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NFL's Mike Tolbert Pays Car Shop $3,900 In Coins Cops Called In Bill Dispute (Update)

9/28/2016 6:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0928-mike-tolbert-getty-02update_graphic_red_bar8:00 AM PT -- TMZ Sports spoke with Tolbert who says he tried to pay with a check, but the shop said they would only take cash. 

So, he went to the bank and got the money ... in change. 

As for the dispute, Tolbert says he NEVER threatened anybody -- but says he firmly believes he was intentionally overcharged by more than $1,000 because he's an NFL player. 

Tolbert says his car still isn't running correctly and he'll be taking it to another shop for further repairs. 

One last thing ... Tolbert says the shop is slandering him -- and if they don't stop, he'll consider taking legal action. update-grey-gray-barHere's a jerk move -- Carolina Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert paid an auto shop $3,900 IN COINS after feuding with the owner over the price of a new motor.  

It all started when Tolbert went to Motion Lab Tuning to get some work done -- but MT says the place tried to rake him over the coals because "I'm a millionaire." He posted on Instagram calling the owner a crook. 

But the shop has now fired back in a Facebook post (likely written by the owner) -- claiming Mike was the real problem ... demanding free work because of his NFL status. 

The shop says the dispute got so intense, Mike and a friend threatened him -- so he called police and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD banned Tolbert from the property. 

However, that wasn't the end of the war ... the owner claims, "In a passive aggressive manner, [Tolbert] thought he would get the last laugh by paying in coins." 

"Pretty dumb really. All $3,900 in coins were easily identifiable as they came from a bank in boxes and perfectly counted out. I will say this, those coins will be taken in the boxes they came in and will be taken to a teller at BOA for deposit."

The worst part of the story -- the shop owner says, " I also have to break it to my son who is a fan of Mike Tolbert that he is a real scumbag that doesn't want to pay his bills."

[H/T Jalopnik]

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CM Punk Called Out By 'Howard Stern' Legend ... I'll Whoop Your Ass!!

9/27/2016 3:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

If CM Punk's looking for another MMA fight, there's already an opponent lining up -- Beetlejuice from "The Howard Stern show."

Beet was out in NYC where he explained why he'd bust Punk up worse than Mickey Gall. 

In fact, BJ also called out Brock Lesnar -- calling him a "fat f***" and saying "anybody could knock his ass out."

Good luck, Beet ... 

'Empire' Star 50 Cent Needs Hugs ... And a Shrink's Couch

9/27/2016 1:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Cookie's assistant on "Empire" proved she's got her back in real life too by taking a jab at 50 Cent's mental health ... on the heels of him trash talking Taraji P. Henson.

Ta'Rhonda Jones, who plays Porsha on the show, came on "TMZ Live" to talk about the new season ... and addressed Fiddy's repeated shots at "Empire." Her take on it was pretty awesome -- she went right after the rapper/TV producer and flat out called him a "weirdo."

Taraji already went back at 50 after he claimed "Empire" ratings were slipping -- but she was kinda gentle about it. High road. Ta'Rhonda, on the other hand, lit into him and then gave him some advice.

Rob Kardashian & Blac Chyna Breakup Leads to Fight with Sisters ... Kylie's Digits Leaked

9/27/2016 7:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0927-rob-kardashian-sisters-blac-chyna-baby-shower-TMZ-01Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna are seriously on the outs, and Kylie Jenner got caught in the cross fire when she planned a baby shower for Rob sans Chyna ... TMZ has learned. 

Sources close to the Kardashians tell us Rob got pissed at his sisters Monday -- especially Kylie -- for what he considered a slap in the face ... the Chyna-free shower they were throwing. We're told the sisters only planned separate his and hers showers because Rob and Chyna haven't been speaking for months. 

They briefly reunited for a dinner the night before their reality show premiered, but other than that ... they've been split.

Still, Rob was pissed when he learned BC wouldn't be at the shower -- so he skipped it, and dialed up some revenge by tweeting Kylie's phone number. Thing is ... we're told Chyna had agreed separate showers were best.

Rob wasn't told that until after the fact, and we're told he's still pissed. We're guessing Kylie will have to get that number changed.

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Beanie Sigel Knocked Out Backstage ... Meek's Homie Takes Credit

9/26/2016 2:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Meek Mill and The Game's beef claimed a new victim -- hip-hop legend Beanie Sigel, who got knocked the hell out ... apparently by a guy in Meek's crew.

TMZ got this video of Beanie laid out backstage ... shortly before he was getting onstage Saturday night for Diddy's Bad Boy Family concert in Philly. You can also see a guy getting dragged out of the area ... his name is Teefy Bey, and he's a member of Meek's Dreamchasers.

Teefy's copped to throwing the KO punch, and claims Beanie had to go down because he broke the "code of ethics on the street." He doesn't get more specific.

***WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE***

It's weird because Beanie rapped WITH Meek last week on his Game diss track, "Ooouuu." Of course, he's since claimed to have written the whole thing, including Meek's verses.

In any event, Beanie still managed to perform in Philly after the knockout, and took a thinly veiled shot at Meek and co.

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie The Prenup is Clear Splitting Properties No Biggie ... But Kids Will Be

9/26/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0923_bragelina_prenup_compositeBrad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are not going to have big financial issues, because they were only married for 2 years and they might have been expecting a divorce since day 1 ... 'cause they have a prenup spelling out exactly who gets what ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the couple tell us their prenuptial agreement is ironclad and details the specifics of their combined fortune ... a reported $400 mil.

Brangelina have 12 total properties together ... all of which they snatched up either before they were married or before they were even dating. 7 of those belong to Brad, 2 to Angie and 3 which they bought together prior to tying the knot in 2014.

It's unclear who exactly shelled out what for those 3 properties, which include a vineyard in France, a mansion in New Orleans and an apartment in NY ... but we're told the prenup makes divvying all that up simple. 

Rather than properties being an issue in the divorce, we're told CUSTODY of their kids will be where the war really plays out. 

As we reported ... Brad plans to fight for joint physical custody of their 6 children.

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Lil Wayne Bust Out the Receipts, Birdman ... It's Accounting Time!

9/26/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0923-birdman-taxed-fa-tmz-getty-02Lil Wayne just caught a major break in his legal war with Birdman ... a judge is forcing Baby to open his books to account for millions Weezy says he never saw.

Wayne had previously asked to see Birdman's financial records to find out how he burned through $70 mil they were supposed to split from a $100 million advance from Universal. 

As we reported ... Birdman's lawyers say they've already forked over more than 20,000 pages of docs to Wayne's legal team. But Wayne's attorneys claim those are useless, and they want a full-on money trail.

Here's the problem for Birdman -- his peeps over at Cash Money weren't keeping very good track of those records ... for 2 whole years. Birdman's lawyer shrugged it off this way ... "It is what it is."

That excuse didn't fly with the judge ... who gave Birdman 30 days to find those records, or get the right person who knows where they are and get 'em to Wayne.

Sounds like he should've listened to Wayne, and held onto his receipts.

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Lindsay Lohan Egor Fires Back ... I Brought Home the Bacon, Not Her!

9/26/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0923-Egor-Tarabasov-lindsay-lohan-getty-tmzLindsay Lohan did NOT pay the bills during her relationship with Egor Tarabasov -- in fact, it's exactly the opposite ... so say sources close to Egor.

Lindsay went on Russian TV and said Egor was a slacker who didn't contribute a dime to the relationship.

But Egor claims HE was the breadwinner between the two ... so much so he had to cover thousands of dollars in bills Lindsay racked up during the filming her latest movie.

Our source says Lindsay had access to Egor's credit card, and she used it often to snatch up gifts for herself and her entire fam. As for that emerald engagement ring ... we're told Lindsay picked it alright, but didn't pay for it. It was all Egor.

Egor's got a steady income through a bunch of investments, and even serves as director for a couple European firms ... so he's got cash to blow.

As we reported ... Egor also denies Lindsay's allegations that he abused her.

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The Game Meek Mill Crew on the Hunt For Rapper, Cheesesteak

9/25/2016 9:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0925-game-meek-mill-philly-cheesesteak-TMZ-INSTAGRAM-02The Game is a wanted man in Philly ... and this time the sheriffs are Meek Mill's crew ... that trolled the streets and followed the cheesesteak trail.

Game said on social media early Saturday night he hit up Max's on his way to Rhode Island.

Since Philly is Meek Mill's home turf, Meek's posse descended on Max's in search of Game, and something delicious as long as they were there.

The search turned up goose eggs.

Later that night Game posted video goosing Meek and his boys ... making it clear he was at Max's.

The Game 'Head' Lyric Triggers Fight Between Chyna and Rob

9/24/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0923-rob-kardashian-blac-chyna-the-game-tmzRob Kardashian and Blac Chyna are livid at The Game for inserting her into his war with Meek Mill ... but it also triggered a big fight between the two.

Sources close to Rob and Chyna tell TMZ ... the couple had a heated argument about the sexually suggestive lyrics in Game's diss track, "92 Bars" ... because Rob had no idea Game took her down.

We're told Rob was weirded out because Game had spent so much time with his family, and he felt it's something Chyna should have disclosed early on in their relationship.

She begged to differ, claiming it went down long before she hooked up with Rob.

The lyrics go, "Blac Chyna head the bomb, Al-Qaeda."

After they argued, they agreed the common enemy was Game, who never gave Chyna a heads-up.

Chyna's 8 months pregnant with their daughter.

The Game What Peace? ... 'F*** Meek Mill'

9/23/2016 6:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Game kicked Russell Simmons' peace talks to the curb ... publicly dissing Meek Mill Thursday night near his hometown.  

You hear Game say at the beginning of the club, "F*** Meek Mill."

Russell Simmons might have thought he shut it down, but their beef is alive and well. 

BTW ... after the concert Game sauntered around Philly ... clearly not concerned about retribution.

Chris Brown Baby Mama's Treating Me Like Her Meal Ticket I'm No Deadbeat Dad

9/23/2016 7:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Brown says his baby mama, Nia Guzman, is exploiting his latest arrest in hopes of getting a little more money out of him.

Chris responded to the story TMZ broke about Nia filing a complaint with child services after the standoff with cops that led to his arrest for assault with a deadly weapon. 

They've repeatedly fought over child support and custody of 2-year-old Royalty, with Nia frequently coming up on the short end of the stick.

Since the arrest all Chris' visits with Royalty are monitored, still ... he insists he has the father thing down pat. 

The Game Russell Simmons Doesn't Speak for Me! Meek Mill Beef Still On

9/22/2016 10:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0922_the_game_russell_simmons_tmzThe Game has a clear message for Russell Simmons when it comes to getting involved in his business -- stay in your damn lane!

Game's manager, Wack 100, tells TMZ ... Simmons' claim he arranged a peace treaty between Meek Mill and Game ... is full BS. Wack says Simmons "must have discussed this in yoga classes with Meek," but he has no right to discuss Game's business.

He says Russell did briefly speak to Game, but the rapper basically told the mogul to butt out ... in more colorful language, we're guessing.

Check out the vid we got with Simmons Thursday morning in NYC -- he told us the beef was not only squashed, but he hoped there was a chance Meek and Game would work together in the future.

Game obviously disagrees. Strongly.

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