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Lamar Odom Hits BIG3 Game, ... Talks Comeback

8/14/2017 8:49 AM PDT
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Lamar Odom could be one step closer to getting back on the court -- he hit up the BIG3 games in L.A. over the weekend and chatted with league honchos about joining next season. 

As we previously reported, Odom has been privately expressing interest in playing pro ball again -- and when Ice Cube found out, he extended an invitation to Odom ... as long as he gets in shape. 

Fast forward to Sunday when the BIG3 rolled into L.A., and Lamar was on hand to witness the action. 

We're told he had some friendly conversations with league officials about getting the ball rolling for his comeback. Seems this could really happen. 

Odom was one of a TON of stars at the Staples Center for the action -- including Snoop, Oscar De La HoyaJesse Williams, Chris Brown, LL Cool J, Jeanie Buss, T-Pain, Dwyane Wade, Chad Ochocinco and more. 

Katy Perry Still Ridin' Orlando Bloom

8/14/2017 7:24 AM PDT
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Katy Perry didn't need an Uber to get to Saturday night's Ed Sheeran concert in L.A. ... she got a lift from ex-BF Orlando Bloom.

Looks like the break is over for the ex-couple who attended Sheeran's concert at the Staples Center ... the first time they've been spotted out since calling it quits in March after a year of dating.

Katy said the breakup was amicable and she's been linked to other guys, namely Rob Pattinson with whom she had dinner with last week.

As they say ... old flames die hard.

Charlottesville Victims Return To Scene Of Crime For Memorial

8/14/2017 7:55 AM PDT

Marcus Martin, one of 19 injured victims in Saturday's deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, returned to the scene of the protest bandaged and in a wheelchair.

Marcus was hurled in the air after a car driven by James Alex Fields plowed through a crowd of protesters, killing his friend, 32-year-old Heather Heyer.

Cameras caught the moment of impact where Marcus was struck. He suffered a broken leg after pushing his fiancee, Marissa Blair, out of the way. Blair, who is hugging him in the photo above, worked with Heyer. Martin's loved ones have set up a gofundme to help with expenses.

Hundreds gathered in Charlottesville Sunday at the memorial to pay tribute to Heyer.

Charlottesville Killer Dead Ringer for Mark David Chapman

8/14/2017 7:04 AM PDT

It's eerie ... the man who mowed down 20 people in Charlottesville Saturday looks very much like another killer ... Mark David Chapman.

Their crimes are different for sure, but both committed monstrous acts ... you know what James Alex Fields did -- killing 1 and injuring 19 by plowing into them during the weekend rally.  

Chapman, you'll recall, shot and killed John Lennon in 1980 after lying in wait for the former Beatle.

There's no connection between the 2 ... it's just interesting.

Serena Williams Takes Fetus On Food Run ... With Baby Daddy

8/14/2017 7:50 AM PDT
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When you're eating for 2 ... ya gotta stock up!!

That's why Serena Williams hit the grocery store with fiance, Alexis Ohanian, and her mom Oracene Price this weekend ... and HAM in the aisles.

The gang rolled into Publix in Palm Beach Gardens (try the crab legs!) and filled their shopping cart to the brim in preparation for Serena's big day. 

By our count, she's about 37 weeks pregnant (40 weeks is the target) -- but at this point, it could happen any minute. 

Williams tweeted about how the pregnancy is affecting her body over the weekend -- "It's official. I no longer have ankles."

Still looks damn good to us.

Kendall Jenner & Blake Griffin Hard to Hide We're Hanging Out

8/14/2017 7:08 AM PDT

OK, something's up between Kendall Jenner and Blake Griffin because they're hanging out for the second time in less than a week.

Kendall and Blake grabbed dinner at Craig's Sunday night in WeHo. It appears they jumped in separate whips but were seen together inside the joint. Just last week, they left Avenue Nightclub in Hollywood and jumped in the same limo.

No word on whether Kendall kicked A$AP Rocky to the curb and rebounded with the NBA superstar. Same goes for Blake ... who last September welcomed his second child with Brynn Cameron.

Where there's smoke ... 

Cristiano Ronaldo Gets 5 Game Ban ... Can't Push Refs, Bro

8/14/2017 6:59 AM PDT
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Even Cristiano Ronaldo can't get away with putting his hands a ref -- and just got hit with a 5 game ban for throwing a hissy fit at the Supercopa De Espana. 

After CR7 stormed the pitch and banged a quick goal in the 2nd half of Real Madrid's battle with Barcelona -- he was tripped up by Samuel Umtiti in a run a few minutes later and blew up at the refs for not penalizing the guy. 

Ronaldo threw a mini-tantrum and shoved the ref from behind -- which YOU CAN'T DO, EVER!

Ronaldo already had a yellow card for taking his shirt off during his goal earlier in the match. 

Dude's in shape. 

Charlottesville Massacre Captured on Drone Video

8/14/2017 6:48 AM PDT

New footage of the carnage in Charlottesville was captured by drone video.

You see the crowd scramble as the burgundy vehicle is propelled into the intersection after James Alex Fields rams it from behind.

One person was killed and 19 were injured in what was almost certainly a terrorist attack.

Fields has been charged with second-degree murder. He has aligned himself with the neo-Nazi movement over the years. His mother said after the attack, she knew he was going to the rally which she thought "had something to do with Trump ... Trump's not a supremacist."

Shonda Rhimes Goodbye, ABC ... Hello, Netflix!

8/14/2017 6:38 AM PDT

Shonda Rhimes is down with Netflix and chill ... the megaproducer is leaving ABC and taking her talents to the streaming service in a blockbuster deal.

Shonda -- the creator of "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and "How to Get Away with Murder" -- will take her ShondaLand production team to Netflix in a multi-year deal. It's unclear how much Netflix paid to swoop her away from the Disney-owned company, but she'll be getting more than she got at ABC.

While 'Grey's' and her other shows will remain airing on ABC, Shonda will develop new projects exclusively for Netflix, as first reported by The Wall Street Journal.

Shonda's the latest producer to bail from broadcast TV to Netflix. Chuck Lorre, the brainchild behind "Two and a Half Men" and "Big Bang Theory," is there as well. Jenji Kohan, the creator of "Orange is the New Black" and "Weeds" also jumped ship.  

Ric Flair Hospitalized 'We Need Your Prayers'

8/14/2017 5:40 AM PDT
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Pro wrestling icon Ric Flair has been hospitalized -- and it sounds serious. 

The Nature Boy's reps confirmed the 68-year-old was hospitalized over the weekend -- but Legacy Talent Agency insisted it was for "routine monitoring" and there was "no reason to panic."

But things changed by Sunday night, when the reps posted, "We need your prayers, positive energy, and well wishes for our Living Legend as he is dealing with some tough medical issues."

The agency has not said exactly what those medical issues are. 

Flair was reportedly admitted to the ICU with "heart-related issues," according to ProWrestlingSheet.com.

We just saw Flair out back in May -- and he told us not to let terrorists scare them away from sporting events. 

He's also been campaigning for his friend Kane, who's running for mayor in Tennessee. 

Mel B Life Imitates Art I'm Dating a Beverly Hills Cop!!!

8/14/2017 1:00 AM PDT
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Mel B is either smitten or paying homage to baby daddy Eddie Murphy, because she's dating the guy he played in one of his iconic movies ... a Beverly Hills cop.

Sources in the know tell us she's been seeing a guy on the Beverly Hills PD for a few months.  She's moved at lightening speed ... splitting with husband Stephen only months before she started dating the officer.

They met through mutual friends.  She started dating him immediately and it took only a matter of weeks before he was staying at her home 5 - 6 nights a week.  She's nuts about him.

This is a little eerie. Our sources say one of the reasons she likes him around so much is that he carries a gun, and she's scared of estranged hubby Stephen Belafonte.  TMZ broke the story, Mel B has a restraining order against Belafonte, and one of her concerns is that she says he has a gun he's not allowed to possess because of a prior crime.

They're keeping the relationship "low key" ... both for his sake and hers.  We're told his life is "complicated."  But that hasn't stopped him, however, for showing up to tapings of "America's Got Talent" -- in plain clothes.  He has also accompanied her to a number of social engagements.

Not everyone in Mel B's life thinks it's a swell idea she's dating the guy ... partly because of him and partly because she just got out of a bad relationship.

Still ... there's something symmetrical about Mel B going for a Beverly Hills Cop.

Chumlee Threatens to Sue Candy Man

8/14/2017 12:50 AM PDT
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Chumlee's in a battle for the domain name domination over his candy store ... and winning won't be as easy as taking candy from a baby.

The "Pawn Stars" star had his lawyers fire off a letter to Patrick Keys -- the current owner of chumleescandy.com and chumleescandyontheblvd.com -- threatening to take legal action if he doesn't hand over the rights to the sites. Keys has no association to the brick and mortar store that Chumlee opened 2 months ago in Vegas.

Keys tells TMZ ... he's been making his living for 20 years buying and selling domain names, and when news broke in May that Chumlee was opening the candy store ... he made a smart business move by swiping the domains. He says he tried contacting Chumlee several times to work out a deal for the names, but never heard back.

Chumlee's legal team's not having it. His rep tells us ... cybersquatter Keys jacked their trademarks while Chumlee was in the process of planning a site ... and that's why the cease and desist letter.

Gilbert Arenas I Might Join BIG3 League 'Hopefully Next Year'

8/14/2017 12:45 AM PDT
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Ice Cube is one step closer to adding "Agent 0" to his BIG3 league -- with Gilbert Arenas telling TMZ Sports he's seriously considering joining up.

35-year-old Arenas was promoting his Life Water company at 7/11 in L.A. this week when he told us he's been in talks with Cube's 3-on-3 league about signing on for next season. 

In fact, Arenas says he's hoping the two sides can work out a sponsorship deal where his beverage company can be the official drink of the league. 

But even if that doesn't work out, Arenas says he'd still consider lacing up -- most likely because he has friends like Kenyon Martin who are having a blast getting back on the court. 

As for Gilbert, he's been staying in basketball shape -- constantly posting workout videos from the gym ... and it's impressive stuff.

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