Roger Rodas -- who died with Paul Walker in a fiery car crash -- left his children lots of financial security ... in the form of a $1 million life insurance policy.
Rodas' kids are 10 and 12. Their mom, Kristine Rodas, has petitioned for a guardianship ... presumably so she can manage the money on behalf of her children.
There are tinges of sadness in the legal docs. Kristine says she's the children's closest adult relative and their relationship is "loving."
The good news ... Roger provided well for them.
Billy Hunkee in "Soul Plane"
4/17/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ryan Pinkston was only 15-years-old when he played the dweeby white kid Billy Hunkee -- opposite Tom Arnold -- in the 2004 comedy "Soul Plane." Guess what he looks like now!
Files for Divorce from Amy Poehler
4/16/2014 4:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
This is not a trick, Michael -- "Arrested Development" star Will Arnett has officially filed for divorce from Amy Poehler ... nearly two years after the couple separated.
According to court documents, Arnett wants joint legal and physical custody of their two sons aged 5 and 3. He also wants visitation.
43-year-old Arnett and 42--year-old Poehler got married in 2003.
Since they separated, Arnett has reportedly been dating Billy Joel's ex-wife Katie Lee and Poehler has been linked to comedian Nick Kroll.
This is Arnett's second divorce and Poehler's first.
Guess Who This Skater
4/16/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Before this mini man marched to the beat of his own drum he was just another skater hanging out in Fontana, California. Can you guess who it is?
'Southern Charm' Star
I Gave Birth (For Real)
To My Co-Star's Baby
4/15/2014 12:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
So much for reality television ... the 21-year-old star of "Southern Charm" who had a pregnancy scare on the show -- but said her test came back negative -- just had a baby.
Sources close to the show tell us Kathryn Dennis gave birth to a healthy baby girl 2 weeks ago -- the very day the pregnancy-scare episode aired on Bravo. And the baby daddy is her mega-rich 50-year-old co-star Thomas Ravenel.
The hookup between Kathryn and Ravenel was one of the big storylines on the show ... but at the time, pregnancy tests showed Kathryn was NOT pregnant.
But after filming ended, we're told Kathryn and Ravenel began shacking up in Palm Beach, FL -- where they now live as a couple -- and Kathryn got pregnant for real.
Fun Fact: Ravenel is a former treasurer of South Carolina who was was forced to resign and served 8 months in prison ... after he was convicted in 2007 of cocaine distribution.
Little Brother Rory in
"8 SIMPLE RULES"
4/15/2014 12:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Martin Spanjers is best known for playing the younger brother Rory -- opposite Kaley Cuoco, Katey Sagal and John Ritter -- in the short run family comedy "8 Simple Rules... For Dating My Teenage Daughter." Guess what he looks like now!
Guess Who This Frozen
FACE TURNED INTO!
4/14/2014 12:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Before this coned kid cliff dove onto the silver screen she was just another little lady enjoying a sweet treat in Queens, New York. Can you guess who she is?
Ex-Fiancee Claims He Told Kids
We'll Go to Jail If Mommy Squeals
4/11/2014 3:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Game battered his ex-fiancee -- then refused to let her tend to their bleeding child after an EXPLOSIVE fight at his home ... according to new legal docs filed by the rapper's ex -- something Game vehemently denies.
We broke the story ... Tiffney Cambridge got a restraining order ... claiming the rapper broke her nose and beat her to a pulp during a nuclear confrontation March 16th.
Cambridge says in her docs the fight turned so violent, a table broke, injuring both kids. She says their 3-year-old daughter yelled for help because her leg was bleeding ... and Game got even more ferocious when Cambridge went to help her.
According to the docs, he told Cambridge, "Move the f*** out the way" and called her a bitch while tearing her clothing and repeatedly hitting her torso with his closed fist. She claims he also yelled, "I will end it all."
Cambridge says after the fight ... Game refused to let her leave ... telling the children that if Mommy called police, both Mommy and Daddy would go to jail.
She says Game eventually allowed her to take the kids and go. She went to the hospital the next day, where she says she learned her nose was broken.
As we've reported, Game insists he NEVER laid a finger on her and she's flat-out lying.
Debbie Rowe Already Abandoned Her Kids Once
4/11/2014 1:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Jackson's brothers are refusing to allow Debbie Rowe to wrestle guardianship of Prince and Paris from the kids' grandma -- at least if they can help it -- telling TMZ, Debbie abandoned her kids for cash after they were born ... and hasn't cared about them since.
Tito, Randy, Jermaine, and Jackie tell us, "[The children] are well loved and well taken care of. We are quite taken back [sic] that Ms. Rowe has decided now to enter their lives, after she abandoned her children many years ago for money."
The brothers are referring to Debbie agreeing to give MJ full custody of Prince and Paris after giving birth to them ... in exchange for a lump sum of money.
The brothers insist the Jackson family -- Katherine included -- wants only the best for Prince and Paris, adding, "Our only desire is to see our niece and nephews continue to go on with happy, healthy and safe lives. We will do everything and anything with in our power to help make that happen."
As we reported, Rowe will file legal docs asking the judge to appoint her guardian so she can move the children to her ranch in Palmdale CA, where she has a business raising and breeding horses.
I'm Going to Court
To Get Michael Jackson's Kids
4/11/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Debbie Rowe will wage legal war to get guardianship of the 2 kids she had with Michael Jackson ... and if she could she'd gladly take all 3.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Rowe is deeply concerned about the environment in the Jackson home. She likes Katherine Jackson but believes she has gotten way too old to serve as guardian ... "Katherine's not connected with the kids or involved in their lives" Rowe told a friend.
Rowe is also concerned Michael's brothers are hanging around the Calabasas house a lot and have been a terrible influence. She's complained Prince has developed a filthy mouth and is rebellious because no one is even trying to keep him in line.
Rowe is especially upset with Jermaine, who will appear on "Celebrity Wife Swap." Rowe thinks he's just plain creepy and extremely inappropriate, and wants him as far away from the kids as possible.
She feels Blanket --- the 12-year-old who is not her biological kid -- is actually the most vulnerable and most in danger.
As for Paris ... Rowe fears she's not made the kind of improvement which is necessary after her suicide attempt and wants control so she can take steps to ensure her safety.
TJ Jackson is a co-guardian ... we're told Rowe likes him but is worried that he's been on tour and away from the kids for long stretches.
Rowe will file legal docs asking the judge to appoint her guardian so she can move the children to her ranch in Palmdale CA, where she has a business raising and breeding horses.
Fact is ... Rowe has not asked the Estate for money and our sources say she's not interested in a payday. She wants the kids because she loves them and fears for their well-being.
Moon Zappa Divorce
Our Kid Will Still Get the Star Treatment
4/11/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Moon Zappa and "Matchbox Twenty" drummer Paul Doucette just finalized their divorce ... and they agree on one thing ... their daughter will live like a glamorous Hollywood princess.
According to their divorce docs ... 9-year-old Mathilda will get the standard celeb kid trappings -- private schools and music lessons -- but Moon and Paul also signed off on ... "photo or video shoots for Mathilda's career."
Also ... they've agreed to never allow her to be "baby-sat by a hotel baby-sitting service, fun rooms or the equivalent."
The docs show Doucette will pay Zappa $8K a month in spousal support for the next 5 years ... and another $6K a month in child support.
Plus, they'll split the money Paul made from more than 50 songs he's written or co-written -- including "Matchbox Twenty" gems ... "If You're Gone" and "How Far We've Come."
Sappy adult contemporary -- supporting famous kids since 2014.
Makes Kids Testify ...
Dad Did NOT Abduct Us
4/10/2014 3:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Master P has each of his kids on tape saying he DID NOT kidnap them, and their mom has trouble with booze and weed ... claims she adamantly denies.
As TMZ first reported, Sonya Miller went to court yesterday trying to obtain an emergency order forcing the rapper to return their 3 minor children to her. Her request was denied until a court hearing in July.
But today a video popped up on YouTube of Master P interviewing each of his kids about the situation -- and they all backed their dad ... claiming their mother was the bad influence who had exposed them to weed and alcohol.
Master P goes on to say he wants Sonya to get help ... specifically rehab.
Responding to the video, Sonya's attorney tells TMZ she vehemently denies Master P's allegations and calls the video "a joke," "despicable" and "offensive." Miller's lawyer says she'd rather face her ex in court and not battle things out through the media.
Master P's Wife
4/9/2014 11:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Master P's estranged wife is worried sick -- claiming the rap icon has abducted three of their kids over the last two months ... and is now refusing to bring them back home.
Sonya Miller just went to court to request an emergency custody order, forcing Master P to return the kids to their mom asap.
She claims Master P first nabbed 13-year-old son Hercy after picking him up from school in February, then did the same thing with their 9-year-old son Mercy in March. Around the same time, Sonya claims their 17-year-old daughter Tytyana ran off to live with her dad and won't come back.
The ex-couple also has a 14-year-old daughter named Italy, but she's still with her mom.
There's currently no court order in place regarding custody or visitation (since Sonya only recently filed for divorce) so Sonya also asked the judge to award her full physical custody ... at least for now.
As we reported, the ex-couple's divorce has been acrimonious -- Sonya claims Master P left her so destitute she needed welfare.
And she's out of luck a little while longer -- the judge denied Sonya's emergency custody request until a court hearing in July ... allowing the kids to stay with their dad.