Joining Forces with Gang Leaders
To Pay for Boy's Funeral
12/4/2013 12:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Rapper The Game is raising money to pay for the funeral of a 7-year-old boy killed during a shooting in L.A. this week -- a crime that's suspected to be gang-related -- and the irony ... Game tells TMZ, he's getting financial help from the city's top gang leaders.
Game called in to "TMZ Live" moments ago, explaining he heard about Talib Pecantte's death this morning on the news and decided he wanted to do something for the victim's family ... especially since it happened so close to Christmas.
Game tells us he's already raised $7,000 to help cover the boy's funeral expenses -- but the crazy part, Game says a huge chunk of that money is coming from top-ranking L.A. gang members ... rival gangs too ... Crips, Bloods, and Latin gangs alike.
Game says he doesn't have a goal in mind ... he's just gonna keep raising money until he can't raise any more. He also says he's speaking to rival gang leaders about instituting a cease-fire ... at least during the holidays.
It's not the first time Game's got involved in charity -- the guy has a seriously incredible track record of jumping in to help families in times of tragedy ... like when that 6-year-old was shot in September ... or the house fire in Ohio.
You're a Deadbeat
... Baby Mama Alleges
12/4/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Beyonce's father is a DEADBEAT DAD ... at least according to the mother of his 3-year-old son who claims Mathew Knowles has stiffed her out of $24k in child support, TMZ has learned.
According to California State records obtained by TMZ, Mathew missed TWO of the $12k monthly payments he's been ordered to pay to Alexsandra Wright.
Sources close to Wright says she's in a financial bind and needs the cash asap -- we're told she's even had to pull her son from school because she can't afford to pay for it.
As we've reported ... the legal battles between Knowles and Wright have been ugly. She claims Knowles sent a threatening email to her in 2011 ... warning "there's a price to pay" for hurting his family.
We reached out to Mathew for comment -- so far, no word back.
Eddie Murphy's Ex
Producers Stole My Idea for 'Hollywood Exes'
12/3/2013 6:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
One of Eddie Murphy's baby mamas is now suing over "Hollywood Exes" -- claiming she came up with the idea for the reality show back in 2008 and producers STOLE it from her ... then cast one of Eddie's OTHER exes in her place.
Tamara Johnson filed the lawsuit against producers Lynch-Dyson Entertainment, claiming she pitched an idea to Vernon Lynch in 2008 called "The Hollywood ExClub" about a group of celebrity baby mamas ... inspired by her own relationship with Eddie Murphy ... but the discussions went nowhere.
Then in 2011, Tamara says she got wind VH1 was making a show called "Hollywood Exes" -- produced by Lynch-Dyson -- which she claims was a complete rip-off of her idea.
The show eventually premiered in 2012, starring girls Tamara had in mind for her own show ... like Andrea Kelly. But the biggest slap in the face ... Eddie Murphy's other ex Nicole Murphy was cast instead of Tamara.
Tamara claims she contacted Lynch-Dyson many times about getting credit -- and money -- for her role in creating the show ... but she's been nothing but rebuffed.
She's now suing for at least $1 million. Calls to Lynch-Dyson weren't returned.
Sued by Frank Ocean's Cousin for
$3 Million Ass-Whupping
12/3/2013 4:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown is responsible for more than $3 million dollars in pain and suffering ... according to legal docs filed by Frank Ocean's cousin over that massive brawl outside a recording studio.
The docs were filed by Sha'Keir Duarte ... who claims one of Chris' goons put the hurtin' on him during the melee between Chris, Frank, and their posses in West Hollywood last January.
Duarte claims Brown's bodyguard brutalized him ... and in his court docs he itemizes his list of damages complete with price tags:
-$1,000,000 for pain, suffering and inconvenience
-$1,000,000 for emotional distress
-$1,000,000 for punitive damages
-plus, another $60K for medical expenses
As we previously reported ... Chris has filed a counter lawsuit against Duarte, accusing him of provoking the fight and attacking him with kicks and punches.
Accepts Olive Branch from Daddy
Thanks for the Wheels
12/3/2013 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Miley Cyrus ain’t exactly Hell’s Angels material … but she looked like a bad ass biker chick cruising through the mean streets of suburban Toluca Lake, CA on her sweet 3-wheel motorcycle.
As we reported ... the motorized tricycle was a gift from daddy ... Billy Ray dropped $24K on a 2013 Can Am Spyder with a customized paint job -- it's decorated with tiny M.C.'s all over it.
You can tell Miley wasn't exactly tearing up the streets -- the Spyder is no crotch rocket after all -- because the windshield is still splatter-free of bugs.
My Ex-GFs SCAMMED ME
I Hope They Choke to Death on Canned Turkey
12/3/2013 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Charlie Sheen is wishing DEATH upon two of his former "Angels" -- claiming they scammed him out of some serious cash ... and now he wants 'em to "fatally choke on a Vons can of pressed turkey."
TMZ has learned ... before Sheen started dating Brett Rossi, he ended his relationship with the trio of porn stars he had been with for the past several months -- Celeste Star, Jayme Langford and Jana Jordan.
Sources connected to Sheen tell us Charlie believes two of the three "angels" -- Jayme and Jana -- carried out a scheme to run up his credit card bill ... and when Charlie found out, he went ballistic.
In fact, when we reached out to Charlie about the situation -- he fired-off one of the most Sheen-ish statements of all time ... telling us, "I've observed more nobility and honor in the drifters I've run over and child molesters I spit on at Pelican Bay."
It gets worse -- and far more graphic -- at one point he says they're worse than "the cancer known as Brooke [Mueller]."
Check out the entire statement below ... it's epic.
Gets Offer on Brooke's House ...
But Could Cost Him $2 MILLION
11/30/2013 3:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Charlie Sheen is one step closer to kicking Brooke Mueller's ass out of the house he bought for her -- TMZ has learned a real estate firm wants to buy the pad, but at such a discount ... Charlie would have to be desperate. Oh wait, he is.
TMZ obtained a copy of the letter Dginger Group fired off to Sheen's people offering $2,599,000 for the house ... along with a guarantee to close the deal in less than 7 days.
As we previously reported ... Sheen told Brooke he wants her out NOW, and even sent her a letter saying he's aggressively trying to sell the place.
But here's the rub -- Charlie bought the house for around $4.8 mil ... which means he'd be taking a massive $2.2 million bath if he accepts the current offer.
Our sources say Sheen's willing to sell at a reduced rate, but this might be pushing it.
Question is: how badly, and how quickly, do you want Brooke gone, Charlie?
Hand Over The Guns, NOW!
11/30/2013 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Gucci Mane's got a problem with the United States government that goes beyond taxes -- it's like a bullet to the heart ... because Uncle Sam wants to take his Glock.
According to a federal indictment, the government wants Mane to surrender his 2 guns -- a 40 caliber Glock and a 45 caliber Taurus. They also want the ammo that goes with it.
As for why the government has a hard-on for Mane ... the rapper has 2 priors -- aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of more than 20 grams of pot.
The priors trigger a forfeiture. Trigger ... get it.
Makes STUPID Decision
Gets Ass Kicked In Court
11/29/2013 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lil Mama -- the rapper behind the song "Lip Gloss" -- just got destroyed in court ... after pulling one of the dumbest moves ever ... TMZ has learned.
Mama was sued by her lawyer -- a guy who specializes in intellectual property -- who claims he busted his butt to protect her rights to the name "Lil Mama." Kind of an important guy in her life.
Problem is, the lawyer claims he worked for Mama until 2011 ... but she stopped paying him in 2008. So, he did what lawyers do ... he took her ass to court.
In the end, the rapper (who also starred as Left Eye in the recent TLC movie on VH1 -- suffered an embarrassing and expensive defeat and was ordered to pony up roughly $18k for the bill, interest and other fees.
Moral of the story: don't stiff your lawyer ... idiot.
I'm Too Rich
to Dine and Ditch
11/28/2013 6:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ne-Yo has way too much money to stiff some restaurant on a bill ... despite accusations he bailed on a $800 tab in NYC last month ... the singer tells TMZ.
Ne-Yo was out at LAX last night when we asked about allegations he racked up an $800 bill with his friends at a West Village restaurant called Negril ... then skipped on the bill ... and tip.
Ne-Yo tells us, "Anybody that knows me knows that I don't have to dine and ditch ... $800, seriously?"
Crazier things have happened.
Lexus For Sale On eBay
It's Where Gisele Sat!
11/28/2013 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A guy selling a Lexus on eBay is banking on you paying more because Leo DiCaprio cavorted with Gisele Bundchen and other models in the whip.
A guy named Brian bought the 1999 Lexus GS 400 at a dealership. The paperwork showed Leo was the prior owner who turned it in after the lease expired.
Brian bought the car in 2001 with 18,000 miles. He's selling it today with 148,091 miles, and you can buy it now for $20,000.
So how can he command such a price? Brian tells TMZ ... the former service manager at the Beverly Hills dealership told him Gisele was a passenger in the car several times when Leo dropped it off for service.
In other words ... sniffing the seat comes at a premium.
Here's the bad news for Brian ... The stale scent of a woman doesn't command lots of cents -- top bid so far is $5,000.
Miss Universe Hopeful
Recruiter Wanted Oral Sex for Modeling Jobs
11/27/2013 5:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The Miss Universe Organization is rife with sexual predators and deviants who prey on unsuspecting young women ... so says a pageant hopeful who claims a recruiter tried to dupe her into sex in a parking lot.
Ashleigh Blake filed a suit today against MUO over her run-in with a guy she claims promised to land her modeling jobs and magazine covers. In the lawsuit ... Blake says she met him in his car in a Starbucks parking lot ... where he explained the terms of an "oral" contract (her double entendre, not ours).
Specifically ... Blake claims he wanted oral sex in exchange for fast-tracking her to the top of the modeling world.
In the docs, Blake says she burst into tears and ran from the car. She says she went to the cops ... and was told she couldn't file criminal charges because the recruiter didn't force her to perform the sex act.
So ... she's suing the Miss Universe Organization ... claiming it knowingly hires "scam artists" who lure naive women with false promises of modeling contracts and fame.
Blake's looking for at least $200K in damages.
We've reached out to the Miss Universe people ... but haven't heard back.