Witnesses: Hines Ward Didn’t Look Drunk to Us

Filed under: Hines Ward, TMZ Sports, Celebrity Justice

Witnesses at two different Georgia bars tell TMZ … they spotted Hines Ward just hours before he was arrested for DUI … and they all say the “DWTS” champ showed no signs of being drunk. 


TMZ spoke with employees and patrons at two places — Oasis Gentleman’s Club and Bucket Bottle Bar & Restaurant.

A witness at Oasis (an establishment where young ladies work to put themselves through nursing school) tells TMZ … Hines was not drinking heavily, did not want to be bothered, and seemed genuinely “disinterested.” The witness said Ward was only there from 9-10:00 PM

The lovely young lady who answered the phone at Oasis confirmed she saw Ward that night. 

And another witness says he saw Ward at the Bucket Bottle. A waiter there tells TMZ Hines was at the bar for a few hours, but only had one or two drinks. The employee said Hines was super nice, not drunk at all, and did not appear to have any problems walking or talking. 

The waiter says Ward left at around 1:30 AM. He was popped for DUI approximately four miles away, an hour later. 

Ward maintains he was not impaired by alcohol at the time he was arrested.




Casey Anthony and Jurors Targeted by Death Threats

Filed under: Casey Anthony, Cheney Mason, Celebrity Justice

Someone is threatening to kill Casey Anthony, her lawyers, and the jurors who found her ‘not guilty’  of murdering her daughter — this according to Casey’s attorney Cheney Mason.

Mason tells TMZ  his team has been receiving “all kinds of threats” at his office since the controversial verdict came in … including “one we just turned over to law enforcement.”

There are reports Casey’s parents are also being targeted and have gone into hiding.

For his part … Mason doesn’t seem worried. He laughed off the threats claiming the people behind them are simply “cowards.”



Bow Wow Not the Dad on Birth Certificate

Filed under: Bow Wow, Baby Watch

Bow Wow‘s baby mama was so pissed that he was MIA during the birth of their baby, and the days that followed — she 86’d him from the baby’s birth certificate.


Joie Chavis tells TMZ … she was shocked that B.W. wasn’t there for her when she went under the knife for an emergency C-section on April 27.  And if Bow Wow’s excuse was squeamishness, it didn’t explain his absence in the days that followed.

He finally showed up on the 6th day of the baby’s life, to take them home.


Pissed as she was, Joie tells us Bow Wow has turned it around and now is all about baby Shai.

Joie says she’s now willing to let bygones be bygones and put Bow Wow on the document, but it’s going to take a judge to make that happen.



Chris Bosh Wedding — Renewing Vows for $300,000

Filed under: Chris Bosh, Adrienne Williams, TMZ Sports

He got married in secret three months ago, but now Miami Heat star Chris Bosh is taking his marriage public — renewing his vows at a BLOWOUT wedding ceremony costing nearly $300,000.


It’s all set to go down July 16th at an undisclosed hotel in Miami — and sources connected with the event tell TMZ, Bosh through down the deposit on 100 rooms for guests. Hope he has a Black Card!

But that’s pennies compared to the food — which, we’re told, could run Bosh as much as $250,000.

And it doesn’t end there … because that doesn’t even include pre- and post-wedding activities like the welcome dinner and Sunday brunch.

And everyone knows, you GOTTA have that Sunday brunch. Bellinis, anyone?



Vinny Returns to ‘Jersey Shore’ … Maybe

Filed under: Vinny Guadagnino, Jersey Shore

Vinny Guadagnino — who bailed on “Jersey Shore” last week after getting in a fight with a cast member — is having dinner tonight with the rest of the cast, and we’re told if things go well … he might be returning to the house.

TMZ broke the story last weekend that Vinny was burned out with the show and left for good — returning to his home in Staten Island.

Although almost everyone affiliated with the show was none-too-sad to see him leave, apparently some have had a change of heart. We’re told the cast is actually going to lobby tonight for Vinny to return.

They plan on going clubbing after dinner — so assuming no one gets knocked out … it could be the rapprochement that makes for a decent storyline.

Stay tuned …



Hines Ward — I Didn’t Drive Drunk!

Filed under: Hines Ward, TMZ Sports

Hines Ward is sorry he got popped for DUI early this morning … but he says when all the facts come out, they’ll show he didn’t drive while drunk. 

Ward’s manager, Andrew Ree, tells TMZ, “He cooperated fully with the police and truthfully answered all of their questions. We are currently in the process of ascertaining all the facts. From our preliminary investigation we can tell you that we are confident that the facts will show that Hines was NOT impaired by alcohol while driving.

He went on to say, “However, Hines is deeply saddened by this incident and apologizes to his fans and the Steelers organization for this distraction.”