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'Law & Order' Director

Busted For Child Pornography

7/30/2015 6:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0730-jason-alexander-mugshotJason “Jace” Alexander spent a decade directing "Law & Order" but Wednesday he was living out an episode when he was popped on child pornography charges. 

Alexander was charged with two felonies -- possessing and sharing illegal and obscene performances of sexual conduct by children under the age of 17. 

He was nabbed after an investigator downloaded child pornography off the internet and traced the file’s IP address back to Alexander’s address in New York. 

Cops searched Alexander’s home and say they found computers and external hard drives stocked with files of minors engaged in child pornography.

His bail is set at $10k. He faces 7 years if convicted.

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Carmelo Anthony's

2nd Grade Son ...

Dominating 3rd Grade Basketball

7/28/2015 8:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0728-carmelo-son-instagramCarmelo Anthony's son is a BEAST on the court -- and he's only 8 years old ... with his youth team crushing it in a 3rd grade national tournament ... despite the fact they're only 2nd graders. 

TMZ Sports has learned ... Melo's son Kiyan is a member of the New York Gauchos -- which competed at the elite AAU Nationals this weekend in Orlando. 

We spoke with NYG's basketball director, Maxwell Cole, who told us the team is so good, they're competing against bigger and older kids and WINNING!  

0728-subasset-carmelo-son-instagramIn fact, Cole says the Gauchos finished 9th overall -- impressive considering how many 3rd grade AAU teams there are in the country!!!  

As for Kiyan, Maxwell tells us he's great -- and seems to be getting better every day. 

"He knows the game. You can tell the influence his dad has on him. You know he comes from a basketball family."

Both Melo and LaLa were in the stands cheering on their son (who wears #7 like his dad) ... and we're told Shaquille O'Neal also stopped by to support the kids! 

As we previously reported, LeBron's 10-year-old kid, Bronny, is dominating 4th grade hoops -- so James vs. Anthony NBA showdown in 2026???

Kourtney Kardashian

I Want Joint Custody

... For the Kids' Sake

7/27/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0724-scott-disick-kourtney-kardashian-TMZ-01Kourtney Kardashian has calmed down since her split from Scott Disick, and she's not only willing to share custody with Scott ... she wants it that way.

Kardashian sources tell us, Kourtney believes 5-year-old Mason, 3-year-old Penelope and 7-month-old Reign need to have a real, meaningful relationship with their dad. So she wants to hammer out a formal custody agreement which not only gives them joint custody ... each will spend a substantial amount of time with the kids.

Our Kardashian sources confirm Kourtney met with disso-queen Laura Wasser last Monday. It's significant because Wasser is known in divorce lawyer circles as an attorney who always pushes for joint custody.

As for money issues, we're told Scott has made no mention of wanting child support. We're told Scott is actually rolling in dough from various ventures, including TV shows, businesses and a significant inheritance.

'Zoolander 2' Star

I Scored a Really, Really ...

Ridiculously Good Deal

7/25/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0727-cyrus-arnold-instagramCyrus Arnold scored the sweet role of playing the son of Derek Zoolander in the upcoming "Zoolander 2" and he signed a deal so good ... Maury Ballstein must have gotten it for him. 

According to his contract, Arnold will make around $25k for an eight week shoot -- working alongside Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor and probably tons of other huge stars since they'll ALL being making cameos.

But the best part of 13-year-old Cyrus' deal -- besides the paycheck -- is his travel clause. He and one parent get to fly to the set in business class! He can also fly his brother and other parent out once, but they have to fly coach.

Them's the breaks. 

Scott Disick, Kourtney Kardashian

Together Again Briefly

...For the Kids

7/23/2015 3:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0723-scott-disick-kourtney-kardashian-INF-AKMGSI-02Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian kept it civil Thursday, when they had a meal together with the kids.

Scott, Kourtney, Mason and Penelope all had lunch at the Beverly Hills Hotel. We don't know if baby Reign was there.  

After lunch, they drove in separate cars to Scott's Hollywood Hills home where she handed off the kids so he could spend time with them.  

As we reported, Kourtney was at a Century City building Monday, and although we don't know who she saw, it's the building where attorney Laura Wasser works. She repped Kim and Khloe in their divorces, and we know Kourtney wants to work out a custody arrangement.  

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Scott Disick

Playing Catch-Up

On Father-Son Time

7/23/2015 10:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0723_scott_mason_outing_primary_launchScott Disick has begun the family healing process  ... spending Wednesday with his son. 

Disick took five-year-old Mason to Barnes & Noble in Calabasas, where the kid loaded up on toys.

Scott and Mason then went for an early dinner at Rosti Cafe. 

Although he's been out of the picture for the past month following his split with Kourtney, Disick kept in touch from a far ... mostly thanks to FaceTime.

But face-to-face time works much better.  

Kelly Rutherford

Loses Battle for Kids

7/23/2015 10:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0723-kelly-rutherford-daniel-giersch-getty-tmz

Kelly Rutherford was just dealt what could be an unrecoverable blow in her battle to regain custody of her 2 children.

A judge just ruled the actress had no recourse to wage custody war in California. Her ex-husband, Daniel Giersch, has an order from a judge in Monaco -- where he lives -- giving him custody of 8-year-old Hermes and 6-year-old Helena.  

The kids have been living with their dad in Monaco but Kelly won the right to get them for the summer. Today's ruling clears the way for Daniel to take them back.

Kelly has been fighting for 3 years, but it's mostly been a losing battle.

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Zoe Kravitz & Twin Shadow

... Or is It?

7/22/2015 10:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0722-zoe-kravitz-fameflynetZoe Kravitz and her new boyfriend, singer Twin Shadow, shared a moment together recently on the streets of New York ... looking an awful lot like her parents, Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet.

If Jason Momoa doesn't have his glasses on, he might get pissed seeing these pics. 

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NFL's Arian Foster

Wife Files for Divorce

After Baby Mama Drama

7/20/2015 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0720-arian-foster-wife-split-GETTY-INSTAGRAM-01They TRIED to make it work ... but Arian Foster's wife has decided to pull the plug on their marriage ... more than a year after the NFL star fathered a child with another woman. 

TMZ Sports has confirmed the Houston Texans star's wife, Romina Lombardo Foster, filed for divorce in Texas on April 22 ... seeking to end their 4 year marriage. 

Romina tells us, "After much thought and soul searching, I have made the difficult decision to end our marriage."

Arian says the two are ending the relationship on extremely good terms -- saying the marriage "has been nothing but a gift."

"I’m extremely grateful for the wife, mother and person she was to myself and our children. I will continue to be here and support her wholeheartedly on her next journey as I’m sure she’ll do the same for me." 

As we previously reported, Foster fathered a child with another woman last year. He and Romina tried to repair their relationship, but in the end, Romina decided it was best to move on. They have two young children together. 

Here are statements from Arian and Romina in full ... 

Statement from Arian: 

"After 4 years of marriage, it has been nothing but a gift. I’m extremely grateful for the wife, mother and person she was to myself and our children. I will continue to be here and support her wholeheartedly on her next journey as I’m sure she’ll do the same for me. We have two beautiful children that are the center and focal point for both of our lives and I’m forever thankful that we crossed paths. At this time please respect the privacy of her, myself and most importantly our children."

Statement from Romina: 

"After much thought and soul searching, I have made the difficult decision to end our marriage.

We are both committed to being excellent co-parents. Our children always come first and we will continue to raise them together as a family. We ask that you respect our privacy and our children's privacy during this time."

'Southpaw' Star

Hey 50 Cent, If You Need a Loan ...

Disney's Hooking Me Up

7/19/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0717-oona-laurence-GETTY-01If 50 Cent needs a few bucks to get by, he should hit up his 12-year-old "Southpaw" co-star Oona Laurence, who just got setup for a huge payday on a new Disney franchise. 

Laurence -- who plays Jake Gylenhaal's daughter in "Southpaw" -- just signed on for the Disney reboot of “Pete’s Dragon" ... plus 2 more sequels. Oona gets $100k for the first film, $200k for the second and $400k for the third.

Depending on box office numbers ... she could earn up to a $50k bonus on the first movie, and up to $100k for the second.

Keeps this kid's number, Fiddy

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Rick Ross' Baby Mama

I'm Gonna Get You, Clucker!!

Demands Wingstop Cash

7/17/2015 9:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0716-ross-kemp-tmz-youtube-02Rick Ross has something in common with Chris Brown – one of his baby mamas wants a fatter child support check ... due to all the cheese he's making from hawking wings.

Tia Kemp, NOT the woman in the 50 Cent-leaked sex tape, filed docs to modify Ross' child support checks for their son William III. The boss has been paying $1,951 per month, but Kemp says she deserves more because Rick's rolling: 

- 9 successful Wingstop franchises
- $5.9 million mansion in Atlanta
- $5.1 million mansion in South FL
- Luc Belaire Rose sparkling wine and mCig electronic cigarette endorsement deals
- a recent hot-selling album ("Mastermind") 

Kemp says she should get at least $2,800 -- there's already a clause in their agreement for her to get that amount if he doesn't spend enough time with his son.

She also plays the "our kid is special" card -- pointing out William III is physically gifted, and she needs more dough to put him in martial arts classes because he could be a "star athlete." 

Bill Clinton

There He Goes ...

Hanging Out With a Younger Woman Again!

7/16/2015 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0716-bill-clinton-inf-photo-01Bill Clinton put his "baby-kissing on the campaign trail" skills to good use Thursday as he walked around Madison Square Park in New York City with his granddaughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky.

GILF status achieved.

Bobby Brown

Shout-Out to Swayze ...

For My New Baby's Name

7/15/2015 3:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0715-bobby-brown-birth-cirtificate-Document-Launch-TemplateBobby Brown and his wife are either huge "Point Break" fans, or they're in touch with their inner Buddha -- because they've named their baby girl ... Bodhi.

TMZ obtained a copy of the birth certificate ... which lists her full name as ... Bodhi Jameson Rein Brown. The little girl was born last Thursday at Cedars-Sinai in Bev Hills.

We don't know for sure why Bobby and Alicia Etheredge picked the name Bodhi -- but in Buddhism the word refers to Buddha's enlightenment. More recently ... it was the name of Patrick Swayze's badass character. 

Last year, Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green also named their son Bodhi.

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