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Paris Hilton She Still Has the Engagement Ring ... But He Wants it Back

11/20/2018 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Paris Hilton has yet to return the VERY expensive ring Chris Zylka gave her when he got on bended knee earlier this year, but it may just be a matter of time before she has to fork it over.

Sources close to Chris tell us, he bought the ring -- valued at $2 MILLION. Based on what we know, he got a massive discount. The jeweler and Paris have a close relationship, and publicity for jewelers is as valuable as cold, hard cash.

Now ... we're told Paris is the one who broke off the engagement. Under California law, if she calls off the engagement, he gets the ring back. And, not surprisingly, we're told he wants it back.

We're told Paris and Chris haven't seen each other since the split, and he hasn't requested that she turn the ring back ... but we know he wants it.

It's pretty damn unique, with a massive 20-carat diamond, which took about 4 months to cut.

You'd think something that valuable would've been safe and sound on Paris' finger, but it's been lost and found at least once since Chris proposed in Aspen.

Our sources say Chris will make the hard ask if Paris doesn't get the hint. Copy that, PH?

Miguel Marriage Is A 'Sure Thing' Now ... After Trip To Courthouse

11/20/2018 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Miguel will soon be sky walking down the aisle ... because we've learned the "Sky Walker" singer just got a marriage license. 

Sources confirmed to TMZ ... Miguel and his high school sweetheart, model Nazanin Mandi, went to a Los Angeles courthouse Monday to snag a marriage license. 

We're told the couple signed docs and had some friends right there cheering them on with words of encouragement and a big group hug. 

Miguel and Nazanin have known each other since he was 18. They went on their first date in 2005, long before the R&B crooner signed his first record deal and Nazanin started walking runways. 

The super cute couple has been engaged since 2016, and they've just taken another huge step towards tying the knot. 

J.K. Rowling Before Hogwarts, I Wanted in at Leith Buy My App for $250k!!!

11/20/2018 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

J.K. Rowling was putting pen to paper for teaching gigs before 'Harry Potter' ever took off, and now one of her employment bids can be yours ... for the price of a modest home.

An application Rowling filled out in 1996 to teach in Scotland is currently for sale for $250,000. We didn't screw up the number of zeroes, you read correctly ... $2-5-0-0-0-0. The original app is being sold through Moments in Time

The document -- part of a 12-page bundle -- is definitely a huge part of Rowling's story of success. She'd finished her first 'Potter' manuscript in 1995, but was still shopping it around to publishers before one of 'em finally bit in '97 ... and the rest, of course, is history.

Before that though, she had a brief stint teaching secondary languages to high schoolers at Leith Academy -- a result of her filing this application. It lists her employment and education history, as well as experience which she considered relevant. Check it out yourself ... she describes working with children who had special needs, and how that impacted her.

It's interesting ... ya gotta wonder if her time at Leith (and the application process to get in) dictated anything she went on to write about Hogwarts in the books. 

The wizard's in the details for this one, we suppose.

Street Artist RETNA Suspected of Vandalizing Swanky Art Gallery ... Cops Say More than $50k in Damages

11/20/2018 3:03 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

One of Kylie Jenner's favorite artists had his work vandalized, and cops say a bad boy street artist is a suspect in the crime. 

The newly opened Maddox Gallery in West Hollywood was covered in graffiti over the weekend, and law enforcement sources tell us street artist RETNA is a suspect in the investigation. 

Sources tell us ... RETNA allegedly twice vandalized the art gallery with spray paint, first targeting the work of celeb-fave Damien Hirst and then returning to graffiti the gallery inside and out. 

Check out the pics ... someone went to town on the gallery, and our law enforcement sources estimate the damages between $50-100k!!!

Eyewitnesses say RETNA was pissed because his own work was not hanging next to Hirst's -- an artist popular with Kylie, the Beckhams, Elton JohnJay-Z and Beyonce -- and last Monday, RETNA flanked Hirst's work with black spray paint. 

After the gallery painted over the graffiti, sources say RETNA returned in a rage Saturday to vandalize the gallery inside and out with silver spray paint. We're told he was threatening staff members and ranting about how he wasn't being showcased. 

After the first act of vandalism, a post on RETNA's IG appeared to take credit for the graffiti ... but it was later deleted.

Maddox Gallery director Sam Palmer is convinced RETNA is behind the vandalism ... telling us he vandalized "furniture, art, our front window, the gallery doors ... and more."

We've reached out to RETNA ... so far, no word back.

Stevie J & Faith Evans Notorious B.I.G. Would Say No Biggie About Us Getting Married

11/20/2018 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

If Notorious B.I.G. were alive today, Stevie J says he wouldn't be sweating what Biggie might think about Stevie marrying Faith Evans.

Stevie and Faith sat down with Raquel Harper for her new show, "Raq Rants" on BET, and she straight-up asked Stevie if Biggie would be cool with their marriage. Remember, B.I.G. and Faith got married in August 1994. They had one kid, Christopher Jordan Wallace Jr.

Back in the day, Stevie -- who married Faith earlier this summer -- was not only one of Biggie's producers but also a friend. How close? Stevie is godfather to Biggie and Faith's son. The fact he's now C.J.'s stepfather, too, isn't awkward at all ... according to Faith and Stevie.

Stevie says plenty of time has passed -- and Raquel even raised the fact Faith also had a decade-plus long marriage in between Biggie and Stevie. Watch, that got Stevie riled up.

"Raq Rants" airs Tuesday on BET at 11 PM. On the West Coast, if you have Dish or Direct TV, it's on at 8 PM. 

Michael B. Jordan Roy Jones Jr. Issues Clap Back ... I'll Bust Your Ass, Kid

11/20/2018 12:10 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Michael B. Jordan's mouth might've written a check that his ass can't cash ... 'cause Roy Jones Jr. says he heard MBJ say he could beat Roy, and now he wants him to prove it in the ring.

In case you missed it ... we got Mike leaving Avenue nightclub in Hollywood Saturday, and asked if he if there are any real boxers he thinks he could beat with his 'Creed' fight training.

Jordan pulled Roy Jones Jr.'s name out of the sky ... saying the 49-year-old has slowed down just enough for him to beat him. We spoke to Roy, and not only does he disagree, but he's also anxious to prove it.

"If Michael B wants this real, contact Roy Jones Jr. and we'll make it happen."

Roy, who's still an active fighter, says he gives less than a damn about the age difference -- MBJ is 31 -- because his 30-plus years of ring expertise will be the difference.

"I know he can't beat me still. I know he's probably in better condition because he's younger ... but I'm an old school vet."

BTW -- this is not talk. Roy Jones Jr. wants to fight Michael B. Jordan. For real. Roy says the fight would be a perfect promotion for the movie, which comes out this week, although the fight would have to wait a little bit.

"[I'd] probably need, for him, about four or five weeks."

Hey Mike ... don't back out now pretty boy.

Guess Who This Money Kid Turned Into!

11/20/2018 12:01 AM PST

Before this camera ready kid was a weathered boxer, he was just another money little man looking like a knockout growing up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Can you guess who he is?

Cardi B Just Bought My Momma a House ... It Cost More than $600k!!!

11/19/2018 5:51 PM PST

Cardi B just bought her mom a house in New York, and the announcement came with a pretty revealing financial nugget about just how far CB has come in a year.

The "Be Careful" rapper posted a video on Instagram Monday showing herself doing a walk-through of a beautiful home Cardi says she purchased for her mother. It's a two-story house, with a built-in gym and a pretty sweet basement ... fireplace included. 

Cardi says she was thirsty to buy her mom a crib last year, but could only afford a $600k house ... which she says would've looked like "s***" for New York standards. So, she saved up, worked hard and eventually was able to afford the dream home she wanted for her mama bear. 

No word from Cardi on how much she dropped for the pad, but we're guessing it's well into the millions based on what we're seeing here. Congrats!

Paris Hilton & Chris Zylka Engagement's Off!! Paris Speaks on Split

11/19/2018 6:07 PM PST
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6:04 PM PT -- Paris just addressed her split with Chris on social media, posting a photo of herself dressed as Marilyn Monroe and adding her favorite quote from the starlet that reads ... "I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go. Things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right. You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself. And sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."

Paris Hilton will NOT be walking down the aisle as planned -- she's broken up with her latest fiance, Chris Zylka ... TMZ confirms.

Sources close to the now-exes tell us Paris called things off with Chris several weeks ago. They got engaged at the beginning of the year during a trip to Aspen after dating for about a year before that.

We're told Paris realized Chris just wasn't the one, and things between them had moved too fast. Paris hopes the two can remain friends and wishes Zylka all the best.

We got Paris two weeks ago at LAX, and she was still rocking that $2 million engagement ring. We asked her if everything was still cool with Chris and the wedding ... and she said all was good. 

Our photog also quizzed Paris' mom, Kathy Hilton, a couple months back as to why the couple's wedding was pushed back ... and she served up a seemingly legit reason

This is Paris' second engagement ... she and Paris Latsis were ready to tie the knot in 2005 before calling it off. 

Back to the drawing board.

Originally Published -- Nov. 19 9:36 AM PST

Snoop Dogg Gets Hollywood Walk Star ... Shout-Out to Deez!!!

11/19/2018 3:59 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

It's a doggy dog world in Hollywood, where Snoop Dogg was immortalized Monday with his own star on the Walk of Fame ... and he's got an idea of who (or what) should get one next.

The rapper was joined by Dr. Dre, Jimmy Kimmel and record producer Quincy Jones for the ceremony in front of the El Capitan Theater on Hollywood Boulevard. The Doggfather's star is No. 2,651 in the history of the Walk, which has been around since 1960.

We got Snoop after the ceremony and he didn't have a whole lot to say about getting the plaque ... but had an interesting suggestion on who should get a star next ... and they come in a pair.

Snoop's star comes just 4 days before the 25th anniversary of his debut album, "Doggystyle," which rose to the top of the charts and has sold more than 11 million copies worldwide. 

Born in Long Beach in 1971, Snoop's rap career began in the '80s, when his unique voice started appearing on mixtapes with Nate Dogg and Warren G ... Snoop went on to release 16 studio albums and earn 16 Grammy nominations. 

Snoop's legend goes way beyond rap ... he's co-hosted a VH1 show with Martha Stewart, made cameos in hit movies like "Training Day" and "Bruno," created and produced tons of TV shows and expanded into the legal marijuana business. 

What's his motherf***in' name??

Tekashi69 Busted by Feds for Racketeering ... Facing Life in Prison

11/19/2018 7:05 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

6:54 PM PT -- Legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- detail some of the charges Tekashi has been indicted on and why prosecutors want the judge to deny him bail. Prosecutors say in April, Tekashi waited in a car outside an NYC office building and recorded while his manager and other associates robbed some of Tekashi's rivals.

The incident where shots were fired at Barclays Center is also detailed ... and describes earlier in the night, Tekashi was present while someone from his crew fired multiple shots at another vehicle. Finally, the docs describe an incident in July where Tekashi allegedly ordered a hit on a rival ... a move that left one person shot in the foot.

There's also a photo of the gun recovered at Tekashi's Brooklyn home back in September by the feds, an AR-15 style rifle.

Tekashi will be back in court Tuesday to ask a judge for bail.

5:45 PM PT -- A courtroom sketch of Tekashi's arraignment has been released, and it looks like he was wearing his rainbow hair in pigtails and rocking a yellow outfit. We'll say this ... the artist definitely captured Tekashi's look better than that Tom Brady drawing did a few years back. Not quite as good as Paul Manafort's, though. 

4:49 PM PT -- Tekashi has been denied bail for now and will remain in custody pending trial. His attorney, Lance Lazzaro, proposed Tekashi be released if he paid the court $750k, surrendered his passport and remain on house arrest, suggesting that he wouldn't be a flight risk under those terms. Lazzaro's request was shot down ... but he plans to file an appeal with the judge during a bail hearing Tuesday. 

Tekashi appeared calm in court, even though his hands and feet were shackled. His family, including his mother, was present during the arraignment.

3:30 PM PT -- According to the 17-page indictment, obtained by TMZ, Tekashi is facing 6 counts ... the most serious of which is discharging a firearm while committing a crime. That count carries a possible life sentence, and a mandatory minimum of 25 years in prison.

His ex-manager, Shottie, is facing the same 6 counts.

Prosecutors say the acts of violence were intended to protect the gang's drug biz, retaliate against rival gangs or promote Nine Trey's rep on the streets.

2:55 PM PT -- Tekashi and his crew conspired to commit a slew of crimes, including drug deals, armed robberies and shootings ... according to the federal indictment.

The feds believe Tekashi himself pulled an armed robbery on April 3 along with his ex-manager, Shottie, and 2 other members of the Nine Trey Bloods. According to the docs, they robbed gang rivals at gunpoint.

The indictment also mentions the April 21 shooting incident at Barclays Center in Brooklyn ... and fingers Fuguan Lovick as the trigger man.

The indictment, first reported by the NY Daily News, lists 17 counts dating back to 2013.

The feds also say Tekashi and associates were hawking heroin, fentanyl, MDMA and marijuana all over NYC.

Tekashi69, his recently fired manager and 2 other former associates are in federal custody after getting busted on racketeering charges -- which almost certainly means the rapper's going to prison ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... 6ix9ine was arrested Sunday night by ATF agents in NYC, and the agents also hauled in his ex-manager, Shotti, at the same time. You'll recall Tekashi had just fired Shottie and much of his management team last week.

One of the other suspects arrested is Faheem Walter -- aka Crippy -- who got shot a few weeks ago during the altercation with Tekashi's record label head.

All 4 men are facing racketeering and firearms charges. We're told the investigation was a joint effort by ATF, NYPD and Homeland Security.

It's interesting, Tekashi was on "The Breakfast Club" just last week and admitted he only feared two things ... God and the FBI. 

Tekashi was already skating on thin ice. As we reported, the judge who gave him probation in his child sex case had warned him to keep his nose clean ... or he'd be going straight to prison.

Originally Published -- 5:39 AM PST

Brandi Glanville Help! That Guy Broke into My Ride!! Suspect Captured on Vid

11/19/2018 3:39 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Brandi Glanville caught a dude red-handed ... allegedly breaking into her Range Rover, and the whole incident was caught on camera -- including a foot chase to nab the suspect.

It all went down Sunday afternoon on Ventura Blvd. in the San Fernando Valley -- Brandi was walking up to her whip just as the alleged thief was going to work. He tried to flee the scene, but another guy -- possibly Brandi's friend -- gave chase on foot.

A photog who happened to be shooting the former 'Real Housewives' star captured the crazy scene, and even followed the action down the road ... as Brandi's friend pinned the suspect down until police arrived to arrest him.

Understandably, Brandi was emotional after witnessing the burglary-in-progress -- but luckily, she was unharmed.

Kim Porter Diddy Planning Elaborate Funeral ... Casket in Horse-Drawn Carriage

11/19/2018 2:08 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Kim Porter will be laid to rest in the same place she was raised ... and Diddy is making sure the ceremony is befitting the woman he says was more than a soulmate. 

Sources close to Diddy tell us Kim's funeral will be held Saturday in Columbus, Georgia. Porter grew up in Columbus, and graduated from Columbus High in 1988. It's also the same place her mom, Sarah, was buried in 2014.

Our sources say Friday night, Kim's friends and family will gather in town for a dinner. The funeral will be held the following day and the family is currently planning some event for Sunday.

As for the funeral ... we're told Diddy wants an extravagant ceremony. Our sources say he's talking about Kim's casket will travel by carriage, pulled by horses. 

Celebrity Pastor T.D. Jakes will conduct the service.

Diddy held a memorial for Kim Sunday night at his home in Bel Air, where nearly 100 people attended and shared memories of Porter -- celebs like French Montana and Mary J. Blige and Pharrell.

Earlier Sunday, Diddy broke his silence on her death, saying, "For the last three days I’ve been trying to wake up out of this nightmare. But I haven’t. I don’t know what I’m going to do without you baby."

Diddy continued ... "I miss you so much. Today I’m going to pay tribute to you, I’m going to try and find the words to explain our unexplainable relationship. We were more than best friends, we were more than soulmates. WE WERE SOME OTHER SHIT!! And I miss you so much. Super Black Love."

TMZ broke the story ... Porter was found dead in her L.A. home Thursday. Sources close told us she recently fell ill with the flu and complained she wasn't feeling well Wednesday night before she went to bed. Family members tried waking her Thursday, to no avail. She was pronounced dead at her home.

It's unclear if the flu was an underlying cause of death. Kim had traveled to Africa shortly before her death and authorities are looking into the possibility she contracted something there.

The cause of death should be known in 4 to 6 weeks after toxicology results are in.  

Kim was 47.

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