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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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Sherri Shepherd

Judge Says ...

You ARE the Mother!!!

4/21/2015 11:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Sherri Shepherd has lost her epic battle with her soon to be ex-husband ... she's officially listed as the mother of the child who was born via surrogate ... TMZ has learned.

Shepherd and her estranged husband, Lamar Sally, have been battling in court since the child's birth in August and it's been all about the moolah. Sherri claims she was tricked into having the child with Sally and therefore has no connection or responsibility to the child.

A Pennsylvania judge begged to differ, ruling her Hancock belongs on the birth cert.

Lamar says he's ecstatic with the ruling telling TMZ, "I want her to go on television and apologize the same way that she went on there and accused me of being a gold digger and tricking her into having a baby."

We're told Shepherd was a no-show at the hearing.

The two still need to meet in front of a judge in L.A. to sort out the child support situation. He wants her to help take care of the child.

Nick Loeb

Sofia Should Not Deny Life

To Our 2 Daughters

4/21/2015 6:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Nick Loeb says there are 2 unborn girls he wants to father ... and he's not asking the mother, Sofia Vergara, for anything other than cooperation in allowing them to be born. 

Loeb's lawyer says, "Nick is not seeking to impose any parental obligations on the egg donor, financial or otherwise, and believes that the sanctity of life, his interest in achieving parenthood, and his desire to bring his daughters to term outweighs any interest the egg donor may have in destroying the embryos."

As TMZ reported, Nick is suing Sofia, claiming she wants to destroy the embryos now that she's moved on. Sofia says she will not destroy the embryos, but as we reported she refuses to allow them to come to term. We're told Sofia does not want to stir up a hornet's nest with her right-to-life fan base.

Nick's lawyer goes on ... "I created these two female embryos with the purpose of taking them to term and not destruction, because I have always dreamed of being a father."

He says he wants no money from Sofia ... Nick is loaded. He adds he's willing to give her an opportunity to be involved in the children's lives.

And the lawyer ends with this ... "Where a man does want to become a father, and wants to impose no obligations on the other party, he should have that corresponding right."  

Damon Dash

Loses Custody to Rachel Roy

4/20/2015 1:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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 just lost custody of the daughters he shares with ex-wife Rachel Roy, and it's probably all news to him ... since he didn't even show up for the hearing. 

Roy just got sole legal and physical custody of 15-year-old Ava and 6-year-old Tallulah. Dash also wanted full custody.

The former couple each accused the other of being an unfit parent. He claimed she drove drunk with one of the girls, and threatened to cut him with a knife. She claimed he smokes weed around the kids. She said all the women and drugs were a bad influence on their daughters.

The judge clearly sided with Rachel, ruling Dash only gets supervised visitation.

Roy also got a three-year restraining order against Dash.

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Dina Lohan

Hey Michael, Pay Up

... Or Get Locked Up

4/15/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0414-dina-michael-lohan-tmz-02Michael Lohan needs a ride to the bank ... because the Florida judge threatening jail time has suspended his license until he shells out more than $16k in back child support to Dina Lohan.

Sources close to Dina tell TMZ, a judge called Michael on the carpet for cruising around Boca Raton in his flashy Maserati while he owes thousands. The judge revoked Michael's passport and stripped him of his driving privileges ... until he pays up. 

We're told Michael phoned in during the hearing and promised the check's in the mail. The judge has heard that line before, and warned if the check doesn't come by April 24th, it's off to jail.

0414-CAR-SUB-WATERMARK-dina-michael-lohan-tmz-02Sources close to Michael say a deadbeat dad wouldn't buy a $50k Raptor truck for his son ... and insists he pays his kids directly because he believes Dina just spends the money on herself.  

Michael gave the judge proof he's bypassed Dina with the payments, but apparently the judge was not persuaded and ordered him to cut a check STAT. 

The Lohans definitely never disappoint.

Damon Dash

Ex-Wife Pulled a Knife On Me

And Jacked $20k in Bling

4/3/2015 3:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Damon Dash's not about to give up custody of his daughters to an ex-wife he claims drove drunk with one of the girls, stole diamonds from him, and threatened to cut him with a knife. 

Jay Z's ex Roc-a-Fella partner filed docs demanding full custody of 15-year-old Ava and 6-year-old Tallulah -- and laid out some terrifying allegations about the girls' mother Rachel Roy.

In the docs, Dash says Roy threatend his life on several occasions -- once by throwing plates at him, and also by pulling a knife on him. He says sometimes the threats came in front of little Tallulah.

Dash paints a "Mommie Dearest" image of Roy -- saying he witnessed her driving drunk with Tallulah in the car -- and adds he's heard heated arguments between Ava and her mom ... where they call each other "bitch" and get physical.  

Roy's also one helluva a jewel thief, according to Dash. In the docs, he says she stole 2 diamond chains -- worth $10k each -- and a suitcase. Not your Samsonite either ... it's a Bottega Veneta worth $5k!

And Dash says he's been blacklisted at Tallulah's fancy L.A. private school, Buckley ... because Roy told the school he's not allowed to see or pick up their daughter. 

As we previously reported ... Roy accused Damon of being an unfit Dad for a slew of reasons. She filed for a restraining order, which was granted.  

Jeremy Renner

Strikes Settlement Deal

With Estranged Wife

4/1/2015 4:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jeremy Renner was finally able to put an end to the weirdest custody/support battle in recent memory ... his estranged wife has agreed to a settlement, which Jeremy was willing to do all along.

The settlement includes both custody and child support involving their 2-year-old daughter Ava.  

Under the terms of the settlement ... Jeremy will share 50/50 custody with Sonni Pacheco. She'll get $13k a month for child support. She gets no spousal support -- the marriage lasted only 10 months and there was a prenup.  

Sonni's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, said in court Wednesday there could be more issues, but Jeremy's lawyer, Laura Wasser, rolled her eyes to the judge and said the case was fully resolved.

Sonni filed for divorce in December 2014. The two have been fighting over custody of Ava -- Pacheco wants primary custody while Jeremy wants a 50/50 split. What's weird is that Jeremy's had 50% custody since they split, and she was fine with that.

Damon Dash Ex

Cops Called in Nasty Custody War

4/1/2015 1:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0330-damon-dash-rachel-roy-TMZ-01Rap mogul Damon Dash's ex-wife had the cops waiting for him at his house because her kid has been AWOL from school ... and she claims there's a more serious issue ... he's an abusive stoner with a history of domestic violence. 

According to court docs ... Dash's ex, fashion designer Rachel Roy, wants his visitation rights taken away because she says he's an unfit father to daughters Ava and Tallulah.

Damon says she's using the kids as pawns and this is some kind of power play on his ex's part, but he's not specific as to what he believes she wants from him.  He posted video showing the LAPD waiting for him last week, saying this is all just harassment on her part. 

Roy makes other claims as well in her docs, saying Dash kidnapped their daughter from a nail salon. He says she's ridiculous because he's her dad and it's not kidnapping.

The two split back in 2009.

Barry Sanders

Custody Laws Favor Moms

... Dads Often Get Screwed

3/31/2015 9:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Barry Sanders is on a crusade for fathers' rights -- claiming dads often get the shaft in custody wars because the laws were written "in a time when mothers were the primary caregiver."

The NFL Hall of Famer wrote about the issue on his blog -- saying when he split with his wife in 2012, he secured a lawyer who specializes in "protecting the rights of men in divorce." 

Sanders says he was able to reach a fair custody arrangement with his ex regarding their 3 young children -- but says, "There are plenty of horror stories out there of guys who go through a divorce and then rarely get to see their children."

His explanation -- "Despite that fact that men now often play a major role in raising children, many of the laws dealing with divorce were written in a time when mothers were the primary caregiver. Because of this, even great fathers can run into issues in the family courts when it comes to getting a fair parenting plan after the divorce."

He continues, "Family courts still tend to favor moms when it comes to custody."

"It doesn’t matter who you are, all men will face uncertainties about what the future will hold when it comes to their kids after the divorce is finalized. It is up to you to continue fighting for your rights."

Amber Rose & Wiz Khalifa

We're Burying the Hatchet

For the Sake of Our Kid

3/29/2015 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Amber Rose Wiz Khalifa RelationshipAmber Rose and Wiz Khalifa have called a truce in their custody war ... and they've agreed to co-parent their son ... TMZ has learned. 

You'll recall Amber and Wiz were at each other's throats, each calling the other a horrible parent and unfit to care for their 2-year-old son Sebastian.

But a song changed Amber's tune. She heard Wiz's new song, "See You Again," which appears on the "Furious 7" soundtrack. We're told here's what got to her:

How could we not talk about family when family's all that we got?
Everything I went through you were standing there by my side
And now you gonna be with me for the last ride

Our sources say Wiz asked Amber to listen to the song, and after she heard it she tearfully called him back and they agreed to work as parents to care for Sebastian.

Baby steps.

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Darius McCrary

Ex-Wife Perjures Herself

Retracts Claim of Violence Against Son

3/28/2015 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Darius McCrary Custody Battle Michael JacksonDarius McCrary's ex-wife says she lied when she swore under oath he beat his kid.

Karrine "Superhead" Steffans filed legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- admitting she perjured herself when she joined forces with Darius' baby mama in a child support war over their young son. Karrine claimed she saw her ex beat the boy with a spoon.  

But Karrine had a change of heart, and filed new legal docs saying she lied because she was "hurt and upset" over their divorce. Tell that to a judge in a perjury case.

Sometimes allies can shoot you in the foot. 

NBA's Larry Johnson

1st Baby Mama Stands Down

He Doesn't Owe Me Squat

3/27/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Larry Johnson's first baby mama is coming to the ex-NBA star's defense -- telling TMZ Sports he's NOT a deadbeat dad ... claiming he doesn't owe her a dime.

We broke the story ... Johnson -- who made more than $80 million in his NBA career -- filed for bankruptcy and in official docs he listed 4 of his baby mamas as creditors, stemming from back child support payments. 

But Dronda Gillam -- who has a 22-year-old son with L.J. -- says there must've been a mistake ... because she NEVER went after Larry for child support ... ever. 

"We have a great relationship. I've never had a problem with him over money," Gillam says. 

"He’s always been supportive. We never had anything set up through the court system because we didn't need that."

She adds, "He's a really great guy. He just fell on tough times."

We reached out to Johnson and his people for comment -- so far, no word back.

Jeremy Renner

My Wife Extorted Me

With Intimate Videos

3/25/2015 8:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jeremy Renner's estranged wife threatened to release intimate videos of him if he ever went back on his promise to help her get a green card ... this according to legal docs Jeremy just filed. 

Renner is in the middle of a bitter child custody fight over their nearly 2-year-old daughter Ava. Sonni Pacheco's gunning for primary custody of their child and wants more than $13K a month in child support.

Jeremy has been sharing 50/50 custody since they split up in December.   

In Jeremy's new legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Jeremy says Sonni repeatedly admitted she married him to get a green card and financial stability. He claims she repeatedly told their roommate Jeremy should be nice to her and not fight her on the green card or money issues or she'd release the embarrassing videos to TMZ ... By the way, TMZ never spoke with her and we wouldn't post such videos.

Jeremy says there are multiple issues of bad parenting on Sonni's part, the worst of which was back in September when he was on location and she left their kid alone in the house for 15 minutes. She went in an Uber to party and never checked to see if someone was at home to care for Ava. 

Their roommate filed a declaration saying Sonni smokes and drinks and in fact stopped breast feeding because she felt guilty she was drinking alcohol. 

The roommate also claims Sonni did coke during a vacation right after Ava was born. 

We've reached out to Sonni's reps, so far no word back.  

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