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NFL's Landon Collins To Racist Sorority Girl: I Can Help You

1/17/2018 5:56 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

NY Giants safety Landon Collins wants to help the Alabama sorority girl at the center of a racist video scandal, telling TMZ Sports ... he'd even take her to dinner to educate her.

The woman Collins is talking about is Harley Barber -- who posted 2 disgusting video rants in which she spewed the n-word multiple times. To make it worse, she mocked Martin Luther King Jr. Day too.

Barber has since been expelled from the University of Alabama and kicked out of her sorority, Alpha Phi, but Collins tells us ... he sees this as an opportunity to educate and inform her.

This issue hits close to home for Landon since he attended 'Bama and played football there, and sent a message to his alma mater earlier Wednesday.

Talk about taking the high road ...

Patton Oswalt My Daughter Doesn't Know She's 'Fart Land' Famous!!!

1/17/2018 4:00 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Patton Oswalt's a proud papa, because his 8-year-old girl's following in his footsteps and making people laugh ... but she doesn't even know it yet!

We got the comedian and "A.P. Bio" star leaving Sick City Records on Sunset Wednesday, and had to ask about his daughter Alice's tale of "Fart land" ... a fictional place where "people who fart a lot get sent to."

Patton posted her fable online and it's blown up -- even receiving acclaim from The New Yorker -- but Oswalt says Alice is none the wiser because she's at school. Thankfully he's going to tell her soon ... because we're already awaiting the sequel.

By the way ... Patton doesn't confirm or deny that the story's about him.

Tyron Woodley Here's What It's Like to Knock a Dude Out!

1/17/2018 3:58 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

UFC champ Tyron Woodley recently told Joe Rogan he doesn't really like fighting, "I'm just good at it." 

Yeah, that's not true. He LOVES it. 

Especially when he's smashing dudes out of consciousness. 

Woodley clarified his comments on "The Hollywood Beatdown" ... waxing poetically about why there's no better feeling in the world than knocking an opponent out cold. 

Make sure to check the full ep. when it drops on Friday (subscribe to the TMZ Sports YouTube page) -- when Tyron talks about how his beef with Conor McGregor got very real. 

Meantime, here's a video of Woodley doing what he does best ... destroying people. 

Jerry West 'Emotions & Testosterone' ... In Clips vs. Rockets

1/17/2018 3:21 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Clippers honcho Jerry West says the incident with the Houston Rockets is "just one of those things that happens in sports" ... and chalks it all up to emotions and testosterone.

TMZ Sports spoke with The Logo in Bev Hills ... and he told us he's not worried about beefing up security at Staples Center after the alleged post-game altercation that went down earlier this week. 

West also praised Houston's Chris Paul -- and said the former Clippers player is "somebody that I care about a lot."

West shot down the Arron Afflalo vs. Nemanja Bjelica incident as a "fake fight" too ... because Afflalo didn't land his haymaker punch!!! 

Anderson Silva Demetrious Is the Real G.O.A.T.

1/17/2018 1:22 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

UFC legend Anderson Silva says he's NOT the greatest MMA fighter of all time -- telling TMZ Sports that honor goes to Demetrious Johnson.

In his prime, Silva had 17 consecutive wins -- with 10 consecutive title defenses -- leading Dana White to call him the "Tom Brady of the UFC." The dude was a machine. 

But, that was before Johnson went on his MMA run ... ripping off 13 consecutive victories over guys like Ray Borg, Henry Cejudo and Joseph Benavidez.

DJ's the reigning flyweight champ -- and last year, broke Silva's record for most consecutive UFC title defenses.

So, when we saw Silva out in Bev Hills earlier Wednesday -- we asked where he stood on the topic ... and he was quick to anoint Mighty Mouse as the best to ever do it. 

The Game Father Dies at 65

1/17/2018 1:12 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The Game's father, George Taylor, died unexpectedly in his sleep Wednesday morning ... TMZ has learned. 

We're told a family member found him unresponsive in his home in Apple Valley, CA ... and alerted a neighbor who called 911. The Fire Dept. arrived at 8:30 AM this morning. He was unresponsive, and transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

We're told, at this point, It doesn't appear there's any foul play. The coroner's office has George's body now, and is investigating. 

Game rapped about his dad in the song, "Bloody Moon," off one of his albums. The lyrics on the track go, "My father left me when I was seven, at a home / Left me but took his chrome, I looked up and blood was gone / Man, fuck it, guess in the world I'm all alone."

They've had an off/on relationship since Game's been an adult. It's unclear what the status of their relationship was recently.

George was 65.

Betty White Here's How I'm Celebrating #96 ...

1/17/2018 11:52 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Betty White's trending online, but don't worry ... it's for a great reason -- her 96th birthday!

Betty's been one of Hollywood's hardest working leading ladies for years, but today she's taking it easy. A rep for the TV legend tells us ... Betty's relaxing Wednesday for her bday and plans on having a low-key dinner tonight at a friend's house.

As you'll recall ... White worked on her birthday when she turned 95, prepping for a guest spot on the sitcom "Young & Hungry." No such projects this time around, but we're told she's in great health and as spry as ever.

Happy birthday, Betty!!!

Brian Urlacher's Baby Mama Sues for $125 Mil You Painted Me as a Murderer!

1/17/2018 11:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The mother of Brian Urlacher's 12-year-old son claims the ex-NFL star has conspired with attorneys and a news reporter to paint her as a murderer ... and now she's suing for $125 MILLION. 

The woman behind the suit is Tyna Karageorge -- who had a child with Urlacher in 2005. She later married Ryan Karageorge, who died from a gunshot wound to the head in Dec. 2016. 

Tyna had told police she and Ryan had been arguing on the night of the fatal shooting -- and at one point, he reached for a pistol in her purse and shot himself. 

In her suit, Tyna claims Urlacher -- along with his lawyers and a reporter for the Chicago Tribune -- concocted a diabolical plot to convince officials and the public that the shooting was NOT a suicide, but rather Tyna murdered Ryan. 

Tyna claims Urlacher called the shots in the plot hoping to ultimately get custody of their son. 

According to court documents filed in Illinois, Tyna wants $25 mil in compensatory damages and another $100 mil in punitive damages. 

We've made multiple attempts to reach Urlacher for comment -- so far, no word back. 

Darren Criss I'm Playing Versace's Killer as a Person ... Not a Murderer

1/17/2018 10:08 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Darren Criss gave us a peek into the serial killer he's playing in tonight's premiere of 'Gianni Versace: American Crime Story' ... and it sounds like he gave his murderous character some humanity.

Darren was leaving the AOL building in New York City Tuesday, when our photog asked about his portrayal of Andrew Cunanan, who murdered 5 people including Versace before committing suicide.

The actor gave us a hint as to how he's playing him, which probably will not sit well with the members of the Versace family, who have vowed to boycott the series. The family has called the show a "work of fiction."

Fact is ... there's a huge buzz over Ryan Murphy's latest series, which premieres Wednesday on FX.

Kylie Jenner Photo of 'CVS Kylie' Ain't Kylie

1/17/2018 8:12 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Kylie Jenner definitely looked pregnant as she roamed the aisles at CVS ... is what we would say if it was really Kylie Jenner -- but it's not.

Our Jenner-connected sources concede there's a vague similarity, but the woman in the baggy green hoodie, sunglasses, Kylie-style hair and plump lips simply isn't her.

There have been a slew of stories in the last day ballyhooing the first photo of pregnant Kylie in the famous Rx store, but she remains in hiding.

We're told Kylie almost never leaves her house as she grows during her pregnancy. She's due in March and no one has gotten a shot of her since she began showing.

We haven't seen a full body shot of Kylie in months.

MLB's Jeremy Jeffress Pleads Guilty In DWI Case

1/17/2018 8:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Jeremy Jeffress has plead guilty in his drunk driving case -- but he's NOT going back to jail, TMZ Sports has learned. 

As we previously reported, Jeffress was popped on August 26, 2016 -- and during the stop, cops say he admitted to drinking 3 to 4 cups of Hennessy and Coke before he got behind the wheel.

Jeffress was initially charged with misdemeanor DWI -- which carries a minimum 72 hours in jail in Texas (they REALLY don't like drunk driving there). The maximum is 180 days. 

A rep for the Dallas County District Court tells TMZ Sports ... Jeffress pled guilty to DWI on Tuesday and got the minimum 3 days in jail. We're told the court gave him credit for time served, so he won't have to go back behind bars. 

Jeffress went to rehab following the arrest and rejoined the team about a month later. Sources connected to Jeffress tell us he's taking the situation very seriously and is committed to sobriety moving forward. 

Kim and Kanye We're Not Selling Baby Pics ... It's Just Immoral

1/17/2018 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been offered multi-million dollar deals to provide first photos of their new baby ... and they have REJECTED all of them.

Sources familiar with the offers tell TMZ, various websites and magazines started making offers months ago. All of the offers were north of a million dollars and several outlets offered between $2 and $5 million.

The offers were never entertained ... they were immediately rejected. We're told Kim and Kanye would never consider taking money for the first photos of the baby ... doing so would violate their morals.

But there's more ... Kim and Kanye place the security and safety of their family above all else. They realize the media will eventually get pictures of the baby but they want to do it on their own timetable ... when they're comfortable the safety of the baby is secured. 

As for what they've done in the past ... Kim and Kanye posted the first pic of North 2 months after she was born. As for Saint, they also waited a little more than 2 months.

So check Kim's Instagram in March.

Kourtney Kardashian Move Over, Kylie I'm Gonna Sell Makeup Just Like You!!!

1/17/2018 7:42 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Kourtney Kardashian is getting in the makeup game ... TMZ has learned.

Kourtney filed legal docs to own the name "Kourt." As for what she wants to the name for ... she's going to hawk cosmetics.

The docs make it clear ... her intention is to fire up a cosmetics business, but it is not specific as to what products she wants.

Kourtney didn't file the application using her own name ... she filed under her company, "2Die4Kourt."

Look out, Kylie ... she's comin' for ya!

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