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Matt Barnes I'll Make a Billion in Retirement!! Here's How ...

12/18/2017 10:27 AM PST
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Newly-retired Matt Barnes says the 'B' in his last name could stand for BILLIONAIRE in just a few years ... revealing his master money plan to join the 3 Commas club by the time he's 50. 

Barnes was getting ready to attend an event for his new company, Active Dreamers -- which makes NBA pillows and blankets -- when he told us why he's dead serious about getting to that next level of wealth. 

There's more ... Barnes says his portfolio is ready to explode -- he's even got a production company kicking out big projects, including a documentary called "Tale of Four Cities" due out in 2018.

We also asked if Barnes would ever return to the court with the BIG 3 ... and Ice Cube ain't gonna like his answer.

XXXTentacion 8 New Felonies for Witness Tampering

12/18/2017 10:17 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

XXXTentaction's count of felony charges is now into double digits -- prosecutors added 8 additional, bringing his total to 15, and they're all related to witness tampering ... TMZ has learned.

According to prosecuting documents ... prosecutors believe the alleged witness tampering went down in October 2016 ... when XXX was initially arrested for domestic violence. He's accused of beating his then-pregnant ex-girlfriend.

Law enforcement sources tell us XXX made multiple phone calls while behind bars, which were recorded ... as all prisoner calls are. We're told evidence from those phone calls led to the new charges. 

We broke the story ... XXX was sent back to jail last week because the new charges constituted a violation of his bond. Prosecutors believe he tried to coerce the girlfriend into not testifying

The rapper's being held without bail, and no longer has phone privileges ...  judge's orders.

Allen Iverson I Love Being Inked on OBJ ... 'Definitely An Honor'

12/18/2017 9:12 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Allen Iverson says it's "definitely an honor" making Odell Beckham's leg sleeve Hall of Fame ... and he's showing love to OBJ for the ink.

 "I thought that was dope," A.I. told TMZ Sports at Baron Davis' Black Santa Basketball Fundraiser and celebrity game in Santa Monica. "I'm a big fan -- that's my little man."

FYI, Odell finished up his leg mural a couple weeks back ... putting the iconic play where Iverson took Tyronn Lue's soul next to black revolutionaries like MLK and Obama

A.I. clearly loves the piece ... but we had to ask -- how does Coach Lue feel about it?!

"I know he don't have no problem with that."

Still waiting on confirmation from Ty ...

Carolina Panthers How Will Owner Scandal Affect Cam Newton?

12/18/2017 7:34 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

It's the big question every Carolina Panthers fan is asking -- will the drama surrounding owner Jerry Richardson affect the players on the field? 

Who better to ask than a former NFL star who played 10 seasons in the league -- including 1 year with the Dallas Cowboys? 

So, when we saw Marcellus Wiley at Compton City Hall giving out toys to kids (salute!) we had to know ... is the Panthers' season doomed, despite their 10-4 record?  

FYI, Richardson says he's selling the team at the end of the 2017 season in the wake of workplace misconduct allegations that involve alleged sexual harassment and racism

Iggy Azalea Blasts Nick Young ... After Accidental Dinner Reunion

12/18/2017 6:14 AM PST
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Roughly 18 months after calling it quits ... Iggy Azalea and Nick Young came face-to-face at Craig's in L.A. on Sunday -- and it was definitely NOT sunshine and rainbows. 

Swaggy (who plays for the Warriors) is in town to play the Lakers -- and stopped by his old stomping grounds for dinner. Just so happens, Iggy had arrived a few hours before and was still inside.

The two were only inside the restaurant together for a short while -- but afterward, Young broke it down for us ... and told us things are cordial.

In fact, he even gave us ADVICE on how to act when you run into your ex ... and it ain't half bad!

But, Iggy clearly didn't feel the same way -- because when a reporter claimed the two were on a "dinner date," Iggy unloaded on Twitter.

"Ryan Smith @ TheDailyMail i hope all your christmas gifts contain boxes of dried up chips of dog sh*t for trying to imply i would EVER, EVER have a dinner date with my ex who created a full human behind my back."

Remember, they broke up when it came out that Nick knocked up his ex-GF

Iggy added, "The unfortunate thing about LA is there are not that many places people eat. You can be in the middle of one of the most important dinner meetings of your life; and randomly your ex and all his friends walk in the same place."

DJ Pauly D Digging the New NJ Gov Anyone's Better Than Chris Christie

12/18/2017 7:01 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

DJ Pauly D ripped a page out of the newly elected New Jersey governor Phil Murphy's book and ROASTED Chris Christie's ass.

We got Pauly at LAX Sunday, and asked him about the Democrat Murphy mocking the outgoing Republican Christie ... posing for a pic next to a life-size cutout of Christie looking beachy. You'll recall Christie was eviscerated for taking his fam to a NJ public beach he had ordered closed due to a budget standoff.

Check it out ... the "Jersey Shore" star loved Murph's move and added a few jabs of his own. Doesn't end there ... Pauly dishes some deets on the upcoming 'Shore' reunion.

Justin Timberlake Locking Down 'Man of the Woods' ... Next Big Project?!?

12/18/2017 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Justin Timberlake has been teasing a new album for months, and we found some docs that might reveal what it's gonna be called.

The singer just filed to trademark the phrase "Man of the Woods." According to docs, obtained by TMZ, Justin's aiming to use it for a bunch of things like CDs, DVDs, downloadable music, clothes, concert posters, programs ... and live performances and tours. 

He also applied to trademark "Fresh Leaves," which docs say could go on hats, robes, shorts, jerseys, long-sleeved t-shirts, and more.

Educated guess? One's the album title and the other's the first single.

Justin's filing comes less than 2 months before he performs the halftime show for Super Bowl 52 -- a gig that would exponentially boost his album sales.

Sooo ... got wood, JT?  

Anna Faris & BF One Big, Happy Family

12/18/2017 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Here's a new sign Anna Faris and her bf are getting really serious -- they're blending their families for public outings.

Anna, her son Jackbf Michael Barrett and his son hit up the Redondo Beach Pier Friday where they chowed down on some fish and chips.

This comes on the heels of Micheal helping Anna look for a new crib in the Venice, CA area. They were also spotted hanging out with Jack earlier this week.

Sure seems like Anna and Michael are inching closer to a happy modern family.

LiAngelo & LaMelo Ball Get Offer From Globetrotters ... 'Forget Lithuania!'

12/18/2017 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Listen up, LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball -- in case you're having any second thoughts about Lithuania ... we found a team for y'all that tours the whole damn globe!

That's right -- we got Cheese and Jet of the Harlem Globetrotters out in NYC ... and they told TMZ Sports they'd be totally down to bring in the Ball bros.

"If it doesn't work out, come to the Globetrotters! Or come here first -- forget Lithuania!" Cheese said.

Dope offer for BBB ... but also kinda funny considering their teammate, Hoops, told us big bro Lonzo ain't exactly Globetrotter material.

Coolio Trump Disses Could Get Eminem Killed

12/18/2017 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Eminem's bringing current events -- namely, dissing President Trump -- back to the forefront of hip-hop ... but Coolio says Em might wanna watch his back.

We got the "Gangsta's Paradise" rapper at LAX Friday where he commended Eminem for going where most of the new generation of rappers won't ... tackling politics. He even suggests it could start a new trend in hip-hop.

But, Coolio does have a stern warning. He says it's all fine to be critical of the Prez, but his record shows he'll eventually retaliate. Exactly how is unclear ... although Coolio has a dark thought.

We really can't tell if he's joking. Damn mirrored shades.

'It' Star Sophia Lillis It Pays Good $$$ To Look Like Amy Adams

12/18/2017 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

It's a good thing to look like Amy Adams -- but if you're 15-year-old Sophia Lillis it's even better --because those looks come with a hefty paycheck.

Lillis, who plays Beverly Marsh in "It" just signed on to play the young version of Adams' character, Camille Preaker, on HBO's upcoming series, "Sharp Objects."

According to her contract, obtained by TMZ, Sophia's set to haul in at least $50k for the gig.

It's unclear just how many episodes Lillis will appear in, but the money can only go up from here.

Master P I Was Up For NBA Coaching Job ... And I Shoulda Got It

12/18/2017 12:10 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Master P says his dream of being an NBA coach nearly came true with the New Orleans Pelicans  ... telling TMZ Sports he was actually up for a job on the NBA team's coaching staff this year.

P sat down with us to talk about his coaching debut later this month in the Global Mixed Gender Basketball league he owns ... but also told us he almost got a shot at the big time.

"I feel like I could help the New Orleans team this year. You know I was up for that job last year as an assistant coach?!"

P didn't tell us exactly what kept him from getting the gig, but he did say it was ultimately the Pelicans loss, because he truly believes he could've made them a winner.

"I would've turned that team around." Later adding, "That should be a championship team right now."

Travis Scott Security Puts Fan in Vicious Chokehold

12/17/2017 3:30 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

4:12 PM PT -- A rep for Travis tells TMZ ... the guard who was choking the fan was not part of Travis' personal security detail. Travis Scott fan thought he was about to jump onstage, but instead got brutally choked by a security guard -- and to add insult to injury, his buddy DID get to hangout with Travis.  

Travis was performing Saturday night at Power 106's Cali Christmas concert at the Forum ... when 2 dudes tried to get up close and personal with the rapper.  Initially, they both got stopped until Travis ordered security to ease up. One guy was released -- but the other was dragged away by his neck.

Travis is known for his rowdy shows, and does let fans share the spotlight with him at times.

He was recently named in a lawsuit by a fan who was injured at one of his shows in NYC after falling from a balcony

However, Saturday in Inglewood ... he seemed to be doing his best to get security to go easy on his fans. At least one guard didn't get the message.

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