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Dan Bilzerian Sued

Roof-Tossed Porn Star ...

He Should've Known I Can't Fly

12/16/2014 6:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Dan Bilzerian Throws Porn Star Off Roof It's officially open season on Instagram playboy Dan Bilzerian -- he's been hit with his 2nd lawsuit in a week ... this time from the porn star he tossed off a roof and into a pool.

Janice Griffith just filed the suit against Bilzerian and Hustler magazine for the stunt she says left her with a broken foot. In her suit, Janice says Huster hired her to do a photoshoot at Dan's home back in April ... which would show off his "extravagant lifestyle."

She says the porn star-pool toss was suggested by Bilzerian and Hustler -- and she was assured it would be safe. She says they should've known she didn't have the skills to pull off the stunt ... based on her "experiences and qualifications." Translation: porn stars can't fly, dummy.

According to the suit, after the stunt went awry ... she was offered booze to ease her pain. She doesn't say if she accepted.

Afterward, Janice says she reached out to Bilzerian and his attorney -- and got back a letter from them she calls "unprofessional." Gotta say ... It was a pretty epic retort.

Bilzerian got sued last week by a chick he kicked in LIV Nightclub in Miami.

Janice is suing for unspecified damages and lost wages. Apparently the broken-foot-fetish market isn't booming.

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Kurt Busch

I Can't Terrorize My Ex-GF

She's a Trained Assassin

12/16/2014 4:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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121614_patricia_driscoll_launchKurt Busch's ex-girlfriend is in court to get a restraining order against him -- but the NASCAR driver is fighting back with what he says is proof she's a certified badass who couldn't possibly be afraid of him.

Patricia Driscoll testified in a Dover, Delaware court Tuesday about Kurt's alleged attack on her after one of his races in September. As we've reported ... Driscoll claims he choked her inside his motorcoach.

But sources close to Busch tell TMZ Sports his legal team has submitted a YouTube video of Driscoll as evidence. The video entitled "Pocket Commando" -- was posted earlier this year, and shows her at a gun range, showing off marksman skills and talking about the company she owns ... Frontline Defense Systems. 

Driscoll calls herself a "commando mommy" on the video ... which we're told was shot and edited to pitch her as a reality TV star.

We're told Busch's attorneys will argue that Driscoll is a "trained assassin" who would have no reason to fear Busch. In fact, during Tuesday's hearing Busch's attorneys called her a "mercenary" out to ruin his career. Busch adamantly denies the attack. 

It's likely the video will be played in court on Wednesday.

Mickey Rourke's Opponent

BANNED From Boxing in NJ

After Fix Confession

12/16/2014 1:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Elliot Seymour -- the boxer who admits throwing his fight against Mickey Rourke -- will be banned from getting in the ring again in New Jersey, and most likely in California too.

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Seymour copped to intentionally fixing the fight in their November match and got $15k for going down in the 2nd round.

Now, boxing officials in Cali and NJ tell us there's no way they would sanction another one of his fights. Commissioner Larry Hazzard  Sr. of the NJ State Athletic Control Board says, "He admitted that he took a dive. I would not issue him a license based off that admission."

Hazzard added, "I don't think he's deserving. It's a no-brainer."

An official from the CA State Athletic Commission says if Seymour ever had the gall to apply for a boxing license in his state ... "It'd be very difficult to imagine ever sanctioning" a fight for him.

As for Rourke -- Seymour claims Mickey was unaware of the fix ... therefore, neither commission could speak about his future boxing eligibility.

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'The Interview'

9/11-Style Threat

Not Credible ... So Far

12/16/2014 1:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The latest threat by Sony hackers -- warning a 9/11-type attack at movie theaters that play "The Interview" -- is not credible, at least on available intelligence ... this according to The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security.

A DHS official tells TMZ ... "We are still analyzing the credibility of these statements, but at this time there is no credible intelligence to indicate an active plot against movie theaters within the United States."

The hackers released an ominous-sounding message, warning people not to see the movie, saying, "Remember the 11th of September, 2001. We recommend you keep yourself distant from the places at that time." 

But the official adds, "If you see something, say something" ... which is what all law enforcement is urging the public post 9/11.

Britney Spears

My Women's Health Cover Is the Real Deal

Here's Proof!

12/16/2014 1:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Britney Spears Womens Health Cover PhotoshoppedBritney Spears looks ... different on the cover of Women's Health Magazine, and while many people suspect a Photoshop job -- TMZ has obtained video that shows that's probably not the case.

Sources involved with the photoshoot tell TMZ ... Britney's facial changes can be attributed to a makeup technique called "contouring" ... which accounts for her slimmer nose and more defined cheek bones. 

Check out the video ... she looks exactly the same on set as she does in print. 

It really is Britney, bitch.

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Joan Rivers

Clinic Overhauls Procedures

To Avoid Repeat Tragedies

12/16/2014 12:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The clinic where Joan Rivers' throat procedure turned deadly ... just filed a plan to make a slew of major changes to avoid getting shut down by the feds.

According to docs obtained by TMZ ... Yorkville Endoscopy is responding to flaws found by the Department of Health and Human services ... by making several upgrades to its procedures.

Among the changes:
- Stricter procedures to credential physicians and observers who are admitted into operating rooms
- The clinic has to perform a full assessment of a patient's weight, allergies, and medical history before administering Propofol 
- Supplemental oxygen should be routinely used and immediately available for patients sedated with Propofol
- Anesthesiologists must check vital signs at least every 5 minutes for patients sedated with Propofol
- Unscheduled drills to resuscitate patients using defibrillators/crash carts will be run 4 times a year

Most of the changes relate directly to problems the agency found at the clinic while investigating Joan's death. The Dept. of HHS has signed off on Yorkville's plan.

Yorkville officials had been given a January deadline to get this done ... or the feds could have closed down the clinic.

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Al Sharpton

Hollywood's Like the Rockies

The Higher You Go, The Whiter it Looks

12/16/2014 6:33 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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121614_al_sharpton_launchAl Sharpton made it clear to us ... Sony honcho Amy Pascal's head is on the chopping block, or as he put it, "I'm gonna give her a lotta heck about the hack."

Al was in NYC when our photog asked about the numerous leaks, but the one he seems most offended by is the email about Obama in which Pascal suggests the Prez is a devotee of black films.

Sharpton says Pascal invited him and other civil rights leaders to meet with her and after the showdown they'll decide whether to ask for her resignation.

But Sharpton thinks the bigger issue is that African Americans don't have a seat at the big tables in Hollywood.   
 
This video is Sharpton at his strongest.

Best Lawsuit of the Year

Sell an Oscar

Go Directly to Court

12/16/2014 7:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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And the Oscar goes to ... some dude on eBay, and now the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is going after the relative of an actual winner.

A guy named Robert Surtees won an Oscar in 1953 for cinematography for the "The Bad and the Beautiful." Robert is now dead, and his daughter-in-law, Carol, apparently needs some cash, because she put the statue up on eBay and there was indeed a market ... she sold it for $40,500.

Here's the problem ... there are strings attached to winning an Oscar, one of them being that if the winner wants to sell it the Academy can step in and buy it for the very reasonable price of $10.

So the Academy is pissed, and they've filed a lawsuit, not only asking for the sale price but they want a judge to give them the statue ... of course, after the Academy ponies up the $10.

Mama June

Forget Santa ...

I'll Save Christmas!

12/16/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Mama June Donates MoneyChristmas in the town of McIntyre, GA was almost cancelled, but Mama June ponied up out of her own pocket to save it.

The Shannon family has hosted a toy drive for the last 5 years ... with great success. Sometimes 500 people a night would show up at their well-decorated home, where adults deposited toys and the kids would sit on Santa's -- AKA Sugar Bear's -- lap.

But the fallout from the collapse of the Honey Boo Boo empire has taken its toll ... only a few hundred people showed up so far, and it looked like some kids would get nothing next week.

So Mama June says she personally forked over $2,000 for toys and says she'll ante up more if need be. She tells us, "No matter if one or one hundred came out, I was going to make sure the kids here in the county will wake up to something at Christmas."

So she's been naughty and nice.

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Bill Cosby

Blasted for Playing Race Card

... With Reporters

12/16/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Bill Cosby Race CardBill Cosby suggesting white journalists are giving him the short end of the stick is a bunch of crap -- and that's according to the head of a black journalists organization.

Bob Butler, President of the National Association of Black Journalists ... tells TMZ almost all reports on the sexual assault allegations against Cosby have been unbiased -- despite Cosby alleging white media (whatever that means) have it out for him.

In fact, Butler says black reporters should actually be pissed at Cosby's claim because ... "You don’t go easier on a person with color. Its wrong for journalism period."

He adds, "This not a color issue, this is a journalism issue … black people happen to be reporters."

Cosby -- not winning friends in the media ... of any race.

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'Vanderpump Rules' Star

We Deserve $10k an Episode

12/16/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"Vanderpump Rules" star Peter Madrigal thinks he and the rest of the supporting cast are getting short changed, and he wants Lisa to DOUBLE their salary.

Peter told us he doesn't care that Vanderpump flies first while everyone else is crammed in coach. But on the salary front, he thinks the ratings justify $10K an episode, not the $5K they're currently pulling in.

Here's the thing ... the $5K represents more than a 1000 percent increase. They were only getting $5K for the entire first season.

Tis the season ... to ask for a big fat paycheck.

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Chris Pratt

Pays Tribute to Lil Sebastian

At 'Parks and Rec' Party

12/16/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Chris Pratt gave an emotional performance Saturday at the wrap party for "Parks and Recreation" ... all to pay tribute to one of Pawnee's finest treasures -- Lil Sebastian.

There was no hologram horse -- but Pratt belted out the Mouse Rat song "5,000 Candles in the Wind" with Ron freaking Swanson playing the guitar ... and just like you'd expect, it was awesome!

Everyone in attendance was stoked -- and since the show finished filming it's final season this week ... it will probably be the last time anyone hears it in person.

Treat yo self ... and watch the video.

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Teresa Giudice

I Got a Bum Rap

I'm Not Paying for Gia's Music Videos

12/16/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Teresa Guidice may be a criminal, but she's not as bad as people are making her out to be in the restitution department.

There has been a torrent of criticism that Teresa funded her daughter's 2 music videos when she still owes the government hundreds of thousands of dollars in restitution and she stiffed her creditors by declaring bankruptcy.  

But we've learned ... Teresa didn't ante up a red cent for the 3KT videos. Gia Guidice's manager, Xhist Entertainment, tells TMZ the videos were funded by the management company and private investors ... not Teresa or Joe.

There are reports Teresa blew 5 figures on the videos. We're told they were way cheaper -- $5K-8K a pop. 

She's bad, but not that bad.

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