TMZ

TMZ SPORTS

  • FS1
    M-T-Th-F:
    9:00 PM PST

    W:
    9:30 PM PST

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Here's Why I'm Retiring ...

4/25/2017 11:50 AM PDT
Breaking News

Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he's decided to retire from NASCAR after the 2017 season because, "I just wanted the opportunity to go out on my own terms."

Junior opened up about the decision at a news conference Tuesday -- saying he thought about how he wanted to end his storied career while rehabbing from an injury last year. 

Dale thanked a bunch of people who impacted his life -- including his wife, fans, sponsors and his late father Dale Earnhardt saying, "I would not have been a race car driver if not for him. He believed in me."

As for his future ... Junior wants to stay involved in racing in some capacity, saying "I want to be a part of the future of this sport for many, many years to come."

Model Jeremy Meeks I'd Go Back to UK ... If They'd Have Me

4/25/2017 1:04 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Hot Felon"-turned-model Jeremy Meeks isn't gonna let one little deportation stop him from getting into the United Kingdom ... in the future, anyway.

We got Meeks at LAX Tuesday, a day after authorities blocked him from leaving Heathrow Airport. He had a bunch of modeling gigs lined up -- his manager and wife got through -- but Meeks' old rap sheet came back to haunt him.

The Brits are notoriously hardcore about blocking people with convictions -- Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes and many other entertainers have been denied entry in the past.  

At least Jeremy's in good company, and he told us there's no hard feelings with customs agents.

Kim Kardashian She Looks Great No Ifs, Ands or Butts

4/25/2017 11:09 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kim Kardashian looks sensational catching some rays in Mexico, butt and all.

Kim was hot but not bothered when a paparazzo shot these pics. Fact is ... most of the shots did not profile the feature for which Kim became super famous. But the photog did sneak in 1 or 2.

Kim did grab a towel, which may have jacked the paparazzo's shots, but all in all she's looking good.

Kim was skewered on social media after pics came out showing what people say is a less than perfect butt. As far as what's showing ... it's awesome.

Meanwhile, everyone else on the trip -- including Kourtney -- is showing nothing but ass.

Chris Soules Makes Quiet First Impression on Judge

4/25/2017 10:56 AM PDT
Breaking News

Chris Soules was soft-spoken during his first appearance in front of the judge on his case.

Soules was in Buchanan County Court Tuesday morning -- the judge had to instruct him to speak louder, so the court recorder could actually hear him. KWWL was in court for the hearing.

The ex-'Bachelor' star was charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing death.

As we reported ... Soules was arrested for driving into the back of a John Deere tractor on the road Monday evening. The tractor flipped over, killing 66-year-old Kenny Mosher ... a local farmer.

Soules posted his $10,000 bond after court and was released. His rep says Chris "was devastated to learn that Kenneth Mosher passed away. His thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Mosher's family."

Aaron Hernandez Lawyers File Motion to Dismiss Murder Conviction

4/25/2017 11:12 AM PDT
Breaking News

That was quick!

Just days after Aaron Hernandez's death, his legal team has already filed a motion to have his murder conviction officially dismissed ... as part of a Massachusetts law that everyone's talking about.

Click here... it's not over yet

Erin Moran Husband Describes Final Months In Emotional Open Letter

4/25/2017 10:33 AM PDT
Breaking News

Erin Moran swiftly succumbed to cancer after the first symptoms appeared, according to an open letter written by her husband, Steve Fleischmann.

Steve, who was with Erin for 25 years, says she first noticed the signs of her cancer right before Thanksgiving when she woke up to a dime sized blood stain on her pillow.

Steve thought the blood was coming from her tonsils, but by December ... Erin had been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer.

In the letter, which Erin's co-star Scott Baio posted on Facebook, Steve says by February Erin couldn't speak and eventually needed a feeding tube. According to the coroner the cancer had spread to her spleen, and she had a lot of fluid in her lungs when she died.

TMZ broke the story ... Erin died on April 22 at the age of 57. Steve says she died in bed holding his hand.

'Bachelor' Chris Soules Arrested After Fatal Crash

4/25/2017 6:51 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

10:36 AM PT -- Police eventually found Soules at a residence but it took hours for them to get a search warrant ... this according to KWWL TV.   It will therefore be difficult for prosecutors to prove he may have been under the influence at the time of the crash since hours passed before he was spotted.

10:10 AM PT -- We're told Chris just posted bond and will be released shortly.

7:45 AM PT -- Soules is in court now for his arraignment. TMZ has obtained documents in which police say he was in possession of alcoholic beverage containers at the time of the crash. Soules was apprehended after witnesses near the scene of the crash ID'd him and called police.

Chris is being held on a $10,000 cash bond.

'Bachelor' Chris Soules is in custody after allegedly slamming into a tractor, killing the driver and then fleeing the scene ... TMZ has learned.

The incident happened in Iowa Monday at 8:20 PM. According to docs, Chris was driving a Chevy pickup and rear ended a John Deere tractor, sending it into a ditch. The driver was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he died.

Soules, who appeared on "The Bachelor" for season 19 in 2015, is in custody and we're told he received medical attention.

Soules was booked on the charge of leaving the scene with a death.

Jesse Williams Me Dating Minka? Here's My Answer ...

4/25/2017 9:38 AM PDT

Jesse Williams is keeping tight-lipped about his divorce, but he absolutely has a response to rumors he's dating Minka Kelly.

Jesse was flying out of LAX Tuesday morning when we asked about his split from Aryn after nearly 5 years of marriage. The "Grey's Anatomy" star was trying to keep a low profile -- hoodie up, shades on -- and not at all talkative.

Still, he dressed appropriately for the occasion -- because he let the message on the back of his jacket do the talking when asked if things are serious with Minka.

As we reported, he's been hanging out with her in Paris while they work on a video game production.

NFL Prospect Gareon Conley Accused of Rape ... Denies Allegations

4/25/2017 9:52 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Gareon Conley -- a projected 1st round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft -- has been named in a police report by a woman who claims he raped her in a Cleveland hotel but he adamantly DENIES the allegations.

Click here... it's not over yet
In other news...

OUCH! Blake Lively SHUTS DOWN Sexist Reporter During Cringe-Worthy Interview!

Ouch! Watch The Embarrassing Exchange Here!

SEE MORE »

Jesse Williams Divorcing and Hangin' with Minka Kelly

4/25/2017 7:34 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jesse Williams has been separated from the wife he is now divorcing for more than a year, and he's been hanging out recently -- a lot -- with Minka Kelly.

TMZ broke the story ... Jesse filed to end his 5-year marriage to Aryn Drake-Lee ... they've actually been together for 13 years. They have 2 children, the youngest is a year old.

As for Minka, they're shooting a video game/movie in Paris and have been seen both on and off set for the last few months, but no one's saying if it's anything more than a friendship.

A lot of Jesse's fans are upset he's moving on, but a source connected with the couple tells TMZ ... as far as Jesse's concerned, the relationship has "played itself out."

Drake My Views from 90210 ... Pretty Badass

4/25/2017 8:48 AM PDT

Drake's been livin' the high life in a Beverly Hills mansion ... and it's fit for a king.

Drizzy's been chillin' in BH since wrapping his European tour 'cause nothing screams R&R like a 6 bed, 7.5 bath mansion spread over 11,000 square feet! The pool, game room and gym don't hurt either.

The home, courtesy of Airbnb, also comes with a 24/7 personal butler.

Judging by the pic he posted, the rapper is having no problem making the new pad feel just like home.

Thank you for the gift of this home @airbnb. Great stay!

A post shared by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on

In other news...

Is Dancing With The Stars Rigged?!

After What Just Happened, Everyone Is Very Suspicious!

SEE MORE »

La La Anthony Hits NYC Strip Club ... After Split from Melo

4/25/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

La La Anthony didn't let her split from Carmelo Anthony keep her from spending her weekend in one of NYC's top strip clubs ... but this time, it was more business than pleasure. 

We've learned La La hit up Sapphire New York on Friday night -- but sources tell us she wasn't throwing around singles and partying it up, she was there to shoot footage for her new TV show. 

La La is a producer on a docu-series called "Goal Diggers" -- about women in risque industries (strippers and video girls) who break out and become mainstream businesswomen. 

We're told one of the women in the series works at Sapphire, so La La and some crew members hit up the club to shoot footage. 

It just so happened her good friend French Montana was there (he was there to party) -- so they kicked it together inside the building.

We spoke with French in NYC on Monday who told us La La is doing so well since the split, he came up with a new nickname for her.

Caitlyn Jenner to John Leguizamo How'd Ya Like the Chick Experience? ... Awkwardness Ensues

4/25/2017 8:40 AM PDT

Caitlyn Jenner created a super awkward moment when she asked John Leguizamo if he enjoyed dressing up like a woman.

Caitlyn was a guest on 'Live' with Kelly Ripa, and John was her guest co-host. CJ made a callback to John's classic role in "Too Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar" ... where he played a drag queen.

He was brutally honest about the experience. Kelly seemed to squirm. Caitlyn's reaction -- you should see what I've gone through!

Pretty sure it's not a competition, but Caitlyn's right about one thing: John did slay in 'Wong Foo' ...