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Bodybuilder Rich Piana Snorted Workout Powder ... Death Inquiry Reveals

11/14/2017 12:50 AM PST

Bodybuilding superstar Rich Piana would snort lines of pre-workout powder like it was cocaine ... this according to the death report obtained by TMZ Sports

We broke the story ... investigators found white powder at the apartment where Piana suffered a medical emergency back in August. He died 18 days later

Law enforcement spoke with Piana's girlfriend to try and find out what the powder was -- and she told investigators it was CON-CRET PRE workout powder (Lemon-Lime)  ... which is advertised as a high-caffeine booster. 

Piana's GF told cops, "He would snort this powder" ... and she does not believe it was anything illicit.

So, what did cause Piana's medical emergency? Officials say the autopsy was essentially inconclusive ... though it revealed Piana had heart disease. 

Unclear if the 20 bottles of steroids found in his home contributed in any way either. 

Piana was 46. 

Former Faith No More Singer Heroin Overdose Suspected In Death

11/14/2017 12:40 AM PST

Ex-Faith No More singer Chuck Mosley died of a heroin overdose -- at least that's what cops suspect after finding syringes next to his body, TMZ has learned.

Mosley's body was found last Thursday by a friend and his longtime partner, Pip Logan, in their Cleveland home. Logan told cops she last saw Chuck earlier that day around 11 AM. She and the friend returned just before 8 PM to find Mosley's lifeless body on the living room floor.

Cleveland police say they found two syringes, a baggie and a spoon with residue by Chuck's body. The singer's family described his death as being “due to the disease of addiction.”

It''ll take weeks before the Medical Examiner's office gets toxicology results. Mosley played with the funk-metal band in the '80s, after replacing Courtney Love

He was 57. 

Jimmy Garoppolo Likes Beer & Debauchery (Not That There's Anything Wrong with That)

11/12/2017 12:15 AM PST

Turns out ... Jimmy Garoppolo's a bro.

Now that Tom Brady's former backup is in the news for being traded to the 49ers ... someone sent us some footage of Jimmy partying during St. Patrick's Day -- and guess what? Bro's gonna bro.

Jimmy G. rolled into the Old Crow Smokehouse bar in Chicago back in March and turned up with his 10 to 15-person bro squad. We're told the QB was like a handsomer, tinier Gronk. 

Don't worry ... no Ezekiel Elliott scandal stuff -- just a bro doing bro stuff with his bros. 

Cheers to new beginnings? 

George Lopez Given the Kiss-Off At KISS Kruise Q&A

11/11/2017 12:58 PM PST

George Lopez wanted to shout it out loud on stage with KISS, but the problem was band members were just trying to answer questions from fans ... so George got the boot. 

Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the fellas were doing a Q&A Thursday on their annual KISS Kruise when Lopez got disruptive, which you see from the video. Check it out ... the crowd begins to boo and yell to take his mic away. We're told George was very drunk.

At one point, KISS manager Doc McGhee leaves the stage because he's so annoyed, and we're told security escorted George off shortly afterward. He was spotted in the crowd sleeping later on during another band's performance.

As for why Lopez was part of the panel in the first place ... he's friends with Stanley and a KISS superfan. We got him at LAX when he returned from the Kruise ... he still gave it a rave review.

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

Tyrese Meltdown Wasn't Me ... It Was the Meds

11/11/2017 11:49 AM PST
Breaking News

Tyrese has offered an explanation for his erratic behavior in recent weeks -- he says a new medication is to blame.

Tyrese claims his online meltdown a couple weeks ago was caused by the drug Rexulti, used to treat depression, having an adverse effect on him ... but he's off it now and getting back to normal.

The actor says the meds made him do things over the past 2 months that effected a lot of people and he wants them to know he's sorry.

As we've reported ... Tyrese is in a bitter court battle with his ex, Norma Gibson, and he says doctors recommended the meds to him to handle the stress.

Friends of his like Will Smith and Jada Pinkett expressed concern that Tyrese was having some sort of mental breakdown, but according to him ... he's on the mend now.

O.J. Simpson Sit Your Ass Down ... Says Willie McGinest

11/9/2017 2:07 PM PST

Former Patriots star Willie McGinest has some real talk for O.J. Simpson after he got drunkenly booted from a Vegas hotel ... SIT DOWN, SON!

"He should just sit his ass down somewhere. Stay out the way," Willie told TMZ Sports.

FYI, the Juice got way too loose Wednesday night at the Cosmo -- getting escorted out by hotel security before being slapped with a permanent ban.

McGinest says it should be an easy formula for his fellow USC football alum to follow ...

Bars + booze = danger. So avoid at all costs -- especially with O.J.'s rap sheet!!!

O.J. Simpson Thrown Out of Vegas Hotel ... For Belligerence

11/9/2017 10:58 AM PST

O.J. Simpson was booted from the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas Wednesday night after allegedly getting wasted and then being extremely unruly.

Simpson had been frequenting bars at the hotel since his release from prison. Hotel staff tells TMZ ... at around midnight last night, Simpson was drunk and became disruptive at the Clique bar. We're told Simpson was angry at hotel staff and glasses broke at the bar.    

Check out the pic below of Simpson strolling through the hotel Wednesday night.

Security showed up and removed Simpson from the hotel. We're told Simpson was nice to responding security guards. Still, we're told he's been permanently banned from the Cosmopolitan. 

William H. Macy I Have My 'Shameless' Son's Back ... 'Hollywood Is Tough on Kids'

11/9/2017 12:50 AM PST

William H. Macy's paternal concerns aren't limited to his real life kids -- he also cares deeply about Ethan Cutkosky, his TV spawn who just got busted for DUI.

We asked the "Shameless" dad about Ethan's arrest, and he immediately went to bat for the 18-year-old ... telling us he's a good kid. He also had sympathy for child actors who have to grow up in Hollywood.

He was rushing into LAX when we talked to him, but William said he plans to take some time to call Ethan, and possibly offer some fatherly advice. In other words ... the exact opposite of how Bill's Frank Gallagher character would react on the hit Showtime series.

Thank God.

'Little Women: Atlanta' Melissa Busted for DUI in Fatal Crash

11/8/2017 1:22 PM PST

Melissa Hancock -- who's been featured on "Little Women: Atlanta" -- was allegedly driving the car that killed a man in a head-on crash and she's been arrested for DUI.

Virginia State Police say Hancock collided head-on with a 29-year-old male driver Saturday morning while going the wrong way on a one-way street. Cops were called to the scene after 2 AM and arrested Hancock. The man died later at the hospital.

Hancock's been charged with DUI/maiming and driving the wrong way. She's reportedly being held without bail in a Virginia Beach jail.

Ric Flair I Masturbated Twice a Day, Everyday ... AND Banged 10K Chicks!!

11/8/2017 6:55 AM PST
Breaking News

Turns out, Ric Flair's hand has taken thousands of rides on "Space Mountain" too -- 'cause The Nature Boy says he masturbated twice a day in the prime of his pro wrestling career.

That's IN ADDITION TO the roughly 10,000 WOMEN he claims to have banged over the years.

Naitch made this new admission in his "30 for 30" documentary that aired Tuesday night -- which also confirmed he got tanked with anywhere from 15 to 20 drinks daily while he was on the road.

But Flair's penis was the big story -- 'cause if there's any truth to his claims, it deserves its own spot in the WWE Hall of Fame (if not the damn Smithsonian).


'All My Children' Star Hilarious Mug Shot After Comical Booze Bust!!!

11/8/2017 12:20 AM PST

"All My Children" star Shane McDermott was on the run from cops -- literally -- but they were gonna let him go, until he demanded they arrest him. Brilliant!

Cops in Galveston, TX tell us ... Shane was drinking early Sunday morning at a bar and got into a verbal altercation, bolted outside and started running down the middle of the street around 2 AM. Cops spotted him and asked where he was headed.

Shane said home, only to be informed he was running in the wrong direction. We mentioned he was boozing, right? Cops gave him 2 options: get a ride home or get arrested. 

He chose door #2, telling cops ... "Arrest me now!" Again. Booze.

Shane, who ya might also remember from the 90s teen flick, "Airborne" ... was busted for public intoxication, and took a grinning mug shot to rival Melissa Etheridge.

He got a $241 fine, but more importantly ... one helluva story.

John Salley to Lamar Odom: Stay Out of the Damn Nightclubs!

11/7/2017 3:32 PM PST

Lamar Odom + nightclubs = danger ... so says John Salley

Salley says it's simple math ... Odom struggles with substance abuse and the club scene is one of the WORST places for him to be. 

Clearly, Salley isn't buying Odom's excuse that "dehydration" caused him to collapse at a Hollywood nightclub on Sunday morning. 

So what should Lamar do? Get new friends that support a healthier lifestyle ... and STAY OUT OF THE DAMN NIGHTCLUBS

Salley says he's ready, willing and able to help Odom clean himself up ... all he has to do is call. 

'Shameless' Star Ethan Cutkosky The Real Carl Gallagher Busted for DUI

11/7/2017 12:40 AM PST

6:55 AM PT -- Law enforcement says officers smelled marijuana in the car during the stop, and our sources say Ethan admitted he'd been smoking weed that night.

We're told police drew Ethan's blood for toxicology testing, which is pending.

The guy who plays one of the troubled Gallagher kids on "Shameless" ran into some real life trouble off set -- 'cause "Carl" got busted for a DUI ... TMZ has learned.

18-year-old actor Ethan Cutkosky -- who plays William Macy's second youngest child on the show -- was arrested and booked for DUI Thursday in the L.A. area.

Law enforcement sources tell us, Ethan was driving his orange BMW at around 10:30 PM and began to straddle the traffic lanes, which prompted cops to pull him over. We're told he did poorly on field sobriety tests and was arrested on the spot.

It's unclear if the DUI was drug or alcohol related.

We've reached out to Ethan's rep ... they had no comment.

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