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Lil Wayne

Birdman Screwed Over Drake, Nicki and Tyga Too

10/5/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1002_lil_wayne_nicki_drake_tyga_birdman_TMZDrake, Nicki Minaj and Tyga say they got screwed by Birdman just like Lil Wayne did ... at least that's what Lil Wayne claims in new legal docs.

Lil Wayne now claims in his bitter lawsuit against Birdman and Cash Money, he has letters from Drake and Tyga's people claiming they got stiffed out of a fortune. And Nicki's people say in a separate letter her producers also got shortchanged by Young Money, and Wayne says it's Cash Money's responsibility to pay producers.

As you know, Lil Wayne runs Young Money, whose stable of artists include Drake, Nicki and Tyga. Cash Money is the parent company of Young Money, and Birdman is the big boss.

The allegations of Cash Money's financial shenanigans are massive. Young Money claims it was supposed to get a big chunk of a $100 million advance from Universal -- an advance that went directly to Cash Money -- and they're still waiting.

But Cash Money says Wayne and company are full of it. They gave him a $20 million advance for Young Money in 2012, another $12 million for Wayne's solo album and another $70 million in advances, royalties, marketing and recording costs for various Young Money artists.

Cash Money claims in the docs if anyone is a slacker it's Wayne ... he was supposed to deliver 21 albums over 7 years for his artists and only anted up 13.


Kylie Jenner

Anything Khloe Does ...

I Can Do Better

42 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF

1005-kylie-jenner-akm-gsi-02Kylie Jenner is all about the family biz, which apparently now requires all the sisters to rep HARD for Adidas ... at all times.

Ever since big sis Khloe Kardashian's BF James Harden signed a $200 million dollar deal with Adidas -- Khloe AND Kylie have been sporting the gear constantly. It also can't hurt that the company cranks out Kanye West's Yeezys too.

1005-sub-khloe-kardashian-addidas-x17-01Sooo ... Adidas: outfitting hoops superstars, NCAA teams, rappers and Kardashian asses everywhere. 

They're gonna need a lot more material.



Tupac Shakur

'Thug Life Is Dead' Jailhouse Letter

Up for Sale for $225k

10/5/2015 6:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

1005_tupac_message_letter_launchTupac Shakur's declared "Thug Life" was dead to him in an emotional letter that included a road map for his "homiez" to make it out of the hood -- and that letter is now up for sale.

Tupac's 5 page correspondence to a Death Row employee was written in 1995 while he was in jail for rape. The letter includes some deep thoughts about being ready to let someone else rep the thug life -- which he famously tatted on his torso.

He wrote, "U must play the game, not let the game play u. A regular Playa plays women, a Boss Playa plays life. A Boss Playa is a thinker, a leader, a builder, a moneymaker, a souljah, a teacher and most of all, a Man! " 

Tupac also said, "I want all my homiez to know there is another level."

The letter is being sold by a memorabilia site called Moments in Time, and we're told the $225,000 price is fixed. First come, first serve!


Cameron Diaz

My Husband's Skull Is ...

A Work of Art

5 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF

1005-benji-madden-cameron-diaz-splash-01Newlyweds Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden did date night, and flaunted a new art piece ... on his cabeza.

Madden and Diaz hit up The Nice Guy in West Hollywood Saturday night, and it looks like Benji's tattoo artist has been busy ... based on the complex design now blanketing his head.

Madden went much simpler when it came to honoring his wife with some ink on his chest.

It's just a matter of time before there's a portrait of Cameron somewhere on his bod, right? Not that we recommend that kinda thing


Emilia Clarke & Jason Momoa

Khaleesi and Khal Drogo


10/5/2015 6:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1005-emilia-jason-instagram-01"Game of Thrones" stars Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa came together again in the last place you'd expect to see the Mother of Dragons and The Great Khal ... Fashion Week in Paris.

Clarke shared the joyous photo, writing, "Well I guess the sun rises in the west and sets in the east then huh? Paris fashion week just kicked off....! #Momoaloveforlifebaby #nomorebeerleftinparis #bestdresseddothraki."

My sun and stars for life. 

Matt Barnes

I'm Too Grown to Lie About Rihanna

10/5/2015 6:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Matt Barnes refuses to back down from his claims that something romantic went down between him and Rihanna -- telling TMZ Sports straight up, "I'm too grown to lie."

The NBA star caught heat from RiRi herself back in August -- when he told us he and Rihanna had gone "past the crush stage" together -- with Rihanna claiming he made the whole thing up. 

But here we are ... in October ... with Barnes sounding like George Washington, insisting he can not tell a lie!! 

So, who ya believe? 


In other news...

'Family Feud' Too Racy For TV?

Sexually explicit content in the show has brought it under HEAVY scrutiny. Will it be discontinued?


Lisa Vanderpump

Chinese Need to End

Barbaric Torture, Killing of Dogs

10/5/2015 6:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lisa Vanderpump rallied hundreds of people Sunday to protest a barbaric Chinese festival that involves the torture and brutal killing of dogs.

Lisa, Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Gretchen Rossi and other celebs were there on Sunday in L.A.'s MacArtuhur Park, protesting the Yulin Festival.

The festival is unbelievably cruel, where dogs are sometimes burned alive and then eaten.  

Lisa and crew are trying to put pressure on the Chinese to end it.



Maddie Ziegler

Diamonds Are A Girl's BFF

... On Her 13th Bday

10/5/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1002-maddie-ziegler-birthday-dinner-INSTAGRAM-01Maddie Ziegler just turned 13 and if you're wondering what a kid who's starred in 3 Sia music videos and a reality show gets when they reach teen-hood ... ice, as in a pair of diamond stud earrings.

Ziegler's family surprised the "Dance Moms" star with a birthday party at their family's favorite hibachi restaurant. We're told the youngster was punked by her family and friends, who all profusely apologized saying they couldn't make it out for her birthday.

But when Maddie showed up at the restaurant ... her BFFs Nia, Kendall and Mackenzie from the show all yelled SURPRISE!!! We're told 2 dozen people were in on it, even Abby Lee Miller.

After the group sang happy birthday, they took down a cheesecake. And to top it all off she also got what every other 13-year-old out there wants ... an Apple Watch. 

Next stop for the youngsters ... L.A., where they'll be filming the new season of "Dance Moms."

When we were 13, we ate pizza and played Nintendo.


'Batman' Comic Artist

BAM!!! POW!!!

Near Blind Artist Creates Awesome Illustrations

10/5/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1002-tommy-castillo-comic-book-artist-MAIN-01The guy responsible for creating dozens of Batman comics with elaborate illustrations is blind as a Batman.

Tommy Castillo is big in the comic world, known for penciling a bunch of Batman spinoffs. Tommy's especially impressive because he's totally blind in one eye and has 15% vision in the other.

Check out the Batman illustration below ... the fine pencil detailing is all the more amazing given his disability. It took a year to complete. And Batman isn't Tommy's only fete. He also illustrates for "Tales from the Crypt."

Tommy lost his vision after blood vessels in his eyes were destroyed because of his diabetes. He was blind in one eye for years, and the other eye lost vision over the last few years.

Tommy used a magnifying glass to assist in his latest zombie-themed work, "100 Days of Death."  



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Did Tyga Get A Wig?

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'Baywatch' Star Jeremy Jackson

Brought a Knife to Our Car Fight

... Woman Claims

10/5/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1002-jeremy-jackson-TMZ-01"Baywatch" star Jeremy Jackson is in big legal trouble yet again -- accused of stabbing a woman, his 2nd such arrest this year.  

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Jackson got into an argument in August ... with a woman near her L.A home, and at some point he flipped out and stabbed her. We're told he fled the scene, but cops picked him up later at a hotel. 

The alleged victim says JJ stabbed her in the back, arm and leg. She claims Jeremy tried to jack her boyfriend's car -- and when she tried to stop him he started stabbing. 


Jackson's been charged with assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats -- both felonies, and could be looking at up to 7 years in prison.

He was also arrested in April for stabbing a man, but claims it was in self defense. The D.A. agreed ... he was never charged. 


Guess Who This



10/5/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Before this hilarious Hollywood star was cracking us up on screen, she was was just another adorable kid playing with puppets in Boston, Massachusetts. Can you guess who she is?

In other news...

Kim Going Under The Knife To Get Caitlyn's Breasts?

Kim Kardashian is VERY jealous of Caitlyn Jenner's fabulous breasts.


Jim Carrey

Left Door Open

For Future with GF

10/4/2015 2:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

1004-jim-carrey-cathriona-white-last-date-swipe-SPLASH-01Jim Carrey didn't want to completely sever his relationship with Cathriona White, but never got to explain himself to her before she committed suicide ... TMZ has learned. 

Sources close to the couple tell TMZ Carrey only intended to take a short break from White. On September 19th, they had dinner at Nobu in Malibu for her birthday, and appeared very happy.

However, Cathriona says Jim dumped her on September 24th. We're told she wrote about the break up in her suicide letter. Sources tell us friends tried to console White ...telling her Jim still cared for her, but she was too distraught.

As we previously reported ... Cathriona committed suicide using multiple medications prescribed to a Carrey alias.


Morena Baccarin

'Gotham' Star Shows

Baby Bump

10/4/2015 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1004-morena-baccarin-baby-bump-SPLASH-01Morena Baccarin took a stroll in Venice over the weekend ... showing clear signs Gotham's newest resident should arrive in the not too distant future.

As TMZ previously reported ... Morena -- who is pregnant with co-star Ben McKenzie's baby -- plans to wed the actor as soon as she settles her nasty divorce.

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