The L.A. Clippers equipment staffer who was punched in the face by Blake Griffin during a fight in Toronto earlier this year is off the team -- and will NOT be back for the '16/'17 season ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Good GRIEF is this upsetting.
L.A. Reid Bel-Air's Newest Fresh Prince
7/27/2016 1:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
L.A. Reid is putting Will Smith's 'Fresh Prince' Bel-Air mansion to shame after he snapped up a multi-million dollar crib fit for a king in the same neighborhood.
The music executive -- and one-time host of "The X Factor" -- just bought a palace of a home with features you couldn't even find at a 5-star resort ... all for a pretty penny of about $18 million.
The 11,246 square foot property -- built in 2015 -- runs three stories high and has 7 bedrooms with 10 bathrooms ... you know, for his guests' guests and their cousins. There's also no shortage of amenities: built-in gym, indoor home theater with a bar, 300-bottle wine cellar, infinity pool and spa and elevator. Oh, and retractable glass walls for maximum space ... no biggie.
Check out the spread for yourself ... it's about as modern as modern gets.
As for the price ... it's probably nothing to a guy reportedly worth $300 million himself. Good buy.
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Calvin Harris No Kanye Collab ... I Don't Need the Taylor Backlash
7/27/2016 12:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
We spoke to sources on both sides who tell us Calvin and Kanye have not discussed making any music together, and although they have mutual respect ... they rarely speak at all. They're just not buds. There were reports Calvin wanted to record a track with 'Ye.
As for them EVER working together ... our Calvin sources say not right now because he wants to kill the narrative of being connected to Taylor. Translation: He's just done with all the drama around their breakup.
We're told during Calvin's brief run-in with Kim Kardashian at J Lo's birthday ... music, Taylor and Kanye were not discussed. It was more like pleasant salutations.
The Kardashians all stepped out to film/celebrate grandma Mary Jo's birthday on Tuesday -- and Saint West totally stole the spotlight. He's SOOOOO cute!
Kylie Jenner My Ass Tattoo Is Crazy
7/27/2016 11:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kylie Jenner's new booty ink is insane -- at least if you're taking it literally. Kylie now has the words "before sanity" inked in red across her buttcheek ... TMZ has learned.
Our sources tell us Kylie got the urge to add some new meaning to an old tattoo Saturday, so she rang up celebrity tattoo artist Rafael Valdez. He added the word "before" in front of the "sanity" tattoo Kylie got last year.
Valdez gave Ky her first tattoo, a tiny red heart. He's also Tyga's personal tattoo artist and has inked everyone from Iggy Azalea to Johnny Manziel.
The tiny tat didn't come cheap ... Valdez charges $200/hour with a $600 minimum, according to his site.
It's unclear exactly what the meaning behind Kylie's behind tattoo is -- but considering the placement -- maybe it's a metaphor?
Tyrese I Didn't Mean to Diss Jay Z
7/27/2016 11:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The singer tells TMZ ... his IG post was about all people of color needing to step up and come together -- especially powerful men like Jay Z, who has the stage and voice to influence real change ... like going to Congress to change gun and drug laws.
Tyrese tells us he's going to reach out to Jay to come up with some kind of plan to help save black men from killing each other and winding up in jail.
Tyrese seemed to be pointing the finger at the trio after posting the pic Tuesday of the 3 rappers with a long caption calling 'em out for scheduling a music video -- Khaled's "I Got Keys" -- but not finding time to bridge the racial gap.
It should be noted other rappers -- T.I., Swizz Beatz, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz and Pusha T -- were part of the video, but not in the photo.
Jennifer Garner Who? Me, Pregnant Again?
7/27/2016 10:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jennifer Garner faced the rumors about being pregnant head-on ... and she had the sweetest response. We're just not sure what she meant by it.
44-year-old Jennifer was leaving Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica when photogs asked her to confirm the baby buzz. She was recently photographed looking like there was a slight bump -- though truthfully, it coulda just been a gust of wind in her dress.
As TMZ reported, there's been no progress, on paper anyway, toward divorcing Ben ... but we're told it's not because they're reconciling.
Sooo, baby on board? Check out the video.
And just a guess ... but we're thinking not.
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Andy Cohen 'God Bless the NBA' For Moving All-Star Game Outta Charlotte
7/27/2016 8:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
See now for yourselves ... we're pretty shocked, to be honest.
Demi Lovato And Joe Jonas We Haven't Forgotten Our Disney Roots!!!
7/27/2016 10:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The song is from the Disney Channel OG movie "Camp Rock," which launched both Demi and Joe's careers about 8 years ago. The two also dated for a split second afterwards.
Demi's touring with Joe's little bro, Nick, who handled the guitar riff, and it looks like the throwback went down unrehearsed.
The "Full House" twins turned 30 last month (yes, we're all old) ... and man, wait until you see how grown up these ladies look now, as they make rare visit to Los Angeles!
Lady Gaga In The Mood ... For A Surprise Show
7/27/2016 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lady Gaga crashed the stage at a ritzy jazz club for a surprise worth WAY more than the price of an Old Fashioned.
Gaga flew under the radar in the audience at Rose Bar's jazz night Tuesday in NYC ... that is, until she grabbed the mic. We're told it even surprised the staff, who closed the doors after she took the floor.
Check out the video ... the entire room is hanging on her every note.
Witnesses tell us Gaga sang for about 30 minutes and even played the drums in front of the intimate 50-person crowd. Afterward, she mingled and sipped cocktails until close.
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N.W.A.'s Jerry Heller Even I'm With Dre ... '**** tha Police' for Malibu Search
7/27/2016 8:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
We got Jerry in Bev Hills and the way he sees it ... the controversy over Dre getting handcuffed really is black and white, and he thinks it's time for everyone to admit that.
The haters are out in full force, y'all!
Kim Kardashian & Blac Chyna We're 2 Peas & a Baby Bump Again
7/27/2016 7:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
BC joined Kim, Kris, Khloe and Kourtney Tuesday night for the opening of a new DASH store. There were rumors she was on the outs with Rob, but this video should kill all that talk.
There was no sign of Rob at the store, but let's face it ... DASH has never been his thing. The fam also celebrated Grandma MJ's birthday.
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Keshia Knight Pulliam Bring On the Paternity Test ... I've Got Nothing to Hide
7/27/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Keshia Knight Pulliam is positive Ed Hartwell is the father of her unborn child, and she's down to prove it to him.
Keshia was completely blindsided by the ex-NFL player's divorce petition earlier this week ... according to a source close to the former 'Cosby Show' star. We're told she's secure in the fact she's been 100% faithful to her husband of just 7 months, and has no idea why he'd assume otherwise.
Also, she has no objection to taking the paternity test he's requesting.
Keshia's pissed Ed ran to court to file divorce docs. We're told she firmly believes couples should work things out because that's what her parents have done to stay together for almost 40 years.
That kind of happy ending doesn't seem to be in the cards -- we're told Ed's no longer living in their house. As one source put it, "What kind of man files for divorce from his pregnant wife?"
John Hinckley Jr. President Reagan's Shooter Released
7/27/2016 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
President Reagan's attempted assassin will be a free man again after a federal judge signed off on John Hinckley Jr.'s release from a psychiatric hospital.
Hinckley was found not guilty by insanity for the the 1981 shooting that left Reagan with a chest injury. His press secretary, James Brady, was paralyzed ... a Secret Service agent, and a cop were also hit.
Hinckley has been in a psychiatric hospital since his trial. Wednesday morning Judge Paul Friedman said it was a difficult decision, but "The court finds by a preponderance of the evidence that Mr. Hinckley presents no danger to himself or to others in the reasonable future if released."
He must continue treatment and have no contact with the Reagan family or Jodie Foster ... with whom he was infatuated when he pulled the trigger.