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David Spade

I'm Ridin' Dirty for Six Figures

Scores Classic Movie Car

1/27/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

David Spade Joe Dirt CarDavid Spade has gained a ton of muscle ... under the hood of the nearly million dollar '69 Dodge Daytona he just snagged. 

David fell so hard for the model he drove in "Joe Dirt" and its upcoming sequel ... that he bid $900K on a sick fully-restored version of the Hemi-powered ride at Mecum Auctions last Friday.

The 426-hp copper-colored whip has had several other high profile owners ... like former NFL star Kevin Greene.

The real question: where's Spade gonna put the "Cowboy's Butts Drive Me Nuts!" bumper sticker?

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Lil Wayne

When I Leave Cash Money

I'm Taking Drake & Nicki With Me

1/26/2015 4:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Nicki Minaj and Drake are Lil Wayne's goldfish ... 'cause when he finally storms out of Cash Money Records -- a la "Jerry Maguire" -- he's taking them along for the ride ... even if Birdman has other plans.

Our Weezy sources tell us -- in addition to demanding millions from Birdman -- Wayne plans to sue to ensure all his Young Money Entertainment artists remain under HIS umbrella.

Drake, Nicki, Christina Milian, and Lil Twist are all signed to Wayne's label. Mack Maine is also a YME artist, and the label's president.

Even though Birdman was integral in molding Drake and Nicki's careers ... we're told Weezy believes the superstars should go with him because their contracts are with YME. 

Clouding the issue is the fact ... Cash Money has a distribution deal with all of the Young Money artists. Most likely the matter will have to be settled in court, but we're told Wayne's intent is clear -- he's not leaving without his crew.

He said as much on the mixtape track, "CoCo" -- "I ain't trippin', I got Barbie ... I got Drake too."
 
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Kevin Gates

Key Witness in Concert Shooting

... Cops Believe

1/27/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Kevin Gates ShootingPolice in Kentucky want a sit down with rapper Kevin Gates after a shooting at his concert -- a crime they think he can help them solve.

Cops were called to Gates' show in Lexington early Sunday morning after shots were fired. One person suffered a non-life threatening wound ... and a few others were hurt when part of the audience stampeded for the exit.

Law enforcement sources tell us cops think Gates' position at the time of the shooting -- up on the stage -- gave him a unique vantage point, and they're hoping he saw something or someone.

If he did, Gates didn't let on that night -- we're told he actually performed 3 more songs after the shooting ... all while standing in the remaining crowd. That seems like an odd move for Gates (who you might remember from that "I had sex with my cousin" thing) ... if he'd just witnessed a shooting. 

We're told cops are getting radio silence from Gates. We've reached out too, and got the same.

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Ghost Adventures Star

Demons Be Gone!

Dumps Haunted Pad

1/27/2015 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Ghost Adventures Star Sells Haunted Home"Ghost Adventures" star Zak Bagans is through dealing with Satan and his minions ... now they're someone else's problem.

Bagans survived 20 months of a dead housing market, and finally unloaded the house he claims has been possessed ever since he brought home a human skull (for research, of course).

Not shockingly ... that claim didn't really help move the house any faster. 

Waiting out the demon paid off -- we're told Bagans got $445,000 for the house ... an $85K profit. 

As for the new owner, we have a recommendation for a cleaning lady ...

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Well Dressed Dude

TURNED INTO!

1/27/2015 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0126_well_dressed_kid_guess_who_launchBefore this snazzy little man was wearing suits around the world as an international business mogul he was just another well tailored teen growing up in New York City. Guess what he looks like now!

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Lil Wayne

War with Birdman is On ... and about to Get Nasty!

1/26/2015 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Chris Brown

ID Gets Jacked ...

Still Steps Up to Drive Miss Tran [TMZ TV]

1/26/2015 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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012615_tv_tune_in_chris_brown_launcH_V2Chris Brown is the victim -- of an ID theft behind bars -- and also the hero ... when it comes to hooking up his GF Karrueche Tran with a lift to the airport. It's something no one (according to Harvey) in L.A. does unless ... Chris thinks Karrueche is “the one?”

Then again, sometimes a ride is just a ride.
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Joan Rivers

Melissa Sues Clinic

Over Mom's Death

1/26/2015 1:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Melissa Rivers has just filed a huge lawsuit against the clinic where Joan Rivers' heart stopped beating ... and Melissa's lawyer says the doctors acted like a bunch of groupies and not medical professionals.

The lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- claims gross medical malpractice, alleging during the 20 minutes doctors tried to bring Joan back to life, they didn't think to perform a tracheotomy, which facilitates breathing.

Melissa says, "The level of medical mismanagement, incompetency, disrespect and outrageous behavior is shocking and frankly, almost incomprehensible," adding, "Not only did my mother deserve better, every patient deserves better." 

In addition to suing the clinic, Melissa has sued Joan's personal doctor, Gwen Korovin. According to the lawsuit, she should not have been permitted in the room where the procedure was being performed, yet she jumped in and announced, "I'll go first." 

The suit claims another doctor took cellphone pics of Rivers before the emergency, while she was under sedation, with Korovin in the photos, saying Joan "will like to see these in the recovery area."

According to the lawsuit, Korovin left the room in the middle of the emergency and the allegation is that she left because she knew she wasn't supposed to be there in the first place and "wanted to avoid getting caught."  The suit says Korovin simply abandoned Joan.

And get this. According to the suit, in the middle of the emergency, another doctor took issue with a colleague who wanted to scope the affected area, saying, "Renuka, you're such a curious cat. You always want to know what's going on." The suit says the doctor refused to authorize the scope.

Melissa's lawyer spoke to The NY Daily News, which broke the story, and quotes lawyer Jeffrey Bloom who says, "Had doctors acted as physicians for Joan Rivers instead of groupies, Joan Rivers would have been doing 'Fashion Police' last week." 

Yorkville Endoscopy has been under intense scrutiny and they are set to lose their accreditation at the end of the month.

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Jared Leto

So Damn Cool ...

Uncool Ride Gets a Pass

1/26/2015 1:46 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jared Leto CarEvery chick already wants him, and now Jared Leto's gonna have every guy jonesin' ... for his truck.

The Oscar winner blazed into a SAG Awards party at the Sunset Tower in a suped up, look-at-me Ford Bronco ... covered in flames!

Fact is ... anyone else driving this Matchbox-wannabe whip would get ripped for being a tool -- but Jared is one of only 2 guys who can make it look good.

Check out the vid for the Bronc ... and for Jared's beard-off with our photog.

Oh, the other qualified driver is the Joker -- who Jared's playing in the upcoming, "Suicide Squad." Everything burns ... especially this ride.

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Papa John

There's Something Fishy About this Photo

I'm Eating Tuna!

1/26/2015 12:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Papa John says the photo taken over the weekend is NOT what it seems, because he was forking a tuna ... not a pizza.

We got this pic of PJ -- aka John Schnatter -- dining at the uber-fancy St. Regis hotel at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. You see pizza on a plate and a fork in his hand.

But John's people tell us, "what you caught was Papa eating tuna, not pizza. John did have a slice of someone else's pizza as an appetizer before you took that picture ... but hands only, and no fork -- never!"

Stay tunad.

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Miss USA Contestant

My Bikini Can't Take The Pressure

1/26/2015 12:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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012615_miss_california_launchMiss Beverly Hills Chanelle Riggan got something very important off her chest at the Miss California USA finals ... her top. 

Depending how you look at it, Riggan suffered a major wardrobe malfunction during the bikini portion of the contest Jan. 11th, when her eager assets popped out.

That's one way to win, but the judges weren't as impressed ... after showing off those talents, she only managed to grab 4th runner up.
 
There are two reasons we're demanding a recount.

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Phillip Phillips

I Want to be Gone, Gone, Gone

From My 'Idol' Contract

1/26/2015 10:16 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Phillip Phillips
says "American Idol" producers are ruining his career ... and he wants out of his contract with them before he goes in the dumper.

Phillips claims 19 Entertainment has held him down since he won the competition in 2012. Phillips claims 19 controls every aspect of his career and has made decisions that only benefit them and actually hurt him.

Phillips mentions one concert -- where he was forced to perform a free show for a JetBlue ad, and 19 flat out told him he had to do it because it benefited the "American Idol" live concert tour.

He also says they have kept him in the dark to the point he wasn't even consulted about the title to one of his albums and only found out when he heard about it in the media.

Phillips goes on and on, claiming it's typical "in the life of a rising star" for the record company to give him a better deal, yet 19 never asked Interscope to cut him a break. As you know, Jimmy Iovine who ran Interscope until recently was also a mentor on "Idol."

Phillip says the 19 contract is so one-sided it's illegal, and he's asking for the Labor Commission to let him out.  

The story broke in the Hollywood Reporter.

update_graphic_red_barThe rep for 19 Entertainment tells TMZ, "We have always acted in the best interest of Phillip. We will vigorously defend ourselves from any baseless claims to the contrary and from any attempt to interfere with our rights and relationships." Translation ... they're gonna fight him.
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'Monday Night RAW'

BLIZZARD CAN'T STOP US

... Show Will Go On!

1/26/2015 11:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The massive blizzard in the Northeast will NOT stop "Monday Night Raw" -- despite the fact it was scheduled to go down in Connecticut ... with WWE telling us they have a Plan B!!

A rep for WWE tells us ... they will not tape the show from the XL Center in Hartford -- instead, "the WWE will emanate live tonight from its studios in the Stamford world headquarters."

The WWE has not said if there will be any live matches -- but it's not out of the question. 

Earlier today, the Governor of Connecticut said the roads will be closed after 9 PM ... which would be in the middle of RAW's telecast ... and leave everyone in the XL Center stranded.

The WWE says it's not leaving Hartford out in the cold -- and will push the scheduled event to Thursday.

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