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Kim Kardashian Don't be Fooled ... Baby Name's not Louis Vuitton-Themed

1/18/2018 1:35 PM PST
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The name of Kim and Kanye's third child remains a mystery but, despite juicy Internet speculation, it has NOTHING to do with Louis Vuitton.

We're told Kim's Instagram post of the iconic Louis Vuitton print Wednesday that whipped fans into a frenzy was meant to honor Kim Jones, not drop a baby name hint.

We're told Jones -- LV's menswear designer since 2011 -- showed his latest collection on the runway Wednesday night, so Kim K's post was simply a shout-out. Jones also once designed a shoe with Kanye.

Adding fuel to this Louis Vuitton baby name theory is the fact Kim also shared a shot of her trash bins plastered with the LV logo a few days before their baby girl was born, but again ... we're told it's just a coincidence.

As for any true leads on the baby name ... Kanye's no help either.

Kathie Lee Gifford Kris Jenner Won't Co-Host 'Today' ... Tomorrow, Or the Next Day

1/18/2018 6:47 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Kathie Lee Gifford is shutting down rumors Kris Jenner will replace Hoda Kotb as her co-host on 'Today' ... even though she says she'd make a great one.

We got Kathie Wednesday leaving Michael's New York and asked if a Hollywood rumor going around that Kris was interested and "campaigning hard" for the co-host gig was true -- after Hoda permanently replaced Matt Lauer from 7 to 9 AM.

Kathie assures us Hoda's sticking around in the 4th hour -- apparently, she's under a long-term contract. 

What's interesting ... Kathie kinda seems to leave the door open for a hypothetical Jenner run -- keyword, hypothetical.

Ted Cruz The Internet's a Strange Place

1/18/2018 6:17 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Senator Ted Cruz doesn't have problems with the truthfulness of Donald Trump's physical results, but he has a big problem with people who are throwing his personal stats around.

Cruz was on Capitol Hill Wednesday when our photog asked whether he believed Trump was really 6'3". Cruz had no issues with that, but when the photog asked about his own height -- reportedly 5'10" -- he went off on a strange place he calls the Internet.

Bottom line ... Ted's clearly a believer that size matters.

Kim and Kanye We're Not Selling Baby Pics ... It's Just Immoral

1/17/2018 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been offered multi-million dollar deals to provide first photos of their new baby ... and they have REJECTED all of them.

Sources familiar with the offers tell TMZ, various websites and magazines started making offers months ago. All of the offers were north of a million dollars and several outlets offered between $2 and $5 million.

The offers were never entertained ... they were immediately rejected. We're told Kim and Kanye would never consider taking money for the first photos of the baby ... doing so would violate their morals.

But there's more ... Kim and Kanye place the security and safety of their family above all else. They realize the media will eventually get pictures of the baby but they want to do it on their own timetable ... when they're comfortable the safety of the baby is secured. 

As for what they've done in the past ... Kim and Kanye posted the first pic of North 2 months after she was born. As for Saint, they also waited a little more than 2 months.

So check Kim's Instagram in March.

Aaron Rodgers, Danica Patrick First Pic Together in Public ... Fuels Dating Rumors

1/14/2018 3:00 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick seem to be rounding out the first lap of their rumored romance -- 'cause now they're dining together out in the open ... as seen here.

The Packers QB and NASCAR driver were spotted grabbing a bite Saturday night at The Mission Mexican restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona, accompanied by a small group of people. 

Eyewitnesses tell TMZ Aaron and Danica sat next to each other, but didn't show off any kind of PDA while there. We're also told other patrons recognized them, but left them alone.

Rumors have been swirling about the reported couple, who apparently got together shortly after the holidays. Word around town is ... things are moving fast with Aaron after Danica split from her BF of 5 years, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., late last year. 

Looks like they have plenty of time on their hands to cozy up -- Aaron's season is over after the Packers didn't make the playoffs, and Danica's set to retire soon. Kismet!

Kylie Jenner Not in Labor Despite Online Rumors

1/12/2018 3:32 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Kylie Jenner is NOT at the hospital right now pushing out her first child, despite increased online speculation swirling that she's in labor ... TMZ has learned.

Multiple sources close to Kylie and Travis Scott tell us ... Kylie isn't due this month, and she hasn't gone into premature labor. Rumors began heating up Friday that Kylie had checked into Cedars-Sinai in L.A. -- where all the other Kardashian sisters gave birth -- but we're told it's definitely not true.

Adding fuel to the fire, fans began sharing a photo from Travis with the caption, "Make it home to ya one way or another" ... suggesting he was heading to be by Kylie's side for the birth.

Turns out ... that post was from December -- not today.

So ... everybody just calm down ... for now.

Tyron Woodley Ronda Rousey to WWE Is Happening ... Here's Why

1/12/2018 3:15 PM PST
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You're gonna see Ronda Rousey in the ring sooner rather than later -- so says Tyron Woodley, who's got a strong hunch when the UFC megastar's making her WWE debut. 

Tyron broke down why the timing's perfect for Rousey to cross over to pro wrestling in this week's episode of "The Hollywood Beatdown" ... days after TMZ Sports spotted her out with Triple H

As for the when ... the welterweight champ says it'll be at one of WWE's biggest annual events, which is only weeks away -- and explains why Ronda's "kicking some ass" right out the gates.

Also on the 'Beatdown,' Tyron says Oprah's got his vote for president ... and lays out how we can officially settle the O.J. Simpson/Khloe Kardashian biological father debate.

'Avengers 4' Who Lives, Who Dies ... Piece of Cake

1/12/2018 7:01 AM PST

WARNING: POTENTIAL HUGE 'AVENGERS 4' SPOILER ALERT!!!

'Avengers 4' had its wrap party Thursday and the centerpiece was a giant Thanos cake, but it's what was underneath the franchise's evil villain that could give away who survives in the flick.

Look closely ... you'll see 4 arms holding up the platform on which Thanos is standing. They appear to be the arms of Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Vision (Paul Bettany), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). Pay attention to the fingernails, claws and colors of the suits. 

Marvel execs have hinted some of the superheroes wouldn't make it past "Avengers: Infinity War," which hits theaters in May, and this 'Avengers' film won't see the box office til 2019, so a lot can happen.

The burning question ... do the 4 conquer Thanos, or are they the ones who succumb to his evil powers? Some 'Avengers' fans believe Captain America doesn't make it, and if that's the case the 4 here would be Thanos' worst nightmare.

Not the first time a cake's given something away.

James Franco Accuser Defends Tweet About Ruining People's Lives

1/12/2018 1:12 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

One of the women accusing James Franco of sexual assault is blasting critics who have latched on to a comment she made ... that she likes to ruin lives.

Violet Paley has claimed Franco forced her head into his lap while his penis was exposed. She told the L.A. Times she and Franco were in a consensual, sexual relationship when they were sitting in a car and he pressured her into performing oral sex on him -- something she had not done to him before. Paley, an aspiring filmmaker, says, "The power dynamic was really off."

Franco has said the allegation is not true, but would not elaborate. 

Paley has some questioning her veracity based on this tweet:

Paley tells TMZ, "I use twitter to make jokes most of the time. It was clearly a joke." She went on, "I'm sorry if I offended anyone and I think most people know it was a joke and the people milking it are Trump-like bot trolls so I'm not deleting it and letting their psychotic twist on a dumb joke win."

WWE's Enzo Amore Rousey Is 'In for a Rude Awakening' ... In Our World

1/11/2018 12:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Ronda Rousey may be an all-time great inside the Octagon -- but WWE superstar Enzo Amore says it's gonna be a painful transition for her if and when she steps into the ring.

"She's in for a rude awakening," Enzo told TMZ Sports

"You ever been put through a table, slammed on concrete? It's a different ball game."

Don't get it twisted -- Enzo respects the hell outta Ronda ... and even told us she's got the tools to be a kick-ass pro wrestler.

That said, when we told him about Rousey's private meeting with Triple H -- a sign that a deal might be close -- he wanted to make it clear that crossing over to wrestling is no joke.

He ain't lying ...

O.J. Simpson I'm Not Khloe's Dad ... 'Trust Me'

1/10/2018 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

O.J. Simpson seems pretty convinced he's NOT Khloe Kardashian's real father -- and he's banking on you buying those two magic words ... "Trust me."

Juice finally addressed the conspiracy theory that's been floating around for decades ... that he secretly knocked up Kris behind Robert Kardashian's back 34 years ago -- and the family has been covering it up ever since. 

So, when he was out in Vegas over the weekend -- a photog asked if congratulations were in order regarding Khloe's pregnancy. 

Simpson clearly understood the subtext -- and replied, "Well, for Bob, God bless his soul, yeah. I don't know for me. I don't think for me I have nothing to do with it."

He added, "I would be proud ... but trust me, I had nothing to do with it."

Meanwhile, watch O.J.'s daughter, Arnelle, in the background -- she's CONVINCED her dad's no Kardashian creator.

Ronda Rousey Dines w/ Triple H ... Closer to WWE Deal?!

1/10/2018 6:34 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Ronda Rousey had a VERY interesting dinner date Tuesday night -- Triple H ... and it seems like the two sides are one step closer to hammering out a deal to get Ronda in the WWE

Triple H snuck out of Republique restaurant in L.A. first. Ronda followed with her agent in tow and was in a pretty great mood. 

She wouldn't spill the beans on whether a deal was done -- but interesting that Triple H would come to L.A. at the same time the "WWE SmackDown Live" was going down in Alabama. 

One WWE source tells us it's unusual for Triple H to miss a TV event -- he's usually on hand for everything ... so, you know if he's gonna fly out west, it's not just for a good meal! 

Catt Sadler E! Exec Defends Decision To Pay Her Less than Jason Kennedy

1/9/2018 1:23 PM PST
Breaking News

An NBC exec who oversees the E! television network is calling BS on Debra Messing and others who have criticized E! for paying a female anchor less than her male counterpart.

Frances Berwick, who oversees E! and other lifestyle brands, just came out publicly and drew a line in the sand ... saying it's absolutely appropriate to pay different people different salaries.

Catt Sadler quit E! after learning her counterpart on E! News, Jason Kennedy, was making double what she made.

You'll recall on Sunday Messing challenged Giuliana Rancic, saying Catt got a raw deal.

Berwick told TV critics Tuesday, "There is a lot of misinformation out there. Catt Sadler and Jason Kennedy had different roles and therefore different salaries. Catt was focused on daytime. Jason Kennedy is on prime, evening news, plus red carpet."

She went on ... "Our employees' salaries are based on their roles and their expertise, regardless of gender. So we wish Catt well, but I hope that sets the record straight on that."

Here's what Berwick didn't address ... can 2 people with the same job get paid differently based on their abilities to draw viewers?

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