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Elton John The Sun's Goin' Down On Me ... Announces Farewell Tour

1/24/2018 7:27 AM PST
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Elton John is giving touring one last shot, and then he's saying farewell to life on the road.

Elton just sat down with Anderson Cooper to announce a world tour, saying it'll span over the course of the next 3 years. The singer says he wants to spend more time with his husband, two kids and family so he's calling it quits. 

The 70-year-old legend has been on the road for almost 50 years. His first big hit, "Your Song" was released in 1970.

What's unclear ... will he continue his Vegas residency after his farewell tour?

One thing we know ... he won't stop performing. Our Elton sources say the announcement is ONLY about touring.   

Florida State QB I Didn't Beat My Pregnant GF ... She Attacked Me!

1/24/2018 9:03 AM PST
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1:30 PM PT -- Tallahassee PD tells us Francois is no longer under investigation ... which means Francois and his girlfriend will not face criminal charges from the incident.

Florida State University QB Deondre Francois told police he's the VICTIM in a domestic violence incident involving his pregnant girlfriend ... and only got physical with her in an effort to restrain her. 

It's all in the police report obtained by TMZ Sports ... which shows cops responded to the QB's Tallahassee apartment late Tuesday night, an apartment which he shares with his GF. 

Deondre claims ... he was hanging out in the apt. with fellow FSU football player Zaquandre White when his GF entered the pad and started going off on him over a previous argument. 

Deondre told police his GF began to smash items, including a vase -- and then tried to pull the TV off the wall. That's when Deondre says he tried to "stop her by picking her up like a hug" to carry her outside so she couldn't break anything else. 

Deondre says the GF began to "swing" on him, so he let her go. He claims the woman began to rip her own shirt while threatening to call the police and report domestic violence. 

Deondre says that's when he called police himself to respond to the scene. When cops arrived, Deondre's friend, Zaquandre, corroborated every detail of Deondre's story.

But, the GF tells a completely different story ... 

She told cops Deondre was upset that evening because another guy tried to talk to her and he flew into a jealous rage, breaking down the bedroom door. 

She claims Deondre picked her up and threw her to the ground, cutting her forearm. He then tried to physically kick her out of the residence. 

The woman claims she found out at the hospital (after the incident) she was 9 weeks pregnant with a child she believes to be Deondre's. 

The responding officers ultimately couldn't determine who was telling the truth -- so no one was arrested. 

State Attorney Jack Campbell has confirmed to local media outlets that officials are still investigating the incident. 

Floyd Mayweather Sr. Allegedly Punched Woman at Canelo vs. GGG Fight

1/23/2018 4:07 PM PST
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Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin weren't the only two people fighting at T-Mobile Arena back in Sept. ... cops say Floyd Mayweather Sr. attacked a woman that night and now there's a warrant out for his arrest. 

But, Floyd Sr. says the allegations are 100% not true.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Sports ... the alleged incident went down in Vegas the early hours of Sept. 17 ... following the big Canelo vs. GGG fight. 

We're told the alleged victim was heading toward Floyd's car when an argument broke out between the two. Floyd allegedly told the woman to get out of the car, but she refused so he reached in and dragged her out by the leg. 

65-year-old Floyd allegedly made things worse by punching her in the leg once she was out of the car. The accuser claims Floyd then got in the driver's seat and sped off without her. 

The woman was hospitalized for minor injuries. Officials eventually charged Floyd with misdemeanor battery and on January 16, a warrant was issued for his arrest, according to court records.

We spoke with Floyd Sr.'s rep who tells us the alleged victim is "trying to extort money and she's angry because she's not getting the money from Floyd. It's not going the way she wants it to go."

Omarosa Eyeing $500k Check With New Speaking Gig!!!

1/22/2018 1:08 PM PST
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Omarosa's learning that quitting -- or getting fired, depending on who you believe -- pays big time.

The former 'Apprentice' star and President Trump's former Director of Communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison has officially signed with the American Program Bureau ... joining its elite roster of speakers that includes Jay Leno, Diddy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson

We're told Omarosa signed her John Hancock Monday morning and will ask for up to $50k a speech, depending on the venue. Robert P. Walker, APB's founder and CEO, tells TMZ ... his firm's goal is to book at least 10 appearances over the next 3 months, and he thinks that's doable.

Walker says, "Since it's Black History Month and Women's History Month, I'm sure Omarosa will be in high demand, as she has always been."

Omarosa left Trump's administration last month but was reportedly on the White House payroll until Saturday. And now she's ready to talk ... for a fee.

Comedian Steve Brown Viciously Attacked During Set

1/22/2018 5:45 AM PST
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7:45 AM PT -- Cops say the suspect's first name is Marvin, and ... shocker ... he was boozing at the club. We're told 4 people in the club, aside from Steve, were injured and they want to press charges. He also did $400 in damages ... smashing the mic, dishes and glasses.

One of the victims is a security guard who says he got punched in the face before Marvin bolted in a car.Comic Steve Brown probably wishes he just got heckled Sunday night at a comedy club, because a disgruntled "fan" seemed gunning to kill him.

Steve was doing a set at the Comedy House in Columbia, South Carolina when a guy in the audience jumped onstage and just went insane, first trying to viciously strike Steve with the mic stand and then a stool.

Steve ducked out of the way and, a good 30 seconds into the attack, a few people at the club had the presence of mind to subdue the guy, who was taken outside but then came back.

The Richland County Sheriff's Dept. responded to the club, and has opened an investigation. So far, no arrests.

Steve escaped unharmed, but he's blasting the club for lack of security.

Philadelphia PD Only 6 Arrests Despite Pre-Game, Post-Game Insanity

1/22/2018 6:15 AM PST
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There was blood before the game ... and fires afterward -- but the Philadelphia PD tells us only 6 PEOPLE were arrested on Sunday in connection to the NFC Championship madness. 

One person was arrested for assault on a police officer -- we're told the incident took place in the parking lot at Lincoln Financial Field before the game. 

2 more people were arrested for disorderly conduct -- and 3 others were busted for counterfeit ticket sales. 

All in all ... seems like a win considering the videos and photos that surfaced showing police on horseback taking control during the pregame tailgates. 

Afterward, fans went crazy in the streets -- but according to police, it wasn't as bad as social media made it look. 

Congrats! 

'The Situation' Prosecutors Urge Judge Go Easy on da Guy!

1/19/2018 1:40 PM PST
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More good news for Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino -- prosecutors in his tax evasion case are pushing for the judge to give him a lighter sentence.

As we reported ... Mike entered a guilty plea as expected Friday, and the judge okay'd him to travel to Florida to shoot a "Jersey Shore" reunion.

Still, the Sitch's looking at up to 5 years in prison. According to new docs, prosecutors believe he played a minor role in the tax evasion, and point out he's accepted responsibility for his actions. They're making a case for leniency when the judge issues his sentence in April. 

On the money front, the docs say Mike has to fork out $123,913 in restitution to the IRS. The judge could also tack on a hefty fine at sentencing. 

Kim & Kanye Baby Girl's Name Revealed ... Say Hello to Chicago West!!!

1/19/2018 10:18 AM PST
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West chose a very unique name for baby #3 -- Chicago ... Kanye's hometown ... but it's a good bet she'll be known by a certain nickname.

Kim announced the name on her app by simply posting "Chicago West."

As we reported ... Kim and Kanye had their third child via surrogate, who gave birth Monday to a healthy girl weighing 7 lbs. 6 oz. Kim was in the delivery room during the birth, and we're told she was the first person to have skin-to-skin contact with the baby.

As you know, they already have 4-year-old North, and 2-year-old Saint. We're told the kids have been referring to her by the nickname Chi (pronounced Shy).

Welcome to the family, Chicago!!!

Kodak Black IG Live Video Alerted Cops In Drug, Weapons Bust

1/19/2018 9:18 AM PST
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Kodak Black got busted after cops saw his infant child surrounded by drugs and a handgun during an Instagram Live broadcast.

As we reported, the rapper got arrested Thursday in Florida and was booked for 7 charges ... including drug possession, child neglect and grand theft of a firearm. According to police docs, obtained by TMZ, officers responded to Kodak's home after someone observed the IG vid of multiple men in a bathroom rolling joints and playing with a handgun.

Police say the final straw came when Kodak's kid was brought into the bathroom, and was just inches away from a lit joint, and the weapon. Police say Kodak did nothing to get the child away from the danger.

The IG Live broadcast was still rolling when police came into the house.

According to docs, police found weed out in plain view, and got a search warrant. They ended up finding 94.9 grams of marijuana in his bedroom closet.

They say his safe contained cash and a loaded Glock with 9 rounds, and there was a Beretta handgun in his office. The Beretta was reported stolen in December, hence the grand theft charge.

Josh Hart to Joel Embiid: I'd Call Rihanna If I Were You!

1/19/2018 6:15 AM PST
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Joel Embiid says he's OVER Rihanna -- officially declaring he's moving on after trying to get a date with her for years. 

Seems Lakers rookie Josh Hart thinks Embiid's making a mistake. 

Backstory ... Embiid has long claimed he hit on Rihanna back in the day and she told him to come back when he made the NBA All-Star team. 

Well, now he has ... he'll be a starter on the East ... so, TNT's Kristen Ledlow asked Joel if he had a message for RiRi now. 

He shot her down -- it was hilarious. 

So, we asked ex-Villanova star Josh Hart if Embiid's making a mistake. 

Duh. 

Matt Barnes Blasts Austin Rivers He's An Arrogant Trash-Talker

1/17/2018 6:15 AM PST
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Matt Barnes is sounding off on everything from NBA fighting, to the NBA refs sucking, to calling Austin Rivers an arrogant punk ... and he doesn't care who knows it. 

The recently retired NBA star went off on the NBA refs on Tuesday night -- telling TMZ Sports straight-up, "Now that they can't fine me, the refs are terrible!" The refs got too big of egos."

He also said why NBA fighting can be good for the league. 

As for his former Clippers teammate, Austin Rivers ... buckle up. 

"Austin kinda rubs people the wrong way," Barnes told "Mad Dog Sports Radio" ... "He talks a lot of trash and doesn't really back it up. I think people are probably tired of that."

Barnes says Rivers "carries himself like he's a 10-time All Star and he's not that and that kind of arrogance rubs you the wrong way."

"And then if you're talking trash on top of that there are some guys that's not gonna have it and I know Trevor [Ariza's] one of 'em."

So far, no response from Rivers. 

'American Chopper' Star Ol' Paul Teutul Has a Farm ... But Needs A Bigger One!!!

1/17/2018 12:40 AM PST
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Paul Teutul Sr. wants to ride off into the sunset with more land and more animals, but he's gotta unload his old ranch first, so he slashed the price ... TMZ has learned.

The "American Chopper" star recently dropped asking price from $2.9 million to $2.5 mil for his 38-plus-acre upstate New York spread. We're told he's on the hunt for a place with more land for his rescue animals. Fun fact about Paul ... he's VP of the Hudson Valley SPCA.

Paul originally put the Montgomery, NY home on the market in Oct. It's got 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, attached pool house and, of course, the pool ... complete with slide and waterfall! His listing agent is Seta Tunell with Ellis Sotheby's International Realty.

The home was frequently featured on 'Chopper' ... which, btw, is coming back to TV this February after a 5-year hiatus. We're told Paul's animal rescue operation -- with mini-horses, donkeys and alpacas -- will be prominently featured.

Lil Yachty #1 Fan Iced Out in Sailing Team Swag

1/17/2018 12:20 AM PST
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Sometimes it pays to be a Lil Yachty mega-fan -- just ask this 17-year-old who got showered with gifts from the rapper ... as a late Christmas gift.

Yachty personally delivered a bundle of goodies to Danielle Combs (no Diddy relation) in Atlanta last week after promising some "rare" swag to her and another fan.

We're told he hooked her up with a bunch of gear from the Sailing Team -- Yachty's rap collective -- which included some custom jewelry. Danielle's name was engraved on the back of an 18-carat yellow gold necklace from Icebox Diamonds & Watches ... with 184 diamonds and a $10k price tag.

Our Yachty sources say he's purchased nearly 25 Sailing Team necklaces from the ATL-based jeweler. 

As for why Danielle was a lucky winner, we're guessing it had something to do with her dope artwork of Yachty. Float on, kid. 

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