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Hank Baskett

Transgender Mistress

Attacked by Kendra Fans

4/29/2015 5:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar12:30 PM PST -- TMZ spoke with London's alleged attacker Blake Tinsley who tells us he never touched the mistress and the whole thing started when she smacked him in the face with her hair while walking by ... Blake says it was a friend of his who stood up for him and the two traded blows.update_grey_gray_barThe transgender female who claimed she had a relationship with Hank Baskett is filing a police report, saying she was attacked in a gay bar by Kendra Wilkinson fans who were out for revenge.

Ava London is currently telling Modesto Police that she was inside a gay bar called Climax when a man and a woman attacked her. She says they pummeled her and pulled her weave out, screaming she was a "homewrecker" and a "ho."

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Hank's camp has acknowledged he "hung out with" with Ava. 

The guy who took credit for the attack posted the above video of the aftermath and wrote, "LOL, the #husbandf***er Ava got told she's a hoe today and she/he went crazy."

The guy actually admits the attack saying, "After she flipped her fake-ass hair in my face and after i was being held by security my girl Tee Tee beat the s*** outs her."

Brittney Griner & Fiancee

Recruited By 'Couples Therapy'

... You Need Serious Help

4/29/2015 4:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The host of VH1's "Couples Therapy" says she desperately wants to get WNBA star Brittney Griner and her fiancee Glory Johnson on the show ... telling TMZ Sports they "need a hell of a lot of work."

Both Brittney and Glory were arrested last week for attacking each other in their AZ home -- and Dr. Jenn Berman says the show would be the perfect place for them to work out their issues before they tie the knot. 

Dr. Berman -- a former rape and domestic violence counselor -- also says domestic violence is a serious problem in the gay and lesbian community because they tend to hide it more often. 

"There's a lot of shame in the gay community when there is domestic violence because there is a kind of a sense of 'Hey, we've been fighting to be recognized as a couple and now we have this?!'"

Berman also offers the couple advice -- but says she could be most effective if Griner and Johnson agree to get her help in person ... on Season 6. 

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Mayweather vs Pacquiao

Honey, I Shrunk The Fight

4/29/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao is the main event but even the under, under ... UNDER card has some big names -- in the little boxing world, anyway. 

"Mini Pretty Boy Money" and "Mini Pacman" went at it in the MGM Grand lobby on Monday ... not far from the full-size ring the resort is using to promote Saturday's huge bout.

You gotta see the stare down between the fighters -- absolutely menacing ... said no one.

But get this ... the ultra flyweights will really fight on Saturday night at Beacher's Madhouse and tickets ain't cheap. For $1500 you get to see Floyd and Manny on closed circuit, and then after that ... Mini Money and Mini Pac will go at it live. 

Our money's on a TKO (Tiny Knock Out). 

Lil Wayne

Major Beef in Club

Before Bus Shooting

4/28/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0427-lil-wayne-tmz-01The search for suspects in the Lil Wayne tour bus shooting might lead back to the Atlanta nightclub where he performed that night ... and a heated showdown he had with audience members. 

Sources in Compound Nightclub this weekend say Weezy got into it with several people in the crowd. It's unclear what was said to spark the dispute, but we're told Wayne was hot as fish grease during part of his performance. 

We're told club security eventually booted the hecklers, but just to be safe ... Wayne got extra protection while leaving the club and getting onto his tour bus.

As we reported .. the shooting went down minutes after the bus left the club.

Police have no suspects yet -- and continue to investigate -- but the near-melee could be a clue. 

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WNBA's Brittney Griner

Wedding Is Still On

... After Dom. Violence Arrests

4/25/2015 11:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0425-britney-griner-fiance-instagram-01WNBA stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson are NOT cancelling their wedding ... despite the fact they were both arrested for domestic violence this week ... but say they are actively "seeking help."

As we previously reported, the two -- who are set to be married on May 8th -- were busted at their home in Arizona after cops say they attacked each other during a heated argument.

Now, Johnson has issued a statement ... accompanied with a pic of the two looking chummy ... saying, "WE'RE OK! @brittneygriner and I are home, injury-free, and still wedding planning!"

"We know we must set better examples, even during the most trying times, and we are EXTREMELY sorry for all the negative attention we brought to ourselves, our family, and the league."

"We are actively seeking help in order to do BETTER."

"Thanks for all the Love, Support, and Prayers that were sent our way. #LoveLife #StillBlessed."

Brittney Griner & Fiancee

WE'RE NOT BREAKING UP ...

After Dom. Violence Arrests

4/23/2015 3:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0423_Brittney-Griner_glory_johnson_gettyWNBA superstar Brittney Griner says her engagement to Glory Johnson is STILL ON ... despite their domestic violence arrests this morning ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Griner's attorney David Michael Cantor tells us ... "The last few months have been an extremely stressful time for Brittney and Glory. They will continue to work through these hardships together."

As we previously reported, both Griner and Johnson -- who's also in the WNBA -- were arrested for assault in Arizona this week after cops say they attacked each other during a heated argument. 

The couple has been engaged since last year and are scheduled to get married on May 8th. 

Griner's attorney did not say if the two will be pushing back the wedding date in light of the arrests -- but says the two are determined to "handle this family matter."

Cantor adds, "Glory and Brittney sincerely apologize for the distraction this has caused their families, respective teams, the WNBA, sponsors and fans."

WNBA's Brittney Griner & Fiancee

Arrested for Assault

Allegedly Attacked Each Other [Update]

4/23/2015 7:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

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update_graphic_red_bar9:06 AM PT -- According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, Brittney told cops the two had been fighting for days and were having serious "relationship issues."

As for the specific incident, cops say there were several people at the home when Brit and Glory began to argue -- and the fight turned physical. 

Cops say Brittney admitted to throwing a dog bowl at the wall -- and then the two began fighting.

Glory's sister eventually called police because people "couldn't get them pulled apart" and she didn't want anyone to get hurt.

When cops arrived, officers say Brittney had several cuts -- and a bite wound. Glory was bleeding from the lip.

The WNBA says it's actively investigating the incident. update-grey-gray-barWNBA superstar Brittney Griner -- and her WNBA star fiancee Glory Johnson -- were both arrested for allegedly attacking each other in Phoenix yesterday ... TMZ Sports has learned.  

Law enforcement sources tell us cops were called to Griner's home around 4:30 PM on Wednesday -- after receiving a call about a domestic dispute between the two women. 

When cops arrived, we're told officers observed "minor physical injuries" on both Brittney and Glory. 

Both women were arrested and booked by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office for assault and disorderly conduct. Griner and Johnson were released around 4 AM on Thursday. 

Griner plays for the Phoenix Mercury.

The two got engaged last August and had been planning to get married next month in Phoenix. No word if the wedding is still on. 

Glory and Brittney had been gushing about each other on social media in the days before the arrest.

In fact, Brit posted a pic of the two kissing on Tuesday with the caption: "EveryDay Every Second! I fall for you like I fell way back before I had the nerves to even approach you! My Queen My Rock My Universe!"

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The Game

Cops and I Don't Mix Well

4/19/2015 7:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The Game is in chill mode, temporarily hanging up his basketball jersey and definitely staying clear of cops on the court.

Game's had his troubles lately on the hardwood ... he punched an off-duty cop during a game last month after the 2 got into it.  The cop sued, and Game allegedly attacked a member of the team that served him with the lawsuit.  Police are also investigating the incident.

He makes it clear he's had his problems with cops ... not all of them, but certainly some.  Game acknowledges some cops are good, but he has a game plan when he gets close to those who aren't.

Team Mayweather

Disses Pacquiao

Over Mayweather Punching Bag

4/19/2015 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0416_mayweather_speed_bag_insatgramFloyd Mayweather's camp has a message for Manny Pacquiao -- enjoy your "Mayweather" punching bag while you can ... 'cause it's the ONLY way you're gonna beat up on Floyd's face. 

The bag was a gift from boxing super fan and legendary attorney Robert Shapiro (from O.J. Simpson fame) ... who commissioned the piece from a popular artist. 

We spoke with a bunch of guys from The Money Team who tell us Floyd got a good laugh out of the bag -- but made one thing clear, it's only fueling Floyd's anti-Pacquiao fire. 

As for the artist ... Gena Milanesi tells TMZ Sports the bag's not just for show -- the artwork has been coated with a special varnish so it can take whatever beating. 

UFC's Luke Rockhold

Steven Seagal Wrecked Me

... w/ Famed 'Death Touch'

4/18/2015 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Steven Seagal nearly ended Luke Rockhold's fighting career earlier this year -- when he executed his legendary "death touch" on the UFC fighter ... who admits, "He put me on notice!!!"

Rockhold -- who's fighting Lyoto Machida at "UFC Fight Night" Saturday -- told us all about the run in with Seagal in Vegas back in January ... where he got straight up OWNED! 

FYI -- Seagal is no joke, the guy is a real life martial arts expert -- a 7th-dan black belt in Aikido. 

Check out the pic below -- you can tell by Luke's face, he wasn't messin' around!!! 

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Michael Lohan

Desperate 911 Call

I'm Being Attacked ... By My Wife!

4/17/2015 3:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Michael Lohan hysterically called 911 as his infant and toddler screamed in the background ... pleading for cops to come and arrest his wife. 

TMZ broke the story ... Kate Major Lohan allegedly pummeled Michael after she came home drunk Thursday. When cops arrived, she claimed Michael also hit her, and when cops couldn't see any injuries on her body, they say she began scratching herself. Kate was arrested

During the 911 call Michael ticks off Kate's rap sheet and her choice of drugs.  

The audio speaks for itself. It's like a soap opera.

Kate Major Lohan

Arrested for Attacking Michael Lohan

in Drunken Rage

4/17/2015 5:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

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Kate Major Lohan had an alcohol relapse and then drunkenly attacked husband Michael Lohan ... so say cops who cuffed and arrested her. 

Law enforcement tells us Michael called Boca Raton police at 7:02 PM Thursday, claiming Kate had struck him. He told cops Kate came home after picking up some dinner and was visibly drunk. 

Michael says they squabbled, and it eventually turned physical. He told cops he wasn't wearing a shirt and she scratched him down his back. 

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According to the report, when police arrived Kate was visibly intoxicated and smelled of alcohol. The officer described her speech as slurred, her eyes blood shot and glossy, and her face red and flushed.  

The officer says Kate admitted she'd been drinking, then ranted about nonsense. Kate then claimed Michael accused her of cheating and provoked her into a fight.

Kate also claimed Michael grabbed her by the throat. But according to the officer, she had no visible injuries. And get this ... she then "scratched her throat area in an attempt to create red marks."

Officers hauled Kate in to the Palm Beach County Jail and booked her for battery.

She's currently in custody and is scheduled to go before a judge at 9:00 AM ET. 

Michael Lohan is actually blaming ex-wife Dina and their ongoing child custody dispute. Michael tells TMZ, "At the end of the day, this is all because of what Dina is doing in court ... It affects Kate too, and like anyone with a drug or alcohol problem, when they can't handle the stress, they resort to drinking."

Kate and Michael got married in November and have two kids together. She recently served a few months behind bars after a DUI arrest (following a fight with Michael) triggered a probation violation stemming from a battery case in 2012 in which she allegedly attacked a police officer.

Police were also called to the couple's home in February of last year for an alleged domestic incident.

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Britt McHenry

Tow Truck Company Fires Back

'It's Your Own Damn Fault'

4/16/2015 4:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0416_britt-mchenry_advanced_twitterThe woman on the receiving end of Britt McHenry's impound lot tirade is praised by her bosses -- who say they're PROUD of the way the employee kept her cool amid the ESPN reporter's attacks. 

As we previously reported, McHenry exploded on the impound lot attendant -- calling her an unattractive, uneducated loser. It was nasty evil stuff. 

TMZ Sports spoke with the manager of Advanced Towing in Arlington, Virginia who says ... "It's unfortunate that [our employee] had to withstand that."

"It wasn't [our employee's fault] that Britt's car was towed. It's her own fault. She was in the wrong. That's why she was towed."

"Now people can see what really happened. Sometimes you have to own up to your own actions."

As for the employee, the manager says -- "She's the kind of person we try to employ here. She handled this the right way. She kept her cool the whole time."

Britt has since apologized and ESPN has suspended her for a week. 

So, how did the tow company feel about her punishment? 

"Honestly, it doesn't matter what happens to her. It's irrelevant to us."

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