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NFL's Cardale Jones No Way I'd Fight Paige VanZant ... She'd Destroy Me

6/28/2016 8:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The war over the "12 Gauge" nickname ain't about to be settled in the Octagon -- with Cardale Jones telling TMZ Sports ... Paige VanZant would "destroy" him in an MMA fight. 

Remember, Paige called out Jones earlier this month -- saying the two should fight over the nickname they both use ... winner gets the "12 Gauge" title once and for all. 

Well, we saw the Buffalo Bills rookie at LAX Monday and he told us he still intends to battle Paige over it -- however, he knows better than to accept a real scrap with a UFC star.

"I'm not about to get in her profession ... she would destroy me."

Jones does have another idea in mind about how to settle the issue -- it's wayyyy less violent.

Chris Brown Publicist Says You Call Me 'Bitch' ... I Quit

6/28/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0628-chris-brown-tmzChris Brown went ballistic on a publicist, referring to her as a do-nothing "bitch," and the publicist fired back that she spent all of her time cleaning up his "s***t."

Chris had an angry exchange with PR guru Nicole Perna over magazine covers he wanted for his clothing line. The conversation started with Perna texting him, "Loooove all the black pyramid pieces ... awesome collection!"

A frustrated Brown did not receive the compliment well, saying, "I don't want you texting me compliments with no results." He went on to accuse Perna of doing nothing to secure Vogue, GQ or any other publications, telling her, "Get in the game."

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And then the fireworks started. Perna lashed out, "Anna Wintour doesn't want to f*** with you. These editors don't want to f*** with you." She goes on, "The majority of my time is spent on damage control. I am constantly cleaning s*** up and having your back."

Brown fires back, "NICOLE, you texting me as if I will give a f*** if u dont work for me or not ... Do whatever makes u feel better. Me personally, I DONT GIVE A F***!!!"

Mike G, Chris' manager who just sued the singer for allegedly attacking him, was included in the string of texts. Chris then texted, "Mike, this bitch got all the balls in the world talking to me but can't talk to the editors or anyone for that matter when they release bulls*** in the press ... Send this bitch her termination."

And then, Perna texts Chris, "Chris, respect. You're in my prayers x."

Chris's final shot, "Bitch u in my nightmares."

Perna sent her resignation letter to Chris. 

Calvin Harris Taylor Meeting Tom's Mom Is a Joke ... Just Ask MY Mom

6/28/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0627-calvin-harris-tom-hiddleston-taylor-swift-TMZ-GETTY-01Calvin Harris thinks it's "f****** laughable" that Taylor Swift has already met Tom Hiddleston's mother ... considering she NEVER met Calvin's parents during their 15-month relationship.

Sources close to the former couple tell TMZ ... Calvin wanted Taylor to meet his parents, who live in the U.K., but Taylor always told him it was too far away.

We're told Calvin was understandably "bewildered and astonished" when he heard about TayTom's visit to meet his mother, Diana ... in the freakin' U.K.!! Remember, Hiddleston's only been in the picture for a few weeks at this point.

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What's the rush? One source says Calvin thinks Taylor's cozying up to Tom to lock down a Bond girl role ... IF he becomes the new James Bond, as rumored.

If it sounds like sour grapes, it's not -- we're told it's more comical to Calvin, who also feels like he dodged a bullet.

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Ray J Manager's PISSED at Kanye 'Watch Your F****** Mouth!'

6/27/2016 8:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

If Kanye West wanted to get under people's skin with his "Famous" music video ... it worked, and now he's got Ray J's manager on his ass ... making serious threats.

Ray was in downtown L.A. when we asked what he thought of his nude appearance in Kanye's vid. Watch this -- Ray doesn't have much to say, but his music manager, Wack 100, said a lot, and sent a message to West -- "Tell that n**** he a long way from Chicago."

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There was a lot more -- and it's obvious that something about the video has rubbed Ray J and his team the wrong way.

If you forgot, Wack is the same guy who manages The Game, and knocked out Stitches with one punch last year. Sooo ... there's that. 

Chris Brown Threatening and 'High on Drugs' ... Claims Ex-Tour Mgr.

6/27/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0624-chris-brown-tmz-02Chris Brown allegedly cornered a female tour manager and went on a threatening, drug-fueled tirade so intense, she jumped off the tour bus and quit on the spot.

Sources connected to Chris' tour tell us the incident went down May 23 during Chris' European tour. Nancy Ghosh -- who's worked with the likes of J Lo, Kanye West and Justin Bieber -- claims Brown cursed her out in a dispute over her employment terms.

The day after the incident she fired off an email to Brown's team ... in which she explained she felt unsafe because Chris has been "irrational and high on drugs." Ghosh also claimed Brown referenced "what he did to Mike G" ... and threatened to do the same to her. TMZ broke the story ... Chris' ex-manager, Mike G, sued him for an alleged beatdown.

Ghosh said she refused to stay on the bus after the argument out of fear for her safety. 

We're told a production manager on the tour also complained, through his lawyer ... claiming Brown has been verbally abusive and threatening. 

We've reached out to Chris' camp ... so far no word back.

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Chris Brown's Manager I Didn't Steal and ... Oops, You Forgot to Fire Me!

6/24/2016 12:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0624-chris-brown-tmzChris Brown's manager made good on his threat to add defamation to his lawsuit against Brown, and says there's no way he could have stolen the singer's cheddar.

Hours after Brown posted 2 videos saying Mike G had been fired for stealing his money, the now estranged manager filed new legal docs. In the new lawsuit, he says he's never had access to Chris' money because another business manager is solely responsible for finances.

Even though in the videos, Chris says he'd canned Mike over the cash ... we're told Mike claims he never got a termination notice until AFTER he filed his lawsuit.

We broke the story ... Mike G's also suing for assault, battery, false imprisonment and breach of contract after what he says was a bloody beatdown by Chris

Mike's Lawyer, Patty Glaser, released this statement -- "Sadly, Chris Brown is once again lashing out against those who were closest to him and is refusing to accept responsibility for his actions. Making up false claims against Mike G to deflect attention away from his continued violent behavior is shameful. We are looking forward to our day in court when Chris Brown will be held accountable.”

Future Drops O.J. Murder Song Did He Just Threaten Russell Wilson?

6/24/2016 10:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Future just dropped a killer new track -- the hook's all about O.J. Simpson and double murders ... and includes a line threatening an unnamed dude who's trying to "f*** my baby mama."

The track from DJ Esco's mixtape is called "Juice" -- and includes the lines: "Murder trial, O.J. Simpson. White on white, O.J. Simpson. Double murder, O.J. Simpson." 

But then he spits this line ... "Tryin' to f*** my baby mama, dog what's up with you? You gon' make me get a heat, I'm pullin' up on you."

Of course, with Future's very public beef with baby mama Ciara -- people are already asking the question ... is this about Russell Wilson???

We reached out to Future's camp -- so far, no comment. 

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Wiz Khalifa I'm Not Buying Kanye's Apology ... He Ain't Keeping it Real

6/24/2016 7:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

Wiz Khalifa's blood feud with Kanye West is far from over even though Kanye apologized.

Wiz was on "The Breakfast Club" Friday morning when he revealed he and 'Ye aren't exactly on speaking terms after war erupted in January. If you forgot, during one of his Twitter rants, West went in on Amber Rose, Wiz and even mentioned their son.

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As we reported ... Yeezus actually called Wiz and apologized, but check out why Wiz isn't convinced Kanye meant what he said on the phone.

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John Elway Responds to Von Miller Photo Diss ... 'That's Too Bad'

6/24/2016 6:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

John Elway is finally responding to Von Miller's Instagram diss -- and he seems disappointed in the NFL superstar. 

Elway -- the Exec. VP and GM for the Broncos -- was leaving Craig's in L.A. Thursday night when we asked how he felt about Von cutting him out of a pic he took with Elway and other teammates at the White House earlier this month. 

Miller cut Elway out of the pic to show his displeasure with the Broncos 6-year, $114 million contract offer ($40 mil guaranteed) ... an offer Miller feels is WAY too low.  

Elway responded to the slight last night -- and it seems obvious their relationship is still icy as ever. 

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'Cyborg' Justino 'I Would Kill Ronda Rousey'

6/24/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Cris "Cyborg" Justino ain't mincing her words ... telling TMZ Sports she would "kill" Ronda Rousey if they ever stepped in the Octagon.

The UFC superstar was at LAX when she made it clear -- she has a burning desire to fight Ronda because they have a "novella" together ... "and you have to finish a novella."

So, how would the novella end?

"I kill her," Cyborg says ... "I would put everything [she has said] about me in my hands."

We also asked about Miesha Tate -- who recently told TMZ Sports she'd definitely take a fight with Cyborg. 

Cyborg's reaction -- bring it on!

Rep. Alan Grayson Pay Attention, Paul Ryan ... We'll Show You How to Do Your Job

6/23/2016 3:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan wouldn't know how to run Congress if his job came with an instruction manual ... according to Florida Congressman Alan Grayson.

Grayson -- a Democrat participating in the sit-in for a gun control vote -- threw major shade at Ryan just after the political protest was suspended until legislators return in July.

We asked him about Ryan saying the Dems were just pulling a "publicity stunt," and that's when he went off.

Keep in mind, Grayson's constituency includes Orlando ... so his passion on the topic makes sense.

Amber Heard Miraculous Weight Gain?

6/23/2016 7:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Amber Heard arrived back in L.A. after getting fitted for her "Justice League" costume in London ... exactly one week after the fitting was supposedly cancelled because she was 20 lbs underweight. 

TMZ broke the story ... Johnny Depp's team wanted to take Amber's deposition a week ago, but her lawyers said she was unavailable because she was going to London for the movie fitting.  

We found out Amber never went, and her people said the fitting had been cancelled because she had been so stressed out she lost 20 lbs ... so the fitting was scrapped.

Our Johnny sources are scoffing ... they never believed she was supposed to be in London a week ago and that the story was concocted so she wouldn't have to be cross-examined under oath about the alleged beating.

Fact is ... she looks thin in the video.

We're told settlement talks between Amber and Johnny are continuing, but it's a rocky road.

Drake Sued Bodyguard Beat My Ass ... Threatened My Bitches

6/22/2016 5:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0622_drake_tmz-2Drake drives a hard bargain ... if he tries hiring you but you turn him down, he'll have someone beat you up -- this according to famed rapper/producer Detail.

Detail has just filed a lawsuit against Drake, claiming the famous Canadian offered Detail a plum job back in 2014 as his exclusive producer. Problem was ... Detail didn't want to be tied to one guy, so he declined.

According to the lawsuit, the rejection didn't sit well with Drake, who became irate. Time passed but the bad feelings lingered. Detail claims in June 2014, Drake invited him to his Calabasas estate, on the pretext of working together again.  

Detail says he arrived at 2 AM and was met by Drake's bodyguard, Chubbs, who coldcocked him and broke his jaw.

Detail says during the beating, Chubbs yelled, "I will beat all your asses, including your bitches. I don't give a f***. I will hit you again. Do you think Drake is soft? You think Drake's a punk?"

The producer says Drake set him up for the beating, and he wants lots of cash.

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