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Chris Cornell Ashes Buried Next to Johnny Ramone

5/26/2017 2:17 PM PDT
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Chris Cornell's final resting place is right next to another rock 'n' roll legend ... his dear friend, Johnny Ramone.

Chris' ashes were placed in a gravesite Friday ... just 12 feet away from the Ramones' lead guitarist's monument in Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Johnny and Chris were very close, and Chris even referred to his pal as "one of rock's most indestructible icons.

We're told Cornell's family just recently purchased the adjacent plot for around $120k. Hundreds of Chris' dear friends and family members flocked around the site, which only has flowers on it now.

Sources at Hollywood Forever tell us a monument, much like Johnny's but smaller, will eventually be placed there.

X-Pac Off the Hook In Drug Case Pills Test 'Negative' for Meth

5/26/2017 10:21 AM PDT
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12:30 PM PT -- We just spoke with X-Pac -- who's obviously PUMPED about the situation! 

The WWE legend reacted to the good news and even gave us on update on his yeast infection. 

X-Pac was telling the TRUTH ... officials say the pills he was carrying at LAX tested NEGATIVE for meth -- and now his drug case is essentially over. 

We broke the story, X-Pac was arrested at LAX on April 29 after drug dogs found pills in his luggage that officials believed to be meth. He was booked for possession of narcotics with intent to sell. 

X-Pac (real name Sean Waltman) denied the allegations and said the pills were a non-meth medicine to treat a yeast infection. 

TMZ Sports has obtained official documents showing the L.A. County District Attorney tested the pills which all came back as "no controlled substance."

As for the weed X-Pac was carrying at the time, officials say it was a legal amount in the state of California. 

"There may be a federal crime here, but there's no state crime," the D.A. noted. Our law enforcement sources say the case is over. 

[h/t ProWrestlingSheet]

Odell Beckham Jr. Not Dating Iggy Azalea ... Sources Say

5/25/2017 7:30 AM PDT
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Odell Beckham Jr. ain't dating Iggy Azalea, despite reports the 2 had a romantic date night this week ... sources close to Odell tell TMZ Sports.

Multiple outlets reported the stars hit up Bowlero bowling alley in Woodland Hills, CA on Monday night ... and were "cozying up" with each other, "being romantic."

But we talked to sources close to Odell who vehemently denied they were in a relationship ... or dating at all ... saying "people will create anything."

As for Odell, he did make 1 hookup when he was out in L.A. ... running routes and catching passes with Johnny Manziel.

'Clerks' Star Lisa Spoonauer Battled Illnesses for Years ... Death Still Shocked Family

5/25/2017 12:30 AM PDT
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'Clerks' star Lisa Spoonauer had been sick for years prior to her death last week ... still her family says her death was far from expected.

Sources close to Lisa's immediate family tell TMZ ... she'd been battling several chronic illnesses for 10 years prior to her death Saturday. The illnesses were not disclosed, but were described as degenerative.

We're told Lisa's family was aware of her ailments, but never suspected her condition was bad enough to kill her. Although she'd been in and out of hospitals for years, she died at home.

The coroner says Lisa died of natural causes, which her doctor signed off on -- a sure sign one of her many illnesses triggered the death.

"Clerks" writer and director, Kevin Smith, shared memories of casting her in the movie that changed his life. Lisa was 44.

Devastated to report that #LisaSpoonauer, who played Caitlin in #clerks, has passed away. In 1992, I went looking for Lisa without knowing either who she was or the integral role she'd play in my life. I'd held a night of open auditions at the #firstavenueplayhouse (where we found @briancohalloran and @marilynghigliotti) but the perfect Caitlin Bree never walked through the door. So I popped into an acting class at Brookdale Community College and watched the students from the back. Lisa was easily the most natural and authentic voice in the room. She didn't sound like she was acting at all; she delivered scripted dialogue as if she was inventing her conversation in the moment, like people do in real life. Captivated, I approached Lisa cold in the parking lot after the class and said "This is gonna sound creepy but... Do you wanna be in a movie?" Fearlessly, she replied "Not if it's porn." I told her a bit about Clerks and gave her a copy of the script and my phone number. She called me a few days later and said "Well it's not porn, but everybody talks like it is. It's funny. I'll do it." A complete stranger at first, Lisa quickly became one of the most important people I'd ever meet when she joined Brian, #JeffAnderson, Marilyn, @jaymewes, @samosier, @davidkleinasc and me as one of the chief architects of my first film. We rehearsed for a month straight in the store after hours, where Lisa perfected Caitlin (and fell in love with Jeff). The first night of the shoot, Lisa had to maneuver her way through a seven minute scene with Brian in the video store, when Caitlin finally shows up in the movie. Lisa and Brian CRUSHED it in one long take that still remains one of my favorite scenes I've ever shot - not because it shows off any directorial flare (it doesn't) but because it exemplified how great the performers were since we never had to cut away from their 2-shot. But as strong an actress as she was, Lisa was an even more excellent Mother to her daughter Mia. Whenever we'd Facebook later in life, she'd gush about her baby girl proudly. My heart goes out to Tom, Mia and Lisa's family. Thank you for dreaming my dream with me. You changed my life, Lisa.

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Ezekiel Elliott Rear-Ended In Car Crash Hits Head, Misses Practice

5/24/2017 9:48 AM PDT
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Ezekiel Elliott was in a car accident early Monday morning ... and sustained a minor head injury after the vehicle he was riding in was rear-ended in the Dallas area ... TMZ Sports has learned.

After hitting up a charity event thrown by Tony Romo and Clutch bar Sunday night, sources tell us Zeke was the passenger in a car that was rear-ended by another vehicle ... 'causing the Cowboys star to hit his head.

We're told the car was "rear-ended pretty bad."

The Cowboys confirmed the accident ... and said Elliott -- who missed OTAs all week -- was being held from practice strictly as a precaution.

This isn't the first time Zeke's been in a car accident ... back in January, Zeke was involved in a minor car crash near the Cowboys facility.

Johnny Manziel Throwin' The Pigskin With OBJ

5/24/2017 6:29 AM PDT
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Johnny Manziel recruited one of the best receivers in the league this week to help with his NFL comeback -- Odell Beckham!!

We're told Manziel and OBJ hit the gridiron for some passing drills while hanging with Odell's custom cleat artist, Kickasso ... and we're told the ex-Browns QB was firing the ball around -- lookin' like Johnny Football again.

Odell -- and few other receivers -- ran routes while Manziel threw them passes. Word is his arm looked strong, and his feet looked fast.

It's been a busy week for Odell, too ... the Giants superstar just reportedly signed the biggest Nike shoe deal EVER for a football player ... with a 5 year, $25 MILLION contract.

'Clerks' Star Lisa Spoonauer Dead at 44

5/24/2017 6:59 AM PDT
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Lisa Spoonauer, who played Caitlin Bree in "Clerks," has died ... according to her family.

Lisa died Saturday at her home in New Jersey. Her family did not say what caused her death. According to law enforcement, cops responded to a 911 call to her house at 11:05 PM, but she was not breathing when officers and EMTs arrived. She was 44.

The iconic role in the cult classic film was the only one Lisa ever played -- she went on to become a restaurant manager and event planner -- but she made a major impact on "Clerks" writer and director Kevin Smith.

He posted a tribute to her, remembering the night he discovered her in a community college acting class -- "I approached Lisa cold in the parking lot after the class and said 'This is gonna sound creepy but... Do you wanna be in a movie?' Fearlessly, she replied 'Not if it's porn.'"

Smith added, "Thank you for dreaming my dream with me. You changed my life, Lisa." 

Conor McGregor Ditches MMA Training Only Focused on Floyd

5/24/2017 12:30 AM PDT
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Conor McGregor has put his MMA training on the back burner to prepare for his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather ... TMZ Sports has learned.

We spoke with McGregor's rep who says The Notorious is "only training boxing" while working out in Dublin to focus on the super fight.

That's right ... the UFC lightweight (and former featherweight) champ ain't practicing mixed martial arts.

Dana White announced last Thursday that McGregor's side of the deal is complete ... and the UFC star has been posting training pics directed at Floyd on Instagram ever since.

While the fight still isn't a done deal, Floyd has remained optimistic, telling reporters over the weekend that if he un-retires for a fight, "it's a 90% chance it's against Conor McGregor."

Celine Dion Celebs Flock to Kiss the Ring

5/22/2017 12:53 PM PDT
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Celine Dion's dressing room at the Billboard Music Awards was virtually a revolving door of star power ... celebs simply couldn't get enough.

Sources close to the award show tell TMZ Celine had MANY famous visitors throughout Sunday night's BBMAs -- and some couldn't even snag a little face time with the Queen.

We're told artists like Drake, Desiigner, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, and Vanessa Hudgens all stopped by to pay their respects to Celine, but mostly to gush about how much they loved her. Vanessa even shed tears over her performance, and Drizzy suggested getting her tatted on his ribs.

The one celeb left out was Jason Derulo. We're told he waited in her dressing room for 45 minutes while Celine was doing press, and passed the time chatting with her son, Rene Charles. Fortunately, he finally got to meet her. 

NFL's Travis Kelce New GF Is Super Smokin' Hot ... And Smart!!!

5/22/2017 12:17 PM PDT
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Here's pictures of Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce's GF to once again prove that being good looking, athletic and rich is the way to true American happiness.

TMZ Sports has learned Kelce's been dating model/TV personality Kayla Nicole for the last six months ... and guess what? She's amazingly beautiful.

Travis previously chronicled his quest for love on a reality show called "Catching Kelce," and even though he fumbled there, he clearly made up for it in the non-reality-show-actual-life way.

Peep this, not only is Kayla smokin' she's also a Pepperdine grad ... meaning the woman's got brains as well as ...

Yeah, just check out the gallery.

Cris 'Cyborg' Justino Cited For Battery For Punching UFC Fighter

5/22/2017 11:01 AM PDT
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Cris "Cyborg" Justino was cited for battery for punching UFC fighter Angela Magana in the face at a UFC fighter retreat in Las Vegas this weekend ... TMZ Sports has learned.

According to the Las Vegas Metro Police narrative, Magana says Cyborg punched the left side of her face after the two fighters got into a verbal argument. Police say they reviewed surveillance video that showed Cyborg throwing a punch, hitting Magana in the face once.

According to officials, witnesses jumped in and broke up the fight.

Cops say Magana -- a 33 year old UFC strawweight -- transported herself to the hospital and was treated. According to the narrative, a doctor at the hospital diagnosed A.M. with an "acute head injury, cervical strain, and laceration of the lip."

She returned to her hotel room and called cops.

Magana told police the fight sparked over comments that were made on social media.

Since the incident, A.M. has gone on a Twitter rampage against Cyborg ... "I was the victim of roid rage today. Hope it was worth your job. Sue happy lawyers hitting me up left and right now #Cyborg"

Cops say they also spoke with UFC fighter Bec Rawlings ... who verified Angela's story.

Police made contact with Cyborg, but she did not want to give her side of the story. She was cited for battery and will have to appear in court.

Cage Pages obtained video of the incident.

Kobe Bryant Bails H.S. Kids Out Of Final Exam 'He Made My Day!!'

5/19/2017 10:41 AM PDT
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For a guy who wasn't big on passing ... Kobe Bryant delivered a HUGE assist to a high school class in Indiana by bailing them out of their final history exam!!

Here's the deal ... Ben Davis H.S. senior, William Pate, got his U.S. Govt. teacher to agree to cancel the final exam if he get could Kobe to publicly acknowledge him on Twitter. 

Sounds impossible, right? Wrong. 

Kobe saw Ben's online plea -- and Tweeted at him saying, "Hope you have an A in this class."

The teacher held up his end of the bargain and gave the entire class a "Get Out of Finals Free" pass. As you can imagine, Pate's become a local hero. 

Joe Simpson Screw You, Cancer! I'm Getting a Silly FAST Car

5/18/2017 12:20 AM PDT
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Joe Simpson's got a new lease on life, and has no intention of slowing down ... based on the luxury whip he'll be rolling in soon.

The fashion photog just ordered a customized, new Mercedes-AMG GT R -- for well over $200k -- and says it's scheduled to arrive next month. Joe tells us he can't wait to get behind the wheel of the fastest production car manufactured this year.

Simpson got great news recently -- he's clear of prostate cancer after finishing treatments in March. Jess' dad says he realized life is short, "so you have to enjoy the ride!" 

Case in point, he started celebrating with a trip to Cabo recently. Now he says he's looking forward to the ridiculous 577 horses under the hood of his new whip ... and especially its "Green Hell" color!

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