A 25th Birthday
8/19/2014 12:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Month-Long Yacht Party? Time to Detox!
8/18/2014 9:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rapper Kid Ink
Pizza Delivery Man Sues Over Dog Attack
Damages Have Mushroomed
8/18/2014 5:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kid Ink's dog viciously attacked a pizza delivery guy and now the victim is suing for a piece of the pie.
Garnik Nazarian claims Kid ordered a pie delivered to his Granada Hills home ... and when he showed up at the front door, Kid's dog -- Louie -- attacked him ... chomping down on his hands, arms, legs, face and other body parts.
Nazarian -- claims Kid should've known Louie was "unusually dangerous" and prone to attack ... and should've kept the animal locked up.
According to the lawsuit ... Nazarian's injuries are so bad, he won't be able to deliver pizzas for a long time to come. So, in addition to medical bills and pain and suffering, he wants lost profits.
BTW ... the lawsuit is a little wonky. In California and most states, a dog bite victim doesn't have to prove the pooch was unusually dangerous or prone to attack. When dog bites a person ... owner pays -- period.
R. Kelly Lawsuit
I Made You a Star
And You Pissed on Me
8/18/2014 2:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
R. Kelly is an ungrateful tightwad who screwed over the guy who made him a star ... at least according to a new lawsuit.
Derrel McDavid says he's managed R. Kelly for decades and helped him navigate from a nobody to a superstar.
Things soured last year ... and Kelly and McDavid parted company. According to the lawsuit they made a deal ... Kelly would give McDavid $1.3 million and they'd walk their separate ways.
McDavid says Kelly made the initial $300K payment, but the deal called for additional $40K a month payments for 18 months and he hasn't received a cent.
McDavid's suing for the $1M balance.
Here's Kelly's big problem. We're told McDavid was deeply involved in Kelly's professional and personal life, and knows everything about the various disputes he's had with women and others going back 20 years. Sources connected with the case say Kelly could be playing with fire by stiffing McDavid.
We reached out to Kelly ... but we haven't heard back.
Magician Calen Morelli
Cop is FAKE
In Pot Magic Trick!
8/18/2014 2:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Magician Calen Morelli pulled a trick on everyone when he made it appear a cop slammed him against a wall in search of a bag of pot ... because the cop is an IMPOSTOR!!!
Calen appeared on TMZ Live Monday and spilled the beans ... the epic video -- which has nearly 8 million views -- is not what it seems.
Yes, the magic is real, but the guy in uniform is not a sworn donut-muncher ... well, at least not one with a badge.
Gotta say ... well done.
In other news...
The former reality star began working at a strip club about a month ago, but claimed it was all for "research."
Wait 'til you see how much dough she raked in.
Suicide Was 'Spontaneous'
8/18/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Robin Williams did not plan his suicide ... in fact, hours before he hanged himself he was making plans for upcoming projects.
A confidante of Robin's who spoke with him the day before his body was discovered tells TMZ ... they had a fairly lengthy discussion about several deals in the works and Robin was "completely engaged in the conversation."
The source says Robin was asking lots of questions about the deals ... inconsistent with someone who planned on killing himself.
The confidante says there was nothing out of the ordinary during the conversation ... saying "He [Robin] was unhappy which he often was, but it was nothing unusual." As for why Robin was unhappy, the source says Robin, like lots of other comedians, "lived in a dark place."
We're also told no one in Robin's life -- including his wife or personal assistant -- had any idea suicide was looming.
We're told the family believes whatever set Robin off on his fatal path occurred shortly before he cut, then hanged himself.
Screw Ice Water …
Here’s Cold Cash!
8/18/2014 5:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
'Sons of Anarchy' Star Chuck Zito
If War Machine's GF Cheated
She Deserved Beating
8/18/2014 12:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chuck Zito says he would beat the crap out of his girlfriend if he ever caught her cheating.
The "Sons of Anarchy" actor was leaving Coogies restaurant in Malibu when our photog asked about War Machine's brutal assault on his GF, porn star Christy Mack. His reaction was loud and clear ... if she cheated, she deserved everything she got.
You gotta see his gestures as he describes the plan of action.
Apparently cops disagree ... War Machine is now in custody and faces 7 criminal charges in connection with the beating.
'Big Brother' Voting
One Thing CBS Didn't Count On
... A Lawsuit
8/18/2014 12:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The biggest backstabbing villain at "Big Brother" isn't Ariana Grande's brother, Frankie -- or any of the other contestants -- it's the CBS honchos who run the voting ... according to a new lawsuit.
A guy named Edwin Lyda claims he invented the system for text message voting and says he holds the patents to that system. He claims CBS jacked his invention and uses it each week on BB.
On the show, viewers vote in various ways -- by telephone, online, with a phone app or text messaging. The votes don't determine who stays or goes ... it's for things like who should win bonus prizes or who should get special perks in the house.
Lyda says his system for text voting is a big part of the show ... he wants a court to decide how much of BB's millions he's entitled to get ... then again, he could get nothing.
We called CBS for comment ... so far no word back.
Hard for Celebs to Break Up
I Should Know!
8/18/2014 11:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Audrina Patridge is on the market again after 5 years with BMX biker Corey Bohan ... but retired NFL stars apparently aren't part of her rebound plan.
Audrina was at LAX giving us some relationship advice when a recently minted NFL Hall of Famer just happened to stroll by ... which got our cameraman thinking he'd be the perfect rebound guy.
We'll let you see how the encounter played out ... but suffice to say she's still available
Poor Sapp ... look what he's missing out on.
I'm Back with Karrueche
'Cause I'm NOT GUILTY!
8/18/2014 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown says he's back with Karrueche because she finally realized he did NOT have sex on a St. Tropez yacht.
The on-again-off-again couple is now on again ... and Chris says it's because Karrueche now realizes he was telling her the truth when he said he was not having sex with anyone else.
Sources close to Karrueche tell us ... he was frantically texting and calling her -- more than 20 attempts a day -- to acquit himself, but she ignored him.
We're told Saturday ... Karrueche showed up at Chris' celebrity flag football game to talk it out ... which they did, and she believes him.
As for the whole yacht thing ... there definitely was smoke ... he was on the vessel cavorting with several women, including one of Karrueche's close friends.
Chris did cop to something ... he promised Karrueche he would slow down the partying and treat her better.
Ice Bucket Challenge
With a BIG Twist
8/18/2014 6:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Charlie Sheen didn't douse himself with water in the Ice Bucket Challenge ... but he did make it rain.
Charlie was called out by hockey star Ryan Miller to take the challenge in support of the ALS Foundation. But Charlie's challenge was H20 free ... and way more awesome.
He also calls out Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher and nemesis Chuck Lorre to meet his challenge. Watch the video ... he doesn't seem hostile toward them.
So how much money do you think was in the bucket?