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Alexi Lalas Zlatan To MLS? GREAT! (On One Condition)

2/18/2018 12:25 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

U.S. soccer legend Alexi Lalas loves the idea of Zlatan Ibrahimović coming to play stateside ... but he's warning the league -- DON'T GET SCREWED ON THE PRICE!  

Remember, Lalas was the GM of the L.A. Galaxy when the team (and the league) signed a 31-year-old David Beckham to a deal in 2007 that ultimately paid him $255 million!!!

Now, with rumors 36-year-old Zlatan is thinking of making a similar move -- we had to ask Lalas how he would handle the situation. 

"If Zlatan wants to come, if he doesn't cost too much money ... then I think it's something the Galaxy and MLS have to do. I think it would be wonderful on and off the field. He's worth the price of admission."

"He's a character on and off the field," Lalas added. 

It's true -- Zlatan's got his own cologne, underwear line ... and once performed on a song that hit the Swedish music charts. 

Enjoy ... 

Blac Chyna Pimpin' Baby Strollers!!!

2/17/2018 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Blac Chyna's now wheeling and dealing in the baby stroller biz ... because this MILF sees green, baby!

Sources connected to the new project tell TMZ ... BC just signed up to pimp the new baby stroller brand Momiie ... set to launch in the U.S. in April. We're told she'll be brand ambassador and her bottom line will be determined by how hard she sells. She has 14 million followers, so you can see how Momiie's intrigued.

Here's the deal -- Momiie gave BC a social media posting plan by which she must abide. She'll get paid a slice of the profits. In case you're wondering ... Momiie paid her zero up front, so she's gotta hustle.

If all goes well, Momiie will help BC launch her own stroller line with their brand sometime late this summer. We're told Chyna will be hands-on with the designs. Good luck!!

Joe Haden I'd Drop $10K for Marty McFly Kicks Wait ... That's Not Enough?!

2/17/2018 12:10 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

NFL star Joe Haden says he wants a pair of super rare (and expensive) "Back to the Future" sneakers for his epic collection, but there's 1 problem ...

The $10K he wants to throw down ain't gonna cut it!!

FYI, Haden recently shared a pic of his shoe-seum ... so when we saw him leaving Delilah in L.A., we had to ask if there was a Mona Lisa out there he needed to have.

Joe told TMZ Sports he wanted Nike's Marty McFly shoes ... and he'd be willing to drop "about 10 bands" to get 'em.

Problem is ... Haden specifically said he wanted the self-lacing 2016 joints -- which are currently going for around $30K. The 2011 first editions are closer to $10k a pop.

Guessing Joe can swing it, though ... dude spends MILLIONS on luxury cars every year!

NBA's Timofey Mozgov Blows $1,300 On Gucci Fanny Pack

2/16/2018 10:19 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

You know you've got WAY too much money when you drop $1,290 on a Gucci fanny pack -- just like Brooklyn Nets center Timofey Mozgov!!

Remember, the L.A. Lakers signed Mozgov to a $64 MILLION contract back in 2016 -- so, why the hell not blow some of that cash on a ridiculous, unnecessary fashion ... right, Timofey? 

We spotted the 7-footer rockin' The Rock's favorite '90s accessory at LAX on Thursday ... and later found out Gucci's flippin' 'em for almost $1.3k on their website!!

As you can see, it's technically sized to be a "belt bag" -- but not for a behemoth like Tim.

Still ... wonder what he keeps in there? 

FYI, that's a thousand-dollar Philipp Plein backpack he's got on, too. 

Tim also used to play for the Cleveland Cavs ... so we got his take on LeBron's new-look squad before he bounced (probably to Rodeo Drive).  

 

Lisa Marie Presley $16 Mil in Debt!!! No Cash for Ex's Lawyers

2/16/2018 9:25 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

This seems impossible, but Elvis Presley's daughter is drowning in debt ... this according to Lisa Marie Presley herself ... TMZ has learned.

Lisa Marie just filed docs in her divorce from Michael Lockwood, and they contain the bombshell news ... the King's daughter is more than $16 million in the red. In the docs she says most of her debt is unpaid taxes from 2012 to 2015, totaling more than $10 million.

She also says she has a house in the U.K. she's desperately trying to unload because she's defaulted on the mortgage. According to the docs, obtained by TMZ ... that's another $6 mil she owes.

LMP says the rest of her debt is mostly credit cards and unpaid attorneys' bills.

She's revealing all of this because Lockwood is demanding she pay more than $450k for his attorney fees, and she's clearly saying ... I ain't got it, dude.

Fun facts:
- Lisa Marie sold off 85% of Elvis Enterprises in 2004 for $100 million
- The Elvis estate still hauls in revenue north of $20 million annually

Florida Mass School Shooting Bulletproof Backpack In High Demand

2/16/2018 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

There has been a run on bulletproof backpacks in the aftermath of the slaughter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School ... TMZ has learned. 

A company called Bullet Blocker sells the fortified knapsacks for anywhere between $200 and $500. We're told the company sold 500 of the bags Thursday, a 30% spike in regular sales since the shooting. 

The company's owner, Joe Curran, tells us the majority of the backpacks sold this week are headed to Florida.   

The item is made with a Kevlar lining and weighs about 4 1/2 pounds.  

Joe's company sells a bunch of bulletproof gear on a regular basis, but he says Thursday, backpacks were at the top of his sales list, and most of those sales were in Florida.

BTW ... the company also sells bulletproof luxury items, like Gucci bomber jackets and Hermes bags.

A sign of the times. 

Kim Kardashian Keeping Up with the Hand-Me-Downs ... Bid on My Stuff!

2/16/2018 12:30 AM PST
Exclusive Details

If you've ever wanted to raid Kim Kardashian's closet, here's your chance to do it ... without getting arrested for trespassing.

A bunch of Kim K's old wardrobe and accessories are being auctioned off on eBay right now through marketing agency Auction Cause -- with more than 200 items up for grabs.

Here's the cool part ... a lot of this stuff is "Pre-owned," meaning they were worn or used by Kim herself at some point. There's also a handful of new items she owned but never wore -- such as bikini bottoms. Nothing used in that department. Sorry, creeps. 

We're told 10% of the proceeds are going to Children's Hospital Los Angeles. So, at least you're shopping for a really good cause ... besides self-gratification.

Kanye West Kicks Lloyd's of London's Ass ... In Canceled Tour Lawsuit

2/14/2018 7:01 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Kanye West just scored a belated victory by settling his massive lawsuit against Lloyd's of London, which had refused to pay for the losses he incurred when he canceled some of his 2016 Saint Pablo concerts after suffering a mental breakdown.

We've learned Lloyd's folded under massive pressure by Kanye's lawyers and agreed to pay most of what Kanye was due under the policy. Kanye's touring company -- Very Good Touring -- had sued for $10 million after Lloyd's incredibly refused to pay because it claimed the breakdown was triggered by Kanye's alleged drug use. Lloyd's claimed drug use was an exclusion under the policy.

As we reported, Lloyd's initially dragged its feet, claiming marijuana triggered the mental breakdown, something we're told was totally unsupported by medical evidence. TMZ reported the breakdown was triggered by a mental condition that had nothing to do with drugs.

In the end ... Lloyd's decided going to court was too risky, especially when faced with a possible huge punitive damages award.

A similar fight was triggered when Heath Ledger died ... Lloyd's initially refused to pay his daughter under the policy, but eventually recanted.

Cardi B Pregnancy Could Cost Her Boatloads of Cash

2/15/2018 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Cardi B team member says she's pregnant -- 3 to 4 months along -- which would make her upcoming business deals and commitments tricky ... costing her big bucks.

Sources close to the rapper tell TMZ ... Cardi and her team expect to finish a new album before end of summer ... and the plan is to tie the release to a 2-month tour with Bruno Mars, which kicks off in September. When you do the math, you see the problem. If she's at the beginning of the second trimester, she'll give birth sometime in August. 

And there's more. Cardi, who had a hugely successful Super Bowl commercial, has other commercial deals on the table. She also has offers to collab with other artists.  

On top of all that ... she's supposed to start filming a movie sometime next month, which could be problematic once she approaches her 5th month.

And don't forget ... she's scheduled to perform at Coachella in mid-April. If she's a no-show, that would be the second year in a row a huge act bailed because she was with child.

As for how much money is on the line ... it varies from project to project, but as a point of reference -- Cardi gets around $100k a show and $60k for nightclub walk-throughs. 

Cardi says she's not pregnant, but time will certainly tell. 

Donald Trump Attorney Michael Cohen I Personally Paid Stormy Daniels $130k

2/14/2018 6:03 AM PST

Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, says he paid porn star Stormy Daniels $130k out of his own pocket and was not reimbursed.

The disclosure comes weeks after reports surfaced that Trump hooked up with Daniels in 2006, a year after he married Melania ... something Trump's people deny. The payment was made in 2016, during the campaign.

Cohen says, "Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford [Stormy's real name], and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly."  

Cohen did not say if Trump was aware of the payment.

And Cohen says he told the Federal Election Commission the same thing after a complaint was lodged that campaign money was used as hush money.  

Zedd Drops $16 Mil On Baller Mansion Near Beverly Hills

2/13/2018 7:59 PM PST

Zedd's proving to the world once again -- big time DJs make big time bucks ... and they know how to spend it.

The Russian-German DJ just paid a fortune to land a 9,341 sq. ft. palace in Benedict Canyon ... which is just outside of Bev Hills. The 5-bed, 8-bath mansion features a private outdoor terrace, a master retreat with wrap-around glass walls, an infinity pool, and several incredible views overlooking the hills.

The kitchen boasts 2 built-in smokeless hibachi grills and high end appliances, there's a chimney and fireplace ... and a huge yard to boot.

And did we mention the driveway crosses over a moat before leading to the home's entrance? Told you it was baller. The photos are amazing, shot by Chris Snitko of Modern Take.

This is Zedd's second home in the area, too ... he paid a measly $4 million for a home in Hollywood Hills in 2014.

Zedd was repped by James Harris, a big time realtor at The Agency. 

It's good to be a DJ.

WNBA Superstar Demands Equal Pay As Men We're Over Playing Overseas!

2/13/2018 3:53 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

One of the best basketball players alive says she's sick and tired of having to play overseas to make a decent living -- and she's calling for the WNBA to start paying women like their male counterparts. 

Angel McCoughtry was the #1 overall pick in the 2009 WNBA draft and went on to become the 2009 WNBA Rookie of the Year, a 4-time WNBA All-Star and has already won the scoring title TWICE! 

Problem is ... the top female players make SQUAT compared to NBA stars. According to a 2017 report, the top WNBA players only make around $100k in annual base salary. 

To compare -- Steph Curry is making $34.6 million this season and that goes up to $45.7 mil per season at the end of his contract. 

McCoughtry says the top women are forced to play overseas -- where they can make 10 times as much. McCoughtry has played everywhere from Russia to Lebanon to Turkey. 

But she's clearly over it ... 

"Pay us like you pay the men. I don't want to get paid more overseas. I want to get paid in my country."

In fact, McCoughtry says she sometimes wears the medals she wins in overseas tournaments out in public because people usually buy her a free meal when she does. 

Could you imagine LeBron James or Kevin Durant doing that?!  

'Star Wars' Auction Stormtrooper Helmets Up for Grabs To Aid NorCal Fire Victims

2/13/2018 2:23 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

A few fun 'Star Wars' props from the last 2 franchise films are on the auction block, and are expected to fetch thousands for a good cause -- helping victims of last year's fires in California's wine country.

Lucasfilm donated 2 screen-used First Order Stormtrooper helmets -- one from 'The Force Awakens' signed by director J.J. Abrams and company president Kathleen Kennedy ... and the other from 'The Last Jedi' signed by director Rian Johnson -- to raise the money.

There's also a model porg from 'The Last Jedi' -- one of just 5 ever made -- signed by Johnson, Kennedy and creature designer Neal Scanlan. All 3 auctions opened last week with a starting bid of $1,000 ... but the helmets already have bids placed for over $4k.

Proceeds from the auction will go to Tipping Point’s Emergency Fire Relief Fund, which supports low income communities affected by the fires in the Napa and Sonoma Valley areas.

Bidding online at ifonly.com ends March 2.

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