Mama June Family Not Buying What She's Selling ... Stinks Like a Scam

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Mama June's chipper, loving and optimistic message to her kids might seem like a promising sign she's turning things around, but the problem is ... they don't believe her.

Sources close to June's family tell TMZ ... they think her Thursday post -- in which she suggested she's trying to get better and says she loves and misses her children -- is a ploy to deceive the public. Exhibit A? They say the photo she used is 2 years old.

We're told the family suspects this is June's way of getting some positive attention, so she can ultimately start making money through Instagram ads. They think she's desperate for cash.

As for why the family is so skeptical ... our sources say June's only contacted them once recently to check on a family member who had a heart attack. They say she went radio silent again when her kids pressed her on where she was and how she was doing.

Translation: They've been trying to reach her and they're available. So, to them her claim about missing them smells like BS.

We're told the family's stance is the same as it's been for a long time -- they love her and want her to get help, but her BF, Geno has gotta go.

Until that happens, they're all terrified of getting a phone call saying she's dead.

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Jen Harley $elling Vegas Crib ... Drama Not Included!!!

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Jen Harley are officially moving on ... when it comes to their Vegas home anyway, 'cause TMZ's learned they've listed it for sale.

Sources close to the situation tell TMZ ... the 'Jersey Shore' star and Jen put their home on the market 3 months ago for a cool $869,900 and we're told the reasoning is surprisingly quite simple -- Ron's moving to L.A. and Jen's got no use for it and is game for selling it.

We're told Ronnie plunked down all the cash for the crib back in October 2017, but they'll split the profits, if any. They bought it for $725k. Our sources also say the sale has nothing to do with their drama-filled relationship ... it's just that, logistically, they don't need it.

A source close to Ronnie tells us he footed all the bills for the home as well ... and Jen also had a place of her own in the city.

The house itself is a marvel ... 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and nearly 3,000 square feet of living space. It's nestled inside a gated community ... so, privacy. It also features a full panoramic view of the strip, city and mountains. There's also a relaxing spa.

Ronnie and Jen, however, did anything but relax in that house -- the site of some of their most volatile fights in their frequently hostile relationship.

Diddy Sparks Donations For Cancer Patients ... 100 iPads for Sick Kids

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Diddy is helping shine a light on a group of children battling cancer ... and now the kids are getting brand new iPads.

Here's the deal ... former celebrity weed dealer Milk Tyson launched a viral campaign to get Diddy to join their crusade to help kids fighting cancer, and get them a segment on the 'Ellen Degeneres Show.'

The children at Miami-based nonprofit Fighting All Monsters appeared in a viral video with Snoop Dogg, dancing to Diddy's hit song "Bad Boys For Life" and asking him to vibe with them.

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Diddy caught wind of the initiative, and blasted the video out Thursday to his nearly 16 million Instagram followers, and now the group says tons of folks want to get involved.

Tom Sizmore Busted for DUI and Drug Possession

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Three weeks into 2020, and for Tom Sizemore it's looking a lot like 2019 -- he's been arrested for DUI, and it could impact one of his many prior cases.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the troubled actor was busted Thursday morning around 2:30 AM in Glendale, CA after cops pulled him over a traffic violation. We're told Tom showed signs of being under the influence and after searching him, cops say they found narcotics on him. He was booked for DUI as well as possession of a controlled substance.

This is nothing new with Tom. He was busted for drugs almost exactly a year ago in Burbank, CA, but caught a HUGE break in that case. As part of his plea deal, Tom avoided jail but he needed to keep his nose clean for a year. If a judge finds he violated the terms of the deal, Tom could go straight to jail.

You'll might recall, the "Black Hawk Down" and "Saving Private Ryan" actor was also arrested for domestic violence in 2016 ... and there were a handful of other charges prior to that, too.

While he's avoided any long stretch behind bars, Tom's luck might be running out.

Rick Fox WNBA Stars Can Ball Out In NBA ... Kobe Is Right!!!

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Rick Fox is backing his former teammate Kobe Bryant on WNBA stars playing in the NBA ... tellin' TMZ Sports women can DEFINITELY ball out in the men's league!!!

"Skills are skills," Fox says. "I mean, you try some of these WNBA ladies and they'll give you the business, fam!"

The Black Mamba said earlier this week there are some WNBA players who can compete with the guys in the Association ... specifically naming Maya Moore, Diana Taurasi and Elena Delle Donne.

When we got Fox leaving Wally's in L.A. on Wednesday ... he told us he couldn't agree more, saying, "Skills have nothing to do with your sex or your race."

In fact, Fox says he's seen some pro women bust NBA players on the court before with his own two eyes!!!

"I can think of a couple women that have held their own in pick-up games and competed well," Fox tells us. "So, it's not a new thing."

As for how some of the women are feeling about a possible jump to the men's league ... we got Delle Donne at Reagan Airport on Thursday -- and she told us she's flattered by the comments, but she's got no plans to try out for the NBA just yet.

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Counselor Troi in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' 'Memba Her?!?

British-born actress Marina Sirtis was in her early 30s when she landed the role that would change her career forever as the half-human space pirate with a sweet ponytail, Counselor Deanna Troi -- who advises Captain Jean-Luc Picard and works with the ship's crew -- on the long-running science fiction television show, "Star Trek: The Next Generation."

Marina Sirtis was aboard the USS Enterprise-D alongside an epic cast of characters including Jonathan Frakes as Commander William Riker, Brent Spiner as Lieutenant Commander Data, Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard ... and of course LeVar Burton as Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge.

Marina is now reviving her classic role on the 2020 sci-fi series, "Star Trek: Picard."

Guess what she looks like now at 64 years old!

Antonio Brown Surrendering To Police ... Arrives At Jail

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Antonio Brown is turning himself in ... TMZ Sports has learned the NFL star just arrived at a Florida jail after police issued a warrant for his arrest earlier this week.

We broke the story, Brown allegedly threw rocks at a moving company truck and then attacked the driver over a dispute stemming from payment for a scheduled delivery at his Hollywood, Fla. home.

It all allegedly went down outside of AB's mansion Tuesday ... and in 911 audio of the scene, obtained by TMZ Sports, you can hear the chaotic altercation all play out.

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The alleged victim tells dispatch AB was under the influence of drugs ... and says the ex-Pittsburgh Steeler roughed him up so badly, his shirt was torn and his shoulder was injured.

Kristin Chenoweth Coronavirus Scares Me ... I'm Taking Precautions!!!

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Kristin Chenoweth is terrified over the spread of the deadly coronavirus ... and she's doing everything she can to stay safe while traveling.

We got Kristin at LAX Thursday and asked if she's scared to fly now that the outbreak is spreading from its epicenter in China to our borders.

As you know ... coronavirus started in Wuhan, China and the United States just got its first confirmed case. As if the world weren't scary enough right now.

Kristin came prepared for the worst ... because she busted out a face mask, and even handed an extra one to our camera guy. Good looking out!!!

The Emmy and Tony award winner is on her way to Key West for her Saturday tour stop and says she can't take any chances because she's gotta sing. Oh, and Kristin just got over a bout with the flu.

It's pretty alarming ... Kristin has a hunch that masks could become commonplace in the U.S.

On a lighter note ... there's one corona Kristin wants to taste.

Mama June I'm Getting 'Back At It' ... And I Miss My Kids!!!

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Mama June just gave her family -- and her fans -- the first glimmer of hope for her future in a long time ... by sharing a message for her kids, while vowing she's gonna get better.

June posted a smiling selfie Thursday with the caption, "Well decided to get back at it im not saying im.perfect as everyday is a strugglr n some days i just want to disappear."

She adds that she and her kids are still not seeing each other, and it's been very difficult on all of them, but she hopes that changes soon.

June says ... "i want them to know i miss n love them very much."

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As we've reported ... the troubled reality TV star's been looking worse for wear lately while on the road with her boyfriend, Geno Doak. Her family's been desperate for her to leave him and get help, but so far ... they haven't had any luck convincing her.

Juice WRLD 'Let Out Gasp' Before Collapse ... Autopsy Report Released

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Juice WRLD not only had several drugs in his blood when he passed away, but authorities found other loose pills on him -- and according to the autopsy, his girlfriend described in stark detail his final moments.

Cook County Medical Examiner released its report which includes details on drugs in his system. As we first reported, Juice's cause of death was an accidental overdose of Oxycodone and codeine. Both were at extremely high levels in his blood.

The report also says he had Promethazine and Naloxone. Promethazine is an ingredient in codeine cough syrups -- commonly used to make lean -- but on its own can be used to treat nausea. The Naloxone is the active ingredient in Narcan, which is used to counteract opioid overdoses.

Juice received several doses of Narcan that morning. Police say someone in Juice's crew told paramedics on scene they'd already administered it once, nasally. Authorities say he was bleeding from the mouth and nose when paramedics arrived.

Pete Buttigieg Last Hurrah at Mayor's Conf. ...1 Yr. After Declaring

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Pete Buttigieg is back where it all started -- the exact place he hinted he had his eyes on The White House -- but this time around he's no longer a starry-eyed, long shot mayor ... he's not even a mayor at all!

Mayor Candidate Pete spoke Thursday at the U.S. Conference of Mayors' annual winter meeting in Washington D.C. ... exactly one year after he announced he was launching a 2020 exploratory committee at the same event.

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Though he wouldn't officially announce his presidential campaign until April, he made it clear at the 2019 conference his sights were set on The White House ... and spelled out exactly why he thinks he's the right guy for the job.

Flash forward to today -- we asked Buttigieg to recap the past 365 days and he tells us it's "hard to believe" ... including his early retirement as the mayor of South Bend, Indiana.

Pete stepped down from the role and passed the torch to his successor, James Mueller, on New Year's Day, so he can focus on the tough race ahead for the Democratic nomination.

Obviously, he's come a long way since his big announcement -- he's now a top-tier contender for Prez -- but there's still got a long way to go.

Massachusetts Woman Alleged Parking Lot Pooper ... Busted By Cops

A Massachusetts woman accused of repeatedly taking dumps in a parking lot is s**t outta luck ... she's finally in custody after essentially getting caught with her pants down.

Cops in Natick, Mass. say they've arrested 51-year-old Andrea Grocer after she allegedly made a habit of pooping outside a sporting goods store. She's being charged with 8 counts of wanton destruction of property.

Police say they started investigating the woman's alleged dirty habit in December after the store owner claimed he routinely found mounds of human feces in the parking lot.

Cops say they initially believed an animal was doing the damage, but investigators eventually found toilet paper and wipes in the area. Plus, the bowel movements were caught on surveillance footage, according to police ... but they say Grocer's license plate was always shielded from camera.

Police increased patrols in an effort to catch the serial pooper redhanded, and officers say they caught Grocer preparing to poop in the lot Wednesday morning around 7 AM.

You'll remember, a female jogger dubbed "The Mad Pooper" terrorized a Colorado neighborhood back in 2017 with her sneaky poops ... unclear if she served as any inspo.

'Bachelorette's' Tyler Gwozdz Dead At 29 ... After Possible OD

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11:24 AM PT -- We've confirmed Tyler died Wednesday. He was 29.

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'Bachelorette' contestant Tyler Gwozdz -- who competed for Hannah Brown -- was hospitalized for at least a week following a suspected overdose ... TMZ has learned.

According to Boca Raton PD, officers and paramedics rushed to a home on Monday, January 13 ... responding to a 911 call for a possible drug overdose. They ended up transporting Tyler to a hospital where he was admitted to the ICU.

We know Tyler remained in the hospital for a week and was listed in critical but stable condition. Come Tuesday, he was no longer a current patient in their system.

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Antonio Brown 911 Call ... Driver Claims AB Was High

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TMZ Sports has obtained the 911 call made during Antonio Brown's alleged altercation with a moving company driver ... and the alleged victim claims the NFL star was high, and making threats.

We broke the story ... AB is accused of throwing rocks at a moving truck outside of his Hollywood, Fla. home and assaulting the driver over a payment dispute.

In the call, the driver -- who has a thick accent -- claims AB smoked in front of him and was under the influence at the time of the incident.

"The guy is high, he smoked, he threatened me. He's trying to fight, he throws stones at my truck," the caller claims.

"I'm trying to make delivery to the gentleman. I called him and told him he has to pay the balance for us to unload ... The guy refused to pay in the proper form."

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The call -- which lasted for roughly 30 minutes -- paints a wild scene outside of Brown's mansion.

The caller says Brown and the NFL star's friends fought him when he initially arrived because they didn't want to pay his drop-off fee ... and he said while he was driving away some 50 yards up the street to get away from them, Brown hurled rocks at his truck.

Kodak Black Off to Kentucky Prison ... See Y'all in Summer 2022!!!

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Kodak Black can start marking the days off his calendar -- if that's allowed in federal prison -- because we've just learned when he'll be released.

Kodak will be free again on or about Aug. 14, 2022 -- according to the feds. He could get out a few days earlier because the 14th falls on a Sunday. It's federal policy to let inmates out early if their release date falls on a weekend.

The rapper also knows the Bluegrass State will apparently be his home until then. Kodak's currently being transferred to a federal prison in Oklahoma City -- a temporary stop before one more transfer. His attorney says he'll end up in a federal pen in Kentucky.

R. Kelly GF Joycelyn Savage Accosted by Mom Outside Court!!!

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Joycelyn Savage handled some legal issues in her battery case, but the real drama was outside the courthouse ... where her mother ran up and begged to talk to her.

R. Kelly's girlfriend had a hearing in Chicago Thursday morning, and pled not guilty to battery for allegedly attacking and injuring Azriel Clary -- Kelly's ex and Joycelyn's former roommate.

As Savage left the courthouse, she was flanked by a couple of girls who we're told are her younger sisters -- and they were trying to get Joycelyn's attention while she's on the phone.

Then, Joycelyn's mother approaches and yells she needs to talk to her ... but gets shut down. Joycelyn hurries away and hops in a car with a woman believed to be her lawyer.

As she's getting in, it sounds like one of the sisters urges Joycelyn to "look at the documentary," and adds ... "He's been lying!" Seemingly, this is in reference to R. Kelly and the latest Lifetime docuseries on Kelly.

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As we've reported ... Joycelyn's been estranged from her parents for years, ever since leaving home and moving in with R. Kelly. Azriel did the same thing, but recently severed ties with Kelly, moved out of his Chicago condo and reunited with her family ... but not before a blowout fight with Joycelyn.

Gerald Griggs, the attorney for Joycelyn's parents, tells TMZ ... the family's still very concerned about her well-being and safety, and since she's been with Kelly she's been "completely different from the Joycelyn they have known her entire life."

Griggs says her entire family went to Joycelyn's court appearance Thursday to try to make contact with her. The family hopes to at least make contact with her attorney to open up a line of communication with her.