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'Shark Tank' Contestant

My Fiancee is Still in Japan

... FOR NOW!

9/27/2014 12:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

092714_shark_tank_kronos_launch"Shark Tank" contestant Phillip Lapuz's fiance is still stuck in Japan ... even though he said she'd move to America if a deal was struck -- but don't worry, there's a good reason.

In case you missed it, Lapuz bawled his eyes out on last night's episode ... saying he couldn't move his fiancee Mariko to America because his business is not yet a success -- so her parents wouldn't approve.

The waterworks, and biz plan, hooked Robert Herjavec -- so it seemed like only a matter of time.

TMZ spoke with the Kronos Golf founder who tells us he had to keep the good news under wraps since the episode was shot back in June -- but now that it's aired ... he's put the clip in an email to Mariko's parents.

He's waiting for them to wake up in Japan to get the news he's bigtime now.

If the in-laws are impressed ... he says Mariko should be stateside soon.

George Clooney

The Final Hoorah

Before Tying the Knot

9/27/2014 7:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0927-george-clooney-rehearsal-dinner-SPLASH-01George Clooney said arrivederci to freedom with the boys Friday night in Italy ... the day before he ties the knot with Amal Alamuddin.

Clooney and Amal starred at a rehearsal dinner with family and friends in Venice ... and it looks like they went on separate journeys afterward with their respective genders.

Clooney hit up a restaurant with all the other dudes -- it's unclear where Amal went.

Most of George's famous friends are also in Venice for the wedding ... including Bono, Bill Murray, Matt Damon and Ellen Barkin.

Now it's only a matter of time.


George Clooney Wedding

The Countdown Begins! [Photos]

9/26/2014 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0926-george-clooney-wedding-sbs-inf-01George Clooney and fiancée Amal Alamuddin arrived in Venice, Italy Friday as they prepare to get married this weekend, and they brought a fleet of friends along for the ride ... as in, the paparazzi!

As Clooney and Alamuddin cruised through the canals (with pals Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford on board) they were surrounded by more than half a dozen boats filled with multiple photogs. 

They won't be hurting for wedding photos.

FUN FACT: Clooney looks genuinely happy. And they said it wouldn't happen. 


Jason Aldean

ENGAGED to Brittany Kerr

9/25/2014 9:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0925-jason-aldean-brittany-kerr-tmz-insta-02Jason Aldean is engaged to former "American Idol" contestant Brittany Kerr ... TMZ has learned.

We're told the country star sealed the deal during the West Coast leg of his current tour.

No word on how he asked ... but it looks like Jason arranged a private tour of the San Diego Zoo Wednesday -- possibly to pop the question.

As we previously reported ... Aldean and his ex-wife split after make-out pics of Jason and Brittany surfaced in 2012.

0925_aldean_kerr_close_encounter_launchAldean has no regrets about how things went down ... recently telling Billboard magazine people need to "get over it."

George Clooney's Wedding

Rande Gerber's Got a Gift Tequila

9/17/2014 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

091714_tv_rande_gerber_launchGeorge Clooney’s BFF and business partner Rande Gerber knows how to make an entrance. Dude loaded up a private jet with case after case of their own primo tequila ... and made a beeline for the Cloons' Italian wedding.

Having his wife Cindy Crawford on his arm won't hurt either.


Clooney's BFF Rande Gerber

Tequila for the Groom

I Got 50 Cases!

9/17/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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George Clooney is getting a big discount on booze for his wedding, with the help of best friend Rande Gerber ... who's flying more than 50 cases of tequila to Italy for the big shindig a week from Saturday.

TMZ got video Monday of Randy leaving L.A. for Italy in a private jet ... loaded with at least 50 cases of Casamigos tequila ... the company owned by George and Rande.

The video is fantastic ... Rande drives up in a blacked-out black Mercedes right to his jet, where he inspects the precious cargo ... then has one of the guys cut open 2 boxes. Cindy Crawford's hubby then removes one bottle of Reposado and one bottle of Blanco ... then proudly fist pumps them as he boards the jet.

There are numerous reports in Italy ... the wedding is set for a week from Monday at Cipriani hotel in Venice.

Arrivederci ... and recuerdos a todos.  


George Clooney

Church Pleads With Paps ...

He's Not Getting Married Here!

9/12/2014 7:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0912-george-clooney-wedding-GettyGeorge Clooney's potential wedding has paparazzi swarming around a London church, but church leaders swear on their boss ... it ain't going down there. 

The Chelsea Old Town Hall finally had to address the buzz about a possible London ceremony -- posting a note on it's door, writing ... "We are not conducting the wedding of Mr. Clooney at this office today (Friday 12 September) and a film crew and press photographers would only cause possible disruption to other couples getting married on this day."

Clooney has said he plans to marry his fiancee, Amal Alamuddin in Italy, but rumors persist they will also do it in London ... where she lives. 

So far, the paps are standing their ground at the church … just in case.

Martina Navratilova

Proposes to GF During U.S. Open

... She Said Yes!

9/7/2014 12:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0907-Martina-Navratilova-AP-01Tennis legend Martina Navratilova is finally gonna make an honest woman out of her girlfriend ... dropping down to one knee Saturday at the U.S. Open and popping the big question.

The 57-year-old proposed in between the men's semi-final games to Julia Lemigova -- her GF of 6 years -- and people in attendance cheered on as they watched the proposal on the big screen.

Martina told the AP she was super nervous ... describing it as an "out of body experience."

And you thought being on the Kiss Cam was romantic.

Billy Bob Thornton

Why I Didn't Send Angelina a Wedding Gift

9/6/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Billy Bob Thornton is still on good terms with his ex-wife Angelina Jolie ... but that doesn't mean he went out of his way to get her and Brad Pitt a wedding present.

It's not that that he doesn't want to get them something -- it's just that ... well, watch ... he explained it at LAX on Friday.

BBT also says it would NOT have been weird if he got an invite to the big event -- though he plays it coy as to whether he really did get the nod.

'Basketball Wife'

Ring-Shames Russell Westbrook

'My Ring's Worth $1 MILLION!'

9/5/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Gilbert Arenas' lady Laura Govan is serving notice to all basketball wives -- there's only one (engagement) ring to rule them all ... and it's the MILLION DOLLAR stone she rocks on her hand.

Laura was out in Calabasas when our camera guy asked her about Russell Westbrook's endearing display of love to his fiancee -- a sick $700k engagement ring.

That's when the bombshell was dropped -- Laura told us she thinks the Westbrook ring is "cute" ... but can't touch the million dollar MONSTER on her ring finger!!

You gotta see this clip -- Govan explains why she DESERVES to rock the massive rock ... and it's clear she's not shy about it.

NBA Star Russell Westbrook


With $700k Ring! [Update]

9/4/2014 6:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

10:06 AM PT -- IT'S A $700,000 RING!!!! 

We've learned ... it was made by Jason of Beverly Hills ... who's made engagement rings for all sorts of stars including Gabrielle Union and Evelyn Lozada.

As for Russell's ring -- we're told it's a 6-piece elongated cushion cut ring with VVS clarity ... and in total, the whole thing is worth $700k. 

We're told Russell knew exactly what he wanted when he hit up Jason's shop. It was very important to him that he got a ring with the highest quality possible.

Dude did a helluva job. update-grey-gray-barOklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook is the next NBA star in line for a wedding -- 'cause he popped the question last night ... with a massive diamond ring ... and his GF said yes!

Westbrook and longtime GF Nina Earl made the announcement on social media Wednesday night ... showing off the gargantuan rock with a caption that read, "Nothing even matters..@ninamri3_ forever my lady! LOVE YOU!!!!" 

0904-nina-mari-instagram-02Earl is a former UCLA basketball player -- and the two met during their college days ... before Westbrook signed his $80 MILLION contract extension. 


Dwyane Wade Wedding

Yes, LeBron Was There

9/2/2014 9:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mystery solved ... LeBron James and his wife were DEFINITELY present at Dwyane Wade's wedding this weekend ... multiple sources tell TMZ Sports. 

So far, no photos of The King have surfaced ... probably due to the fact Wade forced his guests to sign confidentiality agreements and banned everyone from using cell phone ... but we're told James was absolutely on hand to watch his former teammate tie the knot to Gabrielle Union. 

Of course, LeBron wasn't the only star at the wedding -- Kevin Hart, Chris Bosh, John Legend, Carmelo Anthony & Lala, Ludacris, Ray Allen, Shane Battier and former teammate Dorrell Wright were all at the Chateau Artisan castle in Miami as well.

Mark Wahlberg

Didn't Go to His Bro's Wedding ...

But He Sent an Instagram!

8/31/2014 7:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

083114_mark_wahlberg_launchNothing says you love your brother and approve of his marriage like sending him a 15-second video on Instagram congratulating him on his wedding ... instead of, ya know ... actually going to the wedding.

As TMZ first reported, Mark Wahlberg did not go to his brother Donnie's wedding to Jenny McCarthy because -- like many people -- he and his wife have issues with some comments Jenny's made.

Instead, Mark was at his 11-year-old daughter's birthday party and wished the couple well from 3,000 miles away.

But you know he sent an AWESOME gift.

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