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Marvin Gaye Son Rips 'Sexual Healing' Movie ... It's Hot Garbage

9/16/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0915-marvin-gaye-movie-poster-sexual-healing-01Marvin Gaye's son is ready to go to war again in court ... this time to shut down the release of a biopic about his father, which he calls pure trash.

Marvin Gaye III tells TMZ ... no one in his family is backing "Sexual Healing" -- the film music mogul Vassal Benford is producing.

Gaye III's got a lot of problems with what he's seen of the film. He says it's untrue, exploitative, with a ton of holes and worst of all ... doesn't "hold the vibe of my father."

He adds the family's attorney has already been contacted, and -- perhaps buoyed by their success in the "Blurred Lines" case -- they're confident the movie won't see the light of day.

As for Benford, he tells us it's full steam ahead, and several superstars will be involved in recording the soundtrack. He even bought a baller ring as a gift for himself ... to celebrate making the movie.

So, that's what's going on.



Charlie Wilson 'Star-Spangled Banner' at LAX ... No One Takes a Knee

9/15/2016 4:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

When you have a voice like Charlie Wilson and you're feeling patriotic ... you just let the National Anthem fly -- even in the middle of LAX.

When we saw The Gap Band singer ... dude just felt like singing, and launched into the "Star-Spangled Banner" in front of an audience lined up for TSA ... and it was, pardon the phrase ... outstanding. 

Unlike most NFL playing fields these days ... everyone stood, some even put hand over heart.

And speaking of the Kaepernick situation -- Charlie gave us his take, and he seems kinda on the fence.

Alice Cooper Johnny Depp Was Happy-Go-Lucky During Amber Feud

9/15/2016 3:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Johnny Depp flipped the switch on his legal war with Amber Heard -- fully blowing off the drama to focus on one thing ... being a rock star.

That's what Hollywood Vampires frontman Alice Cooper told us at LAX when we asked how their recent tour went down. Remember, their band hit the road right as Amber went public with the domestic violence accusations.

Check out the vid ... Alice tells us how Depp was able to keep it professional.

Well, as professional as a rock band can be while touring the world surrounded by hot chicks.


Bob Marley Songwriter Goes to 'War' for Jah ... Bob's Label Stiffed Me

9/15/2016 2:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0915-bob-marley-getty-01One of Bob Marley's BFFs is getting screwed out of money for 2 of the reggae star's iconic tracks ... according to the lawsuit he's filed to get cash for the heirs of rasta messiah Haile Selassie.

Allan Cole is suing Island, Universal and Tuff Gong music over the copyright on "War" and "Natty Dread." Cole was a Jamaican soccer star who reportedly managed Bob briefly, and says he co-wrote the songs in the '70s.

In the docs, Cole says he was promised a copyright credit, but only got props for co-writing the tracks. He says he noticed the mistake when he tried to transfer half his interest in "War" to the family of former Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I.

0915-Haile-Selassie-ethiopean-Emperor-GETTY-01Little background: The lyrics for "War" are lifted almost verbatim from a famous speech by Selassie ... who Rastafarians worship as Jah Rastafari. 

Cole is suing for his share of the copyright, profits from the songs and lawyers fees. 

"Now, everywhere is war ..."

Corey Feldman My Music's Legit ... And Snoop Dogg Approved

9/15/2016 12:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Corey Feldman is the busiest man in the music biz ... at least according to Corey Feldman.

We got the '80s movie star outside The London Hotel in NYC where he told us he's working with a ton of big acts -- including Snoop Dogg on the new track, "Go 4 It!" -- and attempting to dominate every music genre.

It's hard to follow how many bands Corey's in, and it's obvious he has BIG plans. Check it out, and yes ... he said "world tour."

Lil Wayne Clowns Ryan Lochte In Rap Verse

9/15/2016 11:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Even Lil Wayne is making fun of Ryan Lochte these days ... using the disgraced swimmer to attack Cash Money in a rap performance on 'Ellen.'

Weezy was performing "No Problems" with Chance the Rapper when he changed the words into a Cash Money diss. 

The usual lyrics are ... 

"And if that label try to stop me ... There gon' be some crazy Weezy fans waitin' in the lobby."

The new lyrics were ...

"And if Cash Money try to stop me, Imma let 'em rob me ... YEAH RIGHT, like Ryan Lochte."

Future Claps Back at Rocko ... You Never Owned Me, Never Paid Me!

9/15/2016 11:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0915-future-rocko-tmz-instagram-01Future is firing back at producer/label owner Rocko, saying they didn't have an exclusive agreement, and the rapper's even countersuing for dough he says is way past due.

Future filed a response to Rocko's lawsuit, and says the A1 Recordings honcho was full of it when he claimed Future cut a side deal with Epic Records, cheating A1 out of millions.

As for the agreement Rocko claims Future had with him, Future says the deal never kept him in Rocko's clutches, and his advances from Epic were fully on the up and up.

Here's the kicker ... Future says it was Rocko who screwed HIM by never covering his recording costs or paying advances of $10k per album. He's now suing A1 for that money.

Kanye West Blasts Kid Cudi for Diss ... 'Respect the God!'

9/15/2016 7:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye West ain't happy about Kid Cudi accusing him of not writing his own lyrics ... and it sparked a vicious rant during 'Ye's Tampa concert.

You gotta watch ... but some of the highlights include: "I birthed you!" ... "I got called names before you, bro!" ... "I wore skinny jeans first!" ... and of course, "Respect the God!" 

Kanye was responding to Cudder's own rant on Twitter ... calling out him and Drake for not working with him and for having other people write their lyrics.

0915-sub-kid-cudi-tweet-twitter-01It was a shocking move from Cudi because he walked away from Kanye's G.O.O.D. Music. Also, because ... Meek Mill

Drake took a less dramatic approach, but also responded to Cudi Wednesday night in Oakland.

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Drake More Warriors Come Out To Play ... Steph & Draymond!

9/15/2016 7:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Klay Thompson must be sooooo mad right now ... 'cause he's like the only Warrior that HASN'T hit the stage with Drake in Oakland. KD was Tuesday ... and Wednesday night? STEPH & DRAYMOND.

Drake is in Tha Town for the Summer Sixteen tour with Future and continued his trend of bringing local sports stars onstage to drive the crowd wild.

He did it in NY with Derrick Rose, in Ohio it was LeBron, and now he's attempting to get the whole Warriors roster up on the stage in NorCal ... by splitting the stars up over two nights.

Check out the clip -- crowd goes wild, of course ... good thing Kyrie Irving wasn't there to spoil it again.

Beyonce All Hail Queen Bey ... Even A-Listers

9/15/2016 6:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0915_beyonce_fans_launch_2Beyonce's L.A. show looked more like the Oscars ... drawing a wide range of Hollywood celebs out to Dodger Stadium.

The VIPs at her Formation World Tour Wednesday night included Jennifer Lawrence, Russell Westbrook, Channing Tatum, Lea Michele, Laverne Cox, Floyd Mayweather, Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera and tons more. 

When the queen's in town ... everyone gets in line. 

Lil Wayne Powerful New Ally Vows ... I WILL Get His Money from Birdman

9/15/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0914_james_Prince_lil_wayne_birdman_instagram_tmzLil Wayne will get every penny Birdman owes him, or else ... this according to powerful music honcho James Prince, who's jumping in to settle the longstanding beef.

Prince, the head of Rap-A-Lot Records, decided it was time to get involved when Wayne started talking about retiring due to the financial war with Cash Money. He tells TMZ, "Where [Wayne] is weak, I am strong. He has gained an ally, and together we will get back all money owed to him and my son off the Drake albums."

If you didn't know ... his son, Jas Prince, discovered Drake and set him up with Weezy and Young Money. James adds, "I witnessed the hard work that went into Drake's career and for Cash Money to try and take something that isn't theirs to take, does not sit well with me and family around the world."

Translation: We're putting the heat on Birdman to make things right with Wayne. Stat.

We're told the new alliance was hashed out last month backstage at Drake's D.C. show. You'll recall ... James also stepped in when Drake and Diddy were beefing -- delivering the now-infamous and menacing "courtesy call."

As we've reported ... Jas has his own beef with Cash Money -- so, it's clear the Prince family's decided there's strength in numbers when it comes to taking on Birdman.

Now we know why Wayne was bragging about his "family at Rap-A-Lot" always having his back ...


DJ Khaled I Got the Keys ... To Be Undercover Driver

9/15/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

DJ Khaled can make huge hits, Snapchat like a king and also drive the hell out of a Lyft while going totally incognito.  

Khaled recently put on a not-so-intricate disguise, and drove unsuspecting passengers around NYC. Check out the video ... he dropped a ton of very "key" hints, but most of the riders didn't have a clue.

Key to this video -- Khaled's chat about his "sex symbol" beard and, of course, the big reveal. 

He the best.

Drake & Rihanna Oceanfront Villa Fit For Honeymoonin'

9/14/2016 3:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0914_drake_rihanna_airbnb_malibu_house_launchDrake's setting up camp in a $29 million Malibu mansion where any newlyweds would kill to vacation, and yeah. 

We're not saying Rihanna and Drizzy are going the marriage route -- we're just saying the Tuscan-style villa overlooking Malibu's Zuma Beach looks like a 5-star resort. 

The private pad has 6 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a chef's kitchen, theater, wine cellar ... and just about anything else they could possibly want. Drake stayed at the 11,000 sq. foot mansion during his tour's West Coast swing, and we're told RiRi spent time with him there too.

She's not stupid. That pool's insane.

The beachside crib goes for about $7k a night on Airbnb ... if you wanna live like AubRih.

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