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Mariah Carey Ex-Mgr. Claims Sexual Harassment ... Singer's ALWAYS Naked!

4/16/2018 10:31 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mariah Carey's former manager claims she was repeatedly sexually harassed by the singer, because Mariah was constantly naked in front of her ... TMZ has learned, but Mariah calls the allegation "baseless." 

We broke the story ... Stella Stolper filed docs putting Carey's team on notice a lawsuit is coming, and now we know what's behind it all. We're told Stella is claiming Mariah rarely wore clothes around her, and was not only naked ... but did sexual things in Stella's presence.

We're told Stella will also allege Mariah has a substance abuse problem, and fails to take her meds for bipolar disorder. Just last week, Mariah revealed she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2001 ... but Stella's claiming that's just a small part of her problems.

Further, Stella will claim she was unfairly fired in the middle of her 3-year contract, and is still due a ton of cash. She's giving Mariah an opportunity to make things right, before the lawsuit is filed.

A rep for Mariah tells us, "If this frivolous and baseless claim is filed, we will defend against it vigorously and successfully."

Kevin Spacey D.A.'s Office Reviewing Sex Crimes Case

4/11/2018 1:21 PM PDT
Breaking News

Kevin Spacey is officially under the microscope of the L.A. County District Attorney's Office, which is reviewing a sex crimes case against him.

TMZ has confirmed the L.A. County Sheriff's Department turned over a case against the actor to the D.A. -- specifically, the Sex Crimes Task Force. As we reported ... scores of alleged victims have come forward against Spacey accusing him of sexual misconduct.

He's also been accused of sexual assault in other states, as well as London, where he's currently under investigation for at least 3 sexual assault claims. 

Spacey was fired from "House of Cards," and was completely replaced in the movie "All the Money in the World" ... after sexual misconduct allegations first surfaced.

He's reportedly been completing sex addiction rehab in Arizona. He's yet to face criminal charges for any of the alleged incidents.

Howard Univ. Protesters Like Rihanna Said ... Bitch Better Have Our Financial Aid!!!

3/29/2018 3:19 PM PDT
Breaking News

Rihanna's "Bitch Better Have My Money" is now the battle cry for Howard University students protesting the school's massive financial aid scandal ... and Thursday it was blaring on campus.

A crowd of students stormed the school's administration building and chanted RiRi's lyrics -- a not-so tongue-in-cheek response to the school firing 6 employees for misappropriating more than $1 million intended for low-income students. 

The university's president, Wayne Fredrick, released a statement Wednesday saying the school found out about the allegations back in December 2016, investigated the matter and then fired the alleged thieves last year.

Students on campus only got the news this week when a whistleblower blogged about it -- and they're, understandably, pissed. We suspect Howard has a new unofficial fight song.

Like brrap, brrap, brrap!!!

Clyde Drexler Named BIG3 Commish After Roger Mason Firing

3/15/2018 7:44 AM PDT
Breaking News

Clyde "The Glide" Drexler is the NEW man in charge of Ice Cube's BIG3 basketball league -- replacing Roger Mason Jr. ... who got the ax earlier this week. 

As we previously reported, Mason and BIG3 are in the middle of a legal war -- so BIG3 removed him from the top spot and had Ice Cube fill in while they searched for a new Commish. 

But, the search is over ... BIG3 tells TMZ Sports the 10-time NBA All-Star has signed a 3-year deal to be the new Commish. 

"As Commissioner he will help lead the BIG3’s basketball operations as well as executing the league’s long-term strategy on all fronts," the league said in a statement. 

55-year-old Drexler was the coach of Team Power during the 2017 season -- so he's familiar with how the league runs. 

"Clyde is a consummate professional, revered businessman, and indisputably one of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball," said league Co-Founders and Co-CEOs Jeff Kwatinetz and Ice Cube.

"We were thrilled to have his early support as a coach for our inaugural season, and couldn’t be more pleased to welcome him to the executive team as BIG3 Commissioner.”

Roger Mason Fired As BIG3 Commissioner ... Ice Cube Replaces Him

3/12/2018 9:28 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Roger Mason's out, Ice Cube is in ... with the rap legend replacing the ex-NBA star as the Commish of the BIG3 basketball league after allegations of some seriously shady conduct. 

TMZ Sports has obtained a letter the BIG3 sent to players, coaches and staff explaining the move: 

"We are writing to inform you of the decision by the BIG3 to terminate the employment of Roger Mason Jr. for cause under the terms of his employment agreement with the league."

The letter details a corruption investigation involving Mason and his ties to two Qatari investors who allegedly stiffed the league out of millions of dollars ... investors that Mason brought to the league in the first place. 

BIG3 sued the investors Ayman Sabi and Ahmed Al-Rumaihi -- but Mason allegedly refused to cooperate with the league because of his personal relationship with the men. 

The league says Mason had an obligation to side with BIG3 due to his role as Commish. 

One of the problems, the league says it found evidence the Qataris were showering certain BIG3 employees with gifts and vacations while refusing to pay the league. The insinuation is that Mason was one of the beneficiaries and it corrupted his ability to effectively run the league. 

The good news ... Ice Cube will step into the Commish role effective immediately and will stay in the job until the league finds a long-term replacement. 

We reached out to Mason multiple times for comment -- so far, no word back. 

'The Four' Judge Charlie Walk Benches Himself Amid Sexual Harassment Allegation

1/31/2018 2:27 PM PST
Breaking News

6:45 PM PT -- Walk will not appear in the finale of 'The Four' ... saying he made the decision not to attend "out of respect for the contestants, my fellow judges and everyone involved with the show."

He says he doesn't want his presence to be a distraction, but denies the allegations against him by adding ... "there has been an extreme rush to judgment against me in this particular case which is unfair and inconsistent with anything that even actually happened."

'The Four' could be down from 4 judges to 3 very shortly -- FOX is reportedly close to cutting ties with Charlie Walk, the Republic Records honcho accused of sexually harassing a former employee.

The approaching shakeup comes on the heels of Tristan Coopersmith's claim Walk repeatedly groped and harassed her during their years working together at Sony Music. Walk co-judged FOX's new talent search with Diddy, Meghan Trainor and DJ Khaled.

Walk will appear on Thursday night's pre-taped episode of the show, but will not appear next week ... according to Deadline.

Although, Charlie's denied Coopersmith's allegation ... he's also been suspended from Republic Records, which says it's hired a law firm to investigate the claims.

Doc Rivers I'd 'Absolutely' Hire Jason Kidd ... After Bucks Firing

1/23/2018 7:25 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Jason Kidd just got the boot in Milwaukee -- but he's already got a rebound offer from one of the most powerful head coaches in the NBA!

Well, sorta ... we got Doc Rivers and Tom Thibodeau -- Doc's former Celtics assistant -- leaving Craig's after Thibodeau's T-Wolves edged Rivers' Clippers in L.A. 

Naturally, we had to bring up the shocking J-Kidd firing ... and Doc immediately went to bat for the NBA legend, saying he would "absolutely" add him to his coaching staff.

One problem -- there ain't any vacancies on his bench at the moment ... and he's already got big-name assistants like Sam Cassell and Mike Woodson.

Still ... pretty nice gesture. Maybe next season??

Paul Wall United Screwed My Friend's Pension ... When They Fired Him

1/11/2018 9:36 AM PST
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Paul Wall can't fathom how United Airlines fired one of his closest friends after 16 years of service ... and in the process put the guy's financial future at risk.

If you haven't heard ... the rapper on Tuesday fired off a couple of tweets claiming United fired a close family friend -- and a combat disabled veteran at that -- for allowing Paul to fly for free using his corporate friends and family privilege. Paul says the friend's been with United for 16 years and was close to retirement.

The rapper tells us he's done it plenty of times, but thinks the airline started digging into his flight history after he dissed them on Twitter. He feels horrible how things went down for his friend.

United tells TMZ, "We restrict this benefit to leisure travel. Mr. Wall used these travel benefits for business purposes, which our policy does not permit." Paul maintains he did nothing wrong.

Phaedra Parks Return to 'RHOA'? Nah, It Made Me Sick!!!

12/10/2017 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Phaedra Parks is in recovery from the drama-filled life she was leading while shooting "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" ... and it doesn't sound like there's any chance she'll go back.

Phaedra was at LAX when we asked about her post-'RHOA' life. She was absolutely beaming, and while she doesn't rule out a return ... she makes a pretty solid case for staying the hell away. Plus, she just signed with Wilhelmina Models.

Phaedra gives props to her old co-stars, and every woman on reality TV -- 'cause as she puts it ... real housewifin' ain't easy, y'all!

We broke the story ... Phaedra was pissed at 'RHOA' producers for firing her in May, and said she was getting harassed online because of it. Someone's definitely moved on, happily. 

Hallelujah!

MSNBC: 'Sluts' OK, 'Hos' Not

4/12/2007 12:47 PM PDT
Four years before Neanderthal Don Imus got tossed by MSNBC, an on-air Michael Savage called one of his own colleagues a "slut" who "looks like she went from porno into reporting" -- and nothing happened.


Ashleigh Banfield was with MSNBC in 2003 when Savage, whom she never met, ripped her on MSNBC's airwaves. Banfield was watching live at the time and immediately went to her bosses to ask for some kind of response. She got nothing.

"I am not sure if a lot of people understand what it feels like to be publicly besmirched by your own team," Banfield told TMZ. "But then to have nothing happen, to have no consequences because of it, is doubly painful."

Imus was dropped after he referred to the Rutgers women's basketball team as "nappy-headed hos." Savage was let go from MSNBC later in 2003 when he said a caller should "get AIDS and die."

Banfield, now with Court TV, says that MSNBC should be commended for not ducking the issue and for taking a stand. "I think it's an extraordinarily difficult decision that MSNBC had to make. But I do think that it's a very bold one and I think they should be applauded for not trying to sweep an issue under the carpet ... I wish they'd taken a bold stand when I was getting ripped in two on the air. " Better late than never.
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