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The Game Sued

He Sexually Assaulted Me

On His TV Show

8/5/2015 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0805-the-game-tmz-01The Game is being accused of sexually assaulting a contestant on his reality show, and the alleged victim is suing for $10,000,000. 

According to a lawsuit filed in federal court in Illinois, Priscilla Rainey says she was cast on Game's show, "She's Got Game" earlier this year -- and on May 22, she was shooting a scene in a sports bar.

In the docs, Rainey says Game was "out of control," drunk, and on drugs. She says over the course of the evening, Game sexually assaulted her several times ... including "forcefully reaching his hand inside her dress to rub her bare vagina and buttocks."

We've reached out to Game for a response to the suit ... nothing back yet.


Sam Smith

Plays Denver, After Parties In LA

8/5/2015 11:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0805-sam-smith-instagram-01Sam Smith might sling mellow R&B songs but he played up the rock star role Tuesday night after he held the after-party for his Red Rocks concert in Colorado ... miles away in LA.

Following his sold-out gig at the Denver-area amphitheater Smith wanted to rage at his favorite LA watering hole … the Abbey, so he boarded his private jet and had a table waiting. 

We’re told Smith got to the famous gay bar around midnight…  impressive considering the Red Rocks concert started at 8 PM and it's a 2-hour flight to LA from Denver. He also made up an hour traveling westward.

Smith brought his band along for the ride and partied till 2 AM, before calling it a night and leaving a huge tip.

He's got another show tonight in Utah ... party in Vegas?


Meek Mill

Justin, Khloe, Nicki & Chris

Dragged Into Suit

8/5/2015 8:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0805-meek-mill-lawsuitMeek Mill doesn't need any more celebrity beef ... but he just got Justin Bieber, Khloe Kardashian, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, and French Montana wrapped up in a lawsuit because he is refusing to play ball ... TMZ has learned.

Meek's friends were just added to the ongoing lawsuit against him for allegedly trashing a Beverly Hills rental pad during an epic Grammy party. The owner of the house says he had warned Meek about having ragers ... and having more than 6 people on the property at once.

The lawyer for the owner tells us Meek is refusing to negotiate a payment for the damage ... so they're amping it up by naming all the high profile guests from the bash, calling them trespassers.

We're told the lawyer plans on deposing the celebs ... grilling them about the party and their involvement.

We're guessing this one's gonna settle.


Chanel West Coast

Arrested for 'Ridiculousness' Fight

Outside Club

8/5/2015 3:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chanel West Coast from MTV's "Ridiculousness" was arrested at 1 OAK nightclub Tuesday for allegedly beating on people and even punching and kicking a cop.  And, maybe the best "do-you-know-who-I-am" ever ... "I've been on TV for 17 seasons."

Law enforcement tells us Chanel, who also appeared on Rob Dyrdek's "Fantasy Factory," got into a fight with a girl inside the club. She was promptly booted but when she got outside she started fighting security.

Someone involved made a citizen's arrest and she was held until L.A. County Sheriff's deputies came, cuffed her and took her in for battery.

You hear a cop say to Chanel that he wanted to let her go even after she kicked him but then she went and punched him.


Louis Gossett Jr.

Recapturing My Youth ...

Hurts Like a Bitch

8/5/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0804-louis-gosset-jr-ear-peirced-TMZ-01Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr. is 79-years-old, but NOT too old to rock some new ice in his ear ... much like the average teenager.

Louis got his left ear re-pierced Monday at T-Man Tattoo in Studio City, CA. He told staffers he first got it pierced back in '74 for a movie role, but it closed up when he stopped wearing earrings sometime in the '80s.

T-Man owner Howard Teman says the 'Officer and a Gentleman' star brought in an eraser-sized diamond stud to fill the hole -- and entertained everyone by busting out the alien voice from “Enemy Mine.”

All told, he dropped $45 for the piercing and aftercare products ... plus a generous tip.

Fun fact: LGJ just edged out a couple of elderly pierced gents -- Morgan Freeman is 78, and Harrison Ford, a spry 73.

Elon Musk

Third Time's a Charm ...

Pulls Plug on Divorce Again!

8/4/2015 3:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0804-elon-musk-talulah-musk-TMZ-GETTY-01Billionaire PayPal and Tesla founder Elon Musk isn't quite ready to legally cut ties from his wife -- he's ditching plans to divorce actress Talulah Riley ... whom he already divorced once before. 

Musk filed for divorce on January 1, 2015, but now he's followed up by filing a request to dismiss the divorce ... and the new docs indicate Talulah's on board with the reversal. 

Musk and Riley initially married in 2010, but divorced two years later. They remarried in July 2013, only to hit the skids again. 

All this indecision has hit Musk where it really hurts -- he's paid her settlements of $4.2 million and $16 mil for each split. Then again, he's reportedly worth $14 billion ... so, it can't hurt THAT much.

We've reached out to Elon to see if this is a full reconciliation, but no word back.

Kylie Jenner

I Don't Want to Be on Camera ...

No, Really!

8/4/2015 1:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0804-kylie-jenner-getty-01Kylie Jenner is making Kardashian-Jenner family history by trying to AVOID a camera -- as part of her car accident lawsuit.

Jenner is looking to get out of giving a videotaped deposition related to her August 2013 crash ... which happened just 18 days after she got her license.

In new court docs, Jenner says the depo is unnecessary since she's accepted blame all along for the accident. Jenner claims she's offered to settle the suit for $20,000 ... but the victim has refused and insists on dragging this thing into court

Jenner thinks this is really just a play to get publicity for the case ... possibly, by leaking the taped depo. She wants the judge to 86 plans to record her testimony ... or at least, keep it sealed.

She must be getting legal advice from Bieber and Lil Wayne.

Michael Jackson

You Wanna See Where I Recorded 'Billie Jean'

Maybe You Can!

8/4/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0803_Hayvenhurst-home_MJ_APThe people who run Michael Jackson's Estate are considering opening up the family home in Encino, CA to tourists ... the home where MJ recorded his biggest hits, including "Billie Jean."

Sources familiar with the situation tell us, the Estate is noodling the idea of Hollywood tour buses and individuals making the trek to the property and then taking a room-by-room tour.

After Michael bought the house for his family, he tore it down and then built a new one, which included a recording studio where he laid down the tracks for "Billie Jean," "We Are the World," "Beat It," "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," and many others.

Michael also built a 2-story wing which served as his separate living quarters.

Our sources say nothing's in cement ... the Estate is currently exploring the idea and also checking to see if the zoning laws would allow it, and if not whether they could get a variance. 


50 Cent Bankruptcy

G-Unit Is

Bleeding Me Dry

8/4/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0803-50-cent-tmz-0150 Cent's financial woes are coming into focus ... because new financial docs show G-Unit Records and G-Unit Brands have cost 50 more than $10 million over the last three years. 

According to new documents filed as part of 50's bankruptcy, the two branches of G-Unit have been in the red each of the last three years -- $10.45 million in losses. The silver lining ... they've done better this year ... they're still losing dough, but not as much.

The documents reveal a few other 50 financial tidbits. 50 is currently paying child support to Daphne Joy for their young son, Sire ... and the docs say by the time the kid hits 18 ... he'll have paid out $832,600.

50 says he has more than $15 million in personal property, which does not include houses. And get this ... he has $2.7 million in his checking account.

50's monthly expenses include $5,000/month for gardening, $1,500 for pool maintenance and $9,000/month for security.   


Gwen Stefani

Files for Divorce

From Gavin Rossdale

8/3/2015 4:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0803_gwen_stefani_gavin_rossdale_TMZ_2Gwen Stefani has filed for divorce from her husband Gavin Rossdale, TMZ has learned.

Gwen cites irreconcilable differences in her divorce petition, which seeks to end their 13-year-marriage.

Gwen, who's repped by attorney Scott Weston, is asking for joint custody of the couple's 3 kids -- 9-year-old Kingston, 6-year-old Zuma and 1-year-old Apollo.

Gavin, who's repped by disso-queen Laura Wasser, filed his response at the same time, and he's also asking for joint custody. It's clear the petition and response were orchestrated to be filed simultaneously.

Sources tell TMZ there is no prenup, so the 50/50 California community property laws kick in. 45-year-old Gwen is worth a reported $80 million, and 49-year-old Gavin's worth an estimated $35 million. Given the length of the marriage, that will probably all go into one pot before it's divided.

Gwen checked the box on the form to deny Gavin spousal support.  

In a joint statement they said, "While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment." 


Chris Brown

Fighting Back Against Bad Parenting Claims ...

I'm a Good Father!

8/3/2015 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Chris Brown believes he's an exceptional father to his daughter Royalty and plans to fight his baby mama's attempt to limit his custody to just supervised visits. 

According to our sources, Brown plans to file an opposition to Nia Guzman's request for full custody ... countering her claims that he's a bad father. Guzman has cited several issues with Chris' parenting and lifestyle, but we're told he has a comeback for each one.

First off, we're told Chris will argue he never puts his daughter in harm's way and has increased security at his home since the recent break-in.

Secondly, our sources says Chris will say he has never done drugs around Royalty.

Lastly, we're told Chris will argue he has never allowed "gang bangers" to be around his daughter.

Chris has filed his own docs to establish paternity so he can fight for joint custody, but so far a judge has not ruled.


Britney Spears

Lifetime Conservatorship

8/3/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Britney Spears has been under a remarkably successful conservatorship for 7 1/2 years, and sources familiar with the situation tell us it could last a lifetime.

We're told there are no plans to end the conservatorship, even in the long term, and no one involved is complaining. As TMZ and every other media outlet reported, Britney was so bad off at the end of 2007 her family was in fear she would die.

After she was taken to the hospital on a psych hold, her dad, Jamie Spears, went to court and a conservatorship was established in January 2008. There are actually 2 conservatorships ... one for the person, and one for finances.  

Fact is ... the conservatorships have worked remarkably well. Britney -- who at her worst was on the verge of losing permanent custody of her kids -- is now by any standard a great parent. Jamie and Britney's doctors have stabilized her to the point she can successfully work and maintain a personal life.

As for the financial conservatorship, it has been a huge success. Last year alone the conservatorship raked in $14 million, and that's only a portion of Britney's financial machine. As one source said, before the conservatorship her finances were an absolute mess, and the ship has been fully righted. 

We're told Britney -- who has a team of lawyers and doctors, along with Jamie, managing the conservatorship -- has "substantial day-to-day freedom" to make her own decisions.

Short story ... if the conservatorship were to end, there would be significant risk she could backslide. The plan is to continue the conservatorship indefinitely ... because it works.


Jericho the Lion

High Alert

For Poachers and Hunters

8/3/2015 12:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0802-jericho-lion-SPLASH-01Jericho the lion has a security team to ensure he isn't hunted and killed like his kindred spirit, Cecil.

An official from the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force tells TMZ, a research team is monitoring Jericho's every move and are ready to pounce if anything looks suspicious.

Jericho has taken over alpha male duties for the pride, and if he's killed the animals that were once under Cecil's watch will be unprotected in the wild.

Researchers are tracking Jericho as best they can with a GPS device.

A report surfaced Saturday that Jericho was killed, which thankfully turned out to be false.  

Officials in Zimbabwe have put a ban on hunting lions around the park in question, and if any poachers are spotted in the area, authorities will take swift action.

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