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Terrance Howard

Ex-Wife Claims

He's Screwing Me Royally Over 'Empire'

49 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF

Terrence Howard Ex Wife Money

Terrence Howard owes his ex-wife $508,000 and counting ... so she claims, and she's gunning for a payday.

Michelle Ghent claims Terrence has been hiding assets and grossly undervaluing what he makes a month to avoid his spousal support obligations.

TMZ broke the story ... Terrence is required to pay Michelle $5,800 a month in spousal support, but if he makes more than $62,500 a quarter, she gets 21% of the excess. According to her docs, Terrence made $125,000 an episode in Season 1 and he's sure to get a huge raise.

Michelle claims Terrence has not only failed to pay the 21%, but she says he's way behind in the $5,800 monthly obligation ... to the tune of more than $100k.

Also according to Michelle's docs, Terrence is using his first ex-wife's business to divert his earnings, making it appear he earns very little. In fact, Terrence claimed as recently as November all he was getting in the way of income was just shy of $6k a month ... money that was paid by the ex-wife's business.

"Empire" started shooting in September, so that's when the bucks started rolling in.

But all good things come to an end, and according to the divorce, Michelle's spousal support ends next year.

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Muhammad Ali

'TEAM PACQUIAO'

59 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0330-manny-pacquiao-muhammad-ali-tmz-01"The Greatest" has picked a side in the fight of the century -- with Muhammad Ali's daughter telling TMZ Sports, "My dad is Team Pacquiao all the way!"

We spoke with Rasheda Ali -- who's very close with her dad -- and she tells us, "My dad really likes Manny. He's a huge fan of his."

"He knows Manny's a great fighter ... but it's more about what he does outside the ring. He's such a charitable person."

Rasheda says Manny and her father have been friends for years -- and he even came to Muhammad's 70th birthday party back in 2012. 

0330-SUB-manny-pacquiao-muhammad-ali-tmzSPORTS-01As for Floyd Mayweather, Rasheda tells us her dad respects him as a fighter -- but says he and Muhammad are two VERY different people.  

"My dad stood for things. Mayweather ... I don't think there's a comparison."

Unfortunately, Muhammad won't be attending the fight in Vegas ... but Rasheda says he wouldn't miss it for the world. 

"There's no question he's going to order it. It takes my dad way back to when he was fighting."

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The Game

He Threatened to Shoot Me

Hoops KO Was Self Defense [VIDEO]

3/31/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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TMZ obtained video of The Game unloading a punch on an opposing player during a pick-up basketball game -- but we're told the guy threatened to unload a gun in Game's ass before the fight.

Sources connected to Game tell us the rapper says the punchee started things by throwing an elbow at Game ... who responded by elbowing him right back. Then it got really heated -- Game claims the guy said don't make me go to my gym bag because ... "I got that thing."

The clear hint was the guy had a gun.

What happened next was a case of punch or be punched -- we're told Game is saying the guy raised his fist first, and that's when Game threw his Tyson-tatted right hand

The video doesn't appear to back up Game's claim about the guy being first to make a fist.

Game denies making any death threats as the victim claimed to cops. Police are still investigating.

'CSI' Star Jon Wellner Divorce

My Wife Should Quit Acting

And Get A REAL Job

3/31/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Jon Wellner Divorce

"CSI" star Jon Wellner has called it quits on his marriage after 7 years, and says it's time his wife gave up on her acting, got off her ass and started working.

According to the divorce docs ... Jon says his wife, Whitney Wellner, hasn't made it as an actress and probably never will ... he's asking the courts to force her into pulling down a full-time job.

Whitney lists her credits like "Save the Last Dance" -- released in 2001. She also got a guest gig on "CSI" last year, but he insinuates it was a case of nepotism.

Whitney fires back in her legal docs, saying he obviously thought she was good enough to appear on his show.

She's presumably gunning for spousal support, and it's gonna be hard for her to live without it. While she says he makes $20k an episode, she pulls in $12 a month in residuals.

Who knew they were still playing "Save the Last Dance"?

'Jerry Springer' Producer

Cops Believe Sister's Death Wasn't Suicide

It Was Murder

3/31/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Jerry Springer Producer Sister Murder
"Jerry Springer" producer Jill Blackstone did not carry out her sister's wish to end her life -- she murdered her ... at least that's what law enforcement now believes.

Our law enforcement sources say Wendy Blackstone -- who was deaf and partially blind -- did not want to end her life. During the initial stage of the investigation we're told cops thought this might have been a double suicide plan where Jill backed out at the last minute, but now they believe it's simple murder.

TMZ broke the story ... Wendy was found dead in their garage and Jill had severe carbon monoxide poisoning from a lit barbecue in their closed garage. We're now told in addition to the coals under the grill, there was a metal trash can filled with charcoal which had also burned.

Cops determined early on ... the suicide note found in Wendy's hand was not written by her ... they believe Jill wrote it.

Blackstone was arrested for murder earlier this month but the D.A. felt there wasn't enough evidence to make a case, so prosecutors sent it back to the LAPD for further investigation. In the meantime, Jill remains free.

But now we're told ... after more probing, the cops firmly believe it was murder.

French Montana

I Was Just Sippin' Ciroc

On Diddy's Sea-Doo

3/30/2015 3:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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French Montana was not under the influence of alcohol when he was photographed drinking Ciroc from the bottle while cruising on one of Diddy's Sea-Doos ... so claim people close to the rapper.

As we previously reported ... French was in Miami Beach Saturday, catching some rays and drinking vodka. It's not illegal in Florida to drink while boating, but it IS illegal to drink to the point that the driver is impaired.

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Although our French sources insist he "was not f***** up," Khloe posted a pic around the same time showing her crew -- including French -- on Diddy's roof with the caption, "The Ciroc made us do it!! #StepIntoTheCircle."

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Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao

Broker Selling Ringside Seats

... For $87,000 Each!!

3/30/2015 3:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0330-floyd-manny-MGM-Money-fun-art-TMZ-01A high-end NY-based "hospitality service" says it has the very first authentic ringside seats to the Mayweather vs.Pacquiao fight ... and they could be yours for $87,500-a-pop!!! 

TMZ Sports spoke with Oren Partner -- the head of Precision Concierge New York (PCNY) -- who tells us he has 39 tickets to the fight ... ranging from upper level to ringside seats. 

The prime seats -- $87,500 for 6th row ringside ... but he only has two at the moment. 

So, how did he get the seats since tickets have NOT gone on sale to the general public? Oren says he knows some very powerful people connected to the fight. 

We called reps for the MGM Grand, Top Rank (Pacquiao's promoters) and TMT (Mayweather's people) who all told us the same thing -- it's possible the tickets are legit, but they didn't come from them. 

As far as PCNY's legitimacy goes ... they've been registered as a legit business in New York since 2011 ... and we've spoken with several entertainment industry people who vouched for 'em. 

That being said, here are some of the other prices: 

(2) Lower 13 Row G @ $42,500 each (center ring)
(2) Lower 13 Row M @ $36,500 each (center ring)
(2-4) Lower 15 Row M @ $23,500 each (just off center ring)
(2-5) Lower 15 Row T @ $16,000 each (just off center ring)
(2-4) Lower 14 Row W @ $14,650 each (just off row R @ $12,500 each (corner)
(2-4) Lower 19 Row X @ $10,100 each (corner ring)
(2-4) Upper 209 Row L @ $7,850 each (corner to ringside)
(2-4) Lower 5 Row R @ $12,500 each (corner)
(2-4) Lower 19 Row X @ $10,100 each (corner ring)
(2-4) Upper 209 Row L @ $7,850 each (corner to ringside)

Hope you saved up. 

  

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Destiny's Child

Battle for Center Stage at Reunion

[TMZ TV]

3/30/2015 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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It finally happened ... all the Destiny’s Child members coming together for the first time in -- well, not that long actually, but it was still awesome!

So awesome that Beyonce even surrendered that coveted middle spot! Just for a few seconds, but y'know ... baby steps.tmz-on-tv-3

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Kevin Gates

Not One, But TWO

Fights with Girls!

3/30/2015 2:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE


It's bad enough rapper Kevin Gates got into it with a couple of girls during his show Sunday night in Michigan -- he then fought with a different girl during the same show!

Gates -- probably as well known for having sex with his cousin as he is for his music -- was performing at Z Club in Flint ... when a few girls in the front kept grabbing him.

In the video, you can see Gates shake off the girls a few times before finally having enough … and going after them. Gates' security pulled him back from the crowd and the show continued.

But a short time later, he mixed it up with another girl on the side of the stage -- this time throwing elbows in the fan's direction. It's unclear if he ever connected.

Despite the ruckus, we're told no cops were called -- and as you can see in the video ... the crowd was into the show.

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Michael Strahan

Body-to-Body Contact Sport

... With New GF

3/30/2015 12:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0330-michael-strahan-ramey-spread-pictures-3Michael Strahan has hooked up again ... and showed off his pretty chick in St. Barts.

The athlete/commentator/talk show host/rich person was ready to flaunt his relationship while vacationing with 2 other couples -- including fellow ex-NFLer Tony Gonzalez and his wife.

It seems the stories that surfaced months ago he might get back with Nicole Murphy are ancient history.

As for the lucky chick -- we're told she's not just a vacay hookup. She and Michael have been dating for a few months.

Michael -- who's co-starring in "Magic Mike XXL" -- may have retired from football, but no one told his body.

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Robin Williams

Judge Tells Widow & Kids

Squash Property Beef Out of Court

3/30/2015 3:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Robin Williams' children and his widow have 11 days to settle their war over his personal items ... before a judge weighs in on the dispute.

During a hearing in San Francisco today ... the judge urged both parties to meet outside court -- possibly with a mediator -- to figure out who gets what.

In December, Susan Williams filed docs ... claiming a bunch of Robin's possessions -- including the tuxedo he wore at their wedding -- had been removed from their home. Robin's kids countered that Susan was trying to rob them of items like awards, watches, and photos that Robin wanted them to have. 

The judge gave them an April 10 deadline.

The attorney for the Williams estate tells TMZ ... Robin was intensely private and would not want this playing out in public -- but now it has to, since Susan took legal action. He added ... no one has removed a single item from Robin and Susan's home. 

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Jennifer Lopez:

The Truth Behind Her Alleged 'Break-Up'

3/27/2015 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Justin Bieber

Not My Tempo ...

Treats Sushi House To Drum Seshi

3/30/2015 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Justin Bieber loves fish sticks ... to keep the beat ... Sunday night JB and his crew knocked out some off the cuff table jams at a Miami sushi spot using nothing but chop sticks and table tops.

Our sushi sources tell TMZ ... Biebs and about 22 of his closest buddies chased their sashimi down with percussion instead of saki (though it sounds like they had that too) and treated the whole joint at Tokyo Blue to a freestyle jam sesh.

Give it a listen ... JB drops the rhymes while the rest assisted with anything they could grab.

It's pretty cool -- like a tabletop "Stomp" -- but after 2 songs we're told Biebs felt bad, apologized to the other patrons, and posed for pics. We're told he even dropped a $500 tip on the $1,000 tab.

Still ... this won't make his next album.

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