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Boyz II Men

Date War

3/20/2014 10:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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LET THE GAMES BEGIN -- the men on the new season of "The Bachelorette" are already competing hard for the affections of sexy attorney Andi Dorfman ... and somehow, Boyz II Men got dragged into the fray.

Spoiler alert -- sources tell TMZ, Andi and her suitors were out in Santa Barbara Wednesday for their third group date ... when they arrived at an outdoor Boyz II Men show ... and took over the stage.

It was all obviously a set-up for the show, but it still looked like a blast. We're told the bachelors were split into two groups -- one in khaki blazers and one in blue cardigans -- and they each sang their own renditions of "I'll Make Love to You."

We're told the guy in the foreground (on the left) had the best voice.

And Andi ... looked hot.

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Aaron Rodgers

I've Learned My Lesson on Making Bets

2/1/2014 11:36 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Bad news for anyone hoping to make a bet with a guy who doesn't pay up ... 'cause Aaron Rodgers says his days of making friendly wagers on football games are officially OVER.

The Green Bay Packers QB was leaving Benjamin Steak House in NYC (he likes his steak "medium" btw) ... when we asked him if was planning to take any "friendly" action on the Super Bowl.

You know ... like the jersey bet he made with the guys from Boyz II Men last season (Aaron lost the best but refused to wear a 49ers jersey, as he had agreed to do ... cluck cluck cluck).

But last night, Aaron shut down the idea of making any more bets on football EVER AGAIN.

As for Boyz II Men, the guys told us they forgive Rodgers for bailing on the bet ... but they will never forget.

Boyz II Men

We've Come to the End of the Road

... For Your Movie Title

1/27/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0124-boys-to-men-movieBoyz II Men are on bended knee asking a filmmaker to change the title of his new movie "Boys 2 Men" ... and if he refuses, the group says they're going to court.

Reps for Boyz fired off a letter to the movie makers this week saying they never gave permission to use the name ... so they're ready to pull out the heavy artillery against the filmmaker, as well as any theater or website that runs the flick.

The writer/director for "Boys 2 Men" tells TMZ ... they will not change the title of the movie unless they're boxed in a legal corner ... and so far they don't think they are.

A, B, C ... BBD.

Boyz II Men

We Forgive Aaron Rogers for Being a Chicken

12/28/2013 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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is officially ready to let bygones be bygones with habitual bet dodger Aaron Rogers ... but they'll NEVER make another friendly wager with the chicken QB ever again.

Wanya Morris -- 1/3 of the R&B trio -- tells TMZ Sports ... both sides have worked out their issues after Rodgers refused to sport a 49ers jersey when he lost a friendly wager to the guys back in 2012.

In case you forgot, Rodgers had initially agreed to wear the jersey IF the Pack lost to SF last year ... but when GB was defeated, Rodgers chickened out like he worked at Foster Farms.

But Morris tells us it's all in the past now ... explaining the group told Rogers he's forgiven 'cause "it's all good, life is life."

Of course, Rodgers went on to back out of ANOTHER challenge ... when he said he'd pay a year's salary to a Twitter follower if Ryan Braun ever tested positive for PEDs.

Cluck. Cluck.

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Aaron Rodgers

LOSES Bet

Probably Won't Pay Up ... Again

7/23/2013 2:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0723_rodgers_braun_gettyAaron Rodgers -- NFL star and habitual bet weaseler-outer -- has LOST another major wager after famously betting his salary that Ryan Braun was PED-free ... but he probably won't pay up, 'cause that would be wayyyyyy out of character.

You may remember back in February, the Green Bay QB went to Twitter to defend his friend Braun against widespread allegations the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder was juicing.

One fan challenged Rodgers, saying, “you really believe he (Braun) didn’t you (sic) PED’s???”
And Rodgers responded: “ya, I’d put my salary next year on it.”

Well, now that Braun's basically copped to doping ... Rodgers is officially a LOSER ... and should have to pay the guy his 2013 salary -- $4.5 MILLION.

But as we all know, Rodgers has a history of not paying off his bets -- starting with the wager he made with Boyz II Men back in 2012 ... that the Pack would beat the 9ers in the season opener.

The Pack lost that game ... and Rodgers was supposed to wear a 49ers jersey. But he chickened out ... cause he's a great big, feathery CHICKEN.

So, just to recap .... Aaron Rodgers is 0 for 2 when it comes to paying up ... or to put it in language he would understand, "cluck cluck cluck cluck."

Aaron Rodgers

HITS THE CLUBS

... Still a Sore Loser

7/10/2013 10:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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071013_aaron_rogers_launchGreen Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers hit up the Hollywood club scene last night ... rollin' into Bootsy Bellows on the Sunset Strip ... but it's clear, he's still bitter over the infamous 2012 jersey bet.

Let us refresh your memory -- right at the beginning of the '12 season, Rodgers made a friendly wager with one of the guys from Boyz II Men ... that if the Packers lost to the 49ers, he'd have to wear a SF jersey.

The Pack lost -- and Rodgers TOTALLY WEASELED OUT OF THE BET LIKE A CHUMP!!!!

Anyway, we called him out on the b*tch move for months ... and when we ran into him in L.A. last night, it was clear ... dude still holds a grudge.

Whatever, we're still taking him #1 in our fantasy draft.

Boyz II Men Singer

Aaron Rodgers Got Robbed

... The NFL Is DOOMED

9/26/2012 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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singer Shawn Stockman -- aka Aaron Rodgers' betting buddy -- feels the NFL is heading down a dangerous path with these crappy replacement refs ... and Commissioner Roger Goodell better halt the runaway train ASAP, or else.

Stockman says he hasn't spoken to Rodgers since last night's catastrophe against the Seahawks -- but tells us, "He got robbed. It's horrible. They really need to do something about these officials. It's ridiculous. It's really bad now."

Stockman says Goodell better settle the referee dispute asap ... because once the playoffs roll around "these are gonna be crucial games that these really inexperienced officials are going to have to regulate."

Check out the clip ... Stockman sends a shout out to Rodgers -- who, by the way, STILL hasn't paid off that 49ers jersey bet.

Just sayin'.

Aaron Rodgers

I'm a Giant Chicken

... Sandwich

9/20/2012 2:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0920-aaron-rodgers-chicken-gettyIf the guys from Boyz II Men are still hungry for justice ... they can finally take a bite out of Aaron Rodgers at their L.A. concert tonight ... where a food vendor is serving up an item in his honor ... a big, fat chicken sandwich.

B2M has a show at the L.A. County Fair in Pomona ... and to remind the group that Rodgers is still refusing to wear the 49ers jersey he's obligated to sport after losing a friendly bet in Week 1 ... a sports bar at the fairgrounds called Finish Line Sports is serving a special Aaron Rodgers Cry Baby Chicken Club.

The bar owner tells us each ARCBCC will be served on San Francisco sourdough bread ... with 49er fries on the side.

For the record, Rodgers acknowledged making the bet ... tried to weasel out of paying up ... and is now hoping everyone will simply forget it ever happened.

Never forget.

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Boyz II Men Singer

We'll Find a Way to

Make Aaron Rodgers Pay!

9/18/2012 3:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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 singer Shawn Stockman is refusing to let Aaron Rodgers off the hook -- telling TMZ, the band plans to come up with an alternative solution for the NFL star to satisfy his debt if he continues to duck out of the jersey bet.

As we reported, Rodgers has publicly wussed out of his bet with Boyz II Men, in which the Packers QB agreed to wear a 49ers jersey if he lost to the Red and Gold at Lambeau last week ... which he did.

Stockman called the wager a "friendly all-in-fun bet" -- but said if Rodgers continues to refuse to fulfill his end of the deal, the band will come up with another way for Rodgers to pay his debt.

It might not entail a Niners jersey -- but it sure as hell won't be easy either.

Ronnie Lott

Aaron Rodgers Should 'Man Up' ... Wear 49ers Jersey!

9/14/2012 8:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0914-ronnie-lott-aaron-rodgers-gettyGreen Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers needs to "man up" and stop trying to weasel out of the bet he made with Boyz II Men ... this according to NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott.

Lott is no stranger to friendly wagers -- the 49ers legend tells us he used to make similar fun bets with Huey Lewis back in his playing days ... and would always HONOR them when he lost.

And since Aaron lost his bet with B2M -- and should have to wear an Alex Smith 49ers jersey -- Lott tells us the QB needs to pay up soon ... or else it could haunt him later in the season.

“I have a feeling it will bother him the next time he plays the Niners. If they meet again this season, it will bother him.” SF and GB aren't scheduled to play against each other during the regular season -- but many expect them to face off in the NFC Championship game.

Lott tells us he wouldn't be surprised if Boyz II Men gave Rodgers a shot at a "double-or-nothing" bet later this year to clear his debt.

Still , Lott says, "This is not over ... you know it's not over."

Aaron Rodgers

Yeah, I Made That Bet ...      But I'm Totally

WUSSING OUT!

9/11/2012 3:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0911-aaron-rodgers-gettyAaron Rodgers doesn't seem to understand the way bets work -- because even though he LOST a wager to Boyz II Men ... he's now trying to weasel his way out of paying up ... by throwing TMZ under the bus.

We broke the story ... the Green Bay Packers star agreed to a friendly bet with the guys from Boyz II Men -- if he lost to the 49ers, he had to wear an Alex Smith jersey the following week.

Well, the Pack lost ... and Boyz II Men told us they were confident the NFL star would hold up his end of the bargain.

But earlier today, Rodgers addressed the media -- and when he was asked about the wager, he sounded like a man trying to get out of donning his rival's jersey.

"There's nothing to that," Rodgers said ... adding, "That got blown way out of proportion."



Still, Rodgers DID acknowledge a bet was made ... saying, "It was at best a joke between friends, and, unfortunately, the great reporting of TMZ blew another one."

What did we blow? You made a bet ... you lost ... now you're not living up to it.

In fact, check out the tweet Boyz II Men posted in the final minutes of Sunday's game ... which reads, "Pressing the jersey now!"

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Aaron, if anybody blew it ... it was you.

Boyz II Men

Aaron Rodgers WILL Pay

... But it Could Take A While

9/10/2012 5:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Aaron Rodgers has a date with a 49ers jersey after losing a bet with the guys from Boyz II Men ... but the singers tell TMZ, they're willing to give him some time to prepare himself to pay up.

Singer Nathan Morris tells us, “Green Bay has another huge game [against the Bears] in 3 days so ... we understand where his head is, so I know he's focusing on that game.”

According to Nathan, Aaron promised to post the pic of himself wearing a 49ers jersey on his Twitter account if he lost against San Francisco ... which he did yesterday ... 30-22.

Nathan -- the biggest 49ers fan in the group -- is confident Aaron will hold up his end of the bargain, telling us, "Aaron might be one of the classiest guys we know.”

Tick tock, Aaron.

Aaron Rodgers

Packers QB Could End Up

In 49ers Uniform on Monday

9/8/2012 2:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0907_aaron_rodgers_getty Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has agreed to a deal that could land him in a 49ers jersey on Monday morning ... and it's all thanks to the guys from Boyz II Men.

TMZ has learned ... Rodgers and the R&B legends are actually friends ... and recently, Aaron asked the guys if they would sing the National Anthem at the season opener at Lambeau Field on Sunday.

But before the guys would agree to sing, Nathan Morris (the guy with the deep voice) had one MAJOR demand.

Turns out, Morris is a bigtime 49ers fan ... and proposed a friendly bet to the QB -- if SF wins, Rodgers MUST WEAR an Alex Smith 49ers jersey for the remainder of the week.

If GB wins, Morris has agreed to wear a Rodgers jersey.

A rep for the band confirms ... Aaron accepted the challenge and Boyz II Men agreed to perform at the game.

The stakes are pretty damn high for Rodgers -- considering SF passed on Aaron in the 2005 NFL Draft so they could pick up Alex Smith.

Plus, the Niners and the Pack are both considered NFC favorites this season.

So, we gotta ask ...

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