Lyssa Chapman -- who starred with her dad on "Dog The Bounty Hunter" -- was just involved in a serious car crash in Honolulu where she lives, TMZ has learned.
Her mother, Beth Chapman, tells TMZ ... Baby Lyssa was in an accident and had "all our kids in the car." Lyssa has two daughters.
Emergency crews were called to the scene ... it's unclear if there were any injuries or what caused the crash. But pieces of the car were strewn all over the road and the vehicle's airbags were deployed.
We're contacting Honolulu PD for more info ....
Story developing ...
Robert Downey Jr.
Shows Up for Son's Drug Plea
9/12/2014 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Robert Downey Jr. showed up in court today to support his son Indio who pled guilty to drug charges -- but he could have a clean record in no time at all ... and the judge used Iron Man as inspiration.
Indio clearly impressed the judge with a glowing letter from his rehab facility -- where Indio has been since his arrest 2 months ago.
Judge Keith Schwartz made a point of acknowledging Indio's famous dad by saying, "I know in life people always look up to superheroes, but I think you might have contact or an inside as to one superhero -- that's Iron Man."
Indio pled guilty to felony cocaine possession -- but the judge said the conviction will be wiped clean if Indio stays clean and sober for 18 months and finishes his program.
Indio is prohibited from being around anyone who sells, buys or uses drugs.
The courtroom scene was moving ... As Indio and his lawyer, Blair Berk, faced the judge, Robert -- who has his own history with drug addiction which he has kicked in breathtaking form -- watched attentively.
Her Father Dies After Fall
9/12/2014 5:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nicole Kidman's father, Dr. Antony Kidman died Friday in Singapore, reportedly after a fall in his hotel room.
Singapore police say they are investigating the "unnatural death," a term often used in Singapore for falls or accidents. He was in the country visiting his daughter Antonia, Nicole's sister.
Kidman was a clinical psychologist and was awarded an Order of Australia medal in 2005 for his contributions to clinical psychology.
The University of Technology, Sydney (where Kidman had worked) confirmed his passing in a statement, saying, "It is with great sadness that we learn of Dr. Tony Kidman’s sudden passing ... Tony will be missed by all at UTS. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.”
Before Dropping Baby
9/11/2014 12:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mila Kunis -- who's about to pop out a little bambino -- found the easiest way to babyproof her L.A. mansion ... just get rid of it ... and make a million bucks in the process.
Kunis sold her Laurel Canyon digs Wednesday for $3.825 million -- slightly less than her asking price.
She bought the 4,900 sq. ft. 5-bedroom crib back in 2008 for $2.885M.
As we've reported ... her fiance Ashton Kutcher is currently trying to unload his pad in Lake Hollywood Estates for $12 mil. They've already bought a place together in the Bev Hills area for $10.2M.
Now a Prisoner
Leaves Pissed Off Wife Behind
9/10/2014 8:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Apollo Nida is on his way to prison right now -- at the time this story was posted -- but we've learned he went out with a nightclub bang that has royally pissed off his wife.
Phaedra Parks is telling friends Apollo has essentially abandoned his family for the last 2 months ... choosing drinking and strip clubs over his wife and 2 kids.
She says over the last week things got so bad and so tense she feared physical abuse ... although nothing happened. The 2 haven't even spoken in a week.
Apollo now begins his 8 year prison sentence for cashing stolen checks and laundering more than 2 million dollars.
We spoke to Apollo ... who had no comment ... but we're told he's pissed off at her for various reasons, including the fact that she didn't show up for his court hearings and she's been on a book tour during the last few months ... rather than comforting him.
A rep for Phaedra tells us the situation has put a "tremendous strain" on her family ... and she's working hard to bring back a sense of normalcy to everyone's lives.
I Haven't Finished
Watching 'The Sopranos'
9/10/2014 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
James Gandolfini's son was too young to watch "The Sopranos" while it was on, but even though he's now a mature 14 ... he hasn't finished the series.
Michael Gandolfini told our photog he wasn't allowed to watch his father's most famous work, but he's seen some of it now ... but not the infamous ending.
Michael also revealed his favorite show on TV now ... and we think it's something James would have definitely enjoyed.
Let Me Ass You A Question
9/10/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Khloe Kardashian's been crushing it in the gym ... drawing ever closer to the ultimate goal -- because on the Kardashian family tree there can only be one ass to rule them all.
Everyone, including Khloe, knows Kim's been the standard bearer ... the most famous butt in the family
So, here it is -- Kim vs. Khloe, kakes vs. kakes. Khloe actually answered ... but do you agree?
G.R.L. Singer Simone Battle
Money Problems a Factor in Suicide
9/9/2014 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
G.R.L. singer Simone Battle had been struggling with financial problems before committing suicide ... TMZ has learned.
We know friends and family members told law enforcement ... Battle was depressed over money issues recently -- the family wasn't specific but they were clear ... money was bringing her down.
The family didn't quite understand, because Battle was part of a successful singing group that had just completed an overseas tour.
People close to Battle told cops ... she was frustrated that she hadn't hit in the U.S. and worried she never would. Apparently Battle wasn't cutting it financially overseas.
We broke the story ... the 25-year-old singer was found hanging from a clothing rod in a bedroom closet of her West Hollywood home. Her boyfriend found the body about 8:30 A.M. We're told he had last seen her alive about 5 hours earlier.
'My Five Wives' Dad
$318K Debt Wiped Clean
Gets To Keep Wedding Ring
9/9/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Reality star Brady Williams' life just got a lot simpler -- even though he's still got 5 wives -- 'cause he just unloaded more than $300K worth of debt in his bankruptcy case.
And more good news ... he gets to keep his wedding ring.
We broke the story ... Williams -- who heads the polygamous clan on "My Five Wives" -- was deep in the hole because of loans and credit card debt. Among the handful of assets he listed -- a $50 wedding ring and $3.61 in the bank.
According to court docs, obtained by TMZ ... $318K in debts were wiped clean.
Besides the ring, Williams will keep the things that made him go belly up in the first place -- his 5 wives and 24 children.
Fun Fact: By law, he has to wait 8 years before he can do this again.
Author Who 'Bamboozled' My Mom Says ...
I Owe Her $83K
9/9/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tyrese Gibson owes more than $83K to a woman who claims he ruined her life after she wrote a book about his mom ... but Tyrese says the author is the one who's guilty of taking advantage of his mother.
Cynthia Banks claims she befriended Tyrese's mom Priscilla a few years back ... and agreed to write a book about Priscilla's 27-year struggle with alcoholism. Banks says the Gibson children cooperated with her on the book -- except Tyrese, who publicly trashed the author and ruined her reputation.
Banks filed a lawsuit against him in Texas, where she lived ... but when he failed to respond to the suit, a judge awarded her $75K.
Banks says Tyrese never paid -- so now she's coming after him in California. She's asking an L.A. judge to order him to fork over the money, which has ballooned to $83K due to interest charges.
Tyrese says he had no idea Banks had filed a lawsuit against him, but claims she "bamboozled" his mother at a low point in her life. He told us, "I did what I had to do to protect my mother from this woman who took advantage of her while she was in rehab."
He added his mother has been sober for 7 years, and the whole family is standing together "to make sure this goes away."
9/8/2014 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West was faced with a big challenge -- walk through an airport with photogs and fans hounding him and Kim Kardashian without losing his temper ... and he passed with flying colors.
Kim and Kanye were walking with baby North through the airport in Melbourne over the weekend ... and security did nothing to stop a slew of fans from walking up to them and snapping pics.
Not only did Kanye not snap ... he even smiled a few times! What is going on here?!?!?
Kanye pled no contest in March for beating up a photographer at LAX back in July 2013. He got 24 months informal probation as part of the plea deal ... so flipping at an airport again would probably land him some jail time.
Still ... it's amazing to see him so restrained.
Teen Singer Jadagrace
I've Got A Record Deal
To Go With My TV Show
9/8/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Teen singer/actress Jadagrace can't even drive yet ... but she's already making bank after signing a lucrative new recording contract -- well, lucrative by most 15-year-olds' standards.
Jadagrace has inked a deal with West Gate record company to make up to 5 albums. According to the contract -- obtained by TMZ -- she'll collect a hefty advance of up to $60K for each one -- not a fortune in the music biz ... but it beats workin' a fast food drive-thru.
Not that money's an issue, anyway ... she's already starring in her own TV show, "The Jadagrace Show."
Accused of Stealing 'Virtual Closet' App
9/7/2014 7:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lindsay Lohan has been accused of stealing before ... but never digitally -- which is exactly what one web developer says LiLo and her brother Michael Jr. have done.
Lindsay and MiLo allegedly struck a deal with a tech entrepreneur named Fima Potik to work on his startup called Spotted Friend ... according to the NY Post.
The app allows users to see what clothes celebrities have in their closet ... then gives the person a chance to buy the threads -- and the celebs get a cut of the profits
LiLo tweeted about Spotted Friend in July 2013 ... but for some reason, the group parted ways -- and last month the Lohans started raising money for a similar app.
Now MiLo Jr, Lindsay and their new business partner have reportedly been slapped with a cease and desist ... threatening swift legal action if she doesn't stop.
Lilo's lawyer fired back, "Allegations of any impropriety in Lindsay Lohan’s business relationship concerning this Web site are inaccurate and clearly designed to capitalize on her worldwide recognition as a fashion icon.