Emilie de Ravin -- who starred in "Lost" and "Once Upon a Time" -- and her husband are getting a divorce ... the question, are they crying wolf again?
Emilie's husband, Joshua Janowicz, -- also an actor -- filed legal docs this week to end their 7-year marriage. Sounds clean, except for:
-- Emilie filed for divorce in 2007 ... 6 months after they got married.
-- The divorce lay dormant for 2 years ... Joshua was never even served with legal papers
-- In 2009 Joshua got served, and the couple announced they were getting divorced
-- They never got divorced.
So now Joshua cites irreconcilable differences. In his new legal docs, he says they've been separated since November.
They just can't quit each other ... or maybe now they can.
I'm Losing Billions to Fake Beats from China
7/10/2014 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dr. Dre -- who just made a fortune selling off Beats headphones -- wants to stop cheap, Chinese-made knockoffs from jacking his reputation ... so his company is suing alleged counterfeiters for what could easily be BILLIONS of dollars!
In the lawsuit, Beats claims a nefarious group of unnamed websites based in China ... are getting filthy rich selling cheaply-made, counterfeit headphones, bearing the red "b" logo -- and raking in more than $135 BILLION in revenue.
Beats points out it's the headphone of choice for Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Diddy and tons of other celebs ... according to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ -- so it has a vested interest in protecting its trademark.
Beats is suing to stop all sales of the forgeries ... and to take over all of the domain names used by websites hawking the fakes.
Dre and co. also want ALL profits from the head-phonies. And that's no dim sum.
I'm Not Racist or Homophobic
... Just Angry
7/10/2014 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dallas Davidson says he only screamed racial and homophobic slurs during his bar fight in Nashville because someone sent him into a blind rage.
Dallas tells TMZ he was provoked into an altercation and lost his temper while defending himself. Cops say he hurled racial slurs and screamed, "There's that f***ing fa****t that punched me."
Dallas says he's not racist or homophobic, adding ... "Although I cannot defend what I said, I am sorry for my insensitivity." He did not elaborate about who started the fight or why.
TMZ broke the story ... the country lyricist was arrested at Tin Roof in downtown Nashville for public intoxication and disorderly conduct after allegedly trying to start fights with various bar patrons.
Fired 'Legal Weed' Security Guard
I'll Work for Pot!!!
7/10/2014 10:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The guy who claims he was fired after getting the doobie-ous title, first person to buy legal weed in Washington -- says he's already on the hunt for a new job ... and he's trading on his newfound stoner fame.
Mike Boyer -- a security guard in Spokane -- says he was sacked after making the news for being the first guy in the state to buy legal buds.
Mike tells us his employer made him to take a drug test, but he told them he'd fail ... so his employer gave him the boot before the results came in -- even though he says his record was spotless.
Mike says he doesn't regret his new-found distinction ... and now he's looking to cash in on his local fame. He's hit up every dispensary in town and filled out an employment application.
Mike adds, "I'm the number one guy for legal weed in Washington."
'Goodfellas' Star Frank Sivero
I Have Italian Beef
With a Deli Owner
7/10/2014 10:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Frank Sivero -- who played Frankie Carbone in 'Goodfellas' -- is suing a guy he says is a real badfella ... a deli owner near the Mexican border.
Sivero claims he went to Deli Belly in El Cajon, CA in March ... where he posed for pics with fans.
According to the lawsuit ... the owner got hold of one of the pics and plastered it all over his website, advertising a Frank Carbone sandwich which is stacked with meats and cheese, including Genoa salami, mortadella, hot cappy, deluxe ham, provolone cheese and lots of other stuff.
The deli owner called the creation the Frankie Carbony. It doesn't seem Sivero is objecting to the name of the hero ... but using his pic has made him hot as branzino grease.
We went to the deli website and it looks like they 86'd Sivero's pic.
Let's hope the suit doesn't kill the sando completely ... cause it sounds amazing.
Country Star Dallas Davidson
After Drunken, Racial, Homophobic Bar Fight
7/10/2014 6:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dallas Davidson -- a famous country lyricist who's written huge hits, like "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk," "Country Girl, (Shake It For Me)" and "That's How Country Boys Roll," was arrested in Nashville early Thursday morning for fighting, hurling racial slurs and screaming, "There's that f***ing fa***t that punched me."
We're told Dallas was at Tin Roof in downtown Nashville when he got in a fight in the bar with various people.
Law enforcement tells us ... Dallas was challenging various people to fight-- swearing, punching his hand and screaming a string of obscenities. And they say he shouted various racial and homophobic slurs.
Cops say he reeked of booze and was arrested for disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
He was booked at 2:50 AM and is about to be released at the time of this post. We're told during the time he was held jailers administered a "medical screening."
Dallas and his ex-wife, Sarah Davidson, are both stars on the reality show, "Private Lives of Nashville Wives."
There's a Target on My Head
Thanks to Facebook
7/10/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The people at Facebook are heartless hypocrites ... censoring hunter/cheerleader Kendall Jones from posting the carcasses of the animals she's killed, but allowing others to post pics advocating Kendall's murder ... so complains Kendall's father.
Cody Jones says he contacted Facebook ... demanding they take down the "Kill Kendall Jones" page. Cody says FB told him to pound sand, because it didn't violate company standards.
The "Kill Kendall" page is a takeoff of Kendall's earlier postings ... where she proudly displayed her kills. The KK page turns the tables ... with the animals standing over a dead hunter.
Facebook tells TMZ, "We remove content and may escalate to law enforcement when we perceive a genuine risk of physical harm, or a direct threat to public safety."
He's No Gang Member
But Bloods Are Cool With Him Representin'
7/10/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown is no gangbanger -- no matter how many gang signs he throws -- but one set of Bloods say they're cool with him acting like one ... because he's paid his dues in the hood.
Chris has aligned himself with the Fruit Town Piru set ... dropping Bloods references on Instagram ... but leaders of the Fruits (who'll remain unnamed) tell us Chris was never officially initiated.
The Fruits are down with Chris claiming he's a Blood because:
- He's hired several of them to work for him ... giving their Compton community an economic boost
- Chris comes to the hood and hangs out with them
- He shot a music video in the neighborhood ... and even included some of them in the vid
- He donated a thousand pairs of new shoes to Compton kids
Plus ... they don't mind the national publicity they've been getting.
This IS L.A. after all.
Def Jam Founder Rick Rubin
Don't Ever Call Me Frederick
7/10/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hip hop legend Rick Rubin has a way with music and words -- he launched Def Jam, after all -- but when it comes to his own name he needs a little help from a judge ... to change it.
Rubin's filed legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- to legally change his name from the one on his birth certificate ... Frederick Jay Rubin.
The famed producer -- who's worked with Jay Z, the Beastie Boys, Metallica, Neil Diamond and many many more -- simply wants to make his nickname all legal and stuff.
Yes, he's going from Frederick to Rick -- 'cause who'd work with Fred Rubin?
As for why 51-year-old FredeRick's making the dramatic change -- his rep had no comment.
Paps Call BS
We Weren't Aggressive, She FELL!
7/10/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kelly Osbourne fell flat on her ass all by her lonesome ... and Kelly is full of crap when she says the paparazzi pushed her to the ground ... so claim the photogs.
Osbourne was photographed leaving a restaurant/bar in London Tuesday night with boyfriend Ricki Hall. The photos tell the story ... she ate it big time.
Kelly took to Twitter, claiming she got "pushed by paps." But the photogs on the scene tell us … she looked "a bit worse for wear" and slipped. We're guessing the American translation for "worse for wear" has something to do with alcohol.
Maybe it's just a gravity thing.
Jersey Shorts Lawyer for $29K
... Lawyer Sues
7/10/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Situation is in the worst kind of legal trouble -- the kind where his lawyer can't help, because his lawyer is the one who's suing him ... for 4 years of unpaid legal bills.
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother Marc Sorrentino owe long-time attorney Richard Wolfe $29,000 in legal fees from 2009-13 ... according to the lawsuit filed by Wolfe, and obtained by TMZ.
In the suit, Wolfe says the bros did knock $10,000 of their tab -- but also made failed attempts to pay ... including a cancelled $2,000 check, and a bounced $2,000 check.
He now wants damages for the bad checks, on top of the $29K.
As we first told you ... Mike's tanning salon employees accused him of bouncing their paychecks last month, and he got arrested for fighting his other brother.
So, yeah ... paying legal bills would be beneficial for this guy.
Dodging Jail Time For Egging
7/10/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber worked out what looks like a pretty sweet plea deal in his vandalism case … y'know for egging his ex-neighbor's house. The good news is he got probation, community service and zero time behind bars.
Bad news is that probation thing can be a real bitch! Right, Lindsay? And Chris, and Paris, and …
Plea Deal Requires
7/9/2014 2:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
3:25 PM PDT -- Bieber's camp tells TMZ ... "Justin is glad to get this matter resolved and behind him. He will continue to move forward focusing on his career and his music."
Justin Bieber is required to take anger management classes as part of his plea bargain in the egging case ... and he has to pay his neighbor a fortune.
Justin's lawyer, Shawn Holley, was in court with the prosecutor as the plea was entered. Justin pled no contest to misdemeanor vandalism and was placed on 2 years probation and ordered to perform 5 days labor -- probably picking up trash or graffiti removal.
Justin was ordered to pay his neighbor $80,900. Law enforcement sources had told TMZ ... the victim submitted estimates totaling around $20K but in court Wednesday the judge said the actual damages exceeded $80K. The prosecutor said, "The house is a dream house" and a lot of work had to be done.
As for anger management ... Justin is required to attend 12 weeks of classes with a minimum of 1 per week.
And Justin was ordered to stay 100 yards away from the victim and his family. That won't be a problem since Justin has moved.