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Nets' Rondae Hollis-Jefferson I'll Miss Brook Lopez ... Pumped About D'Angelo

6/22/2017 9:19 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Some real talk from Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson ... who admits he's pretty bummed out the team traded away his good friend, Brook Lopez

On the other hand, Rondae says he's pretty excited for the guys taking his place -- D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov

Rondae was at Steve Nash's charity soccer game in NYC on Wednesday (which benefits programs to help underprivileged kids) when he told us how he felt about the state of the Nets. 

Look, it sucks to lose your friends ... but Rondae knows it's all part of the business and gives us the inside scoop on what he's heard about his new teammates. 

John Elway: Sapp's Donating His Brain? 'I'll Donate Mine, Too'

6/22/2017 6:42 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Denver Broncos legend John Elway was back in L.A. Wednesday night -- and kinda sorta pledged to donate his brain to science ... if he was actually being serious.

Elway was leaving Craig's in West Hollywood when we told him about fellow NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp, who announced Tuesday he'll be donating his brain for concussion research. 

Elway's reaction: "Okay, I'll donate mine too."

It would be huge for a high profile NFL star like Elway -- who also runs the Broncos -- to actually pledge his brain to a CTE study ... but when you watch the clip, it doesn't seem like he's too serious about it. 

Then again, maybe he is. 

Diddy 'Can't Stop, Won't Stop' Screening Madonna, Snoop, Vin Give Thumbs-Up

6/22/2017 6:44 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

A slew of celebs showed up at Diddy's L.A. mansion for a screening of his new flick, 'Can't Stop, Won't Stop,' and to say the least they were inspired.

Madonna, Snoop, Vin Diesel, Lana Del Rey, Ray J, French Montana and Lil Yachty were just some of the guests at Diddy's Holmby Hills mansion.

Tyrese was all fired up when he left, saying the documentary chronicling the history of Bad Boy Entertainment has inspired him ... and he now has William Shatner in his crosshairs.

Floyd Mayweather I Will Beat McGregor ... Even If He Hurts Me

6/22/2017 6:08 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Floyd Mayweather spent 4 hours in an L.A. gym training for Conor McGregor -- repeating a mantra to himself during the workout, "You name him. I beat him."

The Best Ever hit up Ten Goose Boxing Gym in Van Nuys with the TMT crew and NBA star, DeMar DeRozan -- and busted his ass in preparation for the August 26 fight. 

Mayweather was talking to himself during the session saying, "I be trying to tell ya'll ... I can get a black eye, a bloody nose. I can have a bad day in the gym. At the end of the day, I don't have a bad payday and I don't have a bad night under the lights."

He added, "I get bumps, bruises ... but I don't have a bad night."

Floyd's famous for his grueling workouts -- and this one was no exception. 


Havoc on Prodigy's Death I Nearly Crashed With My Kid When I Heard

6/22/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Prodigy's partner in Mobb Deep thought his death was one of those rumors they hear all the time, and he even joked around about it ... until he confirmed the devastating news hours later.

Havoc spoke out for the first time since Prodigy died, and told us he left Las Vegas Sunday knowing Prodigy was in the hospital. Unfortunately, that wasn't uncommon and Havoc says he wasn't too concerned -- his friend had battled sickle cell throughout their 28 years together. Plus, he'd checked up on him multiple times by phone ... and his condition was improving.

Havoc thought nothing of a "weird rumor" he heard Tuesday morning, saying ... "I was really laughing, to be honest with you."

One call to their road manager changed that.

Havoc says he made the call while driving from his 5-year-old son's kindergarten graduation -- "I could've crashed with my kids in the car."

As for remembering Prodigy with their music -- Havoc says, "I'm still f**ked up. I can't listen."

Madonna Childhood Home Hits the Market

6/22/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The house Madonna grew up in outside of Detroit is fully restored and up for sale ... and can be yours for about half a mil.

The Queen of Pop's dad and stepmother sold the Rochester Hills, Michigan home in July 2001. It almost burned to the ground in 2008, the result of suspected arson, and sat empty until 2012, when it sold for $91,700.

The current owner refurbished the home and now the 5 bedroom 3 bath, 2,700 sq. foot home is on the market for $479,900.

If Madge's childhood pad makes you vogue ... realtor Robert Kabbani of Remax is holding an open house this Saturday from 5-8 PM.

Eric Dickerson O.J. Can Make Bank After Prison ... Here's How

6/22/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson says O.J. Simpson won't have a problem making money if released from prison ... telling TMZ Sports he thinks Juice can make a killing as a free man.

E.D. -- who admits Simpson is his favorite football player -- says O.J. is still loved by so many fans that he could make a living off autographs and appearances alone.

"I think people love to see O.J. and have him sign stuff, for sure," Dickerson says.

Simpson has been locked up on armed robbery and kidnapping charges since 2008, but could be released as early as October 1 ... and Dickerson believes some fans will welcome him back with open arms.

As for any possibility of returning to football as a coach or broadcaster ...

"HELL NO."

Kodak Black Judge Signs Off ... Drop the Beat, My Felon!

6/22/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kodak Black is free to hit the studio or the stage with rappers who have rap sheets while he's on house arrest ... TMZ has learned.

A judge granted his request to work with performers who have records -- which would normally be a major no-no for someone in Kodak's situation. In the order, obtained by TMZ, the judge makes it clear the exception is only for work. Also, he's cool to hang out with family members who might have records. 

We broke the story ... Kodak asked a judge if he could collab with people who've been behind bars -- successfully avoiding a return trip to jail, like his last time on house arrest.

Chad Johnson Keyshawn's Helping His Son ... Weed and NFL Don't Mix

6/21/2017 4:06 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chad Johnson says he's all for Keyshawn Johnson showing his son a little tough love ... saying it might be just what the kid needs to keep him from blowing his football career (and some BIG money).

Keyshawn Sr. yanked his boy off Nebraska's football squad after Key Jr. got busted with weed in his dorm -- saying his son needs to "mature" before he can put his pads on again.

We got Chad out at LAX, and asked him if this was great fathering -- or parenting gone too far?

Ocho made it clear he has Key's back -- although he wasn't sure he'd have done the same thing.

BTW -- Key Jr. was one of the best high school wideouts in the country, so we're betting Nebraska coach Mike Riley is hoping dad softens up.

Corinne Olympios Boyfriend Says I'm Stickin' with Her

6/21/2017 4:06 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Corinne Olympios' boyfriend does not believe she cheated on him, does not believe the Warner Bros. investigation was kosher, and will not dump her.

Jordan Gielchinsky has made it clear to friends ... he still believes Corinne that she was in a blackout state when she had oral sex with DeMario Jackson in a swimming pool during the first day of 'BIP' filming.

Jordan claims he has spoken to several cast members who back up her story, and he thinks the Warner Bros. investigation was a whitewash so the show could resume filming.

As we reported, multiple people who have seen the video say Corinne seemed fully engaged in the pool and at no time does she seem out of it.

We're told Corinne made a deal with Jordan ... she wouldn't have sex with anyone on the show. He thinks the swimming pool incident doesn't count because she was drunk out of her mind.

Jordan's also suspicious because he says Corinne's lawyer has not been able to see the tape but it was shown to DeMario's attorney. Our sources say Warner Bros. isn't sharing the video with Corinne's legal team because she's threatened legal action.

The question, is Jordan right ... or is he love blind?

Comedian Bobby Slayton Sues Hospital and Doctors My Frail Wife Needed More Help!!

6/21/2017 6:24 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Bobby Slayton's wife's death could have been avoided if her caretakers paid more attention to the grave condition she was in ... according to a new suit.

Slayton's wife, Teddie Lee Tillett, was in the Sherman Oaks Hospital outside L.A. in March 2016 for pneumonia for 5 days before being discharged to a nursing facility ... according to the docs.

"The Pitbull of Comedy" claims her condition worsened there and she had to be taken to another nearby hospital in an ambulance ... where she eventually died on March 23, 2016. He blames the docs' lack of skill in treating her for her death.

Slayton's suing the doctor who originally discharged her from Sherman Oaks Hospital, along with the nursing facility, for damages.

Bobby's daughter, Natasha, is also listed on the suit. She is a member of the girl group G.R.L.

Rev. Al Sharpton If Trump Can Tweet, I Can Selfie ... It's My Nat'l Holiday Right!

6/21/2017 1:30 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

In case you haven't noticed, Al Sharpton's been taking a lot of selfies lately ... and it might be because of Donald Trump.

We got the the civil rights leader Wednesday in NYC, and asked what a lot of people have been wondering about him lately -- what up with the selfie game, Al???

He broke it down for us, and the Prez is only part of it. The other part is about that gym life.

As the Rev says ... back up, haters.

Jets LB Lorenzo Mauldin Arrested For Alleged Nightclub Attack

6/21/2017 1:18 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

NY Jets linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin has been arrested for misdemeanor assault for allegedly attacking a dude in an NYC nightclub back in April ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Law enforcement sources confirm the 24-year-old turned himself into authorities Wednesday morning in Manhattan.

Mauldin -- a 3rd round pick in the '15 Draft -- is accused of punching a man in the face at the Highline Ballroom during an altercation on April 2 after the other man allegedly spilled champagne on him. 

If convicted, he faces up to a year in jail. Mauldin is due back in court in August. 

In addition to the criminal case, Mauldin has also been sued in civil court by the alleged victim -- who says he suffered several broken bones in his face from the beating.

We reached out to the victim's lawyer, Glenn Race, but he had no comment. 

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