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Thomas Gibson Suspended From 'Criminal Minds' After Kicking Writer

8/11/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0810-Thomas-Gibson-criminal-minds-gettyThomas Gibson has been suspended from the hit television series "Criminal Minds" after going ham on a writer, kicking him in the leg.

Production sources tell TMZ ... the actor was directing and acting in a scene a few weeks back when he got in a creative dispute with one of the writers. We're told the argument escalated and Thomas exploded in anger, kicking the writer in the leg.

We're told the writer was not about to let it go ... he called his agent, who then called network honchos. At that point the network had to take action and suspended Thomas ... it's unclear for how long, but he's been gone for 2 weeks.

Thomas claims he kicked the writer "in retaliation" after the writer became "aggressive."  

Gibson tells TMZ, "There were creative differences on the set and a disagreement. I regret that it occurred. We all want to work together as a team to make the best show possible. We always have and always will."

Sometimes "Criminal Minds" don't think alike.

Michael Sam What Altercation?! I'm More Pissed At Jon Snow!

8/11/2016 7:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Michael Sam says he's moving on from his near street fight in West Hollywood -- telling TMZ Sports he's way more upset at the way "Game of Thrones" ended last season. 

Sam returned to the nightlife scene just 24 hours after he exploded on a guy in the street --when he roared at the dude, "You give our community a bad f***ing name!"

So, when we saw Sam on Wednesday night, we had to ask what exactly set him off -- and the answer?? GAME OF THRONES! 

Well, kinda ... watch the clip. Sam's pretty slippery for a 250 pound guy. 

UFC's Julianna Pena No One Cares About Ronda Anymore ... Or Her Fat Arms!

8/11/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

UFC star Julianna Pena just RIPPED into Ronda Rousey -- saying, "No one cares about [her] and her fat arms anymore."

"She's like the emperor in no clothes," Pena added ... "She's broken a little bit."

So, what set Pena off?

We asked her about Amanda Nunes saying she would gladly fight her ... if she couldn't book Ronda. And while Pena says she understands from a business perspective, she thinks Ronda's days as the top dog in UFC are over.

As for Ronda's long-awaited return, Pena says she's heard rumblings that RR will fight again before the end of the year ... but adds, "I'll believe it when I see it."

Until then, Pena says it's only a matter of time until she crushes Nunes and takes the belt.

"They can delay me but they can't deny me."

Floyd Mayweather's Bodyguard Accused of Battery Man Makes 'Citizen's Arrest'

8/10/2016 4:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0810-floyd-mayweather-instagramOne of Floyd Mayweather's gigantic bodyguards has been accused of roughing up a restaurant patron during a heated altercation over the weekend -- and it all culminated in a citizen's arrest.

TMZ Sports has learned ... Mayweather and his security team hit up Hot N Juicy Crawfish in Vegas on Sunday afternoon. 

Sources tell us ... a verbal altercation broke out between Mayweather's team and a male/female couple at a nearby table, who were teasing Floyd that they were Pacquiao fans.

We're told things escalated when the couple whipped out their cell phones and began shooting video of Floyd's crew.

The couple claims a bodyguard, who goes by the name Big Pat, grabbed their phone away and wouldn't give it back ... and pushed the man in the process. 

The Henderson PD confirms they were called to the scene and the alleged victim told them he wanted to make a citizen's arrest ... which essentially means he wants to press charges for battery. 

Cops are investigating. Big Pat has not been charged with a crime and Mayweather's camp is not commenting.

LSU's Leonard Fournette Street Fight vs. Teammate ... Or Horseplay??

8/10/2016 12:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

LSU running back Leonard Fournette -- a Heisman Trophy favorite -- was involved in a shocking street fight with one of his teammates ... but LSU says it was just innocent horseplay.

It all went down Tuesday outside Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge -- when Fournette squared up against offensive lineman Garrett Brumfield

FYI, Fournette is 6'1", 235 lbs ... Brumfield is 6'3", 305 lbs. 

In the video, obtained by TMZ Sports, the two men throw some heavy shots -- and it appears they were trying to hurt each other. 

But LSU Associate Athletic Director of Communications Michael Bonnette tells TMZ Sports the team has spoken to both players and have determined it was all an intense game of slap boxing.

"A game where they basically have to touch the other person twice."

The clip seems to tell a different story -- especially with the power behind one of the overhand rights Fournette tries to land.

But Bonnette insists there is no real animosity between the two players.  

"What you don't see is when the video cuts off, they hug it out. They're not mad at each other. No one was injured."

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'RHONY' Star Jules Wainstein 911 Call Over Fight with Estranged Hubby

8/10/2016 10:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0810-jules-michael-wainstein-getty'Real Housewives of New York' star Jules Wainstein called 911 after getting into an angry argument with her estranged hubby ... TMZ has learned.

The call came in just before 8 AM Wednesday from Julie's Manhattan home. We're told minutes before cops arrived, Michael left.

We're told there was no evidence of injury, and no one was arrested.  

As for why they fought, it's pretty clear ... Michael filed for divorce last month and things have been rocky.

We've reached out to Jules, so far no word back.

Michael Sam Heated Street Altercation 'You Give Our Community a Bad F***ing Name'

8/10/2016 7:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Michael Sam EXPLODED on a guy outside of a West Hollywood club Tuesday night -- saying he gives "our community a bad f***ing name" ... and warning him he was about to catch an ass whoopin'.

It all went down outside of Bootsy Bellows, where the ex-football player (who's still in massive, athletic shape) had been hanging out with a group of friends, including EJ Johnson

But when they got to the cars, Sam and a man in a white shirt began to yell at each other. 

"People like f***ing you give our community a bad f***ing name," Sam roared ... before calling the other man a "trifling ass bitch."

At one point, Sam warns the guy not to put his hands on him -- and says what sounds like, "Touch me, I will find that you tried to attack me and I will lay your ass on the ground."

Eventually, Sam got into a waiting car and left without further incident. 

'Fast & Furious' Feud Rock vs. Vin Diesel Secret Meeting to Quash Beef

8/9/2016 4:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0809-the-rock-vin-diesel-TMZ-03The Rock's rant about unprofessional male co-stars was targeted at Vin Diesel, TMZ has learned, and the 2 had a secret meeting on the "Fast 8" set Tuesday to hash things out.

Production sources tell TMZ ... when the Rock went nuts on social media Monday night, claiming certain male co-stars were not stand up guys and too "chicken s***" to confront him ... he was referring to Vin.

We're told The Rock has butted heads with Vin during the production, in part because V.D. is a producer and has made decisions that didn't sit well with the former wrestling champ.

Our sources say The Rock and Vin had a meeting on the Atlanta set mid-day Tuesday ... partly because tensions were running so high it was almost impossible to shoot scenes. We do not know if they resolved their issues.

As we reported, almost the entire cast is angry at Rock for causing a stir just a week and a half before filming ends.

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Bobby Lashley I'm Ready to Fight Again ... Bring On Fedor!!!

8/8/2016 3:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Pro wrestling champ Bobby Lashley says he's ready to return to the CAGE -- telling TMZ Sports he's looking for another big MMA fight ... and wants a shot at the legend Fedor Emelianenko

Lashley isn't just the reigning TNA world champ -- he's also a pretty accomplished MMA fighter with a 14-2 record. He's also on a 7-fight win streak. 

So, we asked him about his fight plans moving forward and the 40-year-old superstar told us straight up -- he wants Fedor. 

But before that fight, Lashley will be taking on James Storm on TNA's Impact Wrestling this Thursday on PopTV. 

#CantKnockTheHustle

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Lawrence Taylor's Wife Domestic Violence Charge Dropped ... In Alleged L.T. Attack

8/7/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0805_lawrence-taylor_tmzLawrence Taylor's wife is off the hook in her domestic violence case with the NFL star -- after prosecutors announced they have DROPPED the battery charge against her.

We broke the story ... Lynette Taylor was arrested on June 2nd after allegedly throwing an object at Lawrence's head during a heated argument ... opening up a huge gash on the NFL star's dome. 

0610_lawrence_taylor_injuries_launchDuring the arrest, cops say Lynette ADMITTED to the violence -- saying, "Yeah, I beat [his] ass. I made him bleed."

LT told cops he did NOT want his wife prosecuted -- and now, it appears he's getting his wish.

But Lynette isn't out of the woods yet -- because she's still facing one charge for resisting arrest. That charge is still alive.

'LHHA' Star Karlie Redd Slapped With Restraining Order But Claims He's the Perv!

8/6/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0805-karlie-redd-pharaoh-TMZ-INSTAGRAM-01"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Karlie Redd has been ordered to stay 200 yards away from a rapper/promoter who claims she freaked out on him and stole his stuff.

Cops tell TMZ ... Christopher Powe -- aka Pharaoh -- filed a report saying he and Karlie had a lover's spat early Thursday in an Atlanta hotel room and she went nuts, threatening to tell people he raped her.

Sources close to Powe claim Karlie was drunk, and went off on him when he tried to leave the room. That's when she locked herself in the bathroom, and threatened to flush his stuff -- including 2 phones.

Powe says he bolted and went to get hotel security, but when they got back ... Karlie had taken off and left his belongings in the room safe.

Her rep admits Karlie locked herself in the bathroom, but only to protect herself from Powe. The real twist here -- she's claiming she caught him trying to take pictures of her sleeping, and he's only lying to cover it up.

Karlie will be back in court to fight the restraining order later this month.

George Zimmerman Says He Got Punched for Talking About Trayvon Shooting in Public

8/4/2016 3:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0804-george-zimmerman-GETTY-01George Zimmerman called 911 to report he was punched in the face, and there are reports it's all because he introduced himself as the guy who killed Trayvon Martin.

It happened at Gators Riverside restaurant in Sanford, FL last weekend. According to a transcript of the 911 call ... Zimmerman says he was explaining to people at his table that he'd shot Trayvon in self-defense. He says a man who overheard walked up to his table and asked, "You're bragging about that?"

Zimmerman claims the man threatened to kill him and punched him in the face.

But there are witnesses reportedly telling a different story -- that Zimmerman introduced himself to someone by saying, "My name is George Zimmerman, you know, that guy who killed Trayvon Martin?" 

The alleged puncher fled the restaurant and police are looking for him.

'Straight Outta Compton' Star I Rejected Him and He Got Pissed ... Alleged Victim Claims

8/4/2016 8:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The woman accusing "Straight Outta Compton" star Jason Mitchell of slamming her to the ground says she wound up in the hospital with a sprained neck, and now she's threatening legal action.

Emily Marquez told us she thinks Mitchell assaulted her Monday night at The Ritz in Boston because she embarrassed him by rejecting his advances ... in front of his friends.

Check out the vid ... 18-year-old Marquez claims it turned physical when Mitchell tried kissing her neck. She says she's still feeling the effects of the altercation.

Mitchell's camp claims Marquez struck him first after she tried to crash his party.

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