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Paul Walker

Daughter Sues Porsche

He Was Burned Alive

9/28/2015 3:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0928-paul-walker-meadow-walker-porsche-TMZ-INSTAGRAM-01Paul Walker survived the impact of the crash that took his life but suffered horrifically as he was burned alive ... this according to a wrongful death lawsuit his daughter has filed against Porsche. 

According to the lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- lawyers for 16-year-old Meadow Walker claim when the Porsche Carrera GT crashed and broke apart, Paul's seat belt "snapped Walker's torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis," and trapping him in the passenger seat.

The suit claims the fire didn't erupt for 1 minute and 20 seconds after impact, but Paul was helplessly trapped.  When the fire broke out, Paul was still alive.  The suit alleges, "Paul Walker breathed soot into his trachea while the Porsche Carrera GT burned."

Law enforcement said the cause of the crash was speeding -- 80 to 93 MPH -- at the hands of driver Roger Rodas. But the lawsuit says Rodas was only going between 63 and 71 MPH when it careened out of control. And the suit alleges the car would never have careened if it had a proper stabilization system.

Meadow's lawyers claim Porsche knew the Carrera GT had "a history of instability and control issues."  

Meadow's lawyers say the defect could have been corrected with a Porsche Stability Management System (PSM), which prevents swerving. They say the company intentionally decided not to install PSMs in the Carrera GT, even though it was standard in many other models.

The suit raises other issues with the car, including claims there were deficient side door reinforcements and fuel lines that did not adequately protect the car from erupting in flames. 

Meadow's lawyer, Jeff Milam, tells TMZ, "The bottom line is that the Porsche Carrera GT is a dangerous car. It doesn't belong on the street.  And we shouldn't be without Paul Walker or his friend, Roger Rodas."

The wrongful death lawsuit does not put a figure on damages.



Chris Brown

My Daughter Gets My Last Name

And I Get Her ... Sometimes

9/28/2015 1:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0928-chris-brown-nia-guzman-TMZ-INSTAGRAM-01Chris Brown and his baby mama Nia Guzman have settled their custody war, right down to the official name of their child.

Sources connected with the case tell us, Chris and Nia have agreed to joint physical and legal custody. He'll get their 1-year-old 12 days out of the month, and there will be no supervised visitation. 

As for the baby's name ... they've agreed she's Royalty Brown -- no middle name.

And we're told Chris will pay Nia $2,500 a month. He's also paying her $15k in back support.

Chris also has to pay for Royalty's schooling, health insurance, medical bills and nannies.

And we're told the drug test Chris submitted to during the custody hearing has come back positive for both weed and codeine, but we're told he had a prescription for both.

The settlement is subject to a judge's approval.


Momma Dee


In Alleged Dine & Dash

9/28/2015 12:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Momma Dee can breathe a sigh of relief ... because she won't be charged for allegedly skipping out on a $500 restaurant bill.

The "Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta" star called into TMZ Live to tell her side of the story -- that she got stuck with another party's check after a trip to the bathroom, and was wrongfully arrested.

The Milwaukee D.A.'s office saw it Dee's way, because they declined to prosecute based on lack of evidence.

The lesson here: Don't mess with Momma Dee.


Fetty Wap

Here's Three Tickets to Go ...

With Your Busted Leg

9/28/2015 7:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news


Fetty Wap's been hit with 3 tickets ... one for every break in his leg after that motorcycle accident.

Cops in Paterson, NJ -- Fetty's hometown -- cited Fetty for driving without a license, no insurance, and failing to produce registration for his bike.

As we told you ... Fetty wrecked while attempting to pass a car on Saturday. He slammed into a car going in the opposite direction, and says he fractured his left leg in 3 places. 

Chris Brown

I'm Not Going Down Without a Fight Down Under

9/28/2015 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Chris Brown will make a case that his felony conviction for beating Rihanna does not make him unfit to enter Australia ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected to Brown tell us Chris has hired a legal team in Australia to make his case ... this after the government has informed him it's inclined to deny him entry.

As we reported, Chris has 28 days to rebut the sentiment of some powerful officials that domestic violence offenders are not the kind of people they want.

Floyd Mayweather was denied entry on similar grounds, so it appears to be an uphill battle for Chris.

Brown has concerts planned in December in 4 cities. He's told fans on social media he's coming, even in the wake of the tentative ruling.

Burt Reynolds

Loni Anderson Has Gotten Her Last Dime From Me

9/28/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0925-reynolds-anderson-getty-01Burt Reynolds has finally put his divorce to ex-wife Loni Anderson to bed ... and it only took 22 years.

Loni filed court docs confirming Burt had paid her the remaining balance on their divorce settlement.

As we previously reported, Burt still owed Loni thousands. Their divorce was finalized in 1993, but Burt declared bankruptcy before he paid her the entire sum.

Loni took him to court last year and a Florida judge sided with her, ordering Burt to cough up the money owed with interest which totaled $154,520.

It was one of the longest and nastiest divorces in Hollywood history.


'Transporter' Star Chris Vance

Ugly Divorce Allegations ...

He Calls Me C-Word in Drunken Rage

9/28/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0923_chris-vance_gettyChris Vance, the star of "Transporter: The Series" is going through a bitter divorce and things have gotten so bad, his soon-to-be ex-wife was granted a restraining order.

According to the docs, Vance's wife Monira Dailly says his drinking has gotten out of control and she fears he will forcefully take their 2-year-old son. Dailly says Chris is verbally abusive -- calling her the "c-word" and a "f**king idiot" in front of their child.

That's not all ... Dailly says Chris has accused her of giving him STDs -- something she says was later proven false. 

Dailly was granted a protective order and Chris must stay 100-yards away from her and their son.

Chris says the allegations his estranged wife is making are completely "unfounded and false," and his only concern is that the divorce process does no harm to their son.


Mathew Knowles

Here's a Switch

Screw Your Accountant!

9/28/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0922-matthew-knowles-getty-01Mathew Knowles has a knack for finding financial trouble ... he just got socked with a big judgment by a company he hired to get him out of the money hole he dug for himself.

Check this out ... Beyonce's dad hired Platinum Tax Defenders to deal with Uncle Sam, who was all over his ass.  

But Platinum doesn't come cheap ... charging more than $62,000 for 100 hours of work. Mr. Knowles paid a skosh over $37,000 and that's all she wrote ... so claims the tax company.

So, Platinum sued and Knowles was a no-show in court, so he got socked with a judgment north of $20k.

Despite the judgement, an attorney for Knowles tells us he still vehemently denies the allegations in the complaint.

Aluminum Tax Defenders ... beware.

World's Tallest Actress

Protect Me From 'Amazon' Shooter

9/27/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Lindsay Kay Hayward says a guy with a gun has made her life miserable and she needs a judge to protect her from harassment and harm.

Lindsay -- the nearly 7 footer on TLC's "My Giant Life" -- claims her manager has guns, practices shooting them and has "joked that the only way to 'put an Amazon down' is to shoot them." 

The former WWE professional wrestler says it's not just about her safety ... she says former manager Brad Konia is on a campaign to destroy her personally and professionally. She says Konia has contacted her employers and potential employers and slandered her. She says he's done the same on her website.

She humble brags a bit, telling the judge she's especially worried Konia will sully her upcoming guest spot on "Grey's Anatomy." 

For his part ... Brad tells TMZ he's never threatened to harm Lindsay ... not even jokingly. He believes Lindsay's gripes stem from an ongoing lawsuit he filed against her over money.

The judge didn't buy the emergency and rejected Lindsay's petition for a temporary restraining order.


Let Me See That 'Thong Song' Money!

And There's a Ton of It

9/27/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0925-sisqo-thong-getty-01Sisqo’s not done getting paid for his biggest hit “Thong Song” … he’s fired off another lawsuit, this time against the company he says jacked more than half a million dollars of his royalties.

Sisqo says he hired 27 Red Music to collect royalties from various music publishing companies. 27 Red was supposed to get funds for all his music released between 1996 and 2005 ... which, of course, includes the '99 mega hit.

Sisqo says the company collected alright ... but failed to hand over $600,000 to him!

He wants all that dough, plus $3 million in punitive damages. 

Bobbi Kristina

Medical Examiner Keeps Cause of Death Secret

Criminal Investigation Looms

9/26/2015 6:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0926-bobbi-kristina-getty-01Bobbi Kristina's cause of death is now known, but no one's talking, because police are still on the hunt for evidence that could lead to a homicide prosecution.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner just said it knows exactly what killed Whitney Houston's daughter, but they can't reveal it to the public because a judge ordered the findings sealed.

The M.E. did say the Fulton County D.A. and the Roswell P.D. have been clued in.

It's not hard to read between the lines. Authorities don't want the findings to interfere with their investigation ... to give persons of interests and suspects a road map preventing them from making incriminating statements. The judge's order underscores that the criminal investigation is active.

As we reported, cops have been looking at Nick Gordon, Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend, almost from the beginning.

TLC's T-Boz

I'm Adopting A Baby!!

9/26/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0925-t-boz-tmz-01T-Boz is about to be a mom two-times-over because she's adopting a kid.

According to legal docs obtained by TMZ, the TLC member spilled the beans while getting grilled by an attorney in a $40 million lawsuit over a TLC movie.

Boz was asked if she had any communication regarding the lawsuit with group-mate Chilli and she said their only contact was when they shared the baby news.

This will be T-Boz's second kid ... the 45-year-old has a 14-year-old daughter with rapper Mack 10

T-Boz told Larry King in 2012 -- after the earthquake-- she was interested in adopting a child from Haiti. 


David Spade

Sued by Krista Allen

He Stole My Show!!!

9/25/2015 4:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0925-david-spade-krista-allen-tmz-getty-01David Spade has always been a ladies man, but he just lost one for good ... comedian Krista Allen, who's suing Spade for allegedly screwing her out of a TV show.

According to Krista's lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- last year, she came up with the idea for a show called "Frauditions," a fake talent show in which participants are conned into participating in front of actors posing as judges.

Krista says she pitched her idea to David and he loved it, and they agreed to an even split of profits. But she says things went majorly south when the show went into development and David's lawyer tried to change the split from 50/50 to 70/30. In the end, she rejected the proposal.

Come to find out ... David produced and hosted a show called "Fameless," which Krista says is a ripoff of "Frauditions." "Fameless" is airing on truTV.

Krista -- who's appeared in "Liar Liar", "Anger Management" and "Spin City," was rumored to have dated David in 2001.

She wants more than a million bucks.

We reached out to Spade ... so far no word back.

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