Keyshia Cole's estranged husband shocked her by filing divorce papers before she could, or so it seemed ... but Daniel "Boobie" Gibson says it was actually an impostor -- with a thing for El Pollo Loco -- who did the deed.
TMZ broke the story ... the singer was on the verge of filing for divorce last month, but still hadn't pulled the trigger when Gibson supposedly filed last week in L.A. County Superior Court.
We got a copy of the docs which looked pretty standard ... citing irreconcilable differences. However, it seemed odd an ex-NBA player like Gibson would list himself as his attorney.
We called the phone # listed for him in the papers -- and the person who answered claimed he was Gibson, but sounded suspect. So, we checked the address listed ... and it turned out to be an El Pollo Loco restaurant. Crazy, right?
The real Boobie assured us he never once considered filing, telling us ... "She would have to do it. I am a Christian. I believe in 'til death do us part.'"
Gibson says he's going to press charges against the impostor.
For her part, Keyshia tells us nothing's changed -- she still plans to go forward with the divorce. Sorry Boobie ... and fake Boobie.
TEAMING UP WITH LIL WAYNE
Rapper Starting Sports Management Biz
7/24/2014 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Cristiano Ronaldo is about to become a YOUNG MONEY CASH MONEY BILLIONAIRE ... because sources tell TMZ Sports Lil Wayne is starting his own sports management company and Ronaldo will be client #1.
Our sources tell us ... Weezy has been wanting to get into the sports management game for a while and has had his sights set on the Team Portugal stud ... not just because he's a huge sports star, but because they're friends.
We're told Weezy's company will be working with PolarisSports -- which is affiliated with the CAA agency and GestiFute -- through which Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes operates.
Our sources tell us Wayne's company will handle Ronaldo's sports management affairs in the United States -- everything from branding to marketing and endorsement deals. Even modeling.
Seems Ronaldo is pumped about the situation -- he just posted a photo with the Prime Minister of Japan along with other Japanese politicians ... and they were all throwing up the YMCMB sign.
'This Is Gonna Be a Big Deal'
7/24/2014 2:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
During the stop, officers say they smelled weed -- and asked Blackmon where he was stashing it in the car.
Justin replied, "I've got nothing on me. The weed is in the car." He also told the cops, "I'm not bulls**tting you."
Cops say they eventually found 2 blunts -- one smoked, one fresh.
Justin also told cops, "I was smoking in the car."
Blackmon was handcuffed and taken to a nearby jail where he was booked for possession and released.
MMA Fighter Joe Torrez
In Killing Home Intruder
7/24/2014 1:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The MMA fighter who KILLED a home invader and hospitalized another during a violent break-in on New Year's Day has been cleared of wrongdoing ... officials tell TMZ Sports.
As we previously reported, Joe Torrez used his MMA skills (and a knife) to fight off 4 men who tried to break into his New Mexico home and attack Joe and his family in the early hours of Jan. 1st.
One of the intruders died in the street after suffering stab wounds to his abdomen and blunt force trauma to the head. Another man was hospitalized with severe facial injuries.
An investigation was conducted after the incident ... and now the Dona Ana County District Attorney's Office tells us Torrez will not be charged with a crime.
Essentially, officials felt his actions were justified under the circumstances.
Joe's attorney tells us, "Joe is extremely ecstatic, and more importantly, he’s thankful for all the support that people have shown him."
We're told Joe -- who's 1-5 in his MMA career -- has resumed his MMA training and is looking forward to scheduling his next fight.
Ex-NFL Star Fred Davis
Over Ass-Insult Incident
7/24/2014 12:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former NFL tight end Fred Davis was arrested this morning for assault stemming from an incident where he allegedly insulted his ex-GF's flat ass ... and then attacked her with dirt and flowers.
As we previously reported, Fred's ex told cops the 28-year-old approached her at a restaurant earlier this month and told her male companion, "Why you with her, she doesn't have an ass."
The ex-GF claims Davis then threw dirt and flowers on her from a hanging planter.
Now, we've learned ... Davis was arrested early Thursday morning in D.C. and charged with simple assault and attempted threats to do bodily harm.
Davis plead NOT GUILTY to both charges ... and was eventually released on his own recognizance.
Story developing ...
Team Germany Star
I've Got a Hot GF Too
... And a Yacht
7/24/2014 11:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mario Gotze ain't the only Team Germany star with a smokin' hot lady ... Andre Schurrle's GF ain't half bad either.
The soccer superstar -- who made the assist to Gotze in the WC Final -- was hangin' out on a yacht in Ibiza with longtime girlfriend Montana Yorke ... the lady who was by his side throughout the World Cup.
It's unclear exactly what Yorke does for a living -- but she's super pretty, she takes a lot of selfies ... and her boyfriend is super rich and Euro-famous.
Nice work, Yorke.
RUINED OUR SEX LIVES
... Lawsuit Claims
7/24/2014 10:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The L.A. Kings are responsible for destroying the sex lives of two grandparents ... this according to a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ Sports.
The people behind the allegations are Trina and Dino Adam -- who claim they were at the L.A. Kings Icetown sports center in Riverside, CA back in January for their granddaughter's birthday party.
In the docs, the couple claims they were celebrating in a special room away from the ice rink in the sports center when a hockey puck zipped into the room and struck Trina in the head.
According to the suit, Trina was knocked out cold ... and her husband caught her before she hit the ground ... but she suffered serious injuries from the incident -- including nausea, headaches, mood swings, memory loss and more.
In fact, Trina says less than a week after the incident she lost her balance as a result of the lingering effects of the puck injury and tumbled down a flight of stairs ... fracturing her wrist.
But that's not all -- Dino says he's suffered as well ... claiming in the suit that he's lost the "enjoyment of sexual relations" with his wife.
The couple is suing the Kings organization for medical expenses and other damages.
We reached out to the Kings for comment -- so far, no word back.
At Women's Field Hockey Tourney
7/24/2014 9:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Here ye, here ye ... The Queen hath smiled ... in a photobomb!!!
Queen Elizabeth II was at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in Scotland (think Olympics but smaller) ... when she snuck up on a selfie being taken by 2 female hockey players from Australia.
The selfiers -- Jayde Taylor and Brooke Peris -- immediately knew they snapped gold and posted the pic to Instagram with the caption, "Aaaahhh the Queen photo-bombed our selfie @chookieperis3 #royalty #queenie #onceinalifetime @auscomgames"
Afterward, the girls told the media the Queen was not in on the plot -- explaining they had tried to catch her in the background of a selfie ... and when Her Majesty realized what was going on, she hammed it up and flashed some pearly whites for the pic.
The girls say the Queen then approached them to talk sports -- "She asked us a bit about the pitch, how we were going and told us to enjoy our time here. She was lovely. Really, really lovely."
NFL Star Justin Blackmon
ARRESTED FOR WEED
... Two Blunts
7/24/2014 7:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Troubled NFL wide receiver Justin Blackmon was arrested in Oklahoma on Wednesday -- after cops say he was driving around with TWO BLUNTS in his car ... this according to police.
TMZ Sports obtained the police report filed by the Edmond Police Department which says Blackmon was driving a 2007 Chrysler 300 sedan when he crossed into oncoming traffic to get around stopped cars.
During the traffic stop, the arresting officer says he smelled weed -- so he asked Blackmon to get out of the car and HANDCUFFED him so they could search the vehicle.
The cop noted, "I noticed that he was rather large in stature and appeared to be physically fit."
According to the report, 24-year-old Blackmon admitted to having 2 blunts in the car -- one smoked, one fresh. Cops searched the car and found the blunts ... the fresh one neatly packed in a Swisher Sweets box.
The #5 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft was then arrested and transported to a nearby jail -- where he was cited for possession of weed and "improper passing on the left."
The cop notes Blackmon was "extremely honest and cooperative" throughout the incident.
It's not Blackmon's first brush with the law -- the 24-year-old was busted for DUI back in 2012 and 2010 ... and he's currently suspended from the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
NFL Star Ray Rice
Suspended 2 Games
... Over Elevator Attack Arrest
7/24/2014 7:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The NFL has suspended Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for TWO GAMES stemming from his arrest at a NJ casino ... where he allegedly KO'd his then-fiancee Janay Palmer.
TMZ Sports broke the story ... Ray was seen dragging Palmer's unconscious body out of an elevator in the Revel Casino in Atlantic City back in February. Both Rice and Palmer were arrested for assault.
Eventually, Rice struck a deal with prosecutors in which he will avoid jail ... if he completes a domestic violence program. So far, things seem to be going smoothly.
But the NFL has decided to take action of it's own -- concluding that Rice violated the league's personal conduct policy. He'll miss two games -- and two game checks -- totaling $470,588. Plus, the league fined Rice $58k.
As for his relationship with Palmer -- Ray and Janay eventually got married and claim to be living happily ever after.
Ken Griffey Sr.
FAMILY SMACK TALK
'He's Got HRs, I Got Rings!'
7/24/2014 7:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nothin' wrong with some friendly father/son trash talk -- just ask Ken Griffey Sr., who took a shot at his famous son yesterday ... and hit him where it hurts.
The 64-year-old Cincinnati Reds legend was at an event for National Hot Dog Day (seriously) in Washington D.C. yesterday when we asked what it was like having a famous son with the same name.
That's when Senior took a dig at "The Kid" -- telling TMZ Sports, "You always want the best for your child. So, if he's better than me, that's fine. Just remember, he's got all the home runs ... I'VE got all the rings!"
For the record, KG Senior has TWO World Series rings. Ken Griffey Jr. has zero.
Best Celeb Surfer Is ...
Hot Victoria's Secret Model
7/24/2014 7:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
There are TON of celebs who love to surf -- Anthony Kiedis, Matt McConaughey, Cameron Diaz -- but the best of the A-list is a famous Victoria's Secret model ... so says Kelly Slater.
The surf legend was out in NYC this week when he told us about the smokin' hot model who grew up riding waves ... before she went on to be #1 on Maxim's Hot 100 list.
Bonus -- Slater also says he recently came face-to-face with a SHARK during a cage diving trip with a friend and has the pic to prove it!
As for whether he fears the underwater predators when he's out on his board -- Kelly explains why he never worries about getting bit.
LeBron's Letter to Cleveland
Read By Morgan Freeman
7/24/2014 6:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Now, this is hilarious.
If you thought LeBron James' letter to Cleveland (explaining why he's returning to the Cavs) was dramatic before -- wait 'til you hear it read by MORGAN FREEMAN ...'s best impersonator.
Legendary celebrity impressionist Frank Caliendo (he was on the NFL on FOX for a while) went on "Mike and Mike" on ESPN2 and busted out his best "Red from Shawshank" voice for a special reading.
It's an amazing 2 minutes and 45 seconds ... and it's so good, it almost makes you wanna forgive the REAL Morgan Freeman for "Last Vegas."