Iggy Azalea is pleading with a judge to block her ex-BF's attempt to force her back to Texas ... because she says he's violent and she fears for her safety.
Iggy is embroiled in a bitter lawsuit with Hefe Wine -- she sued him for surreptitiously downloading her personal computer and trying to hawk her music.
Wine is asking the judge to move the case from L.A. to Houston, where he lives, but Iggy is panicked. She says that's his turf and he's "vindictive and violent." It seems she's saying Wine has more access to her if she comes to him.
There's another reason why she feels safer in L.A. -- boyfriend/Lakers' guard/6'7" Nick Young.
The Lakers may suck this year, but a big guy is a big guy.
Blac Chyna's a Bad Mom
I Want Custody!
12/22/2014 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Tyga thinks Blac Chyna is unfit to properly care for their child because she twerks and parties too much ... seriously.
Tyga is alarmed that Blac Chyna seems more interested in hitting the clubs than parenting their 2-year-old son King Cairo, so we've learned he will file legal docs asking for primary custody.
The rapper thinks his baby mama has lost her focus on caring for the little boy ... she's more interested in making a spectacle of herself ... twerking day and night when there's a camera in sight.
He lost it when he saw the double twerk featuring Blac Chyna and Amber Rose. And when she went out later that same night and partied at a club, he decided he was going to take her to court. He says he does not want his son raised by nannies.
The former couple does not have a custody order, but currently she has the kid more than him. He wants to change that.
We reached out to Blac Chyna ... so far no word back.
'You're Trailer Trash, Bitch'
12/21/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
'Real Housewife' Joanna Krupa sounds like she's ready to physically duke it out with archenemy Brandi Glanville ... calling her a trailer trash fame whore who is a European model wannabe.
Krupa went ballistic when our photog asked about Brandi, who trashed her on Andy Cohen's show. Glanville insinuated Cohen got food poisoning from bad fish ... code for Krupa's smelly vagina.
Krupa went for the jugular, telling us Brandi is so pathetic there's no room for doubt on why Eddie Cibrian dumped her.
Watch the video. It has all the makings of a fabulous bitch fight.
LL Cool J
Squashes Legendary Rap Feud With Canibus
12/20/2014 10:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
LL Cool J and Canibus' rap feud is FINALLY OVER ... and we got video evidence to prove their on stage bro-down was totally legit.
Ladies Love told the crowd at the Barclays Center Friday night he's had a lot of beefs in his life ... but sometimes you've gotta be the bigger man -- and then brought Canibus on stage to a loud ovation.
For those of you who aren't hip hop heads ... the war started in the late '90s -- after Canibus threw an underhanded jab at LL while recording their duet "4, 3, 2, 1" ... the same track they performed last night during the reunion.
Sources tell us LL reached out to his former foe a few weeks ago to gauge the rappers interest ... and Canibus jumped at the chance to end their 17 year battle.
The two rappers hugged it out on stage afterward ... then the "NCIS: Los Angeles" star complimented Canibus' career -- even though it sounded a little backhanded.
Lil Wayne Will Fly the Coop
Over My Dead Body
12/14/2014 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Birdman is NOT letting Lil Wayne out of his recording contract, no matter how much he bitches.
Sources close to Birdman tell us ... he's deeply offended by Weezy's public rants ... claiming Birdman has tried to derail his career by refusing to release his new album. Weezy didn't mince words, tweeting, "I want off this label and nothing to do with these people."
Birdman is unmoved and vows to duke it out in court if necessary, because a contract is a contract.
As for the delay in dropping the album, we're told Birdman says there's lots of administrative work that goes into releasing a record, and Weezy is just a rapper, not a businessman, so what does he know?
Birdman still intends to release the album, but on his time, not Weezy's.
Wayne has thrown down the gauntlet, calling himself a prisoner of the Cash Money music mogul.
Terrence Howard's Ex-Wife
I Know You Got Money, Bitch ...
I Saw Your Contract!
12/12/2014 5:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Terrence Howard just got busted making too much cash ... according to his ex, who says even though he's getting big paychecks for a new TV show -- he still refuses to pay up the $500k he owes.
Michelle Howard says she filed a subpoena to get Terrence's contract for his new series "Empire" -- and found out he's making $125k per filmed episode. Then she went to imdb.com and found out he's shot 3 so far ... did the math ... and figured he's got a cool $375,000 to put toward his tab with her.
In the docs, Michelle says Terrence owes the cash to her, her attorneys, and also for late fees since he continues to stiff her. As we previously reported ... Terrence filed docs back in July, claiming he was broke as a joke and couldn't make the payments.
"Empire" debuts next year on FOX -- and obviously, at least one person will be watching. Very closely. With a calculator.
No Scars After Diddy Fight
12/12/2014 10:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Drake finally surfaced after the Diddy fight looking no worse for wear -- of course he waited almost 4 days to show his face in public.
Drake went on a shopping trip in Miami Thursday -- the first time we've seen his whole face since Diddy took a shot at him early Monday morning outside LIV Nightclub.
As we first told you ... Drake re-injured his shoulder during the scrap, and actually had to go to the ER. Looks like his mug fared much better.
for Sony Exec
12/12/2014 6:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Angelina Jolie could not give a better look of death to the Sony honcho who was part of a conversation in which Angie was trashed as an untalented, egomaniacal brat.
The "Unbroken" director came face-to-face Wednesday with Amy Pascal at an event Wednesday for women in Hollywood.
Angie was the subject of a now-famous leak ... during a time she was in a battle with head honchos over who would direct the movie, "Jobs."
The bad guy in the email conversation is not Amy but super-producer Scott Rudin, who called her "a minimally talented spoiled brat." He also said, "She's a camp event and a celebrity and that's all and the last thing anybody needs is to make a giant bomb with her that any fool could see coming."
You gotta admit ... Pascal has balls, and Angie clearly wants to cut them off.
So Over Chelsea Handler ...
And Headed to TLC
12/12/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Comedian Heather McDonald is teaming up with Margaret Cho for a new show with TLC ... this after our sources say she was completely blindsided by Chelsea Handler's move to Netflix.
According to our sources, McDonald -- a longtime fixture on "Chelsea Lately" -- and Cho are doing a show called "All About Sex" that will air Saturday nights. We're told their show will bust on the show airing before it ... "Sex Sent Me to the ER."
Our sources say McDonald was relieved to land the gig after she was given ZERO heads up from Handler that show was ending.
TLC has yet to announce the new show, but we're told it will premiere in January.
Lashes Out at Sony Exec for 'Whore' Snipe
'I Protect My Brand'
12/11/2014 1:16 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kevin Hart has come out swinging at the Sony exec who groused, "I'm not saying he's a whore, but he's a whore" ... saying he will NOT be taken advantage of by ignorant bosses.
Kevin was the subject of a Sony leak Wednesday ... when an email was leaked from Clint Culpepper who made the comment because Kevin wanted additional money for promoting the movie "Think Like a Man Too" on social media.
Kevin just fired back on Instagram, "I OWN MY BRAND ... I MAKE SMART DECISIONS FOR MY BRAND ... I PROTECT MY BRAND ... I will never allow myself to be taken advantage of."
Kevin takes a swipe at Culpepper, saying, "I'm able to brush ignorance off of my shoulder and continue to move forward."
And Kevin offers inspiration by saying, "Knowing your self worth is extremely important people ... i worked very hard to get where I am today."
Kevin talked about the leak on a Phoenix radio interview this morning, ironically while promoting a movie.
Ray J's Girlfriend
I Made a Mistake
Suicide Threat Was Wrong
12/11/2014 11:46 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ray J's girlfriend says she'd never kill herself ... and her recent threat was just a bad choice of words.
Princess Love says she clearly took things too far -- especially considering her friends Stephanie Moseley and Earl Hayes' murder-suicide.
Princess tells us her suicide scare Wednesday was triggered by an argument she and Ray J had over holiday plans. As TMZ previously reported, Ray J thought she was upset over a BET special he filmed with Karrueche Tran.
Princess tells us she and Ray J have reunited ... but we're guessing it's only a matter of time before things once again go south.
Warning All U Girls
Sugar Bear's Still a Cheater
12/11/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Mama June is back on the attack against Sugar Bear, claiming he's still on the prowl for women ... lots of them.
June vented on her personal Facebook page ... complaining she's taking all the heat for dating Mark McDaniel while SB is playing the victim when actually he's "a cheater and a big player."
She says Sugar Bear is trying to snare girls through Snapchat. She also admits she's rifled through his phone and found concrete proof he's on the hunt.
TMZ broke the story ... Mama June claimed she broke up with SB after she found he was trolling online dating sites. But then we found out she was dating the man who served time for molesting her daughter, and everything changed.
And get this ... Mama J thinks Sugar Bear is a lady killer, warning, "he has already scammed many girls on here to fell in love with them," adding, "so baby if u think u r his one in only u r wrong big time."
Don't hate the playa.
Infuriated With Drake
Months Before Punch
12/10/2014 9:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Diddy's assault on Drake Monday morning was months in the making ... because last June he told a packed nightclub in Miami that Drake stole his song ... and then played it as if it were his own.
Diddy was at Story Nightclub in Miami Beach ... performing with Mase. Diddy never mentioned Drake by name, but made it clear he was a thief.
It's interesting ... Diddy says he "gave" Drake the beat and then Drake stole it.
As we reported ... Diddy punched Drake hard Monday, warning him never to disrespect him again. Drake reinjured his shoulder and went to the ER.
Check out the pic Drake posted Wednesday from his hotel room, making it seem like he's okay.