Columbus Short is not going to let a little thing like allegations of murder/suicide from his estranged wife get in the way of promoting himself ... TMZ has learned he still plans on hosting an event in Hollywood tonight.
As TMZ first reported, Short's estranged wife Tanee claims Short attacked her on April 7 ... at one point holding a knife to her throat and threatening to kill her and himself. Tanee obtained a restraining order and had Short thrown out of their home.
But despite all that drama, Short is hosting a "Scandal" season finale viewing party at a Hollywood club ... where he will also perform his new single, "Gave Ya."
Dodges Sex Questions
from Andy Cohen
4/17/2014 7:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lindsay Lohan would neither confirm nor deny to Andy Cohen the accuracy of the list of guys rumored to be among her sexual conquests.
LiLo taped her appearance on "Watch What Happens Live" on Wednesday night (it airs on Thursday). We're told Lindsay showed up a little late ... or "right on time," in Lindsayspeak.
Our audience sources say while the crowd enjoyed alcohol as they always do ... Andy stuck to his vow and didn't drink during the taping.
As for the so-called conquest list ... all Lindsay would say is that she made lists during her latest rehab stint.
And get this ... we're told Lindsay and Andy did the handshake from "The Parent Trap."
Or was it her evil twin ...
Wu-Tang Affiliated Rapper
Haunting Video Before Penis Massacre
4/17/2014 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Three years before Wu-Tang affiliated rapper Andre Johnson (aka Christ Bearer) severed his penis -- he told TMZ all about his obsession with God.
We just dug up the 2011 video -- Johnson appears happy and optimistic, explaining his rap name Christ Bearer stems from God's influence. He told us, "God's everything. God's me. God's you. God is everywhere." He also calls RZA a "genius of life."
It all sounds harmless enough, but in the current context, it's eerie.
Raged to 'Glee' Producers
Lea's Out of Control
4/17/2014 6:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Naya Rivera and Lea Michele were at the center of a near mutiny on the set of "Glee" that ended with one of them storming out in anger -- but who left ... depends on who you ask.
Sources close to Naya tell TMZ most of the cast and crew were annoyed on Tuesday by Lea's diva antics -- like making everyone else wait to shoot a scene ... while she stepped away to deal with personal matters.
We're told tensions finally got so bad Naya "had the stones" to go to producers and let them know -- on behalf of everyone -- that Lea was pissing off people.
Our Naya sources say when Lea returned to resume shooting she got wind of Naya's chat with producers -- and left the set in a huff.
Now our Lea sources had a different take -- telling us Lea was totally unaware of any complaints about her ... and Lea and Naya weren't even shooting scenes together. They also say it was Naya who got tossed off the set.
We got several tips claiming Naya was fired -- but Naya sources say that's just not true.
Drama developing ...
In other news...
LL Cool J posed for a picture with his two teenage daughters.
They're so gorgeous, they can pass for models!
Wu-Tang Affiliated Rapper
You Can Kiss Your Penis Goodbye ... For Good
4/17/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Wu-Tang affiliated rapper Andre Johnson is just plain Andre now ... because doctors weren't able to reattach his penis.
TMZ broke the story Johnson -- aka Christ Bearer -- cut his penis off Wednesday morning and then jumped off his 2nd floor North Hollywood apartment balcony. He was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center but we're told the penis was a lost cause.
Johnson/Christ Bearer is a member of the group Northstar, which was founded by Wu-Tang Clan member RZA. We're told RZA hasn't done work with the group for several years.
Johnson/Christ Bearer is remarkably in stable condition.
As we reported ... several rappers were present during the horrific scene. They say they were not doing any drugs that would cause such a thing. They believe Johnson/Christ Bearer may have mental issues.
'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer
Sued for Allegedly Sexually Molesting Teen ...
Singer Calls BS
4/16/2014 8:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"X-Men" director Bryan Singer has been sued by a man who claims Singer molested him when he was a young teenager at raunchy Hollywood parties ... but Singer says the suit is an outrageous pack of lies.
The lawsuit claims the teen -- who is now around 30 -- was lured to a mansion in Encino, CA when he was 14 or 15 to attend a party that allegedly had a rep for featuring "sexual contact between adult males and the many teenage boys who were present for the parties."
The lawsuit claims Singer provided alcohol for the boy and offered him a role in one of his upcoming movies, and then told him how "this group" controls Hollywood. The suit claims Singer performed oral sex on the boy and then strong-armed the boy to return the favor -- allegedly forcing him to perform the act underwater in the pool.
The suit goes on to accuse Singer of providing the boy with drugs -- including coke -- on another occasion, allegedly promising him a role in an "X-Men" flick.
Singer's lawyer, Marty Singer, says, "The claims made against Bryan Singer are completely without merit. We are very confident that Bryan will be vindicated in this absurd and defamatory lawsuit."
Attorney Singer adds, "It is obvious that this case was filed in an attempt to get publicity at a time when Bryan's new movie is about to open in a few weeks."
Most Glam Mug Shot Ever
4/16/2014 7:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Porsha Williams is gonna have bitches clamoring for jailhouse makeovers after they see the mug shot she just took in Atlanta.
TMZ obtained the mug shot -- taken with full hair and makeup -- when the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" cast member turned herself in to the Fulton County Sheriff to be booked for simple battery ... a misdemeanor.
As TMZ first reported ... an arrest warrant was issued for Porsha stemming from the brawl she had with Kenya Moore while shooting RHOA.
Porsha was released immediately after posting her $2,000 bail. She paid cash.
'Love & Hip Hop' Sex Tape
Cripples Home Depot
NATIONAL SHOWER ROD SHORTAGE
4/17/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Demand is going through the roof for gymnastics-strength shower rods -- all thanks to "Love & Hip Hop" star Mimi Faust's sex tape acrobatics -- and Home Depot, Lowe's, Target, and Walmart are struggling to keep up.
We called employees at each of the major retailers (from Georgia to Cali) and we're getting the same story -- ever since the trailer for Mimi's sex tape came out, people have been racing to purchase their own super-strong shower rods to recreate the Mimi experience.
And supplies are running out -- a customer at one Home Depot in Georgia tells us, they were totally sold out of Mimi-strength shower rods.
This is a real thing -- a Twitter search for "Mimi shower rod" shows an endless list of people trying to get their hands on one. There's even a Twitter account dedicated to it (@MimiShowerRod). And don't even get us started on the Vine videos.
We reached out to officials at Home Depot, Lowe's, Walmart, and Target -- no word back so far.
In other news...
WTF is going on with Courtney Stodden's lips?
Sure, she's known for her outrageous looks, but did she go too far this time?
Channels His Inner Kanye
'Just Don't Talk'
4/17/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber is sampling Kanye West -- not in music, but his contempt for photogs -- breaking out a stripped-down version of Yeezy's infamous "don't talk" rant.
Kanye unleashed the egomaniacal warning last July ... scolding our camera guy for having the gall to say he was a huge fan.
Bieber broke out his soft-spoken version on Wednesday at The Grove, telling our photog, "You can film me ... just don't talk."
First he borrowed a car, then a boat, now a rant ... it's time he got his own material.
Game, Set ...
4/17/2014 3:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
$1 MIL Life Insurance Policy for Kids
4/17/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Roger Rodas -- who died with Paul Walker in a fiery car crash -- left his children lots of financial security ... in the form of a $1 million life insurance policy.
Rodas' kids are 10 and 12. Their mom, Kristine Rodas, has petitioned for a guardianship ... presumably so she can manage the money on behalf of her children.
There are tinges of sadness in the legal docs. Kristine says she's the children's closest adult relative and their relationship is "loving."
The good news ... Roger provided well for them.
Whitney Houston Family
Nick's Not Welcome Here ...
For ONE FULL YEAR
4/17/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Whitney Houston's sister-in-law just got a year's worth of peace of mind ... a judge has just ordered Whitney's son-in-law Nick Gordon to stay clear of her for the next year.
We broke the story ... Pat Houston got a restraining order against Nick last month ... claiming he made threatening comments against her and posted ominous photos of guns on Twitter.
Now a judge has extended the order for 12 months, so Nick can't contact Pat or anyone in her immediate family ... he comes within 200 yards -- he goes to jail.
The bad blood is long-standing. Family members tell us Nick resents Pat because she controls the purse strings of Whitney's estate ... and he thinks his wife Bobbi Kristina got screwed on her inheritance.
We reached out for comment ... so far, no response.
Billy Hunkee in "Soul Plane"
4/17/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ryan Pinkston was only 15-years-old when he played the dweeby white kid Billy Hunkee -- opposite Tom Arnold -- in the 2004 comedy "Soul Plane." Guess what he looks like now!