Former UFC star Thiago Silva has been cleared to fight again … not by the UFC (Dana White banned him for life) … but by a judge, who says Silva has the right to earn his living.
As we previously reported, Silva was finally released from jail (on bail) after allegedly grabbing a gun and threatening to execute his wife and her boyfriend outside of a FL martial arts gym last month.
The judge slapped Silva with several restrictions (no drugs, booze, anger management, etc) … but Silva’s attorney Scott Saul tells us he DID allow Silva to resume training for his MMA career.
Weird, since one day he’ll be learning how to manage his anger … and the next he’ll be training himself to pummel another man within an inch of his life.
We’re told Silva — who’s under house arrest and wears an electronic tracking device — has permission to train at a nearby gym. He’s also allowed to visit with his attorney and his manager.
Since the UFC is off the table, Silva will try and book a fight with another organization — and once that happens (if it happens), the judge will have to give approval before Silva can enter the ring.
Michael Jackson‘s newly-proclaimed alleged son will be fending for himself for the rest of his life, because there’s NO WAY he can touch the money in MJ’s estate.
Brandon Howard says he has no interest in going after the Estate, and that’s a good thing, because Michael made sure he and everyone else in the world — except Prince, Paris and Blanket — could not lay a hand on MJ’s assets.
According to Michael’s will … Michael’s 3 kids, along with some charities, ultimately get his money. Michael also made sure that Katherine was supported during her lifetime.
We just dug through Michael’s 2002 will — in which he explicitly wrote, “Except as otherwise provided in this Will or in the Trust … I have intentionally omitted to provide for my heirs.”
Under the law, that’s all she wrote, because MJ had every right to disinherit anyone he wanted … even his own kids. What he did was provide for Paris, Blanket and Prince … and even if someone else could prove they were sired by the singer … tough luck.
Bottom line … Michael beat it, even in death.
Justin Bieber can be insulting, arrogant, snotty, ignorant and disrespectful … and all in one sitting — because that’s exactly what he was like during his deposition last week in the lawsuit where his bodyguard allegedly beat up a photog.
TMZ obtained a copy of the entire 4 1/2 hour, videotaped depo … and it’s just unreal. We’ve boiled it down to what we think are the best 4 clips.
1. ARROGANT BIEBER – He just can’t hide his contempt for the photog’s lawyer, and it comes out in pretty awful ways. We put some snippets together and you’ll get the idea. It represents his attitude throughout the depo.
2. LOVESICK BIEBER – Selena Gomez is clearly a hot button, because when the lawyer asks about her, everyone goes nuclear. Bieber eventually rips his mic off and he and his lawyer storm out.
3. CONTENTIOUS BIEBER – He compares his interrogation to being grilled by Katie Couric or “60 MInutes.” Simply hilarious.
4. DISRESPECTFUL BIEBER – When asked if Usher discovered him, Bieber disses his mentor and says he was actually discovered on YouTube. The best part … he clearly was trying to say he himself was instrumental in his success, but instead he says, “I was detrimental to my own career.”
Truer words have never been spoken.
Larry and Laurie David lived in the 11,000-square ft. Pacific Palisades home — with 7 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms — in one of the most exclusive areas of L.A.
Real estate sources tell TMZ the house closed Friday for $12 million … Larry was asking $12.995.
No one has been living in the house for a while … Larry moved to the uber ritzy Riviera — also in the Palisades — and Laurie built her dream home.
The realtors certainly had to curb their enthusiasm … they ended up on both ends of the deal.
Santiago Arana repped Larry and Mauricio Umansky (Kyle Richards’ hubby) represented the business man/buyer. Both guys work at the Agency in Bev. Hills.
Do you think Larry gave the buyer a tour of the place? We’re guessing not.
Marc Anthony says ex-wife had to sell her home because the wife of the married man she was banging was yelling “whore” through a bullhorn in front of her house and wouldn’t stop.
Dayanara Torres is trying to increase her child support payments from $13K a month to $113K. She says she’s so strapped for cash she had to sell her home and now she’s living with the 2 kids in a hovel of an apartment in the San Fernando Valley.
But Marc tells a very different story. In legal docs he says Dayanara was SHAMED out of the house because the wife of her adulterous lover took to the sidewalk “with a bullhorn yelling ‘whore’ for the whole neighborhood to hear.”
Marc says the scorned woman was so unrelenting … he sent his own security to help.
And, he says, part of her financial plight is her own doing, because she ended up selling the house at a loss. Lesson — don’t bang married men.
It’s interesting … in the docs Dayanara says Marc’s allegations are “argumentative, improper opinion, lack of foundation, speculation.” But she doesn’t say they’re false.
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez got hot and sweaty for a few hours Friday afternoon in Texas … and they even had someone watch — but it wasn’t the cuckold you’re imagining.
J.B. and Selena hit up Action Dance Studio in McAllen, TX yesterday after their coffee date … spending 2 hours in a private rehearsal space with a choreographer.
The door was covered with a plastic mat during the sesh … and security stood guard. The owner says the couple seemed “really close and into each other.”
What we don’t know … why there were in a dance studio.
BTW … the rich really do get richer … they didn’t pay the studio a dime.
During last night’s game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Chicago Bulls, ESPN’s Jon Barry either dropped a very causal F-bomb or … well, we really don’t have another option.
As Grizzlies center Marc Gasol drained a midrange jumper, Barry remarked, “four f**king jumpers he’s knocked down.”
It’s possible Barry said something else (one site postulated he was trying to say “flat-footed” jumpers), but it’s clear he got a little tongue-tied.
[h/t the ironically named Fire Jon Barry]
Article source: http://www.tmz.com/2014/03/08/espn-jon-barry-nba-f-bomb/
This is starting to become embarrassing … Robin Thicke is still going on and on about the importance of forgiveness in a relationship — all in an attempt to make amends with his ex Paula Patton.
Thicke performed to a packed house Friday night in Madison Square Garden … and started preaching to the crowd about forgiving your family members … no matter what the cause.
Thicke says, “We gotta learn to forgive each other, learn to love each other … no matter who it is in your family or relationship … ’cause you’re always gonna need your friends and family.”
… and a good divorce lawyer.
Call him a c*** show host … TMZ has learned, Johnny Carson recorded a sex tape with his wife back in the 1970s — and not only has the tape just hit the market … very solid sources tell TMZ, Johnny’s johnny is ENORMOUS.
Multiple sources tell us, the tape owner approached the Carson estate in September to make a deal for the footage — the estate said take a hike, and threatened to sue the owner if he ever sold it.
But the owner’s apparently gone rogue — we’re told he’s now shopping it to private collectors … and it is legendary.
According to sources who’ve seen it, the tape was shot right after he married wife #3 Joanna Holland. It opens with a naked dark-haired Carson masturbating by a pool — then shows Joanna (with a bouffant hairdo) going all Linda Lovelace.
It goes on for about 5 minutes — then we’re told it cuts to a 20-minute sex scene in Johnny’s bedroom … and Johnny does NOT hold back.
Oh yeah, we’re also told he’s hung like a horse — seriously, porn star status. One source said it was at least 10 inches. But for legal reasons it can’t go to a porn company, so the only way to unload it is with a private collector.
Move over Michael Fassbender.
Aaron Hernandez has been charged with assault and battery for a ferocious attack on a defenseless inmate last month … TMZ Sports has learned.
According to Sheriff Thomas Hodgson … the charge is a misdemeanor offense.
TMZ Sports broke the story … Hernandez attacked an inmate who was wearing handcuffs on February 25th. Our sources tell us the victim had been talking smack to Hernandez.
Hernandez was supposed to be isolated for his own protection.
Now, we’re told officials at Bristol County Jail in Mass. are changing procedures to ensure nothing like this happens again.