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Sherri Shepherd

Settles Divorce

Rolls Over on Child Support, Sorta

7/1/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0630_sherri_shepherd_lamar_sally_tmzSherri Shepherd's nasty divorce and custody battle is finally over ... and stunningly, she has agreed to pay child support for the kid she disavowed from birth ... but with a catch.

Our sources say, Sherri and estranged hubby Lamar Sally have struck a settlement agreement in which the ex-'View' co-host will pay $4,100 a month in child support. The monthly obligation increases to $4,600 when the kid turns 13.  

Remember, Sherri fought Lamar tooth and nail in court, claiming he defrauded her into getting a surrogate to carry a baby for the purpose of getting child support.

Now for the catch. According to the settlement agreement, Sherri is allowed to pursue her fraud claim and if the appeals court rules in her favor, her child support obligations will disappear. 

And there's a Sofia Vergara twist ... the couple has embryos in storage and Sherri wants them destroyed. Lamar is undecided. According to the settlement, if Lamar chooses to bring the embryos to term, Sherri will not have to pay child support.

Sherri's not walking away completely empty-handed ... she'll get to hold onto the rights to her show, "Funny Mothers" which is currently in development.

Lil Wayne

My 15 Minutes Of Fame

Will Cost Clubs A Fortune

7/1/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0630_lil_wayne_tmzLil Wayne will perform at your club for $110,000 … for a 15 minute/5 song set.

We got a hold of Weezy’s contract and rider for his upcoming club gigs.

In addition to the loot, he demands an artist section big enough for Wayne's 20-plus entourage, stocked with 10 bottles of Dom Perignon, 5 Cirocs and 3 D’usse bottles at least 10 minutes prior to his arrival.  

And with a history of being shot at, it's no surprise he demands 2 security guards on either end of his booth.

Not bad for 15 minutes ... kinda makes you want to quit your day job. 

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner

Getting Divorced

6/30/2015 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0630_BEN_AFFLECK_JENNIFER_GARNER_TMZ_2Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are ending their 10 year marriage ... TMZ has learned.

We're told the couple, whose anniversary was yesterday, will file for divorce.

Although they will file for divorce, it won't be done immediately. They are working things out with a mediator and business managers, sources tell TMZ. The divorce will be filed when all of the property and custody issues are resolved. 

We're told the divorce is amicable and Ben and Jen will share joint custody of their 3 children, ranging in ages from 3 to 9.

The couple says, "After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce. We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time. This will be our only comment on this private family matter. Thank you for understanding."

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NHL's Mike Richards

NHL Notified About Oxycodone Drama

... At Canadian Border

6/30/2015 3:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0630-mike-richards-GETTY-01NHL officials have been notified that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police investigation into ex-L.A. Kings player Mike Richards involves the prescription drug oxycodone ... multiple sources tell TMZ Sports

Our sources say Richards was stopped while crossing from the United States into Canada on June 17th ... and we're told he was questioned about oxycodone pills, a powerful painkiller. 

For the record, Richards has NOT been charged with a crime.   

However, he has since been cut from the team for "a material breach of the requirements of his Standard Player's Contract."

We reached out to Richards' agent for comment multiple times but haven't heard back. Canadian officials refused to comment, citing privacy laws.   

But a rep for the NHL Players Association tells us, "We are in the process of reviewing the facts and circumstances of this matter, and will discuss the situation with the player in order to determine the appropriate course of action." 

A-Rod Ball Guy

Getting 'Scary' Threats

'Cause I Won't Return Ball

6/30/2015 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0630_zack_hample_gettyZack Hample ... the guy who caught A-Rod's 3,000th hit ... tells TMZ Sports that since snagging the lucky ball he's been dogged by people making "scary" threats for him to return the ball to the Yankees stud.

Hample ... a notorious ball hawk who actually writes a blog on how to catch dingers ... says some fans want him to return the ball so badly that they are filling up his inboxes with dangerous talk.

"I try to disregard it, but when some people make personal threats and say things, it's scary."

Zack also tells us he adamantly refutes the rumors that he knocked over kids and old ladies to get the ball ... saying Internet haters are spreading the lies to smear his name. 

"What I do, is totally respectful, and done with the utmost care. It's all lies."

Hample still hasn't made up his mind about what to do with the rock just yet -- despite yet another offer from the Yankees -- but he says he doesn't understand why people are giving him a hard time.

"No one has a problem with A-Rod making like $20 or 30 million a year, but when some dude catches a baseball he's supposed to just hand it over to the rich guy."

Miss USA

We're Beggin' NBC

Save The Sash!!!

6/30/2015 11:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0630-donald-trump-nbc-miss-usa-TMZ-01Miss USA organizers are trying to entice NBC to reverse their decision to ax the pageant, with the help of 51 beautiful women. 

Sources who run the pageant tell us, they're now scrambling to find a TV home just 2 weeks before the contest. They feel they shouldn't be painted with the same brush as Donald Trump, even though he has a majority stake in the pageant.

So executives who run Miss USA day-to-day are starting a petition, asking everyone associated with the pageant and others to send emails to NBC CEO Steve Burke.

The execs say they're between a rock and a hard place, because only Trump can try to cut a deal with another network, and he's made no such move. But the network has now orphaned the pageant so the only realistic option is for NBC to show mercy on the women who have no dog in Trump's fight.

The pageant people say they were blindsided by NBC's decision ... rehearsals are already underway and the girls are being fitted.   

Who knew 51 hot women would have trouble getting a date.

NeNe Leakes

Don't Count Me

Out of 'RHOA' Just Yet

6/30/2015 9:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0630-nene-leakes-tmz-01NeNe Leakes isn't done with "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" ... TMZ has learned producers want her to come back in a reduced role, and she's game.

Our sources say, although NeNe made it seem she was gone for good, the show's producers are still angling to have her appear periodically during the season.  

As we reported, NeNe bailed on the show because the money wasn't right. She's already committed to doing a primetime network sitcom, and the only way she'd continue on 'RHOA' was if they delivered a wheelbarrow full of cash ... to make the crushing workload worthwhile.

But our sources say NeNe is open to a part-time role on 'RHOA,' again if the money is right and it fits with her sitcom schedule.

We're told Bravo is absolutely interested, and the negotiations will begin soon.

Stay tuned.

Slim From 112

They Want to Strip Me

Of My 'Magic Mike' Royalties!

6/30/2015 8:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0630-slim-magic-mike-instagram-01"Magic Mike XXL" has been a dream come true for a huge '90s R&B group ... problem is, one of the lead singers isn't gonna see any of those dollar bills.

The group 112 is going to have a resu-erection with its song "Anywhere," which is featured in the flick. Now here's the rub. The lead singer, Slim, has filed for bankruptcy. It seems the official in charge of the case is a fan of the stripper film, because he's aware of Slim's involvement.

So the bankruptcy trustee has filed legal docs saying any profits Slim sees from the song or the movie must  be used to pay off his long list of creditors.  

Slim should tell the trustee to stuff it.

Paris Hilton

I'm Suing the

'Plane Crash' Pranksters

6/30/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Paris Hilton is telling business associates ... she will sue the people responsible for putting her on a plane that appeared to be in crash mode ... just to get a rise out of her. 

We're told Paris is furious over the stunt ... in which a TV crew got the pilot to pretend to shut down the engines in her plane, and then nose-dive to the ground. Paris says she was in mortal fear for her life ... something the video pretty clearly shows. 

Our sources say she's "totally freaked out" over flying anywhere ... something she's required to constantly do. She's already called her lawyers to find out who's responsible, and they told her she has a solid case for emotional distress.

Paris tells them she had absolutely no clue this was a prank ... she wasn't in on it. She also doesn't believe anyone in her camp was involved.

An Egyptian TV show host engineered the prank as they flew over Dubai.

And Paris says ... it was a lot worse than it looked on video. She says the plane almost hit the water during the dive and then steeply pulled out of the dive, almost doing a loop as it ascended.

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Drake

I'm a Part of Jenner-ation-X

6/30/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Drake is finally getting caught in the Kardashian web, dropping thousands while partying with Kendall Jenner and several friends at a London hotspot.

After headlining the Wireless Festival on Sunday, the rapper headed over to Chinawhite nightclub where he DJ'd and picked up the tab for fellow performer Kid Ink and 30 friends. Sources say the group included several famous Jenner pals -- Gigi Hadid, Joe Jonas, Rita Ora, and racers Lewis Hamilton and Tommy Hill.

We’re told they tore through at least 25 bottles of booze -- including champagne, vodka, tequila, and cognac and Drake took care of the bill … which came out to $15,000, plus an additional $1,000 for tip.

Kendall Jenner -- started very far from the bottom ... and is still no where near it. 

Stan Lee

Not Feeling Too Fantastic

... Calls 911

6/29/2015 3:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0629_stan-lee-tmzComic book legend Stan Lee was rushed to the hospital Sunday morning ... TMZ has learned.

According to our sources, the "X-Men" and "Fantastic Four" creator was taken from his Hollywood Hills home to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.  

The nature of the emergency is unclear ... he just said he didn't feel well.

It sounds like he's on the mend, because a rep for Lee tells TMZ he will be at the "Ant-Man" premiere in Hollywood Monday night.

The 92-year-old is also responsible for Spider-Man, The Hulk, Iron Man and Thor, among others.

Lee was fitted with a pacemaker in 2012.

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The Game

From Champagne Frenzy to Court in 5 Hours

6/29/2015 10:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The Game was dropping tens of thousands of dollars on champagne at 3 AM Monday, and appearing as a defendant in court 5 hours later ... and the judge could never tell. 

Game pled not guilty to felony criminal threat and misdemeanor assault, hours after dropping more than $40k on alcohol at Playhouse in Hollywood.  

The champagne-fueled event was a BET after-party Game and Chris Brown hosted. 

As we reported, Game is being charged for cracking Onyebuchi Awaji -- an off-duty cop -- with a sucker punch during a March pick-up basketball game. He claims it was self-defense.

Game's due back in court on July 30 ... we'll be checking for parties the night before. 

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Jahlil Okafor

Viral Sex Story Is B.S.

'Considering Legal Action'

6/29/2015 11:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0629-jahlil-okafor-GETTY-01NBA rookie Jahlil Okafor claims he's been targeted by an Internet "troll" -- who is spreading disgusting lies about a sexual encounter that NEVER happened ... and now he's taking action to shut her down. 

Social media exploded over the past 24 hours after someone claiming to be a woman named "Chanel" went to Twitter and posted a story about hooking up with Okafor ... complete with embarrassing details involving his junk and bedroom performance. 

But Okafor's camp tells TMZ Sports ... the story is "absolutely false" ... adding, Jahlil has never met the person and has no idea who she is. 

We're told Team Okafor has already contacted Twitter to get "Chanel" to take down the tweets. Okafor's team was told the tweets fall under Twitter's abuse policy ... especially posts where she threatens to leak nude pics ... and if she doesn't delete them, her account will be suspended. 

Okafor's camp says they have already kicked the matter over to their legal counsel and are considering their legal options moving forward. 

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