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Bill Cosby

Sexual Assault Accuser Sues for Lying

12/10/2014 8:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1210-bill-cosby-tamara-green-tmz-todayOne of the women accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault may have found a way around the statute of limitations -- she's suing him for denying he ever touched her.

Tamara Green claims Cosby drugged her during a lunch date, and then groped her at her apartment ... on some date in the early '70s. She's not more specific. Green has made this claim before ... initially in 2005 on the 'Today Show' -- and then again to Newsweek and the Washington Post this year.

But Green -- a retired attorney -- just filed a defamation lawsuit against Cosby in Massachusetts ... because she says repeated denials from Cosby's publicist have branded her a liar.

As a result, Green says she's been ridiculed in her private life and professionally.

Green seems to have found a loophole to drag Cosby into court. Almost all the allegations against him are more than 40 years old ... so it's highly unlikely he'd face criminal charges. But his denials are more recent, so Green's suit has a shot of getting to court.

We've reached out to Cosby's reps ... so far no word back.

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Tennessee Titans Accuser

We Had Consensual Sex First...

Then He Raped Me

12/10/2014 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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TMZ Sports has obtained the police report filed by the woman who claims she was raped by Tennessee Titans Player Sammie Hill ... in which she admits they had consensual sex before he allegedly raped her.

The woman -- a dancer at a Houston strip club -- says she met Hill while working December 3rd and went back to a nearby hotel with him.

The woman claims she and Hill had consensual sex at the hotel - but then they fell asleep. 

A short time later, the woman claims she woke up when Hill "placed his hand around her throat while attempting to stick his penis in her vagina."

The woman claims she resisted, and told him to stop several times -- to which Hill allegedly replied "I'm just trying to get this last nut."

The woman claims Hill eventually apologized - and gave her $300 in cash.

Cops are investigating the incident -- so far no charges have been filed or arrests have been made.

We reached out to Hill and his reps for comment -- no word back.

Lance Bass

Dong Cups and Lap Dances

For Bachelor Party

12/10/2014 7:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lance Bass and his fiance got a huge surprise at famed gay club, The Abbey, last night -- a his-and-his bachelor party ... complete with penis party favors!

Lance and Michael Turchin were toasted by celeb friends like Joey Fatone, Alan Thicke, Cheri Oteri, and comedian Fortune Feimster.

The guys sipped drinks out of penis-inspired yard glasses. If you're wondering, the answer is ... circumcised.

We talked to Lance after the party, and he reluctantly showed off one his more PG-rated souvenirs. Mazel!

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Tito Ortiz

Praises Dana White

... For Signing CM Punk

12/10/2014 7:11 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Didn't think we'd see this one coming ... but Tito Ortiz just fired off some COMPLIMENTS about his bitter rival Dana White -- praising the UFC boss for signing CM Punk.

For the record, Ortiz and White have been feuding for YEARS -- and the two got thiiis close to fighting it out in the ring back in 2007.

But despite the feud, Tito knows a good business decision when he sees it ... and told TMZ Sports that signing former WWE champ CM Punk is a solid move for the UFC.

"They're making money," Ortiz said ... "It's great for them."

The 39-year-old fighter also updated us on his own career -- saying he's finally calling it quits next year ... but there's one thing he wants to accomplish before he retires.

Check out the clip ...

Chris Brown

Dude Can Dance!!!

12/10/2014 6:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

121014_chris_brown_launchChris Brown became the Ferris Bueller at a charity basketball game in L.A. .... inspiring a full-on dance party which included a crazy back flip, and one awesome toddler.

Brown was at Dorsey High School Tuesday night for a LAPD charity basketball game benefiting the Symphonic Love Foundation. Talk about fraternizing with the enemy!

But you gotta give it up for Chris ... he gave the kids the thrill of a lifetime ... dance battling with a dude and cheering on one of the cutest kid dancers you'll ever see.

All good news for CB.

VH1 Star, Rapper Murder-Suicide

Ridiculous Amount of Weed Recovered

12/10/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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There was so much weed in the house where a rapper shot his famous wife Monday in a murder-suicide, it required an armed guard to protect the stash as it was taken to a police lab.

Law enforcement tells TMZ it's a significant twist to the tragedy. We broke the story ... rapper Earl Hayes shot and killed his wife, VH1 star Stephanie Moseley, in the bathtub and then turned the gun on himself. This all happened as Floyd Mayweather listened on FaceTime as his friend repeatedly fired shots.

We're told cops found nearly 10 pounds of high-grade marijuana inside the L.A. apartment. It's an enormous amount of pot ... way more than for personal use. The estimated street value approaches $40K.

As we reported, Mayweather was riling Hayes up during the call, telling him he should divorce his wife because she was habitually unfaithful ... allegedly having flings with various singers and rappers including Trey Songz. Hayes flew into a rage, walked into the bathroom and began firing.

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Cam Newton's Truck

The Wreckage

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12/10/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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TMZ Sports has obtained new pics of Cam Newton's truck -- which show just how bad it was banged up in Tuesday's wreck. 

After the collision, which occurred right near Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, Cam's Dodge Ram 1500 truck was hauled to a nearby tow yard.

Sources tell us the truck sustained so much damage from the rollover crash, it's considered a total loss.  

It's fortunate Newton didn't have a passenger in the car -- because as you can see in the photo, the roof on the front passenger side caved in when it rolled over. Witnesses say the car rolled at least 2 times. 

The truck was not your average Dodge Ram -- we're told it was pimped out especially for Cam ... with a custom lift job and other cool features. 

Of course, Newton walked away with only minor fractures in his back -- but he's gotta be bummed to lose the ride.

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'RHOA' Porsha Williams

Getting Dumped Could Make Me Millions

12/10/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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 may have figured out a way to make millions of dollars ... and it's all because she got dumped by her sugar daddy.

We found out Porsha has been approached by SugarDaddyForMe.com, which offered to create a new website called PorshasSugarBabies.com, recruiting women like her who have their sights set on meeting really rich and mostly old dudes.

SugarDaddyForMe.com is the real deal, with 4.5 million members, so it would give Porsha a platform to create her own brand and keep 50% of the profits.

We broke the story ... the 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star got a reality check when her married mystery man pulled the plug on their relationship and also cut her off financially.

Porsha's noodling the idea.

'Billy Bob's Gags to Riches'

Ranch Hand Pulls Gun on Wannabe Inventor

12/10/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The star of Discovery's "Billy Bob's Gags to Riches" -- a redneck version of "Shark Tank" -- apparently had a tough decision to make ... humor an inventor he thought was a stalker, or let his ranch hand go down in flames -- and guess which he chose?

Billy Bob's show showcases inventors with gag products, like fake teeth that make you look like a hillbilly. A guy named Dennis Weir had an invention he wanted to pitch ... badly, so he hunted Billy Bob down to the point BB felt like he was being stalked.

Dennis showed up at Billy Bob's Illinois hunting lodge earlier this month, and the ranch hand went to the edge of the property, pulled a .45 caliber pistol on Dennis and told him to get out of Dodge.

Dennis called the cops and the ranch hand was arrested for assault. But it appears from the police report cops had an idea that would make everyone happy and presumably the criminal case would go away. All Billy Bob had to do was meet Dennis and hear about his invention.

The cop escorted Dennis into Billy Bob's office and asked to see him, but the assistant sent them packing. So Dennis didn't get to pitch is invention, and the ranch hand just got charged with a crime.

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Dave Navarro

I'm Strapped for Kinky Sex

12/10/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Dave Navarro Guitar Strap Sex ToyDave Navarro can go from shredding to bedding in one fell swoop ... now that he's designed a two-in-one guitar strap slash sex toy.

The rocker tells TMZ he decided to combine his 2 favorite things -- music and sex -- and teamed up with a BDSM toy company ... and the result is something he calls, "The Strap."

Pretty simple concept ... the guitar strap comes off the guitar and can then be used to restrain yourself or a partner in a ton of different positions. Seriously ... just about anything your sick mind can come up with ... The Strap can handle it.

1209_dave_navarro_straps_The-StockroomAs Dave put it ... "It's the Swiss army knife of the bedroom" -- that is if you don't already have an actual Swiss army knife in play.

Navarro preaches safe S&M though, and revealed his safe word -- “Chappaquiddick.”  

Maybe he'll have better luck.

'Beverly Hillbillies'

Jethro Sues CBS

You Broke My Rib Deal

12/9/2014 6:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Come and listen to a story 'bout a man named Jethro ... 

Max Baer, Jr. -- who played Jethro in "The Beverly Hillbillies" -- has a bone to pick with CBS for undermining his plan to create a restaurant empire ... all because of a rib joint in Des Moines.

According to the lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- Max cut a deal with CBS that allowed him to develop a chain of "Beverly Hillbillies" themed restaurants, casinos and hotels. Max claims he had the exclusive right to use the Jethro character and other themes from the show.

So imagine his dismay when he found out about Jethro's BBQ in Iowa. Max says CBS cut a secret side deal with the owners, allowing them to use the Jethro character that Max says was his and his alone. 

When you look at the mission statement from Jethro's ... it's pretty clear ... they're taking a bite out of the same rib to which Max laid claim.

Then again ... the people who eat at Jethro's may simply be poor mountaineers who barely kept their family fed.

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'Let it Snow' Song

Writers Say Screw That

Make it Rain, Bitch!

12/9/2014 4:42 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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120914_sammy_cahn_launch_v2 The 2 famous songwriters who penned one of the most famous Christmas classics ever are at each other's throats -- beyond the grave -- 70 years after they dropped the tune.

"Let it Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" -- which has been covered by Garth Brooks, Patsy Cline, Dean Martin, Carly Simon and many others -- has made untold millions over the years.  

The songwriters -- Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne -- are long dead, but their estates are squabbling over a fortune. Styne's widow made a claim against Warner/Chappell Music for more than $2 million in royalties, and Cahn's estate jumped in because they wanted a piece of the pie. So no money is getting paid out to anyone until the dust settles. And that's what just prompted Cahn's widow to sue Warner.

By the way, Sammy Cahn wrote all sorts of classics, including "Love and Marriage" and "Call Me Irresponsible." And in case you're not old, "Love and Marriage" was not written for "Married with Children."

FUN FACT:  "Let it Snow" was written in JULY, 1945, during a heatwave ... so the song was about wishful thinking, not XMAS.

Warner/Chappell declined comment.

Diddy

He Punched Drake Over a Song

12/9/2014 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Diddy Punched Drakeupdate_graphic_red_bar12:35 PM PT -- According to our sources, the song that sparked the fight was "0 to 100/ The Catch Up" which was just nominated for two Grammys -- Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song.update_grey_gray_barDiddy assaulted Drake early Monday morning because of a feud over a song ... TMZ has learned.

As we reported, Diddy punched Drake at LIV nightclub in Miami Beach, and we were told it was because Diddy felt disrespected by the rapper, and now we know why.

Our sources say, producer Boi-1da had given both Diddy and Drake a song to record more than 8 months ago. We're told Diddy sat on the song, which frustrated Drake because he wanted to record it. So recently Drake recorded the song on his own and it did well, which pissed Diddy off.

Diddy saw Drake at LIV Monday for the first time since the song was released. Sources close to Diddy say he confronted Drake, who just blew him off, and that's when Diddy said, "You'll never disrespect me again," and then punched him. 

We're told Drake ended up at an ER because in the ruckus he hit his shoulder and exacerbated an old injury.

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