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NFL's Mike Tolbert Pays Car Shop $3,900 In Coins Cops Called In Bill Dispute (Update)

9/28/2016 6:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0928-mike-tolbert-getty-02update_graphic_red_bar8:00 AM PT -- TMZ Sports spoke with Tolbert who says he tried to pay with a check, but the shop said they would only take cash. 

So, he went to the bank and got the money ... in change. 

As for the dispute, Tolbert says he NEVER threatened anybody -- but says he firmly believes he was intentionally overcharged by more than $1,000 because he's an NFL player. 

Tolbert says his car still isn't running correctly and he'll be taking it to another shop for further repairs. 

One last thing ... Tolbert says the shop is slandering him -- and if they don't stop, he'll consider taking legal action. update-grey-gray-barHere's a jerk move -- Carolina Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert paid an auto shop $3,900 IN COINS after feuding with the owner over the price of a new motor.  

It all started when Tolbert went to Motion Lab Tuning to get some work done -- but MT says the place tried to rake him over the coals because "I'm a millionaire." He posted on Instagram calling the owner a crook. 

But the shop has now fired back in a Facebook post (likely written by the owner) -- claiming Mike was the real problem ... demanding free work because of his NFL status. 

The shop says the dispute got so intense, Mike and a friend threatened him -- so he called police and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD banned Tolbert from the property. 

However, that wasn't the end of the war ... the owner claims, "In a passive aggressive manner, [Tolbert] thought he would get the last laugh by paying in coins." 

"Pretty dumb really. All $3,900 in coins were easily identifiable as they came from a bank in boxes and perfectly counted out. I will say this, those coins will be taken in the boxes they came in and will be taken to a teller at BOA for deposit."

The worst part of the story -- the shop owner says, " I also have to break it to my son who is a fan of Mike Tolbert that he is a real scumbag that doesn't want to pay his bills."

[H/T Jalopnik]

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Miranda Kerr Snapchat Specs Are All the Rage!

9/27/2016 3:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Being engaged to the CEO of a giant tech company has its perks -- just ask Miranda Kerr ... who says she's already had a go at wearing Snapchat Spectacles. 

We got the Victoria's Secret Angel at LAX where she gave us her take on her fiance Evan Spiegel's new camera glasses, and Snapchat in general -- she's a fan ... obviously. 

Check out the clip ... she even riffs on Evan's new foe, Instagram Stories ... and it sounds like she uses it as she pleases, or at least, she can if she wants.

Iggy Azalea French Iced Me Up For $100k!!

9/24/2016 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0922-iggy-azalea-french-montana-diamond-rings-INSTAGRAM-01French Montana threw down stacks to bling out Iggy Azalea's digits ... TMZ has learned. 

Sources close to French tell us the rapper dropped about $100k on the 7 rings he gifted her earlier this week. The rings were crafted by celeb jeweler Iceman Nick, who's also done some expensive bedazzling for a bunch of other rappers.

The purchase did the trick. Iggy gave French a shout-out on Instagram, after weeks of denying they've hooked up. 

He also got Nick's blessing, not that he needed it. 

Kevin Garnett I'm Retiring... Farewell

9/23/2016 2:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kevin Garnett has decided to call it quits after 21 seasons in the NBA.

K.G. hit up Instagram ... and posted an emotional video saying "farewell" to his fans.

The 5th overall pick of the 1995 Draft, Garnett spent most of his career with the Wolves, and was the league MVP in 2004. He won an NBA title as a member of the Boston Celtics in 2008.

The Big Ticket was a 15 time All-Star ... and is a shoo-in for the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame.

Hardware aside, K.G. will go down as one of the best trash-talkers of all time ... after famous on-court (and off-court) feuds with Dwight Howard and Carmelo Anthony.

Here's to retirement!

Chris Brown Baby Mama's Treating Me Like Her Meal Ticket I'm No Deadbeat Dad

9/23/2016 7:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Brown says his baby mama, Nia Guzman, is exploiting his latest arrest in hopes of getting a little more money out of him.

Chris responded to the story TMZ broke about Nia filing a complaint with child services after the standoff with cops that led to his arrest for assault with a deadly weapon. 

They've repeatedly fought over child support and custody of 2-year-old Royalty, with Nia frequently coming up on the short end of the stick.

Since the arrest all Chris' visits with Royalty are monitored, still ... he insists he has the father thing down pat. 

Iggy Azalea French Montana's Weighing Me Down

9/22/2016 7:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0922-iggy-azalea-french-montana-diamond-rings-INSTAGRAM-01Iggy Azalea is warming up to French Montana ... with a little bit of ice.

Iggy posted a pic of her fingers enveloped in 7 diamond bands.

Iggy captioned the pic, "He told me pressure makes diamonds," and tagged the rapper and his jeweler, Iceman Nick.

Iggy's played coy up to this point, calling French a "friend," despite their makeout trip to Mexico a few weeks back ... but diamonds clearly make it official. 

She had to return the engagement ring she got from Nick Young, but doesn't seem like she's hurting in the carat department.

Chad Johnson's Daughter Little Miss Messi DOMINATING Kids In Youth Soccer

9/15/2016 5:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Forget Bo Jackson ... who cares about Deion Sanders ... Tim Tebow? PLEASE ... There's a new 2 sport athlete on the horizon ... Chad Johnson's daughter, Cha'iel ... who just picked up soccer.

AND SHE'S FREAKIN' GOOD.

You've heard Cha'iel's name before ... she's an absolute PHENOM on the track, having won a gold medal in the 800 meters at the Junior Olympics this past August.

Well, now she's trying soccer ... and from the looks of the video her dad posted to Instagram just now ... the domination shall continue ... you gotta watch as she torches the whole team and scores.

BTW -- We talked to Chad ... and he told us it was HER FIRST SOCCER GAME EVER. Sometimes, it's just in the blood.

Paris Jackson Tearful Plea to Cyberbullies Why So Much Hate?!

9/15/2016 6:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Paris Jackson broke down in tears over a wave of hatred she's receiving on the Internet ... and said it's the same thing she went through when she tried to commit suicide at 14.

In the raw, emotional video she wonders why there's "so much hatred in the world." She explained she'd quit social media after cyberbullying drove her to attempt killing herself ... but she returned and made her Instagram account public at the request of fans.

She acknowledges she's an "easy target" and understands she's not the only one going through this. Paris even references her friend Sofia Richie and the hate she's getting from Justin Bieber fans.

But 18-year-old Paris seems strong and defiant, pleading to bullies ... "When you say damaging things like that to people it f**** them up."

Kevin Federline The Rams Are Crap

9/13/2016 11:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0913_la_rams_new_home_instagram-3You know it's bad when Federleezy's takin' shots.

Analicia Chaves Beach Booty On Full Display

9/13/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0912_Analicia_Chaves_bikini_booty_sexy_photos_launchInstagram model Analicia Chaves got a little sand on her backside while enjoying a day at the beach. Luckily for her ... it was easy to rinse off.

Ana had fun in the sun and snapped a few bikini selfies at Playa Del Rey beach, and it's easy to see why the curvy model has more than a million followers ... baby got back!

Blac Chyna I Push Kanye Footwear ... Only Way Cheaper

9/12/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0909-yeezy-knockoffs-twitter-fashionnova-02Blac Chyna has no limits when it comes to hawking gear ... even if it's a total rip-off of the clothing line of her brother-in-law to be. 

Kanye unveiled his Yeezy Season 4 collection this week ... and just hours later Chyna posted an ad on her Instagram for some shiny boots from Fashion Nova -- and she gets $$$ to push their stuff. 

The boots are a dead ringer for Kanye's line. And here's the galling part for Kanye ... Chyna's kicks way undercut him ... $39 a pop, compared to Yeezy boots which run around $1k a pair.

Chyna deleted the post, as she sometimes does. We're guessing she might have gotten a call. 

We reached out to a rep at Fashion Nova, who hardly apologized, saying, "We look to the past, present and future for fashion trends ... at Fashion Nova we have great admiration for Kanye West as he is clearly a trend setter for both fashion and music." 

No shame in their game. 

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Dan Bilzerian Emojis Goat Sex a No-No For App Stores

9/2/2016 12:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0902_dan_bilzerian_emojis_launch_2Dan Bilzerian's outrageous lifestyle -- sex, chicks, guns and drugs -- made him Instagram's king of the bros, but it's too hot for the app world ... his new emojis have been shut down. For now.

As we first reported, Dan launched "Bilzerian's Blitzmoji" ... featuring some seriously over-the-top images -- Dan doing coke off a model's ass, Dan's pet goat and Dan's pet goat with models. We'd rather not say what the goat was doing.

Anyhow, the honchos at Apple and Google were not down with the illustration of drugs or bestiality, and stopped selling the 'Blitzmojis.'

We're told Bilzerian's team is making changes and will relaunch shortly with a more PG-13 version.

Sorry, bros. 

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