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Lil Wayne

Plus Brand New Caddy ...

Ballin' 16th for 'Hip Hop' Prince

4/1/2015 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Hip-hop superstars Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, and Rich Homie Quan were the icing on the cake for a 16- year-old kid's $150,000 birthday party -- and the guest of honor arrived by chopper!

The lucky kid was KJ Jr. -- son of "Hip Hop Since 1978" founder Kyambo Joshua -- and since Dad rolls with the likes of Jay Z and Kayne West on the reg ... it makes sense the Atlanta bash went down in a huge hangar.

As if shout-outs from Weezy, Lil Boosie, MonicaYo Gotti and a YG performance wasn't enough -- the kid got a 2015 Cadillac Escalade!

Right now it's a toss up for "Ballingest Party of the Year" -- KJ Jr.'s 16th or Snoop Dogg's 18th for his son -- but KJ flying in on a helicopter is a damn good tie-breaker. 

Farrah Abraham

Backdoor Be Damned ...

Little Girls Look Up to Me Now!

3/31/2015 2:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Farrah Abraham is an example to young women on what NOT to do -- and yet pre-teen girls are flocking to her like she's a modern day Mother Teresa. Apologies to Mother Teresa's spirit.

Abraham and her sparkling resume -- teen mom, stripper, porn star, author, DUI arrestee -- were leaving Planet Hollywood in NYC ... when an alarmingly young fan stopped her for a photo. 

And then we got an even bigger shock as Farrah revealed she's going to become a plastic surgeon! Seriously ... she says.

The phrase, "Do what you know" comes to mind ...

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Britney Spears

Gimme More ...

Orange Slices

3/30/2015 8:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Britney Spears Soccer MomBritney Spears was in full-on soccer mom mode this weekend in Woodland Hills as she sat around on a picnic blanket and ate orange slices while she watched her son Jayden play.

She's gone from jailbait to MILF in the blink of an eye.

'Red Band Society' Star

Sucks My Show Got Axed ...

I Was Making Bank!

3/30/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Red Band Society Actress SalaryAnorexia pays ... at least in Hollywood -- where "Red Band Society" star Ciara Bravo raked in more than $250k for her role on the FOX series ... TMZ has learned. 

Caira -- who starred as an anorexic patient in the teen medical dramedy -- was 17 when she took the gig ... so she had to file a minor's contract with the court system. 

According to the docs, Bravo raked in $20k-per-episode ... and the series ran 13 eps ... which according to our calculator app adds up to $260,000. 

Not bad for a show hardly anyone watched.

Amber Rose & Wiz Khalifa

We're Burying the Hatchet

For the Sake of Our Kid

3/29/2015 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Amber Rose Wiz Khalifa RelationshipAmber Rose and Wiz Khalifa have called a truce in their custody war ... and they've agreed to co-parent their son ... TMZ has learned. 

You'll recall Amber and Wiz were at each other's throats, each calling the other a horrible parent and unfit to care for their 2-year-old son Sebastian.

But a song changed Amber's tune. She heard Wiz's new song, "See You Again," which appears on the "Furious 7" soundtrack. We're told here's what got to her:

How could we not talk about family when family's all that we got?
Everything I went through you were standing there by my side
And now you gonna be with me for the last ride

Our sources say Wiz asked Amber to listen to the song, and after she heard it she tearfully called him back and they agreed to work as parents to care for Sebastian.

Baby steps.

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Darius McCrary

Ex-Wife Perjures Herself

Retracts Claim of Violence Against Son

3/28/2015 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Darius McCrary Custody Battle Michael JacksonDarius McCrary's ex-wife says she lied when she swore under oath he beat his kid.

Karrine "Superhead" Steffans filed legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- admitting she perjured herself when she joined forces with Darius' baby mama in a child support war over their young son. Karrine claimed she saw her ex beat the boy with a spoon.  

But Karrine had a change of heart, and filed new legal docs saying she lied because she was "hurt and upset" over their divorce. Tell that to a judge in a perjury case.

Sometimes allies can shoot you in the foot. 

Taraji P. Henson

I Apologize to the Cop

My Son Wasn't Profiled

3/27/2015 3:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Taraji P. Henson just gave a public mea culpa, profusely apologizing to a police officer she accused of racism.

The "Empire" actress had accused a Glendale cop of profiling her son during a traffic stop, but the Glendale PD blew her claim out of the water by releasing dash cam video of the stop, and the cop could not have been nicer. In fact, he let Taraji's son, Marcel Johnson, skate on a traffic violation and possession of Ritalin without a prescription.

Taraji now says, "I would like to publicly apologize to the officer and the Glendale Police Department. A mother's job is not easy and neither is a police officer's."

She adds, "Sometimes as humans WE overreact without gathering all of the facts. As a mother in this case I overreacted and for that I apologize."

Our translation ... Marcel probably wasn't exactly straight with his mom on what went down.

Taraji ends by saying, "Thank you to that officer for being kind to my son."

Smart move.

NFL's Devon Still

Throwing Anti-Cancer Bash

to Celebrate Daughter's Remission

3/26/2015 11:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


There's only one way to celebrate a 4-year-old girl beating cancer ... and that's with a Disney princess themed anti-cancer party!

Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still and his adorable daughter Leah will be doing just that, now that her cancer has gone into remission. 

The two were on FOX 29’s Good Day Philadelphia" on Thursday where Devon talked about how he broke the good news to Leah.  

He explained, "For the past 296 days, I’ve been daydreaming about what that feeling would be like, and then finally, I just looked at my daughter and started crying. She knew why I was crying and she asked me ,‘Did I beat up cancer?’ And I told her ‘Yes’ and we just kept hugging and kissing."

Leah, who still has one more round of chemo to go through, talked about wanting to get a pony and about her upcoming party to celebrate her good health ... complete with all the princesses from "Frozen."

And be sure to check out Leah's advice on where she wants her dad to play football. Hint: it's not the team he actually plays for!

Darius McCrary

Arrested

Child Support Scofflaw

3/26/2015 6:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Darius McCrary
was arrested and jailed because he was way behind in child support.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, "The Family Matters" star was in family court Wednesday in Oakland County, Michigan when the judge had him arrested and taken to jail.

Darius was given 2 options -- pay $5,500 in back support, or unpack and relax for 14 days behind bars. Darius chose door number 1.

McCrary was only in for a couple of hours and released later in the day.

The actor has a son ... looks like he's 5 or 6 years old.  


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NFL's Devon Still

My Daughter's Cancer's In Remission!!!

3/25/2015 2:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0325-devon-leah-still-instagram-01Great news for the Still family -- Cincinnati Bengals lineman Devon Still just announced his 4-year-old daughter Leah is WINNING her battle against cancer .... because it's officially in remission!!!

You know the back story ... Leah was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma back in June and doctors said she had a 50/50 chance to live. 

Despite the fact he wasn't supposed to make the team, the Bengals signed Devon to a contract so he would continue to get health insurance to cover Leah's medical bills.  

Leah's been fighting like hell ever since ... and Wednesday, Devon announced the tide has turned in her favor. 

"Today we received news from Leah's oncologist that her cancer, stage four neuroblastoma, is officially in REMISSION! After 296 days of daydreaming about what it would feel like to hear the doctors say my daughter is in remission, I finally know the feeling."

"When I look at my daughter all I can do is smile and hug her."

"I'm so proud and blessed to call her my daughter. She has made an impact on me and on the world, at the age of four, that I can only wish to make in a lifetime." 

Thank you to my family and friends for the support through all those tough days. Thank you to everyone who has sent a letter to give Leah and our family motivation to keep fighting, a toy that helped Leah get through her days in the hospital, and more importantly a prayer that helped God hear our cries for healing." 

He added, "Thank you to the Bengals for taking on my situation and standing by me and my family and for helping to raise money to fight pediatric cancer."

"Leah is not done with treatments yet. She still needs more to make sure the cancer cells do not return and to build back up her immune system and other damage from the chemo but I know my little warrior will get through it!"

Jeremy Renner's Estranged Wife

I Didn't Choose an Uber Over Our Kid

3/25/2015 1:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0325-jeremy-renner-sonni-pocheco-tmz-splash-03Jeremy Renner's estranged wife has fired off a response to allegations she's a horrible, neglectful mom who extorted her husband ... well, she responded to everything but the extortion thing.

Sonni Pacheco says Jeremy is lying in his legal docs when he claims she hopped in an Uber and left their nearly 2-year-old daughter Ava alone for 15 minutes. She also says allegations that she was smoking and drinking during her pregnancy are a lie as well.  

She says she did NOT stop breastfeeding because she was hitting the bottle. Sonni says she stopped because her diet was making Ava gassy.

She also says she's a doting mom and Jeremy is spotty when it comes to caring for the kid. She mentions an incident shortly after Ava was born, claiming Ava burnt her head on his fireplace glass and he expressed no concern other than to tell her to bring over some polysporin.

Here's what she doesn't mention ... Jeremy's business partner said in his documents Sonni allegedly tried extorting Jeremy, saying she'd release embarrassing videos of the actor if he stopped helping her get a green card. She makes no mention of this in her legal response. 

Sonni is fighting to get full custody even though they've been sharing 50/50 custody since they split in December. Sonni also wants more child support than Jeremy is paying.

Bill Goldberg

My Son Will Never Join WWE

... I Forbid It!

3/25/2015 8:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The blood is still VERY BAD between Bill Goldberg and Vince McMahon ... with the wrestling legend telling TMZ Sports there's NO WAY IN HELL he'd ever let his kid work for the WWE. 

Goldberg was out in L.A. promoting Glory kickboxing ... when we asked if his 8-year-old son, Gage -- an aspiring Muay Thai fighter -- would ever follow his bone-crushing footsteps into the WWE. 

0325_Goldbergs-Son_instagram"One thing's for sure ... I'll buy a company and have him work for ME before he went into the WWE."

Of course, Goldberg left the WWE on bad terms in 2004 -- and trashed Vince on his way out. 

In fact, he gave an interview in 2011 saying, "I can't really say anything positive about the man. I'ts like working for a carny who's driven only by his ego."

So, what does Goldberg want his son to be when he grows up? Check out the clip. 

Chris Brown

I Want My Baby Mama Close

So I Can Be a Good Dad

3/25/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Chris Brown Baby Mama A lot of rappers run for the hills when they knock up some random chick, but Chris Brown wants to move that random chick to the hills ... the Hollywood Hills, so he can be close to his little girl.

TMZ broke the story ... Chris got Nia Guzman, a 31-year-old Houston woman, pregnant and now he's the proud dad of 9-month-old Royalty. We know Chris has spent time with the baby since finding out he's the father, but it's difficult because Royalty is 1372 air miles away from Chris' L.A. home.

Sources connected with Chris tell us ... he's asked Nia to move to L.A. with their daughter and he'll foot the bill for housing. He's not romantically involved with Nia, but we're told he genuinely wants a meaningful relationship with Royalty. He's saying he'd like to see her every day.

Chris is in "negotiations" with Nia over support. He's paying her more than he's required to under the law, but he got pissed off when she started talking about their relationship and vowed to go to court where a judge would reduce the child support he's informally paying.

Our sources say Chris has told Nia, if she moves to L.A. he won't pull the trigger on a child support court case and she'll continue getting the premium amount, in addition to a place to live.

Nia hasn't decided, but it sounds like a good deal.

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