"Too Close" singer Raphael Brown,from the R&B group Next, got sole custody of his kids -- at least for now -- and may have saved them from being snatched and moved to Minnesota.
According to legal docs, Brown said his ex-wife, Juliette, abused their 12-year-old son and recently forcibly removed him from school.
He says the first time the son was taken out of school, the boy ran scared and screaming from his mom's car. Brown says 2 days later his ex tried again, but the cops intervened and sent him home to his dad.
Brown says he's scared his ex might also be abusing their daughter.
We spoke with Juliette and she thinks Raphael's a "difficult person" and this is merely a ploy to escape paying child support. She claims to be an exceptional mother who has never abused her kids, and has only doled out occasional spankings ... which she calls perfectly legal.
The couple has had their share of troubles, and prior to getting sole custody ... Brown was concerned his ex would take the kids to Minnesota where her family lives.
Bristol Palin's newest baby daddy is one smart cookie, because he just beat her to the punch by telling the family law judge exactly how much he can afford in the child support department.
Dakota Meyer -- the father of Bristol's 2-month-old daughter Sailor -- claims in new legal docs he makes $100,000 a year working construction, and gets another $37k in disability from the Marine Corps.
Under Alaska law, Dakota's income would entitle Bristol to $1,754 a month in child support.
So, you ask, why is Dakota running to court to establish his legal obligation to pay child support? Well, he's a good student of history, because when Bristol was fighting Levi Johnston for child support, he tried convincing the judge her claims about his income were wildly inflated.
Dakota is trying to manage expectations out of the gate by immediately going on the offensive.
He should be a lawyer ... but then again, that would probably mean he'd pay more child support.
Tyga is alarmed his baby mama was arrested for possessing ecstasy and being wasted in public, and he's now sharpening the legal knives to wrestle custody from her.
Sources connected with Tyga tell TMZ he's alarmed at Blac Chyna's arrest in Austin last week, and is worried her problems with drugs and alcohol might be putting 3-year-old King at risk.
Tyga has already filed legal docs to change the custody arrangement, and now thinks Chyna's recent run-in proves he's the more responsible parent and he should have King during the week, allowing her visitation on weekends.
And this is interesting ... we're told Tyga is well aware of the video Rob Kardashian posted of him playing with King. We're told Tyga is cool with Rob's relationship with Chyna and has no fear about being replaced as a father by anyone, including Rob.
Tyga thinks Rob is a good guy and has no problem with him. Chyna on the other hand ...
O.J. Simpson's daughter, Sydney Simpson, has resurfaced in St. Petersburg, Florida. She was quietly living there, until the swell of interest over the FX crime drama about her father.
Sydney, now 30, blended in with the rest of her neighbors doing the usual errands ... taking out the trash and walking her dog.
You can't help but feel bad ... Sydney was 8 and her brother, Justin, only 5 when their mother, Nicole Brown Simpson, was nearly decapitated at her Brentwood condo while they both slept upstairs. It's almost unthinkable ... but O.J. left Nicole's body for her kids to find. Luckily, cops intervened.
Florida ... a long way from Las Vegas, where O.J.'s currently in prison for a different crime.
Louis Tomlinson is so sure newborn son Freddie Reign is his kid, he has no plans to prove it with a DNA test ... TMZ has learned.
Sources close to Louis and Briana Jungwirth tell us the 1D-er's always copped to the kid being his ever since finding out Briana was pregnant. They started dating about a year ago and we're told things were so serious initially, he had zero doubt Briana was faithful.
While any lawyer would tell Tomlinson to seal the deal with a paternity test ... we're told he's totally cool with passing.
The NFL has teamed up with the Make-A-Wish foundation to bring 13 kids -- and their families -- to Super Bowl 50 ... for a pretty awesome 4-day football weekend.
The M.A.W. foundation says the kids are traveling from all over the country -- and even Canada -- to San Francisco on Thursday ... where they will all get the full V.I.P. experience.
"They will enjoy a welcome reception and a weekend of visiting the NFL Experience, a stadium tour, visits by former NFL stars, and more before the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers face off at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 7."
By the way, this wish ain't cheap -- tickets to SB50 start at $2,900 on StubHub ... which makes it that much cooler that M.A.W. is bringing 13 kids and their families.
The hostility between Laura and Gilbert goes back way further than that -- but on Monday, the judge told them they NEED to learn to get along for the sake of the kids and ordered them to 12 hours of co-parenting classes, which must be taken together.
If they don't complete the classes, the judge could alter the arrangement again -- affecting everything from Gilbert's financial obligation to visitation.
They're due back in court in July -- giving them 6 months to figure things out.
It's been 2 months since the 15-year-old bailed on his mom during the London leg of her tour and moved in with his dad. He said then that he wanted to live with Guy, and apparently time hasn't softened his feelings.
Rocco has been ordered to appear in court Wednesday. Guy has already lawyered up. As we reported, Madonna believes Guy has poisoned their son by talking crap on her.