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Gary Payton Parental Real Talk On NBA Son ... He Needs The D-League

10/25/2016 10:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Pay attention you participation trophy-loving, "winning isn't everything"-type parents ... Gary Payton is about to give you a lesson in tough love ... by giving you a SUPER REAL scouting report on his son.

And it's kinda prophetic.

We got Payton out in L.A. Sunday night at Dew NBA 3X ... only hours before his kid, Gary II -- an undrafted rookie -- was released by the Houston Rockets. We wanted to know, are we looking at another Hall of Fame Payton?

What Gary gives us is a huge, whopping, "NOT SO FAST" Lee Corso would be proud of ... saying before his kid even thinks about becoming an NBA player ... he might need some time in the D-League.

Check out the clip -- and remember to call your MOM this week.

Gilbert Arenas Wanna See My $111 Mil NBA Contract?? ... Here It Is

10/25/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1021-launch-contract-gilbert-arenas-tmz-03Ever wonder what an $111 million NBA contract looks like?

Well, here you go ... courtesy of Gilbert Arenas.

The ex-NBA star filed the complete 2008 contract he signed with the Washington Wizards in his family law case ... a contract which was supposed to pay $111 mil over 6 years.

As Arenas put it, "Amnesty kicked in" -- and the payouts were stretched over 8 years instead. His final installment will hit his bank account on Oct. 31st.

Of course, Arenas -- who made more than $160 MIL during his career -- now says with no more NBA money coming in, he can't afford to keep his kids in private school.

The contract spells out exactly how much Gilbert got paid every year -- right down to the monthly checks.


Chris Martin My Kids Need Some Shine ... They Can Sing!

10/25/2016 7:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow are 'consciously' deciding to thrust their kids into the spotlight to show off their musical talent ... and this video explains why they're doing it.

12-year-old Apple and 10-year-old Moses performed at a Boys & Girls Club fundraiser in Malibu, which looked like it was in someone's backyard. She sang Ariana Grande's "Just a Little Bit of Your Heart" and he sang "House of Gold" by Twenty One Pilots.

It's pretty remarkable -- not only because the kids clearly have their parents' musical talent -- but because Gwyneth and Chris usually try to keep 'em out out of the public eye.

Can't hold 'em back at some point.

Matthew McConaughey & Son Levi Twinning!!

10/25/2016 7:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1025-Matthew-mcconaughey-Son-Run-AKMGSI-01Matthew McConaughey is already teaching his son, Levi, how you just gotta keep livin' man, L-I-V-I-N ... the healthy way.

The two went for a mile run while on vacation in Honolulu, where the elder McConaughey was promoting the military's "Rock the Troops" concert over the weekend.

Levi, who's 8, barely broke a sweat, but can't say the same for Matt. He just keeps getting older, but the ... 


Gilbert Arenas I'M ROLLIN' IN CASH ... And Hiding It From My Baby Mama

10/24/2016 4:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

Gilbert Arenas says he's NOT REALLY struggling financially -- despite what he said in court docs -- claiming he's still extremely loaded and hiding his fortune from his baby mama. 

We broke the story ... Gilbert filed court docs in his family law case saying his $111 million NBA contract pays out on Oct. 31st -- and once that day comes, he won't be able to afford to pay for his kids' expensive private school.

In the docs, Gilbert makes it very clear he'll be living on interest from previous investments -- and not rollin' like a $160 MILLION baller.  

But after TMZ Sports posted the story ... Gilbert posted a video of his own -- showing off his kids messing around with thousands of dollars in cash and bragging that he's "hiding" it from his baby mama, Laura Govan.

Gilbert also shows off his kids' safety deposit boxes and says they're "gold digger proof."

He also says if Laura is insistent on sending the kids to school she better start "selling that p**sy."




'AGT' Winner 'I Don't Know My Name' ... But I Know I Got Sweet Bonuses

10/24/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1014-grace-vanderwaal-youtube-gettyGrace VanderWaal didn't just get $1 million for winning "America's Got Talent" ... she also nailed down an extra $100 grand, and a slew of possible bonuses.

The 12-year-old 'AGT' winner from this past summer is set to receive the $100k advance for her 1st album, and then an additional $100k if the record pushes more than 500,000 units in its first year.

According to her contract, Grace is eligible for up to 4 renewals of her deal with Simon Cowell's record label, SYCO -- and each one comes with another $100k.

She rode her original tune, "I Don't Know My Name" all the way to the 'AGT' crown, and if she's got a few more hits up her sleeve ... the kid's set for life.

'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 weeks ... 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."


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