Bam Margera‘s friends are seriously worried about his ongoing battle with alcoholism, even though he’s clearing the legal hurdles stemming from his DUI case.
On the same day fellow ‘Jackass’ star Brandon Novak told us he’s concerned over his buddy’s drinking habits, Bam’s lawyer was busy submitting legal docs informing the court that Bam was ahead of schedule with the terms of his DUI sentence.
According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Bam completed a 3-month online alcohol program and attended 10 AA meetings. He’s still on probation.
Brandon told us he was super sketched out when Bam checked himself out of a Bay Area rehab facility earlier this month, because he believes Bam could end up killing himself if he doesn’t clean up his act.
UFC champ Henry Cejudo says T.J. Dillashaw is OUT OF HIS MIND if he thinks he’s gonna be the first “Champ Champ Champ” … saying he ain’t even gonna make it out of January with two belts.
Of course, Cejudo and Dillashaw are set to do battle on Jan. 19th for Cejudo’s UFC flyweight title — and when we told Henry about T.J.’s plans to win 3 belts in 3 weight classes this year, Henry ripped the guy.
“I think T.J. Dillashaw is dehydrated … he ain’t thinking straight,” Cejudo tells TMZ Sports.
“I’m gonna behead that snake.”
Cejudo ain’t no punk — he dethroned Demetrious Johnson back in August at UFC 227 … ending Mighty Mouse’s legendary streak of 11 straight UFC title defenses.
In fact, Henry says once he gets through Dillashaw, he wants a rematch with DJ — which would be complicated since Johnson was just shipped from the UFC to the ONE Championship promotion in the first MMA trade in UFC history.
By the way, we also asked Cejudo for an update on the Olympic gold medal he lost in a fire back in 2017 — and it sounds like he’s on track to get an official replacement soon.
Remember, before he was a UFC champ, Cejudo won gold in freestyle wrestling at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
Bam Margera insists he doesn’t need professional help when it comes to booze, but one of his closest friends believes Bam’s very life is at stake after he prematurely left rehab.
“Jackass” star Brandon Novak — who used to appear on the stunt show with Bam — and tells us he is deeply concerned after Bam checked himself out of a Bay Area rehab facility this week. He explained his decision to leave on social media.
According to Bam’s lengthy journal entry, he says he realized he didn’t need to be in rehab a few days into his latest treatment, his third time. Bam says he bailed because he didn’t need any detox or medication to kick his alcohol cravings.
Not only that, but Bam said he was sitting around doing nothing in rehab and feels unproductive. Plus, he says he was missing out on important business opportunities, and needed to leave to make money and keep his mind occupied.
Well, Brandon doesn’t think it’s that simple. He tells us he and some of Bam’s closest family members and friends staged an intervention late last year because they were genuinely concerned about Bam’s drinking … and wanted him to kick the habit once and for all.
Even worse, Brandon says he believes Bam could end up killing himself if he doesn’t get clean. He tells us, “enable an addict, bury an addict.” FWIW, Brandon is fully sober now after struggling with addiction through much of his adult life.
Bam says he’s with loved ones at the moment, but Brandon says he’s unaware of his whereabouts.
Tito Ortiz says he’s IN for a rematch with Chael Sonnen — telling TMZ Sports, “I’m gonna pummel him for 3 rounds.”
The two have been going back and forth on social media — but Tuesday night in L.A., 43-year-old Ortiz told us the fight is definitely gonna happen … “most likely with Bellator, Scott Coker will make the deal.”
Leave it to Banksy to take Paris Hilton‘s first album and turn it into a work of art so coveted, it’s fetching more than $ 2,000 on the auction block!!!
The street artist totally reimagined Paris’ self-titled 2006 album, complete with spoofed song titles and a topless Hilton on the cover, plus tons of not-so-subtle digs at Paris inside the CD booklet.
According to RR Auction, Banksy re-interpreted about 500 copies of “Paris” immediately after the album dropped, and placed his work in 48 record stores across the United Kingdom. Bids for the rare copy have already surpassed its $ 2k estimate!
With Bansky spoofing album art and track titles, he enlisted DJ Danger Mouse to remix the tunes … and, we gotta say, it still bumps.
Check out the gallery … we’re guessing Paris’ exposed breast on the cover will draw your eye, but the real fun is inside the booklet. Banksy depicts Paris in tons of different poses, next to captions mixing funny insults with social commentary.
Here’s the original “Paris” cover from ’06, and as you can see, Banksy’s version is way more risque.
The auction officially closes January 9 … good luck!!!
Maroon 5 has just crushed the doubters who said finding another artist for the Super Bowl Halftime Show was impossible … because TMZ has learned they locked down one of the biggest names in music … Travis Scott!!!
Travis will join M5 during the halftime show in Atlanta on February 3. It’s arguably the biggest gig in music, with historical performances over the years.
It’s a monster move … Travis has the hottest tour going, a huge single with Drake and he’s generating big Grammy buzz.
And, if that’s not enough, we’ve learned his plus one will be the mother of his child (and possibly his wife) and one of the biggest and richest celebs on the planet … Kylie Jenner.
Our industry sources tell us Maroon 5 is also in talks with several other artists about possibly joining the show … including Cardi B and Outkast‘sBig Boi.
Travis’ addition is a big win for the NFL and hip-hop fans … you’ll recall, Waka Flocka Flame bashed the League for passing over Atlanta rappers in favor of a mainstream band.
It’ll be interesting to see if Cardi and Big Boi strike deals to perform as well. Big Boi hails from the ATL, and his addition would be huge for the city.
Elon Musk made his grand reveal Tuesday night … what he once envisioned as a “weird little Disney ride in the middle of L.A.” became a reality with the unveiling of his underground tunnel.
The billionaire entrepreneur gave a preview of what future traffic in L.A. might look like with this 1.14-mile route built under his SpaceX headquarters. Elon joked back in 2016 he was going to dig tunnels as an alternative to clogged up freeways in L.A. And, here’s his teaser:
A modified Model X equipped with special wheels took members of the media through the tunnel after the SUV descended via elevator. Once underground, the tunnel’s light turned green and off it went. It only hit 35 MPH and it was bumpy, but still … it worked.
When Elon’s vision is complete, the tunnel will include fully autonomous 16-passenger vehicles rocketing under L.A.’s terra firma at 150 MPH. Elon is starting similar projects in Chicago and D.C. … with the hopes of one day taking folks from D.C. to New York in only 29 minutes.
Gayle King got a taste for “CBS This Morning” and the initial takeoff had her holding on for dear life … and cursing on live TV too.
Tuesday night, @elonmusk unveiled the very first tunnel in what he hopes will become a network of underground highways. @GayleKing sat down with him to talk about his relationship with the @boringcompany and got a firsthand look at the new tunnel.