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'Love and Hip Hop' Lawsuit

It's the THOT that Counts

3/21/2015 8:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0321-SUB-hazelebaby-masikakalysha-instagram-01"Love and Hip Hop" star Masika Tucker is up in lights on the Sunset Strip, and lots of people who see her now think she's a whore ... and that has has triggered a bitter lawsuit against her co-stars.

The whole brouhaha is over a couple of strip clubs. A guy named Sam Sharif owns Ace of Diamonds in Vegas and Metropolitan Nightclub in WeHo, which has an Ace of Diamonds night every Monday.

Sharif hired Masika to promote the WeHo AOD, and part of the promotion was a big, splashy billboard on the Strip. It didn't sit well with Masika's enemies, "Love and Hip Hop" stars Nikki and Marcelle Mudarris.

Nikki and Marcelle actually rent their WeHo building to AOD, so they were really pissed off when they saw Masika's billboard. When Sharif refused to take the billboard down, Nikki and Marcelle put another billboard up nearby, with Maskika's mugshot from 10 years ago with the word "T.H.O.T."

Sharif says that billboard has torpedoed his business because he was catering to high-end clients and now people thinks it's a sleazy club advertised by a whore. He also says people think he's a fraud and really doesn't own the club.

Money cures all, and Sharif is suing for a million bucks.

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'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' Star

Fight With Althea?

What Fight With Althea?

3/21/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Joseline Hernandez must not watch her own show -- which is the only explanation for her denying under oath she ever hit Althea Eaton.

Eaton is suing Hernandez over the insane reunion show brawl. During her deposition, Eaton's attorney asked Hernandez if she has any recollection of ever hitting Eaton. You gotta watch the video of the fight and then listen to her answers.  

So who are you gonna believe ... her or your lyin' eyes? 

Dr. Dre's Ex-Fiancée

He Gave Me Five Black Eyes!

3/20/2015 3:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


The ex-fiancée/baby mama of hip-hop legend Dr. Dre claims he used to beat her on the regular ... and gave out a laundry list of her injuries for the world to hear. 

Michel'le -- an R&B singer who now appears on the show "R&B Divas: Los Angeles" -- was a guest on "The Breakfast Club" Friday morning, when the topic turned to Dre.

She didn't hold back -- and while Michel'le's made similar allegations before ... this time she added details about scars and broken bones. 

We reached out to Dre's people ... they had no comment.

Michel'le was once married to Suge Knight, and has a daughter with him as well.

Aubrey O'Day

You're Gonna Love My New Pair ...

Danity's Dead to Me

3/20/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Aubrey O'Day is officially putting Danity Kane in her rear view mirror, and all it took was hooking up with another hot ... yet familiar blonde to form a new band. 

Sources close to Aubrey tell us she and ex DK'er Shannon Bex are moving on as a duo -- and it won't be a retread of their old music. We're told the new sound will be more like EDM than R&B or pop -- think Charli XCX and Tove Lo.

They'll also have an all new name, but they're not ready to unveil that yet.

If this one doesn't work out ... Aubrey can't blame Diddy.

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Elton John

Cracks Dolce & Gabbana Joke

Possible Peace Offering?

3/19/2015 8:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Elton John is taking on Dolce & Gabbana again, but instead of trashing the designers ... he's saying he loves them. However, it might be a giant backhanded compliment.  

Elton and D&G have been feuding ever since Dolce referred to children born by IVF as "synthetic babies" -- but during his show in Las Vegas, Sir Elton said his whole band is wearing their clothes.

Problem is ... he brought up Dolce & Gabbana while listing people who had changed the world.

Check out the clip ... Elton's either being sarcastic or he's decided to accept the olive branch D&G offered a couple days ago.

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Drake

I Hate My Movie But There's Zero Beef

... With J. Prince and Jas

3/17/2015 10:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0317-drake-jas-prince-j-prince-TMZ-GETTY-01There's a full scale mutiny behind Drake's feature film now -- just 2 days before it hits theaters -- because executive producers J. Prince and Jas are also discouraging fans from seeing it.

24 hours after Drizzy disavowed "Drake's Homecoming: The Lost Footage" ... the Rap-A-Lot Records honchos doubled down ... as Drake tweeted, "James Prince and I stand together on not supporting the Drake Homecoming footage in theaters. #protectingthefans"

Minutes later Jas showed his support for that statement by retweeting it.

Sources connected to the film tell us Drake wanted to make it clear he has no issues with the Prince family ... as many people thought after he torpedoed the movie Monday. 

As for the movie's release -- we're told it's full steam ahead, even though its star and producers are telling fans to watch at their own risk. 

The Princes aren't the only execs on the movie -- and sources close to the production tell us some of the others are pissed about Drake's attack. We're told there's already been talk about a possible lawsuit.

'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' Star

Fish and Fat People

Don't Talk to Tabloids

3/16/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Joseline Hernandez was attacked under oath when the lawyer representing a co-star who is suing her challenged this premise: If your picture's in a magazine, that means you gave an interview.

Joseline is being sued by Althea Eaton, who claims Joseline beat the crap out of her during the reunion show. During her deposition, Joseline accused Althea of doing an interview with "Hip Hop Weekly" ... the magazine did an unflattering story referring to Joseline as a "crack whore."

Joseline said it was obvious Althea dished the dirt because her pic was on the cover. Althea's lawyer then asked 2 questions:

-- Have you ever heard of Field & Stream?
-- Have you ever seen the National Enquirer show pictures of fat people?

Ms. Hernandez's interpretation is hilarious. You gotta watch the video. 

Bobbi Kristina's Aunt

Nick's 'Guilty'

And Pat Houston's Loathsome

3/15/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Bobbi Kristina's aunt, Leolah Brown, claims Nick Gordon is responsible for Bobbi Kristina's dire medical state, and she blames someone else ... Pat Houston.

Leolah has harsh words for Nick, claiming she has knowledge of what he did to his girlfriend and calling him "guilty."

But Leolah rails on Pat, saying she's a phony whom Whitney never liked, and she forced a fragile Bobbi Kristina to do a reality show on the heels of her mom's death, which emotionally wrecked her.

Watch the video ... it leaves no doubt of family warfare.

Pam Anderson

Sam Simon's $800K Gift Enrages Family

She's Banned from Private Funeral

3/14/2015 1:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0314-pam-anderson-sam-simonPamela Anderson got a lavish gift from Sam Simon just weeks before he died, and ironically the show of affection is the very thing that has made her persona non grata at his private funeral.

Pam and Sam have been tight for years.  We're told a couple of weeks before the co-creator of "The Simpsons" succumbed to Colon Cancer, he gave her a ring worth around $800,000.

Sources who were close to Sam tell us his family was infuriated and felt Pam took advantage of a weak man and should never have accepted the gift.  

We're told they have specifically decided to exclude her from Tuesday's private service. 

We tried reaching Pam for comment.  So far no word back.

Lil Wayne

Buries Hatchet with DJ

After On Stage Meltdown

3/14/2015 7:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0312-lil-wayne-dj-tmz-instagramLil Wayne has decided to forgive and forget after he hurled his mic on stage and stormed off in the middle of a concert, after his DJ screwed up.

Wayne went nuclear at a college concert this week after DJ 4our 5ive played the wrong version of "I'm in Love with the Coco." 4our 5ive played the version with O.T. Genasis ... he was supposed to play the track and Wayne would then sing his version, trashing Cash Money.

We're told Wayne was livid at 4our 5ive, and not just because of the "Coco" screw up. Wayne says he also had messed up the order of songs and played Coco prematurely -- it was supposed to be the final tune. 

The Henry Kissinger of Rap, Mack Mayne, brokered a peace accord Friday night between Wanye and his DJ of 8 years. Mayne convinced Wayne his DJ was just one of several people who screwed up.

So 4our 5ive will appear with Wayne Saturday night in Austin at SXSW.

Happy ending.

Kyle Richards

When Real Housewives Wine

... It's Real, Bitch

3/14/2015 7:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kyle Richards is calling BS on some people in the TMZ newsroom who believe the whole wine-glass throwing scene on "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" was fake.

Kyle and hubby Mauricio were leaving Mr. Chow in Bev Hills when our photog asked if it was one of those breakaway glasses ... because we thought the whole thing was staged.

Kyle was pretty convincing it was the real deal when her Lisa Rinna hurled the glass at her sister Kim.

And speaking of Kim, Kyle makes it pretty clear they're on the outs.  And listen closely when Mauricio chimes in ... sounds like he couldn't be happier.

John Madden

Blasts Will Ferrell

MLB Stunt Was a Travesty

3/13/2015 10:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

BOOM!!!!

John Madden just WENT OFF on Will Ferrell -- ripping the guy over his MLB Spring Training stunt ... saying it was disrespectful and insulting to the game of baseball ... and yes, he's being serious. 

The NFL legend called in to KCBS Morning Newswatch right before Ferrell took the field with 10 MLB teams in Arizona yesterday ... and essentially said the stunt robbed real players of REAL opportunities and made a mockery of the game. 

"I hate it," Madden said of the stunt ... "That's a lack of respect for the game and for what players have to do to get where they are."

Unclear if Madden knew Ferrell's antics were part of a charity fundraiser that helped to benefit multiple cancer organizations. 

Still, probably shouldn't count on a Madden cameo in Ferrell's next flick. 

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'Love & Hip Hop' Star

The Only Thing Fake About the Show Is ...

Joseline's Boobs!!!

3/13/2015 6:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" star Sincere Show is towing the party line -- despite what Joseline Hernandez says -- everything on the show is real, except for maybe one or two things.

Sincere was out Thursday night at Supperclub LA when we asked him about the "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star's deposition, in which she swore the show was scripted

Sincere was quick to defend the franchise, saying everything that goes on is 100% real. Then he took a shot at Joseline for being the one who might be fake ... and he wasn't talking about her personality.

He might have a point ...

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