Rosie O'Donnell has made her deal with "The View" ... sources connected with the negotiations tell TMZ.
We're told the show will make the announcement shortly.
TMZ broke the story ... the negotiations fired up a few days ago and the deal was almost completed by end of business day Monday.
The deal is now complete. Rosie will join Whoopi Goldberg on the show. As we reported, producers are also looking for a Latina and a conservative. Two conservative candidates who are being scoped are Abby Huntsman and Margaret Hoover.
'View' fans remember ... Rosie always made things interesting.
Kim and Kanye
Ellen's Got Nothing on Us
We're Flipping Houses Too!
7/8/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West don't see bedrooms and bathrooms in their new mansion ... they see dollar signs ... and that's why they're going to sell it and officially enter the house-flipping market.
Kim and Kanye bought an $11 million mansion in Bel Air last year and did a major redo. Their plan going in was to live in it, but sources connected with the couple tell us ... they've been told they could make millions if they sell it so, like Ellen, they're saying 'Why not?"
But this won't just be a one off. We're told Kim and Kanye enjoyed the renovation process so much they've decided to make it a side business. Their plan is to renovate several houses/estates a year.
As for why they think they have what it takes ... actually, their angle is that they know the best people in various fields of home renovation -- architects, landscapers, interior designers, etc.
As for their living situation ... we're told Kim and Kanye are happy living with Kris Jenner for now. Plenty of space, and a built-in babysitter.
'My Five Wives' Dad
I Got 30 Mouths To Feed
And $3.61 in My Savings
7/8/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Brady Williams -- patriarch of the polygamous family featured on "My Five Wives" -- now knows the real problem with having 5 wives and 24 children ... he's $400K in debt ... so he's filed for bankruptcy.
His assets are puny compared to his debts.
- Real estate holdings -- $10,215.
- Ford Fiesta -- $7,000
- 2 Kia Spectra Hatchbacks -- $3,000 each
- Chevy Cavalier -- $931
- Dodge Durango -- $2,647
- Honda ATV -- $150
- wedding ring -- $50
- lawn mower -- $20
- wallet money -- $22
- savings account -- $3.61
Now the debts.
- 5 wives = $180,000 in credit card debt
- business loan -- $100K
There are other debts as well with a grand total of $402K. And when you owe 402K your 401K is probably worthless.
Brady only lists Paulie as his wife ... she's the only one legally married to Brady ... other wives Nonie, Rosemary, Rhonda, and Robyn aren't mentioned in the court docs.
The good news ... Costco sells Top Ramen in bulk.
Kourtney & Scott
From Kim's Pastor
7/8/2014 6:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick are hanging out with the pastor who officiated over Kim and Kanye's wedding, so it's not a big leap to assume Kourtney and Scott are following suit ... but that leap would leave you hanging.
Sources closely connected to the family tell us ... Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. is actually counseling Kourtney and Scott over their relationship problems.
The handsome pastor was out with the couple Monday night in the Meatpacking District in NYC ... everyone was mum, but we're told Scott's partying has become a serious issue in the relationship and that's why Wilkerson is now a visible presence.
Things have reached a critical mass ... Kourtney is pregnant with baby #3 and she's thrown Scott out of their house recently because she's fed up with him choosing clubbing over family.
'Star Trek: Voyager' Actor
Cops Respond to Domestic Violence
After 911 Hang Up
7/8/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Robert Picardo -- who played The Doctor on "Star Trek: Voyager" -- got more fireworks than he bargained for July 4 ... cops are investigating a domestic violence incident at his home.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... cops went to Picardo's residence Friday night after someone in the house called 911 ... then hung up. We're told officers interviewed Picardo and his wife, Linda Pawlik ... who claimed he hurt her during a fight ... he denied it and no arrests were made.
Picardo filed for divorce from Pawlik back in 2012 but the case went nowhere until May ... when Picardo hired a new lawyer.
A source close to the couple tells us ... the divorce is definitely on and every once in a while things get a little heated.
Rage Against The Machine
Bangers Are Always Gonna Bang
Even If Their Brains Bleed
7/8/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
If you bang your head to rock music so hard that your skull fills with blood and doctors have to DRILL HOLES in it to save your life -- Rage Against The Machine's Tim Commerford not only has your back ... he says keep rocking!
We asked the Rage bassist about a German Motorhead fan who suffered a brain bleed -- which his doctors partially blamed on years of excessive headbanging -- and Tim doesn't think the horrific news will scare true headbanging fans.
In fact, he says he's felt the same pain, telling us ... "Banger neck, yeah. Every time we played I got banger neck."
Of course, Tim never had to have HOLES DRILLED IN HIS HEAD ... like the Motorhead fan -- but watch him explain why that danger is just part of the show.
Rape Lie Killed My $200K Record Deal
7/8/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It was Conor's publishing company ... NOT his record label that pulled a $200,000 payment connected to his latest album. His label, Nonesuch Records is still on board, but he's clearly pissed about losing the $200K.
Bright Eyes singer Conor Oberst got canned by his record label when an obsessed fan lied about him raping her -- and now that he wants her to pay up ... she's gone radio silent, according to the emo rocker.
TMZ broke the story ... Oberst sued Joanie Faircloth for $1.2 million back in February ... claiming she defamed him when she accused him of forcibly taking her virginity after a North Carolina concert in 2003.
Now Oberst says the false accusation tanked his record sales and led to his label 86'ing him ... according to new docs filed in the case, and obtained by TMZ. Oberst adds his canceled contract was worth at least $200K.
Oberst says Faircloth has never shown up for court hearings in the case ... so now he wants a judge to declare him the winner, and award him the $1.2 mil.
In 'Active Negotiations'
To Rejoin 'The View'
7/7/2014 4:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rosie O'Donnell is currently in "active negotiations" with "The View" to come back to the program ... sources in connection with Rosie and the production tell TMZ.
We're told Rosie's people are discussing money and other terms with execs from the beleaguered show. She's definitely interested in coming back if the money is right, and we're told the negotiations are far along.
We're told the deal could be sealed shortly and the announcement could be made as early as tomorrow.
Rosie would be joining Whoopi Goldberg and that's about it so far. The show is actively looking for replacements for Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy.
Do I Look Like
7/7/2014 11:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Maksim Chmerkovskiy wanted to make it skin clear -- he's NOT JLo's newest accessory.
Maksim was all over the Hamptons during the 4th weekend -- hitting up Nammos on Friday night and The Surf Lodge on Saturday. Maksim and the buttons on his shirt clearly had a falling out.
Maksim made it clear to everyone who looked ... he's not dating Jennifer Lopez -- even though he himself stoked the coals.
Maksim was repeatedly seen with fitness model Alesya Bikeeva -- posing with her and later taking mirroring pics next to a jeep.
I Just Made a Fortune
Flipping My New Mansion
7/7/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ellen DeGeneres just flipped the amazing house she bought around New Year's -- after only living there a few months -- and the buyer was Napster co-founder Sean Parker ... who opened his wallet wide.
The Brody House -- yes, the place is so baller it has a name -- was sold to Parker for $55 million ... which means Ellen made a tidy $15 mil profit. She bought it for around $40 million. We're good at math.
We're told Parker approached Ellen and Portia late last month with the offer ... he went nuts over the famous house and Ellen's interior design. We're told even though she never intended to flip the house, she couldn't refuse a good deal. The escrow was all of 8 days. It closed last Thursday.
Ellen and Portia quickly snatched up the entire floor of a condo in Beverly West (fancy schmancy condo near Bev Hills) for $16 mil ... combining two units for new digs. But when they want real space, they'll go to their mega-estate is Santa Barbara.
We called their broker -- uber-real estate agent Kurt Rappaport -- but our calls weren't returned.
The rich get richer.
After She Dumps Hubby
7/7/2014 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
And they didn't live happily ever after ...
Sherri Shepherd put her dream house on the market a few weeks after she filed for divorce and a few weeks before she got the ax from "The View."
Sherri bought the house in 2012 ... when everything seemed good. She was rolling on "The View" and living seemingly happily with her husband Lamar Sally and her then 7-year-old son.
But things have deteriorated ... and Sherri put the house on the market for $1.725 Mill. She bought it for $1.737, but with real estate commissions and other expenses ... she'll be out of pocket some.
Sherri is now in a nuclear divorce. She and estranged hubby Lamar are expecting a child this month via surrogate, but as we reported Sherri does not want custody (it's not her egg) and she doesn't want to pay child support.
Lil Wayne SUED
Could Lose Big Part of Young Money
7/7/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lil Wayne's label could lose the firehose that promotes stars like Drake and Nicki Minaj among many others ... according to a new lawsuit.
Turns out before there was Young Money there was something called youngmoney.com -- a business specializing in helping young entrepreneurs manage and make money for more than a decade.
The suit claims the company that owned the website sold it to Wayne's Young Money label in 2011 for $600,000. But there were strings attached ... if Wayne's Young Money didn't make the payments on time, YM would forfeit the name youngmoney.com and it would go back to the seller.
Wayne's company hasn't paid the $250K balance it owes and is blatantly blowing off its obligation ... according to the lawsuit. So the seller is suing to get its domain name back.
We reached out to Wayne's Young Money. They had no comment.
'True Blood' Actress
A Divorced Werewolf In Hollywood
7/7/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"True Blood" werewolf Kelly Overton is biting the hand that feeds her -- her husband ... she's filed for divorce and wants spousal support.
Overton - who plays alpha female werewolf Rikki -- cites the usual irreconcilable differences, asking a judge to end her marriage to actor Judson Pearce Morgan.
It's not unexpected. According to legal docs, they've been separated since 2012.
Overton wants joint custody of their 3-year-old daughter, along with spousal support. It's interesting she's asking for support ... suggesting he makes more than her.
Divorce. It sucks.