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Matt Vasgersian Rips Bachelorette Parties ... On Thursday Night Baseball

7/20/2018 6:56 AM PDT
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"Sunday Night Baseball" announcer Matt Vasgersian is under fire for mocking a bachelorette party at Wrigley Field on Thursday -- while on the air -- saying he hates seeing them at MLB ballparks.

"Is there anything more obnoxious than the bachelorette party at the ballpark?" Matt said.

"You're sitting behind like the bridal party -- 'Like, oh my god! We're getting married! Ehhhhhh."

Matt's cohost Jessica Mendoza fired back -- telling him he's wrong and that she would probably have her bachelorette party at a baseball field if she could. 

Matt joked that it's probably better than having the party in Vegas. 

After the game, people went nuts on Twitter -- some people called him sexist. One person took it a little too far.

"Man, I hope Matt Vasgersian gets beat the f*ck up by a group of tipsy bridesmaids. What a gigantic tool."

War Machine Engaged to Pen Pal ... Sorry, No Conjugal Visits

7/20/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The good news for War Machine is that he found love and he's now engaged to 30-year-old Ashley Farrington ... bad news is there's no conjugal visits in the state where he's locked up. Congrats?

Family sources close to Ashley tell TMZ ... War Marchine -- who is serving a life sentence with a possibility of parole when he's 71 -- first got acquainted with Ashley when she started writing to him as his pen pal last summer. We're told the relationship evolved to visits to Ely State Prison. They posed for this pic a few weeks ago.

Feelings developed and, earlier this year, the 36-year-old former UFC star wrote a poem asking for her hand in marriage. She said yes, even though he was sans ring. 

War and Ashley can have a wedding ceremony in prison and share a hug, but that's all the physical contact they'll have for a very long time -- Nevada doesn't allow conjugal visits. So much for consummating the marriage. 

As we reported ... War was found guilty of sexual assault, coercion, battery by strangulation, kidnapping and several other charges after attacking his ex, porn star Christy Mack.

We've reached out to War's attorney, who would not confirm nor deny the engagement.

Post Malone to Justin Bieber Need a Wedding Singer? ... Or a Flower Boy?!

7/20/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Post Malone would gladly offer his services -- FOR FREE!! -- to perform at his buddy Justin Bieber's wedding ... but if they need a flower boy, he's game too.

We got the rapper leaving a restaurant in WeHo Thursday afternoon and the guy couldn't be happier for the Biebs and Hailey Baldwin. TMZ broke the story ... Justin proposed to Hailey earlier this month while on vacay in the Bahamas.

Post is so happy for the Biebs ... he lobs compliments at his boy even while he's getting swarmed by fans. Watch.

Faith Evans & Stevie J Wedding Stuns Friends and Fam ... Where Was the Invite?!

7/19/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The marriage of Stevie J and Faith Evans didn't just take us by surprise ... their loved ones and close friends were blindsided as well, and they're not happy about it.

Family sources on both sides tell TMZ ... they were never given a heads-up marriage was even a possibility.  

We're told there was never talk -- not a hint -- of a wedding. Faith was scheduled to be in L.A. getting ready for a London trip, and Stevie was just in Atlanta for 'Love & Hip Hop' ... so the Vegas rendezvous that ended in "I do" floored everyone.

Our sources say there are a lot of hurt feelings among those close to the couple ... especially their kids. We're told Faith's son, CJ Wallace -- her child with Biggie Smalls -- is especially upset ... because he's also Stevie's godson.

Family sources on Faith's side tell us ... Faith told them Stevie J went to her Tuesday and told her they needed to get married that day. The sources think Stevie J knew if Faith started telling friends and family she was marrying him, they would talk her out of it.

And, get this ... friends and family members were blowing up Faith's phone Wednesday, asking her why she did it. She responded by sending them a song she just recorded with Stevie J called, "A Minute" with the explanation ... it only took a minute to fall in love.

As we reported ... Faith and Stevie tied the knot in their hotel room around 10:30 PM Tuesday. It's his first marriage and her third.

We're told a number of friends and fam are so bitter ... Faith and Stevie won't be receiving wedding gifts.

'L&HH: ATL' Star Karlie Redd Drops A New Single ... Then Gets Engaged!!

7/19/2018 7:18 AM PDT
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Karlie Redd dropped a new single Wednesday ... but that was quickly forgotten when her BF popped the question.

Karlie was hosting a party for her new single, "Ferrari Karlie," at Atlanta club Buckethead Loft when her now soon-to-be husband got down on bended knee and proposed. The pair has only been dating for few months -- he's her first relationship since she split with Grammy-nominated producer Sean Garrett.

There's not a whole lot of info available about Redd's new man ... but his name is apparently Mo, and he goes by Arkansas Mo on Instagram.

Karlie seemed a little more interested in the box the ring came in at first. It's pretty cool ... it displayed a bunch of pictures on an LED screen when she opened it. Her ring ain't too shabby either.

Faith Evans & Stevie J 'Gypsy Mobile Minister' Hired ... Hours Before Wedding!!!

7/18/2018 4:46 PM PDT
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Faith Evans and Stevie J pulled a Cardi B and Offset-style wedding ceremony ... hiring their Las Vegas officiant just hours before saying, "I do."

Sources close to the couple tell TMZ ... Faith placed a call Tuesday around 6 PM to a local minister, named Joelle Righetti, asking if she was available to do a wedding at Trump Hotel, stat.

Righetti refers to herself on her website as the "Gypsy Mobile Minister."

As we first reported ... the couple was spotted Tuesday outside a Vegas courthouse where they got a marriage license. A little less than 5 hours later -- around 10:30 PM -- the ceremony went down.

The ceremony was performed in the living room of their hotel suite with Faith and Stevie overlooking the Vegas strip. Sources close to the couple tell us they held hands and teared up while "Ave Maria" played on a portable speaker.

We're told the "Gypsy Minister" -- whose services cost a couple hundred bucks -- had no idea she was marrying off celebs. She even asked Faith if she was a model or an actress. Faith politely said she's a singer ... to which the minister said, "Me too!"

Gotta love Vegas.

Faith Evans & Stevie J Married in Vegas!!!

7/18/2018 9:03 AM PDT
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9:55 AM PT -- It's a wrap ... Faith and Stevie have already done the deed. Multiple sources at the ceremony confirm they tied the knot in their hotel room Tuesday night ... around 10:30 PM.

Pass the champagne!

Faith Evans and Stevie J are THIS close to becoming Mr. and Mrs. Jordan ... TMZ's learned they've applied for a marriage license in Las Vegas. 

According to docs, the singer and producer filed for the license in Clark County on Tuesday. The clock's now running, they have one year to tie the knot. But it seems like they won't need that long -- Stevie tweeted Tuesday, "I love you Faith Renee Jordan," and Faith replied, "I love you back Steven Aaron Jordan."

The couple had broken up last year -- but, you know what they say, break up to make up.

The news comes on the heels of a steamy clip Stevie J posted last week from a music video he and Faith shot for their track, "A Minute." They had also been flirting on Stevie's show, "Leave It to Stevie" ... but this is a big turnaround for him.

TMZ broke the story ... Stevie avoided going to prison for failing to pay child support. He's on the hook for over a million bucks. He also battled a nasty child custody case with his ex, Joseline Hernandez.

This would be Stevie's first marriage and Faith's third -- she was previously married to the Notorious B.I.G. and Todd Russaw, whom she divorced in 2012.

Matt Barnes Invited Derek Fisher to Charity Event ... 'We're Good'

7/17/2018 9:03 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Matt Barnes says things are finally so good between him and Derek Fisher, he invited his ex-wife's fiance to his charity event in L.A. -- but, there was just one problem, Fisher didn't show up. 

Barnes was holding an Athletes vs. Cancer fundraiser -- hoping to raise cash to provide college scholarships for kids who beat cancer ... very cool. 

Fisher was on the guest list, so we asked Barnes about their relationship ... and he couldn't have been more positive. 

"Yeah, we're good ... we're fine," Barnes said. 

"The most important thing is to make my kids happy and we're both working hard at that."

The invite comes off the heels of Derek Fisher and Gloria Govan saying Barnes would not get an invite to their upcoming wedding. Seems Barnes is trying to make the relationship work. 

No word as to why Fisher didn't show.  

Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin The Only Wedge Between Us ...

7/17/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin have been engaged for a little over a week, but they're already like an old, retired married couple ... spending their free time golfing. 

Bieber played golf instructor at Top Golf Sunday in Alpharetta, GA, teaching his future wife how to swing a club. Witnesses tell us he paid extra attention to Hailey and made sure she got the hang of the game. He's been an avid golfer for a while.

Since rekindling things, the duo have been hard to keep track of ... they got engaged in the Bahamas, then returned to NYC, then spent this past weekend in Miami only to wind up in Atlanta.

Love on the run ... it's working for them!

Carl Lentz Hesitates to Congratulate Bieber on Engagement ... After Major Falling Out

7/13/2018 7:41 AM PDT
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Carl Lentz -- the pastor at the Hillsong church who was inseparable from Justin Bieber -- appeared to have trouble congratulating Justin on his engagement, and we're told it's because the 2 have had a major falling out.

Lentz was in Sydney, Australia Friday when the photog asked about Bieber, and it's pretty clear Lentz was uncomfortable.

Sources connected to Bieber tell TMZ ... Justin became angry at Lentz a while ago and broke ties with the pastor.

Justin and his fiancee, Hailey Baldwin, have both been active members of Hillsong and continue to patronize the church but, at least as far as Justin is concerned ... Carl is history. 

We contacted Lentz, who told us he will not comment on his personal relationship with Bieber.

Justin Bieber Hailey's Ring ... Half-a-Million Thing

7/13/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE



Justin Bieber
wasn't traveling light when he took off for the Bahamas to pop the question to Hailey Baldwin ... he had a huge and pricey rock on him!

We spoke with Jack Solow -- the owner of Solow & Co. -- about the backstory of Hailey's engagement ring. He tells us he originally met JB through his manager Scooter Braun, a close family friend of his, and Bieber reached out to him a few weeks ago about buying a ring.

We're told he decided on a large, elongated oval-shaped diamond between 6 to 10 carats ... and Jack met Justin at his hotel in NYC to deliver it right before Bieber and Hailey left for the Bahamas.

Solow wouldn't spill the beans on the final price tag, but sources tell us it was around half a mil.

TMZ broke the story ... Justin proposed to Hailey Saturday night at their resort in front of the other guests, weeks after getting the blessing from her father.

She said yes.

Justin Bieber Roller-Coaster of Emotions ... After Engagement Trip

7/12/2018 9:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Justin Bieber is catching all the feels after his engagement to Hailey Baldwin, and the question now is -- which ones were on display during this phone call?

The Biebs was spotted outside his fiancee's Brooklyn apartment Tuesday -- shortly before they hopped in a chopper to visit her mom and dad, Stephen Baldwin. He's definitely having an emotional reaction to the phone convo, but hard to tell if he's laughing or crying.

Whatever the topic ... he does seem kinda stressed by it. We know papa Baldwin's already given his blessing, so we doubt Justin was anxious about going to hang with his in-laws-to-be.

It's been a whirlwind of an engagement since he popped the question in the Bahamas over the past weekend. Maybe the guy just needed a breather.

Justin Bieber Impressing Parents 101 ... Take Her to The Choppa!!!

7/11/2018 5:45 PM PDT

Justin Bieber continues to pull out all the stops for his new fiancee, Hailey Baldwin ... taking a HELICOPTER to meet up with her family just a few miles away. 

Justin and Hailey loaded into their very own private helicopter Tuesday for the 70-mile trek to upstate New York. The destination? New Windsor ... a town with a population of about 25,000, where Hailey's dad Stephen and family call home.

TMZ broke the story, Justin approached Papa Baldwin a few weeks back to ask for Hailey's hand in marriage before he got down on one knee in the Bahamas and popped the question.

Unclear how long JB and Hailey will stay upstate -- but if they start to miss the hustle and bustle of the big city -- it's only a chopper away.

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