2015年4月29日星期三

Baltimore Orioles -- Concession Employees Pissed ... Are We Getting Paid for Cancelled Games?!

Concession Employees Pissed

Are We Getting Paid for Cancelled Games?!

EXCLUSIVE

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It wasn't just the stands that were empty at the Baltimore Orioles game today -- the concession stands were also bare ... and now several employees are furious ... wondering if they're going to get paid for the work they were forced to miss. 

Of course, the decision to close the ballpark to the public was made by the MLB, the Orioles and the Baltimore PD for the safety of the fans ... in the wake of the riots. 

But several concession stand employees were counting on gameday paychecks -- paychecks they might not be getting since they were told to stay home. 

And it's not just today's game -- stadium employees didn't work Monday or Tuesday either since those games were cancelled. And the 3 home games scheduled for this upcoming weekend have been relocated to Florida. In total, that's 6 games worth of work. 

"They have not spoken to us about compensation," one concession worker tells TMZ Sports ... "I've received emails from [my employer] regarding the cancellation of games, but nothing mentioning pay."

Another worker says, "I have a daughter. I ride my bike to the bus to get to work. I'm trying to provide for my daughter. I need this work."

We reached out to the company that operates the concession stands, Delaware North -- which referred us to the Orioles. We called the team several times, but have yet to hear back. 

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'The Wire' Star Anwan Glover -- Rioters Disrespect Freddie Gray's Name ... 'We're Not Thugs'

Rioters Disrespect Freddie Gray's Name

'We're Not Thugs'

EXCLUSIVE

Count Anwan Glover from "The Wire" among those who feel the rioting and looting in Baltimore is doing disservice to the memory of Freddie Gray, whose death while in police custody triggered the protests.

Glover -- who played Slim Charles in the iconic HBO series set in Baltimore -- said he believes President Obama needs to become even more involved than he has been, to provide leadership for the city.

He also says if Slim were in Baltimore right now, he'd be using his "power in the street" to organize the youth and put a stop to the violence. 

Slim did have a way with words ... 



Brittney Griner & Fiancee -- Recruited By 'Couples Therapy' ... You Need Serious Help

Recruited By 'Couples Therapy'

... You Need Serious Help

EXCLUSIVE

The host of VH1's "Couples Therapy" says she desperately wants to get WNBA star Brittney Griner and her fiancee Glory Johnson on the show ... telling TMZ Sports they "need a hell of a lot of work."

Both Brittney and Glory were arrested last week for attacking each other in their AZ home -- and Dr. Jenn Berman says the show would be the perfect place for them to work out their issues before they tie the knot. 

Dr. Berman -- a former rape and domestic violence counselor -- also says domestic violence is a serious problem in the gay and lesbian community because they tend to hide it more often. 

"There's a lot of shame in the gay community when there is domestic violence because there is a kind of a sense of 'Hey, we've been fighting to be recognized as a couple and now we have this?!'"

Berman also offers the couple advice -- but says she could be most effective if Griner and Johnson agree to get her help in person ... on Season 6. 

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- Hospitalized with Chest Pain ... After 911 Call

Hospitalized With Chest Pain

... After 911 Call

EXCLUSIVE

0429-kareem-abdul-tmz-01Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was rushed to an L.A. hospital Wednesday morning for chest pains ... just two hours after he tweeted to fans that he was "feeling better" ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

We've confirmed ... someone called 911 to request help for the NBA legend ... who had a quadruple coronary bypass surgery on April 16th. 

An ambulance transported Abdul-Jabbar to a nearby hospital where he was treated for chest pains. He's currently being treated by doctors though his condition is unclear. 

Just two hours before the 911 call, Abdul-Jabbar posted a message on Twitter to assure his fans that he's "doing fine & feeling better everyday."

He added, "Doing my rehab w/the same mental commitment I had as a pro."

We reached out to Kareem's people to find out how he's doing -- but so far, we haven't heard back.

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50 Cent -- I'm Making Big Money Off Mayweather/Pacquiao

EXCLUSIVE

0429-50-cent-performing-GETTY-0150 Cent is jumping on the money train this weekend, where he plans to score huge bank off the backs of Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

Club sources tell TMZ ... the rapper is getting half-a-million bucks Friday night for throwing down rhymes at Drai's.

Fact is, 50 may be hedging his bets. You may recall ... he's put $1.6 mil on the line, betting Floyd Mayweather will put Manny Pacquiao in his place.

And we're told he also made a deal with Effen Vodka to make around $500k for a show 2 weeks later at Pool After Dark in Atlantic City.

When it rains it pours.

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Rosie O'Donnell's Ex Michelle Rounds -- Looks Like Someone Is Trying to Make Rosie Jealous (VIDEO)

So on the same day Michelle Rounds filed for sole custody of the child she shares with ex Rosie O'Donnell, she hit the town with a smoking hot model. What are the odds???? 

Rounds was out Tuesday night at Madera Kitchen where she walked out with her arm around Carmen Ortega ... who once dated Reggie Bush and was also possibly maybe the reason Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks split. 

We can't say Rounds and Ortega are together ... but Rounds clearly went out of her way to snuggle close to Ortega for the cameras to see. 

Not that we can blame her. 

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'Dance Mom' Abby Lee Miller -- At WAR With Producers

EXCLUSIVE

"Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller thinks her producers are trying to ruin her show by creating phony, unnecessary conflicts.

Abby went on TMZ Live Wednesday and trashed her production team. She says she's plenty capable of making kids cry ... she knows exactly which buttons to push and she can do it on a dime.

As for whether she's gunning for their jobs, Abby says it's not necessary ... it's the old, "Ya give 'em enough rope ..."

Sounds like chaos.