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T-Boz Cops Killed My Mentally Ill Cousin with 18 Shots

9/26/2017 9:56 AM PDT

T-Boz Watkins, from TLC, believes cops gunned down her cousin in cold blood at the end of a standoff ... and she's demanding justice for her family.

The shooting happened last Wednesday in Peoria, Illinois -- police responded to a bank robbery and, after using surveillance video to identify the suspect as Eddie Russell Jr. ... tracked him down to a home. Police surrounded the home for 2 hours before 25-year-old Eddie emerged.

While police describe Eddie as aggressively advancing "toward officers with a handgun" -- T-Boz disputes that and says her cousin was unarmed. She also blames cops for "using" Eddie's mother to lure him out of the house. Her biggest issue is he had mental health issues, and she claims police knew that, and promised his mother they would "give him the help he needs."

Cops admit firing 18 shots, and say the coroner confirmed Eddie was struck 17-20 times. They also say they recovered a handgun that matches the one he allegedly had in the bank.

Police released an image from the surveillance video, but T-Boz isn't buying that's a gun in Eddie's hand. Now, she's just trying to get word out about what she considers a senseless killing.

Illinois State Police are investigating.

Eli Apple's Mom War Over NFL Star's NCAA Rings ... After Nasty Divorce

9/25/2017 12:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The mother of NY Giants cornerback Eli Apple is locked in a bitter war with the husband she JUST divorced -- cops are involved ... and Eli's college championship rings are caught in the middle.

You know Eli's mom -- her big, outgoing personality earned her a gig on ESPN right around the time he was drafted in 2016.

TMZ Sports has learned ... Annie Apple and Tim Apple (the man who raised Eli) split and their divorce was finalized back in June. They were married for 16 years and Eli even took Tim's last name in 2012.  

But things have gotten bad and the family is divided.

Eli's brother, Dane Blackson, tells us ... Annie arrived to the family home in NJ on Wednesday with a police officer in tow looking to take back a bunch of Eli's football memorabilia. 

Some of the items she wanted include the 2014 Big Ten and National Championship rings Eli won at Ohio State.  

But Dane says he refused to hand over the rings, claiming Eli gifted them to Tim as a thank-you for helping him get a scholarship to OSU in the first place. 

Things got contentious ... but police tell TMZ Sports no one was arrested and Annie eventually left without incident. 

So, what will happen with the rings? Both sides believe they have a valid claim to them. Sounds like Eli will have to personally get involved to help work things out. 

We reached out to Eli and Annie for comment -- so far, no word back. 

Kylie Jenner Check Out My Mom Attire

9/22/2017 7:23 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kylie Jenner's got the mom-to-be look down pat ... baggy pants, baggy shirt and food in hand, since she's now eating for 2.

Kylie hit up Malibu Wines Friday on the heels of our story that she's expecting with BF Travis Scott. As you can see ... comfort was clearly her top priority.

As we reported, Kylie and Travis have been telling friends for several weeks now that they're going to have a baby.

Travis even told a few friends they're having a girl.

Amelia & Delilah Hamlin We Don't Compete With Gigi & Bella We're On The Same Level!

9/22/2017 11:03 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Sisters Amelia and Delilah Hamlin -- their parents are Harry Hamlin and Lisa Rinna -- have things in common with Bella and Gigi Hadid that go beyond their blonde and brunette hair, but the gals say there's absolutely no competition.

The sisters have been getting compared a lot ... both their moms are 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' stars and they model. In fact when we got the Hamlins -- Amelia, 16, the brunette, and Delilah, 19, the blonde -- at LAX Thursday they were off to Milan for fashion week.

They were super cool when we asked about the comparisons, and while Amelia's hoping to follow Gigi and Bella's footsteps on the runway, Delilah points out she's got aspirations that set her apart from the Hadids.

Kim Kardashian North West Learns from Daddy-O How To Deal with Paps

9/22/2017 6:47 AM PDT

North West is her father Kanye's daughter when it comes to dealing with photogs, but she's also a mini Kim because she can sure steal the spotlight.

Kim, North and one of North's little pals were leaving an ice rink Thursday in the San Fernando Valley and were swarmed by paps. North chirps with her usual "no pictures, please" until mom steps in and reminds the kid what her dad told her to say ... "No questions!!!"

Blocked by a 4-year-old.

Kevin & Eniko Hart Hakuna Matata to Extortion Plot ... $118k Shower Still On!!!

9/21/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kevin Hart and his pregnant wife, Eniko, are putting his sex tape/extortion case on a side burner for at least one day because they're still putting on a super expensive baby shower amid the scandal.

According to docs, obtained by TMZ, Kevin and Eniko are dropping serious cash for a 'Lion King' themed shower on Oct. 1 at the Calamigos Beach Club in Malibu. The venue will be decked out in leopard print and safari animals pics -- and a Hart family photo "with a silhouette of pregnant Eniko leading the way."

They're also having an "Experience Bar" where guests can sample exotic foods and dress up like tribal warriors -- and a game show similar to "The Price Is Right" where guests can win prizes. All set to 'Lion King' music, of course.

It don't come cheap -- according to the docs, the whole shebang is costing them $117,855. But that includes $1,500 for a chimp in a diaper ... so it's a steal.

We're thinking Kevin's gift budget might go up slightly though. 

Kobe Bryant Daughter Doin' Hoop Work ... Introducing 'Mambacita'

9/18/2017 7:17 AM PDT
Breaking News

Hey WNBA (hell, maybe NBA), Kobe Bryant's daughter is coming to dominate you all ... here's video of the making of a new Mamba -- and it seems like the snake doesn't slither far from the father.

Kobe posted video of his 11-year-old daughter, Gianna, getting some work in ... and that work was learning some signature Bryant moves -- the same moves that dominated the NBA for 20 years.

Bryant explained the workout in one of his captions, saying they were both inspired to get up and sweat by the upcoming WNBA Finals rematch ... and debuted a new nickname for her -- "Mambacita."

Yeah, it's on. 

Chester Bennington Widow Posts Vid of Him with Fam ... Great Mood 36 Hours Before Suicide

9/17/2017 11:21 AM PDT

Chester Bennington appeared happy and engaged with his own family less than 2 days before his hanging suicide ... based on a video his widow shared.

Talinda Bennington posted a video of Chester hanging out with one of his sons eating jelly beans ... she says it was shot just 36 hours before his death.

She captioned the vid saying "This is what depression looked like to us just 36 hrs b4 his death. He loved us SO much & we loved him." 

We broke the story ... Chester committed suicide by hanging in July ... much like his good friend and fellow musician Chris Cornell did just a couple months before.

Talinda seems to be making a point here -- even though Chester might have been deeply depressed ... he was able to mask it well enough around those closest to him. She's already taken steps to prevent copycat cases by putting together an org to help fight suicide.

Kevin Hart I'm Being Extorted Over a Sexually Suggestive Video

9/16/2017 5:33 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

6:39 PM PT -- Sources who have seen the video tell TMZ there are several clips. The first appears to show a woman and Kevin in a club getting cozy. The tape then cuts to a bed, where you don't see the people in the bed ... but hear creaking and  what could be people having sex. You never see Kevin in the 2nd clip. The 3rd clip shows 2 people milling around a room, one of them looks vaguely like Kevin.

We're told the person allegedly extorting Kevin has demanded payment from him to avoid the tape's release. 

Kevin Hart is getting out in front of a messy situation by apologizing publicly to his wife and kids, and TMZ has learned it's all over a video that looks like he's cheating.

Kevin profusely apologized to his pregnant wife, Eniko Parrish, and his kids on Instagram Saturday ... saying he recently made some mistakes he deeply regrets. 

Sources tell TMZ a woman has allegedly demanded money from Kevin after shooting a video with him in which Kevin and the woman are engaged in "sexually suggestive" conduct. We are told it is NOT a sex tape, but looks like it is a prelude to sex. We're told that at a point in the tape when the action is the heaviest, you cannot actually see Kevin. 

A rep for Kevin tells us ... "Someone tried to set Kevin up in a failed extortion attempt. As law enforcement is involved, we cannot comment further as it could affect the investigation." 

Serena Williams' Baby I have a Battle Cry And an Instagram Page!!!

9/16/2017 6:55 AM PDT

Serena Williams's baby is just weeks old, but she's already making a name for herself.

Serena posted this pic of Alexis with a onesie that is more like a mantra for what is going to be her life.

Alexis is wasting no time becoming famous. Check out her new Instagram page, with more than 21,000 followers.  

The baby's dad, Alexis Ohanian, is pictured with his daughter ... or at least his arm is.

We've been on the hunt trying to figure out if a famous kid of one sex has ever been named after his or her parent of the other sex, but so far we've come up dry.

Chrissy Teigen Scoffs at John Legend Breakup Rumors Here's Why We're Staying Together

9/15/2017 4:46 PM PDT

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend aren't going the way of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Ben Affleck and Jen Garner, Fergie and Josh Duhamel ... they're in it for the long haul, according to Chrissy.

We got Chrissy coming out of LAX Friday with baby Luna in hand. She blasted InTouch for running a cover story that the two were breaking up.

The couple just celebrated their 4-year wedding anniversary ... and Chrissy knows why it's gonna last.

Oh in touch go fuck yourselves, you exclusively dumb pieces of trash

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Kathy Griffin's Sister Joyce Dead after Cancer Battle

9/15/2017 3:47 PM PDT
Breaking News

Kathy Griffin's sister, Joyce -- the one stricken with cancer who inspired Kathy to shave her head in July -- has lost her battle.

Joyce Griffin succumbed to an undisclosed form of cancer after undergoing extensive chemotherapy.

You'll recall, 2 months ago Kathy shaved her head in solidarity.

It's been tough for Kathy. Her older brother, Gary Griffin, died of esophageal cancer in 2014. Another sibling of Kathy's also died young. She had 4 siblings. Now there are 2.

Joyce was 65 years old. RIP.

Alan Thicke's Widow Scores Court Win Against Sons ... For Now

9/14/2017 2:14 PM PDT

Alan Thicke's widow, Tanya Callau, just got an assist from the judge in her legal battle with his 2 sons over her prenup and the future of Alan's estate.

The judge threw out a petition filed by Robin Thicke and his brother, Brennan, Thursday to block Tanya from challenging the prenup she signed with their dad. The judge decided the brothers' concern was misplaced, because there was no evidence Callau had any intention of mounting a challenge.

This is exactly what Tanya claimed back in July, as reported by TMZ, when she accused the boys of filing the legal docs simply to trash her in the media and make her look like a greedy widow.

It's not a complete victory for Callau, though -- the judge left the door open for Robin and Brennan to file a new petition on the matter, but he would "need more specifics." Their lawyer suggests they will, because there are other disputed issues besides the prenup ... like exactly how to divvy up Alan's property.

Tanya's insisted she just wants what's rightfully hers -- a cut of Alan's ranch, a right to live there and chunk of his other assets.

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