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A$AP Mob

Sued Over Crowd Surfing Disaster

50 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0327-a$ap-mob-GETTY-01A$AP Mob hurled themselves into a packed crowd in Hollywood and allowed concertgoers to do the same ... and a woman claims they left her in a world of hurt.

The group is being sued by a woman who attended their concert at the Fonda Theater in Hollywood back in 2013. Tammy Nguyen claims she was a VIP at the show when A$AP Mob took the stage at around 11PM. There was lots of crowd surfing during the evening, but it really intensified.

She says A$AP members, including Darold Ferguson, Jr. -- better known as A$AP Ferg -- were diving in the crowd, along with a bunch of fans. When Ferguson jumped, Nguyen says he nailed her.   And what's worse, she says she had to fight her way through the crowd to get out, and security didn't help.

She's suing the group and Ferguson.

Prince

Sued for Allegedly Poaching 'Voice' Contestant

3/27/2015 12:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0327-prince-judith-hill-tmz-01Prince shamelessly stole a recording artist away from the producer who discovered Lady Gaga ... and her company is now going after The Purple One in court.

Singer Judith Hill made a name for herself on "The Voice" in 2013. Sony got interested in her. Ditto Jolene Cherry, the famed producer who first eyed Lady Gaga. Sony and Cherry partnered and claim they signed her to an exclusive recording deal.

A few months ago, Sony and Cherry heard rumblings that Hill was meeting with Prince for a recording session. They warned her to stop earlier this month, only to learn that she and Prince recorded an entire album -- 11 songs -- and released it Monday as a free Internet download.

Cherry is now going after Prince with a vengeance, courtesy of her lawyer Larry Stein, asking not only for regular damages but punitive damages for underhandedness.

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Taraji P. Henson's Son

Police Video Shoots Down

Racial Profiling Claim

3/27/2015 10:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Taraji P. Henson says her son was racially profiled by cops on 2 different occasions -- but police video of one of the incidents completely refutes that claim ... because the officer could NOT have been nicer.

The "Empire" star recently complained her 20-year-old son Marcel Johnson was pulled over by a Glendale, CA officer who illegally searched the car, cited him for marijuana possession, but didn't ticket him for the original infraction.

Watch the dash cam video of the full stop ... the officer pulls over Marcel for allegedly failing to yield at a crosswalk. When the officer asks Marcel if he has anything illegal in the car ... he confesses he has some marijuana. The officer actually thanked him for being honest.

When you see the clip ... it's hard to say the cop had it out for Marcel. As for the alleged illegal search ... the officer says he smelled the weed -- which alone would give him probable cause, plus Marcel copped to it.

Taraji says the 2nd incident went down at USC when police allegedly stopped Marcel for "having his hands in his pockets." No video of that one yet.

Cookie's rarely wrong, but this time it looks like she is ... or maybe her son gave her bum info about the Glendale incident. We've got a call into her rep.

Aaron Hernandez's Fiancee

He Told Me He Didn't Kill Odin Lloyd

3/27/2015 8:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Aaron Hernandez's fiancee just told the court that she asked the ex-Patriots star point blank if he murdered Odin Lloyd -- and he denied the whole thing. 

Shayanna Jenkins took the stand in Aaron's murder case moments ago and was asked if she ever discussed Lloyd's death with him.

Jenkins explained she asked Aaron about it when he first arrived home from the police station -- saying, "I asked him if he did it and he said 'No.' That was the extent of our conversation."

According to reports, Jenkins turned to Hernandez and mouthed the words "I love you" to Aaron as she walked out of the courtroom. 

Gwen Stefani

Obsessed Fan Went to My Dad's House

To Read a Creepy Letter

3/27/2015 7:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0327_gwen_stefani_and_family_getty_compositeA Gwen Stefani fan is tracking her every move, lying in wait outside her parents' house, and leaving creepy letters and gifts for her ... according to a restraining order filed by Gwen's dad. 

Dennis Stefani filed docs requesting protection from a man named Richard Portnoy -- who Dennis says has popped up outside his home and Gwen's home 3 times -- twice in February and once last week. 

Dennis says he and his wife are terrified Portnoy will show up at their house again ... especially after one bizarre run-in. He says Portnoy made face-to-face contact with him at his house and read a letter to him about his feelings for Gwen. 

Even creepier, Gwen's dad says Portnoy has information about when and where Gwen gets medical treatments -- and attempted to make contact with her during an appointment on March 16.

0327-gwen-stefani-with-cops-splash-sub-2_swipeTMZ broke the story ... police responded to the medical office and tried to locate Portnoy, but came up empty. Dad doesn't say anything about how Portnoy is getting intel on Gwen and the family ... but says they have no prior relationship.

Dennis was granted the restraining order -- which protects Gwen, Gavin Rossdale, their 3 kids ... plus Dennis and his wife Patricia. Portnoy has to stay 100 yards away from them, and have no contact.

Fred Durst

I Did NOT

'Kill Em All'

3/27/2015 8:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0327_fred_durst_im_not_robert_instagramFred Durst is not a deranged alleged murderer who might have confessed on an HBO series to killing 3 people -- that's the OTHER guy named Durst.    

Ever since Robert Durst's story exploded on 'The Jinx' ... Fred's name has been coming up more and more. In fact, an initial report about Robert mistakenly called him "a member of a band."

It took the Limp Bizkit frontman a bit to respond, but Fred finally posted a pic of himself wearing a sweatshirt that says "NOT ROBERT."

We can all agree ... Limp Bizkit might be bad, but it ain't murder. Allegedly.

Dr. Luke

Prove The Abuse ...

Turn Over Kesha's Medical Records

3/27/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Dr Luke Kesha Medical RecordsDr. Luke is demanding Kesha produce medical records to prove he repeatedly sexually and physically abused her ... but the pop star is begging the court to shut down his request.

According to the docs ... Kesha's ex-producer wants her to turn over all texts, emails, and any communications in which she may have accused him of abuse, drugging or date raping her on a private jet.

Kesha says providing that info would be a waste of time ... since she's asked a judge to toss Luke's lawsuit against her. But until there's a ruling ... Dr. Luke's pressing forward.

He also wants any and all records from Kesha's 2014 rehab stint. Presumably, he thinks they'll help prove her allegations are all a fairy tale.

'Empire' Star Malik Yoba

I Found the Guy Behind False Drug Rumors ...

He Better Apologize!!

3/26/2015 12:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

"Empire" star Malik Yoba is shooting down the rumors he was fired from the hit show because he was abusing drugs -- and he's getting an apology from the guy who spread the rumor in the first place.

Malik came on TMZ Live to set the record straight, telling us he spent money to find the blogger behind the false report -- which unfortunately spread like crazy on the Internet. He assured us he's never had any issues with substance abuse ... a claim he says anyone he's ever worked with would support.

In fact, Malik explained how "Empire" creator Lee Daniels had his back when the rumor started spreading.

As for the blogger ... Malik told us the guy promised to post a retraction -- which he did early Thursday afternoon.

Rich Homie Quan Alleged Victim

Not So Fast 007 ...

I'm Suing!

3/26/2015 11:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0326-rich-homie-quan-security-guard-injuries-TMZ-02We hope Rich Homie Quan likes his lawsuits shaken and not stirred ... the security guard he allegedly beat unconscious in Miami is now dragging him to court.  

According to docs ... Christian Cajigas says he's been disfigured and left in intense physical pain and is suing for the attack that he says left him beaten to a bloody pulp outside LIV Nightclub in Miami Beach.

As TMZ previously reported ... last Saturday RHQ and his boys were allegedly turned away by Cajigas at the club, and that didn't sit well with James Quan-d who allegedly wailed on him before taking off on a speedboat like James Bond.

Cajigas and his attorney Eric Hertz -- the same guy who represented the woman Tim McGraw slapped -- are asking for an unspecified amount of cash ... but it definitely sounds like a lot.

That boat ride could end up pricey. 

Darius McCrary

Arrested

Child Support Scofflaw

3/26/2015 6:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Darius McCrary
was arrested and jailed because he was way behind in child support.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, "The Family Matters" star was in family court Wednesday in Oakland County, Michigan when the judge had him arrested and taken to jail.

Darius was given 2 options -- pay $5,500 in back support, or unpack and relax for 14 days behind bars. Darius chose door number 1.

McCrary was only in for a couple of hours and released later in the day.

The actor has a son ... looks like he's 5 or 6 years old.  


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'Glee' Star Mark Salling

Settles with Former GF

In Fight Over Sexual Encounter

3/25/2015 3:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Former "Glee" star Mark Salling has just agreed to pay a woman more than $2.7 million for knocking her to the ground in a furious fight over an alleged sexual encounter ... and the settlement is absolutely bizarre.

Roxanne Gorzela claimed in her lawsuit ... in 2011, she hooked up with Mark and she consented to having sex but he did not want to wear a condom and forced unprotected sex anyway. 

Gorzela claimed a few days later she went to Mark's apartment to confront him, worrying she might have contracted an STD. She claims they fought and he threw her to the ground, severely injuring her knees.

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Mark claimed she was just a woman scorned and broke into his place, attacked him and he just defended himself. She sued for sexual battery.

The case settled Monday, in the middle of trial. The sexual battery claim was dropped and the only thing Mark admitted to was negligently causing her to fall and injure herself. 

Now this is where it gets bizarre. They agreed to her damages:

-- Past medicals  $64,155

-- Future medicals $666,000

-- Past non-economic damages $180,000

-- Future non-economic damages (pain and suffering) $1.8 million

Grand total:  $2,710,155

But under the settlement, she agreed to ONLY go after Mark's insurance company to get payment -- NOT Salling.  

We're told the insurance company -- State Farm -- already rejected the claim, but now there's a settlement signed by a judge.

And get this ... under the settlement, Salling gets a cut of whatever Gorzela gets from State Farm. Yes, in case that didn't compute with you, Salling will get a cut because he believes State Farm owes him something for rejecting his initial claim in bad faith.

Darren Sharper

Hall of Famers Rally Against Him

'He Isn't Getting In'

3/25/2015 1:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0325-darren-sharper-hall-of-fame-tmz-01Several NFL Hall of Famers tell TMZ Sports ... they are united AGAINST the possibility of Darren Sharper joining their elite group ... with one star putting it bluntly, "He isn't getting in."

As we previously reported, Sharper is still eligible to make the HOF -- despite the fact he's a convicted rapist -- because voters are instructed to IGNORE the players' off-the-field lives. 

But multiple former NFL stars who are currently enshrined in Canton tell us they don't like the fact that Sharper could join them one day. Here are some of the strongest quotes: 

John Randle (inducted 2010) -- "My gut says he'll never get in. At the end of the day, it looks bad upon the Hall if someone in prison for rape receives that honor. It taints the group."

Willie Roaf ( inducted 2012) -- "If Sharper was inducted, it would shine a bad light on the Hall. He would have to do a complete image makeover. I don't know if that's possible."

Dan Hampton (inducted 2002) -- "Darren Sharper has no business being considered for induction into this exclusive fraternity. The systematic commission of these heinous crimes that [he] has committed should preclude him from any HOF consideration. Simple as that."

Another HOFer who wished to remain anonymous went even stronger -- "He isn't getting in. I don't care what the rules say about only considering what happened on the field."

Jeremy Renner

My Wife Extorted Me

With Intimate Videos

3/25/2015 8:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Jeremy Renner's estranged wife threatened to release intimate videos of him if he ever went back on his promise to help her get a green card ... this according to legal docs Jeremy just filed. 

Renner is in the middle of a bitter child custody fight over their nearly 2-year-old daughter Ava. Sonni Pacheco's gunning for primary custody of their child and wants more than $13K a month in child support.

Jeremy has been sharing 50/50 custody since they split up in December.   

In Jeremy's new legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Jeremy says Sonni repeatedly admitted she married him to get a green card and financial stability. He claims she repeatedly told their roommate Jeremy should be nice to her and not fight her on the green card or money issues or she'd release the embarrassing videos to TMZ ... By the way, TMZ never spoke with her and we wouldn't post such videos.

Jeremy says there are multiple issues of bad parenting on Sonni's part, the worst of which was back in September when he was on location and she left their kid alone in the house for 15 minutes. She went in an Uber to party and never checked to see if someone was at home to care for Ava. 

Their roommate filed a declaration saying Sonni smokes and drinks and in fact stopped breast feeding because she felt guilty she was drinking alcohol. 

The roommate also claims Sonni did coke during a vacation right after Ava was born. 

We've reached out to Sonni's reps, so far no word back.  

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