Wiz Khalifa's got a lot of problems -- about six figures worth -- the Playboy model he banged last week is close to cashing in big time on a sex tape ... but there's just one hang up.
Our porn sources tell us vixen Carla Howe is very close to making a deal with Steve Hirsch at Vivid Entertainment. Carla's totally down to sell the footage for the right price. Problem is ... if Wiz doesn't sign off ... Vivid can't release the porno.
TMZ broke the story ... Wiz and Carla hooked up last week, took a bunch of pics, and -- she says -- shot footage of their bang sesh. Wiz admits doing the deed, but claims he had no idea it was being recorded.
We're told Carla's footage shows Wiz looking right into her lens, and shooting with his own phone camera. It's possible, we guess, he doesn't remember -- dude smokes kush like a chimney.
But it makes no diff -- sources close to Wiz tell us he's not interested in the sex tape going public.
Then again ... everyone has their price, and Hirsch has a great track record with sex tapes ... said Kim Kardashian, Ray J, Farrah Abraham, Mimi and Nikko.
Celebrity Trainer Astrid McGuire
Sheddin' 180 lbs ...
Worth of Husband
12/15/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Astrid McGuire can handle celebrity asses, but she's done with her husband's -- the famed trainer is calling it quits on her marriage.
McGuire filed papers in L.A. last month after ten very healthy -- on her end at least -- years of marriage to husband, Michael Heier McGuire.
Whipping stars like Christina Applegate and Julianne Hough into shape at Barry's Bootcamp has put her in high demand -- and she's modeled since she was 15.
According to the divorce docs ... divvying up of their property will be handled by a written agreement -- so, should be a clean split.
Astrid's clearly taking her best assets with her.
Ex-Miss NY USA
Getting Screwed on Match.com
... And Not the Good Way
12/15/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Two-time NY beauty queen Meaghan Jarensky isn't herself these days because someone stole her identity, and set up a fake dating profile -- now she needs Match.com to help her nail the ID thief.
Jarensky says the suspect used her pics and info to open the fake Match.com account -- but the site won't tell her who's behind the phony profile without a court order. She's filed legal docs to get that ball rolling.
The former Miss NY USA 2005 and Mrs. NY America 2010 says she's ready to take down the creep who's defaming her online ... once the court gives her the go ahead.
She also wants peace and to end world hunger ... we presume.
Tom in "Rock 'n' Roll
12/15/2014 12:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Vincent Van Patten gained fame for playing the love-crazy football captain Tom Roberts -- opposite P.J. Soles as Riff Randell -- in the 1979 classic "Rock 'n' Roll High School." Guess what he looks like now!
Beyonce's Dad Hawking Biopic
... Sony Hack Reveals
12/14/2014 2:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Beyonce's dad tried to cash in on his famous daughter's name last year with a Destiny's Child biopic ... according to the latest batch of leaked Sony emails released by hackers.
Mathew Knowles reportedly reached out to Sony in December 2013 ... offering the studio first dibs on a movie about the girl group -- and execs seemed into the idea.
However it doesn't look like they ever came to a deal. Lifetime is reportedly planning a D.C. movie next year, but unclear if Mathew's behind that one.
Another leaked email referenced a possible Kanye West feature film. A Yeezy staffer sent an email sent to Sony Pictures honcho Amy Pascal ... pitching her a movie project involving "cinematic and technological innovation."
Great -- Kanye ranting in 4D.
Country Singer John Rich
I'm PISSED at Marvel
Live Show Scared My Kids
12/14/2014 11:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
John Rich is PISSED at Marvel ... he says their live show for children is anything but kid friendly -- and it ruined what should have been a great day for his family.
Rich says his 3 and 4 year old sons had been looking forward to "Marvel Universe LIVE!" for months ... but both burst into tears shortly after it started -- due to "loud explosions and aggressive audio."
The country singer tells us pyrotechnics are set off extremely close to the front row -- multiple times -- and it scared the crap out of his kids so bad he had to take them home 15 minutes into "M.U.L."
He adds, "They [Marvel] should warn people before you drop a few hundred bucks to get your kids all hyped up. Really disappointed us."
The website for the show does warn there will be loud noises and "safe" pyrotechnics.
A rep for Marvel says, "We take into consideration the ages and sensitivities of all our audiences when producing our shows, and we apologize if Mr. Rich felt the special effects were too loud."
I'll NEVER Move Back to L.A.
12/14/2014 11:47 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lindsay Lohan has sworn off the City of Angels ... and it's possible she's finally got her head on straight.
LiLo told the Guardian her time in the U.K. has been eye-opening ... and made her realize the L.A. nightlife scene helped trigger her downward spiral -- so she says she'll stay in the U.K. for good.
The 28 year-old says, "I won't live in LA again, hell no."
"I can go for a run here on my own," Lohan explains ... adding, "I do every morning, early, and I think how my friends in New York would still be up partying at that time. I needed to grow up and London is a better place for me to do that than anywhere else.”
United Kingdom, she's all yours.
Lil Wayne Will Fly the Coop
Over My Dead Body
12/14/2014 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Birdman is NOT letting Lil Wayne out of his recording contract, no matter how much he bitches.
Sources close to Birdman tell us ... he's deeply offended by Weezy's public rants ... claiming Birdman has tried to derail his career by refusing to release his new album. Weezy didn't mince words, tweeting, "I want off this label and nothing to do with these people."
Birdman is unmoved and vows to duke it out in court if necessary, because a contract is a contract.
As for the delay in dropping the album, we're told Birdman says there's lots of administrative work that goes into releasing a record, and Weezy is just a rapper, not a businessman, so what does he know?
Birdman still intends to release the album, but on his time, not Weezy's.
Wayne has thrown down the gauntlet, calling himself a prisoner of the Cash Money music mogul.
I Only Expect the 'Black Media'
To Be Good Journalists
12/14/2014 7:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Bill Cosby is pleading with the media to stay neutral in reporting on the multiple rape allegations made against him ... but the legendary comedian strongly suggested the white media wasn't giving him a fair shake.
When asked about the allegations, Cosby told Page Six, "Let me say this. I only expect the black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism and when you do that you have to go in with a neutral mind."
Bill reportedly sounded upbeat on the phone ... and said, "Love and the strength of womanhood" when asked how his wife is holding up through all of this.
He added, "Let me say it again, love and the strength of womanhood. And, you could reverse it, the strength of womanhood and love."
That's where he cut off the conversation ... saying "they don't want me talking to the media."
Takes it on the Chin
Over Porn Shoot
12/14/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Traci Bingham just learned a hard lesson about porn ... if you chicken out, it could not only cost you a fortune, it could even get you arrested.
The former "Baywatch" star signed on back in 2012 for a very explicit photo shoot which required her (and now we'll quote from the contract) "to pose for what is commonly referred to in erotica as a 'facial.'"
Traci took a $30K advance and then backed out of the shoot, so hotchicksonly.com then resolved to cream her in court ... which they did. They got a $180K judgment.
Traci didn't pay and blew off subsequent court appearances, so the judge issued a warrant for her arrest.
We reached out to Traci for comment – so far no word back.
A sticky situation, indeed.
What's The Big Frigin'
12/14/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
In other news...
We never thought we'd see the day, but Khloe's body is more bangin' than Kim's!
Milla Jovovich -
... Wants New Identity
12/14/2014 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Milla Jovovich is destroying her good name -- for the second time -- she's going to court to get yet another name change.
Right now the sultry zombie killer's legal name is Milla Anderson-Jovovich -- she's married to director Paul W.S. Anderson. But now she's flipping out ... filing court docs to switch it around to Jovovich-Anderson.
The "Resident Evil" vixen's motives might have something to do with their 7-year-old daughter, Ever Gabo -- in the same docs she's requesting the daughter's last name get the same Jovovich-Anderson treatment.
Let's just call Milla hot and forget about it.
Go Go Away ... Power Ranger!
Wife Wants Split
12/14/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Brandon Jay MClaren, who used to kick ass as the Red Ranger, ain't feeling so mighty right now -- his wife has filed for legal separation.
According to court docs, MClaren's estranged wife, Mieka Tennant, is seeking a split after nearly 3 years. They don't have any kids, but Mieka -- a big time Hollywood publicist -- is demanding spousal support during the separation.
MClaren's "Power Rangers S.P.D." days are long gone, but he's nabbed roles on "The Killing," "Falling Skies" and "Graceland."
Tennant will disagree, but BJ's still Zord of the Manor to us.