Lindsay Lohan had a run-in with Whitney Houston while performing her community service -- thing is, Whitney was dead.
Lindsay was working at the L.A. County Morgue in her probation violation case a few years back when she came in contact with Whitney's body ... so she tells the Telegraph to promote her upcoming London play. She mused, "It’s different for me than it would be for other people. Like, no one would really have to work at the morgue in LA and roll a body bag for Whitney Houston."
A quick check of the timeline shows Lindsay might not be making this one up. Houston passed away tragically on February 11, 2012 ... and Lindsay did her time at the morgue from October 2011 through March 2012.
It must have been like gazing into her future ...
Hologram Triggers Gun, Hitler Threats
9/15/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A feud over the Michael Jackson hologram triggered a war so fierce between 2 prominent men ... a judge has now ordered one of them to 86 his firearms and his Hitler pics.
You may recall the epic MJ hologram rolled out during this year's Billboard Music Awards. You almost didn't see it, because a mogul named Alki David went to court claiming a guy named John Textor stole the technology and asked the judge to block Textor from showcasing the hologram on the show.
The judge told David to pound sand, and that's where the craziness began.
According to legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- David went on a hate campaign against Textor, posting a pic of Hitler flipping off the camera on Instagram and tagging Textor. David also allegedly sent Textor death threats and allegedly tried extorting him with photos and illicit money transfers.
And most ominous ... David posted pics of himself holding a gun to a dog's head, which Textor says was a not-so-veiled threat to him.
Textor went to court this week with the help of legal pit bull Marty Singer, asking for a protective order and the judge agreed. David has been ordered to stop the harassment, stay clear of Textor and get rid of his guns and not get new ones.
David has also been ordered to remove the Hitler pics and the various threats from social media.
Shreds Ex-Fiancee Naya On New Track
9/15/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Big Sean is so damn happy Naya Rivera is out of his life, he rapped about it on his new single ... and the track is pretty vicious.
"I Don't F*** With You" is all about how infrequently Sean thinks about Naya after their nasty break-up ... even though the whole track is about her. So ... irony?
The song was produced by Kanye West -- and in the spirit of a good Yeezy rant -- Sean calls Naya a ho, a bird brain, and lays down the instant classic ... "I just dodged a bullet from a crazy bitch."
That's just a taste. Enjoy the rest ... especially if you're Lea Michele.
AWKWARD Video Surfaces of Wheelchair Mixup
9/14/2014 10:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
If you thought Kanye West refusing to perform until a wheelchair-bound concertgoer stood up sounded like an awkward scene ... wait till you watch the cringeworthy video.
As we previously reported ... the whole thing went down at the Qantas Credit Union Arena in Sydney, Australia Friday night -- and shortly after he stopped rapping, the crowd started booing the person in a wheelchair.
Kanye clearly meant well ... but it's hard to watch the video without feeling bad for Yeezy's fan.
For Covering Zeppelin/Baez Classic
9/14/2014 10:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Miley Cyrus already offended boomers across the country with her Beatles cover ... now, she's going a step further with a Led Zeppelin/Joan Baez classic -- and people are pissed.
Cyrus recorded "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" -- re-naming it "Baby, I'm Gonna Leave You" -- and posted it on Soundcloud Friday. Judging by the comments ... not well received.
-- "Further proof that Gene Simmons was right - rock is finally dead."
-- "Thank you for destroying my favorite Zeppelin song."
-- "When my dog farts it sounds better than this."
To be fair, some people did say they liked it -- so, we gotta ask ...
Iggy to Porn Co.
Use My Name and
I'll Screw You!
9/14/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Iggy Azalea's lawyers are throwing the kitchen sink at a major porn company ... now claiming Vivid will get its dirty corporate ass sued if it dares to market her alleged sex tape ... because the name "Iggy" can only be used by Iggy.
It seems a sex tape exists, even though her lawyers deny it. Initially they said it was a fabrication ... then said if it does exist she may have been a minor. The "sex partner" -- rapper Hefe Wine -- told TMZ Live Friday there is indeed a tape and she knew about it and consented. And he says she was NOT a minor ... he says he met her when she was 18.
Now Iggy's lawyers have fired off a letter to Vivid -- obtained By TMZ -- in which they say the name "Iggy" is gold ... protected by U.S. Trademark.
So maybe Vivid could market the tape this way -- STEAMY SEX TAPE, FEATURING SHMIGGY SHMEZELIA AND HEFE WINE!
Vivid is unimpressed, restating it's desire to market the tape.
BTW ... sources close to Iggy say she feels betrayed by her ex-BF.
9/13/2014 5:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Looks like Justin Bieber is done living the bachelor life ... he actually brought his girlfriend Selena Gomez to Las Vegas for the Floyd Mayweather fight -- and she's gonna meet his boxing BFF.
Sources close to Bieber tell us the couple hit up the Hard Rock pool party Saturday and Selena was spotted with friends in a picture posted on Shots.com. Bieber also posted a pic poolside.
We're told Selena and Floyd have surprisingly never met -- Biebs usually rolls to Vegas with his boys -- but he plans to introduce the two after the fight.
Normally Lil Wayne and J.B. walk Floyd to the ring ... but Weezy is on tour -- so right now it's looking like Wiz Khalifa will be taking his place.
Jay Z Hints ...
9/14/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jay Z may have dropped a HUGE pregnancy bombshell re: Beyonce during their concert Friday in Paris ... alternatively he's trying to drum up more publicity for their tour.
The first couple of hip hop were in France for their "On the Run" tour and during Hova's song "Beach is Better" he changed one key lyric that has the internet stirring.
According to an Instagram video which first appeared on Vibe -- we tried our best to hear for ourselves but it's tough -- Jay Z allegedly says "pregnant with another one" instead of "I replace it with another one."
Wonder if Aunt Solange will be in the delivery room.
'Love & Hip Hop: Hwood' Star
I'm Going Bulletproof
Rap Game is Too Deadly
9/14/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hip hop producer Mally Mall is pimping his sick ride -- not for style, but for safety -- bulletproofing his Maybach because he tells us there's way too much shooting in the biz these days.
The new "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" cast member says he sent his custom whip to Richie Rich at West Coast Customs for what you might call the POTUS treatment -- full bulletproofing AND bombproofing.
Mall says the windows all have double-pane glass (with the holes to return fire if needed) -- and the frame is layered with steel plates. He says the vehicle virtually indestructible now ... though we'd love to see who was dumb brave enough to test it.
As we first told you ... Mally helped squash the Drake-Chris Brown beef -- but he says recent shootings involving Suge Knight and Chris Brown, and backstage at Wiz Khalifa's show ... made him think it's time for security upgrades.
Carpooling with African wild cats doesn't hurt either.
Dad Sues Russell Simmons
9/14/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Frank Ocean's father just slapped hip hop mogul Russell Simmons with a $142 million lawsuit for calling him a deadbeat dad.
Calvin Cooksey -- who hasn't been part of Ocean's life since his son was 5 -- says he's been unfairly portrayed as a horrible father on Simmons' website, Global Grind.
In his lawsuit, Cooksey goes on the attack -- saying he wasn't allowed to be a father to Frank because his "Money Grubbing mother" moved, and hid the boy from him.
Cooksey says Simmons published lies about him without checking facts -- and worst of all ... never bothered to use his actual name in the posts about Ocean's father. Translation: at least defame me by using my proper name!
Cooksey is suing for loss of future income -- he describes himself as a singer, writer and inventor -- and thinks the $142 million should just about cover it.
We reached out to Russell, but no word back yet.
Forget My Weird Butt
Check Out My Underboob!
9/13/2014 12:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nicki Minaj attempted to erase the bizarre butt cheeks image Friday night in France ... by flashing a whole lotta underboob.
Minaj hit up Club 79 in Paris after a surprise appearance at Beyonce's concert ... and it was clear the singer was trying her best to distract the attention away from her ass ... for once.
In case you missed it ... N.M. performed at the "Fashion Rocks" event Tuesday in NYC and during the gig photogs snapped an awkward shot of her glutes.
Tells Wheelchair-Bound Concertgoer ...
Stand Up or I'm Not Rapping!
9/13/2014 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West refused to continue performing Friday night at his Australian concert until someone in the crowd stood up with everyone else ... problem is, the person was in a wheelchair.
Kanye was playing a gig at the Qantas Credit Union Arena in Sydney when he stopped rapping mid-song ... ordering the crowd to get on their feet before he'd continue.
An eyewitness told the Daily Mail Australia that Kanye said, "I can't do this show until everybody stand up. Unless you got a handicap pass and you get special parking and s**t."
One person in the crowd waved their prosthetic leg in the air and Kanye said they could sit.
Shortly after Kanye spotted another person in the crowd sitting down and once again stopped the show -- then sent one of his employees into the crowd to make sure the person was handicap.
Once the hired gun confirmed the disability ... Kanye said "it's fine" and rapped on.
As you may recall ... Kanye gifted his microphone to a wheelchair-bound concertgoer earlier this summer -- so it doesn't appear like he's got any issue with the disabled.
We also spoke with someone in the crowd ... and they say Kanye clearly didn't mean to offend -- the whole thing is just being blown out of proportion.
Iggy Azalea Sex Tape
Guy in the Vid Says It's Legit
And Iggy Was Legal
9/12/2014 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Iggy Azalea's alleged partner in a sex tape says the video is absolutely real, and Iggy was absolutely NOT underage when it went down.
Houston rapper Hefe Wine is confirming he's the one in the video being shopped to Vivid Entertainment honcho Steven Hirsch. TMZ broke the story ... Iggy's camp says she never consented to the video being shot and she might have been under 18 at the time.
But Hefe says he didn't even meet Iggy until her 18th birthday. He adds, Iggy is "100% fully aware" of the fact they shot the sex tape.
He denies sending the sex clip to Vivid, saying his computer was stolen a couple months ago -- but also makes it clear he's interested in cutting a deal for the video to be released. He shouldn't hold his breath -- Iggy would have to sign off too, and that seems very unlikely right now.
The rapper claims he's still tight with Iggy -- and to prove it ... he says he's about to put out a new single featuring her.
Hefe called into TMZ Live to talk about how much cash it would take for him to sign off on the tape.