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Gavin Rossdale 'Suspicious' Over Gwen/Blake Relationship

11/7/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Gavin Rossdale is "suspicious" over estranged wife Gwen Stefani's story that she just became an item with Blake Shelton ... our sources say he just doesn't buy it.

Sources close to Gavin tell us he smelled something was up between Gwen and Blake before their marriage blew up. We're told he does not believe the timing of his divorce with Gwen and Blake's divorce with Miranda Lambert is coincidental. 

We're told Gavin believes Gwen was painting him as a bad guy for cover ... he thinks she was worried he'd take her to the cleaners if he found out she had already hooked up with Blake.

1107-gavin-rossdale-ffn-01And our sources say Gavin's gripes go beyond Blake. He can't believe she's calling him a control freak, because she demanded he NOT go on tour out of paranoia he'd cheat on her. He says she browbeat him into staying home, which greatly impeded his ability to make money. As one source said, "She just didn't let him work." 

And finally, we're told he's indignant she recorded a "woe is me" song, "Used to Love You," in which she cries, "Nobody taught you how to love." We're told Gavin's scoffing at the lyrics, saying he was good enough for her for a long time.  

0807_gaving_gwen_split_footer Sued Where the Real Chicks At?

11/2/2015 12:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1030-ashley-madison-lawsuit-fun-art-02 was selling horny guys on extramarital affairs with phantom women ... so claims a disgruntled guy in a new lawsuit.

David Poyet claims he was lured to the site partly because it boasted a female roster 5.5 million strong ... a full 30% of its users.

But Poyet says the hacking scandal in July unearthed a shocking revelation ... women only populated 15% of the site. 

It gets worse ... the suit alleges there may have only been 12,000 real women on the site ... so the site was just a bunch of dudes trying to hook up with an impossibly small group of chicks.

The man wants to make it a class action lawsuit for unfair and fraudulent business practices and wants more than $5 million. Good luck getting other guys to sign up.

Terrence Williams I NEVER Bought Sex At Louisville ... 'Cause I Didn't Need To

10/12/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1008-terrence-williams-getty-01Ex-NBA player Terrence Williams is calling BS on allegations he had ANY involvement in the Louisville sex scandal ... saying he never had to pay for lovin' in college ... 'cause he was the biggest star there.

Williams -- who now plays overseas -- was at Louisville from '05-'09 and tells TMZ Sports he's furious his name was mentioned in the book "Breaking Cardinal Rules."

The book alleges Terrence ... then a star for the Cardinals ... paid $500 dollars for a sexual escapade with two women -- an assertion which Williams AGGRESSIVELY denies.

"I am not a part of that. To Louisville I am f**king Elvis Presley. So why would I pay anybody for anything?"

"Motherf**kers pay me for pictures and handshakes. And that's not being cocky, 'cause I don't play around with my blessing. I'm very honored to be in that position in Louisville. Louisville is the greatest city, the fans are great, Rick Pitino is great."

He's not finished ... Williams says Katina Powell -- the woman behind the book -- is nothing more than a thirsty, money hungry liar looking for a pay day.

"Nobody's gonna pay attention to a b*tch searching for money. So you make up stuff, and you put out all these allegations. If my name's on anything, provide proof."

"At the end of the day when the smoke clears, she's going to go to jail. You need to be put under the f**king jail. You need to be put in a black f**king hole in Langley."

Terrence says he's got a team of lawyers evaluating his legal options -- and says he's also furious that his former coach Rick Pitino and his close friend Andre McGee are being dragged through the mud

"Andre's the most kind hearted person ever. And Rick Pitino, he's Rick Pitino! A Hall of Famer, a legend ... he don't need to buy any kid p*ssy to get him to commit to the University of Louisville. It's a privilege to play there."

Columbus Short's New GF He Doesn't Scare Me ... I Am His Queen!

10/17/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Columbus Short New Girlfriend
Columbus Short has a new lady in his life who says she doesn't give a damn about his violent past -- and she's not scared because with her ... he's totally submissive.

Columbus's new GF Rashida Russel says they met while he was in Barbados, and the romance continued once they got back to the States (where he was wanted, by the way).

Short is still not divorced from the estranged wife he allegedly threatened to kill -- but his new lady says he's never been abusive, and adds ... "He treats me like a queen!"

He even moved her from NY to ATL where he now lives.

Russell says she's helping to keep Columbus focused while he works on recording music ... by remembering all of his calendar appointments and appearances. Sounds more like an assistant, but hey ... whatever works. 


Columbus Short Throwing 'Scandal' Premiere Party Come Watch Me Die

9/25/2014 9:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Columbus Short's got balls -- gotta give him that -- after being publicly AXED from "Scandal" because of his legal troubles -- he's throwing a big party Thursday night to celebrate the show's season premiere.

Short's hosting the bash at an Atlanta club ... where he also plans to debut the single from his self-titled album ... and get this -- the song's called "Gladiator."

Remember ... at the end of last season Short's character, Harrison had a gun pointed to his head and a gunshot was heard. Fade to black.

Then -- a few days later -- Short pretty much wrote his own ending after he was arrested for domestic violence ... and he was 86'd from the show.  

We're told ... Columbus and "Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes are still tight -- even though she fired him -- and he still wants to support the show ... which is why he's hosting the shindig.

Consider it handled.


Kerry Washington Hiding in Plain Sight With Baby & Husband

9/24/2014 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kerry Washington was spotted out in NYC with her new baby, which would have been shocking enough, but then -- a true unicorn! Her husband, Nnamdi Asomugha was also there ... WITH her ... IN PUBLIC!!

Now, if we could just figure out why he was totally incognito. Smells like President Fitz is in the middle of this mystery ... is what every "Scandal" fanatic is thinking. 

Kerry Washington Rare Appearance with Baby ... And Ex-NFL Star Hubby

9/24/2014 9:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Here's something you never see ... Kerry Washington -- out in public -- WITH HER HUSBAND (her real-life husband, not Tony Goldwyn). 

Kerry and former NFL superstar Nnamdi Asomugha were spotted leaving the Ritz Carlton hotel in NYC last night -- right after a nanny rushed their baby Isabelle into a waiting SUV. 

The couple made sure to keep the baby's face covered -- just as they have since she was born back in April. 

So far, one of the few people to reportedly have seen the baby's face is The President (the real-life president, not Tony Goldwyn).

Columbus Short Sorry Judge, But Skipping Court for Barbados Was The Best!!

9/18/2014 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
091814_columbus_short_launch_v2In the mind of Columbus Short, blowing off a court date in his domestic violence case for a trip to Barbados is "the best thing" he's ever done -- though his bar might be set pretty low. 

As TMZ first reported, Short was arrested last month after he royally pissed off the judge in his domestic violence case by skipping a hearing to hang out in the Caribbean instead.

Stupid, right? Not to Columbus -- watch him justify the trip, and brazenly claim he STILL deserves a break in the case. 

Is there a word for chutzpah in Barbados?

'Scandal' Star Columbus Short is a Great Guy

8/25/2014 8:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
082514_jeff_perry_launch_v2Columbus Short is the "best man" ... so says his former co-star, Jeff Perry, who plays Cyrus Beene.

It's interesting ... check out how solidly Perry supports Short. It's unclear if he knows Short just pled no contest to spousal battery and has another unresolved domestic violence case as well.

Columbus has also been charged with aggravated battery in connection with a fight at an L.A. sports bar. He was arrested in another bar fight in Dallas over the July 4th weekend.  

Columbus also had a warrant out for his arrest ... for blowing off a criminal court hearing in favor of a Barbados vacation. And he got arrested for that warrant and didn't show in another case so a judge issued a second warrant.

Actors are loyal people.

Columbus Short ARRESTED

8/21/2014 12:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Columbus Short just got a new set of cuffs .... he was arrested and taken into custody in a Van Nuys courtroom.

Short has been a wanted man since last month when he failed to appear in his criminal domestic violence case. Short chose to go to Barbados instead. The judge issued an arrest warrant and set bail at $40K.

That same judge became enraged earlier this week when Short skipped another hearing ... he was still vacationing in Barbados. The judge upped the bail to $500K.

The former "Scandal" star showed up this AM to face the music and was immediately arrested.

Now get this ... Short had another hearing today in a criminal case involving a bar fight, but he didn't show because he was in custody. So the judge in the bar fight case issued a SECOND arrest warrant and set bail at $250K.

He makes bad decisions.

Columbus Short Pisses Off Judge Arrest Imminent

8/20/2014 1:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Columbus Short Skips Court
Columbus Short -- like the Caribbean island where he's hiding -- is a little beach ... so says the judge in his domestic violence case who just annihilated him in court.

Columbus was a no show in court again Wednesday AM -- and the irate judge has clearly lost his patience, upping his arrest warrant from $40K to $500K ... that means when Columbus is eventually arrested he has to post half a mil before he's set free.

Columbus has been a fugitive from justice after blowing off his domestic violence hearing last month in favor of his extended Barbados vacation.

We're told ... the former "Scandal" star is expected to fly back to the U.S. Wednesday to face the music ... and we're told he will be immediately cuffed and jailed.

Judgment day awaits.

Columbus Short CONFESSES To Brutality in L.A. Bar

8/11/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Fugitive from justice Columbus Short lied when he claimed the guy he knocked out in an L.A. bar had it coming because he slapped his wife ... fact is, Columbus confessed to the guy IN WRITING.

You'll recall ... Columbus was arrested in March after sucker punching a guy during an engagement party at a West L.A. sports bar. The guy ended up in the hospital with a concussion and broken nose.

Columbus spoke out last month ... claiming he punched the guy in defense of his wife, because the man was taunting the "Scandal" star's wife, slapping her in the face with $20 bills.

But we've obtained a text message Columbus sent to the guy he hit ... sent the very same night of the incident.  Columbus wrote, "I know im texting and incriminating myself but I have to own what I did wrong in that situation."

Columbus goes on, "Im so sorry and completely disappointed in myself," adding, "Whether I go to jail or not that will be the worst punishment of all. Losing you guys."

Columbus is a wanted man after an L.A. judge issued an arrest warrant for failing to appear in his domestic violence criminal case last week. He left for Barbados.

Columbus Short Divorce 'Scandal' Made My Cheapskate Husband Rich

8/3/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Columbus Short Salary
Columbus Short was flush with cash before he got canned from "Scandal" -- banking nearly $65K an episode -- but was a cheapskate when it came to buying jewelry for his wife ... according to his wife.

His soon-to-be-ex, Tanee Short filed new docs in their nasty divorce ... in which she says Columbus earned more than $2.3 million over the last 3.5 years ... the biggest chunk of that from "Scandal" -- which paid him $64,900 per show.

She also claims he raked in an average of 10 grand a pop for nightclub appearances.

Tanee says she's unemployed and lists very limited assets -- some gym equipment and a couple of pieces of jewelry ... a watch and the wedding ring Columbus gave her, worth $3,500.

Tanee was awarded a whopping $17,005 a month in spousal support ... and another $4,595 in child support back in May -- but those numbers could be adjusted, up or down, once the court gets updated financial info.

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