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Mama June

Reunites With Chickadee

But Not For Free

12/28/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1227-june-shannon-anna-chickadee-shannon-check-TMZ_01Mama June and Chickadee's feud over money and Mark McDaniel is over after they smoked the peace pipe this weekend -- a very expensive peace pipe. 

June tells TMZ ... she and her daughter Anna "Chickadee" Cardwell started squashing their beef once June forked over a check for $15,400. Anna had accused June of swiping the cash out of her trust fund. 

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June says there was no theft ... the fund had dwindled because she was using it to pay Chickadee's expenses -- mobile phone bill, spending money, and rent (she has her own place) -- for 2 years. She says the new check is Chickadee's last payday from 'Honey Boo Boo.' 

As for McDaniel -- June's ex-bf convicted of molesting Chickadee -- June told her daughter and the whole family she hasn't seen him since September, and plans to keep it that way.  

June tells us she knows they won't be able to completely patch things up overnight -- but says she video chats with Chickadee twice a day, and they've agreed to "move on." One positive sign -- Chickadee brought her daughter Katilyn to hang with June -- which she previously refused to do.

Solange Knowles

Nailed By Taxman

Days After Marriage

12/28/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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While Beyonce shops for $70 million homes, her sister Solange is getting dogged by the taxman almost immediately after she got hitched.

Solange needs to settle up with the State of California, which claims she owes more than $55,000 in taxes for 2010-12.  

And to add insult to injury ... the tax lien was filed 3 days after Solange tied the knot.

Meanwhile, back at the homestead, Mathew Knowles is having a marathon garage sale where he's hawking Solange's CDs for $1.96. A Beyonce poster is going for $200.

Life ... it isn't always fair.

Jessica Alba

Sorry 'Honey' ...

No Suit For You

12/28/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Jessica Alba Honey Lawsuit

You can't take anything away from Jessica Alba ... not even her critically panned movie 'Honey' -- the courts have dismissed the Bronx b-girl's lawsuit claiming Universal jacked her life story.

As we first reported ... hip-hop dancer/teacher Honey Rockwell sued the studio for millions, saying she never gave them permission to make the movie that mirrors her life. She claims she busted out the "Honey" stage name more than 20 years ago ... way before its release.

But a judge decided her claims came too little too late and says the studio was protected by the First Amendment -- that means, no matter how bad it was, the movie was artistic expression. 

Rockwell says she couldn't file sooner because she wasn't familiar with the film industry and didn't know who to sue ... the court said that's no excuse and decided she also doesn't own any rights to the name.

Alba's piece of crap is safe.

Sony

Salary Leaks Causing Chaos

In Negotiating Contracts

12/27/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Sony Salary Leaks
The Sony hacking has made negotiating contracts with stars and suits almost impossible ... TMZ has learned.

Sony and other industry sources tell us ... the salary leaks have triggered intense anger ... especially with execs who think they've been screwed because the guy in the next office has a sweeter deal.

We're told some execs are furious at the bonus structure they got, because they believed they were top of the heap when they weren't. One source said some contracts have already come up for renewal and "Sony's getting nailed to the wall." 

Same principle applies to movie and TV stars, who now have comps to use against the studio.

Several agents and entertainment lawyers tell TMZ ... they feel totally comfortable using the salary comps, but one Sony exec thinks it's shameful for reps to use stolen information in negotiations.

Here's how bad it's gotten. Sony's files have been wiped clean, and we're told the studio is now calling agents and lawyers who represent Sony big wigs, asking them to make copies of deals and proposed contracts that they can send back.

'Jungle Book' Star Rohan Chand

Contract Full Of Options

And They're All Money

12/27/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Jungle Book Origins Mowgli Salary
Rohan Chand
is about to star in Warner Bro's "Jungle Book: Origins" ... he's also poised like Shere Khan to jump a lot of tax brackets and become one very rich 10-year-old.

Producers are ready to make the next Mowgli a household name with $160K for his first film and a tree house full of future options ... they just need a judge to sign off on the contract because he's a minor ... and then it's the bling necessities.

The court docs show Chand's pay will double every time WB options another sequel, with the best case scenario ... more than $2.2M.

Makes you wanna be like him.

Justin Bieber

Look What Santa Gave Me!

12/26/2014 7:09 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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It doesn't matter if you're naughty or nice when you're worth an estimated $200,000,000 ... because Justin Bieber appears to have gifted himself a private jet for XMAS ... although it may not be exactly what it seems.

Justin posted the photos on Shots ... then captioned the pic, "New jet for Christmas, and she's beautiful."

Now let's deconstruct. A G6 goes for around $60M, give or take a few million. This one seems particularly tricked out, with at least 8 white leather seats, a large couch and a lounge.

Lots of celebs who do this purchase a part ownership ... like a time share. Justin could theoretically afford it, but it's a huge nut and $200M only goes so far, right?  

Either way ... undeniably awesome.

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WWE Star Sheamus

Goes Back In Time ...

Buys a DeLorean

12/26/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

WWE Sheamus DeLorean

WWE superstar Sheamus may not be a champ anymore, but he's still living like one -- dropping a bundle on the crown jewel for all exotic car lovers ... who also happen to love "Back to the Future."

Our sources tell us the Celtic Warrior went searching for a DeLorean last weekend -- and hit up Just Toys Classic Cars in Orlando for a test drive. He clearly fell in love with it on the spot ... 'cause he scooped it up for around $55K. 

Unclear if Seamus is a "Future" fanatic ... but he can forget about a road trip to 1955. The seller tells us the car -- which is more than 30-years-old -- has a "tough time getting to 88 miles per hour." 

Buyer beware! 

Fun fact: In "Back to the Future III" ... Marty Mcfly's great-great-grandpa's name is ... Seamus!

Karrueche and Chris Brown

He Loves Me Not,

He Loves Me!

12/25/2014 3:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Chris Brown
has gone from venomously putting Karrueche Tran on blast ... to giving her what looks like a small diamond mine.

Karrueche coyly posted the pic of her latest acquisitions ... courtesy of CB. 

She's not saying if either is an engagement ring, but it's doubtful given that it's on the wrong hand.

It's certainly a major about face ... we spotted them the other night leaving Playhouse nightclub in Hollywood, the first time they've been publicly seen since their nuclear breakup. 

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Looks like he also gave her a pooch.

This one does answer to "bitch."

Amanda Bynes

Stable, Lucid and Off Meds

12/25/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Amanda Bynes Mental Health
Amanda Bynes is OUT of her manic state ... acting completely "normal" and her family thinks it's nothing short of "mind blowing."

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Amanda is off all meds, including Adderall, which caused her to get a DUI

When you speak with Amanda there is no way you would know she's been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolarity. She is completely lucid. 

We're told things have stabilized so much, her parents have given her limited access again to bank accounts. She spends her time reading, doing yoga, meditation and pilates ... all stress reducers which doctors say are important for these mental disorders.

We're also told Amanda's recent trip to USC -- where she'd like to enroll as a psych major -- was all planned by her.

Here's the rub. Doctors have told Amanda's family, people with such mental illnesses sometimes rebound and they can be ok for months, only to relapse again.

The family believes during these stable periods, the best thing is to give Amanda enough freedom to enjoy it.

Young Jeezy

Daddy Warbucks

Ain't Got Nothing On Me!

12/24/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

1223-jeezy-gifts-david-ka-01Young Jeezy just made Sony's Amy Pascal smile just a little ... he bought out an entire movie theater for a showing of "Annie."

Jeezy went all St. Nick in ATL Tuesday ... dropping $10,000 on toys for his charity, Street Dreams Foundation. The screening set him back another $2,500, which includes popcorn, sodas and candy.

But wait, there's more. Jeezy took 100 kids to lunch at Gio's Italian restaurant.

Jeezy-Claus has made this an annual event 7 times in a row.

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Ray J

I Got a New Piece

And it Tells Time

12/24/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Ray J Watches
Ray J wants to give Kim Kardashian a run for her money, but not in a hotel room ... this time it's in Macy's.

We've learned Ray has signed a deal to become the face of RSNL watches with his business partner, David Weintraub. The timepieces go for anywhere between $150 and $500. They got some good outlets ... JCPenney, Macy's and Kohl's.

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Ray wants this to be his entree into the jewelry biz ... just like Kim K.

He always makes his money right behind her.

Clint Eastwood

That's a Wrap

... on 18 Year Marriage

12/23/2014 12:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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Clint Eastwood
is officially a single man ... his divorce from wife Dina is final.

According to docs filed in Monterey County Superior Court, the marriage of Clint and Dina ended Monday. The couple struck a property settlement and custody agreement, but details are thin.

As TMZ previously reported, Clint attempted to block Dina from getting spousal support ... claiming money to which she was entitled was covered by their prenup. It's unclear if the terms of the prenup were honored in the settlement, but typically there's give and take in these divorce agreements.

Dina requested primary physical custody of their daughter, but she's 18 now so the issue is moot.

The couple separated in June 2012 and Dina filed for divorce last December.

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Mathew Knowles

Hawking Beyonce Stuff for Top $$$

Deep Discounts on Solange

12/23/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Beyonce Dad Garage SaleBeyonce's dad is trying to make ends meet by unloading tons of her souvenirs from her career in a massive garage sale -- which also features Solange stuff ... in the bargain bin. 

As we've told you ... Mathew Knowles is having baby mama troubles -- which might explain why he started selling off some Bey treasures outside his office in Houston last Friday.

As of Monday, there were plenty of items available ... including a giant Beyonce poster for $200, old tour books for $20, and various pieces of House of Dereon clothing. On a budget? You can find a Solange CD for $1.96. 

In the non-Beyonce aisle -- Mathew's also selling office furniture ... so, it looks like a total fire sale.

We're told Mathew shunned an attempt to haggle the oversized Beyonce poster down to $145 ... standing firm at two hundy.

Daddy's baby needs a new pair o' shoes.

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