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Halle to Gabriel

You're Trying to Make Our Daughter White!

11/24/2014 11:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1124-halle-tmz-02Halle Berry just took Gabriel Aubry to court ... claiming he's trying to make their 6-year-old daughter white.

Halle was furious Gabriel was straightening Nahla's naturally-curly hair, lightening it with highlights and she is convinced it's because he does not want the girl to appear to be African American.

Halle didn't show in court Monday morning, but her lawyer Steve Kolodny did, along with Gabriel and after a lot of arguing the judge ruled NEITHER Halle nor Gabriel could change Nahla's look from its natural state.

So the judge is allowing Nahla's hair to grow back naturally.

Score one for Berry.

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Robin Thicke

I'm Bringing My Super Young Girlfriend

Around My Kid

11/24/2014 8:28 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1124-robin-thick-april-at-usc-game-wm-3Robin Thicke must be serious about his new girl ... because she's now hanging out with his kid.

Thicke, his boy Julian and his super young GF April Love Geary were snapped at the USC/UCLA game at the Rose Bowl Saturday night ... where they got a good view of the Bruins whooping the Trojans.

As TMZ first reported, while Thicke has been coy about his dating situation, 19-year-old April has been going full bore, posting photos that were snapped inside Thicke's home. 

One thing about April ... she LOVES the spotlight.

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Dwight Howard

Baby Mama Royce Reed

Also Investigated for Child Abuse

11/23/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Dwight Howard's son has had a rougher time than anyone thought ... the baby mama who reported Dwight to Children's Services for belting their son was herself investigated for the exact same thing.

The Florida Dept. of Children and Families (DCF) got a call in February from 6-year-old Braylon's school, informing authorities the boy had been belted on the back of his neck and leg for using "potty words."  

According to docs, baby mama Royce Reed fessed up and said she did indeed belt the boy because he "dropped the f-bomb" in school. Authorities checked out the kid and there were no obvious marks ... she told them she only hit him once with a child fabric belt. The case was closed out, but school officials spoke with Reed and accused her of using excessive force on the child.

TMZ broke the story ... Reed called DCF in August, saying Howard belted Braylon badly ... and Howard subsequently copped to it.  Howard is currently the subject of a criminal child abuse investigation for the incident.

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Musician Skylar Grey

Hey Kid, Quit Using My Fake Name

11/22/2014 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Skylar Grey NameMusician Skylar Grey is claiming a 14-year-old street artist has ripped off her name, and she wants him to change it ... or else.

According to a letter obtained by TMZ ... Skylar wants 14-year-old Skyler Grey (with an 'e') to go by a different name because it's causing confusion -- she suggests "Skyler Grey Arthurs" or "Skyler G" or just "SG."

Here's the irony ... Skylar Grey isn't even HER legal name. It's actually Holly Hafermann. Nonetheless, she's already trademarked it and used it in all her videos and marketing.

The REAL Skyler Grey just so happens to be a legit prodigy himself ... he's sold his street art to Snoop Dogg, The Game and other big names.

We're told Skyler the kid refuses to fold.  

You're move, fake Skylar.

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Dwight Howard

Baby Mama Throws Son's

B-day Party At Hooters

11/19/2014 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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A seven-year-old boy should be having his birthday at Chuck E. Cheese's, NOT Hooters ... but that's exactly what Dwight Howard's baby mama did for their son's 7th birthday. 

"Basketball Wives" star Royce Reed, the boy's mother, posted the photo on her Instagram showing Braylon grinning from ear-to-ear ... and it probably wasn't because of the wings.

As TMZ first reported ... Howard is angling for full custody, while simultaneously being investigated for child abuse.

In court docs, Howard has accused Reed of exposing Braylon to sexual situations. Howard claims his son has witnessed Reed engage in sexual acts with her "numerous companions."

We're told Howard believes this photo is just the latest example of his son being exposed to sex.

A source close to Royce says her son's birthday party was at a Monkey Joe's bounce house earlier in the day -- with his classmates -- and she merely stopped at Hooters for food. The source also says Royce has never had any man in and out of her house, and has never exposed Braylon to sex.

A rep for Howard tells TMZ, "Dwight isn't going to engage in the back and forth about his son in the media. He only wishes that his mother would do the same and protect the boy instead of exposing him.‎"

Tyga

Boycotts Club for

Banning Underage GF Kylie

11/19/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1118_tyga_kylie_jenner_tmz-2Tyga pulled a no-show for a club appearance when the place shot down his demands to get his underage GF Kylie Jenner into the West Hollywood hot spot.

Sources at Greystone Manor tell TMZ ... Tyga begged and pleaded with promoters to get 17-year-old Kylie admitted -- calling several times throughout the day. We're told he even pushed his arrival time to 1:30 AM while trying to negotiate Kylie's entry.

When the club wouldn't budge -- y'know, because of the law and stuff -- he bailed. 

We're told Tyga pulling out of the event pissed off a liquor sponsor in a big way. The club is trying to reschedule, but since the 21-and-over rule isn't changing ... seems pretty hopeless. 

They may wanna call him back ... in four years.

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Pantera Drummer

That Baby Rocks!!

Here's Something to Bang

11/19/2014 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE



A viral video of a baby drumming to a Pantera song rocks so hard ... the band's real drummer Vinnie Paul is sending the tot a mini-metalhead starter kit.

Vinnie tells TMZ ... he was so blown away by the clip of 8-month-old Wyatt faux-jamming (there's an adult moving his arms) to the Pantera classic "5 Minutes Alone" -- he reached out personally to the kid's parents in Kentucky.

Vinnie put together a $400 ddrum D1 starter kit for Wyatt -- 2 cymbals, snare drum, bass drum, 3 tom toms and sticks -- which he's shipping this week with a personal message.

"Walk" on, little Wyatt!

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Kylie Jenner

Ticketed for Driving While Black

11/18/2014 5:32 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1118_kylie_jenner_pulled_over_x17Kylie Jenner is getting to know the entire LAPD police force one by one ... because another cop just pulled her over and wrote her up.

The 17-year-old was driving her Range Rover in the San Fernando Valley when the patrol officer lit her up because her tail lights were not up to code. The whip was tricked out and the black covers over the red tail lights didn't cut it.

The non-moving violation is the latest in a string of vehicular hijinks ... she's been in 2 accidents, ticketed 3 times and sued once.

At least she's not dating a 24-year-old. Oh, wait ...

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Dwight Howard

Now Under Criminal Investigation

For Child Abuse

11/18/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1117_Dwight-Howard_tmz3Dwight Howard is under criminal investigation for child abuse ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

We've learned the Cobb County PD in Georgia now has an active criminal investigation into allegations he beat his 6-year-old son Braylon with a belt buckle.

TMZ Sports broke the story ... the Dept. of Children and Families in Florida (DCF) determined there wasn't enough evidence of child abuse to go forward, but it turns out the incident occurred in Georgia. Howard admits he hit his kid with a belt, but says he didn't know it was wrong because he was hit as a kid.

Law enforcement tells us ... Georgia cops asked Florida for the file, but the DCF dragged its feet and did not cooperate. So it turned into a cold case until Monday, after Cobb County detectives saw the TMZ Sports story summarizing a doctor's findings that Howard committed child abuse.

A Georgia law enforcement source tells TMZ ... "People who were not so forthcoming before today [Monday] have been." The source adds detectives did several one-on-one interviews Monday and say the case "has now been raised to top of the list."

Howard's attorney tells TMZ ... Howard's baby mama Royce Reed is "shopping her baseless allegations" to Georgia authorities even though Florida's Dept. of Children and Families found her claims had "no merit."

For the record ... DCF found the allegations credible, but concluded they did not meet the standard of proof required for formal action.

The attorney says he's confident Georgia will reach the same conclusion because "The truth is on our side."

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'Frozen' Actress

I've Made A Fortune Playing Elsa

11/18/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Don't feel too bad for the young actress who only got a few hundred bucks for her part in "Frozen" -- the biggest animated movie EVER -- TMZ has learned she's made a small fortune in residuals.

We told you about Spencer Lacey Ganus ... the 15-year-old who voiced teenage Elsa in the movie. Her contract guaranteed her $926 for one day of shooting ... but we've learned she actually ended up making 10 TIMES that!

A rep for Spencer tells us ... she's collected more than $10K in residual checks from the flick -- which has hauled in more than $1.2 billion -- and says Disney's expressed interest in hiring her for more voice-over work.

We're told she's putting the cash in a college fund ... where she hopes to -- Let it grow, LET IT GROW!!

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Dr. Phil

Mama June Lies Like a Rug

11/17/2014 1:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Dr Phil Mama June Child MolesterDr. Phil thinks Mama June is a compulsive liar who is freakishly drawn to criminals.

Dr. Phil was on "TMZ Live" Monday ... talking about his interview with the former "Honey Boo Boo" matriarch and offering an interesting take ... that her version of events is so obviously false, she indicts herself.

According to Phil ... in addition to Mark McDaniel, June had also previously been involved with a second man who's currently in prison on similar child molestation charges. Two other former boyfriends have also done time.

She also claimed the photo we posted showing her and McDaniel in a hotel room was photoshopped, although she moonwalked out of that allegation.

The interview airs today.

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Dwight Howard

Doctor Concluded Basketball Star

Abused His Child

11/17/2014 10:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Dwight Howard was cleared of child abuse in Florida ... but now we know the doctor who examined his child determined the boy was hit with a belt buckle, struck with excessive force and was the victim of abuse.

As TMZ Sports previously reported ... Howard was investigated in Florida for hitting 6-year-old Braylon with a belt. Howard admitted to authorities he hit the kid but says he didn't know it was wrong because that's how he grew up. 

TMZ Sports has obtained documents from the Dept. of Children and Families (DCF), summarizing the findings of the doctor who examined Braylon. It says, "Dr. Kesler noted Braylon to have a linear bruise and patterned abrasions consistent with the history given by Braylon of being struck with a belt numerous times by his father."

The report goes on to say the injuries were "consistent with Braylon being struck with the buckle end of the belt ... with excessive force, resulting in soft tissue injuries such as bruising and abrasions."

And the report indicates Dr. Kesler found the injuries lasted longer than 24 hours and were "consistent with a medical diagnosis of physical abuse."

And the doctor recommended that Howard participate in parenting classes and use methods other than corporal punishment to discipline his son.   

DCF concluded the child abuse allegations were "not substantiated," but  in Florida that means there is "credible evidence" of child abuse, but not enough to warrant action. What's curious is why the doctor's findings weren't enough.

Howard's rep tells TMZ, "The Florida Dept. of Children and Families thoroughly examined all of the evidence and determined that there was insufficient evidence of child abuse," adding the case has been closed in Florida. It appears this is the first time Howard's people have acknowledged some evidence of child abuse, although they insist there was no child abuse. 

Howard's people are lashing out at baby mama Royce Reed, saying, "It is appalling to see a mother use her son as a pawn against his father in an attempt to extract money, which is what is happening in this case."

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Jack & Jack

Vine Rap Stars Upstaged By Matt

During Fan CRUSH [Video]

11/17/2014 9:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Matthew Espinosa Jack and Jack FansPop rap duo Jack and Jack were at the center of an insane scene at LAX -- hundreds of their 6 million social media followers flocked to the airport -- but much of the crowd was really obsessed ... with their famous friend.

You've gotta see the J&J fans losing their minds -- tears were shed as they made their way through the crazed pack of tweener girls. But the most surprising part is a majority of the girls were screaming for the Jacks' BFF ... a dude named Matthew Espinosa.

Matt's pretty popular in his own right -- over 4 million followers -- but based on this video ... it looks like he's coming for Jack and Jack's crown.

For the older set, this is like Beatlemania ... for Pete Best (Google it, young people).

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