Keyshia Cole's estranged husband shocked her by filing divorce papers before she could, or so it seemed ... but Daniel "Boobie" Gibson says it was actually an impostor -- with a thing for El Pollo Loco -- who did the deed.
TMZ broke the story ... the singer was on the verge of filing for divorce last month, but still hadn't pulled the trigger when Gibson supposedly filed last week in L.A. County Superior Court.
We got a copy of the docs which looked pretty standard ... citing irreconcilable differences. However, it seemed odd an ex-NBA player like Gibson would list himself as his attorney.
We called the phone # listed for him in the papers -- and the person who answered claimed he was Gibson, but sounded suspect. So, we checked the address listed ... and it turned out to be an El Pollo Loco restaurant. Crazy, right?
The real Boobie assured us he never once considered filing, telling us ... "She would have to do it. I am a Christian. I believe in 'til death do us part.'"
Gibson says he's going to press charges against the impostor.
For her part, Keyshia tells us nothing's changed -- she still plans to go forward with the divorce. Sorry Boobie ... and fake Boobie.
Police Probe Alleged
Threats Against Music Honcho
20 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Lohan is being investigated for allegedly threatening to burn down the house of a record label honcho who was in talks to work with his daughter Ali Lohan.
As TMZ first reported, Lindsay's little sister is trying to make a go of it as a country music singer ... with a little help from her father Michael, of course.
According to sources, Michael brokered a potential deal between Chinga Chang Records and Ali ... securing a $15,000 consulting fee for himself too. We're told when Ali got wind that Michael was cashing in on her she freaked on him.
We're told Michael tried to nix the deal with Chinga Chang (say that five times fast), and eventually got into a threatening war of words with its CEO, Dan Herman.
Law enforcement sources tell us Lohan placed calls and texts to Herman ... claiming to know his Florida home is not well-secured, and would be easy to burn down.
Herman filed a report with the State Police in Pennsylvania, where he lives ... and cops tell us they are investigating.
Michael tells TMZ ... Herman is lying about the threats, and also about having a deal with Ali.
Michael Jackson Estate
Sues Over Sale of MJ Concert Pics
30 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Jackson's Estate is suing a movie memorabilia store for auctioning off historic photos from MJ's heyday -- and duping potential buyers with a get-rich-quick scheme.
The pics are from the Jackson brothers' 1984 Victory Tour. According to court docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Michael hired a photog to shoot the concerts ... and Jackson's company owned all the rights to the pictures.
The Estate claims Premiere Props put the photos up for auction, and misled buyers into believing they would also own copyright on the pics -- a huge selling point, because the buyer could make a fortune by reprinting and selling the pics.
Premiere valued the pics from $200 to over $2K, according to its website.
MJ's camp is now suing for all the auction profits ... and to stop Premiere from selling any more MJ memorabilia.
5 Seconds of Summer
Of a Not-So Teenaged Fan
41 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
The crowd might make you think all their fans are shrieking young chicks -- but we now have firsthand knowledge of at least one older, male-er shrieker too. Shhhh!
'Point Break' Remake
Offends the Living ... and the Dead
45 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Gary Busey is convinced the "Point Break" remake will not happen because it would be like remaking "Bambi" ... and apparently Patrick Swayze's ghost agrees with him.
Our photog spotted Pappas himself in Malibu, where he insisted the movie is not happening ... even though it really is. Not only did Busey "know" the remake was not going forward, but he explained why … by invoking Swayze's name in a way only Gary could.
Perhaps he meant the movie is not happening with Gerard Butler, who dropped out of playing Bodhi.
We doubt it, but maybe ...
Guess Who This
BLUE EYED BABY
60 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Before this cute baby boy was wooing girls with his dreamy songs he was just another bouncing little baby growing up in Westchester, New York. Can you guess who he is?
TEAMING UP WITH LIL WAYNE
Rapper Starting Sports Management Biz
7/24/2014 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Cristiano Ronaldo is about to become a YOUNG MONEY CASH MONEY BILLIONAIRE ... because sources tell TMZ Sports Lil Wayne is starting his own sports management company and Ronaldo will be client #1.
Our sources tell us ... Weezy has been wanting to get into the sports management game for a while and has had his sights set on the Team Portugal stud ... not just because he's a huge sports star, but because they're friends.
We're told Weezy's company will be working with PolarisSports -- which is affiliated with the CAA agency and GestiFute -- through which Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes operates.
Our sources tell us Wayne's company will handle Ronaldo's sports management affairs in the United States -- everything from branding to marketing and endorsement deals. Even modeling.
Seems Ronaldo is pumped about the situation -- he just posted a photo with the Prime Minister of Japan along with other Japanese politicians ... and they were all throwing up the YMCMB sign.
Paul Hogan's Ex Wife
From Crocodiles to Anacondas
7/24/2014 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Casey Kasem's Widow
Dropped by Attorneys ...
You Owe Us $500,000!
7/24/2014 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jean Kasem just made another enemy -- her attorneys are cutting her off ... claiming she's a pain in the ass client who also happens to owe them a ton of cash.
According to documents filed in Casey Kasem's conservatorship ... attorneys at Haney & Young are asking the court to relieve them as counsel for Jean, ASAP.
The lawyers claim Jean rarely responds to their emails -- and refuses to communicate by phone -- and worst of all ... she's racked up $500,000 in unpaid fees during her various legal battles.
In a letter to Jean, the firm says if she doesn't pay up ... the money's gonna come out of Casey's estate.
We've made calls to Jean, but she's not getting back to us either.
'50 Shades of Grey'
Trailer Doesn't Play Rough Enough
7/24/2014 5:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The ridiculously anticipated "50 Shades of Grey" trailer finally came out, and some fans are losing their minds over leading man Jamie Dornan ... claiming he comes up short in one key department.
The ladies (and one guy) here at TMZ just don't see the, umm ... tie-me-down-chain-me-up-and-whip-the-hell-out-of-me-with-cat-o-nine-tails appeal they're seeking in a man.
Most of us are trying not to judge them for that.
Former Contestants Split
Over Telling Frankie
7/24/2014 11:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Big Brother" showdown: 2 former, famous contestants squaring off over whether producers should have told Frankie Grande about his grandfather's death.
RACHEL REILLY, Winner, Season 13. Producers had an obligation to tell Frankie. Death trumps show rules.
SPENCER CLAWSON, Contestant, Season 15. Horrible move by producers. It opens Pandora's Box. What happens next ... say a contestant's son has to be put under anesthesia. Tell or don't tell?
Watch the video. They actually both make compelling points.
So, we gotta ask ...
'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' Actor
Near Death Illness
7/24/2014 10:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Louis Mandylor -- best known for his role as Nia Vardalos' brother in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" -- is lucky to be alive after collapsing on the set of his new movie.
Mandylor was shooting scenes in 90+ degree heat Tuesday for the movie, "Daylight's End" ... when he became ill and was rushed to a hospital in Tyler, TX.
Doctors diagnosed the illness as heat exhaustion and dehydration -- which affected Mandylor's kidneys.They're saying kidney failure was on the horizon ... this according to Mandylor's people.
He's expected to recover and should be released from the hospital Friday.
I'm Not Apologizing
For Disorderly Conduct Arrest
7/24/2014 9:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Alec Baldwin -- who called NYC a "mismanaged carnival of stupidity" -- says he won't apologize for his disorderly conduct arrest in May ... and he could ultimately end up on the winning end.
Alec was in NYC court Thursday ... to face a disorderly conduct charge for allegedly berating officers who stopped him in May for riding his bike the wrong way on 5th Avenue.
Baldwin told the judge ... he'd rather pay a fine than say he's sorry for going off on the cops.
The judge -- who told Baldwin he has a short fuse -- asked, "Can you stay out of trouble, Alexander?" Baldwin said, "Sure, sure" ... and the judge said he'd dismiss the charge entirely IF Alec can keep his nose clean for 6 months.