TMZ

TMZ SPORTS

  • FS1
    M-T-Th-F:
    9:00 PM PST

    W:
    9:30 PM PST

Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy Dead At 48

5/23/2017 9:44 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

NFL Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy is dead at the age of 48 ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Kennedy played 11 seasons for the Seattle Seahawks ... and was an 8x Pro Bowler. He was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012.

We spoke to Orlando PD who confirmed Kennedy's passing ... but they added "there is nothing suspicious" about his death.

We've spoken to family members who say they're currently traveling to Orlando.

Cause of death is still unclear.

Story developing ...

Jane Seymour Honors Roger ... 'He Was My Bond'

5/23/2017 9:57 AM PDT

Jane Seymour remembers Roger Moore less as a kick-ass 007, and more as the funny, thoughtful guy who helped her through her first leading role, as a Bond girl.

Hours after the iconic James Bond died ... Seymour said, "Roger taught me what a movie star really was and should be." Jane played Solitaire in 1973's "Live and Let Die," which was also Roger's first Bond movie.

Although a handful of other actors ordered martinis shaken, not stirred ... Jane said of Roger in her moving Instagram post, "He was my Bond."

Moore was 89.

Terrorist Concert Blast Photo Shows Gruesome Aftermath

5/23/2017 7:00 AM PDT

The scope of the tragedy in Manchester is apparent from this picture.

Bodies were strewn in the rotunda outside the seating area where Ariana Grande had just finished her performance at the Manchester Arena.

As we reported, at least 22 people were killed ... the victims as young as 8. 59 people were injured from the nail bomb that exploded in a backpack.

There was initial confusion ... some thought the sound was not an explosion and the fatalities occurred from a stampede that followed, but the pictures make it immediately apparent ... the blast was real.

Manchester United Moment of Silence During Practice For Attack Victims

5/23/2017 7:45 AM PDT
Breaking News

Manchester United held a moment of silence for the victims of the arena attack during practice Tuesday ... and have vowed to help emergency services "in any way that may be required."

Wayne Rooney, Paul Pogba and the rest of the club paused for a minute to honor the families and victims of the terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande concert Monday night.

At least 22 people have been killed and 59 others were injured by the nail bomb attack.

Rooney's current and former teammates voiced their reactions on Twitter this morning.

Rooney: "Devastating news this morning. Thoughts and prayers are with all those affected."

Pogba: "My condolences to all families of the victims in Manchester and to all families who are losing loved ones in so many countries due to acts of violence."

Danny Higginbotham: "I'm a proud Manchester lad. What happened last night was truly horrific but won't break the great city. Thoughts with all affected"

Ashley Young: "Absolutely shocked to hear the news this morning. Thoughts with all that lost loved ones & prayers for those being treated in hospitals"

Daley Blind: "Can't believe what happened last night, My thoughts go out to all those affected. #PrayForManchester"

Man. United plays in the Europa League final against AFC Ajax on Wednesday, but UEFA says "there is currently no specific intelligence which might suggest that any of the UEFA Europa League final activities in Stockholm may be the target of attacks."

"UEFA has been closely working with local authorities and the Swedish FA for many months and the terrorist risk had been taken into account since the very beginning of the project."

Ariana Grande Concert Faces of the Victims and Missing In Manchester Arena Explosion

5/23/2017 6:48 AM PDT

Here are the faces of the dead and missing in the explosion that killed at least 22 people at the Ariana Grande concert.

One of the victims was 8-year-old Saffie Roussos.

It appears the body count remains at 22, but most have not been identified.

Police say at least 59 were injured after a man detonated a "nail bomb" in the rotunda area. Of the 59 injured, at least a dozen were taken to the hospital and all were under 16 years old.

The man who detonated the bomb died at the scene and police arrested a second suspect Tuesday. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack.

It's the deadliest terrorist attack in the UK since the London bombings of July 2005.

Roger Moore Dead at 89

5/23/2017 6:34 AM PDT
Breaking News

Sir Roger Moore, one of the most popular actors to play James Bond, died Tuesday in Switzerland.

Moore had battled cancer briefly ... according to his 3 children who released a statement saying they were all by this side in his final days.

Moore took over the Bond character in 1973's "Live and Let Die." His final one was "A View to a Kill" in 1985. All told, he played the character 7 times ... more than any other actor.

Roger also famously played Simon Templar in the popular British TV series, "The Saint" -- and served as a UNICEF ambassador for many years.

His children say there will be a private funeral held in Monaco.

Ariana Grande Suspends World Tour In Wake of Bombing

5/22/2017 7:48 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ariana Grande has indefinitely suspended her world tour in the wake of the terrorist bombing in England ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected to Ariana tell TMZ, she will not perform Thursday in London and has decided for now to put the entire European tour on hold. She was scheduled to perform in England, Belgium, Poland, Germany and Switzerland.

Ariana just tweeted, "broken.  from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry.  i don't have words."

As we reported, Ariana is inconsolable ... "in hysterics" after the bombing. As one source said, she's incapable of performing for anyone. She and her team, we're told, are also deeply concerned about security.

Ariana's manager, Scooter Braun, said, "We mourn the lives of children and loved ones taken by this cowardly act," adding, "We ask all of you to hold the victims, their families, and all those affected in your hearts and prayers."

Our sources say Ariana is not concerned with her shows now ... she and her team will re-evaluate the touring schedule when she's emotionally ready.

Ariana Grande Concert Nail Bomb Treated as Terrorism ... 19 Dead

5/22/2017 5:18 PM PDT
Breaking News

5:45 PM PT -- The suspected 2nd device turned out to be abandoned clothing. Police blew it up, anyway ... just to be safe.

5:35 PM PT -- Police found what they believed to be a second explosive device and are about to detonate it. They've warned people not to be alarmed by the explosion.The explosion after the Ariana Grande concert Monday night is now being treated as a terroristic act and at least 19 people are confirmed dead.

As we reported an explosion tore apart a portion of the rotunda outside the seating area at the Manchester Arena. There are reports the explosive device was a nail bomb in a backpack and it might have been a suicide mission.

It appears the bomber was waiting around the exit area as people were streaming out of the building.

Police say, in addition to the 19 dead, 50 people were injured. Body parts were apparently strewn throughout the blast site.

Ariana had just finished performing and had left the stage. She was not hurt.

The explosion triggered a stampede in the arena, injuring a number of people.

Motorcycle Racer Nicky Hayden Dead At 35 After Being Hit By Car

5/22/2017 9:52 AM PDT
Breaking News

Motorcycle racing champ Nicky Hayden is dead at 35 years old ... days after being struck by a car in Italy while riding a bicycle.

Hayden was cycling along the Rimini coast in Italy last Wednesday when he was hit by a vehicle ... sustaining multiple traumatic injuries, including a serious head injury.

N.H. was in the intensive care unit of an Italian hospital ... before succumbing to his injuries.

Hayden -- the 2006 MotoGP champion -- was one of the best motorcycle racers in the world. He rode for the Honda Red Bull team, and was in Italy for a race.

Nick Carter's Dad Family Wants Autopsy To Prevent More Deaths

5/21/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Bob Carter's kids don't want their dad cremated just yet ... they want an autopsy, but not because they believe foul play was involved in his death.

Bob's widow, Ginger, has already signed off on cremation papers. She tells us Bob was in bad health, so she didn't feel an autopsy was necessary. Ginger says doctors already told her the cause of death was a heart attack.

Some of the Carter kids are worried that heart disease might run in their family, but they're in the dark. They're hoping an autopsy would give their own doctors a road map to determine if they also have heart disease ... and if they do they could take early measures to control or even eliminate it.

The medical examiner says a state-funded autopsy isn't in the cards because it only covers foul play. That means if the Carters one, they're on their own. We're told Aaron's agreed to front the $$$.

Ginger's agreeable, so it looks like an autopsy is in the cards.

Geraldo Rivera My Mentor Roger Ailes Made Fox News for Rednecks

5/21/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Geraldo Rivera thinks Roger Ailes was like a modern-day Robin Hood of sorts, taking news and bringing it to the overlooked rednecks, farmers and others by the millions.

We got Geraldo in NYC Friday, on his way into work at FNC where he told us Roger has left an enduring mark on broadcasting and FNC, despite the scandal.

Geraldo and Ailes were tight ... Geraldo even calls him his mentor. He says Ailes and Rupert Murdoch had a vision to bring a different type of news to people whose only option was "progressive" news.

As for the sexual harassment accusations Ailes was facing ... Geraldo touches on that too.

Chris Cornell Hotel Death Scene Not Available For Reservations

5/20/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chris Cornell's fans hoping to stay in the hotel room where the singer committed suicide are going to have to wait ...  because the room is off-limits for now.

We're told the MGM Grand Detroit has been inundated with calls about the room's availability. Kinda weird considering Chris only died there Wednesday night, after hanging himself in the bathroom.

Cops have done their thing so the room is vacant, but the hotel doesn't plan on making it available in the foreseeable future and there's a chance it'll never be available again.

A similar scenario went down with the room where Whitney Houston drowned in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton. It was eventually made available  ... but all furnishings were replaced.

Lady Gaga Longtime Friend Dies of Cancer

5/19/2017 5:48 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Lady Gaga's longtime friend, Sonja Durham, has died after a battle with stage IV cancer.

Sonja's husband, Andre Dubois, posted the sad news Friday afternoon. He said she died "peacefully and beautifully" in their home.

Gaga just posted a photo of Sonja and Andre on Thursday with the message ... "Watching one of my best friends in the world show unfathomable courage, strength, and positivity while battling cancer has really changed my life. Thank you Sonja for inspiring me and all of us everyday with your joy."

Gaga's album 'Joanne' features a bonus track titled "Grigio Girls" ... which is about how she and her girlfriends would get together, pop open a bottle and cry for Sonja.

She also dedicated an acoustic version of "Edge of Glory" to Sonja during her headlining gig at Coachella.

RIP.

Around the Web