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Florence Henderson Death Certificate History Of Heart Issues

12/5/2016 2:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1205-florence-henderson-tmzFlorence Henderson secretly battled serious heart issues for 10 years before she died of a heart attack ... this according to her death certificate obtained by TMZ.

The 'Brady Bunch' star passed away at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica on Nov. 24th. 

The death certificate notes she suffered from heart disease for 10 years. 

5 years ago, Henderson was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat. 

The death certificate also notes Henderson was in the entertainment industry for 64 years ... legend. 

R.I.P. 

Shia LaBeouf Done Dissing Lil Yachty ... After This One Last Shot

12/5/2016 1:47 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Shia LaBeouf's got a funny way of ending his rap beef with Lil Yachty and Soulja Boy -- he just dropped his final diss track, but he's going out with a bang.

TMZ got a copy of Shia's latest verse, which will air Monday afternoon on Power 106 in L.A.

On this one Shia compares himself to Marlon Brando (bad timing, maybe) ... and really gets out on a limb, by claiming he spits better than Eminem.

He saved his best for last, calling out Yachty one more time -- and Soulja Boy, who banned Shia from Atlanta after his last verse -- saying they're "just pop and MMMbop, and obscure fruit like kumquat."

Kumquat, y'all. He rhymed kumquat.

#ShiaGotBars

NFL's Kroy Biermann Defends Jeff Fisher ... He Doesn't Suck

12/5/2016 1:19 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Well, at least one guy isn't trashing the Rams for signing Jeff Fisher to a contract ... NFL/reality star Kroy Biermann, who thinks the guy actually deserved his 2 year contract extension.

Despite the fact they're 4-7 and BRUTAL to watch ... news broke over the weekend that Fisher will stick around as the main man in L.A. for the next 2 seasons.  

Some fans and critics (including Eric Dickerson) are pissed ... but not Kroy. He likes the move. 

Then again, he's also looking for a new team.

Smart man.

Oakland Rave Fire Commune Leader Arrested for Theft In 2015 L.A. Case

12/5/2016 12:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Derick Ion Almena -- the guy who ran the Oakland art commune that went up in flames -- has a rap sheet, and not just in the Bay Area ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... Almena was pulled over in L.A. County for having expired tags in March 2015, and while searching his car cops discovered he had 2 stolen license plates from vehicles registered in Oakland. We're told he was arrested and booked for petty theft.

Almena was never charged though -- the D.A. declined to prosecute.

As we reported ... he was also facing a stolen property case in Alameda County, and is currently on probation for that one.

Colin Cowherd Dak Won't Get Huge Contract In Off-Season ... But DON'T Hold Out!

12/5/2016 12:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Dak Prescott shouldn't even THINK about holding out for a massive contract after his insane rookie season ... so says Colin Cowherd, who says playing hardball is a bad move for the QB.

The "Speak For Yourself" co-host was leaving a benefit for the Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans of America this weekend -- when he told us it might take another season for Dak to get the big money. 

FYI, Dak is obviously still under his rookie contract -- 4 years, $2.7 million. 

His backup, Tony Romo, signed a 6 year, $108 MILLION contract extension in 2013. 

Tony is reportedly making $20.8 MILLION this season. Dak is making about $545k. 

But with injuries always a possibility in the NFL, should Dak hold out to get that FAT starting QB money before he steps on the field for another season?

Colin explains why that move would be a biiiig mistake.

Prince Jackson Stands Up for Grandma in Court

12/5/2016 12:16 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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12:53 PM PT -- The judge just ruled Katherine knew exactly what she was doing when she replaced her previous attorney with Joy Bass ... saying there is no question in his mind. 

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Prince Jackson looked like man on a mission ... all in the name of his grandmother, Katherine Jackson.

Michael's son appeared in a Santa Monica court Monday for a hearing regarding Katherine getting a new attorney. The new lawyer is Joy Bass, and she says she's now representing Katherine in all matters related to Michael's estate.

This, apparently, was news to the Katherine's current attorney ... and sources close to the family tell TMZ Prince is in court now to tell the judge they're disputing the new attorney's claim she's now speaking for Katherine.

We got Prince and TJ Jackson (Tito's son) on the way into court and they were tight-lipped. 

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Marlon Brando Son Defends 'Last Tango' Scene ... He Did NOT Plan a Rape!

12/5/2016 11:09 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Marlon Brando's son is coming to his late father's defense, saying there's no way his father would ever have plotted to sexually violate his "Last Tango in Paris" co-star.

Marlon's oldest living son, Miko Brando, tackled the controversial confession from the film's director, Bernardo BertolucciA video recently surfaced of Bertolucci saying, in 2013, he and Brando planned at the last minute to use a stick of butter on Maria Schneider during the sex scene, and never gave her any forewarning.

In the vid, Bertolucci says he wanted an authentic reaction to rape ... not acting. Schneider, who died in 2011, has said no intercourse took place, but she was shocked and strongly objected to the way things went down. 

Miko calls the story pure crap, and says, "That's not the human being" my father was. He has a theory about why Bertolucci ever made the comment. 

Celebs like Jessica Chastain, Chris EvansAnna Kendrick and Ava DuVernay have expressed outrage at Brando and Bertolucci for essentially plotting to rape a woman -- but Miko's just not buying it.

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Child Visitation Changes in Hands of Therapist

12/5/2016 10:33 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1205-angelina-jolie-brad-pitt-tmz-02Brad Pitt's child custody arrangement with Angelina Jolie is in the hands of one man ... according to docs filed by Jolie.

Right now, the exes and their 6 kids are operating under a temporary custody deal agreed upon by both sides. As we've reported ... she has primary custody and Brad gets monitored visits, but the docs Angelina filed spell out the details.

According to the docs ... when and how Brad sees the children is determined by a psychologist who specializes in child custody issues. The deal says, the "frequency and conditions of the therapeutic visitation shall be determined by Ian Russ, Ph.D." Brad and Angie also must participate in group therapy sessions with the kids.

The terms of this deal must stay in place until there's a court order, or both parents agree to change it.

Additionally, the docs say Brad will submit to random drug and alcohol tests at least 4 times per month.

Pitt and Jolie made this arrangement in October, while Brad was still under investigation by the DCFS, but as we've reported ... the agency cleared him of any wrongdoing a month ago.

Jolie's filing essentially memorializes the temporary deal with the court. The judge signed it on Friday.

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Cam Newton & Ron Rivera The Wardrobe Confrontation ... At Team Bus

12/5/2016 8:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Here it is ... the moment Panthers head coach Ron Rivera confronted Cam Newton about his dress code violation before the team trip to Seattle ... and TMZ Sports has the video. 

It all went down on Saturday at the bay area hotel where the team had been staying since playing the Raiders in Oakland the previous weekend. 

After the players and coaches had boarded their buses to go to the airport to head to Seattle to play the Seahawks ... Rivera got off his bus, went to Cam's bus, and pulled Cam off for a 1 on 1 convo. 

We're told this was the moment Rivera confronted Cam about his dress code violation -- not wearing a tie on travel day.

You can see the look on Cam's face ... he's obviously disappointed and retreats back to the bus. 

Cam was benched for the first series of the game on Sunday as punishment.

After the game, Cam explained, "I didn't follow dress code, and Coach told me I wasn't going to start. I stand by his decision."

Cam said he had neckties available -- but the reason he didn't rock one? He didn't feel it went with his outfit.

Matt Barnes I Didn't Choke Anyone I Was Attacked & Defended Myself

12/5/2016 8:28 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1205-matt-barnes-TMZ-01Matt Barnes is adamant he did NOT start the brawl in an NYC club Monday morning -- insisting all he did was DEFEND HIMSELF after he was attacked by a violent group in the VIP section.

A rep for the NBA star tells us ... Barnes was having a good time at Avenue Nightclub with his teammate, DeMarcus Cousins, when he went to sit at his VIP booth and accidentally "butt bumped" a woman who was at the next booth over.

Barnes claims the woman reacted by slapping him in the face, hard -- and that's when all hell broke loose. 

Barnes claims the woman's crew -- which included several men -- jumped in and began to get violent. Barnes was knocked to the ground in the melee and one of the men began to choke him. 

We're told Barnes got physical in an effort to protect himself. Cousins also jumped in to defend Barnes. In footage shot moments after the fight, Cousins references Barnes getting choked

Barnes feels he's the victim in the incident -- and is even taking pictures of his injuries which he believes backs his side of the story. 

We spoke with  Barnes' attorney Alex Spiro who tells us, "We do not believe a crime was committed and are hopeful no charges will be pressed."

He also added, "we are cooperating fully with authorities."

Doc Rivers I Deserved Ejection Shouldn't Have Acted Like That

12/5/2016 7:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Doc Rivers knows he crossed a line when he LOST HIS MIND on an NBA ref Tuesday night -- saying plain and simple ... he shouldn't have acted that way. 

The outburst went viral -- Clippers players had to restrain Doc from going after ref Ken Mauer when he was issued a technical foul for talking to another ref during the 1st overtime period against the Nets.  

"Yeah, you don't act like that," Doc told us at Catch in West Hollywood this weekend ... "You should get thrown out for that."

Don't worry ... Doc says he's cool with Mauer too -- calling him a good guy. 

There's more ... we also asked Rivers about certain NBA players saying they would boycott a White House championship visit during Trump's administration. It's clear he's NOT on board with that. 

'Sugar' Shane Mosley I'd Beat Conor McGregor's Ass Can't Hang with Real Boxers

12/5/2016 6:13 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Add another boxer to the list of people calling out Conor McGregor ... 

This time, it's "Sugar" Shane Mosley saying the UFC star wouldn't have a scintilla of a chance if the two stepped inside of a boxing ring. 

Mosley admits McGregor would have the upper hand in an MMA fight -- but Shane says he's too smart to put himself in that situation ... and knows exactly what happens when combat fighters try to expand outside of their sport. 

Fetty Wap Oakland Fire Reminds Me ... Young Artists Need Protection Too

12/5/2016 7:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Fetty Wap remembers his struggling days, and while he avoided tragedy like the Oakland fire -- he knows exactly how up and coming acts can fall victim to disastrous venues.

Fetty told us all the safety measures his crew takes when he performs -- he admits there are a lot because he has one eye. It's all good now, but he hasn't forgotten what it was like in his early days.

He has some advice for more established acts -- don't forget the little people on your way up the ladder. Clearly, the deadly fire during an EDM rave has him thinking. 

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