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Mel B In the Clear For Witness Intimidation

9/21/2017 4:38 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mel B will not be prosecuted for intimidating a witness in her domestic violence case against Stephen Belaftone ... TMZ has learned.

The L.A. County D.A. says it will not move forward because the text messages Mel sent to rapper Siya were "too vague" to be clearly interpreted as threats. The messages also don't show that Mel was even aware Siya was going to testify against her.

TMZ broke the story ... Siya had filed a police report, claiming Mel sent threatening texts warning her not to take the stand in Mel B's divorce and domestic violence case.

Siya was on Belafonte's witness list, and we're told she will testify Belafonte never abused his wife and that Mel B was calling the shots when they had 3-ways during their marriage.

Kris, Kim, Khloe, Kourtney Those Women Screwed Me Royally ... So I Want $32 Million!!!

9/21/2017 3:10 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kim, Khloe, Kourtney Kardashian and Kris Jenner are being sued by a guy who ran a beauty company who claims they screwed him out of a cut of the profits ... and he wants as much as $32 MILLION.

Here's the backstory. John LaBonty was CEO and President of Boldface, a company that markets beauty products. According to the lawsuit, the Kardashians gave Boldface an exclusive deal to market all its beauty stuff. Boldface morphed into a different company, but LaBonty says it didn't affect his interest.

LaBonty claims he had a 5% equity interest in all products in the the Kardashian Beauty line. He says the Kardashian women stopped making any effort to market, promote and support the line and thwarted the company's ability to make money off the products.

LaBonty shockingly says his 5% interest that was not realized is in the many millions. He's vague, but says he's definitely entitled to $6 million and maybe as much as $32 million.

Aaron Carter Bizarre Phone Call Gets Cops Rushing to Home

9/21/2017 3:03 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

3:37 PM PT -- Cops are on the scene, and according to a neighbor it appears Aaron is fine. He was seen answering the door for the responding officers.

No word on whether he was under the influence, as the concerned caller claimed.Cops are rushing to Aaron Carter's home after getting a report he appeared to be under the influence of something ... TMZ has learned.

According to law enforcement, cops just got a call from someone who had been on a call with Aaron when they felt something just wasn't right. Sources connected to Aaron tell us one of his neighbors went to check on him, but no one responded when they knocked.

Police are en route right now.

As we've reported ... family members have been worried for a few weeks now that Aaron was relapsing and possibly suicidal. Last week in NYC, Aaron told us ... there's no reason for concern.

Story developing ...

Xzibit Shades 'Tackle My Ride' ... I Ain't Watchin' That

9/21/2017 2:58 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The guy from "Pimp My Ride" says there's no chance in hell he's watching the NFL's car-customizing show, "Tackle My Ride" ... with Xzibit telling producers, "Good luck with that."

Xzibit has had ZERO desire to reflect on his "Pimp My Ride" days ever since the MTV show ended back in the day ... and has hilariously roasted fans who bring it up. 

Just last year, someone tweeted at him, "Can you pimp my ride?" He shot back -- "No bitch, sh*ts been over for a decade. Get a job."

So, when we told him about the NFL Network's twist on the show -- where football fans get their cars tricked out into "the ultimate fan car" ... Mr. X to the Z did not care for it. 

We asked if he'll watch it -- "Nah, I got other sh*t to do."

Tupac Photographer Sues Macy's & Urban Outfitters ... You Jacked My Pics to Move Merch!!!

9/21/2017 3:17 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Some of the most famous photos of Tupac Shakur have been stolen and slapped on shirts at a couple popular retail stores, and the photog wants justice ... according to a new lawsuit.

Chi Modu, known for his portraits of hip-hop artists, claims a merchandising company used his Pac pics without permission to produce a bunch of apparel. According to the docs ... the company then sold the shirts to Urban Outfitters and Macy's, which sold them to the public ... also allegedly without Modu's consent.

Modu admits he had an agreement with the merchandising company to use his Tupac photos at one time, but it expired in July 2016 ... and he says the dirty business came afterward.

The photog wants all the stores' profits from the shirts, along with damages.

We reached out to Urban and Macy's ... no word back so far.

Cardi B Cop Choke Hold Seems Like Fiction ... Says NYPD

9/21/2017 2:41 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Cardi B's claim she was choked out by a cop doesn't pass NYPD's smell test -- at least for now -- 'cause they can't find any evidence of it ... TMZ has learned.

NYPD Assistant Commissioner Peter Donald tells us ... NYPD conducted a full investigation into the Bronx rapper's allegation an officer put her in a choke hold Tuesday and slammed her up against her SUV. He says they can't find any proof it happened.

Donald says commanders in each precinct around Columbus Circle, where Cardi claims the choke hold went down, looked into all records and surveillance video of the area and could not find a thing to support her account.

As we first reported ... although she's pissed off about the incident, she isn't talking about legal action.

We're told Cardi's refused to offer more details of the alleged incident, and because of that ... the department doubts it ever happened. They're asking her to come forward and talk.

We've reached out to Cardi's camp ... so far no word back.

Gatorade Sued By California Over Celebrity Anti-Water Campaign

9/21/2017 2:17 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Gatorade's gettin' some Hater-ade from the State of California -- which is suing the energy drink company for a star-studded smear campaign against water. 

Drink that in. 

It's all over a 2012 app launched by Gatorade called "Bolt!" -- it's a mobile phone game like "Temple Run" in which a Usain Bolt character runs through obstacles gathering Gatorade token to run faster. 

The enemy in the game is water -- which is branded as "the enemy of performance." Players must avoid water at all cost. The game was reportedly downloaded more than 2.3 million times and promoted by huge stars like Justin Bieber and Mike Tyson

So, why does the state of CA have a problem? 

According to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports, the state attorney general believes the game violated California law by delivering a misleading message to consumers -- that water decreases athletic performance.  California says that's just not true. 

The State wants to block Gatorade from continuing the anti-H20 ad campaign -- and also seeks to hit the company with a serious fine. 

For the record, the game has since been pulled from the app store. 

Scott Disick & Sofia Richie Lock Lips in Miami

9/21/2017 1:51 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Scott Disick's moved on to his next fling, but he's keeping things consistent -- she's another hot young celeb still in her teens.

Scott and 19-year-old Sofia Richie chilled on the beach in Miami Thursday after arriving together earlier in the day for an apparent couples vacay. The 2 soaked up some sun ... and shared a kiss by their waterfront hotel.

We've seen them hanging out around L.A. for weeks now, but there's never been any PDA. These Miami pics make it clear Scott's found the perfect follow-up to also 19-year-old Bella Thorne -- who he was dating over the summer.

Well played, sir.

Richard Simmons On the Hook for National Enquirer's Lawyers In Defamation Case

9/21/2017 1:06 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Richard Simmons just got a financial injury added to the insult of losing his defamation lawsuit against the National Enquirer.

According to court docs, Simmons has been ordered to cover attorney costs and any other court fees incurred by the Enquirer. You'll recall, Richard sued the tabloid for defaming him with a story saying he was in the process of sexual reassignment.

He lost the case with the judge saying being misidentified as transgender doesn't expose someone to "hatred, contempt or ridicule."

The exact amount of attorney's fees hasn't been determined yet. We broke the story ... Richard plans to appeal, so if he wins he'll most likely be off the hook for the Enquirer's lawyers.

The Kardashians DASH Store Employee Held at Gunpoint

9/21/2017 12:26 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

A woman just walked into the Kardashian's DASH store in West Hollywood and pointed a gun at the cashier.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the woman showed up Thursday at 11:19 AM, and pointed a revolver at an employee. We're told the woman started ranting about Cuba, using phrases like "Free Cuba" and "Stay away from Cuba."

The woman then started knocking stuff off the counter and pointed the revolver again at the cashier and then just left the store.

Someone called 911 and cops swarmed the store.

It was not an attempted robbery, and we can confirm no one from the Kardashian brood was at the store.

An investigation is underway but so far the woman has not been apprehended.

1:56 PM -- The woman returned to the scene and left a machete. Law enforcement sources tell us witnesses saw her jump into a taxi and leave. Cops continue to look for her.

Aaron Hernandez Fiancee Sues Patriots & NFL ... Over CTE Claims

9/21/2017 12:47 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Aaron Hernandez's fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, says Aaron killed himself as a result of severe CTE he suffered during his NFL career -- and she's suing the the Patriots and the league for keeping him in the dark about the brain disease. 

Shayanna filed the lawsuit in Mass. on behalf of the daughter she had with Aaron.

In the suit Shayanna says, "Aaron had stage 3 CTE usually seen in players with a median age of death of 67 years."

Shayanna claims the NFL and the Patriots were aware of the link between suicidal impulses and CTE and failed to share that info with Hernandez.

She claims the NFL and the Patriots "were fully aware of the damage that could be inflicted from repetitive impact injuries and failed to disclose, treat or protect him from the dangers of such damage."

In her suit, Shayanna says she and her daughter are seeking "redress for the loss of parental consortium she has experienced based on the negligent conduct of Defendants that deprived her of the companionship and society of her father, Aaron Hernandez."

Hernandez infamously killed himself in his prison cell on April 19 -- after he was found not guilty in a double homicide. Hernandez was already serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd at the time of his death. 

Shayanna says in her suit, "On April 19, 2017, Aaron succumbed to the symptoms of CTE and committed suicide."

Story developing ... 

U. of New Hampshire Sorority Free to Sing N-Word ... Never Was an Investigation

9/21/2017 12:35 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The sorority whose members loudly sang Kanye West's "Gold Digger" and included the n-word ... will NOT be punished ... TMZ has learned. 

A rep from the University of New Hampshire tells us the Alpha Phi sisters showed poor judgment in the video of them using the n-word, but UNH is not investigating the matter. The rep says the initial report claiming UNH had opened a probe was incorrect -- and there will be no discipline for the sorority.

We're told the women of Alpha Phi have apologized.

The university rep also tells us UNH has a strong commitment to the First Amendment, but also has a duty to help students understand how their actions and words can affect people.

Sergey Kovalev Andre Ward Retired 'Cause He's Scared of Me

9/21/2017 11:56 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Sergey Kovalev says he's "disappointed" Andre Ward is retiring from boxing because "I don't have opportunity to kick his ass again."

The Krusher joked to TMZ Sports that he predicted he would end Ward's career before their second fight back in June ... and now, "It's true!" 

Of course, Kovalev and Ward fought twice over the past year -- with Ward officially winning both matches. 

But Kovalev says the judges got it wrong ... he clearly won the first fight and was looking forward to fight #3 to settle what he believes is a 1-1 tie. 

That said, Sergey definitely throws some shade at Ward as he sends the boxer off into the sunset -- explaining why the sport will be better off without Son of God.

As for Kovalev, he's gearing up to fight Vyacheslav Shabranskyy in November. 

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