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NFL's Tarvaris Jackson I Have No Cash ... I Need a Public Defender

7/1/2016 7:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0701-tarvaris-jackson-getty-01NFL quarterback Tarvaris Jackson -- who reportedly made more than $13 MILLION during his 9 year career -- requested a public defender in his assault case ... claiming he has no cash to his name. 

It's all laid out in court docs obtained by TMZ Sports ... stemming from a June 24th incident in which the ex-Seahawks QB allegedly pulled a gun on his wife and threatened to shoot her. 

33-year-old Jackson was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and faces prison time if convicted -- but instead of locking up an expensive high powered attorney, Jackson requested a public defender ... which costs exactly $FREE-99. 

In the court docs, Jackson says he has no income, no savings, no banks accounts, stocks, etc ... all he owns is a $100,000 car. 

But the judge didn't buy TJ's broke claims -- denying his request for a free public defender -- essentially forcing the QB to pay for his own lawyer. 

By the way, the judge also ordered TJ to not drink ANY booze while out on bond and to stay away from all bars. He was also ordered to hand over all of his guns. 

Birdman Threatened Garment Guy Wants Respek ... Or He'll Sue

7/1/2016 7:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0701-birdman-TMZ-02Birdman demands respek from others, but isn't a giver ... so claims a guy who owns the now-famous phrase and is threatening a lawsuit.

A guy named JV, who owns a clothing company, got a trademark for the word "Respek" back in 2005 and has been hawking shirts and hats with the word for years.

0701-birdman-respek-hat-respek-wear-02JV is indignant that Bridman's rant, "Put some respek on it," has caught fire and the mogul has reportedly made hundreds of thousands of dollars selling jackets, shirts and other schmatas with the phrase.

JV's lawyer fired off a letter to Birdman, threatening to sue. In the letter, obtained by TMZ, the lawyer doesn't specifically ask Birdman to stop selling the items, but just says "call me."

Translation ... he wants a cut of the action.

Sophie Tweed-Simmons I’m Not Faking It In My Sexy Snapshots

7/1/2016 7:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Sophie Tweed-Simmons is scoffing at the haters who think her sultry lingerie shoot was photoshopped to a fare thee well.

The curvy daughter of Gene Simmons and ex-Playmate Shannon Tweed was out and about in Santa Monica Thursday and put her hips on display to prove her point.

Sophie says her "Adore Me" photos are the real deal.

sophie_tweed_simmons_subPeople thought that her butt had been plumped up. 

Judge for yourself ...

Dina Lohan Hell Week in Hospital Bed With Mystery Illness

7/1/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

063016-dina-lohan-tmzLindsay Lohan will have to celebrate her 30th birthday without Dina Lohan ... who's holed up in a hospital and doctors have no idea what's wrong with her.

Sources close to Dina tell us she was taken to the hospital last Friday after complaining about severe stomach pains. We know what you're thinking -- it wasn't gas.

Doctors couldn't diagnose that initial pain, and we're told now Dina's aches have moved to her back and neck ... and it's getting worse. She's had several MRIs and CAT scans, but doctors are still baffled and Dina's spent the last 6 nights in the hospital.

The family sent us a pic, and while she seems to be in decent spirits ... we're told Dina's upset about missing LiLo's bday party in Greece.

Docs are managing her pain with meds.

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UFC Champ Michael Bisping Brock Lesnar Will LOSE At UFC 200 ... BY KNOCKOUT

7/1/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

UFC champ Michael Bisping says Brock Lesnar is gonna get Debo'd at UFC 200 ... KNOCKED THE F*** OUT ... 'cause MB thinks Mark Hunt is too much for Lesnar to handle in his first fight back.

We got Michael out in L.A. and asked his opinion on the HUGE Lesnar vs. Hunt heavyweight throwdown at UFC 200 next weekend ... basically, who ya got?

If you thought Bisping was gonna give the PC toe-the-company-line answer on the biggest heavyweight fight of the year, you're DEAD WRONG.

Check out the clip -- Bisping confidently proclaims Hunt will knock out Lesnar ... while admitting there's a distinct possibility Lesnar takes Hunt to ground and beats his soul out of him.

Whatever happens ... we know one thing ... we wanna see it.

Amber Rose I Can't Hear You ... I've Got $20,000 In My Ears!!!

7/1/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

063016-amber-rose-earrings-tmzAmber Rose just dropped the kinda cash rappers blow on one night in a strip club but, with all due respect to strippers -- what she bought shines way more than ass. 

Amber went shopping for some new bling and decided on a baller pair of round diamond earrings from Eric the Jeweler. Eric -- who has also laced up Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown and French Montana -- tells us Amber went BIG for her first purchase from him. Each stud is 1.5 carats for a total price tag of $20k! 

Amber just settled her divorce with Wiz ... so she had a little extra pocket change. 

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Kendall Jenner I'm a WeHo Girl Now Thanks to Emily Blunt and John Krasinski

6/30/2016 2:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0630_kendall_house_launch_2Kendall Jenner is moving to the heart of West Hollywood ... right above the epicenter of the Sunset Strip ... TMZ has learned.

Our real estate spies tell us ... Kendall has just bought the home of Emily Blunt and John Krasinski for $6.5 million. It was listed for $6,950,000.

The house is in the Hollywood Hills, above the legendary Chateau Marmont hotel, where John Belushi died and hundreds of stars have stayed and partied.

The house is 4,800 square feet with 6 bedrooms, 5 baths, a pool and jetliner views.

The deal officially closes Friday morning. Kendall signed the final docs Wednesday in NYC.

Everyone's a celeb in this deal ... John and Emily were repped by super realtor Kurt Rappaport, and Kendall was repped by Farrah Aldjufrie.

Eddie George Herschel Walker Taught Me '2-Inch Punch' ... Demos On TMZ Photog!

6/30/2016 3:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Eddie George is trying to get on Bruce Lee's level ... 'cause he's mastereing the "2-inch punch" -- and tested it out on a TMZ photog! 

Here's the backstory ... George got an MMA tutorial from Herschel Walker in between takes at a "Heisman House" commercial shoot earlier this week. 

Walker worked on the technique with George ... and he was all excited to try it out when our photog inquired about it at LAX. 

FYI -- our photog fully consented!!! 

Meanwhile, here's Bruce doing the 1-inch version. 

#Amazing 

Disney star Debby Ryan Pleads No Contest in DUI Case

6/30/2016 1:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0630_debby-ryan_TMZDisney Channel superstar Debby Ryan is walking away from her DUI arrest without a day of jail time, but she'll be on probation for 3 years ... TMZ has learned. 

Debby pled no contest to reckless driving. In addition to the probation, she also must complete 3 months in a DUI program and perform community service.

We broke the story ... the star of  "Jessie" was arrested in April for drunk driving after slamming her Audi into a Mercedes. During Thursday's hearing in L.A. Debby got 2 misdemeanor DUI counts dismissed in exchange for her plea.

It's a good deal for Debby, but not uncommon for first time DUI offenders.

She has to make another court appearance in September to determine how much she owes for the damaged Mercedes. 

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O.J. Simpson Man Convicted In Missing Heisman Caper

6/30/2016 12:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0630_oj_simpson_heisman-trophy-tmz-sports-1The man who contacted USC claiming he had the school's copy of O.J. Simpson's Heisman Trophy has been sentenced in the missing Heisman caper ... and will NOT do any jail time. 

The story is bizarre ... Lewis Starks had claimed he bartered for the trophy after it was stolen from Heritage Hall at USC back in 1994. 

(FYI, both the player and the school get a trophy to display. O.J.'s trophy was reportedly purchased by a private collector in 1999.) 

Starks was adamant he was NOT the guy who broke the case and made off with the statue -- but says he later traded it in exchange for a Honda Accord and $500 cash. 

He contacted USC about the trophy in 2014 -- which sparked a police investigation. He was later charged with receiving stolen property

Now, we've learned he copped a deal with prosecutors -- pleading no contest to receiving stolen property ... and in exchange he was sentenced to 3 years probation. 

Case closed. 

J.R. Smith My Wife Loves My Body ... Rockin' My Tatted Tee!

6/30/2016 11:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

063016-jr-smith-tmz-sportsEveryone seems to love the J.R. Smith tatted tee shirts ... including his own wife -- who rocked J.R.'s body to a prestigious golf course in Ohio Thursday. 

J.R. and Jewel hit up Firestone Country Club in Akron, OH today -- each wearing J.R. Smith-inspired outfits from Fresh Brewed Tees

J.R. sported the "J.R. For President" tee -- we're guessing it was inspired by the fact President Obama told him to put a shirt on after the Cavs won the NBA Championship.

Hail to the chief ... 

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John Cena's Crazy Plaid Suit Dope ... Or Nah?

6/30/2016 11:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

John Cena's known to be a pretty stylish guy ... but did he push the envelope too damn far with this tight plaid purple suit???

The WWE superstar was walking through LAX -- and EVERYONE noticed him ... 'cause you can't really miss this outfit. 

So ... 

Nick Young Baby Mama in Iggy Drama Sells Story

6/30/2016 9:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0630-nick-young-keonna-iggy-tmz-twitter-04Nick Young's baby mama is anything but ashamed for being the alleged "other woman" in his relationship with Iggy Azalea ... she's already sold her story, TMZ has learned.

Keonna Green is pregnant again with Nick's kid, if you believe some of the stories that have been posted. It's unclear if she's one of the women allegedly skulking into and out of the home Nick shared with Iggy, but apparently she will talk about it ... for a price.

Green hired a lawyer to shop her story, and someone bit and apparently bit hard.

Any media outlet interested in getting Green's story gets this back from her lawyer ... "Due to an exclusive deal with another media outlet, Keonna and I cannot comment on the validity of any of the [allegations]."

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