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Ne-Yo

Usain Bolt Better Not Dagger in This Country ...

We Call That Rape

3/27/2014 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Warning to Usain Bolt: Don't go thrusting your crotch at people in the U.S.A. because it could be criminal ... that's Ne-Yo's take on it, anyway.

The singer was out in NYC when we asked him about Usain's ridiculously dirty dancing ... called "daggering" -- and admits he's tried the super-sexualized move too.

But Ne-Yo makes it clear ... he only daggers when he's down in Bolt's homeland of Jamaica, where it's socially acceptable.

As for why he doesn't do it stateside ... Ne-Yo says, "In New York it's called something else. It's called rape."

Hard to argue.

Johnny Weir

Allegations of Shakedown

In Vicious Divorce

3/20/2014 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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has been gracious about his divorce from husband Victor Simon Weir-Voronov ... but TMZ Sports has learned the breakup is not just bitter ... it's vicious, with allegations of a shakedown.

Sources connected with Johnny tell TMZ Sports ... on Wednesday Victor's people called Johnny's lawyer and said a media outlet had contacted them offering money for an interview.  Johnny's people say Victor's lawyer said his client would turn down the interview IF Johnny paid him $25,000 for lawyers fees, plus support. 

Victor's people admit they did mention the interview and asked for support ... but the 2 were not connected.

And there's more.   Victor claims Johnny blindsided him ... that he found out only Tuesday Johnny filed for divorce.  But sources connected with Johnny say Victor is lying. 

We know Victor is already on his second divorce lawyer.  Johnny's people say that doesn't sound like a guy who just found out.
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Our Johnny sources say Weir told Victor he was going to file for divorce BEFORE he left for the Olympics.  We know Johnny's divorce docs were signed January 28, and he left for Sochi 2 days later.

Check out the pics of Johnny during the Olympics.  He's NOT wearing his wedding ring.

0320_johnny_weir_no_ring_sochi_olympics_footerThe divorce docs were actually filed with the court February 12.  Our Johnny sources say Weir told Victor shortly after he pulled the trigger that the docs were in court.  Sources connected with Victor say BS ... they both threatened divorce for the last year, but Victor never knew Johnny would go through with it.

To show how bitter it's gotten ... Johnny is asking the judge to make Victor pay his lawyer's fees and other costs connected to the divorce.

Johnny Weir Split

Aborted Vacation Plans

... At Center of Breakup

3/20/2014 6:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Johnny Weir got too busy to take a vacation -- and it PISSED OFF his husband ... and that was a major reason the couple split up ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Sources close to the couple tell us ... Johnny and husband Victor Voronov have been having issues for a while -- but were hoping to spend some quality time together on a long, relaxing vacation. But when Johnny was tapped to cover the Olympics in Sochi, he got super busy -- and we're told the vacation was pushed ... and pushed ... and pushed. 

We're told Victor supported Johnny and his career, but the couple had only seen each other 2 or 3 times in the past month and it was taking a toll on Victor. 

Victor has been telling people there was a vacation ultimatum -- but Johnny was simply too busy to take time off for a getaway ... and we're told that was the final straw. 

Johnny announced Wednesday the couple had split up after more than two years of marriage.

Team USA Hockey

Auctioning Off Olympic Jerseys

From Slovak Annihilation

3/19/2014 12:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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T.J. Oshie's sweaty, smelly game-used jersey from the Olympics could be yours ... 'cause Team USA is auctioning off the unis from their destruction of Slovakia for charity ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Oshie, Patrick Kane and a bunch of other Team USA players have donated their jerseys to the USA Hockey Foundation ... in an effort to raise money for hockey programs for kids. 

The site is offering game-used jerseys from a couple of the Team USA hockey games in Sochi  ... including the February 13th prelim against Slovakia ... where Team USA emerged victorious 7-1. 

For the record, the jersey Oshie wore during his insane shoot-out performance against Russia isn't on the site ... but the Slovakia one still has his sweat on it. So, next best thing? 

Oscar Pistorius Murder Case

Man Gets Death Threats

Over Lego Recreations

3/19/2014 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0319_oscar_pistorius_lego_launchThe Lego-artist who's been posting Lego recreations of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial tells TMZ Sports he's been getting DEATH THREATS from people upset with his work. 

We spoke to Armando Tejada ... who says he initially decided to document the Pistorius case because, "I've been fascinated by the trial" ... plus, he had a Legos set from the 2012 Olympics, which came with a tiny Pistorius figure. 

The images are NOT graphic -- they mostly chronicle Pistorius interacting with the judge and his lawyer in the South Africa courthouse where his trial is being held. 

"I don't plan on posting any graphic depictions of the murder or any scene that shows the victim Reeva Steenkamp out of respect," Tejada tells us. 

Still, Tejada -- who lives in Chicago -- says some people are so mad they've threatened his life.

"I've received death threats," Tejada says ... "I understand why people would be upset about it. There's a very thin line and I'm sure I've crossed it."

We're told one of threats involved shooting Tejada with a gun. 

Tejada says he has not gone to police -- since the people behind the threats are based in South Africa ... and he doesn't believe he's in any real danger.

Oscar Pistorius

VOMITS IN COURT

During Graphic Description of GF's Wounds

3/10/2014 8:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0310-oscar-pistorius-02-GettyOscar Pistorius threw up in court today ... several times ... as a pathologist detailed the injuries he found on Reeva Steenkamp's body after she was shot, in gruesome detail. 

Pistorius was given a bucket to puke into during the testimony ... and used it quite frequently.

In between vomit sessions, the Olympian was seen rocking back and forth, crying and covering his ears with his hands. 

As for the testimony, Professor Gert Saayman detailed the bullet wounds he found on Steenkamp following her death ... saying she was shot on the top of the head, in the right elbow, in the right hip and left hand.

Saayman said the head would have incapacitated Steenkamp immediately. He also said the ammo, Black Talon bullets, are the kind that "expand and mushroom" on impact for maximum damage. 

At one point, the judge asked Pistorius' lawyer if he was going to be able to compose himself and stay in the courtroom. Oscar said he wanted to continue ... and was allowed to stay.

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Oscar Pistorius

Murder Trial Begins

I Heard 'Bloodcurdling Screams'

3/3/2014 5:43 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0303-oscar-pistorius-GettyOlympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius arrived to court in South Africa for Day 1 of his murder trial Monday -- and it's already getting intense ... with a neighbor saying she heard "bloodcurdling screams" the night of the shooting. 

Pistorius -- aka "Blade Runner" -- shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013 -- and he's been charged with premeditated murder. Oscar pleaded not guilty to the shooting -- and claims it was accidental because he thought Reeva was an intruder who got inside the house. 

Today, Oscar's neighbor recounted what she remembered from that night -- "Just after 3, I woke up from a woman's terrible screams. Then I also heard a man screaming for help. Three times he yelled for help."

The neighbor said her husband immediately called authorities. 

The entire trial is expected to last about 3 weeks -- if convicted, Oscar faces life in prison.

Jadeveon Clowney

I've Never Seen Anyone Run Like Him

Says Olympic Sprinter

2/24/2014 8:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0224-maurice-jadeveon-getty-01Jadeveon Clowney's INCREDIBLE 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine didn't just impress the football community -- it blew away an Olympic sprinting legend who tells TMZ Sports he's never seen anything like it.

In case you haven't heard, Clowney -- who weighs 266 pounds -- ran a blazing fast 4.47 ... faster than almost ALL of the running backs at the combine.

We spoke to Maurice Green -- the former 100 meter dash record holder -- who tells us plain and simple -- "Jadeveon is a freak athlete."

Green -- who trains a bunch of NFL stars including Richard Sherman and Reggie Bush -- says, "You don't get too many guys with his size and speed. Guys like Jadeveon don't come around that often. If I was a QB in the NFL I'd be worried."

Still, Green says he'd destroy Clowney in a footrace -- "My best 40 time was 3.8."

That's fast.

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Olympian Jamie Anderson

I'M QUITTING TINDER

I'm Too Hot for App Dating

2/22/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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U.S. Olympic snowboarder Jamie Anderson says she's officially ditching her Tinder account ... telling TMZ Sports she's way too good-looking to be hunting for dudes through an app.

Anderson -- who won gold in Sochi -- famously told the media she used Tinder to meet other sexy athletes in Olympic Village ... but now, Jamie says she's having a serious change of heart.

"I don't need it," Jamie says ... telling us the app didn't ever lead her to a quality hookup during her stint in Russia.

So, what's Jamie's plan now? 

There's always Jdate ... ChristianMingle ... BlackPeopleMeet ... FarmersOnly ...

US Hockey Team

FREE PORN FOR TEN YEARS

If They Beat Canada!

2/21/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0220-brazzers-hockey-01As if the men's USA Men's hockey team wasn't under enough pressure ... now a major porn company is making things worse -- by offering them 10 YEARS of free porn if they win gold.

... and not just any porn, HD PORN!!!

TMZ Sports has learned ... Brazzers says each player on the squad will get a month-long membership to the hardcore porn site if they beat Canada today ... and if they win the gold-medal game -- they'll get a full 10-year smut pass!

That's a whooooole lotta smut.

Don't screw it up Oshie.

Andy Cohen

My Fave Part of the Olympics

BOB COSTAS' EYE!!!

2/20/2014 6:47 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Here's something you've probably never seen before ... ANDY COHEN ON A SPORTS WEBSITE!!!

Mazel!

Anyway, the Bravo icon was out in NYC last night when we started talking Olympics. Even though Andy admitted he doesn't fancy himself much of a fan, he says there's one event in Sochi he can't stop watching -- THE BOB COSTAS PINK EYE SAGA!!!

It doesn't stop there ... Andy also explains why he's rooting HARD against Mother Russia.

Check out the clip ... GO USA!!!

Jamaican Bobsled Team

Watermelon Helmets?

Watermelon Helmets.

2/17/2014 8:18 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
0217_jamaica_watermelon_helmets_sochi_olympics_launch_v3File This Under: "Questionable Decision Making" ... but the Jamaican Bobsled Team competed over the weekend wearing helmets that looked like watermelons.

Of course, in the U.S. ... there's a well-known stereotype about black people and watermelon -- but in fact, it's not really a "thing" in Jamaica.

Still, a little weird to see a team consisting entirely of black people wearing helmets that look like watermelon.

As one Jamaican source put it ... "I don't know about any stereotype ... all I know is we eat them, not put them on our heads."

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