Kevin Hart Sex Tape Accuser Said Kevin Was a Victim ... Said She Didn't Want a Cent from Him

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Kevin Hart's sex tape partner who just filed a $60 million lawsuit against him said back when the story first broke ... Kevin, like her, was a victim and she was not going to sue him.

Montia Sabbag stood by attorney Lisa Bloom's side as Bloom stated their case ... that Kevin had no idea their sexual liaison was being secretly filmed in a Las Vegas hotel suite. Bloom also made Sabbag's position clear ... she didn't want a cent from Kevin -- rather she wanted to hunt down the perpetrator and bring him to justice.

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Our sources say a subsequent lawyer for Sabbag -- her third -- recently made a secret financial demand to Kevin ... asking for "low six figures," and Kevin's lawyer rejected it and didn't offer a penny.

TMZ broke the story ... that lawyer who now reps Sabbag has filed a $60 million lawsuit against Hart and J.T. Jackson -- Kevin's former friend who was arrested for and charged with extortion.

So, now Sabbag has turned on Kevin, saying he was in on it so he could get more publicity -- strange, since even back then Kevin was one of the biggest movie stars in the world and the last thing he needed was media attention over cheating.

What's more ... sources with first-hand knowledge tell TMZ, Kevin has been working with the District Attorney for 2 years on the case. It seems odd he'd be so involved if he was secretly one of the perpetrators. As one source put it, "Kevin is working with the D.A. a lot because J.T. f**ked him over."

We're told Kevin, who is recovering from horrific injuries as a result of his car crash, will not pay Sabbag a penny. There will be no settlement.

'The Place Beyond The Pines' Buy Eva Mendes' Honda Prelude ... Gosling Sold Separately

One of Eva Mendes' former rides is hitting the market ... and it means you could scoot around in the car Eva was driving when she and Ryan Gosling sparked their romance.

The whip is a rare 1982 Honda Prelude, and you might remember it from the 2012 film, "The Place Beyond The Pines" ... starring Eva, Ryan and Bradley Cooper.

Eva and Ryan logged a bunch of screen time behind the wheel in the flick, and the car just went up for auction on eBay, with the bidding starting at $5,000.

The car's current owner, Leon Ferri, tells us he scooped up the ride about 5 years ago off Craigslist, and he's totally fixed it up. The two-door silver whip has 84,000 miles and a brand new engine, plus a sunroof and a snazzy red interior.

The ride brought Eva and Ryan together in the movie ... and in real life. Eva's said they knew each other before filming, but while onset in 2011 it sounds like that's when things got serious. They've been together ever since and have 2 kids together.

Unfortunately, Ryan doesn't come with the purchase.

Lyfe Jennings Stop Twisting Up My 'Slave' Song ... It's All About Sex!!! Geez

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Lyfe Jennings says Charlamagne tha God and others who are crucifying his new song -- which invokes the word "slave" -- don't have a clue, 'cause it's just naughty sex talk.

We spoke with the R&B singer a few days after Charlamagne and comedian Amanda Seales teamed up on social media to put a spotlight on Lyfe's new tune, entitled "Slave." It's got some seemingly questionable lyrics, which CTG and AS mocked mercilessly.

For the record, Lyfe sings the following ... "Got your ass hoppin' like a frog / Got your legs shakin' like two wet dogs / This ain't the part we fall in love / This is the part we kiss and f**k." Then he explicitly mentions slaves, saying ... "I'm gon' beat it like a slave / So you don't run away / Got the whips and chains / Call me master."

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In Charlamagne and Amanda's defense ... the lyrics are very explicit and references to beating slaves and whips and chains frankly do conjure up images of African slavery.

But, Lyfe's calling BS on that notion because he says they're completely off-base. In Lyfe's eyes, it's all about his intent ... and this was meant to be nothing more than an homage to BDSM, which the music video does make crystal clear.

He even tells us a very popular book-turned-movie inspired this track. We'll give ya 50 guesses.

Lyfe also makes a point about PC/cancel culture -- which he thinks has gotten way out of hand ... and is more like outright bullying now.

Michael Vick Lamar Jackson Plays Like Me 'That's A Dangerous Man!'

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Michael Vick just paid the ultimate compliment to Lamar Jackson ... the NFL legend tells TMZ Sports the Ravens QB reminds him of himself!!!

"I think they're good comparisons man," Vick says. "If anybody looking like me, it's Lamar!!!"

Vick is known as the greatest dual-threat QB in NFL history ... and after Lamar tore up the Dolphins and Cardinals in back-to-back weeks -- we had to ask Mike for his take on LJ.

Vick says he loves that people are comparing Jackson's game to his ... telling us, "That's a dangerous man behind center!!!"

In fact, Vick is so high on what Jackson's been doing to start the 2019 season ... he says he has ZERO advice for him going forward.

"Keep doing what you're doing," Vick says. "Don't change nothing."

By the way, Vick also clapped back at everyone saying Jackson's stats are inflated by playing two sorry teams ... telling us, "You don't go out and throw 5 touchdown passes and call it a fluke."

Mike added, "I'm excited for the guy. He's going to be hard to deal with for a long time."

Guess Who This Blushing Beauty Turned Into!

Before this messy-haired girl would grow up to star in movies alongside big names like Heath Ledger, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Lawrence, Matt Damon and Jennifer Lopez ... she began hustling in showbiz at age 11.

She landed her first film gig in 1996 before becoming a sensation in a 1999 teen flick you definitely don't hate. The role earned her an MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Female Performance.

Two years later ... she'd dance her way to winning a Teen Choice Award.

Over the next 18 years, she'd costar in Oscar-winning movies as well as action franchises and acclaimed TV shows ... and she also appears in this summer's latest blockbuster with a women-led cast.

Can you guess who she is?

Sinbad on Candace Owens In 'Never Been Great' USA She Has Every Right to Be Dumb As Hell

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Sinbad couldn't disagree more with Candace Owens on the idea that this country was ever great -- as President Trump suggests.

You know the famous Voltaire line ... "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." That's not exactly what Sinbad said to us Monday at LAX, but it's close in spirit ... maybe. He notes Candace has every right to spew half-baked theories in the U.S. of A.

Of course, he's referring to the spirited debate Candace and T.I. got into over the weekend in Atlanta, where Diddy's REVOLT TV held a summit and talked about 'MAGA.' T.I. asked when this country was ever great -- and she was never able to answer.

Sinbad is firmly in T.I.'s corner on the issue, saying that there are way too many bad tendencies Americans seem to go back to time and time again to reach true greatness. Watch ... he makes an interesting point, even saying America has the potential to be great.

As far as Candace goes though, Sinbad's got some harsh for words for her -- as well as other black Trump supporters who parrot GOP talking points. We'll let him speak for himself.

Aaron Carter Cops Tried To Place Me on Psych Hold ... I Won't Give Up My Guns!!!

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Aaron Carter is sticking to his guns ... meaning he won't give up his myriad of firearms -- which he keeps loaded -- despite a rash of apparent mental health disorders and a new attempt to place him on a psychiatric hold.

Aaron was on "TMZ Live" Monday and told us cops showed up at his home Sunday night with the intent of taking him away on a 5150 hold. The singer says he warned deputies he had loaded weapons scattered around his home -- but also convinced them, and a mental evaluator, he was not a danger to himself or others.

Aaron says he doesn't know who sent the authorities to his home -- though he believes it was someone really close to him -- but he's adamant about one thing ... he ain't giving up his guns.

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Aaron got super defensive when we asked if he disclosed his bipolar diagnosis when he applied for his firearms. He says he's not bipolar, seemingly refuting what he revealed earlier this month on "The Doctors."

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He also insinuated the clip from that show was somehow edited to make it seem like he was diagnosed with a slew of mental disorders ... when he actually is not. For the record, producers for "The Doctors" say it "was not edited in any way."

Aaron repeatedly insisted to us that he's okay and mentally stable enough to own guns -- but watch ... he definitely seems to be struggling.

Ex-Blink-182 Singer Tom DeLonge ... Say It Ain't So!!! Files for Divorce

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Ex-Blink-182 singer Tom DeLonge and his wife are NOT staying together for the kids ... he's calling it quits after nearly 2 decades of marriage.

According to docs obtained by TMZ ... DeLonge filed for divorce in San Diego County Superior Court after 18 years of marriage to Jennifer DeLonge. They've known each other since high school and got married on May 26, 2001 in San Diego. They have 2 kids together ... 17-year-old daughter Ava and 13-year-old son Jonas.

As for why they're splitting up ... the founding Blink member cited "irreconcilable differences." They list December 29, 2017, as the date of separation. He's asking for joint legal and physical custody of their kids.

As far as spousal support ... he wants the court to figure it out later.

DeLonge, who left Blink-182 back in 2015, plays with the band Angels & Airwaves, which will be releasing new music soon. He's currently on tour with Angels & Airwaves for the first time in 7 years.

'SNL' Shane Gillis Fired ... He Says, 'I'm a Mad TV Guy Anyway'

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2:52 PM PT -- Yang just tweeted about the firing, saying Gillis reached out to him and the 2 will be sitting down together soon to discuss it.

Andrew Yang's call for forgiveness is falling on deaf ears -- Shane Gillis just got his ass canned from 'SNL' before he could even appear on an episode ... following his racist joke controversy.

An 'SNL spokesperson on behalf of Lorne Michaels said after execs talked with Shane, they've decided he will NOT be joining 'SNL' for the new season. The spokesperson says, "We want SNL to have a variety of voices and points of view within the show, and we hired Shane on the strength of his talent as a comedian and his impressive audition for SNL."

They went on to say, "We were not aware of his prior remarks that have surfaced over the past few days. The language he used is offensive, hurtful and unacceptable. We are sorry that we did not see these clips earlier, and that our vetting process was not up to our standard."

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As we've reported ... Shane has been under fire for the past few days for using several racial slurs against Asians in a podcast from about a year ago. According to reports, that was just one example of him hurling racial epithets against Asians.

Some critics said a simple Google search would've easily led anyone to these past offensive remarks, and it was obvious 'SNL' brass just didn't do that with Shane.

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Presidential candidate Yang weighed-in on the controversy this weekend, saying we should all forgive Shane ... adding that he did not want the guy to lose his job.

Welp ... looks like the kumbaya approach wasn't cutting it for NBC. They just cut bait and ate a little crow while doing so.

As for Shane, he responded to the news as well ... and his statement is interesting. He says, "It feels ridiculous for comedians to be making serious public statements but here we are. I'm a comedian who was funny enough to get SNL. That can't be taken away."

Shane adds, "Of course I wanted an opportunity to prove myself at SNL, but I understand it would be too much of a distraction. I respect the decision they made. I'm honestly grateful for the opportunity. I was always a mad tv guy anyway."

Guess that's his attempt at one last burn on his way out the door.

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Jeremy Meeks I'm an Actor Now!!!! Still Acts Like He's W/ Chloe

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Jeremy Meeks is going full Hollywood, making his acting debut, and he insists there's one role he's keeping -- fiance to billionaire heiress Chloe Green, even though she's been making out with someone he calls a "friend."

Jeremy was out in L.A. Sunday when he finally broke his silence on Chloe hanging out with Monte Carlo polo captain Rommy Gianni. You'll recall a topless Chloe was all over Rommy back in August while aboard her father's $150 million yacht in the Mediterranean.

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Jeremy thinks the media is blowing Chloe's yacht encounter out of proportion -- especially because, according to him, Rommy is a friend of theirs. Looking at the pics, it seems like he's a bit closer to Chloe than he is Jeremy.

If nothing else, so-called "hot felon" turned actor is sticking to his script -- last month, he doubled down saying don't believe everything you see when it comes to Chloe and him ... and other men.

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We'll say this ... Jeremy seems way more concerned with his acting career than his relationship status. He's been shooting a movie called, "True to the Game 2" -- produced by Manny Halley -- and he plays the dangerously hot muscle in a criminal organization.

As you know, Meeks jumped into modeling when he was released from prison in 2016 -- but now, it sounds like he's caught the acting bug. Bad.

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As for whether Chloe will join him at his first movie premiere? We're not so sure, but he seems confident.

Michael Strahan Facing Off With Ex Over Child Support

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4:22 PM PT -- Sources connected to Jean claim she is indeed seeking back support. One source described it as certain "obligations" Strahan has failed to cover, even though their 2009 settlement calls for him to do so. 

However, sources in Michael's world tell us the suit Jean filed in NY is NOT an effort to enforce unpaid support, instead it is a suit to "modify" their prior settlement -- meaning increase the monthly payments. We're also told Jean filed the same suit last year in North Carolina -- where she lives with their girls -- but there's been no decision yet in that state.

1:55 PM PT -- Once the hearing began, the judge cleared the court with the exception of Michael, Jean and their attorneys. Our sources say there was no ruling today on child support, and the judge set the next court date for October.

1:08 PM PT -- The hearing's over, and we just got a shot of Michael as he walked out of court with his bodyguard leading the way.

No word yet on what the outcome was of the hearing.

Michael Strahan is going to war with one of his ex-wives over child support -- and the ex-NFL superstar just arrived to court in Manhattan for a hearing on the issue.

Our sources connected to Michael say he is NOT behind on his child support payments to his ex-wife, Jean Muggli. However, she is presumably seeking to increase his monthly payments.

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The standoff is between Michael and Jean -- his second ex-wife -- who have twin daughters together, Sophia and Isabella, who are now almost 15 years old. Jean and her attorney Shannon Simpson, from the law firm Cohen Clair, was also present for Monday's hearing.

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Michael is obviously doing very well for himself -- following his lucrative Hall of Fame career in the NFL, he's now hosting "Good Morning America" and 2 other shows on ABC. It seems likely Jean is seeking an increase based on his increased income.

Michael and Jean married way back in 1999, but they split in 2006, and the divorce was nasty. Their divorce proceedings dragged on for months, and the judge eventually awarded Jean $15.3 million and set Michael's child support for their daughters at $18,000 per month.

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Kevin Hart Sued by Sex Tape Partner for $60 Million ... Claiming Kevin Was in On Recording Liaison

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Kevin Hart's sex tape partner claims Hart conspired with a friend to secretly record their encounter, and now she's suing him for $60 million.

Montia Sabbag claims in a new lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, her 2017 encounter with Hart in a Vegas hotel room was all planned by Hart and J.T. Jackson -- his friend who later was arrested for extortion. She says Hart was motivated by publicity ... the need to get more -- especially with an upcoming comedy tour -- and that's why he and JT allegedly hid the camera.

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The suit claims Hart allowed Jackson into the Cosmopolitan Hotel suite so he could set up hidden video recording devices to capture the liaison. Jackson was later charged with 2 counts of extortion relating to alleged efforts to get money out of Hart to keep the tape under wraps. Jackson denied ever extorting the comedian.

Hart has repeatedly denied having any knowledge of the recording ... claiming he, too, was a victim of Jackson's extortion attempts. You'll recall Hart later apologized for his infidelity and was adamant nobody should profit off his mistake.

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TMZ broke the story ... Kevin and Sabbag got up close and personal while partying at Marquee nightclub in Vegas. Sabbag, who back in September 2017 said she's a crime victim herself, is suing for intentional infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy.

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We reached out to Hart's rep ... so far, no word back.

The Cars' Ric Ocasek Died of Heart Disease ... Also Suffered from Emphysema

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2:12 PM PT -- Ric's family says he was home recuperating from an unspecified surgery when he unexpectedly, but peacefully, died in his sleep.

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His wife, Paulina, says she discovered he had passed when she went to bring him his Sunday morning coffee.

Ric Ocasek's cause of death has been revealed -- The Cars frontman died of heart disease.

According to NYC's Chief Medical Examiner ... Ocasek died of hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. In layman's terms, that means he had heart disease caused by high blood pressure.

Pulmonary emphysema is also listed as a contributing condition to his death, and law enforcement sources tell us he had a history of cancer. His manner of death is listed as natural.

As we reported ... The Cars lead singer was discovered unresponsive Sunday at his townhouse in NYC and pronounced dead at the scene. He was reportedly found in his bed by his estranged wife, Paulina Porizkova.

Ocasek started the band in the '70s and they busted through to stardom with their 1978 song, "Just What I Needed." They went on to have a number of hits, including "My Best Friend's Girl," "Good Times Roll," "Bye Bye Love," "Let's Go," "Shake It Up" and their biggest hit ... "Drive."

Ric was known for his distinct voice and became known as a new wave rock pioneer.

He was 75.

RIP

Originally Published -- 12:28 PM PT

Antonio Brown Denies New Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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Antonio Brown adamantly denies new allegations he got naked and hit on a female artist during a 2017 encounter, despite allegations in a Sports Illustrated article.

"Antonio Brown has reviewed the sexual misconduct allegations made by an unnamed artist included in a recently published Sports Illustrated article and denies that he ever engaged in such activities," Browns' attorney Darren Heitner tells us.

"There will be no further comment at this time."

In the SI article, published Monday morning, the outlet cites an interview with a woman who claims Brown hired her to paint a mural on the wall of his Pittsburgh-area home in June 2017.

The woman told SI ... while she was painting the mural, he came up from behind her "naked, holding a small hand towel over his genitals."

The woman claims Brown was "flirty" with her but she paid him no mind -- but after she turned down his advances, she claims Brown "ghosted" her.

The woman says she never filed a police report or took ANY action against Brown -- and says she has no plans to pursue legal action in the future.

The woman also says Brown did pay for the artwork and they haven't spoken since.

Of course, the allegations are significant in the wake of a bombshell lawsuit filed by Britney Taylor -- who claims Brown sexually assaulted her on 3 separate occasions ... including a violent rape in 2018.

Brown has vehemently denied Taylor's allegations as well and has vowed to countersue.

The SI article features interviews with several fitness and diet specialists who say they had a bad business relationship with Brown ... including Dr. Victor Prisk, who says Brown stiffed him out of $11,500 after working with him in 2018.

Prisk became a mini-Internet sensation when Brown farted in his face during a body fat test.

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"It just seemed childish to me," Prisk told SI ... "I'm a doctor and this man is farting in my face."

Despite the off-the-field situations, Brown made his debut for the New England Patriots over the weekend and scored a TD as his team rolled over the Miami Dolphins.

Dog the Bounty Hunter Possible Heart Attack ... Survives, Might Need Surgery

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11:33 AM PT -- A rep for Dog tells us, "I can confirm Dog is under doctor's care and is resting comfortably. Thank you for all of your well wishes - keep 'em coming."

11:16 AM PT -- Our sources now say Dog suffered a possible heart attack, but doctors are performing tests to know the precise nature of the problem.

Dog the Bounty Hunter was hospitalized this weekend after suffering a heart emergency that may require surgery -- this just a couple months after his wife, Beth Chapman, died.

Sources tell TMZ the reality TV star was taken to a hospital from his home in Colorado after feeling a pain in his chest.

They're also trying to figure out if he will need a corrective surgery.

Either way ... it's a scary incident for the Chapman family coming just a few months after Beth died from cancer.

Beth's death has been incredibly hard on Dog -- he broke down in tears at her Colorado memorial -- who's also been dealing with other forms of stress lately.

His store was broken into last month -- where crooks made off with some of Beth's personal items -- and Dog also nearly fell victim to a $430k check scam out of Dubai.

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Couple that with the recent premiere of his new show and the countless promotional stops that required, and it's obvious Dog's been under a lot of pressure lately. How much that factors into his heart emergency remains to be seen ... but it certainly couldn't have helped.

Get well soon, DBH.

Originally Published -- 10:23 AM PT

Kanye West This Band's The 'Future Of Music' ... Supports Group in Indiana

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Kanye West thinks he's found the next big thing ... because he flew all the way to the middle of nowhere Indiana to show his support for a family band with which he has a special connection.

Kanye surfaced in tiny Batesville, Indiana following his Sunday Service in Atlanta ... attending a free concert and helping raise cash for Infinity's Song and singer Victory Boyd, who are signed to Jay-Z's entertainment agency, Roc Nation.

It was a pretty surreal scene ... Kanye introducing a sibling band for a free show in a tiny venue called Walhill Farm, with about 140 people in the crowd. Not exactly Coachella.

Our sources say Kanye is super close with Victory's father, John Boyd, whom he looks to for spiritual support. Ye did his part to help out Sunday, and we're told there was a freewill offering going around the venue, and Infinity's Song raised around $3,500 for their tour.

Kanye didn't perform, but he had a front row seat for Infinity's Song's performance, and he described Victory and her siblings as "the future of music." High praise from Yeezy.

After the concert, which ended with a rendition of "Amazing Grace," we're told Kanye brought Victory and John on his private jet and flew to Belgium.

It'll be interesting to see what's next for Kanye's new favorite band.