Grabbed a Beer ...
Big Flipping Deal
7/18/2014 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
I Did Your Stupid Concert
Fork Over My $375K
7/18/2014 5:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Avril Lavigne signed on the dotted line for a huge gig that was supposed to pay her a whopping $500,000 -- but nearly a year after her performance she's still waiting for most of the cash ... so she's suing to get it.
Avril filed the lawsuit against 2VLive -- a live concert streaming company -- claiming it agreed to pay her the half million bucks in exchange for promotional appearances, and a concert in New York City on September 25.
The company agreed to pay Avril in 3 installments -- according to the docs filed in L.A. and obtained by TMZ -- $125K, $300K, and finally $75K. Problem is ... Avril says she only got the first payment.
Additionally, Avril says she got into bed with an affiliate of 2VLive that produces video greeting cards. In the docs, she says she was supposed to get 15% from that deal, but again ... she's still waiting for a payday.
The suit is 23 pages, but could've been way shorter -- for instance: Why'd they have to go and make things so complicated?
David Hasselhoff's Ex Pam Bach
Targeted for Hit-and-Run
Witness says She was WASTED
7/18/2014 3:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Pamela Bach -- famous for once being married to David Hasselhoff and 2 DUI arrests -- is now accused of slamming into a parked car while drunk.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the LAPD is currently investigating an incident last Friday night ... when Pamela was driving down the block where she lives and she slammed into a parked car.
We're told an eyewitness says Pamela skidded down the street and pulled into her driveway 5 houses up the block. When she got out she was stumbling and the witness says Pamela was clearly intoxicated.
The LAPD has taken a hit-and-run report and the case is currently under investigation.
This is not Pamela's first brush with the law or another car. She was prosecuted for hit-and-run in 2007 but the case was dismissed. She's also been convicted twice for DUI and served jail time.
Bach tells TMZ ... there's a simple explanation for the latest mishap. She says she was on her way home from the dog park when she dropped her cell phone and as she reached for it she sideswiped the parked car, but insists the damage was minor.
Bach says she drove up to her house and when she walked back down she couldn't find the car she hit ... so she went back home.
Bach insists ... she didn't have an ounce of alcohol.
Crash Joke Was Not Aimed at Crash Victims ...
7/18/2014 2:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jason Biggs may have apologized, but he made it clear today ... he doesn't really get why people were so pissed he cracked a joke about Malaysia Air almost immediately after the crash.
Jason flew into LAX and was willing to talk about the tweet that caused the firestorm -- but seemed to be saying people only got angry because they misunderstood the joke.
Jason told a photog, "I don't want it to be misinterpreted that I joked at their expense, so if I did that I do apologize."
Is there anyway else to take it?
Here's the thing. Good on Jason for apologizing if he felt it was necessary. But watch this clip -- kinda makes you think his apology was forced ... even though he claims it wasn't.
Arrested and Jailed
7/18/2014 2:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Omarion was just hauled off to jail because he committed a cardinal driving sin -- not showing up to court on a traffic ticket.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the singer was tooling around the San Fernando Valley late Friday morning when he was stopped for running a stop sign. The officer ran his license and found there was a warrant out for his arrest ... for failing to appear in court on an earlier traffic ticket.
The singer was cuffed and taken to jail.
Omarion -- the former lead singer of B2K -- is being held on $20,000 bail.
In other news...
In all her platinum blonde glory, Tori Spelling stepped out wearing this heavily-patterned halter bikini.
Kanye's Like a Stranger
That's Why I Didn't Go
7/18/2014 1:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Brody Jenner has zero relationship with Kanye West ... and that's a big reason why he didn't make the trek to Europe for Kim's wedding.
Kim's step-bro made the comments on his podcast Thursday, insisting he was not disrespecting Kim by being a no-show at her wedding but front and center at the wedding of her ex-BF Reggie Bush.
Brody says there are 2 other reasons he didn't show:
-- Short notice
-- The wedding was way far away in Paris. It was actually Florence, but whatever.
It's a good sell. You buyin'?
Casey Kasem Body
7/18/2014 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Casey Kasem has been dead for more than a month .... yet he's not been buried and now we've learned his body is missing.
Fingers now point in the direction of Casey's widow, Jean. Family sources say Jean took the body from a funeral home the day before a judge ordered her to keep it there so an autopsy could be performed.
The autopsy is crucial to an ongoing criminal investigation targeting Jean. The Santa Monica PD is looking into elder abuse allegations ... that Jean took Casey on a wild, week-long multi-state car ride which caused him to develop bed sores that got infected and contributed to his death.
Jean and Casey's children have been at war for years.
As for where the body is ... no one but Jean seems to know, and no one can find her either. It's interesting ... Jean listed Jerusalem as her address on Casey's death certificate.
Casey's daughter Kerri believes Jean is out of the country.
We reached out to Jean's people. So far no word back.
YouTube Star Michelle Phan
Sued for Ripping DJ Kaskade Hits
In the Name of Makeup
7/18/2014 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michelle Phan's built a YouTube empire of 6.6 million followers ... but she did it by jacking huge hits from Kaskade and Deadmau5 and slapping them on her hugely popular videos ... according to a new lawsuit.
Phan -- known as the "beauty bestie" -- is famous for the makeup tips she's been posting since 2007 on YouTube -- but Ultra Records says she's been using music from some of its huge artists without permission. Ultra is home to EDM giants Deadmau5, DJ Kaskade, and Calvin Harris, and many more.
According to the suit filed this week in Los Angeles ... the offending Phan videos have racked up more than 150 MILLION views. Ultra wants Phan to reveal how much cash she's made off her YouTube channel ... and it wants ALL of her profits.
Phan's one of the most popular YouTubers out there. She's even parlayed her online success into an endorsement deal with Dr. Pepper, Lancome ... and her own makeup line.
Son Trades Hollywood for D.C.
7/18/2014 10:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Pierce Brosnan's handsome son has become Malia Obama's mirror image ... SHE left Washington for Hollywood and he did the reverse.
17-year-old Dylan is working as an intern for Mass. Senator Ed Markey -- doing gopher things like grabbing burgers for the staff.
As we reported ... Malia fetched coffee during her week as an intern for Halle Berry's new show,
2 things about Dylan:
Thing 1 -- He's learned the D.C. code. He doesn't answer questions
Thing 2 -- He's gonna slay a bunch of chicks on the Hill
ATTEMPTS Cliff Dive
7/18/2014 10:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
We have found something Justin Bieber is worse at than wearing shirts ... cliff diving.
Bieber tries to do a flip off a rock Thursday in Malibu Creek ... but he doesn't quite stick the landing.
You can't fully see Bieber hit the water, but based on the sound ... and the reactions of the people around him ... it wasn't good.
It's been in the low 80s this week in Malibu, so the wetsuit seemed ... soft.
In other news...
Chelsea Houska hasn't let her busy schedule keep her from staying in shape.
Check out the photo she just shared showing off her new figure!
Cops Say Slap was JUSTIFIED
7/18/2014 10:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tim McGraw is NOT in trouble with the law for slapping a woman at a concert ... in fact, law enforcement sources in ATL tell TMZ ... Tim may actually be the VICTIM.
Our sources at Atlanta PD tell us ... they've seen the video of Tim bitch slapping a woman who grabbed onto him at Sunday's concert. TMZ has 2 views of the incident. In one it looks like she might be grabbing for his crotch, but in another it looks like she's trying to rip his jeans.
The sources say ... the woman has NOT complained to police, and until she does no action will be taken. But they add, it seems to them the woman is the aggressor and Tim's slap is "a common reaction." Nonetheless, cops tell us if she complains they'll investigate.
Take a close look at the video. It appears Tim reacts by making a movement that causes her to release his leg ... but then he takes a quick beat before hauling off and slapping her. So the slap looks gratuitous.
McGraw is no stranger to grabby fans. Back in 2007, a woman tried to grab his junk ... and his wife, Faith Hill, was quick to give her a stern talking to.
Lil Wayne & Christina Milian
Not Dating, Just Business
Cause That Would Be SUPER WEIRD
7/18/2014 9:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lil Wayne and Christina Milian are NOT dating ... despite the hot hands at the ESPYs ... it's all part of Wayne's clever ploy to make $$$.
Milian recently signed with Young Money Entertainment and Wayne is planning on rolling out her music big time. Our sources say Wayne had the idea to take Christina to the ESPYs to drum up press ... and that's the beginning and end of the story.
Now the backstory on why their dating would be SUPER creepy. Ready?
-- Christina Milian has a daughter with The Dream
-- Lil Wayne has a son with R&B singer Nivea
-- Nivea has a daughter and twin sons with The Dream
So Christina Milian's daughter and Lil Wayne's son have three half-siblings in common.