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Ozzy Osbourne Suing AEG You're Making Me a Slave to Staples

3/21/2018 2:37 PM PDT

Ozzy Osbourne is suing AEG, claiming the entertainment group is essentially blackmailing him to perform at the Staples Center ... or else.

Ozzy is scheduled to perform at the O2 Arena in London, but AEG has a giant string attached ... they won't let him play the O2 unless he also performs at Staples in L.A.

Ozzy feels this is effectively a violation of the antitrust laws, which prohibit businesses from gaining a stranglehold on customers. 

Osbourne has set his sights on the newly refurbished Forum in nearby Inglewood ... not so much because he's set on performing there, but because he wants a bidding war between Staples and The Forum so he can line his pockets with more money.

According to his agreement with AEG, if Ozzy performs anywhere within a 25-mile radius of L.A. he MUST perform at Staples, and that takes away his leverage. As for the O2 Arena ... the only way he can play there is if he plays ball with AEG in Los Angeles.   

The lawsuit includes an email from Sharon Osbourne to AEG, saying, "Shame on AEG for bringing artists into a power struggle that you're having with your competition, Live Nation."

Ozzy wants a judge to invalidate the provision in his contract that forces him to perform at Staples.


XXXTentacion Can I Get Off House Arrest, Judge'?' I Gotta Tour to 'Stay Afloat'!

3/21/2018 12:13 PM PDT

12:51 PM PT -- The judge just granted XXX's request, he's officially let off of house arrest. His attorney, David Bogenschutz, tells us XXX and his legal team are very pleased with the decision, and it was warranted based on his performance the last few months. David says, "Hopefully these are the first steps towards complete freedom."

The rapper will submit to monthly drug tests and report his travel.

XXXTentacion is pulling a DMX and asking a judge to let him off house arrest so he can make some cash ... TMZ has learned.

XXX's legal team filed docs, obtained by TMZ, asking a Florida court to remove the rapper's ankle monitor and let him out of the house so he can hit the road and make some touring money after his new record, "?" (the name of the album), hit the shelves last week.

As we reported ... XXX was placed under house arrest after being hit with 15 new felony charges for what prosecutors believe to be witness tampering by coercing his girlfriend into not testifying against him.

According to his attorneys, XXX is gonna be in dire straits financially if he isn't allowed to tour and reap the benefits of his latest work. As is the case with many in the music biz ... XXX insists artists make hardly any dough from the record sales themselves.

XXX's lawyers say he's willing to abide by the same probation terms he was subject to prior to the most recent charges in his domestic violence case ... namely, submitting a travel itinerary, submitting to drug and alcohol tests ... and checking in with a PO early and often.

Considering XXXTentacion "desperately requires" this touring income to "stay afloat" -- according to his team -- he might wanna look to DMX for some guidance. Well, partly ... we suppose.

Roger Daltrey Talkin' Bout My $1 Million Paycheck

3/21/2018 12:30 AM PDT

Roger Daltrey didn't have to headline a music festival to score a $1 million payday, he did it playing a rich dude's 60th birthday over the weekend in California instead.

The party was for Dr. Craig Flashner. If you're wondering how Flashner had the million to spare ... he owns about 500 nursing homes across the country.

The party was held Saturday at Flashner's home in Westlake Village, about an hour outside of L.A. We're told Daltrey accounted for the bulk of the party's $1.5 million price tag. 

The bash also featured Cirque du Soleil performers and fire eaters. It was all put together by David Weintraub's DWE and XO Bloom.

As for the song pick, Daltrey and Flashner couldn't have chosen a better Who song to duet on.

Tony Robbins Sued Emotions are Everything ... But You Gotta Pay for Fuel!!!

3/20/2018 6:09 PM PDT

3/21/18 -- A rep for Robbins tells TMZ ... he nor his companies "have no direct dealings or obligation to Associated Energy Group (AEG)." The rep goes on to say Robins and his companies are not aware of any pending legal claims against them on this matter.

Tony Robbins needs to get motivated -- to take care of the fuel bill for his private jet ... according to a new suit.

The famed life coach's company, Tony Robbins Productions Inc., is being sued by a jet fuel company called Associated Energy Group for allegedly failing to pay up for about $23,000 worth of fuel.

AEG's lawsuit is aimed at several private jet owners, including Robbins, who allegedly used a flight services company called Zetta ... which AEG claims stiffed it out of more than $200k in fuel.

According to the docs ... Robbins portion of that is $23k plus interest, and AEG is asking for attorney fees on top of that.

We reached out to Robbins ... no word back so far. 

Blac Chyna & BF Fri$ky Bu$ine$$

3/20/2018 9:52 AM PDT

Blac Chyna went on a shopping spree to satisfy her shoe fetish, but her 18-year-old BF didn't come away empty handed, either.

BC, who is 29, and Houston rapper YBN Almighty Jay hit up Saks Fifth Avenue Monday in Bev Hills ... and she beelined it for the women's shoe department to try on multiple pairs of glitzy kicks.

YBN kept busy, holding on to stacks o' cash -- but we don't know if it was his, or if he was just holding for her. He was definitely holding on to BC's famous ass, though. 

After some serious PDA, they hopped in BC's Ferrari with huge shopping bags in tow.


NFL Broadcaster Rich Eisen Peyton Manning's Totally Worth $10M ... 'Cause 'I Get Half!'

3/20/2018 6:19 AM PDT

Rich Eisen says Peyton Manning in the broadcast booth is worth whatever money networks wanna throw at him -- even if his price tag's $10 MIL ... or more!

We got Rich leaving Craig's in L.A. ... and the NFL Network star didn't balk at reports that Peyton could be in line for an 8-figure salary for calling "Thursday Night Football."

In fact, Eisen says Manning should bleed the fat cats dry ... 'cause if he cashes out, "I get half!"

FYI, Rich ain't a 'TNF' guy ... but can't blame a man for shooting his shot.

The Weinstein Company Files for Bankruptcy Voids Non-Disclosure Agreements

3/19/2018 8:23 PM PDT
Breaking News

Harvey Weinstein's The Weinstein Company has filed for bankruptcy after a wave of sexual misconduct allegations against the company's founder.

In a statement Monday, the company announced it has entered into a "stalking horse" agreement with Lantern Capital Partners out of Dallas. As part of its bankruptcy protection filing, Lantern has allegedly agreed to purchase The Weinstein Co. if the court approves.

Lantern's offer is reportedly between $300-$320 million.

The company also effectively voided all non-disclosure agreements with employees, stating their hopes that those agreements -- which were used "as a secret weapon to silence (Weinstein's) accusers" -- will not silence anyone anymore. They stated, "no one should be afraid to speak out or coerced to stay quiet. The Company thanks the courageous individuals who have already come forward."

As TMZ reported, TWC started to fall apart in October after several women -- including some Hollywood A-Listers -- came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

The allegations against Weinstein gave birth to the #MeToo and Time's Up movements. 

Weinstein has been the target of several criminal investigations across the country but has not yet been officially charged. 

The producer's been in Arizona getting treatment for a sex addiction.

Angie Everhart Divorce Hubby Down to Pay Spousal Support

3/19/2018 11:17 AM PDT

Angie Everhart and her estranged husband are on the same page for at least one part of their divorce ... and that's spousal support, and who's gonna pay it.

In new court docs filed by Carl Ferro, and obtained by TMZ ... Angie's ex checked the box signaling he's willing to pay the former SI Swimsuit model spousal support. When Angie filed for divorce, she checked the box indicating she wants him to pay spousal support.

One battle down.

Interestingly, Carl opted to file his response to Angie's divorce petition all by himself -- look, Ma ... no lawyers! We're guessing he can more than afford one, though. Carl founded Sunfare, a food delivery service.

As we first reported ... Angie filed divorce docs last month after about 4 years of marriage. She and Carl have no children together.

Britney Spears K-Fed's Making a Shameless Money Grab

3/19/2018 1:00 AM PDT

Britney Spears' dad, Jamie, is super upset at Kevin Federline, who called him pleading for more child support when, in fact, all he wants is to jump on her gravy train.

Sources connected to Britney tell TMZ, last Friday K-Fed called Jamie and said he was in a financial bind and wanted to talk about raising his child support. TMZ broke the story K-Fed has been pulling in $20k a month for child support for years, but he now says it's not enough.

We're told Jamie was suspicious and asked Kevin where the $20k was going, but Kevin hedged.

Our sources say, last week, Jamie got a letter from Kevin's lawyer, asking him if they could sit down and talk. They did indeed have a talk, and we're told the lawyer explained now that 12-year-old Sean and 11-year-old Jayden have gotten older, Kevin needed more than $20k.

We're told Jamie pressed again, asking what the kids needed that they weren't getting. We're told Kevin's lawyer wouldn't answer, but said his client needed the means to take care of the 2 kids at Britney's level. Jamie fired back ... Britney's taking care of the kids the way she always did -- nothing's changed.

Our sources say the lawyer repeatedly talked about Britney's recent successes -- particularly her sold-out Vegas shows -- saying she was making a lot more money. We're told Jamie kept pushing back, saying Britney's success has nothing to do with the needs of the children, and his daughter wasn't responsible for taking care of Kevin and his other families.

Britney has paid Kevin a fortune in various forms of support over the years. When they divorced in 2007, she cut him a check for $1.3 million and he got spousal support for several years and continues to get child support.

We're told Kevin and his lawyer never named a figure and never gave a single example of the children's unmet needs. 

'Black Panther' Actor Got a Grand a Day To Play Young Killmonger

3/18/2018 1:00 AM PDT

"Black Panther" is a smashing success and producers probably always knew it would be ... because they paid good money to a kid hardly even in the movie.

10-year-old Seth Carr -- who plays the child version of Michael B. Jordan's character Killmonger in the movie -- got paid $1,000 a day on set ... according to his contract obtained by TMZ.

It is unclear how many days young Seth worked on the film, but his guaranteed paycheck was at least $7,654 ... plus any future residuals.

Not bad at all for the few minutes of screen time.

Along with Young Killmonger, Carr is known for his roles on the shows "Bosch" and "Knight Squad" ... and also played Young Holt on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." 

'SIX' Star Kyle Schmid Hit by Burglars

3/18/2018 12:20 AM PDT

Kyle Schmid -- the actor who stars as a Navy SEAL team leader on the show, "SIX" -- got totally JACKED ... not in the way SEALs do, though he's feeling the pain.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Kyle's apartment in the L.A. area was burglarized. We're told Kyle came home and noticed the sliding door to his balcony was open ... leading cops to believe that was the point of entry.

Problem was ... the sliding door didn't trigger an alarm ... which allowed the perp to search the home and get away with around $30k worth of jewelry. We're told several other units in the same complex were hit that night. LAPD's now investigating.

As we've reported -- again and again and again -- the L.A. area has seen a rash of burglaries involving tons of celebs.

So far, no one's been nabbed in Kyle's burglary. 

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.

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