The Game and YG think the Grammys are rigged ... because gangster rappers are getting screwed over.
Game tells TMZ ... people at the Grammys "don't respect our culture or our music. Unless we cross over, we ain't winning s**t."
YG is incredulous ... his album, "My Krazy Life," debuted at #1 on Billboard yet he didn't get a single nomination. He told Big Boy Tuesday his music was way better than most, but he wouldn't be specific.
The irony ... both YG and Game think the Grammys shut out any rapper who is not mainstream, which is ironic given that YG sold more albums than just about anyone in the rap category in 2014.
Game's parting shot ... "We can’t even get police convicted of coldblooded murder, so we definitely ain't winning no f**king Grammy."
Sex Tape Off the Market
12/17/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Sorry, celebrity porn fans ... looks like the tape featuring Wiz Khalifa and a Playboy model will not see the light of day ... because she's had a change of heart about selling it.
TMZ first reported ... Khalifa and Carla Howe filmed a home porn which Howe tried hawking, but Khalifa pitched a fit.
According to our sources, Howe had a meeting set with Vivid Entertainment -- which was prepared to make a big offer -- but she was a no-show.
We're told Wiz and Carla talked it out and eventually agreed not to release the tape. We don't know the terms of the agreement.
That's a little cynical, but ...
"Grandma Got Run Over"
SINGER DR. ELMO
12/17/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Dr. Elmo Shropshire is best known for his early '80s holiday novelty song -- which has sold over eleven million copies -- and now Christmas classic "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer." Guess what he looks like now!
Tyler Perry Star Tasha Smith
Getting the Big D
... And Paying For It
12/17/2014 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Actress Tasha Smith has jumped from filing a restraining order against her estranged husband ... to slapping him with divorce papers ... and right off the bat it's costing her a bundle of cash.
The "Why Did I Get Married?" star sought the split after she and Keith Douglas filed dueling TROs against each other -- and since she's the bread winner in the family ... the judge is making her pay him $50k in spousal support up front.
We broke the stories ... a judge ordered Smith to stay a bizarre 2 yards away from Douglas -- while they were estranged, but still shacking up in the same house. A week later she filed similar docs to get protection from him.
They'll be back in court next month for the restraining orders. As for the $50k payment -- we're told that's just to hold Douglas over until a permanent support agreement is hammered out in divorce court.
Tyler Perry and his 'WDIGM?' writers should be taking notes.
Singing for the Lord Again?
12/17/2014 12:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Hollywood's Power Players are Too White!
12/16/2014 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Dan Bilzerian Sued
Roof-Tossed Porn Star ...
He Should've Known I Can't Fly
12/16/2014 6:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
It's officially open season on Instagram playboy Dan Bilzerian -- he's been hit with his 2nd lawsuit in a week ... this time from the porn star he tossed off a roof and into a pool.
Janice Griffith just filed the suit against Bilzerian and Hustler magazine for the stunt she says left her with a broken foot. In her suit, Janice says Huster hired her to do a photoshoot at Dan's home back in April ... which would show off his "extravagant lifestyle."
She says the porn star-pool toss was suggested by Bilzerian and Hustler -- and she was assured it would be safe. She says they should've known she didn't have the skills to pull off the stunt ... based on her "experiences and qualifications." Translation: porn stars can't fly, dummy.
According to the suit, after the stunt went awry ... she was offered booze to ease her pain. She doesn't say if she accepted.
Afterward, Janice says she reached out to Bilzerian and his attorney -- and got back a letter from them she calls "unprofessional." Gotta say ... It was a pretty epic retort.
Bilzerian got sued last week by a chick he kicked in LIV Nightclub in Miami.
Janice is suing for unspecified damages and lost wages. Apparently the broken-foot-fetish market isn't booming.
Rev. Al Sharpton
Unleashes Classic AL-ISM On Hollywood!
12/16/2014 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
I Can't Terrorize My Ex-GF
She's a Trained Assassin
12/16/2014 4:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kurt Busch's ex-girlfriend is in court to get a restraining order against him -- but the NASCAR driver is fighting back with what he says is proof she's a certified badass who couldn't possibly be afraid of him.
Patricia Driscoll testified in a Dover, Delaware court Tuesday about Kurt's alleged attack on her after one of his races in September. As we've reported ... Driscoll claims he choked her inside his motorcoach.
But sources close to Busch tell TMZ Sports his legal team has submitted a YouTube video of Driscoll as evidence. The video entitled "Pocket Commando" -- was posted earlier this year, and shows her at a gun range, showing off marksman skills and talking about the company she owns ... Frontline Defense Systems.
Driscoll calls herself a "commando mommy" on the video ... which we're told was shot and edited to pitch her as a reality TV star.
We're told Busch's attorneys will argue that Driscoll is a "trained assassin" who would have no reason to fear Busch. In fact, during Tuesday's hearing Busch's attorneys called her a "mercenary" out to ruin his career. Busch adamantly denies the attack.
It's likely the video will be played in court on Wednesday.
D.A. Rejects Sexual Assault Case
12/16/2014 2:41 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The L.A. County District Attorney has just REJECTED the case involving a woman who claims that when she was 15 Bill Cosby sexually molested her at the Playboy Mansion.
Judy Huth has already filed a civil lawsuit against Cosby, but she also filed a police report ... 40 years after the alleged 1974 incident.
The D.A. squarely said ... the statute of limitations has long run on any possible case.
In rejecting the case the D.A. did not evaluate the merits of her claim, but said in order to take action, under the law at the time she would have had to make her complaint within 1 year.
The D.A.'s report details the allegations ... Huth says Cosby gave her 3 beers and then took her to the Mansion. She says they were sitting on a bed and he tried to touch her vagina, but she blocked him by saying she was menstruating.
The report goes on ... with Huth alleging Cosby grabbed her hand, pulled his sweatpants open and placed her hand on his erect penis. She says he then masturbated himself with her hand.
Cosby says Huth is a liar and an extortionist, who unsuccessfully tried to sell her story to the tabloids a decade ago and then demanded $250K from him in return for her silence.
Not Credible ... So Far
12/16/2014 1:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The latest threat by Sony hackers -- warning a 9/11-type attack at movie theaters that play "The Interview" -- is not credible, at least on available intelligence ... this according to The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security.
A DHS official tells TMZ ... "We are still analyzing the credibility of these statements, but at this time there is no credible intelligence to indicate an active plot against movie theaters within the United States."
The hackers released an ominous-sounding message, warning people not to see the movie, saying, "Remember the 11th of September, 2001. We recommend you keep yourself distant from the places at that time."
But the official adds, "If you see something, say something" ... which is what all law enforcement is urging the public post 9/11.
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My Women's Health Cover Is the Real Deal
12/16/2014 1:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Britney Spears looks ... different on the cover of Women's Health Magazine, and while many people suspect a Photoshop job -- TMZ has obtained video that shows that's probably not the case.
Sources involved with the photoshoot tell TMZ ... Britney's facial changes can be attributed to a makeup technique called "contouring" ... which accounts for her slimmer nose and more defined cheek bones.
Check out the video ... she looks exactly the same on set as she does in print.
It really is Britney, bitch.
Clinic Overhauls Procedures
To Avoid Repeat Tragedies
12/16/2014 12:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The clinic where Joan Rivers' throat procedure turned deadly ... just filed a plan to make a slew of major changes to avoid getting shut down by the feds.
According to docs obtained by TMZ ... Yorkville Endoscopy is responding to flaws found by the Department of Health and Human services ... by making several upgrades to its procedures.
Among the changes:
- Stricter procedures to credential physicians and observers who are admitted into operating rooms
- The clinic has to perform a full assessment of a patient's weight, allergies, and medical history before administering Propofol
- Supplemental oxygen should be routinely used and immediately available for patients sedated with Propofol
- Anesthesiologists must check vital signs at least every 5 minutes for patients sedated with Propofol
- Unscheduled drills to resuscitate patients using defibrillators/crash carts will be run 4 times a year
Most of the changes relate directly to problems the agency found at the clinic while investigating Joan's death. The Dept. of HHS has signed off on Yorkville's plan.
Yorkville officials had been given a January deadline to get this done ... or the feds could have closed down the clinic.