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KoЯn’s Jonathan Davis

Lawyers Slaying Me

For Serial Killer Museum Case

7/26/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0724-jonathan-davis-tmz-01Korn frontman Jonathan Davis got a bloody good deal when he wriggled out of a costly lawsuit over a failed serial killer museum, but he forgot to pay the guys who got him that deal ... and now they're suing. 

Davis was supposed to open the "American Curiosities Museum" with another investor, but the deal fell apart and Davis got sued twice. His lawyers say they stepped in, in 2006, and helped reach a settlement ... and even gave him a payment plan to settle his legal tab.

The attorneys say he owed $158,407 ... and they agreed to let him pay it down $1,000 a month. However, Davis stopped paying after just 2 months.  

Now they're suing for the balance plus interest -- which brings his legal debt to a whopping $256,021.

Davis is learning the hard way -- the only thing scarier than a serial killer ... is an unpaid lawyer.

Spelman College to Cosby

We Don't Want

Your Money Any More

7/25/2015 11:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Spelman College, one of the most prestigious African American colleges in the country has dropped Bill Cosby in a stunning way.

A college official says The William and Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Endowed Professorship will be discontinued and all remaining funds returned.

Cosby was a big supporter of the all women's college over the years and the school acknowledged his contribution by honoring him at various times.

It's the latest in an avalanche of back turns in the wake of the various sexual assault allegations.

Lil George

Meek Mill's A Hypocrite

He Jacked My 'Sauce'

7/25/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0724-lil-george-meek-mill-instagram-tmz-01Meek Mill is throwing stones from a giant glass house, because while he's blasting Drake -- a Detroit rapper claims Meek actually jacked parts of HIS song. 

17-year-old Lil George dropped his song, "I Got the Sauce," back in October ... and released a music video on social media in April. It wasn't a huge mainstream hit, but he says it got a lot of underground hip-hop cred.  

Cut to June, when Meek debuted his album with the song, "I Got the Juice." George says fans immediately started calling out Meek for ripping off George's rhythm and hook. 

LG thinks it's pretty ironic Meek's calling out Drake -- yet says he's not upset about the sitch. He understands artists sometimes borrow from each other ... and he's not even looking for a paycheck.

George says he'd be cool if Meek just acknowledged 'Sauce' inspired 'Juice' ... but it ain't gonna happen.

Meek's rep says there's absolutely no rip-off, and Meek's never even heard 'Sauce.' 

50 Cent

Socked With Another $2 Mil

in Sex Tape Damages

7/24/2015 1:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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2:25 PM PT -- 50 Cent's attorney has released a statement saying the rapper plans to fight the judgement hoping to "reduce the size of the award." 

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50 Cent has to fork over another $2 million in punitive damages to Rick Ross' baby mama for leaking her sex tape. 

The jury announced the judgment in NYC on Friday. 50 already got hit with a $5 million judgment in the case earlier this month ... which lead to him filing for personal bankruptcy. 

He told the jury this week that he was worth less than $5 million -- in an effort to get some leniency. Seems like it worked ... since Lastonia Leviston was seeking $15 mil in punitive damages.

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Bill Cosby

I Got My Ludes from a Gyno

7/24/2015 1:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Bill Cosby got the Quaaludes he used to drug women from a gynecologist.

The info was just made public by the Washington Post, which got hold of previously sealed documents in the sexual assault lawsuit filed by Andrea Constand.  

Cosby says he got 7 scripts for the drug, which was prescribed under the pretense of a bad back.

A lawyer who worked for the gyno, who died 13 years ago, says the doctor was unscrupulous and was the go-to doc for the rich and famous when it came to prescribing recreational drugs.

But according to court docs, the gynecologist almost came to blows with Cosby when he found out about Tamara Green, one of the women who accused Cosby of sexual assault.  He warned the comedian never to do it again.

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Hulk Hogan

FIRED by WWE

As N-Word Scandal Erupts

7/24/2015 6:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0724-hulk-hogan-tmz-01The WWE is cutting all ties with wrestling legend Hulk Hogan ... after finding out about him angrily using the n-word to describe someone who was dating his daughter. 

Our sources say the WWE fired Hogan after learning of a transcript of comments made on his sex tape. Hogan is in the middle of a lawsuit over the tape ... and the n-word remarks are expected to come out once the trial begins later this year.

The WWE released a statement Friday morning saying, "WWE terminated its contract with Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan). WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide."

TMZ has seen the tape ... and on it, Hogan is discussing his daughter Brooke's music career. He repeatedly used the n-word while talking about an African-American guy she was dating.

Hogan's attorney tells TMZ ... Hulk claims he was NOT fired, and actually resigned from the WWE late Thursday night. 

Story developing ...

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Chris Brown

Peace, Philippines ...

I'm Outta Here!

7/24/2015 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Chris Brown finally got out of the Philippines -- for real -- after being held there for 3 days because of a fraud dispute.

Brown had been in Manila since Tuesday, where he performed a show, but a promoter filed a complaint against him for allegedly bailing on a New Year's Eve concert ... so the government wouldn't let him leave

The singer was able to obtain a certificate permitting him to bolt ... and he boarded a private jet Friday headed for Macau, where he's performing tonight. 

The ordeal forced him to cancel a show in Hong Kong earlier in the week. He shoulda called Liam Neeson.

Future

House of Blues Concert Shut Down ...

After Crowd Melee

7/24/2015 7:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Future can't give it away in West Hollywood. His plan to throw a free concert was thwarted a second time Thursday after would-be concertgoers were unloading either smoke bombs or fire extinguishers. 

Future was at the House of Blues Thursday night when the crowd started rushing cops and clouding the joint up ... and that's when the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. came in and took care of business, shutting it down before Future could perform.  

This was the second failed attempt at a free concert ... earlier in the day, cops shut down the planned free concert at the Roxy when the crowd got out of control. 

Third time was a charm ... Future ended up performing at Supperclub in Hollywood. 

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Birdman

I'm Not Involved in Plot

To Shoot Lil Wayne

7/24/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0723-birdman-lil-wayne-tmz-01Birdman's finally breaking his silence on the Lil Wayne shooting, and despite police docs tying him and Young Thug to the suspect -- he's denying ANY involvement in a murder-for-hire plot.

Sources close to Wayne and Birdman confirm to TMZ what police docs insinuated ... that Birdman got a phone call on April 26, shortly after the bus was shot up in Atlanta. As we reported, police knew the call was placed between 2 phones registered to Birdman.

We're told the call came from someone in Wayne's camp who was understandably pissed, and anxious to tell Birdman what went down shortly before the shooting -- that Jimmy Carlton Winfrey had been kicked out of a club for harassing Wayne.

Winfrey was eventually arrested and charged with the shooting.

Our sources say Birdman assured Wayne he was not involved in any way, and vowed to help figure out who was behind it. 

We're also told the phones being registered to Birdman is not surprising, because they're company phones and everyone using them -- Wayne's people, Birdman, and even Winfrey -- is associated with Cash Money or Young Money.

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Grandmaster Flash

Stupid Valet Gave ...

My Car to a THIEF!!!

7/23/2015 2:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0723-grandmaster-flash-INSTAGRAM-01Grandmaster Flash lost his prized and customized possession because an overly generous -- and not so bright valet -- simply handed over the keys to a car thief.

Flash tells us his custom made 2014 white Dodge Charger-- nicknamed The Ghost -- was jacked from a parking structure in NYC last Thursday. Most frustrating of all ... he says the parking attendant didn't ask for any ID or parking ticket from the thief.  

Law enforcement sources tell us cops were called, but that was merely to take down a stolen car report. The Ghost had long since vanished by the time cops got there. 

Flash -- famous for rap classics like "White Lines" and "The Message" -- also lost some vintage vinyl records that were in his whip. He's considering a lawsuit against the parking company.

Don't push him 'cause he's close to the edge ...

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Dallas Cowboys RB

I'm As Guilty As ...

The Cologne I Stole

7/23/2015 12:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle paid some serious markup on the bottle of cologne he stole last year ... but at least the case is behind him now.

Randle pled guilty this week to a Class C theft charge for jacking a tester bottle of Gucci cologne from a Dillard's department store. As part of his plea deal, Randle got 180 days probation ... and paid a $500 fine. 

FYI -- actual retail price of the cologne is under $100, but the absolutely priceless part of this is ... Randle STOLE a scent called Guilty Black.

What up with that Gucci?

Allred to Cosby:

I'm Gonna Grill You Like a Cheeseburger

... On Video

7/23/2015 10:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0723_gloria_allred_bill_cosby_tmzGloria Allred is chomping at the bit to interrogate Bill Cosby after getting the green light from the California Supreme Court ... and she's not limiting her questions to her own client ... she wants the full story. 

The court cleared the way for Allred's client, Judy Huth, to proceed with her civil lawsuit against Cosby ... and the pressing matter now is the comedian's deposition. Huth claims Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion when she was just 15 ... more than 40 years ago.

Allred tells TMZ, she will absolutely ask Cosby about all the women -- 37 and counting -- because she says it proves his M.O. ... get them high, and then have his way with them.

Allred says she is sending Cosby a notice today, demanding to take his depo in the next 30 days, and making it clear it will all be videotaped.

She also says if Cosby refuses to sit for the depo in the next month, she'll ask a judge to hold him in contempt.

Cosby's got a problem ... he can't take the 5th because the statute of limitations has run out on all possible criminal prosecutions. So for Allred, it's open season.

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Chris Brown

I'm Being Held Hostage in Manila

7/23/2015 11:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Turns out Chris Brown's legal team was wrong -- he never got airborne in Manila -- he was turned around literally as his plane was on the runway, because he allegedly tried skipping out on a concert. Think of "Argo," except the plane doesn't make it out. 

The dispute has been brewing for months. Chris was supposed to perform in Manila for New Year's Eve but was a no show. The promoter says Chris got his million dollar payment and he's been demanding a refund ever since.

Well, Chris went back to Manila for another concert this week, but when he tried to leave the government blocked the flight after the promoter convinced officials what Chris did amounted to theft.

So he's now stuck in Manila, sitting in a hotel room and Instagramming for help from Obama.

Don't hold your breath, Chris.

  

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