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Youth Basketball Ref in Violent Brawl with Adults & Players Caught on Video

A youth basketball game in Indiana turned VERY violent — with a referee fighting adults and players … and the whole disturbing incident was caught on video. It all went down over the weekend at the Prime Midwest Event at the Pacers Athletic Center in Westfield, IN during a game between two girls teams. One of the coaches began arguing a call with just seconds remaining in the 1st quarter. The ref called a technical foul — which pissed off one of the coaches so badly, she picked up her…

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Army Sgt.’s Neighbors Concerned About Protests After His Beef with Black Man

Play video content Exclusive Homeowners in Army Sgt. Jonathan Pentland‘s neighborhood are worried they’re gonna end up suffering because he decided to confront a Black man walking on his block. An official for the HOA at The Summit — the South Carolina community where the incident went down — tells TMZ … residents are very concerned over the ongoing demonstrations going on outside Pentland’s home. Protestors have gathered there since Wednesday when the video of Pentland harassing the man went viral. We’re told Pentland’s neighbors are on edge about crowds…

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Miles Teller Says Movie Theater Industry Not Dying Despite ArcLight Close

Play video content Exclusive TMZ.com Miles Teller is nowhere close to predicting the end of the movie theater industry on the heels of ArcLight Cinemas and Pacific Theaters announcing they’re shutting their doors … he says theaters will still exist, but it would sure be nice if someone would come to the rescue. We got the “Top Gun: Maverick” star out Thursday in L.A. and asked about the mega-chains announcing earlier this week they’re closing nearly 300 screens … obviously the result of financial hemorrhaging during the pandemic. Miles recalled…

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Diego Maradona Jersey from His 1st World Cup Game Hits Auction Block

The game-used jersey from Diego Maradona‘s first World Cup appearance in 1982 is about to hit the auction block — and experts believe it’s gonna rake in a fortune! The Argentinian soccer legend made his W.C. debut on June 13, 1982 in a group stage match against Belgium, Maradona didn’t score a goal in the 1-0 loss — but the 21-year-old flashed some potential of the superstar he would become. Now, the folks at GottaHaveRockAndRoll.com tell us they’ve secured the authentic game used jersey — which features a signature from…

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Goldie on ‘Flavor Of Love’ ‘Memba Her?!

North Carolina comic Courtney Jackson is best known for being cast as the Southern sweetheart “Goldie” — with her light-hearted antics and party-until-you-puke attitude — on the debut season of the classic VH1 dating reality show “Flavor of Love” featuring Public Enemy rapper Flavor Flav. Even though Goldie only made it to the final four in the competition and fell behind the combative “New York” and “Pumkin” … as well as the winner “Hoopz” … she was still one of the fan favorites because of her care-free approach to like…

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Sen. Lindsey Graham Says He Wants to Take Another Shot at Police Reform

Play video content Exclusive TMZ.com Sen. Lindsey Graham knows it’s been a rough week for policing in America, and that’s why he’s calling on Congress to take another swing at police reform legislation. We got the Senator from South Carolina Thursday on Capitol Hill and he told our photog it’s time to get something done on police reform … and he sounds pretty confident about working with his colleagues on both sides of the aisle to hammer out a deal. Graham says the goal needs to be changing the culture…

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Shots Fired During Filming of ‘The Rookie’ TV Show

Gunshots rang out on the set of the TV show, “The Rookie” Thursday afternoon … where you couldn’t tell the difference between real and fake cops. Production sources tell TMZ … the show was filming outside Los Angeles Center Studios near downtown L.A. … and moments ago someone ran by on foot and fired 3 shots that hit a building near the set location. There were people all around where the bullets hit. Thankfully, no one was injured. Law enforcement sources tell us at least 2 people are believed to…

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Lamar Odom Says He Called Kobe Bryant To Bail Him Out Of Gambling Debt

Lamar Odom — who made more than $100 million in his NBA career — admits he struggled with a gambling problem … and says things got so bad, he turned to Kobe Bryant for help paying off his debt. The 41-year-old says his call to Kobe about the gambling issue was one of the last conversations they had before Bryant’s death in Jan. 2020. “I had been gambling,” Odom said on the “All The Smoke” podcast … “And, I had an old debt that got a little too steep for…

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JoJo Siwa Encourages Colton Underwood, ‘The World is Really Accepting’

Play video content Exclusive TMZ.com JoJo Siwa‘s happy for Colton Underwood, because she’s pretty sure his coming out means he’s happy too … and she has an uplifting message for him to keep in mind as he goes forward on his journey. The YouTube star — who recently came out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community herself — gives the former ‘Bachelor’ props for announcing he’s gay, and encourages him to just be himself. JoJo was at LAX Thursday when she told us … even though there are some…

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