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Ex 'Love & Hip Hop' Star

Not Just a Rumor ...

I'm Pregnant and Benzino's the Dad!

7/7/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0706-benzino-althea-tmz-01Former "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" stars Althea Eaton and Benzino are expecting their first child together -- and this time they mean it.

Sources close to the fiery couple tell TMZ, Althea’s 5 months deep, and expecting a baby boy in November.

Pregnancy rumblings first surfaced in March, but only because Althea blasted the news out on social media. The confusion started when she and Benzino deleted the pregnancy announcement ... leaving fans to wonder if something went wrong.

They've been mum on the topic ever since.

It's a big step for the couple. Their tumultuous relationship was well documented on 'LHHA' until they were kicked off the show after season 3 for the now infamous reunion show brawl and death threats against co-stars. 

Diaper duty should be fun ... for the hot-tempered duo.

Dr. Drew

Dwight Howard's Baby Mama Has a Point

6/15/2015 4:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Dwight Howard's baby mama wasn't talking out of her ass with that whole "celeb kids have psychological baggage" argument ... this according to an expert in the field, Dr. Drew

We broke the story ... a woman named Tiffany is demanding more child support from the NBA star -- and part of her argument is that her child will likely need expensive therapy sessions later on to "deal with the unique issues involved in being the child of a celebrity."

So, we asked Dr. Drew if there was any weight to her argument ... and he explained why it's "not totally unreasonable."

Drew acknowledged there is some added stress that goes along with being the child of a famous person ... but says it's not really a problem that money can cure. 

Drew does have some advice for the NBA star ... and this time, it's free of charge. 

David Faustino

Baby Name Revealed

And No Married with Children for Her

6/14/2015 7:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

David Faustino and his pregnant GF Lindsay Bronson revealed the name of their baby girl ... and it's both traditional and really nice.

They were strolling along a street in L.A., coming out of Swingers Diner, when the Bud Bundy actor explained why his little girl won't be watching "Married with Children."

The Bundys are not exactly the gold standard of parenting, but then again the little girl would have some bragging rights at school ... Bud was kind of awesome.

Dwight Howard

Baby Mama Sues

You Screwed Me Out of a Fortune!!

6/10/2015 11:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0610-dwight-howard-TMZ-01$10,000 per month is WAYYY TOO LOW for child support when it comes to Dwight Howard ... this according to one of his baby mamas who says Dwight has been screwing her out of serious dough and now she wants to collect.  

The Houston Rockets star is being sued in Florida ... by a woman who claims she and Dwight struck a private deal back in 2013 that required him to fork over $10k per month in child support.  

But according to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ Sports, the woman (Tiffany) says Howard hasn't lived up to his end of the bargain ... and since January, has only paid her HALF of what he owes.  

Tiffany says the financial slight has forced her to reconsider their arrangement ... and since he makes more than $27 MILLION per year in salary and endorsements, she wants a bigger slice of the pie.  

The kid is currently 4 years old ... and Tiffany says she needs the cash to put the child in expensive private schools, pay for extracurricular activities and fund social activities like birthday parties and sleepovers that will help the kid make friends.  

Tiffany also says ... since the child has a famous father, she'll need extra cash for therapy to "deal with the unique issues involved in being the child of a celebrity." 

We reached out to Dwight's camp for comment -- so far, no word back.  

Kim & Kanye

Not Heading South

... With New Baby Name

6/8/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0605-kanye-kim-baby-names-getty-tmzKim Kardashian and Kanye West are ditching the compass when it comes to naming baby #2 ... we've learned there will be no sequel to North West

Sources close to the couple tell us there’s NO CHANCE their new bundle will be inspired by direction, like their firstborn. Everyone's been speculating they'd go with something like South, East or even Easton -- but we're told there's simply no direction in play.  

The main reason, we're told ... is they want the name to be strong. With North, there was a power element because it’s always on top, or pointing up. The other 3 just don't have that swagger. 

Our sources say right now they're leaning toward something more traditional ... with a family-related influence. Think less 'K' name ... and more likely something connected to Kim or Kanye's late parents, we're told. 

Kim's due in December, so they’ve got time to sort it out. Perhaps they'll even go seasonal ... Winter West has a nice ring to it, but no word on the sex yet.

Kim Kardashian

Calls in a Pro to ...

Avoid Pregnancy Health Risk

6/7/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0605-kim-k-healthy-pregancy-Fun-art-01Kim Kardashian is doing everything she can to avoid a serious complication with her second pregnancy ... including bringing in someone to keep her on a strict diet.

We're told Kim suffered from a high-blood pressure disorder called preeclampsia when North was in the oven. Only 5-8% of pregnant women get it, but doctors say its likely to reoccur ... so, Kim's taking action. 

Our Kardashian sources tell us she hired a nutritionist to devise a weekly meal plan with two key rules – lots of water and a low sodium intake. One big change -- KK started each day of her first pregnancy with a donut, but this time she’s reaching for protein shakes.  

Kim's hoping to avoid symptoms like swelling, headaches and changes in vision ... by sticking to the plan.

Sounds like Kanye might be off the hook for those late night craving runs.

Chris Brown

Baby Mama Nixed

Fab Disney World Birthday for Royalty

5/30/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Chris Brown offered to fly his daughter Royalty and the kid's mom to the happiest place for her first birthday, but his baby mama shut down the offer.

Brown's rep tells TMZ,  it's true he was a no show for Royalty's 1st birthday, but it's because he was shooting a music video in Miami. The rep says, "Like any working parent, Chris is doing his best to prioritize the needs of his daughter." 

But Chris had a plan ... flying "the entire family" to Disney World. It's unclear if that included King Ba, Nia Guzman's BF who has been trying to assume the role of Dad. But Chris insists Nia turned him down flat.

Nia's pissed that Chris didn't show for the shindig at Chuck E. Cheese's in Houston, but Chris says he'll throw a special party for Royalty the next time he sees her.

Celebrities ... they're just like us.

Chris Brown

Baby Mama Says

He Cheaped Out on Royalty's Birthday

5/28/2015 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

Chris Brown's daughter Royalty got a phone call from her dad on her first birthday ... but a source close to his baby mama says that's it.

Sources close to Royalty's mom, Nia Guzman, tell TMZ ... Brown didn't show up for the 1-year-old's birthday, didn't send a gift and didn't contribute to the cost of the Chuck E. Cheese's shindig. Nia says her boyfriend, King Ba, paid for the whole thing.

Ba -- who's listed on the birth certificate as Royalty's birth father -- seemed to take pleasure in Chris' absence and captioned one pic of Royalty by writing, "Wouldn't Miss This Day For Anything In This World."

Chris' people say he was in Miami shooting a music video with Pit Bull, and tried Facetiming with his daughter but Nia's phone was acting wonky.  

Ex-NBA Star Larry Johnson

26 Million Reasons He Needs to PAY ME

... Says Baby Mama

5/6/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0505_larry_johnson_gettyFormer NBA star Larry Johnson isn't broke at all, and actually stashed $26 million in a private account years ago ... according to one of his FOUR baby mamas. 

TMZ Sports broke the story... Johnson filed for bankruptcy in March. According to court docs, some of the debt is owed to his myriad maternal units.

Now, Laura Tate -- one of those mothers -- has filed docs saying Johnson has only been paying her $1,000 per month for child support ... when he's supposed to be forking over $11k. She also says he set up a trust in 2006, and filled it with the $26 mil.

Tate wants the judge to liquidate LJ's assets so she can collect $870k. She's also got beef because she says some of the other baby mamas are getting more than her.

We reached out to Johnson... so far no word back.

Chris Brown

Baby Mama's BF ...

Royalty's With Me Now, Permanently

4/21/2015 4:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0421-chris-brown-royalty-kingba-INSTAGRAM-02Chris Brown's got a war on his hands -- his baby mama's boyfriend just staked his claim to baby Royalty with two new tattoos.

Nia Guzman's BF, King Ba keeps posting adorable pics of himself with Royalty ... and in the latest one he's flaunting fresh ink of a giant royal crown over the name, "Nia."

The tatts are definitely brand new -- because when he was photographed at Easter ... again with Royalty ... the left forearm was clean.

0421-SUB-chris-brown-royalty-kingba-INSTAGRAM-01KB seems to be responding to Chris' Instagram last week with Royalty ... where he said, "God has blessed me with my twin." 

It's gonna be interesting. Chris has DNA on his side, but as long as Royalty's in Texas -- King's got face time on his side. 

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Chris Brown

I'm In The Pink With Royalty

4/16/2015 8:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0416-chris-brown-royalty-INSTAGRAM-01Chris Brown's not letting some thirsty boyfriend of his baby mama get in the way of his daughter, because he's daddying out in a big way. 

Chris posted a pic of him snuggling his 10-month-old daughter Royalty. It's a good assumption he dressed her ... because they're both wearing the same Pepto pink.

As TMZ reported, the boyfriend of baby mama Nia Guzman has made rumblings that he was taking over as the dad, but Chris has very clearly drawn a line in the sand.

Kid's got awesome hair.

Sofia Vergara

Ex-Fiance Wants to Have Her Baby

... Without Her

4/15/2015 10:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Sofia Vergara's ex-fiance is suing her to prevent the actress from destroying the fertilized eggs they created when they were a couple because he still wants to have her baby.

It's a bizarre lawsuit. Nick Loeb claims he and Sofia made a contract back in November 2013 where they agreed to attempt to have children by means of in vitro fertilization. Her eggs were fertilized by his sperm and then frozen and kept at a Beverly Hills facility. 

Nick claims Sofia now wants to destroy the eggs because they broke up, but he says he has the right to go forward because both parties have not agreed in writing to destroy the eggs. 

Here's what's weird. Nick claims in the lawsuit, she physically abused him on 4 separate occasions, punching him in the face twice, kicked him and threw her phone at his head.  And he claims she repeatedly berated him. If that's the case, it seems a little strange he wants a kid with her DNA.

In the documents, first reported by In Touch, Nick makes it clear he wants a child. 

Clearly Sofia has moved on. She's engaged to Joe Manganiello and is certainly done with Nick.

Dwight Howard's Baby Mama

Our Son Is Still Terrified Of Him

4/14/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Dwight Howard's ex Royce Reed is FURIOUS that the NBA star is off the hook in his child abuse case ... telling close friends their 7-year-old son is still "terrified" of his father. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Howard was investigated by the Atlanta Police Dept. for allegedly hitting his son with a belt buckle last year. They ultimately decided to drop the case. 

Now, we've learned Reed is fuming over the decision -- with one source close to Reed telling us, "She's extremely upset by the way the system neglected to defend her son."

"She never asked for Dwight to be arrested. She asked for him to get help and take parenting classes. Her child is terrified of his father."

We reached out to Dwight's camp for comment -- and his attorney told us, "Several law enforcement agencies have thoroughly investigated the allegations and all decided against filing charges."

"It is sad that Royce Reed continues to use her son as a pawn with the media, despite court orders prohibiting her from doing so."

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