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Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Surprises Protege with

A Brand New Whip!

7/23/2015 4:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0722-sub-ashley-theophane-instagram-01Life's good when you're on The Money Team ... 'cause one of Floyd Mayweather's proteges tells TMZ Sports the boxing champ hooked him up with a brand spanking new ride worth over $30k!

Okay, it's not a Bugatti or a Ferrari, but Ashley Theophane -- who's 38-6 -- ain't complaining. Theophane tells us he was chillin' at home when Floyd called and said meet him at a dealership. 

When he arrived Floyd handed him the keys to a fully loaded 2015 Chrysler 300. Theophane says he needed a car, but had no idea his mentor was hooking it up like this. 

AT says it's Floyd's way of showing him love for winning 5 straight fights. He added, "Floyd makes so much money. He likes to take care of his team."




Grandmaster Flash

Stupid Valet Gave ...

My Car to a THIEF!!!

7/23/2015 2:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0723-grandmaster-flash-INSTAGRAM-01Grandmaster Flash lost his prized and customized possession because an overly generous -- and not so bright valet -- simply handed over the keys to a car thief.

Flash tells us his custom made 2014 white Dodge Charger-- nicknamed The Ghost -- was jacked from a parking structure in NYC last Thursday. Most frustrating of all ... he says the parking attendant didn't ask for any ID or parking ticket from the thief.  

Law enforcement sources tell us cops were called, but that was merely to take down a stolen car report. The Ghost had long since vanished by the time cops got there. 

Flash -- famous for rap classics like "White Lines" and "The Message" -- also lost some vintage vinyl records that were in his whip. He's considering a lawsuit against the parking company.

Don't push him 'cause he's close to the edge ...


Reggie Bush

My Rolls-Royce Is Killing Me

... At the Gas Pump

7/23/2015 8:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Reggie Bush has normal people problems -- the price of gas is absolutely crushing his new 49ers contract ... every time he has to refuel his feakin' Rolls-Royce. Yeah, don't feel too bad for him. 

Reggie was gassing up his sick Rolls in Brentwood ... and our photog gave him some dap on the new baby he and his wife just had -- but he was totally distracted by the pillaging going on at the pump. 

Check out the hit his wallet took. It'll make you feel better about your Prius ... for a while. 

Then you'll quickly go back to wishing you had a Rolls.


Caitlyn Jenner

Not Balling THAT Hard ...

Her Lambo Is Just For Show

7/23/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0722_caitlyn_jenner_car_splashCaitlyn Jenner is not quite the lady pimp she appeared to be ... but she's definitely as showy. 

As we told you ... a Lamborghini Aventador -- base price $400k -- showed up in her driveway on Tuesday ... via flatbed delivery truck. While we're sure she COULD afford one ... turns out Caitlyn did not buy it -- it's just a rental for her docuseries. 

Sources close to "I Am Cait" production tell us the show rented the exotic whip for a scene they're shooting.

Remember, Caitlyn's still into Bruce's fave hobbies -- driving ATVs and motorcycles, so it's not shocking she might feel the need for Lambo speed. 

Caitlyn Jenner

Check Out My ...

New Killer Curves

7/21/2015 4:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0721-caitlyn-jenner-lambo-delivery-SPLASH-01Caitlyn Jenner has something sexy, new and Italian to flaunt ... her custom made exotic sports car.

Caitlyn had her tricked out Lambo Aventador delivered by flatbed truck to her Malibu home early Tuesday. It's a pretty Kardashian-esque purchase -- remember, Kanye's got one of his own. Base price is $400k, so you can bet this bad boy ran her more like half a mil.

Sorry, Caitlyn but we already see trouble brewing. Getting in and out of a Lambo in a pencil skirt can't be easy!


Ben Affleck

Nobody Does a Dodge Better than Me

7/14/2015 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0714-ben-affleck-akmgsiBen Affleck now has a car suitable for his newly-formed Batman muscles ... a 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat.

Ben was tooling around in his newest acquisition Tuesday near the family home in Pacific Palisades. It's a rare ride ... only 2,000 were manufactured.

The car goes for $90k and it has plenty of power ... 707 horsepower.

One final fun fact ... Ben bought the car over the phone. That's Affleck money.


Tracy Morgan

Back in the Driver's Seat

7/13/2015 6:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Tracy Morgan took a huge leap forward in his recovery, and he did it in style.

Tracy -- who was severely injured in a horrible car crash a year ago -- was cruising in a sick, silver Lambo Saturday afternoon on 5th Ave in NYC.

Steve Lacy, the anchor at Fox 5 in New York, took the pic. He says he first noticed the Lambo, and was floored when he saw who was behind the wheel. Steve says he asked Tracy how he was doing and the comedian said he was good and flashed the peace sign.

Lacy says Morgan "was just like the Tracy we knew."


Floyd Mayweather

Drops $100K On One-Of-A-Kind Jeep

7/10/2015 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Another day, another fancy whip for Floyd Mayweather ... this time the luxury gearhead is going off-road  ... dropping some serious cash to upgrade an ordinary Jeep into a Money-worthy stunt mobile.

TMZ Sports spoke with Alex Vega -- the customizing guru down at The Auto Firm in Miami -- and he tells us Mayweather dipped into his deep pockets and pulled out $100k to transform his 2015 Jeep Wrangler.

We're told Floyd wanted every inch of the ride customized ... so he added a new front hood, Avorza 35 inch wheels, new bumpers, and red LED base lights to make the streets glow red when he cruises.

He wasn't done there though ... 'cause the guys at The Auto Firm went all futuristic on the Jeep adding a super slick iPad integration system which controls everything inside of the vehicle.

Hey, it might not be a $4.8 million supercar ... but it definitely has more room for strippers.

Soccer Star Arturo Vidal

Dodges Bullet In DUI Ferrari Crash

7/8/2015 9:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0708-arturo-vidal-getty-01International soccer superstar Arturo Vidal -- who plays for Juventus and the Chilean national team -- struck a HUGE deal with prosecutors and won't go to jail for a drunken Ferrari crash. 

28-year-old Vidal totaled his expensive Ferrari on the way from a casino in Chile last month -- and reportedly trashed a police officer who responded to the scene. 

But he won't go to jail -- instead, officials say he agreed to write a huge check to the other driver in the accident (the amount of the check hasn't been disclosed) ... and his driver's license has been yanked for 2 years. 

He also apologized to the cop he insulted -- and was ordered to give motivational speeches to inmates. 

As for the Ferrari -- he can afford a new one ... the guy makes more than $8 million per year. 

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Car Crash at UCLA

... Wearing Lakers Jersey

7/7/2015 7:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0707-kareem-abdul-jabar-accident-tmzKareem Abdul-Jabbar is having a rough year ... the NBA legend got into a car wreck at UCLA yesterday ... and TMZ Sports has the pics. 

Kareem was arriving to UCLA Medical Center, where he underwent quadruple bypass surgery earlier this year, when he got into a collision with another vehicle. 

Sources connected to the Hall of Famer tell us he's doing OK -- no major injuries -- and it appeared the other person in the wreck was also fine. 

People recognized Kareem at the scene ... not just because he's huge, but also because he was wearing his old Lakers jersey at the time of the crash. 

Cops showed up ... but we're told there were no major issues, just your usual fender bender. 

update_graphic_red_bar10:04 AM PT -- Kareem's rep tells us, "Kareem is fine and was not injured, but his car was severely damaged. The accident was caused by the other person -- not Kareem."

Floyd Mayweather to Cops

Go Ahead, Ticket Me

'Not Like I Can't Afford It'

6/29/2015 9:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Floyd Mayweather almost got fined by police this weekend ... and he couldn't have cared less. 

The boxer and his entourage were rollin' down Hollywood Blvd. late Friday night in a caravan of expensive cars ... Floyd was driving his Bugatti, flanked by SUVs with another Bugatti and a Rolls Royce in the back. 

Our law enforcement sources tell us ... at one point during the joy ride, Floyd stopped his car in the middle of the street, stood up inside of it and played up to the cheering crowd. 

Cops approached Mayweather and told him he needed to move the car ASAP (because traffic in that area SUCKS) or else they would ticket Floyd or impound his car. 

Floyd's reply -- "It's not like I can't afford it."

BTW, he's right ... Mayweather was just listed as #1 on Forbes' highest paid celebrities list. 

But in the end, Floyd decided it was just easier to move the car ... so instead of taking the fine, he went along his way. 

Floyd Mayweather

Closing the Deal on $4.8 Mil Super Car

6/28/2015 7:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0628-floyd-mayweather-car-Gallery-Launch-TemplateHow do you upgrade from a $3.8 million Ferrari?? Easy ... you get a $4.8 MILLION super car to take its place ... at least, that's what Floyd Mayweather's planning to do ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Sources close to the boxer tell us ... he's thiiiis close to closing the deal on an ultra-rare sports car called a Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita ... one of only THREE of its kind in the entire world. 

The car is lightning fast ... 0-60 in 2.9 seconds ... and tops out at 250 miles per hour! 

Our sources tell us Floyd has had his eye on the car for a while -- but now, he's finally pulling the trigger ... and we're told his car guy Obi Okeke at Fusion Luxury Motors has already imported it to his L.A. showroom specifically for Mayweather.

Floyd is currently in L.A. for the BET Awards -- don't be surprised if he's rolling around town in the car by the 4th of July. 

Courtney Love

Attacked, Held Hostage

By French Mob

6/25/2015 6:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Courtney Love fled for her life Thursday after her Uber came under attack by an angry mob in Paris.

Love says the crowd held Uber drivers and passengers -- herself included -- hostage, and destroyed the vehicles with metal bats. The crowd also lit tires on fire and turned over some of the cars.

The protesters are largely taxi drivers who feel Uber drivers have an unfair advantage because they aren't paying steep licensing fees to become drivers. 

Love -- who had just arrived in Paris and was driving into the city -- was so scared she paid 2 guys on motorcycles to sneak her out.  She says when the mob spotted her fleeing on the motorcycle, they chased her ... throwing rocks at them. 

She went on Twitter to warn Kanye -- who had apparently also just landed in Paris -- not to leave the airport. 

In Courtney fashion, she said, "They've ambushed our car and are holding our driver hostage. they're beating the cars with metal bats. this is France?? I'm safer in Baghdad."

0625-sub-courtney-love-instagram-02Her second car was surrounded by several people and that's when Courtney decided to make a break for it. She wrote, "Paid some guys on motorcycles to sneak us out, got chased by a mob of taxi drivers who threw rocks, passed two police and they did nothing." 

According to reports, French police have donned riot gear and used tear gas to try and break up the protests. 


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