The dogfight over Casey Kasem's estate is now going to court -- his kids are waging war with his widow over a $2 million life insurance policy.
MetLife actually filed the lawsuit ... telling the judge it's stumped. Both Jean Kasem and Casey's 3 kids have laid claim to the loot and the insurance company doesn't want to make the wrong decision and then have to pay out twice. So MetLife wants a judge to decide who gets the money.
Casey's kids hired a lawyer who fired off a letter to MetLife saying Jean essentially killed Casey by neglecting his care, which resulted in fatal bedsores and dehydration. The kids say someone who causes someone else's death can't inherit their money.
Casey's kids said when he was alive that the feud was not about money. It's always about money, right?
Paging Dr. Luke ...
Report to Gynecology, STAT!
10/31/2014 7:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lily Allen pulled no punches for Halloween -- taking a direct shot at Dr. Luke and the sexual assault allegations Kesha has made against him ... all in the name of her costume.
Lily was sporting scrubs and a name tag that said "Dr. Luke" from the Gynecology Dept. when she showed up at Kate Hudson's Halloween bash Thursday night in L.A.
Lily and Kesha go way back, so it's possible this is Lily's way of supporting her friend.
Halloween -- making alleged sexual assaults fashionable since ... forever.
Sorry Gloria ...
This Split Ain't Amicable
10/30/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Our sources tell us ... Matt was the one who called things off with the "Basketball Wives" star -- and he's still upset and hurt about the things that led up to the split.
The Matt Barnes and Gloria Govan break-up isn't as friendly and happy and cheery as she says it is ... this according to sources close to Matt, who tell us this thing is pretty damn far from amicable.
As we previously reported, Matt believed there were major "trust issues" in the relationship -- and now we know reconciliation is the last thing on his mind.
Meantime, Gloria insists the two are working things out -- and have a "dope" relationship and are working together to co-parent their twin sons.
We're told that Matt is 100% committed to the children -- he just has issues with their mother.
'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta'
Producers Take Sides
FIRE 2 Castmates
10/29/2014 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Benzino and fiancee Althea Eaton think "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" should air on Animal Planet ... because they think producers are making them scapegoats.
Production sources tell us the couple was given the boot Wednesday AM ... with no explanation.
Benzino says it's obvious he and Althea are being blamed for the fight between them and castmates Joseline Hernandez and Stevie J ... a brawl that proved irresistible for other cast members.
TMZ broke the story ... Althea sued Joseline, claiming she started the fight while she was high on crack.
Although Althea got her ass whooped ... producers sided with Joseline, even though other castmates felt Joseline should have gotten the boot.
VH1 wouldn't comment, but it's pretty obvious. Joseline's better TV, and that trumps everything.
'Baywatch' Star & 'Bachelor' Creator
In Epic Malibu, Fake Dog Feud
10/28/2014 3:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former "Baywatch" star David Charvet is in an epic neighborhood feud with "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" producer and "Bachelor" creator Mike Fleiss ... claiming Fleiss is terrorizing him and his family with threats of violence and sounds of howling dogs.
Charvet just asked a judge for a restraining order, claiming his Malibu neighbor Fleiss is pointing speakers at Charvet's property and blasts sounds of "barking, crying and howling dogs at 3 AM, 5:45 AM, 6:30 AM, 11 AM, 9:30 PM and 11 PM."
Charvet also says when Fleiss sees him on foot he revs up his car engine, making it appear he's gunning to run Charvet over.
And Charvet -- who is married to Brooke Burke -- says Fleiss taunted him back in April and claimed HE was the reason she was fired from "Dancing with the Stars."
Charvet was shut down in his bid for a restraining order. The judge decided the harassment wasn't annoying enough.
Uncle Poodle and Pumpkin
Fight it Out
Over Child Molester
10/28/2014 4:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mama June's daughter is staying firm with her mom, and attacking Uncle Poodle ... claiming he doesn't care about their family ... all he's trying to do is make a buck.
14-year-old Pumpkin went wild last night ... posting on Instagram a rant that Poodle is spreading false stories about her family ... specifically June's relationship with convicted child molester Mark McDaniel.
But Poodle fired right back ... saying, "The girls will be just fine. They are upset now and will understand the gravity of the situation. All I can do is love them unconditionally regardless of how they currently feel."
It appears June and the kids are upset TLC cancelled "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" after TMZ broke the story ... but Poodle is saying the show isn't as important as the welfare of the children.
Pumpkin says Uncle Poodle has been awful, telling her he hopes June dies a slow painful death from cancer.
I Want No Part
of Iggy Azalea Either!
10/27/2014 6:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
If Iggy Azalea doesn't want to record a song with Snoop Dogg, then Snoop really REALLY doesn't want to work with Iggy ... but he used much harsher words to get his point across.
You'll recall ... our photog asked Iggy about working with Snoop last week and she gave a clear, but somewhat polite, response ... that meant "no thanks."
But Sunday at LAX, when asked the same question, Snoop made his opinion of Iggy known ... but he quoted a Big Sean lyric to get his point across ... very NSFW.
Someone get T.I. on the phone ... STAT.
Slammed by Deadmau5
And It Screams of Haterade!
10/24/2014 9:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Deadmau5 -- one of the biggest DJs in the EDM world -- just threw major shade at Paris Hilton ... calling her a phony artist. But in reality, the dude just looks like a hater.
The popular DJ took to his blog to put Paris on blast ... claiming she's an amateur who has no place performing in the same venues as him and his peers -- and it's insulting she would try.
Deadmau5 compares it to the racing circuit ... adding, "if i just showed up one day… dated a driver, then hopped on the circuit the following week “just coz i can” ? god… even i know my f***** limits."
Now seriously ... saying that getting behind a turntable is the same as getting behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car ... he's kidding, right?
Deadmau5 adds, "Here's what you actually are to everyone who knows better.. ticket sales. nothing more."
But wait ... if she's selling a lot of tickets ... and audiences are showing up to see what she's doing ... what is he so mad about?!
Paris responded shortly after ... tweeting, "I find it hilarious when others try to badmouth me in order to get attention. Sorry that I'm #Killingit while doing what I love & live for."
I Would NEVER
Make a Song with Snoop
10/24/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Iggy Azalea might have settled her beef with Snoop Dogg, but she will NOT make music with the famous rapper.
Iggy was making her way through LAX Thursday night, when our photog wanted to know ... now that the feud is quashed, would they ever collaborate.
Iggy didn't hold back ... making it clear it's slim to none.
And slim just left town.
Bravo Star Melyssa Ford
Still In Major Pain
After Bottle Blow To Head
10/24/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Blood, Sweat & Heels" star Melyssa Ford showed off the nasty head wound she got when a cast member smashed her with a bottle, and based on this video -- this was no fake reality TV fight.
Ford was being wheeled into Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC on Thursday ... where she's still getting treatment for head and foot wounds after Geneva Thomas allegedly attacked her while taping this week.
As we reported ... Geneva was arrested and booked for felony assault.
Ford sounds confused about what caused the attack, clearly still woozy 2 days after the brawl.
There's a Right & a Wrong
Way To F*** with a Kardashian
10/23/2014 6:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ray J called out Tyga in a big way ... saying he's crossed the line messing with Kylie Jenner.
Ray and Princess Love were leaving Warwick in Hollywood Wednesday night when they announced their allegiance to Blac Chyna.
But the best part ... Mr. J explains the right and wrong way to cavort with a Kardashian.
He should know ... he's made millions off it.
Mark Wahlberg's Wife
Ripped by 'Cancer' Patient
In Parking Spot War [VIDEO]
10/22/2014 7:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mark Wahlberg's wife got into a bizarre war over a Beverly Hills parking spot -- and her rival even played the cancer card to shame her ... but you gotta see the twist because we're not sure who's in the wrong.
The driver of a black SUV went off on Rhea Durham ... claiming Mark's wife swooped in and stole a curbside parking spot out from under her. Once Rhea walked away, the woman told our camera guy she's a breast cancer patient, and she was trying to get to her doctor for a chemo treatment.
Watch ... the sob story does make Rhea look heartless -- until we find out why the driver was REALLY there. Let's just say it turns out she wasn't going to the doctor at that moment ... and her sympathy points are shaky at best.
Still, IF Rhea really stole the spot (there's no video proof) -- major faux pas.
Squashes Beef with Spike Lee
But Fires One Last Shot!
10/21/2014 6:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The war may be over -- but NY Knicks superfan Michael Rapaport couldn't help but take one last shot at Spike Lee ... and it was pretty hilarious.
Lee and Rapaport had been feuding for months over how to fix the problems in New York City -- Rapaport called Lee a "s**t stain" and Lee said Michael was "stupid."
But Michael recently told HuffPost Live they spoke on the phone and squashed the beef for good.
In fact, when we saw Michael out in NYC Monday ... he was PRAISING Spike as the biggest Knicks fan in the world -- even bigger than he is -- but dropped one last zinger at the famous director.
All in good fun though ... right?