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Kevin Hart's Sex Tape Partner He's Cashing in On Scandal While I'm Still Getting Screwed!!!

10/19/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kevin Hart is turning his sex tape scandal into a big joke that will ultimately make him richer, but his partner on the tape isn't laughing ... TMZ has learned.

In the new promo for Kevin's upcoming "Irresponsible" comedy tour, he openly takes shots at himself for getting caught in bad situations -- such as the Las Vegas hotel room sex tape with Montia Sabbag.

The spot, which started airing this week, is a slap in Montia's face ... according to her attorney, Lisa Bloom. She says both she and Montia find Kevin using the scandal "very distasteful" because Montia's enduring social media hacks, death threats and slut-shaming.

Bloom says, "This stuff takes a toll mentally and physically, and now with this tour it's like this whole thing was a joke."

She adds Montia will continue working with cops tracking down the extortionists. 

Anna Faris Something Brewin' with New Boyfriend

10/18/2017 8:03 PM PDT

Anna Faris and her new boyfriend Michael Barrett weren't hiding anything over a month ago ... sippin' beers and hanging out at a local carnival.

Pics have surfaced of the new couple in Malibu taken early September showing the pair enjoying a cold one and taking in the sights. Faris and Barrett aren't handsy at all ... but definitely seem to be enjoying each other's company.

TMZ broke the story ... the two were spotted out in Malibu and The Palisades in the last few weeks. We're told they met on the set of "Overboard" a movie set for release in 2018 in which Anna stars and Barrett's working as a cinematographer.

The couple that carnivals together ... 

The Weinstein Co. In Financial Freefall Buyer Getting Cold Feet

10/19/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The Weinstein Co. is broke as a joke and a review of its books is scaring the one potential buyer who could save it.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ, TWC has been out of money for 15 months. The 42% equity interest owned by Harvey and Bob Weinstein, we're told, is worthless.  

What's especially daunting ... a top-to-bottom review of the company and its books has unearthed -- as one source put it -- "a horror story."

We're told the deals the company made -- especially movie deals -- are falling apart left and right. As one source connected to the company tells TMZ, "I haven't seen this much anger EVER in this business. Companies are taking this one personally."

We're told the finances and state of the company are so daunting, Colony Capital -- which has been in negotiations to buy TWC -- is no longer sure it makes sense. Colony fears that even by changing the name and doing a complete personnel change, there's a taint that just won't go away.

One TWC insider tells us, "One thing is certain. If there's any chance for survival, Bob has to go." As we reported, if Colony Capital goes forward, Bob Weinstein will be gently pushed aside to run Dimension -- the film division which is not really a player.

Gucci Mane & Keyshia Wedding Takes the $75k Cake!!!

10/19/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka'oir did more than cut the cake at their wedding reception -- they sliced into a 5-figure work of art ... with a sword!!!

Edda's Cake Designs tells us their team, including designer Edda Martinez, logged a ton of hours piecing together the 10-foot beast. Yes, that's the tallest cake they've ever baked.

We're told it required 3 months of planning, 3 days of baking, 8,000 handmade sugar flowers and 2,500 Swarovski crystals ... for decoration only. No shortage of flavor -- it had layers of red velvet, amaretto, carrot, banana nut and Jamaican rum cake.

Total cost ... $75k, but BET picked up the tab as part of the $1 million 'Mane Event' wedding special.

Edda's threw in the sword Gucci and Keyshia used to cut the cake. Looks like they could've used a ladder too.

Mychael Knight 'Project Runway' Star in Frail Shape at Last Fashion Show

10/19/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Project Runway" finalist Mychael Knight was still hard at work one month before his death, but an intestinal disorder was already taking a visible toll on his body.

TMZ obtained a video of Mychael at what's believed to be the last fashion show he attended ... on September 8 in NYC. While the beloved designer was posing with models ... irritable bowel syndrome left him looking incredibly fragile.

As we reported ... the season 3 sensation died Tuesday morning in a Georgia hospital where he'd been getting treatment for IBS ... which he said was destroying his immune system.

He was 39.

Jenelle Evans I Swear I'll Leave 'Teen Mom 2'!!! MTV Screwed Me in Editing

10/19/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jenelle Evans is putting MTV on notice about the way she says it's portraying her and her fam on this season of "Teen Mom 2" ... saying she'll leave if they don't make it right.

We got Jenelle at LAX about a week after a huge blowup she and husband, David Eason, had on a season 8 episode. Fans blasted David for verbally abusing Jenelle, and also called her a neglectful mom.

Jenelle told us she's the victim of creative editing, done purely to create more drama, and she's pissed about it. She's also angry that producers are putting subtitles on her kid because it makes it seem like he has speech issues.

Long story short ... Jenelle says MTV is screwing itself, if it has dreams of bringing back arguably the most popular chick on the series. 

Mike Tyson Hated 'Punch Out' When It Debuted ... 30 Years Ago!

10/19/2017 12:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mike Tyson says he was definitely NOT a fan of "Mike Tyson's Punch-Out" when it was first released for Nintendo ... 30 YEARS AGO! 

Yep, it was Oct. 18, 1987 when Little Mac began his 8-bit quest for boxing supremacy ... taking on guys like Bald Bull, King Hippo, Don Flamingo, and of course, Iron Mike Tyson. 

We spoke with Mike about how the game has become a cultural phenomenon -- and he dropped this bombshell on us ... he hated it when it first came out!! 

Tyson was super candid with Harvey Levin during a taping of an upcoming episode of "OBJECTified" (airs Sunday nights at 8 PM EST/5 PM PST on Fox News Channel) ... revealing how he came to love the NES game over time.

Salute to MTPO. 

Kirsty in 'Hellraiser' 'Memba Her?!

10/19/2017 12:00 AM PDT

Ashley Laurence in best known for playing the cenobite slayer, Kirsty Cotton -- opposite Doug Bradley as Pinhead -- in the scary '80s movie series 'Hellraiser.' Guess what she looks like now!

Steely Dan's Donald Fagen Insurance Co. Stiffing Me for Canceled Tour

10/18/2017 4:53 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kanye West and Donald Fagen have something in common -- major beef with the insurance companies for their tours, and like Yeezy ... Fagen's suing his, claiming it's failed to pay up.

The Steely Dan singer says he took out a policy with International Insurance Company of Hannover to cover his 28 solo tour dates this year in North America and Japan. As bad luck would have it ... Donald says he got sick in September with an upper respiratory tract infection, severe sore throat as well as sinus and headache pains.

The illness came just one week after his musical partner Walter Becker passed away.

Donald had to cancel his remaining shows, and filed a claim for the insurer to cover any financial losses due to the canceled gigs. In the suit, obtained by TMZ, Donald says the company gave him the runaround, demanding more paperwork and medical opinions.

As we first reported, Kanye filed a similar lawsuit against Lloyd's of London after his breakdown last year forced an early end to his tour.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's fed up ... and wants a judge to force his insurer to fork over more than $1 million.

Anna Faris New Couple Alert He's a Cinematographer!!

10/18/2017 4:22 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Anna Faris is back on the dating horse and just like when she met Chris Pratt, this hookup started at work ... TMZ has learned.

We're told Anna's now dating Michael Barrett ... a 47-year-old cinematographer with credits on "Ted," "About Last Night," "Zookeeper," and most recently "Overboard" ... which stars Anna. 

There were no signs of romance during production earlier this year, but fast-forward to September when we know they were spending more time together. They were spotted together in Malibu at Neptune's Net, and witnesses tell us they looked very couple-y.

And just this week, they hit up a Pacific Palisades restaurant TWICE, with more reports of PDA.

Chris and Anna fans no doubt remember they met in 2007 on the set of "Take Me Home Tonight."

Anna's new pairing comes 2 months after she and Chris announced their separation. It was clear they were ready to move on when they quickly stopped wearing their rings

We've reached out to Anna's camp, so far no word back.

'Buffy' Star Nicholas Brendon Felony Arrest for Dragging Down GF by Her Hair

10/18/2017 4:21 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

'Buffy the Vampire' star Nicholas Brendon ended up back in handcuffs, and posing for yet another mug shot after an alleged drunken attack on his girlfriend ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Brendon and the woman were at a Palm Springs hotel bar on October 12 when she got up to go back to their room. We're told Nicholas sat her back down by yanking her arm.

She got up again, but this time Brendon -- who's had numerous arrests in recent years -- pulled her down by her hair ... according to law enforcement. We're told a hotel employee called cops, who arrested Brendon for felony domestic violence.

We've reached out to a rep for Nicholas, so far no word back. 

Ozzfest Sues OZY Fest Ripped Off Ozzy's Namesake!!!

10/18/2017 3:15 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Someone's trying to make a buck off Ozzy Osbourne's name and his long-running concert festival ... according to a new lawsuit.

Ozzy's company's unleashing their lawyers on a Central Park music event called OZY Fest -- short for OZY Fusion Fest -- which went down this past July and featured acts like Jason Derulo and Talib Kweli. Despite the name ... rock's Prince of Darkness, Ozzy, was NOT part of the lineup.

According to the suit, Ozzfest -- which has been a thing for more than 20 years -- fired off a cease and desist letter, warning that  the event, and its logo, were confusing music fans. OZY Fest claimed it wasn't a concert, and more of a "media-focused event" -- whatever that means.

Team Ozzy's calling BS, especially because OZY Fest's own website describes it as an "all-day party that brings together incredible music." So, yeah ... just like Ozzy's incredibly popular and already established festival.

Ozzfest is suing to prevent an encore use of the name, and for profits from that July show.

Justin Trudeau Breaks Down Over Gord Downie Death

10/18/2017 1:55 PM PDT
Breaking News

Justin Trudeau needs a hug today, and some tissues -- the Canadian Prime Minister completely lost it while talking about the death of his friend, The Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie.

Trudeau was a huge fan of the beloved Canadian rock band, and went to their last gig a year ago.

He addressed Downie's death Wednesday, saying Gord loved Canada deeply and wanted to make it a better place. As he fought back tears, Trudeau said, "We are less of a country without [him]."

Downie died Tuesday night after an almost 2-year battle with brain cancer. He was 53.

Trudeau's news conference was just the start ... he also posted a heartfelt statement honoring his pal as "a rock star, artist, and poet whose evocative lyrics came to define a country." #RIP

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