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Dean Cain

Dog Gone Astray ...

Saves Pooch From Pokey

5/4/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Dean Cain Dog Dean Cain needs a tighter leash ... for himself and his dog --  his pooch was nearly sent to animal control after sneaking out, all because the actor failed to register his best friend.

Law enforcement sources tell us Cain's black lab Bella got loose last week but a good samaritan saved the day, and dropped her off at Malibu Coast Animal Hospital. Here's the problem: Bella wasn't licensed with the city ... so she was automatically labeled a stray.

Bad, Dean. Bad. 

Under standard ops all strays go straight to the pound -- but lucky for Cain he found out where Bella was within a few hours ... and raced over to pay the impound fee and then get her licensed.

Total cost for Dean -- $58. Keeping Bella out of the pound -- priceless

Good, Dean. Good!

Rosie O'Donnell's Wife

Rosie Must Be Drug Tested, STAT

5/3/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Rosie O'Donnell's estranged wife wants a judge to force the famous talk show host to submit to random drug testing until their custody battle is resolved ... TMZ has learned. 

We've learned Michelle Rounds and Rosie will face off in court on Tuesday and the custody of 2-year-old Dakota is at stake. Michelle is gunning for full custody on grounds Rosie is not a present parent because of excessive use of booze and weed. Rosie says it's all a lie and a money grab.

We're told currently they have 50/50 custody. Our sources say if the judge keeps the status quo while the case runs its course, Michelle's lawyer will ask for an order requiring Rosie to submit to random drug and alcohol testing, and if the tests reveal a problem she can then ask for an emergency order.

Rosie tells TMZ, "I'm not commenting on legal issues."

'Dancing with the Stars'

Male Dancers Moan

We're Being Sexually Exploited!!!

5/2/2015 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Women don't have a monopoly on people making them feel like sexual objects ... so says "DWTS" dancer Val Chmerkovskiy.

Val's partner, Rumer Willis, was licking her chops at the prospect Val and Artem Chigvintsev will be shirtless on the show next week, and Val explained there's more to him and Arlem than just pecs and a handsome face.

Val got handsy with Artem during Friday's rehearsal to punctuate his point.

Michael Lohan

I'm On an Installment Plan

for Child Support!

5/2/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Michael Lohan Paying Child SupportBad news for Michael Lohan, with a silver lining ... he still owes Dina Lohan a big chunk of change in child support, but at least now he gets to pay it off over time.

MiLo cut a check recently for $9,500 to the New York State Child Support Processing Center to partially settle his debt with Dina. He still owes around $6,000.

The judge has mercifully let the patriarch pay the balance in $1,500/month installments. Michael had previously argued he paid his kids directly because Dina was irresponsible in the money department, but the judge scoffed, ruling that dog don't hunt.  

The judge had previously revoked Michael's passport and suspended his driver's license, but he got them back once he paid the $9,500.

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N.W.A. Photog

Dear MTV, Express Yourself

WITHOUT Jacking My Photos

5/2/2015 12:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0501-nwa-viacom-wiki-01The guy who shot the most iconic image of N.W.A. says the same company keeps ripping off his classic work with the rap legends ... so now he's trying to take 'em down in court. 

In the docs, Howard Rosenberg says at least 3 of his shots popped up on MTV.com and BET.com -- which are both owned by Viacom. It's deja vu for Rosenberg ... who points out he also sued Viacom in 2011 for the same thing, and eventually settled.

Rosenberg says his N.W.A. pics are so valuable because they were shot in 1989 -- right before Ice Cube left the group. So he says they're rare shots of the whole lineup -- Cube, Dr. DreEazy-E, DJ Yella, and MC Ren.

Howard says he already fired off a warning letter to Viacom, which deleted the images from its websites ... but they still haven't paid him a dime.

He's now asking a judge to make the media giant cough up his cash and stop using his pics once and for all.

Adrien Broner

Cuffed in Vegas

For Fashion Felony

5/1/2015 2:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Boxing champ Adrien Broner was handcuffed and detained by cops in Las Vegas Thursday night, but not arrested ... and his people say it's all because an "a**hole security guard" didn't like the way he was dressed.

People in Adrien's camp tell TMZ Sports ... the 3-time world champ and 7 members of his posse went to Tao nightclub in the Venetian and plunked down $11k for a table. They say the host took the money and let them in, so they took the escalator up to the club and then things went south.

They say a security guard stopped them and said they had to leave because they weren't dressed properly, claiming their jeans and shoes were a deal breaker. Adrien got pissed and said it was hip-hop night and Fabolous was performing, so they were not only dressed appropriately but others were wearing the same thing.

The guard wasn't moved and ordered them to leave. Adrien refused so the guard called the cops.

Police came, cuffed Adrien and took him to a room. His people say police held the boxer for 20 minutes, let him go and then Adrien and his crew left the hotel.

Check out the video ... you hear Adrien say, "They're mad 'cause I'm rich" ... something that seems to be a theme when Broner meets cops.

Broner was arrested in Ohio back in January for DUI. The boxer humblebragged to the arresting officer he was "blessed" because he made more than $100 million in his career. He pled not guilty and the case is pending.

So far no comment from Tao.

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Vine Star Cameron Dallas

All Clean After Messy Paint Arrest

5/1/2015 4:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Vine star Cameron Dallas certainly isn't the next Picasso but his teen fans won't have to worry about him being a convict either because he just dodged the jail bullet.  

Cameron will not be prosecuted for allegedly throwing a paint can off his 6th story apartment balcony and nearly missing a woman below. Prosecutors tell us there just wasn't enough evidence he threw the can, despite cops insisting he did the deed. 

Our photog got Cameron out in Hollywood Thursday night and he insisted he was wrongly fingered for the offense. In fact, he says no one threw a paint can, and cops were trying to frame them. Get it ... paint, framed?

TMZ broke the story ... Cameron was arrested with two friends back in March. In addition to the paint can allegation, cops said he vandalized his apartment by covering it with paint, but that all turned out to be a civil matter ... covered by his security deposit. 

Advice to Cameron ... stick to 6 second videos. 

Bruce Jenner

Sued for Wrongful Death

In Car Crash

5/1/2015 11:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Bruce Jenner Crash LawsuitBruce Jenner has just been hit with a wrongful death lawsuit by the stepchildren of the woman who died in the Malibu car crash ... TMZ has learned.

The 2 adult stepkids of Kim Howe have filed a lawsuit, claiming Bruce was "careless and negligent" when he slammed into Howe's Lexus on PCH  back in February, causing it to careen into oncoming traffic where it collided head on with a Hummer.

As TMZ reported, law enforcement sources say video of the crash squarely lays blame on Bruce for being inattentive. They say he just wasn't looking when he struck the Lexus.

The lawsuit claims Bruce was speeding, however, that contradicts what law enforcement told us ... that Bruce was driving below the speed limit.

And as we reported, the 2 stepkids had virtually no relationship with Kim, and any damages they claim for her loss might be extremely hard to prove. They claim loss of affection, but friends who were close to Kim say there was no affection at all.  Kim had no other living relatives.

The L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. is still investigating the crash, and the file will be sent over to the L.A. County D.A. for possible prosecution, although from what we hear, it's unlikely prosecutors will file.

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B.B. King

Daughter Claims Elder Abuse

Police Called in Dispute Over Care

5/1/2015 8:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0501-bbking-getty-01Blues legend B.B. King's daughter believes he is being abused ... and called police Thursday to settle a dispute over whether he needed to be hospitalized. 

TMZ has learned there's a huge battle over B.B.'s care -- between his daughter Patty King and his longtime manager Laverne Toney. Patty, who lives with her father in Las Vegas ... tells us she wanted to take him to the hospital because his urine was orange and he wasn't eating. 

She claims Toney -- who has power of attorney over B.B. -- refused, so Patty called police. Responding officers called in paramedics, who agreed B.B. needed to be checked out by doctors.

89-year-old King was treated at the hospital -- and Patty says he suffered a minor heart attack. She also says this photo was taken during his brief stay, and she hopes the image will convince authorities something needs to be done to protect him.

Patty and her boyfriend filed a police report last November ... claiming elder abuse, and burglary. They accused Toney and her assistant of fleecing $20-$30 million from B.B., withholding his medications while on tour -- and jacking several Rolexes and a ring valued at $250k. 

Police are investigating, but no charges have been filed yet.

We've reached out to Toney for comment, but so far no word back. Patty says she's meeting with her attorney to discuss wrestling power of attorney away from Toney. 

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Barbra Streisand

Bitch Attacks Flight Attendant

5/1/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Barbra Stresand Dog Bit Flight AttendantBarbra Streisand's female dog just got herself into serious trouble at 36,000 feet -- attacking a flight attendant aboard a billionaire's fancy private jet ... and it was so bad, the victim needed stitches. 

The perp is a bitch named Sammie -- Barbra's 12-year-old Coton de Tulear ... who accompanied Streisand on Tuesday during a flight from NYC to DC on a PJ owned by billionaire investor Ron Perelman.  

Our sources tell us ... a female flight attendant noticed the dog and went over to pet her, but Sammie snapped, biting the woman's hand ... puncturing the skin and opening a wound that required stitches. 

We're told Barbra IMMEDIATELY apologized to both Ron and the flight attendant -- but everyone forgave her and the injured woman is expected to make a full recovery. 

#StillNotAsPainfulAsTheGuiltTrip

Lil B

$10k Got Jacked from My Room

After Weed Dispute with Hotel

5/1/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lil B Money Stolen Hotem RoomRapper Lil B is furious $10,000 went missing from his hotel room -- and he's pointing the finger at the hotel staff ... after management gave him the boot for hotboxing the place.

Lil B tells TMZ he was staying at the Oakland Airport's Red Lion on Tuesday when the hotel kicked him out because guests were complaining about marijuana smoke coming out of his room.

The rapper claims hotel management told him security had entered his room while he was gone ... found a small bag of pot, and then asked him to leave.

When Lil B went back to his room to collect his things, he says he noticed $10,000 cash was missing. He went to the front desk to file a theft report, but claims the employee ignored him. He recorded that awkward encounter and posted it online. He also blasted the hotel staff on Twitter.

Since the hotel wasn't helping ... B says he went to Oakland PD to file a report. Cops tell us they are "still in the process of verifying if this incident occurred."

We reached out to the Red Lion Hotel for comment ... so far, no word back.

Floyd Mayweather

NOT PAYING SUGE KNIGHT'S BAIL

... Says Money Team

4/30/2015 12:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0430_Floyd-Mayweather_suge_knight_TMZBad news for Suge Knight ... Floyd Mayweather will NOT be posting his $10 million bail if he wins his fight this weekend ... this according to a key member of Floyd's Money Team. 

TMZ Sports just got off the phone with one of Floyd's most trusted members of his TMT crew -- who tells us Suge's lawyer was just plain wrong when he told media outlets there was a plan in place for Floyd to fork over the money. 

We're told Floyd and Suge were close in the past -- but they haven't been in contact in several years. 

Suge is currently locked up in L.A. on murder charges -- and his attorney Matthew Fletcher reportedly said Knight was counting on Floyd to cover his bail.

We reached out to Fletcher for comment -- who says he only made the comments because that's what he was told by Suge's family.

Suge Knight

Bail Reduction Denied ...

Pleads Not Guilty

4/30/2015 9:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Suge Knight will not get the deep deep discount he wants on bail -- a judge denied his request during Knight's arraignment ... where he pled not guilty to murder.

The court previously reduced bail from $25 million to $10 million, but Suge wanted a judge to knock it down even more ... to $5 million. During Thursday morning's hearing ... the judge stood at $10 mil.

Suge walked on his own into court, but did use a wheelchair when he left. He previously complained he was embarrassed because deputies forced him to use the chair.

Knight is charged with murdering Terry Carter during a confrontation which was captured on video. Suge claims he ran over Carter in self-defense. 

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