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Kanye West Now I've Got Time To Play Mansion Expansion

12/11/2016 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1209_kanye_west_home_cunstruction_tmz_x17Kanye West's recovery is giving him time to refocus on his true work of art -- the former mansion he and Kim are expanding into a mini-Versailles of the Valley. 

Sources close to Kanye tells us he's been working closely over the last week with contractors at the Hidden Hills, CA pad. The most recent project was expanding the master bedroom.

We're told 'Ye blew out an entire wall to add on a space that looks way bigger than the average NYC apartment -- and he's not done yet.

1210-kim-kanye-bdrm-addition-tmz-01We reported ... Kanye's currently making new music from a temporary studio in their Bel-Air home -- and we're told the new mega mansion is being prepped for installation of a fully equipped music lab.

As for the decor -- we know Yeezy's fond of Rick Owens' furniture, and you'll recall it was one of Rick's exhibits that drew him out in public this week. We're told there's a good chance 'Ye was window shopping for his huge new space.

Right now it's a just over 20,000 sq. ft and growing. It's unclear if the couple has a projected end date for construction.

Floyd Mayweather Vegas Nightclub Sues You KO'd Your Own Bday Party!

12/11/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1209-floyd-mayweather-tmz-02Floyd Mayweather was gonna make $35,000 for 90 minutes of work at a Vegas nightclub ... but blew it off because he didn't feel like leaving Europe ... this according to a new lawsuit. 

Mayweather's being sued by the SLS Hotel in Vegas -- which says they had a deal with Mayweather to host his 39th birthday party at their Foxtail Nightclub on February 20. 

All Floyd had to do was show up ... host the party and do the red carpet -- and bam, easy $35,000. 

The SLS says he even got half the money in advance. 

Problem is ... Floyd allegedly bailed at the last minute so he could "stay in Europe for his birthday."

Obviously, the club was pissed ... and demanded the advance back, which Floyd has allegedly refused to fork over.

The SLS is suing for the money back -- plus additional damages.

We reached out to Floyd for comment -- so far, no word back.

Lacey Von Erich I Was Forbidden To Date Wrestlers ... Too Many Drug Overdoses And Suicides

12/11/2016 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Lacey Von Erich -- part of the legendary Von Erich wrestling family -- says she was forbidden to date wrestlers by her family ... because the profession is riddled with drug addiction and suicide.

We got Lacey -- who's developing a female wrestling league with Hulk Hogan's daughter, Brooke -- and she talked to us about her childhood crush on The Rock ... pretty fun stuff.

Lacey then opened up why she's glad they did -- her father, Kerry, along with his brothers, Chris and Mike, committed suicide ... and her other uncle, David, died of a suspected drug overdose ... pretty rough stuff.

Apollo Nida 1st Pics of Fiancée From Prison Photo Shoot!

12/11/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1207-apollo-nida-married-in-jail-tmz-02Apollo Nida and his new chick celebrated their engagement by posing like a couple of kids at prom ... while he's doing hard time in a federal prison, and TMZ got the pics.

Nida slipped into his best prisoner khakis this past November during a visit from his gf-turned-fiancée -- and smiled for the camera in front of one of those backdrops you'd see at a photo studio. It's a service provided by the prison. Who knew?

As we reported, Apollo proposed to the mystery woman a few months ago. We're told 'RHOA' producers want to keep her name under wraps because she'll be part of the new season. She'll be on camera and he'll be on the phone, obviously.

1207-apollo-nida-married-in-jail-tmz-03One thing missing from the romantic shots -- an engagement ring.

Not to worry, we're told she went back for a visit last week, and this time she left with this non-sparkler, which appears to be a hair-tie/paper towel makeshift ring.

Imagine the insurance premium.

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Peter Gammons Don't Worry, Bryce Harper ... You're Gonna Get The $400 Million

12/11/2016 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Good news for Bryce Harper ... baseball expert Peter Gammons says someone will definitely pay the small fortune he wants ... telling TMZ Sports the owners have the money, and it's just a matter of who.

Harper is reportedly looking for RECORD dough in the form of a 10 year, $400 million deal ... a deal some say the Washington Nationals are hesitant to give him.

We got Peter Gammons -- a legendary MLB writer and analyst -- out in D.C. He said he's sure Harper is going to get his big-time guap ... and he had a GREAT reason why.

"The owners have an 11 billion dollar industry ... somebody will give it to him."

So start picking an island to buy, Bryce ...

Jerry Heller Nephew Wants to Breathe New Life Into N.W.A. Suit

12/11/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1208_jerry_heller_soc_tmzJerry Heller's nephew wants a judge to let him create and run an estate for his late uncle ... purely for the purpose of taking down Ice Cube and Dr. Dre in court.

Lawyers for Terry Heller filed docs Tuesday asking he be named executor of Jerry's will -- all because he plans to pursue the defamation suit against everyone behind "Straight Outta Compton."

Sources close to Terry tell TMZ ... all of Jerry's assets were already put into a private trust before his death, and the only reason he's doing this is to change the name of the plaintiff from Jerry to Jerry's estate ... 'cause dead guys can't sue.

You'll recall ... Jerry sued Dre, Cube and other producers of 'Compton' for $110 mil last year, claiming the film falsely made him look like "the bad guy." A judge has tossed most of the case since then, but there's still 2 questionable scenes on the table.

Looks like Jerry's fight to defend his name will live on ... even after him.

Swedish House Mafia Nanny Sues DJ and Wife ... I Was Your Slave in Sweden!!

12/11/2016 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1206-steve-isabella-tmz-instagramOne of the guys from Swedish House Mafia tricked a nanny into moving to Sweden and treated her like "human chattel" before firing her ... if you buy the nanny's account in a lawsuit.

SHM founding member Steve Angello and his wife, Isabel Adrian, hired the nanny for $50k/year and convinced her to leave L.A. and relocate to Sweden with the family ... according to docs.

The nanny says she was promised her schedule and workload caring for the couple's 2 daughters would remain the same, but things were very different in the land of Ikea. In the suit, she describes putting in 24 hour days the first 3 weeks, and living in a single hotel room with the kids.

According to the suit ... the nanny spoke up for herself after a month, and was promptly fired for complaining. She's suing the couple for lying about job duties, failing to pay overtime and wrongful termination. 

We reached out to the couple, but haven't heard back.

Jared Leto Fire Trucks Race To Hollywood Hills Home

12/10/2016 9:58 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1209_jared-leto-house_tmz_wmOne of Jared Leto's L.A. homes was the scene of a panic Friday evening that had firefighters searching the grounds. 

LAFD says it got a call to the residence in Laurel Canyon because someone smelled smoke. We're told everyone inside the house had been evacuated by the time firefighters arrived and started going through the 50,000 sq. ft complex.

Good news for Jared -- who was home at the time, we're told -- firefighters found nothing burning.  

No fire. No damage. No messy insurance claims. Win-win-win.

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DeAndre Jordan Emotional Custody War Over 1-Year-old Son

12/10/2016 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1209-deandre-jordan-tmz-01DeAndre Jordan was a very happy man on Friday after being awarded joint custody of his 1-year-old son ... the latest in a custody war with his baby mama.

TMZ Sports has learned ... the Clippers superstar appeared in a Ventura County courtroom with his attorney, Disso Queen Laura Wasser, early Friday morning where he was battling to get overnight visits with his kid.

DJ's baby mama, who also appeared in court with her lawyer, Leon F. Bennett, is pushing for sole legal and physical custody -- and DJ is fighting back arguing that he wants to be an active parent and have a major role in his child's life.

We're told the judge ordered joint custody for now -- with overnights -- and told both parents they may NOT have drugs or alcohol 8 hours before their time with the kid and must remain sober while the child is in their care.

However, sources close to the baby mama say DJ will only have about 2 overnight visits per month.

DJ was extremely emotional during the hearing and even broke down in tears at one point. We're told he's very happy with Friday's results.

The case is due back in court in March.

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Ivanka Trump Secret Service Nabs Accused Stalker Near Trump Tower

12/10/2016 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1209-ivanka-trump-tmzIvanka Trump's alleged stalker was only a block away from her family's home base, Trump Tower, when Secret Service swooped in and apprehended him ... TMZ has learned.

Justin Massler -- who did 6 months for aggravated harassment of Donald Trump's daughter in 2012 -- fled a Nevada mental health facility late last month, according to police. Sources with direct knowledge of the case tell us Massler popped up in NYC a few days later, and his brother -- who lives in the city -- booked him a hotel room.

We're told the hotel happened to be just a block away from Trump Tower. Our sources say once Secret Service got wind Massler was in NYC, agents swooped in and arrested him at the hotel on Nov. 29. He was transferred to Bellevue Hospital, and is still there. He hasn't been booked yet. Massler is still on probation from his harassment sentence. 

Ivanka once got a restraining order against Justin, so the Secret Service would be well aware of the potential threat ... especially after he fled Nevada.

Massler's allegedly harassed other people as well. Casting director Lenora Claire has a restraining order against him, and she's going to be profiled on a "48 Hours" segment about stalking crimes.

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Kardashian Sisters to Blac Chyna Marrying Rob Won't Get You A Pass To Profit Off Our Name

12/10/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1209-kardashians-blac-chyna-tmz-instagram-2Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian are sticking to their guns when it comes to stopping Blac Chyna from the family name -- and neither marriage nor their mom will change that.

Sources close to the sisters tell us they will not withdraw their opposition to Chyna's application to trademark "Angela Renee Kardashian" -- despite Chyna's side saying there's no legal war brewing.

As we told you, BC sources say Kris Jenner reached out and promised to call off the lawyers. But our K sis sources say that's not how they feel about it. We're told it's nothing personal against BC, just biz -- they feel adding an extra woman to the roster will dilute the brand they've worked so hard to build. 

We're told they think it's odd Chyna didn't move for a trademark when she was with Tyga -- although that's kinda apples and oranges. $1 if you know his last name.

Our sources close to Kris say the conversation those close to Chyna alleged the two had to smooth things over never even took place. 

On a personal level, we're told everyone in the fam is getting along well with Chyna since the birth of Dream. Still, business is business and our sources say the sisters' lawyers have made several attempts to negotiate ... but Chyna's team's gone radio silent.

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'Harry Potter' Star Hogwarts Hunk Gettin' Hitched No Love Potion Needed!!

12/10/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1208_angela_jones_instagramMatthew Lewis had already transformed from nerdy Neville Longbottom to a Hollywood hottie, and now his life's about to change even more -- the 'Harry Potter' star is engaged.

Lewis popped the question to Angela Jones last month, and she said yes to being his real-life Hannah Abbott. We're told Angela's an event planner at Universal Studios in Orlando, which is where she met Matt ... at a Wizarding World event in January.

The engagement went down in Paris -- très romantique.

This will be Matt's first marriage, and Angela's second. BTW, she just got divorced in July.

Pretty impressive for an old Gryffindork.

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Apollo Nida Not So Fast, Phaedra ... Your Divorce Docs Are Wack!

12/10/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1209-apollo-phaedra-tmz-2Apollo Nida refuses to accept his divorce from Phaedra Parks is a done deal, and his reason -- spelling counts.

Apollo points out his ex's legal name is Phaedra Parks Nida, but in her divorce docs it's spelled "Nita" -- ditto for the spelling of his name in those docs.

He's now filed a motion to vacate her divorce, but not only due to the typos. In the motion, obtained by TMZ, Apollo says the 'RHOA' star took advantage of the fact he's in prison. He says there was a final hearing in July, but he was never notified of it ... and therefore, the divorce should be thrown out.

TMZ broke the story ... Phaedra's unsealed docs appear to back her claim she's been single since July, but if a judge buys Apollo's side of the story ... they could be back to square one.

Let's not forget ... Apollo filed his own divorce docs.

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