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Oprah

Tries to Land

Big Lamar Sit-Down

10/16/2013 10:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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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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Lamar Odom

Flying to NYC

For Basketball Meetings

10/9/2013 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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-- Lamar bailed on the flight to NYC. We're told he became uneasy about making the trip after we posted this story about his plans -- and he has not rescheduled.

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Lamar Odom is flying to New York later today ... to meet with honchos from several basketball teams, and he's carrying what he claims is proof that he's clean and sober ... sources connected with Lamar tell TMZ.

Our sources say on Tuesday ... Lamar underwent blood and urine tests for drugs, and he tested NEGATIVE for drugs.

This is consistent with what other sources have told us about his time with the Kardashians on Tuesday.  We're told he was lucid and showed no signs of being under the influence of drugs.

We're told Lamar has had private conversations with execs from several teams who have expressed interest in him, provided he could show he was clean ... and the purpose of the trip is to meet with them and possibly strike a deal.

Our sources also say Lamar wanted to go to New York to visit his family, and get away from "the negative energy."

And finally, our sources tell us Lamar says he's had his fun with drugs and is ready to re-start his basketball career.  Fact is ... he's done that before.

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Khloe and Lamar

Divorce Will Be Simple

10/9/2013 7:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Khloe Kardashian
wants to divorce Lamar Odom -- even though she hasn't pulled the trigger -- and there will be NO disputes because everything is predetermined by their prenup ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the couple tell us ... Khloe is "anxious" to end the marriage but, as we first reported, she hasn't had papers drawn up because she fears it could push Lamar over the edge -- she's worried he'll OD or commit suicide.

But we're told Khloe is waiting for the right time to make her move, and when she does the divorce will go without a hitch.  That's because the prenup keeps the assets of Khloe and Lamar separate ... sources familiar with the document tell TMZ.

In fact, we're told Lamar is so deep into the world of drugs, he's in no position to start haggling, even if there were something over which to haggle.  As we reported, Lamar has been using crack off and on for months, among other drugs, and is probably legally incompetent to negotiate anything.

One more thing.  There are stories floating around that there's an "infidelity clause" in the prenup, giving Khloe more money if Lamar had cheated.  All of our sources make it clear -- NO SUCH CLAUSE is in the prenup.

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Lamar & Khloe

Reunite and Rally for Mom

But Marriage Still on Life Support

10/9/2013 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian finally came back together in public -- for the first time in months -- and all it took for them to reunite was Kris Jenner getting separated.

Khloe and Lamar were photographed driving together -- she had the wheel, he rode shotgun -- near her mom's home in Calabasas ... right around the time news broke about Kris and Bruce Jenner's split on Tuesday.

Nothing too warm and fuzzy about the look on their faces in the SUV ... but it is the first time KK and LO did anything together -- besides discussing his drug addiction -- since early summer.

Despite the fact they appear to be rallying for Kris ... our sources say Khloe and Lamar's marriage is still much closer to being over than reconciled.

Even momager Kris might not be able to fix this one -- plus, she's got her own issues now.

The Game

Attacks Paps for Khloe K

'You Thought Kanye Was a Problem?'

10/8/2013 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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lashed out -- threatening to go all Kanye on paps last night -- and it was all in defense of Khloe Kardashian.

Khloe and Game were getting swarmed as they walked out of Tru Nightclub -- where she was hosting -- and Game put all the paparazzi on notice, shouting ... "Put your cameras down, or there's gonna be 7 broke cameras!"

And just to make sure the paps were paying attention, Game played the Yeezy card, adding ... "You thought Kanye was a problem? I'm a REAL problem!"

As for what set Game off -- the crowd around Khloe was seriously obnoxious (see vid below) ... shouting comments about Lamar Odom's crack addiction, and coming on to her. Problem is ... the photogs weren't the ones yelling that stuff.

Kardashian women ... making rappers violent since 2011.

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Khloe Kardashian

If I File for Divorce

He'll OD or Kill Himself

10/7/2013 2:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Khloe Kardashian has taken NO steps to divorce Lamar Odom ... because she's afraid he'll die or kill himself if she does ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected to the couple tell TMZ ... barring a miracle, Khloe thinks divorce is "inevitable."  But she's afraid if she files, Lamar will overdose and die or be pushed over the edge and commit suicide.

Our sources say Khloe has put her life on hold, and at some point she has to take care of herself.

Khloe, we're told, is just too afraid to pull the trigger.  So for now, no divorce papers have been drawn up and there's no plan for that to happen in the immediate future.


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Lamar Odom

Signs Point to Crack Binge

During Phone Call with Khloe on Reality Show

10/7/2013 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Crack undertones on "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" last night ... when Khloe took a bizarre phone call from a confused Lamar Odom ... and couldn't deny that something was clearly wrong.

During the scene, Lamar demands to know Khloe's location -- because he was told she was at another location doing something wrong.

But Khloe shoots back -- saying, "You keep calling me at my mom's [house] so you know where I am."

Khloe, clearly annoyed with Lamar, says he's not being "logical" -- and then starts making excuses for him ... saying he seems "tired."

At one point, Khloe tells Lamar ... "Listen, you're buggin' just a little bit."

It's unclear when the scene was shot -- but as we previously reported, Lamar's been struggling with crack for a while ... going out of his mind on multiple binges.

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Lamar Odom

Drugs Are Expensive

But Porn Isn't

10/6/2013 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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In what could be a significant cost-cutting move, Lamar Odom has added to his obsessions -- but unlike his serious drug problem ... his newly acquired porn pal is free.

Lamar has set his sights on Tube8 -- according to his Twitter page -- a site that touts, "Everything always tastes better when it's free, including porn."

It's unclear when Lamar and Tube8 linked up, but Lamar is very fussy about what he follows. And only follows 50 celebs ... including Justin Bieber, Floyd Mayweather and the Kardashian/Jenner clan.

So for the time being, and clearly not of his own choice, Lamar has replaced Khloe with about a thousand other cool chicks.

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Lamar Odom's Roommate

She's A Floozy

Says Former Client!

10/4/2013 12:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The attorney who let Lamar Odom smoke crack in her house is being accused of malpractice for cavorting with a druggie and practicing law at the same time ... TMZ has learned.

Polina Polonsky -- the woman who allowed Lamar to move in with her in June and stay for 6 weeks until Khloe banged on her door and removed her husband -- was representing Tracy Strode Kemp on 8 felony perjury counts.

Kemp -- who has filed a formal complaint with the State Bar of California --  claims Polonsky totally dropped the ball on her case, doing virtually nothing.

According to the docs, Kemp claims Polonsky was "unprofessional," showing up to court in "mini skirts [that were] too, too mini."

Kemp says in the complaint, "I was told and read that she was doing crack cocaine before Lamar Odom, after Lamar Odom, and she was my attorney during the time she was with Lamar Odom ..."

For the record, TMZ broke the story about Polonsky, and we never said she was doing crack.  She claimed Lamar was smoking it while she was at work and sometimes in her presence.

Polonsky tells TMZ, "The results in the case speak for themselves."  Polonsky says of the 8 criminal counts, 1 was dismissed outright, the jury found Kemp not guilty on 4 counts, and a mistrial was declared on the remaining 3 counts because the jury was hung.  Yeah, it seems like a good outcome to us, too.

The State Bar will not comment.

Lamar, Khloe

Showdown Over Drugs

'The Last Straw'

10/4/2013 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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had a nuclear confrontation with Lamar Odom that could be the last straw in their marriage ... TMZ has learned.

As TMZ first reported ... Lamar went to their Tarzana house Tuesday ... to pick up some clothes and speak with Khloe.  Now we know what was said ... and what she found.

Sources connected with the couple tell TMZ ... Lamar told her he had been sober for 3 days and planned to stay sober on his own ... without going to rehab.  We're told Khloe recoiled in anger, telling Lamar he was in denial and needed rehab.  She also said she wanted nothing to do with him until he entered an inpatient program.

Our sources say at some point during the meeting, Khloe found a pipe with a stash that looked like crack in a baggie.  It's not clear if she found it on his person or the clothes he was picking up from the house.

Sources close to Lamar tell us Khloe went ballistic, calling Lamar a "liar" and telling him, "I'm done with you."  Khloe then threw him out of the house.

Our sources say Lamar seemed "out of it" during the meeting and even accused Khloe of stealing his stash.

As for the marriage ... we're told Khloe has "not done anything legal yet," but, as she put it, finding the stash "was the last straw."

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