This is really shocking ... the incredible European country estate Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen spent 4 years and $40 million building is on the market ... less than a year after it was completed.
Our real estate sources tell us ... the couple wants out of L.A. permanently and will be living full- time in Boston, where they're building another ridiculously big estate -- a 14,300 square-foot house on 5 acres. The estate is listed for a cool $50 MILLION!!!
As for the L.A. house, Tom and Gisele personally spent a huge amount of time planning the design. It's an amazing property -- a 14,000 square-foot main house, one of the best home gyms in the world, antiques from everywhere around the globe, an amazing infinity pool, waterfall and pond ... all on 4 prime acres in Brentwood.
There was actually a buzz the New England Patriots QB and his supermodel wife would move to L.A. full-time after he retired, but clearly that's not the case.
What we can't figure out -- why not have 2, more modest $20 million mansions in both cities.
BTW ... we called Tom and Gisele's brokers -- Kurt Rappaport and Stephen Shapiro -- but our calls weren't returned.
HEY, I'M ROMANTIC!
Sends Anniversary Roses to GF
3/14/2014 7:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
There are two ways to look at this photo ...
1) Props to Bill Belichick for sending roses to his GF's office on their 7th anniversary
2) They've been dating for 7 YEARS (and he's super rich) and all she got was some frickin' ROSES??!?!?!
For her part, Bill's lady Linda Holliday seemed to be happy with the gift, posting the pic on Instagram with the caption, "Seven years together & he remembers even at his busiest time of the year! #luckyme #redroses #Anniversary Luv my Guy!!!"
For the record, Tom Brady and Gisele just celebrated their 7-year dating anniversary back in December ... think she woulda been cool with a bunch of roses?
My Hot GF's a Producer Now
... Thanks to Me
3/7/2014 7:13 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Robert Kraft's hot young girlfriend just scored her very first producer credit on a documentary movie ... a movie that happens to be funded by Kraft's foundation ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Ricki Noel Lander is officially credited as a producer on "Israel: The Royal Tour" ... which follows CBS news travel guy Peter Greenberg and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as they travel around Israel.
The movie aired on PBS Thursday night and will be released as a DVD. A press release for the flick says it was "made possible in part by the generous contributions of Robert K. Kraft and the Robert and Myra Kraft Family Foundation."
As for Lander -- who's reportedly been dating the New England Patriots owner since 2012 -- she not only makes a brief appearance in the doc (she can be seen holding a camera), she also hosts the "behind the scenes" special included with the movie.
It's not like Ricki is a stranger to production -- she's been in a bunch of movies as an actress including "Iron Man." But now, it seems she's finally got the connections to make the jump to producer.
Hollywood -- it ain't whatcha know, it's who ya know.
Tom Brady to Son
Father/Son Drills at the Beach
2/25/2014 11:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
With the combine underway in Indianapolis, the biggest NFL prospect of them all was training hard on the beach with his dad in California ... and we've got the pics.
Tom Brady and his 4-year-old son Ben were running drills in Santa Monica this week -- with Tom even breaking out the cones to add to the workout.
No word if Ben's received any scholarship offers yet ... but with only 14 years to go until his freshman season, it's never too early to start recruiting ... right Alabama?
Patriots Owner Robert Kraft
Carpooling with NFL Commish
... In NYC
2/5/2014 5:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
In what could be some hardcore lobbying for a Super Bowl in Foxboro, Patriots owner Robert Craft spent some quality 1-on-1 time with NFL commish Roger Goodell yesterday ... and TMZ Sports has the footage.
The two were casually walking down the streets of NYC together when our camera guy took notice. R&R even got into the same SUV to continue their conversation.
It's unclear why they were hanging out, or where they were going, but we do know Craft has been very vocal about praising Goodell for having the SB in a cold-weather city like New York ... and some people believe he's angling to get the big game in his neck of the woods in the near future.
... or maybe they were just discussing their penchant for expensive black overcoats.
Either way, we gotta ask ...
I'm Unaware of Patriots Trade Rumors
Says WR (Who's Probably Lying)
1/30/2014 6:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Larry Fitzgerald tells TMZ Sports he knows ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about reports that the New England Patriots wanted to trade for him in 2013 ... then again, Larry's probably lying.
The Arizona Cardinals star was heading into W.i.P. nightclub in NYC last night ... when we asked about the rumors dominating the headlines -- that Bill Belichick was "interested in dealing" for Larry during the season.
"I haven't heard anything about that," Larry told us.
Yeah ... right.
We also asked Larry if he'd be satisfied finishing his career in AZ ... where he's played for his entire career.
Check out the clip -- not exactly a ringing endorsement.
Super Bowl Champ Jarvis Green
Targeted By Scam Artist
... FBI Investigating
1/28/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ex-NFL stud Jarvis Green -- a 2x Super Bowl champ -- narrowly escaped being scammed into buying bogus shares of an NBA franchise ... and now the FBI is on the hunt for the con man behind the alleged scheme, TMZ Sports has learned.
The former New England Patriots defensive end -- who spent 8 seasons in the league -- tells us ... he was contacted by a person who claimed to affiliated with the Miami Heat and was offering to sell equity in the team so Green would be a partial owner.
Green said the guy sounded legit at first ... explaining, "He was telling me about LeBron James, courtside seats ... can you imagine high-fiving LeBron?"
The guy wanted more than $250k from Green -- but when the ex-NFL star started considering the offer, he became suspicious.
"It sounded amazing, but I kept thinking, 'Why Jarvis Green? Why not Tom Brady?' Something was off ... but I was excited."
Green says ... when the con man started pushing for bank account information, he contacted the Miami Heat to investigate. The Heat quickly called BS on the scheme and contacted the FBI.
We're told the feds got in touch with Green -- and opened up an investigation.
Sources familiar with the investigation tell us ... they believe the suspect could be the same person who allegedly scammed Warren Moon out of $200k in a similar scheme.
When contacted for comment, a rep for the FBI would only confirm there is an active investigation -- but would not comment on any specifics.
"People like that shouldn't be breathing," Green says .. "They're parasites."
Who Needs the Super Bowl?
... I've Got Gisele's Ass
1/27/2014 11:39 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Tom Brady recently announced he would not be watching the Super Bowl ... now, it's pretty obvious why.
The New England Patriots QB ran away to the Bahamas this week with his supermodel wife to take his mind off the fact his team won't be competing for the Lombardi Trophy on Sunday.
The 36-year-old future Hall of Famer recently told a media outlet ... "Truthfully, I could care less about watching the game. That's pretty much how I feel."
Yeah, we get it.
Tom & Gisele
Building Mega-Mansion from Scratch
100 Workers Per Day
12/9/2013 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen are HAULING ASS on their massive new construction in Brookline, MA -- TMZ has learned, they're employing roughly 100 workers per day to get the job done by this summer ... and we've got pics of the site.
Sources close to the job tell TMZ, Tom and Gisele want the whole project completed by July ... which is a tall order, considering the 5-bedroom 4-bathroom house is ENORMOUS ... 14,317 sq. ft. to be exact ... spread out over 5.2 acres.
We're told the plans for the mega-mansion include a basement spa, a motor court, a pool with a "Baja shelf" (perfect for tanning in the water), a library with a balcony, a wine cellar, and even its own yoga studio.
Who says money can't buy happiness?
Even Accused Murderers Deserve Turkey
11/28/2013 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Aaron Hernandez -- the ex-New England Patriots star who is behind bars as he awaits trial for murder -- will be celebrating Thanksgiving with SOME of the trimmings ... TMZ has learned.
Here's what we're told Aaron will be eating:
-- 5 ounces of turkey
-- mashed potatoes
-- mixed veggies
-- fruit punch
We're told the reason the inmates get turkey dinner is to remind them there's still a lot to be thankful for.
And the pièce de résistance ... for desert he gets one slice of pumpkin bread.
And you know what he has to do to get 2 slices ....
One last thing ... He's not allowed to watch football. NO TV.
I'm Gonna Be in 'Entourage' Flick
11/13/2013 12:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
NFL star Rob Gronkowski is goin' Hollywood ... TMZ has learned Gronk is about to become a real-life movie star ... 'cause dude just signed on to a monster Hollywood film.
We got word from Gronkowski's theatrical manager Henry Penzi ... the NE Patriots' stud is going to be hugging it out with Jeremy Piven, Adrian Grenier and the rest of the boys from "Entourage" in their upcoming feature film.
The movie starts shooting in January ... we're told Gronkowski won't have to stretch his acting abilities too far ... 'cause he's going to play himself (spoiler?)
So far ... no word on what kind of scene he'll shoot ... but given his history ... we wouldn't be surprised to see Gronk partying it up with a bunch of hot babes.
Note to craft services ... no fried rice.
Mocks Asian Fan
Where's the Fried Rice?
11/12/2013 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Maybe New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski hasn't heard what's going on with Richie Incognito -- because he openly mocked an Asian fan over the weekend, calling the guy "Leslie Chow" ... and joking about fried rice.
Gronk was hosting a Q&A with fans in Foxborough, MA Sunday night at Bar Louie Restaurant when people started dancing ... including an Asian man sporting a Gronk jersey.
The Pats star acted surprised, and said -- into a microphone for everyone to hear -- "They told me he could only cook fried rice!" Then Gronk one upped himself by calling the fan "Leslie Chow" ... Ken Jeong's character from "The Hangover."
It's unclear if that was just a joke, but clearly this video survived -- and now we gotta ask ...
Aaron Hernandez Fiancee
I Didn't Lie
In Aaron's Murder Case
10/15/2013 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Aaron Hernandez' fiancee didn't lie to investigators in the murder case against her man ... because she was in the dark just like everyone else, according to her lawyers.
Shayanna Jenkins appeared in a Massachusetts courtroom just a short time ago ... to face arraignment on one count of perjury for allegedly lying about dumping a box somewhere that allegedly contained the murder weapon. She claimed she didn't remember where she tossed it.
Her attorneys told the judge Shayanna didn't lie about anything ... because Aaron had a "don't ask, don't tell" relationship with her.
In fact, her lawyers say Shayanna actually provided information to cops ... that the murder victim -- Odin Lloyd -- provided weed to Hernandez.
Shayanna pleaded not guilty and was released on personal recognizance.