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Chris Brown

My Baby is Royalty!!!

3/5/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0304-chris-brown-fun-art-getty-tmz-01Chris Brown's baby girl answers to Royalty!

We've learned Nia named the kid Royalty. What we don't know ... whether she consulted Chris before inking the birth certificate.

TMZ broke the story ... Chris and Nia got it on summer of 2013 and she gave birth 9 months ago. As we reported, Karrueche was blindsided ... she had no idea until minutes before TMZ posted the story Tuesday afternoon.

As for Chris' involvement ... we're told he calls Nia regularly and now says he wants to openly participate in raising the baby. Nia and Royalty live in Texas, and Chris says he'll gladly fly there regularly to parent her.

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Karrueche Tran

I'm Single Again Baby!

3/5/2015 6:22 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Karrueche Tran wanted to make a statement Wednesday and the statement she made ... Chris Brown is in her rear view mirror and she's back on the market.

Chris' non-baby mama and a few of her friends who also haven't been knocked up by him hit up the clubs in Hollywood. Karrueche, Christina Milian and a few other chicks went to Hyde and then moved over to Warwick.  

Our photog had plenty of questions about Chris' 9-month-old baby girl -- something Karrueche didn't know about until our story broke Tuesday -- but all she did was giggle.

Gentlemen, the line forms to the left ... 

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'Empire' Writer

White Guys

Shouldn't Control the N-Word

3/5/2015 5:54 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

White TV writers have no business deciding if the N-word should be hurled around ... so says the guy who wrote Wednesday night's episode of "Empire."

David Rambo  was leaving The Man Cave Sports Bar in L.A. when our photog asked him about Terrence Howard's desire to sprinkle "Empire" scripts with that word ... and he wants it with an "er."

Rambo -- who is also a co-exec producer on the show -- is duly deferential ... because for him it's strictly racial. 

So we gotta ask ...

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Kim Kardashian

Hits the Bottle ...

Of Hair Dye, HARD

3/5/2015 6:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0307-kim-kardashian-blonde-hair-splashKim Kardashian said hey baby, take a walk on the bright side -- debuting an ultra blonde hairdo in Paris.

Kim and Kanye West walked out of Le Royal Monceau Hotel, and -- it might just be the new 'do -- but she had a disturbingly distant look on her face ... maybe thinking if change is a good thing. 

And you thought Kim she was just into black. 

Pacquiao/Mayweather

A-List Can Score Free Seats ...

But It's COMP-licated

3/5/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0304_VOCO_will_smith_rihanna_leonardo_tmzIf Will SmithLeonardo DiCaprio or Rihanna want FREE seats to the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight -- it'll be no problem at all -- as long as they're down to be a walking billboard.

Tickets are in such high demand, fight promoters aren't handing out comped front row seats to high profile stars like they usually do. Instead, they'll be forced to pay up to $100k or more ... just like normies.

But we've learned there's another option. If a celeb is willing to endorse companies by wearing logo-emblazoned gear at the fight -- that company will eat the ticket cost.

For instance, we're told VOCO Vodka & Coconut Water has already made such offers to Leo, RiRi, and Big Willie ... in exchange for front row seats.  

We know what you're thinking, but sorry ... you in a VOCO cap just ain't the same as Rihanna in one.

Enjoy the PPV.

  

Ex 'Teen Mom' Jenelle Evans

Fiancé Arrested

For Domestic Violence

3/5/2015 6:33 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

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Well, at least it wasn't former "Teen Mom" Jenelle Evans in cuffs this time -- instead it was her fiancé who got arrested Wednesday in South Carolina for a domestic violence incident. 

Nathan Griffith is currently being held without bail in the same jail where Evans was booked last week after she was busted for driving without a license.

Cops were called to their home around 4:45 AM Wednesday, says WBTW, but no arrests were made. The station says cops were called back again at 4:15 PM ... and that's when Griffith was arrested.

According to the police report, the alleged fight was over their engagement ring -- Griffith wanted it back, and Evans told police he pinned her against a toilet and ripped it off her finger ... leaving a cut.   

Griffith told police it didn't go down that way, and says Evans cut her finger taking the ring off herself. Griffith also claimed Evans had been violent with him on several occasions in the past, but he never called police. 

The report also claims there was a reality TV crew there at the time, but they didn't see what happened.

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Kim Richards

Harry Hamlin Dirt All Made Up ...

To Piss Off Lisa Rinna

3/5/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Kim Richards Lisa Rinna FightKim Richards is great at creating drama on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" -- and even better at creating stories ... TMZ has learned.

If you missed it ... Richards accused fellow cast member Lisa Rinna of hiding a family secret involving her husband Harry Hamlin -- prompting Lisa to do the whole shout, threaten, and shatter a glass thing the 'Housewives' do so well.

Fans have been speculating wildly about what dirt Kim has on Hamlin -- but we've learned she made the whole thing up just to get under Rinna's skin.

Production sources tell us the issue will be brought up again on the reunion episode -- and Kim will admit she created the whole story.

Fake or not ... it made for great TV. 

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'Workaholics' Adam DeVine

Deadwood Pistol Goes Missing

After House Break-In

3/5/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Adam DeVine Home Break InAdam DeVine lost more than a vehicle during a break-in at his home last weekend ... there's also an antique gun missing ... according to our DeVine family sources. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, DeVine's L.A. home was broken into over the weekend and the crooks made off with his brand new truck. We're told there was no surveillance video and right now police have no leads. 

DeVine family sources say they are most upset about cops finding an empty gun case ... meaning one or more of DeVine's weapons was also jacked. We're told DeVine has an antique pistol in his collection that his parents bought for him in Deadwood, SD and he's pretty sentimental about it.

The "Workaholics" and "Modern Family" star is clearly pissed ... tweeting, "Luckily it's just stuff and no one was hurt but it just sucks that I work so hard to buy cool stuff and you just steal it because you have no ambition and are too stupid to earn enough money to buy nice things."

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Guess Who This

CUTE LITTLE KID

TURNED INTO!

3/5/2015 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0304_guess_the_smiling_girl_launchBefore this grinning little girl was traveling the globe as a singer and style icon she was just another happy little lady smiling for a photo in Bridgetown, Barbados. Can you guess who she is?!

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Nick Gordon

I'm Spilling Bobbi Kristina Secrets

... to Dr. Phil

3/4/2015 4:07 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Nick Gordon Bobbi Kristina Dr PhilNick Gordon will finally tell his version of events that led to Bobbi Kristina face down in a bathtub near death, but he won't be telling cops ... he'll be yakking to Dr. Phil

We're told Phil will meet Nick in the next few days and they will set a time for the formal sit-down. We're told the good doctor will ask about his battles with Bobby Brown and family ... battles that have kept him from Bobbi Kristina's hospital bed.  

Here's the tricky part. Nick is the target of a criminal investigation that was launched when authorities noticed that Bobbi Kristina had visible injuries. As the saying goes ... whatever Nick says can be held against him, and it would be weird, to say the least, if Nick pled the 5th on Phil's show. 

And finally, warning to Dr. Phil ... Nick has proven flaky in the past, so cross your fingers and hope he shows.  

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Karrueche Tran

Chris Dropped Baby Bomb On Me ...

I Had No Clue

3/4/2015 2:28 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Karrueche Tran was in the dark ... blindsided by Chris Brown's baby news just moments before TMZ broke the story. 

We're told Tran had absolutely no idea her boyfriend was a daddy -- much less a daddy with a baby mama with whom SHE partied.  

0304-nia-karrueche-INSTAGRAM-01Our sources say Karrueche and Brown had a blowout fight a week ago and weren't speaking, but he tried calling her after the story broke ... she did not pick up.  

DNA tests performed in the last week show conclusively ... Brown is the father of a 9-month-old baby with a former model named Nia. We're told he and Nia aren't romantic but they get along fine, and Chris has made some sort of financial arrangement with her.  

As for Karrueche ... we're told she's actually relieved, because it now gives her a clean, permanent out. 

Oh, baby.

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Skid Row Attack

4 Cops Take Down Homeless Man ...

For Destroying TV Cam

3/4/2015 4:37 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

LAPD officers surrounded a homeless man on Skid Row, and slammed him to the ground before arresting him for attacking a news camera crew ... and the gripping and violent incident was captured on video.

L.A.'s FOX affiliate KTTV had a team shooting a story on Skid Row ... when a guy suddenly grabbed their camera, twisted, and smashed it. Video of the incident shows the attack was unprovoked.

The KTTV crew then called 911, and at least 4 officers responded. Watch the video ... they lock arms as they approached the suspect, and then an intense fight begins. One of the officers eventually pulls out a Taser ... though it's unclear if he actually used it.

Tensions are running high in L.A. after video surfaced of LAPD officers shooting and killing a homeless man known as "Africa" while trying to subdue him.

Nick Cannon

Buying Dem Babies

3 MIL Worth Of Crawl Space

3/4/2015 2:38 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Nick Cannon is becoming a bridge and tunnel kind of guy ... moving to New Jersey where the twins will have 2 lush acres in which to roam.

We're told Nick strategically picked Saddle River -- 1 hour out of NYC -- to keep the 3-year-olds out of the spotlight.  Fact is ... it would be hard to find the equivalent in the City. The house has 6 bedrooms, 8 baths, a private lake, and on and on.

Nick's renting to own, but not because he can't cut it. He'll pay $11k a month with an option to buy the $3 mil estate, assuming he likes it enough.

The house will not have Mariah's ornate touches. Nick's mom will help him decorate ... after his escapades a few weeks back, we're guessing there might be some Jamaican influences.

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