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Faith Evans' Marriage License No Mention of Marriage to Notorious B.I.G. ... She Blames The Court

7/23/2018 1:00 AM PDT

Faith Evans married Notorious B.I.G. in '94, but you wouldn't know it based on her recent marriage license -- it makes no mention of her marriage to the legendary rapper -- but Faith is blaming the court for the error.

TMZ's obtained a copy of Faith's marriage license docs and in it she lists her marriage to Stevie J as marriage no. 2. The document references her divorce from Todd Russaw back in 2012, and that's the other marriage. So, what happened to Biggie?

As you know, Faith and Biggie -- labelmates with Bad Boy Records -- tied the knot back in August of 1994 within days of meeting each other. They separated shortly before his 1997 murder.

As for why the document seems to overlook the Faith/Biggie union. Faith tells us the clerk at the marriage license bureau screwed up. She insists she told the clerk the marriage with Stevie was her 3rd.

Evans adds, "Biggie was my first true love, he will always be acknowledged as such. Everyone knows he was my husband."

TMZ broke the story ... Faith and Stevie got married in their Vegas hotel room last week. The secret wedding, however, blindsided family and friends ... and they were not happy about it.

Kiara Mia Jimmy G's Great for My Bottom Line!!!

7/23/2018 12:50 AM PDT

The debate is over ... 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo's very public date with porn star Kiara Mia is a tremendous move, financially speaking -- for her, anyway. 

According to 2 leading porn sites -- Pornhub and xHamster -- Kiara's searches ass-tronomically spiked after TMZ Sports broke the news about her date with Garoppolo in Bev Hills.

PH tells us the already sought-after Latina adult star racked up 200,000 searches in just 24 hours -- a massive 2,309% increase over her daily average.

It's a similar story for Kiara on xHamster, which says searches for the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" porn spoof star more than doubled the day after her rendezvous with Jimmy.

The VP of the site tells us they're looking to cash in too with a new project for her called, "xHamster's in the Endzone with Kiara Mia." She hasn't accepted the offer yet.

NFL fans have been debating whether Jimmy will lose endorsement dough, but there's no question the QB's giving Kiara a major boost.

Birdman & Wack 100 Cash Money West Now Open for Biz!!!

7/23/2018 12:40 AM PDT

Birdman and Wack 100 have a new home for West Coast rappers looking to make a name for themselves -- Cash Money West.

Wack 100 tells TMZ ... he and Birdman have been in talks for a few months and recently finalized a deal to jointly launch the new division of Cash Money Records. The objective is to land up-and-coming artists ready to make the leap into the mainstream.

We're told Cash Money's parent company, Universal Music Group, is giving CMW strong support -- a $20 million budget to get things rolling.

Wack, who manages The Game, says he pitched the West Coast concept to Birdman and his brother, Slim ... and they've named him VP of the new company.

He says Cash Money West will open their offices and studios soon.

War Machine to Pen Pal Fiancee Our Eternal Love ... 'I Feel in the Marrow of My Bones'

7/23/2018 12:30 AM PDT

War Machine's got a way with words ... more than enough to make his pen pal-turned-fiancee swoon.

TMZ's obtained a letter the former UFC star wrote to Ashley Farrington ... the woman he proposed to by reading her a poem back in February. As we first reported ... War got down on one knee and asked her to marry him despite having no ring. There's one other thing ... he's serving a life sentence for a brutal attack on his ex, Christy Mack.

War starts his poem by expressing the pain he feels inside. He presses on ... asking Farrington, "Were you once in me? What did God do? Did he cut me open and make out of me, a you?"

As we've reported ... War was found guilty of sexual assault, coercion, battery by strangulation, kidnapping and several other charges. He'll be eligible for parole when he's 71.

Kookie on '77 Sunset Strip' 'Memba Him?!

7/23/2018 12:20 AM PDT

Edd Byrnes is best known for playing the perfectly coiffed heartthrob Kookie on the long-running TV show "77 Sunset Strip"... and even landed a song on the U.S. pop charts, "Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)" in 1959! Guess what he looks like now!

Dick Cheney Signed Waterboard Kit for Sale ... eBay Listing Purports

7/22/2018 3:04 PM PDT

The "waterboard kit" Sacha Baron Cohen got former Vice President Dick Cheney to sign for his new show has apparently hit the digital marketplace ... and bids are coming in fast.

A new eBay listing purports to be selling the original empty milk jug a disguised Sacha asked the ex-Veep to personally autograph in his new Showtime series, "Who Is America?

The highest bid so far (as of this writing) tops out at $160.50. The listing claims all proceeds from the sale will be donated to Amnesty International -- a grassroots human rights org.

Hard to tell if this is the real McCoy, or if it's just more trolling in the name of Sacha's show -- which has already duped the likes of Sarah Palin and countless other GOP officials. Whatever the case ... it's funny to think about. The thing also looks pretty legit.

Jockey Victor Espinoza Injured After Horse Dies on Him During Training at Del Mar

7/22/2018 1:58 PM PDT
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Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza was sent to the hospital this weekend after a horse he was riding died on the track ... and the scene looked brutal.

Victor was hospitalized with multiple injuries Sunday in Del Mar, California after his horse, Bobby Abu Dhabi, went into cardiac arrest while training ahead of multiple scheduled races. The horse's owner, Brian Trump, confirmed the horse had died.

Based on video of the immediate aftermath of the fall -- obtained by TMZ Sports -- it appears Victor was lying motionless for a while before getting help.

As for his status now, he's said to be experiencing shoulder soreness and numbness -- although, he was reportedly conscious and moving. Safe to say, he's out of Sunday's competition. 

Bobby Abu Dhabi had a great run, usually with Victor on his back. He recently took third at Belmont, and placed high (including a couple first place wins) in a number of other races as well.


Nicole Scherzinger Swim, Rinse, Repeat ... Yes, Please Do

7/22/2018 12:31 PM PDT

Nicole Scherzinger follows proper swim etiquette even when she's overseas -- always rinse after taking a dip ... even if you gotta hose off. 

The former Pussycat Doll was seen enjoying the ocean in Saint-Tropez Sunday with her Bulgarian tennis pro boyfriend, Grigor Dimitrov ... who seemed more than happy to spray down his smokin' hot GF after taking a dive off their boat near the French Riviera.  

He was diligent too ... making sure to get both her front and back, and just about everywhere else. Nicole, of course, returned the favor.

Makeshift couples' showers on the high seas ... c'est la vie. 

Trippie Redd Stops Show for Passed Out Fan We Gotta Worry 'Bout Her!

7/22/2018 12:01 PM PDT

Trippie Redd put on his good Samaritan hat this weekend when a fan passed out at his concert, which he abruptly stopped to help the girl out. 

The Ohio rapper was performing in Minneapolis Saturday night when a female in the crowd collapsed. Eyewitnesses tell us Trippie noticed the commotion and quickly cut the music to figure out what had happened ... and soon started demanding someone help her.

It almost sounds like he's chastising concert-goers for standing around -- although, it's unclear from the video who is (or isn't) springing into action on the ground level.

Either way, Trippie did his part. We're told he threw a water bottle out to the girl, which she eventually drank after getting back to her feet ... allowing the show to resume.

Comic Con 2018 Hollywood Loses the Costumes ... And Faces Their Fans

7/22/2018 10:44 AM PDT

Hollywood's biggest stars got a chance to dress down from their superhero getups this weekend and talk to the people who love 'em the most ... their diehard fanboys (and girls).

Tons of celebs were in attendance Saturday for Comic-Con International: San Diego 2018, where a lot of them sat in on panels and got grilled by their biggest supporters. 

Some of the A-listers who stepped up the mic ... Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, RZA, Jason Momoa, Nicole Kidman, Patrick Wilson, Amber Heard, Eric Andre, Keegan-Michael Key, Joe Manganiello, Brandon Mychal Smith, Matt Groening, Norman Reedus, Tara Reid, Danai Gurira, Jude Law, Johnny Depp (yep) ... and tons more. 

BTW ... Chris wasn't there promoting the new 'Guardians' movie (yet), but he reportedly avoided talking about the recent firing of director James Gunn from the franchise ... since the controversy apparently wasn't brought up in a Q&A with the audience.

'Guardians Vol. 3' isn't due to come out 'til 2020, and the 'Lego Movie' sequel needs all the pub it can get before next year. So Chris seems to be safe on that topic ... for now. 

Tekashi69 Pistol Whipped, Kidnapped, Robbed and Hospitalized (Update)

7/22/2018 7:41 AM PDT

UPDATE:  9:30 AM PT   Tekashi told a different story to cops. Law enforcement sources tell us, they ended up interviewing 69 and he said the following:  At around 4:25 AM Sunday, he was a passenger in a Chevy Tahoe at a Brooklyn intersection, sitting at a red light, when a car bumped them from behind.  He told cops 2 men with guns jumped out, stole the driver's iPhone and then grabbed Tekashi and dragged him into their car and sped away.

Law enforcement says they drove to Tekashi's home and he called someone inside -- presumably his baby mama -- and asked her to come down with his jewelry ... which she did.  Our sources say Tekashi then told cops he managed to escape and reported the incident to cops, but then became uncooperative.  He checked himself into the hospital.  Our sources say they have no idea how Tekashi was injured.

The 2 stories are obviously different.  As for why ... Tekashi has bragged that people don't mess with him.  The version he told his people make him look harder than the version he told cops.  You be the judge, but it seems pretty easy to figure this one out.

Tekashi69 was kidnapped, pistol whipped and robbed and is now in the hospital ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Tekashi tell us, the rapper was working on a music video in Brooklyn early Sunday morning and at around 4AM he wrapped for the night and drove home.  We're told when he got there another car pulled up and blocked his driveway.

Our sources say that's when 3 hooded gunmen got out of the other car, grabbed Tekashi and pistol whipped him ... knocking him unconscious.

We're told the next thing Tekashi knew, he was in the back seat of the car as the gunmen were driving around, telling him if they didn't get what they wanted from him -- jewelry and money -- they would kill him.

Our sources say a short time later, the gunmen pulled up to Tekashi's home and 2 of them made their way inside as the third guarded 69 inside the vehicle. 

We're told the gunmen took around $750k in jewelry and between $15k and $20k in cash.  While all this was happening, Tekashi's baby mama and daughter were inside the house but not hurt.

That wasn't the end of it.  We're told the gunmen then drove away with Tekashi still in the back seat.  At some point 69 was able to open the back door and jumped out.  One of the gunmen began chasing him but got scared and retreated because he was afraid he'd be ID'd.

Our sources say Tekashi jumped in the passenger seat of a stranger's vehicle and pleaded for help.  The stranger called 911 and then asked 69 to get out of the car at an intersection.

An ambulance came and Tekashi was taken to a hospital, where he remains.  Doctors are performing various tests, including a CT scan.

Kiara Mia Jimmy G is 'Sexy as F***!!!' ... And Now He'll Win the Super Bowl

7/22/2018 6:45 AM PDT

Jimmy Garoppolo and his 49ers are now destined to win the Super Bowl, because porn star Kiara Mia says everything she touches turns to gold.

We got Jimmy's ESPYs-weekend date out in Hollywood Saturday night, and she was downright giddy over her hook up with the super handsome QB earlier in the week.  

She's talking in code that is not real difficult to figure out.  Her date ... "dessert" was fantastic.  

Kiara says there will be more dates, so her comment suggesting she's friend-zoning Jimmy should be taken with a shaker of salt. 

Reaction to the date has been mixed.  Some football aficionados think Jimmy has screwed himself with endorsements, but others like Maverick's owner and "Shark Tank" star Mark Cuban think Jimmy is both awesome and fine with sponsors. 

Taylor Swift Soaked During N.J. 'Reputation' Concert

7/22/2018 7:25 AM PDT

Taylor Swift was soaked to the bone Saturday night during her "Reputation" concert.

Taylor was performing at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford when the skies opened up, but she didn't miss a beat.

Thousands of Swifties were soaking it up with sheer glee, wearing ponchos and wet t-shirts.

Taylor knew the storm was looming before she took the stage, but she followed the age-old maxim, "The show must go on."

Swift performed her entire 19-song set list ... and didn't care at all her makeup was running and her hair was a wet mess.

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