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David Cassidy Dead at 67

11/21/2017 6:10 PM PST
Breaking News

David Cassidy, the 'Partridge Family' heartthrob who sold millions of records and became the fantasy of millions of girls, is dead.

Cassidy died in a Florida hospital after his organs failed

TMZ broke the story, David was in need of a kidney transplant but ultimately doctors said it was futile.  His liver and other organs shut down and early Sunday his son and ex-wife were summoned to the hospital to say goodbye.

Cassidy was a multi-faceted entertainer ... from singing, to acting to Broadway to Vegas. "The Partridge Family" hit like an earthquake and catapulted him to stardom. The show ran from 1970 - 1974 and produced hits like "I Think I Love You," "Come On Get Happy," and "Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted."

David reluctantly auditioned for the role of the guitar-playing Keith Partridge and producers cast him not even knowing if he could carry a tune.

After "The Partridge Family" ran its course, David recorded a number of solo hits, including the remakes of "Cherish," "How Can I Be Sure" and "Rock Me Baby."

He took the starring role on Broadway in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" from 1983 to 1984. 

David was the son of actor Jack Cassidy and Broadway performer Evelyn Ward.  

David guest starred in a number of TV series, including "The F.B.I." "Marcus Welby, M.D.," "Ironside," "Bonanza" and "Medical Center."

Cassidy battled alcoholism for most of his adult life.

He's survived by son Beau, daughter Katie -- who stars in "Arrow" -- half-brothers Shaun, Patrick and Ryan, step-mother and co-star Shirley Jones and ex-wife Sue Shifrin-Cassidy.

RIP

Xzibit Sues I Hired You to Pimp My Backyard ... Now It's All Screwed Up!!!

11/21/2017 4:57 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Xzibit and his wife are gunning for the guys they hired to build them a luxurious backyard oasis ... claiming they screwed it all up, and didn't even finish the job.

Xzibit says the folks at Edge Water Construction were supposed to install a brand new pool, outdoor spa, fire and water feature wine bar, backyard cabana and a bunch of other sweet items. Total cost was supposed to be $397k.

But according to a lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Edge Water took much longer than initially scheduled to do the job ... and much of what they got done was defective. For instance, X-to-the-Z says the pool had sharp edges which cut his 8-year-old son's feet.

In the suit, he says parts of the pool and spa weren't properly waterproofed -- which seems like job #1 when building a pool.

Xzibit and the missus are suing for $250k. For its part, Edge Water tells us they only stopped working because Xzibit told them he wasn't going to pay them the $178k he still owed. They say he demanded to see their receipts, and when they refused he cut off the funding ... and they walked.

Edge Water says they stand by their work, and say an independent inspector also signed off on it.

Nick Carter Accused of Raping Dream Singer in 2002

11/21/2017 4:01 PM PST
Breaking News

Former Dream singer Melissa Schuman claims Nick Carter raped her back in 2002 ... when she was 18 and he was 22.

Melissa says she and the Backstreet Boys singer started talking because their managers suggested they date -- presumably for good PR -- even though she says she already had a boyfriend.

She claims Carter invited her and a friend to his Santa Monica apartment for what she calls a "casual hangout" -- and after some boozing he started making out with her. In a very graphic blog post, Melissa claims he eventually took her into a bathroom, he forcibly performed oral sex on her ... and then forced her to reciprocate. 

Melissa says she repeatedly told him she did not want to have sex, and was saving her virginity for her husband. She claims Carter took her to a bedroom, and then forced her to have intercourse.

Schuman says she told her manager about the alleged rape, but was told Carter's legal team was too powerful, and publicly accusing him would hurt her career.

We've reached out to Carter's reps ... but no word back yet.

Meek Mill Prison Can't Stop Me ... I've Got Turkeys to Give Away!!!

11/21/2017 1:32 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Meek Mill isn't letting prison bars crush his holiday spirit when it comes to his traditional Thanksgiving turkey giveaway ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Meek tell us his family and friends plan to continue his annual "A DreamChaser's Thanksgiving" for Philly families. We're told Meek's camp will be handing out 1,000 birds Wednesday to 4 different organizations, just like they have been doing since 2013.

Undeterred by their host's 2-4 year sentence ... Meek's team will be on the move all day:

- 11 AM ET at Unity in the Community
- Noon at Bible Way Baptist Church
- 1:30 PM ET at Martin Luther King Rec Center
- 2:45 PM ET at Strawberry Mansion Learning Center

Meek ain't free, but his turkeys are. Happy Thanksgiving!

David Foster to 'RHOC' Star Get the Hell Outta My Car!!! I Don't Know You, Lady

11/21/2017 10:58 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

David Foster quickly hit the reject button when some random chick -- to him, anyway -- tried to get in his car to leave with him ... and it FREAKED him the hell out.

The bizarre incident went down Monday night as the legendary producer was leaving Craig's. Things got super weird at his car -- while David was talking to our guy, 'Real Housewives of Orange County' star Kelly Dodd, walked up the passenger side and said, "You're gonna have another housewife." 

You've gotta see David's reaction. Yeah, he was married to Yolanda Hadid, but he's definitely NOT looking for an encore 'Housewife' performance ... which Kelly learned the hard way. 

Ass. Kicked. To the curb ... in this awesome video.

David's spokeswoman tells TMZ, "In today’s environment, what Kelly did was careless, inappropriate and disrespectful. David drove away in his car, alone and shaken. The video and her remarks speak for itself."

Kelly tells TMZ, "I was with my friends Heather McDonald and Lea Black and I was joking when I said he needs a new housewife. I guess he didn’t find it funny."

Khalid Jumps Through Hoops To Adopt New Puppy

11/21/2017 11:14 AM PST
Exclusive Details

Khalid just got himself a new dog -- but the adoption was no walk in the park ... not even close.

Sources close to the adoption tell TMZ Khalid got put through the ringer Saturday -- with a 4-hour long interview and vetting process at L.A.'s Bark n' Bitches. 

We're told BNB had the R&B singer fill out extensive paperwork and provide references to make sure he was up to the task -- considering he's only 19 and constantly touring the country. Lucky for Khalid, we're told his manager offered a glowing reference on the spot, and he was approved.

In the end, he walked out with a 9-week-old pit bull mix named Roxy. We're told his total cost was several hundred bucks ... including treats, tags, toys and a bed.

Puppy love ain't cheap or fast.

Kurtis Blow Christmas Needs More Hip-Hop Ho, Ho, Hos!!!

11/21/2017 10:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Kurtis Blow isn't just a rap pioneer ... he's a Christmas rap pioneer, but this holiday season he's inviting all of hip-hop to join him by the yuletide fire.

We got the NYC legend Tuesday at Reagan National in D.C. and asked why he thought hip-hop Christmas songs don't get as much play as more conventional choices, like Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You."

To Kurtis the answer seems to be market share. As in, more is more, and now is the time for rappers to get in the spirit. After all, it pays!

Just ask Run-DMC about their royalties on "Christmas in Hollis" or Kurtis himself, whose "Christmas Rappin'" has been a thing for 38 years now!

With that said, we gotta ask ...

Cassidy Busted for Pot ... Outstanding Warrants

11/21/2017 9:39 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Cassidy was just chillin' in a parked van outside his house when cops busted him -- which they say has more to do with the joint and baggie full of marijuana allegedly in the van.

The Philly MC was busted Sunday afternoon in Jersey City when police say they spotted him in the vehicle, and noticed a strong marijuana odor. Officers say there was a joint sitting in clear view on the dashboard. They also found a baggie of weed and a grinder, typically used to crush weed ... according to the police report.

Cassidy was booked for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Law enforcement tells us they discovered Cassidy has an outstanding warrant in another county -- for the exact same offenses. So, now he has 2 court dates ... for the old and new charges. 

The lesson? Don't park and smoke. Allegedly.

Common Serena Got Married? Didn't Know, But Congrats!

11/21/2017 8:24 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Here's Common saying he had NO IDEA his ex-girlfriend, Serena Williams, tied the knot last week ... but he's congratulating her anyway in one of the most interesting clips of the day.

Common and Serena were one of Hollywood's "It" couples earlier this decade -- so when we got him out at Equinox gym in L.A. we asked him what he thought of his old flame tying the knot.

"Nah, I didn't see it ... but God bless her. That's the queen! She's the queen! Congratulations to them!"

Serena's wedding was a massive celebrity-filled mega-event -- with stars like Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Ciara in attendance.

One last thing ... Common follows both Serena and Vogue on Instagram (Vogue posted a ton of Serena's wedding pics) -- so, we gotta ask ...

Wiz Khalifa Hits Up Joint (Literally) With Smoking Hot GF!!!

11/21/2017 7:14 AM PST

Wiz Khalifa's two favorite indulgences merged during a night out -- a joint and a smoke show GF.

The rapper hit up Poppy Monday night in WeHo with his crew but it's his main squeeze who stole the show. They held hands on the way in ... and if there was any doubt Wiz is quite the romantic, check out the hand switch on the walk in. Never wants to let go, it seems.

Can't blame Wiz for staying mum ... his girl's walkin' is doin' all the talkin'.

As for who she is ...  L.A.-based model Izabela Guedes, who not only has been plastered all over Wiz's Instagram lately, but is also the cover model for Wiz's new mixtape.

Easy to see why ... 

Jay-Z This Little Girl's Gonna Be Prez ... Don't You Forget It!

11/21/2017 7:50 AM PST

Jay-Z took a stand against sexism as he spotted a future POTUS in the middle of his Cleveland concert -- 'cause ya gotta vote for that face! Right?

Jay stopped between songs to address a young girl in the front row Sunday night -- sweetly reminding her she can grow up to be anything she wants. It was a super cute moment, as he delivered a serious message, telling fans sexism is a bigger problem in America than racism.

While that might be debatable -- no one was arguing with him about the young fan's potential to make it to the White House.

Don't worry, Blue Ivy ... Daddy thinks you can be Prez, too.

Beach Boys Singer Mike Love Music Could Have Saved Manson Victims

11/21/2017 6:59 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The Beach Boys singer Mike Love has nothing but bad feelings about Charles Manson, but he says something about the deceased murderer that is truly shocking.

We got Mike in NYC Monday signing autographs, and he told our photog if Manson had a music career maybe his victims would have been spared.

In case you didin't know ... Manson actually wrote a song The Beach Boys recorded -- "Never Learn Not to Love" -- but when the group realized how crazy he was they cut him loose. That enraged Manson, and when he sent members of his cult to Sharon Tate's home, the conventional wisdom is that he thought the previous tenant was still living there -- Beach Boys producer Terry Melcher.

Back in the day Beach Boys member Dennis Wilson partied hard with the Manson girls ... lots of drugs and sex.   

Bruno Mars Sued Kid Elvis Pic of You Is a Treasure But I Own It, Pay Me!!!

11/20/2017 10:38 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Bruno Mars engaged in a little jailhouse rock when he slapped a pic of himself as a pint-sized Elvis Presley impersonator all over his social media ... at least according to the photog who just sued Bruno.

Catherine McGann says she snapped this 1989 shot of Bruno -- when he would've been just 3 or 4 years old, but was already famously performing the King's hits. McGann says she owns the copyright on the shot ... so, she was shocked to see it pop up all over Bruno's social media.

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, she says he posted it back in June on his IG, FB and Twitter pages ... for a "Way Back Wednesday" that blew up. McGann says it garnered more than 1.2 million likes on Instagram alone. In other words ... 24k magic!

Now, it doesn't take a suspicious mind to figure out the alleged problem here -- McGann says Bruno never got permission to use her copyrighted work. She's suing Bruno and his record label, Warner Music, for damages and all profits they earned from her photo.

Thank you very much.

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