The end result will have you seeing red!
Breaks Out the Chopper
... For Valentine's Day
2/16/2015 7:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The two took to the skies for a little romantic V-Day getaway over the weekend ... and made sure to take a few mid-flight selfies along the way.
Sidenote -- Vanessa's earrings ... damn.
Legend has it, Kobe has been using the 'copter for years to go from his home in Orange County to the Staples Center in L.A. so he can beat freeway traffic.
But with his season over, it's good to see Kobe's still finding use for his favorite method of travel.
TMZ's Last Minute
Valentine's Day Cards
PRINT YOUR OWN!
2/14/2015 1:48 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
If you're anything like us you probably waited until the last minute to get that special someone a Valentine's Day card and now you're in the dog house -- but fear not -- we went ahead and did the hard work for you!
Check out our awesome collection of V-Day cards and when you find the one perfect for your loved one ... click on the link to download a printable version -- and just like that you're back in action!
**For extra cool points lie and say you made it yourself ... that kinda stuff always helps you get lucky!**
49ers Star Antoine Bethea
Valentine's Day Do's And Don'ts
... From A Super Bowl Champ
2/14/2015 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
All the fellas looking to get their ladies in the mood this Valentine's day, we at TMZ Sports got you covered ... 'cause 3-time NFL Pro Bowler Antoine Bethea is here to play "Love Doctor" to all of your questions.
You gotta hear Antoine break the game down ... he talks champagne, rose petals, hand made cards and even let's us in on what the ladies should be doing for the guys on V-Day.
FYI -- Seeing "Fifty Shades Of Grey" is not mentioned anywhere ... there's a reason for that.
James Harden's My Valentine
We Might Bang On V-Day
2/13/2015 11:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Starting the All-Star game is now second on the list of things James Harden could be doing this weekend ... 'cause Amber Rose just told the world she might give him the best V-Day gift ever ... dat ass.
Amber was on Power 105's "The Breakfast Club" where she was asked about a rumored relationship with the NBA star ... and fessed up to having a "special friendship."
But the rub ... Amber says their relationship has NOT turned physical. Or in her words, "I haven't got the 'D' yet."
Of course the "Breakfast Club" gang pressed her on when it might happen, and Amber said the words that made James' heart pound more than any NBA game ever has.
"Valentine's day is tomorrow ... if he acts right."
James, for men everywhere living vicariously through you ... don't screw this up.
... In Bloody Fight w/ Son
1/15/2015 7:28 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Wrestling legend Kevin Nash is officially off the hook in the Christmas Eve brawl with his son -- after cops determined "Big Sexy" wasn't the one who started the fight.
We broke the story ... both 55-year-old Kevin and his 18-year-old son Tristen were arrested at the family home in Florida after an allegedly drunken Tristen got physical with Kev.
According to the police report, Kevin took Tristen down to the ground hard after Tristen spit in his face. Tristen claimed Kev used his signature choke-slam move and caused him to black out.
But now officials tells TMZ Sports the State Attorney's office investigated the incident and determined "Mr. Kevin Nash was not the primary aggressor in this situation and that criminal charges should not be filed against him."
As for Tristen ... officials say he's not in the clear -- they're still investigating his role in the fight.
We spoke with Kevin's attorney Michael Politis who tells us, "Kevin is very relieved this got done quickly because of his career with the WWE and his potential induction into the Hall of Fame."
"He didn't want to be placed in the same category as -- for example -- the NFL player who punched his wife in the elevator."
SHAQ'S OUT FOR REVENGE
... After Xmas Tree Attack
1/13/2015 6:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
You remember the incident ... Smith tossed Shaq into a tree on the set of "Inside the NBA" ... leaving the Big Fella flat on his ass covered in broken branches.
"I thought it would be funny ... but I didn't know it was gonna be THAT funny," Smith said.
As for Shaq's revenge, Kenny says he knows it's coming -- it's just a matter of time.
Stop Hatin' ...
The Pic's Legit And I Got Proof
1/9/2015 10:11 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Shut it ... rapper Lil Boosie has video proof for all the haters who say he Photoshopped the XMAS hangout sesh with his kids.
As TMZ previously reported ... Boosie took a lot of heat this week. He's adamantly denied doctoring pics of himself to make it look like he'd spent Christmas with his kids. This video makes it clear ... he was truth-telling.
Boosie's clearly laying in the same position and the kid -- Michael Jordan Hatch -- is striking the same pose ... and the rest of the kids? They're in the room showing dad love too.
What you got now, Internet?
I Was With My Kids on XMAS
Pic is NOT Photoshopped
1/9/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Boosie posted the pic last week featuring 4-year-old Michael Jordan ... and a lot of people thought it just didn't look real.
We're told it was taken by a professional photog ... which is why the lighting looks better than normal. But Boosie insists the kid was front and center with him at his New Orleans digs. He says 6 of his other bambinos were there as well.
Still, we gotta ask ...
... I Got Married!
1/6/2015 3:06 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
According to our sources, Luda popped the question to long time GF Eudoxie during the day ... then took her out to dinner at a Georgia restaurant. When they returned home, a wedding dress was draped over a piece of furniture.
This was all a surprise to Eudoxie, but she was game so they got married on the spot. A few friends and family members were there to celebrate.
BTW ... Luda's mom picked out the dress, and Eudoxie had no objections.
They blew out of town a day or so later for their honeymoon in Costa Rica.
Cool NYE Reunion
... Plus James Franco?
1/1/2015 11:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
It was Franco who posted the pic to the world, captioning it, "HAPPY GODFATHER NEW YEAR!!!!!"
Franco recently became friends with Francis' granddaughter, Gia Coppola, and even spent Christmas with the family.
He's tight with guy who made "The Godfather" ... no wonder North Korea hates his guts.
Merry Ex-Mas ...
With Paula Patton
12/29/2014 11:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Robin looked like the most popular guy at the holiday fest thrown at Paula's house -- and her cousin posted photos of the singer all buddy-buddy with everyone in the fam. Except Paula.
A source close to Robin tells us it was totally normal for Paula to invite Robin because of their kid, Julian. But c'mon -- look at the photos -- it's not normal for her family to show him so much love.
As for Thicke's current GF April Love Geary -- she was NOT his plus one at Paula's crib. There are limits to forgiveness. Even at Christmas.
12/27/2014 8:11 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
No pants? No problem.
Michael Phelps -- who just finished up a stint at a rehab center -- brought a 6-pack to Christmas.
The Olympic swimmer and his girlfriend Nicole Johnson (Miss California 2010) spent the holiday together ... along with some friends and posed for a hilarious pic.
Phelps posted the pic on Instagram and wrote, "Yep.... I forgot my pjs for the pjs party .... Oops."
Phelps and Johnson have been on and off for years ... but it's pretty obvious they're back on now.