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Kris Jenner I Own 'Momager' Now! With a Big Ol' BUT

12/16/2017 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Kris Jenner can now slap the word "momager" on just about everything except the very thing that made her a household name.

Kris just locked down the trademark for "momager" after a 2-year battle, but there's a giant caveat -- she agreed not to use it for any reality TV or web programming. 

Kris applied for this in 2015, but the trademark office blocked her, claiming the name was too similar to an existing trademark someone had for "momanger." According to new docs, Kris and the "momanger" folks settled the dispute in November.

So, if Kris gets a 'KUWTK' spin-off, her options for a catchy title just went down by one.

Candice Swanepoel Preggers with #2 'Christmas Came Early'

12/15/2017 5:37 PM PST

Turns out, Candice Swanepoel wasn't just a hot mama on the beach in Brazil Friday ... she was a hot mama expecting her second child!

We posted pics of the Victoria's Secret Angel flaunting a tiny leopard bikini on the island of Fernando de Noronha, and hours later she announced her pregnancy ... via photo prominently featuring her baby bump with the caption, "Christmas came early."

Candice had her first baby -- a boy named Anaca -- in October 2016 with her longtime BF, Hermann Nicoli.

Congrats on baby #2!!!

Carrie Fisher Traumatic 'Last Jedi' Scene Hard for Family to Watch

12/15/2017 11:27 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Carrie Fisher's final 'Star Wars' scenes hit too close to home for the Fisher family ... TMZ has learned.

Carrie's brother, Todd Fisher, tells us the family recently saw 'Last Jedi' and struggled watching General Leia in one particular scene ... which was extremely traumatic for the character. We don't want to say anything more than that with the movie just being released Thursday night.

We're told the family had actually seen an early cut of the film while Carrie was still alive. They saw the scene in question back then, and say it wasn't nearly as gut-wrenching. Again we'll avoid spoilers and leave it at that.

The family did enjoy the tribute to Carrie at the end of the flick. Although Lucasfilm has already announced Carrie won't be in 'Episode IX' ... we're told the family hopes Leia will continue to live on in the 'Star Wars' world in some spirit.

They're also not opposed to a CGI Leia like we saw in 'Rogue One.'

Kenny Smith To Charles Barkley: You're Wrong About LaVar

12/14/2017 6:46 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Could LaVar Ball tear apart the family on "Inside the NBA"??

Probably not ... but Kenny Smith says his co-star, Charles Barkley, was WRONG when he blasted LaVar as a bad father who's exploiting his kids. 

TMZ Sports spoke with "The Jet" (on his way onto a jet at LAX) ... and he told us why the Big Baller's move to ship his boys to Lithuania could actually be SMART.

Kenny's not the only ex-NBA star to back Ball -- Metta World Peace says LaVar is giving LiAngelo and LaMelo a significant edge over other talented American basketball players.

George & Amal Clooney First Class Parents Gave Out Noise-Canceling Headphones for Crying Twins

12/13/2017 8:47 AM PST
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For a couple of first time parents, George and Amal Clooney pulled off a veteran mom-and-pop move when they handed out some pretty exclusive noise-canceling headphones to first class passengers on a flight from Los Angeles to England.

The gorgeous couple was with their 6-month-old twins, Alexander and Ella, on a British Airways flight this week ... and pulled off the preemptive strike in the event the twins started crying.

We're told George handed out some wireless headphones worth $350 featuring the Casamigos Tequila logo. The headphones are limited edition and hail from George and Rande Gerber's "House of Friends" ... an exclusive stash handed out to people close to them. The headphones are definitely a keepsake because only George and Rande have them.

The headphones were also accompanied by a note apologizing ahead of time in case the kiddos started bawling or getting loud. Talk about knowing your audience.

LaVar Ball Everyone Is Scared Of Me ... Cause I'm A BLACK MAN

12/13/2017 7:42 AM PST
Breaking News

LaVar Ball says there's one thing he could do differently to have everyone love him and embrace the Big Baller Brand -- be a white dude.

LaVar and his sons, LiAngelo and LaMelo, sat down with the gang on "The Breakfast Club" -- where Charlamagne Tha God asked if he thinks the perception of him would be the same if he were Caucasian.

"Heck no. They're scared of me because I'm uncontrollable. When you can't control one of us you in trouble."

Ball then explains what he means -- that a black man with a vision is a threat to the status quo, and he feels he's been vilified to a degree for being that threat.

That's not all that's in the interview ... LiAngelo spoke on the infamous UCLA-China shoplifting scandal and said he wouldn't have thanked President Trump -- but the school made him.

Metta World Peace Balls In Lithuania?! LaVar's a Genius!!!

12/12/2017 2:34 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Metta World Peace thinks LaVar Ball's move to ship his kids to Lithuania is "extremely brilliant" -- telling TMZ Sports he's putting the boys in the BEST possible position to succeed. 

And yeah, he'd dead serious. 

Metta played in both China and Italy during his pro career -- and told us going overseas will help LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball develop their game faster than they would have in the U.S.

"If it wasn't for a lack of fundamentals in the AAU system, then yeah, I would say just stay here. But overseas, the coaches are way more advanced. They give you a bit more freedom to play."

Metta also says the league in Lithuania is top-notch -- and will force the Balls to step up their game in a big way.

Prince William & Prince Harry Come Stormin' In To 'Star Wars' Premiere

12/12/2017 12:05 PM PST

Prince William and Prince Harry were royal guests on the red carpet of Europe's premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" ... and the force looks very strong with these 2.

The princes suited up for the London event Tuesday night and cruised past a line of Stormtroopers before being greeted by one of the film's stars -- BB-8.

The Royal bros are more than just your typical 'Star Wars' fans, too ... they actually filmed cameos for the movie last year. Word is, they play Stormtroopers who appear alongside Tom Hardy's character while guarding John Boyega's character, Finn.

So keep a lookout for a couple 'troopers who look just a tad out of place.

Devin Hester Retirement Plans?! My Wife's Preggo!

12/12/2017 7:59 AM PST
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Don't worry about how Devin Hester will stay busy in retirement ... the NFL legend tells TMZ Sports his wife is pregnant with a baby boy! 

After Hester announced his retirement from the NFL early Tuesday morning -- capping off a career as arguably the greatest return man of all time -- we reached out to see what his post-NFL plans are.

"Family time!!!!!!" Hester said ... "A lovely wife with 2 boys and one more boy on the way!!" 

Congrats!! 

As for Hester's football future, the 4-time Pro Bowler says he plans on coaching his sons -- who are already killing it in flag leagues!!!

Man all he does is watch my Highlights, now he cuts back every damn time!!!!!!🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Here's My Girl ... With Our New Girl!

12/12/2017 7:07 AM PST

Dwayne Johnson is celebrating a huge debut, and it ain't on a movie screen ... it's in his longtime girlfriend's womb.

The Rock and Lauren Hashian proudly showed off her baby bump in Hollywood Monday night at the 'Jumanji' premiere event. The photo op came just a few hours after they announced they're expecting their 2nd child together. The couple's first -- 2-year-old Jasmine Lia -- helped reveal they're having a girl. Again.

Dwayne also has an older daughter from his previous relationship.

Three girls. As the proud daddy put it ... #tequilatime.

Al Sharpton Feel Bad for Keaton But Tell His Mom to Cut Confederate BS

12/12/2017 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Rev. Al Sharpton says support for Keaton Jones should come with a big string attached ... now that it appears Keaton's mother has strong views about racism and the confederate flag.

Sharpton was outside NBC Studios in NYC when he told us the celebs who offered support, or even trips, to Keaton and his mom ... should demand Keaton teach his mother, Kimberly Jones, a thing or 2 about compassion.

The way Sharpton sees it, Kimberly wants the world to show her 11-year-old son sympathy for dealing with school bullies -- even though her confederate flag pics show support for slavery ... or as he puts it, "institutional state bullying."  

To be clear, the civil rights leader isn't calling for celebs and non-celebs to abandon Keaton -- but he IS saying Keaton's mother needs to learn a lesson as much as the kids who bullied her son do.

Chris Brown Chill Out ... Monkey Is Mine, Not Royalty's!!!

12/12/2017 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Chris Brown knows better than to give Royalty a pet monkey ... which is why he didn't.

Sources close to CB tell TMZ ... the baby capuchin monkey everyone saw his 3-year-old daughter cradling actually belongs to Chris. We're told he bought the exotic pet about 2 months ago ... and her name's Fiji.

As we reported ... Chris got skewered online for appearing to have bought Royalty the monkey ... with scores of fans saying the monkey posed a danger to Royalty, and belongs in the wild.

We're told Fiji's permanent address will be CB's crib, and that's the only place Royalty will get to see her. The monkey's not allowed to go to her mom, Nia Guzman's house. While that might ease safety concern's for Royalty, Fiji still won't be in the wild.

Our sources say Chris really wanted her because his idol Michael Jackson had Bubbles, the chimp. It was pretty obvious he was heading down this path when Chris flipped over one of Mally Mall's pet primates.

LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball 'It's Not About the Money' in Lithuania

12/11/2017 5:34 PM PST
Breaking News

LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball are breaking their silence about their new venture -- signing with a Lithuanian pro basketball team -- and they insist the money has nothing to do with it.

The Big Baller Brand tweeted photos Monday of LiAngelo and Lamelo signing contracts, saying "It's not about the money for the Ball Brothers."

BBB goes on to say ... "They have a passion to play Basketball and to experience playing as pros was the Goal. They have accomplished this mission and are excited to be playing on the same team to top it off. The Big Baller way!"

LiAngleo and LaMelo each signed a 1-year contract with a first division Lithuanian team. According to reports, they're not expected to make more than $500 a game. 

LaVar has previously said the ultimate goal is getting the boys to the NBA ... and he's hoping Lithuania is the right path.

The Balls are expected to report to camp in Janaury. 

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