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Fabolous '90s Flashback With Diddy and Faith

11/19/2015 4:16 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Fabolous took it way back to the '90s for his 38th birthday party by celebrating with his pals ... who also happened to crank out huge hits from that era.

Faith Evans, 112 and Diddy -- who, of course, teamed up in '97 for "I'll Be Missing You" -- were all on the guest list ... and Diddy even got on the mic for a hip-hop take on "Happy Birthday."

Ty Dolla SignSwizz Beatz and many more celebs got onstage before the night was over. F-A-B's clearly got a thang for the 90s, since he went with the same theme last year on his bday. 

Tyga Judge Says He Stiffed Dancer Real Bad

11/19/2015 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Tyga just got schooled by a judge for not living up to his word when he promised to pay one of his dancers tens of thousands of dollars ... and it's more evidence his finances may be smoke and mirrors.

Allison Brown had sued Tyga, claiming she was plied with alcohol during a Tyga music video shoot and "coerced" to remove her top. She claims one of the men on set -- not Tyga -- grabbed one of her breasts during the shoot. She sued Tyga for sexual battery since he was in charge.

Allison and Tyga settled for around $50k, but he apparently only paid around half, so a judge just made it official and ordered him to pay the balance -- $25k plus more than $16k in lawyer's fees.

It's the latest judgment Tyga faces ... he has an outstanding tax lien totaling more than $19k, allegedly owes his landlord a fortune and Uncle Sam is knocking at his door.


Blake Shelton Lackluster Emotion for Gwen 'Relationship'

11/19/2015 6:34 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Blake Shelton does not sound like a man head over heels in love these days.

The country star was heading into a studio Wednesday when the photog asked about his relationship with Gwen.

Listen closely. He qualifies his answer with the always dreaded word "friends."

Some people thought it was true love. Some thought it was a quickie rebound. And some thought it was a sweeps ploy. BTW, sweeps ends next week

Hinder 3 Injured in Bus Crash, Dog Saved

11/19/2015 7:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1119-hinder-accident-twitterAlt-rockers Hinder were involved in a gnarly tour bus crash Wednesday that sent 3 from their crew to the hospital and a search and rescue out for the tour bus driver's beloved service dog, Cuzco.

The band were traveling to their gig in Charlotte, N.C. when their bus slammed into a semi-truck on a stretch of highway outside of Cookeville, TN. The band's bass player, Mike, and lighting guy, Clint, both suffered broken ribs. The tour bus driver was transferred to a Nashville hospital for surgery.

1119-subasset-hinder-dog-facebookThe band put out an APB on their Facebook page following the crash for the driver's Australian Shepherd Cuzco ... who went missing after the collision. Cuzco has since been found uninjured.

The band's show in Charlotte tonight has been cancelled.

Cameron Diaz and Nicole Richie Sisters/Wives Plant Family Roots

11/19/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1118_cameron-diaz-nicole-richie_plant_shopping_launchCameron Diaz and Nicole Richie are defying that old adage about in-laws -- these sisters by marriage not only get along ... they're taking on household chores together.

Joel and Benji Madden's typically glam wives dressed down and busted out their green thumbs and went shopping for plants together at a Culver City, CA nursery this week. We're told they're both looking to overhaul their respective backyards, and had consulting sessions with landscapers. It's Hollywood, after all.

It's all sunshine and rainbows ... until they both wanna host Thanksgiving.

Cameron's got the reach, but Nicole looks scrappy.

Mike Huckabee Sued You Gotta Pay to Get the 'Eye of the Tiger'

11/18/2015 10:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Mike Huckabee's rally for Kim Davis could end up costing him dearly because "Eye of the Tiger" was blaring during the event ... and the songwriter is so pissed he's filed a lawsuit.

Publishing company Rude Music Inc. filed the suit against "Huckabee for President." You'll recall ... Huckabee helped organize a September rally for the county clerk who refused to grant marriage licenses to gay couples. She triumphantly walked onstage to the Survivor hit song and theme from "Rocky III."

Rude Music says Huckabee's campaign should've known better than to use its song without permission -- because during his 2008 presidential campaign the rock band Boston reportedly warned Huckabee staffers about using "More Than a Feeling." 

"Eye of the Tiger" was co-written by Frank Sullivan, a Survivor guitarist ... who owns Rude Music. He wants Huckabee to stop using the song, which shouldn't be a problem since Davis rallies have long since ended. But he also wants money for damages. 

Dr. Dre TV Show Claims He's Father of Autistic Man ... Dre Calls BS

11/18/2015 10:37 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1118-dr-dre-tmz-01One of the stars of "Selling It In the ATL" is about to go on the air and all but say Dr. Dre is the father of her son, but we're told Dre has proof positive he's not.

Fact is ... we're told Dre did indeed have a relationship with Gwen Boyd Moss, now an Atlanta real estate agent featured on the WeTV show. Back in the early '90s she gave birth to a son, named him Justin Young (Dre's real name is Andre Young) and informed Dre he's the daddy.

We're told Dre actually began paying Gwen child support and did so for years. But in 1998 Dre got a new lawyer, who asked him why he was convinced he was Justin's dad. Dre said he just assumed he was, but the lawyer insisted he get a DNA test.


We're told Dre actually got 2 tests, which show he is NOT the father.  A judge ruled Dre was not the dad so Dre stopped paying child support. 

Apparently it did not go over well with Gwen. She raised Justin, who is autistic, and continues to care for him. He's now 20. 

We're told WeTV is about to air an episode in which Gwen reveals the name of Justin's dad, but it's bleeped -- we're told for legal reasons. Anyone watching will be able to connect the dots, because Gwen talks about various businesses in which Dre is involved.

We're told Gwen believes the DNA tests were doctored and is adamant Dre is the father.


ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons David Letterman's Got Beard ... And Knows How To Use It

11/18/2015 9:09 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

David Letterman just got the highest beard praise possible ... because it came from ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons.

We caught Gibbons at LAX and asked him to rate Letterman's scruff on a scale from 1 to 10. The bearded legend, who's been rocking his own face piece since the late '70s ... gave us an honest assessment of Dave's. 

Check it out ... Billy doesn't think Letterman quite has what it takes to pull off Ol' St. Nick just yet -- but he might wanna pick up a few guitar chords. Ya never know ...  


Carly Simon Warren Beatty's Just ONE Of My 'So Vain' Guys

11/18/2015 6:39 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1118-carly-simon-warren-getty-04Carly Simon finally revealed one of the biggest musical mysteries -- who the hell is "so vain" -- but she also created 2 NEW mysteries in the process.

The singer confirmed legendary Hollywood swordsman Warren Beatty IS indeed the guy "who had her years ago" in her most famous song, "You're So Vain." Beatty was long rumored to be the subject of the 1972 hit, and with his stats ... it kinda figures.

But Carly told People she was only singing about Warren in the 2nd verse ... while verses 1 and 3 are about two other guys!

So, we still don't know who walked into the party with an apricot scarf -- or whose horse naturally won at Saratoga. Still rumored to be in the running: a bunch of other old dudes.

Tom Jones I'm Sure I've Got African Roots

11/18/2015 6:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Tom Jones hasn't DNA'd himself yet to find out if he's part black, but he seems confident without scientific proof he's got some African blood in him.

We got Tom at LAX Tuesday and he gave us reasons as to why he's so confident.

Who knew music preferences were a marker. 

Eazy-E's Son Charlie Sheen Is Better Off Than My Dad

11/18/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Charlie Sheen's life with HIV will play out much differently for his family than it did for rap legend Eazy-E ... this according to Eazy's son and also ... science.

The late co-founder of N.W.A. died from AIDS in 1995 when Lil Eazy-E was only 10. Lil Eazy told us, he thinks Charlie is lucky because he will have a full life expectancy due to medical advancements. He points out there were no lifesaving treatments for HIV when his dad passed away.

Lil added, there are a lot of similarities between Sheen and his father -- mainly the fame, wealth and women that came with it. He says the biggest difference is Charlie will get to see his kids grow up.

He also believes Charlie's fame can bring HIV/AIDS awareness to a whole new audience

Justin Timberlake Drunk and In Charge You Lazy Paparazzi Bums!!!

11/17/2015 3:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Justin Timberlake was on his game -- his country game, his drinking game, and his trash talking game -- as he walked out of a Chris Stapleton concert in L.A. ... and the video is HILARIOUS!

Justin went to see his "Tennessee Whiskey" pal play the El Rey Theater Monday night, and it sounds like JT threw down a few during the show.

It's hysterical ... as photogs scramble to get shots of Justin leaving, he scolds them for being asleep at the wheel.

We love Country Justin.

Mad Decent Cruise Passengers We're Getting Screwed On Refunds

11/17/2015 3:22 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1117-mad-decent-boat-party-GETTY-01Passengers on the Mad Decent Boat Party had their trip altered when a woman jumped overboard last week -- and now many of them say the cruise company's ripping them off.

Most of the EDM lovers paid on average $1,000 for a ticket, but Norwegian Cruise Line and festival organizers promised refunds. Due to the tragedy, several DJ sets were nixed ... as well as the offshore excursion planned for Mexico. Only problem is ... that refund was a measly $57.47 according to several pissed off passengers.

Festival and cruise reps tells us it's simple math: $57.47 is the cost of the cancelled excursion plus port taxes. Everything else is nonrefundable. Some angry guests have taken to social media to demand way more dough ... despite the fact they still got a 4 day vacation at sea.

As for the lost woman ... not everyone's sympathetic. One passenger said, "I'm sorry about this one girl but there are thousands of us who didn't need to be punished ... we didn't get Mexico or most of what we were promised."

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