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Pauly D -- Gym, Tan ... Lamborghini

6/24/2010 10:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Pauly D must be saving the $10K he gets an episode on "Jersey Shore"... because the fist pumpin' dude is in the market for a $200,000 Lamborghini.

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TMZ has learned the tanorexic DJ checked out a souped-up Chopper Edition Lambo at Towbin Automotive in Vegas the other day -- the same dealership featured in the A&E show "King of Cars" -- and while he didn't drive anything off the lot, we're told it's "very likely" he'll buy the car.

Towbin's owner, Chop -- the guy who sold Khloe Kardashian a Rolls-Royce for Lamar Odom -- tells us Pauly liked the hard top Lamborghini but really wants a convertible to make room for his trademark blowout.


David Boreanaz Moves On

6/24/2010 4:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

David Boreanaz has parted ways ... with his $2.6 million home in the Hollywood Hills.

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According to documents filed with L.A. County Recorder, and obtained by TMZ, the Boreanaz family sold their 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 3,152 sq. ft. home on May 18.

The badass pad boasts a heated pool, media room, bar and a guest house ... you know, for those times when you need to give the wife a little space.

But don't read between the lines ... we're told David and his family just wanted to trade up to a bigger house, which they moved into a month ago.

 

Will.i.am -- I Gotta Feeling My Bentley Got Burgled

6/24/2010 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Will.i.am's ride got boom boom pow'd in the Hollywood Hills Monday night -- according to law enforcement sources, bad guys broke into his Bentley and jacked over $10,000 worth of stuff.

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TMZ has learned the Black Eyed Peas star made the shocking discovery himself and called the police to file a report. According to sources, the loot included jewelry and several of the singer's personal items.

We're told cops are hot on the trail of the bad guys -- and some of the stolen property has already been recovered. 

Vet to Mariah Carey -- You Owe 30K for Doggy Style

6/23/2010 9:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mariah Carey ran up a $38,000 tab with a veterinarian who claims she cared for MC's pups 24/7 and even delivered one of 'em ... this according to a lawsuit filed by the vet.

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Dr. Cindy Bressler sued Mariah in Manhattan yesterday -- and in the suit she says she provided "extraordinary services" for three of Mariah's Jack Russell terriers ... Cha-Cha, Dolomite and JJ.  Bressler claims she's only been paid $8,000 of the 38K bill.

Dr. Bressler's attorney tells TMZ the vet was in charge of grooming and feeding the doggy divas while Mariah was in L.A. promoting "Precious."  According to the attorney, Bressler also brought tiny Dolomite into this world -- delivering the pup last year.

Mariah's rep says the singer's legal team is unaware of the lawsuit.






Chuck Liddell Sues -- My Image Took a Beating

6/23/2010 8:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UFC legend Chuck Liddell is trying to lay the smack down on a clothing company that allegedly sold a bunch of Iceman merchandise without Chuck's blessing.

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In a lawsuit filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, Chuck explains that he allowed a company called  MMA Authentics to use his image on certain clothing items -- but ONLY if he pre-approved the designs.

However, according to the docs, Liddell discovered that MMA Authentics was selling several "novelty items" bearing Chuck's trademarks ... without first submitting their "samples or artwork" to Chuck for approval.

In the suit, Chuck doesn't specify how much cash he wants to beat out of the company -- but we're guessing it ain't gonna be cheap.

Joan Rivers -- Under Attack in Nasty Lawsuit

6/23/2010 6:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Joan Rivers is being sued by a bitter ex-manager -- who claims he was never compensated for resurrecting Joan's "dormant career" ... but it's clear this lawsuit is as much about hurt feelings as lost money. 

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The guy going after Rivers is Billy Sammeth -- Joan's longtime "personal manager" -- who claims he "took [Joan's] dormant career" ... and found a way to get her more work and more money ... only to be stiffed out of $179k and humiliated in a recent documentary about Joan's life.

In the docs, Sammeth claims he never got his 10% cut from several paydays Joan received -- including a $200,000 check Joan received from winning "Celebrity Apprentice."

Sammeth also claims Joan and the people behind the documentary "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work" -- defamed him by making him appear to be a "disappeared" manager.

Sammeth is suing both Joan and the production company for at least $2.2 million. 

UPDATE: A rep for Joan tells us the comedian is, "confident that the judicial system will dispose of Mr. Sammeth's lawsuit in the appropriate manner."

Michael Jackson Neverland Creditor's Claim

6/23/2010 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained a new creditor's claim filed in the Michael Jackson estate case, in which a lending company is asking for $4,580,000 for services connected with the refinancing of Neverland.

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 Jon Divens, the lawyer for the creditor, tells TMZ ... Michael refinanced Neverland in 2007 and got $45,000,000.  The lending company -- Genesis Group International -- claimed Jackson agreed to pay the Group 10% of the loan amount plus fees, totaling $4,580,000.

Genesis claims it made a demand for payment this year but never got paid.

There's an interesting history with the guy who owns Genesis -- Kevin Kinsey.  In 2008, there were reports that Kinsey had falsely represented himself as a representative of MJJ Productions in an effort to secure funding to get the re-fi.

A source connected with the estate tells TMZ ... without commenting on the merits of the claim, Genesis missed the deadline for filing a creditor's claim.
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Mel Gibson -- More Trouble in Malibu

6/23/2010 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mel Gibson and his soon-to-be-ex wife Robyn have been joined together again -- for allegedly not paying their bills.

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Ramage Construction has filed legal documents -- obtained by TMZ -- claiming the Gibsons owe a combined $6,631.06 for work at the Malibu residence and for drawing up plans for another house.

But the $6,631.06 is a drop in the bucket compared to what could be a larger claim -- sources say the owner of Ramage Construction has been telling people that the Gibsons owe him roughly $200k for various projects.

The owner of Ramage has worked for the Gibsons for nearly 20 years -- on various houses and Mel's mega-church.

Mel Gibson's rep had no comment.

Joe Jackson to

Sue Dr. Murray

for Wrongful Death

6/23/2010 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained a copy of a legal document that Joe Jackson has sent to Dr. Conrad Murray -- a prerequisite to filing a wrongful death lawsuit ... in which Joe claims Dr. Murray had been drinking at a strip club hours before he allegedly administered a fatal dose of Propofol to Michael Jackson.

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According to the document, "On June 25, 2009, prior to treating Michael Jackson, defendant was at a 'strip club' called 'Sam's Hofbrau' in Los Angeles where he had been 'drinking.'"  The doc goes on:  "It was reckless for him to 'drink' prior to administering anesthesia to Michael Jackson.  He concealed his conduct from Michael Jackson."

The doc, written by attorney Brian Oxman, outlines Murray's treatment and the medical emergency that ended in Michael Jackson's death.

According to the document, Michael had "neurological, pulmonary, and anemia signs over several weeks prior to his death.  In May and June, 2009, Michael Jackson was confused, easily frightened, unable to remember, obsessive, and disoriented."  Oxman goes on:  "He had impaired memory, loss of appetite, and absence of energy.  He was cold and shivering during the summer rehearsals for his show ..."

Oxman claims these problems were caused by Dr. Murray administering a "polypharmacy" of drugs (multiple meds) to Michael.  And Oxman claims, Dr. Murray "ignored the signs of Michael Jackson's pulmonary inflammation, brain swelling, and anemia."

Oxman alleges Murray repeatedly lied about the drugs he administered to Jackson and withheld vital information from EMTs and doctors who were trying to save Jackson's life.  He repeated all of the alleged inconsistencies that have been previously reported.

Oxman says of Dr. Murray, "His conduct was inhuman.  It was an extreme violation of the standard of care."

We're told Dr. Murray received a copy of the document in March.  Dr. Murray's legal team tells TMZ, "The allegations are absolute, utter nonsense." 

And people close to Dr. Murray insist he does not drink ... ever.

We're told the document was served on Dr. Murray on March 27, 2010.  According to California law, Joe Jackson must wait 90 days from the date the document is delivered before filing an actual wrongful death lawsuit.  The 90-day period is up Friday, the anniversary of Michael's death. 


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Tiger Banner Pilot:

I Was Grounded

by the FBI

6/23/2010 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The pilot who flew the "Tiger: Are You My Daddy?" banner over the US Open golf tournament last weekend was supposed to make a second run -- but dude claims the FBI shut down the flight. 

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TMZ obtained the post-flight report filed with the sky banner company, in which the pilot states that while en route to fly sign #2 -- which read, "Happy Father's Day Tiger LOL" -- he was contacted by a tower controller with a message from the FBI.

According to the pilot, the FBI had "strongly urged" him to "depart the area" over the golf course as soon as possible ... and, of course, the pilot obliged.

We spoke to the owner of the company hired to fly the planes – who told us he is looking into the incident and has no idea why the FBI would intervene on such a matter.  We also spoke to the FAA – who tells us the FBI would only intervene if “criminal activity” was suspected. 

As for the FBI, we called them for comment as well -- but we're still waiting to hear back. Apparently they have bigger things to worry about.

Batista's MMA Deal Hits Big, Green Speed Bump

6/23/2010 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former WWE champ Batista may have jumped the gun when he told us he was joining the Strikeforce MMA league -- TMZ has learned dude hasn't signed a contract ... and the holdup is cold, hard cash.

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Sources involved in the negotiations tell TMZ, Batista and Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker have already hammered out most of the details in their contract -- but Batista's salary is still a major sticking point.

Coker and the former WWE star are also stuck on scheduling issues -- because according to sources close to the fighter, Batista's calendar has been jam-packed with TV and movie deals since his wrestling contract expired.

We're also told Batista's camp is pissed off over Booker T.'s comments yesterday that Batista would get beat down by fellow WWE-star-turned-MMA-fighter Bobby Lashley ... telling us Batista will fight anyone, Lashley included.

Hopefully, we'll get to see for ourselves ... if Batista can ever work out a deal.

Eddie Cibrian's Love Nest

Emptied ... Officially

6/23/2010 4:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Eddie Cibrian just ditched the last tangible trace of his marriage to Brandi Glanville --  the multi-million dollar house they used to share just outside Los Angeles.

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A private buyer snapped up the former Casa de Cibrian for about $2.2 million.  Clearly, Brandi meant it when she told us Calabasas wasn't big enough for her, Eddie and his new GF LeAnn Rimes

By the way, the title transfer -- filed last month with the L.A. County Recorder -- still lists Brandi and Eddie as husband and wife. Their divorce isn't final yet.

Great time for Eddie to sell though -- he just got dropped from "CSI: Miami."

Ramones Drummer -- Hey! Ho! Where's My Dough?

6/23/2010 4:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0622_ramone_EX_gettyMarky Ramone -- the Ramones' longest-standing drummer -- claims he's getting screwed out his cut of the band's royalties ... and now he's trying to legally beat on the brats responsible ... with a big fat lawsuit.

According to docs filed yesterday in New York Supreme Court, Marky (real name Marc Bell) claims he inked a royalties deal in 2005 -- but in 2008, the payouts mysteriously stopped ... and it's all because of some allegedly shady business dealings.

Marky claims the people in charge of distributing royalties completely snubbed their 2005 contract -- pocketing huge cuts of Ramones money that didn't belong to them ... shafting Marky in the process.

The punk legend claims he's owed a $175,000 slice of Ramones pie -- plus over $1 million in punitive damages.

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