Day in Pop Report for 04/09/2012
(TMZ) Paul DeLisle -- the bassist from the band Smash Mouth -- is an evil, violent wife-beater ... so says the rocker's wife ... but Paul claims HE'S the real victim in a crazy domestic war.
DeLisle and his wife Mary have obtained dueling restraining orders against each other ... both accusing the other of extreme violence.
Mary obtained her restraining order back in December ... after an incident in which she claims Paul, "Called me a 'c*nt' and told me to get out of his house ... he threatened to kick my teeth in."
She claims Paul has been terrorizing her for months ... "[He] has slapped me in the head and back, thrown objects at me, locked me in a closet, locked me out of the house, broken down doors to get to me, pinned me on the ground and sat on my chest, dragged me out of bed by my ankles."
In the court docs, filed in Santa Cruz County Superior Court, Mary also claims Paul spit in her face and poured drinks on her head.
Paul got his restraining order just a few weeks ago ... after telling the judge Mary "grabbed my hair and struck me with several blows, she kicked me and tried to break my fingers."
In his petition, also filed in Santa Cruz, Paul claims Mary "repeatedly goes for my fingers, in an attempt to render me unable to play music, which is what I do for a living."
Paul says Mary has also threatened him with a knife ... and now he's in fear for his life.
The same day a judge signed off on Paul's restraining order ... Paul filed for divorce from Mary.
The worst part of the whole situation -- the couple has a 2-year-old daughter. Paul is asking for sole legal and physical custody.
We reached out to both sides for comment -- we're still waiting to hear back. more on this story
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(popmusiclife) Newark, New Jersey residents are not too happy to learn that they will have to pay the bill for extra security that was provided for Whitney Houston's funeral in February, reports CBS 2 in New York.
The city racked up $187,000 in police overtime during the pop icon's funeral service, representing 5 percent of the $4 million budget for the year.
In Westfield, where Houston was laid to rest, $9,000 in police overtime was spent, a necessary cost to make sure no one got hurt, officials said. More including the video report.
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(TMZ) Lil Wayne's entourage spat in a photog's face, pushed him to the ground in the rain, then beat the crap out of his bicycle -- this according to a police report filed last week in Miami.
According to the report, obtained by TMZ, the photog spotted Wayne and his entourage skateboarding outside some church -- right beside a "no skateboarding" sign -- so he decided to take a few pics.
The photog claims Wayne and his boys packed it in after it started to rain -- so he followed the group to their car, snapping pics along the way.
According to the report, Weezy didn't much like the attention (as you can see in the video) -- so he ordered his goons to take the man's camera ... at which point roughly eight men surrounded him, and intimidated him into deleting several of his photos.
The photog claims it didn't end there -- insisting one of Wayne's dudes spat on him, while another pushed him to the ground. The photog says the group also beat his bicycle with a skateboard.
The photog eventually broke free -- and made a beeline straight for the Miami Beach Police Station, where he filed the report.
Calls to Wayne's people were not returned. Check out the video
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(TMZ) The Game is a changed man -- just 4 months after stopping a concert to fight a guy in the crowd ... the rapper stopped a concert to SAVE someone ... and TMZ has the footage.
It all went down on March 18th -- The Game was in the middle of his performance at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA ... when a concertgoer passed out in the crowd.
Game immediately jumped into action -- slamming the brakes on the show to make sure the kid was okay.
The footage is pretty intense -- the kid comes to for a quick moment ... asking for water ... then falls limp AGAIN, passing out cold for the second time.
Several other concertgoers rushed to the guy's aid -- but before long, he had regained consciousness again ... this time for good ... and the show went on. Check out the clip
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(TMZ) Lindsay Lohan is adamant -- she didn't fight with anyone inside a nightclub last Thursday night -- because sources close to LiLo tell TMZ ... she wasn't even out that night.
As TMZ first reported, a woman filed an incident report with the West Hollywood Sheriff's Department, claiming Lindsay started a fight with her inside a nightclub last week.
According to our sources, Lindsay didn't even leave the house that night. We're told Lindsay stayed home and watched TV that night -- she's currently catching up on the Showtime show "Homeland."
Our sources say Lindsay is particularly frustrated by this accusation ... because even when she stays home and avoids trouble, it seems to find her anyway. more on this story
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(Astralwerks) Kraftwerk will release a limited edition version of The Catalogue Box set on April 10 to commemorate their exclusive live retrospective concert series at the Museum Of Modern Art in New York.
Astralwerks will release a special limited edition version of the 2009 Digital Masters Boxset The Catalogue on April 10. Originally released to celebrate the 35th anniversary of their landmark 1974 hit "Autobahn" and the long-awaited digitally remastered versions of their 8 classic albums, the CD Boxset contains 8 x remastered CDs in 'mini-vinyl' card wallet packaging, plus individual large format booklets. However, this time, the set will come packaged in a black box and will be made available as an individually numbered, worldwide limited edition of 2,000 copies.
This special commemorative edition will be sold at two NYC locations, The Museum Of Modern Art's store in Manhattan and at the MoMA PS1 store in Long Island City. It is also available to purchase online at MoMA's ecommerce store. more on this story
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(popmusiclife) Janet Jackson is unveiling her trim figure in a new tv commercial that starts running this week.
Janet signed on with weight loss program Nutrisystem last year, launching the campaign with an approach that many could relate to. "I understand what it's like to have weight issues; I've dealt with it all my life," she said.
If last fall's ads were considered the "before" scenario, the new ad debuting this week is the start of the "after" portion. Check it out.
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(TMZ) With reports Rihanna wants to play Whitney Houston should there ever be a biopic about the legendary singer -- Whitney's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, is telling friends there is only one person that can play that role ... HER.
According to our sources, Bobbi feels she is the perfect person to play the part of Whitney ... telling friends that no one knew her better.
Our sources say BK feels that if Easy E's son can play him in a movie, she can do it too. So if such a project ever develops, the producers can expect a call from Bobbi Kristina. more on this story
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(TMZ) Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been dating for roughly two weeks, but it's a relationship 8 years in the making ... TMZ has learned.
According to our sources, the two have been friends since 2004 -- and have flirted on-and-off -- but the timing was never right to pursue a relationship ... until now.
We're told both sides always felt a spark, but they NEVER acted inappropriately while Kanye was with Amber Rose ... or while Kim was with Kris Humphries.
In fact, we're told Kim was recently kicking around the idea of reconciling with Reggie Bush ... but after hanging out with him in Miami a few weeks ago, decided the two weren't compatible anymore.
Kim finally reconnected with Kanye in Paris when she attended his fashion show ... and shortly after that, both sides decided to "give dating a shot."
And so far, we're told Kim has been super-impressed with the rapper ... who pulled one hell of a surprise when they hit up FAO Schwarz in NYC a few days ago.
Sources say Kanye made some calls and had an entire floor of the toy store roped off so they could get a private lesson from a guy who taught them how to play "Chopsticks" on the over-sized piano featured in the movie "Big."
Kim's currently back in L.A. ... but we're told she plans to get back to NYC as soon as possible to see him. more on this story
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eOne Music have set a May 22nd release date for Jamie McLean Band - Live at Gibson, on CD & DVD.
On January 12th Jamie McLean Band invited its biggest fans, friends and supporters to the Gibson Guitars Showroom in New York City for a special night of music. The building was originally The Hit Factory where hundreds of famous albums including Born In the USA, Graceland and Songs In The Key Of Life were recorded.
On this hallowed ground Jamie McLean Band offered up cocktails, studio tours and two full sets of their original brand of red hot blues, roots, southern soul and uptown rock and roll. more on this story
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(TMZ) Juvenile is locked in a child support battle with his baby mama over his 13-year-old son ... but now Juvenile has learned the boy might not be his and he wants his to take a paternity test, this according to new court documents.
As TMZ first reported, an arrest warrant was issued for the rapper in February when he fell behind on child support to the tune of $160,000. Juvenile told TMZ himself that he's a good father and that his son stays with him most of the time.
But now Juvenile has fired back in a big way ... filing court docs in Louisiana saying he never established paternity when his son was born and didn't even sign the birth certificate at the time.
Juvenile claims he only recently learned the boy's mother was having sexual relations with "at least one other man" at the time and that he was "fraudulently induced" into various child support agreements.
He is requesting a paternity test and if it turns out he's not the father ... he wants all judgments against him released AND he wants back every dime he laid out for the boy for the last 13 years. Ouch.
The two sides are set to be in court next month. more on this story
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(TMZ) Former "American Idol" champ Ruben Studdard just went through the CLEANEST divorce ever ... all thanks to his ironclad prenup.
TMZ broke the story ... Ruben filed for divorce in November from his wife Surata Zuri McCants, citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce was finalized in January.
It got hairy at first -- Zuri tried to get the judge in their divorce case to nullify the prenup, claiming Ruben blindsided her with the documents just days before the wedding, unfairly pressuring her into signing them.
But the judge wasn't buying it -- upholding the prenup, and awarding Zuri close to ZILCH in the divorce.
According to the final judgment, Ruben was not ordered to pay ANY spousal support or alimony ... and he gets to keep their home plus all his belongings -- jewelry, pensions, royalties, clothing, and all his cash. It was even ordered Zuri return the engagement ring.
Meanwhile, Zuri gets next to nothing -- her wedding dress, her photo albums, a 2006 BMW (which Ruben will pay off), a 10k property settlement, 2k for attorneys fees ... oh yeah, and her maiden name. more on this story
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(The Syn) Paul F. Tompkins returns to Comedy Central with his original one-hour stand-up special, Laboring Under Delusions which will be released on extended and unrated DVD Tuesday, April 24th just days after the special debuts on Comedy Central Saturday, April 21 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Before achieving success as a comedian, actor, and writer, Tompkins toiled in the ranks of the common working man, and he shares some of his incredible experiences in this all-new special.
Using his trademark storytelling style, Tompkins recounts his stint as a disgruntled hat salesman, his evolution into a sticky-fingered video store clerk, and how hosting VH1's "Best Week Ever" led to inadvertently donning women's undergarments. With his fist raised high, Tompkins delivers a rousing hour of comedy to a raucous audience at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA. more on this story
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(popmusiclife) One Direction hit the stage at Saturday Night Live this past weekend to deliver a couple of songs from their debut album, "Up All Night."
The UK pop sensations performed "What Makes You Beautiful" and "One Thing" from the album, songs that helped One Direction recently make headlines when they became the first British group to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
One Direction have announced the first series of dates for their summer tour of North America; things kick off May 24 in Fairfax, Virgina, with dates running through July and more to be announced. Check out SNL videos here.
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(TMZ) It's barely been six months since Child Protective Services took away their daughter -- but TMZ has learned, "16 and Pregnant" couple Ebony and Joshua Rendon are PREGNANT ... AGAIN.
Joshua tells TMZ, Ebony is currently 10 weeks pregnant with the couple's second child. According to Joshua, the pregnancy was NOT planned -- but he adds, "We are extremely excited for the baby."
Here's the kicker -- CPS took away Josh and Ebony's toddler last year because of the deplorable living conditions in the Rendons' household ... including maggot-filled piles of garbage and feces on the wall. The couple was arrested for child endangerment.
Shockingly, their girl is STILL with CPS -- and we're told Josh and Ebony only get supervised visitation. The case is still pending.
But Josh tells us, he and Ebony have learned from their mistakes, completed parenting classes, and now keep their home immaculate. Josh insists ... they're 100% ready for another kid.
Josh and Ebony are currently fighting to regain full custody of their daughter. more on this story
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(TMZ) Heidi Klum did all the talking last week when she filed for divorce from Seal -- and when we caught him last Friday night at LAX, the singer passed on the opportunity to do some talking of his own.
Heidi cited "irreconcilable differences" in her divorce petition filed in L.A. County Superior Court. The couple has a post-nup in place to divide their assets, so the big issue will be custody. Heidi is asking for joint legal custody of their four children, but she wants primary physical custody ... with Seal getting visitation rights.
We asked Seal if he knew the filing was imminent and whether he planned to stay friends with Heidi through the process ... no answer. more on this story
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(TMZ) TMZ has obtained Amanda Bynes' mug shot ... taken moments after she was arrested for DUI in West Hollywood last week.
Bynes appears to be in full makeup ... sporting an ashy grey dye job ... and a black blazer.
As we previously reported, Bynes allegedly swiped a cop car as she was trying to pass. Cops believe she was in no condition to drive. Check out the mug shot here.
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(TMZ) Fantasia Barrino's finally putting her financially turbulent past behind her -- dumping the giant house in North Carolina she nearly lost to foreclosure in 2009 ... but the therapeutic real estate move is costing her nearly $500K.
Fantasia has listed the 5-bedroom, 38,768 sq. ft. mansion in Charlotte for $800,000 -- nearly $500,000 less than what she paid for it in 2007 ... $1.3 million -- and you can bet she won't get her asking price.
As we previously reported, the home isn't without its bad memories -- Fantasia nearly lost the place at public auction after allegedly defaulting on a $58,000 loan. She managed to save it at the last minute.
So far, no word on whether the house has received any offers. more on this story
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