Brooke Mueller is quietly smiling to herself -- because she believes she's already won her custody battle against Charlie Sheen ... all thanks to his self-sabotaging rants ... and it's gonna cost him big.
Sources close to Brooke tell TMZ, they believe Brooke has gained the upper hand in the custody war after Charlie's foul-mouthed blustering against Brooke, the judge, and the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services.
Thanks to the diatribes, we're told DCFS now believes Charlie is off his rocker ... and it's more inclined than ever to give Brooke full custody of twins Bob and Max, which is what DCFS always wanted.
But that's not it -- we're told Brooke isn't just confident she'll get full custody, she believes the judge will now award her even MORE child support from Charlie than she previously received ($55,000 per month).
On the House Hunt,
Leaving Charlie's Orbit
11/12/2013 6:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
8:50 AM PT -- Sources close to Brooke tell us, Brooke is looking to move because she believes that's what the court wants. We're told Brooke is under the impression she can't live under the same roof as her children -- and when her brother Scott moves in today with the twins, she feels she's required to find another place to live full-time until her custody rights are fully restored.
Brooke Mueller seems to be subscribing to the adage, "Absence makes the heart grow fonder," because she's got her sights set on moving out of Charlie Sheen's neighborhood.
Brooke was shopping for condos in Bev Hills Monday ... just a day before twins Bob and Max will be living with her full-time, under the watchful eye of Brooke's brother Scott.
Here's what's interesting. Brooke has been living in a house Charlie bought just blocks from where he lives. Things have gotten so bad between the 2, Charlie has been making noises that she's becoming persona non grata, so condo shopping is not surprising.
As for who will end up paying for the condo ... it's likely good ol' Charlie will end up footing the bill. Brooke's child support was sliced in half after losing custody, but now that the kids will be living with her full-time, it's a safe bet Charlie will have to ante up $55k a month, just like in the good ol' days.
Back Anchoring the News!
11/11/2013 3:32 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Clint Eastwood's soon-to-be ex-wife is looking to make some pocket change ... she's going back to her roots -- figuratively -- TMZ has learned Dina Eastwood is going back to anchoring the news at her old TV station.
People at KSBW in Monterey, CA tell TMZ ... Dina will be anchoring the 5PM newscast beginning today and will appear part-time on the newscasts. The News Director, Lawton Dodd, tells TMZ, Dina will be anchoring daily for the next 2 weeks (SWEEPS!) and will come back from time to time.
Dina was an anchor between 1991 and 1996. She met Clint in 1992, when she interviewed him for the newscast.
Dina filed for divorce last month. There are reports Clint had an iron-clad prenup so ... every little bit helps.
Britney's BF Is My New, Cool Friend
11/11/2013 2:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kevin Federline finally met the man who's taking the weight off of him -- Britney Spears' new BF -- a guy who's spending a lot of time these days with K-Fed's sons -- but Kevin tells us he doesn't feel threatened at all ... and even kinda likes the guy.
As we reported ... Kevin was front and center at his son's soccer game this weekend with Brit and David Lucado. Kevin says he and Lucado have spoken before ... but this is the first time they've actually met face-to-face.
K-Fed tells us what he plans to do with his ex and David, and what he WON'T do. Check out the video.
Charlie Sheen and Brooke
Producers Pitch TV Series
on Custody War
11/11/2013 9:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Charlie Sheen runs into his neighbor, DCFS honcho Charles Sophy, who's incredulous Sheen trashed him on Twitter.
Charlie, you're such a jerk. This isn't gonna help your case with the twins.
Shut up you miscreant! You're as warped as Judge Anus Brain.
You could be watching this confrontation soon, because TMZ has learned a TV production company has contacted Dr. Charles Sophy, the Medical Director of the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services, asking him if he would participate in a TV series profiling the real-life drama/comedy in Charlie Sheen's gated community.
Sources connected with the production company tell us ... they saw the post on TMZ, in which we revealed Dr. Sophy lives in the very same gated community as Charlie Sheen, Denise Richards, Brooke Mueller and all the kiddies. And don't forget Paris Hilton, who lives down the block.
We're told the production company wants to do a loosely-based series and asked Dr. Sophy if he was interested in helping. We're told Sophy in no uncertain terms said he was not interested.
It is pretty compelling -- in a city as big as L.A., everyone involved in the drama lives blocks apart from each other and, we're told, they pass each other often on the street. Sources tell us ... the only person who has been fairly anonymous was Sophy, who was not recognizable.
Our Brooke sources say Brooke didn't realize Sophy was her neighbor until he called her in for a meeting with Denise last week.
Our sources say the production company has NOT given up on the idea.
Mark Burg, Charlie's manager, tells TMZ, Charlie is exclusive to FX, so thanks but no thanks.
Don't Rush Into Marriage
11/10/2013 7:46 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ancient Chinese philosopher Clint Eastwood say ... only fools rush in to love, but he can't help telling them to think twice about marriage.
Clint's soon-to-be ex-wife Dina Ruiz filed for divorce last month, which explains why last night in Brentwood ... his big marriage advice was ... don't do it without putting in serious thought. But you gotta hear how Clint says it -- the wound is clearly fresh.
So dudes planning to propose ... you gotta ask yourself one question.
Do you feel lucky?
DCFS Says He's a 'Self-Absorbed' Phony
11/10/2013 7:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Charlie Sheen is a self-absorbed, psychologically screwed-up parent who is quick to blame others for the plight of his twins, but unwilling to step up to the plate ... so claims the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services.
DCFS sources tell TMZ ... they're pissed that Charlie is hurling grenades at everyone involved in the mess that has become his family -- calling Brooke Mueller a "whore," the judge an "anus brain" and DCFS "incompetent and lascivious."
Our DCFS sources -- who work in the trenches -- say Charlie has NEVER made a real move to take custody of Bob and Max. As one source put it, "He cares more about his drugs and porn stars than he does the kids."
There seem to be 2 schools of thought at DCFS -- one is that Charlie is so psychologically screwed up and angry that he should never have the kids, and the other that he has never given the Dept. the chance to take a serious look at him as a custodial parent.
Either way ... DCFS -- not fans.
5:55 PST -- Charlie just tweeted this picture saying "a day of miracles on a field of dreams ... hashtag a real modern family."
Gets Jail Pass From Brooke and DCFS
... But NOT Judge Anus
11/9/2013 1:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Charlie Sheen's latest rant shockingly has not incited Brooke Mueller or the L.A. County Department of Children Services into running to court for a contempt citation ... but when Sheen comes face to face with "Judge Anus" it could be a whole different story.
Multiple sources involved in the case tell TMZ ... Charlie's Twitter rant Friday night -- in which he railed on Brooke, DCFS and the judge -- CLEARLY violates the gag order but they don't feel the need to have Charlie thrown in jail.
Our sources say Brooke's reasoning is that it's not her place to put Charlie in the pokey. As for DCFS ... they think it's simply evidence that Charlie is psychologically imbalanced.
The judge is a different story. As we first reported, hizzonor made it clear this week to Sheen ... if he opened his trap about the case one more time he's going to jail. Now that Charlie has called the judge "Mr. I'm Italian judge anus-brain" it seems almost certain Charlie has forced the judges hand.
The case is back in court next week ... so stay tuned.
Violates Gag Order
Tweets 'Judge Anus-Brain'
11/9/2013 1:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Charlie Sheen just violated the gag order in his custody case in a spectacular way, calling the judge Mr. "I'm Italian judge anus-brain," and threatening him if his kids are hurt in the newest custody configuration.
It's something of an understatement to say Charlie is not pleased that the judge just made Brooke Mueller's brother Scott the temporary guardian of twins Bob and Max. The judge also allowed Scott and the kids to live with Brooke so they could be close to school. That effectively puts Brooke back in the position of having full custody while she tries to beat her latest drug abuse problem.
Charlie just tweeted, "So lemme see if I got this straight ... my twin boys are now in harm's way and in grave danger, being 'raised' by a gaggle of incompetent and lascivious marionettes all ruled and fooled by an Adderall snorting husk called Brooke."
Now it gets good ... "And guess what CPS and 'I'm Italian' judge anus-brain, you may have gagged me temporarily, but mark my unspoken words, anything happens to my boys, and you will get to know me, know who I truly am, a loving father."
He ends, "Tag -- I'm it."
The judge just hauled Charlie into court a few days ago, telling him he's going to jail if he violates the gag order again.
Charlie doesn't seem to care, saying, "*If this means being jailed for loving and trying to protect my children, then go for it."
Expert Reveals Personality Profile
11/9/2013 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Suri Cruise has the confidence and maturity that far exceeds the norm for a 7-year-old ... so says Suri expert Tom Cruise.
In his deposition in the defamation case, Tom says Suri is a good communicator, which allows him to have meaningful conversations with her when he's not with her.
But more than that ... Cruise swore under oath ... his daughter is "confident" and has "a good sense of herself."
So we gotta ask...
Money Changes Everything
11/9/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Brooke Mueller loves her kids, but her feelings over custody seem to have a direct correlation to how much money she was getting from Charlie Sheen.
Here's what we know ....
-- Before Brooke lost custody of her kids, she was getting $55,000 a month from Charlie.
-- In May -- after DCFS removed twins Bob and Max from her house and gave them to Denise Richards under a guardianship -- Brooke fought tooth and nail to change the arrangement so that her brother Scott would get the kids. Sources familiar with the situation say Brooke wanted Scott because she'd be less likely to lose her child support if he had them.
-- In June, our sources say Brooke changed her tune with Denise, because there had been no movement to alter child support. We're told Brooke was downright cordial to Denise -- even grateful.
-- Everything changed in July, when Charlie filed legal docs to cut off Brooke's child support. Brooke was fighting Charlie, while Denise watched the kids.
-- In September, the family court judge cut Brooke's child support IN HALF. We're told the judge said Brooke could get the full amount back when she had the kids for a certain number of hours per week. Sources say that's when Brooke declared WAR on Denise, saying she was brainwashing the boys against her and scheming with Charlie to hurt her.
So we gotta ask ...
So I'm Sayin' There's a Chance ....
To Save My Marriage
11/9/2013 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Miranda Kerr is not willing to say her split from Orlando Bloom is forever ... which is both big and disheartening news for millions of men.
Miranda sashayed through LAX looking her hot self -- a couple of weeks after announcing that she and Bloom called it quits. So we asked about the chances of reconciliation.
Listen carefully to her answer ... because somewhere in there ... is the glimmer of hope for Orlando ... and dispair for everyone else.
Brooke & Charlie's Kids
Back In Brooke's Clutches
11/8/2013 4:41 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Brooke Mueller's got her hands back on her and Charlie Sheen's twins -- picking them up from school today and bringing them to her home ... for the foreseeable future.
As we reported, the judge ruled 4-year-old Bob and Max will move in with Brooke along with Brooke's brother Scott, who is now the legal guardian.
Scott became the temporary owner of the twins after Denise Richards said she could no longer care for the boys -- because they had become violent with her daughters and because she couldn't handle Brooke's craziness.
One thing's for sure ... Charlie is NOT a happy camper.