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Jessica Simpson Super Buzzed for Hubby's Bday!!!

9/20/2017 6:54 AM PDT

Jessica Simpson let loose at her hubby's birthday dinner, and needed some help keeping it together on the way out of the event.

Jessica was leaving Craig's Tuesday night in WeHo arm in arm with Eric Johnson, who turned 38 a few days ago. We're told the pair was inside the joint for a whopping 5 hours ... which is written all over Jessica's face.

The singer damn near ate it when she almost fell off the sidewalk. Luckily, her hubby and a pap were there to avert disaster. We asked Jess what's her secret to a perfect butt pic ... 'cause she would know.

38 IS GREAT 🍻#IAMSOHOTFORYOU

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DMX Clean & Sober ... But Staying In Rehab

9/20/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

DMX just might pull a Gucci Mane because X's lawyer tells us the rapper's cleaned up so much in rehab, he's "back to being human again."

We spoke with Murray Richman who told us X has already packed on 40 lbs. Murray says he had been nothing but skin and bones before starting treatment in late August at a New England facility.

The program is almost complete, but Murray wants X to stay another 30 days since he's been responding so well ... they're letting him take day trips with a friend to a nearby town. 

We broke the story ... a judge signed off on rehab after the rapper said his house arrest for tax evasion wasn't helping him improve. Murray says they'll tackle the court case once DMX has successfully finished treatment. He's also not ruling out a tour in the future. 

Joe Thomas Celebrates 10k Straight NFL Snaps ... With Bourbon!!

9/18/2017 6:29 AM PDT
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Cleveland Browns legend Joe Thomas threw a Fitz after his 10,000th NFL snap -- and it was delicious. 

The 32-year-old tackle threw a 1-man whiskey celebration after his record-breaking game on Sunday -- with a glass of Old Fitzgerald Prime. 

But it doesn't appear to be any old bottle -- it seems to be a more collectible (and really valuable) version of the brown stuff (we're still waiting for our liquor experts to wake up).

Thomas hasn't missed a single play since getting drafted back in 2007 ... and has played for 22 different quarterbacks during that time.

Yeah, if we had to play for the Brownies that long, we'd be drinking too ...

Wayne Rooney Convicted of Drunk Driving ... Gets 2-Year Driving Ban

9/18/2017 5:54 AM PDT
Breaking News

Soccer superstar Wayne Rooney has apologized for driving drunk during a Sept. 1 incident -- after officials say he was more than THREE TIMES the legal limit.

As we previously reported, the English soccer legend was pulled over in Cheshire, England in the early morning on Sept. 1 while driving a VW Beetle with a female passenger.

The 31-year-old Everton striker appeared in court Monday morning and pled guilty to drunk driving, according to the BBC.

The judge told Rooney, "You placed yourself and other road users at risk as a result of your poor judgement that night."

"I accept your remorse is genuine and that you are aware of the adverse affects the events of that night have had, not least on your family."

Rooney was sentenced to a 2-year driving ban and has 12 months to complete 100 hours of community service. 

After the hearing, Rooney issued a statement saying, "I want publicly to apologise for my unforgiveable lack of judgement in driving while over the legal limit. It was completely wrong."

"I have already said sorry to my family, my manager and chairman and everyone at Everton FC."

"Now I want to apologise to all the fans and everyone else who has followed and supported me throughout my career."

"Of course I accept the sentence of the court and hope that I can make some amends through my community service."

Netflix's 'Narcos' Location Scout Shot & Killed On the Job in Mexcio

9/16/2017 11:43 AM PDT

A location scout for Netflix's hit show "Narcos" was shot and killed this week while working in Mexico ... this as the upcoming season shifts its focus to Mexican drug cartels.

Carolos Muñoz Portal was found shot to death Monday in central Mexico during location scouting for season 4 of "Narcos." He was reportedly found riddled with bullets in his car in a remote area near Hidalgo, which is known to have one of the highest murder rates in Mexico.

Netflix issued a statement saying ... "We are aware of the passing of Carlos Muñoz Portal, a well-respected location scout, and send our condolences to his family." Police are currently investigating the circumstances of Portal's death.

The new season of Narcos is expected to focus on the origins of the Juarez cartel in Mexico, and filming was supposed to go down there as opposed to Colombia where past seasons were shot. 

Unclear if Portal's death will derail production. 

Darryl Strawberry God Saved Me From Cocaine

9/14/2017 8:56 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Darryl Strawberry says there's only one thing that saved him from the despair of drug addiction ... God ... telling TMZ Sports it was the man upstairs who was finally able to pull him from his habit.

We got Straw out in NYC and asked him what finally helped him kick the notorious cocaine addiction that derailed his MLB career, and the World Series champion's answer was simple. 

"My faith, my faith in God, and my wife, Tracy."

Straw chronicles his struggles kicking the white stuff in his new book "Don’t Give Up on Me: Shedding Light on Addiction," but it's clear the former All-Star has his head on straight now.

Even still, he says there's one holy duty that he still won't perform as a man of God, because he's too scared.

UFC's Mark Hunt 'If I Die Fighting, That's Fine' ... Just Want Clean Sport

9/14/2017 7:57 AM PDT
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UFC superstar Mark Hunt says he's "fine" with fighting until he dies ... but he's calling for it happen in a sport free of steroid users. 

"I will probably end my life fighting," Hunt wrote in a piece for The Players Voice. "If I die fighting, that’s fine. I just hope that if it does happen, it will be in an honest and fair competition."

The timing of Hunt's article probably ain't a coincidence ... released just after results from Jon Jones' B sample drug test -- confirming the presence of anabolic steroid Turinabol -- were made public

Mark's fought several fighters who've gotten popped for PED use -- most notably, Brock Lesnar at UFC 200. The Super Samoan called Brock's win "pre-meditated assault" ... and wants to make sure that doesn't happen to him, or anyone else, in the future. 

"I’ve fought a lot of drug cheats and copped a lot of punishment from guys who were cheating and that’s not right. The cheats get all the advantages."

Hunt says he accepts the damage he's taken throughout his career -- which he claims has led to slurred speech and lost memories -- but he's PISSED that cheaters may have prevented him from becoming a UFC champ.

Mark says his next contract is gonna have a clause where he gets all the money made by any opponent caught doping -- "That could be part of my legacy."

Aaron Carter Stormed Off 'The Doctors' Set At Mention of Rehab

9/14/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

9:07 AM PT -- A rep for Aaron tells TMZ ... he didn't storm off the set of "The Doctors" after having rehab recommended, but rather left "quietly and professionally" after hanging out for at least half an hour when taping finished.Aaron Carter is willing to talk about his prescription drug abuse, but bolted as soon as the topic of rehab came up on "The Doctors" ... according to family members.

Aaron agreed to a drug test when he taped the show about a month ago -- it airs this week -- and results came back positive for benzodiazepine (Xanax-like drugs) and hydrocodone (generic Vicodin). He claimed the doctors were helping him more than any therapist had, but a Carter family source tells us Aaron drew a line at the suggestion that he gets treatment. 

We're told the doctors made the rehab recommendation after the show was done taping -- and they even said the show would pay for it, but Aaron got defiant and insisted he would NOT go.

Our sources say he stormed out of the studio, hopped in his car, and drove from L.A. to Florida the next day.

We reached out to "The Doctors" and they told us Travis has spoken with Aaron since his appearance, and they will be giving an update on Friday's show.

Daniel Cormier Reinstated as UFC Champ After Jon Jones Steroid Scandal

9/13/2017 5:40 PM PDT
Breaking News

Daniel Cormier has been reinstated as the UFC's Light Heavyweight Champion after his loss to Jon Jones at UFC 214 was officially changed to a "no contest" in the wake of JJ's positive steroid test.

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Jones was flagged for Turinabol -- a banned anabolic steroid. The results from Jones' B sample were made public Tuesday -- confirming the bad news for Jones. As a result, the California State Athletic Commission overturned Jones' victory and now has it ruled as a "no contest."

Cormier appeared on "UFC Tonight" and said he's already been contacted by Dana White ... who informed him that the belt will be returned to him.

"Once again, I'm the UFC champion," Cormier proclaimed. 

As for Jones ... his UFC career is in serious jeopardy -- he could get hit with a 4-year ban.

NBA's Zach Randolph Cuts Deal In Weed Case ... No Jail Time

9/13/2017 3:35 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Sacramento Kings star Zach Randolph just struck a pretty sweet deal in his marijuana case ... and all he has to do is a TON of community service. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Z-Bo was arrested for felony weed possession with intent to sell back in August when cops say they busted him with more than 2 pounds of pot in Nickerson Gardens. 

The charges were later reduced to misdemeanor possession of more than 1 ounce of marijuana and resisting arrest ... and Randolph was facing up to 1 year in jail if convicted on both accounts.

But now, we've learned Randolph struck a deal with prosecutors to plead no contest to misdemeanor resisting arrest ... and in exchange, the pot charge was tossed completely. 

Randolph was sentenced to 150 hours of community service as part of a diversion program, which means if he completes the hours and keeps his nose clean for 12 months, the resisting arrest conviction will be wiped from his record.

One more thing ... Randolph was specifically told he may not associate himself with or be around drug dealers as part of the terms of the deal.

The case is due back in court for a progress report in December. Good luck! 

Luke Rockhold Jon Jones Is An Undisputed Cheater ... DC Should Be Champ

9/13/2017 2:59 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jon Jones can deny it all he wants ... but he cheated before BOTH his fights with Daniel Cormier, which makes DC the true champ -- so says UFC superstar Luke Rockhold.

The "B" sample for Jones' failed drug test came out on Tuesday ... which revealed a positive test for the same banned steroid he got popped for last month. Now, Luke says it's time we all faced the truth.

"People can be in denial about Jon ... but he's taken things all along the way. And that's what USADA's here for -- to clean up the cheaters."

Rockhold feels terrible for his BFF, Cormier, and Jones too -- calling the whole situation "unfortunate" -- but told TMZ Sports he's not dwelling on it cause he's got a huge comeback fight this weekend.

Luke told us exactly why he's gonna dominate his opponent, David Branch, at UFC Fight Night 116 on Saturday -- plus the GNARLY plans he's got in store for Branch's legs, skull and even his liver (ouch). 

Eric Chase Bolling, Jr. Died in Bed After Suffering 'Emotional Torture'

9/11/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Eric Chase Bolling, Jr. died in his bed, TMZ has learned, after enduring "emotional torture" over the humiliation his dad was suffering, but the circumstances surrounding his death remain a mystery.

Sources familiar with the death investigation tell TMZ, Eric Chase was "destroyed" by his dad's departure from Fox News Channel ... forced out because years ago Eric Sr. had texted pics of his genitalia. Sources connected with Eric Sr. tell us he actually made the decision to part ways earlier than he wanted because he knew his son was having trouble dealing with the publicity and the embarrassment.

Our sources say Eric Chase was found in his bed Friday afternoon with the covers over him in normal position. There was no suicide note, we're told, and no pill bottles or drug paraphernalia. Nevertheless, the operating theory is that this was some form of overdose. As one source tells TMZ, "19-year-olds just don't go to sleep and not wake up."

Eric Sr. found out about his son's death 2 hours after making his exit deal with FNC.

We're told the coroner is conducting toxicology and other tests to determine cause of death.

Lil Wayne Screw Doctor's Orders He's Goin' Back to Work!!!

9/7/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Lil Wayne's manager, Cortez Bryant, says the only thing Lil Wayne is addicted to is work, and brushed off an early retirement, despite Sunday's hospitalization for seizures.

We got Cortez at LAX Wednesday and he told us Weezy has no plans to slow down. Doctors have sidelined him for 2 weeks, but Cortez says Wayne will be back.

As for what caused the recent episode, Cortez didn't blame it on lean, but did offer an explanation.

Wayne's been spotted double-cupping at shows throughout the year, but seemed fine the night before he was taken to the hospital.

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