Chief Keef has been moved from a fancy Malibu rehab facility because the media just can't get enough of him.
Keef's lawyer tells us the rapper is no longer at Promises ... he's been moved to another rehab facility in Southern California because of the "overwhelming media attention" he was getting in Malibu.
We're told Keef -- aka Keith Cozart -- still has about 60 days of court-ordered treatment to go ... as he deals with his weed issues.
Attorney Leah Starkman says since Chief won't be home for Christmas ... home will come to him .... arrangements are being made to fly his family out from Chicago.
BLASTED BY OHIO POLICE CHIEF
How Dare You Compare Yourself to Cops!
12/12/2013 10:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A police chief in Ohio is GOING OFF on Kanye West -- tearing the guy apart for comparing himself to cops and soldiers ... saying Kanye has NO CLUE about the real dangers they face.
The cop with the beef is Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver ... who says he was listening when Kanye told a media outlet that he puts his life on the line at his rap concerts ... just like cops and soldiers.
Chief Oliver was so angry, he posted an open letter to West on the department's Facebook page ... saying, "You sir, are as misguided as they come."
The majority of the letter is dripping in sarcasm, mocking Kanye for the ridiculous comparison:
"Since you are accustomed to danger, from your life as an international rapper, I am strongly encouraging you immediately abandon you career as a super star and join the military."
"After joining, I would like you to volunteer to be deployed in Afghanistan or one of the numerous other forward locations where our men an women are currently serving. When the Taliban starts shooting at you, perhaps you could stand up and let the words flow."
"I’m sure they would just drop weapons and surrender. You could quite possibly end all wars, just from the enemy being star-struck."
The letter ends, "What I do not get is you EVER comparing what you do for a living to our heroic military members, who are always in harm’s way… and my brother and sister police officers who have to go to work carrying weapons and wearing a bullet-proof vest to protect themselves."
"Check yourself, before you wreck yourself….Chief Oliver."
Pulls Out Of SeaWorld Gig
12/12/2013 10:19 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Trisha Yearwood is the latest musical act to bail on a big music event at SeaWorld in Orlando -- and we're told it's all over the alleged shocking mistreatment of the park's killer whales.
Trisha follows the exits of Willie Nelson, Barenaked Ladies and Heart, all of whom pulled out because of revelations about whale abuse exposed in the CNN documentary, "Blackfish."
As for why Trisha bailed from February's event -- Bands, Brew and BBQ -- it's a little confusing. Our Trisha sources say the singer hasn't seen "Blackfish," but she's heard all the fuss and that's enough for her.
And that's enough for us too.
Lil Wayne's Baby Mama ARRESTED
12/11/2013 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lil Wayne's baby mama/ex-wife Toya Wright was arrested Tuesday in Georgia ... TMZ has learned.
The details surrounding the arrest are sketchy at best -- with one law enforcement official telling us Wright was pulled over in College Park, GA yesterday ... and during the stop, the cop noticed a warrant out for her arrest.
We're told ... the warrant was issued after Wright failed to appear at a recent court date -- though it's unclear why she was supposed to be in court to begin with.
Toya was hauled to a nearby station, where she was booked and posed for an "Are you frickin' serious?" mug shot.
Toya, who starred in the reality show "Tiny and Toya," was eventually released from jail Wednesday morning at 1:30 AM on a $290 bond.
The story was first published by MediaTakeOut.
'Roseanne' TV Daughter
Attempts Nirvana Karaoke
Smells Like...Something Bad
12/11/2013 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The actress who played one of Roseanne's daughters on TV would never make it on "The Voice" ... but we gotta give her props for her ballsy performance at a Brooklyn karaoke joint.
Sources tell us Lecy Goranson took to the stage just before closing time last Thursday .. when the place was almost empty. She let loose ... with an ear-splitting rendition of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit."
Only problem was ... it kinda stunk.
Lecy was one of two actresses who played Roseanne's daughter Becky on the TV series, "Roseanne" (the other was Sarah Chalke).
At least she sings better than Roseanne.
Now Serving Rock & Roll...
With A Slice of Pepperoni
12/10/2013 12:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The Foo Fighters just had a CRAZY blowout jam session in Moorpark, CA ... at a pizza joint!
Dave Grohl and FF showed up last night -- unannounced -- at the appropriately named Redballs Rock & Roll Pizza ... surprising 200 serious eaters who paid 10 bucks apiece for the Chevy Metal Christmas Dance Party.
Chevy Metal's a band featuring Foo drummer Taylor Hawkins.
The Foo Fighters and Chevy Metal joined forces on stage for more than 2 hours ... while the audience gorged themselves into a stupor.
This is the first gig for the Fighters in months ... the rehearsals have been downright bloody. (see pic below). They're playing two gigs this week in Mexico City ... where they're Numero Uno.
BOY BAND REUNITING
And We Have Diddy's Blessing
12/10/2013 10:54 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Day 26 -- the boy band masterminded by Sean "Diddy" Combs on MTV's "Making the Band 4" -- IS TOTALLY REUNITING FOR A NEW TOUR ... TMZ has learned.
A rep for Day 26 tells us ... the band, which was handpicked by Diddy on the 2007 show, is planning a 30-city tour starting in the Spring of 2014 ... and it's gonna include ALL of the original members.
Back in the day, D26 produced 2 albums before trouble began. Qwanell "Que" Mosley was kicked out of the group in 2009 because of disagreements with management.
The whole band broke up in the summer of 2012 ... and there've been rumors of a reunion ever since. It wasn't until Que climbed on board that it became a reality.
As for Diddy ... we're told he's NOT part of the resurrected band ... but he's already given the boys his blessing.
Chris Brown/Frank Ocean Brawl
Frank's Ass Was About to Be Beaten
12/10/2013 10:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Frank Ocean's cousin has a simple confession -- he did indeed go on the attack against Chris Brown and his entourage at a recording studio back in January ... but he did it to protect his flesh and blood.
The cousin -- Sha'keir Duarte -- is embroiled in a lawsuit with Brown, with each suing the other over the fight.
In new legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Durate confesses he used force, but insists it was reasonable and necessary in defense of himself and Frank. Duarte says a guy named Hood -- allegedly part of Brown's posse -- was on the attack and had to be stopped.
Duarte is suing Brown for more than $3 mil.
Nelson Mandela Shout Out:
If Y'all Got a Dream, Chase That Muthaf***er Down
12/10/2013 7:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jay Z performed a show-stopping tribute to Nelson Mandela in L.A. -- and if it sounds familiar ... that's because he laid down the same exact tribute to Trayvon Martin months ago.
During the intro to his hit, "Young Forever" ... Jay told the Staples Center crowd last night, "We wanna dedicate this song to Nelson Mandela."
Look, it's not like the song is NOT appropriate for Mandela -- but is the sentiment cheapened if it's a rerun?
Gimps to Jay Z Concert
Ankle's Healthy Enough for Hip Hop
12/10/2013 7:09 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
He's still too injured to play, but L.A. Dodgers star Matt Kemp refused to let his busted ankle keep him from the Jay Z show last night ... and TMZ Sports has the footage.
Kemp -- who had major surgery on his left ankle back in October -- was limping into the show at Staples Center in L.A. in a full walking boot.
Despite the medical brace, Kemp actually looked like he had a little pep in his step.
It's nice seeing Kemp enjoying L.A. while he can -- 'cause the MLB star's agent believes the Dodgers will ship their $160 MILLION MAN to another team during the off season.
Secret Weapon In Demi Lovato's Addiction Battle
12/10/2013 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Selena Gomez went to rehab ... but NOT for herself.
Selena showed up to provide moral support for her good friend, Demi Lovato ... who has successfully been fighting her addictions for two years.
Demi -- who actually lived in a sober living home for more than a year -- showed up to speak to a recovery group ... something she rarely does, and Selena came along for the ride to support her.
We're told ... Demi spoke to the group for an hour ... telling a pretty inspiring personal survival story.
The "X Factor" judge has publicly acknowledged struggling with anorexia, bulimia and cutting ... stories she recalled in vivid detail. Demi went on to say she wanted to surround herself with positive influences, which is why she chose to live in the facility for an extended period and why she values Selena as a friend.
Props to Selena ... and Demi.
I Got a Ton of Green for Sale
12/10/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Willie Nelson is unloading a few million dollars worth of green, he's got 20 foot high trees to help sweeten the pot -- and this is NOT about marijuana.
TMZ has learned Willie's golf course in Spicewood, Texas called Cut & Putt just went up for sale ... and he's asking for $3 mil.
The 75 acre property has a 9-hole course, a country club and a recording studio. The listing also boasts trees (non-cannabis variety) ranging from 20-40 feet tall.
No word on how fertile the soil is, but c'mon ... it's Willie's.
BEING A RAPPER IS DANGEROUS
... Just Like a Police Officer
12/9/2013 11:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
First Tom Cruise, now Kanye West is comparing his profession to BEING AT WAR ... saying just like soldiers and cops, HE PUTS HIS LIFE ON THE LINE when he goes to work.
Yeezus made the statements to Saturday Night Online this weekend, saying rapping is very dangerous work -- "This is like being a police officer or something ... or like war or something."
"You're literally going out to do your job every day knowing that something could happen to you."
But Kanye says it's not JUST the physical risks (he says he could slip on the stage) ... KW also risks getting his feelings hurt -- because people could watch a show and decide they don't like him.
Yeah, just like a cop or a soldier.