‘Big Brother’ Champ Sued for Embezzlement — He Claims Extortion

Filed under: Mike 'Boogie' Malin, Lonnie Moore, Celebrity Justice

A partner in one of the biggest restaurant groups in Hollywood claims two of her fellow partners — both reality stars — stole the business blind … but one of the guys is coming right back at her and alleging extortion.

Shereene Arazm claims former “Big Brother” winner Mike “Boogie” Malin (pictured left) and his business partner, VH1 reality star Lonnie Moore (pictured right) “illegally siphoned away [money]” from the Geisha House, LLC restaurant group for years in order to “support their lavish party-boy lifestyles.”

In her suit, Arazm claims, “They gambled away hundreds of thousands of dollars that never belonged to them, they used some of the stolen monies to pay for sex, and they traveled the world at Arazm’s and the restaurant group’s expense.”

Arazm also alleges in the docs, Malin used company resources “to have multiple sexual encounters with various older men during which Malin would live out fetish role play fantasies.”

But before Arazm filed her lawsuit, Malin — who now co-stars with Moore on the reality show “Famous Food” — launched a preemptive strike Tuesday  … filing his own lawsuit claiming Arazm and her lawyer, legal pit bull Marty Singer, were trying to extort him.

Malin clams he received a draft of Arazm’s complaint — written by Singer — a week ago. Malin claims he was told by Singer that he either had to pay up quickly or Arazm’s explosive lawsuit would be filed and all the dirty laundry would be aired.

Malin claims Singer’s threat constitutes civil extortion. Plus, Malin alleges Arazm and Singer had people hack into his emails and illegally tap his phone.

Both parties are seeking millions of dollars in damages.

Singer tells TMZ, “The lawsuit filed by Malin was simply a preemptive strike since Malin and his partners knew they were being sued for serious wrongful conduct. The claims in the suit are completely false and fabricated. We fully expect to get the suit promptly dismissed.”

Calls to Malin, Moore and Malin’s attorney were not immediately returned.



White House Fence Jumper — The Armed Takedown

Filed under: Barack Obama, video, TV

080311_white_house_v2_videoArmed Secret Service agents swooped in on a homeless man on the White House lawn after he jumped a fence yesterday — and the whole scene was caught on tape right behind a CNN reporter.

The 41-year-old man — James Dirk Crudup — was arrested almost immediately by several Secret Service badasses who moved in with automatic weapons drawn. Crudup was seen crawling around on his belly with a bag nearby as agents approached him.

The scene played out several yards from CNN’s John King — who was seconds away from going live on TV when he noticed the agents with guns drawn.

Crudup was arrested and will reportedly be charged with unlawful entry.



Mel Gibson to Oksana Grigorieva: I Want MORE Daddy Time with Lucia

Filed under: Mel Gibson, Oksana Grigorieva, Celebrity Justice

Mel Gibson wants more quality time with his little girl — and in order to get it … he’s demanding a change to his child custody agreement with Oksana Grigorieva.

Sources connected to the former couple tell TMZ Mel has filed a request with the court … for additional overnight visits with 1-year-old Lucia.

Under the current agreement … Mel gets 3 overnights with Lucia every 2 weeks.

Nothing’s decided yet — a hearing is set for September — but if the judge grants Mel’s request, he and Oksana will be much closer to an even 50-50 split of their time with Lucia.



The Situation’s Tuxedo Deal — SIX FIGURES

Filed under: The Situation, Jersey Shore

No prom is safe — TMZ has learned The Situation just locked down a brand new deal to endorse a line of TUXEDOS … and if that wasn’t shocking enough … we’re told it’s worth SIX FIGURES.

It’s all for a company called FLOW Formal — a New York-based tux manufacturer — and CEO Brian Weintraub tells us, Sitch is the perfect spokesperson … because the company is trying to target a younger demographic.

Weintraub adds, “This is great for us and great for the industry. [Tuxedos have] become an old man thing.”

The line is called … wait for it … “The Situation” — and it includes tuxedos, slim-fit shirts, and accessories. It’s expected to launch in February 2012.



The Salahis — We’re HUGE Down Under!

Filed under: Michaele Salahi, Tareq Salahi, Real Housewives

Alleged White House crashers Tareq and Michaele Salahi are HUGE down under — in fact, we’re told, the “Real Housewives of DC” stars are closing in on a deal to appear on Australia’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

The offer’s already on the table for next season — and sources tell TMZ, Tareq and Michaele are just hammering out the nitty gritty before signing on the dotted line.

And to prove just how famous they are over there — we’re told the couple also shot a commercial for an Australian laundry detergent last week … LAUNDRY DETERGENT.

G status.



“Next Great Restaurant” Winner — Chipotle Ruined My Restaurants

Filed under: Reality TV, Famous Food, Jamawn Woods

His restaurants failed miserably just two months after opening their doors — and now, the winner of “America’s Next Great Restaurant” is blaming the entire culinary disaster … on Chipotle.

Jamawn Woods tells TMZ, Chipotle — an investor in the NBC reality show — was supposed to provide a management team to run his three Soul Daddy restaurants for one year … but they really screwed the pooch.

According to Jamawn, Chipotle hired a bum management team with NO experience cooking soul food OR running a soul food restaurant — and his restaurants tanked as a result … closing soon after.

J hasn’t filed any legal papers yet — but he’s telling friends … the show owes him $46,000 for a year’s worth of salary … and still hasn’t paid a dime.

A rep for Chipotle tells TMZ, “The Soul Daddy restaurants were generating significant negative cash flows and, after a careful review of the business, the investor group made the decision to close the restaurants.”

But there’s a light at the end of the tunnel — sources tell TMZ, Jamawn and Chipotle are currently hammering out a settlement deal.