Knight died after recently checking into the hospital. We’re told he’d been getting treatment for intestinal issues when he passed at around 7:30 AM. While it’s still unclear what caused his death, a few months ago Mychael revealed he’d been battling IBS — irritable bowl syndrome — and made it clear it was wreaking havoc on his immune system.
Knight was famous in the fashion world after his successful run on season 3 of ‘Runway’ … going on to launch his own lines of clothing and lingerie. He also once designed for Starbucks, and even created his own fragrance brand, MajK.
Knight placed fourth during his season on ‘Runway,’ and won the Fan Favorite Award as well.
He was only 39.
Article source: http://www.tmz.com/2017/10/17/project-runway-finalist-mychael-knight-dead/]]>
Greg Hardy‘s first MMA opponent has a message for the former NFL star …
I’M GETTIN’ THE W, SON!!
FYI, Greg’s first pro fight is on Nov. 4 at Rise of a Warrior 21 … and we got the man who’s gonna meet him in the cage – Joe “The Legend” Hawkins — to give us the low-down on their scrap.
Joe’s got nothing but respect for Hardy … but told TMZ Sports he ain’t gonna take it easy on him.
“I’m gonna be incredible,” Hawkins said. “I see the referee raising my hand.”
Joe’s also inviting Dana White to grab a ringside seat … ’cause his goal is to make it to the UFC one day.
First, he’s gotta beat Hardy … who’s also been training his ass off in camp.
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O.J. and his former famed criminal defense attorney in the murder trial had dinner Monday night at the Palms Hotel in Vegas. A lot’s changed since Bailey and Simpson’s famous “Dream Team” helped O.J.’s acquittal in 1995.
Simpson, of course, just got released from prison. As for Bailey … he was disbarred in 2001 and is reportedly broke.
So … no way the Juice will ask for legal advice or money, right?
Article source: http://www.tmz.com/2017/10/17/oj-simpson-dinner-f-lee-bailey-vegas/]]>
The model was seen rocking an almost fully leather ensemble Tuesday in Bev Hills, where temps are supposed to reach the upper 80s.
That’s not a problem for Hailey, apparently — she was decked out in leather Bermuda shorts and a leather jacket … plus heels, of course. On a positive note, she did manage to show some skin even under all the cow … always a good thing, if you ask us.
Looking fine at 86 degrees … no sweat.
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The officers who violently dragged a passenger off a United Airlines flight have been canned and a third has resigned … 6 months after the violent incident was caught on video.
The Chicago Dept. of Aviation on Tuesday released a report outlining why it fired an officer, sergeant and suspended 2 others for their role in savagely dragging Dr. David Dao off Flight 3411 at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport back in April.
The incident threw United into a massive PR crisis that was compounded after CEO Oscar Munoz said he fully stood behind the crew’s actions. Munoz subsequently apologized.
In the Inspector General’s report, the IG said one officer was fired for improperly escalating the incident while a sergeant was 86′d after removing facts from an employee report.
Dao — who later settled with United for an undisclosed amount — suffered a concussion, broken nose and lost 2 teeth. Following the news, Dao’s attorney, Thomas Demetrio, said “This is not a day of celebration for Dr. Dao, who is neither vindictive nor happy about Mr. Ferguson’s findings. There is a lesson to be learned here for police officers at all levels.”
Article source: http://www.tmz.com/2017/10/17/united-airlines-passenger-incident-2-cops-fired/]]>
As we previously reported, a top Adidas exec has been charged with conspiring to funnel money to top basketball recruits … including $100k to a UL prospect.
Pitino’s attorney filed the suit in a Kentucky federal court earlier today … asking for compensatory and punitive damages — but also saying this is about more than money. He wants to clear his name.
“It is Coach Pitino’s vehicle for proving that he had nothing to do with Adidas’ outrageous, wrongful, and illegal conspiracy.”
In the suit, Pitino claims the scandal has “resulted in grave damage to Coach Pitino’s public and private standing and reputation, causing him extreme embarrassment, humiliation and emotional distress.”
Article source: http://www.tmz.com/2017/10/17/rick-pitino-sues-adidas-federal-court/]]>
4:18PM PT – The Bulls released a statement addressing the incident.
“Chicago Bulls forwards Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotic had a physical altercation during today’s practice. As a result of the incident, Mirotic suffered a concussion and maxillary fractures. Surgery is likely required. Mirotic is out indefinitely.”
Bulls forward Bobby Portis socked teammate Nikola Mirotic and broke his face and gave him a concussion at practice today.
Portis and Mirotic reportedly got into a shoving match … that ended with Bobby cheap-shotting Nikola … The Vertical reported.
Mirotic was taken to the hospital with multiple broken bones in his face. He was also evaluated for a concussion. The report says N.M. has since been released from the hospital.
Mirotic was expected to begin the season as the team’s starting PF, ahead of Portis.
Chicago is scheduled to open the season against the Raptors on Thursday.
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The New York Giants WR was seen for the first time since suffering a horrific left ankle injury last weekend against the San Diego Chargers. He was leaving his crib in crutches and a large walking boot and on his way to physical therapy.
OBJ underwent season-ending surgery and posted a pic on Instagram from his hospital bed thanking everyone for their prayers … but it’s pretty clear he’d rather be prepping for the Seahawks on Sunday.
Thank u all for your prayers. You better believe I’ll be back better than ever. God Speed
A post shared by Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) on Oct 10, 2017 at 6:03am PDT
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As a result, Zeke’s suspension has been put on hold for 14 days — meaning the Cowboys RB can take the field for the team’s next two games against the 49ers and Redskins, barring any further proceedings.
Last Thursday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the preliminary injunction that prohibited the league from imposing the six-game suspension.
Today’s temporary restraining order now puts the 6-game ban back on ice.
Article source: http://www.tmz.com/2017/10/17/ezekiel-elliott-cowboys-suspension-back-on-hold/]]>
Depp is suing the highly respected entertainment law firm, Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman Schenkman Goodman, LLP … claiming the lawyers allowed TMG — Depp’s financial managers — to essentially rob him blind.
Depp has TMG, but now he says his law firm were in cahoots with TMG, which took out enormous loans unbeknownst to debt and secured by the actor’s movie residuals. When the residual payment were made to Depp, they were diverted to repay the loans.
The suit claims the law firm built in its fee in the loans and skimmed the money off before Depp was entitled to his money.
And the suit claims the law firm knew fully well what TMG was doing but never alerted Depp.
And get this … Depp claims during his long relationship with the firm he’s paid them tens of millions of dollars in attorney’s fee yet the firm never had him sign a retainer agreement.
We reached out to Bloom, Hergott … so far no word back.
Article source: http://www.tmz.com/2017/10/17/johnny-depp-sues-lawyers-lawsuit-money-manager/]]>