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Apollo Nida Prison Interview I'm Gonna See My Kids, One Way or the Other

12/31/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Apollo Nida used a precious prison phone call to go on "TMZ Live" and make the case that his children should visit him behind bars.

Nida, who's serving 8 years for money laundering and bank fraud, talks about the heartbreak of being cut off from his family, his plans for his kids and whether his marriage to Phaedra Parks will survive.

It's the first interview in "TMZ Live" history that was interrupted by a federal prison announcement.

Mark Salling Bails Out After Child Porn Arrest

12/29/2015 3:19 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Mark Salling has bailed out of jail with the help of his family ... this after his arrest for allegedly possessing more than a thousand child porn images.

We got a shot of Mark leaving the jail -- leaning back out of view in the passenger's seat -- after being booked on possession of child porn ... specifically porn involving minors "engaging in or simulating sexual conduct."

We've learned the bail was set at $20,000 and his family posted it ... they put down $2k, or 10%.

The law provides if there are more than 600 images, the maximum punishment is 5 years in prison.

Madonna Rocco Says Mom Treated Me Like a Trophy ... Not a Son

12/29/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Madonna's son didn't have to be sold by Guy Ritchie when the 15-year-old made the decision to stay in London ... we're told Rocco was fed up with the singer, her lifestyle and her parenting skills.

Sources who were on Madonna's tour tell us, Rocco was "miserable" being carted around the world by his mom. As one source put it, "There were horrible, full-blown fights with screaming and crying."

We're told during the Stockholm leg of the tour, Rocco was a no-show when the charter plane was ready to take off ... he had made an escape run, but it appears he eventually came back.

Things deteriorated during the London shows in December. Rocco told his dad he couldn't handle it anymore ... he couldn't take the traveling and the fights. Our sources say Rocco told Guy he felt like Madonna treated him more like a trophy than a son.  

Rocco now thinks his mom is jealous of his dad's "stable life" and his desire to live with his dad.

Rocco has been ordered to return to NYC for a court hearing. It will be interesting to hear if his bad feelings dissipate and how much the judge considers his living preference.


Gilbert Arenas' Son Boys On the Hood

12/29/2015 6:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Gilbert Arenas is fun to some ... dangerous to others.

Hibachi took the kids out riding in his Polaris Slingshot and it looks like his son Alijah is on the hood, holding on for dear life.

Gilbert posted the video but then deleted it ... which makes us think someone raised some safety issues about an 8-year-old gripping the hood of a moving vehicle.

Watch and judge for yourself.


12/28/2015 4:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1228-anderson-silva-instagramHow does a guy who bashes people's faces in for a living bond with his family over the holidays?

If you're UFC superstar Anderson Silva ... SIMULATED WARFARE!!!

Silva -- currently training for a big fight against Michael Bisping on Feb 27 -- took 12 family members out to Hollywood Sports in Bellflower, CA this past Saturday for some yuletide paintballin' fun.

We spoke with the owner of HS ... who tells us Anderson is a frequent visitor and believes the time shooting at each others heads promotes family unity ... and helps work off all that turkey.

How hardcore is Silva about his paintball? We're told he owns his own custom-made military grade tactical gear ... and loves to compete on the "Saving Private Ryan" battle course.

Still ... he's one of the only guys we can think of who's more dangerous WITHOUT a gun.

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Rick Hilton Kyle Gave Bravo Notice ... She's Quitting 'Housewives'

12/28/2015 3:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Rick Hilton says Kyle Richards is so pissed off at Bravo for airing her family's dirty laundry, she's quitting the show ... but our production sources say Rick's just wrong.

We got Rick at LAX Monday, and asked about the family rift over Nicky's wedding ... where Kyle's hubby Mauricio was persona non grata.

Rick told us Kyle's upset at Bravo ... so upset she's given notice. Fact is ... we're told Kyle has threatened to quit in the past.

We're getting a very different story from sources connected with "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," who say what this is really about is that Mauricio is now a competitor of Rick's in the real estate biz. As for Kyle, they say she's going nowhere.  

Madonna Guy Ritchie Trash Talked Me to Rocco

12/28/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Guy Ritchie got in Rocco's ear and drove a wedge between Madonna and the 15-year-old ... sources close to Madonna tell TMZ. 

We're told Guy and Madonna have had a "volatile" relationship for years, and Rocco has been a source of conflict. Madonna, we're told, is a strict disciplinarian and "very controlling" ... something that doesn't sit well with Rocco and for that matter most 15 year olds.  

Our Madonna sources say Guy was angry at Madonna and used his visit with Rocco to stoke the coals, and it worked. 

We're told Madonna isn't worried ... she's confident Rocco's coming back home for good, and this is just part of the co-parenting hand she's been dealt.


Kylie Jenner Obsessed, Aggressive Fan Recaptured ... For Now

12/28/2015 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1228-kylie-jenner-tmz-02Kylie Jenner is safe for another 72 hours ... but after that, the crazed guy who's been trying to get at her could be on the loose again.

The man who tried to force his way onto Kylie's property last week has been caught again, after escaping from a psych ward. L.A. County Sheriff's deputies found the man and put him on another 72 hour hold. 

TMZ broke the story ... Kylie's trespasser showed up at her security gate and tried strong-arming his way in. He was taken into custody and put on a psych hold ... where we're told he escaped.

The guy believes he's "soulmates" with the reality star.

Our Kardashian sources say the man will not go away and he's been at her property at least 10 times.

Law enforcement tells us the man will be watched more closely, but these 72 hour holds are just a stop gap.   


The Clintons Hot Coat-Ture in NYC

12/28/2015 5:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

122815_hillary_clinton_splash_v2Hillary Clinton high-jacketed the moment as she and her family took a stroll Sunday in an unseasonably warm NYC.

Hillary was wearing a coat which looks like the one she got a dozen years ago in Afghanistan. In case you didn't notice, Hillary's a co-gripper as she and Chelsea push 1-year-old Charlotte along in a stroller.

Bill's in the background along with Chelsea's hubby, Marc Mezvinsky.  

The men know their place.

Kanye West NOrth Takes a Wild Ride

12/28/2015 6:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

kanye_article_v2Kanye West is a fun dad, at least if you ask North West.

North had a big grin as she rode on Kanye's shoulders after a meal in Calabasas.

Kim was nowhere in sight ... probably because she's got a new kid.


Beyonce to Burn Victim Safyre Happy Holidays To My Survivor!

12/25/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1221-girl-facebook-katy-perry-burned-christams-card-facebook-5Beyonce just trumped President Obama and Insane Clown Posse with the Christmas card she sent to 8-year-old Safyre Terry.

We're told Bey's camp reached out to Safyre's family earlier in the week to keep an eye out for a package.

She was true to her word. A card arrived in the mail, along with a handwritten message from Bey: "To My Survivor Safyre! You are such an incredible inspiration. Have a beautiful holiday."

But wait ... there was more --  a "Flawless" t-shirt and a cool headband.

1223-beyonce-safyre-cards-lauber-01Safyre's family tells us she's a huge fan of Queen Bey and can't wait to wear the tee.

The outpouring has been incredible and there's still a garage full of letters yet to open.


Phaedra Parks My Kids Won't Spend Christmas In Prison

12/25/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1217_Apollo-Nida_Phaedra-Parks_TMZ_gettyPhaedra Parks feels like Santa arrived earlier this year, because he's already given her kids a gift ... they won't have to go to prison this year to visit their dad.

Phaedra's uneasy that the kids have been visiting their father, her estranged husband Apollo Nida who's doing hard time.

We're told Apollo's been moved to a new facility and the kids -- 2 year-old Dylan and 5-year-old Ayden -- haven't been approved for visitation, and that's not expected to happen until after the holidays.

The kids have been video chatting with their dad everyday and they sent him an Xmas care package, but we're told Phaedra is relieved they haven't been approved yet because she thinks the kids are too young to handle visits to prison.  

Apollo's serving an 8 year sentence for bank fraud

Bristol Palin Gives Birth ... Howdy Sailor!!!

12/24/2015 4:54 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1224_bristol-palin-instagramBristol Palin is now a mother of 2.

Sarah Palin's daughter gave birth Wednesday to Sailor Grace. Sailor joins Tripp as part of Bristol's brood.

She hasn't revealed the identity of the daddy, but she announced she was pregnant just a few weeks after she called it quits with fiance Dakota Meyer.

Bristol has fought Tripp's baby daddy Levi Johnston from time to time over custody and child support. Hope this one's smoother sailing. 

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