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Tony Gonzalez Rams Don't Trust Jared Goff ... It's His Own Fault

9/14/2016 8:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Don't believe this crap about Jeff Fisher benching Jared Goff for Week 1 so he could "sense and absorb the pressures" of the NFL ... he DOESN'T TRUST THE ROOKIE ... so says Tony Gonzalez

"Coach Fisher's been around for a long time," Gonzalez says ... "Obviously he doesn't trust him enough to even dress him ... so that says a lot right there."

Goff -- the #1 overall pick in the draft -- was listed as the 3rd string QB for Week 1 ... and was in street clothes as the Rams got blown out by the 49ers.

Fisher told the media he doesn't want to rush Goff -- even though the team traded SIX DRAFT PICKS to get him. Fisher had said he was pleased with Goff's progress. 

Yeah, right. 

Gonzalez played 17 seasons in the league -- and he says it comes down to one thing ... Goff had the entire preseason to win over the coaching staff ... and he blew it. 

50 Cent Your Superhero's an Impostor ... We'll Stop Him in Court!

9/14/2016 7:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0913-50-cent-tmz-0250 Cent's new superhero series might be dead before it even takes flight -- Starz is being threatened with a lawsuit if they don't shut down the production.

JourStarr Publications fired off a legal letter, obtained by TMZ, saying the premise of Fiddy's upcoming show "Tomorrow, Today" is a rip-off of the book, "Othello Greene: The Story Begins."

50 Cent and premium cable channel Starz announced last month they were doing the show -- about a veteran who becomes an evil prison doctor's experiment -- and said it was based on a screenplay 50 wrote. The book's publisher says that's BS, and Anthony Baltimore is actually the author.

The publisher says it's giving Starz 10 days to back down or else ... it can expect a super-lawyer battle. update_graphic_red_bar8:30 AM PT -- 50 Cent's attorney tells us there's no connection whatsoever between "Tomorrow, Today" and 'Othello Greene' ... adding, "Mr. Jackson has neither met the author, heard of nor read this book."

It's worth noting, the book is about an elite special ops soldier battling a terrorist out for world domination. 50's attorney says the publisher's threat is merely a publicity stunt.

Birdman I Don't Even HAVE 'Carter V' to Release It ... Talk to Lil Wayne!

9/14/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0913_birdman_lil_wayne_tmzBirdman is tired of being the fall guy for Lil Wayne, and insists there's no way Cash Money can drop "Tha Carter V" ... because Weezy's the one holding the master recordings.

Sources connected to Birdman tell TMZ ... Wayne's threat to retire isn't sitting well with the Cash Money honcho, who says the narrative he's holding the now-mythical album hostage ... is total BS.

We're told Weezy has the physical recording, and refuses to fork it over -- so Birdman feels like his hands are tied. For Wayne's part, we're told he'd be happy to give up 'Carter V' ... AFTER they work out the money.

Translation: Cash first, music second.

We're also told Weezy will never leak it on the Internet because he ain't giving it up for free.

In Wayne's original lawsuit, he said he was owed an $8 million advance for the record, plus another $2 mil upon its completion. We're told that amount, plus a few more million -- for past Young Money album sales -- would be the best shot for the record to see the light of day.

Soooo ... we're saying there's still a chance, but it's gonna take a lot of zeros.


Jamie Foxx Lighten Up, America

9/14/2016 6:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jamie Foxx is a glass half full kinda guy ... he acknowledges we have problems here in the U.S. of A., but still ... crack a smile, won't ya?

We got Jamie leaving Goal in WeHo Tuesday night and asked about athletes and artists making bold political statements.

Check out the clip -- Jamie says there's plenty to appreciate about America.

Wayne Newton I Wanna Buy Piece of the Raiders ... If They Move to Vegas!

9/14/2016 6:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mr. Las Vegas LOVES the idea of the Raiders moving to Sin City -- with Wayne Newton telling TMZ Sports if it actually does happen, he wants to buy a piece of the team! 

Of course, there's been A LOT of talk about the Silver and Black heading to Vegas in the near future -- with owner Mark Davis even snatching up the domain

Well, Newton says it would be awesome if it happened -- explaining how he LOVES the city and if investing in the NFL team would help, he's all about it. 

JoJo Fletcher & Jordan Rodgers Wedding Still On But We're Thin On Details

9/14/2016 6:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers deny there's any trouble in paradise, and they certainly LOOK like everything's fine ... only problem is they've got very few clues about their big day.

We caught the 'Bachelorette' couple walking hand in hand in Bev Hills Tuesday where they shot down their recent breakup rumors.

As for settling the Rodgers' family feud ahead of their wedding -- JoJo addressed it with our photog. She's putting on a good face, but it doesn't sound great.


Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez LAX Employee Demands Get Off Your High Horse!!!

9/14/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0913-halle-berry-olivier-martinez-getty-01Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are rich celebrities who feel they're above the law ... so claims the lawyer for the LAX employee who, for the umpteenth time, is trying to get them to sit for a deposition.

You'll recall the LAX employee, Ronaldo Owens, sued Halle and Olivier almost a year ago after Olivier used a baby's car seat to shove him ... and it was caught on video.

That altercation was the last straw that caused Halle to pull the plug on her marriage. The divorce has since stalled, and we're told neither Halle nor Olivier are currently interested in moving forward on the divorce, and she's even holding out hope he'll get his anger under control.

Owens' lawyer says he's tried 4 times to get Halle and Olivier to sit for a deposition but he says his efforts have been thwarted.

Halle and Olivier's lawyer says he's willing to produce his clients, but only if they get assurance Owens won't go blabbing to the media about what was said.

Owens' lawyer rails back, "In this country, litigants are not afforded special treatment because of who they are or who they think they are."

Owens wants the judge to order them to sit for a depo ... or else.

LeBron's Mom & Lambo Hey, Kris Jenner Wanna Be My Manager??!

9/14/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

LeBron James' world could collide with the Kardashian family ... soon ... because his mother's fiance is putting the full-court press on Kris Jenner to manage his rap career.

Gloria James and her fiance, Lambo, (aka Da Real Lambo) -- were at LAX on Tuesday after a celeb-filled trip to Hollywood ... a trip that included parties with Master P. 

Lambo -- a rapper signed to Master P's No Limit Forever label -- says he's trying to take his career to the next level, and there's nobody better at making superstars than Kim Kardashian's mother. 

"Hey, let's set a meeting up and let's get it done," Lambo told us. 

Let's get serious ... Lambo's got everything the Kardashians love -- he's black and thiiiis close to the biggest basketball star on the planet, who happens to be worth a FORTUNE!!!  

Seems like a no-brainer ... stay tuned.

Ludacris My Ex Framed Me By Photoshopping Daughter's 'Injuries'

9/14/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0913-ludacris-tamika-fuller-tmz-instagramLudacris is beyond pissed at his baby mama, Tamika Fuller ... accusing her of altering photos of their daughter to make him look like an unfit father.

According to legal docs obtained by TMZ ... Tamika claims she picked up their 2-year-old daughter from daycare in May after she was in Luda's care -- he has primary custody -- and noticed "bruises and abrasions" on her face.

Tamika says she took their daughter to a hospital for emergency care, and a social worker there recommended DFCS get involved. In docs, she says DFCS wanted to keep Luda away from the girl.

Ludacris filed his own docs though, saying Tamika made up the whole story ... and even digitally edited photos of the alleged injuries and submitted them to the court. He adds, DFCS records will back that up.

Tamika says the whole case has been squashed -- their daughter is back in Luda's care -- but she insists he used his wealth and fame to intimidate DFCS investigators.

Actress Lyssa Roberts Skateboard 101 I Got My Backside Down

9/14/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0913_lyssa_roberts_swimsuit_thong_booty_butt_skateboard_photos_launchActress Lyssa Roberts -- the Wimbledon streaker from "7 Days in Hell" -- has at least part of a backside grab mastered.

Not hard to figure out which part, once you take a look at her coasting along the Playa del Rey beach boardwalk.

Come to think of it ... she could go pro.

Titans' Avery Williamson God Told Me to Wear 9/11 Cleats

9/13/2016 4:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tennessee Titans linebacker Avery Williamson says he was conflicted about wearing special cleats to pay tribute to 9/11 victims ... so he asked for advice from the man upstairs ... and God told him to lace up. 

As you've probably heard, Williamson said he was concerned about his cleats being a distraction -- and even possibly earning him a fine from the NFL -- and waffled about the footwear. 

Check out the clip ... Williamson explains how he prayed for an answer -- and got one. 

There's more ... Williamson also says he got love on Sunday from one of the people holding the American flag during the National Anthem -- and it's the kind of story that gives you the tingles. 


UFC's Mickey Gall I Loved WWE Spoof 'Crappy' For Punk Though

9/13/2016 2:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UFC stud Mickey Gall says it was "an honor" to be spoofed by WWE after his fight with CM Punk -- but admits, it was probably meant to be a shot at the former wrestler. 

Gall appeared on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs Tuesday night on FS1) -- when we asked about WWE recreating the UFC 203 match at the "Backlash" Pay-Per-View event the next day. 

"That's cool, man," Gall said ... "It's an honor."

As for what inspired the spoof, Gall says ... "I think it's not so much me but their feelings against him ... so, I guess thats kinda crappy. But you know, hey, I loved it."

And, now that he's a famous athlete, we asked which Kardashian he wants to bang. Check out his answer. 

There's a lot more on the show tonight -- and Gall tells us which big UFC event he's campaigning to fight at next. 

Ricky Schroder Wife Files for Divorce

9/13/2016 1:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0913_Andrea-Bernard_Ricky-Schroder_tmz_gettyRicky Schroder and his wife of more than 2 decades are calling it quits ... TMZ has learned.

Andrea Schroder filed divorce docs in L.A., citing irreconcilable differences. The couple got married in 1992, and the breakup comes just a couple weeks shy of their 24th anniversary.

They have 4 children -- 2 boys and 2 girls -- but only their daughter, Faith, is a minor. Andrea wants sole legal and physical custody ... with visitation for Ricky.

The "Silver Spoons" and "NYPD Blue" star made headlines for his decision to yank Faith from her middle school in Malibu a few years ago. He was concerned something in the school was causing a cancer outbreak after 3 teachers were diagnosed and several more complained of ailments.

Andrea's also demanding spousal support.

Ricky has said he became a more devout Mormon due to Andrea's involvement with the Church.

A couple months ago, she posted a pic of herself, apparently in Paris, and talked about her "new, less predictable future."



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