Brooklyn Tankard -- one of the stars of Bravo's "Thicker than Water" -- is proving everyone wrong after she was arrested last year for allowing her kid to skip school ... because the kid is now a scholastic star.
A judge ordered Brooklyn to become a more serious parent, monitoring her daughter's homework and school attendance, and apparently it paid off.
11-year-old Diamond just made the honor roll in her 6th grade class.
It's a big turnaround ... Brooklyn's arrest followed 16 unexcused absences and 35 unexcused tardies. Authorities felt Brooklyn was enabling the kid to become a truant.
She got schooled!
'Geostorm' Child Actress
Only 10 But
Making It Rain
1/6/2015 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
There's nothing sci-fi about Sterling Jerins' payday in the upcoming Gerard Butler blockbuster "Geostorm" ... it's real, and it's big.
Producers are handing the 10-year-old actress $125K for her role as Hannah in the flick -- she'll also have plenty of privacy off set in her trailer -- one half of a huge WiFi ready "double-banger."
If you don't know her name you will -- the young star best known for roles in the show "Deception" and Brad Pitt's "World War Z" will be getting shared billing with her co-stars.
She's learning the ropes fast.
Gets Primo Cash for Elsa Comeback
1/3/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Whatever you're making per hour can't match what "Frozen" star Eva Bella made to reprise her voice over duties for a new doll. Not even close.
Disney pulled the 11-year-old voice of Young Elsa back into the fold to work on its Winter Glow Toddler Elsa talking doll. According to her contract, the whole recording session only took an hour -- but Eva still hauled in about $1700 for the brief gig.
Now, that's an ice block of cash!
No wonder the damn doll's always giggling.
Job Insecurity ...
Daughter Could Have Axed Him
1/2/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kevin Smith had to be very careful not to piss off his daughter Harley Quinn Smith -- the teen actress had the power to send Daddy packing as director of their upcoming film.
Harley's contract for her role in "Yoga Hosers" shows she wasn't paid huge money -- the standard SAG rate -- but the real juice is the 15-year-old clearly has a kick ass agent.
Harley's deal for the flick actually gave her the right to approve the director ... meaning she had to sign off on her own dad -- which she wisely did.
For the record ... Kevin had the right to approve her too. Again ... dad's no dummy.
Takeaway for Harley: don't bite the hand that conceives you.
Applauds Brad & Angelina for
Raising a 'TransKid'
12/31/2014 10:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Amber Rose showed her support for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's parenting by posting a pic of their daughter -- dressed in a suit and tie -- and praising them for supporting Shiloh's desire to be a boy.
Amber captioned her Instagram "How gorgeous is John Jolie Pitt?" The image she used is Shiloh at one of Angelina's recent premieres.
Both Brad and Angelina have said Shiloh thinks of herself as a boy, wants boy haircuts, and wants to wear boys clothing. They've also said she prefers to be called John.
So, we gotta ask ...
After Son's ND Team Beats LSU
12/31/2014 6:09 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"The Admiral" is pleased ... and not just because he watched his son's Notre Dame football team beat LSU Tuesday night -- he's also pumped that his youngest boy just committed to play basketball to Duke!
David Robinson was leaving LP Field in Nashville where ND defeated LSU 31-28 in the Music City Bowl ... and was clearly excited for his son Corey Robinson, a sophomore WR on the team.
"I'm feeling GREAT! Are you kidding me?! Did you see that game?"
But the best part of the video ... at the very beginning of the clip, you can hear Robinson telling another man about his youngest son Justin, who just committed to walk-on to the Duke basketball team.
"It's going to be a long process for him and everything ... and I told him, I said, "You know what, don't ever get discouraged. There's no one like you in the world."
There's more and it's pretty great. Meantime, check out Justin's skills ... not bad.
'The Affair' Kid Actors
Tween Pulls More Green Than Teen
... For Now
12/31/2014 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
If Showtime's "The Affair" actor Jake Siciliano feels a tiny sting every time he goes on set ... it's because the 16-year-old is making a grand less per episode than his 11-year-old co-star.
We got a hold of Jake's contract and tweener Jadon Sand's (they play the Solloway bros). Jadon is set to pull in $11K/episode for the first season while elder statesman Jake only gets $10K. But if the show's a hit, Jake will start crushing Jadon.
According to the docs, Jake gets a $1,000 boost for the next 2 seasons -- and then 5% bumps for seasons 4, 5, and 6. Meanwhile, Jadon only gets a flat 5% raise every season going forward.
Bottom line -- a little sibling rivalry is always good for the piggy bank.
Takes Out Her Girls ...
While Seal Takes Out Their Kids
12/30/2014 1:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
It's a tale of two parents -- while Heidi Klum frolicked around topless in St. Barts with her boyfriend Vito Schnabel ... Seal took their kids to Mammoth for a ski vacation.
Heidi's moguls are the best around.
NBA's Reggie Evans
Most Adorable Bling Ever
12/30/2014 9:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
He might be one of the toughest guys in the NBA, but Sacramento Kings player Reggie Evans has a soft spot for his kids ... as evidenced by the adorable chain he rocked around NYC yesterday.
Evans -- who was in town to play the Brooklyn Nets -- headed over to the Barclays Center with several diamond-encrusted pictures of his 4 kids.
C'mon ... that's cute and you know it.
Evans was also rocking out a pair of fancy Louboutin boat shoes ... $1,200 a pair.
But the necklace -- that's priceless.
Wife Demanding Divorce
... And Her Passport
12/30/2014 7:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Add Jeremy Renner to the rash of holiday season break-ups -- his wife wants out of their marriage after just 10 months.
According to docs filed earlier this month, Renner's wife Sonni Pacheco is seeking the split over irreconcilable differences -- but get this ... she's demanding he return her stolen passport, birth certificate and SS card.
The couple just copped to their secret marriage back in September ... and every indication is the break-up will be nasty.
In her divorce docs ... Pacheco says they have a prenup, but adds it should be torn up because it was based on fraud. There's no further detail about what she means by "fraud."
Pacheco wants the moon ... she's asking for spousal support and physical custody of their 1-year-old daughter, Ava Berlin. She's also looking to use the Range Rover until the smoke clears, and for Renner to pony up her rent and moving expenses.
I Was Just Tired of Being Married
12/30/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Rock filed for divorce from his wife of 19 years for one simple reason ... he wasn't happy in the marriage, sources directly connected to the couple tell TMZ.
One source says this will be a "simple divorce" and that there is no third party involved -- Chris just did not want to continue in a marriage that was not fulfilling.
Although our sources say the divorce won't be contentious ... obviously there is some bad blood. As TMZ previously reported ... Rock complained Malaak has been preventing him from seeing their 2 daughters -- and he is asking for shared legal and physical custody.
Malaak issued a statement making it seem like they jointly came to the decision to split -- but Chris' people fired back ... making it clear HE was the one who filed for divorce.
Wife Says, Aloha ...
I'm Leaving You
12/30/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Slash's marriage is on the rocks -- TMZ has learned his wife has hightailed it out of L.A. and is already saying they're separated.
Sources close to the couple tell us Perla unexpectedly flew to Hawaii over the weekend with their 2 boys, and threw down a deadline of sorts -- telling Slash they need to work out their issues by New Year's or else.
It's unclear exactly what the issues are -- they've had plenty of blowups during 13 years of marriage -- but one source says ... "this time it's different." Although Perla is telling friends this a separation, we're told she hasn't filed legally.
We called Slash's reps -- they haven't gotten back to us -- but TMZ broke the story back in 2010, when Slash filed divorce docs ... only to withdraw the petition 2 months later.
We're told no one's mentioned the 'D' word this time around ... not yet. That could be especially messy since Perla is Slash's manager and runs all of his companies.
Chris Rock Divorce
Blasts Wife ...
You Can't Keep Our Kids From Me
12/29/2014 1:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Rock wants to make sure his now estranged wife doesn't punish him for divorcing her ... by keeping their kids away from him.
In his divorce docs, filed in NJ last Tuesday -- and obtained by TMZ -- Rock complains that Malaak has been preventing him from seeing their 2 daughters on a regular basis. He is asking for shared legal and physical custody of 12-year-old Lola and 10-year-old Zahra.
As for finances ... Rock acknowledges they had a prenup when they married in 1996 -- but says it's expired because they've been together for just over 18 years.
The split has been in the works for at least a month. In the docs, Rock says back in November they identified all the community property to be split up once they divorce.
Interestingly ... Rock points out Malaak has the "ability to work and contribute to her own support" -- which sounds like he's angling to reduce any spousal support payments.