Dr. Dre is calling BS on Suge Knight for suggesting the good Doc asked Suge to come to the set to make peace with him.
Sources connected with Dre tell us ... he scoffed when he was told Suge is claiming Terry Carter -- the man he struck and killed -- was bringing Suge to the set because Dre wanted to end their beef.
TMZ broke the story ... less than an hour before the hit and run, Suge went to another set location but was thrown out by Dre's security. Sources connected with Suge say he got a call from Carter who said he had just spoken with Dre and the Beats mogul said he wanted Suge to return so he could make peace.
Our Dre sources say it never happened, and note it's pretty convenient the only other person who has first-hand knowledge is dead because Suge killed him.
As for why Dre and his people didn't want Suge around ... we're told it's because they view Suge as having a big fat target on his back. They say the shooting last Summer where Suge was hit 6 times is proof enough ... he has enemies, and Dre didn't want him and his people in the line of fire.
Best Prayer Service EVER!!!
1/31/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
DMX makes the fieriest of pastors look like boring insurance salesmen ... this is one for the ages.
It all went down in Las Vegas before a concert ... when 44-year-old DMX asked the man upstairs to prevent stabbings, shootings and fighting from ruining his gig.
You gotta watch the faces of his makeshift congregation. They are either deep in prayer or doing everything humanly possible not to bust up.
Please watch this video. It could save you.
Cleared for Takeoff
... After Punctured Lung Injury
1/31/2015 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chicago Bears fans can take a deep breath, 'cause Brandon Marshall's punctured lung is doing MUCH better ... so say his doctors who allowed the WR to begin flying again ... TMZ Sports has learned.
We broke the story ... Marshall had to miss a court-ordered deposition last month stemming from a case in which he's accused of attacking a woman outside of a NYC nightclub in 2012.
Marshall claimed doctors told him it was unsafe to fly since he had just suffered a punctured lung from a hit he took during a Thursday Night Football game.
But everything's been healing well ... and earlier this month, Marshall told the court he's been cleared for takeoff ... and was willing and able to attend a makeup depo on January 30th.
Sources tell us Marshall made his appointment and sat for a deposition without a hitch ... or a breathing issue.
In fact, now that he's got the green light to fly, Marshall's been traveling like crazy -- hitting PHX, CHI, NYC and L.A. in just the last few days.
NBA Star Iman Shumpert
Pedicures And Red Wine
... With Famous GF
1/31/2015 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Iman Shumpert's idea of the perfect date ... fermented grapes and nail polish ... 'cause TMZ Sports has learned the Cavs star took his GF -- rapper Teyana Taylor -- for pedicures and red wine!
The couple hit up Anthony Vince Salon Thursday night -- a high-end shop in a Cleveland suburb -- and they went all out ... sipping vino while getting pampered.
Our sources tell us Iman and Teyana got the "Spa Pedicure" ... complete with trimming, shaping, buffing, grooming, massaging ... with a hot towel wrap and choice of polish ... all for $32.
Sources inside say Iman was in such a good mood, he was singing out loud with the music on the speakers ... and at one point he was rocking out to JLo's "I'm Real."
Steelers Star Antonio Brown
Check Out My $600 Hat
Pharrell Ain't Got Nothin' On Me
1/31/2015 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Pharrell Williams has officially passed the wide brim hat torch to a guy who torches defenses ... Steelers star Antonio Brown tells TMZ Sports his fashion forward lid set him back over $600!
Brown is with the rest of the sports world at the Super Bowl in Arizona so when our camera guy ran into the always dapper Pro Bowler we had to ask ... dude, what's with the hat?
That's when Brown swagged us out a little bit, telling us that his fancy lid wasn't any regular dome-shielder ... this one put a $600 dent in his $42 million pockets.
One more thing ... we're not fashion experts ... and far be it for us to question a man's right to expression, but ...
We're pretty sure he's wearing the hat backwards.
'All About Sex' Bosses
Yeah, We're Gonna Need to
Get Back Those Vibrators
1/31/2015 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Taking your work home with you, when your work is sex toys ... is a major dil-don't -- a lesson the staff of TLC's "All About Sex" just learned.
Sources tell us producers got a huge box of vibrators delivered to their office 2 weeks ago in preparation for an upcoming episode -- but a day after the toys arrived ... they all vanished.
We're told producers had one not-so-mysterious explanation -- curious employees swiped 'em. So, bosses called a full staff meeting, and asked for the immediate return of the toys.
Imagine that awkward convo ... and even more awkward -- they got back 2 items! We're guessing/hoping the mini vibrator and kegel balls set we're unopened.
Anyway, watch the clip ... they made do with what they had, and the mini vibe (used or not) was a big hit. As for the future -- we're told producers are keeping all toys under lock and key.
Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao
... Fight Set
1/30/2015 5:02 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
6:27 PM PT -- A source involved in the negotiations tells TMZ Sports both fighters have agreed to fight and a date and location (Vegas) have already been set.
The source says the formal agreement has not been signed but everyone expects the signatures "soon." Negotiators are putting "finishing touches" on the deal.
Floyd Mayweather has agreed to fight Manny Pacquiao ... multiple sources tell TMZ Sports ... who say the two finally came to an agreement moments ago.
The two sides had been trying to hammer out a deal for a while to square off at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 2nd.
Manny had agreed to his contract weeks ago ... and it was all up to Floyd to sign on the dotted line.
But now, after meeting in person at the Miami Heat game earlier this week ... we're told it's a done deal .. and the two sides will make a formal announcement in the coming days.
Story developing ...
Hospitalized For Throat Tumor
1/30/2015 1:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Val Kilmer was rushed to a hospital this week after he began bleeding from the throat ... and we're told it's a throat tumor.
Law enforcement sources tell us paramedics rushed to his Malibu home Monday night after someone called 911 and reported the bleeding.
The "Top Gun" star was taken to UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Doctors performed surgery and he's currently recovering.
We're told family members have been upset because they feel Val has ignored the problem and allowed it to get worse.
In October Val was in small claims court over a dispute with his former landlord and he told the judge he was unable to speak because his tongue was swollen.
Kilmer was last seen in public at a Clippers game with his son Jack. Val had his neck covered during the game.
Iggy Lost Her Damn Mind ...
But I Forgive Her
1/30/2015 1:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Iggy Azalea did the damage ... but shoe mogul Steve Madden is trying to be the bigger man and move on from her Twitter rant against him.
Madden came on TMZ Live and chalked up Azalea's social media meltdown over a photo shoot for their joint footwear line ... to a lot of stress and youth.
He's trying to take the high road, but watch ... it's clear he was pissed about the attack -- but he also tells us about Iggy's apology.
Maybe time for Iggy to take T.I.'s advice? Steve addresses that too.
Beef Between Dre and Suge
Sparked Fatal Hit and Run
1/30/2015 11:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Suge Knight was lured into a trip to the Compton set that turned fatal, and the mission was to broker a peace accord between Suge and longtime rival Dr. Dre ... this according to sources connected to Suge.
Shortly before the collision, Suge had gone to another location where the commercial for "Straight Outta Compton" was being shot and got into a physical push and shove with Dr. Dre's security. Some off-duty officers saw the altercation and ordered Suge to leave.
Our Suge sources say a short time later Terry Carter called Suge and said he had contacted Dre and was told to bring Suge by the next location where they could work out their problems. Suge says he took Carter up on the offer, believing it would be a peaceful meeting, but when he arrived he got jumped before he even got out of his truck.
As we first reported ... it all ended with Suge running over Terry's head, killing him. Suge is now in a downtown L.A. jail after being arrested for murder. His bail is set at $2 million.
As you probably know, Dre and Suge owned Death Row Records but their partnership blew apart and Dre left the business and went to Interscope.
Suge's people say they can easily prove Terry called Suge but obviously there's only one person now who can recount the conversation.
Brad Pitt's My Homie
... I Love That Guy
1/30/2015 10:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Brad Pitt's got Drew Brees' stamp of approval -- with the New Orleans Saints QB telling TMZ Sports the guy's not only a solid friend ... but he's pretty damn accurate when it comes to tossing a beer.
Brees was out in Phoenix for an event to promote his Brees Dream foundation and the Super Service Challenge -- when he told us about his famous friendship with the movie star.
Clearly, the two share a strong bond with N.O. -- but Brees says the thing that sealed their friendship was the now famous Bourbon Street Beer Tossing incident back in May.
The two have been close ever since -- in fact, Brad defended Brees when the critics were ganging up on him over his slow start this season.
As for Drew, check out the clip below to hear more about the good work he's doing for charity.
Arrested for Murder
In Hit and Run
1/29/2015 4:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
4:15 AM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... after interviewing Suge Knight, cops have formally arrested him on murder charges, and his bail has been set at $2 million.
We're told one of the critical factors is that witnesses claim Suge threw his car in reverse once, and then a second time ... and they believe he intended to hit one of the people with whom he was fighting.
3:00 AM PT -- Suge has turned himself in for questioning and is at the station now being interviewed. One of Suge's problems ... witnesses tell us one of the 3 men who were struck by Suge's vehicle was in the altercation with him before Suge ran him over ... which could be evidence it was intentional.
9:30 PM PT -- Cops found Suge's truck abandoned in a parking lot in the Westwood section of L.A.
8:15 PM PT -- Cops just had a press conference ... and say there were 2 fights, the second resulting in the fatality. They said the first fight went down on the movie set -- and the second at a nearby burger joint. Cops said witnesses claim the car backed up and ran over the victim twice before fleeing.
6:00 PM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the Sheriff's Dept. has issued a bulletin to all Southern California law enforcement saying "be on the lookout" for Suge Knight ... that he is wanted for questioning for 187 -- murder. They also say he should be considered armed and dangerous.
Suge Knight got into a fight on the set of a film project in Compton, ran over a man who later died, and then fled the scene.
Multiple witnesses tell us a commercial shoot for a movie -- involving Ice Cube and Dr. Dre -- was going down when Suge pulled up in his car. We're told security told Suge to leave and that's when trouble began.
A fight broke out between Suge and 2 men. Suge got back into his car, took the wheel and threw the vehicle in reverse ... and ran over a man who suffered fatal injuries.
It's unclear at this point if the victim was connected to the movie. A source close to Cube tells us production had wrapped when the fight went down ... and he and Dre were not on set.
Sources connected with Suge tell TMZ ... the 2 men who fought Suge were the instigators. Our sources say Suge was scared because he's in frail health -- in addition to being shot 6 times last summer, he recently almost died from a blood clot.
The victim is Terry Carter, who we're told is a friend of Suge's who arrived with him at the scene -- he works at a local tow truck company in Compton -- and witnesses say he's "an OG in the neighborhood."
Our sources say Carter was in the process of walking to the passenger door of Suge's vehicle, but happened to be in the rear when Suge gunned it.
Two other men were also hit ... including Cle "Bone" Sloan -- who's appeared in "Training Day" and "End of Watch" -- and suffered non-life threatening injuries. Both men are in the hospital.
Victim's Relative Says
IT WAS MURDER
1/30/2015 10:16 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Suge Knight murdered his friend ... and that's not just what cops are saying -- this is right from the victim's family.
A close family member of Terry Carter -- who did not want to be ID'd -- tells TMZ, she went to the scene almost immediately after the incident and multiple witnesses made it clear ... Suge made Terry a sacrificial lamb.
She was told the story we broke ... that Suge was an unwelcome visitor to the set of a commercial for "Straight Outta Compton." Both witnesses and detectives told her Suge and Cle "Bone" Sloan got in a physical fight while Suge was sitting in the driver's seat. Suge gunned it and struck Bone.
This is where the relative says it's murder. Bone was laying injured behind the truck and Terry ran over to pull him to safety. The relative tells TMZ Suge KNEW Terry was there but was so determined to kill Bone he just didn't care, and gunned it in reverse, rolling over Terry's head.
We asked her if she could accept Suge's explanation that it was an accident, and she said flatly, "Hell no. It was murder."