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Shaquille O’Neal’s Weekly Apps Tab Is 1K

Published by on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 12:19 pm.

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Most smart phone users love their apps, but they don’t compare to Shaquille O’Neal. The former Lakers star and self-professed techie admits to spending $,1000 a week on apps.

Honestly, I probably spend $1,000 on apps a week,” O’Neal told The Wall Street Journal. “Real money. Last week, I bought like 20 deer-hunter games. When I’m not working, I spend all my money on apps.”

But Shaq’s  app interest isn’t all fun and games for his phone, some of his spending is business related. An early investor in Google, O’Neal now says he wants to work with tech startups. Basketball, comedy tour promotions, rap music (remember Shaq Fu?), movies, earning a doctorate… is there anything Shaquille O’Neal can’t do?

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Shaq Gets Protective Order Against Former Mistress

Published by on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:00 am.

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It seems these days  Shaquille O’Neal is trying to keep his private  life under legal raps. The pro-baller just obtained a protective order against ex-mistress Vanessa Lopez.  For those not in the know, Lopez filed a lawsuit against O’Neal that dates back to 2010.

In January, Lopez put in a request to add punitive damages to her harassment lawsuit against O’Neal. She accused Shaq of racketeering, invasion of privacy and intentional inflection of emotional distress.  Now a judge in the case stated, “Defendant’s motion for protective order is hereby granted. The parties are prohibited from disclosing the deposition transcripts in this matter, until further hearing an order of this court.”

A source very close to the case says, “Vanessa’s deposition is explosive.” Many believe that  is one of the reasons why O’Neal’s legal team got the protective order.

“Vanessa is going to stand up for herself and her rights. She is not scared. Vanessa wants the truth to come out,” the source continued. “Her deposition reveals very intimate disturbing things Shaq like to do. The world would be shocked!”

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Shaquille O’Neal Facing Punitive Damages From Mistress Lawsuit

Published by on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 10:00 am.

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Apparently Shaquille O’Neal used spy technology to keep a big brother eye on an ex-gal pal, and now she’s fighting back. According the former pro-baller’s mistress Vanessa Lopez, has filed court documents to add a claim for punitive damages to an ongoing lawsuit against O’Neal.

In Lopez’s lawsuit against Shaq that was filed in Miami Dade County in 2010, she accused O’Neal of invasion of privacy, intentional inflection of emotional distress among other things.

She claims O’Neal began harassing her shortly after she told Shaq she thought she was pregnant. The former NBA star allegedly accused Lopez of sleeping around and began threatening her.

But in court documents a former Shaq employee named Shawn Darling said in a deposition that O’Neal was interested in hacking into text messages of third parties and monitoring and recording cell phone call of third parties. Darling also says that Shaq wanted to acquire a fake sender number on incoming calls to third parties with the intention of spying or intercepting wireless calls, which is called spoofing.

The computer server Darling set up for Shaq contained 13,000 electronic communications, which are “authenticated and support the Plantiff’s claim of wanton and egregious conduct to support the imposition of punitive damages.”

Tsk, tsk, tsk…Dr. Shaq Fu, we hardly knew you.

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Shaquille O’Neal Denies Rumor That He and Hoopz Have Split

Published by on Friday, March 30, 2012 at 10:06 am.

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Following rumors of a nasty split between Shaquille O’Neal and long-time girlfriend Hoopz—one involving bodyguards escorting her out of the home that she lives in with the retired NBA star—Shaq hit the airwaves to deny the split.

The former Lakers center appeared on Sway Calloway’s Shady 45 morning show to discuss the present state of his relationship.

“We fine. We good. Period,” Shaq declared. “When I want y’all to know something, I got the number up here. I’ll call. If I try to respond to what everybody say, I would have to rent this building out and rent out every floor.”

The basketball giant blamed gossip blogs and websites for spreading false-hoods as a means to make a profit.

“They make a business out of getting clicks and getting advertising money… more power to ‘em,” he told Sway. “You can’t, like, take pictures and then say this is a story.”

But, Shaq, you have to admit: while the story doesn’t match the importance of current affairs (namely justice for Trayvon), it’s a juice bit of gossip readers love to hear.

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Laura Govan and Shaunie O’Neal are So Over

Published by Natasha Fierce on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 10:00 am.

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Basketball Wives LA star Laura Govan is ready to sever ties with Shaunie O’Neal, but she’ll still cash her checks. The star of the LA reality franchise tells J’Adore magazine that she and series creator O’Neal are dunzo, after Shaq’s ex accused Govan of getting down with O.P.P. in 2010.

“I don’t have a relationship with Shaunie and I never will. The information she was given about Shaq and I was false, and she took it and ran with it,” Govan says, referring to the rumors that she hooked up with Shaq while he was still married to Shaunie.

“I didn’t appreciate it at all and for that reason I will never speak to her again. I don’t have beef with her. If we see each other, I won’t chin check her, but that’s why I chose to do Basketball Wives LA. I wanted people to see exactly who I am opposed to what you heard on Season One: Miami. I mean, there were five grown women talking about me and they had no idea who I was. That was unfair, but it goes to show you where their mentality was.”

Well, at least Govan is smart enough not to chin-check her boss. I would say trashing her in the press isn’t the brightest move either, but as far as I know, no reality star has ever gotten fired for starting a good street fight.

Whether or not Govan will return to Basketball Wives LA isn’t clear, but if rumors that her fiance Gilbert Arenas will be signed to the Lakers are true, then that could tip the balance. As could a walk down the aisle, for that matter.

“We love each other,” says Laura of her on/off relationship with Arenas. “Yes, we have our ups and downs, but we have four kids together and like I tell most people, we are doing better than most married couples. We’re not announcing the date yet. When we do, it will be small and intimate. We actually got engaged three years ago. That ring that everyone saw is three years old. If anything, he needs to upgrade that ring. We’ve been together for 10 years.”

Ten years together, four kids, three years engaged and still no wedding date? What could these two possibly be waiting for…a sign from Jesus? Another kid to start their own basketball team? An E! special?

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Shaq Wrote Halle Berry Fan Mail While in College…And She Wrote Back!

Published by Dior Noir on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 10:00 am.

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It’s safe to bet that former LA Laker Shaquille O’Neal and leading lady Halle Berry have rubbed elbows in Hollywood at some point, but according to Shaq the two were pen pals while he was in college at LAU. Well, sort of.

The NBA player explains it all in his upcoming autobiography Shaq Uncut: My Story (due on shelves November 15) in one of the excerpts leaked by Deadspin. Wanna hear it? Here it go:

I remember being in the dorm room one night and we were watching the movie Jungle Fever with Halle Berry in it, and I thought she was so stunning, so I wrote her a letter,” Shaq began. “I was just kind of kidding around, telling her I was a big fan and I’d love to meet her sometime. The guys totally goofed on me for doing it, but I didn’t care.

Bet his boys weren’t laughing after this!  “A few weeks later, no lie, Halle Berry wrote me back,” he continued.She sent me a signed picture that I still have hanging in my office. Turns out she’s a basketball fan. She wrote, ‘I’m a big fan of yours, too. I can’t wait until you get to the NBA.’”

Berry cute! Although it’s a good thing these two didn’t hit it off for real, I much prefer Halle in her Oscar winning glory–could you imagine her being a Basketball Wife!?

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Will Shaunie O’Neal Catch A Lawsuit?

Published by Runteldat on Friday, October 1, 2010 at 11:50 am.

Shaunie O’Neal may be facing a potential legal problem if one of her ex-husband’s mistresses goes forward with plans for a tell-all book.

If you recall, it was reported that Shaunie approached Vanessa Lopez and was accused of trying “to convince Vanessa to go public about her affair with Shaq because that way Shaunie could accuse Shaq of adultery, which would nullify the pre-nup and give her more money in the divorce.”

It seems Vanessa ended up telling Shaq so that plan never came to fruition.

And now Radar Online says if Vanessa discusses this in a tell-all book, Shaunie may be the one facing trouble.

They report:

The plan ultimately backfired however. Lopez called Shaq and informed him of Shaunie’s plan and was advised by his divorce attorney not to meet at the last minute.

According to the insider, Shaunie is now facing a new problem: the man she confided in is now writing a tell-all book.

Shaunie signed a confidentiality agreement when she married Shaq,” the source said. “But then she went and told Shawn Darling personal things-including asking him to contact Vanessa Lopez and convince her to meet.

Now Shawn is threatening to expose Shaunie in the book and she’s scared, not only because she’ll be named, but because now Shaq could turn around and sue her for breach of contract.”


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New Couple: Shaq and Hoopz

Published by Runteldat on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 12:00 am.

While Shaunie O’Neal is spending her alimony checks on her new model boy toy, Shaquille O’Neal is keeping company with Flavor Flav’s pretend ex-girlfriend.

It seems Shaq has been kicking it with Hoopz lately. I suppose since T.I. finally tied the knot with Tiny, her services were no longer required.

Anyway, the two were spotted at the Waffle House and it seems the two goofs like to prank on each other.

TMZ reports:

Sources at the Waffle House — yeah, we got those too — tell us Shaq arrived with Hoopz from the VH1 reality show “Flavor of Love” … and they both saddled up at the counter.

We’re told they each ordered scrambled eggs with cheese and a waffle — and Shaq had an orange juice … an OJ that would play a key role in the prank when Shaq got up to use the bathroom.

We’re told Hoopz pulled the ‘ol “Dump the salt in the OJ” routine — and when Shaq returned from the can, he took a big, fat sip of the tainted concoction. We’re told everybody laughed at the gag … including the big man.

But the best part of the meal — when it came time to pay the $20 bill … Shaq left a $30 tip.


I have to give it to Hoopz, she knows how to land the wealthier ones.

Have fun with that, Shaq.


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Does Shaq Have A New Girlfriend?

Published by Runteldat on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 11:50 am.


The same way Shaunie O’Neal isn’t the only one out making moves, she’s also not the only one moving on.

According to the New York Daily News, Shaquille O’Neal is dating former Sony Music exec Lisa Ellis.

Per their sources Shaq has been trying to get at Lisa since he first separated from Shaunie. Now that the two are divorced Shaq has been in pursuit.

Ellis has been previously linked to former Congressman and current political analyst Harold Ford. Her name was also linked to the Wyclef Jean scandal surrounding his Yele charity foundation.

She is the woman Wyclef’s wife, Marie Claudinette, reportedly demanded ‘Clef fire as his manager after she discovered a nude photo of her in her husband’s phone.

So basically, they tried to make her sound like Kat Stacks with a degree.

As of now Shaq nor Lisa have commented on their rumored romance.


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Shaq Threatened To Kill Shaunie’s Boyfriend?

Published by Runteldat on Monday, April 19, 2010 at 12:00 am.

shaq-shaunie2At this point I would be more surprised at a story about Shaunie and Shaquille O’Neal getting along than them beefing over something.

Last week it was Shaq pissed about Shaunie potentially playing him on national television.

Today it’s Shaunie angry over Shaq allegedly threatening to kill her new boyfriend, Marlon Yates, via their 6-year-old son.

Read it and weep (for their kids):

Shaunie O’Neal’s lawyers just fired off a letter to Shaq’s people, claiming the bball star “interrogated” the couple’s children to tell him everything they knew about her new man … “to the point that they felt intimidated and scared of him.”

Shaunie also claims Shaq told their 6-year-old son to tell her boyfriend that Shaq “is going to kill him” — and that Shaq even screamed at the kid and said, “Say it now! My daddy is going to kill you!”

Shaunie’s lawyers are demanding Shaq halt “further inappropriate discussions” with their children — which is an alleged violation of the non-disparagement provision of their divorce judgment.

I know two people that need post-divorce counseling.


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