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Tee Martin's 13-Year-Old Son QB Won't Commit to Lane Kiffin ... Yet

5/16/2017 11:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tee Martin tells TMZ Sports he's "extremely proud" that his 13-year-old son already got a football scholarship offer from FAU coach Lane Kiffin ... but the QB prodigy ain't ready to commit yet. 

We spoke with Tee who says he's convinced his son, Kaden Martin, is way better than he ever was ... and that's saying a lot considering Tee led Tennessee to a BCS title in 1998.

Tee points out that he worked under Lane at USC and that's how Kaden got on LK's radar -- but he was still "shocked" when Kiffin reached out with the offer.

When asked if Kaden was ready to sign, Tee told us it's very important for Kaden to "go through the recruiting process" and look at his options after he gets to high school.

But Tee says that doesn't mean FAU is out.

FYI, Kaden is 5'11" and 175 lbs -- and Tee says, "He's way better than me at that age in ALL sports."

Bottom line -- Lane's offer may be the first ... but it probably won't be the last.

Ex-'Deadliest Catch' Star Wanted in Phoenix Drug Case

5/16/2017 10:39 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jake Harris failed to show up in court to face drug charges, so now he's a wanted man ... TMZ has learned.

The former "Deadliest Catch" star was already facing 2 felony drug possession charges when he skipped a hearing Friday in Phoenix. According to court docs, the judge immediately issued a bench warrant for Harris' arrest.

We broke the story ... Harris was busted last month after he took off with his friend's car and was found the next day with Xanax and crystal meth.

Jake left the "Deadliest Catch" cast back in 2012.

Serena Williams I'm Not Retiring After Baby ... But I Do Have Cravings!

5/16/2017 9:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Bad news for every other female tennis player on the planet -- Serena Williams says she will be BACK to destroy all of you ... right after she gives birth! 

Some have speculated the 35-year-old will hang it up after the baby is born -- since there's only 1 other player who's older than her in the Top 75 (it happens to be her sister, Venus). 

But when we saw Serena in NYC, she shot down the retirement talk. 

We also asked if she's having any pregnancy cravings -- and of course, it's healthy. 

Kylie Jenner Cliff Hangin' in Bev Hills for $125k/Mo

5/16/2017 9:17 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kylie Jenner is living life on the edge in Beverly Hills just for a little while ... but for a lot of cash.

Sources close to Kylie tell TMZ she's renting a mansion in Bev Hills while she gets work done on her $12 mil Hidden Hills home. The new pad rents for $125k/month ... and is currently on the market for $35 million.

The price tag is certainly justified -- the place oozes luxury -- sitting on a cliff, gorgeous views with 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms thrown in for good measure. Not to mention the pro chef's kitchen, big screen theater ... and a library with a bar!

The Agency repped both sides of the deal ... and James Harris from The Agency who also appears on "Million Dollar Listing" repped Kylie.

The freakin' life of Kylie.

Metallica's James Hetfield On Raiders Move to Vegas: 'I'm a Little Pissed'

5/16/2017 8:51 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Metallica frontman James Hetfield is a huge Raiders fan -- and says he's "a little pissed" that his team is ditching Oakland for Sin City.

FYI, Hetfield actively campaigned for the Raiders to stay in the Bay Area -- and publicly supported Ronnie Lott in his efforts to build a new stadium for the team in Oakland.  

But those plans didn't work out and Raiders owner, Mark Davis, ultimately got league approval to move the team to Las Vegas. The team is expected to relocate in 2019.

Hetfield says he'll continue to support the Silver and Black (he stuck by them during the L.A. years) ... but it's clear he's still bummed. 

Rosario Dawson Finds Cousin Dead at 26

5/16/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Rosario Dawson's cousin died after the actress found her unconscious last week ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us Rosario walked downstairs in her Venice home last Thursday and found 26-year-old Vaneza Ines Vasquez lying unresponsive. Paramedics rushed to the scene and transported Vaneza, but ultimately they could not resuscitate her.

We're told Vaneza -- who worked for Rosario -- had recently been suffering migraines and also had hypertension. We're told early autopsy results point to her dying from natural causes.

Toxicology results are still pending, but our sources tell us Vaneza had no history of substance abuse. 

We reached out to Rosario and the family of Vasquez who did not wish to release a statement at this time.

Cris Carter LeBron Will NEVER Overtake Jordan Brand It's a Woman Thing ...

5/16/2017 8:06 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

LeBron James will always be #2 behind Michael Jordan when it comes to business ... so says Cris Carter, who says Jordan Brand has a secret weapon to stay ahead of Bron -- women. 

Cris was out in NYC with Nick Wright, the co-host of his new FS1 morning show, "First Things First" -- when we asked if LeBron's brand will ever overtake Jordan as the #1 name in athletic wear. 

The NFL Hall of Famer says MJ was VERY smart about growing his business -- appealing to women -- and it paid off huge. He thinks MJ has too big of a lead for LeBron to catch up.

Even Wright -- captain of the LeBron James fan club -- admits Carter has a solid point ... but couldn't leave without taking one last dig at the original #23.

Ex-Knicks Coach Defends Carmelo Anthony 'He Was Great For Me'

5/16/2017 5:54 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Carmelo Anthony is getting some heavy duty backup in his nasty feud with Phil Jackson ... an ex-Knicks head coach who says he LOVED coaching 'Melo and says he's been "great" for the franchise.

Phil's been criticizing Anthony since he was hired as the Knicks President -- and made it clear he wants to trade Melo out of NYC as soon as possible.

We got former Knicks coach Mike Woodson -- who was fired by Phil back in '14 -- and asked what he thought of the Melo/Jackson feud ... and Mike took a side.

"I love Carmelo Anthony, that's all I'm gonna say," Woodson told us ... adding, "He was great for me."

Seems clear Woodson -- now an assistant with the Clippers -- is riding with his 'Melo, and why not? The two men were 109-79 together and made the playoffs twice, something the Knicks haven't done since.

And when we say "since" ... we mean since Phil Jackson was hired.

Just sayin' ...

Kevin Hart's Ex-Wife Torrei Down to Babysit His New Kid, IF ...

5/16/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kevin Hart's first wife, Torrei, is excited about the comedian expanding his brood, even though it's gonna mean she has to pay back a debt ... in the babysitting department.

Kevin and his new wife, Eniko, just announced they're expecting their first kid, a baby boy. Torrei says it was huge news in her house ... because her 2 kids are pumped to be older siblings. 

Torrei is also a true believer in keeping things positive in this modern family she, Kevin and Eniko have going. That being said ... Torrei still has her limits, and says there's one part of watching the newborn that does NOT excite her. 

She might have to outsource.

Treach Wants Flex Fired for Tupac Diss ... Threatens Ninja Skills!

5/16/2017 7:36 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Loyalty to Tupac Shakur has no expiration date ... according to Treach, who's putting more pressure on Funkmaster Flex and demanding Hot 97 terminate the DJ for dissing 'Pac . 

TMZ broke the story ... Treach has been enraged since Flex claimed Tupac actually shot himself in 1994, but blamed Notorious B.I.G. for it instead. He was still heated when we saw him Tuesday night outside L.A.'s Peppermint Club.

Naughty By Nature's frontman insists Flex won't be able to book gigs anywhere in the country when he's done with him. We suspect Treach had a little to drink ... based on the ninja moves he threatened to unleash on Flex.

He should stick to diss tracks, like "Woooh." Way more intimidating than the ninja stuff.

Hayden Panettiere Childhood Home Goes Up for Sale

5/16/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The home Hayden Panettiere was living in when she was breaking into showbiz as a child star is now on the market for $1.75 million.

The crib's in Palisades, New York ... a ritzy suburban enclave where Angelina Jolie grew up, and stars like Bill Murray, Diane Sawyer and Al Pacino have also lived.

Hayden's folks bought the 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home in 1995. It sits on a quaint suburban lot, surrounded by trees and it's just a short walk away from the Hudson River.

Interesting timing on the sale ... Hayden's parents went through a nasty 8-year divorce that finally ended last April. It's unclear whether mom or dad gets the dough from the house. It's still registered in both their names. 

Fun fact: When her folks bought this place, Hayden was playing Sarah Roberts on "One Life to Live" ... at the age of 6!

Keke Palmer Strip Clubbin' with 2 Chainz ... 'Cause Bare Asses Know Good Music!

5/16/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Keke Palmer wanted to test the effectiveness of her new single, so she took it to a strip club with 2 Chainz -- strictly for research purposes.

Keke hit up VLive in Atlanta to promote her new song featuring Quavo, "Wind Up," which came out just last month. We're told she showed up with R&B singer Jacquees, and 2 Chainz joined them a little later.

Turned into a pretty wild night with the strippers -- always a good sign the song's a banger. Folks in the club say Keke dropped around $11k, Jacquees spent $7k ... and 2 Chainz, a sensible $4k.

Costly research.

Dennis Rodman Disses LaVar Ball 'YOU SUCK!!!!'

5/16/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

LaVar Ball just got dunked on by Dennis Rodman ... who had a very simple, yet aggressive message for the Big Baller Brand honcho when we got him out in L.A. 

"YOU SUCK!"

Why does Ball suck? According to Dennis, it's 'cause he won't get outta the way and let his superstar son, Lonzo, just play basketball, like Rodman's done for his athletic progeny.

Of course Ball's heard this before ... some have accused LaVar of being all about himself and not about his kids, which interestingly enough seems to be the one thing the Worm doesn't agree with.

"Good man, good father, great provider, love him ... just let your kids play man."

We're sure LaVar will have nothing to say about this ... until the moment he speaks again.

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