Katherine Jackson wants a do-over in her fight against AEG -- TMZ has learned, she just filed docs asking for a new trial ... after the jury ruled in favor of the concert promoters back in October.
As we reported, AEG emerged victorious after Katherine sued the company for wrongful death, claiming AEG negligently hired Dr. Conrad Murray to care for Michael Jackson before his "This Is It" concert tour ... the same doctor who was ultimately convicted of killing the singer with a fatal dose of Propofol.
Katherine has now filed legal docs looking for a second chance to convince a jury AEG is to blame for MJ's death ... claiming she didn't get a fair shot the first time around.
Katherine lists a bunch of reasons for her claim in the docs ... including jury misconduct, new evidence, and general procedural errors.
A judge has yet to rule on Katherine's request ... but she's definitely facing an uphill battle.
Feeling Good About Ecstasy Case
'The Darkest Part Is Over'
12/3/2013 2:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
CeeLo Green sounds optimistic about the felony drug case he's currently facing ... telling TMZ, "The darkest part is over."
"The Voice" judge -- who stands accused of giving a woman ecstasy last year -- was rolling out of LAX when he gave us the lowdown on his court case.
Green's got a preliminary hearing scheduled for next month, but he says it's pretty much all formalities from here out ... and he's hoping things will work out in the end.
Drugs? What Drugs?
12/3/2013 12:44 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Riff Raff was just given a gift courtesy of the D.A. in Greensboro, NC ... TMZ has learned his drug case has gone away.
We broke the story ... the rapper was popped back in August when cops saw his car stopped in the middle of a street at 2:30 AM. A search allegedly turned up some weed, drug paraphernalia and an open container of alcohol.
But despite what seemed to be strong evidence, the D.A.'s office ultimately didn't believe they had enough to get a conviction. And, since this is the season for giving, the D.A. gave him a break ... and dismissed the case entirely.
Score one for Riff Raff.
So Long Trophy Wife ...
Husband Files for Divorce
12/3/2013 11:41 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Trophy Wife" star Malin Akerman is on the fast track to becoming a Trophy Divorcee -- TMZ has learned, her husband has filed for divorce.
Roberto Zincone filed the docs in L.A. the day before Thanksgiving.
The couple announced they were separating just one day prior -- a mere 7 months after Malin gave birth to their son Sebastian -- and immediately, everyone assumed Malin would be the one filing the papers because ... let's face it, she's the hot one.
So the fact that Roberto filed is pretty shocking.
Malin and Roberto -- who played the drums in Malin's old band The Petalstones -- got married in 2007 in Italy ... but now, finito.
Tribute to Paul Walker at Dallas Concert
12/3/2013 10:36 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The death of Paul Walker has struck a chord with rapper Flo Rida ... who took a moment during his live concert in Dallas last night to pay tribute to the late actor ... and TMZ has the footage.
Flo was performing at the Jingle Ball concert when he started to get emotional about Walker -- saying, "He was a rider himself ... much love, god bless your family and yourself, Paul Walker."
It's unclear if the two were friends or if Flo was just a big fan. Either way ... nice moment.
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.
I Wrote This Song for Paul Walker
'I Thought We Had Another Day to Smile'
12/2/2013 11:04 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
RZA -- the leader of the Wu-Tang Clan -- paid tribute to his friend and former movie co-star Paul Walker with a new song ... and it's incredibly emotional.
RZA -- who worked with Paul on a film called "Brick Mansion" -- posted the tribute song called "Destiny Bends" online Sunday night ... and says he wrote it with singer Will Wells after hearing the tragic death news.
In the song, performed by Wells, RZA reflects on the time they shared together and thanks Paul for his friendship.
"On that highway to Heaven, you will drive in the wind and surf in the seas .. oh how can this be?"
RZA says he made the tribute because, "Millions of people get to know an artist or movie star through their work, but few are allowed to cross each others' paths and see through the veil of stardom and find the common denominator that we share."
He adds, "As all physical things will decay and wither away, film, art, and music remain longer than the vessel that delivered them. In this vein, the one thing we can't take away or give back is time."
The Wanted's Max George
My Hot GF's Got Crack Problems
12/2/2013 6:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Max George's girlfriend is truly a multi-tasker ... she can PDA and pick the thong out of her ass AT THE SAME TIME!!!!
Max -- the guy from The Wanted who once banged Lindsay Lohan -- took his hot model GF Nina Agdal to a beach vacation in the Bahamas ... where they galavanted around with their ridiculously attractive tan bodies.
They spearfished ... they yachted ... they boozed -- and most importantly, they documented almost the entire thing on camera so everyone could follow their half-naked vacay.
Sharing is caring.
Kanye's Boycott Is Misdirected
'I Didn't Even Know We Were Mad'
12/2/2013 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Katt Williams says if Kanye West's going to throw his weight around ... he could do something a lot more important than boycotting a pricey fashion designer.
We talked to Katt at LAX and asked him about Kanye's mission ... to boycott Louis Vuitton because he was snubbed by the company's leaders.
Katt told us, "I would hope that's not what we use all that black power for" ... and said he didn't realize people were all that mad at LV in the first place.
So, bottom line ... will Katt support Kanye's boycott of LV? Wait 'til you hear his answer. He even demonstrates with props.
Save America's Libraries
So the Homeless Can Masturbate Somewhere
12/1/2013 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Libraries might be outdated with their ridiculous books made of paper ... but they still make great masturbation stations for the homeless ... this according to rapper Fabolous.
Fab was boarding a flight at LAX this week ... so we obviously had to ask his opinion on America's struggling libraries ... and the rapper made a solid argument for their place in the digital age.
Sure, real books are useless now ... but if we tear down the libraries, Fab says "where else are the homeless gonna get to j**k off at, man?"
I Got America Tatted on My Canadian Bod
11/30/2013 11:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber didn't let his Canadianness get in the way of a bad ass tattoo ... 'cause the singer just got a symbol of American pride inked on his body.
Bieb got the ink job done after a concert last night in Sydney, Australia ... opting for an eagle tattoo on his left shoulder.
The singer posted photos of the session -- and we're no ornithologists, but best we can tell ... it's a bald eagle.
Sooo ... the USA just gave Biebs the bird?
DRINKING WHILE DRIVING
And Cops Say It's Legal
11/30/2013 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Country music superstar Luke Bryan -- the guy behind the hit "That's My Kind Of Night" -- slammed a beer WHILE driving his truck back in July ... but cops say he did NOTHING wrong.
The incident went down on Luke's private ranch in Tennessee -- Luke can be seen chugging a can of Busch ... the brew that's "as smooth as it's name."
But according to the Knoxville Police Department, Luke was within his legal right -- 'cause in TN, it's perfectly OK to booze while operating a motor vehicle AS LONG as it's on private property.
So, while it might not be the safest thing to do -- it definitely ain't illegal.
Still, kids -- don't drink and drive.
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.