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Chili Davis On Cubs' Firing: DAMN MILLENNIALS!

10/16/2018 11:33 AM PDT
Breaking News

Having trouble getting through to millennials?! You're not alone. 

Just ask ex-Chicago Cubs hitting coach Chili Davis, who says he just got FIRED because those damn kids just wouldn't listen!!!

58-year-old Davis was a STUD back in the day -- a 3-time All-Star with 3 World Series rings on his resume and a lifetime average of .274. Not too shabby!

But, the Cubs sent him packing on Monday after just 1 season with the team -- and Davis says he thinks he knows why. 

"I guess I need to make some adjustments in the way I deliver my message to the millennial players now," Davis told the Chicago Sun-Times

"I need to make those adjustments for the next job I get, if there is one."

Davis didn't call out any of the young players by name -- but says there were "multiple players there I didn't connect with" -- and notes he's learned what to look out for before taking his next job. 

"I learned that the next situation I get in, before I say yes to a job, I need to make sure I know the personnel I’ll be dealing with in the clubhouse."

Translation -- NO MORE MILLENNIALS!

Dallas Cop Amber Guyger Fired for Shooting Neighbor in His Apt.

9/24/2018 9:26 AM PDT
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Amber Guyger -- the Dallas police officer arrested for manslaughter after shooting and killing her neighbor in his apartment -- has been fired.

Guyger fatally shot Botham Jean earlier this month in his residence. In addition to being charged with manslaughter, the shooting triggered an internal affairs investigation. Dallas PD says they determined Guyger engaged in "adverse conduct" -- and she was officially fired Monday morning.

After her arrest, she told investigators she had come home at the end of her shift on September 6, and entered what she believed was her apartment. Guyger claims she walked inside, saw someone she thought was a burglar, drew her gun and opened fire.

Guyger was on the force since 2013. She can still appeal her firing. 

Asia Argento Axed From 'X Factor Italy' ... After Sexual Assault Allegations

8/27/2018 6:21 AM PDT

Asia Argento has been axed from "X Factor Italy" after evidence surfaced she had sex with a 17-year-old boy.

Seven episodes are already in the can with Argento as one of the judges and those episodes will air, but she's been cut from the live shows that follow.

According to the Italian media, the producers -- FremantleMedia Italia and Sky Italia -- had previously decided if the allegations were true, she would no longer be welcome on the show.

TMZ broke the story ... Argento admitted in text messages to having sex with then-17-year-old Jimmy Bennett, despite recently denying it. There is also a photo of the 2 in bed at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Marina del Rey, CA, where they hooked up.

Argento, one of the first voices in the #MeToo movement and one of the first women to accuse Harvey Weinstein of rape, paid Bennett $380,000 as a settlement back in April. She has said her then-boyfriend, Anthony Bourdain, paid the money.

Urban Meyer Made Strip Club Rule ... After '14 OSU Recruiting Trip

8/23/2018 6:21 AM PDT
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Ex-Ohio State WR coach Zach Smith blew stacks at a strip club with another OSU coach and at least 1 high school coach during a recruiting trip in 2014 ... and afterwards, Urban Meyer threatened his job. 

It's all in the Ohio State investigation report detailing Meyer's history with Smith ... who was fired in July after a series of incidents stemming from domestic violence allegations

In the report, investigators say, "In May 2014, in connection with an out-of-town recruiting trip to Florida, Zach Smith ran up a significant bill at a local strip club along with another OSU football coach and one or more high school coaches."

Smith spent at least $600 in the club -- which investigators say came from "personal funds."

Urban Meyer later learned about the incident and told Smith that, if it happened again, he would be fired.

Meyer also changed up the 2014 coaches manual to include a “morality clause,” telling staff to avoid strip clubs "or venues that would embarrass The Ohio State University."

The revised manual also prohibited coaches from having porn on any university-issued computer, phone, iPad, etc.

Of course, that part is relevant because Smith took penis pics while at the White House on the official Ohio State trip to D.C. to meet President Barack Obama in April 2015. 

He also took explicit pics of himself in various OSU football facilities. 

Unclear why Smith wasn't punished for violating the terms in the 2014 manual. 

Ohio State ultimately suspended Meyer for 3 games for failing to take sufficient management action relating to Zach Smith's misconduct. 

The Used Band Loses Bid To Restrain Ex-Guitarist

8/19/2018 12:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Alt-rock band The Used has some major issues to work out with ex-guitarist Justin Shekoski.

The band got a temporary restraining order against Justin -- 'cause of some threatening texts he sent after being fired -- but that order expired and the judge just rejected the band's request to make the order permanent ... citing a lack of evidence.

But, the beef isn't over.

Justin is still PISSED ... denying he made real threats, adding the band owes him money and recognition for his contributions to the group.

Shekoski doesn't deny sending text messages threatening he'd hang himself during a show -- but claims he wasn't serious about it and was just venting over the band's treatment toward him.

Justin's attorney Ambrosio Rodriguez says the failed move for a permanent restraining order was nothing more than a ruse to cheat his client out of royalties for the band's album, "The Canyon."

Donald Trump to Omarosa Newly Released Audio ... I Had No Clue You Were Fired!!!

8/13/2018 6:16 AM PDT

President Trump either didn't know his Chief of Staff fired Omarosa or he played dumb ... this according to newly released audio in which Trump tells her he had no idea she got the ax.

You hear Trump faintly express regret as Omarosa explains General John Kelly gave her walking papers the day before. Monday on "Today," she said the President is nothing more than Gen. Kelly's puppet. 

Omarosa also secretly recorded her conversation with Kelly, who would not say if Trump knew he was firing her.

She told TMZ on Saturday ... she believed Trump was a racist who was trying to start a race war. Omarosa says she heard an audio of an outtake of 'The Apprentice' in which Trump allegedly used the n-word.

The White House has lashed out at Omarosa, saying she's a liar and a disgruntled former employee. Trump himself just lit into her, apparently in response to the new audio, saying she was "wacky" and "begged" him for the administration role.  

Glenn Close I Love James Gunn, But Be Smarter on Social Media!

7/26/2018 4:50 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Glenn Close seems conflicted about the firing of director James Gunn over his offensive tweets, but she has some advice for him when it comes to social media.

We got the legendary actress Thursday outside a BUILD Series event in NYC for her upcoming movie  "The Wife" ... and asked her about Disney's decision to fire Gunn. She worked with him when she played Nova Prime in "Guardians of the Galaxy."

She deflected on whether she supports Disney's move, and instead said Gunn, and others, should take a different approach before clicking "tweet" or "share." 

As we reported ... Gunn was axed as director of the 'Guardians' franchise after years-old tweets surfaced in which he made crass and offensive comments about 9/11, AIDS, rape and pedophilia.

Martina McBride Sued You Made Interns Clean Toilets!!!

6/12/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Country star Martina McBride used interns to do her dirty work ... so claims a former employee who says he was fired for reporting her to authorities.

Richard Hanson is suing Martina and her husband, John, claiming the McBrides hired unpaid interns and assigned them menial tasks like cleaning bathrooms, setting up and tearing down equipment, and delivering food.

The most alarming allegation -- according to docs obtained by TMZ -- is that John once sent 2 interns to his home to check for an intruder, and handed them a loaded gun for protection.

Hanson says he headed up the internship program until 2017, and continually told the McBrides the interns needed to be paid at least minimum wage. He claims his pleas fell on deaf ears. He says he filed a claim with the Department of Labor and says John fired him in retaliation.

Hanson's now suing for $1 million and other damages. We've reached out to Martina and John ... so far, no word back.

Will.i.am's Company Sued You Fired Me Because I'm Over 40 ... Where Is the Love?!?

6/7/2018 3:26 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Will.i.am's company is ageist, according to his former chef who says she got canned purely because she's over 40.

Pamela Bailey is suing will.i.am Music claiming the Black Eyed Peas singer laid off a bunch of employees in 2017. In the docs, she says everyone who got the boot was at least 40 years old.

Bailey says will.i.am hired her in 2008 to cook for him and his entourage. She says she was a model employee, never had any issues on the job ... and even got a raise and added responsibilities during her tenure. But, she says she was 61 when the mass firings went down last year.

In her suit, Bailey says will.i.am straight-up violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967.

We've reached out to will.i.am, so far no word back.

Master P I'm The Perfect Coach For Raptors ... Here's Why

5/14/2018 7:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Master P says he's the perfect man to take the reins up in the north, now that Dwane Casey's been fired ... and he's stating his case to TMZ Sports.

Before you even start wondering ... P's serious ... he's been angling for an NBA coaching job for some time now, citing his on-court experience and knack for developing players.

The Raptors punted Casey last week, and when we got P in L.A. ... he broke down what Casey did wrong in the playoffs, and how he would've handled things differently if he was running things up there.

BTW ... Toronto is one of the teams P played with during his attempt at an NBA career, so it's not like he doesn't know the lay of the land up there.

SUPER BTW ... remember, P goes WAY back with Raptors star DeMar DeRozan, having coached him during his high school years in Los Angeles.

We're just sayin' ...

Mariah Carey Ex-Mgr. Claims Sexual Harassment ... Singer's ALWAYS Naked!

4/16/2018 10:31 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mariah Carey's former manager claims she was repeatedly sexually harassed by the singer, because Mariah was constantly naked in front of her ... TMZ has learned, but Mariah calls the allegation "baseless." 

We broke the story ... Stella Stolper filed docs putting Carey's team on notice a lawsuit is coming, and now we know what's behind it all. We're told Stella is claiming Mariah rarely wore clothes around her, and was not only naked ... but did sexual things in Stella's presence.

We're told Stella will also allege Mariah has a substance abuse problem, and fails to take her meds for bipolar disorder. Just last week, Mariah revealed she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2001 ... but Stella's claiming that's just a small part of her problems.

Further, Stella will claim she was unfairly fired in the middle of her 3-year contract, and is still due a ton of cash. She's giving Mariah an opportunity to make things right, before the lawsuit is filed.

A rep for Mariah tells us, "If this frivolous and baseless claim is filed, we will defend against it vigorously and successfully."

Kevin Spacey D.A.'s Office Reviewing Sex Crimes Case

4/11/2018 1:21 PM PDT
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Kevin Spacey is officially under the microscope of the L.A. County District Attorney's Office, which is reviewing a sex crimes case against him.

TMZ has confirmed the L.A. County Sheriff's Department turned over a case against the actor to the D.A. -- specifically, the Sex Crimes Task Force. As we reported ... scores of alleged victims have come forward against Spacey accusing him of sexual misconduct.

He's also been accused of sexual assault in other states, as well as London, where he's currently under investigation for at least 3 sexual assault claims. 

Spacey was fired from "House of Cards," and was completely replaced in the movie "All the Money in the World" ... after sexual misconduct allegations first surfaced.

He's reportedly been completing sex addiction rehab in Arizona. He's yet to face criminal charges for any of the alleged incidents.

Howard Univ. Protesters Like Rihanna Said ... Bitch Better Have Our Financial Aid!!!

3/29/2018 3:19 PM PDT
Breaking News

Rihanna's "Bitch Better Have My Money" is now the battle cry for Howard University students protesting the school's massive financial aid scandal ... and Thursday it was blaring on campus.

A crowd of students stormed the school's administration building and chanted RiRi's lyrics -- a not-so tongue-in-cheek response to the school firing 6 employees for misappropriating more than $1 million intended for low-income students. 

The university's president, Wayne Fredrick, released a statement Wednesday saying the school found out about the allegations back in December 2016, investigated the matter and then fired the alleged thieves last year.

Students on campus only got the news this week when a whistleblower blogged about it -- and they're, understandably, pissed. We suspect Howard has a new unofficial fight song.

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