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Johnny Depp Yo Ho Ho Ho A Merry Christmas to Thee

12/9/2016 2:31 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1209_Johnny-Depp-Jack-Sparrow-Childrens-Hospital-launchInstead of getting a visit from Jolly Old St. Nick, kids at a London hospital got something arguably way cooler when Johnny Depp rolled through in his Jack Sparrow getup.

Johnny visited the Great Ormond Street Hospital on Friday where he took pics and spread a little yuletide cheer.

He's done this type of thing before to cheer up sick kids, which we gotta say is pretty sweet. Next year we suggest he team up with Santa though.

He can bring the reindeer. Johnny'll bring the rum.

Angelina Jolie Our Kids Are Still Traumatized ... We Need a Specialist

12/8/2016 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1207_angelina_jolie_brad_pitt_tmzAngelina Jolie is imploring Brad Pitt to help find a new professional to help them and their children deal with the "trauma" of what happened on their private jet 3 months ago.

Angelina's attorney fired off an email to Brad's legal team on December 1, proposing they "participate in joint sessions with a trauma specialist so that they may learn how to best support and interact with their children."

The request makes it clear -- Jolie thinks the kids are so bad off because of what they witnessed on the plane, and the therapy process they've been going through isn't getting the job done. As we've reported, both sides agreed in September to attend family therapy sessions as part of their temporary custody agreement.

Another sign the situation is still dire -- in docs, Brad's attorney suggested their 2 eldest boys, Maddox and Pax, might not want to visit with their dad.

One source tells us the boys walked out of one session in the past, and have refused to attend others.

It's important to note ... DCFS closed out its investigation after concluding Brad did nothing that warranted official action.  DCFS could have referred the case to dependency court if it felt the kids were in danger, or recommended criminal prosecution ... it did neither.

It's unclear if he's responded to Angelina's request.

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Julian Edelman First Pic with Baby Daughter 'Welcome to the Fam'

12/8/2016 8:49 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

1208-julian-edelman-baby-girl-wcw-INSTAGRAM-01File Under: Awwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!

Here's New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman holding his brand new baby daughter Lily -- the first time he's gone public about the kid. 

"My biggest #wcw of all time," Edelman posted on Instagram ... "Happy to welcome a new squirrel to the tree, my baby girl lily #proud."

Lily was born on Nov. 30th. 

Edelman's baby mama -- Swedish model, Ella Rose -- had filed paternity docs back in July naming the NFL star as the dad. Now, he's essentially confirmed it ... so, all that's left is hashing out child support and custody arrangements.

We're told the two are on good terms but are NOT on romantic terms. They've sort of been friends with benefits for the past few years. 

Our sources say Julian is committed to co-parenting the kid and being a good dad.

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Andre Johnson Drops $20k On Toys For Kids 80 Seconds To Shop!!

12/7/2016 9:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

1207-andre-johnson-instagram-01Santa Claus is 6'3" and once ran the 40 in 4.41 seconds ... 'cause 7x Pro Bowler Andre Johnson just hooked a bunch of underprivileged kids up with almost $20,000 worth of toys.

Johnson invited a group of kids to a Houston, Texas Toys "R" Us store ... and gave them 80 seconds (he wore #80 as a Texan) and a shopping cart to grab WHATEVER THEY WANTED!!

Johnson's rep tells TMZ Sports once all the toys and electronics were added up ... the bill came to roughly $20,000.

BTW -- this is the 9th year Andre's hosted the Christmas shopping spree. He was joined by the Texans cheerleaders!

The kids also got a gaming console -- along with games -- in addition to whatever they grabbed off the shelves.

#SantaWearsAHelmet

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Angelina Jolie Angling for London with Kids and U.N.'s Top Job ... Sources Say

12/6/2016 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1205-angelina-jolie-brad-pitt-fun-art-03Angelina Jolie has an endgame in her claims Brad Pitt abused one or more of their children -- she wants to move to London with the kids and score a top position in the United Nations ... sources connected with the couple tell TMZ.

Several well-placed sources say Brad and Angelina have not gotten along for more than a year, and she's been looking for an opportunity to end the marriage and bolt for her dream job ... with all 6 children in tow. We're told she knew that would be nearly impossible unless Brad's right to joint custody was in jeopardy.

As we reported ... Angelina told L.A. County Dept of Child and Family Services officials Brad brutalized Maddox on a private jet and engaged in other conduct that endangered the children. We know Brad strongly denied intentionally striking Maddox or engaging in any abuse, and DCFS clearly saw it his way ... closing out the investigation without taking any action.

Our sources say Angelina's move to involve DCFS was orchestrated by 2 women she's been relying on for advice for more than a year. One is a member of England's House of Lords, and the other also holds a U.K. government position. We're told they've been in Angelina's ear, convincing her she could become Secretary General of the U.N. if she plays her cards right.

Angelina, who has been paying both women handsomely for their consulting services, is all in and taking their cue that a move to London would help get her closer to the U.N. gig.

0923-launch-angelina-jolie-un-getty-02The rub, of course, is in order to take her kids out of the country ... she'd have to prove some sort of parental unfitness on Brad's part. So far she's struck out.

Jolie's rep denies there's a move planned and says Angelina is focused on the health and well being of her children. The rep adds, Angelina wants to continue therapy with the kids and Brad.

Our sources are clear and insist Europe and the U.N. post is the ultimate goal. 

The custody war is now in family court -- she wants sole physical custody and he wants joint. We're told Angelina has a slim to none chance of taking the kids 6,000 miles away from Brad.

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Rob Kardashian & Blac Chyna Birthing Dream Paid ... Where's Our Wedding Check?

12/5/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1129-rob-kardashian-blac-chyna-tmz-01Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna are all in when it comes to cashing in on their milestones as a couple ... and they're ready to start talking turkey for a TV wedding special.

Sources close to the couple tell TMZ ... they're on solid ground since Dream's birth, and want to get married next year. We're told there's no date set, but one major factor in that decision will be what's best for TV.

There's nothing contractually obligating them to shoot their wedding, but for the right price ... they'd be all about it. Remember, they scored a sweet deal for their baby birth special which airs in a couple weeks.

Our sources say Rob and Blac already have a few venues in mind, but they're not locking anything down just yet. As for Dream, there's no drama in the co-parenting dept and she's helping them grow closer.

Now an agent just needs to get 'em closer to a TV deal.

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Rosie O'Donnell I'm So Sorry, Melania

12/1/2016 8:56 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Rosie O'Donnell has belatedly apologized to Melania Trump for blasting out on social media her 10-year-old son, Barron, might be autistic ... which he is not.

Rosie now says, "I apologize to @MELANIATRUMP - i was insensitive in my RT - i am sorry for the pain i caused - it was not my intent - i am truly sorry."

Melania went ballistic after a YouTuber posted a video suggesting Baron had autism, and Rosie then re-posted the video with the caption, "Barron Trump Autistic?"

TMZ broke the story, Melania hired lawyer Charles Harder, who fired off a letter to the YouTuber telling him if he didn't take the video down he'd sue. He also called out Rosie in the letter, but did not threaten her.

Our sources say Melania has been indignant at Rosie for doing what she believes was a mean-spirited act.

The YouTuber has taken the video down and apologized.

Steve Irwin Son Turns 13 ... What a Croc!

12/1/2016 7:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1201_robert_irwin_birthday_party_launch_3Steve Irwin's son, Robert, celebrated turning 13 by making his late dad proud -- cradling a baby crocodile and feeding others twice his size. 

Robert's party was at Australia Zoo with sister Bindi, mom Terri and a reptile-themed bday cake that looked like some kinda hatchling -- perhaps a T-Rex embryo? One-winged Pterodactyl?

Your guess is as good as ours, but the kid definitely partied like a croc star. 

Kim Kardashian Here's What Her Day Looks Like Not for the Faint of Heart

11/30/2016 10:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1130_kim_kardashian_kanye_west_tmzKim Kardashian is now charged with Superwoman tasks, which include putting her own emotional upset on hold, caring for her kids and giving a husband in crisis vital emotional support.

Here's an example of a day in the life over the last week and a half.

EARLY MORNING

Wake up her 11-month-old and 3-year-old and give them uninterrupted attention as she feeds, clothes and nurtures them. She organizes their day by getting them off to various appointments and activities.

LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON

Kim beelines it for UCLA Medical Center where her attention becomes singular ... providing emotional and various other forms of support for Kanye. Kim comforts him, deals with a slew of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals, makes medical decisions and, just as important, tries to cheer Kanye up.

LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING

Kim books it back home where she's there before the kids get home. She feeds them, spends time with them and tucks them into bed.

LATE EVENING

We're told she often then goes back to the hospital to spend more time with Kanye.

People close to the family tell us she hasn't cracked at all ... she's upbeat and strong with everyone, even in the face of a pretty crappy situation. 

As we reported, doctors have not decided when Kanye can come home, so it's Groundhog Day for Kim until further notice.

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Michael Phelps Baby's 1st Swim Lessons ... 6-Month-Old Hits the Pool

11/30/2016 6:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Only 15-and-a-half more years 'til the 2032 Olympics ... and Michael Phelps is wasting no time getting his 6-month-old son, Boomer, ready for action! 

The Olympic hero took his kid to his old training pool in Baltimore -- where Boom got a lesson from dad's very first swim coach, Cathy Bennett

Mike's wife, Nicole Johnson, was also there.  

So, how'd Boomer do?  

Actually, not bad for a baby ... 

Melania Trump Threatens Suit Over False Barron 'Autism' Video And Says Rosie Made it Worse

11/28/2016 1:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1128-melania-trump-rosie-odonnell-TMZ-02Melania Trump has hired a famous lawyer who is now threatening a lawsuit over a video suggesting her 10-year-old son, Barron, is autistic, and the letter calls out Rosie O'Donnell as a bully.

According to the letter, obtained by TMZ, the YouTube video falsely insinuates Barron is autistic. The letter, and our sources familiar with the situation, say Barron absolutely is not autistic.  

1128-sub-rosie-odonnel-tweet-autism-barron-trump-twitter-4Rosie tweeted out the video last week, with a caption, "Barron Trump Autistic?" The letter says, "The video allegedly seeks to 'stop the bullying' of Barron Trump. Not true ... The video did instigate further bullying by Rosie O'Donnell and others."

The video lists a number of signs it claims points to autism, including Barron clapping without slapping his hands together. Melania's attorney, Charles J. Harder, says Barron did this once -- at the end of a long day at the RNC -- but the "vast majority of the time, he claps normally."

The video shows Barron yawning and grimacing during his father's victory speech at the RNC and on election night. Melania's team says both events were late at night, and Barron was exhibiting normal behavior for a 10-year-old.

Melania is not threatening to sue Rosie, but her attorney, Harder, wants the person who posted the YouTube clip to delete it and post an apology.

Our sources say Melania is outraged and is serious about going after the person who posted the video if he doesn't take it down.

Barron Trump Big Guns Come Out for Play Date

11/28/2016 9:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

barron_trump_guard_launchBarron Trump's going to have seriously high caliber play dates from here on out ... courtesy of the Secret Service and the U.S. Coast Guard.

The 10-year-old and his friends were hanging at Mar-a-Lago over the Thanksgiving weekend, and the lawn was fully covered by several badasses with BIG guns -- by sea, ground and, we're guessing, air.

Donald Trump's Florida estate presents security challenges because of its accessibility from the water. The Secret Service has said it will deploy more than 920 agents to protect the President-elect, his kids, their spouses and his grandkids.

Laurie Hernandez CHA CHA CHING! I Made a Fortune On 'Dancing!'

11/25/2016 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1118-laurie-hernandez-tmz-gettyIt really pays to go the distance on "Dancing with the Stars" -- just ask U.S. Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez ... who just made a TON OF CASH on her way to winning the Mirrorball Trophy.

Since Laurie is only 16 ... producers had to get a judge to sign off on the terms of her contract in order for it to be enforceable. And those documents included the entire 'Dancing' pay structure.

Laurie got a cool $125k just for being on the show -- but she got more cash the further she made it.

Surviving to Week 3 and 4 got her $10k per week.

Week 5 paid $15k.

Weeks 6 and 7 paid $20k per week.

Weeks 8 and 9 ... $30k per week.

Weeks 10 and 11 ... $50k per week.

Grand total ... $360,000!!!

Not bad for 3 months of work!  

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