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Britney Spears Dad Wants K-Fed's Tax Returns 'Cause He Thinks Kev's a Freeloader

3/22/2018 1:00 AM PDT

Britney Spears' dad is calling Kevin Federline's bluff that he needs more child support to care for the 2 kids he had with the singer ... we've learned Jamie Spears will demand to see Kevin's 2017 tax return to see if he's working for a living or sponging off her.

We've learned K-Fed's lawyer sent Jamie Spears a letter Tuesday demanding her 2017 tax return.  Kevin will be getting the exact same letter in the next day or so.

We're told Jamie Spears ain't budging ... he won't agree to pay Kevin a cent over the $20,000 a month he's been getting until Kevin gives him a full accounting on how the money is being spent. Jamie believes Kevin is misusing some of the $20k by spending it on his 4 other children from different women.

So far K-Fed and his lawyer haven't provided such an accounting, although they have demanded more child support. Jamie's position -- the kids needs haven't changed, so the only issue is whether $20k a month cuts it.

We're told Jamie wants to make sure the kids are getting what they need from both Kevin and Britney, and if a judge ultimately says she should pay more, he'll be down with it. But he wants to control the purse strings to make sure Kevin isn't squandering the cash on matters unrelated to Sean and Jayden.

Justin Bieber Chronicles of the Lambo Struggle ... ... Part 3!!!

3/22/2018 7:23 AM PDT

In this third (and hopefully) final installment of "Justin Bieber struggles backing out his Lamborghini," we find out how many people it takes to pull off a 5-point turn.

Justin was worshiping Wednesday night at Saban Theatre in Bev Hills ... where once again he decided driving his Lambo was the way to go. Ciara and Russell Wilson also showed up, and Justin parked his whip behind theirs.

As service ended, Justin's struggles were about to begin. You see Justin trying to map out how to back out of a driveway that's truly been a thorn in his side.

Check it out ... paps cheer on the Biebs, who clearly needs it. At least his Lambo didn't take another beating

Get a Prius, dude!!!

Lil Xan Brings 'Shameless' Doppelganger Out Onstage

3/22/2018 7:11 AM PDT

Rapper Lil Xan made the crowd at his L.A. show see double, and prescription drugs had noting to do with it ... it was all about his celebrity look-alike, Ethan Cutkosky

Seriously, the "Shameless" star is a dead ringer for the Cali rapper ... and on Wednesday night they shared the stage. If not for the face tattoos, the crowd would've really been confused.

Xan surprised his fans by bringing Ethan out while he performed his new cut, "The Man" ... which is off his upcoming album, "Total Xanarchy."

We got the rapper recently in N.Y., and he told us he and the actor are real life homies. Xan said he has plans to work with Ethan in the near future, and based on how the crowd reacted to their onstage debut together ... these guys should make it happen soon.

Just sayin' ...


Ben Simmons Cozyin' Up With Tinashe ... After Sixers Win

3/22/2018 6:37 AM PDT
Breaking News

Give Ben Simmons the Rookie of the Year award RIGHT NOW ... 'cause the NBA star has finally gone Instagram official with smokin' hot pop singer Tinashe!!

As we previously reported, the "No Drama" singer told us earlier this month that Simmons was her "little boo thang." Things appear to have heated up since then ... with the couple posting identical pics on IG. 

Simmons -- who's averaging damn near a triple-double this season -- captioned his romantic pic with the clever line "This is a dime I can’t pass."

But the winning didn't stop for the 21-year-old phenom ... Philly ended up beating up on the Grizzlies, too, and his Sixers are now tied for the 4th spot in the East!!

Don't turn it over, Ben. 

The Weeknd Caught Shooting New Music Vid ... In Prep for Coachella

3/22/2018 12:50 AM PDT

The Weeknd whipped a small California town into a frenzy when he shut down streets to shoot a music vid, which turns out ... should be out right before Coachella.

Production sources tell TMZ ... the singer took over tiny Taft, California -- about 120 miles northwest of L.A. -- last week to film the vid for his new single. It looks like it will feature Abel riding on some sort of hoverboard ... which is pretty badass. 

We're guessing the new track will be released next month before The Weeknd takes the stage at Coachella, where he's headlining the Friday night shows. 

The new song will be his first solo joint since he released his "Starboy" album in 2016.

And when he sings it ... the Taft folk can tell their story. 

Bobby V Suspect in Georgia Rape Case

3/22/2018 12:40 AM PDT

Bobby V is listed as the suspect in a rape that allegedly happened last weekend, according to cops now investigating ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... the R&B singer was named by a woman who filed a police report in Cobb County, GA early Monday, March 19. We're told the alleged rape occurred Sunday. It's unclear where or what the circumstances were. We do know Bobby lives in the area.

Cops say they have an open investigation into the case, so they're keeping details under wraps for now.

Bobby's rep tells us they are pursuing legal action "against what appears to be a weak yet calculated attempt to obtain financial gain through ulterior motives in the matter." The rep did not say the alleged victim requested money directly from Bobby, but called her version of events an apparent false report.

The rep added, "Bobby takes any allegation against women very seriously. However, false allegations damage true victims of sexual abuse." 

You'll recall ... Bobby claimed he was the victim of an extortion plot last year, when a video surfaced online of him allegedly skipping out on a prostitute without paying.

Queen Latifah Mom Dies After Long Struggle with Heart Condition

3/21/2018 6:16 PM PDT

Queen Latifah's mom has died after a very long battle with a heart condition ... TMZ has learned.

Latifah revealed the sad news Wednesday, saying ... "It is with a heavy heart that I share the news my mother, Rita Owens passed away today ... She had struggled with a heart condition for many years and her battle is now over."

The rapper and actress told People in 2015 she would stay at her mom's home in New Jersey to help take care of her when she wasn't working in California.

Owens had reportedly been taking meds and was aided by a defibrillator implanted in her chest to avert a heart attack. She also had to maintain a very healthy diet to live with the condition.

Latifah says she's heartbroken, but knows her mother is now at peace.

Kanye West Nothing's Easy, Yeezy!! Chinese Co. Trying to Take Over His Brand

3/21/2018 5:26 PM PDT

Kanye West might have to strap on his fightin' shoes ... because a company has come out of nowhere to compete for the right to use his Yeezy nickname.

According to new legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Kanye's company was outmaneuvered by a Chinese company that swooped in and filed trademark paperwork in an effort to stake its claim to the popular Yeezy brand name.

Kanye's company has owned the name Yeezy for footwear since 2013, but for whatever reason abandoned the trademark for other clothing items besides shoes in 2017. The Chinese company -- listed as Fujian Baby Network Technology Co. -- seized the opportunity by immediately filing trademark paperwork for the term "Yeezy Boost" for its clothing products.

The rapper's company then refiled its application for Yeezy clothing, but the trademark office said not so fast ... because the Chinese company now has dibs.

The good news -- Kanye shouldn't have to worry about this affecting Yeezy sneakers, but if he wants to branch out and start making mittens or even g-strings ... he might be in for a legal battle.

Jacquees Busted on South Beach ... Told Cops, 'Don't Touch Me!'

3/21/2018 5:07 PM PDT

Jacquees got into a confrontation with cops on South Beach -- with a bunch of Spring Breakers watching -- and ended up getting arrested, after allegedly driving without a seat belt ... TMZ has learned.

The singer was driving down the famed Ocean Drive Wednesday -- in a Lambo -- when a Miami Beach officer pulled him over. According to cops, the officer told Jacquees he was getting pulled over for failure to wear his seat belt, and was asked to present his driver's license.

When he refused to show his license, the officer told him to get out of the car -- which he did, but he refused to walk with the officer to the sidewalk. Cops say Jacquees yelled, "Do not touch me."

By this time, a vocal crowd of Spring Break kids gathered and they were clearly pissed about the situation. As a result, the officer called for backup. In the video, you see Jacquees get cuffed, and the arresting officer yanks his arm pretty hard on the way to the cruiser.

He was booked for failure to obey a lawful command, and for the seat belt infraction ... both misdemeanors.

Return to your normal Spring Break activities, kids. 

Braxton Sisters Deal with It, Tamar! Your Ex is Fair Game for TV Trash Talk

3/21/2018 2:56 PM PDT

Tamar Braxton getting all butt hurt over her estranged husband's portrayal on "Braxton Family Values" makes zero sense to her sisters, who say they're gonna keep trashing him ... like family should!

Trina, Towanda and Traci Braxton told us Wednesday, Tamar's stance is hypocritical because she's guilty of airing the dirty laundry of other family members in the past.

We broke the story ... Tamar thinks the show's new season has been edited to vilify her soon-to-be-ex, Vincent Herbert. The sisters didn't exactly deny doing it, but said they just keep it real by sharing their true feelings ... whether cameras are rolling or not.

As for any contact with Vincent, sure sounds like the ladies still have Tamar's back ... as they did in October. Remember, we got them fresh off a plane on the way to comfort her after news of Vincent's alleged infidelity broke.

Ozzy Osbourne Suing AEG You're Making Me a Slave to Staples

3/21/2018 2:37 PM PDT

Ozzy Osbourne is suing AEG, claiming the entertainment group is essentially blackmailing him to perform at the Staples Center ... or else.

Ozzy is scheduled to perform at the O2 Arena in London, but AEG has a giant string attached ... they won't let him play the O2 unless he also performs at Staples in L.A.

Ozzy feels this is effectively a violation of the antitrust laws, which prohibit businesses from gaining a stranglehold on customers. 

Osbourne has set his sights on the newly refurbished Forum in nearby Inglewood ... not so much because he's set on performing there, but because he wants a bidding war between Staples and The Forum so he can line his pockets with more money.

According to his agreement with AEG, if Ozzy performs anywhere within a 25-mile radius of L.A. he MUST perform at Staples, and that takes away his leverage. As for the O2 Arena ... the only way he can play there is if he plays ball with AEG in Los Angeles.   

The lawsuit includes an email from Sharon Osbourne to AEG, saying, "Shame on AEG for bringing artists into a power struggle that you're having with your competition, Live Nation."

Ozzy wants a judge to invalidate the provision in his contract that forces him to perform at Staples.


Rich the Kid Wife Files for Divorce

3/21/2018 12:28 PM PDT

3:55 PM -- Rich the Kid and Antonette have two kids together -- ages 1 and 2. She's asking for full physical custody of their two children to give him visitation rights and joint legal custody. She wants spousal support as well. 

Rich the Kid is headed to divorce court ... but the details are super sketchy.

We picked up a petition Wednesday filed by Antonette Willis against Dimitri Roger ... that's the government name of Rich the Kid.

There have been rumors he cheated on her ... his wife actually put him on blast on social media, claiming he was messing around with Blac Chyna and India Love.

The wife also accused Rich the Kid in 2016 of domestic violence. 

The details of their marriage are almost non-existent. There are reports they have one kid together.

XXXTentacion Can I Get Off House Arrest, Judge'?' I Gotta Tour to 'Stay Afloat'!

3/21/2018 12:13 PM PDT

12:51 PM PT -- The judge just granted XXX's request, he's officially let off of house arrest. His attorney, David Bogenschutz, tells us XXX and his legal team are very pleased with the decision, and it was warranted based on his performance the last few months. David says, "Hopefully these are the first steps towards complete freedom."

The rapper will submit to monthly drug tests and report his travel.

XXXTentacion is pulling a DMX and asking a judge to let him off house arrest so he can make some cash ... TMZ has learned.

XXX's legal team filed docs, obtained by TMZ, asking a Florida court to remove the rapper's ankle monitor and let him out of the house so he can hit the road and make some touring money after his new record, "?" (the name of the album), hit the shelves last week.

As we reported ... XXX was placed under house arrest after being hit with 15 new felony charges for what prosecutors believe to be witness tampering by coercing his girlfriend into not testifying against him.

According to his attorneys, XXX is gonna be in dire straits financially if he isn't allowed to tour and reap the benefits of his latest work. As is the case with many in the music biz ... XXX insists artists make hardly any dough from the record sales themselves.

XXX's lawyers say he's willing to abide by the same probation terms he was subject to prior to the most recent charges in his domestic violence case ... namely, submitting a travel itinerary, submitting to drug and alcohol tests ... and checking in with a PO early and often.

Considering XXXTentacion "desperately requires" this touring income to "stay afloat" -- according to his team -- he might wanna look to DMX for some guidance. Well, partly ... we suppose.

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