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Wrestler Robbie E

I'm Gonna Beat Rob Gronkowski's Ass

... You Stole From Me, Bro

10/7/2015 1:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Not many people have the balls to threaten Rob Gronkowski -- but TNA star Robbie E is going after the NFL star -- claiming Gronk stole his wrestling nickname and now he's gotta pay!!!

Robbie says he's frickin' livid over a wrestling-style promo Gronk made this week in which he calls himself, "Robbie G" -- accusing Rob of the worst thing anyone can be accused of ... blatant rip-offery. 

"I never thought an NFL player from the New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski would have to try and steal my name bro," Robbie says. 

"So here's the deal ... I'm gonna beat you worse than the Dallas Cowboys are gonna beat you bro."

Robbie says he's already locked up the perfect place for the two to throw down -- TNA's Impact Wrestling. 

Gronk's always wanted to be a wrestler ... so, stay tuned on this one. 

Matt Barnes

Reportedly Attacks Derek Fisher

... Are You Nailing My Ex?

10/7/2015 1:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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NBA star Matt Barnes drove 95 miles from Santa Barbara to L.A. to pick a fight with Derek Fisher this weekend ... after he learned Fish has been dating his estranged wife ... so says the NY Post. 

Barnes was reportedly in SB training with the Memphis Grizzlies when he heard the NY Knicks coach was in L.A. with his ex Gloria Govan. Barnes went nuclear -- hightailed it to L.A. and confronted Fisher in the backyard of the home.  

According to the report, neither man suffered any major injuries. Cops were reportedly called to the scene but no one was arrested. 

As for Fisher, he filed for divorce from his wife Candace back in March in one of the nastiest breakups in recent memory

Story developing ... 

Ronda Rousey

Justin Bieber Dissed My Lil Sister

10/7/2015 10:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Justin Bieber snubbed the WRONG WOMAN ... refusing to take a picture with Ronda Rousey's little sister -- so says Ronda who claims Bieber was super rude about the rejection. 

Ronda says it all went down at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014 -- where Ronda and her 16-year-old sister say they saw Bieber at a media event and approached him for a photo. 

Ronda tells she thought Bieber would be open to the pic since they were all at a media event and "everyone's taking pictures today."

But what ensured, according to Rousey, was pure snubbery ... and clearly, Ronda still holds a grudge.

'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett

I'm Not Bangin' Michael Sam

... Yes, I Watch 'Power'

10/6/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Empire" star Jussie Smollett is keeping it as real as his TV mama Cookie does ... saying he's NOT hookin' up with Michael Sam ... despite the fact they've been spending A LOT of time together recently.

Just last week, Sam posted 3 PICS with Smollett on social media ... leading some people to believe they were more than just friends. 

But when we saw Jamal Lyon working out in L.A. on Monday, dude wanted to set the record ... er, straight -- they're close, but ain't nobody humpin' around (shout-out to Bobby Brown). 

BONUS -- Smollett also responded to 50 Cent, who's been BLASTING "Empire" over social media ... but surprisingly, he didn't fire off a Lucious Lyon style retaliation. Instead, he's killing with kindness. 


50 Cent

I'm No Homophobe

... I Just Hate 'Empire'

10/5/2015 10:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1005-50-cent-tmz-0150 Cent just learned why it's important to get the full story ... after he shared a homophobic post about "Empire" ... but he didn't read the whole thing. 

A rep for 50 tells TMZ the rapper reposted a photo to his Instagram making fun at the show's decline in ratings ... but he missed the part about the drop in ratings being due to the show's "gay stuff."

50's rep says he deleted the post once he saw the homophobic comments attached to it. The rep says the comments were "not a reflection of his views at all."

50 has been beefing with the show for a while now ... mostly because he says it's inferior to his show "Power." It doesn't help that "Empire" singled him out during the season 2 premiere episode.

Tyson Beckford

I Got No Beef With Chris Brown

... He's So Below Me

10/5/2015 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1005-tyson-beckford-chris-brown-TMZ-01Tyson Beckford says he doesn't have beef with Chris Brown anymore because the way he sees it, Brown is just plain nuts and nowhere near his level of fame.

Beckford hosted a party in Atlantic City over the weekend and took a passive aggressive approach at squashing their beef. The two exchanged threats back in May after Beckford posted a pic with Brown's ex, Karrueche Tran.

Beckford's reason for waving the white flag now -- "At 38,000 ft, I can't hear what you're saying on the sidewalk." 

He didn't stop there ... "When you're someone who's at my level and you realize someone else is not really all there, you just say, 'You know what, I'm just gonna let you slide because I realize you're not all there.'"

Tyson loves ending feuds. He just has a funny way of showing it. 

Stephen A. Smith

Threatens Kevin Durant


10/5/2015 8:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Someone call Vince McMahon ... because Stephen A. Smith just went on a WWE-style smacktalk rant directed at Kevin Durant ... in which he essentially threatens to dig up dirt that will DESTROY the NBA star!! 

It's pretty crazy ...  Smith went on ESPN's "First Take" to respond to comments made by Durant -- in which KD called BS on one of Smith's NBA reports about him. Durant called Smith a liar and claimed neither he nor anyone in his inner circle has ever talked to Smith.

Smith clearly didn't take too kindly to the statement ... and UNLOADED this morning:

"I sit here today incredibly offended by the personal attack that this man has put against me," Smith said.

"What I would like to ask Kevin Durant and some of the brothers who talk behind my back in the NBA who probably put him up to something stupid like this ... Do you really want me to come out of this seat and go back on the scene? Do you really wanna see me in an NBA arena?"

"Because I can assure you I'll find out more in 10 minutes than I can get from 50 phone calls .... I have proven it."

"I am a black man on national television with a big mouth and I will still stand up today here and I'll put my resume spanning 22 years plus up against anyone in this industry."

"We really wanna go here? We really wanna start something with ME???? You sure about that??? I just want people to think about that."

Seems the gauntlet has essentially been laid down. 

Lil Wayne

Birdman Screwed Over Drake, Nicki and Tyga Too

10/5/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1002_lil_wayne_nicki_drake_tyga_birdman_TMZDrake, Nicki Minaj and Tyga say they got screwed by Birdman just like Lil Wayne did ... at least that's what Lil Wayne claims in new legal docs.

Lil Wayne now claims in his bitter lawsuit against Birdman and Cash Money, he has letters from Drake and Tyga's people claiming they got stiffed out of a fortune. And Nicki's people say in a separate letter her producers also got shortchanged by Young Money, and Wayne says it's Cash Money's responsibility to pay producers.

As you know, Lil Wayne runs Young Money, whose stable of artists include Drake, Nicki and Tyga. Cash Money is the parent company of Young Money, and Birdman is the big boss.

The allegations of Cash Money's financial shenanigans are massive. Young Money claims it was supposed to get a big chunk of a $100 million advance from Universal -- an advance that went directly to Cash Money -- and they're still waiting.

But Cash Money says Wayne and company are full of it. They gave him a $20 million advance for Young Money in 2012, another $12 million for Wayne's solo album and another $70 million in advances, royalties, marketing and recording costs for various Young Money artists.

Cash Money claims in the docs if anyone is a slacker it's Wayne ... he was supposed to deliver 21 albums over 7 years for his artists and only anted up 13.

Amber Rose

You Can Ask Me All About Slut-Shaming ...

But Keep Kim & Kanye Out Of It!!

10/3/2015 12:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1003-main-amber-rose-tmz-01Amber Rose made one thing very clear at her Slut Walk event in LA on Saturday ... mention Kim and Kanye, get the boot.

In a letter given to everyone on the red carpet, Rose asked she only get questions about the walk and her personal endeavors. One paragraph specifically states that anyone who brings up Yeezus and Kim will be kicked out. 


It's interesting given Kanye's history with Rose ... the two have gone back and forth with disses since their split in 2010 but it looks like Rose wants to completely phase Yeezy out.

However ... Amber's mom was still holding a sign that read, "F**k yo 30 showers!" ... referring to Ye's infamous interview where he said Kim made him take 30 showers just to rid him of Amber Rose.

Check out the pics, the walk was held as a way to bring awareness to everything from sexism to racism. 


Robin Williams

Family Settles Feud Over Estate

10/2/2015 3:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1002_robin_williams_tmzRobin Williams' widow has settled her lawsuit against the comedian's children, in a dispute that got intensely personal and hurtful.

Susan Schneider Williams, his 3rd wife, claimed the kids tried to screw her out of money she needed to live. The bad blood centered around Robin's estate in Tiburon, CA. His will provided that Susan got the house and expenses to maintain it, but his estate had the power to dole out the dollars, and she says the estate harbored a grudge against her and denied her what she needed.

Susan and the kids also fought over Robin's awards, watch collection, an expensive bike collection, photos and other cherished possessions.

Susan has now dropped her claims against the estate so the matter is now settled. The terms of the settlement are confidential.


Brittney Griner Divorce

Pregnant Wife Gets Boot

From Arizona Home

9/30/2015 9:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0930-britney-glory-tmz-instagram2More bad news for Brittney Griner's estranged wife Glory Johnson -- she's been officially made persona non grata at the former couple's Arizona home ... despite the fact Glory's pregnant with twins.

TMZ Sports has obtained new court docs filed in the case of the divorcing WNBA stars -- this time, the judge has awarded Griner temporary exclusive use of the home while the couple works to finalize their split. 

According to the docs, Johnson must be out effective immediately -- and has to schedule a date with Griner to go back to the home so she can pick up her personal belongings, including clothing, toiletries and luggage.

But there's a huge catch ... Glory must be accompanied by a police officer, to make sure there's no funny business when she gets to the home. Also, she only gets 20 minutes to get her stuff and leave. 

As we previously reported, the couple broke up just 28 days after their wedding in May -- which followed a nasty domestic violence incident at the home in which they were both arrested.  

Johnson is now pregnant with twins and due in January -- and says she planned the pregnancy WITH Griner ... though Griner hasn't said if she plans to have a role in the kids' lives. 

President of Gabon

Destitute Wife Files for Divorce

... In L.A.

9/30/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0929-gabon-inge-01The President of Gabon in West Africa has 2 wives with very different lives ... one who lives in the presidential palace and the other who's on welfare. Guess who's unhappy and wants a divorce?

President Ali Bongo Ondimba lived in L.A. when his dad was the president. He met a woman named Inge in 1991 and married her 3 years later. They had 3 kids and lived lavishly ... private jets, mansions, cooks, the works. In fact, in 2006, Inge was featured on a VH1 show -- 'Really Rich Real Estate' -- where she bid $25 mil on a Malibu mansion.

But then Ali's dad died and he became President of Gabon, which required him to move back to his homeland. Inge followed him but claims her life was a nightmare. She says witch doctors convinced her husband she was crazy and as a result she was beaten, mutilated and kidnapped.

Inge escaped and came back to L.A. Ali got married to another woman and Inge says he completely cut her off financially. Inge says she hasn't received a dime since 2008. 

Fast forward to September 2015 ... Inge, who says she's living on welfare, filed for divorce. In the legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Inge says she and her 16-year-old son are living on $524 a month in public assistance.

She's asking for full custody and spousal support.

There's an obvious dilemma -- California courts are going to have a problem getting jurisdiction over the president of an African country.

But Ali may have a problem, too. He married a much younger woman, Sylvia Valentin, and it looks like polygamy may be an issue.

Lil Wayne

Alleged Bus Shooter ...

I'm As Likely to Kill as Drew Brees

9/29/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0928_lil_wayne_young-thug-jimmy-winfrey-TMZThe man accused of shooting up Lil Wayne's tour bus now says the notion he'd try to off Weezy is as absurd as Drew Brees trying to kill rival QB Matt Ryan.

Lawyers for Jimmy Winfrey -- who's currently behind bars, awaiting trial for the shooting in April -- claim their client did not have a motive to hurt Wayne. The lawyers acknowledge Winfrey was an associate of Young Thug, but they say Y.T. idolizes Wayne.

The lawyers acknowledge there's rivalry in the rap game, but that doesn't mean rappers automatically want to kill each other. Winfrey's lawyers say, "Clearly, the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons are rivals because they are fighting every year to win the same division: the NFC South. Yet, this does not provide a motive for Drew Brees to kill or maim Matt Ryan."

The lawyers say there are indeed actual rap beefs, but the idea that Wayne and Young Thug are the next Tupac and Biggie is absurd.

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