Burt Reynolds has been divorced from Loni Anderson for 20 years ... but it's still not over, and we've learned Loni is still dogging him for nearly a quarter of a million bucks to make things right.
It was one of the most bitter divorces in the history of Hollywood. He accused her of sleeping around. She accused him of physical brutality. And there were drug allegations and lots of other things. The 5-year marriage officially ended in 1993, when Burt agreed to pay Loni $234,794.13.
Loni -- who starred in "WKRP in Cincinnati" -- says Burt paid some but still owed her $97K. He didn't pay, went into bankruptcy in the late '90s, continued to ignore the debt, and went into foreclosure, etc.
Loni went back to court and 2 months ago the judge ordered Burt to pay up once and for all. But with interest, the tab has now swelled to $154,520.98.
We contacted Burt's rep ... so far no comment.
Phaedra Bailed On Me …
So I'm Ready to Bail on Our Marriage
7/18/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Apollo Nida may be going into prison a married man -- but it's doubtful he'll come out that way … because his wife, "Real Housewives of Atlanta" cast member Phaedra Parks "didn't even f***ing show up" for his sentencing.
Nida -- who just got 8 years for check fraud and money laundering -- went off about Phaedra with Atlanta's B-100, admitting he's still "salty" about how she's treated him since he got charged.
Just as fascinating … Nida talking about accepting his punishment like a man, but also copping to crying like a baby over it.
Katt Williams Sued
His Fistful of Diamonds KO'd Me
... Says Tour Manager
7/17/2014 5:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mark Williams claims Katt went off on him back in May, according to a new lawsuit filed in L.A. ... and obtained by TMZ.
Williams -- who doesn't mention any relation to Katt -- claims Katt hit him "with such force and power that he was rendered unconscious for a period of 90 seconds."
The lawsuit doesn't say where or why the alleged scrap went down, but it must have hurt like hell because Williams adds ... Katt was "wearing his diamond rings which served as a brass knuckles weapon."
Williams claims he suffered a concussion, loose tooth, and unspecified facial and head injuries.
Taking Heat for Malaysia Crash Joke
7/17/2014 10:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jason Biggs is getting trashed for joking that he now wants to sell his Malaysia Airlines frequent flier miles ... but he's not backing down.
Biggs tweeted shortly after the crash of the 777 jetliner, "Anyone wanna buy my Malaysia Airlines frequent flier miles?"
People went nuts on Biggs, saying, among other things, "Go f**k a pie you piece of s**t. You're such an attention seeking f**king whore," and "You'd laugh if your kids died in a plane crash?"
Biggs recoiled in anger, saying, "Truly - you losers are literally trying to find s**t to get angry about. Channel your issues elsewhere," and, "Hey, all you 'too soon' assholes - it's a f**king joke. You don't have to think it's funny, or even be on my twitter page at all."
High Marks for Community Service,
7/17/2014 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West just got glowing reviews from the judge in his battery case ... after completing a chunk of his community service at an L.A. fashion school.
Kanye's lawyer was in court ... telling the judge Kanye has completed 30 of his 240 hours of community service at L.A. Trade Technical College. The community service supervisor called Kanye's progress, "an excellent display of work."
It also came out Kanye is "performing excellently" in his anger management -- completing 10 of his 24 sessions of therapy.
Truth be told ... Kanye got more community service than most people in his shoes.
So far, so good.
Recovering One Step at a Time
7/17/2014 6:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tracy Morgan made his way ever-so-slowly from his NYC doctor's office to his car ... as he continues to recover from that horrific car accident.
Tracy -- supported by a walker, his fiancee Megan Wollover and daughter Maven Morgan -- is fresh out of a rehab facility ... where he's recovering from multiple injuries including a broken nose, femur and broken ribs.
We were told early on doctors were uncertain if Tracy would make a full recovery ... but he's definitely making progress.
'Treme' Star Rob Brown
Settles Racial Profiling Suit
7/17/2014 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Treme" star Rob Brown has reached a settlement with Macy's over his racial profiling lawsuit from last year ... TMZ has learned.
As we first reported, Brown sued the popular department store after he claimed he was falsely accused of credit card fraud while shopping for a watch for his mom. He claims he was handcuffed and paraded around the store before everyone realized their mistake and let him go.
According to court docs, Brown reached a settlement "in principle." The docs say the case was dismissed but Brown has a right to refile it ... presumably if the settlement agreement falls apart.
A rep for Macy's tells TMZ, "The lawsuits by various plaintiffs who alleged racial profiling by Macy's have been settled in principle. We are making no further comment. Our company strictly prohibits discrimination of any kind and has zero tolerance for racial profiling."
'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' Brawl
Joseline Bit the Flesh Off a Guard
Cast Wants her Fired
7/17/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Smack talk about crack triggered the all-out brawl on the "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" set ... ending with a security guard getting a piece of flesh ripped off his body... and they say Joseline Hernandez is the culprit and they want her FIRED.
Cast and crew who were present during the melee tell TMZ ... Tuesday night's fight started when Benzino called Stevie J a crackhead. Stevie J then charged Benzino, yelling "f*** you."
Stevie J's GF Joseline then amped things up by attacking Benzino's wife Althea, punching her in the face so hard everyone around heard a crack. Joseline then pulled out part of Althea's weave.
But Joseline's handiwork wasn't done ... Joseline then made a beeline for Waka Flocka Flame's wife, Tami -- yanking out Tami's pony tail weave. Waka's mom Debra jumped in, punching Joseline in the head and ripping out her extensions.
Security then booted Joseline from the set. On her way out she passed shower-rod queen Mimi Faust in the stairway ... elbowing her in the back and shoving her down the stairs.
The security guard tried to subdue Joseline, who then bit the guard, ripping off a piece of flesh.
So now ... a number of cast members are making a play to get producers to fire Joseline.
'Pippi Longstocking' Actress
Ex-BF Says Her Dad Warns
She's Armed and Dangerous
7/17/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Pippi Longstocking" actress Tami Erin has an ex-boyfriend who should worry about getting shot ... this according to her own father.
David Young -- Erin's ex live-in BF -- ran to court a few days ago for an order prohibiting Tami from coming near him. David says he broke up with Tami nearly 2 years ago and she went radio silent ... until last month.
David says Erin started calling him at his Merrill Lynch office and leaving threatening messages. He didn't think much of it, until he spoke with Mr. Longstocking, who told him his daughter was "very dangerous" and he had reason to believe she had a gun.
We could not reach Tami for comment.
'Alias' Star Michael Vartan
Headed for Divorce Court
7/16/2014 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Vartan -- who famously dated Jennifer Garner during the production of "Alias" before she left him for Ben Affleck -- is getting the boot again ... his wife has filed for divorce.
Lauren Skaar filed legal docs citing irreconcilable differences.
The two met at a Whole Foods in L.A. She says Michael had engaged in some "calculated stalking," with the help of her email address.
The two married 3 years ago. They have no kids.
She's asking for spousal support. She works as a real estate agent and filed for divorce herself ... without a lawyer.
Michael has appeared most recently as a recurring character on "Bates Motel" -- which by the way is awesome.
Forced to Make it Right
By Ponying Up $2 Mil
7/16/2014 1:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Apollo Nida just got his tab for committing check fraud and money laundering -- $1.9 MILLION in restitution.
TMZ has obtained court docs which breakdown who gets the money Apollo must now pay. Some of the heavy hitters include:
-- JP Morgan Chase $828,300
-- IRS $127,011
-- Delta Airlines $24,985
-- State of California $15,778
-- State of Connecticut $45,525
-- State of Texas $39,275
And there's more. Apollo -- who is married to Phaedra Parks from "Real Housewives of Atlanta" -- screwed over pretty much everyone with whom he came in contact.
He'll have plenty of time to think about his misdeeds. Apollo was sentenced to 8 years in federal prison.
'Playaz Club' Beef Settled
Pays $100K for Borrowed Lyrics
7/16/2014 10:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Drake just paid a ton of respect to Rappin' 4-Tay -- in the form of cold, hard cash -- to settle a beef in which 4-Tay claimed Drizzy jacked his rhymes.
4-Tay first put Drake on blast when YG's hit "Who Do You Love" came out. Drake drops lyrics on the song that are clearly ripped straight from 4-Tay's 1994 hit "Playaz Club."
4-Tay was offended Drake didn't give him credit on the song. No lawsuit was ever filed, but sources close to the situation tell us a very lucrative agreement was reached.
4-Tay's manager tells TMZ ... Drake's record label agreed to pay 4-Tay $100,000 for "borrowing" the lines.
Not shockingly ... 4-Tay tells us he's no longer offended.
Man Breaks Into Compound
Looking for Katy Perry
7/16/2014 6:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
7:10 AM PT -- According to Barnstable Police, LaCroix, who police discovered sitting on a couch and reading a book, told police he entered through an unlocked door. LaCroix also said he had a gift for Perry and was also there to see ... John F. Kennedy.
Cops say that after talking to LaCroix for a few minutes, they realized he "was detached from reality."
A scary moment for the Kennedys at the famed Hyannis Port compound ... a crazy guy entered the house looking for Katy Perry and hung with the clueless 16-year-old grandson of Ted Kennedy.
Barnstable Police tell TMZ ... there was no sign of forced entry. At around 6:30 Tuesday night ... 53-year-old James LaCroix just walked inside and started cooking dinner.
Ted Kennedy Jr. -- who was in Connecticut -- called the home just after 9 PM to check on his teenage son. The intruder answered and the panicked dad called the cops.
When cops arrived they found LaCroix -- still in the kitchen -- and he said he was there looking for Katy Perry.
Cops say Kennedy's son came home in the evening and ran into LaCroix ... but he thought LaCroix was just a house guest.
LaCroix was arrested and charged with breaking and entering.
In 2 weeks the house will be filled with Kennedys ... Cheryl Hines and Robert Kennedy Jr. will tie the knot there.
Hyannisnews.com shot video of LaCroix being led out of the home.