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Michael Rapaport Really Fired from Real Job ... Says Barstool Prez

2/19/2018 11:48 AM PST
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It seemed like a joke, but Barstool Sports president Dave Portnoy tells TMZ Sports the organization REALLY did fire Michael Rapaport this weekend after he insulted the company's fans.

It all started when Rap posted a tweet saying "Stoolies" are losers in life. Portnoy says he and the rest of the staff took offense ... "That was the ultimate deal-breaker."

Portnoy says Rapaport was under contract with Barstool -- as part of the deal, he would create original content like viral videos and Barstool would "rep" Michael's popular podcast, "I Am Rapaport."

It seemed the two sides had a great business relationship -- but Portnoy says it turned into an "utter and complete train wreck."

Portnoy tried to fire Rapaport over text message -- but accidentally sent it to NFL insider Ian Rapaport instead. Eventually, Michael got the message. 

"To me, it was very personal. It was very real," Portnoy says. 

"I don't have necessarily any hard feelings for him. It's just, if you're going to insult our entire fanbase and people who like Barstool, it doesn't make much sense necessarily for these same people to be paying your bills and supporting your podcast ... it just makes no sense."

Scottie Pippen, Larsa & Kourtney K Pippen Ain't Easy ... Unless You Got a $30k Watch

2/16/2018 4:34 PM PST
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Scottie Pippen ain't playin' in the All-Star Game this weekend, but he already scored ... a freakin' awesome $30,000 luxury Swiss watch -- at a celeb packed party last night.

Haute Living and Larsa Pippen threw Scottie a party at Bungalow 1 at Chateau Marmont in L.A. to celebrate his Hall of Fame career.

Scottie -- along with guests like Kourtney KardashianLudacrisOmarion and L.A. Reid -- ate (steak and salmon) and drank super expensive Louis XIII cognac.

Best part of the night (at least for Pip) ... when HL presented him with a Roger Dubuis Titanium Excalibur 45 timepiece -- a watch they tell us goes for $30k.

Now Scottie's got a watch to go with those 6 rings.

Marilyn Manson Rambles, Melts Down on Stage ... Leaves Fans Pissed!!!

2/16/2018 2:24 PM PST
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Marilyn Manson gave fans in New York a performance they'll never forget ... for all the wrong reasons.

The shock rocker had a show at The Paramount concert hall in Long Island Thursday night, which we're told got started 90 minutes late. No biggie, it happens. But once Marilyn started, a concertgoer tells us Marilyn struggled through a mere 5 songs, acted strange, then went into a meltdown before leaving the stage for good.

The concertgoer also says Manson was wearing a white cast on his leg -- he was injured at a show in September -- and trashed New Jersey by calling it a "s**thole" before his early exit.

We're told he left during a long guitar solo and never returned, and security told everyone to leave with no explanation. Some fans thought he was "wasted" because he pushed over an amp and urged the crowd to tell him they loved him.

Our source says she paid $260 for 2 tickets and wants her money back.

Interestingly, his next gig is scheduled for Friday night at the Starland Ballroom in his fave state ... Jersey. 

Stan Lee Face-Off with Ex-Bodyguard Cops Called to L.A. Home

2/16/2018 10:44 AM PST
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Stan Lee's house was swarmed by cops Thursday after a man allegedly refused to leave his property. 

Law enforcement sources tell us they were called to the Marvel founder's L.A. home after a former bodyguard of Lee's showed up. We're told both Lee and his daughter asked Max Anderson -- a convicted felon -- to leave, and when he refused, they called police to intervene.

Our sources say reps from adult protective services were also called. Once officers arrived they spoke to Anderson, and we're told he agreed to leave peacefully. 

Stan has had a rough past few weeks ... he was taken to the hospital earlier this month for heart trouble and cops are investigating the unauthorized purchase of an $850k condo made in Stan's name.

On the bright side ... "Black Panther," which he co-created, is already killing it at the box office. 

In response to Thursday's incident, we're told Stan has hired private security to watch his property 24/7 to prevent any more intruders.

No, he's not hiring King T'Challa to watch his back.

Kim Kardashian Keeping Up with the Hand-Me-Downs ... Bid on My Stuff!

2/16/2018 12:30 AM PST
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If you've ever wanted to raid Kim Kardashian's closet, here's your chance to do it ... without getting arrested for trespassing.

A bunch of Kim K's old wardrobe and accessories are being auctioned off on eBay right now through marketing agency Auction Cause -- with more than 200 items up for grabs.

Here's the cool part ... a lot of this stuff is "Pre-owned," meaning they were worn or used by Kim herself at some point. There's also a handful of new items she owned but never wore -- such as bikini bottoms. Nothing used in that department. Sorry, creeps. 

We're told 10% of the proceeds are going to Children's Hospital Los Angeles. So, at least you're shopping for a really good cause ... besides self-gratification.

'Survivor' Winner Jenna Morasca Allegedly Bites Cop After Being Revived in Drug OD

2/15/2018 6:16 AM PST
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'Survivor' winner Jenna Morasca allegedly was so whacked out on drugs she had to be revived with Narcan and, when she regained consciousness, she bit a cop.

Morasca, who won a million bucks on "Survivor: The Amazon" in 2003, was observed unconscious in her SUV in Washington, Pennsylvania in an intersection with the ignition on ... this according to the police report obtained by TMZ.

Cops were called, and they observed a passenger in the car trying to hide several syringes in a large Ziploc bag in her purse. Cops quickly determined Morasca was under the influence, administered Narcan, and placed her on a stretcher and into an ambulance.

According to the police report, Morasca, who also appeared on "Survivor: All-Stars" and "The Amazing Race," tried to bite paramedics on the way to the hospital. An officer entered the ambulance trying to subdue her, and cops say Morasca bit her on the forearm.

She was arrested for DUI and possession of narcotics paraphernalia and will be charged with assaulting a police officer for the incident, which occurred at the end of January.

Johnny Manziel Signs Football Contract w/ Spring League

2/14/2018 7:11 AM PST
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Johnny Manziel has signed on to play full contact football again -- as a quarterback in the upcoming "Spring League."

The league kicks off on March 28 in Austin, TX -- and during the 2017 season, several NFL scouts attended games to check out some of the players.

Previous Spring League players include Greg Hardy and Kellen Winslow Jr. 

Manziel issued a statement saying, "The Spring League has provided me with a great opportunity to play ball again, and ultimately, that is all I want to do."

"I miss the competition. I'd like to thank Brian Woods and The Spring League staff for this opportunity to play the game I love. I've made my share of mistakes, but I'm 25 years old and I know my best football is ahead of me."

The Spring League had previously made 2 conditions for Manziel to play -- nightly check-ins with a team staff member at 9:30 PM AND he must pass a USADA drug test on the first day of the league. 

No word if those conditions still apply.

The League tells TMZ Sports, "We believe our platform is the ideal forum for Mr. Manziel to enact his NFL comeback."

Gronk Family Hitting 3 Kids Hospitals In 24 Hrs ... Everyone Gets a Check!

2/13/2018 10:23 AM PST
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Rob Gronkowski and his family are raging through New England -- hitting up 3 children's hospitals in less than 24 hours ... in a mission to give away a TON of cash!! 

Rob -- along with his bro Dan and father Gordie -- decided today would be the day they distributed the $75,000 they raised by raffling off tickets to the Super Bowl. 

The donation spree started off at Boston Children's Hospital -- where the Gronks played games with the kids and then presented a big, ol $25,000 check!!! 

Dan tells TMZ Sports the family is en route to Barbara Bush Children's Hospital in Portland, Maine -- followed by Hasbro Children's Hospital in Rhode Island. 

And yes, each hospital gets a big $25k check -- and some play time with the Gronks!

The Gronks raised the money through their Gronk Nation Youth Foundation -- which has a great relationship with all three hospitals. 

Boxer Adrien Broner Arrested for Sexual Battery

2/13/2018 5:48 AM PST
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Former boxing champ Adrien Broner was arrested in Atlanta Monday night for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman at a local shopping mall, TMZ Sports has confirmed. 

Officials tell us ... cops were called to the Lenox Square shopping center Monday evening where a woman told police Broner had " inappropriately groped her."

Broner denied the allegation -- but after being interviewed by cops, they believed there was enough evidence to arrest him for misdemeanor sexual battery. 

The 28-year-old was transported to Fulton County Jail without incident. 

He's scheduled to face a judge around 9 AM local time. His booking sheet lists him at 5'8" and 160 lbs. 

BSO is reporting the incident took place in front of a Louis Vuitton store. 

Broner has had numerous outside-the-ring issues over the years -- including a September incident where he socked a man in the face on the Vegas strip. 

His "big bro," Floyd Mayweather, tried to step in and mentor him back in 2017 ... but it doesn't seem to be working.

Logan Paul YouTube Projects Shelved After New Troubling Stunts

2/9/2018 8:38 AM PST
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Logan Paul is in deep you-know-what -- YouTube announced Friday it's suspending ads to his channel, and we've learned several unannounced projects are also coming to a screeching halt.

Our sources at YouTube tell us Logan's suicide forest video weeks ago triggered a stop order on several projects that had yet to be revealed. Industry sources are telling us his "Airplane Mode" film is one of the projects on hold. 

This adds insult to the financial injury Logan was already facing with ads suspended after he posted more disturbing videos ... including tasering 2 dead rats.

YouTube deemed Logan's content as "unsuitable for brands" and is pissed he tried to monetize videos it views as potentially damaging. The decision seemed to be in the works for a while because YouTube cited Logan egging on viewers to do the Tide Pod challenge ... as a reason for pulling ads.

Oprah Puts the Nail in the Coffin I'm Not Running for Prez!

2/8/2018 11:00 AM PST
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Oprah just threw up her hands and confirmed it once and for all in front of Lin-Manuel Miranda -- she's NOT running for President anytime soon ... and we have the video.

Oprah was taping an interview with the "Hamilton" creator Wednesday at the Apollo for her upcoming batch of 'SuperSoul Conversations' that are dropping in March, and she said it clear as day after Lin-Manuel said he wasn't running for public office ... "I'm not either!"

The audience erupted in laughter/shock -- some people sounded downright upset O finally batted down the rumor ... which had been swirling since her incredible Golden Globes speech.

Sorry, everyone. Back to reality. 

2 Chainz Training for NBA All Star Showdown ... With Top Skills Guru

2/8/2018 12:10 AM PST
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2 Chainz wants to destroy Snoop Dogg at their NBA All-Star weekend celebrity game -- so, he's hired the guy who trains Joel Embiid and Dwight Howard to get him ready for the showdown. 

The man in charge of Tity Boi's game is Drew Hanlen -- a self-described "NBA strategic skills coach and consultant" who's insane client list also includes Bradley Beal, Jayson Tatum, Kelly Oubre and more.

Don't get it twisted ... Tity Boi is a LEGIT athlete -- he played college basketball at Alabama State -- but after spending months in a wheelchair with a broken leg, he's called in the big guns to make sure he's ready for Snoop.

Judging by the training video, Chainz looks good -- showing off his handles, making it rain from 3, and even talking a little trash.

Impressed, Snoop?

Drake $50k Gift Will Fund New Shelter!!!

2/7/2018 3:28 PM PST
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Drake's been in a giving mood this week, and one of his 5-figure gifts will help women and children in Miami for years to come ... TMZ has learned.

Drizzy dropped by Lotus House -- Miami's only shelter for homeless women and children -- and dished out toys and games to 140 kids Tuesday. He also handed out $150 Target gift cards to 130 women, and cut a $50,000 check for the organization.

We're told the money will go directly toward funding the group's new shelter, which recently opened and holds 500 beds.

Lotus House President Constance Collins told us the "God's Plan" rapper's donation will "nourish bodies, minds and spirits of homeless women and children who are among the most vulnerable in our community." She added ... Drake's timing is perfect.

Drake's charity spree has also included spending $50k on groceries for random Miami shoppers, a $50k donation check to one happy student at the University of Miami and $25k to a high school.

"And Drizzy got the money, so Drizzy gonna pay it"

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