Akon has been ordered by a judge to cough up $5,000 a month in child support ... which would be considered MASSIVE ... except for the fact that he's raking in over $40,000 per month.
TMZ broke the story ... Akon filed a paternity caseagainst Rozina Negusei (one of his many baby mamas) because he wanted the court to establish custody, child support and legally recognize him as daddy Akon to their two young sons.
As part of the process, Akon had to file docs about how much money he makes. He listed his income as $40,708/month and based on that number, a judge ordered him to pony up $5,000/month for the kids.
According to the docs, the judge took into consideration that Akon makes SIX other child support payments.
As for the rest of it ... Akon's baby mama received sole physical custody and the two will share legal custody. Akon also gets a say in all major decisions and will cover health insurance for the two boys.
Kendall Schmidt from "Big Time Rush" tried to do a nice thing for his fans in Europe ... but says he got screwed when the airlines lost his bag, and thousands of dollars worth of jewelry.
Schmidt -- BTR's lead singer on the TV show, and in the band -- is currently performing with his other band, Heffron Drive, on a European tour ... and wanted to give his fans some custom-made necklaces and bracelets.
According to our sources, Schmidt was flying from Orlando to Austria when the bag filled with the jewelry went missing.
We're told the luggage eventually resurfaced in Berlin, but the $7,000 worth of goodies had disappeared. We're told Schmidt filed a report with the airline ... in hopes of getting a cash reimbursement.
At least Schmidt was able to joke about it during his show in Vienna.
The Wisconsin racetrack where Dick Trickle forged his legacy -- winning TONS of races en route to becoming a NASCAR star -- is honoring the driver with a special pre-race ceremony when stock car season kicks off later this month, TMZ has learned.
It's all happening at the Wisconsin International Raceway in Kaukauna, WI (just south of Green Bay) -- where Trickle won so many races during his pre-NASCAR career, track officials named a building in Turn 2 the "Dick Trickle Pavilion."
We've learned ... officials at the W.I.R. have greenlit plans to commemorate their local hero with a memorial lap in Dick's honor on May 30 ... with the pace car carrying a black flag.
A rep for the company says Trickle was "a true champion, good friend and will be missed by all."
As we previously reported, officials say Dick died Thursday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in North Carolina.
Deion Sanders' estranged wife would've SCOFFED at a $6k credit card bill when she was happily married to a rich guy ... but now, she's RUNNING from it, this according a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ.
We've learned ... Capital One has slapped Pilar Sanders with a big, fat lawsuit in Texas for allegedly failing to make payments on a $6,160.25 bill ... an amount she used to consider chump change.
We've been reporting for months ... Pilar and Deion are at WAR -- and Prime Time even kicked her out of his Texas mansion. Pilar has lawyered up and wants a cut of the NFL legend's fortune, estimated at more than $250 million.
But for now Capital One just wants its $6k ... and according to court docs, the bank says it reached out to Pilar in January, 2013, demanding she cough up the cash ... but she never paid.
Now, C.O. is suing for the full amount plus court costs.
"The Partridge Family" star David Cassidy is learning the hard way ... it's never a good idea to stiff your lawyers, no matter how dreamy you are (allegedly) ... because they'll sue your bell-bottom pants off.
David -- aka the Justin Bieber of his day -- is being sued by Rodier & Rodier law firm, which claims David racked up $134,221.50 worth of legal bills from 2006 to 2011 ... but never fully paid them off.
In fact, the lawyers say the former teen idol has only coughed up $25,000 to date -- and now they're asking the court to force David to fork over the remaining $109,221.50 ... plus interest.
A rep for David tells TMZ ... "There seems to have been a misunderstanding between them which I believe will be amicably resolved."
"Modern Family" star Ariel Winter is throwing DISS after DISS at her birth mom ... making it clear, she wants NOTHING to do with her biological life-giver ever again.
As you know, 15-year-old Ariel has been at war with Chrystal Workman for the past year -- and even got a judge to strip her mother of custody in 2012 after claiming she was subjected to emotional abuse.
Now, Ariel is pouring salt in the wound -- by making public statements in which she makes it clear, her mother is dead to her ... and her older sister Shanelle has filled the emotional void.
When asked about her family yesterday, Winter told People.com, "My sister is the most amazing woman I've ever met in my life. If I could be half the woman she is ... she's kind of who I want to be like."
Did you catch the thinly veiled dig at her mom? If not, check out what sheInstagrammed on Mother's Day:
"Happy Mother's Day to my amazing mister, Shanelle Gray. I know everyone is going to ask what a mister is, so I'll explain. It means mom/sister to me."
She continued, "She's my best friend ... She's also the most incredible mother. I am so blessed and lucky to have her."
Translation -- Ariel's over Chrystal ... and from what we're told, she has good reason. How's THAT for a modern family?
Kim Kardashian should think twice about taking her newborn baby on tour with Kanye West ... so says Aretha Franklin.
Aretha was out in NYC today when we told her about Kim's plans to join Kanye on his upcoming tour in October ... newborn baby and all ... and Aretha had some stern words of warning for the pregnant reality star.
Worth noting ... Aretha looked great and sounded fantastic (she even sung a few notes for us), which is notable since she just canceled two shows scheduled for next week due to unspecified "health issues."
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