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Madonna, Guy Ritchie Showdown In Rocco Custody War

3/2/2016 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0301_madonna_rocco_guy_ritchie_getty_instagramMadonna and Guy Ritchie will square off in court Wednesday over custody of their 15-year-old son Rocco, and we've learned Madonna has changed her strategy. 

As we reported, the singer and Guy have not gotten along since their 2008 divorce. In fact, we're told they aggressively dislike each other.

Madonna's initial strategy to get her son back was to trash Guy's parenting skills. She believes he's way too permissive and Rocco suffers as a result. Our Madonna sources say she is an extremely strict and controlling parent ... which often benefits the boy, but at the same time pisses him off.

Now we're told Madonna has changed her tune. Rather than trying to force Rocco back to the U.S. through a judge's order, she's trying to win him back by proclaiming her undying love ... frequently through social media.

That said, as one well-connected Madonna source told us, "She always has to be right. It's her nature. She and Guy have disagreed on every [child rearing] decision they talk about, and it's made her feel like he's a bad parent."

Rocco -- who's been living with his dad since late December -- will have a voice in where he ends up living.


Bristol Palin Daddy Time's Gotta Work Around Teat Time

3/1/2016 5:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0301_bristol_palin_dakota-meyer_tmz_getty-2Bristol Palin and Dakota Meyer are going to war over spending time with their baby girl, and the linchpin to the whole deal is centered around Bristol's boobs.

Dakota filed docs in Alaska proposing a first time meetup with 2-month-old Sailor, and wants to have her alone 10 hours a day, for 4 consecutive days ... so he can develop a father-daughter bond.

But mama bear Bristol filed her own docs saying that plan won't work because Sailor can't be away from her food source -- Bristol's breasts -- for that long. She says she intends to breastfeed Sailor until she's one.

Dakota's already filed a "to go" proposal -- he says Bristol could easily pump breast milk for him to take with Sailor. The court hasn't ruled yet, but Daddy's touching down in Alaska next month.

Louis Tomlinson Baby Mama He Can See the Baby But Keep His New Chick Away!!!

2/29/2016 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0226-brianna-jungwirth-louis-tomlinson-SPLASH-GETTY-01Briana Jungwirth says she'll strike a custody deal with Louis Tomlinson, but his new girlfriend is a deal breaker.

TMZ broke the story, Louis and Briana struck a temporary custody deal hours before an emergency court hearing in which the One Direction singer was set to tell a judge she was holding their 1-month-old hostage in order to squeeze more money out of him.

Sources connected to Briana tell us, she's also deeply concerned about Louis' new GF, Danielle Campbell. Briana does NOT want Danielle to interact with her kid, in part because it could confuse the infant and interfere with a critical bonding period. 

We're told Louis wants to take little Freddie to his L.A. home and spend time ... with Danielle present. Briana is adamant that should not happen. We're told she only wants Louis to spend time with Freddie at her home.

As we reported, the temporary deal gives Louis modest visitation but no overnights. They're still negotiating child support.



Louis Tomlinson Custody War Settled I Get the Baby ... For a Price

2/26/2016 10:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0226-tomlinson-jungwirth-getty-akm-01Louis Tomlinson and Briana Jungwirth have reached a shaky temporary settlement in their custody war ... avoiding a courtroom showdown by a matter of hours.

We've learned lawyers for the One Direction singer were going to court Friday morning armed with legal docs and their famous client, asking a judge to formally establish paternity on Louis' part and give him access to his 1-month-old son, Freddie.

TMZ broke the story ... Briana was not giving Louis access to their kid and the dispute was over money. We're told under the temporary settlement, he will have access to the child for several hours at a time during the week, but he will not have any overnight visits.

We're told until a short time ago, Louis was paying Briana's expenses but there was no set amount -- it varied from week to week. Things went south when they tried to establish a set monthly amount ... she wanted way more than he was willing to give.

Our sources say the 2 parents have agreed to a temporary custody arrangement while their lawyers hammer out something formal ... both with custody and child support.


Louis Tomlinson Custody Fight Baby Mama Won't Let Me See My Kid

2/26/2016 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0225-tomlinson-jungwirth-getty-instagram-02Louis Tomlinson has lawyered up to wage a custody war, because he says his baby mama is not letting him see their kid ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected with Louis tell TMZ, the One Direction singer claims Briana Jungwirth has gotten greedy and wants money ... and lots of it. He claims she's using their 1-month-old son, Freddie Reign, to leverage a bigger payday. 

It's a surprising turn ... Louis got Briana a 3 bedroom home in Calabasas and he's renting a $21 million home in L.A. to be close to Freddie.  

Louis has not gotten a DNA test but says there's no doubt he's the dad ... they dated exclusively during the period in which she got pregnant.

We're told Louis is gunning for an order forcing Briana to give him some custodial rights, including significant access to his son.


Travis Barker My Custody Deal Sucks ... Shanna Has Drugs and I'm Less Rich

2/26/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

022416-travis-barker-shanna-moakler-tmzTravis Barker is attacking his ex, Shanna Moakler ... accusing her of neglecting their kids, misusing their child support money, and exposing them to drugs and weapons. 

The Blink 182 drummer filed docs demanding some changes STAT to his child custody arrangement with Moakler for several reasons including his concerns that she has drugs and guns in the house with them. He's not more specific about that allegation in the docs. 

Barker also says he found out their son, 12-year-old Landon, was "roaming around" Calabasas earlier this month and hanging with a 15-year-old girl ... without Shanna's knowledge. In the docs, he also says she's sending Landon and their daughter Alabama to school without lunches.

Parenting issues aside ... Travis also has money concerns. He's paying $18k per month in child support, but wants that number slashed -- as low as $2,900 per month -- because he thinks Shanna's spending a lot of the dough on herself. He's also playing the poverty card ... rock star poverty, anyway.

Travis says he was hauling in more than $2 mil annually when they reached their current deal, but says he earned less than $600k in 2015. He's far from broke though ... admitting he has nearly $37 million in assets.

A source close to Shanna tells us she's devastated by Travis' filing, and if he really cared about the kids he wouldn't try to financially destroy their mother.


Russell Wilson Full Stepdad Mode With Baby Future & Ciara

2/24/2016 7:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0204-russell-wilson-twitter-01Future is gonna be piiiiissed.

Russell Wilson and baby Future had the run of Dodger Stadium on Sunday -- running the base paths, and posing for what looks like awesome family photos with Ciara.

As we've reported, Ciara and Future are in a nasty custody battle over their son. Future's already said he's not thrilled about public photos of Russell with his kid ... so, this feels like throwing fuel on a fire.

In the couple's defense, they didn't release the pics -- the Dodgers tweeted them Tuesday.

If nothing else ... it looks like baby Future had a great day, and Ciara got next year's Christmas card? 


Madonna Moms Post the Darndest Things

2/22/2016 7:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0222-madonna-son-rocco-INSTAGRAM-01Madonna's crying out to Rocco again ... posting a pic from happier days.

Madge put up the photo of Rocco grinning with dandelions around his neck and said, "I miss this boy so full of life so full of love!"

She and Guy Ritchie are set to face off in court next month in their custody battle over Rocco ... who's living with Dad in England, for now. Madonna's been reaching out by posting pics with messages for her son.

If you're Rocco, you gotta worry there's a baby bath shot coming soon.

Bristol Palin to Dakota Meyer You're the Daddy ... But I Get the Baby

2/21/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0219-bristol-palin-dakota-meyer-TMZ-GETTY-01Bristol Palin has just released her inner grizzly in her custody battle with baby daddy Dakota Meyer ... by insisting their newborn is better off staying in Alaska with her.

Dakota's DNA is a match with 2-month-old Sailor Grace, according to legal docs, but Bristol's still pushing back on his bid for joint custody. The problem ... she lives in Alaska and he's in Kentucky.

Bristol wants primary physical custody. She's ok if Dakota gets visitation, but that's it.

As for legal custody -- the right to make decisions for their kid -- she wants final say if there's a disagreement.

Bristol also wants child support ... he's already filed legal docs saying he's willing to pay ... though not necessarily as much as she wants.

Somewhere in the distance ... Levi Johnston is laughing ... and warning.

Morena Baccarin I'm Too Pregnant ... To Get Grilled by Your Lawyers

2/15/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0212-ben-mckenzie-morena-baccarin-austin-chick-GETTY-TMZ-01Pregnant "Gotham" star Morena Baccarin is on doctor-ordered bed rest, and says there's no way she can sit for a lengthy deposition in her divorce ... but she doesn't want to delay the split.

Morena's 8 months pregnant with her co-star Ben McKenzie's baby, but still in the middle of divorcing estranged husband Austin Chick. He's requested a date for her to sit down with their attorneys to start hammering out divorce deets. 

In the docs, 36-year-old Baccarin says she has a high risk pregnancy, and doctors have advised her that sitting for a depo would be "unnecessarily stressful." 

What would make her happy is a quick change in marital status -- she's requesting an immediate termination of the marriage ... but wants to settle child custody, support, and property issues later.

Morena's said she and Ben are going to get married, so this could be a way to make that happen faster. As for the depo ... she's happy to get it done 30 days after she gives birth.

'16 and Pregnant' Star Court Cuts Off MIA Baby Daddy

2/15/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0212-lindsey-harrison-INSTAGRAM-01"16 and Pregnant" star Lindsey Harrison just had a huge victory in court -- she's been awarded all parental rights to her 5-year-old daughter.

Lindsey, who's 21 now, got a managing conservatorship over her daughter, Aniyah Monroe Harrison-Ponce.

According to legal docs ... Aniyah's birth father, Forrest Dean Ponce, has been absent for 6 months, and failed to support his daughter for at least a year.

The judge's ruling officially terminates Ponce's relationship with Aniyah. Lindsey also gets to change her daughter's last name to her new married name ... Nicholson. 

Guy Ritchie and Rocco There's a Buzz in the Air

2/11/2016 10:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0211_rocco_guy_ritchie_family_launchGuy Ritchie and son Rocco strolled through a London park Wednesday when they got interrupted by a call ... we're guessing it was not Madonna

Rocco is sporting a new look ... buzzed to the skin. It won't grow out much before his NYC courtroom showdown next month with his mom. Madonna thinks Guy is not parenting the 15-year-old, allowing him to make his own rules. Rocco and Guy say Madonna's way too controlling.

We're told Guy has lawyered up for the fight.


Madonna Hires P.I. In Custody War Deep Concerns About Guy's Parenting Skills

2/9/2016 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0208_madonna-rocco-guy-ritchie_gettyMadonna is not relying on the paparazzi to document her son's life with Guy Ritchie in the middle of their custody war ... we're told she's hired a P.I. to get the lowdown in London first hand.

Multiple sources connected with the singer tell us, Madonna believes Guy has set no rules for 15-year-old Rocco and he's living dangerously ... not enrolled in school, hanging out in skate parks, smoking and essentially doing anything he wants. 

We're told the animosity runs deep between Madonna and Guy ... she feels strongly their son needs structure and he's unable and unwilling to provide it.

As we reported, Rocco continues to live with Guy in London and they have a court date next month in NYC to square off on custody. 

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