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NFL's Odell Beckham Jr.

I'm a Model Now

Hits Runway With NFL Stars

1/29/2015 9:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Odell Beckham Jr. wants to bring plaid pants back -- and Wednesday night, he rocked 'em out on the runway at a NFL fashion show packed with huge stars. 

The NY Giants wide receiver rounded up guys like Browns superstar Joe Haden, Patrick Peterson from the Cardinals and Broncos stars Von Miller and Demaryius Thomas for the Elevee Lifestyle fashion show in Arizona. 

The crowd loved it -- screaming and yelling as the guys did their little turns on the catwalk ... and we got the footage! Check it out. 

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NFL Stars

DROPPING MAJOR $$$$

On Diamond & Gold Mouthpieces

1/29/2015 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Talk about putting your money where your mouth is ... pro athletes are now spending THOUSANDS of dollars to pimp out their mouthpieces with diamonds and gold ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

In fact, NBA star Nate Robinson is part of the "pimp your mouthpiece" movement -- and recently picked up a $5,300 customized mouthguard that's chock-full of real gold foil.

The man behind the piece is Dr. Michael Wright of "The WrightGuard" ... who tells us high-end custom protection is becoming a major trend with athletes in a variety of sports ... from hoops to football and boxing.

In fact, Wright says he was recently approached by a NFL star who's playing in the Super Bowl (Wright says he can't reveal the player's ID) ... who requested a mouthpiece with some massive diamonds flanking the front.

"The Super Bowl athlete brought his own diamonds," Wright says ... "I don't know how many carats, but they were huge."

Wright says his mouthpieces are just as functional as they are flossy -- and says he has a special 3-layer process to make sure the gold, silver and/or diamonds are sealed in a way that it won't harm the user. 

Wright says he's gotten some crazy requests from some of his athletes -- some people want team logos others want their Twitter handles -- and says team reps sometimes oversee the process to make sure the mouthpiece complies with uniform standards. 

With so much customization at the pro level (mouthguards, cleats, etc) ... keep an eye out for the platinum diamond-encrusted jockstrap in the future. 

#OnlyAMatterOfTime

Brittney Griner & Glory Johnson

Say Yes to the

Very, Very Tall Dress

1/27/2015 10:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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012715_brittney_griner_tlc_launch Engaged WNBA stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson are 6'8" and 6'3" respectively, so when it came time to find a wedding gown ... they needed help from the folks at "Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta."

And it wasn't easy. According to our sources, it will actually be Johnson who will be wearing the dress ... while Griner will go with a suit.

During the taping of the episode, set to air Friday on TLC, we're told Glory had to try on a bunch of dresses to find one that fits right ... cause most brides didn't average 9.2 rebounds/game last season.

We're told even though Brittney won't be wearing a gown, she was very active in helping to pick one out ... which is more help than most women get.

Derek Jeter

Escapes East Coast Blizzard ...

Bringing Back Ripped Jeans

1/27/2015 7:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

012715_derek_jeter_launch_v2While most of the East Coast was hunkering down in the blizzard, NY Yankees legend Derek Jeter wasn't even rockin' a coat -- strollin' around Bev Hills in a pair of ripped jeans like it was '86 all over again. 

Jeter's out in L.A. (we're told he's taking meetings with some Hollywood people) -- and Monday night we ran into #2 on his way out of Mastro's Steakhouse. 

FYI -- apparently, distressed jeans are "in" ... at least according to GQ and Women's Wear Daily, which recently published an article saying: 

"After a few years of dark denim dominance, it's only natural that distressed denim would reenter the game with rips and tears galore."

Def Leppard is so happy right now ... 

Beyonce

Scares the Crap Out of Etsy

Don't Screw with My Name!

1/23/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Beyonce threatened a company that came perilously close to using her name to hawk mugs ... and guess what you can't buy anymore?

Etsy -- a craft website that's a cross between eBay and Pinterest -- was hawking Feyonce mugs. They became a thing ... when someone got engaged lots of people went to the website and bought the happy couple mugs to celebrate the occasion.

The singer felt the pun was more than coincidental -- right down to the accent on the last "e" -- so her lawyers fired off a letter to the company crying foul ... and then threatening them.

Etsy got the message and took the items off the artist's online shop. But all is not well. Etsy still has other feyonce items on its site, including clothing and glassware. And these items are selling big.

Warning: Bey don't play.

Richard Pryor

Don't Toy With His Image

Wife Sues Over Tees

1/20/2015 5:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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A t-shirt company stole Richard Pryor's swag ... according to a suit filed by the late great comic's widow.

Jennifer Lee Pryor says Fret Shirt -- a company that specializes in irreverent tees -- used a pic of Pryor emblazoned with the word "Swag" ... but did so without her permission. Now she's suing to stop production on the line, and get her piece of the profits.

In the docs ... Pryor is demanding they shell out $5 mil in damages.

It's hardly necessary, but Jennifer boasts about Richard's accolades in the suit ... pointing out he won 5 Grammys and an Emmy during his legendary career.

Her point -- Pryor was definitely swag ... you just gotta pay for it.

'24'

Watch Co. Sues Fox

You Really Ticked Us Off!

1/19/2015 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Fox is being sued by a watch company that made a deal to produce special "24" timepieces ... a deal which turned into a financial disaster. 

The U.S. Agency Watch Company claims Fox was asleep at the wheel in providing a style guide and approving watch designs branded specifically for "24." The company claims Fox dragged it's feet for months, and by the time they finally got approval they couldn't meet their production deadline.
 
They say as a result 15,000 orders had to be cancelled.

On the bright side, we're thinking the watches that were actually produced may become collector's items and more valuable.

Sounds like Jack Bauer needed just a few more minutes.

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Marshawn Lynch

NFL Puts Its Foot Down

... Over Gold Cleats

1/18/2015 12:41 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0116-SUB-marshawn-lynch-golden-shoes-tmz-sports-01Well that sucks.

The NFL essentially pulled the plug on Marshawn Lynch's plan to wear 24k gold cleats during today's NFC championship game ... threatening to EJECT the running back if he sported them on the field.

We broke the story ... Lynch had hooked up with famous cleat artist SolesBySir and ordered up a pair of the flashy cleats which are worth around $1,100.

But according to Jay Glazer, the league didn't approve -- and told Lynch that he wouldn't be allowed to play since the cleats didn't conform to the NFL's uniform code.

Ultimately, Lynch backed down (he essentially had no choice) and threw on league-approved pair of shoes instead.

#NoFunLeague

Lisa Rinna

Her Face, Her Body, and Her Closet ...

Haven't Changed in 10 Years!

1/15/2015 10:27 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Lisa Rinna Same DressLisa Rinna abides by the motto, "If ain't broke, don't fix it!" -- because she attended two parties ... 10 years apart ... in the exact same dress!!!  

Care to venture a guess which photo was taken over the weekend and which was taken in 2005?



If you said the photo on the LEFT is the more recent one ... you are correct!

If you've got a good tailor and an even better surgeon ... you'll never want for anything else in this town.

Byron Scott Divorce

Wife Demands Baller Lifestyle

I Can't Live Without My Gucci!

1/15/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0113_BYRON_SCOTT_AND_WIFE_gettyShe lived the Gucci lifestyle before the divorce ... and now Byron Scott's wife is demanding the Gucci lifestyle AFTER the split too -- telling a judge the Lakers coach needs to pay up so she can continue to live like a BOSS!

We broke the story ... Byron filed for divorce from his college sweetheart Anita Scott last year after 29 years of marriage -- right before he signed a $17 million contract with the Lakers.

But Anita says they were living large way before the Lakers gig -- and in new court docs obtained by TMZ Sports, she spells out why Scott needs to open up his checkbook.

Here's a sample of the life Anita says she was accustomed to during her marriage to Byron: 

BALLER MANSIONS 
-- Anita says the couple lived in several insane cribs over the years (8 bedroom pad in NJ, 7 bedroom house in New Orleans, swanky 4 bedroom penthouse in Cleveland). 

BALLER SHOPPING SPREES 
-- Anita says she "regularly" bought clothes from Chanel, Gucci, Prada and Louis Vuitton ... with no specific dollar limit. 

BALLER HAIR 
-- Anita says she dropped at least $600 every six weeks for hair upkeep ... and $500-per-month on manis, pedis and massages. Plus another $400-per-month on facials and "other personal maintenance."

BALLER VACATIONS
-- The Bahamas. Once a year. First class airfare. Suites at top-rated resorts. Oh, and they'd often pay for additional family members to join along. 

Anita says she needs spousal support asap, since she doesn't have a job and is living in a cramped 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom condo in Culver City which is "not comparable to the lavish and spacious homes we purchased during the marriage." 

#RichPeopleProblems

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Justin Bieber

Special Delivery

Here's My Package!

1/14/2015 12:33 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Justin Bieber ShirtlessJustin Bieber seems fed up with the snipers who claim his Calvin Klein ads are Photoshopped where it counts ... so he did what he had to do to make a point.

Biebs posted the photo Wednesday afternoon with the caption, "Photoshop lol" -- but, as we say in the law, res ipsa loquitur ... the thing speaks for itself.

As TMZ first reported, Bieber's legal team threatened to sue a website that claimed to have an un-retouched photo of Biebs' CK ad ... that made him look much, much tinier ... both above and below the Equator. The site quickly pulled it down, but lots of people remained unconvinced.

We gotta ask ... who took the photo?

Taylor Swift & Lorde

And We'll Never Be

... Hikers?

1/14/2015 6:58 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0114-taylor-swift-lorde-akmgsiTaylor Swift and Lorde donned their favorite pair of mom-approved jean shorts as they enjoyed an afternoon hike Tuesday afternoon in Los Angeles. 

Apparently on this particular day, they craved a different kind of buzz.

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Justin Bieber

Retraction Victory

He's Hunky and He's Packing

1/10/2015 9:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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It only took a matter of hours before the website that posted a GIF making it appear Calvin Klein artificially endowed Justin Bieber with muscles and genitalia folded like a cheap suit.

TMZ broke the story ... Justin's legal team fired off a threatening letter to BreatheHeavy.com, demanding a retraction after the site posted a GIF making it appear that Bieber was way scrawnier and "smaller" than the Calvin Klein photo would suggest.

BreatheHeavy just caved and you can literally feel the fear. The site says, "Bieber denies the photo is real, and I respect that and will believe him."

But the site didn't stop there, quoting Bieber's personal trainer ... who said, "I can definitely confirm that he is a well-endowed guy. I sound weird saying that, but yes.”

Breatheheavy has removed the GIF and not only apologized to the Biebs ... but also to the blood thirsty Beliebers.

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