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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

MILLION DOLLAR BELT REVEALED

4/21/2015 2:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0421_floyd_mayweather_manny_pacquaio_belt_photos_launchHere it is ... the $1 million emerald-studded WBC championship belt that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will be fighting for on May 2nd ... in addition to their $100-million + paychecks! 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... the World Boxing Council commissioned the belt when the fight was announced .. and adorned it with 3,000 real miniature emeralds. 

The belt was revealed at a WBC event in Mexico -- and will make its way to Vegas this week ... escorted by a private security team.

#Swag

Bruce Jenner

Cops Hunt Down Renegade Paparazzi

4/21/2015 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0421-main-bruce-jenner-fame-01L.A. County Sheriff's deputies paid a visit to Bruce Jenner's Malibu house Tuesday ... then went on the hunt for the paparazzi who have been perched on a nearby hillside and taking aim with telephoto lenses.

It's illegal for photogs to use telephoto lenses to invade the private spaces of the people they're shooting.  

The photographers took pics of Jenner earlier in the day that were being peddled around town. They've also taken pics over the last week from the same perch and Bruce has confronted them. He said he would call the cops if they came back. Tuesday Bruce made good on his promise.

Bruce could, if he wants, probably get a restraining order against the photogs. He could sue them as well. 

C. Thomas Howell

Volleyball is 'DEAD'

And It Ain't Comin' Back!

4/21/2015 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The party has gotta end sometime ... and for the sport of volleyball, it's LIGHTS OUT  ... so says C. Thomas Howell -- who starred in one of the most famous volleyball movies ever! 

Howell -- who starred in "Side Out" twenty five years ago -- was leaving LAX when he told us the sport bit the dust in the '90s ... along with Walkmen and pagers.

BTW, Howell's "Side Out" co-star Peter Horton went on to become a big deal in Hollywood ... producing a ton of stuff ... including "Grey's Anatomy." 

Dig that. 

L.A. Clippers

Got Lakers Permission

For Locker Room Takeover

4/21/2015 12:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0421-lakers-clippers-staples-getty-01The Clippers aren't trolling the Lakers by turning the team locker room into an owners lounge for the NBA playoffs -- they asked the team for permission and got it ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

There were rumblings that the Clips were trying to diss Laker Nation by using their space at Staples Center as Steve Ballmer's personal hangout area ... since the Clips are still playing and the Lakers didn't even come close to the playoffs. 

But it just ain't the case -- at least according to Staples Center honcho Lee Zeidman who tells us there was an arrangement made before the 1st playoff game. 

"The team inquired about using the Lakers locker room as a space for the Clippers owner. The Lakers gracefully granted use."

He continued, "People are trying to make something out of this, as if the Clippers are pissing off the Lakers by using their locker room. That's not true at all. We'd never use the Lakers space without asking the team."

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Texans Cheerleading Team

You Like Twins?

Well, We Got Em!

4/21/2015 11:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0421_houston_texans_cheerleaders_twins_launchThe Houston Texans have somehow found a way to combine two things guys love -- football and twins -- and they've done it in the best possible way.

The Houston Texans Cheerleading Team is about to head out on location to shoot their new calendar in Puerto Rico, so naturally they snapped a few photos of the girls to get ready. 

The team did a photo shoot of the 13 girls chosen for the 12 months, with one lucky month getting extra attention in the form of a pair of redheads who are new to the team. 

It's safe to say they made a doubly good impression.

Kylie Jenner

Lip Challenge Gone Wrong

People Are Pissed And Seriously Injured

4/21/2015 11:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Kylie Jenner Challengeupdate_graphic_red_barKylie finally responded to the trend, tweeting, "I'm not here to try & encourage people/young girls to look like me or to think this is the way they should look … I want to encourage people/young girls like me to be YOURSELF & not be afraid to experiment w your look."update_grey_gray_barThe #kyliejennerchallenge has caused some of Kylie Jenner's super fans big problems ... and it's not just their giant lips.

It was bound to happen ... a day after the hashtag blew up online, complaints and pics of disturbing injuries from pissed fans who pushed the limits are now flooding social media.

Before you search #KylieJennerChallengeGoneWrong we have to warn you ... some of the injuries are EXTREMELY GRAPHIC ... ranging from simple bruises to extensive trauma requiring hospitalization.

Keep in mind Kylie never asked anyone to plump up but some of the results have been painful to say the least. Some recent tweets include ... "my lips bleeding and they hurt like hell" and "god help my lips."

Sherri Shepherd

Judge Says ...

You ARE the Mother!!!

4/21/2015 11:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Sherri Shepherd has lost her epic battle with her soon to be ex-husband ... she's officially listed as the mother of the child who was born via surrogate ... TMZ has learned.

Shepherd and her estranged husband, Lamar Sally, have been battling in court since the child's birth in August and it's been all about the moolah. Sherri claims she was tricked into having the child with Sally and therefore has no connection or responsibility to the child.

A Pennsylvania just begged to differ, ruling her Hancock belongs on the birth cert.

Lamar says he's ecstatic with the ruling telling TMZ, "I want her to go on television and apologize the same way that she went on there and accused me of being a gold digger and tricking her into having a baby."

We're told Shepherd was a no-show at the hearing,

The two still need to meet in front of a judge in L.A. to sort out the child support situation. He wants her to help take care of the child.

Tim Tebow

God's An Eagles Fan

...Say Philly Pastors

4/21/2015 9:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0420-tim-tebow-cross-religion-GETTY-01Eagles fans, stock the bubbly ... 'cause a bunch of local Philadelphia pastors tell us with the signing of Tim Tebow ... the team gained a very powerful ally ... GOD!! 

TMZ Sports spoke with 5 church officials who rep 7 churches in Philly... and the sentiment was universal ... Tebow's faith -- and relationship with God -- will have a HUGE impact on the Eagles. 

Here are some of the highlights ... 

-- Rev. Bill Golderer (Broad Street Ministries) -- "Our legacy [as Eagles fans] has been over 50 years of futility. Tebow's close to God, so we wouldn't have to sell our soul to the devil to win a Super Bowl."

-- Rev. Safford (Christ Church) -- "Having a faith-based person with the Eagles can only help the team."

-- Pastor Kent Jacobs (Epic Church) -- "We love Tim. He's awesome! Everyone needs people to encourage them and he's that type of guy. So he'll help the locker room."

One church official says his congregation is PUMPED too -- "I got a call last night. I thought a parish member was in the hospital, but it was just someone telling me we signed Tebow."

UFC's Michael Bisping

Hey, Wanderlei Silva ...

Oral Me!

4/21/2015 8:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

UFC stud Michael Bisping wants to have a Bill Clinton, Monica Lewinsky relationship with Wanderlei SIlva -- and yesterday, he formally invited his former rival to play the role of Monica.

Bisping was out in L.A. promoting his fight with C.B. Dollaway at UFC 186 ... when we brought up his old nemesis Silva -- who was banned from the UFC for life for ducking drug tests.

First, he called Silva a moron.

Then he called him another word for wiener.

And for his finale, he invited Mr. Silva to 3rd base. 

Enjoy. 

Houston Family

Bobbi Kristina Breathing On Her Own ...

Browns Were Right

4/21/2015 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The Houston family is now changing their tune, saying Bobbi Kristina is OFF life support, but they continue to maintain there's no real hope for recovery.

The Houston family now tells TMZ, Bobbi Kristina is breathing without the assistance of a ventilator. They say, "According to the doctors she's breathing on her own but the trach has to stay."

But the family still maintains Bobbi Kristina has "global and irreversible brain damage and remains unresponsive."

It appears the Houston and Brown families have different ideas about how to handle the prospect of long term care ... something that is now a real possibility. 

Candace Cameron-Bure

Stoked for 'Fuller House'

And Possible Olsen Twins Sighting

4/21/2015 8:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Stephanie Tanner, D.J. Tanner, and Kimmy Gibbler are back, and Candace Cameron-Bure is gushing about the "Full House" reboot -- but the big question ... will there be an Olsen twins reunion?

John Stamos confirmed the big news on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and Cameron-Bure echoed his excitement when our photog spotted her Monday in Pacific Palisades.  

Candace said other former cast members will make guest appearances, but as for Mary-Kate and/or Ashley? She says nothing's signed yet, but check out CCB's response ... the wheeling and dealing has begun.

Your 10-year-old self cannot wait!

Candace Cameron on Jarret Stoll:

'Anyone Who Does Drugs Is Dumb'

4/21/2015 7:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

On a very special episode of "Full House" ... D.J. warns against the dangers of hard drugs! 

Candace Cameron-Bure -- who's married to ex-NHL star Valeri Bure -- was out in L.A. with her hockey-fan family Monday when we asked about Jarret Stoll's Vegas drug arrest

"I think anyone that does drugs is dumb," Cameron-Bure said ... "but that's the chance you take when you do that stuff." 

Danny Tanner would be proud ... 

Cue lesson-giving music ... fade to black ... roll credits. 

Warren Sapp's Escorts

He Tackled Us

... After Naked Altercation

4/21/2015 6:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The two escorts in Warren Sapp's hotel room told police ... it wasn't just a big 'ol naked dance party -- Warren was aggressive and violent ... and TACKLED the girls when they tried to leave. 

TMZ Sports obtained footage of the two escorts -- Britney Osbourne and Quying Boyd -- speaking with police moments after cops arrived to Sapp's hotel in Phoenix on Feb. 2nd. 

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Both women told cops they tried to leave the hotel room after a dispute over money -- but Sapp flipped out ... with Boyd saying, "He tackled us together. That's why my leg hurts."

Sapp denied "laying a hand" on either woman -- though he does acknowledge there was a dispute. 

Warren was later charged with two counts of assault and one count of soliciting prostitution. If convicted, he faces up to six months in jail.

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