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Lamar Odom

He WAS With Khloe

But They're NOT Back Together

10/29/2013 11:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
1029_kardashian_odom_kanye_concert_launch_v3We've just confirmed ... Lamar Odom WAS with Khloe Kardashian last night at Kanye West's concert ... but sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... she is NOT reconciling with him.

We're told the reason Lamar was invited ... he's been clean and sober for several weeks and the Kardashians are "supporting his recovery and wanted him to have a good time."

Lamar showed up by himself, but joined Khloe inside Staples for the concert.  We've also confirmed Bruce Jenner was also there.  Kris Jenner was there as well, and she hung out with Bruce -- but again, they're not back together either.

Bruce brought his sons, Brody and Brandon.  

We're told Kim engineered the family reunion.

Lamar and Khloe

Back Together

For a While

10/29/2013 6:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The plot thickens with Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian ... they both showed up at Kanye West's concert in Downtown L.A. Monday night ... but just how close they were is up for debate.

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We got this pic of Lamar showing up -- ALONE -- at the back of Staples Center.  We also got far off shots inside the venue of Kylie waving to someone.

And there's this.  Khloe tweeted a pic of the stage and wrote, "Yeezus."

There are multiple people who were tweeting they saw the whole Klan together at the concert -- including Khloe, Lamar and even Bruce.

Here's the weird part ... we can't find any pics of Lamar and Khloe side-by-side.  Nevertheless, multiple people say they saw them together.

Lamar Odom

The Photog Had It Coming

10/28/2013 3:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lamar Odom just fired back at the paparazzo who sued him for assault ... claiming the whole allegation is B.S.

Lamar claims the photog -- Stefan Saad "provoked [Lamar's] unlawful and wrongful conduct."

TMZ obtained the answer Lamar just filed -- courtesy of his lawyer, Shawn Holley -- and he says it would be unjust for Saad to get a penny from him.

The incident that triggered the lawsuit occurred on July 10, when Lamar confronted Saad who was questioning him about having an alleged affair.  Lamar took the photog's equipment from his car and threw it into his own car.  Lamar drove a few blocks and then tossed the equipment into the street.

Lamar Odom

I Chose Not to Attend

Kim/Kanye Proposal

10/23/2013 6:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lamar Odom tells TMZ he hasn't been blackballed from the Kardashian family -- and WAS invited to Kanye's big proposal to Kim -- but he CHOSE not to go because he had better things to do that night.

It was just one of the topics Lamar addressed on his way out of the Spitting Chicken Cantina in Sherman Oaks, CA last night ... telling us about his friendship with Kobe, his relationship with his dad and his battle to get back into the NBA.

In fact, L.O. says he believes he's back in playing shape -- telling us, "I can play a basketball game and probably play really well."

He wanted to prove it by showing off his physique -- jokingly asking, "Do you wanna see me with my shirt off or my pants down?"

Don't worry, he didn't follow through on his offer.

In the end, Lamar couldn't have been nicer .... but something still seems off.

Lamar Odom

I'm Wearing My Ring, I'm Healthy, I Could Be a Laker

10/22/2013 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news


Lamar Odom aggressively wanted to talk to a photog yesterday, about life, health, basketball and marriage.

Lamar has NEVER been chatty, so this lunchtime video is pretty shocking.  The photog tries to end the interview several times and Lamar actually calls him back.  Among the subjects:

-- His relationship with Khloe
-- His prospects of returning to the Lakers
-- His outlook on life and death
-- His obsession with health

You gotta see it.  It's as revealing as anything we've seen in a long time.


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Lamar Odom

to 7-Year-Old Kid

Don't Do Drugs

10/22/2013 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Do as he says, not as he does -- at least that was Lamar Odom's advice to a 7-year-old boy Saturday night ... when he warned him about the dangers of drug abuse.

Odom was at a birthday party at Tokyo Delves in North Hollywood -- along with about 20 people -- when the young boy named Elijah approached Odom to ask for a photo.

Elijah's mother tells us, Odom initially turned the kid down, offering to shake Elijah's hand instead and have a brief conversation ... which they did.

The mom says Lamar pontificated about the merits of education and staying in school -- and even encouraged Elijah (who is tall for his age) to play basketball -- but the ironic twist, Lamar finished the conversation by telling him, "Don't do drugs."

He then offered to take the above photo, despite previously refusing.

And this is cool -- sources in the restaurant say Lamar covered the tab for the birthday party (totaling more than $1,000) and left a $200 tip.

Lamar Odom

Eating Healthy

10/20/2013 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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's got recovery on his mind -- chowing down on a healthy breakfast in L.A. this morning.

Sources at Crave restaurant in Sherman Oaks tell TMZ, Odom only stopped by for about 20 minutes with another person, but ordered a healthy breakfast of oatmeal, fruit, and coffee.

We're told he ate pretty much everything, which is a good sign ... because if his appetite is returning, it could mean he's finally weaning himself off crack.

As we reported, Lamar's been looking thinner and thinner recently, so a good meal could really benefit him. Especially if he's considering a return to the NBA.

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Khloe and Lamar

Where There's a Will

There's a Fortune

10/19/2013 7:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Khloe Kardashian
has been heroic in trying to save Lamar Odom, but there's a cold, hard fact ... there's a financial reason why she shouldn't divorce him just yet ...  because she's set to inherit millions if something terrible happens.

Numerous Kardashian family sources tell us ... Lamar has a will which leaves the lion's share of his assets to Khloe.  Lamar has made more than $100 million dollars over his13-year career, and unlike other players, we're told he hasn't blown through it.

We're also told he has a life insurance policy that makes Khloe the primary beneficiary.

As we have previously reported, Khloe is ready to file for divorce but hasn't done so because she fears it would push Lamar over the edge.

This is not to say Khloe is motivated by money.  Everything points to the fact she is NOT and she really cares about Lamar.  But reality is reality.

Efron & Odom

READ OUR THUMBS

... No Drug Problems Here!

10/16/2013 4:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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and Lamar Odom haven't let their cocaine problems drag them down completely -- in fact, they're both trying to stay positive ... flashing thumbs up signs in L.A.

Having a positive mental attitude is an important first step. Let's just hope they don't crack.

Oprah

Tries to Land

Big Lamar Sit-Down

10/16/2013 10:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
1016-oprah-lamar-tmzOprah Winfrey is making a full-court press to get Lamar Odom to sit down and unload ... sources connected with both O and Lamar tell TMZ.

We're told no deal has been made, but there have been serious discussions and we're told Lamar is game if the conditions are right.

As for the topics -- drug use, Lamar's troubled marriage to Khloe Kardashian and his future in basketball.

Oprah and Lamar have history ... during her Kardashian special, she spoke with everyone in the family including Lamar.  He's been skittish about doing interviews with anyone, but O seems to be an exception.

Lamar Odom

Eating Armenian, But Still

Rail Thin

10/16/2013 6:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lamar Odom ate out last night -- Armenian, of course -- but emerged from the restaurant looking scarily thin ... especially for a guy trying to make an NBA comeback after a months-long drug binge.

Lamar and some friends hit up Gavar Cuisine in Glendale, CA -- and he walked out sporting his customary Nike warmup, white tee, and interestingly ... a rosary.

LO thinks he can kick his drug habit without rehab AND return to game-shape for the upcoming NBA season, so ... if anyone could use religion it's him.

But judging by his gaunt frame ... what he really needs is a couple of double-cheeseburgers.


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Lamar Odom

Gets Trimmed for 'Meeting Wit Lakers'

10/15/2013 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lamar Odom is way beyond first impressions with the Lakers ... but, all the same, he got a fresh shave of his head for a meeting with the team on Monday ... TMZ has learned.

Lamar's barber in the Valley, a dude named Enzo, hooked up the troubled NBA star Monday morning -- and even gave LO his trademark star on the back of his head ... which he sported during past seasons with the Lakers.

Our sources tell us Lamar met with Laker execs Monday afternoon to discuss terms of a possible return. We're told things went well -- though nothing's been signed -- and that Lamar's first choice has always been to return to the Lakers.

It's pretty amazing ... a little more than a month ago Lamar was smoking crack and deep in the throes of drug addiction. But as we first reported, Odom has been adamant he can cut off his drug abuse without going to rehab.

It remains to be seen if an NBA team buys that (and we know Khloe Kardashian isn't) -- but as one source put it ... lately Lamar has sounded more like his old self.

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On his Instagram, Lamar's barber wrote, "Wish em the best of luck in his meeting wit the Lakers today."

Maybe Enzo has the purple and gold touch.

Lamar Odom's Dad

We're Working

Things Out

10/14/2013 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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It's the Lamar Odom reconciliation no one expected -- less than a month after publicly ripping his father ... TMZ has learned the two are patching things up in a big way.

Joe Odom and Lamar were spotted walking together in Venice last weekend ...  and sources close to the Odoms tell us they've been hanging out for the last week or so around Marina del Rey, where Joe lives. The pic first posted on terezowens.com

We're told they've been hanging at the beach, eating out together, etc. -- and things are going well. Lamar has even been spending nights at his dad's place.

As we reported, Lamar and his dad had a massive falling out over comments Joe made to the media, blaming the Kardashians for Lamar's crack addiction ... and calling Kris Jenner "an evil bitch." Joe said Lamar cut off his rent soon after that.

It's unclear if Lamar will resume paying his dad's rent -- which he's been doing for years.

FYI, if Lamar doesn't pay by October 23, we're told Joe could be out on his ass.

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