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Nicole Murphy

Another Day, Another Date

8/17/2014 9:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0817-nicole-murphy-mystery-date-X17-01If Nicole Murphy were in the NBA she'd lead the league in rebounds.

Murphy and some young mystery man hit up Moonshadows in Malibu for lunch Saturday just days after reuniting with Michael Strahan for lunch Thursday in Beverly Hills.

And of course ... there's very handsome former NBA star Jim Jackson whom she was banging in Puerto Rico.

As we previously reported ... sources close to Strahan and Murphy told us there's a possibility for reconciliation -- so it's feasible this date was just a friendly meal.

These girls ain't loyal ... or are they?
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 Mystery solved.  Turns out the dude is just Nicole's business partner in her Destiny Moscato wine business.

Michael Strahan, Nicole Murphy

TOGETHER AGAIN!!!

'Possibility' of Reconciliation

8/14/2014 1:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Michael Strahan and Nicole Murphy had lunch together Thursday in Beverly Hills ... and our sources say there's "a possibility" of getting back together.

Michael and Nicole went to South Beverly Grill.  They walked out arm-in-arm.  Sources connected with the former couple tell us ... they both still have love for each other and, as one source says they'd "like to work things out."

Another source was more guarded, saying, "It was a friendly lunch.  They have 7 years of history together."

Michael seemed stunned on his way out when our photog tried to get a debrief.  And much to Michael's dismay, the restaurant has one of the worst, most congested parking lots in Bev Hills, so our guy peppered him with questions as he waited, including, "Who paid for lunch?"

Nicole had some kind things to say about Michael on her way out.

Nicole Murphy

From Whine to Wine

8/8/2014 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Nicole Murphy was mum Thursday on her breakup with Michael Strahan ... but she had a lot to say about her new passion -- moscato.  

Nicole was leaving the W Hotel in Hollywood Thursday when she shut down questions about her breakup -- which some are calling a revenge breakup.  

But Nicole was unstoppable when it came to talking about the wine she's promoting.

Watch the clip ... Nicole's wine knowledge is somewhat suspect.

Nicole Murphy

Michael and I Will Always Be Friends

8/7/2014 4:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Nicole Murphy addressed her breakup with Michael Strahan for the first time today, and did her best to make it seem like there are NO hard feelings between them -- but it's kinda hard to buy what she's selling in this clip.

Nicole was grabbing lunch in L.A. after a workout when she claimed, "It's all good" ... between her and Strahan -- glossing over the fact he was blindsided by the breakup announcement, and that she had hunted him down in a hotel room to accuse him of cheating.

Nicole was also asked about her relationship with ex-NBA star Jimmy Jackson ... after their Caribbean fling last month.

She may be a reality TV star, but Nicole's got some acting chops too.

Nicole Murphy

Rages at Strahan's Hotel Door

8/7/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0806_nicole_murphy_strahan_beverly-hotel_composite2Nicole Murphy went on a search and destroy mission to find Michael Strahan in a Beverly Hills hotel room -- where she suspected he was cheating -- and flew into such a rage she got kicked off the premises.

It all went down at the famous Beverly Wilshire Hotel back in January. Sources tell us Nicole had gotten word that Michael was staying there ... and she suspected he was with another woman.

We're told Nicole showed up at Michael's hotel room, unannounced ... and began banging on the door shortly before midnight, causing a major scene.

Witnesses tell us Nicole was screaming Michael's name, saying, "I know you're in there with some bitch." She also yelled, for all to hear, "It's Michael from 'Kelly and Michael' in there." 

The commotion woke up several guests in neighboring rooms -- some of whom stuck their heads out into the hallway. She ranted for 20 minutes before hotel security booted Nicole from the hotel.

We have no idea if Michael was ever in the room ... but the door never opened.

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Nicole Murphy

Secret Vacation with Ex-NBA Star

WEEKS Before Breakup Announcement

8/5/2014 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0805_NICOLE-MURPHY_on-beach-wmNicole Murphy had a secret romantic fling in the Caribbean with former NBA star Jim Jackson in early July -- the exact same time she says she suspected Michael Strahan of cheating on her.

TMZ has obtained photos of Nicole and Jim at the Dorado Beach Ritz-Carlton in Puerto Rico, where they stayed from July 7 through July 10.

You see them in a cabana on the beach ... and they got very snuggly.  People at the hotel tell us they were hugging, kissing ... definitely affectionate.

0805_NICOLE-MURPHY_on-beach-wm_subSources close to the exes tell us ... Nicole had gone to P.R. with some girlfriends, and just happened to run into Jim -- an old friend -- and even though they "hung out" ... it was nothing serious.

We're told Michael knew Nicole was taking the trip with her GFs, but was not aware anything went on with Jackson.

We're told Nicole now says she and Michael were "on a break" when she hooked up with Jackson -- but she did not feel the relationship was over.

Still ... it's interesting ... she's accusing Michael of cheating but she was clearly playing the field.

Michael Strahan & Nicole Murphy

Breakup Announcement Triggered

By 'Proof' Of Other Woman

8/5/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0804-nicole-murphy-michael-strahan-tmz-01Nicole Murphy decided to tell the world she had broken up with Michael Strahan -- right when he was entering the Hall of Fame -- because that's when she "confirmed" he was unfaithful.

A source close to the couple tells TMZ ... Nicole first got wind Michael might be dating another woman in early July and started investigating ... the way scorned women do. We're told she was finally convinced it was true on Friday  and immediately decided to go public.

The source did not know the nature of Nicole's proof.

We're told Nicole insists her timing wasn't out of revenge, rather a total coincidence because that's when she knew for sure. It just happened to come precisely when Michael was getting the greatest honor of his career.

Other sources tell us Nicole and Michael have been broken up for several weeks -- and, in fact, their bi-coastal relationship has been on and off for almost 2 years ... since Michael took the 'Live' gig.

Ultimately this may come down to that old "Friends" theory -- but we're told Nicole definitely did NOT think they were "on a break."

Reps for Michael and Nicole have not responded to calls for comment.

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Michael Strahan, Nicole Murphy

Engagement OFF

8/1/2014 4:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0801-nicole-murphy-michael-strahan-tmz-01Michael Strahan and Nicole Murphy have called off their engagement ... just one day before he's inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Strahan's rep says it's all about 2,475 air miles -- he lives in NYC and she's in L.A. and it's just too difficult.  It's especially hard because they're both real busy. 

Murphy was married to Eddie Murphy ... and Strahan divorced Jean Muggli in 2006.

We shot the "Hollywood Exes" star last month after Strahan was threatened by a homeless guy with a knife -- and she seemed in the dark. Now we know why.

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R. Kelly

I DID Pay Child Support

... Someone Set Me Up

12/13/2013 4:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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R. Kelly is not a child support dodging jerk ... so says R. Kelly AND his ex-wife Andrea Kelly -- and now the company who put him on blast for allegedly falling behind is backtracking.

Earlier today, The Custodial Support Foundation put out a press release saying "Hollywood Exes" star Andrea Kelly hired them to call out R. Kelly for falling behind on his child support -- but the singer's rep says their claim is BS ... and he's all paid up

Andrea's lawyer backs him up too ... telling TMZ his client says Kelly is up to date on his payments.

A rep for the C.S.F. tells us they're issuing a retraction to their story.

When a man pays up.

Eddie Murphy's Ex

Producers Stole My Idea for 'Hollywood Exes'

12/3/2013 6:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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One of Eddie Murphy's baby mamas is now suing over "Hollywood Exes" -- claiming she came up with the idea for the reality show back in 2008 and producers STOLE it from her ... then cast one of Eddie's OTHER exes in her place.

Tamara Johnson filed the lawsuit against producers Lynch-Dyson Entertainment, claiming she pitched an idea to Vernon Lynch in 2008 called "The Hollywood ExClub" about a group of celebrity baby mamas ... inspired by her own relationship with Eddie Murphy ... but the discussions went nowhere.

Then in 2011, Tamara says she got wind VH1 was making a show called "Hollywood Exes" -- produced by Lynch-Dyson -- which she claims was a complete rip-off of her idea.

The show eventually premiered in 2012, starring girls Tamara had in mind for her own show ... like Andrea Kelly. But the biggest slap in the face ... Eddie Murphy's other ex Nicole Murphy was cast instead of Tamara.

Tamara claims she contacted Lynch-Dyson many times about getting credit -- and money -- for her role in creating the show ... but she's been nothing but rebuffed.

She's now suing for at least $1 million. Calls to Lynch-Dyson weren't returned.

Nicole Murphy

Threatened By Reps

Stop Talking S**t On Us!

9/8/2012 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0907_nicole_murphy_michael_straham_tmzNicole Murphy has gotten way too big for her britches now that her fiance Michael Strahan snagged the morning show with Kelly Ripa ... at least according to her former reps who say she's acting like a monster, publicly trashing and destroying their business in the process.

The ZLP Group has hired a lawyer, who fired off a nasty, threatening letter to Nicole. In the letter -- obtained by TMZ -- the lawyer claims Nicole has "started rumors, misstatements and misrepresentations" which have defamed the PR group. 

ZLP's lawyer, Donald Karpel, says Murphy's smack talking has destroyed his client's relationship with QVC, several NYC fashion week designers and a TV show.

Karpel promises in the letter he will file a lawsuit against her for breach of contract (allegedly firing the firm without cause) and defamation -- based on her "poor conduct."

We called Murphy -- so far, no comment.

Michael Strahan

Fiancee's Reality Show

Renewed

9/4/2012 2:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0904_nicole_murphy_hollywood_exesMichael Strahan and his fiancée Nicole Murphy are having the BEST WEEK EVER ... TMZ has learned Murphy's reality show "Hollywood Exes" just got picked up for a 2nd season.

Sources tell TMZ -- the VH1 show, which stars the ex-wives of Prince, Will Smith, R. Kelly and Eddie Murphy (Nicole) ... will see a 12-episode second run, after its fate remained unknown for weeks. 

The news comes on the SAME DAY that Michael officially debuted as Kelly Ripa's new co-host on "Live! With Kelly."

Now here's a pic of Michael and his booty-full fiancee vacationing last week in Jamaica.

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Michael Strahan

Hears 'Live! With Kelly'

News in Booty-full Jamaica

8/25/2012 11:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Forget the champagne, when Michael Strahan found out he was the new host of "Live! With Kelly" it was all about the Red Stripe ... because he was vacationing in Jamaica like a champ and TMZ got the photo.

The former NFL star was actually chillin in the Caribbean with his smokin' hot fiancée, Nicole Murphy, when he got the phone call of the decade ... that he was chosen to join Kelly Ripa as her new co-host.

Sources close to the show tell us, Strahan was through the roof excited when he found out the stellar news and it made his Jamaican get-away that much better.

We're told he and his fiancée celebrated the gig by simply relaxing on the beach and taking in the amazing sites.

Like that backside, for one.

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