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Blac Chyna Drops All The Kardashian Sisters Except Kim from Lawsuit

11/15/2017 12:29 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Blac Chyna's making a big change in her lawsuit against the whole Kardashian family -- she's apparently letting all the sisters, except Kim, off the hook ... for now, anyway.

According to docs, obtained by TMZ, Chyna is filing to remove Khloe, Kourtney, Kendall and Kylie from the legal battle, where she's accusing the fam of getting her show canceled. It's full steam ahead as far as Kim, Kris and Rob Kardashian are concerned.

Before the sisters start celebrating ... there's some fine print. Chyna lists "Does 1-100" as defendants -- that's legal speak for people you could later add to the lawsuit. It's entirely possible she'll refile against the sisters.

But for now, at least ... they're in the clear.

R. Kelly Fan's Family Your Apology SUCKED ... We're Suing You!!!

11/15/2017 11:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

R. Kelly royally screwed up his apology for making fun of an autistic fan and that's why the family's planning to sue his rude ass.

TMZ broke the story ... Kelly bullied 27-year-old Lenny Felix into singing "I Believe I Can Fly" and then mocked him endlessly after a chance encounter outside a Hollywood nightclub. Kelly's since taken down the video in which he ridicules Lenny and replaced it with an apology video.

But the family's spokesman, Lenny's uncle Scott Lettieri, tells TMZ ... the apology was insulting because Kelly "would not take responsibility for disrespecting and getting a laugh at the expense of a sensitive young man who suffers from autism."

Lettieri went on to say Kelly used "Trumpian rationalization for shaming and bullying a sweet autistic young man ... [and] we feel there is no recourse but to pursue legal action."

We've reached out to Kelly, he had no comment.

Glenn Frey Eagles Legend Left Everything to Wife

11/15/2017 11:12 AM PST
Exclusive Details

Glenn Frey -- the late co-founder and guitarist for the Eagles -- left everything behind to his wife ... according to legal docs obtained by TMZ.

Frey's will lists Cindy Millican -- to whom he was married for more than 25 years -- as sole heir to his fortune. He also named her executor of the will ... leaving her responsible for distributing his personal items like jewelry, clothing and furnishings based on his wishes.

According to the docs ... Glenn suggested famed Eagles manager Irving Azoff and attorney Barry Greenfield serve as co-executors if, for some reason, his wife can't serve.

The will lists assets of $100,000 ... but, obviously, Frey had much, much more dough than that. The doc describes a family trust, which likely contains the bulk of his wealth. 

We broke the story ... Frey died in January 2016 of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia. He was survived by Cindy and their 3 kids. Only one of them is a minor.

There is a bit of bookkeeping as well ... in the docs, Cindy says she doesn't have the original will, just a copy. She has to disclose that to the court, but it shouldn't be an issue ... unless someone contests the will, and no one's expecting that.

Nicki Minaj Lends Support to Mom Visits Brother in Jail

11/15/2017 10:15 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Nicki Minaj went to see her brother behind bars for the first time since he was found guilty in his child rape trial, but she only did it to support her mother ... TMZ has learned.

Sources tell us she has not had a close relationship with her brother, Jelani Maraj, since he was charged for raping his 11-year-old stepdaughter. She made an exception this time, solely because her mom wanted to go.

We're told Nicki took her mother, Carol, to the Nassau County Jail last week. Carol hadn't seen Jelani since the guilty verdict.

As we reported ... Jelani was found guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child and endangering the welfare of a child. He'll be sentenced next month, and is facing 25 years to life in prison.

Al Sharpton Props to Trump on LiAngelo Ball 'Broke Clock's Right Twice A Day'

11/15/2017 9:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

LiAngelo Ball might just be the answer to world peace ... 'cause Al Sharpton is actually BACKING Donald Trump after POTUS' involvement in the LiAngelo-China saga.

"I think that President Trump speaking to (President) Xi to make whatever arrangements were made ... was good," Sharpton told TMZ Sports in NYC. "He did the right thing."

But, don't expect to see Donald and Al hitting the links anytime soon ... 'cause Sharpton says "even a broke clock is right twice a day."

Also, probably worth noting that we got Sharpton BEFORE Trump publicly demanded 'Gelo and his UCLA bros show him some love. 

Still ... it's a start.

Bonus: Al's got a piece of advice for LaVar Ball ... and something tells us the Big Baller ain't gonna like it.

Melissa Etheridge No Jail in Border Drug Bust ... Plea Deal Struck

11/15/2017 9:11 AM PST
Exclusive Details

Melissa Etheridge can keep on smiling' -- she made a plea deal in her marijuana possession case that keeps her out of jail.

Burke County State attorney Amber Fiesel tells TMZ ... Melissa pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, a Class B misdemeanor. She'll pay $1,000 in fines and fees and get 6 months of unsupervised probation. If she keeps her nose clean during that time, the case will be tossed.

Prosecutors wanted Melissa to submit to drug testing, but the judge shut that down after hearing Melissa has a medical marijuana card in Cali to treat her cancer-related pain.

As we reported ... Melissa's tour bus was stopped near the U.S.-Canada border in North Dakota back in August, and a K-9 detected her marijuana oil.

Blac Chyna Sued That Family Pic Ain't Yours to Post!!!

11/15/2017 8:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Blac Chyna just got slapped with a lawsuit over a photo of herself, Rob Kardashian and her son ... which she posted but does NOT own ... according to the suit.

A photo agency -- FameFlynet -- is going after Chyna for the December 2016 shot showing her and Rob taking King Cairo out in Calabasas. According to the suit, the photo was legitimately licensed and posted by several websites on December 2.

The agency's beef is with Chyna for reposting the image from one of those websites on her Instagram page ... while stripping FameFlynet's credit. BC has since deleted the shot that included Rob -- maybe on account of the nasty breakup -- but she still has a pic of her and King from that day.

The agency wants Chyna to fork over all profits she made from posting the shot.

Harvey Weinstein, The Weinstein Co. Sued By Women Who Claim Massive Cover-Up

11/15/2017 7:31 AM PST

The Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein have been slapped with a class action lawsuit, claiming the Company had a long-running practice of isolating and blacklisting Weinstein's alleged victims and covering up his alleged predatory tactics.

The suit was brought on behalf of "all women who met with Harvey Weinstein in person to audition for or to discuss involvement in a project to be produced or distributed by The Weinstein Company." The lawsuit says the women number in the dozens and possibly the hundreds.

The suit purports to represent, among others, Mira Sorvino, Sophie Dix, Emma de Caunes, Rose McGowan, Angelina Jolie, Daryl Hannah, Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow and Paz de la Huerta.

The suit lists some of the alleged sexual assaults, including a woman Weinstein allegedly met with and ordered to take her dress down and expose her breasts. The suit says when she refused, he angrily said she would never work in this town again. The suit claims Weinstein ended up locking her in a stairwell.

The suit claims TWC and Miramax -- also a defendant -- "has facilitated Weinstein's predatory behavior" employing things like honeypots -- female employees who would lure unsuspecting women up to Weinstein's hotel rooms.

The suit claims TWC had no problems with Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct as long as he was making money for the company.

R. Kelly Accuses Autistic Fan of 'Smoking Percocet'

11/15/2017 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

R. Kelly bullied an autistic fan into singing one of his songs, then ridiculed him and accused him of being high on Percocet -- now the singer might have a lawsuit on his hands.

Lenny Felix was out in Hollywood when he ran into Kelly outside a nightclub. You can tell from a video Kelly shot and posted, the 27-year-old fan was star struck. The singer and his crew responded by baiting Lenny into singing, "I Believe I Can Fly."

Instead of showing warmth or appreciation, Kelly looked into the camera and mockingly sang, "I believe that you high ... smoking on that Percocet."

Kelly's pals burst into laughter, but Lenny's family was shocked and feel he was victimized. They tell us Lenny's reaction to the clip was, "I don't want him to think I'm dumb. Do you think he was making fun of me?"

His mom is heartbroken, and says the family has met with an attorney. You'll recall ... 50 Cent, Shaquille O'Neal and Waka Flaka have been sued after mocking fans with disabilities.

We reached out to Kelly's camp, and got no response. However, he did remove the video of Lenny from his social media.

5:00 AM PT -- R. Kelly posted a video apology after we called for comment, and in it he explains he did not think Lenny had Autism the night they met.

Kelly says he thought Lenny was drunk, and security had to keep him back because he got a "little too close" ... but says "it was all good" and he happily engaged the fan as he sang.

Master P Sues Cannabis Company You Left My Weed Biz High and Dry!!!

11/14/2017 6:22 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Master P teamed up with a cannabis company to help spread his own brand of bud across California, but it bailed on him and cost him millions ... according to a new suit.

The rap mogul joined the legal cannabis industry in November 2016 with the launch of his brand, Master P's Trees ... and claims he struck a deal with Privateer Holdings in March 2017 to produce and distribute his products in Cali.

According to the docs ... the deal was for 1 year, and Master P would promote the brand and cover half the production costs -- profits would be split down the middle. The official product launch was set for a July music fest where P was performing.

Problem is -- according to the suit -- Privateer reneged on the deal in late July and left Master P holding the bag.

The rapper's suing for breach of contract and fraud, claiming Privateer never really wanted to work with him but rather get "an inside look into the urban and hip-hop demographic of cannabis users" for its own benefit.

He wants at least $25 mil in lost profits and damages. We reached out to Privateer Holdings ... no word back so far.

'The Mick' Rips Off My 'Godmother' Script ... Famous Writer Sues

11/14/2017 6:10 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The FOX sitcom, "The Mick," was totally nicked from a veteran Hollywood writer who says there's hard proof right in the script ... according to the lawsuit he's filed.

Wyndham Lewis, who's written several seasons of "Nurse Jackie," says he wrote a script in 2015 for a show he called "The Godmother." It was about an irresponsible "black sheep" aunt who suddenly has to care for spoiled rich kids of white-collared criminals. Sound familiar? Yeah, it's the same theme as "The Mick," which stars Kaitlin Olson in the black sheep role. 

Lewis says he submitted his script to a FOX exec, named Jen Carreras, but ultimately never struck a deal. Fast forward to January 2016 when -- according to docs obtained by TMZ -- Lewis found out FOX was developing the show he calls a "rewrite" of his 'Godmother' script ... and Carreras was the development exec behind it.

Lewis believes he has a smoking gun, too. According to the suit, the script for a key scene in the FOX show contains a typo, referring to the main character, "Chip" as Grant. He says Grant is the name he gave that character in "The Godmother."

Translation: They changed the names to protect the guilty ... or so he claims.

Lewis is suing FOX -- which just ordered 7 more episodes of the show -- and 3 Arts Entertainment for at least $2 million.

Harvey Weinstein Sued for Allegedly Raping Actress ... At Beverly Hills Hotel

11/14/2017 3:08 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

An actress has just sued Harvey Weinstein, claiming he masturbated in front of her at a swanky Beverly Hills hotel and ultimately raped her.

The actress -- who is listed as Jane Doe in the lawsuit -- says she met Weinstein in 2011 and they attended events over the next few years. She does not describe the nature of the relationship.

She says in 2015 she met Weinstein at the Montage hotel to talk about a job on a show called "Marco Polo." She doesn't say, but presumably this happened in a hotel room. She says he gripped her wrists with one hand while using the other to masturbate in front of her until completion.

She goes on to say in 2016 she met him again at the Montage to "celebrate her upcoming role in 'Marco Polo.'" She says he excused himself, came back out in a bathrobe, grabbed her, threw her on the bed, pulled down her jeans and began orally copulating her. She says she pushed his head off and ordered him to stop. She says he then used his "massive weight and strength" to force himself on her, pushing his penis inside of her vagina without a condom.

She says she never actually got the "Marco Polo" role.

She is suing Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Company -- she says the company was aware of his pattern of using the promise of jobs to coerce actresses to engage in sexual acts -- for sexual battery and gender violence.

Weinstein's rep tells us he denies any allegations of non-consensual sex. The rep adds, "Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances. Mr. Weinstein obviously can’t speak to anonymous allegations, but with respect to any women who have made allegations on the record, Mr. Weinstein believes that all of these relationships were consensual.”

Rose McGowan Surrenders to Cops In Felony Cocaine Case

11/14/2017 2:54 PM PST
Breaking News

Rose McGowan turned herself into cops in Virginia where she was arrested for an outstanding warrant for possession of cocaine.

Back in January, cops say they found a few small bags of cocaine in a wallet McGowan had left behind at the airport. A felony warrant was issued last month for her arrest, and the actress surrendered Tuesday to the Sheriff's Department in Loudoun County, Virginia.

After cops snapped her mug shot, Rose was released on a $5,000 bond.

She faces up to a year in prison if convicted. Shortly after news of the warrant came out, Rose made it clear the case wouldn't stop her from speaking out against Harvey Weinstein and supporting victims of sexual misconduct.

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