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Chad Johnson


... Even If They're Not Exactly Legal Yet

12/25/2014 8:58 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1225-ocho-cinco-cigar-INSTAGRAM-01Chad Johnson isn't waiting for the smoke to clear on the changing foreign policy with Cuba ... he's already got his hands on some authentic Cubans ... and he ain't afraid to puff away in public. 

Of course, the cigar community is pumped about President Obama's decision to end the embargo with Cuba -- but according to U.S. officials, authentic Cuban cigars are still off limits to most Americans. 

But Johnson isn't wasting any time ... and recently fired up a Monte Cristo #2. 

And on Xmas morning, the former NFL star showed off a brand new box of "Hoyo de Monterrey" cigars ... fresh from Havana. 

1225-SUB-ocho-cinco-cigar-INSTAGRAM-01It's just a matter of time before Cubans are 100% legal in the States ... but when it comes to the risk, clearly Chad shares Sharon Stone's mentality from "Basic Instinct:"

"What are ya gonna do ... charge me with smoking?"


'All Blacks' Rugby Star

My Porn Star Ex-GF

... Is a Hall of Famer!

12/25/2014 8:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


She famously dated one of the best rugby players in the world ... and now porn star Kaylani Lei is finally becoming a Hall of Famer in her own right ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Lei made international headlines back in 2005 when she hooked up with New Zealand All-Blacks superstar Byron Kelleher after reportedly meeting the guy at Hedonism sex resort in Jamaica. 

In fact, one major British paper called them the raunchy version of Posh and Becks ... until they broke up in 2006. 

After their relationship fizzled, Byron (now 38 years old) reportedly dated Princess Charlene of Monaco. He's now engaged to a hot European model Lilly de Vellis

As for Kaylani -- who starred in classics like "Count Rakula," "Asian Fever 11" and "Yum Yum Dim Sum" -- she went on to win multiple XXX awards .... including Starlet of the Year (2005), Comeback of the Year (2008) and Best Group Sex Scene (2010). 

Now, she's been selected for the AVN Hall of Fame ... and will be inducted with the 2015 class during the AVN Awards in January. 



Boxer Jermain Taylor

Throws Brick at Woman

... Cops Called

12/25/2014 7:09 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1225-jermaine-taylor-getty-01More drama for boxer Jermain Taylor ... this time, the IBF Middleweight champ has been accused of throwing a BRICK at a woman near his home in Arkansas. 

According to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Dept., a 30-year-old woman claims Taylor launched a brick through her car window ... and she was bleeding. 

Cops say Taylor ADMITTED to launching the brick, but claims he only did it because the woman was driving right at him. 

Here's the shocking part, neither Taylor nor the woman were arrested ... even though cops say the woman had cuts to her elbow and damage to her vehicle. 

It's just the latest legal problem for Taylor -- who's set to go on trial in June for allegedly shooting his cousin. 

Kevin Nash

Suspended By WWE

... After Battery Arrest

12/25/2014 6:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news


Wrestling superstar Kevin Nash has been suspended by the WWE in the wake of his violent, bloody arrest in Florida ... TMZ has learned. 

We broke the story ... 6'10" Nash was popped after allegedly choke slamming his 6'5" son Tristen during a domestic dispute.

Now, the WWE tells us that while 55-year-old Nash has not performed "regularly" since 2004, his non-wrestling "legends" contract has been immediately suspended until the domestic dispute is resolved. 

The "legends" contract is primarily a promotional deal with the WWE -- where Nash makes appearances under the WWE banner.

L.A. Lakers Player

Drops $200k on Aston Martin

... Merry Xmas to Me!

12/25/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


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???


WWE Star Kevin Nash

Arrested for Battery

Bloody Fight with Son

12/24/2014 6:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ just got the two police reports. As for Kevin's arrest ... the report says he told cops his son came home wasted and belligerent toward him and Kevin's wife, then spit in his face and elbow-checked him. Kevin told cops he pinned Tristen to the ground and that's when Tristen scratched his face.

But Tristen said Kevin was berating him over his relationship with his girlfriend. He says Kevin then choke-slammed him to the ground and, just like Kevin's signature move, Tristen says he hit is head so hard on the ground he blacked out.  

Cops arrested Kevin because they felt he was the "primary aggressor."

As for Tristen's arrest two hours later ... Tristen's uncle told cops the young man -- who is 6'5" and 200 lbs -- was drunk and  had "slung his mom around the kitchen" and tried attacking him as well.
update-grey-gray-barWrestling superstar Kevin Nash was arrested early Christmas Eve morning -- after getting into a bloody fight with his teenage son Tristen ... TMZ has learned.

The 55-year-old legend -- who is currently under contract with the WWE -- was taken into custody in Volusia County, Florida  after cops received a call about a domestic incident just after midnight. 

When cops arrived to the scene ... they noticed blood on Kevin's face and arrested Nash.

Two hours later, cops received another 911 call from a person claiming 18-year-old Tristen attacked his mother. He was also arrested for battery. 

Cops tell TMZ alcohol may have been a factor. 


Both men were hauled to a nearby jail where they were booked and are currently being held without bond. 

FYI -- Nash (6'10" and 277 pounds) is one of of the biggest stars in wrestling ... he's won titles in the WWE, WCW and TNA ... by using his signature move, the jackknife powerbomb. 

Nash has also had a decent film career. He appeared in "Magic Mike" and will be in the sequel as well. He's also appeared in "John Wick," "Rock of Ages," "The Longest Yard" ... and as Super Shredder in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze."

Tristen is an aspiring singer in a band. 

Just four years ago, Kevin fiercely defended Tristen when Internet trolls blasted the music he posted in YouTube. Kevin wrote, "or those that are just haters because he is my kid, f**k you and I hope you wake up with a brain tumor tomorrow."

Story developing ...

Boxer Amir Khan

Heavily Armed Security In Pakistan

... To Take On Taliban

12/24/2014 9:56 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1224-SUB-guns-amir-king-khan-belt-INSTAGRAM-01Boxer Amir Khan has landed in Pakistan -- where he's got a heavily armed security escort -- and plans to help rebuild the school that was terrorized by the Taliban. 

Khan -- who has family in Pakistan -- was deeply affected by the massacre ... in which Taliban militants stormed a school and murdered 141 people ... including 132 children.

The 28-year-old already donated a pair of $45k gold boxing trunks to raise money for the school ... and scheduled an emergency trip to the country to help "fight the menace of terrorism."

The 2-time world champ touched down in Pakistan early Wednesday morning ... and immediately held a news conference -- telling reporters, "I want to show the world that we can improve Pakistan."

He added, "I'm here in this time to stand with the Pakistani nation. I've come here to prove that Pakistan is a safe country for sports. I also want to give the message that sports and education will take us forward."

Immediately following the conference, Khan went to a sports complex in Islamabad and met with local kids. 

The Rock vs. Strahan

Xmas Carol Battle

... In Onesies

12/24/2014 8:49 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Two giant men ... two giant onsies ... one epic Christmas carol battle. 

The Rock hit up "Live with Kelly & Michael" this morning and challenged the morning show hosts to a Christmas karaoke showdown. 

Michael and Kelly took on "Christmas in Hollis" by Run-D.M.C.

The Rock did "Here Comes Santa Claus" ... the Elvis version ... with a little help from a special guest. 

It wasn't just pride on the line -- the competitors were battling it out for an actual trophy. 

So, who won?? Check out the video ...

Lavar Arrington

I've Got a Man Crush

... On Tom Brady

12/24/2014 8:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

122414_lavar_arrington_launchHe's handsome ... he's talented ... and he smells DIVINE -- which is why Lavar Arrington tells TMZ Sports he's got a full-blown man-crush on his former nemesis Tom Brady

The ex-linebacker -- who competed against Brady in college and in the NFL -- was out in Los Angeles this week when he professed his love for the future Hall of Fame QB. 

"Tom Brady ... I'm secure in my manhood when I say this. I've got like a super big crush on you," Arrington said.

Yeah, get in line ..  

NFL Star Steve Smith

My Cleat Game Is Sick!!!

12/24/2014 7:51 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Baltimore Ravens superstar Steve Smith Sr. pimped the hell out of his feet this season -- with at least 7 pairs of INCREDIBLE custom cleats ... and TMZ Sports has the pics. 

As we previously reported, cleat customization is all the rage in the NFL this season -- with huge stars like DeSean Jackson, Marshawn Lynch, Reggie Bush and others going to famous sneaker artists for some added flair. 

And Smith is no exception -- tapping David Zambrano ... aka DEZ ... for several pairs of personalized kicks ... with some of the coolest designs we've ever seen. 

Dez also whipped out a pretty badass pair for Steelers linebacker James Harrison. 

As Deion Sanders once put it ... "If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good. If you play good, they pay good."


IndyCar Owner

My Crappy Sponsor

Crippled My Racing Team

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

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."

DeMarco Murray

Ex-Teammate Apologizes

My Wife Didn't Bang You After All

12/23/2014 2:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

DeMarco Murray
 did NOT score with his ex-teammate Brennan Clay's wife after all ... at least according to Clay who's snuggling his wife again -- but also eating a big serving of crow.

Clay and Gina D'Agostini look like the picture of wedded bliss in the pic he just posted ... where she appears to be naked, and he's laying on top of her. Clay captioned the pic ... "Jumped to a conclusion that wasn't true ..can't judge a situation without knowing all the facts ..I apologize .."

1223-sub-brennan-clay-twitter-01It's a huge about face from the former Oklahoma Sooner player ... who recently blasted DeMarco, accusing him of banging his wife of just 4 months.

Clay claimed he had more than 50 incriminating texts to prove Gina and DeMarco were cheating.
Unclear what changed his mind. We've reached out, but no word back from him yet.


Jordin Sparks

Flips the Bird

to Seahawks Fan

12/23/2014 12:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


It was the battle of the birds ... Cardinals vs. Seahawks ... and Jordin Sparks let hers fly right in the direction of a Seattle fan this weekend -- and TMZ Sports has the pic. 

Sparks -- a die-hard AZ Cards fan -- was singing the National Anthem at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale this weekend ... when a fan in a Seahawks beanie got her attention.  

We're guessing there was some smack talk between the two sides ... and it culminated in a pretty solid one-finger salute from the former "American Idol" champ. 

In the end, the Seahawks fan got the last laugh ... Richard Sherman and company shellacked the Cards 35 to 6.

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