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Darius McCrary

My Son's Paralyzed with Fear

Claims He's Being Abused

4/26/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Darius McCrary Son AbusedDarius McCrary refused to return his son to his baby mama because he claims the boy has been abused by his stepdad, but he lost the fight and the boy is hysterical with fear.

We're told everything unraveled last week at LAX, when he was putting his 7-year-old boy on a Michigan-bound plane to return to his mom.  The boy had a tantrum and cops were called.

According to the police report, McCrary told officers the boy was terrified to return home because his stepfather had physically abused him back in January.  Cops then spoke with to the boy and got the same story. 

Cops got the message and allowed Darius to leave the airport with his son.  The Dept. of Children and Family Services was notified, and that triggered a court battle.

Darius tried to convince an L.A. County judge to award him full custody, but the judge decided the case could only be handled by the Michigan courts and the kid had to be returned to his mom.

So Friday afternoon, Darius met the baby mama at the Hollywood Police Station and handed off their son, who became an emotional wreck.

Darius plans to carry on the fight in Michigan.

We've reached out to the baby mama's attorney for comment ... so far, no word back.

'Rupaul's Drag Race' Champ

Drag Dad Is Really a Deadbeat Dad

... Baby Mama Claims

4/25/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0424-tyra-sanchez-YOUTUBE-01"Rupaul's Drag Race" champ Tyra Sanchez loved talking on the show about being a good dad, and he's even producing a documentary about it -- but his baby mama claims his actions prove otherwise.

Sanchez's baby mama Cynthia recently hit him with child support papers for his 9-year-old son, Jeremiah. According to the docs, he has to turn over his financial records, so the court can figure out how much support he needs to pay.

According to our sources, Sanchez is currently paying zero support and has no custody of Jeremiah. We're told he only sees his son roughly once a month.

In 2012, Sanchez started shooting "Drag Dad" ... a documentary about his relationship with his son, but it's unclear if he's completed the project.

We reached out to Tyra, but ... no comment. 

Damon Dash Sues Ex-Wife

You Take My Kids ...

I Take You to Court for Millions

4/24/2015 9:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0424-damon-dash-rachel-ray-tmz-getty-02Screw a pound of flesh ... Damon Dash wants $2.5 MILLION in revenge on his ex-wife Rachel Roy.

Dash is suing Rachel for a slew of corporate crimes related to Royale Etenia LLC and Topson Downs -- 2 fashion companies they started together. In the docs, obtained by TMZ ... Dash accuses Roy of breach of contract and interfering with cash distributions due to him.

In layman's terms ... he's not getting paid for the biz. In pimp terms ... bitch better have my money.

Dash's lawsuit was filed on Thursday ... 3 days after he lost custody of their 2 daughters to Rachel -- who claims he's a bad influence on the girls.

Darius McCrary

Busted for Taking Son Too Long

Warrant Costs Him $15k

4/23/2015 8:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0423-darius-mccrary-tmz-01Darius McCrary should just leave a credit card on file with the Michigan court system -- he just paid dearly again ... this time for allegedly keeping his son too long on a Spring Break trip.

A bench warrant was issued for McCrary last week after baby mama Elizabeth Alanoly filed an emergency motion claiming McCrary didn't return their kid on time.  

According to court records, McCrary had to post a $15,000 bond to clear the warrant. We're told their 7-year-old son is back with Mom now.

Darius had to pay $5,500 just last month to Alanoly for back child support.

We've reached out to Darius' reps ... but no word back.

Hilary Duff Divorce

Child Custody Fight On

4/22/2015 3:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0422-hilary-duff-mike-comrie-tmz-02Hilary Duff's estranged husband isn't giving up their son without a fight ... Mike Comrie just responded to her divorce filing, and is demanding joint custody. 

In the docs, the ex-hockey star says he wants to share custody of 3-year-old Luca. As we previously reported ... in her divorce petition, Hilary asked for primary physical custody of Luca -- and only wanted Mike to get visitation.

Sources connected with the couple tell us Hil is worried about Mike's parenting due to his partying ways. In fact, she filed for divorce the day after Comrie was reportedly drunkenly propositioning women at Mastro's in Bev Hills.

Comrie acknowledges they have a prenup -- just as Hilary did -- to sort out their property and support issues, but clearly ... little Luca is going to be a point of contention. 

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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
EXCLUSIVE

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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
EXCLUSIVE

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Damon Dash
 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
EXCLUSIVE

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
EXCLUSIVE

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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
EXCLUSIVE

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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
EXCLUSIVE

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.

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