Gary Goddard -- who has produced several big shows on and off-Broadway -- is now speaking out against allegations he participated in a Hollywood sex ring that victimized young boys.
Goddard's attorney tells TMZ, the allegations against the producer are "categorically denied."
As we reported, 31-year-old Michael Egan filed lawsuits against Goddard, "X Men" director Bryan Singer, TV producer Garth Ancier, and former president of Disney TV David Neuman -- claiming they sexually abused him as a young teen at various Hollywood parties and in Hawaii.
But Goddard's lawyer tells us, "Mr. Goddard was not in Hawaii with Mr. Egan. He did not molest or touch or annoy Mr. Egan or commit any of the acts alleged. Also, he did not furnish drugs or alcohol to any minor at any time." Ancier and Neuman have also denied the allegations.
The lawyer calls Egan's claims "so fantastical as to be unbelievable on their face."
Buys Up All the Vogues
But Why Now?
4/23/2014 8:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian cannot get enough of herself ... hitting up a newsstand on Tuesday to buy up every issue of her Vogue magazine cover she could get her mitts on ... but why did she wait three weeks after the magazine hit shelves?
The video might answer the question ... as she and Kendall Jenner go rifling through the magazine racks, a camera crew (most likely from her reality show) is tracking their every move.
So maybe it was just a cool moment -- Kim celebrating a historic career achievement.
I Can Still Get Loose With 'All My N*****'
4/23/2014 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Someone needs to remind Roseanne Barr her ass is 61 years old ... 'cause last night she was shaking it like it belonged to Miley Cyrus.
The new slimmed down Roseanne jumped on stage at the Comedy Store on Sunset with comedian Red Grant -- and when the DJ dropped "30 Deep" by Chevy Woods ... RB got real loose.
By the way, some of the lyrics she's freaking to:
Jokers to the left and the right
See all my n*****
Same n***** that I started with
All my n*****
At least she didn't sing along.
Joakim Noah Sues Le Coq
I WORE YOUR CRAPPY SHOES
And You Screwed Me Out of a Fortune!
4/23/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
NBA superstar Joakim Noah has sued his former shoe sponsor -- claiming Le Coq Sportif makes TERRIBLE SNEAKERS that may have damaged his feet ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Forget Love in an Elevator
... She Got Engaged in One!
4/23/2014 6:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Angie Everhart is engaged once again after her man proposed to her in an elevator, but trust us ... it's way more romantic than it sounds.
Our photog bumped into Everhart and her fiancé, Carl Ferro, not long after he popped the question at the Redbury Hotel in Hollywood after dinner at ultra-cool hotspot Cleo.
The story about the proposal is cute ... but be sure to check out the rock on Angie's finger. Nice work!
But don't save the date juuuuuuuust yet ... this makes Angie's fifth time getting engaged, but she's only actually walked down the aisle once. But this one sounds like she'll seal the deal.
'Ice Road Truckers' Star
About That Whole
Hooker Kidnapping Thing
4/23/2014 6:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Ice Road Truckers" star Tim Zickuhr claims HE is the victim and not the hooker he's accused of tying up, beating, and forcing to jump out a window ... and he is itching for his day in court.
As TMZ first reported, Zickuhr was charged with three felonies -- first degree kidnapping, extortion, and coercion -- after an incident involving a Las Vegas hooker last December.
Zickuhr told our TMZ photog he did not hire the woman as a prostitute, instead insisting she's a friend. Zickuhr says he was trying to be a nice guy by loaning the woman money ... giving her his ATM card and PIN number. Instead of taking out a little ... Zickuhr claims she wiped him out.
Zickuhr says he never tied her up, never beat her and never made her jump out of a window ... but admits this whole ordeal has probably ruined his career in Hollywood.
BTW ... yes, we know that's Syrus from "Real World: Boston" standing next to him in the video. And yes, that's weird as hell.
Bad News for Justin, Soulja
Famous 'Sizzurp' Cough Syrup
Yanked from Market
4/23/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Widespread panic in the rap world -- the high-end cough syrup that's become the lean of choice for Justin Bieber, Soulja Boy, and MANY other rap figures has officially been taken off the market ... all because of its reputation as a widely abused drug.
A rep for Actavis -- famous for the highly-refined cough syrup -- tells TMZ, "Given [recent media attention], Actavis has made the bold and unprecedented decision to cease all production and sales of its Promethazine Codeine product."
As we reported, Bieber loves the stuff ... as does Soulja Boy, who regularly posts pictures of Actavis bottles on his Instagram.
The Actavis rep adds, "This attention has glamorized the unlawful and dangerous use of the product, which is contrary to its approved indication."
Before Actavis pulled the plug on the product, the street value of a pint bottle hovered around $800 -- but sources familiar with the market tell TMZ, rappers are now offering insane sums to buy up whatever's left. We're told one prominent rapper has already offered his dealer up to $100,000 to get whatever he can.
Hilariously, being the dumbass he is, Soulja Boy posted a photo of SIX bottles on Monday referencing the Actavis shortage -- "Soulja got the juice. They say the streets dry. I say you gotta be kiddin me. I serve everybody."
News flash to Soulja -- As far as Actavis is concerned, its game's over.
Prank Terrorizes 5-Year-Old's Birthday
4/23/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Katy Perry left children in tears at a recent birthday party where she dressed up like a clown, attacked some guy with a piñata stick, and staged a scary car accident ... all for a music video -- and TMZ has video from the scene.
The hidden camera gag was shot at Knollwood Country Club outside L.A. earlier this month for Katy's "Birthday" video -- Katy showed a little preview on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Monday night ... but her clip didn't include the crazy fallout.
Eye witnesses tell TMZ, Katy pranked a REAL 5-year-old's birthday party ... and most guests had no idea they were getting punk'd. Children were crying. One woman stormed away, visibly upset.
Check out the video ... at one point a little girl says, "Mommy, I want to leave."
We know the feeling, kid.
The New Man Fashion
Depp And I Wear Engagement Rings!
4/23/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Charlie Sheen isn't hitched -- yet -- but he's making it clear he's off the market ... proudly sporting what looks like a wedding band ... but Charlie tells us he and Johnny Depp are starting a new trend -- by wearing manly man ENGAGEMENT rings.
Charlie's in Paris with his fiancee -- former adult star Brett Rossi -- and was pretty well lit himself when he stopped to take photos with fans -- ring on finger.
Charlie tells TMZ he's no one's husband yet, saying it's a man's engagement ring from Tiffany symbolizing his eternal love for Brett.
As for Depp, he says the diamond engagement ring on his finger was originally meant for his fiancee, Amber Heard ...but it was too big, so he wears it.
Latest Social Media Snafu
4/23/2014 5:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber has once again managed to offend people via social media ... this time posting a photo of himself visiting a controversial Japanese war shrine ... mistaking it for a place of prayer.
Bieber posted (and then quickly deleted) the photo of himself and a friend standing in front of the Yasukuni Shrine, with the caption "Thank you for your blessings."
Bieber removed the photo and tried to explain the snafu later, saying, "While in Japan I asked my driver to pull over for which I saw a beautiful shrine. I was mislead to think the Shrines were only a place of prayer. To anyone I have offended I am extremely sorry. I love you China and I love you Japan."
The Yasukuni Shrine honors those Japanese who died during war ... including several imperial army who committed heinous war crimes. The shrine is a sensitive topic, particualry to the people in China and South Korea.
It was just a year ago Bieber made waves after visiting the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and signing the guest book, "Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber."
Baby Mama & Son Slapped with Eviction Notice
Pay Up & Get Out!
4/23/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The family that stiffs the landlord together, gets evicted together -- just ask Nic Cage's ex-GF and their son Weston ... whose landlord is suing to give 'em the boot, TMZ has learned.
The landlord, John R. Gifford, filed court docs to force Weston and his mom, Christina Fulton, out of their West Hollywood home ... because Gifford claims they stopped paying the $6k/month rent back in December.
Gifford says he served them an eviction notice in January, and gave them 3 days to pay up or get the hell out. Guess which one they chose?
Gifford is suing, not only for eviction ... but for the $12,000 in past-due rent.
We've reached out to Cage and Fulton ... so far, no response.
Guess Who This Smiley
STUD TURNED INTO!
4/23/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Before this grinning little guy was a Hollywood hunk he was just another cool kid growing up in Palo Alto, California. Can you guess who he is?