How does Jermaine Jackson feel about the NFL blacklisting his sister from performing at the Super Bowl halftime show?
Simple -- "That sucks."
Jermaine was out in L.A. when we broke the news to him that the NFL has only ruled out one person from performing at Super Bowl XLIX ... Janet Jackson.
"Who cares about Nipplegate?" Jermaine said ... calling the league "crazy" for holding a grudge ten years after the infamous wardrobe malfunction.
Jermaine cautioned that the league should be careful about pissing off Janet nowadays -- since she's married to a BILLIONAIRE and has become more powerful than ever!
Check out the clip.
From Super Bowl Halftime Show
8/19/2014 3:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Apparently, the NFL is still upset with Janet Jackson for that whole nipplegate thing back in 2004 -- because league reps tell us she's still on the blacklist when it comes to the Super Bowl Halftime show.
TMZ Sports reached out to the NFL to discuss possible acts at Super Bowl XLIX (49) in Arizona next year -- and while the league wouldn't say who's in the running, they did issue the following statement:
"As for potential acts --- we have only ruled out Janet Jackson."
No word on how Justin Timberlake escaped the ire of the NFL -- considering he played a key role in the infamous "wardrobe malfunction" that day -- but if he's NOT banned, BOOK HIS ASS!!!
NFL Star Steven Jackson
Art In High Demand
Sells 13 Pieces At L.A. Art Show
8/18/2014 3:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
ATL Falcons RB Steven Jackson is blowing up in the art world -- in fact, TMZ Sports has learned he sold more than HALF of the work he displayed at a recent L.A. show ... with one piece raking in $7k!!
Jackson's artistic side was featured on HBO's "Hard Knocks" -- where cameras rolled at his first exhibit back in July. Jackson's work is based off photographs he's taken all over the world.
We spoke with a rep for the Hamilton-Selway Fine Art gallery (where the show took place) who tells us Jackson sold 13 of the 23 pieces that were on display -- ranging from $3,500 to $7,000.
"[Steven] did great," the rep said ... "Normally, it’s a mix when you have a celebrity exhibit -- but we had high-end collectors who bought some of his pieces."
We're told the big seller was a piece called "Amazon" -- which sold to a private collector for $7k.
And get this -- Steven's former Rams teammate Chris Long didn't just come to support the guy, he bought a piece called "Game Day."
The gallery is so pumped about Steven's work -- they're planning to feature his work in a show on the East Coast ... but we're told that will probably take place next year ... after football season.
Pocahontas Demands Name Change
It's a Bad Message for Little Girls
8/18/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It might finally be time for the Washington Redskins to fall back in the war over the team name ... because Pocahontas herself is taking a stand, telling TMZ Sports everything about the organization sends a horrible signal, especially, to young women.
We didn't hold a seance -- the real Pocahontas died in 1617 -- but we did talk to Irene Bedard … and the voice of the Native heroine in 2 Disney movies is so pissed about the "Redskins" name, she said using it is like wanting to call yourself the n-word.
Irene, whose ancestry is Inuit, Inupiat and Metis ... told us she understands fans have pride for their team symbol -- but they don't realize the logo is also insulting 500 nations of native people.
In particular, she's really upset about some of the costumes the cheerleaders have worn through the years -- calling them over sexualized and "degrading" to proud Native American women like herself.
Irene added, "You think the only people who are people, are the people who look and think like you. But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you'll learn things you never knew you never knew."
She didn't, really ... but that would've been awesome. Who doesn't love "Colors of the Wind"?
Jim Brown Lawsuit
Ex-Wife Unloaded Your Championship Ring
... Says Auction House
8/15/2014 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jim Brown's 1964 NFL Championship ring fell into the hands of an auction house because his ex-wife hocked it way back in the 1980s ... this according to the auction house Brown is suing.
The Cleveland Browns great sued Lelands Collectibles last month to block an upcoming auction of the ring. He alleged it had been stolen from him decades ago ... and therefore Lelands had no right to sell it.
Now Lelands has filed a countersuit, and in the docs it explains that Brown had left the ring with his ex-wife Sue Brown when they initially split up, and he left Ohio for Hollywood.
Sue and Jim's divorce was finalized in 1972 and she got the Ohio home where they lived together, a condo -- AND the title to the Championship Ring ... according to the docs. Sue eventually sold the ring to a sports memorabilia collector sometime in the 80s.
The Ring went to a couple of other collectors before ending up at Lelands. The auction house is suing JB for $2 million in damages it says it's suffered as a result of his lawsuit.
I Will Pee On You
If You Hot Tub with Me
8/15/2014 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The star running back just tweeted, "I don't think I've ever not peed in the hot tub."
Warning to Arian Foster's teammates -- he's not afraid to piss all over you if you dare to get in the hot tub with him.
Not that anyone asked, but Foster's confession is definitely news his buddies on the Houston Texans can use during training camp.
Foster went on to explain, "If you go in having any prior liquids in you, and dip your whole body into warm liquid relaxing every muscle, it's inevitable."
We smell a ploy to get the hot tub all to himself.
Joe Namath Is Laughing
At NY Jets on Tinder
8/15/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
David Spade thinks the only place the NY Jets need help scoring is on the football field … and the boys from gang green should quit using Tinder to score chicks.
We broke the surprising news to Spade that, according to the Wall Street Journal, several Jets are swiping the Tinder banging dating app -- and he immediately invoked the name of the franchise's most legendary ladies man … Joe Namath (sorry, Sanchize).
Spade's a famed swordsman, himself … so his word is kinda gospel on this topic. Check it out, especially if you play for the Jets!
It's Just What We Do
8/9/2014 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jerry Jones has no problem with his baller Dallas Cowboys bus cruising the Sunset Strip, because ... off the field … his staffers are world class entertainers.
Jones walked out of Mr. Chow in Bev Hills last night and talked about the video TMZ Sports got of his son Stephen Jones, and his posse, pulling the bus up to Bootsy Bellows Tuesday night.
You gotta hear JJ explain it, but it sounds like he's saying everybody wants to hang with the 'Boys … so they have to do a ton of partying when they're not working. It's just good business.
Pretty sure he's talking about team execs, and not players … but ya never know with Jerry.
Punts Orlando Scandrick
... Blames Him
8/8/2014 8:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Draya Michele gave Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick the bad news -- he's being cut from her bedroom ... and she did it with a dig on social media.
The "Basketball Wives: LA" star posted a message on Instagram, saying she wanted to focus on family and career instead of a relationship. She added, "I'm not the one who failed."
Funny ... we shot Draya about a month ago and she said her relationship with Orlando was solid. In fact, she said they were damn near marriage.
Ehh ... things change. Anyway, this is really just an excuse to show you pics of Draya in bikinis.
R.I.P. Orlando's sex life. Kidding ... he's an NFL star. He'll be fine.
Miami Dolphins Player's GF
Breast-feeding Rebellion in Mall
8/8/2014 7:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Miami Dolphins linebacker Philip Wheeler's GF took her baby boy and her boobs to a Florida mall to join a massive breast-feeding protest.
Model Ashley Nicole was part of the demonstration to support a mother who'd been kicked out of a South Florida mall earlier in the week. Ashely called it an "honor" to participate with more than 100 other women.
As TMZ Sports first told you ... Ashley was in a similar controversy back in March when she was attacked on Instagram for posting a breast-feeding pic.
She says when she heard about the mall protest she knew she had to be there.
Ashley also challenged mall cops everywhere, saying ... "I wisssssshhhhh someone would ever say something to me about nursing my child in public."
She added, "I must have that don't try me face." That and a very large boyfriend.
Chick Flick Is ...
8/7/2014 7:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
If you want to make Terrell Owens cry, just ask him about Tony Romo ... or get him to watch a certain chick flick ... because then the waterworks are sure to flow.
Our photog spotted T.O. Wednesday afternoon at LAX and hit him up for his favorite romantic film. Owens had an immediate answer, noting the movie touches on a topic that hits close to home for him. He even admits getting teary-eyed when he watches it.
Gotta love T.O. -- never afraid to show his emotions.
Don't Touch My Olds!
Gets Vintage Ride in Divorce
8/7/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Corey Dillon's ex-wife did not run for 11,241 yards, score 82 career touchdowns, or help the New England Patriots win Super Bowl XXXIX, but she was married to him when all that went down ... so she's getting exactly what she's entitled to under the law.
According to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports, Dillon's divorce from Desiree Antoine was finalized late last month. The two agreed to joint legal custody of their 3 kids and Dillon will fork over $1,421/month in child support. Antoine waived her right to spousal support.
As far as assets go, it's a pretty even split and the couple will sell off a lot of their stuff (their Calabasas home and several cars, including a few classic Chevy Impalas) and split the profits 50/50. Dillon does get to keep his 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass.
Jerry Jones' Son
Hey Ladies, Let's Party On My Cowboys Bus!!
8/6/2014 7:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
None of the Cowboys players were there, but Stephen Jones -- Jerry's son and the team's Director of Player Personnel -- led what appeared to be a group of team staffers into Bootsy Bellows nightclub. Training camp is about 90 minutes north of L.A. ... so looks like they were taking a party break.
The Dallas Cowboys finally played like champs last night -- not on a football field, but on the Sunset Strip ... where Jerry Jones' son parked a giant team bus outside a nightclub and proceeded to pull a bunch of hot chicks.
Stephen didn't have anything to say about the big Cowboys news yesterday -- an alleged extortion plot involving pics of his father with two women.
But the best part of this clip ... is the scene ON the bus after they leave the club. The Cowboys staff is holding court with a bevy of club chicks ... the shades come down, and then the bus pulls out.
By the way, they did have a guide -- FOX Sports' Jay Glazer, who definitely knows his way around Hollywood hot spots (we see him out a lot in the off-season).
How 'bout dem Cowboys!