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Kesha

Dr. Luke Says She Lied

To Save her Ass Over Sandy Hook

12/26/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Dr. Luke is keeping the heat on Kesha, saying he has more proof she's a liar ... and this time it involves the tragedy at Sandy Hook. 

Luke filed legal docs -- trying to discredit her claim that he drugged and raped her when she was 18. He says she flat-out lied when she told the public he forced her to sing "Die Young" to distance herself from the massacre. Luke says she also lied by saying he wrote the song.  

Luke claims Kesha "proudly, and truthfully" took credit for the lyrics before the Sandy Hook shootings.

He also put in the legal docs a story that has circulated ... that Kesha insinuated her dad was Mick Jagger. He says she knows that's a lie but it never stopped her.

And Luke isn't limiting his attack to lying ... he says she's a horrible person who once locked her mom out of a Vegas hotel room with no shoes and no money. Luke says, "Pebe was forced to wander the hotel's casino floor, begging for assistance."

Lil Wayne

Warns Birdman ...

My Next Rant's Gonna Be in Court!

12/25/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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 is ready to take his feud with Birdman to the next level ... threatening to drag him and Cash Money into court if they don't drop his album NOW. 

Sources very close to the feud tell TMZ ... Wayne has issued a simple ultimatum, in writing, no less -- release "Tha Carter V" pronto ... or he will sue to leave Cash Money altogether. 

We're told Wayne is standing firm in his belief the album is ready to go -- but Birdman still says there's a lot of behind-the-scenes work left to be done. 

Wayne and Birdman still aren't speaking to each other. We're told Wayne is only focused on the album. When and if that gets done, he'll worry about fixing the friendship ... if that's even possible now.

IndyCar Owner

My Crappy Sponsor

Crippled My Racing Team

12/24/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1223-bryan-herta-autosportsAn IndyCar team owner -- whose driver won the Indy500 in 2011 -- claims he's being hosed by his biggest sponsor ... who bailed on a $2 million deal AFTER he covered his car in their logo.

The man behind the suit is Bryan Herta -- a former racer who owns the Bryan Herta Autosport racing team which competes in the Verizon IndyCar series. 

Herta claims he struck a $2 million deal with the people behind Integrity Energy Drink back in April -- and immediately plastered the company logo all over the team's car ... complete with a fluorescent green paint job to match the Integrity colors. 

But according to a lawsuit filed in L.A. County Superior Court and obtained by TMZ Sports, Integrity failed to live up to its name ... and only forked over $470k in payments. 

Herta claims he went after company honchos for the money -- and got an email from the CEO apologizing for the payment problems ... but NEVER got the remaining $1.53 mil. 

In the suit, Herta claims the lack of funding put his squad at a "severe competitive disadvantage" -- forcing the team to scale back important race prep to save money. 

Herta is demanding the remaining $1.53 mil -- plus damages. 

A lawyer for Integrity tells TMZ Sports ... "Any allegations made against my client should be viewed with high scrutiny.  There is more to this situation than just a simple allegation. There exists evidence to counter any claim made by the claimant."

Garth Ancier

Accuser Admitted Rape Story Was Just a ...

'Gay Hollywood' Shakedown

12/23/2014 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Hollywood heavyweight Garth Ancier says the man who accused him of rape ... has admitted targeting high-profile gays in showbiz to squeeze money out of them for his fraudulent schemes.  

Ancier -- who's produced hits like "Married with Children," "The Simpsons," and "In Living Color" -- says Egan bragged to a friend about shaking down "Gay Hollywood" and forcing them into a financial settlement.

According to court docs, the shakedown was a fallback plan if a Ponzi scheme didn't pan out. Ancier says the friend asked Egan if he'd ever actually been molested ... and Egan said flat out, "God, no."

Egan has withdrawn his allegations against Ancier and director Bryan Singer ... but Ancier's suing him for filing a "frivolous" lawsuit. It might be the least of Egan's problems -- he's also facing up to 20 years in prison after last week's indictment for defrauding investors.

Kesha

Dear, Dr. Luke ...

You're the Foxxyest Producer

12/23/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1222-kesha-dr-luke-tmz-getty-01Kesha gave her producer, Dr. Luke an over-the-top lovey dovey birthday card that makes it seem like their relationship is anything but abusive ... according to new docs filed by Luke.

The card reads, "You just keep getting hotter every year" -- and includes a handwritten note from Kesha which starts with the words ... "To the FOXXY-est producer EVER!"

Her note continues ... "Thank you 4 helping me make my WILDEST dreams come true!" She closes with a gushing, "I LOVE YOU!"

Luke submitted the card as an exhibit in his defamation lawsuit against Kesha -- who, of course, is suing him for sexual assault. Luke's attorney claims the card is from 2009 -- several years after Kesha alleges Luke started abusing her.   

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Also in the docs -- warm, fuzzy emails Luke says he got from Kesha's mother. One reads, "I hope you know, as much as you have been there for Kesha and me, that we will always be there for you, as family, and friends, if you need anything."

So much for friendship -- Kesha's mom sued Luke earlier this month for giving her PTSD.

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Dolly Parton

Dollywood Sued

After Woman Suffers Brain Injury on Swing Ride

12/22/2014 2:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Dolly Parton Dollywood Sued

A Tennessee couple says they came to Dolly Parton's Dollywood for entertainment -- what they got was a traumatizing experience that left one of them with lasting brain damage and broken bones.

Tedi and Derryl Brown claim in a new lawsuit ... Tedi went on the Waltzing Swinger ride, which is like a giant, revolving swing.  She says she hung on for dear life after slipping from her seat and falling head first onto the hard concrete, 10-ft. below.

They say the park ignored the wet weather ... and the slick conditions turned the ride into a death trap -- resulting in Tedi's extensive, life-changing injuries.

They're demanding the park pay $475K in damages.

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Jerry Buss

I'M HIS SECRET LOVECHILD

... Woman Claims

12/22/2014 5:31 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The war over Jerry Buss' fortune just took a shocking turn -- with a mysterious woman claiming she's the secret daughter of the late Lakers owner ... but Jerry's family is calling B.S. 

According to heavily redacted legal docs filed in L.A. County Superior Court, the woman describes herself as an "omitted child" ... who is entitled to just as much of Jerry's estate as his other 6 children. 

It appears from the docs that the woman claims she's the oldest of Jerry's children ... but all of the details about why she's convinced she's the fruit of his loins is redacted in the legal papers. 

However, the woman has met staunch resistance from Jerry's most famous daughter, Jeanie Buss -- who filed legal docs of her own calling the woman a liar who deserves JACK SQUAT. 

Of course, Jerry was reportedly worth in excess of $600 million -- so there's a lot of money on the line. 

A hearing on the matter is set for Tuesday morning -- and a judge could decide if the mystery woman has a leg to stand on. Stay tuned ...

Iggy Azalea

Afraid To Face Ex ...

Fears Violence In Texas

12/22/2014 9:37 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Iggy Azalea Afraid Ex Boyfriend

Iggy Azalea
 is pleading with a judge to block her ex-BF's attempt to force her back to Texas ... because she says he's violent and she fears for her safety.

Iggy is embroiled in a bitter lawsuit with Hefe Wine -- she sued him for surreptitiously downloading her personal computer and trying to hawk her music.

Wine is asking the judge to move the case from L.A. to Houston, where he lives, but Iggy is panicked. She says that's his turf and he's "vindictive and violent." It seems she's saying Wine has more access to her if she comes to him.

There's another reason why she feels safer in L.A. -- boyfriend/Lakers' guard/6'7" Nick Young.

The Lakers may suck this year, but a big guy is a big guy.

Chris Brown

Roaring to the Finish

In Probation Case

12/22/2014 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1220-chris-brown-tmz-01Chris Brown has made community service his full-time job for the last 6 weeks ... and his goal is to get it all done within weeks.

We've learned, since November 13, Chris has been doing physical labor 6 hours a day, 5 days a week to complete his 1,000 hours by the next court hearing in mid-January. There have been a few weeks where work has gotten in the way, but the drill is 6/5.

Chris' community service in the Rihanna case requires hard labor, and we're told he's working at a facility approved by the Probation Dept., painting, cleaning, trash removal, moving furniture ... stuff like that.

Last Friday Chris put his 6 hours in and then jumped on a plane to Jacksonville, FL where he performed that night at the Memorial Arena. He then flew to Columbia, South Carolina for a Saturday show, then on to Birmingham, AL for a Sunday performance. He took a private jet back to L.A. for hard labor Monday.

And we're told ... he hasn't complained or acted up.

Our sources say he's on track to tell the judge during the next court appearance ... mission accomplished.

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Tyga

Blac Chyna's a Bad Mom

I Want Custody!

12/22/2014 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Tyga thinks Blac Chyna is unfit to properly care for their child because she twerks and parties too much ... seriously.

Tyga is alarmed that Blac Chyna seems more interested in hitting the clubs than parenting their 2-year-old son King Cairo, so we've learned he will file legal docs asking for primary custody.

The rapper thinks his baby mama has lost her focus on caring for the little boy ... she's more interested in making a spectacle of herself ... twerking day and night when there's a camera in sight.

He lost it when he saw the double twerk featuring Blac Chyna and Amber Rose. And when she went out later that same night and partied at a club, he decided he was going to take her to court. He says he does not want his son raised by nannies.

The former couple does not have a custody order, but currently she has the kid more than him. He wants to change that.

We reached out to Blac Chyna ... so far no word back.

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Jameis Winston

Did NOT Break Student Code ...

In Alleged Rape Case

12/21/2014 3:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Jameis Winston is walking away clean from the alleged rape case -- already cleared criminally -- he's now been cleared of any wrongdoing as far as Florida State University is concerned.

Former Florida State Supreme Court Justice, Major Harding ... announced FSU's star QB did not violate the university's student code of conduct. Harding oversaw a hearing earlier this month where Winston came face-to-face with the woman who claims he sexually assaulted her in 2012.

Harding says there was insufficient evidence to prove Winston violated the campus' code. The FL State Attorney also cited a lack of evidence for not charging Winston following a criminal investigation.

The alleged victim has until Jan. 13 to appeal Harding's ruling. Winston and the Seminoles are playing Oregon in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day.

Benihana vs. Benny Hunna

Shrimp Flipper Battles Hip Hopper

In Epic Name War

12/21/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Benihana doesn't want anybody mistaking a guy who slings rhymes with a chef who slings rice balls -- so it's trying to force the rapper to drop his stage name. 

Benny Hunna, neé Benny Hodges from Mississippi ... has been fighting to trademark his handle because he's got big plans besides music. He says he wants to build an entertainment empire called Benny Hunna TV. Real talk.

But according to court docs -- the O.G. Benihana wants the U.S. Patent & Trademark office to deny his application for fear Mr. Hunna will create confusion in the marketplace.

That's debatable, since Hunna currently has less than 300 Twitter followers. The matter could be settled in court early next year.

FUN FACT: Hunna is street for a hundred bucks -- so you know Benny's all about that paper.

'Dallas' Star Larry Hagman

R.I.P. ... But Only After You Pay Up

12/21/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Legendary actor and "Dallas" star Larry Hagman broke his word by dying ... and now a guy who says he was left high and dry wants the ghost of Larry to ante up.

John Castonia claims he was lured from Texas to Cali in 2012, to manage Hagman's career as he shot the "Dallas" remake for TNT. But John was no fool ... he says he got a 7-month guarantee in his contract -- $2,500 a week.

Here's the problem. Larry died 3 months into the deal, and the money train stopped. So now he's suing Larry's estate for the remaining $42,500.  

The Ewings might handle this differently. 

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