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Cubs Starlin Castro

My Off-Season Is ...

For Badass Off-Roading

11/5/2014 3:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1104-starling-castro-polaris-1000-instag-01Starlin Castro is gonna have some seriously filthy fun before baseball starts up again -- the Chicago Cubs shortstop just scooped up a new off-road toy, and turned it into a rolling nightclub.

TMZ Sports has learned the 3-time All-Star bought a 2015 Polaris 1000 -- a serious all-terrain vehicle -- which he pimped out with 4 custom 24-inch waterproof speakers.

The Auto Firm in Miami did the tricking out, and owner Alex Vega tells us Starlin shelled out $25K for the customizing, on top of the $20K for the ATV.

Maybe the pimpest addition -- the speakers AND custom wheels light up in different colors! They'll see and hear Starlin coming from blocks away ... when he ships the rave-on-wheels down to his native Dominican Republic. 

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Kylie Jenner

That Rear End

Gets Her Sued

11/5/2014 1:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The first car accident Kylie Jenner ever had just scored her another milestone -- her first big fat lawsuit.

Kylie's being sued for the 3-car pileup she allegedly started back in August 2013 -- just 18 days after her 16th birthday. TMZ broke the story ... Kylie was driving a Mercedes G-Wagon when a witness says she slammed into the back of a car stopped in traffic.

1105_kylie_jenner_accident_august_tmz_wm_DATE_SUBAccording to the lawsuit, Kylie started a chain reaction ... hitting a Toyota ... which then rear-ended a Subaru. The woman who was driving the Subaru is suing her for being a negligent driver. She's also suing Kris Jenner because they believe she was the registered owner of the Mercedes.

The woman's attorney tells us she suffered injuries to her neck and back.

Relevant note: Kylie was involved in another accident almost a year later -- this time in a Range Rover -- though it wasn't clear whether she caused that one.

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Warren Sapp

Flirting with Rolls-Royce

... After Bankruptcy Case

11/5/2014 10:26 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

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Warren Sapp was test driving a $300K Rolls-Royce Wraith this morning ... but don't worry, the ex-bankrupt, ex-NFL star did NOT drive it off the lot.

Everyone knows Sapp had major financial problems -- in fact, his money problems were so bad, his SHOE COLLECTION was auctioned off to pay off his multi-million dollar debt.

That's why it was so shocking to see Sapp flirting with a Rolls-Royce today -- especially after completing a court-ordered financial management class just 2 years ago ... where he was taught about reckless spending.

So why was he there? We're told Warren was personally invited to the Rolls-Royce driving event in Palm Beach, FL because he was a past client.

We're told attendees were welcome to purchase a car at the event -- but Warren wisely passed on the offer.

His debt school teachers would be proud.

'Mindless Behavior' Singer

Wanted For Questioning

In Car Theft

11/5/2014 8:23 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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If you see boy band singer Roc Royal tooling around L.A. in a brand new Beemer ... the LAPD would like to know about it.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... cops want to talk to the singer from the group Mindless Behavior ... because they think he may be rolling in a stolen whip.

Sources involved in the investigation tell us ... record producer Chris Clark's BMW 325i went missing Monday, after a Hollywood studio session with Royal. We're told Clark had left the car keys on a table in the studio ... and when he went to leave, the keys -- and Roc -- were gone.

We're told Clark contacted RR and threatened to go to cops if the car wasn't returned STAT ... but Royal refused, so Clark reported the vehicle stolen.

So far ... no sign of the car or Royal.

V. Stiviano

Brand New Bentley?!!

Only in Her Dreams

11/5/2014 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF



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finally ditched her dumbass visor -- which is good -- but she's also exchanged her Ferraris and Bentleys for a BRAND NEW ... Hyundai!!

Go ahead, it's OK to LOL.

Stiviano rolled out from her L.A. home on Tuesday in her new whip -- a Hyundai Accent. Looks like a base model ... MSRP around $15K. Sensible vehicle, but nothing at all like the exotic 6-figure sports cars Donald Sterling used to "gift" her.

In the video ... paps try to nail Stiviano down on why she downgraded. But c'mon, NO ONE voluntarily makes this move.

A Karma seems like a better fit for V. -- but they cost $100K.

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Nicki Minaj

Bad Case of the Benz

Smashes Up BF's Mercedes

11/4/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Nicki Minaj Attacks Boyfriend Car
Now we know why Nicki Minaj and her longtime boyfriend broke up ... one of them was on the verge of going to jail after she smashed the windows of his Mercedes with a baseball bat.

Here's what we know. During the summer, Nicki and Safaree Samuels got into an argument. She started screaming, he got pissed, and she EXPLODED in anger, grabbing a bat and chasing him out of the house. She wisely chose property over person, and pulverized the 2012 Benz.

And for bad measure, she threw his clothes in the garbage -- just like in the movies.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... cops were called to the house, but no arrests were made. Safaree was escorted out of the house and left.

As for why Nicki didn't get in trouble ... it appears she owned the Mercedes, but allowed him to use it, and you can't get arrested for destroying your own property.

They broke up a short time later. Wise move.

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Reese Witherspoon

Legally Blonde Illegally Parked

And She Gets Away With It

11/3/2014 2:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Reese Witherspoon may have found a police officer who knows who she is ... and that could be how she charmed her way out of a parking ticket.

Reese was leaving boxing class in Brentwood Monday afternoon when she came across a traffic cop who was writing her a ticket ... but Reese flashed that smile and the officer responded by cutting her a break.

An official from the L.A. Department of Transportation tells TMZ ... Reese got to the officer "prior to completing the citation" ... therefore it stands to reason the officer had started to write her up.

The official adds, "The individual was allowed to depart, as would any other motorists in a similar circumstance."

That is just ... beyond.

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'Transformers' Star

Sent Us Airborne in Car Accident

... Say Pedestrians

11/3/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Jack Reynor Car Accident
"Transformers: Age of Extinction" star Jack Reynor allegedly went all Decepticon -- mowing down two women in a Hollywood intersection ... according to a new lawsuit filed by the women.

The women claim they were in a crosswalk 2 years ago when the Irish actor plowed into them ... throwing them into the air and onto the hood of his vehicle. 

According to their lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- both women got messed up pretty bad ... one had injuries to her knee and back, while the other suffered head trauma and hurt her leg.

The alleged victims are suing Reynor for at least $25K.

We've contacted Reynor's rep to get his side of the story, but so far ... no word back.

Virgin Galactic SpaceShip

EXPLODES

Pilot Dead

10/31/2014 11:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

103114_virgin_galactic_fox_launchA Virgin Galactic spaceship exploded during a test flight Friday over California's Mojave Desert  ... leaving one crew member dead and another severely injured.

Virgin Galactic says their SpaceShipTwo experienced "an in-flight anomaly" after it launched at 9:15 AM.

103114_virgin_galactic_nbc_launch_v2The spacecraft is launched after it is released from another aircraft in flight.  According to reports the spaceship blew up shortly after the release and it's engines ignited.

The plane that released the spacecraft landed safely.

The spaceship is designed to go 62 miles above Earth. It's unclear how high the doomed craft was when it blew up.


A bunch of celebs have reportedly signed up for the initial launch already -- including Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt and Justin Bieber.

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson tweeted about the incident, saying he planned to fly to Mojave immediately to be with the team.

Story developing ...

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'Ray Donovan' Star

I Need A Fixer

To Take Care of 2 Chicks

10/31/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Vinessa Shaw Sued

Vinessa Shaw could use a "fixer" like Ray Donovan to get her out of her current mess ... she's being sued for allegedly running down two women with her car.

According to court docs, the "Ray Donovan" actress was driving in Hollywood when she hit two female pedestrians in a crosswalk.

Maridalia Chepi-Nolasco and Anastasia Gregorio Arce claim they had a green light when Shaw turned the corner and plowed into them. They say they were knocked to the ground and suffered severe injuries.

Good news for Vinessa -- she can probably fix this ... with cold hard cash.

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DeAndre Jordan

I Spent $12k Turning My Bike Into A Light Cycle

... Ya Know, From TRON

10/27/2014 12:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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DeAndre Jordan is now ready to ride into the EMCOM mainframe and defeat the evil forces of Master Control.

You don't know what the hell we're talking about do you?

How about this ... the Clippers center just went totally nerd-boss, spending $12k to trick out his Can-Am to look like one of the Light Cycles from the movie "TRON" ... and TMZ Sports has exclusive pics and video of the finished product.

We spoke to Stevo from 405 Motorsports who tells us DeAndre thought the bikes in the movie were so cool that he brought his 2014 Can-Am Spyder in with one directive ... trick it out like Flynn's ride.

So, what does it take to turn a Can-Am into a Light Cycle? According to Stevo, it includes a new paint job, custom wheels, powder blue lights with the custom stitching to match, and just for a little swag ... adding DeAndre's number to the front and back of the bike.

More than $12,000 later ... we're told DJ couldn't have been more pleased with the results -- "He was shocked at how it looked."

The game has changed ...

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Mama June

Here's The Car I Bought

For My Daughter's Molester

10/26/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Mama June Bought Car Boyfriend

Turns out Mama June is a sugar mama ... buying the guy who molested her daughter a car.

June plunked down around $25,000 CASH at a car dealership in Macon, GA for 2 used Nissan Altimas ... an '07 and an '09. The pic shows a smiling June with her hand near the receipt.

We're told she bought the older car for someone in her family ... and the '09 for "a friend."

But we found out ... the friend's car was delivered to a home in Decatur, GA which McDaniel listed on his sex offender registration.

June's denied she has even seen McDaniel since he went to prison back in 2004. But we've already showed you pics of the 2 of them in a hotel room, and multiple pics of them house hunting last month.

Who you gonna believe ... her or your lyin' eyes?

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'Honey Boo Boo' Cancellation

The Evidence

is On Wheels

10/24/2014 10:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1024-mama-june-tmz-01TLC has plenty of evidence Mama June has been dating a convicted sex offender who molested her 8-year-old relative ... including the fact she went car shopping for the con.

As we first reported ... Mama June bought gifts for Mark McDaniel, who got out of prison in March after serving 10 years. We're told last month June went shopping for a used car ... a car we're told she was getting for McDaniel.

We know she went to at least one dealership near her home and said the used car was for her daughter. But sources say she was secretly car shopping for McDaniel.

Our sources say TLC also got wind of this. The car, the photo we posted, and other "compelling evidence" led the network to cancel the show ... despite June's denials.

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