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Lou Ferrigno

Exercises His Right to Threaten Bro

... With a Lawsuit

3/3/2015 10:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Lou Ferrigno Brother Exercise EquipmentLou Ferrigno is angry at his brother (and you won't like him when he's angry) but instead of turning green ... he's skipping right to threatening a lawsuit over his bro's exercise equipment business. 

Lou and his brother Andrew had a legal skirmish a few years back and eventually reached a settlement ... which Lou says limits Andrew to using the phrase "Andrew Ferrigno equipment." He also has to make it clear his biz has no affiliation with Lou's companies and websites.  

Lou claims Andrew has violated the order because he's using the word "exercise" in the name of his store ... and insists the disclaimer is nowhere to be found on Andrew's website or social media.  

Lou's lawyers sent a letter threatening to sue ... and Andrew tells us since then he's met all of his brother's demands. Well, except for removing the word "exercise" from his store's name. 

Andrew tells TMZ, "My brother has money, so why does he need to suck me dry? I am so bewildered by the fact that an actor of his stature would stoop so low as to sue his own brother twice." 

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Bobby Brown

Family Shooting Reality Show

During Bobbi Kristina Crisis

3/3/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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's family is grieving over the dire circumstances surrounding Bobbi Kristina ... and we've learned they're also shooting a reality show.

Sources connected with the production tell TMZ ... Bobby's 2 sisters, brother and their kids are shooting the show about their lives, and part of it will chronicle Bobbi Kristina fighting for her life.

Bobby's lawyer tells TMZ his client will NOT appear on the show.

Bobby's sisters have a history. Leolah is the one who went on the record blaming Ray J for Whitney Houston's death, claiming he fatally fueled her cocaine habit.

Tina is the one who did a sit-down interview and claimed she did crack with Whitney. Tina and Shayne are also the ones who fought at a hotel near the hospital. She hit her son Shayne with a bottle. It's unclear if that will be on the show.

It appears that they have not shot video in the hospital, but we're told they have regular debriefs at home on camera where they talk about the tragedy.

Disney Star

Sues Dad for Unger Games

He Blew My Cash On His GF

3/3/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0302-billy-unger-tmz-01The star of Disney's "Lab Rats" ... Billy Unger got fleeced by his own dad/manager, who used the cash to impress a chick ... according to a lawsuit filed by Billy.

In the docs ... Billy says his popager William Unger mishandled nearly $400K of his earnings last year. He also says his dad was gouging him for a 33.3% commission ... when the industry standard is between 10% and 20%.

Billy says his dad even siphoned away $120K to whisk away his GF on lavish vacations, and bankroll her living expenses. And it gets worse -- in the suit, Billy says his dad "despicably" took out a $1 million life insurance policy on him and made himself the sole beneficiary. 

Billy's asking a judge to order his dad to repay the missing money, plus damages.

For his part ... William Unger claims his son's accusations are "false and frivolous" -- and he blames the lawsuit on a "manipulative negative force in [Billy's] life whose sole focus is to administer pain." He added, "I love Billy with all my heart" ... and he wants to rebuild their relationship.

Ex 'SoA' Star's Dad

My Dead Son's Company

Is Ripping Me Off

3/2/2015 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Former "Sons of Anarchy" star Johnny Lewis -- who's been dead for more than 2 years -- just got sued by his own father for a huge chunk of cash the actor failed to pay back before his death. 

If you recall, Johnny fell to his death off the roof of his Los Angeles landlady's home in September 2012 ... after he killed her and dismembered her cat.

According to the legal docs obtained by TMZ … 2 weeks before Johnny died, Michael Lewis loaned more than $60,000 to his son's company to cover legal costs, Screen Actors Guild dues, insurance, and moving expenses. 

Michael says so far, he's only gotten back $23K from his son's estate -- so he's suing Johnny's estate to get back the unpaid cash. 

A debt is a debt.

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David Hasselhoff's Daughter

I'm a Rich Kid Now

... Check My Resume

2/27/2015 4:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0227-david-taylor-ann-hasselhoff-instagram-01David Hasselhoff's daughter has always been a rich kid ... but now she's got TV credits to prove it.

24-year-old Taylor-Ann Hasselhoff has been cast for season 3 of the reality show "Rich Kids of Beverly Hills" -- and we're told she's already shooting with her co-stars in the Bahamas. 

The third season still hasn't been confirmed by E! -- but an Instagram pic showing the cast taping on the beach makes it seem like it's just a matter of time.

Start the countdown to the Hoff sneaking into a scene or two -- or 10.

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Dez Bryant's Mom

I Love My Son, He Loves Me

'Someone's Trying to Sabotage Us'

2/26/2015 4:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0226-angela-dez-bryant-tmz-getty-01Dez Bryant's mom says she's buried the hatchet with her son over the 2012 domestic violence incident and loves him very much -- but says she's convinced someone is trying to use Dez's past to sabotage his NFL future. 

TMZ Sports spoke with a rep for Angela Bryant ... who tells us, "Ever since the 2012 incident, they have worked out their issues and they've got a lot of love for each other."

As we previously reported, Dez was arrested for allegedly assaulting his mom during an argument in her Texas home ... though the charge was eventually dismissed. 

"Angela and her son have a great relationship and whoever is behind this is using [Dez's past in an] attempt to assassinate Dez's character."

The rep says Dez and his mother have been speaking regularly about the current situation -- and, "They believe it is no coincidence that this is happening around the time that [Dez's] contract is up for renewal."

Angela's rep says she believes ... "It comes down to someone trying to interfere with Dez getting his contract extended from the Cowboys."

"[Dez and Angela] don't know who's behind it. They are desperately trying to find out."

Bobbi Kristina

No Signs of Improvement

Still in a Coma

2/26/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Bobbi Kristina is not getting better. She is still unresponsive, in a coma, and showing no signs of getting better.

Family sources tell TMZ ... stories that Bobbi Kristina is being taken out of her coma are not accurate. We're told the only change in treatment is that doctors tried weaning her off certain meds to see if she might react but nothing happened. She's in the same condition she's been in for weeks.

Our sources say there have been signs of organ deterioration but she's still basically in the same, unresponsive condition she's been in since a few days after the accident.

As for the tracheotomy, we're told doctors performed the procedure not because she was getting better, but because it's standard operating procedure when a patient might linger in a comatose state for a long period of time.

Our sources say it's possible Bobbi Kristina could hang on for a long period of time in the same state, despite signs of organ failure. It's ultimately up to Bobby Brown to decide how long she'll live in that state.

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Hope Solo

Prosecutors Appeal Domestic Violence Case

2/26/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Hope Solo ain't outta the woods yet in her domestic violence case ... because prosecutors have filed an appeal claiming there were significant "issues" with the judge's decision to dismiss the case.  

TMZ Sports has learned ... the prosecutor's office for the City of Kirkland in Washington filed the appeal earlier this month. 

As we previously reported, Solo was accused of beating the crap out of her 17-year-old nephew and her own half-sister during an alleged drunken rampage in 2014. 

Solo denied any wrongdoing ... and a judge threw out the case in January, citing lack of cooperation from witnesses. 

But we spoke with Solo's half-sister Teresa Obert -- who says BS ... telling TMZ Sports they were fully cooperative from the beginning. 

Obert also says her story has remained the same from the beginning ... and insists Solo was LYING when she claimed she was the real victim. 

"She slammed my son's head into the concrete multiple times, punching me repeatedly when I pulled her off of him," Teresa says ... "We tried to keep her away, but she kept coming back into the house. We've never changed our story."

Sources from the prosecutor's office tell TMZ Sports it's NOT standard operating procedure to appeal every D.V. case that's dismissed -- only in cases where "we believe there are issues."

Officials would not tell us what those "issues" are. 

Don't expect a ruling on the appeal any time soon ... these things usually take a while. 

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Blac Chyna's Mom

I Don't Care About Kylie ...

I Want Tyga Back with My Daughter!

2/25/2015 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Tyga Blac Chyna MomTyga's dalliance with 17-year-old Kylie Jenner don't mean a thing to the mother of Blac Chyna ... who tells TMZ she desperately wants her grandson's parents back together.

Shalana Hunter reunited with Tyga backstage at his concert last weekend in D.C. -- so the two clearly still have a relationship. She says she has "no feeling" about Tyga's relationship with Kyliebut she wants Tyga and Blac Chyna to work things out ... blaming the initial breakup on the follies of youth. 

Hunter says she still thinks of Tyga like a son-in-law and has no ill will ... adding Tyga treats her with nothing but respect.

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Bobby Brown

Nick Gordon Won't Tell Me

What Happened to My Daughter

2/23/2015 6:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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8:25 AM PT -- Gordon just tweeted a screen grab of a text he sent Bobby saying, "Man to man I love your daughter ...  I don't know why you won't let me see her ... Your daughter is going to hate you when she wakes up.  It's not like you know her anyways.  What's her favorite color?  What's her favorite smell, movies, food.  You don't know. I forgive you she won't."

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Nick Gordon is refusing to talk to cops about the circumstances surrounding Bobbi Kristina ending up face down in a bathtub, and he's refusing to tell Bobby Brown as well.

Bobby Brown's lawyer, Chris Brown, says Gordon has refused to cooperate by coming clean with the events that led to the medical emergency and there's no reason to talk to him anymore about giving him a hospital visit.

Brown says, "It appears that Mr. Gordon did not want his understanding of the facts to be subject to the truthful examination of various experts or Bobby Brown himself."

Brown continues, "Mr. Gordon has every right to remain silent and not share his version of events with Bobby Brown," adding, "Mr. Gordon is not as desperate to visit Bobbi Kristina as he wants the world to believe."

TMZ broke the story ... Nick became the target of a criminal investigation after authorities noticed injuries to Bobbi Kristina's body when she was taken to the hospital.

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Kris Jenner

Open the G** Damn Door, Kim!

2/23/2015 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Kim Kardashian pisses off Kris Jenner so much by not letting her in Kim and Kanye's new house, the matriarch throws a rock through her window ... according to the script for the upcoming reality show. 

Production sources tell TMZ ... there's a very detailed outline of scenes for season 10 of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians." In one scene, after Kim and Kanye move into their new home, Kim goes back to Kris' home and takes a bunch of cookware and silverware.

When Kris realizes it, she storms over to Kim's house to confront her, and through a crack in the door Kris screams, "I gave you life and you stole my cookware!" Kim fires back that if Kris doesn't back off she'll have her removed from the premises. 

Kim slams the door and Kris goes crazy, picks up a rock and throws it at an upstairs window, shattering the glass as she screams, "You won't get rid of me this easily."

The best part ... it's so scripted North West cries on cue.

Idina Menzel And Taye Diggs

We're So Rich ...

Divorce is Easy

2/23/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs have made it clear in their divorce settlement ... they're both so loaded they can live nicely on their own without bleeding the other dry. 

The settlement makes it clear ... each has accrued earnings and earning capacity that makes spousal support irrelevant. You don't see that much in divorces.  

Their parting of the ways seems completely amicable ... they agreed to share custody of their 5-year-old son, Walker.

Not amicable enough for you? They're also splitting all parenting costs right down the middle, so no child support either.

As previously reported, the couple has lived apart since 2013 but recently decided to pull the plug and end their 10 year marriage.

Kinda makes you want to get a divorce ... kinda.

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Jay Z & Beyonce

Can't Find a House, So ...

We're L.A. Renters Now

2/23/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Jay Z Beyonce LA HomeBeyonce and Jay Z can't always get what they want -- they've been unable to find the perfect L.A. home to buy ... so, instead they haggled their way into a rental for $150K a month ... and yes, that's a deal.

They're familiar with the crib in ritzy Holmby Hills -- it's the same one they rented last summer on a short term lease ... but our real estate sources tell us they just locked it down for a full year.

We're told the power couple's been itching to move out of the Bev Hills area hotel where they've been living while house hunting -- so they decided to go back to their old digs. 

16,000 sq. ft., 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms and an infinity pool with a waterfall ... is one helluva plan B. 

You'll recall, Bey and Jay paid $200K/month for the pad last year -- but we're told they dealt directly with the owner this time and knocked off $50K/mo. ... based on signing a longer lease. 

Even the Carters love a discount. 

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