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Faith Evans & Stevie J Wedding Stuns Friends and Fam ... Where Was the Invite?!

7/19/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The marriage of Stevie J and Faith Evans didn't just take us by surprise ... their loved ones and close friends were blindsided as well, and they're not happy about it.

Family sources on both sides tell TMZ ... they were never given a heads-up marriage was even a possibility.  

We're told there was never talk -- not a hint -- of a wedding. Faith was scheduled to be in L.A. getting ready for a London trip, and Stevie was just in Atlanta for 'Love & Hip Hop' ... so the Vegas rendezvous that ended in "I do" floored everyone.

Our sources say there are a lot of hurt feelings among those close to the couple ... especially their kids. We're told Faith's son, CJ Wallace -- her child with Biggie Smalls -- is especially upset ... because he's also Stevie's godson.

Family sources on Faith's side tell us ... Faith told them Stevie J went to her Tuesday and told her they needed to get married that day. The sources think Stevie J knew if Faith started telling friends and family she was marrying him, they would talk her out of it.

And, get this ... friends and family members were blowing up Faith's phone Wednesday, asking her why she did it. She responded by sending them a song she just recorded with Stevie J called, "A Minute" with the explanation ... it only took a minute to fall in love.

As we reported ... Faith and Stevie tied the knot in their hotel room around 10:30 PM Tuesday. It's his first marriage and her third.

We're told a number of friends and fam are so bitter ... Faith and Stevie won't be receiving wedding gifts.

2018 ESPY Awards Drama, Jokes and Danica Hosts ... Go Behind the Scenes!!!

7/18/2018 7:39 PM PDT

The 26th annual ESPYs brought the feels early with an intense recap of the year's most exciting and touching sports moments ... then Danica Patrick lightened the mood.

Danica -- the show's first ever female host -- came out hard with jokes ... about Cleveland sports, J.R. Smith's Finals blunder, LeBron's hair, Ben Simmons joining the Kardashians -- and even the National Anthem controversy.

As you can see, some went over better than others.

Then it was on to the awards, with Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell kicking things off with an ESPY win for Best Breakthrough Athlete. Other winners included the U.S. Women's Hockey Team for Best Game, Baker Mayfield for Best College Athlete, and Nick Foles for Best Championship Performance.

Chloe Kim took home the ESPY for Best Female Athlete, Alex Ovechkin nabbed Best Male ... and the Houston Astros won Best Team.

The evening also included powerful tributes to Bills QB legend Jim Kelly, who received the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance, Best Coach going to the 3 coaches killed in the Parkland shooting ... and the sister survivors of sexual abuse by Larry Nassar being honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

Check out the pics for a behind-the-scenes look at more of the ESPYs excitement.

2018 ESPY Awards Survivors of Larry Nassar Abuse Honored ... 'We Survive Together'

7/18/2018 8:16 PM PDT
Breaking News

A very powerful moment just went down at the 2018 ESPY Awards, as well over 100 sister survivors of sexual abuse by Larry Nassar joined hands on stage to receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

On behalf of their fellow "army of survivors," Sarah Klein, Tiffany Thomas Lopez and USA gymnastics star Aly Raisman accepted the award. Each delivered a moving speech about the suffering caused by 30 years of abuse by the disgraced Team USA and Michigan State doctor ... and the courage it took -- by hundreds of women -- to finally bring him down.

As we reported ... Nassar was essentially sentenced to life in prison -- twice -- for sexual assault crimes, along with getting 60 years in his child porn case.

None of it would have been possible without these brave women standing up and speaking out, though ... and now they're leading the fight against abuse.

And as Lopez told the crowd ... "It feels like we're finally winning."

'Little Women: LA' JC Was on Right Track with N-Word But Poor Delivery on 'BB'

7/19/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Little Women: LA" star Briana Renee is supporting "Big Brother" houseguest JC Mounduix's decision to compare the n-word to an epithet for little people, but says his message got lost in his delivery.

JC caught hell Tuesday night from another houseguest -- who's black -- when he used the n-word in an analogy about the m-word. As he put it, "midget" is like "gay and f***ot or n***er and black."

Briana says JC is dead on, because the m-word was a derogatory term used for little people in the circus back in the day, and remains a sensitive subject ... just like the n-word. 

Briana, who just finished recording a new album, takes JC's point even further -- and makes a case for all people to stop dropping both words.

2 Chainz Save My Trap House ... It's an ATL Monument!!!

7/19/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

2 Chainz is heartbroken his pink "TRAP" house in Atlanta is set to be destroyed, but he's also fired up to launch a campaign to save it.

The rapper was at LAX Wednesday when we asked what he thought about the owner of the property saying he's planning to demolish the crib. Chainz has a personal connection because last year he rented the place -- known as the Eiffel Tower of ATL.

To be clear, it's no longer a trap house and Chainz says that's why it needs to be spared the wrecking ball. He gave us the lowdown on all the good that happened there while he leased it ... including church services and free HIV testing. 

Tity Boi says the charitable efforts, as well as countless photos and his own music video being shot there ... make the pink trap house a true landmark.

Our guy gave Chainz a suggestion on how to go about saving it and let's just say ... Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms should expect a call real soon.

Terrell Owens Here's Why I'm Skipping HOF Ceremony

7/19/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Terrell Owens says if he was voted into the Hall of Fame on the first ballot, he would have had his ceremony in Canton with the rest of the class ... but since he wasn't, he won't.

Simple as that.

We got T.O. out at Century City Mall when he revealed to us the real reason he's doing his own thing at UT Chattanooga rather than in Ohio ... saying he doesn't feel it was right he was kept outta the Hall the past two years.

"In terms of the criteria, the bylaws and what it takes for a guy to get in -- when it came to me, other things came into play," Owens says.

"And for me, that doesn't bode well for me."

Owens tell us that reporters lied about his character throughout his career ... which he feels led to him being unfairly locked out of the HOF on his first two attempts.

Because of that ... he's giving a big middle finger to the Hall, and he doesn't care what you think about it.

"I'm not worried about what everybody else says, bro."

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Teddy in 'The Hangover Part II' 'Memba Him?!

7/19/2018 12:01 AM PDT

Mason Lee (son of Ang Lee) is best known for playing the studious little brother, Teddy -- who gets lost and loses a finger while on a wild bender in Bangkok -- in the 2011 follow-up film "The Hangover Part II." Guess what he looks like now! 

Faith Evans & Stevie J 'Gypsy Mobile Minister' Hired ... Hours Before Wedding!!!

7/18/2018 4:46 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Faith Evans and Stevie J pulled a Cardi B and Offset-style wedding ceremony ... hiring their Las Vegas officiant just hours before saying, "I do."

Sources close to the couple tell TMZ ... Faith placed a call Tuesday around 6 PM to a local minister, named Joelle Righetti, asking if she was available to do a wedding at Trump Hotel, stat.

Righetti refers to herself on her website as the "Gypsy Mobile Minister."

As we first reported ... the couple was spotted Tuesday outside a Vegas courthouse where they got a marriage license. A little less than 5 hours later -- around 10:30 PM -- the ceremony went down.

The ceremony was performed in the living room of their hotel suite with Faith and Stevie overlooking the Vegas strip. Sources close to the couple tell us they held hands and teared up while "Ave Maria" played on a portable speaker.

We're told the "Gypsy Minister" -- whose services cost a couple hundred bucks -- had no idea she was marrying off celebs. She even asked Faith if she was a model or an actress. Faith politely said she's a singer ... to which the minister said, "Me too!"

Gotta love Vegas.

'Wendy Williams Show,' CBS Sued Sherri Shepherd Called Me Racist And You Aired It!!!

7/18/2018 3:25 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

4:36 PM PT -- Reyes just filed an additional complaint -- this time naming Sherri as a defendant -- for the incident.Sherri Shepherd's rant about being racially profiled got a Staples store employee fired, according to the employee, who's now suing media outlets that covered the story ... but not Sherri.

Instead, Janice Reyes is suing "The Wendy Williams Show" and CBS Television after they aired the video Sherri posted back in February -- she slammed Reyes as a racist for refusing to let her and a friend use the Hollywood store's restroom.

In docs, obtained by TMZ, Reyes says she got canned 5 days after Sherri's post. Reyes says her supervisor told her the bathrooms were getting fixed, and instructed her to keep customers away. She says that's the only reason she stopped Sherri.

Reyes claims Shepherd and her friend confronted her while ringing them up ... calling her a liar and accusing her of racism. Reyes admits she said, "I'm not taking this s***" and walked away.

Reyes says she was told she was getting fired for swearing, but she thinks the real reason was Sherri accusing her of racism.

She's suing for loss of wages and other damages. She's suing CBS because it aired "Inside Edition" ... which also covered the story.

We've reached out to CBS and the Wendy Williams Show.

U.S. Olympian Chloe Kim Rocks New $40k Chain for ESPYs ... 24K Magic, Baby!

7/18/2018 3:48 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chloe Kim tore up PyeongChang's icy half pipes for the 2018 Olympics, and now she's iced out again for the ESPYs ... rocking a new chain that's worth its weight in gold. 

The U.S. Olympic gold medalist recently hit up celeb jeweler Ben Baller for some new bling to wear to the sports award show ... where she's got 3 nominations, including Best Female Athlete.

Ben whipped up something special for Chloe -- an 18k gold diamond Cuban choker, with 24 carats in diamonds and weighing 300 grams in gold. Oh, and we're told it's valued at $40,000. 

Fun Fact: Chloe Kim and Tom are among the athletes with the most nominations at the ESPYs on Wednesday night. 

As far as Best Female Athlete is concerned -- she's up against Sylvia Fowles (WNBA player) and Julie Ertz (soccer). 

Good luck! 

Kim Kardashian's Co. Sued Over New Perfume Logo ... Eau de Rip-Off??

7/18/2018 2:11 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

One of Kim Kardashian West's new perfumes -- the ones that put $5 mil in her pocket in just 5 minutes -- uses a logo that belongs to a different company ... at least according to a new lawsuit.

The company, Vibes Media, says KKW Fragrance jacked its speech bubble-like logo for a new Kimoji perfume, which was released on Tuesday. There are 3 different fragrances in the Kimoji line -- Vibes, Peachy and Cherry. 

Vibes Media's beef is only with the Vibes line because according to the suit, its bottle is shaped just like the logo they have hanging in their office -- and the perfume bottle itself is shaped like the logo.

The Chicago-based marketing company says KKW doesn't have permission to use its trademarked logo. Vibes Media wants all of Kim's hot-selling perfume to be destroyed, and it wants damages.

2018 ESPYs Fashion Best and Worst Athlete Swag

7/18/2018 3:32 PM PDT

It's that time of the year -- when the biggest ballers in the world show off their awesome (and not so awesome) fashion tastes at the ESPYs ... and we've got all the pics!!

Adam Rippon -- to no one's surprise -- showed up and slayed in his eye-popping fit ... and NFL brothers Shaquem and Shaquill Griffin took twinning to a whole 'nother level with their matching custom suit lining!!

JaVale McGee was all Gucci'd out ... rockin' a red fanny pack with his custom suit for quite the unique look!!

As for JuJu Smith-Schuster ... we really don't know what to say.

Everyone from Chloe Kim to Cris Cyborg to Kareem Hunt put their style to the test for Wednesday night's show hosted by Danica Patrick ... so be sure to check out the dope (and nope) swag!!

Tom Brady Shirtless Beach Games While Gisele Works

7/18/2018 2:19 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

While the Gisele's away, the Bradys will play ... beach soccer, and superdad Tom Brady clearly doesn't care what you say about his dad bod.

Tom and fam are still down in Costa Rica for their annual offseason vacay, but Gisele's actually getting some work done too. While she was doing a photo shoot, Tom was at the beach with his 3 kids. 

There was a little ocean swimming, a little futbol and Tom swinging little Vivian around -- y'know, typical OTA-type stuff for the Patriots G.O.A.T.

Don't feel bad for Gisele ... she seemed to be having fun splashing around at her modeling shoot -- and Tom eventually showed up for moral support.

BTW, Pats camp kicks off next Thursday -- so, just a few summer days left before TB12's bod gets NFL-ready.

Who are we kidding ... he could win a Super Bowl today.

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