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Shanna Moakler

Selling Off $2.6 Mil Pain

In The Calabasas

5/5/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0504_shanna_moakler_mansion_launch2All it took was 7 years and a few alleged death threats, but Shanna Moakler is finally ready to say adios to the house she's shared with Travis Barker ... even AFTER they got divorced.

Sources say Moakler is looking to put distance between herself and Travis so she's selling the 5 bedroom, 6 bath crib in the ritzy Oaks neighborhood of Calabasas. Asking price -- $2.6 million. 

The couple divorced in 2008, but continued living together part-time in the Calabasas for the sake of raising their kids. We're guessing cohabitating just became too much when they were both arrested back in December for allegedly exchanging violent threats. 

We're told construction's almost complete on Shanna's new home in nearby Porter Ranch -- and Travis already has his own place in L.A. 

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Miguel

Ain't That a Kick in the Head!

Finally Sued for Billboard Short Jump

5/5/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Miguel won't be celebrating the 2nd anniversary of his disastrous Billboard Music Awards performance -- unless he wants to raise a glass to the fan who's suing him for crash landing on her in Las Vegas. 

One of the women who claimed to be injured during Miguel's infamous failed stage leap has finally lawyered up -- and in her lawsuit, Cindy Tsai says she took the brunt when Miguel came up short and landed on her head. She says her cabeza met the catwalk ... hard.  

Tsai is suing Miguel -- as well as the MGM Grand Hotel, where the event was held -- for negligence and is seeking damages to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Another woman had considered suing for the incident ... but it looks like she never did. 

We reached out to Miguel and the MGM ... so far, no word back.

La'el Collins

I've Got a Solid Alibi

... In Double Murder

5/5/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Ex-LSU football star La'el Collins has told police he has an airtight alibi in the murder of the pregnant woman suspected of carrying his child ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Sources close to the investigation tell us ... Collins -- who was a projected 1st round NFL draft pick before the double murder -- spoke with investigators and said he has witnesses and phone records that prove he was nowhere close to Brittney Mills on the night she was gunned down.  

Mills was shot to death around 10:30 PM on April 24th at her apartment in Baton Rouge. 

But Collins told investigators he was an hour away in New Orleans at the time of the shooting -- as part of an overnight trip with friends and family to watch the New Orleans Pelicans take on the Golden State Warriors on Saturday April 25th. 

We're told Collins also claims he has texts and emails proving the group had planned the trip several days before the killing ... and he believes GPS records on his cell phone will back up his story. 

For the record, Collins has NOT been named a suspect in the murder of Brittney and her unborn son. 

Our sources say La'el told cops he hadn't spoken with Brittney for several months -- when she first suggested that he could be the father of her child. 

So far, no arrests have been made. 

Jamie Foxx's Nat'l Anthem

Blame It On the A A A Alcohol

... Says Marlon Wayans

5/4/2015 4:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Look, Jamie Foxx's version of the National Anthem was not great ... but it wasn't Roseanne Barr either ... so says Marlon Wayans ... who says he has an idea why Jamie may have shot a brick at the Mayweather fight. 

Long story short ... Marlon suspects the booze is to blame -- since Jamie was partying with some big dawgs like Puffy and Floyd ... and ultimately gave in the power of the blue dot. 

For the record, Wayans says Foxx is a talented genius who's got serious pipes -- he just had an off night. 

But he does issue Foxx a challenge ... a National Anthem sing-off. Check out the clip ... he's not bad. 

San Antonio Spurs

Coach Pop Hooked Us Up

... Dinner, Drinks, Party Bus

5/4/2015 3:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0504_spurs_twitterThe guy who organized the San Antonio Spurs post-Game 7 mega-bash was their very own coach -- who paid for a fancy steak dinner, drinks and a party bus to thank his players ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Our Spurs sources tell us ...Coach Gregg Popovich wanted to show his appreciation to his players after they were eliminated from the playoffs Saturday night ... so he organized a night out in Hollywood. 

We're told he set up a post-game steak dinner at Mastros in Beverly Hills ... and paid for EVERYTHING (and this place sure as hell ain't cheap). 

Afterward, Pop hired a party bus to chauffeur the guys to Project Club L.A. -- and encouraged the team to "take their minds off the game and let loose" ... not wallow in their sorrows.

The guys did just that ... some harder than others ... and as we previously reported, Tim Duncan had to carry at least ONE of his over-intoxicated teammates back to the bus. 

Pretty cool boss. 

Stephen A. Smith

I Rock With 50 Cent

... Awkwardly

5/4/2015 2:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Stephen A. Smith is obviously a close personal friend of 50 Cent ... 'cause TMZ Sports has video of the ESPN host taking the stage with Fiddy this past weekend in Vegas and ... it's funny in a good way.

50 was performing at Drai's Friday night when 47-year-old Smith hopped onstage for what we'd like to believe was an audition for membership in the G-Unit.

Check out the clip -- Stephen A. seems to have mastered "what the hell am I doing up here" swag ... 'cause 50 doesn't seem bothered with him being in the crew ... even though he looks like someone's uncle.

Eat your heart out Skip Bayless.

'Django Unchained' Actress

Ordered to Apologize to Cop

She Accused of Racism

5/4/2015 2:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The "Django Unchained" actress who was handcuffed after allegedly having sex with her boyfriend in a car has copped a plea ... and part of the deal is apologizing to the officer she accused of racism.

Daniele Watts pled no contest to disturbing the peace and in return the lewd conduct charge was dismissed.

Watts and her boyfriend were in a car outside the CBS Studios in the San Fernando Valley last September when people in a nearby office building called cops to complain they were having sex in the car.

When LAPD Sgt. Jim Parker asked Watts for her ID.... she claimed she was targeted because she's an African American with a white boyfriend and went public with her outrage. When she refused to cooperate she was handcuffed.

But TMZ obtained an audiotape of the encounter, and you hear Watts play the race card and the "I'm an actress" card almost from the get-go.  

Watts and her boyfriend must each do 40 hours community service and write apology letters to Sgt. Parker and two other officers.

It's vindication for Sgt. Parker, who was angry when Watts made her initial racism claims.

Lawrence Taylor's Son

Guilty Of Statutory Rape

... Gets 30 Years

5/4/2015 12:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lawrence Taylor Jr. -- the son of NFL legend Lawrence Taylor -- just plead guilty to statutory rape, child molestation, and aggravated sodomy (oral sex) ... and was sentenced to 30 years in prison ... TMZ Sports has learned.

We broke the story ... Taylor Jr. was arrested in Georgia after two 13-year-old girls told cops Lawrence had forced himself upon them on separate occasions.

According to Cobb County Superior Court officials, Taylor Jr. was sentenced to 30 years in jail ... but will be eligible for release in 10. 

TMZ Sports spoke with the father of one of the victims ... who says he is happy Taylor Jr. is off the streets, but feels he should have gotten MORE time for his crimes.

We reached out to the Taylor family -- so far, no comment.

FYI -- Taylor's father is also a registered sex offender ... who plead guilty to sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute in 2011 ... stemming from an incident with an underage girl.

Rosie O'Donnell

My Wife is Loaded

She Even Has a Beemer

5/4/2015 10:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Rosie O'Donnell's wife does not need Rosie's money because she's got plenty of her own ... this from the mouth of Rosie herself.

As we reported Rosie's people say Michelle Rounds is a money grubber who is trying to invalidate the prenup and is making wild claims to make Rosie fold. 

But we found this clip of Rosie on Howard Stern's show in October 2011, not too long after Rosie met Michelle, when she goes on and on about how successful Michelle is and how she has her own money.

Michelle is gunning for full custody, claiming Rosie is deep into alcohol and weed. Rosie says Michelle is a liar. 

Rachel Uchitel

I'm Leaving the Door Open for Tiger

...If He Grovels

5/4/2015 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Call it kismet, or karma, or whatever ... there's a chance Rachel Uchitel and Tiger Woods will go another round.

Rachel tells us she just broke up with baseball star Bret Boone, days after Tiger called it quits with Lindsey Vonn.

So the question ... does Mistress #1 still have a hankerin' for the golfer with a roving eye?

Sources close to Rachel say she told them, "We both loved each other very much," but adding, "It was humiliating and devastating to have to break up that way."

Now the opening ... Rachel says, "He would have to do some major apologizing to get back in my good graces, that's for sure."

No word from Tiger, but remember, when he was banging Rachel he was at the top of his game.

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Floyd Mayweather's Dad

FALLS HARD

... At Pre-Fight Dance Party

5/4/2015 8:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

At least ONE Mayweather went down this weekend ... Floyd's father ... who ate it HARD during a pre-fight concert ... and TMZ Sports has the video. 

Floyd Mayweather Sr. got up onstage and did his best James Brown impression to the tune of "Sex Machine" at the Fiesta Rancho Casino in Las Vegas on Thursday. 

But while he was lettin' loose -- he lost his footing ... and went crashing down to the dance floor. 

The good news -- like a true pro, the 62-year-old popped RIGHT BACK UP and continued to dance ... even busting out the signature James Brown "Camel Walk" dance move. 

#GetUpGetOnUp! 

Kylie and Kendall

Don't You Dare Use Our Names!!!

5/4/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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WARNING TO KYLIE MINOGUE OR ANYONE ELSE NAMED KYLIE ... YOU MAY NO LONGER BE ALLOWED TO USE YOUR FIRST NAME BECAUSE A 17-YEAR-OLD THINKS IT SHOULD BE HERS AND HERS ALONE. 

It's all part of the Kardashian's blitzkrieg campaign.  We've learned Kylie Jenner has filed an application last month to trademark her first name to "entertainment in the nature of providing information by means of a global computer network in the fields of entertainment, fashion and pop culture."  0501-sub-kendall-kylie-tear-tss-03Kylie also wants to mark her territory for personal appearances "by a celebrity, actress and model."

Although someone might theoretically use the name "Kylie" with a different font, K.J.'s lawyers could swoop in and argue it creates confusion among consumers.  So Kylie Minogue, move over.

BTW ... Kendall has filed an application to trademark her first name for the same purposes.

So watch your ass, Ken Doll.

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NFL's Chris Johnson

Reunites w/ Vince Young

5/4/2015 7:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

It's been 5 years since they played on the same squad back in Tennessee ... but Chris Johnson and Vince Young reunited in Hollywood last night ... and TMZ Sports has the footage. 

The ex-QB, RB combo hit up Katsuya where they caught up over some of the most expensive sushi in town.

On the way out, we asked Chris about reports that the Dallas Cowboys might be interested in signing him this season -- and he seemed to think Big D would be a helluva fit. Ditto for Vince. 

Stay tuned ... 

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