BMX legend Dave Mirra may have suffered from CTE -- just like several ex-NFL players -- and it may have been a factor in his suicide ... so says the Mayor of Greenville, NC.
Sick, sick, and more sick. With a side of sick. On the way to Sick-town. In a 2016 Sickless Sickera.
Ben Stiller My Stick is the Longest ... You've Ever Seen!
2/5/2016 8:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ben Stiller whipped out an extra long surprise at the 'Zoolander 2' premiere -- something totally necessary when your career is being "professionally good looking."
Stiller and the cast pulled off a record breaking selfie Thursday night in London with a 28 foot long selfie stick!
Cast members Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell, Penelope Cruz and Justin Theroux all squeezed into the shot, along with many others -- they had plenty of room ... with a stick THAT big.
Seriously, they look like ants ... that could totally fit in the Center For Kids Who Can't Read Good And Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too.
The last time Adrienne Bailon spoke out about her ex-BF Rob Kardashian, she bashed him for being "disloyal" when they were together. Wait until you see what she says about him now ... and his crazy…
Tyga Blac Chyna's a Sketchy Parent And Drug Arrest Proves It
2/5/2016 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Tyga is alarmed his baby mama was arrested for possessing ecstasy and being wasted in public, and he's now sharpening the legal knives to wrestle custody from her.
Sources connected with Tyga tell TMZ he's alarmed at Blac Chyna's arrest in Austin last week, and is worried her problems with drugs and alcohol might be putting 3-year-old King at risk.
Tyga has already filed legal docs to change the custody arrangement, and now thinks Chyna's recent run-in proves he's the more responsible parent and he should have King during the week, allowing her visitation on weekends.
And this is interesting ... we're told Tyga is well aware of the video Rob Kardashian posted of him playing with King. We're told Tyga is cool with Rob's relationship with Chyna and has no fear about being replaced as a father by anyone, including Rob.
Tyga thinks Rob is a good guy and has no problem with him. Chyna on the other hand ...
Shane West was one of our favorites '90s heartthrobs. He's now the lead singer of a punk rock band -- and wow, wait until you see how HOT he looks now!
Model Katie May Stroke Triggered by Brutal Photo Shoot Fall
2/5/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Playboy and Instagram sensation Katie May took a nasty fall during a photo shoot last week, injuring her neck, and that is the leading candidate for what caused her fatal stroke ... TMZ has learned.
Sources with direct knowledge of Katie's situation tell us the accident happened late last week when she was shooting in Los Angeles. We're told Katie's neck pain after the fall was so bad, she went to a hospital to get checked out, and was released later that day.
But on Friday the pain remained -- she tweeted, "Pinched a nerve in my neck on a photoshoot and got adjusted this morning. It really hurts!"
Our sources say the operating theory is the 34-year-old model did not pinch a nerve, but instead tore the carotid artery in her neck. As we first reported, doctors told Katie's family the tear caused a blood clot which broke off and caused her stroke on Monday. It's called a carotid artery dissection.
As TMZ first reported, Katie was taken off life support Thursday evening and died surrounded by family and friends.
Snoop Dogg Uhhh, Cops Say Your Equipment Really was Jacked!!!
2/5/2016 6:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Snoop Dogg insists he was never a victim of a theft that put his Super Bowl week concert in jeopardy, but a police report suggests otherwise.
According to a San Francisco Police Dept. report, on Monday at 9:52 PM, someone called the cops to report an auto burglary.
The caller said Snoop's silver suburban was vandalized and "all the band's equipment, luggage, laptops were taken, their entire show for tomorrow was in the van."
The report continues, cops spoke with another person involved with the equipment and that person "is standing by the van, freaking out about the magnitude of the loss -- they might not be able to perform tomorrow night."
Snoop insisted none of his stuff was jacked. Whatever happened, he was able to perform the following night.
Mark Cuban My Super Bowl 50 Party ... Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bacon Cones
2/5/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Mark Cuban's record for throwing the most expensive Super Bowl party is like the '72 Miami Dolphins ... undefeated, and in 2016 you don't need to look beyond the menu to realize Cuban's still on top.
Mark's shindig goes down Saturday night in SFO, and here's a taste of how much it's gonna cost ... 2014's SB halftime act Red Hot Chili Peppers are headlining the bash. STK is on kitchen duty and its menu blows the seven-layer dip out of the water.
For hor d'oeuvres ... citrus Old Bay poached shrimp, candied bacon cones, tuna tartare in a soy honey emulsion and taro chips, sweet corn pudding cups and mini lump crab salads.
Chicken wings and the old fashioned burger still make appearances but in new form ... crispy buffalo chicken bites with a blue cheese mousse and sliders with caramelized onions.
Best of all ... party's free, if you can get on the list.
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Hilary Duff, Mike Comrie We're Divorced, But Still Good Parents
2/5/2016 6:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
As we reported, the divorce became final last week. They have joint custody of their 3-year-old son, Luca, and despite some hard feelings between Hilary and Mike when the divorce papers were filed, they are clearly working the whole co-parenting thing out.
'Family Therapy' sounds like it's anything but ... because this sounds -- and looks -- like TORTURE to us. How sad.
'Love & Hip Hop' Star Amber Laura Milan's Vicious Campaign Got Me Fired
2/5/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Amber Laura won't be returning to "Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood" next season and says it's all because her co-star Milan Christopher has been dragging her name through the mud to show execs.
Amber's rep tells us she found out she got the ax for season 3 when a call sheet didn't come her way. The rep called network execs but they were radio silent, and eventually the word came down ... Amber was out.
It's a twisted situation ... Amber's boyfriend, Miles Brock, left her for Milan. Milan trashed Amber on Twitter saying she just used Miles to get on the show. Milan says Amber knew Miles was gay all along.
According to Amber ... the relationship between Milan and Miles was fake -- just to bring a "gay relationship" into the show -- and she says that relationship is already kaput, ending on very bad terms.
Yikes ... we don't think Cuba's "Jerry McGuire" costar is going to be too happy when he hears about this one.
Guess Who This Mini Baller Turned Into!
2/5/2016 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Before this pop warner kid was poppin' his collar as a pro athlete, he was just another sharp dressed kid posing for pics in Spring Valley, California. Can you guess who he is?
Model Katie May 'Queen of Snapchat' Dies at 34
2/4/2016 6:14 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Katie May, a hugely successful model and social media star, died Thursday after a stroke left her in critical condition.
May had been hospitalized since Monday when a blockage in her carotid artery caused the "catastrophic" stroke. She remained in critical condition until her death. Sources tell TMZ she was taken off life support Thursday evening, and she died in L.A. surrounded by family and loved ones.
Katie had a huge social media presence, with nearly 2 million people following her on Instagram. She was also known as the "Queen of Snapchat" and modeled for dozens of websites and magazines, including Playboy and Sports Illustrated.
Katie leaves behind a 7-year-old daughter and her family started a gofundme page to support the little girl. Katie was 34.
Dave Mirra Dead BMX Legend Dies at 41 ... Apparent Suicide
2/4/2016 4:06 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Cops say the 41 year old's body was found in his truck in Greenville, North Carolina Thursday with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
We're told he had been in the area visiting with friends.
Mirra leaves a wife and two kids.
Officials tell TMZ Sports cops are investigating the death.
Earlier Thursday, a photo of Mirra and his wife together appeared on Dave's Instagram account with the caption, "My Rock! Thank god."
Mirra hosted 2 seasons of 'Real World/Road Rules Challenge' on MTV -- and was the namesake of several BMX video games.
Mirra also drove for Subaru rally car racing team.
Dave's good friend and fellow BMX legend T.J. Lavin tells us ... "I just wish he would have called me. I would have jumped on a plane in a second. There's always another way. If anyone needs help, just please get it. I feel sick about this."
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Johnny Manziel I Did NOT Hit My Girlfriend or Threaten Suicide
2/4/2016 3:16 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Johnny Manziel tells TMZ Sports ... he did NOT strike his ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley during a January 30th dispute saying bluntly, "It didn't happen."
When asked about the police report which says he allegedly threatened to kill himself during the dispute, Johnny denied that too ... adding, "I'm completely stable. I'm safe and secure."
It's interesting ... according to the police reports, as cops interviewed Colleen at her home she became irritated with the officer's questions and became "increasingly uncooperative." She also refused to allow cops to photograph her alleged injuries.
Johnny added, "I have great things coming ahead" ... though he didn't expand on what those things are.
"I know I've been having fun but I just need to get my body right."
"I'm 100% committed to playing football."
Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White Dead at 74
2/4/2016 2:23 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Maurice White, co-founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, died in his sleep Thursday morning ... TMZ has learned.
Maurice died in L.A. after a long battle with Parkinson's. He was diagnosed in 1992 and his condition deteriorated in recent months. The disease had progressed to the point he was forced to stop touring with the band 1994.