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BET Awards Weekend LAPD On Alert for Sizzurp Sippin'

6/25/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0624_lapd_training-for-lean_composite_gettyThe LAPD officers just got schooled on sizzurp, aka lean ... but the department swears there's nothing racial about it.

Law enforcement sources tell us LAPD brass has held meetings with cops to go over the basics when it comes to codeine. We're told they've been briefed on how users mix the syrup, how it looks, smells and most importantly ... to be on the lookout for double cups. 

The brass insisted it has nothing to do with this weekend's BET Awards show ... which will draw scores of rappers. They say cops will not specially hunt for double cups ... but officers will arrest anyone if they happen to notice during normal patrol.

Interestingly ... one of the LAPD divisions where a meeting was held was near the BET venue in downtown L.A. But the Hollywood Division didn't have such a meeting, and that's where lots of the after-parties will go down. We're told Hollywood cops already know what's up.

Nick Lachey Plunks Down $4.15M For Jenni Rivera's Old Crib

6/25/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Nick Lachey's all about Encino, man ... he dropped millions for a new crib just days after unloading a pad in the same neighborhood.

Lachey forked over $4.15 million for the 7 bedroom, 10 bath home that belonged to the late Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera. Nick and wife Vanessa will have plenty of room to spread out ... nearly 10,000 square feet on 4 acres. 

Lucky for Nick, he had some cash on hand after selling his old crib for $3.995 million earlier this month.

Farrah Aldjufrie from The Agency sealed the deal for Nick. The agent for Jenny's estate was Sebastian Wolski, managing partner of the Ryan Serhant Team Los Angeles. 

And how's this for a nice touch ... Nick and Vanessa wrote a letter to Rivera's family, thanking them for the home.

Herschel Walker Blackballed By Trump Haters ... Axed From Speaking Events

6/25/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Herschel Walker says he's paying the price for supporting Donald Trump -- telling TMZ Sports he's been dropped from multiple speaking engagements for publicly backing the GOP candidate. 

Walker was one of Trump's first big celebrity endorsers -- praising his former "Celebrity Apprentice" boss as a brilliant man who will truly make America great again. 

But after he went public, Walker says he started getting axed from speaking gigs -- most recently getting canceled from an event in California because organizers were afraid Walker would attract anti-Trump protesters. 

Walker wouldn't name the groups who 86'd him -- but says it's happened at least 3 times in various states. 

In fact, he spoke about the situation this week on the "TMZ Sports" TV show on FS1. 

Despite the backlash, Walker says he will NOT stop supporting Trump -- insisting he's the best man for the job. 

Team USA's Christen Press I Love My Nude Pics ... But I Ain't Doing Playboy!

6/25/2016 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Team USA soccer goddess Christen Press says she LOVES the way her nude pics turned out in ESPN's Body Issue -- but says her bun-bearing days are over ... even if Playboy calls.

We got the World Cup champ out at LAX -- where she told us why she decided to bare all for the mag. 

Everyone is raving about Christen's physique -- and the pictures spread on social media like wildfire. So, we had to ask ... what did your parents think?

Check out the video -- Christen's super nice and super honest ... and super hot. 

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NFL's Pouncey Bros Miami Strippers CRUSH Pittsburgh ... Here's Why

6/25/2016 12:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Anyone debating the quality of booty clubs in Miami & Pittsburgh LISTEN UP ... the NFL's Pouncey Twins are about to tell you why ass shakers in south Florida SLAY the girls in Steel City.

We got Maurkice and Mike out at LAX and asked the pair which city had a leg up (or two) as far as the beautiful ladies of the pole & and stage are concerned.

Remember ... Maurkice plays in Pittsburgh, and Mike balls down in Miami -- so we're thinking these two might have a little insight on how things go down.

The twins don't hesitate in tapping Miami as the go-to spot for twerk art ... but the reason why will leave you saying "Hey, that makes a lot of sense."

BTW -- The guys say they weren't aware they'd flown into L.A. on the greatest strip club weekend of the year ... but when we told them they had ... they didn't complain about it.

Frances Bean Cobain Divorce Cops On Guard for Violence While She Moves Out

6/24/2016 1:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0624-frances-cobain-moving-outside-house-TMZ-02LAPD officers are outside Frances Bean Cobain's home to make sure things don't get physical with her estranged husband as she moves out her stuff ... TMZ has learned.

Frances is outside the West Hollywood pad while her team removes her property. As we first reported ... Frances filed to divorce Isaiah Silva in March ... after less than 2 years of marriage.

Law enforcement sources tell us cops got a call to "keep the peace" because of a prior incident. We're told things allegedly got heated when Frances' people started the move earlier this month.

So far ... all quiet on the western front.

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Samantha Ronson Sorry, Lindsay Lohan ... No Wedding DJ Discounts

6/24/2016 2:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Lindsay Lohan better have deep pockets if she wants her ex-gf, Samantha Ronson, to DJ for her upcoming nuptials.

We got Sam at LAX and asked if she'd hit the decks at Lindsay's wedding. She hesitated at first, but then broke it down for LiLo -- who is apparently no longer in the friends and family category.

NBA's David Lee Dirk Ain't Leaving the Mavs ... He Loves Dallas Too Much

6/24/2016 12:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Good news for Mavs fans ... David Lee tells TMZ Sports he doesn't believe Dirk Nowitzki will leave Dallas for greener pastures ... despite the fact Dirk just opted out of his contract. 

Instead of signing his option and returning to make $8.7 mil next season -- Dirk opted out and will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st. There are rumors he's considering going to the Golden State Warriors

So, when we saw Dirk's Mavs teammate, David Lee, out in L.A. Friday -- we had to ask for his thoughts. 

Lee gives a pretty compelling reason for why he thinks Dirk will be back in Big D next season. 

Seems it's now up to Mark Cuban to produce the check ... stay tuned. 

Chris Brown's Manager I Didn't Steal and ... Oops, You Forgot to Fire Me!

6/24/2016 12:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0624-chris-brown-tmzChris Brown's manager made good on his threat to add defamation to his lawsuit against Brown, and says there's no way he could have stolen the singer's cheddar.

Hours after Brown posted 2 videos saying Mike G had been fired for stealing his money, the now estranged manager filed new legal docs. In the new lawsuit, he says he's never had access to Chris' money because another business manager is solely responsible for finances.

Even though in the videos, Chris says he'd canned Mike over the cash ... we're told Mike claims he never got a termination notice until AFTER he filed his lawsuit.

We broke the story ... Mike G's also suing for assault, battery, false imprisonment and breach of contract after what he says was a bloody beatdown by Chris

Mike's Lawyer, Patty Glaser, released this statement -- "Sadly, Chris Brown is once again lashing out against those who were closest to him and is refusing to accept responsibility for his actions. Making up false claims against Mike G to deflect attention away from his continued violent behavior is shameful. We are looking forward to our day in court when Chris Brown will be held accountable.”

Iggy Azalea Making a Not So Clean Getaway

6/24/2016 10:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Iggy Azalea boarded a flight at LAX ... and for some reason she looked like someone fleeing in disguise.

Less than a week after ending her engagement to Lakers star Nick Young ... Iggy pulled a ball cap down low over her face and strolled through the airport surrounded by her team. Of course, she was peppered with questions about the breakup ... and her face proves this one stings.

As we reported ... Iggy gave back the ring (which she'd have to do by law), but took back the classic Chevy Impala she gifted to Nick and said she was moving out of their house.

Something tells us zero hearts will be growing fonder during their absence from each other.

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BET Awards Weekend Strip Clubs Join Forces ... to Import Highest Quality Ass

6/24/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0623-launch-bet-strippers-instagram-02How's this for rapper's delight ... 2 elite strip clubs are flying in more than 50 of the nation's HOTTEST strippers to meet demand from thirsty ballers in L.A. for the BET Awards.

Ace of Diamonds L.A. and Crazy Girls have both jumped in on the action ... and sources tell TMZ the strip joints expect to haul in at least $500k ... thanks to a swarm of rappers who have expressed keen interest. 

Some of the heavy hitters include Currency, Tokyo, Henny, Mercedes Fox and Malani Ca$h ... just some of the most sought-after strippers headlining clubs in New York, Houston, Miami and Atlanta.

Get those bands ready.

NBA's Thon Maker No Draft Party for Me ... I'm All Business!

6/24/2016 6:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

NBA draft pick Thon Maker didn't need a college education to make a highly intelligent move Thursday night -- blowing off all the raging celebratory parties in NYC ... to focus on business! 

Thon was taken with #10 overall pick by the Milwaukee Bucks -- but after his name was called, the 19-year-old told TMZ Sports there was no way he was hitting the town ... he was hittin' the hay instead. 

"I'm going to sleep," Maker said ... "I got an early flight, I got practice tomorrow, and a press conference ... I'm going to sleep."

Pretty mature -- this guy really only 19?

John Elway Responds to Von Miller Photo Diss ... 'That's Too Bad'

6/24/2016 6:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

John Elway is finally responding to Von Miller's Instagram diss -- and he seems disappointed in the NFL superstar. 

Elway -- the Exec. VP and GM for the Broncos -- was leaving Craig's in L.A. Thursday night when we asked how he felt about Von cutting him out of a pic he took with Elway and other teammates at the White House earlier this month. 

Miller cut Elway out of the pic to show his displeasure with the Broncos 6-year, $114 million contract offer ($40 mil guaranteed) ... an offer Miller feels is WAY too low.  

Elway responded to the slight last night -- and it seems obvious their relationship is still icy as ever. 

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