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Bruno Mars Keeping His Promise to Honor Cardi Nightly on 24K Magic Tour

9/21/2018 12:30 AM PDT

Bruno Mars is a man of his word when it comes Cardi B -- he's honoring her every night on his tour ... with a pretty epic drum solo.  

So far, he's played just over a handful of shows on the 24K Magic World Tour, which Cardi pulled out of last month. Even though she's not there, Cardi's huge hit, "Bodak Yellow," is featured every night when Bruno himself gets behind a drum kit. 

Earlier this week, he played in Philly and the crowd ate up the combo of Cardi's voice and track with Bruno's 90-second solo ... complete with a badass light show.

Remember, Cardi said she needed more time to adjust to motherhood. She also said doctors told her it wouldn't be a good idea to bring baby Kulture on the road ... so she bowed out.

Bruno sent a message to Cardi after her announcement, saying he completely understood putting family first and promised to play "Bodak Yellow" every night in her honor.

Now we know HOW he's working it into the show ... and it's a sweet salute.

Drake Sues Woman Who Allegedly Made False Pregnancy, Rape Claims ... And Tried Extorting Him

9/18/2018 5:46 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Drake has just filed a shocking lawsuit against a woman who claims he got her pregnant, saying she's hatched a baby scam and made false rape allegations against him.

Drake claims in the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, he met Layla Lace last year during his Boy Meets World Tour in Manchester, England. He says after one of his concerts in February 2017, they hooked up at his hotel where he says they had consensual sex and "Layla also voluntarily and seemingly happily performed oral sex..."

In the lawsuit, filed by celeb lawyer Larry Stein, Drake says Layla went ballistic when he sent her home rather than taking her on tour with him.  

The lawsuit contains a number of text messages Layla sent Drake in the following weeks, saying how much she missed him and so on. Drake says she created a "fantasy relationship" with him and, at a point, didn't have the "time or energy to respond" and he says that set her off.

In April 2017, she posted on Instagram and for the first time claimed she was pregnant, saying, "So I guess still in this era this is the new thing that after you tell a dude you pregnant they stop answering they phone!!!" According to the lawsuit, she then threatened to publicly leak messages from Drake. She made good on her threat and went on SiriusXM and announced Drake got her pregnant.

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The suit goes on to allege in May 2017, Layla hired a lawyer and demanded money for her alleged baby and threatened him with defamation because TMZ posted a story saying Drake had never even met her.

The suit claims Layla refused to take a paternity test and Layla and her lawyer went radio silent. Drake says the whole thing was a scam ... "There is no credible evidence of pregnancy, nor any baby, which would have been born last Fall."

According to the lawsuit, Layla switched tactics and went to authorities in New York and alleged Drake had raped her during their one-night stand. Drake says at that point Layla hired a new lawyer who demanded money or else they would make the rape complaint public.

According to the suit, the case was referred to Manchester police, who interviewed Drake and ultimately cleared him.

But, according to Drake ... it wasn't over. He says in the suit Layla then demanded millions of dollars in exchange for silence. 

Drake is suing her for civil extortion, emotional distress, fraud, defamation, and abuse of process.

He's asking for unspecified damages. 

Paige Butcher Eddie's Finally Gonna Have a Jr.!!

9/14/2018 3:37 PM PDT

Eddie Murphy's had NINE kids, but baby #10 could still be a first, in a way, for him and gf Paige Butcher.

Paige, who's expecting their second child together, was out shopping for baby books Friday in Studio City, CA when she had an impromptu gender reveal party!

Okay, no exploding pink or blue balloons, but still ... the model did reveal she and Eddie are having a boy this time around. They had a little girl 2 years ago.

She says they already have some names in mind and for the first time, they're considering going the junior route. Pretty amazing Ed hasn't gone there before -- he's had 3 cracks at it.

Here's hoping we're roughly 20 short years away from Eddie Murphy ... the sequel! 

Rachel McAdams I'm A New Mom ... And I Love It!!!

9/13/2018 6:33 AM PDT

We're getting our first look at Rachel McAdams as a new mom ... and she fits the part!!!

Rachel and baby daddy Jamie Linden took a family stroll Wednesday in Los Angeles, giving everyone their first glimpse at the couple's 5-month-old son. Rachel kept her pregnancy on the down low and secretly gave birth in April. 

The suspense was killing us, but the wait was totally worth it ... just look at that happy fam!!!

Rachel seems to have this mommy thing down pat ... and Jamie looks extremely pleased to be pushing a stroller -- wouldn't you if "The Notebook" star was your baby mama?!?!

Congrats, Rachel and Jamie, on #FamilyGoals!!!

Cardi B I Can't Sit for Depo ... Due to Post-Birth 'Complications'

9/4/2018 9:04 AM PDT
Breaking News

Cardi B's coping with serious issues since having Kulture, and says that's why she's calling for a time-out on a lawsuit against her ... according to new legal docs.

Cardi's legal team filed a motion asking for an extension of the deadline for her to answer lawyers' questions. The rapper was sued last year for using a tattooed model on her album cover because the plaintiff believes the image uses HIS tattoo design.

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Cardi's lawyers say she suffered "unanticipated post-partum complications" that were significant enough to force her to cancel her tour with Bruno Mars, among other things.

They add that her condition has made it nearly impossible for her to fully participate in completing the investigation and sitting for a deposition. 

As we reported ... Cardi had previously responded to the man's suit, saying the 2 people in question (the guy suing and the guy on her album cover) were completely different people, and that the alleged matching back ink isn't even really the same.

Cardi wants until October to sit for the depo, and the other side's on board with that. The judge has to sign-off to make it official.

Cardi B This MILF Wants $300k ... to Get Back Onstage

8/30/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Cardi B's not coming back to work unless someone's ready to break the bank ... it's the only way she'll entertain the idea of leaving her kid.

Sources close to the rapper tell TMZ ... Cardi wants $300k to get back onstage, and it's gonna be on her terms -- no discounts. Fact is ... we're told she's getting offers in the $500k range, so she won't be hurting for work.

We're told not only does the moola have to be right, the location can't be in Timbuktu. She wants the shows to be close to home. Reason's simple ... she's obsessed with her baby girl, Kulture Kiari Cephus.

Cardi's made it crystal clear ... no small club gigs 'cause the "Bodak Yellow" rapper is all grown up -- and the market agrees. She commanded $100k a show at Coachella in April while she was pregnant ... and with her popularity rising, so has her paycheck. She's recently fielded multiple offers but it's unclear if and when she'll pull the trigger on any of them.

Cardi shocked the world last weekend when she performed at the Aubrey & the Three Migos Tour in NYC. It's unclear if the promoter dropped Cardi's commanding fee for that show. Her camp ain't saying.

But, what's clear is that fans were left salivating after she dropped her bars from "Motorsport" ... as she rocked a sultry leather getup with heels and long pink hair.

Cardi's return to the stage has turned into highly anticipated news. Remember, Cardi had to bail on Bruno Mars' upcoming tour, saying she needed more time to recover mentally and physically after giving birth to Kulture. As she put it, she "underestimated this whole mommy thing." For Bruno's part, he was cool ... signing a bunch of other stars to his 24K Magic Tour.

Cardi opened the VMAs earlier this month, and came away huge with 3 awards. She celebrated with a little Mickey D's, and then put Nicki Minaj on notice ... dissing her as she rapped onstage during an NYC after-party.

Eddie Murphy My Girl's A Dime ... Kid #10 is on the Way!!!

8/28/2018 7:11 AM PDT

Eddie Murphy is about to have enough kids to play a regulation basketball game at family gatherings -- his gf is pregnant with his TENTH child!

Paige Butcher was showing off her baby bump Monday in L.A., and looking pretty damn hot while doing it. The form-fitting pink dress and jean jacket scream MILF alert ... even in casual flip-flops. 

Eddie and the Australian actress are expecting their 2nd kid together in December ... but the little one will put Ed in double digits overall.

His first 8 bundles were with Nicole Murphy, Mel B, Tamara Hood and Paulette McNeely, and his oldest kid is pushing 30. Guess he'll have no problem finding a sitter.

Someone's taking "Daddy Day Care" to a whole other level.

Jenelle Evans' Ex I Want To See My Son ... Tired Of Her Excuses !!!

8/28/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

There's nothing good going on with Jenelle Evans and her exes. 

Nathan Griffith -- Jenelle's 2nd baby daddy -- says the "Teen Mom 2" star is purposely keeping their son away from him ... and it's driving Dad crazy. 

Nathan just wants to spend time with their 4-year-old son, Kaiser, but he claims Jenelle is using phony excuses to stop Nathan from seeing his boy.

He says Jenelle has been giving him the runaround ever since she was cleared of criminal wrongdoing in a child abuse investigation -- which was triggered by Nathan going to police.

Nathan says he doesn't even know where Kaiser is on any given day, 'cause Jenelle doesn't keep him informed ... and he's just about had it with her antics.

Talk about baby mama drama. 

As for Jenelle's other ex ... Courtland Keith Rogers was busted over the weekend in North Carolina and accused of assaulting a woman.  

For those keeping score at home ... that's 2 baby daddies, and 2 major issues. 

'Teen Mom' Jenelle Evans Ex-Husband Arrested For Assaulting a Woman

8/27/2018 11:02 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

12:45 PM PT -- The arrest warrant issued for Courtland Rogers breaks down a disturbing alleged narrative. The court magistrate says they found probable cause to believe that Rogers had brutally attacked a woman named Lindsey Frazier on Sunday by allegedly slapping her, dragging her by the hair and pulling her hair out. The magistrate also says Frazier credibly alleged Rogers had threatened her and her family's lives ... and threw her phone against a wall to prevent her from calling 911.

The ex-husband of "Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans got busted again in North Carolina -- this time he's accused of assaulting a woman.

According to legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Courtland Keith Rogers was arrested Sunday in Leland, NC and booked into the Brunswick County Jail for one count of misdemeanor assault on a woman. We're told there was an open warrant for Rogers' arrest, and Leland PD executed it.

It's unclear when the alleged assault happened. We've got calls in to law enforcement. 

It's been a tough year for Jenelle's ex -- he was arrested earlier this year on drug-related charges -- delivering substances, and possession with intent to sell and distribute. He had to drop $15k to bond out after that bust.

This assault arrest will cost him a lot more -- bail's been set at $100k.

Cardi B & Offset Heeeeere's Kulture! ... Well, Kinda

8/22/2018 10:53 AM PDT

Cardi B and Offset just gave us a first glimpse of their newborn after keeping her under wraps for a little more than a month -- keep in mind though ... it's literally just a glimpse.

The new parents posted a sliver of a photo of baby Kulture Wednesday -- the first time we're seeing her in any capacity -- with Cardi captioning the pic "KultureK." 

It's definitely more of Kulture than we saw Monday night when Cardi pretended to be holding the kid in her arms as she opened the VMAs ... only to reveal it was a Moonman statue. We already knew she wasn't bringing Kulture though ... so no big surprises there.

Gotta say -- Cardi and Offset are definitely keeping their cards close to the vest. If Cardi holds out long enough ... she might beat all the newest Kardashian kids' debuts. Khloe's baby, True, currently holds the title at 2 months and change. 

Hang in there, Kulture! You're ahead. 

Nicki Minaj Radio Gold!!! Bashes Travis AND Kylie

8/21/2018 12:37 PM PDT

Nicki Minaj can't top Travis Scott on the charts ... but she's got him beat when it comes to hosting a radio show. 

Nicki WENT OFF on Travis during her Tuesday "Queen Radio" show ... giving the rapper the "Hoe N**** Of The Week" award and continuing to bash Travis and baby mama Kylie Jenner for what she says are unethical practices in promoting his new album.

Tell us how you really feel, Nicki!!!

Nicki is still SALTY about losing the no. 1 spot in album sales to Travis -- she's been griping about it all week -- and it doesn't sound like she'll get over 2nd place any time soon.

It's not all hate -- Nicki says she loves Kylie, Stormi, Kim and the rest of their fam -- but the Queen doesn't want to let Travis off the hook.

Nicki isn't afraid to air out dirty laundry ... even if other rappers are scared. 

She's also been more than willing to stir up controversy this week ... 'cause she's now calling herself the new and improved Harriet Tubman.

In light of Tuesday's radio rants ... it's a good thing Travis wasn't sitting behind Nicki at Monday night's VMAs.

Cardi B at VMAs Drops New Music ... Disses Nicki Minaj

8/20/2018 5:51 PM PDT

Cardi B didn't perform at the VMAs, but she DID drop some bars at an afterparty ... and it was all new music. Cardi was feeling herself as she rapped on stage at Tao NYC ... throwing some major shade at Nicki Minaj in the process.

With baby daddy Offset hugging on her, Cardi B busted out some new lyrics ... 'I know how to do it / Get a bag, don't I / I know how to get a b**** mad' ... pretty clear she's referencing Nicki. 

The shots didn't stop there.

In another new track, Cardi B raps ... 'I'm the queen of talking sh*t / yeah I'm backing it up / yeah, back, back, backing it up' ... that's another clear swipe at Nicki and her new album, 'Queen.'

Cardi then celebrated winning 3 awards by making a pit stop at McDonalds for a delicious treat.

Cardi pretty clearly shaded Nicki Minaj when she called herself "empress" during her speech. Nicki not only thinks of herself as the queen ... as we showed you, she actually thinks she's Harriet Tubman, something that has outraged non-fans and, frankly, even some of her diehard fans. Between Travis Scott, Kylie and now Cardi, Nicki had no place to safely turn in the venue.

Cardi B just showed up to the VMAs -- her first public event since giving birth last month -- and the rapper looks incredible.

CB arrived to Radio City Music Hall Monday evening in NYC rockin' a beautiful purple gown and a sweet new pixie cut. Oh, and her post-baby body is absolutely on point.

Believe it or not, Cardi just popped out baby Kulture a little over a month ago ... and it's clear she's snapped right back.

We broke the story ... Cardi will be opening the televised show in just a few minutes -- not with a musical performance, but with either a monologue or skit of some sort.

She confirmed the news earlier Monday that she wouldn't be rockin' the mic. 

Blac Chyna and Tyga Reunited!!! And It Feels So Good

8/20/2018 7:36 AM PDT

If you're rooting for Black Chyna and Tyga to get back together ... well, you could be in luck.

Blac Chyna and Tyga reunited Sunday night in NYC ... and it looks like they called a babysitter.

The former couple -- who have a son, King -- sent the weekend out in style. They dined at Meatpacking District hot spot Catch NYC ... and then met up again at Marquee New York nightclub as they partied into the early morning. 

Blac Chyna and Tyga are in the Big Apple for Monday's VMAs. No word on if they'll be seated together. There's already some drama in that department.

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