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Gilbert Arenas Sues Woman Your Lies Cost Me $10 Mil!

9/19/2018 4:08 PM PDT

Gilbert Arenas says the restraining order a woman got against him was based off straight-up manufactured bulls**t that cost him a boatload of money ... and he's fighting back in court.

Here's the deal ... a woman named Janelle Reeves -- who claims she dated Arenas -- got a restraining order against the NBA star in June.

Reeves claims Arenas took the breakup hard ... and harassed and tormented her -- and threatened to send explicit videos of her to her son.

The restraining order was eventually dismissed by the judge after Reeves was a no-show for court.

But, Arenas just ain't letting it go ... he's now filed a lawsuit against the woman claiming she fabricated the whole thing.

"Reeves created the false impression of supposedly having received threatening messages by making copies of various texts that she created and sent to herself."

As a result of the false allegations, Arenas says he was humiliated, lost his media gig at Yahoo Sports ... and suffered significant harm to his bottom line.

Significant ... as in 10 MILLION BUCKS!!

Floyd Mayweather Planning Comeback Fight In Tokyo ... Before Pacquiao Rematch

9/19/2018 11:37 AM PDT

Floyd Mayweather isn't jumping right back into the ring with Manny Pacquiao ... instead, he's taking a tune-up fight in Tokyo, with the big money Pacman rematch to follow ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Mayweather called out Manny last weekend, telling Pacquiao and the world he wanted to run back the 2015 superfight in December.

It looks like Floyd is adjusting course a bit ... 'cause sources close to TBE tell us he's actually eyeing 2 comeback fights ... starting with a massive boxing event in Tokyo. 

Couple of interesting points here ... we're told Floyd hasn't yet picked an opponent -- and he ain't just lookin' at boxers -- he's also checking out kickboxers and MMA fighters.

We're told Conor McGregor's name has not been mentioned.

Floyd knows a fight with Pacquiao would likely be more lucrative than a lesser-known opponent, but there's a long play in place ... give fans in Tokyo a big-time fight, and open up the Asian markets for a bevy of business interests -- including clothing and endorsements. 

There's no date set in stone just yet ... but word is New Year's Eve is the target, if he can secure a swaggy enough venue.

If all goes according to Floyd's plan, the Pacquiao fight would then follow sometime in 2019.


Larry Fitzgerald Buys Meals For Massive Crowd Donates $ to Cancer Patient

9/19/2018 12:16 PM PDT

As if you needed another reason to love Larry Fitzgerald ... the NFL superstar hit up a local restaurant and spotted the bill for a HUGE crowd -- and the reason behind the good deed is awesome!!

The Arizona Cardinals wide receiver hit up Casella's Italian Delicatessen in Scottsdale on Tuesday ... in an effort to raise money for the restaurant owner, who was diagnosed with cancer.

Fitzgerald told locals to show up from 12-5 PM for a meal on his dime ... while accepting donations for Joe Casella and his family.

Of course, Fitz drew a MASSIVE crowd ... and we're told so many people took Fitzgerald up on his offer, the line took more than 5 HOURS to get through.

No word on how much was raised for the Casella family ... but just by looking at the line, it was a big success.

Burt Reynolds Car Collection Could Fetch $1M!! ... at Vegas Auction

9/19/2018 11:55 AM PDT
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Die-hard Burt Reynolds fans down for a beer run to Texarkana and back in 28 hours can now do it with one of Burt's personal cars ... but it's gonna cost 'em a pretty penny.

The late actor's car collection is set to hit the auction block on Sept. 29 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Burt's personally-owned cars (titled and registered to Burt) are spectacular -- the 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am is a recreation of the iconic Pontiac in "Smokey and the Bandit."

There's also another '78 Trans Am that's a recreation from the one used in "Hooper" and an '84 Trans Am that was used to promote the USFL Tampa Bay Bandits, which Burt, of course, owned. It's not just Trans Ams though ... a 1987 Chevrolet R30 pickup's also up for grabs. It's a recreation for the one used in 'Cannonball Run.'

The entire lot's expected to fetch upwards of $1 million. They're truly special memorabilia ... the cars have Burt's John Hancock on them along with other actors from those films. The auction will be televised live on Velocity and the Discovery Channel. Place yo bids!!

Columbus Short Arrest Warrant Issued

9/19/2018 8:55 AM PDT

Columbus Short could soon be sporting a pair of handcuffs -- there's a warrant out for the actor's arrest -- TMZ has learned.

The ex-"Scandal" star failed to appear in court as part of his divorce proceedings with Tanee Short Tuesday ... so the judge issued a warrant as it's the second time Columbus has no-showed in as many months. 

The point of the hearing was for a judgment debtor exam where the actor was to be grilled about his finances. 

CS is no stranger to legal issues ... he was released from jail earlier this year after serving just 34 days of a 1-year sentence for beating his newest wife, Aida, who he got engaged to in 2016.

Kourtney Kardashian's Ex Younes Bendjima Sued ... After Alleged Beatdown on Coachella Security Guard

9/19/2018 6:21 AM PDT

Kourtney Kardashian's ex-boyfriend Younes Bendjima is being sued after he allegedly attacked a security guard at Coachella who refused to let him enter the restroom with Kourtney. 

Mario Herrera says he was working the music festival back in April and stationed at the single-gender male restrooms. According to the docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Herrera says Kourtney attempted to enter the restroom and Herrera told her that was not permitted. 

Herrera claims that sent Younes into a rage, causing him to pick Herrera up, slam him against a wall and shout expletives. 

The lawsuit claims Herrera's injuries were so bad, he had to be treated at a hospital. He's suing for assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence. Herrera's lawyer, Jack K. Kechichian, tells TMZ ... "Being a celebrity does not excuse bad conduct. You can't go around hurting people who are just doing their job and that’s all Mr. Herrera was doing, his job."

You'll remember back in March, Younes was caught on surveillance video outside Delilah in West Hollywood attacking a staff member as Drake and Odell Beckham Jr. looked on. A lawsuit has not yet been filed in that case. 

As for this lawsuit ... Herrera is asking for no less than $5 million. 

Eric Dickerson We Want $300k A Year For HOFers

9/19/2018 12:55 AM PDT

Eric Dickerson is demanding Hall of Famers get a respectable salary for life ... and now he's revealing exactly what they deserve, telling TMZ Sports they want $300k a year.

Dickerson announced he formed a committee with a group of HOFers -- including Jerry Rice, Deion Sanders and Jim Brown -- and demanded the NFL provide them with access to health care and a yearly salary.

In a letter to the NFL, the HOFers say they'll boycott future ceremonies in Canton if they can't come to a fair agreement.

We talked to Dickerson ... and he told us exactly what the NFL legends are lookin' for -- and it's a lot of green.

"If it was up to me, I think every Hall of Famer would get about $300,000 a year. I think that would be a proper number."

Do the math ... 318 Hall of Famers multiplied by $300k ... that's more than $95 million a year.

Some players have died -- but are represented by their families (like in the case of Reggie White -- whose widow is part of the committee.)

FYI -- the NFL's 2017 revenue was reportedly in excess of $14 BILLION.

But, that ain't all E.D.'s after ... he eventually wants ALL former players -- not just the NFL legends -- to get a 6-figure salary and health care.

Travis Barker Sues Routine Pre-Tour MRI Left Me Unable to Drum

9/18/2018 5:04 PM PDT

Travis Barker is suing the people he says cost him his ability to play the drums, tour and live a normal life.

You'll remember ... Barker was involved in a nasty car accident back in July when his SUV collided with a school bus. He's also been sidelined from touring with Blink-182 after suffering nerve damage, damage to his veins and a staph infection.

We're told the injuries have been life-changing for Barker, and a lawsuit has become necessary. 

In the lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- Barker claims in June he went to The Medical Imaging Center in Santa Monica to receive an MRI as part of his routine checkup for his upcoming tour. Barker was to be sedated before the procedure, but technicians were unable to find a vein, sticking him at least 40x times in the process with a dirty needle and giving him staph. He's suing the medical office.  

As for the bus crash ... the driver of the school bus made an illegal left turn and caused the collision. He's suing the driver of the bus and the bus company for the crash.

Travis doesn't specify how much he's asking for in damages, but you can bet it'll be a lot considering he's been unable to drum and has been forced to turn down numerous offers. 

Travis' 14-year-old son Landon is also a part of the lawsuit.

Trey Burton Chicago Debut Cost Me $5,500 ... Best Money I Ever Spent!

9/18/2018 3:55 PM PDT

Trey Burton had to pay money to catch passes for the Bears on Monday ... and he couldn't have been happier -- telling TMZ Sports he's donating tons of cash to a great cause this season!!

The ex-Eagle (and Philly Special star) says for every reception this year he'll give $1,000 ... and for every score, he'll shell out $2,500.

The cause?? Burton says it's all going to the International Justice Mission -- a global org aiming to stop the slave trade and sex trafficking everywhere.

Soooo ... with his performance Monday night against the Seahawks -- Burton had to pony up $5,500 ... and he couldn't have been more pleased to do it.

"The best $5,500 I've ever spent," he says. "Hopefully we can do a lot more!"

Trey tells us his season-long goal is to give out around $60,000-$90,000 -- and he hopes it inspires others to dip into their pockets to help as well.

"With how passionate of a sports town Chicago is," Trey says, "we figured this would be a really cool idea."

Michael Jordan Donating $2 Million ... To Hurricane Victims

9/18/2018 10:24 AM PDT
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Hurricane Florence victims are getting a huge assist from Michael Jordan ... 'cause the NBA's best-ever is sending $2 MILLION to help anyone affected by the storm.

Jordan -- who owns the Charlotte Hornets -- says he's giving $1 mil to the American Red Cross and another million to the Foundation For The Carolinas' Hurricane Florence Response fund.

The Hornets are also donating food boxes.

The team says it's also created "Carolina Strong" shirts ... and says 100 percent of the profits will be donated as well.

By the way ... Jordan and the Hornets aren't the only big-league club pitching in on the relief efforts -- the Atlanta Braves handed out free tickets to those forced to flee last week.

If you want to follow their lead ... click here to donate.

The Weeknd & Daft Punk Sued for Stealing 'Starboy'

9/18/2018 6:42 AM PDT

If The Weeknd's huge hit, "Starboy," had a familiar sound, it's not because Daft Punk produced it ... it's because the song is a rip-off ... or so another artist claims in a lawsuit.

A self-described poet, singer and songwriter named Yasminah is suing The Weeknd and his mega-producers, claiming her song "Hooyo" is the blueprint for "Starboy."

In the lawsuit, she says she co-wrote and released "Hooyo" in 2009. "Starboy" was released in Nov. 2016. According to Yasminah, the similarities are obvious to the ear -- same hook, same key, similar tempo and both songs feature prominent claps on beats 2 and 4. Translation:  they both have great rhythm.

According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, blog posts have been written describing the similarities between the songs ... and there are thousands of comments on those posts agreeing with Yasminah's ear.

Yasminah says 2 of her producers already threatened lawsuits over the song, which never went to court ... they settled -- which kinda makes sense when you listen to both songs. Yasminah says the problem is, she never got a cut of those settlements.

She's now suing Daft Punk and The Weeknd for at least $5 million.

Ariana Grande Be Big, Be Bold ... Be Smelling Good with My Perfume!!!

9/18/2018 12:30 AM PDT

Ariana Grande wants folks smelling sweet and dandy with a new line of perfume that's got her name slapped all over it in GRANDE letters ... TMZ has learned.

AG's company, GrandAri Inc., recently filed paperwork to lock up the rights to the phrase "Be Grande" for use on a number of fragrance products, including perfume, cologne, body lotions, bath gels, shower gels, body scrubs, body souffles and body mists.

In other words ... it looks like men AND women could "Be Grande" if her application is approved. That's a sweet(ener) gesture on her part -- especially since she's already got a gender-neutral fragrance on the shelves. In fact, Ari's got a total of 5 perfumes under her belt ... with a new one called "CLOUD" that just dropped this week. She teased "CLOUD" on IG earlier this summer.

Presumably, "Be Grande" would be her sixth fragrance installment. Sounds Smells good to us!

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Messi Should 'Absolutely' Join MLS

9/18/2018 12:10 AM PDT

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he's a big fan of David Beckham's plan to bring Lionel Messi to MLS -- telling TMZ Sports the Argentinian superstar should "absolutely" come to the U.S. in 2020. 

Beckham is reportedly targeting Messi to lead Inter Miami for the team's inaugural season in 2020 -- and there's talk Becks is willing to write a MASSIVE check to get the deal done. 

Of course, Messi is in the middle of a deal with Barcelona -- which doesn't end until the end of the 2020-21 season ... but hell, anything's possible if the price is right. 

Enter Zlatan ... who left Manchester United to play for the L.A. Galaxy earlier this season -- and seems to be loving it. 

So, when we saw Zlat leaving Avra in Beverly Hills on Monday -- We asked what he thought about Messi possibly following his lead. 

He likes it. 

Meanwhile, you see the insane goal Zlatan scored this weekend? The 500th goal of his career??



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