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Khloe and Lamar

Not Ready for Divorce

The Door's Open a Crack

4/27/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are NOT ready to divorce ... in fact, they're secretly talking.

Sources connected to both Khloe and Lamar tell TMZ, the 2 of them are not romantic and are not talking reconciliation, but they don't want to close the door on the marriage either. That explains why Khloe's divorce has been laying dormant in the courts for more than a year ... the judge has even said if she doesn't s*** or get off the pot, he'll dismiss it.

Our Lamar sources says there's bad blood on both sides.  It's not as if he's begging her to reconcile ... he feels betrayed by Khloe as well. The Lamar sources say she's told him he has to make some sort of "grand gesture" before they can go the next step, and so far he's not willing to do it.

For her part, we're told she has "a big heart" and doesn't want to hurt him by sealing the deal on the divorce.  But it's more than just mercy ... we're told she still has feelings for him.

0422-khloe-kardashian-lo-tattoo-instagram-01As for the pic Khloe posted showing her "LO" tattoo on a gearshift ... we're told it's not a sign she's going back with Lamar ... she just digs her new Bentley.

Ariana Grande

My Bizarre Obsessed Fan

Won't Go Away!

4/27/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0424-ariana-grande-PCN-01Ariana Grande got a big scare at a concert after an obsessed fan with a bizarre history showed up, demanding a face-to-face with the singer.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, they were on alert for Timothy Normandin when Grande performed last month in Connecticut. There was good reason to have the heads up.

Normandin has had multiple run-ins with Ariana. He sent her various gifts, including a 42.5 pound pumpkin. He once showed up at her record company in a Santa suitThat stunt got him placed on a psych hold.

He was arrested at the concert venue for criminal trespass and released on a $5,000 bond.

Scary times for big stars.

Madonna

Eyes Fresh Young Meat ...

And He's Down to Bang

4/27/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Madonna Male Model

Madonna tried to holla at a hot shirtless male model -- who's 33 years younger than her -- but proving she' still got game ... we found out the guy's willing to give her a ride! 

The model's name is Andrea Denver -- and his bod is definitely worthy of Madge's Instagram, which included the caption: "8 pac!! Hell to the yeah!!!" She threw in a bunch of heart emojis too ... which might come off as kinda thirsty, except for the fact Andrea's totally down.  

Sources close to Andrea tell us he saw the IG and his reaction was, "I'd definitely go on a date with her." Taking a page out of Drake's playbook ... we're told Andrea also gushed the 56-year-old is "really attractive" -- and he's always been a big fan.

0424-SUB-madonna-adrea-denver-INSTAGRAM-01Madonna and Andrea have never met, but according to our sources ... he's excited there's now a chance. He's hoping she follows through and hooks it up. 

As for the fact she could be his mother -- we're told Andrea says age doesn't scare him. 

#MILFpower

'Baywatch' Star Nicole Eggert

Staying Afloat ...

Sells Mansion To Pay Massive Debt

4/27/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Nicole Eggert HomeFormer "Baywatch" babe Nicole Eggert is drowning in debt ... but a bankruptcy court judge just threw her a huge lifeline and green lit the sale of her mansion to pay off mounting bills.

According to real estate sources Nicole unloaded her 3 bed/2/bath 9,016 sq. ft. Studio City home for a cool $1.15 mil. Most of that is going toward the $805k she still owes on the house she originally snagged for $835k. 

In 2013 Eggert filed for bankruptcy and this year she asked a judge to let her to sell off the pad to cover her debt and get a fresh start. She got the thumbs up on April 8th and sold a few days later.

Blac Chyna

Tyga's Been After My Ass FOR MONTHS

4/26/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0424-blac-chyna-butt-crack-instagram-01Blac Chyna says Tyga didn't just text her out of the blue this week trying to get back with her ... she says he's been making that play for 7 months.

Sources connected with Blac Chyna tell TMZ ... the text -- in which he said "I want to be with u" -- was the last in a flurry of texts, conversations and private face-to-face meetings in which he made his play to reconcile their relationship.

Sources close to Chyna says she never believed he was physically with Kylie Jenner -- partly because she's 17, and partly because they were all neighbors and close to the Kardashian family.  She says she believed Tyga when he called out the media for suggesting he was dating Kylie, but doesn't believe it anymore.

Blac Chyna posted Tyga's texts out of anger, but she claims she wants nothing to do with him anymore. It's complicated by the fact that they have a kid together.

As for Tyga, he has never said he's with Kylie and in the past has denied it ... but he's recently insinuated it, and even put it in writing.

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John Larroquette

Alleged Crash Victim ...

His Insurance Co. Is Screwing Me

4/26/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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John Larroquette Crash Victim"Night Court" star John Larroquette was involved in a brutal car accident that severely injured a reality TV star, who claims he can't get no satisfaction ... from John or his insurance company. 

The alleged victim is Joe Meinwieser -- a tattoo artist on Oxygen's "Tattoos After Dark" -- and his list of injuries are horrific: broken ribs, fractured spine, fractured hand, and loss of half his kidney.

Meinwieser claims Larroquette made an illegal turn out of a Venice, CA parking lot in December -- smashing into him and his motorcycle. 

0423-sub-joe-meinswieser-twitter-01Police investigated, and law enforcement sources tell us it's unlikely JL will face criminal charges.

That's not sitting well with Joe -- who claims Larroquette promised to cover his medical expenses ... but the actor's insurance company won't pay up. He says he can't work, and his unpaid medical bills are mounting. 

Unclear if Larroquette is aware of Meinwieser's situation. We've made multiple attempts to contact him, but his people aren't responding. Joe says his next move will be a lawsuit.

Darius McCrary

My Son's Paralyzed with Fear

Claims He's Being Abused

4/26/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Darius McCrary Son AbusedDarius McCrary refused to return his son to his baby mama because he claims the boy has been abused by his stepdad, but he lost the fight and the boy is hysterical with fear.

We're told everything unraveled last week at LAX, when he was putting his 7-year-old boy on a Michigan-bound plane to return to his mom.  The boy had a tantrum and cops were called.

According to the police report, McCrary told officers the boy was terrified to return home because his stepfather had physically abused him back in January.  Cops then spoke with to the boy and got the same story. 

Cops got the message and allowed Darius to leave the airport with his son.  The Dept. of Children and Family Services was notified, and that triggered a court battle.

Darius tried to convince an L.A. County judge to award him full custody, but the judge decided the case could only be handled by the Michigan courts and the kid had to be returned to his mom.

So Friday afternoon, Darius met the baby mama at the Hollywood Police Station and handed off their son, who became an emotional wreck.

Darius plans to carry on the fight in Michigan.

We've reached out to the baby mama's attorney for comment ... so far, no word back.

Jameis Winston

SHOWERED IN CRAB LEGS

... If Drafted By Bucs

4/26/2015 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0424-jameis-winston-getty-01Jameis Winston will NEVER have to steal shellfish ever again ... 'cause a Tampa restaurant is promising to hook up Winston with more crabs than a Tijuana hooker -- as long as the Bucs draft him #1.

Here's the deal ... there's this place in Tampa called Skipper's Smokehouse that's FAMOUS for it's crab legs -- and the owner of the joint happens to be an FSU alum who graduated in '68.

The people at Skipper's told us they're well aware of Jameis' penchant for crab -- and want the QB to know, if he signs with the Bucs ... they're gonna "hook him up" with all the legs he can eat. 

Of course, he'll be a multi-millionaire who can afford whatever he wants ... but hey, free stuff is how the rich stay rich. 

Bravo's Greg Plitt Sued

I Know You're Dead, Bro

But About that $50k ...

4/26/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Greg Plitt Owes Money After DeathBravo fitness star Greg Plitt allegedly made a handshake deal with a filmmaker to create his popular fitness show, but never paid the guy ... who's now going after Greg's estate to get the cash.

According to docs ... filmmaker Devin Coury says he and Plitt had an oral contract for his online "Raw Series" back in 2009. Coury says he shot the footage for the program, and was owed $50,000 for his services.

Of course, Plitt died last year when he was hit by a train -- but Coury says he never got a dime of the 50 large. In the docs, Coury says he saw Plitt one last time in 2013, and got his word he would make things right ... but that never happened.

As for proof there was really a deal -- Coury's submitted invoices he sent to Greg.  

Coury admits trying to get the money from his dead friend's estate is a "fragile situation" -- but he's pressing forward with his claim. 

Republican Congressman

We Welcome

Bruce Jenner

4/25/2015 12:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz is happy Bruce Jenner will continue to embrace the GOP, telling us his party needs all the Cali support it can get. 

Chaffetz -- an ultra conservative from Utah who has become extremely influential in DC -- told our TMZ photog it's not his job to judge Jenner's choices.

It's interesting ... Chaffetz has become a powerful voice promoting the right of privacy. Although it seems Chaffetz is saying live and let live, he clearly has limits because he has opposed both gay marriage and medical marijuana use in the past.

Jenner told Sawyer he's a long time Republican with no plans of jumping parties. 

Bruce Jenner

Kids Say

Dad Won Over the Nation!

4/25/2015 9:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0425-brody-brandon-bert-kim-getty-tmz-02Bruce Jenner hit a world series home run in his Diane Sawyer special ... according to some of his kids.

Sources connected with the family tell us, the boys feel like Bruce won over the hearts and minds of an untold number of people who had negative feelings about their dad's transition.

Speaking of the audience, the estimate is ... 17 million people tuned in.

We're told Kim found the special "very emotional" but was crowing about how proud she was of Bruce and how positive the interview came off.

As we reported, Bruce watched the show with almost all of his immediate family.  

Chris Brown

Battle Over Royalty's Birth Certificate

4/25/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Chris Brown is real upset he's not getting credit where it matters ... on his daughter's birth certificate.

Sources connected to Brown tell us, he found out recently the "father" on baby Royalty's birth certificate is listed as Brazil Riesling, aka King Ba.  

TMZ broke the story, 8 months after Royalty was born, DNA tests revealed Chris was the papa.

He's trying to establish a relationship with his daughter -- even trying to get baby mama Nia Guzman to move to L.A. -- but his efforts have been thwarted by Ba, who still considers himself the dad. Ba, who is still with Nia, has been taunting Chris with pics of himself and the baby.

Chris now has his lawyer in the act, negotiating with Nia and Ba to change the birth certificate to list him as the biological father.  If push comes to shove, it will end up before a judge.

Lance Armstrong

Ice Driving Was a Bad Idea

[Video]

4/25/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Lance Armstrong is not an idiot ... he knows he screwed up in Aspen last year -- and now, he's finally talking about it. 

Armstrong appeared on "TMZ Hollywood Sports" this week to talk about why he's participating in Bo Jackson's "Bo Bikes Bama" charity ride on May 2nd. 

During the conversation, Lance talked about how much Bo's support has meant to him during some of his tougher times. He also talked about spin class and beer pong. 

That's when he brought up the incident in Aspen -- where he pled guilty to careless driving after crashing into two parked cars back in December. 

It's the first time he's mentioned the incident ... and he took total responsibility.

Check out the clip. 

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