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Bow Wow

I'm Selling My Spaceship on Wheels

about a minute ago BY TMZ STAFF

0902-bow-wow-instagram-01Bow Wow's selling a car that could easily have been part of the upcoming "Star Wars" flick.

It's a 2014 BMW i8. It could be yours for around $150k. As for why he's selling it, BW needs to make room in his garage for his brand new Range Rover Autobiography. 

The rapper shouldn't have much trouble unloading it ... it has an armor-plated plastic body, cool scissor doors, and it goes 0 to 60 in 3.6 secs. -- all that and it's a hybrid to boot.

And it comes with floor mats!


Mel Gibson

Cleared in Alleged Aussie Pap Attack

9/2/2015 9:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0902_mel_gibson_TMZMel Gibson did NOT rumble down under with a female photographer ... according to his attorney, who says cops have concluded the whole thing was BS.

Gibson's lawyer, Christopher Murphy, tells TMZ ... police investigated the claim made by the photog -- that Mel had shoved her in the back and spit on her during a tirade last week -- and found no evidence to support her story.

Murphy says police spoke with witnesses in the Sydney suburb where the incident allegedly went down, and also reviewed security camera footage.

Mel had denied any wrongdoing from the get-go, and Murphy says this proves ... "The story is a complete fabrication of the truth as stated previously."

Tori Spelling

Sues Benihana ...

I Got 3rd Degree Burns!!

9/2/2015 6:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0902_tori_spelling_benihana_tmz-2Tori Spelling wants to torch Benihana in court after getting burned so badly in one of the restaurants, she was hospitalized ... according to a new lawsuit.

Spelling says she was at a Benihana in Encino, CA in April when she slipped and fell ... receiving, "deep second and third degree burn injuries." She reportedly fell onto one of the hibachi grills.

In the lawsuit Spelling says she racked up medical expenses, "general damage" and wage loss ... although there's no mention of where she was employed. She's suing the Benihana corporation -- not just the Encino location.

Tori's alleged injuries were still obvious in these pics from July.


Ronda Rousey

Marine Corps Approved ...

Come Get Turnt At Our Ball!

9/2/2015 4:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0902-ronda-rousey-jarrod-haschert-TMZ_TWITTER-02Good news for the Marine who scored a date with Ronda Rousey -- U.S.M.C brass is totally cool with the UFC champ turning up at the party.

We spoke to the Corps about Ronda showing up on Lance Corporal Jarrod Haschert's arm for the December ball, 'cause let's face it ... they don't get MMA superstars at these things ever year.

Capt. Kendra Motz told TMZ Sports, "We welcome her to enjoy our ceremonies."

We broke the story ... Haschert made a viral video inviting Rousey, then we saw her out in L.A. and she accepted! Getting the Marines to sign off was the last hurdle.

Captain Motz added, "It's exciting for all of our guests. It's a time to educate them on our traditions."

In other words, bring your dancing shoes, Ronda -- the date is on!!


'Can't Buy Me Love' Star

Cause of Death

Massive Overdose

9/2/2015 3:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0902-amanda-peterson-GETTY-01Amanda Peterson -- who starred in "Can't Buy Me Love" died from an accidental overdose of a deadly combination of drugs.

The 43-year-old disappeared just before the 4th of July and her body was found on July 5th.

According to the Weld County Coroner in Colorado, Peterson had a variety of prescription drugs in her system, including benzodizepines (anti-anxiety meds), opiates and phenothiazines (an anti-psychotic medication).  She also had marijuana in her system. 

One of the drugs in her system -- Gabapentin -- was prescribed for pain and the medical examiner said she had 6 times the normal level in her system. 

The report says Peterson was "naive to opiates." 

The toxicology report says a week before her death she told someone she ingested  morphine medication she got from friends. The reports says she was self-medicating to control pain.

As for why she died, the report says it was because of a "morphine effect" ... which causes respiratory failure.


'Straight Outta Compton' Star

Wins Most Fiscally Responsible Actor Award

9/2/2015 2:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Aldis Hodge isn't letting his "Straight Outta Compton" success get outta control ... he still drives a Prius and puts money in the bank.

Hodge, who played MC Ren in the film, is like a walking 401k billboard.

Move over, Warren Buffett ... 

Robert Griffin III

On Will Smith's NFL Movie:

'It's Gonna Make People Mad'

9/2/2015 2:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Robert Griffin III is weighing in on the drama surrounding Will Smith's upcoming movie about the NFL and concussions ... saying he strongly believes the flick is going to piss a lot of people off. 

The movie, "Concussion," has been getting a lot of heat since the trailer dropped this week -- with some saying the movie is sensationalizing a non-issue ... and others saying it will blow the lid off the diabolical way the league has handled head injuries over the years. 

RG3 is an interesting person to ask considering he's currently sidelined due to a concussion he suffered during the NFL pre-season. 

So, how does RG3 feel? 

"I don't know what [the movie] is going to entail, but I'm sure it'll make a lot of people mad," Griffin says  ... "Show 'em what it's REALLY about to have those kind of injuries."

The movie is set to open in December -- should be interesting to see what happens. 

Sidenote -- check out the people lining up for pics with RG3. Seems he's still got some fans! 

Dwight Howard

Brings Loaded Gun to Airport

... Doesn't Get Arrested

9/2/2015 12:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0902-dwight-howard-TMZ-01Everyone knows you NEVER BRING A LOADED GUN TO AN AIRPORT ... everyone, except Dwight Howard apparently.  

TMZ Sports has learned the NBA superstar was stopped at George Bush Airport in Houston on August 28th ... when Dwight put his carry-on bag through the scanner, and a TSA agent noticed a LOADED GLOCK inside!!! 

Law enforcement sources tell us ... a further inspection revealed the gun -- a Glock 26 9mm -- was LOADED with one round in the chamber. 

We're told Dwight said he simply forgot the gun was in the bag. 

But multiple law enforcement sources tell us ... because it's Texas -- and they have looser gun laws than states like California -- Dwight was NOT ARRESTED. 

Cops were called to the scene, but we're told he was allowed to give the weapon to an associate who took the gun out of the airport.  

As for Dwight, once he was disarmed -- he was allowed to get back in the security line ... and boarded his plane as if nothing ever happened!   

The Houston Police Department tells us ... the District Attorney was aware of the case, but ultimately decided NOT to prosecute Howard. 


Rosie O'Donnell

I'm NOT Dating

Tatum O'Neal

9/2/2015 11:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0902-rosie-odonnell-tatum-oneal-TMZ-GETTY-01Rosie O'Donnell and Tatum O'Neal are NOT a couple ... so says Rosie.

A report Wednesday claimed the two had been dating for weeks, but that's just not the case. 

Rosie's rep tells TMZ ... Rosie and Tatum have been friends for several years and met in Chicago when they both were working on shows for OWN.

Rosie split with Michelle Rounds last November and Tatum recently said she was "dating mostly women."

Robert Griffin III

Fire Sale On Jerseys

... At D.C. Sports Stores

9/2/2015 10:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0902-rg3-jersey-tmzsportsFile Under: "You Know It's Over When ..." 

Check out the sale rack at City Sports in Washington D.C. -- slashing prices on RG3 jerseys ... days after he was benched in favor of Kirk Cousins. 

We're told the jerseys were originally on sale for $100 ... but after various markdowns, numerous sales associates tell us you can get yours for a cool $47.99 at any City Sports in the D.C. area. 

And that's not all ... Capitol Hill Sporting Goods tells us they're also hacking prices on RG3 jerseys. 

Question is ... have the low prices resulted in more sales?  

As one City Sports employee told us bluntly, "No. Not a single one."

Ronda Rousey's Marine


When He Learns She Accepts Date

9/2/2015 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Here's your feel good moment of the day ... when Lance Corporal Jarrod Haschert learned Ronda Rousey ACCEPTED his invite to the Marine Corps Ball ... and he was totally pumped!!! 

Haschert appeared on "TMZ on TV" Tuesday -- when Harvey broke the good news ... that Ronda saw his viral video invitation and thought he was cute! 

Check out the clip ... Haschert's reaction is awesome -- especially when we told him that Ronda wants him to find 3 dates for some of her friends.   


Manny Pacquiao

Will Retire Next Year

... Says Promoter Bob Arum

9/2/2015 7:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Manny Pacquiao's boxing career is on its last legs ... with his promoter saying the fighter will retire next year -- to focus on becoming President of the Philippines!  

Bob Arum was out at Craig's Tuesday night when he told us Manny is planning to fight again next year once he heals up -- but that's probably the very last bout for the 36-year-old.  

"He's gonna fight again next year but his goal is to become a senator in the Philippines, which he will be next year, and then to be president." 

Arum added, "I think Manny will retire once he's elected to the Senate of the Philippines which is next year ... he's gonna hang up the gloves."

Manny has been involved in politics for years in the Philippines -- and has been elected to Congress twice before. 

'Straight Outta Compton' Star

Disses Blake Griffin

... You're No Kobe!

9/2/2015 6:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ice Cube hates the Clippers ... and now, it's clear his movie star son feels the exact same way. 

O'Shea Jackson Jr. -- who played his dad in "Straight Outta Compton" -- was telling us why Kobe Bryant's shockingly low rating in NBA 2K16 is super disrespectful ... and to drive home his point, he opened fire on the Clippers.  

Even if the Lakers suck again, the Cube family has made it clear ... they're purple and gold for LIFE

Sorry Blake ... 

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