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Kardashian Family Photo Mystery Guy Identified ... I'm with Kanye!

11/30/2015 3:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1130-kardashian-thanksgiving-arrow-sakiya-INSTAGRAM-01Everyone chill ... the Kardashian/Jenner Thanksgiving family portrait was NOT photobombed -- turns out the random dude in camo is super tight with Kanye West.

Our Kardashian sources tell us the guy's name is Sakiya Sandifer and he's practically family. He grew up with Kanye in Chicago, and they co-authored "Thank You and You're Welcome" ... the 2009 book of sayings that inspired Kanye. He also wrote his own book, "Think Think Think and Think Again."

We're told the thoughtful guy happened to be in L.A. on biz, so Yeezy invited him for turkey dinner.

This wasn't his first rodeo with the fam -- Sakiya was in Kim and Kanye's wedding, and walked Kylie down the aisle.


Sinead O'Connor Ranting Against Her Family Again ... 'You're Dead to Me'

11/30/2015 7:54 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1130-sinead-oconnor-getty-facebookSinead O'Connor is alive and (physically) well and back at it again ... blasting her family and calling them "child stealing murderers." 

O'Connor once again took to Facebook to trash her children, a few baby daddies and her sister ... saying, "I'm s*** to you. You're dead to me. You killed your mother. You stole my sons." 

The vitriolic diatribe was her second in as many days ... after her first note, posted Sunday morning, appeared to be a suicide note directed to those same family members. 

O'Connor claimed in that post to have taken an overdose of pills, but she was later found "safe and sound" in Dublin and was reportedly getting medical attention.  


Kardashian/Jenner Family Good 'Blend' for Thanksgiving

11/27/2015 6:43 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1127-kardasian-dinner-launch-02Kylie Jenner posted a  beautiful Thanksgiving family pic with the caption, "Thankful for my blended family."  

It's interesting she refers to the fam as "blended," since the Kardashians and Jenner girls have been living as one since Kylie was born.

So, blended how?  And who's the dude in the camo shirt?


Gwyneth, Chris They Do Thanksgiving Right

11/27/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1127-martin-platrow-instagram-01Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin feasted on a kale-festooned Thanksgiving meal with the whole family in tact.

Gwyneth, Chris, Apple and Moses joined friends and relatives at her home NYC home for what looks like a relatively healthy and presumptively delicious dinner.

They figured out how to make divorce work.

Chris Rock Mystery Girl's Dad Says She Was Not Adopted ... Mum on Money

11/26/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1125-chris-rock-ntombi-splashThe biological father of the 7-year-old girl who lived with Chris Rock and his estranged wife for 7 years tells TMZ the Rock family never adopted the little girl, but he refuses to say if any money changed hands.

Crispen Khanyile says his ex-girlfriend gave birth to Ntombi on February 23, 2008 ... this according to a private investigator's report commissioned by an interested party in the case. According to the report, both Crispen and the mother, Precious Ndebele, were unemployed at the time, living on the outskirts of Johannesburg.

The couple had 2 other kids and it appears the situation was increasingly desperate. When the private investigator interviewed Precious last year, she said she was living in a slum and selling secondhand clothes on the streets. The investigator said the conditions were "not conducive for human living." 

Crispen would not discuss the arrangement with the adoptive parents, but simply said we should speak with Malaak, Chris' estranged wife.  

It's interesting ... the P.I. says Crispen told him last year Ntombi was living with adoptive parents in the U.S., but when we spoke with Crispen on Wednesday, it was clear ... there was NO adoption.

As we reported, Ntombi has been living in the U.S. with the Rock family on a visitor visa, requiring her to return to South Africa once a year. Chris has not seen the girl since he split with Malaak and we're told he believes she did something shady to get Ntombi into the U.S.

And one final twist ... Malaak's lawyer just broke his silence and said his client is actively trying to legally adopt Ntombi. He did not say when the process started or what has taken so long.

Casey Kasem Kids Sue His Widow

11/25/2015 5:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1125_jean-kasem_gettyCasey Kasem's kids and his brother think his widow abused him so badly it caused his 2014 death.

Julie, Mike and Kerri Kasem just filed a lawsuit against Jean Kasem for wrongful death. In the docs, they say Jean repeatedly blocked them from seeing their father, and they say that separation caused him great emotional distress.

The children along with Casey's brother, Mouner, say their father was doing as fine as could be -- considering he had dementia -- when Jean took him on a 7 day journey all over the Western U.S. ... but when they returned, he had a massive bed sore that was deeply infected, according to the docs.

The suit also says Casey's death, on Father's Day, was the result of a staph infection, UTI, and sepsis ... all brought on by Jean's neglect.

Jean dodged criminal charges for elder abuse back in May ... when L.A. prosecutors cited insufficient evidence of any wrongdoing. We're told that didn't sit well with Casey's children, and their frustration was part of their motivation to file this lawsuit.

They're suing for $250,000 for Casey's pain and suffering during his life, as well as a host of other damages.

Chris Rock Mystery 7-Year-Old Lived with Family on Pleasure Visa

11/25/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1124-chris-rock-gettyThe 7-year-old South African girl who mysteriously began living with Chris Rock and his now estranged wife for years has been in the U.S. with the help of a visitor visa ... TMZ has learned. 

As TMZ reported, a little girl named Ntombi began living with Chris and Malaak in 2008, when she was just 6 months old. There is no evidence the Rock family ever adopted the child, but they treated her like a daughter, making her part of the family and enrolling her in school. 

Our sources say Ntombi entered the country on a B2 "visitor for pleasure" visa. The visa allows the visitor to stay in the U.S. for up to 1 year, after which time the visitor must go back to her country and fill out paperwork before coming back.  

We're told Ntombi and Malaak went back to South Africa every year and reconnected with the girl's biological family, which included a mom, a dad, a brother and a sister. We're told each time, Ntombi and Malaak returned to the U.S. in short order.

Sources connected with Chris say he has no idea if money ever changed hands from his family to Ntombi's parents. We tried reaching Malaak's lawyer, but never got a call back.

The Gap Band Lawsuit I Dropped a Bomb on My Brother

11/25/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


R&B legend "Uncle" Charlie Wilson is at war with his brother over just who exactly IS The Gap Band ... and who gets to keep making money off of the name. 

Ronnie Wilson filed a lawsuit claiming Charlie is derailing his efforts to launch a comeback tour. In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Ronnie says he recently booked 2 big gigs -- one at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in NYC, and another at Howard Theatere in Washington, D.C.

Ronnie says after he sealed the deals, Charlie -- who left the band in 2009 -- had his people step in and somehow interfere with the bookings. Ronnie says both venues pulled the plug.

The elder Wilson points out his band existed for years before kid bro Charlie joined in '72. 


Ronnie says his new Gap Band stood to make more than $20k from the 2 gigs. He's suing for damages and to get the court to block Charlie from interfering with future bookings.

His point -- you might have been the lead singer, but this band is MINE, bro.

Gavin Rossdale Out with the Nanny ... But Not THAT One

11/24/2015 3:51 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1124_Gavin_rossdale_new_nanny_INFGavin Rossdale has reset the nanny button ... the former Gwen Stefani look-alike nanny who tabloids linked to him is gone, ain't the one he's out in public with any more.

Gavin, the nanny, and one-year-old Apollo strolled the streets of Brentwood Tuesday ... and the nanny looks all business. We're told she's been with the family since Apollo's birth. 

Our sources say Gavin and Gwen will share joint custody of the kids and that includes all child-rearing decisions ... including the selection of nannies. 


Romeo Lawyers Have Brainwashed My Mom

11/24/2015 3:37 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1124-romeo-master-p-sonya-miller-INSTAGRAM-TMZ-01Romeo took a page out of Shakespeare -- the playwright who inspired his name -- who once wrote, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers" ... that seems to be the fate he wishes for his mom's attorney.

Romeo unleashed his anger on the attorneys who just served him with a lawsuit filed by his own mother, claiming he conspired with Master P to screw her out of money. 

Sonya Miller sued Romeo, but he says she's a puppet and her lawyers are pulling the strings ... "Today I was SERVED by my own mother and although it hurts, I know that she can't be 100% behind all of these ridiculous moves but instead is being guided by another's greed."

Romeo says, "It sucks because the only reason I've ever worked so hard was to make my mother proud."

He says he hasn't spoken with his mom in months. He then blames the media for fueling these stories by spreading "rumors" he was hiding money. Fact is, that's what his mom alleges in her lawsuit against him.

Kylie Jenner Kris Gives Stamp of Approval to Tyga

11/24/2015 6:21 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kylie Jenner clearly wanted to send a message Monday when she posted this video, and the message goes way further than showing everyone she's back with Tyga.

Check out the fleeting glimpse of Kris Jenner. As we reported, some family members were elated Kylie had broken up with Tyga, because they didn't think he was right for her. 

Kris apparently wanted to show her support for the relationship by posing next to Tyga's birthday cake.

BTW, in the world of the Kardashians ... that does not necessarily mean Kris approves.

Gilbert Arenas' Dad My Son Is The Next LeBron ... Of The Movie Biz

11/23/2015 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Gilbert Arenas' father thinks his son can be every bit the star LeBron James is ... just not on the basketball court ... saying that Agent Zero might be following the King's lead as the next big thing in the movies.

We got Gilbert Sr. out attending a basketball game at Grant High (Jr.'s alma mater) when the subject turned to what Gil is gonna do now that it seems his basketball career is over for good.

It's an interesting question ... the younger Arenas made over $140 MILLION during his NBA career and is only 33 years old ... so it might be good to find another passion.

Check out the clip -- Gilbert Sr. says his boy has another passion and it's the same one he had ... the movies ... saying he totally sees Gilbert jumping into the movie game just like LeBron.

Akon Hey Mom, Merry Early XMAS Take My Home, Please

11/23/2015 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1120_akon_Kine-Gueye-Thiam_tmz_gettyAkon already feels the holiday spirit ... he just turned over the deed to his Atlanta home to his mom.

It's a 5 bedroom pad about an hour outside of the ATL. Akon bought the home a decade ago for $293k but his digs are now much grander ... a mansion in the Atlanta burbs.

The bond between Akon and his mom goes beyond blood. They both devote a lot of time to the Konfidence Foundation, which helps kids in West Africa. She's the president/CEO. 

There might be another reason for the transfer ... Akon's got a bunch of outstanding tax liens ... so it'll be a lot harder for Uncle Sam to go after the crib.

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