Actress Tasha Smith has jumped from filing a restraining order against her estranged husband ... to slapping him with divorce papers ... and right off the bat it's costing her a bundle of cash.
The "Why Did I Get Married?" star sought the split after she and Keith Douglas filed dueling TROs against each other -- and since she's the bread winner in the family ... the judge is making her pay him $50k in spousal support up front.
We broke the stories ... a judge ordered Smith to stay a bizarre 2 yards away from Douglas -- while they were estranged, but still shacking up in the same house. A week later she filed similar docs to get protection from him.
They'll be back in court next month for the restraining orders. As for the $50k payment -- we're told that's just to hold Douglas over until a permanent support agreement is hammered out in divorce court.
Tyler Perry and his 'WDIGM?' writers should be taking notes.
'Happy' About Kate Hudson Break-Up
... And Not Afraid to Say It
12/16/2014 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Happy" is not a word you'd expect to hear from Matt Bellamy when asked about his split from Kate Hudson, but he did ... and it comes off like a dig at his ex.
Hudson and Bellamy called off their engagement last week after dating for four years. They have a three-year-old son together.
And when paps at LAX asked the Muse rocker about the break-up, he used an obscure Australian phrase which loosely translates to ... happy as a pig in s**t.
Matt could've said nothing, or something nice about Kate -- instead, he chose "happy." Aggressive?
Go Go Away ... Power Ranger!
Wife Wants Split
12/14/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Brandon Jay MClaren, who used to kick ass as the Red Ranger, ain't feeling so mighty right now -- his wife has filed for legal separation.
According to court docs, MClaren's estranged wife, Mieka Tennant, is seeking a split after nearly 3 years. They don't have any kids, but Mieka -- a big time Hollywood publicist -- is demanding spousal support during the separation.
MClaren's "Power Rangers S.P.D." days are long gone, but he's nabbed roles on "The Killing," "Falling Skies" and "Graceland."
Tennant will disagree, but BJ's still Zord of the Manor to us.
Screw J. Lo
I'm Fully Booked
12/13/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Casper Smart doesn't need Jennifer Lopez to make it in Hollywood ... he's been working with big stars like Nicki Minaj and he's not even banging them.
We're told Casper just booked a co-starring role as the bad guy in an upcoming movie, "Wild for the Night" ... a flick about electric dance music. He's also choreographing all the dances.
Casper and J. Lo broke up in April and most people thought his face would end up on a milk carton -- not so by a long shot. Here's how he's been filling his time:
-- Choreographed Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" music video
-- Appeared on "The Big Bang Theory"
-- Choreographed the opening act at the MTV VMA's
-- Starred in a film called "Street"
-- Choreographed Jessie J's music video for "Burnin' Up"
-- Bought a new home
We got Casper out this week at Venice Beach ... he says he has a secret to success post J. Lo.
Not Saying I'm NOT
Dating Kate Hudson
12/12/2014 11:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Derek Hough isn't ready to admit he's banging Kate Hudson -- but he's definitely not denying it either.
The "Dancing with The Stars" pro was in Boca Raton Thursday -- at a Tony Robbins seminar of all things -- when a photog popped the question about rumors he and newly single Kate are hooking up ... and his response is a little weird.
Hough and Huds were reportedly making out at an L.A. hot spot last Friday night -- he left out the front door, and she was spotted sneaking out the back -- sans engagement ring.
So, Derek ... if you're NOT with her ... why not just say so? Just sayin'.
Chris Brown Could Teach CIA Mental Torture
12/12/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Karrueche Tran insinuated Chris Brown abused her by saying the singer "repeatedly mistreated" her, but TMZ has learned it was a mental -- not a physical beatdown.
Sources close to Karrueche say she was referring to numerous times Chris publicly disrespected her when their on-again/off-again went south. She has numerous examples.
-- Chris went on Instagram and liked pics of Yovanna Ventura, Justin Bieber's ex, suggesting they were together.
-- He Instagrammed a pic of Kendall Jenner on his lap.
-- Chris plays the Rihanna card, sometimes liking her bikini pics and even wearing a necklace Rihanna gave him.
-- The most recent rant on stage this past weekend, where he said,"f*** that bitch," referring to Karrueche.
Karrueche says she's sick of Chris intentionally making her feel bad, so she's done for good.
Ray J's Girlfriend
I Made a Mistake
Suicide Threat Was Wrong
12/11/2014 11:46 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ray J's girlfriend says she'd never kill herself ... and her recent threat was just a bad choice of words.
Princess Love says she clearly took things too far -- especially considering her friends Stephanie Moseley and Earl Hayes' murder-suicide.
Princess tells us her suicide scare Wednesday was triggered by an argument she and Ray J had over holiday plans. As TMZ previously reported, Ray J thought she was upset over a BET special he filmed with Karrueche Tran.
Princess tells us she and Ray J have reunited ... but we're guessing it's only a matter of time before things once again go south.
Warning All U Girls
Sugar Bear's Still a Cheater
12/11/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Mama June is back on the attack against Sugar Bear, claiming he's still on the prowl for women ... lots of them.
June vented on her personal Facebook page ... complaining she's taking all the heat for dating Mark McDaniel while SB is playing the victim when actually he's "a cheater and a big player."
She says Sugar Bear is trying to snare girls through Snapchat. She also admits she's rifled through his phone and found concrete proof he's on the hunt.
TMZ broke the story ... Mama June claimed she broke up with SB after she found he was trolling online dating sites. But then we found out she was dating the man who served time for molesting her daughter, and everything changed.
And get this ... Mama J thinks Sugar Bear is a lady killer, warning, "he has already scammed many girls on here to fell in love with them," adding, "so baby if u think u r his one in only u r wrong big time."
Don't hate the playa.
Model's Husband Claims
Ex-NFLer Had Online Affair with His Wife
12/11/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ex-NFL great Keyshawn Johnson is caught in the middle of a model's break-up with her husband -- who thinks she's been cheating with Johnson ... and has filled his court papers with lurid messages.
Alicia Tarry's husband just filed docs seeking an annulment of their 6-month marriage based on fraud. The docs include scores of Twitter direct messages Johnson and Tarry allegedly sent to each other.
The DMs include some racy language about arranging possible hook-ups between Alicia and Johnson. One DM says, "Send me a p**** shot." The response, "I'll get one in a few sorry have a guest over."
It appears Tarry's husband got hold of her phone or her Twitter account ... because one of the alleged DMs to Keyshawn -- says, "Please leave my wife Alicia alone."
Alicia tells us she did not cheat with Keyshawn, and further ... she says the DMs "appear suspicious" and were illegally obtained.
Sources close to Keyshawn tell us he has "no idea what the guy's [the husband's] talking about."
Ex-GF Threatened Suicide
Because Karrueche Is in the Picture
12/11/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ray J's ex-girlfriend who threatened suicide Wednesday was pushed over the edge after she found out Ray was nuzzling up to the modern day Helen of Troy ... Karrueche Tran.
Cops were called after Princess Love called Ray and threatened to shoot herself. A short time later she called him back and said she would not go through with it.
As we reported ... Ray broke up with Princess Love Tuesday night after a big fight. Now we know where he went afterward.
Ray went to a studio to shoot a New Year's Eve special for BET. Karrueche was also on the show and Ray hung out with her until 4 AM. We got a couple of pics which show they were definitely getting along.
Unclear if there's a relationship, but it's definitely a good start.
Looks like Ray J's doing some damage control ... he posted a pic with Princess Love late Wednesday night with a very poor choice of words in the caption.
Ray J's Girlfriend
Threatens Suicide After Break-Up
12/10/2014 12:23 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ray J frantically called 911 Wednesday and told the dispatcher his girlfriend said she was going to kill herself.
According to our sources, Ray J broke things off with Princess Tuesday night. We're told she was incessantly texting him after he left for work today, and when she didn't hear what she wanted from him she threatened suicide.
We're told Ray J knew there was a gun in the house, so he took the threat seriously. Ray J noted to the dispatcher, their good friend Earl Hayes just committed a murder-suicide ... and that put him on high alert.
Cops went to their home for a welfare check, but she wasn't home. They haven't spoken with her but Ray J now says he just spoke with her and she insists she won't go through with the threat.
'RHOA' Porsha Williams
Getting Dumped Could Make Me Millions
12/10/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Porsha Williams may have figured out a way to make millions of dollars ... and it's all because she got dumped by her sugar daddy.
We found out Porsha has been approached by SugarDaddyForMe.com, which offered to create a new website called PorshasSugarBabies.com, recruiting women like her who have their sights set on meeting really rich and mostly old dudes.
SugarDaddyForMe.com is the real deal, with 4.5 million members, so it would give Porsha a platform to create her own brand and keep 50% of the profits.
We broke the story ... the 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star got a reality check when her married mystery man pulled the plug on their relationship and also cut her off financially.
Porsha's noodling the idea.