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'Plastic Wives' Star

My Ex is Like Satan!

50 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
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1119-frances-marques-dr-ryan-stanton-tmz-yt-01 "Plastic Wives" star Frances Marques says her ex-husband threatened to kill her ... and looked like he was possessed by the devil while trying to do her in.

Marques -- who stars on the show with her ex, Dr. Ryan Stanton -- claims he went berserk last month at his Bev Hills office when she tried collecting rent ... calling her an "old ugly c**t."

In her court docs, Marques alleges Stanton takes "loads" of steroids ... and fears his rage will cause him to shoot her and her daughter. She says everyone at his office is afraid of him.

A judge gave her a restraining order ... but he only has to stay 10 yards away, so it's iffy protection.

We reached out to a rep for Stanton who says "Dr. Stanton refutes Ms. Marques' claims. The hearing on this matter will reveal Ms. Marques' shameless abuse of the legal system."

'DWTS' Celeb Janel Parrish

'Pretty Little Liars' Could

Sabotage Dance Title

11/22/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Dancing With The Stars Janel Parrish
Janel Parrish is pulling double duty on "Pretty Little Liars" AND "Dancing with the Stars" -- and TMZ has learned she's spread herself so thin, she's alienated castmates on both shows.

DWTS sources tell us ... Janel's pro dance partner, Val Chmerkovskiy is freaking out ... because she's missed two days of critical dance rehearsals due to long days of filming on PLL.  

We're told ... Val believes he and Janel have a real shot at winning the trophy -- the finals are Monday and Tuesday -- but thinks her PLL schedule is sabotaging their chances.

As for Janel's "Pretty Little Liars" co-stars ... we're told Lucy Hale and others in the cast have been conspicuously absent from the DWTS set the entire season ... and have given her little to no support -- even when she danced to the PLL theme song.

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Queen Latifah

CANCELLED

11/21/2014 12:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

1121_queen-latifah_tmz_logo"The Queen Latifah Show" just got the ax.

The show is in its 2nd season and we're told production will be coming to a halt. Our sources say the staff was brought into an office Friday AM and given the news. The honchos weren't specific but it's all about ratings and cost.

Queen Latifah just posted a note on her Facebook page, saying to her staff, "Your dedication and sacrifice was crucial to the entire team, and in the face of intense challenges, you displayed 'True Grit.!'"

She ends by saying, "The most important thing in life is that you wake up every single day and take chances. No matter what the outcome ... believe in yourself and continue to fly."

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Bill Cosby

Two Networks Vow ...

We're Not Cancelling Reruns

11/21/2014 10:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Bill Cosby Show RerunsTV Land may have canned Bill Cosby's classic show from its schedule ... but 2 other networks are standing firm behind the comedian -- and there's a big demographic difference.

Centric -- which frequently airs marathons of "The Cosby Show" -- vows the network will continue to air reruns.

Same goes for ASPiRE ... which claims to be "closely monitoring the situation" -- but they're not taking reruns of his other sitcom "The Bill Cosby Show" off the schedule.

Both networks market themselves as targeting African Americans -- so it looks like they believe their demo hasn't turned its back ... at least yet.

This is the first good news Cosby's heard all month.

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Ricki Lake Divorce

Hubby Claims, 'You Defrauded Me!'

11/21/2014 10:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Ricki Lake
tricked her estranged husband into signing a prenup and he wants the divorce judge to invalidate it ... TMZ has learned.

Ricki's hubby, Christian Evans, claims Ricki committed fraud in getting him to sign the prenup before their marriage in April 2012. He does not explain the basis of the fraud, but this becomes SOP in lots of celebrity divorces, where the other spouse tries to squeeze more cash out than the prenup provides.

If the prenup is invalidated, Evans would be entitled to half the earnings during their marriage ... although Ricki's heyday was her talk show era, long before they got hitched.

Based on what we see ... it looks like what Christian is really gunning for is more spousal support than the prenup provides.

'Ink Master' Contestant

I Colored My BF's Eye Black

And Got Busted

11/21/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Maddie la Belle Arrested
"Ink Master" contestant Madison "Maddie la Belle" Loftis tattooed her boyfriend, but not with ink ... with her fists, and she ended up in the slammer.

Maddie -- who appeared on Season 3 -- tells TMZ she got into a fight that started with words and ended with fists. She says it was mutual combat, but she's the one who called the cops.

Greensboro cops tell us when they arrived Maddie was fine, but her boyfriend had a swollen eye.

Maddie's man didn't want to press charges, but North Carolina requires cops to arrest someone who inflicts injury during a domestic fight ... so she got busted for misdemeanor assault and battery.

Maddie says all is forgiven and they're back together.

As for whether she would punch him again, Maddie told us, "Every day, all day."

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'Party Down South' Star

Drinking And Driving

... It's Sorta My Thing

11/21/2014 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Josh Murray DUI
The cast of "Party Down South" has a love for booze in mass quantities ... and they've racked up another in a long list of DUIs.

PDS star Josh Murray was pulled over in Rankin County, Mississippi early Saturday. He flunked the field sobriety test and went to jail for DUI and driving with a suspended license.

It's the second time Josh has been popped for DUI. He faces jail time, and license suspension for 2 years.

PDS has a rich history of alcohol-related hijinks. Mattie Breaux was busted for DUI earlier this year, Ryan Richards bonged an entire bottle of Jägermeister, and Lyle Boudreaux allegedly stole a credit card so he could keep his binge on during Mardi Gras.

The good news ... at least nobody pissed themselves this time.

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Actress Louisa Moritz

Cosby Forced Oral Sex

During Carson Appearance

11/20/2014 5:02 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1120-louisa-moritz-IMDB-01An actress who played Rose in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and starred in the '70s show "Love American Style" claims Bill Cosby stuck his penis in her mouth in her dressing room before an appearance on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show."

68-year-old Louisa Moritz tells TMZ ... she was at the NBC studios in New York in 1971, waiting in the green room for her appearance on the show. She says there was a knock at the door, and it was Cosby, who she says walked in and said he was impressed with her work and "implied that he was going to see to it that I will become a major star through his direction."

Moritz -- who also played a cop in Cheech and Chong's "Up in Smoke" -- says Cosby "suddenly approached me and took out his penis, which was now in the line of my face [she's 5'0"] and pressed up against it."

She goes on, "He took his hands and put them on the back of my head and forced his penis in my mouth, saying, 'Have a taste of this. It will do you good in so many ways.'"

She says as Cosby walked out he turned and said, "Now you don't want to upset me and the plans for your future, do you?"

Moritz says she never told anyone, until now. She says although the statute of limitations has run out, she intends to file a civil lawsuit against Cosby.

Cosby's lawyer, Marty Singer, tells TMZ ... "We've reached a point of absurdity. The stories are getting more ridiculous."  Singer adds, "Mortiz is a lawyer who was disciplined by the California State Bar and ordered not to practice." We pulled the documents -- she can't practice because she didn't report certain quarterly reports ... the nature of the reports is unclear from the documents.

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'American Idol'

Racial Suit Dismissed

You Snooze You Lose, Judge Says

11/20/2014 2:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"American Idol" is NOT racist against Black contestants -- the lawsuit filed by 10 former Idol wannabes who claimed they were cut over race ... has been dismissed, but mostly on a technicality.

TMZ broke the story ... the contestants claimed "Idol" producers dug up criminal charges from their pasts -- including crimes for which they were never convicted -- and this was done strictly because they're Black.

According to new court docs, however ... all but 1 of them waited too long to file their cases, and since the statute of limitations ran out ... they had no leg to stand on. A judge tossed the cases.

The one who DID file in time -- Chris Golightly ... had his case dismissed when "Idol" proved to the court the reason he was booted was because he'd violated a show rule by being in a band.

Idol -- 10 ... Plaintiffs -- 0

Ex-En Vogue Singer

I Want Money for Lifetime Movie

Or I'll Sue!

11/20/2014 1:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1120_en_vogue_lifetime_getty2Former En Vogue singer Dawn Robinson will sue Lifetime if it dares to air a movie about the group that doesn't include her character.
 
Lifetime has "En Vogue Christmas" on its schedule this weekend ... it's a fictional movie about a family that convinces the group to reunite to save a local concert house.  Issue is, Dawn's character is nowhere to be seen. Two of the original 4 members of the group are in the flick.

Dawn has a problem ... she gave up all "En Vogue" rights years ago after leaving the group in '97.

Robinson says, at the very least, she will boycott Lifetime, telling us ... "I have no interest in watching it. It looks horrible. I'm sad for them. ... After seeing the Aaliyah biopic, I'm extremely worried that this is going to be a trainwreck."

Lifetime had no comment.

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'Bachelor' Creator

Criminally Charged

With Disturbing 'Baywatch' Star's Peace

11/20/2014 8:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"The Bachelor" creator Mike Fleiss has been criminally charged for harassing "Baywatch" star David Charvet and his famous wife Brooke Burke ... an arrest warrant was issued, and it has to do with fake barking dogs.

The L.A. County D.A. has charged Fleiss with the crime of disturbing the peace by loud noise. As we previously reported ... Charvet and Burke complained Fleiss initiated a campaign of terror and harassment against them, making physical threats and blaring barking dog sounds at all hours from huge speakers pointing at their property. 

We're told Fleiss -- who also produced "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" -- was uncooperative with police during the investigation.

Charvet and Burke tried unsuccessfully last month to get a restraining order but, presumably, the arrest should do the trick.

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

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Al Michaels

Dennis Miller on 'MNF' ...

'He Had a Pretty Good Run'

11/20/2014 6:51 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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111914_al_michaels_launchDennis Miller's short-lived stint as broadcaster for "Monday Night Football" has been described in a lot of ways ... but this might be the first time anyone's called it a "good run."

The comic's former "MNF" booth partner Al Michaels was out in NYC yesterday when we asked if Miller got a fair shot when he was part of the ABC team from 2000-02.

"He was on the air for 2 years," Michaels said ... "That's a pretty good run on 'Monday Night Football.'"

Problem is ... it's not.

O.J. Simpson went 3 seasons in the booth. So did Alex Karras

The only famous announcer to spend less time on the "MNF" team is Joe Namath .. who was fired after 1 season in 1985.

As for Miller, he was replaced by a guy named John Madden. Apparently, he has a video game or something.

Iggy & J.Lo

Scare the Crap out of ABC's AMAs

With Their Booty

11/20/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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111914_jlo_iggy_ass2assIggy Azalea and Jennifer Lopez have created excruciating stress on several ABC staffers -- the censors who will have their hot little fingers on the button during Sunday's American Music Awards.

Our spies tell us ... Iggy and J.Lo will perform "Booty" ... and network honchos are nervous ... real nervous. The execs have set the ground rules ... no cracks, no rubbing. There will be a 3-4 second delay, but these shows have a rich history of raunchy performances slipping through ... the cracks.

It's interesting ... we're told ABC has not put the kibosh on spanking ... something fairly prominent in the music video. But that's as sexual as execs will allow.

The question ... will Iggy and/or J.Lo cross the line?

Pray God.

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