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Indiana Pizza Place

Forced to Close Doors

After Refusing to Cater Gay Wedding

4/1/2015 1:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0401-memories-pizza-closed-FACEBOOK-01Memories Pizza -- the first Indiana business to declare it would refuse LGBT business -- got blasted on the Internet and by phone, but the owner says there's been a huge misunderstanding ... sorta.

Kevin O’Connor tells TMZ he's had to temporarily close his business after he told a reporter he would refuse to cater a gay wedding under Indiana's new Religious Freedom Restoration Act. O'Connor says he was immediately flooded by threatening phone calls, and social media postings.

O'Connor wants to clear up one thing: He says he would never deny service to gay people in his restaurant. However, due to his religious beliefs, he does not believe in gay marriage ... and that's why he wouldn't service one.

Meanwhile, he says the threats have been serious enough that he's closing his pizza joint ... at least until the dust settles. 

Indiana's controversial law has raised a lot of questions, not the least of which is ... what gay wedding would hire a pizza place to cater?

The Game

SUSPENDED From B-Ball League

For In-Game Sucker Punch

4/1/2015 2:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


The Game got slapped with much more than a foul for socking a basketball opponent -- 'cause the hoops league just suspended the rapper until cops and the D.A. decide his fate.

TMZ Sports broke the story -- the rap star walloped a player during a game in Hollywood Sunday. The punchee turned out to be an off-duty cop, and Game claims the guy threatened him with gun play.

We spoke to Jester Black, director of the JBL Basketball League and he tells us Game is persona non grata ... for the time being. He says, "I spoke to Game and told him that as of now his team can participate, but he can't be on the court until the investigation is done."

Black says Game can't even put his ass on the bench or participate in team huddles -- but he can watch from the stands.

For now ... Game is officially the toughest cheerleader of all time.

Andrew Getty

Serious Medical Condition

Made Worse by Ex-Girlfriend

4/1/2015 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0401-andrew-getty-lanessa-grace-FACEBOOK-01Andrew Getty -- who died Tuesday -- claimed his ex-girlfriend stressed him out to the point where she endangered his life.

Getty obtained a restraining order just 2 weeks ago, claiming he was diagnosed in 2013 with a serious medical condition that was exacerbated by stress, often brought on by confrontations with his ex-GF.  He says the stress would send his blood pressure through the roof, creating a "grave risk" of death.

Getty claimed the girlfriend -- Lanessa DeJonge -- knew of his condition and exploited it. Getty claims in the docs -- obtained  by TMZ -- DeJonge would exploit the information about his condition to extort him, demanding money and property.

As for why he got the restraining order, he claims during a car ride she repeatedly kicked and hit him and tossed everything from the car out the window.

He claimed DeJonge was "deranged," arguing with imaginary people. 

The judge issued the restraining order and she was told to move out of his home and stay 100 yards clear of him. It's interesting, because she went to his house and discovered his body.

As we reported, we're told DeJonge was placed on a 5150 psych hold hours after Getty died.

Damon Dash Ex

Cops Called in Nasty Custody War

4/1/2015 1:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0330-damon-dash-rachel-roy-TMZ-01Rap mogul Damon Dash's ex-wife had the cops waiting for him at his house because her kid has been AWOL from school ... and she claims there's a more serious issue ... he's an abusive stoner with a history of domestic violence. 

According to court docs ... Dash's ex, fashion designer Rachel Roy, wants his visitation rights taken away because she says he's an unfit father to daughters Ava and Tallulah.

Damon says she's using the kids as pawns and this is some kind of power play on his ex's part, but he's not specific as to what he believes she wants from him.  He posted video showing the LAPD waiting for him last week, saying this is all just harassment on her part. 

Roy makes other claims as well in her docs, saying Dash kidnapped their daughter from a nail salon. He says she's ridiculous because he's her dad and it's not kidnapping.

The two split back in 2009.

Darren Sharper

College Teammate Outraged

Boot Him from Our HOF

4/1/2015 12:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0401-darren-sharper-tmz-01One of Darren Sharper's ex-college teammates is "appalled" that his alma mater William & Mary has NOT removed him from the school's hall of fame after Sharper's rape conviction ... and he's demanding action, asap.

We spoke with former lineman Josh Beyer -- who was inducted into the W&M hall of fame the same year as Sharper ... after playing alongside the guy back in the '90s. 

Beyer tells TMZ Sports he's shocked to learn that Sharper is still enshrined after everything that was revealed in the rape investigation ... and that Sharper's continued association sullies the integrity of the university.

"I'm appalled. His name should be removed from everything representing the university right now," Beyer says. 

"You have to think of the bigger picture, being associated with something like that affects everything from recruiting to sponsorships. It's not worth it."

As far as W&M -- we spoke with school officials who tell us they're still mulling over how to handle the situation. 

Mark Cuban

Jeter's Restaurant Move is Risky

But He Can Pull It Off

4/1/2015 10:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Derek Jeter just got some major props from one of the most respected guys in the business world -- Mark Cuban ... who tells TMZ Sports Jeter's newest endeavor could be a real money maker. 

FYI -- Jeter is reportedly opening a brand new restaurant at Tampa International Airport called The Players’ Tribute Bar & Grill ... inspired by his digital media company, The Players’ Tribune. 

Cuban pointed out that 95% of restaurants fail ... but says Jeter has what it takes to turn the place into a winner. 

Bonus -- we also asked the Dallas Mavs owner if he still hates those NBA jerseys with the sleeves. (Hint: he does). 

One Direction

We're Still Chatting Up Zayn

But Planning for Foursome

4/1/2015 9:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0401-one-direction-getty-01Four is the magic number for One Direction, because the band has no plans to add a fifth member following the Earth-shattering departure of Zayn Malik.

Sources close to Simon Cowell and the record label tell TMZ ... the band is moving forward with recording their new album sans Malik. As for eventually finding a replacement -- we're told there's "absolutely zero" talk of that.

That being said ... we're told the remaining 1Ders are still talking to Zayn regularly, and the band completely respects his decision to bolt.  

One Direction played its first Zayn-less show in South Africa earlier this week. They tour Europe in June before hitting the U.S. in July.


Reggae Artist Mavado

Screw Philippe Chow ...

Follow Me To P.F. Chang's, Black People!

4/1/2015 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0401-mavado-pfchang-01Reggae star Mavado is shoving Philippe Chow's apology right back in its face -- and calling for the entire black community to drop Chow and choose Chang ... as in P.F. Chang's.

Mavado tells TMZ the famed NY restaurant's attempted apology was filled with lies and its claims of loving black customers is a total joke. 

TMZ broke the story ... Mavado says he and his family were treated like second class citizens by the PC staff because they are black. Late Tuesday, the restaurant begged for his forgiveness and claimed its Instagram page proves their love for black people.

Mavado is laughing off the "I have black friends" response -- and says he'll never go back. Instead, he'll be going to P.F. Chang's, and wants every person of color to follow him.

Pretty sure he means in theory -- 'cause that would be one helluva bill.

Dolph Lundgren

Drago Would Crush Manny & Floyd

'They're Too Short'

4/1/2015 8:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

There would be no Hollywood movie ending if Ivan Drago were to fight Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao ... so says Dolph Lundgren who claims the "Rocky IV" villain would CRUSH both dudes. 

Dolph was out in Hollywood -- signing some pretty cool pieces of memorabilia from the 1985 classic -- when he told us Ivan would have a simple message for the real life boxers -- "You will lose."

Basically, when it comes down to it ... Dolph says Ivan (6'7") would have been too big and too strong for Pac (5'7") and May (5'8"). 

For the record, Rocky was only listed at 5'11" ... and we all know what happened there. 

Andrew Getty

Stomach Issues May Have Triggered Death

4/1/2015 8:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0330-andrew-getty-facebook-4Andrew Getty -- the grandson of J. Paul Getty -- was having severe stomach problems and had an appointment to see a doctor, which unfortunately came a day too late. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ  ... Getty was taking meds for his stomach issues and was supposed to see a doctor Wednesday. TMZ broke the story, he was found dead in his L.A. home with blood apparent in the rectal area. 

Our sources say Getty was found lying on his side, in between his bathroom and hallway. They believe he was trying to make it to the bathroom when he collapsed and died.

Our sources say they believe Getty's ex-girlfriend came to his home and found him on the floor.

We're told the ex-GF told her parents over the weekend she was worried about Getty because he was in pain and was having painful bowel movements. She said she was trying to convince him to see a doctor.

As we reported, the ex-girlfriend was detained by cops, who initially believed Getty died under suspicious circumstances. Authorities now believe his death was either natural or accidental. They are doing toxicology tests to determine if drugs played a part. 

As for the ex-girlfriend, we're told cops placed her on yet another 5150 psychiatric hold late Tuesday.

As for what the 47-year-old Getty did for a living ... we're told he was a horror movie buff, and was in the process of shooting a horror flick. Authorities found props strewn around the dining room and other parts of the home, such as a mechanical arm and something that resembled a beast with 5 fingers.

Chrissy Teigen

$87k for Mayweather Tix?!

Too Rich for My Blood!

4/1/2015 7:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Cross another couple of stars off the ringside list for the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight -- because Chrissy Teigen says there's no way in hell she and John Legend are paying $87k for tickets! 

We broke the story ... a high end NY ticket broker is selling the first ringside seats for $87,500 each -- and says he's got multiple "serious" buyers lining up to throw their money around. 

Which brings us to Chrissy ... who loves boxing ... who's married to a guy who also loves boxing ... who happens to be super rich ... and who also refuses to spend that kind of money on tickets. 

And she's not the only rich star who says the tickets are a ripoff ... "Shark Tank" star Robert Herjavec is also refusing to pony up the dough

So, what's Chrissy gonna do instead? She has other plans ... check out the clip. 

Karrueche Tran

I'm Not Dating Klay Thompson

'I Don't Even Know Who That Is'

4/1/2015 6:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Brown's ex-GF Karrueche Tran is not rebounding with an NBA superstar -- telling TMZ Sports the rumors about her and Klay Thompson are complete B.S.

There were rumblings that Tran hooked up with the Golden State Warriors shooting guard recently -- after he had been pursuing her for months.

But yesterday in L.A.,  Miss Tran not only shot down the rumors -- but took a dig at Thompson ... dropping the "I don't even know who that is" line.

FYI -- Klay signed a $70 million contract back in November.

Maybe you should learn the guy's name.  


Sneaker Release Party RUINED

By Sneaky Process Server

4/1/2015 6:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Bad news/good news for Tyga -- he got served with legal papers during his big sneaker unveiling Tuesday night, but the guy who served him bought two pair!

Tyga was hit while revealing his new kicks for L.A. Gear at Shiekh Shoes in Hollywood.

You gotta give the process server credit ... he stood in line for more than two hours, bought two pairs of kicks at $120 a pop, had them autographed ... and that's when he hit Tyga with the papers. To add insult to injury ... the guy even got a pic with Tyga!

The process server wouldn't get into what the papers were for, just saying that apparently Tyga owes someone money.


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