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Johnny Manziel No Bachelor Party for Me ... I'm Focused on an NFL Comeback!!

4/29/2017 9:44 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Johnny Manziel says there will be no raging bachelor party in Vegas -- or anywhere else for that matter -- before he gets married ... because he's dead serious about returning to the NFL.

We got Manziel leaving Delilah in WeHo ... he tells us his wedding to Bre Tiesi will probably go down next year, but he's not down with a bachelor party. Hard to tell if his boys are cool with that or not, though.

As we've been reporting for months ... Johnny insists he's a changed man and left his partying past behind to get himself back to being a world-class athlete.

We've seen Manziel out a lot lately, and he's been in great spirits and always seems totally sober. Sources close to him tell us he's focused on training every day ... which he confirms with us.

As for the NFL ... Johhny gives mad props to Myles Garrett, who just went #1 in the draft to his former team -- the Cleveland Browns.

He thinks he'll do wonders for 'em ... we all know they need it.

Sterling K. Brown L.A. Riots Woke Us Up, But ... We Have a Long Way to Go

4/29/2017 8:08 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Sterling K. Brown thinks we've made progress in the 25 years since the L.A. riots ... but there are still huge problems we can't ignore.

We got the "This is Us" and "The People vs. O.J. Simpson" star out in Bev Hills, and he says one of the biggest differences between then and now ... people actually believe there's a problem.

As you know, today marks the 25th anniversary since the not guilty verdicts in the Rodney King LAPD police officer trial, which almost immediately triggered the riots.

Fyre Festival Cofounder We Were Screwed from Day 1 ... But We'll Make Up for It!!

4/29/2017 6:54 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The cofounder of Ja Rule's disastrous Fyre Festival has lots of excuses as to why the event advertised as a luxury experience turned into what looked like a refugee camp.

Billy McFarland tells us his team was in over their heads from the get-go, but things were exacerbated by a mega-storm days before the festival.

Check out the video and see if you buy it. He explains the tents that were ready to go were blown over by the storm, and their only option was pitching disaster relief tents.

What doesn't make sense ... why was the gourmet food 2 slices of bread and 2 slices of cheese?

He does promise a make-good. Refunds for all and a free concert next year.

YG 'Meet the Flockers' Song Inspired L.A. Burglars to Hit Homes

4/29/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The LAPD brass is furious at rapper YG for a song that inspired at least 3 guys to burglarize a number of homes in the L.A. area.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... the 3 guys -- 2 of whom are 18 and one 19 -- committed burglaries in the San Fernando Valley recently and were arrested this week after one of the heists.

Each guy was interviewed by LAPD detectives and each one told cops they got the idea to burglarize homes by listening to YG's song, "Meet the Flockers."

The lyrics certainly sound like a road map. For example ...

First, you find a house and scope it out
Find a Chinese neighborhood, cause they don't believe in bank accounts
Second, you find a crew and a driver, someone who ring the doorbell
And someone that ain't scared to do what it do

Some members of the brass and many LAPD detectives are incensed at YG, saying the song is irresponsible. 

Some YG fans have created their own music videos of the song, mimicking what would-be burglars should do.

'Miracle' Star Michael Mantenuto Fought ISIS During Final Army Mission ... 'Something Happened Over There'

4/29/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE


Michael Mantenuto
 jumped from playing an American hero in a movie to being one in real life -- fighting ISIS with the Green Berets during his final year in the Army.

Michael played Jack O'Callahan in Disney's "Miracle" before leaving Hollywood to join the Army in 2010. We did some digging and found out he was deployed last year for Operation Inherent Resolve ... which took on ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

As we reported ... 35-year-old Michael committed suicide earlier this week. The coroner in Des Moines, WA says he shot himself while sitting in his car.

Sources close to Michael tell us he was different when he returned from action -- "Something happened over there. He saw something."

The actor-turned-soldier excelled in the military. He was a Communications Sergeant with the elite 1st Special Forces Group -- the Green Berets -- and earned several commendations including the Achievement Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters and a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

The Army is running its own investigation into Sgt. Mantenuto's death.

NeNe Leakes Close to Signing 'RHOA' Deal And Spinning Another

4/29/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

NeNe Leakes is inching closer to striking a deal for her return to "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" ... and it might lead to a starring role on a new show.

Sources close to production tell us ... NeNe's ready to come back for season 10 of 'RHOA' but hasn't signed the paperwork yet. We're told Bravo's trying to sweeten the deal by working with her on a spin-off ... à la Kim Zolciak's "Don't Be Tardy."

There's also the matter of money. We know NeNe wants to be paid as much as, if not more than, Kim. Our sources say Leakes will only return to 'RHOA' as a part-time cast member. Once again ... just like Kim.

Season 10 is about to be amazing.

NFL's Randy Gregory Fails 7th Drug Test ... Friends Concerned

4/29/2017 12:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory has failed another NFL drug test -- his 7th that we know about -- and his friends are deeply concerned for his well-being.

TMZ Sports spoke with multiple people with direct knowledge of the situation who confirmed Randy was tested on Feb. 21 and was informed on March 2 that his specimen came up positive for weed.

We're told Gregory has since blown off the NFL officials who tried to discuss the situation with him and people connected to Gregory tell us it appears his NFL career might be over.

Gregory was drafted by the Cowboys in the 2nd round of the 2015 NFL Draft -- after emerging as one of the best college players in the country during his time at the University of Nebraska.

Gregory is currently serving a suspension for a prior failed drug test and will miss the entire 2017 season. It's unclear how this new failed test will affect his status.

Sources close to Gregory tell us he's drifted from football. We reached out to Gregory's listed agent, Deryk Gilmore, who says he no longer represents Randy. Attempts to reach Gregory himself were unsuccessful.

We reached out to the NFL but haven't heard back.

Jimmy John's Cashier Dude Who Robbed Me's a Bitch! Gun Didn't Scare Me

4/29/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The Jimmy John's cashier who didn't flinch when a robber put a gun in his face has a simple explanation for his cool reaction -- dude seemed like a total rookie.

We spoke to Tuker Murray -- Assistant GM at the Kansas City, MO shop, and he told us he never feared for his life, despite staring down the barrel of the handgun. Surveillance video of the Wednesday night confrontation went viral when KCPD released it.

Tuker says there was nothing intimidating about the perp. And get this ... when we told him the gun had actually jammed (you can see it in the video), he said his response would have been even ballsier.

The suspect, 54-year-old Terry Rayford, got away with $280. He's since been caught, and turns out he wasn't a rook at all.

MLB Great Tim Hudson My Son Isn't Allowed To Pitch ... My Wife Won't Let Him

4/29/2017 12:05 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Hope ex-MLB pitcher Tim Hudson doesn't have dreams of watching his son strike out major leaguers like he used to, cause his wife made it clear to TMZ Sports, SHE AIN'T HAVING IT.

Tim and the fam were out at The Ivy when we asked the brood if there were any future baseball players in the bunch ... to which Tim said yes, and pointed to his son, 12-year-old Kade.

Hudson told us Kade was a catcher for now and wasn't pitching "yet," and that's when wife Kim jumped in and said "yet" is a day that will NEVER come, 'cause she can't go through loving another hurler.

Very clear who wears the baseball pants in the family now.

'Vanderpump Rules' Scheana Shay Divorce Finalized She's Paying Ex $50k

4/28/2017 5:14 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Vanderpump Rules" star Scheana Shay and her now ex-husband finalized their divorce, and she's the one who will have to shell out a chunk of cash.

Here's what she gets to keep:

- 2016 Ford Explorer, with a $49k note 
- '09 Nissan worth $19k
- bank account with $1k in it
- a retirement fund worth $31k

Mike Shay gets to keep an '05 GMC Sierra, and Scheana has to fork over the $50k to balance out their assets.

Scheana filed for divorce in November simultaneously cutting Mike off from their credit cards because she feared he'd fallen off the wagon and cleaned out their bank account.

Chris Soules Lawyers Gunning for Media In Fatal Car Crash Case

4/28/2017 4:42 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chris Soules' lawyers are going after the Sheriff's Dept. and prosecutors, clearly trying to establish they're in bed with the media by leaking damaging information about Chris that could affect his right to a fair trial.

Lawyers for "The Bachelor" star have just filed legal docs looking to find all contact the Sheriffs, prosecutors and other law enforcement agencies involved in the case had with the media. The lawyers want text messages, emails, electronic log books (presumably this includes cell phone calls), journals and appointments between law enforcement and the media.

The docs also ask for any evidence that payment was offered to members of law enforcement for interviews or statements.

The lawyers are demanding law enforcement preserve all these records, presumably so they can be inspected.

As for why ... several reasons. First, Soules' lawyers have already complained media coverage has tainted the case and inaccurately portrayed their client's actions the night of the fatal crash.

There's another reason ... the lawyers may well try and make a case that prosecuting Soules is more about a publicity grab than justice.

DMX Checks into Rehab

4/28/2017 3:36 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

DMX is getting help at a rehab facility ... TMZ has learned ... on the heels of postponing concert dates.

Sources connected with DMX tell us he checked himself in Thursday night at a treatment center in Southern California. We're told X went voluntarily, but his manager, Pat Gallo, and ex-wife, Tashera Simmons, had encouraged the move.

The rapper has been to rehab before while battling substance abuse issues for years.

As we first reported, X had to cancel 3 shows this week due to what his rep called a "medical emergency." We're told he flew to Cali to get help because he felt he was "moving to a dark place" and wanted to make sure he stayed on the right path.

Sources at DMX's show in Brooklyn last week tell us he was drinking heavily beforehand.

In a statement, Gallo apologized to X's fans for the postponed shows, and says, "It is important right now that he take some time off to focus on his health so that he can be a better father, friend and entertainer."

He added, "We are eternally grateful for the outpouring of concern and support that has poured in. We ask that you please keep X in your prayers as he embraces your support."

Hulk Hogan I Keep All My Used Bandanas ... Seriously!

4/28/2017 3:12 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Hulk Hogan says he's saved almost ALL of the iconic bandanas he's rocked over the years -- hundreds of them -- and he's even got a favorite!!

The pro wrestling legend was at LAX with his BFF, Jimmy "Mouth of the South" Hart -- when he told us why he saves his headgear.

There's more ... Hulk also says he REALLY wants his daughter, Brooke, to pop out some kids so he and Jimmy can co-manage their pro wrestling careers!

Whatcha gonna do brother, when Hulks GRANDKIDS run wild over you?! 

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