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Boosie Badazz Cops Deny Stealing Bling ... You Never Picked it Up!!

4/12/2017 12:12 PM PDT

Boosie Badazz' $1 million jewelry stash was never jacked by cops -- it was just impounded and nobody bothered coming by to pick it up ... according to a Biloxi city officials.

Public Affairs Manager Vincent Creel tells TMZ ... cops found a suitcase full of gold jewelry and a stolen gun in the van they pulled over in connection with the scuffle between mall security and Boosie's crew on Sunday. We're told cops gave instructions on how to get all the property back ... but nobody followed them.

Boosie's crew says they were pepper sprayed by security and arrested by police after the mall incident, and the rapper was beyond pissed, claiming police stole his ice. Creel says that's untrue ... in fact, someone has claimed the van and jewelry.

Biloxi officials tell us they take offense to those challenging their "professionalism and integrity."

Also ... we're told the stolen gun has yet to be claimed.

Boosie's got another take on the whole situation, though ... claiming the jewelry only happened to show up once he and his lawyers put heat on the police.

I told you 🙏these mfs r thieves,racist etc. all of sudden it's found smh I'll see y'all n court #nomobiloxi

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Charlie Murphy Dead at 57 After Leukemia Battle

4/12/2017 9:56 AM PDT

Charlie Murphy, Eddie's older brother, and a very successful and popular stand-up comedian in his own right has died ... TMZ has learned.

According to Charlie's manager, he died from leukemia Wednesday morning in a NYC hospital. He'd been going undergoing chemotherapy. Family members tell us they're absolutely shocked because they thought he was getting better. 

We're told the family would call him frequently, and he'd even joke they were calling too much.

Charlie famously co-starred on "Chappelle's Show" in some of Dave's most memorable skits ... including the nights Charlie partied with Rick James and Prince. 

Charlie also co-wrote some of Eddie Murphy's movies, like "Norbit" and "Vampire in Brooklyn." He co-starred in "Are We There Yet?," "The Boondocks" and "Black Jesus."

He recently toured with Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, George Lopez and D.L. Hughley on "The Comedy Get Down."

Charlie's wife, Tisha Taylor Murphy, died in 2009 from cervical cancer. They had 2 children, and he had another from a previous relationship.

Charlie was 57.


As every 'Chappelle' fan knows, Charlie was really tight with Prince and his death last year hit him hard. He joined us on TMZ Sports to share his memories of his friend

Last and absolutely not least ... enjoy the GREATEST Prince story ever told!

Charlie Murphy Hid Cancer from 'Power' Castmates

4/12/2017 11:56 AM PDT

Charlie Murphy kept his battle with leukemia so private, most people who worked with him on "Power" had no idea he was sick.

Production sources on the show -- which stars 50 Cent -- tell us they had no idea Charlie was dealing with cancer. We're told he never told anybody on set and put in the work like everybody else.

Charlie played a prison guard named Marshal Williams on the show.

Family sources tell us Charlie only disclosed his cancer battle to very close friends and family members. We're told he said he didn't want his illness to define him.

And, we're told, even the family members who knew he was struggling were shocked when he died ... they didn't know the situation was that desperate.

A rep Starz, where the show airs tells us, "Starz sends our deepest condolences to Charlie's family and friends. He joined 'Power' for our upcoming season, and his talent shines in every scene. We were fortunate to have worked with him."

NFL's Delanie Walker Balled Out with U.S. Soldiers ... Hit Trick Shot!

4/12/2017 11:12 AM PDT

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker JUST returned from a trip with the U.S. military -- and says he realized he played college football against one of the soldiers!

Walker was part of a USO tour to various U.S. military bases in the Middle East, Asia and North America -- where he learned how to fire weapons, ride camels and even threw around the pigskin!

In fact, Walker and Cam Jordan even hit some trick shots -- involving a basketball hoop!

In the end, Walker said he LOVED the trip and has even more respect for our troops.

Don Rickles Death Certificate Kidney Disease Proved Fatal

4/12/2017 12:21 PM PDT

Don Rickles' official cause of death is end-stage renal disease detected in the last couple months of his life, along with years of other health issues  ... this according to his death certificate obtained by TMZ.

The legendary comic passed away Thursday morning ... and the document confirms kidney disease led to his death at his home in Los Angeles. 

The death certificate also says hypertension and type 2 diabetes contributed to his death.

The document also notes Don was in the entertainment industry for 74 years.

Don was 90.


United Flight Attendants Dao's Injuries Easily Preventable IF Cops Knew Better

4/12/2017 9:20 AM PDT

United flight attendants are shocked David Dao was brutalized and bloodied because police could have prevented any injury if they had a clue about the plane they boarded.

We spoke to several United employees who say the officers should have known the armrests on those seats are movable. Remember, Dao's head slammed into the armrest, causing at least some of his injuries.

The flight attendants point out the cops could have effortlessly lifted the armrest before forcibly removing Dao ... who appeared to get hung up on the middle seat armrests before hitting the one on the aisle.

The employees we spoke to made it clear they believe Dao should've been removed, but they're fuming at how it was handled.

United's CEO says they're reviewing its procedures in these situations, but flight attendants think it's the police who need more training. 

Ringo Starr So, Who Opens for Who? Beatles vs. Justin Bieber?

4/12/2017 10:31 AM PDT

No one's bigger than The Beatles, not even Justin Bieber ... according to Ringo Starr himself.

The legendary drummer did dinner Tuesday night at Il Segreto in Bel Air with ex-Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh, who once played in Ringo's All-Starr Band. 

So the question ...  if The Beatles and Bieber had both been around at the same time, who'd open for who?

Super fun clip.

Fat Joe A-Rod Has My Blessing ... To Date J Lo

4/12/2017 9:24 AM PDT

Good news for A-Rod, Fat Joe isn't pissed he put the moves on Joe's "little sister," Jennifer Lopez ... telling TMZ Sports he's "all for" the brand new celebrity relationship.

Joe was in NYC promoting his new album when we asked him about the new twosome ... mainly if he thought the relationship was a good look for Jenny from the block.

If you didn't know ... Joe was DEVASTATED when J Lo divorced Marc Anthony, saying it was one of the "saddest days" of his life because both of them were like family to him.

Despite that, he told our guy he's A-OK with her dating A-Rod ... saying A-Rod is rich and successful, so it's a good look for J Lo.

Batter up.

'Black-ish' Star Deon Cole Just Flew United 'Stressful as Hell'

4/12/2017 6:45 AM PDT

"Black-ish" star Deon Cole has the Midas touch -- he just flew on United from Chicago and lived to talk laugh about it.

The actor was out in Bev Hills Tuesday when our photog asked about United's epic fail.

Deon confessed he had just flown from Chi-town to L.A. and the experience was "stressful as hell."

As for how he was treated ... let's just say, Deon's hysterical!

Stephen Belafonte Tells Cops Former GF is Extorting Him Over Mel B Drama

4/12/2017 12:50 AM PDT

Stephen Belafonte went to the LAPD several days ago and told cops a former girlfriend was extorting him ... threatening to make up stories he abused her, unless he paid her a large sum of cash.

Law enforcement sources tell us Stephen told cops the woman contacted him with false claims but said people would believe her given Mel B's domestic violence allegations. The woman threatened her statements would make everyone believe Mel B was telling the truth.

She wanted money, but Belafonte didn't bite, and went to the police station.

As we reported, Mel B claims Stephen extorted her with sex tapes, allegedly saying he would ruin her if she ever left him or tried to fire their nanny.

Keith Thurman Calls Out Pacquiao ... 'I'll Put Hands On You!'

4/12/2017 6:09 AM PDT

Boxing superstar Keith "One Time" Thurman says Manny Pacquiao needs to COME GET SOME ... claiming the fact PacMan is ranked above him is a big mistake.

The undefeated welterweight champ was out at Madeo when he responded to some trash talk from Manny's camp ... telling TMZ Sports plain and simple, "I'm ready to put hands on him!"

There's been talk of a potential matchup between the two -- Thurman clearly wants it.

Keith also says he's down for a rematch with Danny Garcia after their very successful prime time fight last month ... saying, "I did it one time. We can do it two times!"

Tupac Shakur Arrested in L.A. ... No It's NOT a Typo

4/12/2017 12:40 AM PDT

Tupac Shakur was arrested for felony assault with a deadly weapon just last month in a case that's downright bizarre ... for obvious reasons.

Conspiracy theorists should probably sit down, but yes ... cops booked a 45-year-old man named Tupac Amaru Shakur. It's NOT the rapper, but everything from his middle name to date of birth -- June 16, 1971 -- is dead on, pardon the phrase.

Law enforcement tells us the suspect's real name is Clarence Campbell, but he uses 'Pac as an alias. He's also used the name during multiple previous arrests -- including one for battery -- so cops are hip to the game. Docs show Campbell's real name is attached to his arrest records. 

Tupac ... the name gets around.

Daniel Cormier Snoop Hates Me? THAT SUCKS SO BAD!

4/12/2017 12:35 AM PDT

Daniel Cormier says he was SUPER BUMMED when he heard Snoop trashing him on social media ... but says he'll win the Dogfather over after he beats Jon Jones' ass!

Here's the deal ... D.C. loves Snoop. Loves all his music. So, you can imagine how crushing it was to hear someone you respect attack you the way Snoop did. 

In case you missed it, Snoop said Jones is gonna "kick [his] mother f**king ass" when they square off in their long-awaited rematch. 

So how did the light heavyweight champ feel about it? "It sucks sooooo bad!" 

Cormier says he's confident things will change after the fight ... and says he's got another huge rap superstar in his corner.