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Frances Bean Cobain Hubby Wants FAT Allowance You Left Me Broke!

8/25/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0824_frances_cobain_Isaiah-Silva_gettyFrances Bean Cobain's estranged husband says he won't have a penny to his name without her ... so he's asking a judge to make her pay up.

Isaiah Silva is requesting spousal support, and according to the docs he wants a ton of it -- nothing less than $25k a month.

Isaiah says he left a steady job when they got married and Frances promised to cover a bunch of his monthly expenses, including paying private school and housing bills for his child from a previous relationship.

Now, he says Frances wants to renege on those commitments. Isaiah claims Frances has upwards of $100 mil in her dad's estate, and says he deserves half of the money she earned off business deals made during the 2 year marriage. He says there's no prenup.

Frances made it clear in her divorce docs ... the Kurt Cobain money is hers alone and not Isaiah's -- but she is open to paying some spousal support.

Thomas Gibson Looking for Cars in Audi Wrong Places

8/25/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0824-thomas-gibson-getty-01Thomas Gibson says he's just one of many Americans who got screwed by Volkswagen's massive recall last year, and now he wants to settle the score in court.

In a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ ... Thomas claims an L.A. dealership, and VW by association, lied to his face when they told him his 2012 Audi Q7 offered him horsepower, fuel efficiency AND clean diesel.

He says those claims were BS, noting the feds found VW -- Audi's parent co. -- passed government emissions tests under false pretenses ... which lead to its recall of roughly 11 million cars worldwide.

Thomas -- who's freshly unemployed -- says he's opted out of the class action suit against VW. He's going all lone wolf, presumably because he thinks it'll net him more dough out of zee Germans.

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Hope Solo Hit with 6 Month Suspension ... For Trashing Sweden

8/24/2016 4:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0824_hope-solo-gettyHope Solo has just been benched by Team USA soccer for SIX MONTHS -- for trashing Team Sweden as a "bunch of cowards" after they beat the U.S. in an Olympic match earlier this month.

U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati announced the suspension Wednesday afternoon -- saying the comments were "unacceptable and do not meet the standards of conduct we require from our National Team players."

But what's really interesting ... Gulati says Solo got such a harsh suspension because of her history of embarrassing off-the-field issues ... like the time Hope and her husband went joyriding in a Team USA soccer van without permission, while her husband was drunk. She was suspended 30 days for that incident. 

"Taking into consideration the past incidents involving Hope, as well as the private conversations we've had requiring her to conduct herself in a manner befitting a U.S. National Team member, U.S. Soccer determined this is the appropriate disciplinary action," Gulati said. 

Translation -- the team is sick of Hope's crap.

After the suspension was announced, Solo released the following statement on Instagram.

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Kim Richards Dodges Jail Bullet

8/24/2016 1:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0824-kim-richards-tmz-02Kim Richards narrowly avoided jail after blowing off her community service and AA meetings in her shoplifting case.

Kim's lawyers were in court Wednesday for a probation violation hearing ... this after she missed the deadline for completing 30 days of community service and 52 AA sessions.  

Her lawyers presented proof that Kim belatedly did most of her community service and is now up to date on AA meetings, so the judge cut her a break.

Kim stays on probation and everything must be completed by the next hearing in November.

Kim was convicted of shoplifting for stealing $600 worth of stuff from Target.

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Faith Evans Judge OKs Bad Boy Reunion Single Mamas Gotta Eat!!!

8/24/2016 11:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0824-faith-evans-bad-boy-tmzFaith Evans just scored one for single moms everywhere -- a judge shot down a promoter's request to block her from performing at the Bad Boy Family Reunion concert in Atlanta. 

The judge ultimately sided with Faith cause she's a single mom of 3 who makes a living performing ... and it wouldn't be fair to stop her from performing with Diddy on Sept. 8 in Atlanta. On the other hand, Jeremy Hill -- the promoter who sued her -- had already replaced her for his concert ... according to legal docs. 

TMZ broke the story ... Hill sued Faith when she bailed on his Sept. 10 concert at Wolf Creek Amphitheater. He's seeking damages in excess of $100k.

It's interesting ... according to the docs, the judge acknowledged Faith breached her contract with Hill, whose goodwill and credibility was on the line. The judge also noted that since replacing Faith -- with the R&B band Next -- the show hasn't been selling.  

Plus ... since Hill announced Faith was no longer performing at his concert, he said he's received around 200 requests for refunds. 

Still ... the judge felt Faith had more to lose. 

Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Sued Your Concert Cracked My Spine

8/24/2016 9:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0824-snoop-dogg-khalifa-tmz-01Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa are being sued by 17 concertgoers who were injured when a front row railing collapsed at their New Jersey concert earlier this month.

You'll recall ... at least 40 people were hurt -- several had to be hospitalized -- when the crowd barrier gave out without warning. One of the victims says he suffered a fractured spine.

According to the suit, Snoop and Wiz yelled, "Everybody in the mother******* grass bring your ass down here" ... right before the collapse. The plaintiffs say that call to action caused the stampede which lead to the collapse.

Three of the plaintiffs were employees at the venue, BB&T Pavilion. Live Nation, which owns the venue, is also named as a defendant in the lawsuit. They say the company had made shoddy repairs on the railing in the last year.

After the collapse, people fell roughly 10 feet onto the concrete below, and the show ended abruptly.

Tamar Braxton 911 Call My Husband Bit Me ... Right in the Ritz!

8/24/2016 8:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Tamar Braxton's domestic dispute with her husband got so down and dirty, he bit into her hand ... according to a friend who called police.

TMZ obtained the 911 call made Sunday from the Ritz-Carlton in Atlanta -- the caller immediately tells the operator about the alleged bite, and Vincent Herbert fleeing the scene.

As you can imagine ... the operator's concerned an ambulance will be needed.

Neither Tamar nor Vincent is saying what really went down. We got them at LAX the next day, and they made it seem like all's right in their world.

Ryan Lochte Phelps Got 6-Month Suspension ... And He Could Have Killed Someone

8/24/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0819-four-us-swimmers-ryan-lochte-rio-gunnar-bentz-jack-conger-jimmy-feigen-GETTY-02Ryan Lochte is going to get punished by the USOC ... but sources connected with the 4 swimmers don't think it's fair for the organization to annihilate them to appease those who are out for blood.

Lochte's lawyer, Jeff Ostrow, tells TMZ he has faith in the USOC and that the organization will punish Lochte in a manner that matches his conduct during the drunken Brazilian escapade. Ostrow would not say more.

Michael Phelps' punishment for his 2 DUIs is unquestionably relevant. The reality is ... but for the grace of God, Phelps could have killed an innocent person while driving drunk. After his second DUI in 2014, the USOC imposed a 6-month suspension.

The org. did not strip Phelps of his medals or keep him from competing in the 2016 Olympics.

As for Lochte and crew, they were drunk as well, but none got behind the wheel. Our sources say worst-case scenario ... Lochte damaged a sign outside a gas station bathroom and peed on the grass.

As for the "lies" -- our sources are adamant ... he and the other swimmers were taken out of a cab at gunpoint and ordered to turn over hundreds of dollars ... classic robbery. The sources acknowledge the swimmers were deceptive by implying they were pulled over in a moving cab.

Bottom line ... sources connected with the 4 swimmers say a 6-month suspension would be harsh given Phelps' punishment, but could still be justified. Anything more, they say, is just vengeance to appease the media and the public.

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U.S. Swimmer Jimmy Feigen Brazil Extorted Me ... For King's Ransom

8/24/2016 6:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0824-jimmy-feigen-getty-02Team USA swimmer Jimmy Feigen says Brazilian officials tried to shake him down following the gas station incident in Rio ... demanding more than $46,000 to let him leave the country. 

Feigen just spelled out the situation in a statement through his lawyer -- saying on the day he was scheduled to leave Rio -- hell broke loose at a Brazilian courthouse. 

Feigen says he was given two options: 

Option 1 -- Remain in Brazil while the police continued the investigation. "This process was estimated to take at least a month and I would be required to remain in Brazil."

Option 2 -- Pay a fine of $31,250 for the return of his passport and perform 15 days of community service. 

Feigen says he decided both options were unreasonable and shot down both deals -- the prosecutor responded by raising the fine to $46,875!

Finally, Feigen says all parties agreed to a $10,800 fine which would be paid in 3 days. If not, the fine would be raised to $46k.

Feigen paid the next day and got the hell out of Dodge. 

By the way, Feigen also says his group did NOT ever break into the gas station bathroom that night -- but they did "make the regrettable decision to urinate in the grass behind the building" because the bathroom was locked. 

Affluenza Mom Now Doing Time ... Behind Bar

8/23/2016 7:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0823-tonya-couch-tmz-wm-01Tonya Couch, the mother of the "affluenza" teen who fled to Mexico with her son, is back on her feet -- especially during happy hour -- tending bar.

We've learned Ethan Couch's mom is slinging drinks at the Honky Tonk Woman Saloon in Azle, TX. Tonya's telling her customers the Saloon gig was a lifesaver because no one wanted to hire her after she and Ethan were captured in Mexico last year. We're told she's had the job for about a month.

Tonya was cleared to start working in June. She was just released from house arrest on Tuesday, but still has to wear an ankle monitor. Ethan's doing 2 years for violating probation -- and Tonya's still facing 2 felonies -- for their illegal jaunt to Mexico.

The Honky Tonk Woman calls itself a bar for people from all walks of life, hosting pig roasts, NASCAR parties and biker rallies. Definitely a good time, but a long way from Couch's old comfy life in the 'burbs.

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The Kardashians Judge Orders Sisters' Face Down

8/23/2016 5:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0823-kardashians-tmz-instagram-03Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian just scored a legal victory against the beauty company that was plastering their mugs all over the Internet to hawk a cosmetic line.

TMZ broke the story ... the girls sued Haven Beauty -- which bought a failing cosmetics line called Boldface -- claiming the company had no right to use their images to sell its products.

The company fired back -- the prior owner made a deal with the Kardashian sisters in which they obligated themselves to promote the cosmetic line, which included using their images on the company's website.

The girls fired back again, saying yes, they made a deal, but Haven and the prior owner screwed them out of royalties so the deal was over.

A judge just agreed with K, K and K, and issued an injunction prohibiting Haven from using a trace of the famed trio.

There are still legal issues to settle, but the ruling is a big victory for the women.

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Blac Chyna Sued Your Friend, Your Car, Your Problem

8/23/2016 5:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0823-blac-chyna-tmzBlac Chyna sent a woman to the hospital ... at least according to a woman who has now filed suit against the the future Mrs. Kardashian.

TMZ broke the story ... Chyna's friend, Paige Addison, was tooling around in Chyna's BMW back in November when she blew a stop sign and slammed into an SUV and injured 2 people inside. The lawsuit claims Chyna should've known Paige was a bad driver and should never have let her take the wheel.

Paige was charged with felony hit-and-run.

The people in the SUV want medical expenses, lost wages and other damages.

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

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Ariana Grande Sued Your 'One Last Time' Is Just An ALL NIGHT Rip-off

8/23/2016 5:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0823-ariana-grande-getty-02If the hook in Ariana Grande's hit song, "One Last Time," sounds familiar that's because she jacked it from a song that came out 2 years earlier ... according to a new lawsuit.

Songwriter Alex Greggs says he wrote, and holds the copyright on the 2012 tune, "Takes All Night" ... an EDM track for Skye Stevens. In the suit, Greggs says Ariana and David Guetta -- who produced "One Last Time" -- duplicated the most memorable part of his song ... the chorus!

Greggs is a heavy hitter, who's worked with Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake and both Jacksons -- Janet and Michael -- and says Ariana copied his music as well as lyrics, like ... "take(s) [or taking] you home."

He's suing for a cut of the profits from AG's track, a top 20 hit in 2014.

Go ahead and play juror ... check out both tunes. 

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