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Tom Brady Told Me He's Playing In 2018 ... Says Jim Gray

4/19/2018 4:08 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tom Brady shot down retirement rumors and insisted he would play football in 2018 when talking with his buddy Jim Gray ... but there's a catch. 

Tom and Jim have been friends for years -- Tom does his radio show every week during the NFL season ... so when we spotted Jim at LAX, we had to ask about the great "Will Tom retire?" debate. 

That's when Jim reminded us what Brady told him right before the Super Bowl in February.

"I asked him a question on the air ... I said, 'Regardless of the outcome are you going to return and play football next year?' And he said, 'You WILL see me playing football in 2018.'"

"So those are the words out of his mouth."

Of course, Brady can change his mind if he wants to ... but we're betting he suits up this season. 

Gretchen Rossi I Didn't Have Surgery! It's Just IVF and This '$50 Boob Job'

4/19/2018 3:47 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Gretchen Rossi shot down rumors she surgically enhanced her boobs by stripping down, and opening up ... about her struggle to get pregnant.

We spoke to the former 'RHOC' star Thursday about the flood of haters on social media claiming she'd either gained a bunch of weight and/or had a boob job. They were reacting to her appearance last week on Andy Cohen's "Watch What Happens Live."

Gretchen made it clear she has nothing to hide, and revealed what she calls her $50 boob job. Watch the video ... you'll get it. She also admits she has put on a few pounds, because she's getting hormone shots for IVF.

Gretchen and her fiance, Slade Smiley, are going through a second round of IVF, and she told us they're right in the middle of a critical stage.

The overall message to her haters -- step off, she's trying to get pregnant. Oh, and she buys really, REALLY good bras.

Skip Bayless Belichick 'Sold Out' Tom Brady ... Then Sabotaged Pats

4/19/2018 2:04 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Skip Bayless says reports of Patriots infighting are VERY real -- claiming Bill Belichick "sold out" Tom Brady and then sabotaged the organization ... and it's all over Jimmy Garoppolo

“I think Belichick sold him out and wanted to give Garoppolo the job next year and I think Brady knew it," the star of FS1's "Undisputed" tells us. 

"[Robert Kraft] had to step in and intervene and say ‘Nope, I’m going forward with Brady. You have to trade Garoppolo.’ And then it felt to me like Belichick sabotaged the organization."

Skip says the Garoppolo drama could be the reason for all of the recent Brady retirement talk -- which Bayless added was weak -- since the 40-year-old still has AT LEAST 3 more years left in him.

We also asked about Johnny Manziel possibly joining the Pats … and you gotta hear Skip's take on why he wouldn’t work in New England.

The Kardashians DASH Stores Are No More! We're Closing Our Doors

4/19/2018 2:00 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian are pulling the plug on their boutiques after nearly 12 years of being in business ... TMZ has learned.

DASH stores in L.A. and Miami, which sell the sisters' lines of clothing and accessories, will be closing up shop soon. Kim says ... "We’ve loved running DASH, but in the last few years we’ve all grown so much individually. We’ve been busy running our own brands, as well as being moms and balancing work with our families. We know in our hearts that it’s time to move on." 

She added, in a statement on her app, "We have to give a special thanks to the DASH employees and all of the incredible fans and customers who have supported us throughout the years!"

The Kardashians' New York shop closed in December 2016, and on an episode of 'KUWTK' they blamed it on NYC's extremely high rents.

The DASH stores are regularly featured on their show, and even got a spin-off called "Dash Dolls" ... but it only lasted one season. 

Not that there's been a lack of drama -- a woman was arrested last year after pointing a gun at a cashier at DASH in L.A. and returning later to brandish a machete ... where she was caught on video.

True Thompson Birth Certificate Confirms No Middle Name

4/19/2018 1:13 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson's baby girl is officially registered in the system in Ohio ... and she's without a middle name.

The birth certificate -- obtained by TMZ -- mostly confirms what we already knew thanks to Khloe ... True weighed in at 6 lbs 13 oz and was 21 inches long. It also confirms True was born without a middle name, much like her cousins North, Saint, Stormi and Chicago.

We broke the story ... Tristan was there for True's birth despite the tumultuous time for the couple, and Kourtney, Kim, Kris and Khloe's BFF Malika were also by her side. This is Khloe and the Cavs star's first child together.

As we reported ... True is a family name -- it was the name of Kris' grandfather -- but it's interesting Khloe chose to use Thompson as the baby's last name in wake of his cheating scandal when she didn't have to ... and their relationship is in ruins.

Regardless ... welcome to the world, True!

Oprah Sued Accused of Stealing Idea for 'Greenleaf'

4/19/2018 12:48 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Oprah jacked the idea for a TV show about a powerful family and their megachurch and didn't even try to hide it ... according to a new suit.

A screenwriter named Shannan Lynette Wynn and a pastor she teamed up with to create a TV drama called "Justice & Glory" claim they met with Oprah's team at OWN in fall 2014 and pitched their idea ... and got great feedback.

According to the docs ... they were lured by OWN for more ideas and versions of their pitch, but eventually got cut off. Years later, they claim "Greenleaf" premiered and featured the exact same characters and storylines from their original pitch.

Interesting note -- Wynn and the pastor claim they pitched their idea to ABC previously as well, but were told there was no interest ... but they believe ABC was in cahoots with Oprah to rip them off.

Wynn and the pastor are asking for hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages. We reached out to Oprah's team ... no word back so far.

WWE Gets Restraining Order Against Poop-Smearing Fan

4/19/2018 11:44 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The WWE got an emergency restraining order against an obsessed fan who carried out a poop-smearing attack on a WWE training facility ... fearing he would strike again. 

TMZ Sports has obtained court docs showing Vince McMahon's company had a very real fear of Armando Alejandro Montalvo -- who's allegedly been harassing the company since 2015. 

According to the court docs, Montalvo smeared his own feces all over the walls at the WWE Training Center in Orlando back in July 2015. 

He continued his bizarre campaign against the company in the following days ... wearing makeshift wrestling costumes, banging on the doors and threatening staffers.

On at least one occasion, he was subdued by cops at gunpoint. 

In March 2018, Montalvo again surfaced at a WWE event venue in Florida and began harassing employees -- screaming, "My new wrestling nickname is Generation Flex because my d*ck and my balls is bigger than Generation Ex."

WWE says they learned Montalvo posted an Instagram message on April 4 cryptically threatening WWE wrestlers and staff -- and rushed to court to get an immediate restraining order against him because they fear he's a serious threat. 

WWE says Montalvo has also threatened to use his own semen in a biological attack. 

Court records show the restraining order was granted. 

Still, Montalvo continues to post videos on social media harassing WWE wrestlers. 

'Night Court' Star Harry Anderson 911 Transcript Released ... Wife Says, 'He's Cold, Stiff'

4/19/2018 9:38 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Night Court" star Harry Anderson was dead well before paramedics arrived, according to his wife who called 911. 

TMZ obtained the transcript from the 911 call Elizabeth Morgan placed earlier this week to authorities in North Carolina after Harry apparently went into cardiac arrest in his sleep. She tells the operator ... "His hand -- he's cold. He's not ice cold, but he's definitely cold. His eyes are partially open, uh, but he's not looking at anything, he's not responding."

In the call, Elizabeth declines help for performing CPR, saying she believes it's too late. 

She also mentions Harry suffered a series of strokes at the end of January after battling the flu.

As we reported ... Anderson was found dead Monday when paramedics arrived, according to dispatch audio. Authorities said no foul play is suspected. His son, Dashiell, told us his father died from natural causes.

Harry was 65.

John Witherspoon Starbucks Wants to Act Liberal Now Training 'Don't Mean S***'

4/19/2018 11:42 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

John Witherspoon says Starbucks is serving up a hot cup of bulls*** with their new anti-biased training in the wake of two black men being arrested at one of their shops.

We got the actor Thursday at LAX and asked for his take on what happened at a 'Bucks in Philly last week -- namely, the two men being hauled off to jail for hanging out and waiting inside for a friend. John says it's terrible what happened ... but he's got solutions.

He says the African-American community should start opening up their own businesses -- including coffee shops -- for just about everything imaginable, minimizing the need for Starbucks. Although admittedly, he says he doesn't drink Joe himself.

He also tells us what he'd do if the arrest happened to him, and why Starbucks closing up shop for one day in May to train employees on racial bias is just lip-service.

UFC's Aljamain Sterling I'm Gonna Party My Ass Off ... Right After I Fight!!

4/19/2018 9:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

UFC fighter Aljamain Sterling loves to rage -- so once he's done kickin' ass inside the Octagon this weekend, he says he's gonna TEAR UP Atlantic City with his boy, Al Iaquinta!!

“Oh yeah ... we’re going to be getting into some trouble. We’re ragin'! Ragin'!” Sterling told TMZ Sports ahead of his UFC Fight Night 128 bout with undefeated Brett Johns

If ya hadn't heard, Iaquinta got hammered and wrecked his hotel room after winning at UFC 183 ... and Aljamain says Round 2 would've happened if Ragin' Al upset Khabib at UFC 223 earlier this month.

Instead, he took an L -- but Aljo says they'll party on after he beats Johns in their own backyard (they're Jersey bros).

Aljo also told us why Iaquinta steppin' up vs. Khabib inspired the hell outta him ... and changed the way he's approaching his fights.

The Obamas Summer's Almost Here So, Let's Build a Swimming Pool!!!

4/19/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Barack and Michelle Obama have decided 2 summers without a swimming pool were enough ... so with another summer around the corner, they are finally gonna build one.

Obama's post-presidential pad in Washington, D.C. -- the one they first rented back in 2016 and then plunked down $8.1 million to buy last year -- is undergoing construction for a new swimming pool.

According to building permits, obtained by TMZ, work includes construction for a brand spankin' new residential swimming pool ... an in-ground pool, of course. Barack was the 44th prez, after all. The pool will also feature a terrace of sorts.

Barack and Michelle got the permit application process going in January ... and there has been a series of reviews in the months that followed -- from plumbing and electrical to several mechanical corrections.

Nothing like a staycation after a SICK 2017 vacation.

Kanye West New Album's Out But Only for Charlamagne

4/19/2018 12:55 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kanye West certainly looks happy about his new music, but so far ... Charlamagne Tha God's the only person we know of who's heard it.

We got Kanye leaving his office in Calabasas with "The Breakfast Club" host Wednesday night, and asked if the 2 listened to Ye's new -- and highly anticipated -- album.

Kanye doesn't say much ... but the smile on his face speaks volumes.

Our sources tell us Charlamagne got to listen to a good portion of the album -- not just "some s**t" -- and was with the rapper to do an interview about it.

As we reported ... Kanye hit the mountains of Wyoming last month to work on the album with numerous other artists -- including Drake -- but everything's been kept under wraps since the creative process began last year.

Looks like the big reveal is approaching, though.

Stormy Daniels Trump Can't Shake Me ... And I'm Still Shaking My Boobs!

4/19/2018 7:31 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Stormy Daniels is flaunting her multitasking, and that's not a euphemism -- she was busy stripping in Detroit Tuesday night, while still keeping the pressure on President Trump.

The porn star did 3 shows at Truth Gentlemen’s Club in the D. These pics are from the early show at 8 PM ... which might explain the thin crowd. The club was expecting a capacity crowd of 800, but no dice.

Can't knock Stormy's hustle though -- she made the appearance smack in the heat of her battle with Donald Trump and his attorney, Michael Cohen. Days after going to court in NYC, and unveiling the infamous sketch of the guy who allegedly threatened her ... there she was shaking her real moneymaker.

If the Trump suit doesn't work out ... girl's gotta make a buck.

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