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Karrueche Tran

Chris Dropped Baby Bomb On Me ...

I Had No Clue

3/4/2015 2:28 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Karrueche Tran was in the dark ... blindsided by Chris Brown's baby news just moments before TMZ broke the story. 

We're told Tran had absolutely no idea her boyfriend was a daddy -- much less a daddy with a baby mama with whom SHE partied.  

0304-nia-karrueche-INSTAGRAM-01Our sources say Karrueche and Brown had a blowout fight a week ago and weren't speaking, but he tried calling her after the story broke ... she did not pick up.  

DNA tests performed in the last week show conclusively ... Brown is the father of a 9-month-old baby with a former model named Nia. We're told he and Nia aren't romantic but they get along fine, and Chris has made some sort of financial arrangement with her.  

As for Karrueche ... we're told she's actually relieved, because it now gives her a clean, permanent out. 

Oh, baby.

Nick Cannon

Buying Dem Babies

3 MIL Worth Of Crawl Space

3/4/2015 2:38 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Nick Cannon is becoming a bridge and tunnel kind of guy ... moving to New Jersey where the twins will have 2 lush acres in which to roam.

We're told Nick strategically picked Saddle River -- 1 hour out of NYC -- to keep the 3-year-olds out of the spotlight.  Fact is ... it would be hard to find the equivalent in the City. The house has 6 bedrooms, 8 baths, a private lake, and on and on.

Nick's renting to own, but not because he can't cut it. He'll pay $11k a month with an option to buy the $3 mil estate, assuming he likes it enough.

The house will not have Mariah's ornate touches. Nick's mom will help him decorate ... after his escapades a few weeks back, we're guessing there might be some Jamaican influences.

Steve Francis

'The Chain Is In Our Possession'

3/4/2015 11:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0304_steve_francis_chain_3_wmSteve Francis is adamant that his gold chain is NOT missing in action -- with his rep telling TMZ Sports, "It's in our possession in Houston."

We broke the story ... some thief tried to rip the chain off the NBA star's neck during a rap show in Houston this past weekend.  

Now, Steve's publicist Dre Johnson tells us ... "The situation is being resolved as we speak and we will provide physical verification that we have the chain in our possession upon our return to Houston later this week."

Johnson says Francis and his business team have been traveling ever since the incident -- "We had to fly to Boston yesterday to do a deal with Reebok to re-release the classic Steve Francis shoes."

Johnson says the chain-jacker clearly didn't know who he was messin' with -- "When you touch somebody you don't know who you touching. You got to be more careful out here. These young guys don't think, they react and then apologize and backtrack quickly."

As for the fate of the person who yanked the chain, Johnson says Steve will appear on "TMZ Hollywood Sports" in the next few days to explain everything. 

Stay tuned ... 

Las Vegas Erotic Museum

Couple Busted Banging Inside

'50 Shades' Themed Event

3/4/2015 6:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

There's a couple of banging bandits on the loose in Vegas -- after they got busted celebrating "Fifty Shades of Grey" all over a Sin City museum ... which may seem appropriate, but it's still illegal.

TMZ obtained surveillance video of their bare-assed exploits around the Erotic Heritage Museum -- which was featuring an homage to kink on Valentine's Day ... and after-hours the couple went on a room-by-room sex spree.

First, they found a hiding spot and waited for the museum staff to clear out ... and the house lights to go down. Then the banging began in earnest. The couple didn't hold back as they moved around -- but they didn't realize security was watching.

Dr. Victoria, who heads up the museum, tells us security alerted staff members who returned to bust the exhibitionists. You gotta see their half-naked getaway once they realized the jig was up.

Watch ... who knew coitus interruptus could be funny?

 

Chris Brown

Surprise ...

I'm a Father!

3/3/2015 6:31 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Chris Brown is the proud father of a 9-month-old baby girl ... TMZ has learned.

The baby's mother is a 31-year-old former model named Nia -- who we're told has known Chris for several years. 

Sources connected to both Nia and Chris tell us they are on very good terms -- however they're not together romantically. We're told 25-year-old Chris is happy about being a father.

It does not appear there is a formal child support order in place -- and we do not know the nature of any informal terms of support.

One thing's for sure ... baby girl looks a lot like daddy.

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Khloe Kardashian

Wet and Wooed

By French on Vacay

3/4/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Khloe Kardashian is in the midst of a very wet reunion with French Montana ... and there's a good chance banging is in the forecast.

The exes are in Key West this week ... with her BFF Malika and French's homie, Chinx ... doing typical Keys stuff like jet skiing.

However, our sources tell us French greeted Khloe with a bouquet of red roses when she arrived at the resort over the weekend.

No one's saying they're totally back on yet -- but as one source put it, "I wouldn't be surprised if they fall back into old habits" while they're down there. 

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Hillary Clinton

Emails, Schmeemails ...

Tell TMZ You're Running!

3/4/2015 6:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Our D. C. photog had a choice ... ask Hillary Clinton about the whole email thing, or try to get a declaration she's running for Prez ... sadly, he picked door number 2.

Fact is ... Hillary would have probably been mum on the email controversy, so at least Colin had some fun.

'Million Dollar Listing' Star

Cashes In By Selling Playhouse

For String of Celeb Kids

3/4/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Josh Flagg Sells Home"Million Dollar Listing" star Josh Flagg kept alive the tradition -- of rich kids getting richer -- by unloading his posh Hollywood home to another famous kid. 

Flagg tells TMZ ... his now former house, just off the Sunset Strip, has had quite a run of celebrity owners -- and he just sold the quaint 2-bed, 2-bath 1700 sq. ft. home for $2 million.

Checkout the pedigree on the crib: Flagg, grandson of fashion mogul Edith Flagg ... bought it from David Katzenberg -- son of DreamWorks honcho Jeffrey Katzenberg -- for $1.6 mil back in 2013.

And now Josh is handing the keys to Nicolas Pakzad -- son of legendary designer Bijan Pakzad.

Rich kids ... struggling the same way none of us do.

Herschel Walker

My Son's a Cheerleading Champ

... And I'm Damn Proud!

3/4/2015 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Herschel Walker's son is following in his father's supremely athletic footsteps ... only he's not on the football field ... he's a state champion male cheerleader ... and his dad couldn't be prouder! 

The former NFL star was out in D.C. where he was bragging about his son's Texas cheerleading squad winning the NCA National Championship in Dallas last month. 

"I never knew how athletic those people were," Walker says ... "Now, I've been spending a lot of time with it. And I've gotten involved with it."

Walker is a full-on "Cheer Dad" -- and spends a lot of time mentoring the cheerleaders. 

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His son Christian is a star on the team ... and after watching the kid twist and tumble in his gymnastics workouts, it's obvious he's got his dad's athletic genes. 

So, we had to ask Herschel ... do you think Christian is good enough to make the Dallas Cowboys cheerleading squad one day? 

You gotta hear his answer -- it's pretty great. 

'Ghost Adventures' Star

Snatches Pot the Real 'Psycho' Used

To Collect Body Parts

3/4/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Ghost Adventures Zak Bagans Cauldron"Ghost Adventures" star Zak Bagans just scored a disgusting and evil souvenir used by the real life killer who became the inspiration for "Psycho" and a bunch of other Hollywood serial killers. 

Ed Gein was a Wisconsin man who infamously mutilated his victim's body parts in the 1950s, and fashioned their skin into tiny masks, gloves, and furniture. If it sounds familiar -- Leatherface from "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" ... Buffalo Bill from "The Silence of the Lambs" and Norman Bates were all based on Gein. 

So, Bagans just dropped $2,800 at auction to take possession of the 25 gallon cauldron Gein used to discard his victims' entrails when he gutted them. The thing had been sitting in a Wisconsin woman's home -- used as a flower pot -- ever since Gein's 1984 death in prison. 

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When she died ... her son (wisely) believed the cauldron was cursed, and wanted it gone ... so now it's Bagans' headache.

Zak, who collects haunted and cursed objects, tells us it's going on display at his home, because he thinks it will "make a nice conversation piece for guests." 

NHL's Mike Ribeiro Sued

Allegedly Assaults Nanny

... Calls BS On Accuser

3/4/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0303_Mike-Ribeiro_gettyNashville Predators star Mike Ribeiro is being sued by his former nanny -- who claims the NHL star assaulted her back in 2012 ... but Ribeiro says she's making the whole thing up. 

In the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ Sports, Ribeiro's accuser doesn't go into detail about the alleged incident ... only claiming she suffered unspecified injuries at the hands of the 35-year-old All-Star. 

The woman also claims ... after the alleged incident, Mike's wife verbally attacked her. She's suing both Mike and his wife for more than $1 MILLION. 

But the Riberios say the whole thing is BS -- with their lawyer telling TMZ Sports, "My clients strongly deny these allegations."

"We will defend the lawsuit fully. We anticipate the true facts will come out in due course."

Honey Boo Boo

Family Calls BS on TLC Ultimatum

You Breached Our Deal!

3/3/2015 4:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Honey Boo Boo and the brood are laughing off TLC's legal threats ... because they say their contract was breached by the network -- and they have no obligation to fulfill their old deal.

Sources close to Mama June and co. tell us the family claims their health insurance hasn't been paid since November -- which was part of their contract -- so they no longer believe they should answer to TLC.

But our network sources claim the deal only required TLC to pay through 2014 -- which it says was covered in full. For extra generosity, the network claims it agreed to pay for the family's insurance this year too, up until May -- and we're told THAT is June's beef.

We're told TLC intends to make the payment ... it just hasn't yet. 

As we previously reported ... TLC sent the family an ultimatum saying they can't work for another entertainment company until their contract runs its course at the end of May.

The Honey Boo Boo clan says because they haven't gotten the money, they believe they're free to play let's make a deal all over Hollywood. 

'Shark Tank's' Robert Herjavec

100% Single

Divorce Around the Corner

3/3/2015 2:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0303_robert-herjavec_diane-plese_tmz_getty"Shark Tank" star Robert Herjavec is pulling out of his biggest investment in life -- he's separated from his wife and headed for divorce.

Herjavec tells TMZ he and wife Diane Plese are already legally separated and we're told they will be divorcing soon. 

The couple married in 1990 and have 3 kids together, two daughters and a son.

Herjavec, who is on the upcoming season of "Dancing With the Stars," says ... "Human Relationships are so difficult ... I wish nothing but love and peace for our family as we move forward from this."

Herjavec has a net worth in the nine figures, so ... the line forms to the right, ladies.

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