A group of pranksters is on a diabolical mission to destroy the Kardashian family -- planting fake stories in the media, spreading nasty rumors, even making fake restaurant reservations -- at least ... Kris Jenner thinks so.
Sources close to Kris tell us, the matriarch is convinced she and the rest of the Kardashian family are the victims in an elaborate prank plot -- and she believes the people behind it are the same people who spread rumors she was in a sex tape.
We're told the group is responsible for a string of pranks against the family -- planting bogus stories about the sex tape, Kris dating a rapper, Kim's wedding, Rob Kardashian in rehab, and more.
Even crazier ... Kris believes one of the pranksters has been impersonating her to a tee, booking fake photoshoots and fancy restaurant reservations around the country.
We're told the group booked a Kardashian reservation at every Nobu in America last week -- and Kris only found out when her phone rang off the hook with requests to confirm. We're told Kris has now given her favorite restaurants code words to verify Kardashian reservations from here out.
Just when you thought the Kardashians couldn't get any faker.
Raged to 'Glee' Producers
Lea's Out of Control
4/17/2014 6:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Naya Rivera and Lea Michele were at the center of a near mutiny on the set of "Glee" that ended with one of them storming out in anger -- but who left ... depends on who you ask.
Sources close to Naya tell TMZ most of the cast and crew were annoyed on Tuesday by Lea's diva antics -- like making everyone else wait to shoot a scene ... while she stepped away to deal with personal matters.
We're told tensions finally got so bad Naya "had the stones" to go to producers and let them know -- on behalf of everyone -- that Lea was pissing off people.
Our Naya sources say when Lea returned to resume shooting she got wind of Naya's chat with producers -- and left the set in a huff.
Now our Lea sources had a different take -- telling us Lea was totally unaware of any complaints about her ... and Lea and Naya weren't even shooting scenes together. They also say it was Naya who got tossed off the set.
We got several tips claiming Naya was fired -- but Naya sources say that's just not true.
Drama developing ...
I'm Done With French Montana
For Possibly Banging Khloe
4/12/2014 12:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It seems French Montana is banging Khloe Kardashian ... and his main squeeze Trina is hotter than fish grease over it -- and the rapper's now telling friends she's done with his tricky ass.
Trina and French weren't officially BF and GF -- but we're told they were living together in New Jersey -- sources close to the couple say she was devastated after seeing video of Khloe/Montana all over each other last week at a strip club.
We're told Trina feels like she got played -- She and French were talking regularly up until a few weeks ago when he started working in L.A. on his next album ... and now it's radio silence.
There's been no confirmation Khloe and French are dating -- but they're definitely banging, right?
Makes Kids Testify ...
Dad Did NOT Abduct Us
4/10/2014 3:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Master P has each of his kids on tape saying he DID NOT kidnap them, and their mom has trouble with booze and weed ... claims she adamantly denies.
As TMZ first reported, Sonya Miller went to court yesterday trying to obtain an emergency order forcing the rapper to return their 3 minor children to her. Her request was denied until a court hearing in July.
But today a video popped up on YouTube of Master P interviewing each of his kids about the situation -- and they all backed their dad ... claiming their mother was the bad influence who had exposed them to weed and alcohol.
Master P goes on to say he wants Sonya to get help ... specifically rehab.
Responding to the video, Sonya's attorney tells TMZ she vehemently denies Master P's allegations and calls the video "a joke," "despicable" and "offensive." Miller's lawyer says she'd rather face her ex in court and not battle things out through the media.
Khloe & French
The Great Banging Cover-up
... Yet Again
4/10/2014 3:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Khloe Kardashian and French Montana are going through a lot of effort to try and and show people they aren't banging ... which TOTALLY means they are.
KK and FM hit up Hooray Henry's in West Hollywood Wednesday night, but took ridiculous steps to exit separately. First it was Khloe, blowing off our photog's questions and heading into her SUV.
Then, as if he was waiting for the precise moment when Khloe got inside her car, French emerged from the club -- skirting our questions as he walked to his car ... where Scott Disick was dutifully waiting inside.
Funny side note ... watch as Scott yells at French when French tries to get in the driver's seat. You can barely see Scott behind French's MASSIVE bodyguards.
As TMZ first reported, the pair spent last weekend together -- Khloe helped French look for houses in LA, before the pair spent Saturday night at a strip club in Phoenix.
As the old saying goes -- where there's smoke ... there's banging.
Big Sean to Naya Rivera
But I Didn't Jack Your Jewelry
4/9/2014 4:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The split between Big Sean and Naya Rivera is already turning nasty -- with Naya accusing the rapper of stealing expensive jewelry from her house.
Sean's rep announced today that Sean had called off their engagement and wedding ... but insisted "recent rumors and accusations" had nothing to do with the breakup -- a reference to reports claiming he cheated.
Sources close to the couple tell TMZ ... the cheating rumors are 100% false and that Sean actually made the decision to call off the wedding weeks ago. We're told he thought Naya was too controlling and too jealous of the women he worked with and met on tour.
The "Glee" star took to Twitter today to accuse BS of thievery ... claiming he stole a pricey Rolex watch from her. But sources tell us the watch was Sean's in the first place -- he bought it for himself when he became successful. We're told Sean gave it to Naya to wear ... but it was never hers to keep.
So, Big Sean leaves the relationship with his watch, his enormous member ... and their potential to attract new women.
Justin & Selena
She Looks Very Shaky
4/9/2014 6:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber ordered a little late night delivery to his recording studio last night ... in the form of one Selena Gomez ... and she seemed REAL unsteady.
Bieber was spotted outside the Hit Factory in Miami, when a woman came sauntering up with Selena on her arm. Selena appeared to be holding onto the woman tightly, but once she got to the door, she was operating on her own power. Watch the video ... her eyes are closed as she walks in.
They've been in a recording studio recently, working on a song called "Unfamiliar."
I Did Not Fake
My Dog's Death!
4/8/2014 12:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kenya Moore insists she DID NOT fake her dog's death for ratings and is disgusted at reports that claim otherwise.
On Sunday's episode of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," Kenya revealed her pooch of seven years -- a Yorkie named Velvet -- had died after being viciously attacked by a neighbor's dog.
But the day after the episode aired, reports came out claiming the dog was alive and well and living with her friend Brandon DeShazer ... and that Moore had FAKED the death to drive up ratings.
DeShazer -- who posted a series of old photos of Velvet when the show aired that sparked the rumor -- calls the reports "vile" and "irresponsible," telling TMZ, "Anybody who has pets knows the kind of love you develop for them. To report that something like that would be staged … it’s disgusting."
We're told Moore is still heartbroken over Velvet's passing and calls the reports "evil."
I DON'T HATE JEWS
4/8/2014 7:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Founding KISS drummer Peter Criss insists he's NOT a raging anti-Semite, despite public accusations made by KISS guitarist Paul Stanley.
Stanley unloaded on Criss and another ex-band mate Ace Frehley in his new book "Face the Music: A Life Exposed," accusing the two of chronic anti-Semitic behavior back in the day. Stanley also accuses Criss of being a racist who enjoyed mocking waiters at Chinese restaurants.
But Criss tells TMZ, all of Stanley's claims are bogus.
Criss says he's always been a loving supporter of all religions, including the Jewish faith -- in fact, Criss tells us his favorite aunt was Jewish. He also denies being a racist in any way.
Although Criss says he's spoken to a lawyer, he says he has no plans to pursue legal action against Stanley.
Khloe & French
Strip Club, House Hunting
Are they Banging?
4/7/2014 8:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Khloe Kardashian and rapper French Montana have been spending a lot of time together ... the kind of time that leads people to ask, "Are they banging?"
We're told French is on the hunt for a new pad and took Khloe along to check one out -- a 4,800 sq. ft. Hollywood Hills home that rents for $29,000/month. It's a 4 bedroom, 4 bath house with a wine and cigar cellar, a sauna, and screening room.
And, they hit up Pink Rhino in Phoenix this weekend where French was a promoted guest. We're told the pair and their entourage went through 10 bottles (on the house, of course) and shelled out $7K on girls.
Check out the video above of them entering the club, with his arm wrapped her. And then tell us ...
Bruce & Kris Jenner
Don't Be Mistaken ...
We're 100% Separated
4/5/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bruce and Kris Jenner may still be wearing their wedding rings ... and occasionally even be touchy feely ... but they are NOT back together.
Kardashian family sources are scoffing at reports the couple rekindled things in Thailand.
We're told they don't hate each other. It's actually the opposite ... they're still close.
That said ... they are leading very separate lives. As we previously reported Bruce has had it with Hollywood and is living alone in Malibu. Kris is cranking out more shows at her home base in Calabasas.
As for Bruce's comment at LAX Wednesday -- insinuating they were never separated -- well, everyone tells a little white lie occasionally.
As for both of them wearing their rings again after a hiatus ... they both consider them "friendship rings."
Bruce and Kris
Who Said We Separated?
4/3/2014 6:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bruce and Kris Jenner may have decided to consciously re-couple, because they not only held hands together as they arrived back in the U.S. ... Bruce seemed to say they were never apart.
Kris and Bruce were at LAX, returning from Thailand, when one of the photogs asked if they were together again. Listen closely ... he says, "We've been together."
And ... it looks like both are wearing their wedding rings.
Here's the problem ... Kris herself said publicly last October they had separated, and Bruce moved out of the family home and put down stakes in Malibu.
So who to believe?
Because It HAS to Be
3/31/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin will end their marriage amicably ... in large part because they've each done things during the marriage they DON'T want ending up in legal docs.
Sources close to the former couple tell TMZ ... this is NOT a separation. They are definitely getting divorced. But both are concerned about serious PR damage if the divorce turns ugly, and they don't want to open the door to media reports about them straying from the marriage as well as other issues.
The concern ... even if the case doesn't go to trial ... any allegation put down in legal docs could end up getting leaked ... and both Gwyneth and Chris agree ... that's the worst case scenario for both of them.
The soon-to-be-exes even spent the weekend together ... with friends ... in the Bahamas -- more proof this is gonna be totally civil.
We're told the divorce will be relatively quick and there are no apparent conflicts. They will not fight over money and they won't fight over custody.