The Sony hacking has made negotiating contracts with stars and suits almost impossible ... TMZ has learned.
Sony and other industry sources tell us ... the salary leaks have triggered intense anger ... especially with execs who think they've been screwed because the guy in the next office has a sweeter deal.
We're told some execs are furious at the bonus structure they got, because they believed they were top of the heap when they weren't. One source said some contracts have already come up for renewal and "Sony's getting nailed to the wall."
Same principle applies to movie and TV stars, who now have comps to use against the studio.
Several agents and entertainment lawyers tell TMZ ... they feel totally comfortable using the salary comps, but one Sony exec thinks it's shameful for reps to use stolen information in negotiations.
Here's how bad it's gotten. Sony's files have been wiped clean, and we're told the studio is now calling agents and lawyers who represent Sony big wigs, asking them to make copies of deals and proposed contracts that they can send back.
Stars and Scars
You Be the Judge
12/27/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" parody with Michael Brown lyrics is really shocking ... we couldn't believe the song when we got it. And Sony is still in freefall. So we gotta ask ...
'Monkey' Obama Jacked Our Internet
12/27/2014 6:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Jong-Un's mouthpiece called President Barack Obama a "monkey" for forcing Sony to release "The Interview" -- and for pulling off a cyber counter attack on North Korea.
A rep for Kim's National Defense Commission resorted to 4th grade name calling in an angry statement about the the movie coming out ... saying, "Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest."
N. Korea denies involvement in the Sony hack, but believes its own recent Internet outage was the work of big wigs in Washington, DC looking to retaliate.
The statement also threatens unspecified consequences against America.
'Real Housewives' Star
Sued By Spa
12/27/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A key player on "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" not only shattered the tranquility of a spa, she downright broke it ... this according to a crazy new lawsuit.
Marisa Zanuck runs a real estate company in Bev Hills, which is located next door to Vida Emanuel European Day Spa, which prides itself on a total zen experience.
Marisa -- always one to impress -- decided she needed to spruce up her offices, so a construction crew came in at 9AM and the soothing Enya soundtrack was overpowered by jackhammers.
The spa owner says it was like a war scene ... pieces of her wall crumbled, light fixtures fell off the wall, bottles of fancy oil crashed to the ground ... it was a disaster.
She complained 3 times ... to no avail, and says she was left with no choice but to scream through the broken walls at the workers.
The spa is suing Marisa for thousands of dollars in damages.
And that's not a happy ending.
'All Blacks' Rugby Star
My Porn Star Ex-GF
... Is a Hall of Famer!
12/25/2014 8:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
She famously dated one of the best rugby players in the world ... and now porn star Kaylani Lei is finally becoming a Hall of Famer in her own right ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Lei made international headlines back in 2005 when she hooked up with New Zealand All-Blacks superstar Byron Kelleher after reportedly meeting the guy at Hedonism sex resort in Jamaica.
In fact, one major British paper called them the raunchy version of Posh and Becks ... until they broke up in 2006.
After their relationship fizzled, Byron (now 38 years old) reportedly dated Princess Charlene of Monaco. He's now engaged to a hot European model Lilly de Vellis.
As for Kaylani -- who starred in classics like "Count Rakula," "Asian Fever 11" and "Yum Yum Dim Sum" -- she went on to win multiple XXX awards .... including Starlet of the Year (2005), Comeback of the Year (2008) and Best Group Sex Scene (2010).
Now, she's been selected for the AVN Hall of Fame ... and will be inducted with the 2015 class during the AVN Awards in January.
'Jungle Book' Star Rohan Chand
Contract Full Of Options
And They're All Money
12/27/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Rohan Chand is about to star in Warner Bro's "Jungle Book: Origins" ... he's also poised like Shere Khan to jump a lot of tax brackets and become one very rich 10-year-old.
Producers are ready to make the next Mowgli a household name with $160K for his first film and a tree house full of future options ... they just need a judge to sign off on the contract because he's a minor ... and then it's the bling necessities.
The court docs show Chand's pay will double every time WB options another sequel, with the best case scenario ... more than $2.2M.
Makes you wanna be like him.
What's The Big Frigin'
12/27/2014 12:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
I'm Upset ...
Because I Can't Get Pregnant
12/26/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian is upset for a very good reason ... as hard as she's been trying, she can't get pregnant.
Kim has been very open with friends and family ... she and Kanye have been trying to have another baby for the last 9 months but nothing has worked. Kim has been to fertility doctors, but they've made it clear ... having another baby is a long shot.
Turns out North West was a miracle baby ... she had 3 specialists tell her she couldn't get pregnant before North was conceived.
Kim and Kanye assumed the second baby would be easier since it worked once, but the doctors are telling her that's not the case.
We're told Kim is trying to reduce her stress and cut down on traveling ... per doctor's advice.
The pic was taken Tuesday in Bev Hills after visiting her doctor. We're told Kanye has been to almost every doctor's visit ... Kim goes once a month.
For Allegedly Stabbing Man With a Switchblade
12/26/2014 9:18 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Dustin Diamond a.k.a. Screech is behind bars ... after he was arrested in Wisconsin for allegedly stabbing a man with a switchblade -- TMZ has learned.
The Port Washington Police Department says Diamond was arrested early Friday morning for possession of a switchblade, reckless endangerment and carrying a concealed weapon.
Cops tell us Screech allegedly stabbed a guy after getting into an argument late Christmas evening that quickly escalated-- the bar owner says it was over pics they were taking of Diamond -- and then the actor bailed from the bar.
According to court docs ... the victim suffered a 1/2 inch wound under his armpit and bled heavily -- but he didn't notice it had even happened until moments later.
Officers located Dustin and his girlfriend in his car not long after ... and the knife was in his ride. Dustin's girlfriend was booked on a disorderly conduct charge.
Cops tell us the victim suffered non-life threatening wounds ... and he's already home recovering.
Diamond is claiming self defense ... saying he and his wife were attacked in the bar. The actor appeared in court Friday morning and his bail was set at $10K.
We got video moments before the stabbing ... and you can clearly hear people freaking out.
Look What Santa Gave Me!
12/26/2014 7:09 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
It doesn't matter if you're naughty or nice when you're worth an estimated $200,000,000 ... because Justin Bieber appears to have gifted himself a private jet for XMAS ... although it may not be exactly what it seems.
Justin posted the photos on Shots ... then captioned the pic, "New jet for Christmas, and she's beautiful."
Now let's deconstruct. A G6 goes for around $60M, give or take a few million. This one seems particularly tricked out, with at least 8 white leather seats, a large couch and a lounge.
Lots of celebs who do this purchase a part ownership ... like a time share. Justin could theoretically afford it, but it's a huge nut and $200M only goes so far, right?
Either way ... undeniably awesome.
Dr. Luke Says She Lied
To Save her Ass Over Sandy Hook
12/26/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
4:20 PM PST -- Kesha's lawyer Mark Geragos tells us ... "All these claims show is a predator attempting to deflect attention from the real facts -- that Kesha was mentally and sexually abused by Luke for years."
He adds, "All of Luke's recent filings bare no consequence in this case and are a sad attempt to paint Kesha -- his victim -- in a negative way."
Dr. Luke is keeping the heat on Kesha, saying he has more proof she's a liar ... and this time it involves the tragedy at Sandy Hook.
Luke filed legal docs -- trying to discredit her claim that he drugged and raped her when she was 18. He says she flat-out lied when she told the public he forced her to sing "Die Young" to distance herself from the massacre. Luke says she also lied by saying he wrote the song.
Luke claims Kesha "proudly, and truthfully" took credit for the lyrics before the Sandy Hook shootings.
He also put in the legal docs a story that has circulated ... that Kesha insinuated her dad was Mick Jagger. He says she knows that's a lie but it never stopped her.
And Luke isn't limiting his attack to lying ... he says she's a horrible person who once locked her mom out of a Vegas hotel room with no shoes and no money. Luke says, "Pebe was forced to wander the hotel's casino floor, begging for assistance."
Only 2 Black People Appear 'Into the Woods'
12/26/2014 7:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Bruce Vilanch has a fun game for moviegoers going to see "Into the Woods" this holiday weekend ... it's called find the black people -- and apparently, it ain't easy.
Vilanch was heading out of Arclight in Hollywood and pointed out ... the movie is ethnically challenged.
Bruce muses ... you'd think no black people get lost in the woods -- except two women who appear in the background.
Guess that means not many people in the movie die.
WWE Star Sheamus
Goes Back In Time ...
Buys a DeLorean
12/26/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
WWE superstar Sheamus may not be a champ anymore, but he's still living like one -- dropping a bundle on the crown jewel for all exotic car lovers ... who also happen to love "Back to the Future."
Our sources tell us the Celtic Warrior went searching for a DeLorean last weekend -- and hit up Just Toys Classic Cars in Orlando for a test drive. He clearly fell in love with it on the spot ... 'cause he scooped it up for around $55K.
Unclear if Seamus is a "Future" fanatic ... but he can forget about a road trip to 1955. The seller tells us the car -- which is more than 30-years-old -- has a "tough time getting to 88 miles per hour."
Fun fact: In "Back to the Future III" ... Marty Mcfly's great-great-grandpa's name is ... Seamus!