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Katherine Jackson Back in L.A. Under Heavy Biological Guard

3/30/2017 6:12 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Katherine Jackson is back in Los Angeles, and one of the kids Trent believes is masterminding the court case against him almost gymnastically shielded her from questions about the family war.

TMZ broke the story ... Katherine headed back to L.A. from London after a judge essentially ruled her case against Trent couldn't go forward without her present in court.

Katherine's daughter, Rebbie, blocked our photog who was asking about Katherine's allegations that Trent stole from her and abused her ... something he denies.

Trent believes Rebbie and Jermaine Jackson are manipulating Katherine into going against Trent, although the endgame isn't clear.

We're told Trent is willing to walk away from the whole thing, so it's unclear why the case is pressing forward.  

Our sources say the 86-year-old will be seeing doctors ... and it's certainly possible her lawyer could ask the judge at the next hearing to keep her off the stand because of her age and health.

Blac Chyna At War with Rob & Tyga They're Tag Teaming Me

3/30/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0329-blac-chyna-tyga-rob-kardashian-tmzBlac Chyna's on the attack against Tyga because she thinks baby daddy #1 is teaming up with #2 -- Rob Kardashian -- to spread lies about her.

Sources close to the family tell TMZ ... Chyna went off after she heard Tyga's telling people she wants to kiss, make up and get back together with him -- a news flash that came from Rob.

We're told Chyna got pissed because she hardly talks to Tyga, and had only reached out to him recently to demand he pay King's nannies -- even though they'd normally do that on their own.

Other sources tell us Tyga misinterpreted the call from Chyna, and thought she wanted to talk about more than co-parenting ... something he shared with his new bff, Rob. We're told the guys have gotten tight ever since BC and Rob broke up.

The problem's obvious -- Rob and Tyga talk ABOUT Chyna, but Rob's also talking TO Chyna about all of it ... according to our sources.

Y'know the saying: Loose lips sink relationships with baby mamas.

Robin Thicke, Paula Patton On Verge of Custody Settlement

3/30/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0329_robin_thicke_and_son_MEGA-swipeRobin Thicke and Paula Patton are on the verge of reaching a settlement in their custody war over 6-year-old son Julian, and their new peace treaty has come close to normalizing the family.

Sources familiar with the situation tell us, Paula has agreed to give Robin significant time with their son. We're told both Robin and Paula saw the light and realized their battle was taking an emotional toll on Julian, so they agreed to work toward a settlement.

There's a catch. The L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services has an open case after Julian complained to teachers at his school Robin was using excessive corporal punishment ... something Robin has denied.

As we reported, Julian had become fearful of Robin, but in the last few weeks they have been spending an increasing amount of time together -- especially since Paula has been out of town filming -- and we're told the boy is now "comfortable" with his dad.

We're told the settlement should be signed in about a week. The deal was supposed to be sealed last weekend, but some issues popped up they're still hashing out, but we're told they won't torpedo the settlement.

As for Robin and Paula ... the divorce is in the process of becoming finalized.  

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Mischa Barton I Couldn't Escape Emotional Abuse From Sex Tape Partner

3/30/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mischa Barton is ripping the ex-bf behind the sex tape that's being shopped around, and says he's more interested in destroying her emotionally than financially.

Mischa went on 'Dr. Phil' and revealed the exact moment she found out about the tape. As she's said ... the guy responsible is someone she used to love, but she told Phil she desperately tried to distance herself from him after finding out about the secret recording. It didn't work.

The episode airs Monday, and Mischa will also talk about that bizarre incident in her backyard, where she claimed she was slipped "a cocktail of drugs."

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LeBron's Biz Honcho Masked Man Attempts Break-In At Hollywood Hills Pad

3/30/2017 12:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0328-lebron-james-maverick-carter-getty-01Maverick Carter, the guy who helped LeBron James score a fortune with Nike, nearly got his own loot jacked in a burglary ... TMZ Sports has learned.

LBJ's honcho of all business deals has a crib in the Hollywood Hills, naturally, and got an unwanted visitor on March 22. According to law enforcement sources ... Maverick heard a sound outside his home around 2:30 AM and flipped on his exterior lights.

He didn't see anything, but called police anyway ... just to be sure.

We're told LAPD officers didn't find any signs of a break-in and left -- but in the morning, Maverick reviewed his surveillance video, and BAM ... there he was. Clear as day, Maverick could see a man in a black ski mask skulking around his property and trying to open doors.

The attempted robber bolted when the lights came on. We're told police have seen the video and are investigating ... and Maverick narrowly avoids joining Emmy Rossum, Nick Young, Jaime Pressly, Alanis Morissette and Kendall Jenner ... on the list of celeb burglary victims.

'Dance Moms' Star I Followed Abby Out ... Dances Got Way Too Sexy

3/30/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ashlee Allen followed Abby Lee Miller's lead and left "Dance Moms"  -- but for a totally different reason ... she wasn't down with the show trying to sex things up with the kids.

We spoke to the now-former dance mom, and she told us -- first and foremost -- the Lifetime show will never be the same without Abby at the helm. 

Then she lays it on us ... "Dance Moms" producers have apparently been pushing for sexier dance routines, which Ashlee says was too much for her and her teen daughter, Brynn

Abby didn't mention anything about this specifically in her public bow out this week. Instead, she cited "being manipulated, disrespected, and used - day in and day out" by male showrunners.

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There's footage of the dance number that set Ashlee off ... and it's pretty racy for 14, 15 and 16-year-olds. We've reached out to "Dance Moms" brass ... so far, no word back.

John Elway Kaepernick's Not Being Blackballed

3/30/2017 12:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

John Elway says he does NOT believe Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed by the NFL over his national anthem protests ... but says he's not really sure if the QB can still compete in the league. 

John and his smokin' hot wife Paige (a former Oakland Raiders cheerleader!) were in D.C. when we asked why he thought the ex-49ers quarterback is still unemployed. 

Elway is the GM and executive vice president of football operations for the Denver Broncos -- a team that could use a QB right now -- but when it comes to Kaep, Elway says he hasn't been studying up. 

When we asked if Kaep could still play, John replied -- "I don't know. I haven't been close enough to him to be able to tell."

Of course, Colin is currently unemployed and some believe he could end up in Denver ... if John decides he's worth a look. 

Post Malone My '92 Explorer's Now a Certified $75k Texas Slab!

3/30/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

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Post Malone got an old Ford Explorer swagged out, and the sick job upped the formerly beat-up SUV's value by at least $73,000!

Sources connected to the makeover tell us Post had the idea to customize a '92 Explorer ... so he bought one for $1700, and sent it over to West Coast Customs to make it happen.

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We're told it took 6-8 weeks to add new lambo-style doors, candy custom body paint, 26" wheels and tires with spinner rims. Post calls it his "Texas Slab" to honor his Houston roots.

Fun Fact: "Slab" stands for vehicles that are slow, low and banging.

The new whip will definitely be banging ... based on the massive speakers WCC installed.

Post's baby will be featured on an upcoming episode of the reality show "Inside West Coast Customs" on Velocity. 

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Adult Swim Sued Thou Hath Jacked My 'Black Jesus'

3/29/2017 6:58 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0329_black_jesus_cartoon_network"Black Jesus" on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim is an impostor of the original black Jesus -- the one created by an author in 1999 (not the Bethlehem one) ... according to a new suit.

New York author Saint Solomon says "Black Jesus" -- the live action comedy on TV -- picks up where his short story titled "Thank You, Jesus" left off. He says the TV character is just like the protagonist in his story -- black, homeless, and named Jesus.

In his lawsuit, Solomon says his story ends with his Jesus being kicked out of the house to go live on the streets, and he believes episode 1 of "Black Jesus" picks up the tale 15 years later.

According to the docs ... there are other similarities, like the fact TV Black Jesus has a friend who is always trying to get rich quick, just like in the short story. And both Black Jesuses dress the same, curse a lot and drink booze.

Can we get an Amen?

Solomon's suing Adult Swim for ripping off his idea ... and wants more than $75 million to make it right.

Le'Veon Bell My Music's As Good as Drake, Rick Ross & Future

3/29/2017 4:49 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Big day for Le'Veon Bell ... whose brand new rap album "Post Interview" cracked the iTunes Top 10 Hip-Hop charts today -- and the NFL star tells us he thinks his rhyme skills are on par with the best in the game.  

The Steelers running back joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs tonight on FS1) and says he's HONORED to be on the same list as guys like Drake, Rick Ross and Future. 

In fact, Bell says he strongly believes he's just as talented as them ... adding, "my music is just as good as those guys." 

No question Bell's poppin' right now ... his single "Shrimp Bayless" has almost 1 million plays on his SoundCloud page. 

And get this ... he's also getting ready to drop a new single featuring Snoop -- and says it's straight fire. 

Stay tuned for that one. 

'Making History' Star Busted for Pot and Coke

3/29/2017 2:11 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

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Adam Pally was busted in NYC Tuesday night for smoking marijuana from an E-Cig, and carrying a tiny baggie of cocaine ... TMZ has learned.

The "Making History" and 'Mindy Project' star allegedly took a rip on West 48th Street in Hell's Kitchen ... cops patrolling the 'hood caught a whiff and cited him for misdemeanor drug possession ... according to law enforcement sources.

When officers patted down Adam ... we're told they found the baggie of blow, and hit him with another misdemeanor charge. He was issued a ticket to appear before a judge within 30 days.

We haven't heard back from Adam's reps.

Keshia Knight Pulliam Divorce Ed's GF Asked About Miscarriage Drugs ... Friend Testifies

3/29/2017 1:34 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0329-ed-hartwell-keshia-knight-pulliam-getty-01A friend of Keshia Knight Pulliam's estranged husband says Ed Hartwell's girlfriend made an ominous request about something to "cause a miscarriage" during Keshia's pregnancy.

The friend, Damia Ward-Henley, made the revelation in new court docs filed by Keshia in her divorce case. Damia describes herself as a friend of Ed and Tonya Carroll ... who she says Ed started dating while he was still married to Keshia. According to the docs, Damia says Tonya found out Keshia was pregnant in June 2016, and was very upset because she wanted Ed to leave Keshia.

In the docs, Damia says Tonya told her "she wanted to get something that would cause someone to have a miscarriage." Damia says she shot down the request and told Tonya and Ed to break off their adulterous relationship.

Keshia also filed docs saying she's worried Ed -- an ex-NFL player -- is unfit to care for their 2-month-old daughter because she's seen him take OxyContin. She says Ed testified in a lawsuit with the NFL that he's suffering severe physical and mental problems, and needs to take many drugs to cope.

She wants a court-appointed guardian to evaluate his parental fitness.

Katherine Jackson Flies Back to U.S. for Courtroom Showdown with Nephew

3/29/2017 12:47 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0328_katherine_jackson_tmzKatherine Jackson hopped a flight from London to L.A. to make sure she's in court for her elder abuse case against Trent Jackson ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected to the Jacksons tell us Katherine jetted back because the judge has said her lawsuit against Trent -- her nephew and longtime caretaker -- would be thrown out of court if she wasn't present to testify. A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.

We're told Trent believes Katherine jetted back, ending her nearly 2 month stay with Janet Jackson, because Jermaine Jackson and other siblings are in her ear ... pumping her up to go full bore against Trent in court.

However, sources connected to Trent tell us he's ready and willing to walk away, literally, if that's what Katherine wants -- even though he's done nothing but care for her for years. That's the odd twist.

If he's prepared to wave the white flag, why go to war in court? We're told Trent thinks some of Katherine's children are pushing her to go forward because they believe it will help them gain control of the estate.

Doesn't really make sense, but something's clearly up for Katherine to rush back to L.A. for court.

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