Gwen Stefani's trying like hell, for some reason, to make it seem like she's not dating Blake Shelton-- even though she clearly is.
Gwen was on San Diego's Channel 933 'Frankie and Geena Morning Show' Tuesday, and they asked if her new album featured any songs about her "new relationship." Surprisingly, Gwen responds by saying, "I never said nothing about being in a new relationship."
She added that her kids are now asking about Blake, and she doesn't sound cool with it.
Thing is ... it was indeed Gwen's team that confirmed they're dating -- and, of course, she and Blake were holding hands at a party in Nashville last week.
Maybe Gwen sees a diff between "dating" and "relationship."
Who would've guessed Katt Williams would turn out to be the world's greatest boyfriend ... in addition to showering his gf, Hazel-E, with extravagant gifts, Katt's also cool with other men rubbing their junk all over his gal.
Hazel-E hit the popular Sin City striptease Thunder From Down Under over the weekend and from the looks of the video, really weathered the storm.
Soulja Boy says Vivica A. Fox went too far when she dragged his name into her attack on her ex-BF 50 Cent on "Watch What Happens: Live," but he's going to let bygones be bygones.
Soulja tells us he doesn't understand why she brought his name up at all when she went off on 50 -- lightly insinuating he and Soulja are gay. Soulja says he's not, and furthermore ... he doesn't know Vivica.
Her attack included a reference to Soulja's shirtless magazine cover with Fiddy -- which he defended, telling us he looked "dope" with his blinged out chains.
That being said ... he's giving Vivica a pass. Moving on.
Vivica A. Fox fired the first shot at 50 Cent, and now he's launching missiles back at her -- after Vivica hinted he has issues with "gay stuff."
Vivica, who's guest starring on "Empire," was on "Watch What Happens: Live" ... and Andy Cohen brought up Fiddy's infamous Instagram re-post ... which claimed "Empire's" ratings decline was due to "gay stuff."
Check out her dramatic pause before blurting out ... "The pot calling the kettle black, is all I'm gonna say."
She tried to backpedal a little, recalling good times when she dated 50 -- but then did even more damage by questioning his magazine cover shot with Soulja Boy.
50's fired back the way you'd expect, writing on IG ... "Now she thinks I'm gay because I let her lick my Ass. LMAO."
So far Vivica hasn't taken the bait to respond, but she's hinted ... "I've got some stories in my vault too!"
Sources close to Gavin tell us he smelled something was up between Gwen and Blake before their marriage blew up. We're told he does not believe the timing of his divorce with Gwen and Blake's divorce with Miranda Lambert is coincidental.
We're told Gavin believes Gwen was painting him as a bad guy for cover ... he thinks she was worried he'd take her to the cleaners if he found out she had already hooked up with Blake.
And our sources say Gavin's gripes go beyond Blake. He can't believe she's calling him a control freak, because she demanded he NOT go on tour out of paranoia he'd cheat on her. He says she browbeat him into staying home, which greatly impeded his ability to make money. As one source said, "She just didn't let him work."
And finally, we're told he's indignant she recorded a "woe is me" song, "Used to Love You," in which she cries, "Nobody taught you how to love." We're told Gavin's scoffing at the lyrics, saying he was good enough for her for a long time.
A rep for Gwen tells TMZ they wanted to reveal the new relationship Wednesday night as they celebrate the CMAs in Nashville.
We're told Gwen and Blake will be attending several after-parties following the awards ceremony.
Our sources say Gwen made the decision at the last minute to fly to Nashville with Blake. We're told her plan is to go to the after-parties but not the CMAs. We asked if it was because Miranda Lambert was going to be there and one source said, "She doesn't care if Miranda's there or not. She just didn't have the right clothes for the award ceremony because it was so last minute."
They will not be hiding their relationship tonight. We're told they'll spend a few days together in Nashville.
As for how long they've been dating ... we're told "just days."
5:14 PM PT -- As we told you, Blake's flying solo at the CMAs. Expect plenty of cutaways to his seat.
Gwen Stefani took a private jet to Nashville Tuesday with a male passenger in his late 30's ... BlakeShelton ... TMZ has learned.
Blake will be performing Wednesday night at the CMAs. Gwen has no reason to be in Nashville, other than the fact that Blake is there.
We're told they have not decided whether Gwen will show up tonight, but if she does it will be more than interesting, because Miranda Lambert will also be performing.
Multiple sources close to Gwen tell TMZ, she and Blake are not "in a relationship right now," but all acknowledge they're hanging out a lot. One source said, "They could be in a relationship in the future but right now they're just good friends." The source did not define "good friends."
"Vanderpump Rules" star Jax Taylor is suddenly singing a much different tune -- saying he never banged Lindsay Lohan ... despite admitting the exact opposite on TV a couple days ago.
We got Taylor in NYC on Tuesday, and he flatly denied the story that came out during his "Watch What Happens Live!" appearance. His pal Tom Schwartz spilled the beans about Jax and LiLo, and Jax totally went along with it.
But now he had the nerve to tell our photog, "I don't know where people are getting that."
Halle Berry has no idea what sparked David Justice's tirade ... but it appears she never said or even insinuated he attacked her.
Sources close to Halle tell TMZ the actress is upset that Justice put her on blast Tuesday, warning Olivier Martinez Halle would use her "Hollywood team" to destroy him.
Our Halle sources say the actress is adamant ... she never claimed Justice struck her during their relationship.
We did some checking and could not find anything attributed to Halle pointing the finger at David. Lots of people assumed she was talking about David when she said back in the '90s a former boyfriend struck her so hard on the side of the head she suffered hearing loss. Halle never ID'd the culprit and we're told she never will.