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Johnny Depp Divorce His Family 'Hated' Amber

5/26/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0525-johnny-depp-amber-heard-tmz-03Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's relationship was extremely bitter due to a full-blown feud between his family and Amber ... and this, we're told, is the backdrop for what is already an acrimonious divorce.

Multiple sources connected to the ex-couple tell us, Johnny's 2 teenage kids, his 2 sisters and his mom "hated" Amber, and openly discussed it.  We're told they talked about how Amber would rail on Johnny and "treat him like crap."

Earlier this year, Johnny moved his mother, Betty Sue Palmer, into the L.A. compound where he and Amber lived ... and the tension was palpable. We're told mom often told friends she thought Amber was using Johnny for his money and fame, and to boost her own career.

We're also told before Betty Sue moved in, she only saw her son once from time he married Amber, and both Betty Sue and Johnny blame her for keeping them apart so she'd have full control.   

Our sources say Amber had 2 closed door sit-downs with Johnny's mom after she moved in, and after both meetings Betty Sue railed on her daughter-in-law, calling her a "terrible person."

We broke the story ... Amber filed for divorce Monday ... 3 days after Betty Sue died. There was no prenup, and Amber wants spousal support.

Mathew Knowles I Don't Want to Be Beyonce's Manager I Want to Be Her Dad

5/25/2016 6:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Mathew Knowles was super interesting Tuesday, telling our photog he and Beyonce made peace long before anyone knew.

Mathew and Blush Music, the rap group he's managing, were tooling around Bev Hills when he told us his relationship with his daughter got repaired long before his cameo with Blue Ivy in Bey's new music video.

And the most interesting part ... his reaction when we asked if he'll ever manage her again.

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Celine Dion I Can Sing and Execute Wills

5/22/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0520-Celine-Dion-Rene-Angelil-TMZ-GETTY-01Celine Dion is not only a singer ... she's an official administrator of a vast estate.

We've obtained legal docs that make Celine the official administrator of her late husband Rene Angelil's estate, along with 2 others.  

The docs reveal Rene left a will, and he was generous to his children, including kids from a prior marriage.

Rene left homes to 2 of his kids from his first marriage ... it looks like both homes are in Canada.

Celine and Rene have 2 vast estates, both of which are up for sale ... a $45 million Florida estate and a $25 million Quebec castle. The will says once the properties are sold, $9 million will go to a trust ... presumably for their 3 children. BTW ... there are other properties as well, which Celine retains.

Celine also gets all the furniture, cars, clothing, jewelry and personal effects. Most of his money goes into a trust ... which typically would provide for the surviving spouse and children.

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And one amusing thing ... probate was opened in Nevada. Celine, who's one of the nicest people in show biz, had to declare she's not a felon.

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Prince Heirs Want to Crack Open Music Vault

5/21/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0516-prince-gettyPrince's music vault has hours and hours of unreleased music locked inside, and some of his heirs want the world to hear it -- and probably for a price. 

Sources close to Brianna and Victoria -- Prince's niece and grandniece, who stand to inherit the share of their deceased parents -- tell us the girls are anxious to hear the tunes and then devise a release plan.

And we're told the girls have the support of some of the singer's siblings.

Brianna and Victoria say the point of releasing the music is to share it with his fans, but it begs the obvious ... it's ultimately all about making money.

The girls, repped by attorney Andrew Stoltmann, and several siblings also would like to turn Paisley Park into a museum -- a la Graceland -- again, there will almost certainly be a price of admission ... with the goal also being not to make anything seem tacky or exploitative.

Now here's the rub. Multiple sources tell us the heirs are already at each other's throats and war has broken out on several fronts. Tyka has drawn a line in the sand. As far as she's concerned, it's her way or the highway.

The next hurdle ... getting Tyka on board.

Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale Hoops Spring Eternal

5/19/2016 12:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0519-gwen-stefani-gavin-rossdale-kids-AKMGSI-01Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale put their differences aside in the name of basketball ... and co-parenting.

For the first time since their divorce, the exes were seen together Wednesday -- just feet apart -- at their son Kingston's hoops game. There were smiles, from Gavin at least, but they were hardly chummy. More like cordial.

Exes playing nice ... it's catching on.

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Suge Knight My Parents Are Gonna Die Before I Get Outta Jail

5/19/2016 12:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0519-suge-knight-court-tmz-01Suge Knight's so afraid his parents will die before he's released from prison, he's begging a judge for mercy to see them. 

The rapper says his 74 and 77-year-old parents are in really bad shape. In fact, they're in such poor health, Suge's filed new docs in his murder case -- obtained by TMZ -- asking the judge to allow them to visit him in L.A. County jail. He also wants phone privileges so he can speak to them. 

Suge says he's been walled off from his family -- missing out on time with his sister and 6-year-old son as well -- and he was never given a heads up that his communication with them would end. 

He's set to go before a judge next week to get a ruling on his request.  

Beyonce I'm My Daddy's Girl ... Again

5/19/2016 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0519-beyonce-father-instagram-01Beyonce made it crystal clear what was strongly insinuated in her latest music video ... she's reestablished relations with her dad.

Tina Knowles posted this pic of Bey leaning on Mathew Knowles' shoulder at her May 7th Houston concert. The 2 had a major falling out after she dumped him as her manager back in 2011. It didn't help that Mathew had a baby out of wedlock and Tina divorced him.

There were signs of reconciliation when Mathew made a cameo with Blue Ivy in Beyonce's "Lemonade" video.

Nice.

Prince Bro's Spawn Enter Money War And Here's Their 'Proof'

5/18/2016 6:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Documents

0518_prince_gettyPrince's alleged niece and grandniece are officially in the game ... filing documents they believe prove they ARE blood relation to his royal purpleness.

Turns out Prince's deceased half brother ... Duane Nelson Sr. had a daughter, Brianna ... and a granddaughter, Victoria. Both filed documents in Prince's probate claiming they are rightful heirs.

For evidence, they included Duane Sr.'s 1958 birth certificate ... which lists John Nelson as Duane's father -- same as Prince.

0518_john-nelson-lewis-birth-certificate_tmz_wmAs we first reported ... an attorney alerted the court of Victoria's existence. Brianna, on the other hand, came outta left field. 

Family sources tell us Tyka Nelson and the other established siblings have questioned whether Duane was actually blood. The new docs are a good start -- showing Duane's direct link to Prince -- but Victoria and Brianna will most likely have to submit to DNA testing as well ... to get a cut of the inheritance.

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Sinead O'Connor Family Tried to Help ... But Running Out of Patience

5/18/2016 6:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0517_Sinead-OConnor-gettySinead O'Connor's mental illness has gotten out of control ... and we're told family members are starting to feel there's nothing that can be done to save her.

Sources close to the situation tell us O'Connor's family has spent decades trying to get the singer professional help -- we're told the problem is she doesn't want to get help. The source says her family is trying to move on with their lives now after years of emotional abuse, fleeing and blaming her children for her suicide attempts.

However, we're told a family member did step in when O'Connor went missing.

We're told O'Connor had been sending voicemails and texts to a relative threatening to kill herself -- hours later that relative stepped in when they were contacted by O'Connor's friend she's staying with, saying she'd gone missing.

O'Connor was found safe Monday afternoon in Wilmette, IL. 

Scott Disick Kris, Kendall and New GF One Happy Family

5/17/2016 6:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0517-scott-disick-kendall-kris-jenner-cannes-tuxedo-dress-AKMGSI-01Scott Disick is good at what he does -- whatever that is -- because he's managed to snag a new girlfriend and at the same time and in the same city squire his baby mama's mother and sister around.

Scott was in Cannes Monday, rubbing elbows with Kris Jenner and holding hands with Kendall at Paul Allen's yacht party.

Definitely got game.

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Prince Dueling TV Specials Siblings at War

5/17/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0516_PRINCE_TRIBUTE_getty_compositePrince's siblings are now in a battle royale over how to market their late brother ... and make money in the process.

We've learned more than a dozen lawyers representing Prince's 6 siblings have been at each other's throats, competing for ways to get money for their clients ... and quickly.

Our sources say 3 and possibly 4 of the siblings and their lawyers have put together a TV package, with major music producers and famous artists who will perform Prince songs for a 2 hour TV special set to air in August.  

The plan is to make the 6 siblings co-producers, which will give them enough money to tide them over as the bank running the estate figures out how to dole out the cash.

Here's the conflict. We're told Tyka and at least one other sibling is not on board ... she wants to produce her own special and control it.

The other siblings are enraged Tyka gets to live rent free in a house Prince owned ... a house on which the bank is still paying the mortgage and home-related expenses. The siblings feel they too should get comparable support, but they're getting nothing ... thus their idea for the TV special.

One source connected with the negotiations tells us, the lawyers met last week and "it's gotten really nasty. No one can agree on anything."

Scott Disick I'm Done with Kourtney Now I Roll with Kim

5/12/2016 7:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Scott Disick did sushi Wednesday with Kim Kardashian ... but nothin's fishy, because she's still his kids' aunt.

Scott and Kim chose the sushi restaurant with the most paparazzi -- Katsuya in Hollywood, but they were both mum on the way out.

Gotta keep those story lines comin'.

Prince Potential New Heir Out There ... If She Steps Up

5/12/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0511-prince-getty-03Prince's fortune is about to be spread even thinner because he has a long-lost relative -- according to a lawyer for Prince's deceased half brother.

The attorney filed documents, obtained by TMZ, with Prince's probate ... saying his former client, Duane Nelson, Sr. has a granddaughter somewhere in Minnesota.

Duane died in 2011, and his son -- who died in 2005 -- had a daughter who is now 11 years old.

The attorney, Mike Padden, says the court should vet the girl, and wants a guardian appointed to look out for her interests in the estate.

Duane -- who was Prince's bodyguard for a while -- was omitted from the list of siblings when Tyka Nelson began probate proceedings. We're told some family members don't buy he was a blood relative.

That was never proven, but you can bet DNA testing would be part of vetting the grandniece.

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