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Busta Rhymes Raging Out During NYC Gym Attack

11/17/2015 10:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Busta Rhymes did much more than just throw a protein shake during that fight in a gym -- surveillance video now shows him totally losing it on an employee!

The incident went down in August at Steel Gym in NYC ... and the video, first posted by Page Six, shows Busta in some kind of verbal dispute with the employee who's sitting behind the front desk.

At some point the rapper gets tired of talking and throws a liquid at the man, then clears the counter top ... taking out everything in front of the guy ... including his computer monitor.

As we reported, Busta struck a deal with prosecutors. He'd been arrested for assault, but ended up pleading guilty to 2nd degree harassment. He avoided jail time and agreed to anger management classes.

Charlie Sheen Former 'Goddess' Says He Never Told Me About HIV

11/17/2015 9:36 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Natalie Kenly, one of Charlie Sheen's former "goddesses," tells TMZ she had sex with Charlie Sheen and he never told her about his HIV status.

Kenly famously lived with Charlie in 2011, along with another "goddess." Charlie says he'd been diagnosed around 4 years ago, which would be sometime in 2011. The other "goddess," Bree Olson, says she was there with Natalie when Charlie was having closed door meetings with his doctors.

1117-bree-natalie-charlie-sheen-gettyKenly says she's HIV negative, and she's not attacking him for his non-disclosure. She says he was not trying to hurt anyone on purpose and loved all the girls he was with.

She says she will not sue.

Charlie Sheen 6 Sex Partners to Sue More On the Way

11/17/2015 8:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


At least six women have lawyered up in the last 24 hours and plan to sue Charlie Sheen for intentional infliction of emotional distress, fraud, sexual battery ... and more are on the way.

A prominent Los Angeles lawyer tells TMZ, the 6 women contacted him Monday, and he has appointments with 4 more today.

The women claim they had both protected and unprotected sex with Sheen, as recently as last month, and he did not disclose his HIV status.

A source directly connected with Sheen says in the last 2 years, Sheen has had at least 200 partners, so the number of women who either will sue or plan to sue will almost certainly grow exponentially.


Kylie & Kendall Jenner Egg Thrower Arrested

11/17/2015 8:21 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1117-kendall-kylie-gettyKylie and Kendall Jenner's appearance at an Australia mall turned into absolute chaos and got one egg tossing hater arrested ... TMZ has learned.

The Jenner sisters were in suburban Sydney to promote their clothing line and hundreds of fans were there to meet them ... including one pissed off older woman. 

Police tell us the 30-year-old was perched on a higher floor of the mall when she hurled several eggs down at Kylie and Kendall. The eggs hit the stage, and splattered on some fans ... but the sisters dodged the yolk.

Cops spotted the woman and arrested her for offensive behavior. During the bust, police say she spit on one of the officers -- so, she was also booked for assault. 


Bree Olson Charlie Never Told Me About HIV

11/17/2015 6:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Charlie Sheen is flat out lying about telling all his partners he's HIV positive ... according to Bree Olson, who is blasting him for keeping her in the dark.

Bree was on "The Howard Stern Show" and almost in tears as she reacted to Sheen's revelation, and his claim that he'd been above board with everyone. You've gotta hear her lose it ... Bree, an ex-porn star, says she was absolutely with Charlie when he was having "night sweats" and first diagnosed.

Aside from concealing the truth from her, she also claims she and Charlie had unprotected sex, and when it was protected ... he insisted on using lambskin condoms, which offer less protection from STDs.

Listen ... Bree is livid. She says all her tests have been negative, but she's pissed her name will forever be linked to HIV because of Sheen.

If what she says is true, she'd have reason to sue or even press criminal charges.

Charlie Sheen Exposing Sex Partners to HIV is a Crime

11/17/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1116-charlie-sheen-tmz-05Charlie Sheen could have some big legal problems with the revelation he has HIV, because in California it's a crime for someone to have unprotected sex when that person knows he or she is infected with HIV. 

Charlie has not said if he's had unprotected sex, but as we previously reported we know he's settled several cases with people who were unaware of his HIV status and had sex with him. If he did have unprotected sex, under California law, he could get 6 months in jail.

The law is clear ... anyone with a communicable disease who "willfully exposes another person" is guilty. There was a case this past March in which a San Diego man was convicted of the crime for willfully exposing his boyfriend to HIV. He was later sentenced to 6 months in jail. 

The stakes are higher if someone knows they have HIV and has sex with another person with the intent to transmit the disease ... then it's a felony punishable by a maximum of 8 years in prison. 

Law enforcement sources say no one has come forward yet complaining Charlie exposed them to HIV.


Lamar Odom D.A. Mulling Drug Prosecution Victim of Celebrity Justice?

11/17/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1116-lamar-odom-tmz-01Lamar Odom is now in the crosshairs of prosecutors who may file cocaine possession charges against him, but if they do, it could be a first for the D.A., which raises troubling questions.

Nye County D.A. Angela Bello says her office is considering filing criminal charges against Lamar -- either possession of coke or being under the influence of a controlled substance.

We've done some checking, and we were unable to find a single case in Nye County where someone OD'd, landed in the hospital, and was prosecuted for drug possession.

An official from the Nye County Sheriff's office tells us they have definitely referred such cases to the D.A., but the official does not know of any cases that have actually been prosecuted. 

We contacted the D.A. and asked if they ever prosecuted someone who ended up in the hospital after OD'ing on drugs, but we could find none.

What's particularly troublesome with Lamar ... as we reported, he's unable to walk, can barely speak and has substantially impaired cognitive function. He may not even be competent to stand trial.

The question is ... is he being targeted because he's a celebrity? A rep in the D.A.'s office tells us, "He's not being treated any differently because he's a celebrity. He's being treated just like any other Joe Schmo." 

Trey Songz Here Ya Go, Uncle Sam ... $750k Ain't a Thang!

11/17/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1116-trey-songz-instagramTrey Songz just set a glowing example in the eyes of the IRS by erasing $748,870.08 worth o' debt in less than 3 weeks.

The federal tax lien was for Trey's 2013 income. The IRS hit him with the bill on Oct. 8, but according to docs obtained by TMZ, he was able to pay the whole thing off by the 28th. Shows you what kinda deep pockets Trey's got these days.

Clean slate with Uncle Sam? Only one thing left to do ...

Paul Walker Porsche Blames Him For His Own Death

11/16/2015 1:44 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF



A rep for Meadow Walker tells TMZ, "It is beyond regrettable that Porsche is trying to deflect its own responsibility by blaming the victim -- Paul Walker -- for his own death by getting into the passenger seat of its Carrera GT.  Contrary to Porsche's assertions, the facts are clear:  Paul was the passenger in a car that was not designed to protect its occupants, in a crash on a dry, empty straightaway in broad daylight and at speeds well below the vehicle's advertised capabilities."

The rep adds, "If Porsche had designed the car to include proper safety features, Paul would have survived, he would be filming 'Fast and Furious 8' and Meadow Walker would have the father she adored."


Paul Walker's daughter is going to have a fight on her hands with her wrongful death lawsuit, because Porsche has now fired back, saying Paul's death was his own fault.

Porsche has filed an answer to Meadow Walker's suit, saying Paul was "a knowledgeable and sophisticated user of the 2005 Carrera GT." The car company does not elaborate, but they are saying Paul should not have allowed or participated in a high-speed ride under the conditions that existed. 

Porsche also takes issue with allegations that the car's design was defective. The car company says "the subject 2005 Carrera GT was abused and altered ..." The company added the car was "misused and improperly maintained."  

Porsche makes various claims, some of which if proven would foreclose any recovery of money, but the company also suggests there might be "comparative fault" ... meaning Paul was partly to blame and any damages awarded should be reduced accordingly. 


Charlie Sheen Threats of Lawsuits Unraveled HIV Secret

11/16/2015 11:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1116-sheen-tmz-01Charlie Sheen kept his HIV status under wraps, but everything unraveled when some former partners threatened him with lawsuits ... TMZ has learned.

As we reported, Charlie will appear on "Today" and reveal he's HIV positive. We're told he's known about his status for more than a year and he kept a lid on the information.

We're told things changed when Charlie confided in several friends he thought were confidants ... it turned out they weren't, and spread the word he was HIV positive.

That led to several of Charlie's former partners contacting him and threatening a lawsuit because they were unaware of his status when they had interaction with him. Our sources say Charlie settled several of the cases and, in return for money, got confidentiality agreements.

We're told one of the settlements occurred late last month.

We also know when people go to Charlie's house they are almost always required to sign confidentiality agreements which require anyone who might make a claim to do so in arbitration and not through the courts ... which thereby keeps things private.


Pauley Perrette Alleged Attacker Facing Hard Time

11/16/2015 12:53 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1116-pauley-perrette-TMZ-01The "psychotic homeless man" who allegedly attacked "NCIS" star Pauley Perrette outside her Hollywood home is staring down some serious prison time after getting charged with 2 crimes.

David Merck, 45, was charged with one felony count of making a criminal threat and one count of false imprisonment by violence. Perrette says he punched her in the face last Thursday and threatened her life multiple times.

Merck faces up to 4 years in prison if he's convicted and his bail's been set at $60k.


Steve Harvey Survey Says ... You've Been Sued Over Tricked Out Private Jet

11/16/2015 6:34 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Steve Harvey didn't just lease a private jet, he had it customized to the max and then stiffed the jet company ... at least that's what the company is alleging in a very fancy new lawsuit.

Business Aircraft Leasing claims the "Family Feud" star made a deal back in April to lease a Gulfstream G-IVSP S/N 1289. But standard features weren't enough, according to the company ... Steve wanted the interior modified to the tune of more than $400k.

As for what Steve wanted ... custom carpet, a reconfiguration of the interior cabin from 16 seats to 14 seats, custom seat design and new upper and lower cabin sidewalls. The company says all the modifications were made in reliance of the contract, but Steve only ponied up about half of what was owed.


Short story ... Steve allegedly had a change of heart, never leased the jet and the company is on the hook for the improvements.

The jet company wants $205k minimum.

We reached out to Steve's people ... so far no word back.


Nicki Minaj Fabulous Parting Gift From Safaree ... A Lawsuit!

11/16/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1113_nicki_minaj_safaree-samuels_TMZNicki Minaj is about to get sued by her ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels, and he's gunning for a fortune.

Sources connected with Safaree tell us he wants a cut from 3 of Nicki's hugely successful albums -- The Pink Print, Pink Friday and Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.

Safaree also wants a piece of the pie from some of Nicki's biggest singles, including "Only" featuring Chris Brown, Drake and Lil Wayne, "Flawless (Remix)" with Beyonce and "Feeling Myself" with Bey.

We're told Safaree will present a boatload of proof he was super involved in Nicki's work. His evidence includes videos of him working with Nicki, voice memos from recording sessions, hours of footage from studio sessions. He says he also has multiple witnesses to validate his contribution.

And Safaree says Nicki herself acknowledged his contribution by giving him executive producer credit on her first 2 albums.

Our sources say Safaree has already lawyered up and a lawsuit is "imminent."


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