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'Wonder Woman' Star Gal Gadot Warner Bros., Look Out She Wants Way More than $300k

6/20/2017 8:06 AM PDT
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"Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot has a message for the studio that produced her mega-hit flick ... open your wallet -- wide.

Reports have surfaced Gadot made just $300,000 for each of the 3 movies she made with the studio -- "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," "Wonder Woman" and the yet-to-be-released "Justice League."

"Wonder Woman" has become the driver of the 2017 box office, pulling in $570 million worldwide in less than 3 weeks.

We're told the $300k is about right, but sources familiar with the negotiations tell TMZ she has "huge performance bonuses" for "Wonder Woman" and she will end up with many times the base salary.

We're also told Gadot is planning a "major renegotiation" of her deal for sequels ... something common when relatively unknown actors make bare bones deals but then hit it big.

Here's what we know about Hollywood ... she's going to be a very rich woman.

'Dance Moms' Teen Sued We Had a Deal, You Broke It ... Now It's Gonna Cost Ya!

6/19/2017 5:51 PM PDT
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Mackenzie's legal team says, "This is a frivolous lawsuit, which we intend to prove in a court of law. This is yet another example of a production company taking advantage of a young rising star.”Former "Dance Moms" star Mackenzie Ziegler is two-timing a music producer by bailing on performances and record sessions, and working with another producer on the side ... according to a lawsuit.

Kismet Music is going after 13-year-old Mackenzie and her mom, Melissa Gisoni ... saying they breached their 2014 deal.

In the docs, Kismet says when it signed Mackenzie -- who has more than a million YouTube followers -- she agreed to "deliver technically and commercially satisfactory records." In exchange, Kismet would try to secure a recording contract and distribution deal for her.

The producers say Mackenzie and her mom didn't seem to have any issues with the contract when they were cashing checks associated with music released under the deal -- but in 2016 something changed. According to the suit, Mackenzie started skipping recording sessions and meetings -- and when Kismet tried to contact her, at least 14 times ... radio silence.

Maddie Ziegler's kid sister is also working with another producer, a clear violation of her exclusivity deal with Kismet ... according to the suit.

Kismet is suing for 15% of Mackenzie's net profits under the deal.

Ice Cube I'll Give BIG3 Venue to Conor, Floyd ... If the Price Is Right

6/19/2017 7:46 AM PDT
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Ice Cube has a message for Conor and Floyd -- if you want the site, the money's gotta be right. 

The rap icon -- who also runs the BIG3 basketball league -- appeared on "Undisputed" on FS1 Monday morning to address the standoff over the T-Mobile Arena.

As we previously reported, McGregor and Mayweather have been promoting their August 26 fight at the T-Mobile Arena. Problem is, Cube already had the venue booked for the BIG3 championship game. 

But there's a solution -- cash.

Cube says he's absolutely willing to move if the MayMac people "do what they're supposed to do and make us happy."

The good news ... Cube says the two sides are talking. "I think we can get there."

Lionel Richie 'American Idol' Wants You To Join as Judge

6/19/2017 1:00 AM PDT
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"American Idol" has its sights set on judge #2 for the reboot ... and we're told it's Lionel Richie.

'A.I.' sources tell TMZ ... producers think Richie's legendary music career makes him a perfect pick ... credibility and a knack for honing in on what will become popular. Richie is also extremely outgoing, which makes for good TV.

We don't know if the 'A.I.' folks have formally reached out to Richie. We contacted Richie's people, but so far they're mum.  

The question ... how much can producers afford to pay Richie, or for that matter any judge who fills the vacant seats? They paid a queen's ransom to Katy Perry -- $25 million -- which essentially blew their intended judge's budget.

As we reported ... Ryan Seacrest is about to sign a deal to host the new version for somewhere between $10M and $15M.

Rich the Kid Celebrates New Deal With Quarter Mil of New Ice

6/19/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Rich the Kid has lived up to his name after a huge payday from his new record label, so he can afford to crank up his bling game.

The rapper hit up NYC Luxury for some fresh ice the day after signing his $2.5 million deal with Interscope. We're told he got a chain, a diamond Audemars Piguet watch and bracelet for $140k and has another chain being made with the "Rich Forever 3" album logo ... for north of $100k.

We got the Kid out in Midtown Manhattan showing off his new choker chain ... all 34 carats and 380 gold grams.

Ryan Seacrest He's Signing Multi-Million Dollar 'A.I.' Deal

6/17/2017 7:38 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ryan Seacrest will sign a rich deal to host the new version of "American Idol," but it's not nearly as rich as the one Katy Perry signed.

Our ABC sources tell TMZ ... the deal is expected to be signed this weekend. The sources say the network offered $10 mil, Seacrest wanted $15 mil and they compromised somewhere in between ... but closer to $10M than $15M.

TMZ broke the story ... Katy Perry snagged $25 million to appear as a judge on the show.  

We're told the network, along Fremantle and Core Media --  the show's producers -- have not picked the other 2 judges, but whoever it is they'll be relatively cheap ... because they have to be.

Danielle Bregoli I Got Porsche Plans ... License, Schmicense!

6/16/2017 11:06 AM PDT

Danielle Bregoli's too young to drive it, or even pronounce it -- but that's not stopping her from buying her first Porsche ... or so she says.

The "Cash Me Outside" girl was outside Catch in Weho Thursday night talking about how she'd spend the million bucks she's hoping to win from a lawsuit she filed against an app developer.

She immediately spit out the name of the whip she's clearly been eyeing. As for how a 14-year-old knows a damn thing about driving? Danielle and her mom revealed ... she already has road experience.

Terrifying thought ... if true.

Nate Diaz Don't Count On Conor-Diaz Rematch ... After Floyd Fight

6/15/2017 9:18 AM PDT
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Nate Diaz says he's not waiting around to fight Conor McGregor for a 3rd time -- but he's not exactly closing the door on it either. 

With McGregor tied up with Floyd for the next two months, many are wondering if the Irish superstar will ever return to MMA ... and who he'll fight if he gets back in the Octagon. 

So, when we saw Nate out in L.A. Wednesday night, we had to ask if he's down to complete their trilogy. 

"We'll see," Diaz told us ... "I've got a lot of stuff going on."

Obviously, a McGregor vs. Diaz rematch would be huge -- the first two fights were epic. Plus, Nate would undoubtedly get a massive paycheck.

Dana White has said he's reached out to both Nate and his brother Nick to book fights -- and neither guy will sign a contract. White says he's not sure either guy will ever fight in the UFC again. 

But if the price is right ....

Floyd Mayweather $300 Million Smile After Fight Announcement

6/15/2017 5:59 AM PDT
Breaking News

Floyd Mayweather stepped out in Hollywood Wednesday night ... as the RICHEST ATHLETE TO EVER WALK THE EARTH!

Hours after the big McGregor vs. Mayweather announcement, Floyd hit up the "All Eyez On Me" movie premiere in Westwood lookin' like a million bucks (times 300).

Mayweather spoke with our friend, Robert Littal at BSO, during the premiere -- and had a message for Conor and his fans. 

Floyd has said he expects to make between $200 and $300 million for the McGregor fight -- though he hasn't confirmed the terms of the deal yet. 

We spoke with Dana White who says Conor should rake in around $100 mil

Popcorn on Floyd, right?!


Big Boi Thanks, Golden State Warriors ... You Won Me $100k!!!

6/14/2017 6:59 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Here's somebody MORE happy than Kevin Durant's mom about the Warriors' NBA championship ... Big Boi, who says he won $100k betting on the Dubs.

We got the Outkast rap legend out at Bootsy Bellows in L.A. Tuesday night (sans Andre 3000, never see those guys together anymore) and wanted to know why he was rocking a Golden State lid.

FYI -- Big Boi is from Atlanta ... which is not anywhere near Oakland.

That's when Sir Lucious Left Foot broke it down for us ... saying he won big on the Finals ... like six figures big ... telling our guy the Warriors victory made him $100k!!

We only have one question ... WHO BET $100k AGAINST THE SUPERTEAM?!! And what's their contact info? We got bills.

Shannen Doherty Husband Settles Cancer Suit Against Ex-Managers

6/13/2017 7:29 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Shannen Doherty's husband appears to have scored a settlement in his suit against her ex-managers over her breast cancer diagnosis ... which makes the couple 2 for 2 in court.

Kurt Iswarienko requested to dismiss the entire case against Shannen's ex-management team -- Tanner Mainstain Glynn & Johnson ... according to new legal docs. This is typically a sure sign the parties reached a settlement, although there's no mention of a dollar amount.

We broke the story ... Kurt filed his own lawsuit in December on the heels of Shannen settling her $15 million suit. He claimed their sex life was ruined and the firm mismanaged his funds.

More good news for the couple -- Shannen revealed her cancer is in remission in April.

Judge Judy's Son Former D.A. Adam Levy Wins $150k And Apology in Defamation Case

6/13/2017 3:43 PM PDT

Judge Judy's son ended a 4 year long ordeal to clear his name in a defamation lawsuit against Putnam County's Sheriff.

Adam Levy, the former D.A. in Putnam County, NY, reached a settlement with Sheriff Don Smith that requires Smith to fork over $150k, and issue a full retraction for statements he made back in 2013.

Smith was investigating Alexandru Hossu for an alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl ... and accused then D.A. Levy of harboring Hossu, an illegal immigrant. He also insinuated that Levy used his power as D.A. to interfere with the investigation.

Smith had to issue a written apology in which he admits his statements were untrue -- "Mr. Hossu did not then reside at your home. He was arrested at another location where he then lived. I know that you did not interfere with the investigation of Mr. Hossu. Nor is there any evidence that you had any knowledge of Mr. Hossu's immigration status or were intentionally harboring an illegal alien."

Levy has said Smith went after him purely to push a political agenda.

No offense to Adam, but we think Judge Judy might have put it better -- "Don't piss on my leg and tell me it's raining!"

BTW ... Hossu, who was acquitted of the alleged rape, has since filed a $45 million lawsuit against Putnam County ... and that case is ongoing.

Kendall Jenner Mom Was Right ... I Gotta Get a New Home for Safety

6/13/2017 11:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kendall Jenner learned the hard way that you should always listen to mom ... she's looking for a new home after some super scary encounters with criminals.

We've learned Kendall wants out of the neighborhood after an alleged stalker followed her right up her driveway. She was also robbed blind by someone who got into her bedroom and took $200k in jewelry.

Kendall is clearly doing well for herself. She bought her current home a year ago, just above the Sunset Strip, for $6.5 million. She's now looking for homes with a much higher price point -- $15 MILLION! She's looking on the Westside of L.A. -- Bel Air and Bev Hills.

As we reported, Kris Jenner never wanted Kendall to buy the home she's in, because it's not gated and it's located in an area where lots of people show up late at night for after-parties following a night on the Strip.

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