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Rapper Z-RO Busted for Allegedly Beating Ex-GF for Hours

7/26/2017 3:20 PM PDT

Rapper Z-RO was arrested after allegedly beating his ex-gf in an assault that lasted over 2 hours ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the ex, rapper Just Brittany, reported the incident Monday to Harris County cops, but said it actually happened back in April. It's unclear why she waited 3 months to report it, but we're told Brittany played cops recorded audio of the alleged incident.

Sources say cops wrote up a report and immediately sent it to the Harris County District Attorney's Office, which determined it was enough to arrest the Houston icon Wednesday and charge him with felony aggravated assault. He's being held without bond.

Just last year, the couple recorded the now interestingly titled track, "Mama Should've Told Me."

Daniel Cormier Jon Jones Is UFC's G.O.A.T. ... Until I Beat Him

7/24/2017 3:14 PM PDT

Jon Jones wasn't crazy when he called himself the greatest UFC fighter of all time ... at least according to Daniel Cormier, who says ya just can't argue with Jon's resume. 

"His level of competition is unmatched," Cormier tells TMZ Sports ... "He's beaten about 6, 7 guys that are going to the UFC Hall of Fame."

Jones bragged about his legacy on FS1's "Undisputed" on Monday -- saying there's no doubt he's the greatest fighter to ever step into the Octagon. He's beaten legends like Rampage Jackson, Shogun Rua, Lyoto Machida and more. 

Given the hatred between Jon and DC, you'd think Cormier would blast him over the comments -- but that's not what happened. It was the closest thing to a compliment we've seen leading up to UFC 214. 

Speaking of which, Cormier also says his weight is PERFECT leading up to Saturday's title fight -- despite the fat jokes from Jones. "This is the lightest I've been."

That's when he took aim at Jon's tiny chicken legs and ripped a few shots at the guy. 

5 days, people.

Kim Zolciak Attacks Kenya Moore ... Nobody Talks Crap About My Kids!

7/24/2017 7:39 AM PDT

Kim Zolciak raged out on Kenya Moore because she thought Kenya said something about her son, who was horribly injured by a dog bite -- and it took several cast members to hold her back.

Multiple 'RHOA' production sources tell us Kim went all Mama Bear while they were shooting over the weekend at a home in Atlanta. We're told Kenya and Kim were throwing shade as soon as they saw each other -- but when things got personal, it got out of hand.

Kim made comments about Kenya's new marriage being fake ... and Kenya fired back that Kim had pimped out her daughter to get John Legend tickets. Everyone we spoke to agrees to that much, but here's where it gets messy.

We're told Kim thinks Kenya said the Legend tix were for "your injured son." Others in the house say they never heard Kenya say the son part. Doesn't matter ... Kim was convinced and lost it ... rushing at Kenya, knocking over and breaking glasses on the way.

Cast members and production staff grabbed Kim and calmed the situation. We're told Kim immediately bounced, and is genuinely pissed -- not just "for the show" drama ... like last season.

Joel Embiid: I'd Wear Big Baller Shoes ... For $1 Billion!

7/23/2017 12:45 AM PDT

Joel Embiid just offered an olive branch to LaVar Ball ... but peace comes with three commas. 

With the war raging between Embiid and Lonzo Ball's dad, we asked the Philadelphia 76ers star if there was ANY way he'd ever rock a pair of ZO2s on the hardwood this season. 

There is one way -- but LaVar would have to cut a BILLION DOLLAR check!

Embiid has been firing shots at LaVar for a while -- dissing him on Twitter when Lonzo got drafted and following up by dropping an F-bomb on the Big Baller. 

LaVar shot back by saying he was an injury-prone loser who spends too much time on social media. 

CAN'T WAIT for the 76ers to play the Lakers this season!

Shaq To LaVar Ball I Accept Your Challenge ... I Bet My Scalp I Win

7/17/2017 7:27 AM PDT

LaVar Ball's mouth might've finally written a check his ass can't cash, because Shaq has accepted the Big Ballers' challenge, and he's putting his dome on the line for victory.

This all got started when we got Shareef O'Neal out at LAX and asked him if he thought he could beat LaMelo Ball in a 1-on-1 battle. He said "Yes," and his father, the Big Diesel, agreed.

The news made it back to LaVar ... and of course he didn't back down, offering to end the speculation with a 2-on-2 game, Shaq and Shareef, vs. LaVar and LaMelo.

Well, Shaq  -- wearing a hilarious white wig -- made a video message to respond to LaVar, and he's in ... saying if his fam loses, he'll glue the white wig to his head for good.

Challenge accepted. Is the T-Mobile Arena available?!

'American Idol' Haley Reinhart Friend Beaten and Bruised in Bar Brawl Photos Don't Lie

7/17/2017 1:00 AM PDT

"American Idol" contestant Haley Reinhart's friend suffered horrendous injuries the night she was arrested after a bar bouncer put him in a choke hold and allegedly beat him.

TMZ broke the story, Haley was arrested for allegedly punching the security guard in the face, but she says she was just trying to get the bouncer to release what she thought was a death grip.

Haley's friend, Alan Chislof, suffered a concussion, facial laceration near his right temple, a bad cut above his left eye, facial bruising and hematoma. The choke hold caused blood to flow to his eyes and he looks like he went 5 rounds with Mayweather. He says he's coughing up blood and complaining of chest pain.

Chislof's lawyer, Mark Brown, now promises a lawsuit.

We also got video of the confrontation, and gotta say ... it seems to support Haley's version of events.

Denver Broncos WR Pepper Sprayed In Strip Club Fight ... Video Released

7/16/2017 12:35 AM PDT

Broncos receiver Cody Latimer was pepper sprayed by a bouncer during a fight outside an Ohio strip club ... and TMZ Sports has the insane footage.

We're told 24-year-old Latimer was trying to get into Diamonds Cabaret strip club near Dayton at the end of February with his uncle and a friend ... but got into a disagreement with the bouncer about the dress code.

We're told the group asked to speak to the manager and then moved outside. That's where the video starts.

In the footage, you see Latimer with his arms out between his group and the bouncer. Things escalate when Latimer slaps the bouncer, who then sprays C.L. with pepper spray. Latimer's uncle then lunges at the bouncer and is knocked out. 

We're told Latimer's group left immediately after the fight and cops were never called to the scene. Law enforcement sources tell us there's no pending criminal investigation.

We spoke to Latimer who tells us he was involved in the scuffle, but was simply trying to deescalate the situation. He says he's moved on and is focused on preparing for training camp. 

Jacquees Kicked Off Flight ... Beefs with Passenger On Way Out

7/14/2017 4:55 PM PDT

Jacquees -- the singer known for his hit, "B.E.D." -- was ordered to G.T.F.O. a Delta flight leaving Atlanta, and as he was being escorted off ... he got into it with a fellow passenger.

TMZ obtained video of Jacquees getting the ole heave ho. A source on the flight says he'd refused to get off his phone while the plane was taxiing, so the pilot turned back to the gate and gave him the boot. We're told Jacquees refused to leave until a flight attendant convinced him to walk off ... and that's where the video picks up.

Our source says as the rapper was exiting, a pissed passenger said, "Thanks, asshole" ... which Jacquees didn't appreciate much.

A source close to Jacquees says a male flight attendant ignited the whole sitch. The singer was on the phone with his mom and didn't know it was time to turn it off. We're told the flight attendant went ballistic ... and made a racist comment as Jacquees was leaving.

The source says his team has filed a complaint against that flight attendant. Jacquees was rebooked on the next flight, 45 minutes later.

Delta tells TMZ ...  it supports its crew's decision to remove Jacquees and apologizes to the remaining passengers who may have been inconvenienced. Delta says the singer was "contrite" after his removal.

David Spade Mocks Conor & Floyd They're Like '2 Chicks at Brunch'

7/13/2017 3:46 PM PDT

David Spade says he ain't impressed with the Mayweather, McGregor media throwdowns -- telling TMZ Sports the incessant jabbering is like "2 chicks at brunch."

It's pretty funny ... Spade is a big sports fan and has clearly been following the MayMac madness -- but it seems he's annoyed with all the talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk. 

"They're both talking at the same time. No one's listening ... I've never seen that much talking in my life." 

Spade also explains why McGregor will walk away a winner when it's all said and done ... even if he "gets the sh*t kicked out of him."

Alberto Del Rio Suspended By Wrestling Org. ... Over Dom. Violence Probe

7/12/2017 9:26 AM PDT
Breaking News

Alberto Del Rio -- aka Alberto El Patron -- has been suspended indefinitely by Global Force Wrestling amid an investigation into an alleged domestic violence incident. 

GFW -- which is owned by Impact Wrestling -- says the suspension is effective immediately "until the investigation is resolved following a recent incident in Orlando, Florida."

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Alberto -- real name Jose Rodriguez -- is being investigated over an alleged incident Sunday at Orlando International Airport involving his fiancee, WWE superstar Paige.

We obtained audio of the incident in which you can hear Paige scream, "Leave me the f*ck alone" and "Stay out of my life."

Paige had previously claimed there was a 3rd party involved -- a female fan who threw a drink on Alberto -- but police say the case is only being investigated as a domestic dispute ... meaning Alberto and a significant other.  

So far, no comment from Alberto. 

Floyd vs. Conor Epic Trash Talk!! ... and Dance Moves!!

7/11/2017 2:04 PM PDT

Conor McGregor promised to K.O. Floyd Mayweather in 4 rounds ... and Floyd responded by saying he's gonna beat that ass!!

The trash talk was nothing short of epic as Floyd and Conor faced off in L.A. for the first time since their super fight was announced, with both fighters trading insults ... and dance moves!!

Here are some of the most notable quotes:

Conor: "He's in a f***in' track suit. He can't even afford a suit anymore!!"

Floyd: "I ain't back down from no f***in' body. You line 'em up, and I knock 'em down like bowling pins. And August 26th, I'ma knock this bitch out too!!"

Conor: "How's this suit look? ... Got my own line of suits coming out. If you zoom in on the pin stripe, it says 'f*** you!'"

Floyd: "Let me show you motherf***ers what a $100 million fighter looks like. Still got 100 million, and ain't even ever touch this s**t!!"

Floyd: "I'm an old man ... I'm not the same fighter I was 10 years ago. I'm not the same fighter I was 5 years ago. I'm not the same fighter I was 2 years ago ... but I got enough to beat you. And we know Mr. Tapout like to quit!!"

August 26th can't come soon enough!!!

Conor McGregor: Floyd Shoulda Paid His Taxes ... And Stayed Retired!

7/10/2017 5:34 PM PDT

Conor McGregor has landed in Bev Hills -- and he's spending crazy money and talking smack!!! 

We got Conor in the middle of a super expensive shopping spree at Versace, Dolce, etc -- where he told TMZ Sports, "I'm on Rodeo Drive! I'm blowing f*cking loads of it!" 

We also asked Conor about reports that his opponent Floyd Mayweather owes MILLIONS to the IRS for not paying off his 2015 income taxes ... a number that some estimate could be more than $100 mil. 

"That's gotta sting," McGregor said ... "He shoulda paid his taxes and stayed retired and kept my name out of his mouth!"

He also told us he'll be way smarter with his money ... as he continued to drop thousands at some of the most expensive stores in the world.

Conor also had one last note about Floyd -- "He's f*cked now."

UFC's Justin Gaethje I Want to Fight McGregor ... I'll Destroy Him

7/10/2017 4:32 PM PDT

The UFC's most violent newcomer Justin Gaethje says he KNOWS a superfight with Conor McGregor is coming ... and tells TMZ Sports he'll beat the Irishman or die trying. 

The undefeated Gaethje made a helluva statement in his UFC debut last week -- stopping Michael Johnson in one of the most brutal/awesome fights ever. 

After the brawl, Gaethje called out Tony Ferguson -- and if he can get through Tony, it seems Conor McGregor could be waiting for him on the other side. 

Gaethje told the guys on the TMZ Sports TV show (airs tonight on FS1) -- "That's what I'm here for ... don't worry guys, you'll get to see it."

You gotta listen to Gaethje explain his fight mentality -- dude's no joke. 

Check out "TMZ Sports" weeknights on FS1. 

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