The nasty divorce between "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Porsha Williams and Kordell Stewart is officially over ... and Kordell says he couldn't be more thrilled to get such a horrible person out of his life.
TMZ spoke with Kordell's lawyer, Shiel Edlin, who tells us the divorce has been finalized ... ending the 2-and-a-half year marriage between the former NFL player and the Bravo reality star.
Kordell's lawyer says Stewart is "very disappointed" the marriage fell apart, because he expected to be married for life."
But the former Pittsburgh Steelers star is clearly still FUMING after Porsha began reigniting rumors that Kordell is gay. Kordell adamantly denied the allegations.
"For reasons we cannot understand, [Porsha] displayed a reckless abandonment of anything close to the truth over the last eight months," Kordell's lawyer tells us.
"We are also hopeful that Porsha will stop villifying Kordell at every opportunity."
The two were married in 2011. They have no children together.
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.
Houston, You Got a Problem ...
But I Didn't Curse the Texans
11/25/2013 5:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
You know your team's in trouble when you need Vanilla Ice to turn around your season ... but that's exactly where the Houston Texans are after a 9-game cold streak.
Ice performed at Houston's half-time show Sept. 15 ... aka the last time the (2-9) Texans won a game. According to locker room sources ... some of the Texans have made the connection, and think Ice somehow cursed them.
But Ice tells us ... the losing streak isn't his fault and adds, "if we could go sing for a team -- and 'ice' them to have bad luck when I'm not there -- I'd be making millions."
We're told some of the Texans actually want VI to make an encore performance -- rapping "Ice Ice Baby" again -- so they can start winning again.
Better book him quickly -- Tom Brady's 8-and-3 Patriots are coming to town this weekend.
I'm Happy Deion Sanders is
Hooking Up with My Ex
11/25/2013 11:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
If anyone's gonna have sex with Babyface's ex-wife, the legendary music producer is glad it's Deion Sanders.
Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds -- who divorced ex-wife Tracey Edmonds in 2005 -- recently sat for an interview with Oprah, and explained how Tracey's new BF Deion approached him for a man-to-man talk to make sure they had no problems with each other.
Babyface says he was blown away by Deion's classy move to clear the air ... and is totally at peace with Tracey's new relationship. Check the clip.
Babyface has been catching some flack for the interview -- he said he wasn't "in love" with Tracey towards the end of their marriage. But he tells TMZ, his words are being twisted. Babyface says he never stopped loving Tracey ... their love just changed from love-love to friend-love.
Tracey's not offended either way ... calling the interview "beautiful."
Calls Off Engagement
With NFL Boyfriend
11/22/2013 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Eat your vitamins and say your prayers brothers ... 'cause TMZ has learned Brooke Hogan is officially single again.
Sources close to Brooke tell us Hulk's daughter ended her engagement to Dallas Cowboys center Phil Costa a few weeks ago ... after he proposed in Vegas back in June.
We're told Brooke realized things had moved way too fast, too soon ... so she decided to call it quits and focus on her music -- before making things official forever.
Our sources say Hogan recently moved back to L.A. to put the finishing touches on her new album ... and she wanted to be closer to Momma Hogan.
Brooke posted this ringless photo a few days ago.
Looks like she won't have much trouble finding a rebound dude.
Jimmie Johnson to McNabb:
YOU'RE WRONG ABOUT RACING
Drivers Are Athletes ... And I'll Whoop Your Ass
11/18/2013 4:33 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jimmie Johnson tells TMZ Sports ... Donovan McNabb was talking out of his ass when the QB said race car drivers aren't athletes ... and JJ says he'll crush him on the track to prove it.
Of course, the racing world went crazy this weekend ... when DM went on Fox Sports 1 and told Erin Andrews, "Do I think [JJ's] an athlete? Absolutely not."
FYI -- ESPN ran a Sports Science special on racing back in 2011 and said that testing proved race car drivers have some of the best reaction times, endurance, strength and concentration in any sport.
So, the question ...
Killed in 100 MPH Car Crash
1 Other Driver Dies, Another Hospitalized
11/18/2013 4:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Thomas Howard – an NFL linebacker who was cut by the Falcons last week – killed himself and another person this morning when he slammed into a big rig truck at more than 100MPH ... officials say.
Witnesses told the CHP ... Howard -- a 2nd round pick in the 2006 NFL Draft -- was blazing down a highway in Oakland, CA when he lost control of his BMW 750Li and smashed into the back of a semi.
Howard's car went airborne and flew across the center median -- and eventually collided with a Chevy Monte Carlo AND a Honda CR-V.
The collision was bad, both Howard and the driver of the Honda -- a 55-year-old man -- died at the scene.
The driver of the Chevy was transported to a nearby hospital. The condition of the semi driver is unknown.
30-year-old Howard was drafted by the Oakland Raiders and blossomed into a star. He also played for the Bengals and most recently the Falcons. He was cut by ATL on November 12.
Story developing ...
I WANT TO PLAY FOOTBALL AGAIN
11/15/2013 2:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jonathan Martin finally broke his silence and addressed the media for the FIRST TIME since leaving the Miami Dolphins ... and says he plans to RETURN to the NFL as soon as possible.
Martin had a meeting in NYC with the special counsel hired by the NFL ... to talk about his treatment by Dolphins teammates, including Richie Incognito -- who's been suspended for allegedly bullying Martin.
The lawyer -- who also conducted the special investigation of the Syracuse University basketball team sexual harassment case -- will try to find out if some of the Dolphins' locker room antics crossed the legal line.
After the meeting, Martin read a statement ... saying he plans to resume his NFL career, though he didn't specify if he meant the Dolphins or another pro squad.
But there's a catch -- for Martin to return, a team has to want to sign him ... and after the way the Miami situation has played out, the ball might not be in his court.
Screw Middle Finger Suit
I'm Goin' Back to the Super Bowl
11/13/2013 2:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
M.I.A. doesn't give two craps about the NFL's $1.5 million lawsuit against her for flashing a middle finger during last year's Super Bowl halftime show -- in fact, she tells TMZ, she's going back to the Super Bowl ... to support Bruno Mars.
M.I.A. was leaving an L.A. sushi joint when we asked about the lawsuit, and the singer laughed it all off like it was a joke -- but said she would attend the 2014 Super Bowl to support Bruno's halftime show.
Pretty safe bet she won't actually be on stage, but check the clip.
M.I.A. has previously scoffed at the NFL's legal action ... claiming she's a victim of nothing more than "powerful corporation d**k shaking."
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 ...
I'm Not a Racist ...
Martin Isn't Even Mad at Me
11/10/2013 7:44 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Richie Incognito is playing the "everybody does it" card to explain why he hammered Jonathan Martin with threatening, racist, and violent language -- and further, he says it's just how he and Martin talk to each other.
In his first extensive interview, Incognito -- who's been suspended for his actions -- basically said players in NFL locker rooms, black and white, use the n-word freely.
Incognito admitted being "embarrassed" by the voicemail he left for his teammate ... where he called him a "half n**ga" -- and said he feels it's inappropriate for him to ever use that word. Strange ... since he's also saying he does it all the time.
As for bullying? Incognito told FOX NFL Insider Jay Glazer ... he didn't think this was a case of bullying ... and was more "an issue of mine and Jon's relationship, where I've taken stuff too far, and I didn't know it was hurting him."
Incognito also shared text messages he says his "best friend" Jonathan sent him after the controversy exploded. He claims Martin said ... "I don't blame you guys. I blame some stuff in the locker room. I blame the culture. I blame what was going on around me."
So, we gotta ask ...
... In Beverly Hills
11/10/2013 7:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
For that football dude Richie ... Incognito is more than just a name -- it's now a lifestyle.
Jay Glazer -- who interviewed the troubled NFL'er for FOX NFL Sunday's pre-game show -- tells TMZ Richie has not left his swanky hotel suite in Bev Hills since blowing into town Friday.
It's interesting ... Richie is not one to live on the downlow. If you have doubts about that check out the Ferrari he bought right after all the hazing stuff became public.
It seems Richie is feeling the heat or he's having a massive party in his room.