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O.J. Mayo Banned from NBA for 2 Years ... Violating Anti-Drug Program

7/1/2016 10:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0701_oj-mayo-gettyAnother O.J. ... from USC ... in big trouble. 

Milwaukee Bucks star O.J. Mayo has been BANNED from playing in the NBA for 2 years -- after league officials say he violated the NBA's anti-drug policy. 

Unclear what caused the violation or when it occurred. 

The league says 28-year-old Mayo "is eligible to apply for reinstatement in two years."

It's not Mayo's first problem with the league -- he was suspended for 10 games in 2011 for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. 

Prince Criminal Investigation Full Bore ... Doctors On The Hot Seat

7/1/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0630_prince_gettyThe Prince criminal death investigation is in high gear, and authorities are scrutinizing two doctors ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ. 

Our sources say authorities are taking a hard look at Prince's primary physician Dr. Michael Schulenberg and renowned addiction specialist Dr. Howard Kornfeld, to determine if either of them crossed the legal line by writing prescriptions to Prince or otherwise facilitating the singer's acquisition of meds.

We're told three agencies are deep into the investigation -- the FBI, the DEA and the Carver County District Attorney's Office.

Prince died after OD'ing on Fentanyl, an extremely powerful narcotic. TMZ broke various stories that the singer was addicted to Percocet and almost died from the drug 6 days before his ultimate passing.

We also broke the story ... hours before Prince's death, he was photographed at a Walgreens near his home in Paisley Park pacing and looking anxious as someone went inside to get a prescription.

Dr. Schulenberg was at Prince's home when his body was discovered, but says he was only there to inform Prince of some test results. Dr. Kornfeld's son was also at the house with a backpack loaded with synthetic opiates to treat addiction. Kornfeld's lawyer says none of the opiates went into Prince's system.

As for the two doctors, Kornfeld is still actively practicing in Marin County, CA but Dr. Schulenberg has been MIA from his med clinic since Prince died in April.

Our sources say if state charges are filed, the case will not go to the grand jury ... the DA will make the decision. We're told it's unclear how long the investigation will take, but it could be several months. 

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Johnny Manziel Sobriety Starts .... TODAY!

7/1/2016 6:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Today is July 1st ... or as Johnny Manziel calls it -- the first day of sobriety!! 

Earlier this week, Manziel told TMZ Sports ... he was cutting out all booze, partying and other stuff TODAY -- replacing it with a clean diet and exercise so he could focus on his NFL comeback. 

Manziel has been partying in an expensive mansion in Cabo -- where at least one of his fellow house guests posted pics of baggies full of white powder -- but Johnny insisted it's not his stuff. 

Question is ... can Johnny pull it together and stick to his sober comeback plan? He swears he's serious about it. 

Disney star Debby Ryan Pleads No Contest in DUI Case

6/30/2016 1:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0630_debby-ryan_TMZDisney Channel superstar Debby Ryan is walking away from her DUI arrest without a day of jail time, but she'll be on probation for 3 years ... TMZ has learned. 

Debby pled no contest to reckless driving. In addition to the probation, she also must complete 3 months in a DUI program and perform community service.

We broke the story ... the star of  "Jessie" was arrested in April for drunk driving after slamming her Audi into a Mercedes. During Thursday's hearing in L.A. Debby got 2 misdemeanor DUI counts dismissed in exchange for her plea.

It's a good deal for Debby, but not uncommon for first time DUI offenders.

She has to make another court appearance in September to determine how much she owes for the damaged Mercedes. 

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Johnny Manziel NFL Suspends QB 4 Games 'Substance Abuse Violation'

6/30/2016 9:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0630_johnny_manziel_NFL_gettyMight seem moot ... but Johnny Manziel will be suspended the first 4 games of the 2016 season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy ... league sources tell TMZ Sports

We're told the violation was NOT due to a performance enhancing drug. 

Manziel has said he plans to make an NFL comeback -- but we're told if by some miracle he did get signed to a team, he will be forced to sit out the first 4 games of the season. 

The good news, we're told the suspension does NOT roll over -- meaning if he signs a contract for the 2017 season, he wouldn't have to miss a game for this particular infraction. 

We're told the suspension has nothing to do with Manziel's legal issues -- it was specifically handed down because of the substance abuse violation. 

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Chief Keef My New House Comes With Unlimited Rolling Papers

6/30/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0629-chief-keef-tmz-01What do you get for Chief Keef, the stoner who has everything? A lifetime supply of rolling papers ... obviously.

Keef just moved into a new pad a couple weeks ago and RAW Rolling Papers wanted to send him a housewarming gift -- 5,000 pre-rolled papers, including 500 that are foot-long.

To break it down ... the supply is enough for a joint-a-day smoker for 13 1/2 years. In Keef terms, it will probably last a couple of weeks.

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Johnny Manziel Those Ain't My Drugs ... I'm Going Sober

6/29/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0628-johnny-manziel-cabo-tmz-instagramSomeone's doing drugs in the Mexico house where Johnny Manziel is staying ... but the QB swears it's not his stuff and further says he's going stone-cold sober ... in a few days. 

Check out this picture posted by a woman staying in the house ... holding several bags of what appear to be drugs. She doesn't say whose drugs and does not even insinuate they're tied to Johnny.

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We spoke with Manziel who was adamant they are NOT his drugs ... period. 

"They're absolutely not mine. I don't even know that girl."

Here's what we do know ... Manziel is staying in the insanely expensive Cabo mansion with 20 people, not all of whom he knows.

For his part, Manziel tells TMZ Sports he's NOT doing any drugs in Mexico and says he's going completely sober starting July 1st ... no booze, eating right and training like crazy. 

Manziel has said he's determined to make a comeback to the NFL -- and tells us he's finally ready to get back to work ... right after one last turn up

NHL Legend Ray Bourque .249 Blood Alcohol During Drunk Driving Arrest

6/27/2016 12:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0627_Ray-Bourque_getty-2Ray Bourque's blood alcohol level was more than 3 TIMES the legal limit when the Boston Bruins legend was arrested for drunk driving this weekend ... this according to the police report. 

55-year-old Bourque -- considered one of the greatest defensemen of all time -- was arrested in Andover, Mass. on Friday night after allegedly rear-ending a minivan at 11:30 PM. 

Cops arrived to the scene and arrested Bourque -- who admitted to "having a few drinks" at the Andover Country Club, according to the police report obtained by the Eagle Tribune

Bourque appeared in court earlier today and pled not guilty to OUI -- operating under the influence. 

Bourque issued a statement -- saying, "For the first time in my life, I find myself in unfamiliar territory. I am not happy about the situation I put myself into on Friday night."

"I am a very proud person that accepts the responsibility of my actions and have always accepted being in the media eye."

"I have used this popularity to try and positively impact as many lives as possible. I am happy that no one was hurt in the accident and thank everyone who has reached out in support of my family and me. Please be patient as I go through this process and respect my family and my privacy."

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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BET Awards Weekend LAPD On Alert for Sizzurp Sippin'

6/25/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0624_lapd_training-for-lean_composite_gettyThe LAPD officers just got schooled on sizzurp, aka lean ... but the department swears there's nothing racial about it.

Law enforcement sources tell us LAPD brass has held meetings with cops to go over the basics when it comes to codeine. We're told they've been briefed on how users mix the syrup, how it looks, smells and most importantly ... to be on the lookout for double cups. 

The brass insisted it has nothing to do with this weekend's BET Awards show ... which will draw scores of rappers. They say cops will not specially hunt for double cups ... but officers will arrest anyone if they happen to notice during normal patrol.

Interestingly ... one of the LAPD divisions where a meeting was held was near the BET venue in downtown L.A. But the Hollywood Division didn't have such a meeting, and that's where lots of the after-parties will go down. We're told Hollywood cops already know what's up.

Selma Blair I Blacked Out On Booze and Meds

6/21/2016 3:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0620-selma-blair-tmzSelma Blair is apologizing for her outburst on her flight back from Cancun, and admitting she mixed alcohol with pills.

Blair says, "I made a big mistake yesterday. After a lovely trip with my son and his Dad, I mixed alcohol with medication, and that caused me to black out and led me to say and do things that I deeply regret."

TMZ broke the story ... Selma yelled, "He burns my private parts" and "He beats me. He's going to kill me" -- before being removed by stretcher and taken to a hospital.

In her statement to Vanity Fair she added, "I take this very seriously, and I apologize to all of the passengers and crew that I disturbed and am thankful to all of the people who helped me in the aftermath. I am a flawed human being who makes mistakes and am filled with shame over this incident. I am truly very sorry.”

She says the only saving grace was that her son was asleep with headphones on during the incident.

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Selma Blair Gets Nurses' Assist During In-Flight Outburst

6/21/2016 1:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0621-selma-blair-medical-attention-plane-TMZ-01Selma Blair was comforted by 2 nurses ... minutes after she lost control during the flight.

TMZ broke the story ... Selma was flying to L.A. from Cancun when she apparently mixed meds with alcohol and began screaming uncontrollably.  

The nurses -- one standing over her and one seated -- propped her head up with a pillow and gave her oxygen to calm her down.

Selma was flying with her ex-boyfriend/baby daddy and their 4-year-old son, after they spent what looked like a relaxing and happy few days in Cancun.

Selma was taken off the plane on a stretcher shortly after it landed at LAX and taken to a nearby hospital.

Selma Blair Outburst on Flight Removed by Stretcher

6/20/2016 4:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0620-selma-blair-tmz-02Selma Blair was taken off a Delta flight Monday on a stretcher after losing control ... TMZ has learned.

Witnesses on a flight from Cancun, Mexico to LAX tell us, Blair was in first class and drinking wine. The witnesses say it appeared she combined something -- perhaps medication -- with her glass of wine.

We're told she suddenly started crying, "He burns my private parts. He won't let me eat or drink."

The witnesses say she continued, "He beats me. He's going to kill me."

We're told 2 nurses on board came over to help and checked her bags for pills.

Our sources say the pilot radioed ahead and told the tower there was a passenger on board who had been mixing alcohol and meds.

When the plane landed medical personal boarded the plane and took Blair off on a stretcher. She was taken to a nearby hospital. 

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