"Vanderpump Rules" star Peter Madrigal thinks he and the rest of the supporting cast are getting short changed, and he wants Lisa to DOUBLE their salary.
Peter told us he doesn't care that Vanderpump flies first while everyone else is crammed in coach. But on the salary front, he thinks the ratings justify $10K an episode, not the $5K they're currently pulling in.
Here's the thing ... the $5K represents more than a 1000 percent increase. They were only getting $5K for the entire first season.
Tis the season ... to ask for a big fat paycheck.
Pays Tribute to Lil Sebastian
At 'Parks and Rec' Party
12/16/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Pratt gave an emotional performance Saturday at the wrap party for "Parks and Recreation" ... all to pay tribute to one of Pawnee's finest treasures -- Lil Sebastian.
There was no hologram horse -- but Pratt belted out the Mouse Rat song "5,000 Candles in the Wind" with Ron freaking Swanson playing the guitar ... and just like you'd expect, it was awesome!
Everyone in attendance was stoked -- and since the show finished filming it's final season this week ... it will probably be the last time anyone hears it in person.
Treat yo self ... and watch the video.
I Got a Bum Rap
I'm Not Paying for Gia's Music Videos
12/16/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Teresa Guidice may be a criminal, but she's not as bad as people are making her out to be in the restitution department.
There has been a torrent of criticism that Teresa funded her daughter's 2 music videos when she still owes the government hundreds of thousands of dollars in restitution and she stiffed her creditors by declaring bankruptcy.
But we've learned ... Teresa didn't ante up a red cent for the 3KT videos. Gia Guidice's manager, Xhist Entertainment, tells TMZ the videos were funded by the management company and private investors ... not Teresa or Joe.
There are reports Teresa blew 5 figures on the videos. We're told they were way cheaper -- $5K-8K a pop.
She's bad, but not that bad.
Guess Who This
LITTLE SNOW MAN
12/16/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Before this playful kid was dating pop stars as Hollywood royalty he was just another cool kid holding his own in a frosty snowball fight. Can you guess who he is?!
Undercover Santa Hawks 'Shark Tank' Shades
12/16/2014 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Shark Tank" Investor Daymond John is a shameless Santa who walked the streets of NYC in disguise to hawk some wacky sunglasses in which he has HEAVILY invested.
John blended into the crowd during SantaCon, and unlike most of the other Santas, his mission was not to get wasted. Instead he tried to make a go of Sunstaches -- novelty glasses with attachments that can turn you into a pirate, a cowboy, a Rosta, and even a devil.
The FUBU CEO owns 30% of the company after anteing up $300K on Shark Tank.
Watch the video ... you gotta hand it to him, he's an ace of a salesman.
I'm So Easy ...
When It Comes to Gifts
12/16/2014 12:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Pump the Brakes, Marvel! You're Scaring My Kids!
12/15/2014 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Boxing Opponent ...
Finally Cops to Taking a Dive
12/16/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The guy Mickey Rourke knocked out last month in Russia is now admitting what everyone with eyes has suspected all along -- the whole match was a total SHAM.
Elliot Seymour tells TMZ Sports the deal was he would go down from a body shot in the 2nd round ... and he would get $15,000 -- $10k up front and the rest when he got back to the U.S.
62-year-old Rourke made headlines for the KO against 29-year-old Seymour because it looked so much like a fix. As we told you ... Seymour initially denied any hijinx, but over the weekend in L.A. he came clean.
You gotta watch him describe the alleged set up -- he claims almost all his punches were choreographed. As for why he's spilling his guts now ... Seymour says the pressure to keep lying was getting to him -- and he's angry Rourke's people "dragged their feet" on paying up.
So, was Mickey in on the fix? Seymour's got a strong opinion on that.
Rourke's trainer still denies the fix, and tells us he believes Seymour will change his story to whatever he thinks will make him more money.
Bill Cosby Accuser
Shrink Says I WAS Molested as a Kid
12/15/2014 3:37 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Judy Huth -- the woman who claims Bill Cosby got her drunk and then sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion when she was just 15 -- says a psychologist validates her claim of childhood sexual abuse, but the shrink doesn't say who did it.
Huth is suing Cosby -- even though the alleged incident occurred in 1974 and the statute of limitations has long since run. She just filed legal docs saying she met with Dr. Anthony Reading, a clinical psychologist and a UCLA professor.
The docs quote Dr. Reading as saying, "I have concluded, based upon my knowledge of the facts and issues, that there is, in my professional opinion, a reasonable basis to believe that Ms. Huth had been subject to childhood sexual abuse."
Cosby has asked that the case be dismissed and sanctions imposed, arguing Huth tried extorting him with a phony story.
In other news...
Brooklyn Decker should have worn a one piece to go surfing. Instead, she opted for a bikini and suffered a nip slip!
It's Scary Being Santa in Tha Hood
Backs Out of Toy Drive
12/15/2014 2:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Donald Sterling pulled out of a charity toy drive in Watts Saturday night ... because his security team feared for his safety in the hood with racial tensions running so high across the country.
TMZ Sports broke the story -- Sterling was scheduled to show up for something called the Chrismukkah Soiree "Party in the Projects." But a rep for the ex-owner of the Clippers tells us he abruptly canceled after we posted the story.
Apparently, Sterling wanted his appearance to be a surprise. We're told his security team was worried too many people knew where he was going to be -- and considering his track record with the black community ... things could go south quickly.
Donald's rep says he still donated a sedan-full of toys during a Friday night event held in a much more ... Sterling-safe environment -- Beverly Hills.
L.A. City Councilman Joe Buscaino -- who reps Watts -- probably didn't help matters by coming on TMZ Live, and demanding Sterling stay away ... unless he's ready to donate much more than toys.
Sex Tape Biz Is Just a Fantasy
12/15/2014 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Bill Cosby's Wife
'He is the Man You Thought You Knew'
12/15/2014 2:04 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Bill Cosby's wife just broke her silence and fiercely defended her husband over various sexual assault allegations, saying, "He is a kind man, a generous man, a funny man, and a wonderful husband, father and friend. He is the man you thought you knew."
Camille didn't attack her husband's accusers, but said the media has been way to quick to pass judgment, saying, "A different man has been portrayed in the media over the last two months. It is the portrait of a man I do not know."
She then zeros in on the accusers saying, "It is also the portrait painted by individuals and organizations whom many in the media have given a pass."
Camille warns, "We all followed the story of the article in the "Rolling Stone" concerning allegations of rape at the University of Virginia. The story was heart-breaking but ultimately appears to be proved to be untrue." She adds, "Many in the media were quick to link that story to stories about my husband."
And her final salvo ... "None of us will ever want to be in the position of attacking the victim. But the question should be asked -- who is the victim?"
Stuck in Canada
What About Amnesty for Me!!!
12/15/2014 1:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Randy Quaid and his wife went to Canada and now they're not allowed to come home ... so they're suing the United States Secretary of State so they can return to their homeland.
Seems Randy and Evi are paying the piper for all the trouble emanating from some hotel hijinks. They skipped out on their $10K hotel bill in 2009 by using bogus credit cards. Criminal charges were filed but they evaded authorities and felony arrest warrants were issued.
Randy and Evi went to Canada in 2010 but there was a big problem ... they're fugitives from justice because the felony warrants are still active. So the U.S. government revoked their passports.
They've tried to get asylum in Canada but the government shut them down.
The couple just filed a lawsuit against John Kerry, claiming they have been illegally deprived of their legal identity as American citizens.