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'Dogg Pound 4 Life'

Movie Hits Wall ...

Suge Knight & Labels Want a Cut

10/9/2015 3:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Dogg Pound 4 Life" -- the biopic based on TupacSnoop Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound -- is in jeopardy because Suge Knight and others want to cash in on the project, but Daz Dillinger ain't having it.

The DPG vet who's spearheading the movie broke the bad news to us at LAX. The casting and script are humming along, but Daz says the hangup is maybe the most important part -- the music!

You can tell Daz is PISSED -- he drops a few profanities -- because several parties, including Suge, are trying to block him from using his music in the flick. He insists he owns the rights, and he's ready to fight for them.

"Dogg Pound 4 Life" would pick up where "Straight Outta Compton" left off ... focusing on the rise of Death Row Records, which got folded into eOne Music when Suge had to sell.

Daz makes it sound like sharks are in the water and they smell blood -- and by blood we mean box office profits.

Stevie Wonder Lawsuit

You're Blind ...

But You're Not Deaf!

10/9/2015 3:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1009-stevie-wonder-tmz-01Stevie Wonder knew full well what he was doing when he signed an agreement to pay his attorney's widow 6% of his royalties because it was read out loud to him ... according to the widow.

As we've reported ... way back in the day Stevie signed off on the deal with Johanan Vigoda -- but Stevie thinks the wool was pulled over his eyes, and he's filed a lawsuit over it.

Now, Vigoda's widow ... Susan Strack is calling BS on Stevie. She says Vigoda had a witness read the entire contract to Stevie -- including the part where she would continue to get her husband's 6% fee, even after he died.

In her legal docs, Strack acknowledges Stevie came back years later and contested the contract, but never got it done before Vigoda died. Her point is ... even though Stevie doesn't like it, the contract is still binding.

Translation: Go kick rocks. And pay me while you're doing it.


Migos Rapper Offset

I'm Not A Gang Member

So Let Me Outta Jail!!

10/9/2015 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1009-offset-instagram-01Migos rapper Offset has been behind bars since April and he's making a move to get out ... claiming he's been wrongly accused of being a gang member.

Offset was in court in Georgia on Friday to take another shot at convincing a judge to let him out on bond ... something he was denied because of his felony record. However, Offset claims he was painted as a gang member by the prosecutor just for being in Migos. 

The prosecutor says Offset's "gang-related tattoos" on his body clearly show he's the CEO of the Black Migos Gang. Big mix-up according to Offset who says Black Migos Gang is just a record label.

As TMZ reported, Offset was arrested for felony drug possession and felony possession of loaded guns.

Offset and Charles Mittelstadt, the man working to clear his name, want the judge to set him free as he causes no risk to society, especially if he isn't in a gang. 

Three 6 Mafia

Koopsta Knicca Dies From Stroke

10/9/2015 7:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

1009-koopsta-instagramAnother member of Three 6 Mafia has passed away -- Koopsta Knicca died on Thursday after suffering a stroke ... according to DJ Paul.

Paul announced Koopsta's death on social media Thursday evening, but then did a quick about-face ... saying Koopsta was still fighting, and on life support. He eventually died overnight, and Paul released a statement saying, "Everyone who knew Koop knew hew was very funny and the coolest guy ever! He will be missed!!!"

KK had been hospitalized since last weekend when he suffered the stroke. He was 40, the same age as Lord Infamous ... the other Three 6 Mafia member who passed away in 2013.

1009-subasset-three-six-mafia-gettyKoopsta was an original member of the Memphis rap group, but was not with them when they won the Oscar in 2006. He rejoined when they became Da Mafia 6ix, years later.  

He had recently started working on a solo record, according to DJ Paul.



The Kids ARE Mine!

Paternity Docs Sent to Wrong Earl Simmons

10/9/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1008-dmx-tmz-01-DMX almost got a free pass on his latest paternity case, because the docs went to the wrong person ... someone unlucky enough to share X's real name!

We're told Earl Simmons from Massachusetts got docs in the mail from the Florida Dept. of Revenue, informing him he'd have to start paying child support to 2 of DMX's kids.

1008-sub-dmx-tmz-01-Yadira Borrego -- X's ex -- tells TMZ she filed the docs to establish paternity with the state, so DMX can pay child support through the proper legal channels ... and avoid another jail stint. She says he already supports their kids, but it's been off the books.

The person who's really screwed is the faux DMX, who works in the biomedical field. Poor guy's got 2 kids of his own, and we're told Florida is insisting he take a DNA test to prove he's not the real Ruff Ryder.


Top 10 Kick Ass GIFS

From Demi Lovato’s

NEW 'Confident' Music Video

10/9/2015 12:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Demi Lovato is no longer cool for the summer…she’s fierce for the fall! 

Demi dropped her new music video featuring Michelle Rodriguez and there’s a whole lot of sexiness mixed with some sick stunts and martial arts between the two badass babes.

Check out the top 10 kick-ass moments from the video…we’re confident they'll knock you out! 





















Damon Dash

Judge Sides With Ex-Wife

... You've Got A Weed Problem

10/8/2015 5:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1008-dash-roy-tmz-getty-01Damon Dash was shut down in court Thursday during a custody hearing for his two kids, and a judge made it very clear ... Damon hurt his chances by smoking too much pot. 

Dash wanted an LA judge to drop the monitored visits he currently has with seven-year-old Tallulah for regular visitation and overnight stays. Dash's ex-wife Rachel Roy claims he smokes too much weed around their kids ... and during one visit they ate Damon's pot-laced cake and rice krispies.

In the end, the judge agreed with Rachel. He upheld the monitored visits and ordered Damon stay away from the green stuff for 24 hours before each visit.

We're told Damon was extremely upset and went off on the judge and was almost dragged out of the court. Big difference from 24 hours ago, when he was still optimistic about his chances. 

President Obama

Come Party with Jamie Foxx and Me

... For $10,000/Ticket!

10/8/2015 8:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


President Obama could be blaming it on the a-a-a-a-alcohol this weekend -- 'cause he's gonna be partying with Jamie Foxx at a ritzy celebrity event ... TMZ has learned.

The DNC is throwing one of those big ticket fundraisers on Saturday in Pacific Palisades where the Prez will be pressing the flesh and working the room. The original invitation went out saying, "Musical guest TBD" ... but our DNC sources tell us Foxx will be the entertainment.

If you wanna roll VIP -- as in get a photo with Obama and prime seating for the concert -- it'll cost you $10,000! You can get in the door though for a mere $1,000 ... no pic included.

The exact location is only listed as a private home, until you fork over the dough for a ticket.

Let's hope Jamie's turn as POTUS in "White House Down" doesn't come up in conversation. For Jamie's sake. 


Mathew Knowles

You Can Be Beyonce

For The Low Price of $299

10/8/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Beyonce didn't become Beyonce on her own ... she had years of intense schooling from her dad, Mathew Knowles ... and now he wants to give YOU the same chance ... if you have the cash.

THE SELL: A one day boot camp for industry hopefuls. Mathew's successful entertainment pals -- no, not her -- will be front and center with helpful hints.  

TARGET AUDIENCE: Aspiring singers, dancers, composers, writers, producers, managers, publicists, attorneys and anyone else with loose cash.

PRICE: General admin is only $199, but for $299 you get the VIP package -- a private lunch and a photo op with Mr. Knowles.

WHEN/WHERE: October 24th in Houston @ 9 AM

SUCCESS RATE: Well, there's Beyonce ...

Missy Elliott

WTF ...

She's Got a New Music Video!!!

10/8/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Missy Elliott is back after 10 years ... we know it for sure because we got footage of the rapper shooting her new music video.

There were hints since February Missy was staging a comeback. Pharrell for one has said he's been working with the "Work It" rapper in the studio. It looks like this song is called "WTF."

But our video cements it, showing Missy getting her freak on with a film crew Tuesday night in downtown LA in a very shiny suit.   


'Mexican Madonna' Gloria Trevi

I'd Give Trump a Second Chance

But Only If ...

10/7/2015 3:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Gloria Trevi's life story is so absolutely insane it became a movie, which she says brought her to tears -- but the "Mexican Madonna" cracked up when we suggested she perform for Donald Trump

Trevi survived one of the biggest scandals in the history of music -- after shooting to superstardom in the '90s, she and her bf/manager were accused of running a sex cult for minors. The couple fled to Brazil, and Trevi was eventually arrested there and imprisoned for nearly 5 years while awaiting trial.

Oh, and she managed to get pregnant while behind bars. When it was all said and done ... she was acquitted due to lack of evidence.

Soooo ... now that her biopic "Gloria" is out, and she's reviving her career -- we wondered if she'd consider playing Trump's inauguration.

Check out her answer ... she's NOT saying never.


Frank Zappa's Wife

Dies at 70

10/7/2015 3:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1007-gail-zappa-getty-MAIN-01Gail Zappa, the widow of music legend Frank Zappa has died. She was 70 years old.

The Zappa family tells TMZ ... Gail passed away Wednesday afternoon in Los Angeles. We're told she had been battling an illness for several years. 

1007-gail-zappa-getty-SUB-01Frank and Gail married in 1967 and had 4 kids together -- Diva, Dweezil, Ahmet, and Moon.

The family says Gail "conducted intricate legal negotiations with corporations as grand dame of the Zappa Family Trust, she never failed to impart the sense of humor that was part and parcel of her indomitable and formidable personality."

Frank was 52 when he passed away in '93 from prostate cancer.


Lance Bass

I Was Sexually Harassed ...

During 'N Sync Days

10/7/2015 9:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lance Bass is now saying he was sexually harassed as a teenager in 'N Sync -- and although he didn't name the person who did it ... the new allegation sounds eerily similar to things he's said about the group's ex-manager. 

Bass and his co-hosts on "The Meredith Vieira Show" were talking about Ashley Judd's recent sexual harassment allegations ... when he opened up about his own experience. 

Lance says he was inappropriately touched by someone he worked with when he was 16 or 17. He does not mention 'N Sync's  former manager Lou Pearlman by name.

In the past, Lance has said of Lou ... "He'd always grab our arms and feel our muscles and go: 'Hey boys, you workin' out? Yeahhhh!'" He added that he didn't think of the touching as crossing any line.

Numerous reports have claimed Pearlman molested several of his young proteges, but he was never charged with any crime. He did get busted for embezzlement and is serving 25 years in prison.


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