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Kobe Bryant Sleeve Sniffer 'It Smells Like Greatness ... And Sweat'

3/31/2016 10:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The guy who caught -- and then sniffed -- Kobe Bryant's shooting sleeve after the Lakers vs. Jazz game this week says he's sorry he embarrassed Laker Nation and wants to "clear his name."

This is actually pretty hilarious ... 

We got an email from Dorjbat Dorjmenchim with the subject line: "Guy who smelled Kobe's Sleeve" ... so naturally, we had to read it. 

0331-kobe-sleeve-tmz-01Inside was a letter explaining and sort of apologizing for ripping the sleeve away from another fan and inhaling the hell out of the scene live on television.

For the record, we asked Dorjbat what the sleeve smelled like -- "greatness and a little bit of sweat."

Here's the letter ...

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Katt Williams My Greedy Family Wants Me In The Loony Bin

3/27/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0325-katt-williams-TMZ-01Katt Williams' downward spiral has scared his loved ones so much they want him hospitalized ... but the comedian thinks it's just a ploy to get his cash.

Katt tells us his "so-called family" has turned up the heat on him to get professional help, after a video surfaced that showed him getting into it with a 17-year-old. Katt grouses his family's been trying to get him hospitalized for years ... but only because they're a bunch of "broke bitches."

Katt's suspicions have grown to the point he fired his entire team ... a team he says has been fleecing him.

The family begs to differ, claiming Katt needs help. A source close to Katt tells us the comedian is so off the rails, he was found naked and covered in chocolate when cops raided his house earlier this month.

Katt says that's just how he rolls ... and it wasn't just chocolate, there was whipped cream too and he "likes a bitch to lick it off him before he gets f***** to sleep." 

Dominic Monaghan Obsessed Fan Threatens To Kill Him ... John Lennon Style

3/27/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0325-dominic-monaghan-TMZ-01Dominic Monaghan is scared for his life after an accused stalker threatened to assassinate him just like the famous Beatle.

As TMZ reported, Meredith McLarty's been harassing the actor since 2014 ... but things got real scary when cops say she tweeted, "Three words ...Mark David Chapman..." She went on, "Save #domswildthings." 

Chapman's the guy who killed John Lennon in 1980 and @domswildthings is Monaghan's Twitter handle ... so it's pretty clear McLarty threatened to murder the actor.

The woman tweeted the threat in March, 2015, but the info just became public in legal docs. 

Monaghan got a restraining order last year but McLarty was undeterred and got arrested for violating it by continuing to tweet and email him.

As of now, she's on the run. There's currently a warrant out for her arrest.

Viral 'Poop Story Girl' Lots of Guys Think I'm the S***!!!

3/26/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0325_makela_steamy_launchThe hot chick who clogged a toilet with poop during a date and put it in her purse has attracted suitors like flies on s***.

Makela from Canada went massively viral this week after tweeting about her disastrous date ... she was at his house, went to the bathroom but his toilet wouldn't flush, so she scooped the toilet and deposited her handiwork in her clutch.

The date is now history, but turns out it's a thing for lots of guys. She tells us she's being hit up by admirers who apparently want an encore performance.

Can you imagine the chaos she'd create on a Carnival cruise?

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'Halo' World Champs Are There Video Game Groupies? ... HELL YA!

3/24/2016 10:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

You're looking at 2 of the GREATEST athletes on Earth -- Snakebite and Clutch -- and if they look happy, it's cause they just won $1 MILLION at the Halo World Championships!!!

The guys are part of the legendary Counter Gaming Logic team -- a 5-man super squad comprised of some of the best video gamers alive (4 players + the team coach). 

So, when we got the guys at LAX, we had to ask ... does great ePower attract great eGroupies?

The answer -- absolutely. 

But according to Clutch, gamers must beware of the eChicks ... they're not exactly the ladies you wanna take home to the fam. 

Check out the clip -- and then go work on your game ... it can pay off in more ways than one!

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Carla Wallenda 80-Year-Old Great Grandma Just Hangin' Around 100 Feet in the Air!!!

3/24/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Carla Wallenda -- of the world famous Flying Wallendas -- just put your grandma to shame ... because this great grandma is still a daredevil at 80.

Carla -- whose grandson is Nik Wallenda -- performed at a festival in Palm Bay, FL, where she balanced and maneuvered atop a 100 ft swaying pole.

0323_carla-wallenda_facebookCarla is the daughter of world famous Karl Wallenda -- who died in 1978 in Puerto Rico when he fell more than 100 ft from a high wire with no safety net below.

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Jared Fogle Back in the Food Biz

3/23/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0322-jared-fogle-fa-tmz-getty-01Jared Fogle -- who was beaten by a prison inmate -- has learned revenge is best served cold ... and is doing just that at the prison cafeteria. 

We've learned the former Subway pitchman was assigned cafeteria duties at Federal Correctional Institution Englewood. His principal duty was serving sandwiches at the end of the line. Our sources say prison officials were privately giggling over the irony.  

The problem ... inmates felt Fogle was getting celebrity treatment with a cushy job, and especially after he was beaten up in January, so officials decided to move him from the inmate cafeteria. 

Fogle's fellow inmates can't be happy about this ... he got what you might call a promotion. Now he's serving food at the correctional officers' cafeteria, which has higher-end food, including steaks.

It's unclear if Fogle gets to eat the food he now serves ... better than a footlong, right? 

UFC's Randy Couture I Rescued Family In Mexico Car Crash

3/21/2016 12:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0321-randy-couture-TMZ-01UFC legend Randy Couture says he jumped into action to pull a family from a flipped vehicle in Mexico Sunday ... rescuing several people trapped in their ride after crashing near Cancun, TMZ Sports has learned. 

We spoke with Couture who confirmed ... he had just landed in Mexico to work on the movie "Bruja" and was on his way to his hotel when, "I looked up and this minivan went off the road."

"It rolled over twice into the jungle. My driver pulled over and called the police. We busted into the woods and helped the two women and the kid."

"The vehicle was on its side, so everyone was climbing out the side door. One of the women seemed like she was in shock. She was really weak. So I carried her out of the van and to the road. I wanted to get everyone away from the car because I was concerned it was going to catch fire. There were all these fluids leaking from the van."

Couture says all 6 people in the car were okay -- no serious injuries -- "there was some blood from some scratches."

"Once they were back on the road, and we knew they were okay, we left and continued on to the hotel."

We spent hours calling multiple local law enforcement agencies and emergency personnel but haven't heard back. Hey, those long distance charges can be a bitch ... 

Joey Logano I Have A Driving Secret ... I GET CAR SICK

3/20/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Add this to the "Seriously, Like For Real Bro?" file ... 

2015 Daytona 500 champ Joey Logano just made a bombshell admission ... one that really makes you feel for a guy that makes his ENTIRE LIVING behind the wheel of a car ...

He actually gets car sick.

We got Joey out in Fontana getting ready to burn some rubber competing in NASCAR's Auto Club 400 Sunday when we asked about his driving habits away from the track. 

That's when he dropped it on us ... saying he never lets his wife -- or anyone -- drive him around because the world class speedster gets an upset tummy if anyone else has the wheel.

We ain't making it up ... you gotta watch this.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Bounty On 2 Heads ... and a DiMaggio Bat

3/19/2016 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0318-ripleys-believe-it-or-not-museum-robbery-TMZ-01The Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum in NYC is baffled over the recent theft of 2 shrunken heads and a Joe DiMaggio bat -- and now it's offering up a cash reward to catch the crooks.

The bat was from the Yankee great's historic 56-game hitting streak -- and the heads are from an Amazon tribe, which was probably on a streak too. Employees noticed the items were gone Wednesday, and police have no leads right now, but they're not ruling out an inside job. 

Ripley's tells us there's now a $2,000 reward for any info leading to an arrest and conviction. 

The mini skulls -- worth, believe it or not, $19,000 and $15,000 -- will be replaced by other shrunken heads. We're told they have plenty in storage. Not the case for Joe D's bat ... that's irreplaceable.

For now, Ripley's is replacing it with an autographed Michael Jordan bat from his time with the Birmingham Barons. Maybe the first time MJ is actually a downgrade.

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Katt Williams Sued His Witches Beat Me for Hours And Put a Spell On Me

3/17/2016 3:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0317-katt-williams-jamila-majesty-tmz-twitter-01This one is bizarre, even by Katt Williams' standards -- an actress is accusing the comedian of organizing a beatdown on her that included Wiccan sorcery.

Jamila Majesty says the brutal incident went down at Katt's Malibu's home almost 2 years ago. She says he invited her over and when she arrived, 5 other women were already there. In a lawsuit she's filed against Katt ... she says things went south quick when she made the mistake of using his bathroom.

Jamila says Katt told her "No one uses [my] bathroom," and then the women started punching her. She says the beatings continued for 3 hours -- she lost consciousness several times, was bloodied, and Katt burned her face with a Newport cigarette.

She also says one of Katt's chicks had a book open in the room which contained "teachings on sorcery and spells" and there was a fire that was being fed by "unusual things."

Jamila says she was finally able to leave around 1:30 AM and drove home bloody. She says she was too afraid to call 911 out of fear Katt would get revenge.

She's suing for assault and battery, false imprisonment and emotional distress. 

'Fast & Furious 8' Horse Killed By Flying 'Iceberg'

3/14/2016 1:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

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A horse went down like the Titanic near the "Fast 8" set in Iceland after gale force winds sent a fake iceberg flying into a paddock where the animal was grazing. 

Local police tell us the horse, named Jupiter, had to be euthanized. Strong winds sent a portion of a plastic iceberg -- a set piece for the movie -- flying and it struck the horse, breaking its leg. Another horse was also injured but is expected to recover.

Neither was involved in the production -- just a case of wrong time and place. 

We're told production called the horse owner and broke the news but said insurance would cover the cost of the horse and fence repair.

R.I.P. Jupiter. 

Richard Simmons' Maid Gatekeeper Who Means Business

3/14/2016 12:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

031416-richard-simmons-women-splash-04Richard Simmons says his maid is not holding him hostage, but judging by this pic she's definitely holding down the fort.  

Simmons called BS on reports his longtime housekeeper, Teresa Reveles, was keeping him isolated from friends and business associates. Teresa was all business Monday as she kept guard at Richard's Hollywood Hills house.

TMZ broke several stories that Simmons has gone MIA for 2 years ... cutting himself off from most of the outside world. It got to the point one of his friends contacted LAPD and reported elder abuse, but cops went to Richard's house, interviewed him and said he was fine.

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