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John Cena Slams Ford In $500k Supercar War ... You Suck at Paperwork!

2/13/2018 12:17 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

John Cena is giving Ford a little attitude adjustment of his own -- telling the car company to take their lawsuit over his old $500,000 supercar and shove it.

We broke the story ... Ford claims it sold Cena a super rare "limited edition" Ford GT supercar -- 647 horsepower, 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine with an MSRP of $450,000.

Ford claims they only selected a few people for the privilege of buying the car -- and Cena was one of the lucky ones (Justin Verlander and Joey Logano also own the whip).

The caveat, according to Ford, owners CANNOT resell the car during the initial 24 months of ownership. Ford claims Cena broke the rules and flipped his ride for a profit. They're suing Cena for every penny he got from the sale. 

But in new court docs filed in district court in Michigan, John says he did nothing wrong -- because the final contract he signed said nothing about a 24-month no-resale clause.

Cena says Ford screwed up by not putting the sale restriction in the final binding contract -- and he shouldn't be punished because they suck at paperwork.

Now, he's asking the judge to throw out the case against him.

Stay tuned ... 

LaVar Ball Shaded By Warriors Co-Owner

2/13/2018 10:58 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

How would Golden State Warriors co-owner Peter Guber handle LaVar Ball if Lonzo played for his team? 

You're about to find out ... 

We spoke with Guber outside Madeo in L.A. and asked about LaVar's newest ultimatum -- that he'll pull Lonzo off the Lakers if they don't sign his 2 other sons LiAngelo and LaMelo in the next 2 years.  

"I don't listen to that conversation," Guber said. 

He then mouthed a bunch of words he'd like to say to LaVar -- but quite honestly, we couldn't really make out what he was trying to say. 

Can you read lips? 

Tamar Braxton's Ex Gets MORE Life Drama ... Gotta Pay $65k for Repo'd Rolls

2/13/2018 10:39 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Tamar Braxton's estranged husband is taking a very expensive L on a Rolls-Royce he once leased in Florida.

A Florida judge is ordering Vincent Herbert to fork over more than $65k after failing to make payments on a Rolls-Royce Wraith. According to docs, Vincent fell so far behind on the ride ... Manhattan Leasing Enterprises repo'd it. They turned around and resold it, but since it was used, the company says it lost more than $62,000. 

Someone's gotta cover that, and the judge says that someone is Vincent, who never responded to Manhattan Leasing ... so the judge entered a default judgment.

The leasing co. is now trying to collect the cash in California, where Vincent lives. As Tamar might put it ... get in line

John Legend Obamas Wanted Style & Got It ... With Artists THEY Chose

2/13/2018 10:17 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

John Legend's always a gentleman, so ya gotta read between the lines of what he's saying to all the haters of Barack and Michelle Obama's freshly unveiled portraits -- essentially it's, go kick rocks. 

We got the singer at LAX Monday night and wanted to get his thoughts on the official portraits of 44 and his First Lady for the Smithsonian. After all, John and Chrissy Teigen were among the donors who kicked in some dough to commission the art.

John loved the final product, but more importantly ... he says Michelle and Barack love 'em. As he points out ... the Obamas handpicked the artists, Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley.

And to the people making memes out of Barack's leafy background ... it's symbolism. Open your mind.

Larry Nassar Got Private Jet Flight ... To Tucson Prison

2/13/2018 8:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

File Under: Snake On a Plane

Scumbag ex-Team USA doctor Larry Nassar got the private jet treatment Friday to fly from Michigan to Tucson to begin his federal prison stint ... and TMZ Sports has the photos. 

Nassar boarded the plane at Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport in freezing Michigan temperatures -- the fact he didn't get a jacket makes us smile.

Records show the flight lasted 4 hours and 36 minutes. Nassar appears to be shackled and surrounded by law enforcement officials ... so we're guessing it wasn't exactly a Paris Hilton style private jet flight.

We asked the Federal Bureau of Prisons if it's typical for a high-profile prisoner to fly private but only got this response: "Due to security reasons, we do not share information on methods of prisoner transportation."

The good news ... Nassar has begun his 60-year sentence for child pornography crimes in a high-security federal prison in Tucson -- with roughly 1,500 other inmates. 

His release date is scheduled for March 23, 2069 -- but he'll probably be dead by then.

Spencer Pratt LC's Preventing a 'Hills' Reunion ... 'Bless Her Angel Heart'

2/13/2018 9:24 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Spencer Pratt says he wants his "Jersey Shore" moment with his co-stars from "The Hills" -- there's just one problem ... Lauren Conrad, according to him.

We got Spencer Monday night in Times Square again and he told us he wants to be like Pauly D and co. and revel in his reality TV glory days with his old 'Hills' squad. He says LC is the only holdout, and it sounds like there's some unfinished biz between her and Spence.

Spencer even laid out some terms he'd be willing to agree to if Lauren would just come out and shoot for half a day.

Oh, and he's got a shout-out to Kristin Cavallari on her new reality show. It's not all bad blood.

Nelly Under Criminal Investigation for Sexual Assault

2/13/2018 7:27 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Nelly's attorney, Scott Rosenblum, tells us, "These allegations arose after Ms. Green amended her suit for money to include a reference to these claims. The fact that the police are investigating these claims is not new information and Nelly welcomes a thorough investigation. Nelly is confident that once investigated, these claims will be determined to be disingenuous."

He adds, "Nelly was accompanied by his girlfriend during this tour and she was at his side throughout. It is important that police investigate every allegation of this nature."

Nelly is being criminally investigated for sexual assault in England ... TMZ has learned.

The incident allegedly went down December 5 after Nelly's performance at Cliffs Pavilion in Essex. The accuser says she went to take a picture with Nelly and she says he placed his arm tightly behind her and asked if she could stay behind to talk to him.

They went to his dressing room with her friends and she says he then asked her to come to a room next door. She claims once in the room he dropped his pants and began masturbating in front of her. She also claims he put his hand on her top and tried pulling it off. She says he also tried kissing her as she tried to bolt from the room.

The woman says Nelly put his right hand on the back of her head and his left hand on her shoulder, forced her head down, pushing his erect penis into her mouth. She says she ran out of the room as he called her a c***.

The woman says she didn't go to cops immediately because she didn't think she'd be believed.

Essex police told cops they have begun a sexual assault investigation.

The alleged incident occurred 2 months after another woman claimed Nelly raped her on his tour bus.  He strongly denied it.  

We've reached out to Nelly's rep for comment ... so far no word back.

Jason Alexander Trump's Hair vs. the Wind Go With the Flow!!!

2/13/2018 8:58 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

President Trump's gonna have to get his Air Force One pilots involved if he wants to avoid another disastrous hair day ... this according to Jason Alexander.

We got Jason Monday walking around L.A., and asked if he thought Trump should just embrace baldness after those classic shots of his mop going wild while boarding his ride. 

Jason goes into full George Costanza mode, and makes our day (our week, really) with this EPIC 1-minute riff on Trump's 'do, which includes some hair tips for the Prez.

Hint: stop fighting the wind, 45 ... ya can't win.

BTW, George Jason asks an interesting question -- has there ever been a bald president? Eisenhower was pretty close, but someone's gotta be first to go full cue ball. It's Trump's for the taking! 

Chris Noth I'll Take the 'Big' Road, Thank You ... In SJP, Kim Cattrall Fight

2/13/2018 7:53 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker might want to follow their old co-star Chris Noth's lead when it comes to the next step in their bitter feud.

We got Chris -- who played SJP's "Sex and the City" BF -- Monday night in NYC and asked how his character, Mr. Big, would squash the beef between the ladies. His response, we think, is spot-on. 

Kim Cattrall went nuclear over the weekend, saying Sarah was painting her as the villain for not wanting to do a third 'SATC' flick ... and claimed SJP was desperate to improve her "nice girl" image.

Let's be honest ... stepping into the middle of this fray would be a no-win sitch for any guy. Even Mr. Big, which explains why he took this approach to our question.

Miley Cyrus Cops Alerted to Obsessed Fan ... Made Creepy Posts, Pilgrimage to L.A.

2/13/2018 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Miley Cyrus has an obsessed fan who traveled cross-country -- without invitation -- to see her in person, and left some bizarre Facebook posts that forced cops to take him into custody ... TMZ has learned.

The guy is from the Milwaukee area, and a couple of weeks ago he wrote several posts referencing taking a trip to see Miley. He claims he knows her address, how best to enter her home and says they'll "finally get together."

There's also a creepy thank you to Miley for "getting rid of Liam" ... and some rambling commentary about a "horrific act" he's going to pull off that will be on the news. The posts caught the attention of a concerned citizen, who alerted Milwaukee police.

According to law enforcement sources ... Milwaukee PD contacted LAPD and the L.A. Sheriff's Department to give them a heads up, and good thing they did.  We're told the guy actually did make his way to Los Angeles -- cops located him on Monday, interviewed him and took him in for psychological evaluation. They can hold him for up to 72 hours.

It's unclear if Miley was aware of the apparent danger. We've reached out to her legal team.  

Travis Scott I'm a Changed Man ... Thanks to Baby Stormi's Arrival!!!

2/13/2018 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Travis Scott's undergoing a metamorphosis, and we don't mean changing diapers -- turns out the arrival of Stormi Webster is having a major effect on Dad's music. 

Sources connected to the rapper tell TMZ ... Travis has been on cloud nine since his first child's birth. Friends have noticed the normally stoic guy is now laughing a lot, and much calmer than usual. 

The best part, for fans at least, is we're told Travis' newfound peace is helping him hone his craft. He's been working on a new record, which his inner circle believes will be his best yet -- and our sources say Stormi's getting props for it.

Travis has been by Kylie Jenner's side before and after the birth, and we're told the new papa's become way more selective on which gigs he takes. As one source put it ... only serious cash will pry him away from his baby girl.

Over the weekend, he was in his hometown of Missouri City, Texas to get a key to the city -- and we're told he spent most of his free time on FaceTime with Kylie and Stormi. 

He's kinda like a doting sitcom dad now. Think Carl Winslow ... but with skills on the mic.

'Black-ish' Star Deon Cole Not TOTALLY Sold On 'Black Panther' Donating Profits

2/13/2018 7:17 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Deon Cole hopes "Black Panther" can be just any other successful movie ... not drowned in controversy over its social role.

We got the "Black-ish" star leaving the Hollywood Improv and asked him if he agrees with Vivica A. Fox in that Disney producers should invest portions of its profits to the African-American community.

Deon wants fans to just let it be ... enjoy 'BP' and long for a sequel just like any other great flick. BTW ... Deon also rips Newsweek for throwing shade at his movie, "The Female Brain." It's hilarious. Watch. 

James Franco Mere Allegations Won't Stop Me ... I'm Back on 'The Deuce'!

2/13/2018 6:53 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

James Franco had no comment on President Trump's tweet about "mere allegations" ruining people's lives without due process -- which is fine, 'cause HBO did all the talking.

We got James Monday touching down at LAX, where he was covered up and in a hurry to get to his car. We asked if he agreed with the Trump attack on the #MeToo movement.

He doesn't say much here -- but, frankly, he didn't really need to. Trump's sentiment is not totally accurate. Fact is ... Franco is set to return to his starring role on Season 2 of HBO's hit show, "The Deuce" ... despite allegations of sexual misconduct.

He's been laying relatively low ever since being snubbed by the Oscars ... aside from some casual surfing he's been making part of his regular routine.

After relanding his major role on a critically acclaimed show, James might as well have just said ... what ruined life?  

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