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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.

Rod Stewart Defends Wayne Rooney 'We All Make Mistakes'

9/5/2017 6:02 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Don't villanize Wayne Rooney after his drunk driving arrest -- he's a good dude -- so says Rod Stewart

The British rock legend -- who's a HUUUGE soccer fan -- was leaving Catch in L.A. over the weekend when we asked about the biggest football news in the U.K. ... Rooney's DUI arrest in England. 

"He's been a great English football [player] and we all make mistakes," Stewart said ... "And he's still a great guy. A great influence on all the youngsters."

Rooney was busted early Friday morning when he was pulled over in a VW Beetle and failed a breathalyzer. 

According to reports, the Everton striker's bosses are pissed -- and he could get hit with a $415,000 fine over the incident. 

Ty Dolla $ign Stop Leaning on Sizzurp (Ya Hear That, Weezy?)

9/5/2017 7:03 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ty Dolla $ign's got some advice for Lil Wayne ... whether he takes it is another story.

Ty was leaving TAO Monday night when we asked him about the codeine cough syrup concoction Weezy can't seem to get enough of. TMZ broke the story ... Wayne suffered multiple seizures this weekend and was hospitalized in Chicago, which forced the cancellation of a Vegas gig.

Dolla's crystal clear on how he feels about lean ... but it's apparent he subscribes to the "do you boo boo, do you" theory.

JaVale McGee Finding Weed in Amsterdam is Hard Not That I Smoked Any ...

9/4/2017 12:55 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Finding weed in Amsterdam is hard (?!) -- so says JaVale McGee, who just got back from what most consider the weed capital of the world. 

Not that he was on the hunt for any himself -- we think.

We got JaVale touching down at LAX ... and had to ask the Warriors big man if he got down with any extracurriculars while he was Euro-trippin'.

"No ... try not to," McGee told TMZ Sports. "It's not as accessible as you would think -- you have to go search for stuff."

Chris Brown would have to disagree

Monster Energy Drink Sued BF Tried to Bite Off My Finger ... On YOUR Dime!!!

9/1/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

A woman is suing her ex-boyfriend and his employer, Monster Energy Drink, after he allegedly tried to bite her finger off during a work trip.

The woman claims her BF was Monster's head of music marketing and flew her out to the 2016 Country Music Awards in Nashville. In legal docs, she says he got them a hotel room and her plane ticket from L.A. all at Monster's expense.

She claims he was drunk from the moment he picked her up at the airport, and his heavy drinking led to a fight later in their hotel room. According to the suit, he choked her and the only way she could free herself was by poking him in the eye, and when she did ... he bit her thumb.

The woman says the bite got infected, and she had to be hospitalized for 24 hours. She claims Monster knew he had a drinking problem, but didn't do anything about it.

She's suing for damages.

DMX Heads to Rehab 'House Arrest Wasn't Working'

8/30/2017 2:30 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

DMX says he's opting to check outta house arrest and into rehab -- taking full advantage of a judge's decision ... TMZ has learned.

X says, "House arrest wasn't working for me, so I made the decision to do something positive and better for myself." Our DMX sources tell us he's getting treatment for substance abuse at a facility in New England.

We broke the story, a judge approved DMX breaking his house arrest for tax evasion ... specifically to enter a rehab program. He can even go without wearing a GPS ankle monitor.

X's manager, Pat Gallo, tells us the rapper's already been working with recovery coach Joseph Griffin, and has made "great progress." He recently took a community outreach trip to a firehouse with his rehab group.

DMX adds he's also working on music during his treatment, telling us, "My pen is still to the paper and I'm in Beast Mode."

DEA Bust Nabs Dong Candles Laced with Crystal Meth

8/30/2017 2:03 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The DEA nixed a happy ending for 5 people busted for pushing candles ... shaped like penises and made outta meth.

The federal agency tells TMZ ... 4 men and 1 woman were arrested last week in New Jersey for trafficking and conspiring to distribute more than1,300 pounds of wax candles laced with meth. TMZ obtained photos of the haul which show the knickknacks could totally double as dildos.

Agents grabbed 27 boxes in all. We're told the DEA got a whiff of the plan when one of the suspects drove an undercover agent to the warehouse where they planned to store and convert the candles to crystal meth. The DEA, along with the NYPD and Homeland Security, swooped in to make the arrests.

Each suspect faces 10 years to life in prison.

They might be criminals, but they're creative criminals.

MLB's Danny Duffy The Burger King DUI Video (Want Fries with That?)

8/30/2017 6:31 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

TMZ Sports has obtained video of Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy face-to-face with cops while being popped for DUI in a Burger King drive-thru. 

It all went down in Overland Park, Kansas around 7:35 PM on Sunday evening. The person shooting the video thought it was crazy that someone could get a sobriety test in the BK parking lot -- she had no idea it was the World Series star. 

You can see 6'3" Duffy with the shaved head and the green sweatshirt. 

BK employees told KCTV5 that he ordered a combo meal and some burgers -- but passed out behind the wheel before getting to the pickup window. Cops woke him up and he was cited for DUI before being released to a friend. 

He never got that combo meal. 

Stipe Miocic Me vs. Jones?? Nah ... I Wanna Box!

8/28/2017 12:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

A Stipe Miocic vs. Jon Jones superfight ain't on the table anymore ... but was it ever??

We spoke to the heavyweight champ on the heels of Jon's failed steroids test ... and Stipe says he hadn't heard of a potential matchup with Jones till Dana White mentioned it to reporters.

"I had no idea. I was like, 'That's news to me,'" Miocic told TMZ Sports.

Stipe's not ruling out a fight with Jones down the road -- but with JJ sidelined for who knows how long, he says he's looking to pull a Conor McGregor ... and fight heavyweight boxing champ Anthony Joshua

Stipe would be a BIG underdog, just like Conor was against Floyd Mayweather ... but tells us he can hang with Joshua, no problem.

Dude was a Golden Gloves champ ... so never say never.

Tyron Woodley Jon Jones Ain't Even Close to Done ... Here's Why

8/25/2017 8:55 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tyron Woodley ain't convinced Jon Jones took steroids ... but if he did and has to sit out 4 YEARS, Tyron says Jon would still come back and DOMINATE.

That's right -- Woodley told us Jones is such a boss, he could reclaim his belt even if he's benched through his prime. 

"Jon Jones is the only fighter on the roster that it wouldn't be over for him. He's 3 or 4 years ahead of the curb right now, for the (205 pound) division."

"After Daniel Cormier, tell me one fighter who's gonna compete with Jon Jones."

FYI, Dana White estimates Jones will get suspended for his test failure ... but JJ could serve less time (or no time) based on how his appeal goes.

Skip Bayless 'Jon Jones Is Finished'

8/23/2017 3:53 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jon Jones is DONE as a competitive fighter. Finished ... this according to Skip Bayless, who says it absolutely breaks his heart.

The FS1 star says he's gotten to know Jones through appearances on "Undisputed" -- and tells TMZ Sports news of JJ's positive steroids test crushed him.

"How can that guy be either so stupid, or so flawed, and ultimately so shockingly insecure, that you have to resort to steroids or whatever the PED was -- or any kind of drug?"

"He's just like a flawed human, but he's got so much potential. He's such a likable, nice guy."

In his parting message to Jones, Skip offered some tough love.

"Jon: I have tried for years to love you, and you just wouldn't let me love you. And in the end, I can't have any sympathy for you because you could've been the greatest."

Skip also looked back at JJ's appearance on "Undisputed" before his fight at UFC 214 ... and told us the way Jones acted seems pretty fishy now.

Judge to DMX I'll Let You Off House Arrest If You Get Into a Drug Program

8/23/2017 10:16 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

DMX is off house arrest with one big catch -- he's gotta check into a treatment program to get clean ... TMZ has learned. 

A judge signed off this week on X entering an inpatient treatment program for substance abuse -- and as part of the deal, he'll be able to leave his house without wearing an ankle monitor.

According to the court docs, obtained by TMZ, all other bail conditions are in place for X while he's out on bond for his federal tax evasion case. He'll still have to get permission to travel out of New York state, but can travel to the facility without issue. It's unclear where the treatment program is located.

X's attorney, Murray Richman, tells us X entered rehab because his drug usage had become impossible to manage. 

As we first reported ... he's already requested approval to travel for some shows, but we don't know if his treatment will affect those concert dates.

UFC's Mark Hunt Jon Jones Is a 'Cheating Ass Loser'

8/23/2017 6:13 AM PDT
Breaking News

UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt is throwing MAJOR shade at Jon Jones -- calling the guy a "cheating ass loser" after failing his UFC 214 drug test. 

Hunt has gone through steroid scandals in the past -- his UFC 200 opponent tested positive for a banned substance after they fought. Hunt sued the UFC and demanded Brock Lesnar's fight checks as punishment. 

So, when Hunt found out about Jones testing positive for his match against Daniel Cormier, the Super Samoan went off. 

"DC should get all of Jones money," Hunt said ... before calling Jones a "betch" and a "cheating ass loser."

He then mocked Jones' bible verse tattoo -- saying, "Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who gives me strength plus the juice."

Burn. 

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