Well, this is awkward ... Matt Barnes cracking a marriage joke directed at his wife just weeks before they split up -- but it was all scripted for a movie scene they were doing together ... and TMZ Sports has the footage.
Just a few months ago, Matt and Gloria Govan got together to film a cameo in the upcoming movie "Chocolate City" ... all about the life of a black male exotic dancer.
During the scene, Matt plays a guy who's at a female strip club with his buddies ... and Gloria plays their sassy hot waitress.
The two sides exchange quips -- and Matt eventually fires off a barb at Gloria ... saying, "With that attitude you ain't never getting married."
As we previously reported, Matt and Gloria separated a short time later ... and now it seems their headed for divorce.
We spoke to several sources on the set who tell us they were shocked to hear about the split -- telling TMZ Sports Matt and Gloria had great chemistry on the set and seemed to be getting along great.
Here's $200,000 Judge
Now Where Do I Get Another $200K?
10/14/2014 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Teresa Giudice has paid approximately half of the restitution she owes as a result of her criminal conviction ... and it seems more than coincidental that she came up with the loot on the heels of a post-conviction, exclusive interview with Bravo.
TMZ has confirmed ... Teresa paid $200,000 that will go toward the $414,588 restitution ordered by the court. Although there are reports Teresa paid the money Tuesday, we've learned it was paid before then.
What's interesting ... just a week ago Teresa and Joe sat down with Andy Cohen for a 2-hour interview ... and our sources say Bravo lined their pockets handsomely.
Translation ... crime doesn't pay ... but it can definitely help you get back in the black.
NBA Star Matt Barnes
Separated from Gloria Govan
... 'Trust Issues'
10/14/2014 7:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
L.A. Clippers star Matt Barnes has separated from his reality star wife Gloria Govan ... TMZ Sports has learned -- and sources close to the couple tell us it's all over "trust issues."
Barnes and Govan were married back in 2012 -- and have 5-year-old twin boys together.
Sources connected to the couple tell us Matt and "Basketball Wives: LA" star Gloria have been separated for about 6 weeks.
We're told they're still technically living in the same house -- but it's just temporary and it's just a matter of time before one of them moves out and they start the divorce process.
Maybe one of the biggest signs things were going south ... Matt hasn't posted a picture of Gloria on Instagram in months. And we haven't been able to find a picture of Gloria wearing her wedding ring since late-August.
'Escape Club' Star
Lawyer By Day ... Gigolo By Night
10/14/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
All reality shows have their secrets, and E!'s "Escape Club" has a doozy ... one of its studs is a high-priced escort.
Network sources tell TMZ ... Andrew Dean has been working as a gigolo for nearly a year, and was featured on the site Cowboys 4 Angels ... made famous by Showtime's hit show "Gigolos."
When Andrew found out he was going on "Escape Club" ... he had his C4A profile pulled down. Although Andrew says he's thrown in the gigolo towel, we're told he still secretly works at C4A ... which makes sense -- he rakes in more than $2,000 a night.
This may sound familiar ... Lea Michele's BF also worked as a gigolo at Cowboys 4 Angels. But Lea couldn't care less ... Matthew Paetz moved in with her last month.
As for Andrew ... he was eliminated Week 3 into "Escape Club." But producers brought him back and he finished 3rd.
If there's one thing every gigolo knows, it's bronze.
Forced To Squeal
About Apollo's Crimes
10/13/2014 5:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Phaedra Parks has been quiet about her husband's criminal activities, and what she knew about them -- but now she's being forced to open up in an upcoming deposition.
Phaedra will be grilled by attorneys for author Angela Stanton -- who Phaedra sued for defamation. Stanton wrote a book suggesting Parks knew all about Apollo Nida's illegal activities. Phaedra was already deposed once in the case, but stonewalled attorneys when it came to Apollo.
Now, a judge has ordered Phaedra to sit for a 2nd deposition and answer those questions. Stanton's lawyers say they need the info from Parks, so they can mount a proper defense in the defamation case.
Arrested for Vandalizing
His Ex's Car
10/13/2014 3:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" star Uncle Poodle was arrested Monday for allegedly vandalizing the car of his ex-boyfriend, but the love connection goes beyond just the two of them ... it's actually four people deep ... TMZ has learned.
Baldwin County Sheriff's officials tell us ... Poodle broke off a University of Georgia tag from the front of his ex's Dodge 1500 while it was parked last month in a Wal-Mart parking lot.
Now get this ... the ex was with his current boyfriend at the time of the incident. The two witnessed Poodle and his current fiancé driving away after the deed ... and Poodle's fiancé used to date Poodle's ex's new boyfriend.
Anyway ... Poodle was picked up and charged with trespassing and held on $1,000 bond. His hearing was scheduled to be held Monday afternoon -- at the time of this post, he's still in custody.
Derek Hough & Mark Ballas
Our Junker is Now Fit for a Pimp
10/13/2014 12:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Move over Ty Pennington, the house Derek Hough and Mark Ballas bought has officially been souped-up -- and now the famous dancers are looking to cash out.
The "Dancing With the Stars" duo purchased the Studio City pad together earlier this year for $1.275 mil ... and now they're listing it for $1.895 million -- $620K more than they paid.
The flipping process caught the eye of HGTV, which will air a special in January featuring their home pirouette ... tentatively called "Mark & Derek's Excellent Flip."
We're told the "Dancing" stars completely tore up the inside ... and replaced all the windows and doors with fancy new ones -- same goes for the roof.
We're told Derek and Mark forked over at least $200K to rebuild it, with the help of real estate agent Andrew Gulyas ... and now each of the 'DWTS' stars stand to waltz away with some nice pocket change.
Not bad for 8 months work.
'Love and Hip Hop' Star
I'm Gonna Torpedo
Baby Mama's New Show
10/13/2014 12:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
6:30 PM PT -- Hasina has not signed any contract or release form to appear on the show ... according to her rep. As for Hasina appearing in the trailer -- the rep claims the footage was supposed to highlight Hasina's friend Yalanda Hammonds.
Love and Hip Hop" star Yung Joc says he'll do everything within his power to stop his baby mama from airing their dirty laundry on reality TV ... starting with banning his kids from stepping in front of the camera.
Joc tells TMZ ... he's PISSED about his ex Hasina White signing on to a show called "Baby Mamas Atlanta, Virginia, Denver & Los Angeles" -- yes, that's the name.
The rapper says his lawyers are noodling over their options ... in the form of legal options ... explaining, "I will sue the dog s*** out of her if she even thinks about doing this show."
The show's producers are unmoved, saying the show will go on the air in January.
Prepare the pooper scooper.
Carted Off 'DWTS' Set
With Multiple Injuries
10/13/2014 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Karina Smirnoff went down so hard during a "Dancing With the Stars" rehearsal ... she had to get lifted onto a stretcher and rushed to the hospital.
TMZ obtained video of EMTs whisking Smirnoff away after she bit it in practice ... suffering knee and wrist injuries. Watch the video ... Karina's clearly in pain, and her wrist is already wrapped up in an ice pack.
Sources close to the show tell us x-rays show she didn't fracture anything, but just in case ... producers are scrambling to find a replacement. Karina's already been voted out, but she still performs in each show.
Biggest take away from this clip though -- Hollywood EMTs are hot and camera ready.
'Cajun Pawn Stars'
We Got Illegally Raided
Cops Jacked Our Sewer Snake
10/13/2014 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The stars of "Cajun Pawn Stars" are being drummed out of business by cops who are out to get them ... stooping so low as to illegally seize a chain saw and sewer snake ... and now they are gunning for justice in court.
Jimmie DeRamus and his wife Peggy claim the Alexandria PD in Louisiana barged into their shop in June, claiming the shop -- which was featured on the History Channel -- was fencing stolen goods. Police tried seizing the saw and the snake but the owners refused to oblige because there was no search warrant.
Cops left but came back the very next day -- armed with a warrant -- and took the goods and more. DeRamus claims in a new lawsuit cops ran roughshod in the store, shutting it down and shoeing away customers. DeRamus says police also roughed up his brother, Johnnie.
DeRamus says the raid severely damaged their business and created a false impression the shop was a front for illegal activity, so he and his wife are suing the City and the PD for defamation.
Teresa and Joe Giudice
No More Financial Funny Business
Ordered to Keep $$$ Separate
10/12/2014 7:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Teresa Giudice and hubby Joe Giudice are each criminals, but together they are diabolically criminal ... so says the sentencing judge who ordered each of them to put a wall between the other's finances.
According to court docs ... the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars were ordered to keep their personal and business accounts completely separate.
They've each been ordered to pay more than $400K in restitution. It appears at the very least the judge does not want Teresa to pay Joe's debt and vice versa. Fact is ... it's unclear what Joe really does for work, so he's the one who apparently is screwed by the order.
Another point in the docs ... the judge said she did not consider "anonymous letters and phone calls from the public in regards to sentencing."
We're guessing those letters and calls did not contain the word "mercy" ... at least for Joe.
'Swamp Man' Shelby Stanga
Busted for Felony Botanical Violence
10/12/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Shelby "Swamp Man" Stanga -- one of reality TV's biggest bad ass loggers -- got a little carried away with his ax, and ended up getting busted for murder ... of a neighbor's tree.
Stanga was arrested and hauled off to jail down on the bayou this week for allegedly cutting down a cypress tree 3 years ago. Problem is the tree was standing in a swamp on his neighbor's property.
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office tells us Stanga -- star of "Ax Men" and his own spinoff -- was nabbed Monday. There's been a felony warrant out for his arrest since he took down the tree. He was released the same day, and now faces a felony theft charge.
We haven't been able to contact Stanga. Mobile phone service just ain't great in the swamp.
FUN FACT: The bald cypress has been Louisiana's official state tree since 1963.
Ray J's Ex
Our Other Dogs Cry Daily
Please Give Boogati Back
10/11/2014 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ray J's ex-girlfriend is pleading for the singer to give their dog Boogati back to her ... because their other pooches are so devastated they can't stop crying.
Princess Love tells us she tried her best to keep Boogati during their really bitter break up -- because she's the better canine caretaker -- but it fell on deaf ears.
As we previously reported ... the doggie argument got so bad Ray J's security had to step in and break it up. Ray J won the battle, but the war is still up for grabs.
Princess says their 3 other Malteses shouldn't have to go through a break up as well ... they are heartsick and visitation won't work because things are so acrimonious.
We're told their dog Coco is taking things hardest ... and cries every night ... waiting for Boogati's return.