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O.J. Simpson Smiles Big for New Mug Shot On Driver's License

10/19/2017 5:48 PM PDT

O.J. Simpson's one step closer to being on the road again, and you're officially on notice, Nevada!

Simpson rolled into his local DMV to get a new driver's license. His first step on Wednesday was something O.J.'s had a lot of practice doing -- the mug shot.

No need for a profile or inmate number this time around.

Simpson seemed to take it seriously. The 70-year-old even busted out his readers for the written test.

No word if he passed on his first try, but we'd love to know if he nailed this question: 

Terrell Owens Sues: I Made $15,000 in 53 Seconds ... and I'm Pissed!

10/19/2017 4:23 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

5:19 PM PT -- We spoke with a co-CEO of F45 who tells us straight up, "Everything that's been lodged is a total fabrication of the truth."

F45 not only plans to fight the allegations -- but the co-CEO says they will countersue Owens adding, "He picked a fight with the wrong company."

F45 says the company respects Owens as one of the greatest athletes alive -- and thinks he should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame -- but says he's lying through his teeth when it comes to his lawsuit. 

The company notes they have great endorsement relationships with several high profile athletes including Joel Embiid and Harrison Barnes

"We're not a company that doesn't pay our bills."Want Terrell Owens to star in a promotional video for your business? It's gonna cost you. 

TMZ Sports obtained a lawsuit T.O. filed against a massive gym company called F45 -- a bootcamp-style workout studio that offers high intensity, 45-minute workouts.

Owens is pissed because he says F45 approached him to essentially be a spokesperson for the gym -- in a deal that would pay $15k for a promo "hype" video to help get investors. 

He made the video -- 53 seconds long and says he got paid his $15k. 

The problem ... Terrell says the deal was supposed to pay him an additional $25,000 bonus for each of the first 25 F45 franchises that opened in the United States. After 25 locations, Owens says the bonus dropped to $5k per gym. 

Owens claims F45 opened at least 45 locations in the U.S. -- but he didn't get paid a cent of his bonus money and now he's demanding at least $725k to make things right. 

So far, no comment from F45.

Venus Williams to Lawyers I'm Ready to Talk About Fatal Car Crash Case

10/19/2017 3:01 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

Venus Williams is finally making herself available to talk to opposing lawyers about the fatal car crash ... and the wrongful death lawsuit.

According to a court doc obtained by TMZ Sports ... Venus will sit for a deposition on November 9 in West Palm Beach. As we first reported ... attorneys for the estate of Jerome Barson said the tennis superstar had refused to respond to their repeated requests since July.

Barson's attorney, Michael Steinger, tells us, "After months of avoiding our repeated requests for deposition and after requesting the court order the same, we are pleased that Ms. Williams realized the importance of her testimony in this very serious case."

Barson is the 78-year-old man who died from his injuries after the June collision. Venus blames a third unidentified driver for the accident.

Harvey Weinstein Target in LAPD Rape Investigation

10/19/2017 2:17 PM PDT
Breaking News

A woman filed a police report with LAPD Thursday claiming Harvey Weinstein raped her in 2013, and the Department has launched a criminal investigation.

The woman is an Italian model/actress who claims she attended the Italia Film, Fashion and Art Festival in February, 2013.

She claims she had met Weinstein before, and in fact she says at the time he asked her up to his room but she declined. On this occasion, she says Weinstein showed up at her hotel lobby at Mr. C Beverly Hills and asked if he could join her in her room. She says she declined, but a short time later Weinstein was at her hotel door.

The woman, who was 34 at the time, tells the L.A. Times Weinstein forced his way into her room, saying, "I'm not going to f*** you. I just want to talk." She says he repeatedly asked to see her naked, then grabbed her by the hair, yanked her into the bathroom and forcibly raped her.

She says she begged him to stop, showing him pictures of her kids. It apparently went on for 45 minutes, and Weinstein allegedly left.

She says she was afraid to report him, but told her priest, a friend and a nanny.

The LAPD tells TMZ the Department is currently investigating.

Nicki Minaj To Testify at Bro's Child Rape Trial They Tried To Shake Me Down For $25M!

10/19/2017 1:51 PM PDT
Breaking News

Nicki Minaj will take the stand during her brother's child rape trial ... and is expected to tell jurors the mother of the alleged victim attempted to extort her for millions.

Nicki will be the star witness during Jelani Maraj's court case in NYC, where he stands accused of raping his then 11-year-old stepdaughter in 2015.

During opening arguments Thursday, Maraj's defense attorney, David Schwartz, told jurors his client's then-wife, Jacqueline Robinson, forced her children to lie to authorities in an attempt to squeeze $25 million out of Nicki.

He said Robinson told Nicki, "I can make the charges go away for $25 million." Schwartz went on to say Robinson hatched a plan to get Maraj to marry her only for the opportunity to extort Nicki. 

Unclear when Nicki herself will take the stand ... but we're sure she'll have a lot to say.

Shia LaBeouf Plea Deal In Drunken/Racist Arrest

10/19/2017 7:27 AM PDT
Breaking News

Shia LaBeouf entered a guilty plea for his public intoxication arrest -- the one where he went off on a racist rant -- and the judge is sending him to anger management.

Shia entered the Savannah, GA courtroom Thursday morning, and didn't get any special celeb treatment -- he waited in the back of the court until his case was called. Once it was, Shia addressed the judge and pled guilty to obstruction and no contest to disorderly conduct. His public drunkenness charge was dismissed.

He was sentenced to anger management and one year probation. He also has to undergo alcohol evaluation, and pay $2,680 in fines.

TMZ broke the story ... the night of his arrest, police cameras captured Shia saying a slew of nasty and racist comments to the officers. Lowlights include -- "stupid bitch," "dumb f**k," telling a black officer he was going to hell ... for being black.

And, of course, telling another officer his wife watches porn because she loves "black d**k."

Good times.

Ex-NFLer Gerald Sensabaugh I'm Lawyerin' Up!! After Suspended From H.S. Coach Gig

10/19/2017 12:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ex-Dallas Cowboys safety Gerald Sensabaugh tells TMZ Sports he wants to sue the Tennessee high school that put him on administrative leave ... claiming allegations he violated school policies are BS. 

Sensabaugh -- who played 8 seasons in the league -- was in his first year as head coach of the David Crockett H.S. football team (and doing well) when things suddenly took a turn. 

School officials fired off 2 letters to Gerald claiming he was using foul language in front of players and had unsafely forced an injured player to practice. He was placed on administrative leave on Oct. 10.

But Gerald says none of the allegations are true -- and claims school officials only turned on him after he started blowing the whistle about concerning classroom conditions and disappearing monetary funds. 

Sensabaugh -- who made millions in the NFL -- says the job was never about money ... he was genuinely trying to make an impact on the kids and feels he got screwed by the administration. 

Now, he's looking for a lawyer to sue the school district to clear his name so he can get back to helping  kids. 

As for the school, officials say they are still investigating Sensabaugh and he'll remain on leave until the investigation is concluded.

Steely Dan's Donald Fagen Insurance Co. Stiffing Me for Canceled Tour

10/18/2017 4:53 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kanye West and Donald Fagen have something in common -- major beef with the insurance companies for their tours, and like Yeezy ... Fagen's suing his, claiming it's failed to pay up.

The Steely Dan singer says he took out a policy with International Insurance Company of Hannover to cover his 28 solo tour dates this year in North America and Japan. As bad luck would have it ... Donald says he got sick in September with an upper respiratory tract infection, severe sore throat as well as sinus and headache pains.

The illness came just one week after his musical partner Walter Becker passed away.

Donald had to cancel his remaining shows, and filed a claim for the insurer to cover any financial losses due to the canceled gigs. In the suit, obtained by TMZ, Donald says the company gave him the runaround, demanding more paperwork and medical opinions.

As we first reported, Kanye filed a similar lawsuit against Lloyd's of London after his breakdown last year forced an early end to his tour.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's fed up ... and wants a judge to force his insurer to fork over more than $1 million.

'Buffy' Star Nicholas Brendon Felony Arrest for Dragging Down GF by Her Hair

10/18/2017 4:21 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

'Buffy the Vampire' star Nicholas Brendon ended up back in handcuffs, and posing for yet another mug shot after an alleged drunken attack on his girlfriend ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Brendon and the woman were at a Palm Springs hotel bar on October 12 when she got up to go back to their room. We're told Nicholas sat her back down by yanking her arm.

She got up again, but this time Brendon -- who's had numerous arrests in recent years -- pulled her down by her hair ... according to law enforcement. We're told a hotel employee called cops, who arrested Brendon for felony domestic violence.

We've reached out to a rep for Nicholas, who had no comment. 

Ozzfest Sues OZY Fest Ripped Off Ozzy's Namesake!!!

10/18/2017 3:15 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Someone's trying to make a buck off Ozzy Osbourne's name and his long-running concert festival ... according to a new lawsuit.

Ozzy's company's unleashing their lawyers on a Central Park music event called OZY Fest -- short for OZY Fusion Fest -- which went down this past July and featured acts like Jason Derulo and Talib Kweli. Despite the name ... rock's Prince of Darkness, Ozzy, was NOT part of the lineup.

According to the suit, Ozzfest -- which has been a thing for more than 20 years -- fired off a cease and desist letter, warning that  the event, and its logo, were confusing music fans. OZY Fest claimed it wasn't a concert, and more of a "media-focused event" -- whatever that means.

Team Ozzy's calling BS, especially because OZY Fest's own website describes it as an "all-day party that brings together incredible music." So, yeah ... just like Ozzy's incredibly popular and already established festival.

Ozzfest is suing to prevent an encore use of the name, and for profits from that July show.

Frank Ocean In Your Face, Dad! Wins Defamation Suit

10/18/2017 10:43 AM PDT

Frank Ocean's father got his day in court and lost the defamation suit he filed against his son for calling him a bigot.

The singer's dad, Calvin Cooksey, had sued him ... claiming Frank defamed him with a social media post recalling a story from his childhood. Frank said his pop had called a transgender waitress "a f****t."

A judge heard the case in L.A. Tuesday, and ruled in favor of Frank ... saying Cooksey failed to prove his son had defamed him at all. Frank's attorney tells us, "It was a sad case, but we are glad that it ended in Frank's favor and that it is over."

Marcia Clark Buckle Up, Harvey Weinstein ... Expect Criminal Charges!!

10/18/2017 9:46 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Harvey Weinstein's troubles are just beginning, because in Marcia Clark's expert legal opinion ... he'll likely be facing a criminal jury soon.

We got the famed O.J. Simpson prosecutor at LAX Wednesday and she said accusers coming forward, and lawsuits are just the start for Weinstein. The next step, she says, could be criminal charges.

Marcia knows of what she speaks -- on Tuesday the L.A. City Attorney encouraged any victims to come forward and report sexual harassment or abuse in the workplace.

It's clear she's keeping an eye on the whole scandal -- so, our guy asked if Marcia would be willing to take it on as a prosecutor. She's long since left that gig but a woman can dream, can't she?

O.J. Simpson Parties Like It's 1995 w/ F. Lee Bailey

10/17/2017 2:18 PM PDT

O.J. Simpson's inner circle now includes a blast from the past ... F. Lee Bailey.

O.J. and his former famed criminal defense attorney in the murder trial had dinner Monday night at the Palms Hotel in Vegas. A lot's changed since Bailey and Simpson's famous "Dream Team" helped O.J.'s acquittal in 1995.

Simpson, of course, just got released from prison. As for Bailey ... he was disbarred in 2001 and is reportedly broke.

So ... no way the Juice will ask for legal advice or money, right?

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