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Metta World Peace

I ALMOST Retired

'Cause I Loooooove Mudslides

7/18/2013 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Metta World Peace says he seriously considered retiring from the NBA when he was dropped from the Lakers ... because he REEALLLY wanted to drink mudslides on a beach in Florida.

Mudslides are, in fact, delicious.

"I was thinking about just going down to like Destin, Florida ... 'which is one of the best beaches in America that's not too expensive to travel to," Metta says.

"So I was thinking about going to Destin, Florida or maybe going to Sarasota and just enjoying the beach. Sitting back ... mudslides. I loooove some mudslides."

So, why didn't he hang 'em up? 33-year-old Metta says he still has 3-5 good years left in the league ... and he's really excited to play with the New York Knicks.

Still, Metta says he enjoyed playing in L.A. -- and LOVED his teammates -- and expects the Lakers to play in the finals next year ... against the Knicks, of course.

NBA Star Kenneth Faried

My Dong Is

HUUUUGE!

7/17/2013 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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OK ... this video is INSANE -- but in a good way ... a way that's going to make you laugh, make you shake your head, laugh again ... and then wonder, "What the hell did I just watch?"

The star of the video is Denver Nuggets superstar Kenneth Faried -- who also happens to be on the cover of the ESPN body issue ... the one with all the naked athletes.

The 23-year-old was leaving Lure nightclub in Hollywood last night -- and seemed a little boozy (but in a playful way) ... when things quickly spun out of control.

First -- our guy had no idea who Kenneth was (so Kenneth messed with him and told him he's a soccer player ... pretty funny).

As Kenneth continues to mess with our guy, one of the NBA star's friends whips out the ESPN mag ... and our photog finally puts 2 and 2 together. It's hilarious.

And that's when the REAL fun begins ... with our photog asking about the naked photo shoot:

Photog: Were you nervous in the nude?
Kenneth: No! My d**k is big!!!

Kenneth then holds up the cover and starts musing on and on about his physique ... "I'm a SEXY INDIVIDUAL. Look at that s**t. You see that s**t? Look at them yams! Look at them abs!"

KF also says he's down to do Playgirl ... but there's a catch.

The best part of the encounter ... Kenneth took the responsible route home -- and got into a waiting SUV.

Love this guy.

Justin Bieber

SPITS IN MAN'S FACE

... Allegedly

7/16/2013 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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An Ohio man claims Justin Bieber confronted him inside a bar and SPIT IN HIS FACE this weekend ... all because JB thought he was secretly taking pics.

The man -- a DJ who performed at the Social Room on Park Street in Columbus, OH earlier that evening -- called in to the Dave and Jimmy show on WNCI and explained the saga ... saying it all started in the VIP room.

"Two of Bieber's bouncers approached me and said I was trying to take pictures of Bieber."

The man thinks JB was concerned because it was a 21+ night in the club ... and Justin's only 19.

The DJ says Bieber's people grabbed his phone and started going through it looking for pics -- but didn't find any. Still, the man claims, the bouncers told JB the DJ was trying to take pics.

According to the DJ, Justin approached him moments later ... and spouted off a couple of "choice words."

"He called my mom something, called my dad something, called me something ... and spit in my face."

TMZ spoke to the DJ ... who tells us he plans on filing charges.  He's also been tested for hepatitis ... but says the tests came back negative.

The DJ's story is interesting because it's not the first time Bieber has been accused of spitting in someone's face. The singer's neighbor in Calabasas made the same allegation when he confronted Justin about speeding in their gated community.

Bieber's official rep refused to comment -- but a source in JB's camp tells TMZ, "Everything's been going really well on the tour and it's just really sad that someone would copycat others' baseless claims just to try and get attention for themselves."

Jason Kidd

Pleads GUILTY

in Drunk Driving Case

7/16/2013 9:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Former NBA star Jason Kidd just pled guilty to drunk driving in New York ... but the Brooklyn Nets coach won't spend a single day behind bars.

As we previously reported, Kidd was arrested on July 15, 2012 ... after crashing his Cadillac SUV into a telephone poll around 2am. Cops say he reeked of booze.

In the hours leading up to the crash, Kidd was partying at a club and appeared so drunk, he had to be carried out of the place.

This morning, Kidd pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor DWI (driving while intoxicated) ... and was placed on interim probation. Kidd was also ordered to speak to high school students in Long Island about the dangers of driving drunk.

FYI -- "interim probation" is a voluntary version of regular probation. Bottom line -- if Kidd violates his probation, the judge can still throw his ass in jail.

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Chris Brown

Prison Schmizon

LET'S PARTY!!!

7/16/2013 7:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Chris Brown didn't let the threat of 4 years in the big house get in the way of a big night out in Hollywood Monday ... because Chris partied like a rap star at the Playboy Mansion.

Brown -- whose probation was revoked Monday afternoon in the Rihanna beating case -- mugs with 2 cute chicks at a charity event to celebrate the MLB All-Star game.  

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Chris hung with Snoop Lion and L.A. Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig (fast becoming a Hollywood party animal).

Playboy Mansion with the homies ... every guy's cure-all.

Justin Bieber

Hey Selena ...

Beer Me

7/16/2013 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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So much for Selena Gomez being a good influence on Justin Bieber ... TMZ has obtained a photo of the underage singer boozing at a 4th of July party in L.A. -- and Selena just stood by and watched.

The photo was snapped at a Hollywood Hills house -- where the drinking age is still 21 -- and as you can see, Bieber is cradling a beer bottle (Dos Equis to be exact) ... squishing his crotch against Selena.

As we first reported, Selena gave Bieber another shot ... reuniting with him on the condition he clean up his act, and cut the antics -- pot smoking, speeding and bucket peeing -- with his buddies.

Apparently, 20-year-old Selena -- like almost every single college-aged kid -- is still cool with underage drinking though.

As for his taste in brew -- Justin Bieber doesn't always drink beer, but when he does ... he prefers to wear shorts made out of salvaged traffic cones.

Stay thirsty my friends.

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Cory Monteith

Double Life

Sober for 'Glee', Wild in Vancouver

7/16/2013 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Cory Monteith
was leading a double life -- a hard-working, "Glee" star in L.A. struggling to stay clean ... a hard-partying substance abuser in Vancouver.

CORY'S L.A. LIFE

Our sources say Cory's GF Lea Michele and his "Glee" cast knew his struggles all too well and spent a lot of time keeping him clean and sober.  We're told Cory never showed up on the set under the influence of anything and most of the time abstained from drugs and alcohol.

The pic above shows the last trip Cory and Lea took together -- it was taken on June 18th in Fire Island, where they visited a friend on a movie set.  We're told Cory was sober the entire time.

There were, however, lapses, which is why he checked into rehab in April.

CORY'S LIFE IN VANCOUVER

Our sources say Cory's resolve to stay clean dissipated whenever he returned to his native Canada.  That's where he became a drug addict with a serious drinking problem.

Corey went back to Vancouver many times, and hung out with many of the friends who helped fuel his addiction.  We're told alcohol and drugs were always involved. 

Our sources say Cory's family was aware he reverted back whenever he went North of the border, and they tried in vain to help.  We're told as family members became alarmed recently and began making a full-court press ... Cory became distant.

Somehow, Cory was able to compartmentalize his life into a tragic tale of 2 cities ... and the city where he slipped became the city where he died.

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Gilbert Arenas

Arrest Did NOT Stop

My Epic Fireworks Show!

7/13/2013 6:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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071313_gilbert_arenas_launchGilbert Arenas says his explosive arrest for having a truckload (literally) of fireworks did not put a damper on his show ... because he had TWO MORE truckloads worth!!!

TMZ broke the story ... the former NBA All-Star was arrested on June 27 after cops found him with 100 lbs worth of illegal fireworks.

But Arenas tells TMZ he was carrying the fireworks (which he claims were "technically" not illegal) for a charity fireworks event AND still managed to make it happen ... despite the setback.

He says, "I had three trucks full. They just got the one." Adding "It was epic."

Sure sounds like it.

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Justin Bieber

I WON'T Turn My Back

On Lil Twist and Lil Za

7/12/2013 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Justin Bieber
refuses to throw Lil Za and Lil Twist out on the street ... even after all of the trouble they've caused ... because he considers them "true friends" ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Bieber tell TMZ ... members of Justin's camp have been pleading with him to boot the Lils out of his Calabasas home and forbid them from driving his fleet of fancy cars after a string of embarrassing incidents including Twist's DUI arrest in JB's car.

We're told Bieber's camp has been very concerned about the way he acts when he's with the Lil crew -- and have been vocal that the guys are a bad influence.

Why? Weed ... sizzurp ... neighborhood wars ... pissing in public ... anti-Clintonism ... and of course, Twist's DUI arrest.  The Lils had a role in all of that stuff ... and people close to Beiber want it to stop.

But despite the warnings, Justin is pushing back HARD ... claiming he would never turn his back on his boys, because that's not what friends do.

Plus, one source says Justin's been surrounded by adults for most of his life -- and now that he finally has a group of close friends that are his age, the last thing he wants to do is push them away.

Bottom line -- get used to Za and Twist ... they're not going anywhere.

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Justin Bieber

Chicago Nightclub CITED

For Serving Underage Bieber

7/11/2013 10:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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2:23 PM PT --
Management at Bodi nightclub issued a statement to TMZ ... saying, "On Tuesday night, Justin Bieber made a brief appearance at Bodi to support his close friend, DJ Tay James, who was performing at Bodi that evening."

Bodi continues, "Justin was not served any alcoholic beverages while at Bodi" ... adding, "Neither Justin nor anyone affiliated with Bodi broke any laws."

"We believe this matter amounts to a simple misunderstanding with local police officers. We have requested a meeting with Chicago's local liquor control commissioner and look forward to resolving the situation quickly."

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Justin Bieber
was kicked out of a Chicago nightclub this week ... when cops determined the 19-year-old pop star was being illegally served alcohol inside the establishment ... TMZ has learned.

It all went down Tuesday night at Bodi nightclub in Chi-town. We've learned ... cops entered the joint after being tipped off that Bieber and his crew were inside the 21+ establishment -- and allegedly boozing.

We've learned ... officials questioned nightclub employees and determined Bieber was, in fact, served alcohol in the club.

Bieber was immediately kicked out of the place and cops delivered a citation to the club honchos for: "Serve/allow person under 21 on premises w/o parent/guardian."

The citation specifically refers to Justin Bieber and his "entourage."

A rep for the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection tells TMZ, "The ticket was issued by the police to Bodi Nightclub for admitting and knowingly having underage persons in the establishment."

The rep adds, "Typically the fine for a ticket like this would be $1,000.00, but the fine is not determined until the case is heard by a hearing officer and if the establishment is found liable for the violation."

A hearing on the matter will be scheduled for the near future -- Bieber will probably NOT be forced to attend.

Justin & Selena

Selena Takes Him Back

But There's a Catch ...

7/11/2013 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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According to sources, Selena had firmly resisted reuniting with Justin after their most recent breakup because he and his friends have been acting like raging self-entitled jackasses the last few months -- smoking pot, speeding around in expensive cars, and pissing in mop buckets.

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But Justin -- being the Casanova that he is -- was able to change her mind ... and on July 4th, we're told he won her back  by promising to change his douche ways. Apparently, Selena bought it.

We're told JB and his "Wild Kidz" goons have taken notice of the public backlash against their ridiculous behavior -- hard not to -- and they all decided to clean up their acts.

Sounds like BS -- considering Bieber's abysmal track record for making phony apologies and continuing to act like an oblivious self-important douche-baby -- but our sources say Selena has always been an extremely positive influence on him ... and if anyone can change him, it's her.

You'll notice -- Bieber's string of crappy behavior has almost perfectly coincided with him being single. Whenever he was with Selena, however, Bieber seems to retire his crown as Douche King, the Supreme and Unapologetic Leader of Doucheland, and act like a semi-gentleman.

Bottom line, it seems like no one else can fix Justin, so why not give Selena a shot? It might just be crazy enough to work.

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Aaron Rodgers

HITS THE CLUBS

... Still a Sore Loser

7/10/2013 10:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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071013_aaron_rogers_launchGreen Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers hit up the Hollywood club scene last night ... rollin' into Bootsy Bellows on the Sunset Strip ... but it's clear, he's still bitter over the infamous 2012 jersey bet.

Let us refresh your memory -- right at the beginning of the '12 season, Rodgers made a friendly wager with one of the guys from Boyz II Men ... that if the Packers lost to the 49ers, he'd have to wear a SF jersey.

The Pack lost -- and Rodgers TOTALLY WEASELED OUT OF THE BET LIKE A CHUMP!!!!

Anyway, we called him out on the b*tch move for months ... and when we ran into him in L.A. last night, it was clear ... dude still holds a grudge.

Whatever, we're still taking him #1 in our fantasy draft.

Justin Bieber

Pisses Into Restaurant Mop Bucket

'F*** Bill Clinton!'

7/10/2013 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Justin Bieber
is an oblivious, self-important little twit who goes out of his way to make the working man's life miserable -- just watch this video of the singer pissing into a restaurant mop bucket ... and laughing like he's the king of the world.

The clip was shot in NYC earlier this year -- we're told Bieber and his idiotic friends were leaving some nightclub, exiting through a restaurant kitchen, and Bieber decided he needed to take a leak.

But rather than go to a bathroom like a civilized person, Bieber -- wearing pants that should literally be illegal -- whipped out his junk and whizzed into a yellow mop bucket used to clean the restaurant's floors ... meaning whoever's job it was to mop the place up had to physically change Bieber's disgusting piss water.

And the worst part ... Bieber's friends act like the restaurant should be HONORED that the singer decided to piss there. It's revolting.

We can't say for sure if the group was drunk, but it sure sounds like they were.

Oh yeah, at the end of the video, Bieber sprays a photo of Bill Clinton with cleaning liquid for some reason ... saying, "F*** Bill Clinton!"

We don't know what Bill Clinton did to Justin Bieber ... but whatever it was, Bieber probably deserved it. Thank you, Bill. Thank you.

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