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Kim Kardashian

Threatens to Sue

Over Intrusive Naked Photo

7/6/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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 is enraged that a photo agency is hawking pictures it claims to show her lying naked at her pool, and she's threatened to haul their asses into court.

Kim's lawyer, Marty Singer, fired off a letter to X17, an L.A. paparazzi agency, claiming the company is hawking pics that were taken in a helicopter hovering over Kim's Hidden Hills home. Singer claims the photog broke the law by taking the pic in a chopper with a telephoto lens.

Singer says even worse ... X17 is lying when it claims Kim was naked. He says she was wearing a blue bikini and when she saw the helicopter she grabbed a towel to cover up.  

Singer warned X17 if they sell the pics, they will face big damages for invasion of privacy.

Singer may have gotten through to the agency ... they took the pics off the website.

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Bobby Brown

I'm Gonna Nail Whoever Took Deathbed Pic

7/5/2015 3:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Bobby Brown is on a mission to expose the person responsible for taking a photo of Bobbi Kristina in hospice.

We got Bobby at LAX and asked if he agreed with his sister's rage-filled rant about the photo -- and he made it clear ... the Brown family's standing together on this.

As we first reported ... someone is actually shopping the pic around to websites and magazines.

Watch this video -- it's clear the the whole ordeal is weighing heavily on Bobby, but he's still pushing for "justice."

Brandi To Joanna

I May Be a Real Bitch

But So are You

7/5/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Brandi Glanville has unveiled her defense in the defamation case Joanna Krupa filed against her ... Joanna's at least as much of a bitch as her, so she should shut up.

As we reported, Joanna's suing Brandi, claiming she was defamed when Brandi told Andy Cohen her vagina smelled like fish.

Brandi says in new legal docs what she's doing is nothing compared to Joanna's campaign of bitchiness, saying Joanna taunted her on Twitter by giving her the finger after the Hard Rock in Tampa cancelled Brandi's personal appearance.

And Brandi says Joanna has publicly ridiculed her, claiming she was a drunk and a racist with a "little brain" ... and she's trailer trash.

It gets worse. Brandi notes Joanna had the audacity to wear a "TEAM RIMES" tank top in public. 

Anyone heard the expression, "A pox on both of your houses?"

Plies 911 Caller

Imma Get My Shotgun ...

These Rastas Are Armed!!

7/4/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Plies nearly got sprayed with a real shotgun on his music video set -- but lucky for him, a 911 operator convinced an armed passerby to let cops handle what he wrongly thought was a hostage situation.

We got the 911 call made by the guy who mistook Plies' rap music video shoot for an armed standoff between a "white boy" and a bunch of black guys "with dreadlocks" and guns. 

You gotta hear the terrified caller yelling, "They gonna shoot this white boy!" ... right before offering to intervene with his own loaded shotgun!

As we reported ... cops quickly responded and discovered the guns weren't loaded, and the drama was all scripted. 

'Basketball Wives' Royce Reed

Don't Pin Tampon Mess On Me

7/4/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Royce Reed's landlord is accusing her of clogging her dance studio plumbing ... with excessive tampons, and he's getting revenge by kicking her out on her ass ... according to Reed, anyway. 

The "Basketball Wives" star -- and Dwight Howard's baby mama -- just got slapped with eviction docs for her Orlando dance studio. The landlord says she missed rent in April and wants her gone, pronto.

Meanwhile, Royce filed her own docs ... saying she DID pay, even though the studio's become a real s**thole -- the plumbing backed up and flooded the joint. Not a great setting for dance classes.

In the docs, Royce says the landlord tried to blame it on tampons, and wanted her to cough up the dough to fix it. Her reply? There's no evidence the offending fem products are hers or her students. 

If that wasn't enough to tank her biz, Royce also says he leased out the neighboring space to a gun store -- intending to make her dance studio less desirable to kids. 

Royce wants the landlord to flush the eviction.

Diddy

D.A. REJECTS Felony Case

7/2/2015 4:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0702_p_diddy_tmz_3Diddy just got a huge break ... TMZ has learned the L.A. County D.A. has rejected the case, meaning he will not be charged with a felony, but Diddy is not out of the woods just yet.

We've learned the case will be referred to the L.A. City Attorney, which could file misdemeanor charges against the mogul.  

TMZ broke the story, Diddy was arrested last month after getting into a fight with his son's UCLA football strength and  conditioning coach. UCLA cops arrested him for felony aggravated assault and making terrorist threats.

The D.A. disposed of the case in a day, meaning it was a weak felony charge.  Now the City Attorney must decide if it warrants prosecution for a lesser offense, most likely misdemeanor assault.

The City Attorney could make a decision next week.

Doink the Clown

Baby Mama Sues WWE

Wrestling Killed My Son

7/2/2015 6:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0702-doink-the-clown-youtubeThe mother of Doink the Clown's children is suing the WWE -- claiming the former wrestling star suffered serious brain injuries in the ring that led to his death ... and the WWE ignored the problem. 

Doink -- real name Matthew Osborne -- died from a drug overdose in 2013 ... but in her lawsuit, Michelle James says his drug addiction was a result of years of concussions he sustained while wrestling.  

James says the WWE knew about the dangers of the brain injuries that has plagued WWE wrestlers for years ... and says the organization could have helped her son seek proper treatment.  

James says the WWE did create a program in 2006 called the "Wellness Program" -- but says it only deceived Doink by creating a false sense of security that led him to NOT get adequate treatment for his problems.  

But the most dramatic part of her suit ... James says Vince McMahon has essentially turned a blind eye to the scores of WWE superstars who have died young over the years -- ignoring huge warning signs that could've saved Doink and others. 

She lists dozens of examples ... including the Ultimate Warrior, Mr. Perfect, Crush, Bam Bam Bigelow, Eddie Guerrero, Randy Savage, Big Boss Man, Yokozuna, Chris Benoit and more.

James is suing for wrongful death, fraud and negligence. 

A lawyer for the WWE told the Dallas Morning News ... the suit has no merit and accuses Doink's family of simply trying to get "NFL money."

Chris Brown

Files Paternity Docs

I've Had It With My Baby Mama!

7/1/2015 3:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0307-brown-nia-tmz-instagram-01Chris Brown has had it with baby mama Nia Guzman's child support and custody demands, so he's asking a judge to lay down the law once and for all.

Chris and Nia have been at war over 1-year-old Royalty. She's demanding $15k a month in child support, way more than Chris says is fair. 

We've learned Chris just filed legal docs in Houston to establish paternity. That will give him the right to fight Nia over support and custody.  

Chis has been paying Nia what he believes is a fair amount -- she claims he's been paying $2,500 a month. He wants a judge to set the figure, which he's confident will be closer to his number than hers.

Chris also wants a judge to establish clear custody guidelines. He says Nia has been denying him the right to see his daughter, so he wants a judge to set her straight. 

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Rick Ross

Finally Out of Jail

... Ponies Up $2 Mil

7/1/2015 2:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Burn those "Free Rick Ross" tees ... he's finally getting out of jail a week after getting arrested for assault and kidnapping -- but he had to come up with a ton o' cash to get sprung. 

Ross' bond hearing in Fayette County, GA just wrapped up -- and the judge ok'd his release once he paid a $2 million bond ... which he scraped together from a few places:

- $1 million equity from the ex-Holyfield mansion he owns, and another GA property
- $500,000 surety bond (from a bail bondsman) 
- $500k in cold hard cash

Ross' attorney also promised his client would hand over the entire Holyfield property to the county ... if he intimidates or threatens any witnesses.

Prosecutors reminded the judge how vicious the alleged crime was -- telling him Ross dragged the groundskeeper back into the house and beat him multiple times ... and also held a gun to his chest and threatened to "pop a cap" in him if he talked.

Prosecutors said Ross was pissed because the groundskeeper -- who lives on the property -- had people over for his birthday the night before.

The boss will also have to wear one of those GPS ankle monitors ... a la Lindsay Lohan back in the day.

Prosecutors to Warren Sapp:

YOU BLEW OUR HOOKER DEAL

... You're Going to Jail!

7/1/2015 2:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0202-warren-sapp-mug-wm-3Warren Sapp has BLOWN one of the greatest plea deals ever -- AZ prosecutors are gunning to put him IN JAIL for breaking their deal in his hooker case by getting charged with domestic violence in Vegas ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

We broke the story ... Sapp cut a huge deal with prosecutors in AZ after he was busted with prostitutes in February in which he agreed to complete various counseling programs and stay out of trouble, and in exchange the charges would be thrown out.

Problem is ... the agreement specifically states that if he gets charged with ANY OTHER crime while enrolled in the program, the deal is off and Sapp would get 30 days in jail and 24 months probation. 

Fast forward to Vegas ... where Sapp was just charged with 3 counts of domestic violence for allegedly beating up his longtime girlfriend stemming from an incident in April. 

AZ prosecutors took notice ... and this week, they filed new court docs seeking to hold Sapp responsible -- looking to enforce the terms of the Arizona sentence, ASAP. 

Now it's up to the judge to sign off on the request ... which means Sapp could be headed to the clink in the very near future. 

Stay tuned ...

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NFL's Brandon Spikes

Guilty In Maybach Hit & Run

... Avoids Jail

7/1/2015 10:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0701-brandon-spikes-getty-03Ex-New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes has pled GUILTY in his hit and run case stemming from a June crash in his Maybach ... but he won't do one single minute behind bars. 

Instead, Spikes has been ordered to pay more than $2k in fines and his driver's license has been suspended for one year. 

As we previously reported, cops found Brandon's expensive Maybach on the side of the interstate in Foxboro, Mass. on June 7. At first, Spikes said he hit a deer, but was lying. Instead, he smashed into the back of an SUV -- leaving 3 people with minor injuries, including a 12-year-old girl.

Spikes was initially charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury crash, negligent driving, speeding and failure to stay in his lane.

But he struck a plea deal, and got probation for one year. His driver's license was suspended and he's been ordered to complete a safe driving course. 

Spikes was released by the Pats following the crash. So far, no other team has picked him up. 

Enrique Iglesias

Arrested for ...

Driver's Seat Switcheroo

7/1/2015 10:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Enrique Iglesias got busted trying to slip out of the driver's seat of his ride when cops pulled him over recently -- possibly because he knew he had a suspended license ... just a guess.

According to Miami police, Iglesias was driving a white Cadillac Escalade back in May when cops pulled him over for driving in a closed off express lane. That's when his Houdini act began -- police say Enrique hopped into the back seat while his passenger slid into the driver's seat. 

The magic act bombed ... with cops, anyway.

Enrique and the passenger, his tour manager, both got arrested ... and both have pled not guilty to obstruction. Enrique also pled not guilty to driving with a suspended license. 

Rick Ross

Tired of Jail

Asks for Bail

7/1/2015 9:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0701-rick-ross-court-01Rick Ross finally has his day in court ... after sitting in a Georgia jail for 7 days.

Ross -- who's visibly tired -- didn't have the option of bailing out ... the judge has treated this as a no-bail case because the rapper faces kidnapping and aggravated assault charges over an altercation he had with a groundskeeper at his estate.

It appears Ross' lawyer is there to argue his client should be released on bail.  

The alleged victim claims Ross pistol-whipped him, injuring his jaw and neck and chipping two teeth, and that the injuries were so bad, he's been forced to eat through a straw.

The judge hasn't ruled yet.

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