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Red Sox Owner

I'M NOT MAD AT JOHNNY DAMON

... 'Nothing But Respect'

1/13/2015 12:47 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0113_John-Henry_johnny_damon_getty_2Boston Red Sox owner John Henry tells TMZ Sports ... he's got NO GRUDGE against Johnny Damon for leaving the team for the Yanks back in 2005 ... despite Johnny suggesting there was lingering beef between the two. 

As we previously reported, Damon told Donald Trump he didn't hit up Henry for a donation during a fundraising task on this week's "Celebrity Apprentice" because they weren't exactly on speaking terms after the whole contract situation from '05. 

But Henry tells us he has absolutely NO ill will toward Damon -- saying, "I have nothing but respect personally for Johnny."

Henry continued, "He accomplished a great deal in Boston and will always be welcome at Fenway."

So, seems Trump was right ... maybe Johnny shoulda hit Henry up for a donation after all.

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Terrell Owens

FIRED FROM 'CELEB APPRENTICE'

... I Deserved It

1/13/2015 7:14 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

011315_terrell_owens_launchTerrell Owens got the boot from "Celebrity Apprentice" last night ... but he didn't get the wrath of The Donald -- he got one of the nicest sackings in the history of the show.  

T.O. -- along with Johnny Damon and Ian Ziering -- were called into the boardroom after losing a fundraiser in which the gang had to sell wedding dresses.  

But Owens didn't go nuts when Ian called him out for raising the least amount of money -- instead, T.O. owned up to the failure and essentially called on Trump to give him the axe. 

Trump obliged.

Keshia Knight Pulliam

Radio Silent with Cosby for Years

1/5/2015 6:49 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

010515_celeb_apprentice_launchBill Cosby was the elephant in the room for the season premiere of "Celebrity Apprentice" ... where Keshia Knight Pulliam revealed she has had virtually no contact with the comedian for 5 years.

The episode was filmed way before the latest round of allegations surfaced against Cosby, but years after a female employee at Temple University sued him for sexual assault.

Cosby became the focus of the episode because Pulliam refused to hit him up for a donation as part of the show's challenge. Pulliam was called on the carpet by Donald Trump for not making the call.

Pulliam explained her decision not to reach out to her TV dad ... saying she hadn't spoken to him in years. 

But she tweeted Monday, insinuating the silence between them has nothing to do with sexual assault allegations, saying, "That's just not the man I know, so I can't speak to it."

In the end, Trump fired her.

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Omarosa

Hey, Trump ... Lay Off Obama!

You Don't Know JACK About Ferguson

11/25/2014 4:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Omarosa Manigault is ripping her old boss Donald Trump ... saying he's talking out of his ass when he blames President Obama for the Ferguson riots -- and Trump has no clue what's really happening there.

Omarosa -- a veteran of 3 seasons of "The Apprentice" -- tells TMZ Trump is entitled to his opinion ... but claims he's making up facts when he says Obama's weak leadership is responsible for America's racial divide.

Trump tweeted ... Obama has "no control (or respect) over the African-American community" -- and blamed him for blacks doing "so poorly" under his presidency.

Omarosa tells us ... she thinks Trump is full of BS, and claims she personally spent time in Ferguson working alongside White House personnel sent by the President to deal with the crisis.

She also says Trump is the one who's making things worse because -- "With tensions high in our community we don't need more divisiveness! And the Obama bashing is getting a bit redundant."

So much for that 4th go-round on 'Apprentice.'

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Herschel Walker

I've Got a GREAT Joan Rivers Story

9/4/2014 1:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0904_herschel-walker_joan_rivers_gettyJoan Rivers made one hell of an impression on her former "Celebrity Apprentice" co-star Herschel Walker ... who just told us a story about Joan that's pretty awesome.

First off, Walker says Rivers was one of the nicest people he'd ever met -- and says he's "very depressed" after learning about her passing. 

"I didn’t know much about Joan before 'Apprentice' besides the fact she's a comedian -- but she’s much more than that. She taught me a lot. She's an amazing person."

Now for the story ... Walker says," After 'Celebrity Apprentice,' she asked for my mom’s address. Then, she sent my mom a letter saying how I was such a nice man and sent her a charm necklace by the Joan Rivers collection."

How cool is that?! 

"So, unexpected and kind of her," Walker tells us. 

R.I.P.

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Terrell Owens

I Should Be the First Black Bachelor!

4/7/2014 3:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Terrell Owens says he's ready to do "bigger and better things with his life" -- and step one is becoming first black "Bachelor" so he can score his "special someone."

Owens was doing a video session on "Hang w/" alongside “Celebrity Apprentice” co-stars Ian Ziering and Lorenzo Lamas ... who both suggested T.O. could be the perfect man for the ABC show. 

"You heard that? From two white guys! I should be 'The Bachelor!' Holla back!" 

Ya gotta watch Terrell sell himself as a the ultimate catch -- "I'm a guy of good taste, quality ... I've had my share of women, so to speak."

One of those women is Rachel Snider -- who's currently in a nasty divorce with T.O. after a Kardashian-esque two week marriage. 

Still, Owens swears he's ready to commit to the right woman ... a woman he hopes to find on a show featuring people that crave attention even more than he does. 

Why not give the man a shot? He can’t do any worse than Juan Pablo.

Mark Cuban

Trump Can't Afford Buffalo Bills Alone

Donald Fires Back HARD

4/5/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0404_mark_cuban_donald_trump_bills_gettyMark Cuban tells TMZ Sports he does NOT believe Donald Trump can afford to purchase the Buffalo Bills all by himself ... a statement that Trump says is DEAD WRONG. 

Trump also says Cuban's a "lightweight whose net worth is a fraction of mine" ... and claims he has first-hand knowledge that Mark sucks at golf.

Here's how it all began ... we reached out to Mark (who owns the NBA's Dallas Mavericks) to get his thoughts about Trump's interest in buying the Bills. 

His response: "He cant afford them by himself. So it would be interesting to see what group he put together to buy them. It would make things interesting."

Donald, to put it lightly, disagreed ... and fired back hard at the insinuation his bank account couldn't handle the purchase. 

"Mark Cuban is a lightweight whose net worth is a fraction of mine. He was rejected by baseball and probably plenty of others! By the way, I watched him play golf and he is a total non-athlete – zero clubhead speed. He lives vicariously through his basketball players."

Trump added, "By the way, the Dallas Mavericks deal is syndicated and his partners have been fighting him over poor management. While the Bills deal would be easily handled by me, if I chose to do it, almost all sports deals are syndicated." 

Sounds like fightin' words to us.  

 

Donald Trump

I'll CONSIDER Buying the Buffalo Bills

4/1/2014 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Donald Trump Buffalo BillsThe Buffalo Bills could have a new owner -- one Donald J. Trump -- who says he's been contacted about buying a piece of the team and will "take a look at it."

Trump was on WBEN radio in Buffalo, NY when they asked him about taking over the NFL team now that longtime owner Ralph Wilson has passed away. 

"People have actually talked to me about the Bills. I mean, the group of people called me -- would I be interested in investing, and I'll take a look at it. I mean, I look at a lot of things. I'll take a look at it."

When asked if he would move the team out of Buffalo, Trump said ... "If it were me I'd keep the team in Buffalo. I think it's something that is really vital to the area. It would be catastrophic, in my opinion, if Buffalo lost the Buffalo Bills."

Terrell Owens

I'm PUMPED About 'Apprentice'

... But I'm Still NFL-Ready

3/20/2014 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Terrell Owens tells TMZ Sports he's "excited" about his shot to impress Donald Trump on "Celebrity Apprentice" -- but wants everyone to know he's still READY TO GO if an NFL team comes calling. 

T.O. was in NYC yesterday getting ready to meet with producers --  when he told us the money he raises on the NBC show will go toward the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. 

But the 40-year-old says he still hasn't given up on playing pro football -- telling us he was "on the field" training earlier this week ... just in case.  

Owens hasn't been with an NFL team since 2012, when he spent some time with the Seahawks -- but "Apprentice" has been know to jump start seemingly dead careers. 

Think Owens has a shot at a comeback?

'Celebrity Apprentice'

Geraldo, Kate, Brandi, Kenya and Keshia

Joining the Cast

3/14/2014 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Celebrity Apprentice" is still weeks away from announcing its latest contestants, but TMZ spies have come through again ... with a list of celebs who will be duking it out this season.

TMZ has learned Geraldo Rivera and former "Cosby Show" star Keshia Knight Pulliam are among the cast members for the upcoming season.

In addition, our spies say two "Real Housewives" -- Brandi Glanville from Bev Hills and Kenya Moore from Atlanta -- will also be doing the show. 

Kate Gosselin's name has been rumored for a while now ... and TMZ can confirm she'll be trying to get on Donald Trump's good side as well.

"Celebrity Apprentice" is still a ratings force on Sunday nights and has helped re-launch the careers of Joan Rivers, Arsenio Hall, Trace Adkins and Piers Morgan.

Wait, maybe not that last one ...

Terrell Owens

I'M GONNA BE ON 'CELEBRITY APPRENTICE!!!

3/14/2014 10:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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He's already been axed by the Cowboys, Eagles & Bengals .. but now Terrell Owens is gonna have a chance to be FIRED BY DONALD TRUMP ... 'cause he's gonna be on "Celebrity Apprentice," TMZ Sports has learned. 

Sources tell us ... T.O. is all set to appear on the 14th Season of Trump's mega-hit show on NBC. 

And it's not just for the paycheck, now that Owens is on board, he's got a HUGE opportunity to blow up his post-NFL career ... just like Joan Rivers, Clay Aiken and Arsenio Hall who all enjoyed a serious resurgence of fame after appearing on the show, which is #1 on Sunday nights.  

But Owens may not be the only jock on the show ... we're told tennis superstar Martina Navratilova is in talks with producers and really wants to do it ... but isn't a lock yet. 

Stay tuned ...

Judge to Omarosa's Mom

Nut Up!!

Claudia Jordan's No Threat

7/8/2013 4:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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's mom got shut down in court -- a judge slammed the door on her attempt to get a restraining order against ex-"Celebrity Apprentice" star Claudia Jordan ... for now.

Theresa Manigault filed her request for the restraining order last week ... just a few days after she and Claudia got into the most ridiculous, and childish fight ever on the BET Awards red carpet.

TMZ broke the story ... Claudia claimed Omarosa's 65-year-old mother punched her in the arm -- while Omarosa claimed Claudia's the one who shoved her mom.

In her court filing, mama Manigault describes the incident this way: "She started to use profanity at me. As I was walking the carpet, she began to be physically aggressive" ... and used "her shoulder to try to knock me off balance."

Mortal combat, right?

Clearly, the judge didn't see any immediate threat because according to the documents ... Mom's request to keep Claudia 20 yards away was denied.

Omarosa's mother will get a chance to restate her case during a hearing on July 24.

'Celebrity Apprentice' Alum

Omarosa's Mom Just

Punched Me

7/1/2013 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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'Celebrity Apprentice' alum Claudia Jordan says Omarosa's mother assaulted her moments ago at the BET Awards ... and claims she has filed a police report, TMZ has learned.

We're told the alleged attack went down at L.A. Live while Claudia was walking the red carpet.

Our sources at the awards show say, Claudia and Omarosa got into a heated verbal exchange -- after Omarosa allegedly called Claudia a "stupid b***h."

The verbal blows didn't stop ... so we're told when Omarosa's mom overheard it ... she walked by and punched Claudia in the arm. We're told event security then rushed in to break the women up and prevented the incident from escalating further.

Claudia then tweeted, "Wow, that awkward moment when you're assaulted on the red carpet."

But Omarosa tells TMZ ... Claudia started it by pushing her 65-year-old mother. And Omarosa says her mom filed her own police report for assault against Claudia. She says, “I am deeply saddened by Claudia Jordan actions at the BET Awards. After all that my family and I been through this year. She should show at least an ounce of decency and respect “

FYI -- Claudia and Omarosa were on "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" together ... and have been known to bash each other in the media.

Specifically Omarosa claims Claudia took pics at Michael Clarke Duncan's funeral (Omarosa's former fiance) which pissed her off. Claudia, in turn, ripped Omarosa, saying she was using the funeral as a press opportunity. 

Happy BET Awards everyone.

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