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Kelly Rutherford

How Do I Feel?

Read My Lips

7/14/2015 8:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0714-kelly-rutherford-splashKelly Rutherford doesn't have to say a word about how she's feelin' ... now that she has her kids for the summer ... her smile says it all.

Rutherford's 8-year-old Hermes clung to her and 6-year-old Helena hung on tight, as they walked the streets of NYC with Kelly's BF, Gucci exec Tony Brand. 

The brood has been hitting up some highfalutin places ... the Met, a children's museum and some high-end shopping. Tony probably came in handy.   

Kelly's in a battle royale with ex-hubby Daniel Giersch. He won custody of the kids and lives in Monaco, but the judge recently allowed the kids to spend the summer months with their mom.  

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

Not Too Fancy ...

For a Subway Ride

7/13/2015 4:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have money to burn, but the mega superstars still eat fresh on a budget ... hitting up a Subway to take advantage of the $6 menu.

We're told Brad, Angie and a few of their SIX kids cruised into the sandwich shop in Glendale, CA over the weekend. If you're wondering what it takes to feed a crew that size -- 2 Meatball Marinara footlongs, 1 Chicken Teriyaki sandwich, and a few kids' meals. 

Total tab ... $44, and Pitt made the sandwich artist's day with a hefty $6 tip! Kinda unheard of at Subway.

First, it was coach flights ... now Subway?  Look out for Maddox and Pax on an MTA bus near you.

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Ben Affleck

Wedding Ring Off ...

Then Wedding Ring Back On

7/10/2015 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0710-ben-affleck-ring-fame-flynet-splash-03Ben Affleck was out in Atlanta with his wedding ring back on -- days after announcing his split from Jennifer Garner, and being photographed without it.

Ben had a daddy day out with oldest daughter Violet -- hitting up a bunch of museums -- and flashing his wedding band. Jennifer and the kids are in Atlanta while she shoots a movie, and we knew he was flying in to hang with the kids ... but the ring is surprising.

Affleck was not wearing it earlier this week when he was solo in L.A.

But you can chill on the possible reconciliation rumors. As we've reported ... Ben and Jen intend to keep the divorce civil, and share custody of their 3 children -- and we're told the ring is on simply to smooth the transition for them.

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R. Kelly

World's Greatest Cheapskate ...

Bro Says He Got Stiffed

7/9/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0707_R_KELLY_TMZR. Kelly worked his brother to the bone -- 144 hours/week according to Bruce Kelly ... who says he never got a dime, so now he's blowing the whistle on the singer with the State of Illinois.

Bruce says his younger bro hired him in March as a personal assistant and driver, and they had a verbal agreement -- for $700 a week, Bruce would do food runs and chauffeur R. Kelly.

But the brotherly love faded after Bruce started working overtime without seeing any green.

According to docs filed with the state labor board, Bruce says he sometimes had to wait up to 12 hours in the car for R. Kelly … and never got any sleep. 

He tells us he even spoke to R. Kelly about the $11k in back pay he claims he was owed ... but baby bro didn't care. Bruce says he put his foot down after 3 months because he's "not working for nobody, not even his brother, for free."

The labor board is still investigating his claim. We reached out to R. Kelly's reps, but no one's gotten back to us.

Brody Jenner

I’d Totally Set Caitlyn Up

... With Chicks

7/8/2015 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Brody Jenner doesn’t think Caitlyn needs any help in the hook-up department, but he’s ready to help her find the right woman.

Caitlyn’s son hit up “Sway in the Morning” to promote his new reality series “Sex With Brody” and the topic quickly turned to sex and Caitlyn. Brody said, "Caitlyn likes women ... so it wouldn’t be too hard to go find a chick for Caitlyn." 

It's interesting because Caitlyn hasn't ever discussed her sexual preference. Bruce told Diane Sawyer he hadn't thought about it at all ... because relationships were the last thing on his mind at that time.

We don't know if Brody's presuming, or if he's actually had the convo with Caitlyn.

Like we said ... interesting.

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Shaquille O'Neal

I'm Jealous Of My 15-Year-Old Son

7/5/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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After 4 championships, 15 All Star games, and a bajillion dollars ... Shaquille O'Neal says there's still another basketball player he's jealous of -- his 15-year-old son.

The Diesel was DJ'ing a party for the MyVegas casino app when we asked about his stud of a son Shareef ... and what it's like to watch everyone freak out over the hoop skills of a different O'Neal. 

Check out the clip -- Shaq keeps it super real ... saying that there are times he's a little jealous of his offspring ... mainly because the little O'Neal got famous much quicker than the big one.

He should also be jealous of Shareef's shooting ability ... 

Bobbi Kristina

Someone's Shopping Death Bed Photo

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

Tracy Morgan

Fun in the Sun

... At Disney World

7/3/2015 7:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0703_tracy_morgan_disneyland_splashGreat seeing Tracy Morgan having some fun with his family at Disney World.

Morgan, his fiancee Megan Wollover and their daughter, Maven, took a ride on Dumbo Thursday at the happiest place in Florida.

Morgan has been struggling to recover from the horrendous car crash last year.

Happy 4th, Tracy.

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
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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. 

Chris Brown

Files Paternity Docs

I've Had It With My Baby Mama!

7/1/2015 3:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0307-brown-nia-tmz-instagram-01Chris Brown has had it with baby mama Nia Guzman's child support and custody demands, so he's asking a judge to lay down the law once and for all.

Chris and Nia have been at war over 1-year-old Royalty. She's demanding $15k a month in child support, way more than Chris says is fair. 

We've learned Chris just filed legal docs in Houston to establish paternity. That will give him the right to fight Nia over support and custody.  

Chis has been paying Nia what he believes is a fair amount -- she claims he's been paying $2,500 a month. He wants a judge to set the figure, which he's confident will be closer to his number than hers.

Chris also wants a judge to establish clear custody guidelines. He says Nia has been denying him the right to see his daughter, so he wants a judge to set her straight. 

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Bobbi Kristina

Family, Not Oprah

Took Heroic Steps to Save Her

7/1/2015 10:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Bobbi Kristina's family is pissed over reports that Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry orchestrated a Hail Mary to save BK's life ... when they had nothing to do with it.   

Sources close to the Houston and Brown families tell TMZ ... it was Pat Houston -- and not O or TP -- who organized a medevac airplane to bring BK to meet with a specialist in Chicago. 

We're told the family feels the report makes them seem like they're relying on celebs to take care of BK ... when that just isn't the case. 

As TMZ previously reported, once the specialist told the family there was nothing to be done ... they decided to take BK off all medications and allow her to die in peace.

Sherri Shepherd

Settles Divorce

Rolls Over on Child Support, Sorta

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

Pat Houston, Tina Brown

Lock Hands

As Bobbi Kristina Slips Away

6/30/2015 7:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Houston and Brown families came together again Monday as they prepare for the death of Bobbi Kristina.

Pat Houston left the Peachtree Christian Hospice near Atlanta, hand-in-hand with Tina Brown, Bobby Brown's sister.

The families were in a bitter feud for months over the care and the estate of Bobbi Kristina, but it appears there's at least a temporary detente.  

Bobbi Kristina was taken off all life-sustaining medication keeping her alive last week after doctors told the families there was nothing more they could do for her.

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