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G.R.L. Singer Simone Battle

I Died, But My Sony Deal Lives On

11/23/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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GRL Simone Battle SuicideG.R.L. singer Simone Battle had just a few thousand dollars to her name when she committed suicide ... but her family claims there could be much more pouring in ... from lucrative contracts she signed shortly before her death.

Battle had just $6,000 in cash to her name when she died, according to court docs filed by her mother, Donna Morgan. But Morgan claims Battle also had deals with Sony, Coca-Cola and other companies and the estate will be getting lots of money from the deals.

Here's the problem ... Sony, Coke and the others won't give Morgan the contracts unless she's appointed administrator of Simone's estate. So she's applied, and her petition is pending.

TMZ broke the story ... Battle hanged herself in her bedroom Sept. 5th. Friends and family said she may have been depressed over money problems.

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'Plastic Wives' Star

My Ex is Like Satan!

11/23/2014 12:15 AM PST 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."

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CHLOE SEVIGNY

GOOD GENES OR

GOOD DOCS?

11/23/2014 12:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1120_chloe_sevigny_good_genes_docs_launch_2Chloe Sevigny looked like Chloe Sevigny before it was even a thing.

Here's a 22-year-old version of the "Kids" actress at a NYC party that was so cool you'd never know about it (left) and 18 years later... the fashion muse and queen to the hipsters -- who celebrated her big 4-0 last week -- at a different party you're still not cool enough to know about a few weeks back (right).

The question is...

Robert Pattinson

Grabbin' a

Handful of Booty

11/22/2014 12:02 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1122-robert-pattinson-FKA-Twigs-FFN-01Twihards, prepare to be extremely jealous of FKA Twigs ... Robert Pattinson is showing solid PDA with his new chick -- grabbing a heaping handful of her cheeks.

The famous couple went to lunch Friday in L.A. and Edward proudly squeezed his new moon.

Still doesn't excuse his new haircut ... but we're guessing Twigs likes the doo -- and it probably helps RPatz play grab ass with her more often.

Glass is half full.

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Celebrity Scramble

GUESS WHO!

11/23/2014 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1117_celeb_scramble_launchThere's a genuine celeb hidden within this chipmunk-cheeked pic -- Can you look past the ballooned look to guess which star is behind the look?

Bill Cosby

Cries On Stage

But More About Jello Than Women

11/22/2014 7:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF



Bill Cosby placed his head in his hands and sobbed at his concert Friday night -- then shouted, "it wasn't my fault" and "I didn't know, I didn't know" ... but it wasn't a confession.

Cosby took to the stage at the King Center in Melbourne, Florida -- after 5 other venues dropped him -- and performed to a packed house that was eating out of his hand.

Bill told a story about his granddaughter's birthday party and began to fake cry on-stage.  The Jello reference at the end of the bit got roars from the crowd, which ended up giving him a standing O.

Before the show ... Bill told a local reporter, "I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn't have to answer to innuendos. People should fact check. People shouldn't have to go through that and shouldn't answer to innuendos."

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Celeb Lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan

Busted for DUI

11/22/2014 9:24 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The lawyer repping child molester Stephen Collins in his divorce is going to be jumping from courtroom to courtroom, because TMZ has learned he was busted for DUI Friday night.

Mark Vincent Kaplan -- who became famous repping Kevin Federline in his contentious divorce from Britney Spears -- was popped on the Sunset Strip just before midnight.

Kaplan flunked the field sobriety test and was taken to the West Hollywood Sheriff's substation and booked on DUI.

Kaplan was cited at the station and released.

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Kanye West

China-Bound for New Album

Yeezus Sequel!!!

11/22/2014 8:13 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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In just one sentence, Kanye West set the hip hop world on fire ... because it sounds like the rapper just told our photog he's recording a new album that's a sequel to Yeezus -- but some of our users think it's only shoe talk.

West was at LAX for an international flight when we asked what he'd be doing out of the country -- the rapper said, "I'm going to China to work on Yeezus."

True, Kanye's already released an album with that title ... but shortly after it came out, producer Rick Rubin said Yeezy intended for the LP to be longer -- and claimed a two-part album was a possibility.


However some of our users believe Kanye said "Yeezys" ... in reference to his shoe line -- so, we gotta ask ...

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Bill Cosby

He Slipped Me A Quaalude

And I Woke Up with His Friend ... New Allegation

11/22/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Bill Cosby slipped a close friend a Quaalude and hours later she was in bed with one of his buddies ... this according to the woman.

Joyce Emmons -- who ran comedy clubs in the '70s and '80s -- tells TMZ she was close to Cosby in the late '70s and often hung with him in Vegas where he performed.

She says although she never saw Bill drink or do drugs, he often had "a drawer full of drugs," including Quaaludes, in his hotel room. She says women were frequently around Bill and would often take the drug knowingly and voluntarily. She also says men partied with the drugs as well.

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Emmons tells us ... one night she got a bad migraine and Cosby offered her a whilte pill which he said "was a little strong" but could cure a headache.

She says she took the pill, blacked out, and the next thing she knew she was nude in bed in Cosby's suite with one of his friends -- a guy who had unsuccessfully tried hitting on her earlier in the evening.
 
Emmons says she confronted Bill and demanded to know what drug she took, and he laughed and said it was "just a Quaalude."

Cosby's lawyer tells TMZ, "The brand new claims about decade-old events are becoming increasingly ridiculous." Attorney Marty Singer notes that for decades these claims went unreported and are "unsubstantiated, fantastical stories."

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Cheryl Hines

Hey Miley, the Kennedys are Waiting For You!

11/22/2014 7:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Cheryl Hines says the Kennedy's would welcome Miley Cyrus with open arms.

We got Cheryl -- who btw is awesomely hot and smart -- at LAX Friday and asked her if life is different now that she's a Kennedy ... she married Robert Kennedy Jr. last August.

Cheryl was pretty candid, saying the Kennedy compound is a lot tamer than in the Teddy heyday.

But our photog couldn't let her go without asking if Miley would be accepted if she followed in her shoes, now that she's dating Patrick Schwarzenegger.  

We kinda got a web crush on Cheryl.

Stars and Scars

You Be the Judge

11/22/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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's life is unraveling with the resurfacing of old rape allegations and new ones. Concerts have been cancelled and TV shows have been pulled. So we gotta ask ...


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Kris Jenner

My Boyfriend's NOT a Stalker!

11/22/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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doesn't care her new boyfriend's ex claims he's a stalker ... because the BF has convinced Kris she's crazy.

Corey Gamble's ex got a restraining order against him in 2010, claiming he followed her everywhere, manhandled her and left bruises, and even called OnStar to track her car.

But Kris is telling all her friends ... she knows stalkers since she and her family have had more than their share ... and Corey doesn't fit the profile.

Her reasoning is interesting ... she says he's a "background guy" who doesn't look for publicity or notoriety. She adds he works as a tour manager for Justin Bieber and never tried exploiting that relationship.

We're told Corey gave her a heads up long before stories surfaced about the restraining order against him, and he convinced Kris the chick never had a case against him and the only reason it's coming up now is because she wanted to make a quick buck from the tabloids.

Love is sweet, but it can also be blind. The question ... which is it?

Beyonce

Debuts Music Video

Suck It Iggy, J.Lo and Kim!

11/21/2014 5:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Brace yourselves ... Beyonce just released a new music video -- and she makes it clear ... she will NOT be outdone by Iggy, J.Lo or Kim or Nicki.

The video is for her new song 7/11 -- from the platinum edition of her self-titled album set to drop next week.

As for why she released it now ... well, the AMAs are on Sunday and she's about to get some stiff ass competition.

Are you REALLY still reading this?  Watch the friggin' video!

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