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Ben Affleck

Threatening Lawsuit

Over Nanny Dating Allegations

7/29/2015 9:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0729-ben-affleck-akm-gsi-01Ben Affleck is angry over allegations he's dating his children's nanny, so angry he's threatening a lawsuit. 

A rep for Affleck calls the US Weekly story -- which claims Affleck and the nanny, Christine Ouzounian, began dating AFTER Ben and Jennifer Garner split but before they announced their divorce -- "complete garbage and full of lies."

The rep adds Affleck is "considering legal options."

Affleck and Garner announced their split last month after ten years of marriage. 

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Nipsey Hussle

Double Cupping

In Front of Cops

46 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF

Nipsey Hussle may have dodged a bullet Tuesday, because cops missed what could have been an obvious offense ... all contained in a double cup.

Hussle got into it with a paparazzo, and it got so heated police were called.  

As Hussle jawbones with cops, the telltale double cup sits right by his feet. It's possible it's not sizzurp, but not probable.

You may recall, Hussle was arrested last month for possession of codeine without a prescription.

Bullet dodged.

Hulk Hogan:

Gawker Leaked N-Word Story

... They Should Be Jailed

7/29/2015 6:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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update_graphic_red_bar8:13 AM PT -- Gawker is adamantly DENYING leaking the information. 

Gawker's President and general counsel Heather Dietrick tells us, "Hulk Hogan has only one person to blame for what he said and no one from Gawker had any role in leaking that information."update_grey_gray_barHulk Hogan is on the warpath -- claiming Gawker honcho Nick Denton leaked the story about Hulk using the n-word to poison Hogan's $100 million case against Gawker ... and now he wants Denton thrown in jail.   

Hogan just filed new court docs in his sex tape lawsuit against Gawker -- and in the docs, he asks a judge to launch a full-blown investigation into Denton and former Gawker exec A.J. Daulerio to prove they leaked confidential details from the sex tape video, including the n-word story. 

In the video, shot in 2012 and published on Gawker, Hogan is seen having sex with a friend's wife in a private bedroom. In an unpublished part of the tape, Hulk goes on a racist rant ... using the n-word multiple times.  

In legal docs, filed in a Florida state court, Hogan claims the judge in his $100 million lawsuit deemed the n-word portion of the video "confidential" -- and blocked all parties from making it public. 

Now, as Hogan's case against the media outlet is nearing trial, Hulk says he believes Gawker leaked the n-word story to ANOTHER media outlet last week because they knew it would make Hogan look bad and damage his case against them.  

In the court docs, Hulk says if an investigation proves his suspicions -- he wants anyone involved in leaking the story LOCKED UP ... and he also wants the judge to automatically declare him the winner in the $100 million lawsuit.  

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Bobbi Kristina

D.A. Gunning for Manslaughter Charge Against BF

7/29/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend, Nick Gordon, is in the crosshairs of prosecutors who want to charge him with involuntary manslaughter, and they're putting the squeeze on one of Nick's friends to turn on him ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

Our sources say authorities believe Nick's alleged crime is arranging to get drugs for Bobbi Kristina the day she almost drowned in her bathtub.   

We know Nick claims both he and Bobbi did drugs that morning, and now sources tell us there was nothing intravenously injected.  

The autopsy is not helping authorities make their case -- it showed no obvious signs of foul play and the toxicology reports will only determine if she was under the influence and not who supplied the drugs.

The key for prosecutors is the third person in Bobbi Kristina's home that day -- Max Lomas, who's currently being prosecuted in Georgia for 2 drug-related felonies, not connected to Bobbi Kristina.

Lomas' case has lingered for nearly 6 months, and one source familiar with the case tells us, authorities are interested in offering Lomas a deal -- probation on the drug charges and immunity in the Bobbi Kristina case in return for spilling all the details of what happened in her house.

We're told prosecutors believe Nick had reason to know Bobbi Kristina had a drug problem and also knew she would indulge to the point of losing consciousness, yet he helped her get and use drugs and then left her in harm's way.

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Tyga

Worst Tenant Ever ...

Sued AGAIN for Stiffing Landlord

7/29/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0728-tyga-tmz-0117-year-old Kylie Jenner owns her own $2.7 million home, and her 25-year-old boyfriend, Tyga, is being sued for not paying his rent ... yet again.

Tyga's being sued by his landlord for failing to pay two months rent on his house in posh Calabasas. The pad rents for $25k/month ... and the landlord says he's behind that amount times 2.

If Tyga doesn't fork over the loot by Saturday, the landlord will go for eviction and charge him $833.33 a day in rent.

Fun fact: this is the house where Tyga lived with Blac Chyna ... so she's named as a defendant too. 

Just last month, Tyga was ordered to pay $80,000 in back rent to another Calabasas landlord.

We have reached out to Tyga's lawyer for comment ... so far no word back. 

Terrence Howard

Sued by Ex-Wife

For Alleged Vicious Beating

7/28/2015 5:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0728-terrence-howard-michelle-ghent-TMZ-INSTAGRAM-01Terrence Howard's ex-wife isn't done with him quite yet. She just filed a lawsuit, claiming he beat her within an inch of her life.

Michelle Ghent claims she and Terrence were at a rental house in Costa Rica in 2013 when they began arguing and he grabbed her by the neck, pushed her against the bathroom wall and began strangling her. She says he threatened to kill her and then mule kicked her.

Ghent filed the lawsuit just 1 day before the statute of limitations ran.  

Terrence has said it was mutual combat, claiming Ghent pepper spayed him during the fight.

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Lil Wayne

Rapper Claims He's as Bad as Birdman

In the Money Dept.

7/28/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0727-lil-wayne-david-banner-TMZ-INSTAGRAM-01update_graphic_red_barA rep for Wayne tells TMZ ... Lil Wayne was a Cash Money artist and it was their responsibility to pay David Banner, not Wayne.update_grey_gray_barIf Lil Wayne doesn't know what the word "ironic" means, he does now ... he's being sued by a rapper for not forking over royalties ... which is exactly his gripe with Birdman

Rapper David Banner claims he signed a contract in 2008 with Wayne's Young Money Records to produce two songs for Wayne -- "La La" and "Pussy Monster" -- featured on "Tha Carter III."

Banner claims Young Money told him in 2012 he was owed $138,787.19 in royalties ... but he never saw a cent. Banner also claims Young Money has gone radio silent, so he has no idea how much more he's owed.

Banner also says the same thing happened in 2009 with "Streets Is Watchin." He claims he was told he's owed more than $15,392.57.

As TMZ first reported, Wayne is locked in a lawsuit against Birdman and Cash Money Records for $51 million ... claiming he's owed money for his never-released album, "Tha Carter V."

Bobbi Kristina

Autopsy Shows No Evidence of Foul Play

7/27/2015 2:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0202-bobbi-kristina-getty-7There are no obvious signs someone tried to kill Bobbi Kristina ... this according to the preliminary autopsy results.

According to the Fulton County Medical Examiner, the autopsy shows "no obvious underlying cause of death."  The Medical Examiner goes on to say, "no significant injuries were noted."

Short story ... this could help Nick Gordon, who has been under the police microscope from the get-go.

The report says there were no previously unknown medical conditions that could have rendered Bobbi Kristina unconscious in the bathtub.

But the Medical Examiner says he has subpoenaed medical records, presumably from the hospital, to determine if drug testing after the accident was relevant. Gordon has said both he and Bobbi Kristina had been doing drugs and she took too much.

The Medical Examiner says he will not determine a cause of death until he reviews the records.

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Bobbi Kristina

Now It's a Homicide Investigation

7/27/2015 8:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0203-bobbi-kristina-instagram-4The investigation into the circumstances that led to Bobbi Kristina's death Sunday has just been amped up ... TMZ has learned it's now officially a homicide investigation.  

Law enforcement sources tell us, both the D.A. and the cops are treating the mystery as foul play, and Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend, Nick Gordon, continues to be a person of interest.

Although months have separated the incident in which Bobbi Kristina was found submerged in her bathtub from her death Sunday, law enforcement is confident there will be no problem finding a direct link between the 2, and they have felt from the beginning there was foul play.  

TMZ broke the story, first responders noticed injuries on Bobbi Kristina's body.

Wes Scantlin

Busted for DWI ...

Blew Four Times the Legal Limit

7/27/2015 8:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin has been arrested yet again ... this time in Minnesota for allegedly driving while intoxicated -- a whopping four times the legal limit -- and leading cops on a 100 MPH chase.  

According to the Renville County Sheriff’s Department, Scantlin was initially spotted speeding and led the arresting officer on a high-speed pursuit … with speeds reaching approximately 100 MPH.

The arresting officer said in his report … when he finally pulled Scantlin over, he was slurring his words and smelled of alcohol. 

The officer says he then administered a preliminary breathalyzer test and Scantlin blew a .310 … a whopping FOUR TIMES the legal limit. 

He was eventually charged with DWI and fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle. Since Scantlin refused to submit to further testing, he was charged for that too.

Scantlin had prior arrests for drug possession in 2012 and domestic violence in 2013.

Kourtney Kardashian

I Want Joint Custody

... For the Kids' Sake

7/27/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0724-scott-disick-kourtney-kardashian-TMZ-01Kourtney Kardashian has calmed down since her split from Scott Disick, and she's not only willing to share custody with Scott ... she wants it that way.

Kardashian sources tell us, Kourtney believes 5-year-old Mason, 3-year-old Penelope and 7-month-old Reign need to have a real, meaningful relationship with their dad. So she wants to hammer out a formal custody agreement which not only gives them joint custody ... each will spend a substantial amount of time with the kids.

Our Kardashian sources confirm Kourtney met with disso-queen Laura Wasser last Monday. It's significant because Wasser is known in divorce lawyer circles as an attorney who always pushes for joint custody.

As for money issues, we're told Scott has made no mention of wanting child support. We're told Scott is actually rolling in dough from various ventures, including TV shows, businesses and a significant inheritance.

Snoop Dogg

Arrested in Sweden

Claims Racial Profiling

7/26/2015 8:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

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7/27 8:35 AM PT -- Swedish authorities tell TMZ ... Snoop was NOT driving at the time of the arrest, he was simply a passenger. But Snoop showed signs of being under the influence, and weed is completely illegal in Sweden ... thus the arrest.

FYI ... the driver was not arrested.

7/26 9:30 AM PT -- A police spokesman tells TMZ, Snoop's not in the clear. He says Snoop showed signs of driving under the influence and it will take 2 weeks to get the test results back. As for Snoop's allegation of racial profiling, the spokesman said, "We don't work like that in Sweden."  

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Snoop was arrested in Sweden and he thinks his offense was DWB .. Driving While Black.

Snoop says he was snatched out of his car Saturday and it was a clear case of racial profiling.

Cops say they arrested Snoop because they thought he was driving under the influence of narcotics, but Snoop says he was taken to the station, forced to pee in a cup and police determined he was clean.

The incident occurred in Uppsala, Sweden, after a concert he performed in the city. 

Chief Keef

Cops Shut Down Concert

He's a Bad Role Model

7/26/2015 8:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Several thousand concert goers were ordered out of an Indiana venue Saturday by cops, one song into a Chief Keef performance, and he wasn't really even there.

The rapper was actually appearing via hologram, because he felt he was going to get arrested if he showed up anywhere in the Midwest, because of outstanding warrants.

Keef was supposed to perform in Chicago, but changed his plans after city officials made it clear he was asking for trouble if he performed.  Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked the Chicago venue to pull the plug because Keef was a bad role model.  The venue obliged.

Keef then decided to make a faux appearance at Craze Fest in Hammond, Indiana, but he was actually in Beverly Hills and his performance was beamed in the form of a hologram.

One song in, the cops rushed the venue and shut it down.

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