy with President Trump's decision Wednesday to boot all transgender soldiers, especially because she thinks most trans soldiers are braver than Trump ... who's never served in the armed forces.

When we got her at LAX Wednesday she told us all Americans deserve equality, and she already has a couple replacements in mind for the Commander-in-Chief. They're only teenagers, but still ... more qualified, Wanda says.

Simone Biles Drugged Up After Surgery ... Watch Me Whip!

7/27/2017 8:39 AM PDT
Breaking News

The wisest part of getting your wisdom teeth removed is having someone record you when you're coming down off the drugs ... and Simone Biles knows it!

The Team USA Olympic gymnast hit the oral surgeon's office -- and after the procedure, she was OUT HER DAMN MIND!

At one point, Biles thought she was driving a truck -- and even honked the imaginary horn!

Good news ... she's fine now and even joked about it on social media.

"Hope yall get a good laugh!!"

Justin Bieber Moment of Impact ... From Injured Photog's View

7/27/2017 7:36 AM PDT

Justin Bieber's accident with a photographer was, of course, captured on camera by the photog ... and we just got the intense footage.

You can see and hear the accident from the pap's view -- and you also see how Justin sprung out of the truck and ran around to check on the guy. The camera was still rolling as Justin knelt down and repeatedly asked, "Is there anything we can do to help you?"

Few moments of conflict too -- Justin was upset other photogs continued rolling, instead of helping the guy who'd been hit ... who, by the way, sounded very appreciative of Justin's concern.

You can hear him say, "I always liked you man. You're a good guy. It was just bad timing."

Blac Chyna & Lamar Odom Life On the Outside

7/27/2017 7:54 AM PDT

Life after the Kardashians -- it does exist -- looked pretty smooth for Blac Chyna and Lamar Odom Wednesday night in Bev Hills.

Rob and Khloe's exes were hanging together at the iGo.Live app launch event. Tyga was there too, but opted out of the reunion pic. 

Chyna started dating Rob shortly after Lamar's near-fatal overdose. Lamar and Khloe had called it quits long before that so it's unclear how often BC and LO have crossed paths before.

Rob and Lamar were once BFFs. We're guessing Chyna couldn't pass on the shot at her ex photo op.

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