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Reggie Bush

My Wedding's Costing Me a Fortune!

7/11/2014 7:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Reggie Bush is learning the hard way -- even for rich people, WEDDINGS ARE EXPENSIVE AS HELL!!!! 

Bush and his GF Lilit Avagyan were leaving Fishing with Dynamite restaurant in Manhattan Beach ... when we asked about their big wedding at the Grand Del Mar in San Diego this weekend.

"We're excited," Bush said ... noting the guest list will mostly be composed of family members. 

But the best part of the clip is when we suggested that the soon-to-be married couple should buy LaDainian Tomlinson's mansion ... and Reggie responded, "I'm tapped out. This wedding is costing me a lot of money!" 

Don't feel too bad for Reggie -- he's currently in the middle of a 4-year $16 million contract with the Detroit Lions. And don't forget his monstrous rookie contract with the Saints ... a 6-year deal $62 million deal with more than $26.5 in guaranteed money. 

Yeah, he's gonna be just fine ... CONGRATS!!!!

Tim Tebow

I'm Still Training for the NFL!!!

7/11/2014 6:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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071114_tim_tebow_launchTim Tebow refuses to let his NFL dream die -- telling TMZ Sports he's back in L.A. to continue his training ... whether he's on a team or not. 

The 26-year-old hasn't played a single down since 2012 ... during a failed experiment with the New York Jets. He later signed a contract with the Patriots but they cut him before the 2013 season. 

Tebow then made this pledge -- "I will remain in relentless pursuit of continuing my lifelong dream of being an NFL quarterback."

Over the past year, we've seen him working out all over Los Angeles ... mostly focusing on his throwing motion. 

And last night, while heading into Boa Steakhouse -- Tebow made it seem like he's still determined to make his NFL return ... even if the odds are stacked against him.

Aaron Hernandez Jail Move

He'll Be Back Soon

... Says Bristol Sheriff

7/10/2014 3:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0709_aaron_hernandez_thomas-hodgson_gettyWhen Aaron Hernandez said goodbye to Bristol County Jail ... it wasn't forever ... because he'll locked up there again soon ... so says Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson.

As we previously reported, Hernandez was transferred from BCJ to Suffolk County Jail this week -- claiming he felt he became a target in Bristol after he was accused of threatening to kill a guard

He also claimed the move to Suffolk wuold be easier on his Boston-based lawyers. 

TMZ Sports spoke with Sheriff Hodgson who tells us he has "no hard feelings" toward Hernandez -- and even said goodbye before he left -- but says he'll be back in his jail soon enough. 

Hodgson says he expects AH to be transferred BACK to Bristol County Jail once the Odin Lloyd murder trial begins -- because that's where the court typically houses incarcerated defendants. 

As for Aaaron, he's currently in gen pop at Suffolk County Jail -- while officials at his new home evaluate the safety situation to decide if he should be placed in an isolated part of the jail. 

Stay tuned ...

Reggie Bush

I'm Getting Married

... Just Like LeBron

7/10/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Reggie Bush Getting MarriedReggie Bush is finally going to tie the knot ... THIS WEEKEND ... and the NFL star is getting married at the same place where LeBron James swapped "I dos" ... TMZ Sports has learned.

We know ... the Detroit Lions running back and his longtime girlfriend/baby mama Lilit Avagyan are all set to have their wedding at the Grand Del Mar in San Diego this weekend. 

Fun Fact -- The Grand Del Mar is TripAdvisor's #1 hotel in the United States. 

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LeBron got married at the exclusive upscale resort last year ... and despite the fact it was littered with A-listers, the hotel did a pretty good job of keeping things private -- which was probably a selling point for Bush.

Bush and Avagyan got engaged last year -- right around the time she gave birth to their daughter. 

Congrats!
 
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July 11th -- Reggie talked to TMZ Sports about the wedding ... telling us the ceremony is gonna cost him a FORTUNE!!!!!! 

Colin Kaepernick's Tattoo

27 Painful Hours

... With Celeb Ink Artist

7/9/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Colin Kaepernick's giant new tattoo took 27 long painful hours to complete -- over 3 days -- with one of the top celebrity tattoo artists in L.A. wielding the needle ... TMZ Sports has learned.

As we previously reported, Colin recently had biblical imagery symbolizing "money is the root of all evil" tatted on his left torso.  Now, we've learned the guy who applied the tat is Carlos Torres of Timeline Gallery tattoo shop in L.A. ... an artist who's worked on huge stars like 50 Cent and Nas.

Torres tells TMZ Sports ... Colin initially reached out on Instagram to inquire about a session, after being referred through a friend.

"He sent me a drawing of his idea ... There was a lot going on so I simplified it.  Not every piece of art makes a great tattoo, so I refined it so it'd be a great tattoo. But Colin came up with the concept."

Torres explains ... "We did three sittings.  They were each eight, nine hours long.  The side of the ribs are a painful area, but Colin laid there like a rock."

Torres wouldn't tell us how much Colin paid for the art work, but says he usually runs around $250 per hour ... and he still has a few hours of work left before Colin's tat is complete.  So, figure CK's total bill will run upwards of $7,500.

Worth it ... especially when you just signed a $126 million contract.

Colin Kaepernick

PEEP MY NEW TAT

'Money Is the Root Of All Evil'

7/7/2014 5:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Colin Kaepernick New TattooSF 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick -- who just signed a $126 MILLION contract -- just got a brand new tattoo that symbolizes how EVIL money can be.

Kaepernick just posted a photo of his new ink on Instagram ... which shows a pile of money attached at the root of a tree ... with an arm, constricted by a snake, reaching up while holding an apple. 

The image appears to be biblical in nature -- with the snake and apple representing the evil temptation in the Garden of Eden from the story of Adam and Eve. 

Colin included a caption with the photo that reads, "Money is the root of all evil! Amazing work by @carlostorresart #WhatWouldYouDoForSomePaper #WhatAreYouReallyAbout."

Of course, it's probably no coincidence that Colin got the tat after signing his mega-deal -- one of the richest contracts in the NFL. 

We're guessing it's one of those "reminder" tattoos to keep him grounded. 

Hey, whatever works.

NFL star Marcedes Lewis

MMA BEAST-IN-TRAINING

Check Out My Arm-Bar Skills!

7/7/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

070314_marcedes_lewis_launch_vYou don't wanna screw with Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis at the bottom of a pile ... 'cause dude's training to SNAP ARMS ... and he's getting pretty good at it. 

The 6'6", 272-pound giant has been spending his off-season working on his MMA skills -- and training with NFL insider/MMA junkie Jay Glazer out in L.A. 

Well, it looks like the training's been paying off ... 'cause Lewis hit the mat for an arm-bar training session recently ... and was pretty impressive ... even forcing his partner to tap out. 

Ronda Rousey would be proud.

NFL Star Bryant McKinnie

REPO MAN TAKES CAR

You Don't Pay, You Don't Drive!

7/6/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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More problems for unemployed NFL star Bryant McKinnie -- TMZ Sports has learned the former lineman's fancy car has been REPO'D ... after he stiffed his lawyers on a HUGE bill.

Here's the deal ... according to legal docs, Bryant never paid his Florida lawyers more than $20k in bills, fees and penalties stemming from work they did several years ago.

The lawyers sued and got a judgement for $21,354.69 ... but McKinnie never paid -- so the court sent a repo man to collect Bryant's 2012 Infiniti QX56 ... so they could auction it off to pay back the attorneys.

Well, what the repo man wants ... the repo man gets -- and now the car is all set for the auction block ... where Bryant will have a chance to buy it back ... if he really loves the car.

It's just the latest problem for McKinnie -- who reportedly settled a lawsuit with a strip club owner who claimed the NFL player stiffed his establishment on a $375k bill.

We reached out to Bryant for comment -- so far, no word back.

Tony Romo

Kickin' It During Back Rehab

... On The Soccer Field!!

7/5/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Tony Romo might've given up off -season golf to rehab his ailing back, but that OTHER football? Not so much -- cause TMZ Sports has video of the Cowboys QB kickin' it hard on the soccer field.

Romo has made a big deal about putting down the golf clubs so he can rehab -- but he was back in Dallas this week, and back playing in the 6-on-6 indoor soccer league he's been a part of for the past couple of years.

The video speaks for itself -- Romo looks perfectly healthy and even a little quick out on the pitch, making some nice passes and firing a shot just wide of the goal.

FYI -- Tony's team won, which can only mean one thing ... It wasn't the playoffs.

Richard Sherman

Insane Leg Muscle

... Blows NFL Star's Mind!!!

7/5/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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070314_richard_sherman_launch_v3Richard Sherman is not easily impressed ... but the NFL superstar had to pick his jaw off the ground after an encounter with a legendary leg muscle that blew his mind!!! 

The quad belongs to strength and conditioning stud Mike Barwis -- who famously trains some of the top athletes in the world including Ndamukong Suh and UFC stud Rashad Evans.

Barwis -- whose new show "American Muscle" debuts on Discovery on July 9th -- was kickin' Sherman's ass at his training center in Detroit recently when the Seahawks DB came into contact with Mike's leg. 

Watch what happens next ... leg envy is an understatement.

Patriots Cheerleaders

We're Hot in the Sack

... Especially In Cancun!

7/4/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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It's 4th of July weekend ... so what better way to celebrate than with the New England Patriots cheerleaders ... in bikinis!!! 

The gang recently hit up Cancun for a 2015 calendar shoot ... where someone broke out a potato sack for some bikini beach racing!

So, who won?

America.  America won. 

Check out the pics -- and if you're still feeling patriotic ... click here for even more! 

AMERICA!

Evelyn Lozada

DISSES OCHOCINCO

He Can't Compete With My New Man!

6/27/2014 10:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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SHOTS FIRED AT CHAD OCHOCINCO ... and the woman pulling the trigger is his ex-wife Evelyn Lozada!!!

The "Basketball Wives" star -- who happens to be engaged to L.A. Dodgers superstar Carl Crawford -- was hangin' at GNC at the Beverly Center ... when we asked to see the massive 14.5 carat diamond ring he gave her back in December. 

That's when Evelyn flashed the ring ... and a little bit of sass ... taking aim at the puny 10 carat rock Chad gave her back in 2010. 

Check out the clip ... enjoy the burn.

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Hank Baskett

Alleged Mistress

Calls Cops Over Harassing Reporters

6/24/2014 8:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The transsexual who claims she had an affair with Kendra Wilkinson's husband Hank Baskett called the cops on reporters who she claims are now stalking and harassing her.

Cops came to Ava London's L.A. condo late last week to physically remove members of the media who she claims were trying to drum her out of her unit by banging at her door.  She says the reporters were trying to buy surveillance video from the building manager, to see if Baskett ever showed up.

London's lawyer also claims some outlets are making up stories.  He cites In Touch magazine, which claims to have interviewed London.  The lawyer said that never happened and is threatening to sue.

Baskett has been mum.

TMZ reached out to In Touch and Baskett for comment ... so far, no word back.

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