R&B legend "Uncle" Charlie Wilson is at war with his brother over just who exactly IS The Gap Band ... and who gets to keep making money off of the name.
Ronnie Wilson filed a lawsuit claiming Charlie is derailing his efforts to launch a comeback tour. In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Ronnie says he recently booked 2 big gigs -- one at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in NYC, and another at Howard Theatere in Washington, D.C.
Ronnie says after he sealed the deals, Charlie -- who left the band in 2009 -- had his people step in and somehow interfere with the bookings. Ronnie says both venues pulled the plug.
The elder Wilson points out his band existed for years before kid bro Charlie joined in '72.
Ronnie says his new Gap Band stood to make more than $20k from the 2 gigs. He's suing for damages and to get the court to block Charlie from interfering with future bookings.
His point -- you might have been the lead singer, but this band is MINE, bro.
The Biebs was tooling around Bev Hills Tuesday, after cancelling appearances in NYC. As we reported, Bieber had something of a mental meltdown, which caused wild mood swings and bizarre behavior over the last few weeks. He's also dealing with "personal issues."
Our sources say he needs time to himself. The scooter may not solve his problems, but every little bit helps.
Romeo took a page out of Shakespeare -- the playwright who inspired his name -- who once wrote, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers" ... that seems to be the fate he wishes for his mom's attorney.
Romeo unleashed his anger on the attorneys who just served him with a lawsuit filed by his own mother, claiming he conspired with Master P to screw her out of money.
Sonya Miller sued Romeo, but he says she's a puppet and her lawyers are pulling the strings ... "Today I was SERVED by my own mother and although it hurts, I know that she can't be 100% behind all of these ridiculous moves but instead is being guided by another's greed."
Romeo says, "It sucks because the only reason I've ever worked so hard was to make my mother proud."
He says he hasn't spoken with his mom in months. He then blames the media for fueling these stories by spreading "rumors" he was hiding money. Fact is, that's what his mom alleges in her lawsuit against him.
"Shahs of Sunset" star Jessica Parido wants to wash her hands clean of husband Mike Shouhed, and she's willing to give back her 4.5 carat rock to do it.
Sources close to Jess tell us when she walked out on Mike in August she left with only two small bags and her engagement ring ... worth around $200k. She left behind their two dogs and her wardrobe (mostly purchased by Mike) because she wants nothing to do with him or his money.
Although the box for spousal support was checked on the divorce docs -- we're told it was a mistake on her lawyer's part ... since Jessica doesn't want a dime.
Jess and Mike were only married for 4 months when she walked out. As for the wedding gifts ... that might have to be sorted out in court, since they haven't yet discussed what to do with them. They haven't even sent 'thank you' notes yet!
We're told their split will be featured on the next season of 'Shahs.'
Ads for Amazon's new series, “The Man in the High Castle,” came off like Nazi propaganda to some New Yorkers ... so the ads are getting yanked.
Seats on NYC subway cars were wrapped in flags featuring the Nazi eagle and iron cross as well as Japan's rising sun. If you haven't 'High Castle' imagines what the world -- especially the U.S. -- would be like if the Axis powers won World War II.
While the MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) told us Monday they received only 1 complaint and wouldn't be taking them down ... it seems Amazon wanted to avoid controversy.
Probably because the show is already getting rave reviews.
The Cleveland Browns say they're "disappointed" in Johnny Manziel for hitting the club scene during the team's bye week ... and have demoted him from starter to 3rd string QB.
Browns head coach Mike Pettine issued a statement saying, "Josh McCown will be the starting quarterback on Monday night against the Ravens."
"I’m especially disappointed in his actions and behavior because he has been working very hard. The improvements from last year to this year have been tremendous but he still has to consistently demonstrate that he has gained a good understanding of what it takes to be successful at the quarterback position on this level."
"Everyone in this organization wants what is best for Johnny just like we do for every player in our locker room. It goes well beyond the field. We are going to continue to support him in every way possible, but at this point, we’ve decided it’s best to go with Josh as the starter going forward.”
The Game's penis had a good run on Instagram, but all good things must come to an end ... and the popular photo sharing app has put the kibosh on his package.
The pics -- which showcase Game in his underwear -- were posted three weeks ago and remained up ever since -- despite Insta's tough policies on nudity and such. But the pics have been flagged so much Instagram finally took notice.
The pics remain up as of this posting, but we're told Instagram is in the process of telling Game about the takedown.
John Stamosjust pled no contest in his DUI case ... TMZ has learned.
Stamos was arrested in June after Bev Hills cops saw him driving erratically. He was in such bad shape he was taken to the hospital. As we reported, Stamos was under the influence of GHB and another non-narcotic drug.
Under the plea deal, Stamos was placed on 3 years probation and must complete 52 AA meetings in the next year. He's also required to get 2 hours of drug and alcohol counseling.
Kaley Cuoco opted for another tattoo instead of laser removal when getting the giant reminder of her soon-to-be ex-husband Ryan Sweeting removed from her back.
Cuoco had the giant Roman numerals of their wedding date covered up with what looks like a giant butterfly tattoo. She posted a pic of the finished ink and she said there was no real meaning to the design ... but she seems to be experiencing some kind of metamorphosis.
We're told Cuoco came into the tattoo parlor Tuesday on a whim and was there for about an hour getting the ink.
She paid about $150 for it ... probably a lot less than the checks she'll be paying Sweeting once the divorce is finalized.