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Terrell Owens Sues: I Made $15,000 in 53 Seconds ... and I'm Pissed!

10/19/2017 4:23 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

5:19 PM PT -- We spoke with a co-CEO of F45 who tells us straight up, "Everything that's been lodged is a total fabrication of the truth."

F45 not only plans to fight the allegations -- but the co-CEO says they will countersue Owens adding, "He picked a fight with the wrong company."

F45 says the company respects Owens as an one of the greatest athletes alive -- and thinks he should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame -- but says he's lying through his teeth when it comes to his lawsuit. 

The company notes they have great endorsement relationships with several high profile athletes including Joel Embiid and Harrison Barnes. 

"We're not a company that doesn't pay our bills."Want Terrell Owens to star in a promotional video for your business? It's gonna cost you. 

TMZ Sports obtained a lawsuit T.O. filed against a massive gym company called F45 -- a bootcamp-style workout studio that offers high intensity, 45-minute workouts.

Owens is pissed because he says F45 approached him to essentially be a spokesperson for the gym -- in a deal that would pay $15k for a promo "hype" video to help get investors. 

He made the video -- 53 seconds long and says he got paid his $15k. 

The problem ... Terrell says the deal was supposed to pay him an additional $25,000 bonus for each of the first 25 F45 franchises that opened in the United States. After 25 locations, Owens says the bonus dropped to $5k per gym. 

Owens claims F45 opened at least 45 locations in the U.S. -- but he didn't get paid a cent of his bonus money and now he's demanding at least $725k to make things right. 

So far, no comment from F45.

Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds 'We Are Not Fearful' After Las Vegas Shooting

10/19/2017 4:22 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Imagine Dragons' lead singer Dan Reynolds delivered a strong message of anti-terror in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Las Vegas ... their hometown.

The band performed Wednesday night in Chicago, and Dan paused to tell the crowd their tour has taken on a new meaning after the tragedy. He gave big props to all the fans who continue coming out to their concerts, and defiantly denounced all forms of terrorism.

He also reassured fans they would take every precaution to keep them safe.

Chester Bennington I Want My Kids to Stay Close ... Left $$$ to Make Sure of It

10/19/2017 3:30 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chester Bennington was all about his modern family -- 6 children from 3 relationships -- and made provisions in his will to make sure they remained tight after he was gone.

According to Chester's will -- filed in probate court in L.A. County, and obtained by TMZ -- he said, "I request that my children's mothers or Guardians encourage and allow my children to visit with one another and with my extended family and the extended family of my Spouse on a regular and ongoing basis, so that my children know that they have a large and loving family."

He instructed the trustee of his family trust to make sure they all get money to cover travel expenses.

Chester and his widow, Talinda, had 3 children together, he had one from his first marriage to Samantha Olit -- and before that, he had one child with a girlfriend in Arizona. He later adopted that girlfriend's other son.

As for how much money the Linkin Park frontman left behind -- that's all under wraps in his trust.

One other interesting note -- Talinda is the executor of Chester's will, but the alternate executor is his former business manager, Jonathan Schwartz. We say former because Schwartz is now doing time in federal prison for wire fraud. He also managed Alanis Morissette, Mariah and Beyonce and was arrested for embezzling millions from his famous clients.

Hazel-E Sorry I Said All Gays Should Burn But the Bible Says ...

10/19/2017 3:47 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Love & Hip Hop Hollywood" star Hazel-E is eating her words, and asking her LGBT fans to forgive her for saying gays should burn in hell. 

We spoke to Hazel Thursday ... the day after she went on a homophobic social media rant. Someone accused her BF and fellow 'LHHH' star Rose Burgandy of being gay, and they both went ballistic -- invoking the Bible, and wishing a fiery death on all gays.

Hazel admits it wasn't the brightest thing to do, especially because she relies heavily on the LGBT community's support. She's now backing off the death wish, but she's clinging to the religious part of her rant.

Tom Hanks & Mary-Louise Parker Navigate Bloody Mess Onstage!!!

10/19/2017 1:12 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tom Hanks and Mary-Louise Parker sprang into action when a moderator's nose started bleeding onstage -- Tom distracted the crowd while Mary-Louise played the more pragmatic role.

The hilarious/awkward incident went down Wednesday night at The Plaza Hotel in NYC at a benefit dinner for the David Lynch Foundation. It happened fast -- it was just 3 minutes into the chat when the head of the foundation, Bob Roth, started gushing blood.

Tom and Mary-Louise -- there to talk about transcendental meditation and how it can help veterans suffering from PTSD -- did what they could: Tom took the stand-up comic route while Mary played the role of nurse.

The crowd seemed startled and amused all at the same time. We're told Bob's OK, and he eventually returned ... to a rousing ovation.

Steve Garvey Dodgers Will Destroy Yanks or 'Stros ... If They Beat Cubs

10/19/2017 12:15 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The Yankees are screwed. So are the Astros ... because whatever team wins the ALCS is a lamb to slaughter for the L.A. Dodgers -- so says Steve Garvey

There is one catch ... Garvey says the Blue Crew needs to clinch tonight and lock up the pennant over the Cubs -- and if/when that happens, the momentum will carry L.A. right to a championship. 

Garvey knows what it takes to get the job done -- he won the World Series with the Dodgers back in 1981 and was a 2-time NLCS MVP. 

Plus, he's still hella charming!!  

Sean Penn Tries Blocking Netflix Documentary Suggesting He Ratted Out El Chapo

10/19/2017 11:19 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Sean Penn is using a full-court press to either block or re-edit a Netflix documentary that suggests Penn ratted out El Chapo by alerting the United States Dept. of Justice of his whereabouts.

Multiple sources involved in the documentary -- due out Friday -- tell TMZ, some of the people interviewed suggest that Penn alerted the DOJ that he was traveling down to a secret location in Mexico to interview the drug kingpin for a Rolling Stone article.

TMZ has obtained an email from David Broome, the Executive Producer of "The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story," in which he worries ... "My concern is that we are taking an immense amount of pressure from all directions related to Sean Penn and currently Netflix has done a great job of hanging tough -- but their nerves are on edge."

Broome goes on ... "I'm worried that there's a chance Netflix hits the brakes for a while."

Penn, del Castillo and 2 others met Chapo on Oct. 2, 2015. Twelve hours after the meeting, Mexican authorities raided the site but Chapo had already left. He was captured 3 months later.

We've learned several lawyers working for Penn repeatedly contacted Netflix to, at the very least, eliminate any references to their client allegedly contacting DOJ prior to meeting Chapo.

Our sources say Penn's concern is that if Chapo's associates in the world of drugs believe he set Chapo up for capture, there'd be a target on the heads of Penn, his family and his associates.

Penn's spokesperson, Mark Fabiani, tells TMZ, "It is reprehensible that, in their ongoing, relentless efforts to gain additional attention and publicity, Ms. del Castillo and her team (who have zero firsthand knowledge) have sought to create this profoundly false, foolish, and reckless narrative."

The rep goes on, "The notion that Mr. Penn or anyone on his behalf alerted DOJ to the trip is a complete fabrication and bald-faced lie. It never happened, nor would there have been any reason for it to have happened."

Ex-NHL Star Mike Comrie At Cubs Playoff Game Arrieta Wasn't The Only One Lights Out

10/19/2017 11:09 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Following in the great tradition of Harry Caray, ex-NHL star Mike Comrie got a little boozy for the Cubs playoff game on Wednesday ... maybe a little too boozy. 

Comrie's a big Cubbies fan -- his father is a part-owner of the team -- and with Chicago finally taking it to the Dodgers at Wrigley Field in Game 4 of the NLCS, Comrie celebrated a little extra hard in the stands. 

You can see in the footage ... Comrie needed a 7th inning stretch before the 7th inning! 

We reached out to Comrie for comment -- and he gave us one of the best statements ever. 

"Lights out for Arrieta and me. One too many beers."

Ellen DeGeneres I Got A New Beach House For $18.6M And It's Not In Malibu!

10/19/2017 10:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ellen DeGeneres just plunked down $18.6 million for a home away from home, but not that far.

Ellen's snagged a 5 bedroom, 6.5 bath beachfront home in Carpinteria, a quaint coastal community between L.A. and Santa Barbara. BTW, she's trying to unload her amazing 17-acre compound near Santa Barbara for $45 mil.

The new house is just a hair under 6,000 square feet and right on the sand. The cedar-shingled crib has a clay tennis court, plunge pool and a guesthouse. 

Carpinteria is the less flashy version of Malibu. What you don't get ... Matthew McConaughey or Orlando Bloom flexing on the beach. 

The realtors who made it happen ... Marsha Kotlyar and Michele White of MK Properties and Kathleen Winter of Berkshire Hathaway. 

UFC Fighter Sues Vitamin Company You Snuck Steroids Into Workout Supplement

10/19/2017 9:39 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

UFC fighter Lyman Good claims his multi-vitamin was tainted with an illegal steroid, causing him to fail a drug test -- and now he's suing the vitamin companies allegedly responsible for his dirty test. 

TMZ Sports has obtained the lawsuit filed in New York ... in which Good claims he went to a Vitamin Shoppe store before his fight at UFC 205 and purchased Anavite, a multi-vitamin. 

Good claims he failed his USADA drug test -- which came up positive for 1-andro ... an illegal anabolic steroid. 

Good says he turned over all of his supplements to the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for further testing and it showed Anavite secretly contained 1-andro ... despite the fact it was not advertised or properly mentioned on the label. 

In his suit, Good claims the manufacturer -- Gaspari Nutrition -- intentionally added the steroids in order to "increase sales in the competitive dietary supplements industry."

Good is suing Gaspari and Vitamin Shoppe (among others), claiming the store didn't honor its promise to "enforce strict quality assurance." He's seeking unspecified damages. 

FYI, Good was ultimately hit with a 6-month ban for his positive drug test -- and he claims the whole ordeal has damaged his career. 

We reached out to Gaspari and Vitamin Shoppe -- but neither had a comment. 

Andre Berto Dana White's Right ... Jon Jones Is The #1 Wasted Talent

10/19/2017 8:43 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jon Jones is the biggest wasted talent in sports history -- so says Andre Berto, who agreed with Dana White's bold statement from earlier this week.

Don't get it twisted -- Andre is a HUGE Jones fan, and told TMZ Sports he "wouldn't say it as harsh" as the UFC honcho ... but the boxing star thinks Jones fits the bill based on all his physical gifts.

"Jon Jones is ridiculously talented, man. Tall, long, rangy, skills."

FYI, Jon is currently facing a suspension for up to 4 years after getting popped for steroids ... but swears on God and his kids that he didn't use.

As for A.B. -- he says he's serious about joining the UFC!

O'Shea Jackson Hayward Bit By 'Celtic Luck' ... Shoulda Chose Lakers

10/19/2017 7:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

O'Shea Jackson Jr. says there's one way Gordon Hayward could've avoided that gruesome bone-snapping leg injury this week -- "Should've been a Laker."

"I feel bad for Gordon Hayward," the "Straight Outta Compton" star told us on the way out of Delilah in West Hollywood ... "but that's that Celtic luck!"

Ouch.  

Don't worry, there's more -- Cube's son also pledges allegiance to the Ball family, hollers at some chicks and says the best player in the NBA is still Kobe Bryant. It's pretty funny. 

And don't miss the parting shot at Danny Ainge.

Courtney Love I'll Take a Pass On Weinstein 'I Told You So' Jokes

10/19/2017 6:57 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Courtney Love is taking the high road when it comes to gloating about Harvey Weinstein -- and best of all for her ... she's doing it with a couple of hot young dudes.

We got Courtney Wednesday night arriving at Delilah in WeHo with 2 "sexy men" -- her words -- and, as expected, she got a bunch of softball Weinstein questions. Seeing as how she fired a warning shot about Harvey way back in 2005 ... this could've been her chance to drop several I-told-you-so's on Hollywood.

You'll recall, Courtney says CAA banned her after calling out Weinstein -- and maybe that explains her response to all the questions about him.

Or maybe she's just busy enjoying her company. 

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