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Kevin & Eniko Hart Hakuna Matata to Extortion Scandal $118k Baby 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.

Fergie & Josh Duhamel Splitsville After 8-Year Marriage

9/14/2017 12:07 PM PDT
Breaking News

Fergie and Josh Duhamel are separating after 8 years of marriage.

The couple just released a statement saying, "With absolute love and respect we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year. To give our family the best opportunity to adjust we wanted to keep this a private matter before sharing it with the public. We are and will always be united in our support of each other and our family."

The two were together in July.

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The couple has one child, 4-year-old Axl.

They initially began dating when Fergie appeared on Duhamel's show, "Las Vegas." They dated 5 years before tying the knot at a lavish event in Malibu.

During their marriage, the two would often talk about their love affair -- even appearing on Oprah together -- Josh said Fergie was the yin to his yang, and the best thing that had ever happened to him.

Serena Williams Drops 1st Baby Pic Reveals Hospital Complications

9/13/2017 6:27 AM PDT
Breaking News

Here she is ... the first kid to ever win a major tennis tournament from inside the womb!!!!

Serena Williams and baby daddy Alexis Ohanian just revealed the first pic of their brand new daughter -- Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr.

That's right ... she's got the same name as her daddy -- and she's a junior!

Serena says Alexis Jr. weighed 6 lbs 14 ounces when she was born on Sept. 1.

And she's already crediting the kid with winning a Grand Slam title, since Serena won the Australian Open while she was pregnant with A2.

But the delivery wasn't exactly smooth sailing -- 35-year-old Serena says there were "a lot of complications" at the hospital that required them to stay there for 6 or 7 days.

The good news ... everything seems fine now and Serena says, "Look what we got! A baby girl!"

Congrats!

Mel B Badgers Woman to Testify Stephen Raped Her

9/12/2017 2:15 PM PDT

Mel B's being accused of harassing another potential witness in her divorce war with Stephen Belafonte ... and this time the woman claims Mel wants her to lie about rape.

TMZ has confirmed ... a  22-year-old Swedish student allegedly had threesomes with Mel B and Belafonte and made sex tapes -- just like with their former nanny, Lorraine Gilles.

The student claims she got a surprise call from Mel and, according to the Daily Mail, Mel told her ... "Your sex tape is already out there and your name is already out there and you have to be in court in about 2 or 3 weeks."

Mel allegedly told her it's the law for her to appear in court, and insinuated she wanted the student to testify that Belafonte raped her in the sex tape. She claims Mel said ... "I know about the sex act and that you were crying and saying 'no' and I want you to be in court for that."

The Swedish student denied Belafonte raped her. Our sources say Mel then became angry and tried to badger her into saying he did.

The Daily Mail report comes on the heels of news broken by TMZ that Mel B's under criminal investigation for witness tampering ... for allegedly threatening rapper Siya if she testified against her.

Janet Jackson Wissam Made Her Feel Like a Prisoner ... Says Randy Jackson

9/12/2017 1:52 PM PDT

Janet Jackson was verbally abused by her estranged husband, Wissam Al Mana, particularly while she was pregnant with their son ... this according to Janet's older brother, Randy Jackson

Randy claims Wissam called Janet a "bitch" every day while she was expecting. Randy added, "It came on later in the relationship, verbal abuse and being [made to feel like] a prisoner in her own home." 

He went on to tell PEOPLE Janet's been breaking down into tears backstage during her recently resumed world tour ... because "the abuse is still going on" through harassment related to the custody battle over Eissa.

Wissam's attorneys said they would not dignify the hurtful allegations with a response.

Aaron Carter I Don't Talk to My Family ... They're Lying About Suicide Concerns

9/12/2017 6:43 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Aaron Carter's family is full of crap and merely trying to keep him down on his knees ... according to Aaron.

Aaron was in NYC Monday evening when a photog asked him about police coming to his home 3 times in one day. As TMZ first reported, at least one of those calls was placed by a family member concerned Aaron might harm himself, or relapse into substance abuse.

The troubled singer's blowing off those concerns, and says he doesn't even talk to anyone in his family ... besides his mother. As he puts it, "When I'm trying to get back up on my feet, don't try to swing me off my feet."

On a positive note -- he appears to have a new chick, fresh off his breakup with the last. He was spotted Monday night in Times Square with the mystery woman, only identified as Chloe. She's reportedly a fan who paid for a meet-and-greet with Aaron.

Score!

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