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Tony Dovolani Scientologists Followed Me ... Because of Leah Remini

11/30/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Tony Dovolani says the Church of Scientology was hot on his tail during his stint with Leah Remini on "Dancing with the Stars" ... looking for any dirt they could find to discredit her ... even by association. 

Dovolani was at LAX, toting around Leah's book, 'Troublemaker,' -- when our photog asked if the Church harassed him. Tony unloaded. 

He's not afraid at all ... as he says, you tend to cherish your freedom when you come from Kosovo.

Tyga No Deal On New Kylie-Adjacent Crib

11/30/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1123_tyga_house_photos_launchTyga's dropping all kinds of excuses for not closing the deal on a pricey Calabasas home close to Kylie Jenner, but there are some strong signs why the sale keeps stalling out.

Sources tell us Tyga's been in escrow 3 times on the $10 million, 8 bedroom pad located in the same neighborhood where Kris Jenner, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian live.

We're told each time it gets close to closing, Tyga's got excuses -- such as being on the road or not getting paid -- for coming up short on cash.  

As we've reported, Tyga's got all sorts of money problems ... so he might be aiming high with a $10 million home.

Alexei Ramirez I Spent $25k To Make My Car A Chameleon

11/30/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

This.Is.Awesome ...

White Sox star Alexei Ramirez was torn on what color he wanted his 2016 F-TYPE Jaguar to be ... so he dropped $25k so he wouldn't have to decide ... 'cause now the car freakin' CHANGES COLORS.

We spoke to customizing god Alex Vega from The Auto Firm who tells us the whip was painted using thermochromic paint ... meaning when the Jaguar is cold ... it's black ... but when it warms up it morphs into a red, white, and blue masterpiece.  

Final price tag for the paint job? $25k!!

Alexei's ride is a work of art ... literally ... it's destined to be part of Miami's Art Basel show this December and is a joint project with Warren Henry Automotive Group. 

Picasso, baby.


50 Cent His Lawyers Are Living High Life ... Sex Tape Victim Gripes

11/30/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1125-50cent-tmz50 Cent owes Lastonia Leviston millions for releasing her sex tape, so it makes sense she's upset his bankruptcy lawyers are living in the lap of luxury, and racking up huge expenses in the process.

Leviston, who won a $7 million judgement from Fiddy, filed docs calling out the rapper's legal team for dropping $57,241.76 on hotels alone while working on his bankruptcy case. Their legal research tab comes to $14,800.66, and a court reporter ran 'em $26,890. 

In the docs, Leviston calls these expenses unreasonable ... especially since 50 Cent filed for Chapter 11 in July. As part of his bankruptcy case, 50 has to regularly file his expenses with the court, and Leviston's not happy with the numbers.

She doesn't spell it out in her docs, but it seems Leviston's concerned 50 Cent won't have enough cash left to pay her if the lawyers are bleeding him dry. 

She wants a judge to reject the lavish reimbursements, and her message is pretty clear -- I'm watching where your money goes, Fiddy!  

Kim Fields 'RHOA' Can Wait ... I Got Math Homework

11/30/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1123-kim-fields-rhoa-GETTY-01Kim Fields isn't making her new 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' gig a priority, according to co-workers who find her impossible to work with ... due to an inflated ego. 

Sources on set tell us some of Kim's co-stars are livid she's been showing up late and leaving early for shoots. In one case, we're told she left Kandi Burruss' baby shower early -- during taping -- so she could help her kids do math homework.  

Also, when they were filming in Jamaica, Kim showed up with her kids even though producers told the cast absolutely NO KIDS.

We're told Kim acts like she's better than everyone else, and still in her '80s heyday of 'Facts of Life.' Sources close to Kim say that's way off base, and she's a "consummate pro" who works with producers to ensure she meets her responsibilities to work and family. They also point out she shows up for every shoot on time and in good spirits. 

But with other cast members feeling like Kim disrespects 'RHOA' rules and schedules ... we'd say there's a juicy chick fight brewing.

Future's Tour Rider Keep My Powder White ... On My Doughnuts

11/29/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1125_future_candy_request_tmz_compositeFuture's needs are VERY specific when he's on the road ... in fact -- he's so specific -- even his doughnuts need to look a certain way. 

TMZ obtained Future's rider from a show back in December and it's pretty wild. For starters, the rapper makes $150k for a 45 minute show. However, show promoters better have 4 bottles of Ace of Spades, Ciroc and Moet, among other drinks on hand to keep him happy.  

And get this -- when it comes to food -- Future's a poor man's Gordon Ramsay, demanding items like chicken fingers, cheddar popcorn and broccoli to keep him full. The best part, Future loves his doughnuts ... requesting "fresh white powdered" ones be at the ready, with plenty of junk food.

But the dude likes to relax too ... asking for scented candles in his dressing room. His scent of choice?Lemon grass.

Weird ... our money was on jolly rancher.  

'Fuller House' Star Divorce Settled by ... Flipping Coins!

11/29/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


"Fuller House" star Eva LaRue has divvied up a slew of assets with her ex, but perhaps most interesting of all -- they split their coin collection almost perfectly down the middle. 

According to divorce docs, LaRue -- who plays Bob Saget's wife on the the new show -- and ex husband Joseph Cappuccio each walked away with 160 of the same coins ... except for the 16 French Angels gold coins she scored.

They did have a few other items ... Cappuccio got to keep 8 cars, 2 motorcycles and the gear for his seafood biz. At the end of the day, he had to pay LaRue $2.455 million to make it all even.

Now that's some serious coin!

'Times of Your Life' Writer Leave My Anka Hit Out ... Of Political/Trump Attack Ads

11/29/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Roger Nichols, the songwriter behind some huge '70s hits, is trying to make sure one of those songs doesn't end up getting tied to Donald Trump's face during his presidential campaign. 

Nichols co-wrote The Carpenters' #1 hit "We've Only Just Begun" ... and also penned "Times of Your Life" -- which Paul Anka took to the top of the charts in 1976. 

In a lawsuit, Nichols says Club For Growth Action -- a political action group -- never got his permission to use "Times of Your Life" for an attack ad against former Wisconsin senator Russ Feingold. Nichols is pissed the ad gets heavy play on YouTube and Wisconsin TV stations, but he's also worried his musical baby will soon be connected to Trump.

Club for Growth Action has been attacking Trump lately, and Nichols is preemptively voicing concerns his song might be slapped over images of the Donald. Nichols thinks the song will be less valuable for future licensing ... if it's remembered for being 'that anti-Trump' song.  

Nichlos is suing for damages and wants his song immediately pulled from the Feingold ad.

Dennis Rodman Sued For Rebounding $28k Commission

11/29/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1125-dennis-rodman-tmz-01Dennis Rodman hired a company to retrieve a ton of his lost assets, but that company is now suing him for allegedly Worming out of paying up on a hefty tab.

Assets International says it was hired to recover unclaimed property for Rodman in exchange for 30% of the property's worth. Wouldn't ya know it ... the company says it found $96k for Dennis at the Michigan Department of Treasury's Unclaimed Property Division.

Assets International says Rodman went quiet after he got the good news -- but it later found out Rodman had retrieved the booty all by himself ... which means it lost out on a $28k commission, hence the lawsuit.

We reached out to Rodman's camp ... they're blaming any sketchy business on his former business manager.

Ronda Rousey Out of Hiding ... With a Fresh Face

11/28/2015 11:58 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1128-ronda-rousey-launch-inf-02Ronda Rousey is back, and appears fully-healed from the beating she took at the hands of Holly Holm.

Rousey went walking with a little girl on Thanksgiving day ... and she didn't look the worse for wear.  She went out again Friday in L.A. with her pit bull and BF Travis Browne.

It's been two weeks since her fight with Holm, where Rousey suffered some serious mug damage.

The aftermath was apparently pretty brutal ... when she arrived back in the states from the fight, she was in full cover-up mode.


Lamar Odom Prosecution for Coke Possession Unlikely

11/28/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1125-lamar-odom-tmz-01Lamar Odom is in desperate shape medically, but legally we're told he may get cut a break.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, the Nye County D.A. in Nevada is backing off the statements made by the Sheriff, who said there was a strong chance Lamar would be prosecuted for cocaine possession. 

TMZ broke the story, Lamar's blood revealed he was high on coke when he fell into unconsciousness at the Love Ranch brothel.

Our sources tell us the D.A. now says they will consider Lamar's medical condition and mental state in deciding whether to charge him. We broke the story, Lamar is barely able to speak and cannot walk. His cognitive functions are also severely impaired. 

Fact is ... the D.A. really isn't cutting Lamar a special break, because we did some checking and couldn't find a single case in Nye County where someone was prosecuted for cocaine possession when they landed in the hospital with severe damage. 

And there's another factor ... we're told Lamar is so bad off, he might not even be legally competent to stand trial.

'Twin Peaks' Reboot Reveals Agent Cooper's Fate (Spoiler Alert ... Maybe)

11/28/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Showtime's "Twin Peaks" revival will tackle one HUGE unanswered question -- whether Kyle MacLachlan's character, Dale Cooper, is still possessed and doing evil. 

Ok, here's your spoiler alert ... because our sources on the set have found some big hints.

When the series ended nearly 25 years ago, Agent Cooper was possessed by Laura Palmer’s killer, the evil spirit BOB. We're told Kyle was on set recently shooting scenes for a plot line where Agent Cooper is arrested and jailed for crimes. 

For all you Twin Peaks sleuths ... here are the on set clues: 

- Cops find evidence in Cooper's car ... a dog leg, a kilo of cocaine and a machine gun

- Cops interrogate Cooper in a prison cell 

It’s still unclear if possessed Cooper or the real deal is behind the crime or crimes. And whether his crimes include murdering Laura Palmer … we’ll have to wait and see.

Also, can we pleeeeease finally find out how the hell Annie's been???

Disney & Marvel You Steal Elsa & Spider-Man ... We'll Sue for MILLIONS!

11/28/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1125-frozen-marvel-southamerica-01Mickey Mouse, Elsa and some superheroes are in a Venezuelan standoff (like a Mexican one, but further south) with a company accused of putting on a bootleg live Disney show.

Disney says it fired off a cease and desist letter last year to the producers of “Aventura Congeladas” (translation: “Frozen Adventure”) ... demanding they kill all marketing and promotion of the show because it jacked mouse house characters.   

The producers complied at first, but in a new lawsuit Disney says the show eventually started up again under a new name -- "Vacaciones de Aventuras" (translation: "Adventure Holidays") -- and added Marvel heroes like Spider-Man and Captain America.

Of course, Disney owns Marvel, so for them that's no bueno ... hence, the lawsuit. 

Check out a clip of the live production -- Iron Man, Thor, Princesses Elsa and Anna, Olaf and many more make cameos. Disney's lawsuit demands millions for use of its trademarks.

They won't dejalo ir! (That's "let it go" for the gringos.) 

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