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Mariah Carey

Fires Back at Publicist

I Dumped You First!!!

4/10/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Mariah Carey insists her publicist didn't quit her ... she canned the publicist.

TMZ obtained a letter which Mariah claims she wrote to famed publicist Cindi Berger, who has repped the singer for 15 years.

Mariah says in the letter, "I've done a lot of soul-searching this past year ... and I found myself asking if I was truly employing a healthy perspective (not to sound too Oprah about it all :)."

The singer goes on, "So I think it's time for us to take a break Cindi," saying she wants to "bring a fresh approach to this new phase in my career."

We reached out to Cindi Berger's office, and they say they never received the letter ... ever. Sources connected with the publicist say she's the one who decided to end the relationship with Mariah.

Things have gotten bitter fast. Mariah ended her letter by offering to put an ad in one of the Hollywood trade magazines honoring Cindi for winning a "Women of Power" award. Mariah's new manager, Stella Bulochnikov, tells us, they're pissed at Cindi because they think she leaked the story she quit Mariah, so they're not going forward with the ad.

"Love & Hip Hop" got nothin' on them. 

Big Sean

I Never Threatened Justin Bieber

... That Tweet Is a Fake!

4/9/2015 9:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0409-bieber-grande-sean-tmz-01The Big Sean/Justin Bieber feud is over before it even started ... or more accurately ... it never existed in the first place.  

A rep for Big Sean tells TMZ the tweet going around in which Sean threatened Bieber for laying hands on Ariana Grande during a concert ... is a fake.

We're told Justin and Sean are good friends  ... and that he and Ariana are just fine. 

Another tweet of Sean's -- "so many times in my life I wish I could of been at 2 places at once" -- also sounded like it was about Bieber ... but we're told it had nothing to do with JB, and Sean just misses friends and family while on the road.

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Big Sean to Justin Bieber

Hands Off Ariana

... Or Else!!!

4/9/2015 6:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

update_graphic_red_bar9:45 AM PT -- Big Sean just weighed in again, and tells TMZ ... someone, other than Bieber, pulled a fast one on him.update_grey_gray_barJustin Bieber got a little handsy with Ariana Grande during a performance Wednesday night ... much to the dismay of her boyfriend Big Sean, who went on Twitter and threatened him.

Bieber made a surprise appearance at Grande's concert at the Forum in L.A. Wednesday, where the two performed "As Long As You Love Me." Toward the end of the song, Justin calls her over, tells her to stand in front of him ... and throws his arms around her. 

It's pretty apparent ... Ariana's not having it and she quickly disentangles.  

But apparently not quick enough for Big Sean, who was in Canada -- and caught wind of Bieber's antics through social media. He tweeted (and later deleted), "This kid is about to learn not to touch my girl like that. Beliebe that."

0409-big-sean-tweetBieber himself, oblivious to the ruckus he caused, tweeted after the show, "Love the stage. Thanks for having me @ArianaGrande and thanks LA. Gotta tour again soon :)"

Scott Steiner

I Didn't Threaten Hulk Hogan

... But I Still Hate Him

4/8/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0407-scott-steiner-wiki-01Scott Steiner is calling BS on Hulk Hogan -- claiming he never threatened to kill the guy before WrestleMania ... and says Hulk's just acting like a scared little bitch. 

We broke the story ... Steiner is under investigation over a March 26th encounter with Hulk's wife Jennifer -- when she claims Steiner grabbed her at the San Jose airport and told her he was going to kill Hogan. Jennifer and Hulk filed a report with police the next day. 

"I'm not going to dignify [Hogan's] lies," Steiner said ... "I didn't put my hands on her."

Steiner says he did approach Jennifer that day -- but only to talk some serious smack about Hulk introducing "Macho Man" Randy Savage at his WWE Hall of Fame ceremony.

"I told her Hulk introducing 'Macho Man' into the Hall of Fame is bullsh*t ... He hated him. Everyone knew that."

Steiner says there were cops nearby during the airport incident -- "So if she felt her life was threatened, why didn't she talk to the cops?" 

As far as the investigation goes, Steiner says he has NOT yet been contacted by police. 

He did have one final thought -- "It's not my fault Hulk Hogan is afraid of me."

Ouch. 

Mischa Barton

My Mother's a Financial Vampire

... She's Sucking Me Dry

4/7/2015 3:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Mischa Barton's mother/manager pocketed a chunk of her daughter's salary from a movie -- and even kicked Mischa out of her own Beverly Hills mansion ... according to a new lawsuit.

Mischa filed the suit against her mom, Nuala Barton ... claiming she's a "greedy stage mother posing as a talent manager" ... and says she lied to Mischa about her income on a film called "The Hoarder." In the docs, Mischa says Nuala told her she was being paid a certain amount ... but eventually found out from the production company her salary was higher than that number. 

She says Nuala took the difference for herself ... and also took a 10% management fee. She doesn't mention specific numbers in the lawsuit. 

Mischa says mommie dearest also used her name to pimp out a handbag line and to open a Mischa Barton fashion boutique in London -- all of which might have been great if Mischa got a dime from any of it. She says Nuala kept all the profits for herself.

As for Mischa's home -- she says her mother rigged the paperwork to give herself co-ownership of the 8 bedroom, 11 bath mansion. According to the suit, Nuala even took out loans against the property -- and then kicked her out of her own home. She says her mom and dad are now "comfortably" entrenched in the mansion. 

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The suit gets particularly nasty ... with Mischa stating her parents "sit back expecting their daughter's hard work and dedication to her craft to support their lifestyle." She adds neither of them has had a job, outside of Mischa Inc., in over a decade.

Interestingly, Mischa didn't sue Dad, but that's probably only because he's not her manager.

Lil Wayne & Drake Love Triangle

I Boned Ya Both ...

And I Know Who's Better

4/7/2015 10:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The woman who made Eskimo buddies out of Drake and Lil' Wayne says she knows what's up, and she's ready to say which one's the better banger. 

Tammy Torres told our photog, the story Weezy's shopping around about her doing Drake the day before Weezy hooked up with her is full of holes. She's not denying the basics, but she made it clear one's better than the other.

Tammy says she's been out of the country (apparently somewhere without Internet), but if Wayne decides to go forward with his tell-all book, she'll be ready to tell her side. 

Scott Steiner

Allegedly Threatened to Kill Hulk Hogan

... Cops Investigating

4/7/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Scott Steiner Threatened To Kill Hulk HoganWhatcha gonna do brother, when a former wrestling star (allegedly) threatens to KILL YOU!?

Well, if you're Hulk Hogan -- you call the cops ... because that's exactly what happened during an alleged incident in San Jose involving Hulk's former wrestling ally Scott Steiner

Here's what we know ... Hulk's wife Jennifer flew into San Jose for WrestleMania on March 26th -- and claims Steiner grabbed her at baggage claim and said he plans to "kill Terry" [Hulk's real name] as soon as he lands. 

Sources close to the Hogans tell us ... Jennifer didn't recognize Steiner and called Hulk immediately -- who took the next flight into S.J. and went with her to file a police report early the next morning. 

We're told cops are now investigating Steiner for "felony terrorist threats" -- and so far, officials have already gathered airport surveillance video which we're told shows Steiner confronting Jennifer.   

As for Steiner, he's been very public about his dislike of Hogan for years -- and blames him for the demise of WCW wrestling ... where Scott and Hulk were allies in the NWO.

We reached out to Steiner for comment -- who told us, "Typical Hogan. He's just a punk."

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Chris Brown

Baby Mama's BF ... Step Aside Breezy

I'll Parent Royalty

4/6/2015 12:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Chris Brown Baby Mama BoyfriendThe boyfriend of Chris Brown's baby mama is hitting Chris where it hurts most ... fatherhood.

King Ba dumped Nia Guzman after he learned her 9-month-old baby was fathered by Brown. But we've learned they're back together, and Ba is treating Royalty like his own.

He's posted pics of the two of them, saying, "Been a Dad Still a Dad... Minus All the Nonsense That Been Going On We Still Kick It." He seems to be saying he acted like Royalty's dad before he learned Chris was the biological father, and now he's over technicalities and is stepping in as a parent.

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Ba and Nia had an Easter celebration with Royalty and her older kid, so it looks like Ba is backing up his intentions with actions.

As for Chris ... he's far, far away in Africa.

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Amber and Wiz

Snuggin' with the Easter Bunny!

4/6/2015 7:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose hated each other just weeks ago, but now they're celebrating together with the Easter bunny.

Wiz, Amber and 2-year-old Sebastian arrived in the same ride for Tamar Braxton's big Easter party in Calabasas.  

People at the party tell us ... Wiz and Amber were affectionate with each other -- at times hugging -- and very playful. At times they walked away from the crowd to spend time with each other.

This is a big deal because on Thursday Amber posted on Instagram that she prays, dreams and hopes she gets back with Wiz.  

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Damon Dash

Ex-Wife Pulled a Knife On Me

And Jacked $20k in Bling

4/3/2015 3:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Damon Dash's not about to give up custody of his daughters to an ex-wife he claims drove drunk with one of the girls, stole diamonds from him, and threatened to cut him with a knife. 

Jay Z's ex Roc-a-Fella partner filed docs demanding full custody of 15-year-old Ava and 6-year-old Tallulah -- and laid out some terrifying allegations about the girls' mother Rachel Roy.

In the docs, Dash says Roy threatend his life on several occasions -- once by throwing plates at him, and also by pulling a knife on him. He says sometimes the threats came in front of little Tallulah.

Dash paints a "Mommie Dearest" image of Roy -- saying he witnessed her driving drunk with Tallulah in the car -- and adds he's heard heated arguments between Ava and her mom ... where they call each other "bitch" and get physical.  

Roy's also one helluva a jewel thief, according to Dash. In the docs, he says she stole 2 diamond chains -- worth $10k each -- and a suitcase. Not your Samsonite either ... it's a Bottega Veneta worth $5k!

And Dash says he's been blacklisted at Tallulah's fancy L.A. private school, Buckley ... because Roy told the school he's not allowed to see or pick up their daughter. 

As we previously reported ... Roy accused Damon of being an unfit Dad for a slew of reasons. She filed for a restraining order, which was granted.  

Rob Kardashian

Rolling Out and About Again

3/30/2015 10:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Rob Kardashian DrivingRob Kardashian -- who hasn't been seen for months -- emerged from his Calabasas home this weekend to run a few errands with friends.

It's hard to get a good look, but what you see is clear ... he looks about the same. 

Rob famously went into seclusion before Kim Kardashian's wedding to Kanye West, partially due to self-image problems over his weight.

Having barely been seen or heard since, Rob did make a cameo on social media recently ... to trash his sister Kim.

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Blac Chyna

Hey Kylie, Watch and Learn

3/30/2015 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kylie Jenner may have had the last word in her watch-off with Blac Chyna, but Ms. Chyna is letting her arm do the talking.

You'll recall ... the 2 girls played the game, "Tyga loves me more" last week when Blac Chyna posted a pic of an expensive watch Tyga had given her back in the day, and then Kylie posted her watch -- almost identical to Blac Chyna's -- with the word, "Currently."

We got Blac Chyna cruising out of the Montage in Bev Hills Sunday night, and while she said nothing about the watch, she actually said a lot.

Amber Rose & Wiz Khalifa

We're Burying the Hatchet

For the Sake of Our Kid

3/29/2015 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Amber Rose Wiz Khalifa RelationshipAmber Rose and Wiz Khalifa have called a truce in their custody war ... and they've agreed to co-parent their son ... TMZ has learned. 

You'll recall Amber and Wiz were at each other's throats, each calling the other a horrible parent and unfit to care for their 2-year-old son Sebastian.

But a song changed Amber's tune. She heard Wiz's new song, "See You Again," which appears on the "Furious 7" soundtrack. We're told here's what got to her:

How could we not talk about family when family's all that we got?
Everything I went through you were standing there by my side
And now you gonna be with me for the last ride

Our sources say Wiz asked Amber to listen to the song, and after she heard it she tearfully called him back and they agreed to work as parents to care for Sebastian.

Baby steps.

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