"Blood, Sweat & Heels" star Geneva Thomas is suing her co-star for $25 MILLION ... claiming the woman got her falsely painted as a violent criminal.
Thomas claims Melyssa Ford defamed her after an ugly fight on a boat last week while shooting their show. Ford claimed Thomas grabbed a glass bottle and shattered it over her head. Ford had to get 3 staples in her head to close the bloody gash.
We have video of the fight -- it's not clear who started it and we don't see the bottle smash ... but Thomas is pretty confident she's in the clear.
Apparently authorities disagree ... Thomas was arrested after the fight and she's been charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
CANCELS Cosby Interview
After Rape Allegations Resurface
10/30/2014 10:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bill Cosby won't be promoting his new comedy tour on Queen Latifah's talk show ... because the Queen and her crew got cold feet after rape allegations resurfaced.
Comedian Hannibal Buress called Cosby out last week during a stand up set ... wondering out loud if people remembered Bill had been accused of rape by 13 women over the years. The old news got re-circulated, even though there were not fresh allegations.
Production sources tell us Latifah honchos didn't want the association so they 86'd Cosby. They're particularly sensitive because a video from Latifah's show just went viral, showing a 13-year-old gay kid going crazy on the show after winning VIP Ru Paul tickets.
Cosby has never been criminally charged with sexual assault ... but he has been sued.
As for Latifah ... good thing Jon Cryer is still booked.
A show spokesperson just told TMZ, "Mr. Cosby's scheduled appearance on The Queen Latifah Show was postponed at his request and was in no way related to any of our recent or upcoming scheduled guests."
Our sources stand by the story.
'Family Guy' Star Alex Borstein
Husband Files For Divorce ...
I Want Pewterschmidt $$$
10/30/2014 6:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lois Griffin may lose some of her Pewterschmidt inheritance ... Alex Borstein's husband has filed for divorce -- and it looks like he's about to cut the deck in half.
Jackson Douglas has been married to Alex for 16 years ... before she struck gold on "Family Guy." There's no indication of a prenup, but there is evidence there are MILLIONS at stake. Alex reportedly makes somewhere between $3-5 MILLION per season for voicing Peter's wife, Lois. And all it takes is a few hours a month.
Jackson -- who played Jackson Belleville on "Gilmore Girls" -- stands to walk away with half the earnings under the laws of California.
He also wants joint custody and spousal support.
Sources tell us it's an amicable split though ... and Jackson wants to make sure his kids aren't traumatized from the split.
Sorry Gloria ...
This Split Ain't Amicable
10/30/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Our sources tell us ... Matt was the one who called things off with the "Basketball Wives" star -- and he's still upset and hurt about the things that led up to the split.
The Matt Barnes and Gloria Govan break-up isn't as friendly and happy and cheery as she says it is ... this according to sources close to Matt, who tell us this thing is pretty damn far from amicable.
As we previously reported, Matt believed there were major "trust issues" in the relationship -- and now we know reconciliation is the last thing on his mind.
Meantime, Gloria insists the two are working things out -- and have a "dope" relationship and are working together to co-parent their twin sons.
We're told that Matt is 100% committed to the children -- he just has issues with their mother.
Blood Clots Torpedo 'Housewives' Trip
10/30/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
NeNe Leakes had to make a choice, which was ultimately simple -- "Real Housewives" or her life.
Our NeNe sources tell us ... she just canceled a flight to the Philippines for a RHOA shoot because of her recurring problem with blood clots that form around her lungs ... the same condition that landed her in the hospital last November.
Flying long distances is potentially fatal for people with a propensity to develop blood clots ... and the 20-hour flight from Atlanta to the Philippines was just too risky.
The rest of the cast is already there. She's still part of the cast, but won't be on this particular episode.
Too bad ... the only other person in the Philippines with that kind of heat is Imelda Marcos ... and she's way old ... fact is, we thought she was dead.
Mama June, Sugar Bear, Honey Boo Boo
United We Stand
10/29/2014 3:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It's a curious pic indeed. Sugar Bear, arm-in-arm with Mama June and Honey Boo Boo.
The pic was taken Wednesday in Milledgeville, GA. It's obvious ... they wanted to be photographed, and June looks especially happy to see the paparazzi.
For June, it's a big deal that it LOOKS like she has an alliance with Sugar Bear, who has been extremely upset that she's been dating convicted child molester Mark McDaniel.
As for Sugar Bear ... he's walking a tightrope. He has no plans to fight June for custody, because his life isn't stable enough to care for Honey Boo Boo. He doesn't even have his own place to live.
Given that he's not fighting for custody ... Sugar Bear needs June because she controls access to their daughter.
Bringing a child molester into your life can really complicate things.
Nails in the Clear
10/29/2014 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bruce Jenner showed his true colors in Malibu Wednesday.
Bruce 86'd the fire engine red nail polish he sported just a day earlier. It's unclear why ... the polish looked professional and usually lasts a lot longer than a day.
Maybe it was part of a Halloween costume. Or maybe he just wanted it for a day. Lots of maybes.
'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta'
Producers Take Sides
FIRE 2 Castmates
10/29/2014 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Benzino and fiancee Althea Eaton think "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" should air on Animal Planet ... because they think producers are making them scapegoats.
Production sources tell us the couple was given the boot Wednesday AM ... with no explanation.
Benzino says it's obvious he and Althea are being blamed for the fight between them and castmates Joseline Hernandez and Stevie J ... a brawl that proved irresistible for other cast members.
TMZ broke the story ... Althea sued Joseline, claiming she started the fight while she was high on crack.
Although Althea got her ass whooped ... producers sided with Joseline, even though other castmates felt Joseline should have gotten the boot.
VH1 wouldn't comment, but it's pretty obvious. Joseline's better TV, and that trumps everything.
Won't Fight for Custody UNLESS ...
10/29/2014 12:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sugar Bear will NOT make a play for custody of Honey Boo Boo unless things escalate between Mama June and convicted child molester Mark McDaniel and the child is materially harmed.
Sources connected to Sugar Bear tell TMZ ... as of now he will not fight for custody, and it's not just about June. We're told he does not feel equipped to take custody of the 9-year-old. He doesn't have a place of his own right now -- he's been living with a friend since he and June separated.
It doesn't mean Sugar Bear is not concerned. We're told he stops by June's house daily to check on the kid, but so far he has not sensed anything that has damaged her.
As we reported ... Sugar Bear is not happy that June is back with McDaniel. It was a source of friction in their relationship -- she refused to 86 the pics of the man who molested her older daughter -- and ultimately became a significant reason for the break-up.
Sprung from Jail
Craving 5 Guys
10/29/2014 12:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Love & Hip Hop" star Rich Dollaz is returning to the scene of the crime ... he's headed back to a Five Guys burger joint after getting sprung from a NJ jail.
We broke the story ... Dollaz was popped by cops Sunday night as he came out of Five Guys carrying a bag of burgers. Police say he was wanted because he owed $10,500 in unpaid child support.
A rep for Dollaz calls the whole thing a misunderstanding ... and tells TMZ Dollaz had been trying to resolve the child support case.
Hudson County jail officials say Dollaz was released after paying his debt in full ... and walked out of jail a free -- and hungry -- man. He even took the time to take a pic with fellow inmate Jason Rios, who was released at the same time.
The rep tells us ... Dollaz never even got to eat his expensive burgers -- they were confiscated by cops -- but he's headed right back to Five Guys ... so he can ketchup on what he missed.
'Firefly' Actress Summer Glau
My Stalker Burns Incense
and Demands Money!
10/29/2014 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A star from "Firefly" claims an obsessed fan has been at her doorstep, demanding a million bucks and burning incense around the perimeter of her property ... so she ran to court for protection.
Summer Glau -- who's also been featured in "Arrow" and "Sequestered" -- claims Gary Gin came to her house in February and said he wrote the sequel to "Serenity" and demanded $1 million for his work. Summer -- who is 6 months pregnant -- says in legal docs her fiance confronted the guy.
But Gin didn't leave. Instead, the 33-year-old actress claims he burned incense around her house to make a statement. But that wasn't all. She claims 3 weeks later she got a package and when she opened it it looked like a bomb ... filled with bird feathers, tree branches, wires and bones.
She included a 4-page letter she received from him, in which he says, "Relying on telepathy to communicate with you has been problematic for me." He wanted an in-person chit chat.
The judge saw it Summer's way, and granted a restraining order.
NFL Star Antonio Gates
Shoots TV Show Cameo
... On Day Off
10/29/2014 6:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
ANTONIO GATES IS BACK!!!
Not just because he's having one of the best seasons of his career, but he's also returning to "The League" ... and TMZ Sports has the footage.
The San Diego Chargers tight end used his day off from practice to come up to L.A. to shoot a cameo on the hilarious FXX show ... and he talked to us about the shoot on his way off the set.
Gates has been on the show before -- and was hilarious ... when he was confronted by one of the characters in a hot tub whose fantasy team had lost because Gates scored a TD.
So, does Antonio have a post-NFL career in Hollywood?? Check out the clip ... he's not exactly shooting down the idea.
Split from Matt Barnes Is Amicable
... 'We're Dope'
10/29/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Basketball Wives" star Gloria Govan says a reconciliation with L.A. Clippers star Matt Barnes is NOT out of the question ... telling TMZ Sports the split with her estranged hubby is "definitely amicable."
We broke the story ... Matt separated from Gloria earlier this summer with sources telling us "trust issues" played a part in the split. So far, neither Matt nor Gloria have filed for divorce.
Now, Gloria tells us the two are still on pretty good terms -- "we're dope" -- and says they're working together extremely well to co-parent their twin boys.
It's an interesting turn of events ... considering Gloria is being sued for allegedly forging Matt's name on official documents to take out a secret $150k loan.
Gloria also says she expects to get together with Matt this weekend to help the kids celebrate Halloween.
Stay tuned ..