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'Honey Boo Boo' Star My Extra Thumb Went Thump

10/23/2016 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1021-mama-june-granddaughter-tmz'Honey Boo Boo' star Kaitlyn Cardwell is healthy and recovering after surgery to remove an extra thumb.

Kaitlyn -- Mama June's 4-year-old granddaughter -- was born while the show was still on-air ... and her extra digit became a big topic of conversation. Kaitlyn's mom, Anna, tells us she made the decision to have the thumb removed to thwart medical issues and bullying.

Kaitlyn will wear a cast for 6 months ... but it's definitely worth it.

It could have an adverse effect on her cheese ball intake ... just ask Honey Boo Boo.

Brad Pitt I'm Not Answering Angelina's Divorce For the Sake of Our Kids

10/21/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1020-brad-pitt-angelina-joile-tmz-01Brad Pitt will not file a legal response to Angelina Jolie's divorce petition because it would set the stage for a nasty legal battle ... and he fears it would cause great psychological damage to their kids.

Brad's legal answer was supposed to be filed Wednesday, but the deadline came and went. Sources close to the case tell us ... Brad wants joint legal and physical custody, but if he actually filed papers it would draw the battle lines. Angelina wants sole physical custody, setting up a possible custody war.

Angelina could set the wheels in motion for a default judgment since Brad hasn't answered her petition, but we're told that is not going to happen. She agrees ... healing the family is the priority, not starting a war.

There's something else here at play. The L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services is still investigating the airplane confrontation between Brad and 15-year-old Maddox, and Brad will be in a much stronger position if DCFS closes the case before he files his answer.

Our sources also say there's a chance the whole divorce case could settle privately without any dueling divorce docs. And, we're told, on that goal both Angelina and Brad agree.


Tyson Gay's Daughter 4th Man Arrested In Murder Case

10/20/2016 6:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

1020-lamonte-williams-mug-01A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of Tyson Gay's 15-year-old daughter ... the 4th suspect arrested so far ... cops have confirmed. 

The Lexington P.D. says they believe Lamonte A. Williams was involved in the gunfight near the Cook Out restaurant on October 16th ... in which a stray bullet struck and killed Trinity Gay, daughter of the U.S. Olympic track star. 

Cops say Williams and at least 3 other men opened fire on each other that night and fired multiple gunshots. 

The other 3 suspects have already been arrested. 

Williams has been charged with wanton endangerment. 

The investigation is still active -- cops are still trying to determine the exact sequence of events that led up to Gay's death.

Brad Pitt First Face-to-Face With Maddox Since Plane Incident

10/20/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1019_brad_pitt_tmzBrad Pitt had his first visit in more than a month with his 15-year-old son, Maddox ... since their confrontation last month on a private jet ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected with Angelina tell us the 2 met Wednesday afternoon with a therapist present. There had been a plan in place for Brad and Maddox to reunite a while back, but we're told the therapist felt the timing wasn't right.

The sources say Brad has had visits with his 5 other kids before Wednesday, but the face-to-face with Maddox is a turning point.

As we reported, Brad and Angelina agreed to a temporary custody plan which the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services created, in which Angelina gets temporary physical custody and Brad gets visitation.

As we reported, DCFS is still investigating the airplane incident and the FBI questioned Angelina and the kids Tuesday in a fact-finding mission. Our law enforcement sources stress there is no FBI investigation ... just fact-finding.

Our Angelina sources say, even though she's headed to divorce court, she still wants their family to function with a fully involved father and mother.


Blac Chyna Tyga & Kylie's Spies Stole My Son's Party Theme

10/20/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1019-blac-chyna-tyga-kylie-jenner-tmz-02Blac Chyna is pissed at Tyga for jacking her Ferrari birthday party plans for their son, and adding his own bells and whistles to outdo her ... and she smells a rat behind the whole mess.

A source close to Chyna tells TMZ ... she believes a production staffer on her reality show fed Tyga and Kylie Jenner all the details of her party for King -- which she spent 2 months planning. We're told Tyga and Kylie were invited to the Saturday event, but no-showed ... then threw their bigger copycat bash the next day.

Chyna says she's happy her son enjoyed the birthday double up, but as a mother ... it was a slap in the face. Plus, it's insult to injury if someone from her own show tipped off her enemy.

Co-parenting. It ain't for everyone.


Angelina Jolie and Kids Interviewed by FBI

10/19/2016 12:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1019_angelina_jolie_fbi_tmz-2Angelina Jolie and her kids were interviewed Tuesday by 2 FBI agents ... primarily to determine where exactly the incident between Brad Pitt and 15-year-old son Maddox went down.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... 2 FBI agents paid Angelina a visit at her Malibu home and spent more than 3 hours there. Well-placed sources tell us there is not an official investigation ... the agency is in a "fact-finding" stage to determine if there's evidence to warrant an investigation.

We're told the agents wanted Angelina and the kids to walk through the incident step-by-step, but they spent a lot of time trying to pin down the location of the airplane at the time it happened.

We're told it matters if the plane was not in U.S. airspace when the argument went down. The FBI also asked numerous questions about what happened on the ground when the plane refueled in Minnesota. There's some question as to whether Minnesota officials might have jurisdiction.

Sources tell us Angelina was cooperative but her endgame is for the whole thing to just go away.

As we reported, it's highly unlikely the FBI will press the case.


Holly Robinson Peete Dodgers Manager Hired My Autistic Son ... 'He's the Best'

10/19/2016 11:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Holly Robinson Peete says her autistic son, RJ, currently works in the L.A. Dodgers clubhouse ... and it's all thanks to manager Dave Roberts

"My son has autism," Holly said ... and when Roberts first met RJ, he "treated him just like an amazing kid. Gave him a great job."

RJ is 19 years old -- but when he was a little boy, doctors told Holly he would never talk, have friends, go to school or get a job. 

He's done ALL of those things -- thanks to support from incredible people like Dave Roberts. 

"He's just the best," Holly said ... "I'm glad he's our manager."


'Dance Moms' Kid Star Maddie and I Are Gonna Be BFFs ... Like Selena and Demi!

10/19/2016 8:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Dance Moms" star JoJo Siwa doesn't mind a little friendly competition with alum Maddie Ziegler at the moment ... 'cause she thinks they'll be pallin' around under one roof when it's all said and done. 

We got the 13-year-old dancer out in Playa Vista Tuesday where she told us she and Maddie will end up being the next Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato.

Here's the thing ... Maddie's already moved on from "Dance Moms" to make waves with top-notch stars like Sia and Kristen Wiig. She was also a judge on this season's 'So You Think You Can Dance.' In short, JoJo's got some catching up to do.

Check out the clip -- JoJo's definitely got Maddie's back. Here's hoping Maddie feels the same way.

Johnny Damon I Got a SECOND Vasectomy 'First One Didn't Work All the Way'

10/19/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

There will be NO EIGHTH CHILD for Johnny Damon ... 'cause the ex-MLB star says he just got snipped for the second time ... after his first vasectomy didn't quite hold up.

The former Red Sox stud was at the Mohegan Sun 20th Anniversary party with his wife, Michelle -- when they were asked if they were planning to add another Damon to the already massive family!

That's when Johnny revealed that he already tried to put a stop to his procreating with a vasectomy a few years ago -- but it didn't work ... and Michelle got pregnant with his 7th kid!

Damon says he had to go back and have a doctor rework his man plumbing -- "Hopefully, this one worked."

FYI, Damon's kind of an anomaly -- 'cause less than 1 PERCENT of vasectomies fail the first time ... according to


Kylie Jenner vs Blac Chyna Competing 4th Bday Parties for King

10/17/2016 7:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kylie Jenner is in the running for StepAlmostMom of the Year after she and Tyga threw a baller Ferrari birthday bash for his son -- but it happened to be a carbon copy of the one Blac Chyna threw.

King really made out for his 4th birthday -- the Sunday party with Kylie and his dad was epic. Ferrari balloons, Ferrari cake, Ferrari plates, horse rides with Ferrari saddles, and a freakin' Ferris wheel! 

But King got all the same stuff one day earlier at his mom's house. Seriously, Chyna had almost the exact same Ferrari themed party on Saturday.

Kylie and Chyna really should talk more often.


Dennis Rodman My Son's WAYYY Better Than I Was At BBall!!

10/15/2016 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

HOFer Dennis Rodman is one of the greatest rebounders ever ... but he's not even the best hooper in his family ... 'cause Dennis says his son's a "way better" player than him.

TMZ Sports saw Rodman -- a 5x NBA champ -- in L.A. earlier this week ... and asked the "Worm" about his teen son, D.J. Rodman ... who's a beast on the court.

D.J. -- who plays at Corona del Mar H.S. in California -- is only a sophomore. Still, the way Rodman describes his son, the kid's gonna be rockin' an NBA uni one day soon.

Check out the clip!

Uma Thurman Arpad Wants More Custody? He Cancels On Our Kid All the Time!

10/14/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1014-uma-thurman-arpod-busson-gettyUma Thurman's baby daddy doesn't deserve more visitation with their daughter -- because she says he's been a flaky father who has rarely seen the girl.

Sources connected to the case tell TMZ ... when she and ex-fiance Arpad Busson head to court in a few months, Uma will argue Arpad cancels his scheduled time to see their 4-year-old "7 times out of 10."

We're told Arpad is the one who's asking the judge for more time, but our sources say these are just "bullying tactics." Our sources say he gets a significant amount of custodial time currently, yet doesn't come close to taking advantage of it.

Sources say Uma wants to co-parent with Arpad, but only if the agreement is healthy for the whole family.

We're told when it comes to sharing custody, either she or a nanny has to take the child to London or the Bahamas, where he lives, because he won't take the time to pick her up.

On a separate note ... we're told Arpad wants Uma's engagement ring back. But she's gonna fight it because she claims it was gifted outright after the engagement was cancelled.

Uma's rep had no comment. We also spoke with Arpad's lawyer, who also had no comment.

'Modern Family' Kid Star Jay and Gloria's Baby Boy Raked in 6 Figures!

10/9/2016 12:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0930-jeremy-maquire-modern-family-fun-art-GETTY-01The kid who's now playing Sofia Vergara's youngest son on "Modern Family" got a fat payday for his first season ... north of $130k. 

5-year-old Jeremy Maguire -- starring as Joe Pritchett in season 7 -- signed a deal for $9,000 an episode.

Joe popped up on camera for 15 of the 22 episodes last year, meaning he made $135k. He's also due for a 4% raise each year they bring him back ... and he's already shooting season 8. 

Jeremy better enjoy the cash while he can -- producers have recast his character in the past ... so it could happen again.  

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