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Angie Harmon

Gets Protection For Her Family

But NOT Her Husband

7/22/2014 10:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Angie Harmon just snagged a long-term protective order for her family ... well, everyone except her husband, ex-NFL star Jason Sehorn.

Harmon went to Santa Monica court Tuesday without a lawyer ... she represented herself.

Harmon convinced the judge ... Janice Lee Davis posed a significant threat to her and her family to warrant an order keeping her at a distance ... but "family" did not include Jason.

The order covers her, her 3 kids, a nanny and a family friend who lives at the home ... but no hubby.

People close to Angie tell us  ... she didn't include Jason because he's never at the L.A. house ... he lives at their main residence on the East Coast.  She's in L.A. with the kids while she shoots her show, "Rizzoli & Isles."

Richard Pryor Jr.

Fires off Legal Threat ...

I'll Sue if Stepmom Goes Forward with Biopic

7/22/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Richard Pryor Movie Rights
Richard Pyror
was dying and mentally incapacitated when his wife duped him into signing over the rights to his name ... so claims Pryor's son, who's trying to shut down a movie about his dad.

Richard Pryor Jr. has fired off a cease and desist letter to Jennifer Lee Pryor, demanding she stop production of the Lee Daniels directed biopic immediately.

TMZ obtained a copy of the letter in which Richard Jr. accuses Jennifer of using "illegal, fraudulent" activity to get the rights. The document isn't more specific about the alleged fraud.

Richard Jr.'s lawyer tells us her client believes Pryor was in poor mental and physical health when he signed over the rights in 2005.  Pryor died in December of that year.

Jennifer has been battling Pryor's children over the film -- including who should play Pryor.

Richard Jr. is threatening legal action if the movie goes forward. We reached out to Jennifer for comment ... so far no word back.



Eddie Murphy

Faux Son Drops $50 Million Lawsuit

7/22/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Eddie Murphy Fake Son Brando
The comedian who kinda faked being Eddie Murphy's son has now backed off his defamation suit against Eddie ... admitting the suit was BS and pinning the blame on his dumb management.

Brando tells us he was hoodwinked into filing his $50 million defamation lawsuit, in which he claimed Eddie was threatening to destroy him with lies and even physical violence.

It's easy to understand why Eddie was pissed ... Brando changed his last name to Murphy, performed with Richard Pryor's son in the "Sons of Comedy" tour, and showed up at the coffee shop Eddie frequented, often screaming, "My father won't talk to me."

It sounds like someone scared the crap out of Brando ... and we're guessing it's Eddie's pit bull lawyer Marty Singer.  So Brando dropped the case, telling us, "It was never my intention to offend Mr. Murphy."

Funny thing ... some people find $50 million lawsuits offensive.

Lil Wayne & Christina Milian

Not Dating, Just Business

Cause That Would Be SUPER WEIRD

7/18/2014 9:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lil Wayne Dating Christina MilianLil Wayne and Christina Milian are NOT dating ... despite the hot hands at the ESPYs ... it's all part of Wayne's clever ploy to make $$$.

Milian recently signed with Young Money Entertainment and Wayne is planning on rolling out her music big time. Our sources say Wayne had the idea to take Christina to the ESPYs to drum up press ... and that's the beginning and end of the story.

Now the backstory on why their dating would be SUPER creepy. Ready?

-- Christina Milian has a daughter with The Dream
-- Lil Wayne has a son with R&B singer Nivea
-- Nivea has a daughter and twin sons with The Dream
So Christina Milian's daughter and Lil Wayne's son have three half-siblings in common.



Brody Jenner

Calls BS

I'm Not Feuding with Kim (VIDEO)

7/15/2014 7:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Brody Jenner called radishes on reports he and Kim Kardashian are in a blood feud.

Brody was at the 9th Annual All-Star Celebrity Kickoff Party Monday in West Hollywood when he was asked if he was intentionally dissing his step-sister by attending Reggie Bush's wedding but not hers.

Listen closely ... Brody scoffs at the notion he snubbed Kim.  He makes it clear ... despite a very bad breakup between Kim and Reggie -- he's good friends with the NFL star and that's why he went to San Diego over the weekend for the wedding.

Yung Joc's Wife

Keep Your Sidepiece

I'm OUTTA Here!!

7/14/2014 8:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The wife of "Love and Hip Hop" star Yung Joc must have finally reached her tolerance level of watching her hubby and his sidepiece on TV ... so she's pulling the plug on their marriage.

Alexandria Robinson filed to divorce the 31-year-old rapper. They were high school sweethearts and have been married for 13 years.  They have 3 kids.

Alexandria acknowledges in her docs ... she and Joc have been separated since Feb. 2012.  

She wants the works -- spousal and child support.  She says she only pulls in $1,875 a month.  But she's banking on getting royalties from his music publishing rights.

Not surprisingly, Alexandria cites adultery as grounds for the divorce.

Joc's been carrying on a high profile relationship with Karlie Redd on "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta." They live together on the show.  And get this ... the GF gets really pissed off when she suspected he cheated on her.



Charlie Sheen's Fiancee

We're Thinkin' of Having Kids

7/14/2014 6:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Brooke Mueller has formed a new alliance in the tangled relationship between Charlie Sheen's wives and his fiancee ... and guess who may have more kids.

Brooke and Scottine Sheen took Max and Bob to an ice cream joint in Bev Hills Sunday.  

Scottine dropped a bombshell ... she and Charlie -- who has 5 kids -- are thinking of having babies.

As for the new alliance ... if you read between the lines it's pretty apparent ... Brooke is using Scottine as a new ally in her war with Denise Richards.  An alternate theory -- Charlie hates Denise and is using Brooke to create a united front against Richards.

Congressman Aaron Schock

Obamas Did Nothing Wrong

Getting Photo of Malia Deleted

7/13/2014 11:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

President and Michelle Obama are rightly trying to protect their daughters by pressuring media outlets NOT to publish and post pics of the girls when they're out and about ... so says Congressman Aaron Schock.

We got the 33-year-old congressman out in D.C. Sunday and asked him about the pic that a photo agency shot of Malia leaving Gjelina, a popular L.A. restaurant, frequented by celebs and paparazzi. As we reported, Michelle Obama's people contacted the agency and got them to delete the pic.

Schock -- a Republican -- had an interesting comparison between the Bush twins and the current first daughters.

'Talladega Nights'

Ricky Bobby Arrested

For Throwing Mama Down Stairs!

7/9/2014 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Talladega Nights Ricky Bobby Arrested

The kid who played 10-year-old Ricky Bobby in "Talladega Nights" got busted for allegedly pushing his own mother down the stairs -- his second arrest in the last month.

Cops in Trussville, Alabama tell TMZ ... Luke Bigham was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly pushed his mother down the stairs during an argument. It's unclear why they were fighting. 

Bigham was thrown in jail and is still sitting there as of Wednesday afternoon ... since no one's posted the $1,000 to bail him out.

Bigham was popped last month on a reckless driving charge that caused a five-car pileup.


Mathew Knowles

Alleged Baby Mama Buds with Solange

But She Didn't Know

7/9/2014 11:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mathew Knowles Baby Mama
7:00 PM PT --
Solange claims she does not know TaQoya, and her rep says the pic is a "random fan photo."
Mathew Knowles' alleged baby mama was tight with Solange Knowles ... but Solange had no idea her friend was banging her dad.

TaQoya Branscomb has sued Mathew, claiming he got her pregnant in 2010 ... around the time Beyonce's mom, Tina Knowles, filed for divorce. 

We're told TaQoya met Solange in 2008 through a stylist.   They hung out together on multiple occasions in nightclubs and bars in Houston.

Now here's where the plot thickens.  We're told Mathew knew his daughter was hanging out with TaQoya.  But Solange was in the dark.

Branscomb is asking for a DNA test, a declaration of paternity and child support.

Mathew probably shouldn't take an elevator ride with Solange anytime soon.

White House

Strong-Arms Photo Agency

To Squash Malia Photos

7/8/2014 4:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Malia Obama Paparazzi Photos
Malia Obama
went to a famous L.A. restaurant Monday night -- a restaurant regularly frequented by celebs and paparazzi -- and when the White House found out a photog took her pic, they went into DEFCON 1 to KILL the photos.

The 16-year-old went to Gjelina in Venice, CA with some friends.  The photog got the pic as Malia walked out and then sent it to the AKM-GSI agency to sell.  The agency posted the pic on its website for media outlets to purchase, but several hours later The First Lady's Office called AKM-GSI and asked them to please take the pics off the website and delete them from their files.

We're told Michelle Obama's people told the agency they had promises from various media outlets not to photograph the 2 girls when they were not in the presence of their father.  

AKM-GSI then agreed, sending an email to the media with the subject, "URGENT SET KILL NOTICE."

The text reads, "Please delete the set of Malia Obama from your archive.  The set was sent around earlier today.  We cannot distribute this set." 

Now here's what's interesting.  Malia has been in L.A. over the last few weeks, doing an internship on Halle Berry's TV show for part of the time.  Then she showed up at a famous restaurant -- Secret Service in tow -- with photogs all over the place.  

So is this a case of the President and First Lady taking precautionary action, or is this a concerned famous mom and dad flexing their muscles?


'My Five Wives' Dad

I Got 30 Mouths To Feed

And $3.61 in My Savings

7/8/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

My Five Wives Dad BankruptBrady Williams -- patriarch of the polygamous family featured on "My Five Wives" -- now knows the real problem with having 5 wives and 24 children ... he's $400K in debt ... so he's filed for bankruptcy.

His assets are puny compared to his debts.  

    - Real estate holdings -- $10,215.
    - Ford Fiesta -- $7,000
    - 2 Kia Spectra Hatchbacks -- $3,000 each
    - Chevy Cavalier -- $931
    - Dodge Durango -- $2,647
    - Honda ATV -- $150
    - wedding ring -- $50
    - lawn mower -- $20
    - wallet money -- $22
    - savings account -- $3.61

Now the debts.  
    -  5 wives = $180,000 in credit card debt  
    - business loan -- $100K

There are other debts as well with a grand total of $402K.  And when you owe 402K your 401K is probably worthless.

Brady only lists Paulie as his wife ... she's the only one legally married to Brady ... other wives Nonie, Rosemary, Rhonda, and Robyn aren't mentioned in the court docs.

The good news ... Costco sells Top Ramen in bulk.


Kid Actors In Hollywood

America Rules!

We're Pulling Down $3K/Week

7/4/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

We've just seen the salaries for two young actors in Hollywood -- one 6 and one 13 -- and you better grab a cold one ... 'cuz it might ruin your 4th of July barbecue.

One of the actors is Nia Long's teenage son ... Massai Zhivago Dorsey Jr. ... who starred alongside his famous mom in "The Single Mom's Club."

According to his contract, 13-year-old Massai got paid the Screen Actor's Guild standard weekly rate of $2,921 plus 10%.

It gets even better for 6-year-old Bobbi Strayed Lindstrom -- whose mom is best-selling author, Cheryl Strayed.  Bobbi was hired for the upcoming movie, "Wild," and her contract pays a daily rate of $859 -- or almost $4,300 a week!

Guarantee these kids do NOT have lemonade stands this weekend.

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