Get This Baby Out of My Belly
7/12/2014 3:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jwoww is tired of waiting for her baby to pop out ... so the reality star made plans to induce labor.
Sources close to Jwoww tell us the 28-year old recently put the word out to her inner circle ... letting them know she'd squeeze her baby girl out this weekend -- artificially stimulated or not.
We're told some of her friends and fam rushed to Jersey to support the mom-to-be and fiance Roger Mathews ... and now everyone is patiently waiting to see what happens.
Our sources say it doesn't look like MTV cameras will film the actual birth.
7/12/2014 12:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tracy Morgan was released this afternoon from the physical rehabilitation center he had been recovering in ... TMZ has learned.
Tracy will continue his recovery efforts at home with an aggressive outpatient program.
His rep says, "He [Tracy] asked me to pass along his sincerest gratitude to everyone who has helped him get to this point."
As we previously reported ... Tracy checked in to the center last month -- after he sustained several broken bones on June 7th in a bus crash, including his femur.
Is She Rebounding ...
With Chuck Zito?!
7/12/2014 7:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Pamela Anderson is totally hooking up with Chuck Zito now that she's single ... is what you'd think looking at this picture.
Anderson and Zito were heading out of the Rainbow Room Friday night ... and shortly after, the duo was pictured face to face in Pam's ride.
As we previously reported, Anderson filed for divorce from poker player/"One Night in Paris" star Rick Solomon this week -- their second time splitting up.
At first glance Pam appears to be macking down on her ex-boyfriend -- they briefly dated in '07 -- turns out one of our camera guys shot them on video as well ... and they're clearly hugging.
Nothing to see here folks ... yet.
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Dead at 62
7/12/2014 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The last surviving original member of legendary punk rock group "The Ramones" is dead.
Tommy Ramone -- the group's drummer on the first 3 albums -- died Friday at his home in Queens, New York. He'd been in a hospice following bile duct cancer treatments ... according to Variety.
Tommy stopped drumming for the band in '84 -- he was replaced by Marky Ramone -- but still worked with the Ramones throughout the years. Tommy is credited for writing most of "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" and "Blitzkrieg Bop."
Lead singer Joey Ramone died in 2001 of lymphoma, a drug overdose killed guitar player Dee Dee Ramone in 2002 ... and Johnny Ramone passed away in 2004 from prostate cancer.
The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.
Chris Brown, Drake
Screw Rihanna and Friendship
Let's Make Money!!!
7/12/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The curious new friendship between Chris Brown and Drake has NOTHING to do with Rihanna or brotherly love ... we've learned it's a cold, business decision about making millions.
Chris and Drake -- whose posses literally destroyed W.i.P. nightclub in NYC in 2012 over a Rihanna beef -- have decided they can actually make more money together than separately ... this according to sources working closely with the 2 performers.
They're now in the studio ... laying tracks down for Chris' new album. We're told Drake will perform with Chris on some of the songs and he'll also be the producer.
There's a bonus for Chris -- by working with Drake he'll be able to continue being affiliated with Young Money and that keeps the door open to collaborations with Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj. As a matter of fact, we know Tyga -- also part of Y.M. -- was in the studio with Drake and Chris on Thursday.
Two other reasons Chris and Drake think working together will sell more albums:
-- People will pick the lyrics apart, trying to figure out if they are talking about Rihanna ... the woman who they both slept with and the catalyst for the W.i.P. brawl.
-- Everyone wants to hear who sounds better -- Chris or Drake.
'Planet of the Apes' Actor
I Filmed My Name During the Credits ...
LIKE A NEWB!
7/12/2014 10:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
One of the actors in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" may be on the verge of breaking out due to the film's box office success ... but he's got some learning to do.
Jocko Sims -- who plays Werner in D.O.T.P.O.T.A. -- took some of his friends to watch the flick at the Grove in Los Angeles ... and on his way out, admitted to snapping a pic of his name in the credits.
Since this is Jocko's biggest role we'll give him a pass -- but just know ... Andy Serkis isn't as forgiving.
Jessica Alba Bikini Pics
Black & White Together, Forever!
7/12/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sues Walmart Over Crash
You Overwork Your Drivers
7/12/2014 7:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tracy Morgan was severely injured because Walmart allowed one of its drivers to become so exhausted behind the wheel an accident was destined to happen ... so claims Morgan in a new lawsuit.
Morgan filed suit in New Jersey alleging the company should never have allowed truck driver Kevin Roper to drive for nearly 10 hours straight after being awake for more than 24 hours.
The suit -- reported in the NY Post -- claims Tracy sustained, "severe painful bodily injuries, including but not limited to multiple fractures which required multiple surgeries, extensive medical treatment and will require significant physical rehabilitation.”
According to the lawsuit ... Roper had driven 700 miles from his home to the Walmart distribution center before beginning his fatal drive. One person died when Roper was tooling along in his tractor-trailer at 65 in a 45 MPH zone and slammed into the SUV.
Roper pled not guilty to charges of death by auto. Morgan was released from the hospital last month, but he's still at a physical rehabilitation center.
Tracy -- and 3 other plaintiffs -- are seeking unspecified damages.
Walmart tells us, "As we’ve said, we’re cooperating fully in the ongoing investigation. We know it will take some time to resolve all of the remaining issues as a result of the accident, but we’re committed to doing the right thing for all involved."
I'm DONE With Binge Drinking
7/12/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Columbus Short knows his life won't get better unless he stops getting wasted -- so he's vowing to cut out binge drinking ... but he DENIES he's an alcoholic.
Short met Wednesday with Ed Butowsky -- a well-known Dallas money manager -- who tells us Short realized he needs help after several high profile arrests.
Butowsky tells us ... they discussed Short's drinking at length. Butowsky says the ex-"Scandal" star doesn't think he has an alcohol problem and refuses to join a program -- but he did admit to getting drunk more than he should and vowed to aggressively cut back.
We're also told ... Short now knows he needs to stay out of bars ... and cut out all of the people who are bad influences in his life.
Butowsky says he urged Short work with charities to "make his soul feel good." He's also having Short look at rental houses in the Dallas area ... to get out of L.A. for a while.
We reached out to Short ... so far no comment.
Pervy Security Guard
Must Stay Clear of 'Pretty Little Liars' Star
7/12/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Pretty Little Liars" star Ashley Benson just got a measure of security from a judge ... who ordered a creepy security guard on what he called a sexual mission from God to stay clear of her.
49-year-old James Gorton Jr. -- who worked as a guard on the lot where PLL is filmed -- must stay 100 yards clear of her for 3 years.
We broke the story ... Gorton claimed he had sexual feelings for Benson and believed she was silently communicating with him ... saying God ordained him to be with her.
Gorton won't get closer to PLL than a TV set ... he's been fired from his security post.
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Unloads 'Hangover' Crash Pad
7/12/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bartha will have to nurse any future hangovers somewhere else ... 'cause he just sold his Laurel Canyon crib, TMZ has learned.
Bartha bought the gated 1930s Spanish style home in 2007 for $1.25M ... and sold it this week for $1.385 -- slightly more than he was asking ... according to our real estate source's book of secrets.
Check it out ... the place is charming, but it's no palace -- just 1,416 sq ft with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths.
Of course, it might just be a national treasure.