Michael Jackson's Estate is suing a movie memorabilia store for auctioning off historic photos from MJ's heyday -- and duping potential buyers with a get-rich-quick scheme.
The pics are from the Jackson brothers' 1984 Victory Tour. According to court docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Michael hired a photog to shoot the concerts ... and Jackson's company owned all the rights to the pictures.
The Estate claims Premiere Props put the photos up for auction, and misled buyers into believing they would also own copyright on the pics -- a huge selling point, because the buyer could make a fortune by reprinting and selling the pics.
Premiere valued the pics from $200 to over $2K, according to its website.
MJ's camp is now suing for all the auction profits ... and to stop Premiere from selling any more MJ memorabilia.
'Point Break' Remake
Offends the Living ... and the Dead
7/25/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Gary Busey is convinced the "Point Break" remake will not happen because it would be like remaking "Bambi" ... and apparently Patrick Swayze's ghost agrees with him.
Our photog spotted Pappas himself in Malibu, where he insisted the movie is not happening ... even though it really is. Not only did Busey "know" the remake was not going forward, but he explained why … by invoking Swayze's name in a way only Gary could.
Perhaps he meant the movie is not happening with Gerard Butler, who dropped out of playing Bodhi.
We doubt it, but maybe ...
Guess Who This
BLUE EYED BABY
7/25/2014 12:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Before this cute baby boy was wooing girls with his dreamy songs he was just another bouncing little baby growing up in Westchester, New York. Can you guess who he is?
5 Seconds of Summer
Of a Not-So Teenaged Fan
7/25/2014 12:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The crowd might make you think all their fans are shrieking young chicks -- but we now have firsthand knowledge of at least one older, male-er shrieker too. Shhhh!
Paul Hogan's Ex Wife
From Crocodiles to Anacondas
7/24/2014 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Casey Kasem's Widow
Dropped by Attorneys ...
You Owe Us $500,000!
7/24/2014 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jean Kasem just made another enemy -- her attorneys are cutting her off ... claiming she's a pain in the ass client who also happens to owe them a ton of cash.
According to documents filed in Casey Kasem's conservatorship ... attorneys at Haney & Young are asking the court to relieve them as counsel for Jean, ASAP.
The lawyers claim Jean rarely responds to their emails -- and refuses to communicate by phone -- and worst of all ... she's racked up $500,000 in unpaid fees during her various legal battles.
In a letter to Jean, the firm says if she doesn't pay up ... the money's gonna come out of Casey's estate.
We've made calls to Jean, but she's not getting back to us either.
'50 Shades of Grey'
Trailer Doesn't Play Rough Enough
7/24/2014 5:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The ridiculously anticipated "50 Shades of Grey" trailer finally came out, and some fans are losing their minds over leading man Jamie Dornan ... claiming he comes up short in one key department.
The ladies (and one guy) here at TMZ just don't see the, umm ... tie-me-down-chain-me-up-and-whip-the-hell-out-of-me-with-cat-o-nine-tails appeal they're seeking in a man.
Most of us are trying not to judge them for that.
Former Contestants Split
Over Telling Frankie
7/24/2014 11:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Big Brother" showdown: 2 former, famous contestants squaring off over whether producers should have told Frankie Grande about his grandfather's death.
RACHEL REILLY, Winner, Season 13. Producers had an obligation to tell Frankie. Death trumps show rules.
SPENCER CLAWSON, Contestant, Season 15. Horrible move by producers. It opens Pandora's Box. What happens next ... say a contestant's son has to be put under anesthesia. Tell or don't tell?
Watch the video. They actually both make compelling points.
So, we gotta ask ...
'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' Actor
Near Death Illness
7/24/2014 10:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Louis Mandylor -- best known for his role as Nia Vardalos' brother in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" -- is lucky to be alive after collapsing on the set of his new movie.
Mandylor was shooting scenes in 90+ degree heat Tuesday for the movie, "Daylight's End" ... when he became ill and was rushed to a hospital in Tyler, TX.
Doctors diagnosed the illness as heat exhaustion and dehydration -- which affected Mandylor's kidneys.They're saying kidney failure was on the horizon ... this according to Mandylor's people.
He's expected to recover and should be released from the hospital Friday.
I'm Not Apologizing
For Disorderly Conduct Arrest
7/24/2014 9:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Alec Baldwin -- who called NYC a "mismanaged carnival of stupidity" -- says he won't apologize for his disorderly conduct arrest in May ... and he could ultimately end up on the winning end.
Alec was in NYC court Thursday ... to face a disorderly conduct charge for allegedly berating officers who stopped him in May for riding his bike the wrong way on 5th Avenue.
Baldwin told the judge ... he'd rather pay a fine than say he's sorry for going off on the cops.
The judge -- who told Baldwin he has a short fuse -- asked, "Can you stay out of trouble, Alexander?" Baldwin said, "Sure, sure" ... and the judge said he'd dismiss the charge entirely IF Alec can keep his nose clean for 6 months.
Can't Hide Identity At Comic-Con
... Blames His Gut
7/24/2014 10:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
There's no escape, Jack Black ... that Stormtrooper mask is powerless against us!
Despite his best efforts, we were able to catch up with Jack at Comic-Con last night as he walked the streets of San Diego -- hoping to be doing so incognito.
Our cameraman pegged him immediately ... and Jack didn't seem particularly pleased to be outed so easily, but figured he knew why.
"Is it my gut?" Jack asked.
Nope, apparently that wasn't what tipped us off ... check out the video to find out what did.
And may the force be with you, Jack.
In other news...
Katie Holmes got her sexy on when she showed up to a cocktail party in this lacy white see-through dress.
Calls Out Nickelodeon Resort
7/24/2014 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lil Scrappy went ballistic Wednesday after his daughter was repeatedly passed over during a contest at the Nickelodeon Suites Resort in Orlando ... because he believes the staff favors white kids.
The "Love and Hip Hop" star was at the pool with Momma Dee and his 9-year-old daughter Emani. They were there for a game where the staff calls kids up on stage for contests.
Momma Dee tells TMZ ... Scrappy became furious when the staff kept skipping over his daughter and other black kids.
In the video you see Scrappy confront the host. It's hard to hear him, but Momma Dee tells us he said, "You need to pick my daughter. This is some racist-ass s**t."
The person shooting the video tells us they support Scrappy's position in the situation.
The host implores Scrappy to get off the stage, and then Momma D steps in and repeats the claim.
Emani finally pushes her dad off stage.
A rep for the resort tells TMZ ... they don't discriminate on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. They add that participants must follow specific protocol ... and that Scrappy's daughter did participate in the show.
My Marriage is Over
7/24/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Robin Thicke is waving the white flag ... telling people in his camp his marriage to Paula Patton has collapsed.
Thicke certainly gave a strong sign the union is over by listing his L.A. home Monday. Paula has not lived in the house since their separation in February, after that grab-ass pic became public.
Sources connected with Robin tell TMZ ... an attorney is already working on a financial settlement -- separating assets.
Our sources say, however, neither side has hired a divorce lawyer.
Thicke is saying he will NOT be the one who files for divorce ... she'll have to do it. But he says he's done begging and is moving on.