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NFL's Orlando Scandrick

Shoots Down Wedding In Cowboys Stadium

2/11/2015 6:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

021115_orlando_scandrick_launchDallas Cowboys star Orlando Scandrick LOVES the team -- but tells us when it comes to his wedding day, he won't be tying the knot in Jerry's World. 

Orlando was out in Hollywood Tuesday night with his reality star GF Draya Michele -- the self-proclaimed "sexiest couple ever" -- when we started talking marriage.  

But when we asked if a 50-yard line ceremony was in their future -- they both shot the idea down hard ... unlike Steelers legend Hines Ward, who recently got married at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. 

For the record, weddings at AT&T Stadium in Dallas are super popular ... and they ain't cheap. 

In fact, we're told it costs $15,000 to rent the field ... PLUS a $50,000 food and beverage minimum. 

One Cowboys source told us when it's all said and done, the average field wedding is about $85,000. 

That's one way for a Cowboys fan to get a ring ... 

'Basketball Wives' Star

Gunning for NFL Boyfriend

To Model Bathing Suits

2/6/2015 6:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

020615_draya_michelle_launchCould Dallas Cowboys star Orlando Scandrick become a bathing suit model??? 

The answer is "yes" if it's up to his reality star girlfriend Draya Michele ... who tells TMZ Sports she's planning on launching a men's swimsuit line -- and only has ONE guy on her mind when it comes to modeling her stuff. 

There's just one problem ... Draya knows Orlando ain't too keen when it comes to off-the-field publicity -- but the "Basketball Wives" star (and fashion designer) says she can be pretty convincing when she wants to be.

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Orlando Scandrick

I'll Propose to Draya

... 'In Due Time'

1/7/2015 6:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
010715_orlando_scandrick_launch Good news for Draya Michele ... sounds like she's gonna get her engagement ring!!!

Bad news for Draya Michele ... sounds like she's gonna have to be patient!

Draya's BF, Dallas Cowboys star Orlando Scandrick appeared on "Fox Sports Live Countdown" On FS1 (airing tonight at 9 PM PT, 12 ET) and was asked if he'll be hitting the diamond store anytime soon.

He blushed. He raved about Draya ... but he also bobbed and weaved like a champ.

Bottom line -- Scandrick says it'll all work itself out "in due time."

So ... congrats???

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Cowboys' Orlando Scandrick

IT'S DIAMOND RING TIME

... Says Reality Star GF

1/7/2015 6:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
010715_draya_michelle_launch"Basketball Wives" star Draya Michele has been called many things ... but subtle isn't one of 'em ... and last night she told her BF Orlando Scandrick it's time to pony up for a RING!!! 

Draya was leaving Boa Steakhouse on Sunset when we asked if her Dallas Cowboys superstar BF has thought about how he's going to spend his playoff bonus money.  

That's when Draya dropped the not-so-subtle hint to TMZ Sports ... saying, "I don't plan for other people's money ... but I hope that he has a nice investment that he's going to buy that has to do with rings and things and sparkly stuff."

She playfully added, "I like diamonds!"

No pressure, Scandrick.

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Dwight Howard

Baby Mama Throws Son's

B-day Party At Hooters

11/19/2014 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
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A seven-year-old boy should be having his birthday at Chuck E. Cheese's, NOT Hooters ... but that's exactly what Dwight Howard's baby mama did for their son's 7th birthday. 

"Basketball Wives" star Royce Reed, the boy's mother, posted the photo on her Instagram showing Braylon grinning from ear-to-ear ... and it probably wasn't because of the wings.

As TMZ first reported ... Howard is angling for full custody, while simultaneously being investigated for child abuse.

In court docs, Howard has accused Reed of exposing Braylon to sexual situations. Howard claims his son has witnessed Reed engage in sexual acts with her "numerous companions."

We're told Howard believes this photo is just the latest example of his son being exposed to sex.

A source close to Royce says her son's birthday party was at a Monkey Joe's bounce house earlier in the day -- with his classmates -- and she merely stopped at Hooters for food. The source also says Royce has never had any man in and out of her house, and has never exposed Braylon to sex.

A rep for Howard tells TMZ, "Dwight isn't going to engage in the back and forth about his son in the media. He only wishes that his mother would do the same and protect the boy instead of exposing him.‎"

Dwight Howard

Investigated and Cleared

for Child Abuse

11/16/2014 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
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9:15 AM PT -- We now have confirmation that the Florida Dept. of Children and Families closed the investigation, concluding, "The investigation is being closed with no substantiated findings of physical injuries."  The report also states Howard was interviewed by authorities.

7:25 AM PT --
Royce Reed posted a statement on Instagram saying, "The case is not closed and he is/was not cleared!  The investigation is still open as he refuses to speak to the police.  So whoever these reps are that are trying to slander me, just know the gloves are off and I'm not the one to play with when it comes to my son.  That is all."
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 was under investigation for child abuse and gave precisely the same excuse Adrian Peterson used, but it appears in this case authorities found Howard did not break the law.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Sports ... Howard's baby mama Royce Reed went to Children's Services in the Orlando, FL area in August and complained he had whipped their 6-year-old son Braylon with a belt, leaving bruises and abrasions on his leg.

We're told the case worker sent the former "Basketball Wives" cast member to a nearby medical facility to evaluate the boy and document the injuries.

Authorities interviewed Howard and he confessed to the belting, but said he didn't realize there was anything wrong with it because he was disciplined the same way as a kid. Howard's lawyer filed legal docs claiming he never caused marks, bruises, welts or injuries requiring medical treatment.

Sources connected to Howard tell TMZ ... Children's Services closed out the case after determining the injuries depicted in the photos were not caused by a belting. In other words ... whatever Howard did was not that serious.

And there's this twist ... Howard filed legal docs Wednesday and he's gunning for full custody, claiming Reed is a shockingly unfit mother who gives the kid psychotropic drugs just so she can have a "chemical babysitter."

Howard's rep tells TMZ, authorities found the allegations "frivolous," adding, "It's no coincidence that these false allegations were 'leaked' on the heels of Dwight filing for major custody of his son."  

The rep adds, "It is troubling to see a mother use her son as a pawn against his father," and that Dwight will do "whatever is necessary to protect [the child's] welfare and best interests."

Matt Barnes

Rebounding Is Better

... 2 Chicks At a Time

11/3/2014 6:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
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He's single (kinda) ... and now it's clear Matt Barnes is lookin' to mingle -- because the NBA star was chattin' it up with TWO ladies outside Greystone this weekend.

As we previously reported, the L.A. Clippers star recently separated from his wife Gloria Govan -- and though the "Basketball Wives: LA" star claims there's a shot at reconciliation, we're hearing it just ain't so.

Fast forward to Sunday night/Monday morning ... and it's pretty clear Barnes is looking to move on.

Unless Matt was just looking to make some new platonic friends at 3 A.M.

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Matt Barnes

Sorry Gloria ...

This Split Ain't Amicable

10/30/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The Matt Barnes and Gloria Govan break-up isn't as friendly and happy and cheery as she says it is ... this according to sources close to Matt, who tell us this thing is pretty damn far from amicable. Our sources tell us ... Matt was the one who called things off with the "Basketball Wives" star -- and he's still upset and hurt about the things that led up to the split.

As we previously reported, Matt believed there were major "trust issues" in the relationship -- and now we know reconciliation is the last thing on his mind.

Meantime, Gloria insists the two are working things out -- and have a "dope" relationship and are working together to co-parent their twin sons.

We're told that Matt is 100% committed to the children -- he just has issues with their mother.

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Gloria Govan

Split from Matt Barnes Is Amicable

... 'We're Dope'

10/29/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
102814_gloria_govan_launch"Basketball Wives" star Gloria Govan says a reconciliation with L.A. Clippers star Matt Barnes is NOT out of the question ... telling TMZ Sports the split with her estranged hubby is "definitely amicable."

We broke the story ... Matt separated from Gloria earlier this summer with sources telling us "trust issues" played a part in the split So far, neither Matt nor Gloria have filed for divorce. 

Now, Gloria tells us the two are still on pretty good terms -- "we're dope" -- and says they're working together extremely well to co-parent their twin boys. 

It's an interesting turn of events ... considering Gloria is being sued for allegedly forging Matt's name on official documents to take out a secret $150k loan. 

Gloria also says she expects to get together with Matt this weekend to help the kids celebrate Halloween. 

Stay tuned ..

Draya Michele's Ex-BF

I Want Our

Sex Tape Back!

10/26/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Draya Michele's ex-BF claims they made a sex tape ... and now he's suing to get it back -- because he's worried their skin flick will go public.

TMZ has learned a video is being shopped around to the big porn companies ... featuring a woman who looks a lot like the "Basketball Wives" star -- and her ex, David Miranda.

Miranda filed suit in NY small claims court ... for loss of "private documents."  David tells us the private "doc" in question is actually a sex tape.

David says he and Draya were banging from Jan. 2011 to Sept. 2013 ... and have videos meant for their eyes only -- and now he's upset someone is pimping it.

Miranda blames Draya for the alleged footage ending up in the wrong hands.

We reached out to Draya ... her rep had no comment.

Dallas Cowboys Star

SEX GOD

... Says Super Hot GF

10/24/2014 7:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
102414_draya_michele_launchDallas Cowboys star Orlando Scandrick isn't just killin' it on the field ... he's killin' it in the bedroom too ... so says his super hot GF Draya Michele

The "Basketball Wives L.A." star was leaving an event at the Mondrian -- in a super tight, super revealing dress -- when we asked if she takes any credit for the incredible season Orlando is having.  
Ya gotta hear what Draya says -- pretty funny. 

FYI -- the Cowboys are 5-0 with Scandrick on the field this season ... and he's on track to make the Pro Bowl in Hawaii.

Even if he doesn't, it's clear this dude will have no trouble gettin' lei'd.

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Matt Barnes & Gloria

Will Get Back Together

... Says Gloria's Sister

10/17/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
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Don't put a fork in Matt Barnes and Gloria Govan's marriage just yet ... 'CAUSE IT AIN'T OVER ... so says Gloria's sister Laura Govan -- who knows what it's like to be in a relationship with an NBA star. 

Laura -- who has 4 kids with NBA star Gilbert Arenas -- was out in Calabasas when our photog asked if there was chance her sister would ever reconcile with Matt now that they've separated. 

Peep the video -- it's clear Laura's a "glass half full" type of gal ... and explains why there's no doubt they'll be one happy couple again in no time.

NBA Star Matt Barnes

Separated from Gloria Govan

... 'Trust Issues'

10/14/2014 7:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details
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L.A. Clippers star Matt Barnes has separated from his reality star wife Gloria Govan ... TMZ Sports has learned -- and sources close to the couple tell us it's all over "trust issues."

Barnes and Govan were married back in 2012 -- and have 5-year-old twin boys together. 

Sources connected to the couple tell us Matt and "Basketball Wives: LA" star Gloria have been separated for about 6 weeks. 

We're told they're still technically living in the same house -- but it's just temporary and it's just a matter of time before one of them moves out and they start the divorce process. 

Maybe one of the biggest signs things were going south ... Matt hasn't posted a picture of Gloria on Instagram in months. And we haven't been able to find a picture of Gloria wearing her wedding ring since late-August.

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