Ozzy Osbourne's right hand man in Black Sabbath -- bassist Geezer Butler -- got busted for a bar fight, and spent a night in jail.
Sources tell us Butler was in a bar at the Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley Tuesday ... when the brawl broke out -- and apparently the ol' Geezer's still got some fight left in him.
Inyo County Sheriff's deputies, clearly believing the Butler did it ... arrested the 65-year-old for battery, vandalism, and disorderly conduct.
Butler famously wrote most of Sabbath's lyrics ... while Ozzy got all the glory as the band's frontman.
Has he lost his mind? Can he see or is he blind?
Who knows? But cops tell us Butler was released from jail Wednesday morning after drying out.
The Best Football Player
I Ever Played Golf With Was ...
1/28/2015 2:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Renowned golfer and occasional saxophonist Kenny G knows how to swing the crooked stick, and in all his golf-playing days ... one NFL star stands out above the rest.
Our photog spotted Kenny in New York City Wednesday afternoon ... and he told us about his favorite course to play. He's got a pretty conventional choice.
But when we asked Kenny to name the best football player he's ever played a round with ... he didn't hesitate.
Hint: if you don't root for this guy's team, you almost certainly hate him. Actually, you might hate him even if you do.
Sues Birdman's Cash Money ...
I Want Out!
1/28/2015 1:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lil Wayne has made good on his promise to go after Cash Money ... because he's filed a lawsuit asking a judge to end his contract with Birdman's label.
According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Wayne says Birdman and company violated the deal by withholding tens of millions of dollars Cash Money owes him for his long-delayed album, "Tha Carter V."
Wayne claims because Cash Money is refusing to pay, he's entitled to walk.
But Lil Wayne wants more than just a declaration of freedom. He's suing for $51 MILLION.
And Wayne wants the judge to declare he's the joint copyright owner of all Young Money recordings ... which includes Drake, Nicki Minaj and several others.
Sources connected to Wayne tell TMZ ... if Birdman antes up then he can release "Tha Carter V," but only if Wayne gets paid. Wayne says he was supposed to get an $8 million advance when he began recording in December, 2013 and another 2M when he completed the album a year later, but so far he's gotten nothing.
I Showed Troubled Youth the Right Path
And I Got Credit!
1/28/2015 1:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lindsay Lohan got credit for 18 hours of community service for doing meet and greets with fans who went to see her London play ... and that's why the prosecutor is furious.
It's pretty stunning ... Community Service Volunteers in London submitted docs to the court in Lindsay's probation case Wednesday ... listing 5 meet and greets following her performances in "Speed-the-Plow." According to the docs, each hangout lasted 3 HOURS!
But wait ... it gets even more bizarre ... CSV gave 5 lucky probationers a total of 70 hours with Lindsay ... providing them with "work shadowing experience." In other words, young people who needed to be taught a lesson followed Lindsay by way of example. The other thing ... she's not even working right now.
Prosecutor Terry White wants 2 weeks to get to the bottom of it before he makes a recommendation to the judge. Lindsay's lawyer, Shawn Holley, told the judge Lindsay merely complied with CSV rules.
Courtney Loves Making Money
... And So Do I
1/28/2015 12:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kevin O'Leary and Courtney Love definitely made a connection -- not romantically, but financially -- during their marathon dinner date Tuesday night.
Mr. Wonderful came on TMZ Live to reveal their nearly 4-hour meal was all about money and music. Courtney has publishing rights to tons of music -- hers and Kurt Cobain's -- and, of course, Kevin's got tons of money.
Kevin says he's considering investing in her music catalog, but you have to see what really shocked him about Courtney.
Never judge a book, or a Hole lead singer ...
Katy Perry's Boobs
Now Super Bowl Prop Bet
Cleavage or No Cleavage!?
1/28/2015 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Katy Perry's boobs could make you A LOT of money -- because they've just become the focal points of a new Super Bowl prop bet ... TMZ Sports has learned.
The cyber-gambling site BetOnline.ag is offering up a bet -- where you can place money on whether you think Katy will show cleavage or no cleavage during her Super Bowl halftime show.
Right now ... the odds are STRONGLY for boobage:
"Yes" is -500
"No" is +350
Translation -- if you bet "no," $100 gets you $350. If you bet "yes," you need to wager $500 to earn a measly $100.
Some other prop bets?
-- The coin toss
-- Color of the Gatorade thrown on the winning coach
-- Hoodie type worn by Bill Belichick (sleeves vs. no sleeves)
-- Katy Perry's wardrobe at the beginning of Halftime (pants vs. shorts vs. dress or skirt)
-- Length of the National Anthem
... and get this -- you can bet on who Barack Obama will pick to win the Super Bowl.
Mariah and Nick
Their Kids Liked Me Too Much
1/28/2015 9:37 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon may be getting divorced, but they're still attached because they're being sued by a former nanny who claims she was fired because she showed too much affection to their twins.
Simonette DaCosta claims in a new lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- she was the full-time nanny when the kids were just infants. She fed, bathed and comforted them, but it didn't sit well with Mariah.
DaCosta claims the singer berated her for showing too much affection. Translation, it's pretty clear she's alleging Mariah was jealous because the kids liked their nanny way too much.
DaCosta also claims she was worked too hard ... putting in lots of OT -- sometimes 100 hours a week.
She wants back pay and other damages.
Baltimore Ravens Player
... Arrest Warrant Issued
1/28/2015 9:18 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Baltimore Ravens safety Will Hill is wanted by NJ officials -- after allegedly stiffing his baby mama out of more than $16k in child support ... TMZ Sports has learned.
According to official documents obtained by TMZ Sports, the 24-year-old is on the hook for $16,588.18 in unpaid support to a woman in New Jersey.
Law enforcement sources tell us an arrest warrant has been issued. There won't be a "fugitive" style manhunt for the guy ... but if a cop pulls him over and runs his info, he'll be arrested on the spot.
In fact, that's exactly what happened to Hill in December 2013 ... when he was arrested in NJ on a warrant for outstanding child support payments.
Hill (who was playing for the NY Giants back then) eventually paid up ... and actually played in a game against the Detroit Lions just days later.
Hill is considered a pretty solid player on the Ravens -- and had a key pick 6 interception against the Saints in week 12.
We've reached out to Hill for comment -- so far, no word back.
Orange is the New Black for Stalker
'Cause She's Goin' to Jail
1/28/2015 10:14 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Taryn Manning will be stalker-free for the foreseeable future because the woman who's been harassing her for months will be spending some time in the pokey.
Jeanine Heller -- who has now famously been in a bizarre battle royale with her former close friend for months -- was sentenced to 45 days in jail for harassing her by sending a slew of texts to Manning and then uploading a manifesto about the actress and posting it on Reddit.
After she gets out Heller will go to an inpatient psych center where she'll be evaluated and treated for around a week.
She's also been banned from using computers until her next court date at the end of March.
... In the 'Bu
1/28/2015 7:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Gordon Ramsay is JACKED, SON!!!
The "Hell's Kitchen" chef was out in Malibu on Tuesday ... strollin' around in his workout gear after a triathlon training session -- flexin' a serious pair of guns.
Turns out, 48-year-old Ramsay is a hardcore athlete ... he's completed 15 marathons, 3 ultra-marathons, 3 half-Ironmans and the actual Ironman in Hawaii.
FYI -- Ramsay started running marathons in 2001 ...and says his goal is to break the 3:30 mark.
In fact, Gordon clocked in a time of 3:30:14 back 2004 ... but says he chocked that up to posing for pics for fans and singing autographs.
"Had I not said yes and taken some water and stolen a Jelly Baby, I would have done it in under 3.30," Ramsay told The Telegraph ... "I am going to break 3.30. I won’t stop until I do."
Ludacris' Baby Mama
He Made Me Play
Let's Make an Pregnancy Deal
1/28/2015 6:43 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ludacris' baby mama testified in court that it's ridiculously ludicrous he's fighting for full custody of their daughter, because he desperately wanted her to have an abortion to the point he even bribed her.
Tamika Fuller said when Luda found out she was pregnant he cried, but they weren't tears of joy. He said it would ruin his life and he then urged her to terminate the pregnancy.
According to Tamika, Luda initially offered her $10K and a house if she lost the baby.
As TMZ first reported, Fuller believes Luda's quicky marriage to Eudoxie was just a transparent ploy to show the judge he has a more stable home than her.
Hey Shaq & LeBron
Your TV Shows Will Probably Fail
1/28/2015 6:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Shaquille O'Neal ain't gonna be the next Seinfeld ... and LeBron James is no Alex Trebek ... so says ESPN's Bill Simmons who thinks both NBA stars are likely to crash and burn with their new TV projects.
As we previously reported, Shaq's got a sitcom in the works based on his real-life business empire ... and LeBron's production company is partnering with NBC to create a new primetime game show.
But Simmons tells TMZ Sports ... neither venture looks promising -- "I wouldn't invest in either of those."
Simmons on Shaq -- "I don't have a lot of high hopes for that sitcom. I don't see the sitcom thing happening."
Simmons on LeBron -- "I think game shows usually don't work. I probably have more high hopes for the Shaq show."
Everyone's a critic ...
Down to the Wire ...
Community Service Completed!
1/28/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lindsay Lohan will get a letter of completion from her London community service center ... but it will still be warm off the photocopy machine when her lawyer hands it to the judge.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Community Service Volunteers will certify Lindsay has completed her 240 hours to satisfy her probation requirement in her reckless driving case.
As we reported ... Lindsay waited until the last minute to get it done, and she put in her time at a breakneck pace beginning late last week.
There's one thing that's unclear ... whether she completed her hours on Tuesday or whether she has a few left that she'll do Wednesday before the court hearing. Since London is 8 hours ahead of L.A. she has the full day to finish if she hasn't already.
We're told CSV is prepared to send a letter of completion before her court hearing Wednesday morning.
Lindsay was supposed to complete her hours November 6, but she had only performed 102 hours of the 240.
Lindsay will not be in court. Her lawyer, Shawn Holley, will hand the sacred doc to the judge.