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Chris Brown

Battle Over Royalty's Birth Certificate

4/25/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Chris Brown is real upset he's not getting credit where it matters ... on his daughter's birth certificate.

Sources connected to Brown tell us, he found out recently the "father" on baby Royalty's birth certificate is listed as Brazil Riesling, aka King Ba.  

TMZ broke the story, 8 months after Royalty was born, DNA tests revealed Chris was the papa.

He's trying to establish a relationship with his daughter -- even trying to get baby mama Nia Guzman to move to L.A. -- but his efforts have been thwarted by Ba, who still considers himself the dad. Ba, who is still with Nia, has been taunting Chris with pics of himself and the baby.

Chris now has his lawyer in the act, negotiating with Nia and Ba to change the birth certificate to list him as the biological father.  If push comes to shove, it will end up before a judge.

Kris Jenner

Sued Over Wild Kendall BDay Party

... With Strippers!

4/24/2015 3:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kris Jenner allegedly swindled a homeowner who thought he was renting his home to her for a small, demure dinner party, when it was really a wild bash with loud music, a stripper and a hundred hormonal teens. 

Gabriel Fedida claims in a new lawsuit Kris and her realtor made a deal to rent the Hollywood Hills house for $10k for a 15 person dinner party. Fedida says to his horror Kris used his home as the backdrop to celebrate Kendall's 19th birthday, with 100 of her closest friends.

Fedida says there was ear-shattering music, general rowdiness and strippers!  

When the dust settled, Fedida says there was $101,450 in damage. He says the house is now out of commission, so with lost rent he wants $150k. 

We reached out to the Kardashian camp ...  so far no word back.

Justin Bieber

Settlement Reached

In Photog Heist Case

4/24/2015 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Justin Bieber played Miami nice with the photog who sued him over a scrap with his bodyguard -- they've reached a settlement agreement.

As you may recall ... Jeffrey Binion claimed Biebs ordered his hired muscle to beat him up and steal his camera's memory card.

The suit got a lot of attention after Bieber's videotaped deposition was leaked to TMZ.  Bieber had a fit when the photog's lawyer asked him about  then-GF, Selena Gomez.

The terms of the settlement are sealed.

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Damon Dash Sues Ex-Wife

You Take My Kids ...

I Take You to Court for Millions

4/24/2015 9:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0424-damon-dash-rachel-ray-tmz-getty-02Screw a pound of flesh ... Damon Dash wants $2.5 MILLION in revenge on his ex-wife Rachel Roy.

Dash is suing Rachel for a slew of corporate crimes related to Royale Etenia LLC and Topson Downs -- 2 fashion companies they started together. In the docs, obtained by TMZ ... Dash accuses Roy of breach of contract and interfering with cash distributions due to him.

In layman's terms ... he's not getting paid for the biz. In pimp terms ... bitch better have my money.

Dash's lawsuit was filed on Thursday ... 3 days after he lost custody of their 2 daughters to Rachel -- who claims he's a bad influence on the girls.

'Iron Man'

One Good Suit Deserves Another

4/24/2015 6:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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's  "Iron Man" suit was a shameless copy, kind of like a designer ripping off a Vera Wang wedding dress ... so claim 2 guys who now say Marvel and Disney jacked their suit. 

Artists Ben and Ray Lai claim in a new lawsuit they came up with a design in 2001 depicting a "futuristic, armored, and weaponized" body suit and featured it in their "Radix" comic book.

The following year they say Marvel hired them to work on various comics.  

The Lai's point out ... the original "Iron Man" suits from the comics -- created in 1963 -- were simple spandex that had minimal armor. But fast forward to 2008, when the first "Iron Man" movie was released ... they say Robert Downey. Jr.'s suit was a dead ringer for theirs.

And they say to add insult to injury, Marvel used almost the exact same pose from their book for the "Iron Man" 2 and 3 posters.

They're suing Marvel, Disney and others ... and they want all profits attributable to their design.

'American Horror Story' Star

Seriously Injured in Drunk Driver Crash

4/23/2015 10:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0423_dalton_gray_drunk_driver_injuries_launchDalton Gray -- the actor who played Master Mike on "American Horror Story: Freak Show" -- was nearly blinded after an alleged drunk driver plowed into a car he was riding in last weekend.

According to his rep, Dalton -- who also played young Harry in "Dumb and Dumber To" -- was a passenger in his friend's car late Saturday night in Katy, Texas ... when another vehicle t-boned them. 17-year-old Dalton shattered his hip/pelvis and his femur. He also suffered horrific cuts to his face, and some serious eye trauma.

The damage was so bad, doctors had to reconstruct the right side of his face and remove glass from his eye but we're told his vision will recover. Police arrested the alleged drunk driver and as of now, he's currently still in jail.

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Gray is the 2nd AHS cast member to be struck by a car in the last few months. Ben Woolf was struck by an SUV while crossing a street in February ... and eventually died from his injuries.

Jerry Heller

Suge Knight's Getting His Comeuppance and ...

Eazy-E's Loving It!

4/23/2015 9:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Never would've pegged Jerry Heller as a John Lennon fan -- but the ex rap mogul says Suge Knight's murder case is absolutely a case of instant karma.

Heller and Suge's famous rivalry goes back decades ... to when Knight allegedly forced Heller's client Eazy-E to sign over the rights to Dr. Dre.

So Heller didn't pull any punches last night outside Craig's when we asked him about Suge's murder trial. He even compared Suge's arrest to O.J. Simpson's ... calling it "payback time."

As for the upcoming NWA movie, Heller's still angry he wasn't consulted, but says he'll be watching very closely ... with someone special. This is gonna get interesting ...

WNBA's Brittney Griner & Fiancee

Arrested for Assault

Allegedly Attacked Each Other [Update]

4/23/2015 7:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar9:06 AM PT -- According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, Brittney told cops the two had been fighting for days and were having serious "relationship issues."

As for the specific incident, cops say there were several people at the home when Brit and Glory began to argue -- and the fight turned physical. 

Cops say Brittney admitted to throwing a dog bowl at the wall -- and then the two began fighting.

Glory's sister eventually called police because people "couldn't get them pulled apart" and she didn't want anyone to get hurt.

When cops arrived, officers say Brittney had several cuts -- and a bite wound. Glory was bleeding from the lip.

The WNBA says it's actively investigating the incident. update-grey-gray-barWNBA superstar Brittney Griner -- and her WNBA star fiancee Glory Johnson -- were both arrested for allegedly attacking each other in Phoenix yesterday ... TMZ Sports has learned.  

Law enforcement sources tell us cops were called to Griner's home around 4:30 PM on Wednesday -- after receiving a call about a domestic dispute between the two women. 

When cops arrived, we're told officers observed "minor physical injuries" on both Brittney and Glory. 

Both women were arrested and booked by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office for assault and disorderly conduct. Griner and Johnson were released around 4 AM on Thursday. 

Griner plays for the Phoenix Mercury.

The two got engaged last August and had been planning to get married next month in Phoenix. No word if the wedding is still on. 

Glory and Brittney had been gushing about each other on social media in the days before the arrest.

In fact, Brit posted a pic of the two kissing on Tuesday with the caption: "EveryDay Every Second! I fall for you like I fell way back before I had the nerves to even approach you! My Queen My Rock My Universe!"

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Darius McCrary

Busted for Taking Son Too Long

Warrant Costs Him $15k

4/23/2015 8:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0423-darius-mccrary-tmz-01Darius McCrary should just leave a credit card on file with the Michigan court system -- he just paid dearly again ... this time for allegedly keeping his son too long on a Spring Break trip.

A bench warrant was issued for McCrary last week after baby mama Elizabeth Alanoly filed an emergency motion claiming McCrary didn't return their kid on time.  

According to court records, McCrary had to post a $15,000 bond to clear the warrant. We're told their 7-year-old son is back with Mom now.

Darius had to pay $5,500 just last month to Alanoly for back child support.

We've reached out to Darius' reps ... but no word back.

Michelle Rodriguez

'Furious 7' Stunt Crew

Should All Be Represented in Credits

4/23/2015 6:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Michelle Rodriguez is taking up the cause of the people who make her look good on camera … saying the stunt crew of "Furious 7" needs to have their names in the credits ... so they can get work. 

Rodriguez was leaving The Nice Guy Wednesday night in WeHo when our photog asked about a story TMZ broke … 25 members of the second unit on the film -- who are responsible for several key sequences -- got left out of the credits

M-Rod, said she didn't know if the story is legit, but if it is they have reason to be pissed off, because credits are the key to getting gigs. But Michelle cautioned, some people claiming to co-stunt aren't legit.

Debbie Evans, who does Michelle's stunts, complained on TMZ Live Wednesday that the 25 stunt people were wrongly left out.

Chris Brown

Here's a Few Pennies, Beat It!!

Settles B-ball Beating Case

4/23/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0422-chris-brown-tmz-03Chris Brown's finally put that alleged pick-up basketball brawl behind him -- settling up with the guy who sued him ... but the guy definitely won't be retiring on what he got from Chris.

Malcolm Ausbon filed the lawsuit, claiming Chris and 3 cronies gave him a beat down in the middle of a hoops game they were playing at a 24-Hour Fitness last year in L.A.

As we first told you ... Ausbon's lawyer even sent Chris' attorney, Mark Geragos, a letter threatening to go to cops, unless Chris paid him $250k -- a move Geragos called extortion.

In the end, we're told Ausbon did get paid -- but way, wayyy less than his asking price. Sources connected to Chris describe it as a "nuisance payment" -- to make Ausbon go away -- that was no more than 4 figures.

The exact amount is sealed under terms of the settlement. As for why Chris paid such a low number -- best guess is Ausbon lost all bargaining power when he arguably blackmailed Chris.

The Game

Making it Rain Lawsuits ...

Gets #2 For Hoops Brawl

4/23/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0412-the-game-tmz-01That punch The Game threw during a basketball game keeps getting him in more trouble -- he just got slapped with a second lawsuit ... this one from the guy who tried to serve him with the FIRST lawsuit!

TMZ broke the story ... Game sucker punched an off-duty cop during their hoops game last month ... the cop sued. Weeks later, the process server and photog he hired to serve Game were also allegedly attacked.

According to the docs ... the photog -- Justin Willard -- sustained severe back, neck and head injuries ... and Game made off with his camera. The server escaped the beat down by hiding in his car.

The photog is suing for the value of his gear, medical bills and damages. As for the process server -- he's suing for the emotional pain suffered ... while hiding in the car.

Stay tuned for lawsuit #3 ... when Game gets served with this one.

Mila Kunis

That Ukrainian Chick's Pollo Loco!!!

4/22/2015 4:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mila Kunis is calling chickens**t on the Ukrainian woman who claims the actress stole her beloved chicken, Doggie, a quarter century ago back in the old country.

With a little prompting from Ashton Kutcher, Mila says she was "devastated," and "weeping" after finding out Kristina Karo was suing her for $5,000 for emotional distress and therapy bills.

Mila and Ashton hilariously question the timing ... Karo is filing suit as she tries to hawk a music video.

For her part, Mila's contemplating a countersuit because the music video 'burned her eyes and hurt her body.'

If the judge would make the countersuit a class action, we'll gladly join.

By the way ... you should check out Karo on TMZ Live, unless you're chicken.

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