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Ex-'Dance Moms' Star Countersues Music Producer Used Me It's Abby Lee's Fault!

8/8/2017 2:52 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ex-"Dance Moms" star Mackenzie Ziegler is firing back at a music producer who sued her, saying the guy's a fraud who never paid her for her tunes ... and she's laying the blame on Abby Lee Miller.

Mackenzie and her mom, Melissa Gisoni, countersued Kismet Music and its head honcho, Andrew Logan, after Kismet sued the 13-year-old a couple months ago. Kismet claimed she allegedly broke her contract by working with another producer.

In new docs, obtained by TMZ, Mackenzie's attorneys say the only reason she signed with Kismet was 'cause Abby told her it was a bonafide hit maker. The docs also claim the now-jailed Abby strong-armed Ziegler and her fam into it.

Abby is not a defendant in Mackenzie's suit.

As for Kismet saying she owes them dough ... Maddie Ziegler's little sis calls BS on all fronts. She claims Kismet and Logan have none of the accolades Abby hyped, and claims they've grossly underpaid her for the music she's already recorded.

Mackenzie wants the rest of the money she says she's owed ... and her Kismet contract axed.

'Bachelor in Paradise' Corinne, DeMario Pool Footage ... Shown For First Time

8/8/2017 6:38 AM PDT

Corinne Olympios looked more than willing and fully conscious when she led DeMario Jackson into a pool as they started to hookup while shooting "Bachelor in Paradise."

A scene that appears to be part of the controversial incident -- where Corinne essentially claimed sexual assault because she says she was not conscious -- was teased Monday night during the 'Bachelorette' finale. It shows Corinne leading DeMario into the pool in the daylight, with some of her fellow cast members close by ... and cameras rolling.

It seems Corinne's speaking coherently and looks very with it ... much like we reported. It's unclear, though, how much time passed between this pool scene and the alleged sexual misconduct. Her legal team says the footage that alarmed a 'BiP' producer -- which eventually shut down production -- took place in a hot tub, not the pool.

We've confirmed that's accurate, and Warner Bros. says that hot tub footage will not be aired.

We broke the story ... Corinne and DeMario will not come face-to-face in the 'BiP' reunion show. Corinne has admitted to mixing alcohol and prescription drugs, which she says led to a quick blackout.

'Bachelorette' Star Eric Bigger Not Broken Up Over Rachel's Rejection ... Not Even Close

8/8/2017 7:17 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Eric Bigger is the exact opposite of heartbroken after getting rejected by Rachel Lindsay on the finale of "The Bachelorette" ... in fact, he almost seems a little too happy.

We got Eric Monday night at Catch after Rachel's new fiancee, Bryan Abasolo, was revealed to 'Bachelor' Nation, and he says his heart is stronger after the show. He also talks race and defends Rachel's final choice.

As for his rejuvenated heart ... Eric explained it on the show, saying Rachel helped him experience love for the first time, which made him grow up big-time. 

His epic beard has helped a lot too, apparently. The real question ... next 'Bachelor'?

Corinne Olympios Admits Mixing Prescription Drugs with Booze Before DeMario Hookup

8/8/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Corinne Olympios was popping pills and mixing booze during "Bachelor in Paradise" filming before the infamous swimming pool hookup with DeMario Jackson ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to production tell TMZ ... Corinne made the admission during Saturday's taping of the 'BiP' reunion. We're told she didn't elaborate on what kind of Rx, but she's adamant -- ingesting the pills that day and mixing it with booze intensified her drunkenness, which she says led to her blacking out. 

TMZ broke the story ... production shut down following allegations of sexual misconduct in a pool. A producer felt Corinne was incapable of giving consent, but the video and interviews with various members of cast and crew led Warner Bros. honchos to conclude ... she knew what she was doing.

It's interesting ... when 'BiP' filming resumed, new policies were implemented, such as checking bags for prescription drugs, legal or otherwise. Now it makes sense.

Obvious question -- why'd she mix meds with booze? We're told Corinne pled ignorance.

'Bachelorette' Rachel Lindsay Cuts Last Black & White Guys in Finale Colombian Puts a Ring On It

8/7/2017 7:54 PM PDT

Rachel Lindsay likes her fiancee the way she likes her coffee -- Colombian, and there to wake her up in the mornings ... which is why she chose Bryan on "The Bachelorette" finale.

Rachel gave contestant Bryan Abasolo the final rose during Monday night's final episode of the season, cutting both Eric Bigger and Peter Kraus in the process -- the last black and white guys on the show, respectively.

Eric took his elimination like a champ, all things considered. He even got let go before Peter, who's been having serious commitment issues all season ... but bowed out in grace.

As for Peter ... he kept it painfully real. Basically, he didn't want to get engaged to someone he just got to know and fell in love with over 2 months. Bryan clearly did.

Lisa Vanderpump & Ken Todd Sued for Getting Ruff at Dog Charity ... They Deny the Attack

8/7/2017 4:46 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Lisa Vanderpump's husband assaulted a dog rescue's executive for not playing ball -- so claims the rescue operation in a new lawsuit, but Lisa says the allegation's all bark ... no bite.

Spot Rescue is suing Ken Todd, Lisa and the Vanderpump Dog Foundation claiming Ken got pissed when Spot's executive director refused to provide pooches for a fundraiser gala Vanderpump sponsored.

According to docs, Spot's executive refused because it's against company policy -- but Ken got pissed. He allegedly threw her against a wall and yelled, "Do you know who I am? I will ruin your life!"

The director relented and sent dogs to the event, but when it came time to split the $64,000 raised, Ken shorted the operation ... according to Spot Rescue. In the suit, the org says Ken offered partial payment, but only if the exec released him from liability for the assault.

Lisa denies Ken touched anyone. She adds, "It was a beautiful event with friends who donated to the charity," and there was no deal to split profits with Spot Rescue. She says it only asked for money after seeing how much dough they raised.

'Rica Famosa Latina' Star Luzelba 30 Stitches Later ... Claro Que Si, She's a Whore!

8/7/2017 2:05 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The "Rica Famosa Latina" star who got her forearm slashed open by her co-star confirmed our Spanish translation of an insult she hurled moments after the slicing ... and yes, "puta" does mean "whore."

We spoke to Luzelba about the fight last Thursday between herself and Patricia, during which Patricia broke a glass on Luzelba's arm and cut it wide open ... leaving behind a flap of skin and tons of blood.

30 stitches later ... Luzelba's doubling down on her insult right after when she said to Patricia "Estas sola por puta."

Sure enough, it means what we said it means. De nada. 

'Rica Famosa Latina' Star Chunk of Forearm Sliced Off ... During Epic Fight

8/7/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Two of the "Rica Famosa Latina" stars got into a massive brawl ... ending with one of the cast members losing a chunk of her forearm.

The violent incident went down Thursday night during filming at WeHo Bistro ... as Luzelba and Patricia discussed rumors Patricia slept with her sister's husband. The conversation's in Spanish, so trust us, entendemos todo.

The chat actually seemed civil ... until Luzelba threw a glass of water at Patricia. Not to be outdone, Patricia breaks a glass on Luzelba's right forearm ... let's just say the video isn't for the faint of heart, and the injury required more than 30 stitches.

For good measure ... Luzelba tells Patricia, "You're lonely because you're a whore."

The show airs on Estrella TV in September ... and TMZ's Not Ricos, Not Famosos will be glued!

Danny Dias Chronic Substance Abuse Killed Him

8/7/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Former "Road Rules" star Danny Dias died of complications from chronic substance abuse, and the lacerations found on his forearm had nothing to do with his death ... TMZ has learned.

The Chief Medical Examiner in NYC tells us Danny did not have any lethal injuries, and it's been determined he died of natural causes ... brought on by years of substance abuse. The M.E. adds there was no evidence of any acute level of drugs in his system.

Translation: he didn't OD, but he'd been in bad shape for years.

As we first reported ... cops said Danny had 2 lacerations on his forearm the day his body was found in his apartment. The M.E. says the cuts were fresh, but ultimately did NOT cause his death, as police first suspected.

Danny was 34.

Farrah Abraham Gets Friendly Ass Grab from Frenchy Morgan

8/6/2017 7:42 AM PDT

'Teen Mom' Farrah Abraham and 'Celebrity Big Brother' alum Frenchy Morgan clearly had no idea cameras where trained on them as Frenchy grabbed a piece of Farrah's famous ass.

The thirsty pair were hanging at a Vegas pool Saturday, soaking up attention for anyone in the market to watch.

Farrah was there for the Backdoor Key launch party -- seriously.  It's a shindig a Crazy Horse III, a Sin City gentleman's club.

Good to know Farrah's rebounding in the cash department after losing money on her L.A. pad. 

'Bachelor in Paradise' Reunion Corinne and DeMario Won't Come Face-To-Face

8/6/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Bachelor In Paradise" is hyping a one-on-one showdown between Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson, but it will actually be more like Michael Phelps' race against a great white shark.

Sources close to production tell us Corinne and DeMario did NOT come face-to-face when the reunion show taped Saturday. While promoting the show, host Chris Harrison has said he'll be talking with both of them together ... insinuating he'd be mediating/refereeing.

While fans would eat that up ... it ain't gonna happen. We're told DeMario came out for a solo sit-down with Harrison, but left before Corinne did her one-on-one. We're told neither were briefed on plans to be onstage at the same time.

Our DeMario sources tell us he's no longer interested in seeing Corinne face-to-face to hash out the aftermath from their pool sex encounter -- mostly because he doesn't think she would be genuine.

'SYTYCD' Winner Sentenced to 1 Year Behind Bars ... for Attacking GF

8/3/2017 4:37 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Joshua Allen -- the Season 4 winner of "So You Think You Can Dance" -- was sentenced to 1 year behind bars for attacking his girlfriend ... TMZ has learned.

Allen pled no contest Thursday to felony domestic violence and felony assault with a deadly weapon. He was then taken directly to jail. Allen wept in court after he was sentenced.

He also got 5 years probation and was ordered to complete 52 weeks of domestic violence classes. He can't go near the victim for a decade.

TMZ broke the story ... Allen went after his gf back in June and chased her into a coffee shop. When a woman tried stepping in, Allen allegedly threw a glass vase at her and trashed the shop before bystanders took him down.

'RHONY' Star Luann D'Agostino Divorce Drama Was Not On Camera

8/3/2017 4:03 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

'Real Housewives of New York' star Luann D'Agostino timed her divorce just right to avoid it playing out on the show.

Our 'RHONY' sources say production for this season wrapped a couple months ago ... so if there were any juicy spats in the days before Luann and Tom D'Agostino's divorce announcement, cameras missed the action.

D'Agostino also dodged any mention of the big D during the reunion, which was taped a few weeks ago. Our sources say the couple's sometimes rocky relationship was discussed, but there wasn't a peep about a split.

As we reported, Luann announced Thursday she and hubby Tom were calling it quits ... just 8 months after they tied the knot.

We're told producers are scrambling to figure out a way to weave the divorce into the reunion episode. Take 2?

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