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.


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.

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


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!!!


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.

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."


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


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.


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.

Originally Published -- 1:28 PM PT

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


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.


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


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.


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.


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.

Originally Published -- 11:51 AM PT

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.

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.


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.

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.


Originally Published -- 12:28 PM PT

Antonio Brown Denies New Sexual Misconduct Allegations


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


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.


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


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.

Kyrie Irving GF Flaunts Massive Diamond Ring ... Engaged?!?


Seems Kyrie Irving is off the market ... because his girlfriend is flaunting a massive diamond on her ring finger just days after the NBA star was rumored to have popped the question.

The Brooklyn Nets superstar was out in NYC over the weekend -- but all eyes were on his lady friend, Golden, whose ring is bigger than her knuckle.

The paps congratulated Kyrie and Golden on their engagement ... and the couple didn't exactly deny it.


So, if our math is correct ... ring + PDA + engagement rumors = actual engagement (probably).

We don't know too much about Golden ... other than she's a fashion and fitness influencer with more than 400k followers on Instagram.

By the way, it's been radio silence on the alleged engagement from both Kyrie and Golden on social media ... but they're out in public in real life. So, that still counts right???

Kyrie reportedly just signed a brand new $141 MILLION contract with the Nets -- and he's already made $95 mil in his 8 seasons in the NBA.

Congrats to the happy couple (but mostly to Golden!!).

Felicity Huffman Getting a Jump on Community Service? ... Hits Teen Rehab Center


Felicity Huffman might be trying to chip away at her court-ordered community service early and often -- but it's unclear if it'll be in vain or actually count toward her sentence.

The actress was seen visiting a rehab center focused on addicted, homeless youth and teens in the L.A. area Sunday with her daughter, Sophia, where they appeared to be doing some good Samaritan work ... both of them carrying in supplies and treats.

Felicity had a stack of notepads in her arm, while Sophia was bringing what looked like homemade cupcakes right behind her ... each wearing a big smile. BTW, Sophia is the one who ended up taking a rigged SAT test ... which had been paid for by mom.


Now, here's where this nice gesture may or may not end up helping Felicity with her recent sentencing -- part of which includes a mandatory 250 hours of community service, on top of her 14 days behind bars. You'd think she's getting right to it, but it's not that simple.

Fact is, Felicity's sentence is so fresh ... she hasn't even been officially assigned where she'll serve her prison time, although she has requested a pretty cozy facility in NorCal.


Seeing how Felicity's prison hasn't even been decided yet, we doubt the Probation Department overseeing her case has yet to issue a court-approved list of places where she can do her community service. It's possible that it's been signed off on, but unlikely.

If this rehab trip ends up being all for naught ... hey, at least she's scoring points with the man upstairs. That's gotta count for something, right?

Cristiano Ronaldo 'Embarrassed' Over Rape Allegations ... Tried to Shield Kids

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Cristiano Ronaldo admits he was "embarrassed" over news coverage of allegations that he raped a woman in a Las Vegas back in 2009 ... saying he tried to hide the stories from his kids.

"I remember one day I was at home in the living room with my girlfriend watching the television to see the news and they speak about 'Cristiano Ronaldo this and that,'" Ronaldo told Piers Morgan on "Good Morning Britain."

"I listened to my kids coming down the stairs and I changed the channel because I was embarrassed."

"I just changed the channel for Cristiano Jr. not to see that they speak bad about his father about a very bad case."

"It makes me feel so bad to be honest."

Of course, Ronaldo is talking about allegations made by Kathryn Mayorga -- who claims CR7 brought her to his penthouse hotel room in June 2009 after a night of partying and forcibly raped her.

Mayorga went to police after the incident but didn't name Ronaldo in her report. She later cut a deal with Ronaldo in which she would sign a confidentiality agreement in exchange for $375k.

In 2018, Mayorga broke the terms of the deal by filing a civil lawsuit against the soccer star -- claiming he and his team bullied her into signing it in the first place. The civil case is still active.

Officials in Vegas investigated the allegations but ultimately decided NOT to bring criminal charges against Ronaldo citing lack of evidence.

Ronaldo has denied all wrongdoing claiming the sexual encounter was consensual.

Christie Brinkley's Daughter Last-Minute 'DWTS' Replacement ... Gets Visit From Mom After Injury

4:52 PM PT -- Christie is showing support for her daughter, stopping by Sailor's trailer Monday afternoon on the set of 'DWTS.'

As you can see, Christie's got a huge cast over her right wrist, but she looks to be in great spirits despite her injury.

Christie Brinkley's daughter is stepping up to follow in her mom's dancing footsteps ... on the 'DWTS' dance floor.

Sailor Brinkley-Cook -- the 21-year-old model -- will fill in for her mom on the new season of "Dancing with the Stars" ... after she hurt herself rehearsing for Monday night's premiere.


Christie was seen arriving to practice her routine on September 12, shortly before she suffered her injuries. According to ABC, she had to have surgery to her wrist and arm, and will be unable to dance at all this season. Enter Sailor!

ABC released video of Christie going down on 'GMA' -- Christie trips over her dance partner's foot and takes a tumble ... and it looks like she broke a bone bracing her fall.

Couple days later ... Sailor was seen at rehearsals Sunday smiling and preparing with Val. She only has hours to learn her mother's entire routine ... but she, at least, looks ready to crush it as a last-minute substitution.

Brinkley's injury is far from the first over the show's 28 seasons. Pamela Anderson was put in crutches following a calf injury, Lindsey Stirling had a rib injury, Melissa Rycroft suffered a disc herniation, Misty May-Treanor tore her Achilles, Bill Nye tore a tendon, Drew Scott pulled a hammy, Marie Osmond fainted, Derek Hough hurt his foot, and both Tamar Braxton and Kim Zolciak-Biermann had to withdraw due to blood clot issues.

Ballroom, man ... it ain't for the soft.