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Roy Jones Jr. Gone Fishin' ... But I Ain't Done Boxing

9/7/2016 11:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0906-roy-jones-jr-fishing-tmz-sportsRoy Jones Jr. has a message for the boxing world ... I AIN'T DONE JUST YET!!

Less than a month after tearing his right bicep fighting Rodney Moore -- and saying the injury may end his career -- Jones Jr. tells TMZ Sports he feels great and is eyeing a return to the ring.

"I'm doing much better. My arm feels good."

In fact, Roy felt good enough to catch some big fish in Pensacola, Florida this weekend (Roy says he caught a shark) ... albeit while rockin' a big arm brace.

So, when does 47-year-old RJJ anticipate a return to the squared circle? 

"As early as December. Possibly January."

Pop Warner Football Sued You Didn't Protect Our Kids from CTE ... Now, They're Dead

9/2/2016 7:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0902-pop-youth-football-getty-02The Pop Warner youth football league is being sued by the parents of two former players who say their kids died as a result of CTE ...claiming the league didn't do enough to protect the athletes. 

The women behind the class action suit are Kimberly Archie and Jo Cornell. Archie's son, Paul Bright Jr., -- who played Pop Warner from '97 to '04 -- died in a motorcycle crash in 2014. His brain was sent to a lab and it was discovered he had CTE. 

Cornell's son, Tyler Cornell, played Pop Warner from '97 to '02. He committed suicide in 2014 and was later found to have CTE as well. 

Long story short ... both women claim Pop Warner failed to establish equipment standards designed to protect young kids from serious brain injuries, such as CTE. 

In their suit, the woman claim PW failed to regulate and monitor practices, game rules, equipment and medical care. 

Had Pop Warner taken the necessary steps, both women claim their sons may not have developed CTE. 

BTW, the lawyer behind the suit is Tom Girardi -- who's not only one of the most successful plaintiff's attorneys in history, but also happens to be married to 'Real Housewives of Bev Hills' star Erika Jayne. 

Teddy Bridgewater Dr. Oz Breaks Down Knee Injury ... Good News, Vikings Fans

9/1/2016 11:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Here's an inside look at Teddy Bridgewater's devastating knee injury ... and by "inside look" ... we mean Dr. Oz is taking you INSIDE a knee to show you exactly what Teddy's up against.  

You gotta check out the clip ... Dr. Oz shows exactly what happened to the Vikings QB's knee when he dislocated it and tore his ACL earlier this week. 

Plus, Dr. Oz also breaks down Tony Romo's back injury -- showing why it's a "big deal" ... but one Tony can definitely overcome.

Paris Jackson Reconnects with Mom After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

8/30/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0829_debbie-rowe-paris_jackson_gettyDebbie Rowe just found out she must undergo chemo and radiation to fight her breast cancer that was recently diagnosed -- but if there is a silver lining, it's that the illness has brought Paris Jackson back into her life.

We've learned Paris -- who went radio silent on Debbie 2 years ago -- has been spending time with her mom since we broke the story last month she's fighting breast cancer. Paris has been visiting Debbie at her ranch and Debbie has gone to Paris' home, where the 2 have reestablished their bond. They're also texting ... a lot.  

Debbie and Paris became very close after Paris' dad, Michael Jackson, died back in 2009. But a couple years ago Paris cut all ties ... wouldn't even return Debbie's calls.

We're told Debbie starts her chemo next month, and Paris is at the center of her support system.

Steve-O My Ankle's in Pieces After Porta Potty Crash

8/29/2016 9:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Steve-O came out on the losing end of a run-in with a wooden porta potty ... and by losing we mean his ankle is shattered in THREE places, and the video is brutal.

We got this video of Steve-O trying to pull the insane stunt Sunday in San Diego -- he perched himself, with a skateboard, on top of the porta potty ... then pro skating legend Danny Way drove a car underneath him, shattering the poop shed.  

He even got Tony Hawk to record the whole thing ... and you gotta see how it went down.

In a word -- BAD. Steve dislocated and broke his right ankle. He says doctors set it in a temporary cast, and once the swelling goes down ... he'll need surgery to put some hardware in there. For good measure, he broke his heel in his left foot too.  

BTW ... no pain pills for Steve since he's a recovering addict.  


Richard Branson If My Face Didn't Break My Fall ... I'd Be DEAD!

8/26/2016 7:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking Face

0826_richard_branson_bike_crash_photos_launchRichard Branson is a disaster on 2 wheels ... and this one damn near killed him.

The billionaire adventurer's face is busted up after a horrific cycling accident on Virgin Gorda in the Caribbean. Branson says he was flying downhill shortly after sunset, and never saw a speed bump in the road. 

66-year-old Branson says he was launched over his handlebars and slammed down on concrete ... face first. The Virgin honcho says he broke his cheekbone and severely bruised his shoulder. The bike went over a hillside.  

He says he's lucky to be alive. Again.

Keep in mind, Branson's already survived run-ins with deadly stingrays, smashed out his teeth with a tennis racket, and walked away from multiple bad balloon landings. 

Might be time to join a Bridge club, bruh.

Sarah Jessica Parker Blasts EpiPen She Promoted ... Forces Company's Hand

8/25/2016 9:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0825-Sarah-jessica-Parker-tmz-03Sarah Jessica Parker's so outraged about the price hike of the EpiPen, she pulled the plug on her relationship with the company ... and painted them into a corner.

Sarah ripped the pharmaceutical company Mylan for increasing the medicine's price by 500% since 2009. Her son has a peanut allergy, and she not only depends on EpiPen, but also was a paid spokesperson. Thursday morning she posted a scathing announcement that she was done working with Mylan. 

It's pretty shocking, 9 years ago an EpiPen reportedly cost $57 -- today a 2-pack goes for around $600.

Mylan felt the heat from Sarah and others -- including Hillary Clinton -- and hours after Sarah's post ... announced it would offer coupons, and take other steps, to help make the meds affordable. For the record, it's blaming health care system flaws for the price increase. 


Boxer Jose Benavidez Jr. Shot In Arizona ... 'Expected to Live'

8/25/2016 9:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0825-Jose-Benavidez-Jr-GETTY-02Undefeated boxing prodigy Jose Benavidez Jr. -- who's 25-0 as a pro -- was shot while out on a walk in Arizona early Tuesday morning ... but we're told he's expected to survive. 

FYI, the 24-year-old Top Rank fighter is a rising star in the sport -- and recently chalked up a high profile victory over Francisco Santana on the undercard of the Crawford vs. Postol fight in Vegas. 

Sources tell us ... Benavidez was out walking one of his pets near his home in Phoenix when he was approached by an unknown man who pulled out a gun and shot him in the leg. 

The Phoenix PD confirms the shooting and says the victim was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

However, one source with knowledge of the situation tells us Jose's injuries pose a serious threat to his boxing career. 

So far, no arrests have been made. 

Story developing ... 

'Kelly and Michael' Sued I Fell into Their 'Trap'

8/25/2016 9:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0825-kelly-michael-getty-02Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan's TV studio was a dark and dangerous place -- and not only because of their feud -- according to an audience member who says she had a trippy and painful experience.

The woman, named Judith, says her January 2014 visit to "Live with Kelly and Michael" included a hard fall on her ass, and she's blaming it on an incompetent employee leading her through a poorly lit area of the studio with cables all over the place. 

She's not specific about exactly how she went down, but in the lawsuit she just filed ... she mentions the words "negligent" and "negligence" dozens of times while describing the scene. She calls it "trap like" conditions.

In the docs, Judith says she suffered severe and permanent injury -- again, short on specifics. She's suing the show, Disney and ABC. Kelly and Michael are not named as defendants, so ... no chance for a reunion on the witness stand. 

Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Sued Your Concert Cracked My Spine

8/24/2016 9:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0824-snoop-dogg-khalifa-tmz-01Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa are being sued by 17 concertgoers who were injured when a front row railing collapsed at their New Jersey concert earlier this month.

You'll recall ... at least 40 people were hurt -- several had to be hospitalized -- when the crowd barrier gave out without warning. One of the victims says he suffered a fractured spine.

According to the suit, Snoop and Wiz yelled, "Everybody in the mother******* grass bring your ass down here" ... right before the collapse. The plaintiffs say that call to action caused the stampede which lead to the collapse.

Three of the plaintiffs were employees at the venue, BB&T Pavilion. Live Nation, which owns the venue, is also named as a defendant in the lawsuit. They say the company had made shoddy repairs on the railing in the last year.

After the collapse, people fell roughly 10 feet onto the concrete below, and the show ended abruptly.

Tre Mason's Mom to Cops Football Destroyed My Son ... 'He's Not Himself Anymore'

8/23/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tre Mason's mother has told police ... her son should NOT be playing football anymore -- because the head injuries he suffered in the NFL have had a devastating impact on his mental health. 

TMZ Sports has obtained police footage from a July 27th incident when cops cited the L.A. Rams running back for illegally riding his ATV around his neighborhood in Palm Beach, Florida. 

When they got to his home, cops told his family they were concerned Mason was too busy "f***ing around" and "should be playing football."

That's when Tre's mother dropped some real talk on the cops. 

"No, he actually shouldn't," she said ..."because this is the [side of] football that nobody knows about."

"He's 22 in a 10-year-old's mindset right now ... Tre's not himself at all."

Tre's mother says the family could see an obvious change in Tre's personality after the 2015 NFL season ended.

As we previously reported, Tre has been at the center of several police incidents in the past few months -- and his family clearly believes football is the root of the problem.

The Rams say they have not been in touch with Mason since last season -- and judging by the video, it doesn't seem like they'll ever hear from him again. 

Carlton Gebbia Carted From Club On a Stretcher

8/22/2016 11:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Carlton Gebbia was barely conscious while being loaded into an ambulance Friday night, and it appears alcohol is to blame ... TMZ has learned.

The 'Real Housewife of Beverly Hills' star appeared unresponsive outside Bootsy Bellows. She was eventually put into a wheelchair before paramedics arrived and placed her on a stretcher.

Sources tell us an ambulance was called to transport an unconscious female.

Multiple sources tell us they believe Gebbia's condition was caused from excessive alcohol while in the club.

It's unclear how long she was hospitalized, but sources close to the 'Real Housewife' tell us she was resting at home on Sunday.

We reached out to Carlton, so far no word back.


Lou Pearlman Died from Heart Issues

8/22/2016 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0822_lou_pearlman_launchLou Pearlman died from an ongoing cardiac problem ... TMZ has learned.

According to the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner's Office, the mastermind behind the Backstreet Boys and 'NSYNC ... died at a Miami hospital where he was scheduled to have heart surgery. 

We're told 62-year-old Pearlman had been transferred from his prison cell to have the surgery, but as we reported ... he died Friday -- before the procedure. He had a history of cardiac issues.

The official cause of death is listed as natural causes.

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