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LeBron James

I'm the King ...

Of Home Renovations!

11/19/2014 12:26 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

111914_lebron_james_rehabaddict_launchLeBron James is finally wrecking something other than opposing defenses -- he's getting hands on to tear down and renovate a house in his hometown ... and it's all for his charity.

King James hooked up with Nicole Curtis, who hosts HGTV’s "Rehab Addict" ... and completely overhauled the home of a family in Akron, Ohio.

LeBron brought along his two sons and they didn't just watch ... they put in some work. 'Bron helped tear apart kitchen fixtures and even took a sledgehammer to a wall.

LeBron is certainly built for construction work ... but can someone get the man some pants? How about a pair of work boots?

Dwight Howard

Baby Mama Throws Son's

B-day Party At Hooters

11/19/2014 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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A seven-year-old boy should be having his birthday at Chuck E. Cheese's, NOT Hooters ... but that's exactly what Dwight Howard's baby mama did for their son's 7th birthday. 

"Basketball Wives" star Royce Reed, the boy's mother, posted the photo on her Instagram showing Braylon grinning from ear-to-ear ... and it probably wasn't because of the wings.

As TMZ first reported ... Howard is angling for full custody, while simultaneously being investigated for child abuse.

In court docs, Howard has accused Reed of exposing Braylon to sexual situations. Howard claims his son has witnessed Reed engage in sexual acts with her "numerous companions."

We're told Howard believes this photo is just the latest example of his son being exposed to sex.

A source close to Royce says her son's birthday party was at a Monkey Joe's bounce house earlier in the day -- with his classmates -- and she merely stopped at Hooters for food. The source also says Royce has never had any man in and out of her house, and has never exposed Braylon to sex.

A rep for Howard tells TMZ, "Dwight isn't going to engage in the back and forth about his son in the media. He only wishes that his mother would do the same and protect the boy instead of exposing him.‎"

Floyd Mayweather's Son

14-Year-Old Blasts Boxer

... He's a Coward

11/19/2014 8:53 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1119-floyd-mayweather-instagram-01Floyd Mayweather's 14-year-old son is lashing out against his father -- claiming he's a coward for refusing to admit he beat the crap out of his mother Josie Harris back in 2010.

Koraun Mayweather spoke with USA Today with his mother's permission and described what happened in September 2010 ... when he witnessed Floyd punching and kicking Josie ... so he snuck out of his Vegas home and alerted security, who then summoned police.

"[My dad] said to lock my door and stay in my room. I sat there and thought about what I was going to do next ... just for like a minute."

Koraun said he eventually "ran back out my bathroom and then hopped over the gate and went to the main entrance gate. I just told [the guard] that my mom was getting hurt and to call the ambulance and the police."

Eventually cops arrived ... and Koraun told investigators what he saw. Mayweather pled guilty to a reduced battery domestic violence charge and was sentenced to 90 days behind bars. Koraun says he's upset that his father never apologized for the incident publicly.

Koraun also says he still spends time with his father -- but he's less than enthusiastic about it.

"We just hang out. We either watch a movie or something, or go bowling. I find [boxing] boring. It is just like how people sit in the ring and fight for 12 rounds and it gets boring after a while."

Floyd's team has yet to respond to the story.

LeBron James

I'm Cool With My Mom's

... 32-Year-old BF

11/19/2014 8:24 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1119-da-real-lambo-lebron-mother-instagramLeBron James is 29. The guy dating his mother is 32 ... and apparently, the NBA star is totally cool with it. 

In fact, LeBron posed for a pic with his mom's BF -- a rapper known as Da Real Lambo -- after the Cavs beat the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday. 

1119-da-real-lambo-lebron-mother-instagram2Lambo has reportedly been dating Gloria James for about a year ... and he's already referring to her as his "wifey" on Instagram. 

Clearly, Lambo loves the lifestyle ... posting pics in private jets, boats and expensive-looking resorts ... but it appears LeBron doesn't have a problem with it. 

As long as he makes mom happy, right?

Dwyane Wade

Ferraris and Tuxedos

... At Miami Mega-Bash

11/19/2014 7:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1119_Dwyane_Wade_fashion_show_photos_launch_2Dwyane Wade hosted a huge fashion event in Miami last night ... invited a bunch of his famous friends ... and even busted out a Ferrari ... and TMZ Sports has the pics.

It was called "A Night On the RunWade" ... to benefit his Wade's World Foundation, which provides health and educational services in poor neighborhoods.

Wade was joined by his wife Gabrielle Union and teammates Chris Bosh, Shannon Brown and Mario ChalmersPat Riley and Alonzo Mourning were also in the house.

After the show, Wade posted a note saying ... "The wife and I having fun as we walked the #RunWade. We wanna thank everyone for supporting @wadesworldfdn and what we are trying to do to help our youth."

Shaquille O'Neal

KIDNAPS TMZ PHOTOG

... Hilarity Ensues

11/19/2014 6:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

111914_shaq_launchSo, Shaquille O'Neal stole a TMZ photog yesterday ... right off the street ... and it was hilarious. 

The "hostage" was our guy Adam -- who was shooting Shaq out in NYC when the former NBA star decided he was just gonna take him ... as payback for Harvey not answering his call last week. 

(For the record, Harvey disputes ducking Shaq's call ... though he doesn't really remember).  

Shaq and his prisoner went all over the city together ... from "The View" to "Good Morning America" ... with Adam documenting his captivity every step of the way. 

A few things we learned about Shaq during the crisis ...

-- He loves Maury Povich (and bets with his friends on the "Who's the Daddy" segments)
-- He's a huge "Ray Donovan" fan
-- He actually uses Icy Hot in real life

As for Adam ... no word if Shaq ever let him go. We haven't gotten around to calling him back yet.

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Floyd Mayweather

Strippers Got $3,000 Each

For Instagram Twerk-fest

11/19/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Floyd Mayweather shelled out $30k to get 10 strippers into his hotel suite for a crazy Instagram twerk video ... and he handpicked the women from a popular L.A. strip club ... TMZ Sports has learned.

The video blew up on social media Monday night when Floyd posted the 10-on-1 video to Instagram ... and the ass community went wild.

Now we've learned Floyd hired all of the women off the floor of Sam's Hofbrau Adult Cabaret in Los Angeles ... and forked over $3,000 per stripper.

We're told the women were hired to dance for an hour in Floyd's penthouse suite at a fancy L.A. hotel -- but some stayed later because Floyd had all sorts of food and drinks in the room.

But get this ... we're told there's a beef behind the scenes, because the women at Sam's who didn't get picked to twerk for Floyd are steaming mad ... and it's made for some serious tension at the office.

Strippers -- they have feelings too.

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NFL Star Stevan Ridley

Buys $20k In Bling From Bravo Star

... For Teammates

11/19/2014 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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New England Patriots RB Stevan Ridley got a jump on the Xmas season -- dropping $20k on some sick bling for some of his favorite teammates ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Ridley -- along with Pats teammate Danny Amendola and former LSU teammate Ron Brooks -- recently hit up the Nialaya jewelry store in L.A. ... which happens to be owned by "Euros of Hollywood" star Jannik Olander.

We're told the guys picked out all sorts of rings, bracelets and necklaces ... but when the $20k bill came, Ridley picked up the tab.

Friends ... they're better when they're millionaires.

Check out the hardware ...
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Hayden Panettiere

She's Gonna Blow!

11/19/2014 12:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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111814_tv_hayden_panettiere_launchHayden Panettiere and boxing champ Wladimir Klitschko are expecting their first kid ... and after seeing her in Hawaii, flaunting a womb the size of Oahu -- ya gotta wonder:  Is she going C-section or pushing and praying for dear life?

Our advice: Don't be a hero, Hayden. tmz-on-tv-3

Antoine Dodson

I WANT TO FIGHT JUSTIN BIEBER

... Seriously

11/18/2014 4:51 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

111814_antoine_dodson_launch_v2Antoine Dodson wants to trade blows with Justin Bieber ... in a totally straight way ... which is why he's challenging the singer to a boxing match in a brand new call out video.

Dodson -- the Bedroom Intruder guy -- just wrapped up his first "celebrity" fight with a man who claimed to be the actual "bedroom intruder" from the incident that shot Antoine to fame a few years ago.

Antoine won the "fight" (see the ridiculous video below) ... and now he wants to take out his remaining aggression on Bieber, who's been training with Floyd Mayweather.

We reached out to Bieber's camp (no really, we actually did) ... but so far, no word back. 

Shawne Merriman

Advice to Raiders ...

FIRE EVERYBODY!!

11/18/2014 3:44 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

111814_shawn_merriman_launchThere's only one way to save the Oakland Raiders ... FIRE EVERYONE ... so says ex-NFL star Shawne Merriman, who says the team is "as bad as it gets."

"They need to clean house," Merriman says ... "Bring some people in there who WANT to play football ... and people who want to win."

But the best part about the encounter with the former San Diego Chargers linebacker -- when he took a second to PRAISE the Silver and Black.

"I used to love playing the Raiders ... they sent me to many Pro Bowls. So I can't hate."

Yeah, they suck.

Snoop Dogg

High Praise for Le'Veon Bell

You Deserve a Blunt!

11/18/2014 12:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

111814_snoop_dogg_launchBurn the Titans. Burn with Snoop ... that seems to be the rapper's motto because he just offered up a fat victory blunt to Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell

Snoop -- a big Pittsburgh Steelers fan -- was so impressed with the running back's record-setting performance last night, he offered Bell a smokeable reward to enjoy the next time they get together. 

He's calling it a "LeGarrette BLUNT" ... get it? 

Might not be the best idea, considering Bell (and coincidentally LeGarrette Blount) were arrested for weed possession in Pittsburgh earlier this year.

Then again, maybe he's got glaucoma.

'Cleveland Show' Star

Kevin Hart Needs To Lay Off Jameis

... He's Just A Kid

11/18/2014 11:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

111714_corey_holcomb_launchKevin Hart shouldn't have called out Jameis Winston ... so says one of the stars of "The Cleveland Show" who says the QB isn't a bad guy -- just a "bonehead kid."

TMZ Sports spoke with Corey Holcomb -- the comic who voiced Robert on the sitcom -- who tells us Hart was too hard on the guy this weekend when he told him to stop "doing dumb s**t."

"He's an immature kid," Corey said. "He's in college ... he's supposed to have fun."

Corey says most people do "bonehead stuff" in college ... and Jameis is no exception. He just needs to grow out of it. 

Still, Corey does have some advice for the Heisman winner. Check out the clip ...

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