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Johnny Depp Divorce His Family 'Hated' Amber

5/26/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0525-johnny-depp-amber-heard-tmz-03Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's relationship was extremely bitter due to a full-blown feud between his family and Amber ... and this, we're told, is the backdrop for what is already an acrimonious divorce.

Multiple sources connected to the ex-couple tell us, Johnny's 2 teenage kids, his 2 sisters and his mom "hated" Amber, and openly discussed it.  We're told they talked about how Amber would rail on Johnny and "treat him like crap."

Earlier this year, Johnny moved his mother, Betty Sue Palmer, into the L.A. compound where he and Amber lived ... and the tension was palpable. We're told mom often told friends she thought Amber was using Johnny for his money and fame, and to boost her own career.

We're also told before Betty Sue moved in, she only saw her son once from the time he married Amber, and both Betty Sue and Johnny blame her for keeping them apart so she'd have full control.  

Our sources say Amber had 2 closed door sit-downs with Johnny's mom after she moved in, and after both meetings Betty Sue railed on her daughter-in-law, calling her a "terrible person."

We broke the story ... Amber filed for divorce Monday ... 3 days after Betty Sue died. There was no prenup, and Amber wants spousal support.


T-Pain Lil Wayne & Birdman Blew Thousands Just Playing ‘Madden’

5/25/2016 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0525-lil-wayne-birdman-tmz-01T-Pain's a serious gamer, but totally bows down to Lil Wayne and Birdman, who used to turn gaming into hardcore gambling ... according to the singer.

T-Pain was live streaming his own game of 'Doom' on Twitch ... when he spilled some tea about Weezy and Birdman's days playing 'Madden' when they were all in the studio.

He claims they'd wager $10,000 per game -- and that wasn't even the bizarre part. Check out his description of HOW they played the games. It's good to be rich.

Ironic that they used to throw around that kinda cash -- on a video game -- considering the current state of their financial relationship

Chris Brown ATV Defiant ... What Neighbors?

5/24/2016 7:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0524-chris-brown-house-neighbors-arrows-pointing-road-INSTAGRAM-01Chris Brown is under the misimpression Tarzana is a backwoods town where anyone can ride their ATV with abandon, because there are no neighbors to disturb. 

Chris ignited a war with neighbors who claim he and his buddies are riding ATVs at high rates of speed in a neighborhood populated with kids and pets who innocently cross the windy streets.

The pic Chris posted is ridiculous ... check out the true lay of the land. 



Kelly Osbourne Shot at Ozzy's Alleged Mistress Lookin' for Oral Pleasure?

5/24/2016 6:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0524-kelly-osbourne-tmz-02Kelly Osbourne went after the hairdresser with whom her dad, Ozzy, allegedly had an affair ... with a vengeance.

As you can see, she posted, "Anyone looking for cheap chunky LOW-lights a blow out and a b*** job."

She went on to post her phone number.

Kelly also fired off at someone suggesting Ozzy is at fault too ... saying "my father is almost 70 ever hear of elder abuse?"

Don't mess with the Osbournes.


Tyson Beckford, DJ Ruckus Bloody Fight Over Shanina Shaik

5/23/2016 8:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0523-tyson-beckford-shanina-shaik-dj-ruckus-TMZ-01Tyson Beckford got into an all-out brawl with DJ Ruckus over the "Bro Code" ... TMZ has learned.

It happened Thursday at Up & Down nightclub in NYC. Tyson and Ruckus have had ongoing beef over Shanina Shaik. Tyson, who was friends with Ruckus, was dating Shanina, broke up and then Ruckus hooked up with her. So, you can see why things have been tense between the guys.

We're told Ruckus saw Tyson in the club, flipped him off, and then Beckford went over to Ruckus and said if he had beef with him they should "take it out in the street." That's exactly what happened.

We're told the fight was violent.  At one point Tyson was on top of Ruckus, pounding away, when one of Ruckus' friends began punching Beckford in the head.  

It didn't end there. Ruckus punched Tyson in the groin, and Tyson returned the favor with his knee. A doorman called the cops, and by the time cops got there the 3 men were gone. No arrests were made.

We got video outside the club, where you can see the fight starting to brew -- but because there were a ton of cops patrolling that area, we're told Ruckus and Beckford moved the action a few blocks away. 


Charles Oakley I Forgive Fat Joe ... But Don't Do It Again!

5/23/2016 10:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0523-charles-oakley-fat-joe-tmzGood news for Fat Joe ... Charles Oakley says he accepts the rapper's apology for disrespecting Anthony Mason

You know the backstory ... Fat Joe outed Mason last week as the guy Biggie Smalls claimed he robbed in "I Got a Story to Tell." Oakley was pissed and blasted Joe. Joe apologized Monday morning

Now, Oakley is responding ... telling TMZ Sports, "I accept his apology. Fat Joe broke bread with Mason and I."

"What's important here is that no man should ever speak on a man who is deceased and can't speak for themselves. R.I.P. Mason and Biggie." 

Lil Wayne Fires Up Weed Lovers with Anti-Birdman Rant

5/23/2016 9:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lil Wayne sent a not-so-friendly reminder to Birdman that they're still beefing -- and got a crowd full of his highest fans to jump on his bandwagon.

The rapper fired shots with 3 words squarely aimed at Cash Money and its honcho during Saturday's performance at Denver's 420 rally.

Although they've been chummy face-to-face lately -- Weezy continues to throw jabs at his mentor and label head. Wayne's still suing Cash Money for $51 million, and this video proves he has NO intention of backing down.

Cheryl Tiegs Ashley Graham IS Beautiful ... In the Face

5/19/2016 3:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Cheryl Tiegs has a strange way of defending her comments about plus size models, in general ... and Ashley Graham, specifically.

We got the OG supermodel Thursday at LAX, and she told us the media misinterpreted her words when she said this year's S.I. Swimsuit cover girl Ashley's look was ... not healthy in the long run.

0519-ashley-graham-si-01So, check out the video -- Cheryl breaks down exactly what she really meant, and in the process says she prefers "the normal, fit athletic, Sports Illustrated girl."

There's more, including her true feelings about Ashley's beauty ... though we're not sure how Ashley will take this. 




Naomi Judd Never Said 'Slave Food' ... Ray J Got It Wrong

5/19/2016 1:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0519-judd-ray-j-getty-tmz-01Ray J did Naomi Judd dirty when he accused her of calling grits "slave food" while they were shooting their reality TV cooking competition -- because she NEVER used those words.

According to sources connected to "My Kitchen Rules" ... when the cast gathered Wednesday, producers played back the "grits" footage in question. We're told what really happened is Lance Bass and his mom served shrimp and grits -- as part of the show -- and during the meal Naomi said when she was growing up her mother wouldn't let her eat grits ... because it was poor people's food.

It's a huge distinction from what Ray J said in his video post -- that he'd seen Naomi refer to grits as "slave food." We're told Naomi was merely telling a story about something her mom had said.

Not to say the "poor people" comment is great, but it's a big difference from "slave food" -- plus, they were her mom's words, not Naomi's.

Still, we're told Ray J took the comment as low key racism, and he's unhappy about it.

Kesha Screw You, Dr. Luke ... Performs Dylan Tribute, After All

5/19/2016 8:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

update_graphic_red_barKemosabe Records is giving Kesha permission to perform at the Billboard Music Awards, after all.

Dr. Luke's label announced Thursday that it reached an agreement with the BMAs ... once it was satisfied there would be NO reference to Kesha's legal battle.update_grey_gray_bar Kesha got a small victory over Dr. Luke by pulling off the live performance he's blocked her from doing at the Billboard Music Awards.

Her pal, Ben Folds, invited her onstage during his Wednesday night concert at L.A.'s Orpheum Theatre ... and they did a somber version of Bob Dylan's classic, "It Ain't Me, Babe."

Kesha said she wanted to do the song at Sunday night's BMAs ceremony -- but as TMZ first reported, Luke's Kemosabe Records bigfooted her ... and yanked its approval for her to play at the award show.

Sources at the BMAs say Kesha was planning to make a "statement" about her battle with Luke and Sony, and that's why he shut it down. Kesha denies she was going to mention Luke.

Ray J Naomi Judd Said Grits Are 'Slave Food'

5/18/2016 3:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

Ray J is making serious accusations about Naomi Judd and grits -- namely, that she called the Southern dish ... "slave food."

Ray was on his way to the set of "My Kitchen Rules" when he described the alleged incident. Check out the video because what he has to say is incredibly shocking, if true.

As we reported ... Judd very openly said she didn't want to be on the cooking competition show once she found out her co-stars were people like Ray J, Brandi Glanville and Andrew "Dice" Clay.

Ray says he was disappointed to hear that's how Judd feels. As for the grits incident, he adds it definitely "smells like some racism."

We've reached out to Naomi's camp. We'll let you know as soon as we hear back.

Naomi Judd Burns Cooking Co-Stars ... I'm Above These Brandi & Ray J Types

5/18/2016 12:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0518_Naomi-Judd_my_kitchen_rules_gettyNaomi Judd wants nothing to do with reality TV stars like Ray J and Brandi Glanville, which is why she tried to quit "My Kitchen Rules" -- the cooking competition she's shooting with them.

Naomi went on the attack on Facebook claiming producers misled her about who her competition would be on the show. The other contestants include Andrew Dice Clay and his wife, Glanville and LeAnn Rimes' ex Dean Sheremet, Ray J and Brandi, and Lance Bass and his mom Diane

Naomi skewered most of the cast, saying Brandi's from "one of those tawdry Housewives shows" ... Ray J's a "bad boy" who made a porn and calls Dice "a no holds barred comedian."

Naomi says she wanted off the show since she'd never "choose to socialize with" people like her co-stars, but she'd already signed on the dotted line. So, she's stuck.

She insists she's not judging, she just has different views from them. She also claims they've all formed an alliance against her on the show. Can't imagine why.

Donald Trump My Fans Are The Best Bullies In The U.S. of A

5/17/2016 5:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Donald Trump says his fans can deliver a nasty tweet like nobody else ... especially when directed at Megyn Kelly.

The Donald sat down with the Fox anchor and made it clear ... his supporters come out guns a blazing when he's embroiled in a feud. Megyn called Donald out on retweeting some of the more aggressive posts aimed at her, to which Donald replied he knew she's been called MUCH worse. 

Donald has a clear take on how he'll feel if he loses the election ... let's just say, he likes to win.

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