Mariah Carey has gagged Nick Cannon -- but not in a good way. He's not allowed to say boo about their divorce ... or else.
Sources close to the couple tell TMZ ... Nick and Mariah's lawyers hashed out a confidentiality agreement as part of their divorce ... and it's completely one-sided.
Nick is barred from saying anything about the split. If he does, there are severe financial penalties. But Mariah has the right under the agreement to announce the split on her terms.
Nick is clearly following orders ... check out the video from NYC Thursday -- he zipped it.
Nick is allowed to say they're now living separately ... which he's already done. But he cannot say anything about the divorce.
As TMZ first reported ... the divorce is a "done deal" ... the property settlement and child custody have already been hashed out.
Katie Holmes and Suri
Moving, Moving Back, Back to Cali
8/22/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Katie Holmes has left NYC and moved to Black Beverly ... aka Calabasas, CA.
Our real estate sources tell us ... Katie just plunked down $3,795,000 on a 6,000 square foot home in The Oaks ... the fancy area where Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian live. Other residents include Katherine Jackson and her brood, Toni Braxton, Romeo, Mitch Richmond. Tyga recently moved out.
It was a super secret deal ... with a confidentiality agreement that socked anyone who violated it with a $1 million penalty.
Katie and Suri are already in the home. We're told Katie made the move for 2 reasons -- she wants back in Hollywood for her career, and she thinks Calabasas is a better place than NYC to raise Suri.
The cul-de-sac where she lives is populated by lots of kids around her 8-year-old daughter's age.
Weeks before escrow closed, Suri and her bodyguard went to a San Fernando Valley rescue shelter and picked out a chihuahua she named Maple, but the didn't pick it up because they were going to be gone until last week, when they moved in. We don't know if they picked up the pooch.
Massive Cop Screw Up
In Doppelganger Meth Bust
8/21/2014 2:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Scott Weiland is the victim of a series of screw-ups as well as incredible deception. L.A. County Sheriffs officials now tell TMZ they were WRONG -- the guy who's been in custody for meth possession and burglary for A MONTH is NOT who they thought it was -- Scott Weiland.
TMZ posted a story late Thursday that Weiland was currently behind bars after allegedly stealing razors from a Bev Hills drug store in late July. The Bev Hills cops said when they searched him they found meth.
BHPD gave us a written statement, titled "Celebrity Arrest," which says, "The suspect, former Stone Temple Pilots band member Scott Weiland (46 years of age), was taken into custody..."
The man has been in L.A. County Jail since July 26, unable to post $95,000 bail.
After we posted the story ... Scott posted a video on Facebook of himself at an L.A. recording studio ... to show he was NOT in jail.
We then called the Sheriff's Dept. back but they were unwavering, telling us they did a "physical check" on the inmate and insisted Scott "was definitely in custody."
Oops. The BHPD got back to us late Friday night and said they made a BIG mistake ... the inmate is actually a 44-year-old guy named named Jason Michael Hurley. They discovered it through belated FBI fingerprint analysis, even though he's been locked up since July 26.
We'll give the cops this ... the guy does have red hair.
V. Stiviano Lawsuit
Donald Sterling Is Gay
... I Was a 'Beard'
8/21/2014 4:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
V. Stiviano has just filed new legal docs in her war with Shelly Sterling -- claiming she NEVER slept with Donald Sterling ... 'cause he's into men and she was his beard.
TMZ Sports has obtained the lawsuit -- which Stiviano filed in response to Shelly's allegations that V. accepted cars and property from Donald that he didn't have the authority to give her.
In the new docs, Stiviano argues that the items in question were given to her in exchange for being Donald's "beard" -- and she insists Shelly knew about it.
Stiviano states ... she was "not ever a sexual partner of Donald T. Sterling" and "believes that [Sterling] is a homosexual and enjoys sexual acts and or sexual congress with males."
In the legal doc, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Stiviano says Shelly was "acutely aware of [Donald's] sexual orientation and condoned same as well as acknowledged and approved [Donald's] gifts of money [to Stiviano]."
Stiviano also says the gifts she received were NOT community property -- but rather Donald's separate property.
Stiviano is also suing Shelly and Donald for defamation -- claiming they slandered her in the media by calling her a thief and saying she embezzled money and property from Donald. She's demanding no less than $10 MILLION.
We reached out to Donald's camp -- so far, no word back.
Story developing ...
8/21/2014 12:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Columbus Short just got a new set of cuffs .... he was arrested and taken into custody in a Van Nuys courtroom.
Short has been a wanted man since last month when he failed to appear in his criminal domestic violence case. Short chose to go to Barbados instead. The judge issued an arrest warrant and set bail at $40K.
That same judge became enraged earlier this week when Short skipped another hearing ... he was still vacationing in Barbados. The judge upped the bail to $500K.
The former "Scandal" star showed up this AM to face the music and was immediately arrested.
Now get this ... Short had another hearing today in a criminal case involving a bar fight, but he didn't show because he was in custody. So the judge in the bar fight case issued a SECOND arrest warrant and set bail at $250K.
He makes bad decisions.
I'm Sorry ...
I Was Stupid to Call Ferguson Rioters 'Animals'
8/21/2014 11:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kevin Sorbo now says he made a bonehead move in the middle of the night by trashing Ferguson protesters.
Sorbo went on TMZ Live to address his Facebook post, claiming the rioters were using the shooting of Michael Brown, "as an excuse to be the losers these animals truly are."
But ... he didn't fully backtrack his comment that Obama was elected by Blacks.
Lists Insane Florida Mansion
... Got $5 Million?
8/21/2014 9:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chicago Bears star Brandon Marshall is ditching one of his last memories of his days with the Miami Dolphins -- his MASSIVE Florida mansion ... and TMZ Sports has the pics.
The place is like a palace -- an 11,000 square ft. home on 2.5 acres in a private gated community in Southwest Ranches, FL.
It's got 6 bedrooms, 7.5 baths, a full size basketball court, movie theater, game room, office and an area for HORSES!
Asking price -- just a cool $4.899 million.
We spoke with realtor Jodi Macken of Macken Realty who tells us, "Brandon loves this house and has called it home throughout the off-season."
Macken says the property is the perfect home for a pro athlete in the market.
Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon
Divorce 'A Done Deal'
Separated for Months
8/21/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sources connected with the couple tell TMZ ... Mariah and Nick have been living in separate houses in NYC since May. He sees the kids but that's the extent of their contact.
Our sources say ... Nick's appearance on Big Boy's radio show in March was the beginning of the end. Nick played Big Boy's game -- name the 5 celebs you've slept with. Nick named 5, but our sources say the one that made Mariah insane was Kim Kardashian.
We're told Mariah tore into Nick for weeks ... feeling humiliated and the relationship never recovered.
We're told it went from bad to worse when Nick went on Howard Stern and talked about Mariah not giving it up before they got hitched. She went nuclear.
Our sources say Mariah feels Nick has abandoned her by taking every gig that's on the table ... when they don't need the money. She's especially angry because it keeps him away from their kids.
For Nick's part ... we're told he feels Mariah has become impossible because she surrounds herself with "yes men." He says she can't handle it when he dares to disagree with her.
We're also told Nick is incredulous Mariah is bitching about his work ethic ... he says he's generated $75 million since 2011 for the family.
Friend Gets Lighter Sentence
Because He Kept Mouth Shut
8/21/2014 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber did NOT get celebrity justice when he copped a plea in his Miami Beach DUI case ... because we've learned his lesser known friend who was also busted for DUI just copped a plea that is a slap on the wrist by comparison.
You may recall ... both Bieber and Khalil were busted for DUI after cops claimed they were drag racing back in January.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Khalil will pled guilty to careless driving and his punishment will be a $500 fine and enrollment in a drug and alcohol program.
Justin, on the other hand, pled guilty to careless driving and resisting an officer without violence. He now has to fork over $50,000 and attend 12 anger management classes ... something Khalil does have to do.
The only real difference between the 2 -- Bieber mouthed off to the cops.
Khalil's lawyer Bradford Cohen tells us, "Khalil got the benefit of being polite and courteous and not acting obnoxious and privileged, and that's why the pleas were not identical."
A $50,000 lesson learned.
Parties With 1000 Pounds of Ass
8/21/2014 6:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sugar Ray Leonard
Boozy Anniversary Dinner
Baller Gift and Kardashian Diss
8/21/2014 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sugar Ray Leonard celebrated his 21st wedding anniversary like a BOSS last night -- expensive dinner, expensive gift ... and it all ended with a pretty funny dig at the Kardashians.
The clip is hilarious ... the couple was clearly in a SPIRITED mood on the way out of Katsuya in Brentwood (his wife Bernadette was especially happy) ... when we asked about the gift!
At first, Bernadette plays coy ... but ultimately spills the beans about the badass (and super thoughtful) gift Leonard gave her to celebrate the occasion.
And then came the Kardashian diss -- check out the video.
Oh ... and champ -- HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
Karrueche To Chris Brown
I'm NOT Having Your Babies
8/21/2014 8:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Karrueche Tran is madly in love with Chris Brown ... but he's high if he really thinks she's ready to be pregnant with his kid, TMZ has learned.
Sources close to Karrueche tell us ... she was flattered by Chris' Instagram for Woman Crush Wednesday -- when he posted a pic of her saying, "Need to have this baby and stop playing!" -- but she's nowhere near ready to be a baby mama.
We're told ... for now Karrueche is career-centric -- she wants to be an actress.
Bey's Marriage Is Perfect
Breakup Rumors Are BS!!!
8/21/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Beyonce and Jay Z are NOT breaking up ... in fact, their relationship is "perfect' ... so says a woman who would definitely know -- Beyonce's mom.
Tina Knowles was leaving lunch with Kelly Rowland at Via Alloro in Bev Hills -- and in a super-rare moment, actually opened up about rumors that B and J's marriage is on the rocks.
Mama Knowles even had some choice words for people like Akon -- who recently told us the couple's relationship "feels corporate."
And there seems to be evidence to back up Tina's statement -- Bey and Jay have been spotted out together a lot recently ... looking happy at the go-kart track, a restaurant opening, and they even embraced on stage.
So, the question ...