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Robin Thicke Paula Patton Cries Technical Foul In Custody War

2/21/2017 10:58 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0221-paula-patton-robin-thicke-TMZ-01Robin Thicke has just lost his main lawyer in his custody war with Paula Patton, because a lawyer who worked in the firm that once represented Paula now works at the firm that represents Robin.

Robin has been represented by attorney Larry Ginsberg, a partner at Harris, Ginsberg. A law firm that once represented Paula in the custody fight employed a lawyer who jumped ship and moved over to Harris, Ginsberg.

During a court hearing Tuesday, Larry Ginsberg made it clear ... the lawyer in question has no involvement in the Patton/Thicke case, but the judge felt there was always the chance of water cooler talk so Ginsberg is now off the case.

We're told Robin still has legal representation from other firms in a war that continues to rage.

Clifton Powell False Rape Case Haunts Me ... Cost Me Acting Roles

2/21/2017 8:42 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Clifton Powell is trying to put an old rape allegation behind him, but says the case has cost him dearly ... and now he's trying to mend fences in Hollywood.

We got the "Ray" and "Next Friday" actor at LAX, where he told us the 4-year-old civil rape case against him has been thrown out ... despite tremendous collateral damage.

Clifton gets pretty emotional here recounting the case, and the roles it cost him -- but was thankful for media outlets that "got it right." He also hints at a lawsuit with those that didn't.

Boxer Yusaf Mack Beats Down Twitter Troll In Barber Shop ... After Gay Attacks

2/20/2017 9:00 AM PST
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Openly gay boxer Yusaf Mack unleashed a barber shop beatdown -- attacking a man he claims has been harassing him online over his sexual orientation.

TMZ Sports confirmed paramedics were called to the L A Clippers shop in Philadelphia Saturday evening ... after Mack wailed on the man in front of customers and employees.

Witnesses tell us Mack attacked the dude while the victim's head was in a sink in the middle of a wash. 

Mack tells us he got sick and tired of the online harassment and decided to confront the guy face-to-face. Mack is unapologetic and says the guy got what he deserved.

We also reached out to the victim who didn't want to talk ... but has since issued several homophobic statements on his Facebook page, including:

"I rather have a video of some beating me up then a video of someone seeing me take a d*** up my a** any day."

The man says he will retaliate against Mack ... "Me and him gonna fight again."

Mack says he's not scared.

Scott Baio Alleged Attacker Skates Trump Factor?

2/20/2017 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0216-scott-baio-nancy-mack-TMZ-GETTY-01Scott Baio's not getting the justice he wanted -- the wife of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer will not be charged for physically attacking him ... and Donald Trump may have played a factor in the decision.

The Ventura County D.A.'s office rejected the case against Chad Smith's wife, Nancy Mack ... they say because the assault just wasn't that bad.

TMZ broke the story ... Scott was at a school event for his daughter when Nancy confronted him over his vigorous support for Trump. Scott says she beat on him and then started berating him, screaming, "Grab 'em by the pussy!!!"  

Now, here's what's interesting. Prosecutors are not supposed to file cases when there's no reasonable chance of winning a conviction. With today's political climate and a Southern California jury pool that, at best, is deeply divided -- 42% of Ventura County residents are Hispanic -- getting 12 people to agree she was out of line might just be a pipe dream.

NFL's Emmanuel Sanders Blew A FORTUNE On Sidechicks ... Furious Wife Claims

2/20/2017 12:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0215_emmanuel_sanders_gabriella-sanders_tmz_instagramThe estranged wife of Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders has declared WAR on the NFL star -- claiming he lied, cheated and spent THOUSANDS on chicks he was banging on the side. 

It's all in ANGRY court docs filed by Gabriella Sanders -- who blasts the father of her 2 children with a metaphorical bazooka right from the get go. 

"When he's not playing football on the field, he 'plays the field' with numerous women whom he is or has committed adultery."

Gabby lays out multiple marital "atrocities" allegedly committed by her husband -- and claims he spent "thousands upon thousands of dollars on girlfriends and wasting the community estate, even purchasing a vehicle for one of his illicit affairs."

The allegations are strikingly similar to those of Shelly Sterling -- who claimed her husband Donald Sterling had no right to give $2.6 mil in gifts to V. Stiviano. She sued V and won. V was ordered to reimburse the Sterling estate.

Gabby filed for divorce from Sanders back in October and in the new court docs filed in Texas she says there is ZERO chance of a reconciliation. 

Emmanuel signed a $33 mil extension with the Broncos back in Sept. -- with $27 mil fully guaranteed.

But there's more ...

Gabby also claims Emmanuel lied to the Broncos -- claiming he told the team he needed to miss a practice in Nov. so he could be in Houston for the birth of their child ... which was a a lie so he could go out partying. 

We reached out to Emmanuel's camp for comment -- so far, no word back. 

Nick Cannon Got My Talent Show by Stealing ... I Need $1.7 Million!!

2/20/2017 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Nick Cannon tried to sign a bunch of new talent -- outside of 'AGT' -- through a mobile app he created and allegedly stole ... according to the guy who's now suing Nick for BIG money.

Nick launched his N'credible app to find amateur singers, comedians, rappers, models ... anyone entertaining. If they were good, Nick would sign on to be their manager -- but Enrico Taylor says the whole plan was his idea.

Taylor says he met Nick in early 2015 to get him on board with HIS company, "I Discover Stars." Taylor says he told Nick how he'd already teamed with Birdman to run a digital talent search for Cash Money Records -- and Nick loved the idea because he was "growing tired of his 'America's Got Talent' job."

But he claims Nick went radio silent and then 5 months later, BOOM ... N'credible launched.

Download that NCREDIBLE APP to be on Wildnout! NOW!!!

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In his lawsuit, Taylor says it's no accident Nick's social media call for people to submit their talent videos sounds eerily similar to the one Birdman did in 2014. 

Not only is he accusing Nick of stealing the idea -- Taylor says the bigger problem is Nick's app was a total flop, and it's hurting his ability to get his own app off the ground.

He's suing for damages of $1,750,000.

Kim Kardashian Robbery Crime Scene Pics Surface Footage of Suspects Too

2/19/2017 1:06 PM PST
Breaking News

0219-kim-kardashian-crime-scene-photos-gallery-launch-TF1-02Crime scene photos of the Kim Kardashian Paris robbery have surfaced  ... and some of the images are chilling. 

France's TF1 news channel released photos of the crime scene as well as surveillance video of several of the alleged robbers.

The photos show Kim's bedroom and bathroom, the tape used to bind her hands and what appears to be the gag they used to silence her.

The French report also shows surveillance footage of some of the suspects meeting at a cafe multiple times after the robbery. They also allegedly used code names and code words to discuss the crime over the phone.

As we reported ... Kim went to NYC earlier this month to provide testimony to a French judge. Cops have nabbed 17 suspects in total, but have only charged a handful so far. 

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Guess Model Sues I Paid for Bev Hills Luxury Got Roach Motel Hell Instead!

2/19/2017 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0217_model_roaches_compositeA smoke show Guess model says she couldn't drop a deuce without cockroaches dropping on her head -- a nightmare scenario, especially in a high-priced Bev Hills crib.

Romanian hottie Nicoleta Vaculov says she'd dropped a total of $9k to move into the place last summer, but immediately discovered it was literally crawling with roaches. She says it was so bad they were all over her bed and the clothes in her closet.

In the perfect horror movie scene -- she had to cover the vent in her bathroom because las cucarachas were falling on her while she sat on the throne. Go ahead ... picture that.

Nicoleta bolted after a few months and now she's suing her landlord. She blames an overflowing dumpster near her apartment, and says the infestation stressed her out so much she couldn't model. 

And THAT would be a crime ...

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Plies Driver's License Yanked ... No Blow, No Go!

2/19/2017 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0217-plies-tmz-01Plies is already feeling the consequences from his DUI arrest, even before he gets to court -- he's lost his driver's license because he refused to take a breathalyzer test.

The rapper's license will be suspended for 1 year ... regardless of what happens in his DUI case. Cops say he declined all testing -- breath, urine and blood -- the night he was busted last month in the Tampa area. That decision triggers automatic suspension under Florida law.

We broke the story ... Plies was busted driving the wrong way down a one-way street. According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, he was also driving without a shoe at the time.

Hope he found it -- dude's gonna be hoofin' it for a while.

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Patti Stanger Widow Sues Over Lame Dates

2/19/2017 12:10 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0217-patti-stanger-tmz'Millionaire Matchmaker' Patti Stanger ripped off a widow who was looking for love by hooking her up with a worthless dating service ... according to a new suit.

Heidi Williams claims she wanted to hire Patti to get back into the dating game -- her husband died a few years ago -- but Stanger said she was too old for her clientele.

According to the suit ... Patti referred Heidi to a friend's dating service -- Pretty People International. Heidi claims she dropped $15,000 for a PPI membership ... and Patti got a referral fee.

Heidi's lawyer says the service left her high and dry -- she only got one real date and one phone date. 

Heidi wants a full refund times 3 -- $45,000.

We reached out to Patti's peeps and PPI ... so far, no word back.

For any curious single fellas out there ... here's a shot of Heidi.

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Shelly Sterling Tenant Sues You Fractured My Face!!!

2/18/2017 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

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Shelly Sterling's got a bush problem and she may be way beyond a landscaper solution.

Shelly's being sued by one of her tenants, claiming her shoddy yard work caused her severe injuries.

Franchesca Cacciapuoti says she tripped over a rose bush that sprouted onto the walkway and suffered a badly bruised face, as well as a fractured nose and finger.

The 84-year-old retiree says Shelly -- who runs the Sterling Family Trust which manages the building -- failed to properly maintain the walkway.

Cacciapuoti's lawyer, Arthur Liberty, says Shelly's gardeners were sloppy, cutting only a stem here and there rather than cutting them all down to the nub. Arthur says the area where Cacciapuoti tripped is dimly lit.

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

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Michael Floyd Sentenced To Jail ... For Extreme DUI (UPDATE)

2/17/2017 11:00 AM PST
Exclusive Details

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update_graphic_red_bar2:15 PM PST -- Floyd turned himself in to Maricopa County Jail on Thursday around 3 PM and posed for a new mug shot.

Jail records show he's scheduled to be released on March 11.update_grey_gray_barNFL's Michael Floyd has struck a plea deal in his extreme DUI case and will have to serve some time behind bars.

As we previously reported, the 27-year-old receiver was arrested on December 12 after cops saw his car was stopped at a green traffic light and found him asleep at the wheel.

Now, according to court records ... Floyd pled guilty to extreme DUI and in exchange, he was sentenced to 120 days in jail. According to Jonathan Roy of Fox 10, he will only serve 24 days behind bars and the rest on house arrest.

Floyd also has to complete 30 hours of community service and pay a $5,115 fine.

All the other charges against him were dismissed.

Because of the arrest, the Arizona Cardinals cut Floyd from the team. He was later picked up by the Patriots ... and we all know how that ended.

Roman Polanski's Rape Victim Rape is Not the End of the World

2/17/2017 1:19 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Roman Polanski's rape victim, Samantha Geimer, says she's sick of victims' rights advocates and others trying to paint her as a pathetic creature ... she's fine and doesn't think rape necessarily destroys lives.

Geimer, who was 13 when Polanski raped her 40 years ago, is solidly in favor of the famed director regaining his full freedom. TMZ broke the story, Polanski's lawyer is going back to court next week, asking a judge to recall the fugitive warrant and rule his client did his time under the plea deal.

Geimer says all she seems to encounter are people who don't want her to be ok, to serve their agenda.

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