Artie Lange Banned at ESPN

Artie Lange

Banned at ESPN

After Slavery Sex Tweets


Artie Lange
is persona non grata at ESPN after tweeting a slew of sexual and racially charged jokes about a female African-American ESPN host … TMZ has learned.

Lange sparked outrage across the Internet Wednesday when he tweeted his graphic sexual fantasy about Cari Champion from “First Take” — which involved her being a slave owned by Thomas Jefferson. Lange envisioned himself as Jefferson.

ESPN initially called Lange’s tweets “reprehensible,” but now a spokesperson for the network tells TMZ they’ve flat out banned him. We’re told … “there will be no future bookings” for the comedian.

Late Wednesday evening Lange tweeted an apology directly to Champion — but oddly added that he stood by the “joke” as a comedian.

Lange was also cut from a Comedy Central gig because of the slavery tweets.

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‘Married To Medicine’ Revelations of Shady Pasts

‘Married To Medicine’

Revelations of Shady Pasts

Lead to Violent Fight


Married To Medicine FightA business meeting gone bad between 2 stars of “Married To Medicine” turned bloody … after details exposed by duel background checks sparked an amazing catfight.

Sources close to production tell TMZ … Quad Webb-Lunceford and Lisa Nicole Cloud were having a 1-on-1 about possibly going into business together … when all hell broke loose.

We’re told both ladies found out unsavory things about each other’s past … which caused 1 of them to hurl a glass of water in the other’s direction. After that, it was go time — with punches thrown and nails exposed … resulting in Lisa scratching Quad in the face.

Quad had some facial injuries and went to the hospital to have her faced examined. Both filed police reports.

As for what triggered the fight … we’re told each was pissed at all the dirt that was dug up in the personal background checks.

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Rapper Big Paybacc Shot and Killed Inside a McDonald’s

Rapper Big Paybacc

Shot and Killed

Inside a McDonald’s

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Rapper Big Paybacc was shot and killed Thursday inside a McDonald’s in Palmdale, CA and police say this was no random shooting … it was personal.

The 38-year-old rapper (real name Habeeb Ameer Zekajj) was reportedly eating lunch at 12:30 PM when someone walked in and shot him once. Police say there were about 15 other customers inside at the time.

LA County Sheriff’s Department Lt. John Corina told reporters, “There was no altercation … This guy just walked in through one door, shot him and left out another door. So it looked like something personal. He had something against this individual. It wasn’t like he shot up the McDonald’s. He just shot him and left.”

His girlfriend told reporters he left behind three children.

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Amanda Bynes I Want to Be a Bartender

Amanda Bynes

I Want to Be a Bartender



Amanda Bynes has a plan … she wants to sling drinks.

Sources connected to Amanda tell TMZ … she wants “a normal life,” and she believes working in a bar would achieve that goal.

Amanda says she’s well aware of the obvious impediment — she attracts so much attention it would be hard to function as a bartender.

As for why Amanda is even thinking of getting a job … she desperately needs money. She doesn’t have access to her $5.7 million fortune because of her conservatorship, and only gets between $50 and $100 a day. As for what she wants to do with the money, aside from getting an apartment, she wants plastic surgery because she thinks she’s ugly.

We know 2 people from The Canyon Treatment Center — where Amanda went for rehab — have reached out to her and offered her a place to stay.

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Tyler Perry Star Must Stay 2 YARDS Away From Hubby After Alleged Death Threats

Tyler Perry Star

Must Stay 2 YARDS Away From Hubby

After Alleged Death Threats

Tasha Smith Restraining Order
Tasha Smith — who starred in Tyler Perry‘s “Why Did I Get Married?” — has a husband who’s got to be asking himself that very question … he just got a court order forcing her to stay away from him.

Thing is … she won’t be THAT far away.

Smith and hubby Keith Douglas still live together … so she’s been ordered to stay 2 YARDS away while they’re in the house together. When they’re not at home … it’s 100 yards.

Douglas claims Smith flies into booze-fueled rages … and that she’s threatened to kill him … or get people to hurt him, even warning him to “not fall asleep or something will happen.”

Keith also claims Smith — who currently stars in “Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse” — threatened him in front of his kids … and he’s had to flee to escape her wrath.

The judge didn’t want to order Smith to leave the house … at least not until there’s a full hearing. So Douglas got his restraining order … even though a 2-yard stay away sounds kind of ridiculous.

As for the booze allegations — a source close to Tasha tells us that’s ridiculous and she has no issues with alcohol.

We reached out to Tasha’s reps … so far no word back.

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CHRIS BROWN Calls TV Hosts ‘Muppet Face Ass’ and … ‘TROUT MOUTH ASS BITCH

Calls TV Hosts ‘Muppet Face Ass’ and …


Chris Brown
just went off in a rage against 2 women … which calls into question his shrink’s glowing anger management report … calling one a “trout mouth ass bitch.”

The Real” co-hosts Tamar Braxton and Adrienne Bailon talked trash about Chris on today’s show, saying Karrueche Tran puts up with Chris’ alleged cheating because she and her friends love the fame.

Chris just went crazy on Instagram … after using the fish comment about Adrienne, he said, “Won’t u the same bitch that was f***ing wit married men?”

But that wasn’t it. Chris then said, “Last time u was important n****s was riding spinners and wearing 6x tall Ts,” adding, “You the same bitch having threesomes like the rest of these hoes.”

But then he turned to Tamar, calling her a “Muppet face ass.” He goes on, “You take the role of the ugly sister,” adding, “Dat plastic surgery f***ed yo face up.”

Chris also posted a video in which he made it clear … he doesn’t have a “chill button.”

Tell that one to the judge next time you have an anger management update.


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The 10 Richest NBA Players of All-Time

Sports pay big, and professional basketball players are no exception to that rule. A career in the NBA can amount to a really big paycheck each season, as well as a multitude of endorsements, celebrity appearances and a huge fan base. Many NBA players who are really good at what they do go onto to make money in other aspects of life, from opening restaurants to starring in the movies to becoming businessmen. The NBA is a great place to play ball if you have the skill and talent required to play in the big leagues, like the 10 wealthiest players of all time.
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