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'Pawn Stars' Rick Harrison Don't Invest In O.J. Stuff

7/21/2017 1:05 PM PDT
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Nothing hurts the value of an autograph like murder ... which is why O.J. Simpson's got a big problem on his hands, so says "Pawn Stars" honcho Rick Harrison.

With Simpson arguably more famous now than ever before, the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs weeknights on FS1) asked Harrison if he expects a spike in demand for O.J. stuff.

But Harrison says the exact opposite will happen -- and says if Juice is planning on making crazy money doing autograph signings at sports collectors shows ... he's BADLY mistaken.

Snoop's UFC Protege I LOVE WEEEEEEEED ... Makes Me Better Fighter

7/21/2017 11:26 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Snoop Dogg's new favorite UFC fighter has A LOT in common with the rapper -- telling TMZ Sports he's all about that Kush ... and pulled out a fat ass joint to prove it.

22-year-old Sean O'Malley made one helluva first impression on Snoop during his big victory on "Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series" this week ... earning a UFC contract in the process.

Snoop is one of the announcers on that show -- and was so impressed with Sean, he smoked the dude out after the fight.

 

Now, Sean tells us he's grateful for Snoop for "medicating me after my fight."

In fact, O'Malley says he looooves the weed -- and thinks the sticky icky is a great thing for all athletes. 

It's at that point, he busts out one of the biggest joints we've ever seen -- while wearing a marijuana bathrobe -- and self-medicates.

Nate Diaz would be proud

Ronnie from 'Jersey Shore' Bloody Mess in Vegas

7/21/2017 11:04 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

12:25 PM PT -- A rep for Ronnie says he was at Tao when a fight broke out. He wasn't involved, but it got outta control ... and he was attempting to cover his gf when someone threw a bottle or glass. We're told it shattered on Ronnie's hand, and that's the reason for all the blood ... on both of them.

The red shopping bag was, apparently, the best he could do to stop the bleeding.

We'd say no blood, no foul but ... 

Ronnie from "Jersey Shore" had some kind of bloody encounter in Vegas early Friday morning, and his girlfriend was clearly none too pleased.

An eyewitness who took this photo tells TMZ he saw Ronnie and the woman at around 1:15 AM coming out of a bathroom at The Venetian hotel and casino. He says Ronnie was soaked in blood with a plastic bag wrapped around his left hand.

The woman was also covered in blood, although the eyewitness says it appeared to him the blood was not the result of a fight between the 2 of them. It also seemed she was uninjured.

We're told security was flanking Ronnie and escorted him to an exit. It's unclear if security was trying to protect him or throw him out of the hotel.

We reached out to Ronnie and his rep ... so far no word back.

Linkin Park Tour in Limbo ... After Chester's Suicide

7/21/2017 9:53 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Linkin Park's impending tour has obviously hit a wall -- and we're told the band has not yet made a decision on whether to pull the plug in the wake of Chester Bennington's suicide.

The "One More Light" world tour is set to kick off next week in Mansfield, Massachusetts. A rep for the band tells us the guys are so devastated they can't think clearly enough to make a decision.

The Xfinity Center in Mansfield is fielding hundreds of calls from ticketholders, who are being told to "standby."

Fans might not have to wait long ... we're told the decision will likely come today.

Stay tuned ...

Lonzo Ball Don't Bang Kardashians Yet ... Says Shannon Brown

7/21/2017 9:07 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Lonzo Ball will have plenty of time to crush all the celebrity ass he wants -- AFTER he starts to kill it in the NBA ... so, don't go chasing the Kardashians just yet.

This is the wise message from ex-Laker Shannon Brown ... who knows all about dating famous women. 

Of course, Brown famously married R&B star Monica back in 2010 -- after Brown had already won 2 NBA titles with the Lake Show.

Brown isn't saying to stay away from Kylie, Kendall or any other K-family member who might be interested (Kris?) ... he's just sayin' wait a minute.

BTW, Lonzo already has a hot girlfriend ... so, in theory, it shouldn't be a problem.

Chester Bennington Hanging Almost Identical To Chris Cornell Suicide

7/21/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chester Bennington may have mimicked the suicide of his close friend, Chris Cornell, because they died in virtually identical ways.

Law enforcement sources tell us, the Linkin Park singer was found hanging from a door separating his bedroom from his closet. TMZ broke the story, Chris Cornell died hanging from a hotel door separating the bedroom from the bathroom.

We're also told Chester was found with a belt around his neck. Chris was found with an exercise band around his neck.

Our sources say there was a partially empty bottle of alcohol in the room where Chester died, but no evidence of drugs.

And we're told Chester did not leave a suicide note in the room. Neither did Chris. 

TMZ broke the story ... Chester killed himself on Thursday, which would have been Chris Cornell's 53rd birthday. 

'Outlander' Star Comic-Con's for Sex And Not Just for Fans!

7/21/2017 8:51 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Sam Heughan knows this about Comic-Con -- it's a hunter's paradise, if ya catch our drift.

The "Outlander" star was at LAX Thursday giddy about hitting up the nerdy shindig in San Diego. The show's taking its cast down there and, while he's ready to promote the show, it seems Sam knows a thing or two about the debauchery that goes on down there, too.

It's already lore about how much fans hook up, but Sam's got a feeling celebs are getting in on the action too. He even admits there's one gal he's eyeing heading into the weekend.

Sorry, Sam ... but your target's gonna be a tough pull.

NFL's Brandon Marshall Don't Tell Me Geno Smith Is Better Than Kaepernick

7/21/2017 7:22 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Geno Smith. Ryan Fitzpatrick. Matt Barkley

They have jobs. Colin Kaepernick doesn't. And it's not sitting right with Brandon Marshall

The Denver Broncos linebacker has been a staunch ally and friend of Colin's for years -- since they played together at Nevada back in college, where they were also fraternity brothers. 

Marshall -- who famously joined Kap's national anthem protest last season -- says Colin is still immensely talented and driven and BELONGS in the league. 

He also tells us Colin's smart, talented, hard-working -- he's not a menace and won't do anything to cause an NFL organization any issues if he's signed this year. 

Marshall also has strong feelings about Mike Vick's haircut comments -- saying, "Those words should never have come out of his mouth from a black man to another black man."

Oscar De La Hoya: If I Couldn't Beat Floyd Conor Has No Chance

7/21/2017 5:58 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Oscar De La Hoya says the only way Conor McGregor can beat Floyd Mayweather is with a flying kick to the head ... 'cause there's absolutely ZERO chance he'll out-box the Money Man. 

ODLH says he "wishes" McGregor was on Mayweather's level, but he's simply not -- and tells TMZ Sports if he couldn't beat Floyd during his own boxing heyday, McGregor has no real shot. 

That said, Oscar does dish out some advice for Conor on how to fight Floyd ... but he doubts it's gonna help. 

FYI, Floyd and Oscar fought back in 2007 -- Mayweather won by split decision. 

O.J. Simpson Paroled Owner of The Bronco Could Be Big Winner

7/21/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The white Ford Bronco from O.J. Simpson's car chase stands to make its current owner a ton of dough ... if a buyer steps up to the plate.

O.J.'s former sports agent, Mike Gilbert, owns the Bronco -- he bought it from A.C. Cowlings -- and sources close to him tell us he's never really been interested in selling, but only because the offers weren't good enough. We're told he's always considered it an investment, and this might be the perfect time to -- as they say -- sell high.

Our sources tell us Mike's been offered $250k for the white Bronco in the past but turned it down right away. His target price is more in the $750k to $1 million range, and now that Juice's parole's been granted ... Gilbert can probably get it.

We're told Mike has no emotional attachment to the Bronco, but he'll hold onto it unless he gets what he wants. If not, he'll pass it down to his kids.

One more thing -- we're told there's one person he will NOT sell to ... and that's O.J.

The white Bronco's currently sitting in the Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge, TN.

R. Kelly Allegations He Targeted Underage Girls For 'Slavery'

7/21/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

R. Kelly turned underage women into slaves ... so claims the family of one of the young women who is living with the rapper.

Joycelyn Savage's father, Timothy, tells us Kelly started some of these relationships when the girl was 17, and in his book that's a crime. Timothy goes on to claim the singer's relationship with these women turned physically abusive.  

But Timothy isn't done with his accusations. He compares the "relationships" to slavery, saying there was no free will on the part of the young women.

Timothy also vehemently denies Joycelyn's allegations he set her up with R. Kelly ... even suggesting the singer forced her to say that.

He also insists the FBI is in the throes of an investigation, especially targeting Florida. 

Kylie Jenner Starter Home Sold For Modest Profit

7/21/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kylie Jenner's parting ways with the first home she ever bought, but it took one final price slash to make it happen ... TMZ has learned.

We're told Kylie sold her 5,100 sq. ft. Calabasas pad for $3.15 million, a bit less than the $3.3 asking price. Our sources say the buyer is Bellami Hair founder Nikki Eslami.

As we reported ... Kylie bought the place for $2.6 million back in 2015 and forked over a ton of money for renovations inside and out. She put the 6 bed, 7 bath house on the market for $3.9 mil in June 2016, but dropped the price in April when there were no takers.

We're told she still came out slightly ahead in the deal, which was brokered by real estate giant Tomer Fridman.

Kylie's not homeless  -- she scooped up 3 other properties in the area ... including one she rents to Rob.

O.J. Simpson Gets Job Offer From Nevada Brothel ... Prostitutes Threaten To Quit

7/21/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

O.J. Simpson officially has his first post-prison job offer ... from a Nevada brothel who says they're willing to let the juice run loose all over their establishment.

There's just one problem ... some of the working girls at the place have thrown a penalty flag, threatening to quit if O.J. is hired at their place of business.

TMZ Sports talked with Dennis Hof, owner of the Bunny Ranch in Carson City, Nevada, and he told us he's got a position all ready for O.J. when he's released, which could be as early as October 1.

Hof says O.J. would work as a greeter in the establishment, and be able to live on the premises of the ranch as long as he's employed.

"One of the conditions of a prisoner being granted parole is always having an established place to live and a job to go to, and I can offer O.J. both of those in a unique situation."

It's not all good for O.J. though, Brooklyn Moore, a pro at the ranch says that she and some of her fellow bedroom beauties will cross their legs FOR GOOD if O.J. ever shows up for work.

"The last thing we need is another link to the Kardashian clan coming around to ruin our business, and jeopardize our safety."

Despite the insurrection, Hof says his job offer to Simpson stands, telling us he thinks giving Simpson a second chance is the right thing to do.

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