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Courtney Love

Fake Nirvana Song Is So Bad It's A Crime ...

2/27/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Courtney Love Nirvana New SongCourtney Love hates Nirvana's latest release because it's not theirs ... there's no way it's Kurt Cobain singing -- and she's siccing her lawyers on whoever's responsible for the fake song. 

Sources tell TMZ ... Love caught wind of the tune -- which was uploaded to YouTube last week -- and with the help of a real Nirvana member ... confirmed it was fake. Courtney is part owner of Cobain's music rights, and got YouTube to take down the song.

The people behind the fake jam claimed to have hacked Love's computer to uncover a rare track ... which Cobain never planned to release. We're told that whole story is also fake -- Courtney never had the song ... nor was she ever hacked.

Still, her lawyer Richard Dongell tells us Love is pissed off enough about the phony recording that she's working with law enforcement to track down the impostor. 

'American Idol' Josh Gracin

Nothing to Lose in Divorce ...

But Half His Music

2/27/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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It's a good thing "American Idol" Season 2 finalist Josh Gracin is a country singer -- he just got a ton of inspiration by losing half his music rights in his divorce ... which was just finalized.

According to divorce docs ... the exes divvied up their assets, and Ann Gracin is walking with a 50% stake in 24 songs Josh recorded during their 17-year marriage.

Josh will also shell out $1590/month in alimony, and $1436/month for child support. They have four kids -- and will share custody, but there's a complication. Each has a restraining order against the other, requiring them to stay at least 25 feet away.  

Interestingly, Ann was ordered to return Josh's Glock. As we reported ... Josh was placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold after posting an apparent suicide threat on Facebook last August. Ann filed divorce papers the next month.

Josh's next album should be interesting.

KoRn

Ex Drummer Sues Band

You Shucked Me!

2/26/2015 5:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0226-david-silveria-korn-facebook-getty-02David Silveria took a temporary break from drumming for KoRn -- and when he tried to rejoin the metal band, they turned him away ... so now he's suing.

According to the docs ... Silveria says his leave in 2006 was merely a hiatus, and he never gave up his ownership interest in KoRn. So, even though he wasn't jamming with 'em, he was still sharing the profits.

Silveria says when he was ready for his triumphant return in 2013, the other KoRn members -- Jonathan Davis, James Shaffer, Brian Welch, and Reggie Arvizu -- told him to kick rocks.

Silveria feels especially slighted because he claims Welch had taken a leave of absence, and was welcomed back with open arms.

Now, he's asking a judge to force the band to reveal how much cash they've made since he left -- so he can get his cut -- and then he wants to dissolve the partnership.  

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Rick Ross

I'm Still Gunning for Dolphins Ownership

2/26/2015 3:42 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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022615_rick_ross_launchRick Ross says he still wants to be Tha Boss of the Miami Dolphins ... telling TMZ Sports he "can't wait" for team officials to invite him to become a minority owner. 

As we previously reported, Ross met with the Dolphins last year -- and said he was willing and able to buy a piece of the team ... just like Serena Williams, Gloria Estefan and others. 

But the hold up is the Dolphins ... who ultimately decide which rich people they'll "invite" into the ownership group and when to invite them.

So, when we saw Ross out in NYC Wednesday night, we had to ask if he was still into the idea ... or if all of the waiting had turned him off. 

Check out the clip ... it's clear Ross is willing to be patient to get what he wants. 

BONUS -- Ross also screws with our photog ... and it's pretty funny. 

Justin Bieber

Back to the Hills

... Of Beverly, That Is [PHOTOS]

2/26/2015 2:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0226_justin_bieber_bev_hills_home_launchCall the moving trucks -- Justin Bieber's settling into ANOTHER new mansion ... and he'll once again be balling in Beverly Hills. 

Bieber just moved into the 5 bedroom, 6 bath crib that has a couple of things we know he loves -- sweeping city views and graffiti art. 

JB's still just renting ... the 6,000 sq-ft pad was listed at $35,000 per month! It's a major bargain over the $60K/month he was paying for the glass palace, near Bev Hills, that he moved into in December. 

As for the graffiti -- check out the gallery to see what's on Justin's walls. This is the 3rd home he's rented since moving out of the house he owned in Calabasas.

Rolling stones gather no moss.

Kid Rock

This One's for Pam

No Otter Way to See It [TMZ TV]

2/26/2015 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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022515_tv_tune_in_kidrock_launch_v5Kid Rock really loves otters when they come in the form of a jacket. Yeah, one a certain animal activist/ex-wife of his named Pamela Anderson might get pissed about this.

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Ed Sheeran

Album of the Year Leads to

Drunken Night of His Life

2/26/2015 8:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0226_ed_sheeran_brit_awards_party_photos_launch_2Ed Sheeran celebrated his Album of the Year win at the BRIT Awards by drinking ALL OF THE ALCOHOL IN LONDON ... or so it seems based on these crazy pics of his night.

Sheeran was spotted all over town Wednesday night -- first hitting up an after-party at Freemasons' Hall and then venturing to The Box Nightclub with Sam Smith.

They reportedly stayed out until 6 AM -- which is obvious from the look on Ed's face at the end of this gallery.

After winning his first award of the night, Sheeran told the show's hosts, "I've got to perform and then I'll drink. Don't film me later."

No film ... but the pics are awesome.

Jas Prince

You Only Get ONE Warning, Birdman

Pay Up My Drake Fee Now!

2/26/2015 7:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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022615_jas_prince_launchThe clock is ticking very loudly for Birdman -- because the guy who discovered Drake says he's done talking about the millions he's owed for hooking up Cash Money with Drizzy.

Jas Prince talked to us about the lawsuit he recently filed ... as he was leaving Mr. Chow in Bev Hills. We asked if there's been any progress with Birdman on the financial front, and it's clear he -- like Lil Wayne and Turk -- doesn't have much left to say about the debt.

Keep in mind ... it was Jas' dad, James Prince, who issued a very threatening "courtesy call" to Birdman.

Watch the vid -- sounds like the whole Prince family is getting impatient. 

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Famed Conductor G. Dudamel

My Job Ain't Easy!

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2/25/2015 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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022515_tv_tune_in_gustavo_launchWe got an absolute legend in the orchestra game -- Gustavo Dudamel, conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic ... and finally got to the bottom of that eternal question: What the hell is a conductor really doing with that teeny baton, anyway??!

School us, Gustavo!tmz-on-tv-3

Madonna

Violently Yanked to Ground

During Awards Show

2/25/2015 2:43 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Madonna was horse collared and yanked off a riser onto a stage feet below ... all at the hands of a backup dancer.

The singer was performing Wednesday night at the Brit Awards in London, wearing an Armani cape with her back to the audience. The plan was for the backup dancer to dramatically pull the cape off of her as she revealed a sparkly outfit.

But before the pull Madonna was supposed to untie the cape strap around her neck. It was tied too tight and before it could be undone the backup dancer did his thing, pulling Madonna backwards neck first onto the stage.

She took a minute to collect herself and then went on performing.

It's the first time in 20 years Madonna performed at the Brit Awards.   

Good bet it will take another 20 to get her back.

Matt Bellamy

Blurs Lines with Kate Look-Alike

2/25/2015 11:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0225-matt-bellamy-elle-evans-AKMGSI-01Matt Bellamy jumped from Kate Hudson to her doppelganger -- who starred in the "Blurred Lines" video -- but we've learned he's just friends with the leggy model/actress.

Her name is Elle Evans -- and you'd probably know her better with her clothes off ... as she was in the uncensored version of Robin Thicke's hit music vid. 

The Muse singer and Evans were photographed on Oscar night -- but sources close to the situation tell us it was no romantic dinner date. They were leaving Craig's with about 10-12 other friends. We're told Sunday was the first time they'd hung out together. 

Guess she's just a good girl ...

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Iggy Azalea

Nick Young's a Sleep Farter

2/25/2015 11:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Talk about committing a foul ... Iggy Azalea says her boyfriend Nick Young is a straight-up "sleep farter" ... and he's damn proud of it. 

Iggy was hangin' with "#TheCruzShow" on Power 106 when her Los Angeles Lakers boyfriend called in ... and the conversation turned to night flatulence. 

Don't worry, Nick defended his woman ... saying she's too much of a lady to sleep-fart. 

And just in case, Iggy says she tapes her b-hole when she goes to bed. 

#GoodLookinOut

There's more ... Iggy also talks about that sick '62 Impala she got Nick for Xmas -- and says there's a major Hollywood connection to the car. 

Beyonce

Lunch Date ...

With a Side of Boob

2/25/2015 7:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0225-beyonce-jay-z-x17Beyonce was bouncing all over L.A. ... because her tatas went commando while house hunting with Jay Z

Shopping for a new home can be liberating -- and it certainly was for Bey's girls ... which got some freedom and sunshine during a lunch break at Gracias Madre in West Hollywood.

As we've reported ... Jay & Beyonce have spent several months searching for the perfect L.A. house to purchase and make their West Coast HQ.

Just a feeling, but something's gonna open up for them soon. 

Flawless. 

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