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T.I.

Iggy's So-Called Husband Is Lyin' ...

She Shouldn't Give Him Squat

2/17/2015 9:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

TI Iggy Azalea Hefe Wine MarriedHefe Wine wants to make a quick payday off Iggy Azalea ... but her boss T.I. doesn't think he should get one red cent. 

Our photog caught up with T.I. outside Crustacean Monday night and asked what he thought about Wine producing a doctor who says he and Iggy were hitched ... and he thinks it's all about the green.

T.I. teased us a little ... saying "the truth" will eventually come out, and when it does, Wine's percentage will be a lot less than what he's hoping to get.

As for T.I. -- he says he's only focused on ONE thing.

New England Patriots

We Can't Stop Chandler from Fighting

... But It May Void Contract

2/17/2015 8:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0217-jones-pats-logo-getty-02The New England Patriots tell TMZ Sports ... they CAN'T officially prevent Chandler Jones from fighting his UFC star brother Jon Jones ... but stepping in the ring COULD void his NFL contract. 

As we previously reported, Chandler is 100% confident he could beat up his big bro if they stepped into the octagon -- and wants to set up a 1-round charity fight to prove his point. 

Chandler had previously told us that the whole thing would hinge on if the Patriots coaching staff gave him the green light.

Well, we spoke with the Patriots VP of Media Relations ... who tells us, "It's not a matter of if we'd allow Chandler to fight his brother. We can't stop the players from doing what they want. But he might be voiding his contract obligations to the team if he went out and did it."

The rep continues, "Without getting into a specific contract, there have to be clauses [in contracts] that protect the team ... restrictions of physical activity that would risk injury. Whether it be skiing, jumping out of a plane or riding a motorcycle without a helmet in a state that requires one."

"I think they're having fun, but do I think fighting is something they're actually serious about? No."

"They're brothers. They have a sibling rivalry. Take the Gronkowski brothers ... there's not a Gronk among them that would say Rob's better at anything."

Long story short ... don't count on a Jones vs. Jones fight ... until AFTER Chandler's NFL career is over. 

Chris Pratt vs. Chris Evans

Super Bowl Wager ...

'Best Bet I Ever Lost'

2/17/2015 6:51 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

021715_chris_pratt_launchChoking to the New England Patriots wasn't so bad after all ... so says Seahawks mega-fan Chris Pratt who says his Super Bowl wager with Chris Evans was the "best bet I ever lost."

Of course, Pratt agreed to visit the kids at Evans' Boston-based charity after the defeat ... dressed as Star-Lord ... while the "Captain America" actor taunted him with a Tom Brady jersey. 

The kids loved it -- and clearly, so did Chris, who told us the whole experience was "beautiful."

The clip's pretty great ... especially the part where Pratt's famous friend (an actor who's been in a bunch of stuff) jockeys for camera time on the way into a bar ... hilarious stuff. 

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Johnny Damon

My Wife's Pregnant ...

With Our 7th Kid!!!

2/17/2015 6:23 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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021715_johnny_damon_launchBig news for Johnny Damon ... the baseball star just told TMZ Sports his wife is pregnant with BABY #7!!!!

Damon was out in NYC for the "Celebrity Apprentice" finale when he broke the news ... telling us his wife Michelle is knocked up! 

FYI -- Damon started having kids back in '99 when his first wife Angela gave birth to twins. 

He married Michelle in '2004 ... they had a daughter in '07 ... another daughter in '08 ... twins (again!) in '12 ... and now she's with child again! 

Damon clearly LOVES being a father -- and even had some retirement advice for Derek Jeter ... start procreating!!! 

Congrats! 

Lindsay Lohan

I Got Esurance to Donate $10K

To My Community Service Org

2/17/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0216_lindsay_lohan_esurance_TMZ2Lindsay Lohan successfully lobbied a big company to shell out $10,000 to her community service organization, just days before a judge decides if her community service was legit.

Lindsay is in the hot seat for some of her community service hours performed with London-based CSV, after prosecutor Terry White scoffed at the credit LiLo received for meeting with audience members after her London play. White also complained that Lindsay got credit for "work shadowing experience," where kids followed her around London. Problem was ... at the time she wasn't even working.

Well now TMZ has learned Lindsay contacted Esurance -- which featured LiLo in a Super Bowl ad -- and lobbied the company last Friday to give $10,000 to CSV.

We've learned Lindsay told Esurance execs she's been doing volunteer work for CSV lately because she likes what the org does for poor kids, and that's why she asked for the donation.

Our sources say last Saturday Esurance agreed to give CSV the $10K.

The problem ... Lindsay's due back in court Wednesday because the prosecutor has challenged her community service. It's possible the judge could ask CSV for more info about Lindsay's community service and the money could taint the legitimacy of CSV's response.

Lindsay's lawyer, Shawn Holley, says, "TMZ has stooped to a new low. To take Lindsay's positive efforts in supporting CSV and turn them into something negative simply to sell a story is offensive." She adds, "Lindsay has been involved in helping to raise funds for this wonderful organization since she started her community service there and she has continued her work as a volunteer, even though her community service was completed weeks ago."

Wiz Khalifa

Amber Slacks as a Mom

Wants More Custody

2/17/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0216-wiz-khalifa-amber-rose-child-custody-TMZ-01Wiz Khalifa is gunning for more custody of his 1-year-old son, because he believes Amber Rose is a bad mom ... according to documents obtained by TMZ.

We've learned Wiz's camp has put together a laundry list of complaints, including:

-- Amber often stays out all night, requiring that relatives and staff take over

-- The family dog eats its own feces and then licks Sebastian's face

-- When she wakes up she'll play with the kid for 15 minutes or so and then disappear

-- Amber and her mom have a volatile relationship, laced with "shouting matches and vulgar exchanges," which upset the boy. And during the arguments the N word was hurled by Amber's mom

Wiz has not filed legal docs to change custody, but we're told that's coming ... which is why he's getting relatives and others involved to help him make a case.

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DeMarco Murray's Ex-Teammate

Arrested for Assault

Allegedly Brutalizes Wife

2/17/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Brennan Clay Arrested

Ex-Oklahoma RB Brennan Clay -- who famously accused ex-OU teammate DeMarco Murray of banging his wife -- was arrested for assault after allegedly terrorizing his spouse ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

We've learned ... Clay was arrested in Dallas County, TX on January 27th after his estranged wife Gina told cops he kicked down her door and proceeded to beat the crap out of her. 

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, Gina claimed Clay threw her on the kitchen counter, dragged her downstairs, dragged her through shrubbery and then began to choke her. 

Gina says he brought her back into the house and "began punching and throwing her around the residence."

Eventually, Gina was able to call police ... and when they arrived, officers noticed her right leg was bleeding with several cuts. They later located Clay in a nearby alley and arrested him for assault. 

Clay filed for divorce a few months ago after accusing Gina of sleeping with Murray ... an allegation that Murray adamantly denied. Clay eventually recanted his accusation and apologized

We reached out to Clay -- but he had no comment. 

Patrick Schwarzenegger

Involved in Los Angeles Car Chase

... Cops Investigate

2/17/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0216_patrick-schwarzenegger_TMZPatrick Schwarzenegger got himself in one of those famous L.A. car chases -- but this one started with a simple splash of water ... and ended with a 2-car collision. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Patrick was driving in the San Fernando Valley last week when some guy drove up on him and threw a bottle full of water on Patrick's whip and then bolted.   

We're told Patrick got pissed and started chasing the guy, who at some point banged a u-turn and ended up ramming Patrick's car.  Although the damage was minor ... the guy fled the scene. 

Patrick drove on to hook-up with GF Miley Cyrus for lunch at a nearby restaurant and called cops from there. Officers showed up, took a report ... and opened an assault with a deadly weapon investigation.

Bonus for cops -- they got to meet Miley, who we're told was wearing a sheer top with star pasties underneath.

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SpongeBob SquarePants

Out of Bikini Bottom

And Into Some Crawfish

2/17/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

SpongeBob SquarePants Voice SingingTom Kenny -- the famous voice of SpongeBob SquarePants -- is no square, and he proved it by belting out some Elvis Presley ... as SpongeBob!

Kenny was hanging at Viva Cantina in Burbank Sunday night ... when the host asked him to join headliner, Gizelle, on stage to sing the Elvis tune "Crawfish" from the movie "King Creole."

You gotta check it out. It's pretty hilarious to hear Kenny croon as SBSP and then cut to Gizelle who belts it out in perfect pitch.

The King -- SpongeBob, not Presley -- would be proud.

'Shark Tank' Star

No No Drake ...

YOLO Is Mine

2/16/2015 3:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Daymond John YOLO DrakeThere's no way Drake came up with YOLO ... because "Shark Tank" mogul Daymond John did -- and he's got some evidence to back up his claim.  

Our photog was talking pop culture slang with John in NYC this past weekend when he spelled it out for Drizzy ... Y-O-L-O is his.  

He claims he dropped it first on "Shark Tank" back in 2009 ... then Drake copped it for "The Motto" -- and eventually even Obama picked it up. Watch, DJ definitely sounds like he knows he missed a golden opportunity.  

FUN FACT: We found the 'Shark' clip, but turns out John wasn't the 1st or 2nd to drop YOLO. The Stroke's used it in 2006 but looks like Adam Mesh from NBC's "The Average Joe" reality show said it first in 2004. #OOPS    

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Hope Solo

Reporting for Duty, Coach ...

If Ya Still Need Me

2/16/2015 2:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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021615_hope_solo_launch_v2Hope Solo is back in L.A. ... and ready to rejoin her Team USA soccer teammates when her suspension ends, but question is -- do they want her back?

We got Hope flying back into LAX Monday ... four days before the end of her 30-day suspension for allowing her allegedly drunk husband, Jerramy Stevens to drive a team shuttle

It's the first time she's talking since his arrest, and our photog asked how the team's been doing without her. Hope's answer is telling ... especially considering the buzz Team USA might be tired of her repeated legal troubles, and ready to move on without her. 

The team's star goalie since 2000 has been practicing like she's coming back -- and Hope sounds optimistic enough in this clip.

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Sacramento Kings Owner

Adorably Clueless About Rap

'Tyga? French Something? I Don't Know Them'

2/16/2015 12:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

021615_vivek_ranadive_launchYou gotta respect blunt honesty -- like when Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive says he's proud that his daughter is working with top tier rap talent ... even if he doesn't know who they are. 

This video is great ... Vivek is clearly super supportive of his daughter Anjali's aspiring singing career -- but tells TMZ Sports he has a hard time keeping up with some of the huge stars who are working with her in the studio. 

"Tyga? French something? I don't really know any of them," Vivek playfully admits. 

This guy is awesome -- and what makes him even cooler? He's currently training for a H-O-R-S-E showdown with Shaquille O'Neal ... by practicing on the custom court at his mansion. 

We also ask Vivek -- reported net worth $700 million -- the best piece of business advice he ever got.

So pay attention.

Iggy Azalea

Dr's Heart to Heart with Singer

She Says She's Married

2/16/2015 11:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Iggy Azalea Still Married

Iggy Azalea took her ex to a medical clinic when they were still together and told the doctor he was her husband -- so claims the doctor -- and now the ex is using that representation to get at her fortune. 

Hefe Wine -- aka Maurice Williams -- filed a declaration from a doctor in their "divorce" in which the doc says in 2008 he saw Iggy and Hefe in his clinic and says they left an impression on him because "she was a white Australian female and he was a taller black man." 

The doctor also says Iggy introduced Hefe as her husband.

It's significant because Iggy and Hefe were together from 2008 until last year, and under Texas law a man and a woman who live together for any length of time are considered legally married if they agree to be married and hold themselves out as husband and wife. 

The consequences are significant ... Hefe wants a piece -- presumably half -- of all of the songs she wrote while they were together. While they are still fighting in court, Hefe isn't allowed to release any of her old music. 

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