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Sam Cassell Get Off My Big Balls, NBA... Stop Fining Guys For My Dance

10/25/2016 9:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kobe Bryant has done it ... Caron Butler has done it ... and now the originator of the NBA's "Big Balls" dance thinks it's high time the league let guys do it in peace ... without the huge fine. 

We got Sam Cassell out at Mastro's and asked him about the move he made famous ... the imaginary cuffing of huge huevos whenever you hit a big shot.

Sam's been busting the move since back in his Minnesota Timberwolves days ... but now the league has labeled it a no-no ... issuing huge fines to offending players.

Check out the clip ... Sam has a message for the league -- LET THE BALLS GO ... saying fining a guy huge money for a little expression is kinda ... whack.

Great job, Sam ... takes a big pair to make a stand.

Greg Hardy Sued Pay Up for Your Ferrari, Bentley ... Allegedly Owes $200k!

10/25/2016 8:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1025-greg-hardy-gettyMore trouble for ex-NFL superstar Greg Hardy -- who allegedly blew off car payments for his Ferrari and his Bentley ... and now he's being sued for more than $200,000! 

According to the lawsuit obtained by TMZ Sports, Hardy leased a white 2013 Bentley GT Speed (reportedly valued around $240k) back in 2014 from Second City Leasing. 

A year later, he leased a white 2012 Ferrari California (reportedly valued around $200k) from the same company. 

Problem is, Second City Leasing says Hardy stopped paying both leases in June 2016 -- violating the terms of the leases. The company now wants Hardy to pay for the remaining amounts owed for each car.  

In total, Second City is demanding $200,736.82 -- plus interest. 

Of course, Hardy is currently unemployed and pursuing a career in MMA. He was arrested for cocaine back in September -- but he was driving a Dodge Challenger at the time. 

Rich Gannon Raiders Should Stay In Oakland ... Vegas Move Is Whack

10/25/2016 7:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Here's proof not everyone is down for the Raiders move to Sin City ... Rich Gannon --the last guy to quarterback the Silver & Black to the Super Bowl -- says the team needs to STAY PUT.

We got Gannon out in NYC and asked the former NFL MVP his thoughts about his old squad potentially moving out of Oakland and into the deserts of Nevada.

Gannon ain't a fan ... saying the team is just starting to come into its own, and the fans up in NorCal deserve the chance to watch a winner for a change.

He's not the only Ex-Raider balking at the move .... Ronnie Lott is putting together a group to try to keep the team in Oakland as well ... but owner Mark Davis seems super determined to relocate.

Check out the clip ... and maybe don't buy those David Copperfield tickets just yet.

Hulk Hogan Daughter Forming Wrestling League ... With DDP's Daughter

10/25/2016 7:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1025-wrestlers-daughters-hulk-hogan-diamond-dallas-page-roddy-piper-jean-claude-TMZ-TWITTER-03Hulk Hogan's daughter vs. DDP's daughter? HELL YES! 

It's going down for real -- the daughters of a bunch of pro wrestling legends are banding together to start their own league ... and it sounds awesome. 

We spoke with Brittany Page -- Diamond Dallas Page's spawn -- who says the daughters of Roddy PiperJean-Claude Van Damme and Kerry Von Erich are also on board. 

Bobby Lashley Bring On Brock Lesnar ... Wants Real MMA Fight

10/25/2016 6:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Bobby Lashley wants a piece of Brock Lesnar -- not as a pro wrestler -- he wants a REAL DEAL MMA FIGHT ... and tells TMZ Sports it's a fight he knows he can win. 

Lashley got famous as a pro wrestler ... racking up titles in WWE and TNA -- but now he's killing it in MMA, with a 5-0 record in Bellator's heavyweight division. 

The 40-year-old brawler says he knows the biggest fight of his life would be against Brock -- and now he wants to make it happen. 

Lesnar has hinted that he ain't done fighting yet ... so ... superfight???

Taraji P. Henson Cookie On Top of the World In New $6.4 Mil Pad

10/25/2016 9:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1025-taraji-henson-tmz-02Taraji P. Henson's empire is expanding into the Hollywood Hills where she just plunked down $6.4 million for her new secluded home.

The 3 bedroom, 3 bath Spanish home sits on top of a hill with breathtaking 360 city views. Plus, her new pool has a waterfall, and there's a totally zen meditation deck overlooking the city. 

Taraji still owns another home in the less bougie Glendale neighborhood, which she leases.

Cookie's got serious real estate hustle.



2016 Presidential Election Some Officials Worry Voting is 'Flawed Process' Open to Fraud

10/25/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1024-donald-trump-hillary-clinton-tmz-getty-01NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN and most blogs are trying to convince you there is virtually NO EVIDENCE of voter fraud, so Trump's fears are bogus ... but we drilled down and some officials who run the voting systems around the country are VERY worried about fraudulent voting.

Fact is ... some states do not require voters to present any ID before casting a ballot. They shockingly rely on the ability of precinct poll workers to match a person's signature with the signature on the voter registration form. So a 70-year-old lady trying to manage a precinct is supposed to do what trained handwriting experts do in court ... ferret out the frauds.

Here are a few examples of what some say are deep concerns about possible voting fraud:

-- Nick LaLota, Suffolk County NY Board of Elections Commissioner, tells TMZ he's expecting 500,000 people to show up at voting booths on Nov. 8th, and he concedes signature verification compromises the integrity of the voting process. He says it will be hard to know who votes when they shouldn't.

-- Marcy Crawford, Deputy Commissioner of the Board of Elections for Allegany County, tells us voter fraud in her county is a real concern. She says everyone's talking about it in her office.

-- John Arntz, Director of Elections in San Francisco, says the way their system works ... voters show up at the polling place, announce their name to the polling place worker, who then checks the voting rolls and reads a corresponding address. If the voter says, "That's my address," he or she gets a ballot. Arntz concedes that it leaves the system open to fraud.

Counties and states are increasingly using signature verification in place of IDs.

Short story ... voter fraud is a real concern.

Britney Spears Rumble Over Bumble

10/25/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1024-britney-spears-instagramBritney Spears is entangled in a raging dispute over the Bumble dating service ... TMZ has learned.

Britney's lawyer fired off a threatening letter to Adam Kluger, claiming he went behind Britney's back and negotiated with Bumble to fund her new music video.

According to the letter, obtained by TMZ, Kluger allegedly told Bumble he had authority to rep Britney for an $800,000 deal that would put the Bumble name all over her new vid. The lawyer says Bumble agreed and gave Kluger $200k up-front. Kluger then made a deal with Britney's label, RCA, to pay them $450,000 for the Bumble product placement promotion.

Britney's people say what Kluger did is fraudulent, because he never repped Britney. They also say his $350k fee -- more than 43% of the deal -- is ridiculous and way above what agents charge.

Kluger tells us he never told Bumble he repped Britney. He says his company is a creative agency that puts people and companies together, which is exactly what he did here. He also said his company has worked with Britney before on projects involving Orange Theory and Plenty of Fish.

Kluger also says he's on the Forbes List of the 30 Most Influential People in Music Under the Age of 30. Kluger's lawyer tells us, "We are going to defend the sterling reputation of The Kluger Agency in court as necessary. The allegations are false. The Kluger Agency has done nothing wrong."

As for the music video, we've learned it's being made ... but without any Bumble product placement. And get this ... Britney made a deal with the dating service, which will underwrite the music video, and in return she's gonna do something with Bumble ... hmmm.

Gilbert Arenas Wanna See My $111 Mil NBA Contract?? ... Here It Is

10/25/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1021-launch-contract-gilbert-arenas-tmz-03Ever wonder what an $111 million NBA contract looks like?

Well, here you go ... courtesy of Gilbert Arenas.

The ex-NBA star filed the complete 2008 contract he signed with the Washington Wizards in his family law case ... a contract which was supposed to pay $111 mil over 6 years.

As Arenas put it, "Amnesty kicked in" -- and the payouts were stretched over 8 years instead. His final installment will hit his bank account on Oct. 31st.

Of course, Arenas -- who made more than $160 MIL during his career -- now says with no more NBA money coming in, he can't afford to keep his kids in private school.

The contract spells out exactly how much Gilbert got paid every year -- right down to the monthly checks.


Judge Judy Scoffs at Succession Plan for TV Show

10/25/2016 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Judge Judy was less than amused when our photog asked who's gonna don the doily after she hangs it up.

The most famous judge in America was leaving Craig's in WeHo Monday night, when our photog asked about a succession plan ... clearly not understanding the name of the show is "JUDGE JUDY."

As for her jam on the U.S. Supreme Court ... a harder question.

DMX Praises Life-Saving Cops

10/25/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

DMX sang a song of gratitude to the Yonkers, NY cops who saved his life earlier this year ... and performed for free at the charity boxing event as a token of appreciation.

X was at the Yonkers PD vs. Fire Dept. "Toughman Competition" Friday night ... giving a rousing speech about the officers who found him last February lifeless in a parking lot.

DMX boosted the energy up to electric levels at the event, helping them raise $80k. The hometown rapper performed "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" to a crowd of 2,000 ... and they loved it.


Ex-NFL RB Montee Ball Pleads Guilty In Wisconsin Bar Incident

10/24/2016 4:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0411-montee-ball-mug-shot-03Ex-NFL running back Montee Ball has plead guilty to charges stemming from an April incident in which he got boozed up at a Wisconsin bar and then resisted arrest when cops tried to take him into custody.

Remember, Ball was out on bail back in April from his domestic violence case (he attacked an ex-GF in 2014) and one of the terms was to NOT booze or be in a place where they serve booze. 

When cops found him at the 841 Brewhouse bar on April 9th -- they tried to take him into custody and he resisted

Now, we've learned Ball struck a deal with prosecutors in which he plead guilty to 2 counts of "bail jumping" and one count of resisting arrest ... all misdemeanors.

So, what does it mean for Ball? He could face up to 9 months in jail for each count -- sentencing is scheduled for December. 

By the way, 25-year-old Ball -- the Broncos 2nd round pick in 2013 -- is still in custody in Wisconsin after being convicted in TWO domestic violence cases

Tobey Maguire Pensive and Scruffy Post-Split with Wife

10/24/2016 3:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1024_tobey_maguire_after_split_launch_4Tobey Maguire could use a shave, because he looks like he has more important things on his mind.

The actor ventured out in L.A. Monday ... the first time he's been seen since announcing he and his wife were splitting up after 9 years of marriage. Spidey's still wearing red these days -- but gym shorts aren't quite as cool.

Maguire's ex, Jennifer Meyer, was seen out in public last week ... and she seemed pretty chill. 

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