Hit with ANOTHER
7/7/2014 5:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Beyonce's dad, Mathew Knowles, has been sued by a second woman who claims he fathered her kid ... and she's looking for a payday.
TMZ has confirmed ... TaQoya Branscomb filed legal docs in Texas, claiming Mathew got her pregnant in 2010 ... just after Beyonce's mom, Tina Knowles filed for divorce. Tina filed because she found out Mathew was cheating on her with another woman whom he knocked up in 2009.
30-year-old Branscomb tells us she was a lingerie model but is now a real estate agent.
Mathew acknowledged in 2010 Alexsandra Wright was indeed his baby mama and he was ordered to pay $12K a month in child support, but that was reduced to $2,485 after Beyonce fired him and his income stream dried up.
As for the current case -- a story broken by BuzzFeed -- Branscomb is asking for a DNA test, a declaration of paternity and child support.
PEEP MY NEW TAT
'Money Is the Root Of All Evil'
7/7/2014 5:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
SF 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick -- who just signed a $126 MILLION contract -- just got a brand new tattoo that symbolizes how EVIL money can be.
In 'Active Negotiations'
To Rejoin 'The View'
7/7/2014 4:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rosie O'Donnell is currently in "active negotiations" with "The View" to come back to the program ... sources in connection with Rosie and the production tell TMZ.
We're told Rosie's people are discussing money and other terms with execs from the beleaguered show. She's definitely interested in coming back if the money is right, and we're told the negotiations are far along.
We're told the deal could be sealed shortly and the announcement could be made as early as tomorrow.
Rosie would be joining Whoopi Goldberg and that's about it so far. The show is actively looking for replacements for Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy.
Way too Big for Jury Duty
7/7/2014 2:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Madonna was sent home from jury duty in 2 hours because her fame would have thrown a wrench in the wheels of justice.
The singer showed up Monday at a NYC courthouse but was excused 2 hours later. And get this ... she never had to sit with the commoners in the jury assembly room. She was allowed to hang out in the clerk's office.
A court official says Madonna was released because they had more than enough jurors to fill the needs of the courts.
So the question ... if there were enough jurors why release her instead of others? The court official says her presence would create a distraction in the jury selection process.
So we gotta ask ...
Bye Ladies ...
Hello Zac Efron's Tongue
7/7/2014 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michelle Rodriguez is rebounding just fine from her supermodel ex-GF -- just ask Zac Efron's mouth ... which got all up in Michelle's grill during their Italian vacation.
35-year-old Michelle was spotted sucking face with the 26-year-old "Neighbors" star off Sardinia while aboard a yacht owned by of one of Zac's multi-millionaire pals.
You could say Michelle -- who's been open about her bisexuality -- is getting a little revenge. Last month, her ex Cara Delevingne was making out with model Karlie Kloss.
Check out the gallery -- Michelle conquered something else (besides Zac) that proves she has NO fear of long hard poles.
In other news...
Exactly WHO was Selena Gomez talking to when she posted this picture of a suggestive text message to her Instagram account?
Do I Look Like
7/7/2014 11:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Maksim Chmerkovskiy wanted to make it skin clear -- he's NOT JLo's newest accessory.
Maksim was all over the Hamptons during the 4th weekend -- hitting up Nammos on Friday night and The Surf Lodge on Saturday. Maksim and the buttons on his shirt clearly had a falling out.
Maksim made it clear to everyone who looked ... he's not dating Jennifer Lopez -- even though he himself stoked the coals.
Maksim was repeatedly seen with fitness model Alesya Bikeeva -- posing with her and later taking mirroring pics next to a jeep.
Manager Ties the Knot
7/7/2014 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber's manager is now in an exclusive club -- a manager who has been made an honest man -- just a joke Scooter!
Scooter Braun tied the knot with Yael Cohen in Whistler over the weekend. Justin was there, along with Carly Rae Jepsen, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Sophia Bush, Ed Sheeran and a bunch of others.
When Scooter kissed the bride, Justin broke into the Beatles' song, "All You Need is Love."
During the reception, Carly Rae and Justin both sang "Call Me Maybe."
Bieber just posted a video of Hanks singing.
'Cat Daddy' Rapper
Hit With 3 Felony Charges
In Nightclub Theft
7/7/2014 10:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rapper Jovan Clayton -- last seen dancing a jig after his arrest on theft charges -- is gonna have to face the music for real --- 'cause he's been charged with 3 FELONIES.
Clayton was hit with 3 counts of receiving stolen property ... in connection with an incident last April at 1Oak nightclub. He's pled not guilty to all 3 charges.
We broke the story ... the "Cat Daddy" rapper was popped for allegedly stealing a phone and the contents of someone's purse inside the club.
After the bust ... Pee Wee busted a move of his own ... giving a little celebratory dance for our photog after his release from jail.
7/7/2014 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Leonardo DiCaprio can't handle the truth ... he's really starting to look like Jack Nicholson.
The 39-year-old actor resurfaced in Malibu with girlfriend Toni Garrn Sunday ... bearing a striking resemblance to his co-star from "The Departed."
All work and no play makes Leo a dull boy.
Sherri and Jenny on 'The View'
Tears for One
A Touch of Bitterness for the Other
7/7/2014 9:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy returned to "The View" for the first time since the show announced they were leaving ... and while Sherri got emotional ... Jenny tried to laugh it off.
As TMZ first reported, Jenny and Sherri were sent packing on the same day ... and the producers are eyeing a Latina and a conservative to replace them.
Shepherd cried when talking about her exit after seven years on the show, but Jenny cracked a joke ... first saying her firing wasn't true ... then saying she's already taken a new job that might compete with "The View."
Bitter, party of one.
Pleads to Photogs After Bodyguards Get Rough ...
'Look What Happens in My Life'
7/7/2014 7:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber's bodyguards got physical with paparazzi trying to shoot his arrival at a yacht party in Miami -- prompting Justin to get a little whiny ... pleading about how difficult his life has become.
Watch the vid ... Justin was about to kick off his booze-filled 4th of July bash when one of his bodyguards -- who's already been arrested in Miami -- threw a hard forearm into the chest of a pap running up to the scene.
To his credit, Justin tried to calm the situation from the backseat of his SUV limo -- asking the paps to just back up 10 feet, but when they didn't he went into woe-is-me mode.
You gotta see Justin beg a female photog, "This is so ridiculous. Look what happens in my life."
And then he got on the yacht and partied without a worry in the world.
Cameron Diaz & Benji Madden
Atlantic Ocean PDA
7/7/2014 7:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Cameron Diaz and rocker Benji Madden frolicked around on the beach in Florida this holiday weekend, canoodling in the ocean for all the world to see.
Our photogs spotted the new couple at LAX last week as they departed for their vacay together ... a sure sign things are getting serious between them. Or she's just finding a creative way to push her new movie "Sex Tape."
Actually, we hope it's option B.