Disney star Bella Thorne stands to make a small fortune from her new horror flick, "Amityville" ... but there's one perk even Bella couldn't get from producers -- fresh underwear.
The 16-year-old "Shake It Up" star is shooting the latest reincarnation of "The Amityville Horror" ... and according to her contract -- obtained by TMZ -- she's raking in $3,276 a week.
The contract obviously says producers will provide all costumes for the flick, with one exception -- undergarments ... an essential in a horror film.
But here's the real poop ... Bella gets a series of $25K bonuses if the movie does well -- up to $150K if it passes the $100M mark.
And if there's a sequel -- with 12 Amityville flicks, the odds are good -- she'll collect an additional $125K ... and bonuses of up to $300K.
That's underwear money to burn.
Faux Son Drops $50 Million Lawsuit
7/22/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The comedian who kinda faked being Eddie Murphy's son has now backed off his defamation suit against Eddie ... admitting the suit was BS and pinning the blame on his dumb management.
Brando tells us he was hoodwinked into filing his $50 million defamation lawsuit, in which he claimed Eddie was threatening to destroy him with lies and even physical violence.
It's easy to understand why Eddie was pissed ... Brando changed his last name to Murphy, performed with Richard Pryor's son in the "Sons of Comedy" tour, and showed up at the coffee shop Eddie frequented, often screaming, "My father won't talk to me."
It sounds like someone scared the crap out of Brando ... and we're guessing it's Eddie's pit bull lawyer Marty Singer. So Brando dropped the case, telling us, "It was never my intention to offend Mr. Murphy."
Funny thing ... some people find $50 million lawsuits offensive.
Dead Husband's Will
Leaves Her Zilch
7/21/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Deal or No Deal" model Katie Cleary just got a big fat dose of karma -- according to some of her dead husband's friends -- because she'll inherit NOTHING if the will stands.
TMZ got a copy of Andrew Stern''s will and the document is clear -- Andrew's parents are the sole beneficiaries of his $408,000 life savings.
TMZ broke the story ... Andrew killed himself at a shooting range last month ... the result of severe depression. Some of Andrew's friends say he was tormented by Katie and her gallivanting around the world with celebs like Leo DiCaprio. She says they had already split up and he was ok with it.
Andrew signed the will in 2007 ... 3 years before he married Katie.
Sources close to Katie tell us ... she believes Andrew drafted a new will after they were married, leaving her a big chunk of his assets. We're told she hasn't found the will yet but she's sure it exists.
Andrew filed for divorce 2 months before he committed suicide but it wasn't final so she was his wife at the time of death.
'The Purge: Anarchy' Actor
I Got Robbed
They Never Said I'd Be on Billboards
7/20/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"The Purge: Anarchy" actor featured on billboards across the country says producers hoodwinked him ... because no one said he'd be the face of their ad campaign -- and now he wants to be paid.
Emmanuel Howell says he worked 5 days on the shoot as an extra and made less than a grand. He expected to only be in the background of shots ... but months later, he started seeing his mug pop up on billboards.
Howell tells us he reached out to production asking for more dough -- but they said to kick rocks ... because he should be happy for the honor. Instead, they offered him free digital movie posters.
Howell says he contacted multiple lawyers because it felt like a slap in the face ... but so far, they've all said he doesn't have a case.
The billboard star explained his entire situation to our photog ... and you can't help but feel bad.
Welcome to Hollywood!
I Did Your Stupid Concert
Fork Over My $375K
7/18/2014 5:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Avril Lavigne signed on the dotted line for a huge gig that was supposed to pay her a whopping $500,000 -- but nearly a year after her performance she's still waiting for most of the cash ... so she's suing to get it.
Avril filed the lawsuit against 2VLive -- a live concert streaming company -- claiming it agreed to pay her the half million bucks in exchange for promotional appearances, and a concert in New York City on September 25.
The company agreed to pay Avril in 3 installments -- according to the docs filed in L.A. and obtained by TMZ -- $125K, $300K, and finally $75K. Problem is ... Avril says she only got the first payment.
Additionally, Avril says she got into bed with an affiliate of 2VLive that produces video greeting cards. In the docs, she says she was supposed to get 15% from that deal, but again ... she's still waiting for a payday.
The suit is 23 pages, but could've been way shorter -- for instance: Why'd they have to go and make things so complicated?
Loni Anderson to Burt Reynolds
Pay Your 20-Year-Old Divorce Debt, Deadbeat!
7/18/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Burt Reynolds has been divorced from Loni Anderson for 20 years ... but it's still not over, and we've learned Loni is still dogging him for nearly a quarter of a million bucks to make things right.
It was one of the most bitter divorces in the history of Hollywood. He accused her of sleeping around. She accused him of physical brutality. And there were drug allegations and lots of other things. The 5-year marriage officially ended in 1993, when Burt agreed to pay Loni $234,794.13.
Loni -- who starred in "WKRP in Cincinnati" -- says Burt paid some but still owed her $97K. He didn't pay, went into bankruptcy in the late '90s, continued to ignore the debt, and went into foreclosure, etc.
Loni went back to court and 2 months ago the judge ordered Burt to pay up once and for all. But with interest, the tab has now swelled to $154,520.98.
We contacted Burt's rep ... so far no comment.
Big Stiffer, Big Tipper!
7/17/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Britney Spears just brought a piece of Vegas to the Cheesecake factory she stiffed ... because her waitress just hit the jackpot.
TMZ broke the story, Britney chewed and screwed Sunday when she walked out of the Thousand Oaks, CA restaurant without paying her $30 bill for an appetizer and salad. Britney says she thought her security guy paid the tab and he thought she did.
Now she's bringing in the ultimate peacemaker to make things right -- Benjamin Franklin. Our Britney sources tell us the waitress is getting a $100 tip -- more than 300%. That's on top of the $30 tab.
We're told Britney -- who left with hard evidence of her heist (a doggie bag) -- felt terrible about the mistake.
Britney -- she stiffs good.
Forced to Make it Right
By Ponying Up $2 Mil
7/16/2014 1:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Apollo Nida just got his tab for committing check fraud and money laundering -- $1.9 MILLION in restitution.
TMZ has obtained court docs which breakdown who gets the money Apollo must now pay. Some of the heavy hitters include:
-- JP Morgan Chase $828,300
-- IRS $127,011
-- Delta Airlines $24,985
-- State of California $15,778
-- State of Connecticut $45,525
-- State of Texas $39,275
And there's more. Apollo -- who is married to Phaedra Parks from "Real Housewives of Atlanta" -- screwed over pretty much everyone with whom he came in contact.
He'll have plenty of time to think about his misdeeds. Apollo was sentenced to 8 years in federal prison.
I Dine, I Dash
I Just Plain Forgot
7/16/2014 12:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Britney Spears had a delicious meal at The Cheesecake Factory and best of all it was FREE ... because she skipped out without paying the bill.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Britney and BF David Lucado were at the Thousand Oaks, CA restaurant where they had an appetizer and a salad.
At the end of the lunch the waitress came over with the $30 bill, and Britney said her security guy would pay it. She and David then walked out -- with a doggie bag.
Problem is ... security never paid.
Britney's people tell TMZ ... she feels "horrible" and it was an honest mistake. The guard thought Britney paid and she believed he paid the bill.
But here's the real headline -- She's worth north of $50 million and she took the salad home in a doggie bag. Waste not, want not.
Britney made things right with the waitress ... in a big way!
'Playaz Club' Beef Settled
Pays $100K for Borrowed Lyrics
7/16/2014 10:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Drake just paid a ton of respect to Rappin' 4-Tay -- in the form of cold, hard cash -- to settle a beef in which 4-Tay claimed Drizzy jacked his rhymes.
4-Tay first put Drake on blast when YG's hit "Who Do You Love" came out. Drake drops lyrics on the song that are clearly ripped straight from 4-Tay's 1994 hit "Playaz Club."
4-Tay was offended Drake didn't give him credit on the song. No lawsuit was ever filed, but sources close to the situation tell us a very lucrative agreement was reached.
4-Tay's manager tells TMZ ... Drake's record label agreed to pay 4-Tay $100,000 for "borrowing" the lines.
Not shockingly ... 4-Tay tells us he's no longer offended.
$85 MILLION WINNER
In KK Video Game!
7/16/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian stands to make around $85 MILLION from the new video game iPhone app that boasts her namesake ... more than she made last year in all of her other ventures combined ... TMZ has learned.
Sources familiar with the deal tell TMZ ... Kim's cut is 45% of net profits. The game -- "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood" -- is set to gross a reported $200 million this year alone.
We're told the actual expenses associated with the business are relatively low. A straight 45% cut of $200 million totals a whopping $90 million. Industry sources tell TMZ ... expenses would not exceed $10 million.
So ... we're no mathematicians, but 45% of $190 million is $85.5 MILLION FREAKING DOLLARS.
To put this in context ... according to Forbes, Kim made $28 million last year.
As you know ... the game is all about becoming a virtual celebrity, but it costs real money to buy your way to the top.
Now the bad news for Kim. We're told she has to pay her agent, Uncle Sam and, of course, Kris.
'Clean House NY' Sued
They Wrecked My Unit
And Stuck Me with Taxes
7/14/2014 12:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Clean House New York" screwed over a person they pretended to help ... by sticking him with the income tax bill on his remodel ... so claims the man who also said the show wrecked his pad.
Paul McClure appeared on CHNY in 2011 after his mother died ... leaving him with a lot of clutter. He says the show offered to redesign his Manhattan pad and remove all the junk.
But McClure says the 'Clean House' crew promised not to make any structural changes but they knocked down a wall, damaged furniture, and made shoddy repairs ... according to his lawsuit. He also claims they got rid of an expensive rug, some vintage doors and stuff with sentimental value.
McClure says he was told Uncle Sam is entitled to taxes on the value of the remodel but the show promised to foot the bill. McClure says the show only paid part, so he's pissed.
McClure is suing for $300K minimum.
Yung Joc's Wife
Keep Your Sidepiece
I'm OUTTA Here!!
7/14/2014 8:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The wife of "Love and Hip Hop" star Yung Joc must have finally reached her tolerance level of watching her hubby and his sidepiece on TV ... so she's pulling the plug on their marriage.
Alexandria Robinson filed to divorce the 31-year-old rapper. They were high school sweethearts and have been married for 13 years. They have 3 kids.
Alexandria acknowledges in her docs ... she and Joc have been separated since Feb. 2012.
She wants the works -- spousal and child support. She says she only pulls in $1,875 a month. But she's banking on getting royalties from his music publishing rights.
Not surprisingly, Alexandria cites adultery as grounds for the divorce.
Joc's been carrying on a high profile relationship with Karlie Redd on "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta." They live together on the show. And get this ... the GF gets really pissed off when she suspected he cheated on her.