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Kimbo Slice's Son I Love Antonio Brown's Cleats ... Now Go Ball Out!!

10/15/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Antonio Brown's tribute to the late Kimbo Slice just got the stamp of approval from Kimbo's son ... who says he's proud to see his father honored in such an awesome way.

TMZ Sports spoke with Kevin Ferguson Jr. -- a.k.a. Baby Slice  -- about the kicks ... and what it means to him to have one of the NFL's best show love to his pops.

"It feels good, man ... it lets me know that my dad touched a lot of people."

The clip's pretty cool ... Kevin has a message for Brown. He also previews his pro MMA debut at Bellator 162 next week ... and it doesn't sound promising for the dude steppin' into the cage with Baby Slice.


Tommy Ford Death Talk During Final Interview

10/15/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tommy Ford talked like he was at death's door shortly before he died.

TMZ has obtained what appears to be the "Martin" star's last interview ever with Xcellence Community Magazine founder Dr. Angella Banks. He almost wrote his own eulogy.

TMZ broke the story ... Tommy died Wednesday after an aneurysm ruptured. He was 52.



Hot Model Lindsey Pelas Talks LSU Tiger Mascot ... In The Language Of Cleavage

10/15/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

There are VERY BIG reasons to watch this clip ...

One ... IG model Lindsey Pelas is going to give some really thoughtful and smart insights on the drama her alma mater, LSU, is having with PETA over its live tiger mascot.

Two ... she's doing it while wearing a low-cut shirt sure to bring out the tiger in most of you guys ... and some of you ladies.

Check out the clip -- she's not really on the side of PETA, and she's not really on the side of keeping the mascot ... but she's definitely on the side of BEING SUPER DAMN FREAKIN' HOT.

R.I.P. Mike VI.


Prince Tribute Stevie, Chaka & More ... Nearly 5 Hour Send-off Show!

10/14/2016 7:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1014-prince-gallery-launch-getty-01It took almost 6 months, but Prince's final tribute was a monster of a show with huge performances ... despite some big name dropouts.

Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Tori Kelly, and Jessie J ... were just a few of the names that put on the marathon show -- it went for more than 4 1/2 hours inside Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

The sold-out show overcame last minute cancellations from John Mayer, Anita Baker and Christina Aguilera

The show ended with "Purple Rain" ... and an ominous recording of Prince's voice saying, "I love you." 

'Martin' Star Tommy Ford Dead at 52

10/12/2016 2:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1012_tommy_ford_remembering_launchTommy Ford -- who played Tommy on the '90s hit show "Martin" -- has died ... TMZ has learned. 

Tommy passed away Wednesday in an Atlanta hospital surrounded by family and friends.

As we reported, Ford had been on life support after an aneurysm ruptured in his abdomen. He was initially hospitalized Sunday, and his health had declined since. Family made the decision to turn off support this afternoon.

Ford played Martin Lawrence's best friend for all 5 seasons of the show. Co-star Carl Payne arrived at Ford's bedside on Wednesday morning. He tells us, "On behalf of the family, we would like to thank everyone for their love, support and prayers." He says the family will announce funeral arrangements at a later date.

He was 52. 

Jim Carrey's Lawyer Late GF Had No Contact With Mom Lawsuit is Another Sham!!

10/11/2016 12:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1011-cathriona-white-Jim-Carrey-INSTAGRAM-TMZ-01Jim Carrey's late girlfriend had a broken relationship with her mother and they were estranged for years ... according to Carrey's lawyer.

Marty Singer claims Cathriona White received a message from her mom a few days before her suicide that was so demoralizing ... Cat cut off all contact with her. He also says Cat was forced to leave home at the age of 15 because of the way her mom treated her.

Singer says the wrongful death suit filed by the mother, Brigid Sweetman, is headed down the "same dark path" as Cat's estranged husband's lawsuit ... which he refers to as a sham.

Carrey's lawyer says Sweetman is directing her grief and rage over the loss of her daughter at his client ... but it's just another attempt to capitalize on her death.


LSU's Mascot Mike the Tiger Dies ... After Cancer Battle

10/11/2016 11:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

1011_lsu_mike_the_tiger_getty-realSad news from the bayou ... LSU's beloved live tiger mascot Mike VI has died following a 4 month battle with cancer. 

The school announced the 11-year-old Bengali-Siberian tiger was "humanely euthanized" Tuesday morning after entering hospice care at his "night house" on the LSU campus. 

Mike was diagnosed with a rare form of incurable cancer back in May -- and developed a tumor bigger than a baseball behind his eye that specialists say would have eventually killed him. 

LSU says Mike's caretakers kept a close watch during his final hours to make sure he did not suffer. 


Jim Carrey Sued For Wrongful Death By Ex-Girlfriend's Mom

10/11/2016 9:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

1011_jim_carrey_Cathriona-White_tmz_instagram-2Jim Carrey has been slapped with a lawsuit by the mother of his ex-girlfriend, claiming she OD'd after she realized he had given her 3 STDs and when she confronted him he dumped her.

Cathriona White's mom, Brigid Sweetman, claims in a new lawsuit ... Jim did more than just infect her. The suit alleges he shamed her by calling her a "whore" and threatened her with the help of "fixers" who tried to silence her.

Sweetman says in the suit her daughter learned from a doctor in 2013 she had contracted 2 types of herpes and chlamydia. Sweetman says Carrey was first dismissive and then claimed she contracted any disease she might have from someone else.

The mom says when her daughter persisted, Carrey ended the relationship and said, "You have become too much drama."

According to the lawsuit, the "fixers" scared her daughter into silence. The suit claims Cathriona struggled emotionally before OD'ing on Ambien, Propranolol and Percocet. The drugs were allegedly Carrey's ... the prescription filled under a pseudonym.  

We reached out to Carrey's people ... so far no comment.


Tupac I Blessed This Bible ... It Can Be Yours For $54k!

10/8/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1007-tupac-bible-moments-in-time-01The bible Tupac read while serving time at a maximum security prison is up for sale ... and it's expected to command a pretty penny, thanks to the rapper's John Hancock.

We're told a member of Tupac's family put the bible in the hands of online dealer Moments in Time -- which set the price at a cool $54k. The late rapper signed it along with his inmate number from the 9 months he spent at Clinton Correctional Facility in 1995.

You'll recall Tupac famously gave his "homeboys in Clinton Max" a shout-out in "Hail Mary."

Important note ... we're told Tupac's estate is not behind the sale. But when the bible sells we're told the family will get a bulk of the cash.


Antonio Brown 'The Greatest' Cleats Ever Tribute to Muhammad Ali

10/7/2016 2:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1007-antonio-brown-new-cleats-TWITTER-01He floats like a butterfly ...

He stings like a bee ...

Which is why Antonio Brown's new custom cleats are paying tribute ... to Muhammad Ali!!! 

The Pittsburgh Steelers superstar is planning to make another statement with his feet on Sunday -- with cleats featuring images of the legendary boxer. 

1007-antonio-brown-new-cleats-TWITTER-02They've even got images of a bee and a butterfly, thanks to artist Corey Pane -- the same guy who designed AB's Arnold Palmer cleats from last weekend. 

By the way, that's a lot of pressure to put Ali on your cleats -- make him proud! 

Anton Yelchin's Parents Dealership Fires Back ... Your Son Caused His Own Death

10/6/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1005_anton_yelchin_tmzAnton Yelchin's death was his own fault because he misused the Jeep that ended up rolling back and killing him ... at least according to his local dealership.

The Valencia, CA Chrysler dealership filed its response to the wrongful death lawsuit filed by Anton's parents ... listing a slew of reasons why it should not be on the hook for anything related to Anton's fatal accident.

Most damningly in the docs -- the dealer says Anton's death was the result of his own "misuse, misapplication, or damage" of the Jeep Grand Cherokee that rolled and crushed him. It's not spelled out, but the dealer seems to be hinting Anton made aftermarket changes that damaged the SUV.

The company also believes his parents didn't preserve the vehicle as it was at the time of the accident ... which would compromise critical evidence in the case.

The dealership is asking the judge to cut them loose from the lawsuit.


UFC's Josh Samman Dies After Mysterious Coma ... Coroner Confirms

10/5/2016 7:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

1005-mma-josh-samman-gettyupdate_graphic_red_bar8:59 AM PT -- The Broward County Coroner has now confirmed Samman passed away at 7:20 AM on Wednesday. 

As for cause of death, the coroner told us, "It would be hard to suggest anything other than drugs" based on the conditions in which Samman and Kirkingburg were found. 

An autopsy is scheduled -- but there could be delays due to the hurricane in the region. update-grey-gray-barUFC middleweight Josh Samman -- who appeared on "The Ultimate Fighter" -- has died after spending several days in a coma ... this according to his 'Ultimate Fighter' castmate Gilbert Jamal Smith. 

Samman was found unresponsive early Friday morning at an apartment in South Florida. His roommate, Troy Kirkingburg -- an MMA announcer -- was pronounced dead at the scene. 

It's unclear how the two men died. 

There were rumblings that heroin played a role -- but Samman's mother came out and said doctors found no traces of the drug in his system. There were also no signs of foul play according to reports.

Samman was 28. 

'Thriller' Writer Rod Temperton Dead at 66

10/5/2016 7:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

1005-rod-temperton-michael-jackson-getty-02Rod Temperton, the songwriter behind several of Michael Jackson's hits, including "Thriller" ... has died after a brief battle with cancer.

The chairman of Warner/Chappell made the announcement Wednesday morning ... though it appears Temperton died days earlier. His family has already had his funeral.

"Thriller" producer Quincy Jones brought in Temperton to write or co-write "Thriller," "Baby Be Mine" and "The Lady in My Life." He also penned "Off The Wall" and "Rock With You" for MJ.

The Brit was an established hitmaker before Jackson, writing hits for Heatwave, George Benson and Patti Austin and James Ingram.

He won a Grammy for Quincy's "Birdland" in 1990. He was also nominated for 2 Oscars for the 'Color Purple' soundtrack.

Temperton was one of those guys who might not have been a household name -- but he was a legend in the industry, and you know all his hits. 


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