Whitney Houston's son-in-law got his ass beaten by one of Whitney's nephews at a formal family gathering ... and it's all because of a long-simmering family feud ... TMZ has learned.
We're told Whitney's nephew, Gary Michael Houston, went nuclear on Bobbi Kristina's husband, Nick Gordon … allegedly SLAMMING him to the floor and pummeling his face -- accusing him of talking crap about the family.
Family sources tell us ... it all went down at a Sweet 16 party for Whitney's niece, Rayah. We're told it was a formal affair -- everyone in tuxes and long gowns -- but Nick showed up in a hoodie and knit cap and "lookin' like a thug."
Gary felt Gordon had insulted the family one too many times ... as soon as the party was over, he delivered the beat down. We're told it was a lopsided fight -- Nick didn't even get in a single punch.
The two are now sluggin' it out on Twitter. Gordon posted, "F*** all of em they've tried to fight me (Gary H) jealous ass n***a."
In response, Gary tweeted, "He still kind a sore from that last trip I sent him on smh .... I tried to tell him to buckle up lol."
Ex-'Housewives' Star Alex McCord
Sues Bedding Partner for $100 Mil
3/4/2014 9:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Former "Real Housewives of New York" star Alex McCord claims she got screwed under the sheets ... and the woman scorned is now out for REVENGE!
McCord and her husband are suing a woman who they claim stole their business right out from under them -- a business that makes a ridiculously expensive, Egyptian cotton bed and bath line.
McCord claims she created her very successful business -- called Aluxe -- with Vivian Douek ... and
things were going swimmingly. But then McCord claims Douek went rogue, secretly starting a competing business and ultimately stealing all the customers.
McCord says in her lawsuit Douek was so bold ... she even used the same Egyptian manufacturing company.
Short story -- McCord says she and her partners now have a business that's hanging by a thread count, claiming Aluxe has lost $100 MIL in sales this past year.
4:40 P.M. PST -- Douek's lawyer tells TMZ the lawsuit lacks merit and they plan to fight it in court.
Retreats After Suggesting
Diddy & Rick Ross Are Gay Lovers
3/3/2014 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
50 Cent raised the stakes in his beef with 3 rap heavyweights -- publicly insinuating Diddy, Rick Ross and former record exec Steve Stoute are gay together ... but he backed down minutes later.
The shots were fired Sunday -- Fiddy posted the 2 pics on Instagram, one showing a pink-shirted Stoute embracing a pink-shirted Diddy. The other shows Diddy and Rick Ross from an angle that makes it look like they're kissing.
Underneath, 50 wrote the caption, "I ain't saying nothing, but something ain't right. Lmao." He yanked the pics down a short time later.
The photos were the latest in 50's ongoing feuds with the rap titans -- Stoute recently appeared in a VH1 documentary about hip hop, in which he called 50 a has-been. 50's been feuding with Rick Ross and Diddy for years.
As for why he pulled the post ... 50 probably thought twice about starting a nuclear war.
Academy Award Nominee
Oscars are Run By
Old 'White Men' Who Take Bribes
3/1/2014 2:19 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Oscar nominee Julie Delpy has some pretty HUGE BALLS for a chick ... because the screenwriter just spanked the Academy hard -- saying it's just a bunch of crusty white dudes who take BRIBES for votes.
Delpy -- who's nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for "Before Midnight" with Ethan Hawke -- told So Film magazine via the Independent the awards are meaningless because voters are, "90% white men over 70 who need money."
"They haven't done anything in a long time," Delpy continued ... "You just need to give them two or three presents and they're in your pocket. It doesn't mean anything to me."
The actress also roasted the Weinstein brothers claiming they killed the independent movie scene ... and then dissed her own flicks, saying, "Every time I've become a part of the Hollywood mainstream, it's been crap! Let's be honest: 90% of movies made in Hollywood are crap."
Guess no one ever told her not to bite the hand that feeds you ... even if it's old, white and (allegedly) corrupt.
I Did to Canada
What Bieber Does to America!
3/1/2014 11:14 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
George Lopez says revenge is a dish best served drunk ... or at least something like that.
Lopez took the stage at Caesars Windsor Friday night in Canada -- just one day after getting arrested for public intoxication at the same hotel -- and candidly spoke about his arrest.
The comedian opened the show saying, "I just did in Windsor, what Justin Bieber does in America" ... then told the audience he took 52 shots before passing out in the bar of the hotel the night before.
One thing George makes very clear throughout his gig ... the arrest didn't cramp his style.
Eh, take that Canada!
I Forgave Oprah
For Calling Me a Misogynist
3/1/2014 7:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Snoop put Oprah on blast back in '08 for saying on her show he was prejudice against women. Snoop said he was pissed she didn't give him a chance to defend himself.
Apparently the two have put the past behind them ... because last night Snoopzilla posted the pic of him and O with Gayle King, proclaiming "Black history.'
Maybe they just liked his nails.
Bristol's Hijacking Our Son
3/1/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Levi Johnston is sick of Bristol Palin treating him like he doesn't exist -- claiming she's been traveling around the country with their son Tripp ... and he wants her held in contempt.
Levi just filed legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- asking the judge to order Bristol ... who's currently going to school in Arizona .. to return their son to Alaska STAT.
Levi claims Bristol up and took Tripp to Arizona in January -- and all he got was a text.
During their custody battle, Levi claims both parents were ordered to keep Tripp in Alaska unless they both agreed he could travel.
Sources close to Bristol tell us, Levi's just trying to start drama because she called him out last year for not paying child support -- he's known all along Bristol goes to school in Arizona. And, she says Levi never sees the kid anyway ... so his whining is ridiculous.
'Orange Is the New Black' Star
Forget Separation ...
Let's Skip Right to the Divorce
2/27/2014 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Orange Is the New Black" star Pablo Schreiber wants to rip off the band-aid -- demanding a straight up divorce ... after his estranged wife asked for a separation first.
TMZ broke the story ... Jessica Schreiber (a yoga instructor) filed for legal separation shortly before Christmas, citing irreconcilable differences. But Pablo -- who plays the corrupt drug-peddling corrections officer George Mendez on the show -- wants to skip the intermediary step.
It's gearing up to be an acrimonious split too -- as we reported, Jessica asked for full physical custody of their two sons (a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old).
Now Pablo -- Liev Schreiber's bro, btw -- is returning fire ... asking the court to block Jessica from getting spousal support. He also wants joint custody of their kids.
Interesting timing for Pablo to block a money grab -- Season 2 of OITNB is set to kick off shortly, which should mean more cash in his pockets.
Emphasis on his.
Wanderlei Silva Sucks
'He's the Worst Fighter in the UFC'
2/26/2014 3:44 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chael Sonnen says Wanderlei Silva is "the worst fighter in the UFC" ... and it's time for the guy to either sign a contract to fight or SHUT UP ... 'cause he's sick of waiting around.
Sonnen was at LAX this week when he blasted his "Ultimate Fighter: Brazil" rival -- who, according to Chael, has yet to sign his contract so they can finally get in the Octagon.
Chael and Silva were originally supposed to brawl at UFC 173 ... but the fight has since been pushed back ... and at this point, Sonnen isn't convinced it's ever going to happen.
Now, things are clearly getting personal -- with Chael telling us the guy straight up "sucks" at fighting.
It's getting nasty -- check out the clip.
HIT WITH RESTRAINING ORDER
Stay Away from Paparazzo!
2/26/2014 7:46 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Sam Worthington has just been smacked with a restraining order -- with a judge BARRING the "Avatar" actor from having any contact with the pap he allegedly attacked in NYC this weekend.
Worthington just appeared in an NYC courtroom to face charges stemming from the February 23 incident with photo Sheng Li ... when Sam allegedly punched the guy following an altercation with his GF Lara Bingle.
During the hearing, Sam was charged with two 2 counts of 3rd degree assault, 1 count of attempted assault, 1 count of harassment -- and faces a maximum of one year in jail if convicted.
But the most shocking part of the hearing -- the restraining order ... which specifically orders Sam to not contact Li in person, on the phone or through social media.
Worthington is due back in court on May 8th.
I Buried the Hatchet with McNabb
And I'm Still Jacked
2/26/2014 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The feud that divided the Eagles is officially OVER .... so says Terrell Owens who tells TMZ Sports he's buried the hatchet with Donovan McNabb ... ten years after they were at each other's throats.
T.O. was out in Venice to shoot a promo for a piece of workout equipment called "The Rack" -- dude's still frickin' ripped btw -- when we asked about the beef with his old QB.
FYI -- McNabb and Owens hated each other back in the day ... and famously went after each other in the media after losing the Super Bowl.
But the beef has been dying down in recent years ... and McNabb even considered attending an event that honored Owens in Philly earlier this month.
Despite the olive branch, T.O. couldn't help himself from taking one last shot at D.M. ... and it's all over soup. Check out the clip.
Child Support Case
I Make $1.25 Millon ... A MONTH
2/25/2014 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Marc Anthony may be 110 pounds wet ... but in the money department he's a world champ, because he's just acknowledged he rakes in $1.25 million every single month.
Anthony filed legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- in his nasty child support fight with ex-wife Dayanara Torres. The former Miss Universe wants her monthly support for their 2 sons upped from $13K a month to $113K a month.
Marc had to disclose his income, and his portfolio is impressive. He says he's worth $20.8 million ... of which $260K is in cash. And none of that is in stocks or bonds.
He says he's paying $18K a month in child support in other relationships ... we're guessing that's for the twins he had with Jennifer Lopez.
Dayanara has bitched in legal docs that she was forced to sell her home and live in a crappy, 1,200 square foot San Fernando Valley apartment while Jennifer Lopez was living high on the hog.
Marc Anthony responded in his own legal docs ... Dayanara is a piss poor money manager because she can afford way better than a hovel since he gives her $28,416 a month in spousal and child support.
She was especially ticked that Marc pleaded poverty during their divorce but the week it became final he bought JLo a $4 million ring.
Beverly Hills 'Housewives'
Two Wives on the Chopping Block
2/25/2014 1:02 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The fates are pretty much sealed for two cast members on "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" -- we're told producers are gunning to replace them next season ... because they're just not exciting enough.
Sources tell TMZ, there's a 95% chance Joyce Giraud and Carlton Gebbia won't be back for Season 5 -- they're just not involved enough in the series' story lines to justify their coveted spots in the cast.
We're told it became obvious Joyce and Carlton weren't jiving during the reunion show taping earlier this month -- all the other women had great chemistry ... and Joyce and Carlton were clearly outsiders.
But the feeling's not mutual -- at least for Carlton, who tells us, she'd love to return for Season 5 if she gets asked back.
Sources tell us, producers are already on the hunt for replacements ... you listening, Joanna?
A rep for Bravo had no comment.