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UFC No Sale Yet ... Not Even Close

6/22/2016 1:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0622-ufc-getty-01Reports are swirling that the Fertitta brothers are no longer the proud owners of the UFC ... but TMZ Sports has learned it's just not true.

According to reports, WME talent agency, along with a Chinese media org and a group led by Robert Kraft snagged the MMA powerhouse for around $4 billion.

Sources tell us ... there are negotiations but "a deal isn't even close." In fact, we're told there has not even been an agreement on whether 100% of the UFC will be sold or just a portion. Nor have the parties agreed on price.

One report says the deal was finalized Sunday between WME CEO Ari Emanuel, Lorenzo Fertitta and other UFC execs at a dinner meeting in Hollywood. But we've learned Emanuel was on a plane Sunday flying back from a bar mitzvah out of the country and Lorenzo was in Vegas all day. We're told Dana White and Frank Fertitta were also in Vegas all day.

We're told if a deal is consummated, it won't happen this week and it's possible it will never happen. 

YouTube Stars We Didn't Frame 'Moji' CEO ... He Got Caught Stealing

6/22/2016 1:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Yousef Erakat and Alex Wassabi are firing back at the CEO who claims the YouTube stars set him up to make it look like he jacked their camera.

The YouTubers claim Oliver Camilo -- the guy behind celeb emoji apps for Amber Rose and Steph Curry -- not only stole their camera ... he even apologized afterward and tried to offer his business services if they'd forget the whole thing.

As for Camilo's claim he was taking the camera to lost and found? Check out our clip ... they see right through it.

TMZ broke the story ... Camilo was arrested at LAX after Yousef (DOSEofFOUSEY) and Alex chased him down.

LeBron James I'm the Bleepin' Champ!!

6/22/2016 2:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

LeBron James went full Richard Pryor during his speech at the Cavaliers championship parade ... shocking fans and giving TV censors heart attacks.

We can't recall the King ever dropping even a single 4-letter word on camera, but this time on the mic he let loose -- working the stage like a stand-up comedian -- even though kids, including his own, were watching.

Check out the highlights. It's LBJ's championship and he'll cuss if he wants to!

Whitney Houston Here's Proof Emmy Auction Is Illegal ... TV Academy Sues

6/22/2016 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0622-whitney-houston-emmy-getty-03Whitney Houston's Emmy award will NOT be auctioned off without a fight ... the Television Academy just filed a lawsuit accusing Heritage Auctions of theft.

TMZ broke the story ... the Academy is trying to block Heritage from putting the statuette on the block -- on behalf of Whitney's family -- claiming it contractually MUST be returned to the Academy.

In the docs -- filed in L.A. and obtained by TMZ -- the Academy included the sticker it says has been affixed to the bottom of EVERY Emmy handed out between 1978 to 1994. Whitney won hers in 1986.

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The sticker makes it clear the statuette is the Academy's property and the winner's heirs are "obligated to return" it ... as opposed to selling it or throwing it away.

Heritage thinks the Academy is bullying the Houston family ... because more than 3 dozen other Emmy awards have been auctioned off without a peep. The live auction for Whitney's trophy is set for Friday, but the online auction is already up and running ... and someone's already bid $10k!

Diplo My New Crib's Got Mad Views!!!

6/22/2016 12:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0622_diplo_hollywood_hills_home_launch_2Diplo's gone Hollywood.

The DJ just dropped $2.425 million for a pretty awesome Hollywood Hills home. It's super modern, with 4 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths and the best of insane canyon, city, mountain and ocean views. The 2,500 square foot home is not for the faint of heart ... it's on four floors.

But the views are everything ... maybe the most impressive is a bullseye shot of the Hollywood sign.

Farrah Aldjufrie from The Agency repped the DJ and Imraan Ali repped the seller.

Dez Bryant Sued Allegedly Trashed Texas Mansion ... 'Trash, Feces, Odors'

6/22/2016 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0622-dez-bryant-tmz-02Dez Bryant has been sued for allegedly causing more than $60,000 in damage to a Texas home owned by a state senator ... a man who claims Bryant left the home littered in "trash and feces."

Click here... it's not over yet
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Prince DNA Shuts Down Long-Lost 'Son'

6/22/2016 11:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

42116-prince-getty-04Prince is NOT the father of the federal prisoner who claimed he was the singer's long-lost son ... according to Maury Povich DNA testing.

Sources with direct knowledge of the case tell us the DNA test returned a 0.0% chance that Carlin Q. Williams is Prince's spawn. In docs, Carlin said his mother met Prince in 1976 and knocked her up in a Kansas City hotel.

Carlin -- in prison for gun possession -- is one of several people who've come out of the woodwork claiming blood relations. Another woman, Taz Walker, also claims Prince was her pops.

It's unclear what the status is of her case.

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Ivanka Trump Sued Shoe Competitor Wants Her Kicked to Curb

6/22/2016 9:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0622-ivanka-trump-tmz-02update_graphic_red_bar10:05 AM PT -- Matthew Burris, CFO for Marc Fisher -- Ivanka's licensing company -- says, "This is a baseless lawsuit aimed at generating publicity. The shoe in question is representative of a trending fashion style, is not subject to intellectual property law protection and there are similar styles made by several major brands."

He adds, "The lawsuit is without merit and we will vigorously defend ourselves against the claim." update_grey_gray_barIvanka Trump's shoe line is a shameless knockoff of a wildly popular Italian stiletto ... so claims the Italian shoemaker.

Aquazzura claims in a new lawsuit, Ivanka's Hettie shoe is almost a carbon copy of its Wild Thing pump ... a shoe that protects the feet of the famous-ish, including Solange and Olivia Palermo.

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Aquazzura points to the color, shape and silhouette, as well the fringe covering the toes to the tassel on the heel.

Aquazzura says Ivanka jacked their shoes before ... copying its Belgravia shoe and calling it Necila, and also copying its Forever Marilyn shoe and calling it Teagin Pointy Toe Pump with Tassel.

That's shoe biz ...

Whitney Houston Emmy Battle Heading for Court

6/22/2016 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0622-whitney-houston-emmy-gettyWhitney Houston's only Emmy award is about to go up for auction IF Emmy honchos fail in their last ditch effort to block the sale ... TMZ has learned.

The Television Academy says it's going into court Wednesday morning to request a restraining order against Heritage Auctions ... which plans to put Whitney's 1986 Emmy statuette up for grabs on Friday.

Heritage is hawking the award on behalf of Whitney's estate -- but the Television Academy has strict rules about its awards. According to the Academy, all winners sign an agreement that their heirs or successors must "return the statuette to the Academy, and we hold it in storage in memory of the recipient.”

A rep for Heritage tells TMZ ... they've asked the Academy multiple times to produce Whitney's signature on that agreement, but no dice to this point. Heritage says it's moving forward unless a judge drops the hammer.

They expect the award to sell for upwards of $10,000. By the way, Whitney won the Emmy for her performance on the Grammys. Weird, right?

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Nick Young Gets Short End of Stick In Iggy Breakup

6/22/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0621-nick-young-iggy-azalea-engagement-ring-02Iggy Azalea drives a hard bargain ... she's also now driving a 1962 Impala that Nick Young has given her as a parting gift.

We've learned that Iggy and Nick struck a deal ... he gets the engagement ring back and she gets the car she had given him for Xmas. 

Here's the breakdown ... the ring is 10.43 carats, and reportedly valued at half a mil.  

As for the whip ... a '62 Impala is a classic ... a cherry one can go for as much as $100k. 

It sounds like Nick made off like a bandit, but here's the twist. In California, and most states, an engagement ring is a gift in contemplation of marriage and if the nuptials never happen, the ring -- by law -- goes back to him.

As for the Impala, it was not tied to the marriage -- it was a Christmas gift -- so he did not have to give it back.   

Now you know, Nick ... for next time.

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Anton Yelchin Jeep Recalls Backed Up ... Customers Fear Fatalities

6/22/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0621-anton-yelchin-tmz-jeep-02Anton Yelchin's death is sending Jeep owners into a tailspin as they scramble to repair the flaw that likely caused the actor's fatal freak accident.

Several Jeep dealerships around the country tell us calls have been pouring in from panicked owners of the Grand Cherokee Laredo who are worried they'll suffer the same fate as Anton ... if their gear shifter isn't fixed pronto.

Problem is ... we've learned that not all dealerships have the 4-hour software fix yet, and those that do are backed up with a wait list ... 60 deep in some cases. We're told some spots won't have it until July.

TMZ broke the story ... Anton's SUV had not gotten the recall repair after a notice was issued in May.

We're told Jeep employees are giving owners tutorials to avoid the potentially deadly problem until their vehicles can get fixed.

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Prince Singer with Him During Overdose ... Also with MJ Before He Died

6/22/2016 7:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0622-prince-judith-mj-getty-01Even in death, Prince and Michael Jackson have something in common -- singer Judith Hill, who is opening up about what she saw the night Prince overdosed on his private jet.

Hill was on board the flight that made the emergency landing in Moline, IL ... and says she was talking to him when "his eyes fixed" and he nodded off. She told the NY Times she would have thought he just nodded off if she hadn't been "looking into his face."

But she says she immediately realized it was a medical issue and alerted an assistant and the pilot to put the plane down. TMZ broke the story -- Prince had suffered an overdose on Percocet, and emergency responders had to give him a save shot.

Hill -- who spent long hours recording and performing with Prince at Paisley Park -- NEVER mentions anything about his addiction. She refused to discuss his treatment in Moline, but said he reached out to Dr. Michael Schulenberg afterward "because he was concerned, and he wanted to do the right thing for his body."

Prince died six days later from an overdose of Fentanyl.

Interestingly, Hill rehearsed with Jackson days before his death -- she famously dueted with him in "This Is It." Dark coincidence, but there's your trivia answer. 

Kendall Jenner Girls Gotta Hang Out

6/22/2016 6:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0622-kendall-jenner-gigi-hadid-hailey-baldwin-no-censor-akm-01Kendall Jenner was chillin' like a villain and stealing the spotlight in the process. 

Kendall, Gigi Hadid and Hailey Baldwin went for a stroll Tuesday in NYC ... and the view was piercing.

The good news ... Kendall doesn't need a guy to put a ring on it.

  

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