It started when Matt posted a message to Gloria Govan on social media saying, “Wanna wish the mother of my children a very Happy Birthday! Hope this day is everything you hoped for and more.”
“Although things have been rocky to say the least the last 4yrs I hope that for the sake of our two beautiful baby boys we can come together co parent them to the best of our abilities! No more games or bullshit.. They need both of our love support equally!”
“We lead different lives now but we still on the same team.”
Seems harmless and well-intentioned, right? Gloria didn’t take it that way and fired back …
“Thank you, I think? And yes One can only continue to pray that you take your own advice and learn to peacefully co parent! But until then I’ll see you in court next week because you love a frivolous lawsuit. But hey let’s keep co-parenting.”
Yeah … Olive Branch attempt REJECTED.
Of course, Matt responded with some thoughts (and allegations) of his own …
“Well … stealing money my social security # forging my signature to buy your parents night club house is pretty serious but hey .. I tried! See you in court! Oh happy bday.”
So much for burying the hatchet …
Article source: http://www.tmz.com/2018/02/23/matt-barnes-gloria-govan-ex-wife-rejects-olive-branch/]]>
The Harlem Globetrotters have recruited a new superstar hooper to their roster — and she’s still in high school!!
Globies star Zeus McClurkin surprised Kate Spadaro — a senior basketball player with Down Syndrome — at Camden Catholic H.S. in N.J. on Thursday … calling for her assistance on some awesome highlight plays!!
FYI — Kate is already used to scoring buckets — she scored 2 points in her varsity debut last week!!
But the fun didn’t stop there … she got hooked up with a custom jersey and tickets to a Globies game in March … and learned some of the Globetrotters’ signature trick moves.
You gotta check out the video … Kate loved every second of it … and even busted out a nice whip and nae nae dance!!
Article source: http://www.tmz.com/2018/02/23/harlem-globetrotters-high-school-girl-kate-down-syndrome/]]>
JB’s company just filed paperwork to lock down the name “Drew” for all sorts of clothing apparel — from shorts, jeans and skirts to sweaters, jackets and coats. He also wants to venture into the pajama and children’s clothing world.
But wait, there’s more … Bieber also filed to trademark the terms “The House of Drew,” and the fancier French version — “La Maison Drew.” Because if Beyonce can have a ‘House of’ fashion line … so can the Biebs.
Interesting to note — Bieber has applied for the “Drew” trademark twice before — in 2012 and 2015 — but the application was abandoned both times. Maybe now that he’s a few years older and wiser … he’s getting serious.
Seems like it’s going that way with Selena Gomez, too.
Article source: http://www.tmz.com/2018/02/23/justin-bieber-trademark-drew-clothing-fashion/]]>
J Lo went all out for her twins’ 10th birthday party … and she took REALLY good care of the people who helped throw it.
Jennifer put on a bash for more than 30 guests at the Sugar Factory in Las Vegas Thursday night to celebrate Max and Emme‘s bday. We’re told the party arrived around 5 PM and threw down for FOUR hours … and made good use of their time.
Well-connected sources tell us the bill was $7,500 and included custom cakes for each child — red velvet Mario Bros. cake for Max and chocolate sloth cake for Emme. They also gorged on virgin gummy worm goblets, and a King Kong Sundae … with 24 scoops of ice cream topped with sparklers!
We’re told J Lo had a blast dancing and spoiling her kids, solo. Their dad, Marc Anthony, wasn’t there … and ditto for A-Rod. We know she was happy about the whole production, because she tipped $5,500!!
Article source: http://www.tmz.com/2018/02/23/j-lo-twins-birthday-big-tip-sugar-factory/]]>
Jaden and Willow Smith had no dad jokes when Will spoofed Jaden’s “ICON” music video — far from it, but they were in the mood to laugh about lots of other things.
We got Jaden and Willow separately Thursday night in Calabasas as they left the movies. We tried to ask Jaden about the new short film he’s in, “Can Cowboys Cry” … but he was more interested in jokingly ordering his gf, Odessa Adlon, to flee. Watch, it’s pretty funny.
Willow was way more calm and collected when we approached her about Will’s spoof of Jaden. In fact, she said she was kind of freaked out how dead-on Dad’s version was to her bro’s.
Of course, Will’s become quite the social media sensation since joining Instagram — so we had to ask what she thinks about his posts, and then … BAM! Willow took a page out of Jaden’s playbook, all in good fun.
Well played, kiddos.
Article source: http://www.tmz.com/2018/02/23/jaden-willow-smith-talk-will-icon-music-video/]]>
Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele actually likes one of President Trump‘s ideas, but that doesn’t mean they’re on the same page … at all.
We got the popular Republican pundit at the Gaylord National Resort Convention Center near D.C. Thursday and asked him about Trump’s pitch to pay teachers a bonus to carry guns in schools … he likes exactly half of that plan.
Steele tells us there should be absolutely no guns in the classroom, and sounds pretty miffed it’s even being considered. As he puts it … it’s bad policy and “opens up a Pandora’s box of problems this country just does not need.”
Michael suggests there are better alternatives, and it’s up to elected officials to start listening to the young people speaking out for gun control to make it happen. He also makes a good point about the NRA … check it out.
Article source: http://www.tmz.com/2018/02/23/michael-steele-no-guns-for-teachers-trump-bonuses/]]>
Esteban Loaiza‘s girlfriend is sick of the blowback from the ex-MLB star’s bombshell cocaine arrest … so she’s taken to social media to clap back at the haters.
“It’s not fair that some people are just looking to tarnish his career and ruin his reputation with made-up nonsense when they know that’s not the case,” Esteban’s GF, Ross Labra, said in a post.
“So please, whoever does not have anything good to say should limit their comments because no one is perfect, only God, and nobody is exempt from finding themselves in a situation like this.”
Ross also passed along a message from Esteban … who pled not guilty to his 3 felony drug charges in a San Diego courtroom earlier this month.
“Esteban asked me to thank all the people who have remembered him and are supporting him with their messages and prayers.”
FYI, the former All-Star pitcher was arrested earlier this month after cops found him in possession of over 40 POUNDS of blow … labeling him a “sophisticated” cocaine smuggler.
If convicted, Loaiza faces over 20 years in prison.
Article source: http://www.tmz.com/2018/02/23/esteban-loaiza-gf-slams-haters-white-sox-mlb-cocaine/]]>
Tekashi69 is still dodging ass-whoopings — the latest one was nearly at the San Antonio airport, but cops were on scene this time to arrest a gang member who threatened the rapper.
As we reported, Tekashi’s Thursday night concert in San Antonio went on as scheduled, despite some serious gang threats. One of the guys who made a threat posted a live feed on Instagram Thursday, bragging he was on his way to the airport to beat down 6ix9ine.
Funny thing happened, though … cops recognized the guy — his name’s Adam Rodriguez – from his social media threats. Rodriguez admitted getting pulled over was a huge L, but says at least he and his crew tried. He cut off his live feed as police approached him to make the arrest.
He was booked for making a terroristic threat, and held on $5,000 bail.
As for 6ix9ine — his San Antonio show went off without a hitch. No repeat of the LAX melee from earlier this week. Still, club owners are worried — an upcoming 6ix9ine show in Staten Island was canceled for security concerns.
Article source: http://www.tmz.com/2018/02/23/tekashi69-texas-gang-member-arrested-airport/]]>
Dick Vitale says he’s heartbroken by the bombshell report uncovering alleged corruption in the NCAA … but tells TMZ Sports he knows what the org. can do to fix the huge problem.
PAY THE PLAYERS, ALREADY!
We spoke with the college basketball legend about the FBI documents obtained by Yahoo! Sports which appear to show a high-powered sports agency illegally paying high profile players like Markelle Fultz and Miles Bridges while they were in high school and college in hopes of signing them later on.
“It broke my heart,” Vitale says about the report … “It’s a blow.”
Vitale is concerned the corruption runs much deeper — pointing out these names were only found after feds raiding ONE agency.
Don’t worry … Dickie V has a solution — he’s calling for the NCAA to let players get paid for appearances, autographs and other profitable ventures while playing in college.
Dickie V says it’s not gonna solve the issue 100% … but it would definitely “minimize” the amount of sleazy money being made under the table.
“(The NCAA) is making zillions of dollars … why not allow it,” Vitale says.
“Let them get paid. I really believe that in my heart, because this has gotten totally out of control right now.”
Article source: http://www.tmz.com/2018/02/23/dick-vitale-ncaa-corruption-scandal-pay-players/]]>
Tisha filed divorce docs Thursday in L.A. stating she and Duane Martin separated in December of 2016 after 20 years of marriage. The two have two sons together, 8 and 16 years old.
In the docs, Tisha seeks spousal support and to split both physical and legal custody of the couple’s children.
In a statement to TMZ she says, “After 27 years of being together and two amazing children, it pains me to announce that I’ve filed for divorce. It’s an emotional time and I graciously ask for privacy for me, our children and the rest of our family.”
Article source: http://www.tmz.com/2018/02/23/martin-star-tisha-campbell-martin-divorce-spousal-support/]]>