Robin Thicke is waving the white flag ... telling people in his camp his marriage to Paula Patton has collapsed.
Thicke certainly gave a strong sign the union is over by listing his L.A. home Monday. Paula has not lived in the house since their separation in February, after that grab-ass pic became public.
Sources connected with Robin tell TMZ ... an attorney is already working on a financial settlement -- separating assets.
Our sources say, however, neither side has hired a divorce lawyer.
Thicke is saying he will NOT be the one who files for divorce ... she'll have to do it. But he says he's done begging and is moving on.
Ariana Grande Hides Grandpa's Death
From Brother Frankie
7/23/2014 9:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Big Brother" is now keeping a deep secret -- something that could derail the show if revealed too soon -- and it involves the death of one of Ariana Grande's relatives.
Ariana's grandfather died Tuesday. He's also the grandpa of Ariana's brother, Frankie Grande, who's a contestant on "Big Brother."
It seems just before he died the grandfather knew Frankie might bail from the show if he found out, so one of grandpa's last wishes was to keep his death a secret from Frankie.
Ariana was chronicling her grandpa's illness ... recently posting pictures with him in the hospital. But Frankie never saw them per the rules of the show.
Ariana made her grandfather's wishes clear, tweeting, "asked grandps last week if he wanted us to pull frankie off bb & he said "no way! he's gotta play the game even tho i don't understand it"
It seems from the "Big Bro" live feeds ... Frankie is still in the dark over his grandpa's death.
7:00 PM PT -- Producers just told Frankie about the death.
Robin Thicke & Paula Patton
House Up for Sale
Can You Say, Final Nail?
7/22/2014 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
If Robin Thicke's begging ever works, and he actually gets back together with Paula Patton -- they'll be living somewhere new -- their Bel Air home is officially on the market.
TMZ has confirmed the 3,158 square foot home was listed Monday with an asking price of $2,985,000.
It was originally purchased by Robin's dad, Alan Thicke back in 1990 for a paltry $910,000 -- though we're told Robin's name is now on the deed.
We're told neither Paula or Robin has officially moved out of the 2-story crib -- with awesome views over Sunset Blvd -- though we know they haven't slept under the same roof since separating in February.
The pad includes a recording studio where Robin may have worked on songs like "Blurred Lines," "Lost Without You," and "Get Her Back" -- which he obviously hasn't.
The question: If you're a newlywed couple looking for a house -- would you dare?
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 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.
Faux Son Drops $50 Million Lawsuit
7/22/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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 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.
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.
Ricky Bobby Arrested
For Throwing Mama Down Stairs!
7/9/2014 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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.
Alleged Baby Mama Buds with Solange
But She Didn't Know
7/9/2014 11:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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.