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Chance the Rapper VIP Fan Sues ... My Backstage Trip Was a Painful One

9/20/2017 5:03 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Scoring backstage passes for Chance the Rapper was the worst VIP experience ever ... according to a fan who's suing for a header she took during the Chi-town concert.

The woman says she had a wristband for meet and greet access to Chance during his 2016 Magnificent Coloring Day Festival. Sweet score, right? Wrong ... according to the fan who says she was on her way backstage when she tripped over a chain that was left unsecured, and on the floor of a tunnel.

She says she was slammed to the ground and was injured, though she's not specific about her boo-boos. 

In the suit, she says the concert promoter, AEG Live, had a duty to keep the grounds safe ... but failed miserably. She's suing the music giant for damages.

Chance is not a defendant in the case.

F**kJerry Sued You Screwed My Kid Outta Instagram Riches, Bitches!

9/20/2017 3:48 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The wildly popular Instagram account F**kJerry pulled some shenanigans on a 16-year-old kid -- jacking his Instagram handle, and costing him tons of dough ... according to a lawsuit.

The kid's father, Tom Chau, filed the suit ... claiming the company F**kJerry and its CEO struck a deal to post promotional content on his son's account. The kid's no IG slouch himself -- his account @3.141592 (yeah, that's pi to you math nerds) has 2.6 million followers.

Mr. Chau says the problem is F**kJerry didn't get his approval to deal with his minor son, and as the deal stands ... it should have ended in May 2017. Instead, Chau says the F**kJerry people seized control of his kid's account -- memes and all -- and changed his password.

He's suing to get back control of the account, and for the revenue his kid has lost while under F**kJerry's thumb.

'Revenge of the Nerds' Star Bernie Casey Dead at 78

9/20/2017 3:26 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Bernie Casey, the beloved and iconic co-star in "Revenge of the Nerds" and "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," died in an L.A. hospital ... TMZ has learned.

Bernie's rep tells us he died peacefully Wednesday, surrounded by loved ones. We're told he suddenly fell ill recently, and had spent the last few days hospitalized.

He broke into Hollywood with roles in blaxploitation films, and went on to co-star in nearly 80 different projects -- most notably he was the national head of the Tri Lams in 'Nerds' ... and neighborhood activist John Slade in 'Sucka.' He was also in "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure."

Casey was totally a jack-of-several-trades, having also played in the NFL as a Pro Bowl wide receiver for the L.A. Rams in the late '60s. He also had a passion for painting and poetry.

Bernie was 78.

R.I.P.

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell Stop the Hammering Or I'll Do It For You ... Total Meltdown!!!

9/20/2017 2:47 PM PDT

Keep your damn hammers quiet when MSNBC anchor Lawrence O'Donnell is working or he'll have to ... go down to the "goddamned floor" himself and stop it!

O'Donnell hammered that point home when he absolutely melted down while shooting an MSNBC broadcast, reportedly on Aug. 29. The veteran reporter lost it on the floor crew, the control room ... and whoever had the audacity to hammer during his show. He said he was also getting extraneous noise in his earpiece. 

In his defense, the construction noise was blatant, and would reasonably be distracting O'Donnell as he tried to do his job. He added the whole situation was "f**king out of control."

Lawrence apologized about the incident Wednesday evening, tweeting ... "A better anchorman and a better person would've had a better reaction to technical difficulties. I'm sorry."

LO's flip out is good, but for our money -- Bill O'Reilly's still got the crown. 'Cause he did it LIVE!

Offset Cardi B Called Me After 'Choke Hold' ... Hip-Hop Cops Are Real!!!

9/20/2017 1:10 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Cardi B's alleged choking incident with a NYC cop has all the earmarkings of the so-called hip-hop cops ... at least as far as her bf, Offset, is concerned.

The Migos rapper told us how he reacted when Cardi called him after the alleged incident. We broke the story ... Cardi says a NYC cop put her in a choke hold Tuesday night and pinned her against her Bentley SUV.

Neither Cardi nor NYPD have offered an explanation for why the cop would have done this ... IF he did. So, we raised the possibility it was the hip-hop cops -- the alleged secret unit of law enforcement tasked with pinning crimes on innocent hip-hop stars.

Offset believes it's a strong theory ... although he ain't gung-ho to talk about it in public.

Side note: Offset just launched a great campaign to raise money for cancer research. You can read about it and donate at cancer.org/offset.

'Ink Master' Star My Daughter Framed Me for Child Abuse!!!

9/20/2017 1:30 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Ink Master" star Chris Blinston believes his daughter researched online how to make it look like she was strangled, right before accusing him of strangling her ... TMZ has learned.

Blinston's attorney tells us ... Chris obtained info that his 13-year-old daughter used her school computer to look up how to make bruises on one's neck prior to telling police he choked her twice so hard he squeezed off her airway.

A judge has now granted Blinston's motion to obtain school records of his daughter's computer activity from before his arrest to see if it's true.

We broke the story ... the "Ink Master" star was arrested on September 1 on charges of child abuse and felony domestic violence. He wholly denies the allegations and hopes this helps resolve the case quickly.

$338M Powerball Winner Charged with Sexual Assault Of an Underage Girl

9/20/2017 12:53 PM PDT

The guy who scored a $338 million Powerball jackpot has been busted for sex crimes involving an underage girl.

Prosecutors charged Pedro Quezada with multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault of a minor Wednesday in Passaic, NJ.

Authorities say Quezada -- who reportedly opted for the $152 mil lump sum after taxes in 2013 -- sexually assaulted the victim when he lived in Passaic, and she was between 11 and 14 years old. 

The 49-year-old is facing more than 20 years in prison if convicted.

Lisa Bloom Kevin Hart Accused My Client of Extortion

9/20/2017 11:46 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Attorney Lisa Bloom seems to say Kevin Hart contacted her client and accused her of being the extortionist behind the sex tape.

Lisa just spoke with Harvey Levin on "TMZ Live" and said she believes Kevin may have contacted her client once, but Montia Sabbag vigorously denied any allegation of being the extortionist.

Bloom also says the sex scene in the bedroom does indeed seem to be the liaison between Kevin and her client, which she said lasted a weekend.

She explains how her client met Kevin and also says Montia has a suspicion as to the identity of the extortionists. She will be sharing that with cops.

Usher Georgia Accuser in Herpes Lawsuit Reveals Her Identity

9/20/2017 11:13 AM PDT

The woman suing Usher for $20 million for allegedly giving her genital herpes has now identified herself. 

Laura Helm claims in new legal docs, she had 2 sexual encounters with the singer. She says he behaved very oddly. The docs are very descriptive, but she says she never saw him finish because she saw him run to the bathroom. She goes on ... on the second occasion he did not wear a condom and says a few days after that she noticed an unusual bump on the inside of her cheek. A few days after that she noticed a similar bump -- the size of a green pea -- on her vagina.

She says, during the second encounter Usher set the mood by putting on jazz music while performing oral sex on her.

She references reports that Usher paid $1.1 million to a previous sex partner but she offers no proof.

Helm says they were platonic friends and he wooed her by telling her about his humanitarian efforts in Africa.

Helm is suing for $20 million.

'Shahs of Sunset' Star GG Hubby Says Not So Fast with Divorce ... Wants Spousal Support

9/20/2017 11:28 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Shahs of Sunset" star Golnesa 'GG' Gharachedaghi filed for divorce after just 2 months of marriage, but there's a problem -- her husband claims they were together 'til just last week.

According to new legal docs ... Shalom Yeroushalmi agrees he and GG got married on January 25, but he claims their separation date is September 13. GG previously claimed March 27 was the day they split.

Shalom's also fighting GG's request to block him from getting spousal support. He's asking the court to award him some, and wants her to pay his attorney's fees too.

As we reported ... friends were worried GG was rushing to the altar, and now it looks like her divorce proceedings are going to last much longer than her marriage.

Kevin Hart Extortion Case Search Warrants are Being Written

9/20/2017 10:56 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Law enforcement officers have been busy writing multiple search warrants Tuesday as they hone in on the people they believe are the extortionists in the Kevin Hart sex tape investigation ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources say the declarations in support of the warrants will outline reasons they believe their targets may be the ones who contacted Kevin's people and made 8-figure demands in return for keeping the tape under wraps.

We're told the warrants, which still need to be signed by a judge, will ask permission to seize cell phones, computers and other electronic devices. As we reported, the extortion demands were sent by emails that were encrypted.

Authorities believe the sex video was shot on an iPhone, so authorities are particularly interested in that device.

Montia Sabbag, Kevin's sex partner, maintains she's a victim who had no knowledge she was being recorded in Kevin's Vegas hotel room. As we reported, cops have their suspicions but we don't know if she is one of the search warrant targets.

Gisele Bundchen Bonjour, Monsieur le President ...

9/20/2017 10:20 AM PDT

Gisele Bundchen's charm was no match for the President of France.

The Brazilian supermodel met Emmanuel Macron Tuesday during a meeting of the Global Pact for the Environment at the United Nations Headquarters in NYC. They exchanged pleasantries and shook hands in a move that can only be described as both classy and gentlemanly of Macron.

Unclear what Gisele said to him ... but he blushed like a little boy meeting his first crush.

No wonder she was in a rush ... can't leave the Prez hangin.

Albert Haynesworth: My Baby Mama Attacked Me ... I Have Witnesses

9/20/2017 11:21 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ex-NFL superstar Albert Haynesworth claims he's the victim of domestic violence -- alleging his baby mama physically and verbally abused him ... and TMZ Sports has the police report.

The drama between Haynesworth and his ex, Brittany Jackson, went public Wednesday when she accused him of skipping out on child support for their young son. 

Jackson's a former college basketball star who says she also played in the WNBA. 

Haynesworth -- who reportedly made more than $50 MILLION during his NFL career -- fired back with allegations of his own. 

"Not only has she called me unthinkable names she has been extremely violent," Haynesworth claims.

The 6'6", 350-pound defensive tackle says he called police on the woman more than 10 times during their rocky 2-year relationship. 

"I have witnesses and bruises but me for some reason still tried to protect her by not sending her to jail bc I didn't want to ruin her so called career and name."

TMZ Sports obtained a police report filed back in January in which Haynesworth told police in Tennessee that Jackson kicked him in the groin twice after an argument at a friend's house. Albert told cops she had been drinking wine. 

According to the police report, Haynesworth refused medical attention. Albert never pushed forward with charges. 

Haynesworth claims his ex, who is white, would call him the n-word -- despite the fact they have a mixed race child together -- because "she said she wanted me to feel hurt bc I didn't show her affection."

Haynesworth adds, "Being a man I am a provider and protecter I have millions of faults that are not flattering but NO ONE deserves to be mentally and physically abuse!!!"

We reached out to Haynesworth's ex multiple times for comment -- so far, no word back. 

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