Scott Stapp -- the lead singer of Creed and one of the most successful frontmen in the '90s -- says the government has stolen his money and now he's so desperate, he can't afford rent or even food.
Stapp just posted a 15-minute cry for help on his Facebook page, saying the IRS has frozen his accounts and the banks have conspired to rob him of his fortune.
The singer says his wife -- who has filed for divorce -- is trying to get him committed, falsely accusing him of doing meth and showing signs of paranoia. Her divorce docs reportedly contain text messages from Stapp which say, among other things, "Florida is not safe. Biological weapons on the way."
Stapp sent another text which read, "I wouldn't doubt it if the CIA is behind Alcoholics Anonymous." And he warns, "God created you and now God is ending you."
Watch the video ... it's really sad.
A rep for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office tells TMZ they did a wellness check at Stapp's home last week and spoke with both Stapp and his wife. All was well.
My Ex's Abortion Is Fair Game
We're Too Famous for Privacy
11/26/2014 10:54 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Floyd Mayweather is firing back at his ex-fiancee Shantel Jackson -- claiming he did NOT violate her right to privacy by discussing her abortion in detail on social media ... because their relationship was for public consumption anyway.
As we previously reported, Jackson sued Mayweather earlier this year for a bunch of different reasons -- including assault, battery, defamation, invasion of privacy and more.
Now, Floyd is trying to get the several claims dismissed -- and in new legal docs, he focused on her claim that he violated her right to privacy. He starts off his argument in the most Mayweather way possible:
"At age 37 I am an undefeated boxer. I have been the world champion in five different weight divisions."
He goes on to explain that when he met Jackson, "she asked me to help her become famous" ... and stated that her only semblance of fame was appearing in 7 music videos.
Floyd says he used his celebrity to help build her up -- and says they became so famous, people were interested in every aspect of their relationship ... including the breakup.
Which is why Floyd says he went to social media earlier this year and told the world he ended things with Shantel because she had an abortion behind his back.
"Both parties are public figures. Abortion is a public issue," Mayweather states in the docs.
He adds, "A public figure involved with another public figure in a public relationship can expect publicity, not privacy, about why it ends."
Mayweather wants the suit thrown out asap. A judge has yet to rule.
Suck It Jordin ...
I'm The King Of My Own Castle Now
11/26/2014 10:24 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jordin Sparks may be a damsel in distress ... but now that she's trashed him, she won't be welcome at Jason Derulo's new castle.
Jason bragged about his new medieval digs -- insinuating he doesn't care that Jordin is now trashing him -- by tweeting that he's moved on to bigger and better things: "I bought myself a castle 2day!! No big deal."
Jason isn't directly responding to Jordin's new single in which she essentially calls him an ingrate and an a-hole. But he started it by putting her on blast for allegedly pressuring him to tie the knot.
As for his $3 million acquisition deep in the San Fernando Valley ... it's 10,000 square feet, outfitted with turrets, a dungeon, a basketball/tennis court, and a lap pool -- standard issue for land barons.
It's like Henry VIII moved to Tarzana ... which sounds like a CW show.
'Mean Girls' Star
In 'DWTS' Prep Video
11/26/2014 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jonathan Bennett's "Dancing With the Stars" appearance almost never happened ... because he suffered a humongous fall as he jokingly tried to prep for the show ... and it was all caught on tape.
So here's the deal ... the "Mean Girls" star shot this video a few months back, but kept it hidden until "DWTS" finished its run (congrats, Alfonso).
In the video, he and a few friends attempt an "interpretive dance" ... but Bennett tried a move on the railing of a staircase that ended ... well, you gotta see it. He ended up with 2 broken ribs and his arm in a sling for 2 months.
The best part -- they were dancing to "Wind Beneath My Wings."
Seeing as he was the one who allowed the video to be posted ... Bennett's ego escaped unscathed.
That Penis Pic Is Bogus
My Real Dong's Hella Bigger!
11/26/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kevin Federline is calling BS on the naked pic supposedly featuring his legendary baby maker -- telling people the shot is faker than his rap career.
The shot's been all over the Internet ... apparently showing K-Fed gripping his Sexcalibur like he's preparing for battle.
But sources close to Federleezy say he's 100% certain it's a Photoshopped pic ... not only because he has tattoos down by the dragon's den which aren't in the pic -- but he also claims his shlong is way shlonger in real life.
K-Fed's penis couldn't be reached for comment.
Michael Brown Said I Was
'Too Much of a Pussy to Shoot'
11/26/2014 6:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Darren Wilson says Michael Brown was goading him, saying he was "too much of a pussy to shoot me."
Wilson went through the events of the evening step-by-step ... prompted by ABC's George Stephanopoulos ... who, by the way, showed he's a great interviewer.
Wilson said it was either his life or Michael Brown's when he fired the shots in Ferguson, saying Brown absolutely did NOT have his hands up when he discharged the gun.
Wilson also said he and his wife are expecting a baby.
Burns Self and Cosby
11/26/2014 8:33 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Roseanne Barr did a lot with a single selfie ... insinuating Bill Cosby brutally beat her but really just made a domestic violence joke, and at the same time showed the perils of a chemical peel.
Barr posted a photo of her swollen and badly bruised face with the caption "tussle w bill cosby."
Apparently, no one found it funny. She took it down and reposted with an explanation, saying, "Got a chemical peel to look more sexier. Joked about tussling cosby."
Better luck next time.
If I Marry Khloe ...
I'm Taking Half!
11/26/2014 7:09 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kris Jenner, be warned ... French Montana will have a foothold on the Kardashian fortune if he marries your daughter.
French was at LAX Tuesday when he was asked straight up ... will he sign a prenup to seal the deal with Khloe? He was emphatic ... NO.
French might have issues ... Khloe and Lamar Odom signed a prenup before they got hitched, so the likelihood is ... this would be a deal breaker.
My Good Name's Being Tarnished!
11/26/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Bill Cosby is outraged by the torrent of sexual assault allegations ... calling them "unsubstantiated accusations."
But the guy who fits the Bill is actually Mayor Bill Cosby from Bevier, MO. He tells us he's just sick over the accusations and what it's done to the legendary comedian.
Mayor Bill met his namesake at one of Cosby's concerts back in June. Hizzoner has affection for Cosby and is hoping and praying the stories are all rubbish.
The Mayor is a man of many skills. When he's not running the 1-square-mile city -- population 718 -- he operates heavy machinery.
They have one thing in common ... they both wanna bulldozer.
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Snaps at Pap ...
Is There Trouble at Home?
11/26/2014 7:04 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Scott Disick jumped down the throat of a photog -- not because he was asked about rumored troubles with Kourtney Kardashian -- but because the pap messed with something he really treasures.
Lord Disick was leaving lunch Tuesday with Kendall Jenner in Beverly Hills when our guy tried to get to the bottom of the rumors he and Kourtney were having issues ... again.
Scott seemed to ignore the question, but seconds later unloaded on a pap who accidentally backed into his exotic sports car -- making it look like he's really on edge about home issues.
Or he really loves his Bugatti.
Never Said He Believes
God Hates 'F*gs'
11/26/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kirk Cameron was screwed over by some guys who edited a video to make it look like Cameron said "God hates f*gs."
The video in question was shot 15-20 years ago. Cameron was talking to a friend about the right wing of the church, saying how revolting it was that some of them would say such a thing.
A company called Deeper Understanding grossly misrepresented what Cameron said by editing the clip to make it look like he owned the sentiment. Check out the video below.
We spoke with a rep from Deeper Understanding, who acknowledged the editing was deceptive, but the rep believes that's really how Cameron feels so it's a case of no harm, no foul.
But now ... Living Waters Publications, the Christian company that filmed the original, tells TMZ they fired off a letter to Deeper Understanding, demanding that the company 86 the video from YouTube and STAT.
The video has been removed from YouTube.
Michael May Have Faked His Wedding
11/26/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Dina Lohan thinks ex-hubby Michael's wedding is fake ... because she says he told her so.
Dina was breezing through LAX Tuesday when our photog asked her about Michael Lohan and Kate Major tying the knot. Dina, who seems ... generally confused ... repeatedly says Michael disavowed taking vows.
In the end, Dina is cool with Kate, and bids us farewell with a curious goodbye generally reserved for the freshly dead.
Rolls Out The Motown Gravy Train
11/26/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Big Sean just backed up his holiday truck and emptied it on Detroit Tuesday morning ... with 1,000 turkeys.
Sean surprised students at River Rouge High School by handing out turkeys, corn, green beans and sweet potatoes ... then followed it up with a speech to the kids about the importance of giving.
It's the second year Sean's thrown the event, courtesy of his charity, the Sean Anderson Foundation ... and this time he upped the ante by throwing in all the fixins.
Giving back can be delicious.