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'Love and Hip Hop' Lawsuit

It's the THOT that Counts

3/21/2015 8:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0321-SUB-hazelebaby-masikakalysha-instagram-01"Love and Hip Hop" star Masika Tucker is up in lights on the Sunset Strip, and lots of people who see her now think she's a whore ... and that has has triggered a bitter lawsuit against her co-stars.

The whole brouhaha is over a couple of strip clubs. A guy named Sam Sharif owns Ace of Diamonds in Vegas and Metropolitan Nightclub in WeHo, which has an Ace of Diamonds night every Monday.

Sharif hired Masika to promote the WeHo AOD, and part of the promotion was a big, splashy billboard on the Strip. It didn't sit well with Masika's enemies, "Love and Hip Hop" stars Nikki and Marcelle Mudarris.

Nikki and Marcelle actually rent their WeHo building to AOD, so they were really pissed off when they saw Masika's billboard. When Sharif refused to take the billboard down, Nikki and Marcelle put another billboard up nearby, with Maskika's mugshot from 10 years ago with the word "T.H.O.T."

Sharif says that billboard has torpedoed his business because he was catering to high-end clients and now people thinks it's a sleazy club advertised by a whore. He also says people think he's a fraud and really doesn't own the club.

Money cures all, and Sharif is suing for a million bucks.

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'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' Star

Fight With Althea?

What Fight With Althea?

3/21/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Joseline Hernandez must not watch her own show -- which is the only explanation for her denying under oath she ever hit Althea Eaton.

Eaton is suing Hernandez over the insane reunion show brawl. During her deposition, Eaton's attorney asked Hernandez if she has any recollection of ever hitting Eaton. You gotta watch the video of the fight and then listen to her answers.  

So who are you gonna believe ... her or your lyin' eyes? 

'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' Star

Fish and Fat People

Don't Talk to Tabloids

3/16/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Joseline Hernandez was attacked under oath when the lawyer representing a co-star who is suing her challenged this premise: If your picture's in a magazine, that means you gave an interview.

Joseline is being sued by Althea Eaton, who claims Joseline beat the crap out of her during the reunion show. During her deposition, Joseline accused Althea of doing an interview with "Hip Hop Weekly" ... the magazine did an unflattering story referring to Joseline as a "crack whore."

Joseline said it was obvious Althea dished the dirt because her pic was on the cover. Althea's lawyer then asked 2 questions:

-- Have you ever heard of Field & Stream?
-- Have you ever seen the National Enquirer show pictures of fat people?

Ms. Hernandez's interpretation is hilarious. You gotta watch the video. 

'Love & Hip Hop' Star

The Only Thing Fake About the Show Is ...

Joseline's Boobs!!!

3/13/2015 6:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" star Sincere Show is towing the party line -- despite what Joseline Hernandez says -- everything on the show is real, except for maybe one or two things.

Sincere was out Thursday night at Supperclub LA when we asked him about the "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star's deposition, in which she swore the show was scripted

Sincere was quick to defend the franchise, saying everything that goes on is 100% real. Then he took a shot at Joseline for being the one who might be fake ... and he wasn't talking about her personality.

He might have a point ...

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'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' Cast

Joseline Hernandez Is Cracked Out ...

The Show's Real

3/12/2015 8:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Joseline Hernandez kicked the beehive when she swore under oath the show is totally fake ... because producers and co-stars have all put her on blast. 

A source close to producers tells TMZ Joseline lied  ... the show is absolutely real. They say no one told Joseline to hit anyone, which is why they slapped her with a 4-day suspension and also why she's facing assault charges in NYC.

Her co-stars were more blunt ... Momma DeeNikko SmithAdiz "Bambi" Benson, and Waka Flocka's Mom, Debra Antney say she's a thirsty liar because Althea Eaton can't fake a black eye. 

They swear producers don't stage anything on the show ... it's all 100% authentic. Antney thinks drugs have skewed Joseline's judgment and she needs to face the reality that she's in trouble.

Joseline's being sued by Eaton, who claims JH got high on crack cocaine and then kicked the crap out of her during a reunion show. 

'Love and Hip Hop Atlanta' Star

Sorry, Reality TV Is Really Just TV

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3/12/2015 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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“Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star Joseline Hernandez swore UNDER OATH that her reality show is anything but real ... in fact, she says it's all acting!

But does this mean all "reality" TV is unreal? Testify! tmz-on-tv-3

'Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta' Star

Swears Under Oath

My Show is Fake!!!

3/11/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Joseline Hernandez from "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" knows what's real ... and it's not her show.

Hernandez testified under oath in a videotaped deposition that she and other cast members stick to a script.  

She's being sued by former co-star Althea Eaton, who claims Joseline got high on crack cocaine and then beat the crap out of her during a reunion show.

During the depo, Althea's lawyer wanted to know if the real Joseline emerged during the fight in question, or whether it was pre-programmed.

Joseline is brutally honest in the depo. Check it out. It doesn't get more real.

Nicki Minaj's Ex

I'm Over Dat Ass ...

And Onto K. Michelle's Booty

2/24/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Nicki Minaj Ex New Girlfriend
You gotta hand it to Safaree Samuels, he knows what he likes -- because TMZ has learned he has moved on from Nicki Minaj to a new singing booty queen ... K. Michelle

According to our K. Michelle sources, she and Samuels (who did not take the breakup with Nicki well) have been getting much closer lately ... talking and texting every night.

We're told the duo spent two hours together in the VIP area of NYC club Stage 48 on Valentine's Day -- and Samuels followed up this week by sending a bouquet of sunflowers ... her favorite. 

Our sources say they're not official, meaning exclusive ... just yet -- but this video K. Michelle posted of herself twerking to Safaree's new song has to count for something!

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Rich Dollaz

Got Big Dolla Child Support Issues

... Jailed Again

2/23/2015 1:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Rich Dollaz Arrested AgainRich Dollaz is NOT living up to his handle -- the "Love & Hip Hop" star just got busted for not paying child support ... again.

According to the Hudson County Sheriff's Office in New Jersey, Dollaz was picked up on 2 outstanding warrants. We're told one was for owing a little less than $12,000 in support -- and the other for a whopping $188,000.

Dollaz was popped on February 19 and remains in custody.

He also got arrested back in October for ... you guessed it ... failing to pay child support.

Ray J

GF Princess Love Arrested in Big Easy

She Hit Me Like a Hurricane

2/16/2015 10:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0216_princess_love_ray_j-tmzRay J's GF Princess Love was arrested in New Orleans for allegedly beating him to a bloody pulp.

Law enforcement tells us, it happened last Wednesday, after Ray J returned to his hotel after spending the night with TV producers at a strip joint. Ray -- who stars in "Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood" with Princess Love -- told cops Princess went ballistic and attacked him, cracking several ribs, busting his lip open and tearing his ACL.  

Someone in the hotel told cops they heard Princess scream, "I'm gonna kill you."

We're told Ray J ran out of the room and a hotel security guy saw him bleeding and called 911. We're told Princess was arrested and booked for domestic abuse and battery. 

And sources say Ray J himself bailed her out and paid $10K for her lawyer.

Benzino

Claims There Were No Drugs in His Car

... Only the Police Car

2/12/2015 3:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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021215_benzino_launchBenzino's arrest for drug possession had nothing to do with pot being found in his flashy Maserati -- instead, he says the drugs were in the police car in which he got hauled off to jail.

TMZ obtained the police report from his Atlanta arrest, and it says after Benzino was placed in the back of the patrol car ... the police found a small amount of pot on the seat. Cops say the pot wasn't there before.

The officer says he then checked Benzino's waistband and found a small amount of marijuana residue there, and on the fingertips of his right hand.

Benzino and his attorneys released a video (which kinda looks like a hostage situation) ... claiming the weed was in the cop car before he got there -- even though the police report clearly makes it seem like Benzino dumped it from his waistband. 

Fun fact: The arresting officer uses a "Gain" laundry detergent air freshener ... which he says wasn't strong enough to mask the pot smell in the back seat.

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Benzino

Busted For Drugs

If Only He'd Buckled Up

2/11/2015 4:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Benzino ArrestedIf you cruise around on a suspended license in a slick Maserati like ex-"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Benzino allegedly just did ... make sure you wear your seat belt and don't have drugs on you.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Benzino was stopped by Atlanta cops late Wednesday afternoon simply for failing to buckle up, but then cops say they found a pot stash on him.

Benzino was hauled off to jail for the belt violation, suspended license and possession of marijuana. Bail was set at $2,269.00

This is Benzino's second arrest in the last few weeks -- he was pinched for trying to sneak a loaded 9MM through airport security in the ATL.

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Stevie J

I'm Paying Support, But ...

My Kids Spend It Too Damn Fast!

2/11/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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021015_stevie_j_launch_v2Stevie J has no problem paying his child support -- despite facing an indictment for NOT paying more than $1 million worth -- but he says the real problem is how much his kids spend. 

We got the "Love and Hip Hop Atlanta" star in NYC on Tuesday -- shortly after he entered a not guilty plea in federal court for his child support case.

Watch the video ... Stevie is remarkably calm for a guy who's facing up to 2 years in prison for allegedly ducking $1.1 mil in support for his 2 kids. He says his confidence comes from knowing the case was dismissed from state court last year ... and thinks he'll get the same result in federal court.

He also talks briefly about his recent court-ordered rehab stint -- but the best part is the gem he drops when we ask if he's up to date on support now: "My kids can go through a check really quick."

You gotta see the rest.

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