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Phoenix Sundown

Insane Jail Interview

Targeted Multiple Girls on 'Dance Moms'

9/4/2015 7:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0903-phoenix-sundown-tattoo-kgtv-02Phoenix Sundown -- the man currently behind bars for sending sexual material to a 12-year-old star on "Dance Moms" -- is so obsessed with the show he has a tattoo of Abby Lee Miller on his throat.

Sundown was interviewed in his jail cell by KGTV in San Diego, and he revealed JoJo was not his only target ... he says he also set his sights on 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler, sending her 11 boxes of material.

It will be interesting to see what happens to this guy ... whether he's prosecuted or put in a psych ward ... or both.

'Love & Hip Hop: New York' Star Tahiry Jose

I'm Suing Mr Fiasco for Beating Me Up

9/3/2015 1:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0903_Tahiry-Jose_TMZ"Love & Hip Hop: New York" star Tahiry Jose says her life has been derailed after being brutally attacked by a male model ... and now a jury will decide what's what. 

Tahiry is suing Carlos Fiasco, whom she says beat her to a pulp and dragged her by her hair backstage at a New York Fashion Week modeling show.  

Fashion show production people tell us, Fiasco became irritated at Tahiry because she was acting "too Hollywood." 

Tahiry -- who dates Joe Budden -- says the attack was so bad she can't work, but it's unclear what work she lost. It seems she's talking about doing club appearances because she continues to be on the show.

Terrell Owens

Called Out By Estranged Wife

... Over 'Celeb Wife Swap'

9/3/2015 12:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0903-terrell-owens-rachel-snider-TMZ-Instagram-02Terrell Owens' estranged wife Rachel Snider is livid at the former NFL star ... publicly bashing him for appearing on "Celebrity Wife Swap" with another woman ... while the two are still married.

Owens and Snider separated after three days of marriage back in 2014, but they're not officially divorced. So when Snider got word that T.O. was appearing on "Celebrity Wife Swapwith another woman and family ... she blasted him (and the network) on Twitter.

"No I don't know who that woman is , and no I do t know how @usacelebritywif has my estranged husband on there with this woman," Snider wrote. 

Owens fired back ... telling Rachel, "U're nothing to me. U just want attention."

The whole ordeal was beautifully chronicled by our friends at BSO, and we've put all the the tweets in a gallery below because frankly ... these two talk a lot.

Check out the drama.

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'Dance Moms' Suspect

Criminal Record Includes

Lindsay Lohan Obsession

9/3/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0902-dance-moms-creep-sundown-lindsay-lohan-TMZ-YOUTUBE-01The guy busted for sending child porn to one of the "Dance Moms" kids had violent fantasies about Lindsay Lohan and served time in prison and a mental hospital ... TMZ has learned.

According to court docs we've obtained ... Phoenix Sundown was arrested back in 2007 for assaulting his 18-year-old girlfriend. He was 29 at the time. Sundown got 3 years in a state pen, but was eventually diagnosed with a mental disorder and transferred to a prison hospital.

During counseling there ... doctors discovered Sundown had several photos of women with red pen and wax markings on their breasts and crotches. One collage showed a Lindsay Lohan pic with trails of red dripping on her body, and Sundown holding a long knife over her.

He also copped to writing to Spin magazine about his sexual fantasies with several other female celebs, but said he never contacted them directly.

As TMZ first reported ... Sundown was arrested Tuesday for sending pornographic images to a "Dance Moms" student. He remains behind bars on $25,000 bail.

Vivica A. Fox

Forget Trump

Women Should Rule the World

9/3/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Vivica A. Fox has strong views on who should run the country and primetime TV, and neither involves men. 

Vivica, whom Donald fired from 'Celebrity Apprentice' last year, has a surprising pick to replace him on the show. It's clear she has no hard feelings for the Trump family.

As for who gets her vote for Prez, Donald's not even in the running.

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'Dance Moms'

Man Arrested for Sending Child Porn

To Underage Cast Member

9/2/2015 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0902-dancemoms-art-LIFETIME-01Cops nabbed the guy who allegedly sent creepy packages to a "Dance Moms" star who is a minor -- and they believe some of the items he sent were pornographic.

TMZ has learned the suspect is named Phoenix Sundown ... and San Diego PD arrested him Tuesday afternoon. As we reported earlier ... the packages arrived at a Pennsylvania post office on Tuesday, and the bomb squad was called in to destroy them.

36-year-old Sundown was booked for sending explicit or obscene matter to a minor -- specifically images of a minor engaged in sexual conduct. He's being held on $25,000 bail.

We've spoken to reps for the "Dance Moms" student to whom Sundown sent the package. We're not revealing her name because of her age -- but the rep tells us Sundown started harassing the child 2 months ago.

The rep says Sundown would post pics of Elizabeth Smart, tag the the "Dance Moms" star ... and included the hashtag, "#futuregoals." They immediately reported the activity to police. 

'16 and Pregnant'

Whitney Purvis Busted

... For Brooming Ex-BF

9/2/2015 3:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0902-Whitne-Purvis-FACEBOOK-01Former "16 and Pregnant" mom Whitney Purvis tried to clean up -- allegedly attacking her ex with a broom -- and still got herself arrested. Again. 

Purvis was busted in Rome, GA on Wednesday afternoon after police say she broke into Weston Gosa's home by throwing a wheel through 2 windows -- and then whacked Gosa with a metal broom handle. 

She allegedly hit Gosa in the leg and side. 23-year-old Purvis was booked for felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor trespassing. 

Purvis and Gosa are familiar with jail -- they've been arrested multiple times for everything from DUIs to stealing a pregnancy test.  

'Little People, Big World' Kid

I'm Getting Screwed ...

Out of My Cash

9/2/2015 8:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0902-jacob-roloff-tumblr-01"Little People, Big World" star Jacob Roloff is turning on the show ... or he's turning on his parents -- it's unclear -- but he's definitely pissed about money.

Jacob posted a message saying, "Man I wish it didn't feel like I was getting fu*ked out of the money from the show that was my childhood right now." 

Amy and Matt Roloff's 18-year-old son was not more specific about who he feels is ripping him off. It's worth noting ... Jacob was noticeably absent from a recent wrap-up special that included every other family member.

Sources connected to production tell us Jacob, like all minors on TLC programs, had his own bank account where his salary was regularly deposited during his 9 years on the show. 

Jacob's been on the show since the start, but was not heavily featured in the most recent season.

We've reached out to TLC ... so far no word back.

'Bachelor in Paradise'

Ashley Is Still ...

Tightly Gripping Her V-Card

9/2/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

"Bachelor In Paradise" star Ashley Iaconetti did not serve Jared anything with a cherry on top -- not her's anyway, because Monday's episode was just a tease, or at least that's her story.  

TMZ has learned Ashley I.'s telling friends ... producers fed her those lines about possibly losing her famous virginity. If you missed it, Ashley's chastity seemed up for grabs when she drunkenly slurred that she dug Jared enough to give it up to him.

Sources close to Ashley say she knows virginity is the thing that's made her famous, so she'd never blow it on a one-night stand.

We're told she's holding out for Mr. Right -- who, as we all know, rarely pops up on reality shows.

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'RHOA' Cynthia Bailey

Possible Demotion

... For Kicking Porsha

9/1/2015 4:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0901-cynthia-bailey-housewives-TMZ-10Cynthia Bailey didn't even make it a full season, and she's already on the verge of following in Porsha Williams' footsteps -- as in, getting demoted. 

In the wake of the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" fight -- where Cynthia kicked Porsha -- production sources tell us show honchos are reviewing footage of the incident and weighing their options for discipline.

TMZ broke the story ... Porsha and Cynthia got into it while shooting a scene on a boat -- Porsha called Cynthia a bitch repeatedly ... until CB snapped and unleashed a kick

We're told producers want to see just how bad (or good, for ratings) the fight was ... and there's a possibility Cynthia could be demoted to the dreaded 'friend of the cast' title -- as opposed to full cast member. And yes, that would mean a cut in pay too.

As for why PW's neck isn't on the line? We're told there's no rule against antagonizing -- hell, that's the meat of the show -- but getting physical crosses the line.

This is old hat for Porsha ... who got bumped down after her epic Kenya Moore brawl. She's hoping to earn a promotion this season.

Porsha Williams

Kicked In The Gut

... By 'RHOA' Co-Star

9/1/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0831-porsha-williams-cyntha-bailey-TMZ-01'Real Housewives of Atlanta' has figured out a way to replace NeNe Leakes ... with a good old fashioned bitch fight. 

We're told Porsha Williams was on a boat in ATL with fellow castmate Cynthia Bailey when things got hot. The 2 women began arguing about nothing and Porsha started calling Cynthia a bitch. Cynthia tried to disengage, walking to the other side of the boat, but in true form Porsha followed.

Porsha got in Cynthia's face, and that's when Cynthia exercised self-defense, kicking Porsha in the stomach. Producers came in before Porsha could react and restrained her.

As for injuries ... Porsha went to the hospital, where she scored pain meds.

And big surprise ... the fight was captured on camera.

Kardashians

Beach Residents to Sue Family

Over Terrifying Fireworks Show

8/31/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0828-kris-jenner-khloe-kardashian-james-harden-fireworks-fun-art-GETTY_TMZ_COMPOSITE-01The Kardashians may have bought themselves another round of fireworks ... in court.

Twelve Marina del Rey homeowners -- including several celebs -- have banned together and will file a small claims court lawsuit against Khloe and Kris for terrorizing an untold number of residents, who thought their city was under attack. Turns out it was a massive fireworks show at the stroke of midnight Wednesday to celebrate James Harden's birthday just outside the breakwater.

Each resident will demand $7,500 ... the max allowed in California small claims. As for their damages, one homeowner says her kid freaked out. Another says she has MS and her condition has worsened since the incident. They all say they suffered emotional distress.

The people suing say money is not the object. They want to come face-to-face with Khloe, Kris and the others and confront them for conduct they say was rude and supremely selfish. The reason they chose small claims ... lawyers aren't allowed, so the famous family will have to appear. 

Tila Tequila

Negotiating Return to 'Celeb Big Brother'

... But Also Threatening Lawsuit

8/31/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0828-tila-tequila-tmz-01Tila Tequila wants back on "Celebrity Big Brother" now that she's apologized for her comment supporting Hitler, and we're told she's negotiating with producers to return, but also giving them an ultimatum.

TMZ broke the story -- Tila was removed from the show after day 1 ... producers said they couldn't tolerate someone who supported Hitler. But Tila believes producers planned from the very beginning to feign shock and fire her to drum up publicity. 

A rep for Tila tells TMZ the show did a thorough background check on the reality star before they signed her. The rep says Tila's pro-Nazi remarks in 2013 were readily searchable.

We're told producers and Tila are now discussing the possibility of her returning. 

If she can't work it out, we are told she'll sue to get her $175,000 check. 

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