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Magic Johnson It's Like I Never Left the Lakers ... I Love This Team, and LeBron!!!

4/21/2019 12:41 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Magic Johnson has no regrets over how he resigned from the Los Angeles Lakers because he says he's still doing what he's always done ... trying to help them win.

The Lakers icon and former team president was out in Beverly Hills Saturday afternoon when we asked if he would have done anything differently now that he's had time to mull it over ... he says no way.

As you'll recall ... Magic took some heat for blindsiding everyone with his announcement -- including owner Jeanie Buss -- citing the fact he wasn't having fun running the team as his reason.

Seems like he's in good spirits now, and he tells TMZ Sports it's because he's still heavily involved with the Lakers ... basically like he's still got the job. He even says he still talks to Buss daily about team business.

Magic also says his Lakers love is unquestioned and will never waiver ... and the same goes for LeBron James. Check it out -- Magic still has a master plan for getting L.A. back to championship form with James, too.

So ... is there a way to rescind a resignation?

Soulja, Fogle, Cosby & Suge Easter Dinner Prison Meals ... No Chocolate Bunny Zone!!!

4/21/2019 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Soulja Boy and Bill Cosby are spending their first Easter Sunday behind bars, and they're about to find out what Suge Knight and Jared Fogle already know -- holiday dinners ain't all that special behind bars. 

TMZ's obtained prison menus from across the country, and locked-up celebs are chowing down on some seriously depressing Easter feasts ... if you can call it that. Here's a breakdown of their options. 

Soulja Boy at Los Angeles County Jail: 

- Spaghetti, salad, bread and juice 

Soulja's got terrible timing, he's in custody until April 30 after last week's arrest for a probation violation.

Cosby at Pennsylvania's SCI Phoenix: 

- Baked chicken, bread dressing, carrots, gravy, bread and margarine, fresh apple 

Cosby's serving 3 to 10 years for sexual assault. 

Suge at San Diego's Richard J Donovan Correctional Facility: 

- Hamburger, baked potato wedges, steamed corn, coleslaw, ice cream 

Suge struck a plea deal in his murder case back in September and is serving a 28-year sentence. Remember, he's been behind bars since 2015 ... so, he knows the deal by now. No Easter baskets.

Jared at Colorado's FCI Englewood:

- Beef or soy tacos, Mexican or steamed rice, black beans, corn, shredded cheese and salsa

Let's be real -- anything's too good for the child pornographer who's doing at least 15 years.

Just a suggestion from the peanut gallery for next Easter -- we'd force 'em all to eat Peeps.

Kodak Black Border Bust Could Trigger Bond Revocation ... In Sexual Misconduct Case

4/21/2019 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kodak Black's bust at the Canada-U.S. border could have HUGE ramifications ... in South Carolina.

Sources in the Florence County Solicitor’s Office tell TMZ ... prosecutors in the Palmetto State have the rapper's drugs and gun bust on their radar and are currently reviewing the case to determine if he violated bond conditions in his sexual misconduct case.

We're told if it's determined Kodak violated the terms, prosecutors would hold a hearing where they'll ask a judge to revoke his bond. Last we checked, prosecutors have yet to do that.

As we reported ... Kodak was indicted in April 2017 after he was accused of sexually assaulting a teenager at a hotel in South Carolina. He's been out on $100k bond ever since.

Fast forward to earlier this week ... cops found a Glock 9mm pistol and weed in the Cadillac Escalade the rapper was driving after he tried crossing back on U.S. soil at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge.

As we told you ... Kodak blamed his damn GPS for making him drive into Canada. He posted a $20k cash bond and hid behind a wad of cash as he left jail.

We reached out to Kodak Black’s attorney, Beattie Ashmore, to ask about possible bond revocation following the latest bust ... but he had no comment. 

Donald Sterling Weighs In On Clippers ... And Magic Johnson

4/21/2019 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

It's been 5 years since the NBA forced Donald Sterling to sell the L.A. Clippers -- but the billionaire tells TMZ Sports he's STILL a fan of his former team and rooting for them in the playoffs.

Remember, Commissioner Adam Silver banned Sterling for life on April 29, 2014 over racist comments recorded by V. Stiviano and published on TMZ.  

The league forced Sterling to sell the team -- which he did a few months later for the whopping price of $2 BILLION. 

Sterling has since moved on with his life -- but when we spotted him in Beverly Hills, we had to know if he's still following the Clippers, and rooting for them in the playoffs. 

 "Of course," the 84-year-old billionaire told us on his way out of Nate'n Al ... "And, I wish them the best!" 

We also asked Sterling how he felt about Magic Johnson stepping down as the President of the Lakers -- and that's when Sterling looked up and gave a devious smirk. 

It's Sterling's previous comments about Magic that led to his own demise -- when he told V. Stiviano he didn't want her bringing black people to Clippers games, including Magic Johnson. 

Weeks after we published the recordings, Sterling went on CNN to attack Magic again -- calling him an unfit role model for children because "he's got AIDS."

Johnson fired back at the time -- saying Sterling was an ignorant old man who's still living in the stone ages.

We reached out to the Clippers to see how the felt about Sterling's support -- but we haven't heard back. 

DJ Quik to Fox News Don't Fire Laura Ingraham for Nipsey Diss ... Feed Her the Bird Instead!!!

4/21/2019 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

DJ Quik is proposing an interesting punishment for Fox News' Laura Ingraham after she mocked Nipsey Hussle on-air -- and surprisingly, it doesn't include her losing her job.

We got the Compton MC at Mastro's in Bev Hills and asked what he made of the conservative host laughing at Nipsey's expense on the heels of his memorial at Staples Center. As you probably know ... she lampooned him for partaking in YG's song, "FDT (F*** Donald Trump), which she incorrectly called Nipsey's track.

Lots of people are pissed about Laura's clear insensitivity -- especially considering the man had just been murdered -- while some big names in hip-hop, including T.I. and The Game, are calling for her job.  

Quik isn't going that far, and his reasoning is he considers Laura to be "privileged and ignorant," and while he doesn't say it outright, it sounds like he believes this is par for the course with her -- remember that whole LeBron James debacle.

It's interesting ... he compares Laura's commentary to Megyn Kelly's blackface scandal, which did cost her her gig at NBC.

Unlike Megyn, Quik says Laura's punishment should be feathered and fed cold.

Cecilia Braekhus Superfight With Claressa Shields??? ... I'm In!!!

4/21/2019 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Getchya popcorn ready for the biggest boxing match in women's history ... 'cause Cecilia Braekhus tells TMZ Sports she's down for a superfight with Claressa Shields!!!

"I wanna be in a ring with that," Braekhus says.

Of course, Cecilia and Claressa are considered the two best female boxers on the planet -- Cecilia is 35-0 while Claressa is 9-0 -- and Cecilia says she's willing to duke it out in the ring to see who's No. 1.

The only problem??? The two are in totally different weight classes -- Claressa has about 13 pounds on Cecilia -- but Braekhus tells us she'll come up in weight if Claressa will go down.

"It's three weight divisions between us," Cecilia says ... "So, that issue needs to be resolved."

The good news??? Claressa says she's willing to meet Cecilia in the middle ... 'cause she just told us this week she'll fight the boxing superstar at 154!!!

So ... LET'S GET IT ON!!!!!

Steve Sarkisian 'Fired Up' to Return to Alabama ... 'Great Opportunity'

4/21/2019 12:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Steve Sarkisian says he's super excited to return to Tuscaloosa ... telling TMZ Sports he can't wait to get back to work as the offensive coordinator at Alabama. 

Sark had a stint under Nick Saban as an offensive analyst back in 2016 -- where he helped the Tide get all the way to the National Championship game against Clemson. 

After the '16 season, Sark was hired as the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons -- but he was let go at the end of the 2018 season. 

Enter, Saban ... who swooped in and hired Sarkisian back as the new O-Coordinator -- and the 45-year-old coach tells us he's "fired up" about the job. 

"I'm excited man," Sark told us at LAX ... "It's a great opportunity!" 

When asked if he's still hoping to get back to the NFL one day, Sark told us, "Ya never know. Just focus on the job you have now. I'm fired up to have it."

And, he's already talking like a mini-Saban -- we asked if he's got his sights set on avenging the championship loss to Clemson and Sark told us, "Just take it one day at a time, man. You know the process at Alabama."

No bulletin board material here!!! 

Nipsey Hussle Murder New Vid Shows Getaway Driver's Connection to Murderer

4/20/2019 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Nipsey Hussle's murderer made a mad dash to a car with a driver who was waiting to speed away from the murder scene -- and it's all captured on video.

TMZ has seen the video -- shot from a surveillance camera in the area. You see the shooter race down an alley to the waiting car. The killer stops at the car for a second, then gets inside the passenger seat and the driver floors it. It's apparent from the video ... the driver was waiting to bolt from the scene.

As we reported, the driver of the car was interviewed by LAPD detectives 2 days after the murder, but was allowed to leave without being arrested. As we reported, law enforcement sources told TMZ, "Sometimes you have to give a little to get a lot." The clear intimation ... the driver was giving cops info.

It's now been several weeks and the driver still has not been arrested, although, our law enforcement sources tell us the LAPD and the L.A. County D.A. are "actively investigating."

One law enforcement source tells us, one of the hangups is whether the driver had knowledge the killer -- whom police believe is Eric Holder -- had a gun and was intent on murdering Nipsey. We're told the driver insisted she did not know his intent or that he was armed. 

Our sources say when the car initially rolled up to The Marathon Clothing store, Holder was driving and the woman was the passenger. We're told Holder parked in the mini-mall parking lot next to the store. As the woman waited in the car, Nipsey and Holder had their initial conversation, in which Nipsey rebuffed him after suggesting he was a snitch -- which Holder denied.  

Contrary to some reports, we're told the conversation continued without animosity. The 2 engaged in some sort of friendly hand gesture, after which, Holder walked over to the burger joint in the same mall, ordered something and eventually got in the car and left.

We're told the car returned a short time later to a street that is connected to the alley that leads to the mall. The woman was driving and Holder was a passenger. We're told after Holder got out and walked toward the mall, she kept the car running and waited for him to return.

It's unclear what kind of information cops want from the woman. There were plenty of witnesses to the murder who say they have ID'd Holder. Several of the witnesses tell TMZ, they have not yet been contacted by police. 

Kim Kardashian, Shawn Holley Honored for Prison Reform Work

4/20/2019 7:58 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kim Kardashian is mired in her studies to become a lawyer, but she's already the recipient of a big award from a legal org.

We've learned Kim and her lawyer, Shawn Holley, will receive the Women Leadership in Law Award next month for their work in getting Alice Johnson freed. The award is also for their ongoing work in the area of prison reform.

Kim and Shawn will receive the award at a conference in Bev Hills, sponsored by 2 of California's leading legal publications ... The California Lawyer and the Daily Journal. 

One of the officers from the org wrote to them, "You both are truly inspirational, and your work has been life-changing."

As you know, Kim and Shawn worked closely with Jared Kushner for months, before finally meeting with Donald Trump in the Oval Office to push for Johnson's release. The 2 women are widely credited for gaining Alice's freedom.

Kim is studying to become a lawyer in California ... one of 4 states which allow people to take the bar exam without attending law school. 

Kodak Black Shows in Toronto, Montreal In Jeopardy After Border Bust

4/20/2019 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kodak Black is staring down the possibility of missing more shows on his tour, because Canadian authorities could bar him from entering the country for a couple of scheduled gigs North of the border.

Kodak's got concerts on deck Monday in Montreal and Tuesday in Toronto, but those shows are now in limbo because of his drug and gun bust at the Canada-U.S. border. 

Sources at the Canada Border Services Agency tell TMZ ... anyone crossing the border into Canada must demonstrate that they meet the requirements to enter or stay in the country, and involvement in criminal activity is grounds to bar someone from entering.

Our sources at the CBSA wouldn't comment on whether or not Kodak would be admitted into Canada for his gigs, telling us everyone's eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis.

However, our law enforcement sources tell us anyone with a serious criminal history or anyone facing serious felony charges will likely have a difficult time entering Canada. We're told it's unlikely Kodak will be allowed into the country for those shows. 

Kodak has some options if he's denied entry, such as requesting a Temporary Resident Permit ... but again, our sources say it's very unlikely Kodak would apply for the permit, because he doesn't meet all its criteria. 

We broke the story ... Kodak was arrested on on weapons and drug charges at the U.S. border in New York after cutting through Canada on his way from Detroit to Boston. Cops say they found weed on Kodak and a gun in the car he was driving. 

It was back in July when G-Eazy was denied entry into the country after his cocaine arrest during a trip to Sweden ... Chris Brown faced the same fate in 2015 because of his criminal past.

Kodak already missed shows in Boston and Connecticut because of the bust, and now it's looking increasingly likely he will miss at least 2 more. 

We reached out to Live Nation for a status update on Kodak's Canadian gigs ... so far, no word back.

Coachella Weed-Friendly Weekend 2 Celebrate 4/20 With Deals on Recreational Marijuana

4/20/2019 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The second weekend of Coachella is gonna be lit, because there are tons of deals for stoners looking to save some green on their greens ... so prepare to smell the weed smoke from miles away!!!

Potheads get to double dip in Coachella Valley today, because the famous music festival falls on April 20 and delivery services and dispensaries outside the festival grounds are rolling out some sweet discounts for anyone planning to roll up some tree.   

Smoking is not technically allowed inside Coachella ... but there are plenty of reasons to take a break and blaze up. 

We did the legwork and found the best promotions, so you don't have to ... because the last thing weed smokers need on 4/20 is another task between puffs. 

Wanna get 2 birds stoned at once? We found a couple dispensaries planning ahead for your munchies, combining food specials with deals on dank. 

Palm Royale Collective in Palm Desert is catering food for its 4/20 bash, and a DJ will be spinning tunes as they give away cash prizes and gift bags. There's a canned food drive going on too, and you get 10% off your purchase if you bring 2 cans. All the canned goods go to a local women's shelter.

Green Cross Pharma in Cathedral City is offering 50% discounts on all buds and accessories starting at noon, and they'll keep you fed and entertained while you shop with tacos and music. The dispensary also has a 20% discount on vape batteries and a 10% discount on all vapes, edibles, topicals and tinctures.

And, check out these 4/20 promotions for those penny-pinching potheads:  

The Leaf El Paseo dispensary in Palm Desert is giving customers 30% off all Flow Kana products and selling $110 ounces of hybrid strains Gelato and Scooby Doo Dog Walker. Prefer your THC another way? Buy a Beboe vape pen and get the second at half price. For edibles, there's a special Big Pete's Treats pack for $42 (regular price, $78). 

Leef Industries delivery service tells us they're slashing prices and selling $30 quarters (7 grams), and anyone who buys an 8th (3.5 grams) gets another for half price. If you spend $50 on buds, you'll get a top shelf pre-roll for a buck!!!

For those big spenders, $75 of ganja gets you a gift bag worth another $75. Hopefully, all that green makes ya lucky, because Leef Industries is raffling off prizes every 3 hours. 

Festival-goers get special discounts from The Micro Buddery ... just use promo code Coachella2019 for your chronic delivery.

Nobody goes to Coachella just for the music ... and this year you can go for the weed!!!

Robert Shapiro Rips Robert Kraft Prosecutors They Should Be Ashamed!!!

4/20/2019 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"I think prosecutors in this country should have something much better to do."

That's Robert Shapiro -- a famous piece of O.J. Simpson's dream team -- going scorched Earth on prosecutors in the Robert Kraft case, telling TMZ Sports they ALL should be ashamed of themselves.

"You know what, I think this case is something that the people that are prosecuting and the people that are investigating should be ashamed of," Shapiro said leaving the restaurant, E Baldi, this week.

"There is so much crime going on in this country and to take valuable assets and time from law enforcement to enforce something that has nothing to do with the allegations they're bringing, I think it's just irresponsible."

Of course, Kraft is currently in the fight of his life down in Florida ... fending off charges of soliciting prostitutes and scrapping like hell to block videos of the alleged incident from getting out to the public.

Shapiro thinks it's straight-up ridiculous that the 77-year-old is going through this ... telling us prosecutors in the case should just drop the charges now and move on.

"It's a very private, personal matter," Shapiro says ... "He's moved on and I think prosecutors in this country should have something much better to do."

For his part, Kraft has pled not guilty to the charges ... and his team is due back in court later this month to try to keep the sex spa videos sealed.

Terence Crawford Claressa vs. Conor McGregor??? ... Don't Count Her Out!!!

4/20/2019 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Boxing superstar Terence Crawford says he's confident Claressa Shields wouldn't just hold her own in a boxing match with Conor McGregor ... "she would do well!!!" 

Of course, Shields sent shockwaves through the boxing world when she called out several MALE fighters by name ... Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter and Gennady Golovkin

Crawford says Shields is a BEAST -- but he's not super confident she'd beat a top-level pro male fighter. 

A lesser pro -- like Conor McGregor, perhaps? Crawford's got some thoughts ... 

Crawford has his own fight to worry about this weekend -- he's facing Amir Khan at Madison Square Garden in NYC on Saturday night ... don't miss that one!!!

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