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

10/5/2016 7:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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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. 

Harambe Forever Memorialized ... By Stoners

9/17/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0916-harambe-weed-budder-01Harambe's legacy lives on ... thanks to potheads.

The gorilla that was shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo back in May now has his own marijuana wax -- Harambe OG.

The wax -- a THC concentrate similar to hash -- was created for Natural Remedies, a Colorado dispensary.

The lab manager who made the wax tells us he was blanking on a name, but became inspired by the products in the mix -- Gorilla Glue #4, Deadhead OG and Angel OG. 

Gorilla + Dead + Angel. Ergo, Harambe.

Harambe OG was just released this week, and it's already selling like hotcakes.



'Grease' Conspiracy Rumor Killed Sandy Was Alive, Creator Says

9/9/2016 7:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0909-john-travolta-olivia-newton-john-grease-getty-01Sorry "Grease" fans ... Sandy didn't die while Danny tried saving her and the whole film ISN'T her vivid coma fantasy ... according to one of the creators.

Jim Jacobs, who wrote the original book and musical with Warren Casey, is shooting down the conspiracy Sandy was dead during the whole film. He tells TMZ whoever made up the theory must have been on acid.

A theory's been flying around that Danny hadn't been able to save Sandy after someone linked the "Summer Nights" lyrics, "I saved her life she nearly drowned," with the final scene in the movie where the two take off in a flying car.

Jacobs says, although there are differences between the book and the movie, one thing is certain ... Sandy was very much alive and the real phenomenon is that "Grease" is still popular over 40 years later.

Detective Shaq David Beckham Wallet Caper ... Case Closed

9/1/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Who woulda thunk it ... Shaquille O'Neal found a lost wallet on the ground that belonged to none other than ... David Beckham!!

Shaq -- a Florida reserve cop -- stumbled onto the case Monday on the grounds of a hotel in Bev Hills. Check out the vid ... Shaq put his detective skills to good use and delivered a clear message for Becks -- holla at your boy!!!

Beckham was staying at the same hotel, and we're told Shaq beelined it to the front desk and left a message for the soccer star in his room. They met up and Becks got his wallet back.

No word if Shaq got a reward.

Dan Bilzerian's Emojis Boobs, Blow and One Horny Goat

9/1/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0831_dan_bilzerian_emojis_launch_2Apologies to Kim Kardashian and Amber Rose, but Dan Bilzerian's about to blow up their playbook by unleashing a set of R-rated emojis no other celeb would dare to do. Well, maybe Charlie Sheen.

We don't know how he got these past quality control at Apple and Google, but his "Bilzerian's Blitzmoji" set are going live today. Check out the gallery of Dan's faves: chicks, bikinis, guns, drugs, money and Zeus ... his pet goat, not the God.

There's even one honoring that time Dan hurled a porn star off a roof.

Order up, bros ... while you can.


Drake & Rihanna Guy Behind Website Hoax I Wanted Revenge

8/31/2016 11:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0831-joanne-the-scammer-drake-rihanna-TMZ-INSTAGRAM-01Drake and Rihanna fans went crazy Tuesday when a site -- -- popped up with a countdown clock ... starting rumors they were releasing a collab together. 

We know now the site is completely fake, and TMZ has learned the hoax was started because Drake pissed off one vengeful fan ... Joanne the Scammer.

0831-joanne-the-scammer-drake-rihanna-website-sub-asset-01Joanne is a character played by Branden Miller. He tells us ... he made the fake site as payback for Drake not taking a selfie with Joanne at the VMAs. Branden claims he got bum-rushed by security when he tried to take the shot.

He says he went home and created the site, which cost about $3k. It blew up, but when people found out it was a hoax he decided to reveal why he did it.

Branden's still pissed, and says he might keep the site up to taunt Drake with other pranks.

'Total Recall' Director World Wasn't Ready For My 8-Breasted Hooker

8/26/2016 9:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Director Paul Verhoeven is proof inspiration strikes in species everywhere -- like dog nipples for the 8-breasted hooker he wanted for "Total Recall." 

The famed director -- who also had a hand in classics like "RoboCop" and "Starship Troopers" -- dished LOTS of details when we caught up with him Thursday night in L.A. Check out the vid ... he's seriously fixated on boobs.

We couldn't leave without settling a huge puzzler in "Starship Troopers" -- is the big alien meant to look like a vagina?  

Take a look.


Wes Scantlin Gives Bomb Squad Major Headache

8/23/2016 9:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0823-wes-scantlin-TMZ-01Wes Scantlin scared the crap out of his neighbors by pulling a Wile E. Coyote plot that made his car look like a bomb ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the Puddle of Mudd singer took matters into his own hands after his car was broken into multiple times. We're told the scheme -- involving 2 vehicles -- was pretty basic: a radio under one car with wires leading into the motor, and the second car had wires from a door to the gas tank.

Rather than scare off crooks, it terrified neighbors who called cops. The bomb squad came out and evacuated 4 surrounding buildings in the WeHo neighborhood.

As you can imagine, cops laid into Wes for the stupid idea, which drained valuable police resources.

He wasn't charged with a crime, for once. He needs to go buy The Club. 


Tish & Noah Cyrus Sued Thanks for the Rear-End Now I Can't Get It On!

8/19/2016 1:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0819-noah-tish-cyrus-getty-01Miley Cyrus' little sis Noah was texting behind the wheel and rear-ended a guy who now can't keep the missus happy ... according to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ.

EJ Hawkins is suing the 16-year-old, claiming he was cruising on the 101 in L.A. when she slammed into his car, sending him to the hospital.

EJ claims in addition to the physical pain, he's suffered "loss of love, affection, companionship, comfort, society and sexual relations."

Noah's mom, Tish, is also being sued because she allegedly let her daughter drive the jeep.

Tyga 'Sold His Soul to the Devil!!' (Not a Kylie Reference ... We Think)

8/16/2016 6:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tyga's stuck in a really bad contract ... with the devil ... according to 2 women who fought through his security guards in Hollywood to give him a loud and bizarre warning.

The scene went down outside Argyle nightclub -- Tyga was pimpin' in his red Ferrari without a care in the world -- when the women bum-rushed him and started going off about his dealings with the devil. Watch ... Tyga and his entourage are perplexed, and then the ranting chicks claim it has something to do with his son, King.

It's strange, for sure ... and the Tyga fans/haters had some words for Kylie Jenner and Blac Chyna too.

One big hint: They make it sound like it's got something to do with money and an ex.

Not shocking for Tyga, lately ... who was also mum about his alleged $200k tab with a jeweler.

Johnny Depp Cuts Off Fingertip in Fit of Rage ... Amber Claims

8/15/2016 9:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

814-launch-johnny-depp-finger-tmzJohnny Depp accidentally cut off his fingertip in a fit of rage ... then dipped the stump in dark blue paint and wrote on the wall in paint and blood the name "Billy Bob" -- the actor with whom Johnny accused Amber Heard of cheating -- this according to Amber and her people.

TMZ has obtained this gruesome photo of Johnny's butchered finger -- WARNING ... EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO LOOK AT. It's an exhibit in her domestic violence case against Johnny.

We're told the incident went down in March of last year, just a month after Amber and Johnny married. They were in a villa in Australia when a fierce argument erupted.  

According to Amber's version of events Johnny, who was drunk and high on ecstasy, smashed several bottles and windows and also slammed a plastic phone against the wall unit. She claims a piece of one of the items cut off a portion of the middle finger on his right hand.

814-johnny-depp-mirror-tmzAmber's version goes on ... she's a painter and had dark blue paint in the room. She claims Johnny dipped what remained of his forefinger in the paint and then used the gnarly digit to write various words on a mirror, including "Billy Bob" and "Easy Amber."

Amber had done a movie with Billy Bob Thornton and she claims Johnny accused the 2 of sleeping together -- something she strongly denied, adding he accused her of infidelity with other men as well. 

Amber's people say Johnny didn't get medical help for nearly 24 hours, so doctors could not reattach the fingertip ... they used a flap from his hand to sew on a new tip.

It's the latest twist in an acrimonious case. A video leaked Friday of Johnny in a rage, smashing a wine bottle and glass.

Beer Mile Racer Busted for JWI (Juggling While Intoxicated)

8/11/2016 3:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Running a mile while boozing is hard enough ... try doing it WHILE JUGGLING!!!

That's exactly what Michael "The Joggler" Kapral did in Toronto this week ... completing a full Beer Mile race while juggling 3 balls!!!!

Kapral has become famous for juggling during various marathons, half-marathons and 10k races -- but this was his first Beer Mile. 

FYI, Beer Mile racers have to chug a full beer ever 1/4 mile!!

So, how'd Kapral do?

He finished the whole thing in under 9 minutes ... and didn't drop a single ball! 

We're told Kapral is now training for his next big race -- the Chicago Marathon, which he hopes to finish in under 2 hours 50 minutes (while juggling the entire time!!).

Cheers to that!

Trump Tower Climber Trump Supporter Armed with 'Important Message'

8/10/2016 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The guy scaling Trump Tower in NYC with the help of suction cups posted a video Tuesday declaring his allegiance to the Republican Presidential candidate and giving him the heads-up he'd literally be climbing the walls to deliver "an important message."

The man calls himself an "independent researcher" and makes it clear ... it is in Trump's interest to receive him when he reaches the top of the building. The guy says he's aware of the life-threatening peril but the message is just that important.

Rescue workers continue in vain to coax him down.


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