LeBron James' kid is gooooood.
9-year-old LeBron James Jr. -- aka Bronny -- made some INSANE highlight reel shots at the 2014 Ronald Searles Holiday Classic in Houston.
Bronny is one of the top ranked 4th graders in the country (yes, they rank 4th graders) ... and it's obvious why -- the kid can shoot, dribble and pass like ... well, like his dad.
LeBron tweeted about his son's performance after the game ... saying, "Proud of you son! Great job in Houston and congrats on bringing home 1st place."
'Real Housewife' Phaedra Parks
Me and the Kids Are Going
To the Big House For XMAS!
12/18/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Phaedra Parks says she's going to prison for the holidays, and she may be bringing her kids.
Phaedra's hubby Apollo Nida is serving an 8 year sentence for money laundering and check fraud, and it looked like it would be the loneliest of times because Phaedra said she would NOT visit him.
But she's softened for the holidays, and now says her and the kids will probably go on a field trip to the big house.
And check this out ... even though she's said she'll divorce Apollo, she's still wearing the ring.
Ray & Janay Rice
Fireball Shots & Card Games
At Surprise Party
12/16/2014 10:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ray and Janay Rice partied hard Monday night ... their friends threw them a surprise party -- complete with cake and hard booze -- to celebrate being in Baltimore for seven years.
Janay posted a few pics from the party at their home -- looks like they played Cards Against Humanity and drank beers and a handle of Fireball.
We don't know what Ray was drinking, but as we first reported -- he blamed the entire elevator incident on hard alcohol and told friends he was swearing off the stuff completely.
Janay captioned her pics with: "our Bmore family is seriously the best!!! We thought we were having a normal Monday night then the doorbell rang...little did we know there they were with drinks, food, games, and the most of all love & support!"
One of her hashtags was "#lovenomatterwhereweare" ... perhaps an acknowledgment that after 7 years they'll most likely be leaving Baltimore when -- and if -- Ray gets picked up by another NFL team.
Does the Splits at Disney On Ice
12/15/2014 9:22 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West was your typical doting dad when he and Kim Kardashian took North to see Disney on Ice ... that is, until he mysteriously disappeared from the arena.
The West family had front row seats at Staples Center Sunday ... along with Kourtney's kids, Mason and Penelope, Brittny and Lisa Gastineau, and Ciara and her kid.
Yeezy looked mostly happy -- especially with his nachos -- but subtly vanished from his seat later in the show ... with Lisa G. eventually taking his spot.
Kanye also didn't make the cut for Kim's post-show pic, but at least North didn't get cut out of this one.
Crops Her Own Child
OUT of Her Selfie
12/15/2014 6:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
2:50 PM PT -- Kim just copped to the photo edit ... tweeting, "Wait is this really news that I posted a selfie & cropped my daughter out? LOL … Her eyes were closed and I was feeling my look! Can I live?!?!"
Kim Kardashian doesn't like to share the spotlight with anyone, even her own daughter.
KK posted a selfie Sunday night that rather conspicuously cuts off the face of North West ... and the move did not go unnoticed.
Comments on the photo from some of Kim's 23 million followers included:
-- "Seriously you can't even let your own child in a picture with you #selfishness"
-- "Lmao if she loved her child she wouldnt have cropped out the pic"
-- "Narcissism at it's finest"
-- "crop game strongggg, poor North your mom would rather showoff a brick wall than you.....SHAME!!!"
In all fairness, that is a lovely wall.
Milla Jovovich -
... Wants New Identity
12/14/2014 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Milla Jovovich is destroying her good name -- for the second time -- she's going to court to get yet another name change.
Right now the sultry zombie killer's legal name is Milla Anderson-Jovovich -- she's married to director Paul W.S. Anderson. But now she's flipping out ... filing court docs to switch it around to Jovovich-Anderson.
The "Resident Evil" vixen's motives might have something to do with their 7-year-old daughter, Ever Gabo -- in the same docs she's requesting the daughter's last name get the same Jovovich-Anderson treatment.
Let's just call Milla hot and forget about it.
Creed's Scott Stapp
Loses Custody of Kids
12/12/2014 1:51 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Scott Stapp's downward spiral continues ... he has lost custody of his 3 kids.
A Florida judge has ruled ... the former Creed frontman's soon-to-be ex-wife Jaclyn will have sole legal and physical custody of their 3 kids. There's no indication from the ruling that Scott even gets visitation.
The judge also ruled Scott has no right to stay in the family home -- it's exclusively for Jaclyn and the kids.
Scott has been off the rails for a while ... Jaclyn says he's delusional because he's taking a pharmacy of drugs, including coke, weed and meth. She's trying to get him involuntarily committed for 60 days.
Warning All U Girls
Sugar Bear's Still a Cheater
12/11/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Mama June is back on the attack against Sugar Bear, claiming he's still on the prowl for women ... lots of them.
June vented on her personal Facebook page ... complaining she's taking all the heat for dating Mark McDaniel while SB is playing the victim when actually he's "a cheater and a big player."
She says Sugar Bear is trying to snare girls through Snapchat. She also admits she's rifled through his phone and found concrete proof he's on the hunt.
TMZ broke the story ... Mama June claimed she broke up with SB after she found he was trolling online dating sites. But then we found out she was dating the man who served time for molesting her daughter, and everything changed.
And get this ... Mama J thinks Sugar Bear is a lady killer, warning, "he has already scammed many girls on here to fell in love with them," adding, "so baby if u think u r his one in only u r wrong big time."
Don't hate the playa.
Robbed Me Blind!
12/10/2014 11:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Anna "Chickadee" Cardwell is accusing her mother Mama June of stealing all the money she made from their reality show ... telling Dr. Phil she's been left almost penniless.
Chickadee says Mama June handled all her accounts because she was underage. She claims her savings account was whittled down to $17.89 ... and her trust fund plummeted from $30,000 to $15,400.
She lawyered up and demanded her money back.
Mama June claims she sent Anna a cashier's check ... but Chickadee says, it's the oldest line in the book ... the check's in the mail.
Settles with Brooke
After Booze, Abuse Allegations
12/9/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Charlie Sheen just settled the latest custody war with Brooke Mueller, who accused him of drunken visitations with his kids and excessive corporal punishment.
Mueller made various allegations and a court date was set for today ... but we've learned on Monday Charlie and Brooke agreed to monitored visitations.
Charlie settled, but we know he has serious beef with Mueller, saying her allegations are all part of a shakedown for cold, hard cash. He also thinks it's ridiculous that Brooke is alleging misdeeds around alcohol, because he claims the twins were born with "the ultimate child abuse" -- fetal alcohol syndrome.
We're told Brooke wanted to move out of California with the kids but Charlie objected. They settled on Brooke being allowed to move within a 50-mile radius of his house.
Charlie also says ... if he's such a horrible father, how is it that he's a good father to his other kids (photo below with Charlie, Denise and the girls).
Grizzlies Good Luck Charm?
12/8/2014 6:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The Memphis Grizzlies have a secret weapon.
It's not Marc Gasol. It's not Zach Randolph.
It's Justin Timberlake's grandmother ... the team's best good luck charm.
JT -- a minority owner of the Grizzlies -- brought his grandma to watch his hometown squad take on the Miami Heat ... and guess what? The plan worked. Memphis smashed on D-Wade and company 103-87.
Afterward, Timberlake posted the family pic and wrote, "NBD. Just flexin' real hard at this @memgrizz game with my Granny. She must be good luck... We won by 16. #GoGrizz #GoGranny."
The Grizzlies take on the red hot Mavericks tomorrow -- better get Granny a seat.
I Just Gave My Dad
Control Over $24 MIL Malibu Pad
12/7/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lady Gaga trusts her dad and knows in her heart he would never betray her ... which is why she has relinquished full control over her first home ... an insane $24 MIL spread in Malibu.
Joseph Germanotta now has power of attorney over the 6-acre estate. He can lease it, sell it, take loans against it ... pretty much do anything he wants, as long as it's in her interest.
Gaga went on Howard Stern recently and explained she runs her financial transactions past her dad for 2 reasons ... she trusts him more than anyone else, and he doesn't charge her for advice.
Germanotta -- who owns a restaurant in NYC -- could pull a Jamie Spears. Move to L.A. and start a catering business.
Becomes Primary Parent of his Kids
Shauna Sand Crushed
12/4/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A judge radically changed the joint custody arrangement Wednesday from 50/50 to the 3 girls living full-time with Lorenzo, while Shauna gets them every other weekend.
The judge was swayed by declarations filed by the 3 girls -- ages 17, 15 and 13 -- all of whom said they desperately wanted to live with their dad because their mom constantly brought new boyfriends to live with them and verbally abused them, calling them c**** and bitches.
The kids also said their mom rented out their bedrooms and 2 of them ended up sleeping on the sofa and the third slept alone in the guesthouse.
Shauna was sobbing after the ruling came down, but the girls -- all of whom were at the courthouse -- were ecstatic.