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'80s Band Survivor

We Were Threatened With

Nuclear Annihilation!

11/18/2014 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1117_Survivor_getty'80s rockers Survivor think their 30-year-old hit "Eye of the Tiger" is still making bank on the Internet -- and they claim Sony's screwing them out of the dough ... and threatening to cut them off completely.

Two band members, Frank Sullivan III and James Peterik, say the record label's been licensing their music to digital services like iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify ... without giving the band its fair share of the royalties.

Sullivan and Peterik say they bitched to Sony about this for years, until execs finally threatened to exercise "the nuclear option" ... which the suit describes as removing ALL Survivor songs from digital services.

Translation: Keep talking and you'll REALLY be screwed!

Survivor's response is to sue -- they want a judge to order Sony to pay up.

Solange Knowles

Wedding Day Hives

Make for a Bumpy Night

11/17/2014 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

111714_tv_solange_knowles_launchSolange Knowles sure looked great at her New Orleans wedding, but some sort of severe food allergy made her break out in HIVES after the reception. 

And just when ya think she can't catch a break -- her ole elevator mates, Beyoncé and Jay Z, show up to save the day!


I'm Under Attack

... By My Face!!!!!

11/17/2014 6:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1116-solange-knowles-beyonce-jay-z-akmgsiSolange Knowles looked great during her wedding, but after the reception she broke out in hives ... and by process of elimination, she's either allergic to shrimp, or Jay Z.

It doesn't seem to be a case of nerves ... Beyonce's sister's face appeared smooth and radiant in the wedding photos ... but after the reception -- when she got in a car with Jigga -- all hell broke loose on her face.

According to our sources, Solange suffered some kind of food allergy, though she isn't sure what it was from. We're told the hives were gone in a matter of minutes.

Solange got hitched in New Orleans Sunday -- she married music video director Alan Ferguson.




Jack & Jack

Vine Rap Stars Upstaged By Matt

During Fan CRUSH [Video]

11/17/2014 9:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Matthew Espinosa Jack and Jack FansPop rap duo Jack and Jack were at the center of an insane scene at LAX -- hundreds of their 6 million social media followers flocked to the airport -- but much of the crowd was really obsessed ... with their famous friend.

You've gotta see the J&J fans losing their minds -- tears were shed as they made their way through the crazed pack of tweener girls. But the most surprising part is a majority of the girls were screaming for the Jacks' BFF ... a dude named Matthew Espinosa.

Matt's pretty popular in his own right -- over 4 million followers -- but based on this video ... it looks like he's coming for Jack and Jack's crown.

For the older set, this is like Beatlemania ... for Pete Best (Google it, young people).

Dropkick Murphys

Cancel Concert After

Tour Bus Kills Pedestrian

11/17/2014 6:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1116-dropkick-murphys-getty-01The Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys cancelled a concert in Tulsa scheduled for Sunday night after their tour bus struck and killed a pedestrian very early that morning.

The band was headed from San Antonio to the airport in Dallas when they say someone ran onto the highway and in front of their tour bus. The band says cops told them they suspect it was a suicide. 

With their tour bus too damaged to continue on, and the bus driver severely shaken up, they tried to find other ways to Tulsa in order to make the gig ... but came up short.

A makeup date has yet to be announced.

Kid Ink

My Vegas Arrest Was a Bargain

11/17/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kid Ink Arrest
Getting arrested in a Las Vegas nightclub probably SAVED rapper Kid Ink big money -- 'cause he just paid a measly $120 to make the whole mess go away.

As we first told you -- Ink was arrested for disturbing the peace at 1OAK nightclub back in August when he and a female friend tangled with security guards. But the rapper struck a deal with prosecutors to pay the dirt cheap fee ... and in return they dropped the case. 

Think about it -- $120 is less than 5 minimum bets at a $25 blackjack table ... less than buying a round of drinks for you and 5 friends ... and several hundred bucks less than bottle service in a club.

Now you know how to win money on the Strip.


Ex-MTV Star Ed Lover

ESPN Stole 'C'Mon Man' From Me

[ESPN Says BS]

11/17/2014 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1112-ed-lover-espn-logo-tmz-5First Tosh ... now Ed Lover is accusing ESPN of ripping off a signature bit -- with the former "Yo! MTV Raps" host telling TMZ Sports HE originated the famous "C'mon Man" segment ... but ESPN says he's full of crap.

Lover -- who used to host a popular radio show in NY -- says one of his signature segments was called "C'mon Son" ... where he'd call out celebs who screwed up and scream, "C'mon son!"

"I came up with an original idea where I'd get at celebrities when they messed up, I had everyone on there -- Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Beyonce, everyone -- and at the end I'd say, 'C'mon Son.'"

Ed claims after his segment got hot, ESPN added a segment to "Monday Night Countdown" called "C'mon Man!" where the on-air talent would call out athletes ... and scream, "C'mon man!"

"I was shocked when I saw that man," Lover says ... "They can't say they started it. It's just not original."

Lover says he seriously thought about taking legal action against the network, but one thing stopped him ... his granddaughter.

"They're owned by Disney, man. I wanna be able to take her to Disneyland and get on the rides an everything."

But a rep for ESPN is basically saying, "C'mon Ed!!" ... telling us the segment is "something Keyshawn Johnson and other ESPN analysts said to one another while watching games together, so we decided to make a segment using the phrase."

The rep adds, "That was the sole inspiration behind it."


Jay Z

Front and Center At

Solange's Wedding White Party

11/16/2014 12:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jay Z showed up to Solange's wedding Sunday in New Orleans breaking a cardinal rule ... but in this case there's an exception.

Hova and Beyonce arrived hours before the nuptials and Jay dressed to the nines in a fancy white tux. 

Wearing white to someone else's wedding is normally frowned upon ... the whole upstaging the bride thing. But when you look at the photos it appears the ceremony has an all-white theme.

Or maybe he's just trying to get revenge for the elevator fight.


Lifetime Deserves the Heat

For Crappy Aaliyah Biopic

11/16/2014 10:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

111614_timbaland_instagram_launch_v2 Timbaland clearly thinks Lifetime deserves every ounce of crap being flung their way for the Aaliyah biopic that premiered Saturday ... and during his attack on the network, no digital punches were pulled.

The rapper/producer went on a social media rampage last night urging people to boycott the "Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B"... using a slew of hilarious memes.

Once the movie was over -- Timbo had no problem gloating to fans who watched the flick anyway -- taunting them and the network with a funny video post.

Timbaland wasn't the only celebrity who had choice words for the movie ... DL Hughley also chimed in -- saying, "Aaliyah is the Soul Plane of Lifetime!"


Nipsey Hussle

Jeopardy Name Drop Was Cool

Trebek Gets a Hood Pass

11/16/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

111614_nipsey_hussle_launch_v3Rapper Nipsey Hussle says his name being dropped on "Jeopardy" was awesome ... and it may have earned Alex Trebek a hood pass.

For everyone under the age of 55 ... Trebek rattled off rap names for a category this week -- and it was hilarious ... especially "Boogaloo B."

Check out the video ... hood pass aside, the rapper is pretty clear on Trebek's chances of survival on the streets.

What is ... slim to none?


Jay Sean

'All Or Nothing' Is More Like Nothing

... For PO'd Producers

11/16/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jay Sean All Or Nothing Lawsuit

Jay Sean's hit album "All or Nothing" didn't happen magically -- so say the music producers who are going to war with Sean's label, Cash Money Records, claiming they were screwed out of a million dollars.

The lawsuit was filed by Orange Factory Music ... which claims it had a deal with Cash Money to produce Sean's huge 2009 single, "Down" -- and seven other songs.

The producers say it took 2 years before they finally saw a check -- for just $211K. They say they continued to get royalty statements for hundreds of thousands of dollars, but never got a check.

Orange Factory is going after Cash Money, not Sean -- for at least $1 million.

Daddy Yankee

I Coulda Been an MLB Star

... But I Got Shot

11/15/2014 11:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

111514_daddy_yankee_launchBefore he became an international music star, Daddy Yankee was a real-deal baseball prodigy ... until one bullet changed everything.

The reggaeton king was out in NYC last night and told us he had a shot with the Seattle Mariners back in the day ... when he played 3rd base.

But Yankee was shot in the hip during the peak of his baseball career -- and had to abandon his MLB dreams. Fortunately, things worked out and he became a megastar.

Yankee's not bitter about it -- even though the bullet is still lodged in his hip ... which can be a pain in the ass in airports.

Check out the clip.

Karrueche Tran

I Got a Baller House

Thank You Chris Brown

11/15/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Karrueche Tran Home Chris BrownIt pays to be Chris Brown's girlfriend, because Karrueche Tran now has enough Hollywood heat to rent a beautiful home in one of the hippest L.A. neighborhoods.

We're told Karrueche Tran is plunking down $4,600-a-month for a house in the heart of West Hollywood. The house is often adorned by Brown's various Lambos.

It seems like a hefty price to pay for someone with no full-time gig ... but she's been scoring some lucrative appearances at nightclubs recently -- thanks to Chris, of course.

The neighbors are cool with her and so far Chris hasn't acted up. But considering his history of not getting along with his neighbors -- see here and here -- that is subject to change.

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