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O.J. Simpson He'd Make a Killing Signing Autographs

7/20/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

O.J. Simpson could line his pockets with cash by signing autographs, if he becomes a free man in October.

David Elkouby, the owner of The Hollywood Show that specializes in celeb autographs, says O.J. would be the hottest commodity when he gets out, and he would pay Simpson thousands of dollars just to appear at a signing convention.

What's more ... he says Simpson would attract a never-ending line of people clamoring for a selfie at around $30 a pop ... that adds up.

The Juice has a parole hearing today and if he gets the green light, he could be loose within months.

Elkouby thinks the murders are now a distant memory and it would not impede Simpson's ability to cash in ... but he's gotta act quick.

Sin City's Frank Miller Sued by Ex-Manager ... Your New Partner Screwed Me, Called Me a 'Bad Jew'

7/19/2017 5:44 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Graphic novel icon Frank Miller let his conniving producing partner screw his faithful business manager out of more than a million bucks ... according to a new lawsuit.

Mark Lichtman says he worked for Miller for 28 years -- on projects like "Sin City," "300," "The Spirit" and "Sin City 2" -- until "producer" Silenn Thomas came on the scene in 2006. According to docs, Thomas started defaming Lichtman in order to force him out of the picture.

In the suit, Lichtman says his contract entitled him to 10 percent commission from all of Miller's projects, and everything was copacetic until Thomas started calling him incompetent and senile. He says Miller's attorney told him he was fired in August 2014.

Even after that, Lichtman says Thomas sent him nasty emails calling him a "bad jew" for demanding his 10 percent for Miller's projects. Then things got sad in 2016 -- Lichtman says he heard Frank really missed him and wondered where he'd gone ... leading Lichtman to believe Frank never wanted to fire him.

Still, Lichtman's suing Miller and Thomas for more than $1 million.

Sources close to Miller say the lawsuit is suspiciously timed, since Comic Con's going down this weekend. They add there's little merit to these claims.

R. Kelly Concert Biz Boomin' Despite 'Cult' Allegations

7/19/2017 3:26 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

R. Kelly's gotta believe there's no such thing as bad publicity now -- he has 14 upcoming shows planned and there's still huge demand for tickets ... amid allegations he's running a "cult."

Kelly's gigs were already scheduled before the scandal broke, but all of them are still scheduled ... starting July 28 in Virginia Beach and running through October 8 in Ontario, Cali. We reached out to all of the venues -- 11 confirmed nothing's changed. In fact, some ... like the Chene Park Amphitheatre in Detroit, told us they've been getting a high volume of calls this week alone and are almost sold out.

Others told us they hadn't even received angry calls from customers over the claims R. Kelly is holding women against their will. 

The only hiccup we've seen to this point is people in Baton Rouge asking for refunds on his August 12 show, but we're told ticket sales remain steady.

Translation: business as usual for R. Kelly.

Derek Fisher Pleads Not Guilty To DUI ... In L.A. Crash Case

7/19/2017 1:08 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Derek Fisher has pled not guilty to DUI charges stemming from his arrest in June ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

As we previously reported, the ex-NBA star was hit with two DUI charges after getting into a bad wreck on the 101 freeway in L.A. with his GF, Gloria Govan, who was riding shotgun.

Fun fact -- Fisher was driving a '15 white Cadillac Escalade that was registered to Matt Barnes.

There were no other cars involved in the crash and miraculously no one was injured.

Fisher wasn't present at court, but his lawyer appeared and entered the plea on DF's behalf. Fish is due back in court next month.

Madonna Auction Former Friend Says ... We Had a Deal, You Can't Sue Me!!!

7/19/2017 12:15 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Madonna had no right to get a restraining order against her former friend who was on the verge of auctioning off a letter Tupac wrote the singer, and the former friend is asking a judge to unblock the sale.

Darlene Lutz -- Madge's former art consultant and friend -- filed docs saying she and Madonna settled a very bitter dispute back in 2004 ... and part of the deal was that Darlene gave Madonna cash and in return Madge agreed never to go after Darlene for anything.

Madonna essentially says Darlene stole the letter, along with other personal items including panties and letters to and about various celebrities.

Lutz says in her new docs, filed by attorney Judd Grossman, that the material wasn't private since Madonna mailed the panties to a former BF. Darlene says, "If Madonna truly wanted privacy, then mailing her lingerie was not the way to go."

As we reported ... Madonna got a judge to block the auction, which has since removed the items from its website.

Darlene wants that order thrown out so auction can go ahead as planned.

Alberto Del Rio Airport Incident Cops Recommend Charge Against Paige

7/19/2017 12:05 PM PDT
Breaking News

Cops in Orlando have recommended Paige be criminally charged for the incident in the airport with Alberto Del Rio, despite originally saying ADR was the only person under investigation.

Orlando PD confirms they've "found that probable cause exists to charge Saraya Bevis (Paige) with Battery (Domestic Violence)."

Cops say they've passed the case along to the State Attorney's Office, who will decide whether or not to file charges.

As we previously reported, Paige and Alberto Del Rio got into a massive fight at the Orlando Airport on July 9. Police said ADR was under investigation for domestic violence, but Paige said she was the one who attacked him

Police say ADR is still under investigation.

ProWrestlingSheet was the first to report this story. 

O.J. Simpson NOT Busted in Prison 'Choking'

7/19/2017 9:56 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

O.J. Simpson was not involved in an illegal beating in prison ... if ya know what we mean.

There's a story circulating that Simpson's potential parole is in jeopardy because he was caught masturbating in his cell at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada. Juicy plot twist, for sure ... but our law enforcement sources say it never happened.

The official statement from Lovelock says, "It is against Nevada Dept. of Corrections policy to release inmate disciplinary history to the public. It is also against policy to release inaccurate information. No official from our department would have released the information in question."

If you're wondering -- we know you are -- our sources say there's no hard and fast rule against masturbation in the prison, as long as you keep it to yourself. Ya know ... don't make a spectacle of your testicles.

Bottom line: freshly squeezed juice was not served.

Quincy Jones I Suffered Financial Elder Abuse ... Judge in MJ Case Rejects Claim

7/19/2017 10:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The judge denied Quincy's motion to add financial elder abuse to the lawsuit.

Quincy Jones says he's the victim of elder abuse in his legal war over Michael Jackson royalties.

According to new docs filed in the case -- which went to trial this week in L.A. -- Quincy says Sony Music and MJJ Productions took advantage of his advanced age. He's 84 now, and in the docs, says he was clearly over 65 at the time he sat down with the music execs to talk dough.

Quincy says Sony and MJJ pulled an accounting trick on him -- labeling a pot of money from MJ's music as profits, instead of royalties ... to which he would have been entitled a cut.

In short ... he's accusing them of bamboozling an old man.

Of course, Q produced MJ's 3 biggest albums -- "Off the Wall," "Thriller" and "Bad" -- and says the defendants have screwed him out of money earned off that amazing string of hits.

He's suing for at least $10 million, and is expected to testify in court this week.

NFL Star Dante Fowler Arrested For Battery Allegedly Punched Man, Threw Liquor In Lake

7/19/2017 8:31 AM PDT
Breaking News

Jaguars star DE Dante Fowler was arrested for battery after allegedly roughing up a man Tuesday night in Florida ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Fowler -- the 3rd overall pick in the '15 draft -- was arrested by St. Petersburg PD around 8:30 PM after cops say he got into a fight at an apartment.

According to the police report, Fowler, 22, punched a guy and broke his glasses after a verbal argument in the parking lot of an apartment complex. The report also says Fowler grabbed a grocery bag carried by the alleged victim -- with newly purchased liquor -- and threw it into a nearby lake.

Cops say the victim didn't have any visible injuries. Cops also noted they don't believe DF was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Fowler was arrested for 2 misdemeanors ... simple battery and criminal mischief.

D.F. was taken to Pinellas County Jail. He's since been released after posting $650 bond.

The Jaguars released a statement addressing the arrest ... saying they were aware of the situation, and have been in contact with Fowler.

FYI -- this isn't the first time Fowler's been involved in a violent situation. Last year he stood by and watched as his GF and baby mama beat the crap outta each other ... before finally intervening. 

R. Kelly Joycelyn Savage Claiming Dad Set Up My Meeting with Singer

7/19/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Joycelyn Savage's father knows EXACTLY who got her involved with R. Kelly, and how she ended up living with the singer ... because she claims her dad helped orchestrate the whole thing.

Sources close to Joycelyn tell TMZ ... the 21-year-old singer's father, Timothy, was on board with his daughter going to live with Kelly almost 2 years ago after Joycelyn and Kelly met at a concert.

We're told the eventual plan -- hatched by Dad, R. Kelly and others -- was for Joycelyn to stay at Kelly's house to develop as a singer under his tutelage. We're told Timothy was the one who dropped her off at a friend's house to be driven to Kelly's.

Our sources say Timothy knew Joycelyn would stay with Kelly for some extended period -- perhaps months -- but had no idea it would be for years. As Joycelyn first told us ... it's been about 6 months since she's seen her family in person -- but she's telling friends her dad knows her exact whereabouts.

She's refused to reveal her location to us.

'Cash Me Outside' Girl Dad to Judge ... Lemme Be Done Paying Child Support!!!

7/19/2017 7:09 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Danielle Bregoli's dad says his estranged daughter is such a big shot making loads of dough he shouldn't have to pay child support anymore.

Ira Peskowitz filed docs in Palm Beach County, Florida saying the 14-year-old's a celebrity who can provide for herself, so he shouldn't have to fork $1,100 a month to provide for her.

In docs, obtained by TMZ ... Ira slams Danielle's mom for allegedly exploiting their kid. He says Barbara Bregoli "is exploiting the minor child as a 'celebrity' for the child's bad behavior."  

He goes on to say it "is fueling a downward spiral of dangerously inappropriate, antisocial and possibly criminal behavior."

It's ironic ... the alleged exploitation is the basis for him asking the judge to terminate his obligation.

Say what you want about Danielle, but we're told she's earned a small fortune since February.

As we've reported ... Danielle shot back at her estranged dad for trying to get into her business ... long after their relationship went kaput.

Danielle tells us, "I never heard from my father until I got famous. Believe what y'all want but it's all bulls*** and I'm doing great. He just wants money."

Bethenny Frankel Pay Up, eBay Or Pull My Ad!!!

7/19/2017 6:34 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Bethenny Frankel never signed off on being in a commercial for eBay, but they went ahead and aired it anyway ... according to new legal docs.

Frankel's camp claims she was in talks with eBay and an ad agency about running an ad featuring clips from last season's 'Real Housewives of New York' ... but no deal was ever struck. However, the commercial still went live on "multiple media outlets" last week ... according to the docs.

So, Frankel fired off a cease and desist letter to eBay demanding they pay up for using her name and likeness or yank the ad. And she says even if they pull the spot immediately, they'll still owe her for the week it aired.

As for the ad -- it's a spoof featuring fellow 'RHONY' star Dorinda Medley ... who's apparently totally cool with being in it.

Not the same handbag as everyone else!! 😂 thank you for this @eBay @bethennyfrankel #wow #didyoucheckebay?!

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Ron White My 'Wife' Can't Divorce Me ... We're Not Married!

7/18/2017 5:21 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ron White's pending divorce just took another major twist -- because he says his so-called estranged wife isn't really his wife, anyway.

According to docs filed by Ron ... Margo Rey's divorce filing last month was totally bogus, because she was never legally married to him. Although they had a wedding ceremony in October 2013, White says they never got a marriage license.

As for Margo claiming they had a common law marriage in Texas -- Ron calls BS in the docs ... saying they never lived together there as husband and wife and "never represented to others that they were married."

He's also quick to point out there's no common law marriage in Cali ... so he wants the whole divorce tossed outta court. 

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

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