50 Cent just got tapped by infamous drug lord Big Meech -- considered hip-hop's Pablo Escobar -- to make a movie about his life, and 50's got prison letters to prove it.
The rapper posted the letter Meech sent him, shouting out Fiddy's TV series, "Power" ... and giving him and producer Randall Emmett his blessing to work on his biopic.
Big Meech co-founded the notorious Black Mafia Family, got arrested in 2005 and is currently doing 30 years in prison -- but back in the day he kicked it with Jay Z, Fabolous, Young Jeezy and many more.
Perfect time for the approval letter ... 50 recently announced his "B.M.F" project will be coming soon to Starz, which airs "Power."
Tonya Couch, the mother of the "affluenza" teen who fled to Mexico with her son, is back on her feet -- especially during happy hour -- tending bar.
We've learned Ethan Couch's mom is slinging drinks at the Honky Tonk Woman Saloon in Azle, TX. Tonya's telling her customers the Saloon gig was a lifesaver because no one wanted to hire her after she and Ethan were captured in Mexico last year. We're told she's had the job for about a month.
Tonya was cleared to start working in June. She was just released from house arrest on Tuesday, but still has to wear an ankle monitor. Ethan's doing 2 years for violating probation -- and Tonya's still facing 2 felonies -- for their illegal jaunt to Mexico.
The Honky Tonk Woman calls itself a bar for people from all walks of life, hosting pig roasts, NASCAR parties and biker rallies. Definitely a good time, but a long way from Couch's old comfy life in the 'burbs.
The beef between "Bachelor in Paradise" stars Josh Murray and Nick Viall is so real, Nick hasn't returned Josh's phone calls since season 3 wrapped ... TMZ has learned.
Sources close to production tell TMZ ... when 'BiP' wrapped in June, several cast members warned Josh that Nick portrayed him as the villain for stealing away Amanda Stanton. Our sources say Josh felt blindsided by the bad blood but wanted to make things cool with Nick, so he reached out to him before the show aired ... but Nick never responded.
Sources close to Josh tell us he feels Nick seized the opportunity to play the role as a "victim" and feels that he won over Amanda fairly. When Josh first arrived at the house, he asked the girls if any of them were in a serious relationship ... and Amanda said no. However, we're told the clip didn't make the cut.
After seeing the drama unfold, we're told Josh feels it's now too late to ever respect him again.
Ed Hartwell curiously unloaded his Georgia mansion for an enormous loss just two days after blindsiding Keshia Knight Pulliam with divorce papers.
We've learned Hartwell sold the 6 bedroom, 8,000 square foot home for $690k ... he'd had it on and off the market since 2012 before finally selling late last month. Ed originally bought the house for $1.268 mil in 2005 ... so he lost around $580k on the property.
The timing of the sale is interesting ... Ed owned the home well before he and Keshia got married, so it's his property regardless. As for why the fire sale ... no one's talking, but you gotta wonder if he's bracing for lots of legal expenses.
Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian just scored a legal victory against the beauty company that was plastering their mugs all over the Internet to hawk a cosmetic line.
TMZ broke the story ... the girls sued Haven Beauty -- which bought a failing cosmetics line called Boldface -- claiming the company had no right to use their images to sell its products.
The company fired back -- the prior owner made a deal with the Kardashian sisters in which they obligated themselves to promote the cosmetic line, which included using their images on the company's website.
Blac Chyna sent a woman to the hospital ... at least according to a woman who has now filed suit against the the future Mrs. Kardashian.
TMZ broke the story ... Chyna's friend, Paige Addison, was tooling around in Chyna's BMW back in November when she blew a stop sign and slammed into an SUV and injured 2 people inside. The lawsuit claims Chyna should've known Paige was a bad driver and should never have let her take the wheel.
If the hook in Ariana Grande's hit song, "One Last Time," sounds familiar that's because she jacked it from a song that came out 2 years earlier ... according to a new lawsuit.
Songwriter Alex Greggs says he wrote, and holds the copyright on the 2012 tune, "Takes All Night" ... an EDM track for Skye Stevens. In the suit, Greggs says Ariana and David Guetta -- who produced "One Last Time" -- duplicated the most memorable part of his song ... the chorus!
Greggs is a heavy hitter, who's worked with Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake and both Jacksons -- Janet and Michael -- and says Ariana copied his music as well as lyrics, like ... "take(s) [or taking] you home."
He's suing for a cut of the profits from AG's track, a top 20 hit in 2014.
The lady who helped make OPIking queen of the nail polish game just put a fresh coat of cash on her pockets ... by unloading her Bev Hills palace.
Miriam Schaeffer -- ex-wife to OPI founder, George Schaeffer, and a former exec herself -- sold the 6 bed, 7.5 bath crib in record time. The house hit the market in June, and escrow closed this month.
Jacob Dadon from the John Aaroe Group repped Miriam ... who is walking away from a ton of luxury: private gym, extra outdoor kitchen, 2-story guesthouse and a 300-year-old French Burgundy fireplace.