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Lil Wayne Young Money Loses! David Banner's Getting Paid

9/27/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0921-lil-wayne-david-banner-tmz-01Lil Wayne's record label is getting called out for stiffing rapper David Banner, and now has to hand him more than $160k.

Banner won a default judgment in his lawsuit against Young Money Records -- he said the label owed him upwards of $150k for work he did on "Tha Carter III" and "We Are Young Money" ... specifically for three songs he produced.

According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Young Money failed to respond in the case ... so the judge entered the default of $164,303.19, which includes interest.

We're guessing Wayne already has an idea about how to pay off that tab.

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Ex-NFL Star Greg Hardy Arrested for Cocaine Someone Slipped It in My Wallet

9/26/2016 3:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0926_greg_hardy_mushot_wmFormer NFL star Greg Hardy was arrested for possession of COCAINE late Sunday night in Texas ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

According to the police report, Hardy was pulled over in a 2010 Dodge Challenger because he didn't use a turn signal.

Cops say Hardy and his passenger told them they had just eaten at Applebee's and were headed home. Police asked them if they had anything illegal inside the vehicle, and Hardy said no ... and then gave them permission to search the car. 

Police say they found a Louis Vuitton wallet on the center console -- which contained, "a purple plastic baggie containing a white pasty substance," along with multiple gun range membership cards. They also found a brown weed grinder.

Cops say they tested the substance in the LV wallet -- and it came back as cocaine. According to the report, Hardy told cops he didn't know what it was and said someone must've put it in there when he passed his wallet around at a party the night before.

Hardy was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance -- less than a gram. He was taken to Richardson City Jail ... where his bail was set at $5K. 

On the report, the former Pro Bowler is listed as "unemployed."

Hardy was arraigned Monday morning ... and bailed himself out moments ago.

Weston Cage Ex-Wife Sues Manager ... He Hated My Bouncing Boobs

9/26/2016 1:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0926_Nikki-Williams_instagram-2Nic Cage's former daughter-in-law wants a pound o' flesh from her manager ... after he pressured her into having a breast reduction.

Singer Nikki Williams -- who was married to Weston Cage for 2 years -- says Chameleon Entertainment CEO Breyon Prescott totally derailed her career and was verbally abusive ... according to a lawsuit she just filed.

Nikki says Prescott had beef with her boobs, telling her they were enormous and bounced excessively when she danced. She says he eventually coerced her into the reduction surgery in 2013. She's suing Prescott and his company. 

You'll recall Brandy sued Chameleon back in July for broken promises, among other things.

We've reached out to Prescott, so far no word back.

Michael Rapaport 'I Hope D-Rose Is Innocent' ... I Want To Root For Him

9/26/2016 1:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Can you root for a guy who's been accused of rape? 

That's the question we asked NY Knicks superfan Michael Rapaport ... who will have to make that decision when Derrick Rose takes the court in October. 

Rapaport gives a pretty thoughtful answer -- and explains why it's important for people to remember that Rose is supposed to be presumed innocent until PROVEN guilty in a court of law. 

"Hopefully, he didn’t do these things and these accusations go away."

T.I. Stepdaughter Avoids Jail Time For Airport Gun Charge

9/26/2016 10:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0617_Zonnique-Pullins_mug_clayton_countyT.I.'s stepdaughter got herself a get out of jail free card in her gun possession case, as long as she does right by a judge. 

Sources tell TMZ ... Zonnique Pullins avoided jail time after being charged for carrying a concealed weapon to Atlanta's airport in June ... because she's never had any legal trouble before this.

We're told she'll have to take a gun law training class, pay a $500 fine and complete 60 hours of community service. She also has to submit to random drug tests.

Zonnique has 90 days to get it all done, and the gun charge will be dropped. 

Derrick Rose 'Not Worried' About Rape Case 'I Ain't Done Anything Wrong'

9/26/2016 9:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

Derrick Rose is adamant he's NOT a rapist -- claiming, "I ain't do anything wrong" ... and says the upcoming trial will not be a distraction from his first NBA season with the Knicks. 

Rose faced reporters at Knicks Media Day in NYC moments ago where he was asked straight-up if he's worried about his upcoming rape trial. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Rose and his friends are accused of gang raping a woman in her L.A. home back in 2013. The case is headed for trial later this year. 

When asked how he's handling everything, Rose said ... "I’ve been handling it pretty good, I think. I really haven’t been thinking about it. I’m thinking about the team more than anything."

Rose was also asked about the LAPD investigation into the alleged incident -- to which he replied:

"I haven’t talked to anyone and this is my first time hearing about it. But once again, I’m not worried about it. I feel like I ain’t do anything wrong." 

He concluded -- "I can’t think about a case that I feel like I’m innocent in, where I feel like I ain’t do anything wrong. Like I said. And I can’t let that distract me with the year I have ahead of me."

Lil Wayne Bust Out the Receipts, Birdman ... It's Accounting Time!

9/26/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0923-birdman-taxed-fa-tmz-getty-02Lil Wayne just caught a major break in his legal war with Birdman ... a judge is forcing Baby to open his books to account for millions Weezy says he never saw.

Wayne had previously asked to see Birdman's financial records to find out how he burned through $70 mil they were supposed to split from a $100 million advance from Universal. 

As we reported ... Birdman's lawyers say they've already forked over more than 20,000 pages of docs to Wayne's legal team. But Wayne's attorneys claim those are useless, and they want a full-on money trail.

Here's the problem for Birdman -- his peeps over at Cash Money weren't keeping very good track of those records ... for 2 whole years. Birdman's lawyer shrugged it off this way ... "It is what it is."

That excuse didn't fly with the judge ... who gave Birdman 30 days to find those records, or get the right person who knows where they are and get 'em to Wayne.

Sounds like he should've listened to Wayne, and held onto his receipts.

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Jagged Edge Singer Terrorized My Fam Over Skateboarding Kid

9/26/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0923-Brandon-casey-tmzupdate_graphic_red_barBrandon denies any involvement, and says the neighbor has the wrong guy. The neighbor clearly believes it's him though ... because in the docs she references Brandon's brother and Jagged Edge member, Brian Casey.

She also says "Jagged Edge" repeatedly in a YouTube video she posted of the alleged incident.update_grey_gray_barOne of the guys from Jagged Edge doesn't want the party outside his house, if the party involves a kid on a skateboard ... according to the kid's mom, who says the singer and his crew beat her down.

The woman is Brandon Casey's next door neighbor, and in court docs she says a fight erupted in her driveway when someone in Casey's house got pissed about her son skateboarding. The person apparently thought the kid was on Casey's property.

The neighbor says a heated argument got amped up when 6 people ran out of Casey's house and "began to pummel" her. She says her husband had to break up the brawl.

She went to court to request, and was granted, a restraining order. Casey must now stay 25 feet away from the neighbor and her family.

The woman says she's been staying at a hotel for fear of another attack.

Corey Haim's Mother I'll Sue Corey Feldman ... If He Keeps Lying About My Son!

9/25/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0920-corey-feldman-corey-haim-TMZ-01Corey Feldman will have hell to pay in court if he keeps spreading lies about the late Corey Haim ... so says Haim's mother.

Judy Haim tells TMZ she's pissed about Corey Feldman blabbing to the media about alleged sexual abuse her son suffered as a kid in Hollywood.

She says that's all BS ... adding Feldman is just looking for attention and a big paycheck. Judy also says she sent Feldman a cease and desist letter back in July ... threatening him to stop the lies, or else.

Judy says she'll pursue legal action if Feldman doesn't shut his trap. It might be an uphill battle ... seeing as how you can't defame a dead person.

Feldman's rep tells us he's constantly asked about Haim, especially recently. The rep adds Feldman has tried to be respectful of both Corey and Judy. 

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Gilbert Arenas Judge Orders Baby Mama To Pay Up ... For STD Comments

9/25/2016 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0923_gilbert_arenas_laura-govan_tmzGilbert Arenas has won a battle against Laura Govan, but he hasn't won the war -- a judge just ordered her to pay him A LOT of money in one of their lawsuits against each other. 

As we previously reported, Arenas sued his baby mama for libel after she allegedly wrote a nasty email about how he gave her STDs ... and then leaked it to various media outlets.

The ex-NBA star claimed the email humiliated him and affected his ability to work on his app without distraction. 

Arenas just got a default judgment in the case, in which the judge ordered Govan to pay $110,110 for his emotional distress. 

Arenas was looking for seven figures, but the judge said there was not enough evidence to award that amount -- and also took into account that Govan said she "has very limited financial means at this time." 

Brad Pitt Prosecution 'Highly Unlikely' in Jet Incident

9/24/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0923_brad_pitt_getty-2It's almost certain Brad Pitt will not be prosecuted for any alleged assault against his son ... so say multiple law enforcement sources involved in the case.

Our sources say, with the conflicting accounts of what happened between Brad and 15-year-old Maddox 30,000 feet above the ground, there's no way to conclusively prove Brad intentionally inflicted harm on his son. 

As we reported, there are conflicting stories about the events leading to the confrontation on the jet. Based on all of our sources we believe the most credible sequence of events is that Maddox said something to Brad that pissed him off, Brad then lunged at his son, Angelina stepped in between them and at that point there was some physical contact between Brad and Maddox.

It appears Brad made contact with Maddox somewhere in the vicinity of the shoulder area. The biggest issue -- whether it was intentional or inadvertent. It's the job of prosecutors to prove it was intentional, and we're told that would be extremely difficult.

On top of that, we're told DCFS social workers saw no evidence of injuries on Maddox ... none.

And there's more ... no one filed a police report after the incident.

Finally, our sources say these cases are particularly difficult because of the blurred line between abuse and parental discipline.

As we reported, since the incident occurred in the air, the FBI has jurisdiction, and our law enforcement sources say it's "highly unlikely" anything will come of the agency's probe.

On the other hand, the L.A. County Dept. of Children's Services has a broader scope than the FBI. DCFS will go beyond the jet incident and talk to the kids and parents about the overall living situation. 

Stay tuned.

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NFL's Terrence Cody Released From Jail Early ... In Starving Dog Case

9/24/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0921-terrence-cody-getty-01The ex-NFL player who starved his dog to death has been released from a Baltimore jail 3 months early ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Terrence Cody -- who last played for the Baltimore Ravens -- was sentenced to 9 months behind bars after pleading guilty to multiple animal cruelty charges back in March. 

Prosecutors said the 28-year-old didn't feed his Canary mastiff for up to ten weeks. They also said the dog was kept in a crate that was never cleaned. 

According to a rep for the jail, Cody was released on September 21st. He was given 88 days credit for working and good behavior.

The judge also gave him 18 months probation. During that time, he's not allowed to own any animals.

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Miss Cleo For Psychic Friends Only ... No Makeup, Mon!

9/23/2016 4:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0923_miss_cleo-2Miss Cleo's famous image and accent got jacked by a makeup company before her death ... according to her old pals at the Psychic Readers Network

The PRN filed a lawsuit against Benefit Cosmetics for hawking makeup products with the help of Youree Harris, who played Cleo. According to docs, Harris was hired in March 2015, and Benefit created a Cleo doppelganger for its promos. 

PRN says Harris not only acted just like Miss Cleo in the spots, but one of them was titled "Flawless Friends Network" ... an obvious rip-off, they say.

Harris died in July, which was right around the same time Psychic Readers says it found out about Benefit's Miss Cleo-esque campaign.

Ironically, it took more than a year for a network of psychics to figure this out. Still, they want Benefit Cosmetics to kill all the ads and fork over the money they made off the "Cleo" campaign.

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