TMZ

TMZ SPORTS

  • FS1
    M-T-Th-F:
    9:00 PM PST

    W:
    9:30 PM PST

Wayne Rooney Touches Down in D.C.

5/23/2018 6:47 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

He's heeeeeere!!

Wayne Rooney -- one of the most famous soccer players on the planet -- has touched down in Washington D.C. to discuss an MLS contract with D.C. United. 

The 32-year-old British superstar -- who currently plays for Everton -- didn't say much when he landed at Reagan Airport on Wednesday ... but people are expecting him make a lot of noise if he does get a deal done. 

Rooney's reportedly very close to signing on the dotted line -- with the Washington Post reporting he's already begun house hunting. 

Not everyone is stoked about Rooney coming to MLS ... Alexi Lalas told us he thinks Wayne is washed up and won't move the needle

"He might fill some seats, but not that many seats."

Guess we'll find out soon enough ... 

Offset Cardi Was Right ... I Crashed 'Cause of a Crackhead

5/23/2018 4:29 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Offset is back on his feet and looking healthy after getting into a nasty crash last week -- one he says he got into due to a "crackhead" he almost hit on the road.

We got the Migos rapper Thursday in Bev Hills, where he thanked God his injuries from his nasty car crash last week weren't worse -- though they were kinda bad. He even says the big man upstairs was the good Samaritan who allegedly took him to the hospital. 

Yeah, we're not sure what he means either. One thing we are sure of ... Offset won't face more questions about the crash, not from cops, anyway. 

There's also this ... our guy asked if a since-deleted tweet from his fiancee, Cardi B, claiming he swerved to dodge a crackhead was true. Sounds like it is.

Jaden Smith Sending More Clean Water to Flint

5/23/2018 5:12 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jaden Smith's mission to send clean water to Flint, Michigan schools is still full steam ahead.

We got Jaden in Calabasas on Wednesday, and got an update on the Flint water crisis. ICYMI ... Jaden and his famous dad's eco-friendly water company, JUST, announced back in March it would donate clean H2O until the lead levels are safe.

JUST has already donated well over 9,000 bottles so far, but Jaden told us they're work is far from done.

On a totally different, but pretty awesome note -- shortly after we ran into Jaden, Will Smith dropped a little preview of new music he's recording. He says he's "just warmin up." Welcome back, Big Willie! 

Scott Baio Sexual Assault Case D.A. Believes Nicole Eggert ... But, Baio Won't Be Prosecuted

5/23/2018 3:25 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Scott Baio will not be prosecuted for allegedly sexually assaulting Nicole Eggert during the run of "Charles in Charge," but we've learned the D.A. found her credible.

Sources familiar with the case tell us on Wednesday Nicole met the L.A. County Deputy D.A., who is reviewing the case. Our sources say the D.A. found Nicole's allegations "credible." As we reported, Eggert claimed Baio repeatedly molested her between ages 14 and 18. Baio insists they had sex only once ... when she was 18.

Our sources say the D.A. called the case "potentially prosecutable" ... were it not for the statute of limitations.

Under current law there's no statute of limitations if an adult sexually assaults a minor. But, when the alleged assaults occurred in the '80s, the statute of limitations was 3 years, which means it has long since run out.

There's an argument that old cases could still be prosecuted if the statute hadn't run when the law changed, but in this case the statute ran before the law changed, so case closed.

Eggert tells TMZ, "I always knew this case was beyond statutes of limitations and unfortunately the DA would not be able to prosecute Scott Baio. However I also knew the importance of laying the groundwork for any future victims of Baio's that may come forward and to warn parents who might unknowingly allow their children to be alone with this molester." 

She goes on ... "I could no longer keep up the lie he conditioned me into and felt it a Mother's responsibility to put the truth out there."

Baio had no comment. 

'Buckwild' Star Busted on VA Drug Charges in FL

5/23/2018 3:16 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Some familiar, and still bad news for ex-"Buckwild" star Salwa Amin -- she got locked up Wednesday on a warrant for drug charges ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us Amin was arrested in Orange County, FL on a warrant out of Virginia. According to her booking information ... she's facing multiple charges, including conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and possession of cannabis with intent to distribute. 

She's been down this road before -- most notably in 2013 when she was arrested on similar drug charges, re-arrested in that same case and eventually sentenced to rehab and jail.

Nicole Eggert Ordered to Stop Harassing Scott Baio Fan

5/23/2018 4:23 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

6:30 PM PT -- Eggert tells us, "Myself and my supporters have been continually attacked by Jorges, a paid internet troll hired by the Baios, to the point that she has contacted people in real life and tried to have them fired for supporting me. We have record of all of it. She seems to suffer from mental illness as she has already admitted to "stalking" me.

A source close to Eggert tells us in a tweet that mentioned Baio's wife, Jorges allegedly said, "Yes ... I am stalking Nicole Eggert. We have to take it upon ourselves to spread the truth. Because y'all have no clue what so ever what that means. LIAR QUEENS. Full admission! all liars, like Nicole! Scum."

Nicole Eggert's been ordered to stay the hell away from a Scott Baio fan alleging Nicole trolled her on social media ... and to immediately stop harassing her. 

The woman -- Kimberly Jorges -- got a restraining order against Nicole ... this according to new legal docs obtained by TMZ. We've learned the fan claims Nicole urged her 70k Twitter followers bombard the fan's employer with phone calls. We're told the fan and Nicole had been going at it for a while before Nicole allegedly posted the name of the fan's employer.

The fan was a staunch supporter of Baio's and threw shade on Nicole and her claims he sexually abused her during the run of "Charles in Charge."

The restraining order comes on the same day TMZ broke the story that the D.A. found Nicole's claim Scott sexually assaulted her as credible. The D.A. called the case "potentially prosecutable" were it not for the statute of limitations, so the case will not be filed. 

'Bachelor' Stars Arie & Lauren B. Couples That Talk Alike Stay Together

5/23/2018 2:44 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

'Bachelor' stars Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham have been together long enough they're now answering questions almost exactly the same ... call it creepy cute.

We got Arie and Lauren on Wednesday leaving "The View" in NYC where they posed for pics with fans. Our guy asked the million dollar question -- will they watch Becca Kufrin's upcoming 'Bachelorette' season?

You'll recall Arie became public enemy No. 1 after blindsiding Becca and dumping her for Lauren ... in the cringeworthy 'Bachelor' finale. Watch ... Arie and Lauren were either coached on how to answer, or they're just starting to talk alike.

Btw ... Arie and Lauren are tying the knot Jan. 12 in Hawaii, a full year after meeting on 'Bachelor.' They made the announcement 5 days before Becca's premiere.

Stealing thunder, table for 2?

Paige VanZant Yep, I Got a Boob Job ... So What?!

5/23/2018 1:45 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Paige VanZant tells TMZ Sports ... the boob job rumors are true -- and it's really no big deal. 

The UFC star's chest has been the topic of some Internet debate recently ... even Michael Bisping weighed in on the issue on a podcast. 

Now, Paige wants to set the record straight once and for all ... telling us, "Yep, I did get a boob job."

She continued, "I'm a girl and always wanted my own boobs. They never came so I bought them."

So, how will the new additions affect her day job? They really shouldn't ...  

However, there was a fighter, Pearl Gonzalez, who was temporarily stopped from competing in New York in 2017 because of breast implants ... but the NY State Athletic Commission later cleared her to fight. 

Michael Rotondo Evicted 30-Yr-Old Says My Parents Are Not Good People

5/23/2018 1:21 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Michael Rotondo, the 30-year-old man whose mom and dad sued to get him booted from their home, claims he'll gladly leave ... eventually ... but he definitely won't forgive his folks.

Rotondo was on "TMZ Live" talking about the court case he lost. The judge sided with his parents and told the grown-ass man -- who doesn't pay rent -- he needed to heed his parents' eviction notice. He says he plans to appeal and, for now, he's still living with them.

He told us nothing's changed in the house, as far as his relationship with his parents -- icy cold as ever. But he really unloaded on them when we asked if he thinks his parents are good people.

As for getting the hell outta Dodge, getting a j-o-b, and getting his own place? Rotondo says he's got a game plan ... although we doubt his parents will like his timeline.

BTW, his Skype signal crapped out right in the middle of our interview, so we finished up by phone. Insert your own "cost of wifi" joke here.

Britney Spears Forget More Support!!! It Was K-Fed's Idea to Have More Kids

5/23/2018 10:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kevin Federline made his own bed when he decided to have more children after divorcing Britney Spears, and it's not her problem that he's now strapped for cash and seeking more child support ... sources close to Britney tell TMZ.

K-Fed has asked a judge to up his $20,000 a month child support payment he gets from Britney, claiming their 2 kids enjoy a lavish lifestyle with her and all he can provide them with is a lifestyle that is relatively meager. He claims the kids go on 5-star vacations, they have every toy imaginable, a lighted tennis court, all because he claims she makes $34 million a year, while he only pulls in $3k a month.

One Britney source with direct knowledge of the situation tells TMZ, "Britney spends no more on the boys than he does. He's barely getting by because he has to support 3 additional kids and his wife and himself on funds Brit gives him for their 2 kids."

The source goes on, "The law is that both parents are to contribute to their children's support. Where is his contribution?"

Federline says his expenses are around $23,000 a month. So, when you add up his earnings and Britney's $20k a month, he currently breaks even.

Offset No Charges In ATL Car Crash Case

5/23/2018 1:07 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Offset isn't going to have to answer for what led up to a nasty car crash he was in last week, or why he left the scene -- 'cause cops aren't pursuing it ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us the investigation into a wreck Offset was involved in -- which sent him to the hospital -- is officially closed, and no charges will be filed.

We're told the matter will be treated as an abandoned/recovered vehicle case, with only a tree being hit and nobody else other than Offset being hurt or injured. Of course, Offset posted multiple gruesome photos of the aftermath ... they were gnarly, to say the least.

As we reported ... police initially wanted to know why Offset had left the scene. There were no victims, witnesses or damage to other vehicles, but cops still wanted to talk to him to see if anyone else was there. He was never ID'd as the driver, BTW.

The whole thing's moot now, though ... case closed.

Richie Incognito Victim's Blow-By-Blow 'I Knew Something Was Off'

5/23/2018 11:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The man who was attacked by Richie Incognito tells TMZ Sports he isn't mad at the NFL star -- he just wants the guy to get help. 

We spoke with Mark ... who tells us he was working out in a turf area in the outside area of his gym in Florida when Richie came out and started acting in a bizarre and erratic way. 

Mark says Incognito was rapidly switching between exercises with no real plan and then "went to the boxing mannequin and tore it off its pedestal."

Richie then started cutting off Mark while he was jogging in the area ... and when Mark called him out, Richie pegged him with a tennis ball. 

Mark says Richie grabbed a sled and "tried to run me over" and then grabbed a dumbbell and launched it at him. 

That's when Mark called 911 -- and Richie accused him of working for the government. 

Cops arrived and put Incognito in handcuffs before placing him on an involuntary psychiatric hold

Mark tells us he doesn't want to press charges -- he just wants Richie to get the help he needs.

Van Lathan Schools Josh Denny on N-Word After 'Straight White Male' Controversy

5/23/2018 10:55 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Comedian and Food Network host Josh Denny has come under fire for his recent comment that "'Straight White Male' has become this century's N-Word," and his convo with TMZ's Van Lathan only added fuel ... when Denny used the racial slur multiple times.

Josh was a guest on Van's 'The Red Pill' podcast this week to discuss the controversy, but got off to a rocky start by saying the n-word. Despite Van asking him to refrain from using it, Denny launched into a story about his dad telling a racist joke and said it again ... 3 times!!!

Check it out -- Van shuts Josh down for dropping the n-bomb by explaining how it disregards and disrespects his wishes ... and the 2 have to build trust in order to make progress.

You can check out Van's full interview with Josh below, and listen to 'The Red Pill' podcast weekly on SoundCloud.

Around the Web