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Tyga

Blac Chyna's Just Bitter

She Can't Have Me!

5/13/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Tyga is sure Blac Chyna's custody play has nothing to do with parenting and everything to do with the fact he is with Kylie Jenner, and not her.

Sources close to Tyga tell TMZ, he doesn't think his relationship with Kylie is any reflection on his ability to be a good dad ... and no one -- not even BC -- can legitimately question his parenting skills.

We're told Tyga believes any attempt to wrestle custody away from him is simply because he chose KJ over BC.  

Our sources say Tyga thinks if anyone is questionable it's Blac Chyna, whom he claims cares more about twerking than raising their son.  

The couple does not have a formal custody arrangement, but it seems they are headed for an all-out custody war. 

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'Vanderpump Rules' Star Stassi

She's Finished ...

Due to Excessive B.A.

5/13/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0512-vanderpump-cast-bravo-01"Vanderpump Rules" star Stassi Schroeder was a blast during the first 2 seasons, but the Queen V herself says the party's over for Stassi because her bad attitude through Season 3 was just too much. 

Lisa Vanderpump tells TMZ Stassi is moving on to less catty pastures, and both sides agreed it was the right time for her to go. 

LV says Stassi is not only off the show -- she's also off the clock, OFF camera at Sur ... and the rest of Lisa's restaurants.

Earlier this week, Stassi hinted she might be absent this season -- she must have seen the writing on the wall when she wasn't included in Bravo's promotional events in NYC. 

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Dwight Howard

Heckled With 'Kobe' Taunt

... After Playoff Ejection

5/12/2015 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Kobe Bryant continues to haunt Dwight Howard ... at least judging by video of a heckler who used The Mamba to taunt D12 after he was ejected from a playoff game ... and TMZ Sports has the footage. 

Moments after Howard was (mercifully?) booted from Sunday night's beatdown at the hands of the Clippers ... Dwight got to hear a familiar Staples Center yell as he exited through the tunnel.

"Kobe!"

You can see Howard look back at the heckler ... he doesn't seem happy.

Now for some backstory ... Dwight and Kobe have HATED each other ever since their disaster season together back in 2013 ... with Kobe publicly chiding him as "soft."

It's clear the Clippers fans remember the beef ... and so does Howard.

GWAR Singer Vulvatron

Fired Over Booze

... Swears, 'I'm No Drunk!'

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

0511-vulvatron-getty-01A GWAR of gwords is going down between the metal band and its fired singer Vulvatron -- they say she's a reckless drunk, but she says she totally parties responsibly.

Last week on Facebook, GWAR's Brent Purgason put Kim Dylla -- Vulvatron's not her Christian name -- on full blast for getting obliterated before shows. Although the band's official release was more PC ... Purgason's post claimed booze was affecting Kim's performance.

Kim tells TMZ ... yes, she'd typically have a few beers before a concert, but denies getting wasted. More importantly, she points out the band wears ridiculous outfits and sings about sex, drugs and worldwide destruction -- so guzzling a few beers should NOT be a big deal. 

But she says what really chaps her ass is the fact GWAR is looking to hire a new singer to slip into her fake blood spurting boobs. She's upset because she created the character, but unfortunately GWAR owns it.

Silver living for the ex-Vulva -- she's pretty cute minus the bleeding rack!

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Gilbert Arenas

Fires Back at Laura Govan

Hell Yes I Took Your Ring Back!

5/11/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0508-gilbert-arenas-laura-govan-tmz-01Gilbert Arenas has told the judge ... he DEFINITELY took back the $1 MILLION engagement ring he gave to his estranged wife Laura Govan in 2008 ... but he sure as hell didn't sell it behind her back.

The NBA star just filed new court docs in his legal war with Govan (the mother of his 4 kids) ... admitting they're on terrible terms ever since they broke up in 2014. 

In fact, Arenas ADMITS he kicked her ass out of their L.A. mansion following the split ... and says he doesn't think he could EVER live with her again. 

As for the ring, which Govan claimed he "forcefully" took from her and sold for cash in previous legal docs -- Arenas says it's only partly true. 

In court docs obtained by TMZ Sports, Gilbert admits he took the ring and refused to give it back ... but says he NEVER tried to sell it. Instead, he says it's still in his possession. 

Gilbert doesn't say much more about the split ... however, he does cop to treating Laura like a queen when they were together.

For example, Arenas says he once threw Laura a lavish and expensive 3 day birthday bash ... and on another occasion, rented a chopper to fly Laura and her mom to Santa Barbara for lunch at a winery. 

But clearly ... those days are over now. 

Nate Dogg's Son

Gold Digging Widow Pounced

When Dad Was Mentally Impaired

5/10/2015 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Nate Dogg's widow doesn't deserve a single red cent of his estate -- according to the hip-hop legend's son ... who claims the marriage was a sham and Latoya Calvin is just trying to cash in now.

According to court docs ... Naijiel Hale says Latoya caused the car accident that led to Nate Dogg having multiple strokes and eventually dying. He also believes she married his father while Nate was mentally incapacitated, so she shouldn't be entitled to anything.

Naijiel's mother, Rhoda Mouton is also joining the fight -- and points out, in docs ... Latoya didn't even attend Nate's funeral.

Nate's estate says he and Latoya separated and filed for divorce 19 days after they married. The only hiccup -- the divorce wasn't final when Nate died. 

As we previously reported ... the Dogg's $350k house in Pomona, CA has been the subject of a bitter family feud for years between Latoya and Nate's family -- including his six kids.

Trevor Ariza's Grandpa

I'd 'Kick the S**t' Outta Matt Barnes

... If He Trash Talked Me!

5/9/2015 5:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

This video is AWESOME!!!

Trevor Ariza's grandfather says if Matt Barnes tried to talk smack to him during a game like he did to James Harden's mother ... "We'd have to kick the s**t out of him!"

Osvaldo Ariza was on his way in to Staples Center last night when we he made it clear ... the Ariza family doesn't mess around.

As far as the situation between Barnes and Harden's mom ... Ariza says he's not worried about Monja Willis because she's a tough chick who can definitely take care of herself.

Bottom line ... GRANDPA ARIZA IS THE MAN!!!!!

Rosie O'Donnell

No Drug Testing for Her

In Custody War

5/9/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0505_Michelle-Rounds_ROSIE_ODONNELL_tmzRosie O'Donnell will NOT have to submit to random drug testing during her custody war, but Rosie's wife says she'll go back to court again because she believes their kid is in danger.

We've now learned the judge shot down Michelle's drug test request saying it wasn't necessary, at least for now. We're told the judge is satisfied Rosie is a capable parent so there will be no strings attached to their current 50/50 custody agreement.

But the judge did rail on both Rosie and Michelle for blabbing to the media about the case. He ordered both of them to stop talking and posting parent-related matters on social media.

As for tone, it's as nasty as it gets. We're told on their way out of court, Michelle's lawyer told Rosie's attorney to "f*** off." 

Matt Barnes

Fined $50,000

For Spat with James Harden's Mom

5/8/2015 3:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0508_matt_barnes_tmz-2The NBA was definitely NOT amused with the Matt Barnes vs. James Harden's mother smack talk session earlier this week ... fining Barnes $50k for running his mouth during the game. 

Both Barnes and Harden's mother admitted getting into it during the Clippers vs. Rockets playoff game on Wednesday ... though neither side has revealed what specific insults were hurled. 

Now, the NBA says Barnes committed the cardinal sin of "directing inappropriate language at a fan" -- and dinged him $50,000.

Neither Harden nor his mother have been punished by the league. 

Young Thug

Still Talking Smack to Weezy

After Capone Peace Treaty

5/8/2015 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Rapper JoJo Capone thought he'd squashed the beef between The Game and Young Thug by using just 2 words -- love and respect -- but now it looks like one of them didn't get the message.

Capone was on TMZ Live Friday ... explaining how he convinced the rappers to quit making death threats against each other in their feud over Lil Wayne. It sounded all hearts and flowers -- like all that was left to do was blaze up the peace pipe.

Then just a few hours later ... metaphoric shots were fired by Thug. You gotta see the "apology" to Game he posted. Starts out nice, but ends with him basically calling Wayne a bitch for not fighting his own battles.

Capone better get back on the horn.

Matt Barnes

James Harden's Mom

Talked Smack First

5/8/2015 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Matt Barnes says James Harden's mother STARTED their heated verbal exchange during the last Clips vs. Rockets game ... but says they've since buried the hatchet.  

We broke the story ... Harden's mother Monja Willis says one of her sons confronted Barnes after the game and demanded an apology ... to which Barnes obliged

Now, Barnes is telling his side of the story ... saying, "We've spoken twice since the incident ... we've made our peace."

Barnes wouldn't give the details about what exactly was said between the two -- but did admit he did NOT know the woman was Harden's mother at the time of the trash talk.

As for the NBA -- Matt says he's been contacted by league officials ... and expects to be fined. 

Floyd Mayweather's Dad

Taunts Pacquiao

With Victory Poem

5/8/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Floyd Mayweather's father is FIRING MORE SHOTS at Manny Pacquiao's camp ... calling him a loser with a pathetic trainer ... and he's doing it all through the majesty of poetry. 

Turns out, Floyd Sr. has been dabbling in the rhyming arts for a while -- and has even been putting together a book of his best work. 

And after Saturday's mega-fight, Papa Mayweather felt the inspiration to tap into his inner Robert Frost ... to deliver the most poetic smacktalk we've ever seen. Enjoy ... 

The fight has taken place..
Manny's title? Lost without a trace.

As Me and Floyd 
Entered cheerful embrace...

I glanced to see the look of disgrace on Freddie's Face.
I have changed My pace

I can now look them in the face
And say:

I must confess You tried Your best.....
And As We saw there was no contest.

FLOYD is simply the best!

Now just like I said
Freddie the Roach is Dead!

The Game & Young Thug

Beef Squashed

A Capone Saves the Day

5/7/2015 2:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0507-jojo-young-thug-the-game-TMZ-01The Game and Young Thug put an end to their beef before anyone got shot ... and the truce was put together by a mutual friend ... with some major street cred.

Rapper JoJo Capone tells TMZ he brokered peace between Game and Thug late Wednesday ... after they'd traded some serious threats. Capone tells TMZ ... Game reached out to him after seeing a photo online of Capone and Thug together. He says Game didn't realize Capone was down with Thug ... and that opened the door to a summit. 

Capone says he got Game and Thug on the phone and explained ... they both needed to get back to making music, and not threats. Capone says he told them they needed to look at the big picture and call off the dogs before someone got hurt.

They got the message. Shortly after the call, Game confirmed the war is over.

Funny -- a guy named Capone is suddenly worthy of a peace prize. 

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