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HBO Star Abby Ryder Fortson

Kid Can Count to 20,000 Every Week

... On Her Paychecks!

7/5/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0619-abby-ryder-fortson-getty-01Pint-sized Abby Ryder Fortson is making tons of dough while tearing up Hollywood … starring in 3 TV shows and making a superhero leap to the big screen.

TMZ has obtained little Abby’s HBO contract for “Togetherness.”

Here’s what the 7-YEAR-OLD is making -- $17,500 per episode for season one and with season two already in production, her pay is jumping up to $20,000 per episode. If the show keeps on rolling along for a 3rd season, she’ll get another 5% bump -- and that's just ONE of her jobs.

Abby's crushing the casting process ... also booking gigs on ABC’s “The Whispers,” Amazon’s “Transparent,” and the Marvel movie “Ant-Man.” We mentioned she's 7, right?

Mom and Dad are working actors too, but at this pace ... Abby will be handing them allowance soon.

Scott Disick

Kourtney 'Fuming' and 'Worried' ...

He's Hooking Up and Off the Wagon

7/4/2015 1:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0703-scott_disick_launch_3_akm-gsiKourtney Kardashian is telling friends she has no doubt ... Scott Disick is hooking up with the chick he was all handsy with in Monte Carlo, but she's also deeply worried he's lapsed and fallen back into substance abuse. 

Our sources say Kourtney believes the woman, celebrity stylist Chloe Bartoli, is an opportunist and taking advantage of Scott, whom Kourtney believes is getting wasted again. We're told she knows Chloe and, as we reported, Scott knows her as well ... they even dated.

Our sources say Kourtney's sisters have the same view as her and on Friday they all went from simmer to boil, targeting their anger at both Scott and Chloe. 

Kourtney hasn't made any decisions about the fate of her relationship with Scott, but we're told it's already in a "fragile state." 

Miley Cyrus

In Lust with Stella

7/4/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0702_Miley-and-Stella-Maxwell-hugging_wmMiley Cyrus and Victoria's Secret model Stella Maxwell are not pranking anyone ... they cannot keep their hands and lips off each other ... so say the people who hang with them.

Their make out session after a video shoot this week had a whiff of doubt that it was real, as opposed to something promotional for the new song. But people who were at the shoot tell us Miley and Stella were inseparable during the many hours it took to get the shots.  

They constantly kissed, caressed, held hands, and Stella got very comfortable on Miley's lap.

People who have been around them recently say the relationship is highly charged, not so much romantic as full-on lust. 

Short story ... it seems real.

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Plies 911 Caller

Imma Get My Shotgun ...

These Rastas Are Armed!!

7/4/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Plies nearly got sprayed with a real shotgun on his music video set -- but lucky for him, a 911 operator convinced an armed passerby to let cops handle what he wrongly thought was a hostage situation.

We got the 911 call made by the guy who mistook Plies' rap music video shoot for an armed standoff between a "white boy" and a bunch of black guys "with dreadlocks" and guns. 

You gotta hear the terrified caller yelling, "They gonna shoot this white boy!" ... right before offering to intervene with his own loaded shotgun!

As we reported ... cops quickly responded and discovered the guns weren't loaded, and the drama was all scripted. 

Michael Sam

Frustration In Locker Room

'He's Not My Favorite Teammate'

7/4/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0702_Michael-Sam_MOntreal-Alouette-logoMichael Sam's Montreal Alouettes teammates are sick and tired of the drama surrounding the defensive end ... with one player telling TMZ Sports, "He's not my favorite teammate right now."

Multiple sources tell us ... the players are viewing Sam as a "distraction" -- but nobody wants to say it out loud because they're afraid of a possible public backlash for criticizing him.  

But inside the Alouttes organization ... frustration is building -- especially with Sam recently leaving the team for 2 weeks on mysterious personal business

We're told by multiple sources that people WANT to like Sam -- and really do want to see him succeed -- but feel he's still not 100% focused on football. 

"He needs to leave his personal life off the field and just play football like he really wants it," one player tells us. 

"Hopefully he can turn it around and commit to the game because he really does have potential."

'Good Witch' Star Bailee Madison

15 and Flush with Cash

7/4/2015 12:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0623_Bailee-Madison_good_witch_gettyBailee Madison must have cast a spell on the creators of Hallmark Channel’s “Good Witch," because she stands to make a million bucks from the show.

TMZ took a gander at her minor’s contract and the 15-year-old is clearly the envy of her peers for playing the young witch. She made $30k per episode for the first season.

The next 4 years could set her up for life -- she can make $36,465 an episode by the 5th season.

Only 3 more years until she's free to blow the money on whatever her witchy heart desires.

Bobbi Kristina

Someone's Shopping Death Bed Photo

7/3/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0702-bobbi-kristina-getty-02It's pretty disgusting but also not unexpected ... someone is shopping a pic of Bobbi Kristina laying at death's door in a hospice. 

The photo was shopped to us ... we passed. It was taken earlier this week at the facility outside of Atlanta. A woman is hovering over Bobbi Kristina in the photo ... we're told it's a family member. 

As for who shot the photo ... we're told it's "an extended family member."

The pic is being shopped to multiple magazines and websites, and we're told there's interest.

Shia LaBeouf

Yeehaw!!! Do-Si-Do

In Hotel USA Parking Lot

7/3/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Shia LaBeouf's love for the red, white and blue is deeper than you think. We got him line dancing to liberal country rocker Steve Earle in a Stay Hotel USA parking lot, in rural South Dakota.

LaBeouf has been popping up all over the Black Hills and Badlands, where he’s filming “American Honey.” The most recent sighting saw LaBeouf and his film crew working off breakfast with a good 'ol American foot stomp to “Copperhead Road” before heading to set

Earle's anthem inspired a dance craze after it was released in 1988 ... and clearly it's still going strong.

'The Bachelorette' Producers

We Love Sex on the Show!!!

7/3/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0702-kaitlyn-nick-bachelorette-getty-01Kaitlyn Bristowe and Nick Viall apparently were the wet dreams of "The Bachelorette" producers ... they were drooling to make a story line out of the sexual tryst, but the other guys wouldn't bite. 

Sources connected with the show tell TMZ, some of the contestants definitely knew Kaitlyn and Nick had sex. We're told producers did everything they could to goose those contestants into talking about it and making it a big deal.

Now here's the rub. The contestants wouldn't bite. We're told they all knew producers wanted to make it a story line and a source of conflict, but they felt if they did that it would help Nick and therefore hurt them.

The show has still not squarely addressed the liaison. 

John Elway

Dominates Fancy Golf Tourney

... Take THAT, Billy Bush!

7/3/2015 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0701-john-elway-instagram-01John Elway still has it ... and he proved this past weekend by crushing his celebrity competition at a super fancy golf tourney event in Bel-Air ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Elway paired up with golfer J.J. Dudum for a special tournament at the Bel-Air Country Club last weekend ... where they faced off against other stars like Billy Bush, ex-NBC honcho Ben Silverman and fashion mogul Mossimo Giannulli

Fun Fact -- Mossimo (the guy behind the Mossimo fashion line) is married to "Full House" star Lori Loughlin. 

The good news for Elway ... he beat all of their brains out -- and people at the tourney tell us EVERYONE was impressed with the NFL legend's skills on the links. 

At the end of the tourney, Elway and Dudum won the whole thing and #7 got himself another trophy for the case. 

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Shaq

Smashes Tee Shot Into Fan...

Apologizes With Hug

7/2/2015 3:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Shaq may not drive it straight, but he hits it hard ... a lesson a golf fan learned the hard way Wednesday ... telling TMZ Sports the NBA legend smashed a tee shot directly into his shoulder at a golf tourney.

Big Aristotle let it rip at the 8th hole of the Greenbrier Classic Pro-Am in West Virginia ... and shanked a line drive into a spectator -- Mike Cunningham -- who attended the tourney to see O'Neal. 

"Shaq rolled up in his golf cart and asked who he hit," Cunningham tells us, "He walked up to me and asked to give me a hug."

The fan says Shaq apologized several times ... and the two hugged it out. 

"He was totally cool."

So, what does it feel like to be hit by a ball from a MASSIVE 7'1", 330+ lb. person?

"It didn't feel good."

Worth it though for a cool moment from one of his favorite athletes of all time.  

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Kendrick Lamar

Geraldo's Twisting My Message ...

I'm About Hope, Not Violence

7/2/2015 2:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Kendrick Lamar is firing back at his critics ... telling us they're using his BET Awards performance to stir up fake controversy -- instead of focusing on the real message of his new hit song, "Alright."

Kendrick squarely responded to pundits, like Geraldo Rivera ... when he came on TMZ Live on Thursday. He opened the BETs by rapping on top of a vandalized police car -- and Geraldo accused him, and all hip-hop, of hurting black youths more than helping.  

Check it out ... 'cause Kendrick didn't pull any punches. His point -- the cop car was just a side dish, the real meat of his performance was giving people hope. 

For what it's worth ... the "Alright" music video is pretty badass.  

Chris Brown's Baby Mama

Money's Not the Issue ...

He's Pissed Royalty's with His Mom

7/2/2015 2:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0702_nia_guzman_chris_brown_instagram_TMZChris Brown had a $10k agreement in place with his baby mama, Nia Guzman … but when she shipped little Royalty off to hang with Chris' mom, he cut her off. 

Sources close to Nia tell TMZ ... Royalty's parents finally came to an agreement on child support ... settling on $10k per month from CB, starting July 1. As we reported, Chris' camp said Nia initially wanted $15k, but he only wanted to pay $2,500.  

We’re told the new deal blew up though, when Daddy wanted Royalty this week -- but she was already hanging with grandma in Virginia. Since relations between Chris and his mom have been bad for years now ... our sources say Chris got pissed.   

We're told Nia's claiming this is the first time she's ever denied Chris visitation, but looks like once was enough. We broke the story ... Chris is filing to establish paternity in court, so a judge can settle their child support and custody issues. 

According our sources, Nia never wanted to go to court because she didn’t want to seem like a gold digger. 

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