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Chris Brown

Files Paternity Docs

I've Had It With My Baby Mama!

7/1/2015 3:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0307-brown-nia-tmz-instagram-01Chris Brown has had it with baby mama Nia Guzman's child support and custody demands, so he's asking a judge to lay down the law once and for all.

Chris and Nia have been at war over 1-year-old Royalty. She's demanding $15k a month in child support, way more than Chris says is fair. 

We've learned Chris just filed legal docs in Houston to establish paternity. That will give him the right to fight Nia over support and custody.  

Chis has been paying Nia what he believes is a fair amount -- she claims he's been paying $2,500 a month. He wants a judge to set the figure, which he's confident will be closer to his number than hers.

Chris also wants a judge to establish clear custody guidelines. He says Nia has been denying him the right to see his daughter, so he wants a judge to set her straight. 

Ben and Jen

Career Explosion Torpedoed Marriage

7/1/2015 11:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0630-ben-affleck-jennifer-garner-TMZ-02Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are getting divorced NOT because of his drinking and gambling, but because he's become such hot property in Hollywood, she felt neglected ... so say some well-placed sources.  

There are clearly 2 views on the demise of the marriage. As we first reported, some sources with a bird's-eye view have told us Jen was fed up with Ben's booze and blackjack habits. But other sources who are also very familiar with the couple are saying when push came to shove, Jennifer made no mention of alcohol and gambling ... her beef was that Ben wasn't a "present husband."

Fact is ... Ben has had back-to-back film projects for several years, and spent much of his time out of town. The sources say Jen felt ignored and neglected, and they argued frequently over it.

These sources say this has nothing to do with Ben being a neglectful dad. Quite the opposite, they say he's a great dad who does everything he can for the kids. And, we're told, she didn't really have any beef about his parenting skills ... her  problem was with Ben as a husband.

In the end, we're told the breakup was mutual. Ben felt he was a good husband, who was juggling his career and family, but it wasn't enough for her.

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Sherri Shepherd

Settles Divorce

Rolls Over on Child Support, Sorta

7/1/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0630_sherri_shepherd_lamar_sally_tmzSherri Shepherd's nasty divorce and custody battle is finally over ... and stunningly, she has agreed to pay child support for the kid she disavowed from birth ... but with a catch.

Our sources say, Sherri and estranged hubby Lamar Sally have struck a settlement agreement in which the ex-'View' co-host will pay $4,100 a month in child support. The monthly obligation increases to $4,600 when the kid turns 13.  

Remember, Sherri fought Lamar tooth and nail in court, claiming he defrauded her into getting a surrogate to carry a baby for the purpose of getting child support.

Now for the catch. According to the settlement agreement, Sherri is allowed to pursue her fraud claim and if the appeals court rules in her favor, her child support obligations will disappear. 

And there's a Sofia Vergara twist ... the couple has embryos in storage and Sherri wants them destroyed. Lamar is undecided. According to the settlement, if Lamar chooses to bring the embryos to term, Sherri will not have to pay child support.

Sherri's not walking away completely empty-handed ... she'll get to hold onto the rights to her show, "Funny Mothers" which is currently in development.

WNBA's Glory Johnson

I'M HAVING TWINS

With or Without Brittney

6/29/2015 9:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0629-glory-johnson-baby-ultrasound-INSTAGRAM-01WNBA star Glory Johnson just announced ... she's carrying TWINS ... and says it's exactly what she and her estranged wife Brittney Griner planned all along. 

Johnson says she's 9 weeks preggo with the two kids -- and says, "Its not a surprise for me because this is what we planned for with the IVF Cycle."

As we previously reported, Griner distanced herself from the pregnancy in court docs -- saying she has no biological connection to the kids and didn't know any of the key details about the pregnancy. 

But Glory is remaining positive ... saying, "Hearing their hearts beat for time was the most ASTONISHING thing I have ever heard in my ENTIRE LIFE."

Her announcement even came with a basketball pun -- "For 15yrs Double-Doubles came with hardwork and dedication...now I've been blessed by God to have "double doubles" for the rest of my life!"

Still unclear what role, if any, Griner will have in the children's lives ... since she filed to annul the marriage to Johnson just 28 days after they tied the knot.  

Levi Johnston

Changes His Tune

Hey Bristol, I'm Here To Help

6/29/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Bristol Palin just got some support from her nemesis -- the baby daddy fighting her in a nasty custody war ... former fiance, Levi Johnston.

It's a strange twist. Levi, who shares 6-year-old Tripp with Palin, tells TMZ he and wife Sunny are going to do what they can to help raise her new kid. He says she's "a great mom."

And get this ... Levi says he's sorry for Bristol's string of bad luck, specifically mentioning the fact she called off her wedding.  

Palin posted a somber announcement on her Facebook page Thursday and noted that the pregnancy was a "huge disappointment" to her and her family, but Sunday she said the pregnancy was planned.

As for the whole kid out of wedlock thing, Levi says waiting to have kids until the parents tie the knot is the way to go, but he understands things happen ... they happened to him. 

Strange words for someone fighting for custody. 

Diddy

Hits the Stage

...Then His Ass

6/29/2015 3:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

You can't keep Diddy down ... even when he falls into a giant hole.

It happened Sunday night during an epic Bad Boys Records tribute at the BET Awards featuring Mase, Faith Evans, Lil' Kim, and 112  ... Diddy danced over what appeared to be an elevator lift opening. He fell smack on his ass ... hard.

But the football father took it like a champ -- popping right up and finishing to a standing ovation.

Now that's what you call strength and conditioning.

Diddy seemed in good shape when he hit up BOA after the show, but wasn't into our questions about his UCLA football fight.


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Bristol Palin

So This Pregnancy was Planned

And I Don't Regret It

6/28/2015 11:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0628-bristol-palin-TMZ-03Bristol Palin makes no apparent sense ... now she says her latest out of wedlock baby was planned.

Bristol just posted what looks squarely inconsistent with what she wrote when she announced her pregnancy. She says in her latest blog post, "This pregnancy was actually planned."

Bristol -- who became an abstinence spokesperson and urged women to prevent such pregnancies -- says there's a big difference between her pregnant at 17 and 24. 

It's unclear how this was a mistake if it was planned, and the regret that laced her previous sentiments is now gone. She also says she can't wait for baby #2.

The only possible explanation we can think of ... maybe she and her fiancé got pregnant in anticipation of marriage but then they broke up.

Bristol ends by saying, "Deal with it." We're trying.

Michael Bublé

Toddler Son Hospitalized

... After Scalding

6/26/2015 7:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0626-michael-buble-family-getty-01Michael Bublé's 1-year-old son got burned so badly,  he had to be rushed to a hospital -- but it sounds like he's going to be okay. 

The accident, involving scalding water, happened at Bublé's home in Buenos Aires. Michael is performing in the U.S. ... but his wife, Luisana Lopilato, is at the hospital with their son, Noah.

Reps haven't said exactly what happened to the toddler, but Luisana said he's now "doing very well" and she's hoping they'll be able to go home soon.  

Michael Jackson

6 Years After Death

Estate Generated $2 BILLION

6/25/2015 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0625-michael-jackson-getty-02Michael Jackson died 6 years ago today, and TMZ has learned his estate went from the brink of bankruptcy to financial fortune ... and his kids are now better off than their famous dad.

Sources familiar with the financials tell TMZ, the estate has grossed nearly $2 billion since MJ's death. The money comes from the movies "This is It," the Cirque show "Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour," 50 million albums sold and various other ventures.

After expenses, that $2 bil gets whittled down to around $800 million -- which is a very good return.

But the $800 mil gets significantly cut by taxes ... we're told to around $450 mil.

MJ's debts at the time of his death were around $500 million, so just on those 2 numbers the estate approaches being in the black.  

But there are other ventures, like Sony, where the estate generates a lot of cash.

As for Michael's kids, there's a trust where millions gets distributed as they get older.

Our sources familiar with the financials tell TMZ ... if the estate were completely liquidated today, each kid would get around $100 million.  

Not a bad bounce back from the edge of bankruptcy. 

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Conrad Hilton

Dad Helped Cops Subdue Him

6/25/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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was in such bad shape during his arrest Monday at his ex-girlfriend's home ... police needed his father's help to get him in custody. 

Law enforcement sources tell us ... police rushed to Hunter Salomon's family home after Conrad broke in, and he was so out of control Rick Hilton was called to come over and help.  When Rick arrived he offered to go in with cops and help calm his son down. 

Once inside, Rick got Conrad to lower the volume enough so cops could get him on the ground and handcuff him

Hunter's mother, actress E.G. Daily, was the only person home when Conrad crashed his way in.  We're told he followed her around  as he called out for Hunter. 

As for criminal charges ... Hilton caught a huge break.  The L.A. City Attorney won't charge him for violating a restraining order because there's no proof he was served.

Conrad has been charged with trespassing, which could land him in jail for 6 months.

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Snoop Dogg

MC's Daughter's Sweet 16

Quit Texting, Start Dancing Kids!

6/23/2015 3:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE


Even Snoop Dogg has to fight like hell to keep teenagers' attention -- as he found out when he got on the mic for his daughter's Snooper (yeah, we said it) sweet 16 party.

Cori Broadus and her friends were like most teens at the Monday night bash -- heads buried in their phones, avoiding the dance floor ... even though papa Snoop was urging them to get up and party.

Fear not though -- Snoop found the right old-school jam to got everyone going. Watch the vid ... Snoop's mix, and some shirtless male dancers ... helped keep the floor packed. 

One thing never in doubt -- Snoop had a blast ... as always.

Caitlyn Jenner

Kids Spoil Her With Father’s Day Gifts

6/23/2015 12:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Caitlyn Jenner didn’t unwrap any ties this Father’s Day … she finally got the gifts she’s always wanted – dresses and a day spent as a woman of leisure.

As we previously reported, several of Caitlyn’s kids joined her at her Malibu pad on Sunday, and they didn't come empty-handed.

We’re told the Kardashian girls went all out gifting her with dresses, shoes and accessories for her new wardrobe. Her elder sons Brandon and Burt did yard work so that Caitlyn wouldn’t have to get her manicured hands dirty.

It’s a breaking of tradition for Caitlyn and her kids, who in years past always resorted to sports-related Father’s Day gifts or the token tie.

We're told Caitlyn felt it was the best Father's Day ever.

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Charlie Sheen And Denise Richards

Our Kids are Smarter than a 5th Grader

So Now the Tutor's Suing

6/23/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0621_charlie_sheen_denise_richards_tmz_a-listCharlie Sheen and Denise Richards are about to learn a hard lesson from some very expensive tutors .... in court.

The warring exes hired A-List Tutoring Services -- seriously, that's the name -- to help daughters 11-year-old Sam and 10-year-old Lola gain an edge. The 4-week bill totaled $11,156.25 ...seriously.

Guess who A-List claims didn't pay?

It looks like Denise hired the tutors, because she's listed as the primary defendant and she also has custody. But Charlie's a parent too, so they're both being sued.

No comment from Charlie or Denise.

Now they'll have to settle for B-List tutors.

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