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Holy Cross Football

WWE Practice

Coaches Act Out SummerSlam

8/26/2015 2:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Two Holy Cross football coaches just turned a regular practice into an all-out pro wrestling styled WAR ... reenacting the epic SummerSlam match for their team.

The combatants? A linebackers coach and a tight ends coach in the roles of Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker. Our friends over at BSO reposted this move-for-move portrayal of the bout ... filled with all the chest slaps and chokeslams of the original.

If this doesn't get Holy Cross players fired up for the Monmouth University opener ... nothing will.

Sword Fighting Stickup

Store Clerk Has A Bigger Blade

8/20/2015 10:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Everyone knows you don't bring a knife to a gun fight ... but these robbers just learned you don't bring a machete to an Arabian sword fight.

When two ski mask wearing thieves tried to rob a convenience store with a machete in Pittsburgh, the cashier, Jewad Hayih, sprang into action like Jake Gyllenhaal from "Prince of Persia" ... chasing them off with his even bigger blade.

Luckily, the robbers didn't have a gun cause the clerk had one of those too and it could have gotten messy real quick.

Travis Scott

Fights Security at Concert

Leave That Unruly Fan Alone!!

8/20/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Travis Scott beat on security guards at his concert to protect an extremely unruly fan, and it was all caught on video.

Scott was performing at the SLS in Vegas Tuesday night when a fan in the front row tried clawing his way on stage. Security stepped in, presumably to protect Travis. But the rapper turned on them.

The situation escalated as more guards got involved and Travis got more aggressive.

Eventually, the fan made it up on stage to party with Travis for a bit before crowd surfing away.

Jerry Springer

TV Show Triggers Prison Fight

8/19/2015 9:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0819-springer-jail-fa-getty-02A Florida inmate, who's also a Jerry Springer fanatic, is facing a felony charge after he allegedly lost it last month on another inmate who refused to let him watch the show.

According to law enforcement, 32-year-old Antron Smith was ready to watch the 4 PM airing of 'Springer' -- a daily routine. The  problem -- other inmates were watching a movie. Smith demanded to switch the station to 'Springer' and that's when inmate Donnie Floyd "spoke up."

According to the report, first released by The Smoking Gun, Smith took a page from his favorite show -- attacking Floyd by forcing his head back, slapping him in the face and flushing his commissary down the toilet. 

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Dez Bryant

CRACKED in the Face

In Cowboys-Rams Brawl

8/18/2015 8:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Dallas Cowboys and St. Louis Rams players are already in playoff form -- squaring off in a sidelines-clearing brawl that included Dez Bryant taking what he calls a "cheap shot" to the face.

Mind you ... this insanity went down during a joint practice in Oxnard, CA. As the right reverend A.I. would say -- it wasn't a game, not even a preseason game ... simply practice.

In the video, it's hard to tell who or what started the chaos -- and not sure it matters much. Almost all the players were forced to throw down at some point. 

For his part, Cowboys superstar Bryant was chatting up Jerry Jones on the sidelines when the fight broke out -- and witnesses say he ran to the action ... only to get smashed by cornerback Imoan Claiborne.

The Cowboys and Rams don't play each other in the regular season, sooo ... the playoffs could be very interesting. 

Jared Leto

Cops Called

After Airport Scuffle

8/18/2015 5:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0818_leto_friend_pap_TMZ_wm_3Jared Leto was just questioned by cops at LAX after a friend he was traveling with allegedly slugged a photog in the face.

We're told Leto and his travel partner touched down in LA and were about to get in a car when the incident happened. It's unclear what led to the punch being thrown but we're told the photog had a bloody lip.

Law enforcement tells us they responded for a possible battery but once they had finished talking with everyone involved, including Jared -- they determined no arrest was needed.

We're told Leto's friend shook hands with the pap and both went on their way. 

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CC Sabathia

I Let Haters Get Under My Skin

8/17/2015 2:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0817-cc-sabathia-TMZ-01CC Sabathia lost his temper outside a Toronto nightclub because Blue Jays fans were ripping him for his pitching ability.

TMZ Sports broke the story ... the Yankees star's friends had to hold him back from a street brawl that erupted early Saturday morning after game 1 of the Yanks-Jays series. CC copped to making a bad decision and added, "They caught me at a bad time."

He also said the hecklers got "a little bit" personal with their jabs at his skills, but they didn't make it racial. He downplayed his involvement, saying ... "It was literally 25 seconds of me and then I was gone."

CC's biggest concern wasn't talking to Yankees brass about the fight ... but explaining it to his kid -- "That's the toughest part: 'Dad had a bad night. Made a bad decision. Sometimes these things happen.'"

Yankees' CC Sabathia

Caught Up in Toronto

Street Brawl

8/17/2015 10:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

update_graphic_red_bar1:30 PM PT -- Sabathia says he regrets making a "bad decision" by trying to get involved in the fight.update_grey_gray_barYankees star CC Sabathia was leaving a Toronto nightclub when a massive fight broke out ... and several people had to hold him back from the action.

The brawl broke out early Saturday morning ... after the Yankees had won game 1 of their weekend series against the Blue Jays. CC stands out in the crowd for two reasons -- he's 6'7" and he's sporting BRIGHT red sneakers.

It's unclear what sparked the fight -- witnesses tell us hecklers were yelling "Go Blue Jays" -- but Sabathia definitely looks like he WANTS to jump into the fray. Ultimately, a friend shoved him into a cab and he got outta Dodge.

Good thing too ... 'cause the fight was insane.

The Yanks just scratched CC from his start tonight, which probably has nothing to do with this fight. We've got calls in to the team and CC's reps.

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Diddy on UCLA Fight

What Kettlebells?

I Was Just There to Talk

8/17/2015 7:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Diddy is opening up about getting banned from UCLA football practices -- in the wake of his scrap with a coach -- but he's not quite ready to talk kettlebells.

Diddy went on "The Breakfast Club" ... and insisted he simply went "to communicate" with strength training coach Sal Alosi. But you gotta see what happens when Charlamagne Tha God whipped out a kettlebell to, uh ... jog Diddy's memory.

Diddy claims, "It was just a miscommunication." As we reported ... his son, Justin Combs, is back practicing with the team, but Diddy admits he won't be on the sidelines anymore -- "As I know right now, I'm not allowed."

Doesn't sound like he has any regrets though ... about standing up for his son.

Joe Giudice

Cops Called

After Fight With Neighbor

8/16/2015 12:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Police were called to Joe Giudice's beach house in New Jersey on Saturday after an argument with a neighbor got out of control.

A witness tells TMZ Joe's oldest daughter Gia was locked out of the house and trying to get in for several minutes. Once Joe finally let her inside, he could be heard screaming at Gia from the backyard ... that's when a neighbor stepped in.

We're told the woman approached Joe's house and the two got into a shouting match. The neighbor could be heard yelling, "this guy is crazy, he's dangerous, call the cops." 

Officers arrived to diffuse the situation and we're told Joe's daughters were begging them not to arrest their father. 

A law enforcement source says no arrests were made and the argument was settled peacefully.

A rep for Joe says the whole thing started because Joe was having a party and the neighbor felt it was inappropriate for children to be around. 

Story developing ...

'Empire' Star

Tries Cutting Line

Shut Down By Security

8/16/2015 11:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

'Empire' star Bryshere "Yazz" Gray tried pulling the celebrity card big time Saturday night but one security guard just wasn't having it.

We're told Yazz, who plays Hakeem Lyon, was trying to get into Memphis' famous Beale Street ... the only problem? ... He didn't want to stand in line. A witness says there were about 35 people waiting when the actor came out of nowhere and tried going through the street's exit, completely ignoring the line.

Yazz got into it with a security guard before his bodyguard stepped in and took him away.

Luckily for Yazz -- he still left with two hot chicks.

Nicki Minaj

Crazy Brawl At Concert

Brings Show To An End

8/15/2015 12:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

update_graphic_red_bar2:26 P.M. PST --  Law enforcement sources tell TMZ one 22-year-old male was arrested for assaulting a security guard. We're told the show was not cut short but the incident happened towards the end.

update_grey_gray_barA Nicki Minaj concert came to an abrupt end Friday night after fans started an all out brawl.

Eyewitnesses at the show say that near the end of Minaj's set in Concord, CA audience members began to push and shove and that's when things got crazy.

You can see in the video -- Nicki witnesses a fan get pepper sprayed by another person and she invites her onto the stage. Several people who were there tweeted the show came to an end shortly after that.

It is unknown at this time if any arrests were made.

Five Finger Death Punch Singer

This Lady Is A Liar

... We Were Never Married

8/14/2015 1:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0814_Holly-and-Ivan_twitterFive Finger Death Punch singer, Ivan Moody, says the divorce papers filed against him don't make sense 'cause he was never married to the lady who filed them. 

Ivan's manager tells TMZ ... this is just a shameless attempt by Holly Smith to grab attention ... saying her domestic violence claims are bogus and were dismissed back in July ... and that there's no marriage certificate anywhere. 

The manager tells us Holly also made false claims about Moody being the father of her child.

TMZ broke the story ... Holly is filing for divorce and accusing Ivan of trying to strangle her. He was arrested for domestic battery after his hands allegedly ended up around her neck during a dispute over cheating claims. That charge was later dropped. 

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