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Kesha Trashes Dr. Luke Without Mentioning Dr. Luke

9/18/2017 7:40 AM PDT

Kesha held no punches against Dr. Luke ... just his name.

The singer was performing Saturday night in Las Vegas when, in the middle of performing "You Don't Own Me," stopped the show and delivered an emotional message -- NOBODY OWNS YOU!!!

Check it out ... she got more hardcore than that, and it's pretty clear we know who she's talking about. You'll recall she's in the middle of an ongoing legal war with her famous producer alleging he raped her.

She's bounced back strong, in more ways than one.

Kevin Hart Extortion Vid Person of Interest Will Take Lie Detector Test ... For a Price

9/17/2017 3:38 PM PDT

One of the people who could be the extortionist behind the Kevin Hart sexually explicit video contacted his lawyer and offered to take a lie detector test ... but the comedian would have to write a huge check to make that happen.

Sources familiar with the case tell TMZ ... the bizarre call was made recently by a person who apparently has some connection to the encounter between Kevin and the woman pictured above.

The person who called Hart's lawyer did not say what they would answer while hooked up to the polygraph, but said they would only sit for a 6-figure amount -- we're told somewhere around $500,000.

The crazy thing is this ... if the person is the extortionist, they're essentially saying they would go to prison for $500k. If they're not the extortionist, then they're a scam artist. 

Our sources say Kevin's attorney did not bite. 

As we reported, the FBI is on the case and is honing in on a suspect

Kevin Hart Video is Graphic Extortionist Admits Money Grab

9/17/2017 10:36 AM PDT

This is the woman at the center of the Kevin Hart video that triggered a multi-million dollar extortion demand, and the extortionist freely admits money is the end game.

The 4 minute and 47 second video is highly produced, with audio from Kevin on various radio shows as the video rolls.  The video cuts to a bedroom scene where it appears 2 people are having sex on a bed.  You can't see the people in the bed, but afterward you see a naked man walking in the room and it definitely looks like Kevin.

Now here's what's shocking ... the extortionist who made the video says the point is 2-fold ... to expose Kevin and to get money.    

"The real reason Kevin Hart orchestrated the Texas Hurricane Relief Fund, this so-called good deed was done to get ahead as he knew this damaging footage was one click away from being exposed as the liar and cheater he is.  Kevin Hart was privy to me wanting to expose him as I have made countless attempts to expose this information to various blogs, in an attempt to also get paid."

Sources connected to Kevin tell TMZ, whatever happened on the video, Kevin's hurricane relief efforts had nothing to do with the extortion attempt.

During the video you hear Kevin in interviews talking about being young and unfaithful in his first marriage but now that he's 36 he's learned to handle things differently, especially since it's so easy to get caught.

As we reported, the FBI is on the case and have a suspect.  It's unclear if they're looking at the woman who was with Kevin in the video or whether it's someone who either secretly recorded the encounter or gained access to the iPhone that captured it.

Kevin Hart Multi-Million Dollar Extortion Demand FBI Has Suspect

9/17/2017 8:58 AM PDT

Kevin Hart was the victim in an extortion attempt to the tune of millions of dollars, and we're told the FBI is on the case and has a suspect.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... an anonymous person contacted Kevin's camp and provided the video TMZ described Saturday ... showing Kevin and a woman in a sexually provocative situation.  The video then cuts to a bedroom where there appears to be sexual activity on a bed, although you don't see who is in the bed.

We're told the person demanded a multi-million dollar amount in return for keeping the video private.   There were actually several demands, and at one point the amount hit 8 figures.

Our sources say The FBI knows who the woman is who interacted with Kevin, and they either believe she is the one who made the money demand ... or someone who got hold of the iPhone that recorded the encounter made the demand.  Either way, FBI agents think they know the identity of the culprit.

Sources close to Kevin will not say if he's the one in the bedroom, although they do say the woman who is on the various videos has had sexual relations with another celebrity -- a TV star -- and they believe he might be the one in the bedroom videos.

Our Kevin sources also say the videos were recorded on an iPhone that was propped against an object in the room and such recording without consent is illegal.

Kevin Hart Swore Off Cheating Too Risky I'd Get Caught

9/17/2017 8:07 AM PDT

Kevin Hart opened up about cheating last year, and said he wouldn't do it ... not because it's wrong, but because the chances are he'd get caught.

It's pretty stunning in the wake of Kevin's claim he's being extorted over video showing him and a woman getting super cozy and another video which makes it appear a sexual encounter is about to go down.  Quick to point out ... in the prelude to sex video you don't see Kevin.

Hart told The Breakfast Club in January, 2016, social media combined with thots makes cheating a sexual form of Russian Roulette.  

As we reported, Kevin has contacted cops claiming someone has tried to extort him with the video.  He's not denying its him in some of the various clips.

Kevin apologized to his wife and kids Saturday, in a preemptive move. 

Burning Man Lawsuit My Camp Leader Torched Me!!!

9/17/2017 12:20 AM PDT

One of the camps at Burning Man was the scene of a tragedy ... a financial one for a guy who says his hired gun in the desert made off with $15k in camp dues.

Leon Feingold runs the New York Dangerous camp, and says he hired Adam Librot in 2016 to be one of his camp's leaders. If ya haven't been to BM, here's how it works. People set up theme camps -- you pay the camp and it provides shelter, maybe food, water ... depends on how much ya pay.

In a lawsuit, Feingold says Librot went rogue ... set up 4 new websites to collect dues ranging from $100-$500 a head, and got a total of $20k. Feingold says he agreed Librot could use $5k for camp expenses, but claims the other $15k went straight into his camp leader's pocket.

Feingold's suing to get back the dues, plus additional damages.

Kevin Hart I'm Being Extorted Over a Sexually Suggestive Video

9/16/2017 5:33 PM PDT

6:39 PM PT -- Sources who have seen the video tell TMZ there are several clips. The first appears to show a woman and Kevin in a club getting cozy. The tape then cuts to a bed, where you don't see the people in the bed ... but hear creaking and  what could be people having sex. You never see Kevin in the 2nd clip. The 3rd clip shows 2 people milling around a room, one of them looks vaguely like Kevin.

We're told the person allegedly extorting Kevin has demanded payment from him to avoid the tape's release. 

Kevin Hart is getting out in front of a messy situation by apologizing publicly to his wife and kids, and TMZ has learned it's all over a video that looks like he's cheating.

Kevin profusely apologized to his pregnant wife, Eniko Parrish, and his kids on Instagram Saturday ... saying he recently made some mistakes he deeply regrets. 

Sources tell TMZ a woman has allegedly demanded money from Kevin after shooting a video with him in which Kevin and the woman are engaged in "sexually suggestive" conduct. We are told it is NOT a sex tape, but looks like it is a prelude to sex. We're told that at a point in the tape when the action is the heaviest, you cannot actually see Kevin. 

A rep for Kevin tells us ... "Someone tried to set Kevin up in a failed extortion attempt. As law enforcement is involved, we cannot comment further as it could affect the investigation." 

Netflix's 'Narcos' Location Scout Shot & Killed On the Job in Mexcio

9/16/2017 11:43 AM PDT

A location scout for Netflix's hit show "Narcos" was shot and killed this week while working in Mexico ... this as the upcoming season shifts its focus to Mexican drug cartels.

Carolos Muñoz Portal was found shot to death Monday in central Mexico during location scouting for season 4 of "Narcos." He was reportedly found riddled with bullets in his car in a remote area near Hidalgo, which is known to have one of the highest murder rates in Mexico.

Netflix issued a statement saying ... "We are aware of the passing of Carlos Muñoz Portal, a well-respected location scout, and send our condolences to his family." Police are currently investigating the circumstances of Portal's death.

The new season of Narcos is expected to focus on the origins of the Juarez cartel in Mexico, and filming was supposed to go down there as opposed to Colombia where past seasons were shot. 

Unclear if Portal's death will derail production. 

Jean-Claude Van Damme Son Arrested on Police Video Allegedly Held Roommate at Knifepoint

9/16/2017 7:28 AM PDT

TMZ has obtained police video of the arrest of Jean-Claude Van Damme's son, and it's pretty intense.

TMZ broke the story, 21-year-old Nicholas Van Varenberg was arrested last Sunday in Tempe, Arizona, after a disturbance. Cops found a trail of blood leading to Nicholas's apartment, and apparently the roommate answered the door and let them in. Cops asked a few questions, then left.

But law enforcement sources tell us ... the roommate ran downstairs, claiming he had just escaped after Nicholas had been holding him at knifepoint ... furious he had opened the door.

The video starts when the cops returned to the apartment and are interviewing the roommate. It then cuts to the cops going down the hallway to arrest Nicholas. You heard him insist he had not gotten into a fight with anyone, but cops weren't buying it.

Police tell TMZ they searched the apartment and found a knife and weed. Nicholas was booked for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful imprisonment, marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.  

Blac Chyna to Rob Kardashian It'll Take 7 Figure$ To Settle Revenge Porn Case

9/16/2017 1:00 AM PDT

Blac Chyna may be settling her custody war with Rob Kardashian ... but she's not done with him in court.

Sources close to BC tell TMZ ... Chyna did NOT settle her beef with Rob over his revenge porn meltdown .... when he plastered nude pics of her all over social media.  

Chyna is determined to get her pound of flesh from Rob, in the form of 7 figures. She's still fuming over losing a couple of weight-loss endorsements, she says because the pics made it apparent she's had plastic surgery and the companies want au naturel.  

Our Chyna sources say she has a meeting with Rob's team -- presumably with her lawyer Lisa Bloom -- and a big fat check needs to be passed across the table or she'll see him in court.

TMZ broke the story, Chyna will get $20k a month from Rob in child support.

Stay tuned. 

Jerry Sandusky's Son Pleads Guilty To Child Sex Abuse Faces 8 Yrs. In Prison

9/15/2017 4:00 PM PDT
Breaking News

Jerry Sandusky's 41-year-old son, Jeffrey Sandusky, pled guilty to 12 felonies Friday in his child sex abuse case ... and faces up to 8 years in prison.

Police launched an investigation into Sandusky in 2016 after he allegedly sent text messages to underage girls requesting nude photos. In February 2017, J.S. was arrested and charged with 12 felonies and 2 misdemeanors ... including multiple counts of child sexual abuse.

Sandusky was set to go to trial next week in Centre County, Pennsylvania ... but entered an early plea of guilty to all counts with the court in the hope of getting a lighter sentence.

According to reports, he's guaranteed to serve at least 3 years in state prison ... however, the judge has the power to put him behind bars for as many as 8 years.

Jeffrey's dad, Jerry, is still in prison doing a 30-to-60-year stretch after being convicted of 45 counts of child sex abuse back in 2012.

Big3 Sues Champions League Quit Lying About Our League!!!

9/15/2017 11:57 AM PDT

BIG3's punching back at accusations it broke a deal with a competitor, and it's now suing that league for defamation.

Ice Cube's BIG3 slapped Champions League with a lawsuit after the CL claimed its league can't get off the ground and blamed the BIG3 for allegedly breaking a deal with Champions League.

In docs, filed by Mark Geragos, BIG3 says the Champions League posted a statement on its website that was a bald-faced lie. The CL said, "The issue is that Big3 violated the agreement that players would be able to play in both leagues even though all the players had prior agreements with the Champions League."

BIG3 says there was NEVER any agreement between between the 2 leagues and no BIG3 player was barred from honoring commitments to the Champions League. BIG3 goes as far as saying that 3 players who DID have a deal with CL were specifically allowed to play for Champions.

What's more ... BIG3 says the head of the Champions League is "a serial con-artist, fraudster and ponzi-schemer" who blames his failures on others.

BIG3 is suing for unspecified damages. We've reached out to Champions League, so far no word back.

Ezekiel Elliott Rep Blasts NFL They'll 'Stop At Nothing' To Suspend Zeke

9/15/2017 9:55 AM PDT

Ezekiel Elliott is clapping back at the NFL after they filed a motion in court this morning ... saying the league "will stop at nothing" to nail the star RB.

The NFL filed an appeal in a Federal Appeals court Friday morning arguing that Zeke should have to sit until his appeal plays out in court.

Last week, a judge in a Texas court ruled the opposite ... saying E.E. can play until the larger matter is sorted out.

Elliott's reps quickly responded, saying, "The NFL's latest legal maneuvering appears to be indicative of a league with an agenda: trying to navigate a public relations crisis rather than focus on fairness and fact finding."

"The only conclusion that can be drawn is that the NFL believes it can write its own rules and will stop at nothing to further its agenda of enforcing its unfounded assertions regarding Mr. Elliott."

In the league's filing, they asked the judge to make a decision by September 26 ... week 4 of the NFL season.

Zeke's reps are adamant they'll "zealously oppose any of the NFL's court filings."

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