Hulk Hogan's got a cool beach restaurant in Florida -- but if you wanna enjoy a "coconut ginger mojito" during a concert at the eatery ... you better not show up dressing like an urban stereotype.
Check out the dress code outside Hogan's Beach in Tampa -- which essentially bars people who wear clothes popular with the black community.
The Hulk no-no's include:
-- No oversized t-shirts extending past the mid thigh
-- No excessively baggy attire
-- No low hanging pants or shorts
-- No hats facing sideways or back facing
-- No oversized or excessive jewelry
-- No camouflage (unless with military ID)
-- No workout clothing (including track suits, jump suits, sweat pants or basketball shorts)
-- No high-top sneakers
And get this ... if you plan to wear a do-rag or a bandana, FORGET ABOUT GETTING IN ... uhhh, Hulk's wearing one ON THE FRIGGIN' SIGN!!!!
We spoke with an employee at the restaurant, who said you can wear just about anything for lunch or dinner, but the dress code is strictly enforced during concert events. When we asked him about wearing oversized jewelry, he said, "I don't want to sound stereotypical ..." and then he trailed off.
We spoke with Hulk, who says he licenses his name to the restaurant but didn't know about the dress code and he's looking into it right now.
By the way, check out the promotional video for the restaurant -- no black people. However, there is a white dude wearing the FORBIDDEN camouflage shorts.
No word if he had military ID.
Replaces QB With Kirk Cousins
9/25/2014 6:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
When it rains, it pours ... especially for Robert Griffin III -- whose character was REMOVED from a scene in Wednesday night's "South Park" episode -- and replaced with Kirk Cousins instead.
The episode -- which was basically a 30 minute attack on the Washington Redskins and the NFL -- had promoted the show by using a scene featuring RG3 earlier this week.
But when the ep aired Wednesday night, RG3 was no where to be found -- instead, the role was played by the man who replaced Griffin as the team's starting QB a few days ago ... Cousins.
My Soccer Victim Had it Coming
9/25/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rod Stewart doesn't deny he broke a fan's nose with a soccer ball at a concert ... but he says the guy should've had his eyes on the ball.
Rod's being sued for nailing a guy in the face with an errant long ball during a 2012 show in Vegas ... and when we got him leaving Bouchon in Bev Hills, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer had some solid soccer-related pointers for his accuser.
The half-Scot, half-Brit Stewart is a hardcore fan of the Celtic in the Scottish League -- even giving a shout out to his favorite team in "You're In My Heart" ... which fortunately means he knows just how far he can go without getting himself red carded.
Nick Young's Son
1st Modeling Gig
At 2 Years Old
9/25/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Swagginess must be a genetic trait ... 'cause Nick Young's 2-year-old son just locked up his first gig as a FASHION MODEL -- and he's already killin' it ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Swaggy Jr. -- aka Nick Young Jr. -- is now an official model for a high-end children's clothing line called Roubleau ... and he just knocked out his very first photo shoot.
We spoke with the designer Janae Roubleau who tell us she's friends with Jr.'s mom -- and thought the kid would be the perfect model for the brand.
And get this -- Roubleau says it's clear NY2 has a serious gift for the modeling thing: "It's scary sometimes for a two-year-old to stand in front of a lot of people with bright lights in front of a white background ... but he was a natural."
We're told Swaggy2 already has his next gig lined up -- striking poses in a few months when Roubleau rolls out the new styles for next season.
SUSPENDED By ESPN
After Daring Company To Suspend Him
9/24/2014 4:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bill Simmons has been suspended by ESPN -- after ripping into NFL commish Roger Goodell on his podcast and then DARING the network to punish him for it.
Simmons basically put his bosses on blast -- after trashing Goodell and then saying, "I really hope somebody calls me or emails me and says I’m in trouble for anything I say about Roger Goodell, because if one person says that to me, I’m going public. You leave me alone. The commissioner’s a liar and I get to talk about that on my podcast. Thank you.”
Because moments ago, ESPN announced Simmons will be suspended for THREE WEEKS ... and issued the following explanation:
"Every employee must be accountable to ESPN and those engaged in our editorial operations must also operate within ESPN’s journalistic standards. We have worked hard to ensure that our recent NFL coverage has met that criteria. Bill Simmons did not meet those obligations in a recent podcast, and as a result we have suspended him for three weeks."
So far, Simmons has yet to respond -- but you can bet your ass he's gonna have a lot to say about this.
Jameis Winston Accuser
I Didn't Extort Him
Winston Tried to Muzzle Me
9/24/2014 3:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jameis Winston's rape accuser did NOT attempt to extort the Heisman Trophy winner according to her attorney ... who says it was actually Winston who first reached out to discuss a pay off.
TMZ broke the story ... Winston's attorney David Cornwell sent a letter informing Florida State University that the woman's lawyer had demanded $7 million dollars to cease all legal action against Winston and FSU.
Now, the accuser's attorneys claim Cornwell left out a few things. In a statement they say Cornwell "reached out to our client's former counsel Patricia Carroll to discuss paying off our client."
The attorneys also claim Cornwell told Carroll "your client likes to (expletive) football players."
In the statement, there's no denial of the $7 million figure. They describe the attempted settlement talks as "immediately unproductive."
We've reached out to Cornwell for a response. So far, no word back.
Lawsuit Against Tony Stewart
9/24/2014 2:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tony Stewart is off the hook criminally in the death of Kevin Ward Jr. -- but Ward's family is threatening to drag the NASCAR superstar into court with a civil lawsuit.
Ward's family members say they are infuriated because they believe Stewart "intentionally tried to intimidate Kevin by accelerating and sliding his car towards him, causing the tragedy."
As TMZ Sports first reported, the Ontario County Grand Jury in New York decided not to charge Stewart after reviewing evidence from accident reconstruction experts.
The family is adamant Stewart was at fault. They refused to comment about toxicology tests which showed Kevin had marijuana in his system at the time of his death.
Rare Appearance with Baby
... And Ex-NFL Star Hubby
9/24/2014 9:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Here's something you never see ... Kerry Washington -- out in public -- WITH HER HUSBAND (her real-life husband, not Tony Goldwyn).
Kerry and former NFL superstar Nnamdi Asomugha were spotted leaving the Ritz Carlton hotel in NYC last night -- right after a nanny rushed their baby Isabelle into a waiting SUV.
The couple made sure to keep the baby's face covered -- just as they have since she was born back in April.
So far, one of the few people to reportedly have seen the baby's face is The President (the real-life president, not Tony Goldwyn).
CLEARED Of Criminal Charges
Kevin Ward was High on Weed
9/24/2014 10:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
NASCAR star Tony Stewart will NOT face criminal charges in the death of Kevin Ward Jr. ... and in a shocking revelation, we now know Ward was high on weed at the time of his death.
TMZ Sports broke the story...the Ontario County Grand Jury in New York decided not to charge Stewart, after reviewing evidence from several accident reconstruction experts.
On the night of his death, Ward Jr. had gotten out of his car and was aggressively marching toward Stewart's car -- when he was struck. Now we know drug tests on the body produced proof Ward was under the influence of marijuana.
There was talk that Stewart was angry with Ward Jr. and may have intentionally veered his car into him -- but apparently the grand jury feels it was nothing more than a freak accident.
We're told the enhanced video showed Stewart did not make any sudden or suspicious moves on the track before his car collided with Ward.
Struggling with NFL Job
'I Miss Church On Sundays'
9/24/2014 8:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Irvin tells TMZ Sports it's been hard for him to go to work as an NFL analyst on Sundays ... because, "It's getting to the point where I'm missing church more than I'm looking forward to games."
Irvin is an analyst for the NFL Network's "NFL Gameday Morning" -- but the Hall of Famer tells us he's deeply conflicted about continuing to give his Sundays to the NFL instead of Jesus Christ.
"I texted my bishop T.D. Jakes the other day ... I said, 'Man, it's getting to the point where I'm missing church more than I'm looking forward to games on Sunday."
Irvin added, "That's been hard for me to go to work ... I miss that man."
Check out the clip -- it's clear Irvin is conflicted ... but so far, no word on whether he plans to either quit his job or ask for a new schedule with the NFL Network.
Goes Public with Skateboarding Skills
9/24/2014 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
There was no private skatepark for Justin Bieber in Venice Tuesday ... so he took his board to the super popular Venice Skate Park ... and he kinda held his own.
Bieber tried his best to hang with the regulars, and while he did nail a trick or two ... he failed over and over again ... just like every skateboarder does.
Then again, when he finally did land a trick -- Justin immediately went back to d-bag mode. You gotta see his shirtless celebration.
Humility is a thing. For some people.
BALLIN' OUTTA CONTROL
... At Celeb Hoops Game
9/24/2014 6:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Say what you will about Chris Brown -- the dude's got skills on the basketball court ... dunking, dribbling and dancing outta control at a celeb hoops game this weekend and everyone was impressed.
Brown was one of the headliners at the Power 106 All-Star Celebrity Basketball Game in L.A. -- and from the moment he stepped on the court, he showed real flashes of talent.
He broke out a series of impressive street ball moves ... including the "Shamgod" ... the "Euro-step" and a nasty crossover.
In the end, Brown dropped more than 25 points ... and wrapped things up with the Nae Nae.
I'm Down to Make Music With LeBron
9/24/2014 6:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Good news for LeBron James' rap career -- it could be getting some help from Drake ... 'cause the hip hop superstar tells TMZ Sports he's down to collaborate with The King.
Drake was leaving the L.A. premiere of LeBron's new TV show "Survivor's Remorse" (Bron's one of the producers) ... when we asked if he'd ever team up with James, who recently released his very first rap single.
Drizzy didn't exactly say "no" ... and seemed pretty open to bringing James onto a track.
BTW -- it seems LeBron is really taking this Hollywood thing seriously ... the guy rocked a TURTLENECK under his suit Tuesday night ... despite the fact it was 70 DEGREES IN L.A.!!!