Celebrity weed mogul Milk Tyson has a new way of getting high ... charity.
Tyson owned a weed delivery company that catered to big, big Hollywood celebs. He got really famous after tattooing the face of one of his close party friends -- Justin Bieber -- on his arm.
There was a turning point in Milk's life when he and Justin sold some of the Biebs' spray paint cans and auctioned them off to benefit typhoon victims in the Philippines.
We found out Milk is hooked ... on charity. He sold his weed company and launched an 11-city hospital tour where he recruits celebs who record videos for children fighting serious illnesses.
Zendaya, Travis Barker and a bunch of other celebs have joined forces with Milk and the tour is already viewed as a big success.
Tyson's foundation, FAM -- Fighting All Monsters While Finding All Meaning -- expects to raise millions of bucks with the help of his celeb friends.
Now that's some really good s**t.
Now THIS is How a Star Should Treat the Crew!
1/21/2015 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
SUSPENDED BY U.S. SOCCER
After 'Belligerent' Behavior During Hubby's DUI
1/21/2015 6:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Hope Solo has been suspended by the U.S. Women's soccer team ... just days after she got into it with police while her husband was being arrested for DUI.
TMZ Sports broke the story ... Solo and ex-NFL player Jerramy Stevens were "acting belligerent" when Stevens was stopped by cops in Manhattan Beach, CA early Monday morning ... with law enforcement sources telling us both Stevens and Solo were "a major pain."
Now, U.S Soccer has issued a statement saying ... "During our current national team camp, Hope made a poor decision that has resulted in a negative impact on U.S. Soccer and her teammates. We feel at this time it is best for her to step away from the team."
Hope addressed the suspension on her Facebook page ... writing, "I accept and respect the Federation's decision, and more importantly, I apologize for disappointing my teammates, coaches and the Federation who have always supported me."
She added, "I think it's best for me to take a break, decompress from the stress of the last several months, and come back mentally and physically ready to positively contribute to the team."
Puts Paula Patton On Hot Seat ...
In 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit
1/21/2015 3:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Paula Patton could have Robin Thicke by the short hairs ... again -- she's being called to testify in the court battle over whether he ripped off "Blurred Lines" from Marvin Gaye.
According to court docs ... Robin's estranged wife is listed as a witness for the case which still looks like it's heading to trial. Marvin Gaye III and Robin have been warring over 'Blurred' and a handful of other Thicke tunes.
Paula is expected to testify about the 2011 song, "Love After War" ... which Gaye thinks copies Marvin's "After the Dance." Paula appeared in the 'Love' music video, and we're told she co-wrote it with Robin.
Going through a very public, painful, drawn out break-up with your ex -- and then calling her to testify on your behalf in a major legal battle ... seems like a recipe for disaster.
However, as TMZ first reported ... Robin actually went to a holiday party at Paula's house -- so maybe the dust has settled. We'll see, when and if she takes the oath.
One thing's for sure ... the video was freakin' hot!
Unplugged for Image Rehab
1/21/2015 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Deal With It 'View' Execs
I'm Staging Sit-In to Save My Back
1/21/2015 2:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Whoopi Goldberg's got back ... problems and it's creating a rift between her, the other "View" co-hosts and producers of the show -- who think Whoopi's new chair is a major eyesore.
When Whoopi returned from her two-week injury sabbatical Tuesday, she brought a new ergonomic chair for support. All the women used the same chair ... so Whoopi's wouldn't look different.
According to our sources, producers felt the chairs looked clunky on camera ... so they yanked them for Wednesday's episode -- but Whoopi stood (or sat) her ground in the new chair.
And yes ... it stood out.
We're told Whoopi has no plans to change back, so producers are struggling to find a way to make it more pleasing to the eye.
At least they don't have anything else to worry about ...
Rips Birdman With New Song ...
I Saved Your Ass, But Now I'm Gone!
1/21/2015 10:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lil Wayne just opened a lyrical can of whoop ass on Birdman by releasing a mixtape with tracks that take direct aim at his former mentor and Cash Money Records.
Wayne dropped "Sorry 4 The Wait 2" -- a clear reference to his long delayed "Carter V" album -- and goes right in on Birdman with a song called, "Coco."
Some of the lyrics include:
"Who kept this s**t together? N***a, me, that's who!
Who was there when n***as left? N***a, me that's who!"
Cash Money is an army, I'm a one man army!"
He also raps about going out like Tony Montana in "Scarface."
This should put an end to any doubts ... the Wayne-Birdman beef is 100% real.
The timing of the song and mixtape are interesting ... considering internet rumblings that Wayne could be plotting a move over to Master P's No Limit records.
I Was Racially Profiled for OfficeMax Felony
Because of My Braids
1/21/2015 10:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West says he has been racially profiled by cops ... arrested and charged with stealing printers from an OfficeMax back in 2000 ... all because of his braids.
We got hold of Kanye's deposition in a case filed by a photog who Kanye assaulted at LAX. In the depo, Kayne admits to being convicted of a felony ... and then recalls the incident where he says, "I was racially profiled for having a white T-shirt and braids."
Kanye says cops snagged him for allegedly stealing printers at the Illinois OfficeMax. He gets sketchy, not explaining where cops found him, but he does say at the time he was already a successful music producer.
Kanye suggests cops even doctored the evidence to frame him, saying, "I was driving a white Ford Expedition. When I saw the police report, they crossed out where it said 'Cream Ford Explorer.'"
In the depo, filed in court by his lawyer Shawn Holley, Kanye says he believes he was convicted of a felony but says it was actually "a mistaken identity for stealing some printers from OfficeMax after I was a platinum producer."
The opposing lawyer responded, "I'm sure that wasn't in the charge that you were ... a platinum producer." Kanye fired back, "Yeah, I believe so. I think that's what -- I think that's what -- where America had me at that time for having braids."
'The View's' Rosie Perez
Latina Group Blasts Show
For Racist And Sexist Remarks
1/21/2015 11:19 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A distinguished group of Hispanic women are blasting "The View" for allegedly making disparaging remarks against co-host Rosie Perez ... saying they are both racist and sexist.
The group referring to themselves as #YoSoyRosie is responding to a "View" source who spoke to the NY Daily News and said Rosie, "is not the sharpest tool in the box," and most recently told Variety that "Ms. Perez can't read a TelePrompTer."
The group just put out a letter, obtained by TMZ , "questioning a woman's intelligence is an old stereotype that is sexist and in this case also racist" and they go on to say "when you disparage the only Latina on 'The View', you disparage all Latinas."
#YoSoyRosie members include high profile names like New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and NY Secretary of State Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez and best selling author Esmeralda Santiago.
Rosie is scheduled to appear on "The View" Thursday to address the comments.
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Hospitalized with Rare Virus
1/21/2015 9:41 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
10:50 AM PT -- We're told Lindsay was just released from the hospital because her fever broke sufficiently, but her joint pain is still intense. Doctors referred her to a specialist.
We're also told Dina Lohan is on her way to London.
Lindsay Lohan is in a London hospital with a rare, incurable virus she apparently picked up in Bora Bora ... TMZ has learned.
We're told Lindsay contracted Chikungunya, a virus transmitted by mosquito bites that causes fever, joint pain and fatigue.
Lindsay vacationed in Bora Bora over the holidays and then flew to L.A. to shoot an Esurance commercial ... we believe for the Super Bowl.
Lindsay began complaining of the illness just before New Year's. She then went back to London where she became so ill she couldn't walk.
Lindsay is currently in King Edward VII's Hospital ... the same place the Queen gets treated. They're keeping Lindsay because she has a high fever and the joint pain is unbearable.
As for her prognosis ... we're told the joint pain could last for months.
'Shahs Of Sunset' GG
Flashes Hot New Set Of Boobies
1/21/2015 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ain't no shame in her game ... there are two things "Shahs of Sunset" star Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi won't lie about ... and they're both on her chest.
GG wants the world to know she got a boob job last month -- we had a few questions for her outside of Beso in Hollywood ... but the only thing she'd dish on were those juicy new cantaloupes.
While flaunting her assets off she boasts " I don't lie about plastic surgery" -- an obvious jab at celebs like Kylie Jenner and Paris Hilton who've been called out for possibly having work done.
Gotta get them out there while they still have that new boob smell.
Check her them out.
Don't Blame Me If the New 'Star Wars' Sucks ...
It Wasn't My Idea!
1/21/2015 10:27 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Disney thinks the Force is no longer strong with George Lucas ... because the legendary filmmaker says all his ideas for the new "Star Wars" film were tossed out the nearest airlock.
In an interview with Cinema Blend, Lucas was asked if he had come up with any ideas for "Episode VII" before he sold LucasFilm to Disney back in 2012. He told the interviewer, "The ones that I sold to Disney, they came up to the decision that they didn't really want to do those. So they made up their own. So it's not the ones that I originally wrote."
Now while Lucas' writing credits are spectacular -- the first three "Star Wars" movies and the first three "Indiana Jones" movies, to name a few -- the last three "Star Wars" films and the final "Indiana Jones" movie were all ... well, you know.
Perhaps this is for the best, George.
'Wicked Tuna' Star
Arrested for VERY Aggressive Flirting
1/21/2015 9:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Wicked Tuna" star David Marciano does NOT have a way with women -- he was arrested for allegedly grabbing a hotel employee by her hair ..in a flirting move gone awry.
According to cops in Morehead City, North Carolina -- the town where "Wicked Tuna" is filming -- Marciano was busted for assault around 1:10 AM Monday. Police say Marciano grabbed the woman's ponytail in a lame attempt to get frisky ... but it wasn't well received.
Marciano was arrested for assault ... the employee told police he seemed intoxicated, but cops think he was sober ... which presumably makes it worse.
The show is standing by their star ... no plans to 86 him, but a show rep tells us they're still taking the arrest seriously.