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Birdman vs. Lil Wayne

War is On

NO SETTLEMENT

1/24/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0123-birdman-lil-wayne-tmz-02Birdman and Lil Wayne have officially declared war ... settlement talks have broken down and Wayne will now sue his mentor, claiming among other things Birdman owes him $8 million.

As TMZ reported ... the 2 titans tried coming to terms this week but it wasn't meant to be. Now Wayne will ask a judge to declare him free of Cash Money and Birdman's control. Wayne says Birdman has violated their contract by withholding the release of his new album.

As for the $8 MIL claim ... Wayne says Birdman owed the money for his latest album -- it was supposed to be an advance.  

Birdman has held firm ... he will release the album "in due time," but clearly that's not good enough for Wayne.

We're told Wayne will keep recording but he will release his works outside of the Cash Money umbrella.

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'Boy Next Door' Star

JLo's Lip Service

is Beyond

1/24/2015 10:33 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

012415_ryan_guzman_launchIf Jennifer Lopez is looking for a new man, it sounds like she could set her sites on the dude she gets hot and heavy with in "Boy Next Door" -- cause he's a big fan.

Ryan Guzman was leaving the Palm Friday night when he told us JLo is by far the best kiss he's had on screen ... even though she only ranked him #2 during a recent interview.

The 27 year-old actor shouldn't fret about his runner up position ... Lopez put him above Clooney.

#CougarHunting

'Total Divas' Star Paige

I'm a Better Wrestler ...

When I'm Menstruating!

1/24/2015 8:39 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

012415_wrestling_paige_launch"Total Divas" star Paige says her menstrual cycle is good for business ... period.

The WWE wrestler was on her way out of Newark airport Friday when she told us the worst part about being a woman is that bummer time of the month.

But Paige says unlike most women ... it helps her in the ring, and any guy who lives with their significant other will understand her reasoning.

Other WWE Divas ... you've been warned.
 

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Mike Epps

ABout That Cotton Pickin' Photo ...

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1/24/2015 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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063014_tv_tune_in_mike_epps_launchYes, comedian Mike Epps posted a picture of a black guy whipping white guys in a cotton field -- and sure, a lot of people got offended.

But most importantly, someone in our newsroom learned something. tmz-on-tv-3

In other news...

Allen Iverson's Baby Girl Is ALL GROWN UP Now

Allen Iverson's baby girl isn't a baby anymore -- she's grown into a GORGEOUS teenager!

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'Real Housewives of O.C.'

Jeana Keough Returns ...

On a Short Leash

1/24/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Jeana Keough Returning Real Housewives Of Orange County Ain't nothin' like an original ... Jeana Keough is coming back to "The Real Housewives of Orange County" -- but she'll be a part-time cast member ... for now.   

Jeana's been shouting from the rooftops about her return to the show she left in 2009 -- but production sources tell TMZ her camera time will be limited to start the season. We're told Bravo execs want to see if fans are still into Jeana ... before they go all in. 

Of course, 'Housewives' fans remember Jeana for her epic fight with Tamra Barney -- one of the greatest in reality TV history -- and we're told things might get dicey again between them this season.  

Just a hunch, but a rematch would probably cement a full-time role for Jeana. When it comes to the 'Housewives' ... if it bleeds it leads.
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Kanye West

Pap Doesn't Want Jury to Hear

I Also Pissed Off Britney!

1/24/2015 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Kanye West
 has no right to tell a jury the photog who's suing him is the very same guy who Britney Spears famously attacked with an umbrella ... at least that's what the photog is banking on.

Daniel Ramos is suing Kanye for the 2013 LAX attack. Kanye pled no contest to misdemeanor battery, but now Ramos is suing him.  

Kanye wants to prove to the jury Ramos is a bad guy ... not only because of the 2007 umbrella incident, but also because he was so gross he tried selling the umbrella and the truck she struck.

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But Ramos has filed legal docs asking the judge to exclude evidence of his Britney hijinks, saying it has nothing to do with the LAX attack and it would unfairly turn the jury against him.

Ramos also wants the judge to exclude evidence that he actually made a pretty penny off the video he shot as Kanye went after him.

It's kinda like having your cake ...

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Chaz Bono

I Got Buff, Babe

1/23/2015 1:21 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0123-chaz-bono-weight-loss-COLEMAN-RAYNER-01He's all man and he means business ... and he's none other than Chaz Bono

Bono has dropped a lot of weight and has transitioned into a healthy and chiseled guy.  

It's amazing what hard work, determination and a few surgeries can do. 

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Rolls-Royce vs. Royce Rizzy

High End Car Company Sues

... That's Our Name!!

1/24/2015 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Rolls Royce Rizzy Name LawsuitIn the hip-hop world, you don't steal another MC's name ... even if MC stands for motor car -- which is exactly what Rolls-Royce claims a rapper named Rolls Royce Rizzy has done.

According to the lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- the legendary car company says Rizzy advertises and sells "Team Rolls Royce" shirts on his website ... and they want him to stop ASAP. 

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Rolls-Royce claims they've sent R.R.R. multiple cease and desist letters to no avail ... and since he's continued to wear the shirts in pics on social media they've been forced to file suit. 

Rizzy tells us he dropped the "Rolls" from his name at least a year and a half ago and he's no longer selling the shirts ... just wearing it. He also claims he's never gotten a letter from Rolls.

Jermaine Dupri -- the head of Rizzy's label -- tells us he personally made sure the name change happened before putting him out as an artist ... adding,"I know how business works."

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What's The Big Frigin'

DIFFERENCE?!

1/24/2015 12:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0119_frigin_difference_launchStop what you're doing and take note of the tricky little differences we've greased into these Nick Kroll pics ... are you sharp enough to spot 'em?

**HINT -- There are THREE differences in the above photographs!**

In other news...

Miranda Lambert Ditched Her Signature Platinum Hair

Miranda Lambert looks absolutely nothing like this now! She ditched those super blonde locks for a darker shade.

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Patrick Dempsey

McDreamy Headed for Divorce Court

No Prenup

1/23/2015 4:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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We just got a joint statement from Patrick and Jillian, saying, "It is with careful consideration and mutual respect that we have decided to end our marriage.  Our primary concern remains the well-being of our children, and we ask with profound gratitude that you respect our family's privacy at this very sensitive time."
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is headed for the single life but it's not his doing ... we've learned his wife has filed for divorce, and 10s of millions are on the line.

Jillian Fink filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable difference. Fink, who is repped by disso queen Laura Wasser, is asking for joint custody of their 3 kids, a 12-year-old girl and 7-year-old twin boys. She also wants spousal and child support.

We've learned they do NOT have a prenup. Patrick is reportedly worth around $40 million.

The couple has been married for 15 years.  

Sources connected with the couple tell TMZ ... "it remains to be seen whether it will be amicable." Sources tell us she's had a problem with his ego for a while now, which she thinks is out of control. As one source said, "She's all about the kids."

Stephen Collins

DIVORCE SETTLED

Confession Tape Under Lock and Key

1/23/2015 4:04 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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We've now obtained the divorce settlement, and it provides every copy of the Collins' audio in which he confesses to child molestation must be destroyed, with the exception of the original -- which is now in Grant's possession. Grant must deliver the tape to Collins' lawyer, Shawn Holley, who will keep it under lock and key for 10 years and only release it if there's a subpoena.

As for the rest of the settlement, it's pretty much a 50/50 split. As we previously reported the pot is worth around $14 million.
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Stephen Collins
 and Faye Grant have settled one of the nastiest celebrity divorces in memory ... TMZ has learned.

Collins, Grant and their lawyers spent the last 4 days trying to hammer out the settlement, to avoid what was certain to be an ugly, public trial set for February 9th.  

Both Collins and Grant were ready to address the audiotape in which Collins confesses to molesting and/or exposing himself to 3 young girls. Grant threatened to raise the issue because she didn't want her settlement compromised in case he got sued, and he says the tape has made him unemployable and therefore he should be socked with a big spousal support tab.

But they worked it out, down to who gets what furniture.

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In other news...

Jennifer Garner's Daughter Looks JUST Like Her!

Jennifer Garner was spotted earlier this week with her daughter at a Clippers game, and it was UNREAL how alike they look!

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SkyMall

Goes Bankrupt ...

Grab Yer Bacon Pillows While You Can [TMZ TV]

1/23/2015 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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063014_tv_tune_in_skymall_launch_v2Everyone's favorite in-flight magazine is in danger of going out of biz. SkyMall’s parent company filed for bankruptcy -- which means all those ridiculous items you want, but never buy ... could disappear soon.

Seriously, you're gonna kick yourself when the last glow-in-the-dark toilet seat is gone. tmz-on-tv-3

Selena and Zedd

Stir Fried Date ...

Smells and Looks Official

1/23/2015 4:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

012315_selena_and_zedd_launch_v5Most people don't fly cross country to take "a friend" out to eat -- so Selena Gomez and Zedd are looking more like an official couple after their afternoon rendezvous in Atlanta.

Our restaurant sources tell TMZ ... Selena and Zedd were hugging and kissing while eating at Benihana Friday. She's in town shooting a movie -- and the only reason he'd be there is, well ... her.

They've been a rumored couple since they hit a bunch of Golden Globes parties together -- but then SG was spotted at dinner with her on/off/on BF Justin Bieber.

Bottom line? Selena's love life is tricky business ... but Zedd doesn't seem to care.

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