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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.

Jay-Z, Beyonce & Bono Rocking Dinner Party in Nice ... C'est La Vie!

7/18/2018 9:45 AM PDT

The closest thing to a Bono-Jay-Z-Beyonce collaboration went down in Nice, France with the help of a backing band that strolled up to their dinner table ... and it was all recorded by Beyonce's mom, Tina.

Jay and Bey wrapped the first leg of their On the Run II tour in the south of France and, during dinner with the U2 frontman, family and friends ... they got serenaded by a band at the restaurant.

Ya gotta hand it to the band for its rendition of Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl" because it got Bono and co. dancing along. Beyonce was a little camera shy.

Tina patted herself on the back for the footage, calling herself the "mamarazzi."

Spud Webb Dominates Blackjack Tourney ... Donates $5k to Charity

7/12/2018 12:00 PM PDT
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Spud Webb wiped the casino floor with a bunch of sports stars in a blackjack tourney Wednesday night -- but the best part ... all of his winnings are going to charity. 

The ex-NBA star took on guys like Clinton Portis, Santana Moss, Ron Harper and Dr. J at the grand opening of the Live! Casino and Hotel in Maryland. 

Webb was the last (and shortest) man standing when all the cards fell ... winning the $5,000 grand prize, which he donated to the Boys & Girls Club. 

The whole thing was pretty cool ... and Dr. J even roasted his pal, Ron Harper, with a funny golf story. 

Also ... and this is important (looking at you, Charles Oakley) ... no one was arrested for trying to change their bet after losing a hand. 

Ronda Rousey Cormier's the Best UFC Fighter ... At Least 'Right Now'

7/10/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ronda Rousey stopped short of giving Daniel Cormier G.O.A.T. status -- but tells TMZ Sports the UFC's new "champ-champ" is definitely the best in the game "right now."

The newly inducted UFC Hall of Famer was at LAX on Monday where we asked if DC's victory over Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 cements him as the best to ever step in the Octagon. 

"I think right now, yeah," Ronda said ... emphasizing the words "right now."

"He's the best in the game right now."

Don't get it twisted -- there was no disrespect ... in fact, Ronda praised Cormier for all of his accomplishments. She considers him a friend. Nothing but love. 

Ronda's also friends with Brock Lesnar -- and says she's NOT looking forward to the Cormier vs. Lesnar superfight, because it'll tear her up inside!

"That one will be hard to watch ... I hate watching friends of mine fight!"

UFC 226 Guy Who Shoved Lesnar Threatens More Violence!

7/9/2018 4:50 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The dude who shoved Brock Lesnar at UFC 226 says he ain't done with the WWE monster just yet ... and now he's threatening EVEN MORE violence! 

Okay, backstory ... remember when Brock shoved DC in the Octagon after Cormier beat Stipe Miocic

If you watch closely, you can see a guy from Cormier's camp step in and PUSH Brock in retaliation -- actually knocking the ex-UFC champ off-balance. 

That dude is Cormier's 5'3"-ish boxing coach, Rosendo Sanchez -- and we called the guy up to ask one very important question ... WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?! 

Sanchez says it was all about having his friend's back -- and when he saw Brock attack Cormier, "I'm like, 'F*ck it, I'm going in!'" 

Rosendo wasn't done with the trash talking there ... telling us that when Cormier finally gets in the Octagon with Lesnar for real, it ain't gonna be pretty. 

"Watch the f*ck out, 'cause we're whooping your ass."

Bella Hadid No, I Didn't Bang Drake ... Not Me on 'Scorpion'

6/29/2018 2:48 PM PDT

Bella Hadid isn't the chick Drake raps about hooking up with on his new album ... the two are close friends, and that's it.

Drizzy fans jumped all over the track "Finesse" Friday, trying to figure out the identity of the woman he's rapping about in the following verses:

"Should I do New York? I can't decide. Fashion week is more your thing than mine."

"You and your sister. Too hot to handle."

Bella quickly became suspect #1 ... and the Internet took off with that as fact. However, Bella's speaking up and saying flat-out the chick ain't her.

Hadid just replied to some trolls, saying, "Not me!!! that's disrespectful. WHY CANT PPL BE FRIENDS W/o all the insinuation."

One suspect ruled out ... and a ton more to go. 

Dennis Rodman Kim Jong-un Got Rejected ... By Michael Jordan

6/23/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Before Kim Jong-un met Dennis Rodman in North Korea -- he reached out to Michael Jordan, but got shot down by His Airness ... this according to Rodman himself. 

The Worm appeared on "TMZ Live" and said the first time he met Kim Jong-un was in 2013 on a basketball trip with the Harlem Globetrotters. 

During the trip, Rodman says Kim Jong-un's people invited him to meet with the North Korean leader and they hit it off ... and became friends.  

But Rodman says he wasn't Kim's first choice -- revealing, "Basically, he asked Michael Jordan first and Michael Jordan said, 'No.' So then he asked about me and I said, 'Yes.' That's how it all started."

Turns out, Kim Jong-un is a huge fan of the legendary Chicago Bulls teams of the '90s!

So, why did Rodman -- who's now working as a consultant for AnyTickets.com -- accept the invite? His explanation is actually pretty interesting. 

By the way Rodman tells us his new ticket venture isn't just about going to sporting events and concerts, some of the profits will be donated to charity. 

Shaq Me And Barkley Are Just Like Our Moms They Were Frenemies Too!!

5/17/2018 12:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Shaq and Charles Barkley's love/hate relationship is actually in it's second generation ... that's according to The Diesel, who says their mamas were friends and used to fight the exact same way.

Chuck and Shaq get into HEATED arguments on "Inside The NBA" -- like, really bad ones -- leading some people to speculate whether the guys really like each other when the cameras are off.

Adam Glyn got Shaq out in NYC and asked if there was actual bad blood between the two men, and not only did O'Neal say it was all love, he said the way they treat each other was learned.

"His mom and my mom were best friends, and they used to have the same type of relationship. Funniest thing ever."

Barkley's mom, Charcey, sadly passed away back in 2015, but we're guessing all her arguments with O'Neal's mom never got as bad as it did for the guys back in the day.

But we can't be sure. 

Cowboys' Bo Scarbrough To Ezekiel Elliott: Take Me Under Your Wing, Bro!

5/8/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Dallas Cowboys rookie RB Bo Scarbrough has a message for Ezekiel Elliott -- HELP ME HELP YOU!! 

The ex-Bama star was a 7th round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft -- and knows he ain't taking Zeke's starting job. 

Instead, he wants to be the best #2 back in the league -- and hopes Zeke's down to help him get that spot. 

"Man, I just hope Zeke ... help your boy out," Scarbrough told TMZ Sports

"We coming in, work together. We trying to win, we trying to be the best duo that ever came through in NFL history."

Scarbrough has all the tools to be a stud in the league -- he's 6'1", 228 lbs and ran a blazing 4.52 in the 40-yard dash at the combine, the 6th fastest time for a running back. 

And get this ... Scarbrough spotted Terrell Owens at LAX, and it turns out they already know each other because Bo was just working out with T.O. and Julio Jones just a few days ago! 

In fact, Owens even dished out some advice for Scarbrough on how to make it in the NFL. 

That's Hall of Fame advice, Bo ... better listen up! 

Wayne Brady Friend-Zoned Guy Screwed Himself On 'Let's Make a Deal'

5/3/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Wayne Brady says the guy who got slammed into the friend-zone on "Let's Make A Deal" only has himself to blame ... 'cause he should've nailed down his relationship status before the show.

We got Wayne outside K Bakery in Pacific Palisades Wednesday, and he swore the brutal-to-watch diss -- which has gone viral -- was painfully real. If ya missed it ... contestants Steve and Jessie dressed in matching '70s prom outfits, prompting Wayne to ask how long they'd been together.

It all went downhill from there. 

Wayne says he feels bad for Steve, but it's clear the guy missed some important social cues.

Steve and Jessie ultimately won a trip to Mexico on the show. As far as he knows, the trip's still a go ... but Wayne says it's not clear if it's gonna be booked for one or two.

Kanye West Dropping 2 New Albums ... One With Kid Cudi

4/19/2018 12:55 PM PDT

Kanye West just revealed he's got new music on the way ... but isn't just stopping with one album, he'll drop TWO. 

'Ye took to Twitter Thursday to announce his current untitled album with 7 songs will be released June 1. He's also got a project with Kid Cudi that will drop June 8.

West revealed he and Cudi will go by the group name Kids See Ghost.

The two were seen in L.A. months ago leaving the studio together, so you gotta imagine a ton of hours have been spent on the new release.

SZA Coachella Collab with Cardi B ... Yeah, That'd be Gnarly!!!

4/13/2018 6:54 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

SZA's stoked to take the stage with Cardi B at Coachella ... IF that's the plan, but she's not even trying to hide her excitement over the possibility.

The red-hot singer was leaving Nas' restaurant, Sweet Chick, Thursday in L.A. when she told us it would be an honor to perform with Cardi at the festival, but she can't give away secrets.

It would totally make sense ... SZA's featured on Cardi's new album, "Invasion of Privacy," on the track "I Do" -- and they're both already on the Coachella lineup. Somebody's gotta make it happen!

We also asked her about Cardi's brewing beef with Nicki Minaj over their "Motorsport" collab.

If ya missed it ... Cardi insinuated Nicki tried to one-up her, and Nicki claims Cardi and Migos bullied her into making changes to her verses.

SZA's take? Don't believe the hype.

Kim & Kourtney Peace Out! Mission Khloe Accomplished

4/12/2018 4:45 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Part of Khloe Kardashian's backup team is pulling outta town, now that she's successfully birthed her baby girl.

Kim and Kourtney Kardashian boarded their private jet Thursday afternoon in Cleveland, heading back to Los Angeles. The sisters, along with Kris Jenner and Khloe's pal, Malika Haqq all jetted to the expectant mom's side on Wednesday.

They weren't there just for the birth, but to support her through Tristan Thompson's cheating scandal. Despite the videos of him making out, motorboating and hanging at his hotel with multiple other women -- Tristan was in the delivery room.

Kourt and Kim must be satisfied Khloe's gonna be alright, since they're now L.A.-bound.

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