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WWE Star Sheamus

Goes Back In Time ...

Buys a DeLorean

12/26/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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WWE superstar Sheamus may not be a champ anymore, but he's still living like one -- dropping a bundle on the crown jewel for all exotic car lovers ... who also happen to love "Back to the Future."

Our sources tell us the Celtic Warrior went searching for a DeLorean last weekend -- and hit up Just Toys Classic Cars in Orlando for a test drive. He clearly fell in love with it on the spot ... 'cause he scooped it up for around $55K. 

Unclear if Seamus is a "Future" fanatic ... but he can forget about a road trip to 1955. The seller tells us the car -- which is more than 30-years-old -- has a "tough time getting to 88 miles per hour." 

Buyer beware! 

Fun fact: In "Back to the Future III" ... Marty Mcfly's great-great-grandpa's name is ... Seamus!

L.A. Lakers Player

Drops $200k on Aston Martin

... Merry Xmas to Me!

12/25/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Swaggy P ain't the only Lakers player rollin' around on some fresh new wheels ... TMZ Sports has learned teammate Wesley Johnson just dropped $205k on a pimped out Aston Martin!!

We're told ... the 4th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft recently hit up Roadstarr Motorsports in L.A. looking to get a Christmas gift for himself. 

He picked out a 2014 Aston Martin Rapide -- 0 to 60 in 4.7 seconds -- and customized it with a pearl white paint job that featured a matte black center.  

The interior ... burgundy Italian leather with white stitching -- plus 10-inch monitors on the back of the front seats.

Plus ... 20-inch rims (we're told Wesley was adamant about dubs.)

Who needs Santa when you've made $13 million playing basketball???

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IndyCar Owner

My Crappy Sponsor

Crippled My Racing Team

12/24/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1223-bryan-herta-autosportsAn IndyCar team owner -- whose driver won the Indy500 in 2011 -- claims he's being hosed by his biggest sponsor ... who bailed on a $2 million deal AFTER he covered his car in their logo.

The man behind the suit is Bryan Herta -- a former racer who owns the Bryan Herta Autosport racing team which competes in the Verizon IndyCar series. 

Herta claims he struck a $2 million deal with the people behind Integrity Energy Drink back in April -- and immediately plastered the company logo all over the team's car ... complete with a fluorescent green paint job to match the Integrity colors. 

But according to a lawsuit filed in L.A. County Superior Court and obtained by TMZ Sports, Integrity failed to live up to its name ... and only forked over $470k in payments. 

Herta claims he went after company honchos for the money -- and got an email from the CEO apologizing for the payment problems ... but NEVER got the remaining $1.53 mil. 

In the suit, Herta claims the lack of funding put his squad at a "severe competitive disadvantage" -- forcing the team to scale back important race prep to save money. 

Herta is demanding the remaining $1.53 mil -- plus damages. 

A lawyer for Integrity tells TMZ Sports ... "Any allegations made against my client should be viewed with high scrutiny.  There is more to this situation than just a simple allegation. There exists evidence to counter any claim made by the claimant."

Snoop to Nick Young:

Your New Whip ...

NEEDS HYDRAULICS!!!

12/23/2014 11:37 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Nick Young said he felt like "Westside Connection" after he got his new '62 Impala. But according to Snoop Dogg ... Nick's missing one VERY important part of a true "Westside" whip -- HYDRAULICS!

Everyone knows Snoop has a thing for classic cars -- he owns a grip including a few Impalas of his own. 

We're told Snoop thinks Nick's new ride is "tight" -- but the rapper is telling friends that "real Westside riders" can make their rides jump like Kris Kross. 

One source close to the rapper says Snoop put it this way ... "He ain't really Westsidin' because he can't hit no SWITCHES!"

But get this ... we're told Snoop wants to connect Young with a famous L.A.-based lowrider crew that can make Nick's ride bounce like a check from Wesley Snipes

No word if Young will accept the offer -- but we'll stay on it.

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Nick Young

Iggy Won Xmas This Year

'I Can't Top Her Gift'

12/23/2014 6:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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If Christmas is a battlefield ... Nick Young is France -- 'cause he just surrendered in the war for the best Xmas gift after his GF Iggy Azalea hooked him up with a sick classic car.  

The Lakers star was rollin' around L.A. in his brand new '62 Chevy Impala -- which Iggy delivered to him outside the Lakers facility Monday -- when we asked if it was even possible to top Iggy's gift.

The short answer ... no ... and Nick knows it -- admitting that she "won" the holiday gift exchange this year.  

Swaggy also had some things to say about Kobe Bryant. Check out the clip ...

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Iggy Azelea

Nick Young's Xmas Gift ...

A BRAND NEW CAR!

12/22/2014 3:27 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Santa Claus ain't got nothin' on Iggy Azalea ... who just hooked up Nick Young with one helluva Christmas present -- a 1962 Chevy Impala ... complete with a red bow. 

Iggy personally delivered the ride to Swaggy P outside the Lakers practice facility -- where Nick got the chance to show off his new whip in front of all his boys. 

No word on how much Iggy paid for the ride ... but some '62 Impalas have been appraised around $100k. 

Question is ... how's Nick gonna compete with that? 

'Bad Girls Club' Wannabe

Destroy the Boot

Go to Jail

12/20/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The chick who left the "Bad Girls Club" audition with a Denver Boot attached to the car could end up in jail ... TMZ has learned.

It appears Chicquita Washington -- the registered owner of the car -- high-tailed it out of a Houston, TX parking lot with the boot on the back tire, then roared away, dislodging it and breaking it off.

Parking officials tell TMZ ... if she just drove off with the boot there'd be no crime, but she was gunning it toward a parking enforcement officer who booted the car, and we've learned the guy filed a police report, claiming she clipped him.

If cops and prosecutors buy his story, Chicquita could be charged with criminal assault.

Chicquita is bananas.

Kylie & Tyga

Get Locked Out

On Date Night

12/19/2014 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Kylie Jenner and Tyga’s first public date was pretty exciting -- and not only because he's a 25-year-old rapper and she's a 17-year-old whatever.  

The couple cruised out of Spago, hoping to escape quickly ... right up until the valet locked himself INSIDE their Lambo! Oh, and also -- HE’S 25 AND SHE’S 17!
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Justin Bieber

Blazin' Again ...

But Not Like That

12/19/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Justin Bieber was caught speeding in the valley and it's cost him thousands ... which is just how he planned it.

Biebs was down for a little late night go-kart action Wednesday night for a bud's b-day ... and dropped a few grand for an after-hours, all-access adrenaline session at MB2 Raceway.

We're told ... JB arrived with a dozen friends -- including Hailey Baldwin. We're told he dropped $2,700 ... the cost of burning rubber for 2 hours.

The staff gladly stuck around ...  Justin threw them an extra $500.

Go Biebs Racer ... Go!

Justin Verlander

Uber Says Sorry, Bro ...

You Get Screwed by Price Boost Too

12/18/2014 1:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1218_justin_verlander_uber_gettyHey, Justin Verlander ... SUCK IT UP -- that's what Uber is telling the Detroit Tigers ace after he bitched to the world about holiday price surges -- and threatened to jump to the competition.

Verlander fired the first salvo with his Instagram post ... "@Uber I used to love you and now your ridiculous surge charges are causing me to take my talents elsewhere. #lyft."

Now, Uber is responding, telling Verlander ... "Surge pricing encourages drivers to get on the road when demand is high. As soon as things even out, pricing will lower." In other words: too bad, so sad.

They didn't even mention the fact JV is it he middle of a 7-year, $180 million contract -- and is probably the last person who should be complaining about a little extra coinage.

AND he gets to ride Kate Upton -- and therefore wins ... no matter what.

Teen Mom Star Ryan Edwards

Severe Bleeding After Head-On Crash

12/13/2014 12:57 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1213-ryan-edwards-car-crash-TMZ-01"Teen Mom" star Ryan Edwards was involved in a scary car crash Friday in Tennessee that left him bloody on the side of the road -- and despite the gory scene ... he managed to avoid any major injuries.

Chattanooga PD officials tell TMZ ... 2 vehicles crashed into each other head-on last night -- and right now the cause is still under investigation.

However multiple witness tells us they saw Ryan swerve across double yellow lines -- while apparently speeding -- and smash into another woman's vehicle.

The other driver was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Ryan refused ... instead opting to have a friend pick him up at the crash site.

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Floyd Mayweather

Sued Over Head-On Collision

.. After Bieber Rescued His Kids

12/11/2014 12:28 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Floyd Mayweather is being sued over a frightening head-on collision involving his kids -- and Justin Bieber -- even though the boxer was on a red carpet when the accident went down. 

We broke the story ... Floyd's kids were in a vehicle that slammed into another car in L.A. back in June while Floyd was at the BET Awards. Justin Bieber happened to be in the area at the time of the crash and rushed to the scene to comfort Floyd's kids.  

0630-bieber-crash-sub-instagram-02Now, we've learned ... the other driver says he was seriously injured in the wreck and is suing Floyd ... claiming the man behind the wheel of Floyd's car was driving like a complete maniac that day.

And get this ... according to the suit, Floyd's driver is a FAMOUS BOXER -- J'Leon Love -- who trains out of the Mayweather Boxing Gym in Las Vegas. Love is also being sued. 

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According to the suit, Love was tearing through the streets at speeds of more than 100 MPH while weaving in and out of traffic.

The man behind the suit, Peter Park, claims he suffered injuries to his head, neck, collarbone, foot and ankle. Park claims his passenger was also injured.

Park is suing for unspecified damages. Calls to Love and Mayweather have not been returned.

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MLB Star Yoenis Cespedes

My New Lambo ...

BREATHES FIRE!

12/11/2014 11:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1211-cespedes-lambo-insta-01MLB star Yoenis Cespedes was just traded from the Red Sox to the Tigers ... and if he wants, he can drive to Detroit in style ... IN HIS NEW FIRE-BREATHING LAMBORGHINI!!

As we previously reported, Cespedes bought the $500k Aventador earlier this year ... and dropped it off at The Auto Firm in Miami where Alex Vega promised to pimp the hell out of it.

Well, he did ... giving the car a special Avorza blue metallic paint job, a custom sound system, Avorza AV3 forged wheels ... and oh yeah, AN EXHAUST THAT SPITS FLAMES!!!

We got footage showing Cespedes at the moment he saw his new upgraded whip ... and he was STOKED!!!

Check out the footage ... which also shows the mobile flame-thrower in action!!! 

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