Kandi Burruss' backstage demands are HILARIOUS ... whatever you do, don't screw with her Popeyes fried chicken!
TMZ has obtained a copy of Burruss' contract rider ... listing her demands for the touring production of her musical show, "A Mother's Love" ... and she's VERY picky.
When it comes to food ... the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star demands Popeyes fried chicken. The contract states: "Please do not substitute for KFC or Churches, we know the difference."
But ... even though she won't eat KFC birds ... she insists on KFC cole slaw.
Burruss is just as finicky about her bathroom requirements ... a brand new toilet seat for starters -- which must be installed under the supervision of the road manager or an assistant. Plus, the bathroom must be fully stocked with Cottonelle toilet paper and Dove soap.
-a black Mercedes Benz Sprinter
-golf carts and umbrellas in case of rain
-a police escort to skirt traffic jams-- because "under no circumstance shall Kandi be delayed arriving at or departing" from the venue.
Kandi's rep confirms the authenticity of the contract.
Neighbor Says Come on My Property
I'll Shoot You
54 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown may have new, more troubling neighbor issues ... we've found out he's moved deep into the San Fernando Valley, and one of his new neighbors is threatening lethal force if Chris steps onto his property.
Real estate sources tell TMZ ... Chris is renting an 8,000 square foot, 6 bedroom house in Agoura ... it's near the Malibu boarder but technically part of the Valley.
It's a pretty sick pad. It has a commercial ice cream bar, dance studio, billiard room, as well as a tennis court and clubhouse.
Chris likes ragers -- he had one over the weekend -- and there's plenty of space to park 75 cars.
Now the problem. We spoke with one of his neighbors, who said flatly, "It can be the devil. I can care less. I don't care if they're having orgies. It can even be Saddam Hussein for all I care, as long as he doesn't trespass onto my property. If he does, I shoot him."
This guy's seen one too many Clint Eastwood movies.
Yuma The Pig
Porkly Pig Scores Book Deal
But Must Lose Weight First
7/29/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Young and the Restless" star Kevin Schmidt's famous pet -- Yuma the Pig -- has scored a children's book deal and will go on tour to promote it ... but he needs to drop a lot of sausage first.
Yuma's a micro-pig -- which typically weigh 45 lbs ... but has ballooned to more than 80, meaning Kevin and his hog have some serious work to do before she hits the wheels of squeal in September.
In order to make weight, Yuma will be walked 4 times a day and fed only organic meals by a pro chef ... at a cost of $1,000 a week!
Yuma's easily been worth her weight ... having already hammed it up on "A-List Pets" with Ian Ziering, booked several $15,000-a-pop public appearances, launched her own clothing line, chalked up 32,000 Twitter followers, and -- not to be forgotten -- recovered nicely from her near-death experience on TMZ Live.
Now if we can only get her off the couch.
I Didn't Give That Woman Herpes!
7/28/2014 5:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Cam Thomas is adamant .. he did NOT give herpes to his ex-girlfriend ... despite her allegations in an explosive new lawsuit.
TMZ Sports spoke with Cam's lawyers who claims the woman behind the a lawsuit is a "bitter girl" whose lawsuit is a shameless attempt at a money grab.
Teen Singer Pia Mia
You Made Me Rich!
7/29/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Pia Mia knows it pays to keep up with the Kardashians ... the 17-year-old singer/friend of Kendall and Kylie Jenner just signed a recording contract that will make her rich -- not Kardashian rich ... but close enough.
Pia signed a multi-album deal with Interscope which pays 1.3 mil for her first album ... and up to $9 million more if Interscope green lights her next three albums.
And according to the contract -- obtained by TMZ -- she stands to make even more in bonuses ... if the albums are hits.
Pia -- who was born in Guam -- got her start on YouTube and hit it big when Kim K. posted video of her singing a Drake song at Kylie's 16th birthday party -- with Drake and Kanye front and center.
Makes Clean Prison Break
After Completing Batterer's Program
7/29/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lane Garrison has completed his domestic violence counseling and is almost a free man ... two years after being convicted of hitting his ex-girlfriend, former Playboy Playmate Ashley Mattingly.
According to court docs ... the ex "Prison Break" star completed 52 sessions of both AA and the batterer's program, served two months behind bars, and paid $2,500 in fines.
This is the second conviction for Lane, who previously served 2 years for vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence, and providing alcohol to a minor.
If Lane stays clean for the remaining 18 months of his probation ... he'll be free and clear.
BTW ... Lane has rebounded. He's got a movie coming out in October, and get this ... he's playing a prison guard.
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Sketchy 'Stache Attempt Unveiled
7/29/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Guess Who This
7/29/2014 12:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Before this bundled up boy was a heating up Hollywood he was just another cute kid trying to beat the cold in Minot, North Dakota. Can you guess who he is?
In other news...
Melissa Joan Hart admitted to more than onscreen smooching with her former "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" co-star.
See who it was!
She's a Rackstar
Grabs Boobs at Disneyland
7/28/2014 4:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kate Walsh went to Disneyland, but it's hooters that ended up making her day -- as she cupped a pair of boobs on Splash Mountain.
The "Private Practice" actress kept her hands well inside the log flume over the weekend -- and showed full support for the knockers seated in front of her during the ride's signature drop.
Kate seemed unimpressed with the rack, but maybe she's just felt 'em before. Turns out the chick is a friend of hers.
Caution: Riders may get wet.
Assault Suspect Rants ...
Illuminati Out To Get Me!
7/28/2014 4:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The homeless man who allegedly threatened to kill Michael Strahan went on a CRAZY rant in court Monday ... calling the judge the n-word and accusing his lawyer of belonging to the Illuminati.
Andre Johnson was in court for his arraignment and repeatedly demanded new legal representation ... saying his lawyer is part of the Illuminati -- the secret society that allegedly runs the world.
According to the NY Post ... the judge ordered Johnson to take a mental competency exam, and he yelled ... "That's some bullsh*t n****r!"
Johnson was arrested July 1st when he pulled a knife on a security guard outside the "Good Morning America" studio and said he was there to kill Strahan. He's been charged with 3 counts of attempted assault.
Adrianne Curry Begs Nerds
… Don't Be Pervs!
7/28/2014 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tappin' Latin Talent for Co-Host
Lauren Sanchez to Guest
7/28/2014 3:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"The View" producers will give potential replacement co-host Lauren Sanchez her shot at one of the coveted seats when she sits in for Wednesday's episode.
TMZ has learned Sanchez got the call last week, and was told she would be co-hosting with Whoopi Goldberg, Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd.
Our 'View' sources tell us producers will be watching for Sanchez's "chemistry" with Whoopi -- which makes sense since she's the only one who will be back next season.
As TMZ first told you ... producers are on the hunt for 2 new co-hosts -- one conservative and one Latina. Sanchez -- a former news anchor and 'Extra' host -- was nearly hired in 2000, but they went with Lisa Ling instead.
As Barbara Walters herself put it, Lauren was "thiiis close" to getting the gig back then.
'RHOA' Star Phaedra Parks
I'm NOT Leaving The Show!
7/28/2014 11:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Phaedra Parks is back at work -- shooting episodes for the new season -- and rumors that she's taking a leave of absence are NOT true, sources tell TMZ.
What's more ... we've learned her husband, convicted felon Apollo Nida, is back, too -- at least for a while.
We're told Phaedra and Apollo have been filming for almost a month -- trying to shoot as much as possible before he begins serving his 8-year prison sentence for money fraud.
Sources tell us ... their storyline centers on Apollo's conviction and the upheaval it's caused in their relationship ... a relationship that appears to be on the brink of divorce.
We're told Phaedra may skip some filming to take care of family business ... but there's no way she's leaving the show.