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Christie Brinkley and John Mellencamp I Need a Lover ... Who Won't Rock the Boat

11/19/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1118_christie_brinkley_john_mellencamp_kissing_launchChristie Brinkley and John Mellencamp took their relationship to the next level -- hanging together at his fabulous island estate ... yet in true Mellencamp fashion it still had a down home feel.

The couple was all hugged up on a dock on Daufuskie Island ... offshore from Hilton Head, SC. Christie hopped a water taxi on Wednesday back to the mainland after what had to be a fabulous getaway to John's island retreat.

The rocker remodeled an old country estate home on the island back when he was with Meg Ryan. The place is so fancy now, it's been written up in Architectural Digest. 

It's no Pink House, but it'll do in a pinch.


Charlie Sheen Sex Partners Threaten You Stop Paying ... You're Screwed

11/18/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1117-charlie-sheen-tmz-01Charlie Sheen is on the brink of a legal fight with the people he claims shook him down for millions.

Sheen said on "Today" some of his sex partners threatened to expose his HIV status unless he paid them huge amounts of money. But several lawyers who rep some of the sex partners tell us they did not shake Charlie down at all ... the settlements were all kosher and legal. 

We're told the settlements were structured in installments over a period of years. Charlie said flatly, the gravy train will stop now ... he will not continue to pay.

But the lawyers for the sex partners tell us, if Charlie stops paying they will go after him with a vengeance. What's more, we're told under the settlements, if Charlie misses an installment the entire sum becomes due immediately. 

The lawyers say their clients are victims ... people who didn't know they were having sex with someone with the HIV virus ... some of whom claim the sex was unprotected.


Charlie Sheen Exposing Sex Partners to HIV is a Crime

11/17/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1116-charlie-sheen-tmz-05Charlie Sheen could have some big legal problems with the revelation he has HIV, because in California it's a crime for someone to have unprotected sex when that person knows he or she is infected with HIV. 

Charlie has not said if he's had unprotected sex, but as we previously reported we know he's settled several cases with people who were unaware of his HIV status and had sex with him. If he did have unprotected sex, under California law, he could get 6 months in jail.

The law is clear ... anyone with a communicable disease who "willfully exposes another person" is guilty. There was a case this past March in which a San Diego man was convicted of the crime for willfully exposing his boyfriend to HIV. He was later sentenced to 6 months in jail. 

The stakes are higher if someone knows they have HIV and has sex with another person with the intent to transmit the disease ... then it's a felony punishable by a maximum of 8 years in prison. 

Law enforcement sources say no one has come forward yet complaining Charlie exposed them to HIV.


Justin Bieber Illegal Writing's On The Wall ... My Album Drops Tomorrow

11/12/2015 4:58 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1112_justin_bieber_graffitti_TMZ_WMJustin Bieber's new album has fans so amped, they're willing to face criminal charges just to get the word out. 

A graffiti mural of the Bieb's name appeared on a retainer wall off the 10 Freeway in L.A. on Thursday with "Nov. 13" ... the day his album drops. It's unclear who vandalized the wall but one thing's for sure, they love JB.

Justin made a big graffiti push on his Instagram last month, revealing each song name from "Purpose" with a custom mural ... so we wonder if someone else caught the spray painting itch. 


Taylor Swift Wins Lawsuit Judge Uses 'Shake it Off' Lyrics To Dismiss Lawsuit

11/12/2015 8:51 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1112-taylor-swift-tmz-02Taylor Swift got a federal judge to fan girl out in a legal victory in which her Honor snatched the singer's lyrics to make her point.

A songwriter had sued Taylor, claiming she stole his song "Haters Gone Hate" in creating "Shake it Off."  

Judge Gail Standish wasn't having it, and set a dismissal in motion. Here's what Judge Standish wrote:

"At present, the Court is not saying that Braham can never, ever, ever get his case back in court. But for now, we have got problems, and the Court is not sure Braham can solve them"

She goes on, saying the lawsuit "has a blank space -- one that requires Braham to do more than write his name."

But Judge Standish isn't done, saying the lawsuit is fundamentally deficient and "Band-Aids will not fix the bullet holes in the case."

And of course, she ends by ruling, "At least for the moment, Defendants have shaken off this lawsuit."

Nervous, Judge Judy

Salt-N-Pepa Pushin' It Real Good for ... Pep's 51st Bday Surprise

11/11/2015 1:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Pepa was the victim of a setup for her 51st birthday -- her friends and family organized a baller surprise party to kick off a month-long celebration.

Pepa told us her husband, Gurps Singh Rai, was the mastermind behind the whole thing. He pretended they were going out for a quiet dinner, but ended up at SIXTY LES in NYC with about 300 people. 

We're told guests feasted on a soul food themed spread -- mac & cheese, chicken wings, cupcakes and cake. This was just the start. Pep says she and Gurps are vacationing in Dubai later this month.

Of course ... it wouldn't be a real party without the birthday girl busting out "Shoop." 

Nicki Minaj Wheelchair Org Wants Her to Make Good ... Come Roll With Us!

11/11/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1106-nicki-minaj-freedom-2-roll-TMZ-01Nicki Minaj has a chance to make amends with the disabled community if she agrees to roll alongside a wheelchair group in a Christmas parade.

Freedom 2 Roll co-founder Joe Martinez tells us his activist group reached out to Minaj's camp after seeing the Halloween video of her pretending to cast a spell on a wheelchair-bound woman.

He says the plan is for her to ride a Hovertrax board with the group in the 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade. Joe says they haven't heard back from her camp, and we suspect he won't.

Remember, Nicki claimed the person in the wheelchair was a friend and she was just joking. 

Joe says, even though a lot of people are pissed about the incident ... he believes Nicki meant no harm, and wants to help her make amends with the disabled community.

Floyd Mayweather Strippers & Money & Twerking

11/10/2015 4:13 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

That's it really ... enjoy! 

Jason Aldean Yep, That's Me in Blackface ... For Lil Wayne Costume

11/10/2015 2:41 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1110-jason-aldean-black-face-lil-wayne-NASHVILLEGAB-01Jason Aldean is copping to going out in blackface and dreadlocks for Halloween.

The country star's rep confirms Aldean dressed up as Lil Wayne for his costume, and paraded around with a group of friends. It's unclear where he was at the time, but the group pic first surfaced on Nashville Gab.

So far, Jason's offered no apology -- and his rep made no specific mention about Aldean darkening his face with makeup.

It's worth noting ... Jason is one of the artists on Jay Z's Tidal streaming service.


Michael Lohan Landlord Says He's a Deadbeat Who Cultivates Mold

11/8/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1106-lohan-major-getty-tmz-01Michael Lohan and his kids might soon be homeless ... because his landlord wants them out.

Lohan's landlord says there might be a serious mold problem, but Lohan mysteriously won't allow workers to come in and abate the problem. The landlord says in legal docs Michael refused to let anyone in because he had $40,000 in cash and $300k in watches inside the house.

The landlord claims the mold problem was made worse because Michael hasn't replaced the air conditioning filters.

The docs say Michael's also a crappy landscaper, the lawn, shrubs and trees are all dead.

And to make matters worse, Michael won't pay his rent.

The senior Lohan claims he's not paying because the house is a health and safety trap, and not worth the $4,700 a month in rent. He says his family has suffered "severe health issues" because of the mold problem.

Michael's estranged wife Kate has her own place, but a judge just ruled their 2 kids must now live with Michael's mom, who is living with him. 

Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani A Carefully Orchestrated Coming Out

11/5/2015 4:36 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton carefully choreographed their big reveal in Nashville.

We've learned Gwen and Blake appeared in public after the CMAs to show their mutual affection, and then made a beeline for the airport.

They were photographed holding hands in Nashville at 12:15 AM ... we've learned they got on a private jet and landed in L.A. at 4:00 AM PT.

We're told Gwen's plan was to accompany Blake to the Warner Bros. Music after-party and that's it ... but that was enough.

It was more than mission accomplished. They were received with open arms by everyone.

Bindi Irwin Judge Rejects 'DWTS' Contract No Proof Her Dad Died

11/5/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1104_bindi-irwin_tmzBindi Irwin is caught in a tangled legal web ... her "Dancing with the Stars" contract just got rejected because a judge needs proof her dad is dead. 

Lawyers for the show submitted a minor's contract to an L.A. Superior Court judge ... it's required because Bindi is 17. Her mom Terri signed a form stating she gives up all rights to any money her daughter will make on the show. 

Here's the rub. For some reason the judge wants the same release from Bindi's dad, the late Steve Irwin. The judge said without proof of Steve giving up his rights to Bindi's money, "the court is unable to find that it is in the best interest of the minor to be bound by the terms of the contract."

It's unclear if the judge is unaware Steve died in 2006, or if she's just a stickler for a death certificate.

We're told lawyers for the show will do what it takes to get the judge to sign off. When she does, here's Bindi's deal: 

-- a guarantee of $125k

-- by making it to weeks 3 and 4 she gets an additional $10k per week

-- week 5 gets her another $15,000

-- weeks 6 and 7 she gets $20k a week

-- weeks 8 and 9 she gets $30k a week

-- and if she makes it to 10 and 11 she gets $50,000 a week

Bindi has made it through week 8, so her total so far is $230k, and still going strong.

That's something to fart about.


Happy Birthday Kris Jenner!

11/5/2015 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1104_kris_jenner_sexy_footerKardashian family matriarch Kris Jenner turns 60 on Thursday ... but she certainly doesn't look it!

Happy Birthday, Kris!

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