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Lil Uzi Vert Now on the Hook with Rick Ross For Canceled Gig Lawsuit

3/17/2018 12:20 AM PDT

Lil Uzi Vert was supposed to co-star with Rick Ross on a summer show together, but instead they took the money and left fans hanging ... according to a lawsuit.

A Pennsylvania entertainment company just added Uzi as a defendant in the suit it filed against Rick. According to docs, both rappers were supposed to perform on June 10, 2017 at the minor league ballpark in PA. The company says it forked over about $200k to lock it down.

As we reported ... Rick bailed on the show, and the company says he showed really poor form by not canceling until 2 nights prior to the gig. According to the suit, Lil Uzi did the same. 

Now Ross and Uzi are both being sued for the roughly $200k in deposit money, plus reimbursement for what was lost by the last-minute cancellation.

We reached out to both rappers ... no word back so far.

Barry Switzer I Should've Made WAY More Money ... I Totally Deserved It

3/17/2018 12:05 AM PDT

Hall of Fame coach Barry Switzer is letting the world know he's been CHEATED by father time, saying the HUGE money that the football coaches are making now should've been his ... and he's got PROOF.

Switzer was on Capitol Hill wheelin' and dealin' with the Washington types (on behalf of search and rescue dogs) when we asked him about the insane salaries some NFL players are making. 

That's not what Barry wanted to talk about, though -- 'cause he let loose on what the guys in the headsets are making ... and how he feels like he got the short end of the money stick.

"What about the coaches?! The salaries these damn coaches are getting! I got paid $24k a year, went 32-1-1, won 2 national championships, 2 undefeated seasons back-to-back ... I didn't even get a bonus! We were on probation (at Oklahoma)."

Just for some comparison, Jimbo Fisher, who has 1 national title, just signed a 10-year $75 MILLION contract to bolt Florida State and head to Texas A&M.

Man might have a point.

Donald Trump's Lawyer Fires Back at Stormy Daniels ... You Owe Us $20 Million!!!

3/16/2018 5:46 PM PDT
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The legal battle between President Trump and Stormy Daniels is not going away anytime soon, because his lawyer's now accusing her of violating their deal ... which could cost her big bucks.

According to new legal docs ... Stormy agreed in the "hush" contract with Trump -- created by his attorney, Michael Cohen -- to fork over $1 million in damages if she breached it, per incident.

Cohen claims Stormy has indeed breached the agreement -- at least 20 times -- so he has the right to go after her for $20 million.

As we reported ... Stormy sued to try to get the "hush" pact tossed, claiming the Prez used an alias and never signed it in the first place. She also started a crowdfunding page to raise funds for her legal costs against Trump and his lawyers.

So far she's raised more than $171,000 from various donors ... and it looks like she might need every penny.

Blac Chyna Lawyer Wants Judge to Make Her Talk About 2015 Car Crash

3/16/2018 5:36 PM PDT

Blac Chyna's been dodging and ducking her deposition about a 2015 car crash, and the plaintiffs' lawyer has had enough and wants to make her talk ... according to new legal docs.

Jon Teller, the attorney for the plaintiffs in the 2015 crash with Chyna's white BMW, claims they've been trying to interview her for 9 months now ... but she has canceled or failed to appear for her scheduled deposition at least FOUR times now.

Teller says they've been trying to work with Chyna reasonably but have been "stymied" at every stage ... so now he's asking a judge to step in and order Chyna to get grilled. According to the docs ... he also wants the judge to slap her with sanctions in the amount of $4,560 for her actions. 

As we reported ... Chyna was scheduled to talk about her involvement -- or possible lack thereof -- in the 2015 hit-and-run case in October, but we now know it never happened.

As far as the crash goes -- Chyna's friend, Paige Addison, told cops she was behind the wheel and BC was not in the car. Paige was charged with felony hit-and-run ... but Teller believes Chyna was there too.

The civil trial against Chyna and Addison is set for June, so clearly ... Teller wants to question BC ASAP.

We reached out to Chyna ... she had no comment.

Wu-Tang Clan Sued '60s Group Says 'People Say' is a Rip-Off

3/16/2018 2:38 PM PDT

The Wu-Tang Clan ripped off an old soul song and used it in its 2017 hit "People Say" ... so say 3 musicians in a new lawsuit.

The trio known as The Diplomats in the '50s and '60s claims Mathematics, a producer for the Wu-Tang Clan, jacked the melody, lyrics and rhythm of their 1969 track, "I've Got the Kind of Love." According to the docs ... "People Say" is a prominent lyric from their song.

The Diplomats claims many fans and ordinary listeners have noticed the similarities between the tunes and have even pointed them out online.

According to the docs ... The Diplomats say they never gave permission to use their music, so they want the rap group to stop performing and selling "People Say" ... and fork over damages.

Listen for yourself -- you think they got a legit gripe?

'Big Bro' Mike 'Boogie' Malin On the Hook for $800,000

3/16/2018 11:19 AM PDT

"Big Brother" winner Mike "Boogie" Malin is in the hole for $800,000.

Malin and his business partner, Lonnie Moore, were sued by their former partners and co-owners of Geisha House in L.A. The partners say Boogie and Moore embezzled from the club, gambling away hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay for sex, travel and other stuff.

The lawsuit was salacious, saying the duo used company resources "to have multiple sexual encounters with various older men during which Malin would live out fetish role play fantasies." Malin said at the time his partners were just trying to extort him, but ultimately the case resolved with Malin owing $800,000.

Malin filed for bankruptcy, but a judge just ordered the debt will not go away and he will still be on the hook for the full amount. 

Angie Stone to Bruno Mars $how $ome Re$pect

3/16/2018 7:50 AM PDT

Angie Stone says Bruno Mars has a lot of growing up to do, but ain't hard to read between the lines ... she wants him to pay up.

We got the R&B singer Thursday in the ATL and asked her about her rap group, The Sequence, suing Bruno and producer Mark Ronson back in December ... alleging their hit single, "Uptown Funk," is a ripoff of The Sequence's 1979 single, "Funk You Up."

Check it out ... Angie claims Bruno admitted "Uptown Funk" was inspired by "Funk You Up," and insists she ain't trying to bash Bruno, but wants him to show some respect. Translation: Show me the money!!!

As TMZ first reported ... The Sequence is asking for a jury trial and unspecified amount of money from Bruno. Angie's lawsuit ain't the first against Bruno for the same song. Zapp and Roger Troutman made similar allegations back in September.

BTW ... we know our photog screwed up ... Mark Ronson was not a DJ in the '70s -- he was barely born.   

Josh Norman Alex Smith Is 'Underrated'

3/16/2018 6:07 AM PDT

Josh Norman is already getting behind his new QB -- telling TMZ Sports he feels Alex Smith is "underrated" for everything he's done in his career. 

We spotted the Washington Redskins star cornerback in Atlanta and asked how he felt about the big quarterback moves in the NFL ... including his old QB Kirk Cousins getting an $84 million deal with the Vikings. 

Norman looked a little bummed out (why not? he's a good quarterback) but explained, "It's business. Everything is business."'

He also explained why Cousins is worth every single penny. 

By the way ... Norman -- super nice guy. 

Ray J & Princess Love Baby Registry Screams ... It's a Girl!!!

3/16/2018 12:50 AM PDT

Ray J and Princess Love are having a baby, and they've kept the sex of the kid under wraps -- but if you peep the registry they got for their shower ... it's pretty clear they're having a girl.

Ray and Princess' baby registry from Petit Tresor is littered with pink -- from onesies to cribs and literally everything in between -- so you can kinda only come to one logical conclusion. 

The gifts ain't cheap either. A baby basket made of cashmere runs about $2,800, while a travel crib costs about $300. A lot of outfits range between $25 and $200 ... and a damn rocking sheep (horses are out apparently) will set their guests back nearly $1,000!

Speaking of the actual baby shower ... sources tell us Ray J and Princess Love are hosting it this weekend in L.A. at a top-of-the-line hotel, and they're not skimping on expenses. We're told the whole thing ended up costing more than $250,000.

As we reported ... Ray J announced Princess was pregnant this past fall. The kid's due sometime this summer. 

Anything for baby ... girl.

Logic Yeah, He's Gettin' Paid But, It Ain't $30 Mil

3/16/2018 12:40 AM PDT

Logic has every reason to be flying high after inking a new deal with Def Jam Records -- but he should come down to cloud 8 ... or 7, 'cause he isn't making nearly as much as he claims.

Logic's been making headlines this week with his new "Bobby Tarantino II" and after doing an interview with "Beats 1" host Zane Lowe, during which he said he'd recently signed a new contract for $30 million. 

Sources tell us the rapper's contract was, in fact, restructured to get him more dough, but it wasn't for $30 mil.

Even if he landed in the tens of millions, that's still a good chunk of change and obviously nothing to turn down. The rapper's been having a ton of fun with interviews since the project's release, so it's possible he's just trolling everyone.

Logic would have you believe Def Jam cut him a seriously fat check ... for no less than $20 mil, as he rapped on his new mixtape, "Bobby Tarantino II.'

Maybe the line just worked for his rhyming pattern, but bottom line is ... in real life, the numbers just don't add up. 

We reached out to a rep for Def Jam ... so far, no word back. 

NBA YoungBoy Bails Outta Jail In GF Assault Case

3/15/2018 4:08 PM PDT

NBA YoungBoy finally got sprung after spending more than 2 weeks behind bars for allegedly beating his girlfriend ... TMZ has learned.

The 18-year-old Louisiana rapper posted $75,000 bail Thursday around 1 PM to get released from Ware County Jail in Georgia. TMZ broke the story ... YoungBoy was busted in Florida on Feb. 24 on a warrant for kidnapping, and then transferred to GA.

Surveillance video from a Waycross, GA hotel showed YoungBoy slamming his girlfriend, Jania, and dragging her back into their room -- hence, the kidnapping warrant. Jania told police they were only playing around.

Cops didn't buy her version of events, and YoungBoy was eventually booked for felony kidnapping, as well as aggravated assault.

A judge had initially denied him bail, but that changed Monday at a second hearing, where the judge set his bail amount.

Corey Feldman Stiffing an Angel ... According to Complaint

3/15/2018 12:42 PM PDT

2:26 PM -- A rep for Feldman tells TMZ ... Margot was fired due to "highly unprofessional behavior," which included violating her contract. The rep goes on to say Margot made false accusations against Corey, and he looks forward to seeing her in court.Corey Feldman's holding out on one of his Angels, and she's so pissed about it ... she's ratting him out to the state of California.

According to docs, Margot Lane filed with the State Labor Commission ... Corey's company failed to pay her for angel services rendered. Margot says she's owed $1,470 in salary for the period of Aug. 3 to Aug. 12, 2017. Doesn't sound like all that much, however ... there's more.

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, the state says Margot's owed an additional $6,860 in penalties for the unpaid wages. Grand total is $8,330.

Margot served as Corey's musical director and also played guitar and piano in his backing band -- the Angels.

We're told she left the group at the end of August. Guessing getting stiffed didn't help the sitch.

Ezekiel Elliott Sneaker Shopping Spree!!! ... Beats Partying, Right??

3/15/2018 11:47 AM PDT

Ezekiel Elliott's been spotted in the wild for the first time this offseason ... but don't worry, Cowboys fans -- he's out coppin' shoes, not booze.

We got Zeke in Beverly Grove right after the superstar RB and his BFF, Alvarez Jackson, went absolutely HAM at high-end sneaker joint SoleStage. 

Elliott wasn't feeling chatty -- but we're guessing he was in a pretty good mood based on his battalion of shopping bags.

FYI, SoleStage's average kicks will run you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars ... so Zeke was raining stacks, no question. 

But, again -- good to see the guy doing chiller activities like this ... especially considering he was PARTYING HIS FACE OFF at this time last year.

Happy almost St. Paddy's Day!!!

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