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Amber Rose Sorry, Wiz's Mom ... She's Allowed to Insult You

11/20/2017 10:08 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Amber Rose did not inflict emotional distress on Wiz Khalifa's mom by allegedly blaming her for Wiz's sister's death ... so says a judge who just tossed the lawsuit.

Katie Wimbush-Polk just got thrown out of a Pennsylvania court because Amber's alleged statement was insulting, but it wasn't extreme and outrageous ... which is required in order to prove emotional distress.

The judge ruled, "Mere insults, indignities, threats, annoyances, petty oppressions, and other trivialities" do not give rise to a claim for emotional distress. The judge said Amber's alleged tirade was nothing more than beef between former in-laws.

As we reported ... Katie initially sued Amber for defamation earlier this year after the model allegedly called her an unfit mother and blamed her for Wiz's sibling's death ... who died in February of complications from lymphoma. The judge had already thrown out the defamation claim.

In other words ... this was just a nasty spat in the family. Case closed.

Sylvester Stallone Ex-Wife Brigitte Nielsen Sexual Assault Story is a Lie

11/20/2017 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Sylvester Stallone's ex-wife, Brigitte Nielsen, says there is no way Stallone could have sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl in Las Vegas because she was with him the entire time.

The Daily Mail posted a story that the 16-year-old met Stallone in 1986 during the filming of "Over the Top" and he invited the girl to his hotel room at the Vegas Hilton where he allegedly forced her to have oral sex with him as his bodyguard raped her.

Nielsen tells TMZ, "During the summer of 1986 we were newlyweds. I was inseparable with Sylvester when 'Over the Top' was being shot in Las Vegas. The story claims that at approximately 8:30 in the evening during the shoot of the movie the person claims she was in our suite at the Hilton Hotel."

Nielsen goes on to say, "This incident did not occur. Most of the day, I would watch him film, then we'd have dinner and go to our room. No other person was in the room with him, but me."

The Daily Mail post says the girl was introduced to Stallone by his "Over the Top" co-star, David Mendenhall. Mendenhall tells TMZ, "I was shocked when I read the Daily Mail article. It's completely false that I introduced a 16-year-old female stranger to Mr. Stallone near an elevator in the Hilton, or anywhere else for that matter."

He goes on ... "The only people I introduced to Mr. Stallone were my relatives who visited me on the set."

As for Nielsen, we're told she and Stallone haven't spoken in nearly 30 years. Nevertheless, she says, "I can say for certain that it is impossible for this incident to have occurred," adding, "It's unbelievable that Sylvester and his family have to suffer through this over something that never happened."

The Daily Mail post includes what looks like a police report filed by the 16-year-old. Vegas police have no record of the report. According to the story, the girl decided she did not want the case prosecuted so Vegas police dropped it.

Drake 'Free Meek Mill'

11/19/2017 1:32 PM PST

Drake seems to have buried the hatchet with Meek Mill -- at least for now -- 'cause even HE wants his archenemy out of prison.

Drake was performing in Melbourne, Australia Sunday for his Boy Meets World Tour when he took a moment to shout out a fan who was wearing a "Free Meek Mill" shirt.

Drizzy echoed the sentiment by saying, "Free Meek Mill too, man. For real" ... to which the audience roared in approval. 

The words are pretty powerful coming from Drake -- who, as you know, has had a long-lasting beef with Meek that seeped into this year ... despite Rick Ross trying to squash it.

Seems like much of the hip-hop community agrees on this one thing ... old feuds be damned. 

Diddy Loses Brother Love Trademark To Nashville Rocker

11/19/2017 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Diddy -- aka the man of a thousand names -- is gonna run into some issues if he wants to go slapping his new Brother Love alter ego on music and merch because there's already another BL in the game.

Rocker Larry Florman has been using the Brother Love alias since 2000 and has released 2 albums under the name. Florman told us he's shocked that he's the first to go after the trademark, considering he only did so a week ago after learning about Diddy infringing on the title.

It's also too late for wrestling's OG Brother Love, Bruce Prichard, who told us last week that he would be going after the trademark.  

Unclear how far Diddy was planning on taking his own Brother Love alter ego. He told us last week it was just the booze talking when he decided to make the change.  

Terrell Owens Zeke's Smart to Sit Out Now ... 'Why Fight It?'

11/18/2017 12:05 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Terrell Owens is giving Ezekiel Elliott props for manning up and accepting his 6-game suspension -- telling TMZ Sports Zeke is absolutely doing "the best thing" for him and the Cowboys.

"Why fight it? Go ahead, take your suspension -- you live, you learn from it and keep it moving," T.O. said.

Elliott's been battling with the NFL for months over whether or not he should have to sit out over domestic violence allegations ... but officially threw in the towel on Tuesday.

Terrell told us that's the right play -- even though the 'Boys backfield could suck without the superstar RB.

Tyrese Big Win in Court Judge Allows 50/50 Custody of Daughter

11/17/2017 3:12 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Tyrese just scored a big victory in court after a judge denied his ex's request for a permanent restraining order which would have severely restricted the actor's access to his daughter, Shayla.

The judge ruled Tyrese and Norma Gibson will get 50/50 joint custody beginning in January. Until then, we're told both sides have worked out a visitation schedule that will allow Tyrese to see Shayla over the holidays.

After court, he didn't have much to say about the ruling ... but made it clear he will eventually.

As we reported ... Norma claimed Tyrese physically abused the 10-year-old, claiming he beat her 12 to 16 times. Tyrese says he only struck her once on the bottom, and that Norma is simply vengeful.

Over the course of the 3-week court battle, Tyrese has posted multiple videos chronicling his own personal turmoil.

Tyrese had an online meltdown that he blamed on a Rx drug he was taking for depression.

He also claimed Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith gave him $5 million to dig himself out of a financial hole, but that turned out to be false.

Nonetheless ... the restraining order is now history, opening the door to a renewed relationship between father and daughter.

David Otunga Jennifer Hudson Did Me Dirty Throw Out Her Restraining Order!

11/17/2017 2:59 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Jennifer Hudson played super dirty by sneaking into court to get an order of protection against baby daddy David Otunga to get a leg up in their custody dispute ... so claims Otunga's lawyer.

Attorney Tracy Rizzo just filed legal docs asking the judge to throw out the order of protection a judge granted Thursday, forcing Otunga out of the family home and requiring him to stay clear of Jennifer and their 8-year-old son, David Jr.

Rizzo says she and David were blindsided by the order of protection and Hudson's lawyer never gave them any notice of the hearing. She says Hudson's endgame was to "gain an unfair advantage" in their custody negotiations which reached an impasse Wednesday, trying to make David look like the villain.

In the new docs, David is clear ... "All of the allegations ... are false. I have never physically pushed J. Hudson or in any other way harmed or threatened J. Hudson or our son."

Rizzo wants a hearing next Tuesday to vacate the order of protection, and David wants to be with his son for Thanksgiving. 

David claims he's been the primary caregiver of David Jr. since birth. Jennifer says she's been the primary caregiver.

Usher $20 mil Herpes Lawsuit Dismissed

11/17/2017 2:20 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The lawsuit filed against Usher -- claiming he gave a Georgia woman herpes -- has been dismissed, but there's an asterisk.

Laura Helm filed a $20 million lawsuit against the singer, claiming he had unprotected sex with her and transmitted the disease. She had a problem -- she told someone on a recorded phone call 2 days before the suit was filed that she only had protected sex with Usher.

Helm's lawyer withdrew from the case and Helm got a new attorney, who immediately filed legal docs to dismiss the case. It is, however, dismissed without prejudice, "with intent to refile." It's unclear why her lawyer made the move to dismiss.

We reached out to Usher's lawyer, Steve Sadow, but we were not able to reach him. Helm's lawyer had no comment.

Marcia Clark O.J. is a Loose Cannon

11/17/2017 1:22 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Marcia Clark's studied O.J. Simpson as closely as anyone on the planet ... so, it means something when she says his post-prison behavior seems totally out of control. 

We got the famed O.J. prosecutor at LAX Friday and asked her about the story TMZ broke -- Simpson getting booted and banned from the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Vegas.

Marcia's heard the news, and seems baffled by the choices her nemesis continues to make. Will it be enough to get his ass incarcerated again?

The way she sees it, O.J.'s totally unpredictable ... and that's not a compliment.

Tyrese Gibson Not Sounding Optimistic on D-Day In Court Battle with Ex-Wife

11/17/2017 11:55 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Tyrese Gibson will finally find out today if the restraining order that's keeping him from his daughter will be lifted -- but on his way into court Friday he didn't sound horribly optimistic.

The operative words he used as he arrived at court ... "sacrificial lamb" ... and it was clear he thinks that's what he's going to be when the judge rules. He also went off about the medication he was prescribed ... which he blames for his recent emotional outbursts on social media.

As for what's happening in court ... the judge has dropped the restraining order keeping Tyrese away from his ex-wife, Norma Gibson. But what matters most to him is whether he gets to see his daughter, Shayla.

Stay tuned for that ruling ... 

Ric Flair Manager Lashes Back You're a Despicable Liar

11/17/2017 12:08 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Ric Flair's management company says the wrestling legend is lying through his teeth in his lawsuit -- claiming allegations they stole his "30 for 30" money are "blatant lies."

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Flair sued Legacy Talent claiming they hid a fortune in payments he was supposed to get from several projects -- including $25k for the recent ESPN documentary on his life.

But Legacy says Flair's allegations are "baseless and defamatory" -- and they're respectfully BLASTING the guy in a statement to TMZ Sports.

"Ric Flair has always been known to be dramatic and looking desperately for the spotlight. That's fine as a wrestler but it is despicable when he blatantly lies," Legacy says.

"As anyone who read [the Ric Flair Grantland article] knows, Ric has always left a trail of destruction in his wake whether it be from his ex wives, the IRS, creditors, or from his former business partners and friends... the debris is everywhere.

"Our client wishes Flair nothing but the best and is sad that things have come to this after over a decade of hard work and incredible results for their client."

As for the explanation for the finances ... Legacy says:

"Our client provided Flair an accounting of funds as they always did throughout their representation. Flair then demanded funds that belonged to buyers be released from trust that he had not yet earned and our client would not be bullied into doing anything unethical. In reality the $37,000 in dispute are in his management company’s trust account while we were working out a settlement on the sums of money owed our client from deals and money Flair hid from his management."

David Otunga Jennifer Hudson is Lying About Abuse and Parenting

11/17/2017 11:14 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Jennifer Hudson is dreaming when she says she's the primary caregiver of 8-year-old David Jr., and she's lying when she says her baby daddy was physically abusive ... so says baby daddy David Otunga.

Otunga's lawyer sent a statement to TMZ, in which David "denies each and every allegation" Hudson has made against him. TMZ broke the story, cops removed David from the family home Thursday night after Jennifer got an order of protection claiming David was a threat to her and their child.

Otunga's lawyer says the breaking point was Wednesday night, when Jennifer brought the 8-year-old to their recording studio until 12:30 AM. David felt it was irresponsible, especially since it was a school night.

The statement goes on to say "At no time did Mr. Otunga 'physically push' Ms. Hudson as she has alleged."

As we reported, we're told David broke up with Jennifer several months ago after he confronted her and claimed she was cheating on him. The 2 tried reaching a custody arrangement but negotiations broke down Wednesday.

David says he's been their child's primary caregiver since birth because Jennifer's on the road a lot, and he scoffs at her new claim in legal docs that she's the primary caregiver.

David's lawyer says they're going to court to undo the order of protection so he can spend Thanksgiving with his son.

Jameis Winston Uber Driver Is Confused I Wasn't Sitting Next to Her

11/17/2017 10:46 AM PST
Breaking News

Jameis Winston says reports he sexually assaulted a female Uber driver are FALSE -- and claims he was NOT the only person in the car that night as the driver has claimed. 

Winston just tweeted about the BuzzFeed report in which Uber driver Kate claims Winston grabbed her crotch during a rowdy drive home from the Scottsdale bar scene in March 2016.

Kate claimed Winston was in the front passenger seat when the alleged assault went down. Winston is saying Kate is wrong about the allegations AND who was next to her that night.

"The story falsely accuses me of making inappropriate contact with this driver," Winston says ... "I believe the driver was confused as to the number of passengers in the car and who was sitting next to her."

"The accusation is false, and given the nature of the allegation and increased awareness and consideration of these types of matters, I am addressing this false report immediately."

"While I am certain that I did not make any inappropriate contact, I don’t want to engage in a battle with the driver and I regret if my demeanor or presence made her uncomfortable in any way."

The part that's unclear ... is Jameis leaving the door open to the possibility that whoever was in the passenger seat DID sexually assault the driver? He's not saying it didn't happen ... he's just saying, "It wasn't me."

Sources connected to Winston tell us he's adamant there were 2 other people in the Uber with him that night. 

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