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Teresa Giudice Breaks Silence on Joe's Deportation With Lady Liberty Crying

10/14/2018 7:07 PM PDT

Teresa Giudice seems to have broken her silence in the wake of her husband being ordered to be deported after prison ... and it looks like she (and Lady Liberty) are heartbroken. 

The 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' star shared a photo on Instagram Sunday depicting the Statue of Liberty holding its face and apparently crying. She captioned the pic with a ton of praying hand emojis -- so it's pretty clear she's referencing Joe

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This is the first post she's added to her IG since a judge ordered that Joe be deported back to Italy once he's finished with his stint behind bars. He's more than halfway done serving his 41-month prison sentence for conspiracy to commit wire and bankruptcy fraud.

As we reported ... Teresa has no plans as of now to relocate her family to Italy once Joe is deported, fearing the culture shock of an international move would do more harm than good to their 4 kids.

While some of Teresa's 'RHONJ' costars feel like she might be shedding crocodile tears over Joe's inevitable fate ... her own words (or pictures, more like) speak for themselves here.

Floyd Mayweather Sr. Sued For Assault ... By Woman He Allegedly Punched

10/11/2018 4:32 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Floyd Mayweather Sr. beat the criminal charge ... but now he's being sued by the woman who accused him of punching her after the 1st Canelo-GGG fight last year.

In the lawsuit obtained by TMZ Sports, Marsha Byrd claims she got into a verbal altercation with Mayweather Sr. on September 17, 2017 outside T-Mobile Arena in Vegas ... which she says turned physical.

Byrd says Floyd Sr. dragged her out of his car and repeatedly punched her with a closed fist ... 'causing her serious injuries.

Mayweather Sr. was actually charged with assault back in January ... but he fought the case and was found NOT GUILTY in June.

But, just 'cause he was found not guilty criminally ... doesn't mean he'll automatically win this civil case (see O.J. Simpson).

Byrd doesn't specify exactly how much money she's after ... but we're guessing it's a lot.

'Black Ink' Stars & Viacom Sued You Turned My Pad Into a Sex Den!!!

10/6/2018 12:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The stars of the VH1 reality show "Black Ink Atlanta" are posers and nymphos who had no business doing biz in a rental house ... so claims the landlord, who is now suing.

Hussein Abdelhadi is suing Jakeita Days -- aka "Sky" and manager of the Atlanta tattoo shop featured on the show -- along with Ceaser Emanuel -- who owns the joint -- claiming Sky broke her lease by filming scenes at the ATL crib.

In docs, obtained by TMZ, Abdelhadi claims his lease specifically says his rental house is for residential purposes only. He also says Sky was the only one allowed to stay there under the terms of the lease and screwed up letting Emanuel also live there.

What's got Abdelhadi even more pissed off is Sky essentially allowed Emanuel to use the crib as a motel to not only stay there but also bang chicks. Abdelhadi says he's haunted "by images of the property being used as a house of ill repute" after the show aired.

What's more ... on numerous occasions Sky falsely represented on the show she owned the house. Abdelhadi says he used to live there with his family and planned on moving back in after Sky left, but is embarrassed after "Black Ink Atlanta" depicted the property in such an immoral manner.

He's suing Sky, Emanuel and Viacom -- which owns VH1 -- for unspecified damages. We've reached out to the defendants, so far no word back.

BTW, if you're keeping score, that's 2 lawsuits for Emanuel in less than 2 months.

'ANTM' Alum Natalie Pack Guess What, Guess ... I'm Suing You for Over a Mil!!!

10/4/2018 5:23 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Natalie Pack -- who appeared on "America's Next Top Model" and went on to become Miss California -- claims she wasn't paid on time while working for Guess ... so now she wants BIG money.

According to a new suit obtained by TMZ ... Pack was booked by Guess for several short modeling gigs starting in October 2015 -- most of them being one-day shoots with her daily rate ranging from $600/day to $2,000 for the day.

Pack claims from when she started in 2015 to May 2018, she worked 48 jobs for Guess, but she was not paid within 30 days ... as is required by state labor laws.

According to the docs ... that triggers HUGE penalties for Guess -- totaling $1.265 MILLION -- and the model wants the company to fork it all over.

We reached out to Guess ... so far, no word back.

BTW ... Pack competed on Season 12 of 'ANTM' in 2009 and was the 8th model eliminated, but got vindication when she took the crown for Miss California USA in 2012.

'RHOBH' Star Dorit Kemsley Swimwear Lawsuit's BS ... My Company Got Screwed!!!

9/30/2018 10:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

10/2 -- We've obtained docs that show Horne was more than "merely a vendor" in the company. Horne actually filed a trademark for Beverly Beach back in 2017.

'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' star Dorit Kemsley says the guy claiming she and her husband screwed him over when they launched her swimwear brand is full of it, and in fact ... it's quite the opposite.

We broke the story ... Ryan Horne sued Dorit and her husband, Paul Kemsley, last month, claiming he struck a deal with them in 2017 to make bathing suits and own a third of the biz. He also claimed he got stiffed out of huge profits.

Dorit's company, Beverly Beach, fired back at Horne with a lawsuit of its own last week. According to the docs ... Dorit is the company's sole owner, and there was never a deal made with Horne for ownership.

BB also claims Horne was "merely a vendor" for the swimwear brand ... but failed to provide the goods and services he promised in a timely or competent manner. The company alleges it was screwed out of hundreds of thousands in lost sales as a result.

Dorit's bathing suit company is suing for damages, and for the judge to rule Horne has no stake in it.

Elon Musk Out as Tesla Chairman After SEC Settlement ... Will Remain CEO

9/29/2018 2:53 PM PDT
Breaking News

Elon Musk is getting a job title change ... because he'll no longer be a Tesla chairman after reaching a settlement with the SEC.

The Securities and Exchange Commission has settled with Musk after hitting him with a lawsuit this week for misleading investors after he tweeted in August ... "Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured." 

According to the legal docs ... Musk will have to pay a civil penalty of $20 million as part of the settlement and give up his role as chairman of the board for at least three years. He has 45 days to relinquish his chairman title.

Tesla will also pay a $20 mil fine and appoint 2 new independent directors to the board. However, Musk will remain CEO of Tesla.

As we reported ... the SEC alleged Musk's tweets caused significant confusion and disruption in the market for Tesla's stock, and ended up hurting investors' wallets. It also wanted to "prohibit him from acting as an officer or director" of any public company.

In losing his chairman role, it looks like the SEC will get part of its wish. It should be noted the settlement is still subject to court approval.

Tupac's Estate Settles 5-year-old Fight Wins Back Unreleased Music

9/29/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tupac's estate is getting a treasure trove of unreleased music, although not as much cash as it wanted.

We've learned Tupac's estate has settled its lawsuit against Entertainment One, the company it sued because the estate claimed E.O. had screwed it over royalties to the tune of 7 figures.

Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ, Entertainment One will pay the estate a substantial 6-figure amount. But, there's something way more significant.

Tupac's mom, Afeni Shakur, was the administrator of Tupac's estate back in 2013 and sued Entertainment One to get a bunch of unreleased master recordings her son had made.  

Afeni died in 2016, but the lawsuit trudged on ... until this week.  We've learned those unreleased masters will now go back to the estate. We're told the value of the recordings is huge.

Kevin Spacey Sued He Forced Me to Grab His Groin

9/28/2018 4:40 PM PDT
Breaking News

Kevin Spacey is getting sued by a masseur who claims the actor forced a rubdown of his testicles and attempted to kiss him ... TMZ has learned.

The masseur, filing as John Doe, says he was called by a third party to go meet Spacey at a home in Malibu in October 2016. According to the docs, Spacey led the man to a room where he set up his massage table.

Doe says he told Spacey to lay face down on the table, but he insisted on laying face up. In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Doe says Spacey told him he was having pain in his "groin area" ... and then proceeded to grab the masseur's hand and push it onto his testicles.

Doe says he pulled away, and Spacey stood up naked ... then moved toward him and said, "you have such beautiful eyes." Doe believed the actor was trying to kiss him. The masseur says he continued to back away, but Spacey grabbed his genitals and said something to the effect of ... just let me give you a blow job.

The man says he grabbed his massage table and fled the residence. He's suing Spacey for sexual battery, battery, assault and false imprisonment.

The actor is already being investigated for multiple alleged acts of sexual misconduct -- in the U.S and in England. He has not been charged.

50 Cent's Baby Mama Claps Back at Him ... You're Powerless to Stop My TV Gig!!!

9/28/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

50 Cent's all bark and no bite -- at least that's what his first baby mama thinks of his threat to derail her reality TV show ... but we've learned he's ready to sic his lawyers on her.

Shaniqua Tompkins tells TMZ ... she's not at all concerned after the rapper said there's no way in hell she can do a reality TV show because he owns her life rights. She's planning to team up with Nas' baby mama to sell a reality show about urban women in business.

ICYMI ... 50 went off on IG about her TV plans, saying ... "I have to say this in a way she can understand me. Look bitch go get a f***ing job, I own your life rights reality Tv is a no go. I don't know what to tell you, oh go shake your new fake ass over at club Angels."

Shaniqua says the "Power" star is powerless and is just salty 'cause she has ZERO interest in his ass. We're not so sure ... because a rep for 50 says, "Mr. Jackson intends to fully enforce his contractual rights as he has done in the past regarding Ms. Tompkins."

A source close to Fiddy tells us those contractual rights include Shaniqua's life story -- but watch the vid ... she's definitely not convinced and threatens to fire off a lawsuit of her own.

#ShotsFired 

Brett Kavanaugh, Dr. Christine Ford Lawyers for Both ... Strong Hillary Clinton Connection

9/26/2018 8:58 AM PDT

The lawyers for Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Ford both have strong Hillary Clinton connections.

It's interesting ... Kavanaugh's lawyer, Beth Wilkinson, is a high-powered, Washington D.C. lawyer who represented multiple top Clinton aides involved in the FBI email investigation during the campaign. She's also a long-time Democratic booster, and is married to CNN contributor David Gregory.

As for Dr. Ford ... her lawyer, Debra Katz, was a campaign fundraiser for Clinton during her 2016 Presidential campaign. Earlier, we posted a pic of Hillary with a woman who'd mistakenly been identified as Katz, but it wasn't her.

Couple other facts about the attorneys at the center of Thursday's Senate hearing -- Katz famously represented a University of Colorado student who claimed she was the victim of retaliation by the school after she said she was subjected to a sexually hostile academic environment.

Wilkinson was a prosecutor in the case of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh and successfully argued for the death penalty.

Both lawyers are well-regarded in the legal community and fierce advocates.

Justin Bieber, Hailey Baldwin Lawyer Up for Prenup ... Before Tying the Knot

9/21/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin will take vows promising to love each other until death, but he's hedging his bets with a prenup ... TMZ has learned.

Sources with direct knowledge tell us, Bieber and Hailey have each lawyered up for the negotiation that is as important as it is awkward.  

There are reports Justin is not asking for a prenup because he and Hailey are both so religious they take the "til death do us part" vow literally -- that's just not true. Justin has been counseled it would be insane not to get a prenup, and he's on board. 

We're told the prenup is about to be negotiated and the couple will not get married until it's signed.

TMZ broke the story ... Justin and Hailey got a marriage license last week but did not tie the knot.

Reports of net worth are almost always wildly inaccurate, but the rough guess for the Biebs is around $250 million. Hailey is reportedly worth a couple of mil.

FYI ... the money they each bring into the marriage is their own and, unless they co-mingle their funds to the point no one can figure out who has what, it stays their separate property throughout the marriage.

Jimmy McMillan Rent Is Too Damn High ... And I Should Be NY Gov.!!!

9/16/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Remember the "rent is too damn high" guy? Well, Jimmy McMillan is still up in arms about the outrageous prices in the Big Apple ... and he's pissed there's nothing he can do about it. 

Jimmy is suing the New York State Board of Elections in an attempt to run for Governor under the "Rent Too Damn High" party. He claims the board has been trying to keep him off the ballot for five years.

Apparently, Jimmy still thinks the rent is too damn high and the board of elections is too damn mean. 

Jimmy was on the governor's ballot in 2010 ... when he rose to fame with this unforgettable debate performance. 

Jimmy, who has run for office at least six times since 1993, is asking the court to put him back on the ballot immediately. But, he's running out of time. The election is November 6.

No word on where Jimmy is paying rent these days ... when we last heard from him, he was facing eviction from his rent-controlled Manhattan apartment.

Justin Bieber I'm Gonna Become a U.S. Citizen ... But I Still Love Hockey!!!

9/15/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

America has its share of problems these days, but Justin Bieber is looking at the glass half full because we've learned he's applying to become an American citizen.

Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ ... Justin has applied for dual citizenship. He'll retain his Canadian citizenship, but he will become an American citizen as well.

When you think about it, it's no surprise ... J.B. spends most of his time in the U.S. and those ties will only get stronger when he marries Hailey Baldwin. We're told he has a deep love for the U.S. and an appreciation for this country, where he became extremely rich and successful.

Justin was born in Ontario, Canada but moved to Atlanta when he was 13. He's been grounded in the U.S. of A ever since.

As for the process ... there are 5 relevant steps:

-- Proof he has a right to be in the country. Justin does ... he has a green card.

-- File USCIS Form N-400 ... a formal request to start the naturalization process. BTW, it costs around $700, but we're guessing he can afford it.

-- Background check by the FBI and fingerprinting.

-- Citizenship interview. During the interview, Justin will have to answer questions about U.S. history and government and also prove he knows English.

-- Appear at an oath ceremony and pledge allegiance to the U.S.

He could renounce his Canadian citizenship, but we know he would not. Justin feels a deep connection to Canada. In fact, he just bought a massive, $5 million estate on 101 acres in Ontario. 

Once an American citizen, Justin can vote and hold public office (except Prez or VP).  

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