July 26, 2011 |
Athletes and Twitter. It's a train wreck waiting to happen. For some reason, sports professionals, both men and women, turn into twits when they tweet. The latest example is ex-NBA star Steve Francis who - according to a police report obtained by TMZ - allegedly groped 20-year-old Shauna Simien in Texas in May of 2010. The police report indicated that Simien filed a complaint immediately after the alleged incident. The woman told TMZ that she is a singer who had signed with Francis' record label and was meeting with him on the day of the alleged assault.
November 25, 2015 |
FORMER PHILLIE Lenny Dykstra is filing another lawsuit. This time, according to TMZ, he's claiming suffered brain damage when he was allegedly beaten by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies while serving time for grand theft auto. Lenny's asking for a cool $15 million. Dykstra claims that in April 2012, six sheriff's deputies slammed his head against the wall and broke several of his teeth. A sheriff's spokesman is on record as saying officers had to restrain Dykstra after he became aggressive.
February 8, 2013
Former 76ers star Allen Iverson has lost his $4.5 million Atlanta mansion to foreclosure, according to TMZ. The gossip website says Iverson allegedly defaulted on a $1.2 million mortgage and tried to prevent an auction but failed. Iverson sold his six-bedroom Gladwyne mansion for $2.6 million in 2010. The Denver Post reported in 2011 that his Colorado home went into foreclosure after he stopped paying the mortgage while owing well over $2 million. The 38-year-old Iverson, who last week declined an offer from the D-League Texas Legends, reportedly has a trust fund worth $32 million that he is prohibited from touching until he turns 55 and draws a $1 million yearly stipend.
October 19, 2012
SKINNY JOEY. Always gotta be the center of attention. Philly's ex-mob boss - or still the current boss, according to some law-enforcement officials - found his way onto the celebrity-gossip website TMZ on the same day that his elders went on trial at 6th and Market streets. Joseph Merlino, 50, who's no longer skinny and has been living in Boca Raton, Fla., since his release from prison last year, was videotaped at Los Angeles International Airport with Johnny Fratto, son of a mobster and frequent guest on the "Howard Stern Show.
August 21, 2010 |
OK, here's why you don't flinch when the kid wants those expensive dance lessons. Or voice lessons. Or whatever. See, you may actually get it back someday. Young star Demi Lovato rewarded the fam with a new home to celebrate her 18th birthday. "I just bought a house," the actress and singer/songwriter informs People mag. "For me to give [that] to my family on my birthday, that was the best present. " The Mediterranean-style dwelling is outside L.A. Demi says she plans to live there.
January 24, 2012 |
WE DON'T KNOW if Kobe Bryant uttered the traditional words "for better or worse," when he wed soon-to-be ex-wife Vanessa. But if so, he couldn't have imagined "worse" could be this bad. According to the Los Angeles Times, Vanessa Bryant - who filed for divorce from the former Lower Merion star last month - just received three mansions worth more than $18 million as part of a pending settlement. The Times cited experts as saying that's only a small portion of the $75 million - not counting spousal and child support - she is expected to receive when the divorce is final.
August 27, 2012 |
LONDON - Brace yourself, Harry. A prominent British public relations man says he has been approached by two women who claim to have more material on Prince Harry, raising the possibility that the world may soon be seeing more compromising images. Last week, the celebrity gossip website TMZ published photos of Harry romping in the nude during a party at his Las Vegas hotel suite. Many Britons have laughed off the 27-year-old prince's high jinks, but questions have been raised about his publicly funded security detail.
November 19, 2015 |
It is said that no good deed goes unpunished. You'll probably get no argument from Charlie Sheen . Hours after Sheen confessed to Matt Lauer on "Today" that he was diagnosed as HIV-positive four years ago, and suggested that going forward he hopes to be an advocate for those similarly afflicted, a sixpack of former bedmates announced their intention to sue the actor/Olympic-grade party boy. TMZ reports that a "prominent Los Angeles lawyer"...
April 24, 2007 |
Rege returning, Dave his guest Regis Philbin, six weeks removed from triple heart-bypass surgery, plans to be back at work Thursday morning as cohost of Live With Regis and Kelly. Philbin's first guest will be David Letterman, also a veteran of bypass surgery. "Very appropriate," Philbin's cohost, Kelly Ripa, said as she announced her partner's return yesterday. Philbin, 75, filled in as a guest host on CBS's Late Show after Letterman had his bypass operation in 2000.
May 9, 2009 |
Kiefer, a broken nose, and Brooke Nobody's calling for a congressional investigation, but when it comes to controversy Kiefer Sutherland may be starting to rival Jack Bauer, the terrorism fighter he plays on 24. Sutherland, 42, has been charged with head-butting fashion designer Jack McCollough in a bit of early-morning fun Tuesday at tony New York nightspot SubMercer. Word was that KS had taken offense because McCollough jostled Brooke Shields and knocked her over. Except that's not exactly how it happened, reports celeb gossip site TMZ.com.