Gladys Knight Clarifies Aretha Franklin Comment, Gladys Had Breast Cancer

7:15 PM PT  — Gladys just told TMZ, “I’d like to clarify that Aretha and I discussed both of us having cancer, mine was stage 1 breast cancer and hers was pancreatic. Due to early detection, I am cancer-free and grateful for that.” Gladys…

Mel B Denies Ex Stephen Belafonte’s Claims of Addiction, Agrees to Drug Testing

4:00 PM PT — Mel B says she is not a “raging alcoholic,” though she does drink socially.  She also denies she takes “illicit drugs,” and says she’s not a sex addict … these are her responses to Belafonte’s request for sole legal and…

’40-Year-Old Virgin’ Actor’s Victim, Kendra Beebe, Appalled He’s Been Granted Parole

The ex-girlfriend of “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” actor Shelley Malil — who was convicted of attempted murder after stabbing her 23 times in a fit of rage in 2008 — is shocked and terrified he’s been granted parole … and feels the system let her…

T-Pain Caught with Gun at Atlanta Airport

T-Pain’s carry-on luggage didn’t make it onto the plane, because security agents found a gun in it … TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us … the rapper’s bag was flagged during a main checkpoint screening at the Atlanta…

Gladys Knight Reveals She’s Battling Pancreatic Cancer

Another music legend, Gladys Knight, is revealing she’s battling pancreatic cancer … and Gladys says she and her friend Aretha Franklin discussed it the last time they spoke. Gladys was attending Aretha’s funeral in Detroit Friday when she…

Prince’s Estate Sues Record Label for Bootlegging His Music, Jacking His Trademark

Prince’s estate is going after a record label, claiming it’s run by a group of bootleggers conspiring to cash in by jacking his tunes and plastering the Prince logo on all their rip-off merchandise. Prince’s estate just filed docs — obtained by TMZ…

We Came as Romans Singer, Kyle Pavone, Died from Drug Abuse

Kyle Pavone — the lead vocalist of metal band We Came as Romans — died as a result of drugs … TMZ has learned. The Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office in Michigan tells us … Kyle died of drug abuse. It’s unclear if this means his death…

Dr. Dre and Xzibit Sued for Allegedly Screwing Group Out of Cannabis Company Fortune

Dr. Dre and Xzibit screwed 3 people out of a fortune in the cannabis industry by taking their time, money and hard work, and then pretending they never existed … according to a new suit. Three individuals are suing the rappers and their weed…

Cardi B Allegedly Orders Attacks of Stripper Sisters, Claims One Slept with Offset

Cardi B is accused of unleashing her posse on 2 strippers and badly injuring both, and we’ve learned they’re going to cops to trigger a formal criminal investigation. One of the strippers — Jade — claims Cardi’s been threatening her for…

‘ER’ Actress Vanessa Marquez Shot and Killed by Cops

Actress Vanessa Marquez who played Wendy Goldman on “ER” was shot and killed by police … and authorities believe Vanessa had mental issues stemming from an eating disorder. Vanessa’s landlord called South Pasadena police Thursday afternoon, saying…

Aretha Franklin’s ‘Celebration of Life’ Funeral Service in Detroit (LIVE STREAM)

Aretha Franklin’s star-studded funeral is underway in Detroit, with more big acts slated to perform and give the “Queen of Soul” a final, fitting send-off … and TMZ’s streaming it live at 10 AM ET. Aretha’s “Celebration of Life” is taking place…

Mel B’s Ex Stephen Belafonte Says She’s Not Fit to Have Custody Because of Alcoholism

Stephen Belafonte says Mel B isn’t fit to retain custody of her children, because she’s in the grip of an alcohol-fueled spiral … so claims ex-husband Belafonte. Belafonte appeared in court Friday, armed with documentation from people who have…