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Michael Phelps Secretly Married for Months

10/26/2016 2:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Michael Phelps tied the knot with Nicole Johnson months ago, but they kept it under wraps ... TMZ Sports has learned.

We've learned the couple has been married since June 13th. The ceremony went down in Paradise Valley, AZ, where they just moved. It was officiated by Peter Carlisle, Michael's agent and longtime friend.

Michael and Nicole got the marriage license June 9th and filed the Record of Marriage June 15th.

It's fascinating. During the Olympics, when everyone was reporting they were engaged, they had already been married for 2 months. 

We did find a clue ... on June 13th -- their wedding day -- Nicole posted a pic of the 2 of them casually dressed with the baby in tow with the caption, "Such a memorable night with my lil fambam."

And get this ... Michael did a Facebook Live last week and when some fans suggested he was already married he flatly denied it.

Belated congrats!!!


Larsa Pippen No Ring? No Problem ... Still Got My Booty Shorts

10/26/2016 3:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Here's Larsa Pippen -- we don't know what's in her Future but we know what's behind her ... THAT ASS! 

Just days after her split from Scottie Pippen, Larsa was showing off her insane physique near her home in Fort Lauderdale ... walking around in a pair of tight booty shorts. 

Worth noting ... no ring on Larsa's finger -- which isn't a huge surprise considering the cops responded to TWO incidents between her and Scottie earlier this month. 

Future still hasn't commented on rumblings he's hookin' up with Larsa -- but damn, we get it. 

Courtney Stodden Crazed Clown on the Loose!!

10/26/2016 1:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

courtney_stodden_clown_photos_launch3Courtney Stodden's Halloween spirit is what nightmares are made of.

Courtney's clearly riffing off the clown crisis that's ravaged America ... only in her case some simple black tape, fishnet stockings and colorful balloons did the trick.

Oh ... and she's topless.

'RHONY' Star Jules Wainstein Estranged Husband Sued ... Allegedly Made Big Bucks Off Her Apt.

10/26/2016 12:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1026-jules-michael-wainstein-tmzJules Wainstein's ex tried to pull a fast one by renting out an NYC apartment he had no business hawking because SHE owns it ... according to a new lawsuit, but he denies any wrongdoing.

Michael Wainstein is being sued by Jonathan Sheffer -- a famous conductor -- who says he needed to lease a place for his nanny, and Michael offered the pad ... at a premium. In the suit, Sheffer says Michael demanded more than $20k for rent, security deposit and broker fees.

Sheffer agreed and signed the lease, but according to the docs ... he had maintenance issues with the place, which led to his big discovery -- Michael wasn't the owner.

Sheffer thinks Michael was taking the cash for personal use. He's suing for a complete refund, plus damages.

Wainstein's attorney tells us Sheffer's the one in the wrong, and claims he breached the terms of the lease and is simply looking for "a creative way to cancel his obligations." He adds ... Michael denies all the allegations, and plans to file his own lawsuit against Sheffer.

'Live With Kelly' Guess Who We're Bringing Back!!!

10/26/2016 10:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1026-richard-curtis-abc-03The dude who won the social media contest to co-host with Kelly Ripa is coming back, and he's in the running to become her permanent host ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected with the production tell us, Richard Curtis "blew everyone away" with his performance Friday. We're told he'll be back for another gig, as early as mid-November.

According to one source, the internal feedback on the Pennsylvania high school teacher was "universally positive," and staffers were stunned by his poise and self-confidence.

We're told the 30-year-old married father of 2 is "very much in the running" to get the coveted job. One source connected with the show tells us, "He was the best co-host since Michael [Strahan] left."

Trump Star Vandal I'm Not Afraid of Donald Or Cops!

10/26/2016 10:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

James Otis is the guy who says he took a pickax to Donald Trump's star on the Walk of Fame, and he tells TMZ ... he's ready and willing to go to jail for the crime.

Otis was totally open with us about what he did and why. He says he attacked Trump's star around 5:45 AM Wednesday because he sees himself as a sort of modern-day Robin Hood.

As we told you, he planned to auction off pieces of the star and donate the money to the accusers' legal defense, because Trump has vowed to sue them. Otis, who considers himself an activist, says his main motivation was standing up for the alleged victims.

Of course, now that he's gone public in taking credit for vandalizing the star ... police are looking for him. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce says the plaque is worth $30k, so he's confessing to a felony.

Otis has a plan to deal with the heat.


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Jaden Smith's SHOCKING Transformation -- What The Heck Did He Do To Himself!

Jaden Smith does NOT look like this anymore -- WHY WOULD HE DO THIS! He was so handsome before! :(


Coolio Pleads Guilty to Gun Possession ... But Judge Digs His 'Do

10/26/2016 10:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Coolio pled guilty to possession of a concealed weapon but will avoid jail time ... TMZ has learned.

The rapper was in an L.A. court Wednesday where he was placed on 3 year probation and ordered to 45 days of community service. He must remain on his best behavior -- which includes not using or carrying a gun. If he does that for a year, the charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor.

TMZ broke the story ... Coolio was yanked off a plane back in September after TSA found the gun in a book bag ... one of his crew members tried to take the fall, but cops searched the bag and it wasn't hard to determine it was the rapper's.

But it wasn't all bad news in court ... before ending his hearing, the judge turned to the rapper and told him, "You've got a different little hair style ... it suits you."

Jose Fernandez Crash Boat Driver Was Boozed Up ... Officials Say

10/26/2016 10:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0926-jose-fernandez-GETTY-03The boat crash that killed Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and 2 other men is now a homicide investigation -- as officials believe the person who was driving the boat was boozed up. 

TMZ Sports has obtained the search warrant affidavit into the Sept. 25th incident -- in which investigators say all three bodies pulled from the water "had a strong odor of alcohol emanating from them."

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Amber Rose Cancels Annual Halloween Bash ... I'm Too Pooped to Party

10/26/2016 9:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1025-amber-rose-halloween-bash-instagram-5Sorry, party people ... Amber Rose ain't down to rage for the 5th time in less than a week ... so she just pulled the plug on her Halloween event.

The party was supposed to happen Wednesday night at a mystery location -- Amber's invite only said "details coming." We're told Amber's waving the white flag because she's been going HAM since Friday when she turned 33.

She threw back-to-back house/pool parties Friday and Saturday, then did a full day at Disneyland with her son on Sunday ... and finally -- showing her range -- did a late night at Ace of Diamonds strip club on Monday.

We gotta say, partying is kinda Amber's brand, so it's odd she cancelled. Of course, she's got 5 more days to make good before Halloween.



In other news...

Prepare To Be SHOCKED -- Jessica Biel Is Doing... WHAT!?

This oughta be good. REALLY good.


Karlie Kloss Geeks Out In $10 Mil Bev Hills Crash Pad

10/26/2016 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1026_karlie_kloss_rental_house_launchModel Karlie Kloss makes a living off her face, but it's her brains that helped her score a $10 million Beverly Hills home.

Kloss was in town shooting "Bill Nye Saves The World" -- she's a correspondent for the upcoming Netflix series, and very smartly opted for some serious square footage in this Airbnb rental, hooked up by the company.

The crib's got 5 bedrooms, 6 baths, a sweet pool and even famous neighbors like the Beckhams, Jay Leno, Priscilla Presley and Brett Ratner.

We're told she stayed there for a week, which would put the average person about $12k in the hole. 

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Uma Thurman Baby Daddy Forcing Her to Choose Movie or the Kid

10/26/2016 8:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1026-uma-thurman-arpad-busson-gettyUma Thurman is stuck between a rock and a hard place ... if she shoots a movie she won't see her daughter. That's the predicament she's in, thanks to her baby daddy.

Uma's ex-fiance, Arpad Busson, just filed legal docs asking a judge to prohibit her from taking their 4-year-old daughter to Europe while she shoots a movie ... sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ.

We're told Uma has been blindsided by the latest conflict ... she's supposed to leave in 2 days.

Arpad wants the kid to stay put in NYC, so now a judge will decide ... possibly creating a real-life "Sophie's Choice" for Uma.

TMZ broke the story ... Uma and Arpad's nasty custody battle heads to court in a few months to hash out visitation rights. 

A rep for Uma tells us ... they'll let the lawyers and judge handle it.

In other news...

Meet Khloe Kardashian's Big New Breasts (She's JUST Like Kim Now!)

The Kardashian girls are NOT ashamed of any of their beauty secrets, including plastic surgery. So it comes as no surprise that Khloe K is opening up about getting bigger breasts to be more like her sis!


TMZ Live NBA Star Gilbert Arenas: I'm Hiding My Cash From My Baby Mama!

10/25/2016 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Scottie Pippen's Wife to Cops 'HE SCARES ME' Broke Phone During Argument

10/26/2016 8:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1026-scottie-pippen-larsa-pippen-instagramLarsa Pippen told police she was "scared" of Scottie Pippen during an Oct. 4th argument at their home -- in which the NBA star broke his own cell phone out of frustration ... TMZ Sports has learned.

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