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'Storm Chasers' Star Joel Taylor Died of MDMA Overdose On Cruise Ship

6/22/2018 8:21 AM PDT

"Storm Chasers" star Joel Taylor died from an ecstasy overdose while on a cruise ship earlier this year ... according to his toxicology results.

The Bureau of Forensic Sciences of Puerto Rico tells us, based on Taylor's lab results, it was determined his cause of death was MDMA poisoning. They also found traces of ketamine in his system.

TMZ broke the story -- Taylor was found unresponsive in his room back in January -- witnesses told us he was seen earlier in the night being carried off the dance floor by two other men. We were told he'd consumed multiple substances.

The cruise Taylor was on was full of celebs, with performances from Olivia Newton-John and Galantis

Several people had been arrested prior to boarding the ship in Ft. Lauderdale for drug possession.

Taylor was 38 years old. 

Jim Jones Busted for Drugs, Gun Possession ... Chased Down by Cops

6/21/2018 1:10 PM PDT

Jim Jones is facing a handful of charges after he and friends led Georgia cops on a chase that ended with him getting busted for possession of drugs and a handgun ... TMZ has learned.

The NYC rapper was a backseat passenger in a car cops pulled over Thursday night in Cowetta County. According to the Sheriff's Dept., instead of stopping, the car accelerated and cops gave chase. During the chase, the car struck a deputy's vehicle ... and finally stopped.

We're told Jones and three others were in the car. After a search, deputies found marijuana, oxycodone, Percocet, vape cartridges, THC oil, 2 loaded pistols and cash ... which Jones called "just petty cash." 

One of the pistols was stolen, according to cops. Neither Jones nor his friends admitted possession of any of the items ... but Jones said he had a prescription for the Oxy and Percocet pills. Jones also told cops he told the driver to pull over, but she was acting "incoherent."

Since no one claimed the paraphernalia ... everyone was busted. Jones was charged for possession of the stolen gun, possession of a firearm during commission of a crime and possession of narcotics ... all felonies. He also got a misdemeanor for the prescription pills not being in their original container.

Jones was released on $7,000 bail.

Baker Mayfield Breaks Down Cop Tackle Video 'So Much Regret'

6/21/2018 10:02 AM PDT
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Baker Mayfield just gave the play-by-play on his infamous 2017 arrest -- where he was chased down and tackled by police in Arkansas -- and said, "There's so much regret about that."

The #1 pick in the NFL Draft appeared on FS1's 'The Herd' with Colin Cowherd -- who played the arrest video for Baker and asked him straight-up what the hell he was thinking. 

As previously reported, Baker was arrested for public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after trying to run from cops who wanted to question him about a fight from earlier that evening. 

Baker was adamant to Cowherd that he was not in trouble for anything when cops approached him -- but he freaked out due to his "state of mind."

"For some reason, I thought I was in trouble," Mayfield said ... so he decided to try and run away. 

Cops then tackled him down to the ground and the video went viral. 

"That was very eye-opening to me," Mayfield said ... explaining that the incident was a "rude awakening to responsibility and accountability."

Baker insists he's learned his lesson and has become better as a player and a person as a result. 

Demi Lovato Sings 'Not Sober Anymore' ... Apologizes to Fans

6/21/2018 9:07 AM PDT

It appears Demi Lovato has relapsed after 6 years of sobriety ... at least based on the lyrics in her new single. 

The singer -- who struggled with bouts of cocaine addiction -- dropped the surprise track, "Sober" Thursday and sings, "Momma I'm so sorry. I'm not sober anymore. And daddy, please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor. To the ones who never left me, we've been down this road before. I'm so sorry, I'm not sober anymore."

Demi also seems to apologize to fans with the lyrics, "I wanna be a role model, but I'm only human." She also assures her fans there's no quit in her, and she will seek the help she needs.

It is possible she's singing about a past time in her life. We've reached out to her reps to get clarification, but haven't heard back yet.

On "Sober" she also sings, "I'm sorry that I'm here again. I promise I'll get help. It wasn't my intention. I'm sorry to myself." 

Kate Spade Anxiety Meds, No Illegal Drugs Found At Death Scene

6/21/2018 8:19 AM PDT

Cops investigating Kate Spade's suicide found a variety of anxiety meds at her death scene, but no illegal drugs ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us NYPD officers combing through Kate's Park Avenue home came across the anxiety meds, which were prescribed to the designer. We don't know yet if Kate had taken any of the medications before she took her life.

Our sources say detectives did not come across any illegal narcotics in the home.

TMZ broke the story ... Spade had fallen into a state of depression in the months leading up to her death after her husband, Andy Spade, had asked for a divorce. The couple was living separately but, according to Andy, still had dinners and took vacations together with their 13-year-old daughter. 

Kate's funeral is being held Thursday in Kansas City, Missouri ... where she was born and raised. 

Nick Young 'Legalize Cocaine!' (Update: I'm Kidding, Y'all)

6/20/2018 6:02 AM PDT

Nick Young's thrilled marijuana is becoming legal across the country ... but he's already onto the next issue -- COKE!!!

"I want people to pass cocaine," the NBA star told TMZ Sports outside 1 OAK on Tuesday night ... "Everybody needs to do cocaine!"

For the record, cocaine isn't illegal everywhere -- did you know blow is sorta legal in Colombia where people can possess 1 gram or less? There's similar laws in the Czech Republic and Uruguay.

And, there's been a real argument that legalizing all drugs could actually benefit the society.  

Aside from the booger sugar convo, we also spoke with Swaggy about LeBron James, the Warriors and how he's blinging out his brand new NBA Championship ring! 

Also ... kids, don't do drugs. 

11:30 AM PT -- Swaggy P just issued a statement saying CHILLAX -- he was just kidding around. 

Broncos WR Carlos Henderson Cuts Deal In Weed Eating Case

6/19/2018 2:55 PM PDT

The Denver Broncos WR who allegedly tried to hide weed from the cops -- by shoveling it into his mouth -- is catching a break ... because he's not going to jail for his afternoon snack.

As we previously reported, Carlos Henderson was arrested in January when cops say he tried to conceal the sticky-icky evidence by eating it -- unsuccessfully -- during a routine traffic stop.

Henderson -- who's going into his 2nd NFL season -- was charged with possession of marijuana and was facing up to 6 months in jail.

But, don't worry ... Henderson's not getting locked up.

Instead, we're told he was admitted into a diversion program that'll essentially only require him to keep his nose clean for the next 3 months -- and if he does, the case will be thrown out.

Dallas Cowboys' Legend's Son Arrested for Murder

6/19/2018 6:18 AM PDT
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The son of Dallas Cowboys legend Erik Williams has been arrested in connection with a double murder in Texas, TMZ Sports has learned. 

20-year-old Cassius Shakembe Williams -- along with another man -- have been arrested and each charged with 2 counts of capital murder in the shooting deaths of 2 men in Mesquite, TX on June 12. 

Officials believe the victims were attempting to sell marijuana to Williams and his friend, when the buyers pulled out guns and demanded they hand over the weed. 

Shots were fired and the two alleged dealers were killed. 

Capital murder is essentially the same as 1st degree murder -- and if convicted, it carries the death penalty. 

Williams is a former football player himself -- who was a 6'1", 290 lb defensive tackle at Central State University. 

His father, Erik Williams, was a 2-time Super Bowl champ with the Dallas Cowboys -- where he was also a 4-time Pro Bowler as an offensive lineman. 

'Siesta Key' Pauly Paul Busted for Weed

6/18/2018 3:19 PM PDT

A recurring cast member from MTV's "Siesta Key" got popped for having pot ... TMZ has learned.

Paul Apostolides, better known as Pauly Paul on the show, was arrested Wednesday in Sarasota, FL -- not far from where the show is filmed.

Paul, who is an aspiring rapper, had failed to show up in court for a drinking in public charge, so a cop was conducting surveillance.

According to the police report, when the officer pulled over Paul, he smelled weed and Paul confessed to having a couple bags on him. The weed weighed in at 27.6 grams, but in Florida anything over 20 grams is considered a felony. 

Paul also had a suspended licence and expired vehicle tags.

He was released on $1,500 bond.

LeBron James Gets Own Weed Strain ... Courtesy Of The Game

6/15/2018 7:28 AM PDT
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The Game has created a brand new strain of marijuana -- obviously named after LeBron James -- and he's hoping it helps convince the NBA superstar to sign with the Lakers. 

It's called "'LA' Bron James -- and created by Game's marijuana company, "Trees By Game" -- and the rapper says there's a very specific reason why he developed this strain. 

"[It's] a strain inspired by my city & them trying to bring King James to the LAKESHOW."

FYI, Game is from Los Angeles -- and he's a die-hard fan of the Purple & Gold (and green too).

For the record, Game -- just like the Warriors -- has already smoked James. He liked it. 

LeBron will obviously see a TON of recruiting pitches over the next few months -- this might be the most creative! 

Michael Jordan Bout That Tequila Life ... In NYC

6/14/2018 9:26 AM PDT
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Looks like Michael Jordan turned up on a Wednesday ... 'cause the G.O.A.T. left his NYC hotel Thursday morning with half a bottle of tequila in one hand -- and a box of booze in the other!

What was he drinking? Seems to be a bottle of Tres Alegres Compadres Extra Anejo -- and, to be honest, we're having a hard time tracking down a price point on a bottle. 

So, if you happen to be an agave juice connoisseur, hit us up! 

We know MJ loves his tequila -- in fact, he once turned up in a San Diego nightclub back in 2015 with a $4,000 bottle of Clase Azul Ultra ... and danced his face off! 

And don't forget the private dance he got from his wife while sippin' on tequila back in March!

No word what the celebration was about this time ... maybe it's because, after the Cavs got swept, he seems to be winning a lot of the LeBon vs. Jordan debates?

Canelo Alvarez GGG Rematch Is Officially On!! (Again)

6/13/2018 2:08 PM PDT
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Surprise, surprise ... 

Ya just knew Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin were not about to walk away from MILLIONS ... finally hammering out a deal to set up boxing's long-anticipated rematch ... this according to Oscar De La Hoya.

Despite the fact the two sides were at loggerheads for months, ODLH tweeted out moments ago that a deal has been made and the fight is set for Sept. 15!

Oscar had previously set a noon deadline for GGG to accept his final offer, but c'mon ... with that much money on the line, everyone on the planet knew the deadline wasn't REALLY a deadline. 

Noon came and went ... and finally at 2 PM, the deal was announced.  

Oscar's problem was the GGG's camp wanted a 50/50 revenue share -- and Oscar said that was WAY too much money. 

Unclear what the final deal entails. 

The rematch was originally slated for Cinco de Mayo, but it was derailed when Canelo tested positive twice for PED. As we reported ... Canelo started training again, only this time he knows his next opponent. The fight's set to happen at T-Mobile Arena in Vegas.


Johnny Manziel Crushed Beers & Partied With Gronk Before Pats Pre-Draft Visit

6/12/2018 11:07 AM PDT
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Johnny Manziel did just what you'd expect him to before his pre-draft visit with the Patriots -- he raged with Gronk and trashed his hotel room with wine!!

The now-CFL QB gave a play-by-play of the incident leading up to his meeting with the Pats back in 2014 ... saying he intended on chilling and watching a movie ... but then had a major accident that resulted in a bottle of wine spraying all over his hotel room.

Then, he got a FaceTime call from Gronk ... and THAT'S when the fun started.

"He's like, 'yeah, I just got out of practice. You want to hang out?' That escalated probably a little bit more than just having a bottle of wine in the hotel room," Johnny said on his "Comeback SZN" podcast with Barstool Sports.

"But for as big as he is, that guy can actually play some ping pong. I was really surprised. And maybe drank a couple beers."

Of course, Johnny went on to get drafted by the Browns with the 22nd overall pick ... not the Pats.

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