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Eric Dickerson Rams Told Me I'm Not Wanted at Games ... Over Team Criticism

11/28/2016 1:21 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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4:31PM PT -- Rams C.O.O. Kevin Demoff says Eric Dickerson is NOT banned from the sideline ... and is welcome at Rams games/practice. Demoff says he has reached out to E.D. in an effort to clear up any miscommunication.

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Eric Dickerson says he's persona non grata on the L.A. Rams sidelines -- and it's all over criticisms the NFL great made about the team. 

The Hall of Famer went on his radio show on AM 570 LA Sports early Monday and said, "Someone with the Rams told me I'm not wanted on sidelines at games, that what I've said makes the players uncomfortable."

Dickerson did not reveal who made the call -- but sources connected to the situation say it was someone powerful.  

Dickerson said the Rams official told him his honesty was making players uncomfortable. 

We're told Dickerson is unhappy with the situation -- especially because he's not only been a supporter, but hosted the rookies at his home during training camp in his own "rookie symposium."

We reached out to the Rams -- so far, no word back.

Story developing ...

Bethenny Frankel Ex-Hubby Says I Need a Relationship with your BF

11/23/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1122_bethenny-frankel-jason_hoppy_tmz_gettyBethenny Frankel's ex-husband is bristling over threats by her current boyfriend to sue him for trashing her in emails, saying he's forced to interact with the BF because the guy's constantly around his daughter.

Jason Hoppy fired off a letter to the lawyer for Dennis Shields, who threatened to sue Hoppy claiming he was sending a flurry of disgusting, harassing emails to Bethenny and cc'ing him.

Hoppy, who Shields claimed sent emails calling Bethenny ugly, old and irrelevant, never specifically disputed the content of what he sent, but he did say, "As a concerned father, I often have to contact others when I cannot reach my daughter through her mother."

Hoppy goes on to say as long as Shields is in his daughter's life, "I have no choice but to have some type of relationship with him."

Short story ... Shields threatened to sue Hoppy if he didn't stop the emails, so it seems like they're gonna have a date in court.

Bethenny Frankel Boyfriend Threatens Ex-Husband with Harassment Suit

11/22/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1121-jason-hoppy-bethenny-frankel-dennis-shields-TMZ-GETTY-01Bethenny Frankel's boyfriend claims he's been on the receiving end of a torrent of disgusting, vicious emails written by her ex-husband, and he's preparing to fire back in court.

Dennis Shields, who's been dating Bethenny for a year, had his lawyer fire off a letter to her ex, Jason Hoppy, accusing him of sending him dozens of emails with "increasing frequency and hostility."

Sources connected with Shields, who's the Chairman of YieldStreet, say the emails are actually to Bethenny but Hoppy cc'd Shields. There's a running theme in all the emails ... that Bethenny is ugly, old and irrelevant and Shields should run for the hills, like all her boyfriends before.  

We're told Hoppy has emailed that Shields is in a "revolving door of men" and that "he'll be gone soon."

Our sources say Hoppy has sent 49 emails in the last 70 days, and both Bethenny and Shields have had it. Shields' lawyer threatens him in the letter, obtained by TMZ, to stop sending emails immediately, or he'll sue.

Floyd Mayweather's Dad I'll Knock Conor Out Myself 'He Needs To Sit Down'

11/21/2016 1:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Conor McGregor's got TWO Mayweathers threatening to beat his ass -- with Floyd's famous father vowing to knock out the UFC superstar himself ... for a fraction of the price! 

64-year-old Floyd Mayweather Sr. -- who was a pretty good pro fighter himself -- put it very bluntly, "I'LL PUT HIS ASS TO SLEEP!"

Floyd's dad unloaded on McGregor to FightHype.com -- spelling out exactly why "Notorious" would get crushed in a fight where he wasn't allowed to use his "damn feet."

Birdman Furious at Lil Wayne ... No Respek Means No Deal!

11/21/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1117-birdman-lil-wayne-tmz-01Birdman's legal war with Lil Wayne is back to square one, because Weezy continues to drop major disrespect on his ex-mentor's name.

Sources close to the situation tell us ... lawyers for the 2 camps were close to reaching a deal -- one meeting away, in fact -- when Wayne publicly dissed Birdman by changing the lyrics in "I'm Me" from a Cash Money shout-out to a Jay Z shout-out.

We're told Birdman has his own beef with Jay, which made Wayne's diss sting even more. Lil Wayne's "Suck my d***!" at that same show didn't help either -- so he pulled the plug on negotiations.

The bottom line, we're told, is if they're ever gonna settle the $51 million lawsuit ... both sides need to stop jawing in public.


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Kanye West Attacks Beyonce and Jay Z

11/20/2016 7:43 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye West went after the woman he fiercely defended just a few years ago ... none other than Beyonce.

Yeezy went ham on Bey Saturday night at his concert in Sacramento, indignant because Beyonce said she would only perform at the 2016 VMAs if she won the night's top honor, Video of the Year for "Formation." She competed and won against Kanye and Drake.

It's ironic ... he was skewered in 2009 for interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for Best Female Video over Beyonce. 

And Kanye had harsh words for Bey's hubby, Jay Z, for not respecting him enough to return a call.

And get this ... at the end Kanye embraces Kid Cudi, who had famous beef with Yeezy.

Warren G Floyd Will Destroy Conor ... Just Like He Did Pacquiao

11/20/2016 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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No need for Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather to duke it out in the ring ... 'cause hip-hop legend Warren G says the outcome would be a beatdown ... and Money Mayweather would do the beating.

We got Warren -- a huge boxing fan -- out in L.A. and asked him about the hypothetical fight EVERYONE is talking about, Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather ... basically, who would win?

Add Warren to the group that doesn't think it'd be much of a fight ... he told our camera guy he thinks the brawl will end up just like Mayweather/Pacquiao did ... with Floyd getting his hand raised.

Mike Pence at 'Hamilton' Shots Fired by Fake Aaron Burr Trump Infuriated

11/19/2016 6:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

update_graphic_red_bar9:40 AM PST -- Dixon responded to Trump on Twitter, saying, "conversation is not harassment sir. And I appreciate Mike Pence for stopping to listen."update_grey_gray_barVP-elect Mike Pence was booed and lectured Friday night on Broadway, courtesy of "Hamilton," and Donald Trump is pissed off.

Trump just tweeted, "The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence.  Apologize!"

Pence and some family members hit up the play, and they entered the theater to a chorus of boos.  

When the cast took their bows, Pence stood up to leave, but Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr implored him to stay and read what was clearly a prepared statement, saying in part, "We are a diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us."

Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote and originally starred in the play, says he's proud of Dixon for "leading with love," adding "ALL are welcome at the theater."  But Trump begs to differ, saying, "Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater."

Mariah Carey James, You're a 'Lying Opportunist' Settlement Dead

11/19/2016 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1118-mariah-carey-james-packer-tmzThe "settlement" negotiations between Mariah Carey and ex-fiance James Packer have broken down, and there are now threats of lawsuits, with Mariah accusing James of being a "lying opportunist."

TMZ broke the story ... Mariah demanded $50 million from James, claiming he uprooted her life from New York and caused her emotional distress that caused her to cancel the South American leg of her world tour. Our James sources say the tour cancellations were due to poor ticket sales, not distress.

We're told James has now drawn the line ... he doesn't owe her squat. He says they were never married and there's no legal basis for him to pay her a penny.

Mariah has a very different view. Our Mariah sources say James used her to secure business, and dragged her to various meetings to meet important people, including foreign dignitaries, so he could seal some lucrative deals. She believes she's entitled to a cut.

Mariah is holding the line ... she wants $50 mil. Our James sources say if he pays her anything it will be to shut her up and get her out of his hair.

Andre Ward I Sparred With The Diaz Brothers ... Dudes Can Box With Anyone

11/19/2016 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Andre Ward has a great big NOT SO FAST for anyone who thinks UFC guys can't hang with pro boxers ... saying he actually sparred with Nick and Nate Diaz, and the dudes can throw hands ... FOR REAL.

Ward's in Vegas getting ready for his PPV throwdown with Sergey Kovalev on Saturday and took a little time to talk to TMZ Sports before the two lock horns.

Of course, we asked him who he'd pick in a mega-fight between Conor and Floyd ... and while he made it clear Floyd has the edge in a boxing ring, he told us he knows FIRSTHAND how hard UFC guys can hit.

"I spar with Nick and Nate Diaz ... those boys know what they're doing, they can throw their hands."

Get this ... Ward also says he'd like to see a truce in the whole MMA vs boxing war.

We're all for that ... AFTER Conor and Floyd bash each other's faces in.

Yolanda Hadid to Hater/Olympian Bella Was a Real Deal Athlete ... Before Lyme Disease

11/18/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1117-yolanda-bella-hadid-meryl-davis-tmz-instagram-01Bella Hadid's mom is striking back at the Olympic gold medalist who trolled Bella for her new deal as a Nike brand ambassador.

Figure skater Meryl Davis basically slammed Bella for working with the athletic giant -- posting a pic of Bella with the swoosh, Kylie Jenner in Puma gear and gymnast Aly Raisman ... with the caption, "I'll take the one promoted by the athlete please."

Mama bear ain't happy. Yolanda Hadid tells TMZ, Bella had Olympic dreams and competed in equestrian riding every weekend from age 3 until 15, when Bella got Lyme disease. She says Bella was forced to quit riding competitively.

The disease can fog the brain and slow reaction times -- an obvious danger while riding.

Athletics aside ... Yolanda added, "You obviously don't have to be an athlete to wear or enjoy Nike wear."

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Soulja Boy I Don't Kill Rappers ... But My Money Sure Kills Beef

11/17/2016 6:37 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Soulja Boy has the perfect antidote for phony death threats gone awry ... and it rhymes with a million dollars.  

We got Soulja at LAX where he cleared up a recent Twitter spat he escalated with Chi-Town MC Rico Recklezz ... on whom he put a $100k bounty. 

Soulja makes no bones about it -- his focus is on new money, not old beefs with nobody rappers. Catch that, Rico and Yachty?

Nick Diaz Reacts To Conor McGregor's Club Rant ... 'F*** You'

11/16/2016 2:28 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Nick Diaz was inside 1 Oak nightclub when Conor McGregor went off on Floyd Mayweather Tuesday night -- and had this 2 word reaction -- "F*** you."

Diaz began Snapchatting himself during Conor's rant -- and said, "I was already the 2-weight world champion, bitch."

Then he threw up a middle finger and said, "F*** you."

Our Diaz sources tell us Nick wants a piece of the Irish superstar at some point in the future ... though no word if there's been any real talks behind the scenes. 

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