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Honey Boo Boo Boo Hoo Hoo Dancing is Hard

8/12/2018 7:16 AM PDT

Honey Boo Boo is learning a hard lesson ... dancing can really suck.

The 12-year-old dissolved into tears after a rehearsal Saturday at CBS Studios in L.A.  

All is not bad ... she's getting $50,000 just for signing to do the show, and the longer she competes the more money she'll pull in. If she makes it to episode 3 she'll get $10k, episode 5 she'll get another $15k, episode 7 she'll get $20k, episode 8 another $15k, and if she's in the finale she'll get another $20k. 

Judging from the pics, she's not bankin' on more than the minimum.

Heidi Klum Daughter Meets Biological Father After Years Apart

8/11/2018 2:48 PM PDT

The baby daddy of Heidi's Klum's oldest child, Leni, has not been a part of her life for years ... but it looks like that's changed after a reunion in Italy.

The biological father of Heidi's 14-year-old daughter is Italian businessman Flavio Briatore ... but the couple split before Leni was born in 2004, so she was was adopted and raised by Klum's ex-husband, Seal.

Heidi and Flavio have long stated he has no involvement in Leni's life, but something apparently changed recently ... as the father/daughter met and embraced at the Cala di Volpe hotel in Porto Cervo late last month.

We're told Heidi was there with her entire family, including her parents and her 3 other kids ... and everyone was happy and having fun. Flavio joined them all for a meal and was seen chatting with Klum as well.

It's unclear at this point if this was a one-time special occasion, or if Leni's father plans to see her more regularly.

Actress Erika Christensen I Was Ready to Pop So My Hubby Did the Honors at Home!!!

8/11/2018 7:55 AM PDT

Actress Erika Christensen gave birth to her second child ... but this time around there were no doctors ... just her hubby.

Little Polly was born at home Friday, because there was simply no time to get to the hospital. Erika's husband, Cole Maness, did the honors and delivered his child.

Erika says, "It happened! It happened this morning ... And it will go down in family history because baby girl’s own, incredible Dad delivered her all by himself."

The photo was taken minutes after Polly was born.

Congrats ... and good job, dad!

Brad Pitt Struggles to Maintain Relationship with Kids

8/9/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are at war in their divorce case, but the more immediate struggle is the co-parenting situation that even has a judge issuing a warning to cool it ... or else.

We're told Brad has been spending the bulk of his Summer in England -- where Angelina and the kids live -- so he can see his 6 children. The judge in the divorce case set out a schedule for Brad to visit with his children in London beginning in mid-June for 10 hours a day. The visitation increased last month to 4 consecutive days at a time.

Our sources say Brad and Angelina never interact with each other, and the handoffs are always through nannies and assistants.  

It's clear there have been issues over Brad interacting with the kids. The judge in the divorce case already issued an order saying Angelina tried to restrict Brad's access that the judge believed was "harmful" to the children. The judge even said Brad had a right to call and text the kids whenever he wanted, and Angelina could not monitor the contacts.

TMZ broke the stories about Angelina claiming Brad has only provided minimal child support, and Brad fired back in legal docs that he's paid her $1.3 mil in child support since they split nearly 2 years ago ... and he loaned her $8 million to buy a house.

From what we're told, things are getting worse, not better, between the two. 

Kourtney Kardashian Just Broke Up But I'm Far From Broken Up

8/7/2018 6:15 PM PDT

Kourtney Kardashian appears to be laughing off her breakup with Younes Bendjima -- literally, she couldn't stop smiling while hanging with her kid and Kim Tuesday.

Kourt surfaced in Century City after TMZ broke the story that she and her model BF had split recently -- and after photos of her now-ex showed him boo'd up with another chick ... who he called just a friend.

She doesn't seem to have a care in the world by the way she's carrying herself -- confident, sexy, and, more importantly, HAPPY, with her daughter Penelope and sis nearby. They were also joined by Miami mogul David Grutman, who was tagging along for the (escalator) ride.

Yeah, based on her reaction here ... we're guessing Kourtney's gonna be just fine. 

Billie Eilish Scores Millions ... In Universal Music Contract

8/7/2018 3:36 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Billie Eilish is a newly-minted millionaire, because we've learned the 16-year-old singer is raking in $2.6 million for an advance on her music.

We've obtained her minor's contract that was filed in L.A. County Superior Court. It says she inked a deal with Universal Music Corp. According to the contract, the advance is for a minimum of 5 new songs.

According to the deal, Billie gets $1.5 million within days of the time the deal is signed.

It gets even better ... if Universal extends the deal beyond the initial 3-year term, she'll get up to a $7 million advance.  

Billie started on SoundCloud when she was just 14 and gained a huge following. She's now on tour with Florence + the Machine. She also has a song on the second season of the "13 Reasons Why" soundtrack with Khalid. And she has a single in next year's 'Men in Black' movie.

And there's this ... from what we can tell she's working on a song with Danielle Bregoli

Serena Williams Postpartum Emotions Contributed to Tennis Loss

8/6/2018 3:58 PM PDT
Breaking News

Serena Williams says she was in a "funk" during her historic loss at the Silicon Valley Classic last week -- all because postpartum emotions made her feel like a bad mom. 

Williams suffered the worst loss of her pro career to 43rd ranked Johanna Konta -- going down in straight sets ... 6-1, 6-0. 

Now, Serena -- who gave birth to her daughter back in August 2017 -- says postpartum emotions definitely played a role. 

"Last week was not easy for me. Not only was I accepting some tough personal stuff, but I just was in a funk. Mostly, I felt like I was not a good mom," Williams wrote on Instagram. 

"I read several articles that said postpartum emotions can last up to 3 years if not dealt with. I like communication best. Talking things through with my mom, my sisters, my friends let me know that my feelings are totally normal. It’s totally normal to feel like I’m not doing enough for my baby."

She added ... "Although I have been with her every day of her life, I’m not around as much as I would like to be. Most of you moms deal with the same thing. Whether stay-at-home or working, finding that balance with kids is a true art. You are the true heroes."

"I’m here to say: if you are having a rough day or week--it’s ok--I am, too!!! There’s always tomm!"

Honey Boo Boo Big Money on The Line ... For 'DWTS: Juniors'

8/6/2018 12:14 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Honey Boo Boo has the chance to reel in some serious cash if she can survive the grueling competition on "DWTS: Juniors."

Boo Boo -- aka Alana Thompson -- got $50,000 just for signing on to do the show ... and the longer she competes, the more money she will make each episode. We've obtained a copy of her contract, and the rest of the cash breaks down like this ... 

- $5,000 per episode for episodes 2 & 3.

- $7,500 per episode for episodes 4 & 5.

- $10,000 per episode for episodes 6 & 7.

- $15,000 for episode 8.

- $20,000 for the finale.

If you are bad at math -- that is $130,000 total -- or a lifetime supply of "sketti and butter."

Britney Spears Berlin Concert Break w/ 2 Sons ... Now THAT'S Child Support!!

8/6/2018 6:55 AM PDT

Britney Spears doesn't subscribe to the "More Money, More Problems" theory ... or so it seems 'cause she's having a helluva time with her 2 sons in the midst of a child support battle with Kevin Federline.

The singer and her 2 sons -- Sean and Jayden -- hit up a sightseeing tour Sunday at the Lustgarten in Germany. Awesome way to enjoy a break from her concert tour. They all seemed to enjoy the sights ... under the watchful eye of security. But back in the States, not everything was coming up roses.

TMZ broke the story ... Britney's legal team squared off Friday with Kevin, who has demanded way more in child support than the $20k per month she's been forking over. He wants $60k a month ... and she's willing to go around $10k a month higher, although she says she pays for everything and all he wants is to have her support his 4 other kids. 

Bronny James Picks Crossroads Follows Shareef O'Neal's Lead

8/6/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

LeBron James Jr. has picked his 8th grade destination -- he'll be attending the ultra-exclusive Crossroads School in Santa Monica, TMZ Sports has learned.

Multiple sources confirm ... 13-year-old Bronny has enrolled at Crossroads with the intention of being a student when the school year begins.

Bronny, of course, is one of the top young basketball players in the country. The assumption is that he'll join the school's middle school basketball team until he's eligible to play for the high school team next year.

FYI, Crossroads is where Shareef O'Neal played his high school ball. It's also where Baron Davis went to school back when he was a high school star. 

Other famous alumni include ... Evan Spiegel, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Jack Black, Maya Rudolph and Jonah Hill

Of course, Bronny could always change his mind and go somewhere else -- but we're told, as of right now, the plan is to attend Crossroads. 

Angelina Jolie Making Divorce So Hostile ... Her Lawyer is Quitting

8/4/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Angelina Jolie is fighting Brad Pitt so hard and nasty in their divorce and child custody dispute, her lawyer is quitting her ... sources tell TMZ.

Sources familiar with the matter say Angelina has been out for blood. As one source connected to Brad tells us, they believe she wants to kill any relationship he has with his kids. We're told there has been a lot of screaming on Angie's part ... as one source said, "She's fueled with anger and has gotten ridiculously unreasonable."

Our sources say her lawyer, Laura Wasser, is going to quit and made that known to her, because it's gotten too venomous. It seems like this was not a good match, because Wasser has made a name for herself in divorce circles by promoting settlements and co-parenting

We're told Angelina has hired another law firm to take over when Wasser officially leaves, but for now the divorce is nowhere near settling ... it's more like all-out war.  

Kenan Thompson's Wife Gives Birth to Baby Girl!!!

8/4/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kenan Thompson's living his best life in 2018 -- he turned 40, earned his first-ever acting Emmy nomination and now he's become a father for the second time to a baby girl. Sweet trifecta!!

The 'SNL' star's wife, Christina Evangeline, gave birth to Gianna Michelle Tuesday night in Florida. Little Gianna weighed a healthy 6 pounds, 6 ounces. The couple already has another daughter, Georgia Marie, and the two are already inseparable and obsessed with each other.

Christina posted a video on social media announcing her pregnancy only days before she was ready to give birth. TMZ broke the story ... Christina gave birth to their first child back in 2014.

Congrats!!! 

Britney and Kevin in Court I Pay For Everything ... So What's His Beef With Child Support?

8/3/2018 1:32 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

5:13 PM PT -- Britney's lawyer, Laura Wasser and Kevin's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan just left the courtroom after a closed hearing. Sources say nothing substantive was decided and all hearings regarding Kevin's request for child support have been put off until a later date.

Britney Spears' legal team is about to square off with Kevin Federline's in an L.A. court, and the central issue is going to be whether Kevin needs additional child support for the 2 kids he had with Britney or whether it's because he's trying to get her to support his other 4 kids.

As TMZ first reported, Britney has been paying Kevin $20k a month in child support for years. In addition to the support checks, we're told Britney pays for the kids' tuition and related school expenses, clothing, extracurricular activities (including sports), and various other expenses. In all, she forks over around $35k a month.

Kevin's lawyer has reportedly demanded $60k a month ... which Britney and her conservator, Jamie Spears, have refused to pay. We're told Jamie is agreeable to raising child support by around $10k a month, despite the fact he believes Kevin doesn't really pay for anything related to the kids.

Friday's hearing, we're told, could get contentious because Britney wants to cut to the chase and figure out what, if anything, Kevin really needs for the kids. We're told Kevin's lawyer wants to comb through all of Britney's contracts to determine exactly how much she makes and spends. 

We're told Britney's team thinks it's ridiculous Kevin's lawyer wants to go through the time-consuming and expensive exercise of figuring out what she makes because everyone knows she makes a fortune, so the only issue is how much more the kids need. Her team believes the only people who benefit from dragging this out into an expensive process are the lawyers.

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