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Floyd Mayweather Jr.

You Look Like Someone I Know!

... Hangs with Ruby Rose

7/24/2015 3:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. taught Hollywood "It" girl Ruby Rose a few things about boxing -- during a Las Vegas meet-and-greet that must've had Floyd thinking he was seeing double.

Ruby went to the TMT gym on Thursday to watch the champ training for his upcoming fight against Andre Berto. Sources at the gym tell us the "Orange Is the New Black" star said she's been a longtime fan of Floyd's and just really wanted to meet him. 

We're told a mutual friend of Floyd and Ruby's doppelganger, Justin Bieber ... helped set up yesterday's meeting.

If Floyd ever needs a stand-in for Bieber at a fight -- just sayin'. 


Drake's 'Ghostwriter'

Drizzy Got Me Here ...

But I Don't Write His Raps

7/24/2015 2:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0724-drake-quentin-getty-instagramQuentin Miller, the guy accused of writing raps for Drake, is coming to the rapper's defense saying he’s never been and never will be a ghostwriter.

According to Miller, he was just your average baker with a passion for music when Drake took him under his wing. He says most of “If You’re Reading This It's Too Late” was done before he was brought in to collaborate on a few songs.   

He adds ... Drake didn't even really need him, and he was just happy to take notes from "the best in the game." Miller was responding to accusations -- from Meek Mill and others -- that he wrote Drake's rhymes on “10 Bands.”  

He didn't specifically address his version of "10 Bands" that leaked this week -- but says, ”I  could never take credit for anything other than the few songs we worked on together."


50 Cent

Socked With Another $2 Mil

in Sex Tape Damages

7/24/2015 1:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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2:25 PM PT -- 50 Cent's attorney has released a statement saying the rapper plans to fight the judgement hoping to "reduce the size of the award." 


50 Cent has to fork over another $2 million in punitive damages to Rick Ross' baby mama for leaking her sex tape. 

The jury announced the judgment in NYC on Friday. 50 already got hit with a $5 million judgment in the case earlier this month ... which lead to him filing for personal bankruptcy. 

He told the jury this week that he was worth less than $5 million -- in an effort to get some leniency. Seems like it worked ... since Lastonia Leviston was seeking $15 mil in punitive damages.


Bill Cosby

I Got My Ludes from a Gyno

7/24/2015 1:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Bill Cosby got the Quaaludes he used to drug women from a gynecologist.

The info was just made public by the Washington Post, which got hold of previously sealed documents in the sexual assault lawsuit filed by Andrea Constand.  

Cosby says he got 7 scripts for the drug, which was prescribed under the pretense of a bad back.

A lawyer who worked for the gyno, who died 13 years ago, says the doctor was unscrupulous and was the go-to doc for the rich and famous when it came to prescribing recreational drugs.

But according to court docs, the gynecologist almost came to blows with Cosby when he found out about Tamara Green, one of the women who accused Cosby of sexual assault.  He warned the comedian never to do it again.


Hulk Hogan

Brooke Defends Dad

... With a Poem?!?

7/24/2015 2:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Hulk Hogan
's daughter came out swinging in his defense, but in a very unusual way -- she busted out a poem.  

Brooke Hogan is right in the middle of this controversy, since it's her ex-bf Hulk was ranting about when he dropped the n-word. But she doesn't think Hulk is racist at all, as she explained over several verses:

If you knew my father,
you would know how hard he fought...
and the way it brought a smile
to people light, medium and dark.

It goes on ... and includes a religious reference:

The lord says to forgive them,
don't be the one to stone...
so please remember his strong arms
when you were all alone.

She closes with:

My father has a daughter,
and I have feelings too.
And if I knew your father,
I would do the same for you.


Mariah Carey

My Billionaire BF Dropped

$500k to Make My Chest Sparkle

7/24/2015 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0723_mariah-carey_necklace_instagramMariah Carey’s boyfriend James Packer knows the way to her heart is putting half a mil worth of rocks on her chest.

Packer gave Mariah the hookup Wednesday night -- it's an 18 karat yellow heart-shaped diamond. We're told he gave to her right before she went on stage for her Vegas show at Caesars Palace -- which explains the shout out she gave him.

Carey thanked JP for "a new heart" ... right before she sang "Hero" that night.

Guess James is cool with people not looking Mariah in the eyes when they talk to her, 'cause ... damn!


John Stamos

Out of Rehab

I'm Only Into Punch Now

7/24/2015 12:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0724-john-stamos-out-of-rehab-TWITTER-01John Stamos is still a fighter after completing a sting in rehab for substance abuse.

John spent 30-days in a live-in facility after his DUI arrest in Bev Hills last month. As we reported, we were told he had substance abuse issues that developed over a substantial period of time.

Stamos was so messed up when he was arrested he was rushed to the hospital.

It looks like rehab did him good. Welcome back, John.


WWE Legend Virgil

The Hulk Hogan I Knew

Was Not Racist

7/24/2015 12:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0724-hogan-jones-tmz-wwe-01Virgil -- one of the most iconic black wrestlers ever -- says the Hulk Hogan he considered a mentor and a friend never showed any signs of racism in all the years he's known him. 

Virgil tells TMZ Sports he was saddened Friday morning when he read about Hogan's N-word rant on a sex tape, and says he doesn't condone racism or racist behavior one bit. 

But Virgil tells us, "You can only judge a person based on past experience. Hulk Hogan has never given me a reason to believe he is a racist."

Hogan has since apologized for the comments he made on the sex tape -- which was recorded 8 years ago. 



Kylie Jenner

Khloe's Twerking Steals the Show

at Graduation Party

7/24/2015 6:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kylie Jenner should have been the focus at her graduation party Thursday night, but Khloe Kardashian's ass hijacked the event.

Kylie, along with her family and a few friends, celebrated KJ's graduation with a kick ass party at Kris' house. Kylie, who was homeschooled, received her diploma from Ryan Seacrest

Kylie and Kendall are close, but who knew this close ... though it wasn't quite as awkward as the infamous "reach around video" ... but still. 


In other news...

Blake & Miranda's Divorce

Uh oh, more drama is coming to the surface in Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert's divorce.


Hulk Hogan

Sex Tape N-Word Rant ...

Is Not Who I Am

7/24/2015 9:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Hulk Hogan is apologizing for using the n-word during an angry rant about his daughter's ex-boyfriend, and it doesn't reflect who he really is -- but a transcript of the remarks paints a much different picture. 

Hulk tells us ... "Eight years ago I used offensive language during a conversation. It was unacceptable for me to have used that offensive language; there is no excuse for it; and I apologize for having done it." 

The language he's referring to is outrageous -- coming on the tail end of his sex tape. Hulk says ... "I mean, I don't have double standards. I mean, I am a racist, to a point, f**king n**gers." 

He continues, "I mean I'd rather if she was going to f**k some n**ger, I'd rather have her marry an 8-foot tall n**ger worth a hundred million dollars! Like a basketball player."

Hogan is suing a website for releasing the sex tape, and the n-word rant is expected to come out when the case goes to trial later this year. 

In his apology, Hogan says ... "I am disappointed with myself that I used language that is offensive and inconsistent with my own beliefs. It is not who I am. I continue to work every day to improve as a person, and this matter is an important learning experience for me in that regard."

He adds, that language "is inconsistent with my own beliefs." 


In other news...

Shia LaBeouf's SCARY Fight
With Girlfriend Caught On Cam

This is terrifying! Find out what went down between Shia and his girlfriend.


Deryck Whibley

Looking Healthy Again

After Hitting Rock Bottom

7/24/2015 10:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0724-deryck-whibley-splash-03Deryck Whibley and Sum 41 were back together this week for the first time in a while, but the real story is how good he looked ... a year after nearly drinking himself to death.

The band got back together for a performance at the Alternative Press Music Awards in Ohio after taking a break so Whibley, who almost died in 2014 from alcohol abuse, could deal with his issues.

Whibley was actually placed in a coma for a week so his body could detox.

Deryck says he still has trouble walking and is still undergoing extensive physical therapy.

Seems like it's working.

In other news...

OMG! Jessica Simpson's EMBARRASSING Tweet

She quickly removed it, but find out exactly what it said!


Hulk Hogan


As N-Word Scandal Erupts

7/24/2015 6:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0724-hulk-hogan-tmz-01The WWE is cutting all ties with wrestling legend Hulk Hogan ... after finding out about him angrily using the n-word to describe someone who was dating his daughter. 

Our sources say the WWE fired Hogan after learning of a transcript of comments made on his sex tape. Hogan is in the middle of a lawsuit over the tape ... and the n-word remarks are expected to come out once the trial begins later this year.

The WWE released a statement Friday morning saying, "WWE terminated its contract with Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan). WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide."

TMZ has seen the tape ... and on it, Hogan is discussing his daughter Brooke's music career. He repeatedly used the n-word while talking about an African-American guy she was dating.

Hogan's attorney tells TMZ ... Hulk claims he was NOT fired, and actually resigned from the WWE late Thursday night. 

Story developing ...


Chris Brown

Peace, Philippines ...

I'm Outta Here!

7/24/2015 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Chris Brown finally got out of the Philippines -- for real -- after being held there for 3 days because of a fraud dispute.

Brown had been in Manila since Tuesday, where he performed a show, but a promoter filed a complaint against him for allegedly bailing on a New Year's Eve concert ... so the government wouldn't let him leave

The singer was able to obtain a certificate permitting him to bolt ... and he boarded a private jet Friday headed for Macau, where he's performing tonight. 

The ordeal forced him to cancel a show in Hong Kong earlier in the week. He shoulda called Liam Neeson.

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