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Refusing to Hire 'Black' Names

10/9/2015 10:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Raven-Symone threw a giant rock from inside her glass house, and it's bouncing back in her face -- because her refusal to hire people with "black" names has some people calling for her to be fired.

"The View" co-host admitted on Thursday she discriminates when it comes to people with names like "Watermelondrea" ... and would not hire someone with such a unique name.

Of course, that comment came from a black woman named Raven-Symone ... while she was rocking a hot pink mohawk.

The irony is not lost on 'View' fans, many of whom are blasting Raven on social media and even calling for her to be replaced ... by Rachel Dolezal.


Justin Bieber

Nude Pics Not THAT Bad ...

'Cause I'm That Big

10/9/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1008_justin_bieber_tmzJustin Bieber's lawyers are barking about three nude pics taken of him on vacation in Bora Bora, but we know Justin isn't all that pissed because the shots show just how ... GIFTED he is.

Multiple sources close to Bieber tell TMZ he was upset paparazzi, armed with telephoto lenses, snapped the photos of him butt (and other parts) naked frolicking with Jayde Pierce. We're told he thought it was a total invasion of his privacy.

We saw it the same way, and decided NOT to post the images. But our sources say Justin's anger faded when the pics went viral ... for one seemingly larger than average reason: Bieber's a really big deal, and we're told he's happy the world knows it now.  

As we reported, JB's lawyers threatened media outlets that published the pics. We're told his legal team was just doing its job ... sending the message that Justin's not okay with the violation.

But reality is, there's almost zero chance Justin sues ... 'cause as they say, size matters.


Malcolm-Jamal Warner

What Saddens Me Most About Cosby Scandal

... The Show's Legacy

10/9/2015 6:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Malcolm-Jamal Warner weirdly groused his greatest sorrow over the Bill Cosby sex scandal is the legacy of the show.

Warner said in an interview, "My biggest concern is when it comes to images of people of color on television and film, no matter what ... negative stereotypes of people of color, we've always had "The Cosby Show" to hold up against that. And the fact that we no longer have that, that's the thing that saddens me most because in a few generations the Huxtables will have been just a fairy tale."

He did say he felt sorry for the women whom Cosby allegedly victimized. But his overriding concern seems to be the show.

Different strokes ...


Big Ang

Caitlyn Jenner ...

I'm Over 'HIM'

10/6/2015 1:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Big Ang decided to go on the attack against Caitlyn Jenner  ... but her choice of venue was odd ... a gay night club. 

It all went down during the question round of the Miss Feathers Pageant in New Jersey, where Ang asked contestants what they thought of Caitlyn Jenner.

A contestant's answer sends Ang off in a third-person pronoun tirade.

Big Ang punches below the belt a couple more times before walking off stage. She kinda reminds us of an evil Rodney Dangerfield, no? 


Mischa Barton

Repo Man Coming For Her Audi Q3

9/30/2015 6:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Mischa Barton better put her brand new Audi Q3 in high gear if she doesn't want the repo man to take it back ... because she hasn't paid a dime on her lease in 4 months.

Mischa signed the car lease at the end of March. She put down $2,300 and agreed to $696.29 a month for 3 years ... but she's only made one payment. 

According to legal docs, the leasing company got impatient and demanded she return the Audi, but she didn't. So now the leasing company is turning up the heat, demanding full payment -- $40k.

Barton's financial problems are well-documented  ... she sued her mom Nuala back in April, claiming the momager pocketed a big chunk of her earnings and even forced her out of her own house.



David Spade

Sued by Krista Allen

He Stole My Show!!!

9/25/2015 4:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0925-david-spade-krista-allen-tmz-getty-01David Spade has always been a ladies man, but he just lost one for good ... comedian Krista Allen, who's suing Spade for allegedly screwing her out of a TV show.

According to Krista's lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- last year, she came up with the idea for a show called "Frauditions," a fake talent show in which participants are conned into participating in front of actors posing as judges.

Krista says she pitched her idea to David and he loved it, and they agreed to an even split of profits. But she says things went majorly south when the show went into development and David's lawyer tried to change the split from 50/50 to 70/30. In the end, she rejected the proposal.

Come to find out ... David produced and hosted a show called "Fameless," which Krista says is a ripoff of "Frauditions." "Fameless" is airing on truTV.

Krista -- who's appeared in "Liar Liar", "Anger Management" and "Spin City," was rumored to have dated David in 2001.

She wants more than a million bucks.

We reached out to Spade ... so far no word back.

UFC Legend Tank Abbott

I'll Fight Ronda Rousey

... No Chick Could Beat Me

9/22/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UFC icon Tank Abbott says there's NO WOMAN on Earth who could beat him in a fight -- Ronda Rousey included -- because at the end of the day ... "She's a girl."

Abbott went on a rant explaining why men are simply superior when it comes to combat -- saying Ronda would get rolled by Floyd Mayweather ... because she's got "all this emotional stuff" due to being a woman. 

That's when 50-year-old Tank took it a step further on his podcast -- saying he would beat ANY woman in a fight ... and he's willing to put his money where his mouth is. 

"I will fight any woman on this Earth for free," Abbott says.

"If I win, which is going to happen -- and you’re going to get bashed up good -- you have to make me a sandwich. If you win, I’ll give you $100,000."

Tank says there's one caveat -- "You can't be a tranny ... you gotta be a female. Born a female."

No word if Tank's had any offers -- but we're guessing there won't be a shortage of women looking to beat his ass after hearing this. 

Corey Feldman

Stars in 'Waterworld: The Lawsuit'

9/21/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0918_corey-feldman_TMZCorey Feldman  landed the role of a lifetime ... villain in a real-life disaster movie. It's a life or death scenario and his co-star is the California drought.

SCENE: A gated home in suburban Encino, CA, with plenty of trees and grass.

Dept. of Water and Power operator:  "Mr. Feldman, it seems you haven't paid your water bill for 2011. We don't mean to bother you but you owe $6,170.18

Corey: Yeah, yeah, you'll get your money. My business manager's on it.

Operator: Mr. Feldman, we are in the middle of a drought, and I can't help but notice you do a lot of watering.

Corey: Trees gotta eat. Grass has gotta grow.

Operator: Mr. Feldman, if we don't get our money pronto, we have no choice. We'll have to take you to court.

Corey:  Do what you gotta do.

SCENE: 4 Weeks later ... Los Angeles Superior Court:

Judge: Calling the case of DWP vs. Corey Feldman. Is counsel present?

DWP Lawyer: I'm Abe Silverstein for the DWP, your honor.


Judge: It seems Mr. Feldman's lawyer is not present. Default for DWP

(Judge slams gavel)



California's Comin' for Me!

9/20/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0918-tyga-TMZ-0Tyga is getting hit from every angle on the money front.

Kylie's BF just got slapped with a tax lien from the State of California to the tune of $19,124.98. He allegedly shorted the Golden State on his 2009, 2010 and 2011 tax bills.

$20k would ordinarily be chump change for a rapper at his level, but he already owes his landlord $70k in back rent, and has lawsuits piling up.

It's also not the first time Uncle Sam has come after Tyga ... the feds hit Tyga last year with a $100k delinquent bill. 

Things could be worse, but he's dating Kylie so he's got collateral.

'The View'

Big Advertisers Pull the Plug

After 'Nurse' Comments

9/17/2015 10:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


"The View" may need a nurse to stop the bleeding, because TMZ has learned 2 major advertisers have cut the cord after the women went off on the nursing profession.

Johnson & Johnson and Eggland's Best are pulling ads from the ABC show. EB seems to be making things final, saying, "In light of the comments about the profession recently made ... we will no longer be advertising." J&J says they've "paused our advertising accordingly." 

Co-hosts Michelle Collins and Joy Behar criticized Miss Colorado during the talent portion of the "Miss America" pageant Sunday for wearing her nurse-garb.  

The two tried to smooth things over with an apology on Wednesday but it looks like the big business wigs weren't buyin' it.  

We reached out to "The View" for comment ... so far no word back.

Miss America Pageant

Meltdown Over

Vanessa Williams Apology

9/11/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0910-vanessa-williams-tmz-4The Miss America execs preparing for the live show on Sunday are in crisis mode over Vanessa Williams' appearance ... and it all has to do with the nude, girl-on-girl pics that caused her to get dethroned 31 years ago.

Sources connected with the pageant tell TMZ, Vanessa agreed to appear at the beginning of the show where a Miss America official would apologize for forcing her to resign after the now-famous photos were unearthed. Vanessa would then be presented with a fresh crown.  

But production sources tell TMZ, there was a meeting Wednesday between Vanessa's people and the organization and it all hit the fan, because the Miss America people were under the impression Vanessa would apologize for her actions, and then they would give her the crown.

It seems almost ridiculous pageant officials would think Vanessa would fall on the sword, but that's the case. 

As of Thursday night, the 2 sides are at an impasse. The pressure's on the organization, because a promo has been running non-stop touting Vanessa's return.  


First Porn Star In Space

A Grammy Winning Producer

Beat Me Up

9/11/2015 6:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Coco Brown, the first porn star to book a trip into space, says she was attacked by Grammy winning producer Tom Elmhirst and now she wants him arrested. 

Brown says she went to visit a male friend last week, who was also a friend of Tom's. She says she left and went to meet up with Tom at a restaurant.

According to her police report, Tom -- who's worked with Amy Winehouse and Adele -- flew into a jealous rage, shoving her into the street and threatening to kill her. Cops showed up but neither wanted to talk. Apparently Coco had a change of heart because 3 days later she filed a police report.

We reached out to Tom but he didn't want to talk.

Cops are investigating.

WWE Diva Jasmin

I'm Keeping My Job

I Never Tweeted N-Word

9/10/2015 2:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0910-jasmin-areebi-facebookWWE NXT Diva Jasmin was the victim of a racist Twitter hack and will not lose her job in the ring ... according to an investigation by the WWE.

Jasmin recently came under fire for racist tweets she allegedly wrote back in 2011 and fans were calling for the diva to get the boot. However, a rep for the WWE tells TMZ, "Jasmin's Twitter account was used without her knowledge when she was 16 and 17 years old." 

There were three tweets in question, the most disturbing was quoted by Jasmin and said, "Ugh ... fu**ing ni**ers ... that's why I chose white folk. Hmph." Jasmin followed the quoted tweet with, "word."

Things didn't go so well for Jasmin's fellow-diva Zahra Schreiber who was fired last month after photos of swastikas she posted in 2012 resurfaced online.

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