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CM Punk I Once Crapped Myself On TV ... So, I'm Not Worried About UFC Debut

8/30/2016 8:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

CM Punk says he's not worried about embarrassing himself during his UFC debut ... because he once crapped himself during a WWE match ... so, how much worse could it be??

The 37-year-old is gearing up for his MMA debut at UFC 203 on Sept. 10th ... and was asked if he's nervous. 

"It's funny because you can ask yourself, 'What happens if I lose? What happens if I get embarrassed in front of the world?'"

"And then you think to yourself, 'Well, you s**t yourself on national television before so how bad can it go? How bad could it really be?'"

FYI, the incident Punk's talking about went down in 2013 -- when Punk gave WWE fans a little more than they bargained for during a bout with Dean Ambrose. 

Hey, at least he won the match ... 

[H/T MMAJunkie

Calvin Johnson I'm Coming Out Of Retirement For 'Dancing With the Stars'

8/30/2016 6:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0830-calvin-johnson-dancing-with-the-stars-GETTY-01MEGATRON IS BACK ... kinda ... 'cause Calvin Johnson is competing again, wearing his tights again, but this time as a new contestant on "Dancing With the Stars."

ABC just announced the new cast to the world ... making it official that Johnson will be following in the fancy footsteps of gridiron greats like Hines Ward, Emmitt Smith, and Jerry Rice

Johnson shocked the football world when he retired earlier this year at 30 ... but never fear Detroit fans, you can watch him once again going head to head against Vanilla Ice & Ryan Lochte.

Your move, Barry Sanders.

Skip Bayless FS1 Trolls ESPN ... Billboards In Bristol

8/29/2016 11:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Skip Bayless just left ESPN -- but he still lives on in Bristol -- courtesy of his new employer, FS1, which just put up a handful of billboards trolling the mothership right in the center of ESPN country. 

Of course, Skip recently ended his 23 year run on ESPN and is about to launch his new show, "Undisputed," on FS1 ... which debuts next week. 

Which is why it's probably no coincidence that a couple of billboards just went up on a main road near ESPN headquarters -- where ESPN staffers will undoubtedly notice them. 

By the way, the ads happen to show an image of Skip freeing a bird from its cage.

How's that for symbolism? 

'House of Lies' Actor Missed Out on Big Raise Showtime Pulled the Plug!!

8/29/2016 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0822-Donis-Leonard-Jr-tmzDonis Leonard Jr. might just be a kid but he was making a killing on "House of Lies" and was all set for another sweet raise -- then Showtime canceled the show.

Donis -- who played Don Cheadle's cross-dressing son, Roscoe -- joined the cast at the very beginning. He's 17 now and earned a cool $17,500 per episode in season 4. Then he got a raise for season 5 to $20k per episode ... this according to legal docs.

Season 5 wrapped with a bang -- the finale was shot entirely in Cuba. Things were looking up for Donis ... he was set to get a pay bump to $22,500 per episode in season 6. But Showtime had other plans -- it canceled the show midway through season 5. 

Still ... not bad for a 17-year-old.

Kanye West Hijacks VMA's It's Good to Be Me!!!

8/28/2016 7:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye West was given 4 minutes onstage during the VMAs to do anything he wanted, and he did ... he took 7.

Yeezy started with an homage to himself ... how good it was to be him, and then he quickly gave shout-outs to the man who made his wife famous in that sex tape and the woman who preceded her with him.

Yes, Ray JAmber Rose, even Taylor Swift all made air, along with many others who were in the bed of celebrities ... which Kanye explained in great detail.  

Kim was eating it up.

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Charlie Sheen Brooke and Denise Accept Radical Reduction in Child Support

8/28/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0827-charlie-sheen-denise-richards-brooke-mueller-tmzCharlie Sheen is in such financial trouble ... his ex-wives have agreed to slice their child support payments in half, for fear if he goes to court the payments would be reduced to next to nothing ... TMZ has learned.

Sources familiar with the situation tell us, both Brooke Mueller and Denise Richards have agreed to around $25k a month ... they were each getting $55k a month.

We're told Charlie is now making next to nothing, which is shocking given his previous earning power with "Two and a Half Men" and "Anger Management."

Our sources say Brooke and Denise both knew if Charlie went to court for a reduction in support a judge would drop the payments to $10k a month, or maybe even lower.

We're told Charlie threw in some real estate for Brooke and Denise and committed to doing a show with Denise.

We're also told Charlie is liquidating his assets, because he's facing a slew of legal claims.

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'Making a Murderer' Cops Planted My Blood ... Now There's a Test to Prove It!

8/26/2016 1:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0826-steven-avery-apSteven Avery is renewing his fight to get outta prison and believes there's better technology to prove the cops railroaded him while investigating Teresa Halbach's murder. 

Avery -- who is serving a life sentence without parole -- wants the state of Wisconsin to do radiocarbon testing to show the age of his blood that was found at the Halbach crime scene in 2005.

As he claimed in "Making a Murderer" ... Avery believes cops planted blood they'd previously drawn from him years earlier, during his rape conviction. Avery's hope is the new testing will back that up.

If successful, this would be the second time DNA testing got Avery off the hook -- his 1985 rape conviction was eventually overturned.   

'Narcos' Hot Reporter Snubbed At Season 2 Premiere Party

8/26/2016 11:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0826_stephanie-sigman_narcos_netflix"Narcos" star Stephanie Sigman -- the hot Colombian reporter who hooked up with Pablo Escobar -- was nowhere to be seen at the season 2 premiere ... because she was snubbed.

Production sources tell TMZ ... the show didn't mean to diss Steph ... it was more a case of out of sight, out of mind. Although her role in season 1 was pivotal, her involvement in season 2 is spotty.

For her part, we're told Stephanie was real upset when she didn't get an invite, but she stood on principle and never contacted producers ... thinking it was intentional rather than an oversight.

So Wednesday's party was awesome, but not as hot as it could have been. 

Britney Spears I'm Giving Up on Men But I Want More Kids

8/26/2016 5:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Britney Spears seemed innocent enough when she jumped in an SUV with James Corden for a Carpool Karaoke sesh, but then she said something pretty stunning ... she's given up on marriage  -- doesn't believe in it -- she's giving up on men too, but she wants 3 more kids.

You gotta watch this ... the singing is super fun and she has a strong point of view on how she wants to lead her life. 

Jennifer Lopez & Casper Smart Talking Again ... So, You're Telling Me There's a Chance

8/26/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0825_casper_smart_in_nyc_splash-3Casper Smart and Jennifer Lopez are talking again and on friendly terms ... the only difference is J Lo broke up with him and he's in denial.

Casper flew to NYC to be with Lopez, who's there for 4 months shooting her TV show, "Shades of Blue." Sources close to both of them tell TMZ, their relationship is "amicable" and they are still great friends with a lot of affection and history ... but J Lo has made it clear ... they are no longer a couple.

As for Casper, we're told he is not accepting the breakup and is in strong denial. As we reported, the last straw in the relationship was Saturday night, when Casper blew off a big fundraising event in the Hamptons -- an event where J Lo wanted Casper to accompany her -- to attend UFC 202.

Casper thinks it's just another fight, but J Lo is resolute -- the relationship is over.

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Jason Momoa Somethin' Brewin' ... With 'GoT' Creators

8/26/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0825-jason-momoa-guinness-beer-INSTAGRAm-04Jason Momoa hyped up "Game of Thrones" fans by hanging with the show's creators in Northern Ireland -- where they're about to roll on season 7 -- but it's not what you think.

Momoa captioned the pic with David Benioff and D.B. Weiss "ALOHA DROGO," and fans immediately speculated Khal Drogo was coming back from the dead.

The real story ... Jason just loves to party, and happened to be about an hour away from his bros. Our sources tell us he was in Dublin touring the Guinness Brewery, where they gave him his own custom "Mano Brew," 'cause ... look at the handsome bastard.

We're told Momoa's absolutely not filming NOW ... but never say never.

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Larry, Shawn King Cheating Rumors ... Just Rumors

8/25/2016 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Larry and Shawn King just shot a segment for Hallmark Channel's "Home & Family" and they sat side by side -- at times even touching -- and scoffed at reports she cheated on him.

Larry and Shawn sat down with Mark Steines and Debbie Matenopoulos and didn't exactly shoot down the stories, but still labeled them as "rumors."

Then they got in bed together.

The show airs Friday at 10 AM ET.

Katy Perry Shows Pity for 'Catfish' Victim ... Shames Flyover States

8/25/2016 12:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Katy Perry feels bad for the sap who got duped into thinking he was dating her for 6 years -- but the way she reached out to him might rub a lot of people the wrong way. 

Katy was on SiriusXM's "The Morning Mash Up" and the hosts asked her about last week's 'Catfish' episode ... where a guy from Tennessee thought he'd had an online relationship with Katy.

Check out the clip -- no doubt, Katy has compassion for him. It's just that the California gurl kinda sorta took a shot at folks in the middle of the country, and their access to pop culture.

Like we said ... she meant well. 

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